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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m so excited to share with you the Emily Edit Palettes, a collaboration between Makeup Revolution and EmilyNoel83, one of my favorite Beauty YouTubers.
Who is EmilyNoel83?
When I started doing YouTube videos 10+ years ago, I remember being one of the first 200 subscribers to EmilyNoel83. She was a news reporter named Emily Noel who had a bubbly personality. Emily filmed her videos in a small apartment with that “newscaster” flair and “girl next door” attitude, which I love. She offers honest and truthful reviews that are not sponsored. Her easy to follow makeup tutorials are for all levels of skill. Cupcake (that’s her cat) would steal the show and make appearances. Now, several years later, I’ve watched Emily have two beautiful little girls and build a channel that I value and respect.
Emily’s love for life, positivity and informative style is endearing and keeps her audience coming back for more.
Revolution Makeup, USA
Now, 10 years later, she’s collaborating with Makeup Revolution. I’m so excited to share this collab with all of you.
The Emily Edit – The Needs Palette
The Needs Emily Edit was designed to be a “greatest hits” of the brand. A full-face style palette that really offers a “multi-tasking” use for each shade. This beautiful palette is full of positivity, featuring Emily’s personal shade names that have a special color identity. Gorgeously cased in pale pink packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.
Shades included in The Needs:
Courage – a medium brown, bronzer and contour shade with a matte finish
Joy – peachy pink blush with a matte finish
Gratitude – a creamy highlight with a satin finish
Kindness – cream translucent powder with a matte finish (Emily likes to use it as an under-eye powder)
Honesty – blush peach, satin finish
Passion – dark brown, with a red shimmer
Peace – peachy nude, matte finish
Faith – warm brown, matte finish
Hope – fudge brown, matte finish
Love – cream shade with a matte finish
I’m over the moon in love with these shades and the palette in a whole. The Needs offers you the perfect travel palette because it has everything you need to create a look. Every powder in this palette is silky and creamy. Whether creating a smokey or neutral eye look, this palette has you covered. The perfect “everyday” palette.
Did I mention how large the mirror is? A large mirror (the size of the palette) makes this ideal for any makeup lover. The palette casing is sturdy and beautiful, offering it a lux look with great names. Also, I love opening this palette and looking at the shade names, it’s so inspiring.
The Emily Edit – The Wants Palette
Emily Edit The Wants palette has easily become one of my favorites in my eyeshadow collection. This gorgeous piece features 24 colors in a combination of matte, satin and shimmer shades. What I love the most about this palette is the universal color range and how it works well with all skin tones. But, I am absolutely crushing on the color selection as well.
The Wants palette is encased in a pale peach packaging with Emily’s signature in rose gold.
When you buy this palette, you may notice that each color is laid out in little quads that you can use together to create a cohesive look. However, the colors all work well together so there are a plethora of combinations you can use to create a gorgeous look.
While I’ve been enjoying all of the shades, (I’m trying not to discriminate) some of my favorites include: Oh Heavens!, Love Tons, Side Hustle, Grateful, Dues Paid, Family, Corduroy, Heartbeat, Top Story and Capricorn. Let’s be honest here, I should have just listed all the shades… haha, I struggled to choose.
Shades included in The Wants:
The Cream – white cream, matte finish
Midwest – light tan, matte finish
Oh Heavens! – beige cream, satin finish
Cupcake – peach, satin finish
Hobby – light brown, matte finish
Dues Paid – red brick, matte finish
LoveTons – plum, matte finish
Laughcry – blood orange, matte finish
Prayer – sepia brown, matte finish
Eve Rose – light lilac with a gold shift, satin finish
Pizzazz – maroon, matte finish
Grateful – lime green, shimmer finish
Belle Violet – lavender, shimmer finish
Family – deep purple, matte finish
Heartbeat – chestnut, shimmer finish
Good Vibes – Rich copper, shimmer finish
Capricorn – mocha brown, satin finish
Top Story – gold, shimmer finish
Corduroy – emerald green, matte finish
Side Hustle – khaki green with a gold shift, shimmer finish
Pi Phi – plum purple, matte finish
Apartment – wood brown, matte finish
Dark & Early – black, matte finish
** Note that these swatches are done directly on my hand without any primer or base. Many of these colors are applied to my skin in one swipe, so bare in mind that they can be built up to obtain a darker and richer shade. I am a medium skin tone.
