Easy Abstract Floral Nail Art Tutorial

I love nail art that looks really intricate, yet is effortlessly simply in application. I asked fellow beauty blogger and fellow Pennsylvanian, A Little Polish to create a tutorial just for A Girl's Gotta Spa! readers. If you're looking for some simple abstract floral nail art, here’s a tutorial to Read more

Wrinkle Reducing Products

When we're young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we're older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. Read more

Onsen $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

It's my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40's than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line? Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at Read more

Best Body Lotions

  The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers. Here's a Read more

Favorite Black Eyeliners

There's something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can't duplicate. Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Some of my favorites include CoverGirl liquiline Read more

Hair Care: New York Streets

new-york-streetsBesides speaking at Cosmoprof this past July, the best part about attending it was coming across beauty brands I had never heard of before. New York Streets was one such hair care collection I had never encountered, but was captivated by as soon as I saw the packaging. Getting someone’s attention in a sea of salon sameness is always a big obstacle for a brand to overcome, yet New York Streets got mine. And actually they don’t consider themselves a “hair care collection” but more of a “hair culture collection.”

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Review: Surgeon’s Skin Secret Bath and Shower Gel

surgeons-skin-secret-shower-gelAn easy way to “shower your way to sensational skin” is with Surgeon’s Skin Secret Bath and Shower Gel. All you need to do is add water and massage over your skin and you will instantly feel refreshed! This gel goes on so smooth and gentle it feels great after a long day in the sun.

All summer I would lay out for two hours in the sun (trying to get my tan on) almost every day and I’d end up feeling so beat and tired. The minute I’d get into the shower, I’d use this shower gel all over and my skin felt so soft and satiny. This product is also gluten-free so for those folks out there who are in search of a great shower gel, this is for you!

With a blend of Mallow Extract, Cucumber, Sambucus, Arnica, and Pellitory it smells absolutely amazing. It leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated and also smells yummy. Your skin will be glowing in no time! You can find it at www.jamarklabs.com.

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Christiane Celle Calypso Mimosa Shower Gel and Body Lotion

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One of my favorite stores for resort beachwear is Calypso St. Barth. The original location of Calypso St. Barth is on the resort island of St. Barthelemy. After expansion into New York and East Hampton in the mid 1990′s, French-born entrepreneur Christiane Celle now has several shops located across the United States as well as in Paris and St. Tropez. The group of stores includes women’s, children’s and home accessories. The luxe breezy beach lifestyle is the essence of the Christiane Celle Calypso.

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Marshalls: Nando Interviews Alison Deyette

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hang out with celebrity stylist Alison Deyette in Secaucus, New Jersey at the brand new Marshalls before it opens to the public. And while Shannon doesn’t usually cover fashion on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! we both agreed that this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up! Why? Because Marshalls is Shannon’s #1 place to shop for both beauty and fashion!

In this video I interview Alison regarding men’s fashion and style. I had a blast and I love’s Alison’s fashion tips! You can learn more about Alison at www.AliOnTheGo.com.

As always you can find me on Twitter @Nandoism and on my dating blog www.Nandoism.com.

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