Gift Guide For Her

Are you struggling with what to buy a women in your life? Whether it’s you wife, sister, friend or mom, OC Facial Care Center has a gift for her. 

We’ve done all the work for you and made your shopping simple. Here is our Christmas gift guide for Christmas. 

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1. Candles: We’ve never met a woman who didn’t like a candle. We have fragrances ranging from floral, musky, spiced, citrus or the smell of fresh laundry. Our candles are all high quality with long burn hours. All come in beautiful boxes that would make a great gift!

2. Spa services: At OC Facial Center spoil that lady in your life with a thai massage, a wide variety of wonderful facials, body wraps, microblading, more. You can buy the service in advanced or give the gift of a gift certificate!

3. Clay Mask: Clay masks are all the rage! The Kypris deep clay mask is no exception! This little bottle packs a powerful punch and you will be thanked later!

4. Diffuser: Reed diffusers are great gifts for anyone! They are safer than candles because there is no flame and make your home or office smell wonderful. Our diffusers come in all different scents and sizes. 

5. Skin Care: We have a wide variety of moisturizer, eye creams, serums, cleaners and toners. Give the gift of beautiful skin!

If none of this seems like the right fit, come on in to our boutique where any one of our friendly skin care professionals can help you shop til’ you drop!

8 DIY Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

Smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, which helps explain the rush of nostalgic feelings that flood our brains when we step into a home that smells like the holidays. It's the accumulated memories of years gone by—delivered straight to your brain via your nose.

When we think about the real essence of the holidays, visions of grandma’s cookies, a towering, fresh-cut Christmas tree, and spiced apple cider dance in our heads. But store-bought candles, sprays, and air fresheners usually miss the mark, delivering chemical fragrances that smell more like bathroom cleaner than a fresh pine tree. So this year, opt for simple DIYs with real ingredients to evoke the warmest memories—and help create new ones you'll never forget.

CLOVE ORANGES

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This DIY has been around since the Middle Ages, and there’s a reason it's become the quintessential holiday scent. The spicy citrus aroma of clove oranges is intoxicating, and they’re decorative as well. Plus, creating a stunning clove-studded orange is so easy! Just take a whole orange (or even a grapefruit or apple), poke some holes into the rind with a toothpick or pin, and insert individual cloves into each hole—as many as you’d like! Place the orange on the rim of a jar and store it anywhere around the house to permeate the air with this delectable scent.

APPLE-CINNAMON SIMMER POT

For a yummy holiday fragrance that starts in the kitchen and makes its way through the entire house, boil the following ingredients in a pot of water, then reduce to a low simmer.

1 apple, sliced

3 cinnamon sticks, halved

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 to 2 teaspoons ground cloves 

1 to 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

PINE-CINNAMON SIMMER POT

For a simple scent that embodies Christmas trees and holiday spice, create a simmer pot with a handful or two of pine needles and two to three cinnamon sticks, halved.

NO-BAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SCENT

To create a sweet, oven-baked scent without the cookies, combine palmfuls of cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and half of a vanilla bean into a pot and simmer in water. (Or, bake some cookies, because you know you want to. Even if you're not a baker, you can still have your cookies—and eat them too.)

DIY DIFFUSER

Forget about those synthetic-smelling diffusers at the store. Who knew it was so easy to DIY this sophisticated room fragrance? All you need is:

Small recycled glass bottle

14 drops orange oil

8 drops clove oil

8 drops pine oil 

8 drops cinnamon oil

10 drops cedarwood oil

2 tablespoons vodka

1 cup water

Bamboo skewers

Drop essential oils into the bottle and diffuse with vodka (to absorb the oils). Then, just add water! Insert the bamboo skewers into the bottle, allow to soak for 24 hours, then reverse the skewers to soak the opposite ends. Rotate the ends of the skewers weekly.

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SPRAY

The trifecta of orange, pine, and cinnamon creates the warmest, most invigorating aroma of Christmas. Capture this spirit in a simple room spray that can be spritzed all over the home. Start with four drops of orange oil, three drops of pine oil, and three drops of cinnamon oil—you can do as much as 16, 12, and 12 drops, respectively. Drop the oils into a glass spray bottle, dilute with one tablespoon vodka, and fill with six tablespoons water. Intoxicating!

CHRISTMAS LOG

Create some aromatic fire magic by adding one drop of orange or cinnamon essential oil per log and lighting it up in the fireplace—a next-level way to experience a cozy fireside snuggle.

MULLED DRINKS

Adding mulling spices to your drink of choice creates a nostalgic holiday scent throughout the kitchen that you can sip up, too. Simmer the spices in apple cider or red wine for a fragrant holiday beverage. Cheers!

 

Tips For Shopping on Cyber Monday

Surveys suggest that more than half of holiday shopping takes place online, and that figure grows every year. But as blissful as online shopping is, the Internet is a sterile environment. Unlike your local shopping mall, you can’t land an online discount by asking for a deal or “knowing a guy.”

You can scan product price tags on individual sites till you go cross-eyed, but you’ll always feel like you’re missing a steal. But there are ways to be an extreme online deal finder without making it a full-time job. 

We’re all in a hurry but still, like to save money. Here are some techniques I use to maximize my holiday cheer and minimize the money spent.

Everyone likes to save money especially on Cyber Monday when almost everything is on sale! Here are some tips to save the most while online shopping.

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1. Save money with Honey

This is the best thing since sliced bread. When you are checking out, you hit the Honey button and it will try every available promo code saving you the most money possible. Its like finding virtual coupons that never expires.

Best of all, Honey is a free service, and the developer says they won’t sell your shopping data to other companies.

2. Get Invisible Hand

Buyer’s remorse is the worse. You pick a great Christmas gift, you click “purchase,” and then you find the same item on another website for far cheaper. You feel like you’ve been ripped off. Overspending on this one item means you can’t give as many gifts as you’d hoped.

InvisibleHand helps prevent this from happening. It’s a browser extension that notifies you if a product is available from another online retailer for less. You need only press a button, and you’ll be linked to the relevant page of a competing website. There’s also a drop-down menu so that you can compare prices on several sites at once. The company claims average savings of $7.55 per purchase.

You can think of InvisibleHand as a personal shopping assistant. The add-on compares prices across dozens of online stores, including big names like Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart. You’ll also see results from select specialty stores.

3. Know the shopping cart trick

Here’s a clever trick for folks who like to manipulate the system: Shop around a familiar website, put your items in your shopping cart, and then go to the checkout.

But instead of actually checking out, close the browser window. If you’ve ordered items from the site before, the retailer should have your email address on file. Companies will often write to notify you that you’ve left items in your cart. To encourage you to complete the purchase, these companies may send you coupons for those particular items.

This trick doesn’t always work, but I’ve personally scored 20% discounts by not completing my order. If you’re planning to buy the items anyway, there’s no harm in trying.

Not everything is rosy online shopping. Scammers are out in full-force this time of year. 

Hopefully these tricks will allow to you save money!!