Beauty Samples and Mini’s

Hello Gorgeous!

Check out my growing collection of beauty samples and mini’s that I plan on giving away on my beauty blog to one lucky winner!

Which beauty products do you want to try?

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Keep reading my beauty blog to find out how to win all these goodies and more!

XO

Trisha

The Perfect Easter and Spring Polish: Essie Nail Polish in Fiji

Essie Fiji Nail Polish: An opaque creamy pale pink polish that only took two coats (one thin, one thick) to achieve the perfect application on my natural nails making them look polished, pretty, and feminine. At first, I thought this polish would be sheer as it looks this way in the bottle, but it is the most perfect pale pink polish I have ever encountered and I absolutely adore it. This color is perfect for Easter, spring, and summer!
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Essie Fiji Nail Polish is so pretty and feminine which makes it perfect for spring manicures and pedicures!

You can pick up this polish at Ulta and Target.

XO

Trisha

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil Review

Hello Gorgeous!

I love argan oil, especially from Josie Maran, because it is such a multitasking beauty product. Josie Maran recently came out with a cream version of her beloved argan oil (well ‘creamy oil’) which gives you more control over application than an oil provides. I tried this creamy oil after I gave myself a facial and it made my face softer, smoother, healthy looking and it quickly absorbed into my skin. I just love how hydrating this is without being oil. It is perfect to use on your entire body – you can apply this cream oil to the ends of your hair, lips, dry spots, face, hands, feet, cuticles and even under your eyes. Even though it is creamy oil, I still think it is too greasy to use before applying makeup. If you want to put it on your face, I suggest using it at night as a treatment (unless you have extremely dry, flaky skin) and you will wake up glowing. This has a soft tangerine scent that’s very light and it doesn’t seem to irritate my skin at all or clog my pores.

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***The best part… You can get a FREE deluxe mini of Josie Maran Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil online from Sephora (while supplies last) with any  $25 or more purchase (just add online code INFINITY)! It comes in a cute pink box and it’s .5fl. oz. which is a great size to test out the product. Sephora is the best!

Josie Mini

What it is:
An innovative 99%-natural creamy oil with an infinite number of uses such as hydrating skin, conditioning lips, and illuminating complexion.

What it does:
One creamy oil, infinite possibilities. This makeup-artist must-have delivers all the moisturizing benefits of argan oil in a portable, non-greasy, creamy oil form. The innovative formula starts as a cream and melts into an oil, making your complexion more luminous while tightening facial contours and preventing inflammation. Use it to hydrate and gently soothe under eyes, smooth flyaways, keep eyebrows in place, and condition lips. Mix it with powder blush or eye shadow to instantly transform it into a cream.

Suggested Usage:
Use Argan Infinity Cream to:
-Deeply moisturize dry areas of the face.
-Soothe irritated skin caused by rosacea, wind, or sunburn.
-Soften elbows, heels, and other rough patches.
-Keep stray eyebrows in place.
-Smooth flyaways.
-Moisturize at night.
-Prevent razor burn and irritation.
-Prevent skin dehydration during airline travel.
-Apply as a lip conditioner before lipstick.
-Apply over lip stain for a silky finish.
-Lightly dab on eyelids before applying eye shadow.
-Apply before or after using cheek stain to improve blendability.
-Transform powder eye shadow or pigment into a cream by mixing with Infinity Cream.
-Mix with a powder luminizer to create a light, shimmery lip balm.
-Use as a subtle face highlighter to illuminate cheekbones, lips, and brow bones.
-Mix with a powder blush to create a silky cream blush or colored lip balm.
-Hydrate and plump dry, swollen under eyes.
-Apply to fingertips and toes to hydrate and soften cuticles.
-Quench skin post-sunburn.

Where to buy: Sephora, QVC, and online from Josie Maran

Price: $28 (for a 2.2 oz)

I really like the way my skin feels when using this product and I think everyone can find a use for this extremely multitasking tube of creamy oil and as Josie Maran put it “One creamy oil, infinite possibilities”.

How will you use it?

