ManukaClear Mask and ManukaClear Intensive BB Gel

I couldn't have received these products at a better time. With the extremely cold weather and the flu making its rounds at my home, it's left my skin dry, flakey and tight. My usual skin savers weren't doing the trick and my face was starting to look a bit dull. Read more

Longer Lashes Instantly with Physicians Formula #EyeBooster

Throughout history, women have always coveted longer, fuller lashes. Heck, it's one of the reasons we're all on the hunt for that holy grail mascara. Over the years, mascaras have gotten better at helping women fake incredible lashes and the fiber mascara trend is one of them. I had the Read more

Osmia Organics Milky Rose Soap

When it comes to cleansing my body, I never did like using a bar of soap, I have always preferred body washes, gels or shower oils. I have rarely found a soap that I enjoy using. They tend to leave a filmy residue that leaves my skin dry and Read more

At Home Skin Care with Michael Todd Soniclear

Sometimes getting to the spa for a deep cleansing facial isn't always an option. Thankfully there are plenty of beauty tools out there that can help your skin look its best regardless of your budget. The Michael Todd Soniclear and many of their skin care products are perfect for Read more

Silk Therapeutics Silk Renewing Peel Review #PowerofSilk

Are you in search of a facial exfoliant that can tighten, brighten and smooth skin? More importantly, one with the least amount of ingredients - yet the most effective ones? Since I'm now in the mature skin category (that makes me feel old), my skin is in need of something Read more

Beyonce Heat Sneak Preview

beyonce_heatOh my. I think I need to take a few pointers from Beyonce on how to be totally sexy. Below is a sneak peak of Beyonce’s commercial for Beyonce Heat, a new fragrance with a “floral bouquet of magnolia, neroli and red vanilla orchid balanced with a kiss of luscious blush peach. At its heart, almond macaroon, sweet honeysuckle nectar and crème de musk combine to create an exquisitely sensual experience. Finally, warm and sexy notes of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber linger to seduce the senses.”

Watch the video below (and wonder like I did how she kept everything from falling out of that dress!)  Read more

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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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