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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Overall, I enjoyed this collection enough that I found several products interesting enough to purchase. I felt like the lipsticks and lipglasses turned out to be my favorites, but I have been on a bit of lip kick lately. I really loved Back to Del Rio, Rozz Revival, Supersequin, and Utter Pervette! The glosses were all lovely, but of course I was attracted to both Avarice and Real Desire–two shades I would rarely wear. Nico Now is gorgeous and I think will be popular with most as it is quite the universal shade. Surprisingly, I found that I adored Daisychain and Ochre Style out of the eyeshadows–if we didn’t have Smoke Signals come out, I would love Charred and Clue, too.  Parrot is as to be expected; I can’t see any difference myself from the original formulation.  The pigments are all permanent, but they at least selected three shades that rock (Golden Olive, Melon, and Violet).  The reflects glitters are to die for, but you should have already known that as I covered them in their entirety from my PRO store haul!  Antique Gold is the must-get, if you like playing with color; Very Pink is a great glitter to use on cheeks and lips, though.  The collection offers something to everyone, even if addicts had expected their favorite hard-to-find products. Don’t knock it ’til you swatch it!

For an in-depth review of individual products and shades, plus additional swatches… Continue reading →

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Beauty Resolution: Go Green in 08

It’s a new year, so welcome in a new you! Yes, we all know the ‘New 2008 You’ will eat less and exercise more but how about making a New Year’s resolution that will actually make a difference? Make 2008 the year when you go green and let LUSH help you stick to it! Going green doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a fortune, or give up all your favorite luxury products. LUSH makes it easy for you to help the planet by offering a shop full of fresh handmade cosmetics made from the finest natural ingredients, containing minimal or no preservatives and packaging (which means less waste heading to landfill). Going Green has never been easier and so much fun with these new offerings from LUSH!

  • Go Green Solid Perfume ($11.95) – A citric blend of grapefruit, bergamot and neroli oils refresh while earthy vetivert calms and sweet, woodsy sandalwood oil encourages well-being. Cedar leaf, fennel and thyme oils add to the fresh, just-emerged-from-a-field aromatic bouquet.
  • Go Green Body Spray ($19.95) – A fragrance that meets the challenge of a busy lifestyle and keeps you feeling fresh. This body spray is dedicated to those who focus on making a environmental difference by walking the walk, literally.
  • Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar ($7.95) – Peppermint stimulates growth, while tea tree and rosemary help reduce dandruff and flakes. On top of being environmentally friendly, it’s fabulously fragranced with our refreshing Go Green scent.
  • The Greeench Deodorant ($7.50) – A herbal fragranced, aluminum-free underarm freshness with no harsh chemicals or unnecessary packaging.

I can’t wait to receive some of my Go Green goodies! I’ll have reviews for you soon (but of course). But for now, check out great photos of the environmentally-friendly treats! Continue reading →

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

The Audience
Temptalia readers are composed of 97.6% females and only 2.4% males (hey guys!). The majority of our readers are aged 22-30 (44.5%), with 32% of readers aged 18-22; this means 76% of our readers fall into the category of 18-30 (one of the most prized female demographics). 13% of readers are age 30-40, while only 4% of readers are over 40. We have a few younger readers, roughly 7% of readers are under 18 (but only 0.2% are under 14).

Now, see the results for the best brands, products, and collections of the year, from your votes! (Be sure to add your own result commentary by leaving a comment!) Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

How do you celebrate an occasion? What do you do to make something really special? (And yes, totally not beauty-related… I was stumped!)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

These photos were leaked earlier today at TheCarmineVault, which has a ton of Fafi news and updates, so if you love Fafi… bookmark it!  I have to tell you, I adore Google Alerts for keeping me in the Fafi loop!

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Charlene tells us what she used…

I used gold pigment from a brand I’m not sure of, for the inner eye corner (tear drop), a hot pink eyeshadow from my pallette with 88 colors on the lid and blended with the Milani storm eyeshadow that I used on the outer lid. I used the same gold pigment for the brow bone and blended downwards into the pink and black. I used MAC 3D lipglass in Wondershine. I used Tarte -Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to complete the look.

See a closed-eye shot, Continue reading →