His vs hers

His vs hers

Dinner at Mala in Lahaina last night. 
Fiddle head fern salad and tofu stir fry.

Dinner at Mala in Lahaina last night.
Fiddle head fern salad and tofu stir fry.

Whale watching with the Pacific Whale Foundation

We’ve had a whale (specifically hump-back) watching excursion planned for this trip for a while now and as it got closer and closer to the time i was getting more and more anxious about it; i think they’re incredible creatures but the size of them terrifies me.

I know they are gentle giants and the boats aren’t allowed to come within 100 yards of them but there wasn’t anything logical about my fear… it was just a feeling.

Yesterday we set off with the Pacific Whale Foundation to see what we’d come across.

The crew were incredible; knowledgable, friendly and their passion for these animals was infectious. 

Within about 15 minutes of our adventure we saw some spinner dolphins; smaller than bottlenose at about the size of a small human. As we got closer they surrounded our boat, launching out of the water and putting on a show. You could tell they were really curious and playful. 

You can see just how fast they’re able to spin in this picture-

(photo by Chuck Babbitt)

When the dolphins lost interest we moved on to find some whales and within another 15 minutes or so we found a group of three that the crew thought possible to be two males fighting over a female. We saw all parts of the whale but never at any one time. Its incredible how slow-moving they are as they come out of the water and we really got a feel for how large they were.

We had a few more sightings around the islands and there was never a dull moment; even as we were going back to the harbor we saw more!

If you’re in Maui, Lahaina specifically, i’d really recommend them! They have multiple different tours offered including dinner cruises and snorkeling. 

http://www.pacificwhale.org/

The food on Maui has been amazing so far! Really easy to be veggie/vegan and incredibly fresh. Had to add in a pic of Adams cake from Spago… I guess it beats the printed one I got him from Walmart! #health #food #vegan #maui #travel

The food on Maui has been amazing so far! Really easy to be veggie/vegan and incredibly fresh. Had to add in a pic of Adams cake from Spago… I guess it beats the printed one I got him from Walmart! #health #food #vegan #maui #travel

Good morning from Maui!

Good morning from Maui!

exp3ctopatr0num:

Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)

This humidifier sits right on your desk and can be screwed on any spare plastic bottle you have lying around. 

Add me on @polyvore (username- rhianhy) and suggest some sets I should make. 💗 Also leave me your #polyvore username below for me to follow.

Add me on @polyvore (username- rhianhy) and suggest some sets I should make. 💗 Also leave me your #polyvore username below for me to follow.

Products for travel.

A client recently asked me for product suggestions that were ideal for travel so i thought i’d share my suggestions here, too.

Starting with skin care; here are my favorite multi-purpose products:

Easy Does It

This cleanser works well on face, hair and body so its really the only cleanser you need!

Skin Savior

This balm can be used to remove waterproof makeup, moisturizer face & body and even mix with mineral makeup to create a liquid foundation.

Moving on to makeup, these are all things that are quick to apply, last well and are easy on your skin.

Tarte BB tinted primer

This is by far my favorite BB i’ve tried. With an SPF of 30, its perfect for travel and gives a great coverage. Super moisturizing, doesn’t crease or cake and leaves your skin glowing.

Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation

If you prefer a powder foundation, this one is incredibly light but lasts all day. I also swipe this over my eyelids for a neutral base.

Blush & Bronzer


This is the perfect blush/bronzer duo. The bronzer is matte so its perfect to use as a contour for a little extra definition and i run a little through my crease for a natural eye look.

Brow pen

This long-wearing brow pen comes in two great shades (i use universal light) that will really last you all day.

Mascara

This Tarte mascara will pretty much stay on until you take it off. I’ve been in the lake with this, cried in it and it does NOT come off. I use this on all of my brides. Not only does it last forever but its gentle on the eyes, too. Use one of the OLO cleansers to remove it gently :)

Lip tint

This pen from Tarte is moisturizing and gives you just a hint of color.. great for day or night.

SPF lip balm

Lips always get forgotten in the sun and burnt lips are not enjoyable so this is a great thing to throw in your bag and use in the day time!

On to the optionals… these are things i don’t use daily but you might want to add in depending on how much makeup you like to wear on a day-to-day basis.

Eye shadow

If a little bronzer in your crease isn’t enough for you; one of these NYX palettes is a great way to add a little extra. You can also use one of the light shimmery colors to highlight your cheeks and brow bone.

Eye liner

This Tarte liner is long-lasting, easy to apply and even improves the condition of your lashes.

Setting spray

If you need a setting spray to prolong the wear of your makeup, NYX has some great options.

Lash/brow comb

This Sonia Kashuk comb is great to brush through brows and even separate any spidery lashes.

Cosmetics bag

Sonia Kashuk is pretty much the queen of the cosmetics bags as far as i’m concerned. Check Target for options!

Lastly, here are the brushes that will help you apply all of these goodies!

Foundation/concealer

This IT cosmetics brush pretty much covers everything, a quick swipe on a tissue between uses and its good to use for so many things. I apply concealer, liquid & powder foundation, contour, blush, shadows… everything.

Bronzer/blush brush

This real techniques kabuki is great for travel, i apply powder foundation and blush with it closed then open it up to apply contour/bronzer.

Eye brushes

If you need more brushes for eye makeup, eco tools have great sets available that come in little bags perfect for travel. This is their 6 piece eye set.

think this is probably about it! If i’ve forgotten anything, just let me know or if you have any suggestions.. please feel free to share!?

One of you messaged me about this site and i wanted to pass it on.

They have loads of travel accessories from organizers to luggage.

Love these!


This is my ultimate travel brush kit! It has everything you’d need plus the travel case doubles up as a brush holder to set up in your hotel/where ever.
They’re full size so ideal for a daily brush set too!
20% Off Discount Code, valid July 22-29: SBAP20

This is my ultimate travel brush kit! It has everything you’d need plus the travel case doubles up as a brush holder to set up in your hotel/where ever.

They’re full size so ideal for a daily brush set too!

20% Off Discount Code, valid July 22-29: SBAP20

The last part of my packing series!