Nail foils are gaining traction as a quick, not to mention cheap, way to get a wildly patterned mani at home. Selections can be small at local drugstores, meaning you might end up with the same print as the chick next to you on Muni. To the rescue: limited edition non-metallic nail foil sets from Mariposa Allure in designs that range from graphic dots to Halloween-themed ghosts and ghouls.
San Francisco perfumer Ineke is known for its unusual and, many would say, addictive scents. This week, the company is offering a chance to win a full-size bottle from its new Floral Curiosities fragrance collection.
San Francisco beauty expert Chris Scott, has toured with Chanel, is the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide, and is now offering all of his cosmetic expertise to you through the recently launched instructional videos on his site, Makeup Gourmet. Offering the ultimate 24-hour virtual beauty experience, Makeup Gourmet aims to be your one stop online shop for everything beauty.
Beauty products that not only deliver welcome results, but last and last and last get our shatter-polished thumbs up every time. We recently discovered such tandem benefits in Bay Area-based beauty line Captain Blankenship.
For soap that sends a welcome message, try handmade bars from Bay Area-based Bathing in Luxury. Livened with hues made from mineral pigments, scents range from unisex Sunny Laundry to guy-friendly Surfer Dude and dessert-inspired Frosted Rum Cake.