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My reward.(NEW MINA)

BOOM, Adulting is finished for the day and I did it like a Pro! So now I’m SLing like a Pro!

A NEW Mina hair always makes my day and Luane is the name of this hair.

The hairband looks like braided leather and you get a big 12 colour hud for that alone as well as the standard big colour palette for the standard price tag of 300Lds.   All the colours of the leather braid are in muted tones but the gold one really stood out it just didn’t go with my woolie jumper.

This hair is only available at Uber which starts today so you may as well pop over to Mina’s first to try the demo as of course this event will be packed.

You know what I’m going to say next and if not then you don’t read my posts, I wouldn’t blame you lol.  Do not buy before you’ve check out what else is in the Mina shop, although this leather braided look is totally new she has a really nice range of hairs held back with some lovely scarves.  So much so I logged in and checked where they were and got a pleasant surprise as 3 of them are actual Gacha prizes and it’s only 75lds a try!  So check the Gacha’s on the first floor and of course, you can still try the demos of even Gacha prizes and then check upstairs as there is also a hair called “Indica” upstairs in the area to you right at the top of the stairs.

I think most people will just concentrate on the hair on the lower floor but the hair upstairs is as good as downstairs.  Some of my fav hairs which I wear regularly are up there so it’s not a dumping ground for old stuff…although there are older hairs which are discounted and some still work as well now as they did then.

Mina’s Main Shop

 

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It’s still Christmas. (15Ld Hunt & New Mina&Mention of Freebie).

I love the windlight setting on the Mina sim, it’s so freaking flattering.  I’m always tempted to drop her a note and ask for the details but she is one busy lady and I hate to bother her.

I’m still wearing jeans and glasses from my last post but the top I was wearing came from Ricielli and since it’s Spring/Easter time I popped over hoping that Ricielli has another one of their excellent hunts on and they do but it’s still the Christmas gifts.

My disappointment at nothing new was sweetened by the 2 prizes I bought.  As this is a paid for hunt there is a big poster with pictures of what’s in each box and more importantly, the sizes as not all the clothing comes in all the main mesh fits.  The clothes are shop quality.  I will say I was surprised as this top is supposed to be a mint colour and I don’t know if the sim lighting has changed it, doubtful, but it’s not mint.  NO complaints as I love this colour and down the back it has a flattened hoodie.

The second picture shows the other “prize” I treated myself to and this one deffo comes in the 2 colours the picture shows, this brown and a lovely dark green.

If you don’t know Ricielli then you won’t know that all of the old hunt gifts are stashed away in one of the buildings.  Still at the 15Lds prices but such a variety of casual wear, club wear, shoes, skirts etc.  To get there head out of the main shop and you will see a signpost, just click on the one for the emmm I think it said shoes/sale/discount etc something like that.

More hats now.

As you can see from these two pictures the hat/hair is very similar.  Hazel is the bottom picture and Fleur is the top.  Fleur is the newest hair although Hazel was only brought out a couple of weeks ago.

I will admit I much prefer Hazel, there is a ponytail down the back which you can even change the length of using the “style hud” but it’s the tendrils that frame your face I like the best and they too can be changed by using the hud.

Fleur, top picture, is so new you can only buy her from the Kustom9 event and again comes with a styling hud which is this case allows you to change the way the hair hangs down ie over one shouldn’t left or right or just simply hanging down the back.

PS.  I almost forgot there is a FREEBIE in the Ricielli shop, the LM takes you right next to it.  This is a stunning freebie but I know I’ve blogged it at least twice so I don’t really want to do it again.

Ricielli

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A natural beauty.

I’ve just done a simply fabulous picture of me modelling one of the latest Mina hairs, I’ve pulled a fancy pose, photoshopped it to create a very stylish picture and then I thought sod it and I just took this snap of one of the other new Mina hairs just on the sim in the sim setting to show you how simple and good the Mina brand is.

This is how I look in SL, this is one of my go-to outfits, sorry nothing in this post is for a freebie it’s just me rambling on so feel free to ignore the rest of this post.

I wear my PumeC skin which is called”Agatha” about 95% of the time and although I do have a shade pack I have a tendency to stick to the palest one I have and just tart it up with makeup.  The shape is, of course, SLink Physique because you’ve heard me moaning enough about the lack of clothing for that particular fit and my Lelutka head which is the “Greer” one.  I also wear a FACE LIGHT! Yes, I am a face light addict, well not really because the one I use is so light it not only doesn’t cause light pollution for others I actually keep on forgetting I am wearing it.  My version is like Touche Eclat for AVs and if you use Touche Eclat in RL like what I do then you know this is an amazing light reflecting concealer…so try it if you haven’t’ lol.

