Hello beauties, hope you had an awesome weekend!
This post has been updated as the mesh heads were updated on December, you can check the new updates and features on this post clicking here.
Today I wanted to do a special blog post about The Shops mesh head as many skin creators have done more appliers for it, specially Glam Affair just released Artemis and Lara for this mesh head in the regular skin tones, they are beautiful I must say. You can check both on the picture below.
Classic with Lara and Babydoll with Artemis
So lets start! The Shops Mesh head it’s available in 5 different types: babydoll, classic, moody, fierce and soft and also you can choose to buy the classic and the deluxe version the difference between this two are that classic won’t come with emotes.
The first thing you have to do is get the huds that are being sent just when you arrive at The Shops, one is the shopping hud that you need to buy everything there and the other one is the style hud that is essential to have when you get one of the products as with it you can change skin, makeup, etc. To buy at The Shops you have to locate the big yellow round sign to buy credit, that’s the only way to pay for things as you’ll be using the shopping hud, you cannot buy without it.
When you get the head you bought, in the package you’ll get: two style heads “normal” and retrofit, five different alphas and 3 notes with instructions and troubleshooting help. The retrofit head is intended to use without The Shops body for a better fit.
Next step is to wear the head and the proper alpha and of course the style hud. The style hud is not hard to understand and to work with, in the following pic I’m showing you the different first buttons you’ll see when you push style on the hud. If you hit modify you will see this three options (on retrofit): size, adjust eyelashes and emotes. On size you can choose from petite, small, medium, large and curvy. On adjust eyelashes you’ll get to modify them on size, depth and height. Finally, on animation/emote you can choose to turn on or off blink and talk and you also can choose your eyes and mouth open or closed, remember this option is only available on Deluxe.
Now let’s customise the head. On this head you can customise everything, hairbase, eyebrows, eyeshadows, lipsticks and of course the skin. Everything works with appliers that you have to install if they are from a third party designer, just attach the applier hud and click install. For the shops appliers it will show you right on the hud without need of installation. But where do the appliers I installed go? See that star button? well, there they are. I have installed Glam Affair’s appliers, the only thing you have to do is click on the applier you want and it will change your face. If you want to wear another applier just click Unstyle and your face will go white again so you can start all over applying other stuff. If you want to get a demo applier first install it but this time they will go to the demo button.
So many people will say what’s going on with the neck cause maybe there will be a line between your neck and your own body, this won’t show if you have The Shops mesh body but if you want to use it with your own shape and you don’t want to see that neck line is just a matter of wearing the retrofit head, anyway you’ll see a white neck line and that you can fix by choosing any of the available skintones on the hud. Just click the button skintone and choose between all the colours available until you find a perfect match, for example for Asia tone from Glam Affair the skintone 7 works great and as you can see I don’t have a neck line. Another thing you can do is to adjust the head size and of your course your shape, it’s best if you have 0 fat body. This are the different sizes that you can change so your head fits perfect.
Head Size: 60
Head Stretch: 60
Head Length: 60
So what do I think about this product? Well I must say that I found it a bit pricy, as the deluxe mesh head will cost you 5000L and the classic will be 2999L, besides that I found it very nice as you can choose from different style heads and the fact that you can customise it it’s pretty cool cause you won’t look like everyone else who owns a mesh head. I’ve seen designers that already have done makeup and skin appliers for this head like Glam Affair, Pink Fuel, Essences, The Skinnery, The Sugar Garden, etc. You can check here all the designers that have done makeup and skin appliers for this head and for other mesh attachments for The Shops. I tried the mesh head with Physique from Slink and it won’t fit right on the neck it won’t be that noticeable but it won’t fit perfect. Do I think is worth buying? If you like mesh attachments it’s definitely a must and if you always wanted to try a mesh head but you’re afraid to look like everyone else this head is perfect for you.
Note: This is my personal point of view about this mesh head, I wasn’t been asked to make a review nor The Shops is sponsoring this blog or post. All the explainable pictures haven’t been edited except for the shapes and the text, they were taken on mid graphics and with AnaLutetia AvatarOpt2 Whiter windlight.
Head: Classic (Deluxe) by The Shops – The Mesh Project
Head Applier: Lara by Glam Affair – Aida Ewing
Hair: Tulip by Truth – Truth Hawks
Dress: Gina bodycon by Tee*Fy – Azure Electricteeth at Collabor88
Leggings: *BB* Leggings by CelfieCali/LDP – Mercedes Kane at The Thrift Shop
Shoes: New York by Essenz – Senzati0n Domenitzo at The Thrift Shop
Cats: Sitting lazy, Curled on Back and Cuddling Pair (rare) by Fashionably Dead – Toast Bard at The Arcade Gacha
Books: Books & Tea by Tarte – Alixxbella at The Arcade Gacha