Buy 2 Mascaras, Get 1 Free @ Nordstrom

Buy 2 Mascaras, Get 1 Free @ Nordstrom

Today (May 29th) only, Nordstrom is having a special where you can purchase two mascaras [from the same brand] and get a third free [of the brand’s top selling mascara]. It only applies to certain mascaras, which you can see here. Even though it says only applicable to certain brands, all the major mascara contenders are included — Chanel, Dior, Lancome — along with Bare Escentuals, Bobbi Brown, Chantecaille, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Guerlain, Laura Mercier, MAC, NARS, Shiseido, Smashbox, Trish McEvoy, YSL and more.

Heads up, though I think doing this in-store will yield you more variety. Just like when Nordstrom did buy 2 eyeshadows, get 1 free for MAC, you could only get the same shade for free online, but in-store, you could choose. I haven’t been to Nordstrom (hey, it’s 7am!) today, so I couldn’t tell you myself, but you could always call and ask before making the trip over, too. :)  Funny enough, I don’t think there is any mascara I’d be willing to commit to with 2-3 tubes, haha.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #1 Anthracite, #22 Emerald Green

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream

I can see #1 Anthracite working really well for an intense, ultra-dark smoky eye. I definitely think that #22 Emerald Green is definitely the more versatile and usable shade of these two in particular, though. It’s great layered underneath golds, greens, blues, and teals.

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Recommendation: If you love color and rich, creamy textures, you may find the new Aqua Creams right up your alley.

Availability: Sephora

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Sultry Sunset: All About Funbathing!

Sultry Sunset: All About Funbathing!

I was completely determined to use Funbathing lipstick, since it’s the only To the Beach lipstick I hadn’t yet used in an actual look. I already had a good idea of what I wanted to do — kind of a smoky berry/burgundy eye — and this is kind of ended up. I didn’t intend for the inner corner to be quite as orange-yellow, but I suppose it works!

May your Saturday be filled with enjoyment! :)

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and pull upwards along the inner crease. Lightly blend Free Love eyeshadow on the middle of the lid with the 239. Next, apply Star Violet eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Define the crease with Vibrant Grape eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Nylon eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #11 Aqua Cream on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Hipness blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Get-Away Bronze blush on the cheekbones.

For lips, apply Funbathing lipstick first, and then layer Easy Lounger lipglass for a complementing lip.

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Tag: Your Recent Beauty Adventures

Tag: Your Recent Beauty Adventures

I want to hear all about the beauty products you’ve recently purchased and worn. Tags are kind of like glorified surveys, but they’re fun ways to pass the time and learn a little more about each other :)

Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! :)

Here’s mine…

  • Last Mascara you bought: Chanel Exceptionnel (repurchase!)
  • Last Lipstick you wore: MAC Beachbound
  • Last Look you wore that you LOVED!: A coral & bronze look (details here)
  • Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with: MAC Sweet & Punchy — I LOVE the texture. It’s so amazing.
  • Last Blush you wore: MAC Get-Away Bronze; I like it, but it can be hard to get to look just right in photos so it doesn’t just look dirty.
  • Last time you washed your brushes: Last night!  Any time I do a bolder/more colorful look, I wash my brushes right away so there is no staining to deal with!
  • Last nail polish you removed: China Glaze For Audrey — gotta put it on my toes again soon!

Leave a comment and copy & paste the list below and fill it in with your answers! :)

Last Mascara you bought:
Last Lipstick you wore:
Last Look you wore that you LOVED!:
Last Eyeshadow you fell in love with:
Last Blush you wore:
Last time you washed your brushes:
Last nail polish you removed:

Win Marine Life from MAC’s To the Beach Collection! Another Chance!

Win Marine Life from MAC’s To the Beach Collection!

That’s right — we’re giving you another chance to win! This is a second Marine Life High-Light powder that will be awarded to one (1) lucky reader. (Retail value $26.00!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by June 14th, 2010 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 the winner once the winner confirms.

Two Ways to Win

You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite way to wear coral blush is.

2.) Follow me on Twitter & re-tweet the following: RT @temptalia Follow @temptalia & RT to win MAC Marine Life from To the Beach! Info + one more way to win: http://budurl.com/2marinelife

Congratulations to @wtfniki92 (Prerna)!