Mina Nakamura has the knack of taking what works from one hair, restyling it and then incorporating it into a newer hair, so this reminds me of a hair I already own but this one is making the other one look more basic.  The tendrils which frame your face, the extensive colour palette and as with a lot of her new hairs the “style hud” has created yet another hair which will not just last the test of time but is so wearable as I am hoping you can see from this unedited piccie.  If you’re wondering the “style hud” allows you to change which shoulder the ponytail hangs down and if you zoom in closely, in this case, because we’re not inworld when I say “zoom” I mean to press your face closer to your computer screen lol you will be able to see the small bow shaped tie or keep it as a normal hair tie and with the hud you can change the texturing.

This is one of the new hairs and it’s called “Cienna”, Kayla is the one I wore in my last post and “Donna Mae & Donna Sue” are Gacha wins.  Each hair can only be purchased from the events they’re being sold at but as always…..TTDF (Try The Demo First) which is why all I’m giving you is the LM to Mina’s shop but you can also get the TP to the events from there as well.

PS.  Don’t forget to check out the Gacha’s in Mina’s main shop some great hair in there inc hat hairs at 100Lds so a great way to score a great hair at a great price…just take a chance on the colour.

Mina’s Main Shop

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I spy NEW Mina hair.

Get ready to see plenty of pictures taken in my newhouse  over the next few months which although is still unfinished it’s almost complete and that includes the peeping Tom in the background.

The hair I’m wearing is a NEW Mina and it comes from the Shiny Shabby event with I have to confess that I’ve missed the last 2 of these events which isn’t so bad as I usually come away having spent too many Lindens on too much I don’t need but the temptation of a New Mina hair always gets me back there.

Today I’m going to show you just this one but I have another one lined up which is JUST LIKE MY RL HAIR!

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Loving my new home even though I’ve not had the time to finish it off as yet but it makes it so much easier to be able to use my own home as a background.

This hair, Elsa, is so “Pinterest” and you will see why in the next picture but from the front this hair has a little bit of height to it with a big swept back fringe, or bangs as the Americans call it, but lots of softening tendrils but when you turn around this is the Pinterest bit.

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That big fat curl on the back of your head is something that there are many examples of how to on Pinterest and YouTube but this is a style I never managed to achieve.  It was only when I turned around that I noticed my “peeping Tom” LOL.  As standard with Mina Hair you get the 2 options, Materials and No Materials which basically means one is for those who’s settings are at the higher end because their graphics card can handle it and the No Materials is for those who have a less effective graphics card.  Personally I can’t see any difference but maybe thats because I have a good graphics card TBH I knit, embroider and cook, I don’t do teccie stuff but I think it means this hair will look great which ever SL settings your computer is set to.  You of course get the now standard 5 pack of colours in an easy to use Hud.  I still remember once having a fat pack hundreds of the same hair but in all the shades possibly because Huds had not been invented and as far as I remember Mina hair was the first hair I bought which came with this amazing “teccie” thing LOL.

A demo is available and just as good the LM does take you right to the Mina shop but if it’s nice and quiet have a wander as I’ve not checked it out as yet but there is usually some freebies in the center of the shopping sim.

PS just in case Faith can ready this, you broke a golden rule! If it ain’t broke don’t change it MMMWWWAAAHHH LOL.

Mina@Shiny Shabby

 

 

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Spend Some Save Some. (Freebie).

I’ve actually had to log out of SL to do this post because I’m so distracted by the hair and shoes it’s too much like RL!

OK firstly the hair which is another Mina’s from The Hair Fair.  If you look closely you will see that the band around the base of the pony tail is the same texture as the hair! Love it.  I won’t show you the 3rd one I have yet as the Hair Fair goes on till the 26th (I could be wrong but I don’t think so) so I’m going to save that for a later date., I’m so damned lucky that I get to blog this hair because I love it, it has everything I think SL hair should have-a great colour palette, realism, affordability and best of all to look great when worn.

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As always you can choose the colour pallet of your choice.

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This is something you don’t usually get with a Mina and I’m trying to think if I have one of her hairs which comes with an “add on”.  Those long “bangs” as Americans call them and we in the UK say Fringe are “added” to the main hair.  The tendrils hang down to frame your face beautifully.  I’ve not had a chance to check this out but I’m actually hoping I can use the fringe on their own as a “hat hair”.  I’m pretty sure I have a couple of hats in my invent which I will be able to wear with this fringe.

