Monday, December 21st, 2009

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: HIGLIGHTERS!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about highlighters (for the face) and all that those entail.

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What look are you wearing today? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

Nothing yet, LOL!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Check out some of my favorite posts from my fellow beauty addicts…

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wear false eyelashes?

  • Only on special occasions (43%, 441 Votes)
  • Never! (40%, 413 Votes)
  • A few times a month (10%, 100 Votes)
  • Everyday! (7%, 70 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,032

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

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What are your best tips and tricks for defining the eyes? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

Get comfortable with eyeliner (either top/bottom or both!); love yourself some mascara, and always be willing to experiment!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Attack of the nail polish!

How I Organized My Nail Polishes

Earlier this week, I asked readers how they organize their nail polish to get some input on how to organize mine! Surprisingly, the majority of these polishes are from awhile ago – I go in phases with nail polish; I buy bottle after bottle for a few weeks, but then nothing for months.

Anyway, I’ve always just stored them upright in plastic “shoe box” containers from The Container Store, but there’s never been any organization within that method beyond keeping them in one place!  (Sometimes, I hate The Container Store, and sometimes, I love it…)

The stash was kind of growing out of control, so I figured it was time to think about actually organizing it with some method to the madness — I ended up going for by brand, and then by color. I don’t have enough polishes to start micro-organizing (e.g. further organizing by finish) quite yet. Even with what seemed like a healthy amount of polishes, I ended up mixing brands within the same container!

I love, love The Container Store’s Clear Storage Boxes – I use them for EVERYTHING. I have like 20 shoe-box sized containers, lots of the sweater boxes… They’re just really affordable, easy-to-use, and they all stack together, which is something I like. I like the shoe-box size for polishes because they’re just high enough to fit even the taller polishes (I think Dolce & Gabbana is the tallest brand I have), but not so tall that you feel like you’re wasting space.

One thing I noticed is that usually there is a little gap of space on the side, since the polishes don’t fit perfectly snug in them. I’m going to have to pick up a few rolls of non-skid material to lay underneath the polishes so they stay in place better.  In the meanwhile, I put some bubblewrap in the gaps to keep everything in place ’til I get the non-skid stuff in.  Otherwise, I’m satisfied with the solution!

P.S. – I know others enjoy Ikea’s Helmers, but I just found it so cheap-feeling, way too wobbly, and doesn’t really go with anything in my house, so that just wasn’t a viable option for me. (But trust, I love me some Ikea — a TON of my furniture is from there–huge fan of the Expedit series!   This particular piece just wasn’t for me.)

See how it all turned out… Continue reading →