Glitties Nail Art puts fingers and toes in the limelight with its glitter-based nail polishes, powders, and do-it-yourself mani-pedi kits. The company's biggest claim to fame, however, is its specially formulated bonding and sealing formula, which adheres the sparkly shade to the natural nail and gives it the look, feel, and wear of a gel. When applied correctly, Glitties polishes can last 10 days on the fingers and four to six weeks on the toes, allowing customers to get professional results without stepping foot into a salon, where an amateur stylist might accidentally shave their head. Nail-art kits come loaded with everything necessary for a perfect pedicure, including enough bonding and sealing formula to yield 15 applications, and products can easily be removed using standard polish remover or acetone.
Family Storehouse's packs of food supplies and other survival materials help kinfolk prepare themselves for emergency situations and natural disasters. Sets of 72-hour food and equipment supplies for humans and pets arrive stocked with bandages, Swiss-style army knives, milk bones, and dehydrated food to keep hunger at bay for three full days when access to stores and pizza-delivery helicopters is limited. An array of freeze-dried food and pre-made meals pair nicely with glasses of water purified with portable treatment systems. Family Storehouse also stocks first-aid kits and other emergency supplies such as waterproof matches, dust masks, and butane fuel.
The frame-builders at Repartee Gallery have encased pictures, posters, and keepsakes for wall display since 1978. Clients tote in portraits, lucky baseballs, or a child's first parking ticket before sifting through the gallery's extensive selection of frames, glass, and matting options. An expert art-housing architect will assign cost to the project, with prices generally starting at $50, and go to work forming the framing elements neatly around the chosen object. The final product renders a cherished heirloom ready for placement on a wall or mantel, and, like the unwavering fealty of a wookiee sidekick, comes backed by a lifetime guarantee.
The DIY doyens at Jones Paint & Glass stock the store with an impressive array of wall hues and wood finishes to quench thirsty brushes and spruce up surfaces. Home-improvement projects, such as painting a bedroom or covering up graffiti left by a rebellious house cat, move forward with ease when homeowners wield a bucket of Ralph Lauren paint (around $45/gal.). Hawked in the New World since 1754, Devoe Regency paint (around $40/gallon) proffers a spectrum of interior and exterior tones, and Sikkens wood finish (around $43–$65/gal.) makes doors, baseboards, or peg legs gleam with a glossy, high-quality sheen.
Avon Retail Store's shelves shimmer with Avon products that have fortified women cosmetically for 125 years. Customers can schedule a spa appointment with themselves using a candy phone and products from Anew Beauty. This clinical-strength line includes the Derma-Full Lip Volumizer ($22) and the Face-to-Feet Five-Piece Skin Conditioning Collection ($9.99) with shower gels, body lotion, body spray, and bath oil accented with strawberry and guava. Avon Color products accent facial features with tones from SuperExtend Mascara ($9) and Extralasting Lipstick ($9) that, like a juicy secret, clings to lips for up to eight hours. Those who also opt for the Glitter Toes Kit from Glitties select their glitter from 100 different colors, such as Shocking Pink and Berrylicious. Bonding and sealing formulas then secure these dazzling hues to the tips of dull sock dwellers and tired sandal riders.
Specializing in modest swimwear that enhances alluring features while hiding the less-alluring ones, Hapari offers a wide range of women’s, men’s, and junior items. Available in various styles such as the Island Fever Butterfly ($32) or the Retro S.O.S ($54), the tankini, which can be worn as a halter, tank, or in a crisscross, provides a versatile addition to beach-going wardrobes. Men can pick up a pair of compression shorts ($18), and youngsters can also frolic in a Retro Sport tankini ($35) or a pair of junior compression shorts ($15). Or soak up some extra sun with a traditional Cali Palms bikini ($36). Stop by Hapari’s store to check out fetching swimwear firsthand, and let the helpful staff share its copious water-reveling knowledge.