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Tarte’s Three Wishes

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

This Holiday Tarte has released three limited-edition collections – We Wish You Wealth, We Wish You Health and We Wish You Happiness - that are sure to please any gal lucky enough to receive them.

We Wish You Wealth
This three-tiered, limited-edition palette is stacked with exclusive shades of Tarte’s favorite goodies:
• 16 Tarte Vitamin-E enriched Eyeshadows
• 16 Tarte Vitamin-E enriched Lipglosses
• Three 24/7 Lip Sheers with SPF 15
• Four Gel Eyeliners
• One Eyelid Primer
• One Luminizer
• Eyeshadow & Lip Brushes
• Four award-winning Cheek Stains

We Wish You Health
A 4-piece discovery set that contains all the tools you need for looking better, naturally:
Mini Clean Slate Face Primer
Mini Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo in Slate
Mini Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in-1 Mascara
Mini Inside Out Vitamin-Infused Lipgloss Powered by BORBA in Serenity

We Wish You Happiness
This year Tarte has released three brand new shades of cheekstain that are sure to leave you with a dewy glow! These little treasures come in a plush, purple, jeweled-case with compact mirror—perfect portables for all of your travels.

Merry (sheer candy-pink)
Delighted (shimmery rose-gold)
Enchanted (shimmery pale-pink)

My Summer Bag Basics

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

We are in the heart of summer and I am constantly on the go, from morning to night. Meetings, product launches and seeing friends are on my daily agenda. I need my bag to hold the items that will keep me feeling and looking fresh all day long. Here are the 15 items that I currently cannot live without. What are your summer bag basics?

I burn so fast that I need to have it on hand all the time. I use Kinesys SPF 30. It smells great, dries super fast and is non greasy.


What would I do without money…not a lot! Mine was from Winners – they have a great selection and at good prices.

Note pad and pen

I keep it with me and write down the names of great restaurants, shops and any other pertinent info that comes my way. Notepad was $3 and pen was sent to me with my bombshell bargains order.

Keeping those harmful rays out of your eyes is important. I am not sure where I purchased mine from as they are quite old.

Blotting Sheets
Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are so fabulous. They soak up excess oil and cut the shine but they do not add any additional makeup or powder to your face.


My favourite will always be my Chanel Allure Sensuelle. When it is a little sticky out or I am going from day to evening – a little squirt makes me feel and smell great.

Lip Balm

My current choice is Yonder and Green Moisturising Lip Balm as it keeps my lips feeling soft and supple. I like this product as they use high quality natural ingredients and I kind of liked the idea of it being vegan friendly too.

Cheek Stain
When I am going from day to evening and don’t have the chance to go home I dab a little Tarte Tickled onto the apples of my cheeks to add just a touch of colour to my face. This product is really easy to just pop into your bag and apply when needed.

Breath Freshner
I love those little Listerine Pocket Paks. So tiny yet so tough. No one likes coffee breath!

Headache Tablets
I am prone to migraines and headaches so I keep a little container of Tylenol Extra Strength with me at all times. There is nothing worse than being in a meeting and having a headache start.

Hand and Body Lotion
I have several travel size bottles of lotion that can be thrown into my purse at the last minute. My current favourite is J.R. Watkins Apothecary Aloe and Green Tea. It is very refreshing – perfect for hot summer days and evenings.

Summer is all about gloss! I have two in my bag at the moment: Rimmel Light Beam in 100 in the Mix and MAC Lipglass in Young Spark. The Rimmel gloss is so funny – it has a little mirror on the side and it has a light inside so you can apply at night! What will they think of next?

I would not usually say that eyeshadow should be an item in my bag…but this dual-ended eyeshadow wand from DaLish is fantastic. Swipe a little on your lid and gently smooth and you are done. Smart!

Hair Smoother
When the weather outside gets a little humid – as it is not, my hair gets a mind of its own. I like to be able to smooth it down and stop those stray flyaway hairs from sticking straight up! Recently I was introduced to Herbal Essences Shimmery Nights and it is great for those naughty stray hairs and it also adds a little shimmer to my coif too!

Business cards

You never know who you are going to meet – whether it is a potential client, employer or cute guy

My Top 5 Blushes

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Everyone looks great with a rosy glow on their cheeks, don’t you think? I personally feel naked without my blush.

Today I’d like to share my top 5 favourite blushes with you…

5. Laura Mercier Cheek Colour
These natural blushes provide a soft, sheer finish in long wearing colours that stay true and blend easily on the skin.
Favourite Colours: Blushing Apple, Nectar and Opera
Price: $22.00

4. i.d. bareMinerals Blush
These creamy, pure bareMinerals blushes give you a beautiful, healthy tone that looks natural, because it is. Create a soft, radiant glow that’s ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and problem-prone skin.
Favourite Colours: Thistle and Lovely
Price: $18.00

3. Benefit Rush Hour
This instant makeover for lips and cheeks instantly warms the complexion for a neutral rosy glow with a simple swipe and blend motion.
Price: $20

2. NARS Blush
Translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.
Favourite Colours: Orgasm, Silvana, Oasis
Price: $25.00

1. Tarte Cheek Stain
A water based, push-up gel stick that is perfect for a fresh flush of colour.
Favourite Colours: Flush, Blushing Bride and Tipsy
Price: $28.00

Tomorrow is the last day of this feature and I will be looking at foundations., Inc.

My Top 5 Mascaras

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Today I am sharing my top 5 favourite mascaras. I find that I need a couple in my makeup bag as certain occasions require certain lashes. For example…

It’s a weekday and I am working from home – I’ll probably go with the Bobbi mascara in dark brown as it’s pretty natural. It’s a Saturday night and I am going out with the girls, it’s Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara all the way! Important business meeting and it’s raining outside (how unusual!) Sue Devitt will keep my peepers from looking racoon-esq.

Here are my top 5 favs:

5. Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara
A Bobbi Brown best-seller. Everything Mascara is an everyday essential for lashes. Formulated to lengthen, thicken, and define for maximum fullness. Conditions and strengthens for soft lashes. The formula won’t flake, smudge, or clump.
Favourite Colours: Dark Brown and Black
Price: $20.00 USD

4. Sue Devitt Water Resistant Mascara
Create perfect lashes with this special water resistant volumizing and thickening mascara. The unique formulation and perfectly contoured wand, ensures incredibly thick, smudge-proof lashes, instantly.
Favourite Colours: Zaire (shimmering plum) and Hong Kong (black)
Price: $28.00 USD

3. Lancôme Définicils
For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this best-selling mascara provides the ultimate in shaping and separation. Patented brush coats each lash, from base to tip, for superb definition. Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers.
Favourite Colours: Black and Deep Brown
Price: $23.00 USD

2. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes!
This lash-loving combination of carnuba and candellia wax to help extend and maintain the length of the lashes; synthetic film to form and hold the curl; and soft esters derived from olives to add volume and shine – all you need for the ultimate close up. Love the packaging!
Favourite Colour: One colour – Rich Black
Price: $18.00 USD

1. Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara
A black mascara that gives lashes tons of ‘BAD-itude!’ This lash loader is like instant false lashes.
Favourite Colour: One colour – Black
Price: $19.00 USD

Tomorrow I delve into my favourite blushes and cheekstains. See you then!

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