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New Colours New Mina.

I knew it! So I’ve been trotting around SL for the past couple of days with my New Mina hair on (you may have spotted it in my last few posts) but the first time I put it on I picked one of the brown shades at random and my first thought was “this is new?” (OK I lie, all I was thinking about is food which is basically what I think about all day) and then I changed the shade and didn’t really give it much thought but Damn! I was right.

In fact, the note that came with the hair says…

“And some exciting news! I worked on all the textures to give the hair more natural flair and added colors to the different color packs!
5 new browns, 5 new reds, 5 new blondes and 5 new pastels! So more colors in your HUDs!”

Holy Crap this means you now get 15!!! shade’s in each pack and just look at the detail in this picture, taken in the sim setting I was on but it’s very similar to my usual Nams setting.

OK, I’m going to be vague here.  When updates happen in SL it takes the creator time, effort and even money to bring out these new updates across their whole range.  So as far as I know this is the only hair I have with the super sized 15 shades but I could be wrong and Mina could have updated her whole stock or just the newest hairs as they come out or even just this hair BUT as I always say try before you buy and you will see for yourself.  I have a feeling though that the 15 shade range will be pretty standard for her new hairs and when you consider her hair packs only cost between 300-350Lds what a bargain.

As always Mina makes the best Gingers in SL!  Her reds/gingers are stunning.  There was an article in the Daily Mail about a photographer who has take pictures of true redheads to show off their real beauty and it made me green with jealousy.

I’m pretty sure this milky blonde is a new shade as well.  The fact that you get 15 shades in each pack means you get everything from this lightest of blondes all the way through the shades till you get to light brown etc

Even a hardened brunette like me still loves the blondes.

I’m not a Kawaii person but even the pinks, pastels and ombre shades look so good esp on an adult skin because sometimes I find these shades are more suited to much younger skins so to find one that blends so well to an adult skin is good.

Is it just me or does anyone else would think this would also make a superb mans hair as well?  Of course and I know I repeat myself but Mina also has some of the best men’s and unisex hairs in SL and some superb hat/hair combos which is why I always put the link to her inworld shop so you can try before you buy.

Plus if you’re on a budget she has Gacha’s in her shop from old events and they too are super bargains 100lds or less a try and although you have to take the risk on the shade pack you get the full shade pack (pre price increase shade pack). Some of my fav hairs are actually Gacha wins.

PS The demo for Arwen is in Mina’s main shop but also the shop at the Ultra event plus there is a small selection of Mina’s hairs and even some of the Gacha’s I was talking about.  If the LM doesn’t take you to the Ultra shop then just walk ahead up the steps and it’s to your right.

Mina’s Mainshop

Ultra

Heads Up.

I finally managed to get over to the massive Food Fair charity raising event and I will put the link to Faiths post all about it the charity involved, the people involved etc READ IT!

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I was going to have a nice morning sauntering around  now that it’s finally calmed down but VANITY won and I ended up pulling some poses on one of the stage set ups at this event.

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I wasn’t even going to show you my New Mina but damn I look so good the RL me is as jealous as Hell!

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This New Mina hair is from the latest FaMESHed event,  Which I’m not even going to try to squeeze my freakishly skinny AV into(unless there are Freebies there, in that case, I will defy the lag and grab any goodies) and I will wait till it calms down. Because I wasn’t going to show you “Indy” I haven’t taken all the pictures of what’s special about her.  You can see on the back is a big fat juicy bun and lots of tendrils but when you open the Colour Hud and click the “options” tab you can actually wear it 3 ways, the one shown one with no fringe and a few tendrils and one without any fringe or tendrils but as always I’ve put the LM for Mina’s shop so you can try out the demo and remember to check out the new Group Gifts (not free to join).

Here’s a bit of randomness….Mina’s house on the hill.

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I was just stood outside of Mina’s mainshop and since we’re tarting up our own sim I’m checking others out for inspirations and I’ve decided to pack my bags and move in here for a while…I wonder what she would think if I started to squat in her houselol?  Such a lovely building and sim setting so I’ve taken a quick snap and I’m now at Ionic to check out the price of this house and of course to see if there is any goodies for a “.

Last bit of randomness, make sure to check out this weeks FLF(Fifty Linden Friday) as there is some super decor items, a couple of pieces of clothing which are worth a whole lot more than 50Lds and here’s a shocker a super hair for only 50Lds.  I’ll put the link to the pictures for you to check out for yourself and you can TP direct to the sellers.

