The Perfect Blush For Every Skin Tone: MAC Melba Blush

Hello Gorgeous!

If you’re new to makeup, don’t wear a lot of makeup or if you’re a makeup junkie like me, you have to try MAC Cosmetics Melba blush. It is very blendable and so easy to apply; you just can’t go wrong with this blush. Melba is a matte blush and MAC describes it as a soft coral-peach color. I would describe it on my cheeks as more of a dusty peach-pink color. It is the perfect shade that will look amazing on every skin tone: fair, light, medium and even darker skin tones. The color is buildable, the texture is smooth, it is very pigmented and it lasts all day without irritating even the most sensitive skin. This blush also looks great in pictures with or without the flash. It is a great shade year-round and neutral enough to wear with all different makeup looks and it will even look great on bare skin to give the perfect natural flush look to your cheeks. If you’re going to try just one blush or you’re looking to add another blush into your collection, I highly recommend this blush to everyone and I personally wear it almost every day. It looks boring in the pan, but I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Here are a couple of pictures for you of the MAC Melba Blush:

Mac MelbaMAC Melba SwatchMAC Melba Swatch 2

Thank you so much for reading, loves!

Your Beauty Blogger,

Trisha

XOXO

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

Nails of the Day: Essie Need a Vacation

Hello Gorgeous!

This weekend while my husband and I were out shopping, we stopped into my local Ulta so I could pick up a few things. I asked my hubs to pick out a nail polish color he liked for my nails and he picked out the color Need a Vacation by Essie. Normally I wouldn’t wear this color as I usually go for really pale pinks, but after painting my nails, the color grew on me and I really like it. Essie describes the color as a bubble gum pink. And I love the Essie description: “ticket. passport. polish. pack up this bubble gum pink nail color and make a dash for the airport – this gorgeous lacquer is all the wardrobe you need”. All you need is two thick coats and the color is flawless.

Essie Nailsneed_a_vacation

With this polish, I picked up a new nail product that I am super excited to tell you about and that is Orly Bonder which is a rubberized basecoat. This basecoat prevents nail polish from rubbing off and chipping. Orly claims it will prevent chipping for up to two weeks. I am not sure about that claim, but I am on day 4 of my manicure and my nails are still in perfect condition (usually I have small chips by day 2 of my manicure). This basecoat seemed to give my nails the same effect as a gel manicure and I highly recommend picking up this product and using it each time you paint your nails to prolong your manicures and pedicures. You can purchase Orly Bonder at Sally Beauty or Ulta (I noticed this was much cheaper at Sally Beauty).

Bonder

On top of my nails, I used my favorite top coat which is Orly Sec ‘N Dry which dries all layers of polish quickly. This is by far my favorite top coat and I will not paint my nails without it. Usually I find top coats to be thick and sticky, but this one goes on like silk and dries my nails within minutes! It is simply the best top coat and I highly recommend it.

Sec n Dry

Happy Monday my Loves… Have a great week!

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

XO

Beauty Pop Quiz… How Well Do You Know Beauty?

Beauty Pop Quiz

Hello Gorgeous!

Take my Beauty Pop Quiz and learn a few new beauty secrets along the way… Have fun! Xo

Question: If you’re out of shaving cream, what should you use?

Answer: Hair Conditioner

Question: What nutrient helps brighten and fade dark spots?

Answer: Vitamin C

Question: What fruit can you eat to brighten your smile?

Answer: Strawberries! Brighten your smile by eating strawberries that contain an astringent that can remove stains from teeth and vitamin C to help remove plaque.

Question: How can you banish under eye bags?

Answer: Tea Bags. Tip: Boil water and steep 2 green or black tea bags for 5 minutes. Remove and squeeze out excess moisture. Cool in the fridge. Place cooled teabags over your eyes for 10-20 minutes and watch bags disappear.

Question: What should you apply daily to prevent wrinkles and age spots?

Answer: Sunscreen every day, rain or shine

Question: What natural exfoliator helps refine and brighten the skin?

Answer: Brown Sugar

Question: What is the trick to achieving a chiseled celebrity-like face?

Answer: Contouring

Question: What shade should your concealer be?

Answer: One shade lighter than your foundation

Question: What can an old mascara wand be used for?

Answer: Clean it and use it as a brow brush

Question: What moisturizing ingredient makes lipstick creamy and hydrating?

