^^Chinaman’s Hat on the island of Oahu


^^Halona’s Cove! You can also see a cool blow hole here


^^View from half way up the Makapu’u Point Lookout Trail


 ^^Tide pools you can hike down to on the Mokapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail! Sadly, we didn’t have time to but I wish we would have


 ^^Makapu’u lookout


^^View from the top of the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail (2 miles roundtrip)


 ^^Thanks, optical illusion, for making my boobs look bigger than they are haha 🙂


 SHORTS: Thrift store

SWIMSUIT: Nordstrom

SHOES: RopeSouls c/o


I’m officially in love with Hawaii. Everything about it is just perfect. We have been on Oahu and are now headed to the big island, Kona, for the rest of the week!! My geologist husband is quite excited 🙂

I have been wearing these RopeSoul shoes the ENTIRE trip!! They are perfect for outdoorsy things and exploring especially here since we are getting wet on a lot of our adventures and I hate wet tennis shoes more than anything and regular sandals don’t do well hiking.

On a side note, I have been asked a lot about my hair color recently and I don’t have much time to answer emails so I will just write on here! It is blonder but I didn’t color it differently I have just been using my purple shampoo more often.. I use THIS purple shampoo which I think is the best!! When I don’t use it my hair turns a bit yellow and I don’t love that and recently I have been using it more regularly (once a week) and it makes my blonde pieces look blonder!

Hope you all are having a great week so far! xx

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  1. Forever one of my favorite looks on you! Love love love the red one piece with the shorts, you are everything! <3

  2. Did you take 72 all the way around the island? If you’re ever back check out Lanikai Beach at sunrise, the sun rises between two small islands in the distance. Huila Pond area is also a very nice drive, it’s on the way to the North Shore, between there and Chinaman’s hat. I spent a week there last April, hopefully going back this September, to see some of the other islands!

  3. Found this blog looking for purple shampoo lol and I ended up loving everything about it! Love all your tutorials and love your hair! But what I love most is that you take the time and write back to every single person. That’s awesome!

  4. hello from Australia,

    amazing picks you both look really happy.
    I was wondering about those shoes, i was looking for something similar. I however have very sensitive skin and sometimes certain materials rub a bit and cause irritation. Are the shoes real rope, i know when you hold rope it can be a bit rough, how were they?

    1. Hi Lauren!! Love that you are an Aussie 🙂 my best friend lived in Tasmania her whole life til 5 years ago and I secretly wish I was Australian! But for the rope sandals.. I actually thought the same thing, that they would rub, but I get blisters soo so easily and I didnt get any and I wore them pretty much all day every day- hiking, walking through water, etc. so I would recommend them!

    1. Thanks girl!! It is SOO hard to get into one pieces! I wore bikinis for like 21 years of my life and then decided to try a one piece and now I just LOVE them! I still wear bikinis but mainly one pieces 🙂 TRY IT! xx

  5. Looks like you and the hubby are having an amazing time! If you are Kailua Kona side on the next island I really recommend Kiholo Bay! Around mile marker 82-83 off Hwy 19 there is a public access road leading to a rocky lava island “Turtle Island” great for snorkeling, paddle boarding, and seeing A LOT of turtles. You can also walk north up the beach or walk down the trail at mile marker 81 to swim in Queen’s Bath (freshwater cave right off the beach). QB gets a little more traffic but Turtle Island is always pretty deserted.

    1. Thank you so much for the suggestions!! We did Kiholo Bay and it really was amazing!! Thanks girlie!! xx

  6. Amber, i adore your blog and think you are the cutest girl ever!! I’m so impressed with you and love how genuine and sincere you are in your blog posts. I’m amazed at how well you keep up with your blog. Thank you for sharing all that you do with us, and you have motivated me and inspired me so much!! xoxo

    1. Amanda you just made my whole day!!! Seriously that means so much to hear thank you so much girl!!! Sending my love! 🙂 xx

  7. Beautiful pics! And I never noticed you had “small” boobs until you wrote it in your caption, haha! You’re so pretty that you don’t need big boobs 🙂

