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Don’t read this post as it may end up costing you!

You have been warned lol.

I swear, and Faith can back me up, that apart from a dusting of snow I wasn’t going to winterise my home and now I’ve seen this addon snow pack from Hisa I’m being sorely tempted to go full snow!

This is my home or rather what it will look like if I cave in to temptation and buy this addon snow pack.

The house itself is 875Lds and the snow addon is 475Ld. WORTH IT! I may have a countless amount of homes/builds/caravans etc in my invent I’ve picked up along the way but for many years now I have only lived in 3 of them and this “The Forest Retreat” has been my home since we moved to our new sim.

I actually used our move as an excuse to buy this new home as I loved it the moment I saw it. You get amazing attention to detailling and excellent texturing for only 34 prims!

There are other snow addon packs on the platform I’m stood on so if you own another Hisa house check it out if you too want to go all wintery.

We all have the things we can’t help caving into temptation, in my case it’s homes and landscaping/decor but I think for most SLers its clothes and hair so I’m going to tempt you to spend some more money with this NEW Mina hat/hair.

I don’t take many back of the head shots as I’m rubbish at it but in this case I really just wanted to show off how how good it looks. We all remember the days when “Beanies” looked like teapot covers or helmets so to see how much they have come on since then is just so good.

Of course this isn’t the only “Beanie” hat Mina has so as always check out her mainshop to try all the demos but since this is the newest one it means you get that massive hud of hair colours. The “Style Hud” for the hat is a seperate purchase. When I first put this hair on the hat was a lovely soft grey, not the ugly “unrezzed” grey we all hate but almost a dove grey. If you want to splash a bit more cash then the style hud does offer you a big total of 15 colours/textures.

As alway try the demo out in the mainshop have a wander around to check out the other hat/beanie/hairs then when it’s gotten a bit quieter you can visit the Tannenbaum event which is where you buy this hat/hair from.

Plus I’ve added the link to the Serpahim blog as someone there has gone to a lot of effort and you can see everything for sale as this event.

Hisa. Platform.

Hisa Mainshop.

Mina’s Mainshop.

Mina@Tannenbaum

Seraphim.

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Credit Rich & Cash Poor & NEW Mina hair@FaMESHed.(300Ld Credit for 30Ld & Free Credit Reminder).

Credit first. Mossu has a great offer out and for the 30Ld Joining fee just click and grab that generous 300Ld shop credit offer. If I remember correctly it’s only valid till the 13th so you should spend it by then. Which I suspect is easy to do AND I spotted that there is a range of mens wear as well.

TBH this place was packed so it took a while for things to rezz for me and added to that the credit giver, big poster on the wall, is limited to one person at a time so I had to wait for just the right time to click it to get the credit so you might want to keep on checking for when it’s a bit quieter.

Since I couldn’t get back to the Mossu shop to buy something to show you I threw on this shirt from Bumblebee that I’d bought previously with my free credit. I’ve literally just mentioned this shop is a post so it was just good timing I could show you something else from Bumblebee.

All of those bargains will free up you Lindens for this New Mina hair.

She’s had a few out recently and so I don’t know if I should labour the point about how her new designs come with that big hud of unique colours, the sheerness of the texturing, the hint of a shine to the hair etc etc. So this one has all of that plus this adorable tucked over the ears look! My Lelutka head has the most adorable ears, they’re so cute so for me it’s lovely to have a hair which shows them off.

The way the hair is styled in this picture is how it comes. It is 400Lds but this is starting to become the normal price of quality hair. Yes there are still a lot of hair out there for a cheaper price and some of it is great but the reality, and I’ve always said this, is when it comes to skin and hair you cannot scrimp!

Most of Mina’s hair ages really well and of course her older hairs are lower in price. Most of my “goto” hairs are 3-5 years old and hold up well…however with her new finer texturing and colour packs it is time to look at the really older stock and assess it’s wearability.

The “Style Hud” is a seperate purchase which is only 150Lds. The way it is in the picture is how it come. I’ve put the link to the Seraphim blog so you can scroll down the pictures and see the Mina hair and style hud and everything else which is on sale at the FaMESHed Event.

As always I’ve also put the link to Mina’s mainshop so you can try the demo out firts.

BTW, I spotted 2 of my fav “goto”hairs are in the Lucky Chairs. Myrtle and Riva are just so wearable. Only for Group Members, 200Lds, but if you’ve not seen them you might want to loiter for a while.

Mossu. (300Ld Credit for 30Ld Joining Free).

Bumblebee. (Lucky Boards and Free Shop Credit).

Mina’s Mainshop. (Demo’s and New Lucky Chair Prizes).

FaMESHed. (Seraphim Blog).