“I wanted this palette to inspire but could also allow you to stay in your comfort zone. I wanted the perfect balance of light, medium and really rich dark shades. I want the colors to be buildable, so you can reach that level of intensity that you want. You can create countless looks and endless creativity.”
My Final Thoughts
It is not often that I run out and buy a makeup palette that is a collaboration with any particular YouTuber. But, as soon as I found out about this one, I knew I had to have it. RevolutionxEmily The Needs and The Wants Palettes are beautiful and created so well. I’ve mentioned the packaging previously, but I must reiterate that I really love how sturdy these palettes are. Let’s talk about the price point too. The Needs palette is just $15 and The Wants Palette is $20. It’s not only affordable for anyone to purchase, but it is also great quality for the price point.
Way to Go Emily!
Though haven’t been wearing much makeup lately, the moment that I picked these up, I’ve been using them daily. Both palettes have become favorites and I know I’ll be getting a ton of use out of them. Mirrored hardshell case and beautiful shades in creamy shadows, yes… this is a must-have for anyone of any age.
EmilyNoel83 is one of my favorite YouTubers (she’s even listed on my YouTube Favorites List), so I am so excited and proud of her and her accomplishments. These palettes are definitely Homeruns in my book and I’m loving them!
You can purchase these palettes where available at: https://www.revolutionbeautyusa.com/, http://ultabeauty.com or in person at your local Ulta Store.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were purchased with my own money. All opinions are 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted throughout. Visit my Disclosures Page for more information.
As a Hawaii girl, born & raised, I’m always excited to hear about new Hawaii made products. Recently, I was introduced to Kuleana Beauty Skincare, beauty products made right here in the islands and I’m really stoked to share it with all of you.
What is Kuleana Beauty?
Kuleana is a clean, simple skincare system that features moisturizing Hawaiian beauty oils and facial cleansers made with natural ingredients grown and handcrafted right in Hawaii by pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel. (Pacific Biodiesel is also the company behind the Maui Sunflower Farm that you see in my picture below)
Kuleana beauty products are manufactured by Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies. Founded in 1995 on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid bio fuels. It demonstrates a sustainable, community-based, zero-waste “agriculture and renewable energy” model that is helping Hawaii fight climate change and achieve a clean energy future.
I had the opportunity to try two products from the Kuleana Beauty line Soothe and I’m going to share my thoughts on each product for all of you.
Soothe Beauty Cleanser
The cleanser is gentle on the skin and made with macadamia nut oil, Hawaiian sea salt and Hawaiian rainwater that is collected and purified from the rainy Hilo area of Hawaii island. The cleanser rinses very easily from the skin without tugging or rubbing but leaves my skin feeling clean and renewed. If you’re looking for a cleanser that has a lot of lather, this one may not be it… but it doesn’t leave me feeling dirty after a cleansing. My skin feels clean (without the dryness), fresh and I love that the cleanser is lightweight but still offers so much moisture for my dry skin.
Ingredients: Aqua (filtered rainwater) Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide*, Sodium Chloride (Hawaiian Sea Salt). * used only to saponify oils into soap. None remains in final product.
Soothe Beauty Oil
Made with pure Hawaiian macadamia nut oil, which is a light oil that absorbs rapidly to nourish the skin. This oil is perfect to moisturize all skin types. The Beauty Oil is also a favorite of mine because I can use it day or night as a light moisturizer or to really hydrate my skin if needed. It hasn’t clogged my pores or caused my sensitive skin any issues.
