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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Aloha, all! For the next week, I am in Kauai (an island of Hawaii), vacationing with my family. (The boy is staying at home, and he gets to be on Mellan-sitting-duty!) Now, don’t run off thinking this means the blog will be at a stand still. No, no, NO! I have plenty of content geared up to post, and I expect to make plenty ‘o posts about what I do, learn, and see in Hawaii when it comes to beauty. And I have no doubt I will learn a lot about water-resistant and heat-resistant makeup! I also tend to be much better at applying makeup everyday while on vacation, so I’ll be showing you regular looks. You won’t even know I’m gone. In fact, you’ll probably wonder if I ever relaxed at all! ;)

It’s my first time in Kauai – I’ve only been to Honolulu a few times in the past, and probably not for a good ten years since my last visit. If you have any spots or things to do to recommend, feel free!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Shiny skin got you down? You should check out Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine line. The line is a trio of products, consisting of a primer ($20.00), a cleanser ($20.00), and a scrub ($20.00).

The primer feels smooth, velvety – it sinks into the skin and helps keep your makeup looking fresher all day. The primer both mattifies and keeps oil away throughout the day, which allows you to reduce the shine and oily appearance on your face. My skin is pretty normal, but on occasion my forehead might get a touch oily. I found this never happened when I wore the primer.

Let me tell you about the cleanser and exfoliating scrub! Continue reading →

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want you to look bronzed and radiant–without the sun’s harmful rays–so GET YOUR TAN ON…

  • Urban Decay Santa Tanita
  • Therapy Systems Champagne Platinum Glo
  • Face Atelier Ultra Bronzer
  • BronzedFX Mienral Bronzing Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Loose Bronzer

This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite summer activity is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 17th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How important is beauty to you? Is it just something you have fun with or is it more than that?

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you like limited edition products?

  • Yes! (70%, 246 Votes)
  • No! (26%, 93 Votes)
  • Other (Share your answer in the comments!) (4%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 351

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

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Spa Sister’s Microfiber Hair Towel($12.00) purports to quickly absorb moisture from the hair. It’s supposed to reduce the amount of time you’ll spend blow drying your hair. The towel is a big bigger than a regular hand towel (the “medium” sized towel – bigger than a wash cloth, smaller than a bath towel), and it is incredibly lightweight and feels quite thin. I imagine it’s the microfiber that keeps it so featherweight. I have long, thick hair, so I’m always on the lookout for anything that minimizes my drying time, so I jumped on this product when I heard about it.

Continue reading →