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Friday, June 27th, 2008

It took me awhile before I was swayed by the abilities of higher end hair dryers. I mean, I had survived for years off of a travel-size hair dryer from some random brand. Granted, I also loathed to dry my super thick and too long hair, so I seldomly did so. Enter the T3 Featherweight. Fell in love with the concept that I could actually blow dry my hair in a whopping five minutes–yes, five minutes!

Eager to try out other brands, I tested out FHI Heat’s Nano Salon Pro 1900 ($270.00), which is a bit more heavy duty than my Featherweight. What I disliked about the Featherweight (mostly the placement of the buttons) is not present in the Nano Salon Pro. I love that there were two speed and three heat settings you could change (plus the cool shot button). Also, unlike the Featherweight, the Nano Salon Pro comes with a diffuser already, which is great. No extra shopping around or trying to find one that works and fits well… (I never bothered to find one, as I’m hair-stupid anyway!)

It dried my hair about as fast as the Featherweight (perhaps a minute or two more), but it definitely impressed me as much as I remember the Featherweight did when I first used it, compared to old school blow dryers. The handle on the Nano Salon Pro is more ergonomic, which is good for my carpal tunnel ridden wrists!

I liked this blow dryer, and it is less expensive than the Featherweight (plus, on sale at Misikko!)–all positives in my book! With the buttons in a place where you’re not always in danger of accidentally turning your dryer off, I think this one is a bit better than the Featherweight. I ended up passing this on to my mom, though, because she blow dries her hair more often and could actually utilize the different heat/speed settings. (Hey, like I said, I’m totally a dunce about hair, so simple is all I really need!)

Find FHI Nano Salon Pro 1900 at www.misikko.com.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

For June, I want to see you rock BLUE! Here’s four more ladies who rocked blue eyeshadow–but don’t forget to check out the first, second, and third round of entries.  (Psst, I have a LOT of entries to post, so be on the look out!) Continue reading →

Friday, June 27th, 2008

My boyfriend asked me, “Why don’t you do more matte looks?” So fine! Here’s a matte look! I probably don’t do matte looks often because until I got Soft Ochre, I could never find a matte-base that I liked enough. No excuse now, I guess!  The only that annoys me is Blanc Type photographs poorly – it looks a lot whiter than it does in person (in fact, in person, you can hardly tell!). Boo!  Anyone else had that happen to them?

I used Soft Ochre paint pot all over lid, Blanc Type eyeshadow on inner lid, Soft Brown eyeshadow on middle of lid, Brun eyeshadow on outer lid, Copperlate eyeshadow on outer crease, Blanc Type eyeshadow on brow, Grain eyeshadow on lower lash line, Blacktrack fluidline on upper and lower lash lines, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Margin blush with Dior Amber Diamond SkinShimmer to highlight cheeks. I had Mari-sheeno lipstick (LE) with Dejarose lipglass (LE) and Cult Fave lipglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Mari-sheeno = NO DUPE; Dejarose = Pink Poodle; Cult Fave = Cultured

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Friday, June 27th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Where do you do all of your beautifying? Do you have your own vanity area? Stolen all of the bathroom counter space?

Question courtesy of Lisa!

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we have something for the kit lovers! We invite you to take a Summer Splash with Red Earth

  • Red Earth Enriched Eye Primer
  • Red Earth Moonlight Kiss Eyeshadow
  • Red Earth Pearly Cream Eyeshadow in Daisy Love
  • Red Earth Pearly Cream Eyeshadow in Plum Passion

This prize package is worth $45.00! 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 27th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

www.corsilver.com | Pick up a full-size bar of Cor soap for $85 instead of $125 from June 20th to June 31st.

www.bettesboutique.com | Beth Bender Beauty is having their friends & family sale where you can save 20% from June 27th to July 5th.Â