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Flow - Beach Towel | Mine & Yours

Flow released an awesome towel to wrap around yourself after a refreshing dip in the waters. Available only for Signature bodies (Gianna and Geralt) at the Signature Event which opens July 1st.

Featured: flow . Beach Towel Over Shoulders by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Signature Event (Opens July 1st)

Photo taken at Baja Tides

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Experience

The MadPea Summer Hunt is coming to an end on June 27th (today), and what a blast I had! I’ve got some awesome sims to share with you! The Summer Hunt is always my favorite hunt MadPea hosts because: 1) Summer is always so colorful and lively, making it a fun time for all sorts of activities, 2) A lot of the sims are beautifully and enjoyably summer themed, 3) the prizes are always awesome quality and you can use them all season long.

This time around, there were a lot of great sims to explore. Usually hunts are filled with stores, but this time, I came across a lot more landscaped areas (private residences, communities, public photographic sims) than usual! I do hope this trend continues as I thoroughly enjoyed snapping pictures of my experience.

My MadPea Summer Hunt Adventure

Day 1  – The North Shore at Fairhaven

Stratography East | Mine & Yours

I was so happy to have come across The North Shore at Fairhaven. Above ground there is a beautiful, beachy island scene with surfing and plenty of places to explore. Below ground under sea level was so exciting for me. I absolutely love sims like these where there is an appreciation for aquatic life and the magical world the sea holds. The North Shore was a visual treat for me and I always loved coming back here for some shell hunting. This sim was actually inspired by the real The North Shore in Oahu which is one of the biggest surfing mecca in the world. I am so glad they brought this in world for all to appreciate the many gifts an island gives.

Day 2 – Fairhaven

Stratography | Mine & Yours

Right next to The North Shore is the main area – Fairhaven. An adult beach with a tropical jungle, Fairhaven has many small intimate areas as well as big surf waves to enjoy. Don’t have a surfboard? Don’t worry! There are rezzers all along the island to easily pick up a board and catch some waves. On the ground is the island fun while up in the sky is the actual city of Fairhaven. This rundown city has definitely seen its better days, but is a great spot to explore or take pictures.

Day 3  – Aquila III Research Station

Aquila III Research Station | Mine & Yours

The Aquila III Research Station is quite an interesting place to explore! The land has it’s intrigue and wonder to explore while out in the open is a pleasant tropical sim for some swimming or even surfing! As you can see in my snapshot, I discovered a very interesting wonder while there hunting!

Day 4 – Calypso Bay

Calypso Bay | Mine & Yours

The Silent Cove at Calypso Bay was a fun lil’ pirate cove hosted by fellow Peas: Mathias and Sajiah. Definitely just a popup spot for the hunt while it lasted, but I always looked forward to hunting at this little treasure spot with its strategic seashell placements and the overall lighthearted ambiance.

Day 5 – Ethereal Sanctuary

Ethereal Sanctuary | Mine & Yours

Ethereal Sanctuary is a beautiful, peaceful escape for everyone – dreamers, romantics, dancers, contemplators, explorers alike! Whatever it is you seek, this quiet place can be that bit of heaven you require. There are tons of spots to discover and enjoy here on the island. There is likely something for everyone.

Day 6 – Pegasoi

Pegasoi | Mine & Yours

The Ippos Collective is a group of four fantasy inspired sims that are Rez-Friendly for all to enjoy and capture photos. This wonderous place is where some call home, enjoy the magic that surrounds them (rentable plots available). Each sim has its own charm. For the hunt, I was at Pegasoi which is a fantasy themed, aimed to really support the creative side of individuals. The other sims in the colllective are: Ippos (Lush Island), Nymphai (the Town Square, and Sylpha (Small islands and lots of water).

Day 7 – The Upside Down Wonderland Garden

Vivaldi Wonderland Gardens | Mine & Yours

Wonderland Gardens was a popup maze experience hosted by Kyle Beckett (a MadPea game designer) for MadPea hunters to enjoy (or rip their hairs out). To illustrate why this experience may have been maddening, I took a picture of how I saw things while trying to escape the maze. Everything was upside down!! This little obstacle course was an amusing and entertaining way to collect shells. I definitely appreciate this challenge, as all MadPea fans can agree. It’s just in our nature!

And that wraps up my MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 traveling adventure! It was a lot of fun for me, and I absolutely loved taking these snapshots whenever I saw something I wanted to capture in the moment. I’d love to see or hear what your favorite sims were!

