I went to the Alpha Moon, Land of the Lycans sim and found the most enchanting pavilion with flowers covering the floor. I could actually make this floor my new home, it’s so pretty.
Speaking of pretty, why didn’t anyone tell me that Wasabi Pills did a major texture update months ago? The new textures are stunning!! One of the reasons I didn’t wear Wasabi Pills hair often was cos of the lack of blondes; the new hair color packs includes many shades of blondes! I have been wearing more hombres, fades, and color mixes lately, so I am very pleased with the cheerful assortment of colors too. Check out Wasabi Pills at Hair Fair!
What I’m Wearing:
Wasabi Pills – Fionna
Teefy – Naomi Dress (East) @ N21
The Secret Store – Polka Tights (White)
Ingenue – Maisie Sandals (Navy)
LeLutka – Stella & Karin | LOGO – Alex
I’m playing with two of my favorite mesh heads brands today; LeLutka and LOGO. No matter which head I wear, I always try to find the skin & makeup that feels like me. There are no perfect or best mesh heads, but I have a feeling that innovative creators in SL will always surprise us with better products.
Lara Hurley just released the Cindy applier for LeLutka, so I tried it on two different LeLutka heads. The skin applier is made for Stella specifically, but I think it works very nicely with Karin too. By using the same skin brand across multiple mesh heads, I am able to create similar looks so it still feels like me. I found it easy to layer makeups from different brands to further customize the look. I am wearing a Pink Fuel lipstick applier on the LOGO head; it is from the Kiyomi skin for LOGO.
Do you guys change mesh heads often? When you do, do you also change skin brands or stick to your favorites? Let me know in the comments!]
What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka, LOGO mesh heads
Lara Hurley – Cindy, Aria applier
Pink Fuel – Kiyomi (lipstick)
LeLutka – HF5 hair
Exile – Captive Kiss | LeLutka – HF04 | Pr!tty – Ellie | Barberyumyum – Hair Gift
Let’s go to Hair Fair! This event raises money for Wigs for Kids, and you can shop with confidence cos all the items have some proceeds going to the charity. I have gone to Hair Fair since forever, and it is still one of my favorite events in SL. Hair Fair runs from the 16th – 31st, so you have plenty of time to shop your favorite brands and discover some new ones. I found tons of free hair gifts and hair accessories, so even if you don’t spend a lot of money, it’s still fun to go!
See you at Hair Fair!
Pink Fuel – Mori | Morgana
What do you think of when an item is called system (ex: system skin, system shoes)? In Second Life fashion terms, it can mean basic and dated. I have noticed that some skin brands have decided to call non-mesh head skins classic skins instead of system skins. This is a brilliant way to distinguish between mesh and non-mesh, without saying one type is better than the other. Classic is good, desirable, and timeless. I like that some brands still offer classic skins alongside skin appliers.
Pink Fuel just released two new classic skins called Mori and Morgana. Mori is an entirely new face, and Morgana is a classic skin release of the previously released Morgana mesh head appliers. I like Morgana on my shape, cos I can tweak it my way and make the face work for me.
Both skins comes with eyeshadows, lipsticks, blush, freckles, additional button nose, and a separate HUD with appliers for mesh mouths. I haven’t found a mesh mouth that I like, but this is a wonderful addition for people who use them in photos.
Do you still wear classic skins? Even though I wear mesh heads a lot cos they’re shiny and new, I like to keep my classic avatar updated with all the latest items since I know that it’s uniquely me.
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Mori | Morgana skins (Peach)
Truth Hair – Oriana 2
The Secret Store – Olivia Lacey Blouse (Pure)
Do you read books in Second Life? There are some authors who sell their books in the grid for the love of sharing their craft with others. I’m one of them! For The Crystal Heart Festival, I launched a new comic series dealing with magical beings, sexuality, gender, and a deadly realm. It’s called The Other World and you can actually buy a copy and read it in Second Life.
Here’s a picture of what the HUD readers look like.
You add the readers to yourself and it shows up as either the tablet or book model, depending on what you’ve chosen. The author of the book can divide up chapters for easy navigation. If you stop on a page and take the HUD off, the tablet will remember where you paused.
If you’re an author who wants to use this awesome system to publish, you can get it on the marketplace here. It’s called Book Builder Publishing System and I recommend it!
So why buy The Other World? Simply put, it’s kickass and it shows a lot of different superheroes than just your typical Perpetually Single White Cis Hetero Male archetype. We’ve got plenty of those out there. My cowriter and I brought a lot of diversity to the table on this and we know we’ll find the right readers who are hungry for it.
Click here to visit The Crystal Heart Festival and buy a copy of The Other World! You can also buy the PDF copy online here.