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I am totally looking forward to the summer months here on Maui.  Summer months here mean spending most of my days lounging on the sand and enjoying the beautiful beaches that Maui has to offer.  It also means that the sun is up longer during the day and that leaves more time for walks and working out later in the afternoon.  But, due to a condition I’ve been dealing with lately – I’ve gained some weight and I have been covering up my body a little more than usual.  Working out or hitting the beach for a plus sized gal can definitely be a challenge when you need to find clothes that fit.  And, many women are too modest to wear a tankini or show too much skin.  That’s where HydroChic comes in.  This awesome company offers versatility in their active wear while giving you the option of covering up a little or just being comfortable.  Being plus sized can be a challenge to find swim and active wear that fits and still looks good so today, I’m going to share this awesome brand with you to get you “Summer Ready”.

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HydroChic is an athleisure wear line that is versatile and comfortable while offering gorgeous prints and colors for any style preference.  HydroChic offers Mix-and-Match Swim and Active Wear that provides the wearer comfortable coverage with less skin, lots more style and UV Protection.  For someone like me who lives in the sun most days (especially in the summer) whether it is for play or exercise, this line is absolutely perfect.

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There are more than 100 slimming mix-n-match separates to choose from, regardless of your size – girls, missy, plus sized, you name – they have it.  And, if you’re like me and want a little more coverage, they got your “covered” literally.  HydroChic offers lightweight, chlorine-resistant and chlorine-proof stretch fabric that dries really quickly and provides you with UPF 50+ sun protection.  It’s durable, yet super flexible and allows you to use it at the beach or pool or to the gym, yoga or whatever your heart desires.  It’s designed so that it doesn’t constrict movement and is sporty and figure flattering.  With a variety of shorts, pants, leggings, long, short and sleeveless tops (with several bra options) and versatile swim dress, skirts and skorts – you are completely covered.

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I am using the Black Tribal Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top (retail $72.00) that came with a Swim/Sports BRA with cups which make it easy for me to use with a little bit of push-up.

Details of the Tidal Tank Sporty Sleeveless Swim n’ Gym Top: Back zippered pocket is perfect to securely stash keys, ID, money  Chlorine resistant Fabric XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon Comes with a complimentary swim/sports bra Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-3X Quick drying UPF 50+ sun protection.

I am also using the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts (retail $58.00, not chlorine proof) which is available in sizes XS-XL in Missy and 0X-4x in Plus.

Details of the Diving Diva Black Swim and Bike Shorts.  Mix and match them with any of our fitness tops.  Covered elastic waistband, Plus Size has wider supportive waistband.  Chlorine resistant.  Fabric: XTRA LIFE LYCRA®/ Nylon.  Available in Missy XS-XL and Plus Full Cut 0X-4X.  Quick drying.  UPF 50+ sun protection.  Shorts are 19” long in a size Medium, inseam is 9”.  The bottoms are designed to sit at the natural waist line.

Now, I’ve had my HydroChic set for just under a year and it’s been washed and worn many many times.  I throw mine in the dryer on the low setting to dry – though I definitely suggest line drying to help keep your HydroChic wear in optimal condition.  Even after almost a year – each piece looks brand new so I know it’s made with quality materials and craftsmanship.

I absolutely love how comfortable these all fit on my body, no weird bunching and funky cuts that make sitting or standing odd.  The top is perfect for me when running, walking or working out because it helps to keep me cool and it’s not overly form fitting so it is easy for me to move in – whether swimming, jogging or any type of sports, it’s just easy to use.

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HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and online at www.hydrochic.com.  Available in sizes Missy and Plus–4X. Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00.

About HydroChic – HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf, and launched in May, 2008. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, NY.

With summer right around the bend, now is the perfect time to choose out a summer hit and I know HydroChic will be one you’ll enjoy.  Back in my surfing days – I would have loved something like this because it would help to keep my “girls” in place without they bouncing around for everyone to see and I wouldn’t have to worry about my top or bottoms flying off after being tumbled in a wave.  Any woman or girl who surfs, knows this dilemma and HydroChic would have made a great addition to my swim and surf wear back in the day.  I’m glad I can utilize it now.  The outfit is perfect for days when I take my sons to the beach or pool – because I don’t have to worry about one of them tugging on my top and it falling off revealing the girls… ya know?

