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Close but no close up.(Freebies)

Again I just popped in to check notes/notices and the lay of the land so to speak to see whats what on our sim but as always I got sidetracked with this Freebie from Radex Design, written as RaDeX DesiGn.

I’ve just done the one picture, insert usual excuse here lol, but you do get the whole lot.  Jacket, trousers and it looks like 2 sets of footwear and a Hud to change the lot.  I did slip on an undershirt which is that touch of green you can see.  It’s all good but of course, you may love one bit but not the other, some of the jacket textures are very neoprene in colour and texture while the one I’m wearing is the one I prefer.  The boots have blended into not much in this picture but they’re pretty good it’s just I could/should have done a close-up of them.  The other pair of shoes seem to be trainers/sneakers but I didn’t try them on or the other Freebies I picked up but although these are in the Radex shop and close to these GG’s you have to join a different group to get them.  They’re 2 sets of boots and one pair is particularly interesting to me I can’t remember the name of this second group because I logged off without neatly labeling my new stuff so they have vanished into my invent.

PS Obviously there are other Radex group gifts but also a hunt going on, one of those “non-hunts” in that the butterflies you’re looking for are everywhere.  This is also one of those hunts where the prizes cost lindens and so there is a board with a picture of what is in each butterfly and I might just hunt down #27 when I LM grab.

RaDeX DesiGn

Hell YES, it’s time to spend.(Bargains).

When I got the notice that Mina Nakamura has set out all the old Group Gifts for us to get it was a case of “Hell YES”.

Each hair is what I would term “wearable” in that you wear the hair the hair doesn’t wear you. Simple, understated with excellent texturing.

This raggy short hair is super sweet.

I’ve kept to the brown range but she has colours from Pitch Black to Platinum and although as a RL brunette I veer towards the browns her blondes and esp her reds are just gorgeous.  Don’t get me started on the Ombres!

I know that EVERY blinking blog out there and inworld freebie, bargain and discount group will be blasting these all over the place.

HOLD YER HORSES, because although I’m only showing you 4 there is MORE because not only is there a really sweet but bloodied version of Arwen that has been out a little while as a Halloween Group Gift there is also 4 Group Gift of MENS HAIR!  The icing on the cake is that not only does Mina do great women’s hairs but she also does great men’s hair and if I’m honest a lot of the women/men hairs look great on both sexes so basically for the 200Lds joining fee you get 8 stunning hairs AND the bloodies Arwen AND if you remain in the Mina group then 10% off all future purchases.

OKAY confession time, because I was so excited about these gifts and since I probably own ever Mina hair I just selected these from my invent and I’m now just about to log in to LM grab and see if there is any restrictions on the colour palettes you get with these GG’s but as I said it doesn’t really matter as I think every shade it just

So stop being mean and go spend some Lindens.

UPDATE Because of 2 things, I can’t find them in the shop so I’ve dropped one of the managers a note asking where they are but I think it’s a case of when you join the VIP Group they could be in the notices etc BUT there is NO rush as the old GG’s are now going to be available on a permanent basis! Plus as I was camming and scanning the shop even though I know there is an upstairs with lots of hair there is now even more and I’ve spotted several of my fav hairs up there.  I think sometimes the upstairs is a bit overlooked so once I know where the GG’s are and you pop over to check them out check out upstairs.

PS Taken in my Nams setting so this is what I see when I SL.

Mina’s Mainshop

2 for 30(lds).

I had to quickly log out of SL so I left my AV stood in a shop called Chain and when I logged back in I quickly joined the group for only 30Lds and snagged the 2 group gifts.

This dress looks like a 10 out of 10, Hell I look like a 10 out of 10 LOL.

This is a really super clinging dress with a colour option of 5  great colours, BUT because I either missed it in my haste to buy it I missed the fact it’s a Maitreya fit. Ho Hum,  having said that even though there is “breakthrough” I could actually live with it.  There is a bit on the back hem, the top part of the back and there is a little bit of alpha showing at the cleavage which does sound a lot but in fact I don’t think it’s that bad and if it wasn’t for the fact I have a lot already of this figure-hugging dresses I would be keeping it. Obviously, you may have a Maitreya mesh body or a system body but know you have an Alpha which would work with this design I deffo say go for it.

