A Girl's Gotta Spa! - My Aha Moment

I'm very grateful for the opportunity Mutual of Omaha gave me to put #myahamoment on video. I'm also very grateful for all of you that have continued to support the concept of You Deserve to Be Pampered by purchasing A Girl's Gotta Spa! natural bath and body products. I hope the Read more

Best Products For Frizzy Hair

Humidity can wreak havoc on any hairstyle. That's why smoothing and anti-frizz hair care products are always on my vanity. Unruly hair has no place in my beauty regimen! Bain de Terre are a professional line of hair care that previously could only be found in salons. Since the launch Read more

Long Lasting Manicure with JulieG Nail Color

Mission: Find a long lasting manicure, as well as a nail polish that dries quickly.  Whether you get your nails done professionally at the salon or you simply do them at home, I'm pretty confident that every woman is in search of a polish that lasts longer than a day Read more

Stars and Stripes Nail Art How To

It doesn't necessarily need to be the 4th of July to show your patriotic side. Show off your stars and stripes with these easy nail art how to's from editorial manicurist, Jin Soon Choi. Look 1 Stars and Stripes  How-To: Apply a base coat like JINsoon Power Coat Apply Michael Kors Gossip on the entire nail Read more

Butter LONDON Wink Eye Pencil Twigged Review

Don’t you just LOVE when you try something new and then that’s the very thing you get complimented on all day long? That’s always the #1 way I know I’m onto something good. The very first day I took Butter LONDON’s new Wink Eye Pencil in Twigged ($18) for a Read more

Review: Huge Lips Skinny Hips Lip Plumper

huge-lips-skinny-hips_lip_plumperEveryone who knows me will automatically assume that this review is biased off the bat. Why? Because ever since my boss handed me a fabulous book called “How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less” a year ago, I have been a Karen Robinovitz fan ever since.  I completely identified with her personality right off the bat and it was only kismet that a few months ago our lives crossed paths (thank you Twitter!) So I was completely excited to try out the lip plumper she is launching this month because it not only promises to plump without stinging (thank the heavens for that!) but also has Hoodia in it to assist in curbing those sugary cravings–thus the name Huge Lips Skinny Hips.

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Review: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Self-Targeting Hair Care

herbal_essences_hydraliciousCall me crazy, but when I am in the shower using Herbal Essences newest hydralicious shampoo and conditioner I have to fight the urge to start singing Fergie’s “Fergalicious.” Which, if you have been around the block long enough, you know that beat is inspired by J.J. Fad’s Supersonic. (Just throwing out my musical knowledge at you.) But I digress… This new line of swirled shampoos, specifically the Self-targeting line, are a ribbon of red vanilla and whipped aloe to hydrate my hair where it needs it yet not over hydrating the sections that are healthy.

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shu uemura’s The Pink Collection

shu umeura pink collectionPink! Everyone knows I cannot get enough of the color pink, so I was totally ecstatic to see that shu uemura has launched The Pink Collection this month! This collection is a series of lipsticks and glosses made with a Pink Hybrid Pigment, one of the purest pink pigments ever discovered and patented by shu uemura. It includes new and unique shades of pink that have never been seen before! The shades range from never before seen light, yellowish, dark and bluish pinks.

If you’re a pink lover and lip gloss addict, you can find the new collection online at www.shuuemura-usa.com and instore at shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.

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Review: Nancy Elle Wellness Organic Skin Care

nancy_elle_organicsI recently stumbled upon a fairly new skin care line by Nancy Elle. It’s is one that is organic and free of synthetics and is a great alternative for those looking for a healthier way to cleanse and nourish their skin. She offers 3 distinct lines: Active Vitamin C, Sweet Berry and Triple Rose Complex. I had the opportunity to try out two products from the Sweet Berry line; the Exfoliating Cleansing Creme & Facial Mask and the Exfoliating Toner. (I did have the Overnight Night Creme, but unfortunately glass jars go *splat* in my house.)

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