A Girl's Gotta Spa! Leaping Bunny Certified as Cruelty Free

Something I've learned in my 8+ years of beauty blogging, is that many brands like to say they are something without any proof to back it. Brands say they are natural, but the ingredient label tells a different story. Brands say they are organic because they assume you won't Read more

Name Your Own Nail Polish with Pretty Please

Here's a cute gift idea for those of you who like to impress the beauty addict in your life with something unique. Pretty Please nail polish allows you to choose a polish color and name it yourself. My head ran wild with all of the possibilities for gifting - from Read more

#Eyes4NYC Twitter Party 4/24 #ad

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

Review: Salud Spa Bar Organic Body Wash

Those who live in Arizona need to know their skin care. Why? The dry heat and blistering sun can do a number on you aging you faster and just making life plain uncomfortable with dry cracking skin. Yuck. So who better to try out a skin care product from than Tucson-based beauty company, Salud Spa Bar? While they offer many cult classic brands, they also have their own customizable line of bath and body products. In my shower right now is their Organic Body Wash in Sugar Cookie…

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Review: Veva Body Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub and Honey Almond Sweet Feet

I have to tell you, my most favorite thing about writing a beauty blog is when an indie brand approaches me to try out their products.  Without having the bias of knowing what the rest of the beauty addicts out there think, it’s like discovering bath and body products for the first time. So I’ll let you in on a secret…Veva Body’s Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub and their Honey Almond Sweet Feet are beyond amazing.

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Review: Origins Tree-Mendously Ginger Holiday Gift Set

I had the fabulous pleasure of going to a Holiday event at Origins’ Soho store while in New York a few weeks ago. Where I live, you cannot find an Origins store, so it was an amazing experience to be in such a relaxing and incredible smelling place. I walked out with their Tree-Mendously Ginger Holiday gift set, which is an amazing bargain by the way (only $60!) For this post, I will review two of the products in it, the Incredible Spreadable Scrub and Savory Body Wash.

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Review: Sexy Hair Pumpkin Potion Leave In Conditioner

I absolutely adore great smelling hair. It is that underlying secret to feeling confident and sexy; when my hair looks great and smells great I tend to walk a little bit taller. During the fall/winter months hair tends to get a bit dry, so it is the perfect time to really hydrate with a leave in conditioner, but one that smells incredible like pumpkin? Is doubly nice for the Holidays.

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