As a salon owner, professional hairstylist, and microblade specialist, I fully know the importance of choosing the best tools for the job. I believe that excellent hairstyling products and tools give you the results you’re looking for in half the time. The Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer and Volumizer (aka “The Game Changer”) does JUST that. […]
Owning a busy salon is wonderful. But after a long day or week, I need to pamper myself. How do I do that? With ZenTyme Moments Shower Steamers. Depending on my mood, I can choose aromatherapy scents that are relaxing or stimulating. Sure, I could head to a spa (and I do). But […]
We often hear claims about supposed “wonder” products that can help or work on anything. I’m always skeptical. In this Cliganic USDA Organic Jojoba Oil review, I’ll tell you; it’s all it claims. Personally, my skin and hair have changed throughout the years. I only needed some powder in my youth, like this one, and […]
A concealer is a crucial tool in my makeup arsenal. I stumbled upon Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in the search for a weapon against the bags under my eyes. Maybelline makes this creamy formula, and girl, have they nailed it! As a veteran of the beauty industry, I have seen and tried many makeup […]
These days it’s all about the protein. Shakes, diets, supplements, and even my hair are all currently benefiting from protein these days. Specifically, It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Conditioner Plus Keratin! This leave-in conditioner not only smells fantastic but has left my hair way more manageable and shiny, which I love. Keratin is a powerful […]
A hair waver tool is a great way to get that ‘I just popped up out of the ocean after surfing all afternoon’ look. If you’re dying to have mermaid waves, but your hair type is more ‘I got caught in a rainstorm,’ read on! Follow the links in this post to purchase your own […]
My clients have been asking about an at-home gel nail kit that works. I am happy to share a kit I’m confident in recommending because I trust the results. I have been using it at home and have used this brand in the salon in the past. I found it through Sally Beauty, and it’s […]
Waxing has been an art form that I have been mastering for years. I have learned many different techniques using them both at the salon and home. The best tool I’ve come across recently is the Gigi Mini Pro Waxing Kit. Before gaining the education I have in hair maintenance; I was a woman trying […]
Get Toned With Wella Color Charm There is so much more to blonde hair than just blonde. With every hair color, some tones can change your hair’s shade and overall look. If you have bleached hair and want to change your hair’s tone or correct unwanted yellow or orange tones, the Wella Color Charm Permanent […]
We all want to have fabulous looking skin. What if I told you that I found an incredible product with all of the benefits of skincare and makeup combined into one? The Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream is an all-in-one product that helps to give you flawless skin day after day.
Hair straighteners have come an incredibly long way in the last decade. The words ‘hair straightener’ alone is enough to bring back flashbacks of fried and damaged hair from middle school. With today’s technology, hair straighteners, such as the Chi Lava Volcanic Ceramic Flat Iron, can get the job done with much less damage.
As a hairstylist and salon owner, I’m constantly trying new hair tools and brushes on my clients and for my own personal use. As a professional, I know what I like when it comes to hairbrushes. Recently, I generously received hairbrushes from a brand called Spornette. I wanted to share my thoughts on these brushes with you, so here is my Spornette hairbrush review.
Life is hard enough without the biggest bummer of the random breakout; especially when it seems like all eyes are on you. Whether it’s a happy hour or the weekly staff meeting, blemishes always arrive at the worst moments. If you’ve dealt with breakouts or acne in the past, you’ve heard of all the remedies. […]
If you have been keeping up with my blog, you know that I love my hair products. Heck, I’m a hairstylist, it comes with the territory. My newest favorite is the Maria Nila Colour Refresh.
As a new mom and as a woman, in general, I know that stretch marks are just a part of life. But what you might not know is that stretch marks don’t have to be a life sentence. I decided to review Bio-Oil for you here on Team True Beauty so you can find out what this product can do for you and your stretch marks!
I’ve dyed my hair more times than I can count. The damage I’ve caused to it is almost heartbreaking. I’m not just talking split ends; damaged hair is much more than that. You name the damage, and I had it. Nothing is more exciting than changing your appearance and giving yourself more confidence. We love it, our hair? Not so much. I found Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, and it’s like I have virgin hair all over again.
