Nine Things I've Learned in Nine Years of Beauty Blogging

A lot has happened since 2005. A Girl's Gotta Spa! began as a beauty blog intended to help other women, short on time, discover meaningful reviews and tips that they could incorporate into their daily lives. It was also a way for me to connect socially with women in Read more

Hydrating DIY Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

Feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration no matter the season. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t Read more

GR8SKN Acne Spot Treatment

Teen skin issues are in full force in my house. Thankfully my sons have taken an interest in caring for their skin and always come to me with questions about how to clear up blemishes, moisturize and cleanse their skin, and for my oldest, asked my husband to show Read more

Lemon Ginger Lavender Spa Elixir

With the change of season it takes an extra dose of effort (and nutrients) to ward off dreaded colds. The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.) is treating spa guests to a soothing seasonal Lemon Ginger Lavender Elixir that will be more pleasant on the palate than cough syrup! Chef Greg Gettles shares his recipe for a refreshing, Read more

NEOVA Copper Moisture Mask

Copper has many skin care benefits including the promotion of collagen and elastin production, as well as acting as an antioxidant. Copper peptides help to firm, smooth and soften skin, and it's said that copper can accomplish it in half the time compared to most other anti-aging skin care Read more

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Pixi Nail Color in Classy Cocoa Review

My latest foray into my local Target had me fixated on the Pixi display. My Target has just completed a major remodel and the beauty department is bigger–score! Although the Pixi display wasn’t fully stocked, I did spy this gorgeous fall nail color in Classy Cocoa ($8).

Classy Cocoa is a chameleon. In the store it looked like a purple with a fine gold shimmer, once I got it in my nails it resembled more of  it’s namesake–a cocoa color. In certain light it can flash from a purpely taupe to dark chocolate. No matter what the color it changes to, they are all beautiful and classy like the name implies. Most brown polished and I don’t get along, but the plum undertone in this polish adds a nice dimension and complexity that also makes it easier to wear for all skin tones.  Read more

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