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Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

When do you take off your makeup? Is it on until right before you hit the pillow? Do you take it off as soon as you get home from your day?

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Ojon’s Tawaka “The Ball” ($65.00) is a cleanser and full-body polish. Inspiration behind the product comes from a 1000 year-old cleansing ball only available in the Tawaka villages in Central America. Ojon’s version contains Savage Cacao (antioxidants), Ojon Oil (restorative), Alula Leaf Extract (anti-irritation), Passion Fruit Oil (Omega-6), Swa oil (moisturizing). Each ball takes two days to produce, and each one contains as many antioxidants as would be found in 2,834 pounds of blueberries.

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How do you get your lip color to stay on? Do you have a special technique? Do you just keep reapplying throughout the day?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Choose or Lose

Do you like your lipgloss sticky or non-sticky?

  • Non-sticky! (63%, 426 Votes)
  • Either or, doesn't matter. (25%, 171 Votes)
  • Sticky! (11%, 71 Votes)
  • Other (Share your answer in the comments!) (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 674

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I wanted to do some color, but since I was going to hang out with my relatives, I didn’t want to go full-out with the color. I thought a more neutral lid with color in the crease would give me the best of both worlds!

Happy Friday! Weekend’s almost here :) Any exciting plans?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (pastel white-gold), Mink & Sable eyeshadow (olive green), Humid eyeshadow (forest green), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Nuance mineralize blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: High 90s slimshine (coral-pink), Nymphette lipglass (sheer gold-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Mink & Sable = Sumptuous Olive; Nuance = Peachykeen; High 90s = Skew

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the lid, apply Dreammaker using the 239. Darken the outer lid using Mink & Sable eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Intensify the crease with Humid eyeshadow with the 239. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Nuance using the 129. Apply High 90s slimshine to lips, and then top with Nymphette lipglass for color and shine.

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Friday, August 8th, 2008

Before threading.

So for the past week, I’ve been meaning to get my face threaded (if you don’t know what that is–just keep reading!), and I finally got around to it yesterday. I found the lovely woman who did the job through Yelp!, based on the fact that there were few in the area, and she had an insane amount of positive reviews (like 170+). Essentially, threading is a hair removal technique. Threading uses a cotton thread, tied in a loop, held between your two hands, and then twisted. If you search for “threading” on YouTube, you’re bound to see a few tutorials. Yes, you can do it at home, and while I attempted it many moons ago, it wasn’t something I could do well right away. Now that I’ve had it done “professionally,” I may try working on getting better at doing it myself.

Read about my experience and see some after photos! Continue reading →