Holiday at Trump, Part II

December 10th, 2010
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Nadine Kam photos
Haley Pancipanci, whose mother is stylist Crystal Pancipanci, was the youngest guest at a Sephora event and spa open house at the Spa at Trump Dec. 7. Both mother and daughter signed up for nail polish changes.

Sephora and the Spa at Trump teamed up for a holiday beauty event at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Dec. 7, with the offer of makeup touchups, nail polish changes, mini facials and quick shoulder massages.

I could probably use a masseuse working at my desk eight hours a day due to the occupational hazard of persistent typing fatique. I’m so used to my shoulders and that arm muscle near the elbow aching that I think that’s all that’s wrong, but principal massage therapist Christiane Coty’s strong hands told me otherwise. The pains go all the way down my spine, though the shoulder pains usually distract from them. Good to know.

In the manicure room, I was admiring the chocolate brown color stylist Crystal Pancipanci was getting, but guests were able to sign up for the mini services in advance, and all were booked.

In the makeup room, Stila makeup artist Starr Gentry was sharing the brand’s latest holiday products, including its fantastic Color Wheel eyeshadow palette with a pro artist lookbook showing the many looks that can be achieved with the $38 37-color palette. It includes a trio of rosy colors that can do double-duty on cheeks.

Many of us were drawn to tubes of glitter eye liner, available in multiple colors, which Sephora staffers used to apply sparkling cat eyes, perfect for the party season ahead!

Stila makeup artist Starr Gentry was helping Sephora with makeup application. She’s sharing some of Stila’s new holiday products with Helena Barahal, whose daughter Olivia is in the background.


Starr was showing Stila’s new holiday Color Wheel Eyeshadow Palette that measures about 8-by-8 inches). Thirty-seven wet/dry colors for $38. With rosy colors that can also double as cheek color, it may be the only palette you’ll need for a long time. It comes with a booklet of eye looks created by Stila’s makeup artists, using every color.

Faye Ross, of Stella Honolulu, showed me her four-ways earrings. You can see how the entire earring at upper left, breaks down into the three other pieces shown. It’s one way to get four looks out of one approximately $58 pair of earrings. To date, the Spa at Trump is the only place that carries them, and she said they’ll be available in Monterey, Calif., before they hit the mainstream in Hawaii. The piece at the far right is an add-on accessory.

Tiare Thomas, left, with Tiffany Below.

Guests Tiana and Nobuhide Torii.

Party guests in red and black, from left, Reine Ah Moo, Anya Rozova and Kyle Kagamida.

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