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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: Whiter Image TOGO Whitening Pen

whiter_image_togo_teeth_whitening_penWe all want whiter teeth, but sometimes time is of the essence and popping in the whitening trays just isn’t a viable option. Sometimes a little convenience isn’t too much to ask especially in a world where multi-tasking is everything. So my teeth whitening friends, Whiter Image has a whitening pen that is meant to take with you on the go, to whiten up anytime, anywhere without anyone knowing.

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Beauty Interview: Jane Train of M80

jane_train_m80A little over a month ago a good friend of mine invited me to go see local band M80, an out of this world 80′s cover band (all my friends know I heart the 80′s!), with vocals co-lead by Jane Train and Bryan Harmony. I was completely mesmerized. Not just because they blew me away musically, but because I noticed right away that Jane had a gift for the way she does her makeup. She’s gorgeous already, but she amplifies it with this awesome eyelash trick she does to create the facade of long, beautiful lashes. I decided a fun interview was in order to get the scoop on how Jane achieves such a stunning look.

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Review: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion



sublime_bronze_self_tannerWith the short spurt of warmer weather last week, I got the itch for Spring. Yet there is nothing worse than wanting to wear a skirt only to have pasty, snow white legs. That’s when self-tanning is in order and I decided to give L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion a try. I’m a fan of L’Oreal products and since they make purchasing easy (completely affordable at $10 and found at my local CVS) it was definitely worth a shot. However, this time around I realized the $36 for Aqua Tan’s Body Milk really outbeat the results of this product.

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Review: B. Kamins, Chemist Bio-Maple Bamboo & Rice Facial Polisher

b_kamins_chemist_bamboo_rice_facial_polisherIf you are looking to incorporate a great textured cleanser into your at-home spa experience, B. Kamins, Chemist has a really gentle exfoliator in their Bio-Maple Bamboo and Rice Facial Polisher. Appropriate for all skin types, this clarifying treatment will help improve your skin’s texture and overall appearance. Which is something we all aim to achieve, right?

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Posted on by Shannon Smyth in anti-aging, beauty, skin care 2 Comments