Best deals on beauty treatments in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is lined with luxury spas offering every spa treatment known to man.  A $300 massage may be acceptable when you’re on vacation, but for most locals it’s a no-go. But never fear! I have compiled a list of local spots where you can relax without spending a lot of money.

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File: Gianna Christine

Best MassageGianna Christine Spa & Salon

Blink and you might miss this little spa and salon located in the District at Green Valley Ranch. A one-hour Aromatherapy Swedish Massage at this Aveda Salon & Spa will only run you $65. Plus, you’ll get to relax by the fire with a cup of tea while you wait for your treatment.

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Best FacialAveda Institute

The Aveda Institute is a beauty school in Las Vegas where students learn cosmetology the Ayurvedic way.  Facials are customized for each client and include a warm foot bath, hand or foot massage and a sensory experience.  After you finish, you’ll get your makeup touched up as well. This truly relaxing and natural facial will only cost you $40.  Another great thing about the Aveda Institute is hard appointment times.  No “windows” like you get at other beauty schools. Gift certificates are available.

Best PedicureProfessor Nails & Spa

This little nail place in Southern Highlands has the best pedicure packages around. They have a huge pedicure room, so you can always get in. They even offer you a beverage, including wine! The basic pedicure is 40 minutes and includes a soak (with disposable tub liners), clip, file, callous removal and your choice of  foot scrub. Finish off with a hot stone massage, lotion and nail polish. Only $30.

LOOK Style Society at Town Square
LOOK Style Society at Town Square

Best ManicureLOOK Style Society

LOOK Style Society is a full service salon located at Town Square Las Vegas. LOOK has the only west coast version of the Essie Nail Lounge where you can get all of Essie’s more than 300 nail colors. A quality manicure with all Essie products is only $25.  Stop in Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and get 25% off for the salon’s happy hour.

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Hair ExtensionsOriginal Diva

You don’t have to be born with thick, lustrous hair, you can buy it!  Original Diva in the Miracle Mile Shops is taking the guesswork and the high prices out of hair extensions. The salon sells both clip-in and tape-in hair extensions for every hair type. Whether you are looking to make your hair appear thicker or add a whole head of long hair, Original Diva has you covered. Filler starts at $150 for tape-ins and $199 for clip-ins. Original Diva will insert and trim them to match your hair.

Best Spray TanLOOK Style Society

LOOK Style Society also has the best spray tan in both price and quality. Many of the traditional spray tan places only have the stand up booth, which is less customized. LOOK Style Society uses Chocolate Sun, an organic sunless tan that is custom  mixed for you and hand applied. The cost is $45 per tan or you can buy a tan package.  Sunless tans are also included in the salon’s 25% off happy hour.

 

Marie Osmond, Vegas Nay make appearances at ULTA in Las Vegas

Too Faced Cosmetics in cooperation with ULTA is bringing two beauty superstars to a local ULTA store this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 guests will have chance to meet Marie Osmond and local Instagram star VegasNay at the ULTA store at 2186 N. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas.

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To secure your meet and greet with Marie, you’ll need to come to the store between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 and spend $35 or more on Too Faced products. You’ll get a wristband that will enable you to come back and meet her at 2 p.m. that day. Guests will also be able to make an appointment for a free Too Faced Tutorial.

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On October 18th, come by  for the event hosted by Instagram Beauty Star, Vegas Nay.  A  worldwide beauty blogger and Instagram sensation, VegasNay has 20 years of experience as a professional makeup artist, and is known for her beautiful makeup pictorials. Guests will get tips and tricks and can sign up for complimentary makeovers from Too Faced Cosmetics. Guests will also receive a free Deluxe Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick from Too Faced, with any purchase over $35. For more information and to sign up for makeovers, visit the event Facebook page here.

Both events will be held at the ULTA Store at:

2186 N. Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 631-3668

 

New Sephora opening at Downtown Summerlin

The long awaited Downtown Summerlin shopping center is opening on Oct.9. Just one of the many new stores coming to the new center is Sephora.

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To celebrate the grand opening of Sephora Downtown Summerlin, the beauty retailer has s special gift for shoppers.  With your purchase of $25 or more guests will get this Sephora makeup bag designed by Malika Favre for free. You must be a Beauty Insider and present the printed email associated with your account. So if you aren’t already, head over to Sephora and sign up for an account. You’ll get special offers, rack up points that can be redeemed for deluxe samples and get a free gift (like this one from MUFE) on your birthday.

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Birthday Gift 2014 Make Up For Ever

Downtown Summerlin opens Thursday, Oct. 9 with a four-day block party celebration.

 

Why you might want to smell like pie…

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Fall is officially here so its time to check out all the seasonal bath and body products. These “pie” scented perfume oils from Demeter are the perfect way to enjoy fall treats without wasting calories. New to the collection this year is Lemon Meringue, which is not traditionally a fall scent, but it is regularly devoured on holidays.

Lemon Meringue is my favorite of the three, it smells exactly like the sweet treat and suspiciously like one of the Strawberry Shortcake dolls (children of the 80’s take note). Apple Pie is sweet and comforting with a refreshing crisp apple top note. Pumpkin Pie is spicy and sweet and according to studies by  the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago increases the arousal level in men by 40 percent.

I like to buy fragrances but if I bought full size bottles of everything I own, I would have bursting cabinets full of expired perfume.  So, when I discover a new fragrance, I buy the rollerball. Demeter has a rollerball in almost every one of their 300 scents.

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Demeter Lemon Meringue Roll On Perfume Oil – new for 2014.

The perfume oil roll-ons are just $10 each. It is also available in a cologne spray, home fragrance, body lotion and shower gel (yum). Pick them up wherever Demeter products are sold or at Demeterfragrance.com.

 

 

Kiss and Tattoo Junkee Halloween goodies!

Pumpkin bread and candy corn are just a couple of things we get to indulge in around Halloween. But the holiday is also the time to get creative with your makeup and nails. Here are few Halloween products that you can use all month and with your costume on the big day.

Kiss and Broadway Nails have two types manicure products that are all decked out for Halloween. Kiss Nail dress are cute stickers that you simply apply and then file the edges off. There are four special edition designs priced at $2.99 each. Find them at Kmart, CVS and Walgreens stores. Broadway Nail’s imPRESS Press-On Manicures are great when you don’t have the time/don’t want to damage your nails with acrylic nails. They simply “press-on” and last about a week. Get your hands on the six limited edition Halloween designs for $7.99 at Kmart, CVS and Walgreens stores.

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Need some lashes to go with your costume? These cute Halloween lashes By Kiss are as cute in the package as they are on your eyelids. Available in kitty, witch, devil, angel, princess and fairy for just $3.99 each with adhesive included, available at Kmart stores.

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Fake tattoos are big at Halloween, for both costumes and for an activity at parties. Tattoo Junkee has an easy kit for making realistic looking tattoos and glitter tattoos. The kit comes with stencils, 3 body glitters, body glue and glitter application brush, $9.98 at Wal-Mart stores.

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Tattoo Junkee also has a lineup of other fun stuff glitter lip paint, glam stamps and matte finish realistic tattoo body paints available in black, brown and henna. All the products are available at Wal-Mart starting at $6.88.