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Grotesque

Grotesque

Much like the macabre, though a little less romantic, grotesques have been part of art and architecture for centuries. It’s a theme I’ve always romanticized myself, that concept of finding beauty in that which would otherwise be called ugly. Now, before I get too melancholy in my musings I’ve got some pretties to share with you, one of which is this face tattoo by Nar Mattaru that reads “Grotesque” under my right eye. Alongside my finds at Nar Mattaru, I picked up some group gifts from rotten, and torment via Harajuku. Keep reading and I’ll give you all the what and how of things.

Nar Mattaru

Nar Mattaru has a handful of 10 linden offers in the same spot as their group gifts. These 10 linden finds do not require a group tag to purchase. I picked up the face tattoo that says “Grotesque” under the right eye, and has an almost cute little fly under the left eye. The tattoo comes in BOM layers, and an Omega applier with fresh, normal, and faded options.

Also at Nar Mattaru is this smudgy black eye makeup. This eye shadow look is called the “Effortless Smoky Eye” it too is just 10 linden. The grunge-rock princess part of my personality just couldn’t pass this one up. This eye-makeup comes in a BOM layer, and an Omega applier.

rotten

I am kind of in love with this lip gloss from rotten. It’s their current group gift, and the group is free to join. I love when I come across amazing makeup finds. Makeup is my favorite way to customize my look without changing my skin. This free lippie set by rotten includes 6 color choices, each with 4 style/opacity variations. In the package you’ll get BOM layers only. Technically these lip colors were made to be worn on Genus heads, but I think they look fantastic on my Catwa head.

rotten group – secondlife:///app/group/4d0e66a7-5638-f451-3118-2171a5203e27/about

group gift @ mainstore

torment

If you head over to the Harajuku event you can pick up these gorgeous earrings for free from torment. They are waiting at the torment booth at the Harajuku event. You will need to be wearing the torment group tag. The torment group is free to join. Then while wearing your torment group tag, click the “gift” sign at torment’s spot at Harajuku. These lovelies come in a black/gold version (shown) and a silver/gold version.

torment group – secondlife:///app/group/3a408b88-83ba-7700-7fa4-f1ca5e1236d2/about

Credits: 

  • Hair – Lamb – Foxy
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Eye Makeup – Nar Mattaru – Effortless Smoky Eye – 10L
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Face Tattoo – Nar Mattaru – Grotesque – 10L
  • Earrings – torment – mortem gift – Free torment Group Gift/Group is Free to Join @Harajuku
  • Lip Gloss – rotten – magic crystal lip gloss – heart garden – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alme – Mesh Stiletto Nails – Ombre Rose Gold Nude
  • Top – Little Fox – Kelsey Statin Blouse – Pattern 5
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Backdrop – Concept – 02 Dark Panel – 69L/pull @Kustom 9


When Witches Go Riding…

When Witches Go Riding
“When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers
’tis Halloween.” ~ Unknown

Happy Halloween Fab Free! I feel like October flew by, and I am a bit sad to see it go. Still, there’s Halloween night and plenty more in the coming days to celebrate. For this bewitching look I picked up group gifts from 7 Deadly Skins, Reed, and Tequila’s gift at Miix. I hope you enjoy these witchy finds!

7 Deadly Skins

7 Deadly Skins put out this extra group gift Halloween Skin for the ladies for the month of October. You’ll find it waiting in a box near the main group gift poster. This gift includes a BOM layer skin, and an Omega applier. The 7 Deadly Skins group has a join fee of 295 linden.

Reed

Reed has more than one free group gift out currently as well. This cute little black dress is free to all group members. The group is free to join at this time, so don’t miss it and the other group gifts.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), Belleza (Freya, Isis)

Tequila

Tequila, the brand not the liquor :P, has a creepy cute pose set out for free at the newly started round of Miix. Th pose set includes several male and female poses with skull props To get this set you’ll need to join the Hype Events group which is free to join at this time. I’ll link the group down below.