Answer: Shea Butter

Question: What enhances a concealer’s ability to erase imperfections, brighten, and revive dehydrated skin?

Answer: Caffeine

Question: What helps boost your mood, increases your chances for happiness, and makes you look beautiful?

Answer: Smiling. There’s nothing more beautiful than a genuine smile!

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Xo

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September Beauty Favorites!!!

Hello Gorgeous!

It has been a long time since I have found new beauty products I absolutely adore which is why I am so excited to tell you my September beauty favorites!

– The first beauty product that takes the cake over all the others is BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ in Opal (golden opal pearl). You can use this product in many different ways such as a highlighter, makeup base/primer or highlighting the body. I use this for an all-over inner glow and mix a pump of Shimmering Skin Perfector with my favorite foundation and apply it to my entire face (You can also mix this into your moisturizer if you don’t wear foundation). The results are amazing! I never would have thought this product is something I would love, let alone use, but thanks to Sephora, I received a free deluxe sample to try and so can you! How? Just purchase $25 or more from Sephora.com and enter coupon code: OPAL at checkout to receive your free sample (while supplies last). After one week of using this amazing freebie, I ordered the full-size from Sephora.com for $41. A little bit goes a long way, so this will definitely last a long time. I highly recommend this product!

BECCA

Sephora Description:

What it is:
A sheer crème-liquid that perfects skin with light-reflecting pearls for a soft, natural glow.What it does:
Achieve a subtle luminosity. This formula features ultrafine light-reflecting pearls that melt into your skin for polished, natural-looking radiance. Water-light and sheer, it has a prismatic effect that allows it to adjust in any light, so your refined glow is never lost.What else you need to know:
This product has been dermatologically tested.

Suggested Usage:
-This product may be used on the face and body.
-To highlight the face, dab a small amount over foundation using your fingertips or brush to cheekbones, brow bones, temples, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow.
-When highlighting the body, apply to dècolletage, shoulders, and legs.
-Spotlighting: after applying makeup, dab a small amount, onto cheek and brow bones.
-For a luminescent base: before applying primer, use Shimmering Skin Perfector™ as a base over the entire face using fingertips or a brush. Follow with Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation and add a touch of Radiant Skin Creamy Concealer where needed.
-For an all-over inner glow: mix half a pump of Shimmering Skin Perfector with Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation or your favorite moisturizer and apply to the entire face.
-For a head-to-toe glow: mix two to three pumps with your favorite body moisturizer.
– The second product in my September beauty favorites is TARTE Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light. A few weeks ago I was given a free TARTE makeover at Ulta and the makeup artist used this concealer on me and I have been hooked ever since. It really made my eyes pop without any eyeshadow and I now use it daily. It stays in place all day and doesn’t crease of settle in fine lines. It has become my holy grail makeup product. It is $24, but a little bit goes a long way and you get .28oz in the tube which is a pretty good amount. I LOVE it!
Concealer
Sephora Description:
What it is:
A full-coverage concealer that won’t crease, flake, or leave you needing more.

What it does:
Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer offers long-lasting, full coverage in a rich, creamy, and velvety texture with pure, skin-soothing ingredients. The high-performance natural formula is infused with Tarte’s pure maracuja oil, which helps to improve skin’s texture, tone, and moisture content while imparting a brightening, dewy, luminous finish. In addition to promoting healthy skin, this velvety concealer is also ideal for masking discoloration and imperfections such as acne, blemishes, redness, scars, hyperpigmentation, and dark circles. This nutrient-rich, blendable, liquid concealer brightens and restores skin’s natural luster, leaving you with a flawless complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

– The third product in my September beauty favorites is MAC Sheertone Blush in Gingerly. Mac describes the color as a “Capri bronze (Sheertone)” and it costs $21 for .21oz. The color is just gorgeous and it lasts all day!
Mac Gingerly Gingerly
– My fourth September beauty favorite is L’Oreal Telescopic mascara in Carbon Black. If you want false looking lashes without actually wearing falsies, pick this mascara up… It is amazing! You can purchase it almost anywhere and it is a beauty steal with a price tag under $10. I usually purchase mine from Ulta.
Macara
– My fifth September Favorite is Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner. My hair is so shiny, soft, and healthy while using this conditioner. There is no product buildup and you can get a great deal from Ulta when they run their liter sale (usually costs $34, but when on sale, it’s only $19.99). Must buy! My hair has never looked better.
Redken
– And last but not least, my sixth September beauty favorite is BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Raisin (pale creamy pink). You can get this highly pigmented lip gloss from Sephora for $22. As a lip gloss fanatic, this is one of my new favorite glosses… Perfect in every way!
BITE Gloss
Sephora Description:
What it is:
A highly pigmented lip gloss featuring healthy fruit ingredients that are delicious enough to eat.What it does:
Like instant nutrition for lips, BITE’s Lush Fruit Lip Gloss contains the same healthy ingredients you’d find in a pure fruit smoothie: real coconut, mango, and strawberry infused with seven nourishing fruit oils. Rich, vibrant, and juicy, this modern formula is highly pigmented. What you see in the container is exactly the color you’ll see on your lips.What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

