Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dorm life..

Ah, college life..the messy dorm rooms, the cold pizza and leftover beers and all the unfinished papers yet to be written. College life changes for each generation, but one thing that has stayed the same has been those awesome loft/bunk beds that so many colleges have. I personally loved them!

Loved being able to be up high, above it all, so to speak. And, under it to create a little tucked away space to curl up and read, study or eat pizza :) I'd invite my best friend over for a late night study session and some sweets... life was good.

The loft-style bed from Salacity and the chair and table set from Ella were perfect for this whimsical reminesence of my college days. The cair is PG, while the bed is definitely adult! You can find this bed at The XXX Event until August 2nd, and the chair and table are at The Underdog Event.               .

See below for a full list of items used.

bed - Salacity, Dorm Bed, exclusive for the
 XXX event, July 12-August 2

chair - Ella, Sotto Chair and Filson table

pizza and pop -  Peaches 'N Cream - CESP -Pizza & Soda, Gacha

scattered shirt and books - Wednesday[+] Strange Life Gacha

notebook - IONIC, notes from college gacha
sweet treats - Reign - sleepover essentials, past gacha

Monday, July 23, 2018

sometimes we just need some me time... NSFW :)

 Yes, sometimes we just need time to chill and relax. Bubbly anyone? :) I got a chance to .. uhm.. play a bit with a great tub created by one of my oldest friends in SL, owner of Abandoned Freight. His furniture is certainly not vanilla, with awesome designs and a wicked sense of humor, the furnitre has all you will need for XXX SL time.  This tub has a great texture selection plus plenty of poses from chill to plain out sexy AF.  Below are some more of the more.. personal photos from this shoot.. NSFW is for sure on this!
and also now up on MP 
(be sure to stop by the in-world store too though becuase the sim is also
an RP sim, with lots of cool little nooks and crannies to take pictures.. or.. errm..
indulge in some sexy RP ^_^)

hair - Truth - most recent GG

head - Vista - Zoe Bento mesh head

skin appliers - PUMEC - Marisa skin applier, current group gift for
Vista heads

tattoo -  PMS/ Wild Roots - Heritage tattoo applier

Of course this tub has multiple poses for solo as well as couples...which are not shown on this shoot, but you can see them up on the marketplace ad, as well as test it out in the inworld store in the links above. 

Can you tell I was having alot of  "fun"? :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Can't stop the magic...

Lumae has been one of my favorite skin makers for a few years now. Her skins are lovely and unique, and one of the few places where I could find some super awesome fantasy skins as well as normal skins. Recently, she has been releasing new work, and put out an amazingly generous group gift for her group, which is free to join by the way! 

The gift includes her Sylryth Skin with appliers for the following heads: Catwa, Lelutka, LAQ and the soon to be released Genus Bento Head (which is OMG worthy..gorgeous!) as well as body appliers for Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Omega, and V-Tech and of course Tonic,  ears that match, and shapes to use if you want to. Generous and so lovely!

I do hope that you get a chance to join her group and grab this awesome gift, especially if you are a fantasy lover like me... you will not be disappointed!

skin - Lumae - Sylryth, GG out now!

hair - Olive - the Dae Hair,  Gacha

shape - .lovelysweet. Sweet Doll Shape for Catya/Maitreya 

dress - pixicat- Dreamy dress

pose - FOXCITY Poses - Silhouette pose pack

Sweet Doll...

 New cute shape up on my MP.. Sweet Doll. Made for Catwa's Catya Bento mesh head and Maitreya's Lara mesh body.  Can be modified to fit other Catwa heads and certainly would be easy to modify the body to fit other bodies. Find it on my marketplace store! 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Vanessa poses ready to go!

 New set of original poses for bloggers and photographers in SL. Three static poses that are great for close upsas well as mid-shots. With subtle head changes to capture various moods. Out now in my Marketplace store.


 hair - Stealthic
Avela, brown set

skin appliers - MILA - Belinda skin

clothing - Zenith - Summer Beach Wear for
Maitreya body
from past Collabor88

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pose Fair time!

