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T3 Micro

A friend once told me “your hair is a three step process” and I couldn’t have agreed more at the statement. Ever since I can remember my hair has been quite the challenge for me. I would love to have hair that I can quickly blow dry to the perfect straightness or curls that I can just whip together with some styling cream but that has never been the case. From being extremely thick to becoming damaged easily my hair has always had a mind of it’s own. Although I like to complain, I have been able to achieve a curl that I love and has become my own. With the help of some amazing styling tools and a knowledgeable hair dresser (thank you Gracie!) I am able to achieve a style that I love! My tools have evolved over the past few years and my recent favorite are the T3 Micro Hair Styling Tools. Keep reading to see how I achieve my loose curls!

My hair styling process typically starts with wet hair after I shower. I will then apply a styling cream that will lock in my frizz and seal my ends. One of my favorites is Aveda Damage Remedy. This one was recommended to me by my hair dresser and it is great for when you are straightening your hair as well as curling your hair. It helps to prevent future split ends as well! I also LOVE the Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother. This product leaves my hair frizz free and helps me to style my hair faster and keep my style in all day. To dry my hair I use the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and Brush. I love the nozzle which helps to aim the air where I need it. I always finish with a blast of cool air to help lock in my style. The brush is amazing too! I have always found it to be too hard to use a round brush on my own hair but this one is simple for me to use and creates a smooth finish.
Often I will take a few extra minutes to perfect my curls with a curling iron but when I am on the go I will simply use my flat iron to smooth out my roots and then create a curl on the end. I have found this to be the quickest way to get out of the house in the morning. The T3 SinglePass™ Luxe Professional Straightening and Styling Iron can create smooth, waves, or curls simply and easily with just one tool. I have found it works while my hair is short or long! It also helps to eliminate frizz and glides through my hair so easily. I take strands of my hair and simply wrap them around the iron and hold it for a few seconds. It creates the perfect wave! The T3 Micro Hair Styling Tools have taken my 3 step process into a two step process! I know they will come in handy when I am a new mom and need to get out of the door quickly!
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Trophy Skin

My pregnancy is nearing the end and I have been looking for any extra moment I possibly can to indulge in a little bit of extra pampering. I have gone for facials, gotten manicures and pedicures, and my hair done but sometimes I can’t find the time or energy to make the trip to the spa or salon. I have been lucky enough to try out some of the best at home beauty products and treatments and one that I have been loving the past few weeks is this Trophy Skin Mini Microdermabrasion System

Throughout my pregnancy, my skin has been bad. I don’t know what people mean when they say I am glowing because all I can see is dry skin! The MiniMD takes professional technology and makes it so easy for anyone to use. With just 5 minutes per treatment it is easy for me to find a few minutes at the end of the day to spend some time on my skin. I have been typically using it on my face as that is where I have needed it the most but you can also use the MiniMD on your neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, and feet. It is designed to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, age, and liver spots. I use the MiniMD along with the Anti-Aging Serum and Hydrating Facial Mist which make my skin rejuvenated and moisturized. After just a few treatments, I felt the difference in my skin! 
For anyone who is looking for a product they can use at home. It is safe and also provides little discomfort. All I felt was a slight suction feel which helps to promote new cell growth and increases blood flow to your skin which rebuilds collagen and elastin. To find out more and to watch a few videos, head here! You can also receive 10% off your order with promo code ‘MICHELLE10’!
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Age Defying with Tria

This year I entered into my 27th year and as I continue to get older I think more and more about skincare and my overall health. When I got the chance to try out the Tria Age Defying Laser I instantly felt as though my life was going to change. My skin would become smoother and more radiant and I would be able to start worrying less about the years of damage I had done to my skin throughout high school and college. Unfortunately, like many people my age, I had worked at a tanning salon and went tanning day in and day out. As I grew older and more knowledgeable about the effects tanning has on your skin I begun to stop tanning and focused on having healthy skin rather then the perfectly bronzed skin.

As with my other Tria laser (find more on it here) I have found that I have been able to achieve results within the first few weeks of using it. They are both proven safe and effective and FDA-cleared which is so important to me when I use anything on my body. After using my Tria Age Defying Laser for a few weeks, I ended up gifting one to my mother who I knew would just love how safe and effective it is. In just a month she was able to see tightening in her neck and on her chin. She couldn’t get over the results that she saw so fast. For myself, I have seen that my skin is more radiant and youthful and although I have discontinued the use of my laser while I am pregnant, I can’t wait to start using it again after our baby is born to continue treating my skin!
The Tria Age Defying Laser saved me tons of time and money on treatments I would normally do at an estheticians office or the dermatologist since I am able to do it all at home and only have to purchase the laser once! It would also make an amazing gift for a beauty and skincare lover! Shop all of the items in this post below!

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Holiday Gifting with Oribe

It is finally the holiday season and I am so excited to start putting together a ton of gift ideas for all of the special people in your life. Today’s gift idea is for the luxury beauty lover. A few months ago while on my bachelorette party, one of my best friends and fellow beauty lover introduced me to a brand i had never heard of before, Oribe. She had an amazing scented oil that you added to your hair before styling it. I was instantly in love and it made my hair shiny and helped to hold my style all night long. Ever since I tried the oil I was in love with Oribe! Keep reading to see more on my hair and beauty picks!

Two products that I always look forward to for the holiday season are a new red nail polish and a new red lipstick to wear with all of my holiday looks. When I received Oribe’s “The Red” Nail Polish and “The Red” Lipstick I knew they would be my go to for this holiday season! I immediately painted my nails the bright beautiful red, which by the way, has lasted a week on my nails without chipping! From the end of November to Christmas, I usually live in a red nail polish and this is my new go-to! I also loved “The Red” Lipstick. It went on luxuriously and stayed on all night long. I plan on wearing it when we go out for my sweet husbands birthday tomorrow since I know it will be long lasting!  
Next up are some of my favorite hair products. Oribe has all sorts of amazing hair products but I do have to say that any beauty lover would love their Gold Lust line. First of all the packaging is beautiful! Any beauty lover would be instantly impressed with the look of the bottles and be even more impressed when they give each of the products a try. Luckily Oribe has some products that come in gift sets. These gift sets are great to get someone who wants to give each of the products a try. My favorite has to be the Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. Shop the gift sets below!

On top of all of the great hair and beauty products, Oribe also has candles for the home decor lover. The scent of the candle is so beautiful, I find myself burning it all of the time! I always find that candles are perfect when you are unsure what to purchase for someone. This is one candle I know that everyone will love! Check out all the links below to shop all of these products as well as my dress and my shoes!
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At Home with Tria

Before our wedding, I received the best gift I could possibly receive just in time. I was deep in wedding planning, beauty prepping, and making sure all details were aligned including our honeymoon which we were so looking forward to. There was one last thing that I didn’t quite have to worry about and that was the hair on my legs on our big day and our little getaway thanks to my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X. After all the stress of the wedding it was nice to be able to forget about one thing when we were away!

My current beauty routine has become less involved and I am able to enjoy the extra time I have because I don’t have to worry about shaving. It is so nice to be able to hop into the shower in the morning and be able to head off to work ten minutes early. Or find the extra time to fit in a workout in the morning without having to rush into and out of the shower. I know I will be ever so thankful for my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X when I become a mom and every extra minute I can find count for me! I find the best time to use my Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is while I am relaxing on the couch catching up on some of my favorite shows! Although, it is a pretty painless process it is nice to have something to take my mind off of the occasional sting! Plus I will take the occasional sting over cutting my legs open with my razor!
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