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It’s been over a year since I last wore my hair straight so I really wanted to do so while trying out a “new to me” product. Today, I introduce to you the Instyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush. I’m writing this post a week after I actually filmed the demo video (posted below), so I also have a photo of what my hair looks like after a few days of wearing it straight.

So, the Instyler Straight Up Ceramic Straightening Brush retails for $59.99 at our local Ulta Store, which is where we picked it up. It claims to smooth, straighten and give you frizz-free hair in half the time it takes to use a flat iron.

Instyler Straight Up Details

  • 65 Powerful Ceramic Heated Plates
  • 7 Heat Settings from 330 degrees F to 450 degrees F
  • Cool Tip Ionic Bristles
  • Digital Temperature Display
  • Professional Swivel Cord
  • Automatic Shut Off

I used the Straight Up in my demo directly out of the box and did not read directions or tips on how to use the tool. I definitely suggest reading up on it prior and don’t do as I did. The tool itself heated up almost instantly and after less than a minute it was ready to be used.

I love that the Straight Up has a swivel cord, but would have liked it to have a longer cord altogether because some of my plugs in my house are near to the floor and I stand up when I straighten my hair. As I mentioned before, the tool heated up very quickly and while there are definitely hot spots on the brush, it was very comfortable to use and I could get on the top of my head without burning my scalp. Holding the brush takes a little getting used to, mainly because of the cord, but ultimately it was easy to grasp.

If you are looking for something like a flat iron but with minimal effort, I think you’ll enjoy this tool as much as I did. After my initial use, my hair stayed fairly straight without touching up for at least a week.

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As you can see from the image below, the hair at the nape of my neck as well as the underneath began to get curly fastest, which is normal with me using a flat iron as well. I took this photo 5 days after initially using the Straight Up on my hair. It still had shine (not greasy) and I was still able to wear it down.

Overall, I think the Straight Up by Instyler is a great buy and a nice value considering it tackled my very long and curly hair. I would definitely recommend it and I like the ease of use. I may not be using it properly, but I like that it’s as simple as brushing through my hair.

Have you tried the Instyler Straight Up? If so, what are your thoughts on this product?

Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was purchased by a family member as a gift for me. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.

I love starting out the new year by sharing new services with my readers. Today I’m excited to share with you a new service available called ORBY TV Satellite Television. While I’m not able to tell you from my own experience about the service (they are not currently available in Hawaii), I wanted to share information about ORBY TV with all of you. If you’re looking to cut the cord on your television cable service and want to try something new – I have a few things I want to share about ORBY TV and how it differs from your standard cable service.

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ORBY TV Satellite Television IS AFFORDABLE

ORBY TV is ONLY $40 a month. That includes taxes and fees and it’s NOT an introductory rate. Yup, you read that correctly – just $40 a month. You will need to buy the equipment and get it installed. But, you own the equipment after that, so you won’t have to pay monthly rental fees that other companies may require. Because the monthly service rates are so cheap, the equipment pays for itself in the first few months. You are literally just piling up savings over time – which is an awesome deal!

There are two different plans that you can choose from as well as additional services available for Orby TV Satellite Television:

  • $40 a month (Essentials Package) = 40 channels
  • $50 a month (Extras Package) = 60 channels
  • Add EPIX (EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX HITS & EPIX DRIVE-IN) for an additional $6/month
  • Add STARZ (STARZ, STARZ COMEDY, STARZENCORE, STARZENCORE WESTERNS) for an additional $9/month

LOCAL TV CHANNELS ARE ALWAYS FREE!

Local TV channels are always free with the included antenna. Once the equipment is installed, your local channels (where available) are free, even if you decide not to pay for a package of channels. This particular point got me excited because here in Hawaii with our local cable company, we no longer can run analog television or local channels without paying for a service agreement through the company. ORBY TV satellite television offers that to you, even if you decide you don’t want to continue with their service packages.

NO HIGH-SPEED INTERNET NEEDED

There is no high speed internet needed to use ORBY TV like you would need if you were utilizing streaming services. Because high speed service can often be really expensive or if you only have mobile, ORBY TV is a great choice.

CANCEL AT ANY TIME!

You can easily turn off your package of channels and then turn it back on when you want or need it. You only pay for the service when you want it, through a simple to use app. There are no reactivation fees or cancellation fees. You can cancel at any time! And, you still get your local channels even if you’re not paying for the monthly channel package.

NO CONTRACT / NO CREDIT CHECK

ORBY TV’s service is kind of like a pre-paid phone, but for television. There are no contracts, no credit checks and it’s the perfect service for anyone that is looking for an affordable way to watch television without spending hundreds of dollars a month. There are no rental fees, because again, you own the equipment.

WHAT’S THE SETUP COSTS?

Well, you’ll need to purchase the ORBY TV Hardware. The are available online via Orbytv.com or via stores like Best Buy. It will also be available at Target in March. The hardware will cost approximately $99 (depending on the location, etc.). Once you have the hardware, you’ll need to schedule to have it professional installed. Professional installation costs will be approximately $150. Once that is done, you select the monthly channel package you want and you’re good to go. As I mentioned before, you’ll also have access to free local channels and of course, low-cost programming from then on.

