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Are you a hat, scarf or afro person?

No freebies in this post.

Just like RL, I follow the seasons in SL and so I started to check out my hat hairs and came across “Sira”.

Sira is one of her newer ones so it does comes with a big fat hud for hair, hat and of course a style hud for the way the hair hangs.

This one is called Willow and I do believe that this is the only neck scarf/hair she has and the way the hair is designed to fit the scarf is just so stylish.  I didn’t check the Hud before I logged out to do this post but really we all know that the newer Mina’s do come with a big fat hud for both hair and accessories as standard now.

As always check out these hairs in the shop first, you will find them in with the rest of Mina’s stock and not in the room with the Event items.  As you wander around you will see there are now quite a few hats from beanies to big-brimmed summer hats also hair tied up/back with scarves etc so quite a lot to chose from and it’s just a case of finding the one which makes you go “oooh”.

PS. When I log back in I will check out where I got the top from to see if it’s still a freebie and if it is I will add an update and link.

Mina’s Main Shop.

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Censored! (Freebies & Dollarbie).

Not enough coffee to blab on so I will make this a quick post, go for a shower and then when I’ve had my second cup of coffee I will be ready and willing to hunt down my next freebie.

The censor bars are mine as this boob flashing dress is, I’m assuming, a Maitreya fit only. 2 shade, this dark brown and a light brown.

I just had to use this witchy flying pose and of course one of my all-time fav Mina hairs which is called Blair.  This. dress comes from the same shop and again I’m assuming it’s a Maitreya fit only but I think most of us will have no issues.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention there are other Group Gifts in the Lorien shop.

Lorien.

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50, 25 or 0. (FLF, Gacha & Freebie(s))

I had to scrap the pictures I took last night as this FLF offer from Mina suits this 25Ld Gacha prize perfectly.

I don’t think Mina has ever had an FLF offer out, that’s “Fifty Linden Friday” if you’re new to SL or if she has it was so long ago I’d forgotten.

“Luane” is obviously very “Hippy Chic” and of course you get a hud to change the hairband colour. This is my copy but I can see from the picture used that as usual with Mina each purchase gets you a fat pack of colours, ie 30 blondes or 30 browns or 30 pastels etc and the full 12 texture hud for the hairband.  I’ll put the link to the Seraphim blog so you can check it out as well as the full FLF list.

Plus, just another reminder as a lot of us do have budgets to live to and that’s to check out the Gacha’s in Mina’s shop. I believe all but one of them are only 75Lds, obviously, you can price check and also try the demos out but again some of my fav hairs are in those Gachas.

Which brings me to the dress as it too is a Gacha prize.

I picked it up from “Sweet Lies”.  All of the Gacha’s in the shop are just 25Lds which is horrible as at that price and some super prizes it was really hard to just pick one.  I picked this outfit purely because the prizes were all this dress just in different colours.  You will also find that the non Gacha outfits are also super bargains as I know the ones I price checked were just 69Lds.

As for the “Freebie(s)”.  There is a …Group Gift of an oversized crown and I really did want it but even wearing the Group Tag it wouldn’t work.  It might just have been a glitch so I will give it another try when I return to LM grab.  To make up for that I’m showing you these very pink shoes which come from the “Add Design” shop.

BTW out of curiosity I checked the “Sweet Lies” Marketplace shop and you can see that they used to see very RP and Gor themed outfits which is quite different from their new Kawaii, girlie, soft designs they have now.

Mina’s Mainshop.(FLF Hair).

Seraphim.(List, LM’s and Pictures for FLF).

Sweet Lies.(Dress).

Add Design. (Shoes, behind you and they’re a SL Frees & Offers Gift).

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Backdoor at Mina’s. (New Mina hair & Freebie).

Maya is not only the name of the New Mina hair it’s also the name of the outfit I’m wearing.

At first glance, this is a simple hair with of course the now standard super big fatpack hud of unique colours that you won’t get anywhere else.

Even the “style hud” isn’t new as quite a few of Mina’s newer hairs now come with the option to play with the styling of it.  NO What is new is if you look closely at the top picture, the front “strand” has been coloured differently from the rest of the hair. I picked 2 colours to make it stand out a bit more and as you can see the blend between the 2 shades is smooth. In this bottom picture I’ve not only made the colours more subtle but look closely you can see in this case that coloured strand is just one side.  The style hud basically allows you to have 2 strands either side of your face, only 1 side or no colour strands at all.  You use the same colour hud for the main head and with a colour slider, you basically can go wild with your hair.

As always you NEED to try this for yourself and since Uber hasn’t opened it’s doors yet you may as well go to Mina’s and try it for yourself.  You get a fully interactive demo and of course, it’s LAG FREE!

While you’re there check out the New Mina Group Gift, it does cost 200Lds to join but even with that 1 hair you get your money worth however there are now a couple of lucky chairs and all the older gifts are out in the room to your right.  You also get a 10% discount on every purchase.

As for the outfit when I typed Maya into my invent not only did the New Mina pop up so did a whole set of buildings/streets and this free outfit.  I did blog it a long time ago and it’s so good I had to go check it’s still out and it is.  It does have a very ethnic/hippy chic look to it especially the baggy pants.  Usually, I’m not keen on “baggy pants” but the folds/creases etc and this dark rich texturing is why I’ve kept them all this time.

