Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Beauty Beats Beast II

An errant splash of that morning latte.

That not-so-dry home mani/pedi.

Those uber-cute heels that look amazing, but aren’t-so-grate when you get stuck in that sidewalk crack/manhole cover/damp lawn.

It doesn’t take much to turn your outfit from Le Chic to Tres Tragic. We found four items to help you stay at your style best.

Lei ChicGet the Point
Keep your next outdoor party from becoming an accidental stake out with Solemate heel protectors. The plastic caps snap on and give you a broader, less stab-ready stiletto without destroying your shoe. Solemates come in black, clear, silver, gold and even in wider versions for bigger heels so you won’t stand out for the wrong reasons.
Solemates sell for $12 at Silvery Moon boutique, 1125 S. King St. 808.593.9883.

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Off the Ball
Turns out those “comfortable” stacked heel boots weren’t made for walking, but ballet slippers leave you flat. Try on Sidekicks new slippers, which just arrived in store last week. The company known for its foldable ballet flats online now offers black, silver, and pink slip-ons in a purse-friendly sized pouch for those days when it’s impossible to get off on the right foot.
Sidekick foldable slippers are $19 at Cinnamon Girl stores: Ala Moana, Pearlridge, Ward Center and Kahala Mall.

Lei ChicClosing the Gap
Next time you find you're playing peek-a-boo with your new wrap shirt, don't struggle with that unsightly safety pin. Bosom Buttons pierce through that problem area with a simple clasp in the back. Each is decorated with a Swarovski crystal or pearl for a too-low-cut solution with sparkle.

Bosom Buttons are $12 each or 3 for $25 at bosombutton.com.

Lei ChicPick Me Up
Your evening bag barely has room for your phone, never mind a lint roller. Now there's clutch-sized Hollywood Touch Up Sheets for those hairy situations. Each packet has 30 super-sticky sheets so you'll never show up at a party in lint condition.
Hollywood Touch Up Sheets are $4.99 for two packs of 30 sheets on its website.

Click here and here for more of Lei Chic’s beauty problem-solvers.

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in Permalink

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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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