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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!
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 >
Next time you reach for a sprig of parsley to decorate your favorite dish, consider this…mint offers a ton of beneficial properties, aside from freshening your breath. Mint is much more complex than just an ice cream flavor or pretty garnish — it belongs to a large family of over 30 species, the most common being peppermint and spearmint. Let’s just take a minute to honor this little herb and all that it does for us.
If you read tarte talk on the regular, you already know that pumpkins are packed with all kind of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, but this squash’s ability to nourish skin goes beyond nutrition — it’s topical too! Grab your bottle of maracuja oil and few other natural ingredients to whip up this super hydrating and brightening DIY face mask.
Take trashy out of the equation and set a sexy, sultry tone this Halloween with one of these sweet looks:
It’s pumpkin season tartelettes! And while you’re indulging in pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin muffins, seeds and jack-o’-lanterns, take a moment to reflect on not just how tasty this gourd-like squash is, but it’s good-for-you qualities as well. Here, our (healthy) top five reasons to love pumpkin: More >
Eye creams, face peels and cleansers can only get your complexion so far. Truly radiant skin comes from a diet full of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Sounds complicated and unappetizing? It’s not, below are 8 of the most skin-friendly and delicious foods we could find.
It’s a weekend, it’s raining and there’s nothing to do? Scratch that. There are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself busy. What about crafting? Scrapbooking? Even working out can solve a spell of boredom!
Next time you find yourself twiddling your thumbs, try expanding your accessory wardrobe with some simple crafting. Today I’m going to show you how to make this awesome bohemian headband (pictured above). It’s easy to make and costs next to nothing. So get crafty tartelettes, and let your imaginations run wild.
Essentials: cloth, elastic string, glue, and scissors.
Step 1: Dig up some old pieces of cloth your dying to keep but no longer use. Cut the cloth into three long, thin strips that are a little under an inch in width and the length of one of your legs.
Step 2: Cut three pieces of elastic string the same length as the cloth.
Step 3: Wrap each piece of elastic with a strip of cloth and glue the cloth closed. Allow 10 minutes to dry. You can sew the cloth closed if you have the tools and steady hand.
Step 4: Braid the three pieces together and wrap around your head to measure the fit. Cut the ends and glue shut.
Step 5: Rock some tousled locks and pull on this headband!
To replicate the look above create two braids and tie ends together before wearing.
How do you stay busy on a dull day?