Alright I don’t think I’ve done my own my own toes since I was pregnant with my daughter, well unless you count quarantine but desperate times called for desperate measures then. I love getting a pedicure and prior to COVID Angel Nail Spa in Tanasbourne was my go to for years – I’m talking prior to the expansion of their salon when it was just a small little salon.
The salon is named after the owner, Angel and she is just the sweetest. About a year or so ago they re-did the salon and expanded and it’s absolutely the most beautiful salon I’ve ever been in. I love the crisp clean white that they choose as well as all of the sparkles. I mean have you ever seen wallpaper with rhinestones on it?
They have always taken their time when I was there and they have so many pedicure choices that it’s hard to choose sometimes. If you’re looking for a place to pamper your feet at then this is it.
OK this is one of the more stressful times of year. We are preparing to gather with family and celebrate the holidays, and this year it feels more stressful than others because of COVID. It just feels like there are more decisions that need to be made. Do we travel? Do we have people over? Do we do holidays via Zoom? How do we keep everyone safe? It’s enough to make your head spin which is why taking some me time is important, and you’ll be able to do that with this week’s local business of the week, Karma Day Spa & Salon.
Karma is located in downtown Forest Grove and I first learned of about them from my friend who was my personal trainer at the time. She had the most amazing nails so I decided to give them a try because I’m a sucker for getting my nails done. Now they don’t only do nails friends. They’re sort of a one stop shop for all of your beauty needs in Forest Grove. They offer hair styling services, facials, waxing, massage, lashes/brows, spray tan and make up application
I honestly love their location. It’s super cute and I love that it’s close to Pacific University. There’s something about being in that quaint college town that takes me back to my own college experience. If you are looking for a great place that doesn’t take you into downtown Portland then you really should give Karma a try.
They say that anytime a woman goes through a major change in her life she changes her hair. I know for me that’s been true to some extent. I also know that as the holidays approach many of us want to look our best even if we won’t be attending a ton of holiday parties this year. So last week I introduced you to my fave place to go get your wax on at and this week I’m sharing where Revival Studios will be moving to come December…..Glam House Salon in Hillsboro.
Glam House Salon was established in 2017 and provides high quality beauty services to the Greater Portland Metro area. Hillary Lemmon is the owner of Glam House. She specializes in advanced hair color and extensions. She loves to see the transformation her clients make when changing up their hair. She has been in the industry for 10 years and is always expanding her knowledge through continuing to educate herself. Her goal is to always bring new and exciting things to the salon. This is her dream job as she’s dreamed of doing hair and owning her own salon since she was in the third grade. There are two other hair stylists in addition to Hillary as well as three lash artists/estheticians. Honestly if I wasn’t already in a fully committed relationship with my hair stylist for over 10 years I’d totally get my hair done here.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing hairstyles they have created on Instagram and Facebook!
It’s November and that means the holidays will be here before you know it, and while the holidays will be looking different this year we all still want to look good right? So this month I’m going to be sharing my favorite places to get your glam on at on the Westside. Today we’re starting off with my new waxing studio – Revival Waxing Studio. Jill Christensen is the owner and she is absolutely amazing.
Jill was recommended to me by my former Esthetician Katie moved to Southern Oregon. I was heartbroken when Katie told me she was moving as she had been my go to gal for the nine years I have lived here on the Westside. I was sad to be losing my gal but I was more sad that I was losing my friend. You all know that your peeps that do your hair, waxing, nails, etc. become your friends and are a part of your life for all major events right? However I totally knew that Katie would hook me up with the perfect human to take her place, and boy did she.
Not only does Jill do waxing but she also offers lash lifts and lash tinting. Um if you’ve never tried this it’s pretty amazing. Talk about not needing mascara. She also does brow tinting which I recently had done. It’s a total game changer. I have very light brows so having them tinted has meant not as much brow pencil work needs to be done. I know that some may not understand the power of having your brows or other parts of your body waxed but let me tell you it can make you feel great.
Revival Waxing Studio is currently located in Historic Downtown Hillsboro but will be moving to a new location in Hillsboro in December. Jill will be moving to Glam House Studios who I’m excited to feature as my business of the week next week.
I am that person on your gift list that LOVES unique jewelry. I do not want to wear something that I’m going to see on every other person out there. Case in point on year for Mother’s Day my daughter bought me T-Rex earrings from Coach because I saw them in the store and fell in love. Plus how many people are going to wear T-Rex earrings. Hmmmm maybe I need a T-Rex costume to go with them? That’s a whole nother story.
So since I love unique jewelry I love to find local artists who make amazing jewelry to give to those hard to shop for women on my gifts list. We all have them, the ones that have everything. Therefore when I found this week’s Local Etsy Shop of the week I knew I had to share. It is Asakawa Silver located in Hillsboro, OR. I am more than a little bit obsessed with the bee earrings.
The owner/artist is Monte Gueber and he takes his inspiration for the unique pieces he creates from the world around us. From beautiful butterflies to honeycombs there is certainly a unique piece of jewelry for someone on your gifts list.