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

#BeautyInspiration Twitter Party April 16th #shop

 Image credit: Hairspray & High Heels We have major love here at A Girl's Gotta Spa! for makeup. From makeup trends to makeup tips, when to spend and when to splurge, as well as the latest products for each season, you can count on us to bring that info to you. Read more

Spa Week 2014 A Girl's Gotta Spa! and Giveaway

It's that time of year again when spas lower their prices on some of their spa treatments, otherwise known as Spa Week! From April 21–27th, spas, fitness facilities and wellness centers across the country will be offering $50 spa treatments, including a few spas that we've reviewed like The French Read more

Easy Nail Art Tutorial

Honestly, the easy button was made for people like me. There are just some things I have no patience for, and nail art is one of them. I wish I could tell you that as a beauty blogger I am super creative and uber crafty and create endless nail Read more

Hair Care

Ouidad Whipped Curls Review

Ouidad Whipped Curls Review

I am so insanely excited about Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer!  I always feel as though my curls can never be moisturized enough and this product not only hydrates my curls, but also functions as a styling primer, meaning that I can apply it to my hair before other styling products. Read more

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Smooth Frizz-Free Hair with blowpro Straightening Lotion (Review)

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On those rare occasions in summer when I choose to blow dry my hair, I need a product that can effectively banish frizz.  Since my hair is naturally very curly, in the summer all it wants to do is to be curly, so blow drying it straight is an epic battle between me and my hair.  A lot of the products that successfully calm and tame my hair in the cooler months just do not cut it in summer.  I purchased blowpro while in Florida because a hair product that performs well in the weather there, is a pretty good indication of what I can expect it to do all summer (no matter where I go.)

The blowpro straight to the point straightening lotion that I purchased worked amazingly well in the Florida heat and humidity.  I followed the suggested usage and applied the straightening lotion from root to tip on my freshly washed hair and blow dried in sections as usual.  The directions also suggested applying extra product to the tips to help prevent fly-aways, which I did. Read more

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Natural Texture with Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls



miss-jessies-jelly-soft-curlsLet’s face it once summer arrives, for us naturally curly haired girls, there is absolutely no use in trying to battle with what our hair naturally wants to do…which is to suck up the summer humidity and curl to its utmost content.  And why would you even want to spend precious time indoors trying to battle with your hair anyway when you could just wash, apply a bit of product and just go enjoy summer in all of its glory?

I plan on spending most of my time at the pool or on the beach and the last thing I want to worry about while partaking in is frizzy straight hair that wants to go curly or weird, crunchy, “jheri curled” looking hair.  So in an effort to embrace my natural texture but still have soft, smooth curls, I decided to give Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft Curls a try. Read more

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Suave Moroccan Argan Styling Oil Review

suave-moroccan-argan-styling-oilMoroccan Oil is all the rage for the benefits of argan oil on both skin and hair. Suave’s Moroccan Infusion line of hair care products aim to deliver incredible shine, softness and conditioning to your hair. I had the opportunity to try the new Moroccan Argan Styling Oil from the Moroccan Infusion line. Typically I’m nervous to put any oil in my hair for fear of weightiness and making my hair too greasy, but Suave’s Moroccan Argan Styling Oil was the perfect hair treatment.

There are three ways you can use this oil in your hair:

1. Prior to showering. Just apply a few pumps of the oil to your hands and then smooth throughout your hair. Leave on for 5 minutes, rinse and shampoo and condition as you normally would. This helps create an incredible shine to your hair. Read more

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Verb Detangle+Defrizz Conditioning Leave-In Mist Review

VERB To be completely up front about things, I hate washing my hair because it’s a nightmare to comb afterwards.  It’s much like that of a 6 year old little girl. It tangles like nobody’s business and is a nightmare to comb after washing. It’s so bad that my hairdresser schedules extra time for my appointments because my hair takes an extra 5-10 to comb out. It’s also very long… past my bra strap, but not quite down to my waist.

