About Samantha McIntosh

Armed with her stilettos and a teasing comb, Samantha McIntosh is always on the lookout for everything pink, girly and fabulous. What started as a desire for big hair turned into full-blown product obsession, leaving this Spa Girl scouring the beauty boutiques for the latest in hair products, cosmetics, polishes and more.

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Say Ooolala to Votre Vu Bebe Duette Lip Balm & Hand Cream

Between hand creams, lip glosses, perfumes, mascara, eyeliner, the occasional nail polish and any other beauty product to squander an emergency, my purse is more of a beauty armoire than a handbag. So when I came across the Votre Vu Bebe Duette Lip Balm and Hand Cream, I had to give the duo a try if […]

Spa in a Box: The Remedy Rush

remedy rush

The Remedy Rush is a quarterly subscription beauty box service that provides full-size samples of spa-quality products. Here’s our review! It was a warm (okay, HOT) sunny afternoon and, as I walked up to my mailbox, I was swept away by thoughts of a relaxing spa treatment. It was in that moment that I realized, my […]

Spa Sonic Skin Care System: The Other Skin Scrubber

Spa Sonic Skin Care System

When it comes to skincare, if it’s complicated, you’re going to lose my interest … Fast! While I totally value the importance of proper skincare, I’ve got things to do. Oh, and did I mention that I have five-month-old? Give me something easy, inexpensive and effective and you’ve got me for life. Enter the Spa Sonic […]

Review: Norvell One Hour Rapid ONE Sunless Mist

With the arrival of 2014 comes a slew of can’t-miss social affairs, especially here in Phoenix, Arizona where nary a snowflake is in sight. Whether you’re hitting the greens for the Waste Management Open, walking the red carpet for a Grammy viewing party or checking out the hot wheels at Barrett Jackson, you can’t forget […]

Product Review: Murad Environmental Shield Skincare

As I not-so-slowly climb up the age ladder, I find myself increasingly interested in skincare products that help repair and protect my skin. And lately, Murad has been my go-to because of the specialized formulas that target my skincare concerns. Specifically, I’ve been testing out the Murad Environmental Shield line because it was recommended during my […]

Return of the Bad-Ass Braids: Hunger Games Inspired Hair How-to’s

SalonCapri stylists demonstrates how to create three hairstyles worthy of a visit to The District. Do you have the hunger? On November 22, the world will once again join the girl on fire as she battles for her life in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In true Spa Girl fashion, we are gearing up for the big […]

Simply Sweet Body Scrubs: Fresh from the Kitchen

Simply Sweet Body Scrubs

Confession: I am a lazy Spa Girl. While I love the all-natural feel of do-it-yourself home spa concoctions, I tend to opt for the convenience of pre-packaged products. One product, however, that I have had a challenge finding in that perfectly pre-packaged version with a DIY feel … body scrubs. Many of the ones I’ve […]

The Skinny on OurSkinny: The Easiest Diet Ever

OurSkinny diet program

I am a busy spa girl. There are days I barely have time to catch my breath, let alone stop for a full meal. But I am on a mission to lose baby weight and, as we all know, several small meals throughout the day are the keys to success. OurSkinny offers a delicious and […]

Hot Tot: Bathing Care for Your Royal Baby

Hot Tot Spotless Tot

The most highly anticipated baby of the year has finally arrived and we all know little Prince George will have only the finest at his disposal. Luckily, royal-born or not, so can yours … and mine too! Meet Hot Tot! It’s a line of safe, specialized and natural products to help your child style from […]

Jouer Lip Enhancers: Lip Gloss with a Kick

Jouer Lip Enhancer

You’ve heard it before, and this certainly won’t be the last time, but I have a slight obsession with lip gloss. It seems the more glosses I try, the pickier I become. My least favorite downfall is the wrong consistency. When a gloss is too light, it wears off within seconds but when it’s too […]