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Are you up for it? (A boredom breaking challenge & Freebie).

There are 3 shops I pop into on an almost daily basis, S@bbia, !g0 and of course Mina’s and it was Mina’s which gave me an idea.

In the little entrance area before you get to the main body of the shop is a FREEBIE of the super and very new Carion Sunhat/hair fatpack BUT only for AV’s of 30 and under days.

So just for shitz and giggles, and to relieve boredom, why not create a whole new you?  I think a lot of people do have more than 1 AV, commonly known as an “Alt”.  It’s not as though you lose your old AV because you simply create a whole new account with its own password and you can log in to whichever account you want to that day.

Now obviously dressing up a whole new AV can be costly but the Mina offer of the Carion Sunhat reminded me that Linden Labs is expecting an influx of noobs and people returning to SL, because if you can’t RL you may as well SL. I’ve also noticed a lot of shops being more generous with gifts at this rough period so why not log out create a new account and log back in and challenge yourself to dress from head to toe in nothing but freebies!

If you scroll back just on our blog with the recent info on the free mesh body, hair, clothing you will be in for a great start.  At a push if you want to join a group for the freebie such as the Blueberry group offer then you simply send yourself the few Lindens you will need from one account to another.  I always intended to try it myself but I never have the time.

I will put the Link to the Mina shop so if you do decide to give it a try then her offer is just a great start.  I will also put the link for the t-shirt I’m wearing which is the new American Bazaar Gift, you get a choice of messages with the same theme.

Mina’s Mainshop (PS she has now 2 Lucky Chairs out for Group Members)

American Bazaar

 

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Guess who’s back…MINA of course. (New Group Gift).

Mina (Nakamura) the Boss Lady of Mina’s hairs decided to take a break over Christmas and the New Year so she could come back to SL refreshed and I’m going to assume with a shed load of fresh new designs.  I must admit I’d was having withdrawal symptoms and had been checking her shop on an almost daily basis for the past week to see if there was something new so to get a notice this morning about a NEW Group Gift made me stay inworld just a bit longer when I should have logged out and logged into RL.

When I first got it I thought “wait a mo “Harper” isn’t that an old hair?” and it is but this is the updated version.  I’ve not tried on the old Harper as a comparison, I’ve just binned it now that I have this newer one, out with the old and in with the new as I say.  I suspect that since there was nothing wrong with the old Harper as Mina’s hairs do seem to last the test of time what is updated is the colour pack.

For the initial 200Lds it costs to join the Mina VIP Group you get this hair, only in the blonde shades but the blondes go from in my opinion light brown to creamy light brown…doesn’t matter as you can try the demo before you join the group.

If this hair tempts you but you want more for your Lindens then check out the area to the right of the desk, at the base of the stairs and there you will find a wall of older and yet still wearable Group Gifts.  There is hair for both men and women BUT take them all.  Although Mina does have male hair upstairs a lot of her female hair is as good on him and her. So for your initial 200Lds, you can score a lot of very wearable long-lasting hair.

Can I also remind you that there are also Gacha’s in the Mina shop.  I was wandering SL yesterday and I was in a clothes shop which actually had 2 Mina Gacha’s in the shop.  This was the first time I’ve seen Mina’s Gacha’s elsewhere so it was a reminder to me to remind you to check those out.  None of them is over 100Lds, in fact, I think they average 75Lds for some great hair, some of my fav hairs come from Gacha wins and in fact Kismet strikes because I went and checked and “Inkie” the hair I wore in my last post is a Gacha win, only 75Lds etc…demos are out for Gacha wins just in case you want to make double sure it will suit you.

PS, I think it’s a 10% discount you get if you buy any hair from Mina if you’re wearing your Group Tag and of course there are 2 Lucky Chairs as well.

Mina’s Main Shop

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Day 22 !g0 Advent Gift (and mention of freebies).

Another pom pom sweater/jumper from !g0 and I ain’t complaining.

I have a picture where I’m not looking so dopey but dopey is how I feel.

I finally finished the Winter Hop & Shop event and OMAHI! The gifts, the generosity has been outstanding not only for the freebies but again remember every stall/shop at this event has a big discount going on and I’ve indulged not only in the dress I showed you but also some new hairs which brings me to Mina’s.

