Friday, October 31st, 2008

As of October 29th, 2008, Temptalia achieved its fundraising goal of $1,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I want to give you all my greatest thanks and utmost appreciation for your support in our efforts! Today is the last day for fundraising, and just because we hit our goal doesn’t mean you can’t still donate. Again, thank you, dearest readers, for your tremendous support. Know that every single cent counts in the efforts to fight against this devastating disease and help find a cure.

I will select a winner over the weekend, who will be notified via the email address they paid via PayPal with. Good luck to everyone! Donation will be made once the donations received can be transferred to our debit card (BCRF takes donations via credit card only, not PayPal). I will post a confirmation once the donation has occurred!

To donate, please use our ChipIn widget below, or you can also find it on right sidebar and track our progress.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Happy Monday, all! We are just a few days from the end of October, and I’d like to take this time to remind you of our fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Every bit helps the fight against breast cancer! Thank you for all those who have donated. :) I added a couple new prizes to the package, too!

Please join us and make a contribution as part of the Temptalia Community! As a thank you for your donation, for every $5 you donate, you are eligible for a chance to win an amazing thank you package valued at $350. (Example: if you donate $10, you have two chances to win.)

Thank You Package Includes:

  • MAC for Fafi Belightful Iridescent Powder
  • MAC 2N Lipstick
  • MAC Lotusland Eyeshadow
  • MAC for Heatherette Style Minx Lipglass
  • MAC Fresh Green Mix Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • MAC Reflects Very Pink Glitter
  • MAC Sunsonic Lipstick
  • MAC Energy 3D Glass
  • MAC Red Flame/Orange Flicker Pro Lustre Longwear
  • MAC Scatterrays Solar Bits
  • MAC Utter Pervette Lipstick
  • MAC Parrot Eyeshadow
  • MAC for Ungaro Mineral Eyeshadow
  • MAC for Ungaro Fresh Morning CCB
  • MAC Golden Olive Pigment
  • MAC for Fafi Squeeze It Lipglass
  • MAC 3N Lipglass
  • MAC Pink Air/White Top Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour
  • MAC Dark/Natural Shimmer Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
  • MAC Reflects Antique Gold Glitter

To donate, please use our ChipIn widget below, or you can also find it on right sidebar and track our progress.

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Thanks to these gals for their support of our BCA fundraiser! Check theirs out!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

In my excitement to tell (and show!) you all about my new hairstyle, I totally overlooked how important a before and after shot would be! So, here it is :) I was completely overwhelmed by the response to the cut, so thank you all so very much! I agree I could go as short as the original inspiration cut, I love that I have the illusion of length, but the perks of shorter hair. It’s not fear holding me back to go shorter, it’s how much I love this modified cut and how well it reflects me! Thank you all for your assurance the cut worked out and I could go short :)

Monday, September 1st, 2008

You know what’s fun? When I started to create my autumn wishlist, I thought it would be neat to go back and see what I was drooling over during summer–and see how much actually made it into my stash.

From my first summer temptations set: Clinique Almost Powder and Ojon Tawaka “The Ball.” From my second set: MAC Electroflash products (still don’t love MES), MAC Dainty Mineral Blush, MAC Studio Tint SPF15, and Kiehl’s Brightening Mask. Finally, from my third set: most comfortable shoes ever aka Nike “Free Prima” Mary Janes, Philosophy Purity Made Simple, and MAC Colour Forms Powder in Suncentered.

Not bad, I would say. I snatched up a few items I longed for, but I resisted a fair amount, too! I gotta tell you, those Nikes are amazing. I keep meaning to get a second pair, actually. I want to stock up in case they get discontinued, as things I love often do.

There are twelve products that I’m just dying to try this fall! Have you tried any of these? Help me stay clear of poor products, and make it easier for me to succumb to the ones that are worth it. What are your fall cravings?

First Row

  • Laura Mercier Lip Velvet ($22.00) looks like a sexy liquid lipstick formula. Something about Cassis speaks to me! It’s supposed to be a moisturizing, long-wearing lip color. It also has plumping ingredients, which I don’t mind so long as they’re subtle and don’t sting!
  • Guerlain “Meteorites” Travel Touchicon ($50.00) is a smaller version of Guerlain’s coveted Meteorites. The only one available (from what I could tell) is Mythic, which is one I have in pressed form, and love. It’s very subtle, though, so it’s hard to spend another $50 on it.
  • Lancome ‘La Base Pro’ Perfecting Makeup Primericon ($42.00) makes me curious to see how Lancome’s face primer performs. I’m really trying to get into more primers lately, so I’d love to try this!
  • Kate Somerville ExfoliKateicon ($85.00) has always gotten rave reviews. I just started trying out my first Kate Somerville product (her Oil-Free Moisturizer), and obviously, I want to try out her much-coveted exfoliating treatment.

Second Row

  • Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Volupte” Lipstickicon ($34.00) pretty much speaks for itself. Do you see that packaging? Something about it just draws my eye to it. Don’t know if I could bring myself to buy it just for the packaging, though.
  • NARS Body Glow Seticon ($98.00) is something I have been tempted by for ages. I’m not usually a bronzer/tanner kind of person, but I seriously want this so bad. I just imagine looking super hot on a night out. Sigh!
  • Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara ($27.00) is a seriously funky looking mascara, right? So of course, that means I’d love to try it out and see just how fabulous it can be.
  • Calvin Klein Runway Radiance Illuminating Cream ($25.00) is supposedly a light-diffusing and long-wearing cream. I loved MAC Strobe Cream and what it did for me, and I’m intrigued by the Golden Glow version of this.

Third Row

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Liquid Airbrush ($45.00) is always a temptation, because Kevyn Aucoin is such an industry legend. I’ve never tried any of his makeup line, but it’s definitely something I’m considering!
  • Nude Skincare Intense Moisture Mask ($60.00) is a brand I first was introduced to on my trip to Barneys in Las Vegas. I’m curious to see whether it outperforms less expensive skincare products. I’m always drawn in by masks, because you can never have enough of those!
  • Ojon Detox Recovery Cleansericon ($24.00) is a cleanser formulated to help deep clean hair, to rid it of hard-water minerals, chlorine, styling products, etc. I’m trying to get more into hair care, and if I do, I’ll definitely need a deeper cleanser from time to time.
  • Fekkai Coiff Defenseicon ($25.00) will help protect against any heated tools I use on my hair, should I ever learn how to use tools well enough to style my hair.
Monday, August 25th, 2008

I’m sure most of us have a problem of overpacking, right? I’m no exception! I took far more makeup to Hawaii than I needed to! In total, I took about 115 products/items with me that were beauty-related (this doesn’t include sunscreen!).

And of all of that, I didn’t use

  • Mystery kohl power
  • UD Yeyo 24/7 Liner
  • Go
  • Red Flame/Orange Flicker
  • Red Romp
  • Fashionably Fuchsia
  • Queen’s Sin
  • Rockocco
  • Wild ‘Bout You

I have to say… that is pretty good, right?

Read on to see what I brought! Continue reading →