Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask Review

Hello Gorgeous!

The new beauty product that is the latest ‘must have’ to hit the beauty market is sleeping facial masks. I love face masks so of course I had to try a sleeping mask and I chose Boscia’s Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask to try out first. Tsubaki is from Boscia’s new line and it currently has three products which include the Tsubaki Beauty Oil, Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, and Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel. I have not tried the Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel, but I have tried the Tsubaki Beauty Oil which I really like.

 Now, if you don’t live in Asia, you’re probably thinking, “what is Tsubaki oil?” Tsubaki oil is the oil from the camellia flower called Tsubaki in Japanese. Traditionally, tsubaki oil has been used in Asia (particularly in Japan) for hair care. It contains several very good emollients and antioxidant-rich non-fragrant plant oils, an excellent source of fatty and omega 3 acids for your skin, which help dry skin look and feel softer and smoother and it provides serious protection against free radical damage, thus preventing premature signs of aging.

Okay, now that the mini history lesson is over, back to my review on the Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask from Boscia. 🙂

Even though Boscia claims this has no artificial fragrance added, it still has quite a strong smell of lavender (after all, it does contain camellia oil). The scent does mostly fade away after time and it didn’t irritate my skin/face at all (keep in mind I do not have sensitive skin and my skin is normal to oily). I don’t like or dislike the scent of lavender in this mask, but if you’re really sensitive to smells, you may not like this product. The texture of this mask is almost like a thick, but runny cream (if that makes any sense) and it soaks right into my skin. Once applied, it has a little bit of a sticky feeling, but it is not bad at all (just make sure you do not apply too much product so that it will all soak into your skin and extra product isn’t sitting on top of the skin, wasting away, and feeling sticky). And that is it; you just go to bed and let the magic happen while you’re sleeping!

In the morning, I was really surprised by this product. My face felt really clean and moisturized. Usually I sleep with beauty oil on my skin and when I wake up, my face is still a bit greasy and I can’t wait to wash it, but this sleeping mask had the opposite effect. My face felt so smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy or tight (some facial masks make your face feel really tight). My complexion was clear and glowing; I couldn’t stop looking at it in the mirror… AMAZING! This mask delivers such an intense amount of hydration, and the effects are immediate and rescued my dull winter skin. Overall, I am extremely happy with this sleeping mask and I highly recommend it. Love it!

Boscia’s Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask comes in a 2.8 oz tube:

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This is how the product looks directly out of the tube, lightly blended, and then fully blended/absorbed into the skin:

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Where to Buy: Sephora

Price: $34

What it is: A deeply-hydrating overnight sleeping mask that intensely moisturizes and protects to deliver long-term anti-aging benefits and smoother, baby-soft skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This signature, lightweight botanical blend of tsubaki oil (camellia oil), wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and rice bran oil hydrates, smooths, and protects for the appearance of firm, youthful skin. Serine, an amino acid, locks in moisture, ensuring maximum hydration as you sleep. It acts as an anti-aging moisturizer and preps skin for better absorption of products.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Suggested Usage:
– Massage onto cleansed, dry face and throat with gentle circular motions.
– Leave on overnight and rinse with water in the morning.
– For best results, cleanse with Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel and follow with Tsubaki Beauty Oil.

Happy Friday my loves. Have a lovely weekend!

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

XO

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Hair Treatments for Healthy Hair

Hello Gorgeous!

A while ago, I blogged about my favorite hair care products (CLICK HERE) and while I do still love and use every product I listed, I have a few new favorite hair treatments I want to share with you.

It is very important to deep condition your hair at least once a week to keep it healthy, and one of my favorite hair masks for deep conditioning is the Monoi Repairing Hair Mask by Carol’s Daughter. I use this mask at least once a week and it works wonders on my long fine hair, keeping it shiny, soft, and healthy. It never weighs my hair down either! It is truly a great hair mask and I highly recommend it.

Monoi Repairing Hair Mask by Carol’s Daughter

Claims:

Carol’s Daughter claims this hair mask is a deeply nourishing hair treatment to undo and prevent damage by up to 96%. And that strengthening your hair is the only way to lengthen it so you can do whatever you want with it. That’s why the strand-strengthening Monoi Oil – an ancient recipe made from the rejuvenating Tahitian Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil – is a must-have to help repair fine, delicate, or chemically-treated hair.

Their research results show:
– 96% less breakage after only 1 use
– 13 times longer hair life after only 1 use
– 85% better conditioning and detangling after only 1 use

Directions:

Massage gently into clean, wet hair, giving a little extra love to your frazzled ends. Leave the treatment mask on for 5 to 7 minutes and then rinse well. Or, for an even deeper treatment, put on a plastic cap and sit under a dryer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Price:

$32

 Where to purchase:

Sephora, Ulta, and Macy’s

After I wash my hair, I always use leave in products, usually leave in conditioners and/or argan oil. My absolute favorite leave in conditioner is Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream (a conditioning mousse). If I could only splurge on one hair product, this would be it! I always use a normal conditioner after I shampoo my hair and then just add this treatment after I towel dry my hair. I have tried so many different products and nothing else comes close to this treatment. It is a miracle in a bottle and it smells delicious! It does not weigh hair down, make it greasy or build up over time. It is simply perfect. Unfortunately, you can’t get it in the United States at Salons, but you can order it online from many online sites.

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Claims:

For hair that is soft, shiny and full of vitality, Milkshake introduce the perfect natural conditioner for all hair types with no need to rinse, for healthy and beautiful hair.