Mina’s Main shop.

Mina@Uber

Fafa. (Outfit on the wall next to the reception desk).

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This ‘n’ That.(Freebie/Cheapie & Mention of GG).

More food for the hungry and Cheap B’s just like me, if you’re not into foodie stuff just fashions then skip this first part.
My first visit this morning was to a shop called Andika which will be known by many of us for its hyper-realistic food and generous Group Gifts.

This little chocolate/cheese platter is, of course, a dispenser for the wearable versions and the glass of fruity water is also a drink dispenser

Andika also does poses and just like their food range, they’re top quality.  Most of the poses come with props and to me their mainly for the pro photographer and not a point and clicky person like me.  Check them out though as they would make it very easy to take a stunning picture.

Now for the fashion bit….and it’s a reblog and no I don’t care!

I picked up a few things from the SL Marketplace, most of it binned, and I’ve saved something for later.  As I said this skirt is definitely a reblog as I not only remember it I still have it I just couldn’t find it in my invent so for only 10Lds I just had a new copy sent to me.

A big fat colour menu comes with it and maybe, in this case, the green underskirt and pink overskirt was not the best colour combo but I like it.  Plenty of other shades to play with.

SPECIAL MENTION to the hair.  There is a NEW Mina Group Gift out of a hair which as fate would have it I thought I was wearing it but I am wrong.  I had to go over to Mina’s to check it out as the hair I’m wearing is very similar but not the same.  So basically if you’re in the Mina Group go get this new gift and if you’re not but you like this style then check it out.  The Mina group does cost 200Lds to join and not only do you get regular group gifts the older gifts are still out for us, but there are also 2 maybe 3 Lucky Chairs and a 10% discount on purchases.

Oa-meo. (Marketplace).

Andika.

Mina’s Main Shop.

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Meet Lupine. (New Mina Hair).

Regular readers will recognise the background as being the house on the hill outside of the Mina Mainshop and I use it when I’m showing off a New Mina hair

I’ve taken dozens of pictures to try to show this hair off to it’s best and as always I end up sticking to the most simple pose and trust you will try the demo out for yourself.

I finally read the note which comes with all of the New Mina range of hair and I suspect that this hair as I’m wearing it is the non-material version and yet look at the colouring and strands?  Doesn’t it look like material quality?  If you’re wondering then the difference between “material” and “non-material” is that the non-one is just less detailed so for those of us who have computers that need a bit of help then wearing non-material can help with lag.

I then made a copy of the hair just in case I borked it and then had fun with played with the sliders in the style hud and WOAH!  When you crank up the material level you get a shine on it that any hair conditioning shampoo advert would kill for.  What is even more impressive is as you move your head the shine moves as well.  I can’t wait to log back in and crank up the material level, remember in this picture this is not the material version, and walk around.  See how much windlight and lighting affect the overall appearance of the hair.

I then played with the “glow” setting and we all know what the glow option does but I’m not sure if I’ve seen many hairs with this so I cranked it up and what an impact!  When cranked up to the highest setting it’s as though your hair is like a halo and yet you can still see the hair details under the glow.  I think photographers and people who like to stand out will just love this feature.

I wish I had a picture of all of the hair colours as this one comes with a massive hud of 84 colours!!!  Again I opted for the boring brown and there are a decent amount of “standard” colours but equally, there are ombre’s and pastels and of course a short while back Mina introduced brand new shades not seen in any other shops.

There is a couple of other things for you to check out but my post was getting ridiculously long and you MUST try it for yourself!  That way you can see not just all the things you get but of course to make sure it suits you as no one should take it for granted that a hair or skin which looks good when it’s being modelled by someone else will look just as good on you as them.  So as always the Mina Mainshop LM first esp as the FaMESHed event is where you buy it from.

UPDATE: let’s talk about cold hard cash.  This hair has a price tag of 400Lds BUT to get the “style hud” does cost another 150Lds.  I always say I save money to spend money and somethings in SL are worth paying for and that’s why yesterday even though I have enough landscaping to cover 2 more sims I still bought the new grass and trees because when something “sings” to you you will pay for it and especially when you also recognise the skill and time that has been put into something to make your SL life much better.   When it comes to skin and hair they too are two things you have to pay for. It is a shame that the style hud doesn’t come included as I personally adore the new superfine fringe that Mina has created but in the end, we’re paying for the quality and crafting and for that sometimes it has a price tag to match.

Mina’s Mainshop

FaMESHed.

Seraphim Blog. (so you can see pictures of whats for sale at this event.

 

 

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Ignore my mitts! (Freebie(s)).

Sorry, the hat on my head is not the freebie it’s the one I’m holding.  I was hoping I could edit this amazing Mina hat/hair so I could reuse the hair to show off this stunning Kawaii cowboy hat but I couldn’t so I’m holding it in a most unflattering pose for my hands lol.

The hat and the top I’m wearing come from “Sweet Thing” and there are other Group Gifts as well as some lovely Lucky Board prizes.

On my return visit to LM grab, I took a little wander around and I’m loving way too many of the outfits! The “Wanderlust” discount was very tempting but it was when I got to the Gacha’s and I just had to give it a go and I’m more than happy with what I won.

PS. The hat is only 2 prims so a great decor item and it does come with a decent-sized Hud.

Sweet Thing.(Turn left in the shop).