Target the 5 Signs of Aging #ad

Disclosure: Thanks to RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Chest, Neck and Face Cream, I’m targeting the 5 signs of aging as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WomenWhoRoC While the Summer wreaks havoc on my skin by aging it with damaging UV rays, the Winter is equally as Read more

Probiotic Skin Care: Miracle Ingredient or Marketing Hype?

As a consumer, my hope is that when a product comes to market, it delivers information that is true. I mean, we're all so busy, who has the time to fact check everything? For a while, we all believed the mascara commercials and ads where the spokesperson/model had the most Read more

Tips for Gray Hair #GrayAway

I hate to break it to you, but eventually gray hair will rule your mane. Chances are, if you are reading this article, you already know this to be true. When we go gray, and how much, is a mix of genetics and lifestyle. So while you may not be Read more

Charcoal Skin Care Products for Acne Prone Skin

Do you have oily or combination skin? You may want to consider incorporating charcoal into your skin care regimen. Sure, charcoal is totally on trend right now and may seem like a fad, but it's for good reason. Charcoal absorbs oil and draws out toxins and bacteria from the skin. Those Read more

Voluminous Beach Wave Hair

Little did I know when growing up on the beaches of Rhode Island, that the wavy hair that came naturally among the sand and surf, would be a hairstyle I would try so hard to achieve as an adult. While my hair does have a slight natural wave to it, Read more

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) Partners with iCityCerts for Spa and Salon Discounts

spa-salon-discountsIf you are anything like me, then you enjoy going to the spa and salon. And if you are anything like me, you like to save money. Now you can do both at participating spas and salons via using an exclusive code for A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) readers. (This is me doing the happy dance!)

You will now find the badge in my blog’s sidebar and on my Facebook fan page. Using discount code: AGGS40 you can now get 40% off certificates for participating spas and salons listed on the iCityCerts website.

And who are some of these spas and salons you ask? Read more

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Review: Calgon Nourishing Body Cream

calgon-bath-and-bodyWhether you are new here to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm) or a longtime reader, you may not know that I came up with the name for this beauty blog as a play on Calgon’s commercials from my youth. You know, the one with the mom in the bathroom where she says, “Calgon, take me away!” (This is why there is an exclamation point on the end of my title.) So it was a no brainer when Calgon actually approached me to give their new re-vamped bath and body line a try. The only thing I’ve ever tried from Calgon previous to this was their bubble bath, which used to come in a baby cereal-like box (and still does)…and I used to sneak it from my mom. Sorry mom.  Read more

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Men’s Grooming: AXE Deodorant Bodyspray

It’s summer and there is nothing worse than riding the Q train only to take in all of the smells of the city. In my ongoing review of AXE products, I was sent AXE Deodorant Bodyspray to try out. I gave this product my highest rating yet! Check out the video to see what I thought. Have you tried it? Leave a comment!

Other AXE reviews worth looking at on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! (sm):


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Cheeks Stains Are The Way To Go For A Lightweight Natural Flush!

In the summer months ahead, the last thing you want for your hot-day beauty look is a heavy, powdery finish and an overall cake-y appearance. The idea of packing on foundation, powder, and blush, all topped off with a layer of sunscreen is just a sweaty-face disaster waiting to happen (in fact, it’s making my own makeup crease just thinking about it), so instead of renouncing makeup altogether, it’s time to rethink your product formulas. For summer, swap your favorite pressed powder blush for a gel-based cheek stain — the result is not only more lightweight and less drying, but it also gives your face a breather and provides a much more natural flush.  Read more

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