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I should have known! (1000Ld Shop Credit for 50Lds).

I have been in and out of the Pink Charcoal shop a few times over the weekend to grab the generous 1000Ld Shop Credit and each time I failed!

Looks like I’m not the only one who struggled as when I was inworld 2 people had to shout out for help.

I was already in the “Skinfulsky’s Update” group which is actually the group you join even though the shop is called “Pink Charcoal”.

NOW PAY ATTENTION. Once you’ve joined the 50Ld group you then buy the “Cheque” on the reception desk for 1Ld. It’s easy to spot, once you know what you’re looking for, as there are some gold heart shaped balloons showing you where it is.

I didn’t buy anything on this visit as it was pretty darn busy so I popped home and threw on a couple of the items from this shop that I already had. Can’t wait to return to check everything out when it’s a bit calmer and although I know that there is a time limit on the credit I’m sure we still have about 5 days…or so.

Also, on this shopping sim are some excellent and well known shops AND a lot of them still have a 15Ld Pumpkin Hunt going on. So plenty to check out and although in the end between the Group joining fee and the Hunt you may end up spending but you will also walk away with a lot of quality clothing for bargain prices.

Pink Charcoal

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Let me tell you a “Fable”.(10Ld Gift & Mention of Gifts).

I don’t know how long the Fable 5 event has been up and running but since it’s nice and quiet I suspect it’s been open for a while.

Big enough to have a lot to tempt and small enough to now overwhelm us.

A good mix of clothes, decor, nails, make-up, home and garden items and a lot of the stalls has a 10Ld Gift out for us.

Since I too splashed out on 2 of the 25Ld offers I decided I’d just stick with this dress and just leave before the Fable event before I spent any more money.  It was the interesting looking “scrunchy” belt that piqued my interest and I wasn’t disappointed when I put it on.  The belt doesn’t go all the way around the back, which I think is best.  Lots of the main fits but not the Legacy range.

Looks like “Changed Seasons” has rebranded itself so it’s now called “Tip 2 Toe” and that’s the stall it came from for only 10Lds.

Fable 5

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Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Addam. (19 Group & Special event).

Yes, another inworld Birthday and this time it’s Addam’s 6th and instead of us giving gifts the gifts are for us and in this case it’s this NEW Group Gift and a big fat 50% sale going on.

I actually have a sh*t ton of credit at Addams the problem is I can’t get in to spend it and at this moment it’s even worser(sic) than normal! Which is why I’m pleased that this big fat 50% sale is lasting the whole month so we still have plenty of time for cheap treats.

The group does cost to join and at 19Lds it’s just a token price.  It’s hard to explain where the Group Gifts are as I’m going by memory as I can’t get into the packed shop plus the lag means a lot isn’t rezzing but if my memory serves me right there in the main entrance on a pillar to your left and check both sides of it as the older ones are on one side and the newer ones are on the other side.

You won’t have much problem finding this NEW one as it’s right there on a big poster board.  You get the top and shorts and big fat huds which give you so many colour/pattern options and a styling hud for the shorts.

PS.  One thing I do with a shop which I know to be “Lag Hell” is I check their marketplace shop NOT to buy as you can’t use store credit/gift cards there but to see what I want to buy when I can get into the shop.  This saves a lot of lagging around looking at stuff if you already know what it is you’d like to buy.

Addams

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Be Lovely. (15Ld Hunt, last day).

“Be Lovely” is the name of the sim the shops which are having a lovely “Spring Hunt” going and I’m standing outside of the Charcoal shop which as you can see from the board behind me is where I picked up these lovely jeans and jumper from.

I don’t know how many shops are involved in this hunt but I do know that today is the LAST DAY and I can’t think of a nicer way to spend a lazy Sunday morning than walking around and picking up some quality items for just 15Lds each.

PS.  Check the fits, I picked something up from another shop and I assumed it would have at least my SLink HG fit, it doesn’t but I ain’t mad as it only cost me 15Ld.

“Be Lovely”. (The shops involved have the poster boards outside).

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Time for something new.(Paid for hunt).

Have you ever done a “Madpea Hunt”? If you haven’t then OH BOY are you in for a treat.

These hunts are NOT free and as you can see this particular one costs 500Lds but I know from the previous Madpea Hunts that even though the prizes are brilliant, unique and top quality it is the experience that you’re paying for.

The team behind Madpea pull out all the stops to create atmospheric scenes and clues which are hard enough to make you want to scream and yet when you work it out you want to slap your forehead that it took you so long.  I have scrolled through the blog and I see you can also use a “Radar Hud” which is the game-changer for me as I need all the help I can get.

So I missed the last hunt, although that may still be running, so this is an opportunity for me to get in on one at the start as it’s only just starting and we have a whole 2 months to work our way through it.

