Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Best of Lei Chic 2011: Top Gear

Lei ChicAs we get set to ring in 2012, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2011. Enjoy and see you next year!

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Originally published July 18, 2011

Operator: 911, what is your emergency?

You: Help! I’ve just had a beauty blow out on the freeway and I don’t know what to do!

Operator: Calm down. What is the situation?

You: I was all pumped up about my outfit this morning. But now I’m dealing with an oil spill on my face, haywire hair, worn-down treads on my strappies, and a serious overheating problem. The only thing running is my mascara and I have to be at a party in half an hour. I’m hosed!

Operator: Listen to me. Can you safely get to a gas station?

You: (panicked, uneasy breath) Yes! I mean I think so.

Operator: Everything you need is inside that convenience store. I’m going to walk you through this.

For that pimple – Grab some aspirin, crush it up, and mix it in water. Reve Salon Senior Stylist Ashlee Valeros says put the paste on your zit for about 20 minutes to take away the redness and puffiness. Visine will also deemphasize the problem.

For that oily complexion – Fashion and beauty expert Christine Gardner of Flaunt says a disposable toilet seat cover is an effective emergency blotter.

For your hair – Valeros says dryer sheets will whisk away your fly aways. The sheets can also work as a deodorant and deal with static cling that’s making your skirt ride up.

For your skidding stilettos – A little hairspray on the sole will help you stick that landing. Gardner adds hairspray on a toothbrush can tame out-of-control brows.

For your melting makeup – Gardner says olive oil will remove makeup as well as any special remover.

For added polish – A red popsicle followed by Vaseline or gloss, Valeros says, can stand in for a lip stain.

You: Perfect! By the way, my maintenance light has been on for the last four miles. Should I be worried?

Operator: Sorry. That’s tow-tally not our speed.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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