This other Group Gift is a bandeau top with a choker part to it and oddly enough this one comes in 4 mesh fits so my SLink is catered for as well as HG Slink, Maitreya and 2 other fits which I obviously can’t remember because I can’t name em LOL.  Anyhow check it out for yourself because it too has a really nice 6 colour Hud option.

I also spotted a couple of Lucky Boards but by that time I was clutching my goodies and wanted to get home.

PS.  Just in case you’re curious this shop, Chain, is now sharing a shopping area with PumeC and PumeC is the skins I wear 99% of the time.  Not only do I think these are amazing skins I think they’re great value and you get STUFFED Huds with all the Appliers you need for all your needs.  Anyhow since you’re there why not check em out for yourself.

Chain

OH, Delilah!(5Ld Giftie).

Such an easy one for a Sunday morning.

Stayed up way too late last night getting my fill of SL and my last stop was the Spotlight/Hashtag event. A simple and small regular event and you’ve probably been there a few times already.  Not all of the stands have a gift out for us and most of them also come with a bargain price tag and in this case, it was just a piddling 5Ld and for that you not get this absolutely stunning gold dress but also a top which is pretty darn good.

This particular gift is on the TRS Design stall.  As I said most of the gifts come with a price tag and some do have pictures of the contents and some don’t so it’s up to you to take a risk but since none of the priced ones cost more than 10Lds you’re not risking much.

PS When I went back to LM grab I spotted that one of my fav shops, Sn@tch, has a stall and their gift is free but although I know it’s a choker I’ve not tried it on.

Spotlight/Hashtag Event

Worth every Ld.(Super Bargains).

I went over to Loordes of London just for these boots but damn it was hard which colour to chose from so, in the end, I went for this green one as I think it will make a great addition to an Autumnal wardrobe….yes in SL and RL I am actually looking at things with next season in mind.

OK I will blame it on the Hayfever and my constant sneezing when taking this picture but I’ve just spotted a “boo boo” in that the soles/base of these boots are much thicker than shown in this picture.  I forgot to “Hover” myself up a bit to compensate.  I’m not a big fan of the built up base but these are Loordes of London boots and they just make GREAT STUFF! They’re the Marks and Spensers of SL and that’s a good thing.

Since these cost money, 49Lds to be exact, I’ve shown them in my Nams setting and I’m pretty sure you will try the demo for yourself. You also get SLink, Hourglass, Belleza, Venus, Freya, Lara and Isis and even if you don’t wear mesh body you will still probably find a fit for your system shape and an Alpha in your invent.

The LM takes you to the walls with all the special offers ie “Steals and Deals” “Fifty Linden Thursday” etc and there are some new offers, these boots are on the end under the “See you Wednesday” banner and you can choose between 3 colours or for a few Lindens more, 55Ld, on the stall next to this one is some more colour choices.

Loordes of London

Hashtag This.(5Ld Giftie & Oodles of Stuff).

I’m am determined to sit on my platform and unpack, bin, relabel, make notes and slurp coffee but of course, I couldn’t start all this without doing at least one post and so here it is.

Hashtag a monthly(?) event, a big room with lots of stalls and lots of stalls with gifts set out, some free but not many as most are priced at 5 and 10Lds with some a bit more than that.  The usual mix of clothes, tattoos etc some do have pictures of the contents and if not some tell you what’s in the box but some don’t and so you’re in for a surprise.  What I did buy I ended up binning it all BUT that’s also because I already have too much and there were a couple of items which did give me pause for thought but in the end, I thought “Nope”.  Personally, although the quality of the items in this low-cost gifts can be a bit umm basic I still LOVE it because apart from the fact I am always grateful a shop/creator has put something out I just love killing time and unpacking a load of stuff and sometimes you get something that makes you go YESSSSS!

And these amazing quality leg warmer thingies on the Miss Rue stand were a most definite “yes”.