Ingredients: Macadamia nut oil
I’ve been using each of these products quite religiously as a part of my daily skincare routine over the last 2 months or so. My skin looks radiant after using both of these products and I love how soft and smooth my face feels each day. Whether I use both products together or separately, I know that my skin will look radiant and glowing but also plump and youthful. I’m definitely a fan of these products and I just love how my skin drinks each of them up and looks and feels so hydrated.
3 Skincare lines to choose from:
Kuleana offers three distinct skincare products:
Soothe – made with Hawaiian pure macadamia nut oil, is rich in antioxidants and possessing anti-inflammatory properties. It is excellent for all skin types.
Nourish – ideal for moisturizing, is made with macadamia oil, kukui nut oil and coconut oil.
Rejuve – meant for maturing skin, is made with macadamia oil, avocado oil and green coffee oil.
All Kuleana products are GMO-free, contain no synthetic fragrances or colors, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable. Kuleana Beauty is now being carried at the spas of luxury hotels in Hawaii such as Andaz Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona (Big Island).
Coming soon to Kuleana
Coming soon, Kuleana will also be releasing a reef-safe sunscreen, that includes their natural plant-based oils and is free of oxybenzon and octinoxate, both of which are soon-to-be-banned in Hawaii as of Jan. 1, 2021 (common sunscreen ingredients that are now known to cause damage to our reefs.) You can pre-order your sunscreen now as shipments will begin in September 2018.
I’m proud to say that Kuleana Products are a part of Hawaii and as a Hawaiian Native, I love the mission behind the brand. It’s import to remember that our Earth is simply on loan and we need to take care of it while it’s in our possession.
In Hawaiian, “kuleana” means a personal sense of responsibility.
Pono – To Make Right!
If you’ve been reading my posts here on Honeygirl’s World for a while, you may know that I review and test out many skin care products. But, Kuleana has a special place in my heart. The “Kuleana” or responsibility of our Hawaiian people is to perpetuate our Hawaiian culture, language and land. Kuleana Beauty takes that value and uses it to inspire their company to not only practice sustainability and support local farming but also to help create a cleaner, kinder and healthier world for all of us. In Hawaiian, we would call that “Pono”, which is defined as: righteousness or to make right.
Please be sure to head on over to the Kuleana website to get the full mission and background on how this company came about. I’m sure you will enjoy their story and love what they stand for as much as I do.
Mahalo (thank you) Kuleana Beauty for giving me the opportunity to try your products. You have a life long customer and fan and I look forward to trying all of the other skincare products you offer as well as sharing your brand and products with everyone I know.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. This is not a paid or sponsored post, however, affiliate links may be posted throughout. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.
Ola Tropical Apothecary has added a new skin care collection to their offerings called: Ola Hawaiian Skin Care. Utilizing infusions of powerful tropical ingredients, Ola Hawaiian Skin Care offers a range of cleansers, toners, masks, serums and a moisturizer to the line. Each of these products provides effective skincare solutions to keep skin looking young, radiant and nourished.
I was very excited to have the opportunity to try a product from Ola Tropical Apothecary. Being a Hawaii Native, I enjoy trying products from companies that are locally based here in the islands. I was sent the Plumeria Sugar Polish. If you know anything about me, it’s that Plumeria is one of my favorite scents, so I was eager to give it a try and share my thoughts with all of you.
The Sugar Body Polish is gentle, even on my sensitive skin and offers natural exfoliating properties while combining pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey to renew and condition the skin. To these awesome combination of ingredients, Ola also adds an infusion of healing Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters to help cleans, soften and moisturize the skin. If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be “Luxurious”.
If I had to describe this product in one word, it would be Luxurious!
Using the Ola Tropical Apothecary Plumeria Sugar Polish is simple. Simply apply and/or use the product in the shower or bath to cleanse and renew your skin. Apply to damp skin and massage well, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. Rinse off with warm water. You can use this sugar polish several times a week to help make your skin radiant and hydrated. My favorite places to use the sugar polish is on my heels and feet as well as my hands, elbows, and knees. This is especially a treat for me when I’m about to change out my nail polish or do a self-mani/pedi. It’s the perfect way to leave my skin looking great.
