February 2011

March 1, 2011

A Mani-cure for Polish Problems

Lei ChicGlitter polish is all over the runways and looks gorgeous on your nails. But getting rid of the gritty stuff can be a pain. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann has four simple steps to wiping your manicure clean, no scrubbing required.

1 - Saturate cotton with polish remover. One with acetone works best.

2 - Cover your nail with the cotton and wrap the entire tip in aluminum foil.

3 - Press down on it, then let it set for five minutes.

4 - Slide off the foil and... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 28, 2011

Spring Gleaming

Are you a sucker for samples?
Has your cute, hold-everything makeup bag exploded into a catch-all of barely opened bottles and compacts?

There's no glossing over the fact that when it comes to the cosmetic counters you're like a kid in an eye-candy store. Don't let talk of  tempting new spring lines turn you into a beauty school cop out. Nordstrom Beauty Director Joelle Russo shares her picks of the new products you really will use this season.
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Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 27, 2011

Sponsored Edition: Interior Refined

Lei ChicYour old high school BFF's birthday is next week. Your distant cousin's wedding is later this month. And there’s that housewarming party for the co-worker you know well enough to feel obligated to attend, but not well enough to have any idea what to bring.

What you need is a lunch break shopping stop where you can get in and get out in minutes, and have presents that look like you put in hours of thought to show for it.

Now you can turn to Lanikai Home + Style, which makes good taste a family affair. Owner Wayne Parker is an interior designer. His wife Mona spent 15 years... Read more »

Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 25, 2011

A Star is Worn

You have your wine, popcorn, and fashionista girlfriends all ready for that Super Bowl of style, Sunday's Academy Awards. Watching the red carpet can leave you green. You dream of couture and caviar, but your reality is more like the sale rack and Ritz crackers.

Still, you can do better than answering "Forever 21" if you're ever asked "who are you wearing?" Just try on these celeb-designed lines on for style.

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February 24, 2011


We're sorry to see you go...

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February 24, 2011


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February 24, 2011

Weekend Picks - February 24, 2011

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February 22, 2011

Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow


Your friends waxed poetic. But your last brow treatment just left you a little tweezed off. Now, you're stuck with an ever surprised look that's making everyone at your meetings think you forgot to pencil them in.

Enter neuveauBrow. The new treatment by the makers of neuLash promises thicker, healthier brows in just about a month.

neuveauBrow consists of 13 ingredients which mainly moisturize and nourish the hair follicles, including nutrient-rich pumpkin seed extract, smoothing almond protein and natural... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 22, 2011

Too Much to Sandal

Lei ChicIt was love at first sight.

One glance leaves you giddy. You are head over heels, already peeping into your future together as a pair: soulful romantic dinners, parties with friends, getaways to big cities wedged in between weekends along the ocean.

Then one unforgivable sentence drives a stiletto right into your heart.

"Sorry, we don't have that in a size 7."

The shoe may not fit,... Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()

February 18, 2011

Take Five

www.leichic.comFriday-pau hana drinks and celebration
Saturday-workout (maybe), beach/shopping, dinner out
Sunday-lunch with the girls, laundry, tv time

What to do on your bonus day off? In honor of their day, give most of those presidents in your wallet a break. Here's a list of ways to go holoholo for under $5.

You keep your head down when you're rushing to work. But there's a lot to see in downtown Honolulu, especially when it's easier to find parking (like on a federal holiday).
Experience: A stroll through history for... Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 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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