grace & stella beauty products: keep or give?

Before you delve into these product reviews from Grace & Stella be sure to check out last week’s reviews here! Grace & Stella sent me their Dead Sea Mud Mask and their (business launching – I’ll explain in a moment!) Dr. Pedicure Foot Exfoliating Mask, which were two very new types of products for me, so […]

grace & stella: give (yourself + others) the gift of beauty

‘Me-Time’ pampering and holiday shopping just got a little bit easier with skincare and beauty products from Grace & Stella. Beauty. I was lucky enough to try out a few of their products and gave myself a little ‘at home spa’ experience that I’ll admit, I was in dire need of! With dry heels and […]

DIY succulent necklace

From Amanda Dumouchelle Photography – “We were so fortunate to work with the talented Susan McLeary of Passionflower on a fun DIY for a wedding or even a night out. Susan is known for her gorgeous wearable floral designs and used faux succulents from Afloral.com for a succulent necklace that can be worn and re-worn. […]

the flower shop: a marilyn monroe inspired shoot

From Corette Faux – “I teamed up with hair and make-up artist, Karen from Lushly So to recreate some fun, flirtatious, glamorous looks reenacting scenes from Ladies of the Chorus starring the famous Marilyn Monroe. The movie’s plot follows Monroe, a chorus girl and a man who falls in love with her, sends her flowers every […]

flowers in her hair

If there’s one thing that says wedding as much as a big white dress it’s flowers! I’ve always loved creative takes on flower crowns, whether they’re with veils or alone. Flowers in your hair on your wedding day is such a feminine, youthful look. Today’s beauty inspiration shoot from Ashley Ludaescher Photography, Botanic Art Floral […]

soft, smooth skin in 4 easy steps

*This post was written in partnership with Dove.  When it comes to your big day, it matters where you start! Before the lingerie, the gown, the makeup, the hair and accessories, you need radiant, soft, and flawlessly glowing skin. When it comes to wedding-worthy skin, Dove has you covered. Begin your bridal beauty routine in the shower […]

complete at home manicure

With some shiny new bling on your finger – keeping your nails looking their best during ALL of your wedding events is a must! And I’m not just talking about your wedding day. There’s also the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner to consider. Sally Hansen makes it easy with their Complete […]

the perfect bridesmaids’ gift

We all love a good subscription box and Birchbox is renowned for being among the best of them in beauty! Style Me Pretty and Birchbox have teamed up to bring you a curated collection of happily ever after must-haves in the ‘I Definitely Do’ Birchbox. This subscription box is not only the perfect gift for […]

3 hair and makeup looks for winter brides

With a gorgeous array of exquisite hair and makeup looks from El Stile paired with stunning bridal gowns, today’s beauty editorial from Warmphoto is overflowing with luscious, steal-worthy looks and inspiration! LOOSE AND CURLY: I love these deliberate curls, left undone, and the sweet and simple makeup. The effect is effortless, yet totally pulled together and […]

natural looking beauty tutorial

There’s one person on this island that I trust with my face and that’s Heather Saffery. She did my makeup for my wedding, the Ku’u Lei shoot, and every other event I’ve needed to look great for! Today she’s here sharing steps for a healthy, natural look along with some behind the scenes shots by Just […]

8 timeless bridal styles

If you looked up the word flawless in the dictionary you’d see images from today’s jaw-dropping bridal beauty editorial. Showcasing elegant and timeless jewelry, wedding dresses, and wedding day makeup styles, Jennifer Gifford of both Jennifer Gifford Designs and The Bride’s Market styled these looks to perfection. The shoot was captured gorgeously by Bryon Loves […]

makeup to match your flower crown

Brides who plan on wearing a flower crown on their wedding should definitely have a mock-up ready for their hair and makeup artist during the trial beauty run. You never know how the colors of the flowers will reflect on your face and you want to be sure to coordinate the look. Karla from Blissful Makeup […]

how to apply airbrush makeup at home

Sponsored Post If you’ve ever tried airbrush makeup then you know how absolutely amazing it is. It leaves your face looking flawless and almost like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all. It’s as light as air, lasts longer than traditional makeup, and it’s cleaner – no dirty brushes touching your face! TEMPTU has created […]

summer skin refresh

A new season means new routines and with summer here and lots of fun in the sun, sand, and sea planned a new beauty ritual is essential. Here in Hawaii having skin that looks awesome without a ton of makeup is key. No one totes their makeup bag to the beach (can you image what […]

4 hair and makeup styles for your wedding

The talented ladies at The Beauty Case & Seven Silver Swans Photography created today’s inspiration shoot in order to showcase sleek hairstyles and bridal-worthy makeup looks. I love the spin they’ve put on this editorial; forgoing the cake, tablescape, and other wedding trappings to instead shine the spotlight on the beauty of brides! From Khesanh Brock […]

3 wedding-worthy hair and makeup looks

I’ll always be the first to recommend that you have your hair and makeup done professionally for your wedding day. Not to look more beautiful but to be your most beautiful self. Today’s beauty shoot from Whitney Heard Photography showcases three gorgeous wedding-worthy looks created by certified makeup artist and licensed hairstylist Monica Burton. #1 […]