Danielle Gomes' Top AC Pampering Spots

By Alexandria Geisler | May 8, 2014 | Atlantic City Confidential

3 - Danielle Gomes' Top AC Pampering SpotsBask by Exhale at Revel

Author of Hit Me! Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers, Danielle Gomes moved from Nevada to Atlantic City eight years ago, and ever since, the West Coast transplant has been uncovering the city’s best places for beauty and relaxation. “I love to go to Bask by Exhale at Revel (500 Boardwalk, 609-340-0003),” she says. “They have a co-ed, communal area with an indoor pool, a hot tub, a salt room, and a bar in a setting that feels as though you are in an Arabian bathhouse fit for royalty.” Gomes opts for the spa’s deep-tissue massage before lounging in the detoxifying salt room. For facial treatments, she likes to indulge in one of the deluxe options at Bluemercury (Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2801 Pacific Ave., 609-347-7778). “They have quick, skin-specific services, and I love the Fresh perfumes and washes they use,” she says. “I get their microdermabrasion facial.”

2 - Danielle Gomes' Top AC Pampering Spots Illusion D’ombre in Impulsion from Chanel

For cosmetics Gomes favors Chanel (Macy’s, 4401 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ, 609-646-4900) with its vibrant cream shadows, lip gloss, and moisturizers. “The Le Blanc line is wonderful for moisturizing” she says. One must-have is the French fashion house’s Illusion D’ombre, a versatile gel that can pull double- duty as eye shadow or eyeliner. Though, she divulges: “I have an additional sort of secret weapon. I use organic coconut oil on my face and body nightly.”

1 - Danielle Gomes' Top AC Pampering Spots Essie’s multicolored nail polishes

“If I have an event such as a book signing, I will get a gel manicure at Diva Nail Spa (801 Tilton Road, Northfield, NJ, 609-277-2165),” she says. This spring, saccharine pastels like dove gray and punchy shades of coral are her go-to nail colors, noting that Essie has the best selection: “I usually do something bright for my fingers and something more soft and neutral on my toes.” For haircare, Gomes swears by Art Is. (301 14th St., South Brigantine, NJ, 609-266-9212), a boutique salon in Brigantine where she has been a client for the past three years. “I am extraordinarily picky when it comes to my haircuts,” she says, recommending Kristin for blow-outs at the salon and Danni for cuts. “I have naturally wavy hair that can be difficult to manage as it’s thick and unruly, but Danni does an incredible job!”

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