My New Beauty Room

Hello Gorgeous!

It has been ages since I last blogged and I really started to miss writing to you.

I have had so many amazing things happen in 2014 and exciting things happening now in 2015! One of those things being my husband and I bought our first house and we’re beyond excited. New homeowners… Woo-hoo!

The first room in our new home that I started putting together was my new beauty room and I want to share a few pictures with you.

My beauty room isn’t fully done yet, but it is close and I just love getting ready each morning in this room.

My absolute favorite piece of furniture that I recommend to ‘every-beauty’ is my professional vanity mirror from Vanity Girl Hollywood. My husband bought this white vanity mirror for me two Christmas’ ago and it is my absolute favorite gift anyone has ever bought for me and I use it every day! Vanity Girl Hollywood makes the most beautiful and functional vanity mirrors that are used backstage at runway shows and high-fashion photo shoots. A lot of celebrities and YouTube beauty bloggers use them daily, as well. I HIGHLY recommend their vanity mirrors if you want to bring a little piece of Hollywood Glamour into your life!

Here is a sneak peek into my new beauty room…

This is my Vanity Girl Hollywood mirror on my vanity desk (Vanity desk I bought from Target years ago):

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This picture shows a further away view — I now have vinyl wall decor above my vanity mirror that reads ‘Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful’:

Beauty Room 2

To the right of my vanity is my chest of drawers full of beauty products (this can be purchased at IKEA in all different sizes):

Beauty Room 3

This picture shows the other side of my beauty room with my dresser and mirror — I will be adding a crystal chandelier, replacing the ceiling fan soon:

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The last picture shows another angle — I will be adding sheer white curtains and a white leather futon by the window:

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And for some reason, my vanity chair was not in my beauty room the time I took these pictures. 😦 My vanity chair is also special because it was my mother-in-laws before being passed down to me and my husband updated the fabric, giving it my own personal touch (he is so handy). I will add another picture soon when my beauty room is completely finished and I will make sure my vanity chair is in that picture for you to see.

I hope you enjoyed taking a sneak peek into my new beauty room. I am sure you noticed by now that I love white! 🙂

Your beauty blogger,

Trisha

XOXO

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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.

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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

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

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 Perfectorâ„¢ 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!
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– 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).

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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!

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)

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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