Tag

hawaii

Browsing

My family and I just love new adventures and I’m so excited to share our most recent one with all of you.  This past weekend, my husband, sons, and sisters joined me on a Zipline Tour with Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala Course.  As a part of their Kama’aina special, we were able to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity.  Unfortunately, my husband did not take part in the zip lining due to an ankle injury, but he enjoyed watching as we had a lot of fun that day.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

There are two locations for the Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline on Maui, in Ka’anapali and on the slopes of Haleakala.  We decided to do the Haleakala Zipline and can’t wait to try out the Ka’anapali one in the future. Skyline is famous for being Hawaii’s #1 Zipline Company and being the 1st Zipline Company in the United States.  It was founded in 2002 on my beautiful island of Maui by father and son Buck and Danny Boren.  Skyline’s first location,  the Haleakala Skyline Tour (which is where we went this past weekend) is located on the Historic Haleakala Ranch in beautiful Upcountry Maui.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

The Zipline is located just a few miles before Haleakala National Park entrance and is easy to find with signs along Crater Road to help guide you.  Parking is easily available as well.  I read that Skyline Haleakala was recently recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of the world’s most amazing zipline courses and I’ll be honest, it is definitely a must-have for anyone to try.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala Zipline Course

The Haleakala Zipline includes a fun and a bit scary “Indiana Jones” style swinging bridge and 5 awesome ziplines.  My sister Harmony is afraid of heights, but she conquered them all and enjoyed the fact that they started off with a small and short line (like a bunny slope when you go skiing).  Each line gets longer and faster until you work up to the long Pendulum line at the end of the course.  The course tour will take approximately 1.5 hours to get through with a small hike taking you to each zipline adventure.  I think in total we hiked about 1/2 a mile on a trail that took us through eucalyptus trees.  Overall the trail was easy to maneuver and a great addition to the tour.

Thank you Jesse & P.J. for being AWESOME GUIDES!

From the beginning at check-in till the time we left the property after our tour, we felt like we were family.  Our guides Jesse and P.J. were very fun and kind and made a worried mom feel at ease.  It’s not easy dealing with two 9 year olds, who happen to be twins – but the boys left talking about how funny and cool their guides were and how much fun they had.  I was assured of their safety and was able to have a great time as well.  I love that the tour offered beautiful scenery and an educational experience for everyone.  

The zipline course at Haleakala has you soaring over 90-foot drops and canyons with the fragrant scent of eucalyptus trees surrounding you.  The pendulum line (the last zip line) reaches speeds of over 45 mph.  While going to each zipline, your tour guide will teach you about the various flora, fauna, culture and even birds that you can find on your Eco-Tour.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

Safe fun for the whole family

The boys had such a fun experience that they haven’t stopped talking about our adventure since that day (it’s been 5 days since we went).  I love that my family members felt safe and enjoyed themselves.  Skyline has sophisticated engineers that take good care in building and crafting their equipment and lines.  Each guide is trained above and beyond the industry standard of 40 hours and they each go through an 80-hour training process as well as a period of “assistant guiding”.  Skyline performs daily check-ups to inspects all ziplines, platforms, trails, and equipment to ensure safety and fun on each course.  And, each year an accredited ACCT inspector conducts a comprehensive review of each Skyline course, piece of equipment and all current practices.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

Experience a part of Maui you had no idea existed.

Being Hawaii locals, we get the opportunity to try out awesome activities. This one was definitely one of the most memorable.  My family and I have been loving the footage we caught and looking back at all the photos. (sorry this post is photo heavy)  As I mentioned before, we look forward to trying the Ka’anapali Course. We have to wait a little while since the twins are not quite heavy enough for that course just yet.  Everyone in our party was first-time zipliners with exception to my sister Katt and me, but everyone equally enjoyed their time.  It’s a perfect way to see a part of Maui most people have no idea existed.  

