A Girl's Gotta Spa! Leaping Bunny Certified as Cruelty Free

Something I've learned in my 8+ years of beauty blogging, is that many brands like to say they are something without any proof to back it. Brands say they are natural, but the ingredient label tells a different story. Brands say they are organic because they assume you won't Read more

Name Your Own Nail Polish with Pretty Please

Here's a cute gift idea for those of you who like to impress the beauty addict in your life with something unique. Pretty Please nail polish allows you to choose a polish color and name it yourself. My head ran wild with all of the possibilities for gifting - from Read more

#Eyes4NYC Twitter Party 4/24 #ad

This summer I'll be 40. Wrinkles and fine lines know their way around my face like a road map. I wish what I know now about anti-aging, I knew 20 years ago so that I could take better care of my skin. However, since I can't literally turn back Read more

Beauty Benefits of Lime

It may sound silly, but even though I don't drink, those Corona commercials snag my attention every time. Sounds of the ocean, the sense of relaxation and the refreshing lime placed perfectly in the bottle neck. It's that lime that calls out to me saying, "Let me quench your Read more

Gail Lewis - SUPER Model

If you've read the bios of the A Girl's Gotta Spa! editors, you may stumble across the fact that Gail Lewis is a model. I don't mean model being kind, like Gail is attractive, I mean model like fierce, confident and in-demand. And of course, as in actually having Read more

Keep Your Skin Soft During Summer with a Body Polish

bodyscrub The summer months can be harsh on your skin with all of the sea, sun and sand. Not to mention the extra showers during the humid warm days as you try to cool off. Treat your skin and your senses to a luxurious body scrub. Look for a scrub with a scent that appeals to your nose and your budget. Slather on the scrub no more than 1-2 times a week. If you have typically dry skin look for a scrub that has added moisturizers or if you are looking for an aromatherapy experience choose a fragrance that has either a calming or invigorating sensation. There are also specialized scrubs for various parts of the body including the face, feet and lips. Be sure to follow up your body scrub with an intensive moisturizer to soften the skin.  Read more
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Beauty Interview with jeune d’age organics

jeune-dage-organicsWhen I was at Cosmoprof this past July I had the very awesome opportunity to meet some incredible people. Dan DeLave and Michael Lamb, founders of jeune d’age organics, among them. The best part of my job is discovering how the concept of a beauty company came to be…and I absolutely love sharing that information with you.  Read more
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Review: Alba Botanica’s Rainforest Hair Care

20090810-alba-rainforest-hair-careYou deserve to take that well-needed trip to a beautiful, tropical oasis in the rainforest that you’ve been waiting for. No, really, with Alba’s Botanica Rainforest Hair Care Collection anyone can escape on a getaway to a beautiful place…or maybe just to the shower. Of course while maintaining gorgeous, healthy hair that is. Within the Alba Botanica Rainforest Collection, I tried two different kinds of shampoo and conditioners… Read more
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Men’s Skin Care: Skincando Combat Ready Lip Balm and G.I. Cream

In this men’s skin care review Nando talks about Skincando’s Combat Ready Lip Balm and G.I. Cream. These products can be purchased at www.skincando.com

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