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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009


Magnetique**, Virgin Kiss, Steal My Heart

Here’s a little (okay, pretty big!) sneak peek at MAC’s Rose Romance! :) Enjoy! Swatches of these items will be posted a bit later.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner ($24.00 each) are new and available only at Sephora. The shampoo helps remove product and dirt build-up while adding volume to your tresses. The set is also meant to work in conjunction with Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo for those who are busy bees and can’t always find time to wash their hair (or just need an extra day or two between washes!). Both the shampoo and conditioner are scented with a lemony-citrus fragrance.

The conditioner helps to hydrate and detangle hair while also adding volume. It uses AquaFlex technology, which is a polymer that “coats the hair, delivering body, water-resistance, a non-sticky finish, and remarkable manageability for a magnificent mane—rain or shine.” Both products are formulated without GMO, parabens, petro-chemcials, phthalates, sulfates, or synthetic dyes. It also does not contain PPG, MEA, DEA, TEA, or formaldehyde donors. These products have also not been tested on animals.

My hair is pretty thick, so products that say “volume” tend not to work for me. I allow them to admit defeat with dignity, though, knowing that they had a very uphill battle when attempting to add volume to my hair. I did feel like my hair felt lighter, and it dried a little faster than usual when I let it air-dry. In terms of volume, I wouldn’t say my mane reached its full volumizing potential, but it did get a little boost that was nice for those days when I’m too lazy to style my hair (aka most of the time).

I’m actually a big fan of citrus-based scents, so the lemony fragrance didn’t bother me, though I’ve heard others mention it’s a bit too strong. I can’t tell you the same, as I liked it and was happy to have my shower smell like fresh squeezed lemons. The shampoo is more heavily scented than the conditioner based on my experience thus far, though.

Despite being sulfate-free, the Pronto Wet Shampoo does a great job of lathering up so I feel like I can get a good cleaning going on. I just find that without the lather, I’m not really sure where the product is getting, so I’m always worried I’m missing spots. I also think my hair eats shampoo/conditioner, so without the lather, it’s tough to get the product all over without using a ton.

My hair felt softer, healthier, and it had a really nice shine to it overall. I have to qualify my review a bit and let you know that my hair isn’t particularly fussy. It’s quite healthy on its own–as a result of rarely coloring or styling it–and no real texture or unruly problems like frizzy curls either. For those looking for more natural shampoo/conditioners, this is a good bet. The price isn’t too steep, because the bottles will last you several months (they’ll probably last me at least six months. And hey, if you like lemon, I think you might really like these!

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Reader Elizabeth shares her the look she wore to prom with us today. She used…

Face

  • Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation in 36
  • Clinique Stay Matte Pressed Powder to set
  • MAC select moisturecover concealer in NW35
  • Laura Geller’s Liquid Candlelight
  • Cargo Gotham on top of Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain.
  • Victoria’s Secret Mosaic Luminous Bronzer applied lightly as contour.
  • MAC Belightful Iridescent Powder.

Lips

  • Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Gloss in The Big Apple

Eyes

  • Lancome Color Design Eyeshadow in Fabric
  • MAC Juxt eyeshadow all over lid
  • Mary Kay Eyeshadow in Rainforest on outer lid
  • Urban Decay Oil Slick.
  • Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Transforming Potion
  • MAC Electric Eel eyeshadow
  • Sephora All Over Color in no0821 (pearly blue)
  • Victoria’s Secret Gel Liner Duo in Black Satin/Extra Olive (the black side)
  • Lancome Courbe Virtuose Mascara in Black.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Temptalia is giving away: MAC Hello Kitty Tippy Blush from the Hello Kitty Collection. ($18 value)

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @temptalia on twitter.

Step 2: Tweet “Entered to win MAC Hello Kitty Tippy Blush! Just follow @temptalia and retweet to enter. http://xr.com/hktippy”

It’s that simple! Contest will end April 15th, 1PM PST. Must follow and have a twitter account to win; open to all users where legal. Winner will be notified via a direct message on Twitter and a global Temptalia tweet.

Good luck! :)

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Funtabulous Dazzleglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Funtabulous 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 16th, 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, April 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How many eyeshadows do you have currently? Share your suggestions!

Temptalia's Answer.

I think I am up to nine MAC eyeshadow palettes, which would bring me to 135 eyeshadows from those alone! I’d say I’d have to have at least 150-160 MAC eyeshadows (not including other eye products like pigments), perhaps 200 or more eyeshadows across all brands.
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Question courtesy of Julie!