Hype Events Group: secondlife:///app/group/f6713096-c68b-be38-0435-51f617775ef6/about

Credits: 

  • Hair w/HatClawtooth – The Good Witch – Wild Pack
  • Head  – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin7 Deadly SkinsHalloween Group Gift – Oct. 2020/Free Group Gift/Group is 295L to Join
  • Earringse.marie – Black Magic Gacha – Skull Earrings – Silver – 50L/play @Epiphany
  • Dress – Reed – Halloween Gift Dress – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join 
  • Manicuree.marie – Mix n Match – Dark Omens
  • RingOn a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Ring
  • Broom w/Sit Posee.marie – Black Magic Gacha – Broom RARE – 50L/play @Epiphany
  • ShoesREIGN – Deviant Heels
  • Pose w/Skulls – Tequila – Orby Skulls Bento Pose Set – Free Event Gift/Hype Group Free to Join @Miix

Photo taken at Cemetery de Chevalier

 


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Beldam Haunt

Beldam Haunt

It’s rare for me to envision something and then have the ability to manifest what I see in my mind with the tools at my disposal. Death Row Designs and Roawenwood gifted me the ability to really create the sort of diabolical yet romantic scene I had floating around in my imagination. So if this reads like a heartfelt thank you, it’s exactly that. I’ll always be inspired by and grateful for designers who give gifts that are beautifully detailed and thoughtfully made.

Death Row Designs 

I’ve always enjoyed the juxtaposition of the beautiful with the horrific. It’s easy to believe something ugly is sinister, but what of something or someone truly stunning? I find it thrilling in story telling to consider that under a lovely façade lies something malevolent. Death Row Designs often embodies this motif, gorgeous “ruined” things. They have three such things as their free October group gifts, and a fourth group gift that I didn’t show in my photo but is in the vendor ad below. There’s a broken and blood-drenched china tea set, a beautiful set of fall décor that includes a shelf with tchotchke and a silver mirror, and lastly a haunting wall lantern hanging from the fingers of a devilish outstretched arm. The Death Row Designs group is free to join.

FOUR New Group Gifts Now at DRD!!

Roawenwood

I’ve always felt that Roawenwood often has an inkling of darkness to their furnishings. Nothing too wicked, but just dark enough to be alluring. They have a lovely macabre chair and foot-stool set complete with a display ouija board, and drippy candle with darkly romantic red roses and human skull. The furniture itself has a deep purple-blue color, and a texture that makes me think of velour. There’s also a throw blanket over the stool that has gold-like flecks in it. The “Spirit Board Chair Set” is Roawenwood’s free hunt prize for the Fallen Gods Prophecy Hunt. Please click or copy the link below for the ins and outs of the hunt, including hints, and gift previews.

How to participate in the Fallen Gods Prophecy Hunt 

http://fallengodsinc.blogspot.com/2020/10/prophecy.html

Get the required Hunt Hud Here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Selidor/126/137/37

Credits:

Death Row Designs Group Gifts: Free Group Gifts/Group is Free to Join

  • DRD – October Decorative Set (Shelf & Mirror)
  • DRD – October Lantern
  • DRD – Special Tea

Roawenwood Spirit Board Chair Set: Free Fallen Gods Prophecy Hunt Gift

  • Armchair (Special Purple Color)
  • Ottoman (Special Purple Color)
  • Ouija Board (Decorative Only)
  • Spirit Guardian Candle

Additional Furniture/Décor:

  • CauldronsDeadly Nightshade – Golden Mystic’s Cauldron Stack – 2019 Trick or Treat Lane Gift
  • HandsPaper Moon – Tattooed Plaster Hands
  • Protection CandleHelel’s Apotheca – Solitary Witch – Helel’s Protection Candle
  • Fireplace CandlesMesh Nation – Cluster of Candles
  • Rune Stone SetHelel’s Apotheca – Solitary Witch – Runes & Feathers
  • CatOubliette – Sleepy Black Cat
  • RugFancy Decor – Heron Rug
  • Blood SplatterDeath Row Designs – October 2017 Shadow Box Series (Dark) Bloody Bonus Box Item
  • BackdropChiMia – Marais Apartment (Gilded Black)


