Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shopping for Makeup in Santee Alley

HM Hormiguitas is a long-time favorite of Santee Alley shoppers and this blog. Along with its sister store, Iyalorde, it's the biggest makeup and beauty supply store in the area open to both the public and wholesale shoppers. We stopped by recently to see what was in stock and found they're makeup selection has grown since the last time we visited. And you thought it couldn't get any better! Scroll below to see some of our favorites and check them out on Instagram @hmhormiguitas.

HM Hormiguitas
315-B E 11th St.

  • Makeup/Cosmetics
  • Eyelashes
  • Beauty Tools & Supplies
  • Hair Extensions
  • Hair Tools
  • Makeup Cases

  • Contour and conceal palettes
  • Makeup brush sets
  • Eyeshadow palettes
  • Blush palettes

  • Lipstick and lip glosses
  • Maskcara
  • Blush
  • Concealers
  • Foundations
  • Eyeliner

  • Hair straighteners and curlers
  • Hair wands
  • Hair products 

  • Jordana
  • City Color
  • L.A. Girl
  • J.Cat Beauty
  • Proliss
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • + many more!

Makeup cases come in a variety of sizes and colors.  Please contact the store directly for pricing information.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Chantel's Wigs, Hair Extensions, & Hair Accessories

Wigs, hair extensions, and hair accessories can be purchased retail and wholesale at Chantel's. The Santee Alley store offers the best clip-in and weaving hair extensions, all 100% human hair and Remy virgin human hair. They also have an excellent selection of wigs in blondes, brunettes, reds, and black hair colors including lace-front wigs.

Available brands include Fashion Source, Eve Company, New World International, and Hair Republic

1015 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley

Remy virgin hair is considered to be the best quality as it is natural human hair that has never been processed and is typically sourced from the first haircut a woman receives before she turns 30. It is especially recommended for women looking to perm their wigs. The cuticles in Remy Hair are not stripped, which makes them look completely natural.

Clip-in hair extensions are available in sizes 14"-22" and track weaving hair extensions come in sizes 8"-26".

To care for your wigs and hair extensions, Chantel's recommends conditioning as needed. Wigs and hair extensions can also be washed with soap and cold water (if needed) followed by conditioning and should be stored in a cool place. 

Chantel's is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Iyalorde Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies

Beloved makeup and beauty supplies store Iyalorde got a makeover! Now under new ownership and re-named Iyalorde Cosmetics, the store is focusing on providing quality makeup and beauty tools for wholesale and retail buyers. Though they still carry some hair tools, about 90% of the store is dedicated to cosmetics and cosmetic products. Popular brands include L.A. Girl, NYX, City Color, L.A. Colors, and J. Cat Beauty.

Scroll below to see current inventory and stop by the store to shop your favorites.

Iyalorde Cosmetics
1006-F Inside Santee Alley

Our favorite find were these makeup cases (pictured above). They come in a number of sizes from "personal sized" to "make-up pro". The rolling makeup cases come in various colors and are very affordable.

Contour palettes, eyeshadow palettes, blush palettes... you name it, Iyalorde has it.

The beauty tool selection includes makeup brushes and brush sets, sponge applicators, eyebrow shapers and more.

Everyone's favorite however, is the massive wall of lashes!

New products this week: L.A. Girl pressed powder for darker skin tones and gel polish.