Swim Fins and Snorkels: A Quick Hi from HI

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Hi, ladies. πŸ™‚ Happy Saturday. This was me at Shark’s Cove yesterday. Snorkeling was a lot of fun. When I get back to California in a couple days, I swear I’m going to get a pair of fins and snorkels to use at the community swimming pool. I don’t care if it makes me look crazy.


Right now IÒ€ℒm sitting here in the living room of my in-lawÒ€ℒs place listening to the oldieÒ€ℒs radio station (which they listen to constantly) and sipping some coffee.

Let me know what you’re up to this weekend. I hope you’re having a good one.

Trying to look graceful at Shark's Cove
It’s hard to look graceful walking in swim fins…


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. CC says:

    Wow the audio is crystal clear. It sounds like I’m right there by the waves (I wish!). Enjoy Hawaii!

  2. Stephie says:

    Yowza, Hawaii looks amazing!! Actually a friend of mine is there right now visiting family. I am so jealous. I’ve never been there and instead of going on vacay this summer I’ll be cramped up taking calls for people ordering outdoor swimming pools and the lot. oh, the irony.

    hopefully i’ll make enough to go to hawaii myself πŸ˜› Hope you keep having fun Karen!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephie,

      Oh the irony indeed. πŸ™‚ Summer jobs are always good, though — money in the pocket never hurts.

      BTW, how did the wedding makeup gig go?

  3. Nikki says:

    wow that looks gorgeous!

  4. Vonvon says:

    Oh my….Hawaii is really beautiful! Looks like your summer has already started πŸ˜‰

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Vonvon,

      It’s going to rough going back to the cold Bay Area weather… sigh!

      How’s your weekend going so far? Doing anything exciting?

  5. Shiny says:

    Wow that’s a breathtaking view! I’m so jealous!

  6. Kypris says:

    That looks amazing! And so do you, even while snorkeling. πŸ˜‰

    I saw one turtle at Hanauma Bay while snorkeling, but I heard from friends who went to Maui and snorkeled at random beaches that there were tons of turtles there, swimming alongside them.

    Wish I could be back in Hawaii… but we’ve got sunny weather here, so I can’t complain too much :). To answer your previous question: I was at an MRI conference – they hold it in a different location each year; it was my first year, and I was lucky to be able to go to Hawaii!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kypris,

      Aww, thanks! I had no makeup on, hence the big glasses, LOL!

      I have *never* seen a turtle while snorkeling. I bet that was amazing!

      Hopefully your conference will be held at a fun destination next year. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that you’ll come back to Oahu! Hey, ya never know, right?

  7. Stacie says:

    Oh, completely jealous! Looks like you’re having a blast!

  8. Zara says:

    Simply Gorgeous!

    Maybe I should stop by my local beach this weekend [only 10 minutes away ;)], though I know it can’t compare.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Zara,

      I’m so jealous that you live only ten minutes away from the beach. When I lived in SF the beach was literally right down the street. I miss that!

  9. Glosslizard says:

    *Le Sigh* Here in the East Bay, it was 55 degrees and overcast today! Further, Hubby and I are spending a fun-filled weekend cleaning and prepping our house for renters to move in next week! Ahh, the fun never ends! At least I get to snorkel vicariously through you, thanks for that and enjoy! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      Oh sounds like fun! How’s the shack in the back looking? πŸ™‚

      I heard that you guys had a heatwave recently. I was hoping to come back to warm weather but apparently that ain’t happening!

  10. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen! Glad that you are having so much fun!

  11. Renee says:

    I really need to go to Hawaii someday πŸ™ Looks amazing! Glad to hear you’re having a great time!

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  12. Merylynmagic says:

    Hey Karen!!
    You look so good in that picture!!! πŸ™‚ It’ll be nice to have you back blogging full time! Hope your family is doing well too. I had a fun day with some friends- we went to the local Ikea and literally combed through every aisle!! I now have some great closet organizers that I can’t wait to use πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Merylynmagic,

      Oh, I could spend ALL DAY in Ikea! I love all the organizational knick knacks! I bet your closet is going to look super organized when you’re done.

