As we near the end of October 2016, I figured I would share with you a few products from brands that support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. While Breast Cancer Awareness is widely publicized each year in the month of October, the fact is – this cancer and others do not discriminate and attack all times of the year so it’s important that we do our best to be aware of what is out there and support the cause in the best way possible. “Think Pink” has been a way of supporting those we love and it can be done every day of the year, not just in October. I have been touched by cancer many times in my life, after losing my uncle Allen (my dad’s brother) to Leukemia when I was just a baby, I remember how it has affected my family and Lung Cancer, ALS and Breast Cancer have all been contributions to loss in my family over the years. It is something I whole-heartily support and awareness is important for everyone. Today I’ll be sharing with you a few products and brands that support the Breast Cancer Awareness cause and campaign so that the next time you’re shopping, you can “think pink” too.
Travalo is one of my favorite girly beauty items. It’s not your traditional makeup item, but I love scents and I love to smell good – so Travalo allows me to take my fragrance on the go with me. This October, Travalo – the leader in travel fragrance options, has partnered with Bright Pink. Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
In the month of October, 25% off all sales of the Travalo Excel, Class HD and Milano pink models will be donated to Bright Pink. Consumers will be supporting Bright Pink’s goal to reach 52 million young women in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 45, while continuing to have the ability to refill fragrances directly from a standard bottle through the patented and unrivaled Genie-S pump fill system from Travalo.
Purchase Travalo in the US here: http://us.travalo.com/
Another product I love and have raved about here on the blog over the last couple of months is WINK by Amalie. #PinkWINK is a campaign I discussed here, and is part of their BOGO for the Cure Campaign. For every bottle of WINK that is sold during the month of October, Amalie will donate one bottle to a cancer survivor to help them regrow their lashes and brows that are lost through chemotherapy. This is one of my favorite campaigns for Breast Cancer Awareness because often times we don’t think about the challenges a survivor of breast cancer (or any cancer for that matter) will endure. WINK is also one of my favorite beauty products as I have noticed huge results from using this product over the last 3-4 months.
Purchase WINK in Pink here: https://www.amaliebeauty.com/products/wink
This October, the all natural hair care brand Hair La Vie and all natural foot care brand Baby Foot will also be joining the fight. Each company will be donating 20% of their October sales to help the fight against cancer.
Hair La Vie is one of my all time favorite hair supplements and I’m proud to share with you their campaign for this year. Through their innovative, results-oriented line of nourishing hair supplements and natural hair products, Hair La Vie is in the business of making women not only feel good about their hair, but about themselves. Hair La Vie is also a brand that strives to help causes that they hold dear to their heart and they make it a top priority for them – especially women’s health issues. For the month of October, Hair Lav Vie will be donating 20% of their sales profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
HAIR LA VIE designs natural hair care products to help you grow longer, fuller hair faster than ever before. Hair La Vie has been on the market for a little over two years and has been incredibly well-received by thousands of women around the country. To learn more about Hair La Viesuccess stories, please click here.
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins $39 per bottle of 30 capsules
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner $49 per set, 8 oz. each bottle
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum $30, 2 fl. oz.
Hair La Vie “Revive” Deep Hydration Masque Price: $35, 8 fl. oz.
Available at HairLaVie.com
Baby Foot, a new product that I will be reviewing for all of you here in the coming weeks, is an all natural foot exfoliant containing 17 natural extracts that help get your feet back to looking and feeling like baby feet. This October, 20% of Baby Foot’s proceeds from their limited edition pink box will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Baby Foot Exfoliant is working hard this month to promote breast cancer awareness with their limited edition Pink Box.
Baby Foot, the revolutionary, all-natural, Japanese foot exfoliant that makes your feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot, contains a unique formula that allows your feet to exfoliate naturally, leaving them highly moisturized; $25 at BabyFoot.com.
While October is coming to an end in a few short days, you still have some time to check out some of these sites and support the cause. I am a believer that support for any type of charity or campaign should happen all year long and that’s why my family and I give back to these causes several times through out the year, but I think it’s awesome that companies do this too. I have been easily discouraged over the years by other companies that have exploited the cause of these campaigns, but I’m thankful that there are some great ones out there for positive benefit of those that need it. I have included items that I think would help make any woman (or man) feel wonderful and positive no matter their struggle. Whether it be to help with strengthening and regrowing their hair or lashes/brows, pampering themselves after long hours of chemo and recovery, or bringing a little swagger with a signature scent… I think these brands offer great products with a great cause. Help support the cause and consider these items when you are online shopping.
