Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

Do you enjoy applying makeup to others? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIt can be fun, but it has to be the right setting/tone – playing around is fun, but doing someone’s makeup for a special event or occasion can be stressful!

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

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014


If you missed out on the recently limited edition, quick-to-sell-out (but of course!) MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush, which is a light-medium pink, hopefully one of these permanent options will ease the pain. You can see even more dupes over at The Dupe List.

Know of a dupe? Consider submitting it!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty product would you invent if you could? No matter how far-fetched!

Temptalia's AnswerA cheap, effective skincare solution that worked for everyone! Trying to find the right products can be so difficult, and what works for your best friend may not work for you and vice versa, so it’s mostly trial and error, which is expensive and frustrating.

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

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Cream Blush!

my answer: I love the consistency and how easy it is to blend the product on the skin, but sometimes they can look splotchy or uneven, so finding the right formula is trickier than you’d think!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), drugstore.com (8%), Nordstrom (8%), Sephora (8%), Macy’s (8%), Saks (8%), Clarins (8%), Walgreens (8%), Stila (8%), Walgreens (8%)
  • FAB: –
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK: Nature’s Shea Butter (7/7), Tarina Tarantino (7/8), DermaHeal (7/8), Brilliance New York Hair Tools (7/8), Brazabra (7/9), Billion Dollar Brows (7/9), Silk’n Hair Removal (7/9)
  • MR. REBATES:  Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), WEN (25%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Murad (12%),
  • MYHABIT: –
  • Rue La La: –

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.
  • 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. Free Creamy Matte Lip Color in Scarlet & Free Shipping with $65 Order with code SCARLETLIP, ends 7/11 or while supplies last. Free Travel Eye Makeup Kit ($45 value) with $100+ order with code BEACHBAG, ends 7/9.
  • 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: Receive a 4-pc Gift with any purchase of $75 or more plus, Free Shipping on ANY Order! Use code LetsGO at checkout, ends 7/6.
  • 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.  Choose a Free Nail Enamel with any purchase, ends 7/9.
  • 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. Get 15% off $30, 20% off $60, and 25% off $90 using code FAMILY, ends 7/8.
  • 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.
  • 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 our best-selling Definicils Mascara and an eyelash curler plus free standard shipping on ANY order (a $36 value) with code FREESHIP, ends 7/8. Buy one Visionnaire Serum (1oz & 1.7oz only) and receive a FREE Visionnaire Eye, ends 7/18 or while supplies last.  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.
    • CANADA:  Get a 6pc Gift Set (including beautiful bag – $85 value) with any $50 order with code JOIEDEVIVRE, ends 7/12.
  • 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.
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  • 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 7/6.   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.
  • SHU UEMURA: Up to 70% off Limited Edition items PLUS Free Shipping on ALL orders with code TEMPTALIA, ends 7/7.
  • 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.
  • TARGET: –
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders. Free shipping + free sample on any order with code TARTESHIP, ends 6/30.
  • TATCHA: Free AGELESS Revitalizing Eye Cream Deluxe Sample ($45 value) on $50 orders with code AGELESS, ends 6/30.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ purchase.
    •  CANADA:  $10 and $15 jumbo products, ends 7/14.
    • UK: –
  • ULTA: Buy one, get one 50% off Neutrogena, Revlon, L’Oreal, NYX Lips & Face.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.
Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty advice would you give your younger self? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerDitch the bangs, they were not helping the acne situation! Start a skincare regimen earlier (particularly SPF!!!!). Wear sunglasses sooner. Talk to primary care doctor sooner about skincare concerns.

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

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