Saturday Surfing, Nov. 30th, 2019

Well, who would’ve thunk it? An edition of Saturday Surfing at a time during which there’s a slim chance this girl could actually go surfing?

Mind you, it’s a slim chance…because I’m at a season in life when I only want to do ocean activities that involve a beach umbrella, a book and a comfortable lounge chair.

But there’s a chance!

For now, how about we surf some calm digital waves with this week’s beauty stories instead?

Did you do any Black Friday shopping yesterday? I saw a few local deals in the tourist shops I popped into yesterday when El Hub and I were in Kailua, Which is a beach town on the eastern side of the island, so I picked up a few small Christmas gifts for people (a mermaid watch for Cocobaby; so cute!). Nothing really for myself, though, since I’m saving for my next pair of Athleta tights.

The famous Lanikai beach

We also stopped by one of my favorite beaches, Lanikai, which has postcard perfect clear, turquoise blue water, soft sand and gentle waves.

It’s not the easiest beach to get to since there isn’t a parking lot (you have to drive around the neighborhood for street parking, which took us about 20 minutes), and there’s no official entrance sign or marker (you’ll have to find one of the many paths to the shore and walk between the ocean-front houses), but once you’re there you’ll get why Lanikai gets props as one of the best beaches on Oahu.

A tip for sticky sand

Some folks don’t like the sand at Lanikai because it’s so fine that it sticks to your skin, and it can be hard to remove, but I don’t mind it at all. Just bring a small bottle of baby powder with you. If you rub a little on yourself when you’re done at the beach, before you get into your car, the sand will slide right off ya.

My friend Liz the lifeguard taught me this trick back in high school, and it works!

Have a great rest of your Saturday, my friend!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen