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Winter Travel: Tropical Essentials

In the Hawaiian islands, we see 100,000 to 450,000 visitors each month during our peak season from November to April. So chances are, you might be coming to our warm waters or venturing to other places similar come this Winter. From face masks and makeup, to SPF and sunglasses, here’s our roundup of the best tropical getaway essentials that are carry-on luggage friendly for your winter getaway. Lani Tropical Hair Treatment The sun is hard on the hair and the body. Beachy hair waves can get crunchy quick, and this product will return stripped moisture and leave it smelling so […]

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Brand Spotlight: Maya Chia Beauty

We are so excited to kick off our Brand Spotlight series with Susanne Norwitz, creator and founder of Maya Chia. Harvard educated with a true heart of gold and passion for her craft, Susanne was gracious to take time from her busy schedule to sit down and chat with Kate about her incredible line of skin care. With so many brands promising to do so many things to your skin yet many times leaving us with no results and disappointed we got caught up in the hype. Maya Chia is far from hype and genius marketing. Maya Chia starts with […]

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Clean Recreation: Mermaid Halloween Makeup Tutorial

Halloween is creeping upon us, so start brainstorming now before you wind up without a costume like I have so many times before. I remember when we were kids, it was more about the candy. But, as we grow up, it becomes all about the most creative and fun costume. This year, I am planning early and decided to go with an intense green mermaid costume, a look inspired by the gorgeous YouTuber Melissa Alatorre. Here’s the look I recreated: Face Mixing together the Jane Iredale Glowtime BB Cream with Teri Miyahira Dew Drops in Calm highlighter helps give the […]

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How-To: Easy & Perfect All-Natural Smoky Eye

Ah, the first few weeks of Fall is the perfect time for an all-natural smokey eye. The time where I am not quite sure if I am ready to trade in my lemonade and sunshine for hot chocolate and long sleeves. But, then I think about fall smoky eyes and I become excited at the possibilities. Not only is fall weather the best for cozy clothes and candles, but the smoky eye options are endless. Bring on the crisp oranges, deep maroons and all of the black liner. Here’s some all-natural and cruelty-free makeup favorites that are going to get […]

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Cool Weather All-Natural Skincare For Mature Women

Cool weather skincare for mature women shouldn’t be a task, but a ritual. It’s October, the most glorious month for those of us who have had quite enough of the hazy, hot, and humid summer days. Right when we’ve settled on the perfect summer skin routine to battle the extra shine and sweat, our skin gets thrown into a loop trying to adjust to the sudden cold, dry, frigid days. Let’s turn our attention to the care and maintenance of the largest organ in our body, our skin, for the upcoming fall and winter months. Head to Toe Now is […]

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Guide to Au Naturale Cosmetics

Au Naturale was one of the first clean beauty brands I started using on my green beauty journey that continues to be one of my favorites. Their luxury cosmetics are all handcrafted in small batches. Not only are their products glamorous, but they are on a clean beauty revolution to provide safe products that are farm-to-face fresh and are also environmentally friendly. They have so many options for the green beauty enthusiast or those new to the green beauty world. Au Naturale is a complete range of organic beauty products ranging from lip products, cheek products, eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, and […]

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Guide to Honest Beauty

When celebrities lend their faces to a beauty brand, it can sometimes be hard to imagine yourself as glamorous as Charlize Theron. To me, Honest Beauty is not one of the brands. As a division of The Honest Company that was co-founded by Jessica Alba, Honest Beauty celebrates such a diversity of beauty that strives to brings out your best. Through skincare and makeup, they maintain being committed to providing products that perform safely and beautifully. Honest Beauty products are made without any questionable ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, MCI/MI, steareth-n, synthetic fragrances, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, […]

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Top 7 All-Natural Makeup for Beginners

Ever feel like transitioning to green beauty is a daunting task, even downright overwhelming? From the sea of products promising you healthier skin, to not knowing how your skin will react to certain ingredients, and prices ranging from affordable to a pretty-penny, where does one even start? Throw in not knowing where to go, Target or an online store, it can feel nearly impossible. However, I want to remind you that beauty should be fun and it should be about what makes you feel beautiful. You don’t have to blow your inheritance but rather, a slow and easy transition is […]

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Top Summer Vegan Beauty Products

While there are lots of vegan beauty options to choose from for the ultra animal-lovers, the search for products that are: healthy (non-toxic ingredients), vegan and cruelty-free can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But, I have personally tested these products and have repurchased many times over due to their amazing results and high performance. I hope my top favorite summer vegan beauty product picks will help you discover your own favorites! Heritage Rosewater This rosewater is nothing but pure goodness. I literally start and finish my day with a spritz of this. It is multipurpose as a […]

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How to Switch to Cleaner Beauty

Transitioning from conventional beauty, body and baby products to safer versions can seem downright intimidating, time-consuming and costly. Where do you even start? We get it, it’s hard. We’re still faced with searching ingredients even if it’s just to find out that it’s a fancy word for “coconut oil.” To make your transition to green and all-natural a little easier, here are some tips on how to ease into making the switch to cleaner beauty. YOUR MOTIVATION Environmental impact, toxin load, allergies. We all come to a place of doing better for a reason and it’s good to listen to […]