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January 27, 2009

Uncommon Scents

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A breath of fresh air is not exactly how you’d describe what usually blows over from Kona.

But that’s only because you haven’t heard about Hamakua-based Hana Nai‘a Aromatherapy, whose scents are prized for their head and lung-clearing effects on the voggiest of days.

Until now, Hana Nai‘a’s essential oils were kept under wraps – make that 400-thread count wraps – and available only at the spa at Four Seasons Hualalai and a few other super-posh Big Island spas and resorts.

But the company’s newly launched... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 26, 2009

Your Main Tweeze

www.leichic.comYou learned it the hard way: too much (or not enough) plucking and waxing are your arch enemies.

But you have an ally in eyebrow guru Rene Rodriguez. He reshapes brows to make subtle – but noticeable – changes that can make your eyes look more open, emphasize your best features and even make your face look a bit younger.

Rodriguez approaches brow shaping like a haircut (which it is, essentially) and has his clients sit upright in a chair as he wields tweezers and mini-scissors with precision. Before he starts, he’ll sketch out the arch shape he’s... Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 23, 2009

Hot Pursuit

Inflatable TV from www.openaircinema.us You’ve escaped the cubicle – for the afternoon at least. Here’s where to find a wifi spot fast – without all the “hot or not?” debate.

Start at www.jiwire.com, where you can call up a list of local wireless signals and hotspots, (many of them free), by inputting your zip code. There are more than 250 listed in Honolulu alone, making it easy to be at the right place at the right time.

If you’re an Oceanic Road Runner or... Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 22, 2009

Weekend Picks - January 22, 2009

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Good Buy Love
What: A day of shopping and seminars from local boutiques and designers, all featured in the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O‘ahu.” Get a glimpse inside here.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; VIP hour begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Cupola Theater at the Honolulu Design Center, 1250... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 22, 2009

Weekend Picks - January 22, 2009

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Lei Chic’s guide to the weekend’s best events.

Good Buy Love
What: A day of shopping and seminars from local boutiques and designers, all featured in the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O‘ahu.” Get a glimpse inside here.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; VIP hour begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Cupola Theater at the Honolulu Design Center, 1250... Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


January 21, 2009

Beauty and the Budget

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Your beauty routine doesn’t have to be all about the Benjamins. Keep up appearances with these budget-friendly beauty services.

 In Good Hands
Well-maintained fingers and toes go a long way toward keeping your image polished. Keep your digits in check at Rainbow Nails in Kaimuki, where the re-grand opening special offers both mani and pedi for just $24.99. 1154 Koko Head Ave., 808.735.1751.‎


Wax On, Wax Off
You’re in your bikini practically every weekend – which means... Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Permalink | Comments ()


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About Lei Chic

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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