October 18, 2010

Flawless Faces For All Races Sweepstakes

Hey everyone! So...who is ready to win some AMAZING prizes!? Well, you're in luck because Makeup Artist Victoria Stiles, along with Sigma Beauty, Cargo Cosmetics and Cover FX are hosting a major major major giveaway on YouTube! The grand prize is worth $950.00 USD! Yeah...so what are you waiting for!? Check out the video link above for sweepstakes entry rules and more information about the sweepstakes!

The sweepstake closes on November 25th, 2010 11pm EST and is open to everyone domestic and international. The winner will be announced November 26th, 2010 12pm EST and notified by email.





July 26, 2010

Sigma Makeup's New Site!!!

Get a sneak peak of the new Sigma Makeup website! Individual brushes are now available here! Enjoy!


June 9, 2010

Recycle, Reduce Reuse!

Summer Staple: Sexy Nails!

The China Glaze color that I will be featuring today is Recycle. This color is an anything goes type of color. You can wear it with everything because it is so neutral, yet it can still be unexpected. Erin (follow her on Twitter @Erin_Sigma) chose this as her nail color this week and she is loving it! It looks especially amazing with her beautiful ring! ;)

See! I think this color is so versatile and that is why I love it so much! You can dress it up or down, wear it every day or for special occasions. It also goes SO well with one of Annie's favorite fashion trends of summer... NAUTICAL! She loves nautical everything and Recycle would be a perfect addition to the navy blue, red and gold nautical trends. By the way, to hear more about Annie's endless love for nautical fashion, follow her on Twitter @AnnieB_Sigma!

I guess today's post has two major objectives: 1. To show off this beautiful nail color and 2. Not only is this nail polish perfect for summer fun, it's also good for the environment. So make sure that while you're partying it up on the beach, lake or wherever this summer....have fun and RECYCLE!


Stay tuned for more!

XOXO Tara!

June 8, 2010


Summer Staple: Sexy Nails!

Who doesn't love hot nails!? Well here at Sigma we do, and in the next few posts I will be showing off some fun, colorful nail polish, perfect for hot summer days and rainy days too! These polishes are from China Glaze, who was kind enough to send us some samples here at Sigma Makeup. And let me tell you...we are all LOVING them! We have been painting our nails over lunch break...honestly, it now smells like a nail salon in here!

Ok, the first color I would like to feature is Re-Fresh Mint. I am excited about this color! It reminds me of when I was little and would ride my bike up to the Whippy Dip near my house. I always got the Creme de Mint milkshake, mmm so good! Anyways, this color is like dipping your nails into a Creme de Mint milkshake. It's unique, unexpected and is a fun way to perk up your summer look. I chose this color for my nails today because it is gloomy and rainy here in MN and I felt like a pop of brightness would make the weather more tolerable!

What do you think!? Fun huh :) Well that's just one of the many colors that I will be featuring! Stay tuned for more sexy nail updates!

XOXO Tara!


Do you have a favorite nail color!? Let me know, I would love to check it out!

May 4, 2010

Tara's Treasure Chest!

Tara's Treasure Chest!

It's all about accessories in this post and this season! I am loving big, bold statement pieces that really pull an outfit together. Here you can see my personal accessory collection as well as some of my favorite pieces for this Spring/Summer! ENJOY!

If you didn't notice...I LOVE bangles!


So, now that you have seen a glimpse of my massive amount of accessories, I would love to share with you my favorites of the season. Every one who knows me, is aware of my freakish obsession for turquoise. I LOVE IT! I have always loved the color and any accessory that incorporates it. I think it all started with my first trip to the Southwest and has progressed into something that I cannot control, nor want to! 

With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite pieces that incorporate turquoise in my collection!

Now, finally what you have all been waiting for....my favorite accessory of the moment! Drum roll please......

I don't even think it is truly necessary to explain why I am in love with this ring. It is perfect! Coral is such an amazing color right now and the gold accents are so adorable. I got this ring in Florida at an accessory store (probably one of my most favorite stores) and I have hardly taken it off since I left the store. It's so fun and can totally change the attitude of any outfit or look. 

Find your favorite accessory of the season and rock it! Feel free to take some of my ideas and share your own by commenting below! 


March 26, 2010

Tara's Mini Fashion Week

Day 3: Party Like A Rock...Party Like A Rock Star!

It's the weekend and today's look is totally killer! Be ready for anything the night can bring in this rock star look. Jeans and a t-shirt have always been a rock star staple, but I kick it up a notch with metallic and metal. Today, being a rock star is easy, I paired a skinny jean with a black v-neck t-shirt with purple metallic details (actually a tiger face if you look close up) and rocked the look out with metallic heels that are sky-high! Don't be afraid to reach new levels of rock-star-ness by wearing your most outrageously high, high-heels. This will just add to your greatness and maybe even score you a backstage pass!