You get 3 of the Belleza fits, eBody, Maitreya, SLink Physique and Hourglass plus standard classic AV and you even get the Alpha for that fit.

I will admit that I knew what I was buying as this is one of the gifts that does have a picture of the contents in it but the quality of the fit and texturing was the surprise.  Super lovely and yes obviously a keeper for me.  You will find her stall at the back of the shop.

I’m always grateful that I log in even if it’s just to make sure I get the right LM as I wouldn’t have noticed that there are in fact 2 large rooms at either end of the small platform stocked with stalls and gifts.  So if you can’t find the Miss Rue and this gift in one then you will obviously have to check out the other one.  It’s not a big platform and when you get there you will see exactly what I mean.

PS Talk about timing so I logged back inworld and a shop sent me a cup of coffee to drink, not just to me but probably every other subscriber as well.  So I now have everything I need to spend a pleasant afternoon on a very cool and wet English Summers day.

Hashtag Fashion District

Wonder Woman!(VIP Gifties &Cheapies & Freebies & New Mina).

I got this new hair from Mina’s and I have to be honest I tried it on and shoved it back into my invent with a “hum not to sure about this one” and then this morning when I unpacked my little hoard from QE Designs it was a “NO WAY” because it turns out Lara with her 80ties vibes, to me at least, turned out to be perfect and not only that but I rarely use the darker/black shades and yet, in this case, that shade even worked out to be the best,

I want to know how many people look at this picture and don’t instantly think of the “Follow me” song in their head?

I had so much fun pulling this look together,  SL is for dressing up and Role Playing and just being who you want to be and in this case an 80ties Babe. I will put my hand up and admit that I’m as guilty as everyone for wearing very nice but “ordinary” clothes when I’m out and about in SL but I also really notice when someone is rocking an interesting and individual look and this is it for me.

I got this outfit from QE Design and the leotard is an Applier set with tattoo layers and it cost just 10Lds.  To join the QE Vip group it’s only 15Lds and you will notice the little doorway in the entrance  which is a TP to the VIP room and I tried it without my VIP Tag on and I could still TP up there so if you want to check out the other VIP GG’s before you join then you can and you can see all the fits/appliers they come with. Even though this “look” mightened be to your taste I’d recommend you do check the rest out before you make your mind up.  Forgot to mention the shoes are one of the VIP gifts which is why I’m wearing them.

I swear when Mina Nakamura created this hair she was either thinking of Wonder Woman or the 80Ties, I’m pulling a Wonder Woman pose here if you hadn’t guessed LOL.

Then I did a quick change to show you the hair as a close-up but also a toned down look.  The top is a FREEBIE also from the QE Design Shop and you will find this and a black version in the reception area of the shop.  The black was a bit flat in texturing and I almost didn’t try the gray on but I think you can see that because of the lighter colour you can deffo see more details and it comes with a hood on the back and you can wear it with or without the hood.  Sorry the pants are old gifties I will pop over to where I got them from but chances are they will have been long gone but any pants will do ie jeans, shorts etc

I’ve also toned down the hair into one of my fav colours.  You might also notice that all the hair is now swept back over my shoulders, unlike the other pictures where you have a lot of hair in front.  This option and the option to change the hair band colour can be found in the “options” tab in the menu.

A couple of things to mention is that now Mina hairs are in a new delivery system so you “wear” it and just click the window which opens and it’s sent to you.  A pretty standard system of delivery now.  Sorry I only got this hair yesterday and I know so little about it it was just too good an opportunity to use it so I will put the link to Mina’s main shop and I’m pretty sure the demo and more info will be in there and I will do an update to this post myself when I find out more about “Lara”

PS Just a slight update because as soon as I TPed over to Mina’s RL came a knocking but there is a demo for Lara as well as the LM to the event where you can buy it from plus I spotted that in the picture Mina has used there is no headband which I didn’t notice.  With the hairband this  big hair is 80ties but without the hair band it screams Warrior Queen to me.  Anyhow pop in, try the demo and snag the LM.

Have a great day and I’ll see ya’s later.

QE Design

Nina’s Main Shop