If you’re tired of contracts and teaser rates that skyrocket in a few months, you’ll absolutely enjoy ORBY TV. I love the fact that you don’t need to have a contract signed, because getting stuck in one of those is seriously deadly, lol. And, if you fall on hard times financially or say you just want to save that extra $40 – $50 a month, you can decide to cancel at any time without penalty. You don’t have to worry about feeling like the repo man is coming to pick up your box or your satellite dish, because you own the hardware. And, turning the service back on is as easy as selecting the package you want again and moving from there – no need to pay all over again.

FORGET BEING FED UP WITH HIGH TV PRICES

ORBY TV is seriously changing how we pay and watch television. They are affordable with a fixed price and high-quality digital satellite television service. ORBY TV newly launched on 1/21/19 so this is the perfect time to check them out and give them a trial run. As soon as they hit Hawaii, I’m positive my family and I will be signing up and installing our own hardware box.

So what about you? Will you be trying out ORBY TV? I think that the price point and the fact that there are no contracts is a huge buying point for me. I also love the fact that we can get our local channels free. Our local service doesn’t even provide that and so we are streaming our local channels online in order to watch them. I definitely suggest checking out ORBY TV satellite television and find out more about what they have to offer.

Visit: OrbyTV.com for more info.


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One of my New Years 2019 goals is to have more movie nights with my fam bam.  So, when I heard that Goosebumps 2 was about to release on DVD & Blu-ray I couldn’t help but get extremely excited to watch it.  You see, watching movies at home helps to make Movie Night with my family personally, but is also much more convenient than running out to the theater and dealing with uncomfortable seats.  Furthermore, I grew up with R.L. Stine books and absolutely loved Goosebumps the Movie, so I couldn’t wait to share Goosebumps 2 with my family.

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Goosebumps 2 is now available for purchase on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.  You can also grab yourself the Combo which includes all three.  

Great for Family Movie Night

For my birthday (which was Monday), my family and I sat down in front of the tube (do they even still call it that?  In case you don’t know what I’m referencing, I mean the television. lol) and put in our Blu-Ray disc to watch Goosebumps 2.  Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong.  

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About Goosebumps 2 – The Movie

You know I don’t like to spoil a movie before anyone is able to watch it, but I’m going to share a little run down on what happens.  They say that you must “be careful what you wish for.”  Well, this is all true when best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash.  While cleaning out the old Stine house, they find a locked book that frees a little nightmare named Slappy!  The two friends, along with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah are in a race against time to get the dummy and the creatures that are roaming the town for Halloween back into the pages of the book before it’s too late.  

Goosebumps 2 is funny with a combination of a little scary (not too scary for the littles though) and intrigue. I loved that Ken Jeong played a small role in this movie, but his character really gets an R.L. Stine reader excited about the movie.

Extras

The disc includes a lot of fun extras as well – like: a Gag Reel, deleted scenes, featurettes and Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs.

If you’re a fan of R.L. Stine or have read the Goosebumps Book Series, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.  My family and I have been waiting patiently to watch and we really enjoyed it.

The Details

Goosebumps 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images as well as some thematic elements, rude humor and language.  The twins are 9 so they really enjoyed the movie, but there were some parts where they felt the need to close their eyes.  Of course, they realized that it was not that scary and ultimately really loved the movie.  

I love sharing my childhood with my sons and having some of my favorite books come to life in movies is definitely a great way to share it.  I’ve got the twins wanting to read the books so I’m definitely excited about that.  
Check out some of the fun additions that you can do with your family like the Goosebumps Gummy Bear Slime or Science with Slappy where you can grow, observe and glow your bears.

Have you picked up your copy of Sony Pictures Goosebumps 2?    As a family we definitely suggest you checking it out. Whether you want a copy of DVD or Blu-Ray or looking for the Digital copy, all of them are available and out now.

Thank you Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for sending over our copy of this awesome movie. My family and I loved it.


Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted through out.

Happy New Year fam! It seems like I haven’t written here in like forever and I still can’t get over the fact that it’s 2019. I’m excited about the new year and the changes I know are to come and the path I’m hoping to take this year. I used to share these types of posts with my readers pretty often over the years, but in the last few years I’ve slacked. So, I figured a new year, means I can try again, right? I started the new year pretty nicely, simple and effortless. As I finally find the time to log into my blog, I am also starting the new year with a new post on my birthday. Can you believe it, I’m 39 today. Anyway, I wanted to share my word of the year for 2019 and without further adieu, my word of the year for 2019 is…

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BALANCE

Yup – you read that correctly. My word of the year for 2019 is balance. Last year, Inspire was my word and I thought I did a pretty good job at incorporating it into the year. But, I realized that I really needed to improve how I balance my life. Now, let me elaborate on this a bit. I struggled with finding the perfect balance between home life, workouts and getting healthier and my Blog, YouTube and Podcast, spending enough time outdoors enjoying life and just everything in general. I’m sure everyone has those times when you just can’t balance the fine line between your various life occurrences, right? But for me… I struggled with being able to do more than one at the same time, or focusing on just one thing. While I never really had that problem before, but it seemed like last year literally took the cherry on the pie and left me with the crust. I knew I needed to become a healthier me, so I took that time to focus on that and many things fell through the cracks. Once I started improving on my health, I focused on my family and having adventures and forgot about everything else. It seemed as if I couldn’t find the proper balance to tackle each task and part of life seamlessly.