– Your beauty addict,

Trisha
XOXO
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Flawless Skincare Routine – Simple Steps to a Flawless Face

Hello Gorgeous!

Great skin is smooth, even toned, and dewy. To get those results, you need an effective daily skincare routine in place.

My journey to flawless skin is an evolving process. People ask me often what products I use so I thought I would share my current routine and products with you.

Everyone’s skin type and concerns are different and I know that I probably put a lot of products on my skin (I am a total product junkie), but I am really loving my current results from my nightly routine and I hope you will too.

Nightly Skincare Routine – Simple Steps to a Flawless Face:

Makeup remover

  • To deep clean and improve skin texture and prepare for product absorption, I use Ulta’s Dual Action Cleansing System (I bought this instead of the Clarisonic cleansing system to save some money and I LOVE it–highly recommend it). This little gadget really minimizes pores and helps to improve so many other skin concerns.

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  • You want to use a gentle face wash/cleanser with the cleansing system. You can use any product you like as long as it is gentle (you do not want to use an exfoliating face product with the cleansing system because it will be too harsh when paired together). I am currently using Soap & Glory’s Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk.

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  • I wash off the extra product from my face by using an extra gentle cleansing sponge (the cleansing system tends to get messy and the face sponge really comes in handy).

Sponge

Now it’s time for the fun stuff… Skincare products! My new favorite line for face care is Kiehl’s!

  • Once my face is squeaky clean, I apply two products together.

First I add Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate to my face

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Second, directly after I apply the above concentrate, I apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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When I pair these two products together, I achieve amazing results! It feels great on my skin and the next morning my face always looks flawless!

Travel Size StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles

And there you have it, my flawless skincare routine. Just stick with it and the results will be well worth the extra five minutes each day.

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)

CS

  • CoverGirl Cheekers in True Plum

covergirl cheekers true plum

  • bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Warmth

Warmth

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Review: Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

Hello Gorgeous!

I was recently introduced to a beauty product I never thought I would buy let alone use and now I don’t want to live without it! It is a lash primer. Specifically, it is Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base that I received as a free gift from Sephora as my Beauty Insider free deluxe sample. This little tube is AMAZING! The main reason why I never considered a mascara base or primer before is because my lashes are pretty healthy and very long on their own, but this product made a HUGE difference. First, it gently separates each lash, coating them with a thin layer of primer, prepping each lash for mascara. Once I applied my mascara, I instantly noticed it was easier to apply as it just glided on without clumping. The final result: my lashes were longer, fuller, and less clumped together. I also noticed it was much easier to curl my lashes and the curl lasted much longer. Throughout the day, my mascara and lashes stayed in place and looked flawless (they didn’t flake at all). And lastly, the primer seemed to protect and condition my lashes as they seem healthier than ever before when removing and reapplying my mascara. Lancôme states in their description that “This innovative mascara base maximizes the result of any Lancôme mascara”. And while this is true, it also maximizes the result of any mascara. I used my favorite inexpensive mascara and achieved perfect results (CLICK HERE to read my review on my favorite inexpensive mascara). I cannot express how much I adore this product. Just like a face primer, this mascara primer provides a perfect application and the results are flawless. This product is definitely worth the extra step in your beauty routine.

Quick Tip: I found that applying the primer and following it immediately with my mascara works best.

Lash Primer

DESCRIPTION:

Give your lashes an XL boost. This innovative mascara base maximizes the result of any Lancôme mascara. Features microfibers for enhanced effect; triangular brush helps separate lashes.

Super-Enhancing Mascara Base.

