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Iwi Core Collection: Pili Kau, Pili Hoʻoilo

Iwi Core Collection: Pili Kau, Pili Hoʻoilo

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"Pili kau, pili hoʻoilo"
Together in the dry season, together in the wet season. Said of loving companionship. (Pukui, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau 2649)

Hawaiʻi really only has two seasons - Kauwela (dry season) and Hoʻoilo (wet season). Though it varies by mokupuni and moku, kauwela is typically hot and dry - our surroundings dusty and brown, with the yellow and orange of the sun beaming down. Hoʻoilo is typically marked by cool winds and frequent rains as our surroundings transition back to lush greenery. This nail strip reflects both seasons and is a reminder that through the kauwela & the hoʻoilo, your loved ones will always be there!!

I chose the name Iwi for this business because not only were these nails inspired by various iwi (shells, antlers[kiwi], coconut shells & more) but these nails also take on an iwi like quality when you cure them. Koʻu iwi, my bones, are both figuratively and literally at the core of who I am, as iwi are integral to many living things around us. The Iwi Core Collection are our solids and plain colors. These ʻāina inspired colors will be restocked periodically, so you can count on these basics to be around!

We do our best to photograph the nail strips to capture the true color, but color online may vary slightly from actual color. Nonetheless, the best representation of the nail colors are the photos of the actual strips on our site (sticker on the box is not an accurate color representation). To get the best idea of the true color, focus on the photos of the actual strips. Mahalo!


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Precious Hose
Colorful Nails For All Occasions!

I bought this set to match my dress at a wedding. I also got the nā hōkū ones for my toes too! I got the most compliments for my nails because of the different colors. My iwi set also witnessed its first engagement, so these will forever be a memento! They're super easy to apply and put on, which made it convenient despite my busy schedule. DIY and save some kālā, while looking excellent! These lasted a month, but that was only because my work is very hands-on. With lots of care, I'm sure it can last longer!

Oh my gosh! So glad Iwi got to be a part of something so special to you! Hoʻomaikaʻi iā ʻolua - Congrats! Mahalo for the support.

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