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How To Wear Your Summer Dress This Fall

Scotch Soda red cardigan

Phase Eight sequin cardigan
$52 -

Cropped jacket
$220 -

Charlotte Russe frilly socks

H M legging
$9.69 -

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Chrisi understands how to create the perfect weekender look. Her trendy cutout black sweater is both chic and casual.  She pairs her comfy top with a black combat boot to complete her outfit, which is perfect for a fall outing to the park and walking our girlfriend, Moglie, around town.
Black cutout sweater and patterned pashmina from (nich) boutique.
She is wearing Ohheychrisi jewels.
Oh, we can't forget our girlfriend Moglie. She is wearing the cutest pink harness!
Stay Lovely,
Editor and Curator of
Dusk & Rubies Blog

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My trip to Pennsylvania to visit Chrisi, my close friend and lifestyle blogger of a blog titled ohheychrisi, was one filled with tons of experiences that I couldn't wait to share with my readers. One, being getting to spend some quality time at QVC headquarters with the models, and people behind Tarte cosmetics. My friend Chrisi Lydon is a model for Tarte, and you can see why below...she is absolutely gorgeous!
Not only was I able to go behind the scenes and see the inner workings of a major industry in America, QVC, but also meet some of the people involved with the network, including the brands that QVC hosts, primarily Tarte Cosmetics.

I was able to meet Tarte's founder, Maureen Kelly, and talk with: Tarte's make-up artist, models, and the people behind the brand that just make it work. I like to call them the Tarte Team. They were incredibly friendly-just a bunch of girlfriends having fun together, talking make-up, and all things fabulous!  

A Little Bit About QVC :

1. Launched in 1986.
2. The West Chester, Pa.-based channel broadcasts live 24 hours a day, every day except Christmas.
3. It has been said that QVC offers about 60,000 products annually.
4. "Viewers call in an average of 15,000 orders per hour." (Selling on QVC: nice work if you can get it)
5.  QVC (the letters stand for quality, value and convenience) has shipped more than 1 billion packages in the U.S. alone.

A Tasty Tidbit On Tarte:

1. Tarte cosmetics is a cruelty-free cosmetics line, meaning Tarte makeup and skincare is never tested on animals.
2. Tarte is always formulated without: parabens, mineral oil, phthalates. triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and gluten.
3. Tarte offers a free sample with purchase through their Tarte Tokens Program!
4. Maureen Kelly is the owner and founder of Tarte, which she started in 1999 out of her bedroom apartment in Manhattan! (I was able to meet her- she is vivacious, full of life, energy, and so passionate about her product.)

I was lucky to snag some swag, and start my own collection of Tarte cosmetics.  After working with some of the products, and playing around by creating a few new looks, I am pleased to announce that I consider myself a Tartelette! While I don't have super sensitive skin, I do break out from make-up that sits heavily on pores, or dries out my skin. What I love about Tarte cosmetics is that their products finish light, and I can wear them everyday without feeling like they're weighing heavily on my skin. Plus they're good for my skin health. Talk about a win-win.

So go head girl grab some! Here are my top 5 favorite products, all of which are available at: Tarte's website.

My Favorite Tarte Products

Tarte eye care

Tarte gift sets kit

Tarte blush

Tarte cosmetic

I would just like to say I am so impressed, and inspired by someone who started a makeup company, as impressive as Tarte, out of her Manhattan bedroom apartment. If you have a dream follow it my lovelies; you'll never know where your dreams will lead. Happy Thursday!

Stay Lovely,
Editor and Curator of
Dusk & Rubies
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