Tagged: Bento

Today’s Faves – Hot To Trot

I read with interest, a blog post from one of my favourite Second Life bloggers, Strawberry Singh. She was blogging the release of a new Bento riding horse by Water Horse, and you can read all about it here. I was enthralled! The horse moved so perfectly, and can be purchased in either an English saddle version, or a Western saddle version. Textures can be changed via a HUD, so you can customise the various parts of the body, main, tail, eyes, and saddle, to get the horse of your dreams. I have to give a very big thank you to Strawberry’s blog post, because in it, she wrote that if you join the WH Group you can get a 10% discount off the cost of the horses! That was music to my ears, and I am so happy I read that before I bought my horse!

I knew exactly what colour my horse would be, what name he would have, and I also had a very clear idea of what I wanted to wear. So first, I went shopping for an outfit, flat boots were my first priority, and I found a fabulous pair by COCO, that also included the white pants, perfect! I also found COCO made an equestrian jacket too, so I bought that. They both looked great together. I couldn’t find the sort of riding hat I wanted, but decided to go a little retro with a cute little riding top hat from TVC. It was a Halloween themed hat I bought many years ago, but is now getting a new lease of life! I teamed the hat with a cute updo hair I bought from [elikatira] in their recent cut price sale.

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The horse came with a starter textures box, and this was one of the selections I chose.

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Today’s Faves – .Shi And Me

I saw this hair by .Shi and just had to have it! I have several of their hairs, and featured a few in my post .Shi.

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There are three ways to wear it, version one has a front braid with optional chain, and covers almost half of the face.

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Version two also has the front braid with optional chain, but this version shows more of the face, and highlights the delicate strands of hair woven into the braid.

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Version three has no front braid and looks very stylish. Of course, there are several colour options to choose from, I couldn’t resist the amazing colours on the Ecaille-Metallic pack. There are five different colour options on the HUD. This blue green ombre is my personal fave.

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I teamed the hair with a gorgeous eyeshadow from Arte in a very similar shade, and I did my own tint on a Pink Fuel lipstick.

Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Body: TMP
  • Mesh Head: CatwaKimberly Bento
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: DeeTalez, Hypnotic bc Brown/Green
  • Skin Applier: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Tattoo Applier: White Widow, Rings Black
  • Hair: .Shi, Octavia Ecaille-Metallic
  • Make Up: Arte, Seraf Eyeshadow;  Pink Fuel, Bento Lipstick Applier Juicy Drop (Tintable) (Powder Pack February)

Goodbye Alice, Hello Kimberly!

Well, I have finally gone and done it! After months of deliberating, demo testing, shape modifying, comparing the final option with my old version, saving up the relevant Lindens, spending them, saving up again… you know the way it is in SL, there is always something that just HAS to be purchased right now. Anyway, I am now happy to introduce the new me, sporting the Catwa Kimberly Bento Head. I have never been one to have a ton of different faces, even on my old classic avatar. I only bought the one Mesh Head, Catwa Alice, and did the same laborious procedure before I purchased her. I thought she was gorgeous, and as near my old ‘me’ as I felt was acceptable. So what did I do with my Bento demo heads? I made them look as near to my Alice as I could, of course! Granted, they are not exactly twins, but, I have achieved a look that I find pleasing and acceptable to me, and that is, after all, the whole point of our avatars here. We tweak them here and there to reach an overall level we find not only acceptable, but hopefully pleasing too.

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  • Trying to get a similar look to my beloved Alice.
  • Testing out different eye colours from my pack of DeeTalez Hypnotic bicolour eye appliers.

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I am a total Catwa devotee with regards to female Mesh Heads. I have tried several other makes, and there was always some part of the head that just didn’t look right. None of the other heads could match the level of detail put into the animations like Catwa heads. The smiles work, the facial expressions work. I also love the amount of animations that Catwa includes with her heads.

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Here are a selection of six of the twenty-four animations that are included with the Catwa Kimberly Bento Head. My personal favourites are the cute winks.

Tuppi’s Look:

  • Mesh Body: TMP
  • Mesh Head: CatwaKimberly Bento
  • Mesh Eyes: Catwa; Applier: DeeTalez, Hypnotic bc Eyes Set
  • Skin Applier: DeeTalez, Evelyn European
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Solana Browns
  • Make Up: SlackGirl, LineTech Shadow;  Pink Fuel, Bento Lipstick Applier Juicy Drop (Tintable) (Powder Pack February)
  • Jewellery: RealEvil, Envy Tags Necklace, Dreah Earrings
  • Outfit: Hilly Haalan, Tania Dress