I’m Jaylene, a thirty-something, wife, and blogger living in Hawaii.
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, ID and through life’s’ twists and turns, and mostly just because I love warm weather, I now live on the Island of Oahu with my husband.
I am a former elementary teacher and world-traveling adventurer.
Before and after college, I volunteered with an international non-profit organization, YWAM, in countries such as Namibia (Africa), India, China, Thailand, Phillippines, and also spent a year abroad in Europe (Amsterdam).
I started this blog for many reasons, but mostly because I want to provide a place where you can come to find some real-life style inspiration (that won’t break the bank), and recommendations of my favorite beauty products including makeup, skincare, and haircare, with an emphasize on cruelty-free makeup and organic skincare. I hope that in some small way we can find joy in these little things together.
ON THE BLOG:
SHOP MY INSTAGRAM – will take you directly to the link to shop the item or products
OUTFITS– shop the look or see any details of what I’m wearing
BEAUTY – check out my favorite products, new products, or product reviews on great brands
If you’re looking for some new accessories to spice up your wardrobe, shop my JEWELRY STORE, Ocean Bella Hawaii, an online jewelry boutique for statement necklaces, chokers, and more. Everything is under $35 with free shipping.
SHOP- for inspiration or shopping ideas for fashion, beauty, home, travel, and lifestyle
When I’m not working on my blog or online jewelry boutique, Ocean Bella Hawaii, you might find me strolling the aisles of Sephora or Target, going to a yoga class, or practicing my photography skills. I also love cooking plant-based meals, so I’m always trying new recipes! On the weekends, my husband and I are currently to renovating our house, and we are likely cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix, adventuring around the island or lounging at the beach!
Although life is not always perfect, I am beyond grateful for this life I live with my loving husband and to connect with friends like you! So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and stay awhile.
I am also an avid list-maker, so here is a list of random facts about me:
Favorite places on Earth: Paris, Africa, Hawaii, Coeur d’ Alene (my hometown)
Most Loved Possession: Coin my Grandpa left me before he passed, for my Grandma to give to me on my wedding day (which she did 7 years later).
Favorite Exercise: Yoga, Walking (it’s so under-rated!)
Favorite Makeup Brands: Nars, Tarte, Hourglass, Becca… Cruelty-free Brands, yes, please!
Favorite Drinks: green juices (yummmm), coffee of course!
Three things I cannot live without: pen and paper, skincare, reality tv (Bachelor anyone?)