    1. Haha yep only small boobs over here haha but thanks so much girl thats sweet of you to say!!! 🙂 xx

  8. Your outfit is super cute! Do you swim with your hair extentions in? How do you keep them from falling off?
    Love your blog <3

    1. Honestly I just wear them like normal! I braid it in one long braid when I swim so they don’t tangle but they dont fall out! 🙂

  9. This is gorgeous Amber! I want to go to Hawaii for my senior college trip and I just can’t wait after seeing your amazing pictures! I’m usually not a hiker but I know that Hawaii has some of the best views so I will definitely have to check it out! That bathing suit completely tricked me! I thought it was shirt with a low-back until I read the description! what a great double! Also those shorts!? What a great find, do you have any tips for thrifting for high-waisted shorts? I’m also around the same size as you and height and I have a really hard time thrifting shorts because of this. Please tell me any tips you have! 🙂 Have a great trip!

    1. Oh my that will be an amazing trip, I am so excited for you!!! 🙂 And thanks! They were a good find! Honestly my only tip is just to dig dig dig because just walking passed aisles and looking, I never see anything but once I start pulling things out and holding them up is when I realize something could be cute! 🙂

    1. Aw thanks girl!!! You are the sweetest! And you don’t like water and you’re from AZ?! Who would have thought?! Love ya cute girl!

  10. Oh my gosh, these pictures are gorgeous!! Soo jealous.. 🙂

    Thanks for the recommendation on the purple shampoo. I have been using the L’Oreal Silver which isn’t too bad but I think there is better out there! I will definitely have to try this out! 🙂

    Sincerely Miss Ash

    1. Thanks so much!!! And yeah I used regular grocery store ones for a while and this one really is so much more effective and doesn’t damage your hair as much!! xx

  11. The shampoo you use the “Niassant” which one is it you use the silver blue or blonde pearl? Thanks you look beautiful!!

    1. I use the blonde pearl!!! Use the silver blue if your hair really needs a toner.. so if it is really yellow! Blue will be more powerful! xx

  12. Haha this is so cool we are on like the same exact vacation. My hubby and I have been on Oahu for the past 4 days and tomorrow night we fly to the big island for another week. We have a bunch of mutual friends and I also live in Provo mainly. I’m surprised I have never seen you! And both of our husband’s names are David. Haha, So crazy! You are darling, ps. Have fun! xxo

  13. Love your photos! I remember reading how you loved Baywatch growing up and you did totally channel that look 🙂
    As someone who lives on the island (I suggested a few things for you to do in your other post-although i’m originally from New Zealand), you have inspired me to get out there and make the most of this beautiful island! You and your husband always look like you have the most fun! Enjoy the Big Island!

  14. These pictures are amazing! My husband and I wanna go there so bad! Your pictures tell me, we really should make it possible :)!
    And you are amazing! xoxo Carrie

    1. Thanks Carrie!! And yes you should definitely go, its unreal here!! 🙂

  15. Baywatch hottie! Loving the high-wasted shorts this season. Adorbs as always Amber and Hawaii looks AMAZING!


  16. you look like you had so much fun. Such beautiful views! I need a good vacation!

    thank you so much for being my sponsor. I adore you!

  17. love it! my aunt and uncle have timeshares on a few of the islands & they go every other year for 3 months. they keep asking me to come but i never do. i don’t know why lol i’ll have to head over one of these times. have fun!!!

    xoxo kerri

  18. It looks like you are having a fantastic time. The scenery is so beautiful! Lovin’ your thrifted shorts 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your trip! xo

  19. Love the sandals! They sound really comfortable. Sounds like you’re having an amazing time!!

    1. Thanks girl! And yes you totally need to make a visit out here!! xx

    1. Haha! Isn’t that funny?! But thanks girl! Baywatch was my fav growing up 🙂 xx

  20. Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth! So relaxing and beautiful!

    Love the shorts too by the way!


    1. It is one of mine too!!! And thanks, they were a good thrift store find!! xx

    1. Thanks so much Mia!! Yes definitely move it up on your bucket list!!! xx

  21. This reminds me so much of Baywatch! Absolutely love it, Hawaii looks so unreal and you are gorgeous as always, love you girl xx