The ingredients in this particular product happen to be some of my favorites for skincare: honey, aloe vera, noni fruit, taro root, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter and kukui nut oil – just to name a few.
Ola offers a variety of products (as mentioned above) for use in their Hawaiian Skin Care daily ritual. While I have only tried their sugar polish, I’m excited to try out other products from the line to include: cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. Masks are also available to add to your collection. Collections include the following:
ʻĀina (land) – The ʻĀina group targets normal to dry skin conditions. Harnessing the natural anti-aging benefits of tropical fruit, medicinal plants, and elements, ʻĀina Hawaiian Skincare is revitalizing, nourishing, hydrating, moisturizing for the skin.
Kai (sea) – The Kai group targets acne-prone skin and blemishes. Focusing on powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and repairing sea elements and seaside plants to exfoliate, remove impurities, heal and restore the skin.
Pua (flower) – The Pua group targets the complex issues of sensitive or irritated skin. Drawing on the soothing and repairing benefits of tropical flowers to rejuvenate, soothe and soften the skin.
Mana Moisturizer addresses the total health of your skin. By infusing new discoveries in natural anti-aging ingredients extracted from the land and the sea, with powerful essential oils, we have created a deeply hydrating and nourishing base to which you may add the Ola serum of your choice.
About Ola, Tropical Apothecary is a natural-based bath and body spa collection centered on the Hawaiian concept of beauty and wellness. Each of the Company’s hand-crafted bath and body products combines beneficial botanicals, oils, fruits, sea elements and flowers in the time-honored, traditional Hawaiian way. By supporting Ola, you support local small farmers and business, as well as a Company that is responsible, transparent and sustainable. Please, visit www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com for more information.
The new skin care line is already available online atHawaiianbodyproducts.com. Prices will range from $25 to $73 depending on each item. Click on the link to view the entire line and read all about the Ola Tropical Apothecary collection.
Displaying your artwork and photographs have come a long way over the years, from the standard print and frame. I love that there are so many other options available to decorate or gift when it comes to imagery. One of my favorite places to order prints and canvas and other decorative ideas from is Canvas Champ. I’ve shared Canvas Champ here on the blog before (which you can read about here) and I’m excited to show you another fun idea for displaying your photos.
Canvas Champ offers a variety of different options for printing your images and artwork, all at reasonable and affordable price points. I love using this site when giving family members gifts because it allows me to showcase our gorgeous photos without sacrificing the quality that you would want from a canvas printer. But, as I mentioned before, Canvas Champ offers much more than just canvas prints. I recently personalized and order a pillow from Canvas Champ with a photo of my husband and I.
Photo pillows are just as affordable as their other prints and start at just $12.00 for a 12×12 size. You can easily customize the pillow by adding the image you desire, adjusting the image with different filters if you’d like and adding text. You can order the pillow in different sizes and different backgrounds. I love that you can wash them and that they are durable, and you can be rest assured that they are shipped promptly – usually shipped within 3-10 business days.
Canvas Champ’s custom throw pillows are not only fully customizable, but you can select to have them as a square or rectangle. They come in 80% polyester and 20% cotton blend. I love that you can easily add photos from your phone, computer, Facebook, Instagram or even Google Photos. All of the pillows are available to order and customize in 10 popular sizes.
Ordering your own custom pillow is simple. Canvas Champ has a website that will allow you to see your design live as you create it. Simply upload the photo(s) that you want to you and select the specifics for your project. Your checkout is secure and fast and in a couple of weeks, you’ll have a beautifully “designed by you” piece of art that you can either display or give as a gift.
“In a couple of weeks, you’ll have a beautifully “designed by you” piece of art that you can either display or give as a gift.”
