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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in your holy grail moisturizer? What does it have to have?

Temptalia's Answer.

I need mine to be ultra moisturizing without being too thick. I like mine to be quick-absorbing, too–I hate having to wait for a moisturizer to sink in for longer than five minutes. Good value is always nice, too!
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Guerlain Terracotta Collection | Summer 2009

Cashmere Matte Gloss ($28.00)

  • Pondichery
  • Beige Bengali
  • Rouge Sultan

Mineral Eye Shadow ($35.00)

  • Holy Smoke
  • Jungle Dust
  • Paradise Sand

Terracotta Lip Balm ($30.00)

  • Rose Venus
  • Couer Caramel
  • Cocoa Love

Terracotta Mineral Loose Powder ($65.00)

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

Kajal Mineral Khol ($35.00)

  • Black Fakhir

Kabuki Brush ($52.00)

Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 8 ($59.00)

Soothing Moisturizing Mist ($55.00)

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Hey all! It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Life’s been pretty hectic, but it seems to be calming down a bit–well, at least enough to be manageable–so hopefully I’ll get some more looks posted for y’all soon enough. (BTW, I’m wearing Givenchy’s new Kajal liner–super sultry black–and Le Metier de Beaute’s Dubai gloss!)

I meant to whiten my teeth before I went to NYC, but life got in the way, but it worked out. I’m participating in Crest’s Get Bright White Challenge. Each week for four weeks, I, along with several other bloggers from Glam’s Publisher Network, will be posting pictures of our smiles as we test out Crest’s new Whitestrips Advanced Seal whitening system.

I’ve tried several other whitening systems (Crest, Rembrandt, etc.), so I’m not new to the at-home whitening game. However, I’m really looking for to trying out these new ones. You’re supposed to even be able to drink water while you wear ‘em! I’m a regular Starbucks’ goer, so you know I need some whitening power. I am SO hoping for a blindingly white smile at the end of the four week trial!

Have any of you tried the new Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp MAC Eyeshadow Palettes/Quads (Pre-made), what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora.com has a coupon code for 15% off, just use code J89LM at checkout. It’s valid through March 7th, 2009.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Mario Badescu Drying Cream ($12.00)

When it comes to small, flesh-colored acne, this is the king for me. Whenever I spot any that crop up, I’ll smear a little of the Drying Cream on the area before I go to bed. In the morning, they’ve totally vanished, and I mean vanished! I’m pretty skeptical about acne spot treatments, especially how their ability to work quickly, but this one delivers (at least for me).

In fact, I noticed a few small fleshy bumps last night, put this on the area, and voila–no troubles this morning. I find this to be less drying than the Drying Lotion, which means I can use it more often and without fear of getting dry patches in exchange for clearer skin. (The Drying Lotion is fab, but I find I need to use it every other day or two to avoid drying my skin out too much!) This is also my go-to acne spot treatment if I “feel” one coming on.

Mario Badescu offers several acne spot treatments, and so far, I’ve liked all of them and found them to work on different types of acne. I know some of you would rather an all-in-one spot treatment, but in a way, knowing that each one is designed to work with specific types of acne makes me feel like they’re more efficient.

For $12 you got a big tub of Drying Cream–seriously, this will probably lose efficacy before you finish using it. I would prefer tube-packaging over an open jar, but it’s cheap enough where I don’t feel I’m breaking the bank rebuying it after a few months, you know? So any issue with packaging isn’t enough to keep me from loving this product.