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

Conservation and Contribution

Skyline Eco-Adventures also works with our local community to preserve and conserve our natural resources in the islands.  From their first day in 2002, conservation has been an important part of their mission.  Skyline is the first zipline operator in the world to join 1% For The Planet. (1% For The Plant is a group of businesses committed to giving at least 1% of all sales back to environmental preservations.)  Skyline also supports various conservation groups throughout the islands.  But, they also contribute in many other ways.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,

Skyline gives back to the Hawaii Communities!

Skyline has planted over 5,000 native trees.  They use solar panels on their corporate office to reduce the energy costs. This helps to offset over 2,550 tonnes of CO2 emissions.  They recycle thousands of pounds of refuse from guests each year. And, their staff receive paid service days to support environmental causes.  Skyline has donated over $1.4 million to non-profit groups.  Last year, my son received a sponsorship for his Pop Warner Football Team from Skyline as well.  In 2017 they donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to the Maui Food Bank and Kauai Independent Food Bank.  Every September they offer their “We Love Kama’aina” Promotion. For this promotion, they collect non-perishable food items for the local food banks.  They give back to their local community and offer great service. But they also contribute in more ways than most can imagine.  

There is so much more that Skyline does for our community – from Make A Wish to community service.  Read all about it here.

skyline eco adventures zipline, zipline, zipline hawaii, hawaii's #1 zipline, adventure, blogger, review, hawaii, maui, must do while on maui, maui activities, tourist activities, fun on maui, maui fun, Zip line,
Check out our Vlog of the Adventure

Contact Skyline Eco Adventures

If you’re interested in booking Skyline Eco Adventures for your a Zipline tour – check out their website.  You can get all the details and pricing there. 

Check out our little video vlog (embedded above) and see how much fun we had.  Our family definitely and highly suggests Skyline Eco-Adventures Zipline for your next family fun event.  Thank you Skyline for making this experience not only a memorable one, but one we can’t stop talking Eco-Adventures.  Mahalo from the Kaho’ohanohano ‘Ohana.

Looking for more activity ideas while on Maui?  Kama’aina and want something budget friendly to do while on break?  Be sure to read our Top 10 Cheap and Affordable Maui Things to Do


Disclaimer:  Nothing to disclose.  

Recently I shared with all of you my thoughts on a skincare line that is based here in Hawaii.  I mentioned that they were soon to be releasing a new Natural, Reef-Safe Sunscreen.  Today, I’m excited to give you the details on this new launch.  Read the Press Release below.

A Sunscreen Formula Free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate

Maui, Hawaiʻ– (September 18, 2018) – Kuleana®, a new skincare line created in Hawaiʻi, adds a natural sunscreen to its product offerings to protect consumers and coral reefs while supporting environmental nonprofits in Hawaiʻi. Kuleana® Sunscreen is made from plant-based oils, minerals, and other reef-safe natural ingredients and does not contain ecologically harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate – two chemicals known to be toxic to corals and other marine life and recently banned by Hawaiʻi’s new sunscreen law. In addition to its environmentally friendly formulation, Kuleana Sunscreen aims to support environmental organizations in the state through its membership in 1% for the Planet, a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving.

“We are proud to offer consumers another natural product that aligns with our state’s environmental goals to protect and preserve fragile marine ecosystems, including coral reefs,” said Joy Galatro, marketing director at Maui-based Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company and parent company of Kuleana. “Practicing sustainability and protecting the environment are central to our company’s mission. With this product, we’re able to offer an earth-friendly and effective sunscreen choice for consumers while giving back to local nonprofits that are doing important work for our environment. We believe this is our responsibility, our kuleana.”

Formulated, tested and produced in an FDA-compliant facility, Kuleana Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection, remains water resistant for 80 minutes, and works well with all skin types. It contains a sheer, non-whitening zinc oxide that rubs in clear, allowing for application with or without makeup and ideal for daily use with other Kuleana skincare products. The product contains an innovative “clear” zinc oxide which leaves no detectable nanoparticles in the final product. Because they are porous, the zinc clusters appear clear on the skin, eliminating the undesirable “whitening” appearance common with most non-nano zinc sunscreens.

Vegan, cruelty-free, and without synthetic fragrances or colors, Kuleana Sunscreen is formulated with macadamia nut oil and sunflower oil made from locally grown ingredients and produced by Pacific Biodiesel, which last year began farming sunflowers in Maui’s central valley. Other natural ingredients include aloe extract, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and pineapple fruit extract – all skin-nourishing ingredients.

Through its new 1% for the Planet membership, Kuleana Sunscreen will support the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi beginning September 2018, in honor of the chapter’s 50th anniversary. The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi actively works throughout the islands to stop climate change, ensure climate justice for all, and protect Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources. Additionally, when individuals volunteer with the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi in the next year, Kuleana will provide an exclusive 50% discount on its sunscreen product purchased from the company’s website at KuleanaSunscreen.com.

“The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi focuses on priorities that reflect our company’s cutting-edge values: clean energy, climate change, food and water security, and sustainability,” Galatro added. “Supporting their statewide efforts reinforces the importance of a “mauka to makai” focus in protecting Hawaiʻi’s reefs – because harmful waste and pollutants on the land can eventually flow down into the ocean and negatively affect our fragile marine ecosystems.”

“We are grateful and honored to have the support of Kuleana,” said Marti Townsend, Director for the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi. “Guided by a genuine commitment to our planet and fueled by cutting-edge science, Kuleana is making it easier for all of us to do what we love with less impact on the natural resources around us.”

Kuleana Sunscreen is available in 3-ounce tubes and retails for $18. In response to demand, the company is also offering the sunscreen in bulk sizes for its resort and tourism-related customers. The product will be available for purchase in retail locations beginning this month and is currently for sale on the company’s website. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Kuleana

Kuleana® is a new skincare line of beauty oils and facial cleansers handcrafted in Hawaiʻi. These natural beauty products feature locally sourced ingredients such as macadamia, kukui, coconut, avocado and green coffee. The products are GMO-free, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free and contain no synthetic ingredients, fragrances or additives. The brand, inspired by the Hawaiian word “kuleana” that translates to “a personal sense of responsibility,” reflects the company’s dedication to practicing sustainability and contributing to a healthier world. Kuleana is manufactured and distributed by Maiden Hawaiʻi Naturals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawaiʻi’s pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel. Kuleana beauty oils and cleansers are handcrafted and bottled at the company’s facility on Hawaiʻi Island. Kuleana Sunscreen is a member of 1% for the Planet. Connect with Kuleana on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, please visit kuleanabeauty.com.

About Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi

Formed in 1968, the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi has over 20,000 members and supporters working throughout the islands to help people better explore, enjoy, and protect the planet’s unique environment and wildlife. The Sierra Club is the largest, oldest environmental organization in the U.S. The Sierra Club relies on volunteers to support outdoor education programs, trail and native species restoration projects, and grassroots advocacy for sound environmental policies. For more information, visit sierraclubhawaii.org.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network. Started in 2002, today 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Its members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

kuleana beauty, pacific biodiesel, skincare, beauty, anti-aging, natural skin care, GMO free skincare, vegan skincare, skin care, review,

The information in this post was provided for press release purposes.  Honeygirl’s World has not tried this product and cannot provide a review or thoughts on it at this time.  This is for informational purposes only.  Mahalo

Blue Note Hawaii, the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated and top artists, announces an awesome and special New Year’s Eve run with the amazing pop icon and drummer Sheila E.  A limited pre-sale begins on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 am at www.bluenotehawaii.com.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 31st at 10:00 am.  New Year’s Eve with Sheila E is presented in partnership with KSSK Radio.

