The Body Politik
I was having a ball running around the grid today with Mel and Whimsy. Mel decided to embarass me in open chat because he kind of forgot that there were people under us, lol. Now I am standing in a cave with two fabulous women as they discuss the new breedable Dragons that just opened Beta at Precious Dragons – I wonder if they eat bunnies?
So I went running around Shoe Fair again today, and could not resist the new Shiny Things shoes….especially in the black and white. I wanted to show that they are so versatile, not only in a funky and fun look on the left, but also the more sedate look on the right.
Another place I had to drag Whimsy to today, was The Body Politik as it is soon closing down for an exciting new rebrand, but with that going on, all of the items are on sale at fabulous prices. One of the awesome items I got last week when I was there is this incredible oversized hat, the suede hat is a must have, and fit beautifully over my new hair by KIN which is next door. If you go to TBP sim you need to check out all of the little stores of the build, because there are different departments all over the place.
Don’t forget that many of the items for sale at Shoe Fair are donating proceeds to Charity, so well worth a visit for that reason alone.
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Hair: Margaret – Kin
Skin: Taylor – League
Clothes: Front Tie Shirt – Niniko
Highrise Tank – OhMai
Jean Shorts – Maitreya
Argyle Socks – Aoharu
High Skirt – Maitreya
Hermana Tank – Surf Co.
Shoes/Boots: Zimmy Flats – Shiny ThingsÂ
Lashes – LeLutka
Glitz Bangle 17 – Armidi
Rectangle Framed Glasses – HOC
Eyes by : Fusemelon
Poses by : Olive Juice
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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