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Thursday, June 5th, 2008

La Mer Supports Oceana in celebration of 2008 World Ocean Day

Dr. Max Huber, the founder of La Mer and creator of the legendary Crème de la Mer, looked to the sea for inspiration. While researching the sea kelp beds off the coast of Southern California, Dr. Huber developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the ocean and worked to preserve its health and integrity. Today, in honor of his legacy, La Mer proudly announces its support for Oceana, the largest international ocean advocacy group, for World Ocean Day on June 8, 2008. This June, La Mer will donate $100,000 to Oceana to help fund global initiatives and support Oceana’s missions of ocean conservation.

Created in 1992, World Ocean Day provides an annual opportunity to recognize the sea’s importance as a vital ecosystem and to learn how to protect its resources for future generations. Supported by its marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates worldwide, Oceana’s work is strategic and delivers targeted results. With La Mer’s donation, Oceana will be able to increase research voyages on their Ketch catamaran, Ranger, and better patrol, document, and fight destruction of the ocean’s unique ecosystem. La Mer pays tribute to Dr. Max Huber through this partnership and celebrates its heritage and commitment to the welfare of the ocean.

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Once you find a staple product, do you ever switch from it? Do you still seek even better products despite having found a great one you use all the time?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Plank’s Cor Soap ($125.00) is something that sort of makes me go, “WHAT?!” because $125 for a 120-gram bar of soap? It is a facial soap, but it is designed to basically do everything in your skincare regimen: revives, plumps, tones, balances, deep cleans, and heals surface skin. To apply, massage gently into skin for one minute, and then keep the foam on for three to four minutes. According to Plank, one bar of Cor soap will last you six months, and if it truly does it all, then it’s not such a bad concept. The product contains silver, silica, collagen, chitosan, and sericin as its main ingredients, which are micronized in such a way that they are bettle able to penetrate the layers of the skin. Cor soap’s pH is supposed to be similar to the natural pH of skin, so it should be good for all skin types.

Silver helps destroy bacteria while also speeding up growth and repair of skin cells. Silica helps get everything to the dermis layer of the skin. Four types of collagen are found in Cor soap, including marine collagen, which gets into the dermis layer of the skin. Chitosan is a natural fiber that helps to even out skin tone as well as help with cell regeneration. Sericin is a soluble protein from silk that’s moisture-binding and film-forming, it helps form a protective film to lock in moisturizer and give protection against the sun.

I used Cor for two weeks, and it didn’t cause me any additional skin problems. I also found that it helped keep my skin moisturized throughout the day, and it lathered and foamed nicely in the shower. However, like soaps in general, it gives me this squeaky clean kind of feeling on the skin. I can’t really describe it, but I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about… skin isn’t necessarily tight so much as that if you attempt to run your hand across it, it gets stuck or jagged. Anyway, I hate that feeling, which is why I use body washes and not soaps! So for me, this is a personal preference, and I can’t see myself opting for this. I also don’t feel right just using one product–I feel like I need more, whether or not that’s really true is an entirely different story.

Here is one great thing, though. You can give Cor a chance by picking up a sample size that should last you two weeks or so, and it’s only $12! Now, at $12, it makes it worth giving it a shot to see if it can replace all of your cleansers, toners, etc.  Learn more or purchase at www.plankdesigns.com.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

I used Copper Sparkle pigment on lid, Firespot eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on middle of lid, Coppering eyeshadow on outer lid, Cranberry eyeshadow on outer crease, Goldmine eyeshadow above crease and brow, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) on brow, Goldmine eyeshadow on lower lash line, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Other Worldly (LE) blush on cheeks with Dior Amber Diamond SkinShimmer to highlight. I wore Antiquitease lipstick (LE) with Dejarose lipglass (LE) and She-Gold lipglass (LE).

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Firespot = Amber Lights (not a great dupe); Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Graphblack; Other Worldly = Honour; Antiquitease = Siss (maybe); Dejarose = Pink Poodle + Venetian; She-Gold = Instant Gold

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Does packaging matter?

  • Yes (80%, 512 Votes)
  • No (20%, 126 Votes)

Total Voters: 638

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup is in your bag/purse right now? It’s been asked before, but I know many of you change it up, and you never know what you may find…

Me – Fuchsia Fix TLC, Lil’ Sizzler lipgelee, and… that’s it!