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tarte on QVC!

If you can’t make it to NYC for one of our Fashion’s Night Out events (or even if you can), then please be sure to tune into Maureen Kelly and the tarte team on QVC this Friday, 9/10 beginning at 12am EST! We’ll be offering a 24-hour only special value (we can’t tell you what it is, but we promise you’ll love it as much as we do)! Below you’ll find a list of our upcoming QVC show times. We want to hear from you—call in and talk to Maureen! Send us a Facebook message or be sure to tweet us! Can’t wait to see what you think of our new goodies!

  • Time:   12:00 am EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   3:00 am EST–Show: Beauty Q&A
  • Time:   6:00 am EST–Show: QVC This Morning
  • Time:   9:00 am  EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   12:00 pm EST–Show: Q Check
  • Time:   3:00 pm EST–Show: Beauty Q&A
  • Time:   6:00 pm EST–tarte: high-performance naturals™ hour show
  • Time:   8:00 pm EST–Show: Friday Night Beauty



Super Saturday 13!

During the summer the Hamptons are filled with high-profile bashes, but nothing beats a mid-afternoon shopping soirée with ALL proceeds going to charity. This past weekend marked the annual Super Saturday 13 event at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, N.Y. (South Hampton). This giant, outdoor sample sale has rows of incredible designers & generous sponsors all supporting an amazing foundation: The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. tarte was honored to be back for our 7th year; but don’t let us fool you it’s not ALL work and no play. At some points throughout the day Maureen, Candace, Leigh & I enjoyed shopping along with the massive crowds! Although, I picked-up some great buys from kooba, J Brand, DVF & others I fully enjoyed celeb spotting some fab fashionistas like Kelly Ripa, Ashley Greene, Rachel Zoe & the Kardashian sisters! Despite 90-degree temperatures, they all looked fabulous.

In addition to the designer booths, brands and celebrities also have the opportunity to sell their products live on QVC. As the Broadcast Sponsor, The Q was able to promote Super Saturday 13 nationwide. So even if you couldn’t attend the event, you could still help support the cause! Both the sales of the live broadcast and (during that time slot) benefit OCRF. In just 3 minutes tarte’s CEO/Founder Maureen Kelly  sold over 2,500 be good to your mother (Earth) natural cotton totes and 24.7 lip sheer sets! And that’s just a snapshot of the amazing charitable contributions we made that day!

After everyone hit the cashier stands and collected all of their fabulous buys, the OCRF is proudly reported that Super Saturday 13 raised a total of $3.4 million dollars for the foundation in just 1 day! I’d have to say it’s the best shopping trip I’ve experienced; every penny is well spent and I have zero buyer’s remorse! Good news: Super Saturday isn’t just for socialites and celebs. Anyone can go—so next year be sure to visit OCRF’s website and buy a ticket. We hope to see you there! ;)

Head to the right sidebar to check out live clips on tarte TV!




Celebrity makeup artist Maria Maio gave actress Susie Essman the perfect look using her favorite tarte goodies for hidden camera TV show Make My Day. Since we’re huge fans of her hilarious, out-spoken character ‘Sussie’ in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, we’ll definitely be tuning in to her latest project! Get this glowing day look with the vanity available at QVC today. Kudos to Maria—we love it!


march 2006


~For those of you who haven’t seen the posts on our board yet, this weekend we have two hour shows this Sunday on QVC. It is so exciting to be there, no matter how many times we’re on. Hopefully all of you guys can watch and support us…it’s always so great to know that our loyal tartelettes are pulling for us! Plus we are introducing some new items, and running a lot of great specials so tune in if you can! April 2, 2006 at 5am & 6pm ET! -maria


~Spring is here—Yay! However, I have nothing fun to wear. I think April and May are by far the most difficult months for clothes. Maybe, I think that because I desperately need a spring jacket—perhaps it’s time I buy that

Burberry, sexy trench I’ve been eyeing. I’d also like to buy some cute lightweight tops. C&C and Juicy never let me down! While I’m at it, I really want these Dita Aviator Sunglasses! -candace

~I just have to show off the cupcakes Maria & I made for Alexis’ birthday last week! They are cookie monster cupcakes since he’s Alexis’ favorite muppet! I think they came out awesome and Alexis loved them! Maybe Maria & I should go into the cupcake business? -erica


~HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! xx the tarte team


~I just have a random funny story; My roommates bf was on a plane back from Florida and the group Three 6 Mafia (The 2006 Academy Award winners for Best Song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”) ended up sitting across from him. The funny thing was they were carrying around their Oscar with them! And when the plane was getting ready for take off they wrapped the Oscar up and put it in an LV bag… that’s some great carry on luggage! haha -erica
~MARCH MADNESS: This weekend was all about Syracuse basketball!! SU became the first team in BIG EAST history to win 4 games on the way to the tournament championship. It started with senior guard Gerry McNamara’s last-second 3-pointer to beat Cincinnati, then a 2 point overtime upset win over UCONN, a 1 point nail-biting victory over Georgetown and the championship win against Pitt. All very, very close games!! Gerry (also known as GMAC) was just unstoppable! And to think the local media said, “McNamara was overrated. The fifth-seeded team will play Texas A&M on Thursday—GO ORANGE!!!! -canDANCE
~It’s still bordering on freezing in NY, but at least Spring is right around the corner! And with that comes spring cleaning – something I’ve never been very good at. I always start out on an adrenaline rush thinking that I’m going to scrub every inch and make everything spotless…then 45 minutes into it I realize I haven’t made a dent, get dejected and go eat some ice cream. It happens every time! Luckily I found this article in

Good Housekeeping that will streamline my spring cleaning…but I’ll probably still top it off with some ice cream! -maria

~Ok, I need to talk about the Oscars. First off, I’m a huge Jon Stewart fan and I think he did a great job! At first he seemed a tad bit timid, but he definitely pulled through (it’s a tough crowd to begin with). And how funny are Steve Carell and Will Ferrell?! I loved their make-up skit. Next, the actual awards…this is the first year that all my guesses for best actor/actress and best supporting actor/actress came true! I was really excited and I saw almost every movie. What I do think is odd is that none of these actors/actresses were in the best movie or in the movie by the best director. Um, and Three 6 Mafia…I’m still speechless. Lastly, let’s talk about fashion!!! Ladies that I thought looked great—Reese’s glam look and Felicity’s daring Zac Posen debut! I really liked Hilary Swank’s and Jennifer Anniston’s dresses (simple, yet classic). And let’s face it—George Clooney really stole the show this year. -candace

october 2005


~For some reason every Halloween my mind shifts directly to Christmas, specifically decorating for Christmas. I love hanging the lights and setting up little statues on the front lawn. This year, I found a new addition to my decorations stash- an
8 foot inflatable snow globe! I know, I know- it’s a bit much, but it looks so awesome!-maria

~I think I might have mentioned that I am a cheerleader every.single.year. for Halloween. I didn’t fail this year either–Saturday I went to a very fun party and my cheering was a success! I’m going to another party tonight and will be wearing the same costume–will I ever retire this?? Probably not! Pictures to follow for sure later this week!-lallie


~I went on a major room cleaning kick this past weekend…I ended up donating so many old clothes and 15 pairs of shoes! Even better is I finally cashed in all the loose change I had stored around my room. I filled up a giant bucket full of change and took it to a Coinstar machine and I ended up making $81!! That’s enough to get some new shoes to replace the ones I donated… remember to save your pennies ladies because it’ll pay off!-erica


~For all of you who haven’t heard yet, this Friday at 11 am eastern time Maureen will host tarte’s second one-hour show on QVC! Live television is so thrilling and exciting (and admittedly a little scary) but we are all starting to get the hang of it- especially Maureen, she’s a natural now! I hope you all can tune in and watch! (ps-you can watch it live on…perfect little break from work, hee hee)-maria


~Had the best weekend, mostly because it was Phil’s birthday and I love coming up with fun gift ideas. This year there was a “five senses” theme, so every gift revolved around a different sense (dinner out for taste, a wine & cheese class for smell-also sort of taste, but I figured wine has a “bouquet”, a winter coat for touch, and tickets to Avenue Q for sight and sound). I wrote a bunch of funny little poems, hid them, and he had to figure out what each gift was. He loved it and I think in the end his birthday was as fun for me as it was for him!-alexis

~Growing up we always had Chinese food on Sunday nights and last night I had the best Chinese dinner from this restaurant called
Baumgart’s in Englewood, NJ. SOOOO good!! It’s an old diner and is so cute inside. Plus, the food is amazing! I even have leftovers for lunch today. I might just have a new Sunday night tradtition.-lallie


~This might be ridiculous but I just heard that Barbie & Ken are contemplating a reconciliation after their split two years ago! I was always a Barbie & Ken fan so this is a good thing. I still can’t believe he cheated with Skipper! This is definitely something I will be following-hehe. So silly!-alexis

