1001 Inventory Items

1001This week I have a bit more time to play around, as it’s Spring Break.

So yesterday I spent several hours checking out some new things and working on my seemingly endless inventory sorting.

I decided to go check out the Skin Fair.

I’ve worn the same skin for several years and I thought maybe it was time for a change.

Because years in SL are like decades in RL, right?

I went to the Fair and wandered around, checking out all the booths.

I did find some nice skins, but none that really fit my pocketbook. :/

Plus, it was hard to justify buying a new skin when I had a huge folder of skins sitting in my inventory gathering dust.

I just bought a few new skins recently, when I bought my Maitreya mesh body.

I have my Laqroki skins I wear everyday, some Belleza skins, some WoW skins, and some Glam Affair skins.

That’s in addition to all the various skins I’ve picked up for use in routines – colored skins, pale/winter skins, horror/zombie skins, etc.

Since the skins folder was so full, I decided to sit down and go through them and make some hard decisions.

After a couple of grueling hours sorting through them and deleting ones I know I would never use, I reduced my inventory count by 1001!!

So as a present to myself for all my hard work, I went and bought a new skin. 😀

NewSkinI looked over several different skins at the Skin Fair, but I wanted to get a skin that included appliers for my Maitreya body.

After going through the whole fair, I ended up back at Eye Candi.

This is the Nina skin, and I was able to get appliers for both SLink and Maitreya with it.

I’m still in the process of making outfits using my new skins and Maitreya body.

I do wish there was an option to save a few presets of the alphas with the mesh body HUD.

SLink now offers that option with their Physique HUD, so hopefully Maitreya won’t be far behind. 🙂

I did also try out the Loud Mouth mesh mouth while I was at the Skin Fair.

I have to say, I found the PXL Sweet Lips much easier and less fussy than the Loud Mouth.

I’m not ready to invest in a mesh mouth just yet, but when I am, I’m pretty sure it will be the PXL lips.

Meanwhile, I will continue to try and whittle down that darn inventory count!

Mesh Mouth

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There’s been a lot of buzz the last few days over the Skin Fair opening tomorrow.

I could have gone to an early preview, but I didn’t.

Honestly, I already own a TON of skins, and I only wear one on a regular basis.

Once in a great while, I’ll go searching through them and find something for a routine, but I just don’t change my skin a lot as a rule.

So, I was really stoked when Laqroki announced they had made appliers for the Maitreya body.

I’ve just now gotten around to actually playing with them to see how they work.

I must admit, I’m not thrilled.

The hands and feet match perfectly, but I can’t seem to get rid of the line/seam at the neck, no matter what I do.

And after a day of trying on practically every mesh outfit in my inventory, it was a bit discouraging to find that only one or two items actually work.

After searching around for various fixes, I got sidetracked a bit by the mesh mouths.

PXL has released a new mouth that seems all the rage.

I’ve said before that I don’t understand the appeal of mesh heads.

To me, you end up looking the same as everyone else.

Even with different skin and makeup, the underlying structure is the same and just doesn’t seem as ‘realistic’ or unique to me as a classic avatar face.

I’ve seen some new heads on the market, and creators may be getting closer to a realistic look (complete with customizing options), in my opinion.

A mesh mouth seemed much easier to tackle than a mesh head, so I got the PXL demo.

I must say, it was more complicated than I expected.

I’m still not clear on how the HUD works (I think pieces of it are disabled for the demo, but it doesn’t tell you that in the info nc).

I wasn’t able to get a perfect skin match, but I got fairly close.

And the positioning seemed pretty good right out of the box.

But I’m not sure whether I want to take the plunge and buy the mesh mouth or not.

I like the way it looks.

But – another mesh attachment?

It’s already a major pain dealing with SLink hands/feet and all the HUDs and appliers.

When I first got the SLink hands, I was collecting nail appliers right and left.

But I rarely use any of them.

That was one of the appeals for me about the Maitreya body.

The hands and feet are all right there, and one HUD does the nails for both.

I’m just not sure I’m up for another attachment and adding another 10-15 minutes of futzing around with colors when I’m trying to get dressed.

Has anyone tried the PXL mouth?

What do you think of it?

Are there other mesh mouths that might be better?