ULTA Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse

Hi Loves, Happy Friday!

Yesterday I made a quick stop into my local Ulta and stumbled across their new self tanning line. Of course I had to try it out so I purchased Ulta’s Instant Bronze Sunless Tanning Mousse which only cost $12.99  for 8 fluid ounces of product (such a deal). If you like St. Tropez’s Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, you need to get Ulta’s self tanning mousse ASAP! The results are the same, if not better than St. Tropez’s self tanning mousse. And while you’re at Ulta picking up your amazing self tanning mousse, don’t forget the Ulta Sunless Mitt which is a must have to apply the self tanner. Ulta really did a great job making this product and the price tag just can’t be beat. You apply this self tanner just like the St. Tropez tanning mousse and if you’re unsure on how to apply the mousse for flawless results, click here for my review.

ULTA TANNERULTA Tnning Mitt

I am sure this product will be selling out quickly as it is truly amazing!

Have a fabulous weekend.

XOXO

Your Beauty Addict,

Trisha

Five New Makeup Products I Cannot Live Without

Hello Gorgeous!

Recently I have watched A LOT of YouTube videos with a couple of my favorite Beauty Bloggers and decided to buy and try new makeup (well, new to me) that they highly recommended. As luck would have it, I adore everything I purchased. Now that I am hooked after just one week, I can’t imagine not wearing them every day! How did I ever survive before? Ha ha. FOTD (face of the day) pictures coming soon with each product used below!

  • Estee Lauder ‘Double Wear’ Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup in 2C3 Fresco

Estee Lauder Double weAR

  • Ben Nye Bella Luxury Powder in Banana

banana Powder

  • Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation in 302A (65A) (helps prevent bad flash photography – apply lightly over normal foundation with a Beauty Blender)

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  • CoverGirl Cheekers in True Plum

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  • bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Warmth

Warmth

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Peek Inside My Makeup Bag

Hello Gorgeous!

Take a peek inside my makeup bag and look at all the beauty products I’m using everyday right now.
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Inside my makeup bag:
– Revlon ColorStay liquid foundation for combination/oily skin in color 200 nude
– Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer
– StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
– Nia24 Skin Strengthening Complex
– Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream
– Glow by Dr. Brandt
– Maybelline Baby Lips in Yummy Plummy
– MAC Satin Lipstick in Myth (my 1st ever lipstick; I’m a lip gloss girl)
– Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Pink
– Great Lash Mascara by Maybelline in Very Black
– Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara by Rimmel London in Extreme Black
– They’re Real! mascara by Benefit in Black
– Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
– MAC Eye Brow Pencil in Spiked
– Sephora Waterproof Brow Pencil in Midnight Brown
– AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer in Medium Beige
– AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer in Fair
– Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer
– Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer
– Clinique Sunkissed Bronzer
– Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder in Bronze
– Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea
– Laura Geller Blush -N- Brighten in Pink Grapefruit
– Anastasia Brow
– Anastasia Pencil Sharpener
– Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum
– Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter (used on my face at night)
– The Body Shop Body Butter in Strawberry
– Bamboo Eco Tools Makeup Brush
– Too Faced Makeup Brush
– The Body Shop Blush Brush
– Too Faced Royal Oil
– Coach Poppy Perfume
– Urban Decay DeSlick
– The Body Shop Brow Scissors
– Finishing Touch Brow/Hair Electronic Shaver
– 17 Lash Curler
– Bourjois Effet Smoky Pencil in Black

These are all the beauty products I am loving right now and use daily!

XO

Trisha

Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid Review

Hello Gorgeous!

As you probably know by now, I love self-tanning products. Usually I prefer a mousse tanner, but I recently discovered Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid and I am hooked! You may think liquid tanner sounds greasy, but I assure you, it is not! It glides effortlessly on to the skin and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving a gorgeous sun-kissed glow. The color does not look fake or orange when applied properly and one application lasts a week. The best part… this tanner comes with a free mitt for application (always use a tanning mitt, never bare hands)!   I apply the tanner before bed (leaving it on overnight) and by the morning, I’m left with a bronzed-brown tan that doesn’t look like it came from a bottle! Even though Fake Bake claims this product is transfer resistant, it still transfers a little, so I would not recommend leaving it on throughout the day.  Remember to moisturize everyday to make your tan last with even color.

Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid combines ease of application with intense professional color development.

