Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Fashion and luxury brands, hand-selected styles, members-only preferred pricing. Welcome to the world of Gilt Groupe.

Gilt Groupe is a referral based online community dedicated to offering their members unique access to highly coveted luxury and fashion brands at the most desirable price points.

Gilt Groupe hand selects both established and up-and-coming designers relevant to its membership base. Every Shopping Event is designer-specific and held over a 36 hour period (or until sold out). All sales take place on our website www.glt.com.

As a preview to the actual Shopping Event, Gilt Groupe’s production team creates a trailer (short video reel) to introduce each designer and brand to its membership and makes additional background information available through our website so that each and every member has the opportunity to fully experience that particular designer or brand.

Today, Gilt Groupe Presents Lorelei followed by Alessandro dell’Acqua on Thursday December 6th, and Marchesa on Wednesday December 12th.

Gilt has extended 500 VIP Invitations for Temptalia readers. Just follow this link to sign up: http://www.gilt.com/promo/temptalia.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

New York Fashion Week begins February 1st and runs through the 8th in Bryant Park, New York City.

Get all the details here!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

What was the first makeup product you bought? What item began your collection?

I think my first makeup product were some random glitters from a shop in Santa Cruz… if not those, then Benefit cream shadows

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

If you have a question, feel free to send it to temptalia@gmail.com.

Q: What kind of makeup should I do for my graduation photograph?
A: So this is kind of my general take on graduation photographs based on what I wore for my photograph. The best thing you can do is take your time to make your skin look as flawless as possible. I would use a light to medium coverage foundation, with a large powder or buffer brush (my favorite is the 182 brush), spritz with water (or Fix+), and then pick up foundation and apply over. If you’d like, set with a powder. Lightly contour the hollows of your cheeks, add a touch of blusher – either glowy for a bronzed look or peachy-pink if you’re warm toned (NC) or cool-pink if you’re cool toned (NW) for a slightly blushed look. I would go softer rather than dramatic on the eyes. Play up lashes with a good black mascara, line eyes carefully with thin lines of black eyeliner. For shadow, try something neutral. I find golds to work lovely, with a warm or cool brown in the crease to define the eye better. Lips should be more dramatic than subtle, but I wouldn’t necessarily pick a red. I find dark peachy-pinks, plums, and raspberries to be great ideas to try, depending on your eye choice. If you go warm, I would look at a warm raspberry or peachy-pink lip. If you go cool, try a plum shade.  Oh, and skip adding additional SPF on this day — sometimes too much SPF can wash you out in photographing lights!
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Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Sisters are absolutely precious, and it helps even more that they’re of our like gender–it makes them easier to shop for… at least beauty wise! As much as we’d love to get our boys addicted to skilled skin regimens, we often fail, but we can convince our marvelous younger sister to invest in an acne treatment or introduce our older sister to the bliss of anti-aging products.

No matter what your sister is like, we have some amazing products in store for her this season!

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Monday, December 3rd, 2007

What makeup are you wearing right now? What’s your look/face of the day?

At this very moment, nothing but Olay Complete SPF15, because I’m about to go for a jog and only woke up a short while ago. No makeup needed for a run in the park!