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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 >

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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 >

gifts for the men in your life

 

 


If you ask us, there is nothing more challenging then buying gifts for the men in your life.  If you happen to know a guy who’s willing to give you hints, or, even better, come right out and tell you what he wants this holiday, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The rest you may want to reference this guide.

From grandpa’s to boyfriends, younger brothers and fathers, we’ve got you covered. More >

holiday gift guides: clean and classic

 

Kim, tarte’s resident numbers cruncher, is the one that ensures bills get paid, expense reports make sense and everything adds up at the end of the day. But when it comes to her personal style, not to mention her holiday gift list, she likes to add a pinch of color to her otherwise classical look. Check out the items that are topping her list this year: More >

gifts for the jet-setter

 

 

While you and your friends may not consider yourselves glamorous, gallivanting globetrotters, you will, most likely, be traveling somewhere this holiday. Be it cross-country on a Greyhound or first class across the Atlantic, we know you plan to travel in style, and we encourage you to share to gift chicness! Here are our favorites travel gifts.

Clockwise fromt he top left: Henri Bendel To Go Tech Set ($68); Xhilaration “Zzzz” Sleep Mask ($4.99); Kate Spade Passport Cover ($68); Diptyque Mini Travel Candle. City Walks Travel Cards ($14.95); Globe-Trotter Extra-Deep Suitcase ($1,750).

late-fall color inspiration: burgundy

Moody and romantic colors abound during this darkening season. One of our favorites is burgundy, whether in the form of a decorative accessory, a bold lip, or assertive shoe.

Tilly’s Full Tilt faux leather jacket; our LipSurgence™ lip tint in moody; Skullcandy’s Agent Alabama headphones;  Leighton Milan umbrella; Lipault Paris carry-on; Gucci mary janes; and the Voluspa Classic Candle in Muscari.

What’s yours?