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Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a MAC Style Black Prize Package!

It’s my birthday today, but I want to give YOU all something fabulous to celebrate today. We’re having two giveaways – one for Twitter, one for the blog. Good luck!!

We’re giving away…

  • Night Violet Mattene
  • Midnight Media Mattene
  • Bling Black Glimmerglass
  • Blackfire Glimmerglass
  • Gilt by Association Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Young Punk Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Seriously Hip Nail Lacquer
  • Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer
  • Black Bat Cream Colour Base

all from the limited edition MAC Style Black Collection. This prize is valued at $144 (U.S.).

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling me how you celebrate your birthday.

All entries must be submitted by October 10th, 2009 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 “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Increase Your Chances to Win…

For a total of three chances! Just remember you must leave a comment on this post to get entered initially. Please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

2. Follow us on Twitter (please include your Twitter name in your comment!).

3. Subscribe to our RSS via e-mail (see the giant RSS button on the right!).

Good luck!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a MAC Style Black Prize Package!

It’s my birthday today, but I want to give YOU all something fabulous to celebrate today. We’re having two giveaways – one for Twitter, one for the blog. Good luck!!

We’re giving away…

  • Black Knight Lipstick
  • Blackware Glimmerglass
  • Cinderfella Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Blue Flame Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer
  • Greasepaint Stick
  • 214 Short Shader Brush
  • Black Cream Colour Base

all from the limited edition MAC Style Black Collection. This prize is valued at $140 (U.S.).

All entries must be submitted by October 5th, 2009 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 direct message on Twitter. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Re-Tweet to Win

This is a Twitter Giveaway, so it is extremely easy to enter–just two simple steps!

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Re-tweet the following: “RT to win $140 worth of MAC Style Black! Follow @temptalia & RT to enter! http://tinyurl.com/styleblack #temptalia”

Good luck!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Beauty Bargains: This Week’s Coupons, Sales, & Promotions

  • Beauty.com: Buy any two select tarte products and get a free full size Indelible Wink liquid liner & shadow set ($22 value) at Beauty.com. While supplies last.
  • Benefit: Free U.S. shipping with code PRETTY50 on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with code WORLD115 on $115+ purchases.
  • Bobbi Brown: Free Full Size Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Indigo Ink with $65 Order. ($21 Value) OFFER Code: BEST5 required. One time use. Valid 8.25-10.15
  • Bobbi Brown: Free Full Size Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Copper Penny with $65 Order. Code: Eyes66 required. One time use.
  • Clinique: Receive a FREE trial-size Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss plus FREE Shipping with any $35 clinique.com purchase. Just enter offer code LGLOSS at check out. Valid through 9.30.09.
  • Juara: Get 10% OFF JUARA Skincare September 2009. PROMO CODE: SEPT09
  • Prescriptives: Free Standard Shipping with any $35 Prescriptives.com purchase, use offer code FREESHIP3 at checkout.
  • Sephora: FREE Bare Escentuals BUXOM Lash Sample with any online order! Use code BUXOM at checkout!
  • Sephora: Buy the Michael Kors 1.7 or 3.4 oz EDP Spray and get a FREE Michael Kors Weekender Bag. Use code WEEKENDER at checkout.
  • Sephora: Get Dylan’s Candy Bon Bon Shower Gel and Body Butter for only $25 (a $38 value). Enter code DCANDY at checkout.
  • Sephora: Try this best seller! Get a deluxe sample of Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Serum with any order. Enter code VINOPERFECT at checkout.
  • Sephora: LIMITED TIME! Buy a Fusion Beauty LipFusion Color Shine gloss and get a 2nd gloss for 50% off ($19 value)! Enter code FUSION.
  • Sephora: Get Bliss’ Youth As We Know It Concentrate and Eye Cream for $89 ($145 value!). Enter code BLISSYOUTH at checkout.
  • Sephora: Buy any combination of 3 Make Up For Ever eyeshadow, diamond eyeshadow, or powder blush shades and get a refillable palette for free. Enter code MUFE at checkout.
  • Sephora: Get a free 0.5 oz. REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask with any $25 order. Enter code RENPEEL at checkout.
  • Sephora: Free Korres Lab sample of Korres Oak cream with any purchase. Enter code KORRESOAK at checkout.
  • Sephora: Get a free Enzyme Face Peal with any online purchase. Enter code AMORE at checkout.
  • Sephora: Free Cosmedicine Matte & Bronze Bronzing Powder lab sample with any $25 purchase. Enter code COSMEDLAB at checkout.
  • Skindinavia: Free 4oz. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray sample with every online purchase ($29 value), while supplies last.

For more daily deals, visit our special deals & sales section!

Did we miss a fantastic offer or sale? Share it with us in the comments!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the best compliment you’ve received on your makeup? Share! :)

Temptalia's Answer.

I think the biggest compliment is when someone asks what you’re wearing so *they* can purchase it, too!

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Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you like red lipstick/gloss?

  • Sometimes, depends on the person/occasion (44%, 488 Votes)
  • Yes, love it! (41%, 448 Votes)
  • No way! (13%, 147 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (2%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,097

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment sect

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Korres Materia Herba Toning Cleansing Foam ($27.00 for 5.07 fl. oz.) is a foaming cleanser that’s touted as being very natural/organic for you. Korres lists it as having 98.9% natural content, suitable for vegans, and doesn’t contain a whole slew of purported bad-for-you ingredients like mineral oil, silicone,s parabens, sulphyates, SLES, synthetic dyes, fragrances, or petrochemicals.

The cleanser is designed to use naturally derived salicylic acid to break up oil, bacteria, while providing mild exfoliation and controlling blemishes, according to the brand. As far as a cleanser goes, I like it, but I don’t love it. It’s a very no-frills kind of product. The packaging is simple, the product itself is simple. You pump the foam in your hands, apply to face, and massage the product into the skin to dissolve and remove daily build-up. The foam itself is white, and there’s no real scent to it – kind of reminds me of something light and airy but not fragrance-y. It just smells “natural” to me.

I like using this as a morning cleanser, because I only need a lightweight cleanser in the AM. It does a decent job at removing makeup, but it’s not excellent at removing heavy makeup (like longwearing eyeliner, mascara, etc.), so that’s yet another reason I use this in the morning rather than in the evening. It leaves my skin feeling clean without any tightness, though it can be a little on the drying side if you already have drier skin. It is great on combination and oily skin, though.

The packaging is functional, clean, and really just simple. The value of the product seems high to me, because I only need one pump of foam to cleanse my entire face. I suppose the only problem with solid packaging like this bottle is not having any idea when you start getting close to the bottom. I point this out because Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple (the foaming version) is clear, so you always have an idea of when you need to buy more.

All in all, it’s a decent cleanser, and if simplicity is your style, this may be more suitable for you. For a morning cleanser, it moves up to pretty good, because it just gives you that nicely clean and refreshed feeling without being more powerful than you need.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you like natural/organic lines and are looking for a simple cleanser, Korres Materia Herba may be something to consider.

Availability: Sephora