As a hairstylist, there are very few do-it-yourself hair colors that I feel like I can stand behind. Luckily, I’ve found Color&Co to review just for you!
Color&Co is a customizable and personalized at-home color service created by L’Oreal that I feel like I can support.
I had to fix my cracked heels. I just couldn’t stand to look at them any longer so, I hopped on Amazon and found Baby Foot. Have you guys heard of these foot masks?
I know these foot peels have been growing in popularity. I had to try one for myself. An at-home spa treatment? Sign me up!
This best-selling skin treatment is a staple in so many people’s skincare regimen. And, there is a reason for that–some people claim that it is a total miracle product.
After seeing this product consistently on the Amazon Best Sellers list, I absolutely had to get a jar of it for me to try it for myself!
With COVID-19 at the forefront of everyone’s mind lately, thoughts of cleaning and sanitation are too. If you have some free time during social-distancing, maybe it’s time to consider doing some makeup sanitation to help prevent germs and bacteria in your bathroom or vanity. While your personal makeup collection probably won’t give you COVID-19, […]
Recently my eyelashes have been sticking out straight something fierce. I’m not sure if it’s my body, my mascara, or what. But I was over it, so I decided to order a heated eyelash curler to see if that would help solve my problems.
Kick your skincare routine into high gear by using a facial steamer! I love my facial steamer and I can’t wait to share with you why you need one too.
My obsession with the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eyeshadow Palette all started when I was packing for my friend’s bachelorette trip to Vegas. I’m already notorious for overpacking. I swore to myself that this would be the trip that I finally would break the bad habit. Two cocktail dresses later and a pair […]
I consider myself to be somewhat savvy when it comes to taking a decent picture. I am by no means an actual photographer, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to my cell phone and ring light. Having a ring light helped the look of my photos, and I must say my social media feed game […]
There’s a makeup remover that claims to remove makeup with as little as water? When I heard this claim from MakeUp Eraser, I was intrigued. As much as I enjoy doing my makeup and love the way that it makes me look and feel some nights, I can’t wait to scrub my make up off. […]
Tons of people want to know how to whiten their teeth. Because one of the first things that people notice is someone’s smile, having a bright, white smile can give you more self-confidence and can make you appear younger than you are. Unfortunately, all that daily coffee and wine nights can cause wear and tear […]
Adorable, eye-catching, and alluring are beauty fridges. These beauty fridges for skincare are all over the market and can be purchased online nearly everywhere. Why not give one a shot? Mini fridges are the new skincare trend that is popular all over Instagram. They can store all of your skincare necessities. So long are the […]
“Hi, how are ya?” Welcome back to Team True Beauty. Today, up for review is the Morphe x Jeffree Star Artistry Palette. This bold palette features 30 showstopping shades curated and created by Jeffree and the Morphe team. According to the back of the box, Jeffree Star’s vision for this palette stems from the idea […]
Not all of us have the time in the morning to get into full glam. But if we did, that would be the life, wouldn’t it? Here’s a pro-tip: dry shampoo is the MVP for all you rushed babes. Sometimes we have to sacrifice our beauty regimen for a little bit of extra sleep in […]
Magnetic lashes are taking the beauty world by storm. Why wouldn’t they be? Magnetic lashes eliminate the need for messy lash glue or the expensive lash extension option. There are two different types of magnetic lashes that are on the market currently. There are magnetic lashes that use two lashes with a strip of small […]
Some people are just obsessed with beauty products. We all have that one person in our lives who absolutely cannot go into Sephora without leaving with a minimum of three things. So what do you get for the beauty lover in your life that seemingly already has it all? You shop this list that I’ve […]
The invisibobble is a revolutionary hair tie that has completely changed the hair game. If you invest in the Invisibobble hair products, you can stop worrying about how often you wear tight hairstyles and rock the look you really want! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “If you wear your hair tightly pulled back […]
If you are on the hunt for some new Instagrammable outfits, Lobby Clothing has the absolute best dresses for women for any occasion. Stand out on your friends’ timelines with unique pieces that are sure to up your engagement with comments like, “OMG, where did you get that dress?” Build your dream wardrobe by shopping […]
Today at Team True Beauty, we are going to talk about the Clarisonic Mia brush system. Sounds simple, I know, but with the Mia by Clarisonic, the sheer amount of extras makes it a bit more complicated. In other words, because of all the amenities it has to offer– Learning about the Mia and all […]
Essence Cosmetics is a company that delivers killer products, at a price that means you can bring home the entire line. We all love makeup products that make us look and feel our best. What stands out the most are “wow-factor” makeup products at price points that don’t break the bank. With a line that […]
