10 Year Blogiversary Giveaway: Three Custom Color Specialists

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; Chad, Scott and formerly Trae at Three Custom Color Specialists were the very first brand I ever did social media consulting with back in 2007. Read more

Yuni: Yoga-Inspired Beauty

As someone who cannot survive without yoga, I was beyond excited when I heard about Yuni. Yuni is the first natural, sustainable, convenient, Yoga-inspired beauty brand. Yuni products are versatile, multi-tasking, time saving and enable yogis to potentially practice more often since having time to shower or the availability of shower facilities may be Read more

10 Year Blogiversary #Giveaway: Travertine Spa

// // Terry Carter, CEO of Travertine Spa, is the ultimate dream chaser - he changed careers from corporate law to creating a luxury botanical brand. He's also a dear friend of mine who I adore. We’re giving away Travertine Spa's Eucalyptus & Cinnamon Steam Shower Spray and Herbaceous Alchemy Meditation Read more

My Top Five Beauty Products From Whole Foods

The only department in Whole Foods that I normally skip is the beauty department. It's true. I guess I've always just felt that the Whole Foods beauty department contained products that would be of little or no interest to me due to them smelling weird or my assumption that they were ineffective. Well we Read more

10 Year Blogiversary #Giveaway: Mischo Beauty

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; I am super excited to kick off our 10 year blogiversary month of giveaways with Mischo Beauty! I've known Kitiya since the beginning and I am 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.

*Disclosure; social media client

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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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