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Temptalia Asks You

I thought it might be fun to recount our moments hunting for an elusive discontinued item. MAC Marisheeno lipstick is a lovely coral-ish kind of shade, and it was somehow available here in the states at one point (I bought it randomly), but never again could I find it. I was able to get someone who purchased three of them for me from Southeast Asia, where it was permanent!

— Christine

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Beautiful Beginnings with Laura Mercier

Beautiful Beginnings with Laura Mercier

What was the first Laura Mercier product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I remember trying was an eyeshadow quad called Tuxedo, which was basically a smoky gray/black smoky eye kind of palette. I really liked her Shimmer Blocs, though – pretty to look at and full of shimmer! Now, I’m a huge fan of her lip products, which seem to fly under the radar a bit, but they can pack some pigment!

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Temptalia Asks You

I remember standing in line for a Barbie Loves MAC doll–I got up crazy early to do so! I’m not sure if that really counts, since it’s a doll, but it was part of the beauty launch!  Next would be Giorgio Armani #14, which was limited edition here, but not so in France, and a lovely reader helped do a custom purchase for that. I think I paid over double! Yeah, it was worth it 🙂

— Christine

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Rant & Rave: Potted Lip Balm

This Week’s Topic: Potted Lip Balm!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about potted lip balm. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: They seem so unsanitary to me! I’d much rather something in a tube or stick. I do like the textures of potted lip balms, as they tend to be creamier!

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