Kauai, Day 2: Snorkeling, Sweet Treats and a Savory Pie

Published in: Just For Fun, Kauai, Travel

Greetings, fellow beauty lover. Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend got off to a good start. I just wanted to say a quick hi before I try to burn off some of yesterday’s indulgences (and my, have I indulged). It was a day filled with food, fun and Friskies (more on that later)!


To take care of my beauty business yesterday, I used the mighty MAC 266 brush to fill in my brows with MAC Concrete Eye Shadow.

Shh… Don’t tell anyone, because this probably sounds a little makeup obsessive, but I preloaded it with Concrete and brought it along for the day to touch up after getting out of the water. Ya know, just in case we decided to do something else. πŸ™‚

Next to the 266, we have Hourglass Superficial Mirage Waterproof Bronzer.

I can’t really remember how waterproof it actually was/is…but I used it en lieu of actual powder. I still wanted to wear something with a bit of a matting effect, and I love the little brush that comes with it. It’s wide, with dense bristles, and the shape fits the contours of my face just right.

As a lip/cheek option, I brought Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon, because I like the color, it’s water resistant, and you can use it as a blush and/or lip tint (versatility win!).

MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash took care of my mascara needs. It’s a basic black waterproof mascara, good for lengthening, and it gets the job done (helped along by my beloved Shu Uemura Lash Curler).

The sunshine, humidity, chlorine, salty air and water are all tough on my skin, and so I also brought three MAC Studiofinish Concealers with SPF35 as well. Three because I use the one in NW25 to slightly brighten my under-eye area, the NC42 one on blemishes (it’s my color match) and the darker NC45 one for when I tan. I like these because I can apply and blend them with my fingers and only have to use a dab to even out my skin.

On my lips, I went with the same Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother Cooling Hydragel SPF20, except I chose shade Sheen 50.

And then to clean up after the beach — a necessity because I look to’ up when I get out of the water — I used Olay’s Wet Cleansing Cloths in Sensitive.

With the car gassed and ready for the day’s adventures, El Hub and I fueled up with breakfast at Tutu’s Soup Hale on the makai side (ocean side) of Kuhio Highway, just past the Wailua River as you drive north from the Lihue airport.

It’s cute, quaint, clean and a great breakfast spot. Lots of parking, friendly staff, a creative menu, all-day breakfast and yummy food? What more could you ask for?

Oh, yeah. They serve more than just soup. πŸ™‚

El Hub had (and finished!) The Kahuna — with scrambled eggs, tomatoes and avocado on multigrain bread; served with a papaya slice on the side, YUM!

I had the Hawaiian Sweet Bread French Toast (with coconut syrup)

I sure love Hawaiian sweet bread… I wish I could say I ate the whole thing, but I gave it my best shot. πŸ™‚

After breakfast, we hit the road for the North Shore, almost all the way to the end of the road! — to a snorkeling spot called Tunnels.

I never figured out why they call it that because I didn’t find any tunnels, but it was a good spot. Easy to get into the water. Street side parking along a cramped dirt road was a challenge, and the water was a little rough (not bad though), but I did get to chase Harry the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. I also saw my first octopus.

After the beach, we drove across the island to check out something called Hanapepe Art Night. They hold it every Friday along a small street lined with at least a dozen little art galleries in a historic town on the west side of the island. My favorite sight was a store filled with antique maps! — I love maps. And there are lots of little food vendors serving good eats (like a farmer’s market).

One is where I got this…

A savory vegetarian pot pie with mushrooms, potatoes, carrots (my mouth just watered) from The Right Slice

The Right Slice!

Yep, the pie place I talked about the other day (they had a booth at Art Night).

Then for desert, since I couldn’t decide between the Island Lime and Macadamia Nut, I chose both!

And it was a good call… A good call. πŸ™‚

The Mac Nut was good…but the Island Lime was THEBOMB.COM!

Your friendly neighborhood pie/beauty addict,



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  1. Oh gurrrl it sure looks you’re having a GREAT time! I’d actually totally take some brow product with me too if I were going on a holiday like this. Without anything I have NO eyebrow to be spoken of! And the pie, the pie!!!

  2. Aisha says:

    I am SOOOOOOOOO living vicariously through you! THANK YOU for sharing this with us!!!
    *hugs* ENJOY!!!

  3. Jessica says:

    I looove that you’re sharing your adventures! P.S. Are you vegetarian? I noticed the lack of meat in your food photos. If so, how cool! I never knew! =)

  4. Karen F says:

    Im so jealous! It looks like so much fun! The makeup bag is choice is perfect, very travel appropriate. I have it and love it!

  5. Lauren says:

    I am so glad that you went to The Right Slice. After you posted about it the other day I went to their website and my stomach growled to say the least! Have fun, wear sunscreen!

  6. CC says:

    Love, love, love your hat. Where did you get it?

  7. Rads says:

    Sigh…………………..love your updates from Kauai πŸ˜€

  8. Yogirl says:

    Enjoy your holiday, and thanks for sharing the delicious food πŸ˜‰

  9. marisol says:

    So jelly! Looks like you are having some well deserved time off.

  10. Tina B says:

    Looks like you are having a wonderful time, indulge and enjoy that’s what vacations are made of!
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  11. Katherine G says:

    Thanks for sharing your vacay! It looks like a blast. Not to mention awesome food!

  12. Angel says:

    Oh man Karen! I just got back from Oahu and you are making me so jealous! I wanna go baaaaaack!!!! Hope you are having a magical time!

  13. BooBooNinja says:

    Karen, you look beautiful and relaxed in your photos! I’m smiling and happy that you’re having a great time in Hawaii. πŸ™‚

    ps I carry brow stuff with me all the time. I don’t think it’s obsessive. I think it’s a necessity!
    … but your brows look wonderful. Never sparse. I never would have suspected you had brow issues.

  14. BooBooNinja says:

    By the way, have you been wearing your Becca Eye Tint(s) in the water as well? Do they hold up as well as the Beach Tints?

  15. Anna says:

    You are too cute! I’m glad you found that pie =D

  16. maria says:

    I love humu humu’s. They’re the Hawaiian state fish and seem comfortable with snorkelers. I haven’t been to Hawaii for 7 years. πŸ™ I used to go a lot. Love your posts. Thanks for the pictures, and tidbits!

  17. Paris B says:

    Loving your Kauai updates! Makes me almost feel like I’m there – and now I have a good resource to come back to if I ever make it there πŸ˜€ Looking forward to the rest of your holiday updates.
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  18. Barbara says:

    Glad you are sharing your vacation with us! So jealous and craving Island Lime pie.

  19. corallista says:

    Looks like you’re having a great time! The food looks so delicious!
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  20. Cherry says:

    Looks like amazing fun! I have to get out there some day. Awesome pictures!!

  21. jenn s. says:

    Oooohhhh, I would love a description of the Island Lime Pie!! Sounds interesting! And no picture of the octopus? πŸ™ So cool that you saw one! You look like you are having a wonderful time on your trip. Enjoy and be safe!

  22. Nina says:

    Awesome post and im sooo happy you and El Hub got a vacay! πŸ™‚

  23. Kim says:

    Ooooooh! Octopus! I’m so excited for you! I would have drown from shrieking with delight!! πŸ™‚

  24. Evani says:

    Your vacation looks DIIIIIVINE Karen. So jelly! Have a blast!


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