I didn’t realise that she too has a stall at this event and that means a FREE hair, nope not the one I’m wearing in this picture because oops I binned it lol.  Because of the recent generosity of gifts I’ve been trashing everything as fast as I’ve been unpacking it and then trashing the trash and somehow I ended up binning the FREE Mina!  I’m done with this event, I finally managed to work my way through the last shopping mall and I just don’t want to return and pick up a second copy so I will leave it up to you to pick it up.  ]

This post is more of a reminder that not only are there all of those gifts BUT each stall/shop has big and small discounts going on and you saw the dress I treated myself to and soon you will see the new hair I bought for myself BUT one of my all-time Fav Mina’s hair, Leslie, is discounted to 150Ld.  Leslie is the stunning, classy, updo covered in pearls! A hud is included for you to change it around.  So if you’ve not been or you missed it then check out the Mina shop at this event.  Sorry I can’t give you the direct LM but I’m 99% sure it was in the last 2 malls I visited so I’ve put the link to each of them.

!g0

Mina’s @ Winter Hop & Shop (Golden)

Mina’s @ Winter Hop & Shop (Gleaming)

 

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I cannot stress more! (NEW Mina).

Just like S@bbia, I’m always popping over to Mina’s to see if there is a new hair out and there is.

When I was walking into the shop and spotted the new hair, there is one for him and one for her, my first reacting was “baseball cap again?” As I got closer I realised that this time the cap is a bit flatter and softer so it has almost a Peaky Binders feel to it I wonder if she will continue the trend to make a “Flat Cap” which also can look amazing.

This hat/hair comes in 2 versions one for him and one for her but I think you buy them separately. TBH I didn’t think about the male version so I’m going to assume it’s the same apart from it being a bigger so it fits men’s big fat heads…no shade there lol.

I’m so glad I tried the demo on in the shop first as although you get a rather good palette of colours they’re all-natural ie brown, greys, woven textures etc and I’m rocking a pink outfit.

So I girded my loins and started to play with the colour slider and it was as easy as I had expected but I thought I’d broken the preset colour palette…then I spotted a reset button and my ass/hat was saved.  It’s easier for you to just try the demo out for yourself than it is for me to try to explain it.  The demo in the shop comes with a fully working hud so you can use that.

This hair comes from the Santa Inc event which I did pop into and I believe you have the ability to not just buy the item for yourself but to send it as a gift to someone else.  I’m not clear on the details and I didn’t loiter long but more info will be at the event itself/

Special mention to the top.  Sorry, not a freebie.  I am in a few paid-for groups and this is Caboodle gift.  Although the hud comes with a lot of cutsie wotsie pictures there are enough plain shades ones for me and you can change the colour of the sleeve from the seam down so it’s different from the main body.  There are a lot of Group gifts in the shop, some stunning halo texturing, as well as some Lucky Boards at the back and I’ve had em ALL.  I will put the LM to the shop at the end if you want to check it out as for the initial 100Lds you do get some lovely things.

Mina’s Mainshop(Try the demo)

Santa’s Inc

Caboodle

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Just for fun.(Inc a Freebie).

I’m wearing the New Group Gift from Hilly Haalan but it’s really as much to show you my fave Mina hair.

First the details of the freebie, obviously a full-length evening gown with a slashed side.  I actually thought it was “borked” because when I put it on nothing much happened apart from……and that’s when I zoomed in and realised that the “shine” was, in fact, a layer to be worn with or without the matt black dress.  If you squint you might just be able to see little dots, those are the very subtle sparkles.

This Mina hair, called Leslie, is one of the best poshest hairs I know.  Just an elegant updo and with the addition of those pearls! I LOVE pearls!  You do get a style hud which allows you to change the hair somewhat and also the pearls.  I think you will also see that this hair also is a perfect Tiara hair.

Hilly Haalan

Mina Mainshop

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My work is done.(Dollarbie/Cheapie/New Mina).

I’ve done as much RL work as I can do so far and before I logged inworld I logged into the Marketplace and found an old SL friend.

But first the NEW Mina.

