Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit

Vegan Cuts, an online marketplace and beauty box curating site of the best vegan products, has teamed up with Leaping Bunny (the grand master of cruelty free certification) to create a specialty starter kit to help you discover some great cruelty free brands. Up front I'll tell you that I Read more

Eumora Facial Bar Review

If you are part of the sisterhood that is combination/oily skin, then you'll want to learn more about Eumora, a facial bar made of moor and HmA. For as far back as I can remember, my skin has never been gifted as "normal" and transitions from combination in the Read more

Aqua Spa Body Cleanser Review

I strongly believe that one should make time spent in the shower as relaxing and enjoyable as possible...even if it's one of those two minutes showers that seem to be occurring with more frequency as we are all continuously pressed for time. One of the best ways to turn shower time Read more

Pretty Woman Kingfisher Feather Polish Review

I love the look of textured nail polish. However, many textured polishes tend to scrape off easily making the effort of applying them practically useless. The Feather polishes from Pretty Woman are another story entirely. You can achieve a textured look that is still smooth to the touch minimizing Read more

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

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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