Fake Bake

Details: Flawless is applied with a professional mitt (INCLUDED) in effortless gliding strokes for a perfectly even tan. The dual function cosmetic bronzer assists in making the application even easier (shows-where-it-goes) providing an instant golden tan. The fast drying, fast absorbing formula is transfer resistant, so can be worn throughout the day. Formulated with Fake Bake’s exclusive triple tan formula (DHA boosted by DMI & Erythulose) for an intense tan that lasts longer. Suitable for all skin tones and skin types. Pleasantly fragranced with a tropical scent. No artificial preservatives or parabens.

Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid size: 6oz

Directions: Spritz Flawless onto the velvet side of the mitt and apply to clean skin (don’t apply direct to skin). Apply in long gliding movements, covering all your body and face. Leave on over night and wash off in the morning to reveal a golden tan.

Price: $25, Ulta

Pros:

– Dries quickly

– Easy to apply

– Creates even tan

– Non greasy (even though it’s an oil)

– Natural looking tan

– Doesn’t smell bad

– Long lasting

– Fades evenly

– Good value

Cons:

– Messy (liquid drips on bottle)

Would I recommend this product? Yes!

I definitely recommend Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid to anyone who wants to achieve a beautiful bronze tan.

XO

Trisha

Sample Size Me: Beauty Sampling Programs

There is just something about a surprise that’s so intriguing. The thrill of getting something unexpected is one of life’s little pleasures. And that’s exactly why I was excited to learn about beauty sampling programs.

What is a beauty sampling program? It’s a beauty program that delivers 5-6 deluxe sized samples (sometimes even full-size products) of high-end beauty brands in different varieties of makeup, hair care, skin care, fragrance and nail products right to your door each month. Beauty sampling companies work with leading beauty brands to provide a monthly box of deluxe samples to those who become members, all for a fraction of what it would cost to buy in a beauty store such as Sephora or Ulta. There is an online profile to complete which helps to best match products to your personal beauty requirements.

Sounds amazing, right? Well, there is a catch…there is a small fee to start sampling. Generally this fee ranges from $10-$21 a month, but the samples you receive are usually worth much, much more.

A few popular beauty sampling programs I researched online:
Birchbox
Glossybox
Beauty Army
Total Beauty Collection
Sample Society With Allure
IPSY
Beauty Box 5

You’re probably wondering which beauty sampling company I decided to try. Well, I signed myself up for a three-month beauty trial to the program I liked the most which is Glossybox. Glossybox was the most expensive program I researched ($21 per month), but personally I found their high-end beauty brands the best and I couldn’t resist the cute pink and black box the products will arrive in along with a special card. Unfortunately my beauty box will not arrive until the end of April (about 3-weeks). But I am sure this surprise will be worth my wait!
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I also plan on signing up for Birchbox after my three-month trial with Glossybox. Birchbox actually has a waiting period to try their beauty sample boxes and I am currently on a waiting list.

As soon as I receive my beauty box, I will write a full review on my beauty blog. I am one excited girl…can’t wait for my surprise beauty box to arrive!

Have you tried a beauty sampling program?

XO

Trisha

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

Get Your Fake Tan On and Become Tan-Tastic

Hello Gorgeous!

Everybody looks better with a tan, but dangerous tanning beds and harmful sun rays are not an option to obtain the perfect tan without ruining your skin. So what’s a girl to do? Simple…use St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse for the perfect rich-bronze tan. Simply sweep this tanner on with an applicator mitt for a beautiful even tan. It is so easy to use and you will always get flawless results. Plus, one bottle does last you FOREVER! When you put this on your face and neck, you almost don’t even need to wear makeup! You just look tan and fabulous, every time! No orange oompa loompa face either!

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What it is:

A super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that dries in 60 seconds and delivers a rich-bronze tan.

What it does:

This lightweight mousse delivers a rich-bronze tan and is infused with conditioning aloe vera. You will get a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in 60 seconds. The innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70%.

Who is it for?

Our best-selling product is perfect for anyone looking to get a natural-looking, streak-free golden tan that dries in an instant. Whether you’re a first-time tanner or a total pro, our tinted formula will ensure you know where to apply your tan for a perfect application, every-time.

Why is it different?

Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color, our innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70% and instead gives a beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance. Never orange, St Tropez Tan always gives a beautiful, golden color.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates
– Triclosan

How to use:

Exfoliate with body polish before moisturizing dry areas thoroughly with Moisturizer (elbows, knees, ankles and feet). Help protect eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturizer. Using an Applicator Mitt, pump the Mousse into your Mitt, and apply with long, even sweeps from toes to top.

