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Is 2012 really only a few days away?

It seems like this new year really snuck up on us, so we decided to take a few minutes and make some resolutions.

From eating right, to putting a moratorium  on Diet Coke, each one of us has a goal for the next year — maybe seeing them in print will help us achieve them!

I resolve to live every minute like it’s my last and STOP sweating the small stuff!
-Maureen Kelly, tarte Founder and CEO

My resolution is to seriously dial down my daily coffee intake.  I could never forego my morning cup, but whenever I feel like I need an energy boost, I’m going to take a brisk walk around the block!
-Heather, Controller

I’m hoping to travel more in the New Year! There are just so many places to see!
-Candace, Director of Communications & Market Strategy

As recently advised by a friendly source, my New Year’s resolution is to take a breather and be more patient.
-Heather, Executive Director, Product Development

“I resolve to exercise more. There’s nothing like the energy from a morning workout…so I’ll be setting my alarm clock and hitting the gym!”
-Staci, Integrated Marketing & E-Commerce Specialist

“Next year I’m going to revamp my diet…less Skittles, more veggies.” 
-Jess, Public Relations & Artistry Relations Manager

“I resolve to pay more attention to my budget this year, like painting my nails instead of getting manis!”
-Kate, Public Relations Coordinator

“As a coffee junkie, I resolve to make it myself rather than having a barista do it for me!”
-Amanda, Project Manager

“My resolution this year is to drink more water and get back in shape. I’m determined to be able to do a 5K in under 25 minutes again!”
-Bianca, Graphic Designer

“To stop worrying about the small stuff — and to recognize what is small!”
-Celeste, Retail Operations Associate

“My resolution is to finish decorating my apartment. I moved in August — there’s no excuse for going seven months without a couch!”
-Rachel, Operations Coordinator

“To drink more water…instead of Diet Coke.”
-Kim, Accounting Analyst

“My New Year’s resolution is to actually use the kickboxing gym membership I bought months ago.”
-Melanie, Product Development Coordinator

“I resolve to cook at least one meal each week. I have a kitchen in my apartment — it’s about time I used it!”
-Koryn, Community Manager

Travel more! Get out – see the world.”
-Jen, Customer Service Representative & Contributing tarte talk Editor

My resolution is to make sure I’m hitting the gym at least twice a week.  Getting my cardio in is such a great stress reliever and helps to keep me on point for the rest of the week.”
-Leigh, QVC Marketing Coordinator

What’s are your New Years resolutions, tartelettes?

start the new year off right: your healthy guide to 2012

With Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pies, and Christmas cookies in the past, it’s time to ring in the New Year with some tips to maintain your health in 2012.

Get prepared: Stocking up your kitchen with healthy favorites will eliminate the temptation to eat junk food that could be detrimental to your well-being and your fitness goals. Warm up with a nutritious cup of soup or jumpstart your metabolism with a cleansing cup of green tea. Oh yeah, you may also want to toss what’s left of the holiday candy.

Get moving: Whether you enjoy working up a sweat on a bike, on your feet, or to the beat, there are tons of options to get you off the couch and ready for summer clothes. Group exercise, such as gym classes or joining a running club, is a great way to meet friends who have the same fitness goals in mind. You would be surprised how much fun you can have while burning calories!

Get pumped up: Listening to some upbeat tunes is sure to put you in a good mood. Whether taking a Zumba class or hitting the clubs, hearing chart topping tunes by Rihanna, Pitbull, or Flo Rida are sure to give you a “Good Feeling.”

Get de-stressed: Yoga and meditation are stress relieving activities that benefit the mind and body. Taking even just five minutes a day to focus on your breathing and clear your mind will help you let go of any stressful thoughts. Regular practice of these techniques can change the way you relate to yourself and others, making your relationships stronger and more fulfilling.

Get some rest: After a busy day at work or at home, sleep is essential for replenishing energy, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy weight. Make a New Year’s resolution to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night – your body will thank you!

Take these tips, make them part of your daily routine, and 2012 will be your best year yet!

