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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!

“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

Lady in Red

Daytime Dare
Welcome to Daytime Dare, tarte’s newest blog feature! Now before you start having flashbacks of traumatic Truth/Dare sessions from adolescence, allow me to explain. Daytime Dare will be a bi-monthly post that will challenge you to incorporate an element of style and beauty that seems strictly p.m., into your a.m. life.
Remember my Mother’s Day post when I totally ripped on my poor mother for her red lipstick addiction? Well, insert foot into mouth. I was wrong! Mama Thompson was (kinda) on to something sporting that rouge mouth of hers. From the models of J.Crew to everyone’s fave “Good Girl Gone Bad,” Rihanna, all signs seem to point to red!
Daytime’s new rouge pout gets an update by being paired with casual garb and perfectly rumpled hair. It’s the polish of the 1940’s with a 2000s twist. While our grandmothers piled on the paint to look more glam, we use red lipstick to infuse a little unexpected pop to our a.m. wear.
For those looking to rock out in red Gwen Stefani style, try tarte’s Vitamin Infused lipstick in Vinyasa, which they describe as “siren red.” Wanting a more subtle hint of rouge? Go for tarte’s Rise&Shine lip-stain in Cherry.
So, whether you go all-out glam or keep it more low-key, this summer take a risk with red. Because during these times of recessional heartache, it’s the little things that truly count.
xo,
Amelia