Kauai by Sea

Napali Coast

Breathtaking Views

St. Regis Resort Kauai
St. Regis Resort, Kauai
Napali Coast
Unseasonably calm waters made for a glassy appearance of the ocean which beautifully reflected the sky.
Napali Coast- Cathedral Rock Formations
Napali Coast- Cathedral Rock Formations
Napali Coast Cathedral Rock Formations
Napali Coast Cathedral Rock Formations
Napali Coast- Cathedral Rock Formations
Cathedral Rock Formations
Napali Coast Cathedral Rock Formations Cove
Just inside the Cathedral Rock formations is a cove with a rock that stands above the water-level in the center. Couples get married standing on this rock with their guests afloat around them.
kauai waterfalls
beautiful waterfalls
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Waterfalls everywhere
King Kong Beach
Beach location where King Kong was filmed
Kauai Napali Coast
Enjoying the view.
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Napali Coast
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Saying hello to a family of Dolphins,  I’m wearing Vitamin A Swim.
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Aloha, Dolphins!
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swimming with fish

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Gorgeous Views
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Snorkel fun!
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Aloha! Snorkel Selfie

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Inspiring Designer of the Week- Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew won the CFDA Fashion Fund 2014 Competition.

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Paul Andrew Designing His Collection By Hand   (Photo Credit: @Paulandrew Instagram)

Paul Andrew uses the finest resources in Italy for crafting his shoes.

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Zenadia Pump in Nude (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)

His shoes aren’t just beautiful.  The judges pressed him to answer the question, “What makes your pump different from the others we’ve seen?”  He explained that he not only uses the finest materials and craftsman, he has researched what makes a pump comfortable and incorporated this data into the making of his shoes.

I think we have all had that one pair of pumps that we could wear anywhere and when they finally bite the dust, it’s so painful to toss them.  I can’t wait to get Paul Andrew’s little lovelies on my feet.  Finally, a designer who cares whether my feet survive a night out!

Paul Andrew's Chrysler Pump | TheLuxicon.co
Chrysler Pump- Inspired by the Chrysler Building in NYC (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)
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Chrysler Boot  (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)
Paul Andrew's Athena Gladiator | TheLuxicon.co
My husband can’t wait to get me the Athena Gladiator Sandal.. (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)
Paul Andrew's Uptown Pump | theluxicon.co
Triple dyed sued gives off a more brilliant color. The Uptown Pump. (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)
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He doesn’t just do high heels! Zoya Flat (Photo Credit @paulandrew Instagram)

I’m very excited to see what is yet to come from this emerging designer!

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Kauai By Sky

Doors off helicopter tour

The only way to see Kauai

Majority of the island remains inaccessible by land.  If I remember correctly, 90% of the island is inaccessible.  To much of the rain forest and central parts of the island, there is little or no road access.  Another reason for the inaccessibility is that a lot of the island remains privately owned and is therefore closed to the public.  We did a helicopter tour to capture these spectacular and breathtaking views.

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“Doors Off” allowed for unobstructed photography. The clouds in our toes wasn’t bad either. …Yeah my love can rock a Manbun.
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Breathtaking start. It’s clear why Kauai is used for the filming of so many movings. Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, The Descendants, Six Days Seven Nights, King Kong… and the list goes on.
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Absolutely beautiful.
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Napali Coast. The fog seen along the coast is actually salt in the air.  I can still smell it.
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Napali Coast.
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Napali Coast. The brown water is from the recent rain. Iron in the rocks gives a reddish brown color and runs down the rock formation into the ocean.

It was actually to our benefit that the island underwent tropical storms in the early days of our trip.  If you look carefully at most of the pictures, you can see multiple waterfalls that were remnants of the recent rains.

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Napali Coast- Cathedral Rock Formations.  We heard that there is a spot on a beach where couples can get married under the Cathedral Rocks.  How romantic!?
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Waimea Canyon State Park. It was said that early explorers named it Waimea Canyon State Park because the canyon reminded them of the Grand Canyon.
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Mount Waiʻaleʻale (the second highest peak in HI) rains 350 days a year (average). There are so many waterfalls, that it is known as the Wall of Tears.
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Outside of Waimea Canyon State Park
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More waterfalls.
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Just gorgeous.
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Are you singing the Jurassic Park theme song yet? Napali Coast is where it was filmed.
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This waterfall is usually a trickle.
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Near Mount Waiʻaleʻale (the wall of tears)
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One of the biggest waterfalls on the island of Kauai. Boys jump off the top of the waterfall as a testament of their manhood when coming of age. Of course it is not usually this robust.
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Light rain throughout the tour made flying through clouds extra fun. We could actually feel the rainclouds moving through our toes.
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Celebrities live in this area. We were told Bette Midler, Julia Roberts, and others own homes on this beach.
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By far, the most breathtaking beaches I’ve seen.
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It wouldn’t have been complete without a rainbow!

