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Monday, April 21st, 2008

Choose or Lose

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? (including shower!)

  • 20 minutes to 1 hour (56%, 376 Votes)
  • 1 to 2 hours (29%, 192 Votes)
  • Less than 20 minutes (11%, 76 Votes)
  • 2 hours or more! (Bless you for your dedication!) (4%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 672

Seems like you guys like polls, so I’ll do them more often as a fun little post (don’t worry, it’s not replacing “real” content, LOL!). I know how several of you are perusing the site while at work, and who doesn’t love a little distraction?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Wore this on Saturday!

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Sunny Girl eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, DressCamp Pink beauty powder (LE) on middle of lid, Stars N Rockets eyeshadow on outer lid and outer crease, Parfait Amour eyeshadow above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow to highlight, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore DressCamp Pink beauty powder (LE) with Daisydust beauty powder (PRO) on cheeks. I had Too Fab lipstick (LE) with Fashion lipglass (LE) on my lips.

Substitutions are based on best permanent dupes available, may not be 100% dupe! Sunny Girl = Goldmine + Nylon; DressCamp Pink = True Romantic beauty powder blush; Feline = Graphblack; Too Fab = Lustering; Fashion = Pink Poodle

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Monday, April 21st, 2008

SPF30+ with moisturizer | These are products that have SPF 30 or higher and are also meant to hydrate the skin (so a two-in-one product).

philosophy ‘shelter’ tinted spf 30 sunblock ($20.00) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 5.0% (s-UVA)
  • Titanium Dioxide 1.2% (UVB/UVA)*

Lancôme Sôleil Ultra Expert Sun Care Face Cream SPF 50 ($31.50) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Octocrylene 7.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 6.0% (s-UVA)
  • Titanium Dioxide 5.81% (UVB/UVA)*

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion – SPF 30 ($42.00) contains:

  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate (UVB)
  • Avobenzone (UVA)
  • Octyl Salicylate (UVB)
  • Benzophenone-3 (s-UVA)

Laura Gellar Moisture Compound SPF 30 ($25.00) contains:

  • Avobenzone 3% (UVA)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5% (UVB)

Dermalogica Extra Rich Faceblock spf30 ($48.00) contains:

  • Homosalate 6.5% (UVB)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 4.0% (s-UVA)
  • Zinc Oxide 2.3% (UVA)

* Titanium dioxide is only shown to protect up to 385nm for UVA, while the range for damage is up to 400nm. Industry standard considers it to still be a broad spectrum UVA ingredient, but we wanted to note this so you can decide for yourself.

Make sure you check out our introduction to sunscreen here. These products are typically available at Nordstrom.com or Sephora.com.

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you ever gotten a makeover at a counter/store? How did it go? Did you like it?

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup do you take with on you a weekend trip? Anything? Your whole collection?

I asked this because I went up to my boyfriend’s mom’s house, and all I brought was Clinique Almost Powder & Hothouse lipglass, LOL.

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

SPF30+ | These are products currently available that offer SPF 30 or higher but do not fall into the category of water-resistant or moisturizing (at least not marketed as such).

Prescriptives ‘All-Weather Friend’ Daily Sun Protection SPF 40 ($26.50) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Titanium dioxide 5.0% (UVB/UVA)*

Elemis ‘Liquid Layer’ Sunblock SPF 30 ($39.00) contains:

  • Titanium dioxide 7.0% (UVB/UVA)*

Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 40 ($45.00) contains:

  • Zinc Oxide (UVA)
  • Octinoxate (UVB)
  • Octisalate (UVB)

Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 40 ($16.50) contains:

  • Titanium dioxide 6.0% (UVB/s-UVA)*
  • Zinc Oxide 8.0% (UVA)

Clarins UV Plus ($39.00) contains:

  • Titanium dioxide (UVB/UVA)*

Dermalogica solar defense booster spf30 ($43.00) contains:

  • Avobenzone 3.0% (UVA)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 5.0% (s-UVA)

* Titanium dioxide covers the UVA spectrum up to 385nm, but the UVA range that is damaging goes up to 400nm; industry standard considers it to still be a broad spectrum coverage, but we wanted to note it here so you can decide.

Make sure you check out our introduction to sunscreen here. These products are typically available at Nordstrom.com or Sephora.com.