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

Cate McNabb Cruelty Free Red Lipstick

Ever since I decided to make the leap into wearing red lipstick, I've become obsessed. While I know that self-confidence comes from within, the perfect red lipstick can get you there a little quicker. Cruelty free cosmetics brand, Cate McNabb, has some incredibly hydrating lipsticks and Be Mine basically begged 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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