Florida Girl Beauty Tips: Summer Sun Skincare

School may be back in, but the sun is at summer strength for another couple of months here in St. Augustine... and most Floridians' lifestyles keep us outdoors 365 days a year. Unlike friends up North, we need to follow summer sun skincare tips year round! Summer Sun Skincare After finding a spot on my temple several months ago, I finally worked up the courage to ask a dermatologist about it. Lots of my fair skinned, red-headed family members have had skin cancer removed; with the appearance of this spot, I was no longer able to cling to youthful ignorance. Thank God I'm … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Tip: Protect Hair from Sun

Angie has kept my hair looking good through the hormones of 2 pregnancies and nursing sweet little ones, tamed the tangles on humid days and generally kept me looking decent through a lot of hot Florida summers. She's guest posting today and will keep beauty tips for #FloridaGirls rolling in each month! This post contains affiliate links. Living in the sunshine state means the sun is a big part of our lives. While beach days in full sun are amazing, they're not great for our hair and skin. Most of us are aware of the damaging effects of the sun on our skin, but we … [Read more...]

Small Indulgences Day Spa

In the heart of historic St. Augustine, Small Indulgences Day Spa welcomes footsore travelers and harried locals to days of massages, body treatments, mani & pedicures and other salon services. Perhaps the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine isn't a myth after all... ;) When we pulled up, I immediately fell in love with the historic cottage. I can't help but imagine our daughter's bridal party rocking on the front porch and reclining against pillars between treatments as they get ready for the big day... but we're not there yet. I'm still changing diapers and needing … [Read more...]

Get Feet Summer Ready with a Sugar Scrub!

You can read more about local Spas in my St. Augustine Spas section. This post contains an organic foot scrub recipe so read on and refresh your tired feet! Short version: You need an easy, sugar based foot scrub to perk up your tired feet before you hit the beach. You can use the recipe below and do it at home OR you can go to Nadia for relaxing, reflexology foot scrub. Details below. Longer, but much more entertaining, version: {please read the following in a cheesy, TV Salesman voice} Are your feet feeling neglected? Have they been hidden away all winter long … [Read more...]

Spoiled Beauties Salon

I'll skip straight to the important part of this post... if you're a local looking for a salon to call home, Spoiled Beauties Salon at St. Augustine Beach is where you should book your next appointment. And if you're visiting and want to look fab for a special evening, Spoiled Beauties does makeup and hairstyles for weddings {etc} so you'll want to book your next appointment there. Basically, Spoiled Beauties is just right for everyone- from a young teen who wants a bit of pink in her hair to a visiting bride and her entourage to a 36 year old mamma who needs a refreshing … [Read more...]

Spoiled Beauties Salon

**Update: Spoiled Beauties Salon has moved to St. Augustine Beach! Same friendly gals and high quality, organic skincare line but in an even cuter location! See photos of the new, fabulous location at this updated Spoiled Beauties Salon St Augustine Beach post.** Y'all know I'm "mamma" to 7 sweet kiddos and, as such, I love a bit of pampering when I can squeeze it in. {If you didn't know, Hi! I'm Allie O and I write this blog about St. Augustine!} Ok, now that we're officially friends, I have to tell you about the salon I'm loving these days. {A page with other amazing St. … [Read more...]

Poseidon Hosts Jane Iredale Rep

Nestled in the heart of St. Augustine, the Casa Monica Hotel is home to Poseidon Spa. A posh, modern space with Moroccan influences, Poseidon aims to be the destination spa of St. Augustine. Guests are invited to utilize Casa Monica's pool deck and Poseidon's relaxation lounge with any service. A day at this petite spa is sure to be relaxing and luxurious. Tuesday, June 16, Poseidon adds another feather in her proverbial cap. Jane Iredale's Global Makeup Trainer, Shawn Towne, is coming to St. Augustine and he wants to customize your look during a personalized makeup … [Read more...]

Norma Sherry & Co Spa and Salon

Those who have been St. Augustine regulars for years remember a spa and salon downtown. They remember Norma Sherry on Hypolita, famous for her European Facial. Recently re-opened on Ponce de Leon Boulevard {the salon at Charlotte & Hypolita closed over a decade ago!}, Norma Sherry and her team transformed the old Kuhn Florist shop into an eclectic, old world spa with the goal of pampering every person who steps over their threshold. Local and collected art fills every nook of Norma Sherry & Co. I haven't met Norma Sherry but I feel like I know her after … [Read more...]