InTruBeauty: November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LUSH Holiday

Lush Holiday

LUSH, a brand that makes some great products from fresh organic materials, has some new haircare products that are perfect for those holiday gifts you're searching for. "Happy Happy Joy Joy" is the perfect gift to give to bring that someone special some joy during this holiday season. Some of the
other new hair care products are:

  • Blousey Shampoo, $29.95, gentle shampoo for color treated hair, vegan
  • Fair Trade Honey Shampoo, $9.95-29.95, full of flower power collected for you by the bees
  • Big Solid Conditioner, $9.95 for 3.5oz (pictured above), buy the weight you want, vegan
  • Happy Happy  Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume ($12.95-39.95), star conditioning product, vgn
  • Roots Healthy Scalp Cream, $19.95, hair treatment packed full of ingredients to revitalize
  • Seaspray Hair Mist, $12.95, seaspray leaves you fresh and without fragrance, vegan
  • Shine So Bright, $9.95, balm to transform split ends and make hair shine so bright
  • Superbalm For Scalps, $19.95, super soothing balm for serious scalp problems, vegan
  • Lush does not test on animals 

And also be on the look out for the FUN line from Lush! 
This is a mold-able soap! It retails at $6.95 for 250g. This comes in five colors: blue, pink, orange, yellow, green, and red. 100% Vegan. This is for your body, hair, and bath! You can wash your hands and body with it, take a bubble bath with it, wash your clothes in it, or my favorite, mold it into shapes and characters. What a great and FUN way to get your kids excited about taking a bath! I know just a few adults that may have FUN with this as well :)

Thoughts? Anyone else going to have a LUSH Holiday?

Yours in Trubeauty, 


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Release

Urban Decay: Naked Basics Palette

That's right, Urban Decay will be releasing a palette called Naked Basics. This will be a smaller sized palette with only matte shades. I'm not a huge matte shadow fan myself, but I am super excited about this still because I pretty much love all things Urban Decay and Naked :) 
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There will be 6 full sized shades in this palette. 
Shades included will be: Venus, Foxy, WOS, Naked2, Faint, and Crave.

Retail: $27 for .3 oz 
Size: This will fit in the palm of your hand.
Release Date for Naked Basics: November 29, 2012. 

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Anyone going to be rushing out to get this palette? 

Yours in Trubeauty, 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

{Holiday Series} Beauty for Real, Get Gorgeous Gloss Trios

{Holiday Series}: Beauty for Real 
Get Gorgeous Gloss Trios

Beauty For Real's Get Gorgeous! Gloss Trios are available in 4 color sets which all contain 3 full sized glosses in the most flattering combinations for all skin tones. This is a $66 value if purchased individually, but retails at $49. These also light up and have a super long wearing formula with pumping collagen and conditioners. These have a minty tingle to them when applied. This comes in an adorable packaging which will make any woman feel like a Queen when you give this to her this holiday season, or maybe you just want to treat yourself. :) 
Box 1: Kiss Me, Just Lust (swatched at end), Starlust
Box 2: All Fired Up, Spark, Don't Stop Red
Box 3:Night Out, Dlight, Lighthearted  (full pictures below) 
I was so happy to have the opportunity to test these out, but I had a hard time picking between Box #1 and Box #3. I felt those would be the best colors for my complexion that I would get the most use out of, but I finally landed on Box #3 and am very happy with the set, although all the sets look gorgeous. I'm kind of seriously crushing on Don't Stop Red as well! 
Box 4: Deeply in Love (swatched below), Turned On, Sunlight 

Box #3 Feature:
Night Out, D light, Lighthearted 

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And they light up and have a mirror on the side! How awesome is that! I love these!

Yours in Trubeauty, 


Atopalm Face Wipes {Review} & {Giveaway} over $90!

