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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

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.)

It pays to pay.(New Mina).

In my last post I mentioned how I was looking at the old photos in my Flickr of items I have previously blogged the thing that struck me was how so many of the Mina hairs I have, have remained undated and as wearable now as the day I bought or received them.  The same can also be said of outfits that were what I class as “shop quality” which means even though they were freebies they were of such good quality they could have or were for sale in the shop and of course I do actually buy items in SL not as much clothing and shoes as I used to and it’s now mainly landscaping/builds etc but yes I still buy clothes etc as much to have something which I think is worth the Lindens but also we have to remember is that behind the shops are real people who like most of us are just trying to make a living to pay the bills, feed ourselves etc and so if I get a pair of ballet shoes or my most recent purchase is that shirt/sweater combo I’m wearing.

So basically what I’m chundering on about is how sometimes it’s good to pay for things because in the end the quality of the workmanship will last you years and the creator/shop owner will continue making nice stuff for us to wear.

So now for some SPENDY time because this is a NEW Mina, called Harper, and is only available in the latest round of FaMESHed.

That long plait down the side, of course, screams PRINCESSINESS esp when teamed with such a beautiful gown.

That doesn’t mean to say that this couldn’t be worn with anything and I think it just maybe even more interesting when teamed with quality everyday wear.

Goes without saying a BIG colour option Hud and with the length of hair the Ombre/2 tone shades do standout a bit more BUT go to the mainshop and try before you buy not only because chances are FaMESHed will probably be packed but there is another Mina hair with a super long and thicker plait called “Gizem” and you really need to try both of them  before you decided which suits your face best or you could just buy both LOL..

BTW I don’t go on about the Mina group much.  This is a paid for one, 200Lds, and yes there are gifts set out for Group Members you also get I do believe 10% off each purchase as well but you will have to check.  What I do know for sure is that there is a new and timely Halloween gift out for us, a hair called Arwen which has been suitably bloodied for a ghoulish effect.

I’m so determined that you have to try both of these long plaited hairs, she of course also has the smaller plaited hair, that at this very moment I’m inworld and I’ve found Gizem and she’s a couple of pictures down from the Gacha’s.  Check those out as well esp if you’re on a budget.  Some of my fav hairs are in these Gachas and there are even hat with hair or is that hair with hats and honestly all of the colours are so good so to be able to score a great hair for anything between 75-100Lds is so affordable for a lot of people and don’t worry as the Gacha’s also have Demos for you to try first.

PS Just in case it’s an issue for you, even though this is a well-textured complete look everything I’m wearing from my Mesh body to Mina hair only adds up to less than “Avatar complexity” is just under 28.000 impact so you look will not be the cause of you or other AV’s lag.

FaMESHed

Mina’s Mainshop

The last dying rays of the sun.(Freebie).

I’ve got a whole new look so I decided to pop over to Mina’s because you know me I have to have just the right hair to suit the outfit.

But sadly even Mina didn’t have the right hair for me.

OK, so I was on the MP(Marketplace) picking up a lovely Autumnal wreath and just as I was about to pay for it this offer popped up and so, of course, I popped it into my basket and here I am. It goes without saying it’s a skeleton AV and it comes in individual bits so a lot of “adding” but it means you can wear as much or as little as you want.

Even if you’re not interested in looking this skinny then check out her MP shop, I don’t have time to pop into her in-world shop at this mo, but there is a 10Ld dress there which is super quality and it with a few others are marked as “wearable demos” and they are priced at 10Lds which suggests to me they’re actually demos but come without the demo markings on them and you do find that occasionally.  If I have time later I will pop the Jenna Cocktail dress into my basket to see if that’s the case because demos are usually either free or a dollabie and Jenna is a dress I’ve previously blogged which means it will have been free or super cheap.

Just catching a few rays here.

 

ALB Dream Fashions

Be Good!(40Lds Group Gifties).

Some shop names are just begging for click bait titles and “Swallow” is one of them.

There is a reason I’m standing so far back in this picture and if you squint enough you might just be able to see why.

You finished squinting yer pervs?  OK, it’s that the open front panel on this dress is so low you can see the top of my Hoo Ha! and no you cannot wear panties but that’s the idea, this is a saucy cheeky dress that looks relatively decent but for those who like to zoom in there is this bit of rudeness.

