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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.

See five lovely pink-themed looks! ! Continue reading →

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.

See some photos… Continue reading →

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Five Products That Changed My Beauty World

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator>> This review was recently posted, so it seems redundant to espouse its merits yet again, but I can’t help it. By far one of my favorite products I’ve purchased this year.

MAC Mineralize Blush>> These blushes are subtle, natural, and all of them make your skin look glowy. Some of my favorites are Dainty and Nuance, both are less intense than some of the deeper ones, like Merrily. These blushes work incredibly will with denser blush/powder brushes (I use the 129 and love it!), and I like how you can build the color intensity up to your desired level. I don’t have a super dark skin tone, but I’m not light by any means, and all of the blushes show up on me.

Clean & Clear’s In Shower Facial>> Need a budget exfoliator? Try this one. It is amazing, and your skin will feel so soft immediately after. It’s quick, easy, and affordable. What else do you need to hear?

Olay Quench Mousse>> My legs don’t scare away children anymore! Instead of scaly, dry legs, I can have smooth and supple ones. Quench hydrates amazingly well, and the moisturization lasts all day. I’m terrible and inconsistent about moisturizing my legs, so Quench’s lasting power is essential for me.

Kanebo Concealer>> My undereye bags can’t thank me enough. I love Kanebo’s Concealer, which comes in a clickable brush pen. They actually recently revamped the concealer brush, and I’m eager to try it to see how it compares with the original formulation.

What are five products that changed your beauty world?