Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Yesterday, you all were shocked at how much makeup I brought with me to Hawaii. Now, let me share with you some lessons I learned about traveling when it comes to lugging your beauty goodies with you!

  • Decide ahead of time. Think about where you’re going, what you think you may be doing, and whether you need lots of makeup or virtually none. When I go for a few days, I don’t bring much along – I think about one or two looks I want to do, and then I just take those products. If I can, I’ll use a pigment as a base, but make it one that is versatile and gives me two different “effects” depending what I overlay it with. Most people aren’t compulsive and need to do their best to not repeat looks, so this can help you save space!
  • Carry-on when possible. Face it, makeup is easily stolen–especially high end makeup. Whenever you can, it’s a better idea to pack your beauty loot in your carry-on (that goes for any valuables you’d hate to lose!). I love the carry-on sized suitcases! They actually hold a fair amount of stuff, and you can toss it in the overhead bin. Mine is expandable, should I need extra room and have to check it ;)
  • Travel and sample containers make life easier! With the ban on oversized liquids, getting some empty travel-sized bottles and jars can help you maximize your space. I don’t need a 12 fl. oz container of cleanser for a week long trip! MAC has several jars and bottles available, and they won’t hurt your wallet.
  • Streamline your routine for shorter trips. So maybe you have a special AM and PM routine – can you streamline it in a way that won’t cause consequences (like a major breakout)? Maybe your AM cream can double as your PM cream for a few days. Can your eyebrow highlighter work as a cheek highlighter?

Hold on, I still have four more tips to share! Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, beauty isn’t just skin deep. It can be FOR THE HOME…

  • Gianna Rose Atelier Gift Set

This prize package is worth $25.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your decorating style is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 27th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the biggest makeup mess you’ve made? Spill your favorite limited edition pigment into the sink? Shatter your favorite shadow? Lost your entire traincase?

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your beauty like when you’re under the weather? Sick or just down in the dumps, do you still reach for all of your morning makeup?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

How to play: Create color names, descriptions, and even texture/finishes for the four colors shown in the quad to the left!

What I’d call it:

Smash Pale winter blue (Frost)

Pumped Soft sky blue (Veluxe Pearl)

Harmless Seafoam green (Frost)

Delight Intense dark aqua (Frost)

Now, it’s your turn!

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with! You’re always so creative!

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Pleasantry Mineralize Blush?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Pleasantry! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.