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

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 so proud of her for launching her 5-free nail lacquer brand. The Diana Nail Lacquer Set pictured above is part of her Icons Collection. We're Read more

10 Years Blogging 10 Giveaways

Dear 2005 self, launching A Girl's Gotta Spa! ® was your best idea yet. I still cannot believe that 10 years later, I'm still here. All thanks to you, our readers, both old and new. Instead of re-hashing all that I have learned in 10 years (because you can just read Read more

Why Oral Health is Important #Listerine

Disclosure: Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine Is your mouth on your side? Poor oral health affects aspects of your life that you may not expect. While improper oral health practices deeply affect the health of your mouth, you may Read more

Susan Posnick COLORFLO Loose Mineral Foundation and Kabuki Brush

I know that this may sound somewhat contradictory, but I love wearing makeup that I can't really feel. I like knowing that it's there on my skin, but do not want to be reminded that it's actually sitting on my skin throughout the day. This is why I love wearing Susan Read more

Guy’s Get the Ultimate Pampering at John Allan’s

I recently had THE most pampering experience at John Allan’s in Midtown Manhattan. From a shoe shine to a hair treatment to a manicure, I felt completely relaxed and well taken care of. Check out the video to hear all about it!

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Wintertime Dry Skin Remedy – In Fiore Kashmir Body Balm

With the recent wave of freezing temps, careful attention to keep skin moisturized and hydrated is a essential. One of my favorite all natural remedies for the winter months is San Francisco-based In Fiore. I stumbled upon In Fiore’s storefront apothecary in San Francisco’s emerging Tender Nob district. In the cozy and fragrant space, In Fiore founder Julie Elliott hand blends organic, biodynamic and wild-crafted essences from around the world into glorious bath and body oils, balms, and complexion treatments.

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Photos: Lady Gaga 944 Magazine January 2010

ladygagaHave we not established that I love me some Lady Gaga yet? If not, please find photos from the January 2010 issue of 944 below. I’m proud to say that my genius makeup artist friend, Billy B, did her makeup. Hello! Nothing short of amazing Mr. B! (Photos by Max Abidian.)  Read more

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Makeup I Would Wear if I Were Adam Lambert

adam_lambertI admit, I only jumped on the Adam Lambert bandwagon a few episodes shy of the end of American Idol last season.  I remember it was the episode where he looked like a young Chris Isaac. For some reason Adam made guyliner hot.  And after finally caving in and getting his CD this weekend, it’s obvious that Glambert has some serious love for makeup as inspired by his 80’s glam predecessors (Poison, Warrant, Dokken–oh yeah I know them all because I was quite the pseudo-metal head.)

So if I were given the magical ability to be Adam Lambert for one day, here’s the beauty products I’d be sporting:  Read more

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