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Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Let Me Fly Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty turquoise shimmer with gorgeous silver shimmer.” It’s a dusty teal-blue with silver shimmer that’s opaque in two coats. The formula was really nice on this one; not too thick or thin with even flow and great coverage.  I’ve had good luck with wear on Cult Nails’ line so far (I’ve tested three or four shades in full)–getting about a week’s worth of wear without chips.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Let Me Fly



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I was a late bloomer–I really didn’t get into makeup until I went off to college, so I had just turned eighteen!  I think it’s important to balance having fun and maintaining a young person’s self-image and self-esteem.  You don’t want makeup to become a crutch or give them the idea that makeup is required to be beautiful, but you don’t necessarily want to forbid them at all!  I would say subtle things like tinted lip balm, sheer gloss are great ways to start out when you’re young.

— Christine

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions Online!

Thank you so much for your amazing support and love – it has been a truly tremendous day in every way.

This moment would not have been possible without all of you, because it is the power of Temptalia (which is all of YOU!) that opens up the doors to these kinds of opportunities.  Having the shade sell out is bittersweet–it’s an amazing feeling, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I’d much rather any person who wanted one to be able to purchase.  At the end of the day, I’m here for you; Temptalia is for readers–being able to help you is what drives me. My passion is to create content and features to make your beauty lovin’ life easier.  Thank you for sharing in this journey with me!

I’m going to keep my fingers crossed (and make Mellan keep his paws crossed!) that they’ll find some more over the next couple of days.  The best way to get the latest is to follow me on Twitter or Facebook, because between my site-stalking and yours, we’ll see it if it does.  Expect another Jealousy Wakes giveaway on Thursday or Friday!


  • Edited @ 9:12PM PST:  All nine of the shades from this launch are now listed as “COMING SOON!”  It doesn’t seem likely that it just so happened that all nine shades sold out at exactly the same time, and while I definitely don’t know what’s going on, they might have tried to put a hold on purchases until it officially launches.  That’s just a guess, though.
  • Edited @ 9:26PM PST: All nine of the shades have now disappeared. It’s a waiting game!
  • Edited @ 11:51PM PST: Several readers are reporting LiveChat giving a 6AM EST time for when things will be up for sale.  Right now, all the shades are listed but as “coming soon.”
  • Edited @ 7:39AM PST (6/21):  I have no new news to report other than it should officially launch sometime today.
  • Edited @ 11:19AM PST: Looks like you can add to cart now!!
  • Edited @ 11:31AM PST:  It may be sold out on the Canadian website.  I checked as late as 12:24PM PST and for me, it still shows sold out.  It still shows “add to bag” on the U.S. site.
  • Edited @ 3:35PM PST: Jealousy Wakes is now showing as sold out on the U.S. site.  Let’s cross our fingers they’ll find more somewhere somehow 🙂

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Jealousy Wakes with Blue Look

Jealousy Wakes with Blue Look

My eyes have been really dry lately, so under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t create a look and post it (just because the surface of my lids makes working with powder products a big pain!), but how could I not do something to commemorate this day?

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof all over the lid and above the crease with the 249 to lay down your eyeshadow base.   Next, apply Verve eyeshadow on the lower third of the lid with the 239.  Then pat Jealousy Wakes eyeshadow onto the upper half of the lid and into the crease with the 239.  With the 226, apply Atlantic Blue eyeshadow above the crease.  Diffuse the crease edge with Trench eyeshadow using the 217.  Lightly highlight the edge of the brow bone with Verve eyeshadow with the 239.  Next, apply Deviant liner on the lower lash line, and then smudge with Jealousy Wakes. Coat lashes with They’re Real mascara to finish the look.

For cheeks, apply Sugarbomb on the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply #2 lipgloss mixed with Mambo lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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Win It! $100 Cash from Ebates!

Celebrating Beauty Week @ Ebates!

Congratulations to HautePJ, Linda, and Amy!

If you’re not familar with Ebates, it’s a program that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases whenever you shop through Ebates. For example, if you sign-up, click-through their Sephora link, then you would get 8% cash back on any purchase made at Sephora. Every three months, Ebates pays you (via check or PayPal) any cash back you’ve earned.  You can either sign-up through Temptalia (which is a referral link), or you can simply go to Ebates.com directly to sign-up.

From June 20th through June 27th, Ebates is offering extra cash back on the following beauty retailers:

  • Avon (6%)
  • Bath & Body Works (6%)
  • Elizabeth Arden (10%)
  • FragranceNet (12%)
  • Lancome (14%)
  • Philosophy (10%)
  • Sephora (8%)
  • The Body Shop (10%)

The Prize

To celebrate Beauty Week, we have a fabulous giveaway featuring everyone’s favorite–cold hard cash–with three winners (U.S. residents only).  One (1) grand prize winner will receive $100, while two runner-ups will each receive $50!

To Enter

  • You must be a member of Ebates, whether you’re an existing member or sign-up today.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite beauty (online) retailer is to shop at!

For official rules… 

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