Win It!: Temptation is Beautiful Sweepstakes

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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of KAO Brands. All opinions are 100% mine.

Enter to win a weekend in Las Vegas in Kao Brands’ (which include Biore, Curel, Jergens, to name a few) Temptation is Beautiful sweepstakes! Every day, one beauty basket prize will be awarded filled with Kao Brands’ products (with a retail value of $75). The grand prize is a 3 day/2 night trip to Las Vegas for you and three of your friends (includes transportation and hotel), plus $1,500 in spending cash.

  • Grand Prize: A fabulous Las Vegas trip, including transportation and accommodations, for you and three friends, plus $1,500 spending money so you can live it up and make it the most memorable 3 days and 2 nights of your lives!
  • Daily Prize: Pamper yourself with an indulgent Gift Basket containing Curél®, Jergen’s®, Bioré®, Ban®, and John Frieda® products. We’re giving away a basket a day for 60 days; so don’t forget to enter everyday for your chance to win!

To be eligible for this sweepstakes, please make sure you’re a U.S. resident and 21 years of age or older.  You can read the official rules here.

To enter, simply head on over to the contest. You can enter once per day for the beauty basket, plus those entries will also count towards the grand prize.  You can also receive a bonus entry by taking the Temptation is Beautiful’s Temptation Quiz. For two additional entries, you can share your quiz results on Twitter or Facebook!

For fun, I took the Temptation quiz, and my “Temptress Teperature” is JUST RIGHT (kind of makes me giggle!) — what’s yours?

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Bright Makeup: So Blue, So, So, Blue!

Bright Makeup: So Blue, So, So, Blue!

I thought about doing a mix of blue and some other color (was leaning towards purple), but then I thought, “It’s been awhile since I’ve done *all* blue, hasn’t it?” and then this was created. The blues I used almost look like they’re glowing in the close-up photos, which is kind of cool! :)

Don’t be afraid of color — try it at home! If you don’t love it, you can always wash it off. Also a must? Make funny faces in the mirror if you’re not comfortable with wearing those bright colors. It should be fun, so have fun! :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply Clear Sky Blue pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Sky Blue eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Winkle eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Electric Eel eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. With the 219, apply Atlantic Blue eyeshadow into the crease, and then use the 226 to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Deviant eyeliner on the outer lower lash line with Silver eyeliner on the inner lash line, then Atlantic Blue eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. On the upper lash line, apply Blue Herizon liquidlast liner and smudge with Atlantic Blue eyeshadow and the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Exceptionnel mascara.

For cheeks, apply Prim & Proper blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Peachstock lipstick first, and then layer Frankly Fresh lipglass for a complementing lip.

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Dolce & Gabbana: The Midnight Bloom Collection for Summer 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Midnight Bloom Collection

Dolce & Gabbana: The Midnight Bloom Collection for Summer 2010

Presenting the incomparable collection of colour cosmetics developed by the sartorial talents of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Each season, luminous colour direct from the runway is transformed with a discerning eye to produce a transcendent palette. The brilliant design duo create a dynamic portrait of the present and path to the future drawn from hints of the past. The Make Up defies the conventional and celebrates the power of today’s femininity… the look is bold and unexpected, yet softly sensual and seductive.

Introducing the Midnight Bloom Collection for Summer 2010: profound glamour, languid sophistication and cunning romance. A celebration of Dolce & Gabbana’s singular sensibility inspired as always by their cherished Sicily: its glorious past and the dramatic duality of its intriguing present. With Midnight Bloom, Dolce & Gabbana honor their vibrant heritage with signature brilliance and sultry sensuality. The collection is expressly created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman who flaunts her femininity; who trusts in serendipity; who relishes a luxury that’s effortless; who emboldens reality with a touch of fantasy… and celebrates who she is, inside and out.

Eyeshadow Quad ($59.00)

  • Fabulous (155) (New) includes a spring green, pink lilac, bluish-gray, eggplant

Eyeshadow Duo ($36.00)

  • Laguna (150) (New) includes an aqua-green, deep green

Crayon Intense (Eyeliner) ($29.00)

  • Blue (8) (New) Rich blue

Shine Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Delicate (53) (New) Pink-nude
  • Emotion (56) (New) Pink

Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Nude (50)

Lipgloss ($29.00)

  • Delicious (73) (New) Candy pink

Precision Lipliner ($29.00)

  • Nude (1)

Luminous Cheek Colour

  • Tan (22) (New) is a satin brown

Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)

  • Shocking (122) (New) Fuchsia
  • Nude (210) Nude

Availability: May 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com.

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Dolce & Gabbana: The Brush Collection for Summer 2010

Dolce & Gabbana The Brush Collection Collection

Dolce & Gabbana: The Brush Collection for Summer 2010

Dolce & Gabbana presents The Brush Collection: the accessory line up created by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to enrich The Make Up line.  The Make Up captures a sense of mystery and a touch of magic to create a look that’s sophisticated, sensual and always exquisite.

Dolce & Gabbana translates two decades of a straight-from-the-runway beauty, into a palette of colours and textures that’s discreetly dramatic and divinely distinctive. The colour range, both vivid and nuanced, reflects the Designers’ singular spirit of romance, revolution and risk. A signature sensibility joins a dynamic aesthetic to create a collection of new modern classics that enhance and entrance.

The Brush Collection, the inaugural accessory collection from The Make Up, is conceived for the woman who is passionate about perfection, performance, and play. An exceptional line of professional quality tools to assure a flawless precision, effortless application, and implement a polished finish for endless glamour.

The Brush Collection

A selection of five professional quality brushes define, highlight and refine… with a luxuriant touch that caresses the skin. Soft sculpted and succinct, the brushes are designed with well-considered detail and engineered ergonomically for optimal application. Each brush is an object of seamless eloquence in rich matte black and shimmering gold, crafted from the highest quality materials using only the finest natural hair; Goat AAA for the face and for the eyes and Sable for the lips. The Dolce & Gabbana emblem is delicately engraved in elegant gold lettering along the stem of each brush.

The Powder Brush ($55.00)

An all-purpose brush that glides soft and sensual against the skin for meticulous coverage. It provides a smooth even finish with a full dome shape assembled of sumptuous natural bristles, designed for applying pressed powder, loose powder and bronzing powder.

The Blush Brush ($48.00)

Boasts a gentle touch that feels magical. This brush is specially designed to impart the perfect amount of colour for even application. The semi-full dome shape of the feathery-soft bristles is tapered to highlight, shade and define features with accuracy.

The Eyeshading Brush ($30.00)

A slim stem with natural bristles gathered at the base, tapering slightly at the tip. Perfect for sweeping a single shade from brow to lid or for blending two or more shades with ease.

The Blending Brush ($32.00)

A delicate eye brush for blending shadows with precision. The soft, natural bristles are springy and full to contour the lids, layer intense colour or to define and refine explicitly.

The Retractable Lip Brush ($29.00)

A revolutionary tool for superior lip colour application. The tapered edge creates a pliable tip for unerring control to form the perfect pout. A retractable mechanism with a lid allows for portability and versatility… slip in a purse or pocket.

Availability: Now!

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