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

Exfoliating Body Scrub

A year ago when A Girl's Gotta Spa! began the quest of producing the best bath and body products, this exfoliating salt scrub was the one I was looking forward to most. It's no secret that body scrubs are by far my most favorite skin care item due to Read more

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10 Things I am Thankful For

This Thanksgiving I have so many things to be thankful for. While we all may think about things we are thankful for, I think every now and again to say it out loud helps you to realize how blessed your life really is despite any difficult circumstances you may be facing. So below is what I am thankful for…and then it’s your turn–post a comment and tell me what you are thankful for!  Read more

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Mail Bag: Hairstyle Help from Pearson Knight

pixie_haicutFrom the reader mailbag:

Hi Shannon,

I’m 68 years old; but very young at heart (I feel mentally about 35). I hit a rut in my life with the loss of my job. My hair was pure white so after my job loss decided to change the color. My style doesn’t do much for me. It’s short but the wrong cut. Please give me some advice on how to project some youth in my style so that I can get out there and get another job.

-E.

To help E. I went to my friend, celebrity hairstylist Pearson Knight to get her some answers. Here’s what Pearson had to say:  Read more

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Review: DANI Gentle Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

dani_gentle_exfoliating_scrubI have such a love affair with scrubs. It doesn’t matter if it is for the face or body, I heart anything that makes my skin glow. So when DANI sent me their all natural Lemongrass Lavender sugar scrub, I was in heaven. Forget what you’ve heard about sugar versus salt scrubs…I am a fan of both.  Read more

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