Monday, December 28th, 2009

Are you ready for Spring?

‘Cause there’s a whole lotta beauty coming your way… If you absolutely cannot wait to get your hands on a collection, do what I do and obsessively stalk Nordstrom’s “What’s New” section for the latest goods. (They just put up Guerlain’s new collections today! I’ve also spied Chanel and Clinique.) YSL is doing pre-orders for their Spring Look on their official website. I saw a few pieces of Dior start getting listed on Sephora… so you can imagine that in the next two or three weeks, we’ll see a lot of these launches come online. There are still a few more brands to add to the round-up as information is released, but for now…

Which ones are you most excited over?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: TONER!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about toner and all that those entail.

Monday, December 28th, 2009

New Year, New You with Clarisonic

Our Clarisonic giveaway from last week went so well, we wanted to offer up a few more Clarisonics for three lucky winners and their dearest friends.

What You’ll Win

THREE lucky winners will win a set of Clarisonics (yes — TWO Clarisonics) of their choice! You’ll get to choose the model and color — make it the perfect one for you!

Clarisonic has three versions available to choose from:

  • MIA Smaller, more compact than the originalm with one speed ($149) (my review)
  • Classic The original, two-speed cleansing system ($195) (my review)
  • PLUS Three speeds, plus a “body mode” and a brush for the body ($225) (it’s the only one I don’t have!)

Clarisonic also offers an excellent comparison chart for easy shopping between models.

How to Enter

Leave a comment on this post telling us how you’d like to start the new year, and who in your life would also benefit from starting the new year with a Clarisonic!

Rules

All entries must be submitted by January 4th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Please make sure to use a valid e-mail address when leaving your comment. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated once winners have been confirmed.

Again, lots of gratitude and thank yous to the lovely folks at Clarisonic for their generosity this holiday season!

Congratulations to Mandy, Sixx, and Joanne J.!

Monday, December 28th, 2009


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Scarlet Season:  Temptalia’s Favorite Red Lipsticks & Glosses

I’m sure some of you are interested in what my favorites were–and to be sure, I included some that just had flat-out spectacular formulas and wear, even if the color wasn’t what I’d normally go for–so here’s a compilation of them.  They’re, for the most part, in alphabetical order by brand.

I can still (and now with full confidence after testing so many reds!) that Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque is still my SCARLET QUEEN.  Sorry to all the lovely shades of red from the Scarlet Season, but Dragon still has my heart, and I think it’s totally made away with it and is now in hiding, hoping to never have to give it back!  (I am also ever-relieved every time someone tells me they purchased Dragon and love it, because sometimes I fear for the worst!)

Of course, there are still many shades that came close and gave poor Dragon a big ol’ scare, and those make up the rest that I’ve included.  I do have to give some props to La Prairie for having a lipstick that really does apply like the sweetest dream and does make every lip line a little less noticeable.  Urban Decay’s Revolution lipstick also had a particularly lovely formula; all smooth and moisturizing and glossy.  Of course, both Dolce & Gabbana and Guerlain didn’t disappoint in their crisp, pigmented, and lip-huggin’ formulas, either.  MAC is classic, and they do some fine reds.  Bring back Queen’s Sin, please.

Which were your favorites?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Just for Temptalia readers, Pur Minerals is offering an exclusive 20% off any purchase from December 26th through December 31st with code TEMPT.

There’s also free shipping on all orders over $50 or grab yourself some free shipping on any purchase from December 28th through the 31st.

To kick off this special deal, three lucky Temptalia readers will win a Pur Minerals gift basket containing Pout Plumping Lip Gloss, Mineral Wash, and Fulvic Mineral Mist ($50.00 value).

Submit your entry by leaving a comment telling me what your favorite winter treat is.

All entries must be submitted by January 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Congratulations to Tee, Janet, & Abigail!

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you think buying high-end (for beauty) is worth it? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I think it can be if it’s within your budget! If it’s not in your budget, I think it can just be stressful to try and keep up.