The New Studio Offers Organic + Healthy Mani-Pedi’s, Eco-Friendly Polishes, Scrubs, Soaks + More

Costa Mesa, CA –
Lollipop Nail Studio, a chic, organic nail studio that is dedicated to natural, organic products and services, is proud to announce its new Orange County location at the CAMP. 

Tripling its space from the original store, Lollipop is not only growing to accommodate more Orange County women, men and children seeking its signature, organic manicures and pedicures but also adding to its services thanks to the movement towards non-toxic beauty treatments. From nourishing, water-based nail polish to lotions, scrubs and soaks made in-house of only the freshest organic ingredients, Lollipop strives to make getting a mani-pedi as safe, luxurious and enjoyable as possible.

With mid-century lounge treatment chairs embroidered with the Lollipop logo and a vintage bamboo sofa where clients are offered treatments, the large, bright space also features several large tables where classes and parties can be accommodated.  A vintage candy display that now showcases Lollipop’s organic and natural recipe ingredients, welcomes clients as does the smell of the four essential elements used in the studio’s signature manicures and pedicures: almond, rose, camellia and geranium.

Inspired by Jackie Dalton’s young daughter to offer a nail salon free of chemicals, owners Jackie Dalton, an FIDM alum and former designer and boutique owner, and Hope Allen, an actress, launched Lollipop Nail Studio in September 2012.   “We feel so blessed to have grown so much in a year,” says Dalton. “People are just learning about all the nasties in nail polish and cosmetics and have embraced our fresh mani/pedi experience. Our clients are often surprised to see all of these gorgeous nail colors in formulations that are much healthier for you.”

HEALTHIER NAIL POLISH: Offering nourishing nail polish that is safe for your skin in a wide variety of shades and colors, the treatments are safe for adults and kids alike. Lollipop has grown its offerings of non-toxic nail polish that are free of Toluene, DBP, formaldehyde and camphor, including:
·         SpaRitual, which is a vegan, 5-free line of polish that has great lasting power and incredible, saturated colors.
·         Hopscotch Kids, a line of non-toxic water-based polish for kids and kids at heart, which is safe for little fingers and has a really quick drying time for children since they usually can't sit still very long. They’ve got great, bright colors that kids really love.
·         Scotch, another line offered at Lollipop, is also water-based and has a more sophisticated range of colors. 
·         Zoya polishes have also gotten a great response from the customer looking for healthier nail polish.

NEW ORGANIC APOTHACARY PRODUCTS + CLASSES: Striving to ensure a teaching environment, educating clients on healthier beauty options, Lollipop will also soon offer classes on how to make your own scrubs and oils. Also, Lollipop’s artful apothecary, where signature products are mixed to match treatments and needs, is the inspiration behind a soon-to-be launched product line using the finest quality organic ingredients.

PARTIES: Lollipop’s loyal clientele frequently hosts parties at the studio. Now with the new location, larger groups who want to use the studio as a gathering space to host events and parties, including bridal, birthday, fashion and charity, can be accommodated.

SIGNATURE LOLLIPOP NAIL STUDIO MANICURES AND PEDICURES: For each service, Lollipop sterilizes all stainless steel tools, and uses only brand-new files, sticks and buffers, as well as new liners for each pedicure. Manicures are waterless, performed with hot towels and custom-created oils.

Prices start at $25 for an adult manicure, $35 for an adult pedicure; $15 for a child manicure and $15 for a child pedicure.  

HOURS AND LOCATION: Lollipop Nail Studio is now open Monday-Saturday 10:30 am to 7 pm; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm at the CAMP, 2937 Bristol Street, in Costa Mesa, CA. The studio can be contacted by calling 714.444.0330.


Costa Mesa, CA - The oc mart MiX, over 30 boutiques under one roof at South Coast Collection (SOCO) and purveyors of all things good,  is a vibrant gathering of owner-operated shops, who offer  unique products from fashion and home to kids and food.  Sunset Magazine says, “The oc mart MIX is the best reason to pull off the 405”.  

Here are just some of the oc mart Mix gift ideas for under $50:

1. A&O

2. Alexander Gray - Tego Audio speaker that retails at $40

3. B.Candy - Fun and unique sweets for all ages. Tons of great stocking stuffer ideas.

4. Bauble Accessories

5. Briana Rene - Imagine soap, $11, from the super popular brand, Lollia

6. Cheese Shop -

7. Deer Lovely - Baggu Tote Bag (available in Olive and Coral) $22; 31 Bits Jewelry $10-$50

8. Derringer Cycles -

9. Eva’s Trunk Denim Bar – Promotion iPad cover for $36; Great women’s premium denim, tops, dresses, and accessories.

10. Fashion Camp OC Fashion Camp is a great gift idea for kids, teens and adults. We offer fashion classes in creating, designing, sketching, styling and of course, sewing. We also offer week-long camps that highlight all aspects of fashion, and encourage creating thinking. We are offering two weeks of Winter Break Camps (Dec. 19 - 23 and Dec. 26 - 30), and January will bring Sketching, Styling and Sewing Classes. For pricing and more details, visit

11. Fleur Les Fete

12. Flourish - Bracelets $20-$30

13. Heirlooms and Hardware -$36 aprons; two wick Voluspa tins are $16

14. KCeeG -KCee G strives to bring innovative and unique designers to our clientele.

15. Milk And Honey Baby -Large Organic Toy Bin with Felt Owl $42

16. Mixed Greens Home - Seed Bombs Native Wildflowers Each reusable muslin pouch holds five seed balls made from clay and worm castings to enrich depleted soil. Simply throw and grow; Bird - Made by artisans from Haiti from reclaimed cement bags painted with low voc paint.