~A few years ago tarte participated in a charity event in North Carolina and I flew down to do a young girl’s makeup for the affair. Her name is
Sherilyn and she was in remission for leukemia and came back out last year, having to undergo lots and lots of treatments which eventually led to a bone marrow transplant. Now, she’s working very hard to get better but she can’t be outside and worst of all, she can’t have a real Christmas tree this year so I’m hoping to help raise some money so we can send her a nice artificial tree so she can have a wonderful Christmas!-lallie


~While Lallie may have the ‘mind and soul’ treat for the day, Leonie covered the ‘body’ treat of the day – she brought us in white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory! If there is one thing you need to know about us tarte girls, its that NOTHING makes us happier then cheesecake from The Factory!-maria

~Today Lallie has a special treat for us-she is going to be leading a yoga class at lunch! I haven’t done yoga since college, so I’m really looking forward to it. All of the tarte girls will be doing it. I could use a little zen and relaxation!-nicole


~I haven’t had any good Chinese food at a REALLY nice Chinese restaurant since I moved here. Thanks to the very kind and thoughtful tarte girls who surprised me last Friday with a celebration party for my marriage at Chin Chin I had the chance! I was so moved by their kindness. Even though I am very excited about the wedding at home (Hong Kong) in two weeks, I’m sure I going to miss them.-leonie


~This weekend I’m heading up to Binghamtonfor homecoming. I’m so excited for the beautiful autumn drive up Route 17. I can’t wait to see my friends, show Larry around campus, and have a relaxing weekend out of the City. Not to mention do some shopping and not pay hefty NYC prices!-nicole


~This re-imagined trailer for “The Shining” had me cracking up every time I thought about it this weekend. Whoever did this is amazing-love the musical cue, too. Just in time for Halloween!-alexis

~I went to the movies last night for the first time in months. I saw
The Aristocrats–so freaking funny but I had absolutely no idea what it was about when I went in. If you see it (highly recommended), go in with an open mind but be prepared to laugh your pants off!-lallie


~So my next challenge is bridesmaids dresses, and with 7 very different, very picky girls-the word “challenge” is definitely correct. Initially I was leaning towards greens, but I haven’t seen anything yet that really fits the green I have in my head. So now I’m leaning towards purple,a nice deep amethyst. It’s very tarte, too-how fitting!-alexis

~With all this rain I’ve been a clothes changing fool because I keep getting wet on the way to work. When I left work last night to go to yoga class I left my yoga pants here at the office. So…I had to buy a new pair at the studio. I’d actually been eyeing these pants called
Be Present for a while but just couldn’t bring myself to buy them and now I had a reason. I bought them in aqua and I LOVE them. Plus, they work for just kicking around on the weekends instead of jeans or sweats!-lallie


~I have always hated cold weather and rainy days. These two things are both occuring these days and has made my commuter life even harder. Thanks to one of my vendors from Korea who brought me a barley tea at HBA I can be in a little better spirits. This tea has brightend up many days and has definitely kept me warm. This kind of tea is my all time favorite!-leonie


~We are having some major rainy days here in NY and I know everyone hates them but I’ve always loved them. There’s something so soothing about rain and I can’t resist jumping in a few puddles, but something I can’t stand about the rain my are wet jeans! They are soaked and now I have to sit for the rest of the day at work waiting for them to dry out, I either need to start bringing an extra pair of pants on rainy days or invest in some cute rain boots! I think we know what option I’ll be going with…-erica


~One of the most fun things to do in the wedding process so far has been registering. It’s like making the longest, craziest Christmas list ever, except you actually have a chance to get some of the things on your list. You might remember that a few months ago I was desperately craving the pink Kitchenaid mixer . Well, I put it on one of our registries and lo and behold, a certain redheaded someone decided it would make a lovely engagement present. And it has!!! I already made apple cinnamon pancakes and I love just looking at it on the kitchen counter. Yay!!-alexis

~So this might seem silly to blog about but everyone I know (including me) seems to be getting sick with this fall bug. I went to my local health food store (my fave) and found this
immune support supplement. I’ve been taking it since Thursday and I can honestly say I haven’t gotten any sicker!! For those of you who feel a little under the weather, it’s worth trying.-lallie


~I had a great Rosh Hashanah. I spent it in Long Island with my grandmother. It was a nice bonding experience with her; she’s such a special lady! She also makes the best matzo ball soup of anyone I know. I tried to bring some back for Lallie (it’s her fave!) but it was all eaten! We talked, looked at family pictures, and relaxed. I told her I’d be back again next year to spend the holiday with her.-nicole


~Last week was a crazy yet exciting week! On top of the regular workload & HBA show, we managed to see houses and then bought one in Newtown, PA, unexpectedly. We visited the town this Saturday and found out it’s an amazing, cute and small town. We met an American couple who adopted their daughter from China 8 years ago , they told us there are at least 20-25 Chinese girls who were adopted from China in this town. We are so thrilled that we will be living in this town which is full of kind-heart people and can’t wait to move in!-leonie


