Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty products are on your holiday wish list this year? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMake Up For Ever Artist Shadows. I’m obsessed.

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

This week has been so very fall-like! I feel like we’ve transitioned into autumn already, though I hear reports that it’s going to warm up again next week. I don’t actually like cold weather much, but the crispness that’s in the air during fall always gets me. And yes, I’m absolutely cliche and drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes :)  I can’t believe October is right around the corner–the year has flown by, but that’s how time works… often slow in the moment, fast when we think back.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you figure out what makeup to wear? Do you rotate products in and out of your go-to stash? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFor me, it is relatively easy, because I have a plastic bin of “things that need to be tested,” and I go from there. There are various reasons something is prioritized over something else, and it’ll be obvious for most things. There’s usually only one to two weeks where there’s more of a “lull” and nothing is super pressing to get tested.

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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your routine if you want the most long-lasting lip color? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerExfoliate lips either the night before or the morning of, lip balm on and then removed fully before applying actual lip color. I would start with lip liner and fill in the entire lip, then I would use a lip brush to apply a medium to dark lipstick color (darker colors usually last longer), then I would take a tissue and pat loose, translucent powder over it, add more lipstick, and blot once.

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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Choose or Lose


Have you ever pressed a loose (or broken) powder?

Check out the results!

Thanks to Zoe for today’s question!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Marc Jacobs Eyeliner set, MAC Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette
  • Weekend plans: Seeing my family this time around :) Looking forward to catching up with them.
  • Favorite ice cream flavor?: Strawberry!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Mellan’s brother from another mother! ;) (My brother-in-law’s lab, Neptune, visited last weekend.)