17. Nirve Sports - Nirve Drink Caddy – MSPR $14.99 - Carry your favorite beverage on your bike; MP3 portable Speaker set. - MSPR $27.99 - Attaches to your bike or stroller using hook and look straps.

18. Nomadic Industries / As Issued- Nomadic Quantum Kids blank chair, which is priced at $49.95.Manufactured in USA of industrial strength 30% post consumer recycled cardboard (the remainder from FSC certified managed sources) with a 100% post consumer plastic cushion. Each chair is numbered in an edition of 1000. The blank chair is your canvas - make it your own! For each chair sold during the Holidays we will also donate a chair to a local school.

19. Organic to Green - Organic to Green Bath Care Products In ReUseCycle Glass -Our original, Fred Segal launched ReUse Glass Bottle Collection 'AS SEEN IN' magazines and at leading natural beauty and cosmetic boutiques. Organic for Body and Green for Planet. Give someone you care about any of our bath products to ease the holiday tension in a warm, relaxing bath! Starting at $28.; Organic Body Butters and Argon Sugar Scrubs -These bestsellers include 3 aromas: organic coconut for happiness, organic eucalyptus to de-stress, and organic lavender to calm. We offer small sizes starting at $18 with signature gift boxed large sizes at $45.

20. Paper House - Assorted note cards, starting at $16.

21. Portola Coffee Lab - Burlap Laptop Bag $40, for the coffee lover that also has a laptop; Portola Coffee, $12.75, Fresh roasted, organic, "Best Coffee in OC"-OC Weekly best of, 2011.

22. Salvage Design - Vintage Die Cast Pencil Sharpener (w/ 3 Recycled Newspaper Pencils)Don't be dull! Stay sharp this season, and show your loved ones you're their biggest fan with our vintage die cast fan-style pencil sharpeners. Other assorted sharpener styles available. No two are alike!$18

23. Saige Nicole’s Baby Boutique Luxurious Plush Giraffe by Little Giraffe $39.50; Available in Luxe Blue or Luxe Pink Dot; Yes, that is Suri Cruise with hers!

24. Savory Spice Stop- At Savory Spice Shop we have 20 gift sets under $25.00 and 35 under $50.00. From a Bloody Mary gift set to Best of BBQ we have a gift set for everyone or you can customize your own set at almost any price point.

25. Smart Dog – With the natural dog jerky treat company, Smartdog Jerky, as the corner stone, Smart Dog is filled with treasures for you and your pooch, from beautifully designed dog bowls, stylish collars and leashes to hand painted pillows.

26. Smocking Birds - Noodles & Boo Baby Care- Hypo allergenic care for baby and mama – under $25; Hand Smocked Bibs & Bonnets – under $25; Book Buggies- Perfect for keeping your books in one place, or hauling them around to your special reading corner- under $50

27. Stoned Jewelry - A fabulous selection of beaded bracelets on elastic cord or macramé silk cord. Prices starting at $25.00

28. Surfing Heritage Museum

29. The Pantry

30. We Olive & Wine Bar - We offer complementary olive oil tasting, wine by the glass and also wine flights. We strive to bring you small artisan olive oil producers from California and feature small boutique wines as well. You will enjoy complementary olive oil and balsamic with your glass of wine or order one of our delicious tapas plate featuring some of our wonderful gourmet foods. Happy hour in the wine bar is Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-7pm and all day Sunday.

Fresh Flowers for Your Home a Must? There's an App for that!

Fresh flowers for your home a must?

Looking to brighten up the room and make guests feel especially welcome?

Too busy cooking for your dinner party to pick up flowers?

Need to thank your host for that great weekend at the beach house?


There is an APP for that.


For the home décor-perfectionist or anyone looking to brighten up someone's day, check off your to-do list by downloading the app for California Blooms (, the premier internet retailer of fresh, boutique-grown roses from the central coast of California.

The CalBlooms App has been wildly successful for the company, which launched their iPhone app in time for Valentine’s Day this year. The CalBlooms App, currently available on the iTunes App Store, allows customers to order the highest-quality, eco-friendly roses anytime and anywhere.

California Blooms will offer a 20 percent discount for all first time orders generated by the App.

The Cal Blooms App features include:

• Quick and easy ordering - most orders can be completed in 3 minutes or less

• The ability to save previous orders, as well as ship to and bill to addresses

• Order from anywhere at anytime over the 3G or any Wi-Fi network

• Nine varietals including a mixed bouquet to ensure your sending the right message



Who doesn't like getting a beautiful bouquet of roses delivered?  Even if you did have to order them yourself!! ;-)