Eco-Friendly

find your shade: Amazonian clay 12-hour blush

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high fashion, faux fur

At tarte, we’re all about natural beauty: we just think that wearing things that don’t hurt you or the planet is a no-brainer. This season, as we’ve seen fur make a comeback, we’ve yearned for a way to rock the luxe look that doesn’t compromise our standards. The answer: go faux!

With tons of designers (both high and low) putting out high-quality faux fur pieces, there’s no excuse not to buy fake. We’ve rounded up a couple looks that are as gorgeous as the real thing, without any of the cruelty.

 via Fab Sugar

Sarah Michelle Gellar rocked this fake and furry Juicy Couture coat on the red carpet.

We love the look of a fur trim, like the one on this cozy MARC by Marc Jacobs peacoat.

 

Rachel Zoe’s  faux fur line for QVC- including this gorgeous vest – is approved by the style maven herself.

 

 via Fab Sugar

Sienna Miller’s shaggy Topshop jacket is right on trend, especially when paired with slim pants and heels.


This glam cropped coat from Anna Sui is fuzzy, warm, and 100% cruelty-free.

 

 

 

Faux fur can glam up your accessories, too – from a pair of sweet gloves to a fluffy stole. These pieces are budget-style steals from Forever 21.

What are your faux fur faves? Share them with us on Facebook.

 

very handy: blue summer preview

 

What’s not to love about butter London nail polish? A 3 Free company, their products are formulated without Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP, plus they feature some serious rock star colors.  The shade above is called Slapper — part of their summer 2012 collection – an incredibly versatile and fun polish that can liven up any outfit.  To cheer up a gloomy and rainy Wednesday, our customer service rep Jen decided to slap on a coat (pun intended), and things are already looking brighter.

find your shade: maracuja divine shine lip gloss

Have you met our maracuaja divine shine lip gloss? We think you two will really get along.

 

healthy sweets for your sweetie

 This Valentine’s Day have your main squeeze bite into something sweet and healthy with these good-for-you goodies!

 

Babycakes bakery is great place to pick up treats if your sweetie is a vegan, these cupcakes are healthy, but still sure satisfy any sweet tooth

Strawberries are a great choice for Valentine’s Day.  They’re loaded with healthy minerals and vitamins, the kind that boost your immune system, improve brain health, and slow aging. Add a little dark chocolate and you’ve got a treat very few people can resist. Yeah, that’s sweet.

Dark chocolate — a potent antioxidant known to lower blood pressure — covered almonds are packed with protein and vitamins that not only taste great, but are healthy as well. Unless your sweetie is allergic to nuts — we suggest you find that out first — these are the perfect Valentine’s gift.

Angel food cake is really a star in the world of baking and confection. Named because of it’s light and airy texture, this cake is great because it’s low in calories but still offers a delicious sweet taste without the guilt.


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find your shade: Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation

clean start: the Kaeng Raeng cleanse

Ok, it’s a new year and I’ve gone down the list: my room is de-cluttered, my car’s been washed, I cleaned out my makeup bag, and I’m finally financially organized.

While I’m cleaning out my lifestyle, why not cleanse my body as well? After reading a blog called The Kind Life, I decided to rid my body of nasty toxins with a cleanse called Kaeng Raeng —  a nutritional meal replacement detox program.

The cleanse helps to peel off pounds, relieve bloating, improve digestion, boost immunity, enhance energy, and give you that natural glow. It’s totally vegan, gluten free, and caffeine free. It was kind of pricy, but it seemed well worth it. I mean, it is my body.

I’m only on day 2, but so far I feel great. In the past when I’ve attempted a cleanse, I never got past day 1. With this one, all I have to do is drink one meal replacement pouch 3 times a day for 3 or 6 days. I chose 6 days — I’m going all out. I’m also allowed to eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as I want!

Each pouch contains more than a full serving of fruit and fiber, 15g of lean non-GMO protein, 2 billion live probiotic cultures, essential amino acids, and daily vitamins. The drinks don’t taste as bad as I thought they would, I’m actually able to satisfy myself — I wasn’t expecting that. I’ve also lost 3 pounds and noticed that my skin is clearer…and its only day 2!

Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted!

Later tartelettes!

jen’s picks: green goods for the new year

It’s a new year! With it come new goals, new habits and a fresh start. If you’re like me, always trying to find great new ways to make your day-to-day a little more planet-friendly, making room for more green products in your life is definitely on your 2012 agenda. Here are my favorite natural products to start off the year:

Clockwise from left: University red rope sole shoes by TOMS; Stella McCartney animal print scarf; tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint (it’s vegan!); Hanky Panky low rise underwearScandal candle; Celery Street journal; Naturally Fresh crystal deodorant; Kaia House Organics soy nail polish remover; Alex and Ani bangle set; Resnack it bags!

Share your favorite eco-friendly tips and products in the comments section. What green goods are you planning — or have already — incorporated into your daily routine?

 

 

puttin’ on the glitz 24 hour giveaway winners!

Here are our December 15th QVC 24 hour hourly puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch giveaway winners!

See your twitter handle on the list? Congratulations! You watched, you tweeted and you won!

Hourly winners:

12am – @everywheresafe

1am – @kholguin

2am – @HLCarle

3am – @PrettyNelly_1

4am – @sls517

5am – @FiveOLicious

6am – @thehappyone

7am – @glitz_glam0ur

8am – @LuLu_Brown24

9am – @_Pretty_Pisces

10am – @zhaskewl

11am – @misskimmmmmm

12pm – @mollygirl77

1pm – @itskathleeeen

2pm – @tickingsal

3pm – @kelliechio

4pm – @gorjess07

5pm – @diandraN26

6pm – @ramaal83

7pm – @MrsBel_P

8pm – @dropastitch

9pm – @picatasi

10pm – @JPScraps

11pm – @MOM4EVEREVER

 

Once you’ve received your palette, be sure share photos with us. We love to see what looks you create!

Happy holidays tartelettes!