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Friday, October 24th, 2008

As promised, here’s a look using the holiday ’08 warm eyes palette :) For those wondering, I really do not think Femme Noir looks anything like Grand Entrance. Femme Noir is almost a black-green on me, but it’s an olive, muted green. Grand Entrance is a rich forest green.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Old Gold pigment (green-gold base), Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Warm Suede eyeshadow (brown with green tint), Grand Entrance eyeshadow (dark forest green), Carbon eyeshadow (black), Sweet Joy eyeshadow (soft beige-peach), Prescriptives Blue Grotto Kohl (green-blue), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (soft peachy)
  • Lips: Quiet Please lipstick (sheer beige), Tartlette lipglass (coral-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Warm Suede = Sumptuous Olive; Grand Entrance = Femme Noir + Humid; Sweet Joy = Ricepaper; Enough Said = bronzer; Quiet Please = Fresh Brew; Tartlette = Lychee Luxe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Old Gold pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner third of the lid, apply Goldmine eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Warm Suede to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Grand Entrance eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Deepen crease with Carbon eyeshadow by pulling it into the crease. Sweep Sweet Joy eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Prescriptives’ Blue Grotto kohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Soft & Gentle mineralize skinfinish using the 188. Apply Quiet Please lipstick to lips, and then top with Tartlette lipglass for color and shine.

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Friday, October 24th, 2008

  • vedaMAMA Purify ($75.00) The vedaPURE™ skincare collection will support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of their proceeds from the vedaMAMA™ PURIFY detoxifying body cream to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
  • DuWop Pink Shimmer Brick ($18.00) DuWop proudly supports by donating 20% of proceeds from the shimmer brick to the Cosmetic Executive Women Cancer and Careers Foundation.
  • DuWop Lip Lingo in Pink ($32.00) DuWop has joined in the fight to support research by donating 20% of proceeds from Liplingo Pink to breast cancer research and the betterment of women living with cancer.
  • Philosophy She Colors My Day ($20.00) philosophy will donate 100% of its net proceeds from the sale of the she colors my day bath product to the entertainment industry foundation’s women’s cancer research fund.

Please consider participating in Temptalia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Choose or Lose

When do you take your shower?

  • Night (48%, 318 Votes)
  • Morning (41%, 270 Votes)
  • Afternoon (7%, 45 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (4%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 656

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

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Product photos for MAC Passions of Red Warm Eyeshadow and Coral Lip Palettes. Yes, I will be using these in a look!I didn’t buy them just to stare at them, LOL :P

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Friday, October 24th, 2008

It’s Friday, and what better way to pass the day than to do a little online shopping? Whether it’s bargain hunting for yourself or crossing off some holiday gifts for your family and friends… here are some coupons, deals, and steals!

Aveda

AVON

Bath & Body Works

Beauty.com

Benefit

Bliss

Clarins

Clinique

DERMAdoctor

L’Occitane

Lab Series

LUSH

  • Get $5 off a regular size Skin Nanny, Paradise Regained or Vanishing Cream moisturizer on your next order. 3CREAMTEASE08.

MAC Cosmetics

Nordstrom

Origins

Philosophy

  • Get a free 4 oz body wash with code WELCOME10.

Prescriptives

Prescriptives (ELC)

Sephora

Smashbox

  • Get $25 off $100+ with code HOLIDAY2008, expires December 31, 2008.

Ulta.com

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Kings & Queens Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Showergel ($9.00) pulled me in with its citrus-lemony scent dusted with a woodiness. It’s not the lemon scent of your dish-washing soap, but something gender-neutral and reminds me a bit of fading summer and the beginning of fall. It’s hard for me to choose between using this and Philosophy’s Caramel Apple in the morning these days, but lately I’ve been reaching for this. At $9.00 for 10 ounces, I feel like I can definitely indulge on this, whatever the economy may be at the time. This particular product is vegan (all of the Kings & Queens line is supposed to be vegan, except the body butters, which contain beeswax), and it’s mineral-oil and paraben free. I’m not too picky when it comes to shower gel–I want a good lather and a pleasing scent. I love perfume-y scents as much as food-based ones when it comes to my shower gel. This one nailed the scent, but what about lathering? Oh, yeah, it does that, too. No problems on that front! So all in all? An affordable shower gel that I love. It doesn’t get much better than that!