Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beach moments.

Wow, today was amazing fun! I know that I already posted but I had to say something about today. I had a lot of fun and I just want to remember this day before I go back to reality. Today was a day that I really needed. I know that tomorrow will be packed at the beach. And I know that it's going to smell SOOO yummy at the beach! With all the BBQ that will be going on...and a lot of happy island/reggae  music...but SO MANY PEOPLE! So I am glad that we went today.

There was a lot of people...but not to many people. We ended up going to Magic Island in Ala Moana. I remember long time ago when I first came here back in 1999, this was my favorite beach! It's a good place for SUP because it's usually smooth and not many waves. But since it's such a touristy place the water is full of sunscreen tasting ladidahs...Since moving here I have become a beach snob and there are certain beaches that I wouldn't be happy to go to since I like my beaches clean. *laughs* But no complains here. :)

K.Neal brought his SUP and so they all went out taking turns...but just tagged along swimming. I would much rather be IN the water rather than going on the paddle board. But I do have fun on the thing...as long as I don't have to bring it in because I'm so paranoid with all the people there and I don't want to accidentally run someone over! *laughs* But I would take DollGirl out with me...and I love how she has NO FEAR at all! When we would be way out...she would just float there...and she loves to try to copy me by laying on her back. I love just doing that...just lay on the water...literally like a water bed! *laughs* and DollGirl would lay there too, she is getting better and better in doing in longer. One of her favorite things to do, is to climb on the board and she would just jump off into the water! It's so funny! But she is good, she will only jump when we tell her that she can. She knows that she is NOT allowed to do that when we aren't there to catch her. At least she has never attempted to, and at least 99% of the time she has her life vest on. When she doesn't...someone is holding her and she isn't allowed to be by herself. I love this girl's fearlessness. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is trust. :)




But yes, today was amazing. A day full of relaxation, family, love, and fun. It's moments like this that tells me that life is definitely worth living. Family, love, and God is all you need. Oh and I can't forget my friends. I consider my friends my family because they just are. *laughs*

4 years.

I am actually glad that I don't have school tomorrow. Since it's a holiday [Labor Day], I wouldn't have school to observe this day no matter where I worked. But I am glad that I don't have school so that I can just have  a day of no thinking of school, heartbreak, or being the "new" teacher.

Today a lot of emotions are flowing through me. I don't think that it has fully hit me that I will not be going back to "my" keikis but to new keikis. I would like to think that I have a huge heart and that I have room to love all the children...literally...all children. *laughs* I mean, like I said, a lot of emotions are flowing through me and I am started to feel more excited about this new adventure that I am about to go on.

Today actually marks my 4th year anniversary of living here. Mine and my brothers. It's hard to believe that I've been living here for four years already! When I look back through the years that I've been here, I have not found that I regret moving here. Homesick, most definitely, but no regret in moving here. In the years that I've been here, I've met so many people that I can not imagine my life without. I have done things that I never thought that I would ever have the guts to do. And I believe that it has pushed my sister and brothers closer...and look at that! I'm even going to be gaining a sister! I already have my baby niece (whoops! She is most definitely NOT a baby anymore!), and another one is on his way!

I was talking to my friends here and we have agreed that once I've lived here for 7 years, I guess I can consider myself a local already! *laughs* They said that when I am drunk I sound like one already...I don't think so though because I can not whatsoever speak pidgin! *laughs* But I do have a lot of local friends that I absolutely love and adore and I am so glad that are in my life. We have lots of fun and there is no way in the world that I would forget them even if I did decide to move someday.

Well, I am just waiting for my DollGirl to wake up, and her daddy come home because we want to go to the beach and chill there for a bit. That is something that I will NEVER get tired of! I love how no matter where you go, the beach will never be more than 30 minutes away! From my house it's only like a minute walk...and from my sisters house just less than 2 miles away. Beach hopping is pretty common here. *laughs*

I was talking to my parents...but they wanted to take a nap. They wake up at crazy hours! But it is SO good to have them home again. I need to find time to hang out with them...just me and them. I miss them. I know that there are times where I get frustrated with all their [what it seems like] lectures about my lifestyle...but for the most part, I know that they just want to be near me and just talk to me again. I missed them something fierce when they where gone...so I am happy they are here.

I can hear DollGirl putting away her toys, blanket, and pillow now and so I need to wrap this up. One of the many things that my keikis gave me when I left was flowers...plenty, plenty flowers...and being who I am, I "processed" them right away when I got them...and the white roses opened so beautifully! I would even go to say that I would use them in my arrangement! *laughs* Flowers...they always can make me feel better. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fun stuff.

