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Scrunchy Wunchy.(Freebie, Cheapie and it’s time to join).

I LOVE AUTUMN!  I nestle like a little hamster in my chair with throws, crafting stuff, a murder program on TV and if I’m lucky a cat on my lap.

Who doesn’t love an oversized woolie which allows you to eat that extra piece of cake or slice of toast in the morning?  This one is FREE from Amiable.  You get 2 versions, orange and this is the yellow colour and although the editing has deepened the yellow I’m shocked that I actually like this shade better than the orange.  Comes in all the mesh fits which in this case isn’t really needed because as you can see from the design it’s a “one size fits all” design.

There are lots of gifts at Amiable which you probably already have had at some stage but if you’ve never been there you’re in for a treat.  If you like this top and want it in a different shade then for 10Lds you can join the Teleporthub group and get this in that shade.

There is a new Group Gift at Mina’s and I DON’T HAVE IT! Whaaaa?

I’m going to have to check this out BUT it looks like the Mina joining fee is now ONLY 200Lds! TBH it was only 250Lds before and considering how much you get even at that price a cheap way to score some great hair AND 10% discount on each purchase.  I’m going to assume it’s going to be at this lower 200Ld for the foreseeable future but “don’t delay join today” urk cringy.

There is a LOT of hair in the group gift area to the right of the event boards, however, the newest GG is at the landing spot so grab that first before you get the rest which you will find to the right of the “event/new boards”.  I don’t actually have the new GG called Sanne but I can see it has 2 of the features Mina’s hairs excel at and that it has a lovely detailed plait going down the back and a “style” hud which allows you to change the way the strands of hair hang and frame your face.

PS.  There is a version of a hair I wear a lot called “Arwen” but this is the bloodied version so perfect if you want a subtle and yet Halloween hair and make sure to check out the rest of the shop as there is other “Bloodied” hair plus although I’ve not worn it yet Blair with it’s exaggerated “wing” style is not only dramatic but sexy and cute at the same time.

UPDATE.  Woah, I’ve just rechecked and Sanne comes with the “Essential Fat Pack” which contains more than just 1 black, 1 brown, 1 blonde etc it contains a MASSIVE 28 shades!

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I was wrong and right at the same time, New Mina Group Gift Hair.

This has turned into a long post but stick with it as there is more info about bargains etc.

The hair I was wearing in my last post is called Irma and when I saw the new GG from Mina Nakamura I would have sworn I was actually wearing the new GG but I was wrong.

This is Carmen the new GG.

Scroll back to my last post and apart from the excellent Dollarbies I’m showing you in that post you will be able to see the comparison between that hair, Irma, and this new one called Carmen which is the newest addition to the Group Gifts.

Mina not only comes up with fresh new designs she often takes what works brill in one hair and incorporates it into another hair to create a new look and that’s why this messy piled up bun with all those straggly bits looked familiar to me but Carmen has a bigger messier bun and even more of those face-framing stragglies.  This is also why I always put the link to Mina’s main shop so you can see if there are other hairs with a similar styling that you actually prefer and you can try them on before you make your mind up as to which one you prefer.  I mean how many times have we bought something and then found something we would have much preferred and kicked ourselves?

Carmen comes free but only for those who are already in the Mina VIP Group and that only cost 200Lds to join.  Although you only get this one shade for Carmen you do get the option of wearing it with or without the stragglies and this shade will never be used in another Carmen or other hair pack, I’m not really sure but it’s a one-off colour.

The other GG’s are a mix of one-off colours ie the Arwen bloodied version or actually full shade packs but you can see and try the demos out for yourself before you decided if it’s worth joining.

There is also a men’s selection in the group gift room and everyone should grab both the male and female hairs as some of them make fine unisex hairs.

I’m in a lot of paid for groups as some of them can be pretty generous but we also know of some where you pay a hefty joining fee and never seem to get anything back well in this case even if you just join the Mina VIP group and snag all of the GG’s inc the men as well you get so much back for your 200Ld investment but if you decide to stay then you also get 10% off each future purchase.

Trust me I would join the Mina VIP group if I had to and as soon as a notice of a new hair comes out I’d be TPing over.

PS.  For those of you on a budget the Gacha’s have some really lovely shop quality hair and you get the full hair colour pack plus some great hat/hair combos so if you’re willing to risk the shade then this is a great way of getting a bargain hair for 100Lds and under and you can even try a demo on before you make your mind up.

