DIY Peppermint Eucalyptus Bath Bombs

Candy canes may be great for stuffing stockings, adorning trees, or a sweet snack, but the minty holiday staple can also be incorporated into your beauty routine. Peppermint oil contains minerals and nutrients including iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C, and is soothing to the Read more

Subtle Green Customizable Skin Care

Subtle Green, a Montreal-based luxury skin care company, recently caught my attention. Much of what they stand for is something I have been saying for years - "The best moisturizers do not have to contain 'miracle ingredients' developed using 'breakthrough technologies' in a remote secret laboratory." There are tried Read more

#HeartMyHair Twitter Party November 25 1-2pm EST #ad

Photo Credit: Great Contradictions Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about hairstyles! On November 25, 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HeartMyHair Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Conair Curl Secret and the Read more

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub

With the busiest season of the year upon us, sometimes caring for ourselves (and our skin) sadly ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. (Please don't let it.) Fortunately, facialist Cecilia Wong has designed a seasonal at-home, DIY facial scrub that requires little time and effort, which can Read more

The ColorBAR at dpHUE Los Angeles

We are all well aware of and seriously addicted to salons that cater to long-lasting blow outs. Now let me introduce you to what is sure to be your new addiction, from the custom hair color retailer, dpHUE,  the ColorBAR at dpHUE.  The ColorBAR at dpHUE is the first Read more

Review: Surgeon’s Skin Secret Bath and Shower Gel

surgeons-skin-secret-shower-gelAn easy way to “shower your way to sensational skin” is with Surgeon’s Skin Secret Bath and Shower Gel. All you need to do is add water and massage over your skin and you will instantly feel refreshed! This gel goes on so smooth and gentle it feels great after a long day in the sun.

All summer I would lay out for two hours in the sun (trying to get my tan on) almost every day and I’d end up feeling so beat and tired. The minute I’d get into the shower, I’d use this shower gel all over and my skin felt so soft and satiny. This product is also gluten-free so for those folks out there who are in search of a great shower gel, this is for you!

With a blend of Mallow Extract, Cucumber, Sambucus, Arnica, and Pellitory it smells absolutely amazing. It leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated and also smells yummy. Your skin will be glowing in no time! You can find it at www.jamarklabs.com.

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Christiane Celle Calypso Mimosa Shower Gel and Body Lotion

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One of my favorite stores for resort beachwear is Calypso St. Barth. The original location of Calypso St. Barth is on the resort island of St. Barthelemy. After expansion into New York and East Hampton in the mid 1990’s, French-born entrepreneur Christiane Celle now has several shops located across the United States as well as in Paris and St. Tropez. The group of stores includes women’s, children’s and home accessories. The luxe breezy beach lifestyle is the essence of the Christiane Celle Calypso.

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Marshalls: Nando Interviews Alison Deyette

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hang out with celebrity stylist Alison Deyette in Secaucus, New Jersey at the brand new Marshalls before it opens to the public. And while Shannon doesn’t usually cover fashion on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! we both agreed that this was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up! Why? Because Marshalls is Shannon’s #1 place to shop for both beauty and fashion!

In this video I interview Alison regarding men’s fashion and style. I had a blast and I love’s Alison’s fashion tips! You can learn more about Alison at www.AliOnTheGo.com.

As always you can find me on Twitter @Nandoism and on my dating blog www.Nandoism.com.

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Who’s the Fairest? You Are!

the-fairestFor the last month or so I have been working behind the scenes with some of the top beauty bloggers.  Famed beauty author, blogger and TV personality (check her out in the BE infomercials!) Nadine Jolie is editor in chief of Who’s the Fairest, a beauty blog to complement private sale site The Fairest. The Fairest hosts limited time sales (24-48 hours) of some of the best brands in beauty such as Korres, butter LONDON, Clark’s Botanicals (I’ve previously interviewed Francesco Clark!) and many more for up to 75% off!

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