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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you use waterproof mascara regularly? All the time? Only on special occasions?

Temptalia's Answer.

I tend to only use waterproof mascara if there’s an occasion that would call for it myself!

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Monday, November 30th, 2009

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Soiree for Holiday 2009: Lancome Plum Tease Ink Artliner Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Plum Tease Ink Artliner Gel Eyeliner ($23.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a new shade of Lancome’s Ink Artliner for the holiday season. It’s an eggplant-y plum with a soft, mostly matte appearance. It’s richly pigmented and goes on opaque in one swipe. It’s creamy and easy to work with, but it does dry down after about thirty seconds or so. It doesn’t budge, fade, or smudge throughout the day, and it really holds its own amongst the gel eyeliner heavyweights.

I like this with neutrals, but it especially pops with a healthy dose of sparkling gold eyeshadow, too! I don’t think I own any other gel eyeliners in this particular color, so that’s a huge deal for me — love it when that happens!

Even though winter has just started here in California, I’m actually wondering (and very eager!) whether we’ll see any bold hues for next summer…

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  Easy to wear, easy to use, and really excellent results make this one a slam dunk for me!

Availability: Lancome, Nordstrom

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Monday, November 30th, 2009

Estee Lauder Blacker Than Black Collection for Winter 2009

A Luxurious Collection of Rich, Intensely Saturated Black Mascaras and Sultry, Smoky Accents for Big, Bold, Dramatically Alluring Eyes.

Now beautifully bold, dramatic eyes are just a wave of the wand away. Don’t be shy, make your eyes the center of attention with Estée Lauder’s new Blacker Than Black eye collection. This unique collection features six of Estée Lauder’s most popular mascara formulas each in a richer, more concentrated, more dramatic black shade for eyes that appear bigger, bolder, more dramatic!

Because the mascara is so concentrated, it creates a contrast that defines and frames the eyes for a look that is at once highly sophisticated and utterly alluring. And, whether your look calls for lashes that are lengthened, defined, volumized, lifted, curled or a combination, you can achieve the look you want as each of these luxurious mascaras offer the same unique benefits as their original formulas, but now with the deepest, intense jet black effect.

Products

  • Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara in Blacker Black ($19.50) (Limited Edition)
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Bold Black ($19.50) (Limited Edition)
  • Projectionist in Jet Black ($19.50) (Limited Edition)
  • TurboLash in Turbo Black ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
  • More than Mascara in More Black ($19.50)
  • Magnascopic in Black ($21.00)
  • Black Smoke Signature Eyeshadow Quad ($35.00)
  • Onyx Double Wear Eye Pencil ($19.00)

Availability: December 2009

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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