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

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

Ambi Even and Clear CC+ Cream for Women of Color

Finding makeup that contains sunscreen, but does not leave my skin looking gray and ashy, has always been a challenge for me. I'm sure it has been a challenge for a lot of women of color, too. I love and want to take care of my skin by making sure Read more

Gifting Beauty Ideas – Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler

sephora-samplerIn a muddle about what to give the picky girl on your list? Give her a present with that she can customize to her tastes. The Deluxe Fragrance Sampler from Sephora allows the giftee to choose their own fragrance after sampling twelve of the latest and trendsetting fragrances at Sephora. The gift sampler includes sample sizes plus a voucher that can be traded in for a full-sized bottle of any of the sampled fragrances plus an atomizer and a fragrance guide… Read more

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Review: Travertine Spa Botanical Body Wash

travertine-spa-tuberose-body-washThe holiday shopping is now in full gear and oftentimes we find ourselves stressing out over which gift is perfect for the loved ones in our lives and where we can find the best deals as we move from store to store for our quest. So here’s a novel idea: take a moment for yourself and relax. It doesn’t have to be anything long and drawn out or even an appointment at the spa (although I could definitely go for that right about now!) but it can simply done right in your own shower.

Travertine Spa’s Botanical Body Wash in Tuberose is one such treat that, although just a simple shower gel, it’s skin softening properties and intoxicating floral scent will have you feeling like you just incorporated a little luxury in your life.  Read more

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Beauty.com Cyber Monday Deals

Beauty.comHere are the great deals you’ll find on Beauty.com for Cyber Monday! Good only on 11/30/09 while supplies last! Enjoy!

* Go Smile Advanced Formula B1 $39.97 (Originally $89!)
* DECLEOR Bust Beautifying Toning Gel
* DECLEOR Vitaroma Face Emulsion
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream
* DECLEOR Eye Make-Up Remover Gel
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Gel Cream for Eyes
* DECLEOR Nutri-Delice Ultra Nourishing Cream
* DECLEOR Instant Radiance Moisturizer
* DECLEOR Radiance Revealing Peel-Off Mask
* DECLEOR Hydra Floral Flower Petals Eye and Lip Moisturizing Mask
* Nuxe Aroma Vaillance® Normal Skin
* Nuxe Aroma Vaillance® Dry Skin
* Nuxe Fluide Prodigieux
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aloha Tiare 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Caramel Sunset 1.6 oz.
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu 1.6 oz
* Comptoir Sud Pacifique Amour de Cacao 1.6 oz.
* Go Smile AM/PM Toothpaste
* Go Smile Lemon Toothpaste

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Men’s Grooming Products: PureBliss Shower Gel

PureBliss Essentials sent me a sample of their organic Shower Gel for men to review in this video for my men’s grooming series, I discuss what I liked…and what I didn’t like about it.


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