As I mentioned before, Canvas Champ offers a variety of different options available to choose from. I love ordering canvas artwork from the site during the holidays because I know that it’s affordable so that each family member (trust when I say it’s a very large gift list), will have something I personalized for them. The products are made with quality materials and Canvas Champ offers a money back guarantee which is a great addition to their already awesome service.
Canvas Champ offers a variety of home products, photo products and more to include: Canvas Prints, metal prints, wall art, photo boards, engraved plaques, pop art, poster prints, panoramic prints or boards, photo calendars and books, mugs and so so much more. They guarantee the lowest pricing Canvas and while I’ve worked with Canvas Champ several times, I still absolutely love the company and the site and have ordered many many gifts from them. I definitely suggest checking them out and trying them for yourself.
Interested in more information or to order your own, head on over to their website at: Canvaschamp.com.
Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this post were provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted throughout which I do get a small commission from if you do click on those links.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of FarmHouse Fresh and their awesome body and skin care products. I’ve featured the brand several times here on the site and boy oh boy am I loving these two particular products, especially for summer. Today I introduce you to the FarmHouse Fresh Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic and Three Milk Ageless Night Cream. If you are anything like me and have dry skin year round, I think you’ll definitely want to tune into this post and read all about these beauties.
The Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic is an Instant Pore-Refining Toner. Retailing for $36.00. The toner comes in a 3.5 oz glass bottle and it’s a product that I’ve been absolutely loving lately. 99% natural, vegan and gluten free, this product really leaves your skin feeling and looking flawless. I’ve been loving how my complexion is looking lately and love this product more because it is alcohol-free. This toner smooths the skin and helps to boost moisture. Let’s face it, with my sensitive and dry skin, I need all the moisture I can get.
This product provides vital nourishment from U.S. grown organic aronia berries which is said to be a miracle fruit with one of the highest antioxidant contents ever recorded. It has a natural filter effect to help make pores appear as if they were never there. It literally is a new favorite and I love how it makes my skin look and feel. Since I don’t use foundation, this product really has helped my skin blossom the last month.
This toner delivers pristine rose water and a touch of a polyhydroxy acid to provide a light and long-term exfoliation. The berry vitamins help to visibly reduce the look of fine lines and I love that it’s a product you can spritz for on-the-go hydration for instant refreshment whenever you need it.
I apply this product after my morning skin care routine. I apply a mist evenly to my face and neck and when I have a little extra time, I’ll apply to a cotton pad and smooth evenly over my skin. This product should not be rinsed. I apply it at night when I feel I need an extra boost of hydration or if my skin is looking dull. I also love using this to help refresh my skin and cool me down since summer has already begun here in Hawaii and it’s hot. I love the scent of this mist. It reminds me of a light berry scent, though my husband says that he doesn’t smell berry, he smells a light sweet fragrance. I think the smell is a great way to jump start your day.
Now let’s chat about the Three Milk Ageless Night Cream. Anything with the word “ageless” in its title has me absolutely amused and intrigued. This night cream comes in a 1.7 oz glass jar and in a decorative box. It retails for $45.00. It is known as FarmHouse Fresh’s #1 selling face cream and boy can I agree because I think it’s wonderful. This cream is said to literally transform your skin overnight and I’ve been loving it. This “wonder milk” is uniquely rich and definitely hydrating. It offers a time-release delivery system of pure form retinol. Because so many retinol products can cause redness, irritation and dryness (I know this first hand), this product is definitely in a whole different leaque. The slow-release system ensures it delivers softness, illumination and firmness as well as other awesome benefits, without the usual side effects that you would expect or may have experienced with pure form retinol.
I didn’t expect that this cream would not only be thick but definitely smooth. But, you’ll be amazed at how wonderfully it blends into the skin and how well it works overnight. In the mornings I find that my skin feels so smooth and looks bright. After spending some time in the sun, I found that it’s been so beneficial in healing my skin and helping with my sunburn as well. (Of course, I do not suggest putting it on any open wounds or sunburn)
This cream includes botanical milks and skin restoring peptides that is in FHF daily moisturizer plus the restorative retinol and proprietary blend of vitamin extracts, moisture boosting ingredients and a cool creamy texture. I definitely think after the first use you’ll notice a huge difference in your skin’s texture and brightness as well as how fresh your skin looks.
