A Moment Of Macabre (Memento.Mori ft. ~Songbird~)

Four times a year Second Life is graced with the event known as Memento.Mori. The event caters to the macabre, horror, and Gothic sides of Second Life. This is a great opportunity for those of you who like unique avatars. At this event you’ll find a far different look than the stereotypical pretty outfits and makeups. Regardless I, and many others, still see much beauty in the products.

Memento.Mori opened last night at 3PM SLT. It will close May 27, 2017 at 9PM SLT. Make sure to get in and see all the cool things! Today you get to sneak a peek at some awesome gore tattoos by ~SongBird~.

In Love With A Monster

The first thing I noticed when putting on In Love With A Monster was how deep the wounds appeared. They aren’t just scratch marks; you’ll notice the tender skin around the wounds themselves. This is perfect for any avatar looking for harsh wounds on the back. The tender skin is more noticeable on pale skin, however the scratches still work wonderfully on darker tons as well. The way the marks fit the body looks painful yet oddly elegant. They work in both a sexual setting where the scratches may have come from somebody in front of you and in an attack setting where perhaps you were mauled from behind.

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100 Subscribers – Thank You!

When I started this blog back in January I was hopeful that some people may enjoy it. Fast forward to this past week when we hit 100 subscribers. I never imagined so many people would be so interested so soon. Thank you, all of you. I’m glad to have helped so many of you, or at least entertained you! To celebrate I’ve put together some fast facts about the site, things you may not know we have, and a new section announcement!

Quick Regeneration Stats

In celebration here are some fun stats.

  1. Regeneration’s first blog post was January 2, 2017 on WordPress.com.
  2. January 9, 2017 the blog migrated to regenerationshapes.com
  3. Regeneration has had over 5.5k views since starting 4 months ago
  4. Our most popular post is “Are Second Life Gacha Games Worth Your Time?
  5. Organizing Your Second Life Library“, released just two days ago, is currently our fourth most popular of all time. It’s well on its way to being #1!

Did You Know?

Regeneration is more than just a blog. Have you explored everything yet?

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Free Dove Friday: April 28, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to the twelfth installment of Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases hair by Sentinus, jewelry by Lazuri, and a dress by FurtaCor.

Fast Facts On The Brands

  1. Sentinus
    • Clothing and hair
    • Caters to women
    • Marketplace store has nearly 100 items.
  2. Lazuri
    • Lots and lots of jewelry
    • Serves women
    • Marketplace store has over 300 items.
  3. FurtaCor
    • Clothing
    • Mostly women’s products
    • Marketplace store has over 600 items.

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Organizing Your Second Life Inventory

As you explore Second Life you’re bound to pick up some items along the way. Okay, who am I kidding, you’re gonna have WAY more than some. You’ll find that your inventory fills up super quick, especially if you’re visiting events or freebie areas. Second Life inventory management is something that everybody can benefit from. Whether you’ve been playing a week or a decade I can help you get that inventory under control.

Your Concerns

I know that there is at least on of you reading this with a mental dialogue of reasons why you can’t organize your inventory. I’ve made this list just for you.

  1. “But Asia! I have SO many things! It’s impossible to organize this mess!”
    • I promise you it’s not impossible. It’s not even hard.
  2. “But Asia, it’s gonna take forever!”
    • If you want to do it all at once it’ll get done fast but feel very time consuming.
    • If you do it little by little it gets done over time and doesn’t feel like it takes much work at all!
  3. “But Asiaaaaaaa! I’m afraid I’ll stop halfway through and everything will be so confusing!”
    • Actually if you organize your inventory the way I do it is not confusing at all. All your old stuff will be (almost) exactly where you left it until it’s sorted.
  4. “But Asia I actually don’t need to organize. I can just use the search bar to find what I need.”
    • That’s wonderful when you know the name of what you want. What if you’re just looking for shoes to go with your new outfit but aren’t sure what matches right? Do you know the name of every pair of shoes you have? If not you can benefit from a little organization!

The Totally Not Overwhelming Step By Step Overview

I know, I know. This has a LOT of information. You don’t have to apply every little thing, simply take these ideas and tailor your organization to your needs. Here is the basic overview with link to each section for more info.

  1. Start fresh.
  2. Create folders for your stuff.
  3. Sort your stuff.
  4. Trash or box what you don’t need.
  5. Enjoy the perks of having an organized inventory!

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Fantasy Avatar: Disturbingly Beautiful (Moth Woman)

I created today’s avatar in celebration of the Fantasy Faire. Second Life has hundreds, if not thousands, of events but a few things make the Fantasy Faire stand out. First, it’s massive. You’ll find more than 200 designers spanning over a dozen themed sims. Don’t be intimidated though, there’s a handy shopping guide to help you out. Second, it’s extremely in depth. This isn’t just a sale, this is a full fledged Faire. There are live events going on throughout the entire duration of the Faire.  Third, and most importantly, the Faire is participating in Relay For Life. As of this post, Second Life has raised over L$4,000,000 (nearly $16,000 USD) for the American Cancer Society. You can see up to date totals at Relay for Second Life.

This is a very important cause for me as my mom beat cancer last year.

