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Monday, July 28th, 2008

So, yesterday, I thought my shirt was green (apparently, it was brown, but it kept flickering between brown/dark green depending on the light), so I went with green. At least brown goes with most colors, though :) I didn’t notice the mascara smudges on the lower lash line until after photos, but I *did* clean it up before I went out, LOL.

Hope your Monday is off to a good start!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Vintage Gold pigment (antique gold), Lucky Green eyeshadow (shimmery medium green), Scarab eyeshadow (dark olive green), Fiction eyeshadow (gray-olive), Femme Noir eyeshadow (matte dark green), Nylon eyeshadow (white-gold highlighter), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms Powder (peachy-orange)
  • Lips: By Degrees slimshine (pink with a bit of mauve), She-Gold lipglass (sheer gold shimmer)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 272 (fluffy angled crease brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Vintage Gold = Gold Metal; Lucky Green = Bio Green; Scarab = Sumptuous Olive; Fiction = Greensmoke; Femme Noir = Flourishing; Feline = Graphblack; Suncentered = Peachykeen, By Degrees = Long Stem Rose; She-Gold = Instant Gold

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Vintage Gold pigment all over the lid as the base with the 239. On the inner lid, apply Lucky Green eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Scarab eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Fiction and drag into crease using the 239. Define crease with Femme Noir eyeshadow using the 272 to lightly blend it in. Sweep Nylon underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply By Degrees slimshine to lips, and then top with She-Gold lipglass for shimmer and shine.

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Monday, July 28th, 2008

A month or so ago, my body wash of choice was Travertine Spa’s Botanical Body Wash in Citrus ($22.00). Unfortunately, it was so popular in my shower, that my boyfriend got his hands on it and went through it in two weeks. This body wash contains jojoba oil, chammoile, calendula, and other essential oils, making it on the “natural” side of the beauty spectrum. What I particularly liked about it was the soft citrus scent that lingered in the shower, but faded by the time you moisturized your body. I also liked how easily it foamed and lathered (a must for any body wash for me!), so I could use a little and make the bottle stretch. My boy does not understand this concept at all, and he’ll use several squeezes of any body wash he likes (and yes, he steals the ones I love all the time! boo!).

I always enjoy trying out at-home spa products, because I can’t fit regular spa trips in my budget (and a part of me feels like they aren’t worth the money–at least not at my current income level). So being able to check out and use products that will give me my own personal “spa experience” at home and for a fraction of the cost of a true spa experience is always something I’m on th elook out for. I tend to be able to stretch out my shower products, so I don’t mind splurging a bit if it’s going to make me feel relaxed and enjoy using the product.

Have you tried at-home spa products? What has your experience been like?

Monday, July 28th, 2008

For July, the challenge is to wear PINK. Check out our past challenge takers and the first ones to take it.

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Monday, July 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last product you tried? Love it or hate it? Would you recommend it?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Fresh Green Mix eyeshadow?, 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 Fresh Green Mix! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

BOBBI BROWN | METALLIC
Fall 2008 Collection

Metallic Lip Color ($22.00) The newest innovation in shimmer. Metallic Lip Color features a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls. The result is multi-dimensional shimmer that has a soft and creamy feel with medium coverage. Available in 15 shades.

  • Baby Peach
  • Kir
  • Pretty Pink
  • Twilight Pink
  • Beige Gold
  • Gilded Pink
  • Silver Haze
  • Ruffle
  • Vintage Rose
  • Ruby
  • Berry
  • Dusk
  • Raspberry
  • Brown
  • Plum

Metallic Eye Shadows ($20.00) Our Metallic Eye Shadows are back by popular demand and are now a permanent part of the line. The collection features a broad shade range including rich bold colors and pastels. High-shimmer, high-pigment formula creates a sexy and sophisticated look. Color applies smoothly and evenly, and stays crease-free for all-day wear. Shadow can also be removed and popped into one of our customizable palettes. Available in 17 shades.

  • Champagne Quartz
  • Velvet Plum
  • Sage
  • Forest
  • Burnt Sugar
  • Rock Star
  • Midnight
  • Cognac
  • Navajo
  • Pink Pearl
  • Golden Peach
  • Gold Dust
  • Iced Blue
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Brown Stone
  • Java

On Counter: Metallic Lip Color slated for September 2008. Metallic Eyeshadows will be available August 2008.

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