Fall beauty and fashion 2019

Fall fashion and beauty obsessions

Do you love the seasonal shift from summer to fall? I’ve finally tucked away my coral and pink frocks and have resurfaced my fall favorites: oversized sweaters and sherpa-lined boots are among my seasonal staples. As much as I love my closet’s classics, I have a major itch to go shopping for new styles and hues. I’ve perused the interwebs for fall fashion and beauty products that I am completely obsessed with. I think you will be, too!

From affordable handbags to a shimmering body lotion by Rihanna, read on to see what’s hot!

Designer-Inspired Handbags

Target Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody Bag - A New Day in BurgundyLooking at this bag, it is hard to believe it is not from an expensive designer collection. Can you believe that this is from Target? Behold your favorite faux leather bag of the season, the Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody Bag – A New Day in Burgundy.

This gorgeous burgundy shade is the perfect color for fall and winter and is just the right size to use every day. For just $30, this bag will garner many compliments. I feel like this bag will sell out soon, do you get that feeling, too?

Aldo Legoiri Tote Bag with Faux Snake Skin

Snakeskin designs are really big this season, but it is too easy to go “cheesy” if you wear too much of it. If you love the print, but don’t want to go too bold, opt for a tote like this Legoiri Tote Bag with Faux Snake Skin from Aldo. The neutral browns in the bag won’t clash with your attire, and with the gold hardware accents, it adds a touch of class. This bag also won’t break the bank coming in at just $55.

Sweaters & Turtlenecks

H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater in Beige Melange

There’s nothing better than the perfect cozy sweater. Sweater weather is in full force across the map, and I’m sure this H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater in Beige Melange is flying off the shelves. This v-neck sweater will look perfect with a simple pair of jeans and boots. If this soft beige color isn’t your forte, you will be glad to know the same sweater is also available in green, pink and dark beige. Get yours at H&M for $69.99.

H&M Modal Turtleneck TopVery recently, I had a conversation with my 83-year-old uncle about the awesomeness of turtlenecks. As far as we knew, they remained out of fashion–until now. This sleek and updated version of the turtleneck is a refreshing sight to see! You also won’t believe the price: $9.99! The H&M Modal Turtleneck Top is so reasonable in price, you can be sure these will disappear soon. Just to note, the floral print is on top of a dark green background. So beautiful and interesting to look at!

Fashionably Warm Jackets

Anthropologie Oversized Wrap Puffer Jacket in Blue Fog

I love an oversized puffer jacket for those windy days and nights, but I also want to stay fashionable and non-bulky when wearing one. This Anthropologie online exclusive Oversized Wrap Puffer Jacket in Blue Fog from Avec Les Filles is so body flattering and at the same time offers shelter from the elements. I absolutely adore this powdery shade of blue, but it is also available in a bright “melt away the snow” shade of mango for $159.

Free People Snakeskin Fenix Vegan Jacket

As much as I was surprised to see turtlenecks make a comeback, I was equally as surprised to see snakeskin print return in a classy new way. Bringing “vintage” snakeskin print to this moto-style jacket is just brilliant! This Free People Snakeskin Fenix Vegan Jacket is just the thing to throw on when you are going out of the door in an LBD and heels or a t-shirt and jeans. It definitely serves the cool factor! This vegan baddie will set you back $198, but I feel that the print is subtle enough to carry you through more than one season.

The Perfect Jeans for Cold Weather

711 Skinny Warm Women's Jeans Dark Wash

I didn’t know that I needed another pair of jeans until I saw these from Levi’s. There is something a bit special about this particular pair of 711 Skinnys–they hold innovative technology to help keep your body heat in! How’s that for the perfect colder weather pair of jeans? I can’t wait to try these out with an oversized sweater or , hey, tuck in a turtleneck!

Lipstick for the Season

Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in Bold Honey

Yes, there is a lipstick that looks good on just about anyone! I always opt for warmer and a bit darker shades when transitioning my summer makeup into fall. Since my lips tend to get dry in the colder months, I usually go for a lip color that adds a bit of moisture but provides rich color at the same time.

