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 […]

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 […]

Smokin’ Hot Beauty Trend: Charcoal

charcoal

Fire up your beauty routine with a dose of charcoal. Charcoal is hot. And we’re not talking about grills and barbecues. We’re talking beauty and cleansing products that dig deep to detoxify and balance your complexion. While it may seem the most unlikely ingredient for a deep clean, natural charcoal purifies skin by drawing out and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

All that Glitters

gold beauty finds

Shimmer and shine with these gold beauty finds! They say it came from outer space. Apparently a colossal meteor shower some four billion years ago deposited the precious stash of gold we now have on earth today. Whether it came from space or not, what we know for sure is that gold calls to some deeply innate […]

7 Facial Masks to Unmask a New You

best facial masks

The best facial masks for coaxing the glow from your complexion. If you’re anything like me and the rest of the entire U.S. population, you’ve polished off your last gingerbread cookie for a while. The time to trade the spoils of the holiday season starts now and to kick it off, start with your skin. Get your […]