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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Kings & Queens Shimmering Body Milk ($11.00) is intringuing if only for the fact that it seems so cheap to be carried by Nordstrom. It is a Nordstrom Exclusive, and it is something put by Korres. With summer coming up, I am all about shimmering whatnots. Also, I’m a bit of an Egypt buff, so all the talk about Egyptian lotus got me curious!

Lancôme Star Bronzer ($50.00) has this gorgeous palette design of a cherub and sun. It’s hard to resist just for the sake of how pretty it looks, but it’s one of those things that you’ll buy and rarely use for fear of ruining the design.

Guerlain Eye Pencil Glides ($27.00) are highly pigmented gel pencils, and they’re supposed to be able to withstand “wind and tide” aka humidity. Hmm. Comes with a sharpener (score!). I’m soo interested in these. But $27?!

Lancôme Color Design Palette ($43.00) is gorgeous! I actually have this (not in the pretty quad, though) from a lab sample Lancome sent over, and it is such a gorgeous foursome. Just really bronzy and golden, love it! The one pictured is Cabana Sunset, but Cabana Sunrise has pinks and browns (equally nice looking).

All of these are currently available at Nordstrom.com.

Have you tried any of these? What’d you think? What new beauty product caught your eye?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your most unusual beauty product that you own? Do you use a common household item as your favorite beauty tool? Do you have a beauty product that cleans your eyelashes or something equally unheard of (or rarely heard of)?

P.S. – What’s everyone doing this weekend?

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Mom is way too focused on looking good. What’s wrong with having some mud on your ears? Who says grass stains are passe? You should have seen her, she was so excited about The Furminator. She couldn’t wait for UPS to drop it off, and sure enough, just like she promised, she opened it as soon as it arrived. I took one look at that thing and went, “No freakin’ way, dude!” I mean do you not see all those sharp edges? And it’s yellow. Caution!!!But she totally knows my weakness! She let me sniff my fill (did you know that puppies are born to use their nose first, then eyes, and finally ears?), and she even gave me treats for it! She’s never done that before. Normally it’s *yank* “No!” and there goes my sniffing time. [Mom:  you cannot sniff bushes when you are not fully immunized, I was protecting you!] Oh, but then she started using it on me. If she didn’t let me lay in her lap, I totally wouldn’t have let her. I mean, it didn’t feel good or anything.  (OK, it kinda did!)After she was finished “furminating” me, there was a whole pile of my hair sitting next to me. What did she do to me! I didn’t realize she was giving me a hair cut! OK, OK, after an hour of recovery from the ordeal, I realized I wasn’t as hot as I normally am. (Mom keeps our house a hotbox, me and Daddy are always panting!) So I guess the Furminator can stick around.  But only if I get treats!P.S. Happy birthday to me! I turn four months old on Monday! The Furminator ($34.95-59.95) is a grooming tool used for both cats and dogs (long or short-haired) to help in de-shedding. It comes in several sizes, ranging from cat, small, medium, and large, to suit your particular furry friend. While it seems pricey, just head on over to Amazon.com, because it’s much less (30-40% off) and it is truly a worthwhile purchase for any pet owner. I picked up the medium edged Furminator (and after receiving it, I could have gotten the large for a labrador afterall), had it shipped two-day, and I was quite excited to use it.The Furminator helps remove loose undercoat, which is often a source of hard-to-get dirt, dead hair, and even allergies. Much of shedding is caused by loose hairs of the undercoat, not the top coat, and the specially designed blade of the Furminator is able to help reduce shedding by as much as 80% over four to six weeks. Labrador owners often find themselves vacuuming multiple times a week during heavy shedding periods, and this product is a godsend to keep the floors cleaner (and my black pants!).(Hey, dog beauty products? I’m so there!)

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Kat shares this super sultry smoky eye with us!

Face:

  • Clinique Superfit
  • Mac Studiofix Powder
  • Nars Orgasm Blush
  • Signature club A Concealer

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Lancome Eyeshadow in Peep (lid)
  • Mac Eyeshadow in Shadowy Lady (crease and lower lash line)
  • Mac Eyeshadow in Trax blended with Cork (above crease)
  • Mac Eyeshadow in Ricepaper (highlight)
  • Covergirl Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Balck Onyx
  • Covergirl Lash Blast
  • Red Cherry Falsies
  • Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil

Lips:

  • Mac Lipliner in Soar
  • Mac Lipstick in Bombshell
  • Mac Chromeglass in show Coral

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Friday, April 11th, 2008

What makes this dress so fabulous is that you can wear it for multiple occasions–it’s dressy and semi-formal, but it’s not so over the top that you could only label it “prom.” I would totally rock this on date night and depending on the fabric, maybe the day, too. With this particular dress in its peachy-gold shade, I think makeup can be kept quite simple, focusing on playing up natural features through careful foundation application, contouring, etc. You can easily pair this with a bold red or berry lip, but you could do a warm coral, as well. Because it is a light color, there are limitless opportunities for looks. For eyes, I think it is key to go for a light gold (peachy-gold, even) like shades of Goldmine, Motif, Rose Blanc, etc. A cat eye would work well in this, especially if one were to go for matte or semi-matte red lips.

Check out suggested looks: one, two, & three. Dress is available at Nordstrom.com for $78.00 (um, steal!).

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What product did it seem like everyone hated, but you love? Surely there’s a much-ranted over product that has somehow managed to earn a spot on your beauty shelf! What is it?