Whenever I see a Second Life skin advertisement, I always think, “But does it really look like that?” I stumbled upon Pepe Skins recently and after trying on a dozen or so faces, I selected one that I thought looked very sweet and definitely something I could wear.
I’m wearing the Mocha skin from Pepe Skins here, along with the body skin. The skin is created for LeLutka EvoX, and includes Brows or No brows available in just one color. This skin brand doesn’t offer much with the skin, unlike other brands where you can get at least a few brow colors and some makeup. I found the neck shading too heavy/reddish tone and overall the body skin is just grainy but I chose to wear it here cos I couldn’t make it work with my usual body skin and neck fade layers. But overall, the faces on Pepe Skins are all very pretty. They also participate in weekend sales so you can get a cheap skin to try out!
The Second Life SL20B Sweepstakes saw the majority of its prizes being won by residents from the United States, with the grand prize being a 2023 Chevy Bolt EV car valued at $27,495 USD. This drew resentment from residents living outside the U.S., as the value of the prizes were not equal for all. To prevent this issue in the future, prizes should be equal in value for all residents, as well as ensuring that enough kiosks are available to avoid a ‘busy’ error when too many people are clicking at once.
I emailed the sweepstakes company to get a list of winners. If you would like to request that list, the details on how to get it are available on the contest website.
I’m entering my cape fashion era. When I’m not wearing casual pieces, I really like to dress up and pretend I’m a lady from the past, maybe the 1800s! I am wearing the Sweet Time cape from Toksik. This pairs beautifully with the Flirty Slip from Tres Blah. You can wear a cape with casual/modern dresses, or pair it with any outfit that you want… capes are the best!
A friend said to me… Gogo, you only wear 3 hair brands. This is kind of true, I only 3 hair brands as my staples, and then sometimes I add a new brand if there’s a style that I like. I think I will start adding Wings hair to my list of hair brands, so now that’s 4 brands that I wear. This brand is super cute, and I’ve already found a few hairstyles that I love.
I was not waiting for the Genus Project mesh head update because I haven’t worn it since the end of 2020. Then I saw a notice recently that there was an update, so I wondered if all of the previous issues with the HUD and eyes were resolved. When I first tried on the Genus Project Baby mesh head back in April 2019, I liked it a lot and it became my main head for over a year, even though it had issues from the start! Those issues were never updated, so eventually customers and brands flocked to other brands.
Thank you so much to everyone that reached out to me and asked for the Universal Layer ears to be added to the cheLLe – Powder Puff (Skin tone color corrector). It’s now updated! You should receive an update today from the Marketplace, or you can send yourself a redelivery on the website!
The new Feoui skin from Glam Affair Skin is one of the cleanest skin I’ve ever seen from the brand, it comes without heavy shading on the face (especially Glam’s signature one side of the nose is more shaded than the other side). I’m not a fan of that, but I get why some skin designers are doing it to give the face more depth or simulate shadows, but it’s so awkward in normal lighting. When I tried on this Feoui skin, I was pleasantly surprised it’s so clean! I still ended up adding a bunch of BoM layers to the face to remove blush, change eyelids, and and few touches to make it more Gogo.
Senra is here! When I showed you the NUX Senra Avatars on me two weeks ago, I did not edit the shape or wore anything in my inventory (because I had none on the beta grid).
Second Life announced the Senra Beta Avatars are now available to everyone via the library and a starter avatar web page with options for new users. After playing around with the shape and trying on two old system skins that I didn’t delete from my inventory, I decided to just wear the included Senra Jamie skin. Don’t even try to retrofit old skins or clothing, it’ll leave you feeling deep sadness.
Are you into hyper-realistic skins in Second Life? I normally wear smooth skins without imperfections, but then I visited Voguel and found a new skin that’s just adorable, even with pores and freckles! The imperfections really adds character, and it’s not too much, it’s still very soft and pretty. I’m wearing the Voguel Mia skin in Chantilly 2 skin tone. This tone matches well with a Pink Fuel body skin, or you can wear Velour (but I have not found a Velour skin tone that I like yet).
Meet Jamie, one of two Senra avatars coming soon to Second Life. These are the New User Experience (NUX) avatars created by Second Life for new residents. They come with a mesh body, mesh head, skins, eyes, hair, shoes, clothing, and a basic animation override.
The Senra avatars (Jamie and Blake) briefly appeared in the Library on the main grid and are now gone again. I recalled that the beta grid lags behind the main grid, so I logged on there in search of Jamie, and I found her in the Library. I had an authentic new user experience because my inventory was empty, so I had to make do with Library items.