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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 […]
By Sascha Koki Ladies, it’s about time we had The Talk. And by that I mean have an intimate tête à tête about your intimates. I’ve long lived by the saying “underwear can make or break your outfit,” and it’s true. Now, I know that sometimes (okay, maybe most of the time) you’d rather wear the practical and big thing (read: granny panties) over the uncomfortable but cute thing any day. Luckily, keeping your underclothing looking stylish and working for you has never been easier. Listed below are a few favorites, where to find them and when to wear them. Adventure Kensie “Kimberly” Stripe bralette, Nordstrom When to wear […]
By Sascha Koki With the Aloha Festivals comes the big and exciting Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a, a block party that stretches down several blocks of Kalakaua Avenue where hula, music and great local food come together for a night of celebration. Here’s some outfit inspo to keep you looking chic yet comfortable for your night out. “Kahinahina” backless Jumpsuit, Salt Liko http://www.saltliko.com “Hawaii” and Pineapple pendant necklaces, Thread & Stone http://www.thread-and-stone.com Sliced Diamonds and Pavé ring, Padma & Pickles http://www.padmaandpickles.com Tylie Malibu fringe bag in black, We Are Iconic 1236 Waimanu St., Ste. B (808) 462 – 4575 http://shopweareiconic.com “Uleilla slide in black, ALDO Ala Moana Center […]