CREATING BALANCE – HOW I PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH THIS

There’s so much for me to look forward to in 2019 and while I don’t do the whole “resolutions” thing, I definitely create a vision board to keep me on track with goals I’d like to accomplish for the year. I need to take the time to not only work on myself and my family life, but also create a life I continue to love. Here are a few things I’d like to focus on for this year to help create balance in my life:

  • Finding Balance in being healthy. Continuing to improve my health is very important to me. I’ve tried to make it a lifestyle change and my goal is to continue to work towards improvement while incorporating the tools I need to be successful.
  • Finding Balance in making time for myself and the things I enjoy and love to do. Whether that means finding time for a manicure or going for a walk – I must find time to spend on myself. Self-love is not just a hashtag, it’s an important part of what we need to do for ourselves.
  • Working on balance in work life – creating equal amounts of content for my blog, YouTube, Podcast and social media. Create the best content for engagement and really incorporate ideas from my viewers and readers. I want to be able to have a schedule that will allow me to post a minimum of once a week and create content that everyone will enjoy. Most importantly, content that I’m proud of.
  • Balance in my marriage. Important – plan for date nights with Kev and I. This may seem like such a small task, but I feel like we truly need to get out more together – just he and I. Date nights are definitely essential for any couple. After having children, it seems like we have been very focused on the boys and I must be able to have balance in life to spend time with Kev and really build our relationship again.
  • Balance in a schedule. This one – heck it’s not gonna be easy. I push so many tasks on the side to work a schedule that I think it essential. But I’m struggling to really get everything done. I need to be able to really use my calendar and various planners to keep organized with a good schedule so I can accomplish everything I need to and want to do.
  • Balance in food. I realized a lot about my eating habits in the last year. I am totally addicted to sugar. But if I can work through some of that as I have been doing and still be able to satisfy my cravings, I think I will be successful this year.
  • Balance in adventures. This may seem like an odd one, but I feel like I go through bouts of adventures and then a dry spell for a really long time. If I incorporate at least one type of adventure a week or a few each month, I’m not feeling like I missed out on so much or spent too much time playing instead of accomplishing important tasks.

There is obviously so much more I want to be able to focus my balance and time on. I have a lot of things I’d love to be able to accomplish this year and I’m optimistic that I will get it done.

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New Year – Same Honey, Just Improved

I really started 2019 off on a good note (even if I’m just writing my first post for the year and it’s already 14 days in lol. I’m excited for all the adventures and the memories I’ll be making and creating this year. But, I truly want to make 2019 a year of balancing all of my tasks and daily life, while creating memories and working on myself. I look forward to looking back at this year and all the changes and accomplishments I’ve been able to make.

Do you have a Word of the Year?

So, tell me… do you have a word of the year? Any resolutions or goals you want to accomplish for 2019. I’d love to know all about it, so be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know.

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It’s no secret that I have a crush on FarmHouse Fresh products.  If you haven’t been a follower of my site long or if this is the first you’re hearing about FarmHouse Fresh, then be sure to head on over to other posts about this company which you can find here.  FarmHouse Fresh has been a brand that I’ve been using faithfully now for over 3 years and I’m always excited for the Holiday sets they release.  Today I’m going to share with you a few holiday gift sets that you can get your favorite skincare or beauty junkie.  Let’s read on, shall we?

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Blackberry and Beach Lip Gift Basket Sets

The Blackberry and Beach Gift Sets are a sure hit for anyone on your holiday gifting list.  Each basket set comes with two popular products from FarmHouse Fresh.  They are definitely some of my favorite products from the site (though let’s face it, I love anything and everything from FHF).  Each 2-piece gift set comes in a farm basket and is ready to be gifted as is, or add a pretty bow on top.  Priced at $30, these sets are 96-99% natural and gluten-free.  The sets include their yummy polish to scrub away and smooth your lips (perfect for winter weather) and their scrumptious lip balm, an absolute must-have for any lip balm lover.

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Juicy purple vibes.  The Blackberry Gift Set includes a lip polish to smooth your lips with U.S. grown cane sugar, juicy organic Oregon blackberries, and a splash of Texas wine.  The lip balm is creamy and was created with a long-wear formula that lasts and lasts with just one application. 
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The Beach Lip Gift Basket Set includes two delectable summery lip products.  Polish your lips with the delicious Beach Punch lip polish that is chock full of U.S. grown beet sugar, Texas honey, sweet California dates and a splash of pineapple juice (I don’t know about you, but the ingredients make me hungry – lol.)  Then finish up your lip treatment with the creamy Coconut Beach lip balm (my favorite out of all the lip balms I’ve tried from FHF (and I’ve tried them all).  The Coconut Beach lip balm has a long-wear formula as well for lasting protection and moisture in one application.
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Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Mousse for Hands $16.  93% Natural and Gluten Free.

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Of course, you can’t forget a great hand cream for the winter months and I am a huge lover of hand creams and lotions for holiday gift giving.  The Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Mousse for hands is perfect for travel or take on the go and just like my favorite Moon Dip in the glass jar, this hand cream is loaded and boosted with vitamin-rich emollient oils that lock in the hydration and suppleness.  It feels like powder on the skin with a soft texture that is just like magic.  Deep-winkle peptides help to visibly firm the look of your skin overtime, leaving your hands ready for gorgeous nail polish and showstopping photographs.  Did I mention the scent?  Light milk-oat scent is soft but fragrant.  It’s a soft scent that is perfect for everyday use.

