Friday, September 4th, 2009

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays!  Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like.  Recommend your favorite book, or tell us what you just started reading; share a great dessert recipe or a photo of your pet (which is sure to be the cutest, yeah?).

Now… have at it!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Kalie switched up MAC’s Fierce & Fabulous face chart — I love it when someone gets inspired and makes it their own!

Kalie’s Inspiration

I recreated the Fierce & Fabulous facechart. I did change it a bit by adding darker lips, darker more defined brows, and instead of a blush I just did a very intense contour of the face. I thought all of this would make the look more warrior-esque.

Get the Look

  • Eyes: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Chrome Yellow eyeshadow, MAC Wedge eyeshadow, MAC Vanilla pigment, Prestige white eyeliner, MAC Blacktrack fluidline, MUFE Smoky Lash mascara
  • Face: Bobbi Brown invisible coverage foundation in Alabaster, MAC Strada blusher, MAC Vanilla pigment
  • Lips: Benefit Ms. Behavin’ silky finish lipstick

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The team over at Reanamation Studios was inspired by the women of the U.S. military. Reana Leena was the makeup artist, Teresa Wood was responsible for wardrobe and photography, and Natalie Lageder was the model. Enjoy!

Reana’s Inspiration

I decided that there was no need to look around the world for an exotic warrior woman. We are from Oceanside, CA, home of the Camp Pendleton United States Marine Corps base. There are so many brave “warrior” woman fighting in the US military and this photo shoot is a way to celebrate their heroism.

Get the Look

  • Eyes: Painterly paint pot, Naked Lunch eyeshadow, Humid eyeshadow, Sketch eyeshadow, Ricepaper eyeshadow, Coffee eyeliner, Teddy kohl eyeliner
  • Face: Fix + Rose, Strobe Cream, Prep & Prime Line Filler, Prep & Prime Skin, Bare Minerals Foundation in Light, Blunt blush, Perfect Topping MSF, Refined MSF, Gold Deposit MSF, Reflects Gold
  • Lips: Brick lip liner, “Red” She Said lipstick, Love Alert dazzleglass

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Here’s another entry into our Warrior Women Challenge! This time we have a dark, sultry look by Ina. To clarify, there are no winners, no prizes, and no awards in Temptalia Challenges. Challenges are designed to inspire and share creativity. You will see entries for our latest challenge throughout the week! :)

Ina’s Inspiration

When talking about warrior woman I think about the woman in old Sparta, they lived in a warrior town and were trained to fight and to teach their children to fight for their city. In city of Sparta woman learned to speak their mind, they had more rights then other woman in Greek. They had to be strong to have healthy and strong children. From all Greek people came to se the beautiful women of Sparta fight. It’s from this culture is took my inspiration!

Get the Look

  • Eyes: Suds N Sass Smoked Mauve (used wet), Suds N Sass Blue Velvet, Glamour Doll Disco White, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Gosh Black Eye Liner, Shiseido Mascara Base, Maybelline Colossal Mascara
  • Face: Everyday Minerals Original Glo Foundation in Soft Butter Peach, MAC NW20 Select Coverup, Guerlain Beige CHic Meteorites, Everyday Minerals All Smiles Blush, Suds N Sass Snow White Eyeshadow
  • Lips: MAC Secret Crush See-Thru Lip Colour, MAC Underage Lipglass

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Monday, May 25th, 2009

Margot’s Inspiration

I was first inspired by the dark side a warrior can have, but still keeping it quite “girly” if you see what I mean, but by the time I was doing the second eye, I was more inspired by the feminine side a warrior can have and the touch of nature.

Get the Look

  • Eyes (Dark Side): UDPP, MAC Sharkskin Shadestick, MAC Beautymarked eyeshadow, MAC Sketch eyeshadow, MAC Swish eyeshadow, MAC Nylon eyeshadow, MAC Plushblack Plushlash mascara
  • Eyes (Nature Side): UDPP, MAC Teddy Eye Crayon, MAC Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow, MAC Hepcat eyeshadow, MAC Sable eyeshadow, MAC Copper pigment, MAC Plushblack Plushlash mascara
  • Face: MSF Natural in Light
  • Lips: MAC All Mine lipstick, MAC Copper pigment, MAC Cello Pink Lipgelee

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Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Guest Reviewer: Vee

Paul & Joe Beaute, created by Parisian Sophie Albou, offers absolutely a gorgeous array of products. The premise of the line is “fun-loving sophistication” and has a modern vintage look to packaging… the kind of items you might find sitting on the vanity of a 1940′s socialite in Paris.

I recently purchased Lipstick C, in 062 (“Opening Night”), from the Spring Collection (limited edition). It’s a gorgeous blushing pink colour and feels like a lip balm. I paid $24 (Canadian) for the lipstick and while that’s a little more on the expensive side, it was definitely worth it. My lips were hydrated and the colour looked completely natural for hours. The tubing is a durable cardboard in lieu of the more traditional plastic case. I think this is my favourite splurge to date. Everything felt luxurious and decadent.

They currently have a Disney collaboration line out right now (think retro Disney – Bambi, Lady and the Tramp & Aristocats) that is adorable. The products include face colour balls, a lip treatment, and a hand cream.

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