WHERE TO BUY:

Sephora

PRICE: $24

FINAL RESULT:

Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base really enhances lashes. If you already have dry, broken, thin or unhealthy lashes, you should definitely give this mascara base a try as the results are just amazing. It does exactly what the description says and successfully separates the lashes and adds tremendous volume. If you want beautiful lashes, this is definitely the product to use! I highly recommend it. Think of it as anti-aging for your lashes!

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

OPI Pink Friday Nail Polish Review

Hello Gorgeous!

I thought I would do a quick review on OPI Pink Friday nail polish for you since I am a sucker for pink polish.

Pink Friday is from the OPI Nikki Minaj Collection and the color is a bubblegum pink creme. Normally, I wear lighter shades of pink polish and this one is a medium pink color, but I still think it is a fun color for summer and I always receive compliments when I wear this polish as the color seems to stand out a bit more than others. I was surprised at the formula as it is on the thick side, but very easy to apply and you only need two coats to get the perfect application on natural nails. I didn’t have any problems with the polish streaking either. It also lasted longer without chipping compared to other OPI polishes which is great!

Pink Friday NailsPink Friday

Overall, if you like medium pink nail polish, you will love Pink Friday. It is easy to apply, leaving behind no streaks, and it doesn’t seem to chip easily on natural nails. It is a true Barbie Pink color and perfect for summer.

Where to buy: Ulta Stores or Amazon

Price: $9

XO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment Review

Hi Gorgeous!

Last weekend I went to the salon and discovered two new hair products that I just love! First, I had my hair colored with Redken Shades EQ Color Cream for the first time (I loved the original Redken Shades EQ liquid, but the cream is much better and I am never going back to the liquid). Redken Shades EQ Cream is a gentle no-lift, no-ammonia hair color cream which provides rich, radiant color and stunning shine and it’s enriched with pomegranate oil and rice protein which makes it extremely conditioning for your hair. I am going to do a full review and ‘How To’ on my beauty blog about this product soon, but today I want to tell you about the second product I found amazing!

After getting my hair colored and deep conditioned at the salon, I was introduced to a new Argan Oil spray for hair. It is called Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment. At first, I didn’t think anything of this product as I have tried so many different Argan Oil hair products and I already have Argan Oil that I adore and use daily on my hair (Milk_Shake Glistening Argan Oil) so I left the salon without purchasing this product. Later that day, I couldn’t help but keep touching my hair as it felt so soft and I kept looking in the mirror as my hair never looked healthier. I also received many compliments on how shiny and healthy my hair looked from strangers throughout the day. So, I decided to find this product online and try it out on my own and it is amazing! I accomplished the same look I got from the salon at home by myself! My hair looks and feels soft, shiny, and healthy without being weighed down by oil. It smells good too. And by purchasing the product online and not in the salon, I saved a lot of money. In salons this product runs about $30-$45, but I found it on Amazon for $15 and this included shipping, plus it came with two free samples to try from Agadir. I really like that this Argan Oil is a spray because the formula is much lighter than any other Argan Oil I have tried in the past. With that being said, it doesn’t weigh my hair down at all or make it look greasy. It is perfect for my long, fine hair and I highly recommend it.

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment

Description: Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment instantly repairs and adds elasticity to dry, damaged, frizzy hair. This leave-in Agadir Spray Treatment is ideal for applying to longer hair lengths for ease in coverage, enabling protection from heat appliances and a smoother, comb through. Alcohol free shine spray that provides humidity resistance, protective sunscreen, and is enriched with anti-oxidants, Vitamin E, and Omega-9. Lightweight formula provides 24 hour lasting shine. Formulated with 100% pure certified Argan Oil.

  • Nourishing and shine enhancing
  • Protects from heat styling and UV damage
  • Repairs, smoothes and strengthens
  • Spray version for easier coverage on longer hair
  • Does not build up on the hair
  • Hair Type: All Hair Types
  • Used For: Strengthening, Protection
  • Product Form: Spray
  • Capacity (volume): 5.1 Oz.

Suggested Usage: Spray evenly on damp hair. Massage into damp hair. Style. Spray lightly on dry hair for a silky, shiny finish.

Active Ingredients: Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil (Argan), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance (Parfum)

Not tested on animals.

Made in the USA

This is an excellent product for all hair types and I highly recommend it. If you haven’t tried Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment, give it a try! You will not be disappointed.

What is your favorite Argan Oil for hair?

XO

Trisha