Earthly Body's collection of natural, vegan, and paraben-free skincare and bodycare products has caught the eye of an array of media outlets, such as Allure and Lucky magazines, with its hydrating hemp-oil bases and cruelty-free lineup. Candles melt into a candle pot with wax that can also be used as a warm massage oil, postcleansing moisturizer, or elbow cream for dry pet elephants. Earthly Body’s haircare line, Marrakesh, infuses each tendril-smoothing solution with Moroccan argan oil and three signature scents (original, High Tide, and Dreamsicle) to bolster frizz-free manes. Mineral-based makeups dust across facescapes without the harsh chemicals or pore-clogging guilt found in animal-tested products.
When the aestheticians of The Upper Level Spa blend water, lemon juice, and sugar, they're not making lemonade. Rather, they're forming a paste that uproots hair and temporary tattoos without causing skin damage. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring eschews artificial ingredients, scents, dyes, and even heat—though the paste is warm, it will never burn skin, making it ideal for large or highly sensitive areas. In addition to sugaring, the skincare specialists offer vitamin-infused facials, 15 types of chemical peels, and natural airbrush tans. A massage therapist complements these and other spa services with bodywork sessions in a variety of modalities.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of more than 200 brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
For almost two decades, the passionate dermal custodians at Aegean Advanced Aesthetics have combined top-shelf clinical products and professional care to energize orifices and invigorate visages. Today's Groupon smoothes over each face's troubled past with a rejuvenating four-layer vitamin-C facelift. In one 60-minute sitting, a friendly attendant will affix your skull sheath with coats of vitamin C, glycolic acid, and gentle enzymes, speeding up cellular turnover to tighten and enliven your face, as well as emit an incandescence unseen since Zeus removed a T-shirt from his lamp to reveal the sun. Upon completion, feel free to consult the face sages for how to maintain your ultra-radiant luminescence. After all, taking good care of your skin is important at any age. When future forms of facial recognition require a scan of your face before you can enter your hovercraft or open a can of hovercraft fuel with your automatic can-opener, it’ll be nice to know you’re dependably radiant. Call ahead to make an appointment.
“Your Journey Begins Here” is painted above the wall-length mirror in Studio 25’s gym. It exemplifies just how the facility’s trainers feel about health and fitness: it’s a journey that begins anew each day. They act as guides along that journey as they direct clients in using the studio’s weight training and cardio equipment. Group classes such as yoga, hula-hoop dance, and Zumba make working out upbeat and social, and seductive dance and pole work classes add on to the gym’s myriad fitness options. Meanwhile, Kubotan self-defense training fosters muscle conditioning and teaches how to fend off both potential assailants and petition-pushers with their menacing pens and pads of paper. Upping the intensity ante, trainers also lead outdoor bootcamps at McKinley Park. An array of nutritional products and supplements sold onsite helps complete each client’s daily journey by further nurturing general health.