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UnBeauty Parlor-Update for Babies!

by SleepyTabby Posted 3rd Jul 2014 at 11:38 AM - Updated 5th Oct 2014 at 2:31 AM by SleepyTabby : added in baby age compatibility
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*UPDATE* 8.17.14 - Silly me, I figured out how to enable many of these effects for babies too. Now Sims of all ages can have unique effects for their faces. In particular, I enabled the effects used by toddlers for babies. This means that the following folders have been updated: Freckles, Beauty Marks, Facial Details, and Eyelashes.

To use these on babies, you will need a modded object that allows you to make changes to a baby's appearance. I use the Sim Blender by twojeffs.

Custom baby hair and clothes by Theraven at moonlightdragons. Registration required.

Original Blurb

Welcome to SleppyTabby's UnBeauty Parlor! Are your Sims suffering from flawless skin? Are they immune to the effects of aging and stress? Want them to undergo pro-aging treatment? Well, happy days! You've stumbled to the right place!

Here at SleepyTabby's UnBeauty Parlor, we specialize in making Sims look special and unique. And we are more than willing to share our trade secrets and heck, we'll even throw all our tools in, for FREE. Yes, you heard us folks. You can have all this with the simple click of a button.

But what is "all this"? Why is it unbeautiful? And when will this post stop frustrating spell checks with its made-up vocabulary? Who knows about that last one, but here's what you can find in this packaged deal. Multi-wearable, layer-able facial effects. All of these, save for the wrinkles, are available for all ages and both genders.

Click the button for the gory details of what's in this upload. Go on, I dare you.



Don Jr., who looks kind of big to be a toddler, says he can't wait to grow up and be a womanizer like his pa with features like these. Meanwhile, Wilira was so excited, she transformed into a child just to try these out.



Poor Randy, though. She felt kind of self-conscious, being at a delicate teen age, but one day she'll appreciate her natural beauty.



Whereas Mohn gave up his lifetime dream of selling faucets just to look more sophisticated. Wrinkles sure give a man character. He also proved not everyone has noticeable eyelashes...since I ironically forgot to give him any.



With how long it took to model for all the swatches, Nain found himself an elder, with some more miles on his face and a scar from when the camera impaled him.



You can find all these questionably wonderful products right here, under the Download tab. They've been kindly separated into different folders and files are clearly labeled, so you only have to grab what you want.

Nitpick details: Some of these overlays don't look good on all skintones. On some shades of skin, you can scarcely even see them. Many of these effects were intended to be subtle, so it's inevitable that they may not be easy to see. The scars, in particular, can be difficult to perceive, mostly because I wanted them to be far more subtle than other scar overlays I've seen up for download. Other times, they will look too obvious or look like dirt was splattered on the Sim's face. Take a look at Dark Freckles and check out the light-skinned girl to see what I mean.

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Body Shop, Maxis, The Compressorizer, Paintshop Pro X6, and all the tutorials here on MTS that have taught me so much of what I know about creating for The Sims 2.

Lastgale, for his helpful suggestions on what kind of overlays to make.

I don't believe the models are wearing any custom content from other creators (just unreleased stuff by me), but if you notice something that somehow sneaked in there, please let me know and I'll provide appropriate credit. EDIT: Duh, that little redheaded girl is using a hair mesh by Cazy, retextured by me. You can find his/her original here.

Maxis Flags: None
Gender: Unisex

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sourpussy-Wrinkles.rar | 'Cause not everyone can afford an Elixir of Life.

Size: 173.9 KB · Downloads: 1,732 · 3rd Jul 2014
173.9 KB 1,732 3rd Jul 2014
Sourpussy-Freckles.rar | Now Sims of all skintones can freckle in the sun!

Size: 277.3 KB · Downloads: 1,667 · 3rd Jul 2014
277.3 KB 1,667 3rd Jul 2014
Sourpussy-Eyelashes.rar | Natural(ish) eyelashes for all Simmies.

Size: 79.4 KB · Downloads: 1,365 · 3rd Jul 2014
79.4 KB 1,365 3rd Jul 2014
Sourpussy-Beauty Marks.rar | Also known as moles. Give character to your Sims' faces!

Size: 212.3 KB · Downloads: 1,675 · 3rd Jul 2014
212.3 KB 1,675 3rd Jul 2014
Sourpussy-Facial Details.rar | Define one's face with clefts, eyelids, and scars.

