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May 5, 2008

Beauty Conquers Beast

Lucky you, Lei Chic has discovered four secrets to slay your most annoying beauty beasts.

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Scrub that Booty
Durable, circulation-boosting exfoliators were impossible to find, until the Indigenous Soap Company introduced the perfectly rough Brown Body Scrubber. It resists mold, dries quick, stretches to reach those faraway areas, and even makes soap last longer. Cellulite and waxing-induced in-grown hairs, be gone! Available online from Indigenous Soap Company, http://www.indigenousoap.com/

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May 5, 2008

Softer, I Pumice

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Dear Poor, Tired Feet:

I know I’ve been bad. I keep wearing shoes all the time, haven’t gone walking on the beach to at least give you an island-style pedicure (all that rainy winter weather wasn’t my fault, though!); and you don’t need to remind me that old nail polish isn’t helping matters.

But here I am, with an apology and solemn vow to make it up to you.

So let me treat you to Ola’s Volcanic Foot Scrub, handcrafted using naturally healing and restorative local ingredients (it’s even paraben-free).

Volcanic pumice and sea salt... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Knead to Know

www.leichic.com With a few taps of your fingers, everything you want comes to you on demand (well, almost everything). Last month it was an online shopping marathon to use all your Christmas gift cards, and after New Year’s it was getting your organic fix and signing up for weekly fruit and veggie delivery. But all that time hunched over the keyboard has you wishing for someone else’s digits to come work on you for a change.

As you wish. Call Tradewinds Outcall Massage and a professional licensed massage... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Ancient Hawaiian Secret

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Somewhere along the way, traditional became a bad word – conjuring visions of conservative clothes and drab foods served at mandatory family gatherings.

But connecting to our roots can often uncover rituals that make you feel good as new again (especially when massage is involved).

At Moku Ola Hawaiian Healing Center, owners and experienced practitioners Aoi and Pi‘ilani Wright employ ancient Hawaiian lomilomi and la‘au lapa‘au techniques to guide each client to a balanced body, mind, and spirit. Targeted therapies, such as a simple shower,... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Wax On, Wax Off

www.leichic.com Cliché, but true: it’s a small island. Looking your worst on a late night run for wine and ice cream? Garans you’ll run into your ex, high school arch enemy, or your boss. And when you’ve got a sensitive female appointment, forget privacy – somebody you know will be there, or know someone who knows someone…

So avoid at least one unexpected encounter and visit esthetician Katie Dye, who offers spa-caliber waxing services in her secluded Kailua residence. That means you won’t spot other clients in the parking lot, know any receptionists behind the... Read more »

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May 5, 2008

Crack The Code

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You’ve found the perfect clutch for your sister’s Christmas gift at a chic web boutique. But even with the today-only Cyber Monday discount, the shipping costs nearly as much as the bag itself. How do you justify pressing the “confirm order” button?

Will mainland stores ever realize Hawaii’s not a different country already?

And then there’s that empty field at the bottom of the screen—the one that reads “enter promotional discount code here (if applicable).”

If only you had a code—then you could pretend you actually did get the mainland-only... Read more »

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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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