Atopalm Skincare: 
Company brand information: This skincare line is designed specifically for sensitive, dry, and sun damaged skin. This line is paraben free, patented MLE-Multi Lamellar Emulsion formulas* containing plant derived ingredients,mimic the structure of the natural skin lipids and provide the ultimate in revitalizing the skins' moisture through the restoration of the skin's protective moisture barrier system. This enables it to successfully moisturize, soothe and calm skin that is experiencing agitation from allergies, rosacea and other conditions related to dry and sensitive skin. 
The rich, emollent, yet non-greasy technology advanced formulas, have the ability to soothe and calm while leaving the skin feeling soft, supple and looking noticeably firmer and brighter. These products are perfect for those who are ready for serious skin treatment with a unique combination of effective ingredients designed to be gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin. The cell turnover rate of healthy skin is every 25 to 30 days.

Atopalm Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes are the perfect way to end - or begin - each day. The wipes remove all traces of makeup, debris, excess oils, and impurities while supplying the skin with antioxidants and moisturizers. After use, the skin feels refreshed, pure, and hydrated, leaving it perfectly prepped for your next skin care step.
Sturdiest, cloth like face wipes I've ever used!
My thoughts:
  • I am a total face wipe lover. I've tried many brands including Almay, Neutrogena, Burt's Bees, Simple, Say Yes to Blueberries, and many more. 
  • These are definitely the sturdiest cloth like feeling wipes I've ever used, making these super duper soft on your skin. 
  • My skin tends to be on the dry side and although I do use a serum or moisturizer after using these, my face doesn't feel horribly dry and tight after which is a feeling I absolutely hate! 
  • These have minimal to no scent, which is great for perfume sensitive people like me. 
  • My skin has really reacted well to these and they are now top of my list. 
Does this brand sound great to you? Would you like to try them? Well, GREAT news for you because I am giving four products from this line away in my launch giveaway.
  • Intensive Moisture Cream ($30)
  • Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam ($18)
  • Moisturizing Body Lotion ($30)
  • Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes ($12.99)
I have revealed some prizes and brands already, but the final reveal will be announced on December 1st and its going to be the biggest giveaway I've ever done by far. Get your pre-entry points in now because you're going to want these. Basically, I'm allowing early entries to the people that have been on board with my new blog from the start. These extra point entries are only available to people before December 1st, giving you a head start!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Simple Fall Look of the Day

Products Used:

1. Covergirl + Olay Simply Ageless Foundation in 220
I keep this handy jar shaped container in my purse for when I'm in a hurry and don't have time to put traditional foundation on. This comes with a sponge and the container has a separate section for the sponge to go in.

2. Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder
This light as air white fine grained powder was applied with a kabuki brush over my foundation for an even flawless finish. See more information here. 

3. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Shade 16 (pictured above)
This shimmery pink cream color was applied in 2 layers to make the perfect pink eyeshadow look with ease. This is from the MUFE All Eyes on You Limited Edition set. See swatches and review here.  

4. Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash Mascara
This mascara will majorly plump up those lashes, giving them length and volume. Use a lash comb to comb out any clumpies, which I do get this this mascara. 

5. Make Up For Ever Jumbo Aqua Eyes Liner in Matte Brown (pictured above)
This is my go to deep chocolate brown color for my eyes. I barely need to touch the tip of the pencil to my lash line for an even and flawless application. I focused some more of this color on the outer V area of my lash lines and blended in with my fingers, I also used this to line the upper lash line and blended in with my fingers again. 

6. Maybelline Lipstick in Coral Lustre (pictured above)
This affordable lip product will last a good 2 hours before a touch-up is needed. This is my favorite coral shade and I think it will be flattering on many different skin-tones as it is not too bright or bold. 

I slicked and pulled back my hair into a high bun. I used Living Proof  no frizz nourishing styling cream (find at Sephora) along with Diamond shine weightless gloss drops (find at Sally's Beauty). I used the Goody Spin Pins to secure this in 2 steps.  I paired this simple makeup look with a fun fall scarf, burnt orange top, black pencil skirt and black tights. I will definitely be duplicating this look for another fall day, while they last! 

Yours in Trubeauty, 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Round-up

  • Fabulous Awesomeness: Mina Slater shares photos and more in her recap of The Makeup Show Orlando!
  • Love For Lacquer : Feast your eyes on the new beautiful Behind Closed Doors collection from Cult Nails!
  • datyorkLOVES: Week Review Plus Mini Contest! If you are great at naming polishes this will totally be up your alley!
  • Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: OPI Schnapps Out Of It! is featured on Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom as part of Dealing With Your Family week :)
  • TheFabZilla: No time for hairstyling tools? Then a statement headpiece is the next best option to look fantabulous this holiday season. TheFabZilla shares a quick hairstyle for the hostess with the mostest!
  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog plays with color using the BareMinerals Eyeshadow 8.0 palette in The Cocktail Hour.
  • Beauty Info Zone: Senna Cosmetics has a nude kit you don't want to miss. Beauty Info Zone has all the details on this Sultry set.
  • Mama Fashionista: Mama Fashionista did a "swap" with Cafe Fashionista! See what goodies her FIB sent her way!
  • The Advice Sisters: Archaeologists have found evidence that even “bronze-age” women used makeup such as a bright green paste of copper minerals. Millennia later, we still love it! The Advice Sisters recommend mineral makeup holiday gifts!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Miss L found out if Reviva Labs All Natural Seaweed Soap helps to reduce cellulite.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has a delightful array of must-have beauty picks from the Sephora V.I.B. sale!
  • Midnight Manicures: Check out Jeanie's review of the Swarovski Crystal embellished glass fashion items by Mont Bleu from the Czech Republic.
  • Mimi's Mani's: Mimi's Mani's shares a great holographic for the winter months
  • Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Clip-In Hair Extensions {Review}

    Hairdo by Hairuwear
    16" Ombre clip in extension 

    I am by no means a hair expert and the thought of hair extensions although appealing, is a little intimidating. That's why I'm glad there are products like this that make it so easy. This 16'' synthetic hair extension has 5 clips that you open up, place the piece onto your head, and push the clips closed. It also comes with alligator clips so you can clip your hair up while finding your part line and clipping this in. I was sent a blonde hair piece, so my sister in law helped out modeling this since it doesn't really mesh with my dark brown hair. :) We kind of put these on in a jiffy during our thanksgiving, so its not a perfect application, but for non hair experts, I was really happy with the end result. Retails price varies, but is listed around $50.
    Company Product Description  Multi-level, 16" one piece clip-in extension that creates easy, fashionable style without the hassle of working with several individual wefts. Short hair transforms into luxurious below the shoulder length hair. Long hair becomes thick and full. Clip-in for color, length and volume. Available in 6 Salon inspired ombre colors.
    The hair feels really soft, natural, and high quality. It really does enhance the look of your hair without looking like you've got some fake hair clipped to your head. :) These can also be brushed, straightened, curled, etc. I straightened these to fit with my model's straight long hair look.
    Pop the clips out, put in place, and pop the clips closed. Easy as that!
    Attach the piece to your part line so the ends end up longer than your natural hair for the full ombre effect. 

    The hair looks fuller without making it look fake.

    Pop Clip in Color Strips 16"
    These provide an easy inexpensive alternative to dying your hair, getting extensions sewn in or chalking your hair (which can be incredibly drying.) These were super easy to use and the colors were vibrant and looked really great in, especially against my sister-in laws gorgeous blonde hair. These are also cruelty free and come in the following colors: Amethyst, Blue, Gold, Pink, Purple, Red, Black, Teal, and Light Purple. 

    Company Description: Part of the Put On Pieces® new collection, Clip-In Color Strips are perfect for creating instant brights! Made with the finest quality of 100% fine human hair, these Clip-In Color Strips are 16" long on a 1" weft and can be curled or straightened with thermal styling tools to blend perfectly with any style you create. 100% fine human hair. Retails around $10/each.

    Pink on Brunette hair 
     I kind of like the look of these intertwined in a messy bun.

