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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Win Glowology The Balm!

The Balm ($24.00) is a thick, creamy moisturizer designed to keep your hands and feet at their best. It contains organic shea butter, sunflower oil, as well as a blend of extracts like lemon and sugar cane. It’s sweetly scented, and it feels luxurious on dry, cracked skin.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

There’s just something about summer beauty offerings that always gets my engine revving. I seriously look at spring collections and say, “JUST TAKE ME TO SUMMER NOW!” Not to say spring launches aren’t gorgeous, but ahh, ahh, summer is always on a different plane for me. What can I say? All of my favorite collections tend to come from summer! I better start budgeting, because it looks like I’m already at $300 just for preliminary wants–not including sure-to-rob-me-blind MAC launches, of course. ;)

What are YOU tempted by?

I am totally drooling over Chanel’s Cote d’Azur Summer Collection– specifically the Soleil Tan de Chanel ($65.00), In Love Powder Blush ($42.00), and the Lumieres Facettes Plein Soleil ($56.00). I must, must-have Guerlain’s Perles des Mers Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00), and I’m thinking I better get the new khol, too… And I can’t forget about their Terracotta Collection.

Dior Cristal Collection will surely tempt me, though I haven’t seen enough photos of the quints to determine whether those will grab me or not. But I know I must have the new Skin Shimmer in Pop Diamond ($43.00). I already grabbed Coral Riviera, but I need Rose Brazilia ($42.00) STAT.

Not to mention all of the upcoming MAC Collections that are bound to have at least (more like many!) a few products to catch my eye. Sigh!

See some more images from Chanel’s summer collection for kicks… Continue reading →

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection is a mix of summery color goodness from a gorgeous blush to a “Sand and Sea” eyeshadow palette. The collection features a Matte and Shimmer Bronzer ($30.00 each), a Duo Bronzer ($31.00), Pure Color Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy and Pop Pink ($18.50 each), Luminous Liquid Bronzer ($28.50), SunBlush Illuminator ($32.00), Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00), Duo Tone Eye Pencil ($18.50), Pure Color Lipstick in Golden Goddess ($18.50), High Gloss in Golden Goddess, Coral Goddess, and Rose Goddess ($17.00 each), and finally Pure Color Nail Lacqueri n Golden Goddess ($18.00).

The SunBlush Illuminator ($32.00) is a “blush and illuminator in one.” The center is a pinky-coral shade–perfect for summer–and the outer ring is more of a peachy shade with more shimmer than the center color. You can easily use just the center color if you so wish, but using just the outside color will be more difficult. To be honest, I prefer them swirled and used as one. Together they make a very pretty pink-coral color with golden sheen. I definitely will be reaching for this during the summer!

The Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette ($38.00) is a good mix of cool and warm shades of color. I really love the theme of “Sand & Sea,” and I feel they hit it dead on. You get a medium bright blue paired with a lighter, more sky blue shade for your “sea.” You have a rich, warm deep brown with red toned shade as your darkest color in the palette. There is a pop of true gold and a medium brown with gold-peach sheen for “sand.” The lightest shade is a fairly nude highlighter, but it also gives off a blue-gray sheen. I give kudos to Estee Lauder for putting out such a fun mix of colors for their summer collection! Color texture was smooth and soft, and the color pigmentation was exactly what I wanted–there!

I can also appreciate the packaging on both the Illuminator and Eyeshadow Palette, because they’re in a warm, bronzy-brown color with gold detailing, but it doesn’t feel like traditional Estee Lauder packaging–it feels younger. Yay!

Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Collection is available now at Nordstrom.com.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009


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Love MAC? Here are some desktop wallpapers and icons for your personal use :) Please don’t re-distribute, just link back to this post!

See ones from Colour Ready, Grand Duos, Rose Romance, and Sugarsweet… Continue reading →

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Le Metier de Beaute Opulent Seaside Garden Collection for Spring 2009

Kaleidoscope Eye Kits ($95.00)

  • Chinoiserie Azure – a gorgeous collection of soft blue hues
  • Mediterranean Seas – an amazing blend of green-gold shades, accented with champagne peaches
  • Emerald Isle – a collection of this season’s most desirable and wearable greens
  • Violaceous Splendor – a regal selection of the most divine violets

Kaleidoscope Lip Kits ($95.00)

  • Queensland Coral – a beautiful selection of coral shades
  • Dunes at Dusk – a blend of sultry champagne neutrals
  • Bougainvillea Bloom – a bold collection of pink-infused magentas
  • Golden Transcendence – a striking selection of spring hues that blend together to create never-before-seen colours that surprise and delight

Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)

  • Bleu
  • Aqua
  • Noir

Nail Lacquer ($15.00)

  • Claire (Clear) ($18.00)
  • Gardenia
  • Magnolia
  • Pink Peony
  • Amaryllis
  • Phlox
  • Violaceous Splendor
  • Black Orchid
  • Lenton Rose
  • Inflorescence
  • Fleur de Champagne
  • Terra Nostra

Available: March 2009 at select Neiman Marcus stores, neimanmarcus.com, Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com and The John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman. April 2009 for Nail Lacquers.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you love yourself some bronzer? Only on certain occasions? What’s your favorite?

Temptalia's Answer.

I tend to get so caught up with blush and highlighters that I forget about bronzers! I love lots of things that give me bronzy glow, though! I think it’s an easy way to add va-voom :)
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