I spent more time in Second Life yesterday than I have in quite a while. Of course, there were a lot of things I had to do.
Shopping. Taking pictures. Shopping. Catching up with a few friends. Shopping. You know, the usual…just on steroids.
My first stop was *ARGRACE* to pick up a couple new releases. Next to Analog Dog for one of Queue Marlowe’s newest styles. Over FaMESHed. A second trip to Uber. Then off to .LeLutka. to demo the new mesh heads.
To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about investing in a mesh head. I would be happier if there was the capability to use sliders to customise my face, as with my mesh body. But since I spend so much time retouching bumpy and pointy bits on my face when processing my photos, the temptation was great.
And I really liked Aria. I did make a couple of adjustments to my shape to make me look a bit less “out-of-the-box.” And after (finally) reading the instructions, I was able to tweak my viewer so my face matched my body. I was sold.
I can’t say I’m crazy about the profile; I feel a bit like a pug with a smooshed-in face. The facial shape is also rounder than my usual face, so I’m discovering that not every hairstyle I’m used to wearing works with Aria. But with as much hair as I have clogging my inventory, I’m sure I have plenty that will work. And I don’t plan on using it every day, like I do my mesh body so I don’t have to give up my favourite styles.
After playing with the HUD to get a look I liked, I trekked back around the grid to do more shopping, created a couple of sets for photos, dragged in Chance and sent HIM shopping, took photos and then went back out for (ahem) a tiny bit more shopping.
Is it any wonder I was so exhausted I just stripped off my clothes and fell into a deep, restful sleep at the end of a long day?
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bra & Panties: *LACUNA* Mae Bra & Panties – Mint by LacunaInc
Earrings: EarthStones Triple Tear Earrings – Turquoise by Abraxxa Anatine (group gift)
Hair: *ARGRACE* MEGUMU / Women – Ginger by rika Oyen (New Release)
Body, hands, feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 with Glam Affair America skin tone by Onyx LeShelle
Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-ARIA v1.0 by jadenart
Bed: Scarlet Creative The Arcade Carriage Day Bed by Charlotte Bartlett (gacha prize)
Pose: oOo tootsie_six by Olaenka Chesnokov
Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet