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I don’t know why I bother! (Free Mina hair).

I rarely do a picture of me either sitting down or lying down as I just look weird so I’ve wasted enough time trying yet again to take that sitting picture and so I’ve given up and stood up.

A NEW FREE MINA called Hannah.  This is a pretty new hair so she’s not just passing off her old stock, having said that most of my “goto” hairs are years old because they are still 100% quality and like all of her hair just last the test of time.  Even more generous than it being one of her newer hairs is that you get more than the 1 shade you I do believe you get the “essentials” pack which gives you 13 shades!  Everything from the blackest of blacks to the blondes of blondes and to top that off this hair also has an “option” which is to have a few strands of hair across your face or not as I’m wearing it in this picture.  It’s these touches that give Mina’s hair that natural touch and not a slapped on wiggy look.

Mina Nakamura is like many people trying to make a living in SL so for her to give such generous freebies is truly generous.  So when she does give a good un it’s because she wants to say thanks and in this case, this is a gift to be picked up from the SLB15 celebration that is going on at the moment.  The notice also says that the items for sale at this event also have a 20% discount on them.

Here is the BUT, good luck getting in!  I’ve been trying all morning and failed all morning.  The LM given should take you right to the Mina stand though so keep on trying as it will calm down at some stage.

This outfit comes from the Monomania shop and that satiny frill texturing is so amazingl real it’s freaky.  It’s a two-piece, woo hoo, and plenty of mesh sizes.

Now I’m LM grabbing at Monomania I’ve been looking at all the other gifts for the different groups, you find them upstairs and there is also a couple of LBs, so if you don’t like this outfit still pop over as there are a few other pieces that look as though they’re going to be really good.

 

Monomania

Mina@SLB15

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Nooooooooo! She’s done it again.

I never got around to doing a post about the Mina hair I’ve been wearing over the past week but damn as soon as I saw this I ripped off that wig and slapped this beauty on.

Mina has done it again and added that something extra which to me makes her hair something extra and in this case its hair that goes from wet to dry to wet to dry to wet etc and although you can’t see it in this picture when wet you even get drops of water running down the strands.

The wet look lasts for 135 seconds.

Or if you wanted it dried super quick just whip out the hairdryer thats included and 5 seconds late super dry and stylish hair.

I don’t really know what else to say, not that ever stops me, but yet again Mina has just added something NEW to SL hair. Every time she brings out a new hair there just seems to be something extra, whether that’s a bigger colour hud or the options in the “options tab” which allows you to change the way you style it, material and non material versions so people who want to reduce any lag issues their computer may have can still wear a great hair but without any impact on how their computer runs and on and on and now this wet to dry or dry to wet just adds another dimension.

Here is the note that comes with the hair with instructions on how to get the best out of it but really it’s easy to understand.

“The hair turns wet on contact with default SL water,
It dries off in the sun, 135 seconds to fully dry. Or use the included Blow Dryer; the hair dries within 5 seconds.

Quick command in local chat to get wet hair: /1337 get wet
Quick command in local chat to get dry hair: /1337 get dry

The hair is Fitted Mesh and works with your sliders but I also included two versions, one for the bigger breasts bodies like the SLink Hourglass and Belleza’s Freya and one for Maitreya etc.”

So as you can see you don’t even need to dunk your hair in SL water, just type the short command in chat and you can have that wet look anywhere anytime.

Soooo where do you get it from?  You can get this from FaMESHed which has started NOW and the price for this hair is 325Lds for each shade pack, 15 shades in total, 300Lds for the 13 Shade pack or you could go wild and buy the Fat Pack but I can’t remember the price of that one.

Mina has collabbed(sic) with a shop called Salt & Pepper and what a team up it’s turned out to be.  The Salt & Pepper Gacha’s theme is “Wet T-Shirt Contest” and the prizes range from the catwalk to sashes but it’s the clothing which I bet most people will be wanting to get their mitts on as it too has the “wet to dry to wet” feature and   I’ve put the link to the Seraphim Arcade picture so you can check out the total wet sexiness that’s going on……and of course all the other offerings at this event.

