Spray Tanning Faux-101: The Spa Girls Guide to Going with the Faux

The Spa Girls Faux-11 on everything NOT under the sun you need to know for a healthy faux tan. 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 […]

Zest for Life Grapefruit Mask

Grapefruit Facial Mask

A clarifying, revitalizing grapefruit mask. This delightfully refreshing and clarifying facial mask came our way from nationally recognized bridal makeup artist and beauty maven Miriam Behar. She says it works for most skin types and preps the skin for a smooth makeup application or for an anytime natural glow. Here’s what you need: 1 whole […]

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 […]

Four DIY Sugar Scrubs, Four Ways: VIDEO

DIY Sugar Scrubs

From face to feet, four sugar scrubs to keep you sweet! Talk about a bum rap. Sugar has taken the heat for everything from acne to adult-onset diabetes. And while it certainly does make a beeline to the hips when eaten in the form of a cupcake, sugar can do wonders when directly applied to […]

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 […]

Clean Not Green Summer Hair Saver

A gentle, clarifying treatment for chlorine-tainted tresses. Blonds have no fun when a dip in the pool results in green-tinged tresses. This tried-and-true recipe from our SpaGirl kitchen banishes sticky, frizzy, stressed-out hair with just two simple ingredients: baking soda and some good ol’ shampoo. This quick concoction calls on the ever-versatile properties of baking […]

Green Apple Toner

green apple toner

A refreshing, balancing green apple toner spiked with mint and vodka. There’s something so refreshing about a crisp, tart green apple. Go figure that green apples would make the perfect base for a refreshing facial toner. Apples have high concentrations of pectin, which among many other health benefits, is a antioxidant that helps fight aging (yee-haw!). The slight […]

Green and Clean Eco-Fab Salt Scrub

Whisk away dead skin with this eco-friendly salt scrub. Listen up, ladies. It’s time to ditch the notion that being green means sacrificing style. Going green doesn’t mean you have to stop shaving your armpits and wear patchouli. In fact, we implore you to shave your armpits, legs and wherever else you deem appropriate. Yes, […]