SHOWTIMES:

December 28-30, 2018

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m. (Doors at 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.)
Tickets: VIP $85, Table $75 and Bar $65

December 31, 2018

Showtime: 8:00 (Doors at 6:00p.m.) 
Tickets: VIP $250, Table $125 and Bar $95

All tickets include champagne toast

December 31, 2018

Showtime: 11:00 (Doors at 10:00p.m.) 
Tickets: VIP $250, Table $150 and Bar $125

All tickets include champagne toast

One of life’s constants for Sheila E. comes down to a simple phrase: follow the beat. And her impeccable inner rhythm is the pulse behind a trailblazing career that still knows no bounds.

World-class drummer and percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Ringo Starr. Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and George Duke. Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter behind the seminal hits “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre.” Sheila is a fearless multi-instrumentalist, as well as an Actress, Mentor, and Philanthropist.

New Year’s Eve VIP Packages

Blue Note is offering two unique VIP packages for December 31 shows only.

8:00 p.m. VIP Package Inclusions

  • One VIP Ticket (choose from four seating options)
  • Post-show reception at the Outrigger Waikiki Voyager 47 Club from 11p.m. to 1a.m.
  • Reception includes complimentary beer, wine and appetizers
  • Oceanfront view of New Year’s Eve fireworks display

11:00 p.m. VIP Package Inclusions

  • One VIP Ticket (choose from four seating options)
  • Pre-show reception at the Outrigger Waikiki Voyager 47 Club from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Reception includes exclusive meet and greet with Sheila E, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers

For more information about this event and other upcoming events – visit: www.bluenotehawaii.com

Maui is my home and definitely my sanctuary – a place I love and will always love.  Many of you may be noticing a change in the content here at Honeygirl’s World moving forward and I’m excited about it.  You see, as a born and raised Maui girl (or kama’aina as they call it here in Hawai’i), I wanted to be able to share a little about Hawaii and my island home with my readers.  Here’s the thing, there are a ton of blogs out there about Maui and Hawaii for that matter, but how many of them are truly from the perspective of a native born?  I love writing about my favorite products and sharing my thoughts on the latest and newest beauty trends, but I feel like I really want to be able to share more of my life, with all of you.

So, I bring to you new content that is coming from the heart.  If you’re looking for reviews on different types of tourist attractions, activities, and eateries, consider me your own personal concierge.  I want to be able to share more of the things I love with all of you, the readers that helped to make Honeygirl’s World what it is today.  You can expect to still find a plethora of product features and reviews because let’s face it – beauty is my passion and so is my family.  So, don’t think that those videos, reviews, and posts will end.  I just want you to know that I’m going to be mixing it up a lot here.  You’ll still see the same type of content with a little blend of the island living I love.

Remember what I said earlier, about the point of view on Maui living (or Hawaii living for that matter) is usually not coming from a Hawaii native?  Well, I meant it.  I really want to share my thoughts with all of you as I have for 10 or more years.  I love experiencing all that Maui and Hawaii have to offer and I can’t wait to embark on this journey and share with all of you.  Reviewing Eateries that I enjoy here has been one of my favorite things to do on the blog over the years, so I’m excited to share so much more with all of you too.

Like I said before, this doesn’t mean the content you enjoy and love will no longer be here.  You can still search and find your favorite posts and you’ll continue to see new ones… I’m just adding to my flair.

Wishing you all a warm summer and lots of paradise loving,

Honey

Hey friends.  I wanted to share some info with all of you.  As many of you know, I love a fun event, especially if it’s free and this event is locally based so I wanted to give you all the details.

free event, hawaii surfing event, surfing, amazon prime video, free, event, grand tour, surfing, Hawaii,

I’m excited to share with you that Amazon Prime Video will be making its way here to Hawaii to join the World Surf League for a special event.  This exclusive event will be offering complimentary food and beverage along with games, interactive onsite activations and other exciting prizes.  Amazon Prime Video will also be showcasing a preview of the second season of their hit show, The Grand Tour.

