Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Do you use self-tanner? Just face? Just body? Just in the summer? Favorites?

Temptalia's Answer.

I very rarely do! Actually, I’ve only used it to review on the blog, lol! I tan very easily, despite wearing SPF!

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Weekly Beauty Report

This Week’s Beauty Report: Saturday, May 1st, 2010

  • NARS Cosmetics is busy adding to their line this week! Say hello to Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatments ($25), Multiple Tints ($38), and Pro Prime (Skin Smoothing Face Prep at $30, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base at $24–exclusively at Sephora).
  • COVERGIRL just announced that the ever-lovely Taylor Swift is now their spokesperson! We’ll see her first ads debut in January 2011.
  • OCC Makeup has created a new shade of Lip Tar in Memento, described as a “beautiful pink shade with plum undertons.” Between now and June 1st, 2010, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase of Memento will be donated to CancerCare.
  • FLIRT! is running a Twitter contest beginning May 2nd for all followers of FLIRT! on Twitter.
  • NUDE is offering a free, full-sized Advanced Soothing Complex with orders over $75.
  • Lancome welcomes Penelope Cruz as the ambassadress for their Tresor fragrance.
  • Mary Kay has launched an initiative of special, limited-edition Creme Lipsticks as part of the 2010 Beauty that Counts initiative. The three shades are Inspiration, Compassion, and Confidence. Between now and September 15th, 2010, Mary Kay will doante $1 from each sale of Beauty That Counts Lipsticks to The Mary Kay Foundation in an effort to end domestic violence. Each retails for $13.
  • AVEDA launches Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair on Monday. It’s designed as a daily leave-in treatment to help repair damage and protect hair from heat styling. According to AVEDA, it’s clinically proven to instantly repair damage by 26%, detangles to protect hair from breakage, helps protect from heat styling, and is safe for color-treated hair.
  • Paul & Joe Beaute have launched Lip Gloss G, described as “a delicious lip gloss with clear, vibrant colors and lasting shine.” Shades include Blossom (bright rose pink), Mon Cheri (look-at-me hot pink), Sheer Bliss (soft coral orange), Tangerine (bright, juicy clear orange), and Maraschino (deep, classic cherry red).
  • Blow Beach Blow ($21) is new and just in time for summer to create “perfect day-at-the-beach style” without the stiff, sticky, or salty feel.
  • Bond No. 9 has created a new fragrance for summer that’s dedicated to vacation hot spot Montauk (and named as such!). It will launch on Memorial Day!
Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The Look Book

If you were using Dior Crush Glow Palette?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Choose or Lose


Do you use primer regularly?

  • Yes, all the time! (48%, 1,356 Votes)
  • Sometimes, but not everyday. (30%, 838 Votes)
  • Only on special occasions! (18%, 520 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (4%, 109 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,823

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

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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: Nothing!  I’m pretty sure I didn’t buy a single beauty-related thing this week… :)

Excited for: Sadly, this weekend is going to be crammed full of studying — three finals worth 100% of my grade in the next week!  Ahh!

Now… have at it!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Do you have any “weird” beauty rituals? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I think maybe the weirdest thing I do beauty-wise is I often put on makeup late at night… when I’m not going anywhere!