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Perfect Your Brows Featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills

It’s Make-Up Monday today on the blog and we’re tackling BROWS!!

Let’s face it… it’s hard to get perfect brows.  Follow along for some basics to help you go from basic to chic.

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Before…
Perfect Your Brows Tutorial | TheLuxicon.co
After…

Products

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit 5 Pieces $65

Anastasia Brow Kit
Five-piece kit contains Stencils, Brow Powder Duo; Brush; Precision Tweezers; and Clear Brow Gel. Photo Credit: Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Starter Kit $39.50

Anastasia Brow Kit
Stencils Brow Primer; Highlighting Duo powder; Brow Powder Duo; Brush, and step-by-step instructions. Photo Credit: Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

I mentioned the difference between brow powder and brow pomade.  The Dipbrow Pomade $18  does not need to be set with any sort of gel to hold it in place.  Brow Powder $23 will require it to be set with Brow Gel $22.  You’re in luck though because I found out that clear mascara $5 will do the trick.  Most drugstore brands are around $5.

I also mentioned the Brow Enhancing Serum $38.  From what I have been told, it works well with regular use.  People who tried it, saw drastic results after using it daily for 6 months.  I used it for a few months, but I found that when I stopped over tweezing my brows, they grew in nicely, so I can’t say that I used it for the full 6 months, but based on reviews and research, I would recommend this product.

If you are interested in purchasing the kit items separately, you can do that as well, however, I think the starter kit was a nice introduction to the product line.  I also needed the step-by-step instructions.  The kits come in a variety of colors, so if you’re purchasing online, make sure you get the one that best matches your hair color.  I loved the line for blondes when I was blonde and I have matched both light red and dark red, so I’m confident you can match your color as well!

I am so happy to have found the Anastasia Beverly Hills products.  They have given me much needed direction in the brow department.  I have enjoyed practicing with the stencils and perfecting my make-up techniques.  I also love the videos and pictures they put on Instagram @anastasiabeverlyhills.

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Eva Fehren

BRILLIANT Jewelry Design

I have followed Eva Fehren on Instagram since I saw her compete for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.

Her pieces are unlike any I’ve ever seen.

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Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram).  Geometric cut diamonds are to die for.
Eva Fehren Featured on TheLuxicon.co
Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram).  Love the intricate details.
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Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram).  These earrings take my breath away.
Eva Fehren Featured on TheLuxicon.co
Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram).  Onyx and diamonds… always right.

Not only is her jewelry innovative and iconic, but her inspiration shines in her pieces.  Her jewelry is inspired by her native town, NYC. On her instagram account, she shares the visions that are brought to life in her pieces.

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Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram). Subway platform
Eva Fehren Featured on TheLuxicon.co
Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram).
Eva Fehren Featured on TheLuxicon.co
Photo Credit @evafehren (instagram)

View more of Eva Fehren’s lovely collection.

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Follow her journey on Instagram for more beautiful jewelry and inspiration. @evafehren

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Roatán

RoatÁN, Honduras

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Throwback to when I visited Honduras 5 years ago.
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The most breathtaking beach I have seen yet.

I’m looking forward to bumping this beach to the second most breathtaking beach I’ve visited, this weekend…

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Roatán

Are you ready to come along to Kauai?   It’s going to be incredible!

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Quick Smokey Eye

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Tribal Prints

Beating the heat in this chic little number

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Hat I picked up from a showroom in NYC, Top I made, Kendra Scott Necklace, Nordstrom lace short

Look what I found!  Looks like a giant pineapple!

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Mixing prints and textures is a fun way to elevate your ensemble. Tom Ford Sunglasses
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Caught in my Kendra!
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I like to keep the accessories neutral if I’m mixing textures and prints. Michael Kors wedge, Prada bag.
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As always, own your look and others will love it! Have a great weekend!

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Crazy-Pants!

embrace the print…

Larger prints make the surface areal look larger.

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Kora Rae leather and mesh top, Nordstrom Pant, Rachel Zoe handbag

Flatter yourself with prints no larger than the size of the palm of your hand.

Crazy Pants | TheLuxicon.co

Crazy Pants | TheLuxicon.co

Make yourself look taller by wearing a tall heel under palazzo pants.

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Own the look and be happy. People will love your energy!

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Wei Ting Liang: Reveal- The Inner Self Collection

Wei Ting Liang created “The Inner Self Collection” for her 3rd year final project.   The project embodies death and the beauty of returning to one’s true self.  White represents the return of the body to nothingness or “zero.”  Her designs reveal the shedding of the outer shell to reveal the soft structure within.  View her fashion fim below to see her creations take life. (http://trendland.com/weiting-liang-collection/)

Wei Ting Liang: Reveal- The Inner Self Collection | TheLuxicon.co
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Wei Ting Liang: Reveal- The Inner Self Collection | TheLuxicon.co
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Wei Ting Liang: Reveal- The Inner Self Collection | TheLuxicon.co
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