Spa Girls Gift Picks of Bliss and Beauty

If you’re still scratchin’ your noggin for just the right gifts, think beauty and bliss! Here’s our annual picks of favorite beauty sets and spa-inspired gifts for everyone on your list! Gifts of Practical Beauty Got a beauty hound on your list? Give her a gift that appeals to her feminine side but comes with […]

Bridal Beauty: A Product Junkie’s Journey Down the Aisle

With fall bridal season in full swing, the Spa Girl offices are abuzz with the latest and greatest in wedding day beauty. Being a recent bride, I thought back on the difficulty I had in finding the right products to look my best on my big day and decided it would have been much easier […]

Behind the Mask: Home Facial Masks that Work

Nothing like covering your face in a thick layer of green goo to make you feel like you’ve drifted away to spa. But what is that green gunk anyway? And is it the best choice for your skin and your schedule? Here are our picks for facial masks that target various skin issues and some […]

Ecobeauty: A Natural Beauty Book for a New Generation of DIYers


I can only imagine what it was like growing up with a mom like Janice Cox. A leading authority on how to whip up home spa remedies with ingredients found in your kitchen, Janice has three natural beauty books under her belt along with a heap of respect in the beauty and wellness communities. Her […]

Zen and the Art of Bikini Zone Maintenance

Products that prolong the life of your bikini zone waxing service plus tips for you first time. If you’ve mastered the art of ooey gooey hot wax concoctions for home bikini waxing, well then, more power to you girlfriend! For the less adventurous among us, bikini line maintenance doesn’t have to be scary. Our advice? […]

Home Faux: Your Guide to a DIY Safe Tan

Everything NOT under the sun you need to know for a healthy summer tan glow. Most trend spotters point a manicured finger at Coco Chanel’s fateful French Riviera trip for the fashionably tan craze. I blame Malibu Barbie circa 1971 (yes, I know I’m showing my age!). Role playing with a deeply tanned, platinum blond […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Launch Today!

For us beauty product snobs, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Beauty Exclusives event is our official Christmas in July! This year, more than 100 beauty brands are participating including faves like MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Philosophy. The sale begins today, July 15, and goes through […]

Fat Busters: New Treatments for Cellulite

Lumpy, bumpy skin marring your otherwise fit and fabulous physique? Join the club. Estimates are that 85% of women – even the most in-shape – battle cellulite. Read on for the latest treatment and products leading the charge against cellulite. Watch the segment on ABC15’s Sonoran Living! Slimming Spa Treatments Bioslimming Wrap at The Beach […]

Smooth and on the Move (Finally!) with Bliss Wax Strips

After many unfortunate and painful wax expeditions, I finally felt like I had perfected the art of the do-it-yourself wax job. Unfortunately, I hadn’t yet found a product that worked with my on-the-go lifestyle. The traditional at-home wax kits are definitely not TSA-friendly and even if you check your cosmetic bag, finding a microwave to […]

Perfect 10: Treat Your Feet to a Home Spa Pedicure

Tips and Tricks for a home spa pedicure. Time to trade those boots for flips and sandals! Whether you’re in-between pedi appointments or looking to shave a few bucks off your monthly beauty budget, a home pedicure is an easy and fulfilling way to give yourself some TLC. Clean up those tootsies with these steps […]