Saturday, June 14th, 2008

One of Temptalia’s regular readers, Tekoa, has a very heartwarming tale she wanted to share with you.  I hope it brightens up your Saturday morning as much as it did for me when I first read it!  Now, let me let Tekoa tell you what happened…

The story begins in a MAC store. Eddy and I have been going out for about two years, and during that time we both became well known at the local MAC store. He is a classic enabler for my MAC addiction, offering such thoughts as ‘You should get all the Slimshines!’ and ‘I think you need another lipgloss. Lets go to MAC!’ Often, a date would involve him subtly directing me into the store to visit our Makeup Artist friends and to acquire a surprise present.

This month I was in Ethiopia/Israel for summer school. While I was away, Eddy worked with the MA’s for an incredibly romantic surprise. The day after I got back, he took me to the MAC store under the impression that there was a Super Secret launch that was being released that day. In retrospect, I really should have known better since Temptalia was silent on the matter :). Anyways, we walk in and greet people. Then he takes my hand and says that he lied to me; there was no Super Secret launch that day. And then Eddy gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Awwww!

To celebrate the happy event, the MAC store itself had a surprise for me. It was a gift box full of makeup from the N Collection, Heatherette and Neo Sci Fi! Love and loot, I am a blessed girl indeed.

1) “It’s not a secret launch!” 2) The proposal

3) The ring! Happy! 4)YES!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON (TEKOA) & EDDY!

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108 thoughts on “A MAC Engagement – Shannon & Eddy – Congratulations from Temptalia!

  1. Congratulations! that is so romantic! and creative!

  2. AWWWWWWWWW CONGRATS GIRL!!My eyes r wet girl,U R SO LUCKY TO HAVE HIM(for sure)

    COUPLE:”Made in HEAVEN”

    Zzainy..

  3. Nell

    That is wonderful and sweet story! I wish you both happiness, what a great man you got there, Tekoa!
    A man who appreciates your MAC addiction is surely a man who will always understand and value you for who you are. Lucky girl!
    All the best for you two!
    P.S. and enjoy your MAC gift basket!!!

  4. viv

    aww omg this is soo sweet! and at mac too! whoa! loves :D

    • Tekoa

      There’s no where else I would rather have been proposed to. He was very brave wasn’t he?

  5. mithi

    omg, that is so adorable! congratulations! i would be floored!

    • Tekoa

      I was totally floored! I felt very giddy and light headed. After the proposal I had to sit down for a while and drink a fruit smoothie.

  6. AWWW!!! Congratulations!!! That’s so cute!!

  7. Chica

    Aww, too sweet!
    Congratulations you two x

  8. Sharonda

    Awwwwwwwww!!So cute.

  9. Ashley

    Congrats! That is so cute!

  10. Danapotter

    Awwww……thats a great story! Congrats!

    To have someone who loves you and loves your MAC hobby is perfection! :D

  11. Glosslizard

    Congratulations, Tekoa!

    That is sooooo sweet! He is a prize indeed! :) Here’s wishing you both many happy years together!

  12. Brooke

    That’s amazing!!! Congrats!! My boyfriend always jokes that he’s going to put my ring in a hollowed out eyeshadow pot when he proposes lol :)

    • Tekoa

      Eddy’s original plan was to use a hollowed out paint pot to present the ring in. In the end it was decided using the jewlery box was the way to go. But watch out for rings in eyeshadow pots! Anything can happen.

  13. Vivien

    Aw that’s sooo cute! Congragulations!!!

  14. Fie

    Omg Tekoa, Congratulations! :D This is so adorable.

  15. TUPRNUT

    Thanks for sharing such a great story. BIG congrats to you both. And, at least you know your hubby will support your MAC habit….

    • Tekoa

      Yup, having a husband who will support my MAC habit will definatly result in a house with fewer exasperated arguments.

  16. Chloe

    WOW!!! Tekoa, can you have your husband call my husband and explain to him all the benefits of being obsessed with MAC!?! =D I don’t know if I would have been more excited about the ring or the gift box of makeup..lol. Congratulations! I wish you two the BEST and a lifetime of MAC happiness!!! ;)

    • Tekoa

      Hey Chloe! Just bring your husband over to the computer and have him read Eddy’s message to the guys (later in the comments). I was more excited about the ring, but the makeup box was more surprising. The makeup artists didn’t have to do that. :)

  17. Tanya M

    Congratulations Tekoa! That has to be one of the most unique proposals that I’ve ever heard! :)

  18. lala

    wow!!!! very romantic…your marrying a smart man (hints at at the proposal at the mac store). :)

  19. Eddy

    Lol, thanks for your support guys :).

    I think part of the reason most men dont think of that is because of nerves. I was scared to death to go in there and she couldnt figure out why, I kept taking big deep breaths and she kept saying ”whats the big deal? you’ve been in there before!”.

    It actually almost went sideways, she was sick a few days beforehand, and then we were supposed to be at the store for 5 pm so the staff could be ready and traffic was super light so we ended up at the mall at 4 and I had to stall and make stupid excuses to keep her out of there for an hour, LOL.

    I was so nervous and trying to keep her out of there i burned alot of energy and ended up starving, so then I had to eat 3 hot dogs to get my courage up before actually asking her. I have to say asking that beautiful, sweet woman to marry me was the most terrifying moment of my life. I think i almost fainted a couple times, haha.

    Thanks for the comments guys, and thanks MAC for your support :).

    Eddy.

    P.S Note to BF’s/Hubbies.

    Guys…seriously…considering involving MAC if your doing somthing for your sweetie. The store staff (mostly girls) LOVE to organize or help organize that kinda stuff. AND because theyre mostly girls they’ll also come up with good pointers to help you suprise YOUR girl. Women are the best people to ask for help in that kinda stuff :D.