Fresh Look for Winter 2011

Happy New Year tartelettes! I hope it was happy, healthy and chock full of resolutions (please share below & give others inspiration). For 2011 my resolutions seem a bit unoriginal, but nonetheless,  I feel they’re extremely important. Like 99% of the population fitness is at the top of my list. However, I’m changing up my routine and spending lots of free time snowboarding! Along with firming up the bod, I’m trying to eat healthy and aiming to be a better version of myself. As I begin the process of reinvigorating from the inside out, I’m also going with a fresh new look to match my rejuvenated attitude (relaxed, centered & glowing). I’ve pulled together my fresh winter 2011 look for you above—what do you think?

I’m counting on my exercise and healthy eating (lot’s of greens & colorful foods) to banish that dull winter skin. If I need any additional glow I can count on tarte’s smooth operator™ Amazonian Clay illuminating serum ;) Additionally, I’ll be warding off winter lips and achieving the perfect nude/pink pout with my fRxtion lip exfoliator and balm and LipSurgence™ natural matte lip tint in exposed. With our complexion in check let’s  show it off with the perfect knot. High or low, the ballerina bun is back and so effortless; plus, it will take me from work-to-gym.  Last but not least, I want warm comfy clothes that are both relaxed and pulled together. What’s better and more season appropriate than the perfect fair isle sweater? I love both the playfulness and comfort in the choices above, either option can be paired with skinnies and chic booties. So, as I’ve closed the door on 2010 and said hello to 2011, I’m in search of the best year, yet! Fingers crossed I’ve got myself started in the right direction. Tell us about your new look for 2011! Comment below.

xo,

Kristin

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! xo, the tarte team

Happy 2010 & we’re glad to be back!! This year our resolutions are to live our healthiest year yet and put our best faces forward. We have survived the holidays, pledged to hit the gym and will do our best to nix some of our bad habits. At tarte we believe that the best way to show our efforts is through a glowing, healthy complexion. With temps still dipping and two winter months ahead of us, we definitely need a strategy for this luminous skin we crave.

The basics are a given: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize & probably moisturize again because these months leave our precious faces extremely dry and dehydrated, but then what?! Well, here’s where your natural beauty complexion products are ESSENTIAL. I’m not talking your favorite shadow, liner & mascara, but the core items that perfect the natural YOU;)
Start anew with clean slate natural primer; this helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. This alone will make your skin feel incredibly supple. Next, cover any blemishes or red spots with tarte’s foolproof eraser pen—swipe, dab, dot whatever works for you. The ingredients are correcting the spot rather than sitting on top of it. Foundation really is a personal preference (but choose one with SPF, even in the winter)—if you prefer full coverage choose ReCreate™ & if you opt for a tinted moisturizer reach for smooth operator with SPF 20. Either way, I promise 1 of the 2 will be your new best friend! Finish up with provocateur natural mineral pressed powder SPF 8 & a hint of park ave bronzer. A tip that Maureen passed along to me: avoid brushing bronzer over your entire face; instead try drawing the number 3. Start at the forehead, swish around your temple to the cheekbone and then back around and under the jaw bone. This will give you radiance without too much shimmer. Just a coat of mascara and your favorite matte lip sheer & you’re out the door. You can feel even better knowing that if you slip-up with all of the other goals you have set; these antioxidant & nutrient rich products will be doing the work on your complexion from the inside-out!

xo,
P.S.
We are giving away Clean Slates on our facebook & twitter! Share your resolution to enter & win!

"New Year, New You"

Everyone says, “New Year, New You.” It’s a strong statement, but I’m trying a little something new with my hair in 2009. According to an Allure.com poll, 58% of women say a new haircut or color is their first step when they want a change. I recently jumped from dirty blonde to a deep chestnut—it’s a big change! I’m just now learning how to manage the color, while keeping my hair healthy. I’d love to hit up the salon for a deep condition or glaze treatment, but who really has the time or the money to do that? My solution: John Frieda’s luminous color glaze in clear shine. Here’s how it works—smooth it on, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse! Simple. I think this is absolutely perfect to achieve that crucial shine and glossiness in the months between your salon visits. Even better, it’s only $9.99!

-Kristin

Wednesday with Maurey!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m very excited because today I’m getting a visit from our fabulous board member (and my friend) Maurey, who I haven’t seen in almost 3 years. She’s going to stop by tarte HQ for a visit with everyone and then we get to have a nice catch-up dinner. Of course, it’ll be 16 degrees tonight, but I’m excited nonetheless. We’re both eagerly awaiting the day tarte expands to London, so I can visit her for a change. (Plus, I never pass up the opportunity to be in London!) -Alexis