Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii
Aug. 21, 2018Leave a comment
Aloha Waimea Bay! Waimea Bay is a beautiful beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. A famous surfing beach due to the large shore breaks during the winter season. In the summertime, the waters are more calm. A perfect time for swimming and snorkeling. Waimea Bay is also well-known for the gigantic rock (pictured above with me) called Jump Rock. It is approximately 25 ft high. You can climb up to the top of the rock and jump off if you choose to do so. If you’ve been here, have you jumped off the rock? Share your experience with me. 🙂
North Shore, Oahu
Free parking lot. Just watch out for chickens and roosters running around freely. They are so cute!
E komo mai! Welcome to Waimea Bay!
Some fun facts about Waimea Bay:
- It is known for fishing and agricultural lands where Hawaiins grew taro, sweet potato, and many other traditional crops.
- Surfing in Waimea Bay is a long-standing tradition.
- Eddie Aikau is a famous lifeguard and surfer of Waimea Bay.
- Waves in the wintertime can reach up to 40 plus feet!
- A place for winter surfers and ocean lovers.
- In Hawaiin, Waimea means “reddish water.”
Views of Waimea Bay at a Glance:
Yes, that’s what the warning sign says. If you simply look at the rock, it looks easy. If you’re there in person, it looks bigger and more dangerous. The waves were pretty strong when I was at Waimea Bay. I was almost pulled into the ocean just by dipping my feet into the ocean water! Luckily, nothing bad happened. I would only recommend experienced divers and good swimmers to participate in this activity.
*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay here*
*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay near the Jump Rock here*
A sudden change in weather at Waimea Bay.
*Watch the waters on the other side of the Jump Rock here*
I was pretty fascinated by it. 🙂
Goodbye Waimea Bay…
It’s so green as ever.
A rooster roaming around the grass.
Have you been to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii? How did you like it? Share your visit and experience!
- Free parking near the beach.
- Picnic tables, rest rooms (it smells though, lol), showers are available.
- Waves can get pretty strong, so be careful.
- Nice beach for a picnic if you’re not into swimming, surfing, or snorkeling.
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MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red & Ruby Woo
Aug. 15, 2018Leave a comment
I’ve always wanted a few red lipsticks for special occasions. But, finding a good red lipstick has always been very difficult. The formula needs to be better than average. I say better than average because I put lipsticks in their very own special category. Eyeliners, mascaras, foundations, eyeshadows, and blushes are much easier to find. I can easily adapt to them if they are decent. Lipsticks, on the other hand, I cannot. It’s either I can use them, or I cannot. I need a lipstick that’s rich in color, doesn’t crease, stays put, fragrance-free, and doesn’t taste weird. It’s not like I eat my lipsticks. They’re on my lips, so they slip in. 😔 Also, fragrance-free, because I develop headaches from lipsticks if they are highly perfumed.
Since I’ve had much success with MAC Cosmetics before in another shade — Honey Love, I chose this brand again. The formula worked for me. I loved it. For the price and quality, it’s quite amazing! So, I purchased two red lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics. They are Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Before I go into further detail, here are photos of my MAC Cosmetics red lipsticks in Ruby Woo and Russian Red. Swatches and all. Enjoy. 💄
Ruby Woo Retro Matte Lipstick:
- Long wearing lipstick formula, 8 hours
- Intense color payoff
- Matte finish
- Fade proof
- Very matte vivid blue-red
Russian Red Matte Lipstick:
- Cream, rich lipstick formula
- High color payoff
- No-shine, matte finish
- Intense bluish-red
They are two different shades of red. Ruby Woo is a tad brighter, while Russian Red is deeper in color. I’ve only used Russian Red. Here’s a picture of me wearing Russian Red (the above photo too, both are Russian Red).
In conclusion, I really like Russian Red! 💋 With Russian Red, the lipstick lasted the whole night! Not even a single budge or smudge after dinner and sipping on a glass of water! I didn’t have to retouch at all! LOOOOOOVEEE! Now,I’m excited to use Ruby Woo, which was out of stock for a while, so I didn’t receive it until a few weeks later. They are both popular reds! From this experience, I would say that MAC Cosmetics red lipsticks are top quality! They hit all the points I want in a lipstick. No creasing, stays put, intense in color, doesn’t taste funny. Most of all, no bad headaches from it, since it’s fragrance-free. They work for me! Even though I’m not a big fan of other MAC Cosmetics makeup products, they win me over with their lipsticks!
Have you tried any MAC lipsticks? Ruby Woo or Russian Red? Any favorites? Share your thoughts and experience by leaving a comment!
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