My morning routine has looked pretty different the last couple months, but one thing that has stayed the same: my skincare routine. A girlfriend of mine gave me a great piece of advice when I was pregnant; take a shower every morning. It was honestly the best takeaway since having our little babe. No matter how tired I am, or even if it means a two minute rinse, I somehow find a few seconds to fit in a quick shower and enjoy an easy skincare routine every morning. I’ve refined my routine slightly since the last time we chatted skincare, so without further adieu my am/pm skincare regimen.

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Summer is slipping through our fingertips and in a blink of an eye the leaves will start changing, the crisp morning air will return and we will forget those long, hot summer days. In effort to not let the next few weeks go to waste, we are checking off the rest of our summer bucket list.  Think: early morning walks to coffee, afternoons at the pool, and sipping rosé on our patio to close out the night. What are your weekend plans?

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Cuyana Travel Case with Clean Beauty Products

This post has been in the making for over a year now and I am so excited to share my morning and night skincare routine.  I made the switch to follow the 80/20 rule last March and have never looked back.

Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser / One Love Cleansing Oil / CE Ferluic Serum / Drunk Elephant Hydration Gel / One Love Organic Vitamin C SerumShaba Complex Eye Serum / Tata Harper Eye Cream / GoldfadenMD Brightening Moisturizer…keep scrolling for the full list

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La Mer Beauty

My top shelf (well, actually my top drawer because our bathroom is lacking a medicine cabinet) had been upgraded by a few products I have been obsessing over. Today, I am sharing my top skincare products that I am always reaching for on the daily.


Goop Instant Facial / Herbivore Face Mist / Kiehl’s Cleansing Oil / Resurfacing Mask / Creme de la Mer / Supergoop Sunscreen / Cuyana Travel Case

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No matter what the season, my skin is always dry.  I  am lucky enough to be blessed with clear skin, but no matter the season, my skin is always craving hydration. Coming from a girl that has dry/sensitive skin, here are a few tips on how to keep that skin glowing and smooth.


The first thing I do in the morning is take a hot shower. I turn on the shower as hot as it will go and let the steam fill the bathroom.  I then hop in and turn down the heat and let the steam open my pores and let the moisture soak in.


This winter Bare Minerals sent me a quiz to find out what skin type I was before sending me their new 3- step Skinsorials line.  After taking the test, I found out (well, already knew) that I was the standard dry/sensitive skin type.  I have to be honest, when it comes to trying new products I am always a little nervous at first. Thankfully trying out the new Skinsorials line was a little easier since I have been a fan of Bare Minerals since high school. It was actually the first non-drug store makeup I ever purchased and I still use their powder foundation to this day!

My 3-Step Skinsorials Routine

Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil.  Oil cleansing has been all the rage lately, but until now I had never tried one because I was so nervous it was going to leave my face feeling greasy.  Well, I was completely wrong.  When you wash your face, gently massage the oil onto your dry skin and then lightly dampen your fingers.  This will activate the scent of Lavender and Tangerine and leaves your skin feeling silk smooth.

Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion. Serums are pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.  The older I get, the more and more I noticed those little fine lines around my eyes and forehead.  Honestly, I should have started taking better care of my skin when I was younger, but now I am doing everything I can to help prevent the signs of aging.  This new serum helps to promote your skin’s vitality and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (yes, please!).  The best part is that it smells amazing.

Butter Drench.  This restorative rich cream soaks into my super dry skin and leaves it feeling so moisturized.  I have been using it every night and I love the feeling of waking up with soft skin.

You can pick out your 3-part ritual here based on your skin type.


I am so guilty of not doing this, but it really does make a huge difference for keeping your skin glowing and moisturized.


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*The post was created in collaboration with Bare Minerals. 



I love being introduced to new skincare lines, so when Lindsey told me about Rodan + Fields, I could not wait to try out these new products. As I get older, the more I realize how important it is to take care of your skin, especially the importance of starting early.  If you are like me, in my mid 20s, you are probably starting to see those fine lines or the unfortunate sun spots. I have to say, spending most of my childhood days outside in sunny Arizona did not help my aging skin.  But who really wants to hear about that.

