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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Sephora.com has their famous Sephora Sun Safety Kit ($22.50) back in stock and available for you to purchase. I love their kit, because it contains a whole slew of trial-sized suncare products (13 in total). It also comes in a yellow beach bag made out of recycled plastic. But you know the best part? 100% of the net profits of the kit sales go towards The Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • 0.14 oz Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15
  • 0.23 oz DDF Protect and Correct UV Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Lotion SPF 30
  • 1.0 oz Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
  • 0.1 oz Clarins UV Plus Day Screen High Protection SPF 40
  • 0.34 oz Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30
  • 0.33 oz Cosmedicine Medi-matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20
  • 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 PA+++
  • 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF 15
  • 0.4 oz Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
  • 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15
  • 0.01 oz Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Well-Rested for Eyes SPF 30

Plus, here are current codes for sample freebies…

  • Free portable, reusable tote. EARTHDAY
  • Free Smashbox Photofinish sample. PRIMER.
  • Free DuWop Prime Venom sample. DUWOP.
  • 8 Free natural & organic beauty samples. NATURALBAG
  • Purchase a pink NoNo, receive 2 free buffers and 5 blades. NONO.
  • Free deluxe sample of Fresh Umbrian Clay Face Treatment. FRESH.
  • Free Bare Escentuals 10-day sample and mini kabuki. PEACELOVE
Thursday, May 7th, 2009

7 Must-Have MAC Slimshine Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Gentle Simmer slimshine is a soft, sheer yellow-based pink, wihch kind of makes it a soft pinky coral shade with gold pearl. It’s extremely creamy, moisturizing, and it has a gorgeous glossy sheen finish.

Voile slimshine is a sheer golden-toned yellow. It doesn’t really go on yellow (at least, not for me), but it adds a very natural, easy on the eyes golden shimmer.

Funshine slimshine is a brighter version of Gentle Simmer, and it’s a bit more of a pink, too. It has just a touch of coral to it.

Bare slimshine is a creamy, opaque muted pink. It’s kind of like a nude/neutral color, but it is a bit more pigmented than traditional nude lipsticks are.

See three more picks you must try! Continue reading →

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What other beauty sites do you visit (that aren’t blogs!)? Share your favorites!

Temptalia's Answer.

For me, I tend to just visit various retailers’ websites to see what new products they’ve listed (e.g. Nordstrom)!
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Zoya MATTEVELVET for Fall 2009

OMG, I just got word that ZOYA will be introducing MATTEVELVET shades this Fall.

“Designed to appeal to a multitude of matte color trend lovers; including every metro mod, vintage stylista, retro pin-up, goth beauty, glam rocker, street chic fashionista and color junkie out there, ZOYA MATTEVELVET shades deliver the new color of fashion. Get all of the color, none of shine with MATTEVELVET, Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer resulting in utterly wearable and truly stylish nail polish.”

The shades included are ($6.00 each)

  • Loredana (ZP498) Gunmetal gray matte shimmer
  • Dovima (ZP499) Black matte shimmer
  • Posh (ZP500) Wine matte shimmer

Availability: MATTEVELVET by ZOYA available July 1, 2009.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

shu uemura Eternal Gold Collection for Summer 2009

Pressed Eyeshadow ($20.00)

  • Gold #350 (Metallic)
  • Brown #850 (Metallic)

Cream Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Pink (Pearl)
  • Brown 7A (Pearl)

UV Under Base Shimmer ($35.00)
Limited Edition legendary UV Under Base with a shimmering texture for a natural glow. A weightless mousse makeup base with an ultra thin veil of shimmering pearls that helps to even out skintone and texture, reduce redness and minimize the appearance of pores. Use before makeup application to prepare the face for flawless makeup.

Bronzing Powder ($38.00)

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

Natural 50H Goat Brush ($75.00)

Glow On Blush ($21.00)

  • Amber #83 (Pearl)
  • Pink #31 (Pearl)

Gloss Unlimited ($22.00)

  • #755N (Brown)

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine ($23.00)

  • #901 (Beige)
  • 301 (Pink)

Available: Now available at shuuemura.com.

See more product photos! Continue reading →

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009


This is NOT an official promotional image for the collection.

MAC Cosmetics Graphic Garden Collection for Nordstrom Anniversary

U.S. Launch Date: July 17th (July 9th at The Bay)

Brush Bags ($49.50)

A black and white twill bag with a separate brush holder featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

  • Define & Blend 129SE, 190SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE
  • Shape & Perfect 168SE, 187SE, 194SE, 212SE, 275SE

Eye Shadow 6 Palette ($38.00)

A black metal compact with a black and white plaque featuring the repeat signature MAC logo that morphs (holographic) into a black and white floral pattern when viewed from different angles.

Fresh Cut Palette

  • Floral Inc. (Frost)
  • Sun-Shy (Lustre)
  • Fresh Cut (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Poppy Noir (Velvet)
  • Bloomcycle (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Part Peony (Lustre)
  • 213SE Brush

Graphic Garden Palette

  • Social Climber (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Botancial Blue (Frost)
  • Straight Hedge (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Wild Wisteria (Lustre)
  • Linear Lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Graphic Garden (Velvet)
  • 213SE brush

Lip Bags ($34.50)

A black and white twill makeup bag featuring a rose or poppy pattern.

Summer Crop Lip Bag

  • Lipstick: Semi-Annual (Lustre)
  • Lipstick: Garden Bed (Lustre)
  • Lipglass: Summer Crop (Frost)

Baby Blooms Lip Bag

  • Lipstick: Soft Illusion (Frost)
  • Lipstick: Spiceflower (Amplified Cream)
  • Lipglass: Baby Blooms (Frost)

See details for the Look Boxes! Continue reading →