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Tarte 8th World Wonder Best Of The Amazon 6 Piece Clay Collection TSV

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on February 15, 2011

I can’t believe we’re already more than half way through February.  We’re so close to March that QVC is already making some of their upcoming March Today’s Special Values available for pre-order.  One of those has really caught my eye.

The Tarte 8th World Wonder Best Of The Amazon 6 Piece Clay Collection feature 6 must have cosmetics products and one cosmetics brush housed in a cosmetics bag for the fantastic price of $48.36.  Products featured include a Lights, Camera, Lashes Volumuizing Mascara in black;, an Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Wear Powder Blush in Glisten (peachy/pink), an AC Long-Wear Eye Shadow Quad in dark brown, shimmering bronze, light sand & shimmering plum, an AC Automatic Waterproof Gel Liner in Golden Plum; a Pure Optic-Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Golden Pink, an AC Balancing Foundation SPF 15 w/brush in choice of Fair, Light, Med., Tan or Deep, and a purple faux leather cosmetic bag.

I passed on the last Tarte TSV and have regretted everyday since then.  There was no way I was passing on this upcoming TSV.  I have already placed my auto-delivery order.  I already picked up a Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Wear Powder Blush (review coming soon!) that I am totally in love with.  This is the perfect way to build up that collection since each order will feature a different blush shade.  If you’re eyeing Glisten blush in this TSV know that it looks like it is going to be a QVC exclusive for at least the time being seeing as it’s not available at Sephora.  And if you’ve been following this blog you know that Lights, Camera, Lashes is my absolute favorite mascara so it won’t hurt to get a new tube with each order.

The TSV price is $48.36 with 3 Easy Pays of $16.12.  Amazing price considering just the blush and mascara would cost you $44.  The regular QVC price will be $58.  Although the date of the Tarte Today’s Special Value on QVC isn’t until March 14th, the TSV is already available for pre-order.  Just know that usually when you pre-order a QVC TSV it doesn’t usually ship until the TSV date.  Sometimes we get lucky and they ship them out sooner, but don’t expect it.

Are you loving this Tarte Today’s Special Value 8th World Wonder Best Of The Amazon 6 Piece Clay Collection?  Will you be picking it up?


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Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo Review And Swatches

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on February 3, 2011

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Tarte Cosmetics.  So when Tarte was on QVC recently during their Beautiful You, Try Something New event I was very happy to see a ton of new items.  I showed a little restraint, but I still picked up a bunch of new products from Tarte.  Of the new products I have received so far, I would have to say that the Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo is my favorite.

The Achiote Duo features a Tarte Cheek Tint in a beautiful mirrored compact as well as a new Lip Luster lip crayon both in the peachy-pink Achiote shade.  Tarte claims that both items provide natural looking color and are long-wear products.

When I saw the presentation on the Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo, I was immediately sold.  The color looked great on the models and given my love for Tarte I knew the quality would be there.  This duo did not disappoint.  The color is amazing and gives me such a natural look that would make you say “you look nice” as opposed to your make-up looks nice,” you know what I mean?

At first look, the Achiote shade looks very pink.  But after you apply the products, you see that it is much more of a peachy-pink shade.  Both the cheek tint and the lip luster appear to have a lot of shimmer, at first look.  The lip luster does have a touch of shimmer when applied, but the cheek tint doesn’t really have any shimmer when applied.  The look of the cheek tint on the skin is very similar to that of the Tarte Cheek Stains; that is it leaves you with a nice glow.  The swatch pictures do not do this shade justice!

I love the new Tarte Lip Lusters.  It felt so smooth and creamy when I applied it to my lips.  It really does combine the best of lipsticks and lipglosses in that it has a creamy feel and coverage like a lipstick but the shine of a gloss.  Of course, we’re not talking about high shine here.  Luster really is the best name and description for this product.  There is a very nice minty flavor when you first apply the Lip Luster as well.  It doesn’t last very long, but it is a nice little surprise when you first apply.  There isn’t a tingling feeling or anything like that that you might associate peppermint with.  The color seems to last between 4 and 5 hours for me.