This dress comes with a pretty extensive metal colour Hud and some of the shades positively shine as though they’ve just been polished.  I’m SL old enough to remember you used to have to pay a fortune for something that has a slight resemblance of metal but clothing in SL has come a long way.

Now check out my hair, Lily, and yes you’ve guessed it’s a Mina.  Normally I’d say go to the main shop and try other hairs on till you find the one that makes you go “Oooo” but there isn’t another hair like this, apart from an old one which I do believe was a gift and now I don’t know if that is on sale but it’s more a “statement” hair and this is my “disclaimer” lol.    This one comes with the now standard bigger colour Hud, etc etc but also the options tab lets you remove the strand over your face but I really like that whisp so it stays.

Lily is available @Uber and I wish you the best of luck because that place has been jam packed since it opened but it’s open till the 23rds Sep and so plenty of time to wait for it to calm down and of course you can check the demo out in Mina’s main shop first.

Back to the GG’s.  It only cost 40Lds to join the Swallow Group and the GG’s are well worth it.  This strappy emm underwear/beachwear/clubbing wear? has the same stunning metallic shine and also the massive colour hud options and I’m sorry I’ve not shown you more of them but you have everything from jet black to girlie pink.  The rest of the GG’s in this shop is mainly jewelry with some flashy sunglasses and a super cute Butterfly hat/headdress but I ran out of time plus TBH the hat didn’t go with this hair and I have Bento hands and the jewelry doesn’t work too well with Bento hands.

DRAT, there aren’t demos for these 2 outfits, but a nice show of all the colours so here is the extensive list.

Top picture, Freya, Isis, Lara, Maitreya, SLink, Hourglass,

Bottom Picture, Freya, Isis, Maitreya, SLink, Hourglass, TMP

Swallow (New LM)

Uber

Mina’s Main Shop

Get “Spendy” !(New Mina Hair& Freebie).

Nope, it ain’t working today, not only have I managed to delete all my pictures of “Tina” the new Mina hair but I’ve broken my eyes! So out of all the new pictures, I took this morning this is the best!

So a rather random post here.  The hair which you will have seen in a few previous posts is only available at Kustom9 of course at some stage it will be in the Mina main shop but as far as I know this round of Kustom9 will be over on the 10th so if you don’t want to wait for it to come back up for sale in her shop it’s time to TP.  It also means this very popular event will finally be nice and quiet which is a blessed relief.

You will have seen Tina plenty of times so check out my recent posts and you will be able to see her in different colours but check out this super “Kawaii Ombre” shade.

Tina, comes again as standard now with the bigger colour palette, material and non-material options etc all tucked into a very user friendly hud but she like a few other Mina hairs also comes with an “options” tab and those options gives you the choice of how you wear those pony tails and how your wear your fringe (bangs).

Back to the top picture and the outfit is the FREEBIE or in my case because I was lazy a Dollarbie because I picked this up from the WellMade Marketplace shop rather than the in-world shop where its set out for free.  There are other Dollarbies in the MP shop and because I didn’t go to the in-world shop I don’t know if they’re there as freebies but worth checking both out.

PS and yes when I get back in-world the first thing I’m going to do is sort out my “googly” eyes!

 

Kustom 9

WellMade(in-world)

WellMade(Marketplace)

 

 

Cheekier than you think.(Freebies&SPAM).

Don’t I look the picture of innocence?

Such a sweet and innocent little bathing suit? till your scroll down to my crotch area, yup that’s a little bead, in fact, it’s a small row of them which act as the crotch of this little outfit.  It would be interesting to wear this in a busy place and see how many people spot it LOL.

So on the surface a sweet, simple little combo which can be worn as separates and comes in so many sizes there is a fit for you.  This and 5 other Freebies, but you have to join different but free groups to grab, is to be found in the ADRIS King shop.

Still not going to tell you much about the hair but feel free to pop over to Mina’s and try the demo out, make sure to check the option tag as you get a number of ways to style this hair as well as the colours.  Or you can TP over to Kustom 9 which is the only place you can buy “Tina” at the moment and since I’ve shown her so much already and the event goes on till the 10th August I’ll do a reminder post near to the end.

Alas, poor Faith when she gets over the SQUITZ and logs in she will have so many SPAM notes to read, or just bin LOL.

Adris King

Mina’s Main Shop

Kustom 9