A Girl’s Gotta Spa! ® 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. Contact us at productreview @ agirlsgottaspa dot com.

Meet our team:

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Editorial Team


Shannon Smyth: Shannon launched A Girl’s Gotta Spa! ®  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.) Shannon firmly believes that You Deserve to Be Pampered and launched a bespoke natural bath and body line to promote this mission. Check it out at www.agirlsgottaspa.com/store

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.

Contributing Editors:

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

Mandy Lewis: A self professed beauty junkie and foodie, Mandy is always on the lookout for products that will simplify and shorten her beauty routine. Most weekends you can find her in the kitchen either dishing up an old favorite or trying something new to cook for her family and friends. She’s a big believer in using fresh herbs and seasonings when cooking; it makes the food so much better! The three beauty products that she cannot live without are serums, moisturizers and a good conditioner. When she’s not being a busy Mom and student (and sister to Gail), she unwinds and relaxes by doing hot yoga, baking, reading or playing with her precocious three year old.

Courtney Smith RN BSN: Courtney is a woman who wears many hats in life as wife, mom of seven children (several with disabilities), telemetry staff nurse, public speaker, and as a published author. Some of her notable works include, contributions in Mark I. Pinksy’s, best-seller Amazing Gifts and in world renowned Phyllis Kilbourn’s book, Let All the Children Come. She has created/lead conferences and spoke on a variety of topics in healthcare and disability from the power of friendship to Autism to advocating to caring for the caretaker. Courtney was also the founder of the Links of Love disability ministry model, which was designed to come along side families affected by disability in an effort to not just help families survive, but to thrive! She is a passionate advocate and educator for the caregiver and busy woman and believes that every woman is a masterpiece in the making.  Her goal is to help mom’s of children affected by disability and the busy woman in general to tap into and enhance they’re beauty, strength, balance, laughter, and health, so that they can keep pressing in and on through some of life’s toughest matters and busiest times! Tweet her @CourtneySmithRN

Amanda C: 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 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