A MAC Engagement – Shannon & Eddy – Congratulations from Temptalia!

One of Temptalia’s regular readers, Tekoa, has a very heartwarming tale she wanted to share with you.  I hope it brightens up your Saturday morning as much as it did for me when I first read it!  Now, let me let Tekoa tell you what happened…

The story begins in a MAC store. Eddy and I have been going out for about two years, and during that time we both became well known at the local MAC store. He is a classic enabler for my MAC addiction, offering such thoughts as ‘You should get all the Slimshines!’ and ‘I think you need another lipgloss. Lets go to MAC!’ Often, a date would involve him subtly directing me into the store to visit our Makeup Artist friends and to acquire a surprise present.

This month I was in Ethiopia/Israel for summer school. While I was away, Eddy worked with the MA’s for an incredibly romantic surprise. The day after I got back, he took me to the MAC store under the impression that there was a Super Secret launch that was being released that day. In retrospect, I really should have known better since Temptalia was silent on the matter :). Anyways, we walk in and greet people. Then he takes my hand and says that he lied to me; there was no Super Secret launch that day. And then Eddy gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Awwww!

To celebrate the happy event, the MAC store itself had a surprise for me. It was a gift box full of makeup from the N Collection, Heatherette and Neo Sci Fi! Love and loot, I am a blessed girl indeed.

1) “It’s not a secret launch!” 2) The proposal

3) The ring! Happy! 4)YES!


I keep my ring on most of the time. When I first got it… well, I would take it off when I washed my hair, because it sometimes would get caught, but now I’m used to it. I do remove it when I apply hand or body cream – or for body, if you’re just doing legs or something, you can apply with one hand :) For face, I keep it on. What I like to do is set the rings on my nightstand OR on the lid of the jar – that way I see them before I put away the cream!

-- Christine

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #219

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I bought the other Dior spring eyeshadow palette online yesterday, and it might even arrive today, which would be awesome!
  • Weekend plans: Brunch, then football on Sunday. I’d like to catch-up on my backlog of email and comments, too!
  • Favorite piece of jewelry you own?:  My wedding ring/engagement ring; it’s the only piece I wear 24/7, but I feel like that’s too obvious, so aside from that, the earrings my mom gave me for Christmas that are in the design of the Temptalia logo. She worked with my favorite Etsy jewelry designer, and I just love the way they look.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Definitely Mellan’s longest toy!

Introducing Livefyre Commenting System

Introducing Livefyre Commenting System

We are currently trialing Livefyre’s commenting system, which we chose because we believe it offers some really key features that will improve engagement and interaction.  If you haven’t seen Livefyre before, you may be more familiar with its competitor, Disqus.  At its simplest, they’re both similar (but they are different overall)–they’re another commenting platform that allows for more features/options than the natural WordPress commenting platform.  There are several ways to login using existing IDs you may have around the web as well as a guest (or anonymous) option.  You can follow conversations, get notified of replies to your comments, tag other users in your comments, share with friends, like/flag comments, and more!

We hope you’ll enjoy the additional features, and we’ll be following the process carefully to ensure it’s a good fit for our readers! :)

Update:  Livefyre has addressed some of our concerns about features, which will be added very shortly, so we’ve re-enabled it :)  See, ask and you shall receive!

P.S. — With 700,000+ comments, the import process may take up to three days.  The most recent comments are being imported first, so there should be little disruption overall.

MAC for Temptalia Collection for Summer 2010

MAC for Temptalia Collection for Summer 2010

I’m SO excited to announce that Temptalia has had the unique opportunity to collaborate with MAC Cosmetics to create our very own collection!  It’s truly a dream come true…  I can’t even tell you!   And let me tell you… it was so, so hard not being able to share with you the experience until now!  Ahhh!



U.S. Launch Date: June 24th, 2010

International Launch Date: July 2010

STOP THE PRESSES! MAC for Temptalia combines addiction for beauty by collaborating with the editor of Temptalia to create a collection that combines fun and glamour with a seductive edge.

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Summa-soft Beige pink with yellow pearl (Satin)
  • Jezebella Petal pink with coral glamour and gold pearl (Amplified Creme)
  • Femme Fatale Brightened coral-red with gloss pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Gilded Summer sun-yellow with orange pearl (Lustre)
  • Vixen Fuchsia pink with violet reflects (Amplified Creme)
  • Temptress True coral with gold pearl (Cremesheen)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Toy Ploy Sheer golden pearl (Frost)
  • Entrapture Pure fuchsia violet cream (Cream)
  • Allurance Bright coral-red with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Not So Sweet Chartreuse green with gold pearl (Frost)
  • Teasingly Soft nude beige with white pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Insatiation Foreboding violet lilac with blue pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Flashy True frosted golden sunshine (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Miss-titilate Paled grass green with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Scarletta Deep red with red and black glitter (Frost)
  • Sirenic Vibrant aqua-blue with green pearl (Frost)
  • Statix Tropical sea-blue with aqua pearl (Veluxe Pearl)

Plushlash Mascara ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Plushblack True black (Permanent)

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Carnal Caress Sheer raspberry coral
  • Jealousy Wakes Brightened lilac
  • Pearls of Love Played down raspberry
  • Silken Sheen Softened coral with orange pearl

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Sunrisen Goldenrod yellow with orange shimmer (Frost)
  • Jackanapes Bold periwinkle blue (Cream)
  • Pretty, Pretty Fuchsia pink with blue pearl (Shimmer)
  • Engagement Tiffany blue with white pearl (Shimmer)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Elastique Matte purple with red undertones
  • Seashore Brightened, matte aqua green
  • Tropic Kiss Chartreuse with white pearl
  • Meet at Midnight Softened navy blue

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Temptalia Deep raspberry pink with purple pearl
  • So Enraptured Darkened taupe with pewter pearl
  • Branded Mine Soft yellow-gold with white pearl
  • Nightly Seductions Darkened robin’s egg blue with green pearl

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