So back to Rodin + Fields. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, who were the creators of Proactive, started their company when they wanted to bring dermatology based skincare to everyone. They use products that create real results.  Some of the videos and transformations are crazy (check them out on the websiteRodan + Fields is different than most skincare companies. Not only do the products offer great results, but you have your own independent consultant to help you with all of your skincare needs. Thanks to Lindsey, I have been using a combination of a few products she recommended that give your skin a fresh glow.  I just started but I am already seeing instant results.

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photography by ALB for  A Dash of Details and Rodan + Fields

* This post is sponsored by Lindsey, a Rodan + Fields consultant and real life sorority sister. Products were gifted but all opinions about the Rodan + Fields are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make A Dash of Details possible! 



One of my goals for 2014 is to start a skincare routine, but more importantly to use all natural products. The second I turned 25; I started noticing wrinkles on my forehead, around my eyes, and mouth. I know you might laugh but it seriously was the instant I looked in the mirror on my 25th birthday.  At that moment I realized how important a regular beauty routine really is for your skin’s health. Honestly, until now I have never taken wonderful care of my skin and face. I have been blessed with a pretty clear face my entire life so using soap and store brand face lotion tended to be my daily routine.  When I realized that these products were just not cutting it anymore (my face started to peel and those ugly lines started to show), my mom suggested I find a skincare line that will help nourish my dry skin.  After reading a ton of articles and reviews on different skincare lines, I found Tata Harper.

I wish I had started using these products 10 years ago, because as Tata says, “it is never to early to start focusing on your skin’s health”.  Being from Columbia, skincare was always important to Tata. When she was old enough and could not find any products that were 100% natural she decided to create her own. In order to learn more about the 100% natural skincare line, I was fortunate to speak with someone on Tata’s staff.  Clare answered all of my questions about the benefits of using an all-natural skincare regimen.  It was astonishing how much I did not know about the importance of skincare and skin health.

Being somewhat of a health freak, I really limit the amount of medicine and chemicals that go into my body (another one of my goals this year is to eat CLEAN), so why would I allow those chemicals to be soaking into my skin everyday? Most (a scary number of) drug store and department store beauty brands contain fillers. If you don’t know what filler is, it is a useless ingredient that either makes a product creamy, smell better, or contains preservatives to increase the life of the product.  GUYS, FILLERS ARE SO BAD! Tata’s philosophy is to use the least amount of fillers as possible, so only the most potent and active ingredients (between 9 and 29) are used on your skin.  They also make all of their products at their beautiful Vermont laboratory; someday I hope I can go visit this marvelous place.  Tata is completely hands on when it comes to creating, researching, and producing her products.

So here it is, for you guys to start the new year off on the right track Tata Harper is offering one LUCKY reader their Winter Moisturizing Essentials set.  These five daily essentials will keep your skin looking silky smooth and moisturized during these long winter days (especially this extreme cold that I know most of you are experiencing).

Step 1: Refreshing Cleanser: This product cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes the skin while leaving it soft with no film layer like most normal soaps do. I am a huge fan of the smell of this cleanser which is made from the essential oils that are created at the Tata Laboratory in Vermont.

Step 2: Reparative Moisturizer *my favorite product*: use two pumps over your face and neck to keep your skin hydrated all day and night. Made with 28 natural humectants, it hydrates your skin without using any fillers.

Step 3: Replenishing Nutrient Complex: Perfect for blemishes, red spots, and those unwanted little lines (we all have them). This multivitamin is a weightless serum that protects the skin from the everyday environmental wear and tear and boots the skins renewal process at night.

Step 4: Be Fierce: Talk about hydration, this lip treatment hydrates and nourishes lips all day b using Green Tea and Acai Oils. It is perfect for those super cold, dry days.

Step 5: Revitalizing Body Oil: This anti-aging treatment delivers complete rejuvenation to the entire body making it look smoother and visibly healthier.  Don’t forget your hands! This is a great product to keep your hands looking young and wrinkle- free.

Are you ready for a new you? Or at least better skin? Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below for your chance to win this Tata Harper Winter Moisturizing Essentials Set ($95 value!).  The winner will be announced on Friday.  Good Luck!
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photography by ALB for A Dash of Details