Omiera Products CEO Amro Amer knows how difficult it can be to find the best health and beauty products. As a pharmacist with more than 15 years of experience, he has helped clients discover the ideal product, ranging from topicals for arthritis pain to products for thinning eyelashes. At Omiera Products, he and his staff continue to pair customers with top industry products, all of which are purchased over the counter, eliminating doctor's visits or potion trades in the wizard black market. The company's collection of beauty and health treatments includes roll-on pain relievers, Acdue acne-scar treatments, Exalt hair-growth-enhancers, and skin-firming creams, all of which come with a 100% money back guarantee.
The base of the Santa Rita Mountains swims with lavender. Luckily, Cheryl Andre-Wagner is right there to harvest it. At the Andre Organic Lavender Farm, she grows the plant, which she then uses to make more than 25 organic products in-house. Cheryl?who works alongside her parents Ralph and Ruth?stocks her shop with lavender-infused sea salt, facial scrubs, oils, and other products for personal-care and culinary uses.
The style-savvy staff at Victorian Vogue and The Costume Shoppe bedecks customers in more than 10,000 full costumes, including authentic period garb from as far back as the 19th century, earning a spot on Lonely Planet’s list of things to do in Santa Barbara. Channel 1920s glamour in a flapper costume ($25–$85) while your date dons a gangster fedora ($10–$20) and an optional Martin Scorsese hand puppet. An ornate pair of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI costumes ($50–$125) can help wearers to steal the spotlight at someone else’s wedding, and matching Antony and Cleopatra outfits help partygoers to ape ancient-Egyptian amours. Patrons can also rummage through the Amazing $5 Rack, restocked frequently with low-priced items, or browse Victorian Vogue and The Costume Shoppe’s five-page 2011 costume-idea list in hopes of squeezing inspiration from the mind’s creative oranges. For customers who miss the October 15 rental deadline, Victorian Vogue and The Costume Shoppe makes all costumes available for purchase between October 16 and October 31.
Tamara Peace found her calling when she graduated from beauty school in 1978, which likely came as no surprise as the profession runs in the family?her grandmother and her great aunt both practiced cosmetology. Tamara went on to work in relaxed salons where she specialized in coiffing hair into beach-friendly styles and developed the ability to create natural-looking, sun-kissed highlights beloved by Southern Californians. Throughout the years, the makeup artist and hairstylist has showcased her skills not only at salons, but also on the photography sets, where she has readied actors and models for their close ups and powdered camera lenses that were too shiny.
As the plus sign in its name suggests, Blush Restaurant + Lounge is an equation: it adds the indulgence of fine dining to the splendor of nightlife in Santa Barbara to create one lavish experience. Executive chef Brandon Worrell relies on seasonal Californian cuisine to craft his menu, which features small bites such as bacon and brie flatbread and lobster mac and cheese. The menu also boasts exquisite entrees, including roasted Chilean sea bass with saffron beurre blanc. Guests can enjoy inventive signature cocktails beside a fire on the patio, or they can relax inside, where dozens of lights strung from the ceiling create a mesmerizing starry effect.
At Treat, aestheticians employ the skincare boutique's large assortment of all-natural and difficult-to-find products to rejuvenate clients' bodies and minds. To combat signs of aging, aestheticians nourish skin during all-natural facials using formulas from a choice of five different lines, including Darphin, Éminence Organic Skin Care, and Arcona. When patrons enter the store for waxing, tinting services, or a relaxing Swedish massage, they are greeted with scents such as the lily and jasmine home fragrances by kai, each reminiscent of a morning walk through the garden or a leisurely childhood as a Cabbage Patch Kid. Visitors the the spa can also browse a boutique of recommended products.