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By Sascha Koki My family and I LOVE the beach and sun—all the more reason why I’m a stickler for proper sun protection at all times! But we’re not perfect and staying out in the sun all day will take its toll. When that happens, I turn to my arsenal of great after sun care for every family member including my baby nephew, my tween-age sister and my surfer mom. Listed below are a few before and after sun care essentials to help minimalize any damage for the whole family. Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask, Sephora What it does: A peel-off mask that instantly cools and hydrates. Great […]
By Sascha Koki Give your Hawaiian tan a lasting glow with the perfect sun kissed look! My good friend and professional Hair and Make-up artist, Melody Levy stopped by to give us a step-by-step on perfecting the bronzed babe look. Click HERE for a video with tips and tricks featuring our gorgeous model, Sophia and the ever talented (and beautiful!) Melody. Please note, the video is in Japanese. Get the look: Tweezerman Procurl Eyelash Curler, Sephora MAC Lipstick in Morange and Look At Her, MAC Cosmetics CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara, Longs Drugs NARS Pure Radiant Moisturizer, Nordstroms L’Oreal True Match Super Bendable foundation, Longs Drugs NARS Duo […]
By Sascha Koki Sea, sun and summer fun is too good to be left at the beach. Listed below are a few stellar sea-inspired products to tide you over while you daydream about your next visit to your favorite beach. Awapuhi hair texturizing sea spray, Paul Mitchell “Ocean” handcrafted bath soap bar, Kula Herbs Excellent Soaps Indian Ocean white tea and ginger perfume oil, Indi Ocean Bungalow Glow “Seaside Pikake & Water Lily” organic coconut butter loofah soap, Bubble Shack Hawaii Soap Co. “Honolulu Sun” gentle foaming hand soap, Bath & Body Works Bath & Body Works Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (808) 946 – […]
By: Sascha Koki Growing up in Hawaii typically means spending weekends, if not full summers at the beach. It’s a Hawaii-girl’s point of pride to have a curated bikini collection and mine typically overflowed from its designated dresser drawer. As locally designed swimwear became increasingly popular (and high quality), I proudly noticed that the majority of my bikinis were made or designed in Hawaii. A few of my favorite swimsuits are by ACACIA Swimwear, a local brand that was put on the sartorial map after getting featured heavily in the popular Sports Illustrated magazine’s swimwear edition and quickly becoming a staple name at the up-coming annual Cabana Show during Miami […]
By Sascha Koki Pack smart for a day at the beach with some of my favorite seaside essentials! The Hawaiian sun is no joke, especially at peak times between 10 AM to 2 PM when the sun’s at it’s hottest. Keep your skin protected with sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30, keep lips from going dry with a good lip balm and stay hydrated with a bottle of water on hand (important if you are going swimming). Of course, it never hurts to look fabulous all the while either! Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray SPF 30, Hawaiian Tropic Ray Ban Wayfarer Cosmo collection, “Mars,” Sunglass Hut BKR 500mL water […]
By: Sascha Koki In Hawaii, Fourth of July means beach barbecues and firework shows galore. Celebrate America’s Independence tomorrow with summer-friendly outfits in red, white and blue that are perfect for events around the island. Fourth of July First Friday in Chinatown Look downtown chic and ready to bar hop at the monthly event. 1. Pura Vida Bracelets, Mocchin Hawaii 2. Red tunic circa 1970’s, Barrio Vintage 3. Sophia Webster™ For J. Crew “Riko” pumps in grey gunmetal, J. Crew On-the-Island Ala Moana Make a statement in stars and stripes while you claim your spot at the beach for the big show. 4. “Aloha” lips graphic tank top, Cameron […]