Disclaimer: The products discussed in this post were sent for feature consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted through out.
Meet the masters as they make their way to the tropical islands of Hawaii. This glam event is open and ready for you to sign up to attend, but spaces are limited so be sure to check it out and sign up now while you still can. Mane University heads to Hawaii this year for the Beauty Retreat and they are bringing some of the best masters in the business.
Mane University will be in Hawaii with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin. Be sure to head on over to the site for more details and to sign up. This is an event you don’t want to miss and I’ll be there too so come and stop by to say hi.
Multi-Award-Winning Singer and Songwriter Signed as Ambassador of Cargo’s Hawaiian Spring / Summer 2017 Collection.
I was absolutely ecstatic to read and hear that Maui girl, singer and songwriter, Anuhea – is the new face of Cargo Cosmetics Spring / Summer 2017 Collection. Many of you who read my blog know that I’m a Maui Girl too… born and raised and currently living on the beautiful island I call home, so it’s always exciting to see Maui natives featured and talked about around the world.
New York, June 1, 2016 – Award-winning color brand, Cargo Cosmetics, has tapped Hawaiian singer and songwriter Anuhea to be the face their their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.
“I’ve always been a fan of Cargo Cosmetics,” says the vocalist. “I need makeup that I can rely on. The portable packaging is great when I am on tour and performing under hot lights. It is an honor to be associated with the brand’s new collection inspired by Hawaii’s beauty.”
“Anuhea’s natural beauty, exotic style and magnetic charisma embody the spirit of Hawaii making her an ideal choice for this collaboration,” says Brian Robinson, President of Cargo Cosmetics. “Her authenticity and uniqueness set her apart from the mainstream. We are both excited and proud to have her representing Cargo.”
Cargo Cosmetics’ Hawaiian Spring/Summer 2017 collection will debut in over 1,100 Kohl’s department stores in February 2017. Anuhea will appear in all elements of the brand’s comprehensive marketing campaign including print and digital advertising, in-store displays, public relations, event appearances and social media.
As a Hawaii girl and proud to be, I’m so excited to share this information with you. Stay tuned as more info is released on this beautiful line of cosmetics from Cargo that we know and love.
About Cargo Cosmetics
For 20 years, Cargo Cosmetics has been a staple on the sets of film and television as well as in the makeup bags of women worldwide. High-definition foundations that escape the scrutiny of HD cameras and first-to-market innovations have created a loyal following amongst the world’s most renowned makeup artists. An industry insider favorite, Cargo has received some of the beauty industry’s most prestigious awards. Visit www.cargocosmetics.com for additional information.
Hawaiian born singer and songwriter, Anuhea, is one of the most popular talents to originate from Hawaii. She charted top ten on the iTunes Pop, R&B and Reggae charts as well as the Billboard Heatseakers and World Music Charts. Anuhea has shared the stage with Bruno Mars, Babyface, Al Green, FloRida, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley. She won two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii’s version of the Grammy’s, for Contemporary Album of the Year and Most Promising Artist. Eight of her songs consecutively made it to #1 in Hawaii including, “Higher than the Clouds.”
I have been waiting for this day to come for over a year now and I am truly excited to finally say that Maui welcomes T.J. Maxx and today they were celebrating their Grand Opening. Despite the warnings of funky weather and storms due to Guillermo, many made it out early this morning to experience the doors opening on this big day. I received confirmation that many stood in line from 6am as the doors opened at 8am and many experienced the opening festivities that went off without a hitch. I arrived just after 8am and while the line was wrapped half way around the building, it moved quickly and I was able to get into the building within a minute of standing in line.
As I neared the entrance with my girlfriend Jamie, we were greeted politely and sweetly by many employees of the new T.J. Maxx as well as Corporate Representatives. I’ll be honest, I have been to Grand Openings of stores before and it was awesome to see smiling faces on employees that looked genuinely happy to be working for the company. While walking around – I overheard several of the workers exclaim that they were excited to be working for a company that had already proved to be beneficial.