~I am so excited because Rich (my bf) got a brand new puppy over the weekend! Her name is Rory and she is a lab/ pointer mix – and she is the cutest puppy I have ever seen! He adopted her from North Shore Animal League, which I think is awesome because there are so many great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens (including a lot of hurricane rescues) who need a good home. If you’re in the market for a new pet I highly suggest that you check it out! -maria

~This weekend I went to the Fall for Dance Festival at the
NY City Center. The Festival showcased 30 dance companies, 5 each night for 6 nights. It was such a great show – the dancers were sooo talented. And the best part – the tickets for every show – no matter where your seat was were $10 each. You can’t beat that! I highly recommend it for next year. I’m going to go more than one night!-heather


~Hey everyone-just wanted to tell you to check Maureen out on QVC’s Pink Ribbon Beauty show today (4-5PM EST)!! She’ll be selling our adorable Ladies Night kits (in 2 different colors) and 50% of the proceeds are going to the Young Survival Coalition. If you’re at work (like the rest of us tarte girls are) you can watch the show live on! They think of everything.-alexis

~My brother’s band,
Washington Lane, was in a Battle of the Bands contest last night AND HE WON!! It was a unanimous decision on the judges part and they won $600 (and I think the opp to tour with the All American Rejects!). We’re still waiting on all the details but I’m so, so happy for him!-lallie

may 2005


~I’m sitting in the office listening to Alexis play an awesome mix CD and its making me want to make a new CD of my favorites. I can’t just yet though because I';m waiting for Coldplay’s new album to come out. I hear its absolutely amazing – you can all check out some sample tracks on the Coldplay website and let me know what you think!-maria

~Does anyone besides me (and my boyfriend) want to see that new Food Network reality show, The Next Food Network Star? I need a new show to be addicted to and this seems like a good choice. I’ll happily watch anything involving food. Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend!-alexis


~So a few years ago I stumbled on this band Rilo Kiley and got kinda into this song of theirs called Science v. Romance. It’s a bit weird, but the music is really lovely. Anyway, now they have a whole hipster-scene thing that I’m not so into, but I still think it’s really funny/awesome that the lead singer is the same girl who played Hannah in Troop Beverly Hills, a true 80s classic. (And the guitarist was Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts!) Just a random musing for today.-alexis


~Ok, I’ve found the perfect quick getaway! It’s a beautiful spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m so there on my next girls trip!-telly

~FREEDOM!!!!!!! That’s the word that describes my weekend. Larry is going to New Orleans with his friend for a bachelor party; I have the apartment to myself!!! Some shopping, some culture, and some spa treatments will entertain me this weekend. I can’t wait! I just hope he behaves himself.-nicole


~I’m so excited about taking cooking and baking classes with Erica! We’re going to take intro to cooking and cake decorating classes. It’s educational, it’s fun and they serve wine – lets see if we can actually make it through the class without passing out!-maria

~I’m so looking forward to the long weekend!! I plan on playing tennis, rafting, and having a good America barbeque in our backyard…let’s hope the weather holds up!-leonie


~I can’t believe it but I actually LIKED Star Wars III! John literally had to drag me there on Saturday (I had visions of long lines and obnoxious Star Wars junkies in my head) and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it. For all you girly girls out there…it ain’t that bad!-heather


~I’m officially a GRADUATE! I can’t believe it, no more school.. I’m on the path to being an adult with coffee and my new Kate Spade Planner in hand. Now I just have to get through the ten Graduation parties I have this weekend!-erica

~Just got back from London last night-I had such a great time!! Honestly, the trip was even better than I expected..I got to see 2 friends who live over there, which was so nice. However, I am totally bummed to come back to our hacked forum!! Luckily Telly fixed it, but all our old posts are gone. I think I’m taking it the hardest-Erica is making fun of me. Oh well, onto bigger and better posts.-alexis


~Jeans…jeans…jeans…that’s all I can say! I desperately needed to get some new jeans for my new job here at tarte because coming from Wall Street, you couldn’t wear them to work so I didn’t have that many. After searching and searching I hit the jackpot at the Saks and Neimans outlet. My best bargain was a pair of Diesel’s for $42!! I also got a pair of Paper, Denim & Clothand a pair of Smiths. Now I just need a good tailor.-nicole