When I came home for a moment, I saw that I got a package in the mail. I love when I get something in the mail...even if I was the one who bought it. I love getting something in the mail...because it's like a surprise...and I so needed a pick-me-up after yesterday...and even though I'm not home at the moment to enjoy my new nightlight...I am still excited about my new nightlight.

So I did some light research and came up with this:



And since I have been needing a new nightlight, well I don't really NEED a new one, but I had wanted to move my other nightlight to a different place...so I needed another one in my room. So, look what I got myself.


So I have not been able to set it up yet, but when I get home I'll be able to set it up. If I really like it, I might get another one.


Well, next week...guess who is playing a game against the Dallas Cowboys?! Yep! And so I got myself some cute earrings for myself.


I really like them and I can't wait until I can wear them...! GOOOOO NINERRRS! :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last day.

I will not lie today was a very difficult day for me. I am so glad that it is finally over that's, for sure. My co-workers threw me a surprise going away party and it was good. My keikis all gave me huge, tight hugs...I can only hope they understood that I wouldn't be back when they woke up. I left in the middle of their nap time...so hugging them "goodnight" was the last few moments that they were "mine."

This month my friend Ashley didn't come in on Friday's and I was super sad that I wouldn't get to see her on my last day. I have no doubt that I would see her again though, because we got really close and   we usually talk all the time. But today, she surprised me with her son! They came and said goodbye to me! And since today was stripes day at my work, we looked like we matched because we even had our "same-same" hats!...So we took a "million" pictures right before I went to my fingerprinting appointment in town. 




I am so glad that I met this girl. I so admire her so much because she has 3 boys, goes to school, AND works FULL time...and she still has time to make those around her smile and feel better. She is that person that goes the extra mile and I am so glad that she is someone that I can call "bestie". 

There is so much that I want to say about this day...but I don't want to cry again. So I will leave it at that.

Well, I went somewhere where I knew that my heart can heal. I went to see...


...my lil DollGirl. She really did make me feel better. Just her hugs, the way she says my name, the way she holds my finger as she pulls me to her next place she wants to go to, the way she loves going to my car just to sit in it...just her. I love her SO much and just knowing that she is in my life makes me so much more happier. 


This girl cracks me up...be careful is she is around and you get up from your chair. She LOVES to "steal" your chair and she won't relinquish it unless you shower her with hugs and kisses. I love her. And although my day was filled with tears and heartbreak, she has started the healing process.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Two.

Oh my goodness, I can't sleep knowing that when I wake up in the morning it will be my last day at my current job...and part of me does not want that time to come and another part of me just wants it get be over with already. It really is heart breaking though. Saying goodbye to this chapter in my life. But I am a big girl and I know that I still have plenty teaching years ahead of me and I don't have to be sad because I have no doubt that  will see everyone again.

I am sad to leave such an amazing staff. And I am happy to be able to say that because there was a time where I couldn't say that because I was very unhappy with some people that I was working with, to the point where I had wanted to leave in the past, but now, now, it is SO MUCH BETTER and leaving now is just so hard because I don't want to leave such an amazing, supporting staff...but they also support my decision and we have all decided that we can still hang out after work...and we even have a date of when we will hang out *laughs* they are not only my co-workers but my friends. Nicole has given me an open invitation to come back whenever I want...and I really appreciate her for that "gift".

I am sad to be leaving my keiki. I think that that is the hardest part of it all...saying goodbye to my little ones. MY little ones. 


That quote is SO true. I spend so much time with them that they do become a part of my heart and saying goodbye is so hard to do. But I have no doubt that they will be in good hands...I just have to remember that. 

I am excited for the new place that I will be working at...and I hope that things work out. But for now, I am sad, my heart is breaking. Goodbyes have NEVER been easy for me...and this goodbye is no different. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Four.

It is said that time flies when you are having fun...but I would also like to say that time also flies when you really don't want it to. I was talking to my boss and it was one of those stressful kind of days and she said, "I just wish that Friday was here already!" and then she looked at me said, "Wait! No, I don't want Friday to come coz that would mean come next week, you are gone. I don't want that!" I just started laughing, but inside, I was sad too. Yes, things were pretty stressful today, but I was hoping that time would just slow down just a little bit.

