Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Best Beauty Spots in LA

Space.NK
Space.NK is my go to store.  Though the stock doesn't change much, I always enjoy browsing around and looking at different products.  I especially love the store in Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza, as the staff at that store is incredibly nice and always willing to give out lots of samples.  The store in Bloomingdale's Century City is bigger and has more stock; on occasion I will venture there but I just love talking to the staff in Costa Mesa.  There is a stand alone store in Brentwood, however I have a Bloomingale's credit card so I prefer to shop where I can get Space.NK points and Bloomingdale's points.  Pick up: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Oribe.

Lather 
Head over to Pasadena for the best bath product store.  All products are locally made and are packed with natural ingredients.  They sell skincare, body care, bath products, aromatherapy oils, soaps, etc.  The staff is incredibly helpful without being pushy, the store smells amazing and is super calming.  Before the store opens you can schedule a little party to shop privately with friends, try products and have a few snacks (or adult drinks).  Pick Up: Coconut Creme body wash, Glow On The Go, Natural Sea Wool Sponge, Clear Head Balancing Balm

Walgreens Hollywood

I wish more Walgreens were like the Hollywood store.  Inside the store is the standard drugstore beauty section as well an expanded section called Look Beauty.  What's great is that Look Beauty sells a lot of brands from overseas that are usually hard to get your hands on.  Pick up: Nuxe Reve De Miel, Avene Cicalfate, Gosh Cosmetics

Sephora

Everyone loves a trip to Sephora.  I prefer to frequent the Santa Monica or South Coast Plaza stores as they carry a large variety of brands.  Both are always busy though.  I enjoy shopping at Sephora more than I used to because they now make samples of almost any product you want to try.  You can also get just about every hot beauty blogger item here.  Pick up: anything

Frederic Fekkai Melrose

Haircare time now.  I can't afford to go to Fekkai regularly, but they do have a program where you can be a "hair model" and pay $10 for a haircut or $20 for color.  When I first signed up I was a bit hesitant as to what hair model would mean.  Luckily the stylists asks you about your hair, your routine, what you want done and then works with the senior instructor from New York before doing anything to you hair.  I've had great results and so have friends.  You essentially get the same service as if you booked a stand alone appointment; all in a beautiful salon without breaking the bank.

Caudalie Spa 

This one is a bit of a cheat.  I haven't been here yet but I am dying to go!  Recently I was driving home on a Abbot Kinney, a route I don't normally take, and saw a Caudalie spa and boutique.  I literally let out squeals of joy.  My mom and I have been looking into having a facial/spa day and I'm so undeceive as to where to go.  Decision made as soon as I saw the sign... that is once I've saved up some money.  Facials are pricey!

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