Origins Gloomaway Collection for Summer 2009

Origins Gloomaway Collection

Everyone needs a pick-me-up now and again. That’s why Origins is happy to reintroduce the Gloomaway™ Collection, bath and body treats designed to brighten your day and liven your spirits. Back by popular demand, the collection features Grapefruit essential oil paired with Field Mint and Sweet Orange. Found over 300 years ago on the tropical paradise of Barbados, Grapefruit essential oil is used today by aromatherapists to calm nervous exhaustion and produce an uplifting, joyous and balancing environment.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Mist ($25.00 for 4 fl. oz.)

With its exuberant, fruity essential oil blend, this spirit-lifting body mist leaves skin lightly fragranced with the all-natural key notes of energizing Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine and Field Mint. Light enough to be layered with other Gloomaway™ products, this uplifting body mist ushers in feelings of optimism and contentment that last throughout the day.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Gumballs ($5.00 for 20)

For immediate happiness that you can taste, these Gloomaway™ gumballs freshen breath and brighten the mood. The uplifting, all-natural citrus flavors of Grapefruit and Orange sparkle on the tongue, helping soothe and balance nerves.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash & Bubble Bath ($21.00 for 8.5 fl. oz.)

This mood-brightening bath buddy doubles as a body wash and bubble bath. When worked into wet skin or poured into a running tub, it generates a generous and fragrant foam. With the citrusy scent of Grapefruit, Field Mint and Sweet Orange, you emerge from bathing with a clean body and a fresh mind.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body-Buffing Cleanser ($20.00 for 5 fl. oz.)

Sometimes a wash alone just isn’t enough. In addition to cleansers derived from Palm and Coconut, this multi-purpose exfoliating cleanser also grinds away grime with Crushed Apricot Seeds. Skin emerges soft, smooth, and sweetly scented.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle ($27.50 for 7 oz.)

This rich, body buttering souffle finishes off your shower and bath experience with a deeply moisturizing layer of fragrant creme. With nourishing Olive, Grape Seed, Rice Bran and Apricot Kernel Oils, it surrounds the body in a cocoon of moisture and extends the uplifting experience long after application.

Gloomaway Grapefruit Bath Bar ($13.00 for 10.5 oz.)

This inviting, 100% vegetable-based soap makes bathing a breeze with the enlivening scents of Grapefruit, Field Mint and Sweet Orange. It features skin softening Glycerin to leave skin feeling silky. Just lather up with water in your hands or a wash cloth and enjoy a carefree clean.

Availability: July 2009. Bath Bar, Body Souffle, Body Wash, and Body-Buffing Cleanser available now at Origins.

P.S. – OMG, I am in LOVE with the name of this launch. It just tickles my fancy! Maybe it was because I once adored Eeyore (yes, from Winnie the Pooh!), and it reminds me of him… Gloomaway! Love it.

Celebrate the 4th of July with LUSH!

This 4th of July, start the patriotic party in your shower with LUSH! Belt out your own rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, toss in some red, white and blue bubbly (shampoo bars), top it off with a dollop of American Cream (conditioner) and you’ve got yourself a party . . . and hair so shiny it’s sure to set off fireworks!

For all those who will have to hit the friendly skies and/or not-so-friendly roads to reach the party, LUSH’s shampoo bars are perfect for travel. Stored in shampoo bar tins ($2.95) that are made from recycled aluminum, these little wonders make carry-on travel a breeze – no spillage, leaking or bulky bottles to lug around. Because we all know if we are going to be lugging bottles around this 4th of July, we certainly hope they won’t be shampoo bottles!

New ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Add some spice to your life with New solid shampoo. Massage the red lather all over your head and soak in the heat. Cinnamon and clove oils warm and stimulate your scalp and fill your shower with the smell of cinnamon hearts. Great for those suffering from hormonal hair loss as the scalp-stimulating essential oils encourage your follicles to hang on in there. (Vegan!)

Seanik ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

Don’t let Seanik’s compact size fool you. This little puck of joy buffs and shines like no liquid can. A couple of swipes worked up into a lather to moisturize the scalp, breathe life into the lifeless, and shine your hair like a champ. Economical and easy to use, Seanik’s citrus and seaweed combo enriches and enlivens while its fragrance entices all who cross your path. (Vegan!)

Ultimate Shine ($9.25 for 1.9 oz.)

A lovely white shampoo bar with gold sparkly bits (not loads, just enough to leave a couple of sparkles in your hair), Ultimate helps hair shine by using spicy elemi and ylang ylang oils to balance your scalp’s oil production. Deliciously sweet violet leaf oil is said to relieve anger and anxiety so you can shine socially too. (Vegan!)

American Cream ($8.75 for 3.3 fl. oz. or $26.65 for 16.9 fl. oz.)

American Cream is a conditioner like no other. With honey and vanilla to soften and fresh strawberries and oranges to add shine, it takes on the toughest tangles and roughest frizz, all the while smelling like a sweet honey milkshake. you’ll catch a whiff every time you turn your head and wonder where that 1950s diner is.

