CIRCA Beauty

I absolutely love getting new makeup. Trying the different colors and products, choosing a favorite, bringing it home and opening that pretty new package. It's even better when I get something I haven't tried before. Like makeup from CIRCA Beauty, a cruelty free makeup line that's affordable, long wearing, trendy, Read more

Sunscreen Pills - Do They Really Work?

With increasing frequency, I'm finding that I'm getting pitched more often to review sunscreen pills and drinks. I am a true skeptic when it comes to replacing what I know already works (topical sunscreen), and has worked for YEARS, with something so new that claims the same benefits. So Read more

St. Ives Spray Lotion Review #LiveRadiantly

St. Ives recently sent me their continous spray lotion in Naturaly Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract and the new Smooth & Glow Apricot Hydration Lotion. This is the first time I've ever tried a spray lotion and wasn't sure what to expect. Will it be similar to spray Read more

Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner Giveaway

Tanned legs help to give the appearance of slim, flawless legs. There's nothing I love more, than to bare my legs in my favorite dress once they have a little bit of color to them. To kick off Summer, we've partnered with Sexy Stems Firming Self Tanner to give away Read more

1907 Alkaline Water Review

By now, we all know...or should know the health and beauty benefits of drinking water. Approximately 50 to 70% of our body mass is made up of water so it is important to replenish our bodies with the water that we lose on a daily basis. Water is essential to our health because Read more

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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Men’s Grooming: Earth Science Shave Cream

I absolutely love this foamless shaving cream from Earth Science! So much so, that I am going to give away 1 tube of it because you need to see how great this product works for yourself!

So today (1/20/10) and tomorrow (1/21/10) post a comment either here on the blog or over at You Tube about why you want to win. I’d love for you to also tweet: “Follow and RT @GentsSkinCare to win Earth Science Shave Cream http://bit.ly/8LPi3O

Earth Science Shave Cream is available at www.GentsLLC.com. Be sure to check out Gents’ facebook fan page for grooming and men’s skin care tips as Gents LLC’s owner, Nicole Sommers, is an esthetician.

*Giveaway rules: Only 1 person will win. Must be a legal US resident age 18+. No cash substitute, no product substitute. Retail value is $6. Giveaway is held 1/20/10-1/21/10.

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Calling All Men: Purple Lab’s Speed Dating Event at the W

purple_lab_speed_datingThis event has capped out at 200 women–however, there are only 180 men signed up! So guys, c’mon and register! This is going to be a great event!

Join double duty beauty brand Purple Labâ„¢ and Master Matchmaker® Steve Ward, CEO of Master Matchmakers®, and host of VH1’s “Tough Love” in our launch of Purple Lab’s new beauty product, Luvahâ„¢, at the World’s Largest Speed Dating Event on January 29, 2010 at the W Hoboken Hotel!

Participants ages 21-35 are invited to pre-register for the event at: http://www.purplelabnyc.com/speeddating

*Doors will open for registration at 7pm. Pre-registered guests are asked to arrive at 8pm.  Read more

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