As for the Cheek Tint, this is another homerun.  First off, the compact is really great.  It has a beautiful design on the cover, it contains a nice sized mirror, and it closes securely.  I hate it when you get a compact that doesn’t close well and then you have to worry about opening in your purse, make-up bag, etc. I don’t think you will have that problem with this compact.  As I already said, the finish on this product is very similar to that of Tarte Cheek Stains.  Honestly, I don’t know why this product is a “Cheek Tint” and not a “Cheek Stain” because for me the look and wear-time is the same as the Cheek Stains.  The only difference is that it is housed in a compact and not the push-up stick.  When applied, you are left with a beautiful, natural glow.  I have used this Cheek Tint everyday since I have gotten it and it has paired well with a wide range of colors and looks.  For me, the color lasts at least 8 hours (that’s when I stopped checking the mirror and my watch).

Both the Cheek Tint and Lip Luster are sheer, but buildable.  A little goes a long way, especially if you’re going for the natural glow look.  The Achiote color is a very flattering shade that should work for most skin types.

Overall, I absolutely LOVE the new Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo.  The color is so gorgeous and really leaves you with such a natural glow.  It will be perfect for the upcoming Spring and Summer.  And it’s not just the color that I love, it’s the products themselves.  I already picked up 2 more of the Lip Lusters which I will post a review and swatches for later.

The Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo is available at for $35 with a retail value of $49. During Beautiful You, Try Something New, I picked this up for $28.93. Having tried this duo out, I would pick it up at $35 in a heartbeat.

Did you pick up the Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint & Lip Luster Duo?  Have you tried any of the new Tarte Lip Lusters?  What do you think?

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Half Way Thru The Beautiful You, Try Something New

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 21, 2011

We’re about half way thru The Beautiful You, Try Something New QVC event.  Have you done a lot of damage?  I’ve picked up the Mally 6-Piece Bulletproof Beauty Starter Kit, the Tarte Waterproof Amazonian Clay Calming Concealer, the Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint Lip Luster Duo, and the Tarte High Shine Lip Luster Duo with Lipsurgence Technology.  There are a few other items that I’m on the fence about.

I’m really excited about the Mally kit.  I’ve only tried a few of Mally’s products, but my Mom loves Mally and uses her stuff all of the time.  This 6-piece kit was a steal at $27.24 since you are getting a bunch of full-sized products.  You get the volumizing mascara in Black, the Evercolor Automatic waterproof liner in Onyx (black), an eye shadow compact with cream-to-powder shadow base and eye shadow in Shimmering Taupe, a High Shine liquid mini lipstick in Blossom (shimmering pink), the Cancellation concealer system with cream concealer and Eyelight setting powder (your choice of shade) and a double-ended concealer brush.  The looks that Mally created on the models using this kit were really nice.  I’ve never tried her eye shadow base so I’m definitely excited to give that a go.  Her mascara was also the QVC Customer Choice award winner for best mascara last year.

How exciting is Tarte lately?  They keep releasing more and more amazing new products.  I saw Maureen Kelly demonstration of their new Waterproof Amazonian Clay Calming Concealer this morning and knew immediately that I had to pick this up.  It looked so natural on the models and it covered any flaws that they had.  Maureen promises that this concealer will not settle into fine lines around the eyes or have that cakey build up that some concealers leave you with.  This was an advance order item that won’t be shipped out until the middle of February.  I will post my review complete with swatches then.

Last week when I was browsing and came across the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, I also saw the new Tarte High Shine Lip Lusters.  I didn’t post about them right away because I had a feeling that they would be making an appearance on QVC today.  I was right!  And even better, they are available at an amazing price.  The Tarte High Shine Lip Luster Duos feature 2 of the new Lip Lusters for only $29.50!  Just one of these Lip Lusters is normally $24!  Even better is that all 6 shades are available.  Don’t you hate it when companies put together duos that consist of either colors that no one wants to buy so they try to push them out with great pricing or pair up one great shade with one crappy shade?  Here you get your choice of 3 duos:  Buff & Fever (Nude/Red), Adored & Glisten (Light Pink/Peach), and Frisky & Pouty (Bright Pink/Berry).  I picked up the Frisky & Pouty Duo.  Of course I will post a full review and swatches once they are delivered.  Oh!  And these duos are on buy more, save more.  So for each duo you pick up after your first one, you’ll get $4 off.

Even though I picked up the Lip Luster Duo, I couldn’t resist getting even more.  The presentation on the Tarte Achiote Cheek Tint Lip Luster Duo completely pulled me in.  Here you get a Lip Luster and a cute cheek tint, but it’s not the push-up tubes that we’re used to with Tarte’s cheek stains, it’s a compact.  The colors of both of these items looked so amazingly natural.  And then throw in free shipping and I was completely sold.  Here’s the thing, I think they may have screwed up with the graphics for this item because I don’t think it was supposed to have free shipping.  When I tried to order it online, a shipping charge kept popping up.  When I called the order in, the shipping charge was popping up.  I told them that I’m watching the presentation right now and it says free shipping right there on the screen.  They were extremely helpful and waved the shipping charge for me.  This kit was $28.93.  Again, steal considering the Lip Luster alone would be $24.  And, as usualy, I will post a full review and swatches when I get this order.

