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Happy 4th of July!

must-have holiday hair pieces

 

 

The weather may disqualify that sequin mini as your go-to holiday party frock, but fear not, you can still add a little sparkle to your seasonal party look with these adorable and affordable hair accessories. When you can’t flash skin, flash hair bling!

From the top left: Free People Lost Garden headpiece, $38; Forever 21 rhinestone headband, $8.80; Urban Outfitters branch bobby pins, $12.00; Anthropology Sparkle -Light Bobby pins, $28;  Tasha “See My Sequin Birdy” Headband, $38; Nina Crystal Ribbon Head Wrap, $150; Tasha meltamazing hair pin, $20; and the Tasha Crystal Garland Headband, $98.

 

 

 

 

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holiday gift guide: the tastemaker

The holidays are here…and you’re still gift shopping?

First, relax. Then shake off that last-minute pressure, we’ve got you covered. We’ve tapped some of the keenest shoppers and most creative people we know in order to put together these unique gift guides filled with presents that are sure to please everyone on your list!

who: Aimee Blaut, former gallery girl and founder of THE FORMULA blog

the low down on THE FORMULA blog:  A modern take on beauty. The site does not subscribe to the notion of a singular beauty ideal or a be-all, end-all, recipe for beauty; but rather to the idea that beauty is as individual as it is attainable. Aimee spent her early career in the arts, but found that she was most inspired by the beauty of the everyday girl. Through this blog she strives to deliver a keen aesthetic point of view full of original photographs and content. And remind women that ‘yeah, you are a babe.’

her gift list:

1. A subscription to Grey Magazine: “It’s the perfect fashion magazine, from the photographs to the paper quality —  it’s amazing.”

2. Bliss Lau Suspend Ring: “I love what Bliss makes. There’s always real artistry in her designs and execution.”

3. Works of the Sixties, Anselm Keifer: “I’m a huge fan of his work, and have been fortunate enough to see several of his exhibitions.”

4. Club Monaco High Wool Socks: “These are great for lounging around at home on nights when I just want to be cozy.”

5. tarte’s blair set: “It has a little something for everywhere: lips, cheeks, eyes and even blotting paper — great for traveling.”

6. Keds at Opening Ceremony collared shell: “I love clothes that feel smart, and this peter pan collar has a great 60′s vibe.”

To learn more about THE FORMULA blog visit theformulablog.com or follow Aimee on twitter.

holiday gift guide: the color savant

The holidays are here…and you’re still gift shopping?

First, relax. Then shake off that last-minute pressure, we’ve got you covered. We’ve tapped some of the keenest shoppers and most creative people we know in order to put together these unique gift guides filled with presents that are sure to please everyone on your list!

 


who: Jenna Daunais, tarte creative marketing manager

claim to fame: In 6th grade she got a paper route so she could buy fashion magazines because her mom said she had to be seventeen to read Seventeen. Today Jenna has STACKS of all the beauty & fashion magazines you could dream of on her desk & her favorite thing in the world is to come into the office in the morning (hot chai in hand) and see what’s new in the world of color & design. Her current obsession: tarte talk on pinterest.

her gift list:

1. cheek stain in blushing bride: “For my mom. This is her favorite cheek stain. It’s a gorgeous deep dusty, plumy rose and it looks amazing on her.”

 2. Anslem Reyle “UNTITLED” paint and monochromatic foil installation:  “This is what I am wishing for. Key word ‘wishing’. I love art and this is the dream piece.”

3. butter LONDON nail polish in yummy mummy: “My sister has two (adorable) little ones that keep her super busy so weekly mani pedis are just not possible. This is the prefect nude — plus, butter LONDON products are formulated without formaldehyde, toluene, DBP or parabens, which she & both appreciate.”

4. WEN by Chaz Dean winter vanilla mint cleansing conditioner:  “I gave my little brother a sample of WEN that I got from a QVC event and now he’s hooked — it’s always in his gym bag. This seasonal edition smells like candy canes!”

5. Whiskey Stones:  “The perfect host gift. Whiskey stones are odorless and tasteless cubes of solid soapstone that will chill your liquor without diluting it. unlike ice. Add them to your favorite libation and get the party started!”

6. Phillip Keel’s simple diary: “Simple diaries are not your average diaries. Everyday you’re prompted to answer a thought provoking inspired question. I love to do my daily entry with my morning latte to get a creative kick start to the day.”

