Nine Things I've Learned in Nine Years of Beauty Blogging

A lot has happened since 2005. A Girl's Gotta Spa! began as a beauty blog intended to help other women, short on time, discover meaningful reviews and tips that they could incorporate into their daily lives. It was also a way for me to connect socially with women in Read more

Hydrating DIY Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

Feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration no matter the season. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t Read more

GR8SKN Acne Spot Treatment

Teen skin issues are in full force in my house. Thankfully my sons have taken an interest in caring for their skin and always come to me with questions about how to clear up blemishes, moisturize and cleanse their skin, and for my oldest, asked my husband to show Read more

Lemon Ginger Lavender Spa Elixir

With the change of season it takes an extra dose of effort (and nutrients) to ward off dreaded colds. The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) is treating spa guests to a soothing seasonal Lemon Ginger Lavender Elixir that will be more pleasant on the palate than cough syrup! Chef Greg Gettles shares his recipe for a refreshing, Read more

NEOVA Copper Moisture Mask

Copper has many skin care benefits including the promotion of collagen and elastin production, as well as acting as an antioxidant. Copper peptides help to firm, smooth and soften skin, and it's said that copper can accomplish it in half the time compared to most other anti-aging skin care Read more

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InviCible Scars #TwitterParty January 29, 2014

#TwitterParty InviCible Scars #inviciblescars

Have a scar, dark spot or age spot you simply can’t get rid of? Then you’ll want to join me on January 29, 2014 at 8pm EST for a Twitter Party with InviCible Scars.

Developed by a world renowned breast reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, InviCible Scars is an amazing scar treatment that is effective on sun spots too. Read more

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Makes Scents Natural Spa Line Giveaway

At-Home Spa Products Giveaway from Makes Scents Natural Spa Line

Get ready for some spa time at home – just in time to wind down from the stress of the holidays!

We’ve partnered with Makes Scents Natural Spa Line to give away some amazing bath and body products so you can unwind and treat your body and mind to some necessary pampering.

One winner will receive (retail value $52.50): Read more

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Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System Giveaway

NEW Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System

The holidays are here! But don’t let the less-than-stellar condition of your hair prevent you from looking your best! Whether your hair is long and unmanageable or hard-to-grow, The NEW Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System will get your hair back into shape — ready to sport the most trendy holiday ‘do.

1 lucky person will WIN the entire Long & Healthy System ($36.00 value)! Read more

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Take Our Bath and Body Survey

Take our bath & body survey!

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! readers, we have great things in the works here and value your input! Please help by taking our bath and body survey that will give us some insight into your bath and body product preferences.

We promise it’s short and sweet and will take you less than 10 minutes! And the more the merrier, so please pass along to your friends for their valuable input!

Click here to get started: A Girl’s Gotta Spa! bath & body survey

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BeWell Expo Promo Code Pasadena Convention Center Oct 12 – 13th

BeWell Expo

BeWell Expo is designed to honor your inner and outer self. It is an exclusive beauty and wellness getaway where attendees can experience and indulge in the industry’s best kept secrets. As an attendee, empower yourself by embracing the tools your body, mind and spirit need to look and feel good.

Be Well Expo
October 12th and 13th
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Read to the bottom to get your 20% off promo code!

The entrance fee of $25 per day includes the following complimentary activities: Read more

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Stur Drinks + $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Stur Drinks Giveaway + $250

You may remember in our 5 Products That Will Help You Transform and Revive article our love for Stur. We’re thrilled to be part of a collaborative giveaway for all 6 bottles of Stur + $250.

If you’ve never heard of Stur, it is a natural stevia liquid water enhancer with 0 sugar, 0 calories, and 7 essential vitamins. Available in several flavors, Stur helps people naturally drink more water, by adding as little or as much flavor as they want. Each bottle contains enough for 18 servings and is under $5 each. Read more

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TONIGHT! #youthfulLiving Twitter Party with youthH2O

youth H2O Twitter Party 9/23 at 8pm EST

Make a date TONIGHT to tweet with myself and a bunch of my fellow beauty bloggers for a #youthfulLiving Twitter party with youthH2O and Evelyn Lozada of Basketball Wives. (Click the image to see the profiles of all of us tweeting!)

We’ll be tweeting from 8pm-9pm EST and giving away a month’s supply of youthH2O and five $20 Visa Gift Cards.

If you’re in NYC, Evelyn Lozada, youthH2O ambassador, has an in-person appearance at Duane Reade (52 E. 14th Street & Union Square) on Sept. 24th from 4-6pm.

youthH2O is a caffeine-free, sugar-free age defying system comprised of organic power superfoods including Maca, Purple Corn, Camu Camu and a variety of vitamins and nutrients that delivers beauty, performance and wellness all in one through daily age defying superfood nutrition.

Tweet you tonight!

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philosophy hope in a jar a to z complexion perfecting bb cream SPF 20 Giveaway

philosophy hope in a jar bb cream #giveaway on www.agirlsgottaspa.com

CONTEST ENDED.

Winners: Elizabeth @hobbylobbist, TheBargainBabe, and Laurie M. Congrats!

Imagine a BB cream that goes above and beyond — covering all of your skincare needs from A to Z!

philosophy hope in a jar a to z complexion perfecting bb cream with SPF 20 ($38.00) does just that!

With the same anti-aging benefits of philosophy’s iconic hope in a jar moisturizer, this new multitasking hope in a jar a to z bb cream is a one-step complexion perfector that acts as your primer, moisturizer, foundation, treatment and sunscreen. Read more

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A Great Hair Day #DoveHairAffair


Dove #GreatHairAffair

Without question, aside from how much sleep you get, the outcome of your hair each morning can determine whether or not you are going to have a good day.

Honestly. If my hair looks amazing, I simply can’t stop trying to capture a glimpse of myself in the mirror (something that rarely happens otherwise), I take endless selfies to update my Facebook, G+, LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, and my attitude can’t help but be positive throughout the day. Great looking hair is where it’s at.

So when Dove launched their #GreatHairAffair contest, guess who was all over it? Read more

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Dove Blue Fig Giveaway!

Dove Blue Fig Collection

Dove Blue Fig Collection

Dove sent a collection of the new Blue Fig scent my way, and – WOW! I love this refreshing citrus, especially during the heat wave we are having. I love it so much I want help everyone experience it! With Dove’s help, I am able to get the new soap, body wash and deodorant into three pairs of hands anyway. It’s pretty simple:

1) Go to my Instagram : Solessence and LIKE the Dove giveaway photo: http://instagram.com/p/b75DhTyO17/
2) You can option to follow my feed there, as well as Dove for extra counts.

That’s it. I’ll select three names at random next week to enjoy this bevy of summertime beauty. Head on over now!

US only, no product or cash substitutes.

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