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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Laura Mercier sale!

The sale is going on now at HauteLook! :)  I was hoping for tinted moisturizer, but no dice.  I’m eying one of the concealer duos, though — anyone else have experience with these?  Share your hauls in the comments per usual!

Edit:  I ended up getting a concealer duo and the black cake liner!  I’m also pleased to report HauteLook reduced shipping charges — it was only $5 for those two.

(The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :) )

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Urban Decay Coupon Code:  Save 30%

August 10th through 20th, save 30% on all of your favorite Urban Decay products.  Just use coupon code FNFF1 at checkout at urbandecay.com.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How many eyeshadows do you use per look? (On average!)

Temptalia's Answer.

On overage, probably between 4-6, but easily more. It’s just so easy to take a little from one shadow, a little from another…

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Choose or Lose

When do you shower?

  • Evening (49%, 810 Votes)
  • Morning (40%, 669 Votes)
  • Afternoon (7%, 118 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (4%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,663

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

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Soft & Smooth: Philosophy Hope is Not Enough Replenishing Body Lotion

Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Replenishing Body Lotion ($35.00 for 8 oz.) is a lightly scented hydrating body moisturizer.  I find it hard to describe the scent beyond light, softly sweet, and that it disappears within an hour.  The lotion itself is light to medium in texture–definitely not a heavy cream–and applies evenly.  It sinks in within five minutes, and there’s no sticky residue left behind, which is a huge plus for me.  The lotion kept my legs and arms moisturized and smooth all day long, and it really helped my scaly legs look more like glam gams in just two days of repeated use (just ’cause my legs can be really dry).

Overall, I really loved the way this product worked–it delivered on all it was advertised to do–but I find it short on value.  Philosophy products tend to give customers good value for their dollar, but this one doesn’t.  I just feel like I’m running through this product faster than the average body lotion.  For the price tag, I’d expect it to last me more than a few weeks.

  • Product: 9/10
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: This product is amazing for anyone who needs to sooth and hydrate dry skin–legs, arms, what-have-you–but it doesn’t come cheap.

Availability: Philosophy.com, Sephora.com

Have you checked out Philosophy’s body lotion? What was your take?

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Solessence Radio Interview

A few weeks ago, the lovely Hillary of Solessence Radio asked to interview Temptalia, and as we were extremely flattered to be asked, we enthusiastically said yes! Hillary just posted the transcript of the interview (and you can always listen to the archived show, too), if you’re interested.

Kickin’ beauty shots! Insider launch info! Makeup database spanning from 1996! What’s not to like for the nearly 200k readers that stop by every month?

By day she’s a law student, and one of the top makeup bloggers around. At a height of 200k unique visitors a month, Christine Mielke has crafted her blog Temptalia.com into one of the hottest makeup resources. Her signature closeups of eye and lip applications, along with reviews of different brands, are top notch instructionals for readers. Combine that with her willingness to engage her audience, and you often find a lively comment trail for her posts.

You can view the transcript of the interview here.