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TATCHA: The Luxury Skincare Line Social Media Gurus Go Crazy For. Is it worth the hype?

Admit it. Beauty guru videos and blogs are your guilty pleasure. Don't hide in shame. Everyone watches contouring tutorials on Youtube and kinda sexy lip swatch videos on Instagram. They read lists of the top trending makeup on blogs and online magazines. They screenshot the products and techniques they want to try or save them to a Pinterest board. *raises hand* Shamelessly guilty AF. Whenever I see different bloggers using the same products over, and over, and over, and over, and raving about how this or that is a 'holy grail' product, I wonder if it worth the hype. Or worse, they're doing an ad and not telling you. Regardless of the price tag, the brand, the packaging -tell me how the damn product works and if it is actually that good. 

Case in point: Luxury skincare line, Tatcha. You've seen some the the top beauty influencers talk about Tatcha. The way they delicately display the product or angelically spritz their face for glowing skin *does slow-mo blink towards camera.* Are they just talking about out it because everyone else is talking about it? Is it actually so good that you should try at least one product?

Tatcha is skincare based on Japanese beauty rituals that are simplistic and anti aging. The basis for the products is "Hadasei-3™, a trinity of anti-aging superfoods born from the Japanese diet, and the basis for the original geisha beauty rituals: green tea, rice and algae. Every ingredient is carefully selected and minimally manipulated to be gentle and safe with maximum effectiveness."

My experience with Tatcha began with a Christmas gift that, yes, I totally asked for. A deluxe sample pack of some of Tatcha's best sellers and most hyped products. I fell into the hype. I needed to know if that beautifully packaged skincare I had seen some of my favorite gurus, like Kathleenlights + and Desi Perkins, talk about was worth it. That purple hooked me!

photo from   sephora.com

photo from sephora.com

You don't hear about Tatcha without hearing about the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. If I could give this a higher rating, I would. If you have dry skin, this is your weapon! I used this under make up and It made my skin look radiant. I also loved to use it as a moisturizer on its own. This spray is like the instant results version of the GLAMGLOW Dream Duo Mask, which I reviewed a couple of months ago. My skin was supple like a juicy peach! If there is just one product you needed to try, this would be the one. The formula is like a light moisturizer but with powerful results.

Using an exfoliating powder is an experience. Take a small amount of the powder and mix in just a touch of water. As you massage the mixture on your face and neck, the dead skin just comes off. The Tatcha Classic Rice Enzyme Powder is no different. I was able to get a gentle exfoliation. The only down side I found to this exfoliator was that it wasn't strong enough for my nose. I can get lot's of dead skin around the corners of my nose and this enzyme powder was not enough to tackle my nose. I really enjoyed how the rest of my face looked. Espcially my cheeks. I looked like I had just gotten a spa facial.

Remember how I told that the pores on my nose are big enough to store your Metrocard for safe keeping? Well, they are. I was ready to call BS on this Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel. I was like, "yeah right. don't even. I'm not here for the wild claims." Imagine my shock. Imagine how shook I was when after a few days of using this moisturizer, I saw the pores on my nose -actually smaller. Really? I was shook! There was a catch though. While this gel moisturizer did not dry out my skin, it wasn't enough moisture. After I applied the water gel, I could feel the skin tightness only folks with dry skin can understand. Instead of using the product as a moisturizer, I use it under makeup and focus it on my nose. It's looks flawless!

Ok this is the only product that I have tried from Tatcha that I think you could totally skip even though it is still pretty damn awesome. Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is a silky cleanser. I regularly use oil cleansers to break down any makeup I had worn throughout the day. It melts away my makeup gently without stinging my eyes. I had never liked using an oil cleanser as my general face wash. But this oil is powerful enough to thoroughly clean my face. It is also light enough not to prompt me to go in with my usual cleanser. I like this product, but it's not run out and buy the same one worthy.

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream. The one. The only. The amazing. The too damn good to be true. The too damn expensive to regularly buy. One-hundred-twenty dollars of pure perfection that would be worth every penny should you scour your couch for change to make the purchase. My skin looked better than it did than it did when I was 14 -plump, radiant, and not a hint of a fine line or a pore insight. It was bright and fresh. It felt so smooth. The Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a product you must try. But the Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream is my hands down favorite Tatcha product. I've gone through two deluxe sample size jars and I cherished every last drop. This is the star of the show! I love it!!!! I don't understand how such a light feeling moisturizer could have results of a day at the spa!

Tatcha is not just hyped up. Its line of Japanese perfected skin care that is worth trying! Even if it is just once. They smell heavenly, perform better than you can imagine, and are beautifully packaged. I can't get enough!!!

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Beauty Horoscope: Aries 2017

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Alright, Aries. It's time to add fuel to the element that burns in your soul. Fire fills you with energy. So should your beauty rituals. Reds will emblazon your competitive nature. While most will find red to be an intimidating color to work with, you can draw inspiration from it. The warmth of reds connects you to Mars, your ruling planet. Often you rely on makeup techniques that are comfortable to you. But in the season of Aries, you must be bold. This Spring and Summer, draping blush will be everywhere. It is a throwback to the 80s. With a light fluffy brush, apply your blush high on your cheekbone. Sweep the color into your crease, temple, or brow bone. Here are some product recommendations and beauty inspo for every Aries. 

Top Beauty Picks for Aries


Skincare

Sk-II  Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

J. One  Black Jelly Pack; $47

J. One Black Jelly Pack; $47

Sunday Riley  Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Aztec Secret  Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Tatcha  Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

First Aid Beauty  Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

Boscia  Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

IT Cosmetics  Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

Lush  Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

Lush Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

L'Oreal Paris  Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Origins  GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Beauty

Glam Glow  Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Glam Glow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Yves Saint Laurent Les  Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Bite Beauty  Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bobbi Brown  Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Static Nails  All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

Static Nails All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

L'Oreal  Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

NARS  NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

Make Up For Ever  Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red ( brink red sheen ); $23

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red (brink red sheen); $23

Lancome  Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Clinique  Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Art for Aries

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available  here

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available here

Aries by Musya print availanle  here

Aries by Musya print availanle here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available  here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available here

Info on Aries from here

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