Monday, July 14th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Waterproof Eyeliner!

my answer: The formula is often harder and less creamy, so it can be less comfortable to apply, but then they often stay on longer and better with less smudging. Sometimes taking them off can be a real pain!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), SkinStore (up to 10%), Sephora (8%), The Body Shop (8%), Stila (8%)
  • FAB: –
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: StriVectin (7/14), nailuv (7/14), Youngblood (7/14), Diptyque (7/15), Osmotics (7/15), Conair (7/16), Juice Beauty (7/16)
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Murad (12%),
  • MYHABIT: $35 & Under: Beauty Essentials (7/14)
  • Rue La La: Summer Beauty Must-Haves by NARS & More (7/14), Freeze 24-7 (7/15)

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 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.
  • BIOTHERM: –
  • BLISS: Save 30% on value bundles at blissworld.com. No promo code necessary.
    • 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.
  • BUMBLE & BUMBLE:  –
  • BURBERRY: –
  • 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.
  • CAUDALIE: –
  • 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.   Free shipping on any purchase, ends 7/19.
  • DARPHIN: –
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: 20% off RoC skin care, Cetaphil skin care, Lumene skin care, Aveeno skin care.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN: –
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • 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.
  • JUICE BEAUTY: –
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. 7 FREE Samples + FREE Shipping on orders $50+ with code SAMPLER, 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.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: –
  • 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 6/6/15.
  • ORIGINS: –
  • 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.
  • PERFUMANIA:  –
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: –
  • 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.
  • SALLY BEAUTY: –
  • 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.
  • SHISEIDO: –
  • SHU UEMURA: –
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  $20 off $100+ order with code WINK, ends 7/14.
  • 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.
  • STILA COSMETICS: Free Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20 value) with purchase of any 1 of Stila’s 4 new Fall Eye Shadow Palettes.
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE: –
  • TATCHA: –
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase. Buy 2, get 1 free, through 7/20.
    •  CANADA:  Buy 2, get 1 free, ends 7/20.
    • UK: –
  • THIERRY MUGLER:  –
  • TOO FACED:
  • ULTA: Buy one, get one 50% off Neutrogena, Revlon, L’Oreal, NYX Lips & Face.
  • WALGREENS: 15% off suncare with code SUNSHINE, ends 7/19.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What historical beauty trend would you love to see make a comeback? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerHonestly, I’m not very knowledgeable about historical beauty trends, so I don’t have anything that comes to mind for this question! I look forward to reading all of your answers, though :)

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

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Hope you’re having a lovely one! I’m going to have some fun photographing and swatching new products today, and then hopefully work through some of the photos I shot last week for this week’s reviews.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Here are five blushes worth considering for darker skin tones! Again, this is a short and sweet list but is by no means exhaustive; I tried to include a variety of colors, finishes, and undertones, but just because you don’t see a blush listed here doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work :) I’d love to hear your personal favorites for dark skin tones in the comments!

  1. Milani Bella Rosa — a bright, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a matte finish
  2. NARS Lovejoy — a medium-dark plum with warm, gold shimmer and a soft satin finish
  3. Becca Papaya/Topaz — a gold-shimmered, copper-brown
  4. NARS Taj Mahal — a vibrant tangerine orange with a luminous sheen
  5. Kevyn Aucoin Fira — a rich, orange-red with a matte finish

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty product gives you an immediate confidence boost? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerSometimes, it’s just having beautiful skin, so a really good foundation + setting powder + finishing powder = happy camper. Other times, a bold, bright glossy red lip!

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