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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

NORDSTROM.com Shop for Beauty Gifts with Purchase

Nordstromis pre-selling your favorite exclusives both in stores and online at Nordstrom.com, allowing consumers to reserve these limited-edition offerings from their favorite brands. On July 18th the race to the cosmetic department will begin, as devoted beauty junkies can seize the opportunity to get a hold of these unique items. This year, over 100 beauty brands are participating. Some highlights include MAC, Chanel, Juicy Couture, NARS, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Bobbi Brown and Philosophy.

Oh yeah, you can get your COLOUR FORMS pre-ordering on now ;D

Chanel’s Beauty Exclusive!

Dior’s Beauty Exclusive (Gaucho Palette!)

Support Temptalia by shopping through the images/links found in this post, too! :)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

My week started off on a pretty bad note, which meant no makeup at all yesterday.  My puppy, Mellan, was scheduled to be neutered yesterday, but the Humane Society said he had a heart murmur graded 5 out of 6.  I couldn’t take the risk of him dying on the table for the sake of nixing his parts.  But of course, lots and lots of tears were spilled at the realization of just how mortal he is (and how much I love him).

We were aware he had a slight murmur (grade 1-2) since he was at least 12 weeks old, but it was minor and presumed to be a puppy murmur (which tend to disappear by six months).  We saw our vet yesterday, and he graded the murmur 3-4.  Today, Mellan is at our vet all day, so he can get his chest x-rayed and have the doctor listen to his heart throughout the day.  We are hoping for good news! *crosses fingers*

So since I’m liable to cry off any makeup I wear today, here is a look back at my favorite green looks I’ve done!  Just click the photo to see the full look and its details! :)

I LOVE emerald greens, because they’re so intense and vibrant, but they’re not not neon or chartreuse greens. I have a thing for smoky eyes, especially when there’s some gold glittering in the darker colors.

As much as mineralize eyeshadows *don’t* do it for me, I actually enjoyed the way last year’s Flashtronic shadows came out in this look!  I think it’s the softness of the greens, though the overall look is a bit frosty, I suppose.

This is kind of gold-green-blue, but still, I see predominantly green ;)  I love the way the blue liner popped, but I think the color of the gold blended well with the green.

I just LOVE this muted shade of gold-green and everything.  I am so tempted to try this again!

This is not my own creation, but it is a recreation based off of the Barbie Loves MAC promo photos!  I was so amazed at how this look turned out, because I was totally in love with it (still am!).

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

How to play: Create color names, descriptions, and even texture/finishes for the four colors shown in the quad to the left!

What I’d call it:

Fuchsia-Luxe Vibrant hot fuchsia pink (Veluxe Pearl)

Deep Seduction Richly intense eggplant (Frost)

Funny Girl Light girly pink with pearl (Frost)

Take A Dare Mid-tone shimmering purple with pink pearl (Veluxe Pearl)

Now, it’s your turn!

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with! You are all always so creative!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the craziest makeup routine you’ve done to impress someone? Did you spend three hours getting ready? Wore no makeup?

Question courtesy of Rubi!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we have something for the drugstore beauty mavens! We invite you to get to know more about going drugstore in your Drugstore Debut with…

  • Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover Pads ($5.99)
  • CVS Eye Cream (compare to L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Eye Day/Night Cream) ($13.99)
  • CVS Pore Cleanser (compare to Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser) ($6.49)
  • CVS Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF15 (compare to Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream) ($9.99)

This prize package is worth $36.46! To enter to win, simply leave a comment with an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by June 25th, 9PM EST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How do you know what blush to use in a look? Do you have a certain way to choose your blush?

Question courtesy of Laura!