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Greer's OC: Angelitos Card a perfect way to shop

October 09, 2012|By Greer Wylder

Shop South Coast Plaza boutiques and restaurants with your Angelitos Card. The card, which may be purchased for just $60, is 100% tax deductible and the entire amount goes to Angelitos de Oro, a program that raises funds for one-on-one mentoring programs for at-risk children through Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County.

You can get your holiday shopping done early, find the perfect birthday or wedding gift or just complete your fall wardrobe with the exclusive savings for cardholders, all while improving the lives of children in the community.

The 20% savings is off regularly priced merchandise and some exclusions apply, but there is no limit to how many times you can use the card during the week.

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For a full list of participating boutiques, visit http://www.angelitosdeoro.org/boutiques.

Purchase your Angelitos Card by visiting any South Coast Plaza concierge or by calling (949 )642-9883. South Coast Plaza is at 3333 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa.

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Going back to the roots of beauty

Luckily for Laguna Beach, one woman did crazy research to hunt down the best in non-toxic cosmetics and brought them into one new shop, Roots The Beauty Underground.

Owner Laura Linsenmeyer said many big-name beauty products have "mind-blowing toxicity," yet there's a whole other world of lesser-known products that are non-toxic and high performance.

"They're just not plastered in magazines," Linsenmeyer said. "I find privately-owned companies making non-toxic beauty lines. Ninety percent of them I personally know. They have integrity and passion."

Roots is a fantastic, old-fashioned beauty supply store that just happens to stock the best in non-toxic products for men, women and children. Choose from hair, body, makeup, nail, skin and fragrance products. There's even an Organic Color Systems certified salon inside the store.

Linsenmeyer proudly offers something for everyone's budget, from high-end to affordable. And her shop carries hard-to-find products like Gwyneth Paltrow's favorite body shimmer, Prtty Peaushun; organic Chocolate Sun sunless tanner; and Suntegrity, a five-in-one face cream that's a moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, primer and treatment.

She also sells chic nail polish like Priti NYC, Sheswai Lacquer, Vapour Organic and water based Acquarella that don't include the three evil ingredients: formaldehyde, DBP or Dibutyl phthalate, and toluene.

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