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

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

Ambi Even and Clear CC+ Cream for Women of Color

Finding makeup that contains sunscreen, but does not leave my skin looking gray and ashy, has always been a challenge for me. I'm sure it has been a challenge for a lot of women of color, too. I love and want to take care of my skin by making sure Read more


theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Review – Glow On!

This time of year more than ever, it’s all about the glow. Whether you choose a powder or liquid luminizer, you’ll want to sparkle (but not TOO much) for all those holiday parties and get -togethers. Enter theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer ($24).  It’s a highlighter…no it’s an eye shadow…no it’s a candlelight glow in a pressed powder!  Read more

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theBalm Cheater! Mascara Review

the Balm is highly underrated cosmetics brand in my opinion.  They’re quirky whimsical packaging always catches my eye so when the brand was on sale at Hautelook recently I took advantage and purchased a few things. Being a bit of a mascara maven, I chose to try Cheater! mascara. It promises endless drama with the “stars” Vince Volume, Donnie Dark-Coat, Thomas Thick and Lance Longlash. Quite a cast characters huh? Let’s see how faithful they are to my lashes!  Read more

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theBalm TimeBalm Concealer – High Performance for a Small Price!

Concealer is one (if not THE) most important makeup product in your repertoire. Everyone wants a flawless face! However, finding the correct formula and shade can sometimes present a challenge.

theBalm presents TimeBalm, an anti-wrinkle concealer with anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin A, C and E, soybean oil, panthenol, linoleic acid and phospholipids to help you look fresh around the clock!

TimeBalm is available in the following 6 shades:

  • Lighter than Light
  • Light
  • Light/Medium
  • Medium
  • Mid-Medium
  • Medium/Dark  Read more
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