My Personal Feedback Regarding the Hunt:

1.  Awesome Sim Participation!

I’d have to say that the main motivator for me in doing these hunts is to explore the noncommercial part of SL more. This time’s hunt really did not disappoint because there was not once during my entire hunting period that I was rolling my eyes at another store to walk through. I felt like there was a great balance of commercial properties vs. noncommercial properties. Because of the great blend, it made this hunt an enjoyable breeze to run through.

2. LET THEM EAT … Points?

I think it is safe to say that competitive cash is a thing of the past, sadly. No more Top 5 overall hunter cash award and no more daily cash reward for the Top 3 hunters. Instead points for the daily top 5 hunters per team were given out.

1000 Points to 1st place
750 Points to 2nd place
500 Points to 3rd place
250 Points to 4th place
100 Points to 5th place

3. Radar \o/

Yes! Thank you! Radar UI has been changed and this once negative talking point is now a positive! This compact radar definitely made hunting so much sweeter by allowing hunters to minimize/expand certain trays like the hunt counter and the prize carousel.

  • Favorite Button – This functions a voting button to vote for your favorite sims. The top 10 sims selected by all hunters so far are placed here on their website. Initially, I thought it would also store locations of your (personal) favorite sims, eliminating the need to create Landmarks. Unfortunately, that function does not exist (yet!).
  • Counter that tracks each type of hunt item collected – This is more to tack and obtain achievements for the more hardcore MadPea players wanting to rank in the MadPea Player Portal. Check your standings here.
  • Prize Carousel – Shows all the unlocked prizes, allowing scrolling to see more of the unlocked prizes besides just the most recent one.

Possible Add-ons for Future Radars:

  • Favorite Button – Would love if the HUD could store a hunter’s personal favorite sims so they can come back to the sim at the click of a button.
  • Hunt HUD Radar size – Now that the radar is nicely compact, a scaleable option would be nice too. Maybe it is too small for some people now. Maybe it is too big for others on their screen.

4. Awesome Prizes!

I always love the prizes for the Summer Hunt. I felt like there was something for everyone. Even if all of the prizes did not appeal to you, I am sure at least one of them would have been a great addition to your avi or home (especially during the summer season!). If you haven’t already, check out my other posts here and here to see what some of the MadPea Summer Hunt prizes are. All prizes are also showcased on the MadPea Summer Hunt Website as well as their Facebook page.

Thank you to MadPea for putting on a wonderful hunt for us all to participate in, making this hot summer season so much more enjoyable! Also, big thank you to all the sim location participants who placed out seashells for us all to gather. This Summer hunt would not have been successful without your generosity!

Summer Cuties Gone Wild

MadPea’s Summer Hunt ends soon on June 27th! Have you been collecting those shells to get some of these prizes? I set up a lil party area for my cuties to enjoy with some of the Summer Hunt prizes as well as some goodies from The Arcade, and boy are they having some wild fun! What are you guys waiting for? Get hunting and win those prizes!

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Summer Hunt HUD for $L100. For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here.

MadPea Summer Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

My latest obsession besides going out shell hunting has been those flippin’ adorable Jaglions from Black Bantam by Stasey Oller out now at The Dubai Event. I love them so much that I carry two with me everywhere I go now. These little cubs are my absolute favorite!

Summer Cuties Gone Wild | Mine & Yours

Featured: MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes

MadPea Remote Control Boat by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
[Black Bantam] Oopsie Kitty V2 White (Part of the Oopsie Kitty gacha) by Stasey Oller
!Ohmai: Squirt Hedgehog (Rez) [Cinnamon] by Anya Ohmai

MadPea Hot Tug by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MishMish – Starfish by Aime Takaaki @C88
MishMish – Baby Seal by Aime Takaaki
(Yummy) Captain’s Hat – Navy Rim by Polyester Partridge
[Black Bantam] Sleeping French Bikini Bulldog (Part of the Summer’s Last Mermaid gacha) by Stasey Oller
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach – Drink Floatie Palm (part of the We Run This Beach gacha) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
[Black Bantam] Jaglion Hybrid Cub Pack by Stasey Oller @The Dubai Event
MadPea Lifeguard’s Rescue Can by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
CONSTRUCT – Fatpack Inflatable Pool Palm by Cat Carfagno
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach – Drink Floatie Unicorn (part of the We Run This Beach gacha) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
MadPea Captain Burbridge’s Booty – Pirate Hat (Part of the MadPea Captain Burbridge’s Booty gacha) by MadPea
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 16. Liver Swimmer (Part of the Splashy Spaniels gacha) by JianSL Resident @The Arcade
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach -REWARD (Exclusive Arcade June 2018 Reward) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
MishMish – Dancing Pineapple by Aime Takaaki

JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Floaty Pup RARE (Part of the Silly Shibes gacha) by JianSL Resident
MadPea Water Pistol by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MishMish – Dolphin by Aime Takaaki
CONSTRUCT – Inflatable Beachball by Cat Carfagno

JIAN Fun Frenchies 1. Hot Dog Floater RARE (Part of the Fun Frenchies gacha) by JianSL Resident
MadPea Rainbow Umbrella by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)

MadPea Vintage Hot Air Balloon by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MadPea Tiki Cabana by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
:CP: Kolymbia Cabana by Isla Gealach

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Promo

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! The MadPea Summer Hunt is always my favorite hunt because I just love everything summer brings: fun in the sun, refreshing swims in the water, popping tropical color all around, and a reason to show more skin 😉 MadPea Summer Hunt has some amazing prizes this time around to hunt for – here is just a taste!

If you aren’t hunting for sea shells, then you are missing out! MadPea’s Summer Hunt runs from June 13th to June 27th, and the hunt is a dynamic experience where all seashell hunters hunt at different sims on a daily basis. Shells are constantly appearing and disappearing, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to rake in those points for prize redemption. Also, there are instant prizes that can be found in oysters, making the hunt a lot more enjoyable with these surprise treats.

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Summer Hunt HUD for $L100. For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here. I’ll be covering the Summer Hunt a lot more in detail in a later post.

MadPea Summer Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Promo | Mine & Yours

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 | Mine & Yours

Featured: Select MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prizes by MadPea

MadPea Pizza Floater
MadPea Octopus Ring Toss
MadPea Inflatable Drink Holder
MadPea Watermelon Party Tray
MadPea Octopus Beach Bag
MadPea Water Bottle
MadPea Flamingo Neon Lamp
MadPea Summer Pose Prop
MadPea Beach Hut
MadPea Towel Rack
MadPea The Beach Sign
MadPea Summer Teepee

MadPea Plumeria Lei (worn on Caleb)

Other Decor:

MadPea Pineapple Fountain by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2017 Prize)
MadPea Flamingo Ring Toss by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2017 Prize)

[PM]Pixel Mode – Classic Roman Pool (modded) by Tya Fallingbridge
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie by Winter Thorn
!Ohmai: Squirt Hedgehog by Anya Ohmai
!Ohmai: Ninja Hedgehog by Anya Ohmai
The Loft – Bristol Chair White by Colleen Desmoulins
The Loft – Bristol Ottoman White by Colleen Desmoulins
Kalopsia – Polly’s Crate Table by Isabeau Baragula
7 – No Diving SIgn by Agustkov Resident

Daydreaming of Mermaids …

HELLOOOOOOOO EVERYONE! I am so excited to show off all my new items.  I called my post Daydreaming of Mermaids, because of this hair! Oh gosh Exile, you bringing it with this one! I put this hair on out of the box and the mint green color INSTANTLY made me want to go this route.  I did not even want to try a different color.  I was blown away with how gorgeous this color looked with the style.  Now you have options like always, the flowers are on/off and you can choose from the HUD which color you want.  There are sooo many possibilities with this hair.  PLUS this hair comes with a style HUD so you can wear the hair with choice of right or left shoulder, or you can choose to wear it over both shoulders.  Personally I like the off one shoulder look.  I find this hair to be an extremely fun and flirty look.  It reminds me of a Mermaid … I just needed to keep this look.

Next I am loving the swimsuits that Just Because is placing out.  The last post I did of her items was a bikini, this one is a full out one piece with the option to wear just the top and pair it with shorts, or if you are like me and have shorts that fit over the bottoms you can do that too! I instantly fell in love with the plain white version of this suit, BUT the moment I seen the polka dots I was in heaven.  You have the options to change the ruffles on the chest area, to either match or you can choose what colors you like.  Getting the fatpack gives you exclusive colors that only the fatpack comes with, so make sure you check out the demo to try out your favorites .. but I am greedy and need them all.

To tie this look together, because of the ocean like theme I seem to be playing with…. I paired this with a nice set of pearls! I mean when I think of oceans I think of the clams and the pearls … what better what for a mermaid to accessorize than with pearls.  I swear I need to find a good tail and dress as a mermaid. .. but for real though this layered necklace is gorgeous .. its by Cae jewelry and again another staple to my fashion.  I really love wearing and showcasing her items. The pearl earrings are absolutely fitting to the look.  There are dangles like I am wearing and another option of studs.  A HUD comes with that will allow you to change aspects of the jewelry with different variations of pearl like colors, even the fancy black pearls.  But I personally love the white ones.

