Archive for June, 2011

tarte’s Director of PR/ Resident Fashion Maven ‘SPILLS’ on what products are in her bag

JC: You’re a big runner/fitness buff.  What are your top three songs to get you going and keep you motivated?

CCB: From hip hop to pop, I’m constantly switching up my iPod! I’d have to say my top 3 picks are: Cinderella Man by Eminem, Midnight Show by The Killers and Kanye West’s Flashing Lights. For cool down there’s nothing better than a little Africa by Toto.

JC: Candace’s hair = Barbie. Spill the beans on how you keep your hair so healthy?

CCB: You’re too kind! First off, I have to thank my mom for genetics. She has super thick hair, too. While I don’t really want to admit it, I don’t wash my hair that often (maybe 2-3 times/week)! That’s one of my key secrets. I’m all about dry shampoo in between washes. I’ve tried them all—Oscar and Klorane are two of my favorites. As for styling products, I’m a big proponent of Moroccan oil. I’ve been using it for over 8 years. Also, I’m all about supplements. On a daily basis, I take a multi-vitamin and an Omega 3-6-9, which helps promote healthy hair.

JC: You live a green lifestyle and I know your metro card is an essential. Have any other earth-friendly recommendations for getting around this summer?

CCB: It sounds simple, but I put on my Havaianas and walk to work! If I’m visiting my parents or traveling for a weekend, I love riding a bike to get places.

JC: Page turning ‘Must- Read’ recommendation for the beach blanket?

CCB: That’s one of my favorite things about the summer—turning off the electronics and enjoying some lazy time reading a new book. Right now, I have “Water for Elephants” in my bag and I’m most certainly picking up Chelsea Handler’s latest book “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me.”

JC: I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in the office without a fabulous pair of Jimmy Choos or Louboutins. Do you have a favorite style?

CCB: At 5’1”, I’m all about a platform heel! Those are my absolutely favorites. Over the summer, I’ll take a wedge heel any day and in the winter months there’s nothing like a boot that gives you the appearance of long legs (ahhh a girl can dream, right?)

JC: What’s your ‘desert island’ lip product and why?

CCB: Hmm…that’s a tough one! I swear you’ll find at least 5 variations of lip products in my bag and depending on my mood I’ll opt for pink, coral or red. If I had to pick one it would have to be our LipSurgence™ natural lip tints. I’m obsessed with these, especially amused paired with bronzed skin. Just gorgeous! Can’t go wrong with it!!

So tartelettes tell us……….what’s in your bag?

xo,

Jen

Summer Stone

 

So the clock is ticking and you’re rushing off to yet another summer cocktail party! You throw on your basic white summer dress (old faithful).  Stand in the mirror and though you look bronzed and beautiful against this white number the outfit still falls short. What to do to brighten your summer wardrobe without cutting into your funds for the weekend? The answer: a classic piece of turquoise. Whether it’s a bold necklace, dangly earrings or a basic cuff, it’ll never disappoint.  This vintage, earth tone works with every summer style; it can give off a bohemian flare paired with casual attire or it can add a hint of earthy elegance to formal wear. I love how Cameron Diaz (shown above) knows how to rock the turquoise. Despite being dressed for the Red Carpet, she still maintains her surfer-chic vibe with these simple statement pieces.

What’s your go-to-flare when you need to spice up your style?

xo

Jen

Summer Cocktails

Whether you’re poolside or hitting the beach, you can always use a little refreshing pick me up to get you through the day. Here are three different cocktail recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Each beverage is infused with either a healthy fruit or vegetable ingredient that’s sure to help you beat the heat. So break out the stirrers and rev up that blender, these three recipes will add some zest to your summer while you work on your sunkissed glow.

What’s your ideal summer cocktail?

xo

Jen, a fellow tartelette ambassador

Cosmopolitan features our lights, camera, lashes, mascara!

Whoa tartelettes! Don’t cruise by that newsstand so fast. Be sure to pick up the July issue of Cosmopolitan featuring our lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven mascara! Our award-winning and best-selling mascara increases your overall lash volume by an astounding 424%. Create your own summer breeze with each bat of those bombshell lashes!

The World at Your Finger Tips

Pedi Time!

Ok, ladies: let’s do this together. Slide off the Uggs. Roll down the socks. Now breathe. A quick pedicure and no one will ever see those chips and flakes from last winter’s hottest shade! Eco-friendly brands such as Zoya, Butter London and my favorite vegan brand, Ginger + Liz have come to our rescue with fresh, new shades that allow us to step into summer looking bold and beautiful.  Go wild with a hot new neon shade or beach it up with a gorgeous earth tone. The world is at your fingertips…or your toes.

What summer polish shade is your favorite?! Pics and comments please. J

xo

Jen, a fellow tartelette ambassador

“Run, Jen! Run!”

The bikini countdown has begun and like Forrest, I’m taking to the roads to shave off a few unwelcomed lbs that made their way onto my waistline this winter. I’m headed into battle in my stylish, yet functional Nike Shox Trainers. I’ve got my iPod loaded with my favorite “move my tush” songs like Rihanna’s “S&M” and Black Eyed Pea’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”. If all else fails, then I can always turn to my trusty tarte glam gams to give me a sunkissed glow that’s sure to make my pale legs look firmer and taut. Hey, I’m definitely not above fakin’ it till I make it! Then, off I go!

I’d love to hear what you ladies are doing to get ready for summer!! Please share your tips & tricks below!

xo

Jen, a fellow tartelette ambassador