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friends & family gift guide: the rock star

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: Kim Schifino, drummer and vocalist for the dance punk duo Matt and Kim.

claim to fame: Known for their do-it-yourself additude toward music and the fact that they’re almost always on tour, the band’s tunes have also been featured on TV shows like Community, Entourage, Skins and Chuck, along with a handful of commercials and films.

her gift list:

Photo Credit: Bethany Smith

1. LipSurgence™ lip tints: “I have chapped lips year-round so I always need to keep them covered.  I always have a lipstick or chapstick in hand and you should too — incase I lose mine and need to borrow yours!”

2. Eco-chic greeting cards and gift tags from Paper Playne: “Similar to downloading a song, you download a file and you can print out your own Holiday stationary so you can enjoy the designs over and over agan. Here’s a free download for the gift tags.”

3. Clarisonic: “I sweat my @#& off on stage. I use this after every performance to give my skin the ultimate cleaning. Maybe I will get one for Matt? Haha.”

4. Matt and Kim Sidewalks: “I listen to Sidewalks all the time.  You should too!”

 5. Bumble and bumble curl conscious reactivating mist: “For my sister, who has curly/wavy hair like me. We both love it!”

6. Restoration Hardware Luxury Plush Throw: “I have three of these.  One for the couch, one for our bed, and one for the tour bus!  If you buy three of something then you know it’s good!”

7. LEGO Architecture Empire State Building: “I may have already picked this up for someone who I’m with all the time!  SHHH Don’t tell him!”

8. tarte aqua-gel eyeliners: “I have these in every color.”

For more info on Kim, visit mattandkimmusic.com. And stay tuned for more unique gift guides as we feature the holiday picks of one of our friends or family members each day, all week long!

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Mom

24/7, rain or shine, your mother is always on duty. Don’t you think she deserves something amazing this year?

We’ve put together this goof proof gift guide of momma-pleasing presents that will be sure to keep your mom feeling relaxed, beautiful and loved through all the holiday hustle and bustle. And the best part — these gifts are not only mom-worthy, but completely affordable!

Clockwise from the top left: tarte’s smolderEYES limited-edition Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner collection; the Clarisonic Mia; celeb fave, Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum Spray; Love Quotes love scarf;It’s A Wonderful Life on DVD – a heart warming classic;  Tiffany & Co.’s Mom heart lock charm, L’occitane shea butter hand cream, and the scrumdidiliumptious LaLicious sugar souffle’ body scrub.

 

 

"Underwear for Your Complexion"–Skincare Tips from a tartelette

So, (insert sigh here) here we are with about 2 and half months left of this torturous winter weather. I don’t know about you, but it absolutely wreaking pure havoc on my skin! It seems like I have tried everything to cure that dry, flaky, tight feeling that the cold weather brings and I seem to have finally found a few solutions. After reading Kristen’s tips on how to achieve a perfect complexion in the New Year, I wanted to add a few tips and tricks that will help keep your skin looking gorgeous as we trudge on through till spring. I like to think of these as “underwear” for your perfect complexion.
1.) With the biting cold and dry air, comes flaking and that uncomfortable tight feeling that leaves your skin feeling like sandpaper and who wants that?! After trying what feels like every single exfoliator on the market, I finally decided to splurge on a product that I had waned for a long time, the Clarisonic Cleansing System. All I can say is WOW!!! I really noticed an incredible change in the way my skin looks and feels after the first time I used it. If you’re not sure what the Clarisonic is, it is a skin cleansing brush that gently vibrates to remove dead skin cells while it deeply cleanses your skin. The Clarisonic is also great for treating those bumps on the back of your arms. This condition, called Keratosis Pilaris effects quite a few of the girls in our office and we ALWAYS looking for the miracle cure that will make our arms smooth and supple. Use the Clarisonic for 30 seconds on the back of each arm every day and those bumps will disappear. My dry, flaky skin has met it’s match. In case you haven’t noticed I am obsessed with this thing!

2.) Another lovely side effect of the winter weather is itchy flaky skin around my eyes. I f you use eye cream daily but still find that your dark circle defense isn’t going on as smoothly as possible, try applying a dab of Juara’s Sweet Black Tea eye creme to the flaky skin before bed for about a week. This will take care of the dryness and itching and allow your concealer to go on smoothly and flawlessly.
3.) My lips can not adjust to this frigid weather either, it seems that no matter how much water I drink or how much lip balm I apply, my lips are still cracking and dry. I discovered a secret from a makeup artist friend that has my winter lips. Brushing your lips with your toothbrush in the morning removes the dead skin cells that build up so that your slide tin lip balm and frxtion lip exfoliator will be 100x more effective.
These little extras are helping me and my skin get through this cold winter and keep my make-up looking fresh a luminous. If you have any great skin saving tips you’d like to share, post them on our facebook page. Looking forward to hearing from you!
XOXO,