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

#AllDayLook Twitter Party August 19th at 1pm RSVP

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about beauty tips, celebrity looks and Neutrogena products available at Target. On August 19 from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #AllDayLook Twitter Party where we’ll be chatting about achieving an all day beauty look with help from Read more

Review: Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

@ReneeRouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel #skincare #review

Pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and pomegranate…it all sounds like some mighty fine ingredients to concoct a delicious smoothie with. Yet I’m simply naming off some of what you will find in Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. You have not encountered a beauty product yet that smells so utterly scrumptious while providing an at-home facial that will leave your skin glowing.

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Men’s Grooming: Nando Reviews Manly Man Soap

In this men’s grooming video, I review the Joy of Soap’s Manly Man Soap. You can find it at www.JoyofSoap.com

All of my men’s grooming reviews will be done by video, so be sure to subscribe to A Girl’s Gotta Spa! You Tube channel to keep up to date. You can also follow me on Twitter @Nandoism and read my dating blog at www.Nandoism.com.

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Q&A with Lana Horochowski, Makeup Artist on Mad Men

mad-men-joanI very rarely, if ever post a press release in its entirety on my blog. However, I know many of you are Mad Men enthusiasts (all I have to do is watch my Twitter-stream on a Sunday night!) and I felt this interview with Mad Men Makeup Department Head, Lana Horochowski, who uses MAC Cosmetics on the set, was a really fantastic read.

Q: You’re the new department head at Mad Men for Season 3, will you be making any changes to any characters makeup?

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Review: CHANEL Exfoliating Cleansing Foam Purity + Anti-Pollution

chanel-precisionGuest review from beauty blogger Gloss Menagerie.

CHANEL. The name just oozes luxury doesn’t it? So when I got the chance to review CHANEL’s Exfoliating Cleansing Foam Purity + Anti-Pollution, I was excited. But that doesn’t compare to how I felt when the beautifully packaged bag arrived, complete with a luxuriously soft CHANEL washcloth—how decadent!

The packaging is a squeeze tube that opens on the bottom (also referred to as a malibu tube, I’ve heard), but the cap just twists on and off with a quick twist, not one of those ones you have to stand there spinning around and around. I invariably manage to drop those in the shower, so I like that this one twists right on. Hey, I gotta enjoy the simple things, right?   Read more

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