7 Deadly s{K}ins

The base for this disturbing yet beautiful moth woman is the skin Opal from 7 Deadly s{K}ins. Opal is a paper white skin, however there are variations for purchase. Each eyebrow color comes in an Omega applier pack with three skin variants including both the face and body. You can choose from pink, blue, white (seen here), grey, or no eyebrows for $L499 each. The fatpack includes all 5 colors as well as black eyebrows for L$1,996.

The Opal shape is also on sale for $L299. The shape is designed for Catwa’s Catya head and Maitreya’s Lara body. The main images in this post don’t use the Opal shape, however you can see it on the promo image below.

 

Another huge perk of such a pale skin is the tint factor. If you use body parts that have tint options for the skin layer you can tint this white to any available color. It’s wonderful for fantasy avatars of all hues!

Opal is available at the San Mora Fantasy Faire sim.

 

 

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Bento Heads vs Standard Mesh – What’s Right For You?

While the standard system heads can look nice, many people opt for mesh heads instead. With mesh you have many options, not only based on creator and style, but also in what type of head to get. Both standard and bento mesh heads have their uses. Read on to learn which is more suited to your own personal needs.

Catwa: Vampire Annie (Standard Mesh)

Standard Mesh Heads

Standard mesh heads are great for people who don’t often have the desire to change their base look. What you see is what you get in terms of shape. You can alter the appearance with different skins, but the base itself will not change. Think of using skins like painting a sculpture. The final product will look different depending on the colors and shapes you use but the sculpture itself remains unchanged under the paint. For more information about how much of an impact shapes and skins have on your look check out our informational post.

Standard doesn’t necessarily mean static. While some standard mesh heads don’t move at all, many have movement options. The movement ranges from basic blinking to more in depth expression HUDs allowing for smiling, sticking tongues out, and more.

Bento Heads

Catwa: Lona (Bento Mesh)

Bento mesh heads are a godsend for people who want to switch up their appearance on a regular basis. With bento mesh you can adjust your facial shape with the appearance sliders. This allows for an entirely different base shape as often as you’d like. Combined with the use of skins you can get many different looks with just one purchase. For more information about how much of an impact shapes and skins have on your look check out our informational post.

As with standard heads, bento heads do not have to remain static. Many have in depth animations so you can express your mood through your face. Different brands have different animations so make sure to look into them before purchasing.

Making The Choice

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Free Dove Friday: April 21, 2017

Since discovering The Free Dove, I’ve decided to showcase one look a week with items from the store. Welcome to the eleventh installment of Free Dove Friday!

This week showcases looks from TentatioN and Sn@tch!

Fast Facts On The Brand

  1. TentatioN
    • Casual clothing, formal clothing, and shoes.
    • Offers products for men and women.
    • Marketplace has over 1,000 items.
  2. Sn@tch
    • Hair, clothes, accessories, shoes, you name it they have it.
    • Caters mostly to women.
    • Marketplace has nearly 2,000 items (including selections for men).

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A Day At The Springs (Ft. Lurve & [satus Inc])

Welcome to the final Fashion Dazzle post of April. Today you get to peek at an adorable swimwear set and a sexy wet tank and shorts outfit! Make sure to visit Fashion Dazzle before it closes on April 26.

Lurve Beachwear Set

Spring is the perfect time to go swimsuit shopping. Many IRL shops have suits out, why not grab yours in Second Life too? This cute set from Lurve is sold in four different colors. Each set includes the swimsuit, sunglasses, and flip flops. It comes in four colors: Aqua, Pink, Sunshine (seen here), and Sky Blue. You can purchase each color for L$195 each or the fatpack for L$695.

Lurve also has a mesh cardigan sweater and mini dress at their booth.


[satus Inc] Shorts & Top

Warmer weather means it’s finally time to break out the short and sexy outfits. This tank and shorts set from [satus Inc] is perfect for hanging out at the beach or running errands. The set comes in 6 colors: Black, Pink, Purple, Blue, Wet (seen here), and White. Each set comes with both black (seen here) and blue shorts. The wet version is semi transparent which is great for any beach activities or showing off whatever you have on (or not) underneath.

You can also find two windmills for sale at the [satus Inc] booth.

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Welcoming Spring With Baby Monkey

Baby Monkey‘s products are as cute as their name implies. The designer has a booth at this month’s Fashion Dazzle selling five wonderful products for women, each with an optional add on HUD sold separately.

Product Basics

Each Basic product can be purchased for L$400 and the Spring HUD addon can be purchased for L$200. The Basic set gives you ten colors and the Spring HUD adds another ten. Please note that the Spring HUD addon is JUST the HUD. In order to use it you need the Basic product.

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Of Dresses And Flowers

Spring brings us so many fun things, aside from allergies of course. This post shows off some of the most noticeable: dresses, flowers, and a dress with flowers! The looks used today can be purchased at Fashion Dazzle‘s Spring event through April 26. Check out our event post for more information on this month’s Fashion Dazzle.

EccentriciXi

This gorgeous floral dress by EccentriciXi is exclusive to Fashion Dazzle. I love all the pinks, light purples, and reds in the flowers. Paired with the green sash it really pushes the idea that Spring is here and I’m ready for it. It can be purchased at Fashion Dazzle for $L99.

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