Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tarte Cosmetics Giveaway & A Matching NOTD

Above & Below: The Tarte Cosmetics giveaway includes the Spring Greening Eye Shadow & Lip Gloss palette in a reusable eco-friendly case, a natural cheek stain and a cotton tote that zips into a small case for portability.
Below: Prize products, pictures courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics.
Below: Color swatches of the cheek stain and lip glosses. Don't worry, I used my palette for the swatches, not the prize palette!
Below: Ny NOTD, Anna Sui 214. I used the Tarte product packaging as a backdrop to coordinate with my nails.


I've got lots of information to cover in this post, so I tried to coordinate some of it so I could combine all of the things I wanted to cover. First, I've partnered with Tarte Cosmetics to offer you a chance to win some of their lovely cosmetics. The prize winner will receive their Spring Greening Palette, which is in a limited-edition reusable straw palette. It includes 6 vibrant eye shadows, 3 vivacious t5™ infused lip glosses and a bamboo eyeshadow brush (retail value $38.50). Also included is the Green Siren in Golden Apricot, a limited-edition natural cheek stain (retail value $30.00), and a reusable natural cotton tote that folds away and zips into itself, making it easy to carry or pack until you need to use it as a tote bag. To enter, just leave a comment below with your e-mail and we'll do a random drawing on October 12, 2009. All entries must be received by midnight, October 11, 2009. This is open to any and all followers through my blog or Twitter, including Internationals.


If you're not familiar with the Tarte brand, they make a wonderful line of natural cosmetics that are 100% free of parabens, petro-chemicals, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. The company was founded in 1999 by Maureen Kelly and you can read more about her story here. They are extremely environmentally conscious and their products are of very high quality. I happen to have the Spring Greening Palette and the color pay-off is excellent. The shades are varied and I love the subtle shimmery finish that they have. The lip glosses are subtle as well, and this is my "go-to" palette for a natural, finished look. Not only are they an eco-conscious company, they are also very socially aware. This month they will be donating 20% of all proceeds from their Think Pink Natural Collection to the Young Survival Coalition, which is a support network for women under the age of 40 living with breast cancer. I have purchased Tarte Cosmetics at Sephora and they also have a store locator on their website. They often have sales and specials, including a Friends & Family Event which will save you 40% off of your order. They had one in August and I don't know if it's just once a year, but that's a fantastic savings. They also offer free shipping over $50.00 and a free sample with each order. Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, you'll get an e-mail for 20% off of your first order. You can also follow them on Twitter for more specials and additional information about their products.


I know some of you come here to see nail polish, so I coordinated my polish to go with the Tarte packaging! Today I have my first Anna Sui polish in color number 214. I have long admired this line, partly due to Anna Sui products in general and partly due to the beauty of the bottle. 214 is a deep violet shade of purple with matching glitter. I used 2 coats and probably could have gone with 3, but I think it's beautiful and I'm not at all disappointed in this polish. I bought this from one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Grace, over at The Kitchen, The Closet & The Laboratory blog during her last blog sale. She posted "Round 2" of her sale today, so if you're interested, check it out.

*Sponsored giveaway courtesy of Tarte Cosmetics.

73 comments:

  1. I would love to try these!!Count me in for sure!
    katerinakoutan@gmail.com

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  2. Please enter me! Thanks. :)
    daishan97@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to try tarte cosmetics!
    contestsandsuch@gmail.com

    Love that nail color too! The bottle is adorable!

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  4. I would LOVE to try something from Tarte! I've seen some videon of pinkiecharm (@youtube) where she reviews stuff from them, so I've been super duper interested to try!
    And of course, my damn country doesn't offer brands like these. I'm talking to you SWEDEN! Grrr :D

    monticka at gmail dot com

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  5. i'd love to win this!

    invrtdreflection@gmail.com

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  6. Thank you Mary! I love Tarte brand makeup. Please include me in your giveaway. I've been eyeing this palette. Love it. That Anna Sui polish is gorgeous! I have one bottle that I found on Amazon. I love the bottles also and the fragrance. That shade is gorgeous on you. Love the glitter!

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  7. I don't know Tarte make up, they seem to make great products with an ethics that I appreciate ! I'll be very happy to test their products and who know ? make a review for french girls(and maybe future customers lol)
    littlefairy5 @ hotmail . fr

    Your Anna Sui polish is amazing, but hard to remove no ? Great color !

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  8. This is a great giveaway, I haven't really tried anything from Tarte. I also love that they've gone green!

    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  9. I'd love to try out Tarte cosmetics, as I've only been able to drool over photos and reviews in blogs.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    kmelia13 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. lauraebier at gmail dot com

    Fantastic give-away!

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  11. Thanks for the chance!

    aquastainedheart at msn dot com

    :)

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  12. I love tarte!! :) anotheremptysky at gmail.com

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  13. Great giveaway, I'd love to try Tarte, I've seen them several times just never made the plunge. And your nails are fantastic, thats a great color!

    christopherobn@Hotmail.com

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  14. Count me in :)
    polishdcindy@live.com

    I've alwasy wanted to try Tarte!