Size: 171.1 KB · Downloads: 1,693 · 3rd Jul 2014
171.1 KB 1,693 3rd Jul 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Not actually evil.
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#2 Old 3rd Jul 2014 at 6:58 PM
Thanks for adding more interest and character to our sims mugs!
Theorist
#3 Old 3rd Jul 2014 at 7:56 PM
Great work, and a fun write-up too! I was just imagining how the TV commercials go - in the before picture they're all glum and dejected but in the after picture they have broad smiles with twinkles in the eye.
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#4 Old 3rd Jul 2014 at 8:55 PM
@CatofEvilGenius-Thank you for the nice comment! Hopefully some part of this set can come in handy for others.
@Sophie-David-Thanks, I went kind of bonkers trying to think of what to say about this set, other than "Behold, proof I spend too much time doodling for my Sims!" I was tempted to have them smile more broadly-like they do when they see another Sim they like-but it distorted their face too much.
Not actually evil.
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#5 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 12:33 AM
Too much time doodling for sims? I do not understand these words! XD Glad you have the time to make face doodles for us. The sims do start to blur together for me so quirky details really make the game more visually interesting to me.
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#6 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 12:56 AM
Aw, thanks. I'm glad these can come in handy. I agree, the Sims could use more diversity, which is why it's cool that so many people have created overlays and special effects for them. (Gushy moment: I was happy to learn that your Asian eyelids blend well on the skintones I've been working on. They're not pictured here, but one of my Sims has them.)

Plus, these were mostly a break from my attempts at meshing. I'm working on a natural body shape project with Lastgale, and it's...well, kind of a big project for a newbie like me. Oh well. Live and learn, and practice makes experience. Er, perfect.
Needs Coffee
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#7 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 2:13 AM
These look great, I especially like the crows feet.
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#8 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 3:02 AM
@joandsarah77-Thank you. The wrinkles were probably my favorite to do, just because they add such character to the Sims. It's fun to have options, in case you want them to look like they lived either happy or miserable lives. But it's hard to actually make wrinkles that look okay on the Sims.
Instructor
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#9 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 5:12 AM
Very unique upload! Sometimes our sims can be a bit too perfect. They can be so perfect that they start to look the same. This upload allows you to add a bit more realistic diversity. Great job!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 6:16 PM
Love these sets!! The freckles are my favorite also- the custom eyes you have on your sims are lovely! Are they unreleased by you or could we find them somewhere? Either way, would love to know; I love custom eyes but sometimes they get cartoon-y and the ones you use here look very natural. Thanks again for the download!
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#11 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 9:16 PM
@AriesFlare-Thank you for the nice comment! Obviously, I completely agree with you about Sims needing imperfections. Personally, I think it's more attractive when people have some sort of quirk about them.

@Casseh-Thank you for your kind words. The eyes are by me, and are unreleased. I've been trying to find a balance between cartoon and realistic so that they look good when the Sims animate. I'll be releasing them soon, but I just have to get it more "ready" (some of the colors and shading still seem off to me). I liked how Phaenoh released her eye set so that you can pick and choose defaults or just go totally custom, so I was hoping to do the same.
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 9th Jul 2014 at 9:49 PM
What a great set of "unbeauty". Thank you! :-)
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#13 Old 10th Jul 2014 at 4:13 PM
@MacApple-Thank you, I hope you enjoy it.
Test Subject
#14 Old 12th Jul 2014 at 9:55 PM
these are lovely thanks! did you do the skintones?
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#15 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 4:33 AM
@punkin: Thank you! Yes, I did the skintones, but they're still unreleased, as they're a work-in-progress. I'm still not happy with them (need to touch up shading, smooth out some seams), but when I reach a point that I'm satisfied, I'll probably release them here on MTS.
Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Jul 2014 at 9:23 PM
awesome! been looking for skins having a hard time finding ones i really like
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#17 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 6:01 PM
@punkin

So you know, I'm still working on those skins. It's my first time making a skinset, so it has a lot of work needed to be done. I'm getting some help in the Creator Feedback Forum right now (finally found it; for some reason, I kept looking in the Creative Corner :P). Sorry it's taking so long, but hopefully you've found some other skins that you like as well. There are a lot of great ones out there.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 10:36 PM
Its fine im very patient
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 5:49 AM
So cool. Thankyou so much. My sims are all individuals in my eyes and now they can look like they are too. Can't wait to use these - Thanks again.
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#20 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 6:09 PM
@Simgirlsam, thanks for leaving such a nice comment. Hope these work out well for your Sims.
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#21 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 6:17 AM
Thanks!