Both of these events start NOW which means don’t even bother!!! Sorry but let’s be honest it’s gonna be PACKED and LAG HELL so you know what I’m gonna say…LM below for Mina’s main shop because you can try the demo not just for “Sandra” but the other new hairs which I just haven’t gotten around to doing.  You can, of course, type the instructions in chat if you so which but Mina does have a lovely sim and in front of the shop is a beach so go for a swim and try it out that way as well.

I’ve not put the LM to the 2 events because it’s much easier and nicer to see whats for sale before you go and if you check out the Links you can see everything.

PS.  Faith aren’t you grateful I resisted the temptation to name this post “Wet Dreams”?

Mina’s Main shop

Seraphim The Arcade 

Seraphim FaMESHed

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Every picture tells a lie.(Freebie).

The first lie is the dress as its more pinkie that shown in this picture and the second lie is no matter how pretty and relaxed this image is those freaking ducks/geese won’t shut up! and it’s doing my head in!  If they were mine I’d mute the f**kers!

Just a sweet “costume” dress which although it meant for the RP market you can wear it anytime and anywhere you want because after all this is YOUR SL.

This dress also gave me a perfect excuse to show you one of the other plaited hairs from Mina, I don’t even think this is the one with the longest plait, but I could be wrong.  This is why I say “check out Mina’s main shop” before you buy the latest because one of the older hairs might just be the one you love more.

This freebie came from the Silvian Moon Design shop and to find that just go to the shop on your left-hand side.  This shop is in a shared shopping mall with The White Armour shop and  I know that shop also has a freebie for us.

The White Armoury and Silvian Moon Designs

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Whatta Find!(Freebie).

Excellent find by Faith, the top she found from B.D.R (Beautiful Dirty Rich) shop.  It looks so good I just knew that as soon as I logged in I had to get it but since I was butt naked I decided to check to see if there is a MP shop and if it’s there and YASSSS it’s also in their MP shop so if you can’t log into SL today you can still grab it from the MP shop.

OK, I’ve got another “keeper” freebie for you but I also wanted an excuse to show you a bit more of the new Yelena hair and I can’t actually believe I did a whole post about this blinking hair yesterday and forgot to put the name into it!  Anyhow, in 2 of the pictures I’m wearing the fringeless version and in the picture below it’s the one with the strands and each hair is either a shade of Auburn from the brown pack or a shocking red from the reds.

The pants are the freebies from a shop called Atik and excellent “keepers”.

They come in so many sizes they will fit anyone, great texturing, and on and on and just so wearable!  Damn what a team we make LOL Faiths scored so well with the top and these pants are my find of the week.

Anyhow, I think it’s Mothers Day in America?  We have ours earlier in the year so for us, but if it is I hope you have something lovely planned and let your Mum know how much you love her and if you’re a Mum I hope you have a wonderful day even if the gesture off your little one is small if it comes from the heart then it’s as big as the Hope Diamond.

PS I should have worn another shade as the one I chose almost makes me look nude so check Faiths post out for the details and for the inworld LM to the shop).

Atik

Faiths Post

B.D.R Marketplace Shop

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FIRST! (Lots of Freebies ‘n’ New Mina).

“First” is what people seem to love to put in youtube comments when they’re the first to make a comment…simple things simple minds I say lol.  Some may say the same of me about this headdress but it was the “first” of sooooooo many freebies at the latest round of “We Love RP” that I unpacked and as soon as I opened it and put it on I knew I was going to go for it and do a post.  You will find it on the F&M stand.

The other “First” is the Mina hair because this is the first time one of her hairs has been sold at Collab88!!!!!! Yes and about time.  Remember my last posts about small shops growing up to be big brands in SL well to me Mina’s is one of those shops although the first time I bought a hair from her shop it was pretty established already but since I’ve been a buyer and then a blogger of her hair for all of these years I’ve seen her brand name grow and grow.