Pose Fair 2018 is up and running and I have this fun set of poses I made inspired by pinterest bloggers... The cup and tote are included too! You can use the tote or not, as the poses will work just as well without it. They are for anyone who likes to do SL photography or bloggers, of course!
Find them at my shared booth with my sweet friends Angie and Cara and see the awesome stuff they have out too~ including a whole set of studio lights that you really need to check out!

styling info:

hair - pr!tty

sweatshirt - Tres Blah

jeans - Blueberry 

shoes -  Reign

skin appliers - Glam Affair for Catwa

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

And some more loveliness.. Langley Shape for the Utilizator Normie head

So, I made another shape.. surprise! This shape is for the Utilizaor Normie Bento head, and its called Langley. You can find it on MP here 

It is currently on a promos price so get it while the price is right!
 For those of you looking for an affordable yet awesome Bento head for human avatars, I highly reccomend checking out the Utilizator Normie Bento mesh head. For 500L, this bento head is already Omega enabled, comes with some basic built in expressions.

Easily modified to create a unique look, this head is, in my opinion, worth getting if you want the ability to have a mesh head but don't have the funds for a 5000L head. If you are new to Bento heads, this may be a way to explore what they are all about without alot of investment too. But, I can tell you that you will like it once you see how pretty it is and how lovely lots of skins look on it!

I would call this head a more "youthful" head look. Depending on what skins you use and what makeup you use, it can be made to look more mature, of course.

I tested the head on skins from Wow to 7 Deadly Skins and any other Omega ready skins that I had in my inventory, and I found that most looked great on the head. It struck me after playing around with this head that it is very similar in look to our default avatar head, and has a more universal look to it.

This shape is mod, copy so you can modify the body and head to your hearts content. Please make a copy prior!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Where you and I collide..

Today I was super excited to see that Pumec, one of my fave skin brands, has added Vista head appliers to their repertoire. I took advantage of the sale on the Vista Bento heads and when I saw this I was just over the moon. The head is lovely but still limited to just a few skin makers that create appliers for them, and I've yet to see any do gachas with Vista appliers, which is sad because I bet there will be takers for those!

The applier is a group gift for the Pumec Skin group. There is a fee to join but you can also pick up the past group gifts for the past year, which is a steal considering the group fee is something like 350L!  If you own any of the Vista heads, you might want to consider going to Pumec and getting yourself on board!

hair: Doe, 
From the Saturday Sale on now

head: Vista, Zoe 

body: Slink Hourglass

top: Rebellious Rose
Melissa Top
the entire store is on sale right now and everything is discounted 
to 75L so hurry and check out their stuff before the summer sale ends!

choker: Kibitz, Elix collection

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Body like a backroad... Zaira

I got busy with some new shapes, making some new faces and bodies to fit Catwa's Lona head and Maitreya's Lara body. This one is Zaira. As usual, the shape is  mod, so you can always tweak it if you want/need to. This one is super sexy and sweet with all the curves... up on the Marketplace now! 
It is on a super low promo price so hurry and grab it now! 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

eBODY - Review of the freebie Classic and Curvy mesh bodies

I have heard about the free mesh body available for women at eBODY and was curious to see it for myself. I currently own Belleza (all three), Altamura, Maitreya, Slink(H), and Tonic all in the full form, so I knew that the "free" body would not be as functional as they are.

So, I teleported myself over to eBODY, and discovered that the "free" body is not free, actually. It costs 1L. So, if you are new and have no Lindens, you will be sorely disapointed unless you can get someone to give you 1L or you purchase some.  You can also gift the body to someone, so if you have a friend who wants to do that, then there's that option.

I took both the curvy and the classic bodies to compare as I wanted to see how different they were and which one I might like more.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opend it, as the first thing that stood out to me is that they come with all three options of feet: flat, mid, and high. They are also Slink shoe compatible! Therefore, if you are already the proud owner of 14,567 shoes like me, then you will not really have to go looking for shoes specific to this body. Unless you want to, of course, because who doesn't want new shoes? :)

I will show you the classic and the curvy side by side so you can compare. One thing to note, while the skins that are included with the body are lovely, they are not listed as being from as specific maker; they are stand alone for the body, so you will have to manually try to find a skin that matches them. The dollarbie body HUD does not allow you to tint or change RBG values; that is only in the full body HUD.  So, you will notice that my mesh head and the body do not quite match, though I tried my best to find as close to matching skins as possible.

The eBODY "free" version comes with preset skins, flat, mid and tall feet that are slink fitted for shoes, hands that are non-Bento, and a HUD that will give you access to switch between the feet styles, the body skin tones, and the neck fix.

The Classic body is slimmer, and more suited for standard fit clothing if you use a slimmer to average body shape. The Curvy body is very much curvier. I'd say they are comparable to the Maitreya vs the Freya in the curviness potential. I had to reduce the breast and leg size and the body fat on the curvy to bring it down to a more moderate curvy size.

