Beauty Review: Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser

Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser Review

I just finished my bottle of Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser and after I write this post I’m going online to order another one. Why? Keep reading…

Product: Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser
Details: A non-toxic, balancing facial cleanser made of 100% natural ingredients (like broccoli extract!!), this cleanser washes away toxins, excess oil, and dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed.
Price: $62 at
Pros: This soap-free cleanser has a silky consistency and deep cleans without drying out my face. After use, my skin feels clean, supple, and well-balanced. It also evens out any redness and minimizes the appearance of the pores around my nose and chin–a constant problem for me.  What’s more, this cleanser smells so yummy–like a walk through a field of wild flowers and herbs!
Cons: The expensive price tag. I will say though that it lasts a long time because a little goes a long way.
Final Say: I give it a 5 out of 5. I love that it’s 100% non-toxic, and that it leaves my skin feeling super clean and amazingly soft, smooth, and smelling beautifully. It’s perfect for my combination skin and balances my oily T-zone, especially in the summer.
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Friday Fave: Smith & Cult Lip Lacquers

smithandcultSmith and Cult has just released a new line of lip lacquers! Great news for those of us who prefer paraben-free lip glosses, which also happen to be gluten-free and vegan too. The line of glosses is made up of ultra-feminine, easy-to-wear shades of pink, plum, and red and come in names that are as equally enticing–High Speed Sonnet, Her Name Bubbles, The Lovers, and The Queen Is Dead are just a few. Smith & Cult founder (a.k.a. Hard Candy co-founder) Dineh Mohajer called her line of lacquers The Shining, after Stanley Kubrick’s film, telling Nylon the name “seemed perfectly fitting, since it captured the objectives of the collection: To be shockingly shiny and scary addictive.” Prepare to be hooked.

Smith & Cult is available at Neiman Marcus

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Josie Maran Argan Balm

Josie Maran Argan Balm ReviewSkin Saver: Josie Maran Argan Balm

After hearing so many great things about Josie Maran Argan Balm, I finally picked it up at Sephora a few weeks ago. Aside from my face, the rest of my skin is chronically dry so I was excited to use the head-to-toe moisture treatment for things like dry elbows and post-shave relief. But to my surprise I discovered that Argan Balm can be used for so much more!

Besides taming flyaways and moisturizing your skin, lips and nails, this lightweight, fragrance-free miracle balm also:
1.) Soothes sunburned skin
2.) Smoothes fine lines around the eyes
3.) Tames and defines eyebrows
4.) Highlights cheekbones to provide a natural, dewy look
5.) Treats and lessens the severity of paper cuts

Mood Board Monday: Gray

Bona Style Gray Moodboard

I have a weakness for gray in every shade, especially when it’s cold outside. I love it light-hued, heathered, and strewn across my couch in the form of a comfy, cashmere throw. I love it as a rich, charcoal turtleneck that warms my senses and my skin. I love matching it with shy pastels during the day and brazen metallics at night. I love it for its muted elegance and for its demureness. I love that I can spell it two different ways: gray or grey. And most of all, I love it for all of the possibilities it offers.

Shop the look:

  1. T by Alexander Wang Grey Scuba Stripe Jumper, $350.
  2. Burberry Beauty Nail Polish in Storm Grey, $22.
  3. J.Crew Covered Hangers, $22.50.
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Art Palette Eye Shadow – 01, $60.
  5. Lulu Frost Ingrid Floral Crystal Necklace, $373.
  6. Patent Slipper with Tassels, $59.90.
  7. Valextra Cat Bag Charm, $250.

How to Avoid a Fashion Crisis on New Year’s Eve

NYE Style InspoEveryone knows that New Year’s eve is overrated, and yet we put so much pressure on ourselves to make it THE BEST night of the year. The least we can do is take the guesswork out of getting dressed for the occasion. Whether I’m spending the New Year skiing in the Rockies or in this concrete jungle I call home, I always stick to the same uniform–sequins and jazzy nails. This year I’m throwing in smudge-proof lip stain and an easy undo to complete my look.

No matter what you decide to wear, just remember that you look best when you feel most comfortable.

Happy partying!