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Looks like my computer made a liar out of me… except it only did it once.  Fortunately I was able to hit the Peace on Earth Hunt, which was the first hunt I have ever participated in.  So it is a pretty big deal for me to find the beautiful silver dress from Sassy! for my new photo.  I added it to my photography page, because I thought I did a stellar job with it.  Sadly, I’m too lazy for link to Sassy or POE’s page, but if you want it, just request it in my comment box and I’ll add it.   My jewelry is the Twilight collection by Two Sisters Jewelry.

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My good friend Atherina Rhapsody, who has modeled for this blog in the past, was busy hunting along when she chanced upon Santa Claus!  She decided to take her photo with him.  She made a greeting card out of the photo for all the readers of Frugal Fashionista.  Doesn’t she look festive in the POE gift from Tres Beau?   Thank you, Atherina for the wonderful greeting.

Santa!!!

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Right now I can only present a teaser to the second part of the pumpkin hunt at JeSyLiLO.  I had managed to get a nice shot before my computer completely crapped out on me.  Not only that, but my Photoshop stopped working.  So until I can find out how to fix things, I will be posting untouched photos.  Not that I do too much to them, so there may be little difference from what I normally post.

As you may recall, I mentioned that JeSyLiLO is hosting a hunt where you have to find 20 pumpkins hidden throughout the store.   Each item is free, but you have to be a group member to participate.  Fortunately, the group is free  and the store puts out awesome monthly gifts****  (See bottom)  One of the five items is the Winter Woolen Vest which I paired with a turquoise Intrinsic Tank. You can get the tank for free at Jane, and they come in a variety of amazing colors.  I’m also deviating from my usual shape to wear the Fairy Avatar shape with the Light Autumn Skin.  I was excited to find that JeSyLiLO provided a hair gift, since free hair is pretty hard to find.   Boonta in Black Cherry is such a fun looking style and it is an amazing color.  It also sets off my autumn green Katy Eyes, which you may not be able to see that well.   I found the Autumn Brown Leather boots by Gothic Angel on the marketplace, and they were only 1L.  I think they pulled the entire outfit together real nicely.

 Edit**** It has been brought to my attention by a reader that JeSyLiLO charges 50L to join group.  I figured there may have been a change so I spoke to my friend Atherina Rhapsody and she had informed me that it does cost 50L to join the group.  Whether it always has or if it is a new policy, she does not remember.  I apologize for any disappointment caused by my misinformation.  At any rate, if you can, I still urge you to join the group because the monthly group gifts are worth it.

(Item – Name – Designer/Vendor – Prices)

JeSyLiLO:  Find My Pumpkins gifts- 0L-50L group fee**

Vest- Winter Woolen Vest in brown

Shape- Fairy Avatar

Skin- Light Autumn

Eyes- Katy in Autumn Green

Hair- Boonta in Black Cherry

Other Items

Tank – Intrinsic Tank- Jane– oL

Boots- Autumn Brown Leather- Gothic Angel via Marketplace- 1L

Jeans- Aeda jeans in Cobalt- The Plastik– Not free

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Two hunts that I’ve recently participated in are the Ricielli Halloween Hunt and the JeSyLiLO Find My Pumpkin Event.  Both are store-wide hunts and involve pumpkin hunt objects.  The Ricielli Halloween Hunt is a 15L per object hunt, but the quality of the items makes this a steal.  The JeSyLiLO hunt is free, although you have to be a group member to participate.  Good news is that the group is free to join, and you get to look forward to scoring the beautiful skin gifts that they put out every month.  No matter how you look at it, it’s win win.  JeSyLiLO also has a photo contest involving your finds, and the prize is 5000L and the hunt and contest last until November.   For now, I will be blogging 3 of the Ricielli hunt gifts that I managed to snatch up.  There are 19 gifts, and if you would like to see what you may be getting, or want to pick and choose, then Ricielli has a cheat sheet here.     With autumn here, and winter creeping upon us, I’ve been obsessed with coats and jackets.  It has been my belief that the right jacket can add the perfect touch to an outfit, and Ricielli has provided some beautiful pieces.

Ricielli Mesh Coat- Salmon Snakeskin RHH #1

Ricielli Mesh Coat- Green Wool RHH #13

Ricielli Mesh Jacket- Wine Wool RHH #17

I mentioned my Calico Ingmann Debbie hair, which is also a free hunt gift through the Red Seal Hunt (will have to get on blogging that) in my last post.  My Glamorize swirled black jeans and Night Star eye and lip makeup that were 1L, and my free Mynerva  Sara Pure skin, which is a group gift. (50L join fee).   The lace tank I’m wearing is what I had left over from the Cart Sale last month by Somnia, I’m not sure if they carry them in their store in world, but they do have them in the Marketplace for 200L (boxed set).

Again, my photo was taken in the photo studio located inside Designs by Isaura.

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Yay, a freebie update.   I can only manage one, but I have some more ready, and hopefully I’ll have them up before the hunts end.  Autumn is my favorite season.  Not only are there so many amazing colors and smells, but there are so many cute jackets and sweaters on market.  Second Life is not an exception.

