Home Girls Spa Party: A Day of Beauty on a Budget

All you need for a home spa party with the girls! If you’re craving a lazy spa day with the girls but your purse strings are as a tight as your skinniest skinny jeans, there is still hope! All you need is a few dozen eggs, some mix-ins from your kitchen, a splash of creativity […]

Crantini Cranberry Toner

cranberry toner

A skin-tightening toner good enough to sip. Tone and tighten with this cosmopolitan astringent! This cranberry toner recipe features vodka (yes, vodka!), which is a natural preservative and an effective pore minimizer. Vodka can be a bit drying so if you have dry skin, cut back or skip it altogether. However, if you do skip the […]

Cecilia Wong’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Face Scrub

pumpkin face scrub

A delicious pumpkin face scrub recipe for glowing skin. With the busiest season of the year upon us, caring for ourselves (and our skin) usually ends up at the bottom of the to-do list. Lucky for us, New York aesthetician Cecilia Wong has created a seasonal DIY facial scrub recipe that requires little time and effort and brings your natural glow to […]

3 Trend-inspired Home Spa Hacks

A softer approach to exfoliation, slime stress balls and the latest nail color! What’s trending? Oh, just slimey stress-relieving goo, totally naked nails and weird spongy-like thingamajigs. Inspired by the latest social and spa trends, these home spa hacks will save you money and give your spirit a boost.  Take a little time out and […]

Mean Green Moisture Mask

cucumber face mask

A cool, refreshing and hydrating moisture mask. Baby it’s hot outside. So hot it gives you the chills. No matter where in the country you are, the arid heat can zap your skin of moisture and for those of us in arid climates, the results can be disastrous. For a surge of moisture with a cooling summer […]

Dry Hair DIY: Coconut & Rose Oil Conditioner

diy hair conditioner

This rose and coconut oil-infused DIY hair conditioner can be used multiple ways to deep treat dry hair. Let’s be honest, dry hair happens. No matter how much we condition and recondition, environmental elements always tend to win. Chlorine, wind, sun or simply dry desert air like we have here in Arizona, parch hair of […]

Spa Momma: DIY Skincare for Toddlers

diy skincare for toddlers

Do-it-yourself skincare lotions and potions for kids made with love and simple, natural ingredients. Let me start by saying that I’m not an expert on anything to do with kids. Nothing. Nada. And yet, I have one. He’s a super active, super spirited little 4-year-old who, through the adoption process, was placed with me and […]

Jewel of Joya DIY Honey Hair Mask

diy honey hair mask

Bring out the superstar shine in your hair with this honey hair mask courtesy of Joya Salon’s secret weapon. We know a little secret. Joya Spa at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, AZ is well-known for its lavish interior, breathtaking vistas and world-class spa services. But did you know that Joya hides a […]