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  15. Aww I love Tarte, count me in =)

    momoshiro.lover@gmail.com

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  16. Would love to try those out :)
    blog@rijah.dk

    Nice of Tarte Cosmetics to sponsor this :D

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  17. The set looks great!

    gabbyrosenthal@gmail.com

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  18. I love tarte!
    dorable at gmail . com

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  19. I really want to try their products!!They look fab.
    jennette6963@msn.com

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  20. I would love to try tarte and Anna Sui 214 looks gorgeous on you!
    camiller714@yahoo.com

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  21. What a great giveaway! I would love to try Tarte's products.
    andowen@live.se

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  22. This is awesome!!
    Please enter me.

    dannimag@gmail.com

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  23. I've been wanting to try Tarte! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Looks very tempting! Thank you for the opportunity!
    My email is glamotouxx @ gmail.com

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  25. I am sorry, little misspelling in previous post.
    glamorouxx @ gmail.com is right :)

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  26. great giveaway! please count me in :)

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  27. Great giveaway!

    lacquerlaine@gmail.com

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  28. Love the blog Halloween decorations!

    My e-mail is:
    tarotgoddess -at- gmail.com

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  29. The purple glitter Anna Sui looks amazing on you. Thanks for the mention of round 2. :)

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  30. Oh I love that Anna Sui on you Mary! Do you like the s mell? I am so jealous lol :) I always read about Tarte's cheek stains are good but I've never tried it, so I would love to enter!
    monolithguild@gmail.com

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  31. I love my Tarte mini cheek stain set, so I wouldn't mind another one. :D Plus, I love the packaging for the palette.

    auroragyps@gmail.com

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  32. Please enter me into the give away. Loving the nails BTW.

    eliza.mclellan@yahoo.co.uk

    Ex

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  33. I keep getting enticed by these Anna Sui polishes, I think every swatch I've seen is just lovely, Mary! This is a really stunning purple.
    I'd love to be entered :)
    tangerine.trees AT gmail.com
    Thanks Mary!

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  34. I looove that Anna Sui polish!
    ldevenport@gmail.com

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  35. Count me in on this giveaway!
    - My email is ksdkemp@gmail.com
    - my blog is http://ksdkemp-houseofkrystia.blogspot.com/

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  36. The lip glosses are so yummy!! Please count me in.
    wwyywhy@gmail.com

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  37. im in
    ^_^

    my email is thiamere@kuririnmail.com

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  38. Wow, i've never tried these; im a subscriber. Thanks!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm really interested in trying this brand at some point.

    lichtenberga@lakeland.edu

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  40. I didn't know Anna Sui had a polish line! That's awesome!

    carleyjensen -@- gmail.com

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  41. Thanks for hosting such a nice contest Mary. I would love to enter, my email is applegrace at gmail (dot) com. Thank you!

    That Anna Sui nail polish is so pretty and totally goes well with the Tarte packaging. I heard their polishes smell like roses, is that true? :)

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  42. I love tarte products!

    slgibbson at msn dot com

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  43. please enter me into the giveaway
    thanks

    http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com/

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  44. maya_laughbear@hotmail.com

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  45. i want it too... pls let me in...
    ty =)

    mae_espiritu@yahoo.com

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  46. WOW! This looks great. Thanks for the opportunity.

    My mail: amerseksasa at hotmail dot com

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  47. my gosh, what an amazing giveaway~!

    miscellaneous.psyche (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. What a fantastic giveaway!!! Great prizes ^^
    I would love to try some Tarte products.
    Thanks a lot for the chance.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  49. Count me in!

    I L A N A W R I T E S @ M S N . C O M !

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  50. I've heard a lot about these products and would love to win!! Enter me!! teteshawty@gmail.com

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  51. I`d like to try that brand and this is the perfect opportunity.

    My email is: glcaleirbag@gmail.com

    Thank you very much for the chance!

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  53. Enter me! :D
    xemailheather [at] gmail {dot} com

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  54. please enter me

    liis177 at gmail dot com

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  55. wow, thank you so much for the giveaway! i'm a follower through the blog. i've never tried any tarte products before but i'm kind of a cosmetics junkie so i'd love to give them a try!

    (email address is visible in my blogger profile)

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  56. These products are too cool & I would love to win them! I follow you on Twitter

    gogamble3@yahoo.com

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  57. tamar_s2001@walla.com

    thank you!

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  58. please enter me..

    zorkomk@volja.net

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  59. Hi! I follow your blog (and dream of the day I will have some of your amazing polishes). My address is tar (dot) gzip (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. great giveaway! thanx!

    nitzanbn@gmail.com

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  61. Please enter me - MermaidBird3 at gmail dot com.

    Thank you!

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  62. Hi!

    I'd love to win the Tarte set! I love your site! :) Thank you so much!

    CaitlinContest@gmail.com

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  63. I've never tried tarte before. It's a lovely spring palette.

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  64. Hey!

    Please, count me in;)

    My mail: amarena87@gmail.com

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  65. I'd be thrilled to test Tarte cosmetics, I have been researching the net lately because of the Treasure Chest they have released but haven't been able to find anywhere to buy it in France :(
    Your Anna Sui polish is gorgeous

    chocaddict1602 @hotmail. com

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  66. Count me in as well!

    swangeese at gmail dot com

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  67. Wow, awesome giveaway. I'm dying to try Tarte, I don't think they're available here in New Zealand. prettycleverblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Hi Mary! Great contest. Please enter me. Thank you.

    xoxo
    Valerie
    o0ostaro0o at sbcglobal.net

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  69. Hello Mary! I don't know if I've entered yet.

    Pinkginger31@gmail.com

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  70. I hope I win!

    jessica
    jessicadv14@sbcglobal.net

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