Tropical Afternoon Treats

Some of my favorite everyday fruits are peaches and strawberries, but in this summer heat, I treated myself to some more tropical fruits to cool off under the shade of trees by the stream – some juicy watermelon, succulent pineapple, and heavenly sweet mangosteen. With mangosteen, mainly native to Southeast Asian, is a bit more rare to find. Luckily I do not have to travel far as Vivian Omizu, creator of Pillows, brought a great collection of mouth-watering fruits, including a basket of mangosteen, into SL for us.

This batch of sweet and tangy mangosteen brings me back to childhood. Growing up in an Asian household, eating fruit was mainly a family event/dessert. Mangos, lychee, longyan were common to snack on, but mangosteen was not common at all for my family. But when we were able to find some ripe assortments from a local vendor, we were in heaven. As simple as something like eating fruit together as a family, though it might seem so uneventful, these times were happy times. Sweetness to satiate the sweet tooth in me, surrounded by the love of family, taking the time to relax and enjoy the intriguing way food is integrated in our culture.

These were happy moments, and now, I reflect upon this as I munch on my mangosteen in serene solitude with the sound of the ocean waves splashing upon the shore nearby, and soothed by the gentle lullaby of the running stream near my cabin on the island. Funny how something as simple as eating some fruit can bring back such potent memories of love and belonging.

Tropical Afternoon Treat | Mine & Yours

Credits:

[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen (modified) by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Water Melon by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Pineapple by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
:::ChicChica::: Watermelonmania #13 RARE by Lilo Denimore from the Watermelonmania Gacha set @ The Gacha Garden

I held my treasured batch of mangosteens in .random.Matter. – Around The World – Bucket Hat [Tropic] by Nikohl Hax from the Around The World Gacha set.

Pose made by me ūüôā

Summer Fun in the Sun

Good morning/Afternoon my pretty people! I am blogging on the new blog for this post, just to see how it runs. ¬†I will be doing a more dedicated post for that in a little while. ¬†So this is basically a tester post ‚ô• ¬†Anyhooo, I am really excited to show you a this new bathing suit from Just Because, While you cant really see this in the picture, this is a one piece suit, that has a mesh covering on the belly, because I chose the nude metallic color, it comes off as not really visible which is really cool and I love the effect. ¬†The material is wonderful in the materials area too, I was loving looking at the way the lights would play on parts of it. ¬†For me this is going to be a go to bathing suit for the rest of the summer, and like I always say … a must have in the inventory for any girl ‚ô•

I am sporting some new shades from Izzie’s! Now, I think depending on your monitor you might not be able to see the water drips on the lenses but omgosh is it amazing when you use the right lighting, or no lighting for that matter. ¬†There is a HUD that allows you have the frames wet too, or just the lenses, in my case, I did just the lenses, but I must say the whole outcome is perfect for those of us that don’t like taking our shades off in the water, its not like they can float off our faces sooo why not have some realistic like water shades.

Lastly, while the Hair Fair 2017 is over doesn’t mean that we have to stop showing off the hairs right?! Sooo, here is another hair that I bought from the Hair Fair, but I wanted to state it is possible that you can still purchase any of these hairs in the store. ¬†But I am in love with the wet hair from Tram. ¬†This is a little piece that is great for when you want to have that wet hair look for the beach, pool or shower looks. ¬†I swear designers are so talented when it comes to hair. ¬†I know I wouldn’t have the patience to make one. ¬†So make sure you head over to their store and check them out.

 

Credits:
Glasses: ¬†Izzie’s – Splish Splash Wet Sunglasses¬† |¬†Izzie Button¬†| Main Store¬†
Swimsuit:  JustBECAUSE~Nessa Swimsuit (Sheer)   | Annie Melson | Main Store
Hair: tram G0519 hair(M)  | moca Loup | Hair Fair 2017 РPossible Main Store

Head:  .LeLutka.HUD.Simone 2.7  | Thora Charron |
Skin:  Glam Affair РMilena ( LeLutka Applier ) America  | Aida Ewing | UBER
Body:¬† Maitreya Mesh Body ‚Äď Lara V4.1 |¬†Onyx LeShelle¬†|

Lazy Summer Fun Day…

Hiiii everyone! Who is holding on to the ending of the summer days? I know over here in the US, we are clinging to our finals month or so of our summer before it goes to that amazing Autumn time where sweaters come out. ¬†Then again I guess if you are in the south or the West Coast (*eyes Caleb*) you could be in the summer all year long where its always warm and you can go to the beach forever. ¬†I swear … ugh.

