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What You'll Get
Bodies get natural color through spray tanning without having to suffer through burns, harmful UV radiation, and the sun’s endless collection of Oort Cloud vacation slides. Savor your solar solitude with today's Groupon: for $49, you get three customized body-bronzing sessions (a $120 value) at Sara Elizabeth Skincare and Nail Boutique in Mission Hills.
Recognized by San Diego Magazine as a leading beauty boutique and eco-friendly spa, Sara Elizabeth Skincare and Nail Boutique imbues hides with a UV-free summer glow all year round. With the turbine bronzing, hue hunters get three customized airbrushing treatments at the hands of a skilled chromagician, who wields a specially made formula designed to blend seamlessly with each individual's skin tone and spirit animal. Keeping the client's well-being in mind, Sara Elizabeth strives to use dermafriendly ingredients in their formulas to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Over the course of three sessions, seasonal shade-shifters will be able to maintain their sun-kissed radiance long enough to trick the moon into revealing whether or not it's actually just a cheesy conspiracy.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. 24hr cancellation notice. Credit card required at booking. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. 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.