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

L’Oreal Paris

Change the Life of Your Hair: L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Review

Even on days with the clearest of skies, a variety of aggressors − both environmental and lifestyle-related – impact the immediate and long-term health of hair. My hair has felt the impact first hand. From the time I decided to add bleach to my hair when I was 13, through all of the perms I had in the 80s and early 90s, to highlights, dyes and heated styling tools, my hair has seen it all…and suffered the consequences. At times it’s been brittle, I’ve had breakage along my hair line after dying it, it’s been dry and frizzy to overly moisturized and oily. Saying I’ve put my hair through the ringer really doesn’t do it justice. Yet, my hair is one of the most important aspects of my beauty routine; it’s my favorite accessory, if you will. And that got me thinking… Read more

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