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Shannon N.

Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
I am the author of the beauty blog, A Girl's Gotta Spa!, public speaker on social media at beauty industry conferences and social media consultant to beauty brands.
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Lip Care: Bésame Sweetheart Balm by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I used to absolutely LOVE lip balms, but the older I get the more I seem to shy away from them.  I guess I just have memories of lip balms being really thick and sticky ... Read on »
Review: H2O+ Blue Fragrance Collection by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Finally I’ve found a fragrance collection that I would wear together…at the same time.  H2O+ Blue Eau De Toilette and Body lotion are so light and refreshing that I am ... Read on »
DIY Avocado Hair and Face Mask by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty So let me begin this post by letting you all know that this recipe was actually compliments of my quick thinking sister, as I had originally intended to ingest this and ... Read on »
Review: Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Whenever I wear makeup I always tend to hide from eye shadow.  Not because I don’t like eye shadow or have an allergy or anything like that, but simply because I am terr ... Read on »
SMILES YOU LOVE VITACARE Valentine’s Day Giveaway by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty We all know that smiling has many benefits. For one, it simply puts you in a better mood (try smiling and being unhappy–it DOESN’T work!), it conveys positive energ ... Read on »
Review: Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Most of you, if not all, are probably very familiar with this scenario. You plan on having a great Saturday night out on the town with your girls.  Maybe dinner, followe ... Read on »
DIY Spa Treatments for the Sauna by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty By now you all know how much those of us here at A Girl’s Gotta Spa! adore spa treatments, we practically live for them.  But we can all agree that spa treatments are no ... Read on »
Perfect Red Lipstick NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty From the time I was allowed to wear makeup…actually even before then, I have always longed to wear red lipstick.  I have always associated red lipstick with being a  gro ... Read on »
Yay or Nay: Bobbi Brown’s New In-Your-Face Neons by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I have mixed feelings about Bobbi Brown’s new ‘ Neons & Nudes ‘ collection. Mainly because I do love wearing nude makeup shades, but just about every beauty brand right ... Read on »
Rain Cosmetics: Blood, Sweat, and Tears Lip Trio by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty  It’s been said by passionate careerists time and time again – if you love your job, you’ll put your blood, sweat, and tears into it. Now, beauty lovers can apply the sa ... Read on »
Hairstyle How To: Creating the Perfect Ponytail by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Just like me, you’ve probably thought that creating a ponytail is just about the easiest hairstyle to accomplish.  I mean how difficult could it be? You grab a hair tie, ... Read on »
HOLD THE PRESSES! There is a teenaged YouTube beauty guru! by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty That’s sarcasm of course. Normally I wouldn’t make fun of a PR pitch here on my blog (I use Twitter for that.) But the one I received this morning had me going both WTF? ... Read on »
Zolani Organics: Fair Trade Fabulous by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty It has always been a part of A Girl’s Gotta Spa!’s  MO to highlight beauty brands that give back. We love philanthropy. This week, we are loving Zolani Organics , a ... Read on »
Perfume Review: Versace Yellow Diamond by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Although I tend to be very loyal to the same fragrance and have been for a while, I always look forward to sampling new fragrances on the market.  My latest sampling was ... Read on »
For Dry, Chapped Lips Try These Lip Balms by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty These are just some of the lip balms I’m carrying around in my handbag right now. For one, winter always wreaks havoc on my lips, even though this hasn’t been much of a ... Read on »
Nail Down Your Perfect Shade with New GelColor by OPI by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty If all these new developments in nail technology, from Axxium to Shellac and beyond, have you feeling dissatisfied with your typical run-of-the-mill spa treatment, you’r ... Read on »
Luminous Skin for Under $5 with Calgon Ageless Bath Pearls by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty January is National Health Month, and at the close of the season A Girls Gotta Spa! discovered an inexpensive treat that will keep your skin looking young and fresh duri ... Read on »
DIY Pineapple Strawberry Enzyme Facial Mask by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I’ve been longing for a juicer for a really long time and I finally got one for Christmas thanks to my amazing momma.  Now I know a ton of people who have visions of  da ... Read on »
Review: Repechage Bath & Body by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty In the last year I have had to drastically cut back on visits to the spa.  My normal routine would  include monthly waxing, facial, threading, microdermabrasion and a fe ... Read on »
Sensitive Skin Solutions: Lara Beauty by Shannon N. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty I have notoriously sensitive facial skin and am always searching for the next best solution to my winter woes.  Thankfully, I recently came across Lara Beauty,  a great ... Read on »