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A Quickie & only a mention of freebies.

NO FREEBIES in this picture, sorry.

I got a New Mina, Woo Hoo.  I swear the day I stop blogging Mina’s hairs is the day when I put one on I don’t go “Ooo” and I “Ooo’d” when I put Alexis (I think that’s how the name is spelled because I got completely sidetracked when over at Mina’s sim).

I got sidetracked because when I went inside the main shop to get the LM I finally found the Group Gifts that Mina has out for us.  There is actually an upstairs at Mina’s and although there is a discount section up there it’s not a place to dump old stuff because the stuff upstairs is as good as the stuff downstairs is and the men’s hair is up there as well but I’m a lazy toad and I often just stand n cam but this time I decided to trot upstairs using the stairs and there they are!

A total of 9 hairs and trust me it doesn’t matter what sex your AV is a lot of Mina’s hairs look amazing on both male and female AVs so men grab the women’s hair and ladies grab the men’s hair….did that come out a bit rude sounding lol.  I wondered where these group gifts were hidden but because like most people I’d just assumed they were behind or on the reception desk and they’re not.  No demos but these are total shop quality and 5 of them are my “go to” hairs and that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the other ones at all.

The group isn’t free and last time I checked it was 250Lds to join and I don’t think that’s changed.  You not only get 8 totally wearable and top quality Mina hairs you also get a discount on future purchases, 10% I believe.  TBH I often join paid for groups to grab the gift because if you look at what you’re getting then you still score yourself an amazing bargain.

So TP over to Mina’s to try the demo of Alexia first before you go to the FaMESHed event then just go to the right of the board with all the New hairs which are only at events at the moment and there is where you will find the hair…damnit stop rhyming!

 

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The Dream.(Freebie & a Mina).

Just a fun summery piccie here because in RL I’m freezing my T*Ts off.

First, the freebie and again reg readers will know by now if it’s sporty clothing I snag it.  I don’t know how many sets of shorts n tops I have but I don’t care so there.  This freebie and there was at least 2 other, this is the one I preferred, are to be found at the Bliss shop.  The Bliss group is VIP but still free and so are the other 2 groups you have to join to get the other  2 free outfits.  Going by memory lots of sizes and with the 2 outfits, I opened both came with Huds and in this case I decided I rather liked the shorts not matching the top but you can choose your own preference.

It was the hair that got me back in-world because as soon as I saw a picture of it I just had to have it even though my SLing time was up.

This hair is extremely reminiscent of a very recent hair but Mina has given it that windswept look to it.  As someone who is trying to get a bit of movement or life into her pictures I love clothes and hair which have that extra bit of folding or suggestion of movement to them but even though this hair has all that it’s still totally wearable as just normal mooching around in SL hair.

The hair comes from the Shiny Shabby event and I have to be honest it’s not the best place for freebies but then again it’s been so long since I was last there you never know and since it’s on till the 15th it should have calmed down so I might just amble on over there.

JOIN THIS!

OK if you have 50Lds you must join the !g0 Group NOW before the place becomes a heaving cesspit of grasping, greedy AV’s and Moi tomorrow.

Gocha Merlin, the owner of !gO not only has a damned fine and unique clothing range, it’s where I often chose to spend my Lindens, the group gifts are monthly and there is often also a new outfit with a colour which has been reduced for just the group members it along with Sn@tch are the 2 groups I have been a member of for an SL lifetime.  What Gocha Merlin also has is one of the BEST advent calenders going in SL and because this is a clothes shop it means CLOTHES in the unique !gO style.  Because as with most calendars only 1 box a day is opened but sadly for those who can’t get in-world once the day is over you can’t get it anymore.  So you really need to try to pop over every day to make sure you don’t miss out.

PS. Now I can’t remember if it’s now gone from a 24 day Calendar to a 12 day one but it does no harm to join now, go grab the GG and get yourself ready for the rampaging horde.

Bliss

Shiny Shabby

!g0

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Getting Kinky.

I’ll save the insane rambling to the last paragraph so you can see the good stuff first and then just ignore the rest if you chose to and I wouldn’t blame you if you did.

A NEW MINA! Actually, Mina Nakamura has been putting out new stuff faster than I can grab it, mainly because RL has been a pain in the behind, but when I put “Eden” on I just had to start today off not with a freebie but with some sexy kink.

