Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you research before you buy a beauty product? What kind of information do you try to find first?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes and no. I don’t research in the sense that I’m playing scientist and trying to understand all of the ingredients and the like, but I do look into what I’m interested in and see what others are saying. I also look at claims vs. realm of reality.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you like lip palettes?

  • Nah, hate 'em! (63%, 965 Votes)
  • They're okay... (31%, 476 Votes)
  • Yes, love 'em! (6%, 90 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,537

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Recommend your favorite book or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

First, I’ll share mine!

Several permanent MAC red lipsticks for The Scarlet Season series!  (Hey, it’s hard to round out your permanent collection when MAC releases so many distracting limited edition shades!

Now… have at it!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Best of the Best, Volume #011

Thank goodness it’s Friday, yeah?  This week went by surprisingly slow… but in good way.  Like yesterday, I thought it was Friday, and I was ecstatic when I realized it was Thursday.  I spent the morning doing blog-esque activities, and my tummy is growling like something fierce, so I better toast up a bagel (mmm!) before it turns on me, LOL.

What are your weekend plans? Mine are…

I wish I could say I had TONS OF FUN planned, but no, I don’t.  In fact, I think I have the exact opposite.  I have a 1-unit, 1-day class to attend from 8am to 5pm on Saturday on leadership for b-school.  Zzzz!  On Sunday, I need to try to get my butt into gear and start studying/outlining for my finals in law school.  I really hope your weekend plans are better, so I can live vicariously through you! :)

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

TEI Spa Beauty Devices is on sale at HauteLook!

About the brand:

TEI Spa Beauty Devices are the latest introduction from Pei Eichel, representing the newest technology and next trend in Health & Well Being for Skin. A collection of Hand-Held Devices originally developed for Professional Aestheticians is now available to the consumer.

Improving the efficacy and delivery systems of advanced skin care products, TEI Spa Beauty Devices offer women targeted benefits which range from Skin Detoxification to Smoothing Out Fine Lines & Wrinkles. Whether for maintaining the healthy condition of skin after a visit to the salon, or for experiencing the benefits of a spa facial without the appointment, these devices change the paradigm of how we can personally take control of our own skin care regimen at home.

For decades, women throughout Asia have utilized beauty devices to keep their youthful look and maximize the benefits of their skin care. These tools are as common to Asian women as blow dryers are to Americans. With the introduction of these devices, American women will take at-home beauty care to the next level.

The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick

Urban Decay Gravity Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, ruby-esque shade of red with maybe a little tinge of raspberry in it. It has a very soft microsparkle of red, but overall, it has a creamy, glossy finish. All of Urban Decay’s lipsticks have a faint sweetened caramel brulee kind of scent, though I don’t find much taste in the lipsticks from my experience. Gravity applies easily and leaves lips hydrated, with the color wearing four to six hours easy. I’d say this is definitely one of my favorite shades I’ve discovered so far during the series.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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