Kitty Loves..PXL Sweet Lips

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It’s all about the mesh these days isn’t it? (“It’s all about the mesh, ’bout the mesh, no sculpties!”)  Frankly I just  can’t be me until I have my mesh body and my ears attached. Then, of course, there’s my hair, clothes, tattoos and piercings, footwear and blimey, I’m exhausted just thinking about this! In RL,  I’m far less work.  Unless I’m in the office I’m usually sporting a onesie of some description and I care not a jot.  I tried a few of the mesh mouths when they first came out and despite there being appliers galore out there for them, I just didn’t like the way they made me look. I’m really not into trout pouting. I mourn for Meg Ryan’s  previous gorgeous smile and the idea of sticking anything into your lips to make them larger is just madness to me. I do have an awesome Urban Decay Lip Plumper in RL that makes my pout more luscious in times of need, but there’s some strange alchemy going on with that stuff. It makes your mouth tingle in a way that’s burgeoning upon the unpleasant and the effect is incredibly temporary. A good hard snog will suffice just as much if you ask me.

But back to the issue at hand; mesh mushes. Are they worth all the excitement? Until yesterday, I would have given you a big fat “NO”, but guys, I’ve changed my mind courtesy of this new release from PXL, called ‘Sweet Lips’. I’d observed a couple of Plurk buddies wax lyrical about the virtues of these newly released enhancements but when my good friend Gidge Uriza said they were pretty awesome out of the box I knew I had to try them, because for a start I’m very nosey and for another thing I hate being left out, LOL 🙂 Also, they looked absolutely banging on her, so  I zoomed over to the store where there were quite a few other avatars picking up demos. I tentatively picked up mine and retreated to the comfort of a sandbox to play about with my gob. (Which sounds unbelievably dodgy!)

I was entranced. These are incredibly easy to fit, adjust and wear and I was really pleased with how well I could match them to my skin tone without using appliers. Lip piercings are included (but can be removed via HUD) and I’m guessing more appliers will be forthcoming from a lot of the best skin makes in world, especially seeing as GLAM AFFAIR included some with their FIFTY LINDEN FRIDAY offering this week, this beautiful ‘Brandi Sweet’ skin in America tone.

Let me draw your attention to this featured picture because guys, I haven’t done anything with it at all; it’s a completely raw shot from SL, using the Strawberry Singh Close-up Windlight setting, and as you can see these sweet lips look pretty darn perfect don’t they? I’m incredibly impressed. Truth be told they could do with a minor tweak on my part because the fit is a little off on the left hand side as you look at the picture, so you can see a little glitch if you zoom in, BUT that’s me, not the product. A little tweak and these bad boys will be ripe for puckering up and chasing boys all over the grid, as is my usual fashion!

Incidentally you can change the colour of your lips via the HUD, but to be honest I’m not going to be messing about with that. I’ll wait for properly textured appliers I think; purely based on personal preference and the fact that I’m very lazy and cannot be bothered with faffing around with colours etc. Besides, I’m very good at breaking things, and although I think these are worth every Linden I paid for them (L$650) I don’t want to have to buy them again!

I actually don’t think that I’ll be taking these ‘Sweet Lips’ off now that I’ve fitted them, and I really am looking forward to lots of lipstick combinations coming out for them too. I know that like GLAM AFFAIR, IZZIE’S has already released appliers so I’ve no doubt that other skin brands will be following thick and fast. Exciting times!

Another point to note is that these lips are advertised as ’01’, which to my mind, and judging by the spaces left in the vendor in store, means that there will be further releases coming to the grid. On the strength of these alone I cannot wait, my only wish is that the next edition steers away from the gormless guppy-like pout, and perhaps give us a bit of a smile. It’s all very well being all fierce and fashionable but sometimes you just want a bit of a grin, you know?

Anyway, if you want to give these divine ‘Sweet Lips’  a try, and I strongly suggest you do, so zoom over to the PXL Main Store and hit the vendor inside on the right.

Have fun and let me know what you think!

(For details of what Kitty’s wearing, please see previous post!) 

It’s Time To SLX Connect!

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There’s a new social network in town! It’s called SLX Connect and describes itself as a ‘Social Life Xperience Network’ for SL Avatars.

It’s the brainchild of Athayus Quan, who has been working really hard over the past few months to establish this new site and it looks as though the work is paying off; already the stats are showing that the site has jumped significantly in worldwide rankings in a very short space of time.

If you use Facebook then you won’t find the site intimidating to use at all. It’s easy to navigate and establishing a profile is very simple. You can add all kinds of updates including  photographs, videos and even Soundcloud playlists if you so wish. If you are a huge fan of social networks then I’ve no doubt that this one will make a great addition to your portfolio.

I’m really enjoying using it so far.  As much as I like Plurk I find the drama and bitching that are sadly an inherent part of the Plurk way of life overwhelming at times and having a different site that’s purely dedicated to Second Life avatars is a refreshing alternative.   Athayus has promised lots of updates and is working really hard at making the site user-friendly and relevant to the Second Life audience, and I  think he’s doing a great job!

He’s also offering a special deal to potential advertisers; if you’re considering advertising your virtual business then you may want to take him up on his promotional deal which is limited to just ten sponsors. Places are sure to go quick, so don’t miss out!

Here’s wishing Athayus and everyone involved with SLX Connect the very best of luck and you can visit my page by clicking HERE. 

Don’t forget to Facebook! (Avatar Blogger Crossfit Challenge (Entry 10 of 30))

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I’m just about on track for my posts as part of the Avatar Blogger Month. In fact, I got a GOLD STAR! (Yay me! Although I was disappointed I couldn’t participate in the group photo. I was recovering from a night shift though.)

It’s been a challenge but manageable so far, and I’m really enjoying the fact that I’ve been exposed to new Second Life blogs, so more reading material for me (and you too!)

I’ve realised that because of my RL commitments I can’t possibly blog every single day, but I can plan what I will be blogging about and that’s been an especially welcome side-effect of the challenge.

I always try to keep my blog-posts varied, so not every post has a picture if one isn’t needed. But I have realised that I missed making ‘Look Of The Day’ posts, so after featuring one earlier today I think I’ll be increasing the frequency of them in future.

Incidentally, if you weren’t already aware, Kittywitchin’ has a Facebook page.

I use Facebook in my real-life a LOT (I might be a little bit addicted) but I find it extremely useful, and It also fills a gap where my Second Life writing is concerned.

My blog regime is usually 3-4 posts a week, but I can increase my output by featuring snippets of information on a daily basis via my Facebook page, something that I’m going to do more of in future.

So, if you’re not a fan of Kittywitchin on FB, here’s your opportunity to make amends!  

(And don’t forget to friend me on Plurk too!)