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

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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

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

The Best Smoochable Lip Balm

Hello Gorgeous!

You know when chapstick just isn’t enough and you want something that will get your lips soft and smooth instantly? It is time for a fabulous lip balm with the perfect hint of color!

My absolute favorite Smoochable lip balm for all seasons is Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15!

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Beyond its light pink shimmery tint (perfect color for any skin-tone), Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15 offers maximum protection and it’s packed full of powerful peptides that reduce wrinkles and increase collagen. It is the ultimate lip balm! Every time I run out of this perfect balm, I always order a new one. And it’s only $15 (a beauty steal: beauty item under $20). This powerful little tube will last you a long time.

What it is:
A sheer, tinted lip balm with anti-aging benefits.

What it’s used for:
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip Balm SPF 15 is a super lightweight balm that delivers a combination of neuropeptides and peptides to smooth and fight wrinkles. Vitamins and moisturizing agents keep your lips supple and soft while sunscreens protect from oncoming UV rays. A touch of shimmer imparts a subtle shine.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Formulated with a powerful, active, wrinkle-fighting blend of peptides and neuropeptides — alongside vitamins, moisturizers, and sunscreens — this multitasking lip saver conditions, protects, and perfects your pout.

So go on and get your lip balm on… Your lips will love you! 😉

XOXO

Trisha