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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

#BeautyInspiration Twitter Party April 16th #shop

 Image credit: Hairspray & High Heels We have major love here at A Girl's Gotta Spa! for makeup. From makeup trends to makeup tips, when to spend and when to splurge, as well as the latest products for each season, you can count on us to bring that info to you. Read more

Spa Week 2014 A Girl's Gotta Spa! and Giveaway

It's that time of year again when spas lower their prices on some of their spa treatments, otherwise known as Spa Week! From April 21–27th, spas, fitness facilities and wellness centers across the country will be offering $50 spa treatments, including a few spas that we've reviewed like The French Read more

Backstage at the Beyonce Concert Sponsored by L’Oreal

20090715-img-1088A few weeks ago I was among several beauty bloggers across the U.S. invited by L’Oreal to attend Beyonce’s I am…Sasha Fierce concert (which they sponsor and she is a spokesperson for.) I almost fell out of my seat when I was called a few hours before leaving for Philadelphia and told that I was given backstage access and could have a meet and greet with her. A friend of mine, the ever fabulous Billy B, has told me in the past how sweet and down to earth Beyonce was, so I was thrilled and not too intimidated to meet her (although completely nervous I must admit!) I left my house with several outfits in hand, because really? How do you dress when you are about to meet someone so gorgeous?! Here’s a chronicle of how it all went down… Read more
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You’ll be Looking Udderly Gorgeous with Cowshed Spa Products

cowshedVoted Tatler magazine’s international spa of the year for 2009, Cowshed is luxurious skincare line originating the eponymous spa at Babington House located in Somerset just outside London. Don’t forget your Hunter wellies and Barbour vest which are the requisite uniform here.

The original spa was launched in 1998 and named after the building’s former occupants. Founded in the philosophy of premium 100% natural essential oils all ingredients are organic, wild-crafted and fair trade botanicals with minimal use of preservatives. The products do NOT contain any parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or artificial dyes or fragrances. There are no animal products in the ingredients except for organic beeswax and wildflower honey. Every product’s ingredients are sourced from the original walled garden at the original Cowshed spa in Somerset. We also love the cheeky product names like “Moody Cow” and “Knackered Cow”.

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Review: Posh in Clover Bath and Body

20090708-posh-in-clover-shower-gelleePosh (adj): Classy, elegant…and a member of the Spice Girls. I like both. Posh in Clover’s bath and body products give off the aura of classiness and smell divine. I had the opportunity to try out their Amaretti Shower Gellee, Spa Soap and Whipped Butter Cream. If you want to feel like the Queen Mother is coming for a visit, step into your shower and transport your senses across the pond with these delightfully fragrant beauty products.

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Ted Gibson’s Fix It Series

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Ted Gibson is best known for the magic he works backstage at fashion week and on A-list actresses as well as his own salon clients. Yes, this magic is a result of Ted Gibson’s talent, but it takes the proper tools to create stunning healthy looking hair. To make everyday styling a cinch for women everywhere Ted Gibson believes that the right styling products make all the difference. “My clients are always amazed when they discover a great styling product and see the difference it can make,” says Ted Gibson. “However, I’m not exclusively talking about the final result. The right products make styling so much easier, and that’s important to so many women who find it difficult to style their hair.”

Lucky for us time-crunched girls that he has created his own line of easy-to-use signature hair products to help us look just as good as when leaving the salon. Many of Ted Gibson’s styling products are now available at Target. In particular we love the build itâ„¢ blow drying agent, fix itâ„¢ gel and tame itâ„¢ shine lotion. The trio of products is inspired by the antioxidants in red wine known as polyphenols. This ingredient helps to prevent dryness and split ends and restore hair to look healthy, shiny and easier to manage. Ted Gibson’s other signature ingredient is wild orchid extract.

“Build it” is a blow drying agent that helps to build volume for as well as leaving it smooth. Simply mist over damp or dry hair to add body, bold movement and intense shine to your hair. $22.95

“Fix it” gel helps to add texture as well as shine. Pour desired amount into hands and apply to wet hair. $22.95

“Tame it” shine lotion combats the frizzies which can be brutal during summer humidity. This product also blocks humidity and tones and conditions the scalp. Apply pea-sized amount through wet or dry hair. $22.95

All of these products and more from Ted Gibson are available at Target.com

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