The lines of the body are pretty and remind me alot of the Tonic Mesh body actually. The skins included with the body are very pretty and good quality, though with the dollarbie body, you will have to really try to find skins to match them with either your default head or a mesh head. I changed the skin to a PUMEC skin on the curvy body and found a tone that worked well enough so that the line between the neck and the body was not as visible.
 The bodies come with a pair of mesh panties and bra which is a nice touch. Finding clothing for it can be a bit limiting, but the good news is that more and more creators are making clothes for it.

The classic body seems to have more available for now but I did find a few things for the curvy body as well on MP. My favorite creators such as Blueberry, Addams, and the like still are limited to the Big 3, Maitreya, Slink and Belleza though.

I did find some cute clothes for cheap on the marketplace, and a cute belly piercing that was only 1L, that was rigged to the Curvy, but I made it work using the unrigged version on the Classic body too.. yay! So, it is possible to use this body for an alt where you don't want to spend alot of Linden but still want the funcionality of a basic and pretty mesh body.  Because the body's hands are non-bento, you will not be able to use Bento animated poses with them, as the hands will not animate.

Also, you cannot change the nail style or nail color, nor did I find that any of my Slink fitted mesh nails to work with the hands (they do on the Tonic body--you can see my review of it here).
 You can also see a post on the updates done for the Tonic Body here

The body comes with a notecard explaining what you do get, and how it comepares to the full eBODY, so you can decide if you want to go back an purchase it.

As for the alpha slices, there are only large areas you can alpha, and not the small slices seen in the fully functional body, so if you do purchase clothing that is NOT for the eBODY, you might not be able to get it to fit right due to this, or you might have to change your shape quite a bit to make it work.

 The feet available for both bodies included.

 The lines onthe Curvy body using a shape I created for it and the Catwa Candy non Bento mesh head with PUMEC skin appliers on the head and the included skin on the body.

Final comparison between the Classic body on the left and the curvy body on the Right
 Below, using clothing from AdN for the Curvy body.

The body is pretty, with elegant lines, and pretty decent functionality for just 1L.  I think its a steal really when you think about what you DO get with them.. just the ability to wear my Slink shoes is a bonus!  I think more advanced users using this for an alt might not be so bothered with the skin matching issue, but not sure how a newbie might feel about it. I certainly think its worth getting to see how mesh bodies work, etc if you don't already have one.   A couple of things to note: the HUD started tweaking on me just a few days after I got the body. Skins would not apply, it would not detach, etc. I tried it in various different locations, so it was not lag in an area. I had to detach everything and then log off and then re-open a new body and use that. Then, it happened again. So, not sure if its an SL thing, or if its just how it is. Since it is an almost free body there are no updates or anything for it, so that's one thing to keep in mind.

I would reccomend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend much on a mesh body but wants a functional body to start out with. Great for alts or newbies, or maybe for folks that are not on SL alot and don't want to spend alot of money creating their long as you are willing to work to find a skin that matches the tones that are preset, this is definitely a GREAT body, despite the glitchiness these past few days.

It is nice to see that there are more and more options out there for people to have access to a nice looking body (and heads too.. see my post on the UTILIZATOR- Normie Bento head) for very few Linden.  If you are still not on the mesh path, or you are new to SL and considering a mesh body, do try this 1L eBODY and see how it feels for you. I'd reccoment getting demos for as many mesh bodies (and heads) to see the range of shapes, sizes, and funcitonality that is available and then figuring out what is the best value for the money for YOU.

Things to consider include things like :
  1. are there alot of options for skins and clothing for the body? 
  2. Do I get good support from the creator? 
  3. Do we get free updates? 
  4. Is the creator allowing for feedback and improvements? 
  5. Is it OMEGA ready, or do I need to purchse the OMEGA hud? 
  6. Does it include the feet and Bento hands with various hand animations, or do we need to purchase those seperately? 
  7. Are there enough alpha slices to allow to fit clothes that are not specific to the body?  
  8. How much Linden am I looking to spend? 
  9. Is the body versatile enough to make it slim or very curvy? 
I hope you got some useful info out of this post. Plase share it with newbies as well as others who might be considering getting a mesh body.

Monday, June 4, 2018

where it all ends, I can't fathom...

And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tight rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So I'll cruise along always searchin' for songs
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker

But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
Jimmy Buffet, Son of a Son of Sailor 

Dorm life..

Ah, college life..the messy dorm rooms, the cold pizza and leftover beers and all the unfinished papers yet to be written. College life ch...