Four more days. Why am I counting down the days?! I don't even know...but whenever one of my keiki's gives me a hug, I can't help but hold on just a little longer and squeeze just a little bit tighter knowing that I won't always be here anymore. I'm not going to lie, I knew that it was going to be this hard...but that doesn't make me any more prepared for the goodbyes.

Since Nicole had given the letter to the parents that I was leaving yesterday, a lot of the parents are coming up to me and making it a point to talk to me. I am proud to say that I do have a relationship with all the parents that come to my school. I also make it a point to get to know the parents of the keikis that come to our school. I mean, I would want that too if I had a child. So, reminiscing with the parents is hard as well. But I like it, because they reassure me that no matter what, we DO live on an island, I will see them sooner or later. :)

I have been trying to prepare my "mine" that come next week, I won't be here. I have been telling that just like "Olivia" (a former student of mine who went to a new school a few weeks ago) And that there will be times when I will be able to visit, but for the most part, I won't be their teacher anymore.  And I have been trying to incorporate it in my circle time. I have a post-it on the calendar so they can have a visual one when I'll be leaving. And then when I do my feeling faces, when I get to the sad face, I always ask the question, " What kind of things make you sad?!" And it's so adorable because they know my next question is "What are the kind of things that you can do to make your friend smile again if they are sad?!" And you know the kind of answers are like, give them a bang-biscuit [high-five], a hug, ask them if they are okay, ask them if they want to play with you, ask them if they want to be your friend...and so forth. Well, my keikis' always jump the gun, so whenever I ask this question before I even finish the question they all drown me in hugs and "lovings."

Today, when I asked the question what makes you sad, I said that it's making me sad because I won't be able to see them all the time anymore and that I was going to miss them all so very much. My lil Benji then proceeds to launch himself at me and give me one of those hugs where his arms encircle my neck and his head laying on my shoulder and he says, "But you don't have to be sad." I asked him, "But why, Benji, it makes me sad that I won't see you next week." And he said, "But Aunty, I am here now. And whenever you feel sad and you need a hug, you can come back and I will give you a hug." Oh, my heart cracked just a little bit more...even writing it makes me tear up.

Just this little anecdote lets me know how much of an influence I have with my keiki. Benji has been in my class the longest so far. And he has seen some of his classmates come and go...whether that is to a new school or to the next classroom when their birthday comes around. And whenever one of mine leave my classroom, I always tells them that if ever they are sad and need a hug, all they need to do is ask their teacher if they can come and get a hug from me. Transitions are hard for my little ones and so they know that I'm just right across the courtyard from them, so all they have to do is look up to see that I'm still here and they don't have to be sad. Benji has heard me say that...and he was now comforting me and it made my heart hurt knowing that I'll be leaving him soon.

I love this quote that Maya Angelou said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." And it is so true. I get sad sometimes because I know that my keiki are so young (2 years-old) that I know that they won't really remember me in the coming years, but I can always have hope that they will remember how I made them feel. I love each and every child that walks through the gates of my school. And even though I might forget what their name was, I will remember their little spark in my life, and I can only hope that they can remember the love that I had for them and how I tried to make their learning experience fun...but also that I did care for them. 


Tea...tea not only is yummy...but it also soothes my sad soul. I hope one day that I can have a HUMONGOUS tea collection of everything tea related! *laughs*

Monday, August 25, 2014

Five.

Wow...can it be?! My last Monday at the school?! It was a lot more emotional than I thought that it would be. Nicole had written and sent out one of the nicest letters about me to the parents. I was given the opportunity to read it and let me tell you...it made me cry. And I was also able to talk to Nicole privately about it...and I have to say that it was a very emotional conversation. I will forever be thankful for what she has done for and with me. She is an amazing director, teacher, and friend...and I am glad that I was able to have the privilege to work with her. She was a wonderful mentor. And to this day I know that I can go to her with any teaching problem that I might encounter...but she is also a friend that I can talk to about anything. That is one of the wonderful things about this school...it is like a family among the staff.

When I got home, I saw that I got a package...and I had fun stuff that was sent to me! Always exciting to get something in the mail...or on my doorstep. :)


Amazon is one of my favorite places to go online shopping. I love how you can also send things as gifts on Amazon...and it can go straight to the person that I want to send it to...or if they send something to me. :) Which is always a fun thing. :)


So, here is what my package looks like when I opened it. Random stuff, ya?! *laughs* Oh well...stuff fun to get.


