Monday, January 5th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the most important beauty lesson you’ve learned thus far? Share it with us!

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… CONCEALER PENCILS!

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep yourself trying new looks? How do you keep your looks fresh?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp MAC Lipstick, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Carmindy’s Get Positively Beautiful ($21.99) provides more than just beauty tips and how-tos, and it is this different approach that makes the book remarkable. I know when I was in high school, and even on my worst days, I suffered from low self esteem when it came to my looks. “Carmindy Vision” is all about retraining yourself to believe that you *are* beautiful. She offers insights on how to discover and find your best and favorite features, and these are the features you should focus on. Instead of dwelling on [what you think is] a too-large nose, think about your high cheekbones and lush mouth. The book can be summed up with this line she writes, “I believe looking good starts with feeling good.”

Of course, the book is filled with great beauty tips and tricks, as well as some step-by-step walk-throughs of how to get the most out of your makeup application. She also includes shopping lists for all types of products ranging from foundation to eye liner, and she offers budget options as well as more high-end products. I’m by no means new to makeup, but I appreciate Carmindy’s take on beauty and achieving real beauty. I enjoyed the shopping lists (I love reading what others rank the top of the top) and the photography and layout of the book were both well done. Overall, this is worth checking out! I know on Amazon it’s only $14.95, and believe me, that’s a steal when it comes to a hardcover filled with all-color pages!

Read this? What’d you think?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last thing/person/movie/whatever that inspired a makeup look you did? What did it inspire? How did it turn out?