Tangerine Tango was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2012! Pan-whaaaat? you say…Well nutshell version is: Every year Pantone (a company that established a system of identifying and matching colors for use in design et cetera) chooses a color of the year. And this color is used a lot in fashion, beauty, and design forecasting. Orange you glad I explained that?–umm, sorry couldn’t resist that joke–I bet you $10 if you haven’t noticed this color everywhere yet, you will know that you’ve read this!

I love the energy and confidence that this color communicates! Here are my Tangerine Tango beauty pics:



  1. NYX eyeshadow in Hot Orange: It’s a steal at only $5!
  2. MAC Lipstick in Morange: Literally one of my favorite lipstick shades OF ALL TIME! $14.50
  3. ChaCha Tint by Benefit: Cheek stains are the best for giving a believable long wearing glow $29
  4. OPI nailpolish in On The Same Paige: around $9
  5. NARS blush in Taj Majal: looks lovely on deep skin or layered with bronzer if you’re more fair $28
  6. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti: creamy vibrant color $6
  7. Cover Girl Lashblast: the mascara is black but the colorful tube and great applicator make this mascara a winner $6
  8. YSL Rouge Volupte #14 Orange Shiver: The epitome of luxury, you’ll feel like a celeb pulling this bad boy out of your handbag! $34

And my final pick is the lippy above: Sephora brand Hot Hues Lip Balm in Crazy Coral. I picked this one up on Saturday for $10 and can’t wait to go snag the other shades it comes in (a bright pink & purple). It feels like chapstick, looks like jello, smells yummy, and leaves a bright orangey-peachy popsicle looking stain on my lips! I seriously can’t stop staring at it…it looks good enough to eat!

I’ve been pretty fixated on this color…in fact in the last 2 months I’ve added 3 tops and a pair of jeans in this color to my closet! Check out my clothing picks in this trendy shade HERE. So what do you think of Tangerine Tango? Any beauty picks off this list you’re going to pick up or already have?

Cheers to Confidence, Color, and Crazy Coral,

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March 25, 2012

Makeup Must-Haves: Tangerine Tango

I received a great many lovely gifts for my birthday this year…among them: a gift card to Sephora (thanks Ruvi!)! Need I say more? Ok I’ll say more…I could lose a good year of my life in there…it’s like those gravitational pull of that store is greater than any other. And as someone who has quite a few years of cosmetic retail sales under my belt that’s saying a lot! It was not uncommon for me to works full 8hour shift demo-ing lipstick only to spend my lunches or additional time after work in Sephora swatching color on the back of my hand! But I digress…what I really wanted to tell you about was what I purchased!  

Are you familiar with the brand Tarte? If you’re not the you def should be! In addition to making some awesome products, they take a more natural approach which is certainly appreciated! I purchased some of their LipSurgence Liptints and even though it’s only been a few days of owning them, I’m already in LOVE!!!

They’re basically what you would have if a lipstick and a Chapstick had a baby 😉 Smooth, with sheer color, a little sheen, and a minty scent! They’re very much like Clinique’s Chubby Sticks (which are amazing too!)…what I was so thrilled about tho is the deal I scored: 5 shades for $29!!!! Sweet!

From left to right: glitzy, dazzled, perky, flashy, and swank! No parabens, no mineral oils, no synthetic fragrances…what’s not to love?!

Me wearing the shade “perky” (please excuse my end of the day makeup face!)…I can already tell its gonna be an easy fav! They all look great tho…even the bright looking ones are very wearable as once they are on the lips they look like a different form of a natural flush!

Tarte has some great holiday sets…if they’ve already flown off the shelves today then perhaps sephora.com has more. Definitely worth the $29! Love them! What holiday deals are you loving right now?

So Cheers to Sets, Savings, and Gift Cards,


Beauty, Makeup, Product review, Products

November 25, 2011

Fab Find: Tarte LipSurgence Liptints