The UltraSun tanning equipment and sunless DHA products at 2nd to Sun, located within the La Cueva Town Center, lend hides attractive golden-brown hues and keep them healthy. To ensure that sun-kissed appearances stick around, the boutique stocks an extensive inventory of tanning lotions by Matahari, California Tan, and Something Sweet.
Scraps Galore boasts an abundant assortment of goodies, supplies, and tools for creative memory chroniclers. Sticker sheets ($3–$5), plain and patterned papers ($0.90+/sheet), and cardstock ($0.60+/sheet) from popular brands such as Bazzill and WorldWin fill the showroom, waiting to help commemorate best friends' birthday parties or beloved parrots' debutante balls. Crafters can also embellish photo pages with Tumblebeasts stickers and an array of accouterments from EK Success.
Luna Laundry's cleaning staff takes over the time-consuming chore of keeping clothes and linens in like-new condition. The crew supplies delivery clients with mesh laundry bags, which are picked up each week at a predetermined time. Once picked up, the clothes are gently cleaned with washing agents devoid of added colors and perfumes—a considerate combination that aims to prevent allergic reactions and mystified looks from dogs who hardly recognize their owners' most chewable pair of slacks. In addition to offering convenience, the process is also environmentally friendly. Luna Laundry uses an AquaRecycle cleaning system that filters and reclaims 70% of the water used, a fact that earned the company a Sustainable Santa Fe Award in 2009.
Now celebrating 30 years in business, Starbright Cleaners is clearly committed to convenience. Each of their nine locations dotting northern Albuquerque offers a variety of cleaning methodologies in addition to specialty services such as same-day service, pickup, and delivery. Cleaners tailor each order to the client's desires, using one of three cleaning processes. Staff members are also qualified to attack messes on delicate fabrics such as leather or spirit-animal hides.
The Cleanery uses tried-and-true dry-cleaning methods to care for all couture without shrinking, fading, or graying. The dirt-warding voodoo hexes stains on slacks ($7.72), exiles sweater smudges ($6.97), and banishes blazer blotches ($8.30). Skirts ($7.35), dresses ($15.71), and men's shirts are restored to a sweat-free state ($7.35). Clothes come out wrinkle free and as fresh as a mountain baby thanks to the final stages at The Cleanery, which provide seamless pressing and full garment inspections on each piece.
As eco-friendly garment spiffers, Hangers Cleaners uses specialized detergents and a CO2-based process to gently lift stains, dirt debris, ectoplasm, Nickelodeon slime, and pie-fight residue without resorting to color-fading doses of heat or toxic cleaning chemicals. Un-sully even the sulliest of hanging dress shirts ($2.75), short-sleeved blouses ($5.90), dresses ($8.25–$17.70), two-piece suits ($12.40–$13), sport coats ($6.50), sweaters ($5.60–$7.05), and more without causing so much as a single condor cough or panda pimple.