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Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Many moons ago, I reviewed several Pacifica products, from candles to body butters, and now I’m happy to review their latest product: solid perfumes. At just $8.95 a pop, it makes it easy to collect ‘em all (five, that is) or just get your favorite scent. Every girl needs at least one solid perfume, if only for how portable they are. Even with today’s tighter restrictions on traveling, these can help you save some space in your liquids’ bag.

My favorite scent was Spanish Amber, and I found Tibetan Mountain Temple, Avalon Juniper, and Madagascar Spice to all be very spicy/woodsy. Mexican Cocoa is like a spicy chocolate scent; the sweetest of the five available. If you’re all over vanilla and bright floral scents, these might not tickle your fancy. However, when fall rolls around, I always reach for more intense scents like these, so they’re well-timed.

For my animal lovers, heads up! These solid perfumes are 100% organic and vegan. Even the tin they come in is recycleable.

Slip one into your purse for whenever you need a scent pick-me-up!

Learn more at www.pacificacandles.com!

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Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It’s been a tiring weekend! I hope everybody did something fun/relaxing/exciting this weekend :) Are you ready to start the week? I’m sooo not. This is from yesterday, and I tried to “style” my hair, which did not work out so well, LOL. Oh, well, practice, practice, practice!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Copperbeam pigment (metallic brown), Woodwinked eyeshadow (warm dark brown), Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow (warm silver/gray) on outer crease, Smut eyeshadow (dark brown), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (frosty white-gold), UD Electric 24/7 Liner (bright blue), Givenchy Dandy Blue Pencil (dark blue), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms powder (soft peach)
  • Lips: Strawberry Blonde lipstick (warm pink), Moonstone lipglass (sheer gold-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Copperbeam = Tan; Smoke & Diamonds = Silver Ring; Rose Blanc = Nylon; Suncentered = Peachykeen; Strawberry Blonde = Please Me; Moonstone = Nymphette

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Copperbeam pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On lid, apply Woodwinked eyeshadow with the 239 brush. Darken the outer lid using Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Deepen crease with Smut eyeshadow with the 239. Sweep Rose Blanc underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with UD Electric 24/7 Liner on inner lower lash line and Givenchy Dandy Blue Pencil on outer lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Strawberry Blonde lipstick to lips, and then top with Nymphette lipglass for color and shine.

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Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s one makeup trend you wish you could rock? Or can you rock ‘em all?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Ylka used…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot, Bright sunshine e/s, Chrome yellow e/s, Orange e/s, Dipdown Fluidline, Jade way technakohl
  • Lips: Pink grapefruit lipglass

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Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Choose or Lose


What kind of eyeshadow looks do you prefer [on yourself]?

  • Everything and anything - I mix it up! (54%, 263 Votes)
  • Lots of neutrals and softness! (28%, 137 Votes)
  • Bold, dramatic! (13%, 63 Votes)
  • Just liner only! (4%, 19 Votes)
  • Other -- tell me in the comments! (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 485

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

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Friday, September 5th, 2008 | Beauty Breather

New York Fashion Week BeautyAt BCBG Max Azria, it was all about angular shapes, soft layers and an incredibly natural face. Lisa Butler of NARS Cosmetics says, “We didn’t want to do anything to take away from the look, so we went for a less girly look.” The team used oil-free foundation, Habanera (shimmery purple) on lids and buffed past eye sockets. Kyoto (shimmery green) lined the lower, inner lash line for depth. Cheeks were done with Casino bronzing powder. Bumble & Bumble parted hair in the middle and applied hair extensions as necessary. Laurent Philippon says, “She’s partying. She’s sexy and she takes care of herself.” He used B&b Prep and Styling Lotion to create the look. (WWD)



At Yigal Azourel, Erin Anderson of TRESemme created a hairstyle based off of the classic ponytail, only she looped the ponytails downward and back to create a pseudo bun. Jeanine Lobell of Stila used a charcoal eyeshadow to create the incredibly dark, dramatic cat eye seen at the show. The face was kept soft and clean, with just a touch of color. (WWD)


At Erin Fetherson, the look as sculpted and natural. The skin being flawless, as per usual on the runway these days, but the cheeks were deeply contoured to create cheekbones that look like they were chiseled out of stone.



At Rag & Bone, skin was natural, almost glowy, but still very clean. Eyes were defined with a thin ilne of upper lash liner, while lips were pale and neutral.



At Nicole Miller, they used a mauvey brown on both the lid and underneath the lid, while accenting the inner tearduct with a silvery-pearl color. Lips were a neutral beige-orange, very soft and suitable. Cheeks had a slight bronze flush to them, but otherwise the face was natural.