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MAC Alice + Olivia Collection: Nail Lacquers

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

Alice + Olivia included three new and limited edition nail lacquers.  I wanted to fall in love with these, but I just wasn’t blown away. Morning.After. was my favorite of the three, because of the way it seems to take on a different tone depending on the lighting, but it’s not as opaque as I’d like. Military reminds me of every other black + silver matte polish out there–I guess I’m just over that shade!

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MAC Alice + Olivia Collection Pigments

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

Pigment fiends–I don’t know if I’d pass on these new shades from Alice + Olivia. They have excellent textures, and both Partylicious and Later are beautiful.  If It Sparkles would be the only one I’d think about skipping, since it’s less unique.

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MAC Alice + Olivia Collection: Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Alice + Olivia Collection

Three new and limited edition dazzleglass cremes launch on July 8th with the Alice + Olivia collection.  My favorite was If It’s Pink, just because it’s the most wearable on its own, but it would lovely over pinks, corals, and nudes.  I.Want.Candy. is fun, but it’ll take some playing around to find the right combos to use it with.  I would also say that it is a lot more colored than Springbean, which is also a chartreuse-y shade.  Sparklicious is another shade that’s better layered than alone (but more wearable on its own than I.Want.Candy.)

Edited @ 4:10PM:  Added lip swatches & review! :)

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Sponsored: Pretty.Smart. At-Home Luxuries

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Now that we’ve finally hit the hot summer months, it’s time to get your skin in show-off shape from head to toe. Pretty.Smart. has tips this month on how to prep from home — without touching your vacation savings. Beauty expert Nina Sutton is dishing the insider information on getting spa-worthy smooth.

You don’t need to dedicate hours to getting soft, smooth, and touchable skin. Who has that kind of time anyway? Instead, lather up in the shower with Caress Whipped Souffle Ultra Silkening Body Wash, which comes in two yummy scents: Blackberry Cream and White Peach Cream. Are you more of a beauty bar kind of girl? Then try Caress Velvet Bliss, which hydrates and silkens while infusing a blackberry and vanilla scent into your skin, keeping you smelling great all day long.

Nina also has a beauty bonus this month about how to get the perfect sunless self-tan. With her easy step-by-step downloadable guide, any worries of orange streaks and blotches – as well as sun scares and tanning salon costs — will be a thing of the past. Even better, if you want that tan to last, check out Nina’s video about body brushing. Then visit Pretty.Smart. for more summer skin advice and beauty tips.


One (1) lucky Temptalia reader will win a set of goodies to have a nice at-home spa experience!  The prize package includes a robe, slippers, microfiber hair towel, Caress beauty bars (2), Caress Whipped Souffle Body Wash (2), Caress Velvet Bliss Body Wash, a lipgloss from Nina, and a copy of The Chic Mom’s Guide by Nina Sutton.

  • How to Enter: Simply head on over to Pretty.Smart. and let me know what your favorite beauty tip was!
  • Rules: All entries must be received by July 16th, 2010. Winner will be chosen randomly amongst those who have entered. One entry per person.

Congratulations to Tera!