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Be a sweet D!va for FREE.

I’m on a roll in SL just binning stuff which is how I ended up at D!va getting more stuff lol.

I found my “D!va” folder which was packed with very old Group Gifts and paid for hair so once I’d made the really hard decision that even though they were as good today as the day I got them if I haven’t worn them in years they need to go and go they did.

So to make myself feel better I TPed to D!va and the group is still Free to join and this hair is, at least to me, a new group gift.  Just lovely, you get a big fat pack of colour huds and although you cannot change the shade of the flower you can take it off but I think it’s a lovely finishing touch and that cream/off-white shade is a good match for a lot of outfits.

This is on the wall above the reception desk but if you look on the other side there are 2 of the older Group Gifts which I just happened to have binned.  The “Bambi” was the one that hurt the most but again I had to accept I wouldn’t really wear it so the fact that these are old should not put you off as quality lasts.

IDIOT!

So I logged back inworld and I had left my AV at D!va’s and as I’m looking at the picture they have used of this hair I realised I’d missed something.  So it turns out you CAN change the colour of the flower AND you can wear this hair with that ponytail or remove it and have a loose bun in its place and so nice has gotten even nicer.

D!va

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I dunno how she’s done it! (New Mina & (old?) New Freebie).

I’m sorry because I can’t be 100% sure I haven’t already shown you this free outfit from Foxes before but before I bin it I can’t resist showing it to you again.  The reason I will be binning it is that it’s a Maitreya fit only but not a bad fit at all!  I normally find that it’s at the belly/crotch area that the breakthrough is too bad for me to wear but with this top/bottom separates apart from a little breakthrough at the throat it’s a really good fit.  I edited the holes but if I was to be keeping it I would rummage in my invent for a cute bow, scarf, piece of jewely to hang at the neck to cover that up as the quality of the texturing is really good.

I know for sure that I’ve not shown you this pug bag though.

You get 2 styles of this bag plus a pugtastic doormat. The posing hold that comes with the bags isn’t “photogenic” so I dug this pose out of my invent.  Yes, I did, I rezzed it and at only 1 prim this lovely bag will also make a great room decor item.  I’m sure there was other gifts but I’ve forgotten them.

The LM takes you to the lovely sim this and other well know shops are on and not directly to the Foxy shop but all of the shops are well worth a visit and as I LMed grabbed I spotted the archway to the “Gacha Island” section…you have been warned!

I betcha spotted the hair as well?  I have no idea of how Faith got her curvy AV behind into the Fetish Fair because I certainly couldn’t but I also noticed a few other sims where down so I’m not sure if SL was having issues or it’s me with the issues (it all depends on who you ask, lol). So for the details about this hair I went to the trusty Seraphim blog and I will put the link to that as well so you can see the Mina colour packs as well as everything else for sale at this event.

The hair is called Audrie and is the now standard price for her really big colour packs.  You get 2 colour Huds which allow you to change both sides of the hair and in the top picture you can see that I’ve chosen the same shade so you can go for a very colourful dramatic look to a cute and normal one…who wants to be normal in SL?

As always I’ve put the link to Mina’s shop because she’s been a busy bee and there are 2 Pocket Gacha hairs at a super bargain price of 75Lds a try! and remember full-colour full colour pack not just 1 hair shade and these ones come with 4 choices of how you wear your fringe/bangs etc.  Then “Audrie” and another hair which I’ve not shown you yet but if you like plaits down to your bottom then you will love that one.  All of these new hairs have of course the demos so as always, try before you buy.

Foxes

Seraphim Blog

Mina’s Mainshop so you can try all the demo’s out first.

 

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A Quickie & only a mention of freebies.

NO FREEBIES in this picture, sorry.

I got a New Mina, Woo Hoo.  I swear the day I stop blogging Mina’s hairs is the day when I put one on I don’t go “Ooo” and I “Ooo’d” when I put Alexis (I think that’s how the name is spelled because I got completely sidetracked when over at Mina’s sim).

