Archive for September, 2009
Oh, but how wrong I was.
Enter the smooth-talking—well, more like smooth-gliding—emphasEYES. You don’t know swept off your feet until you’ve swiped on this eye-opening (hehe) wonder! With its tiny little tip, emphasEYES offers goof-proof application, which is essential for every tartelettes’ inner Steve Urkel. So it’s more “Hello, sexy!” and less “Did I do that?”
I love that the liner gives eyes a saturated, never heavy line that lasts all day long. And its small size allows for easy lining of the inner eye, which is critical to creating the perfect smoky eye. The lovely ladies at tarte offer emphasEYES in five different hues ranging from basic black to gorgeous green. So whether you get every hue or stick with the classics, you won’t be disappointed with this Cosmetics Casanova.
When most people hear the word lace, images of cheesy va-va-voom lingerie ala Fredericks of Hollywood or Great-granny’s turn of the century wedding gown come to mind. Well, tartelettes, Mimi is here to show you that the days of bad lace are over! For the past two or three years, the print has been making a quiet comeback, but for Fall 2009 its back in black, baby. And ready to play both nigh and day!Yep, you heard me- during the a.m. too!
I have compiled a collection of luscious lacy looks that’ll have you moving from coffee at your desk to cocktails at the bar like a seasoned stylista. So “lace” yourself for some majorly ToDieFor pieces!
Bring sexy back to your workouts with these Lace Fold Over Pants by So Low *shopbop.com*
These Lace Top Aviators are the perfect touch of femme for the kick-booty Rocker Chick *urbanoutfitters.com*
Pair Victoria’s Secret Sheer Lace Top with a pencil skirt for some sexy chic in the office
Free People’s Ruffle Fingerless Gloves are a funky modern take on Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” look.
I love these Pink Studio Katana flats for a more low-key lace look. And the navy hue provides unexpected chic.
For the Blair Waldorf in all of us, this Skinny Lace headband is simply adorable.
Anthropologie’s Skirted Lace-Print Cardigan is a versatile piece that would be just as stylish with tweed trousers on Mon as it would be with Converse on Sat.
Price ain’t nothin’ but a number when it comes to this showstopping &uber-expensive M Missoni dress. Lace has never looked more HighEnd*shopbop.com*
Ok, tartelettes, this is a Daytime Dare, not Scare so get ready to “lace” on some serious chic. And for those true daredevils of style, head on over H.E.R.E. to see how to really up the ante with lace’s naughtiest companion- leather!
Until next time, chicsters!
And what is this organic wonder product? Why, Desert Essence’s tea tree oil products! I discovered this 30-year-old brand while shopping (food-sample stealing) at Whole Foods, and on a whim bought the Facial Cleansing Pads. Though I had heard the joys of tea tree oil countless times before, it took these little rounds to make me a true believer. Soaked, but not saturated in the oil, these pads are a great post-cleanser companion that will have your face glowing with tea tree goodness. Be careful on your first use. Tea tree oil packs a powerful punch that may have your eyes watering—but in a “Ooo, these puppies are really working” way.
I loved my blemish-free lifestyle courtesy of the pads so much, that I ventured to Desert Essence’s Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. From first splash, this cleanser left my face feeling like silk. Maybe that’s because of all the wonderful organic essential oils like extracts of Goldenseal, Hawaiian White Ginger (Awapuhi), and essential oil of Chamomile. Talk about a skin cocktail!
And I can’t wait to complete the natural skincare trifecta with the Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment, a renaissance cream that does everything from relieve razor burn to moisturize damaged cuticles.
But don’t just take my word about the skin-soothing savvy of Desert Essence. Here’s a testimony from a very content consumer.
“Your Tea Tree Oil has done on my face what 4 dermatologists and hundreds of dollars in treatments could not. Very grateful devotee of your product.” – Irene
So, tartelettes, go on and do that organic shuffle that you know so well. Your skin will be so thankful!