    Plus, you get to be the only guy in a room full of women!

  20. That is unbelievably sweet!

  21. Pquanda

    OMG!! I just got engaged a few months ago and when I read this I called my fiancee immediately! (He is a makeup hater, boo!!) He couldn’t stop laughing and admitted he thought it was cute..

    I told him I LOVED the idea (esp. the loot!), but I’m already engaged.. HMMM.. maybe a birthday idea!?

    • Tekoa

      Congrads to you! And get him to read Eddy’s comment to the guys. Its really in a male’s best interest to support our MAC addictions :) He should totally do something MAC-romantic for your birthday or wedding party.

  22. How flippin cute!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! :D

  23. Tekoa

    Definatly uber cute.

  24. Chrissy

    This is so sweet it made me a little teary. What an incredible guy! Thanks for sharing Tekoa (and Eddy) and many, many congratulations!

  25. Lou

    aw congrats to the happy couple! sounds like he’s the ultimate keeper if he understands the love for MAC!

    • Tekoa

      Eddy is a very rare type of male in understanding the MAC addiction. More guys should consider it. Girls love that kind of support.

  26. Awwwwww! I got teary eyed!!! That is so, so cute.. what an awesome thing to do!

  27. bec

    awww!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  28. Kristy

    THat is SUCH an awesome story! Congrats you guys!

  29. dawn

    thats so sweet. this did brighten my saturday. Congrats!

  30. jeni

    ssoooooo sweeeet!

  31. Nora

    I agree with all the posters beforehand who said that it shows a very special person who understands his partner’s passion(s) and not only tolerates but supports them and even gifts them! :) Huge congratulations, you two. I wish you all the best!

    • Tekoa

      His enthusiasm definatly puzzled me at first. Eddy explained it as “It makes you smile. Why wouldn’t I want to see more of that?” Mush!

  32. Stephanie D

    That is awesome! Congratulations!!

  33. Katie

    Now that man is a keeper! That is so romantic and I can only hope one day I have a man half as creative as him! Congrats to the happy couple!

    • Tekoa

      I hope you end up with a guy twice as creative as Eddy. Or a guy that’s an owner/manager of a MAC store. Man that would be sweet!

  34. Candace117

    This is so cute :D I am glad there are more men out there like my husband. What a sweetheart you are, Eddy! I’m glad you didn’t pass out. And eating three hot dogs must have ensured that you would stay upright ;)
    I wish you both the utmost happiness in your journey together.

    • Tekoa

      Thank you for your kindness. I’m glad neither of us passed out. It felt like my brain was floating and I was sure I’d faint from shock. Kudos to your husband! I’m also glad there are more guys out there like that.

  35. Kharina

    Oh my gosh. WOW, I’m sure to will have enough to play make up for the next…what…lifetime? I’m so jealous! I wish MY husband was a MAC enabler to that level! In fact, I’m having my husband read this post so he can learn a thing or two from your fiance Eddy. *wink*
    Congrats to you both!

    • Tekoa

      I think a lot of guys are reading the post and groaning. “The bar has been raised HOW high now? This guy is making us look bad!” And thank you.

  36. M1st4eva

    Awwww, how wonderful! Congrats!

  37. cloudburst

    What a wicked story, congratulations to you both!

  38. karen

    Congratulations!what a lovely couple!

  39. anshu7

    congrats u guys!! m gonna hav my bf read it too!he never understands my love for makeup (sometimes he insists tht i love makeup more than i love him ;)) it made my morng.now m goin to be smiling all day long.eddie u sure did bring a wider smile on our faces by showing ur support for mac.congratulations again!

  40. THIS is romantic indeed!!! Congratulations!

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    What a great story! Congratulations Tekoa and Eddy, I wish you all the happiness.

  42. gio

    aww, that is so sweet, congratulations!

  43. claudine

    woot woot congrats

  44. Jnie

    Awww… how sweet. Congratulations!

  45. Zsofi

    sooooooooooooooo beutiful and romantic :-)
    THX for sharing Tekoa!!!
    It really brightened my day up!!!!!!!!! :-D
    Wish U all the happiness in the world!!!!
    Dont know if anybody has asked this before me,but when will the wedding be???

    • Tekoa

      We’re thinking of fall 2010. I’m in school for the next year and its impossible to properly plan a wedding in the middle of midterms! Do you have any wedding ideas?

  46. DaniMae

    TOO FREAKING CUTE!!!

    That is so romantic. It’s her favorite place, so it was fitting that he proposed to her there! Awwwwww! I’m a little teary eyed.

    Congratulations honey and wonderful marriage wishes to you!

    • Tekoa

      There is no other place I would rather have been asked. It ment a lot to me to have my MA friends there.

  47. Heather

    Congratulations!

  48. Jennifer

    WOW! A guy who not only appreciates, but actively encourages, makeup addiction? You are SO lucky! Talk about a match made in heaven, quite literally! Congratulations!!!

  49. Pia

    a man who loves you and voluntarily takes you to MAC and buys you makeup. that’s a keeper! What a romantic way to propose too! and the goodie basket!!! Congrats, Tekoa!! I’m so happy for you, too!

  50. That is so sweet and awesome! Awww he is a keeper! I wish you two the best of luck! Thanks for sharing your story!

  51. claudia m.

    He’s definitely one of a kind!!! Best of luck to you two!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this amazing story=) XOXOXOXO

  52. Ariele

    How adorable!! :) Congratulations!!

  53. HeavenLeiBlu

    What a lucky woman you are! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

  54. Jessica

    Aw! That’s so cute!! Congratulations on a nice guy that doesn’t mind enabling your addiction, Tekoa ;)

  55. Congratulations!!! That was so beautiful, I wish you all the best!!