Witch Please

Witch Please

Hello there Fab Free, I don’t know about you but I am so glad for the weekend. I could use the three R’s, rest, relaxation, and retail therapy! With the retail therapy part in mind, I did wander through The Gacha Life event. They are celebrating the season with free gifts. You may recall Aline’s post “Look for Magic” where she blogged two of the gifts. I picked up the shoes from ZFG as well, along with the t-shirt gift by Grumble, and a cute manicure by Sorry Charlie. Have fun, and happy weekend!

Grumble

The ultimate in comfortable attire, a simple tee. This one by Grumble is free at The Gacha Life event. It has a witch hat graphic and reads “Witch Please” across the front. To get this free gift at Gacha Life you’ll need to join the free event group before clicking the gift box.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Isis, Freya, Venus), EBody, Tonic (Curvy, Fine), Slink (Physique, Hourglass)

Sorry Charlie 

Definitely pick up this nail polish applier by Sorry Charlie for free at Gacha Life also. At first glance it appears like a dusty blue polish with a black tip, which would be pretty. However it’s much cooler. The “blue” is actually a bunch of tiny little skulls, like glitter, but skulls!

Appliers Included: Slink, Maitreya, Omega

The Gacha Life Group – secondlife:///app/group/37f68d97-5a04-ddde-a09a-55f572a5ab65/about

Credits: 

  • HairFoxy – Feline Hair (brown)
  • HeadCatwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • SkinEudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Shirt – Grumble – Witch Please – Free Gacha Life Group Gift/Group is Free to Join – @Gacha Life
  • TattooMister Razzor – Lotus Tattoo
  • Manicure – Sorry Charlie – Kawaii Skulls Appliers – Free Gacha Life Group Gift/Group is Free to Join – @Gacha Life
  • JeansBlueberry – Authentic Jeans – Ripped
  • Shoes – ZFG – Tasha Punk – Free Gacha Life Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at A Thousand Windows

 

 


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Fabulous Finds 10.15.20 Edition

Scared Trio GIFT @ La vie en pose

Free Gift at La Vie en Pose/ Group is Free to Join by Synnergy

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A Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

“My darling girl when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.” – Aunt Francis, Practical Magic

Welcome back to the blog Fab Free! I am loving some of the October group gifts I’ve come across recently. It’s always thrilling to find freebies that I feel match my personal style when I wear them. For this post I found just that in the free October group gifts from Eternal Limited, POUT!, and Belleposes.

Eternal Limited

I love the playfully witchy print of this dress by Eternal Limited. I was so excited to find this cute dress is their free group gift for October. The group is also free to join.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, MeshBody Legacy

POUT!

This time of year also gives the opportunity to wear some creative and beautiful makeup looks. I love the bold colors and the stitch detail of this eye makeup by POUT!. It is also a free group gift for the month of October. The POUT! group is free to join.

Appliers/Layers Included: Catwa BOM Layers, Genus BOM Layers, Catwa Applier, Genus Applier, Lelutka Evo Applier
[POUT!] Monster Shadow - Group Gift

Belleposes

Lastly, it just wouldn’t be October in Second Life without some spooky poses for taking all the fun Halloween photos. The October (from 2018, but still available) group gift at Belleposes is a fun set of 3 witchy poses. Belleposes is free to join as well.
October Group Gift
Credits:

