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  • b-glowing20% off skincare orders of $60+ with code 20SKINCARE, ends 10/25.
  • Ulta50% off Urban Decay Naked Concealer (now $14.50), ends 10/28.

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Win It! We’re Giving Away $500+ in Temptalia’s Holiday Favorites!

It’s become an annual tradition to kick off the sale extravaganza that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday with a giveaway featuring my personal favorites!  We’ve partnered with Ebates to give away two sets of prizes; the first one is valued at $300 and the second one is valued at $213 (see above image for what’s included in each set).  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents with a valid Ebates account–if you haven’t already signed-up, sign-up here!

New to Ebates? Ebates helps you save money by giving you cash back on your online purchases at over 2,000 retailers, including ones like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom! Right now, you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus when you join and make your first purchase of $25 or more. For example, if a retailer has 10% cash back, and you make a $50 purchase, you’ll get $5 cash back (plus your $10 welcome bonus if it is your first purchase of $25+ through Ebates), which is paid out on a quarterly basis by check or PayPal. There’s no cost or fee to you; you just have to shop through Ebates before you make your purchase. To get the most out of Ebates, you can download their browser button that will keep you notified about the latest coupon codes, promos, and cash back.  Check out some of the current double cash back offers for Cyber Monday…

Top Beauty Cash Back Deals | Now through 12/4/2016

  • Amorepacific (10%)
  • Sulwhasoo (10%)
  • Kohl’s (8%)
  • The Body Shop (8%)
  • Saks (8%)
  • Bobbi Brown (7%)
  • NARS (7%)
  • Nordstrom (6%)
  • Ulta (6%)
  • Macy’s (6%)
  • Clinique (6%)

Plus, on Black Friday (November 25th), there will be over 500 stores joining with Double Cash Back for one-day only!

SIGN-UP FOR EBATES HERE!

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Sponsored: Beautylish Bioderma Beauty Bundles for Black Friday!

Beautylish Bioderma Beauty Bundles for Black Friday

Stock up on the makeup remover in everyone’s kit with Bioderma Beauty Bundles, available this Black Friday weekend only at Beautylish.com. Bioderma is a no-rinse micellar water that sweeps away makeup and impurities to leave the skin soft and refreshed. From Friday, Nov. 25 until Monday, Nov. 28 at 11:59PM PST, receive a free 100 ml bottle with the purchase of a 500 ml bottle. Supplies are limited, so shop this event while you can!

  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O: The original hypoallergenic formula gently cleanses and soothes the skin with cucumber extract.
  • Bioderma Sébium H2O: Designed for oily and acne-prone complexions, Sébium purifies the skin while regulating sebum production.
  • Bioderma Hydrabio H2O: This hydrating formula nourishes the skin and boosts its ability to retain moisture.

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2016: The Tale of the New Logo & Updated Design

Oooh, something looks a little different! After blogging for 10 years, it was time for a fresh look and feel! Our new logo was designed by the very talented Tara Esposito (highly recommend her; she was fantastic to work with, creative, and even the initial comps were all logos I could have seen used). From there, we spent the last three months working on an updated design with a lot of changes to the code itself. The redesign process was focused on two aspects: 1) improving the user experience on mobile (and small devices), and 2) improving consistency across style and elements across the site. Temptalia is a lot more than just a blog, and we recognize that it can be completely overwhelming, especially for readers who are newer to the site!

For mobile, we tried to address the following: 1) more important information within the first screen as much as possible, 2) reduce scrolling, 3) minimize unnecessary space on left/right/top/bottom to maximize what you see one each screen. When it came to consistency in styling, it was primarily about using the same terminology more consistently throughout the site along with simplifying product badges and then using different sizes. It was also about further prioritizing what actions are available and where, and being more in sync about what pieces of information are most important on the blog, compared to the Dupe List or the Foundation Matrix.

As always, please let us know of any errors either in this post or if it seems like a larger issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Nick at nick[at]temptalia.com.

Below, I’ll discuss some of the larger changes made:

Sponsored: Win 1 of 6 $50 Sephora Gift Cards!

Win 1 of 6 $50 Sephora Gift Cards!

To celebrate one of the largest sales of the year, we’ve partnered with Ebates to give away six $50 (digital) gift cards to Sephora! We’ll be awarding three on November 6th and three on November 13th. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents with a valid Ebates account–if you haven’t already signed-up, sign-up here!

New to Ebates? Ebates helps you save money by giving you cash back on your online purchases at over 2,000 retailers, including ones like Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom! Right now, you’ll get a $10 welcome bonus when you join and make you first purchase of $25 or more. For example, if a retailer has 10% cash back, and you make a $50 purchase, you’ll get $10 cash back, which is paid out on a quarterly basis by check or PayPal. There’s no cost or fee to you; you just have to shop through Ebates before you make your purchase. To get the most out of Ebates, you can download their browser button that will keep you notified about the latest coupon codes, promos, and cash back.  Check out some of the current cash back offers…

  • Proactiv+ (15% cash back)
  • PUR (10% cash back)
  • Avon (8% cash back)
  • The Body Shop (7% cash back)
  • B-Glowing (6% cash back)
  • Nordstrom (6% cash back)
  • Sephora (4% cash back)
  • Ulta (3% cash back)

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Here’s what I hauled during the VIB Rouge event! 🙂



Sponsored: The Beautylish Gift Card Event is Back!

The annual Beautylish Gift Card Event is back again! From November 3 to November 6, 2016, receive a complimentary $20 USD gift card for every $100 USD you spend on Beautylish.com. This is the perfect time to stock up on old favorites or treat yourself to the items you’ve been eyeing all year. Bestsellers and new arrivals sell out quickly, so sign up for the event to receive your special access link when the event is live.

Start building your wishlist with some of these top picks from Beautylish: