Win 3 MAC Lipglasses from MAC to the Beach!

Win MAC Lipglasses from MAC To the Beach!

One (1) lucky winners will each receive a trio of MAC Lipglasses in Easy Lounger, Flurry of Fun, and Splashing from MAC’s upcoming To the Beach Collection! (Retail value $26.00 per set!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by May 27th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which of the three you’re most excited to wear!

2.) Follow me on Twitter & re-tweet the following: “RT @temptalia Follow @temptalia & RT to win 3 MAC Lipglasses from To the Beach! Info + one more way to win:

Congratulations to Danielle, @MissDanielleSLP!

MAC To the Beach Look: Gold & Green

MAC To the Beach Look: Gold & Green

I had ten minutes to do my makeup from start to finish, and this is what I ended up with! I’m pretty satisfied with the results — I went with a combo that I’m sure I’ve done before, but I used some of the newer MAC To the Beach shades.  As suspected, though, Get-Away Bronze looks better in person than in photographs!  Also, a note to those who own Going Bananas eyeshadow–use that instead of the Nylon/Bright Sunshine combo I did–’cause that’s really all I was trying to dupe!

The whole look felt so summery, despite the weather being all gloom and doom this afternoon, but I always seem to enjoy more summer-inspired looks myself.  Maybe ’cause they’re warmer!  (By the way, what’s up Bay Area weather?  It was beautiful this morning… rainy this afternoon!)

P.S. — Thanks for all the Mellan love! He’s been strutting around the house all day saying what a stud he is.  Anyway, it’s nice to know that I can share some of the bajillion photos I take of him with all of you from time to time :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Eden primer potion as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Nylon eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, and then overlay with Bright Sunshine eyeshadow to give a pale yellow effect. Next, apply Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow with the 239 to the outer two-thirds of the lid. With the 226, apply Humid eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending outwards and upwards to fade to the brow bone. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Rosemary & Thyme eye kohl on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Supernova mascara.

For cheeks, apply Get-Away Bronze blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Thrills lipstick first, and then layer Flurry of Fun lipglass for a complementing lip.

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The Summer Season: VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick

VS Makeup Be Mine Perfect Lipstick ($12.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a creamy, brightened watermelon pink. It’s totally opaque, and it wears well–a nice three to four hours before it starts to fade. It has a soft, glossy sheen but no shimmer. VS Makeup Lipsticks are sleeper hits, in my opinion, because they really have amazing texture, color pay off, and wear.

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Essie Summer 2010 Collection

Essie Summer 2010

Essie Summer 2010 Collection

Summer is special. Aside from the wonderful outdoor activities that we wait for all year, we also revel in the opportunity to now wear lighter, brighter and more playful clothing. Finally, we can shed the wool and mohair for cotton and linen. The keyword for summer is: fun! So indulge in seriously sensational color! Don’t be shy — make it the time to play with bold, playful color combinations.

“This year’s runways reflected the ease of the season with youthful, upbeat clothing in feminine fabrics,” explains Essie Weingarten, President and Founder of Essie Cosmetics, Ltd. “I was inspired by the vivid pastels at Versace and the splashy fl orals at DKNY. I created this collection to reflect the youthful, fun-to-wear flirty frocks.” The summer fashion trend is all about mixing and matching, and the summer color palette allows for the same fun and freedom. Choose Miss Matched for fingers and Pretty Edgy for toes, or whatever you fancy – since there is no more matchy-matchy!

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Miss Matched Sweet, sheer, ready for anything pink
  • Haute as Hello Racy, scorching coral
  • Knockout Pout Hot supercharged pink
  • Vermillionaire Heart pounding red orange
  • Demure Vixen Iridescent cocoa mauve
  • Pretty Edgy Vivid palmetto green

Availability: June 2010 at and fine spas, salons and beauty destinations nationwide.

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Win a Set of 16 Avon Glazewears!

Win a Set of 16 Avon Glazewears!

Three (3) lucky winners will each receive a set of Avon’s Glazewears! Each set includes all sixteen shades.   (Retail value $96.00 per set!)

Glazewear Lip Gloss is available in four customized finishes, letting you choose the lip look that suits you:

  • Intense – delivers impactful color that glides on beautifully with satin sheen and medium to full coverage.  Shades: Brown Sugar, Cherry Liqueur, Crimson, Intense Plum and Sweet Maple
  • High Sparkle – provides glossy, shimmering shine, creating dazzling radiance with brilliant sparkles and sheer to medium coverage. Shades: Apple Cinnamon, Dazzling Diamond, Mirage, Mocha Latte and Rave
  • High Shine – offers super high-gloss shine for megawatt luster with sheer to medium coverage.  Shades: Darling Pink, Iced Pink, Island Glow, Mauve Movement and Tickled Pink
  • SPF 15 Clear – gives a super, high-gloss shine while providing sun-protection as it softens and moisturizes lips.

RULES: All entries must be submitted by May 31st, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. & Canada Readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

One Way to Win

  • Leave me a comment on this blog post and share with me what has been the best part of your day so far!

Congratulations to Christie, Elle, & Janet!