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

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 so proud of her for launching her 5-free nail lacquer brand. The Diana Nail Lacquer Set pictured above is part of her Icons Collection. We're 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

Why Oral Health is Important #Listerine

Disclosure: Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine Is your mouth on your side? Poor oral health affects aspects of your life that you may not expect. While improper oral health practices deeply affect the health of your mouth, you may Read more

Susan Posnick COLORFLO Loose Mineral Foundation and Kabuki Brush

I know that this may sound somewhat contradictory, but I love wearing makeup that I can't really feel. I like knowing that it's there on my skin, but do not want to be reminded that it's actually sitting on my skin throughout the day. This is why I love wearing Susan Read more


TATCHA’s Indigo Collection

TATCHA Indigo Collection - Body Butter #review #beauty

Know how it feels when you try a product for the first time and fall so madly in love with it, that your immediate first thought is, “I hope they never discontinue this or change anything about it EVER”?

This was the exact experience I had upon trying the Soothing Silk Body Butter and Soothing Silk Hand Cream from TATCHA’s Indigo Collection.  The founder of TATCHA, Victoria Tsai, discovered the deeply soothing and calming powers of Indigo from a 200 year old book containing the beauty rituals of the geisha.  According to this book,  samurais were known for wearing a layer of Indigo-dyed cotton beneath their armor to help heal injuries.  Both the Soothing Silk Body Butter and Soothing Silk Hand Cream combines the anti-inflammatory properties of natural Japanese Indigo extract with liquid silk. Read more

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Banish Summer Shine With Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers

I absolutely dislike the feel of too much product on my face and for that reason will avoid face powder like the plague in the summer.  I just feel like it does not matter how great a powder is, in summer with the heat and humidity, I have to reapply it so often to banish oil and shine that the powder just starts to build upon my face making it feel heavy and clogged.  Last summer I discovered Tatcha Beauty Papers at the amazing eyelash bar and makeup studio Jett Makeup in Edina, Minnesota.  These beauty papers are perfect for removing excess oil on my face without ruining or makeup. Read more

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