Build: 8f8 – Koi house (Xiasumi)
Charms: Antielle – Ofuda charms (Xiasumi)
Lanterns: Anc – Temari
Cushions: Soul mates – Japanese Kyoudai Zabuton
Calligraphy: 8f8 – Shodo set (Xiasumi)
Torii gate: PFC – Torii Gate
Ah Autumn. I still prefer Summer but at least it’s better than Winter! But if you’re bundled up in a warm coat in a cosy café (with a pet pig?) it’s not so bad.
Kustom9 is open again and there are lots of snuggly fall-related items. Everything from clothing and skins to houses and furniture is here so make sure you pay a visit!
There’s also a new release from Glam Affair at The Liaison collaborative too! It’s a futuristic, sci-fi variation of Artemis and she has some fantastic colours on her! Cyber Princess Artemis is available in America tone and features 6 lovely makeups, all of which include 8 eyebrow colours and one browless version, tintable eyebrow tattoo layer and various recommended brow-shapes.
Build: Haikei – Outdoor open house (Kustom9)
Furniture: Sari Sari – Twig furniture set (Kustom9)
Coffee mug: ANE – Slon set (Gacha)
The Sugar Garden released a brand new mesh head the other day. Her name is Tsu and she’s been teased to us on Eilfie’s Flickr timeline for a few months now. But she’s finally here and she’s a real cutie! Usually I’m not one for mesh heads but I just had to show you how adorable this one is and take you through some of the features it has!
All photos from here onwards are raw, and have not been edited in any way with the exception of cropping, resizing and adding text.
This product was given to me for review.
TSG’s mesh head is rigged mesh. It’s not fitted mesh but you can still change the size of the head using your shape sliders. And it fits all of the rigged mesh hair I’ve tried on it which is good news.
It’s static, which means it’s not animated (like blinking etc.) but you can easily change expressions using the HUD. And you can also wear your own default/mesh/prim eyes with it.
It’s currently being sold for 3000L$ and includes all of the following;
When you purchase your pretty little head, you get the following included in the package;
.tsg. Mesh Head Alpha
.tsg. Mesh Head Instructional Notecard
.tsg. Tsu skin (In the tone to match your head. Bust, no bust, toned and soft-body versions included)
.tsg. Tsu Mesh Head
.tsg. Tsu Mesh Head HUD
I will say right off the bat that I love how the skin is included. Many mesh heads nowadays require purchasing the skins or appliers separately, which can often lead to complaints of people accidentally buying the wrong skin that won’t match their attachments (I won’t lie, I’ve done that before). But not this one!
The Hud is very self-explanatory as far as ease-of-use goes. Just wear it and click the logo to get started, then you can choose from makeups, hairbase and eyebrow colours and expressions. There are 16 makeups to choose from, 15 facial expressions and 32 preset hair colours (which you can tint using the bar below). Clicking the buttons at the bottom will take you to TSG’s various social networks where you can stay up to date on updates, fixes and new releases.
The makeups are all really cute and there are many colours and styles to choose from so you can go from sweet angel-face to gothic rocker at the click of a button. And the expressions are so much fun to play around with, and offer more variety and quality than the SL defaults.
If you happen to detach your HUD, you have to take off the head and wear it again in order for it in sync again. Which might become a little tedious if you’re in a laggy area and want to remove the HUD, but then decide you want to change your facial expression to wink at the cutie across the sim. But it takes not even 2 seconds to sync so it’s not that big of a deal.
When you wear the HUD, it’s kind of small. So small in fact I couldn’t read the text underneath each expression/makeup. And, as far as I know, there’s no way to resize it as of yet. In order to get the closeups for the HUD above, I had to rez it on the ground and zoom in.
Tsu was designed to be worn with the default SL body in mind, but I know some of you have been converted to the mesh body side and might want to wear it with say the Wowmeh, Slink Physique or The Shops.
Because the Tsu head is rigged mesh and not fitted mesh, you might have some issues with seams around mesh body parts, so I’ve taken a few pictures to show you how each of them fit.
Of course it’s going to be difficult to get it to match The Shops body anyway, since they only work with The Shops skins. The Wowmeh Silhouette does have a little pokey-outie bit at the back but you can’t see it if you’re wearing longer hair, and the Slink Physique fits almost perfectly if you hide the neck part on the alpha HUD.
You can purchase body appliers from the TSG mainstore!