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The Whoopie Deluxe Boxed Gift Set includes an assortment of delectables for the body.  White velvet, whoopie pie dessert-scented favorites that include:  a full size body cream and hand cream, travel-size body wash and candle.  They smell delicious and I’m sure you’ll want to keep this set for yourself, so make sure you buy two – lol.

Whoopie! Deluxe Boxed Gift Set

I also highly suggest picking up one of the Whoopie Box Sets.  I wrote about it before on the blog and I love that they still offer this option for their customers.  If you are looking to try FHF products, this is a great way to test out some of my favorites.  This collection is Vegan, 95% Natural and Gluten Free.  For $54.00 you get a steal of a deal and it’s worth every single penny and more.  You can see a similar set featured here on my blog.

Scrub Down & Silk Up – Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Sets

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This image is from the FHF site.  I wanted to include it because I have tried the main 3-step sampler in the collection and it’s still a favorite for me to buy for loved ones.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Soft & Fluffy Limited Edition Gift Set.  I wrote about a similar set a few years back and it continues to be one of my favorite products to buy for my loved ones.  Retailing for $34.00 – this Limited Edition Set is the perfect way to pamper.  It includes a 3 step body transformation kit and a nourishing Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream.  The 3-step sampler includes 3 ounce jars of Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub (an O-List Favorite), Whoopie! Cream Shea Butter (a Redbook MVP Beauty Award Winner and one of Honey’s Favorite Things) and Agave Nectar Body Oil (another Honey’s Favorite Things item).  It also includes the Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream.  I have featured a similar set on my blog here.

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The set I have pictured above is one I featured on my blog a few years ago.  As you can see, it doesn’t have the hand cream.

Why Does FHF make Honey’s Favorite Things each year?

I usually include products in a Holiday Gift Guide each year, but I decided I would change things up a bit.  I wanted to be able to feature my favorite products and brands in their own posts.  FarmHouse Fresh products continuously make my Holiday Gift Guides (Honey’s Favorite Things) each year because they are my favorites and I love them.  I purchase gifts for family and friends from this brand each year because I know that they will always have the quality I want at prices that anyone can afford.  Even if they were costly, their products are worth every single penny.  If you haven’t tried anything from FHF before, trust me when I say, once you do, you’ll be addicted to their quality and scents. 

Interested in picking up any of these gifts for the holidays?  Or want to pick up something else from the delectable line up of FarmHouse Fresh treats?  Click here and check out their website.


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review and inclusion consideration.  However, all opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Anything featured on my site has been tried and tested by Honeygirl’s World.  This is not a sponsored post.

I’ve been using teeth whitening products for many of my adult years. I’m always on the hunt for one that will not affect my already sensitive teeth.  Recently I was introduced to the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System and after trying it out, I’m excited to share it with all of you.  

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As you may know, I got a root canal done on one of teeth a few months ago and tooth sensitivity has been a common problem I’ve experienced.  I wanted to whiten my teeth, without the issues that I would get from other store bought systems.  Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System has come to my rescue.  This system was developed by dentists and clinically proven to deliver results.  I love that it’s a trusted brand with a professional-grade system that I can use at home.  It’s quick, safe and convenient.  But most of all, it’s comfortable to use.  

How does it work?

The Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System takes teeth that are yellowed or stained due to years of exposure to coffee, tea, wine or any other acidic foods and beverages (or from intrinsic aging) from dull to dazzling.  And, it does it in 30 minutes.  This unit is a three step system that uses patented light-activated whitening technology and features the first at-home dental grade whitening light.  It’s clinically proven to brighten smiles up to six shades in 30 minutes.  

What’s included in the kit?

The Luster Premium White Pro Light Dental Whitening System includes:

  • Patented Duo Power Xenon Whitening Light
  • AcceleRinse to pre-treat teeth
  • Deep Whitening Serum containing active dental peroxide
  • 4 AAA batteries for your whitening light
  • Shade Guide and instructions
  • Bonus:  Power White Pro Toothpaste (1 oz.)

With the Luster Premium White Kit you get a trusted winner of the Women’s Choice Award – ranked 9 out of 10 for their Customer Recommended Whitening Kits.  But, what I love the most about this system is that there are no messy strips or trays (that don’t fit each person) but you get a Professional-Grade whitening system you can use at home.  Even with my sensitive teeth, I found that I had zero sensitivity while using these products and they are enamel-safe and sulfate free.  It also helps ease my mind that they were developed by dentists, making it something that I know I can feel comfortable trying.  Did I mention how affordable the kit is?  It’s just $43.99, making it easy to get professional results in the comfort of your own home.

I’m all about affordability and Luster Pro Whitening System is definitely an affordable option.  But, they didn’t sacrifice on the quality.  As you can see from the chart below, Luster Pro Light offers quality results without a hefty price tag compared to other whitening systems on the market. 

How did Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System work for me?

I’ve been using the Luster system now for a few weeks.  I love how easy the system is to use and the directions are easy to follow.  Simply brush your teeth with the Power White Pro Toothpaste and then floss.  Once that is done I rinse my mouth/teeth with the AcceleRinse to help pretreat my teeth.  Then, I apply the Stain Lifting Serum to my teeth (it’s a brush so application is easy) and hold the light to my teeth for two minutes.  It’s definitely simple and easy to use.  Once that’s done, after just a few treatments, I noticed that my teeth had whitened a few shades.  I was not only excited but so happy to see how it was working for me.

crazy hair, don’t care – lol.  The Whitening light is easy to use and lightweight too.  You don’t need to hold it to your face very long which makes it great for days when you’re on the go.

