In December, LeLutka released the Simone 2.0 Bento Mesh Head and I have worn it exclusively since. I’m even more enamored with Simone now cos LeLutka continually updated the HUD to include more features that makes wearing it even better. Even though I have worn Simone for a little over two months, I truly feel like this has always been ‘my’ face. Being able to tweak is so nice.
I didn’t expect LeLutka to release another head so quickly, but this is a pleasant surprise! The new LeLutka Chloe Bento Mesh Head is more youthful face than Simone. The lips are y, and the face shape is slightly rounder with more chubby cheeks. Speaking of shape, be ready to tweak. I basically made an entirely new face for myself cos the nose, chin, lips, eyes, are entirely different.
Will I wear Chloe? Yes! Will I still wear Simone? Yes! I’m having a hard time deciding what is ‘my’ face these days, since I make shape edits and choose skins that are always in the style that I like, they usually end up looking somewhat similar. My friends always says “this looks like you” which always makes me laugh cos they’re referring to default head Gogo, which makes me cringe now! I LOVE MESH HEADS. If you haven’t moved on to mesh heads, why not?
Do you know what feature I’m most excited about on the latest HUD update? Rerouting – Enables redirecting appliers to a layer of your choosing. I played with it a bit, and still getting the hang of picking the right layer for certain things. The tattoo is the easiest layer to use, cos that layer applies all over the face – so I can put lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, pretty much everything any applier I want on it. The other zones are more restrictive, for example, I can’t put lipstick appliers on brows zone, or eyeshadow appliers on lips zones.
What I’m Wearing:
LeLutka Chloe Bento Mesh Head
Magika – Fool for Love
ALT by Truth – Paddington Sweater
Have you seen these new LeLutka Lashes for Bento Mesh Head? These are the only lashes I will ever need! I like the default lashes that comes with the LeLutka head but these offer more variety and fuller lash options.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth Hair – Delaney
Blueberry – Piki Dress
Mandala – Princess-dogtag (Antique) Necklace, Ring
Ingenue – Moira Heels (Merlot)
These new hairstyles from Exile are fabulous! Get it at Collabor88.
What I’m Wearing:
Exile – First Dance, Don’t Look Back @ Collabor88
The Secret Store – Irina Crop Sweater @ Collabor88
EDIT: These horses are limited availability for now, so only about 40 of them are released to beta testers. You must wear the Water Horse group tag to purchase the horse. Water Horse will sell horses freely again when they iron out the bento head deformity bug.
Bento has been pretty fun so far! I’ve purchased a few things, such as the Medhue Elephant and Red Remora’s Fennec Fox avs. Both are Bento-enabled and add a lot of fun to playing SL.
So, here’s a new creation to add to this list: Water Horse has released their Riding Horse for beta testing. It’s a wearable vehicle but uses Bento bones to animate the mesh. No more claymation texture cycling! Your avatar will look like it’s riding a real horse in-game.
Check out this preview:
Seriously. This exists in SL now. And currently, the horse is going for about 3500L. Less than a mesh head! That’s a steal.
A few caveats if you buy the horse: it’s still in beta so there are bugs. They’re currently fixing a bug that deforms Bento heads when you ride the horse. They’re also looking for users to report anything else that’s wrong so the devs can fix it.
But in return?
I still think it’s worth it.
Visit Water Horse in-world here.
Rewind is upon us, and you’re definitely going to find me among one of the people rushing in to buy cool stuff there! There’s a lot of stuff in this picture due to me trying to decorate my backgrounds more, but check out the teen band posters in the back! You can get these Spice Girls and hair band inspo posters at Rewind, which opens tomorrow. There’s some other cool stuff out by RC Cluster and other brands at new events too, which I’ll list in the credits below.
Now, check out this awesome bento pose HUD. It’s gonna give Catwa a run for its money, right? This facial expression HUD is by Happy Dispatch, and is only 480L at SaNaRae. You can control eye and mouth settings separately… you can even adjust the extremity of each pose! Everything from subtle smirks to goofy smiles can be created. It’s a must-have for every blogger.
Do you like when bloggers list everything they decorated with in their pictures, or just what they’re wearing? Let me know! I’ve challenged myself to create more intricate pictures this year and this means more stuff you might want to know the credits for, as a result. I’m fine either way with your preference!
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone Bento Head
Pink Fuel Doll v2 skin
Lamb – Cat Rider
Luas – Cute And Creepy Headband (free at Gacha Garden)
RC Cluster – Storytime Book (at C88)
Addams – Electra Denim Short
Kauna – Safety Glasses
Tres Blah – Fitted Tee (group gift)
Cabinet and heater by Custom Style Motors (zarege.resident)
Posters by RC Cluster (Rewind event)
Clock and text by Zerkalo
Lovecard Collector Bucket by RC Cluster (The Playroom event item)
Heart in a jar by Junk Food (gift from Gacha Garden)