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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Carmindy’s Get Positively Beautiful ($21.99) provides more than just beauty tips and how-tos, and it is this different approach that makes the book remarkable. I know when I was in high school, and even on my worst days, I suffered from low self esteem when it came to my looks. “Carmindy Vision” is all about retraining yourself to believe that you *are* beautiful. She offers insights on how to discover and find your best and favorite features, and these are the features you should focus on. Instead of dwelling on [what you think is] a too-large nose, think about your high cheekbones and lush mouth. The book can be summed up with this line she writes, “I believe looking good starts with feeling good.”

Of course, the book is filled with great beauty tips and tricks, as well as some step-by-step walk-throughs of how to get the most out of your makeup application. She also includes shopping lists for all types of products ranging from foundation to eye liner, and she offers budget options as well as more high-end products. I’m by no means new to makeup, but I appreciate Carmindy’s take on beauty and achieving real beauty. I enjoyed the shopping lists (I love reading what others rank the top of the top) and the photography and layout of the book were both well done. Overall, this is worth checking out! I know on Amazon it’s only $14.95, and believe me, that’s a steal when it comes to a hardcover filled with all-color pages!

Read this? What’d you think?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009


Dior Pink Drama Lip Color, Dior Delicious Plum Creme de Gloss

As promised, here is part 4, featuring another 75 lip color combinations. You can see Part 1 and Part 2, and Part 3 from before. All in all, there are just under 400 lip color combinations! Whew!

Go see the rest! Continue reading →

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last thing/person/movie/whatever that inspired a makeup look you did? What did it inspire? How did it turn out?

Friday, January 2nd, 2009


Wild ‘Bout You lipstick, Crystal Rose lipglass

Periodically, I try to put together posts of all of the different lip color combinations I’ve used in different looks in one large post so they’re easy to find and reference. You can see Part 1 and Part 2 from before. Here is Part 3 — 75 combos! :) Part 4 will be posted tomorrow (another 75 combos).

Seventy-four more await you! Continue reading →

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

LET THE VOTING COMMENCE!

The nominees are in, so now it’s time for everyone to cast their votes so we can see what products topped 2008. Each category consists of nominees, but I still have an “other” choice for those who don’t find their favorites listed! :) Voting will end around the 7th so be sure to get your votes in!

Oh, and for anyone thinking that their vote doesn’t matter–several categories are running SO close as little as just one vote margin–so your vote could change the results!

Please vote for your favorites! Continue reading →

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

If you were using NARS Super Orgasm Blush?, 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.