Destination Pretty

First Timer’s Guide to a Bikini Wax

By Kelly Conroy I don’t think anyone is ever stoked to go to a waxing appointment. Regardless of where it is on your body, having hair ripped out of your skin is simply unpleasant. Though I’ve been getting my eyebrows waxed for nearly 10 years, I was wholly unprepared when I took the plunge into […]

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Botox: It’s Just a Couple Shots in Your Face

By Michelle Kennedy My friend Kristy and I have known each other for about fifteen years. As you can imagine, we had a whole lot less wrinkles back when we first met. Lately, worry lines between Kristy’s eyes, and wrinkles on my forehead and around my eyes have been bugging us. We’ve had a lot […]

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Sac Brew Bike Rolls Into Midtown

We are so excited for the latest business venture here in Midtown (brought to us by Chris Ferren Cirino and his wife Sarah): Sac Brew Bike. This 15-passenger, wheels-of-fun allows you and your friends to pedal around town to various breweries in a safe and controlled manner. We had the pleasure of taking this bad boy out […]

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Makeup By Mandie in Midtown: Must-Have Products for Summer

By Rachel Smith & Photogrpahy by Chantel Elder Professional makeup artist Mandie Fenrich has spent the last few months beautifying Midtown one face at a time inside the artsy walls of her new salon located in Amithyst Boutique at 1124 18th Street. While she’s new to Midtown, she’s no amateur. Mandie started her makeup career ten years ago with MAC Cosmetics and went on to work for brands like Giorgio […]

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Worth It? fabfitfun

by Kearsten Shepherd Worth It? fabfitfun So, after dealing with my subscription addiction and canceling all of my subscription services I had acquired during the holiday season, I was suckered back in by fabfitfun (Facebook, Twitter). I liked that it was a quarterly shipment and only $49.95 for their VIP box. I signed up with […]

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Worth It? GwynnieBee.com

by Danielle Ball Anyone who has ever spent a day shopping for plus size clothing knows that it is no easy task. In the few stores that do carry plus sizes, the options are often matronly, shapeless tunics and or strangely high-cut pants.   If you do find an acceptable outfit, it’s likely to cost two […]

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Sudz by Studz

By Jamee Sims Anything and everything local, I support it. When I find something wonderful locally made; I become a fan and advocate. Cam (my fiancé) and I went to the Sac TweetUp last month, and he was lucky enough to win an amazing gift set from Sudz by Studz (Facebook, Twitter)! The set included manly […]

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Worth It? Quarterly

By Meghan Sullivan Quarterly (Facebook, Twitter) is yet another subscription service, but it’s unique in that it cultivates a variety of ‘celebrity’ curators that are tasked with putting together packages based on certain themes. In their words: “Quarterly wants to bridge that gap by allowing anyone to subscribe to influential curators and receive physical items in […]

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Surviving Sacramento’s Dry Winter

By Lyndsey Reefer Looking for the best hand cream for the dry skin? Then you are in luck because I’ve found some of the best hand creams that can get you through Sacramento’s dry winter weather. (click the item to buy online) Philosophy’s Hands of Hope Hand and Cuticle Cream This ultra-rich hand cream helps […]

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Review: Three Women and an Armoire

By Chelsea Irvine I recently had to make a substantial furniture purchase. Like, a purchase to furnish half the rooms in my (GIANT) 955 square foot midtown shack. Yeah, yeah, I realize most people wouldn’t consider that a substantial purchase, but as I am one of the 14 percent of women who loathe the thought […]

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Sacramento Fashion Week 2014: Feb 16-22

By: Paola Baluyot Recently, social media is abuzz with casting calls for local models, photographers and designers, and it can can only signify one thing: The Sacramento Fashion Week. (Facebook, Twitter) Gearing up for its ninth year the week-long fashion extravaganza, produced by DMR Productions, will focus on Sacramento’s eclectic and vibrant fashion scene. With […]

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Peter Pilotto for Target. Yes Please!

By Julia Tanghetti If you aren’t familiar with the design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos behind Peter Pilotto, get ready to be acquainted with the line though the latest designer collaboration with Target in stores February 9th. The line is known for their modern vision of womenswear and strives to embody both new […]

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Worth It? BirchBox.com

By Chantel Elder and Lisa Murphy What it claims?  BirchBox.com (Facebook, Twitter) attempts to redefine the retail shopping process by offering consumers a personalized way to discover and shop beauty, grooming and lifestyle products.  You can have access to surprise miniature products in the mail once a month for just $10. CHANTEL ELDER’s Review: Sure […]

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Found: Sacramento History Transformed Into Wall Art

By Laura Braden Been to 58 Degrees (1217 18th Street) lately? Then you likely noticed dozens of hilarious, vintage ads lining the walls. What you might not have known is the cool story behind the art … Local artist Chris Lango combines his love of history and journalism by taking copies of old newspaper articles, magazine pieces, […]

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Worth It? Stitch Fix

By Allison Baker Like most women in their twenties, I don’t have a lot of free time. Between work, friends, romance, fitness, and streaming Netflix, who has time to go shopping anymore? So, when I heard about Stitch Fix (Facebook, Twitter), a monthly clothing subscription service that doubles as a personal stylist,  I figured I’d give […]

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide

By Paola Baluyot We all have “those people” in our life … the ones who are picky or seemingly have it all. But have no fear – I’ve searched the InterWebs and local businesses to bring you some great ideas for 5 prototypes: The Fashionista Helter Skelter Sunglasses by Karen Walker. Every fashionista knows that sunglasses […]

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