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Enhance eyelashes using gentle, curling heat
In the days when I wanted eyelashes that curled up rather than fell straight down like Levolors, I dreamed of an eyelash perm kit that would hold the tiny hairs up for good.
Such a substance would likely blind users, so I forgot about it and stuck to eyelash curler and mascara, before giving up. I mean, he loves me for me, not for anything as trivial as my lashes.
But could I love me? Apparently not now that there's a viable solution for the straight-lash dilemma. I had to try it as soon as I heard about it.
New Artemis Woman tool does for eyelashes what a curling iron does for hair.
Artemis Woman delivers the Double Curl Gentle Heat Lash Curler, which uses two AAA batteries to power up. Like a curling iron for your hair, in miniature, the curler warms in 30 seconds, turning the silicone lash pad from orange to white when it's ready to go to work.
I am such a big baby I was afraid it would somehow burn my eye, but it's no more dangerous than a regular, push-up eyelash curler, and the heating pad is no hotter than tepid tea. And it does hold your lashes in place far longer than a traditional curler. Just finish with your favorite mascara and you go, cover girl.
It's not available in Hawaii yet. Find it at www.artemiswoman.com, WalMart.com or Amazon.com at $24.99.
By Nadine Kam
COURTESY CRYSTAL PANCIPANCI
Local hairsylist Crystal Pancipanci, left, and Valerie Bertinelli will make an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show.
Makeover on TV features isle stylist
Local celebrity stylist, hair and makeup artist Crystal Pancipanci teams up with Valerie Bertinelli on the "Rachael Ray Show" to give a surprise dream bridal makeover to Ray fan Heidi Quinn of Mahanoy City, Pa.
The segment, taped in March, will air at 3 p.m. Tuesday on KGMB.
Married for three years, Heidi and her husband Warren were flown in from Philadelphia for their first visit to Hawaii to share her inspiring weight loss story and retake their wedding photos.
Bertinelli, whose weight-loss journey with Jenny Craig was documented in a TV and print campaign, also showed up in support of the Quinns.
Gallery showcases jewelry and art
Jewelry by Babs Miyano-Young, Florence Miyano and Lynn Boyer will be among the works available during the spring art show and sale at the Tagami & Powell Gallery and Gardens.
The event takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the gardens at 47-754 Lamaula Road in Kaneohe.
Also on view will be oils on canvas, ceramics and custom Tibetan rugs. Admission is free.
Experts examine Niihau shell leis
Pamela Ka'ilikini Dow has reassembled her panel of Niihau shell lei makers and will be helping those wishing to authenticate their Niihau shell leis during an event titled "Our Mother's Hidden Treasures," taking place on Kauai, May 22 to 24.
Leis will be examined from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. all three days at Forever Kauai at the Waimea Canyon General Store, 8171 Kekaha Road (the start of Kokee Road).
Certificates will be issued only upon unanimous agreement of the assembled panel, following strict guidelines as established by Dow, a local authority on the shell lei. A suggested retail value will be made upon individual request.
The analysis and stamped paperwork will be free to individual owners. However, no products of business or commercial entities will be reviewed.
Dow held a similar event on Oahu in 2004 in conjunction with the passing of a state law that forbids use of the term "Niihau shells" unless the crafted item consisted of shells (at least 80 percent) only from the shores of Niihau.
Call (808) 337-2888 on Kauai.
[ COMING UP ]
Men's chorale group performs on Oahu
The Azuza Pacific University Men's Chorale wraps up a tour of Oahu with free performances through Sunday. The group, from the Los Angeles area, has been performing around town all week.
They'll be performing Hawaiian and patriotic selections:
Today: 6 p.m. concert at First Presbyterian Church, Kaneohe.
Tomorrow: 1 p.m., Banyan Courtyard, Hale Koa Hotel; 3 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center.
Saturday: Noon, Ala Moana CenterStage.
Sunday: 2 p.m. Kapiolani Park Bandstand, with the Royal Hawaiian Band.
UH concert features Indian musicians
"Rhythms of India," a concert of classical instrumental music, takes place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Art Auditorium, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Musicians from India will perform: Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya on santoor, Aloke Dasgupta on sitar and Abhishek Basu on tabla. Meet them before the concert, at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 to $50, available at India Market, 946-2020; or call 395-7914 or 377-3040. Proceeds benefit Child Rights and You.
World Fireknife contest heads for finale
The 16th Annual World Fireknife Championships are headed for a finale Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Preliminaries and semifinals take place at 7:45 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, with the finals beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. For those planning a day at the park, a cultural presentation by the Samoa Festival High School begins at 9 a.m.
Admission is $8, $6 children.
Call 293-3333 or visit www.polynesia.com