Happy Black Friday! We are so excited to bring you a special Friday Deal from the one and only Tata Harper! This special line is the total package in terms of natural skincare—pure and powerful natural ingredients, luxurious and effective formulations, and gorgeous packaging. What clean beauty lover doesn’t dream of visiting Tata’s organic farm in Vermont where she grows many of the ingredients for her small batch skincare line? Well let us bring the farm to you, wink wink.
Tata Harper is giving NMDL readers exclusive early access to their Friends & Family Sale! The offer is 15% off any order, plus a free “Be Adored Lip Treatment” with orders over $500. Just use the promotion code ADORED at checkout.
The promotion is available until 11:59 pm PST December 4, 2013. The normal, site-wide promotion begins on 12/2, but shop early with your exclusive NMDL access to nab limited edition treats and online exclusives like the Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask. Through the holiday season all orders over $40 receive free shipping. In addition to the NMDL promotion, Tata Harper is featuring a Black Friday promotion that includes:
- Free Deluxe Repairative Moisturizer with any purchase over $100, code BFM
- Free Deluxe Rejuvenating Serum with any purchase over $250, code BFS
- Free Deluxe Boosted Contouring Serum with any purchase over $500, code BFB
Only 1 promotion code can be used on any order. The Black Friday promotion expires tonight at 11:59 pm PST.
So what do we recommend? Susannah can’t decide what she loves more—the Resurfacing Mask or the Limited Edition Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask. Siobhan (and most of us at NMDL) are obsessed with the Irritability Treatment, an aromatherapy roll-on that we wear like a perfume. And when Susannah splurged on the Be Adored lip treatment, included in her Makeup Monday post, she discovered the perfect rosy-tinted lip balm that she cannot live without. Don’t forget about the Regenerating Cleanser, another favorite of Siobhan’s. There are so many things to love! Try a sampling of the line with some of their gift and travel beauty sets.
What Tata Harper products do you love? What’s going in your shopping cart?
Here’s to family, friends, and good health.
Check in with us tomorrow for a special Friday Deal from Tata Harper!
In the shower…
Outside the shower…
I then put on my cozy plaid robe and have some oatmeal and green tea while snuggling with my cat before doing my hair and makeup. It’s my time to relax before my hectic workday begins.
Thanks for sharing Ariel! Love the sound of the Midnight Honey Body Oil and cuddling with cats, too.
I’ve become a true mask enthusiast over the last few years. I love the variations you find in natural skincare and the range of purposes they serve. Most of the masks I use are a blend of clays, spices, and herbs that give me the classic mud-mask look. (Think Osmia or May Lindstrom.) Let’s just say I don’t walk out of the house to get the mail in one of these masks. Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask, which dries to a clear paper-thin finish, is a total departure from many of the masks I use. It’s what I grab when I want a gentle, nourishing treatment that also packs a pore cleansing punch.
Tata Harper recently launched a limited edition, seasonal version of this cult classic—the Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask. So which one should you try?
Let me tell you a little about both. The main active ingredients in the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask are aloe vera, white willow bark extract, pink clay, pomegranate enzymes, beet extract, and witch hazel. Lots to love there, right? This combination hydrates, repairs, exfoliates, calms redness, and prevent breakouts. The Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask builds off the stellar ingredient list of the original with a seasonal twist—wild plum blossom extract, of course! Plucked from a small organic farm in Missouri, the wild plum blossoms were harvested and distilled on the same day. This special ingredient is a natural humectant that provides intense hydration and helps plump the skin. In addition, the pink clay from the original is replaced by purple French clay that’s high in minerals like magnesium to help detoxify pores without stripping the skin.
Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask is recommended for all skin types, once a week, for oil and blemish control. Though I don’t really have blemishes to treat, it really brightens my skin tone, calms the redness I’m prone to, and minimizes my pores. The Resurfacing Mask is so gentle and weightless that when I first tried it, I wasn’t convinced it was going to perform. Wrong! I love the way my skin looks afterward. Seriously, I used this while visiting my grandmother, and the first moment she saw me—without even knowing I’d just used this mask—she put her hands to her cheeks and declared, “Oh your skin looks so pretty!” Now that’s instant results!
Both masks are the gentlest I’ve ever used. They share a unique jelly-like texture that is soothing. It doesn’t cause your face to tighten very much when it dries, so it’s comfortable to wear for a long period of time. In fact, I practically forget I have it on. You’re supposed to smear on a thick layer and let it rest for 20-30 minutes, but I always go longer than that. It can also be used as a spot treatment overnight. I like to rinse the mask off in the shower, damping my face a bit and massaging the mask back into its original gel texture. Then I let it sit some more while I do my thing in the shower. It rinses clean, and you’re left with a baby soft, glowing face.
The Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask is said to deliver the benefits of a glycolic peel without the redness, irritation, or downtime. Does it? Indeed. While the Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask has the same resurfacing and oil-controlling results as the original, it is definitely more hydrating. Since it doesn’t pull at my skin at all, I can sleep in it all night without noticing. I’d recommend it for anyone, especially during cold weather, but I’d recommend it for those with dry skin over the original Resurfacing Mask. The same seasonal ingredients that give the Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask its potency also make it a very limited edition release. Only 600 masks were produced!
If you want to scoop one up, perhaps you should wait until Friday and check back with us for a little Tata Harper surprise, hint hint.
Happy Makeup Monday! As a lover of makeup, this is my favorite new series on the site. I never get sick of hearing what people paint their face with, and looking at the contents of my bag I’m feeling like it might be time to try some new stuff!
Have you submitted yours? If you want to share send us a snap of what’s in your makeup bag to nomoredirtylooks at gmail dot com with the subject line MAKEUP MONDAYS. Just follow the format below!
Name: Alexandra Spunt (or Alexandra Scott, when I’m feeling wifey)
Where I live: Los Angeles
My relationship with makeup: It’s a love of affair. I’ve been obsessed with the stuff since early childhood when all make-believe roads led to an excuse to put on makeup. It was the 80s, so there was a lot of blue eye shadow and frosted lips—admittedly a weird look for a kid. All grow’d up though and I’m still in awe of the transformative power that a little lipstick or a swipe of blush can have on my face, and—if we’re being honest—the way I’m feeling about my face. That said I’m a minimalist. I like what I like, and I don’t get too crazy with the stuff most days. On rare occasions I even let my mug just do its bare thing, but that’s way less fun.
What’s in my makeup bag.
So I don’t exactly have a makeup bag but I do have many bags and pouches that I am continually transferring my favorite items into. That’s also how I lose stuff. (Like a giant pot of Laura Mercier minerals? Sure.) Featured above are my current staples. There’s also a drawer in my bathroom where I occasionally pluck out gems I’ve forgotten about that are then put back into rotation. And if you like the pouch in this pic… good! It’s part of another project I have my paws in, so check it out here.
Ok, onto the goods.
Jane Iredale Active Light blahdeblah: Honestly, I can never remember the name of this product but I can’t tell you how many tubes of this I’ve gone through over the years. It is a no-fail faker under the eyes and around my nose. When I’m feeling a little splotchy I just spread it all over—starting from the inside out y’all, never put foundation type stuff around the hairline—and it never looks caked on.
Studio 78 Bronzing Powder (We Evade): I LOVE this bronzer. I use it like a blush and usually apply it with my fingers to the area below my cheekbones (the apples I guess?). Sometimes I run a bit over the bridge of my nose as well. On the subject of blushes and bronzers, I’m actually not sure why there’s such a distinction? The way I see it, one just makes you look sun-kissed and the other wind-kissed, no?
Juice Beauty CC Cream: Me and the whole gang have already raved endlessly about this stuff. Just try it if you haven’t.
RMS Beauty rapture, karma and luminizer: Is there anything left to say about rms that we haven’t yet? Is there anyone here who doesn’t use it? Speak up!
Ilia Lipstick (Bang Bang): There’s barely any lipstick left in this tube. Of course I also use it on my cheeks because I’m a big fan of the matching lip and cheek. It’s such a clean look, especially if you also skip the eye.
Vapour Mulit-Use: Yet another lip-to-cheek winner. You can see there’s a theme here, and also that I’m a bit lazy. They’re all different though, consistency-wise. This one has particularly good lasting power too.
Bare Minerals: So random, and I’m not even sure if they’re clean! I bought these in a panic when my husband sprung a lunchtime double-date on me with new friends—so not his style—and I had a whopper on my face. I’d lost my Laura Mercier minerals, and when you really need coverage minerals are just the best. Especially if you use a brush like the one in the picture and just dab it right on the problem spot.
Dirty mascara + liquid eyeliner: Busted! When it comes to liquid eyeliner and mascara I have yet to find one that truly competes with the chems. Sadly, I do wear the mascara everyday whereas the eyeliner is only when I’m feeling extra fresh and want a little wing-tip.
Ok, now tell me, what’s missing from this makeup bag? I’m all ears.