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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

Review: Huge Lips Skinny Hips Lip Plumper

huge-lips-skinny-hips_lip_plumperEveryone who knows me will automatically assume that this review is biased off the bat. Why? Because ever since my boss handed me a fabulous book called “How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less” a year ago, I have been a Karen Robinovitz fan ever since.  I completely identified with her personality right off the bat and it was only kismet that a few months ago our lives crossed paths (thank you Twitter!) So I was completely excited to try out the lip plumper she is launching this month because it not only promises to plump without stinging (thank the heavens for that!) but also has Hoodia in it to assist in curbing those sugary cravings–thus the name Huge Lips Skinny Hips.

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Review: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Hair Care

herbal_essences_hydraliciousCall me crazy, but when I am in the shower using Herbal Essences newest hydralicious shampoo and conditioner I have to fight the urge to start singing Fergie’s “Fergalicious.” Which, if you have been around the block long enough, you know that beat is inspired by J.J. Fad’s Supersonic. (Just throwing out my musical knowledge at you.) But I digress… This new line of swirled shampoos, specifically the Self-targeting line, are a ribbon of red vanilla and whipped aloe to hydrate my hair where it needs it yet not over hydrating the sections that are healthy.

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shu uemura’s The Pink Collection

shu umeura pink collectionPink! Everyone knows I cannot get enough of the color pink, so I was totally ecstatic to see that shu uemura has launched The Pink Collection this month! This collection is a series of lipsticks and glosses made with a Pink Hybrid Pigment, one of the purest pink pigments ever discovered and patented by shu uemura. It includes new and unique shades of pink that have never been seen before! The shades range from never before seen light, yellowish, dark and bluish pinks.

If you’re a pink lover and lip gloss addict, you can find the new collection online at www.shuuemura-usa.com and instore at shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.

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Review: Nancy Elle Wellness Organic Skin Care

nancy_elle_organicsI recently stumbled upon a fairly new skin care line by Nancy Elle. It’s is one that is organic and free of synthetics and is a great alternative for those looking for a healthier way to cleanse and nourish their skin. She offers 3 distinct lines: Active Vitamin C, Sweet Berry and Triple Rose Complex. I had the opportunity to try out two products from the Sweet Berry line; the Exfoliating Cleansing Creme & Facial Mask and the Exfoliating Toner. (I did have the Overnight Night Creme, but unfortunately glass jars go *splat* in my house.)

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