Thursday, November 5th, 2009

MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a retro red if I ever saw one. There’s something about it that’s elegant, timeless, and always gets images of blonde bombshells dancing in my head whenever I pull it out. Can you believe Viva Glam I has been available for fifteen years? It was the first shade launched for MAC’s Viva Glam campaign. So, not only are you getting one stunning, classic shade of deep red, you’re doing good while you’re at it, because “[e]very cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.” Viva Glam I is a creamy red that’s incredibly matte without being flat.

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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Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What eyeshadow base do you use most often? How’s it working for you?

Temptalia's Answer.

MAC Soft Ochre paint pot! I love it!

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

  • What’s the last lip product you bought?
  • What’s the last cheek product you bought?
  • What’s the last eye product you bought?
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Smashbox Siren Lip Enhancing Gloss

The Scarlet Season: Smashbox Siren Lip Enhancing Gloss

Smashbox Siren Lip Enhancing Gloss ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a mostly red, slightly pink-tinged semi-opaque gloss with a coppery red shimmer that’s noticeable but not in-your-face. The best part about this gloss (and other shades in the same formula) is the high shine, ultra glossy look it gives lips. My lips just seemed to look a little bigger, fuller, and just more POW! overall. The formula iteslf is non-sticky, not really thick (but not super thin, either–somewhere in-between), and very moisturizing. The gloss does contain vitamin E, so it helps keep lips feeling their best. It has a soft slightly sweet vanilla scent to it, as well. Siren is a good shade to gloss over a red lipstick for extra shine or wear alone!

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!

See more swatches and comparison photosContinue reading →

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Beauty.com is giving you 20% off most things they offer from today!

November 4th, 2009 to November 6th, 2009 (’til 11:59PM PST). You have to click

this link to access the sale, since there’s no code. (The Beauty.com links are *not* affiliate links as it is an e-mail only offer.)

*Discount valid on Beauty.com items only, excluding Jane Iredale products, gift cards, and certificates. Valid Wednesday 11/4/2009 from 12:01am through Friday 11/6/2009 11:59pm Pacific Time. Only valid at time of order and cannot be applied to past orders. Value cannot be redeemed for cash. May not combine with other offers. Please see site for full details.

While this is not a fashion blog, I know that a ton of us shop at and love Nordstrom dearly, and today marks the beginning of their famous half-yearly sale.

NORDSTROM.com Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in beauty/makeup packaging? What’s important to you?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like classy/elegant packaging overall that’s still functional.

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