Best legs of your life

How to get the smoothest legs of your life

With summer on the horizon, we’re sure you’ve thought about how you will be shifting your seasonal wardrobe to accommodate for warmer weather. Of course, this means showing more skin! Showing more skin also means, for some of us, shaving daily–and that can be quite tedious especially if you are on vacation. What if you didn’t have to worry about touching another razor again? Wouldn’t that be liberating? Having the freedom to bare our legs without the worry of razor burn or ingrown hairs sounds like paradise! We’re going to show you a couple of products that will make this summer’s legs the best of your life!

EXFOLIATE YOUR LEGS

Cactus Brush from The Body Shop
We wish we would have learned of this product earlier! The Body Shop’s Cactus Long Handle Body Brush ($15) can be used to dry brush the body or use wet with your favorite shower gel. Using this brush is invigorating and exfoliating, and it also unclogs pores! If the brush seems too harsh, The Body Shop also offers many other exfoliating options: The Body Polisher nylon towel ($5) and the 100% Hemp Body Mitt ($10) is just a few more options.

If you are not into exfoliating accessories, or you have sensitive skin, you might love a fruit enzyme peel. The Bliss Jelly Glow Peel ($12) is a non-abrasive exfoliator that uses plant-based fibers to roll off dead skin. You can see the unwanted skin gently roll off your legs–without scrubbing or using any force. It’s perfect on the face, too!

PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

Tria 4X Hair Removal Laser
Next, let’s worry about getting rid of your cactus legs–for good! Laser hair removal can cost several thousands of dollars if you opt to have it done at a laser clinic. If you’re a celebrity, disposable income might not be an issue for you, but if you are like the rest of us, we yearn for some affordable options. Thankfully, Tria Beauty’s Hair Removal Laser 4X ($449) is just the thing to evict those unwanted hairs from the legs and body. At a fraction of the cost that a clinic charges for hair removal, the 4X is the first and only FDA-approved device for use at home, and is backed by a 60-day money back guarantee.

In a recent article from Marie Claire, Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group, gives us a valuable preparation tip before using the Tria 4X: “As with all laser hair removal devices, I recommend working with clean, freshly shaven skin. Make sure that you aren’t able to see hair above skin level,” Dr. Nazarian says. Yes! It is completely important to start off will clean, freshly shaven legs before performing your laser treatments. Also, make sure the treatment window is free of any debris that would block the laser light. You can clean the window with an alcohol-based wipe to ensure it’s ready for use.

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BEST SELF TANNERS FOR THE LEGS

Best Self Tanners of 2019
Showing off your legs like the beach babe that you are is beautiful–but some of us need a little assistance with our summer glow. A self-tanner can give the legs a nice bronze slimming effect without harmful UV rays and sun damage. You do need to try a spot test to make sure that the color you choose is right for your skin tone, and that you don’t end up an unsightly shade of orange.

The St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Mousse ($42 for 8 oz.) paired with an applicator mitt is your best bet for a long-lasting tan that doesn’t have that weird self-tanner smell. The tinted mousse is definitely not streaky, so you can confidently apply a few moments before heading out.

For tanning on-the-go, Dr. Dennis Gross delivers self-tanning power to the palm of your hand with the Alpha Beta Glow Peel Self-Tanner for the Body ($45). This tan towel firms and exfoliates the skin as you wear it–a total added bonus to the amazing tan you will get!

If you don’t want to go the gradual self-tanner route, there are several “one night only” spray-on bronzers that will give your legs a moment to glow. To give some instant glam to your gams, the HAMPTON SUN Airbrush Bronzing Mist ($42) is a fine mist spray that you wash easily wash off with soap and water.

MOISTURIZER YOUR LEGS WILL LOVE

Bronzed Legs
It’s important to keep your skin and legs hydrated, especially if you want them looking and feeling their best. Applying these lotions to your legs will not only keep your self-tanner going strong, but will combat dry and flaky skin as well. A great overall body lotion is Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer ($11 for 17 oz.) with a delicious banana scent to boot! It nourishes dry, scaly legs with shea butter and ginseng, along with crucial antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E.

To benefit from wonderful ingredients like Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil and anti-aging Coconut Oil, and a bit of shimmer, you need the Sol De Janeiro Glowmotions ($35) illuminating skin oil. The shimmer oil will give your legs a slimming effect if concentrated on the middle bone area with an added bonus of luxurious moisture.

To moisturize without a slick feeling on your body, the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer ($7) is an awesome drugstore find that is formulated for use right after you step out of the shower. This product ranks high on Amazon.com and has received multiple Allure Best of Beauty Awards. There are five different formulas to choose from, depending on what type of skin issue you need to address.

