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:

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  • 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).

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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!

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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

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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

Target Beauty List

Hello Gorgeous!

If you live in the United States, you generally love Target. It is a very convenient store with lots of great products. In this beauty blog post, I am going to list my favorite beauty products from Target. So get your Target shopping list ready and add a few great inexpensive beauty products to your list and spoil yourself a little… After all, it is almost Valentine’s Day and you deserve it!

If you have read any of my other beauty blog posts, you know I LOVE travel-sized beauty products and Target has a great selection of travel-sized products to choose from which can all be found in their travel section. You will notice a few travel-sized items on my list below.

Get your pen and Target shopping list ready and add a few beauty products you want to try…

Target Beauty Must Have List:

Ponds travel-sized face cream. They have different ones to choose from, but each one is great! I really like Ponds Clarant B3 and Ponds Rejuveness. (price range $1.50)

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Travel-Sized Johnson’s Baby Oil. This is great to gently remove your eye makeup. (price range $1.50)

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Conair Folding LED Mirror in white or black. Every girl needs one of these mirrors. This one is very portable and perfect for doing your makeup! (price range $20)

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Travel-Sized Vaseline. Great for your lips at night or any really dry areas you want to add extra moisture to before bed. (price range $1.50)

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Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm. This stuff is amazing on your lips…must have! (price range $3)

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Clean & Clear Instant Oil-Absorbing Sheets. Perfect to keep your oily zones clear! (price range $4.50)

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Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser. (price range $8.50)

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Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub. (price range $6.50)

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Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask. (price range $9.50)

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Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Oil Free – 25 Count. Perfect for removing makeup before bed. (price range $4.99)

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color. This is the best for fast drying polish! (price range $4.50)

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Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin. This is the best liquid foundation! (price range $9.99)

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Infiniti Pro by Conair™ 1875 Watt Salon Performance Styling Tool (hair dryer). Did you know your hair dryer can be damaging your hair more than it should? This is the best hair dryer I have ever had and I have tried a lot and some that were very expensive. This is the absolute best and it dries your hair in minutes, leaving it silky soft! Plus, it is super affordable. (price range $29.99)

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These are all great products and they can all be found at your local Target store. I hope you like them too!

XOXO

Trisha

The Best Inexpensive At-Home Facial Mask

If you feel overwhelmed by the massive amounts of products offered at beauty counters and stores, you’re not alone. I thought I’d make your selection process easier by sharing one of my favorite skin care products because you might just like it too.

Boots Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask is one of my favorite masks, I absolutely love this product. My skin feels great when I wash it off and really helps minimize my pores. While it is on my face, I can actually see the product settling into my pores, working its magic where the excess oil is pulled out as you see these dark marks around your pores when the mask is completely dry. Right away my skin is noticeably softer and hydrated after using this mask. This mask definitely purifies skin and for only around $9 a tube, I highly recommend it.

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What you need to know:

According to Boots, this mineral rich oceanic clay mask contains a negative electrical charge which acts like a magnet helping to draw deep-rooted impurities out of the skin without drying. It’s hydrating and oil absorbing properties leave skin soft, smooth and wonderfully cleansed.

Provide deep hydration for your skin with this conditioning clay mask. Designed for use on normal and combination skin, the unscented formula prevents irritation to keep you comfortable as the mask purifies and clarifies your skin.

How to use:

Shake well before use. Apply to cleansed skin and leave to dry for 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Apply your moisturizer after.

Where you can buy it:

At Target in the USA or Boots (if you live in the UK).

Pamper your skin with this amazing mask, just in time for Valentine’s Day and look your best!

XOXO

Trisha