Mina@FaMESHed.

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I have to show off! (Includes a Freebie & Update on Mina Hair).

The Halloween Shop n Hop Event has calmed down enough for me to start trawling the gift/goodies and discounts. For some reason out of all the gifts I’ve gotten so far I’ve only opened the “Insomnia Angel” gift and LOOK AT MY HAND!

OMG I love this severed hand and look closer you can see my bandaged stump! This screams to my inner freak! I absolutely LOVE this and I’m going to walk around like this for ages as it comes with that holding pose!

Going by memory only this comes with a hud so you can change the colour of the sleeve and bandage stump. If the stump isn’t to your taste then you don’t have to wear it.

I’m so sorry that I can’t tell you which section the “Insomnia Angel” stall is situated on. If I can I will try to locate the exact LM and do an update.

Now for an update on this hair as I didn’t realise something. This picture is just such a good one which allows you to see the subtle shading/texturing of this hair strands, it’s so silky smooth and now her hairs have a light satin sheed to them which catches the lights as you head moves which is just stunning. This new hair is called “Chiara” and is only for sale at the Fetish Fair.

As far as I can work out what I’m showing you in this picture is the basic hair which comes in a single style, and I think it’s the one I’m showing you but it does include the MASSIVE colour hud. To get the “Style Pack” which obviously allows you to change the way the hair hangs and also give you the beautiful colour streaks then its another 150Ld and I personally would pay for that as I just think the streaks are gorgeous.

The mask, which is the “kink” part is a totally seperate item. This has been designed to be worn on it’s own with any hair you have. At first I thought is was annoying to have to pay even more for the mask till I realised that a lot of people may not have wanted to buy the hair just to get the mask. I’m not sure how much it costs BUT as always, try the demo on. You can get the full demo from her shop and just see how much or how little you like.

Shop n Hop.

Mina’s Mainshop

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Are you a hat, scarf or afro person?

No freebies in this post.

Just like RL, I follow the seasons in SL and so I started to check out my hat hairs and came across “Sira”.

Sira is one of her newer ones so it does comes with a big fat hud for hair, hat and of course a style hud for the way the hair hangs.

This one is called Willow and I do believe that this is the only neck scarf/hair she has and the way the hair is designed to fit the scarf is just so stylish.  I didn’t check the Hud before I logged out to do this post but really we all know that the newer Mina’s do come with a big fat hud for both hair and accessories as standard now.

As always check out these hairs in the shop first, you will find them in with the rest of Mina’s stock and not in the room with the Event items.  As you wander around you will see there are now quite a few hats from beanies to big-brimmed summer hats also hair tied up/back with scarves etc so quite a lot to chose from and it’s just a case of finding the one which makes you go “oooh”.

PS. When I log back in I will check out where I got the top from to see if it’s still a freebie and if it is I will add an update and link.

Mina’s Main Shop.

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Backdoor at Mina’s. (New Mina hair & Freebie).

Maya is not only the name of the New Mina hair it’s also the name of the outfit I’m wearing.

At first glance, this is a simple hair with of course the now standard super big fatpack hud of unique colours that you won’t get anywhere else.

Even the “style hud” isn’t new as quite a few of Mina’s newer hairs now come with the option to play with the styling of it.  NO What is new is if you look closely at the top picture, the front “strand” has been coloured differently from the rest of the hair. I picked 2 colours to make it stand out a bit more and as you can see the blend between the 2 shades is smooth. In this bottom picture I’ve not only made the colours more subtle but look closely you can see in this case that coloured strand is just one side.  The style hud basically allows you to have 2 strands either side of your face, only 1 side or no colour strands at all.  You use the same colour hud for the main head and with a colour slider, you basically can go wild with your hair.

As always you NEED to try this for yourself and since Uber hasn’t opened it’s doors yet you may as well go to Mina’s and try it for yourself.  You get a fully interactive demo and of course, it’s LAG FREE!

While you’re there check out the New Mina Group Gift, it does cost 200Lds to join but even with that 1 hair you get your money worth however there are now a couple of lucky chairs and all the older gifts are out in the room to your right.  You also get a 10% discount on every purchase.

As for the outfit when I typed Maya into my invent not only did the New Mina pop up so did a whole set of buildings/streets and this free outfit.  I did blog it a long time ago and it’s so good I had to go check it’s still out and it is.  It does have a very ethnic/hippy chic look to it especially the baggy pants.  Usually, I’m not keen on “baggy pants” but the folds/creases etc and this dark rich texturing is why I’ve kept them all this time.

Mina’s Main shop.

Mina@Uber

Fafa. (Outfit on the wall next to the reception desk).

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Meet Lupine. (New Mina Hair).

