Valentine’s Day Not-so-Pitiful Pity Party

Host a no fuss, no muss, no guys, home spa party. Single and dreading the year’s gushiest holiday? Why not spaaah the singled-out holiday away with a relaxing, girls-only spa party at home? Instead of spending time and moola getting all dolled up for a date, get the gals together for a rejuvenating date at […]

I Heart You Soaps

DIY heart soap

An easy DIY way to show your love. Okay all you non-cooks, making soap the Spa Girl way is about as easy as making Jell-O. Embellish these sweet heart soaps with whatever strikes your fancy: a key to your apartment, your phone number spelled out with little charms, silk flowers or whatever non-spoiling/non-perishable items your […]

Game Face Clay Mask

green clay mask

A two-ingredient DIY clay mask to draw out impurities from the skin. Get your game face on with this simple, detoxifying facial mask. Clay can soak up the yuck like nothing else. As it dries, French green clay is highly efficient at drawing oils and toxins from the skin. It’s also rich in minerals and phytonutrients. […]

Blowout Recovery Avocado Hair Mask

Avocado Olive Oil Hair Mask Recipe

A nourishing olive oil and avocado hair mask for heat damaged hair. Have you caught the blowout bug? Blow dry bars are popping up across the country, and we couldn’t be more enamored with the process of having our manes professionally shampooed, blown dry and curled or straightened to shiny perfection. The downside is that […]

Enlighten Up Honey Facial Mask

Bring out your playful glow with this honey facial mask. Like most of you, my desk is somewhat of an altar. I’ve placed various trinkets that I love strategically around me—the Boyds stuffed bear with the serenity prayer that was among my grandmother’s possessions when she passed, a silly photo booth pic of me and […]

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 […]

Fresh Face Apples and Cream Mask

diy apple mask

Zap fatigue with this nourishing DIY apple mask. Has a crazy work week taken a toll on your complexion? Zap fatigue with this uplifting, all-in-one facial mask! The dash of apple nourishes your skin with vitamins A, B and C while gently lifting dead skin cells and impurities. Along with a host of antibacterial and antioxidant properties, honey will help your skin retain […]

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Scrub

pumpkin scrub

A deliciously sweet pumpkin scrub for hands and feet. Loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, pumpkins contain enzymes that when applied to skin, loosen the bonds that keep dead tissue cells clinging to the surface. Pumpkin therapy not only peels away dull outer cells but also delivers a burst of anti-aging and hydrating botanicals, leaving […]