Food Fair, Feed A Smile

FaMESHed

Mina Mainshop(Demo).

FLF(Pictures n LMs)

 

Heads Up!

Soooo I went over to Mina’s to find out what “BishBox” is and the place is HEAVING, worse than my old cat.  Turns out there is a DISCOUNT SALE going on of 30% off and damn everyone is there! So I just slapped the BishBox info board, next to the reception desk and Event hairs,  and TPed out of there.

BishBox is one of the new crazes in SL and that’s a monthly sub box and in each box, you get a shed load of surprises and treats and stuff.  OK I’ve paid very little attention to this monthly sub boxes because I’m a CB(Cheap B*tch) and these boxed don’t come cheap or at least cheap enough for me BUT in RL I’ve had 2 of these sorts of sub boxes, Degusta and Birch Box and I have LOVED them very much, each month a box of goodies and yes occasionally it’s a case of “meh” but the excitement of getting that box and occasionally coming across a product you would never have tried but found that it’s perfect for you is the icing on the cake……so this is the same sorta thing but in world.  Anyhow BishBox is a brand new name to the monthly subscription market and the blurb in the note says.

“BishBox is a NEW awesome monthly subscription box for the wild and crazy grrrls in SL! It’s full of awesomely edgy, urban, punk, wild, flamboyant, bold clothing and avatar accessories for those strong-willed and confident!”

It also says more about how you can win a FREE BishBox for yourself by doing….sod that go get yer own note!

PS So be quick as the 30% will be finished today  PLUS you will need to pay the full amount and then the 30% is returned to you straight away.

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I’m Gonna Make You PAY for this! but don’t worry it’s a bargain priced Gacha.

So I’ve done my cheapy for the day so now I’m going to make you pay, for this New Mina hair.  Hair and skin are almost the last things that you have to pay to get the quality, fortunately there is a couple of top quality shops out there who do an occasional amazing free gift for skins and hairs such as Dura and Ann Hurley but the reality is that quality is few and far between so my aim in SL is to make you save Lindens on the stuff I can find for free so you can spend your Lindens on great hair/skin.

Firstly ignore the top as it’s an old freebie and long gone, although I might just check that out because I could be wrong, it’s the hair I want to show you.

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Sim set at Nams, the very soft face light I am now wearing on a permanent basis and no photo editing.

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I want this hair in RL, I want this short slightly scrappy cut, cutie hair but then again I also want thick flowing locks or a ratted Bee Hive look I wish changing hair in RL was as easy as SL.

This hair called Anika, that’s the same name as the top I’m wearing which is why I’m using this top LOL.  Anika is only available at the new round of The Epiphany and I’m NOT GOING TO GO,  mainly because I’m too poor and there is too much temptation!

Mina doesn’t stint on her hairs even the ones is the bargain 75Ld Gacha because as I’ve said previously you do get a colour pack so 5 shades of blondes, brunettes, reds (the best red hair in SL) all in a simple to use Hud and I almost forgot that a lot of Mina hairs come with 2 styles, sometimes the difference can be very slight but sometimes it still makes all the difference.  I decided to do a quick log in to check out the second version in the pack and I couldn’t help but take a quick snap just as I was on my working platform with no pose because SOD IT my AV is GORGEOUS just like the real me…stop sniggering!

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PS Remember the Epithany is special because if you don’t want to keep what you win or end up with too many of the same things then DO NOT UNPACK them.  A pop up menu pops up giving you the option of keeping or trading it in for points and with these points you get to treat yourself to a special that can only be purchased with these points and in Mina’s case it’s a beautiful hair flower.

Follow the link to the Seraphim web site, an amazing scource of all things SL, for the piccies and lMs and don’t panic if the place is packed because it’s on for a whole month.

Seraphim for The Epiphany 

All the boxes are being ticked. (Freebies)

So far it’s been a 10 out of 10 day and that’s even before I got into SL lol.

Disclaimer because the pictures were a bit dull so I went all out and smeared the pictures with SL Vaseline which has given the pictures a lovely softness and lightened them but trust me the clothes AND Mina’s hair didn’t need any help to look so good.

OK, first of all, A FREE MINA!  It’s rare for a completely free hair to be offered by Mina Nakamura so to find that she has one set out in her main shop for SL frees & offers group, obviously free to join, was a lovely surprise.  Although I was already a member of this group there are so many posts for free and super bargains that this one passed me and it was only when I was LM grabbing for my last post and  spotted all the SL frees & offers group members crowding around the gift board snagging away did I find out about it!