Check out the info below on where you can find the amazing items and make sure you check out the rest of the event venue’s … you never know what you will find ♥

Clothing:
JustBECAUSE Kandy Swimsuit by Annie Melson @ FaMESHed GO
Blueberry – Ripped Denim Shorts by Blueberryxx

Accessories:
Cae :: Simplicity – Pearl :: Dangle Earrings by Caelan Hancroft @ Cosmopolitan
Cae :: Simplicity – Pearls :: Necklace

Body:
Skin:  LAQ ~ Apple Omega Skin [All tones & Makeups] by Mallory Cowen
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Neve – Livvy <– Edited shape a bit for my liking
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes green ocean by Izzie Button
Hair: Exile:: Flowers in the Sun by Kavar Cleanslate @ Rewind 

Pose: FOXCITY. Good Morning-7 by Satomi Masukami

Vintage Reflection …

Reflection, that is what I am feeling at the moment.  I took a little vacation a week back and I keep thinking about all the fun I had while on it.  Special moments and other things that I wont speak of here.  But I feel like when I seen this pose and the way I envisioned it while setting up it was like I was reflecting on things and how life is going.  Now I don’t want to drop all the deep stuff on you, but its just the mood setting for my picture.

So some disclaimers here, even though they are obvious, I am pointing them out … this photo is edited … I am using vintage filters to get the look, and I did draw hair – not the best hair – but hair none the less.

So speaking of Vintage… I have new Cae items from the Vintage Fair. The Ring on my finger and the glasses on my face.  These classic pieces are staples in time.  This might reflect on how old I am but I really enjoy the classic older looks from the past.  I think this look fits my style, its casual and yet semi fancy, but still its not overly done.  I really like having a unique look and this is what Cae items do.  Her items range from the high end fancy, to the casual I wanna just wear something and go look.  So for me this is what makes her a winner in my book.

I have also stopped by Collabor88 and picked up the new Zenith outfit.  This is a one piece outfit, depending on what top you purchase that is the color you get, but in the pack is the choice to change the shorts and the buttons on the shorts.  There are 4 normal blue jean colors, ranging from lights to semi dark.  Which I don’t mind as they are the ones that appeal to me most.  I really like the baggy sweater look that is slightly off-shoulder.  It gives that “I am comfortable” look! Which is definitely complimenting with the glasses and ring.

My hair is by Limerence.  If you would like to see the original you can test out the demo in the store.  I am really interested in learning how to draw hair, this by no means is perfect like some of the others I have seen out there, but in order to learn I have to give it a-go.  I think it came out … decent?  yea lets go with that haha.  You will not see this in all my blogs, just when I am feeling overly creative and Caleb leaves on his own vacation and I am left to my own world where I have to release all those creative juices haha.  Either way this is the result.

If you would like any of these items, there are the connections below.  Check them out, look around the events, you never know what you will find ♥

Clothing:
=Zenith=Summer Beach Wear (light Grey) by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca) @ Collabor88
fri. – Romy Sandals (Sierra) by Darling Monday

Accessories:
Cae :: Audrey :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft @ Vintage Fair
Cae :: Jackie :: Eyeglasses @ Vintage Fair
e.marie // COFFIN w/shine  by . E м i . (emilianamarie)

Body:
Skin:  LAQ ~ Apple Omega Skin [All tones & Makeups] by Mallory Cowen
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Neve – Livvy <– Edited shape a bit for my liking
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes green ocean by Izzie Button
Hair: {Limerence} Mishel hair

Foxcity Items:
FOXCITY. Moody by Satomi Masukami @ Equal10
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – #MyWardrobe

Cats … Cats … Cats …

CALEB LEFT ME FOR ALASKA! I mean for real, he went to Alaska and left me alone, and I adopted all these cats to compensate for him stealing all the room in the bed… such a bed hog he is.  So to keep warm at night I have all the kitties in the world!! Muahahaha ♥ Who wouldn’t love furry little kittens over them? The best thing is they love sushi too! So we are having a little kitty picnic and having the fishie goodness.  All the things one needs while the husband is away ♥

So The Arcade has opened and I am showing off the new set from APPLE MAY.  Here you will find Cat Lady.  All the things you need to make yourself look like a crazy cat lady.  I am loving all the decor that comes with.  Posters, foods, dishes, all the things.  And to make you extremely comfy there are pajamas that you can lounge around in.  Not just any pair of PJ’s but silky softness PJ’s which are my favorite.  When you play the machine you get different colors of tops and bottoms which is a great opportunity to mix and match, as you can see in my picture, I paired the gold top with black bottoms.

