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Monday, November 30th, 2009

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: BODY SCRUBS!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about body scrubs and all that those entail.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away $200+ in MAC Cosmetics!

The theme of this prize package is MAC’s mineralize line. The total value of the prize is $202.00.

Winner will receive:

  • MAC Cheek & Cheerful Blush
  • MAC Dark MSFN
  • MAC Assemblage Eyeshadow
  • MAC Eccentricity Eyeshadow
  • MAC Interview Eyeshadow
  • MAC Natural Flare Eyeshadow
  • MAC Odd Bits Eyeshadow
  • MAC Persuasive Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sea & Sky Eyeshadow
  • MAC Word of Mouth Eyeshadow

RULES: All entries must be submitted by December 9th, 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.

How to Win:  Two Ways

You can enter either way or both ways (for two chances to win).  If commenting to win, please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

1. Comment to win: leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite MAC mineralize product is.
2. Follow us on Twitter and re-tweet the following: RT @temptalia RT and follow @temptalia to win $200+ in MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Shadow&Blush!   Rules: http://tinyurl.com/macminset

Winner: Alexis B., Twitter user @BrittanyAlexisB

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Cyber Monday 2009: Beauty & Makeup Deals

With Black Friday becoming a bigger and more intense sales day–both online and in-store–it’s hard to keep up with all the deals.  It looks like a lot of brands are waiting ’til Cyber Monday (the Monday immediately following Black Friday–the 30th), though!  I’ll continue to update this post and move it up come Cyber Monday as well.  If you’ve spotted any great upcoming deals for Cyber Monday, let us know in the comments!

  • Bath & Body Works: Get 25% Off Your Entire Online Order Until 12.01.09! Enter Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY
  • Bliss: Get a full size super slough scrub (a $32 value) with every purchase at blissworld.com! Offer valid 11.30.09 only!
  • Bobbi Brown: 20% off all orders 11/30 to 12/2. Proceeds support Bobbi Brown’s $10,000 donation to Dress for Success as well.
  • Korres: Spend $35 or more and get a free Triple Treats Showergel Trio ($18 Value) Code TREATS. Spend $50 or more and get a free Jumbo Guava Body Butter ($ 29.50 Value) Code GUAVA. Spend $75+ or more and a free Wild Rose Regimen Kit ($39.50 Value) Code ROSE. $5 off all Regimen Kits, 30% off Materia Herba line, buy 1 get 1 shower gels/body milks & shampoo/conditioner.
  • L’Occitane: Shea Fantastique $39.96 ($86 value), free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
  • Lab Series: 25% off your entire order and free standard shipping with every purchase. 11/30 to 12/4.
  • Macy’s: Free Shipping with $75 purchase at Macy’s.com. Promo code: CYBER. Valid 11/29 to 11/30.
  • Origins: Get $10 off any order of $25 or more at Origins.com. Enter code TenOff09. Valid 11/30
  • Philosophy: Spend $75 and get a free gift valued at over $100! Free shipping with no minimum purchase required! There is no promo code required for this, it will be automatically applied to each order.
  • Shu Uemura: 7 deluxe samples on orders of $125 or more, plus free shipping and 20% off for those orders. Deluxe samples include mesh bag, mini-gloss, brightening cream, red:juvenus intense vitalizing concentrate, pleasure of Japanese bath — hinoki, cleansing beauty oil premium A/O, depsea water mist in chamomile, powder foundation. Use code WISHDELUXE09. Valid 11/30
  • Tarte: 40% off your entire order and get free shipping on $25+ purchases.  Code CYBERMON9.  Valid 11/30
  • The Body Shop: 20% Off All Orders & Choice of Free Product. Valid 11/30
Monday, November 30th, 2009

Smashbox Legendary Lipstick
Smashbox Legendary Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Smashbox Legendary Lipstick

Smashbox Legendary Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an ultra glossy blue-based red lipstick. It glides on effortlessly and gives nearly opaque color is just two layers. It has a very glossy look to it, but there is no shimmer to it. It’s one of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lipsticks, which means they “infused” their Photo Finish Foundation Primer into it. All in all, it’s supposed to make it feel silkier, smoother, and increase wear-time. I found it definitely felt very smooth and soft on my lips, and it certainly wore well throughout the afternoon I tested it (about five hours). It’s not the longest-lasting lipstick I’ve worn, but it’s very comfortable, which is a huge plus.

Edit: Fixed the photos!

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

Check out more photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Welcome our New Layout for 2010!

(This was posted last week, prior to Thanksgiving, but we’ve bumped it up for regular readers returning from the holidays.)

Long-time readers will know that we change-up our layout on a yearly basis, and this year is no different!  (Well, a little different–we’re a smidgen early!)  We took a lot of your feedback into consideration and tried to implement certain design elements and features that would best answer your needs!

We do have some additional tweaking of certain features and areas of the site, but it should be functioning fairly normally — so if you encounter any bugs (like, “OMG, where’d the page go?  The sidebar is missing!”), please, please let us know!  There’s one major feature that we’re still working on that’s not quite ready for launch and that’s an advanced search function.  Bear with us :)

Definitely let us know what you think of the new site, but let me walk you through some of the major changesContinue reading →

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your current favorite body lotion? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m loving Lubiderm right now!