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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

Arcona Triad Pads For Facial Cleansing on the Go

arcona1I began using Arcona skincare products to supplement my bi-weekly facials at International Orange Spa in San Francisco. Since then I’ve had a baby and was on hiatus from my trips to the spa. Am now back with my facials and still love my Arcona products.

My favorite must have product from Arcona are the Triad pads. These little beauties saved my skin during my first days as a new mom not to mention while traveling and on flights where I was in desperate need of a quick cleansing and moisturizing. The Arcona cranberry toner triad pads cleanse, tone and hydrate as well as infusing your skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants. I love the way my skin feels fresh and clean, but not too dry afterwards. I keep a jar in my desk, car glove compartment and my bathroom shelf is always fully stocked for quick cleansing when I am too exhausted for my nightly cleansing/toning/moisturizing ritual. Also in my desk drawer you’ll find a bottle of Arcona Mineral Magic, they’re a lifesaver when air conditioning wreaks havoc on my skin. It’s an anytime hydrating spritz that moisturizes, remineralizes, protects and firms skin. I don’t leave home without it.

Guest beauty review from my friends at TheFind.

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Azure Cosmeceuticals Offers Free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer

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The first 30 people to present this coupon at the Las Vegas International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference – booth 1910 will receive a free HydroPeptide Lash Revitalizer from Azure Cosmeceuticals!
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Review: Caress Skinwear Collection, Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash

20090605-caress-evenly-gorgeous-exfoliating-body-washI love this quote from Caress, “Skin is the ultimate fashion statement.” This is so true because you can be wearing the hottest looking skirt, but if your legs are dry and flakey, that is going to be the center of attention not how amazing the skirt looks on you. And if you are like me, you worked your tail off to afford that skirt…there is no way you are going to let your stems ruin your moment in the spotlight. So what to do? It’s a no brainer–invest in good skin care.

If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know that I am constantly battling my uneven skin tone on my face, as well as the keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs (thanks mom for passing those genes on!) Now that it’s shorts and bathing suit weather, I can no longer hide behind jeans and long sleeve shirts. I was interested in trying Caress’ new Skinwear Collection of body washes mostly because I was captivated by “Evenly Gorgeous Skin.” Even? I’m in.

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Lavanila’s The Healthy Deodorant

laviniladeodorantWhether or not you need to wear a deodorant year round, summer is the time to ensure you stay fresh and dry. Protect your most delicate summer dresses and maintain a sweet smelling scent all thru the warmest days of summer. But many deodorants contain pesky chemicals you want to avoid such as aluminum, sulfates or petro-chemicals. Say hello to Lavanila’s The Healthy Deodorant. We are already fans of Lavanila’s exotic scented fragrances, bath washes and of course beautifully packaged non-toxic candles all infused with essential oils, active botanicals, and antioxidants.

The Lavanila Healthy Deodorant is a clinical strength and 100% natural and does not contain any parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals or phalates. It uses beta-glucan technology to fight odor while soothing the skin with no gooey residue, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.

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