Without a doubt, Hawaii sits top of a holiday hit-list when it comes to taking some serious time out.

Fusing American kitsch, Japanese flavours and Polynesian spirit, as well as some of the most stunning ocean you’ll ever swim, there’s no place quite like it.

Inspired by Oahu, here’s our February picks of products to give you a dash of those good Hawaiian vibes, even if you’re stuck in the office.

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Clandestine x Elsa Pataky Sunglasses in ‘Sferico9 Habana Rose’

Having the stylish eye of Spanish actress (and Chris Hemsworth’s partner in crime) Elsa Pataky definitely sets these specs apart; however, what we’re really loving about Clandestine is that they pledge 50% of all their sales to the Juegaterapia Foundation, an initiative that provides video games and garden play areas in children’s hospitals around the world.

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By Terry Tea To Face Face & Body from Mecca Cosmetica

There’s no denying that a bit of pre-holiday self-tan goes a long long way but if you’re the kind of gal who likes to stay in-charge of exactly how bronzed their face gets then this is your Holy Grail.

By Terry Tea To Tan contains no self-tanner but contains the an ultra devy, realistic and most importantly non-transfer formula for a bronzed glow whenever and wherever you want it.

The fact it’s packed full of cold-pressed fruit active essence to nourish your skin at the same time is just an added bonus.

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Jennifer Reyes (Wilhelmina Models Hawaii) wears Riah Swimwear. Shot by Dominic Loneragan.


ModelCo Ultra Dark Dry Body Oil

Now here’s where we get to talk serious self-tan and nobody knows the secrets of the perfect indoor-applied glow like ModelCo.

They may have built their brand on Tan In A Can but the beauty of their Body Oil is it goes on dry, feeling less sticky, meaning you can get your clothes on and be out the door exploring while your tan develops over 3 to 4 hours.

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Southbound Bag in Revival

Say ‘Aloha’ to this perfect seventies inspired bag from one of our favourite new homewares stores. All you need to go from the beach to the bar.

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Jennifer Reyes (Wilhelmina Models Hawaii) wears Riah Swimwear. Shot by Dominic Loneragan.

MAC Prep + Prime + Fix Spray

Those balmy beach days call for plenty of refreshment and the beauty of MAC’s Prep + Prime + Fix is that it does a lot more than cool you down. First it acts as a facial mist infused with Green Tea, vitamins and antioxidants to pre-nourish skin and prime before makeup then as a finisher after your routine.

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French Girl Sea Salt Spray From Mecca Cosmetica

Get sexy tousled just-stepped-out-of-the-sea-and-the-wind-blow-dried-my-hair-perfectly-like-this hair even if all of the just written sentence didn’t even really happen (although let’s be honest, the Hawaiian seas are going to beckon, daily).

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Feel Good Inc Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+

Maybe it’s because the creators of this sunscreen have all brought their real-world approach to this formula (the founders include a doctor, a surfer, a builder, a designer and writer) but we can very confidently say this is one of our favourites.

Strong enough to handle even the harshest sun but non-greasy or sticky so you can apply it even as a primer before makeup. It’s truly sunscreen for real life.

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Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Illuminator

Get that vacation glow in a flash with this triple-threat wonder lotion also works as an eyeshadow base and blush as well as a illuminating veil over foundation.

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Bianca Mavrick Totem Statement Earrings

Hot days means going low-key on the clothing but that doesn’t mean you can’t go super maximalist with the details. Queensland designer Bianca Mavrick creates the kind of ear art that feels right at home amongst Hawaii’s kitschy vibes.

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iDeal of Sweden Monstera Jungle iPhone 6/7/8 Plus Case

Give your travel tech a little tropical ‘uhane’, even if you haven’t got your Out Of Office on.

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Wilds Sea Salt & Lily Soy Candle

From the same team behind the iconic Palm Beach Candles, Wilds feels like the younger, slightly more reckless little sister. Light this beauty up for a shot of uplifting sea-air scents with a hint of jasmine, lily and bergamot.

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Peter Thomas Roth – Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask

Fusing Arctic glacial lake algae with tea from the Korean Juju Islands, just wearing a 10 minute mask of this pot of moisture-packed vitamins will smooth sun-ravaged skin faster.

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Moroccanoil Treatment

Use it as a conditioner, styler or even finisher, this is one seriously hard-working hair product to have in your holiday arsenal. Slip it in your beach bag and add a little to your locks to nourish those ends post-swim.

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Meg & Dom

Tags: Beauty, Fashion, Hawaii, Oahu

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