Price:

$16+

Where to purchase:

Amazon

Because I can’t pick up Milk_Shake Conditioning Whipped Cream anywhere, there is another product I like to use when I am all out. It is called Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner by Sexy Hair. This can be purchased at Ulta for $16.95 and it lasts a long time. It really conditions and detangles my hair.

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Description:

The powerful combination of Soy and Cocoa work synergistically to perfectly care for your hair! A conditioner that is both a nourishing moisturizer and mild protein reconstructor and safe to use on color-treated hair. This truly amazing conditioner reconstructs, moisturizes and combats environmental stress on all types of hair. (8.5 oz)

Soy and Tri-Wheat Proteins penetrate the hair, while moisturizers detangle for softness. Soy also cannot over proteinize the hair

Cocoa Replenishes hair’s moisture, has intensive repairing qualities, provides deep conditioning and strengthening properties and promotes soft and manageable hair

Directions:

Spray on towel dried hair and comb through for conditioning and detangling.

Have a great, deep-conditioning hair day!

XOXO

Your beauty addict,

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!

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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

What Have You Got to Hide?

Looking for a quick fix to camouflage problems such as dark, under-eye circles, redness, scars, veins, spots and blemishes? Make concealer your best friend… It’s magic at concealing all imperfections!

Concealer hides the discoloration around the eye area and the eyes look more awake and youthful. If you do a good job with your application and choose a high quality cream formula, you will see the amazing results. Make-up artists always apply concealer, as it is the key to achieving a professional finish. Concealer is also a key component in anti-aging as it helps to hide the negative effects of the sun. Be careful not to apply too much product as this will draw attention to the problem area rather than hiding them.

Concealer is a ‘secret weapon’ in cosmetics and you do not want to skimp on this must have product which is why I recommend AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer To Go. This miracle concealer is a full coverage, lightweight, non-drying, creamy, long-lasting formula that blends well for a perfect finish, leaving you with a flawless complexion. And a little bit goes a long way so you only need the smallest amount which is why you only need the ‘To Go’ version.

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What it is:
A miniature-size, multipurpose concealer.

What it does:
AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer To Go is a highly pigmented, super-emollient, waterproof formula that blends seamlessly into the skin, creating a flawless complexion that looks and feels natural. Hollywood’s hottest makeup artists depend on the AmazingConcealer to create the picture-perfect complexions their celebrity clients have come to expect. The first step in the AmazingCosmetics “complexion perfection” process, the AmazingConcealer erases dark circles, blemishes, broken capillaries, sun damage, and redness with only tiny amounts of the product.

What else you need to know:
AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer To Go is paraben-free.

Suggested usage:
Less is more with the AmazingConcealer. Only tiny pin-dots are needed to erase dark circles, broken capillaries, blemishes, sun damage, redness, and more. The triangle application method is suggested to erase under-eye circles.

Where to buy:
Sephora

Ulta

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Price: $28

Concealer is a secret weapon in cosmetics at concealing all imperfections!

XOXO

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

An Eyebrow Pencil Is Necessary

Hello Gorgeous!

In case you didn’t know, eyebrows are the hottest new feature to focus on. And for good reason… Eyebrows are one of the most important features on our face. Properly shaped brows can give the illusion of a facelift because the correct brow shape can really lift the eye and slim the face. And well-groomed brows make you look polished and bring focus to your eyes, while badly groomed brows can make your overall look messy. And there is nothing pretty about barely there, thin, and overly-tweezed brows.

So what’s a girl to do? It’s simple, use an eyebrow pencil and turn your sparse, skimpy brows into perfectly natural, polished beauties!

An eyebrow pencil is absolutely necessary to pull off beautiful, perfectly-defined eyebrows. Once the brows are properly shaped, using a pencil to fill them in is the key to gorgeous, natural looking brows (if you don’t have it, fake it!).

One of my favorite affordable eyebrow pencils is Sephora’s Retractable Brow Pencil – Waterproof (I use the color Midnight Brown which matches my brows perfectly). This brow pencil is the absolute answer for less-than-wonderful natural brows. It stays put all day and it looks very natural.

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What it is:
A collection of a long-wear brow pencils with a wingtip comb.

What it does:
These retractable pencils create fuller looking, perfectly-defined eyebrows. To dispense color, twist the pencil and the always-sharp tip comes up. Easy-to-hold, it gives you perfect control to create precise hair-like strokes. Use the comb tip to brush brows and blend. Available in four natural-looking colors, each long-wearing formula stays put without smudging.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is made without mineral oil, preservatives, or animal-derived ingredients.

Suggested Usage:
-Give eyebrows shape with the bristle brush.
-Apply the brow pencil.
-For fine eyebrows: trace a dotted line inside the brow and then brush for even results.
-For natural eyebrows: dot small oblique lines where eyebrow is missing and then brush.
-With excessively short eyebrows, lengthen the brow lines making sure to keep them symmetrical.

Price: $12 (a total beauty steal)

Pros:

– Self-sharpening

– Long lasting

– Affordable

– Natural-looking

– Creates perfectly-defined eyebrows

– Easy to use

Cons:

– The wingtip comb (it doesn’t really do anything and I prefer a spoolie brow brush)

I love this brow pencil because it goes on super smoothly, it’s self-sharpening, very affordable, and super long-lasting! The pencil always gives a very thin, natural-looking line with no drawn-on looking brows and it is so easy to use.

An eyebrow pencil is a must have beauty product for all women and should be added to your daily makeup routine. You will be amazed at the gorgeous results a brow pencil will give.

XOXO

Trisha