I love nail art that looks really intricate, yet is effortlessly simply in application. I asked fellow beauty blogger and fellow Pennsylvanian, A Little Polish to create a tutorial just for A Girl’s Gotta Spa! readers.
If you’re looking for some simple abstract floral nail art, here’s a tutorial to get this floral look in three easy steps, using only a couple colored polishes, a striping brush and dotting tool!
When we’re young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we’re older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. (I know as I write this I’m not just speaking for myself.) As much as we backpeddle once we finally realize our skin sins, it’s too late and we need wrinkle reducing skin care to become part of our daily routine.
Here’s a few I’ve been using that you might want to check out: Read more
It’s my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40’s than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line?
Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at the source. They use nature’s ﬁnest ingredients enhanced with breakthrough scientiﬁc technology in each product. They have a series of problem solving collections so whether you have acne-prone skin or are in need of diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, Onsen has something to combat your skin issues.
Onsen is a luxury skin care line and you’ll definitely want in on this $1000 (yes three zeros!) gift card giveaway!
Here’s the details: Read more
The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers.
Here’s a few of the best body lotions (according to my skin!) Read more
There’s something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can’t duplicate.
Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Read more
Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about beauty tips, celebrity looks and Neutrogena products available at Target. On August 19 from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #AllDayLook Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about achieving an all day beauty look with help from the Beauty Concierge. We’ll also give you the low down on locations offering exclusive samples (while supplies last) and giving you a chance to win prizes! Read more
Skin cancer has been on my mind a lot lately. My aunt died at the age of 29 from Melanoma, family members have caught skin cancer early, and our editor, Amanda, constantly battles skin cancer daily.
Amanda is a Melanoma survivor, but just because they caught it early doesn’t mean she is in the clear. Over the past year, Amanda has repeatedly found new moles and marks on her body, and even though some of them appeared completely normal and not within the ABCDE’s. Each time she has been told that what her dermatologist scooped was found to be in the stage just before turning cancerous. Some have even been found where she can’t see and caught by her gynocologist. This is scary and I can only imagine the paranoia that sets in with every new spot that appears.
I know I have beauty marks and moles on my body that look weird. However, the last time I inquired about them with a doctor, I was told it is a 9-12 month wait to see a dermatologist in my area. So instead of waiting 9 months to be told that maybe it’s just nothing (because I tend to worry about everything), I essentially did nothing about it. The more I talk to Amanda, the more I realize I should probably try finding a dermatologist, whether I have to wait or not.
Not having quick access to a dermatologist, is what led me to write this post as I look at my skin daily and wonder: are those beauty marks, moles or skin cancer? So I asked some leading dermatologists for some guidance. Read more
Disclosure: My brand is listed as a store on BluePromoCode. All the coupon-saving love expressed is my own.
If you’re in the market to buy beauty products, there’s a coupon code site you should definitely check out called BluePromoCode.
BluePromoCode isn’t like any other coupon website (and believe me, with 4 kids, I frequent the coupon code sites!) The layout is very minimalist, helping to make navigation a breeze. I don’t know about you, but the one thing I don’t like about most discount sites is that you have to go through multiple pages just to find a code and use it. BluePromoCode will provide you with actual savings without making you jump through hoops (which also means you can get to making that lipstick purchase A LOT faster.) Recently BluePromoCode introduced personalization, which is great if you are a frequent shopper or just like having coupons tailored to your needs. Read more
Being able to transform my shower into a spa-like experience is my idea of absolute bliss, so one can only imagine my elation upon hearing the words “aromatherapy shower kit.”
Immediately upon hearing those few words, pictures of a completely relaxed, zen-like me began dancing in my head. Needless to say, I could hardly wait to get my hands on this magical product that would allow me to turn my boring old shower time into an invigorating spa time.
This magical product that I speak of is the Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit. The kit includes a shower arm and essential oil pods and is exceptionally easy to use…honesty it took me less an a minute to attach the arm to my shower and insert the essential oil pod. Best of all? Set up required zero tools. After setting up was compete, all I had to do was turn on my shower water and tilt the pod into the stream of water and the essential oils began to diffuse into my shower. Read more
Carolyn Doe, spa director at The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) has whipped up a DIY Coconut Coffee Foot Scrub recipe to soothe weary feet at home.
The rich blend of antioxidant-filled coffee and moisture-locking coconut oil, combined with the refreshing scent of vanilla extract, is a perfect combination of natural ingredients to remove and repair rough skin.
Coconut Coffee Foot Scrub Recipe Read more