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Trying Tria...part 3

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I'm a few treatments in to my at home laser hair removal project and I'm so excited to report I'm now seeing some results! I've upped my Tria laser to Level 4 and am definitely seeing the regrowth rate slow, the hair grow back thinner and more sparse.

While I've read numerous times that laser treatments feel like rubber bands snapping against the skin I have yet to feel that sensation. What I've felt has been more like a quick zap or pinch but really the pain has been minimal. This is a long term project for sure but I'm very excited about the final results!

Previous Tria posts:
Part 1
Part 2

Check out the Tria website for more information on the process and the equipment.

Trying Tria...part 2

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I'm a month in to my adventures with home laser hair removal and while I haven't seen any results just yet I'm certainly getting very comfortable with the device and the process. I started just with my underarms since the area is small but I quickly expanded the treatment to other parts. I mean, if I'm going to go through this process I might as well emerge on the other end like a hairless cat, right?
Since I've now treated my designated spots twice I'm anxious to start seeing the hair that does grow in become more fine and the overall growth rate slow down after subsequent treatments. I have yet to experience any real pain and have not had any skin irritation so I'm planning to increase the laser's intensity from 2 to 3 (on a scale of 5) for my next session.

Stay tuned for part 3 next month and if you missed part 1 click here.


Trying TRIA...part 1

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I've always said that if you spend enough time in a salon you'll wax anything and I've logged many, many hours in salons over the years. But now that I'm no longer working for a salon/spa company my regularly scheduled waxing appointments have morphed into sporadic sessions with razors and shaving cream. While I have found my ideal shaving implements I still hate the task so when TRIA gave me the opportunity to test the technology of laser hair removal in my own home I jumped for joy!

I've been reading and reading and reading in preparation and today I finally did my patch test. I'm so excited to embark on this experiment and to share the process and the results with all of you. I'll be posting regularly each month and at the end of it all one of you will have the opportunity to win your very own TRIA laser!!!

Stay tuned...


My Valentine to YOU: a cosmetic giveaway!

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I am SUPER excited to kick off the very first navigate with STYLE giveaway! I feel like Oprah!!!

I'm a big fan of BECCA Cosmetics for their natural yet glamorous take on beauty. The BECCA philosophy is about creating the most flawless you. Their massive range of foundations, concealers, skin enhancers and powders help to create a gorgeous, glowing complexion and the color collection is chock full of super wearable hues.

Below are just a few of my favorite BECCA products:

Resurfacing Primer  This pre foundation primer helps to even out skin tone, minimize the look of pores and helps your makeup last longer. The matte finish helps to cut down on shine making this great for oily skin types. I've even worn it on makeup free days for a smooth, matte look.

Luminous Skin Colour Ultra Sheer Foundation  This is one of my favorite foundations of all time. It's a tinted moisturizer packed with antioxidants which helps in cell turnover while protecting against free radicals. It also contains broad spectrum SPF 25 and anti inflammatory ingredients. This wonder product does it all yet leaves your skin looking natural and even. Sepia pictured.

Lip & Cheek Creme  I adore multitasking beauty products and this is one of my must haves. Creme cheek color helps to create a radiant flush that I prefer over powder finishes and this full pigmented formula creates a rich lip color to boot! Blossom & Rosebud pictured.

Sheer Tint Lip Colour  Packed with shea and cocoa butters, honey and Vitamin E this lipstick provides moisture in spades and gives lips a shiny kiss of color. Alina pictured.

Now that you're in love with BECCA Cosmetics, keep reading to discover how you can win these products, a value of 164.00!

The Rules: To be entered into the contest just LIKE navigate with STYLon Facebook! The winner will be randomly chosen on February 29th. The winner must be able to provide a U.S. address to receive the products (no international shipping).

Happy Valentine's Day!!!