Yuni: Yoga-Inspired Beauty

As someone who cannot survive without yoga, I was beyond excited when I heard about Yuni. Yuni is the first natural, sustainable, convenient, Yoga-inspired beauty brand. Yuni products are versatile, multi-tasking, time saving and enable yogis to potentially practice more often since having time to shower or the availability of shower facilities may be Read more

10 Year Blogiversary #Giveaway: Travertine Spa

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; Terry Carter, CEO of Travertine Spa, is the ultimate dream chaser - he changed careers from corporate law to creating a luxury botanical brand. He's Read more

My Top Five Beauty Products From Whole Foods

The only department in Whole Foods that I normally skip is the beauty department. It's true. I guess I've always just felt that the Whole Foods beauty department contained products that would be of little or no interest to me due to them smelling weird or my assumption that they were ineffective. Well we Read more

10 Year Blogiversary #Giveaway: Mischo Beauty

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4557609382815411"; google_ad_slot = "7558438019"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 15; I am super excited to kick off our 10 year blogiversary month of giveaways with Mischo Beauty! I've known Kitiya since the beginning and I am Read more

10 Years Blogging 10 Giveaways

Dear 2005 self, launching A Girl's Gotta Spa! ® was your best idea yet. I still cannot believe that 10 years later, I'm still here. All thanks to you, our readers, both old and new. Instead of re-hashing all that I have learned in 10 years (because you can just read Read more

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Surya Brasil Sapien Women Shave Gel and Body Scrub

Surya Brasil Sapien Women #Review #beauty

The recent record-breaking cold weather that has been imposed on us this winter has been pretty stressful on our skin. In prepping my legs to be dress ready for Spring,  a serious exfoliation was in order (and yes, a shave!)

Enter Sapien Women Body Scrub and Shave Gel from Surya Brasil.  Surya Brasil is a line of natural and certified organic beauty products.  Surya Brasil also abstains from using substances that are harmful to you or to the environment in their products so their products will never contain lead, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, parabens, resorcinol or PPD (dye). Read more

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Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap Reviews

kiss-my-face-olive-oil-bar-soapI’ve tried a few Kiss My Face products before and have had nothing but positive beauty experiences with all of them so I had very high expectations when I decided to give the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap a try and once again Kiss My Face did not disappoint.

My skin not only tends to be on the dry side, but is also pretty sensitive and gets very easily irritated so I am very particular about the products I use on my skin.  If something even slightly irritates my skin after the first use there is a pretty good chance I will not be using it again.  That said, I wanted to give the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap a try because their products have never irritated my skin and I needed a cleanser with some extra moisturization.  The only ingredients in the Olive Oil Bar Soap are Saponified Olive Oil, Water and Sodium Chloride and is created without animal ingredients, artificial colors, unnecessary chemicals or animal testing. The Bar Soap has a really light fresh scent and felt very gentle on my skin.  After rinsing, my skin did not have that tight, dry feeling that it usually has with most soaps. Read more

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Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant Review

Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant review

An essential part of any summer body care routine is a deodorant that really works.  With climbing temps, tons of outdoor activities and tank tops, a deodorant that goes on clear, but effectively fights odor all day is an absolute must.

For summer, I also prefer a deodorant with a very light to no scent; I just don’t like anything too sweet smelling when it’s hot out…for me it just gets nauseating. After reading about the potential awful side effects with a majority of deodorants, I’ve been itching to try a natural deodorant, but have been somewhat hesitant for fear of smelling like an onion.  But I figured  there was no time like the present to give a natural, fragrance free deodorant a try. Read more

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