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.
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.
I sure love Hawaiian sweet bread… I wish I could say I ate the whole thing, but I gave it my best shot.
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…
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.
The Mac Nut was good…but the Island Lime was THEBOMB.COM!
Your friendly neighborhood pie/beauty addict,