Posts tagged Music

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!

 

 

Best Beauty Looks at the 2011 American Music Awards

From top left: Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, and Audrina Patridge. Bottom row:  Sarah Hyland, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift.

Retro glam, sleek metallics and glossy locks ruled the red carpet at last night’s American Music Awards, Nicki Manaj and Katy Perry battled it out for most outrageous outfit, and Taylor Swift snagged her Artist of The Year Award in a simple ponytail – but what really caught our eye was the flawless, lovely lip shades we spotted on nearly every songbird and starlet in attendance.

From Audrina Patridge’s deep berry pucker, to the soft, sweet pink shades on Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez – last night was all about the pout. Here, we’ve rounded up the best beauty looks of the night.

To replicate these perfect lip shades at home try our LipSurgence™ matte lip tints. For Taylor’s subtle hue, we recommend exposed. Want Selena’s perfect pink? Pick up the shade lucky.  To try Audrina’s to-die-for berry pout we suggest layering envy and hope.

Which lip shade are you most likely to sport yourself? Tell us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

4 Best Beauty Looks at MTV’s 2011 VMA

MTV’s Video Music Awards have a reputation for wild fashion and shocking stunts, but last night’s red carpet was downright sedate compared to shows of the past.  Retro glam and classic makeup looks took center stage as the biggest names in the music industry were honored, and while there were a lot of lovely ladies, only a handful truly blew us away.

Here, we’ve counted down our favorite beauty looks, and how you can recreate them at home.

 

Photo credit: Getty Images/MTV

Even with minimal makeup, Beyoncé looked absolutely radiant last night  — pregnancy seems to agree with her. Get the Look: Amazonia clay shimmering powder in rose.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Known for her outrageous and playful style, Katy Perry did not disappoint. She did however keep her makeup relatively conservative, and absolutely flawless. Get the look: LipSurgence natural lip tint in amused.

Photo Credit: Getty Imges/MTV

Channeling one of the major themes of the night, old school glamour, songbird Adele wore dark, smoky lashes and only a hint of color on her cheeks. Get the look: lights, camera, lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara.

 

 

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Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber’s main squeeze, shed her Disney skin last night. She looked elegant and sophisticated with a subtle, smoky eye and softly glowing skin. Get the look: natural cheek stain in dollface.

Do you agree with our choices? Who else do you think should have made the top four?

“Run, Jen! Run!”

The bikini countdown has begun and like Forrest, I’m taking to the roads to shave off a few unwelcomed lbs that made their way onto my waistline this winter. I’m headed into battle in my stylish, yet functional Nike Shox Trainers. I’ve got my iPod loaded with my favorite “move my tush” songs like Rihanna’s “S&M” and Black Eyed Pea’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”. If all else fails, then I can always turn to my trusty tarte glam gams to give me a sunkissed glow that’s sure to make my pale legs look firmer and taut. Hey, I’m definitely not above fakin’ it till I make it! Then, off I go!

I’d love to hear what you ladies are doing to get ready for summer!! Please share your tips & tricks below!

xo

Jen, a fellow tartelette ambassador

Weekend Playlist!

While the rest of you are enjoying a sun-soaked  Friday happy hour, I will be on a 2 hour mini road-trip to spend the weekend with my boyfriend’s parents. However, they live at the beach ;)  My weekend getaway calls for the perfect playlist compiled of the newest hits & peppered with my favorites from all genres. It needs to be perfect for the drive, perfect for the beach & perfect for sitting on the deck while sipping a cocktail. So here are my faves! I hope you enjoy and let me know what I missed.

  1. Hold Yuh–Gyptian
  2. OMG (ft. will.i.am)– Usher
  3. Miami, Miami– Rogue Wave
  4. Alejandro– Lady GaGa
  5. All Night–Damian Marley
  6. All The Things That I Have Done–The Killers
  7. I’m On The Rock–Mavado ft. Jay Z
  8. Bulletproof– La Roux
  9. Sweet Honey– Slightly Stoopid
  10. Summertime–Kenny Chesney
  11. Turn The Lights Down Low– Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill
  12. Mandolin Moon–Sister Hazel
  13. Chicken Fried– Zac Brown Band
  14. Break Your Heart– Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris
  15. Three Little Birds– Bob Marley

xo,

Kristin

Rolling Stone

2 words: Taylor Swift. She might be 19, but this girl rocks—two covers in one month and still leading the U.S. pop charts for 11 weeks. I’m a big music fan (yes, I can be caught with my iPod on singing along to Love Story) and when I got the March issue of Rolling Stone I was so pumped to see her on the cover. Aside from being distracted by her party girl golden locks I couldn’t help but revel in the tarte credit for her makeup cover look! How cool, right?! OK, I digress—back to Taylor. Just reading that feature made me like her more. Totally down-to- earth and driven. Oh and did I mention, she writes or co-writes all of her music. That’s so impressive. It was really refreshing to read about a successful teenager with real goals and determination.
-Kristin

itunes essentials

I’ve been buying a lot of music from itunes lately to update my ipod and I discovered something new, “i tunes essentials”! Basically itunes created mixes of songs from all different years and genres. Some of my favorites are “60′s Rock”, “Alternative Hip Hop”, Total Workout” (perfect for workout sessions with Levi)! -Erica

NYC Concert

I was just reading the line up for the Coachella music festival in Indio, California this year, and the article mentioned that the same promoters are launching a similar music event on the east coast, at Liberty State park in New Jersey. The festival won’t be quite the same as Coachella where most concert goers camp out in the desert, instead trains and ferries will shuttle people in for the 3 day event along the waterside with the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan as a beautiful back drop. Major headliners like Radiohead are expected to be announced. I can’t wait, sounds like a pretty cool event!

Mexico!

I just got back from Mexico for my brother-in-law’s wedding (congrats Vin & Jess!), which was SO much fun, even though it kinda threw me out of the holiday season. (On the way home, I had to listen to Christmas songs on my iPod to get myself back in the mood and prepare for the impending cold.) But what is it about taking one vacation that makes you immediately need to plan another? While we were drinking mojitos poolside, we got in a huge conversation about going to Italy in February…now I’m ready to book it today. And I might actually do it. -Alexis

Waiting in Lines

09/12/07
~Last sunday my friend and I made the trek to Randall’s Island for the Farm Aid benefit concert started by Dave Matthews which works to keep family farmers on their land. I’m a huge Dave fan and was so excited to see him perform along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, BUT the show was so poorly coordinated that the bathroom lines exceed an hour! So basically the whole day was spent in line, either waiting for food and beverages, or waiting for the bathroom. And I know we weren’t the only ones that felt this way so I need everyone to speak up and let the promoters know that the lines ruined the whole experience!! boo. -heather r