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Monday, April 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What do you do when you start getting lazy about your beauty routine? What’s your strategy for getting back into the groove?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

With Naughty Nauticals only four days away (!), I was inspired to hunt around for some sailor-esque outfits and ideas (and I really wanted an excuse to window shop). Do you ever do theme makeup and then make your outfit correspond? The theme of Naughty Nauticals is obviously nautical, so lots of blues and the like, so would you also opt for an outfit in the same vein?icon I know that I’m particularly excited over the new pigments Bell Bottom Blue & Mutiny, so you can expect to see some blues from me in the future!

So, what are you planning to get in your Naughty Nauticals haul? What are you “for sure” getting, and what will you have to see before you decide?

I’ll be for sure getting all of the pigments (well, not Lovely Lily–have that already)!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I love this shimmering white dress, because it’s not so white that it looks plain. I think the length is adorable, and it is a nice option for those who have some killer legs or don’t want to wear a full-length prom gown. White is as flexible a color as black, so the three looks shown are merely starting points. I love soft pinks whenever I wear anything very light in color, because it gives some color without being overwhelming. I think a very soft neutral eye with a smoky twist and pop of gray-black works well as an option to enhance eyes that aren’t overly dramatic. A great combo for this dress is a dramatic black cat eye (third look pictured) with glossy red lips (or pink if you’re not a red lip kind of gal!).

Check out suggested looks: one, two, & three. Dress is available at Nordstrom.com for $159.

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a makeover (I want to say not since my Chanel makeover last May), and to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of makeovers, but I really enjoyed this one. Perhaps it’s because I’m so into blogging nowadays, so I always have a lot of questions to ask, and I’m really listening to what they’re saying. The picture above is me post-makeover, and it turned out well, thanks to Kim the Lancome Expert.

First, since the event was focused on Dr. Klauer and her philosophies about eating right and exercising, I want to talk a little about what I gleaned from her. I do want to preface it with the fact that I have not read her first book, though now I have an advanced copy of her second book (all attendees received a signed copy!). She spoke about the importance of getting certain vitamins, like Vitamin D-3 and Omega-3.

She talked a bit about the importance of calcium and getting a bone density scans once you start menopause. The reason for this is because it gives you a baseline so you can see how and how fast your bone density is decreasing. She advocates eating more fish, because of the benefits of them as a food, but also because of their Omega-3 amount. She does mention that if you’re young or still planning to have children to make sure you are aware of mercury levels in fish, so you may want to dry dark Italian tuna.

There’s tons more advice and makeup tricks I learned and heard… Continue reading →

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

This is from last night, where I was just playing around with makeup in order to avoid studying. :) I was trying to do something super over-the-top, and when it all finished, I was like, “You know, I could see myself wearing this out!” Not for everyday of course, but you never know!

I used Blacktrack fluidline on lid, Carbon eyeshadow all over lid, Freshwater eyeshadow above crease, Turquatic reflects glitter above crease, Vex eyeshadow on brow, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer lid, Vex eyeshadow on lower lash line, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Sunbasque blush on cheeks. I had Brew lipstick with Comet Blue dazzleglass (LE) my lips.

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