Jul 28, 2012

Naturopathica Sicilian Bergamot Shower Gel and Lotion Review

Spaphile’s Health and Beauty insider, Jessica Garvey of The Hostess Handbook, introduces us to an all natural shower gel and body lotion with an unforgettable scent!

Naturopathica is a holistic health company that focuses on well being and natural health. Among many of their services, such as aromatherapy, massage and herbal medicine at their healing arts center in East Hampton NY, they  have a great healthy skin care line. I tried their Sicilian Bergamot shower gel and lotion and was immediately struck by the complex smell. It really is an amazing product for its layers of a wide variety of scents that compliment each other perfectly. This makes it a stimulating product line and very memorable. The scent is of Atlas Cedar delicately layered with Italian Bergamot, Valencia Orange, Clementine and pink grapefruit. I know, I know it sounds like a lot is going on there but the ratios of each ingredient combine perfectly to form a refreshing and relaxing scent at the same time. Both the lotion and the shower gel are silky, smooth and nourishing. There is a high concentration of Aloe in the product to enhance its nourishing abilities!

Naturopathica uses organic ingredients and substances such as antioxidants and peptides that are proven to have lasting benefits for the skin. Their products are top of the line and allow you to have beautiful healthy skin from ingredients found in nature!

Get yours today by clicking here!

Jul 27, 2012
The Spaphile Team

Pop-Up Summer Sale Charity Event with Beachmint

Spaphile is sponsoring Beachmint’s Summer Sample Sale Pop-Up event this Tuesday, July 31st from 12pm-8pm.  This is an incredible shopping event that you will not want to miss (with sales up to 70% off)!  Come enjoy good music (provided by DJ Casey Connor), tasty drinks, and savory food.

There will be shoes, bags, lingerie are for $40 and jewelry and tops are $10 courtesy of StyleMint, ShoeMint, JewelMint, HomeMint, IntiMint and BeautyMint!  A portion of proceeds benefit I AM THAT GIRL, a community inspiring girls to discover their innate worth and purpose.


So what are you waiting for?  Sign up now and get added to the list.  We will also allow walk-ins.  See you soon!

Jul 18, 2012
The Spaphile Team

DIY Tips to Hosting a Fabulous Event on a Budget

Our fantastic Spaphile insider, Jess Garvey, has joined forces with EventbriteLA and Rolling Greens to bring you a fun learning experience that you won’t want to miss!  We invite you to join them fir DIY Tips to Hosting a Fabulous Event On a Budget on Sunday, July 29, 2012 (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) at Rolling Greens in Hollywood.


This is a FREE event – so we hope that you can check it out and learn thing or two about hosting your own event (on a budget)!  Don’t forget to click here to RSVP!

Jul 16, 2012

Swimsuit Season!

It is definitely swimsuit weather, and we at Spaphile.com love to get out in the sun and enjoy the lovely days. I love to spend time at the beach or at a lake, and like a lot of girls, finding the right swimsuit can be tough. I’ve prefer one-piece suits, but it’s very important to me that I still feel sexy and cute. Here are a few of my favorites this season!

I love this ASOS Sketchy Floral Plunge Suit! I think the pattern and the cut are so cute and fun!

I think this ASOS Lattice Front Plunge Swimsuit is so cute and fun; I love the lattice front– it let’s you feel sexy without showing off too much.

I think this ASOS Floral Print Tie Front Cut Out Suit is my favorite– I know, I know, another ASOS, but I love them!! Plus, this floral print is just adorable.

 Have fun in these cute suits, and don’t forget your sunscreen! :)

Jul 10, 2012

Spaphile Review – Blow Angels

I am so in love with this “How-To” segment I did with Blow Angels in Santa Monica. The ladies at Blow Angels are hair geniuses and came up with this beautiful braid style for us! Yippy!

This Bohemian Braid Tutorial is so super easy and takes no time to do. The look is perfect for summer as it is loose, flirty and fun! I also think this braid is a FABtastic alternative to up-do’s for all those summer weddings!

Be different and sport this braid at your next party! It looks so amazing!  Have any fun braid styles of your own? Do Share!

