ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Lauoho Pi’pi’i Lau Nui

Whenever we leave home, we always take a little piece of it with us. Today’s Fashionista hails from Oahu, Hawai`i, bringing with her the epitome of natural beauty and her little piece of home. Despite being entirely across the country from her native island, today’s Fashionista still manages to rock a head of hair reminiscent of her many Hawaiian beach days. I love how utterly natural it is — the length and simple style enhance the soft textured waves. There’s no questionably crunch ends, no frizzy overlay on top, just a mane of island goodness.

Of course, many Fashionistas need a little product assistance when emulating this Fashionista’s paikini. To get a similar look, braid hair damp, styling it looser or tighter depending on your wave preference. Add a light styling moose and let it sit overnight.

To mimic that year-round, sun kissed glow this Fashionista was blessed with, Jergens face and body lotions vary by skin shade and are slow-building. They work best by using them every other day to stray away from unwanted streaks and unnatural coloring. This product is also great because it’s light enough to use as a morning facial lotion and sensitive enough to use before bed. Line your cheekbones with a little bronzer and you’ll be set in no time.

This Fashionista’s little piece of home, her pua, is worn on her right ear to symbolize that she is single. Married Hawaiian women wear it on their left ear to symbolize devotion, similar to a ring going on the left ring finger. I love this hint of home that is clearly unique to her heritage but understated — if I were from Hawaii, I would’ve brought the whole island with me.

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