Eilfie has mentioned so far that she has plans to make a tattoo applier layer, so that you can add your own beauty marks and freckles to the head and make it totally unique to you. And also the fantasy tones will be coming very soon (at the moment, only 7 natural tones are available).
She has also mentioned on her blog that she will be creating different styles of mesh heads too!
I don’t have any official confirmation on the rest but maybe in future it will be fitted so that it fits mesh bodies better?
Overall, I think for a mesh head, I’m pretty impressed. Usually I would avoid mesh heads because I’m quite fond of my avatar’s face shape, but actually, Tsu is too adorable to pass up. I might not wear her constantly but I will for sure crack her out again for posts. And the fact that there are plans to make it more unique and customisable to each person (something that mesh heads on the market severely lack) is fantastic news.
Really, the only issue that’s problematic (for me) is the size of the HUD.
Eilfie is very good at listening to feedback and suggestions so I’m excited to see what other future plans there will be.
You can purchase it for 3000L$ or try on a Demo for free at The Sugar Garden Mainstore
Thank you to Eilfie for providing the head for the purpose of this review!
All the schools in my area have broken up for the summer holidays this week. So I felt like doing something school-related was appropriate (that and I could resist this cute gacha uniform from Amitomo at Okinawa summer fest!).
In case you forgot, The Seasons story is still going on until the end of the month. You don’t have long left to grab these cute Betty sandals from Tee*fy or the various art supplies from Xiaj. There are tons of great designers at this event so I definitely recommend you take a peek if you haven’t already.
Build: Picnic – 4 door prefab
Art supplies: XIAJ – Sunday morning gacha (TSS)
Bento boxes: XIAJ – Summer bento (Okinawa fest)
Whiteboard: Half deer – Standing whiteboard
Curtains: Kalopsia – Flying curtain
Today is the 21st and you know what that means? Two-for-one on shoes! It’s 21shoe day! Koikoi has made this really cute pair of hot-pink wedges for one of their two-for-one items. You can get these and a nice pair of polkadot blue pumps for the price of just one pair! All of the shoes for sale during this event are exclusive. Meaning they will likely never be sold again, so if you want high-quality shoes for a cheap price, here’s your answer!
I have an exciting new release from Glam Affair to show you! Her name is Artemis and isn’t she stunning? She’s coming to Collabor88 on the 8th August. I know some of you are thinking; ‘But we’re still in July! Collab is ages away!’ but I decided to give you guys a little something to whet your appetite anyway! The next round is a doozy because it happens to be Collabor88’s birthday! The theme is a great one too so I hope you’re all as excited as I am!
Sofa: Pilot – Plain tufted sofa (Kustom9)
Cocktails: Poche – Tropical drink (Okinawa fest)
Table: Keke – into the woods table (Kustom9)
Telephone: Floorplan – Payphone
Vendor: Floorplan – Book exchange machine (Kustom9)
Boombox: Soy – Vintage boom box (Kustom9)
The Seasons Story is now open and everything has gone down a bit of a country lane for summer it seems! So what better way to show off all these awesome goodies than with a picnic down on the farm?
8f8 has made a really nice ‘secret hideout’ gacha full of cute, romantic and whimsical things to win. There’s trees, chairs and picnic blankets with poses for singles or as a couple and a whole load of adorable decorations like photo albums and crafty goods. It’s perfect for picnics!
What’s a picnic without tasty treats then? Poche, lord of all pixel food, (in my opinion) has baked some tasty orange tarts up that serve you a slice when you touch them as well as some deliciously adorable ice-lollies to keep you cool too!
Glam Affair has released a brand new, never seen before skin tone for The Seasons Story and Cassia seems to pull it off well! Since the Tropic tone is new, when you purchase any one of the 6 makeups, you get all of the appliers you could possibly need included in the box. So you won’t need to run around the mainstore picking up all the appliers you need. As per usual, each makeup comes in 8 eyebrow colours. This is just one of the 2 new skin colours that have made their debut this week, I’ll be showing the other new tone in a post later this week so watch out for that!
Blanket: 8f8 – Our Secret hideout (TSS)
Albums: 8f8 – Our Secret hideout (TSS)
Hay bales: Cheeky Pea – Whitby hay bales (TSS)
Bar: Cheeky Pea – Whitby Pallet bar (TSS)
Goats: Half Deer – Pygmy goats (TSS)
Guitar: Aitui – Epic Acoustic (TSS)
Table: Junk – Salvaged tractor table (TSS)
Sign: Junk – Fresh Eggs sign (TSS)
Tarts: Poche – Summer orange tart (TSS)