Hopefully, you’ve learned a lot from this guide all about beautifying your legs for the summer! Stay tuned this season for more summer beauty tips!

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TSA travel rules for beauty products

TSA-Friendly Beauty Essentials For Summer Travel

Planning what beauty products to take on a big summer trip can be as much of a nightmare as trying on bathing suits in a florescent-lighted dressing room. TSA’s rules state that you can only bring liquid or gel-like items in your carry on bag if they are 3.4 ounces or less and placed in a quart-sized plastic bag. These rules can be hard to remember and a pain to plan for during the chaos of packing.

Just relax! You’re in luck! We are here to help you pack for your trip with some suggestions on beauty items that are must-haves for your summer getaway.

Traveling on a plane with liquids & gels

Your hairspray, foundation, and shampoos all fall into the ‘liquids and gels’ category. All of these items need to be under 3.4 ounces and placed carefully inside of a quart-size zipped plastic bags, such as Ziploc bags or a clear TSA-approved toiletry bags. For instance, if your spray tan bottle is larger than 3.4 ounces, all you need to do is place that inside of your checked luggage.

If you don’t need your entire bottle of shampoo for a trip, you can purchase travel-sized bottles and pour the liquid into them to carry on the plane or to store in your luggage.

Traveler Tip: I purchased all of my toiletries ahead of time and had them shipped to my hotel. I called to make sure they would secure the items for me, and they did! Each hotel can vary, so always call to make sure they’ll take care of your items.

Recommended Liquid & Gel Travel Items:
R+CO Time Travel Set Shampoo and Conditioner
R+CO Time Travel Set $39

This complete collection for the hair includes:

Television Perfect Hair Shampoo Travel Size
Television Perfect Hair Conditioner Travel Size
Death Valley Dry Shampoo Travel Size
High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème Travel Size

 

Can I bring makeup on the plane?

Can I bring makeup on a plane?
I think we’ve all been that girl who does their face on public transportation before they reach their destination. There are a few rules for bringing makeup on a plane. Mascara, foundation, liquid highlighters and lip gloss items will go into that lovely quart-sized plastic bag we talked about earlier. Fortunately, your lipsticks, lip balms, lip liners, eyeliners (think solid and waxy products) and compact powders can be carried on the plane with no issues. Yup, makeup brushes are all fine to bring aboard!

Listen up! There is a little caveat with bringing large powder products on the plane. The new TSA powder rule states that any powder-like substances over 12 ounces could be subject to further screening. If you are planning to carry THAT much setting powder on the plane, you need to be prepared! Twelve ounces of setting powder would equal to twelve Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powders. I know I get oily during a flight, but I’m pretty sure you would only need just one jar.

Recommended Travel Makeup Items:

Tarte Never Not Busy Travel Makeup Set

Tarte ‘Never Not Busy’ Beauty Set $29
This travel-sized makeup kit includes:
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lipstick in Lively
Deluxe Lip Sculptor lip gloss in Lively
Double Duty Beauty blush in Moment
Sweet Tarte fragrance
Deluxe Maneater Voluptuous Mascara
Shape Tape contour concealer blister card in light, light-medium, medium, and tan

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit

Charlotte Tilbury Fresh Glowing Finish Kit $129
Glow on the go with this complexion perfection kit that includes:

Magic Away Concealer
Light Wonder Foundation
Charlotte’s Genius Magic Powder
Travel-Sized Charlotte’s Magic Cream

 

How to Avoid Dehydration on a Plane

Dehydration can worsen not only jet lag, but also take a toll on your skin. At home, your humidity levels can fall between 40 to 70 percent–on a flight, that level drops down to 20 percent. There are a couple of things you can do to combat dehydration: Stay away from caffeine and alcohol, and drink electrolytes to keep your hydration levels up. Want to look refreshed like you’ve just had a pro facial when stepping off of the plane?  Nuvesse’s serum-infused masks and rollerball are packed full of hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to plump up and brighten dry skin while coasting at 35,000 feet.

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit

Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Kit  $84

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This set includes:

Four Nuvesse weekly Deep Hydrating & Brightening Masks

Nuvesse Deep Hydrating and Firming Daily Serum Roller

 

Can I bring perfume on the plane?

You definitely need to follow the 3.4 ounces rule when bringing a bottle of Chanel No. 5 on the plane. If you are paranoid about breaking your favorite scent, think about all of the fun rollerball fragrances or solid perfume options you can find! Don’t forget—this fragrance may bring back memories (good and bad!) of your trip, so choose wisely!

