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Saturday, June 14th, 2008

One of Temptalia’s regular readers, Tekoa, has a very heartwarming tale she wanted to share with you.  I hope it brightens up your Saturday morning as much as it did for me when I first read it!  Now, let me let Tekoa tell you what happened…

The story begins in a MAC store. Eddy and I have been going out for about two years, and during that time we both became well known at the local MAC store. He is a classic enabler for my MAC addiction, offering such thoughts as ‘You should get all the Slimshines!’ and ‘I think you need another lipgloss. Lets go to MAC!’ Often, a date would involve him subtly directing me into the store to visit our Makeup Artist friends and to acquire a surprise present.

This month I was in Ethiopia/Israel for summer school. While I was away, Eddy worked with the MA’s for an incredibly romantic surprise. The day after I got back, he took me to the MAC store under the impression that there was a Super Secret launch that was being released that day. In retrospect, I really should have known better since Temptalia was silent on the matter :). Anyways, we walk in and greet people. Then he takes my hand and says that he lied to me; there was no Super Secret launch that day. And then Eddy gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Awwww!

To celebrate the happy event, the MAC store itself had a surprise for me. It was a gift box full of makeup from the N Collection, Heatherette and Neo Sci Fi! Love and loot, I am a blessed girl indeed.

1) “It’s not a secret launch!” 2) The proposal

3) The ring! Happy! 4)YES!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON (TEKOA) & EDDY!

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup would you take on a week-long beach trip/vacation? How many of what? What would be essential?

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The Neon2 pigments are exactly that–NEON! They are day-glo, super bright, borderline-obnoxious (okay, maybe they ARE obnoxious) in terms of just how much color potency they have. Yes, some of you may feel that these colors actually burn your retnas. I bought all six more or less so that I could review and bring y’all swatches and photos, though I will certainly try a few looks for you. Probably not today, if only because I am not in a “neon” mood, LOL. The texture is matte, but they all remind me of True Chartreuse’s texture–which is a glorious matte. Goes on like a true dream, smooth, buttery, and delightful to work with. I tend to use pigments as bases, and these would work well under ANY shadows that you want to brighten up.

I have some safety information, plus individual color reviews/descriptions (and lots of photos!). Continue reading →

Friday, June 13th, 2008

For June, I want to see you rock BLUE!  Here’s four more ladies who rocked blue eyeshadow–but don’t forget to check out the first round of entries. Continue reading →

Friday, June 13th, 2008

DARING | FALL 2008 | PRESCRIPTIVES

This fall, dare to go soft and neutral or alluring and dramatic with Prescriptives’ Fall 2008 Color Collection. Daring, a textured on-trend color collection of sapphire and amethyst jewel tones, features an intriguing range of shades. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns, rich sapphire and amethyst tones. Cheeks are natural in soft shades of cherry and pink. Lips are muted in subtle tones of champagne and rose. Show us what your Daring looks like – the choice is yours.

Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad (Limited Edition) ($42.00)
This specially designed multi-dimensional compact is available in each of Prescriptives’ four Color Families. These pre-filled palettes contain a selection of trendy shades to create a natural, intensified or dramatic look. Each shadow is embossed with a unique design.

Shades:

  • Silver Lining, Purple Haze, Buttermilk, Brownie (Y/O)
  • Cobalt, Pongee, Relic, Malt Sparkle (R/O)
  • Orchid, Chiffon, Plum Smoke, Fig (R)
  • Sparkling Rosé, NEW Blue Moon, NEW Black Tea, Rose Powder (B/R)

See what else is coming up at Prescriptives! Continue reading →

Friday, June 13th, 2008

When I first heard about Neutrogena’s skinID, I got very, very excited.  I have suffered mild to moderate acne for many years, and it has worsened since owning a puppy (something about dogs…). Despite washing my hands too often, avoiding touching my face, and all the other tricks of the trade–it still plagues me a bit.  I’ve never tried ProActive, though I have been tempted, but this is something I can’t wait to try.  Neutrogena makes a host of good products, and they are one of the drugstore brands that I trust.  You’ll definitely hear from me about this in the future!  www.skinid.com

In a clinical trial testing 500 people with different skin, acne and lifestyles, 100% of people using skin iD got clearer, healthier-looking skin. skin iD is currently the only non-prescription acne solution on the market that has conducted a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial — the “gold standard” in testing methodology. This clinical trial demonstrated skin iD’s power to work significantly better than the top selling acne regimen in treating 16 different signs of acne.

skin iD was developed by Neutrogena Dermatologics with a group of leading dermatologists, scientists and market researchers, charged to create a customized skin-clearing solution specifically designed to treat acne on a case-by-case basis without a prescription.  skin iD is comprised of a skin evaluation, an exclusive product line and a comprehensive Web site to treat each individual’s acne needs.

Exclusively available on skiniD.com, and showcased through a series of infomercials, skin iD is the first proposition of its kind on the market. “We wanted to create a highly effective acne solution to meet the needs of individuals who are not satisfied with their existing acne regimen,” states Jim Colleran, President, Neutrogena Corporation. “skin iD was developed with an innovative one-on-one approach. We determined that offering consumers access to skin iD through a dedicated Web site or by phone would allow for the dialogue necessary to evaluate their unique skincare needs and provide a personalized regimen.”

skin iD utilizes a breakthrough skin and lifestyle evaluation tool, which contains a patent-pending algorithm that provides a personalized skincare regimen based on the specific skincare needs of each individual consumer.  skin iD is formulated with two leading acne-fighting medicines, Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide, included in more than 25 customized acne skincare regimens that cleanse, treat and protect for significantly improved skin.