I took so many pictures of this hair but I don’t know if it’s my few days off or what but I just wasn’t happy with them which is a shame as the back of this hair is as good as the front.  The hair hangs right down your back (to your crack, I just had to say that lol) but it’s the attention to the details of the ties of the blind and the knot makes you itch to try to take it apart.  I don’t mind showing you this one picture though because you know what I always say….”try before you buy”  plus there are other NEW Mina’s just waiting to be tried as well in her mainshop.

You can see why this hair is perfect for the “Kinky Monthly” event as that blindfold is sexy AF!  You cannot wear the hair without it but if you click the “option” tab you get a choice of 4 colours.   Before I started to blog and just wore clothes to suit me I used to get all dressed but very nicely but I would also add that something “not quite right” to my looks such as a pretty dress and hair with claws for hands, a nice hair, coat etc and a slashed mouth and in fact my now retired male Alt wandered SL with a permament set of monster teeth so just picture yourself wearing that pretty dress, ball gown and looking stunning but when people zoom in on you they see that little bit of kink

PS.  Don’t let the name “kinky” put you off visiting this event as it’s pretty tame considering some of the “kinks” in SL and I’ve seen some stuff, clothes, that have made me drool.

Skip this blabby bit.

DAMN is it cold or is it my thin lizard blood! I’ve got the fire on full blast with my 2 cats huddled in front of it but I swear they’re stealing all the heat!

I’m treating myself to a well-earned mini-break to a Christmas market and of course, it’s not only cold enough to shrink balls (men will get that) but it’s snowing and I have a train to catch on Sat and we all know that in the UK it takes nothing for the trains to stop running, leave on the lines is all it takes!  So it’s definitely a case of  DON’T “let it snow, let it snow, let it snowwwww” till I get home on Sunday.

Not been able to find a decent freebie so far this morning but since my ass ain’t moving off this chair I’m heading back in-world for another try.

Kinky Monthly

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From one Nerd to another.(Freebie).

I was already rocking a “nerdy girl” look when the notice came through for what I think is another “nerdy girl” look.

My poor face looks just like I do in RL when I’m doing my accounts lol.  Just a simple one-piece dress with all the fits and a nice (6 or 8) textured Hud.  Plus, and yes I’ve just remembered, you get a wearable fun Turkey shaped bag with or without pose.

Special mention about the hair.  I’m soooo soooo lucky that I get my hair free but even luckier because there is NO pressure to promote it, Mina likes meee lol.  I put this brand new hair on, which I do believe was from the recent Hairology event, but I didn’t rock it!  So I didn’t blog it and then when putting this look together I just knew this hair was perfect.  My mistake was I didn’t check the “options” tab in the Hud and that sweet flick of hair across the cheek just ramped up the cute factor!  You only get the 2 options in this case, but of course, a massive colour palette, flick on or flick off and I say “flick on” for sure lol.  I popped over to Mina’s to see if this hair is now available in her mainshop and couldn’t spot it but if I just missed it or she hasn’t put it out yet I’m sure it will be soon.

UPDATE.  I just had to recheck and “Hannah” is available in the Mina’s mainshop and I’m looking at it right at this moment.  I also have to say that looking at the picture Mina has used for this hair I too wished I’d tried the 2 tone colour as it’s very rock chick…so from nerdy to rock chick in just a change of colour lol.  Obviously, try the demo for yourself.  You will find it with the new items on the wall to your right as you walk into the shop.  Standard pricing…..Debby Harry…thats it thats what this hair reminds me of.  I’ve been stood here looking at Mina’s picture and it’s been niggling me like mad as to what this hair reminds me of and it’s Debby Harry (you may need to google that name).

PS. There is also a Teleport Hub gift which I also grabbed but my invent ate it up and then I ran out of time to go back and get another copy.  Costs only 10Lds to join that group and you do get your money worth back in spades and in fact I’ve just spotted a stunning little decor item which I will be grabbing soon.

Sevyn East

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Quick off the mark, New Mina.(& Freebies).

I’ve been itching like an old dog with fleas to show you the New Mina I’ve mentioned previously and worn in my last post and now finally it’s TIME.

Romy is such an elegant hair, swept back around the head and draped over your shoulder BUT the kicker is you actually can wear this hair in 4 separate ways, albeit subtle ways.