Recommended Travel-Sized Fragrances:
Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance

Nest Wisteria Blue Rollerball Fragrance $27
Chanel Tendre Solid
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Solid Perfume $70

 

Is nail care okay to bring on a plane?

Can I bring a nail file on a plane?

You can definitely bring a nail file—but just to be safe, leave the metal ones at home or in your checked in luggage. Same with nail clippers—just leave those in your luggage. You may be surprised to learn that tweezers are okay to bring on the plane!

When it comes to nail polish, you have to follow the rules and put it in the quart-sized plastic bag with your other liquids—but please do not paint your nails on the plane! The vapor would fill the entire cabin and it’s not polite.

Recommended Nail Care Items:
Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set

Mini Diamond Case with Manicure Set $6
This travel manicure set includes diamond shaped case, pointed tip tweezer, nail file, slant tip tweezer, cuticle pusher, nail scissors, and a nail clipper.
OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish

OPI Tokyo Collection Mini Nail Polish $10

This on-trend nail color set from OPI includes:
All Your Dreams in Vending Machines (electric pink)
Another Ramen-tic Evening (dusty rose)
Arigato From Tokyo (pink)
Rice Rice Baby (mauve)

 

Hair Removal On-The-Go

Tria Laser Hair Removal Precision

Never miss a hair removal laser treatment while away from home with Tria’s travel-sized Hair Removal Laser Precision. The Precision laser is your perfect travel mate to permanently remove unwanted hair from your bikini line, underarms, legs, face and other areas where unsightly hair grows. It’s so easy to use, you can drink your morning coffee in your hotel while lasering!
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Mother's Day Gift Guide from Tria Beauty

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We’re heading into May at lightning speed–and Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away! Gasp! Don’t worry about what to get Mom on her special day because we did all of the work for you! Every mom wants beautiful, ageless skin, and Tria has the right tools to get her on the path to a glowing future.SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Laser Mask Starter Kit

Our best-selling SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser treats fine lines and wrinkles all over the face, resulting in more youthful, radiant, and refreshed skin. FDA-cleared to be safe and effective for the entire face on all skin tones and types.

Mom will love the luxurious Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Mask and Serum Roller in conjunction with her laser treatments. Mom only needs to use the mask once per month, and the serum roller can be used daily. The serum-infused mask and serum roller are uniquely formulated to infuse potent key nutrients like Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera deeper into the skin to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. Each facial mask applies 35mL of serum—the equivalent of a full bottle of serum—in as little as 20 minutes.

Buy during our 20% off promotion and also receive a free Eye Renewal Cream ($65 value!) Ends 5/12ShopULLA JOHNSON - THE YNEZ CHEEK PALETTE

Bobbi Brown/Ulla Johnson – The Ynez Cheek Palette

If Mom is lacking a little color and glow in her visage, this is the perfect palette to give her just the right amount of cheek flush and glow to wear on a daily basis. This nude-beige multi-tasking pot cheek and lip rouge are fast and easy to dab on with a finger for the on-the-go Mom. For a little extra highlight, the golden pink cream highlighter will look beautiful dabbed on the cheekbones and anywhere else a “glow from within” moment is desired! To top it all off, the Mini Extra Face Oil works wonders on parched skin and can be dabbed anywhere extra moisture is needed. Shop
SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser Regimen Kit

If mom’s issue is just around her eyes, or she needs to maintain her perfect peepers, this is the kit she will love! This gentle combination of the SmoothBeauty™ Eye Wrinkle Laser and our Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream will give Mom the ultimate at-home skincare experience. This kit helps to rebuild collagen and reveals younger-looking skin around the eyes in as little as two weeks.

Mom can use the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream to soothe skin while replenishing moisture and reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Ginger Extract, and Retinol, it helps to soothe and hydrate laser-treated skin while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

For best results, it is best to treat each eye area every night for 8 weeks–and it only takes a few minutes!

