If you have been following this blog for more than 5 minutes then you already know that I love Tatcha skin care products.

Tatcha uses ancient Japanese beauty secrets and time tested ingredients found in Japan’s oldest beauty book to create one of the most spectacular skin care lines in the world. Tatcha products are incredibly high performance – you see immediate results in your skin. They also are exquisitely luxurious, and make glorious gifts both for others and for yourself.

I like to buy their gift sets as gits for others and also for myself. Their packaging is beautiful, and the story of each product comes on a vellum scroll, telling you the history behind the ingredients and what makes this product so special. I have bought myself Tatcha Gift Sets for years, they are just so incredibly lovely.

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There are plenty of gift sets to choose from, and although I am not allowed to tell the specifics of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions until they launch, I would suggest checking everything out now and then hitting the buy now button on Monday…

Here is the Tatcha Gift Set page. One of the selections I want to highlight is the new Obon Gift Sets. You choose from normal to oily skin, normal to dry skin, dry skin and sensitive skin types, and your four full sized product set comes with a custom tray coated in 22.5 carat gold leaf.

Get the NEW Obon Tray Nourishing Ritual Gift Set (normal to dry skin) for ONLY $335 ($420 value) at Tatcha.com! No code required at checkout. While quantities last!

At a lower price point the award winning Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, infused with 23 carat gold flakes is paired with a mirror coated in 23 carat gold leaf and a keepsake box that makes a gorgeous gift.

Get the Kissed With Gold Gift Set for ONLY $32 ($42 value) at Tatcha.com! While quantities last!

You can see the full list of Tatcha gift sets here

Tatcha Travel Sizes

Tatcha Travel Sized Products

Tatcha Travel Sized products make fabulous stocking stuffers. (They also give you a chance to try out new products.)I have traveled back and forth across the world with Tatcha travel sized products for years. I never get on a plane without Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist in my carry on bag!

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Not sure where to start? These are the travel sized Tatcha products that I take on all my overseas trips:

One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is a super gentle cleanser that dissolves makeup, even waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and the deepest, darkest lip stain you may want to wear. The camellia oil leaves your skin residue free and super soft.

Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder uses rice enzymes to exfoliate and polish your skin. Instead of a rough scrub the enzymes in this product dissolve away dead skin cells and debris on the surface of the skin. At only $15 it is super affordable!

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Tatcha The Essence

Tatcha The Essence is a multi purpose product that softens the skin after cleansing, enhancing the absorption of the rest of your skin care, while at the same time increasing cell turnover, plumping and moisturizing. It instantly doubles your skin’s moisture content and softens fine lines and wrinkles. This is a product that everyone can benefit from using.

Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Serum

For years I have been calling the Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Serum the holy grail of serums. I have never seen or used anything quite like it. It is super hydrating, does deep skin repair work and contains 23 carat gold to give the skin a lit from within (but not sparkly) look. This is my favorite serum ever.

I once had a student with the most violent eczema on her face and hands. She bought this serum, started using it on a Friday and came to class on Monday with clear skin! Even the cracking and bleeding on her hands was healed. Tatcha doesn’t classify this as an eczema or dermatitis healing product, but I tell everyone about it!

Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil

I have traveled with Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil for several years. This is a dry finish oil, so your skin doesn’t feel slimy. When you travel your skin loses so much moisture both from flying and unless you are going somewhere humid it also loses moisture from the dry or just different air and the change in water. This luxurious oil both nourishes and seals in moisture, and has 23 carat gold flakes that make your skin look lit from within.

Tatcha The Silk Cream

I have tried all of the Tatcha moisturizers and have loved each one. Your choice of moisturizer has to be based on your skin type and it’s needs. At the moment I am using this one, The Silk Cream. What I am loving about it is that it is a weightless gel-cream, so your skin doesn’t feel weighed down, and it contains silk protein which makes your skin look gorgeous. (It does all kinds of scientific stuff, but really all I care about is how my skin looks and feels)

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Mist

I absolutely love this product! I spritz Tatcha Luminous Dewy Mist on my skin during long flights to stop it drying out. I also like to spritz it on after rinsing my face in the mornings, and any time I want to refresh my makeup or just make my skin feel nice. I have friends who work in offices in front of computer screens all day, who swear by spritzing a little of this mist during the day to combat the drying effect of whatever it is that eminates from the screen. It is just a lovely, lovely product.