      We will be leaving on Monday so I’ll be back to full-time blogging soon. πŸ™‚

      Anyway, how’s your weekend going?

  13. Rae says:

    Hey girl!! I’m glad Hawaii is going so well πŸ™‚ That water is gorgeous — jealous!

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  14. Kizzy says:

    I love Hawaii! My in-laws live there as well. Lucky us, right?


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  15. S says:


    I just can’t stop watching video of that sea. I’ve been trying to avoid anything connected to sea and summer vacations, and since I live in a beautiful Mediterranean coast town and am surrounded by sea, it’s not that easy…

    Now I have such a craving for a swim! But unfortunately my exam period ends July 17. so no vacation before that!


    • Karen says:

      Hi S,

      July is just around the corner. πŸ™‚ Soon you’ll be able to have fun in the sun!

      What are you studying? Do you enjoy your subjects?

  16. SHARON says:

    i live in Hawaii on Oahu and have been for two years. i could have sworn you and your blog were here all along! you look so familiar! i love your blog! but i hope your vacation has been absolutely fantastic and i wish you safe travels home!

  17. Marta says:

    So jealous, it looks like you are having a blast.
    Nice sunglasses: where did you got them?

  18. wendy says:

    Ohhh how amazing, that looks perfect Karen!

  19. Meream says:

    Karen, I am so jealous. I’d love to go to the beach right this very moment.

  20. You sure had tons of fun, Karen! Suddenly I feel like snorkeling in Redang island~

    I stayed home this weekend. Having quality time with my family and bf. Hey at least I was doing something, no? =P

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Hanna,

      Quality time with the honey and the fam is always a good thing. πŸ™‚

      I’ve never heard of Redang Island. Now I’m gonna have to look it up!

  21. Stef says:

    You look really thin in these pictures Karen!!!

    This weekend has been a blast so far! Last night I hung out with my neighbors, gossiping and having tequila shots! Today we’re having a BBQ at the in-laws’ house and then going to a party for another neighbor. Tomorrow I am going to veg out and watch tv and my Netflix movies I’ve had for two months, except at 3 o’clock I’m taking a moment of silence to honor our fallen soldiers for Memorial Day!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stef,

      It sounds like you are having a lot of fun with your friends and family… a perfect way to spend the weekend. πŸ™‚ What movies are you watching today?

  22. ritadebora says:

    Hi Karen,
    Which hotel would you recommend in Hawaii?

  23. Briana says:

    oooh, love the video! Makes me want to be back in hawaii so bad! πŸ™‚

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    • Karen says:

      Hi Briana,

      I’m gonna have to replay it over and over when we leave. Sigh… today is our last day here!

      Anyway, how’s your weekend going?

  24. ritadebora says:

    Hi Karen,
    Not a high end one. I’ve seen on internet Sheraton Royal Hawailan and Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. How about these? And is staying on Wakiki beach a must? Since you know Hawaii, I thought you could help me out as I’m planning to go there next year… if everything turns out ok πŸ™‚

  25. S says:

    Hi Karen!

    At the moment Government law, followed by marine law, and labour law. Previous years were a lot more fun, I’m not really into these subjects, but I must complete them anyway! And you are right, July will come soon enough…

    Have fun there for all of us stuck here!!!;)

  26. Sakura says:

    Girl you have nice arms! What have you been doing! Enjoy the sand and surf!
    I’ve shared your blog with my hommie from Japan! Thanks for all of the lovely blogs!

    BTW I saw some lovely kitties at the Animal hospital today and thought of Tabs!

  27. Hi Karen,
    Oh, Redang island is one the many beautiful islands my lovely country got to offer. Go google Redang island,Malaysia! But Hawaii is just soooo breathtaking!

    U’re leaving? have a safe journey home. =)

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  28. Juliet says:

    thanks for that little movie! I felt like I was there for a short minute =D

  29. Vanessa says:

    Hi Karen! What kind of camera do you use? It’s awesome!

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