Has it already been a long week? Ready to pamper your skin back to its baby-like smoothness? Lucky for us, having a sheet mask on-hand makes it so easy. You already know what to do. It is hard to believe that our grandmothers got by without sheet face masks. Nowadays, sheet masks are a staple in […]
For beauty you can do in your sleep, try a heatless curl product. We all want to look our best—but sometimes we want to do that with little to no effort. Overnight, heatless curls are the easiest and best way to look put together without spending hours in front of the mirror getting ready. There […]
Set your blending brushes down and listen up. I’m not claiming to have solved all of your beauty blunders. I will be as bold as to say I’ve found the perfect translucent setting powder to address your baking and powdering needs. Coty Airpsun Face Powder isn’t precisely new to the market, but it does pack […]
These days, there has been a major trend of switching over to more natural products. This trend is popular in the beauty industry too, and a big player in this trend is natural deodorants. But just because you make the switch to deodorant with more natural ingredients, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the effectiveness […]
Are you recovering from a color job or hairstyle that didn’t quite turn out like your plan? Are you looking for ways to stimulate hair growth? If you are tired of waiting for your hair to get longer, you might find yourself searching for ways to help speed up the process. It seems like it […]
Over the years, hair straighteners have become a must-have tool for so much more than just straight hair. If you’re looking for the most versatile and best flat irons on the market, Team True Beauty has found the one. This flat iron, combined with an excellent heat protectant, will guarantee you have more than a […]
Straightening your hair is a fabulous way to get that sleek and shiny look. There are lots of straightening irons out there to try, but one of the easiest ways to straighten your hair is with a hair straightening brush. Using a hair straightening brush helps you achieve a salon look that you can create […]
Your makeup brushes are essential tools for starting your daily beauty routine. With the best makeup brushes, you can put your best face forward and create the look you want. From contouring to blending, your brushes get the job done right. If you’ve been hanging on to your makeup brushes for too long, it might […]
Spring is here and with it comes new looks, new colors, and new styles. The spring nail colors for 2019 are hotter than ever. A fresh manicure is a perfect way to kick off the new season. With fabulous choices from the OPI Tokyo Collection, your nails are sure to stand out this spring. If […]
“Hi sisters! The tea is good, fresh, and still sister steamy.” For many, you hear phrases like this often thanks to beauty vlogger, James Charles. At just 17 years old, he had already has racked up quite the impressive resume including hairdressing, singing, makeup. And, he became Covergirl’s’ first male brand ambassador. Since then, the […]
Applying foundation and concealer is made infinitely easier and better thanks to the invention of the Beauty Blender. Without it, women were sporting foundation lines and uneven foundation coverage. Thankfully, this little sponge came into my life and made applying makeup flawlessly simple. If you haven’t tried a Beauty Blender yet, stop everything you’re doing […]
Cleansing your face should feel refreshing and invigorating. To achieve that, you have to find the best cleanser for your skin type! Every beauty regimen should include washing your face. Wash at night before bed to remove makeup and the day’s grime, and in the morning to remove dirt and buildup that can occur while […]
We all know what it’s like to be on the lookout for the best foundation, or the even more elusive best full coverage foundation. I don’t know about you, but I always seem to have a naked face by the end of the day. Ugh. Are you tired of putting on a foundation and having […]
Dehydrated, dry skin isn’t fun to find in the mirror, especially when you’re attempting to apply makeup. In addition to increasing water intake, you can soothe your skin with some of the best moisturizers for dry skin. At the local pharmacy or grocery store, the skin care aisle is (more than) overwhelming—so how do you […]
Right before going to the movies on Saturday night, I talked my boyfriend into taking me to Ulta. When I walked in the door, the newest Morphe palettes were staring me in the face and let me tell you; I wasn’t leaving without The Jaclyn Hill Palette. Best decision ever! My biggest problem is that […]
So you were ready to go from dark hair to blonde hair, and it went all wrong? I grabbed that color off the Target shelf thinking that there is no time for the salon, or I can’t afford it right now. OMG, now how do I fix orange hair? Now is the part where we […]
So you are looking at getting some hot new shades, but you want to make sure you get the best sunglasses for your face shape. I recently spent the week in California with my boyfriend and his mother. Unfortunately, while we were driving around shortly after we arrived, I sat on my favorite aviators and […]
Let me start by saying, Lanza Keratin Healing Oil is the bomb diggity. I will get to that in just a minute, but first I want to explain oils a little bit.
