Lei Chic - February 2011

A Mani-cure for Polish Problems

Glitter 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.…

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…

Sponsored Edition: Interior Refined

Your 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…

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…

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Weekend Picks - February 24, 2011

See Shooting the CurlWhat: Spend an evening in the waves without getting your hair wet at the grand opening of the Clark Little Art Gallery. Graze on snacks while you gaze at his stunning surf shots. On the way out,…

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…

Too Much to Sandal

It 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…

Take Five

Friday-pau hana drinks and celebration Saturday-workout (maybe), beach/shopping, dinner out Sunday-lunch with the girls, laundry, tv time Monday? What to do on your bonus day off? In honor of their day, give most of those presidents in your wallet a…

Weekend Picks - February 17, 2011

Blueprints of Tides What: Beautiful Kailua Beach becomes a construction zone for the 33rd Annual Sandcastle Esquisse (esquisse: the first sketch of a picture or model of a sculpture). Bring a picnic and sunscreen to reserve a seat along the…

Long Time, No Spend

You meant to stop by. To call. To check in. But life and work have kept you too busy, and you've neglected some of your usual shops. No need to feel guilty. Here's a look at what's new at some…

Something Gold, Something New

You know it's the thought that counts. But your new guy's new gift says he thought you were an old school rapper. You pretend to love it. You're really counting the days until you can get the thick gold rope…

Hello, Hot Stuff

A third set of roses just paraded past your desk. You survived a four-minute serenade of "I Love You Truly" from a barbershop quartet to your co-worker on the left. You're feeling not so sweet, and just a little salty…

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It's 10:00 Monday morning. You're already dreaming about 5:00 Friday night for days. You can't wait to detour off your routine daily path from the parking garage to your cubicle, then back home for nuked take-out leftovers and Sex and…

Vegging Out

Work Out. Pick Up the Dry Cleaning. Wash the car. Groceries. Grab drinks with friends. So your to 'do list' largely turned into a 'to do later' list. You can get by without most of your errands. But skipping the…

Get Your Mac On

You: Huh, I wonder if my spam filter is weeding out all those guys who are trying to connect with me on Match. Spam filter: Nope, not me. Maybe it’s all the mentions of your ex. Maybe it’s the fact…

Weekend Picks - February 10, 2011

I Do, Deja Vu What: Why wait until the 14th to say 'I love you'. Sunday, Chaminade University is opening its scenic chapel, with sweeping views of Diamond Head, for a free renewal ceremony. Just show up with your loved…

For Your Guys Only

Pop Quiz. Last Valentine's Day you gave your special someone: a) A home-cooked meal b) A picture of you c) A hard time for forgetting February 14th and/or giving you that roadside hazard kit he thought really showed he cared.…

Feast for the Eyes

You recognize the symptoms. The perspiring brow. The furtive glances. The whispered phone conversations in the other room. Although it happens every year, like the Super Bowl, somehow he forgot Valentine's Day. So you know you'll end up eating somewhere…

Putting on the Blitz

You know lots of things. Like where to find half-price designer shoes and exactly how many calories are in a snack size package of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Sadly, the intricacies of football are not on said list of things. Worst…

Weekend Picks - February 3, 2011

Sweetheart Deals Forget a special someone, if you're lusting for that vintage bag, Fighting Eel dress, or fashionista find, your favorite downtown boutiques have deals for you this weekend! What: Catherine's Closet is looking for love. Write a valentine to…

An App a Day

If you need to find buried treasure, there’s a map for that. If you need to ask a jolly man for gifts, there’s a lap for that. If you need to pay homage to your favorite discount store, there’s a…

Va Va Boom!

New Year’s resolutions? Not so much. You passed on the cocktails, skipped the chips and just said no to those holiday calorie bombs. So while the masses endure Zumba classes more crowded than Waikiki in wedding season, your buff bod…