Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Chapter 72

Get Together has since been released and I've jumped back into the game!  I'm loving this expansion pack!

The island in Windenburg is my favorite.  What about you?  What is your favorite district?  Let me know in the comments!

I've since built a luxury beachhouse (Gallery link) with tons of Get Together build and buy items.  I love this one!  It was so much fun to build.  Check out some pics!

I've featured this new lot on my YouTube Channel!  You can watch it below.  There's a Grand Tour and at the end I also play the lucky household I've moved into the lot: Malcolm Landgraab, his fiance Cassandra Goth, and his half-sister Sarah Firecracker.  Check it out!

You'll notice in the video that Sarah Firecracker has a makeover!  I gave her one of the beautiful new hairs from Get Together: the side braid.  I really think she looks amazing now!  What do you think?

She looks almost all grown up, but she's still a teenager.  When she ages up to adult, I'll marry her out of the lot so that Malcolm and Cassandra can fill it up with babies! <3

Cassandra also got a new hair style.  I think the straight hair look is perfect for her!

I still have a lot of exploring to do in Get Together.  So far, I've been looking at all the new hair styles and new outfits.  I love so many of them and since I use my blog as a kind of way to "scrapbook" my experiences playing the Sims 4, I'm going to show off my favorite outfits, hairstyles, and stuff using my Sim, teenager Maria Lothario!  Check it out below!

Get Together Hair Styles-Female

The gorgeous loose side braid, perfect for Sarah Firecracker's rounder face, too.

I love the "V" in the back.  This is the one I gave to Cassandra Goth.  It makes her look older!

I love ethnic hair styles.  This one is awesome and actually, I think, really looks great with Maria's facial structure.

This one is cute!

I really like this one.  Very trendy.

I like this one, too.  I love how each hair style fits a Sim personality.  Like this one, I'd put on a workaholic, serious Sim in the Business Career.

This one is nice, but I feel like we already have one very similar to it.  I do like the formal sweep from the side, though.  I can see this for a wedding updo.  The beautiful bun in the back is easier to see with lighter shades.

Get Together Outfits - Female
I love this - can't wait to have my Sims party at a club wearing this!

Or this

This one, though, looks more like it should have been released with Spa Day.  It seems like something you'd wear to do Yoga, lol.

I love the zippers on the back!

And the DJ earphones is really cute.  I'm not too psyched about the T-shirt designs, though.

There's also really cute shorts.  I like the belts around the legs.

The mini-skirts are much appreciated, too!  I'm not sure I like the one in red, though - a bit too "ultra-modern," I guess, lol

The pink crop pants are really cute!  I have a pair just like it!  LOL

And at first I thought I might not like this skirt, but I think it actually has this nice "island" vibe thing going on.  Or something you'd see a professional salsa dancer wear.  I really like it!

There's also some cute jackets that I think look great on Maria. I really like the floral pattern one.  It's unique, and the short length of the shirt underneath gives it a nice modern touch. 

And I really love the preppy suit on the right, the one in pink!  They did a great job making it look realistic.

The blouses are pretty cute, too, but for the one in the middle, I wish it came in more colors.

Lastly, the dresses.  The dresses!!! LOVE THEM ALL!  Especially this one.  For some reason, it reminds me so much of the Sims 2.  It's so Goth!

The other dresses are really cute.  These are my favorite color picks.

There's also a "beachy" vibe/ "island vacation" to these, that I like.

These two outfits are okay, but I really jus tlike the black lingerie type shirt on the one on the right.  I really don't like the bra-look on the left one, and the pants seem to have a really weird texture, and I don't like the "half-tucked-in" look on the front of the jean.

There's also only two new shoe styles.  Boots and a sandal/heel thing that looks very plain. I was hoping for some more heels, like crazy party club heels!  What the heck!

Okay, so that's all I got for today!  I'm planning a building spree in Windenburg, and I'm doing quite a lot of reshuffling.  I'd like to move a lot of my Sims into Windenburg.  There's also lots of new Sims that came in Windenburg that need to be relocated.  A lot of them seem like fun and I don't want to delete them!  Hopefully, I'll have more YouTube videos out, and more blog posts with screenshots.  I don't have as much time devoted to the Sims 4, though, since I'm currently really into Fallout 4.  

