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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Dior Skin Shimmer in Pop Diamondicon ($43.00), along with Electric Lights Quinticon ($56.00) are now available online at Nordstrom’s. You might be able to find a few other pieces from Dior’s Cristal Collection if you hunt around, too. Happy shopping! :)

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora Beauty Insiders — you can save 15% off Sephora this week, both online AND in-store. For online users, just use code BD2T9CB5 at checkout. To shop in-store and save, print out this coupon. Hey, saving a buck on beauty is tough, and rarely do you get to do so in-store!

If you aren’t a Beauty Insider, just head on over to Sephora.com and join. It’s free; it’s kind of like a rewards membership — you rack up points for special samples, you get access to exclusive Beauty Insider products (earlier than the general public), etc.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Chanel Lumiere Celestes Collection for Summer 2009

Glossimers ($27.00)

  • Nebula Rosewood
  • Meteore Deep coral
  • Mica White
  • Mirage Brown
  • Venus Fuchsia
  • Silex Coral
  • Cosmos Bronze
  • Jupiter Red

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($23.00)

  • Mica Rose Rose
  • Cosmic Violine Brown copper

Available: May 2009.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

9 Must-Have Purple MAC Eyeshadows

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.

Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow is one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows–from any brand, any color family–because it is absolutely stunning. It’s a vibrant fuchsia-purple color with soft shimmer. The sheen of it is both fuchsia and purple, which makes it very much like a duochrome. Seriously, if you do not have this in your collection, move it to the TOP of your list. I don’t care what new collection is coming out next, THIS outranks it!

Plum Dressing eyeshadow is a pretty mauvey-purple color. It has a little bit of red tones to it, which makes it not just a cool-toned purple. If you find cool-tones hard to work with on your skin tone, consider mauve/red-based purples instead. Let me make a note and say that Plum Dressing and Hepcat are very similar, and you probably only need one. I prefer Plum Dressing’s texture, but I love Hepcat’s name ;)

Hepcat eyeshadow is similar to Plum Dressing (read above!), though I’d say it runs a little redder. It’s a very pretty shade of mauve-purple with warm red tones in it. It looks awesome with Stars ‘n Rockets!

Parfait Amour eyeshadow is a medium-bright blue-purple, almost a violet shade. It’s fairly cool in tone, but it’s not overly cool. I love to wear this with golds, pinks, and silvers. It’s a well-pigmented shadow with a frost finish.

See five more must-have purple eyeshadows, plus get pairing ideas and some limited edition recommendations! Continue reading →

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you do with empty, but beautiful packaging, compacts, fragrances, etc.? Keep them? Re-use?

Temptalia's Answer.

If I can find a way to use it for something else, then I’ll keep it. I tend not to finish things, so I usually don’t have to come up with creative ways to reuse!
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

10 Bridal Hairstyles for Brides To Be

Royston Blythe styled this model’s hair into a modern up-do by crimpnig hair, lighting backcombing it, and adding extensions by Racoon International. Try this voluminous up-do that’s both feminine and romantic. Allow a few tendrils to escape the ‘do to frame your face. If you have bangs, you can add a volumizing product and lightly blow dry them to give them some height. Using a glittering hair pin helps to accent the entire hairstyle.

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