Easy Abstract Floral Nail Art Tutorial

I love nail art that looks really intricate, yet is effortlessly simply in application. I asked fellow beauty blogger and fellow Pennsylvanian, A Little Polish to create a tutorial just for A Girl's Gotta Spa! readers. If you're looking for some simple abstract floral nail art, here’s a tutorial to Read more

Wrinkle Reducing Products

When we're young, we take our flawless skin for granted, never considering that what we do early on will affect us when we're older. We try to rush things, like wearing makeup (and always forgetting to take it off), skip things like sunscreen and make poor choices like smoking. Read more

Onsen $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

It's my birthday week and I am turning the big 4-0. What better way to welcome in my 40's than with a giveaway for an amazing anti-aging skin care line? Inspired by the countryside baths of Japan, Onsen skin care products are made with the same restorative minerals found at Read more

Best Body Lotions

  The best body lotions are the kind that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, not just for hours, but for days at a time. I am incredibly picky when it comes to my beauty products, and when it comes to body lotion, I need something that delivers. Here's a Read more

Favorite Black Eyeliners

There's something that a black eyeliner conveys that brown or even brightly colored or metallic eyeliners can't duplicate. Black says bold, daring, classic, sexy. While there are times that I opt for brown or grey, a good black eyeliner is always my first choice. Some of my favorites include CoverGirl liquiline Read more

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InviCible Scars #TwitterParty January 29, 2014

#TwitterParty InviCible Scars #inviciblescars

Have a scar, dark spot or age spot you simply can’t get rid of? Then you’ll want to join me on January 29, 2014 at 8pm EST for a Twitter Party with InviCible Scars.

Developed by a world renowned breast reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, InviCible Scars is an amazing scar treatment that is effective on sun spots too. Read more

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Makes Scents Natural Spa Line Giveaway

At-Home Spa Products Giveaway from Makes Scents Natural Spa Line

Get ready for some spa time at home – just in time to wind down from the stress of the holidays!

We’ve partnered with Makes Scents Natural Spa Line to give away some amazing bath and body products so you can unwind and treat your body and mind to some necessary pampering.

One winner will receive (retail value $52.50): Read more

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Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System Giveaway

NEW Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System

The holidays are here! But don’t let the less-than-stellar condition of your hair prevent you from looking your best! Whether your hair is long and unmanageable or hard-to-grow, The NEW Naturelle Biotera Long & Healthy System will get your hair back into shape — ready to sport the most trendy holiday ‘do.

1 lucky person will WIN the entire Long & Healthy System ($36.00 value)! Read more

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Stur Drinks + $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Stur Drinks Giveaway + $250

You may remember in our 5 Products That Will Help You Transform and Revive article our love for Stur. We’re thrilled to be part of a collaborative giveaway for all 6 bottles of Stur + $250.

If you’ve never heard of Stur, it is a natural stevia liquid water enhancer with 0 sugar, 0 calories, and 7 essential vitamins. Available in several flavors, Stur helps people naturally drink more water, by adding as little or as much flavor as they want. Each bottle contains enough for 18 servings and is under $5 each. Read more

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philosophy hope in a jar a to z complexion perfecting bb cream SPF 20 Giveaway

philosophy hope in a jar bb cream #giveaway on www.agirlsgottaspa.com

CONTEST ENDED.

Winners: Elizabeth @hobbylobbist, TheBargainBabe, and Laurie M. Congrats!

Imagine a BB cream that goes above and beyond — covering all of your skincare needs from A to Z!

philosophy hope in a jar a to z complexion perfecting bb cream with SPF 20 ($38.00) does just that!

With the same anti-aging benefits of philosophy’s iconic hope in a jar moisturizer, this new multitasking hope in a jar a to z bb cream is a one-step complexion perfector that acts as your primer, moisturizer, foundation, treatment and sunscreen. Read more

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A Great Hair Day #DoveHairAffair


Dove #GreatHairAffair

Without question, aside from how much sleep you get, the outcome of your hair each morning can determine whether or not you are going to have a good day.

