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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

If you don’t like a beauty product you bought, what do you do with it? Return it? Give it to a friend? Burn it?

Temptalia's Answer.

I usually pass it onto a friend, unless it was extremely disappointing, then I’ll return it.

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Monday, October 12th, 2009

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about…

FOOT CREAM!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Korres Lip Scrub ($19.00) is a solid lip scrub in the shape of a lipstick. It uses rice powder to exfoliate while jojoba oil and beeswax are there to hydrate your lips.

The product has me at odds. I’m not sure if it’s best to remove it, let it sink in for a few minutes, then remove, or not to remove it at all. The rice powder makes for a very, very subtle exfoliator, and it feels more like a polisher than a scrub. I really didn’t feel like it did much in the way of exfoliation, though it did make my lips feel more hydrated–if I didn’t wipe it off, but the grainy bits of rice… you have to wipe it off at some point. Otherwise, it just feels like you have sand on your lips.

The lemon scent is very subtle, too, and I think I smell more of the jojoba oil/beeswax combination than the lemon. This stuff also doesn’t taste good, so those who have the urge to lick their lips while this is on… resist!

While convenient for travel, I don’t personally find it necessary to travel with. A toothbrush or a wash cloth will do in a pinch, and at $19, I’d rather buy another lipstick than a lip scrub that does just a so-so job. Not to mention, I think it’s easy to use up this product, so you won’t get as much usage out of it as you’d like before needing another tube.

  • Product: 22/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Availability: Sephora.com

Monday, October 12th, 2009


Dynamic Duo

Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duos ($7.99) are a great, budget-friendly way to satisfy your eyeshadow fix. Today, I thought we’d take a look at two duos:

Dynamic Duo is a mix of pale, seafoam green and a dirty brown with silver-gray frost.  Dynamic Duo works really well with the cooler weather these days, as it’s just dark enough to work with autumn tones, but it’s not so vampy that it’s too dark, either. Dynamic Duo is a very wearable duo, and I didn’t find either shade to be chalky or hard to use. Both shades were pigmented and had a frost finish.

Double Whammy is a vibrant, medium blue with a soft sheen and a bright pop of springy green with yellow undertones.  Double Whammy is one of my favorite Sonia Kashuk duos, because it is extremely pigmented, but it is also vibrant. Sometimes it can be difficult to find this kind of brightness in the drugstore, but Sonia Kashuk gives us a good answer for bright blues and greens. The blue reminds me of MAC’s Freshwater, while the green is kind of a mix of MAC’s Swimming and Juxt.

  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Availability: Target

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Monday, October 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you like to shop with friends/family for beauty or by yourself? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

By myself! All my friends/family are really not into beauty, so I feel like I’m wasting up their time. I prefer to go alone so I can take my time!

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you like cream blushes?

  • Nah, never use it. (38%, 578 Votes)
  • Sort of, but they're not my favorite. (37%, 572 Votes)
  • Yes, love 'em! (24%, 364 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,534

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