Friday, August 1, 2008

Lash Out

You’re batting nearly a thousand in the beauty department lately. Your new brow shaping appointments are a real hit. And the in-home massage you’ve scheduled every month is nothing short of a grand slam.

But your bald little eyelids, with their few sparse lashes, have three strikes against them thanks to the ravages of mascara, lash curlers and the occasional glued-on strip of fakes.

Bat-worthy lashes (like home-run hitters) need a little extra juice, like a customized set of eyelash extensions from Kristin Wood.

By bonding individual fibers to your natural lashes, Wood gives www.leichic.comyou the full, thick, glossy black blinkers you’ve always wanted. Each fiber is a feathery wisp of polyester or silk. Varying in length, thickness and curl, they’re arranged along your lid to mimic your natural lashes, only amplified.

Wood recently began offering the top-of-the-line “mink” lashes, which are made from more flexible and durable fiber, and are the most natural feeling on your eyes (but they’re still synthetic and “mink” in name only).

The whole process takes two or three hours, and you’ll still be able to wear mascara and curl your lashes, if you want – but you likely won’t need to.

And your hours-long morning makeup session?
It’s a whole new ballgame.

Kristin Wood Beauty Boutique, 1016 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 260 (in the Kilohana Square shopping center), 808.738.7386.

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2008 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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