Archive for March, 2012

listen up: and work it out!

Summers coming ladies and we’ve put together some hot beats to get your blood pumping for an amazing work out! We jacked the iPods from some of the tartelettes here in the office and created the ultimate fitness playlist.

So tie your laces, stretch it out, and crank the volume…..it’s time to get your butt in gear!

 

1.) A-Trak feat. CyHi Da Prynce – “Ray-Ban”

“If I don’t have amazing music at the gym, my legs turn into cinder blocks and this song makes me move.” -Jenna, creative marketing manager

 

2.) ACDC- “Shook Me All Night Long”

“I listen to this song when I work out because I love rock and it gets me pumping” -Nuria, production coordinator

 

3.) Gwen Stefani- “Hollaback Girl”

“I listen to this right before I start running hard on the treadmill. I swear by it…actually that whole album is great for the gym” – Koryn, community manager

 

4.) Afrojack- “bang duck”

“The beat just gets me up and moving” – Heather,  executive director; operation and product development

 

5.) Green Day- “Brain Stew”

“I love this song because the guitar in the beginning sounds really bad a**, makes me work out hard” – Jen, contributing editor; tarte blog

 

 

natural beauties

We love our celebs all dolled up and glamorized but many of them look even more gorgeous bare faced and O’Naturale. We put together a list of our top 8 natural beauties and man no makeup is even required. Makeup always helps enhance our natural beauty but it sure doesn’t hurt to have a gorgeous palette to start with. I don’t know about you but I sure don’t look like this in the morning….

Alessandra Ambrosio

 Beyonce Knowles

Whitney Port

Maria Menounos

Kourtney Kardashion

Kim Kardashion

Rachel Bilson

Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

girl’s best friend: celebs and their furry besties


Rachel Bilson walks Thurman Murmen, her adorable mixed breed dog.

Lauren Conrad stays fit walking her rescue pup, Chloe.

Kate Beckinsale has her hands full with two little puppies — yet she still manages to find time to shop, go Kate!

January Jones took a stroll with her furry friend in the cool, spring sunshine near her house in LA yesterday. Apparently, the The Mad Men star walks her dog every day!

 

Hilary Duff runs errands with her dog Dubois, a beautiful Bernese mountain dog — how cute!

 

Ashley Olsen carries her adorable French bulldog to her car in NYC. Such a small girl carrying a heavy little pooch….talk about an arm work out.

 

Amanda Seyfried is rarely seen without her dog Finn by her side. She takes Finn everywhere …even on set.

Our favorite looks from ‘Mad Men’

it’s back! Finally, our Mad Men withdrawal is relieved! In the year and a half since we last checked in on Don, Betty, Joan, and Peggy, we’ve all been left with lingering questions – and a hunger for those clothes. Yes, yes, the plot is brilliant and the characters, fascinating, but, to be honest, we’re just as excited for the return of all that gorgeous period fashion.The show epitomizes a time when men and women alike relished dressing for the day, and knew how to make a statement with their attire.

From Joan’s curve-hugging shifts to Betty’s flouncy skirts, each character has a signature look that says something important about their personalities. Here, we’ve recapped our favorite fashion moments from the four leading women – with high hopes that this season’s wardrobe will top them all.

Betty in Rome

Betty’s amazing outfit in Rome is forever seared into this fashion blogger’s brain: the sexy straps, the black – a color unusual for preppy Betty – all accompanied by amazing hair and makeup. It was transformation enough to rekindle the Drapers’ marriage, if just for one evening.

Joan’s Red Dress

This red dress has seen a lot of screen time, with good reason. It perfectly complements Christina Hendricks’ hair color and figure, achieving a lovely balance between bombshell and professional.

Peggy in Plaid

Peggy is more focused on her career than her clothes. She always looks presentable, but isn’t always in a showstopper. But who could forget this outfit? A perfect cut and fit, in whimsical plaid.

Faye’s Black-and-White

Dr. Faye Miller is a charmingly complicated character, but her clothes are simple: professional cuts and lots of black-and-white. She lets her work speak for itself, with her outfits as a neutral backdrop. This scarf-neck dress is subtle and gorgeous. (And the Rorsharch-esque print, a wink at her profession.)

 

happy international puppy day!

One of our resident “barklettes” Fast Eddie taking a puppy disco nap on our PR coordinator’s (Kate)  press samples of deluxe Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in glisten. Talk about a tiring day at the office!

screen to street: The Hunger Games

 

Learn how to get Katniss’s flawless, glowly skin — the ‘no makeup’ makeup look —with these simple steps.

Products you’ll need:
-Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15
-smooth operator™ Amazonian clay illuminating serum
-airbrush finish bamboo foundation brush
-cheek stain in true love
-Amazonian clay 12-hour shimmering blush in buff
-smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof eye liner in golden black and bronze
-lights, camera, lashes!™ clinically-proven mascara
-maracuja divine shine lip gloss in glisten

 

on hand: march madness

We don’t like to play favorites, but there may be one or two tartelettes around the office who will be rooting for Syracuse tonight — and they have the nails to prove it!

Who says sports and beauty don’t mix? Go Orange!

we want to make you blush…for free

We’ve partnered with Youtube beauty guru lipSH0CK to bring you this amazing giveaway! Enter to win here.

 

 

Good luck, tartelettes!!

 

tarte beauty: behind-the-scenes at Alberta Ferretti

Check out the handiwork of world-renowned makeup artist Victor Henao at the Alberta Ferretti for Impulse Only At Macy’s event! Yes, those are our maracuja divine shine lip glosses and Amazonian clay 12-hour blushes in action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lawrence: style recap

Jennifer Lawrence stole our hearts as the beleaguered daughter of a meth cooker in the darkly enthralling film Winter’s Bone. It was clear this girl could act. But it wasn’t until she stepped on the red carpet at last year’s Oscars that she showed us her other side: she can dress, too.

Since then, Lawrence has regularly wowed us with her daring style selections. She’s not afraid of a statement gown, glamorous makeup, or a quick hair-color change. Nor does she mind showing off her amazing bod, while never straying to the wrong side of risky.

Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite looks that Jennifer has rocked in the past year. With the Hunger Games coming out this Friday, we’re looking forward to seeing a lot more of this fashion-forward starlet!

 

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In one of her first major appearances for Winter’s Bone – last years Golden Globes — Jennifer chose this electric pink cut-out number by Oscar de la Renta.

 

 

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Who knew the scraggly West Virginian she played in her breakout role could transform into a Baywatch-esque bombshell? Jennifer did her first Academy Awards right, and caught the world’s attention in a minimalist, head-turning Calvin Klein number.

 

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Jennifer loves red… and a bit of architecture. This sculpted Miu Miu silhouette is fun, and flattering.

 

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We wonder, has Jennifer met a body-con dress she didn’t like? Doubt it. Here, she rocked a curve-hugging navy sheath and a new hair color for an appearance on David Letterman.

 

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While most budding stars might shy away from wild fashion choices, Jennifer’s not afraid to play —  like she does here with this fantastical Viktor & Rolf cut-out piece.

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Once again, the girl loves to show some skin, as with this amazing Tom Ford zipper dress —  but the sexiness is balanced by a long silhouette, demure heels, and youthful makeup. Perfection.