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Temptalia’s Beauty Closet – Brushes, Foundations, and More

Temptalia’s Beauty Closet – Brushes, Foundations, and More

Based on your requests, I filmed this additional video that shows the area where I actually do my makeup, which is where I keep things like brushes, foundations, concealers, etc. ūüôā

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Beautiful Beginnings with Urban Decay

Beautiful Beginnings with Urban Decay

What was the first Urban Decayproduct you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first Urban Decayproduct you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer:  The first products I tried by Urban Decay were back in fall 2008. It was when they debuted their dagger-adorned lipstick range, which were really fun to look at, though less practical to store! I also tried out some of their matte eyeshadows, like Electric, and they have a really soft, buttery matte formula that makes mattes easier to work with. Some of my long-time favorite Urban Decay products are their eyeshadows and their eyeliners!

Share your first time experiences with Urban Decay in the comments! ūüôā

5 Forbidden Burgundy Eyeshadows

5 Forbidden Burgundy Eyeshadows

Burgundy eyeshadows can look really lovely and add a lot of drama to any eye look. I love wearing it in the crease paired with a soft gold or brown.

  1. Laura Mercier Deep Garnet — rich, velvety burgundy
  2. MAC Deep Damson — deep burgundy-brown
  3. Inglot #452 — burgundy berry with a frosted finish
  4. Make Up For Ever #311 — darkened purpled burgundy
  5. Make Up For Ever #17 — creamy burgundy with a hint of brown and berry

What’s your favorite burgundy eyeshadow?

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This Week’s Sales for March 19th, 2012


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  • EBATES: ¬†Lancome (14%), The Body Shop (10%), Sephora (8%), DermStore (7.5%)
  • FAB: ¬†Limegreen (3/18),
  • GILT: ¬†—
  • HAUTELOOK: Kinerase (3/19), GO SMiLE (3/19), TEI Spa (3/19), ybf Cosmetics (3/20), Snowberry (3/20), sjal (3/21), Wet Line Pro (3/21), Caswell-Massey (3/21)
  • IDEELI: ¬†—
  • MRREBATES: ¬†Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), SkinStore (10%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), ULTA (8%), Beauty.com (8%)
  • MYHABIT:¬†Lotus (3/19), Goldfaden Skincare (3/21),
  • Rue La La: ¬†

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
  • BATH & BODY WORKS: ¬† 20% off entire purchase with code PICKED4U, expires 4/1.
  • BEAUTY.COM: ¬†Get $10 off $50 through THIS LINK.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases. Free international shipping with $125+ purchases. ¬†Free hello flawless oxygen wow sample with any order with codes: HFIVORY, HFPETAL, HFCHAMPS, HFHONEY, HFBEIGE, HFTOASTED, HFAMBER, HFHAZEL, HFNUTMEG, expires 3/31.¬†Free POREfessional mini with $35+ order with code PROBALM, expires 3/19.
  • BLISS: ¬†Free Clarins gift of three minis with Clarins purchase of $40+ with code CLRNSTRIO, expires 3/31. ¬†Free silver and chocolate bag filled with Sisley mini goodies with $300+ Sisley purchase with code CUTEBAG, expires 4/30.
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  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.¬†Free Sulfur Therapeutic Mask with any DDF purchase with code MASKGIFT, expires 3/31.
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  • DERMSTORE: ¬†10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 6/2/12.
  • ELIZABETH ARDEN:
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  • KERASTASE: 20% off orders of $100+ with code MARCH20, expires 3/26.
  • KIEHLS: ¬†Purchase Midnight Recovery Concentrate or Midnight Recovery Eye and receive complimentary shipping and a deluxe Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ for daytime protection with code NIGHT, expires 3/25. ¬†¬†Purchase Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado & receive complimentary shipping and a deluxe sample of Ultra Facial Cream with code AVOCADO, expires 3/31.
  • LANCOME:¬†Free 4-piece sample + free shipping with $45+ purchase with code LANMARCH, expires 3/31. ¬†Free deluxe sample duo + free shipping on any order, expires 3/21.
  • NORDSTROM: ¬†Free shipping & free returns everyday.¬†Free lancome gift (valued up to $139) with any $39.50 Lancome purchase.
  • ORIGINS: ¬†Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
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  • SEPHORA: ¬† Free Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code EXTRAFIRM, expires 4/11.. ¬†Free Hourglass No. 28 deluxe primer serum sample with $25+ purchase with code PRIME28, expires 4/10. Free NARS Mini Trio with any VIB purchase with code VIBPERKS, expires 3/27. ¬†Free Alterna Bamboo Shine Shampoo Deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code LUMINOUS, expires 3/20. ¬†2 free Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Clothes with $25+ purchase with code SPACLOTH, expires 3/27. Free Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code BENEFIANCE, expires 3/20. ¬†Free travel-size Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream with $25+ purchase with code STRAIGHT, expires 3/20. Four free Ojon Damage Reverse samples with $25+ purchase with code TRYOJON. Free deluxe sample of Buxom Big & Healthy Marrakech Lipstick with $25+ purchase with code UNDRESSED.
  • SKINSTORE.COM: ¬†20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code NEW2012, expiration unknown.
  • TARTE: Free shipping on $40+ orders.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):¬†Buy 2, get 1 free on all skincare, expires 3/29.
  • ULTA: ¬†$3.50 off any $10 purchase (exclusions apply) with code 79726. ¬†¬†Buy 1, get 1 50% off Physicians Formula, Revlon Beauty Tools, NYX Eye Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail, Almay, Japonesque Cosmetic Brushes, Aveeno.
  • YSL: ¬†Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.