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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Black Opal Papaya Gentle Body Exfoliator ($6.95) is a great drugstore body scrub that you can find at a lot of your local retailers. I saw it at Wal-Mart (that’s the closest “drugstore” to me at the moment), actually. It caught my eye because it smells like tropical paradise to me–which I suppose is a mix of papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. All I know is whenever I use this in the shower, I feel like I’m getting ready for a lazy, summery day spent at the beach. (Of course, I’m not really, but it’s a nice way to wake up!) It uses papaya enzymes as a natural exfoliator and brightener, so it’s extremely gentle and can be used a few times a week.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you match your makeup to your clothes? How do you coordinate the two?

Temptalia's Answer.

I am matchy-matchy, and I don’t care if the rules say you shouldn’t! :)
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Question courtesy of Julie! :)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

It’s fun to go back in time and look at how you’ve improved. One thing I really like about looking at looks I did a long time ago is to see what color combinations I used. Sometimes I still find some that I like! :) Case in point, even though my style has evolved from the presentation in this look, I am digging the this shade of green with the blue — and I like the blue on the waterline. Why didn’t I note what liner I used? Boo @ me. This look is from January 2006, just to give y’all a frame of reference. It’s over three years later, so hey — like I always tell people, practice, practice, practice!

Used: Golden Olive pigment, Lucky Green e/s in inner lid, Swimming e/s in middle of lid, Humid e/s on outer lid, Velvet Moss e/s on outer lid, Deep Truth e/s in crease, Juxt e/s from crease to brow, and Say Yeah! e/s on brow.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009


Lulu Flip Flops with Stella Strap

Switchflops, created by Lindsay Phillips, is giving ten lucky Temptalia readers a pair of their very own pair of Switchflops (+ a strap) ($47 value). Switchflops are flip flops that allow you to change up the strap, so you can have lots of different looking flip flops without having to own a whole closet full of flip flops.

I asked Lindsay Phillips, the creator, about her inspiration behind the line:

“Who would have thought that a high school art project could be the start of a fashion footwear business? Switchflops evolved from a pair of ceramic sandals I created for a art design class. There was an amazing response by family and friends to these flip flops adorned by a variety of fun, Florida fare including sunglasses, palm trees and tropical fish. Everyone wanted to buy a pair and was disappointed to discover the shoes were not functional. I began designing flip flops with colorful straps and fanciful buttons. After stumbling on the concept of using Velcro to create an interchangeable strap, and applying for a patent, Switchflops were born! An unlimited choice of looks could be possible by simply changing out straps on a single pair of flip flops. A simple but revolutionary idea. I wish I had paid more attention in my Physics class. Cold fusion seems to have a lot of potential.” — Lindsay Phillips

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post saying you want to win. All entries must be submitted by April 5th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is only open to U.S. residents, sorry international readers!

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Temptalia is giving away: MAC Curiositease 5 Warm Lipglass/Lustreglass set featuring Expensive, Bada Boom, Pink Grapefruit, Beaux, and Ornamental.

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @temptalia on twitter.

Step 2: Tweet “Entered to win MAC Curiositease Lipgloss Set! Just follow @temptalia and retweet to enter. http://xr.com/curiositease”

It’s that simple! Contest will end April 4th, 10am 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.

You can see how many people have entered here. Good luck! :)

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Choose or Lose

What do you with beauty products you don't use any more?

  • Keep them anyway (38%, 298 Votes)
  • Give them to friends/family (32%, 246 Votes)
  • Toss 'em! (Or recycle/B2M) (27%, 207 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (3%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 775

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