So that’s what I’ve picked up so far.  Have you done any damage?  Let us know!

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Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 19, 2011

I’m really excited about this one.  I am a huge fan of Tarte Cheek Stains, but really, aren’t most people who became fans of Tarte when they were first popping up on the scene?  Maureen Kelly and Tarte really created a winner with their Cheek Stains.  Everyone of the shades gives me such a natural glow.  But sometimes I’m not feeling the Tarte Cheek Stains.  Most of the shades of Cheek Stains leave a slightly dewy look.  Now, it’s not that I don’t like the dewy look, but sometimes I don’t want that dewy look, you know what I mean?  On those days I have to reach for a powder blush.  Now Tarte offers us the best of both worlds!  Meet the new Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush.

The new Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is a powder blush infused with the nutrient-rich Amazonian clay that Tarte is becoming famous for using.  The shades are inspired by Tarte’s beloved Cheek Stains.  They include Amused (bright pink), Blissful (warm peach), Blushing Bride (plumy rose), Dollface (light pink), Exposed (nude), Flush (deep berry), Natural Beauty (muted strawberry red), Tipsy (coral).  The blush is housed in a pretty pink compact.  It has also been awarded Sephora’s natural seal.

From Tarte:  “Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin’s moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result? Blush that wears better, longer, and truer!”

If you’re a Tarte fan, especially a Tarte Cheek Stain fan, you can’t tell me you’re not excited about these!  I’m hoping that these are in-store at Sephora so that I can go and play with them.  I think I’m going to wait until I go to the store and swatch these blushes before I pick one up.  God knows that I have most of the shades of Cheek Stains that inspired these blushes so it would be too hard to just pick one to order.  Hopefully, after I sample and swatch at the store, the decision will be easier.

The new Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is currently available at  It also says that it’s a Sephora exclusive.  It’s priced at $25 for a 0.2 oz. compact.

What do you think?  Are you a fan of Tarte Cheek Stains?  Will you be picking up the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush?

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara Duo

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 17, 2011

This coming Friday, January 21st, QVC is having a 24 hour beauty extravaganza. is offering a sneak peek at some items and is offering special prices on advance orders for others.  There are also a bunch of new items launching.  One that really caught my eye is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara Duo.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara is infused with Amazonian clay, the ingredient that Tarte is turning to for all of its latest releases.  If you have been following Tarte, you know that they claim that the Amazonian clay restores hydration and texture in your skin.  With this new mascara, they promise that, just like with your skin, the clay will moisturize, replenish, strengthen, and thicken your lashes.

Everyone knows that my go-to mascara is Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes.  It makes my lashes look so full and thick and has such an intense black color without any smudging or fallout.  Given my love for LCL, I am curious about htis new Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara.  The only problem is that I just ordered 2 LCL mascaras a few weeks ago.  I’m a little hesitant to order 2 more mascaras right away.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara Duo is one of the items that is available for a special advanced order price. If you order today, January 17th, the price is only $23.14.  The QVC price will be $28 with a retail value of $38.  Tarte cosmetics will be on multiple times throughout the “The Beautiful You, Try Something New” QVC 24-hour beauty event this coming Friday.  If you’re a Tarte girl, make sure you check it out.

You can find all of the sneak peek items for the “The Beautiful You, Try Something New” event here.

Are you a fan of Tarte Cosmetics? Are you loving their use of the Amazonian Clay in their products?  Interested in picking up the Amazonian Clay Infused Volumizing Mascara?

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Free Shipping At

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on December 17, 2010

Today (December 17th) only, get free shipping on any order at No coupon or promo code is needed.  I’m sure a lot of you stocked up on everything you wanted from Tarte during the Friends & Family sale, but if you didn’t, here’s your chance to get it with free shipping.  Happy National Free Shipping Day!

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Save 40% During The Tarte Friends & Family Sale

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on December 6, 2010

We must be getting closer to Christmas because the coupons, sales, and deals are flooding my inbox this morning.  Now thru December 13th, save 40% at during their Friends & Family Sale.  Use coupon / promo code FFDEC to take advantage of this offer.  Tarte also offers free shipping on orders of $40 or more. 