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I’ve forgotten the name of this hair but I’m pretty sure this is one of her most recent hairs so you’re not just getting some old thing dusted off from her back stock.  What you are just getting is this one shade and although the actual hair is a dark blonde/light brown I knew that if I added some red tones to my look, ie brows and freckles it would also be in the “ginger” range.

Just lovely to see top quality, shop quality items esp hair given as a gift, add to that “top quality, shop quality” a couple of free dresses and it’s a great start to a misty day.

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This dress comes from Snowpaws which isn’t a shop I frequent often but I knew there were some goodies and I like to grab goodies.  This dress is the Third Life group gift and the one below is from an inworld freebie group called Fabfree which is pretty FAB and so very busy.

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Again disclaimer because the editing has changed the colours etc but I don’t think it’s actually improved them because inworld they look so good.  All the group invites you will need, and there are more GG’s for other groups are right next to the gifties.

So I’ve had a pretty good morning, RL work is done, house is cleaned, the mist has burned off and the sun is coming out so my new solar lights might actually get enough power in them so my garden will be glowing tonight.

Mina Main Shop

Snowpaws

Holiday starts here! (Free items inc)

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At last! I’m going on vacation for a week – be happy and have fun in your Second Lives ❤ I also have a few little somethings to share that I found for FREE at The Gacha Garden.

Gacha garden gifts (plus hextraordinary sloathe & Mina hair)

The beautiful rug & pillows (with poses) is a gift from Chez Moi – you all know I adore this stores gear, so make sure you find this (group for Gacha Garden is free to join and you need to be in it to get the pressies). The box and sack cushion is a gift from Artisan Fantasy – sweet little low prim piece, bag is from Little Lama (its got a hold poses in it) and last but surely not least the hashtag sign is by Atooly – its dead cute and sparkly bright! I tried my luck on the Mina gacha and won this gorgeous style in light brown – only $100L a pop – anyone want it? Let me know and I will send it along. I love my little sloth by Hextraordinary , many variables to win in their gacha $50L a go.

Ciao ❤

Gacha Garden

Red Hot Ice Cold. (Freebies and NEW Mina Hair).

Sometimes I keep an item in my invent that I may never wear again but it acts as a reminder of a good shop in SL to keep on popping back to check out for new stuff and of course in my case new free stuff and Blackrose is one of them and check out what I found.

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Yes I had editing fun BITE ME! but it wasn’t because this dress needed it.  Although not as blood-red as the picture it’s a stunning colour, stunning fit and stunning texturing.

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The reason I’ve taken a shot of the back is not just to show you the zipper detail but the low nape bun.  The hair is the New Mina hair called Chantal and it comes from the Gacha Garden which basically means it’s going to be at a slashed down bargain price because we all know Gacha=Great prices BUT the Gacha Garden doesn’t officially open till tomorrow and TBH this is such a good event you may have to wait a few days before you can squeeze in..  But if you can’t wait till then did you know that Mina’s also have Gacha’s in her main shop???? I do because 2 of my all time fav and goto hairs were actual Gacha wins.  And you don’t just get 1 hair 1 colour you get a BB or NO (big boobs or no boob) version if thats applicable and a colour pack all you take a chance on it’s the actual colour pack you win and I’ve never been disappointed in any of the Mina hair shades.

Now for the cold.

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It’s just the jumper, but the jeans and shoes are both very old hunt gifts which shows how with a little time and patience and of course with a bit of fun you can win some really good stuff…but these are oldies and still goodies.  In any case this lovely jumper actually comes in not just all the Mesh sizes in XXS&XXL but also a shirt/jumper combo or the jumper on its own and I’m wearing the shirt/jumper one.

XXXRedgreenFaith will confirm this but we will cringe at the memory of old sculpted or primmed puffer jackets and coats which came with so many bits and they looked like straight jackets and then we have the brilliant mesh versions! No comparison at all.  So as you can see a forest green padded puffer with the black shirt underneath.

For once I didn’t just grab and run and had a nice leisurely wander around the shop.  A Brilliant selection of everything, some very brightly coloured and textured summer clothing, check out the retro swim suits upstairs, and some excellent winter clothing.  I snagged a whole load of Demos and spent a lovely time just trying them on.

Ladies when you land you goto the shop on the right but for the boys turn left to the Costarlos shop and I spotted not only some great freebies for men but also if you have some Lindens to spend some exc menswear.

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Mina’s Mainshop

Mina@The Gacha Garden (not open till tomorrow).