I love this little gadget! I had mentioned that I wanted something like this to a friend...and look what she got me! She sent me the money/gift card to get this...and so I did! I had told her that I loved singing in the shower...it's something I love to do...just because. And LOOK! It's pink! Can't go wrong with a pink, water resistant sparker :)


Since I can't have a dog or cat at the moment, I have my fish...and I am known to spoil my pets. I love them. I got the leaf hammock for BamBam Jr. because I have heard a lot of how betta fish love this...and I have to say that I have see Jr. relax on it every so often since I've put it up. And I have read that freeze-dried blood worms are really good for tropical fish and bettas...so I got those for both fishtanks. And I have already fed all my fish with this...and I can tell that they really love this! But I won't be feeding this everyday all the time...but as a treat. :)


I can always use glue sticks...and these were very cheap, so I couldn't help it but just to stock up on my glue sticks.


Here is a picture of where I put my awesome speaker. And I have to say that it's sound is amazing! You can control the sound, skip a song, backtrack a song from this nifty gadget. I 'm so glad that I got it!

And in this last picture, you can see Jr. just about to chill on his new chilling leaf hammock. :)

So yay to surprises in the mail and thoughtful friends. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Palm Tree Nails.

Everyone and their mother knows that whenever I feel sad, anxious, happy, mad...or basically any extreme emotion, I like to paint my nails. I know that to some it seems like a "girlie" thing to do...and it is...I'm not denying that...just for me...I forces me to concentrate and stay still so that I won't mess up my nails. I have to stay focused on just my nails for the moment...breaking my focus on whatever is making me feel "extreme" at the moment. Whatever...it works for me. :)

Like I've mentioned in my previous posts, I have been dealing with a wounded heart in knowing that I'll be leaving and saying goodbye to another chapter in my life. I makes me sad that it doesn't seem as if my family does not understand how sad that this can make me seem. In another lifetime, it would of made me frustrated and angry to see my family acting as if this is nothing...the fact that I'm hurting over saying goodbye to where I work for the past couple of years. Now, it just makes me sad because I know that I can't talk to them about that...without them making me seem inadequate to control and suppress my feelings.

So, I find comfort in the small things life. Like painting my nails. My keikis love it when I paint my nails and they are always, ALWAYS excited to see when I paint my nails. I adore how there are plenty of times where they come up to me and tell me what they want to see on my nails...also, I find it very flattering when they come in with their nails painted...and they would run up to me to show me their nails in a very excited matter. Also, there were plenty times where they would tell me that they painted their nails "just like Ms. Charity." :) It makes me smile.

So, today I decided to paint my nails.

A couple days ago Mandy sent me a pin and I decided to use it as my inspiration. So these nails are done for her...but for me and my keiki at the same time. If that made any sense. :) 


I rarely ever...I don't think that I've ever actually posted my nails LIKE THIS! No polish...yes, I know that I've posted my nails when they are chipping, but this, this is something that is a first for me...at least to my knowledge of my memory. But here are my nails when I just took off the nail polish. Not TOO bad looking or stains, considering there is usually ALWAYS some kind of nail polish on my nails. 


Since I usually keep my nails well cared for grooming-wise, I didn't have that much to do in prepping my nails. I was able to cut and trim my cuticles, scrape and buff my nails and I used my favorite hand spa scrub, Mary Kay: Satin Hands; I love the feeling of how my hands feel after using Satin Hands


I highly recommend you to always add some sort of nail strengthener. It really helps your nails...especially if they are prone to being brittle. I am blessed that my nails aren't, but I always apply some sort of nail strengthener. It also works as a base coat...which is something that you should always use whenever you paint your nails to protect them from getting stained...also a base coat will help bond your nail polish to your nails for a lasting manicure.


My friend, Ashley, actually gave me this particular nail polish. I rarely ever just have my nails in one color...but this color makes me happy. I love bright, loud colors...and this color is both. 


I then used a make up sponge to dab on white polish as a second layer. I had totally forgotten that this bright green nail polish actually leaks onto other colors on my nails...so after awhile this white color turned into a lighter green...but it worked out. 


My third layer I also dabbed it with a make up sponge...it is a brown, golden color with flakes of glitter. I love glitter and so I chose this one particularly because it had the flakes of glitter in it.


To smooth the colors out, I painted a clear coat over it. I loved the way it was able to smooth it out and connect the colors better.


I then took my fine tip paint brush and drew a palm tree in black. I actually was tempted to keep it like this because it looked like a silhouette against the background of my nails. Maybe next time. :)


I then took another fine tip brush and added two different shades of green on my black palm trees. 