Here’s the details on the event:

When:  Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time:  7:00pm to 10:00pm

Where :  Turtle Bay Resort

(57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI. 96731)

*This event takes place on the island of Oahu.

The Grand Tour is ready to make waves at this year’s World Surf League with a variety of festivities on the island of Oahu.  This hit show has been touring the United States since September with a nationwide journey bringing The Grand Tour to life for local audiences around the country.  Amazon Prime Video is excited to cross the finish line in Hawaii, giving the show a surf-inspired spin for World Surf League attendees at the Turtle Bay Resort.  The Grand Tour is a hilarious new global adventure from Amazon Originals slate.

About the Prime Original Series, The Grand Tour:

Season two of the record-breaking The Grand Tour will see presenters like Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embarking on their most extensive Grand Tour ever, as they travel through more location than before and attempt to avoid further mishaps and injury along the way.  The trio will spend over 100 days across five continents, racking up more passport stamps from Croatia, Mozambique, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado, New York and many more exotic locations around the world.

Screen the new season of The Grand Tour and get free food and drinks.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the photo booth, premium giveaways, music and more.  I’m sending all of my Oahu family to check it out. 🙂

Enjoy!

 

 

SELF PURCHASED / AFFILIATE LINKS

 

If you didn’t already know – I am born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Maui.  While it’s quite expensive to live here, it’s my island home and I’m proud of it.  My families roots and ancestry go back several years and my Great Grandmother was even of 100% Hawaiian ancestry.  Because of this, I’m always VERY proud of where I come from and the great things that Hawaii has to offer.  The islands are a wonder of talent, many of which come from the music industry.  My parents are musicians, so I have definitely seen my fair share of talented song birds and instrument players over the years.  One very talented person who comes from my island home of Maui is Anuhea Jenkins and I’m excited to share that she has recently collaborated with one of my favorite cosmetic brands, Cargo Cosmetics.  Today I’m going to share with you the You Had Me At Aloha palette – a new and limited edition release.  Let’s learn more about it, shall we?

Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful

This gorgeous limited edition palette called:  You Had Me At Aloha is hawaiian themed with 12 gorgeous shadows.  Retailing for just $34.00 this palette includes a very versatile mix of neutral shades and pops of color to create gorgeous and stunning eye looks.  Each shade is inspired by Hawaii’s beautiful natural beaches and floral and forest landscapes.

Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful

The shades through out the palette are laid out in 3 quads and 6 duos to perfectly coordinate and achieve both day and night looks.  I have also been enjoying pairing different colors outside of the coordinated tones (like Kai, Lei, Shaka and Shell) to create my own custom looks.  The palette also comes with a versatile dual-ended eye shadow brush that will allow you to apply the color and blend as well as a black pencil eye liner that can be sharpened to complete your entire look.

Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful
Left to Right: Hula, Waikiki, Hapuna, Kona, Shell, Shaka
Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful
Left to Right: Hibiscus, Island, Kai, Tiki, Lei, Luau

Shade Descriptions:

  • Hula – champagne (shimmer)
  • Waikiki – light peach (matte)
  • Hapuna – ivory (matte)
  • Kona – medium brown (shimmer)
  • Shell – light pink pearl (shimmer)
  • Shaka – medium pink purple (matte)
  • Hibiscus – light yellow (matte)
  • Island – peach (shimmer)
  • Kai – teal (shimmer)
  • Tiki – deep brown (matte)
  • Lei – violet (matte)
  • Luau – aubergine (shimmer)

Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful

I’ve had this palette now for a few weeks (since it was released on Cargo’s website) and I was not only intrigued but very excited to get it when I posted about the collaboration between Cargo and Anuhea last year.  When I talked about the collaboration months ago, I had no idea what the products would be or the colors so as soon as I seen it… I fell in love.  This particular palette screams “Honey” to me because the colors within are literally those that I use all the time or my favorite and must-have types of shades.  But, the fact that Anuhea is a local girl from Maui and signed as Ambassador of one of my favorite brands, really was the icing on the cake for me.

