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~~ NuRey v3 ~ Forever ~~

by Sadi Kalen Posted 3rd Apr 2011 at 7:58 AM
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
~~ NuRey v3 ~ Forever ~~

Helgasim's legend lives on....

Thanks and credit belong to Helga for the free hair mesh file used in this recolour set. Please see the links below in the credits area for more of Helga's free downloads.

I am NOT the creator of this mesh file, though I have included the mesh file with this download to make it easier for you.

**Please make sure you download the HelgaMESH_61 WinRAR folder in the downloads tab; unzip and install it to your downloads folder. My recolours will only show up in your game if you have installed this mesh file as well.**

Today I bring you a lovely retextured/recoloured set of this pretty, simple feminine hairstyle from Helgasims. This one has to be my favourite of all the free Helgasims meshes I've discovered to date. I know this hair has been recoloured before but it is such a pretty mesh and I use it so much in my game, I decided to take up the challenge of recolouring yet another Helgasims mesh. Quite a challenge it was indeed! Although it appears to be a rather simple hairstyle, retexturing the hair proved to be anything but.

It took numerous attempts and hours of frustration with each colour to place my textures and blend them just right to get the hairstyle working without showing glitches that were in the original mesh file. This hair is better suited for darker colours due to this but I did my best with the lighter colours in my NuRey set. Because of this, some of the colours look rather unique with their shadows/highlighting and I have achieved the best result I could with my textures. I am not, however, complaining - far from it! This hairstyle tested both my skill and patience as a texture creator and artist. I'm happy I took on this hair with some very stunning results.


Black - Licorice, Olive, Cola, Treacle

Brown - Chocolate, Caramel, Cinnamon, Mocha

Blonde - Honey, Lemon, Vanilla, Coffee

Red - Berry, Apricot, Peach, Plum

Thanks so much to CatOfEvilGenius for creating the new hair binning tool i have used to bin all of these recolours. All the recolours in this set are colour binned/familied for your female sims from teen to adult with greys for your elders binned/familied and linked to the blondes. Sorry, this hair was made only for teen and up, so no children/preschooler hairs.

PLEASE NOTE: These recolours have again been decustomized. You will find them (without the little star on the thumbnails) in your maxis base game colour areas, not at the beginning of your colour bins with all of your usual custom binned colours.

All recolours are base-game compatible, no EPs required.

All sims modelling the hair-styles in these pictures are in clothing that can be downloaded free at:

**All of the cosmetics and genetics used in these pictures are NOT included with the hair recolours, you must visit the artist pages to download them.** - Please see credits below for links.

I have again rendered all recolours to one WinRAR folder for your convenience. The mesh file is in a separate WinRAR folder so don't forget to download that one first!

Also, please remember to click the "Thanks" button.


Additional Credits:
Credit for the hair mesh used in this recolour set belongs to Helga. I am NOT the creator of this hair mesh - I am merely the texturist/colourist of this recolour set. Helgasims' files can be found for free download here: - (for this mesh file in particular)

and here:

Credit and thanks belong to these awesome MTS artists for the use of their skintones, eyes and makeup in these pictures:

-Shady- - Sparkling Eyes - (Default Replacements)

astiees - Naturally Idealized Skins

Bruno - Makeup

Thanks so much to you all for such great custom genetics and makeups for my sims. Lip glosses used in these pictures are free for download/use from

Thanks and credit also belong to CatOfEvilGenius - hair binning tool.

All of the textures and hair recolours in this set are copyright to me. NO uploading to anywhere else online as your own work, please link back to this page and let me know if you wish to use these in your creations. Free for use in your games, pictures, galleries.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
HelgaNR3_Recolours BINNED.rar | ~ NuRey v3 ~ Forever ~ 16 recolour set of Helgasims' #61 hair.

Size: 8.35 MB · Downloads: 4,079 · 3rd Apr 2011
8.35 MB 4,079 3rd Apr 2011
HelgaMESH_61.rar | HelgaMESH #61 mesh file **REQUIRED DOWNLOAD**!!! You must install this file to see the HelgaNR3 recolour set.

Size: 266.8 KB · Downloads: 4,059 · 3rd Apr 2011
266.8 KB 4,059 3rd Apr 2011

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Hair Style: Shiny/Realistic Natural Colours
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Bin Type: Binned
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder

Tags: #NuRey, #Helga, #Helgasims, #Free, #Retexture, #Recolour, #Recolor, #Shiny, #Natural