As always you can try the demo out at Mina’s main shop first before you try to squeeze your AV into the Collab event because that place is usually busy esp when it’s just recently opened.  BUT I’m not going to put the Collab LM here because I really want you to go to Mina’s first and not just to try the demo out for this new hair but because Mina not only does the best range of red shades in SL but she also has a nice amount of plaited hairs, one which is very Rapunzel in style, short plaits, thin plaits, single plaits, double plaits etc so really try them out first.  This isn’t just what you see though as this newer plaited hair comes with the newer “options tab” and if you click on that you get 3 ways to wear your “bangs”.  I’ve got the fringe version on then you can wear it without and have it just fringeless or fringeless with lots of strands.  Go on try it first and with ALL Mina hair if the Hud has an “option” tab always check that out as well because more and more of the newer hairs come with “options”.

I almost forgot just another reminder that at the “We Love RP” event there seems to be a Freebie on each stand so make sure to pop over but this time I was actually pleased to see that they have pictures on the wall of the different RP sims and you just click n buy and you get the LM to the sim.  Some of these RP sims have so much imagination and thought put into them that they’re well worth a visit even if you just want to pop over to take some pictures.  If you do

PS. Never trim rampant ivy bushes with a smile on your face and a short sleeve top because your arms will be shredded and your teeth full of bugs.

We Love RP

Mina Main Shop

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Time to say goodbye.(Dollarbies & New Mina).

A whole bloddy sim and still not enough prims!  Actually, it’s the fault of all the amazing landscaping creators there are in SL because most of the prims seem to go on plants and trees and grass etc and even though they’re so low primmed it can sharp add up but dammit our sim is looking glorious but now we want a pool on our sim and so I’ve decided to sacrifice my studio.

Truth be said I rarely used it in any case so it’s not much of a loss and I have a much lower prim idea as a replacement.

I’m wiping away my tears with a couple of Dollarbies, from my fav shop Loordes of London.  In the area with lots of offers, “Steals and deals”&  “36Ld Saturday” etc are lots of hunt items ie an arrow, flowers, and each one cost a single Ld and contain a mix of things.  In this case, I bought the Cute and Curvy Hunt item which gave me the dress and the April Showers Hunt item which gave me these shoes.

Obviously, there is more than these but if you just want these 2 prizes then click on the hunt item and it should tell you what hunt it was for and TBH at 1Ld for each prize just buy them all.

The dress comes in standard mesh fits and alphas but easy to wear with a mesh body and the shoes in the 3 main mesh feet fits.

Now for the barnet.

Check out the back, all those random strands is what makes this stand out, can you see the ones which are curling back up? Anyhow I won’t rabbit on because I’m a total Mina bore but scroll past Faiths recent posts and you will see more pictures of this hair plus info on the New Mina Group Gift.

This hair, Celeste, is very similar to one I already have called June, but they are different you just need to try on all the different hairs to make sure you get the one that makes you go “Ooh that’s the one” before you make your choice.  Celeste has that big hair swept back look of the 70ties to me and of course the fabulous natural way the hair strands have been formed it looks as good from the back as for the front.  This new hair is next to the reception desk and cost 300LDs but woah you now get 15 shades in each colour palette.  You can almost age Mina hair by the size of the colour palette, her oldest ones have 5, newer ones 10 and the newest 15 and the shades in each palette are really different.  Anyhow simply click on the picture and try the demo and then simply click on the colour palette of your choice and pay.

You will notice above the picture is a sign for “FaMESHed Go” which is a new way of bleeding us dry with temptation.  You simply Add it, it will then ask you for permission to TP you just say yes and then you can see the list of shops that have something brand new out and you click on the shop name and if you’re allowed the TP then it will just do that

Loordes of London

Mina Main Shop

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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!

Mina Main Shop

Mina Marketplace shop