  • HairLamb – Heart
  • HeadCatwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • SkinEudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • BrowsJust Magnetized – Perfect Eyebrows Set 02
  • Eye MakeupPOUT! – Monster Shadows – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • LipstickMJN – Make it Glitter
  • DressEternal Limited – Magic Brewing – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Chest PiercingARISE – Double Dermal/Purple
  • RingOn a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • TattooDappa – Boujee
  • ManicureDemicorn – Angel Nails – Fatpack
  • PoseBelleposes – October Group Gift (2018) – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join

Photo taken at Favorite Things Haunted House


Woodland Witch

Woodland Witch

Sometimes there’s no other way to describe a place except to say that it feels homey. I feel that way about this magical little setting I put together with a few of the Fantasy Forest Hunt prizes. The Fantasy Forest Hunt is running through the end of May, so there’s still a bit of time to get hunting. For my witchy woodland setting I picked up the gifts from The Artist Shed, Collect, and Tentacle Experiment.  Each prize is just 5 lindens, and you’ll be hunting for a small grouping of mushrooms.

The Artist Shed

This detailed armchair with its decadent floral fabric is the Fantasy Forest Hunt prize at The Artist Shed. The chair is 6 land impact prims, and has a single unisex sit pose. It’s also copy, so you’ll be able to rez multiple chairs if you wish. This FFH gift is just 5 lindens.

Hunt HintIf a branch falls in the forest, I mean store…does anyone remember?

Collect 

The carved pillar and tree with hanging lanterns giving light to this setting is the 5 linden Fantasy Forest Hunt gift at Collect. It too has really nice details with only 8 land impact prims. After all, what witchy retreat would be complete with out a light to conjure by.

Hunt HintFantasies and Daydreams are fuel for many a book. 

Tentacle Experiment 

Tying everything together is the Fantasy Forest Hunt prize at Tentacle Experiment. Also just 5 linden and 5 land impact prims, this FFH prize is full of witchy whimsy. It includes the trio of rocks, broom, books, and animated grass. The grass seems to be subtly waving in the wind, or perhaps it is the magic emanating from the books and broom that causes the grass to dance.

Hunt HintEating mushrooms can give trippy effects. 

Credits:

ChairThe Artist Shed – Flower & Fern Chair – 5L FFH Prize
KittenPixicat – Wonderland Cat – Rare
Kitten (Black)Pixicat – Wonderland Cat (Black)
Kittens in BasketPixicat – Wonderland BasketCat – Rare
Tree w/LanternsCollect – Light in the Forest – Hunt Version – 5L FFH Prize
Rocks w/Broom & BooksTentacle Experiment – Witch’s Retreat – 5L FFH Prize
Added GrassRoawenwood – Green Grass Mesh
MushroomsUnited InshCon – Magic Forest Plants
Background TreesIncendia OutdoorsPast Lights in the Woods Gift *Similar Items in their Marketplace store just 50L 

Photo taken at a private location.


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Wicked

Steam Hunt 1

Hello Faboulouses! I don’t know if any of you readers are familiar with the book and musical Wicked, but this post was based on it. The novel’s protagonist, called Elphaba, is based on the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. Now I look just like her- witchy green skin and all- except I’m in steampunk attire too! I’ll be showing off this green skin 75 L promo, some more freebies from the steam hunt and a free hair in this post. Buckle up; this is a long one!

More Steam Hunting

I finished the Steam Hunt IV, and this is an outfit I came up with using the goodies from the hunt! I am featuring the free hunt prizes from Razmataz, Prism Designs, Dragon Lady’s Closet, Adele Arts, Pixel Box, Destiny’s Designs, and Sweet Revolutions. The STEAM XV’s grid-wide hunt is free and going on until March 31st- so get out there hunting to get these cool finds!

First off- my outfit is the prize from Destiny’s Designs. The top is a system top I have applied using bakes on mesh (BOM), and the skirt comes in fitmesh and mesh standard sizes (S-XL) which will fit a variety of mesh avatars with some help from your alpha hud. The lantern I am holding is one of five prizes from Pixel Box on the hunt. I also used one of the “Steampunk poses” from Razmataz in this shot.

