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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).

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New Mina &Mention of Freebie, Cheapie & Reblogged Freebie.

This is the NEW Mina hair I mentioned in my last post.

Mina now has a decent range of hair with hats, caps, scarves and beanies this backward wearing one is a nice fresh look to her range.

The hud has been updated and as mentioned to me I see new shades and if you look closely at the hair in the hair itself there seems to be more colour to the strands.  Goes without saying that the hat itself also comes with a Hud which allows you to change the cap, peak and the strap across the forehead.  You have to wear this with your mesh ears poking out as it has been designed to fit around them and I think my Lelutka mesh head has particularly cute ears…not that I’ve actually spent much time looking at mesh ears lol.

There is now as standard a colour slider so you can tweak the shading to fit exactly what you want.

To get this you do have to go to the FaMESHed event as this is only on sale there and of course I’ve just done a post about the Free Mina at this event plus hinted at all of the other amazing gifts in my last post.

As standard even though the FaMESHed event does now seem to have quietened down a bit I will put the LM for Mina’s for you to try this and the other brand new design out in her mainshop so you can make your mind up about it and also check out the other cap/hat/beanie/scarves hairs on offer.

As for the reblog, it is, of course, the outfit.  As always I was hoping for new GG’s from the Merch shop but as always when a gift is a brilliant as this one then as far as I’m concerned they can keep it out for months if not years.  There are other gifts which I will leave for you to find. OH and you get a Fatpack of colours not just the “peel” one I’m showing you.

UPDATE:  I’m stood in Mina’s shop and I’ve just worked out what has been niggling at me for a little while and I’ve realise what it is.  It looks like Mina is now changing from people buying just the palette of shade they want ie blonde, brown etc but a single purchase gets you a massive 70 shades going from the palest of blondes to the blackest black and a handful of pastels and ombre’s chucked in for the heck of it. Anyhow as always try it for yourself.

Yes another UPDATE:  Check out “Maybel” which is another newish hair, a touch of retro in the uplifted crown and a low downside ponytail for interest.  I happen to like my Maybel so to see her on sale for just 50Lds as a Wanderlust offer is brilliant.  I’m assuming this will change at the weekend so you do have a few days to check that out and I will try to take a picture of this hair to show you it.

Mina’s Mainshop.

FaMESHed.

Merch

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Too early! (Freebie/Cheapie & New Mina).

Finally, I’ve found out where this new Mina hairdo is on sale and it’s at Uber which isn’t opened just yet.  Since as always I suggest you try out the demo at the lag-free comfort of Mina’s mainshop I will put the link for there and when Uber opens you will know if you want to buy it.  Plus it also means you can check out the other ponytail hair Mina sells.

From behind it’s one of her simpler ponytails, both youthful, sporty and classy.

As mentioned she has a range of ponytails from the understated to big assed horse tail ones so what is different about this one.

Apart from the change in the layout of the hud which has the big colour packs and the slider to allow you to tweak your shades, make sure to make a copy of your hair if you’re going to play with those sliders.  The main difference is that to me I can see more shading in the hair strands.  It’s the RL difference of dying your hair at home from a box kit or going to a hairdresser and getting it done professionally.  A home dye kit is more flatter in colour while a hairdresser gives your hair more depth and colour to your hair.

The other thing that stands out but sadly not as well as I would have hoped in my picture is the fringe/bangs.  You can see the eye through the hair, she’s managed to do that with her most recent hat/hair in that the brim of the hat is a mesh and you can actually see your face through the mesh…..ok I’ve not had enough coffee to be able to explain it clearly.

As always though TRY it for yourself not only so you can see what I’m talking about but we all know what looks simply fab on one may not look so fab on another.

OK NOW for the cheapies which is obviously the clothes I’m wearing.  I went over to Paper Sparrow as the notice they sent out about some sale items had a pair of shoes I was interested in but I couldn’t find them what I did find was the “The Stay at Home Gift” which is the strappy top I’m wearing in the top picture and it’s nice but not half as nice as the 5Ld green “Save the tree’s, wipe with an owl” top and another 10Lds gets you that bodysuit.  These are for 2 other groups which is why they have different price tags.  Do NOT join the “Fushion and Fashion” Group because you don’t get the jacket you get some PJ’s unless of course you are already in that group or you want PJ’s. I ain’t mad as it was only 10Ld, I think, and these things happen.

I think there is a couple of hunts going on as well.

PS.  There is a man’s version of the green top as well and if I was a man I’d get it.

Mina’s Mainshop

Paper Sparrow. (Use my LM as it has moved)

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I cannot stress more! (NEW Mina).

Just like S@bbia, I’m always popping over to Mina’s to see if there is a new hair out and there is.

When I was walking into the shop and spotted the new hair, there is one for him and one for her, my first reacting was “baseball cap again?” As I got closer I realised that this time the cap is a bit flatter and softer so it has almost a Peaky Binders feel to it I wonder if she will continue the trend to make a “Flat Cap” which also can look amazing.

