We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Kat Von D BeautyMobile Early Access: Get any Studded Kiss Lipstick for $15 and free shipping with code FREESHIP, ends 7/27.
  • Nordstromsimplehuman Rose Gold Round Pro Mirror for $167.50 (normally $250!) through this link, ends 8/06.
  • UltaPlatinum perk -- 5x points on all purchases, activate here, ends 7/29.

Yes, definitely. It’s not at all true that you get what you pay for, but my expectation is that the higher price will mandate a high quality product in return or else why am I forking over the money for it? These expectations do not impact the rating in my review, but you’ll see my commentary and/or disappointment when a pricey product really flounders or if a budget-friendly product is good in so many ways that maybe it’s still worth looking at despite one setback. Higher price means there is no room for error, but a lower price means it can be easier to settle for an imperfection or two.

— Christine

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #143

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Chanel’s Nordstrom exclusive collection, a few L’Oreal Infallibles
  • Weekend plans:  My family and Shaun’s family are meeting each other for the first time at a BBQ at our house. Should be interesting!
  • What’s your favorite type of accessory?:  Earrings 🙂

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


Mellan’s about to get his work out on!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I love Hourglass’ eyeshadow duos in Suede and Gypsy for really quick and easy eye looks that are soft, brightening, and slightly contoured. Paired with low-key brown eyeliner and a more natural mascara (like Buxom Lash), eyes are awake and noticeable but not too dramatic. I’d opt for a soft blush like Benefit Sugarbomb or Korres’ Natural for cheeks, and then a lipstick with a natural sheen – likely a MLBB shade like MAC Sweetie.

— Christine

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

On Instagram