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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Halloween Makeup: Leopard

Ariana went wild about the town as a leopard for Halloween this year! The detailing and execution of the spots is awesome. She said she used Petrilude’s tutorial to help her achieve her look!

She used…

  • Makeup Designory Light Concealer
  • Makeup Designory Dark Cream Foundation
  • MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow
  • MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
  • MAC Feline Kohl Power
  • MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Designory Black “Cake” Liner
  • MAC Feline Kohl Power
  • Fake Lashes
  • Black Lipstick
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Beauty.com is giving you 20% off most things they offer from today!

November 4th, 2009 to November 6th, 2009 (’til 11:59PM PST). You have to click

this link to access the sale, since there’s no code. (The Beauty.com links are *not* affiliate links as it is an e-mail only offer.)

*Discount valid on Beauty.com items only, excluding Jane Iredale products, gift cards, and certificates. Valid Wednesday 11/4/2009 from 12:01am through Friday 11/6/2009 11:59pm Pacific Time. Only valid at time of order and cannot be applied to past orders. Value cannot be redeemed for cash. May not combine with other offers. Please see site for full details.

While this is not a fashion blog, I know that a ton of us shop at and love Nordstrom dearly, and today marks the beginning of their famous half-yearly sale.

NORDSTROM.com Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Halloween Makeup: Fairy

Lyn had fun this Halloween by dressing up as a fairy! I love the defined/cut crease and I love how you could turn this into a more wearable look for non-Halloween days.

Eyes

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot
  • NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil
  • Coastal Scents 88 Palette
  • MAC Post Haste Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Lancome The New Metallic Black
  • MAC Dazzlelight Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sweetness Blush
  • MAC Crystallize Pink Glitter
  • MAC Fuchsia Liquid Last Liner
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara
  • Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Pencil
  • Revlon False Eyelashes
  • MAC Spiked Eyebrow Pencil

Face

  • Smashbox HD Foundation (L2)
  • MAC Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder
  • NYX Pinky Blush

Lips

  • Pout Lipliner
  • MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
  • MAC Pink Poodle Lipglass

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in beauty/makeup packaging? What’s important to you?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like classy/elegant packaging overall that’s still functional.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

If you were using MAC Blue Sorcery 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!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Zoya Astra Nail Polish ($7.00) is one of three shades of Ultra Glitter. Astra has a warm-toned pink jelly base with deeper red small, square glitter mixed in. It’s very sparkly and fun, but I kind of wish it had a more opaque base. I never thought I’d be such a fan of glitter polishes, but they’re such a nice way to add punch to your wardrobe without feeling like it’s ever too much. Zoya’s formula is always tops, and I always get great wear whenever I use their polish and Color Lock System (which is my go-to base/top/drying coat system).

Zoya also includes something I think is really handy on their website:

Tone: Warm
Finish: Glitter
Color Family: Pinks
Intensity: 3 (1= Very Sheer to 5= Very Opaque)
Original Collection: Ultra Glitter

I just think it’s informative, and it just shows that this isn’t designed to be ultra opaque but somewhere in-between sheer and opaque. I like that they let you know whether the shade runs cool or warm, because sometimes if you can’t buy in person, every extra detail they give you helps you make a better decision about whether to buy or not.

I didn’t find it too difficult to remove either, which is often a problem with glitter polishes. It’s not as quick and easy as a typical polish, but it really didn’t bother me or make me groan either. I always soak a cotton pad in remover, gently press against the nail, then I do the same for the others, and finally go back and start removing.

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re a fan of glitter polishes, Zoya’s Astra is a fun shade of pinky-red for the holidays.

Availability: Zoya