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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Beauty Resolution: Go Green in 08

It’s a new year, so welcome in a new you! Yes, we all know the ‘New 2008 You’ will eat less and exercise more but how about making a New Year’s resolution that will actually make a difference? Make 2008 the year when you go green and let LUSH help you stick to it! Going green doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a fortune, or give up all your favorite luxury products. LUSH makes it easy for you to help the planet by offering a shop full of fresh handmade cosmetics made from the finest natural ingredients, containing minimal or no preservatives and packaging (which means less waste heading to landfill). Going Green has never been easier and so much fun with these new offerings from LUSH!

  • Go Green Solid Perfume ($11.95) – A citric blend of grapefruit, bergamot and neroli oils refresh while earthy vetivert calms and sweet, woodsy sandalwood oil encourages well-being. Cedar leaf, fennel and thyme oils add to the fresh, just-emerged-from-a-field aromatic bouquet.
  • Go Green Body Spray ($19.95) – A fragrance that meets the challenge of a busy lifestyle and keeps you feeling fresh. This body spray is dedicated to those who focus on making a environmental difference by walking the walk, literally.
  • Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar ($7.95) – Peppermint stimulates growth, while tea tree and rosemary help reduce dandruff and flakes. On top of being environmentally friendly, it’s fabulously fragranced with our refreshing Go Green scent.
  • The Greeench Deodorant ($7.50) – A herbal fragranced, aluminum-free underarm freshness with no harsh chemicals or unnecessary packaging.

I can’t wait to receive some of my Go Green goodies! I’ll have reviews for you soon (but of course). But for now, check out great photos of the environmentally-friendly treats! Continue reading →

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

The Audience
Temptalia readers are composed of 97.6% females and only 2.4% males (hey guys!). The majority of our readers are aged 22-30 (44.5%), with 32% of readers aged 18-22; this means 76% of our readers fall into the category of 18-30 (one of the most prized female demographics). 13% of readers are age 30-40, while only 4% of readers are over 40. We have a few younger readers, roughly 7% of readers are under 18 (but only 0.2% are under 14).

Now, see the results for the best brands, products, and collections of the year, from your votes! (Be sure to add your own result commentary by leaving a comment!) Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

How do you celebrate an occasion? What do you do to make something really special? (And yes, totally not beauty-related… I was stumped!)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

These photos were leaked earlier today at TheCarmineVault, which has a ton of Fafi news and updates, so if you love Fafi… bookmark it!  I have to tell you, I adore Google Alerts for keeping me in the Fafi loop!

Check out one more photo… Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Charlene tells us what she used…

I used gold pigment from a brand I’m not sure of, for the inner eye corner (tear drop), a hot pink eyeshadow from my pallette with 88 colors on the lid and blended with the Milani storm eyeshadow that I used on the outer lid. I used the same gold pigment for the brow bone and blended downwards into the pink and black. I used MAC 3D lipglass in Wondershine. I used Tarte -Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to complete the look.

See a closed-eye shot, Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

MAC ANNOUNCES “ARE YOU A MAC ORIGINAL?” CONTEST
In celebration of its new Originals Collection.

New York, December 18, 2007 — MAC Cosmetics announced the “Are You A MAC Original?” contest to launch their new limited edition collection The Originals. The contest is a celebration of one’s individuality and originality — qualities intrinsic to the MAC brand. Launching nationally through the MAC website (www.maccosmetics.com), the contest will also run regionally in 6 key cities across the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston.

The MAC Originals Collection will launch in stores December 19, 2007. The Originals pays tribute to popular product shades both discontinued or existing that consumers covet and can’t live without. The Originals, a collaboration of the new and the old, introduces new textures and modified formulations of must-have Lipsticks, Lipglass, Eye Shadows and Pigments.

National Contest — How to Enter?
To enter the “Are You A MAC Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit www.maccosmetics.com beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite MAC products, along with 50words on what makes them a MAC Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 MAC gift card and the complete Originals collection.

Regional Contest — How to Enter?
On a regional level, MAC will hold the “Are You A MAC Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. MAC customers can visit designated MAC locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 MAC gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.

For contest rules and regulations, please visit www.maccosmetics.com.