Island Beauty Inspiration – OROGOLD Reviews

The summer months are always the perfect time to update your look, making it a touch more tropical and exotic. Whether you are spending a few weeks at a beachy paradise, or simply staying local for the summer, OROGOLD brings you some island beauty inspiration to get you started.

Woman with natural makeup.

Simple Beauty
Hawaiians don’t tend to overdo it too much when it comes to makeup, so if you want to replicate this look, allow yourself to be inspired by the colors of the tropics but keep it toned down. Apply a tinted moisturizer to begin with, to give your face some color and keep it looking dewy. Dust a light coating of foundation on your face, applying a lighter concealer under your eyes if necessary. Top this off with bronzer, giving your skin an even glow. Keep your eyes simple, letting them speak for themselves, but add a pop of tropical color to your lips and nails.

Woman with beautiful wavy hair in a beach

Healthy, Textured Hair
The only way to get perfectly gorgeous summer waves in your hair is if your hair is well looked after. Coconut oil is commonly used in Hawaii, as well as the other Polynesian islands, with most people rubbing a small amount into their hair before stepping into the water. This protects the hair from becoming brittle after being constantly exposed to the elements. For an extra-special tropical treat, massage some coconut oil into your hair and onto your scalp, before leaving it to soak in for 20 minutes. Shampoo your hair as usual, but don’t apply any conditioner. You will soon find that your hair is much softer and silkier than ever. OROGOLD also recommends this method for anyone that suffers from dandruff.

Closeup of the noni plant found in Hawaii

Exotic Products
Using skin care products with exotic ingredients is always a great way to bring island beauty into your own home for a pampering session. Hawaii is full of native medicinal plants, herbs and flowers, all of which bring a range of benefits to your skin. Ingredients to look out for include coconut oil, kukui nut oil, pineapple, Kona coffee, noni, tamanu oil, awapuhi and volcanic ash, each of which have different functions and healing properties.

Woman applying a tattoo on her legs

Be Inspired by Hawaiian Tattoos
Tattoos have been around in Hawaiian culture for centuries, and there are many tattoo traditions that have a significant meaning behind them. Whether they simply say ‘ohana’, which stands for family, or are an intricate depiction of native flowers, Hawaiian tattoos are incredibly beautiful. Allow yourself to be inspired by these when it comes to your accessories, makeup and nail art, as this will add an exotically feminine, yet edgy, tone to your look.

Island beauty inspiration comes in all forms, from making use of native ingredients to being inspired by body art. OROGOLD always recommends trying out different styles and looks, and having fun with it, as this is the best way to see what suits you the most.

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The Cutest Fancy Sandals for Your Hawaii Vacation – OROGOLD Reviews

With the intense heat that you will experience in Hawaii, it is important to give your feet the opportunity to breathe. OROGOLD reviews the cutest fancy sandals for your vacation in Hawaii.

The Cutest Fancy Sandals for Your Hawaii Vacation

Metallic Leather Sandals
Opting for a metallic leather is a great way to jazz up a pair of flat sandals that would have otherwise been slightly boring, and will add a touch of glamour to even the most casual of looks. OROGOLD loves the Raffia Horsebit Espadrille from Gucci, in a metallic gold, with a braided cord base and a horsebit detailed strap, adding a slightly sporty edge. If you would prefer slightly more height, Gucci also have a pair of metallic silver sandals with a wide, one-inch heel, featuring Swarovski crystals to give you that extra bit of sparkle.

Floral Wedges
Wedges are the best type of heel to wear during the day when you are on vacation, as they give you the most support and, unlike thin heels, will even allow you to walk on sand, something which is inevitable in Hawaii! OROGOLD absolutely adores the range of printed brocade wedge sandals from Dolce & Gabbana, and there is an amazing range of floral prints to choose from. Charlotte Olympia also have a pair of printed floral wedges, with a print that is even more abstract and fascinating to look at. For something slightly more toned down, take a look at the Alice + Olivia espadrille wedge sandals, which feature a more subtle, color block print, and are available at Bloomingdales, either online or in store.

