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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

LAURA MERCIER 2007 GIFT SETS ANND PALETTES

Laura Mercier brings us quite a few holiday specials this season. Try out the Double Pocket Cosmetic Bag, which will contain a few of your holiday goodies ($45.00); or pick up their mini brush set, which comes with a faux leather carrying case and six miniature brushes ($75.00). They have created two eye palettes in Daydream and Nightfall ($25.00 each). To accompany those palettes, take a peek at their Face Palette, which contains both dramatic and neutral tones ($50.00). You can’t forget your lips, and you’ll have three different sets to choose from: Mini Lip Colour Set with four mini-tubes ($40.00); Mini Lip Plumper Set with three lovely shades ($40.00); and their Stickgloss Palette with a mini Patchouli, Maple, Baked Earth, Brown Sugar and Peony Stickgloss ($40.00). Find the collection at www.lauramercier.com or www.sephora.com.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

TARTE 2007 GIFT SETS ANND PALETTES

Tarte has brought out quite a bit to perhaps overwhelm you this holiday season, but let Temptalia give you a quick summary of what to drool over. “We Wish You Wealth Palette” is a limited edition palette with something for every part of your face; it includes sixteen new eyeshadows, sixteen new lipglosses, four gel eyeliners, four cheek stains, three 24/7 lip sheers, eyelid primer, luminizer, and eyeshadow and eyelining brushes ($52.00). “We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Discovery Kit” is all about looking better, naturally, and as you can guess, it revolves around the skin; it contains Inside Out gloss, Lock & Roll creaseless eyeshadow duo, Clean Slate Face Primer, and Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in1 mascara ($38.00). “We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheekstain Set” is a three-piece set of cheekstains for your blushing pleasure ($30.00). Don’t miss the Ready-to-Wear/Pret-a-Porter dual look palette ($200 value), which includes six eyeshadows, two cream blushes, four lipsticks, a mini mascara, an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner brush, and a Rest Assured eyeliner ($44.00). Shop for Tarte at www.tartecosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.

Monday, October 15th, 2007

MAC COSMETICS | ANTIQUITEASE COLLECTION PRODUCT PHOTOS

SHE LOVES SILVER, SHE LOVES GOLD. SHE LOVES ANYTHING, RICH, EXTRAVAGANT AND OLD THE LOOK SHE ADORES, INSPIRED BY THE ORNATE EXCESS OF ANTIQUITY. HER INDULGENCES: DECORATION, THE REFINEMENTS OF CENTURIES PAST, BRUSHED WITH AUTHENTICITY. HER RICHEST TREASURES ARE GILDED, GOLDEN AND WORN LIKE TREASURES CLOSE TO HER SKIN. MODERN BY NATURE, SHE FLIRTS WITH THE STYLE AND FASHION OF ANOTHER TIME. SHE’S AN ANTIQUITEASE.

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Monday, October 15th, 2007

This weekend I had the brilliant idea to turn my bedroom “TV stand” (which was originally meant for the dining room, see reusing and revamping is always a good move) into my new vanity. If you saw my collection photos from January, you would have seen my dream vanity – separate from the sinks, huge mirror, etc. Unfortunately, I had to move to a new area, and I lost that great spot. I was constrained to two feet of counterspace, bad lighting, and one measly drawer (plus closet space, but who wants that?). Now, I have four shelves/cubby holes (there are two more on the bottom, but reserved for other junk) dedicated to housing my makeup habit! So I introduce you, Temptalia’s $30 storage solution…

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Monday, October 15th, 2007

What product do you covet so much you won’t touch it? What product do you just love, admire, and are afraid to use it for one reason or another?

Thinking about it, I don’t think there’s any product that I’m really scared to use. I don’t own too many incredibly expensive items, and I’ve always been a user rather than a sole makeup collector. Often, I recognize how many products I own, and that fact makes it nearly impossible to run out of anything!

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Dior dazzles us with their Holiday Bright Lip Gloss in a jeweled pendant with a copper-pink lip gloss hidden inside ($90.00).  For some more realistic purchases, don’t miss out on the “I Love Dior” palettes. The lip palette has four lipgloss shades, and in two sets – warm or cool ($40.00). The eye palettes also come in warm and cool with lovely colors ($40.00). Now available at Nordstrom.comicon.