How to Hide Unwanted Facial Hair #GoConfidently

No matter your age, unwanted facial hair can become a true confidence problem. From genetics to mature skin, it can be difficult to feel beautiful when dark excess hair lingers around. Bleaching the hair is an option and if you haven't tried it before and are curious, read on. First, Read more

nyakio ABC African Beauty Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

I'm always on the lookout for a BB or CC cream that not only matches my skin tone but also has SPF 20 and over, covers without feeling heavy or oily, helps to reduce the size of my pores and gives me a little glow. My skin could be described as medium to Read more

Lancome Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur #PhotoPerfectSkin #ad

I upgraded my beauty routine with Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute] Blur as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #PhotoPerfectSkin. All images and opinions are my own. Large pores, skin imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles - these are just some of the things that come with age (thanks 40.) Throw in Read more

Video: A Girl's Gotta Spa! Featured on Beyond the Vanity

Residents of Los Angeles may be familiar with LA Talk Live radio host, Indian Tyler, for her show Beyond the Vanity on Wednesday at 2pm PST. It's always fun and informative with a lot of beauty, wellness and fitness tips. I couldn't be happier to discover that Ms. Tyler Read more

Favorite Facial Masks - Makeup Wars

When it comes to skin care, I am very picky with what I put on my face. Since there's no hiding imperfections should a reaction to a product happen, I always do my research on ingredients and check out my fellow beauty blogger reviews. One of my favorites types Read more

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A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Celebrates 7 Years of Beauty Blogging

On this date, seven years ago, at the young age of 31, I began to find my voice. I heard stories of how when you turn 30, you really discover who you are. This was true for me.

I had long had a passion for writing, was obsessed with every beauty product on the planet, but also wanted to find a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

Can a beauty blog make a difference in someone’s life? It sure can when you provide them with a solution to their problem.  Read more

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PA Live What I Wore May 8, 15, 22

You may have noticed lately that I’ve been wearing the same wardrobe in several segments for PA Live. It’s not that I am low on stylish outfits to wear on set, but more that Wilkes Barre is an hour each way for me, so I pre-tape many of my segments at a time (and they don’t allow for wardrobe changes.)  So here’s the re-cap of what I wore for my last 3 segments just in case you see anything you like!

Necklace & earrings: DeAnna Cochran. DeAnna had specially made these for me about 4 years ago. The necklace is a leaf with peridot stones and the earrings are also peridot. I love her jewelry because it’s unique.

Blazer & skirt: JCPenney. I actually bought this outfit (it came as a set) about 3 years ago for my speaking engagement on the beauty industry and social media at Cosmoprof North America. JCP does have something similar still with this color green top and the brown and white polka dot dress (and it’s only $45!)   Read more

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