Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Makeup 2014

For the last few years I've been playing with different makeup ideas that inspire me for Halloween. This year is the same as I tried to get the effect of half dead, half alive. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, specially since I used only regular makeup that I had on hand - no store bought kids makeup or face paints. I love to dress up and get creative with makeup and since this year H & I will be in the mountains on Halloween, I thought I would do my makeup a few days early and share it with you. 

In these next two photo's I did some fun editing effects that make it look even extra creepy. 

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{Kauai} Secret Beach Lava Pools

Secret Beach in itself is a beautiful white sandy beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs out and explore. On the left side of Secret Beach (looking ocean side) there are lava pools that are pretty cool to look at as well as swim and play in. H & I had some sweet views of the ocean crashing on the rock and overflowing into the pools. a cool place to check out if you're into that sort of thing.

Happy Trekkin'!

{Kauai} Anahola Beach

As you can imagine, H and I ventured to many different beaches all along the island. We particularly wanted to hit up some of the beaches that we didn't have the pleasure of visiting the first time around. Anahola Beach is definitely a locals only beach and there is a vibe of friendliness but also of possession. Like, what are you guys doing here - this is "our".  We didn't have the desire to swim and really hang out so we walked along the beach and explored the hills around us. On our walk we found a nice stretch of lava that we were able to walk out on pretty far.
All in all, Anahola is a pretty area but had more trash than some of the other beaches we explored. 

Happy Trekkin'! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{Kauai} Larsen's Beach

Larsen's Beach or (Lepe'uli Beach) is a beautiful stretch of sand and rock that has crystal clear water and green vegetation that offers some much needed shade. When we went down to check it out, we were pleasantly surprised to be the only one's around. The beach itself is surrounded by reef and the current can be a bit strong, but if you're looking for a place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the sun, Larsen's is the perfect little escape. 
For more info on how to get here, check out Hawaii Revealed, they have the best guide books for Kauai.

Happy Trekkin'!

{Kauai} Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is located on the North Shore just blocks away from the popular Hanalei Village. It's a gorgeous place to swim, SUP, surf, boat, fish or just hang out. On this particular evening, H and I were checking out the area and we happened to hit another amazing sunset. We also had the pleasure of witnessing a wedding taking place right on the beach. What a gorgeous evening. Hanalei Bay is a very popular place, specially with the locals. Keep that in mind if you plan on camping here - it won't be quiet.

Happy Trekkin'!