Unbearably Beautyful streamlines morning routines with a dynamic array of permanent makeup. Using sterile, disposable equipment and hypoallergenic pigment, licensed and certified cosmetologists can gussy up eye outskirts with permanent eyeliner or cultivate fuller lips without the mess of lipstick. Clients may also solicit the spa’s services for two or seven permanently defined eyebrows.
Alan’s Shoe House helps customers find the right footwear for them from such brands as New Balance, Dunham, and Ecco. Though each location stocks a unique inventory, all staff members have the knowledge to aid clients after a thorough training in shoe fitting, foot anatomy, and Footloose. In addition to the shoe selection, patrons can peruse a selection of T-shirts, polos, shorts, and warm-up jackets to outfit bodies for athletic and laid-back activities.
The trained consultants at Halloween Express help visitors sift through hundreds of premade costumes and assemble ghoulish getups with a collection of makeup, hats, and wigs. Ladies express their appreciation for the liberal arts with the Crayola Tickle Me Pink crayon costume ($29.99), and infants don the Berry Cute costume to instantly become a county-fair legend ($31.99). Include the family pet in the festivities with a doggie devil costume ($14.99), or pair a Slytherin robe ($32.99) with a Gryffindor scarf ($24.99) for the scariest of fashion faux pas. Decorative witch brooms make eerie additions to front patios and janitorial closets ($6.19 each), and a glow-in-the-dark skull ($8.59) provides ample light to the inside of a pitch-black candy bag.
Double Check Ranch owns the entire beef cycle and controls every aspect of production from the pasture to the packinghouse. The local, wholesome beef cuts come from humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free cattle that graze freely on lush, open pastures fertilized by clover and natural compost when necessary.
Though it began as a used bookstore 30 years ago when Bob Schlesinger bought the place from his dad for $1, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange has grown into a massive media clearinghouse. Bookmans gets its inventory from its customers, relieving them of CDs, comic books, video games and systems, musical instruments, and any other media that might be potential deal-breakers when bringing a tipsy Martha Stewart back to one's place. Find a copy of the Necronomicon to replace the one you left at the beach, revive your quixotic childhood dream of getting past level 3 in Battletoads, or remind yourself why you sold your ukulele jam band box set in the first place. Bookmans offers cash or store credit for those items and typically sells them for about half their original retail value—providing an incredible value for eco-conscious consumers who want to cut waste and avoid encouraging production of new DVDs of Battlefield Earth with their ironic purchase.
Doc Kendrick, born in Kentucky during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, inspired his progeny to found a spice company rooted in the time-honored traditions of hunting, fishing, and grilling. Joe and Brittany Garnett, the current owners of Doc Kendrick Spice Company, stock their virtual and farmers'-market shelves with all-natural, locally made spices, rubs, and blends that complement game meat, farm meat, and space meat alike. A recipe page recommends uses for their preservative-free powders, such as Doc's apple pie, spiked with Doc Kendrick's Twice as Nice pie spice, or Doc's antelope chili, which gets its flavor from a salt blend, garlic rub, chili powder, and jalapeño granules. A selection of quick bread mixes adds speedy carbs to any meal, and the sampler spice blend makes a nice birthday or Baby's First Bank Heist gift.