Can You Guess What’s in Tiana Becker Gamble’s Beauty Bag?

We got some beauty advice from this sun-kissed designer.


Photo: David Croxford 

Co-founder of the über-popular swimwear blog Bikini Bird, Pūpūkea native Tiana Becker Gamble has translated her love of all things beach into a burgeoning brand that celebrates the best of Island life. Considering 100,000-plus Instagram followers turn to her for daily styling and travel inspiration, it made perfect sense to tap the sun-kissed maven for a little beauty advice. Between coordinating photo shoots, hunting for new brands and planning exclusive collabs, she took a moment to share some of her must-haves.




Bird Watch



Bikini Bird launched its online boutique in 2014 and has been steadily growing its merchandise mix. It now stocks swimwear, clothing, jewelry, accessories and beach extras from a ton of covetable brands, such as MikohIssa de’ Mar, Mara Hoffman, Faithful the Brand and Beach Riot. This fall, keep an eye out for the launch of Bikini Bird’s in-house collection and a ton of fresh collaborations, including exclusive colorways from Acacia and tee team-ups with Quality Peoples. 


Beauty Bag Spill 

Photo: David Croxford


1. Sweet Talk 

“Locally made Aim Hi’s Organic Vegan Lip Balm is a must-pack when traveling—it has the best texture and taste.” $7, Magnolia, Kāhala Mall, 734-2200.


2. Well Red 

Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is perfect for a dressy occasion and it won’t smear throughout the night.”  $26, Sephora, 2250 Kālakaua Ave., 923-3301.


3. Smooth Move

ColorProof is the best hair care line for our tropical climate. The RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum is the best for managing wispy hairs.” $27, salon bobbi and guy, pearlridge, 488-7007.


4. Take Five

“I use Dior 5 Couleurs Eye Shadow Palette in Ambre for a good smoky eye.” $62, T Galleria Hawai‘i by DFS, 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave., 931-2700.


5. Flight Plan

“On the plane I layer Osea’s Eye Gel Serum on thick right before takeoff—it keeps my eyes moisturized throughout the flight.” $66, Nalu Kinetic Spa, Turtle Bay Resort, 447-6868.


6. Hit Refresh 

“I put on Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask three times a week before I go to bed. It smells amazing and it makes me feel refreshed in the morning.” $55, Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center, 951-8887.




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