Thursday, April 30, 2015


We're doing a second makeup giveaway on Instagram! Head over to @thesanteealley to enter. Winner will be announced tomorrow, Friday, May 1!

The prize includes: a Beauty Treats Professional Blush Contour Palette, a City Color Contour Palette, a KLEANCOLOR Pro Artistry Sizzling Shimmer Eyeshadow Set, L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in "coy", and J.Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in "heartadocious". 

Must live in the U.S. and be at least 18 years old. Winner will be announced on this post.

Monday, April 27, 2015

X-PRT Shoes Now Offering Kids Sizes

Last year we introduced X-PRT shoes, a retail and wholesale men's footwear store on Maple Avenue. We love X-PRT for its stylish casual styles and incredible prices, and we are very excited to announce they are now offering kids and baby sizes. Kids sizes start at size 10 and go up to size 4. Baby sizes go from size 3 to size 8. Adult sizes go up to size 13.

Even more exciting, X-PRT is online! Shop sport shoes, boots, dress shoes, and leather loafers at (Please note, kids and baby sizes were not yet available to purchase online at the time this post went live). Scroll below to see more of the current inventory and check out X-PRT's Facebook and Instagram for new styles.

1119-A Maple Ave.

Pictured above are the kids loafers. Expect more styles to be available soon.
The cutest baby loafers.

Why shop X-PRT? Because they offer well-made, quality shoes and most are priced under $40. The styles are fashionable and range from casual sneakers to dress shoes.

Monday, April 20, 2015

HM Hormiguitas Giveaway Winner

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to the HM Hormiguitas Makeup Giveaway winner! And thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DK Hawaiian Clothing & Accessories

DK Hawaiian Clothing & Accessories recently relocated to 1108 1/2 inside Santee Alley. The store is a wholesale and retail vendor of Hawaiian apparel, accessories, and fashion jewelry. DK is a manufacturer and has other locations in the Fashion District, but this is the only one that is open to the public. 

In addition to Hawaiian inspired fashions, DK offers "Rasta" merchandise: clothing, totes, backpacks, beanies, jewelry, and accessories. Scroll below to see current styles.

DK Hawaiian Clothing & Accessories
1108 1/2 inside Santee Alley

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Makeup and Beauty Supply Store Expands Santee Alley Location + a GIVEAWAY!

Makeup and beauty supply store, HM Hormiguitas has expanded its location at 315-B E 11th St, inside Santee Alley. Remember last year when we announced the store had expanded? It's now twice the size! Their makeup and beauty supply selection has also doubled including hair tools, beauty tools, and hair extensions. HM Hormiguitas is officially the largest makeup and beauty supply store in the Fashion District. It is a wholesale and retail vendor of makeup brands like  NYX Cosmetics, L.A. Girl, City Coulour, J. Cat Beauty, Beauty Treets, and Klean Color.

HM Hormiguitas also offers beauty supplies. Popular times include makeup brushes and makeup brush sets, as well as makeup sponge applicators and blenders. The J.Cat Pro Make-Up Brushes pictured below are best sellers.

In addition to beauty and makeup, you'll find an amazing selection hair wands, straighteners/flat irons, curling irons, and crimpers, even hair care products. Brands include BeBella, HerStyler, Hollywood Stars, ISO Professional, LUV, Proliss, and Iyalorde.

Lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss, lip paint...  you name it, they got it!

We love the contour and eyeshadow palettes. There's so many to choose from!

In celebration of their recent expansion, HM Hormiguitas provided us with their best-selling products to give away to one of our readers! The lucky winner will get a KleanColor Pom Pom Rainbow Baked Makeup Kit, Make-Up For You Makeup Brush Set, Beauty Treats Concealer Palette, Beauty Treats Matte Blush Palette, City Color All-Set Setting Spray with Silica, City Color Photo Chic Primer, L.A. Girl Glazed lip paint in "whisper" and "babydoll", and J.Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in "2nd Impossible Thing" and "Pishslaver".

You can enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the HM Hormiguitas Instagram for new products and current inventory. For pricing and additional information, please contact the store directly or shop their website.

HM Hormiguitas
315-B E 11th St
323-200-8124 - Spanish
213-536-5448 - English