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Little Hands

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Here at Pakaloha Bikinis we strive to educate our customers about the harmful chemicals and effects that many toxic sunscreens carry. These toxic sunscreens are impacting our oceans, marine life, corals and you as well. Many household sunscreen brands contain hormone disrupters and carcinogens that can compromise our health. This is why we are proud to start carrying Little Hands Hawaii in our stores. Little Hands is all natural and made from the finest organic ingredients that not only benefit the health and wealth of you and your o’hana but our environment as well. Created on the Island of Oahu, Little Hands objective is to educate communities on the significance of using a natural sunblock that is safe for everyone while preserving the environment. Something that Pakaloha Bikinis can proudly stand behind! read more

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Best Swimsuits For Small Busts

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Before we dive into it, the truth is this: the grass is not always greener on the other side. Ladies with large busts often wish that they could find bikini tops to create the illusion of smaller breasts, and small chested babes often try to sport bikini tops that make them appear larger. Today, we’re talking to the latter – our chicas with small breasts in search of the ultimate bikini top for their body shape and size.

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A fool-proof way of creating the illusion of a larger bust is to add volume to your top half – and ruffled bikini tops is one awesome way to do this. The added texture that comes with ruffle bikini tops enhances the appearance of your breasts by making them look fuller. read more

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9 Tips to a 6-Pack

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Featuring Nicole Ferrier

BA Exercise Science & Nutrition

ACE-Certified

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Everyone has a 6-pack, and it’s up to your diet to show them. The shape of your abs will be dependent on your genetics and shape of your torso. Some women have more obliques, and others have a more prominent midsection with defined blocks. To lose weight, you need to be in a calorie deficit. Calories in versus calories out. You can create this through tracking macros or through a meal plan.

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Running is great, but your primary goal should be lifting, especially compound lifting. Make lifting your main focus with cardio as an additional way to burn excess fat. You should not be living on a treadmill though to reach your goals.

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Shop Nicole’s Diamond Pro. Emerald AB. Hologram Emerald suit HERE read more

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Off Shoulder Trend

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The off-shoulder (also known as cold-shoulder) trend has been making waves for a couple of seasons now and – much to our delight – it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. One of the main reasons for this stickiness, which such few trends can achieve, is the fact that this silhouette is universal; it looks absolutely amazing on every woman, regardless of her body shape and size.

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And like most popular fashion trends, the off-shoulder style has made its way into the world of swimwear as well. You can find it on everything from bikinis to kaftans,dresses and rompers and in every style you can imagine, from s**y to sophisticated and everything in between – the possibilities are endless! read more

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Pakaloha Bikinis-Good for the Ocean and For You

Screen Shot 2018 09 11 at 10 25 53 AM Pakaloha Bikinis Good for the Ocean and For You

Here at Pakaloha Bikinis, we believe in doing the best we can for ourselves and our mother ocean.  We make every single one of our choices intentionally to make sure that our products are good for everyone!  That’s why we stay away from microfibers in our clothes.

  • As you know, the ocean is full of plastic, and every day that problem seems to be getting worse.  The American Government has already banned microbeads, but an even larger part of the problem is microfibers.
  • In a recent study at Carleton University, it was revealed that in microplastics recovered from the Ottowa River, only 5% were microbeads, while the other 95% were microfibers.  Microfibers are found in anything from yoga pants, to jackets, to yes, even bikinis.
  • Microfibers in the ocean get into everything: our water, our seafood, and travel up the food chain into whales and dolphins.  Microfibers, while small, can actually cause fish to starve to death.  While small, they can create a feeling of fullness in fish, meaning they don’t eat, which eventually leads to starvation.
  • Many companies feel that by recycling plastic bottles into clothing, they are helping prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean.  While these intentions are noble, they might be unintentionally making things worse.  This plastic ends up in the ocean in smaller sizes, making it more dangerous and harder to isolate in cleanup efforts.

That’s why, here at Pakaloha, we only use lycra and cotton, meant to last for a long time with minimal effects on the environment.  We all want to do what’s best for the planet and ourselves.  That’s why, this surf season, you can grab a new bikini from us guilt-free and hit the waves! read more

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Pakaloha Wildlife Corner: Dolphin Quiz

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Easily the most popular animal in the ocean is the Dolphin. Fun loving, charming, beautiful, intelligent creatures, people from around the world come to Hawaii just to see dolphins!

But how much do you know about dolphins? Test your knowledge with these dolphin trivia questions.

