Fashion Friday: Buzz on new beauty finds and sales

We’re busy putting our February beauty feature to bed, so I’ve got beauty on the brain this week, further helped by the great holiday specials and new treatments stuffing my inbox. But never fear shoppers, there is a golden nugget for you as well this week. Happy blissful (and apparently very, very wet) weekend:

-    Coming around on their 2nd birthday early next year, Elaia Spa at the gorgeous Hyatt at Olive 8 is ringing in the holiday cheer with their “12 Days of Christmas” spa treatment sale. Starting Tuesday, December 14th, Elaia offers one distinct deal each day, leading up to a big deal on Christmas, a whopping 40% off any spa treatment. Other steals include a winter manicure for $30 (reg. $45) next Wednesday, a free brow wax with $50 gift purchase on Tuesday, December 21st or 50% off a signature Market Fresh wrap on Thursday, the 23rd. In case you need any extra incentive, Elaia’s fresh winter scrubs are sourced in the Northwest, this month you can choose between a sugar plum and spice scrub or cranberry geranium vanilla wrap. Full details here.

-    A couple of blocks south, the styling and blow-out queens at Swink Style Bar are adding two new services to their menu: super-trendy hair tinsel and feathering extensions. Try tinsel in leiu of jewels this holiday, the subtle or brightly colored shimmering silk is tied into hair and last several weeks for a subtle, yet fun little party accessory, or add an edgy bohemian charm with feather extension, also tied in and lasting 4-6 weeks. Given the Facebook and Twitter chatter from satisfied ladies about town, I suggest you book now!

-    There are “meh…sale… I guess”, and then are “SALE, OMG YOU MUST GO NOW” events. The annual Sportswise event is the latter, especially for the plethora of running, biking, hiking, climbing junkies in our area. Featuring men’s and women’s outdoors and athletic gear from small, stellar companies like Dude Girl, Horny Toad and my favorite local purveyor, Oiselle (their chic line includes the perfectly fit running gear, or in my case, lounging around the house wear). Everything is marked 40-80% off regular retail (eighty, people), get to Fremont this weekend, sale runs until 5 pm Sunday.