Kauai, Day 3: Bumble and Bumble and a Boat Called Sea Breeze

Published in: Bumble and Bumble, Just For Fun, Kauai, Travel

The boat day.


Kauai’s majestic Nā Pali Coast beckoned El Hub and I, so we embarked upon a 4-hour tour!

Since I knew the trip called for high winds, I didn’t bring along my new hat (by the way, I found it at Target for $12!), but I still wanted something to protect my new highlights.

Enter the new Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Line. All three pieces here are TSA friendly (2 ounces apiece). You get a shampoo, conditioner and a UV Protective Styling Balm for $28. The products have a light floral scent that I like, and the shampoo and conditioner keep my knotty hair under control.

But most importantly, they’re keeping my highlights from getting brassy.

I’ve been bringing the UV Protective Styling Balm with me everywhere, including on the boat yesterday, and reapplying after each dip in the water.

Also picked up a bottle of Ocean Potion Aloe Gel to help soothe El Hub’s sunburned skin (NOTE: He’s not crazy about the Neutrogena spray sunscreen I mentioned the other day).

Ocean Potion is one of the few topical drugstore aloe gels I’ve found that doesn’t list alcohol, which can be quite drying, high up on the list of ingredients. Aloe is the third ingredient on the list; the first two are water and glycerin.

I discovered it a few trips back and just love the stuff.

Onward to the Nā Pali Coast!

Our trusty ocean steed: the Sea Breeze.

Just look at those cliffs… Some are more than a thousand feet high, straight down to the ocean.

During the winter months, huge swells buffet the Hawaiian islands, and waves as high as 70 feet crash against those cliffs.

After the trip, El Hub and I were starved, so we Yelped places to eat and found a place in a town called Kapaa (4-1380 Kuhio Hwy) called The Eastside (4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, 121 reviews)

Shrimp and scallop spring rolls wrapped in crunchy lettuce cups with a spicy papaya oaked rice wine vinegar dipping sauce

Mac nut crusted mahi mahi with jade pesto potato mash and stir fried vegetables in a sweet chili butter sauce, YUM!

Togarishi seared loin of ahi on sweet sushi rice with shaved vegetables; served with Chinese hot mustard and sesame sauce

And for dessert…

Lilikoi cheesecake, with a graham cracker crust, papaya glace and fruit medley

Flourless chocolate decadence cake with vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate mousse and truffle sauce

More adventure awaits! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jenn says:

    Oh wow!!! I’m getting really hungry right now… For some reason 😀

  2. Cassy says:

    The “Good Morning, and I Heart You” video made me smile. Then the food made me hungry. So much better than the Stouffer’s French Bread Pizza I’m making right now

  3. Gummy says:

    Eeeep! LILIKOI CHEESECAKE? You are in HEAVEN, girl! ^_^ Have a woooonderful trip out there!

  4. Lauren says:

    Thanks for sharing, Karen! I’ve done a Na Pali coast boat trip before too and it was awesome. Hope the Bumble & Bumble kept your highlights in check 🙂

  5. Tracy says:

    This trip looks so AMAZING!! I never was really interested in going to Hawaii, but now I so very much am!! So beautiful!
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  6. I’m so happy you’re blogging from your vacation, Karen! I hope you’re having a great time!
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  7. mn says:

    I can’t believe how blue the water is in the waterfall video. So amazing.

  8. Aahhh I’m having the time of my life living through you at the moment haha

    Would be so great to go snorkeling every day!

  9. Becca says:

    Good lord, I love flourless chocolate cake…but with truffle sauce? YUM!!!
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  10. Marian says:

    Geeeeez it looks like fun!

  11. Teri says:

    Oh gosh, I sooo wanna switch places with you right now! It looks amaaaazing, this is what paradise looks like, right?
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  12. Chelsea says:

    I’ll never understand the alcohol in sunburn gels! As a ginger who has had more sunburns than I care to admit, that is the one of the worst things to put on burned skin!

    I love the videos, it looks beautiful! I usually try to avoid that much sun, but I’m jealous!

  13. Oh goodness, just stunning! I so need a vacation now haha! x
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  15. Kim says:

    That is awesome! You had me at “cliffs” and “waves crashing”. 🙂

  16. regina says:

    went to HI a few years ago on a cruise and one of my best memories was when the ship sailed along the Na Pali coast and it looks like you had a wonderful time too! 🙂

  17. kiwikiwidragon says:

    Awesome Karen!! Ocean Potion is made right here where I live in Florida!! Like literally 10 minutes from my house.

  18. Dominique says:

    Hi Karen, just awesome. I wish I were there !

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