Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How much do you spend a month on beauty products? Do you know or are you afraid to know?

I probably spend $200-300 a month, depending on how many collections MAC puts out!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

LUSH Happy Pill ($5.70) and LUSH Think Pink ($5.55)
There is few things more relaxing and satisfying as a hot bath (add music and/or a book for a complete mini-vacation). I love LUSH products for giving the ultimate bath experience. They’re cute, fun products, and they all smell wonderful.

Happy Pill: “Take one and don’t worry about calling us in the morning. The citrus notes of grapefruit and bergamot uplift, and frankincense eases anxiety. You’ll feel so much better after a bath with the Happy Pill, it’s the only medicine you’ll need.”

Think Pink: “If you make a funny face at the very thought of pink, think again. One bath with this candy-topped vanilla and tonka bean number leaves you feeling so wonderful and marvelous, you’ll think you’ve just been dancing with Fred Astaire.”

LUSH Creamy Candy Bath Melt ($5.95) and LUSH Sunny Side Bubble Bar ($5.85)
Make your bath even dreamier by adding Creamy Candy Bath Melt, which is totally optimal for dry skin and it being winter, a fabulous idea. Leave your bath with super smooth skin that smells and feels fabulous. Want some fun in the tub? Try Sunny Side Bubble Bar, which you simply crumble into the tub and watch it foam and bubble up.

Creamy Candy: “This sweet treat doesn’t melt in your mouth or your hand. It melts in the bath. At first it fizzles, then this sweet vanilla concoction with cocoa butter and almond oil melts into the warm water and nourishes your skin, leaving it supple and lovely.”

Sunny Side: “Soak in the sunshine, float in the rays and get your daily dose of Vitamin D. As the days get darker and shorter, it seems harder to find light in the dreary. If you can’t escape to Mexico, let the happy citrus of Sunny Side take you to sun-drenched shores of your own.”

bliss hot salt scrub ($36.00)
This is a sea salt body scrub that contains eucalyptus and rosemary oils to give you amazingly soft skin when it is all said and done. It is a great way to give yourself an at-home spa treatment with less fuss and a much nicer pricetag. Exfoliating the body is incredibly luxurious feeling, because the skin just ends up feeling like silk.

Aromatherapy Foot Soak Stress Relief – Tranquil Mint ($15.00)
Pamper those tired feet (who has feet that aren’t tired?) with this foot soak that helps to soothe and soften those tired puppies with moisturizing sunflower oil and refreshing lemon balm. “Peppermint essential oil refreshes and combats mental fatigue while Rosemary essential oil improves thinking to foster creativity.”

Organic Bath Company Bubble Bath Leaves, Lavender Vanilla
($7.99)
Add some feminine details to your fabulous bath by tossing in a few of these bubble bath leaves (petals?). They’re cute, girly, and perfect for pampering.

Have any recommendations on how to Pamper Yourself to the max? Share them in the comments!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Lancôme has been kind enough to invite Temptalia and its readers to their Boutique in Short Hills Mall in New Jersey on Friday, February 1st.  You will be able to snag much the anticipated Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes that will not launch officially until mid-March.  This is your chance to feel like a Fashion Week model as you can get catwalk ready with Daniel Martin, Fashion Week and Celebrity Makeup Artist extraordinaire.  Get ready to meet Melissa Walker, author of “Violet on the Runway” as well as the Lancome Backstage Makeup Team and spokesmodel Selena Breed.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2008, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Lancôme | The Boutique | 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078

Gift Bags, Mocktails and Cupcakes! Enter to win a luxurious prize!

RSVP: [email protected] (Please include full name, phone number and that you are RSVPing for the New Jersey event, and make sure you tell her you’re a Temptalia reader!)

Be the first to: Get your hands on limited edition Juicy Tubes created by hot London Fashion Designer Christopher Kane. Read Melissa Walker’s newest book “Violet by Design.”  Get the hottest beauty looks for spring, straight from the artists who worked backstage. Receive a complimentary copy of “Violet by Design” and an official Lancôme Backstage t-shirt with any purchase of a limited edition Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes and a Lancôme Mascara.

I really wish I could make it, but unfortunately I will not be able to as I will be flying into NYC that day.  I know we have some New Jersey readers, so I hope a few of you can attend (and of course, tell us all the details!). Have fun dolls!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What order do you put on your makeup in? What do you start with? Walk us through the steps you take to go from in the beginning to the end!

  1. Cleanse and moisturize face
  2. Fill in eyebrows
  3. Eyeshadow (if I use it)
  4. Eye Liner
  5. Mascara
  6. Foundation
  7. Concealer (if I use it)
  8. Contour
  9. Blush
  10. Powder (if I use it)
  11. Highlight
  12. Lip liner (if I use it)
  13. Lipstick
  14. Lipgloss
Monday, January 28th, 2008

Here are breakdowns of a few of the red carpet looks from SAG! We have the details for America Ferrara’s makeup, Ellen Pompeo’s hair and makeup, Cate blanchett’s locks, and Eva Longoria’s tight curls.

Learn how to look like a Red Carpet-approved celebrity… Continue reading →

Monday, January 28th, 2008

VANESSA MINNILLO TO HOST AUTOGRAPH SIGNING AT KOHL’S | Vanessa Minnillo, Guest Creator for FLIRT! Cosmetics, will unveil new Glamourazzi fragrance ($35.00) and sign autographs at Kohl’s in Alhambra, CA.

Television personality Vanessa Minnillo will appear at Kohl’s at 1201 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA to sign autographs and unveil Glamourazzi, the new fragrance by FLIRT! Cosmetics. The first 150 people in line are guaranteed an autograph.  The signing begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, February 6th, 2008.

FLIRT! the color collection that keeps you red carpet ready introduces its show stopping new fragrance - Glamourazzi. With one spritz of the addictive blend of pulpy fruits, exotic flowers and seductive vanilla people will be asking “who’s that girl”.  Glamourazzi is spiked with juicy pineapple and ginger for luminous energy. The exhilarating heart sizzles with Honeysuckle and night blooming Jasmine Absolute blended with lush Coconut Milk for a juicy floral sensation.

Five lucky Temptalia readers will win Flirt!’s newest fragrance, Glamourazzi, by answering this trivia question and e-mailing the answer to [email protected].  Please include your address when submitting your answer!

In what year did Vanessa win Miss Teen USA?