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Monday, May 4th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer from the limited edition MAC A Rose Romance Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

All entries must be submitted by May 7th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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Congratulations to our Winner! They have been notified via e-mail, and we have already received their confirmation.  Thanks so much to all that entered!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Can you have too much makeup? Or is it never enough?

Temptalia's Answer.

It really just depends on what you’re going for. Practically, of course! But if you’re collecting or it’s a hobby… not so much.
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Bronze Mania Collection for Summer 2009

Sienna Minerals Palette ($65.00)

Giorgio Armani captures the vivid earth shades of the sienna landscape in an explosion of vibrant mineral colors. Melted together into a fine Microfil™ texture, this palette is a unique tapestry of sun-splashed colors. Like a picture taken from the sky, the sun-infused palette earth tones present an all-over blush to bronze and sculpt the face for a golden bronze/deep reddish-brown glow.

Mediterranean Palette ($85.00)

Limited Edition eye palette, features cool colors of the Mediterranean sea: shimmering turquoise, and deep aquamarine, as well as warm shades of iridescent golden sand and copper mahogany. Also features our most popular bronzer shade.

Body Tints Bronzer ($75.00)

Giorgio Armani’s unique weightless pigment free formula blends onto skin. The universal natural bronze shade leaves your skin with a subtle sun-kissed effect. The water-soluble formula features a pleasant gel texture.

Bronze Sparkling Top Coat Mascara ($26.00)

Leaves your lashes with a subtle and luminous glow. A touch of sparkling bronze top coat adds golden hues to the tips of your lashes. Features a professional comb applicator that achieves perfect lash separation and definition.

Smooth Silk Eye Pencil ($26.00)

  • Shade 14 Deep navy
  • Shade 15 Muted aqua

Lip Wax ($26.00)

  • Shade 8 Sandy brown

Lip Shimmer ($26.00)

  • Shade 56 Bronzy orange
  • Shade 57 See through beige
  • Shade 58 Reddish brown

Availability: Now at Nordstrom.com

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Go ahead! Ask your questions–now’s the time to get product recommendations, comparisons, or just find out what my favorite moisturizer is. You can ask whatever your heart desires, and I’ll do my best to answer!

I’ll be keeping an eye out on this post so I can answer questions quickly– as in, today! :) Feel free to chime in with your answer to someone else’s question, too! The more the merrier!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

LUSH Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask ($7.95) has all of the ingredients and benefits that I’d want in a face mask. There’s just one major problem — the scent! Oh, my goodness, it is a mix of garlic and tea tree oil, which are both incredibly powerful scents. The garlic is what really gets me, I think, because I’ve used tea tree oil before and don’t mind the smell. This is a mask I only want to use when my allergies are acting up, because I can’t really smell! (I’m actually using it while I write the review!)

So if you can a) handle the scent or b) can’t smell very well, you might still want to consider this mask, because it does feel amazing. Cosmetic Warrior is designed for acne-prone skin. It has garlic that acts as an antiseptic agent, tea tree as an astringent, and eggs and honey” This mask is kind of like a deep-cleansing mask that’s designed to help lift oil out of the skin. Deep cleansing kaolin and fresh grapes help get that freshly clean feeling down pat.

I will say that the scent fades a bit as the mask dries, and after using it a few times, my nose seems to have gotten used to the scent so it’s not as jarring as it was the first time I used it. I definitely suggest giving a pot a shot, and if you can use it a few times, you might find it’s well worth the five or ten minutes you breathe your mouth ;)

Just a reminder, LUSH Fresh Face Masks are only available in-store and cannot be shipped (at least not in the U.S.) due to the freshness-factor. These last about three weeks and must be in your refrigerator during that time. I like to have two masks on hand at any given time, just because I like to switch it up. I usually alternate between a mask like Cosmetic Warrior and then another mask just because (like BB Seaweed).