Make sure you’re well covered as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy. Once you’ve got even coverage wait for 60 seconds before getting dressed. Try not to get wet, or sweat, for at least six hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural looking tan.

To maintain:

Re-apply a couple of times a week, nourish daily with Body Moisturizer and smooth your skin with regular exfoliation for ultimate results.

Where to buy:

Sephora

Every time I use this tanner, people always think I went tanning or just came back from a vacation. When I tell them it is self tanner, they’re shocked! It never looks fake.

Only apply the bronzing mousse with the applicator mitt or you will have stained hands and find the mousse hard to use. With the mitt, you can easily smooth on the bronzing mousse all over for perfect results. Also, I usually apply the tanner before bed and always wash it off in the morning as it is dark when it comes out of the bottle (don’t let this scare you)  and it does rub off all over everything before you shower. Once you shower, you will have a flawless rich-bronze tan that lasts up to a week!

Become tan-tastic and get your fake tan on!

XOXO

Trisha

The Perfect Foundation Primer

Why use foundation primer?

Foundation primer plays a big part in making your foundation and total make-up look, which serves many different purposes. Foundation primer evens out skin tone, fills in fine lines and pores, making a smooth canvas for makeup application for long lasting results.

There is one foundation primer I absolutely adore that makes my skin glow and it is SMASHBOX Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer.
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I adore this product for so many reasons. Not only does it provide a smooth, even base for my foundation, it also gives a subtle, natural glow that makes me feel good about my skin during the harsh winter months. The velvety formula delivers the perfect amount of luminosity to the skin while also extending the wear of foundation. It is definitely a multitasking face primer that is well worth the extra step (just add it after your face lotion and before your foundation). I always receive compliments when I use this face primer.

Description:
This long-awaited addition to our legendary collection of Photo Finish primers adds just the right amount of luminosity. The velvety, oil-free formula helps fill in fine lines and pores with age-fighting antioxidants, such as green tea, grape seed extract and vitamins A, C and E. And, of course, it keeps makeup looking fresher, better!

Tips:
Smooth over complexion alone or under foundation for a natural, radiant glow. Can also be used on décolleté and shoulders for a subtle highlight.

Color:
Luminizing – sheer luminous gold

What it is formulated without:
Parabens

What else you need to know:
Oil-Free

Price:
$38

Where to buy:
Sephora
Ulta
Beauty counters/department stores

This foundation primer is a must-have for anyone looking for an extra boost in their make-up routine.

XOXO

Trisha

Beauty 101: How To Get A Flawless Glow

Hello Gorgeous!

When it comes to makeup, I am a huge fan of bronzers! Generally, I like an all matte face and bronzer, but I do have one favorite exception; Tantalizer Baked Bronzer by LORAC. And I highly recommend getting this amazing bronzer in the mini version for only $7 as this will last you a long, long time.

I really can’t say enough good things about this bronzer. It provides a gorgeous sun-kissed glow all day and it never looks orange or muddy. You only need a tiny amount whether you want a subtle perk up or a glamorous glowing look. This bronzer does not have sparkles in it, but it is definitely not matte as it has a sheen/shimmer to it which gives a gorgeous luminous look when applied. You can use this as a highlighter or all over your face. AGAIN, you only need a little bit to get the perfect glow, too much of this product could make you look shiny or fake (a big no-no!). Even if you already wear a matte bronzer, you can add a tiny swipe of this gorgeous sheen and you will be amazed at how flawless your face looks. Just apply a small amount before you add your blush. You will not be disappointed.

Lorac mini

What it is:
A bronzing powder for the face and body. (I use it on my face only)

What it does:
Tantalize and mesmerize with LORAC’s TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer. Swirling sun-kissed shades deliver red carpet radiance in an instant. Baked on terra-cotta, this silky smooth, luminous bronzing powder keeps you looking bronze and beautiful long after the sun has set and the cameras have gone. I really can’t say enough good things about this bronzer. It provides gorgeous glow on my skin that lasts all day and never looks orange or muddy. You only need a tiny amount to achieve a flawless

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Extend the summer with this all-in-one compact which contains bronzer in the top compartment and a brush and mirror in the lower compartment.

You can buy the mini LORAC’s TANtalizer® Baked Bronzer from Ulta or Ulta.com for only $7 and it’s perfect for get up and go tanning!

Enjoy your new flawless, glowing, and sun-kissed look!

XOXO

Trisha