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Bobbi Brown Nudes Collection 2009

Bobbi Brown Nudes Collection 2009

Bobbi Brown’s newest take on nude makeup—a concept she created. ‘Nude makeup doesn’t mean monochromatic, barely-there makeup. It means makeup that’s right for your skin,’ says Bobbi. Fall’s must-have eye palette takes you effortlessly from day to night with a sophisticated and universally flattering selection of nude shadows in three different textures: soft matte, lightly pearlized and metallic high-shimmer. Three eyeshadow duos come in a customizable 3-Pan Palette, which can also be filled with your choice of any Bobbi Brown eyeshadow or blush shades.

Nude Eye Palette ($60.00)

  • Contains Navajo/Pebble, Chino/Beige Linen Wash and Maple Sugar/Caviar duos, exclusive to this set.

Nude Shimmer Brick ($38.00)

The iconic Shimmer Brick is now available in the perfect everyday shade: Nude. This hand-made brick features five pure pearl pigments—pink, gold, bronze, beige and caramel—designed to be blended together to give all skin tones a soft, lit-from-within glow. Layer over blush as highlighter or use individual shades on lids for a sheer, pearlized look.

Creamy Lip Color ($22.00)

  • Rose Bud
  • Rose Garden
  • Soft Blush
  • Twilight

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21.00)

  • Caviar Ink

Available: Currently available via

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Illamasqua Sirens Collection for Spring/Summer 2009

Illamasqua Sirens Collection for Spring/Summer 2009

Inspired by the powerful beauty of the Sirens, the captivating, brutal nature of their appeal and the undeniable pull of their decadent existence, Illamasqua has created a new make-up collection designed to glorify the divine being within us all.

The collection provides a cornucopia of sumptuous shades, from shimmering corals and aquamarines, to luscious golds and bronzed metallics. With products to enhance the face, eyes, lips and nails, Sirens lets you indulge your alter ego, and ensures that your summer nights are even hotter than the days.

Sirens 4-Colour Powder Eyeshadow Palette (£29.00)

  • Palette includes Illamasqua Eye Shadow in Spellbound, Morn, Luminescence, Fate.

Bronzing Duo (£18.00)

  • Glint/Writhe
  • Glint/Burnish

Lipstick (£14.00)

  • Fable
  • Resist

Sheer Lipgloss (£12.50)

  • Soul

Liquid Metal (£16.00)

  • Solstice
  • Enrapture

Shimmer Cream (£14.00)

  • Eternal

Fat Pencil (£12.72)

  • Fickle
  • Wilful
  • Perverse

Nail Varnish (£12.50)

  • Lament
  • Muse

False Eyelashes (£11.00)

  • No. 20

Available: Exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street and Selfridges Manchester Trafford throughout April. Also, online at

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Make Up For Ever Launches HD Elixir

Make Up For Ever Launches HD Elixir

Dry, flaky skin is never attractive, but when magnified in high definition format, it becomes unacceptable and makes applying make up a challenge. Make up artists must combat skin dehydration on actors immediately before applying foundation to create a flawless complexion that is worthy of cameras that see 6x what the human eye sees. With no time to wait for results from moisturizers that may take several days to reverse dryness, the artists turned to Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER, for a solution.

Created specifically to instantly boost skin’s moisture to create a perfectly smooth palette for HD Complexion make up, HD Elixir is a unique hybrid serum that is part skincare and part make up. Clinical tests proved that HD Elixir boosted skin’s moisture a whopping 520% after 15 minutes and continued to hold in moisture at 490% after 30 minutes and 430% after one hour. In addition to the instant surge of moisture, HD Elixir also restores skin’s radiance and erases signs of fatigue, actually firming and giving skin a smooth and soft texture.

To use: Using the push button dropper, squeeze one pump into fingers and apply all over face or solely to very dry areas before HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Wait until serum has been fully absorbed by skin before applying next product.

Available at exclusively at Sephora beginning June 12th. Retail price is $38.00. You can learn more at

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives for 2009

For 2010 Anniversary Beauty Exclusives, please view this post.

Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusives

Beginning July 17th, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! It goes on through August 2nd. Beauty exclusives are a big part of what makes an Anniversary Sale special, for me, because brands often give Nordstrom customers exclusive access to products for fall, customized value sets, and value sized offerings of cult favorites.

This year, over 100 beauty brands are participating. Some highlights include MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Philosophy. True beauty addicts can go online to or stop into Nordstrom stores to pre-order starting on June 22nd. As of July17th, the sale goes live and customers both in store and online can purchase the limited-edition Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives.

Temptalia is pleased to bring you a comprehensive list of Beauty Exclusives as well as Gift With Purchases available during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.


