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Iwi Core Collection: Maniniʻōwali

Iwi Core Collection: Maniniʻōwali

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Named for one of my favorite Kona beaches back in the day, Maniniʻōwali is a bright turquoise that resembles the sandy shallows (when the surf doesn't wash out the sand that is!) The moʻolelo of that place, according to place names of Hawaiʻi is: "A girl named Maniniʻōwali was betrothed as a child to Uluweuweu because their parents were close friends. When the wedding day approached the boy became ill. A kahuna made the diagnosis that he was in love with someone else. The kahuna prayed for the girl, but the gods turned both young people into rocks that can be seen at low tide."

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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Ang M.
Pretty and long lasting

This was my first time buying this type of “nail polish” And it did not disappoint. 10 days in and zero chips, unlike regular nail polish. I didn’t do a very good job putting them on, a few are too far up my nail bed so they stick up in the back a bit. If you can keep from doing that, these are the way to go when it comes to doing your nails.

Thank you so much! Glad they worked for you!!

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