Regular readers will recognise the background as being the house on the hill outside of the Mina Mainshop and I use it when I’m showing off a New Mina hair

I’ve taken dozens of pictures to try to show this hair off to it’s best and as always I end up sticking to the most simple pose and trust you will try the demo out for yourself.

I finally read the note which comes with all of the New Mina range of hair and I suspect that this hair as I’m wearing it is the non-material version and yet look at the colouring and strands?  Doesn’t it look like material quality?  If you’re wondering then the difference between “material” and “non-material” is that the non-one is just less detailed so for those of us who have computers that need a bit of help then wearing non-material can help with lag.

I then made a copy of the hair just in case I borked it and then had fun with played with the sliders in the style hud and WOAH!  When you crank up the material level you get a shine on it that any hair conditioning shampoo advert would kill for.  What is even more impressive is as you move your head the shine moves as well.  I can’t wait to log back in and crank up the material level, remember in this picture this is not the material version, and walk around.  See how much windlight and lighting affect the overall appearance of the hair.

I then played with the “glow” setting and we all know what the glow option does but I’m not sure if I’ve seen many hairs with this so I cranked it up and what an impact!  When cranked up to the highest setting it’s as though your hair is like a halo and yet you can still see the hair details under the glow.  I think photographers and people who like to stand out will just love this feature.

I wish I had a picture of all of the hair colours as this one comes with a massive hud of 84 colours!!!  Again I opted for the boring brown and there are a decent amount of “standard” colours but equally, there are ombre’s and pastels and of course a short while back Mina introduced brand new shades not seen in any other shops.

There is a couple of other things for you to check out but my post was getting ridiculously long and you MUST try it for yourself!  That way you can see not just all the things you get but of course to make sure it suits you as no one should take it for granted that a hair or skin which looks good when it’s being modelled by someone else will look just as good on you as them.  So as always the Mina Mainshop LM first esp as the FaMESHed event is where you buy it from.

UPDATE: let’s talk about cold hard cash.  This hair has a price tag of 400Lds BUT to get the “style hud” does cost another 150Lds.  I always say I save money to spend money and somethings in SL are worth paying for and that’s why yesterday even though I have enough landscaping to cover 2 more sims I still bought the new grass and trees because when something “sings” to you you will pay for it and especially when you also recognise the skill and time that has been put into something to make your SL life much better.   When it comes to skin and hair they too are two things you have to pay for. It is a shame that the style hud doesn’t come included as I personally adore the new superfine fringe that Mina has created but in the end, we’re paying for the quality and crafting and for that sometimes it has a price tag to match.

Mina’s Mainshop

FaMESHed.

Seraphim Blog. (so you can see pictures of whats for sale at this event.

 

 

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It’s all new(maybe). (Freebie(s)& NEW Mina Hair).

I went over to Mangula’s as I suspect there is a new Freebie out for us and the place was EMPTY!  I’ve never ever been there when it wasn’t heaving with people grabbing the subscribers gifts so it gave me a chance to look at the boards properly.

Nothing struck me as being new so I just grabbed this simple jeans and jumper set. You can’t see them but I am also wearing the excellent ankle boots so a whole look for zero Lindens.

This top isn’t ringing any bells.  You get the top alone, the top with panties attached and a denim skirt.  The reason I’m not wearing the skirt is that I was just curious to see if the bodysuit version would fit over the jeans from the first picture…and it does….small things for small minds lol.  Most of you will have visited this shop on a reg basis and will have for sure picked up some of the newer, and previously blogged, fatpacks.  These are totally shop quality and chances are everyone has them by now.

NOW for the Mina!  She’s not only updated her shades/hud and designs she’s updated her shop.  I did have a moment of panic thinking she’d updated her lovely house on the hill which I love to use as a backdrop but my second “home sweet home” is still there.  The lighting on Mina’s sim is perfect for showing all AV’s off to their best and it boggles me when I go shopping that some shops don’t make sure their windlight settings are set to be the most flattering for their clothes/hair and shop?

This hair is called “Gwen” and she’s the newest offering available @FaMESHed which hasn’t started as yet but I’m sure today is the day it opens it’s doors.

Gwen comes with a style hud which gives you a total of 6 ways to wear this hair but obviously, 3 of those ways are just mirror versions, so you can have the hair scooped back over your left ear, right ear, both ears, in front and fringe or fringeless. This fringe is the perfect “wispiness”, I should have popped a colour base on my hair so that little dot didn’t show but I didn’t think about it and since we all have hair base colours in our mesh head huds it’s something to remember next time.

Mangula.

Mina’s Mainshop. (Turn left to try out the Demo).

FaMESHed.(For the full-priced version).