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Sunday, October 14th, 2007


Smashbox has its “Beyond Beauty” Holiday 2007 collection filled with sets sure to delight any beauty addict. There is the Flawless Finish Skin Protectors Kit, which includes Photo Finish Foundation Primer in full size and 0.5 oz travel size, as well as Photo Op Under Eye Brightener ($49.00). Next up are their Fusion Eye & Cheek Palettes, containing 8 shimmering shades in one portable mirrored palette ($39.00), one is called Endless (warm), the other is called Reflects (cool). They also have an Encounter Brush Set, which includes six full-size white-haired brushes, four new to the Smashbox line, including powder brush #1, foundation brush #13, complexion correcter blush #25, shadow brush #26, micro definer brush #27, and precision liner brush #28, all in a cute travel case ($84.00). Also up for grabs is their Light Speed Lip Gloss set containing six ultra-luxurious sheer glosses ($29.00). This collection is now online at www.smashbox.com!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

With all of the holidays comin’ around the bend, it is also the time to gather with friends, family, and loved ones, which means travel. Whether you’re traveling for a few days or a few weeks, by plane or car or foot, you’re going to want to bring a few items of beauty necessity along with you, right? Now, when you go by plane, it is important to observe the 3 oz or less rule for all liquids, and all liquids must fit within a quart-size clear, plastic bag. Otherwise, it’s about how much you want to carry.I remember the first time I traveled for a week after becoming a beauty junkie, and I also remebering lugging far too much through the airport (a whole carryon’s worth – this was pre-liquid restrictions). It is important consider what kind of makeup and how much of it you really need when traveling, but I also love travel-size sets for when you want to bring everything, but those big bottles just don’t do it for you.Here are some of my favorites (though all those holiday gift sets are also perfect for travel, most often, but hey, if you haven’t gotten your holiday loot yet, try these!):


Philosophy “All-Stars” Travel Set is a perfect way to keep all your skincare organized and in mini-size. You’ll find Hope in a Jar, Hope in a Tube, Shear Splendor Shampoo, Shear Splendor Conditioner, and Kiss Me Red. Not a bad way to go for $35.00. Available at Nordstrom.comicon. Continue reading →

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

If you haven’, the weekend is a great time to get caught up on all the action here at Temptalia. These are some of the can’t-be-missed-posts from the past week!MAC Cosmetics | Alexander McQueen Review, Product Photos, Swatches, Alexander McQueen Promotional Photos, Antiquitease swatches, Antiquitease & Curiousitease Product PhotosHoliday 2007 | Check out the holiday 2007 offerings from… Benefit, Clinique, Givenchy, Lancome, LORAC, Make Up Forever, NARS, Stila, Too FacedFeatures | Temptalia’s Skincare RoutineReviews | Renee Rouleau cleanser, TINte Cosmetics Continue reading →

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

What’s your favorite lip combination? What mix of lipstick, gloss, or what-have-you makes your pucker stand out and call for attention? Perhaps tell us your favorite bold combination and favorite everyday combination, if that helps you to narrow it down!

I just love creating combinations, but there aren’t that many I end up revisiting (because I’m too busy finding new ones!). For awhile, I loved Fashionably Fuchsia lipstick + pinkish-purple glosses (Sweetie Cake, Hothouse). My standby combo is Mari-sheeno lipstick + a peachy/coral gloss (like Tartlette, Pink Grapefruit, Lychee Luxe).

Saturday, October 13th, 2007


Benefit is offering several gift sets that give you a chance to try some of their best selling products and save a little money doing it, too! “Best of Benefit: Beauty Bag Essentials” contains BADgal lash, Eye Bright, and Dallas ($46.00). They also have Her Glossinenss, which is a set of three double-ended wands with a total of six gloss shades, includingn A-list (bubble gum pink), Who Are You Wearing? (passion fruit pink), Who Does Your Work? (sheer wine), Talk to My Agent (sugar plum shimmer), Next Question Please (golden berry shimmer), and Kiss You (clear fuchsia) ($26.00). In the “Best of Benefit: Iconic Classics,” you’ll find their three “most coveted” products: BADgal lash, Dr. Feelgood, and Benetint ($58.00). Need a powder palette fix? Benefit’s “Ten Palette” features bronzers, highlighters, lip shades, and shadows ($28.00). Their latest “Justine Case” is a beauty refresher, containinng Some Kindn-a Gorgeous, Benetint, California Kissin’, and Eyecon ($30.00). Get your Benefit fix at www.benefitcosmetics.com.

Saturday, October 13th, 2007


Stila brings us several fun-filled beauty “best of stila” gift sets for less than their actual value (yay for holiday sets!). Check out their Gift of Glaze collection, which includes mini versions of Nutmeg Spice, Candy Cane, Grapefruit, Apricot, Vanilla, and Brown Sugar lip glazes ($28.00). Their Gift of Glamour includes lip glaze in Fruit Cake, eyeshadow in Kitten and Barefoot Contessa, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 in Shade 01, and Multi-effect Mascara in black ($60.00). Their Gift of Glow Bronzing Kit has your essentials for a golden glow, including Sun Bronzer SPF 15, lip glaze in Brown Sugar, Smudge Pot in Bronze, baked eyeshadow trio in Gold Glow, and a mini eyeliner brush ($45.00). View all the goodies at www.stilacosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.

P.S. – Save 20% and get free shipping on orders over $40 with discount code “DANIELLEBFF“! (Saw this on craigslist on Thursday, so I thought I’d pass it on!) Be sure to shop at www.stilacosmetics.com to save! Good til November 2007.