The good thing about this Friends & Family Sale is that it doesn’t look like there are any restrictions.  Last month, you weren’t able to use the percentage off discounts on holiday items.  I just tried using the Friends & Family code on a holiday item and it worked so have at it.

This discount has come at the perfect time because I have been scrapping the bottom of my Lights, Cameras, Lashes! mascara.  Time to re-stock!

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Tarte Royal Collection Limited Edition Color Palette

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on October 23, 2010

The star of the Tarte Cosmetics Holiday 2010 line has clearly been the Jewelry Box palette.  But did you know that there is another Tarte palette for Holiday 2010?  The Tarte Royal Collection Limited Edition Color Palette isn’t as big as the Jewelry Box palette, but it still has a lot to offer.

The Royal Collection Limited Edition Color Palette features a 0.37 oz Clean Slate natural face primer, a 0.10 fl oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! natural mascara, a 0.10 fl oz multiplEYE lash-enhancing primer, a 0.06 fl oz vitamin-infused lip gloss, Six 0.06 oz matte eye shadows in Ivory, Light Pink, Plum Gray, Soft Caramel, Taupe, and Lunar Plum, and 10 0.06 oz shimmering eye shadows in Pink Sand, Burnt Bronze, Rich Plum, Beach, Rich Bronze, Steel Gray, Indigo, Jade, Gold, Pewter.  It is housed in a ruffled purple palette.

I have raved about Tarte time and again on this blog.  The eye shadows are to die for.  Soft and velvety and jam-packed with pigment.  And they last all day long.  If you’ve been reading this blog regularly you also know that I love love LOVE Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara.  It is my absolute go-to mascara.

Tarte Royal Collection is available at Ulta for $43.  I have to be honest, at $43 I would pass on this palette and just spend the extra $9 to get the Jewelry Box Palette.  But guess what!  The Tarte Royal Collection is part of the QVC Joy Of Giving Weekend and is available at the Event Price of $36.98. To me, this price is more justified. Really, you can’t go wrong with either the Royal Collection Palette or the Jewely Box Palette.  They are both great, it just depends on what you need and what you want to spend.

Which is more appealing to you: the Tarte Royal Collection Limited Edition Color Palette or the Tarte Jewelry Box Palette?  Does the lower price on the Tarte Royal Collection make you more likely to pick it up?

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New Sale Products At

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 15, 2010

A few new items have been added to the Sale Section at including items from Tarte and Bare Escentuals Buxom.  Some items to note:  a Tarte Cheek Stain for $15 (originally $28), Tarte Double Dose Lip Gloss for $6 (originally $21), Tarte Spring Greening Reusable Straw Palette for $19 (originally $38.50 with a $95 value), Tarte eye shadow duos for $12 (originally $23), and Buxom Laura Does London Collection for $20 (originally $26 with a $36 value).  If you’re a Tarte fan I would definitely recommend checking the Sale Section.  Happy Shopping!, Inc.

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow Pot with Brush

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 10, 2010

You know, I swore I wasn’t going to buy anything beauty related on QVC since I didn’t want the Tarte Today’s Special Value.  Of course, that didn’t happen.  Damn you television gods for having nothing else on, thus making me watch a half hour of Tarte on QVC!  I was extremely intrigued by the world wide launch of the new Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow Pot.  This shadow looked amazing on the models.  It’s available in four shades (Chocolate Truffle, Moss, Rose Gold, and Soft Plum).  Every shade looked very vibrant without being garish.  They were all packed full of pigment.  It also looked like it applied incredibly smooth.  Bonus…The brush is included!  At a featured price of $22.80 with FREE SHIPPING I was sold.  QVC tried to lure me with the buy more save more option (received $3 off each additional shadow pot you purchase), but my will power saved me!  After 10 minutes of trying to decide, I finally went with Rose Gold.  This is an advance order that will ship October 25th because according to Maureen Kelly these shadows aren’t even ready yet.

I personally love cream shadow pots.  From Stila to MAC to Bobbi Brown, I haven’t found a cream shadow pot that I haven’t loved and I’m hoping that Tarte will be added to that list.  When I finally get my hands on this product I will definitely post a review. 

If you’re interested in checking out and possibly snagging the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow Pots for yourself, don’t wait.  The free shipping offer is only good thru midnight eastern time tonight.

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