My teeth before my first Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System.  Sorry the before & after photos are not so clear, it’s hard to photograph your own teeth, lol.
My teeth after two weeks of using the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System

After using the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System for several weeks, I found that my teeth had whitened several shades and I wasn’t the only one to notice.  Friends and family members have commented on my teeth asking if they were professionally whitened.  I send them right over to Luster Pro Light Dental System because I love that it is affordable and so easy to use.  Teeth are important and most times the smile is the first thing people notice on you. Keeping your teeth white and looking healthy is essential for any first impression.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive teeth whitening system, I definitely suggest checking out the Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System. For under $50 you can get a teeth whitening system that is kind to sensitive teeth and easy to use.  

Interested in learning more?  Check out Luster Premium White products online at Lusterpremiumwhite.com

Thank you Luster Premium White for giving me the opportunity to try your products and for being so patient while I recover from my root canal.  

Disclaimer:  The product(s) featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.  

The holiday season is here and while most of us are busy planning for Turkey Day, I’m here searching the net to find out who carries and offers the best holiday greeting cards.  I’ve realized in my search, that the Christmas season happens to be a popular time of year to get married.  Having been a wedding photographer, I honestly didn’t realize it was a trend.  Since I live in Hawaii, wedding season here is year round, so it was interesting to find out.  Well, that’s where Basic Invite comes into play.  This awesome website gives you the ease you need in sending out invitations or holiday cards, no matter the reason for that season.  

What is Basic Invite?

Basic Invite is a web based site that allows you to build your own color theme for your invitations and cards.  They offer an unlimited amount of color combinations so you can make your card as unique as you are.  I love that they offer an instant preview so you can insure your card design is exactly as you like it before you order.  Their prices are great and the list of products available at your finger tips is unbeatable. 

Wedding Invitations done the easy way!

I remember designing my own wedding invitations over 17 years ago.  It took a lot of time and effort.  And, since it was not as easy to order online, it also took a lot of back and forth to the printers to approve and revise my invites.  Now, companies like Basic Invite offer you an easy peasy solution for completing an important task for your big day.  Simply select a design that you can customize with over 180 different color options.  Make your card exactly as you want it, down to the littlest detail.  Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allow customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation.  This way you can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before you place your final order.  Didn’t I say it was “easy peasy”?  This is the perfect way for you to get those wedding invitations with a Christmas theme done exactly how you want it and done easily. 

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40 Different Colors of Envelopes?

Besides custom samples and an almost unlimited amount of colors, Basic Invite also has a collection of over 40 different colors of envelopes for their invitations.  Customers have the option to choose their envelopes to make that special invitation pop and stand out before it is even opened.  All envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed.  

Choose from 900 Wedding Invitation Sets

Yup, you read that right.  900 Wedding Invitation Sets! Each of their wedding invitations is part of a set.  You can find everything on their site from save the date cards to wedding invitations.  And, don’t forget things like the enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards.  

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Basic Invite also offers Free Address Collection Services.  Simply use their free address collection service with just three easy steps.  Share a link, collect addresses and get free envelope printing.  

Seal & Send Wedding Invitations

Basic Invite offers a Seal & Send Wedding Invitation service as well.  It’s an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP postcard included.  The Seal and Send Invite is their newest collection and brides are loving them.  Currently, Basic Invite offers this service in over 30 designs, including their very popular foil options and each are customizable.  Guests’ addresses are printed on the front of each invitation which means there is no envelope required.  Just share the link, collect the addresses, upload them onto your design and done.  Once you receive your order, all you have to do is add postage, fold your invites and secure.  This makes Holiday wedding plans a breeze, because it’s one less thing you have to worry about when planning a wedding.  And, one less thing to deal with when holidays already have you in a tight crunch.  

Free Wedding Websites

Basic Invite now offers an all-new wedding websites option for their customers.  Each website is completely customizable just like their wedding invitations.  Websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use.  You can instantly upload all of your wedding details as well as images and a map with directions to make things convenient for your guests.  Choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite.  

Holiday Cards 

Now, I’m sure you may recall me mentioning that Basic Invite also offers Holiday Cards.  Photo holiday cards are perfect for the season and it’s one that we send out to family, friends and colleagues each year.  

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Whether you are looking for a simple Holiday card to give out this year, or something that has a personalized twist, Basic Invite has something for everyone.  Their designs offer over 180 color selections to choose from and a plethora of design choices that will suit any personalized requirement.  

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I found a variety of options available to choose from and customizing the card is simple and quick.  Basic Invite offers over 750+ designed holiday cards to choose from.  Select from 5 different paper types, custom foiling, envelope colors and even get address printing.  The holiday season can be a challenge for anyone and Basic Invite takes the guess work out of it and is one less thing we have to worry about during the season.  

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Whether you’re planning a Christmas wedding or trying to get your holiday cards completed on time this season, I highly suggest checking out Basic Invite.  I love how easy their website is to maneuver and they have so many designs to choose from that you’re bound to find something you love.  Don’t forget, personalizing your wedding invitations with a Christmas theme or designing your photo holiday cards are a breeze with their online website.  

