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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Here is the full set of MAC Sugarsweet Collection product photos :) Thanks Bjooti.net!

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Estée Lauder | Vivid Garden

Warm temperatures and sunny days call for a festive garden tea party. Set in a delightfully feminine garden of blooming flowers in shades of pinks and purples, delectable petit-fours and decadent layer cakes iced in fanciful butterfly and bloom designs are passed on shining silver trays as guests enjoy a selection of delightful elixir teas. An atmosphere of fresh airiness abounds with guests dressed in softly flowing dresses with youthful expressions of color in unordinary combinations.

Face

  • Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder ($32.00)
  • Duo-Tone Eye Pencil in Onyx Pearl ($18.50)

Jasmine Garden Look (Saks Fifth, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus)

  • Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Jasmine Garden ($35.00)
  • Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Sweet Lychee ($22.00)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Lotus Blossom ($18.00)

Orchid Garden Look (Nordstrom Exclusive)

  • Signature Eyeshadow Quad in Orchid Garden ($35.00)
  • Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Peach Blossom ($18.00)
  • Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Coral ($22.00)
  • Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Peach Blossom ($18.00)

This limited edition collection is available on counter now.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Lush Retread Conditioner ($22.35 for 8.4 fl. oz.)

I’m usually a big fan of Lush products, but this product left me wanting more. I found that this conditioner didn’t work as well as conditioners I’ve tried in the past (AG Hair, Herbal Essences, etc.), but what dismayed me is I felt like I needed to use quite a bit in order to cover all the hair I wanted to condition. I feel like if I used this as my regular conditioner, I’d probably go through the jar in a month–and I have shorter hair now! I think the problem I have with it is I can’t “work it in.” It just feels like it stays put wherever it first comes in contact with my hair, so I can’t spread it or work it through my hair at all.

The scent of Retread is an organic-floral kind of scent. There’s that more traditional organic scent (though not nauseating), but you can sniff a little perfume-y floral-ness to it, as well. The scent does linger a bit in the hair after rinsing the product out, and it’s one of those smells you either love, can put up with, or just hate. Since it lingers, you’ll want to try to do a sniff-test before you bring it home with you! (I was mostly indifferent, personally!)

I do feel this product is better suited as a leave-in conditioner or a hair mask worn for five minutes or so outside of the shower with damp-to-almost-dry hair. I think wrapped up in plastic, it will condition better. Since it would be used more as a treatment than part of your day-to-day routine, it would also allow you to stretch the product out over time and get more value out of it.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How often do you purge your stash? Do you sort through and throw things out regularly? Set aside things to give away/sell?

Temptalia's Answer.

I try to go through my stash every four to six months to figure out what products I’m using, which ones I can’t bear to give away to friends/family, and whether I’m close to finishing any. I also try to pull out old favorites that I’ve been missing, too, while sorting!
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Say hello to our new logo!

Temptalia’s logo has gotten a major revamp, and we hope you like it as much as we do! Over the next few days, we’ll be implementing the new logo and schematics into the site, so keep your eye out :)

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away Givenchy Maharani Silver & Maharani Gold

We’re giving away one (1) Maharani Silver Glitter Eyeshadow and one (1) Maharani Gold Glitter Eyeshadow, recently launched with spring-summer 2009 collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us which one you want to win — you must pick one.

All entries must be submitted by February 28th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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