A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) was launched in October of 2005 as only one of a handful of beauty blogs at the time. Since that time it has been named one of the top 3 Most Influential Fashion & Beauty Blogs of 2013 (Circle of Moms), Top 50 Beauty Blogs (Konector), Top 9 Beauty Blogs (Beauty Store Business Magazine), Top 20 Beauty Blogs of 2011 (Shape Magazine), and Top Beauty Blog (VOGUE Australia.) Please subscribe for all of our beauty reviews.
Meet our team:
Shannon Nelson: Shannon launched A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) in 2005 to give women (mainly moms) straightforward reviews when they are short on time or simply hiding in the bathroom for some sanity. Shannon loves bath and body products and a good hair cut (especially if it can make her look younger.)
She’s been featured on WBRE TV’s PA Live as their social media expert, a guest speaker for ICMAD, Spa Clique, the HBA Expo and Cosmoprof North America on social media for business. She has been quoted in publications such as Glamour, New Beauty, Woman’s World, NailPro, Trendi, GCI and On Makeup Magazine, American Spa, Beauty Store Business Magazine; among other press. She has had the privilege of working with brands as a social media consultant. Shannon is a mom of 4 boys and currently lives in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Tweet her @agirlsgottaspa
Gail Lewis: As an advocate of natural beauty, Gail believes that beauty begins with a great skin, healthy shiny hair and full, natural brows (well-groomed of course.) She is always on the quest for the supplements, products or spa treatments that will help to achieve all three. As a working model Gail is constantly subjected to her fair share of primping and grooming and as a result prefers a less is more approach to beauty. She should also mention that she has a serious addiction to lip balms, conditioners and glosses…and maybe lip scrubs too! Gail spends her time between Miami Beach, Florida and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tweet her @GailSLewis
Ashley Smith: Ashley is a freelance makeup artist and nail tech, she also works in a salon as a hair stylist. Ashley is a single mother to her 7 year old daughter. When she isn’t busy being a mom or working in the salon, she enjoys catching up on the latest trends in cosmetics, hair and skin products. She also adores experimenting with different cosmetics and learning new techniques with makeup applications. Ashley feels every single woman is beautifully made in their own way. Great skin, healthy hair, and a little bit of makeup helps accentuate a woman’s true beauty. Some of her favorite cosmetics are highlighter, bronzer, and liquid eyeliner; she never leaves the house without them! Ashley is a graduate of Lansdale School of Cosmetology and currently resides in Lansdale, PA.
Amanda G: Amanda is a busy 20-something who never leaves home without her mascara. Co-host and producer of The Jeff Walker Show on 98.5 KRZ, Amanda makes sure her face is always ready for television, even though she’s on the radio. When she’s not dishing the latest celeb gossip or news on the airwaves, you’ll most likely find her pinning projects on Pinterest, planning her upcoming Fall wedding, or reading the latest Fifty Shades knock off. Amanda loves to share her favorite beauty finds, makeup tips, and skincare strategies. If there’s a new product on the shelves, chances are, she’s trying it. Tweet her @AmandaonAir
Cindy Ingalls: Cindy is the Editor in Chief of Prime Beauty, a beauty blog for women 40 and over and in their Prime! Prime Beauty was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Beauty Blogs by IFabbo in 2012, Top Fifty Beauty blogs by The Performance Leader and Konector and landed in the TOP 5 Beauty Blogs for Older Women by Stylelist.
An ex-model and self-professed makeup junkie, Cindy approaches aging with a witty, tongue-in-cheek attitude. She will give you the straight skinny on which products are worth your hard earned cash and which to skip as well as what’s hype and what’s fact.
Shopping is her cardio and her gym of choice is Nordstrom. If you don’t see her at the beauty counter, she is likely roaming the hills and valleys searching for the fountain of youth. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest. Tweet her @PrimeBeauty50
Stephanie Louise: Stephanie Louise is a military wife, California girl, and a passionate beauty enthusiast. When she isn’t pet sitting or writing beauty articles you’ll find her perusing the shops & cooking up a great meal. Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful focuses on everything from eyeshadow tutorials to skincare to nail art techniques. With a solid sprinkling of giveaways, new products, & beauty obsessed writing you’ll never be bored! Tweet her @StephLouiseATB
Hillary Fry: Hillary is a licensed manicurist sharing her love for the little canvases that adorn our digits. She shares pro product discussion on her beauty blog, Solessence. As a salon and editorial nail artist, she finds joy in working with new materials and looks on nails, but it always starts with a holistic approach to nail, skin and hand health. She’s a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Veteran and has had her work featured on the Nails Magazine cover (January 2013). She’s a mom to one handsome son and resides in Wisconsin. Tweet her @Solessence