This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I personally just find it wicked awesome that Carmindy says “Temptalia readers.”

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, March 13th, 2010

  • Burberry Sport for Women (and for Men) launched recently. It’s described as a “fresh, zesty floral fragrance.”
  • La Prairie is revolutionizing the try-before-you-buy market! Stop by your nearest La Prairie counter at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or Saks Fifth Avenue for an at-counter skincare consultation. Those who stop by for the consultation will receive complimentary essential trial samples (in deluxe tubes and jars, no packets!). This promotion begins March 15th at La Prairie counters nationwide.
  • Kim Kardashian signs with Fusion Beauty as the face of Fusion Beauty’s Colorceuticals’ LipFusion franchise and new IllumiFill Line Filling Luminizer.
  • Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gio is supporting UNICEF’s Tap Project by donating $1 of each purchase of Acqua di Gio fragrance sold in the U.S. Those customers who purchase the large bottle of the scent will receive a bpa-free water bottle as a token of appreciation. Additionally, for every fan who joins the Acqua di Gio Facebook page, $1 will be donated.
  • Physicians Formula is now on Twitter!
  • Voting has begun for Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful contest! For every vote cast, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will donate $1 to Dress for Success (up to $10,000), an organization close to Bobbi’s heart that provides underprivileged women with interview suits and career development advice.  Bobbi Brown launched Natural Finish Foundation this month. It’s an oil-free, long-wearing foundation designed for oil-balancing and combination skin for a soft-matte complexion. I expect to try this out soon, so keep an eye out for a review!
  • Bliss Spas are offering their Triple Oxygen Treatment Facial for just $135 (which was its original price, as compared to the normal price of $160), from March 15th through March 31st.
  • Still dying for an Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette? Enter Urban Decay’s contest to get a chance to win a gorgeous $875 necklce designed by Tom Binns and the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows. 10 runner-ups will also receive the Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows.
  • ACUVUE launched their See Spring Sweepstakes which goes through April 30th, where you can win a grand prize of $10,000, plus $100 Visa gift cards are awarded daily throughout the sweepstakes entry period.
  • John Frieda is celebrating blondes by kicking off on March 18th in NYC at the Highline Ballroom for a private performance by Natasha Bedingfield. The concern is free for all those who sign up.

The Spring Season: Cle de Peau #106 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #106 Extra Silky Lipstick ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a creamy softened medium blue-pink with a glossy finish and nearly imperceptible shimmer. Cle de peau’s Extra Silky Lipsticks are absolutely a dream to wear–they’re smooth, soft, creamy, and moisturizing. They don’t steal a single drop of moisture while you wear them, and despite the creaminess and slip of these lipsticks, I still get a good four hours of wear. It has a naturally glossy finish, so they’re easy to wear alone.

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Look Book – What would you pair with MAC Hot Hot Hot Eyeshadow?

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Win It! 100,000 Years of Beauty!

L'Oreal Book Giveaway

Win It! 100,000 Years of Beauty!

In February, I reviewed 100,000 Years of Beauty, which is a study of beauty through the years commissioned by L’Oreal.  After the excited response from readers, L’Oreal is giving Temptalia readers the chance to win their very own set!  L’Oreal has been kind enough to allow ALL Temptalia readers to win–international, domestic, wherever!   Two winners will be chosen randomly to each win the book series.

  • Prize: Two (2) readers will receive a copy of 100,000 Years of Beauty (retail value of $295)
  • How to win: Leave a comment telling me which part of the 100,000 Years of Beauty are you most excited to read?  The “book” consists of five parts:  Foundations, Civilisations, Confrontations, Globalisation, and Projections.

All entries must be submitted by March 21st, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all 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 K & Kat!

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #019

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. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

MAC Liberty of London stuff — Give Me Liberty of London eyeshadow, A Different Groove & Perennial High Style lipglasses, and Peachstock lipstick.

I have two finals and a midterm on Monday/Tuesday, so my weekend is spoken for by textbooks :(

Oh, and Vote for Mellan! LOL 😀

MVP Pet Photo Contest sponsored by BISSELL, maker of pet vacuum cleaners.

Now… have at it!