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Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What would give up first: eyeshadow or eyeliner? Why? What are the pros/cons of each?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Ohh, swatches galore! I’m happy to share with you Brooke’s Strobeblossom swatch (above), as well as several fun swatches from Mrs. Lynne. Thanks girls!

Check out swatches for Beauty Powder Blushes and Strobe… Continue reading →

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Olivella Moisturizer Oil ($21.95)

This product is categorized as a deep moisturizing treatment for both face and body, and thus, it is targeted for those with very dry skin. It is made from 100% virgin olive oil while it has a light floral scent. It is said to be rich in antioxidants and vitamins. You only need a drop or two to apply to face or body. It is best to do it shortly after a shower, because damp skin better absorbs the product without leaving much in the way of an oily residue. I do find that it takes anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes to totally absorb, which means this is not ideal for those who only have ten or fifteen minutes to get ready in the morning.

I like this product when I think about it as more of a treatment for incredibly dry skin that is best used shortly before bed, so you don’t have to worry about being oily at work or what have you. It can be purchased (and you can learn about Olivella products) at www.olivellasoap.com.

Would you use this product? Have you?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm ($15.95) is a lightweight balm to help smooth stray hairs and strands that is humidity resistant. It is meant to work in conjuction with your blow dryer, so be sure to apply this to towel-dried hair (e.g. damp hair), and then blow dry to finish smoothing. The scent of the Super Skinny Relaxing Balm is a subtle green apple, which ends up drying down virtually scentless (that’s probably a good thing!). This is very much a uni-tasking product, and since my hair is low maintenance, I don’t personally have a need that this product fills. However, I do get stray flyaways from time to time, and this does reduce the amount I get, so that is helpful!

Find a salon near you that carries Paul Mitchell products at www.paulmitchell.com.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Biore Mandarin Blossom Nose Strips ($6.99 for 8) is a twist on their traditional deep cleansing nose strips, because they are now lightly scented with a citrusy scent of mandarin blossom (this is a limited edition offering). These strips bond with dirt and help remove build-up after wearing the strip for ten to fifteen minutes. It is recommended that these strips are used once a week to help remove weekly build-up from deep within the skin (which means those eight strips will last you two months, not bad for the price!). It is really important that you follow directions (cleanse thoroughly, dampen the nose, and wait!) to maximize the results. Just a helpful FYI based on experience, HA! I find these work well enough to merit the weekly usage, and they are perfect for my weekly pamper-me-day. The scent of mandarin blossom is really light and reminds me a bit of taking a jaunt the spa – not at all a heady or overwhelming scent at all.

Get yours at drugstore.com or at your local drugstore.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Joyce wanted to share her Heatherette haul photos with us–and wow, Heatherette never appealed to me as much as it does after seeing these! Thanks Joyce! (BTW, talk about one nice haul!)

Check out several more photos! Continue reading →