Word Up #2

A couple of pick-me-up notes while I’m sort of off the grid…

Travel Essentials

How do you survive over 24 hours of travel?

DIY | Geometric & Glitter Gradient Nail Tutorials

This time around I’ll be leaving the DIY tutorial to celebrity nail artist, Stephanie Stone.  Her roster of stars includes the likes of Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Shay Mitchell, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just to name a few.  I’m always checking her Instagram @stephstonenails #stephstonenails, and that of the company that represents her @nailinghollywood, for mani-inspiration when I’m at the salon.  She’s this really sweet, really talented artist who also just started a

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Oahu, Hawaii | Time-lapse

As I start to pack for my trip to Asia on Monday, I can’t help but think about how long it’s been since I’ve been back home on Oahu.  I think this is the longest I’ve been away since moving.  Sad face… heres a dreamy time-lapse vide of the North Shore of Oahu to help ward off the homesickness.     xxLK

Blind Box 101

Whatever your interests may include I can guarantee that theres a “blind box” for it.  These monthly subscriptions auto-deduct a set amount from your bank and send you a box of mystery products specified to your love for your dog (BarkBox), for health food (NatureBox),  or even for the geek subculture (Nerd Block).  I had never considered joining a subscription or even bothered to look into the possibilities until I wandered

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My Standard Skincare Routine

I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding skincare lately so I paid attention and rounded up my most used products.  I’ll be covering my standard skincare routine for morning and night as well as the masks and treatments I try to use once a week.  While this list is not all-inclusive, as I my routine differs when I travel, it is full of products that I keep going back

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DIY | Coconut Oil Cures

I’ve finally come around to the worst kept beauty secret that is unrefined coconut oil.  New to the idea I recently looked online only to find articles like, “2,670 Uses for Coconut Oil”– overwhelming to say the least.  With equal parts frustration and inspiration, I felt like it was time to curate a list of coconut oil hair treatments and other cures that actually work.  Tried-and-true, here are the treatments that yielded the best

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Cheesy Guacamole

The 2014 NFL Season has just begun, and tonight marks the official opening of Monday Night Football.  Football season means not only large men tackling each other, but also lots of tailgates, bbqs, and potlucks.  Translation: dips, hot wings, and fried foods– hopefully we can cover all the bases together.  Heres a quick, easy, and cheesy recipe to kick off the season: cheesy guacamole. I love avocado, but I prefer my guacamole to

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Neoprene & Mansur Gavriel

It seems like the rest of the country is already transitioning into Fall, with trench coats sneaking up around every corner.  Even at NYFW people are walking around in heavily layered looks, in full denial of the heat.  Las Vegas is stuck at a cool 99*f and I’ve sadly come to terms with it.  Leather jackets and knee high boots will remain the things dreams of made of… for now.  Thats where the Triangl

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ElleKae Featured on Links à la Mode

So grateful to have been chosen for a feature this week by Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup.  The post selected was Miu Miu Women’s Tales; in case you missed it earlier this week it’s about the short film Somebody by Miranda July, the latest installment from the Miu Miu short film series.  Here are links to the other top posts, for your afternoon reading enjoyment–