TV & Movies

the best holiday movies. ever

Candy canes, eggnog, champagne – oh my! The holiday season is in full swing, tartelettes. In between stalking down the perfect gifts and attending the mad rush of festive parties, we like to wind down with a quiet night here and there. Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit better than curling up with a warm cup of cheer and a great holiday movie. These are our favorites — ones we re-visit each year. What are yours?

 

Love Actually
This one’s a no-brainer. Charming and clever, with a cast that includes some delicious man candy (hi, Colin!) and fabulous leading ladies.

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girl crush: connie britton

The moment Connie Britton appeared on-screen in Friday Night Lights, she walked straight into our hearts. (And if you haven’t seen this show, tartelettes, then run – don’t walk – to your nearest Netflix subscription and devour the whole delicious, feel-good series at once.) As Tami Taylor, Connie played the type of woman we always aspired to be: whip-smart, funny, graceful, and – above all – one that never took any crap from anyone. (And that hair!) So, imagine our pleasure in discovering that Connie herself is as charming and feisty as the woman she played on the silver screen.

Now, she’s back in another Southern-inflected role in Nashville, a show that focused on the drama of a different intense world far from football – country music. We’ll be watching and rooting on our favorite sassy gal! Will you?

the tarte team’s favorite halloween movies

The summer blockbuster may be Hollywood’s working goal, but if you ask us, fall is truly the time to sit back and watch some good movies. Starting this month with Halloween and moving right through to December, it’s time for some great, and frightening, cinema.

To kick off the fall movie season we polled the tarte team on their favorite Halloween movies. Did yours make the list?

Scream
Chosen by Staci, e-commerce manager

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girl crush: mindy kaling

Mindy Kaling is the type of girl we’ve been longing to see on the silver screen for ages. She’s so refreshingly real and representative of young women in a way that other young starlets aren’t. With her razor-sharp sense of humor, her sheer guts, and, yes, even her insecurities, she is the hilarious and admirable friend we wish we had. We’ve loved her since we found out she was more than just a ditz on The Office – oh yeah, she was a writer and  co-executive producer for the show, too. Her charming memoir, Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), endeared her even more to our hearts. And, now, her new sitcom, The Mindy Project, has the potential to be a funnier, more light-hearted, primetime derivative of Girls.

We’ll definitely be watching – will you?

 

get the look: julianne hough at the 2012 emmy awards

American sweetheart Julianne Hough shook things up at the Emmys this year. The blond beauty went daring with both her plunging neckline and her against-type hair style, and while the vote is still out whether the risk paid off, one thing we know for sure is that her skin looked absolutely flawless — thanks  to celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern and tarte cosmetics!

“I wanted her makeup to look as if she were a black and white photograph come to life.” –celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern

Face:

  • “I prepped Julianne’s skin with tarte’s pure maracuja oil to give the skin a deep infusion of moisture and glow.”

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get the look: allison williams at the 2012 emmy awards

Still a Hollywood newcomer, if you haven’t been watching the HBO breakout series Girls, you may not know who Allison Williams is — that is until she hit the Emmys red carpet last night. A cool, classic beauty with sophisticated edge, Allison turned heads last night in Oscar de la Renta, with flawlessly sweet and subtle makeup; a look created by celebrity makeup artist Julie Harris using all tarte products.

“Allison has such big gorgeous blue eyes that I wanted to accentuate them with a stronger eye and a softer lip,” Julie said of the look. But even if you don’t have show-stopping baby blues, you can still recreate this look at home for  ultra-flattering results.
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girl crush: isla fisher

Born to Scottish parents in Oman, Fisher was raised in Australia where she cut her teeth on a slew of soap operas before catching Hollywood’s attention. A genuine funny girl, the red headed knock-out not only has a number of box office blockbuster movies under her belt, but she’s also the wife of notorious comedian Sacha Baron Cohen  — boy, would we’d love hear that dinner table banter.

 Not only do we love her style, but we also appreciate her moxy – Fisher has openly criticized Hollywood for the lack of opportunities for female comedians.While that may be true, her new comedy Bachelorette showcases a host of funny women, and Fisher gives her a hubby a run for his money. And come on, who doesn’t love a girl who can truly rock a subtle, smokey eye?

Who’s your girl crush?

get the look: nina dobrev at The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiere

“For this look, Nina and I were inspired by classic Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn, but with an updated feel.”- celebrity makeup artist Kindra Mann for tarte

Want to get her perfectly pretty glam look at home? Just follow the steps below.

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fall movie preview

Fall is coming tartelettes! That means sweaters and scarves, the return of all things pumpkin flavored, cool temperatures and a full roster of scary movies to gear us up for Halloween. What better excuse to cuddle up to your guy than a movie jam-packed with creaky doors and eerie shadows?

Not a fan of fright flicks? James Bond returns in November and there’s a host of comedies premiering this fall, too. Just make sure to apply your lights, camera, splashes!™ mascara to guard against runs when you start laughing so hard you cry.

1.)  Bachelorette –  September 6th

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