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Lisa Gillespie: 24K hammered vermeil necklace with smoky quartz, golden citrine ans Swarovski crystals, $575. 858-337-2234; lisakg.com
 
Ana Staci: Brushed-gold pepper charm earrings, $30. 619-889-6723; anastaci.com
  Jennifer Rea: Gold-plated wishbone and feather charm necklace with carnelian and glass teardrops on gold-fill chain, $95. 858-337-4877; jenniferrea.com.  
  Maya Brenner: The Watch Over You necklace with 14k gold Buddha and angel charms on 14k gold chain, $220. mayabrenner.com.  
  Tous: 18k yellow-gold bracelet from the Drams Collection, $1,812. 619-299-8687; tous.com.  
  Aaron Basha: Sealife charms on yellow-gold link bracelet, $2,800. Charms range from $280 to $3,800. aaronbasha.com
  Angelfish: Blue Starfish Legends earrings, $80. angelfishjewelry.com.  
  Helen Ficalora: Yellow-gold initial charms, $85 each, on yellow-gold chain, $60. 877-754-2676; helenficalora.com.  

 


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Tips from a Mission Hills skincare marvel for achieving complexion perfection

IN THE CHARMING and historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, among the tree-lined streets and quaint houses, lives San Diego’s best-kept beauty secret: Sara Elizabeth Skin Care Boutique.

Native San Diegan Sara Elizabeth Kuite left home to learn her craft in a bigger arena. “I wanted to explore what ‘true beauty’ really meant, where it stemmed from,” she says. And explore she did. Kuite worked as a cosmetologist in Illinois, then for Estee Lauder Skincare in New York City. But it was under the tutelage of Manhattan-based facialist Ling Chan—owner of the famed Ling Skincare—that Kuite took her interest in skincare to a whole new level. “Apprenticing for Ling, I learned so much about proper skincare,” she says.

So if you’re living the high life in the Big Apple, at the top of your profession, why leave? “I adore Mission Hills!” she says. “It’s such a relaxing, comfy neighborhood. Plus, I saw a void out here for premium skincare; San Diego was kind of in the Dark Ages in terms of facials.”

Armed with knowledge of both Eastern and Western skincare techniques, Kuite lets us in on her secret to getting skin in shape: The Idebenone Facial. “Right now, that’s what it’s all about,” she says. “It’s our most popular treatment and it gives every skin type an all-over radiance.” Idebenone—skincare’s trendiest new ingredient—is a synthetic form of coenzyme Q10, an essential antioxidant that adds a healthy glow to most skin tones. Kuite also maintains that great skin does not have to have a million-dollar price tag attached. “This facial is particularly effective,” she says. “You should get one about every six weeks, but even with two a year you’ll see a difference.”

Contact her at 619-977-7546; saraelizabethskincare.com.

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