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Iwi Nails

Iwi Core Collection: Paʻakai ʻAlaea

Iwi Core Collection: Paʻakai ʻAlaea

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ʻAlaea is a redish/brown earth often used in medicine and ceremony. When mixed with Paʻakai, it can be used to season many types of meaʻai (food). This nail strip has rust, pink and white colors that are similar to the Paʻakai ʻAlaea or red salt.

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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Cute designs!

I was super happy with the design! However I didn’t know they were more translucent than the photos on the site. The sizing would’ve been nice to have one more option than had, I have a little bit wider nail beds so I had to stretch some a bit… but it worked out! I did love how they are on the thinner side and look so realistic. I didn’t feel they looked like stickers at all!! They also didn’t lift once (I paired it with the top coat) my hands are in water a lot and that was just the icing on the cake. I’ve tried stickers from target before and I would choose these a hundred times instead. My nails felt so beautiful!

Sorry we didn't accurately capture the transparency in the photos, we will work to improve that! I will also look into more inclusive sizing. Mahalo nui for your feedback!

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