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HydroChic offers so many styles to choose from that I’m sure you’ll find something you enjoy.  Shipping is very quick and I enjoyed it so much I purchased several for my  sisters since they like to be a little more covered up when hitting the sand too. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still rock a bikini or tankini but I love that I have an option if I’m just not feeling up to revealing some skin.

Check out all of their designs and full line of products available at: http://hydrochic.com/

So, are you a little more conservative when you hit the beach, pool or workout?  If so, do you think that HydroChic would work for your style and comfort?  Let me know in the comments below if you think they could be your next summer hit.

Signature Honey


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I’m sure over the last couple of months you have seen the release of the It’s Judy Time Eye and Lip Palettes.  I was definitely ecstatic to hear they were hitting stores and the site because It’s Judy Time or Judy Travis has been one of my long time favorite YouTubers.  I remember when I first started YouTube 10 years ago and we had started our channels around the same time.  She would do her videos from her little apartment, teaching subscribers how to do easy hair styles and makeup looks.  This was before her and Benji even got married and definitely before they had their children – Juliana and the Twins.  I love when I am able to watch the life of a YouTuber grow and I feel like our lives all have similarities, ya know.  Anyway – I’m off on a tangent here, regardless of what and why – I was definitely excited to see that Pixi collaborated with such a beauty.  Today I’m going to be sharing with you the Eye and Lip Palettes from the ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty Collaboration.  I don’t have any looks to share but figured I could provide my overall thoughts on the palettes as well as swatches.  I noticed that they are popping up at my local Target – so maybe you could use this post as a reference if it’s something you’re interested in getting.

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ItsEyeTime palette (ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty) consists of 12 gorgeously pigmented and silky eye shadows.  Retailing for $24.00 I was definitely impressed by how soft and easy to blend these shades were.  I’m a neutral girl at heart so a palette that allows me to take a look from day to night while still giving me shades that I can use for an all-over-the-lid look, it’s definitely a must have for me.

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This palette was created so that the wearer could seemlessly transition their look from day to night and have a palette they could turn to for their every day looks.  There are a mixture of matte and shimmer shades and a variety of neutral tones (both warm and cool) so that it would suit many skin tones.

This palette was created with the neutrals that you need in your everyday life and makes it simple and easy.

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Left to Right – Snowflake, Bubbly, ItsMommysLife, Good Morning, Brick, Honey Bear

“The palettes I created with Pixi are straight to the point, simple.  I like that it’s compact.  If you’re a girl on the go – I like that you can just grab it and go.   You can even just use your fingers.” – ItsJudyTime 

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Left to Right – Tu Tu, Getaway, Ping, Dark Chocolate, Aww Snap, Night Night

As you can see from the swatches, this palette is gorgeous.  I’ll be honest, I would have bought the palettes just because they were created by one of my favorite YouTubers, but I’m over the moon excited by the quality.  Each shade really was smooth and creamy/buttery in texture.  When I swatched each, they were swatched on my arm with no primer and really applied easily.  Blending them was effortless and this would be a great palette for a beginner or pro.  Highly pigmented and easy to use for anyone for sure.  This palette has easily become one of my favorites in my collection and for someone who is a makeup collector, that says a lot.

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Ingredients for eye shadow palette: “Snowflake/ Getaway/ Ping INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polybutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. Bubbly INGREDIENTS: Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Itsmommyslife/ Good Morning/ Honey Bear/ Tu-Tu/ Dark Chocolate/ Aww Snap INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]. Brick INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499).

Net. Wt. = 1.2g x 12

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Next in the collaboration is the ItsLipTime Palette (ItsJudyTime + Pixi Beauty).  Also retailing for $24.00, the ItsLipTime palette features 12 lip cremes in an array of shades.  You get wearable, super flattering colors that have all been mixed by Judy.  Each lip color is hydrating and are easy to apply with your finger or a lip brush.

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The colors were created in this lip palette so that you could wear them solo, mix or layer them to create a variety of endless shade options.  The lip cremes have a soft fruit like fragrance (mainly because Judy wanted to have a scent since she enjoys smelling lipsticks – if you watch her vlogs, you know this), but definitely not an overpowering scent.

