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Monday, September 15th, 2008

Beth Bender Beauty put out this great trio for summer that is/was perfect for the season, but it also makes for a nice way to fade into fall, too. This eyeshadow trio is called SGB ($36.00), and it is available at www.bettesboutique.com. I love the coppery brown color, and I think the pale golden shade makes for a nice all-over lid color. Beth Bender also knows about easy beauty, because she also is responsible for for the Get In Line Eyeilner & Stencil kits–making lining easier for those of us who struggle!

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Monday, September 15th, 2008

Giogrio Armani Face Fabric ($45.00) is the latest from GA when it comes to foundations. It is my first time trying any Giorgio product, let alone one of their foundations (which are pretty highly touted!). Face Fabric is described as “second skin nude makeup.” It’s actually an accurate description of how the foundation feels. The easiest way to describe the texture and feel of this foundation is to call it a tinted primer. It has much of the same texture as a silicone-based primer does (like Smashbox Photofinish), but this is clearly tinted to act like a foundation.

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Monday, September 15th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, even the wee ones can get in on the fun with BABY BEAUTY…

  • Belli Baby Pamper Me
  • Belli Baby Nourish Me
  • Belli Baby Calm Me
  • Belli Baby Protect Me

This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite part about pregnancy is/was, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 16th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules). Today’s prize package is for babies, so if you do not have or plan to have one shortly, please do not enter!

Good luck!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What do you do if you don’t like your makeup? You spend your time, doing your makeup, but the result isn’t so great. Do you take it off? Re-do it? Keep it on anyway?

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Remember when I told you about HauteLook’s Stila sale? Well, I finally had a chance to swatch the products I bought from them. The four products you see above cost me $30, plus shipping, which isn’t a bad deal at all! I did a look using the trio here, too. The circular designed product is Mazatlan eyeshadow. The other three products came as a set (along with a bronzer, which isn’t pictured, because I gave it away), the “Glow Bronzing Set.” It came with Stila’s Bronze Smudgepot, Gold Glow trio eyeshadow, Brown Sugar Lip Glaze (I think…), and then the bronzer.  Pretty good deal :)

My favorite out of the four products was the Lip Glaze, but I’m glad I got it on sale. I don’t see myself paying the $22 retail price for them otherwise!  It’s very glossy and smooth, great color, and it wears well throughout the day.  The two shadow trios I got were decent, but I’m not a huge fan of mineral (or mineral-like) eyeshadows… if it’s baked, I probably won’t fall in love.

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Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Tutorial for this look! :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse base), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Tempting eyeshadow (bronzy brown), Dark Edge eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Next To Nothing eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Rich Gruond fluidline (brown) Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Other Worldly blush (bronze)
  • Lips: Creme Cerise lipstick (dirty peach-nude), Jampacked lipglass (dark vampy berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Dark Edge = Brun; Next To Nothing = Shroom; Other Worldly = Raizin; Creme Cerise = Peachstock; Jampacked = Desire

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