If you’ve tried lipstick by Bobbi Brown, you will know it feels luscious! I instantly fell in love with this glossy lip look using the Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in Bold Honey. The slimline case is easy to slip into a clutch for nighttime or into your office bag for touchups.

A major lipstick staple in my fall collection is a fully pigmented liquid lipstick in a dark cherry or burgundy. I’ve recently become introduced to indie makeup brand Deck of Scarlet, and I am very impressed with their offerings. The brand offers monthly subscription-based makeup boxes, but you can buy their Deck of Scarlet Matte Velvet Lip Color in Sin separately for $23 each. This longwear formula will last you through wine tasting with the girls to a long day at the office.

No Prescription Needed to Combat Dry Skin

I can’t always find the time to see a facialist or fully pamper myself. In the colder months, my face looks and feels very dry, and this tends to age me quite a bit. If I don’t maintain my face, it definitely shows! A quick solution for those that want a spa-quality luxury mask that they only need to use once per week, then you’ve found the Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Mask Kit.

What I love about these serum-infused masks is that they immediately plump my skin and leave my face soft and full of hydration. The kit includes a serum roller, made with the same stuff they put in the masks, that you can use to touch up with before your next mask. Brilliant! Another added bonus is that the masks are cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free! Not full of any junk fillers. An entire month’s worth of mask treatments is $105, less than the price my facialst charges for one session.

In the Mood for Red

L’Oreal Paris Feria Power Red Hair Dye in R68

Changing my hair color to match my mood is something I practice often. I also love the richness of red hair in the fall sun, my favorite hair color to wear for the season. I don’t often find stunning red hair dye in my grocery store, but you can count on L’Oreal Paris Feria Power Red Hair Dye in R68 to deliver. This auburn brown shade isn’t too “Pennywise the Clown” red, but it is sure bright enough to turn heads. If you are daring to go red this season, give L’Oreal Feria’s Power Reds a try for $9.99.

Over the Moon for your NailsCiate London Geology Collection - Moondust

I am really picky about nail polish. I have to be very impressed with the quality and color in order to buy polish in a bottle. Since I already go in twice a month to a salon for gel color, it’s rare for me to find a shade so unique that it pulls me away from my precious gel polish. Ciate is THE brand that usually beckons my call for uniqueness and really cool shades. The latest collection to catch my eye is the Geology Collection, that features this amazing metallic shade called Moondust. This shade takes on a purple base with gold reflects–very multidimensional!

You can get your own intergalactic nail color from Ciate for $14.

The Only Eyeshadow Palette You’ll Need ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Boldly go where no eyeshadow has gone before! This very affordable Bye Bye Birdie 12-pan eyeshadow palette from ColourPop has everything you need to create beautiful bold looks, or subtle shimmery looks, depending on the occasion. I was most excited about the variety of textures you receive: matte, metallic, pressed glitter and their amazing and creamy Super Shock formula. You won’t need to use AfterPay for this gem as it is only $14.40.

Go for the Gold ShimmerFenty Gold Body Shimmer

I’ve been on a weight loss journey these past few months and all I can think about is being able to feel comfortable in form-fitting dresses on my birthday and on New Year’s Eve. One of my favorite secrets is to use a shimmering body gel or spray on the legs, arms, and across my chest to create an illusion of a slimmer body (that and a spray tan!). When I saw that Rihanna created the FENTY Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer, I was delighted!

The product was created in the shade Trophy Wife, the same gold as Rihanna’s famous highlighter compact. Designed for all skin tones, this luminizer is going to be a bigger hit than the Thanksgiving turkey!

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Boost your collagen

How to boost your collagen for youthful skin

If you are a frequent skincare consumer (or read beauty articles), you’ve without a doubt read that collagen is essential for maintaining a youthful appearance. You know it’s vital to your skin, and you especially know it is something you need in your anti-aging routine. But what is collagen, and how can you really boost it? Does consuming it make you look younger, or is it a buzzword used in beauty marketing? Let’s take a closer look at collagen and what modern tools are needed to keep it flowing.

Different types of collagen

To simplify collagen’s definition, it is a protein that creates structure all over your body, including the structure of your face, fingernails, and bones. It acts as a cement that glues together cells to create supportive strands. Although there are 28 types of collagen in our body, there are only five significant types of collagen that are the most crucial.

