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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Giveaway : Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers (2/6/11)


TATCHA founder Vicky Tsai once endured the questionable joy that many of us have before (or perhaps currently endure...)- the joy of filling up a vanity with bottle after bottle, vial after vial of expensive beauty products. After traveling to Asia, Vicky discovered the joys of a much more minimal approach to beauty and as a result created Tatcha.

Tatcha is a maker of Japanese beauty papers (aburatorigami) which are perfect for freshening up bare skin (Tatcha suggests using them after moisturizing before applying makeup) and as blotting sheets for absorbing excess oil without disturbing makeup. Tatcha beauty papers are particularly special in that they are handmade in Japan with all natural, 100% Abaca leaf and gold flake- no synthetic colors, fragrances or powders involved, making the papers perfect for those of any skin type, including sensitive.

The papers are surprisingly gorgeous, speckled lightly with thin gold leaf that sparkles and looks stunning against the natural beige fibers of the papers. The sheets are generously portioned into ~3.75" squares and size of the paper is not only functional (you need only one sheet for the entire face and the durability enables you to use both sides of the sheet), but the also lends to premium, luxurious look and feel.



After trying these papers out, they have definitely become one of my favorite beauty items! I especially love that they are unscented and have a such a natural, elegant look to them without the use of any additional, added coloring. Performance-wise they are excellent! The papers aren't flimsy and don't rip, they feel great against the skin and, most importantly, nicely remove excess oil without disturbing makeup for a nice, matte face. I also tried these papers after moisturizing since I am oily skin prone and absorbing up the excess skin care product was definitely a wonderful way to prime the the skin for makeup.

While I love using these papers myself, I think they would also make an excellent and unique gift for any beauty lover. The papers are gorgeously packaged and would certainly be a welcome gift!

Tatcha Aburatorigami can be purchased online on the TATCHA website ($12 for one pack of 30 sheets, $30 for 3 packs) and at various retail locations including Henri Bendel and C.O Bigelow.

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Tatcha is generously offering three (3) readers a single pack (30 sheets) of blotting papers ($12 value) !

To Enter: Visit the Tatcha website and leave a comment letting me know a Tatcha item you might pick up for yourself or for a gift, something you learned from the website or something you like about the products.

Bonus Entry 1: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect, RSS OR via email (post your email address)
Bonus Entry 2: Follow The Wide World Of and Vicky at Tatcha on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway (or retweet here) + leave a link to your tweet or re-tweet (you may tweet once per day for one extra entry each).

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Please also leave your contact info in one of your comments (email address, facebook link, twitter ID, etc.) or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end February 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to readers in the US and US territories only. Good luck!

*I was provided with the products mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. *

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27 comments:

  1. I learned that these blotting papers contain real gold! It was neat to read the history of this(under the learn section) on their website too. very interesting. not your average blotting papers!

    sarahdoeshair_a at yahoo dot com

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  2. I follow via gfc

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  3. I'd love to have the Holiday 4 pack.
    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  4. I follow your blog as nightowl.
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  5. I would love to pick up the trio pack for my sister!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  6. I follow your blog with google friend connect!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  7. I learned that these papers would take the place of powder and primer; and they are good for all skin types. Aren't the packages pretty.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  8. I already follow this blog on email.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  9. I'd love the Japanese Blotting Papers (Trio Pack) for my daughter's Easter baskets (I know Christmas just ended, but it's not too early to start thinking about Easter). I have teen daughters and they'd love these. Thank you!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  10. I subscribe via email
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  11. these are soo beautiful!! thanks for this!
    jessicalee0422@gmail.com

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  12. i'm also already following you from jjlee0422 (google)
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  13. I love that they are biodegradable and that the company doesn't test on animals!!!

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  14. I follow you via GFC

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  15. Follow on Twitter and RT!

    @KaileePatricia

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  16. Out of everything I would get those blotting papers! I need to find some that work!

    blaskey1186 at yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Following via GFC.

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  18. I like their holiday 4 pack. That would make a great gift.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  19. I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  20. I would love to give the papers to my daughter. Her skin gets oily as the work day goes on. These look like they would keep her fresh.

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  21. I learned that it can also be used on those with dry skin!!!

    Hazel
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  22. I follow by GFC

    Hazel
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  23. The holiday pack would be a perfect gift for my dd.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  24. i learned that it is 300 year old beauty secret

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  25. gfc follower @ carmeninthecountry

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  26. i re tweeted and follow everyone @ theflamingstar

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  27. I love the holiday pack. These bundles of paper are so awesome. My boyfriend loves Japanese products. chef_eureka yahoo.com I would so love to win these :)

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