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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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

The Best of Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

When it comes to springtime beauty essentials, soft, girly, pastel palettes and gorgeous packaging are my weak spots. Shop some of my favorite picks of the season below:

  1. bareMinerals eye shadow in Princess (left) and Cultured Pearl (right), $14 each.
  2. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh eau de toilette, sizes from $24-$98.
  3. Guerlain Météorites compact, $62.
  4. Aerin makeup brushes and pouch, $148.
  5. Dior ‘Crème de Rose’ Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm SPF 10, $28.
  6. Chantecaille Save the Bees Eye Palette, $83.
  7. Clé de Peau Beauté Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, $50.
  8. Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette, $32.


Beauty Product Review: Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk

Phytomer Cleansing MilkWinter makes my combination skin downright moody. Since I use toners to safeguard against breakouts and retinol cream to prevent aging, I always have a dry patch somewhere on my face… which, you guessed it, inevitably leads to more breakouts. Desperate to find a soothing cleanser that would end this vicious cycle, I turned to my aesthetician at SoHo’s Skin Care Lab for advice. She suggested Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk. Here’s the lowdown:

Product: Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk
Details: A creamy yet non-greasy cleanser that removes makeup and impurities without stripping skin of its essential oils.
Price: $33.50
Pros: The silky formula gently washes away makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft and soothed while giving me a radiant complexion. The cleanser’s subtle, fresh scent is a major plus!
Cons: As a rule I only use oil-free products, so the fact that one of the ingredients is hazel seed oil doesn’t make me the happiest. It hasn’t made me break out yet, but will it?
Final Say: This cleanser has become an integral part of my before-bed beauty regimen. I love how soothing it is, and appreciate that it’s a cleanser and makeup remover in one. Now I go to bed with soft, clean skin that smells like I’ve just come from a facial. I can’t get enough of it!
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Dry Spell: 5 Winter Beauty Must-Haves

Winter Beauty Regiment

Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, our skin is the real indicator that winter is here to stay. Behold, 5 winter beauty must-haves to stave off flakey elbows, red noses, split ends, and chapped lips.

Shop these winter essentials:

  1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, $43.
  2. Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush, $38.
  3. Jurlique Body Exfoliating Gel, $40.
  4. Eau Thermale Avène Cold Cream Lip Cream, $16.
  5. Living Proof Restore Hair Mask Treatment, $42.

Beautycounter: The Secret to a Healthier Beauty Routine

Beauty Counter

Like most girls in their 20s, I’m a beauty product Fiend (that’s right, with a capital “F”). But as I continue to read about the harmful nature of synthetic skincare and haircare products, I can’t help but feel a desire to switch up my beauty routine and start choosing brands that are healthier.

Enter Beautycounter, a new-ish beauty line that promises to Continue reading “Beautycounter: The Secret to a Healthier Beauty Routine”