Now that you have a general idea of what a miserable task combing my hair post-shower is,  please let me introduce to you my new best friend. It’s a Detangle and Defrizz Conditioning Leave-In Mist ($12) from Verb and it’s like magic. No seriously, I’m in love. Detanglers meant for little kids that are sold at drugstores don’t do anything for my knotting. This magic potion however it’s truly amazeballs. (That’s the only word that felt appropriate.)  Read more

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Changing Lives with Hair Growth Laser Procedure

laser hair growthA balding head can be very embarrassing and many people will do anything to recover from hair loss. There are a number of reasons that cause hair to thin out and die. The most common cause of balding is caused by Dihydrotestosteron or DHT. To stop and reverse hair loss, DHT must be inhibited because it causes hair follicles to thin and die. Collection of sebum due to building up of sebaceous oil can also cause hair loss. The sebum hardens in hair follicles hindering hair growth. Other causes of hair loss include poor hair nutrition and scalp hygiene.

For people suffering from hair loss it is possible to get a guaranteed solution from hair loss control clinics. Hair loss control clinics employ a therapy that involves:  Read more

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U Luxury Collection Shampoo and Conditioner Review



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The name and packaging hint that your hair is in for a treat, but I didn’t have any idea just what a luxury my hair was in for. It is very rare that I have any kind of reaction to a shampoo and conditioner. Maybe it’s the weather or the hard water here in Pennsylvania, but for whatever reason, it all tends to feel the same and turns out the same results. Never anything to get excited about … until I tried U Luxury shampoo and conditioner from Unite! Talk about luxury! For the first time in a very long time, I brushed my hair without the assistance of a leave-in conditioner or detangler! For me, that’s huge. Read more

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Tibolli Moisture Lust Spray Review

Tibolli Moisture LustThe cold winter months have left my hair feeling dull and dry. If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t treat your hair as good as you should on a daily basis. I style the heck out of it some days and others it gets tossed into a pony tail. I condition after every shampoo, but the cold weather that continues into the spring here in Pennsylvania left my hair lifeless and thirsty for moisture.

When I first heard about Tibolli’s Moisture Lust Spray, I was hesitant about using it because I wasn’t sure what it was and I’m not usually a fan of leave -in-conditioners.  Tibolli’s Moisture Lust Spray promised to deliver light hydration, strengthen against damage, and leave a conditioned finish. After a long cold winter, I need all of those things … so I gave it a whirl!

I tried using it both ways it is suggested. You can either spray it in when your hair is damp after towel drying or after it’s dry. For me, I preferred using it while my hair was damp.  I was afraid that this spray would feel like a leave-in-conditioner, which tends to leave my hair heavy and filmy … but it didn’t! My hair felt smooth, soft, and light. A few squirts of the lightly (nice) scented formula gave me a nice dose of moisture, without weighing down my super-long hair. I’m a fan!  Read more

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Organix Trial Size



2013-03-23 01.16.24 (480x360)No matter where you’re going this spring, Organix has you covered. Chosen from the brand’s best selling collections come convenient travel sizes that will have you breezing through TSA. These miniature bottles allow you to get the same great results when traveling as at home.

Choose from:

  • Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Penetrating Oil Read more
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Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue Shampoo Conditioner and Hair Tips



hair-damageHair damage has been a big topic of conversation lately. Especially for me, since even 6 years post-baby, my hair still seems to break easily and fall out. I know that all of the hair coloring, blow drying, flat ironing and curling I am doing isn’t helping either. So I’ve been paying more attention to doing weekly hair treatments and trying to use products that are targeted for improving damaged hair.

For the launch of Head & Shoulders new Damage Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner, they did a survey to find out the top 10 most damaged cities in the US. I was sad to see that Philadelphia made the list. Although I am about 2.5 hours north of Philly, I definitely feel like I fit into this listing. Here are those 10 cities–is yours on the list?  Read more

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