hate Sarah Marshall, too. It’s nothing personal,
it’s just that actress Kristen Bell, who plays
Sarah Marshall in the recently released Forgetting
Sarah Marshall, struts around Hawaii looking effortlessly
gorgeous while sporting a string Dior bikini. And it’s
not just Ms. Marshall who is smokin’-- Mila Kunis,
who plays a Hawaiian resident in the flick, is also
Filming on the white sandy beaches of Waikiki must
have helped Forgetting Sarah Marshall’s female
cast relax and rock their good looks, but you don’t
have to escape to the islands to benefit from a soothing
tropical sojourn. This week we’ve uncovered a
bevy of Hawaiian beauty products that will have you
forgetting your own personal drama in no time.
Inspired by the exquisite skin of her Hawaiian Grandmother,
Nadyne Kealaokopono Kim-Orona founded a skin care line
crafted of pure Hawaiian botanicals and fruits blended
with anti-aging antioxidants from Asia. The collection,
Pure Hapa, has become a PrettyCity
favorite because of deliciously decadent aromas and
sinfully soothing ingredients.
The Haupia Orange Soufflé Body Cream, named
after Kim-Orona’s favorite dessert, is simply
divine thanks to a sweet orange essential oil blend
paired with chamomile and papaya extracts ($39). We
also swear by the Hanalei Sugarcane Body Scrub, a gently
exfoliating combination of brown sugar, pineapple and
macadamia nut oil that leaves skin feeling and looking
yummy ($40). The Pure Hapa collection is available online
in Eleele, Kauai, Malie Kauai is a
line of organic spa products that crafts their luxury
collection exclusively from indigenous Hawaiian flora.
Their signature soothing Bath Lather calls
upon botanicals including Awapuhi Ginger, Coconut, Kukui
Nut and Jojoba Oils to nourish and moisturize skin.
Available in a range of scents from Coconut Vanilla
to Plumeria, Bath Lather is sold for $26
online at www.malie.com.
We recommend layering scents post-bath or shower by
applying Malie Lauai’s Body Cream ($28),
available inPlumeria, Pikake, Coconut Vanilla and Koke'e.
And while the products offered by Malie Kauai help consumers
look gorgeous, they do so without harming the natural
beauty of Hawaii by strictly utilizing ingredients that
are sustainably grown.
Beauty in Balance
Body Products is a family-run company that
calls upon ingredients found exclusively in Hawaii to
create their Ola Hawaii bath, body
and spa collection. Ola, which the company says stands
for the balance of mind, body and spirit, infuses their
products with organic honey, cane sugar, sea salts,
vitamin-rich fruits and more.
Opt for the Island Serenity Tropical Bath Soak
to soothe with Awa and Passion Flower extracts plus
Hawaiian sea salts and essential oils ($14). Another
favorite is Ola’s Coconut Lemongrass Body
Wash, rich in organic coconut and mango, this wash
calls upon biodegradable elements garnered from renewable
raw materials to cleanse and moisturize all skin types,
available for $20 at www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com