I was a bit bummed to have missed out on the opening festivities, but nonetheless, I was just happy to be a part of this launch day. Walking around the store was a bit hectic as is any store when it is newly opened, especially when you live on an island that really doesn’t have too many stores like such. But, considering I have shopped like a mad woman on days like Black Friday – it was busy but it really wasn’t as bad as it could have been. It was nice to see a variety of products and selections available and I immediately set my eyes on the handbag section which I’ll be back to visit later. The displays were placed appropriately and I loved seeing how neat and organized it all was on the inside. I’ll be honest, I loath shopping at another discount store because of the disorganized mess, so I am hoping T.J. Maxx will hold on to their reputation by keeping it in order as it was today.
Despite the craziness and the large crowds, employees still managed to keep a smile on their face and I stopped to ask several questions and received knowledgeable responses, friendly smiles and accommodation which was a breathe of fresh air.
It’s nice to know that there is much more option on the island for shopping and I wish T.J. Maxx would have opened a month earlier to accommodate for school shopping, but I’m glad it is open today. Filled with various name brands at discounted prices, I found everything from housewares to cosmetics (and everything in between) and I look forward to visiting the store again in the future to really take the time to check it out. It’s nice to know that some of the higher end brands that I love (like hair care) can be purchased at a discount here.
The little showers that we experienced this morning certainly didn’t rain on anyone’s parade and shoppers were excited to see what the store offered. I love the personal “Hawaii” touches I seen through out the store and while I didn’t purchase anything today – I know I’ll be back soon.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a HUGE watch addiction… so much so that I have more watches than I could ever use in a lifetime and I can’t live without a watch on so I even sleep with my watch. I have my favorite brands, my favorite styles and since I’m someone who spends a lot of time in the ocean, I have my Diver’s watches – but I have absolutely fallen in love with a style that is not only timeless, it’s unique. JORD watches are gorgeous wood watches created in different finishes and designs for every lifestyle. Today I am sharing with you the JORD Sully in Black & Maple. This watch has been a favorite of mine for days I want to dress up or those that I chose to be chill and lax.
JORD was derived from the desire for a timepiece that modeled their modern lifestyle. Jord wanted to provide something that was sustainable, efficient, simple and also influenced by experiential living. They wanted their watches to be able to tell more than time by creating a style that was guided by a deep appreciation for natural elements and modern design. Wood is not just a component to each watch, but is the main feature. Each watch is created with an intricacy and multiplicity of woods in the design to insure that each one is as distinctive as the owner. Their methods were to ensure that each watch was not just worn, they were used.
- Deployment Buckle with Push Button
- Stratch Resistant Mineral
- Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
- Case Width: 49mm
- Case Thickness: 12mm
- Lug Ends: 56mm
- Band Length: 214mm
- Band Thickness: 25mm
Check out the site and see all that JORD has to offer – shop here.
Disclaimer: The product mentioned was sent to me for review/feature. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links can and may be placed within this post.
I’ve said this before, but living in Hawaii really does have it’s benefits. From the gorgeous ocean and beaches that are my back yard to the beautiful flora and fauna that surround me, Hawaii is a getaway and paradise and I’m born and raised here. I’m pretty lucky! Maui is also home to many creative talents and I am so glad I was able to check out one for myself. Today I introduce you to Nagasako Designs, made on Maui.
Nagasako Designs on Maui was introduced to me about a year ago and I have been swooning and crushing over her jewelry since. You can find many real orchid earrings online and in various stores, but I am proud to say that this one is made right here on the island where I was born and from the town where I was raised. If you are from Maui, you’ll know that the Nagasako name is one that goes back generations. I had been a frequent customer of Nagasako store as a kid, grabbing my ICEE on hot summer days while cruising the Historic Lahaina streets, so I instantly recognized the name when I was introduced to the brand.
Martina Nagasako – a native to Lahaina, Maui preserves cherished floral memories for many and also creates one of a kind pieces that will absolutely be treasured for years to come. Today I share with you a piece I got for Mother’s Day, the Lavender Orchid Center Earrings ($45.00). I instantly fell in love with these because they looked so unique and of course, because Purple is my favorite color. While these gorgeous gems offer a statement, they are still dainty and feminine which I love. The pair dress up any outfit and fit in so well with the laid back lifestyle I live here on Maui. These earrings are well made with center orchids that are grown, hand picked, designed and glassed in Lahaina. I love that they are on hooks which allow the earrings to dangle freely from the ears and the lavender/grey fresh water pearl makes for a perfect accent on each earring.
