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handcrafted soaps from north shore soap factory

I discovered Hawaiian Bath & Body‘s North Shore Soap Factory soaps on a recent trip to Whole Foods (no surprise…as soon as John gets into the checkout line with our food purchases, I dart into Whole Body and usually return with a soap or two). These handcrafted, vegetable oil-based soaps are sold in bulk (by weight) and smell absolutely divine. Read more

beauty corner: rainbow ridge farm soaps

One of my favorite things about visiting Whole Foods — besides the opportunity to pop into SoHa Living — is checking out the local goodies on display in the Whole Body section. I especially love picking up (and sniffing) all the local handmade soaps. One of my favorites is the line of goats milk soaps from Rainbow Ridge Farm on Maui.
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beauty corner: 5 tricks for gorgeous summer hair

This post was adapted from my Beauty Addict days.

It’s official…Memorial Day has passed…summer is HERE! While you’re showing off your fabulous tan (hopefully fake; we’re no fans of sun damage around here, especially with the strong sun in Hawaii) and frolicking with your friends, don’t forget about your best accessory: your hair.

Whether you want to create a sexy beach style, use your time in the sun for deep conditioning, or add some sun-kissed highlights, I’ve got the tips to make it happen. Read more

beauty corner: saffron james le’a

Trivia: I ran a pretty successful beauty blog, Beauty Addict, for a number of years.

And just because I’m not blogging there anymore doesn’t mean that I’m no longer a beauty-obsessed kinda girl. So from time to time, I’ll be sprinkling in some beauty-related features, from products inspired by or made in Hawaii, to tips for combating humidity and packing your vacation beauty essentials.

First up: Saffron James Parfums. Read more