Virtual Vanity: The Beauty Bounty You Need Right Now

From skin, teeth to lips — when you look good, you feel good.

Just when I think I’ve sloughed with every scrub, shellacked my lids with every shadow, and smeared my body with every lotion, a whole new crop of cosmetic goodness comes out. Yay! Thankfully, I’m tasked with testing it all out for you and reporting back with just the really, really great stuff. Here’s what I am loving right this second:


Beautiful Pearly Whites

This thing is like a really chic retainer that promises to whiten your teeth after just one use. Here’s the deal: you squeeze this super sticky clear gel into both sides and push a little gray button. After getting the green light go-ahead, cram the Pearl into your mouth (my friend told me I looked identical to a Cabbage Patch doll. Hot!) and let it work its magic for about 5 minutes. I noticed an obvious difference after the first time. After completing the routine about five times my teeth are so bright they’re momentarily blinding.

Tanda Pearl | $195

Beautiful Skin

Are you really, really lazy? I try to be super obsessive about my skin, but sometimes I want an easy all-purpose product to cleanse, tone, and generally just calm me down. This water is wonderful; it truly does it all. Personally, I love to store my beauty products in the fridge to really amp up the indulgence factor (and confuse house guests), which I highly suggest doing with this product.

Melvita Cleansing Micellar Water | $22

Beautiful Pout

Like most girls, the absolute LAST thing in the world I need is another lip gloss. Every single one of my handbags is like the lip product version of “Hoarders”. Scary. Still! The latest batch of glosses from tarte are so mega-cute I just can’t resist. I know. Shocker. How cute are they though! Even if you aren’t swayed by pretty floral packaging, you’ll love the light, non-sticky formula.

tarte Maracuja Divine Shine lip gloss | $21