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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Laura Mercier Bohemia Collection for Summer 2009

Eye Mosaic ($35.00)

  • Mediterranean Sea Indigo, gold, copper, aqua
  • Sahara Sun Bronze, dark tan, coral pink, gold

Illuminating Powder Quad ($35.00)

  • Moroccan Bronze Gilded bronze and copper tones

Lip Colour – Shimmer ($22.00)

  • Boho Bronze Copper kissed brown
  • Coral Medium apricot pink
  • Spiced Neutral golden beige

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 — Illuminating ($42.00)

  • Bare Radiance
  • Natural Radiance
  • Warm Radiance
  • Golden Radiance (New)

Kohl Eye Pencil ($19.00)

  • Black Navy Black with navy pearl
  • Black Turquoise Black with turquoise pearl
  • Brown Copper Copper brown

Available at: LauraMercier.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

If you were using MAC Lollipop Loving Lipstick?, 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.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp MAC Eyeshadow, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel ($16.00) is a spicy, cinnamon-y infused scented body wash. If you’ve been a reader for a few months, you’ve probably gotten a glimpse of my delight over Philosophy’s Shower Gels. They’ve captured my attention, because I like trying out all of the different scents, and they are always coming out with new ones.

All of their Shower Gels are technically 3-in-1 gels, because they can be used as shampoo, shower gel, or bubble bath. I only use mine as shower gels–mostly out of personal preference–I only take a few baths a year, so I devote those to getting my LUSH on, and shampoo, well — I’m always trying out new shampoos! Thus, I keep my Philosophy gels strictly for body washing.

My most important requirement in a body wash is that I can work up a good lather/foam with it. I just like the feeling of a luxuriously foaming, sudsy body wash, and this is an area where Philosophy excels. (My boyfriend is equally fanatic about the amount of lather a body wash has!) Cinnamon Hot Dots smells very much like sizzling hot cinnamon candies (like Hot Tamales). It’s definitely not a subtle scent when you’re using it, but it doesn’t linger after you’ve dried off. I personally prefer my body wash scents to fade quickly, but if you’re looking for all-day scent, this is definitely not meant for you.

I loved Hot Tamales as a kid (can’t justify eating those nowadays, sigh), so I was all over this scent. I just finished my big ol’ bottle of sudsy goodness this morning, and I’d say it lasted me a solid two months, despite my boyfriend using at least half of it with his overindulgent usage (the term “a little bit will do ya” means nothing to him!).

You can find your favorite Philosophy scents at Sephora.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Must-Have MAC Green Eyeshadows

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Swimming eyeshadow is a shimmery/glitter medium green. It’s a really great staple color to have, because its lightness in color makes it versatile. The only part they could improve on is by not making it a lustre finish!

Humid eyeshadow is an absolute must-have for anyone who wants to try their hand at a smokey green eye. Humid is a rich, pigmented deep green. It’s more of a forest green than an emerald green. The finish and texture are easy to work with, making this shadow extremely blendable.

Juxt eyeshadow is a light, pastel green. It’s not a cool green, but a slightly warmed up green. It’s kind of yellow-based, which is probably why it has noticeable warmth to its tone. It makes for an excellent all-over-the-lid color or even as a subtle highlighter when using other greens.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How much time do you give a skin care product before deciding its working? A few weeks? Months?

Temptalia's Answer.

Usually if I break out from a product, I give it up instantly. Otherwise, I’ll keep using it for 3-6 weeks, depending on how I’m feeling about it (or if I want to try something new).
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Question courtesy of Samaya!