Crystal-Embellished Sandals
Crystal embellishments are always cute to wear, and when you’re somewhere as sunny as Hawaii, your sandals look extra special when the crystals glitter with light from the sun. OROGOLD loves the Rene Caovilla snakeskin sandals, embellished with Swarovski crystals. Snakeskin is very much in trend when it comes to sandals, and you are likely to see snakeskin in every shoe shop. Rene Caovilla have a whole range of jeweled sandals that are worth checking out if you like their style. Dolce & Gabbana also have a printed pair of embellished flat sandals that would really stand out on the beach, and reflect the bright colors of the Aloha state.

Floral Design Sandals
For flat sandals that have flowers winding their way over your feet, take a look at the Rosario sandals from Charlotte Olympia, crafted from a green calf leather that will stand out against all skin tones. The pink flowers add a delicate and feminine touch, and are a great choice for somewhere like Hawaii. As great as flat sandals may be for the day, Hawaii is full of entertaining night spots, and you are likely to want some fancy sandals for a night on the town. OROGOLD recommends the climbing rose sandals from Dolce & Gabbana, which features a four-inch stiletto heel with a rose climbing its way up.

No matter how long you visit Hawaii for, you are bound to be kept busy by all that the state has to offer. These cute sandals will help to pull any outfit together, making packing for your vacation much easier!

Exotic Beauty Looks – OROGOLD Reviews

Exotic beauty is a look that many women try to achieve, as it is a great alternative to usual day or night makeup. From accentuating the shape of your eyes to enhancing the color of your skin, there are many simple ways to add exotic elements to your makeup regime. OROGOLD offers a few simple tips to enjoy an exotic beauty look.

Tanned woman getting wet in a beach.

A Radiant Tan
Now that the consequences of lying out in the sun are widely known, there have been some great new tanning products out on the market. Before applying your makeup, give yourself a good base to start with by choosing a foundation that is a couple of shades darker than your skin color. If your skin is quite pale, apply a thin layer to the backs of your hands as well. For an all-over sun-kissed glow, there are some great moisturizing tanning lotions out there, and they can be used on your face as well as your body.

Woman sporting graphic eye makeup.

Graphic Middle Eastern Eyes
This is a bold and edgy look, and works well when the rest of your makeup is kept minimal. To begin with, apply an eye base from your lids to your brows, to smooth out any imperfections, and then apply a matte eye shadow. Next, use a white kohl pencil to line the bottom waterline, extending the outer corner wing outwards along the natural shape of your eye. Line your top and bottom lash lines with a black kohl liner, extending the outer wings so that there is a line above and below the white line you previously drew. Use a liquid liner to then sharpen and emphasize the black lines. Depending on how dramatic you want the look to be, mascara and fake lashes can also be used.

Woman showing off her pout clicks a selfie with her friend.

A Gorgeous Pout
A subtle lip color can perfectly complete any look, and depending on the products you choose, can give your face an exotic edge. A sun-kissed red lipstick looks great with most skin tones, and can be worn with a plumping lip gloss to add volume to your lips. A sparkling lip gloss worn on its own is also a great choice, especially for during the day.

Woman with lace makeup wearing a mask for the Venetian ball.

Exotic Lace
Lace is sexy yet mysterious, and when used in the right way, can give you an alluring exotic look. Lace can be used as a template and held over your face while you apply makeup around it. You can also use the lace itself, cutting it in a way to allow a piece to surround one of your eyes and disappear into your hair. For something more subtle, use the patterns of lace as inspiration for the patterns you draw with your makeup.

Exotic looks are fun to experiment with, as they are different from the way in which we usually apply our makeup. You can either adapt parts of these looks to your own style, for a subtle exotic appeal, or you can put a few of them together for a more dramatic and glamorous finished look.