7. puppy houndstooth bow tie collar:  “My dog Fast Eddie is one of tarte’s resident office pups. Since he works with me in the creative department, he definitely needs to dress the part. I am getting him this green houndstooth bow tie to wear to the office in the new year.”

Check out the tarte office pups on our Pinterest page. They are SO cute!

8. One of a kind pastel and neon vintage rhinestone necklace:  “This is for my best friend, Al — we’re both obsessed with ANYTHING neon. She’ll love this necklace and I love that it’s one of a kind.”

win our puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch!

Happy holidays tartelettes!

It’s hard to believe December is half way done! Because the holiday season is my favorite time of year, I really want to make the most of what’s left!

I’m very excited to announce that during my two full hour shows on QVC tomorrow – December 15th – I’ll be featuring my favorite holiday palette, the puttin’ on the glitz limited-edition color collection & clutch  — and in honor of the gift giving season I’m going to raffle away 24 of these chic and versatile palettes on twitter!

Starting at midnight  I’ll give away one palette every hour on the hour!  To enter, just tweet: #maureen #puttinontheglitz http://ow.ly/7ZIl5 @QVC & @tartecosmetics

You can enter anytime between 12:00am and 11:59pm EST on December 15th. Plus, you can enter as many times as you like!

I’ll select 24 winners on Friday and announce them Monday morning.

So tune into one of my December 15th QVC shows — either at 2am  or 6pm EST — and start tweeting.

Good luck, tartelettes!

 

holiday trend alert: sequins

 

This holiday season is all about glitz and glam, and sequins are back — in a big way.  We’re not talking ‘80’s- style prom dress sequins, but a subtle and elegant dash of glitter that gives just the right amount of edge to any outfit. In fact, adding some sparkle to your look is not only one of 2011′s hottest trends — it’s also one of the easiest.  If you don’t already have your go -to sequin accessory, you need to get one before the holiday party circuit starts. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the glittery, most versatile pieces on the market. Get your shine on!

Clockwise from the top left: beret, $25 at Topshop; grey skinny scarf, $19 at myscarfshop.com, blazer, $158 at Victoria’s Secret, Kate Spade New York  Agatha bag, $295 at Neiman Marcus; three tiered sequin mini skirt, $79 at Express; Stripes glitter pump, $49 at Urban Outfitters.

Have you been rocking the sequin this year? Share a pic with us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: The Dad List

There are few things as difficult as shopping for your father — it’s confusing, frustrating and there’s always that nagging urge to grab a pack of tube socks and call it a day. But before you give in to safety-gifting, remember this is your dad we’re talking about. He deserves something special.

In order to help demystify the shopping-for-your-father process we’ve created the ultimate Dad List: gifts that cover every type of dad out there, all under $200!

Clockwise from the top left:  Ram Man’s Golf Set; the Kindle Fire, the e-reader has ajustable fonts size, making reading glasses a thing of the past;  Chefmate 3 Piece BBQ Grill SetEmeril at the Grill: A Cookbook for All Seasons; James Bond DVD Collection, because every man wants to be 007; the KTM 60 Piece 3/8″ Tool Box Set; and center, Burberry Check Rectangle Cuff Links.

Which is gift is perfect for your dad?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get Your BFF

Looking for something très chic to give your best pal this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. These gifts will ensure she won’t be searching for the gift receipt after she’s torn off the wrapping.

Our envy-inducing gift list: (clockwise from the top left) one of Alexander McQueen’s iconic skull print scarves, a to die for Rebecca Minkoff pocketbook, Calista Tools hot rollers, tarte’s holiday lip service limited-edition LipSurgence™ collection,  a fun and affordable sequin lap top case, oh so warm UGG boots, or a chic and adorable pocket mirror.

What did you get  your bestie last year? What do you think she’s getting you this year?

 

 

 

 

Green Gifting

This holiday season make a conscious effort to gift green! With more options than ever, why wouldn’t you? Seriously, it’s just silly not to give green! I’ve pulled together a great group of eco-friendly items for everyone in your life; hopefully, you can find the perfect something for that special someone in your life.

  • the stocking stuffer: re-hydrate and reduce waste with the Bobble Bottle water bottle with filtration system
  • for him: a Sprout Watch, the band on this sleek chronograph watch is made from black corn resin
  • for her: tarte’s ring it in natural cheek stain trio and cocktail ring
  • for kids: Phresh Kids yoga mats are perfect for having fun and staying fit
  • for pets: enjoy a day outside playing fetch with 30 LOVE Eco balls

 

Happy Holidays!

xo,

Kristin