According to renewalliance.com, Type I Collagen is the most abundant in our body (over 90%) and stronger than steel by weight. It is found in our skin, hair, nails, muscle, joints, and organs.

Type II Collagen makes up movable joints.

Type III (the so-called ‘baby collagen’) is the second most abundant collagen in human tissue.

Type IV forms basal lamina, the epithelium-secreted layer of the basement membrane.

Type V is present in cell surfaces, hair and placenta.

Did you know that collagen was this important to your body as a whole? It is the key protein that creates beautiful and healthy-looking skin.

What happens to collagen as we age?Mature woman's skin

The bad news about collagen is that we lose it. When we turn about 25 years of age, our collagen production starts to put on the brakes a bit, then slows down dramatically after age 30. We lose about 1-2% of collagen each year after 30! You will inevitably compromise your collagen levels if you smoke cigarettes or get too much sun or pollution exposure.

When you start to see lines and wrinkles form on the face, your Type 1 and Type 5 collagen is starting to slow down in production. Usually, it is around this time when consumers begin to panic and buy every anti-aging cream on the market in hopes to reverse the damage. While the world isn’t going to end when you get crow’s feet, it may cause you to start to explore anti-aging options that are out on the market.

What can you do to boost collagen?

There are plenty of products on the market that claim to be the fountain of youth, but are you willing to go through expensive and exhaustive trials to find out? Here are two suggestions that combine natural collagen boosters along with some help from laser technology to help create firmer and more supple skin.

Zint Collagen

Supplements

One way many consumers get their daily dose of collagen is to consume it through supplements. This subject is controversial because there have not been many scientific studies done on the effects of consumed collagen yet. Studies that were conducted were performed on very small groups, although the results reported have so far been impressive.

A study done in 2014 of 69 women ages 35 to 55 found that those who consumed 2.5 or 5 grams of collagen every day for two months showed improved elasticity of the skin compared with the group that did not take the collagen.

According to WebMD.com, U.S. consumers were expected to spend $122 million on collagen products in 2018–30% up from 2017. As you can see from this example, collagen supplements and products are a seriously growing trend–but according to doctors, the quality of the supplement is important.

According to WebMD.com, you should choose a collagen supplement from a company that chooses their bones and tissues from cage-free, free-range, and antibiotic-free sources. They also suggest that you shop around for a trusted brand with a third-party label, like NSF or USP. WebMD also suggests that you stay clear of collagen supplements that contain probiotics, fiber, or other types of additives which could interact with the collagen and make it less effective.

OrganicAuthority.com has a nice top 10 collagen supplements list, where their choices were determined using sources like the FDA and the non-GMO Project.

Laser technologyTria SmoothBeauty Age-Defying Laser

Today’s skin rejuvenating lasers, like Tria’s SmoothBeauty Laser for the face and the SmoothBeauty Eye Wrinkle Laser, are made to penetrate the surface of the skin using a non-ablative fractional laser that does not wound the skin as the stronger ablative laser does. These lasers have several benefits that include stimulating collagen production to fade wrinkles and smooth out the texture and exfoliating the surface of the skin to help brighten dark areas and give the skin a healthy glow.

How non-ablative fractional lasers work: The laser’s heat promotes collagen production, which triggers the skin to tighten up. Thousands of tiny columns are created by the fractional laser to stimulate a healing response, resulting in less visible crepey-ness and wrinkles along with a smoother texture.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), non-ablative laser treatments cost about $1,031 per session in the medical office, and it will take several sessions for most people in order to see good results. Tria’s SmoothBeauty Lasers for at-home use target beams of light deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production the same way that professional laser treatments do. In other words, you’re getting the same technology, but for a fraction of the cost of one session of laser treatment. No trips to the clinic and everything is done on your schedule!

Apply the sunscreen!

One more tip that will help you save your precious collagen: Use SPF 30 or more. A majority of your collagen is lost through UV exposure, so make sure you find a good SPF moisturizer or sunblock that you can wear daily.

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Holiday Makeup Looks to Try at Your Next Soirée!