Here’s how to do it:

1) Make two French Braid Pig Tails

2) Fold both braids into the back and attach with a bobby pin

3) Attach both separate braids “side by side” with bobby pins until your get half way down the length of your hair

4) Combine the separate “side by side” braids into one to finish this look


Jul 7, 2012
The Spaphile Team

Three Day Rule & Spaphile – Night of Beauty (Part II) Recap

Spaphile and Three Day Rule had yet another successful “Night of Beauty” – this time there were over 300 attendees at the decorative and extravagant Viceroy Santa Monica.

Our special guests received plenty of fabulous amenities which included massages, blowouts, manicures, makeup application, party lashes, product samples, skincare consultation, fashion accessories, jewelry, flowers, candy, fabulous music, and so much more!


Ladies were lined up and ready for their Night of Beauty to begin!

Guests enjoyed delicious treats provided by Pretzel Crisps.

Soothing spa music enhanced the ’Night of Beauty’ experience thanks to David Vaughn Music.


Music by DJ Eddie FM

Relaxing pool-side massages courtesy of Burke Williams Spa

Manicures and color change provided by Nail Garden

Blowouts and braiding provided by Blow Angels

Beautiful party lashes provided by Makeup Mandy‘s LASHX

Brow shapings were provided by award winning brow artist, Kelly Baker

Body and lip radiance provided by Gleam by Melanie Mills

Product samples, gift bags and consultations provided by Skin Owl

Complete acne treatment, Clearogen, on display thanks to Advanced Skin and Hair

Gift cards, consultations and information provided by Spalding Plastic Surgery

Bikinis and sexy swimsuits provided by Nicolita Swimwear

Trendy shoes provided by Sole Society

Women’s clothing, trendy accessories and delicious sweets provided by AsweeT Boutique

Elegant pieces provided by Jewelry by Nola Singer

Extraordinary floral arrangements provided by Simply Petals

Our beautiful guests arrived happy and left even happier.


Our VIP attendees left the event with some amazing gift bags and a little extra swag.

This event helped raise money and awareness for I Am That Girl, a non-profit that inspires and creates communities for women.

Thank you to our wonderful media sponsor, New Beauty Magazine!

It was a beautiful night — and the night was, without a doubt, full of beauty!

We hope to see you at the next one!

For more photos, click here.

Also click here to check out the video recap of the event!

Jul 7, 2012
The Spaphile Team

Night Of Beauty II – Video Recap

Here’s another wonderful video recap of our event!


Jun 28, 2012
The Spaphile Team

Night of Beauty – Video Montage

For those of you who missed our second “Night of Beauty,” here’s a video montage to give you a taste of what it was like!

Spaphile’s Night of Beauty from lowercase productions on Vimeo.

Hope to see you at our next one. :)


The Spaphile Team

Jun 28, 2012
The Spaphile Team

Nail Garden’s “Beauty For a Cause”

Nail Garden’s 2nd Annual “Beauty For A Cause”


The Chase Child Life Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Presented by: Nail Garden, Gelish Harmony, Wen Haircare

Co-hosted by Eventbrite and Spaphile


We invite all you to enjoy an evening of complimentary beauty services.  Head over to Nail Garden in Brentwood on Monday, July 9, from 6-9pm and receive complimentary Gelish Harmony Manis, Wen Haircare Blowouts & Styling, Glad Lashes Treatments, Spa on Location Massages, Glittertainment Art, Nail Garden mini polish manis, Mobile Mixtress Fragrance Bar and more.

You will also indulge in desserts, hors d’oeuvres, and specialty drinks.  Feel great as you walk away with fabulous nails, jewelry, beauty treatments and a amazing gift bag valued at over $200.

Get your tickets now – they will sell out!

Click here to get $5 off your admission ticket.  Event code: “BriteNail

Jun 28, 2012

French Fry Holder Flower Arrangement

DIY Wednesday is here and I have a FABtastic flower arrangement to share with all you Spaphile readers! I am so obsessed with this flower design for summer BBQ’s.  It is super cute and super easy to make! You can find the french fry holder and wrappers at World Market.

How To:

1- Take a bunch of Bells of Ireland  and purple Freesia flowers. About 6 Bells of Ireland and 5 Freesia!

2- Lay out the french fry wrapper so its diamond shaped and place the flowers at the top of one of the points.

3- Wrap the flowers making a cone shape and close with double sided tape!

4- Cut the excess wrapping paper into a point and place the “cone” of flowers in the french fry holder!