  • Anastasia Go Brow & Brow Enhancing Serum Kit ($36.00)
  • Armani Lip Set including Sheer #10, Lip Shimmer #44, Lip Pencil #3 with bag ($65.00)
  • Bare Escentuals In Fashion Kit containing Large Rose Radiance-All-Over Face Color, Stunner Eye Color, Charleston Eye Color, Retro Liner Shadow, NEW Blackberry 100% Natural Lipgloss, New Double Ended Defining Edge Eye & Line Brush, Soft Focus Face Brush ($55.00)
  • Bare Escentuals XL Hydrating Mineral Veil .84 oz. ($39.00)
  • Bobbi Brown Must Have Collection includes 7 pan lip palette, eyeshadow, duo, full size gel liner, dual ended brush, mini mascara ($85.00)
  • Chanel Muscat Glossimer (a beige pink shimmer) ($27.00)
  • Chanel Le Vernis Nail Lacquer in Roses des Vents (rose shimmer), Rouge Noir (red black) ($23.00)
  • Chanel Radient Eye & Lip Palette contains two shadows, four lip glosses ($45.00)
  • Clarins Wonder Lush Mascara
  • Clinique Best of Clinique Set includes Youth Surge SPF 15 (new spring Product), All About Eyes .21 oz. Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser 5.0 oz, Dual Ended High Impact/High Impact Curling Mascara (Curling is a new spring product), Dual Ended Cream Shaper for Eyes (in Cocoa Shimmer and Mink), Almost Lipstick Black Honey all in a Off White Handle Bag ($45.00)
  • Clinique Best of Lips includes three mini long last soft shine lipglosses ($18.50)
  • Dior Jazz Club Jazz Club Palette ($60.00)
  • Dior Jazz Club Nail Lacquer in 703 and 987 ($19.00)
  • Cover FX Complexion Perfecting Kit includes 15ml Skinprep FX, Split Pan Trios, Setting Powder, #130 Foundation Brush and How To DVD ($75.00)
  • Enormous Lash B1G1 ($95.00)
  • Fekkai Jumbo Sized Technician Color Care Shampoo/Conditioner ($85.00)
  • Kiehl’s 1 Liter Creme de Corp ($70.00)
  • Kiehl’s Amino Acid Shampoo ($48.00)
  • Lancome Brush Set includes Foundation Brush,Dual Ended Brush, Blender Brush and Blush Subtil Duo. All brushes have indigo blue handles ($52.00)
  • Lancome Mascara Set includes Full Size Curb Virtuose Top Coat in Gold-Fall shade by aaron Dey Mey. Full Size Virtuose in Black Carat, Mini Cils Booster, Mini Bifacil ($35.00)
  • Lancome Poudre Liberty Compact ($40.00)
  • Laura Mercier Renaissance Collection Set includes Flawless face Day Cream 5g., full Size undercover eye pot #3, full size lip glace in Pink Champagne (exc color), mini mascara, full eyeshadow in Renaissance, Double ended brush, mini puff, and cosmetic bag.($65.00)
  • Lippmann Polish Set (Exclusive set of 3) ($35.00)
  • MAC Graphic Garden Cool/Warm Eye Palettes ($35.00 each)
  • MAC Graphic Garden Summer Crop Lip Bags in Cool/Warm ($35.00 each)
  • MAC Graphic Garden Define & Blend / Shape & Perfect Brush Sets ($49.50 each)
  • MAC Graphic Garden Look In A Box in Seductress, Sun Siren, and Sweet Tease ($59.50 each)
  • NARS Nordstrom Best Palette v. 2 ($50.00)
  • Rock & Republic Color Set includes includes Full sizes of blush, lipgloss and eyeshadow all in a beautiful leather logo cosmetic bag ($75.00)
  • shu uemura Best of shu uemura Set includes Eyelash curler, Ultimate X Mascara in black, deluxe mini Cleansing Oil (A/O) 1.0 oz, deluxe mini Gloss Unlimited (WN283S — shimmering plum) in a black mesh zippered bag with shu uemura metal pull ($42.00)
  • Smashbox After Hours Beauty Set includes Cream Liner Palette (new), Eye Shadow Quad (new), Lash DNA, Lip enhancing gloss, Double ended brush #15/precision liner, Double Decker Cheek (new) baked cheek color top/loose shimmer on the bottom, travel bag ($58.00)
  • Smashbox Lip Kit includes High Shine Lipgloss, Long Lasting Lip Gloss and Lip Enhancing Gloss ($29.00)
  • T3 Pro Dryer Set with Plump Serum ($119.00)
  • Trish McEvoy Little Black Card includes Natural 1 with Peony Pink Sleeve ($58.00)
  • Trish McEvoy Peony Pink Planner includes Petite Planner with POM page included ($75.00)
  • Trish McEvoy Peony Pink Portable Beauty Brush Set ($65.00)
  • YSL All For Eyes Kit includes Faux Cils Mascara in black, Touche Eclat #1, deluxe mini eyemakeup remover (1 oz) ($62.00)

See list of Skincare & Fragrance Exclusives, plus Gift With Purchases Exclusives & Images!

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