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Proenza Schouler’s makeup line finally launched at MAC Cosmetics. The announcement was made late last year, but the collection became available for purchase online April 21st and will be available in stores tomorrow. The limited-edition collection includes an array of products excluding foundation - blush, lipsticks, eyeliners, lip pencils and nail polish.

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At b.tempt’d we are loving the overall presentation of this collection. Will you add this to your makeup goody bag?

b.distinctive: Lily’s Myers’ Poem

Lily’s Myers’ poem, “Shrinking Women” has us feeling inspired. As women, we have so many layers and we are constantly overcoming obstacles within our relationships and ourselves whether it is with a significant other, friends or family.

Excerpt from Shrinking women:

“She says she doesn’t deprive herself,
but I’ve learned to find nuance in every movement of her fork.
In every crinkle in her brow as she offers me the uneaten pieces on her plate.
I’ve realized she only eats dinner when I suggest it.
I wonder what she does when I’m not there to do so.

Maybe this is why my house feels bigger each time I return; it’s proportional.
As she shrinks the space around her seems increasingly vast.
She wanes while my father waxes. His stomach has grown round with wine, late nights, oysters, poetry. A new girlfriend who was overweight as a teenager, but my dad reports that now she’s “crazy about fruit.”

Read the full poem and view the video here

Here are three quotes that sum up, in my opinion, overcoming shrinking.

Self-confidence, self-respect and independence are three things we should not live without.

Delightful Destinations: Mykonos

Although it is not as warm as we would like it to be in New york City it is the middle of April which is the perfect time for me to think about gorgeous places to visit. Today, I’m thinking of a Mediterranean island, Mykonos perhaps?

If you’ve never visited Mykonos, no worries I haven’t either, but if you’ve never heard of the beautiful island in Greece let me enlighten you. The beautiful island is a mix of glamour, simplicity and exploration all in one. Everyone (celebrities, college students and families) visit the island to celebrate a Greek summer. There is history, entertainment and a ton of relaxing things to do to ensure a great get away. Don’t believe me? Check for yourself and plan a visit.

Here at b.tempt’d we love culture and travel which helps to keep us inspired for ideas for upcoming seasons (Visit Greece). If I were to go to Mykonos, sometime in my near future, I would be sure to pack the b.tempt’d lace kiss chemise just in case.

Fancy That: There are so many things we fancy for the month, but for now let’s stick to accessories. After all, who doesn’t like accessories?

Bags, sunglasses, jewelry we love them all here at b.tempt’d and mint green is a great color to bring the season in with. These are a few mint green accessories we heart.

Lovely Lace

We all know lace looks lovely as lingerie, but thanks to the ever popular shabby chic craze, its also been the latest go to material for home and accessory decor. The feminine fabric can add a soft graphic motif to an endless amount of items! These are some of our favorite lace driven designs. How have you added a little lace in your life?

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Nailed It

Nails might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think New York Fashion Week, but this year they practically took center stage. Designers have been working closely with top manicurists to compliment their collections and set the seasons nail trends. Here are some of our favorites….can you say DIY heaven?
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