DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub

Give yourself a sensory experience while softening up your feet in preparation for an at-home pedi. Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created a DIY Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub that is the perfect mix of delicious fragrance and skin-softening ingredients! Just follow these simple simple Read more

IT Cosmetics Cushion Compact Review

Last spring and summer while in Southeast Asia, I became intrigued by cushion compacts. Cushion compacts, like the BB cream, are the beauty brainchild of Korea...I really would like to go on a beauty passage through Korea. They seemed to be everywhere and I made mental note to myself to grab a couple before Read more

Foods That Stain and Whiten Your Teeth

If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. "The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too," says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that Read more

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks and Lip Glosses for Dark Skin

Sometimes with my dark skin tone, it can be a bit hard to find the right lip color, especially when it comes to pink. So I was super excited when I received several different shades of pink lip glosses and lipsticks from NARS, Mehron and Uslu Airlines. I'm pretty sure a lot of Read more

DIY Coffee Grounds, Baking Soda, Lemon Body Scrub

This past Saturday night all I wanted to do was stay in and have an at-home spa night. Spa as in facial, hair masks, mani and pedi as well as total body exfoliation. Luckily, I had most of the ingredients for my perfect at home spa night with the exception of Read more

Think Pink with Essie’s “Mademoiselle” Sheer Polish

During January I like to decompress and detox from the holidays and convert to my ‘no makeup’ makeup look – think NARS’ “Orgasm” collection. I also detox with fresh juices, let my skin breathe and wear a pretty ‘neutral’ shade of pink on my nails. A neutral shade of pink wears longer because it doesn’t show chips as dramatically as a dark nail color and you can do touch-ups yourself with a bit of room for mistakes since the color is sheer.  Read more

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Review: Four Truffles Body Butter and Body Smoother

four_truffles_body_smootherHey everyone, Brittany here. Shannon asked me to begin doing some of my beauty product reviews by video, so here is my inaugural video for A Girl’s Gotta Spa! I kind of got carried away saying “it smells awesome” a lot in this video, but you’ll forgive me, right?

This bath & body review is for Four Truffles. They sent over their Tangerine Lavender Body Butter in their signature keepsake handmade truffle jar and Earth Apple Body Smoother sugar scrub. The Tangerine Lavender scent was pure heaven! Interestingly, the Earth Apple scent smelled like a fruity coconut fragrance to me–but I still loved it!

Check out my video and leave a comment to let me know what you think!  Read more

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Green Rootine Dry Shampoo Brush On Hair Powder

Who isn’t in a hurry these days? Trying to balance work or school, family and friends. Sometimes a girl needs a quick fix to remove the shine from her hair before she has a chance to blow dry and style. A Dry Shampoo hair powder is the perfect solution to making your hair look just washed and fabulous with extra volume and shine, as if you had washed it this morning. We found a eco and scalp friendly dry shampoo that is good for your head and good for the environment. Jonathan Green Rootine Dry Shampoo Brush On Hair Powder ($19 at Sephora) cleanses and refreshes the hair and scalp without the use of water. It absorbs oil, dirt and icky pollutants while preventing product buildup. The handy dandy brush fits perfectly in your handbag or desk drawer.  Read more

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Men’s Grooming: Earth Science Shave Cream

I absolutely love this foamless shaving cream from Earth Science! So much so, that I am going to give away 1 tube of it because you need to see how great this product works for yourself!

So today (1/20/10) and tomorrow (1/21/10) post a comment either here on the blog or over at You Tube about why you want to win. I’d love for you to also tweet: “Follow and RT @GentsSkinCare to win Earth Science Shave Cream http://bit.ly/8LPi3O

Earth Science Shave Cream is available at www.GentsLLC.com. Be sure to check out Gents’ facebook fan page for grooming and men’s skin care tips as Gents LLC’s owner, Nicole Sommers, is an esthetician.

*Giveaway rules: Only 1 person will win. Must be a legal US resident age 18+. No cash substitute, no product substitute. Retail value is $6. Giveaway is held 1/20/10-1/21/10.

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