The shimmer shades through out this palette are absolutely stunning and gorgeous and each have a really nice texture.  The matte shades definitely wowed me more than I had expected.  Perfectly selected to have the mattes you need to create a whole eye look.  I am always impressed with the quality of Cargo’s products and I’m amazed they are not hyped up as much as other brands.  I have several palettes from Cargo but I think this is my favorite.

“As a Hawaii girl, I’m really proud to share this collaboration with all of you.  This beautiful palette is a must have for the makeup lover – especially if you enjoy colors like these.  Wearable shades with pops of color to help you create a stunning look.” – Honey

Cargo Cosmetics, You had me at hello, limited edition, eye shadow palette, cargo, anuhea jenkins, makeup, beauty, review, swatches, hawaii, maui, eyeliner, eye shadow brush, eye shadow swatches, gorgeous, beautiful

Let’s talk about the packaging… first, how beautiful is this Hawaii themed palette.  I think the design on the cover and the gold foiling really add a special touch.  For years to come, this will be a palette I will love having in my collection – even if just to hold for sentimental sake because the packing is gorgeous.  The colors are all named after places in Hawaii or things about Hawaii which I love.  I also love how so many of the colors represent its name perfectly – for example:  Kai (which is the teal shimmery shade in the palette) is Ocean in hawaiian.  And Hapuna which is a gorgeous location on the island of Hawai’i (Big Island) is a beautiful ivory matte shade which is reminiscent of the location that Hapuna is – tranquil, quaint, a golf resort area and great beaches for surfing.  Kona, a medium brown tone represents one of the main towns on the island of Hawai’i is lined with lava rack along the western coast and you’ll find various coffee farms & many historic landmarks on the island there.  All of the names of this palette correspond so well with the color it represents.

Cargo cosmetics, cosmetics, cargo summer spring 2017 collection, anuhea, cargo cosmetics, anuhea music, music, singer, songwriter,

About Anuhea

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.”

This gorgeous palette and the collection of products in collaboration with Anuhea has been available in over 1,100 Kohl’s department stores as of February 2017.  Anuhea will be appearing in all elements of the brand’s comprehensive marketing campaign including the print and digital advertising, in-store displays, public relations and even event appearances and social media.  I recently watched a live mini concert that she did via social media two weeks ago at Turtle Bay Resort on the island of Oahu where she debuted her song “You Had Me At Hello” and talked about the line with Cargo.

You can get your hands on this palette currently at: Cargocosmetics.com and at Kohl’s stores throughout the United States.

http://www.cargocosmetics.com/limited-edition-you-had-me-at-aloha-eye-shadow-palette.html

So, will you be getting your hands on this limited edition beauty?  If so, I’d love to hear all about it.  While I don’t know Anuhea personally, I feel like I do have a personal connection with her since she is from my island home.  I’m excited to see this collaboration (keep an eye out for more products I’ll be sharing from the collab coming soon) and I’m wishing her all the best in her continued success.

Maui No Ka Oi

Signature Honey


 

Disclaimer:  This product was purchased by me with my own money.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.  The image of Anuhea was provided to me from Cargo Cosmetics as part of PR purposes.

AFFILIATE LINKS

The boys and I have been enjoying our summer months together since my husband is usually working on the weekdays.  Come on now, we live on Maui, which has been rated the number 1 Vacation Destination by Conde Nast many years in a row, so we do have a plethora of sites to see and lots of fun to be had.  While we live on the mountain, we experience really hot days so I decided to pack the boys up into the car and take a drive up to Kula to cool down – since the air is much cooler there.  Our journey led us to the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, a place we have visited many times before – but it’s been years since I bought the twins here, so I decided it would be a perfect place to venture.

