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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Unconditional Love Eau de Toilette Spray (1.7 oz. for $40) is the latest fragrance release from Philosophy, which you may know because I absolutely adore their lip shines and shower gels. Unconditional Love is a mix of blackberries and vanilla–it’s a sweet, slightly food-y scent. I expected it to be cloying, too sweet to bear, but it’s a light scent with just enough sweetness to make it a comforting scent. I’d say it’s almost a heavier version of Philosophy’s Falling In Love, and it does remind me a bit of Stella, too.

Note that it is an Eau de Toilette, which means it is a lighter/less concentrated perfume, so the wear time isn’t not as good as an eau de parfum. This is a scent best layered with the coordinating shower gel or firming body emulsion (review coming!), if you really want to make it a more noticeable scent. It’s a fun scent for summery, beach-going days–when you want something low key, easy to wear, and sweet.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Kiehl’s sale!

Get some of your favorite Kiehl’s products at bargain prices. (Some products look like they’re nearly 50% off!)

(The link above *is* an invite-link, as HauteLook is invite-only, so if you aren’t a member, ta-da! They’ve apparently removed $10 credit to new members. Sorry all!)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

CHANEL N˚ 5 DAY IN NYC — May 5th, 2009

Audrey Tautou is the newest spokesperson for the iconic fragrance, designed to capture Coco Chanel’s philosophy. Chanel describes the fragrance as, “a rich modern floral blend of Grasse Jasmine, May Rose, Neroli, Bourbon Vanilla and Ylang-Ylang with gentle precious woods.” It debuted in 1921, and it is still a staple for many women.

Today, Chanel unveils a short film titled Train de Nuit starring Audrey Tautou, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. You can view the film at www.chaneln5.com. Additionally, May 2nd through May 10th, the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship store will be changing up their exterior and interior of the store to celebrate Chanel.

Have you tried Chanel No. 5? Does it hold any memories for you?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Way to Love Lipstick!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Way to Love Lipstick 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 9th, 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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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

4 Must-Have MAC Orange Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Morange lipstick is a ridiculously creamy, opaque bright orange shade. This is not for the faint of heart! This is a lipstick one must wear with the utmost confidence.

Meltdown lipstick is a shimmery orange with just a little bit of coral in it. It’s surprisingly wearable, particularly for those with warm, deep skin tones.

So Chaud lipstick is a orangey-reddish shade. It’s not quite a red, but it’s not necessarily bright orange either. Very pigmented, very hot (harhar!).

Charismatic lipstick is a sheer, brownish orange shade with subtle gold shimmer laced through it.

What are your favorite orange lipsticks?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your “special occasion” look consist of? What products? Do you always change it?

Temptalia's Answer.

I tend to go for a fairly neutral look, actually! I spend a lot of time on “perfecting” the skin :)
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