XOXO

Trisha

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum Review

Hello Gorgeous!

When you think of face serum, do you think it’s only applied before bed as a night treatment due to greasy or sticky consistency? Well, I used to think just that until I was introduced to Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum. This serum is everything and more that I want in a face serum. Once applied, it sinks into the skin, leaving behind no stickiness, greasiness or shine, but provides perfectly moisturized, dewy skin. This makes this serum perfect for daytime use, before applying your makeup. My face has such a youthful glow when I use this product, plus it smells amazing and feels so luxurious. I just adore everything this super serum provides. This is definitely a must-have beauty product in my everyday makeup bag.
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What Soap & Glory says about this product:
Trigger DNA repair- Hyper-boost collagen and cell respiration- Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types – and ideal for drier skins with more pronounced lines, this super serum also contains super moisturisers with hyaluronic acid, plus organic coconut oil for suppleness & elasticity, and Maracuja Oil for a hit of brightening vitamin C. Boosted with oxygenating Actigen, the already powerful ingredients are made even more effective for visible results in 30 days.

Where to buy:
Sephora

How to use:
Smooth 2-3 pumps onto cleansed skin every morning and/or night, avoiding the eye area.

If you want to treat and hydrate dry skin and wrinkles, this super serum provides the perfect formula to achieve just that and more… It’s perfect!

XO

Trisha

PETER-THOMAS-ROTH Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer Review

Hello Gorgeous!

Spring is just around the corner and fresh, youthful looking skin is a must. I found the perfect beauty product that will leave your skin glowing just in time for spring!

PETER-THOMAS-ROTH Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer is amazing! This product is new to me and I absolutely adore it in so many ways. This little miracle does exactly what it claims and leaves my face baby smooth and glowing. This moisturizer is perfect not only for concerns with fine lines and age spots, but great for oily skin as well. I noticed a difference in my skins texture after only 2 uses. This is definitely not for sensitive skin and it tingles when first applied, but nothing intolerable. My skin is used to glycolic acid from facials which work wonders on my skin, so this product doesn’t irritate my face and is my new favorite everyday treatment. I just love it!
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Who would love it:
– People with normal to oily skin
– People who like glycolic acid treatments
– People looking to refresh their complexion
– People who want to prevent future skin damage and aging
– People who want smoother, brighter skin
– People who want to diminish the appearance of fine lines

Who might dislike it:
– People with dry skin
– People with sensitive skin

What it is: A luxurious facial cream that uses a gentle, patented time-release form of glycolic acid to help produce a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion.

What it is formulated to do: This advanced deep skin renewing action supports cell turnover to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It helps clarify the skin and smooth away a rough texture, leaving it looking refined and revitalized.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: – Sulfates – Phthalates

Research results: In a 4-week consumer efficacy study on 25 women, ages 35 to 65: – 96% agreed they saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – 92% agreed they saw a reduction in the appearance of signs of aging – 88% agreed their skin felt more youthful-looking

Ingredients: -10% Glycolic Acid (AHA): Helps exfoliate dead surface skin cells and stimulate cellular turnover. -Vitamins A and E: Help fight free radical attack.

Price: $45 (for 2.2 oz tube – which lasts along time)

Where to buy: Sephora, Ulta, Beauty Counters, Online Beauty Stores

This powerful little tube is definitely amazing me as I am seeing great results. My skin is ready for spring, looking more youthful, dewy, and smooth! This beauty product is a new daily must-have for me!

XO

Trisha

Top Reasons Why You Should Drink More Water

Everyone has heard the advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day”, and we all know that water is essential to our survival as we can’t live without it. Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60% of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water! Lack of water can lead to dehydration and even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

Water is an essential beauty product. Not only does it enhance your skin, hair and nails but it also gives you an inner glow thanks to all its benefits for your body. It’s a powerful drink, so read on and drink up!

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– Improves Skin Complexion – Keep skin moisturized and nourished by drinking water. Water moisturizes your skin, keeps it soft, glowing and smooth. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around! It won’t happen overnight, of course, but just a week of drinking a healthy amount of water can have great effects on your skin. You look younger when your skin is properly hydrated. Water helps to replenish skin tissues and increases skin elasticity.

