Archive for June, 2011

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tarte™ for True Blood™

          

Hey there tartelettes!

Unless you’ve been sleeping in a coffin (and no judgment here), you should’ve heard that HBO® series True Blood premiered over the weekend! And with that we released our new tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition collection.

We’ve put together some killer products for the supernatural beauty and vampy vixen. Inspired by the hit show, the tarte™ for True Blood™ limited-edition palette is packed with 17 new eyeshadows to take you from dawn to dusk, and well into the night. Open after dark: buried in a pullout drawer is a full-size emphasEYES™ aqua-gel eyeliner in black, a deluxe lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara and a deluxe  lifted™ natural eye primer with Firmitol™.

Want more? We also have a lust-worthy natural cheek stain and LipSurgence™ natural lip tint in shimmering red! Now there’s something for you to really sink your teeth into.  And be sure tune in to True Blood™ Sundays at 9 pm on HBO®.

Will you be turned?

xo,

Jen

5 Star Summer Features

With so many great movies at the Box Office this summer, there’s no reason for boredom! Our list of comedies includes

  • “Bad Teacher”
  • “The Hangover Part II”
  • And the ladies’ choice of date night: “Bridesmaids.”

The roster for romantic films isn’t too shabby either featuring films like “The art of getting by,” starring Emma Roberts and the highly-acclaimed film “Water for Elephants,” starring Reese Witherspoon and the heart-melting Robert Pattinson.

That said “Bridesmaids” was my number one priority for summer movies! It was so funny! Literally, when I wasn’t face deep in popcorn and Nestlé Raisinets! ®, I was hysterically laughing! It was a miracle (thank you tarte) that I didn’t leave the theatre with mascara all down my face.

What’s your must-see, summer movie list?

xo,

Jen

Swimsuit styles that flatter your body type

Counting calories, applying self-tanner, waxing, and trying to find the perfect bikini…just some of the steps women take to look good in the summer months (or for some year round). Well, we have put together a guide to help make at least one of these steps easier for you. This will help you find the bathing suit style that will flatter your body type. We’re always so worried about covering up imperfections, when we really should be embracing our bodies and wearing swimsuits that enhance our features! Whether you’re body is curvy, full-figured, stick-thin, boyish, top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or somewhere in between, there is a bathing suit style for you! Once you find the perfect suit all that’s left is accessories and SPF. The summer should be enjoyable and stress free so stop worrying about your body and indulge in some summer fun, while looking fantastic!

We love confident women–tell us your secrets to looking good and feeling great in a bathing suit!

xo,

Jen

Sun Safety

I love a long day at the beach, but there’s nothing worse than trying to get dressed with a sun-scorched body. Ouch!!

 

I urge you don’t skip or skimp out on sunblock! To begin you’ll experience that immediate, lobster- redness and pain. Secondly, you’re aging your skin. Hello, wrinkles!  And the scariest aspect: skin damage or even that dreaded C word. Well folks with just some simple steps, you can easily prevent it! Wear sunscreen and SPF, throw on a hat (protect your clap and that new hair shade), and rock a pair of trendy sunglasses!  And don’t forget about your lips!  Apply a healthy lip balm like tarte’s 24.7 lip sheer infused with SPF 15 and forgo the days of chapped lips.

 

Have fun in the sun but remember to stay protected. What are some of your sun safety tips?! We want to hear.

 

xo,

Jen

Maxi Dresses

Definition of the maxi dress: slimming, stylish, sexy, comy-chic, accessible… and the list goes on! This dress could possibly be your best friend this summer—amazing designers are offering it in all types of vibrant patterns and colors this season.  Once a week, I try wearing one of the six that I own. They’re just so soft and comfortable; I mean it’s like an acceptable nightgown (based on comfy factor, of course).  Thrown on with a pair of stylish sandals, some long necklaces and bangles, you’re ready to go! Celebs such as Lauren Conrad and Jessica Alba rely on this dress to look stylish and sleek for a night out or dinner with friends.  Dazzle it up with a wedge shoe, loose wavy hair, and a pop of color on the lip with tarte’s rise and shine lip gloss in pink.  Heading to the beach or running some errands? Just as easily, you can dress this look down with flip flops and a side braid.

How are you accessorizing your maxi dress this season?

Summer Recipes

Just daydreaming over here about my two favorite summer aromas: beach and BBQ! What’s better than the scent of a fired-up grill emitting a delicious aroma? How about the scent of fruit on the grill?! The sweet alternative to your basic hamburger or hot dog is a fun, healthy treat that tastes even better once grilled outside.  Fruit kabobs are simple to make and I promise that it’ll leave everyone craving for more.  Whether you prefer pineapple, peaches, apricots or strawberries, each one radiates a sweet, succulent taste that’ll spark your taste buds.

What are you grilling this summer?

Get the Look:

The beautiful Kate Bosworth arrived at the premiere of L!fe Happens not only wearing a gorgeous pink number, but also decked out in tarte. Celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine wanted to give her a look that would compliment her hot pink Richard Nicoll dress. She “opted for a simple and soft look to highlight Kate’s natural beauty.”  She incorporated delicate pops of pink on her cheeks and lips. Following Amy’s easy steps, there’s no reason why you can’t replicate Kate’s look at home!

 

Makeup—complexion

 

Makeup—cheeks

 

Makeup—eyes

 

Makeup—lips

 

What tarte products are you wearing on your “red carpet”?

Style Star of Week: Rachel Bilson

Each week we’ll be featuring our favorite style icons that portray fresh, eco-chic looks that work morning, noon and night. To kick it off this week we’re featuring America’s sweetheart Rachel Bilson.  Whether she’s grabbing a coffee, running errands, walking her dog, or hitting up the Red Carpet, Rachel’s always looking amazing! The bronzed beauty doesn’t stop! Our eco-fashionista has sported many different looks and we’ve selected some of our favorites to share with you.

                         

From pants and maxis to shorts, she always chooses styles that flatter her petite shape…

A regular on the Red Carpet, she can don a sultry look in black or a more bohemian take in a cream shade.  She’s constantly changing it up with pops of fresh color that impel her to stand out.

To replicate Rachel’s eco-friendly style try incorporating these accessories into your wardrobe: a weaved-tote, a black-quilted bag or a fantastic pair of neutral pumps. These key pieces work with so many different looks giving you a more versatile take on your closet. Other items you’ll find Rachel wearing are trendy sunglasses, a bold cuff or a black blazer—these can be worn with almost anything in your closet. Go nuts, have fun, and outshine this summer with a fresh new style!

We want to know:  what staple item will you be purchasing this season?

When tarte met BabyCakes…

For those of you who have not already met, let me introduce you to BabyCakes, NYC’s (& LA’s!) most-celebrated vegan bakery. This fantastic sweet shop offers all your favorite treats from cupcakes and brownies, to their signature (must-try) cookie sandwiches. Although all of their organic goodies are free of gluten, wheat, soy, casein, egg and refined sugar, they certainly don’t taste like it! Yesterday we had an office birthday (Happy Birthday Kate!) and celebrate we did with a cake plate piled high with BabyCake’s cupcakes in the dreamiest of pastel colors (a la ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg). What’s sweeter than red velvet frosting? The fact that BabyCakes is just a 10 minute subway ride from our office (score!) Located in the super-hip lower east side at 248 Broome Street (between Orchard and Ludlow), it’s our ultimate snacking destination. Be sure to stop by if you happily find yourself in New York. Say goodbye to your prior notions of “crunchy granola” health food and hello to beautiful, colorful cookies and cupcakes that are impossible to resist!

Tell us what’s your favorite local bakery?

xo,

Jen