Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Should I get full size brushes or a brush set?

It isn’t actually a question of which one to get, but which one will better suit your needs. There is often debate between brush set quality vs. full-size brush quality. In the case of MAC brush sets, they are machine made, while full-size brushes are handmade. These brushes contained in sets aren’t terrible, and they get you good value for the price. They just aren’t identical to full-sized brushes, and it makes sense, because you’re getting the brush set for much less than if you bought the full-sized brushes together.

Value is the number one reason to purchase a brush set over individual brushes. The MAC face brush set contains the SE 187 and the set retails for $49.50 (as of Holiday 2008)–and the full size version retails for $42.00! Say you rarely use the 187, then you really don’t need the full-size version, right? You just get more brushes for your money than you would buying individual brushes. Budget beauty addicts may find brush sets a way to invest in good brushes without breaking the bank.

Finally, those who are new to makeup might find this an excellent opportunity to take advantage of trying out multiple brushes at once. This way they can figure out what brushes they actually will use and how often will they be used. If you love eyeshadow, you might find you just need to have MAC’s 239 brush–and perhaps even a few of them.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

  • Palmers’ Butters Go Pink (price varies) Palmer’s will donate proceeds from the sale of pink specially marked Cocoa Butter Formula, Olive Butter Formula and Shea Butter Formula Lotions to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Artemis Woman will donate 2% of profits generated by PINK Heel Smoothers to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.
  • Sabon Pink Bath Basket ($90.00) 30% of this basket’s sales will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
  • Verikira Naturals Pink Grapefruit Collection (price varies) 10% to Susan G Komen.

Please consider participating in Temptalia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Project Revamp

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

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Prescriptives is having their Friends & Family Event today through the 24th!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Large Wine Rack ($59.99) This could be a really sophisticated way of storing a lot of bottles. I look at all of the different hair products I have milling about in my bathroom, and wine racks seem like they just might be a great way to store them all. Especially if I lived in my own house and used a mountable wine rack! But even so, if you have some under-the-sink room, this could fit nicely and keep things within reach. I like this particular one because the bottles can be shorter and various sizes without falling out. By the way, if you find a CD rack like this? Use it for lipgloss!

Check out this fun glass bowl set for counter top storage! Continue reading →

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last great eyeshadow combo you came up with? Share it with us!