Free for Haul Friday, Volume #059

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Some products from Chanel spring, but they won’t arrive for like… at least a week.  Maybe after Christmas if I’m lucky.

Weekend plans: Got tons and tons of blogging to do so that I can relax over Christmas (without you ever knowing!).

What’s on your cheeks:  Still gotta jump in the shower, so nada yet!

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo!

We were part of Pawcurious’ 12 Days of Petmas; Mellan was 5 bells ringing!

More Mellan photos…

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Make Up For Ever Lips to Love — We Won!

Make Up For Ever Lips to Love — We Won!

Thank you for all of your support!! I saw we won, because it’s very true!  Make Up For Ever is putting together several of my designed Rock for Ever Essentials Kits, which I’ll be giving away to very lucky Temptalia readers.  More details about the kit and how to win it to come 🙂  You can check out my entry here.

Thank you again and again for all of your AMAZING comments!

With MAC Cham-Pale and Stylishly Yours keeping me busy, I just wanted to make sure I thanked you once again for your support and positivity. It really helps me keep my head up! 🙂

Maybelline Khaki Green Define-a-Line

Maybelline Khaki Green Define-a-Line

Maybelline Khaki Green Define-a-Line ($4.49 for 0.01 oz.) is a tarnished olive green with soft gold and green shimmer. Interesting enough, while the black eyeliner in this same formula is too creamy and ends up smudging all over the place on me, Khaki Green stays in place as it should. I wouldn’t even describe it as a creamy formula; it’s smooth enough and glides on without tugging and deposits a good amount of color in a single pass. I wonder if the shimmer causes it to be a “drier” formula and subsequently helps it to adhere to the lash line.

Welcome to Swatch-all-idays! To start 2011 off on the right foot (or post, as it may be!), Temptalia is going through a backlog of products we have photographed, swatched, and often tested but in a slightly different manner. Quick reviews may be partially incomplete, such as a blush may only be swatched on the arm rather than shown on the face. It is our hope that what we are able to provide is still helpful!

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RECOMMENDATION: It’s a nice alternative for a khaki green eyeliner if you’re on a tighter budget!


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Make Up For Ever Flash Color Palette

Make Up For Ever Flash Palette

This is a multi-tasking, multi-purpose palette designed with the artist in mind. If you have ever played around with color theory, I think this might be something you would enjoy. These are thin, creamy colors in very basic shades (overall) that can be used as is or mixed together to create different shades and variations. I do find that these crease when worn alone, especially if you do not sheer them out a lot, but they work well when layered over an eyeshadow primer or with powder eyeshadows to set.  I like these a lot for just general purpose, not necessarily so much as just eyeshadow bases, but as face or body paint.

On the back of the palette, it indicates that you cannot use these shades [in the USA] on the eyes: Coral 002, Fuchsia 005, or Red 017; nor these shades on the lips: Silver 003, White 010, or Bright Blue 014. It is interesting that the warnings are for the USA specifically. I was a little concerned about the packaging, but I have had this for a few months now, and the product is still creamy on the surface–no dried up product here.

Though Sephora doesn’t really sell individual flash colors (I only saw one–Bright Blue 014), they retail for $18 each (0.24 oz.), which works out to be $75/oz. This palette contains 2.46 oz. for $95, which works out to be $38.62/oz. It’s a nice way to load up on the Flash Colors for sure–twelve shades in all! A little goes a long way, but you do get a surprisingly amount of product per well (0.205 oz.).

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