~I had the best weekend I’ve had in so long! A friend was visiting so we came into Manhattan to show her around and to be honest it was really the first time I spent time visiting all the different neighborhoods since moving here. We went everywhere–even Times Square! The best part–Terrance bought me a Marc Jacobs bag!! I’m thrilled…he’s the best!-leonie

~My parents just returned from their native Scotland after a two week trip and they brought me some great goodies! I love these English tea biscuits called McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives and they brought me three packages!! Yeah! (not so yeah for the diet). They also brought me a tea towel (so Scottish!) with our family tartan on it. So exciting!-heather


~I must say, I’m really into the Yankees right now and no, I’m not one of those fans that hates them when they lose and then jumps on the bandwagon when they win. My favorite thing to do when its nice out is go to a game, which I haven’t been able to do at all this year sigh Hopefully I can have one weekend without some type of party or family function and get one game in before September!-maria


~I am SUCH a dork! I love spring cleaning so much (too bad I can’t clean on a regular basis!) that I found myself reorganizing my sock drawer at 10:00 last night! However, I think what got me through is my new music obsession that I listened to ALL DAY and night which is so good I literally put the CD on repeat. Her name is Corinne West and her voice is amazing…Definitely worth checking out.-lallie

~OK, everyone has to go to the beauty buzz forum on our bulletin board and check out gossipgirl’s fun polls. I am such a nerd that I nearly wrote an essay on my favorite products (tarte & non-tarte). But we wanna hear from you guys too-check it out and post your faves.-alexis


~Happy Friday the 13th! I am so glad it’s Friday. I can’t wait to spend this whole weekend making home improvements. We’re pretty much spending the whole weekend shopping for finishing touches, but on Sunday we’re gonna go to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the Basquiat exhibit. He’s one of my favorite artists so I can’t wait. I’m hoping we can pick up some kind of frame-worthy print.-alexis


~I got two great pieces of news recently!! I am so excited! The first, my mom is coming here in two months-TO LIVE in the US! I am so happy that I can see her more often. The second, my sister-in-law just announced that she’s pregnant! She and my brother just got married six months ago! I can’t wait to see their baby.-leonie

~I’m going to Michigan this weekend! Are there any Midwesterners out there? It’ll be so nice to get out of the City and see some green grass, trees and fresh air! We’re also planning to do lots of shopping out there. They have amazing outlets. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait for Larry’s mom’s food!!-nicole


~I had a wonderful weekend at home in North Carolina. A group of amazing people were visiting, one of whom happened to be Wavy Gravy, a political activist for peace. Such an amazing person who has devoted his entire life to helping others… Most people know him from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream aptly named Wavy Gravy. Unfortunately, the flavor was sent their graveyard because the Brazil nuts in it are too expensive. However, it’s currently in a list to be removed from the graveyard. Please VOTE to bring this flavor back as all the royalty money from Wavy’s name goes to his summer camp for underprivileged kids. It’s for a good cause!!-lallie


~My best friend has to go on a work trip to London next week and she’s allowed to bring a guest so I get to be her plus one!! I’m so excited. I love London, so I won’t even mind wandering around by myself while she’s out doing work things. We get to stay at a schmancy hotel and it’s basically just a long weekend trip…I can’t wait! The only thing I’ll be missing is my boyfriend. I wish he could come.-alexis

~ I’m so excited for this Saturday. My best friend’s sister is getting married and I get to go! I love going to weddings…I think in my next life I’ll be a wedding planner. I definitely would have talked my friend out of buying her maid of honor dress – she spent $3,000 on it!!! Can’t imagine what her actual wedding gown would cost – yikes!-maria


~We finally bought furniture!!!! I’m so excited! A dining room table, four chairs, a coffee table and an end table! Soon my apartment will look like a real apartment. I can actually have people over and they can eat at the table like normal human beings. I can’t wait to cook!-nicole


~Monday was so exciting! As most of you know we were on QVC and sold out in 8 minutes – incredible! Alexis and I were so nervous, but Maureen was awesome. It was a long day though, we didn’t get back to NY until 2 am – luckily my very wonderful boyfriend drove down here to pick me up and bring me home.-maria


~So my big move is coming up this Friday and I was in packing hell all weekend. You wouldn’t think one studio apartment could hold all this junk, but after 5 years (and one boyfriend with a LOT of clothes, video games & DVDs)…I guess anything is possible. I’m guessing I’ll be exhausted and cranky for the next 2 weeks or so. Should be a good time for everyone who works with me!-alexis

~I had the best weekend I think I’ve ever had. My yoga training started on Friday night and went all weekend. As intense as it was I was still so into it. So much information and now I have homework assignments! I love it so much though and feel so mentally relaxed…let’s hope I stay this way!-lallie