Aqua Spa Body Cleanser Review

I strongly believe that one should make time spent in the shower as relaxing and enjoyable as possible...even if it's one of those two minutes showers that seem to be occurring with more frequency as we are all continuously pressed for time. One of the best ways to turn shower time Read more

Pretty Woman Kingfisher Feather Polish Review

I love the look of textured nail polish. However, many textured polishes tend to scrape off easily making the effort of applying them practically useless. The Feather polishes from Pretty Woman are another story entirely. You can achieve a textured look that is still smooth to the touch minimizing Read more

Swisspers Twitter Party September 18th 8:30pm EST

Disclosure: Swisspers provided me with compensation for participating in this Twitter Party.  This Thursday, September 18th from 8:30-10:30pm I'll be participating in a #SleepNaked Twitter chat with Swisspers. If you are not familiar with the cotton products from Swisspers and all the benefits of sleeping naked (for your skin!), go Read more

Best Charities for Breast Cancer Research

As a beauty blogger, I'm inundated in the months leading up to and during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pitches for all sorts of beauty products. Each brand aligns itself with the goal of raising funds by donating a certain percentage to the cause. I'm often discouraged when I Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with EveryCasa

It's an exciting time at A Girl's Gotta Spa! as we continue to expand our reach with new retail partners! We've just added EveryCasa.com to our list of retail partners - a company that covers all of your household needs for any person and any room, from the kitchen to Read more

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DIY Tinted Moisturizer

I am not a huge fan of the feel of foundation.  No matter how lightweight a foundation claims to be, it always feels too heavy on my skin.  I definitely love how my skin looks on those rare occasions when I do choose to…or if it’s a booking…HAVE to wear foundation, but I can never wait until I can get home and thoroughly wash my face.  A few makeup artists have suggested that I try a tinted moisturizer instead, which I have done but never found one that won my loyalty so I decided to try creating my own very  tinted moisturizer.

For the moisturizer part of my tinted moisturizer, I decided to use Embroylisse Lait-Crème Concentrè, it seems to be in the kit of every makeup artist I’ve worked with and I love how moisturizing and soothing it is on my skin.  For the “tinted” portion of my tinted moisturizer I used Aveda Liquid Foundation, because it is one of the lightest feeling foundations I have found and I do not need to mix it with a different colored foundation to match my skin tone (which I tend to have to do with a lot of other brands), however I’m not sure that Aveda still carries this foundation.  Read more

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Unlikely Pair: Neil George + wholearth

Unlikely Pair: Products that work well together but would never be sold together.

Here’s another combo of beauty products I’ve been pairing lately that someone really should create into it’s own unique product: Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub. The Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil works wonders for your hair (which is what it is meant for) and the coconut fragrance is so heavenly and divine, that it made me wonder if it would work great as a body oil as well.  If you have this staple in your bathroom already for your unruly hair, then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub has it’s own unique scent as well, which is difficult to describe. It’s one part green grass, another fresh water…it’s just a nice clean type of fragrance. This scrub is comprised of bamboo powder and crushed walnut shells to exfoliate the driest of skins.

I pumped the Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil into the palm of my hand (about 4 pumps) and then mixed in a pinch of the Bamboo Body Scrub (this had to be repeated for each leg and arm.) I rubbed it on my skin in circular motions, paying the most attention to my elbows and knees (as it’s that time of year when they tend to get the driest–or at least the most noticeable in shorts and short sleeves!) Rinse off well, but be careful of any of the oil on the bathtub floor so that you don’t slip.

My skin felt lovely and silky smooth and while the overall scent didn’t last on my skin, the scent while I showered smelled great. You can find Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil (which really does work well on your hair) at www.neilgeorgesalon.com and wholearth Bamboo Body Scrub at www.wholearthbeauty.com.

Do you have an unlikely pair? Email me about them and we may feature it in a post!

Posted on by Shannon Smyth in skin care, Unlikely Pair Leave a comment