Be sure to check out Basic Invite for yourself and see how they can help you beat the Holiday rush with gorgeous wedding invitations and holiday cards.

Visit:  Basicinvite.com for your Truly Custom Invitations


Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with and sponsored by Basic Invite.  However, all opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted through out.  

With a family of asthmatics, it’s important to have quality air in our home.  Airfree Onix 3000 Air Purifier has been our saving grace the last several months.  Today I’m finally sharing my thoughts with all of you on this product.

Interested in watching my review on YouTube?  Click here or watch the embedded video below.

Airfree Purifiers to the rescue

Hawaii has been experiencing a series of earthquakes and volcano eruptions over the last several months.  Many homes on the island of Hawai’i (otherwise known as the Big Island or Hawai’i Island) have been destroyed due to the volcano.  Air quality issues throughout the island haven’t been ideal and the voggy conditions make for horrible breathing.  While being outside sometimes can make breathing difficult, it doesn’t have to be when you are indoors.  The Airfree Air Purifier systems sterilize your air without the use of a filter.  These units allow air to flow in and out while killing airborne allergens.  Things like pollen, dust mites, mold and contaminated air are killed leaving fresh air behind.

How do Airfree Purifiers work?

By using heat to destroy airborne allergens and contaminated air, Airfree draws microbiological antigens and kills them.  Airfree has won many awards for its efficiency.  It is a patented technology that requires absolutely no maintenance.  We have the Airfree Onix 3000 and it is a purifier recommended for rooms up to 650 square feet.  The Thermodynamic TSS Technology destroys all the yucky stuff in our air like:  mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollens, pet dander, tobacco and other organic allergens.  Airfree reduces indoor harmful ozone levels and is perfect for mold-contaminated areas as well as asthma and allergy sufferers.  As I mentioned previously, my whole family suffers from asthma and our Airfree Purifier has made living with asthma so much easier.  

So what is the Airfree Onix 3000

Airfree’s exclusive technology is completely silent and we love that there is no expensive filters or maintenance required for the unit.  It’s small and portable and makes it’s easy for us to use in our house, while still keeping it out of the way.  The unit releases neither ozone nor ions and is has low energy consumption.  We plug it in and leave it on for as long as we need it.  Our current unit has been plugged in and running for several months without issue.  We also love that it offers environmentally friendly technology and is so user-friendly.  Simply plug it in and let it do its job. 

How does the Airfree Purifier get rid of all the yuck in the air?

Airfree’s exclusive technology works by eliminating microorganisms and allergens, destroying them in a fraction of a second.  Depending on the model you have, between 14,000 and 20,000 liters of air pass through the Airfree device every hour.  (Can you even imagine how much air that is?  It’s a lot!!) The Airfree can easily treat the air in a room in a very short amount of time.  The process works similarly to sterilizing water by boiling it.  Basically, when water is boiled, microorganisms within the water are eliminated.  In the same way, Airfree continually draws in air from the room, heating it to over 400°F and instantly sterilizes it.  The purified air is then cooled inside the device before it is released back into the room.   The entire process is so silent that you don’t even know that it’s happening.  The only thing I do notice is that our unit is warm to the touch, sometimes, it even feels hot, but never burns the skin.

Check out my video review on YouTube

What are my thoughts on Airfree?

After using the Airfree Onix 3000 in our home now since June, I have found such a huge difference in our air quality.  There is less coughing in the middle of the night and our asthma has not been as bad in the last few months.  Our Airfree Purifier is so easy to use, just plug in and let it go.  These purifiers come with a hefty investment, but there is literally no maintenance or changing of filters.  If you ask me, in just a few short months, the unit pays for itself.  I don’t know what we would do without our Airfree.  It has easily become one of our favorite products we’ve tested over the years.  So much so, that we purchased a unit for a family member who suffers from asthma too and she loves it.  I also love that the air in my home is so clean and cleaner air makes for less Eczema flare ups.  It’s been a great last few months using this product.   The Airfree also helps to eliminate bacteria and viruses in our home.  Unlike traditional air filters on the market, Airfree is efficient enough to work with the smallest microorganisms.  

Have you heard of the Airfree Air Purifier systems?  There are a few different ones to choose from.  They come in different price points as well.  You can get all the details on these units by visiting the Airfree website.  

Thank you, Airfree and my PR company for giving my family the opportunity to test out a unit.  I apologize that this post and video are so delayed in being released.


Disclaimer:   This product was provided for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout. 

A few weeks back I shared with you some awesome info on the Hotel Transylvania 3 movie.  On September 25th, the movie became available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 9th.

Interested in some awesome bonus material like DracuStraws activity page, a recipe for Drac’s Spooky Smoothie and a few other adorable bonus features and clips?  Well, keep reading and see what it’s all about.  

The whole Drac pack is back next summer for a monster vacation as Griffin the invisible man (David Spade), Wanda (Molly Shannon) & Wayne (Steve Buscemi) the werewolves, Murray the mummy (Keegan-Michael Key), Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez) & Johnny (Andy Samberg), Frank (Kevin James) & Eunice (Fran Drescher), and Blobby get ready for a family voyage on a luxury monster cruise ship.

Learn more about the release on the previous post here on Honeygirl’s World. Read here.

DracuStraws Smoothie

Bonus Clips 

Sing along with the Wolf Pups in Scary-Oke with this Bonus Clip

Hotel Transylvania 3 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Getting your pumpkins ready for Halloween carving?  Download these awesome pumpkin carving stencils for a spook-tacular time.

