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Gum Gum Boom

Gum Gum Boom

Do you like fun animations? The new animations add-on for LeLutka mesh heads are amazing! I’m a huge fan of cute things, and chewing gum just seems adorable, even more so virtually. LeLutka released Gum Gum Boom and Delights Cream. These animations are for gum chewing and eating ice cream, but I suppose they can be used for some adult things too… use your imagination. Watch the official video, it’s definitely sexy.

Gum Gum Boom

I am dressed head to toe in donuts! I love sweet prints, and it doesn’t get any sweeter than the donuts print on my shoes and top.

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Luster
The Secret Store – Leigh Ruffle Top, Fannie Capri Pants
Ingenue – Delish Heels (Prints)
LeLutka – Gum Gum Boom

Juicy – Sara // LeLutka May Bento Shape

Juicy - Sara // LeLutka May Bento Shape

It has been too long since I last made a shape! I made this shape for the LeLutka May Bento Mesh Head. I have made a handful of shapes for Simone, Chloe, and Spencer mesh heads from LeLutka – so I will probably not make any more shapes for those faces. I will try to make shapes for the ones I have not, such as May, Greer, Cate, and Bianca. I wear Chloe a lot, but they’re really all gorgeous when paired with the right skin.

Buy the Juicy Sara shape on Marketplace or in my store.

LAQ BENTO MOTION CAPTURE MESH HEAD, Lulu

Laq - Lulu

Meet Lulu, the newest mesh head from LAQ. On my last review of Gaia, the first bento mesh head from LAQ, I did not mention my thoughts on the shape tweaking process for the head cos it was still in the beta stage. The sliders are on Lulu are improved, so editing it is a breeze compared to Gaia. Some people said that the eyes looked sad on my shape, but I have yet to figure out how to fix that. I don’t even mind the sad eyes, it gives Lulu a sweet appearance. If you’re a fan of cute youthful faces, check out Lulu!

I am wearing the default skin included with the HUD, and the Fresh Lip Tint gloss from Pink Fuel.

What I’m Wearing:

LAQ Bento – Lulu
Exile – Tether
Teefy – Emily Sweater Onepiece (Lavender)
Pink Fuel – Fresh Lip Tint

Enchanted

Enchanted

Unexpected updates are the best! LeLutka will release 4 new bento mesh heads on August 8th, and updating all current bento mesh heads to version 3.0. What’s in v3 you ask? The HUD is slightly different, and now there is a Moods tab that includes 12 default moods with the option to turn the head bone movement on/off.

I made a short video cycling through all the moods below, check it out! 🙂

I’m wearing Chloe in this post, cos I haven’t quite narrowed down which head I will wear next. Bento mesh heads have been out for a while, so I feel that there’s enough variety in heads/skins to make us unique looking. Do you still think that “everyone looks the same” in mesh heads or can we be unique now?

Enchanted

What I’m Wearing:

Magika – Written
pr!tyty – Kitty Headband (Spring)
Belle Epoque – Good Golly Miss Molly Dress, Bag 2, Shoes (Pink)

In Video:

Truth – Margarita & Flower
Teefy – Sienna Dress (Floral)

Remember Me

Remember Me

Just when I think Second Life content can’t possibly get any better, it does get better, and that is the most exciting thing about being a consumer. This is the first time that I’ve seen bento animated hair, and I’m already craving more! I’ve seen animated hair from other brands, but I don’t know if they were bento or some other scripted method. Exile just released a few bento hairstyles, add them to your must have list! Watch the videos (Palace & Over the Edge) to see the animations! The hairstyles are even more stunning in-world cos the animations are so smooth.

Remember Me

How darling is this Vintage Blouse from ANE? I love the front of this blouse, it’s pleated and very pretty. Then I turned around, and I love the back even more! Vintage with a twist!

What I’m Wearing:

Exile – Palace (Bento)
ANE – Vintage Blouse @ The Vintage Fair
The Secret Store – Yulia Flare Skirt (Navy)
Ingenue – Lisbet Heels (Navy) @ Collabor88

Maitreya - Lara Mesh Body v4.0 (Bento Hands Update)

Just last month, I blogged about the SLink Dynamic Hands, and today I bring you the Maitreya Bento Hands! Now that I’ve worn both pairs of hands, my observation is that they’re both quite similar products with each having a dozen or so poses included, along with more options such as the ability to change nail shapes, and control the hand poses independently. Both are also free updates if you already own the hands (for SLink) or the body (Maitreya).

Which hands should you wear? The obvious reason is to pick a pair of hands that you like best overall. I the SLink hands shape, but I love the almond nail shape on Maitreya. Both of these hands include casual hand shapes, in addition to some unique ones so it’ll be fun to swap them out for different photos.

How do you get the free update if you already own the Lara Mesh Body from Maitreya? Just wear your body, you should receive a package automatically.

What I’m Wearing:

Wasabi Pills – Shizuko Mesh Hair (Style 2)
Teefy – Daisy Romper (Bloom)

SLink Dynamic Hands

SLink Dynamic Hands have arrived! If you love bento mesh heads, you’ll love these dynamic (aka bento) hands. I haven’t tried the other bento hands on the grid, cos I was waiting for a release for a body that I do own, like SLink or Maitreya. The bento update is free, if you already own SLink avatar enhancement hands; go to the SLink store to get a re-delivery.

At the moment, the only poses available are the standard ones from SLink hands, but more poses are coming soon. I love that switching hand poses is now done through a HUD – so no more switching hands for different poses, there’s only one pair to wear. The movements are super smooth, and the ‘relaxed’ hands even have subtle finger movements to add more realism.

SLink Dynamic Hands

Do you wear any bento hands? What types of poses would you like to see made for them? Let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

Entwined – Melanie
Teefy – Hadley Cut Out Top (Lavender) @ Collabor88
Blueberry – Cake Leggings

Beanie

Beanie

If you bought a LeLutka Simone Bento head, how do you like it? I love it of course, but I’m still waiting for some of my favorite skin brands to release skins. I am wearing an older Lara Hurley skin today, and the fit is pretty good, except for the lips. I’ve noticed that most of the older LeLutka appliers that I have fits okay around the face but the eyes and lips are slightly off. I wore a lipstick applier over this skin and changed my lip shape, but I still want a skin made specifically for the Simone Bento head. It’s difficult to get a unique face when we’re all wearing the same two skins.

I almost never use Omega appliers, cos one size does not fit all. I prefer makeups and skins made for a specific head cos the fit is so much better. And Omega script is slow, so to me it should be a last resort. It is frustrating when a skin I like is not available for my head, but I would rather wait for one that does instead of buying an Omega skin and hope that it works alright. Have you tried your Omega skins on this head? It does not work.

Beanie

What I’m Wearing:

LeLutka Simone 2.0 Bento Head
Truth Hair – Irena (+Hat)
Foxes – Party Dress
Blueberry – Show Time Coat (Angel)
Ingenue – Anja Heels (Creme)

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