Insider Look: The Sparkle Bar Opens in Scottsdale

the sparkle bar scottsdale

Arizona’s first full-service makeup studio lands in Scottsdale! Here’s our insider look at this fun and affordable way to sparkle! I did something I’ve never done before—I sauntered into a bar at high noon without a stitch of makeup. The good news is all the other patrons of The Sparkle Bar were sans face too […]

Bikini Waxing 101: How to Prep for Your First Wax

Bikini Wax

What to know before you go. Bikini waxing tips for the novice! I know what you’re thinking and I’ll get right to the point. Yes, it hurts. Getting a bikini wax is about as much fun as slamming your pinky in a door. But if you’re tired of futzing with razors, gels, creams and all […]

5 Grapefruit Infusions to Brighten and Reinvigorate


Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with these spirited cocktails, healthy bites and fruity beauty picks. If you have the post-Valentine’s day blues, don’t fret. You still have time to celebrate National Grapefruit Month, and it’s a pretty big deal. February is not only the second month of the year following January or cupid’s month of love, […]

Lash Extensions 101

lash extensions

It’s long been a celebrity secret. Super long, flirty lashes that defy the boundaries of mascara. But the secret is out of the makeup bag, and semi-permanent eyelash extensions are making a glamorous sweep across the Valley. What do you need to know before you go? Here’s the long and short of it. Just the […]

Hair and Makeup How-to: The Great Gatsy Look

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby as told through the eyes of style. With the premiere of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan on May 10th, we took a look back in time at the hair and makeup styles of the era. Thanks to the beauty and style gurus at Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix for the hair […]

Hair Extensions: The Long and Short of it


Are hair extensions for you? Get the 411 from this Spa Girl who took the plunge! I love my mother, but unfortunately I inherited her thin hair. I’ve dreamed of long, flowing locks for years but like many of you, hesitated to get real hair extensions and opted for clip-ins to create the volume and […]

Trend Alert: Hair Chalking

Hair Chalking

Bright jeans. Bright shoes. Bright hair? Yes, it’s true. Our obsession with vibrant hues is now head-to-toe thanks to the latest beauty trend: hair chalking. Hair chalking is exactly what it sounds like. With colored hair chalk, you can complement your Friday night outfit in the most rockin’ way and then wash the Gwen Stefani […]

All About Nails: Spa Girls Guide to Pretty Fingers and Toes

Nail Polish

Everything you need to know about nails! Nails are back in a big way! From ombre manicures to glitter pedicures, nails are becoming the ultimate fashion accessory. Who needs new pearls when you’ve got micro-pearl manis? Right, ladies? In honor of all things buffed and lacquered, we’ve rounded up the top nail trends, the hottest […]