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Sephora Engagement Ring

Colorful Eyeshadow DCDiscontinued. $10.00/0.07 oz.

Official Description

A range of shadows featuring highly pigmented, long-lasting colors in a variety of finishes. Watch makeup go from everyday to extraordinary with this endless array of colors and finishes. These shadows provide superior color, coverage, and long-lasting wear (up to 10 hours) thanks to the Color Eye Last complex, which includes an exclusive combination of up to 70 percent pigments, pearls, and shimmer particles. The shadows are also exceptionally easy to apply with micronized pigments that make for an ultrasmooth, blendable texture.

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Sephora Engagement Ring (04)

Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner 24 HR Wear DCDiscontinued. $12.00/0.09 oz.

Official Description

An ultra long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner for intense color. This liquid eyeliner enables you to draw a single stroke of intense, even, waterproof color that lasts up to 24 hours. The formula dries quickly, remains smudge-proof all day long, and comes off swiftly and easily with eye makeup remover. The fine-tipped, flexible applicator enables you to draw a thin or thick line for a custom, precise, flawless look. With three irresistible finishes including matte, shimmer, or glimmer, you are certain to create a variety of chic daytime or glamorous nighttime looks.

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A MAC Engagement – Shannon & Eddy – Congratulations from Temptalia!

One of Temptalia’s regular readers, Tekoa, has a very heartwarming tale she wanted to share with you.  I hope it brightens up your Saturday morning as much as it did for me when I first read it!  Now, let me let Tekoa tell you what happened…

The story begins in a MAC store. Eddy and I have been going out for about two years, and during that time we both became well known at the local MAC store. He is a classic enabler for my MAC addiction, offering such thoughts as ‘You should get all the Slimshines!’ and ‘I think you need another lipgloss. Lets go to MAC!’ Often, a date would involve him subtly directing me into the store to visit our Makeup Artist friends and to acquire a surprise present.

This month I was in Ethiopia/Israel for summer school. While I was away, Eddy worked with the MA’s for an incredibly romantic surprise. The day after I got back, he took me to the MAC store under the impression that there was a Super Secret launch that was being released that day. In retrospect, I really should have known better since Temptalia was silent on the matter :). Anyways, we walk in and greet people. Then he takes my hand and says that he lied to me; there was no Super Secret launch that day. And then Eddy gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Awwww!

To celebrate the happy event, the MAC store itself had a surprise for me. It was a gift box full of makeup from the N Collection, Heatherette and Neo Sci Fi! Love and loot, I am a blessed girl indeed.

1) “It’s not a secret launch!” 2) The proposal

3) The ring! Happy! 4)YES!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON (TEKOA) & EDDY!

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #219

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  I bought the other Dior spring eyeshadow palette online yesterday, and it might even arrive today, which would be awesome!
  • Weekend plans: Brunch, then football on Sunday. I’d like to catch-up on my backlog of email and comments, too!
  • Favorite piece of jewelry you own?:  My wedding ring/engagement ring; it’s the only piece I wear 24/7, but I feel like that’s too obvious, so aside from that, the earrings my mom gave me for Christmas that are in the design of the Temptalia logo. She worked with my favorite Etsy jewelry designer, and I just love the way they look.

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Definitely Mellan’s longest toy!

I keep my ring on most of the time. When I first got it… well, I would take it off when I washed my hair, because it sometimes would get caught, but now I’m used to it. I do remove it when I apply hand or body cream – or for body, if you’re just doing legs or something, you can apply with one hand 🙂 For face, I keep it on. What I like to do is set the rings on my nightstand OR on the lid of the jar – that way I see them before I put away the cream!

— Christine

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #360

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

  • Haul: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks (not sure when I can swatch these, as they’re permanent and I need to push through holiday palettes before I get completely overwhelmed!), Becca Blush Trio, Guerlain Holiday
  • Weekend plans: We’ll be keeping it pretty low-key! I celebrated my birthday earlier in the week, so we did our big dinner out already. I’m thinking we’ll stick with our usual brunch place, pick up necessities at the grocery store, and catch up on work.
  • What’s one type of accessory you always reach for?: I always carry a purse and sunglasses when I go out, so those are my new musts. Otherwise, the one that’s always on me are my wedding rings (engagement/wedding band).

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This week’s Mellan photo…

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Introducing Livefyre Commenting System

Introducing Livefyre Commenting System

We are currently trialing Livefyre’s commenting system, which we chose because we believe it offers some really key features that will improve engagement and interaction.  If you haven’t seen Livefyre before, you may be more familiar with its competitor, Disqus.  At its simplest, they’re both similar (but they are different overall)–they’re another commenting platform that allows for more features/options than the natural WordPress commenting platform.  There are several ways to login using existing IDs you may have around the web as well as a guest (or anonymous) option.  You can follow conversations, get notified of replies to your comments, tag other users in your comments, share with friends, like/flag comments, and more!

We hope you’ll enjoy the additional features, and we’ll be following the process carefully to ensure it’s a good fit for our readers! 🙂

Update:  Livefyre has addressed some of our concerns about features, which will be added very shortly, so we’ve re-enabled it 🙂  See, ask and you shall receive!

P.S. — With 700,000+ comments, the import process may take up to three days.  The most recent comments are being imported first, so there should be little disruption overall.

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Burberry Bright Pink (233)

Kisses Sheer Lipstick PPermanent. $34.00/0.07 oz.

Official Description

An ultralightweight, hydrating lipstick that delivers a comfortable, buildable, sheer-shine finish. Burberry’s Kisses Sheer features a balm-like gel texture that leaves lips with a sheer, glossy veil of color in just one swipe. The formula is buildable with a second and third swipe for a subtle burst of translucent, comfortable color. Infused with Burberry’s signature of rosehip, tea and lavender formula, the lightweight gel formula offers lasting hydration and flatters all skin tones.

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Burberry Tea Rose (277)

Kisses Sheer Lipstick PPermanent. $34.00/0.07 oz.

Official Description

An ultralightweight, hydrating lipstick that delivers a comfortable, buildable, sheer-shine finish. Burberry’s Kisses Sheer features a balm-like gel texture that leaves lips with a sheer, glossy veil of color in just one swipe. The formula is buildable with a second and third swipe for a subtle burst of translucent, comfortable color. Infused with Burberry’s signature of rosehip, tea and lavender formula, the lightweight gel formula offers lasting hydration and flatters all skin tones.