Posts tagged nails

holiday gift guide: mani maven

Creator of U Don’t Need a Man, U Need a Manicure, Jessica Washick has taken DIY nail art to a whole new level. A true tartelette, Jessica created a nail design inspired by the packaging of our 2012 Holiday line. Then the ambidextrous creative genius wowed us by applying laquer to both of her hands!  In awe or her talent and chic aesthetic, we knew she would have a gift list to envy. Check our her top gift picks of the season.

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chic fall nail trends

Nails could be nature’s best accessory. Unlike a haircut or a new outfit, they offer an easy way to jump on a trend or make a statement without committing too much -  all for under ten bucks. Be wild in neon, ladylike in neutral, or vampy in black  as quickly as your mood changes. Now, with the recent trend of serious nail polish and art, your choices are more varied than ever. As with any accessory, with the seasons so go the trends; here are the nail looks we’ll be rocking this fall. More >

very handy: standing alone

It’s been a while since we saluted the stunning nail art that walks through the doors of the tarte office, and when we saw this lovely design — hand painted by our senior graphic designer Erica — we knew it deserved some fanfare.

What kind of polish are you rocking this summer?

very handy: all mixed up

Things  have been busy in the tarte office! We’ve got our miracle of maracuja TSV on QVC tomorrow and everyone is prepping for the kick off at midnight! With all this energy buzzing around, I thought Jen’s mixed nail polish was a perfect example of our pretty, but slightly disjointed, harmony.

Jen used two Essie polishes to create the look, the lighter shade is called navigate her, and the darker is power clutch.

 

very handy: bright on!

Neon is the trend right now, and with never-ending gloom in the air this winter, I’m thankful for it! It’s a trend that’s  bold, cheery and reminds me that, yes, there is always a bright side. When I saw Sylvie, our VP of marketing, sporting this neon varnish – Hot Pop Pink by CND – and bright yellow blouse, I had to take a snap.

Who else is rocking neon nails?

very handy: rainy day nails

It’s pouring rain in NYC, and I thought Bianca, tarte’s graphic designer, was rocking nails that totally captured the gloomy, city mood. A little bit goth, a little bit flash — she layered OPI’s silver shatter over a sleek noir shade called black lingerie. And yes, that is Kate Moss’s face in the background.

What polish are you sporting today?

 

 

very handy: blue summer preview

 

What’s not to love about butter London nail polish? A 3 Free company, their products are formulated without Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP, plus they feature some serious rock star colors.  The shade above is called Slapper — part of their summer 2012 collection – an incredibly versatile and fun polish that can liven up any outfit.  To cheer up a gloomy and rainy Wednesday, our customer service rep Jen decided to slap on a coat (pun intended), and things are already looking brighter.

very handy: february nails

February is the heart of winter, dark and cold but tinged with the knowledge that spring is just around the corner. Our polish choice: OPI’s Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees. A mysterious mix of purple, grey and blue, this color has just enough edge to get you through the winter.

Eco Friendly Nail polish!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Kaia House’s amazing eco friendly nail polishes. The brand offers beautiful shades that suite any style. Say goodbye to those harsh chemicals, because Kaia Houses’ organic Bio-Polishes, just like your favorite tarte cosmetics, are free of phthalates, toluene and formaldehyde — even celebs like  Rachel Bilson and Jessica Alba have become devotees. Swing by their site and while you’re there be sure to snag a bottle of  the  soy nail polish remover they offer, it’s  free of pegs, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde too!

Organic eco-nail polishes in chic shades right at our fingertips, what more could a girl ask for?

 

 

 

The World at Your Finger Tips

Pedi Time!

Ok, ladies: let’s do this together. Slide off the Uggs. Roll down the socks. Now breathe. A quick pedicure and no one will ever see those chips and flakes from last winter’s hottest shade! Eco-friendly brands such as Zoya, Butter London and my favorite vegan brand, Ginger + Liz have come to our rescue with fresh, new shades that allow us to step into summer looking bold and beautiful.  Go wild with a hot new neon shade or beach it up with a gorgeous earth tone. The world is at your fingertips…or your toes.

What summer polish shade is your favorite?! Pics and comments please. J

xo

Jen, a fellow tartelette ambassador