Herbacin Make-up Remover Review

For a long time now, I've been using make-up remover wipes to take off my make-up at night. It's been easy and convenient, but it's not always the best choice for my skin type. I wanted to get back to using a make-up remover that wouldn't cause me to tug Read more

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick Review

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; Is this new lip product from IT Cosmetics a gimmick or does it really work? The product is called Blurred Lines Smooth Fill Gel-Crème Lipstick. This Read more

How To: Cherry Blossom Nail Art

// // I'm loving all the rich Fall colors in the new Butter London x Allure collection!  I'm not yet ready for Fall, but I'm okay with winding down this hot, hot Summer.  So, let's do a mani of a typical Spring flower - the cherry blossom! What you'll need: 4 Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with Lock and Mane

"Lock & Mane was started with two goals: bringing you the best hair and beauty products and giving you a luxurious, easy and fun shopping experience." What drew me to Lock & Mane is that their selection is not overwhelming. You won't find hundreds of brands, 20-30 pages to search through Read more

Back to College with Schick® #Sponsored

As I'm about to have a baby in a week, I can't help but think about how, two years from now, we'll be making another transition with our family - my oldest will be going to college. It's hard to believe that while I'll still be changing diapers with Read more

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Herbacin Make-up Remover Review

Herbacin Two-Phase Make-up Remover Review via @agirlsgottaspa

For a long time now, I’ve been using make-up remover wipes to take off my make-up at night. It’s been easy and convenient, but it’s not always the best choice for my skin type.

I wanted to get back to using a make-up remover that wouldn’t cause me to tug on my skin, especially around my eyes, in order to remove make-up, as well as one that would nourish my skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. I believe I’ve found that in Herbacin’s Two-Phase Make-up Remover.

Even better, it’s natural and cruelty free. Read more

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Why Should You Remove Your Makeup at Night? #SleepNaked #ad

Disclosure: Swisspers provided me with complimentary Swisspers products and compensation for this post. The opinions I have shared about removing your makeup, using the products as well as the pictures, are my own.

If you sleep in your makeup, you should read this post. #SleepNaked #ad #beauty #beautytips

Are you guilty of sleeping with your makeup on? Make it the one beauty tip you never forget.

I’ve been there myself, late night and you’re super tired. It’s not that big of a deal if I forget this one time to wash off my makeup, right? As we all know, that one time becomes many more times than we care to admit. Before you know it, you’re battling clogged pores, dry patches of skin and wrinkles rearing their ugly head. Your face is no longer a pretty sight. Just watch this video of Nikki Phillippi and you’ll know what I mean.

Swisspers, which is part of U.S. Cotton, is on a mission to get you to Sleep Naked by removing your makeup daily. Here’s why: Read more

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Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes Review

Simple Skincare is a brand that has been popular in the UK for quite some time and has recently come here to the states.  The Simple Skincare philosophy is to make skincare products to be just that, simple for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

“Simple has no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset your skin. Instead, just our purest possible skin loving ingredients with added vitamins, for natural healthy-looking skin. Offering a skincare range suitable for all skin types – especially sensitive skin – Simple has helped generations of women look and feel beautiful.

The range of products is quite large and includes the  following products that range in price from $4.99 – $9.99

Cleansers  Read more

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Renee Rouleau Soothing Eye Makeup Remover Review



If you’ve been looking for a makeup remover that isn’t greasy, doesn’t sting your eyes and leaves no residue behind, then you’ll want to read this review!

Renée Rouleau Soothing Eye Makeup Remover ($19.50) was created by celebrity esthetician and skin care expert, Renée Rouleau based out of Dallas and Plano, Texas. As an esthetician for 25 years, Renée is well-versed in skin care, especially in regards to listening to what her clients are looking to get from their skin products. I know that for myself, I always look for a product to live up to and deliver on its claims. If it does, price is never a sticking point for me.  Read more

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Two Josie Maran Must Haves for Holiday Travel

I will do anything that I can to lessen the negative effects of traveling during the holidays on my skin and nails.  During this time of the year I go from a hot humid climate, to one that is frigid, icy cold  and dry and everything in between.  It’s no wonder I can often be seen sporting  dry, jagged cuticles and clogged pores during this time of year. Well I’ve found two  from Josie Maran Cosmetics that are sure to lessen…and hopefully eradicate my skin and nail woes.

The Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes contain a blend of aloe vera, chamomile, argan oil, cucumber and Vitamin E and are fragrance free, paraben free and petrochemicals free.  These amazing makeup removing wipes are even gentle enough to use on your eyes.  They did a great job of removing my makeup…even my mascara and I love how refreshing they feel and smell.  Read more

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ybf Dual Action Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips

YBF is the brainchild of Stacey Schieffelin, Ford model and makeup guru, successful entrepreneur and true believer in empowering women to live the life they dream. Down to earth and brimming over with knowledge about how to look and feel your best every day, she has a very specific vision when it comes to the power of beauty. Stacey believes putting your best face forward is a mark of self-respect, not vanity. She believes every woman deserves to know the secret beauty tricks of the models and movie stars… every woman deserves to have her own customized makeup blueprint that maps out her personal path to beauty and self-confidence.

If  you are like me and wear waterproof makeup in the summer, you know what a challenge taking it off can be.  I’m probably even more of a challenge because I like me some eyeliner and LOTS of mascara!  I need a heavy duty eye makeup remover but I don’t want it feel heavy or be a heavy burden on my wallet.

ybf Dual Action Makeup Remover for Eyes and Lips gently cleanses & removes makeup, including waterproof mascara,  leaving your eye area feeling clean, fresh and moisturized.  Although ybf does not make this claim, my lashes feel soft and conditioned after using it.  I use a cotton pad and let it sit on my eyes for a few seconds then I whisk all that yucky makeup away forever–er… I mean until the next day. I even tested it on my most pigmented lipstick, The Lipstick from SENSAI and it worked beautifully.  Read more

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Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover

I have been using Inglot’s Makeup remover almost exclusively for over a year now.  It is very reasonably priced and does an excellent job of removing liner and mascara which is my #1 issue with most removers.  I am fortunate to have Inglot reasonably local to me.

Eye makeup remover is a product where I would prefer to NOT blow my budget.  I’ll save that for foundation and lipsticks!  I purchased this remover half out of necessity, half out of “I want to buy something NOW”.  I knew I was running low on my Inglot remover and buried somewhere in my brain was a reminder to pick up a bottle or two the next time I was at the mall.  But each time I hit up the mall, I forgot about it.  So I was shopping Sephora at the mall closest to me recently and really wanted to buy SOMETHING!  There was nothing I felt I had to have, nothing really caught my attention, but then I spotted Urban Decay’s Melt Down Makeup Remover and remembered I never did pick up the Inglot remover.  This looked interesting as it was a creamy remover, whereas the Inglot is more of an oil-based, silicone-y liquid remover.  I felt it was reasonably priced at $24 for 2.5 ounces so I decided I needed it.   Read more

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Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

Anything that saves me time and is convenient– I’m down with it–like totally down. That why I like these new AVEENO Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads. Sometimes I’m just too tired to take off my makeup at night. I do really try to be good about it, but there are times I just don’t have the energy to go through my nightly routine. I’ve tried several brands of makeup wipes, but most of them leave my skin feeling dry or sticky especially if I use them for more than a few days in a row.  Plus, I have never found a makeup wipe that gets ALL my makeup off-there is always some residual left–at least these foaming pads get the job done the first time!   Read more

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Hydrating Makeup Removers That Strip Your Makeup, Not Your Skin!

As someone who’s tried plenty of makeup removers and experienced her share of nights when I’m just too lazy to remove my makeup at all (ugh, naughty me!), I know all about the importance of finding a great makeup remover that does the job without drying out my skin and lashes. After all, you shouldn’t dread taking off your makeup; a quality remover should do the job without any extreme scrubbing on your part, and certainly shouldn’t leave skin violated or stripped. However, too much moisture can be a bummer too – if there’s anything worse than waking up and realizing that you went to bed with a full face of makeup, it’s waking up with oily, mascara-smudged residue left around your eyes and face.  Read more

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Must-Have: NARS Makeup Removing Water

If you’re in searching for an oil-free makeup alternative, I’m currently loving NARS Makeup Removing Water. Used backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, this makeup remover doesn’t contain soap or fragrance. What it does have is chamomile, cucumber and hyaluronic acid. It left no greasy residue behind (a definite plus) and worked well on my waterproof mascara. It did require a small bit of pressure to remove it…but definitely not to the same degree of tugging and scrubbing like with other brands I’ve tried before.   Read more

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