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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

Beautyfix Valentine’s Day Giveaway

beautyfixThe last time I did a Beautyfix kit giveaway it was insanely popular–so my gorgeous readers in celebration of Valentine’s Day and how much I love and appreciate all of you, I partnered with Beautyfix to give this incredible bundle of beauty products away again! So one very lucky reader will win…

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Review: Kaeline Argabaume Levres

kissable_lipsIf there is any one day in a calendar year that soft kissable lips are the most important, it would be Valentine’s Day. This winter has been brutal on the skin and chapped lips everywhere have abound. If you’ve been reading A Girl’s Gotta Spa! long enough, you’ll know I am quite a fan of Kaeline Argatherapie. Argan Oil does wonders for the skin and replenishes the hydration your lips need to be kissably soft. Their newest lip balm, Argabaume Levres, not only provides nourishment via Argan Oil, but also shea butter and beeswax.

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RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Night Cream Giveaway

roc_serumSo maybe you don’t have a Valentine. I certainly don’t want to know that any of my readers are sitting around being sad because they won’t be getting a special gift this Saturday, so I partnered with RoC to give 3 readers the great gift of beautiful skin with their Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and Night Cream. Somehow that sounds better than chocolates and flowers any day.

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Happy 7th Birthday Connor!

pork-thinks-im-crazyDear Porkchop,

I cannot believe you are turning 7 today. I feel like it was only yesterday that it was that Sunday afternoon after church eating Burger King and suddenly realizing it was time to head to the hospital. I know I tell you every year, but me, daddy and Gavin were so excited for you to arrive. From the beginning you were our little Porkchop when you came into this world at 8.5lbs. (Yeah mom could not believe that either!) 

You have turned into an incredibly imaginative child who is fearless in all things. You are not afraid to try new things whether it is eating mom’s latest dinner creation to jumping on your snowboard and teaching yourself the ropes. You have this wonderful sense of adventure that it so inspiring to me and I love seeing the world through your gorgeous crystal blue eyes. The animated way you tell a story or your beautiful p1010061smile when you feel a sense of accomplishment are all things I love about you. My heart bursts with pride every time I look at you. When I don’t think I could possibly love you anymore, you surprise me with a wink or a random hug and it makes me want to cry. I love you so much Connor.

Happy 7th birthday my second born baby.


Ps. One day you will get over the fact that I did not name you Anakin Skywalker. Promise.

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