Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI think I’d go with NARS Smudge Proof, as it’s just a phenomenal eyeshadow primer AND that’s something that could work for many people, regardless of skin tone!

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

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014


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Monday, July 28th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What one beauty product do you hope never gets discontinued? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerTom Ford Love Lust Blush.

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

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Tinted Lip Balm!

my answer: It is rare that a tinted lip balm is both 1) tinted enough to show up, and 2) as or more hydrating than regular lip balm. I’m usually less impressed by this type of product on the whole!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

NORDSTROM - Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), SkinStore (up to 10%), ULTA (8%), Stila (8%)
  • FAB: –
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: Kevyn Aucoin (7/28), Vichy Skincare (7/28), Orly Smart Gels (7/28), Juice Organics (7/29), Miss Oops (7/29), Drunk Elephant Skincare (7/29), T3 (7/30), Molton Brown (7/30), Be a Bombshell Cosmetics (7/30)
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (30%), Sheer Cover (30%) , WEN (30%), Perricone Sub-D (30%), Murad (15%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Elizabeth Arden (12%), ULTA (12%), Estee Lauder (8%), Sephora (8%), Saks (8%)
  • MYHABIT: –
  • Rue La La: Bond No. 9 (7/24)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • ASOS: Free express shipping for U.S. orders over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $30+ orders.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: 20% off with code BBW20JULY, ends 7/31.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $25+ orders.  $10 off $50+ orders through THIS LINK, ends 8/31.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases.
  • BH COSMETICS: EXTRA 15% OFF an 88 Color Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette with code 88SHIM, ends 7/31.
  • BLISS: Save 30% on value bundles at blissworld.com. No promo code necessary. Go Bare Beauty Bag: free travel beauty case ($130 value) with your purchase of $100+ at blissworld.com with code GOBARE, ends 7/31.
    • BLISS UK: Buy any full size product from our best-selling triple oxygen range and we’ll send you a free instant energising foaming cleanser worth £24 with code OXYCLEAN, ends 7/31. Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size fatgirlslim with code FATTRAV1, ends 7/31.  Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size blood orange and white pepper body butter with code OBBTRAV1, ends 7/31.  Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size lemon and sage soapy suds with code LSSSTRAV1, ends 7/31. Get a free mini travel size, when you buy the full size lid and lash wash makeup remover with code LIDLASH, ends 7/31.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Receive a $25 Beauty Bonus Card when you spend $100 no code necessary, ends 8/3.
  • C.O. BIGELOW:  10% off sitewide with code COBIG10, ends 7/31. Get 25% Off Our Premium Men’s Proraso Refreshing and Toning After Shave Lotion with code PROFIVE, ends 7/31. 20% off Mentha Body Wash with code MENTHABW20, ends 7/31.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPFR.
  • CLARINS: Get a 9pc gift (a $140 value) with any $50 order; use code MYSTERY, ends 7/31.
  • CLARISONIC: Receive a free blue travel bag and deluxe sample cleanser ($20 value) with any $100 purchase + free standard shipping with code SUMMERFUN, ends 7/31. Buy any two devices together and receive 10% off + free standard shipping with code PAIRS, ends 10/31.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.  3 FREE: Mascara, Makeup Remover & Eye Moisturizer with Any $40 purchase with code GREAT, ends 8/1.
  • DARPHIN: –
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: 20% off RoC skin care, Cetaphil skin care, Lumene skin care, Aveeno skin care.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders. 15% off summer essentials purchase with code SUMMER15, ends 8/15.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • JO MALONE: Complimentary Delivery + Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème Sample With Any Purchase with code JMCREME, ends 9/30.  Receive Complimentary Standard Delivery and a deluxe sample of the Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne with code JMCOLOGNE, ends 9/30. Complimentary Delivery + Lime basil & Mandarin Spray Cologne Sample With Any Purchase with code BASIL, ends 8/4.
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. 7 FREE Samples + FREE Shipping on orders $50+ with code SAMPLER, ends 7/31.  40% off select products with code SAVE40, ends 7/31.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHLS: Choose 1 Deluxe Sample with any cleanser purchase with code CLEANSE, ends 7/30.
  • L’OCCITANE:  Receive 3 Hand Creams + Adorable Pouch FREE with any $25 Purchase with code SHEAHANDS, ends 7/29.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders.
  • LANCOME:  Receive 4 bestselling travel-size products and free standard shipping on any order over $49 (a $60 value). Plus, get a travel-size DreamTone Serum with any order over $75 (a combined value of $91) with code MAKEUP, ends 7/31.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • MACY’S: –
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free shipping on any order with code SHIP, ends 9/1.  Deluxe-size Highliner with $75+ order with code MINI, while supplies last.
  • MOLTON BROWN:  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+.
  • MURAD: –
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.   Complimentary Mini Super Orgasm with any order with code SUMMERFLUSH, ends 7/31.
  • 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 6/6/15.
  • ORIGINS:  When you spend $55, get 5 FREE Deluxe Samples plus an eco-friendly summer tote with code SAND, ends 7/30.
  • OUIDAD: –
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 25% Off Cleansers & Toners plus FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more, ends 8/5.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free Express Shipping to Australia on orders of $100 USD and more with code SHIPFREE, ends 7/22.   Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.
  • SEPHORA:   [All deals require $25 minimum purchase.]   Choose 1 of 3 FREE deluxe mini self-tanners from hot brands with code BRONZED, ends 7/31. Free Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner deluxe sample with code PUSHUP, 6/27 through 7/31. Choose 1 of 3 FREE Red, White, & Blue Samples: Stila, Alterna, or Sephora Collection with code USA, ends 7/31. FREE Josie Argan Mascara sample with code BLACKOIL, ends 7/31. FREE Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover Deluxe Sample with code FRESHSOY, ends 7/31. Receive a FREE Supergoom! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Serum Sample with code SPFSERUM, ends 7/31. Receive a FREE Laura Mericer Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide deluxe sample with code FLAWLESS, ends 8/31. FREE Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders 7 Day Sample set with code WONDERS, 7/22 through 8/31. FREE Repetto Tote Bag with the purchase of Repetto 2.6 oz Eau De Toilette with code REPETTOBAG, 7/22 through 8/31.   Receive a FREE deluxe Ole Henriksen eye gel sample with code EYELIFT, ends 8/31. Choose an Iconic or Niche set featuring 6 fragrance samples with code SCENTSET, ends 8/31.  Receive a FREE deluxe sample of the Supergoop! SPF Duo with with code SUPERDUO, ends 8/31.
  • 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.
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE: 30% off with code FANDF, now through 8/4!
  • TATCHA: –
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. Buy 3, get 2 free; buy 2, get 1 free, 7/28 through 7/31.
    •  CANADA:  Buy 2, get 1 free, 7/28 only. 50% off bath & body, 7/29 through 7/30. Buy 2, get 1 free, 7/31 only.
    • UK: –
  • ULTA: Buy one, get one 50% off Neutrogena, Revlon, L’Oreal, NYX Lips & Face.
  • WALGREENS: BOGO 50% off on Boots No7, Neutrogena Cosmetics, CoverGirl, L’Oreal Cosmetics, ends 8/2.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

How do you apply cream blush? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI use a stippling brush (like MAC’s 159 or 188) to apply to the skin, and then I blend out with fingertips.

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