Buy during our 20% off promotion and also receive another free Eye Renewal Cream to keep for yourself! ($65 value!) Ends 5/12Shop

 

Williams Sonoma Mother's Day Gift Crate

Williams Sonoma Mother’s Day Gift Crate

If beauty products aren’t Mom’s thing, or her bathroom looks like a mini Sephora store, you’ll bet she’ll appreciate a little bit of artisanal treats and soothing sundries from Williams Sonoma. This beautifully curated keepsake box is filled with the following decadent products that will help Mom get that much-deserved R&R:

  • CC Made Rosemary Caramel Corn (8 oz.)
  • Girl Meets Dirt Rhubarb Lavender Preserves (7.75 oz.)
  • Jasmine Pearl Lavender Rose Loose White Tea (2.4 oz.)
  • Paddywax Salted Grapefruit Candle (3 oz.)
  • Rosemary Bundle (.25g)
  • Decker Chamomile Seed Packet (.125g)
  • Formulary 55 Grapefruit + Rosemary Sea Mineral Body Polish (2 oz.)
  • Clean Wit Industries Oatmeal, Milk + Honey Gardener’s Soap (5 oz.)

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TREASURE & BOND Luca Grainy Leather Backpack

Leather Drawstring Backpack by Treasure & Bond

If Mom is planning a bit of travel this summer, we found the perfect bag to take while she’s exploring the world. This beautifully grained leather drawstring backpack (available in Country Blue, Ivory, and Black) will be the best travel companion to hold her necessities. With an outside and inside pocket, she can store away the little things and access them easily. A cool tidbit about the brand, Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom will donate 2.5% of net sales (that’s 5% of net profits) to organizations that work to empower youth. This is a gift you can feel good about giving!

ShopNourishing & Firming Deluxe Kit

Nourishing & Firming Deluxe Kit

If Mom already owns our powerful anti-aging lasers, she will love this skincare kit to help maximize the performance of her favorite devices. This skincare set includes the Priming Cleanser to remove makeup & impurities, the Super C Brightening Moisturizer with a unique oil-based form of Vitamin C, & Nuvesse Firming & Anti-Aging serum-infused masks + a serum roller to stimulate collagen production.

Buy during our 20% off promotion and also receive another free Eye Renewal Cream to keep for yourself! ($65 value!) Ends 5/12Shop

Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

Hidden Message Necklace by Oak & Luna

If you’re looking for a gift that is a bit more personal, this gorgeous hidden message necklace not only looks sleek, but it will remind Mom of the people that she holds dear to her heart. Get creative with your message–this necklace allows you to personalize up to 20 characters on rose gold, 18k gold plated or silver. This beautiful necklace also makes a perfect gift for a new mom or even a dog mom!

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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Would Mom love the gift of an eternal smooth body? Our best-selling Hair Removal Laser 4X is powered by the same in-office Diode Laser Technology used by dermatologists and is the first and only FDA-cleared at-home laser to remove unwanted hair at a fraction of the in-office treatment. It’s so safe and effective, Mom will be amazed at what she can do all by herself.

The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X targets and permanently disables the hair follicle to stop hair growth on the body for permanent results, and even gentle enough to remove unwanted hair on the face for women. Mom will have to commit to using her device every two weeks until permanent results are achieved.

Buy during our 10% off promotion — now through 5/12!
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How to get rid of acne with blue light therapy

Get Flawless: How Blue Light Therapy Kills Acne-Causing Bacteria

You got one right before a big date. You got two on your wedding day. You got more than you could count before an important job interview. Acne—the skin condition that seems to be as easy to cure as the common cold. You always seem to wake up to a big and painful pimple the day that you need to put your best face forward. Be glad to know you aren’t alone: 85% of men and women ages 12-24 experience at least some form of acne.

The ruckus going on beneath your skin before you see visible acne starts weeks in advance. It all starts with a clogged pore—your dead skin cells mix with oil, and trap the nasty bacteria inside. Oil production plays a significant role in acne. If you are stressed or triggering increased hormonal activity, your glands will kick your oil production into overdrive.

Bacteria loves to hang around inside of clogged pores and feed on your skin’s oil. Once the bacteria start feeding on the oil, it multiplies, causing the infamous swelling and redness that we see at the start of a pimple. The bacteria continue to chow down on the oil, releasing inflammatory grime that your red and white blood cells detect as an attack. Those cells will go to battle on this “infection” and cause even more redness and swelling to occur. And that’s how a pimple is born!

Now we raise the question: How do you get rid of acne? Now that we’ve learned that bacteria and dead skin cells are the culprits causing these tiny nightmares, you’ll be glad to know that blue light therapy combined with expertly formulated acne skincare can banish acne for good.

Tria Positively Clear Skincare Duo

What does blue light therapy do?

Tria’s FDA-cleared Positively Clear Acne Clearing Blue Light uses a high-energy light source to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne by penetrating deep into your pores to kill the nasty bacteria. Even people with sensitive skin can use it! It only takes about five minutes daily to create and maintain flawless, pimple-free skin.

