Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick

Are you willing to pay the price for a product’s packaging?

Pictured above is the signature, ultra elegant Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick.  This lipstick case is probably one of the most interesting pieces I own amongst all of my beauty products.  It’s both functional and extravagant, and I’d wager that you usually don’t get both.  The rub is, of course, that you are undoubtedly paying for the packaging upgrade.  (In case you’ve never drooled over one of the Rouge Gs–you lucky soul–these retail for $46 a pop.)

Knowing that, does it make it any easier to resist the product?  To cry, “Pfft!  I see through you!  No thank you, you won’t sucker me in!” Personally, after testing out many shades of Rouge G, no, it does not.  Not at all.  It is still one of my favorite lipstick formulas, and so the hefty price tag, even for packaging that I don’t really want to pay for, is something I will still pay.  But this is only because I find the product to be exceptional–if the product was just so-so, I think (or at least, I’d like to believe!) I would have no trouble passing these by.

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Do you use a toner? Do you think it’s important?

Temptalia's AnswerI use it sometimes.  I like the way it feels, particularly when I want a really fresh, clean face (like maybe I was outside all day).  I’m not sure if it’s 100% must-have.  Need to research!

Thanks to Victoria for today’s question. Got a question idea? Submit yours here.

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Choose or Lose


How often do you wash your face a day?

  • Twice (72%, 2,432 Votes)
  • Once (21%, 708 Votes)
  • Three times or more (6%, 194 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,361

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: I don’t think I shopped at all this week… been SO SO busy, guess I haven’t had any time to spare!  Which is good!

Excited for: Crossing off some major things off my to-do list today.  Very, very excited!

Friday plans: I’ll probably see my Mom, sister, and Grandma for lunch, too.  And then I’ll have to read for school, which starts on Monday.  Somebody play a violin for me!

This week’s Mellan photo… Continue reading →

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What is your best back-to-school or “work-safe” look? School’s coming up for some, but many go to work, so let’s do both!

Temptalia's AnswerProbably something like a champagne on the lid and a taupe in the crease, some mascara, coral blush, and coral lips.

Thanks to Leanne for today’s question. Got a question idea? Submit yours here.

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Best Hair Conditioner…?

What brand/product wins this category? Any particular reason it wins?