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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! :)

If you’re new to Twitter, here’s a quick how-toContinue reading →

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!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

If you were using MAC Bitter Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

8 Ways to Wear MAC Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow

Smoked out with black. Try wearing Sumptuous Olive all over the lid, perhaps even on top of a deep green/black base for extra drama. Darken the crease with a matte black eyeshadow like Carbon to really make it sultry and dark. Line with a bright gold kohl or ultra black gel liner as desired. Highlight browbone with your favorite neutral shade like Nylon or Vanilla.

With golds. Sumptuous Olive has great flecks of gold tones to its color, which makes it a perfect color to pair with other bright, warm-toned golds like Goldmine eyeshadow. Try Goldmine all over the lid with Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow in the crease, or add Humid eyeshadow to brighten up the greens. Finish look by adding a pop of gold color to the inner tearduct and/or lower lash line. Highlight browbone with your favorite neutral shade like Nylon or Vanilla.

Try warm warm browns. Wear an antique brown like Woodwinked eyeshadow or Patina eyeshadow on the lid with Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow in the crease to add depth. Bring a little Woodwinked to the outer third of the lower lash line to tie look together. Highlight browbone with your favorite neutral shade like Nylon or Vanilla.

Smudgy liner. Try wearing Goldmine eyeshadow all over the lid with Antiqued eyeshadow in the crease. Something simple, but warm with golds and browns. Line your lower lash line (whether it’s the entire area or just half or a third–whatever your preference is!) with Sumptuous Olive. You could even mix in a bit of Goldmine eyeshadow to brighten the color. Highlight browbone with your favorite neutral shade like Nylon or Vanilla.

Check out four more eyeshadow combinations! Continue reading →

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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