SORRY more spam but I think you will find it helpful.  The new GG is on the wall at the LM but the rest of them are in an area to the right of the new stuff wall, at the bottom of the stairs.  You will also notice that the Gacha machines have gone but they haven’t Mina has just replaced them with Gacha boards.  So the super Gacha bargains are still to be had.  Lastly but not least Mina had a big shake up and a lot if not all of her “old hair” is now on the Marketplace.  This isn’t “old” hair as such what it is is these are the hairs that have the 5 shades in the pack as standard but quite a while ago now Mina changed it so that it’s now 10 shades in a pack!  So instead of faffing with the other hairs and inc the colours she’s just slashed the prices to I believe about 125Lds so amazing hair at amazing prices as long as you shop on the MP!

I swear to God my next post will be short!

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Mina Marketplace shop

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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.

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What a difference a day makes.

Drat I’ve been so MIA I’ve almost missed the latest The Cart Sale which means I’ve missed out on ooodles of super 10Ld bargains.  From previous visits I know you can get everything from SLink shoes to full builds and everything in between.  However I also know that although it’s official last day is the 6th previously a lot of the designers are a bit lazy in clearing off their stands which means for us late comers there is still plenty of time to grab some cheap goodies.

The reason I’ve just remembered this event is that Ever Wonder who owns a shop called More Than Ever sent me a new discounted outfit.  This cardie/jeans combo isn’t her Cart sale item, thats a rather pretty dress and a very nice quality fur shrug, and I do believe that this dress is also the first she has done that comes with SLink Boobie Appliers.  This cardie/jeans combo is only found for the moment at the Designer Showcase event and Ever Wonder has upped her game even more because this outfit comes with all the fitmesh sizes but also a Mesh Body version so if you wear SLink, Maitreya, Belleza or Omega then there is a size for you and add to that the jeans also come with an applier and even after all this time fashion wh*res like me still need to have some system layers when you want to create a look with a lot of Mesh.  Nothing worse than getting a great pair of mesh jeans but you can’t wear them with the mesh boots or top you like so these jeans will come in very handy.

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Now zoom in on this hair and imagine this hair on your OH!  Yet another late event post.  Gael is actually a mans hair but of course like many of Mina’s hairs it’s beautifully unisexed.

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This hair is very similar to the female version called Stella but it’s a little bit shorter and Stella has a light windblown look to it as well.  The reason I’m talking about 2 hairs is that because so many of Mina hairs look just as gorgeous on both sexes that to just keep yourself to the womans dept in her shop is a shame and of course if you’re a man looking for hair then Mina’s has a ever growing mens dept.  This hair can be found at the latest round of the MOM event, that stands for Men only Month which fortunately still has 10 days to go.

OK you MUST CHECK THIS OUT….More Than Ever Blogg Spot I have to confess that I started this post this morning and it’s not this evening LOL.  Sorry RL again but I couldn’t help notice than Ever More has some lovely pictures of not just the 10Ld offerings at the cart sale but there is also a picture of her Free GG/Sub gift and since I’m running badly behind I’m sharing the link so you can check it out and then TP your AV over there as quickly as possible.

The Designer Showcase

More Than Ever Mainshop

Men Only Month

Mina’s Mainshop

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Vera.

I have to say that I much prefer hair to have a human name it just seems to make it much more memorable.  In any case I’ve had “Vera” on my head for days now and I was wearing it in my “upping its game post” but I didn’t think the lighting really showed it off to its best effect.  Then because I’ve not managed to find a free outfit to my exacting standards, don’t laugh Faith! I decided to pull my finger out and get some more sorting out done in my home.vera1

As I was setting stuff out I realised I was ROCKING the look.  Sorry to say the outfit was an old GG from !gO which is a shame as this bloody apron dress is just how I feel when I have to do housework.

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I remember loving a hair so much I bought the fat pack and that was back in the day when Huds didn’t exist and so I ended up with 100’s of the same hair but in the different colours so I for one say Thank God for Huds.  As always you buy the 1 shade ie blonde but you actually get 5 different shades and they are different shades, I’ve had some hair where the difference in the shades is so minute it’s a joke.

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Front, side and back views.  I can’t remember if I took the pictures in either my sim setting or Nams but I haven’t touched up the pictures at all.  I wanted you to see how good the colour and texturing is.

