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Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Treat Beauty was founded by Marnie Massie who found herself having sensitive skin, but couldn’t find the right set of products available to her, so what did she do? Create her own line of natural alternatives to soothe her dry skin! Marnie wanted her products to not only be natural and cruelty-free, but delicious, and she really hit the mark. I recently tested out these two lip products from Treat Beauty: Kiss and Make It Butter lip scrub and Sweet butter Rose Tinted lip balm.

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Friday, October 5th, 2007

I recently had the amazing opportunity to interview makeup artist Napoleon Perdis, who is also the founder of Napoleon Perdis, the makeup line. He first debuted his cosmetic line in 1995, and you can find it quite readily all throughout Australia and New Zealand. He also launched his own makeup academy the same year in Paddington, Sydney.

Some of Temptalia’s favorite Napoleon Perdis products have been their gorgeous Blush Patrol, which is a baked and pressed powder with darling swirls of pink and raspberry, along with their Empress nail polish. I also love the matching Empress gloss (it’s a great color, because it looks like a lip stain and is so lightweight, perfect for on-the-go).

What’s the feelings and ideas behind the line and how Napoleon approaches beauty?

Napoleon’s philosophy is focused on female empowerment and individuality taking a cross-generational, multi-ethnic approach to beauty. For this reason, in the span of a decade, Napoleon Perdis has made his mark around the globe with inspirational and customised capsule collections of products that empower women and give them the tools they need to bring the perfect look into their own reality.

Enjoy our interview!

Temptalia: First, thank you so much for taking my questions! What inspired you to start your own line, and what keeps you inspired to pursue and expand the line?
Napoleon: I was inspired by my Greek mother. I would watch her put her makeup on everyday and I was immediately attracted to color and glamour. I have four daughters and I just love women. That’s what keeps me inspired.

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Friday, October 5th, 2007

What do you do to relax? How do you wind down after a long day?

I used to play with makeup, actually! Now, I watch trash TV to wind down after I come home from law school, but sometimes I play with makeup to have a little fun, too.

P.S. – What do you have planned for this weekend? It’s fall recess for me, so it’s a four-day weekend. The boyfriend and I are heading to Monterey to visit the aquarium and have dinner (it’s our two-year anniversary!) on Monday.

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I used Painterly paint pot on lid, Blanc Type eyeshadow on inner lid, Pen ‘n Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Fig. 1 eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pen ‘n Pink eyeshadow above crease, Blanc Type eyeshadow on brow, and Raven kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush with Lovely Lilac beauty powder to highlight and Emote blush to contour. I had Rougette mattene lipstick with Atmospheric lipglass and a dusting of Lovely Lilac beauty powder on my lips.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2007

What is your favorite lipstick? Who makes it, what kind of color is it, and what makes it so fabulous?

My favorite lipstick is by MAC and it’s called Mari-sheeno. It’s this gorgeous deep coral with pink undertones in it.

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Crazy Rumors is a brand that seeks to turn lip balm into something organic AND fun, without any synthetic products or going over the top. These tasty lip balms were created by Brian Himmel and Edie Sherman, and they have launched twelve total flavors: six as part of the “Brew – Tea Balm” side, and an additional six under “Perk – Lip Latte.” All ingredients are natural, vegan-friendly, and never tested on animals. For you green folks, packaging for Crazy Rumors is 100% recyclable! Unlike some independent or organic brands, these products are totally affordable and even surprisingly inexpensive. $4 per lip balm OR buy a set of either Perk or Brew for only $22. I think regular ol’ Chapstick costs around there, so I think it’s a great deal. Plus, I think nearly everyone can use lip balm, which means perfect holiday gift! Small and lightweight makes it easy to carry around in your pocket for less heavy makeup days, and even non-makeup lovin’ boys will enjoy the wide range of scents.

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