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Easy Step-By-Step Classic Holiday Makeup Look

Seasons greetings! How on earth is it Christmas already?! Did someone hit the fast forward button after summer and now Santa is peeking his head around the corner? While we’re all busy decorating our home and frantically searching for presents, others are also wondering what classic holiday look they should do. There are so many options with so many colors being great for Christmas including rose gold, bronze, and now is the time to go all out on glitter. But, we like keeping things easy, simple, yet classic around here. So, here’s my easy step-by-step classic holiday makeup creation.   […]

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How-To’s of Skincare in your 30s

Skincare in your 20’s has mainly consisted of sunscreen if you’re going to the beach, products to control acne, and staying moisturized if you have dry skin. Skincare in your 30’s tends to be geared toward fixing the problems that occurred from neglecting your skin in your 20’s as well as preventing the signs of aging. Here are a few important things to consider when taking care of your skin in your 30’s. Sunscreen The best anti-aging product is still sunscreen–SPF 30 or higher with UVA and UVB protection. Makeup and moisturizers containing SPF are usually not protective enough. Using […]

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Easy Ways to Clear Adult Acne

Acne is generally thought to be a teenagers dilemma. However, teens aren’t the only ones who are plagued by this physical issue. I know this from personal experience. At the age of 28 years old, I was affected by adult-onset acne. I wish I could say it was easy pinning down the culprit of my acne but honestly, there were various contributing factors such as: mental health (i.e., stress), physical well-being (living a sedentary lifestyle), and improper product usage (i.e., over exfoliation, high-ph cleansers). What cleared my adult acne may not work for you, but addressing these 3 key factors […]

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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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Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Professional Facial Treatments

Facial treatments invoke relaxation: there is nothing better than decompressing in a soothing environment. If you are tired of masking at home, why not go to a spa to relax for ultimate pampering, and indulge in professional multi-tasking treatments? Pro treatments are generally pricey, so choosing services that treat multiple skin concerns is ideal to both save time and money. If you love getting the most out of professional spa services, here are the best bang for your buck treatments that target various skin concerns at once to leave you with your most radiant complexion yet. MICRODERMABRASION One of my […]

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Top Ways to Use Face Oils For Maximum Results

Scents and fragrances are incredibly powerful, and one of the best ways to bring an element of calm and serenity into your day. They evoke feelings and sensations that have the power to soothe your tired body and relax your racing mind. One of the simplest ways to incorporate scents and fragrances into your day is by the use of face oils in your skincare routine. I love using face oils as part of my skincare routine, but as much as that is a true statement now, there was once a time when you couldn’t get within a mile of […]

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Clean Celeb Inspiration: Shay Mitchell

Before I get started, let’s talk about the perfection that is Shay Mitchell. She is one stunning woman! Her hair, her bone structure, her brows- everything! I love how Shay’s makeup artists do her makeup. It’s easy to recreate, which this non-makeup artist appreciates. I love fall makeup because we can get a little bit smoky, sultry, and celebrate darker berry lips again. The dark eyes mixed with the pop of color on the lips is so pretty and Fall-appropriate. Normally, you’re not “supposed” to wear dark eye makeup with a dark lip, but I wore white after Labor Day. […]

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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 […]