Nagasako Designs offers a variety of pieces in different sizes and colors. They are priced reasonably and make great gifts. I stalk the company on Instagram to see new releases as they are rolled out and as I mentioned earlier, no two pieces are alike as each flower is unique. Nagasako Designs also offers preservation of flowers from your Wedding Day or special occasion and are the only preservation floral studio in Hawaii.
While I have a plethora of earrings and pendants on my wishlist, I have my eyes on a set of plumeria and whole orchid earring sets. It item is absolutely gorgeous and so well made that I can’t wait to pick up more. I wanted to feature Nagasako Designs on Fashion Friday because I’m not only impressed with the product, but customer service is phenomenal, shipping is very fast and I think it is so awesome to have such a creative mind and designer right in my back yard. But, Nagasako Designs does ship anywhere, so do not hesitate to check out what she has to offer. Stop by Nagasakodesigns.bigcartel.com to see the pieces she offers and check out her Instagram @Nagasakodesigns to keep up with what’s new and to check out her flash sales & discounts she has often.
Have you heard of this brand before? If not – what about the pieces she offers… do you think this would be something you would love as a gift or to treat yourself with? Thanks for stopping by!
Disclaimer: The products mentioned or discussed in this post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. There may be affiliate links through out this post.
I’m a little behind in posting this but it has been a crazy week and I haven’t been feeling well. However, since it is Friday (Happy Aloha Friday), I figured I could share a little Foodie love and Fashion. This past Sunday was Mother’s Day and my husband and sons surprised me with an awesome Brunch at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. This location is one of my favorites because the grounds are gorgeous and the Spa and Terme are one of my favorites to go a few times a year for a little “me” time. This was the first time we attended their brunch and I’m so glad we had the opportunity to experience it.
The Grand Wailea Resort and Spa is located on the South Side of Maui in Wailea. It is a gorgeous resort with grounds that are not only breathe-taking, but a playground for all ages. It is also located on one of the most beautiful beaches Maui has to offer.
My family and I have been to the resort on many occasions whether as a stay-cation, attend weddings at their chapel, dine or play in the pools or spa but we have never been to their brunch. This brunch occurs every Sunday, but this year they tried something different and had a Sangria bar especially for Mother’s Day. Their buffet includes everything from Prime Rib and Crab legs to a plethora of seafoods, local dairy cheeses, waffles and pancakes and so much more. I apologize for not having any photos of the food as I was too caught up in making my plate I completely forgot.
I was able to capture the dessert bar which was just as delicious and included everything from macarons to cake pops and everything in between. Scrumptious treats for a great day.
Stop on by the site to see what their entire menu includes – I’m sure you’ll be drooling just reading it. Their menu can be found here. After Brunch, my family and I took a stroll through the grounds to walk off a full tummy. It was such a beautiful day.
Love my guys! My husband, sons and I do everything together – even anniversaries are celebrated together. We are just a close family overall. It was such a nice treat to have a Mother’s Day brunch with the ones I love.
The boys are all dressed casually wearing denim shorts from Old Navy and their favorite graphic t-shirts or plain t’s. My husband is sporting a pair of Khaki Cargo Shorts from Dickies and a shirt from Maui Tropix.
For my outfit – I went with something I knew would be comfortable and still cool since it was pretty warm that day.
- Loose Fit Peplum style top – Old Navy
- Black Pencil Skirt – Forever 21
- Platform Flip flop sandals – Steve Madden
- Watch – Invicta
- Necklace, Earrings – Amethyst and Sterling Silver Jewelry that was my Mother’s Day Gift from my Husband and Sons
- Pandora Style Bracelet – Muwae Jewelry
- Purse/Handbag – Miche Prima Bag with Farrah Shell
For dinner that evening my husband prepared for me his Pork Loin, smothered in mushrooms and homemade mushroom gravy with a side of garlic asparagus. It is one of my favorites and I had been craving it for a few weeks so he picked up the supplies to make it for me. MMM MMM YUM!
It was such a wonderful day and I wish that every Mother out there had a day that they not only enjoyed but also cherished. I am a proud mom and so thankful for my children. My pregnancies were all difficult and my children are definitely God’s gifts to us.
Disclaimer: All products discussed were purchased by me with my money. There may be affiliate links through out this post.