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Sweet, Guilt-Free Holiday Spa Treatments

Regardless of whether you're looking to pamper your loved ones or seek shelter from the holiday storm, these seasonal treatments are sure to leave you glowing far longer than a sugar cookie high:

SenZen: East-Meets-West Philosophy For Your Face

It's no secret that SenSpa is anything but your ordinary, run-of-the-mill urban day spa.

Nestled just outside the hustle and bustle of the city in the Presidio, they recently opened a wellness apothecary where you can create your dream scrub or fragrance with the help of a Master Aromatherapist. They also have a makeup artist on hand to help you refresh your look or get ready for an event at SF's only full-service BECCA cosmetics station.

But it doesn't end there, oh no.

SenSpa just launched SenZen, an innovative skincare line that fuses their signature Eastern healing meets Western technology philosophies.

SF Spa Week: Pampering for Cheap

It's safe to say it's officially our favorite time of the year - the days are getting longer, nights are getting warmer and facials are getting cheaper.

Yes that's right, SF Spa Week kicks off today, meaning you can almost score an impressive variety of beauty treatments at spas around the Bay Area for a mere $50.

And since the options can be a bit overwhelming to spa veterans and novices alike, we decided to share some of the offerings we've been ogling:

Cocktails and a Makeover: Lash Lab's Happy Hour

So you’ve been stuck late at the office all week (er, month) and frankly, it’s starting to show. Luckily, the lovely ladies at Lash Lab are here to provide some much needed support in the beauty department at their daily happy hour.

Cook! SF's 7-Day Detox: Worth the Hefty Price Tag?

After a party-filled holiday season, I decided it was time to wring out my liver and expand my diet past the expanse of cookies that seemed to follow me around. When I first heard about Cook! SF's Real Detox plan, I knew it was meant to be though my wallet put up a good fight.

You see, I have a history of cheating on diets and detoxes but with Cook! SF's structured meal plan, I wouldn't have to think about what to eat for the next 21 meals. My main reservation was giving up my three main vices: coffee, wine and chocolate. No gluten? No dairy? No problem, but no coffee?! Even though I was sure that I would spend the next week in a zombie-like haze, I decided to take the plunge regardless.

7 Minutes with François Nars: Beauty Tips for SF Women

Fresh from creating 65 different makeup looks for Marc Jacobs during Fashion Week, François Nars, the Founder and Creative Director of NARS, stopped by our fair city to introduce his limited-edition 'NARS Loves SF' set at Nordstrom. Luckily he had a moment to sit down in the midst of all the hoopla that comes with the first personal appearance in ten years and answer a few pressing beauty questions for our new '7 Minutes With' series:

Mother Nature Goes Glam for Shu Uemura's 'Lashes of Nature'

 

Sourcing Mother Nature as muse, the makeup masters at Shu Uemura have outdone themselves yet again with their latest lash collection: Lashes in Nature. A striking fusion of flowers, forests, oceans and the sky, you're sure to find a perfectly fresh accent to inject your look with anything from delicate femininity to high drama. Here are a few of our favorites from the nine-piece compilation:

FLEUR-EVER by Gina Brooke, $79: Proudly show off your feathers with these extravagant lashes made of flecked purple plumage.

 

 

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