Bonus Clip – Want to be Mavis or Drac for Halloween?  Follow this Makeup Tutorial for the perfect Halloween Costume look. 

Giveaway – Win a Hotel Transylvania 3 DVD and Pillowcase (ends on October 10th)

I have some exciting news for my readers and followers.  Just in time for the release, I have a giveaway for one lucky winner.  The winner will receive 1 DVD and 1 Pillowcase for Trick-or-Treating.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate this upcoming spooktacular event.  Here’s how you can enter.  Head on over to my Instagram Post for the Giveaway to get all the details.  

I hope you are all as excited as my family and I am to watch Hotel Transylvania 3.  It’s going to be absolutely Spook-tacular!


Disclaimer:  The giveaway prize is provided by PR.  However, all opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  This is not a sponsored post.

I’m so excited to introduce to all of you the new ESQIDO Liner.  Recently I had the opportunity to try out two liners from ESQIDO in the colors black and brown.  Let’s just say that I’ve been using it like crazy the last month.  Today, I’m sharing my thoughts with all of you on these products.

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ESQIDO recently released their new silky and smooth gel liner pencils in the colors black and brown.  These incredibly silky liners are so creamy, they glide on with the ease of a gel liner, without the fuss of having to use a liner brush.  They are so incredibly pigmented, that they apply effortlessly.  Use these liners to create your perfect cat eye or winged liner with no fuss.

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About ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils

The ESQIDO Eyeliners are specially formulated to provide you with all-day wear.  I found that these wore really well on my waterline throughout the day, even with my watery eyes.  They deliver continuous flow and even lines down to the last stroke.  

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As you can see from the swatch photo above, the formula of each liner is smooth.  A little goes a long way to provide you with pigmented coverage for those stunning eyeliner looks.  I especially love using these liners as a base for some of my eyeshadow looks.  Since the liner formula is so creamy and smooth, you can blend them to use as an eyeshadow base.  However, they will stay put on the eyes as a regular liner look if you wear it that way.

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Sharpening Your Liner

To keep your liner doing precision work for you, the liner also includes a precision sharpener.  At any time you can simply sharpen your liner for your best work.  I love that there is this option because it makes for a perfect travel companion.

** In the photos above I’m using my favorite mascara and the ESQIDO Black Gel Eyeliner Pencil (first two images) and ESQIDO Brown Gel Eyeliner Pencil (last photo) on my waterline/tight line.  Since my lashes are so short and thin, this liner helps to create the illusion that I have thicker lashes.  

My favorite way to wear these liners is on my waterline.  This allows me to wear mascara and enhance my normal lash line so that my lashes look full and dark.  

The Formula and Product Details

Formula details:  Each liner is 5-free and latex-free.  They are formulated without formaldehyde, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.  The liners are fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive eyes.  Each eyeliner comes with 0.5g worth of product.  ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils provide you with continuous even flower that covers perfectly in one coat.  The liner dries matte and is perfect to wear on its own or with your favorite eyeshadow.

Price:  $12.00 (Limited Time Launch Pricing)  

Each liner is packed with product, in a casing that has a retractable body.  Inside of the liner casing is a silicone ring closure to provide an airtight seal.  ESQIDO designed this liner so that it is made to last and you can use it until the last stroke.

Ingredients

Brown:  
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, C30-50 Alcohols, Plymethysilsesquoixane, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Acetylate Glycol Stearate, Triethoxycapryllsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Mica (CI77019), Titanium Dioxide Oxides (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499)

Black:  
Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, C30-50 Alcohols, Plymethysilsesquoixane, Silica, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Acetylate Glycol Stearate, Triethoxycapryllsilane, Mica (CI77019), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510)

My Final Thoughts

These liners are so soft that they make it incredibly easy to apply to my already sensitive eyes.  But, they are not so soft that it just crumbles or melts when applying it.  I love that they come with a built-in sharpener for a precision tip in seconds.  Furthermore, even with my watery eyes, I don’t have to worry about smearing, bunching or running.  It’s my favorite to use on my waterline and they wear all day and for hours on me.  If you use ESQIDO False lashes, this is the perfect companion.  It will help you blend your false lashes seamlessly with your natural lashes.  I am also a huge fan of the overall packaging.  You get a luxury product feel and quality product.  I am a fan and I hope that ESQIDO makes more colors in the future.  

Interested in trying out the ESQIDO Gel Eyeliner Pencils for yourself?  You can get more information or purchase them online at: https://esqido.com/products/gel-eyeliner-pencil 


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links may be posted throughout.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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

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I can’t seem to figure out why I love pairing jeans with a t-shirt, but it’s a love of mine I can’t seem to overcome.  The great thing about wearing jeans (in any wash, really) is that you can dress it up or down.  Jeans pants are seriously that one staple item in the closet that goes with just about anything.  I’m all about that casual flair and vibe this outfit gives off and while it may not be other’s cup of tea, I’ll rock it.  

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As a busy mom, I am usually rocking out a messy bun (we call it a tita bun here in Hawaii), shorts and a t-shirt on a daily basis, but I like to take my casualness and turn it up, if even only a notch. lol

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Potter what?

