10 Year Blogiversary #Giveaway: Mischo Beauty

I am super excited to kick off our 10 year blogiversary month of giveaways with Mischo Beauty! I've known Kitiya since the beginning and I am so proud of her for launching her 5-free nail lacquer brand. The Diana Nail Lacquer Set pictured above is part of her Icons Collection. We're Read more

10 Years Blogging 10 Giveaways

Dear 2005 self, launching A Girl's Gotta Spa! ® was your best idea yet. I still cannot believe that 10 years later, I'm still here. All thanks to you, our readers, both old and new. Instead of re-hashing all that I have learned in 10 years (because you can just read Read more

Why Oral Health is Important

Disclosure: Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine Is your mouth on your side? Poor oral health affects aspects of your life that you may not expect. While improper oral health practices deeply affect the health of your mouth, you may Read more

Susan Posnick COLORFLO Loose Mineral Foundation and Kabuki Brush

I know that this may sound somewhat contradictory, but I love wearing makeup that I can't really feel. I like knowing that it's there on my skin, but do not want to be reminded that it's actually sitting on my skin throughout the day. This is why I love wearing Susan Read more

Ambi Even and Clear CC+ Cream for Women of Color

Finding makeup that contains sunscreen, but does not leave my skin looking gray and ashy, has always been a challenge for me. I'm sure it has been a challenge for a lot of women of color, too. I love and want to take care of my skin by making sure Read more

Review: lifetherapy


“Fragrance is more than what we wear, it’s how we feel when we wear it,” says Lynette Lovelace, the Founder of lifetherapy. And I think this is so true. Think about how many times just the simply act of putting on a scented lotion or spritzing your favorite perfume has helped transform your mood. It can make you go from feeling ordinary to extraordinary, plain Jane to sexy, somber to uplifted…and so is the basis for lifetherapy’s line of creams and pulse point fragrances. Simply choose a scent that you desire to be reflective of your mood.

lifetherapy sent me their Escape everyday hand creme, Play ultra rich body creme and Chill pulse point; which, quite honestly, I need to do all 3 lately.  Read more

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Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Crave Giveaway

Fan TheFind on Facebook for a chance to win this Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Crave Set valued at $78 from our friends at Carol’s Daughter. AND leave a comment on the contest page at TheFind Blog telling us why you want to win the Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Crave Set.

Some cravings are impossible to resist. But when it comes to this trio of delicious Almond Cookie treats, this may not be a bad thing. Start by turning your bath into a relaxing mini spa with our sumptuous, long-lasting Almond Cookie Candle with its intensely aromatic blend of almonds and marzipan. Next, gently buff away dry, winter-worn skin with the Almond Cookie Sea Salt Scrub that’s made with a delightful blend of softening Avocado and Jojoba Oils. For the finishing touch, spray on a light veil of fragrance from our purse-size Almond Cookie Eau de Toilette Mini. It’s the perfect little indulgence for someone special, or for yourself!   Read more

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Bath and Body: Bodycology Rich&Creamy Body Wash

If you like low key scents in a skin softening body wash (that can also double as your shave gel) then check out my video review on Bodycology Rich&Creamy Body Wash!


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Hair Care: Nando Reviews TouchBack

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Joan Lasker, CEO of Colormetrics, regarding the newest hair color on the market that isn’t in a messy tube with gloves and funky smelling chemicals, but instead it is a temporary hair color marker aimed to cover your grays.

Check out my video at the Ted Gibson Salon where you can see Joan demonstrate a before and after on me with TouchBack. (Special quick appearance by Jason Backe!)  Read more

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