Monday, March 31st, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What limited edition collection would you love to see again? Or a particular limited edition product?

Temptalia's AnswerLoved MAC’s Moon Bathe or Neo Sci Fi collections. Would love to see Tom Ford repromote his Pink Haze and Escapade cream eyeshadows, too!

Thanks to Chanel for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Gift with Purchases!

my answer: I love when they’re larger sizes, whether half-size or full-size, rather than a bunch that are really, really small (like packets of skin care). They can be great ways to stock-up on travel-friendly favorites for quick weekend trips.

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), Pur Minerals (10%), Lancome (10%), Elizabeth Arden (9%), Sephora (8%)
  • FAB: –
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: Jane Iredale (3/31), Flirty Eyes Mink Lashes (3/31), Koh Gen Do (4/1), Zirh (4/1), Epilady (4/2), Dear Clark Haircare (4/2), Lotus (4/2)
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Murad (12%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Kiehl’s (8%)
  • MYHABIT: –
  • Rue La La: Michael Todd (4/2)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $30+ orders.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: 20% off with code BBW20MAR, ends 3/31.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders. 
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.
  • BIOTHERM: –
  • BLISS:   20% off with code 20SPRINGCLEAN, ends 3/31 (restrictions apply). Spend $50, get bliss fatgirlslim® (a $36 value!)Spend $100, get bliss fatgirlslim® AND bliss fatgirlscrub (a $74 value!) with code LAYERS14, ends 3/31. To get a free beauty bag, make any purchase of $125 or more at blissworld.com only, and enter code MARBAG14, ends 3/31 or while supplies last.
    • BLISS UK:  Buy a Micromagic Product and get an Ex-’glow’sion Deluxe Gift with Purchase with code MAGICGLOW, ends 3/31.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Get $25 off your next order + Free Shipping when you spend $100, ends 4/5.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE:  –
  • C.O. BIGELOW: Get a FREE C.O. Bigelow Brand Rose Salve -when you spend $45 or more with coupon code Rose now through 3/31/14.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR.
  • CAUDALIE: –
  • CLARISONIC: Buy any two devices (excludes MiaFirst) and receive 20% off with code PAIRS20, ends 3/31.
  • CLINIQUE:  Every order ships free at Clinique.com, ends 4/25.
  • DARPHIN: –
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: –
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: –
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • INGLOT:  50% off their AMC Lip Glosses on inglotusa.com and in boutique INGLOT stores, while supplies last.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: –
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS:  Get 1 Deluxe Moisturizer Sample with purchase of our Power Couple (Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate) with code POWER, ends 4/21.
    • CANADA: Receive 20% of your purchase back to spend in April, ends 3/31.
  • L’OCCITANE:  –
  • LANCOME:  Receive a 4 Piece Sample & Free Standard Shipping with any purchase $49 or more (A $81 value). Plus Receive a Bonus Sample with any purchase $75 or more with code SPRING, ends 3/31.
    • CANADA: Receive a 7-piece collection (a $154 value) with any $50 purchase with code RENERGIE, ends 3/31.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • MACY’S: –
  • MARCELLE: –
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Receive a complimentary mini Laguna Bronzer with any purchase with code MARMINI14, ends 3/31.
  • NICOLE MILLER BEAUTY: –
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: –
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Receive 8 mystery samples with every order with code SAMPLEHAPPY, expires 10/30/14.
  • OMOROVICZA UK: 15% off all products using code JUNE15, ends 6/15/2014.
  • ORIGINS: –
  • OUIDAD: –
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 20% off all exfoliants plus FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more at Paula’s Choice, ends 4/1.
  • PERFUMANIA:  –
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: –
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free Express Shipping to Australia or Canada on orders of $100 USD and more with code SHIPFREE, ends 4/29.   Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.
  • SALLY BEAUTY: –
  • SEPHORA:   [All deals require $25 minimum purchase.]  Choose 1 of 3 masks, free with code MASK14, ends 4/5. Free Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel with code CLINACNE, ends 4/1.  Free Sephora + Pantone Radiant Orchid makeup bag with code ORCHID, ends 4/10. Free philosophy Eye Serum Mini with code EYETIME, ends 4/1.  15% off for VIB Rouges with code ROUGETICKET, ends 4/11.  15% off for VIBS with code VIBTICKET, 4/3 through 4/11.
  • SHU UEMURA: –
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off storewide with code BEAUTY20, ends 4/8.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping. BEAUTY SMASHOUT! Score a Fusion Soft Lights in Intermix or Dusk for only $15 (was $30). Plus, FREE shipping on all US orders.
  • SPACE.NK: –
  • STILA COSMETICS: –
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • TATCHA: Free deluxe Eye Cream sample Gift with Purchase with code NEWEYE, expires 8/31/14. Free Cleansing Oil Gift with Purchase with code TRAVELOIL, expires 8/31/14. Free Blotting Paper with purchase with code BEAUTY, expires 8/31/14.
  • THE BALM: –
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase.   40% off sitewide + free shipping on $50+, 4/3 through 4/7. Buy 2, get 1 free sitewide, 3/31 through 4/2.
    • CANADA:  40% off sitewide + free shipping on $50+, 4/3 through 4/7. Buy 2, get 1 free sitewide, 3/31 through 4/2.
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  –
  • TOO FACED: –
  • ULTA: Buy 2, get 1 free on L’Oreal, Almay Cosmetics.  BOGO50 on Maybelline.
  • WALGREENS:   Buy one, get one 50% off on Nivea, Aveeno Skin Care, L’Oreal Cosmetics, Revlon Cosmetics, Maybelline Cosmetics, CoverGirl ends 3/24.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What are the top three things you look for in a quality eyeshadow? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerPigmentation, texture, and blendability!

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Reader Rashmi wanted to get a list of some of my favorite eyeliners, particularly high-end shades, and I’m happy to oblige! I tried to go for an assortment of colors and finishes, but also some less “basic” shades, so you won’t find any staples like black on this list. You can see swatches of my list here. I can’t wait to hear what eyeliners make your top ten!

  1. Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy — no favorites list is complete without this shade of bluish-teal
  2. Urban Decay Pistol — a warm taupe
  3. Sephora Snakeskin Dress — an olive green
  4. Sephora 5th Avenue — a deep, dark warm gray
  5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Intro(vert) — a brightened pop of jade green
  6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Th(ink) –a deep, dark purple
  7. Urban Decay Deep End — a brightened blue
  8. MAC Lord It Up — a gold-shimmered brown
  9. Urban Decay Scorch — a golden brown
  10. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans — a cool-toned, bluish-purple
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Are you an impulsive beauty buyer? What was the last product you bought on impulse?

Temptalia's AnswerSometimes! The last one for me was By Terry’s Baume de Rose!

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.