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Cinnamon & Chai Workout – Cinnamon UV License for all

Cinnamon & Chai Workout - Cinnamon UV License for all

I always like to try and push the boundaries of what I am working with. Cinnamon & Chai is no exception, I am loving this body so much, wearing Cinnamon is kind of like a big HA to the SL UV Gods. Chai still has the SL UV for all but the feet, but even that is a joy to play with.

Speaking of feet, now as mentioned previously the feet are animated to change heights, so the thought process is that Slink shoes and other shoes will not work, that is not entirely true. It is going to depend on your ingenuity and inventory, or your ability to shop and demo like a demon. What is fun is that I am wearing these Vale Koer runners made for the Slink flat foot, and because they fit over the Cinnamon & Chai feet perfectly I was able to wear them and then use the animation to pointe my right foot and the shoes moved with, where as with the Slink feet they would not have done that unless made for. With the fantastic customising options I was able to get them to match to the Cinnamon & Chai athletic set that I grabbed at the Cinnamon & Chai store. I also found that an older gacha item from Vale Koer fit around my arm well enough in a Slink Hourglass fit, so double wins for me.

I love this set it comes in many different colour combos, and this and the pink and black are my favourites but I only had the arm thing in blue.
I was also able to custom match this fantastic belly piercing for the body by Punch, they came out with Cinnamon & Chai piercings so fast and this set I got in the full pack so I have all the metals all the gemstones options I can think of. It even comes in low, mid and high based on where they sit as piercings to the navel which I thought was so cool, I am wearing the mid.

As I said I am obsessed with the Cinnamon UV and for those that did not know yet, Siddean has made it available to other mesh body creators under a license to use, and that info is here and that is yet again another great thing Siddean has done for the SL community (that list grows and grows). That means that if you are planning a body in future you can use her UV and make sure that content going forward is available for as many products as possible, lightening the load for content creators.

I hit up Wasabi the other day and shopped so much I had to sit on the floor while I demo’d, all the gacha styles are now available to buy in whatever colour pack you love the most, I was so excited.

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Vestige Poses

Yoga items – Unkindness

Beach towel tote – Dust Bunny

Summer Yoga Bag – Zenith

LeLutka Axis HUD

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Head – LeLutka

Cinnamon – Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro

Slink / Cinnamon & Chai Nail Appliers – set 244 – Flair – Marketplace

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Moles(Personal)

Bom Nose Fixes, Inside Lips Corrector – Izzie’s

Brows – Simple Bloom

Cinnamon Skin BOM included – Cinnamon & Chai

Earthtones Eyeshadow, My Nudes Lipstick – AlaskaMetro

Mesh Worn

Hair : Lotte – Wasabi

Navel Piercing Double Diamond (Cinnamon & Chai) – Punch

Athletic Set – Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro

Adored Trainers (Slink) , Urban Fitness Player ( Slink HG Gacha) – Vale Koer

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Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro

Cinnamon of Cinnamon & Chai

Cinnamon & Chai has been a passion project of Siddean Munro for the past year or so, a new brand with new possibilities. Cinnamon & Chai is one mesh body type with two UV’s to choose from.

This system has a few exciting features but an amazing innovation that Siddean has brought to the grid (she is always coming up with new and exciting ways to change our ways of life) are Animated feet! Instead of having multiple feet types hiding and showing through scripting, these are one set of feet that are animated to change to the height needed, this not only helps the grid in a big way, but also means that creators can be as creative as they like, with the ability to create content that can move with the feet…such as toe-rings that will move to each height, nails that will move, shoes that can be various heights for more realistic looks, no more having to build runners that are on tip toe just build them flat and the animation takes care of the rest. I do so love that Siddean is often the one with the firsts, as she always provides so much information on how best to use things.

