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My New Favorite Cleanser

By now, you are all familiar with my favorite face cream by Augustinus Bader. I haven’t veered from the Rich Cream since the day I first tried it. I am a complete convert. […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of August 03, 2020

From an elegant “night-in” blouse to essentials that will make spending time at home more enjoyable, we have you covered in this week’s top picks. We’ve got a perfume crafted with crisp scents […]

The Importance of Finding a Hobby

I’ve been working very hard since the middle of March when our world was turned upside down. I renovated the store a bit, I cleaned the store from top to bottom, I hustled […]

This Week’s COVID Essentials

I don’t know about you, but there are just a lot of humans in my house…all the time now. They are on every sofa, in every room, and so is their stuff. I […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 27, 2020

As Alexandria starts to open back up, we wanted to offer a reminder to get out there and support all of the amazing small businesses right here in our backyard. Our heads are […]

Taking Care of Your Skin in this Time of Face Masks

I’ve been getting a lot of customers with complaints of breakouts and irritated skin lately. It isn’t surprising as we’re all required to wear face masks when out in public. The use of […]

A Candle for Even the Biggest Candle Snob

I’ve made no secret of my obsession with candles and I’ve been brutally honest about the fact that I am a candle snob. I won’t bore you with a retelling. Suffice it to […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 20, 2020

Not sure which local business to support this week? Oh, do we have some inspiration for you. Shop lightweight cotton face masks that are both effective and comfortable, an ultra-feminine blouse that’s the […]

Take Care of Your Scalp

This post is by Abby Baldonado one of our wonderful Sales Associates at Bellacara. Thank you Abby!  I know that the lovely readers of Stylebook take excellent care of their skin, body, hair, […]

Combat Bug Repellant Spray

Artisanal bug repellant spray made with powerful all-natural ingredients including lemon eucalyptus oil. Originally used by U.S. Troops overseas to repel mosquitos, sand fleas, ticks, and other biting insects. This organic and non-toxic […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 13, 2020

There are a lot of sunny days left ahead of us, and that’s why this week’s top picks are all about embracing the current season. From a distressed denim dress that fits today’s […]

Finally…A Hand Sanitizer You’ll Actually Love

Since the beginning of this pandemic, customers have been requesting hand sanitizer. I tried many over the course of the last few months. I always found a reason not to purchase them. They […]

Curbside Color Pickup & In-Salon Services in a Private Room

At Claude Marcel, we want you to feel safe and comfortable whether you choose to return to the hair salon or choose to wait. Our salon and team follow strict government and health […]

It Bears Repeating…

Several years ago, I spent a good deal of money on a backyard patio, fireplace, and deck. It’s absolutely beautiful and it calls to me daily. Unfortunately, I and my youngest have been […]

Our Top Picks for the Week of July 06, 2020

If you’re feeling the heat, keep scrolling for some effortlessly chic items you will use on repeat this summer. From handmade earrings that make a simple summer outfit spectacular, a cult-favorite cleanser that […]

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