Distinguish face and body tattoos in your inventory

This simple technique I’ve just “developed” (it’s really nothing, just can’t find the right word) because I’m lost in my ever-growing folder of tattoos by White Widow.

The above mentioned store has both face and body tattoos and sets contain either one of both. Since I can’t really distinguish them by name, I’ve decided to simply tag the folders in a similar way to how I tag appliers.

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Sticky: On inventory sorting

This blog is set up to focus on helping you sort your Second Life inventory. However, it also contains other posts about tips and tricks using the Second Life Viewer, with a few personal notes too.

If you’re here for inventory sorting, visit either the inventory sorting guide or look at the category Inventory.

Nail appliers

Undoubtedly the fastest growing collection in my inventory: SLink nail polish appliers. Lots of Flair, Orc Inc. and Shakeup! with a bit of Alyce, Blacklace Beauty and the phenomenal basic nails from League. Just trying to stay away from A.S.S. (and the rest of the Marketplace) since they have lots of cute stuff too!

I actually have some sorting criteria for the Flair polishes, since they really allow for this. I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t share them with you. Of course, the categories work for other stores as well:

  • Abstract
  • Abstract (plain)
  • Animal
  • Edged (bottom)
  • Edged (top)
  • Floral, Glitter
  • French (decorated)
  • French (plain)
  • Gradient
  • Lace, Lingerie
  • Line (horizontal)
  • Others
  • Plain
  • Seasonal

Ladies (and lads), which store do you prefer for nail polish appliers?

Applier sorting galore!

The other day, Siddean Munro from SLink dropped a bomb on Plurk when she announced an applier-only shopping district. I’m pretty sure that when you’re interested in this article, you have appliers in your inventory as well!

The other day I figured out I wanted to know which sets in my inventory come with appliers and for which body parts (or implants, as some call them). I already made this trick part of my sorting guidelines, but in the light of Siddean’s announcement I want to highlight it here.

I’ve started using special suffixes (tags) for body parts, which I append to the folder name of a product. I separate the product name and the tags using three spaces to clearly separate them from the name. I also surround each tag with braces to make them even easier to distinguish. Multiple tags are not separated by spaces.

Below are some tags you could use, I’ll assume you know what to use each tag for:

  • {Gos}
  • {Lolas}
  • {Phat Azz}
  • {Slink}

These tags shine when using the inventory search function as they prevent you from having to sift through folders looking for applier-enabled products.

One example is from a recent TGIF release from Blacklace, where Mariska Dufour went on the applier train and delivered four appliers in total (thanks for that, by the way). The end result:

Camillia (White & Pink)   {Gos}{Lolas}{Phat Azz}{Slink}

There it is. I hope this trick helps you sort your appliers. I’ll see you girls at the stampede once Siddean opens up the shopping district!

Smart outfits

I’ve always been very stuck to my skins and shape. I’ve built my shape from the ground up, taking about six years for it to reach its semi-final form, where I slightly morphed it into a Standard Sizing XS form. As such, she has her own set of signature looks: look at old pictures and you’ll still recognize good ol’ Tootsie.

While all that is fun, I also like to play dress-up, changing outfits multiple times a day if I’m in the mood for mix-and-matching. Constantly setting up my avatar from scratch is a tedious job, especially since I always use the same base setup. To save me the hassle, I used Second Life‘s built-in Outfits feature to make three basic outfits. If you’re not familiar with outfits, check out Second Life’s knowledge base article about using your inventory.

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