I picked up my perfect little kitties from Jian, I am really loving the fact that there are static ones in the pack, mind you when you rez them … They are HUGE … so there is the option to resize them to small perfect little things.  These forest cats are click and change.  So a easy menu to use to pick all the options.  Name them, size them, and change the colors.  These are wonderful wild looking cats for your collection! There was even the option to get one in the basket that sleeps too! Must have for all the cat lovers.

Lastly, I wanna talk about this amazing background and poses! Again my obsession right now is FOXCITY.  This pose set comes with accessories like sushi plate and chop sticks for your hand.  If you find that your sticks aren’t fitting just right, there is a NC that tells you how to fix the issue and you will be good to go.  I find that I don’t need to fix anything when I wear them. But I wanted to put it out there in case anyone else has an issue.  This is a collaboration again with House of Shade, where the build is created by another owner, it has tea pots, table cushions and various other items inside the backdrop.  This is the perfect Asian aesthetic for those that want to create a quick backdrop with an Asian flair.

If you are interested in any of these items, you can find the name below and the creator name! Check out their stores and have fun creating all your looks ♥

 

Apple May Items: by Apple May @ Arcade June 2018
Cat Lady Silk Top (Maitreya) – Gold
Cat Lady Silk Shorts (Maitreya) – Black
Cat Lady – Kitten Collar – Red
Cat Lady – Photo Wall
Cat Lady – Tea for Two
Cat Lady – Wall Decor
Cat Lady – Food time – Natural Wood
Cat Lady – Cutting Board
Cat Lady – Sleepy Catnip Potters
Cat Lady – Happy Catnip Potters

Jian Items: by JIAN (jiansl)
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stare
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Run
JIAN Wicker Forest Cat Bed
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stand
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Catch
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Paw

Tentacio – Sushi Cats by May Tolsen

Foxcity Items:
FOXCITY. Snack Bento Pose Set by Satomi Masukami
House Of Shade – House Of Zen Backdrop (With decor) by Shady (shady.bonne)

Body:
Skin:  LAQ ~ Apple Omega Skin [All tones & Makeups] by Mallory Cowen
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Neve – Livvy <– Edited shape a bit for my liking
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes green ocean by Izzie Button
Hair: TRUTH / Bloom by Truth Hawks @ Uber

Cooling off …

Ahhh vacation time.  Summer and the sun! ♥ All the things that require the pool! And for the pool you absolutely need a bathing suit, and JustBecause has us covered with her gorgeous two piece swimsuit.  This beauty comes in a single mesh, with the option to remove the top or bottom.  I really like that feature, it cuts down on more pieces in the inventory.  So bonus for that! Another thing I love are the patterns on the suit, which by the way if you get the fatpack, not only are you getting a great deal but you are getting exclusive prints that only come with the pack.  Who wouldn’t want all the colors anyways?! There are many days of fun in the sun and you need to look your best and yea, this suit will do that for you ♥ So make sure you head over to the main store and grab your suit today.

The second thing I want to speak of to make your pool look complete is a new hair from Mina!! I was excited to see a wet hair in the FaMESHed line up.  So you start with a dry hair, you step into SL water and bam you have insta wet hair.  Use the hair dryer the make your hair dry again in 5 seconds.  This process if you don’t use the dryer will allow your head to be wet for 135 seconds before you get dry again.  In the folder there is a static wet hair, so you can keep it longer for pictures.  Its a very fun and interactive hair.

So it’s time to relax by the pool, you have like 10 minutes to go get your items and relax with your drinks and to get your sun on.  Yes, I gave you a time limit, cause everyone needs that relaxation time.  So go go go, do it … noooow.  Have fun in the sun! ♥

Clothing:
JustBECAUSE Irma Bikini by Annie Melson @ New Main Store 

Body:
Skin:  LAQ ~ Apple Omega Skin [All tones & Makeups] by Mallory Cowen
Shadow: Izzie’s – Gloom Eyeshadows by Izzie Button
Shape: LAQ Bento Shape – Neve – Livvy <– Edited shape a bit for my liking
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: Izzie’s – Whiskey Eyes green ocean by Izzie Button
Ears:  ^^Swallow^^ Princess Ears by Lucia (luciayes.magic)
Hair: MINA Hair – Sandra WET by MINA (mina.nakamura) @ Fameshed 

Pose is Foxcity. Breather V2-1 by Satomi Masukami