Monday, March 9th, 2009

OMG, why are smile close-ups way creepier/awkward looking compared to close-up of lips alone?! As soon as I do my makeup for the day, I’ll pop in a full-face shot of me smiling instead–this seems a little too up-close-and-personal ;) (And yes, I have a permanent stain between my two front teeth–a nice little gift from wearing braces for 10 years so says my dentist.)

I am six days into Crest’s Get Bright Challenge, and I have eight more days to go (total of 14 days) My teeth weren’t super, super yellowed/stained when I started, so I definitely wasn’t seeing a huge improvement each day, but now that I seen my picture from last week compared to this one… I can definitely see the improvement!

I’ve used Crest’s White Strips in the past, and they worked well enough for me to cross off professional whitening (way more expensive!), but I admit it wasn’t a perfect process.

Crest’s Whitestrips Advanced Seal have most certainly improved upon the process in several significant ways. The best upgrade they made was that you only have to wear the strips once a day for thirty minutes. It used to be twice a day, thirty minutes each time–not terrible, but if you’re busy like me, it’s easy to forget to do it!

The other improvement is about the adhesive nature of the strips themselves. I’d have to say that these adhere way better to my teeth, and they don’t slide much, if at all. I get a little of the whitening taste in my mouth, but not a lot at all. I used to find I’d forget to swallow whenever I used a whitening product, and it would be so gross waiting to remove them so I could spit it out (I know, I know, TMI!)–so it was really nice not worrying about that.

I’ve heard some people had issues removing the strips, but so far, I’ve had no issues. I just grab part of the strip, tear it off, rinse my mouth with water for about five seconds, and I’m done for the day.

Will keep update you on my progress next Monday! :)

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Monday, March 9th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you re-apply your lipstick/gloss throughout the day? Or do you just let it fade and forget about it?

Temptalia's Answer.

When I do “full makeup,” I do lipstick and a gloss, but I tend to only re-apply the gloss portion… if I bother at all. It mostly depends on on where I am; if it’s an event, I will definitely re-apply, though!
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Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of makeup? Have you waited in a ridiculously long line? Trekked a hundred miles to a MAC store?

Temptalia's Answer.

Probably buy entire collections or buy $50 lipglosses… LOL. Perhaps swatching everything from a MAC collection and driving home with one hand so as to not mess them up! (Solved that problem by bringing my camera WITH me, duh!)
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

If you were using MAC Fun & Games Blush?, 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! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Hit List

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009

It’s been a long, busy week–so let’s catch up a bit!

By the way, you can still save 15% off at Sephora.com today using code J89LM. It ends tonight!

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