Archive for December, 2012

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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pin, win and sparkle this holiday…

What happens when we team up with chic, design savvy blogger Kimberly of eat.sleep.wear, denim style king AG Jeans and  purveyors of beautiful trinkets, stella&dot? You get the chance to win a complete holiday look!

If, like us, you’re a fan of any of the above, then you truly understand what an amazing opportunity this is. And if you haven’t heard of them… you’re welcome.

Get more info here!

holiday gift guide: urban muse

One of our favorite rock & roll divas, Kim Schifino (the female half of the indie dance duo Matt & Kim) is a fearless, stylish and hilarious tartelette! Check out #MKrealtalk to see what we mean. She also lives by a cruelty-free philosophy, so when it came time to plan Matt & Kim’s Fall 2012 Lightning Tour, the duo arranged to host that city’s no-kill animal shelter in the concert venue’s lobby. This gave concert-goers the opportunity to learn how they can help keep their community a no-kill area. We’re very proud to call her a tartelette — but not too proud to snoop through her holiday gift list!

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holiday gift guide: broadcast beauty

You’ve probably heard of Emily Eddington, a well-known beauty blogger, highly respected YouTube beauty guru and former morning news anchor, she knows a thing or two about beauty — and how to look bright-eyed and beautiful before the morning sun has even cracked the horizon.  She’s been feaured in a slew of magazines and is slowly become a nationally recognized beauty expert. Of coure we were dying to know what she had on her holiday gift list.

So we asked her. And here’s what she told us!

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holiday gift guide: the edgy eclectic

 

Blogger, model, fashion designer, and “it kid”  – à la Nylon Magazine — Audrey Kitching has definitely made an impression on us.  A funky cross between girly and punk, she’s a pop culture princess, social media maven and  bona fide trendsetter. Safe to say we’ve got a major girl crush on her.  So you can just imagine how excited we were when she gave us a peek at her holiday gift list!

What does the hippest of the hip want to give and get this year?  Keep reading to find out! More >

the best holiday movies. ever

Candy canes, eggnog, champagne – oh my! The holiday season is in full swing, tartelettes. In between stalking down the perfect gifts and attending the mad rush of festive parties, we like to wind down with a quiet night here and there. Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit better than curling up with a warm cup of cheer and a great holiday movie. These are our favorites — ones we re-visit each year. What are yours?

 

Love Actually
This one’s a no-brainer. Charming and clever, with a cast that includes some delicious man candy (hi, Colin!) and fabulous leading ladies.

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holiday gift guide: maureen’s must-haves

Product developer extraordinaire, CEO, beauty guru, working mom, beach lover…Maureen wears a lot of hats, and even those of us who work with her day in and day out wonder  just what makes her tick. While we may never get a straight answer to that question, she did slow down enough to spill her holiday must-haves! More >

gifts for the men in your life

 

 


If you ask us, there is nothing more challenging then buying gifts for the men in your life.  If you happen to know a guy who’s willing to give you hints, or, even better, come right out and tell you what he wants this holiday, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The rest you may want to reference this guide.

From grandpa’s to boyfriends, younger brothers and fathers, we’ve got you covered. More >

holiday gift guides: clean and classic

 

Kim, tarte’s resident numbers cruncher, is the one that ensures bills get paid, expense reports make sense and everything adds up at the end of the day. But when it comes to her personal style, not to mention her holiday gift list, she likes to add a pinch of color to her otherwise classical look. Check out the items that are topping her list this year: More >

gifts for the jet-setter

 

 

While you and your friends may not consider yourselves glamorous, gallivanting globetrotters, you will, most likely, be traveling somewhere this holiday. Be it cross-country on a Greyhound or first class across the Atlantic, we know you plan to travel in style, and we encourage you to share to gift chicness! Here are our favorites travel gifts.

Clockwise fromt he top left: Henri Bendel To Go Tech Set ($68); Xhilaration “Zzzz” Sleep Mask ($4.99); Kate Spade Passport Cover ($68); Diptyque Mini Travel Candle. City Walks Travel Cards ($14.95); Globe-Trotter Extra-Deep Suitcase ($1,750).