It may sound silly, but even though I don’t drink, those Corona commercials snag my attention every time. Sounds of the ocean, the sense of relaxation and the refreshing lime placed perfectly in the bottle neck. It’s that lime that calls out to me saying, “Let me quench your thirst.” Read more
Lapis, The Spa at Fontainebleau’s Director of Spa operations, Josie Feria, came up with a few DIY spa treatments to rescue and revive your skin, and hopefully calm your mind. Take some time to nourish your body and senses.
RESCUE ME SCRUB
Benefits: Exfoliation of dry surface skin and increased hydration
½ cup mineral salts
2 tbsp of any carrier oil such as avocado, jojoba, grapeseed or kukui
5 drops lemongrass oil
Directions: Read more
The recent record-breaking cold weather that has been imposed on us this winter has been pretty stressful on our skin. In prepping my legs to be dress ready for Spring, a serious exfoliation was in order (and yes, a shave!)
Enter Sapien Women Body Scrub and Shave Gel from Surya Brasil. Surya Brasil is a line of natural and certified organic beauty products. Surya Brasil also abstains from using substances that are harmful to you or to the environment in their products so their products will never contain lead, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, parabens, resorcinol or PPD (dye). Read more
Leave the comforting and warm scents of winter behind and trade them in for something lighter. Fruits and florals pair perfectly with strappy sandals. While I love the musky fragrances of the colder months, by March I long for scents that are fresh and uplifting.
The harsh and bitter cold has done a number on most of us, leaving skin dehydrated and flakey. There are three lotions you need this Spring that will not only provide your skin with the continued nourishment it needs, but provides that olfactory invigoration to help uplift your mood. Read more
The concept of A Girl’s Gotta Spa! began simple enough 9 years ago this October.
I was 31 years old at the time. I moved from the suburbs of the Philadelphia area to the rural surroundings of the Pocono mountains just two years prior. I had 3 boys already and soon enough would be having a 4th. The idea of taking time for myself was not a foreign concept, although one that seems to have some duplicity in the notion of it. On the one hand you have people telling you that you need some me time, “Take some time for yourself,” they’d say, “You deserve it.” Then, on the other hand, you have people tsking you and accusing you of being selfish for doing so.
I believe you deserve to be pampered. Read more
The thought of soaking in a bathtub filled with hot water, for me, is the epitome of complete and total relaxation.
Imagining my muscles relaxing, any knots in my body unwinding and my mind being completely at ease, is just sheer bliss. Add an amazing bath soak containing epsom salts, organic olive oil, and four different essential oil blends and bath time becomes the ultimate at-home spa experience as it was for me when I first tried Everyone Bath Soaks. Read more
Aside from the fact that study after study have shown that men perceive women wearing a grapefruit fragrance to be younger than they actually are, there are many more benefits to grapefruit essential oil in skin and body care.
Although, honestly, I am all over grapefruit for the youth factor alone… Read more
I am a huge fan of artisan bar soaps. Don’t get me wrong, I like shower gels, creams and washes, but there is just something about an artisan bar soap that is so much more appealing. For me it almost feels more personal and luxurious.
Combine a great bar soap with an incredible scent and it’s almost impossible to get me out of the shower – an issue that I’ve been dealing with since I started using MSC Skin Care Bourbon Vanilla and Oak Bar Soap. MSC Skin Care + Home produces bath, body and home products that are all handmade in Brooklyn, NY and features an assortment of custom fragrance blends. Read more
Color. Something that the winter has left us devoid of and something I long for.
Scent. I simply cannot wait until the blossoms of Spring lend their fragrance.
What I’m loving right now has everything to do with color and floral scents. Honestly, I’m spending a lot of time on Pinterest simply staring at flowers, warm climates and pinning colorful cosmetics. There’s something about the power of color and fragrance that can uplift your mood. How many days until Spring again?
Tom Ford Spring 2014 Lip Color Sheer in Summer Fling: Feminine and perfectly subtle for Spring.
Tory Burch “Divine” Bronzer, Blush and Highlighter: Love products that offer multi-tasking benefits.
Marc Jacobs Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Magenta Violet: Eye catching and bold.
Chantecaille Save the Bees Eyeshadow Palette: The perfect romantic looking eye.
Pretty much the entire US is currently experiencing awful winter weather. Even here in Marina del Rey, CA, I’ve had the heat on for at least the past week. Along with that dreadful extreme winter weather comes dry, flaky skin which is never a welcome sight…or feel. To get my skin moisturized I’ve been relying on Korres Japanese Rose Body Butter.
The Japanese Rose Body Butter has a very feminine, floral scent that is light and pretty, yet fresh…the perfect romantic scent for any day of the year. The Body Butter is also chock full of antioxidants enzymes as well as wheat protein, which promotes healthy skin and possesses regenerative properties. Read more