  1. What do you call a group of Dolphins
  • A:A Squad
  • B: A Pod
  • C: A Party
  1. What do Dolphins eat?
  • A. Fish
  • B. Algae
  • C. People
  1. Dolphins are
  • A. Fish
  • B. Reptiles
  • C. Mammals
  1. Dolphins live
  • A. In Rivers
  • B. In The Sea
  • C. All of the Above
  1. How deep can a dolphin dive?
  • A. 500 ft
  • B. 750 ft
  • C. 1000 ft

Answer Key: B. A. C . C . C.

How many did you guess right? Did you learn anything about Dolphins? There are so many more facts to learn about these fascinating creatures. (Did you know they have two stomachs? Me either!) What is your favorite fact? Here at Pakaloha we love these magical creatures. What is your favorite sea animal? read more

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Pakaloha Wildlife Corner: All About Turtles

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When you close your eyes and think about Hawaiian wildlife, what do you see? No doubt, one of the first things that came to mind is the iconic Hawaiian green sea turtle. These peaceful creatures can be seen bobbing around the coral reef and relaxing on sandy beaches.   How much do you know about these wonderful creatures? Let’s find out.

  • The Hawaiian word for Green Sea Turtle is Honu. In Hawaiian culture, they represent wisdom and good luck. They feature in many Hawaiian legends and sometimes come in the form of ‘Aumakua’—a kind of guardian spirit for Hawaiian families.
  • Green Sea Turtles are an endangered species.   While they have recently been making a comeback, they are still a heavily protected species. As such, it is important to respect these ancient creatures. It is illegal to touch a sea turtle, so when you see one swimming by, keep your hands to yourself.
  • Sea turtles are old—like REALLY old. According to National Geographic, the lifespan of a wild sea turtle can be up to 80 years. However, there are many threats to sea turtles, including fishing nets, plastic, and pollution. It is important to pay attention to your plastic use and always remember to recycle to keep waste from reaching the ocean.
  • Sea Turtles come up on land to lay their eggs. When the eggs hatch, the baby turtles make their way to the water on their own. On beaches known to host turtle eggs, it is important to keeps the environment dark. Otherwise, the babies can get confused and go in the wrong direction!
  • If you want to see turtles in Hawaii, you need good eyes and a little bit of luck. They can frequently be found napping on the sand, protected by a swarm of local volunteers. As always, it is important to be respectful of the local wildlife. You can also spot them out in the water out snorkeling! Since turtles are reptiles, not fish, they need to come up to breathe. If you pay attention, you can see their heads popping out of the water!

I hope you’ve found new found respect for one of Hawai’i’s most famous residents!  Next time you see one swimming by, wave hello.  It might just wave a fin right back. read more

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17 High Waist Bikinis That Will Make You Look Crazy-Hot

Shade 17 High Waist Bikinis That Will Make You Look Crazy HotOne trend that has made it back is the high-waist trend – and truth be told, we couldn’t be happier about it. See some of our staff favorites and why it looks good on every body shape.

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The high-waist bikini trend has the ultimate bringing-retro-back vibe, while still being super modern and elegant. It is also perfect for the weekends by the pool after the holiday season, when you’ve got a bit of a food baby but still want to sport a two piece and show some midriff.

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And as if that wasn’t enough, the high-waist trend wins extra points because it is truly one of the most flattering styles out there – it looks absolutely amazing on all shapes and sizes. read more

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2018 Swimwear Trends You Need To Know Now

Shade 2018 Swimwear Trends You Need To Know NowThe world of swimwear is an exciting, ever-changing one – there’s always a new brand, fresh trend or never-before-seen style to look forward to. Ladies, these are the swimwear trends that we’re excited about right now, and you should be too!

Ruffled Goodness

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Ruffled Swimwear  have been around for a few seasons now, but we’re seeing them coming back with vengeance. They’re the ultimate detail for a feminine, flirty and fun swimwear look. Better yet, ruffled bikini tops are an absolute godsend for ladies with smaller chests – the volume they bring will instantly make your chest look slightly larger, and more curvaceous. read more

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The Key To The Perfect Instagram Shot

Shade The Key To The Perfect Instagram ShotMove aside, Twitter and Facebook – visual stories are the new way of the world and Instagram is undisputedly leading the way. But as most of us know, capturing the perfect photograph – one that is well-shot but seemingly effortless – is no easy feat. The good news is this: there are many easy-breezy tips and tricks that you can apply to improve your ‘gram-game, even if you are shooting from your phone.

Before you jump into aspects like framing, lighting and editing, you need to understand the camera on your phone. Most Instagram pros will recommend that you avoid using the camera from the Instagram application itself, but rather, use your phone camera to take the initial shot. read more

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