We Love Lashes Wednesday- Tarte Cosmetics

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to review a new mascara! Because I love lashes! Better yet EVERYONE loves lashes! And since I am a product junkie I’m still on the hunt to find my PERFECT mascara.

Today’s lash victim is Tarte Cosmetics. I chose to try a primer this time around which I don’t usually do because they never really work out in my favor. I chose the Tarte Lash Primer along with the Tarte Lights Camera lashes mascara in black. I received these in a sample package from a Sephora order and I am glad I did. One reason I am glad i got these as a sample is because the Primeeyes Tarte Lash Primer alone is $22 and if this is something that I will be needing to replace once every 3 months I need to make sure the investment is worth it! And secondly, I love sample mascaras because for some reason the smaller brush in the sample size and the miniature size handle works better for me and my tiny hands!

So let’s talk about what the product is supposed to do:

Tarte Lash Primer: High performance primer with natural ingredients (Hydroplant) to enhance volume and length of lashes.

Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes! : 4 in 1 mascara designed to lengthen, curl, volumize and condition. Tarte’s motto a push up bra for your lashes! It’s active ingredient for conditioning the lashes is Olive Esters.

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So here is a photo of my lashes before, lashes with primer, and lashes with primer and mascara.

I definitely noticed an increase in volume and length. Next time around I would love to try it with just the mascara alone to see the amount of length and volume I get from just the Mascara. Plus the primer made it a little clumpier than I usually like my lashes to look. But, you can totally see the primer does it’s job because my lashes definitely lengthened and thickened within one application. The primer and mascara definitely talk the talk and I would rate it a 6 out of 10 and that is only for the bunching of the lashes with the primer

The best thing about Tarte cosmetics is that it is made with less chemicals and these products are formulated without parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic fragrance, and triclosan. Perfect for someone who wants to find a cosmetic line that is more on the natural side.

We Love Lashes Wednesday! – on the journey to find MY PERFECT mascara.

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Manic Monday: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask review

It’s Monday again! And I’m back with another cure for the Monday blues! When you get home kick off your shoes and relax your feet and try this organic, natural resurfacing mask by Tata Harper.

Have you guys heard of Tata Harper? Such an unbelievable line of skincare and aromatherapy products! First of all it is 100% natural ingredients, and non-toxic ingredients 100% of the time! That is extremely hard to come by with a skincare line. They manufacture their own products! They manufacture in small batches in their Vermont lab to ensure the freshness of their products. There formulas are concentrated with anywhere from 9 to 29 active ingredients in every single bottle! And best of all, all of the ingredients are grown on their own farm in Vermont to make sure that they are completely organic!

This company is also animal cruelty free there is no testing on animals what so ever!

ImageSo the mask that I will be talking about today and absolutely love is the resurfacing mask! This mask is designed to get your skin glowing immediately! It’s primary focus is to eliminate dull skin cells, and minimize the appearance of pores and keep the skin looking soft! It’s great for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin eczema or rosacea it is not recommended.

How to use:

Can be used once a week for oil and blemish control.

For immediate glow apply a thick layer on a clean face.

Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes! 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water. This product can also be used as a spot treatment, put a dab on blemish and let sit over night.

Because these products are extremely natural make sure to store in a cool dry place.

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Gel like consistency.

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Thick layer applied over face.

The Tata Harper resurfacing mask is 81% organic, with 11 Active Ingredients. Some of the Active Ingredients in this product are:

Pink Clay: Reduces pore size,detoxifies and tones without stripping the skin

Beet extract: promotes hydration in the outer layers of the skin

White willow extract: gently exfoliates

Witch hazel: minimizes pores and reduces inflammation

and

Aloe vera: naturally stimulates healthy cell growth!

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This is my Before and After of the Tata Harper resurfacing mask. You can really see the instant gratification of the brighter smoother skin.

If you ever get the chance to try this product you will be surprised at the results considering it is all natural botanicals! It runs about $55 a jar and can be found at the Tata Harper website http://www.tataharperskincare.com or  at your local Space NK  or the Space NK website http://www.spacenk.com. If you go to a Space NK they will be able to provide you with a sample that way you can give it a try before purchasing!

Make your Monday not so Manic and try this resurfacing mask, the ingredients will not only provide you with brighter and softer skin, but the scent of the botanicals will soothe your soul like aromatherapy.

I am glam.

I am gluttony.