 

 

I found this cute little cardigan/sweater in DCNY as a group gift.  I paired it up with a cute pair of jeans that I found for 1L at Glamorize, which is where I found my eye shadow, which was 2L I believe.  They have many amazing colors of make up and skins that go up to 25L.  My lip color is a wearable demo/tester from M.O.C.K as I have mentioned in my last post.   The beautiful hair that I’m wearing is actually a hunt prize from the Red Seal Hunt, which is a hunt held on the Rue D’Antibes sim.  The hair is Deb from Calico Ingmann Creations and it comes with a color changing HUD so you can swap out the hair color as much as you want.
My photo was taken at a free DIY photo studio at the Designs by Isaura store.

I forgot to mention that my skin is a free gift from Mynerva

 

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Even Second Life me balks at the task at hand.

 

Whenever there is a hunt, I tend to go a little crazy and get so focused on snatching up the gifts that I tend to forget to stop and actually sort through them.  Sometimes I get distracted by free gifts or the group updates informing me of some sale or freebie.  Now my entire inventory is filled with past gifts that I never got around to opening.   I have decided to take a hiatus, not that I update very often anyway, to actually open and organize all of my items.   I have no idea how long it will take since my First Life is very hectic and my time on Second Life tends to be very brief.   It will take awhile since I have hunt gifts from all the way back in December that I never even bothered to sort.   All in all, it is a very big mess in my inventory and I have to go through it all.  On top of that, I’m going to have to sort through the stuff that I had since ’09 to see what I keep and what will go.  Too bad there are no yard sales in the virtual world.*  I hope to have a new system figured out as well.

*Disclaimer:  I am fully aware of the copyright reasons behind why we don’t resell items of another designer.  I am also aware that it is pretty shady to charge for an item that you get free.   The disclaimer is targeted to those who may not get that I was joking and to save them the time they would take to explain it.

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Atherina has volunteered to be my guest model again since she had found these cute little freebies in the Home’s Momiji Hunt.   It is a sim based hunt that’s held in Lavanda Square, and you hunt down 11 little kokeshi dolls in hopes of finding the one that will lead you to all the goodies.  This hunt runs until May 28

The cute shirt by Lavanda is probably my favorite of her finds, best of all it is MESH and comes in standard sizing.

How cute are these strawberry shades, provided for the hunt by MDL?

Modish provided the beautiful skin that Atherina is wearing, giving her a peachy, sun-kissed look.  The adorable little Kokeshi Doll earrings are among the many gifts by Lavanda and fit with the theme of the hunt.    So far May has been the best month for finding free hair, which I plan on photographing and blogging later.  Atherina is currently wearing one of my favorite hair finds by Tameless, which happens to be a gift of the No Strings Attached Hunt which runs until May 31.  It is an updo that is perfect for small hats and tiaras and comes with a long hair option as well.  Tameless also has some lucky board gifts that look amazing, so I urge you to check them out.

(Item – Name – Designer/Vendor – Prices)

Top and Earrings- Lavandachic Kokeshi Shirt and Kokeshi Doll Earrings- Lavanda Square– 0L/Momiji Hunt Gift

Shades and Gum- Strawberry  Glasses and Bubble Gum- MDL– 0L/Momiji Hunt Gift

Shoes- Cat Flats- MDL– oL/April Group Gift

Skin- PupidzKiss- Modish– 0L/Momiji Hunt Gift

Hair- Sophia Coacoa-Tameless-oL/NSAH gift

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Hello, Bris here and I just want to welcome you to Running Free with Bris.

I will own up to being a bit of a cheapskate in both Real Life and Second Life. If I can get it for cheap or, better yet, free then I’m one happy camper.  Sadly, when I first started out in SL, it was hard to find anything of decent quality that was in my limited L$ or for free.  It is especially hard for me to find something of good quality that wasn’t just plain trashy.  I strive for class, after all.

Recently, I have set myself on a mission.  That mission was to create an entire wardrobe of free or nearly free clothing.  My spending limit was set to at most 10 L$.  Did I expect it to be easy?  No, I had some pretty realistic expectations of what I was searching for.  I expected to give up before I could even get started.  As it turns out, it was actually easier than I thought.  Sure, it was still pretty challenging, but not impossible.

The first thing I did was that I checked my favorite stores.  Sometimes they have special promos, especially if you are a member of their group.  I absolutely love the stores that have monthly group gifts.  Sascha’s Designs is one example, and I will tell you more about her designs as I blog about my adventures in frugality.

Another thing I did was to get to know the Marketplace.  In the beginning of my mission, it was where I acquired nearly all of my finds.  Go to the left side, choose your category and your price range.  They even have a 0L$-10L$  category, which made my life so much simpler.  It was a little hard for me to find what I was looking for, but you can find a lot of great things in the SL Marketplace for free or cheap.

Lastly, I had discovered hunts.  That was my best discovery in SL.  Hunts are probably the largest source of all my free stuff.  I can’t begin to start on how much I love hunts.  I had even found an awesome little blog called SL Hunts.  They inform you of upcoming hunts that will be happening throughout Second Life.  Also, while I did say most of my free stuff comes from hunts, not all hunt objects are free.  Fortunately, all the non-free ones only cost 1L$ for each gift, so they still fit in with my 0-10 limit.

What I hope to do with this blog is to not only showcase my finds, or to tell you how to get them, but also to introduce all the amazing designers that create them.  Not many are willing to provide such great pieces for so little money, so I’m much more appreciative of those who do.

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