After letting it dry a little, I applied a top coat...and then some quick-drying oil on top of that so that it could quick-dry faster than normal. I really like how it turned out. 


So, it looks like this could possibly be the last design my keikis will see as their teacher. I know that I will visit them and they will see what designs I have on my nails then...but not as their teacher. 

I need to stop thinking like this. But I know that I will be able to move on. But for now...my nails. My palm tree nails...I can look at my nails and still smile. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Staying Cool.

I am so glad that it is finally Friday. This week was hard for me...mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know that my time is coming nearer and nearer that I have to say good by to the family that I have made over the last 3+ years working for this company...and just thinking and knowing that drains my heart of happiness. I know that in order to start a new chapter, you have to end the one that you are currently on, and even though I know this...that doesn't make the ache in my heart any less.

Over the years at this company, I've had my ups and downs...there have been plenty times where I just want to pull my hair out, stomp my feet, and just scream to high heavens because of all the frustrations and unfairness that sometimes come my way...but in this case...the good more than out weighs the bad...because even though there were times where I just wanted to give up...I am plenty happy that I didn't. I am so glad that I didn't leave the school upset with someone. But in many ways that is making this "goodbye" really hard.

I was talking to my friend the other day about how it's so hard to say goodbye to what I worked so hard for...where ever I go, I always have to be the one to say goodbye...but then I was also telling her...because of that, I was able to go and explore the world; I was able to meet people from all over; I was able to experience new things and cultures. So no, I do not regret anything...I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that the things that happen to you shapes who you are. It really does. The way you react to things make you, you.

Yes, there are times where I wonder what would have happened if I chose the other path...but then every road leads somewhere, and I have to keep telling myself that as long as I keep moving, I will get there. Where "there" is...I have no idea...but whatever may come, I know that where I am now is where I am suppose to be...for now.

I believe that I have one of those souls that have to keep moving. I have not yet found where my soul belongs, but for right now, I am content. There are plenty times where I feel as if I am extra restless and I need to "go" already, but then I go swim out into the ocean...and then I am okay. But one day I know that swimming out into the ocean will not cure the restlessness and that is when I have to realize that it is time to move on.

But for now, it's not going to be that drastic yet...I am just going to say goodbye to the preschool that I am currently working at and moving to a new school; a hard feat in itself because this school is my comfort zone and hanai...but it will always be.  And I am told more than once that I will always be welcomed there. And just warms my heart...I know that the people: staff-wise, parent-wise, and keiki-wise...will always be a part of me. And hello! I do live on an island, I see my keikis all the time around with their parents...and the staff who has become my hanai will always be my hanai. 

Wow! Enough with the deep stuff! :) Well, when I came home today exhausted in many ways, I stopped by the store to pick something up...and look what I found in Safeway!


One of my top favorite candies is Mounds...I love that coconut and dark chocolate flavor...and we all know that I absolutely go crazy for ice-cream/popsicles...so I couldn't help but buy this one instead what I would normally get. And I have already ate one, and let me tell you, it was all so yummy. Guess that means I have to add a mile to my run! *laughs* At least I'm still running...so I won't feel so guilty. Yes, I admitting that I have a sweet tooth...so I run. And swim. And box. So, I guess it all evens out in the end...kind of. :)

Well, after I ate my little treat, I guess I knocked out for like 5 minutes because I hear Mandy walking upstairs...so I wake up to ask her if I can have a ride to town with her, because my sister wants us to have dinner at her house. And I see that she brought in a package that was to me...but I soooo swear that I didn't see it when I came home!


And I know I didn't come home much more than her...10 minutes at the most. So I probably did really knock out for like 5 minutes or so. 


It has been supper hot lately and so I decided to buy myself a new stand up fan. Mandy said that I could put the A.C. in my room, but I really don't like having an A.C. in my room...that's way to cold for me...and I like the air moving in my room...and my fan that I had was the one that I brought with me when I moved here to Hawai'i and so its' more than 4 years old already! And since I live near the beach, it was getting rusty and not blowing as cold even though I would clean out the blades and stuff.