    Looking to purchase any of these? I do see Ken Paves pieces on Hautelook from time to time where you can find name brand items for much less than the retail cost. Otherwise, the Hairuwear website lists stores/websites/locators so you can easily find where to purchase these near you. And a special thanks to my newest model. Leave a comment welcoming her to the blog family. And now that she is in my actual family forever, I can subject her to a lot of things. Maybe a DIY haircut post or an at home perm next? Waaaa haaaa haaaa. :)

    Yours in Trubeauty,


    These products were sent for review, this does not change my honest opinion.

    Face Stockholm Winter Line {Review}

    Winter Line {Review}: FACE Stockholm

    Company Winter &  Holiday 2012 Look: is inspired by a caravan of cultural tradition, a mix of regional influences, including the contrasts of color found in Scandinavian folk dress and costume.

    Characterized by a dominant color bordered by bands of brilliant pattern, the influence of these costumes resonates in the choice of colors for holiday — the eyes and cheeks play a neutral role against the prominent, rich lip — she is reserved yet distinct, she observes traditions new and old.
    Photo Credit: FACE Stockholm website

    This company has a tremendous amount of color options, maybe the largest I've ever seen including: 
    142 shades of lipstick, 45 shades of lip gloss, 28 shades pot gloss, 38 lipliner shades, 71 shades matte eyeshadow, 39 shades pearl eyeshadow, 9 highlighter shades, 7 volumnizing mascara shades & many more!!

    FACE Stockholm is a brand that can be purchased at J. Crew and at It is a German brand which explains the brand name and product names, but I can't get over that it makes me think of Stockholm syndrome.
    I tried a brown matte shade "Brunogd" and a shimmer shade "Parlemo". I used the shimmer shade as a base for my eyelids. I found the product was hard to get out of the container with any kind of brush or my fingers. It was kind of dry and chalky, especially for a $20 product.
     The shimmer was very minimal and really only noticeable in the package. I also used the brown matte shade as basically a base to build off of. I applied this all over the lid and in the crease area. I then filled in my lids with some more vibrant shimmery browns and neutrals and some pinks and purples in the very outer V area. I actually thought the matte eyeshadow shade had to be a brow powder at first because it just did not have the consistency, look, and feel I would expect from a $20 shadow. These were the only products I've ever tried from this brand, so I can't vouch for the quality of the rest. 
    Morocco-very deep brown shade

    The lipstick came in a super sleek sturdy silver metal packaging. I however was not a huge fan of the deep brown shade, it just wasn't my color. I have fair skin to begin with, but in the winter, it is obviously even lighter. I find that deep lipsticks like this will have a tendency to wash me out. For the winter season, I try to stick with pinks and brighter reds. A plum would be the deepest shade I would like to go for winter. My guess is a lot of people feel the same as I do and may not get a lot of use out of a brown lip shade. Application/creaminess/stay-ability were all good. 

    Yours in Trubeauty, 


    These products were provided for review, but that does not change my honest opinion. 

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    Thanksgiving/Fall Face of the Day With Smashbox

    Smashbox Studio POP
    Photos property of Intrubeauty
    Check out my prior blog review of Smashbox's Studio POP brush set, which was used to create this look. I will also be doing a follow up post to this look giving you more product details and swatches of the Smashbox Ultimate collection which was used to create this look for the perfect fall day.

    1: Apply shade over entire lid
    2: Apply shade to outer lid area with Smashbox crease brush
    3: Apply shade to inner lid area with brush that comes with the ultimate set
    4: Apply shade in outer V area of the eye using the Smashbox crease brush

    L to R: Smashbox #2 Face & Cheek, #13 Foundation, #10 Crease, #15 Definer, #21 Arced Liner
    The two brushes with the black handles are the ones that come with the Ultimate set.
    Apply Liner 1 onto the upper lash line with the liner brush that is provided with the ultimate set. 
    Using the same brush, apply Liner 2 onto the outer upper lash line. Use the definer brush or the Arched liner brush to your satisfaction to create your level of smokiness. Apply this as well onto the lower lash line and outer V area of the lashes. 

    I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! 

    Yours in Trubeauty, 



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