The Body Politik have been around since way before I arrived in Second Life. Creating skins for Men and Women in a variety of looks and skintones. Now they have gone a step further, giving you the customer the ability to personalise your look.
This process is not new, it has been offered in the past, but I would have to say with my own experience, that The Body Politik have put countless hours, if not weeks into making this as user friendly as possible. DEMOS are pretty much instant, as they have pre-made every conceivable variation in advance.
Be aware though, that if you choose facial ink you will not get that in the demo, as it would probably mean another thousand or so variations.
I gave this beauty a spin, and was able to choose for the skin you see above ,Â a Cocoa skin tone – which is the darkest at this time – Flirt Eye MakeUpÂ and Storm Lipstick, with of course, who could resist a beauty mark…then I couldn’t resist a pouty lips option either. You can also choose freckles, and brows options.
Mind you while I was doing this, I actually had Mel on the Infinity Skins website at the same time choosing what he liked, as he has to look at me in the finished product, and it kind of makes the decision more of a shared experience. I really enjoyed that aspect of it a lot.
Then moving on to the body, I am not one for tattoos permanently but many are, and a basic range of tats to wear on the actual skin not just clothing layers is fabulous, even though those kinds of enhancements are shown to you in the demo as clothing layers – again to help with how many variations they had to provide to make the process easier for you.
I chose the athletic stomach, and I also really liked the fact that you could choose what nipples you wished to have, there is a great range, and as the shaved down there option was default that of course stayed as is :P, but you do have every other option in dark, blonde or brunette shades.
Being able to see the demo a few moments after I made all my choices was great, even without the beauty mark I was able to know that it was a skin that looked good on my shape, and that I was really going to enjoy wearing…because YUM on the pouty lips, and the body is divine.
When you get the skins, you will get a base skin which will look just like the demo, and then within 48 hours you will get the final custom, so when you pay for your purchase after deciding on the demo, you are able to leave with one skin ready to wear. So make sure you give it a whirl, if you are wanting something a bit more your own.
Now about those polaroids, I was searching online for goodness knows what, and somehow came across this delightful desktop creation, that to me is PURE GENIUS. This software will actually put a realistic looking Polaroid Camera on your desktop, which you then drag any picture to and it will pop out a Polaroid picture for you.
So for those of you without photo editing skills, who want a fun way to feature your pictures, this is right up your alley, I have dragged a bmp. straight from SL saved to hard drive and to the camera, and out it comes, it even makes the exact noise a real one does. The fun thing is you can even shake it with your mouse just like real ones, it will then save to your documents > pictures folder ready for you to upload to Flickr or wherever you want it. I then used the editing program in flickr and adding the text and kiss.
Get your own camera HERE
Hair: Cami – Kin
Skin: Infinity Skin – Custom – The Body Politik
Clothes: Softly Kiss – XD
Eyes: THAW – Fuse Melon
Equipment: VR Professional Posestand and HUD – VR Foundry
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