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Favorite Tarte Skin Care

Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 4.55.26 PMTarte Frxxxtion Stick 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

I originally received a travel-sized version of the Tarte frxxxtion stick 3-in-1 exfoliating cleanser in an Ipsy bag. It quickly became one of my favorite exfoliating products and I use it at least once a week.

It contains diatomaceous earth microexfoliants: fossilized sea algae that absorb surface oil and toxins while acting as a gentle exfoliant. It does not have a strong scent.

Best Quality

The particles in this exfoliating cleanser are finely milled and gentle enough to use every day.

IMG_1319Rainforest of the Sea™ 4-in-1 Setting Mist

This is a setting spray, but it also primes, sets, hydrates and refreshes skin. It helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. According to the Tarte web site, it contains the Rainforest of the Sea™ complex: a proprietary blend of algae and marine flower extracts that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin. It also contains the following:

  • orange peel oil: helps promote collagen production and reduce puffiness for youthful-looking skin
  • sea water: provides intense hydration and minerals to quench & nourish skin
  • lentil seed extract: helps minimize the appearance of pores
  • caffeine: helps improve microcirculation while reducing the appearance of redness and puffiness
  • coconut oil: antioxidant-rich oil that helps smooth and nourish skin
  • lavender oil: soothes and tones skin

This is is a product that can be used before or after applying makeup. The mist has fine enough droplets that it can be applied (and reapplied) throughout the day to refresh your skin without ruining the look of any powder or cream makeup.

Best Quality

In our daily environment there are countless pollutants/toxins that tax the skin. Lavender oil has antioxidants that help prevent and counteract the negative effects of pollutants and can calm redness or inflammation in the skin.

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 1.57.12 PMWhat are some of your favorite Tarte skincare items? Let me know in the comments below.

Notice: This is not sponsored. All products have been purchased by me.


Enjoy a brief glimpse into my new novel, Starter Zone, coming this September!

Cover reveal coming soon.

When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail. Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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