Rogue

I tried the new Genus Project bento head when it first came out and for as long as I fiddled with and tweaked my shape, I couldn’t seem to get it just right. Now, as I’ve been wanting to incorporate another mesh- take two. I started experimenting with various skins and makeups and finally ended up with this stunning combination, and one of my new favorite looks.

Roxy is by Glam Affair and was actually released back in July, around the time that the brand underwent some major changes in their skins. I am so glad I went back and found her because as you can see, she is perfect. I did pair the look with the the nude lipstick from the Jessica gacha by Genus, but it really ties the whole look together.

If you haven’t at least tried a demo of this mesh head, you should. While it is still in it’s Beta stage you can grab the full product for 3,000L$, with a free upgrade to the future full version. If not, the full version with end up costing you 5,500L$. As I’ve always been a huge fan of Genesis Lab mesh heads before this change, I think that this price is a steal. There was even a recent update on 10/31, which includes:

  • Neckline issues as well as tinting options
  • Skin tinting options
  • Hide button for the lacrimal
  • Two sizes of the main HUD
  • Separate eye move/resize texture options

Of course, while it is still going through the beta stage there isn’t as big a market for Genus appliers just yet, but you can still find some skins available at a few stores, including (not a complete list) :

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Genus Project – Genus Bento Head & Jessica Piercing (22/gold) & Nudes Lipstick
Glam Affair – Roxy (tone 007)
Navy & Copper – Britton (natombr&tips) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Just Because – Vanessa Pants (black) NEW RELEASE @ faMESHed
Blueberry – Maria Boots (black)
Moon Elixir – Bohemian Alchemy Hat
Addams – Paige Off Shoulder Leather Jacket (cream) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Kibitz – Kiaria Necklace (gold)
Muschi – MyPhone X
Milk Motion – Studded Clutch (crocodile black)

Prop by Minimal (sights background 2)

Plaid, Please

It’s sweater weather! Well, in theory. And definitely not here in Florida. But for me, September is the start of it all! Addams has released this new loose sweater in assorted color packs (solid, plaid, ombre, splotch) and the tones of this particular pattern are definitely rocking the Fall 2018 Pantone color palette. I’ve really been on a plaid kick in RL and so I went straight for that pack. I’ll admit that at first, I was iffy on the red and purple together, but it totally works and adding the new studded boots from Reign really added to the ‘wow’ factor.

Glam Affair has also released a new skin for LeLutka Heads. I am wearing Trecy in Tone 6. I still miss my old America tones, but I am really enjoying the variations in the new tones for seasons, as well as all of the new features. Can you say, hello contour!? Anyway, check out these lips on Trecy! As soon as I saw the ad, I was hooked. She is definitely my new favorite! What do you think of the new tones?

Love Cara

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Trecy (tone 6) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
Addams – Frank Knitted Loose Sweater (plaid pack) & Frank Crop Top NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Navy & Copper – Muffin (natomb&tips)
Ricielli – Yuse Bag (violet)
Scandalize – Alura Pant (black)
Reign – Witches Brew Traveler & Becky Studded Boots (black) NEW RELEASE @ N21
Friday – Cozy Socks (tops/tinted)
LaGyo – Anapos Scarf (tinted)
Kibitz – Yazil Rings (gold) NEW RELEASE @ N21

Poses by Vilda&Phew (astrid)
Location @ Erebos Harbor

Bohemian Beauty

Mamma Mia

The new Katty pants and top from Addams SO reminds me of the bohemian style in Mamma Mia, and since I seriously just watched it the other day, I was already channeling the feels for this fun, summery vibe. I definitely cannot wait to go and see the sequel.

I am in love with the patterns for these pants, which are available in a pack for L$650. You can also purchase a separate ombre pack, or full fatpack for the almost standard L$1299. The top also comes in glitter and ombre options, or fatpack as well, for a total of 66 colors. The laces and belt can also be changed via HUD.

I was at a toss up between the headband from Miss Chelsea and this sunhat from American Bazaar and actually wore both with this outfit for a few days before I finally settled on the hat. What a statement it makes! You can also grab a few birthday gifts at the Epiphany, including a matching beach bag from American Bazaar.