So, here are all the pieces...and I figured that it can't be THAT hard to put it together...I can figure it...so I decided to forgo reading the manual. *laughs* I have to admit that I was stuck at only one part...and I still don't know if I did it right...but it seems fine to me anyways! *laughs*


And so here is the fan that I put together. It's a first for me. I did it without reading the instructions *gasps!* and I have never put a fan together before. It wasn't that hard...and it's pretty explanatory just looking at it. *laughs* 

It's already blowing and circulating the air...and it can feel the difference already. :)

So here is to staying cool...and now I just have to find a way to get through this next coming up week without breaking down everyday...such a heart break to leave everything. But it will be all good. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Envy.

It was an extremely hot day today...but it also rained a lot too, on and off...but for some reason all day long all I wanted was an apple. I am VERY picky when it comes to my fruit...so I knew that even though we had apples at school that I could eat...I wanted my Envy apples...so the second I got home...look what I decided to eat. Not ONE but TWO of my Envy apples. :)


You should try the Envy apples...they are sweet and tart at the same time...and super crispy. :) Just go and try it already. :) You will like it. :) Not a promise, not a guarantee...but a hope. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Smells Yummy.

I am getting anxious because my time at my current school is coming to an end soon and I know that when I leave I will also leave a piece of myself there. I know that I have had ups and down at this place...but I have also spent a lot of my teaching time there and I have learned a lot, met a lot of people, and made several life long friends. So I will miss this place.

I do know the number one thing...or things that I will be missing...and that would be my keikis. Each child that has come through my doors hold a piece of my heart. I give so much to my kids that I feel so much for them. And I will miss them something fierce. I am glad through that I will be able to visit them...one thing that I really do appreciate about this school is that it is at this place that I've had opportunities to make really good friends...and so the director at this school is my mentor and friend.

Anyway, when one of my lil keiki walked into my classroom, he had a humongous smile on his face as he told me that he brought me a pineapple and it "smells so yummy!"...his words. :) And it really did smell so yummy...but it also tasted SUPER yummy as well. :) I love my keikis and I only hope and pray that I get along with my new keikis. But for now I will enjoy my last few moments with my kids now. :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Birchbox August 2014: Flip-Flops

Look at what I got in the mail today! They are doing better and better at getting me my box earlier rather than later. :) I really appreciate that because there were plenty of times where I wouldn't get my box sometimes on the last day of the month or even first couple of days of the next month. But today I got my Birchbox "early." :) So I am very much happy about this. :)

Birchbox is a beauty subscription box that is $10/month. I highly recommend you subscribing to this box subscription if you like to expand your experimentation of beauty care products. And I have to say that since I have been subscribed to this box, it has not been all sugar and spice, but I have found plenty of new beauty care products that I've liked and added to my collection. If you would like to subscribe to this box, please click here and enjoy! :)

So, here is what I got this month in my box.


Again, it came in a pink package box...a box in a box. Pink can always make me smile. :) But check this out...when I looked closer at my box...look what they wrote on my box:


They shipped my box to "The Marvelous Charity...." That totally made me smile when I saw that! I like when people do little thing that most people won't normally notice just in case when someone does notice it makes their heart smile...because honestly, I almost overlooked this...and when I did notice this, I couldn't help but take a picture of it. :)


This month's theme is "The Month When Flip-Flops Count as Formal Wear". Living here in Hawai'i this little theme is always applicable. :)


And here are the items that I got in my box. Yay! I got a lifestyle extra in my box! :)


At first glance, this are the things that I got. First thought?! PINK!! I got plenty things in PINK! :) And that little gift box is super cute! "Tee-Hee!"


Harvey Prince Ageless Body Cream. ($22) I did take a whiff of this body cream...and it does smell yummy but not too over powering. Definitely going to be putting this in my bag when I'm done with the one that I'm carrying around now. 


SeaRX Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. ($34) I wouldn't mind trying this on at night time...I couldn't hurt.


Birchbox is trying something new and they give us a choice out of four or five items that we can choose to have in our box. I chose this ModelCo Bronzer ($22). I am a bronzer type of girl...and so I am excited to try this bronzer out.


The little gift box that they included in my box is extremely cute! :) Don't you think?!


The first thing that I pulled out from my cute little gift box is this Ojon rare blend oil Total Hair Therapy ($35). Excited to try this out...I'm always down to try new things for my hair as long as there isn't harmful chemicals. 


The last thing that I got in my box was the Lifestyle Extra ...was this hello. Breath Spray Trio ($11.50)...well, I only got one instead of the "trio"...but it's small enough that I can throw it in my bag and see how much I like it. Pink grapefruit mint...shouldn't be all that bad. :)


Overall, I am very pleased with my box and I am sure that I will be using and trying nearly all my items. :)