For accessories, go all out! Here I am wearing 5 random bangles that I pulled out of my drawer, and a metal ring. Mix and match because anything goes with a basic t-shirt and jeans combo. On chilly nights, wear a little leather jacket, don't worry if you're mixing neutrals (example, brown and black like I did) because that totally works!

Now, to totally look the part, you really have to get that rock star makeup look. Smokey eyes are a MUST and it is super easy to do. My makeup is all from the Sigma Makeup Smokey Eyes Kit (http://sigmamakeup.com/products/7022.html). This kit gives you all the colors you need to get this look and there is even a tutorial on the site to help you smoke out your eyes! Since I wanted to focus the attention on my dark, Smokey eye, I kept the rest of my face fairly neutral, just a little bronzer and highlighter and a neutral lip gloss.

I love wearing a poof with long, straight hair. I think this style is very versatile and it definitely shows off the eyes. Everybody is different when it comes to their poof, but don't be afraid to pump up the volume! Think '80's band big!

Well that is my Friday rock star look! All the details of the outfit are below and the tools to re-create this makeup look are all available at: www.sigmamakeup.com! Have an AWESOME weekend!


Outfit Details:
Jeans - American Eagle
T-Shirt - Torn
Jacket - Target
Shoes - Steve Madden

March 25, 2010

Tara's Mini Fashion Week

Day 2: Military...Meet the Runway!

Today's look is mix of military and mod. The bright blue military jacket is reminiscent of 1967 Beatles Sgt. Pepper, which is what my dad told me when I wore this jacket once. I love this look because it is so easy and comfortable, but it is still classy. The gold details of the jacket dress it up and the bracelet sleeve really differentiates this jacket from many others I have seen. What is also nice about this look is that it doesn't even matter what you are wearing underneath. The look is completed by adding dark blue "jeggings" (faux jean leggings) and grey suede booties. 

My makeup look is very simple and something that can be worn day or night. On my eyes I used Brown-Eyed Girl from the Sigma Makeup Neutral Palette. I applied it over the lid and blended in the crease area to help avoid any harsh lines. I have applied a highlighter under the brow and completed the eyes with black eyeliner and mascara. I applied brown mascara to my bottom lashes as well. I finished this look by applying a highlighter to my check bones and a pink lip gloss. 


I liked the idea of a braid with this look, because they are stylish, easy and cute for Spring. The braid is very loose and textured to accent the colors throughout my hair. Don't be afraid to add a headband for those windy days!

All of the tools to create this makeup look can be found at: www.sigmamakeup.com and the details of my outfit are below! 


Outfit Details: 
Military Jacket - Charles Gray London
Jeggings - NY & Co. 
Booties - dolce vita
Ring - Banana Republic
Earrings - my own 

March 24, 2010

Fashion Week!

Tara's Mini Fashion Week!


For the next 7 days I will be working the runway with 7 different looks. This will just be a variety of styles including makeup and hair that are fun, easy and cute. I hope you enjoy the looks I have created!

Day 1: Urban Safari

Today my look is based around an urban safari theme. I wear denim almost every day, which you will notice, and I love how versatile it can be. Today I combined a classic safari jacket with cinched waistline, a flowy top with flower details, denim and two toned heels to dress up the look. 

My makeup is very simple, yet classic. I used the look described in my post yesterday. Angie shadow with a thick liner and bold lashes. I topped off the look with a bright red lip! 

My hair is simple loose curls with one side pulled back. I kept the accessories limited with this outfit, a bold navy blue watch and my every day earrings. No girl on a safari wants to wear too many accessories that might scare away the animals!

This is an everyday easy look to create and works well for any casual occasion. I have placed the details of my outfit below if you are interested! 


All the tools to create this makeup look are available at: www.sigmamakeup.com 

Outfit Details: 
Safari Jacket - Ann Taylor Loft
Tank Top - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - Joe's Jeans
Shoes - Alfani
Watch - Francesca's Boutique
Sunglasses & earrings - My own! 

March 23, 2010

Product of the Day....ANGIE!

Hey everyone! So I thought how better to start my blog than by doing a product of the day!? So here it is.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! Seriously, I use it daily. It is so versatile, it is so beautiful, it is so Angie!

Angie is a shade from the Sigma Makeup Neutral Palette. I use this product on top of a primer, and it lasts all day long. Most days I just top it off with a nice black eyeliner and mascara. It creates a very natural yet fresh look.

Anther great way to wear Angie is with a thick, black eyeliner, big bold lashes and a red lip. Very Marilyn Monroe and very sexy.

Angie is definitely my favorite shade of eye shadow and I honestly would recommend this color for anyone!