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This lip palette will take you from day to night and all year round.  The shades range from soft nudes to pinks and show stopping berry and red tones.  You are getting a variety of blendable shades to create the looks for any day and time.

Now – I’m loving this palette and the wide range, but like with any lipstick palette, you definitely have to build the color up.  Is that a bad thing?  In my opinion, no.  That really means you can custom make your own shades, and they are still all very pigmented colors which allow you to apply a wash of color on your lips or go full out glam – it’s truly up to you.

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Left to Right: Ta-da, Peaches, Juliana Bear, Milk Chocolate, Keira Bear, Miya Bear, B did it, Falling Leaves, Chewy, Fierce, Sweet Cherry, Sultry

Over the last month or so I’ve been blending Juliana Bear and B Did It to create a very wearable and pouty pink for my everyday wear.  I absolutely love the shades Judy selected in this palette and found that it’s becoming a staple in my makeup collection.  I love that each shade is creamy and feels great on the lips.  Moisturizing and soft without drying out my pout.  Furthermore, I am so loving the fact that there is no shimmer in this palette – you get creamy lipsticks without the glitter, that makes me love it even more.

Ingredients of lip palette: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Talc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax (Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera), Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Flavor (Aroma), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, BHT, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12. [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)]

Net. Wt. = 0.76g x 12

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Each of the palettes have the same type of packaging, which I love because it really makes them look like a set.  While they do not have a mirror attached, each palette comes with a little sticky mirror which you can attach with the adhesive on the inside if you feel the need.  I haven’t attached mine because I found I haven’t needed it. But, again – these palettes were made so that they could be used on the go as well.  They are compact, while still offering sturdy packaging so they would be perfect for travel.

I absolutely love that the shades all have names – hallelujah, that’s such a big deal for me… because when I’m doing my makeup I like to reference the color choices.  And, I love that each shade name is listed on the back of the palette for easy reference – no funky pieces of plastic to get tossed out later.  One of my favorite things about this collaboration is that these products are available at Target stores.  I’m so excited for Judy and love when I walk into my local Target and see the palette in display.  It makes me excited and happy.

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You see, I watched Judy grow over the years and watched her YouTube channel flourish into well over 1 million subscribers.  She’s literally a household name and as a YouTube and blogger myself, I’m excited to see that this is happening for one of our own.  One day, I can only hope that something like this would happen for me.  I’m a dreamer, but I love seeing people succeed and Judy is one of my favorites so to watch this unfold, it’s definitely exciting.

You can purchase these palettes at: https://www.pixibeauty.com/ or at your local Target store where available.

Have you tried any of these palettes from Pixi Beauty and ItsJudyTime yet?  If not, do you have your sites set on any of them?  Comment below and let me know.

Signature Honey


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You guys, I have something interesting to share with all of you today.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been using a new product that I thought you may all want to learn about.  You may be seeing this display at your local stores or you may have contemplated picking one up for you to try.  Either way – I’m going to share my thoughts with all of you on this pretty cool and genius product.  The DUO is available in Olay, Old Spice and Ivory.  I got the Olay – which I was quite happy and excited about.  So – what is this interesting showering tool, you must be asking?  Well, let’s get into it, shall we?  I’ll be giving you the details on the Olay DUO today and sharing my experience on this particular product.  Ready?  Let’s go!

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So what is the Olay DUO?  Well, the DUO unites the clean of a bar, the care of a body wash and the experience of a puff/implement, while giving consumers the multi-sensory experience they are looking for and desire for the best of all worlds.  Basically, it’s a dual-sided cleaning tool that is infused with a flexible cleanser inside.  There are obviously two sides – one side is the scrubby side that exfoliates and renews the skin’s surface and a soft flexible cleanser interior conforms and lathers while the smooth side softens and conditions the skin.

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The Olay Duo (Dual-Sided Body Cleanser) retails nationwide for $9.99 – $12.99 (MSRP).  Available in popular scents, I got the Olay Soothing Orchid  & Black Currant but Old Spice offers Old Spice Swagger and Pure Sport and Ivory has a scent called Refreshing Clean.  I can only speak to the Olay Soothing Orchid & Black Currant, but I can tell you that it’s a a fresh and fragrant scent that I’ve been loving.  If you are someone who is not fond of fragrance, you may not like that these come scented, but I really enjoyed the smell.

