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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How often do you clean your brushes? Daily, everyday? Do you do daily cleanings and then deep cleanings? What do you use?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Being TRUE Luminance Collection ($86.00) is an eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, band bronzer palette. All of the colors are the same size, which makes them versatile in terms of what you can use them for–they could all easily be used as eyeshadows. It comes with Matte Peach, Soft Pink Shimmer, Rich Golden Brown, Brownze Glaze, Gilded Pink, and Sheer Gold Metallic. What’s awesome is that they include a step-by-step instruction guide with the palette to help you apply certain looks and get ideas on how to use the multi-tasking palette. The colors included in this are nearly two inches in diameter, which makes them quite large, and I imagine it’ll take someone a very long time to ever finish one. The palette also comes with a Press Definer Brush for lining your eyes.

I loved the gold in this–it’s a very bright pop of sunny yellow gold, which makes it so perfect for summer wear.  There is a melony-peach color that works nicely as a wash all over the lid, as well as a blusher on warm skin tones.  The light pink color would look nice as both a shadow and a blush, depending on the look you were going for.  The colors were all pigmented, and I felt they went on quite smoothly.  There is a good mix of mattes and shimmers, so you’re bound to find yourself with plenty of looks to try.

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008

She used…


  • Studio Fix Fluid NC50
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Dark
  • Blush: Mocha Powder
  • I also have on Individual Lashes. Somehow, they’re still on :) I’ve only lost 1(added a pic of how they look close up)


  • Liner-Chestnut
  • Gloss-Dazzleglass Bare Necessity


  • Meet the Fleet
  • Pandamonium
  • Bell Bottom Blue
  • Lark About


  • Technakohl-Smoothblue
  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Fascinating Eye Kohl


  • Strut
  • Brow Set in Clear

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Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What do you think about drawn-on eyebrows? Would you wear them? Have you seen people rock them?

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 ($52.00) is a product that boasts 1% of pure oxygen and Vitamin A, which is a patented combination by Dr. Herzog. This cream is meant to be used both morning and night, and it does a whole slew of things. It promotes healing, increases cell regeneration, minimizes pores, detoxifies, hydrates, diminishes lines and wrinkles, and desensitizes sensitive skin.

I was using increased amounts of acne medications, and predictably, they made my skin more sensitive. There were few creams that I could use without feeling like my face was on fire. Vita-A-Kombi 1 was one of them, and even better, it can be used both morning and night. It is a fairly thick cream, and it does take some time (5 to 10 minutes) to sink into your skin. It is best applied with a light layer all over the face, but without rubbing it too much into the skin; instead, just let it absorb naturally. My skin looked refreshed, and it felt so soft.

My only complaint was that every time I used this, my boyfriend told me I smelled like old lady. So I ended up wearing this mostly at night, rather than day, because I didn’t want people thinking I smelled like “old lady.”  Otherwise, the results were right in line with what I expected, and my skin was happy to use it for a few weeks!

The Karin Herzog line was the first to stabilize and deliver pure oxygen in cream form. The brand manufacturers their products in Switzerland, doesn’t conduct animal testing, and products are hypo-allergenic.  Learn more at www.karinherzogus.com.

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Privacy Policy

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Effective Date:  August 15th, 2009

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