I got sidetracked because when I went inside the main shop to get the LM I finally found the Group Gifts that Mina has out for us.  There is actually an upstairs at Mina’s and although there is a discount section up there it’s not a place to dump old stuff because the stuff upstairs is as good as the stuff downstairs is and the men’s hair is up there as well but I’m a lazy toad and I often just stand n cam but this time I decided to trot upstairs using the stairs and there they are!

A total of 9 hairs and trust me it doesn’t matter what sex your AV is a lot of Mina’s hairs look amazing on both male and female AVs so men grab the women’s hair and ladies grab the men’s hair….did that come out a bit rude sounding lol.  I wondered where these group gifts were hidden but because like most people I’d just assumed they were behind or on the reception desk and they’re not.  No demos but these are total shop quality and 5 of them are my “go to” hairs and that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the other ones at all.

The group isn’t free and last time I checked it was 250Lds to join and I don’t think that’s changed.  You not only get 8 totally wearable and top quality Mina hairs you also get a discount on future purchases, 10% I believe.  TBH I often join paid for groups to grab the gift because if you look at what you’re getting then you still score yourself an amazing bargain.

So TP over to Mina’s to try the demo of Alexia first before you go to the FaMESHed event then just go to the right of the board with all the New hairs which are only at events at the moment and there is where you will find the hair…damnit stop rhyming!

 

Mina’s

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I got sidetracked!(Dollarbie).

Who wouldn’t be tempted away from what they’re doing by this amazing dollarbie from Vanity?

Vanity is one of the hair shops I’ve actually spent money in and I think you can see why.  Vanity hair has a range of braided and afro styles which in my opinion are the best in SL and so to be able to get one for just a single Linden is brill.

You will find this in the room behind the entrance, there did also seem to be a group gift next to this one of a very interesting, wacky, hair which I’m going to assume is a Group Gift but I will check that out later as you don’t even need to join the group to be able to buy this Dollarbie.

Vanity.

 

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The Dream.(Freebie & a Mina).

Just a fun summery piccie here because in RL I’m freezing my T*Ts off.

First, the freebie and again reg readers will know by now if it’s sporty clothing I snag it.  I don’t know how many sets of shorts n tops I have but I don’t care so there.  This freebie and there was at least 2 other, this is the one I preferred, are to be found at the Bliss shop.  The Bliss group is VIP but still free and so are the other 2 groups you have to join to get the other  2 free outfits.  Going by memory lots of sizes and with the 2 outfits, I opened both came with Huds and in this case I decided I rather liked the shorts not matching the top but you can choose your own preference.

It was the hair that got me back in-world because as soon as I saw a picture of it I just had to have it even though my SLing time was up.

This hair is extremely reminiscent of a very recent hair but Mina has given it that windswept look to it.  As someone who is trying to get a bit of movement or life into her pictures I love clothes and hair which have that extra bit of folding or suggestion of movement to them but even though this hair has all that it’s still totally wearable as just normal mooching around in SL hair.

The hair comes from the Shiny Shabby event and I have to be honest it’s not the best place for freebies but then again it’s been so long since I was last there you never know and since it’s on till the 15th it should have calmed down so I might just amble on over there.

JOIN THIS!

OK if you have 50Lds you must join the !g0 Group NOW before the place becomes a heaving cesspit of grasping, greedy AV’s and Moi tomorrow.

Gocha Merlin, the owner of !gO not only has a damned fine and unique clothing range, it’s where I often chose to spend my Lindens, the group gifts are monthly and there is often also a new outfit with a colour which has been reduced for just the group members it along with Sn@tch are the 2 groups I have been a member of for an SL lifetime.  What Gocha Merlin also has is one of the BEST advent calenders going in SL and because this is a clothes shop it means CLOTHES in the unique !gO style.  Because as with most calendars only 1 box a day is opened but sadly for those who can’t get in-world once the day is over you can’t get it anymore.  So you really need to try to pop over every day to make sure you don’t miss out.

PS. Now I can’t remember if it’s now gone from a 24 day Calendar to a 12 day one but it does no harm to join now, go grab the GG and get yourself ready for the rampaging horde.

