Hello from Ethereal City! I had a lot of fun here, and the whole region is a great backdrop for my photos today. I’ve noticed that I only have two styles these days: very casual (cardigans, sweaters, etc.) or “Sugar Baby Chic,” where I go all out and wear something sexy but still cute.Continue reading
Hi everyone! It’s 2021, are you ready for a new look? Pink Fuel just released the Millie skin for LeLutka Evolution mesh heads. This skin is Bakes on Mesh and comes with options to customize your look. In the picture above, I am wearing the skin only on the left, and on the right, I have added the HD Lipstick. I prefer HD lipstick to BoM lipstick, always, cos it looks so much more crisp and realistic.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
I confess, I love gacha skins when I win the makeup/tone I want with a few plays. This new Kate skin from PUMEC is a gacha item at Kustom 9. PUMEC only has 6 skin tones, so I don’t really wear it as my main skin since none of it is exactly what I want, and I prefer pinkish undertones. However, for $89L, you won’t get a better skin deal than this! PUMEC includes the body applier with every skin for FREE. I’ve always felt that having to buy a body applier separately was only getting 1/2 of a skin. It would be great if other skin brands followed this and included the body applier with every skin purchase, or gave it away free to customers.
The hairline is a dream on this new Katie hairstyle from Exile! Built-in hair base is everything; I won’t even buy hair without built-in hair base if it needs it. I went to the Exile main store yesterday for the FLF hair, and I noticed that ALL hairstyles are now $400L for the fatpack. One price. One hair HUD. All the colors.
What I’m Wearing:
- Exile – Katie
- Ricielli – Lynda Dress
- ChicChica – Pumpkin Earrings (gift)
I don’t always play skin gachas, but I’m thrilled that Pink Fuel’s skin is for Lelutka! I’m wearing the new Emiri skin from Pink Fuel, available at The Epiphany. Available in 3 skin tones – Crystal, Latte, and Peach, so I guess only the most popular tones are available, to keep things simple. I’m wearing Peach here. This skin seems younger than Kiera, so if you’re looking for a more doll skin from PF, this is the perfect skin. Only $75L/per play, it’s an inexpensive way to try out a new skin!
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel – Emiri LeLutka Skin Applier (Peach)
Exile – Julie
Teefy – Ashley Top (White)
The Secret Store – Meya Leather Pants
Ingenue – Guilia Heels
I needed something exciting to happen on the grid, and Pink Fuel delivered with the gorgeous new Anja Skin! This skin is a delightful and unexpected surprise from Pink Fuel, since Mochi doesn’t create a lot of LeLutka appliers. With this new skin, I also changed my skin tone to Biscuit, instead of my beloved Peach tone. Biscuit is one shade lighter, but still rosy and sun-kissed.
This skin is available at LookBook (for $1,350L) and includes skin & makeup options to truly customize your look! Have you noticed a trend with SL “events” moving to a HUD-based system, instead of in-world shopping? I love this! I like new things, but I don’t like waiting for things to rez or struggling to enter crowded sims. Unless the sim truly provides something awesome to explore, most of them are just vendors on a wall. I think they all look the same, so this is a more preferable way to acquire new goods. What are your thoughts on HUD-based events?
What I’m Wearing:
Pink Fuel -Anja Skin for LeLutka (Biscuit)
Exile – Flowers in the Sun
Ricielli – Luisa Pants, Top
Ingenue – Delish Heels (Prints)