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yoga novice: kundalini

photo credit: yogaglo.com

While there are still a few people who raise their eyebrows at the chanting and the poses – remember the first time you heard of downward dog? – yoga has become mainstream. Touted for it’s physical, mental and anti-aging benefits, it’s the perfect exercise. And with the dawning of 2013 and my resolution to incorporate fitness — and anti-aging — into my lifestyle, I’ve decided that, starting now, yoga is for me.

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our new year’s resolutions


Resolutions seem to most often involve the idea of looking and feeling better about oneself. There’s a reason why the most common answer to the question, “What’s your new year’s resolution?” is, inevitably, “Lose weight!” But this year, tartelettes, we’ve decided to go a different route. Rather than just obsessing over shedding pounds, we’re resolving to make a general effort to be healthier overall – both inside and out. We’ve broken down 5 ways that we’re going to reach said goal.

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hello 2013….


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nye dresses for any occasion

The holiday party circuit is drawing to a close, but there’s still one final blowout left: New Year’s Eve! The biggest celebration of the year offers the perfect excuse to put on one last, super-fabulous frock – whether you’re attending a black-tie affair or just throwing back some bubbly with your besties. Sequins are appropriate, of course, as are LBD’s… or you could choose to stand out in something a bit unexpected. This season’s best evening dresses also come in everything from red to blue to cut-out’s to to lace to funky modern prints. We’ve found some dream gowns for you to choose from, or to use as inspiration for your NYE look. Pop… fizz… clink! Happy new year! More >

the nye champagne index

Happy New Year, tartelettes!

It’s time to bust out some sparkly libation to go with your sparkly dress: champagne, of course. No other boozy beverage is as festive as this fizzy, tingly, straight-up celebratory golden liquid – save the Perrier for a weekday!  Although champagne has the connotation of being an expensive item – and many varieties certainly do cost a pretty penny – there are plenty of bottles to suit a beginner’s budget, too. Just because you’re not a rock star shouldn’t prevent you from partying like one. Check out our recommendations for every type of spender – and get ready to pop some cork! More >

gorgeous makeup bags for winter travel

Your favorite cosmetics make you feel pretty. Shouldn’t you store them in something pretty, too? Here are a few gorgeous makeup bags sure to keep you feeling organized and looking good, weather your just going across town or into a new timezone. More >

happy holidays tartelettes

diy holiday: cake pops

Our resident DIY diva Erica, tarte’s senior graphic designer and unofficial  pastry chef, is the queen of the cake pop. We long for office birthdays, baby showers and engagement parties —  just to bite into one of these incredible confections. Seriously, we have yet to taste a pop that rivals hers! And considering that this high season for baking, we had her breakdown her process for the ultimate cake pop how-to!

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diy holiday: bow & go

For this year’s “Baby, it’s bold outside” holiday collection, the tarte creative team designed each product box to mimic beautiful, rich, colorful wrapping paper. The goal was to not only save our tartelettes time and money on wrapping, but also to be environmentally conscience. We even printed a “to & from” gift tag to the back of each box!  All you have to do is add a bow and give it to the lucky gift recipient! More >

holiday gift guide: funny girl

An award-winning comedian and writer, Sara Benincasa has a natural talent for eliciting laughter and accolades. We first fell in love with her through her book Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom, a personal and touching account of her battle with agoraphobia – it’s also “freaking hilarious” according to Newsweek.com.

We were curious to see what this witty lady would be giving and getting this holiday. She graciously gave us a peek. More >