♥ Catwa – Gwen Mesh Head Review ♥

Hey loves!
It’s been a while since I have actually written a review for you guys so please excuse my dustiness :P

Now most of you know (and if you don’t I wonder how cosy that rock is :P) but Catwa has released heads in the past namely Jessica, Annie and Vampire Annie.
Well her recent release was Gwen which was an amazing head all by itself but with the promise of more emotions. Well… For those of you who were waiting patiently that wait is now over.
The new updates for Gwen are now out and I will be telling you about it and where to find it and how to activate it.

I hope this will somewhat informative to you and if you do have any questions you can either IM me or Catwa have a live support chat group in which you can
copy and paste the following link in local chat, then click it, Join the group & ask away!
secondlife:///app/group/29c5ca14-7e13-fdf0-c531-2507844a1eef/about

Main

This is the Gwen head and with it I am using an applier from *YS&YS* which I will link down the bottom in the credits.
If you do not use YS&YS however you can find a whole list of skin creators HERE

I did add a small filter in Photoshop to the whole image but I didn’t edit or shape the face whatsoever.

Also you can DEMO the head at the Catwa store the demo’s do everything the full version does, this also includes being able to try demo’s of appliers at the skin creators stores.

All omega appliers will work, please purchase omega Catwa relay

As for eyes you need to have mesh eyes to wear with this head.
I am using ones from IKON.

Catwa included a shape with the head but you can use your own just remember to put the Eye Depth to zero.

Using this head with your favourite mesh body?
The head is more compatible Maitreya, Slink and Belleza as they have a nice alpha neck fix extension.
TMP and SL system body also work too but it’s possible you might need to enable the neck fix of the head.
This head is not modifiable, but you can edit your shape using head stretch and head length.

Below is an image that will show you what comes with your purchase.
Oooo Pretties!
Pack include

You get a bunch of HUDs mini HUD, main HUD, and teeth neck hair HUD and one for Animations.

Your Mini HUD can be worn to walk around everywhere in SL because it doesn’t have re-texturing buttons which makes it lag FREE. Which is smashing because not all of us can embrace the lag without wanting to punch it square in the face ;)

Main HUD and Hair/Teeth & Neck HUD both have many save slots, you can save your favourite appliers on them if you are like me and can be forgetful :P
The Main HUD and Hair/Teeth and Neck HUD both can be very laggy if you have saved many appliers on the save slot buttons.
It’s best to detach these once you have finished making your face all pretty lol.

All of the head textures can be tinted via HUDs, Also all layers have Shininess enabled and can be controlled and tinted via HUDs.
So let’s see what these HUDs look like.

MAIN HUD

The HUD is very self explanatory but if you do struggle be sure to read the notecard that comes in the box.

Brows
Lips
Skins
Lashes

The HUD includes a variety of lashes that you can change to and tint any colour you like, I actually really love these, they look so natural but at the same time they make your eyes pop and look amazing on pictures. Just don’t forget to click the Blend button to make sure they don’t look clumpy! 
Which you can see below. 

                                      Before Blend                                             After!

:-P She seems happy now eh? 

Now for the big reveal, I know you didn’t all just read this through to see how I make my lashes so pretty so here goes…

Ladies… You can now purchase an extra hud with 504 animations, that wasn’t a typo, I double checked :P 504!

The activator is sold separately and only works with the Gwen Head BUT it is now available at the store so you can really show people how you are feeling lol.
All you have to do is swing by Catwa (Landmark is in the box) and buy update activator.
Simply wear the Animation HUD that you got with the head, along with the activator, click “Activate” and bobs your Uncle and Fanny’s your Aunt, you have lift-off :D

If you are still unsure on how to activate this Catwa was kind enough to provide a 6 minute video in which you can watch HERE  

And here’s what that little HUD of preciousness looks like.

New Anims

Don’t you just want to play with it? :D Well you know what to do now incase you do ;)

Catwa also added an update with the teeth HUD which means you are able to have a cut version of the bunny teeth… So damn adorable!

Teeth

And of course not forgetting a quick preview of the Hair/Teeth/Neck HUD.
Which is perfect obviously for tinting your hairbases, especially with Catwa Hair. ♥

 

And last but not least before I wrap this up, I have made two short video’s showing off the expressions and how she looks when she talks I have so you get the general idea of how they look.

 

I really hoped this review helped you and it wasn’t too boring :P and if you get the animations you enjoy them to the fullest.

Skin
*YS&YS* – Ava – Tone 02 – By Monicuzza Babenco
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Head
Catwa – Gwen – By Catwa Clip *NEW*
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Eyes
Ikon – Triumph Eyes – Armor – By  Ikon Innovia
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Body
Maitreya – Lara – By Onyx LeShelle
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Hair
Catwa – Bree – Black – By Catwa Clip

Outfit
Pixicat – Dusk – By Areve
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Tattoo
White Widow – Chocolat – By Julie Hastings *NEW@Shiny Shabby*
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