Swisspers Twitter Party September 18th 8:30pm EST

Disclosure: Swisspers provided me with compensation for participating in this Twitter Party.  This Thursday, September 18th from 8:30-10:30pm I'll be participating in a #SleepNaked Twitter chat with Swisspers. If you are not familiar with the cotton products from Swisspers and all the benefits of sleeping naked (for your skin!), go Read more

Best Charities for Breast Cancer Research

As a beauty blogger, I'm inundated in the months leading up to and during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pitches for all sorts of beauty products. Each brand aligns itself with the goal of raising funds by donating a certain percentage to the cause. I'm often discouraged when I Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Partners with EveryCasa

It's an exciting time at A Girl's Gotta Spa! as we continue to expand our reach with new retail partners! We've just added EveryCasa.com to our list of retail partners - a company that covers all of your household needs for any person and any room, from the kitchen to Read more

Prevent Your Hair Color From Fading #ColorAssure

This is sponsored post for Nexxus through Condé Nast. All opinions and amazingly vibrant hair are my own. For those of us who color our hair, there is one thing we can all agree on - watching the perfect hair color fade away is a sad, sad experience. I've tried Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion

You deserve to be pampered. Do you believe that? You should! In this video I talk about A Girl's Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion, including the ingredients, how it works and what I was looking to achieve in order to meet your needs when creating this beauty brand. This isn't Read more

Mom: Get Glamorous Contest Winner

20090529-trina2Mom’s Name: Trina Davidson
Her blog: Blessed Mommy of Six
Her Twitter: @trinasbabies
Age: 30
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Children’s names and ages: Dallas (10), Cayleann (9), Sherrilynn (9), Alexandrea (10), Andrianna (11), Dylan (15)

Congratulations Trina! You have courage and strength that is to be admired! You are beautiful!

Entry submitted by her husband Skip:

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Mom: Get Glamorous Update

20090528-mom-pamperingThe nominations for amazing and deserving moms have come in and on behalf of myself and my super fabulous (and glamorous) judges Jessica Smith, Audrey McClellan and Melanie Notkin, we have picked the winner! Want to know who this uber fabulous mom is who will be indulged and pampered with an amazing $2276 worth of beauty and fashion products? Then be sure to follow A Girl’s Gotta Spa! on Twitter when I tweet the winning mom’s name at 10amEST Friday May 29th.  Her story will then be posted here on the beauty blog shortly thereafter.

Many many thanks to the product sponsors for helping me put together an amazing prize package!

* Nick Arrojo
* Bella Lucce
* Designing-Diva
* VEVABODY
* Vintage Body Spa
* Purple Lab
* Elizabeth Arden
* Three Custom Color Cosmetics
* vedaPURE
* Xen-Tan
* Renee Rouleau
* Sweet Grass Farm
* Exuviance
* Chanin Richel
* Purely Cosmetics
* Borghese
* Prescriptives
* Leela Bijou
* Urban Apothecary
* Billy B Beauty
* EA Sports Active for Wii
* CoverGirl
* Dial
* MAX Factor
* Clairol
* Beau Bain
* Handmade Jewelry by Lucid New York
* Dermelect Cosmeceuticals
* Hayden-Harnett
* Curls Like Us
* Avelle
* Heather M. Claus
* April Rain

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The Ultimate Beauty Multi-Tasker and It’s Organic Too!

revolutionbalm

This little beauty all-in-one balm does it all. hair, skin, face. The perfect solution for busy women on the go. Made of certified organic ingredients, Revolution Organics beauty balm has over 22 uses, it is the ultimate beauty multi-tasker. Toss in your handbag, diaper bag or desk drawer. The handy portable twist up product is a moisturizing balm instantly softens and smoothes skin. It is great at soothing chapped lips, rough knees, and parched cuticles. Tame unruly flyaway hair and eyebrows. Preps your makeup and improves skin texture. Moms will love the preventative effects on stretch marks. The balm is enriched with organic butters and oils rich in vitamins A, B, C and E.

Guest beauty post by our friends at TheFind.

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Hottest Hair Color Trends for Summer from Nexxus

20090527-sharon-dorram-krause-nexxusSharon Dorram-Krause, Color Director for Nexxus, recently gave me the inside scoop for what is hot in hair color this summer. So what are this summer’s hottest hues for blondes, brunettes and reds?

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