Bliss

Shiny Shabby

!g0

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Hell YES, it’s time to spend.(Bargains).

When I got the notice that Mina Nakamura has set out all the old Group Gifts for us to get it was a case of “Hell YES”.

Each hair is what I would term “wearable” in that you wear the hair the hair doesn’t wear you. Simple, understated with excellent texturing.

This raggy short hair is super sweet.

I’ve kept to the brown range but she has colours from Pitch Black to Platinum and although as a RL brunette I veer towards the browns her blondes and esp her reds are just gorgeous.  Don’t get me started on the Ombres!

I know that EVERY blinking blog out there and inworld freebie, bargain and discount group will be blasting these all over the place.

HOLD YER HORSES, because although I’m only showing you 4 there is MORE because not only is there a really sweet but bloodied version of Arwen that has been out a little while as a Halloween Group Gift there is also 4 Group Gift of MENS HAIR!  The icing on the cake is that not only does Mina do great women’s hairs but she also does great men’s hair and if I’m honest a lot of the women/men hairs look great on both sexes so basically for the 200Lds joining fee you get 8 stunning hairs AND the bloodies Arwen AND if you remain in the Mina group then 10% off all future purchases.

OKAY confession time, because I was so excited about these gifts and since I probably own ever Mina hair I just selected these from my invent and I’m now just about to log in to LM grab and see if there is any restrictions on the colour palettes you get with these GG’s but as I said it doesn’t really matter as I think every shade it just

So stop being mean and go spend some Lindens.

UPDATE Because of 2 things, I can’t find them in the shop so I’ve dropped one of the managers a note asking where they are but I think it’s a case of when you join the VIP Group they could be in the notices etc BUT there is NO rush as the old GG’s are now going to be available on a permanent basis! Plus as I was camming and scanning the shop even though I know there is an upstairs with lots of hair there is now even more and I’ve spotted several of my fav hairs up there.  I think sometimes the upstairs is a bit overlooked so once I know where the GG’s are and you pop over to check them out check out upstairs.

PS Taken in my Nams setting so this is what I see when I SL.

Mina’s Mainshop

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Missed it.

bowling

This is the outfit that swaffette Firefly had put out for the Mens Wear Fashion Week which I completely missed but now since it’s available at her large main shop (check out the NEW Board) it’s a good excuse to blog it.  As it happens I’ve combined 2 of her outfits to make 1.  The bowling shirt is a separate item from the jeans I just thought the rolled up retro jeans inc in the NY suit set also suited this top perfectly.

outside

Decided to try to find a better background for the suit I also had and checked out  many restaurants locations and as soon as I saw The Mill I knew it was perfect.

rapture

This suit comes in 2 shades blue and black and is called NY city jeans set.  I used the charcoal coloured jeans with the bowling shirt in the first picture and in this second one I’m wearing the full Indigo  blue suit.   I actually prefer the jacket without the shirt and since you get all the layers that means you can chose to wear the jacket alone or with the shirt and not forgetting that those rolled up jeans are a great look on their own so basically a couple of looks in the one package. Demos are available and I would definitely try them both suits out out because you maybe surprised by the blue one, again at first I wasn’t too sure but the colour has grown on me and I actually really like the colour it makes you stand out just a bit more but not too OTT.

rapturetab

Inside of The Mill is a selection of seating from a table for 2 to this longer banquet style one, upstairs a couple of more private dining tables and a comfy living room seating area.

 

rap3

There is a Group to join if you want to be kept updated.  A really lovely relaxing place to hang out and just relax.

I must say not long ago there was quite a heated debate going on in one of the Groups I am a member of about mesh and non mesh clothes and it still surprises many people that there is still those who do not want to wear mesh for whatever reasons.  swaffette Firefly main stock is still non mesh and although she is making headway into the world of mesh if you want non mesh clothes then this is the shop that has it all, from underpants to wedding suits, shorts to jumpers, coats to hats this is the place.  There is also a monthly Group Gift set out and this month it’s a pair of shoes.

 

 

sf Designs

The Mill