The gate in behind me is the prize from Sweet Revolutions– it can be rezzed anywhere and be used for landscaping or sim-building- how cool is that!

Steam Hunt 2/Ritual Skin

This dashing hat, which includes a top hat for men as well, is the prize from Dragon Lady’s Closet and you can find these chic boots from the prize box from Prism Designs. Underneath my skirt, I am wearing some lovely omega applier tights which are in the hunt gift from Adele Arts.

Estha & Osha

I stumbled across a promo at Ritual Skins right now, where you can get 2 skins for the low price of 75 Linden. I am currently wearing the BOM version of the skin, but it also comes with a number of head appliers, body appliers, ear appliers and omega if you haven’t switched over to BOM yet. The skin comes in 2 shades: Estha and Osha, and you can wear the skin with freckles, without freckles and with black or white brows. I am currently wearing Estha. The skin can be worn as part of a fantasy outfit and the duo even includes elf or faerie ears. The shade of both skins is green, and it’s really beautiful. It reminds me of the character Elphaba from the book and musical Wicked, which I love. This green skin duo will be 75L until Midnight SLT on Friday, March 27th. As far as I know, there will be a weekly promo at Ritual for this prize so keep an eye out- especially if you love fantasy skins.

Head Appliers Included

  •  LAQ
  • Genus
  • Lelutka
  • Catwa
  • Omega

Body Appliers Included

  • Maitreya
  • Belleza
  • Slink
  • Tonic
  • Omega
  • V-Tech
  • AMD Bump

Ear Appliers Included

  • Soul Ears
  • Bentobox Ears
  • LOGO ears

Green Locks

It isn’t easy being green, especially when you don’t have much hair to match your own skin in your inventory. Luckily Firelight! still has their free group gift out from March 2019 which is a beautiful long and green hairstyle for women. There’s a whole bunch of other gifts to grab while you’re there too! There’s even a brand new green hairstyle to match this skin!

Thanks for reading, Fab Free!

xx
– Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Clothes & Accessories

Top & Skirt– Destiny’s Designs
Boots–
Prism Designs Phoebe Ankle Boots(Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)
Omega Tights– Adele Arts Tights Omega (Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)
Hat– Dragon Lady’s Closet Honorine Hat (Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)
Lantern– Pixel Box Steam Hunt Prize #1 Lantern (Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)
Poses– Razmataz Steampunk Poses (Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)
Gate– Sweet Revolutions (Free 0L Hunt Gift/ Steam XV Grid-Wide Hunt)

Body

Hair – Firelight! Shamrock Katie O’Barley Hair (Group Gift/ Group is Free to Join)
Mesh Body – Belleza Freya
Mesh Head – Genus Project Genus Classic W001
Skin – Ritual Skins Elspeth Estha Skin Black Brow (75 L Promo- Estha/Osha Skin Available until March 27)
Eyes– Euphoric Hope Eyes Applier (Previously Blogged by Aline HERE
Nails – Belleza Freya
Photo Location–Luane’s Magical World

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Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

                            ~ Song of the Witches. Macbeth

 

It’s that time of year again… the season of the witch. Celebrate with this great witch costume from Baetik. These are some of the Hunt prizes Baetik has hidden for Spookzilla. I love the headband and horns, the high gothic collar on the robe… the little crow friends…just all of it!

Sizes Included

  • Belleza – Freya
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya

Spookzilla only runs till October 31rst so hurry over and hunt down those ghosts!

 

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Juli’s Stylin’

Mesh Head – LeLutka (Spencer- w/ my own edited shape)
Mesh Body – Maitreya – Laura
Ears – Aitui – Gen 4 Eleven Ears
Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Freckles Applier – [pout!] – Freckles and Beauty Marks Set 2
Hair – Doe – Noel

Robe + Headband/Horns + Staff + Crows – Baetik – 25L per prize for the Spookzilla Hunt

Photo Location – Hogsmead