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Monday, February 18th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Who would you like to see as the next Viva Glam spokesmodel? Why that person?

Question courtesy of Tanya!

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Yay for Sundays! Sundays mean catching up on school work, which means a whole truckload of reading and then some.  I try to do all of the reading for the week on Sundays, because I tend to be far too exhausted during the week to do it.  Thankfully I have Monday off since it is Presidents’ Day, and thus, I can spend my Sunday lounging around and catching up on some fun, beauty reading!

Here is the best of the week from the Beauty Blog Network…

What are you reading this lovely Sunday?

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you copy looks you see on others? Do you find yourself inspired or eager to copy a look you’ve seen on someone (in person, YouTube, tutorial, etc.)? Why/why not?

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Eyes

  • Lid: MAC Old Gold pigment with mixing medium as base
  • Brow: Naked Lunch
  • Inner to mid crease: Sumptuous Olive
  • Mid to outer crease: Mulch
  • Outer crease: Carbon
  • Waterline & lower lash line: MAC Mystery Kohl pencil
  • Upper lash line: Almay liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara: Lancome Definicils

Face

  • MAC Face and Body Foundation N2
  • Skinfinish Mineralize powder in medium
  • MAC Peaceful (from Raquel Welch line)

Lips

  • Liner: Kevyn Aucoin Medium Nude
  • Lipstick Utter Pervette
  • Gloss: Flowerosophy

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Saturday, February 16th, 2008

DHC recently launched a Salicyclic Acid Acne Treatment System that includes a Salicylic Acne Wash ($13.00), Salicylic Acne Toner ($14.00), Salicyclic Face Milk ($19.00), and Acne Spot Therapy ($12.00). The wash is a non-drying cleansing gel that foams to gently exfoliate, while calming skin with aloe vera and green tea. I find that it’s fairly gentle, despite being an active acne-fighting product, so my eyes handle it well if any gets in them on accident. The toner works well for those who are oilier, but I found myself skipping this part of the four-step routine when I was pressed for time (that’s probably a big oops, right?) because I felt like I didn’t need it. The Face Milk is a lightweight moisturizer that is  targeted to help reduce acne because of the salicyclic acid in it, but it ensures hydrated skin while doing so. Out of the system, I think one of my favorite products was the Spot Therapy, because I felt like it did help to minimize redness caused by new blemishes in a short amount of time. Many acne-fighting products tend to dry out skin, which is why I liked the DHC system, because they recognize that and make sure to infuse their products with hydrating ingredients to give skin the balance it needs while breaking down blemishes.

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What is most important to take care of, beauty-wise? Do you think that the eyes or lips or skin or even hands are the most important?