Cinnamon as shown in my pictures has the brand new unique UV that allows for asymmetry without any scripting tricks or appliers, which is more exciting news for content creators, especially when it comes to tattoos, scars, brandings, wounds, birthmarks, freckles and so on, as you will no longer have mirrored arms, feet or hands. I wanted to show that, so I took one of my nails textures (hand painted by me) from my Aussie collection (Free on Marketplace) and faded it out and erased around the edges and brought it in world added to a tattoo layer and BAM! a left arm only tattoo. I wanted to be more creative with the other hand but I would have been at it all day instead of getting to the point, and the Cinnamon & Chai launch is in less than 2 hours from now 7pm SLT 16th Nov.

So as mentioned I am wearing Cinnamon and as you can see even though it is a unique UV I am skinned, and that is because Siddean has included 19 skins with the release in not only the Cinnamon version but also the Chai. Chai is a hybrid, in the sense that she is SL UV all the way down until the feet, and the feet are the unique UV giving us two feet uvs and also no more horrible ankle stretch. For those wanting to use their own bakes on mesh skins (the bodies are bakes on mesh only) you would use your skin and a blender (also provided in the HUD) to cover the feet and tint to match your own skin, it comes in 19 tones, so you should be able to get very close. In both versions they also include a neck blenders for various heads and the Evox heads have their own all included.

I will go into more detail on the what each version of body Cinnamon and Chai do over the next few days, as there is a lot to take in, but you also have the most extensive website to check out yourself at Become Cinnamon. Not only are there lots of details for customers, but also an amazing amount of tutorials and help in regards to content creation. The kits went out a few weeks ago, and anyone that previously had a Slink kit has been sent an updated Slink and a New Cinnamon & Chai kit, and the ease of use to convert is amazing. I took one of my bustiers in system layer and converted it without doing anything other than following the steps and clicking a bake button in Blender (FREE). I will try and show you me doing that step by step, and skins conversion is amazingly easy as well, no recreating skins or any such thing, just load and click.

Back to the Cinnamon and Unique UVs this means that all system layers need to be unique, not just skins, but any body makeup scars, etc, as well as alphas, some are provided, and the way the kit is the ones provided should definitely be enough. For Chai you would use your regular SL UV ones.

I am planning on being Cinnamon for most of my looks, if a system layer is old and I have to wear it, then I have the option of Chai, the bodies are identical in mesh terms, so whatever works in the moment is an easy grab. The HUDs are specific to each version, and they are individually packed, so no chance of messing up.

I cannot wait to see what people do with the freedom of the new UV, it is very exciting and no waist seam on Cinnamon at all, the connection of torso to limbs is under the bottom and what a bottom it is.

The body has more realistic fleshy parts, the upper thighs, the under arms, the breasts are wow, mine are set to 40 and believe me they get big. There may or may not be some work needed on your shape, mine was just bringing my hips in a little and my breasts down, other than that not much at all, but there are shapes included. The 19 skins come in Caucasian, Black and Asian tones, there are also freckles and pubic hair options included.

I hope to show you more soon, but for now I will leave you with some pictures of the great skin tones , and I hope you get the chance to check out Cinnamon & Chai for yourself. The store will be a separate build from the Slink store, but the same region. The bikini is by Freda, and she updated all her clothing to include Cinnamon & Chai in time, and I look forward to more of her items, this bikini and some great cargo pants I picked up from her store are just the start.

Cinnamon & Chai Caucasian Tones Collage
Cinnamon & Chai Black Tones Collage
Cinnamon & Chai Asian Tones Collage

Equipment Used:

Photoshop

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Adorkable Poses

LeLutka Axis HUD

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Chloe Head – LeLutka

Cinnamon – Cinnamon & Chai by Siddean Munro

Nail Appliers – set 252 – Flair – Marketplace

System/Bom Layers:

Body/Head

Moles, Nose highlight (Personal)

Cinnamon Skin BOM included – Cinnamon & Chai

Beach Day Freckles – AlaskaMetro

Mesh Worn

Paula Bikini – Freda

Smolder Hair – Exile