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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

With the recession still in full swing, some of us have to make our budgets stretch a little bit more. I know I’ve gotten quite a few more comments and e-mails asking for recommendations for lower priced products.

A few of you know drugstores aren’t as close as I’d like, but I did discover a way to give you better insight about those kinds of beauty products. Walmart is just five minutes away, and I think their beauty aisles are even fuller than some of the drugstores I’ve been in. It’s actually quite easy to forget just how long you’ve been perusing the aisles!

Here are five products most of us can skimp on without feeling deprived:

Body Lotion
Some of my favorite body lotions are still reliable, mass retailer brands like Aveeno, Cetaphil, and Nivea. CeraVe is a huge favorite for sensitive and scaly skin (well, so is Aveeno and Cetaphil). Cetaphil is also my go-to brand for when it feels like my skin is breaking out from everything else in my beauty cabinet.

Nail Polish
Even though I love brands like China Glaze, Essie, Orly, Zoya, etc., which are usually found at beauty supply stores and salons, some of the most popular nail polish brands are found at mass retailers. Brands like OPI and Sally Hansen are tops, and you can often score these on good sales (buy one, get one free). I don’t really justify why I buy a Chanel polish–I don’t think any polish could be worth $23 unless it was filled with diamonds, you know? For me, it’s an indulgence and not a necessity.

Find out three more products you can skimp on if you’re on a budget! Continue reading →

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass from the limited edition MAC Double Dazzle 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 April 23rd, 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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Winner has been chosen! Thank you for participating!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you feel using primers (eye, face, lip, lash, etc.) is necessary? Do you have to use any?

Temptalia's Answer.

Definitely gotta go with yes on eyeshadow primers! Total must-have and really does make a difference in your look. I like lash primers, too. Face primers can work well if you’re oily!
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Monday, April 20th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away Graham Webb Advanced Therapy Treatments!

We’re giving away ten (10) Advanced Therapy Treatments by Graham Webb to ten (10) lucky winners. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and tell us why your hair needs help. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when winners have been chosen.

All entries must be submitted by April 27th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to U.S. readers only.

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Monday, April 20th, 2009

From the very bottom of my heart–for the love of all things beauty–THANK YOU for making this happen.

Every vote cast showed so much support for Temptalia, and all of those votes paid off! We were up against some fierce competition, and I was so (insanely happily) surprised to have won.

As soon as I woke up, I checked my Blackberry, and I saw the announcement e-mail, I held my breath while I clicked it open–and I screamed so loud when I read we won! This is one of those moments in life where you know your hard work has paid off and given back to you. I am humbled and honored to have received such a tremendous outpouring of support from all of you. Thank you again for being a part of such a special moment in my life!

Congratulations to all of the other Glam Network Award Winners!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

11 Prom Hairstyles

1. Voluminous, loose curls with side swept bangs. Romantic, sultry, and a little bit sexy. Hair by Aesthetics Salon with make up by Danielle Smith.

See ten more hairstyles for prom! Continue reading →