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  • Lord & Taylor30% off almost everything + 10% off cosmetics & fragrances with code FRIENDS, ends 12/15.
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Milani Liquid Metal Nail Lacquer Collection

Milani Summer Nail Collection
Melt Down, Melt With U, Metal Gear, Melt In the Sun, Molten Rock, Hot Metal

Milani Liquid Metal Intense Color Nail Lacquer Collection

This six-shaded limited edition collection is perfect for summer, and it’s even better for the nail polish addict on a budget. Each polish is $4.49 and available at CVS through July 2010.

  • Melt Down is a deep ruby red base with flecks of brighter ruby red glitter-shimmer. When you move your hands, you can also see a glimmer of a coppery-red shimmer, too. It only needed two coats.
  • Melt With U is a rich, liquid lava orange-red with orange shimmer. It only needed two coats.
  • Metal Gear is fantastic tangerine orange with flecks of gold and orange glitter-shimmer. It keeps the theme going — just two coats here.
  • Melt In the Sun is a sunrise gold with flecks of brighter gold and deeper amber gold. For some reason, I didn’t snap a photo of this shade with flash, so I’ll describe it instead — brighter, lighter yellow gold with a metallic flash. I found this one to be more of a three-coater.
  • Molten Rock is a deep sea blue with just a touch of darkened teal and lighter blue-teal glitter-shimmer. I thought this shade looked particularly metallic under bright lights. Just two coats here.
  • Hot Metal is a reddened purple with brighter fuchsia-pink and deeper violet purple shimmer strewn through the pinky-purple base. This is such a pretty shade, but it was the most troublesome of the six. I found you had to use at least three coats, but those who use thinner coats may find a fourth necessary. The base color is a lot redder than I expected, and it almost looked jelly-ish, but it’s not quite.

Overall, I really enjoyed these!  They were easy to apply — just did my “Temptalia” method (LOL!) and didn’t encounter any streakiness, patchiness, or issues with getting the shimmer/glitter to go on evenly. This feels like a microglitter to me, rather than a shimmer or a glitter. They dry pretty smooth, even without a top coat, but they lose some of the glossiness (but not all of it).

Some of these had more of a metallic look than others, but I don’t think any of these are true metallics–which isn’t a bad thing, since many metallics show glaring brushstrokes–in formula. They do flash a bit metallic-like though, especially Metal Gear, Melt In the Sun, and Molten Rock.

The formula felt thinner than the average polish, but five of the six shades had no pigmentation issues (only Hot Metal was iffy by three coats)–four of the six needed just two coats for rich, opaque color.

Have you spotted these at your local CVS yet? Any catch your eye?

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love your bright, near-metallic, shimmery shades in affordable doses, Milani’s new Liquid Metal Collection does a pretty nice job!

Availability: CVS

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Win $84 in MAC To the Beach!

Win $84 in MAC To the Beach!

One (1) lucky winner will receive the limited edition Beach Bronze Cream Bronzer ($25), Refined Golden Bronzer ($22), Get-Away Bronze Blush ($18.50), AND Hipness Blush ($18.50) from MAC’s To the Beach Collection! (Retail value $84!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by June 14th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

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1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what makeup you’re wearing today!

2.) Follow me on Twitter & re-tweet the following: RT @temptalia Follow @temptalia & RT to win $84 in MAC To the Beach Products! Info + one more way to win: http://budurl.com/84tothebeach

Congratulations to Linh!

This Week’s Sales for June 7th, 2010

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This Week’s Sales for June 7th, 2010

  • Beauty.com: Get $10 off orders of $60+ whenever you click through THIS LINK.
  • Benefit: Free ooh-la lift with $65+ orders with code UNDEREYE, expires 6/7–remember to add to your bag before checkout. Free shipping over purchases of $50+, use code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with purchases of $115+, use code WORLD115.
  • Bliss: Get a blood orange shower gel + shipping with any fatgirlslim purchase with code POTM610, expires 6/30. Get a Beauty Flash 30ml (VALUE $27.50) with any Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLARINS, expires 7/20.
  • Blue Mercury: Free shipping on all orders over $50 with code FREESHIP, plus 3 free beauty samples with every order.
  • Bobbi Brown: Get a full-size Indigo Ink Long-wear Gel Eyeliner with any $65+ order with code LAST5. Expires 6/29. Free full-size Nougat Lip Gloss with $65+ order with code SHINE5. Expires 6/29.
  • The Body Shop: Save up to 60% off during the sale event, starting 6/7.
  • C.O. Bigelow: 10% off any purchase over $50 with code BIG10. Expires 6/30.
  • Clinique: Free Summer Tote with order of any 2 Clinique SPF products. Use code SUNTOTE. Free tulip-patterned makeup bag with $35+ purchase with code FREEBAG, expires 6/30.
  • CVS: Buy one, get one 50% off L’Oreal and Physician’s Formula (Eye).
  • Juara Skincare: 10% off all orders with code MAY10, expires 5/31/2010.
  • MAC Cosmetics:  Free overnight shipping with code MACMONDAY, valid only on 6/7
  • Nordstrom: Current list of Gifts with Purchase. Clinique GWP ($75 value) with $25 purchase.  GWP ($75 value) with $100 beauty or fragrance purchase.
  • Origins: Free full-size cleanser with $30 Origins.com order with code CHECKS.
  • Rite Aid: Buy one, get one 50% off for COVERGIRL, Sally Hansen Nail & Lip, and Maybelline (Face & Eye).  40% off Neutrogena.  Buy one, get one free on Physician’s Formual Bronzers.
  • Saks: Receive a complimentary Extra Rick Lipstick sample with any Cle de Peau Beauty purchase. Use Code CDP4.
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Sephora: 10% off for VIBs with code V436CB, expires 6/7.

  • Stila eyeshadow palette @ $10, while supplies last.
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  • Free Korres Primer Sample with any online order with code OAKPRIME.
  • Get samples of all five HerCut styling products with any online order with code HAIRPICK.
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  • Free Anthony Logistics Gift set with code ANTHONYTRAVEL.
  • Free Shiseido skincare samples with code 123SHISEIDO.
  • Smashbox Moisture Rich Lipgloss @ $5, Eyeshadow palette at $6.

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