What Does My SL Actually Look Like

With all of the photoshopping and windlighting and fancy things we bloggers do to pictures, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the usual SL’ers experience. Some people come onto the grid and don’t even know HOW to change the lights. Personally, I remember someone teaching me how to make the sun come back as being a brilliant day. I got lamps for my SL house just FOR WHEN IT WAS DARK. I literally didn’t know what else to do.

So when I walked outside into the park near my house, in default lighting, I had this moment of realizing WOW that’s what this just looks like, without anything fancy, with nothing taxing the old graphics card – my setting was HIGH not ultra, and just the default region windlight.

It’s a testament to the quality of what I’m wearing I think, that everything skin, dress, hair etc doesn’t NEED a quick PS touch up to look pretty. If you buy these things, this is what you’re getting, without fail. No worry that I’ve changed the colors or the shape with little tweaks here or there to hide imperfections.

I think that’s great.

Another thing I’m here to share today is two of my favorite new things. The HUDS that make me beautiful.

In this photo I DID tweak the windlight to GOGO’S JuicyLovesYou  or it might’ve been Gogo Hearts SL I forget. The reason for that was because of the darkness in the day by the time I got to this shot – the colors on the nails didn’t show up very well. I tried to pick a windlight that simply lit up the sky rather than provided a lot of filtered color also. I’m wearing the pink peach tone of nails – from FLAIR for your SLINK nails. You just put on your slink nails – add the FLAIR HUD and touch – and your nails change to your color. Flair has now released so many colors of nails you’ll be hard pressed to ever wear any other I swear. It’s brilliant.

I’m also trying out the new EXILE HUD that Gogo has talked about too. It’s just brilliant, my favorite part are the little dots of color on each tone – that you can use to add highlights. I chose the orange one to compliment the peach dress I was wearing – and you can see it’s subtle but beautiful. I am wearing SHIMMER but I really liked the SNOW QUEEN version of the light blonde tones. As always EXILE has proven again why their blondes always make my short list of awesome.

That’s it for me today. Happy Wednesday my lovelies!

Gidge is Wearing:

Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Necklace: EarthStones Shells & Pearls Necklace – Misty
Hair – HUD: Exile::All Over You (HUD) Ice Blondes
Hair: Exile::All Over You (L)AON
Nail Color: Flair – Fingernails Applier Slink A/E – Set 61
Nails: Slink Avatar Enhancement Fingernails (ANIM)
Dress: SYSY’s – PonceauMaxidress – S – peachy
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes~smaller boobs for mesh
Skin: -Belleza- Aiko pale 6
Eyes: [PXL Creations] Eyes – Glow – Fate – Med
Poses: Pretense

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Cadadores the bit about getting lamps for when it was dark - that's keeping it real :-)
Fudgefor real, I did.
FudgeI mean - NO ONE TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO so I was like oh hey lamps, that must be what you do
Caddidn't change my skin for the first 3 months as I was worried I wouldn't be able to find it again.
WendyRiaxiki remember getting my first facelight and thinking "ohhh so thats what I look like"
WendyRiaxikso glad we have windlight now and don't need them though
Spunkerzthis article had me reflecting on my early SL and its awkwardness; made me laugh a lot to myself. thanks for that. a laugh to start the day is always good. :-)
✨SkyeCadlorakeet: OMG, I did that too. I thought if I changed something, or took it off, that it disappeared forever.
Dolly BaroqueOh god the lamp bit really hit home! I'd also sit on my front porch and WAIT for sunrise!
MightyMousewhat a great post, I also forget about my first few days in SL, but I do recall being 7 feet tall for a bit.
CultBratI had the hardest time when I joined. No one tells you what rez meant and I walked around wearing boxes for weeks!
Fudgemy first day my friend bought me a prim vagina, because "I would need it". Not knowing how to use my camera, I had put it on, and then, didn't know I walked around for two weeks with it showing through my pants
Fudgewhen I finally figured out the camera...i was like WHAT THE HELL
Tillbut the real question is: did you ever need it? shifty eyebrows
nimili refused to change clothes around people, instead i would go to my house and go into the bedroom of said house to change. i would not allow people to go into my room while i changed clothes either lol
FudgeTillHapmouche I still have it. invite me over, i'll pee on your floor with it.
VakiOh my god. My happiest day was when I learned how to make a lamp with a script that would turn it on and off, because then I could have lamps WHENEVER I WANTED. Yes. I learned how to make lamps before I learned

One thought on “What Does My SL Actually Look Like

  1. Tracy Rubble

    Awesome post! More bloggers should do this.

    I spend 99% of my time on the lowest possible graphics simply because I don’t want to burn out yet another laptop. So I stick low unless I need to take a picture or I want to see a sim in it’s full glory. Even then I rarely go higher than high.

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