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Sponsored: Beautylish Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals (2018)

2018 Black Friday/Cyber Monday


I’m excited to share Beautylish’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions with you! They’ve brought back the Bioderma beauty bundles they had last year along with 30% off select products (see below for the list) and a fragrance gift with purchase for Charlotte Tilbury purchases.

Bioderma Beauty Bundles

Are you a fiend for Bioderma? ‘Tis the season to stock up on this if it’s a favorite with value-packed bundles. Receive a free 100ml travel size with every 500ml bottle you purchase! Head over here to shop the bundles!

30% off Select Products

Starting now through Monday, November 26th at 9PM PT, Beautylish is offering 30% off the following products:

Gift with Purchase: Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream

When you spend at least $100 on Charlotte Tilbury, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of Charlotte Tilbury’s Scent of a Dream fragrance. The more you spend, the larger the bottle of fragrance included!

  • Spend $100 or more, receive 30ml Scent of a Dream ($75 value)
  • Spend $150 or more, receive 50ml Scent of a Dream ($100 value)
  • Spend $200 or more, receive 100ml Scent of a Dream ($130 value)

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Sponsored: Space NK Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off Event is Here | Temptalia’s Top Picks

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Best of Space NK

For Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Space NK has a great promotion going! From November 21st through November 26th, buy one, get one half off (some exclusions apply) throughout the site. I’ve partnered with them to highlight some of my personal favorites from products I’ve reviewed in the past that you can find at Space NK.

You’ll find more than 70 brands from niche, new, and luxury, such as Chantecaille, Hourglass, Kevyn Aucoin, and Surratt Beauty! Here are some of my picks to consider during their event…

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Sponsored: Beautylish’s Annual Gift Card Event is Here | Temptalia’s Top Picks

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Best of Beautylish

It’s the last day of Beautylish’s Annual Gift Card Event! Earn a complimentary $20 gift card for every $100 you spend at Beautylish. It ends at 11:59pm PT on November 4, 2018!

I’ve partnered with Beautylish to highlight some of my favorite products to kick off the start of their Annual Gift Card Event.  All of the products featured below are ones I’ve featured previously on the blog, so you’ll find swatches and full reviews as applicable. On my own shopping list: Sonia G. Face Two Brush (have one, want another), Wayne Goss Brush 20 (have one, want another), and Farmacy Green Clean.

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Coffee & Swatches: My Latte Favorites

Coffee & Swatchese
Coffee & Swatches (May 15th, 2018)

If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you’ll notice that I’ve started to share what I’ve dubbed “coffee and swatches,” which are photos of products I’m photographing (and swatching) along with my morning latte.  I’ve always hesitated to share what I might be photographing or testing to avoid feeling pressured (or like an utter failure) about when a review might be posted (I don’t always get around to reviewing what I’ve swatched or even tested due to time constraints).  On the other hand, my life is pretty routine–blogging, eating, and cuddling with the dog–and that’s about it, so I liked the idea of it being an authentic post that was a bit more personal than a standard product shot but still represented my day-to-day life.

Since then, I’ve regularly received questions asking about how I make my lattes, which has led to this post.  I’ll touch on my current set-up along with various systems and products I’ve used over the years (which have less of an upfront cost).  What you need to know about me:  I’m not your coffee expert; I am not the person who drinks straight espresso or black coffee, I am the person who likes the flavor and depth of espresso but tempered by frothy milk and something to sweeten it.  (A particularly well-prepared latte I can drink without adding sweetener, sugar-free or otherwise.)

It’s Going to the Dogs: Temptalia’s Favorites for Dogs

Mellan in an Orvis Bed
Mellan in one of his many Orvis Beds

Mellan is my dog that I’ve had since he was a mere eight-weeks old. He’s just over 10 years old now, and he’s been featured on Temptalia weekly for most of his life (Temptalia is a year older than he is!). I often get asked about his beds and collars, and I thought it might be fun to try something a bit different by writing a post on things I’ve found and loved that are dog-related and not beauty-related. It certainly proved to be cathartic for me to share some of what I’ve learned with Mellan over the years as well as just to write about something not lipstick for a moment (but I quite enjoy writing about makeup 99% of the time!). I’d love to hear about any of your go-to pet products and things that you’ve discovered, too! 🙂

Don’t worry if you’re only here for beauty posts as I don’t expect these types of posts to be too frequent (and this is an additional post to today’s schedule, not in lieu of something beauty-related–it’s a bonus not a substitute!).