First things first, you need to start with the freshest, cleanest, smoothest canvas: Your skin! It’s known that the healthier your skin is, the less makeup you’ll need. But hey, it’s the holidays, which means we’re going all out for our holiday parties. 😉

Back to step 1: Your skin. Struggling with breakouts? Our Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Solution is 65% Off (yes, you read that right!) Was: $145 Now: Only $52 Uneven texture? It happens, but we’ve got the remedy: SmoothBeauty Laser Mask Starter Kit. Pesky, unwanted hairs on your upper lip? Be gone with our Hair Removal Laser Precision (15% Off!). No one likes peach fuzz.

Now onto the glitz and glam…

1. GLITTER Tis the season! Now, what’s more holiday than GLITTER? It’s the perfect time to experiment with sparkly eyeshadow of all shades: silver, gold, rose gold, turquoise – it’s up to you.

2. STARS The dreamiest holiday hair of it all! Add tiny gold stars to your hairstyle for a night out to take it to the next level.

3. CANDY CANE NAILS Get a little crazy with your nails! Next time you book your nail appointment ask them if nail art is an option! Whether you’re thinking of just having one statement nail or going with all ten, all you have to do is bring in a picture and have your nail artist recreate it on the spot!

4. THE CAT EYE But make it sharp! Swap your smudged, smokey eye for a high contrast look with a nude base plus a sharp cat-eye only accomplished with liquid eye liner. Because this look isn’t the most forgiving with each swipe, practice before the big night out! Luckily we found a perfect tutorial for you here.

5. THE HOLIDAY FLOWER CROWN Add a little holiday headband. Just go easy on the mistletoe…. Or don’t. 😉

Maybe it’s just us or we’re feeling extra festive this holiday season! If you give any of these looks a try, tag us at @triabeauty and #TRIATRIBE! We’d love to see your looks! Also, don’t forget that if you’d like your order to arrive before Christmas select 2nd Day Air Shipping at checkout. Shop our Up to 65% Off Holiday Sale here!

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Updating Your Skincare for Fall

One thing that drives us crazy about skincare is that it’s always focusing on “what’s your skin type?” To which you respond: Oily, A Little Oily (but, just in the T-Zone!), Combination (Whatever that means? Normal?), Dry, Extra Dry. But that’s not the only thing that should play a role in your skincare purchases. You need to take into account your climate, the weather, and most importantly the changing of seasons

Think about it.

Everyone rotates their clothing with the changing of seasons. Think of your medicine cabinet as your closet – and every closet needs a season “refresh”! Even the slights adjustments to your skincare routines will make a difference in how your skin looks and feels.

With Autumn fast approaching (hello, PSL!), dry, cooler air is just around the corner. This, in addition to the drop in humidity levels, causes skin to lose moisture, resulting in skin irritation, chapped lips, and dry, flaky skin.

So what do we do?

Change up your Moisturizer.

Moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE. Moisturizing is not only important during any season, it’s that much more important during Autumn. During the Summer months, we, of course, recommend a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. Unfortunately that’s just not going to cut it in the Fall. Slather on (face AND neck) a heavier, thicker moisturizing cream. Better yet, choose one with ceramides that form a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture.

Apply Sunscreen.

Just because you can’t FEEL the heat from the sun doesn’t negate the fact that the sun is still shining. If you live in a colder climate where you see snow, the sun is even harsher, reflecting off the snow. Dermatologists recommend wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, blocking 97% of the sun’s harmful UVB rays.

Lay off the Exfoliation.

But not entirely. Gently exfoliating once a week during the colder months helps remove any dry, flaky skin. Over exfoliating can often result in stripping the skin of any moisture and essential oils, leading to breakouts in the dry, colder months. So again, opt for something on the gentler side. And hey, don’t forget to exfoliate those lips too!

Use a Hydrating Serum.

That is, if you don’t already! Apply a Hydrating Serum every night as a part of your nightly routine. Select a hydrating serum that lists Hyaluronic Acid as one of it’s main ingredients. In fact, our Deep Hydrating & Brightening Serum is packed with nourishing Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Aloe Vera to soothe and enhance your skin’s moisture balance. It’s as if it was made for the colder months. 😉 Our Deep Hydrating & Brightening Serum is also available in mask-form to deliver 1 full ounce of serum into the skin within 30 minutes(!). One question we often get asked is when to apply serum in your skincare product line-up. We recommend applying serum after cleansing your skin and before layering on your moisturizer. We even recommend going to bed feeling a little “greasy” and “over-hydrated” as your skin loses moisture FAST while you sleep.