Honestly. If my hair looks amazing, I simply can’t stop trying to capture a glimpse of myself in the mirror (something that rarely happens otherwise), I take endless selfies to update my Facebook, G+, LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, and my attitude can’t help but be positive throughout the day. Great looking hair is where it’s at.

So when Dove launched their #GreatHairAffair contest, guess who was all over it? Read more

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Mom Get Glamorous 2013 Winner

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Thank you to everyone who nominated someone for our 5th Annual Mom: Get Glamorous contest! Thank you to our guest judges; Lianne of The Makeup Girl, Brittany from Clumps of Mascara, Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic and Bryce from The Luxury Spot, as well as our sponsors COVERGIRL, Beecology, Beautisol and Ma Mi Skin Care. To see the complete listing of what the prize entails from our beauty sponsors, please see our previous Mom Get Glamorous Contest post.

The entry selected by myself and the judges came from Sherry S. in Massachusetts. Below is her nomination–congrats to Stephanie, the amazing mom she nominated!  Read more

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Laura Geller Signature Superstars Collection Giveaway



Laura Geller Superstars Collection Giveaway

 

 

Winner: Carol Yemola!

Bigger IS better when it comes to Laura Geller Beauty! The Signature Superstars SUPERSIZED collection features the best in Baked, plus the award-winning Spackle® Under Make-Up Primer—all enclosed in a beautiful, limited edition gift box.You’ll love the skin-pampering ingredients of these Signature Superstars that deliver big, beautiful results.

Laura Geller Beauty truly is the Baked Authority. Made by Italian artisans, their Baked Collection starts as a cream baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles and is then hand finished into silky domes of powder. The result: makeup that flatters all skin types, with unparalleled coverage, blendability and superior color-correcting benefits.

Bronze-n-Brighten Supersized Baked Color Correcting Bronzer is the very first product that launched Laura Geller Beauty’s celebrated Baked collection! Bronze-n-Brighten features swirls of color-correcting pigments that combine to deliver even, sun-kissed color. It is infused with skin-loving antioxidants Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.  Read more

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Mom: Get Glamorous Twitter Party

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This year we’re mixing things up with our Mom: Get Glamorous contest! We’re adding a Twitter party, where some of the great brands participating in the contest are also giving away products during our party.

Come join us on May 15, 2013 from 1pm-2pm EST and tweet with @TheMakeupGirl @ClumpsofMascara @BryceGruber @15minbeauty and myself @agirlsgottaspa so we can talk about the moms who inspire us most! Hashtag is #momglamorous

Products being given away during the party (US only):

Beautisol: (2) Tea Tan Glow and an application mitt ($33 value each) Follow them @Beautisol

CoverGirl:  (7) Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss ($38.43 total value) (Review of nail gloss here!) Follow them @CoverGirl

Beecology: (1) Hand & Body Cream, All Natural Body Wash, Pure & Natural Bar Soap and Lip Balm all in their lavender scent. ($31 total retail value) Follow them @Beecology

Ma Mi Skin Care: (1) Sunny Days Sunscreen Full Size and (1) Sunny Days Sunscreen Travel Size ($32 total retail value) Follow them @MaMiSkinCare

Feel free to RSVP with your Twitter handle in the comments!

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5th Annual Mom: Get Glamorous Contest



mom get glamorousAre you ready for our 5th annual Mom: Get Glamorous contest? This year I am partnering with Lianne of The Makeup Girl, Brittany from Clumps of Mascara, Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic and Bryce from The Luxury Spot to find the most deserving mom to award the grand prize.

A Girl’s Gotta Spa! and the above listed beauty bloggers are seeking nominations for moms across the U.S. who have overcome adversity, boldly negotiated impossible odds, triumphed over tragedy, went above and beyond or is a pillar of her community. Simply put: a woman of fortitude and strength, someone deserving of the recognition and undeniably in need of some pampering. Is this you? Do you know someone who fits the description? Then you have until May 24, 2013 to submit a nomination via our A Girl’s Gotta Spa! fan page and put her on our radar for an amazing prize package!

One very lucky mom will win $642-worth of beauty products:  Read more

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