So spend some Lindens on the hair but save on NEW SHOES! In fact although I’m only showing only 1 pair here I have 3 others from a different shop waiting for my next post.

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Pure Poison has an unusual way of giving out it’s Group Gifts in that they’re loaded into a Gacha so you will win the SLink High Shoe but the colour you get will be random and guess what I won?  the RARE of course!  Mine came with a colour changing Hud and from the looks of it has all the shoe colours loaded into it and I can also change the heel, sole, straps etc to whatever colour I want.  Although this is a Gacha win because they’re Group Gifts they’re non trans.  The Gacha is at the LM but you will notice straight away that the whole sim/shop has and is going through a real revamp.  A very pretty watery setting now with the shoes and Gacha’s floating on diamonds.  Always nice to see a shop or sim which has had some imagination spent on it so I took a wander around and then that’s when I thought I’d better log off and finish this post.

Almost forgot to say that the shoes for Maitreya, SLink High, Belleze & TMP feet! and I don’t believe that’s because I have the rare I think that it will be the same for all colours I just got the bonus of all the colours.

Mina@The Hair Fair

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Ahhhhh refreshing

Aphrodite Happy place new

Aphrodite are in this round of the Swank event, they have this gorgeous beach hideout “happy place” in both PG & Adult versions. ($199L & $299L) Its got loads of poses, mostly for couples but I also found some for singlepringles (and their dog of course). Sweet piles of pillows to lounge on, if you touch the ladder you also get a menu for various décor items that appear, such as curtain light, ivy, lantern etc – adorable touch!

Aphrodite Happy place NEW! - TUKINOWAGUMA – hair Alette NEW 175l -

My French bulldog got very interested in my bowl of cookies – yes yes there is FOOD in the menu too ! O.o must mention my new hair-do its by TUKINOWAGUMA and is called Alette, there are two styles to choose from both just $175L, the HUD for colour change is massive – great value. Seemed to be some great items on offer in this round of Cosmopolitan.

Aphrodite Lemoncello & truffles NEW

A week or so ago Aphrodite also released various trays of drinki-poo’s and nibbles – this is the Lemoncello version complete with delicious looking truffles – just touch and you’re offered a drink or chocolate – yummmm. For the curious amongst you – Limoncello is one of my all time favourite drinks – infact Player got me drunk as a skunk on it a few months ago! Its lemony and refreshing , I have mine with ice or a mixer which Player says is a dreadful thing to do but oh well, Im English.

FYI: Limoncello (pronounced lee-mon-CHAY-low) is an Italian lemon liqueur known for its refreshing sweet and tangy flavor. It is made from lemon rinds, alcohol, sugar and patience.

Limoncello has its roots in Southern Italy, primarily along Italy’s Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula, known for their meticulous lemon cultivation. Locales of production include the Sorrentine Peninulsa and the Amalfi coast and the Gulf of Naples and in Procida, Ischia and Capri. It is also produced in Sicily and Sardinia.

Although traditionally served as a digestive, or after-dinner drink that aids in digestion, limoncello can be enjoyed at other times of the day, particularly in a cocktail. You can also enjoy it in a varity of foods as well. Limoncello can be a wonderful ingredient in cooking    and baking.

Swank

Aphrodite store

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Aphrodite Limoncello & truffles market place

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Lucky meeeee and a Freeebieeee.

First the “lucky me” because I have the NEW Mina hair and DAMN it it’s another brilliant one and it’s called Myrtle.

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The front view is of a simple and lovely loose hair which frames the face so prettily but then check out the back.

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ARGH! as someone who tries on a daily basis to make my hair do something other than just hang there I would KILL to be able to have my hair in this loose plait, worst of all it would actually suit me down to the ground.  So from the front a lovely face framing style and from the back intricate and imaginative.  Only available from the next round of Shiny Shabby so sadly not discounted but as I always say her prices are the same as everyone elses, including the horrid metallic shiny hair I was trying on yesterday in another shop LOL, so worth every Lindens.

A Freebie to make up for all of the shoes Faith has been tempting you with.

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A simple, retro pair of pumps.  You will need SLink med feet or Maitreya feet for these.  They come from the Secret Store and are a lovely Free Group Gift.

And of course can I get into Shiny Shabby of course NOT because everyone is there but should you be lucky the LM should take you directly to Mina’s shop and of course you can also check out her mainshop.

Mina@Shiny Shabby

Mina Mainshop

The Secret Store