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Week 20: Kauai Island. Pualani Hanalei Look.

Pualani Hanalei Review

Finding a beautiful and original swimsuit that doesn't cost over $200 has always been a challenge for me. I consider myself somewhat of a bikini collector, and with every purchase of new "little triangles" I find that it gets harder and harder to impress me. After my frustration with shops in NYC where I could find only one(!) bikini top I liked at Billabong, I packed my 45 other swimsuits (the majority of them were gifts from online stores) and was ready to get bronzed in Hawaii.

After a few days on Kauai island my collection of swimsuits rose to almost 60! Kauai has so many bikini shops with an amazing range that it was hard to resist the urge to shop. 

Azerbaijani blogger from Baku Ulia Ali, style fashion and swimwear.

Hanalei definitely has the best shops in Kauai, and I specifically recommend you visit Bikini Hanalei (5-5084 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei) where they have Pualani bikinis. Their bikinis are bright, stunning and affordable, and they are of a great quality. Today I am showing off my photos in the Pualani bikini which was picked for me by the beautiful shop owner, Sandy Shope. In Bikini Hanalei you will also find mermaid tails that will match your swimsuit, so check it out if you are in Kauai :)

Pualani Hanalei Lookbook
By Marcus Bloss photographer, Kauai
Azeri model in Hawaii, Ulia Ali
Shopping in Hanalei
Pualani Hanalei in Kauai, Hawaii
Pualani Bikini in Hanalei, Kauai, Hi
Beach model in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

Thank you to my husband Ben and Kauai photographer Marcus Bloss for this beautiful photoshoot!

I will share more photos from another shoot with Marcus Bloss next week!


Week 19: Hawaii. Tropical Beauty in Zaful.

Pink Zaful bikini review by blogger Ulia Ali.

Kauai island has one of the best beaches in the USA and I especially fell in love with this "secret" Hideaways beach in Princeville where Ben and I shot this beautiful pink bikini from Zaful. I have been trying to find a swimsuit in a beautiful shade of blush pink all summer and I was so happy that Zaful had this in stock.

What to wear on your honeymoon in Hawaii? Gorgeous pink bikini on Kauai island.
Model Ulia Ali in Princeville, Kauai in pik bikini by Zaful.
Gorgeous Hawaiian beach and a young woman in pink bikini. Blogger Ulia Ali.
Hawaiian girl in pink bikini with original back lacing.
Kauai island honeymoon.
Girl on Hideaways beach in Hawaii. Kauai island, Princeville.
Azerbaijani model and blogger Ulia Ali in Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
Swimwear by Zaful. Review

Swimsuit - Zaful| Flower - Local Souvenir Shop (similar here)

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Week 19: Honeymoon in Hawaii. Hawaiian Pocahontas

Honeymoon in Hawaii. Pocahontas in Kauai wearing suede dress.

Pocahontas has always been one of my favourite Disney princesses and people would often tell me I even look like her. When I received this pretty suede dress from Make Me Chic I immediately thought that it is something modern day Pocahontas would wear to a beach :)

Make Me Chic Olive suede dress

The dress is made from a very soft and pleasant-to-touch suede fabric, and it looks great not only on a beach resort, but in a nightclub too. It was my first experience with the Make Me Chic online store and I am very happy I found another place where I can find sexy dresses and trendy fashion items for affordable prices.

 

Ulia Ali on the island of Kauai in Hawaii
Olive colored suede dress as seen on fashion blogger from NYC - Ulia Ali.
Beach in Hanalei, Kauai island, HI
Native American Inspired dress
Kauai beach
Azerbaijani model in Hawaii.

Suede Dress - Make Me Chic (only $22.90!)

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Week 19: Honeymoon in Hawaii. Beach Babe in Black.

Shein Black Fringe swimsuit

Today I am sharing another Hawaiian beach look that was shot in the cute town of Hanalei. I found this black fringed swimsuit on the Sheinside online store and was so excited to wear it!

This swimsuit definitely attracted a lot of attention and stole the show. I would advise buying a double-sided tape to keep the top in place especially if you plan to dance or move around town in this swimsuit, or else you might run therisk of flashing your boobage :) Luckily, I had tape in my purse for this kind of revealing top or bodysuit. So don't be shy, and grab your sexy swimsuit from Sheinside (they deliver worldwide and often for free!).

Ulia Ali in black fringed swimsuit. Azerbaijani woman, girl.
Blogger in Kauai. Beach look Sheinside.

Swimsuit - Shein (Only $11.99!)

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Азербайджанская модель в бикини. Фотосессия
Girl holding dragon fruit
Dragon fruit, beach accessories

After our beach photoshoot Ben and I went to Wishing Well Shave Ice  in Hanalei and I got their famous Rainbow Shave Ice that is so perfect for Instagram photos (and it's delicious of course!). Can you believe that what I am holding is a KID'S PORTION?! The normal one was the size of my head! So if you have a sweet tooth and you are in Kauai, check this place out.

Wishing Well Shave Ice in Hanalei on Kauai island.
Wishing Well Shave Ice Review. Rainbow Ice
Black swimsuit on Kauai, Hawaii State
sand love
Kauai Hawaii. Girl on a tree

Week 19: Hawaii. Aloha, Beaches! Zaful Swimwear Review.

Zaful swimsuit review. White lace one-piece. Aloha Beaches in Hawaii!

Dear readers, I apologise for not updating Pastiche.Today this past week. I am currently on my vacation the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii and I am predictably busy :)

I will try to keep you updated on Instagram, but I am very excited to finally share my swimwear photoshoots and travel tips on the blog. Ben is a really wonderful and supporting man and even though he doesn't always enjoy taking pictures, he helped out because he knows how important Pastiche.today is to me. I have also been lucky to shoot with Marcus Bloss and I cannot wait to show you what we have created together. So while everyone else is writing about Fashion Week, I am going to show you some awesome beach photographs and write a unique Kauai Travel Guide!

White swimsuit on Kauai island in Hawaii. Zaful review. Model: Ulia Ali

ZAFUL SWIMWEAR:

Today I am showing you my photographs in this absolutely stunning swimsuit from ZAFUL. This one-piece is very intricate and beautiful, and is so perfect for honeymooning. I have been so impressed by the quality of Zaful items and their wide range of clothes and swimwear that I just have to share a little list of my favourites from the shop at the end of this post (along with coupon codes!). Girls, I really do highly recommend this online store!

Ulia Ali black and white portrait by Benjamin Pillmore.
Kauai Beach in Hawaii.
White Lace bikini in Kauai. Honeymoon attire in Hawaii. What to wear on Honeymoon?
Beach Babe Ulia Ali in Kauai, Hawaii
Ulia Ali photoshoot.
Hawaiian Adventures by Ulia Ali.
Zaful review by Ulia Ali. Blogger in Hawaii
Ulia Ali is a beach bunny. Hawaii bum
USA blogger Ulia Ali in Hawaii.
Kauai beach babe. Hawaiian Dream
Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. Zaful review.
Dior sunglasses photoshoot. By blogger Ulia Ali
Azeri girl and USA blogger in Kauai, Hawaii.

Swimsuit - Zaful | Sunglasses - Dior

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