This hat/hair comes in 2 versions one for him and one for her but I think you buy them separately. TBH I didn’t think about the male version so I’m going to assume it’s the same apart from it being a bigger so it fits men’s big fat heads…no shade there lol.

I’m so glad I tried the demo on in the shop first as although you get a rather good palette of colours they’re all-natural ie brown, greys, woven textures etc and I’m rocking a pink outfit.

So I girded my loins and started to play with the colour slider and it was as easy as I had expected but I thought I’d broken the preset colour palette…then I spotted a reset button and my ass/hat was saved.  It’s easier for you to just try the demo out for yourself than it is for me to try to explain it.  The demo in the shop comes with a fully working hud so you can use that.

This hair comes from the Santa Inc event which I did pop into and I believe you have the ability to not just buy the item for yourself but to send it as a gift to someone else.  I’m not clear on the details and I didn’t loiter long but more info will be at the event itself/

Special mention to the top.  Sorry, not a freebie.  I am in a few paid-for groups and this is Caboodle gift.  Although the hud comes with a lot of cutsie wotsie pictures there are enough plain shades ones for me and you can change the colour of the sleeve from the seam down so it’s different from the main body.  There are a lot of Group gifts in the shop, some stunning halo texturing, as well as some Lucky Boards at the back and I’ve had em ALL.  I will put the LM to the shop at the end if you want to check it out as for the initial 100Lds you do get some lovely things.

Mina’s Mainshop(Try the demo)

Santa’s Inc

Caboodle

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This is my happy face.(NEW MINA & Mention of Bloodyness).

This is why I don’t smile in my pictures but this is how a new Mina hair makes me feel.

Ignore the fangs, they came with my updated Lelutka head and I forgot I was wearing them lol.

I’ve mentioned a “collard” hair before which has a touch of kink to it but this hair is very vanilla and perfectly seasonal.

“Willow” doesn’t come with a “style” hud because the hair tucked under the scarf is the style lol.  You do get as standard a massive colour pack for the hair and for the scarf a 7 texture hud with a colour slider.  I don’t usually bother with the colour slider if it’s included but for some to be able to change the tone of the texture is a bonus. If you do want to play with the slider then make sure to make a copy of the original before you start fiddling.

Only found at Uber and it’s a standard price of 300-375 and if you do have a fatpack option which is a great deal.

As for the “Bloodyness”, I’m trying to find it.  Tiffany is one of Mina’s recent hairs and she’s had a bloodied version out as a “Wanderlust” offer and now it’s been set out in the shop for sale except but so far I’ve not found it.  I’m going to have another look for it as obv a bloody hair is something that people want/need for their SL Halloween.

I found Tiffany.

This brown shade is pretty close to my RL colour and seeing the bloody and crusty ends is making me want to itch and go for a shower!

It goes without saying that the lighter the hair the more obvious the blood staining is.  This is a pack of I believe five shades and is priced at 250Lds.

This bloody version of Tiffany is to be found on the wall to your left as you enter the Mina Mainshop and she’s just tacked this bloodied version to the normal shades

BUT.  Think about checking out the Group Gifts as there are two bloodied hairs there so for 200Lds, I don’t think the Group Gift price has gone up, you can score 2 bloody hairs and more as of course there are plenty of other hairs as well, of course, a chance to win a hair on one of the two Lucky Chairs.

Mina’s Mainshop (Demo is out for you to try)

Mina@Uber

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Now I get it! (New Mina & Old Freebie/Dollarbie).

When I first put on this new Mina hairdo my first thought was “not keen on that fit” and then my next thought was “Oh yes!” I don’t know if this was Mina’s intention but this short sharp cut bob is perfect for……

…fitting over scarves and coats.

In fact, anything that is super bulky around the neckline then this is the hair for it.  I’ve deliberately used my chunkiest scarf and even taking into account the pose this hair just fits so well.  Obviously, it can be worn on its own but for me personally, this is going to be my “goto” hair for when I want to show off something with a bulky neckline.

Only available at FaMESHed which has just opened its doors so I wouldn’t bother going just yet as it’s packed.  I’m only giving you the Mina LM for you to try the demo and then bookmark popping into FaMESHed when it’s calmed down.

As for the “Old Freebies,” it’s obvious that scarf which I think a lot of you will remember but since the season has well and truly turned then it’s time to either dust it off if you have it or pop over to Tram and pick this up.  Tram has some lovely and unique clothes and sweet hair for you to check out as well.

PS. That scarf also comes with a fine hud of some great textures.

PPS. The pants are also old Dollarbies and they come from Shiva and I wear these so often that if they were real I’d have worn a hole in them by now as I wear them so much.

PPPS. It goes without saying that yet again I’m wearing that Blueberry jumper/sweater and I won’t bore you but scroll back a couple of posts for the details.

Mina’s Mainshop.(You can’t see the picture as the image hasn’t been uploaded but “Caty” is next to “Martha” just click the board and you can get the demo.

Tram (Scraf)

Shiva(Pants, you may have to turn around as it’s the shop behind you or you may be facing it, go inside the main door, turn to the left and in that room there is a wall of these pants but these brown once are set at a promo price of 1Ld)