Don’t forget Tatcha on Cyber Monday. Happy shopping!

Build your own custom set of 3 Travel Sizes and get a FREE Limited-Edition Cosmetic Pouch at Tatcha.com! No code required at checkout. While quantities last!






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It’s that time of year again! How did it get here so fast??

It’s time to think about gift giving. Christmas/Hannukah/End of year – whatever it is you celebrate, whether you are buying for yourself or for a gift for someone else I want to start the gift ideas and deals with one of my favorite brands, Stila.

I have been talking about Stila products on the blog all year long.

stila magnificent metals liquid eyeshadow

The Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow gave me life this summer! I used them in my Luca Magazine Summer Beauty Editorial, wore them all over Italy, have been wearing them this fall and will keep wearing them through winter. they are just beyond fabulous!

Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow

I also use Stila’s Aqua Glow perfecting Bronzer both in my pro kit and on myself. I think its the best gel bronzer around, and I’m a pretty tough critic.

The Stila Holiday 2017 collection is fabulous. They have stocking stuffers, small gift sets and large gift sets. Here is their Black Friday deal, available to you starting Thanksgiving day. The link below will take you into the Stila website.

Early Access to Black Friday: 25% OFF Site-Wide and Free Shipping No Minimum starting Thanksgiving Day (11/23) thru Black Friday (11/24)! USE CODE: 25BFSALE at checkout. Sale items excluded.

Happy shopping!



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YSL Rouge Tatouage

Its the season for red lips. Like the other 3 seasons there is no time more perfect for wearing a red lip!

Actually I do believe that fall and winter are the best seasons for red lipstick. In the hot, white light of summer red can be overwhelming, but in the dull light of fall and winter a red lip can be a breath of fresh air. It lightens and brightens your complexion, and makes you both look and feel vibrant, gorgeous and alive.

If you have been following this blog for a while then you already know my favorite red lipsticks, and I will put a list at the end of this post, but I have a new one (or 5!) to add to the list.

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Meet my latest obsession, YSL Rouge Tatouage. I have been wearing it every day and think its the best thing ever.

YSL Rouge Tatouage

YSL Tatouage Couture is a liquid-matte stain that gives you high impact color but with a lightweight, naked feel to it. The color is gorgeously saturated, especially in the bold pinks and the reds. Red lips can be tricky to wear, because not only do you need to get the undertone correct, but with its bold, attention stealing hue you have to get the texture absolutely right. Most matte reds dry the lip out, so a few hours into wearing it your lips look flaky and bubbly, and suddenly your killer red lip is just a mess. Glossy reds are hard to wear because even if they aren’t slipping they typically give the illusion of being on the move, and also look messy.

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Apart from the fabulous selection of colors what I am loving most about the Tatouage reds is the finish. This is a matte that stays looking healthy all day. The ink-like formula is designed to give you 8 hours without needing to reapply. It doesn’t crack or dry out. Lips look both luscious and precise, the two requirements for pulling off red to perfection.

I have a cool skin tone, so the perfect Tatouage red for me is Shade 1, Rouge Tatouage. This is a vibrant pink red. Shade 10, Carmin Statement is a medium blue red and is also great for cool toned girls.

Shade 12, Red Tribe is a rich, true red that I am loving for my olive skinned girls, along with Shade 13, True Orange, a bright coral red. Shade 9, Grenat No Rules is a rust red, also lovely on warmer skins and dark skins.

YSL Rouge Tatouage

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I wish I had bought Rouge Tatouage prior to my Paris trips this year. It is the perfect French girl red that looks completely stunning with very little other makeup.

My other favorite red lipsticks:

MAC Ruby Woo has been a long term favorite blue based red lipstick.

Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red is a classic, old Hollywood red.

Tatcha Kyoto Red is a vermillion, geisha inspired red.

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YSL Rouge Tatouage

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