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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How important is price to you when it comes to buying a beauty product? Are you budget-conscious or do you forget the dollar signs?

Monday, December 31st, 2007

LUSH wants you to “Go Green” this 2008, and I think it’s obvious that I am a definite LUSH fan, but me? Green?  I’m a bit loathe to admit it, but I’m not necessarily the greenest nor eco-friendliest person you’ll meet.  Despite this, however, I have attempted on several occasions to try more organic and environmentally friendly products, but I have met mostly mediocre results.  Becoming a LUSH junkie has given me a better taste for more natural and green products, though, so when they came out with some eco-savvy products for their Go Green promotion, I felt I had to give them a whirl.

Inspired by UK-based environmental activist, Rebecca Lush (really, that’s her name), Go Green is a whole new line of fragrance dedicated to those who focus on making a environmental difference by walking the walk, literally. A genuine lady, Rebecca eschews single-passenger vehicles and routinely walks, cycles or takes public transportation. But, sometimes such activities leave her feeling less than fresh. So, Mark Constantine, our founder, created a fragrance just for her (and those of us like her).

GO GREEN — THE SCENT | You must enjoy the Go Green scent, as it is infused into each product of the Go Green promotion.  If the scent makes you cringe, it’ll be hard to see you loving any of these!  The scent itself is a citrus-y scent with a woody after-scent; it tends to smell almost like cleanliness does (just that good clean scent).  It will definitely give you a vision of earthly delights and a touch of nature whenever you use one of the products.  I found that the perfume is the most heavily scented, while the other products are more subtle (which makes sense).

For reviews of Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar, The Greench, Go Green Solid Perfume, and Go Green Body Spray… Continue reading →

Monday, December 31st, 2007

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Are you staying in or going out? Hanging with friends, family, or significant other?

I’m at my boyfriend’s mom’s house (and have been for the weekend), and we celebrate with his family and a few of his friends that happen to stop by. Lots of appetizers and laughing galore. Can’t wait for my New Year’s kiss!

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

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As the year comes to end, the Splendicity community has gathered up it’s best posts from the year. Take a look at what you might have missed over the year. Be sure to check out all of the members posts to get to know some of the best beauty, fashion, style, and shopping blogs on the web.

BEAUTY
Viva Woman finds out how to read the secret batch codes of beauty products and determine their expiry date.
A Touch of Blusher brings you highlights from 2007.
Makeup and Beauty Blog brings you 5 Makeup and Beauty Tips from Paris Hilton.
Savvy Skin tells you the Top 10 Signs You’re A Beauty Junkie.
Just in time for you to ring in the New Year, makeup loves me teaches you the fine art of properly applying false eyelashes.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully shares the Top 10 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2008.
Beauty and Fashion Tech has found that The ThermaClear Acne Treatment Device is One of the Year’s Most Interesting and Useful Devices.
The results are in for Temptalia’s Best of Beauty Awards 2007, check out who won!
Sugar Shock says, “My Lips are Sealed“.
Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic spends time with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey and Max Factor.
Beauty Secrets Revealed Shares a Blueberry Age-Defying Face Pack Recipe.
At Teen Style Lounge, Liberty shares 6 Quick Tips to Super Kissable Lips.
eBeautyDaily lists the top 10 beautiful things she couldn’t do without in 2007.
The Scented Life says that Bond no 9 is bringing Andy Warhol back to life – in a little silver bottle!
Beauty Banter muses on the 5 Minute Make-Up application! Including the EXACT products you’ll need to achieve the no-fuss look!
NY Spender asks “Is your hair color right for you?
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! thinks the Baby Quasar LED Light Therapy is a splendid secret weapon against acne & wrinkles.
Makeup Minute thinks Billy B’s Paintbrushes are splendid beauty tools that are worth every penny.
Cinnamon Kitten‘s 2007 in Review: 5 Favorite New Products.
Beautyholics Anonymous has Effective Ways To Losing Weight.
Beautiful Makeup Search says that this is one must-have beauty product that works for everyone.

Continue reading →

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Kristen shares this gorgeous bright teal eye with us!

She tells us how she did it:

I applied NW20 concealer on my lid using Bobbi Brown’s concealer brush. It primes my eye and reduces redness.  I used Sonia Kashuk’s concealer brush to apply Blue Peep Fluidline all over my lid and into my crease. I applied Big T eyeshadow to the outer corner of my lids using Bobbi Brown’s Eye Smudge brush. Using a mini Bobbi Brown eyeshadow brush, I put Nylon eyeshadow under my brow and over my crease to lighten the color. I lined my top lashline with Blacktrack Fluidline and applied a few coats of BlackSplash mascara to my lashes.

Check out one more shot of her eye… Continue reading →

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I checked out Bobbi Brown’s Pink Raspberry Collection, and I have to say, the palette she put together for the launch is quite nice.  I played with the Pink Raspberry Face Palette; Pink Raspberry and Wild Raspberry lip crayons; and Black Raspberry lip sheer.

Pink Raspberry Face Palette is a palette meant for more subdued looks, because Navajo is a light white-gold shadow with soft shimmer, while Fog is a deeper, smoky charcoal-gray with light shimmer as well.  They both feel more semi-matte to me than anything; they’re definitely not frosty or over-the-top, so they’re perfect for just about anyone.  The Pink Raspberry blush is a bright medium pink that will need a light hand when applying it, because it is easy to go overboard.  I adore both of the lip sheers for their soft, pink-berry hues; knowing that they are meant to be sheer, I was not disappointing with their opacity.  I found that Raspberry was a deeper berry with pink undertones whereas Blue Raspberry was definitely a cooler, sheer pink.

Black Raspberry lip sheer is a berry-brown with more color than the lip sheers included in the palette, which makes it a nice alternative to those with more pigmented lips.  Both Pink Raspberry (warm pink with berry undertones) and Wild Raspberry (gorgeous brighter red-berry) lip crayons felt so glossy and smooth when applied.  They’re kind of like jumbo lip pencils, which means they’re great as liners, glosses, or lipsticks–my kind of tool!

Check out an upclose photo of the Pink Raspberry Face Palette… Continue reading →