Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The Hit List

Wost Drugstore Mascara…

What brand/product wins this category? Any particular reason it wins?

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Shop Pink, Part 1

October 1st marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and many brands participate by creating or marketing certain products as Pink products. Our motto at Temptalia is: if you Need Pink, why not Shop Pink while you’re at it?

Shop Pink when there’s something you need/want, but if you find yourself just wanting to support the cause, the best way to raise awareness and support the cause is by donating directly to the charity of your choice (whether it’s time, money, beauty products, clothes, etc.). Purchasing Pink products always helps, too, but consider donating directly if all you want to do is support the cause. (You can also join us in our fundraiser, too!)

We’re just going to tell you about Pink beauty products, but there are plenty of brands across the retail market, from cereal to socks to lipstick, that are also joining in and raising awareness and donations.

  • AVEDA: Aveda will donate $4 from each sale of the Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Relief to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund environmental research to help find a cure, with a maximum donation of $300,000. www.aveda.com
  • Bobbi Brown: Bobbi Brown will be donating $35,000 in connection with the North American sales of Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.bobbibrown.com
  • Bumble and Bumble: Bumble and bumble will donate $1.00 from every can of Classic Hairspray sold on Bumbleandbumble. com and in our two NYC Salons during September and October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.bumbleandbumble.com
  • Clinique: $10 per Lipgloss Key Chain purchased during the month of October will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $10 per Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion sold during the month of October will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.clinique.com
  • Darphin: Darphin will donate $20.00 from each sale of Arovita C Energic Firming Cream during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Darphin will donate $5.00 from each sale of the Energic Firming Décolleté Treatment during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.darphin.com
  • DKNY: DKNY will make a donation of $15,000 in connection with the sales of the DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.dknyfragrances.com
Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite pink product? Is it an eyeshadow? Lipstick?

Temptalia's Answer.

Sweetie lipstick by MAC is one of my favorite pinks — just very flattering and not too cool/warm or bright!

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Project Revamp

The Project: Clarisonic

Bzzzz, bzzz, it’s a cleansing brush for your face that whirs and spins and comes with a hefty price tag. Gadget girls with an affinity for beauty rejoiced…

Your Task

How would you improve this product? What would you change? What would you want to keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Only In A Woman’s World campaign has come to its conclusion, and we are so honored to have been invited to take part in it. It was a really great campaign all about celebrating the quirks and characteristics that make women… well, women! From the crazy diets we’ve done, the times we’ve squeezed into those jeans just one size too tight, jealousy–I’ve enjoyed the series of episodes they’ve put out. (You should all know by now that my favorite is Episode #11!)

I wanted to recap by rounding up all of our previous posts from the campaign…

This post was sponsored by “Only In A Woman’s World.”

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Philosophy “Supernatural Saturdays” Makeup School at Nordstrom Stores in Santa Ana, Chicago, and Arlington

To kick off and celebrate Philosophy’s Makeover Events, Philosophy has teamed up with Temptalia to giveaway some Supernatural goodies! Three (3) winners will receive three products from the Supernatural range with a value of $64:

  • philosophy lit from within cream blush in bare your soul
  • philosophy you make me blush mineral blush duo in hugs/kisses
  • philosophy superglossy lipgloss spf 15 in reflect a little

Submit your entry by… leaving a comment telling me about your favorite makeover you’ve ever had (professional or not!).

All entries must be submitted by October 5th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers only as pursuant to your local state’s laws. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Philosophy Hosts Series of Makeover Events To Help Mothers & Daughters Look their Most Beautiful this Fall

WHAT: Whether you’re 15 or 50, the key to looking your best is having flawless skin. philosophy is hosting “supernatural saturdays,” a series of special events for mothers and daughters to receive personalized makeup consultations and applications, as well as teen-tested and mom-approved tips for applying makeup the right way and accentuating your best features. John Trau, philosophy’s expert makeup artist, will be on-hand to offer tips on how to introduce teens to makeup and play up their natural beauty – without looking too made up.

Anyone who receives a makeup application will be able to create their own supernatural video in a customized supernatural video booth and email it to five of their closest friends or family members. In addition, receive a FREE 4oz award winning Purity Made Simple cleanser with the purchase of any two supernatural philosophy products, and a FREE “be supernatural” philosophy cosmetic bag with any $100 philosophy purchase.

AND – if you can’t make it to one of the three supernatural Saturday events, visit your local Nordstrom counter to enter for a chance to win a private supernatural makeup party with five friends at the Nordstrom store in your neighborhood, which includes a private skincare and makeup consultation, personalized makeup tips and custom makeup applications for the group. Consumers can enter from October 1st – 17th, and four winners from each of Nordstrom’s 112 stores will be chosen on October 31st, the final Saturday of the month.

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd (Santa Ana, CA), SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th (Chicago, IL), SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th (Arlington, VA), all from 11AM – 6PM

WHERE: Nordstrom-Santa Ana; Nordstrom-Michigan Avenue; Nordstrom-Pentagon City

HOW: For more information, visit Philosophy.