I use a lot of CC in my game. I know it slows my game down some and there are always risks, but I can’t play without it. LOL. If you see something you like and want in your own game feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll find out where you can download it. I have so much CC that its easy to forget at times where I’ve downloaded it.
I use the mods from Nraas Industries. Gotta have my story progression! There are also a ton of other useful mods as well.
Evensdale County from My Sim Realty
I have an ungodly amount of hair and clothing in my game. Way too many to list.
This would be a good place to start. I find all my CC this way
MyPalSim’s poses (some poses are 18+)
Zhippidy’s custom poses (Some are 18+)
I get many of my houses from beautiful custom worlds. I apologize if I miss any.
Oerbacker (Sims 3 forums)
Ruthless_KK (Everything Island and Sims 3 Exchange)