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10 Random Facts of Beauty About Temptalia You Might Not Have Known

10 Random Facts of Beauty About Temptalia You Might Not Have Known

I didn’t fall in love with makeup until I was 18! I had just started my freshman year of college at University of California, Irvine, and I bought some MAC Pigment samples off of eBay (thinking back, I don’t think they *were* really MAC)… but it was over from there. I was totally smitten! Surprisingly, this love affair has endured for five years now (almost 6, am I really turning 24 this year? sigh!), though I don’t usually obsess over something for so long.

I am in desperate need of a hair cut at the moment. I haven’t had my hair cut since December 2008. Yes, 2008, that was not a typo! I keep meaning to set an appointment somewhere, but then I get distracted or forget for a month. I’m fortunate that since I don’t do very much with my hair (very, very little heat or styling) that it’s so forgiving. The good news is at least it’s nice and long again with no split ends!

I make silly faces in all my makeup! It’s something I started doing whenever I had the thought, “Is this too much? I feel ridiculous!” But I seem to make silly faces a lot in general :) I like making the faces because it reminds me not to be so serious, but it also makes sure I haven’t shallacked my face and can still move it around!

I only wear China Glaze For Audrey Nail Lacquer on my toes during the summer! I love, love the way the color looks in the summer particularly, but it looks so pretty underwater, too.

Wearing makeup has helped me stop rubbing my eyes and licking my lips (both bad habits!). I remember when I first started wearing eye makeup, I would always forget and then rub my eye… and then remember once half of my eyeshadow was on my hand! LOL! Wearing lipstick and lipgloss at once really helped me combat any licking/tugging of my lips that I used to do, too.

I did not have a skincare regimen until I was 19! If you have kids, I hope you’re educating them on the merits and MUSTS of sunscreen, because that is the one thing I wish someone had told me about twenty years ago! I didn’t wash my face with digilence or regularity, and even when I was 19, I used Cetaphil until I was 20 (which is a good cleanser, but it doesn’t remove all your makeup). Bad, bad, bad! I don’t even think I got into the habit of wearing SPF everyday until I was 20 or 21. :(

I suffer from serious makeup COLLECT ‘EM ALL SYNDROME. If I fall in love with a particular formula or product and say I own 5 of 8 shades… then I have to own all 8, even if I’m not in love with the other shades! It’s like I need to complete my set. I’m just lucky that I manage to resist the urge to complete much larger sets (e.g. my MAC permanent eyeshadows or lipsticks) that would really break the bank!

I always match my makeup to my clothes. Whether it’s a faux pas or not, I do it. I like it, so I do it! It doesn’t mean that I always have to be an exact match or I won’t do a neutral paired with a color. Oh, and I love wearing black with a very bold lip or eye — I find it really makes the look pop!

I desperately yearn for a makeup room to call my own. I want one huge room where I keep and store all my makeup, shoes, and clothes! Apartment living really cramps my style, I tell ya :)

The only thing I am more obsessed over than beauty/makeup is my dog, Magellan aka Mellan. He’s a two-year old yellow lab that long ago stole my heart with his big puppy eyes and come-love-me face. I take way too many photos of him (and he is sooo not photogenic!), love him way too much, and inject him into conversations like an obsessive dog-lady. At least I only dress him up on holidays…

What are some nifty random facts of beauty about you?  Share ’em with me!

The Summer Season: Dolce & Gabbana Violet Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Violet (#100) Shine Lipstick ($30.00) is a creamy, magenta purple with a very glossy, squishy look. It’s quite pigmented–nearly opaque–and feels incredible on lips. It’s smooth, applies evenly, and looks practically wet on lips. The lipstick has a noticeable rosy scent which may be too much for some, but luckily, I don’t mind heavier scented lipsticks, and I find that it’s not noticeable (to me, at least) when I wear it–it’s more of a scent you can smell when you smell the tube.

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