And here’s part II of our Hawaii adventures. If you read my previous post you know that I’m finally getting a chance to post pics from my trip to Oahu, Hawaii back in early January. I know, don’t judge me for being so late, LOL. 2020 has been crazy busy and trying to blog consistently with an infant is not easy, just saying.

In any case, our 4th day in Hawaii was spent taking tours around Kualoa Ranch in the Northshore of Honolulu. The ranch has so many different activities you can participate in. Having visited this spot last year, we wanted to make sure we showed our friends a good time, but also booked some different tours from our last visit. On our second tour, we decided on a UTV/ATV ride around the ranch. For those who don’t know, Kualoa Ranch is where they have filmed a plethora of big time Hollywood movies such as Jurassic Park, George of the Jungle, 50 First Dates, King Kong, Jumanji and the list goes on and on and on. We had a pretty awesome tour guide name Cole who took us mudding. I was covered in mud by the end of this ride and it was just so much fun getting messy and racing people around the ranch. Time flies when you’re having fun and this felt like one of the quickest tours, LOL.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos from this tour. And stay tuned for my next set of photos from our November 2019 visit to the beautiful Costa Rica.


Deidra Marie


Packing is hard. Packing for a trip out of town is even harder. Making sure all your favorite clean beauty brands make the cut for your trip is also a challenge. If you’re like me, you want to pack the whole world. Last year, right before my trip to Costa Rica, I made a promise to myself to pack lighter, to be more logical about my packing and overall improve the way I pack things. Long story short, I promised myself I’d pack less, LOL. 😂  This seems minor to most, but to me it’s a big deal. I have this huge fear of not packing enough and not having clothes to fit every possible occasion or instance that may take place while on vacation. Mostly because, being a blogger means bringing along your products for styled shoots. While I’ve gotten better about packing less clothing, I’ve significantly improved in packing hygiene and beauty products too. Like with my clothes, I had to be honest with myself and really ask the infamous questions “Do I need this?” “Will I use this?”. After having a heart to heart with myself and really taking the time to address some of my packing anxiety, I’ve narrowed down my beauty products to simple 5 clean products that are small, easy to pack and don’t take up an enormous amount of space. My formula is Cleanse + Tone + Moisturize + Protect + Maintain = Five simple clean beauty products to pack for your trip out of town.


This product is really all you need to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. It’s thick, but very light-weight and creamy. It leaves my skin super shiny and supple to the touch. I need all day stay and this body butter always does the trick.


I usually travel to warmer places for vacation and require body and face sunscreen protectant. This stuff is thick, clean and gets the job done.


I pack the travel size bottle everywhere I go. FYI, you can get this from Target for a few bucks. For those who don’t know, this is a great skin toner and really is great at getting that excess dirt your facial cleanser doesn’t quite catch.


This light weight oil couples as a make-up remover and skin moisturizer. It keeps my face and body feeling super smooth and soft and gets that first grimy layer of make-up off with ease. Obviously it’s best to follow up with a facial cleanser and toner, just an FYI.


I have not seen this cleanser in travel size, but you can always buy one of those plastic travel size bottles and squirt some in there. I’ve been using this cleanser for a few months now it truly is the bomb.com. It gets my face squeaky clean without the drying out feeling at the end.

I hope this helped.

Till next time.


Deidra Marie


Hi All,

I’m completely back logged on travel photos from last year and earlier this year, so I’ll be sharing those throughout the week so you can enjoy photos from when travel was possible before 2020 arrived and took that all away, you know with COVID and all, lol. This is part one of our adventures in Hawaii back in early January. Charles and my two very good friends, Jams and Knockett headed to the Northshore to check out Kualoa Ranch, a popular tourist spot in the Northshore, Oahu. We signed up for some pretty amazing tours and these pics are pics from our first tour of the day, which was an ocean voyage. We had some pretty amazing tour guides who took us out to sea. It literally couldn’t have been a better day. It was a little drizzle, over cast (meaning no harsh sun) and some pretty rough winds which made our boat ride super adventurous and bumpy from beginning to end. As many of you know, this is my second time visiting Hawaii, but my first time doing a tour like this. This is the closest I’ve gotten to Chinaman’s hat and we even got soaking wet hanging off the edge of the rail because that is where the boat was rocking the most. It was nice to see this side of the Northshore and enjoy the beautiful, crisp blue water.

I hope you enjoy Part I of this album and see you back here soon for Part II.

Till next time.


Deidra Marie