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

The Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm is located on the slopes of Haleakala and overlooks some of the most beautiful views on the South side of the island.  It is a 25-30 minute drive away from the Kahului Airport (the main airport into Maui) and a popular spot for visitors to stop at and have lunch after watching the sunrise at Haleakala or hiking the crater.  At one time, it used to be free to enter the Lavender farm, so I was surprised to see a guard house at the entry (it was not there my last visit a few years ago) and entry for adults is $2.00.  It’s well worth the cost however.  You can bring your own lunch and have a picnic or hike the grounds for a great adventure.  The air is so cool up there, it was a perfect place for the boys and I to getaway to beat the heat.

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

There is a little shop that sells tasty delectables featuring the fresh picked lavender, but the boys and I decided that we would just take in the sites and cool down and head home to eat lunch instead.  We walked around the gardens and admired the fragrant lavender as we took in the sites.

It was a short little adventure, but a beautiful day out so I took this opportunity to take some shots of the boys and my eldest son Kevin helped take a few photos of my casual outfit I wore.

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

The best part about our little drive and excursion today was that I was able to spend it with the boys.  They go back to school in about 2 1/2 weeks and this summer break flew by too quickly.  The twins are off to 1st Grade and Kevin is off to 7th Grade.  With Football season starting for all three boys August 1st – I know that times like these will be few in between, so I’m glad we made great use out of our Summer break.

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

Kimono Cover up – Forever 21 Plus

Ribbed Tank – Old Navy

Linen Shorts with pockets in black – Torrid.com

Flip flops – Guess Jeweled Slip ons

Watch – Invicta Angel

Sunglasses – Maui Jim Maui (style no longer available)

Nail Polish – Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Trend Matters Collection in Kozy

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

My embedded video above also showcases our dinner for that evening… I made my homemade poor man’s rissotto (recipe coming soon) and we watched a beautiful sunset from our porch to end a wonderful day.  If you’re not following me on Snapchat – my code is in my side bar, come and follow me on my daily journey.  What about you, are you enjoying the summer months?  I’m thankful to live in Hawaii and blessed to have a lifestyle where every day is an adventure and a vacation.

day trip, ali'i kula lavender farm, lavender farm, maui, twins, kids, summer break, ootd, plus size ootd, plus size summer outfit, kimono, boys, family fun, trip, hawaii

Since my DSLR hasn’t been working, it’s been really nice to find reasons to take my phone out to practice shooting with it… all the images that you see in this post were taken with my Samsung Note 4.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  Everything mentioned or featured was purchased with my own money.  Affiliate links may be posted through out.

SELF PURCHASED / AFFILIATE LINKS

 

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.

Fashion Friday - Real Orchid Earrings by Nagasako Designs, Made on Maui http://honeygirlsworld.com

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.

Fashion Friday - Real Orchid Earrings by Nagasako Designs, Made on Maui http://honeygirlsworld.com

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.

Fashion Friday - Real Orchid Earrings by Nagasako Designs, Made on Maui

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.

Fashion Friday - Real Orchid Earrings by Nagasako Designs, Made on Maui http://honeygirlsworld.com

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.

Fashion Friday - Real Orchid Earrings by Nagasako Designs, Made on Maui http://honeygirlsworld.com

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!

xo

Signature Honey

 

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.

Yay – I have finally found the time to post my Summer Essentials video.  Honestly, this is the second video I filmed and worked on but since my original video was 40 minutes long, I decided that I really needed to be more tactful with regard to what and how I posted so after some planning the last couple of weeks, here is the result.  I hope you enjoy the video and I hope you are enjoying summer.

Honey's Summer Essentials

Check out the embedded video below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

Check out the list below for a few of the products mentioned in the video.

