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Monday, September 1st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How many beauty brands do you follow? What brands are you always on the look out for something new?

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The Surgery-Free Makeover by Brandith Irwin ($24.00) seemed like it was going to be a very interesting and helpful book. When I read the introduction, I thought I was going to learn all about which ingredients are good, which ones are bad, what treatment options I had to combat different skin problems, etc. I couldn’t wait to read it! For a book this length, I shouldn’t be able to summarize it in less than a page. It should be so filled to the brim with knowledge that I couldn’t possibly reiterate it all for you in a review, thus inducing you to purchase your own copy.

It is just not the case. The book is well-written, and there is definitely plenty of knowledge in it, but I feel like it is not quite the book I was expecting. The author pretty much recommends Botox, Restylane (fillers), and laser treatments for nearly every skin concern. I don’t know about you, but when I think surgery-free, I mostly think about creams, peels, etc.–not so much Botox, Botox, Botox. This is the message I get from the book. So, on the otherhand, if you’re interested in these types of treatments, this book is worth checking out. She gives a lot of information about how each treatment works, how it works as applied to a particular skin concern, the risks, etc. In that aspect, it is informative. I understand I went into the book with a different idea as to what constitutes surgery-free, so perhaps it makes it harder for me to be objective, but it won’t stop me from trying!

Find out what else I learned (like what over-the-counter cream is best), and why you might be interested in this book! Continue reading →

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

T3 Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25.00) is a great way to get another day between washes. What I really love it is to rejuvenate my hair when I go to the beach or pool, because I don’t want to wash my hair too frequently. Instead, I’ll spritz this all over my hair–especially the roots–and my hair will feel lovely and soft.  I took this with me to Hawaii, and I really LOVED using it after we spent a day at the beach.  I kept it in my beach bag, sprayed it on before I got into the car, and it saved me from having to wash my hair everyday.

For those of you concerned with whether it will work on your light or dark hair… Continue reading →

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you use toner in your routine? Do you think it’s necessary? What toner do you use (if you use one)?

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Tiffany used…

Eyes: Smashbox Brow Tech in Blonde, Ulta brand Kohl Eye Liner Pencil in Black, Badgal Lash by benefit in black, Too Faced Lash Injection pinpoint in black, MAC pigment Jardin Aires all over lid, Ulta brand eyeshadow in Silk on top brow right under eyebrows, MAC pigment Melon on crease and under eye, MAC pigment Off the Radar on outer lid, Ulta brand eyeshadow in Lustre on inner lid and under eye

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Saturday, August 30th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Dainty Mineralize Blush?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Dainty! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.