Do I ever wear hair other than Mina? Of course! I love argrace, Lamb, Clawtooth and on and on but Mina just fits me. I’m not sure if that’s because in RL Mina hair resembles mine more than anything else or whether it just ticks all the boxes-a great fit, texturing, flattering, wearable hair and often a bargain.  At the moment Vera is on offer for only 125Lds for a pack of  at The Chapter Four event.  Just like everyone in SL Mina Nakamura wants to make Lindens but even someone who spends a lot of time and their own money investing in a SL business she also gives back by regularly slashing the prices down at special events and offers so everyone can afford to treat themselves.

Mina does also have a paid for Group and with the joining fee of 200Lds you get a free hair straight away and 10% discount.   It has to be said that her male hair and unisexed hair has taken off and should now be on any male AV’s places to visit.

PS now I’m here LM grabbing I’ve just noticed that one of my fav hairs is in the Gacha here, Selena, and I’ve zoomed in and again another pretty generous offer because not only is it just 75Lds a try but you get all the shades so if you win the light brown hair you get the Hud with the 5 light brown colours in it, same as if you win the blonde hair or red hair you get the colour changing Hud and not just the 1 colour.

The Chapter Four Event

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I told you! (Freeness).

I told you I actually own more than just Mina hair (t’s just that I hardly wear anything else) however check out this new hair from Argrace.

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Hair with hats are hard to get and it’s even  harder to get such an amazingly good fits as this one.  Even though this is the standard 250Lds you get not just a colour shade pack, I picked dark brown and I forgot to count how many shades of brown you get but it’s probably the usual 5 or 6 shades, but you also get a Hud.  This Hud gives you 4 hat shades,  4 lariat(?) shades, 5 different types of hat bands.  As you can see in the picture the texturing is excellent.

I’ve just remembered that you can get this hat for male and female plus if you don’t like this plait then you can have the same hat with a cute cropped hair do or it all lose and hanging down.

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And then of course I checked for any freebies and found some real goodies.  There are 2 freebies, although they’re marked as Group Gifts I clicked on them and didn’t have to join.  The hair is the same but if you look closely you will see that in the top picture are 2 subtle slides and in the bottom picture the slides are missing.

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A cute, simple, sexy and unisexed hair with a MASSIVE colour selection! I gave up counting but there is every shade from the lightest of blondes to the blackest of blacks and everything in between.  There is also a flower hair accessory and a longer hair with ear muffs but my invent ate them!  Yes it does happen.  This great freebie is on the desk in the entrance and I’ll be sending Baylen in to grab them for himself.

I like a lot of bloggers bought Argrace’s brilliant “wet look hair” and I had a bit of a glance around and she definately seems to have cornered the market on hair with hats and the wet hair look.  I can’t wait till I have some more free Lindens to treat myself to more.

 

Argrace

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Boxed (free unusual home).

Time for a clear out, time to ditch the groups that even though you may have paid money to join don’t give you squat and also checking out your old groups can also remind you of why you joined in the first place and this “home” is a prime example of a (free to join) GG.

Box

More detail than you think at first.  The box is raised up on a palette and as you can see from my average height AV it’s generously sized

Box1A mix of desperation and hope, the cute little mouse/rat is holding a sign which says something like “I squeak for cheese”.  Nice touch is that this is a linked item so if you’re not keen on the filthy mattress but love the box or love the bed hate the box, can’t stand the mouse you can fiddle with it till it’s your own Home Sweet Home.

Box3New hair which for some reason in SL I don’t buy a lot because I know what I like and I’m really very boring when it comes to hair but sadly even I had to update my old faithful Ford and change to Andy (the names of the hair).  Fortunately I got just what I wanted from Ink.  My only moan is that although the hair comes in a single colours which does cut the price down to just 150Lds there wasn’t a really dark brown that is my SL and RL preference.

Confession time.  Picked this jumper up from the now defunct Decembers The Gacha Arcade Event or rather from one of the Satellite markets that have now BOOOMED in popularity.  Bought it before Christmas so this Jumper, until ᴊɪɴ ʏɪ ᴡᴇɪ (kiddreamz) releases it in his shop Dynasty it can only be found in the remaining Gacha Yardsales.  Honestly I bought it for Zan because I thought it was a girls hoodie but nope it’s for me and I’m sure I paid just a low 50Lds for it.  Look at that texturing the knitted sections are so realistic, the hood which you can’t see is the same knitted fabric. The layers are also included.  Had a struggle to see some of the demos in the shop so I’ve added the link to his MP shop and you can pick up some of the demos there but if everything is as good as the Nordic Hoodie then tbh not sure if you even need to try one out first.

Dirty Boxes

Ink (hair)

Dynasty

Dynasty Marketplace