About this contributor: 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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Summertime Savings at Talking Stick Spa

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The Spa at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale celebrates summer with these specially priced spa services. It’s heating up in the Valley of the Sun and the Spa at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale is helping cool off those wallets with summer specials you won’t want to miss. Located on the 14th floor of this […]

Agave Spa’s Be Well Wednesdays: Locals Save Big

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Local residents get 30% off all Agave Spa and Salon services on Be Well Wednesdays at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. What’s the best day of the week to hit the spa? At Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, hump day has its benefits. In an ongoing […]

Winter Skincare Advice from Expert Jan Marini

Jan Marini, President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies.  And we have her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the holiday season. Tip #1: Dry […]

Prenatal Massage: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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All you need to know about prenatal massage including what to expect and where to go. Pregnancy is a time of excitement and joy; but it can also be a source of aches, pains and pre-baby anxiety. Just because you are expecting, doesn’t mean you can’t take in a little spa relaxation. In fact, we […]

10 Best Summer Spa Deals in Metro Phoenix

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The best summer spa deals in metro Phoenix, Scottsdale and beyond. Summer is here and that means one thing to us locals—it’s our time to spa! As temperatures go up, prices go down on our favorite things—spa treatments! So, in true Spa Girl style, we searched high and low to round up the very best this […]

Simply Sweet Vanilla and Brown Sugar Scrub

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A healthy sugar scrub to relieve dry, flaky skin. At just 19-years-old, Lauren Hamilton churned her passion for natural products into a successful beauty business. What started as a terrible teen acne (we’re sure you remember those days as fondly as we do!) has flourished into Simply Sweet Body Scrubs, an all-natural, healthy and affordable line of scrubs. […]

Massage Envy Offers Free Foot Scrubs to Shoppers

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Massage Envy Spas across Arizona are offering free sugar foot scrubs to help prepare Black Friday shoppers. The biggest shopping day of the year is almost upon us and, we don’t know about you but we’re practically giddy at the thought. One thing we’re not so enthused about though are the achy feet and fatigue. So, after running […]

Aerial Yoga Takes Fitness to New Heights

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Aerial yoga takes your practice to the next level—the sky! A new year means new resolutions and among the most popular are getting fit, trying something new and managing stress. Aerial yoga is the perfect way to check off all three in one fell swoop. So, what exactly is aerial yoga and why should you take […]