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 […]

Faux Tan 411: The Spa Girls Guide to Going with the Faux

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 deeply tanned, platinum blond bombshell […]

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 […]

Make Your Own Melt-and-Pour Loofah Soaps

A fun and easy recipe for making your own colorful, fragrant loofah soap. You won’t believe how easy it is make your own soaps—when you get expert guidance that is. We were lucky enough to have DIY queen, Anne-Marie Faiola, share this recipe for revitalization with us. Inspired by her love of crafting suds and sundries, Anne-Marie founded […]

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 […]

Queen Bee Tub Teas

diy bath soak

A DIY skin-softening milk bath fit for a queen. In my home, I go by many names—Princess of the Pooper Scooper, Lordess of the Laundry, Diva of the Dishwasher. But the name I answer to most often is Queen Bee (at least in my mind anyway). When all heck breaks loose and you need to […]

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 […]

Maximizing Your Spa Dollars

How do you save money at the spa in this not-so-pretty economy? It can be done. And with the gloomy financial clouds hanging thick and heavy over our heads, we think it’s even more reason to give yourself a spa day out. Here are our tried-and-true tips for making the most of your spa bucks. […]