Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spring Forward

Lei Chic The ball dropped. The illegal sparklers (left over from last year, promise!) are out. 2011 is over and you’re a little burned out on your smoky, sophisticated palette that made you the hot one on the holiday party circuit.

Here’s a glimmer of hope – six new finds for your makeup kit.

After all, sometimes it is okay to start a new year with beauty call.



Lei Chic For Your Files
Dior’s new Garden Party nail lacquers ($23) perfectly polish off those in-season saturated pastels. But that’s just the tip of the manicure – when the Waterlily (left) and Forget-Me Not (right) shades dry you’re left with the faint scent of roses.
These popular shades have sold out in several places. DFS Galleria in Waikiki has both in stock at 330 Kalakaua Ave. Neiman Marcus in Ala Moana is expecting another shipment of a few pieces next week or you shop on Dior.com.
Lei Chic Stroke of Genius
Sometimes pretty things come in less packaging. Guerlain’s Noir G Mascara ($49) sleek packaging features not only a mirror that unfolds with one click for lash-and-dash jobs, but the scented mascara cartridge and lush brush easily swap out with refills ($26).
Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center.
Lei Chic Bright Lights
Be bold and beautiful in Bobbi Brown’s new Neon and Nudes Collection. Swipe on the neutral colors in an eye-poppingly pink palette ($45) and pump it up with a glossy, glam lip ($23). Or give your lids a jolt with shimmery shadows ($21) in vibrant violet and electric blue.
Ultra nude palette, eye color in ultra violet and blue bell, glosses in citrus, cosmic pink, and ultra violet are available at Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center or on Bobbi Brown’s website.
Lei Chic Pencil This In
Superstar of the well-groomed high-brow crowd, Anastasia Soares introduces a Brow Enhancing Serum ($36) that conditions and restores growth for those with a little too much pluck.
Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center and Sephora locations.
Lei Chic Cherry Condition
It’s not just lip service, Bite’s new Fruit Lip Scrub ($18) really does smell yummy enough to eat. Your pout will look just as delicious after a round with the edible fruit acids, exfoliating rice bran, and natural moisturizing oils.
Sephora online or at the Ala Moana Center location.
Lei Chic Overnight Sensation
Skincare favorite Bliss’s new The Youth As We Know It ($79) anti-aging night cream promises to turn back line while you sleep. The super rich formula sinks in immediately for moisture without the grease.
Exclusive to Sephora, online or locations in Pearlridge, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki, and Maui.

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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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