A thin layer at night is all that is needed when using this product. I apply it to my face, neck and near my crows feet (just a little) as my final step in my night-time skin care routine. I have found over the last few weeks that it definitely has helped to hydrate my dry skin and revive my dull skin tone. You may also notice a decrease in fine lines, wrinkles and a firmer complexion. This product does have a fragrance, but it is light and quite nice. I didn’t have any scent sensitivities while using this product.
If you’re interested in learning more about these products including their full list of ingredients, definitely head on over to FarmHouse Fresh’s Website. Also, don’t forget to take a look at some of their other awesome products. I have a bunch of my favorites listed here on my blog, so definitely do a search for FARMHOUSE FRESH and read my thoughts on some of these awesome fresh-baked goods.
Thank you FarmHouse Fresh for sharing these delights with me. I am absolutely loving them and I know my readers will enjoy them too.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted throughout.
Hi Friends. I’m excited to share a new video with all of you. Check out a few new things I found at the drugstore and some PR Goodies I received recently. All information, as well as purchase links, can be found in the description of the video. Have a wonderful day.
I’m so over the moon excited to share with all of you some information and my thoughts on the Cynsational Jewelry Box. I had the awesome opportunity to try out the Cynsational Jewelry Box (which is available via Cratejoy) and I’m loving each and every single thing in the box. Read to the end to see how you can enter a Giveaway for your own Cynsational Jewelry Box Mini via my YouTube channel.
So what is Cynsational Jewelry Box? Cynsational Jewelry Box is a monthly subscription that offers two different box selections for your choosing. You can choose between the Cynsational Jewelry Box or the Cynsational Jewelry Box Mini.
The Cynsational Jewelry Box is $39.99 and includes 4 pieces of customized jewelry, Cynsational apparel and/or spa products. You receive high-quality pieces valued at over $125. The entire box is customized with you in mind and includes skin care and body products that are all natural. Each jewelry piece is made with Swarovski Crystal and other precious stones.
The Cynsational Jewelry Box Mini is $24.99 and includes 3 pieces of customized jewelry and 1 surprise gift. You receive high-quality pieces valued at over $90. The entire box is customized with you in mind and includes skin care and body products that are all natural. Each jewelry piece is made with Swarovski Crystal and other precious stones.
Complete a simple survey to start the selection of your custom items. The survey includes questions that will allow Cynsational to get to know you a little better – i.e. What is your personal style? Your favorite wardrobe piece, etc.
Then each month, you’ll enjoy a fun and awesome box shipped to you on the 4th of each month that includes amazing products.
Getting your Cynsational Jewelry Box is easy and the selection of products you receive is wonderful. I’m absolutely enjoying mine. Be sure to watch the video for a full walkthrough of each product I received in my May 2018 box.
I’m loving my Cynsational Jewelry Box and I am so excited to share a little giveaway with all of you. In order to enter, you must head on over to my YouTube channel and watch the video. Comment on the video according to the directions in the description box and you’ll be entered. The winner will be contacted directly and will be provided with a code to order their box. Winner will be receiving a Cynsational Jewelry Box Mini.
Thank you, Cynthia and Cynsational Jewelry Box for such a wonderful box and for sharing this great subscription service with me. I’m loving it.
If you’re interested in checking out Cynsational Beauty Box for yourself, head on over to: https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/cynsational-jewelry-box/ or https://cynsational-jewelry-box.cratejoy.com/.
Disclaimer: As mentioned in this post, I was sent the Cynsational Jewelry Box for review purposes. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links may be posted throughout.
