IWI NAILS - Holoholo Collection

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He mau pepeiao ko ka iʻa.  I was always told never to say you’re going fishing, because the fish will hear you. So instead we say “We going Holoholo”. This collection is inspired by the Holoholo lifestyle from Mauka to Makai. This lifestyle puts food on the table and feeds our mind and spirit - nothing beats a day in the mauna or ma kai going Holoholo! 

ʻUpena, fishing poles, lūheʻe and more are all important tools for a fisherman, there's another tool that is just as important - kilokilo (observation). Observing bird behavior, moon cycles, tides and more are all important skills for a kanaka lawaiʻa. This set is inspired by those kilokilo tools that all good fishermen need. 

I haʻaheo no ka lawaiʻa i ka lako i ka ʻupena - the fisherman may be well proud when well supplied with nets. We all need good tools to help us succeed - though hoʻolei ʻupena is not necessarily a traditional fishing technique, it is often used by kanaka today to lawaiʻa. The ʻUpena (Throw Net) nails are inspired by this popular fishing technique. 

Shallow calm water and reef flats are perfect for spotting heʻe, but let's remember to conserve our resources and only gather what you need! This nail design is inspired by the kohola (the shallow sea within the reef) - a great place to spot heʻe, torch and more! 

The Mahimahi nail strip is inspired by one of my favorite pelagic fishes. It's vibrant yellows, blues, greens and silvers make it one of the most handsome, and the perfect inspiration for a bright and unique mani. It's also ʻono ʻono ʻono!

Get a quick and long lasting ʻāina-ful manicure with these gel nail strips. Unlike typical nail strips, you cure these after application for a manicure that lasts 3-4 weeks when applied correctly.

*Gel lamp required! Lamp sold separately* 

PRO TIP: Add a clear top coat to protect your manicure longer!

Color may slightly vary from photos.