You can wear it draped over either left or right shoulder or with and without a smaller drape of hair over the other shoulder. So in the top picture I have the hair draped over my right shoulder but in this bottom one it’s draped over my left shoulder and I’ve also chosen the option that adds that smaller drape over the other shoulder….yup clear as mud! But of course, I know you WILL try the demo first as it’s a golden rule to always try skin/hair before you buy no matter how good the designer is.

If you own any of the newer Mina’s you will know by now that again not only do you get much bigger colour Hud palettes, with the addition of some colours which are unique to the Mina range, but a lot of her new hairs come with an “option tab” which allows you to change the hang of the hair but of course only when possible.

The other thing I’d like to point out is that this hair really seems to drape well over items of clothing that have a “bulky” front such as the top outfit with the fringe.

This hair is only available in the latest round of FaMESHed which starts today but fortunately for us the Demo will be out in the Mina mainshop so you can try it on with ease and not have to suffer LAG HELL!  Which is exactly what FaMESHed will be for a while.

Now for the saving so you can spend a bit.  The outfits and shoes I’m wearing are all Freebies from a shop called Poppy.

If you squint then you will see there are errors in the fit and if I turned around it would become even more obvious that it’s not the right fit and that’s because the clothes don’t come in a SLink fit, Boo Hiss, but the shoes do, Yeah!  For each outfit, you do get a selection of colours and the shoes come with a Hud.

I had mentioned a few posts ago about finding a folder in my invent called “SLink Physique Auto Alpha for Consumers” which must have come in the package when I last picked up the updated version of my SLink body and it turns out this IS a way of being able to create Alphas for outfits not designed specifically for a SLink mesh body fit.  I’ve only just glanced at it and TBH I would have to set aside some time to sit and work out how to do it, although it does come with step by step instructions I’m technically phobic (lazy) so I might just not bother but if you own a SLink Mesh Body check your folders out it might just be the thing you need to get the clothes you love but can’t wear to finally fit.

FaMESHed

Poppy

Mina’s Mainshop

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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.

Mina’s Mainshop

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Don’t give in.(Super bargains so read the blurb).

Just as I was about the throw the towel in and give up looking for “that” ooo freebie/gift etc I put on an old pair of Ricielli shoes and YES!

Ricielli always has one of those paid for (non) hunts, so basically there is a big board and on it is what is in each hunt item and for a piddling 15Lds you can buy yourself shoes, dresses, tops, pants etc

The hunt which is going on in the main shop is actually still the Valentines one, TBH I was expecting it to have changed to a Halloween themes one but more about that later.   The TEMPTATION is so bad as there so much and I know from all the stuff I’ve got in the past its bloddy good stuff but honestly, I could just go Bat Sh*t crazy and buy the lot but this time I just bought the top LOL.  This top comes in 2 colours this dark greay and a pink one.  The shoes I am wearing but obviously, you can’t see are old “hunt” items and then there are these pants.

The one thing a lot of people may miss about the Ricielli shop is that there is a secret shop STUFFED with ALL of the old hunt items.  In fact, there are old Halloween items there as well.  Some of them are pretty old now but it’s hard to know which are old and which are the newer stock because the Ricielli stuff just doesn’t seem to age.  I picked up these leather pants from the old hunt section and for 15Lds and I thought they came in a limited 3 colour palette but in fact, you get a really good colour hud option with the ability to change the belt and hoops as well as the main body of the pants.

The top and pants come in so many mesh fits honestly you will have no problem finding the one for you or of course if you’re a non-mesh person then you will easily find an alpha to suit.  I also think when you click on the item before you buy it tells you whats in it so you can check for yourself.

PS. I couldn’t help it plus I think “Bridget” the hair I am wearing goes great with this outfit but Bridget is one of the Mina Gacha hairs that I adore.  It only costs 100Lds a try and although obviously, the colour palette you win is a risk you don’t just get 1 shade you get a whole colour palette of that shade.  Again you can try the Demo out first and if you like Bridget but don’t want to risk the colours then check out Faith and I don’t mean Faithless Babii lol.  Faith is another Mina with that curly, hippy chic look to it.

Ricielli (Follow the signpost keep the black wall to your right and then when you get to the end it’s the shop there.)