Friday, December 18th, 2009

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. Recommend your favorite book or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

First, I’ll share mine!

I picked up some MAC eyeshadows as a Christmas gift for my sister, but I don’t think I hauled anything myself this week… or maybe I just blocked it out!

I’m pretty excited for Christmas this year, just because I was really practical and may have had one of the more boring wish lists ever… but it’s all stuff I really want and need (OK, most everything).  I can’t wait to get me my Christmas FEAST, too!!

Now… have at it!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you like cheek highlighters?

  • Yes, love 'em! (55%, 558 Votes)
  • Sometimes... (38%, 381 Votes)
  • Nah, hate 'em! (7%, 69 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,014

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

Friday, December 18th, 2009

It must be with the new year on the horizon that mass beauty retailers are rolling out new formats for shoppers in their beauty departments. Several major mass retailers, like CVS, Duane Reade, Target, and Wal-Mart are planning to remodel/improve their beauty aisles. According to WWD, we can expect to see wider aisles, less brands, and a focus on value–all to make it a better shopping experience. Even department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue are reworking their beauty floors!

What do you like to see in a beauty department?

In other news: For 2010, expect to see Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure supported by 42 shades ($6.99 each) (coming in March/April), 8 metallic shades of Quick Fast Dry Nail Pen, new Xtreme Wear and Diamond Strength No Chil Nail Color spring. L’Oreal will be bringing out True Match Roller Perfecting Roll On Makeup , Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum, as well as Go 360 Clean, a new facial cleansing line-up.   Source: WWD

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What color lipstick/gloss are you still searching for?? Maybe someone can help you track it down!

Temptalia's Answer.

Well, I’m always on the hunt for the perfect coral… I think I’ve found it in Guerlain’s Gems lipstick, but it’s LE, so would love to find a permanent shade, too!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

The Hit List

What’s the Worst Bronzer…?

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

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How old were you when you fell in love with makeup? Share your story of true love!

Temptalia's Answer.

Eighteen! I was totally a late bloomer. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup when I was younger, and when I went to college, I fell in love with MAC pigments.