I did struggle a bit with this hair because if you look closely and you will see a tiara of Christmas light and yes they do flicker and flash and that was the problem for me.  They do cause some “light pollution” which can be great for a party, walking around etc but totally lousy for trying to take a close up picture without looking like I’ve snorted into a tub of white face powder.  Finally, I clicked just at the right time and so Voila here is Enora. The other main thing is that this hair is a GACHA! and you do have to squeeze your butt into the latest round of the Arcade.  If you’re worried about the flashing of this tiara then one of the other prizes is a classic style tiara.

BTW The one thing I noticed with Enora is she goes so well with all of my tiaras/crowns and a lot of the headdresses/accessories I own and since the tiaras, you get with her are separates you can use this hair to showcase your fav bling.

I don’t know how much this Gacha costs as I did get into the Arcade yesterday but it was too much but I think today it has calmed down and I suspect that as standard under the Christmas tree there will be a shed load of gifties for us.  I’ll certainly be checking it out later.

Then I was totally shocked by how GOOD this Dollarbie dress is!  Nope, I did not expect that at all. This is a very bright picture which has lessened the folds and stuff but I was most pleased and the textures in the hud are all very Christmassy and wearable.

Now for an old friend.

I used to blog for Mag<3.B not much but occasionally she would send me something and her Group Gifts were cheap enough that I’d just pick stuff up when I’d pop in.  Sadly the inworld shop shut down for a long time ago and I never thought about the Marketplace and it turns out her old stuff is still for sale there.  So I have an excuse to show you one of the old and yet fav pairs of shoes I used to wear a heck of a lot.

You can wear them with or without the socks but TBH I’m not even sure if these are mesh feet fits, I’ve just looked and no not for mesh feet which is probably why I wore them so much as I don’t think I bought mesh feet for a long time.  They’re only 5Lds.  Some super bargains and I can totally recommend the wearable knitted bags…so freaking cute.

Mag<3.B is a bit like S@bbia, homespun clothes but with a touch of Kawaii.  OH and don’t bother checking out the link to the inworld shop as it’s a LIE!

Mina’s Mainshop (Demo is out)

The Arcade (Good Luck)

Passion (Dollarbie, Marketplace)

Mag<3.B (5ld Marketplace)

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This is my happy face.(NEW MINA & Mention of Bloodyness).

This is why I don’t smile in my pictures but this is how a new Mina hair makes me feel.

Ignore the fangs, they came with my updated Lelutka head and I forgot I was wearing them lol.

I’ve mentioned a “collard” hair before which has a touch of kink to it but this hair is very vanilla and perfectly seasonal.

“Willow” doesn’t come with a “style” hud because the hair tucked under the scarf is the style lol.  You do get as standard a massive colour pack for the hair and for the scarf a 7 texture hud with a colour slider.  I don’t usually bother with the colour slider if it’s included but for some to be able to change the tone of the texture is a bonus. If you do want to play with the slider then make sure to make a copy of the original before you start fiddling.

Only found at Uber and it’s a standard price of 300-375 and if you do have a fatpack option which is a great deal.

As for the “Bloodyness”, I’m trying to find it.  Tiffany is one of Mina’s recent hairs and she’s had a bloodied version out as a “Wanderlust” offer and now it’s been set out in the shop for sale except but so far I’ve not found it.  I’m going to have another look for it as obv a bloody hair is something that people want/need for their SL Halloween.

I found Tiffany.

This brown shade is pretty close to my RL colour and seeing the bloody and crusty ends is making me want to itch and go for a shower!

It goes without saying that the lighter the hair the more obvious the blood staining is.  This is a pack of I believe five shades and is priced at 250Lds.

This bloody version of Tiffany is to be found on the wall to your left as you enter the Mina Mainshop and she’s just tacked this bloodied version to the normal shades

BUT.  Think about checking out the Group Gifts as there are two bloodied hairs there so for 200Lds, I don’t think the Group Gift price has gone up, you can score 2 bloody hairs and more as of course there are plenty of other hairs as well, of course, a chance to win a hair on one of the two Lucky Chairs.

Mina’s Mainshop (Demo is out for you to try)

Mina@Uber