PS. Scroll down the Madpea blog page and you will see the list of shops that have donated prizes…and Mina’s is on the list.

Madpea Blog

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A work of art.(New Mina@New Event? & Mention of Freebies)

This new Mina hair is at an event called “The Final Winter” which is most odd as Summer is here or at least that’s what people say but when I look out of my window it’s hard to tell it’s Summer.

I have obviously had fun with the editing but I know you know I always say try the demo first so you can try it and make sure it suits you.

I’ve just snagged the “The Final Winter” LM and on the notice board at the LM it says FREEBIES which are in the hidden dragon eggs so when I manage to get some more SLing time I’m dragon egg hunting.

I could be totes wrong but is this a “Game of Thrones” theme?  I don’t want to shock anyone but I’ve not only never watched an episode of Game of Thrones but DRUM ROLL…I’ve not even read a Harry Potter book and I am not ashamed to admit it.  I think the only reason it makes me think it is based on this show is that the length, braids etc and the way Mina Nakamura has styled this hair in her pictures suggests it to me but again I could be wrong….I often am.

PS.  Mina is usually so prompt in putting the demo hair in the “New” section and it is there but just not the image.  Go to the boards with all the new hairs and although the board is blank just click and buy the demo for 0Lds.  Chances are by the time you read this she will have put the picture up.

Mina’s Main Shop

The Final Winter

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Why?(Free(?)Mina & Massive Mina Hair Sale).

I’ve been trying for days to get into a couple of big events and because they’re stoofed I’ve not been able to which is a shame as I would love to confirm it but I’m 99% sure that this Mina hair called Faith is FREE and add to that you get a FULL-colour hud pack! Holy Crapola! Faith is already one of my fav hairs, so obviously I’m just wearing the copy I already own lol, but to be able to snag this for free and the full-colour pack is AWESOME!

To get this free hair you have to try to squeeze your AV ass into the “Shop Your Heart Out Event” and I wish you luck.  I stood for ages waiting for enough people to leave so I could get in but nope, I’ve put the link to this event blog at the bottom of this post so you can see why this is a special event.  Don’t panic though as this event goes on till the 26th and the Mina LM should take you right to her shop at this event.

So I TP’ed over to Mina’s Mainshop and just stood on her lovely landscaped sim and pondered what to do because in her mainshop in celebration of her SL/RL Birthday she’s got a massively discounted sale on.  All of the women’s hairs and some of the men’s hair upstairs in her shop are slashed to 125Lds for each colour pack.  The reason for the rush is that this discounted event is only on till the 13th and you’re going to need all of the time from now till then to try on all of these hairs as there are so many!

These aren’t hairs which haven’t dated well in fact for a while I was at a complete loss as to why they were being removed from the inworld shop and then it dawned on me it’s the size of the colour hud options.  The discounted hairs are still some of the best hairs but they do come with a choice of 5 colours whilst the newer hairs come with a massive 10 colour options.

What a way to fill your invent with great hair.

You can miss out all of the rest of this post as it’s just me being spammy.

I get my Mina hair for free but I am a free agent, I don’t have to blog every hair, I don’t have to sing their praise, I don’t have to wear them all the time or bad mouth other hairs!  I only have to be honest and I LOVE Mina hairs.  Of course, I have hair from so many other designers, Dura, D!va, Argrace etc and LOVE them but Mina always just has styles that makes me feel “Oh yeah, that works” and even when not showing you a new Mina I’m 95% of the time wearing a Mina because I always just find the right hair.

Although most of her range is every day, everyone wearable she also had unique “out there” range of hair.  She also has the best range of men/unisexed hair I know although I will admit my knowledge of men’s SL hair is limited so any male AV will know what they prefer.  She’s now also coming out with a lot of little extra “options” which allow you to change the style of the hair, for example, the 2 new Pocket Gacha wins and each comes with the 4 ways to wear your fringe/bangs even Faith has 2 options the one I’m wearing and the other one moves the plaits to allow for bigger boobies.

I also know that Mina is a working lady, she’s in SL to make money and not just for making money’s sake.  I won’t go into personal details but being able to use her creativity and computer skills to make money allows her to look after not just herself but also her family and I think we, even I, sometimes forget that a lot of people actually do need the income from SL because it can for those who have the skill offer an income to help with RL.  Which is why I may hunt out the cheap ‘n’ free but when I spot something I love, usually furniture and landscaping stuff, I buy it. I spend a lot of Lindens in SL because people need support but mainly because my SL is my RL escapism and so if I spend some RL money to make my escapism just that bit sweeter then I do.

PS.  Forgot to mention that at the Mina’s mainshop LM there is also 2 Midnight Madness boards with yet again one of my go-to hairs in it!

Mina Hair@Shop Your Heart Out Event and I still can’t get in!

Mina’s Mainshop

Shop Your Heart Out Blog