Most importantly, pay extra attention to how your skin reacts to the change in weather and adjust your skin care routine to what YOUR skin NEEDS. Your skin is just as unique as YOU are.

Don’t forget, our Up to 25% Off Summer Sale Event is live through 8/28 11:59pm PST!

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Smooth Skin Is Always In

5 Ways to Prepare Your Skin + Body for Summer

Ladies and gents, the warm, sunny, summer season is right around the corner! It will be here before we know it…which means we need to start summer skin prep, like yesterday. Avoid the panic that sets in around early May when you realize your dry winter skin has been left to fend for itself. Take a deep breath! We’re here to help.

 

This summer, show off your glowing skin you wish you always had. But how?! We want you to walk, stand, dance, and live with confidence in your skin. Let’s do this.

 

ONE: Exfoliate

Anyone who knows anything about skin care knows that exfoliating is the holy grail for fine, smooth, happy skin. Exfoliating should be done all year round, but should especially be a part of your routine in the summer. The humidity + sweating + the heat provide the perfect ground for clogged pores, ingrown hairs, uneven tones and just overall blah-ness. Exfoliating helps with all of these by working off the layer of dry skin that builds up over the winter.  For the body, aim to find a scrub with coarse particles that will assist is sloughing off the skin. For the face, aim for a cleansing brush or a gentle micro-bead exfoliant! Either way, you’ll be feeling fresh and smooth!!

 

TWO: Reconsider How You’re Removing Body Hair

We STRONGLY believe in hair removal, especially because we know how annoying, tedious, and *extra* continuous shaving, waxing and plucking can be. If you are reading this then I want you to think, “Hmmm, if I shave my legs, armpits and bikini line twice per week in the summer months how many times is that”. We don’t have to be mathematicians to understand that we spend so much of our precious time shaving. Unless you want to walk out the door looking like Edward Scissorhands hands shaved your legs, then you understand that you must take.your.time. Which is great in theory but it’s 2018 and we barely have time to eat breakfast let alone shave our legs!

 

Lucky for all, there is a beautiful and effective hair removal device, designed to:

 

  1. Save you time
  2. Protect your skin
  3. Leave your permanently hair-free.

 

Yes, you read that correctly. Permanently hair-free. The Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X is the absolute best way to remove your unwanted body hair. It’s the ONLY way we remove our hair.

 

THREE: Always Have Safe, Effective Sunscreen

How many times have you arrived at the beach and realized you forgot your sunscreen? What happens next? You either A: Say, “Oh I should be fine without it” or B: “Can I borrow yours?” We want to avoid both of those scenarios! Firstly, you ALWAYS need sunscreen and secondly, if you’re borrowing someone’s, you can’t totally be sure what is in it. We recommend any of these for your face and these for your body to make sure you’re putting the best of the best on your bod.

 

FOUR: Clear Up Body Acne

We want you to have clear skin all over. After being covered up in these winter months, it’s time to shed the layers. This can be scary for some people who struggle with body acne. We’ve all be there!! For anything on your face, the Tria Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Solution is the way to go. You can even use it on areas like your shoulders that are easier to reach too! It combines blue light that feels gentle on your skin but works on your acne. For your body, look for body washes that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Avoid the washes that smell delicious — unfortunately the added fragrances can flare up body acne.

 

FIVE: Dont Forget About Your Precious Feet!!

Last but not least your feet! You always want to put your best foot forward 🙂 Your feet have also been covered all winter so now is the time to treat them right! If you’ve been rocking a half-decent winter pedicure, remove all the polish and let your toenails *breathe*. You’re more likely to have them covered in polish all summer long so take these next few weeks to let them go au naturale. Instead focus on your cuticles, your heels and the other delicate skin on your feet. Exfoliating your feet in the shower is a quick, easy way to remove the dead skin while your skin is moist.

 

Happy Skin, Happy Summer!

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