So – with these particular shower duos, using them is easy.  You simply just add water.  You can experience the DUO daily for a complete, close clean and an invigorated and healthy skin look.  By adding water to your DUO, you will start to get a rich lather that is perfect for the body.  Use the scrubby side to exfoliate and clean and the smooth side to get a soft and gentle massage for your skin.  You can use the DUO daily and hang it dry after each shower.  DUO’s built in cleanser indicates when it’s time to dispose and get a new one – when the lather fades, time to buy again.  This will give you up to 30 uses.

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Why is the DUO so awesome?

Well, it’s more effective than other cleansing bars & tools because of it’s patented multi-layered cleansing technology that delivers a 2x better clean vs. their basic body wash and puff.  You get a deeper clean as it exfoliates the surface skin deeper than a body wash puff.  You also get a complete clean because the flexible cleanser glides and contours to your every move and groove.  And, you get a delightful scent experience with 3-4x more fragrance ingredients than their current bar soaps and body washes.

I haven’t used a bar soap in years but have read that bar soaps are perceived to clean well, though you can trade off on delivering soft and smooth skin.  Body washes are perceived to lather and nourish (which is what I used prior to the DUO) well with a great scent experience, but you can trade-off on the deep clean and exfoliation.  DUO was invented because 34 percent of men and 44 percent of women in the U.S. say that they are dual users, meaning they use both a body wash and a bar soap to get the clean, lather and soft skin they yearn for.  The DUO basically offers benefits of both of those things and eliminates having to use both to get the job done.

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My skin feels smooth and soft but really feels like I got a good clean.  I’m beyond impressed with what is being offered and I look forward to trying other scents and fragrances.  I would love to see this offered in a variety of scents in the future and look forward to trying them all.  Here’s the deal – if you are someone that uses a loofah or puff to clean, you’ll enjoy this product.  If you are someone who uses a bar soap to clean, you’ll enjoy this product.  I love that there is so much in this item that you get a lot of uses from it and it’s something neat and exciting.  I like neat and exciting new things.

For over 130 years, from the launch of Ivory bar soap to the introduction of their body wash, Procter and Gamble has delivered innovative products based on the evolution in consumers’ body cleansing behavior.  Over the past 20 years, the cleansing category has not seen the introduction of any new forms – until now.

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Now, here’s the low down and my actual thoughts of this product.  Like I mentioned before, I really did like the scent of the Soothing Black Orchid and Black Currant – while it was stronger than what I’m currently using, I thought it smelled slightly fruity with a tad bit of musk but overall it was a clean scent and one that lingered on the body for hours.  When it comes to the type of clean that the DUO provided, I think it surely got me clean without question but left my body and skin feeling soft and moisturized.  I didn’t feel like I had a build up of product left behind on my skin and my skin didn’t feel dry at all.  I thought I got good exfoliation from the product which is great. I currently use a product called Via Buff and found that this still exfoliated my body of dead skin cells well.  I love how the DUO feels against the skin.  The exfoliating side really cleaned perfectly, but gentle and the soft side just left my skin feeling nice.  And, I just love how convenient this product is – easy to use, no need to deal with messy soap or body wash and considering the price point and how many uses you get out of this product, I think it’s at a reasonable cost.  Overall, I will continue to buy this and have purchased another to replace this one since I seen it at my local Walmart this past weekend.

You can get more information on this product and find locations of where you can purchase it at: http://www.olay.com/en-us

Have you seen this product in your local stores yet?  Is this something you would try or have tried already?  Comment below and let me know.

Signature Honey


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

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

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

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Left to Right: Hula, Waikiki, Hapuna, Kona, Shell, Shaka
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Left to Right: Hibiscus, Island, Kai, Tiki, Lei, Luau

Shade Descriptions:

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

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

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

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

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

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About Anuhea

Hawaiian born singer and songwriter, Anuhea, is one of the most popular talents to originate from Hawaii. She charted top ten on the iTunes Pop, R&B and Reggae charts as well as the Billboard Heatseakers and World Music Charts. Anuhea has shared the stage with Bruno Mars, Babyface, Al Green, FloRida, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley. She won two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawaii’s version of the Grammy’s, for Contemporary Album of the Year and Most Promising Artist. Eight of her songs consecutively made it to #1 in Hawaii including, “Higher than the Clouds.”