Remember, dehydration makes your skin look dry and wrinkled, which can make you look much older.

– Increases Energy and Relieves Fatigue – Your brain is mostly made up of water, thus drinking water helps you think better, be more alert and more concentrated. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

– Promotes Weight Loss – Reduces hunger by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals… A natural appetite suppressant! Water raises your metabolism and has zero calories! The process of burning calories requires an adequate supply of water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the fat-burning process. Often when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty.

– Flushes Out Toxins – Water flushes toxins out of vital organs.

– Boosts Immune System – Drink lots of water and you’re less likely to get sick. And who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.

– Natural Headache Remedy – Helps relieve and prevent headaches, migraines and back pains; which are commonly caused by dehydration. In fact, often when we have headaches it’s simply a matter of not drinking enough water. There are lots of other causes of headaches of course, but dehydration is a common one.

– Prevents Cramps and Sprains – Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.

– Energy – Being dehydrated can take your energy and make you feel tired. If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated and this can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.

– Puts You in a Good Mood – When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great!

– Better Exercise – Drinking water regulates your body temperature. That means you’ll feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water also helps to fuel your muscle.

So next time you want a beauty boost, grab a glass of water and drink up!

XOXO

Trisha

The Silk Pillowcase: A Simple Way to Better Skin and Hair

Hello Gorgeous!

Let’s talk about beauty sleep. We all know how important sleep is, especially with our busy lives we lead. But, I’m not talking about plain old sleep… I’m talking about beauty sleep!

Silk pillowcases give a different meaning to getting your beauty sleep. Not only are they soft and comfortable, silk pillowcases will have you looking better overnight, literally! Because silk pillowcases help to keep skin and hair hydrated while you sleep, this is very important.

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Silk provides natural softness, beautiful luster and benefits to health. As a natural material our bodies respond well to silk which has the amazing ability to help our skin reabsorb moisture through the naturally occurring amino acids, helping to keep hair shiny and create a smoother, and more younger looking complexion.

Would you switch to a special (silk) pillowcase if you thought it would make your hair and skin look better? I sure did and I swear by its benefits!

Most people sleep on a cotton pillowcase, but cotton absorbs moisture which causes dry hair. A silk pillowcase will keep moisture locked into your scalp and will have your hair looking shiny and healthy, overnight. Tossing and turning while you sleep tangles your hair and damages it, but silk pillowcases are a lot more gentle and easy on your hair. Most hair stylists even recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase to help keep your hair from getting matted, tangled, and frizzy since cotton pillowcases tend to have a coarser texture, which can damage your hair.

Silk contains proteins which a healthy hair follicle needs meaning that while you sleep your hair is being nourished. Another benefit of the smooth silk surface means next to no tug and pull resulting in less hair breakage.

Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase also causes dry skin and creates compression wrinkles, which mean fine lines when there is added pressure against your face. A silk pillowcase prevents these fines lines and keeps your skin hydrated because it doesn’t soak up all of your natural oils while you sleep.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but it actually does what it claims to, I promise.

Silk contains essential amino acids found in today’s moisturizers. Silk is hypoallergenic and won’t draw moisture from the skin. Silk pillowcases are very smooth which results in less crease marks compared to traditional pillowcases which are prone to gathering of material. This lack of creased skin is more a temporary benefit; the retention of moisture from silk pillowcases is an important factor in slowing skin aging.

Bottom line: Silk pillowcases are the most luxurious pillowcase available. Dermatologists recommend silk pillowcases for the prevention of wrinkles, dry skin, and dry hair. They are the most effective natural rejuvenation treatment for facial skin and hair. Silk pillowcases offer the best sleep experience due to its properties that help regulate temperature and they’re hypoallergenic.

If you don’t use a silk pillowcase already, I highly recommend investing in one. They aren’t expensive and you can find them almost anywhere bedding is sold. You can also buy one from Amazon which offers a big selection of silk pillowcases starting at just $19.99.

XOXO

Trisha