If you have fine hair like me, oils are typically something we stray away from. They can get heavy and greasy on finer hair textures. Lanza Oil does not.
My hair already didn’t cooperate, so why would I want to add anything that would make it worse?
I wouldn’t, so I was totally against oils. They were dead to me until I had the epiphany of a lifetime!
We have all had that day that our hair (or our children’s hair) is snarled so bad that we can’t even begin to brush through it without taking ibuprofen first. Thankfully, the Wet Brush company has come to the rescue.
It can be a total nightmare to try to get a child to sit still while brushing their hair (the incessant screaming/crying and the “no stop it hurts!”). No one enjoys having to do that.
To be completely honest, I have days that I struggle brushing my own hair! Let me tell you what… If my hair is a hot mess, I don’t want to be seen in public. Period.
When it comes to my face, I am always fighting imperfections. I’m creeping up on 30 years old, and I still get acne on occasion (OMG are you kidding me right now). It’s just a part of life I guess, but I will always do what I can to avoid it.
So- blackheads suck. I am willing to try anything and everything to get rid of them, no matter how ridiculous it is. Face masks, cleansers, moisturizers, wipes; you name it, I’ve tried it.
Thankfully I know what to look for when it comes to skin care products and what ingredients are beneficial.
Being in the beauty industry I have found that lipstick is a staple that can make or break your whole look. Because of this, I am always on the hunt for the longest lasting wear. I need to know that I can go out and not have to worry about going to the powder room every five minutes to check my face.
There are so many factors to consider when choosing a lipstick that you have to weigh out every option.
As a hairstylist let me be honest, I’ve gone through a ton of brushes trying to find the best that will hold up to my daily abuse. On an average day, I do at least 4-5 blowouts. So basically, finding a high-quality brush that will hold up to my abuse is a top priority.
A hairbrush is just a hairbrush though right?
There are tons of different types of brushes out there, especially when you are a stylist. Different sizes, different shapes, different bristles, different cores. I could go on and on about it.
My name is Paulina, and here’s what you need to know about me. I have worked in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist since 2009. I am very passionate about making people feel unapologetically confident in themselves.
Team True Beauty is your one-stop, no BS, everything beauty and lifestyle stop. We all want to feel beautiful and show our best selves to the world, regardless if it’s by using makeup, a specific hair product, or something that shows off our natural beauty like that spectacular new top!
As a professional in the beauty industry, I always research all of my cosmetics before I buy because I don’t want any questionable ingredients in my makeup that could be bad for my skin or otherwise. That’s why, when I was looking for a new makeup to use, Max Factor caught my eye. I checked the list before purchasing and found nothing that would raise any huge red flags.
I was also immediately impressed because as I read about the brand, I found that Mr. Max Factor is in fact, one of the original fathers of cosmetics. After reading that I dove a little bit deeper into the history and could not wait to try out the products. And on top of that, I loved the price point.