I’m super excited to share with you a few products from a company that I’ve been loving lately. Have you ever heard of Grace Eleyae? If you’re a curly haired gal and you haven’t heard of this brand before, I definitely suggest checking it out. I’ve used various hair bonnets and satin products over the years, but the ones I have tried from Grace Eleyae are now my favorites to protect my curly hair with.
As I mentioned previously, I have used various satin lined or satin caps and other products to help protect my curly hair, but recently was introduced to Grace Eleyae. Said to be the “Home of the original satin lined cap”, the Slap (Satin-Lined Cap) was created to help fight dry hair, bedhead and time-sucking/inefficient hair processes.
Grace’s goal is to provide women with confidence by offering these solutions for the busy multi-taskers who want to look and feel confident while investing in being their best, most beautiful selves.
Whether you have curly hair or straight hair, long or short, healthy hair needs adequate moisture. Satin is a material that does not absorb moisture like cotton or other types of fabrics. Satin allows your hair and skin do basically do what it was created to do – produce it’s own protective moisture to keep itself healthy and strong.
Using satin protects your hair from the moisture absorbing materials and also helps to protect against harsh weather and conditions – sunlight, snow, dry heat, freezing winds, hair dye, heat from straighteners and blow driers. Basically, anything and everything that can dry your hair out.
Using satin can help to keep your hair moisturized (skin too) while limiting breakage and combating frizz. I especially love that it helps to prolong my hair style (more time in between washes) and it preserves my curls so that my hair looks shinier, healthier and I have a lot less tangles. Satin allows your hair to repair itself, so whatever oils or deep conditioning you use, your hair can truly fully absorb the healing properties to it’s fullest ability.
I’ve been using the Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined cap, satin pillowcase and satin scrunchies for the last few months now. Each of these products have been essential in keeping my hair looking fresh while also preserving all of my curls and eliminating frizz. They are essential in my nightly sleep routine and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because of Grace Eleyae products, my hair feels softer and I love that I have less tangles. Since my hair is so long (passed my buttocks), I use the scrunchie to pull my hair up in a pineapple. Then I use the Slap to protect it. Since I move around a lot in bed, I sleep on the satin pillowcase to help eliminate frizz. My skin also loves the satin pillow and I love that it’s cool and comfy to sleep on as well.
“My hair feels and looks so healthy now that I’ve been using Grace Eleyae Satin products. It’s definitely a game changer.”
I highly suggest trying out Grace Eleyae products to protect your hair. They offer fashionable pieces that you can use while out and about or during the night to protect your hair styles. I’m loving them, and I think you’ll definitely enjoy them too.
Interested in checking them out for yourself? Stop by their website and see their entire collection of satin products: https://www.graceeleyae.com/
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
About two months ago I was introduced to Emme Diane by a fellow beauty blogger named Jen (MyBeautyBunny). She raved about how great the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 was and I knew that I just had to get my hands on the product and try it out for myself. Living in such a warm climate like Hawaii, I was immediately smitten over the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40, so much so – that I had to share it with all of you.
The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 retails for $46.00. First, I wanted to touch base on the packaging of the product itself. I’m all about that easy to dispense life and the product is easily dispensed through a pump that makes application a breeze. I just wanted to put that out there, because the “no fuss, no muss” life is for me.
Okay, now that I have gotten that out of the way – let’s talk product. The Emme Diane website states that this tinted mineral sunscreen has a cult following and boy, let me just say – I can see why. Living in Hawaii, I want to make sure to help protect our precious coral but I need the protection from the sun that we experience more than 90% of the year. Emme Diane offers this Physical sunscreen with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to not only protect our skin but also our ocean wildlife. The sunscreen applies so effortlessly and I love that it glides onto my skin without any issues.
The product is soft and silky and applies easily with my fingertips or using a brush. I tend to put it on after applying my moisturizer each day and while it is tinted, it offers a soft tint to help even out skin tone which is perfect for me. Emme Diane suggests applying it every 80 minutes after swimming or sweating, but I love using it on its own when out running errands or during a normal day for that sun protection that my skin needs. It is also suggested to apply at least every 2 hours.
