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Beauty Store Salon & Spa accentuates patrons' features with an archive of professional haircare products, cosmetics, skincare treatments, and boutique gifts. A staff of enthusiastic product specialists guides customers through aisles of accouterments to offer recommendations from 29 haircare lines, 8 nailcare designers, and a variety of bath and body products including Pre de Provence and Burt's Bees. OPI nail lacquers ensconce finger canvases in a spectrum of colors ($8.50), and MoroccanOil hair treatments infuse head gardens with antioxidants and vitamins to hydrate, strengthen, and revive strands ($40.80). Paul Mitchell shampoos ($7.99) and conditioners ($9.99) provide individualized care for specific types of hair, and Jane Iredale pure matte pressed finish powder graces pores with mineral foundations free of oil, dye, paraben, talc, and maple syrup ($36). In addition to body-beautifying products, Beauty Store Salon & Spa carries gift items including Trapp candles ($3.75), which fill living rooms with a sweet perfume packed with couch pheromones.

4006 S Lamar Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

Bath Junkie welcomes crafty visitors who aim to create their own customized bath products without welding together bathtubs or sewing shower curtains into tuxedo capes. Amid a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, the helpful staff assists customers in selecting non-tinted and unscented products such as scrubs, soaks, lotions, body washes, and more that instill tree-hugging abilities. Next, choose up to three scents to be fused into each product before a final tint application (choose one of 13) transforms skin-soothing concoctions into aesthetically striking bathroom accessories. Surprise Mom with a perfume ($30, 1/7 oz.) that matches her bedroom décor, or pick up any moisturizer, such as organic shea butter cream with vitamin E ($22.50, 4 oz.). Add pizzazz to cleaning time with bubbling bath crystals ($24, 32 oz.) and moisturizing detox rocks ($24, 4 oz.). The fun, hands-on process provides all the childlike excitement of spontaneous soda-fountain chemistry. As an eco-added bonus, almost all products are paraben- and SLS-free.

5601 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley,
TX
US

Evie Evan’s beauty specialists take pride in proffering a line of skincare and cosmetic products designed to suit a diverse range of needs and educating customers in proper application and long-term aesthetic health. Skin sullied by dirt and defects is purified with the clean pore-clearing cleanser ($26), a mug-mollifying medley of tea tree oil, yucca, and willow-bark that targets acne without leaving the surrounding skin flaky or covered in stickers. The men’s vitamin C face and body wash ($20.34), leaves dudes looking smooth and smelling sweet as it corrects sun damage and purifies pores with refreshing citrus extracts, and the crystal clarity microdermabrasion crème leaves skin of either sex looking soft and polished with help from volcanic micro crystals ($35). Should fresh faces crave a splash of color, patrons can abandon their finger paints and trade up to an Evie Evan eye-shadow trio, which includes a perfectly paired liner, contour color, and highlight color ($19). Or, use a new 100% vegan brush set ($125) to paint cheeks with a rosy color swirl blush ($30), available in several illustrious hues ripe with the timeless allure of earthy landscapes, warm sunsets, and half-eaten watermelons.

504 Congress Ave
Austin,
TX
US

Endorsed by financial author Dave Ramsey and highlighted on Oprah Winfrey's Life Lift blog, eMeals charts out a week's worth of dollar- and health-savvy dinner recipes to relieve the burden of kitchen-related stress. Each week, organized grocery lists based on food style, family size, and even grocery store showcase flavorful culinary creations for discerning palates. Plans developed by working parents capitalize on sale items at stores such as Walmart, Publix, and Kroger, and an "any store" list can be used to navigate the aisles of other favored grocers. Family meal plans serve seven meals for three to six people, whereas plans for two are tailored to singles, couples, or a pair of sock puppets on a date atop a chest of drawers.

Special paleo, gluten-free, clean-eating, low-fat, and portion-controlled meal-plan options aid nongeneric eaters in assembling targets for their teeth and fitness regimens. The classic version of the Walmart family plan supplies culinary sustenance to families of three to six for an average weekly cost of $75?$85 and takes advantage of the store's regularly discounted prices. A duo can fill a Publix cart for $50?$60 a week, including side dishes.

Born of founder Jane DeLaney's desire to feed her family stress-free dinners provisioned from an organized list without coupons, eMeals allows shoppers to spend more time at the table and less time wandering about the grocery store uttering monophonic 10th-century chants in dismay.

600 Congress Ave
Austin,
TX
US

The front doors of Skin Spa Austin Lounge open to a studio with an industrial yet comforting aesthetic, where sunlight spills in through the broad windows and warms the exposed-brick walls and bronze-colored floor. Within this space that both celebrates and seals out the savage urban jungle, aestheticians and massage therapists tend to guests with à la carte and packaged spa services that span facials, massage, waxing, and even LED teeth whitening. Skin Spa's staff prefers organic and pharmaceutical-grade products, stocking lines such as HydroPeptide that teem with active enzymes and botanical extracts.

201 E 5th St
Austin,
TX
US

Serenity Nails and Spa keeps pointers neatly groomed and polished with manicures, pedicures, and acrylic nail services. At the end of each treatment, clients may choose to top surfaces with basic polish, reinforce them with Shellac coating that lasts up to 2 weeks, or go au naturel to attract passerby falcons.

4601 Southwest Pkwy
Austin,
TX
US