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Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Belli is a skincare line that includes three branches: Belli Pregnancy, Belli Motherhood, and Belli Baby. Belli Pregnancy products are teratology screened to make sure that ingredients have never been associated with birth defects. Belli Motherhood products are Lact_med screened to make sure that it doesn’t contain ingredients that are problematic during nursing. Belli Baby provides incredibly gentle produts for the baby that exclude xenoestrogens (like phthalates) that may be potentially harmful.

I know we definitely have some moms on Temptalia, and I imagine we have some mothers-to-be, if not mothers-in-planning. Even though I have no plans [ever] to have children, I think it is worth every penny to ensure you give your baby the best health you can. Teratology screening is important when it comes to the products that may be absorbed through your skin.

Here are some products that you should definitely take a peek at, because I found them to work just as well as my normal skincare products based on trying and testing them out.

Belli Pregnancy | Acne Clearing Facial Wash ($22.00) exfoliates and uses acne-fighting ingredients without being drying. It uses hydroxyacid, and it is safe to use during pregnancy, unlike other acne treatments. Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator ($24.00) is a body scrub with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, and it is often used to prep skin for other Belli products. Elasticity Belly Oil ($42.00) helps prevent stretchmarks occurring–just like with anti-aging, prevention is more effective than repair.

But you know what products I want to REALLY try? Some of their stretchmark minimizing products! Unfortunately, mine are old and have nothing to do with pregnancy, LOL.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Still shopping for Mother’s Day? Here are a few more ideas!

LUSH’s Mum Gift is an adorable box that will tickle your mom’s nose the minute she opens it up! It contains The Comforter bubble bar, Sakura bath bomb, Lily Savon soap, Each Peach massage bar (mini), Celestial moisturizer (sample size), and Dream Cream! If you have a tub, bath bombs are divine, and massage bars? Your dad just might thank you later! Dream Cream is also a staple in my beauty closet! (And I totally have the Mum gift for myself, too!) Get yours at www.lushusa.com or in-store.

Kiehl’s Gardenia Hand and Body Lotion ($19.50), Gardenia Liquid Body Cleanser ($15.50), and Gardenia Candle ($28) will be a wonderfully fragrant favorite for “just-for-her” pampering. If you happen to live near a Kiehl’s freestanding store, you can do this nifty thing where you customize the package by putting it inside a certain gift box. I’m all about making gift baskets and the like! Available at www.kiehls.com.

Misikko is having a Mother’s Day sale, and Misikko is where Temptalia goes when she is need of a hair styling tool. I mean, hello, a T3 Evolution for only $189.99 (on sale, obviously!)

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What is your AM skincare routine? Share your products and suggestions! (Or find some!)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Quick look using Naughty Nauticals stuff, but I wasn’t satisfied with how it came out! The cool duochrome nature of Lark About & Stars ‘N Rockets is SO awesome, but it didn’t capture whatsoever in the photos. For some reason, I don’t any cool pink lipsticks (?!), or at least I couldn’t find any, which is what I really wanted to do as a lip base in this look!

I used Lark About pigment on lid, Vex eyeshadow on inner lid, Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Submarine eyeshadow (LE) on outer lid and crease, Vex eyeshadow above crease, Shroom eyeshadow on brow, Lark About pigment on lower lash line, Feline kohl power (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore True Romantic beauty powder blush (LE) with Lovely Lilac beauty powder (PRO) on cheeks. I had Sweetie lipstick with Ms. Fizz dazzleglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!
Lark About = Frozen White; Submarine = Blue Storm, Naval, Deep Truth; True Romantic = Breath of Plum; Ms. Fizz = Flashmode (maybe)

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Port Red lipstick?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Port Red! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Thanks to Iva for sharing this guest look with us!

She used:

  • Manhattan eyeshadow base
  • Creative eyes mono eyeshadow Arctic by Nivea
  • Creative eyes duo eyeshadow Havanna by Nivea
  • Manhattan eyeshadow no. 101
  • S-he stylezone eyeshadow trio 645/04
  • Essence eye pencil 03 Let’s dance
  • Christian Dior eye pencil 090 black
  • Nivea Beaute maximpact mascara 04 black

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