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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Essie Matte About You Finisher for Fall 2009

It’s a matte matte world. The no-luster polish look is taking center stage in today’s fashion. Essie, the ultimate nail color authority, gives you that high-impact fashion statement with any of your favorite nail colors. Introducing Matte About You Matte Finisher – the perfect solution to mattifying any color.

Matte About You is the only product you’ll need to achieve the look – this innovative new product leaves a matte finish on any nail color you choose. From light sheer colors to dark crème, Matte About You creates a smooth matte finish and adds new dimension and texture to any essie nail color. The exclusive, advanced formula instantly transforms any polish from high gloss to matte in seconds.

“A matte finish is very fashion-forward,” explains Essie Weingarten, founder and president of Essie Cosmetics. “We developed Matte About You so you can still wear the colors you love – classics and hot-right-now – but with a striking matte finish. A totally unique approach to wearing color.”

Matte About You achieves the matte color look with the same salon-proven, long-lasting durability as our stable of colors and nail treatments. Start with an essie base coat, followed by two coats of your favorite essie nail polish. Finish by applying a thin layer of Matte About You in place of a top coat.

Available: August 2009 at www.essie.com and fine spas, salons and beauty destinations nationwide. Contains no formaldehyde, no toluene and no DBP. Each bottle will retail for $10.00.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Sephora.com has the lovely Stila Charmed Palette for $10. YES, you read right, TEN BUCKS! This is a limited time opportunity.  You can read my review and see swatches here! :) To find it on Sephora, do a search for “stila charmed” and it should pop up!

Here are some codes you can use…

  • DUWOP for a Free DuWop Prime Venom0
  • 3SJ9HQ for Free Shipping over $25
  • JUICE for a Free Juice Beauty 1 oz. Oil Free Moisturizer
  • CRESCENT for a sampler of Benefits new Crescent Row Scents
  • HANDSOME for 14 free scent/skin samples for men
  • URBANLAB for Free Deluxe Primer Potion Lab Sample
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Buzz Lipglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Buzz Lipglass, from the limited edition Naked Honey Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us what you’re currently buzzin’ over.

All entries must be submitted by June 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Update: Winner has been selected, notified, and confirmed!  Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 204 Lash Brush

MAC 204 Lash Brush ($11.00) is made up of synthetic fibers, and it is typically used to apply mascara to lashes. You can also separate lashes by twisting it through lashes to remove clumping. It also makes for an excellent brow groomer to keep brows in place. I personally prefer to use this for separating lashes and brushing stray brow hairs back into place. While still useful for mascara application, I do find disposable mascara wands tend to be much better–particularly if you have lots of mascara to apply to numerous people, since it there is a lot less clean-up with disposable wands.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you like natural/organic products? Is it a preference or concern? Does it matter?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m more concerned with a product’s efficacy than whether it’s being touted as natural/organic.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

MAC Colour Craft Collection

Here are some promotional product photos! :) This collection debuts July 9th. Continue reading →