A Girl's Gotta Spa! Natural Bath and Body Products on Amazon

A Girl's Gotta Spa! natural bath and body products can now be found on Amazon.com via etailz. I'm beyond thrilled at the exponential growth we're having with our retail partnerships! Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy Read more

DIY Cooling Cucumber Mask

During my two month stay in Bali, a significant amount of time was spent at Amo Spa in Seminyak.  I enjoyed the most amazing spa treatments that I've every experienced and though I have only been back in the US for a week, I am going through serious Amo Read more

#SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party 7/22/14 8pm EST #shop

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about summer legs! On July 22nd at 8:00pm ET, please join us for the #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing women’s razors and shaving tips, and giving you a chance to win prizes! No matter your Read more

SolScents Sunscreen Review

I absolutely love trying new sunscreens! My ongoing battle with Melanoma has forced me to love sunscreen and I can safely say I’ve tried mostly every sunscreen that’s out there. While I don’t have a problem with the way sunscreen usually smells, I was excited to learn that there’s Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with Eco-Friendly Greencupboards

GreenCupboards is a leading online retailer of eco-friendly products for homes and businesses. I'm happy to announce that A Girl's Gotta Spa! natural bath and body products are now sold on Greencupboards.com. Greencupboards has something unique that caught my eye right away and it's their Eco-traits that accompany each product Read more

Review: Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

exuviance_rejuvenating_treatment_masqueI am a huge fan of facial masques. As I get older (I hate to admit 35 will be here before I know it), the kind of masques I lean towards are changing a bit. Stress shows more easily, wrinkles become more prominent and my skin’s firmness is slowly waning.  I can’t believe I just said all of that out loud. It’s like admitting that I am not young as I used to be…and neither is my skin. Which is why using Exuviance’s Rejuvenating Treatment Masque is perfect for me–it’s targeted for aging skin (even when you don’t want to accept this fact.)

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Hair Styling Tips from Suave’s Luke O’Connor

suave_hairstyling_tips_luke_oconnorIf you’ve been reading my beauty blog long enough, you may remember that it was the Suave commercial of the frazzled mom turned pampered mom that inspired my Mom: Get Glamorous contest 2 years ago. So what better timing to gather up some hair styling tips for moms from Suave’s Celebrity Hairstylist, Luke O’Connor?

The Look: Stunning and Simple Side Bun

Take your regular bun from blah to WOW with a chic side bun, a popular red carpet look. It’s easy to achieve this classy, modern take on the Hollywood tradition that will have your style turning heads wherever you go.

To re-create at home:

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Spring Makeup Tips from shu uemura’s Makeup Artist Jason Hoffman

shu_uemura_jason_hoffmanI recently asked shu uemura’s Principal Makeup Artist, Jason Hoffman, how to achieve a great spring makeup look using their products. See what he had to say below:

It’s so easy to get inspiration for a new look for spring because nature will give you everything you need! The skin should look fresh and healthy. Note that doesn’t necessarily mean tan. Fair skin can have a soft flushed look that is gorgeous. Try using the stain from shu’s Mirage Lip Duo as a cream blush and lip stain. This gives you that “just in from the sun” glow that is perfect for spring. For a more sun kissed look, follow with a dusting of Warm Bronzing Powder all over. Keep the eyes soft yet defined. The Utopia Shadow Palette is a perfect wash of green and blue. Line the upper lash line with black liquid liner (keeping it thin) and smudge the Lilac Drawing Pencil into the lower lash line. Do something fresh and unexpected on the lips. Top the lip stain with Gloss Unlimited 325N from shu uemura’s Pink Collection.

All products mentioned can be found at www.shuuemura-usa.com

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Mom: Get Glamorous Fashion and Beauty Giveaway

mom_get_glamorousLet’s face it, being a mom is both rewarding and exhausting. I am so in love with my 4 beautiful sons, but some days I find myself saying, “Calgon take me away!” As a beauty blogger I have access to some of the best in beauty and in celebration of Mother’s Day I am in search of the one deserving mother who stands out above all others to gift with an amazing prize package that will blow her socks off. This mom has to be extraordinary–someone who has overcome adversity, a pillar of their community, that mom you find constantly doing good for others without wanting any sort of thanks in return. Want to know the kind of mom I’m looking for? Then take a look at Jo Coiner Burzyki, the last winner of Mom: Get Glamorous.

Please see the link at the bottom of this post on how to submit a nomination, please do not post your nominations in the comments. (Thank you!)

Beginning May 4th through May 26th I am in search of that one mother to win the grand prize of beauty and fashion products valued at $2276:

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