The boat day.
Kauai’s majestic NÄ 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 . 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 NÄ 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 (4 out of 5 stars , 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,