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Tria at Home Laser Hair Remover Part 3

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Today was my second round of the Tria at Home Laser Hair Removal on my underarms. I did it on level 5 again and it hurt just a much as the first time 2 weeks ago but I really think it is working. I wasn’t supposed to be able to see a difference yet but my hair didn’t grow back nearly as much as it usually does. Only time will tell. Like I said in my Part 2 post, if you are going to commit to the discomfort of the process you might as well be in control and do it yourself. This device is well made and easy to use. I will continue to update this post over the next few months and let you know how it’s going so check back!

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Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

Halloween is only a few more days away, which means for those who haven’t come up with a costume yet…now is the time! Effortlessly pull off Halloween with no real costumes required using these tried and true Halloween makeup looks by Beauty Collection Specialist Ruby Bonilla. No complicated makeup tricks here, just treats!

Quick How-Tos from Southern California’s Beauty Collection

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Friday Faves Beauty Edition

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Happy Friday! Yes, I am actually turning into a leopard with the new Hydrate FlashMasque from Patchology. I of course love that this masque is leopard print but it works in just 5 min and doesn’t leave a bunch of extra serum on your face, which is perfect for daytime use before a special occasion. I was instantly plumped, softened and hydrated! Checkout some of my other recent beauty discoveries and have an awesome weekend!

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Honest Beauty Everything Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 I have been a long time fan of Jessica Alba’s line of natural home products and was thrilled when she recently came out with beauty products. I tried the tinted moisturizer and love it. It is a little bit thick coming out of the tube but it goes on light and smooth and I can wear it by alone or under my powder. It comes in 7 shades.

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Crest 3D White Brilliance
This 2 part system has actually worked. It takes a minute to do the extra step but it is well worth it. You brush with step 1 first to deep clean and then brush with step 2 for 1 minute. It doesn’t make your teeth glow white but for me I feel it gave them a brightening boost and its being maintained with continual use.

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Rilastil Long Lash Mascara
has been my favorite lately. It lengthens, separates and doesn’t clump or flake. Perfect! It contains strengthening ingredients like red algae which actually makes my lashes feel conditioned.

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Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask This mask is totally different. It is in 2 pieces, is really wet, and you leave it on for 20 minutes. I absolutely loved the results. My face felt firmer, brighter and softer. When you remove it you don’t rinse. You massage the remaining gel into your face then moisturize which I don’t think I even felt the need to do. Then I went to bed. It is the perfect little treat for yourself one night during the week!

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True Lipz This is the most hydrating lip gloss I have ever experienced. It contains Lanolin and Dragon’s Blood which is actually tree sap and combined these ingredients hydrate, condition and heal. The colors are beautiful and soft but have good pigment. I do find that I apply it a lot throughout the day but today I have not put anything on my lips yet and they are still soft from wearing True Lipz all day yesterday. As an added bonus, the gloss comes with a mirror on the side of the tube. Brilliant.

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Élan Rose Wake Up Beautiful
Wow…ok, this really is a miracle product. It is rare that I find something that I can instantly see results with but this did it. I applied this serum to my clean, dry face before bed with nothing else and I woke up and saw a visible difference. My face looked smooth, bright and hydrated. I even felt like it had cleared up some little rough spots I had on my jawline. I am definitely a huge fan and I love that it is made is Southern California.

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Élan Rose Hello Sunshine Day Cream with SPF30
This line only has 2 products so you know they must be good! I am always looking for a great day cream with SPF that my makeup goes on nice and natural over and this works. It has really great, quality ingredients that are good for your skin like B3 and Melatonin and is paraben and fragrance free. Perfection.

What awesome new products have you discovered lately?

 

Tria at Home Laser Hair Remover Part 2

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After several glasses of wine I finally got up the nerve to try my Tria Laser Hair Removal 4X. After charging it I had to do a quick online activation and then it was good to go. I decided to start with my underarms. They seemed like a nice small area to test out that I can easily monitor the results. It recommends doing a test patch the day before but I didn’t. I jumped right in thinking that if something went wrong I would just refrain from waving at people while wearing a sleeveless shirt and steer clear of roller coaster rides until it cleared up.

Now, the big question everyone wants to know is “does it hurt?”. The answer is yes but it is tolerable. (I definitely did not have the same expression on my face as the woman pictured above) There are 5 levels of pain. They recommend starting at level 1 and working your way up but I just went for level 5 right away. I figured that I have tattoos and I can take it. I want it to really work you know? Level 5 was very warm and felt like you were being pricked with a needle every time it beeped. They recommended 100 beeps per underarm. I made it through but did question my sanity at moments during my self inflicted torture. However, I decided that if I really wanted laser hair removal that badly I would prefer to be the one in control.

Apparently you won’t see results after just 1 treatment. It is recommended that you do it every 2 weeks for 3 months. I am going to stick with it with the hopes of never having to shave again! I will keep you posted!

 

Tria at Home Laser Hair Remover Review Part 1

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I am totally over waxing and decided to try the Tria at home laser hair removal system! You know I love being a “guinea pig” and testing out new products so stay tuned to see if this really works. It comes with very thorough instructions and looks easy enough to use. I am going to start with my underarms because its a small enough area and I will really be able to see how its working. I will keep you posted!

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The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is $450 which is a great price if it works and I can do my underarms, bikini line, and legs!

 

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