I’m gearing up so summer and trying to will the nice weather to come around more often by testing out some of my bikinis. I admit to having a bikini addiction but I just cant help it. Love to buy them and wear them!
When talking about summer, bikinis and the sun, don’t forget about protecting your skin and your eyes!! I feel that it’s overlooked a lot and people don’t take it seriously. Trust me I love a good tan but at what price?? So I am always carrying around my Sun Bum sunblock and my Maui Jim sunglasses.
There are heaps of sunglasses around, but are they really protecting your eyes? I am a big supporter of Maui Jim Sunglasses and wear them all the time. Eyes are something you can’t replace and once the damage is done, it’s there forever, so investing in a great pair of sunnies will insure your eye safety. Plus they have great styles for men and women. Not only do they protect your eyes but Maui Jim has an amazing protection plan! Just send your glasses back if there are any problems and they will either fix the issue or replace your glasses for just $10!
Check out Maui Jim Sunglasses here
As far as skin protection goes with sun block, I love Sun Bum’s formula. It’s said that one in five people will get skin cancer…. that number is scary. So let’s reduce the risk by 80% just by using proper sun protection products! Sun Bum’s sunscreen is safe to use,and  IT SMELLS SOOO YUMMY! I end up smelling like coconuts all day when I use it. Sun Bum Sunscreens are also tested, approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation

Check out Sun Bum’s line of great products here

On to my favorite….BIKINIS! Not sure why I love them so much when I live in a mostly cold climate…wishful thinking I suppose!
Pictured on the left: Chooks New Bay Red Top and Bottom about $60 for the set. here USE PROMO CODE SUMMERSAVE to receive a 5% discount on your entire order!!
This brand runs a bit small and the bottoms fit me tight so I may opt for a size up. The top fits true to size. The fit is well…. very clearly a thong bottom. I love it but some may want more coverage.
Pictured on the right: Cia Maritima Beachwear from Brazil Python Brazilian Bikini (I got mine last year so it may not be on the site)  here is their site so you can see what style you like!
This suit fits true to size and is a Brazilian style meaning the booty portion covers more than a thong but less than a regular brief… very cheeky!
That’s all for today’s post!
Until next time.


So when I moved to Chicago two years ago, I had to find a new salon to get my hair done. I went to one salon and wasn’t happy with the results, so I got online and did some searching. I found my favorite salon Sine Qua Non in West Town. It had great reviews and people reviewed the stylists as well. I was looking for someone who specialized in color, and my now favorite stylist Bryan was highly reviewed.
I went there the first time and loved my cut and color! I just got my hair done this past weekend so I thought I should review it for you!
Here is their website Sine Qua Non Salon
Overall I LOVE this salon and they have multiple locations in Chicago. If you are looking to get your hair done I highly recommend this salon! I would never trust anyone else with anyone else but Bryan!
Pants: Banana Republic
Top: Jtique here
Shoes: Nine West

Dabbling In Deviled Eggs デビルドエッグ–卵タイム

I had far too many eggs in my refrigerator so I decided to make deviled eggs.




I had about 20 eggs I used to make this recipe. You by no means have to use 20 eggs, just however many you prefer.
INGREDIENTS: (for about 6 eggs)
6 eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise to taste
マヨネーズ 1/4カップ
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp yellow mustard to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
塩コショウ 適宜
Kosher salt
Paprika for decoration
パプリカ粉末    飾り用
1. Boil eggs for about 15 minutes, and let cool. 硬ゆで卵を作る。
2. Once the eggs are cooled, gently peel the shell off.
3. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolk.
4. Place the whites on a plate.
5. In a separate bowl mash the yolks with a fork.
6. Mix all ingredients together  with the yolks except paprika.
7.  Place the mix in a ziplock baggie and cut a corner off.
8. Squeeze the mix into the egg whites. 星形の絞り金を付けた絞り袋で中身を戻します。
9. Lastly, sprinkle paprika on top.
FINISHED!! 出来上がり

Playing with my Nikon

This past weekend I decided to invest in a shutter remote and a tripod for my Nikon D5100 DSLR camera.
I haven’t use the camera nearly as much as I should be, but at least this will be a good start.
I have the Nikon D5100 DSLR camera, which I bought a few years back.


Actually, this camera is the one I brought to Seattle and shot the photos for my previous blog post with.

The remote I bought was from Best Buy and it is the Insignia Wireless Remote here

I liked this remote a lot. it was small enough to hide in pictures and easy to setup.
Setting up your camera to use the wireless remote just takes a few steps.
1. Turn on the camera and push the menu button.
2. Select the Shooting Menu option on the left hand side with the camera icon.
3. Select the Release Mode option.
4. Then you will have the option of 2 second delayed remote or the quick response remote. (I used the 2 second delay to give me time to hide or drop the remote so it didn’t show up in the photos)
5. Once you have selected your remote option you are ready to shoot.
6. After you have set up your photo go ahead and press the button and wait for the shutter.
In order to steady my camera and get a clear picture, I also purchased this tripod so I can take fashion pictures or any kind of still photo, as my hands aren’t always steady.
I purchased the Sunpak – PlatinumPlus 5858D 58″ Tripod – Black from Best Buy here
It’s easy to use and when I am done I can fold it up and put it back in the box or and easy to carry bag.
Last but not least I have a photo from my first try with the remote and tripod.
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Overall I was happy with the results of the photos I took with my new tripod and wireless remote!

That’s all for now!

Seattle-ing Around シアトルタイム


Pike Place Market


Apparently it is a tradition to stick your ABC gum on this wall.



Catching up on old times.



Bleecher’s Handmade Cheese!! The most delicious!

Bleecher’s ハンドメイドチーズ。めっちゃ美味しかった!

 DSC_0307Great view of Seattle

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I’m into YOU

I complied a few pieces that I have been into recently!


PicMonkey Collage

1. BRAND: Rothco The Woodland Camo Vintage M-65 Field Jacket ON SALE $73.95 here
2. Women’s Reebok Classic Leather $67.98 here
3. Bumble bee necklace on ETSY


Women’s Reebok Leather. These shoes are a classic. They can pair well with jeans or leggings and a crop top with one of these over sized jackets!



This men’s jacket from Rothco. Get it a size too big and wear it with tight fitting bottoms.



This men’s Nike Windrunner jacket looks cute over sized, and pairs well with a crop top and a high waist bottom.



Finally, this bumble bee necklace.. I love everything gold, but I think they’re available in silver as well.


Well, those are the things I am currently into! a bit of Niykee Heaton style going on aye?