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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I am slowly but surely perfecting my skincare game. Last year I switch to almost all clean products and I have never looked back. I have found the products that work best for my skin and I am so happy with the results. Dewy, hydrated and clean are the name of the game for this dry skin gal. So without further adieu, The Clean Beauty Edit

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Amazon Beauty


Amazon Beauty

Today is the second post in the Best of Amazon series and if you haven’t guessed it yet, it’s all about beauty. I have started to narrow down by morning, night and weekend (yes, weekend) beauty routines and I’ve found how easy it is to re-order my empties along with my other usual goodies from Amazon.

Rodin Lip Balm | French Girl Oil | Exfoliating Instant Facial | Regenerating Cleanser | Hyaluronic Serum | Patchology Eye Mask | French Girl Facial Moisturizer | Rodin Cream | Eve Lom Cleanser | Rahua Shampoo and Conditioner | Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask | Herbivore Rose Mist

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Summer Beauty

It has been a minute since we last chatted about skincare. I am still learning so much about clean beauty, but I have definitely started playing favorites, ie: Tata Harper and RMS Beauty being on my top shelf. In the last couple months I have added a few new tools and products to my routine. 

Tata Harper Cleanser / TULA Exfoliating Mask / Tan Luxe-The Face / Herbivore Rose Mist / Goop Face Cream / Lilah B. Lip & Cheek / DermaFlash / Ice Roller (just $12!)

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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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Tata Harper Natural Skincare

A few months back I attended a luncheon with Tata Harper, the creator of the all natural beauty line. I was fortunate enough to sit next to her during the lunch and learned a great deal about natural beauty, wellness and the importance of skincare. I should start by saying her skin was glowing, but more importantly she was the most kind and generous lady. I was so happy to have met the women who created such wonderful products.

Resurfacing Mask / Cleanser / Hydrating Essence / Face Serum / Eye Serum / Moisturizer / Face Oil 

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When it comes to my winter beauty routine, the first thing I think about is moisturizer. With the dry, cold weather my skin begs for something silky and soft.  Last year, I was introduced to Tata Harper and her amazing all natural skincare line.  Ever since that first introduction, I have been trying all of her products, however my absolute favorite is her Reparative Moisturizer.  Not only does it smell amazing but it keeps my face feeling refreshed all day. Since Tata uses only natural ingredients, I know the products are wonderful for my skin and I love the glow it gives my face in the morning.

I have talked about this before, but now being in my mid-twenties I have really tried to focus on taking care of my skin.  This fall I was able to stop into the Espa Spa for my first-ever facial (I do not know why I waited so long to experience the amazingness).  Like I already knew, the esthetician told me my skin was extremely dry.  Espa Spa at the Joule has their own line of amazing moisturizers and she recommended I use the Calm and Soothing line to give me that supple and silky skin I was looking for. Both products are my go-to in my morning and night routine.  I always love to hear about new and amazing products, do you have any favorite winter products you love?

*Tata Harper is offering 15% off this week by using the code FF2014


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With my upcoming nuptials, I have really been trying to step up my beauty game.  I am a total creature of habit when it comes to skincare and makeup.  I started using Tata Harpers Regenerating Cleanser and the Rebuilding Moisturizer back in December, and I can’t imagine using anything else on my face.  I finally caved and bought a Clarisonic last year, but other than that my regimen is pretty minimal. I have been wanting to try a eyelash conditioner for sometime now, but I wasn’t sure if it would actually work. That is, until I saw my momma last month and noticed her eyelashes were soooo long (she thinks they doubled in length).  Thanks to my parents for listening to my “hints,” they sent me a bottle of RevitaLash to try for my birthday.  Per my fiance, his one request for the wedding is that I do not wear any fake eyelashes (it’s a long story for another time), so hopefully this RevitaLash keeps my eyelashes looking long and healthy. After doing some research, I should notice a difference within the first 3 months….so keep your fingers crossed for me. Do you have any beauty products you swear by, please share with my in the comments section.


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When Summer rolls around, I am always on the search for the best new beauty products.  My skin and hair tend to be on the dry side all year long, so there are a few go-to products I use season after season. After a lot of failed attempts, I have finally come to find a few products that give my face a fresh glow.

One of my favorites is Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil, it keeps my skin moisturized all day long without that gross greasy feeling.  In the summer, I love to let my hair air dry and add a few spritzes of Sea Mist to give it a “just got out of the ocean” look.  Another one of my favorite things I use to transition from Winter to Summer, is to change up my fragrance.  I am currently on a Chloe kick, but there are so many citrusy scents that are perfect for those hot summer days.

What are your go-to Spring/Summer beauty products? I am always on the lookout for new products to add to my rotation.




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photography by ALB for A Dash of Details


ADOD_LATELY1-25-6After a week away from the blog, I am finally back and with lots of updates. Last week I had a mini meltdown mostly due to complete exhaustion and being sick. Working full time, blogging, starting to plan a wedding, and still trying to have a life, really caught up with me; resulting in a total breakdown. Instead of pushing myself like I normally would, I decided to take a break from all the extras, focus on work and go to bed early every night. Yesterday was the first day I finally felt back to normal. Thankfully, woke up feeling completely inspired.

Also, a little side note: *I am still getting used to this new blog format and just realized that you can no longer follow me on Bloglovin’ without re-subscribing, so here you go folks- use this link to follow me on Bloglovin’. I guess it is better late than never :) Follow my blog with Bloglovin

ADOD_LATELY1-25-3That feeling of complete exhaustion started with a trip to NYC to fulfill my MOH duties for my cousin’s bachelorette party, and boy, it was great time.  I made these tote bags with each girls’ initial embroidered in her wedding colors, a bottle of champagne, a few of my favorite Essie polishes, and all sorts of pink/red lipsticks that were stuffed inside. There were lots of other fun activities, but what happens in New York, stays in New York :)


Is anyone else sick of this cold, dry weather yet? I have been dreaming I lived in California at the moment, but until that day I have been using this Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask to keep my skin healthy and smooth.

ADOD_LATELY1-25-5A few recent favorites- these Zara booties and a little lace (just in time for V-Day)

ADOD_LATELY1-25-4I think you know by now, but Patrick and I love to travel. Currently we are planning our trips for Spring (6 and counting…) Oh, and a little bubbly engagement gift from a friend.

ADOD_LATELY1-25-8I have been sipping on this lately, kind of obsessed with this grapefruit fizzy water (which is a great alternative to soda, a bad habit I am trying to kick for good)

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photography by ALB for A Dash of Details