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Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Guerlain Rouge Sultan Cashmere Lip Gloss

The Scarlet Season: Guerlain Rouge Sultan Cashmere Lip Gloss

Guerlain Rouge Sultan Cashmere Lip Gloss ($28.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a liquid lipstick in the shade of vibrant, orange-based red. It’s a fiery red that’s definitely a showstopping shade of scarlet. It has a semi-matte finish (even though it’s described as matte), because it still has a slight sheen to it. I would describe Guerlain’s Cashmere Lip Glosses to having a similar feel as Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laques, but they’re thinner and a little more drying on the lips (though I wouldn’t say that they are drying!). Rouge Sultan wears incredibly well, because it really hugs lips and lasts me hours and gets through a cup of coffee. Although Rouge Sultan is a limited edition shade from Guerlain’s Terracotta collection, it is still available for purchase through both Nordstrom and Sephora.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Saturday, November 14th, 2009

China Glaze Meteor Shower Nail Lacquer ($3.20 to $7.00) is a rich, dark navy blue with multi-colored square glitter with predominantly cobalt blue sparkle. Meteor Shower is part of China Glaze’s fifty new glitter polishes, along with Atlantis, which I reviewed earlier this week.

While Atlantis applied with a more semi-opaque jelly base, Meteor Shower applies opaque in two coats and looks fairly dark on the nail. Some of the glitter seemed to submerge within the color base, but I still had a good amount show through, so it wasn’t a big deal. I found application and quality to mirror what I’ve come to expect from China Glaze (excellent and excellent), so it’s really a matter of whether this is a shade that calls to you or not! For me, it’s not my favorite shade yet… I am bound to find at least one (or ten) that are much more my style within the fifty, though! If you have any recommendations from the new line-up, I’d love to hear ’em!

What say you? Is Meteor Shower your new best friend?

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For a dark navy glitter polish, Meteor Shower has you covered!

Availability: 8ty8tbeauty.com, Head2ToeBeauty.com, TransDesign.com

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Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Sephora.com, Inc.

Sephora V.I.B.s will receive 20% off their orders November 13th through the 15th with code V324HW during check-out. V.I.B.s are “Very Important Beauty Insider,” which are Beauty Insiders that spend over $350 at Sephora or Sephora.com in a calender year.

Origins Online (ELC)

Origins is having their Friends & Family Sale!

Save 25% off your entire order with code NOVFF during November 14th through 19th.

If you know of any other weekend deals, feel free to let everyone know in the comments!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you research before you buy a beauty product? What kind of information do you try to find first?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes and no. I don’t research in the sense that I’m playing scientist and trying to understand all of the ingredients and the like, but I do look into what I’m interested in and see what others are saying. I also look at claims vs. realm of reality.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you like lip palettes?

  • Nah, hate 'em! (63%, 965 Votes)
  • They're okay... (31%, 476 Votes)
  • Yes, love 'em! (6%, 90 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,537

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Recommend your favorite book or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

First, I’ll share mine!

Several permanent MAC red lipsticks for The Scarlet Season series!  (Hey, it’s hard to round out your permanent collection when MAC releases so many distracting limited edition shades!

Now… have at it!