Thanks for reading, as always, and Happy Simming!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Chapter 71

Today I'm excited to show you what's been going on in my Sims 4 neighborhood rotation.  For me, half the fun is just building up my towns!  I'd like to show you Willow Creek's riverfront first!

Let's start with the one on the far right: the Railroad Museum by sashraf1.  I didn't build this cute lot, but I wish I did, lol!

My Sim Selena Rubio shows off the downstairs lobby.  The trains in the back are resized kid toys - brilliant idea!

The next building, second to right, is the Blue Velvet nightclub (made by EA Maxis).  The second to left one is a Winery Boutique by Jayocean.  I changed it from a retail lot to a bar, and modified the interior a bit...

I also changed the exterior a little - put more space between the trees in the vineyard out back, and added a piano out front for Sims to play.

Lastly, my absolute favorite of the four - the Cafe Rouge Remodel!

This lot was originally created and uploaded by Specter Cody here, and I basically remodeled the interiors.  Specter Cody created this lot towards the very beginning of when the Sims 4 was released, and since then, with all the new content, I added a lot of luxury party & spa items, in addition to adding a 3rd floor artist room, a wedding room, a photography studio, two entertainment rooms (piano/violin, and card tables/mic/guitar), and updated the bar & chess sun room.

This has seriously been so fun to play!  Sims can enjoy a chess game.  Here's Gladys and Scarlet.

Sims can enjoy coffee outdoors with a gorgeous view.

Or try the ice cream maker.  Here's Johnny trying out this crazy flavor...

Or they can try fizzy drinks at the bar.

Don, Scarlet, and Efrain

Katrina and her daughter Nina

Katrina and Nancy

I love watching my Sims play cards.  They make the cutest facial expressions.

Geoffrey's poker face

Don, Selena, and Gladys

Dr. George L'Ernitage, Cadence McWilliams, Natalia Tam (on guitar), Scarlet, and Selena

Selena isn't so sure about this game

Scarlet's funny face award

Scarlet cracks me up

I was a bit surprised to see who showed up to entertain at the Cafe Rouge... Teenager Alissa L'Amour!  (I thought you had to be at least a young adult).

And Cassandra Goth loves that violin! <3

And townie Natalia Tam, too.

Selena tries her hand at the piano, but she's still learning...

Selena is definitely one of my new favorites.  Here she is all glamorous at the Cafe Rouge...

In addition to these lots, I also have two new builds to share with you: the Sapphire Spa and the Old English Violin Lounge.  These two, along with the Cafe Rouge Remodel, are showcased in my November Tour YouTube video below!

(For more videos, click here to see what else I've recorded!)

First off, the Sapphire Spa, which I built right next to my nightclub, the Kissing Llamas.  I think they go well together.  They are similar architecturally!

Once again, I put the yoga class outdoors.

What's kinda funny is who the yoga instructor turned out to be while I was playtesting...  That's Rohan Valdivia, the Hermit of Granite Falls!

I wish Sims would stay in their vocations first selected randomly by the game, but oh, well... He's so zen with that unibrow, lol.  That unibrow is the only reason I even remembered he was the hermit, haha!  Zoe Hildebrand first discovered him we she found that secret lot...

Sims can avoid the yoga class if they want, though; I added some separate yoga mats out front on the balcony with some amazing views of Oasis Springs!

Scarlet soaks it all in

Scarlet helped me playtest the massage tables.  They're outdoors, too.

Nina helped with the chair massages for hand and feet.  Yep, they work. ;)

The ladies' changing room is also working out well.  I gave it lots of space (compared to my teeny tiny Sunspot Spa).

Nina, Nancy, and Maria

Lastly, the Old English Violin Lounge (also shown off in that video above - check it out!)...

For some reason, I really love the entrance.  It's so endearing...

I caught Katrina kissing her boyfriend Noah Rainey here, lol.

That's it for today!  Thanks for reading!

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