Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 Women's Half-Yearly Sale

Nordstrom’s Women’s Half Yearly Sale for Women (and kids) started today, so get your shoppin’ on! Thought I should give everybody a leg up — get your shopping for the holidays going (or maybe even finish it!). Head on over to

Tell us what you’ve bought in the comments!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

What is your best tip for looking fresh-faced? What trick or tip do you have that wakes up your face in the morning?

For me, it’s as simple as soaking a wash cloth in warm water and laying it over my face for a minute or two. The steam really wakes me up and gives my face a slightly flushed and misted feeling.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

As promised, Temptalia readers have an opportunity to select their favorite Halloween Mask entry to win the Readers’ Choice Award.

In case you missed the entries, here they are: Abstract, Jigsaw, Leopard, Mermaid Punk, Spring Mask, Wicked French Woman, Zombie.

Please select your favorite entry for this award. You may only vote once, and the voting will close November 11th, 2007 11:59 pm PST.

Which Halloween Mask entry was your favorite?

  • "Spring Mask" (43%, 113 Votes)
  • "Leopard" (22%, 58 Votes)
  • "Abstract" (17%, 44 Votes)
  • "Wicked French Woman" (6%, 15 Votes)
  • "Jigsaw" (5%, 14 Votes)
  • "Zombie" (4%, 11 Votes)
  • "Mermaid Punk" (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Congratulations to Carrie for her “Futuristic Monkey” Halloween Mask entry! She is the judges’ choice for the winner of our October contest. She wins $60 worth of beauty loot, and $30 of it will be MAC exclusive goodies!

I’d like to thank all of our entrants for their hard work and the time they put into their entries–we wouldn’t have even had a contest if it weren’t for you lovelies! And trust me when I say all the judges spent quite a bit of time deliberating over the masks, because it was a tough choice. As such, I’d like to thank our judges: Karen from, MAC makeup artist Sally, and a few of our judges who wish to remain anonymous.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

What was in your last beauty haul/purchase? What did you buy? What did you love, sort of like, or hate?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Find your inner golden goddess this holiday season while you look like a Grecian princess in this darilng deep pink dress with gold detailing. We think all you need to take it from gorgeous to perfection is Yves Saint Laurent’s “White Gold” Celebration Palette, which features Tender Rose blush, Starry Rose highlighter, three eyeshadows (Heavenly Beige, Magic Copper, and Moonlit Burgundy), and three lip colors (Pure Garnet, Natural Beige, and Bohemia Rose), and Simply Gold Gloss. We recommend Magic Copper all over lid with Moonlit Burgundy in the crease and Heavenly Beige to highlight the brow. You could even try the Starry Rose highlighter if it isn’t too shimmery for your taste as a brow highlighter! Be sure to swipe on Tender Rose blush on the apples of your cheeks, while applying Starry Rose on your cheekbones, forehead, and chin for added radiance. Dust shoulders and d colletage with Starry Rose to really distract the male variety wherever you go! For luscious lips, we’re feeling Bohemia Rose with Simply Gold gloss patted on top for shimmery lips with gold sparkles.

1. Adriana Papell Sequin Grecian Halter Dress @ Nordstrom for $178.00icon
2. Yves Saint Laurent “White Gold” Celebration Palette @ Nordstrom for $67.00icon

This look is all about playing with golds and bronzes, keeping the face fairly natural and tame; the dress is bold and eye-catching on its own. To add more oomph to your look, try a pair of false lashes–not too dramatic–to achieve it without taking away from the rest. It’s important to give your face and body a healthy dose of “glow.”  We love Jergen’s shimmery glow lotion, and we also love dusting beauty powders (like Peach Haze from MAC) along shoulders. Play up features, but this look is meant to compliment the dress while keeping the dress the central piece of the evening (we just think it’s gorgeous, don’t you?). If you must go ultra-glam, pump up the eyes with a truer gold like MAC’s Goldmine, but we think peachy-coral and rosy lips suit this dress best!

What do you think?

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