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Reviewed October 3, 2012
Reviewed October 3, 2012
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What You'll Get
When blindfolds are tied too tightly around our eyes and our ears, it takes the sensitive touch of fingers and toes to make sense of newfangled fashions. Today's Groupon keeps your sensory channels clear and fabulous with a mani-pedi and an elixir drink for $32 at Sara Elizabeth Skincare and Nail Boutique (a $68 value). The fusion of Eastern skin philosophy and western technology at Sara Elizabeth inspires a youthful glow in diligent digits.
Sara Elizabeth Skincare and Nail Boutique is a celebrated salon that has earned the honor of Boutique Bliss from San Diego magazine in 2008, along with countless accolades for its masterful pampering and healthful elixirs. The three mani-pedi options ($29 for hands, $39 for feet) are administered in copper pots with rejuvenating organic and vegan products. Choose from the aromatic essences of Egyptian geranium essential oils, Indian frankincense, and Australian eucalyptus to soothe and balance the sacral chakra while softening skin. Your cuticles and keratin will emerge neatly groomed, brightly polished, and ready to connect paperclips better than before.
The revitalizing mani-pedi ritual is complemented by an elixir from Sara Elizabeth's elixir bar. Based on traditional Chinese medicines, the six available fruit and herb beverages contain concentrated antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that healthify and beautify the outside's inner workings. Elixirs are all-natural and contain no added sugars or preservatives. They leave clients feeling refreshed, buoyant, and glad they relinquished their extremities to the elegant salon with its gentle wooden accents, hints of bamboo and ginger, brass chandeliers, and flowers.
- Clients of Sara Elizabeth Skincare leave the stylish Mission Hills hot spot with radiant skin, polished nails and must-have beauty products from her in-house boutique. – Julia Beeson Polloreno, San Diego
- This boutique is so cool ! I knew I liked it the minute I walked in...I had a manicure and a pedicure, then the Ginseng Hebal Facial ( awesome) [sic]. Everyone was so professional and friendly. Best customer service ever! – emily1971, Citysearch
- I love her toxin free manicures; I love her beautiful spa. She cares about her clients & it shows. – KStuder, CityVoter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase 4 additional as gifts. By appointment only. Not valid with other offers. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sara Elizabeth Skincare
Sara Elizabeth Tucker has been in the skincare business since the early 90s. She worked for global beauty brand Estee Lauder early on, opening new stores in Southern California and educating clients on the Estee Lauder philosophy and product line. She was later hired as the business manager for the Estee Lauder counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Diego, California. An opportunity to pursue skincare led her to New York City, where she attended the Atelier Esthetique School of Esthetics. It was there where she was introduced to skin guru Ling Chan and under her tutelage she became immersed in age-old skincare methods that inform her work to this day. Sara also worked under Christine Chin, a renowned celebrity facialist whose client list includes top names in the fashion and entertainment businesses, including models, editors and designers. She left New York City in 2001 for San Diego, CA where she opened her namesake skincare boutique, Sara Elizabeth Skincare. During this time, Sara also trained under skincare sensei master Shogo Mochizuki. She was selected to travel to the Rocky Mountains periodically to learn his 500-year-old muscle reconstruction Japanese massage technique. Back at her studio, Sara honed in on her signature facial technique culling from all her experience, technical training and education while refining it into a process that fit modern lifestyles. Her training has exposed her to both Eastern and Western skincare philosophies, and her approach to both facials and skincare products is evidence of both influences. In 2015, Sara began work on her signature line of skincare products, also named Sara Elizabeth Skincare. Sara based her skincare collection on addressing the challenges she saw on a daily basis in her studio – targeting skin health in men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Drawing from her years of experience, she was determined to create a sustainable skincare line. Her Luxury Suncare Collection is sold at costco.com. “I pull from my apothecary of ancient beauty plants, herbs, tree bark, moss, oils, resins and a Japanese facial muscle reconstruction massage to create a signature facial that is unique to everyone . I have extended my signature facial beyond the treatment room into the home.” Sara Elizabeth has 2 collections of skincare. Sara worked closely with a top chemist to develop The Advanced Botanical Line, now available for purchase beyond the studio online and at select retailers. Her latest line is from her apothecary where she uses herbs oils and resins to achieve complexion perfection for her clients. This collection is unique because she has taken my knowledge of ancient herbal and plant medicine and have applied it to create this herbal collection. Mother Earth vs. Father Time. This collection is small batch, hand poured and plant based. Organic, Vegan , Sulphate Free, Non GMO, Preservative Free and Gluten Free. 99% of the line does not contain water. The 1% is Oregon rain water that has been carefully collected.
Celery green walls and white overstuffed chairs provide a tranquil setting for all services, which include everything from anti-aging, hydrating, or exfoliating facials to hair removal with sugar paste or blue chamomile wax. Clients awaiting treatment may soothe sore eyes by browsing through a boutique stocked with skincare products such as Sara Elizabeth Botanical Skincare and Sara Elizabeth Advanced Skincare.