Please tell us a bit about yourself and your profession.
I am Trishia Arrington, 34-year-old wife of 10 years to 3 time Pro Bowler LaVar Arrington; mother of four children including a 9-year-old, 8-year-old twins and a 4-month-old baby. I am a lover of health and fitness by way of Crossfit. Being strong and beautiful for myself and for my family is my passion.
How do you make time for beauty in your busy daily routine?
With my busy lifestyle it can be very challenging to keep up with any beauty routine. That is why at the very least I carry a large bottle of water and drink it all day, everywhere I go. This helps me to feel like I am contributing to my skin and overall health even on those busy days.
What’s the best piece of beauty advice you’ve ever received?
The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is from my mother. She has always said to take five minutes to wash your face at night. NO MATTER WHAT! I love waking up with a fresh clean face every morning.
Now let’s get into your Ultimate Beauty Arsenal! What are your favorites or must-haves in the following categories?
Although my hair is naturally curly, I tend to mostly wear it blown straight. I start my week with Olaplex Hair Profector No. 3 to help strengthen my hair. I rely on Kerastase Bain Chroma Riche shampoo followed by Inphenom Treatment conditioner in between coloring to keep my hair looking soft and healthy. I also use Oribe Royal Blowout Heat protection spray when styling and a dab of ORS Olive Oil Edge Control hair gel for neat ponytails and braids.
There is absolutely nothing better than a good makeup day! For me that means amazing lashes, rosy cheeks and glossy lips. I use Chanel LeVolume #10 in Nior mixed with a little Better Than Sex Mascara. But first, I prime my lashes with Lancome’s vitamin infused CILS Booster XL. This white mascara base helps to keep my lashes long, full and healthy.
I love to keep my cheeks glowing and pink with Improper Copper Frost Cream Colour Base by MAC. It has a slight shimmer, which gives a polished look in seconds! It is also super important to invest in that perfect applicator brush. I use 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush, also by MAC.
I am always looking for new ways to recreate my lipstick color. Lately I feel sexiest in a smooth clean lip. I create this look by keeping my lips healthy. I condition them with Jo Malone Vitamin E Lip conditioner. Then I follow with Boy Bait Cremesheen Lip Glass by MAC…and voila! Done. Healthy and beautiful.
Living in California where the sun shines daily, it is so important to protect my skin from harmful rays. I start my skin care regimen each day with Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser to keep blemishes to a minimum. Next I spray on Sibu Beauty Clarifying Toner to balance out the pH levels of my skin. Lastly, I massage a few drops of Burts Bees Brightening Dark Spot Corrector all over to even out my skin tone and follow with Acure Organics SPF Day Cream to protect and hydrate all day long. Once a week I exfoliate with Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub with sea kelp and Chorella growth factor to keep my skin bright, healthy and to prevent dullness.
As much as I despise sitting down in the nail chair, I force myself to get my nails done each week! It is a way to have a much needed hour or to two just to myself. Having three little girls with long curly hair to fix everyday, it is a must that I get manicures with gel polish. It lasts longer and can withstand my active lifestyle. That is also why I choose gel pedicures. This keeps my toes chip free after weekends at the sandy beach and harsh workouts at the gym. As for colors, my go to is either bright neon coral, Rockin’ the Reef by Gelish, or clean white Arctic Freeze, also by Gelish.
I tend to stay inconsistently consistent with my fragrance choices. Floral scents are my absolute favorite. That is why I prefer colognes from Jo Malone London. I am able to combine different fragrances or wear them alone. A few of my favorites include Orange Blossom, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, and my new go to is Mimosa & Cardamom. The bottles are so beautiful; they are fun to collect and are a stunning addition to the look of your vanity counter.
There is only one way I choose to indulge as it pertains to my beauty regimen. Once a month I splurge on a Perfecting Plant Peel facial from Aveda Spa. Their use of plant based products that are naturally derived leave my skin and my mind feeling beautiful and refreshed. I also add an eye treatment to the facial to open up my tired eyes.
Our goal with our Ultimate Beauty Arsenal series is to showcase women who have varying lifestyle and beauty needs, in the hope that you’ll not only be able to relate–but that through reading about their beauty must-haves, you’ll be able to find a few Holy Grail items of your own!