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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

Interview with Daniela Ciocan of Cosmoprof

cpna09-daniela-ciocan_headshot_hrBeauty lovers, I hope you’ve heard the news, this July I will be guest speaking at Cosmoprof North America! I am really excited about this opportunity (but maybe even more excited to be among the movers and shakers of the beauty industry!) I recently had the chance to speak with Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director for Sogecos Americas, whom I’ve met previously last year at the ICMAD awards dinner (and she is quite personable and fabulous.)

Shannon Nelson: Cosmoprof North America is only about 2 months away, what are some exciting things being put into place for this event?

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Lather Up with k. hall Designs

bath_and_bodyLet’s not downplay the incredible therapeutic powers of a great shower or bath. k. hall designs has created a line of shower, bath and body products that are the recipe to the best cleansing and relaxation experience ever!

Soak: Relax and exfoliate with Bath Salts ($25) – mineral salts that come in a beautiful glass bottle.

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Review: Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

exuviance_rejuvenating_treatment_masqueI am a huge fan of facial masques. As I get older (I hate to admit 35 will be here before I know it), the kind of masques I lean towards are changing a bit. Stress shows more easily, wrinkles become more prominent and my skin’s firmness is slowly waning.  I can’t believe I just said all of that out loud. It’s like admitting that I am not young as I used to be…and neither is my skin. Which is why using Exuviance’s Rejuvenating Treatment Masque is perfect for me–it’s targeted for aging skin (even when you don’t want to accept this fact.)

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Hair Styling Tips from Suave’s Luke O’Connor

suave_hairstyling_tips_luke_oconnorIf you’ve been reading my beauty blog long enough, you may remember that it was the Suave commercial of the frazzled mom turned pampered mom that inspired my Mom: Get Glamorous contest 2 years ago. So what better timing to gather up some hair styling tips for moms from Suave’s Celebrity Hairstylist, Luke O’Connor?

The Look: Stunning and Simple Side Bun

Take your regular bun from blah to WOW with a chic side bun, a popular red carpet look. It’s easy to achieve this classy, modern take on the Hollywood tradition that will have your style turning heads wherever you go.

To re-create at home:

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