Starting The New Year With A Bang

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OK, so maybe the “bang” happened several months ago…

Actually, it began over a year ago for Apple May’s update of the Baby Bump. Version 2.0 has several upgrades:

– New hud controlled belly progression with FOUR stages
– Omega compatibility
– Skin appliers included + Skin Tinter
– Easy to use hud for hiding/showing different clothing layers
– Now provides 4 layers: skin, under garments, tattoo, and clothes.
– Easy to use hud controlled layers with on/off buttons as well as blend or mask alpha options
– Previous appliers DO work on your updated belly!

I have to say that while skin matching has never been a strength of mine, I was able to very closely match my PXL Natural skin using the HUD. I actually didn’t have to do much blending in Photoshop for this photo. I don’t have any appliers for the product, so I can’t personally vouch for how those work, but I have never had problems with appliers for any other product, so I wouldn’t anticipate any issues with these. The HUD is simple to use and it can be minimised on your screen, out of the way when you are not editing.

While this isn’t a product I would buy for myself (not planning any SL pregnancies), but for those of you who are looking for new beginnings, it is a well-crafted product with loads of capability. If you already own one and are expecting another bundle of joy, you can receive the update. If you did not receive your update just visit the redelivery tab on the information board in store to have it redelivered. If your purchase was prior to February 2014 please contact Italia Villota to verify your purchase.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bra & panties: erratic / valentina – lingerie / rose SET (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 through January 6)
Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.ANGEL . by Viking
*Skin: [PXL] Creations Shara Winter NAT Makeup 03 REB C2 by Hart Larsson (available at Wayward Market through Jan. 10)
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
*Baby bump: Apple May Designs Baby Bump v2.0 by Apple May
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Tropical by Ikon Innovia

Bed: NOMAD // Romantic Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov
Flowers: {anc} Hatsuyume / flower branch (stand) white by aki69 (gacha prize)
Beads: {anc} nebra beads [sungold] pole by aki69
*Glitter: [ keke ] shimmer dust by Kean Kelly

*Pose: aDORKable Poses Lay Back by Adorkable Peapod (from the Brazen Hussy Chair) – leg position edited with Animare HUD by YT Recreant
Photo taken with LUMIPro 2016 by Stefan Buscaylet

8 thoughts on “Starting The New Year With A Bang

  1. chericolette January 3, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Oh Im loving your baby bump. I was even excited (after reading the email with excerpt from blog) for you… though I guessed you were showing something off. You make a lovely mum-to-be.

  2. themaravillas January 4, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    You mean I am not going to be an auntie after all? 🙂

  3. Cougar Sangria January 5, 2016 / 2:40 am

    I see you are using Lara mesh body by Maitreya. Does this mean the baby bump has been updated for use with the mesh bodies? Inquiring minds want to know 🙂 BTW you look sweet with a baby bump.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward January 5, 2016 / 7:15 am

      I am wearing the Standard Size Small belly. There isn’t a Maitreya fitted version. I probably should have noted that in the post! My shape is based on a Standard Size Small, so it was a pretty good fit, even with my Maitreya body. There were a couple of gaps, especially under my breasts, but it wasn’t visible with this pose. The belly is rigged, so you can’t adjust the shape, but with some tweaking you could probably get a better fit.

      Thanks, Cougar, but don’t get too attached to this look 😉

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