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Tara Rasmus

Tara Rasmus

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This summer, the one thing I absolutely, positively cannot live without is...
"Yes To Grapefruit's Correct & Repair Even Skin Moisturizer SPF 15. You know that feeling where it's 100 degrees and 100% humidity and everything feels like it's making you greasy? This moisturizer is so light that it literally disappears, even on my oily skin — and it ensures that my makeup actually adheres to my face, rather than sliding right off. The fact that it's free of icky chemicals is a huge plus."

Current food obsession...
"Always and forever: the shrimp and grits, in the appetizer portion, from Tipsy Parson (hopefully alongside a Down The Hatch cocktail and a kale salad). Perfectly flavorful and spicy, with a fried green tomato on's comforting but not overly heavy. I've never tasted anything like it in NYC. Also, can't live without the oyster happy hour & a half at The Mermaid Inn."

The one song I can listen to over and over...and over to is...
"I really love Shake It Out by Florence+The Machine."

The latest trick I've picked up from the other R29 editors is...
"I just learned how to get perfect Brigitte Bardot hair from Contributing Editor Lauren Caruso! She uses Big Sexy Hair Powder Play to get a ton of volume at the crown, and then secures her half-up do with HUGE bobby pins — genius."

My must-have cheap thrill...
"Eucerin Intensive Repair hand has AHAs, so it exfoliates while it moisturizes. It's (one of) the most valuable things on my desk!"

Next up on my Netflix queue is...
"Well, it's HBO: Girls. I am shamefully behind on the times."


The Great No-Face-Wash Experiment

Would you go a week without your face cleanser? It sounds like crazy talk, but if you have sensitive, dry, or acneic skin, it may not be as nuts as you