Beauty Product Empties – Fall 2019

With all the items I have in my beauty arsenal, finishing any of them to the point of digging out the last bit of product doesn’t happen often. When it does, it certainly speaks volumes about how I feel about it. These are the products I have been turning upside down, shaking violently, and scraping the sides of.



Zelens Power A Drops

I’ve said it before, but this retinol serum is a can’t live without product for me. I use it every night and when I’m almost out near panic ensues. This bottle is upside down on the counter so every precious drop of goodness can drain to the cap.


Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum

This CBD infused facial serum is packed full of oils and is an essential part of my morning and nightly skincare rituals. It calms my skin, hydrates, and leaves my skin even toned. I found myself turning the bottle upside down and banging it on the palm of my hand for three days. When that was done, I ran my finger along the threaded rim to grab whatever I could before ultimately realizing it was all gone.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

I picked this up to see what all the hype was about. Since I try not to wash my hair every day, this became my go to when I wanted a little volume. It allowed me to stretch second day hair into third day hair more than once. Between the Shhhowercap and this spray, I can make a blow out last a long time!


Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick

Don’t toss your Westman Atelier stick foundation when it reaches the rim. I was desperate when I got to the bottom, so I grabbed my Nikki’s Magic Wand scraper and dug into the remaining foundation. It turns out that there is quite a bit left in the base. I’ve been scraping out the base for five days now and I think I still have a few days left. I have replaced the stick, but I’m determined to get every last bit out of the old one first.



RevitaLash Eyelash Conditioner

My lashes were in pretty bad shape after the summer and I wasn’t happy with them, so I started using RevitaLash eyelash conditioner to get them growing again. It’s been about 10 weeks now and I have noticed a major improvement in their length. I misplaced the tube on a recent trip and have been living out of a sample so as to not go without. The sample is now drying out and I’ve put it upside down in a jar of hot water to see if I can eek out one more day.


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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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