Love Cara

My Outfit:

Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Insol – Sasha (st peach)
Addams – Latty Lover Ruffle Top & Flare Pants NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
Maxi Gossamer – Barcelona Boho/group 2 (tinted)
American Bazaar – Balnea Sun Hat (field) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Yummy – Free Spirit Rings
Essenz – Italy (tan)
Little Bones – Geist (the blend) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Ison – Safari Tribe Bracelet (silver)(modified) & Scout Boho Bag (caramel)

Backdrop by Minimal (rust background 1)

Summer Staples

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Emma Skin (america) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
League – Crush Lipsticks
Addams – Aracely Rustic Tunic (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Stealthic – Avela Hair (blondes) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Vango – Billy Hat (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
LaGyo – Anapos Scarf (black striped) & Wood Bag (sand) NEW RELEASES @ Collabor88
Essenz – Spain (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Vanity Event
Quirky – 00 Glasses (w/hud)

Poses by Foxcity (breather)
Location @ Cape Florida

Summer Stripes

My Outfit:

LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Federika (america)
Tetra – Wrap Crop Top (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Reign – Laguna Sandals
Addams – Indigo High Waisted Shorts (striped pack) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
C’est la vie – Porkpie Hat (straw)
Little Bones – Ion (ombre&roots)
Dahlia – Jennifer Sunglasses (naturals) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind
Cae – Charmed 2 Necklace (strength)
Ison – Scout Boho Bag (caramel)

Poses by Le Poppycock
Location @ Esoteric

Break the Rules

If you like gachas, but hate the dreaded lag, endless full sims, or duplicate commons that come from such machines, then you should probably check out the new PocketGacha event. I picked up these new sneakers from Vale Koer, one of the sponsors of this new event and I confess, it is the most painless gacha experience I have ever had.

If you’re just now hearing about it, PocketGacha is a monthly gacha event that is completely HUD based. This means no more fighting lag or waiting for the usual sim campers to get their shit and get out. You can shop pretty much anywhere.

Here’s how it works:

  • Grab your PocketGacha HUD. You can do this on the SL Marketplace, at the PocketGacha Headquarters or via the inworld group. If you join the group, you’ll automatically receive the HUD on the 15th of each month.
  • You can choose to play the gachas via your HUD with either Lindens or Tokens. For those of you that are unsure about giving access to your Lindens to the HUD itself, you can purchase tokens from the PocketGacha HQ at a non-refundable 1:1 transfer rate. The tokens will then be added to your HUD for easy play. Oh, and don’t worry, they rollover!
  • Finally, you can flip through the HUD catalog and pay to play each gacha, or if you prefer, you can buy the entire set outright. I definitely love this idea for the savings alone!

The HUD is super easy to use, and as you can see offers a way to search, sort and manage your favorite gachas for each round. It also offers help, landmarks and useful information about this newest event.

So, what do you think about the new concept of PocketGacha?

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
Insol – Mara Skin (peach)
Addams – Cute T-Shirt (fatpack) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Just Because – Nicki Panties (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Vale Koer – Preppy Shoes RARE (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ PocketGacha
Miss Chelsea – Remy Kneepads
Fetch – Berena Gloves (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Truth Hair – Margarita (multitone) NEW RELEASE @ Uber
EC Cloth – Robyn Set (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
UniCut – Rewind 70s Makeup V1 NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
Sweet Thing – Squad Scrapes/Lower Body NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event
Identity – Secret Code Tattoo (faded)
Yummy – Punk Spiked Septum (silver) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event

Poses by Le Poppycock (comfort zone b) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88
Prop by Anxiety (shoplifters) NEW RELEASE @ Rewind Event

Caribbean Heat

I don’t know what the rest of the world is like, but boy has it been hot! With Summer clearly in full swing weeks before the official start of the season, I am sure we are all feeling the heat one way or another. But hey, at least there are cute outfits in both RL and SL to help beat the heat.

Addams has released this new lace, bohemian inspired romper at the mainstore. It comes in like, a bazillion colors (forty mix and match w/ fatpack) and sleeve on/off options. It’s super cute, super cool and perfect for those long, and hot summer days!

My Outfit:

Catwa – Catya Bento Mesh Head
L’Etre – Adachi Skin (buttermilk)
Addams – Valentina Lace Jumper NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Doux – Empar Hairstyle (fades) NEW RELEASE @ the Mainstore
Essenz – Chili (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Souled Out
Lode – Philadelphus (white) NEW RELEASE @ Shiny Shabby
Ison – Nikki Sunglasses (white) NEW RELEASE @ Collabor88

Poses by Le Poppycock
Location @ Field of Dreams