Construction is underway at Aurelias! Our town is growing, and we’ve just finished building a lighthouse. I’m so excited about the arrival of autumn, my favorite season. We had hoped to launch the region last year about this time, but we didn’t make it in time for autumn. I’m so very excited for you to experience autumn in Aurelias, I think you’ll find it very cozy.Continue reading
Hello Beautiful People! As our beloved Gogo mentioned this past weekend in her blog post titled “Summertime” the annual Hair Fair event launched on June 25th. For my contribution to promoting this wonderful event, I picked out three of my favorite Hairdos to feature in today’s post. First up is the oh, so, sublime Leena from Exile. I have to say, Kavar’s textures are some of the best on the grid; and as an ADDED BONUS, this Do is FREE…Yes Ladies and Gents, FREE!Continue reading
Do you love hair and a good cause? Hair Fair begins today and runs through Sunday, July 10th. This annual event has been going on for as long as I’ve been in Second Life, and I look forward to it every year. Before you go, check out the shopping guide and join the free Hair Fair demo group to try on all of the hairstyles!
Paste secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about into local chat in world or search for Hair Fair DEMO group to join.Continue reading
Hello from Soft Melody!
An Island Hidden in the sky.Soft Melody
As you will walk down the alley the blossom scent will lift you. The soft warm wind will hug you so very gently. The chimes will guide you and the cats? Well the cats will ignore you because they are still cats after all…
I saw a preview of this place on Flickr several weeks ago, and I just knew it was going to be gorgeous. Being here is like being in a beautiful Japanese city in an Anime. There are sakura petals gently falling all over and it’s full of life and so many cats! I wish I could take this region home with me and keep it forever.
Lately, the term Metaverse has been thrown around by journalists as if it doesn’t already exist. Hello, I am in the metaverse right now, and it is called Second Life. We’re not waiting for the metaverse to happen, it’s been here for nearly twenty years. Show me another metaverse as complete as Second Life…Continue reading
Say hello to mini Gogo!
My friend Sparkle and I decided to make mini versions of ourselves. To successfully do this, we had to research everything about making child avatars in Second Life. I came across this Baby Avatar Customization – How to Make a Second Life Baby by MeelaVanderbuilt, which is both entertaining and informative. There are some good tips here, if you want to make a mini of your own. I also followed the Second Life Kid Bloggers group on Flickr for some shopping ideas.Continue reading
When Bakes on Mesh went live six months ago, I thought it would change the way we wore skins and phase out appliers completely. This did not happen. In fact, I recently learned that with BoM (just a fancy name for system layers that we’ve had since the beginning of SL), it’s not possible to have high-resolution appliers. LeLutka responded by launching a new BoM-ready mesh head with brand new HD applier zones, thus continuing your dependency on appliers forever. Genus followed by delivering a BoM script to customers and encouraging the continued use of appliers. Did BoM make things easier for anyone? No.
I see lots of SL residents and friends saying that they won’t use BoM, or they don’t understand BoM. Even though the concept is simple, the way mesh head brands have merged appliers with BoM created chaos. I think it would be easier if brands broke their mesh heads out into 3 products: Mesh Head w/ Appliers Only (what we had), Mesh Head with Just BoM (one mesh, removing all the “onion layers”), and Mesh Head with a Combination of BoM & Appliers (the direction we’re headed in). Something for everyone. Does this create more work for designers? Absolutely.
I said I would only go BoM when my skin was available, and that day came with the latest Pink Fuel Gaia release. I had to give up my EEP Viewer to use the latest official SL viewer. The new Gaia and Maia skins from Pink Fuel are system layers, so if you don’t currently have a BoM-activated Genus mesh head, you can’t wear this skin. This skin is made for Genus, and will not fit any other brands. Of course, you can try, but the result would not be pretty.
From left to right: The basic Pink Fuel Gaia system skin in Peach tone | w/ added eyeshadow & lip gloss system layers (included with skin package) | with Applier eyeliner, and applier HD lipgloss | Vampy System tattoo makeups w/ applier HD lipgloss
I’ve played around with a combination of wearing only system layers makeups, only appliers makeups, and a combination of both. BoM is still new and kind of confusing, but once you get it and use it correctly, your customization options are endless. I’m having fun incorporating bits of my old makeup brand, cheLLe, into my current look.
Are you ready to try BoM? Get this Limited Edition Be Mine 2020 (Genus BoM skin) from Pink Fuel for just $50L!
Are you using BoM? Do you find it easy or challenging? Let me know in the comments!
What I’m Wearing:
- Truth – Destiny
- Pixicat – Ruffle Dress (FlowerYellow)
- M.Birdie – Merry Look (Earrings) A2
- Pink Fuel – Gaia (Genus) Peach Skin
Hello from the NYC Christmas sim*! This place is GORGEOUS. It took a million years to rez, but it was worth it.
*Before Bellisseria, people called them sims. Half sim, full sim, quarter sim, etc. Then Patch Linden corrected everyone and said that a sim is actually called a region. So now some people started calling them region. I’ll use both words on my blog, depending on the sentence. For some reason, sim just flows here.
First things first, when I go to virtual NYC, I get a hot dog. Here I am buying a hot dog from a mesh person, and standing next to another mesh person. I actually like them here, they’re dressed appropriately and every mesh person has a role on the sim. Elsewhere in SL, they’re creepy.Continue reading