The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 offers you a sheer, mattifying look to the skin while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth (so it’s perfect for applying before makeup). I love that because it is non-comedogenic I haven’t had any breakouts and I have had minimal white cast when using this product. It blends into my skin tone perfectly. I have been dealing with many sensitive skin issues the last few months due to some health complications, so I really wanted to try something that would be gentle on my skin and this has been it. I’m not lying when I say that I LOVE this sunscreen.
I want to try out the Illuminating Tinted SPF next because with summer on its way, I’m all about that glow.
Have you tried anything from the Emme Diane line? If so, comment below and let me know. Emme Diane has been gracious enough to provide a discount for my readers and followers.
Use code: Honeygirlk10 at https://www.emmediane.com/ for 10% off. This code will expire in a year, so stock up on your faves now.
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. Affiliate links are posted throughout.
If you’ve been following me on social media the last couple of months, then you know that I’ve been traveling between islands quite frequently for medical reasons. I must say, that packing up everything you need for a week into one carry-on bag is one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you’re a beauty and makeup lover. But, thanks to the MYO Cosmetic Case, I was able to take my necessities with me without a hassle. I’m all about the life of products that really make life a breeze so today I’m gonna introduce you to the MYO Cosmetic Case and hopefully it can help you out too.
MYO Cosmetic Cases give you the opportunity to travel with your most important cosmetics without the hassle of packing them in separate containers. Everything you need is right where you need it. They are similar to your standard magnetic makeup palette but offer so much more. There’s no need for bulky liquid and cream containers in separate packaging or a brush roll to carry your necessary brushes to create your look. You can fit just about anything into these palettes, thanks to its awesome design and addition of liquid/cream containers.
Known as the “Cosmetic Clutch” the MYO Cases were the Winner of the 2017 Cosmoproof North America Trendsetter Award. The cases are designed to support modern women and allow them to “go everywhere and experience everything”.
What makes the MYO Cosmetic Clutch so fun and cool for me is that you can fit everything in there. Pencils (eyeliner, lip liner, brows, etc.) and your favorite eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and powder products that you can depot. But the MYO Beauty Pods really take it to a whole new level. Each MYO Cosmetic Clutch comes with 3 MYO Beauty Pods that are designed so that you can securely carry your lotions, creams, serums and loose powders with you on the go. This was extremely helpful for me when I needed to go through TSA since it allowed me the right amount of product without going over travel regulations.
Each Beauty Pod holds the standard amount of skincare products and are easy to use, wash and reuse. They come in two sizes and they have an air and water resistant seal. Made of medical grade material so that they are safe for your products. They can hold everything from toothpaste to pills and eyelashes, small earrings. The possibilities are endless.
You could fill your entire palette with depotted eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers or highlighters or decide to mix it up a bit with a variety of different products, not just powder products like a traditional magnetic palette. And, if you love a little color or want your palette to match your style, you can choose between other colors besides black: fuchsia, turquoise, and silver.
A MYO Cosmetic Clutch Kit comes complete with the following:
3 MYO Beauty Pods (2×1.4g & 1×1.7g)
2 MYO Style Sticks (to help organize and separate certain products as well as keep things like pencils and brushes in place)
1 MYO Cosmetic Circlet – Choice of Color – Black, Silver, Fuchsia, or Turquoise.
MYO Cosmetic Cases also offers a variety of different accessories to use with your cosmetic clutch. Additional Beauty Pods can be purchased in sets of 3 for $9.00 and Transparent Beauty Pods as an add-on to your order. They are sold in a set of 4 for $9.00
MYO Cosmetic Cases are perfect for the jet-setter or person who wants to keep their favorite cosmetic necessities with them at all times. It’s compact and lightweight and offers you the opportunity to have everything you need in one handy little case.
So what about you, have you heard of the MYO Cosmetic Case? If so, what do you think about it? If not, is this something you think you wouldn’t mind checking out.