The weekend’s here, and I’m not feeling anything other than getting ready to hit the beach irl tomorrow. While I’m on the shore contemplating new ways to paint, here’s some questions I’ve got for you. My fab list is brought to you by RC Cluster’s Lifty Fizz Soda, plus my brand-new super-cute skin that’s out right now.
- Did you know you can make your own Bento mesh head? Buy this creator’s program from Yabusaka Loon, and play with the sliders until you’ve got a face you’re happy with. Further customization can be achieved by editing the mesh file in Blender, if you’re so inclined. Omega carries an easy installation kit for your finished head, too.
- You got Slink Dynamic Hands, great. What about nails, y’all? Get on the long tips train and pick up some nails from Gorgeous Dolls. They even carry a claws set!
- Did you know there’s a free Bento hands poser on Marketplace? Aren’t I seriously saving your life right now?
- Have you checked out the new exhibit of Second Life’s history? I initially thought it would be a pile of cheerleading horseradish, but it turned out to have both praise and criticism of the company’s past. I recommend checking it out if you can.
- Know that Bento horse I wrote about a bit ago? It’s being released tomorrow! The final price of the horse is L3889. There will be English and Western horses available to buy; if you purchase one variant, you can get the other horse for L1950.
That’s it from me! I’m off for outings, beachings, and tannings. See ya!
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone Bento Head
[ a.e.meth ] – Eris Skin
Pink Fuel has released two new skins! Here’s one of them, Sabine. She’s adorable and youthful, perfect for giving your Catwa heads a unique look. Go by the Pink Fuel mainstore and give it a demo!
Also, guess who won a Lelutka Bento head?
ME! This is my new “face” going forward. I’m wearing Pink Fuel’s Kiyomi skin in this picture. Having an Omega-friendly Lelutka head is exciting–now I can look forward to trying on a lot more skins and playing with different appliers.
SUPER thanks to Sophia Harlow of Blueberry for gifting me with this awesome head, and Gogo for nominating me to win it. 💖💖💖💖💖
I have more Bento mesh to show you in the future, including some fun avatars. Stay tuned!
Visit the Pink Fuel mainstore.
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Sabine Skin (Crystal Tone)
Catwa Aisha head
Exile – Go
Curvosity – Basic Bish pose set
[ a.e.meth ] – Deep Eyes (Violet)
Pink Fuel – Kiyomi Skin (Crystal Tone)
Lelutka Simone Bento head
Exile – Bewitched
Insufferable Dastard – Sunrise Eyes (Blue-Green)
Happy New Year’s Eve!
I haven’t done a skin review in years, mostly cos I felt that SL system skins have peaked around 2013, and there was nothing else to write, that I haven’t written hundreds of times before. I have reviewed 245+ skins in SL from countless brands, some have stagnated and never moved beyond system skins, or they simply retired.
I plan on reviewing more skins in 2017, if I can alternate between more than a handful of brands. I won’t look for seams or point out flaws anymore, because it’s 2017 and I figured that most brands should have that figured out by now. If a skin is not to my liking, you will not see it on my blog. It may have taken me about a decade of SL blogging to figure it out, but it is much more efficient use of my time to focus only on well-made products. Unfortunately, that does mean that a lot of brands with potential will not get the feedback that they desperately need to grow.
This is the Lucrezia skin from Glam Affair. This skin is available at Uber, along with lashes and brows made specifically for the LeLutka Simone Bento head. I like the brows that it comes with, so I didn’t get the extra brows pack that can be worn with any Glam Affair skin/Lelutka Bento head. I also like that I can mix-and-match the makeups from some of the recently released Glam Affair skins to create some different looks. Even though I didn’t wear a lot of Glam Affair over the years, I do appreciate that Aida is a prolific skin maker.
The Lucrezia skin is $899L per skin tone, and comes with 8 brows color, 8 lipsticks, and 8 eye shadows. It is available at Uber at the moment, and will probably be available in store later on.
I have made a shape for this skin! Buy the Emma shape in my store or on Marketplace.
What I’m Wearing:
Glam Affair – Lucrezia LuLetka Applier (America)
Wasabi Pills – Isla Mesh Hair
The Secret Store – Lola Cropped Sweater (Deer) S
Blueberry – Cake Leggings
Ingenue – Woodruff Boots (Saddle)
Mandala – Tensei Earcuffs
Mandala – Necklace Legacy (Kilimanjaro)
Zenith – Autumn Leather Bag (Mix B)
Hello Second Life! My name is Elle Couerblanc and I will be joining Gogolita and Aems here at JuicyBomb! I am thrilled to be a part of this team and happy to be back in Second Life. I have been away from the grid for a while (damn RL) and finally have a bit of breathing room to start enjoying gaming once again. It has been close to almost two years since I was around regularly (only popping in now and then to say hello to everyone) and so much has changed!
You might be asking what dragged me back into SL (besides my friend of course) after all this time. Well the answer is simple my friends – BENTO! When mesh heads first came out, I hated them…..HATED…..THEM and felt like the uniqueness of avatar creation was gone forever. But Bento has changed this perception for me and I cannot wait to start exploring SL again.
So join me friends on my adventures in Second Life and of course with a bit of fashion sense along the way. A little about me and my photos: I do use some Photoshop techniques – largely using Actions to enhance rather than to take away. I don’t edit facial features though when I post about skin, such with this photo featuring Park Shin from The Skinnery found at Collabor88. I also enjoy reinventing Elle fairly regularly: meaning I am not tied to a specific ethnicity, hair color, size etc. Also, I am bit slow to the latest trends and releases so I might post about something that might be OMG a MONTH OLD! Furthermore I am a bit lazy about SLurls (LOL) but I will do my best to change this nasty habit.
Anywho, enough of chattering – details of my look can be found below. So in closing, take care my friends and have a great Second Life!
Edited to add: Excuse my renoobness in my forgetting to bump up my antialias in this photo. It is not as crisp as normal. I will do better next time folks!
.Shi Hair : Discorded / Unisex . E-Bronde for Shiny Shabby
CATWA HEAD Catya
[theSkinnery] Park Shin (Catwa Applier) champagne for Collabor88
[theSkinnery] The Lyre Brows 4 (Catwa Applier+System Tattoo) 4
IKON Spectral Eyes – Coffee
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Maitreya Lisbon Top * Champagne
Kunglers Anete necklace – Aquamarine for Shiny Shabby
Pose – marukin
If you bought a LeLutka Simone Bento head, how do you like it? I love it of course, but I’m still waiting for some of my favorite skin brands to release skins. I am wearing an older Lara Hurley skin today, and the fit is pretty good, except for the lips. I’ve noticed that most of the older LeLutka appliers that I have fits okay around the face but the eyes and lips are slightly off. I wore a lipstick applier over this skin and changed my lip shape, but I still want a skin made specifically for the Simone Bento head. It’s difficult to get a unique face when we’re all wearing the same two skins.
I almost never use Omega appliers, cos one size does not fit all. I prefer makeups and skins made for a specific head cos the fit is so much better. And Omega script is slow, so to me it should be a last resort. It is frustrating when a skin I like is not available for my head, but I would rather wait for one that does instead of buying an Omega skin and hope that it works alright. Have you tried your Omega skins on this head? It does not work.
What I’m Wearing:
LeLutka Simone 2.0 Bento Head
Truth Hair – Irena (+Hat)
Foxes – Party Dress
Blueberry – Show Time Coat (Angel)
Ingenue – Anja Heels (Creme)