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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

YSL Pur Black Gloss sure is fun!

Above is the result of a little experiment I did last night trying to do “vampire lips” or the “just bitten” lips. Let me tell you, it isn’t as easy as you’d think! It’s not just red lipstick and then slapping on black gloss. Ultimately, what worked best was matte red lipstick (MAC Russian Red), then puckering lips up (to the max!), and applying a horizontal line of the black gloss (YSL Pur Black Gloss) on the top and bottom lip. Next, I took a glossy red gloss (MAC Boundless 3D Glass) and applied it vertically, without going too much over the black parts.

See the experiment from beginning to end! Continue reading →

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Does your makeup routine change as the seasons change? If so, how?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Look from yesterday :) My brain is tired from reading marketing–at least it isn’t dying like it was doing accounting homework. I think accounting might kick my butt, LOL!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Lovely Lily pigment (lavender), Up-do eyeshadow (light pink), Team Violets eyeshadow duo (mauve-plum/dark burgundy), Hush eyeshadow (pink-toned highlighter), Urban Decay Lust Eye Liner (purple), Rave pearlglide liner (dark purple), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Blooming blush (soft pink)
  • Lips: YSL Lingerie Pink rouge volupte lipstick (pale pink), Negligee lipglass (purple-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Lovely Lily = Kitschmas (close); Up-do = Sushi Flower; Team Violet = Fig. 1//Sketch; Rave = Prunella; Blooming = Well Dressed; Negligee = Cultured

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Lovely Lily pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Up-do eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Team Violets (lighter side) to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Team Violets (darker side) and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Hush eyeshadowunderneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Rave pearlglide liner on outer lower lash line and UD Lust Eye Liner on inner lower lash line, and Chanel Exceptionnel mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blooming blush using the 129. Apply YSL Lingerie Pink lipstick to lips, and then top with Negligee lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Soap & Glory is one of my favorite brands for everything body and deliciously scented. They recently launched their Spa Collection, which is a pretty hefty launch of products (13 in all!). For my scaly legs, I looked into Peachy Cream Big Butter Body Butter ($14.99; on sale for $13.49 right now). Talk about peachykeen! It’s richly scented with the aroma of peaches and cream (pretty much a given), which I did find a bit overwhelming at first. After I worked it into my legs and it dried, the scent lingered enough to notice, but it wasn’t overpowering like it was in the beginning. I find Soap & Glory’s body butters incredibly moisturizing, and the effects can still be felt the next day! You get a huge tub that should last you several months–but at the very least, get you through winter. I also tried two other products from the new launch (Easy Glistening Dry Oil Body Gloss and Endless Glove 2-in-1 Hand Cream), which I’ll review soon enough! But nothing has been disappointing in the least bit. I’m tempted to head down to Target (always a dangerous adventure) to look into their Blueberry Thrill Body Butter–I love blueberries–as well as their Heel Genius Foot Mask for the feets.

The Soap & Glory Spa Collection includes:

  • Wash Almighty Detox Spa Body Cleansing Gel ($9.99)
  • Blueberry Thrill Big Butter Body Butter ($14.99)
  • Peachy Cream Big Butter Body Butter ($14.99)
  • Butter Up Deluxe Smoothing Cream ($9.99)
  • Sugar Crush Body Scrub ($16.99)
  • Heel Genius Foot Mask ($9.99)
  • Endless Glove 2-in-1 Dry Hand Cream ($9.99)
  • Peaches & Clean Spa Strength Scrubby Shower Gel ($9.99)
  • Return to Slender Body Contouring Gel ($12.99)
  • Fill Monty Instant Wrinkle Filler ($12.99)
  • Wash Your Hands of It Dry Skin Liquid Hand Wash ($9.99)
  • Trick and Treatment Double-action Under-eye Concealer ($12.99)
  • Easy Glistening Dry Oil Body Gloss ($12.99)

You can find Soap & Glory at your local Target as well as Target Online.

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Emanuel Ungaro Collection is now available online! Are you getting anything? We’ve heard some confusing launch dates for in-stores, but perhaps with the website getting it up today, then Thursday will then be the launch day.

Also, here’s a hint: type in “RED” in the search box. You’ll see a lot of the holiday sets, palettes, etc. show up :) Those darling Adoring Carmine lip sets are $34.50, unfortunately for me. Maybe I can convince myself one is enough. (Likely story.) Halloween Face Charts are up, too — WITH photos of the face chart on real models.