About Lisa Kasanicky

For Lisa Kasanicky, spa hopping is not just an adventure, it’s a job. Through a passion that has propelled her to become recognized as spa authority, she shares her enthusiasm for her “job” through an expanding media base including publications, the Internet and live television and radio. Her first book, "The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways," was an ode to women everywhere to take time out to bond and re-energize sans life’s endless responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the book has one very enormous spa chapter.

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Power Powders: 6 Facial Cleansing Powders

facial cleansing powders

Put a little muscle behind your complexing cleansing routine. Stopping dulling cellular build-up in its tracks, facial cleansing powders are the newest superheroes of radiant skin. Part topical exfoliator, part cleanser and part fairy dusty, the latest formulations are packed with innovative and highly effective ingredients. Plus, you can easily integrate one into your daily […]

Why It’s Ridiculously Easy to Fall in Love with IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Spring Collection

I didn’t expect to fall in love. But I did. Hard. The new Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination from IT Cosmetics is the real deal. It’s a full coverage foundation with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection along with a brightening color corrector, anti-aging serum, pore-minimizing primer, dark spot corrector and moisturizing day […]

Calm Balms: 6 Stress Busters

calm balms beat stress

Keep calm with these soothing mind-body balms. Stress happens. In my world, it happens—a lot. I figure stress and its cranky cousins—anxiety, sleeplessness and moodiness —are there to remind us to pipe the heck down and remember that even the big, hairy, scary moments in our life are a gift. Because when you’ve managed to survive […]

The No Commitment Tan: Wash-Off Bronzers

body bronzers

Fast, fake and fabulous bronzers. Avoid the hassle of self-tanners with wash-off bronzers and body tints, which provide an extra kiss of color without the commitment. Use them to mask imperfections like freckles and bruises, even out skin tone from a self-tanner gone wrong, hide tan lines, illuminate skin for an evening out or add […]

Best Moisturizers for Every Age: Drugstore vs. Department Store Brands VIDEO

A comparison of drugstore vs. department store daily facial moisturizers. We get this question a lot: What’s the best moisturizer? The pricey department store brand with all the bells and whistles and an occasional free gift with purchase? Or that drugstore brand that comes minus the slick packaging and the hefty price tag? The answer: […]

Perfect 10: Dancing with the Stars Sunless Collection

dancing with the stars sunless collection

And the Mirrorball Trophy goes to … the new Dancing with the Stars Sunless self-tanning collection from Norvell. Now that the new season’s”Dancing with the Stars” cast secret is out of the bag, I’ve got another secret for you. If you want a dazzling show-stopping glow, the new Dancing with the Stars Sunless Collection by […]

Sole Savers: Help for Dry, Cracked Heels

Get Fresh Poor Soles Moisture Stick

Nothing spoils a pretty pedicure more than embarrassingly dry or cracked heels (ewww). Soothe and repair heels with these products, specifically formulated for feet with attitude. Get Fresh Poor Soles Foot Moisture Stick, $13.60 at getfresh.net – A portable moisturizing stick for dry heels and toes. Loaded with the potent healing and softening properties of […]

Polished Brows: Your No-fail Style Accessory

brows

Tips and must-haves have for brow perfection. Eyebrows are just as much a defining facial feature as a strong chin or a wide forehead—except of course, that splendid brows can be shaped and even faked when necessary. So once you’ve established the arc (or arch depending on what look you’re aiming for) of perfection, how […]

Nighttime Beauty: Luxury Finds to Sleep On

nighttime beauty

Luxury beauty finds that work the late shift. You can’t knock the power of a good night’s sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says a solid 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye helps keep your mind and body healthy. We say use your time wisely. Nighttime is also the right time to repair your complexion, condition […]

Total Reboot: New Year Beauty Duty

beauty finds 2016

Out with the old, in with the pretty. Make room for the season’s best and brightest beauty loot by tossing those things that didn’t work, didn’t flatter your complexion or are just plain suspect. Here’s what to pitch and what to poach. Unidentified mascaras The simple rule of mascara is that when in doubt, toss […]