Half Off at Melita’s, Save $100 at Vasken Demirjian Salon, and Discounted Couture Dresses at CoutureDOSSIER



Glam for Less at Vasken Demirjian
Now through 1/1, Vasken Demirjian Salon in White Plains is offering a great beauty package for the holidays: cut, conditioning treatment, evening style or blowout, mani/pedi, and a hair health and color consultation with the color guru himself—all for just $200 (regularly, a $300 value).

Westchester Mag Savings at Lester’s
Mention Westchester Magazine at Lester’s in Rye now through 12/24 and save $50 off purchases of $350 or more.

Save Big on Ceramics
Now through the end of December, save 50 percent off all ceramics and pottery at Melita’s Home Furnishings in Ossining.

Monday Through Thursday Specials at Oasis Day Spa
Book a signature facial of 60 minutes or more at Oasis Day Spa in Dobbs Ferry for any Monday through Thursday in December and receive a perfecting Pomegranate Peel Booster (regularly $25) for just $15. Also on Mondays through Thursdays this month, pay $60 (rather than the regular price of $70) for a 30-minute Cinnamon Brown Sugar Body Scrub.

Soap Crafting Class at Luisa New York
Creative types aged five and through adult can make their own gift soaps in a special Christmas Craft Class on 12/16 from 3:45 to 5:30 pm at Luisa New York in Thornwood. Reservations required: (866) 80-LUISA.

Bez Ambar Jewelry Trunk Show at Landsberg Jewelers
Stop by Landsberg Jewelers of Rye Brook on 12/17 and 12/18 for a trunk show featuring Bez Ambar jewelry.

25th Anniversary Celebration at D’Errico Jewelry
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of D’Errico Jewelry at a grand party at its Scarsdale location on 12/16 starting at 6 pm and featuring refreshments, free revitalizing hand spa treatments by Oasis Day Spa, great goody bags, and special discounts.

Trunk Shows at Richard’s

Upscale specialty clothing store Richard’s in Greenwich, Connecticut, is hosting the following trunk shows for this week: Ghurka men’s leather accessories and luxury gifts, including wine cases and poker sets, on 12/17 and 12/18; jewelry by Gurhan on 12/17; Graff diamond jewelry on 12/17; women’s jewelry from Temple St. Clair on 12/18; jewelry by Leslie Greene (with a personal appearance by the designer) on 12/18; Diamond in the Rough women’s jewelry on 12/18; and jewelry and picture frames from Monica Rich Kosann on 12/18. For more info: mitchellstores.com.

Evening Shopping Event at Beehive Co-op
Head to gift boutique Beehive Co-op in Mount Kisco on 12/16 from 7 pm to 9:30 pm and enjoy a special “Third Thursday” shopping event featuring wine, cheese, and music.

Savings on Couture Evening Wear

Looking for discounted couture evening cocktail wear? Check out just-received sample-size dresses by Alexander McQuinn and Chanel and new exotic-skin Manolos at COUTUREDossier in Chappaqua.

Jewelry Showcase at Tappan Z Gallery
Bling in the holidays at Tappan Z Gallery in Tarrytown on 12/17 from 5 to 10 pm at a reception launching the gallery’s handmade jewelry showcase and meet many of the 12 designers whose work is featured.

Free Shipping Day Just In Time for Christmas!
Don’t forget to take advantage of the third annual Free Shipping Day on 12/17, on which more than 1,300 retailers will offer free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve. For a list of participants and more info: freeshippingday.com.

Santa at Richards
Santa Claus will be making a special personal appearance at Richards in Greenwich, Connecticut, on 12/18 and 12/19 from 2 to 4 pm.


Free Gift Wrap and Bow Demonstrations
Head to The Container Store in White Plains to catch a free in-store gift-wrap and bow demonstration at 2 pm and 4 pm on 12/18 and 12/19 and the chance to win a $25 Container Store credit at each presentation.

Handy Gift Ideas

Save 50 percent off the entire line of Ellen Sirot’s hand and nail creams, now through the end of the year. Just mention code 50SALE at handperfection.com. Order by 12/16 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.



Holiday Gift Card Sale!

Buy a $100 Spa Week Gift Card for just $79.99 on Spaweek.com now through the end of the year. Cards do not expire and are redeemable at 1,800 locations throughout the country. For local spas, log onto Spaweek.com and search the gift card directory for participating spas.



Spa Deals Through 12/31

Choose a 60-minute hydrating vitamin C facial or deep-tissue massage at Euro Laser Services in Rye for just $79 each.


Three 60-minute treatments—seaweed facial, Dead Sea mineral mud wrap, and hot-stone massage—are each being offered at 20 percent off at the Golden Day Spa in Scarsdale.


Get a bonus $25 gift certificate for every $100 gift certificate you buy at Pretty Face Medi Spa in Montrose. Limit: four per customer.


Simply Skin Laser Medispa in Yonkers is offering a choice of a hydrating particle-free microdermabrasion for $75, laser hair removal for bikini or underarms for $99, or $50 off  Botox or cosmetic fillers.       



Early Bird Specials

Shine Salon & Spa in Ossining has a slew of specials for early birds: on Tuesdays from 9am to noon, manicures are $10, pedicures $25, body treatments $25 with either Julie or Brittany. On Wednesdays from 9am to noon, a single-process color is $60 and haircuts are $35 with Val or Leidy; formal hair styling and updos are $40, and makeup is $25.


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About This Blog

Katie O'Donnell

Pity the plight of the beauty blogger: Each week, the newest products appear on her desk, all promising younger-looking skin, tighter pores, plumper lips, lusher lashes, frizz-free hair—in short, a healthier, more glamorous life. Life is beautiful indeed.