As many of you know, I’m a total Potter Head.  No, I’m not talking about the green stuff, I mean Harry Potter, silly… lol.  This tee from the Harry Potter Collection was found at Walmart and was less than $10, so it was not only a bargain, but I fell in love with it.  And, did I mention that it is a 2XL?  It’s nice and slouchy on me (which I enjoy) and it fits, woohoo!  When I wear any of my Harry Potter tees, I’m not sure why but I tend to pair my outfits with my Alex and Ani bracelets.  I think they go well together and just offer great vibes all around. 

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The Outfit Details

Besides my Harry Potter Hogwarts Alumni Tee, I’m also using Refuge Skinny Jeans from Charlotte Russe in a size 16.  These jeans are super comfy and I love the dark wash of the denim.  They are also high-waisted which is perfect for my tummy area.  To bump up this casual outfit a little more to something dressier and sexier, I added a pair of Hide and Peep Heels in Black from a local store here in Hawaii called Jeans Warehouse. My accessories are quite simplistic (as they usually are) so as I mentioned above I am using my Alex and Ani Bracelets with this outfit.  For my watch, I’m using one of my Invicta Angel’s with a Black Silicone band and to carry all my mommy gear and essentials, I have been using my Coach Backpack.  For sunglasses, I’m using a pretty affordable pair from Zoo York shades.  

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My Makeup

My makeup was quite simplistic as it usually is.  I’ve been loving a fresh look with just mascara and a lippy lately.  I’ve been also loving the Essence Cosmetics Water Kiss Glossy Lip Colors.  I’m using a blend of Aquatic Chic and Mermaid Diary on my lips.  Of course, for mascara my go-to’s are the L’Oreal Voluminous Base topped with the Essence Cosmetics The False Lash Mascara, Lash Princess and Volume Stylist.  Can you see a trend here?  I really am a HUGE fan of Essence and I’m so glad that we have an Ulta here now so I can actually buy their products on island.  For my brows, I’m using the Beauty Junkees Tinted Brow Gel (another go-to).

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Be sure to check out the video on YouTube (embedded below) for what I wore the week I used this outfit.  I’ll be posting more of these in the future. 


Disclaimer:  All products featured in this post were purchased with my own money.  All and any opinions discussed are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are used throughout this post.  You, as a customer do not pay more, but a small percentage of the sale goes to the person who influenced your purchase.  This is NOT a sponsored post.

It’s been about a year since I last posted an outfit here on Honey Girl’s World.  It honestly seems like a lifetime.  I’ve been working incredibly hard on my physical, mental and emotional self over the last year and I’m finally comfortable posting outfits again.  Don’t get it twisted, I am in no way a fashion blogger, but I love sharing my casual style with all of you.  My goal is to get back to sharing affordable or budget-friendly outfits that I love and I hope you love them too.

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I posted the above photo to my Instagram last week (when I actually wore this outfit) and everyone seemed to like it.  It’s simple, but still offers a great style.  I love that I can use this to a casual or dressy affair.

Can you wear Rompers in Fall?

Honestly, if you’re in Hawaii, you could probably get away with a romper for most of the year.  But I live on a mountain.  Our mornings are chilly and our late afternoons and evenings have crisp, cool air, so I love a sweater and some leggings.  But, that’s why I love this romper from Xhilaration so much.  It’s not only flowy and comfortable, but it can be worn off the shoulder if you’d like.  It has gorgeous lace detailing on the shoulders and arms and covers up the shoulder with just a bit of peek-a-boo for that feminine appeal.

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The Outfit Details

I wanted something that would still be a little warmer for Fall in Hawaii, while still allowing me to be cool.  I mean, let’s be real for a second here… it’s still Hawaii and it’s still HOT! lol  This gorgeous floral romper I am using is from Xhilaration which I purchased at Target.  My Hide and Peep Heels in Black are from Jeans Warehouse (a local store here in Hawaii).  My sunglasses are a pair that I’ve had for a few years from Quay Australia (unfortunately they are no longer available).  For accessories, well, I kept it quite minimal and am using just a few Hawaiian Heirloom bangles for a little jingle and gold.  My earrings are made of gorgeous Koa and Shell from a local Artisan named Kalai La’au (Infinitely Kerrie).  I don’t change out my purses or handbags as often as I’d like, so you will probably see my Coach Backpack around for the next few weeks.

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Fairwell Summer Rompers and Outfits
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My Makeup

I went with natural look for my makeup on this day.  My brows were filled in with the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer (Brunette). They were set in place with the Pixi Beauty Clear Brow Gel.  I’m using a few coats of one of my favorite mascaras, Essence Cosmetics Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara.  For my lips, I am using the IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Stain topped with Essence Cosmetics Water Kiss Glossy Lip Color in Aquatic Chic.  

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Fairwell Summer Rompers and Outfits

Be sure to check out the video on YouTube (embedded below) for what I wore the week I used this outfit.  My goal is to post more of these in the future, so I hope you enjoy them. 

I also wanted to take the time to thank all of you that have really stuck by me the last year as I got my head on right.  After my Daddy passed away in June 2017, I’ve struggled to be in the right mind space and it was a challenge to write anything on the blog.  I appreciate all of you and thank you for sticking around. xo


Disclaimer:  All products featured in this post were purchased with my own money.  All and any opinions discussed are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are used throughout this post.  You, as a customer do not pay more, but a small percentage of the sale goes to the person who influenced your purchase.  This is NOT a sponsored post.