6 Tips to Avoid These Summer Skin Problems

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; Oh the summer skin care woes. From sunburn to body acne to sun parched skin, we've gathered expert tips for how to avoid them from Read more

5 Sun-Kissed Summer Prep Tips For Glowing Skin

If you're looking to get your skin Summer-ready, read on for tips from spas that give some skin advice you'll want to start using ASAP. Inflammation, Environmental Irritant Damage Tip: The wound healing herb, Calendula, is traditionally known to reduce inflammation and soothe irritation.  Create an at-home face mist, combine dried Read more

Getting My Hair Summer-Ready #MyOliaStory #Ad

Disclosure: I’m sharing #MyOliaStory as part of a Garnier® sponsored series for Socialstars™ The fabulous hair color is all mine. Keeping my hair color vibrant, healthy looking... and most of all, covering the grays, is important to me. It feels like post-pregnancy that the gray hair is coming out in Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with Lilly's Bathcarry

Lilly's Bathcarry is an online boutique that has been providing luxurious skincare and scent therapy products to customers since 2002. Lilly's Bathcarry has a wide selection of indie, emerging and established brands all with the same singular focus - seeking out the best pampering products on the market. Throughout Lilly's Read more

Does the Sun Really Age You? #Ad

Disclosure: Thanks to RoC® skin care with SPF I'm getting my skin ready for the Summer as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WomenWhoRoC Does the sun really age you? A question those without a single wrinkle or dark spot ask with skepticism. I'm pretty confident I never asked this Read more

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Beauty.com + Sea NY Camille Beauty Bag Collection

Beautydotcom + Sea NY Camille Bag GWPSometimes gift with purchase items are blah and lack any excitement, but the latest Beauty.com gift with purchase will have you salivating.

The exclusive Camille Bag from Sea NY is free for shoppers who spend over $100 and ends TODAY! Filled with 15 prestige beauty goodies in both deluxe sample and full sizes, the bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $140. Read more

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Get Advice from Walgreens’ Beauty Advisors

Examples from February’s Beauty Boxes. Beauty Boxes change themes and contents monthly.

Have you ever browsed the beauty aisle and wondered how you can fit the latest trends into your personal lifestyle? Or which one product will combat acne prone skin AND wrinkles without having to buy two products to address each? It would be great if our most trusted friends could come along with us every time to lend advice and guide us in the right direction (because that latest must-have trend you’re about to buy into is sometimes a must-not.)  Read more

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Sample the Latest Looks with Walgreens’ Beauty Box

Do you love sampling a beauty product before you commit to buying it? What about if once you committed to buy it, you were given a discount coupon for it?

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like something that not only my wallet would tell me is practical, but that makes my inner beauty addict rejoice at saving money and trying an abundance of new products!  Read more

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Whiten Your Teeth with Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects #review #teethwhitening

I’m a bit of a coffee addict. I could live off of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee (cream, extra sugar) and Starbucks’ Mocha Latte’s. Strand me on a deserted island and that’s all I’ll need to survive (Ok and maybe some sunscreen and lip gloss…maybe mascara too.) But with drinking lots of coffee means stained teeth and a dull smile. In my line of work, your smile is what people notice first and I have always taken great pride in the fact that I have perfectly straight and healthy teeth. (Thanks to my mom and her vigilance of dentist appointments when I was a child!)

Working for myself means I don’t have health insurance, so professional whitening is out of the picture. Who can afford that really? Plus I have 4 little boys who are growing like weeds (no joke!) and I sink all of my money into expanding their wardrobe so that they don’t look like they are going clam digging anytime soon. That’s why Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips are perfect for me. They are completely affordable for one (just $50 for 20 whitening treatments) and they are easy to use. Plus they deliver results as quickly as 1 day.

So how did they work for me? Read more

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A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) Partners with iCityCerts for Spa and Salon Discounts

spa-salon-discountsIf you are anything like me, then you enjoy going to the spa and salon. And if you are anything like me, you like to save money. Now you can do both at participating spas and salons via iCityCerts.com using an exclusive code for A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) readers. (This is me doing the happy dance!)

You will now find the iCityCerts.com badge in my blog’s sidebar and on my Facebook fan page. Using discount code: AGGS40 you can now get 40% off certificates for participating spas and salons listed on the iCityCerts website.

And who are some of these spas and salons you ask? Read more

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Lela Rose Linen Beauty Clutch Plus 16 Deluxe Samples

lela_rose_beauty_clutchBeauty.com has yet another fashion designer handbag chock full of beauty samples! With a purchase of $100 or more, you will get the Lela Rose linen beauty clutch with 16 deluxe samples. The linen purse features the signature feather painted Lela Rose print from her spring 2010 collection.

Here’s what comes in the clutch:  Read more

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Spa Crawl Video: Spa Week April 12th-18th

The 12th edition of the Spa Week Event is slated for April 12th – 18th, 2010. In total, the nationwide Spa Week Spring Event will include 30 markets and a list of participating spas has been poted www.spaweek.com as of March 15th. The Spring Spa Week Event will bring $50 spa treatments to consumers at over 800 spas across North America. As always, the goal is to introduce a new generation of consumers to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by opening up the spa industry to the masses.

I LOVE this video that Michelle Joni from Spa Week did for her spa crawl to promote the promotion. (And I really want in on that aloe mask too!) A Girl’s Gotta Spa after all…

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SpaFinder’s Deal Days: Le Spa Foret

French Manor Inn and spaIt’s that time of year again, SpaFinder is holding their Deal Days March 8th-14th where you can receive select spa treatments for $50. Living out in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, I wanted to spotlight a local spa that is participating and lucky for me Le Spa Foret at The French Manor (only 25 minutes from me) is one such spa.

Le Spa Foret is offering the following two 50-minute treatments for $50 each:  Read more

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Who’s the Fairest? You Are!

the-fairestFor the last month or so I have been working behind the scenes with some of the top beauty bloggers.  Famed beauty author, blogger and TV personality (check her out in the BE infomercials!) Nadine Jolie is editor in chief of Who’s the Fairest, a beauty blog to complement private sale site The Fairest. The Fairest hosts limited time sales (24-48 hours) of some of the best brands in beauty such as Korres, butter LONDON, Clark’s Botanicals (I’ve previously interviewed Francesco Clark!) and many more for up to 75% off!

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Azure Cosmeceuticals Offers Free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer

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The first 30 people to present this coupon at the Las Vegas International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference – booth 1910 will receive a free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer from Azure Cosmeceuticals!

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