What does the acne skincare do?

The Positively Clear Foam Cleanser is your first step to clearing away oil, makeup, and other impurities, and prepares your face for the blue light device. A partner to the foam cleanser is the Positively Clear Spot Treatment. Just in case something pops up unexpectedly, the spot treatment will cool and calm down the irritated pimples while sleeping or on-the-go.

It’s a relief to know that the technology exists to help us tackle our biggest skincare concerns.

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Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019

6 Pretty Spring Beauty and Hair Trends For 2019

Spring is definitely in the air! We busted out our spring survival gear this past weekend: ponytail holders, light moisturizers, and packed our purse with sheer glossy lip shades. With all the excitement that spring brings to us year after year, we get the giddiest over switching our beauty looks from winter chill out to spring garden party!

Behold our curated list of six spring beauty and hair trends straight from the 2019 spring and summer runways. Proceed reading with a bit of caution: it is hard to choose a favorite!

Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019
Cividini Runway NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

Electric Eyes

One of the looks we’re loving is adding a pop of spring flavor to your eye look with just a swipe of a bright eyeliner shade. The spring/summer runways proved that neon eye makeup is inevitable for 2019. Seen at Christian Siriano, Cividini, and Byblos ready-to-wear fashion shows, the neon trend is easy to wear with your everyday attire.

How to wear the trend: Create a winged eyeliner look, or draw the color in your waterline. It is up to you to create something that falls within your beauty comfort zone!

Our recommendation: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils at Sephora.com

Badgley Mischka Spring NYFW Spring 2019
Badgley Mischka NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

Go For The Gloss

Glossy and luminous skin appears youthful and dabbing a soft sheer wash of pink color on the eyes, cheeks, and lips will take your look to the next level of ageless. Pink color around the eyes is not for everyone because it may make you appear ill, but we encourage you to give it a shot this season!

How to wear the trend: If your skin is already oily, you may want to skip the skin gloss and go for a fine shimmery sheer powder highlighter instead (Moonplay’s Vow is a good one). This look is quick to apply–just dab a glossy pink lip balm on the lips and cheeks (try Becca’s Beach Tint in Dragonfruit) with your fingers (eyes optional). For extra skin gloss, lightly dab a gloss made specifically for the face (we like the Catrice Dewy Wet Look Stick) on the areas where you want to dew it up!

Giorgio Armani NYFW Spring 2019
Giorgio Armani NYFW Spring 2019 (Image: imaxtree)

A Plum Pair

Plum is one of those shades that look great on nearly every skin tone, and it looks on-trend every season. What makes this beauty trend a bit different is that it pairs glossy plum lips with a plum eye look–monochromatic and chic. This look was spotted on Armani’s Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW runway and we’re ready to try it this weekend!

How to wear the trend: Pick a plum eyeshadow shade that suits you, whether you love matte or shimmery, there is a match out there for you (try the Viseart Theory IV Amethyst Palette). Swipe it sheer all over the top lid and smoke it out in your lash line if you dare! Apply even coats of mascara to top and bottom lashes. Go for a glossy plum lip shade for spring–the Armani Ecstacy Lacquer Liquid Lipstick in #602 Vertigo feels divine on the lips and looks oh-so-classy.

Silver hair trend spring 2019
@lorealparis Colorista Campaign

Silver Linings

Is it just us, or is the silver hair trend too good to call it quits? There are so many ways to try this trend–some more expensive than others. L’Oreal has created products for its Colorista line that makes at-home temporary color very easy to do! Before committing to your stylist’s bleach, try the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Hair Color Spray or the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Color, which are both one-day, wash out products.

Baby blonde hair highlights spring 2019
Instagram/@laurenlewiss_

Baby Blonde Highlights

Adding just a touch of blonde highlights to your natural hair is one way to amp up your beach babe factor. To get the look, your hairdresser will place very fine blonde highlights around the face and part of the hair, with the highlights becoming gradually more prominent at the tips of the hair. Get inspired to plan your baby highlights on Pinterest.

Blush and bold pink hair trend spring 2019
Photo: instagram/nosebleedsaresexy

Blushing Pink

If you are willing to allow unique color into your hair, you will love the blush pink hair color trend! Nobody does blush pink hair like Guy Tang, and we wish he could do our own hair. Since we can’t have him at the moment, we can achieve this at a local salon with Tang’s product line. Pass this link along to your stylist who can pick Guy Tang’s #myidentity products online.

If you try any of these beautiful spring trends, we want to see your pics! Tag us at #triabeauty for a chance to get a #repost!

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