I am a huge fan of the Dystopian Genre and the game Fallout 4 is one of the few single player games I actually play. When I took this photo, for some reason Fallout 4 popped into my head when I looked at it again in Photoshop so I just rolled with it! The editing was minor though, just cropping and a simple “action” I came across a few years back which mainly just softens to look of the picture. Most of what you see though is pretty much Second Life at it’s finest – a gorgeous Windlight setting developed by Neva Xenga for her Neva Estates group of sims and the sim “junk” developed by Tab Tatham.
Sims like junk are what keep me wanting to take photographs in Second Life. For me, often my SL photography process is I first find the sim or setting that inspires me, then look for an outfit, along with the right pose, that will work with the surroundings. Sounds simple enough – although it can days for me to complete the image that I like enough to upload. By the way, since I am a returnee to Second Life, please let me know of sims, stores and pose shops I should be checking out.
Anywho, that is all I have to say for the moment but I shall return soon! So in the meantime – take care my friends and have a great Second Life!
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.
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!
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)
That monster behind me in the photo was the definition of horror in gaming for a while. Before Five Nights At Freddy’s, before P.T., there was a game called SkiFree. The object of the game was to get a high score while skiing down a mountain. But once you got to the end of the map, a yeti ran out of nowhere, caught you, and ate you.
It became a mission of mine to outrun the yeti. It ended up feeling something like this scene every time:
RC Cluster just released a cool set of wearable skis. When I picked them up, I immediately thought of SkiFree again! I had to do this fun photo as a tribute to all of my times trying to outmaneuver the yeti and failing miserably.
What was your favorite video game as a kid? What’s the scariest game you’ve ever played? Lemme know!
What I’m Wearing:
Lightstar Bento Mesh Head
Pink Fuel – Kiyomi skin
Lamb – Wolf
Moon Elixir – Lark Sweater and Pants
RC Cluster – Cross Country Skis
ROC – Martens Boot