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By Sascha Koki Step in to any grocery store and you’ll see them on prominent display right now. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes ripe for eating, carving and adding to your skincare regimen. That’s right, pumpkin is packed with all the good stuff like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fruit enzymes and AHA (alphahydroxyl acids) to help brighten and rejuvenate skin. Below are a few of my favorite DIY pumpkin skincare and a couple of natural products that use pumpkin. 1. Pacific Organic Pumpkin Puree, Whole Foods Kahala 2. Rare Hawaiian Organic Kiawe Honey, Down To Earth 3. Simply Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice, Whole Foods Kahala 4. Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask, Down To Earth 5. Farm House Fresh Splendid Dirt […]
By Sascha Koki Fact: Hawaii doesn’t have any professional team, so the University of Hawaii’s athletic teams are very popular here, especially the football team. I don’t consider myself to be a diehard fan but as an alumna of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Dance team, I still enjoy attending a football game or two every season, especially if I’m going with my best friend’s family (all season ticket holders) who turn it in to a full day affair. If you’ve never been to one, I recommend going at least once. It’s quite an experience and football games are truly as American as it gets. My favorite game is […]
By Sascha Koki It always amazes me how much makeup can transform a person. From your natural face, anyone can become a wicked witch, sparkly fairy princess, gruesome zombie or anything in-between. From Hawaii-inspired metallic body tattoos to all natural Hawaiian eye makeup, find inspiration for your costume below! Wear It: 1. Flash Tattoos Goldfish Kiss in H2O, Aloha Aina Boutique 2. Glow In The Dark nail polish in Jupiter, American Apparel 3. Graftobian Glitter Hairspray, The Costume Closet 4. Midnight Eyes All-In-One Shadow | Liner | Mascara, Indigo Elixirs 5. Ardell DuraLash Eyelash Starter Kit – Natural Individual Lashes, Target Find it: Aloha Aina Boutique Royal […]
By Sascha Koki As a child, I thought that there was nothing more fun than playing dress up. That is, until I discovered the joys of group (and couples) costumes. Case in point: my birthday parties were (and still are) themed and come October, my friends and I have lengthy discussions about Halloween. Here are a couple of Hawaii-inspired ideas for this year. Couples: Shave Ice & Shave Ice Man No matter what time of the year, shave ice is always a good idea. This costume is perfect for honeymooners! Her 1. Shave Ice flower, Recycle your shave ice flower and use it as a hat (glue some […]
By Sascha Koki If you’ve grown up, have lived or just visited Hawaii in October, you’ll know that Halloween is kind of a big deal here. The warm weather doesn’t exactly scream fall but that doesn’t stop us from throwing Halloween parties all month long. Get inspired to host your own ghoulish fête with my personal shopping list for this year’s Halloween décor and party accessories! Find It: 1. Halloween Bone Wine Corkscrew, William-Sonoma 2. Black Premium Plastic Wine Glasses, Party City 3. Halloween Bottle Labels, Party City 4. Halloween Skull Candle, William-Sonoma 5. Halloween Claw Metal Candy Bowl (Tall), Target 6. Halloween Top Hat Headband, Pier […]
By Sascha Koki My mother swears by Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and for good reason. After years of seeing how she’s rarely ever out during flu season (even when everyone else around her drops like flies), I finally took notice and began seriously looking in to this wonder vinegar. As potent at its scent may be, this certified organic, non-GMO apple cider vinegar (or ACV for the diehard fans) actually does wonders for the body both inside and out. Here are a few ways you can keep healthy and look good with a simple bottle of vinegar. Drink it Ingredients: 1 tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup […]