A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Celebrates 7 Years of Beauty Blogging


On this date, seven years ago, at the young age of 31, I began to find my voice. I heard stories of how when you turn 30, you really discover who you are. This was true for me.

I had long had a passion for writing, was obsessed with every beauty product on the planet, but also wanted to find a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

Can a beauty blog make a difference in someone’s life? It sure can when you provide them with a solution to their problem. 

In seven years, I have accomplished some amazing things, met some even more amazing people, and have had the ability to do things I never thought possible. Launching A Girl’s Gotta Spa! was the best decision I have ever made. I most especially love being a positive role model to my 4 sons, showing them that it is possible to be passionate about something and make it your career. One that you are really good at, and yet, it doesn’t feel like a job.

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! gave me the ability to be a public speaker educating businesses on social media. It gave me the ability to be a freelance writer (yes, I’ve been published in magazines!) It gave me the ability to become a social media consultant and work directly with some amazing brands. It gave me the ability to be on television doing social media segments. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! became trademarked. It gave me the ability to become friends with people all over the globe. But most of all, it gave me a voice, which means I got to connect with YOU.

I have never forgotten that it is my readers who are the most important people when it comes to this beauty blog. I write for YOU. I hope that comes across in each post. I truly appreciate that you read this blog. While we are growing with more writers (a very big goal of mine!), we always want to keep this blog as personable as possible.

So what’s to come for the next seven years? I’m not sure, but if it is as amazing as what has transpired in these seven years…then I totally look forward to what lies ahead!

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in beauty, PA Live 4 Comments

About the author

Shannon Smyth

Shannon began A Girl's Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. She has been featured in Glamour, VOGUE Australia, Woman's World, Nail Pro, SHAPE and on WBRE's PA Live. She is a go-to source for social media consulting when it comes to beauty brands.

4 Responses to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Celebrates 7 Years of Beauty Blogging

  1. Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    Congratulations Shannon! You are an inspiration to those of us you came along because of you! I am so proud to be part of your team!!!
  2. Valerie C.
    Congrats! You’ve accomplished a lot. I love your blog :) Best wishes for many more years blogging!
  3. Shannon Nelson
    Thank you Valerie!
  4. Shannon Nelson
    Thanks Cindy!!

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