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

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

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

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

Maui No Ka Oi

Signature Honey


 

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

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I know, I know… we are already in the second month of the new year, but it really is the perfect time to get started on a great skin care regimen (if you haven’t already started).  By this time, your skin is probably over the dry and cold winter weather and looking for a way to escape – I know mine is.  I find that this time of the year is the perfect time to get my skin in check and get it clear, healthy and ready to welcome Spring.  I also find that since I’ve been using minimal makeup lately, I really need to make sure that the products I choose will help bring my fresh and bright face forward.  I try a lot of skin care products and over the last month or so, I also included Derma E into that mix.  Let’s check it out, shall we?

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The first thing I wanted to touch base on is the Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50 – Net. wt. 1.7 oz / 48g).  Now a similar mask from Derma E has been one of my favorites over the last year or so, but I love the new packaging design and overall look of their products and the new additives that this mask has.  This mask helps to deeply detoxify the skin of harmful micropollutants in two ways:  1)  The natural clays infused with Kimarine Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to congest pores as the mask dries; and 2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal while the Kaolin and Bentonite Clay absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Now – let’s talk a bit technical for a moment and discuss how this all works – shall we?  The Kimarine Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect the skin against environmental pollutants like exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and heavy metals.  Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.  The Activated Charcoal is known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, to purge the pores of deeply rooted toxins and the Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away the micropollutants.  All of these things working together create a mask that is ideal for oil, active or urban skin types, and is safe for reactive skin since it has minimal ingredients and is allergy tested.  Derma E suggests using this formula once or twice a week to see skin that looks dramatically fresher, healthier and purely glowing.

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Now – I talked about how I have used the other mask in the past but there is a bit of a difference in this mask versus the other Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask I’ve used.  I can only use that mask once every 2 weeks or so to avoid and Eczema flare up, but this one I could use once a week.  This mask has small little Apricot Seeds inside to really help with exfoliating.  After using this mask my skin looks so bright, fresh and clean and it’s one of my favorites to use about 3-4 days before a big event or date night because my skin is literally glowing.  Using this mask in combination with my other skin care products (from different brands) has been great and I’m loving that I can get these products at my local stores, making it easy for me to consistently keep up with the regimen.

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Next on my list is the Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50 – Net. wt. 4 oz. / 113g).  This scrub is one of my favorites for my sensitive skin.  It’s gentle enough for daily use to help lift away micropollutants and impurities while still promoting oxgenation for a fresh, healthy radiant look.  This mask is Doctor developed and clinically tested.  It is a revitalizing formula that contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea.  With Kimarine Wakame (which I mentioned above and stated what it’s great benefits are) to Bladderwrack, Activated Charcoal, Apricot Seed Powder and Green Tea which delivers potent antioxidant defense.  This product is also ideal for oily skin and is safe for reactive skin since it also has minimal ingredients and is allergy-tested.  If you are looking for a formula that boosts skin purity for a refreshed, glowing complexion, you’ll really enjoy this one.

While you can use this scrub daily, I only use it every other day since again, my skin is quite sensitive.  I love how fresh and clean my skin feels after I’ve used this scrub and I think it will be one of those products that I enjoy from Derma E.  I love that this scrub is non-irritating and soothes my skin leaving it really soft after just one use.  I will a notation however, that this is not the traditional type of scrub you would expect to use, it’s thicker than usual (because of the clay) and the bits of Apricot Seed Powder is larger than I had expected.  It makes a great scrub for the body too – though I’ve been enjoying it on my face.

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This particular scrub is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.

Like I said before, while I do have a certain regimen I like to keep to and love trying new skin care products, it’s kind of cool to add new ones to my mix and I’ve been enjoying these from Derma E.  Have you tried anything from Derma E and if you have, what are your favorites or the ones you enjoy?  Have you tried these?  If so, what do you think about them.

You can purchase, get a full ingredient list and check out Derma E products at: http://dermae.com/

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