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 underwear; Scandal 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?
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!
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!
In honor of our week long friends & family 30% off sale, we decided to ask some of our nearest and dearest what they’d like to give or get this year.
who: Jen Steele, assistant fashion editor at Cosmopolitan
claim to fame: Jen’s worked in magazines for nearly five years—and has been on every side of a photoshoot—from the model to the assistant, the stylist, and the photographer. Currently at Cosmopolitan magazine, Jen works on nearly every fashion and beauty shoot alongside her editor. She’s also currently working on a photobook to publish in 2012: a collection of photos taken during her years as a fashion assistant.
her gift list:
1. tarte puttin’ on the glitz color collection & clutch: “I love how many options you get with this! Three gorg face palettes, plus a cute little clutch to hold my essentials for the night.”
2. Suzannah Wainhouse Cross Earrings: “Love her jewelry designs — the craftsmanship is impeccable.”
3. Kate: The Kate Moss Book: ”I’m obsessed with Kate Moss and hence this book, it’s a collectible. Want it!”
4. Acne Simone Blushed Blazer: “This blazer is so chic, yet fashion forward.”
5. Wundervoll bras: Wundervoll is one of my fave lingerie desingers. It’s seriously so comfortable while still being sexy.”
6. La Colombe Corsica blend: “Hello, coffee. This one is so bold and flavorful, YUM.”
Plans for the weekend? How about watching me live on QVC this Sunday, at 7am and 4pm EST for The Joy of Giving Weekend. I’m sooo excited for you to see our Old Hollywood- inspired holiday collections! I can’t wait to share with you what makes each one unique, and the perfect gift (for that loved one, including YOU!).
What I love about appearing on QVC is that I can talk to YOU, tell you why my team and I created a certain beauty product and show you how to use it! It’s so fun to hear from you—so please continue to call in, tweet and post your own personal stories, too.
To kick off the gift-giving season, we’ll be raffling off a set of our puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch to one lucky twitter follower.
It’s easy to enter the raffle, just tweet #maureenonscreen @QVC with @tartecosmetics #puttinontheglitz: http://ow.ly/7inDj during either show. The tartelettes and I will select a winner at random and announce them on@tartecosmetics on Monday.
Remember: tap into your inner glamour girl by tuning into QVC at 7am and 4pm EST this Sunday, then tweet to enter our puttin’ on the glitz raffle.
Good luck, tartelettes!
Unfortunately, at this time our twitter raffles are only open to US residents.
As a lover of all things chemical-free, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite organic denim brands — and the celebs who wear them. These blue jeans are earth-friendly, natural and have serious style.
Good morning tartelettes!
Have you heard, Manolo Blahnik’s gone green?! The infamous powerhouse has a new sustainable shoe collection, and it’s everything an eco-conscious fashionista could ask for and more! I love reading about these type of collaborations, especially when related to my most favorite accessory: shoes! Designer Marcia Patmos was asked to create an eco-friendly line for the label, and after spending a considerable amount of time researching sustainable material, came up with two incredible styles made out of tilapia skin (interestingly enough a byproduct from the food industry), cork and raffia. These beautiful shoes — an adorable open-toe flat and a sexy, strappy sandal — come in gorgeous color combinations: nude, yellow, black and electric blue.
These are the first earth-friendly designs to be released by Manolo Blahnik and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see the fashion heavyweight take up the green cause! Like we always say, luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. What do you gals think of the latest eco-friendly creations?
Some of my favorite snacks of all time, I cannot keep Peeled Snacks keep to myself; they’re like gummy treats for adults made with organic and all-natural ingredients – no sugar or oil added. I can’t go a day without some of their dried mango.
Peeled supports local farmers and growers when organic crops are not readily available, and they strive to use the most environmentally sustainable business practices. For their product display cases, they use recycled paper making them not only delicious, but ecologically friendly.
Take a bite out of that!
Lately I’ve been obsessed with Kaia House’s amazing eco friendly nail polishes. The brand offers beautiful shades that suite any style. Say goodbye to those harsh chemicals, because Kaia Houses’ organic Bio-Polishes, just like your favorite tarte cosmetics, are free of phthalates, toluene and formaldehyde — even celebs like Rachel Bilson and Jessica Alba have become devotees. Swing by their site and while you’re there be sure to snag a bottle of the soy nail polish remover they offer, it’s free of pegs, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde too!
Organic eco-nail polishes in chic shades right at our fingertips, what more could a girl ask for?
Sure, Alicia Silverstone broke into the Hollywood A-list playing a ditzy, spoiled teen in 1995’s box office hit Clueless, but her most important role has been as an advocate for environment protection and healthy living.
And while the 2009 release of her book The Kind Diet ultimately cemented Alicia’s leadership in both the healthy living and animal cruelty movements, nothing speaks to her commitment to these causes more than her amazing blog called The Kind Life. The blog offers tips and advice on ways to live greener, healthier and cruelty-free lives.
I personally love The Kind Life. It has an amazing following with a ton of interaction. Alicia does a lot of research on the topics she discusses and posts photos featuring people’s success stories in changing their lives and living green. After looking over the blog, I went straight to Amazon and purchased her book. As you know, green living is very important to me and I jump at any opportunity to incorporate new tips or advice into my daily life.
This is my shout out to Alicia Silverstone, a true Green Queen!
How are you fighting to care for our Earth and help diminish your carbon footprint?
Never head of Isopure? If you own a gym membership (or ever thought about owing one) it’s about time you did. Isopure is a clear, yummy 100% whey protein isolate. Yeah, we’d never heard of whey protein isolates either. Basically, it’s a tasty, fruity pre- or post-workout drink that will give you the edge on achieving your fittest figure ever.
This October Isopure is launching their “Props to your body” Facebook challenge . This campaign recognizes those who are dedicated to getting their body in gear durring the holiday season — from powering through a marathon to completing a first pull up or joining a gym after having a baby.
Starting on October 6th, you can enter by liking Isopure on Facebook and posting a comment on why you’re giving props to your bod, illustrating the post with a personal video and/or picture.
Each week Isopure will select one winner to score some Isopure swag and earn a place in Isopure’s “Props Hall of Fame.” The top 6 winners will move on to the championship round, where the fans and the entire Isopure crew will vote on a grand prize winner who will take home a year’s supply of protein powder and other fun gear worth a $1,000!
The challenge runs from October to early December. Check out Isopure’s Facebook page for more details.