Summer Essentials

Sunglasses – Maui Jim

Watch – Invicta Divers Rose Gold & Silver Watch

Floppy Sun Hat – Ross (Dress For Less)

Convertible / Versatile Sarong – Local Boutique

2 Piece Halter Bikini – Torrid

Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer.  Sending lots of hugs and best wishes for a safe and fun season.

Summer Essentials

 

Signature Honey

Aloha from Hawaii Makeup tutorial

When I think of Teal and Turquoise colors, Hawaii’s beaches always come to mind.  I was very excited to get the Bora Bora Quad from Be A Bombshell in my March Ipsy Glam Bag.  The colors in the palette remind me of Hawaii and the beach and the summers I spent as a child and teen surfing the waves.  Blues also remind me very much of the Island sunsets that I have experienced in my life… and I wanted to do a fun look utilizing the colors in the palette that incorporated all of these awesome memories.  Since it’s been a bit on the chilly side here, I wanted to do a look that reminded me of Spring and Summer and this is what I came up with.  I hope you all enjoy this Hawaii Inspired Spring Summer Look.

Hawaii Inspired Makeup

Styling this look was fun and of course – since I live in Hawaii, it was easy to do.  I added a little twist to it however… instead of using a traditional Hawaiian flower in my haku (head lei in Hawaiian), I opted to utilize one of my fun floral crowns that I got from Claire’s.  It gave it a nice twist on the look and added a gorgeous pop of yellow against the blues that I applied to my eyes.  My strapless tube dress is in black and from Jeans Warehouse (a local boutique).

Check out my video tutorial embedded below.  If you are unable to watch directly – click here to watch it on YouTube.

If you enjoyed my video – please don’t forget to Subscribe, Comment & Like. 
Aloha from Hawaii - Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Products used:

Primer – Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Eyeshadow Base – Jordana’s 12 Hour Made to last Eyeshadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
Eye shadows-

  • Transition shade – Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, soft brown matte shade
  • Crease shade – Rock Bottom (Be A Bombshell Bora Bora Quad)
  • Inner corner and inner lower lash line- Risky Business (Be A Bombshell Bora Bora Quad)
  • Middle lid – Bora Bora (Be A Bombshell Bora Bora Quad)
  • Outer V to deepen the outer corner – Starlet (Be A Bombshell Bora Bora Quad)
  • Outer corner and outer part of lower lash line – Seine (Sigma Paris Palette)
  • Lower lash line (teal) – Louvre (Sigma Paris Palette)
  • Browbone Highlight – Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, cream matte shade

Eyeshadow Pencil on lower lash – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last eyeshadow pencil in Aqua last

Lips – Milani Colorstatement lip liner in Nude, lipstick in bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Get Ready and topped with Laura Mercier lip gloss in Bare Naked

Contour, Blush, Highlight

  • MAC Sunbasque blush for light contour and blush
  • Laura Geller Balance & Brighten Bronzer in Tan to add warmth to the face
  • Laura Geller Bronze-n-brighten color correcting bronzer in medium to add an inner glow to the upper cheekbones
  • Laura Geller Baked Highlighter Duo in French Vannila / Golden Rose to highlight

Eye liner – Mally Evercolor Starlight liner in Midnight (waterline / tightline), Kat Von D Tattoo Waterproof Liner in Trooper (winged liner and upper lash line)

Lashes – Perfekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel (mascara), KISS Lashes in 03 and Duo Glue in Clear

Brows – Cailyn Brow in Cocoa, set with Milani Brow Gel

Hawaiian Inspired Makeup

I hope you enjoyed this Hawaii Spring/Summer Inspired look.  Creating this reminded me of all the years I danced hula as a little girl and really made me think of my childhood.  I’m not going to lie… while sometimes I wish that I lived elsewhere, Hawaii will always be my home.  I really wanted to take photos of this look while I was at the beach, but the weather has been so funky here lately that I was just thankful that I could go outside to get a few photos of the look 😉  Thank you so much for reading & watching!  “Aloha from Hawaii!”

blog signature honey copy