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A hunting we will go.(20Ld Hunt Prize & Mention of Freebies).

I’ve spotted a couple of new hunts going on and since the “Shady Sim” one is being held on one of my all-time fav landscape/decorated sim and another all-time fav shop has a prize out for us then it was a no brainer.

Every prize costs 20Lds and you do have to be in the hunt group to be able to buy the prize.  The group is, of course, free to join and when I tried to buy the plant the money was refunded and I was given the link to join the group.

What you’re looking for is a beach ball. Because this is a paid-for hunt check out the link to the Seasonal Hunt Blog link I’ve given you so you can see the prizes which do include clothes.

Even if you’re not interested in the prizes still go to the sims for this.

This is just a token picture of what the streets look like spread over two sims. They’re packed with such interesting and unique landscaping I’d be proud to have a shop here or even a home and have this outside my front door.  There is a monorail, a train being dragged to its doom by a giant tentacled beast and just a perfect location to not only causally stroll along but it’s a “point and click” photo opportunity.

As for the mention of the freebie, Crate has Group Gifts which have been well blogged by both Faith and I so I will just mention them rather than show them again.

Crate.

Seasonal Hunt Blog (Pictures).

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Little house on the hill. (Dollarbie).

I decided to take a quick snap of the house at Mina’s main shop which I frequently use as a backdrop.

I’d love to own this house and since I don’t I get the second best thing and I use it as a backdrop. Obviously, no one gets rezzing rights, not even me, but the well decorated inside and landscaped outside seem to be open for all to use. Add to that a super flattering windlight setting and you have a great place for some “point and click” pics.

These other pictures were also taken on the Mina sim but nearer to the shop, I just thought this stylish promenade made a better backdrop for this whole look.

The hat is obviously not the Dollarbie although I’m sure that this hair/hat set it a gift for Noobs, ie new residents to SL under 30 days.  I could be wrong but if you know someone new(ish) then send them to Mina’s.  Also, I never mention it often enough but inside of Mina’s are Gacha’s and some of my fav hairs are Gacha prizes.  So a brilliant way for someone on a budget to get quality hair for not an unreasonable price, I think they’re 75Ld a try.

OK enough waffle and now for a surprising win with this Dollarbie dress.

I picked up a few Dollarbies from the “Higgle” marketplace shop and even though I suspected most would end up in the trash I had my fingers crossed for this one and it worked.  A classic SL design with that bold retro pattern really does stand out.

This dress does come with lots of mesh bod fits and a different hat, belt, necklace and sunglasses which emm..nope.  Tart it up with your own stuff as I can see this with a big chunky necklace or earrings and an oversized bag.

Higgle. (Marketplace).

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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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Log and run. (ChicModa Group Gifts, Limited Time).

I was just LM jumping when I landed in the ChicModa shop.  As you walk in you get the message that the Group is Free but only till the 31st of July and of course, quick check, it’s now the 1st of August but you can still join so I’d hustle if I was you.

I’m only showing you 2 of the 4 group gifts.  You will find these and some nice prizes in the Lucky Boards in the area behind the reception desk.

If you’re quick you may even catch me standing there going through my notes and seeing if I can win one of the prizes lol.

ChicModa

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The countdown has started. (Sorta Mention of Freebie/Reblog).

Urk!! Yet another morning, when the freebie finds have been thin on the ground and now I have to do RL stuff.

What was even worse is that I logged off last night thinking I’d scored an excellent gift from Hilly Haalan only to have second thoughts this morning when I logged in that I have already shown you this off the shoulder pant set.

So if it looks familiar that’s because it is and if it looks new then it’s new to you.

The “Countdown” in my title is because yesterday with a THUNK my Visa bill hit the doormat!  When you see in black and white all those Second Life payments it’s a bit OMGERD!  So tomorrow I’m starting the month off with a 500Ld limit spend for the whole month but it’s not tomorrow yet and already I’m being sorely tempted!

I’d gone to the Cosmopolitan event and on one of the stands is some amazing bamboo plants so I followed the link to the Konoha shop and that is where this picture was taken.

It’s a new shop, I think, although I suspect the designer is an old hand at creating as the quality can’t be bettered.  There isn’t much stock at the moment it’s really just a small platform but even so I have added to my list that tree, those grasses and the bamboo set at the Cosmopolitan event and a Silver Birch Tree set from another top class designer. So before I gird my loins and stick to my budget it’s spend, spend and then spend some more.

UPDATE:

Silly me there IS a New Freebie at the Cosmopolitan Event.  I’d spotted the Lipsticks but it was only on my return visit to buy the Bamboo set that I spotted on the other easel is this grey top.

It only comes in a Legacy and Maitreya fit so my crossed arm pose has come in handy.

PS.  As for the random background, some are the delivery systems for the 3 sets of landscaping I bought from Konoha.  They on their own make for very interesting decor but I’m so excited to start unpacking and placing all my new stuff.

Hilly Haalan

Cosmopolitan Event.

Konoha(Updated to the right LM, Thank You, Imp).

 

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Not a total wash out. (Dollarbies & Mention of Freebies).

Yet again another day struggling to find something that’s not already been blogged and is of a good enough quality to be blogged and I think I’ve found it.

Obviously, this picture has been edited which does make the pattern on this dress more vivid rather than the dull dusty old pattern it comes in.  I rather like how the top half has a different pattern to the skirt and yet they both blend really well.  I wanted to show off one of my new poses, yes it includes the book and leaves lol, but it does mean you can’t really see that this dress has cutouts on the sides and nice orange strapping.

I’d gone to the “The Wash” event because even though I’ve blogged that event, it’s still running so plenty of time to check it out, but this time I decided I’d check out the shops on this shopping sim and it’s the “baci” shop where I found this dress.

Downstairs where you should land is the reception desk with a “Stay at home club gift” plus another outfit for a freebie group, then head on up the stairs and on the stairs is another free gift, then you’re upstairs where most of the baci gifts are.  The baci group costs 1Ld to join and there is a mix of non-group gifts/dollarbies and Lucky Boards.  There is also a couple of gift boxes which look as though they have been stuffed with old goodies for us to work our way though.

“baci”

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“Keep yer keks on”.

As of yet no freebie clothes or shoes to blog but in my search, I came across this stunning open beach/surf sim for us all to use.

All of my pictures have been taken just using the sim setting so even people with the most basic point and click photography skills can take a picture to be proud of.

As you can see they have used just the bestest(sic) decor items you can buy.  I do believe that there is a surfboard rezzing station OR you can join the Free Group but it makes it clear in the group that it’s just so you can rezz your own surfboard. I suspect that if you make sure you pick it up afterwards you could sneak out a pose ball just to make sure you can pull your best pose for your picture.

This is NOT a nudie beach! So keep yer keks on! “Keks” is slang for pants and of course tops for the ladies.  There were a few people on the sim and like all the good sims everyone was scattered about just enjoying the feeling of being somewhere we can’t be in RL.

I could have taken so many pictures but the ones I’m using are just a small example.

It looks like there is a club and maybe an active social calendar for Group Members.  I will be joining the group because although I am totally unsociable the rolling beaches and backdrops will make for some lovely summer piccies.

UPDATE: So I had another little flyover as I was LM grabbing and there is so much going on and I really want to find a bather/bikini so I can use the pool as a backdrop.

Kanaloa Surf Beach