Anyhoo, we went shopping at a few events this month, and for the furniture aspect of things, we found this so cute adorable pool by Circa! Not only that with this area of stuff in her booth we managed to get our hands on the star fishes that I stuck on the side of the inflatable. ¬†What really is cool, is yes while I have them there, it is however made for the beach floor, so I will be littering them all over our island soon enough. ¬†The pool also has 18 poses in it for your fun time splashing around, now this item is made for the family setting, so no adulting in this one unless you use your imagination (seriously who did the Sponge-bob hand wave for that?) I also snagged up some floaties that go with this pool from Circa too! ¬†But there is a bonus!!! So if you manage to get your hands on the fat-pack set you get the bonus palm trees which are pictured too. ¬† So make sure you check that out, and I am almost positive that when the events are over you can find them in her main store location ūüėČ

Next we went to the Comopolitan and omgosh, I found this really cute table of the goodies by Focus Poses, now this however is more for decoration because there are no poses in this set. ¬†Which is really fine for me, specially when you are looking to for that quick snack table to place out. ¬†This was exactly what was needed. ¬†Now just a warning, there are adulting beverages on here so if you have the kids over … make sure you tell them to not grab the beers ūüíô

So check out the events and these amazing designers while there check out the other booths too, you never know what you will find ūüźĽ

Credits:
Items by Cherelle Capra  @ The Home Show
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Long Inflatable Pool w/Motifs (18pos)
[CIRCA] – “SeaLife” Stafish – Sand Triple
[CIRCA] – “SeaLife” Stafish – Sand Duo
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Float Lounger -Stripe Fabric (18 pos)
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Pool Ring w/ Rest -Pineapple (12 pos)
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Pool Ring – Monkey (14 pos)
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Pool U-Float – 8 Colour (10 pos)
[CIRCA] – “Summer Splash” Tropical Cocktail Table – (Giver)
[CIRCA] – “Beach Life” Palm Tree – Multiple Trees Used from Set

Items By Carol Kling @ Cosmopolitan
[ Focus Poses ] Pool Party Table
[ Focus Poses ] Flamingo Garden Decor

Created By Mitsuko Kytori
Hayabusa Design Bamboo Tree M16-2 v1-1 Hydra-G

Hair Fair 2017 For Men

This year’s Hair Fair is quickly coming to a close (last day is Sunday, July 16th) and there were quite a few hair selection for the men. All donations go to Wigs for Kids, providing charitable assistance to children who have lost their hair due to medical issues. So while you shop, know that your contribution is going to a good cause!

I ended up picking up four different pieces, but one in particular stood out in its uniqueness. Argrace’s MIKAGE hair is no ordinary hair, featuring dripping wet hair strands and, most notably, a towel draped on top of the head. Certainly not an every day hair, but for the perfect situation, it is most definitely the perfect hair…like when I just hopped out of the shower after a long day. Nothing like washing off that summer heat with a nice cold shower.

MIKAGE is rigged mesh, coming in two sizes for men and eight sizes for women with varying size chest areas. The towel can be changed to six different colors: white, light blue, pink, light brown, dark brown, and navy blue.
You can get this awesome hair at Argrace’s vendor at Hair Fair. While you are there, be sure to check out all the other hairs, as there are quite a bit to choose from at the four total sims this year. To make it easy, male hairs can be easily located if you look above each store and checking if there is a male symbol there or not. This made shopping at the event so much easier! So no excuses – go check out the Hair Fair before it ends and support Wigs for Kids!
Credits:
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIKAGE РDark Browns by rika Oyen at Hair Fair 2017
Body Applier:¬†Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face by¬†Izzie Button at Summerfest ’17
Pose made¬† by me ūüôā