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MAC Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara Launches


MAC Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara Launches

Introducing M·A·C Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash, with an intense new pigment for a shade that’s blacker than black for the deepest, darkest, richest lashes ever. The velvety formula coats from root to tip, silky soft with conditioning ingredients that prevent dryness, spikes and hardening. Just insert the wand through the small opening for high definition or through the large opening for loads of volume. Your lashes, your look, your call. Permanent.

Haute & Naughty ($20.00 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Too Black Deepest, darkest, richest black

Availability: July 12th, 2012 at Nordstrom; August 16th, 2012 online at maccosmetics.con; August 23rd, 2012 in stores

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MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Collection


MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Collection

Electrifying pigments fuse with high frost in 12 limited edition shades. From the moment your brush touches the lightweight formula, you’ll be wired into its sensational blending power. For a multi-dimensional pearly wash, try Superwatt—a shimmering taupe. Amp it up with Highly Charged’s vibrant purple, or shock with Fashion Circuit’s Kelly green. It’s luxe with a hue-rich colour charge…who wouldn’t want to be this Electric?

Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pure Flash Pale champagne
  • Love Power Soft shimmering rose
  • Dynamo Mid-tone coral
  • Coil Copper bronze
  • Superwatt Light shimmering taupe
  • Brilliantly Lit Bright acid yellow green
  • Fashion Circuit Bright kelly green
  • Infra-violet Mid-tone pink violet with blue pearl
  • Highly Charged Rich purple with pink pearl
  • Switch to Blue Rich cobalt
  • Blacklit Black with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Electroplate Cool gunmetal grey

Availability: July 19th, 2012 at Nordstrom; July 26th, 2012 at maccosmetics.com, August 2nd, 2012 at all MAC locations; August 2012 at select International MAC locations

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MAC Illustrated Collection + Nordstrom Exclusives


MAC Illustrated Collection + Nordstrom Exclusives

Three renowned illustrators transform classic M·A·C makeup bags into mini masterpieces. Julie Verhoeven’s bold colours and outright wit come alive, featuring an array of abstract faces swept with vibrant hues. François Berthoud’s intricate flowers convey pop art chic in fluoro-brights. Nikki Farquharson ’s design is a graphic, bold hand-drawn black-and-white pattern, hit with swirls of red and yellow. Available in two sizes—one scaled for just necessities, the other for total beauty. Limited Edition. M·A·C Store exclusive.

Illustrated Bags ($30.00 U.S.; $35.00 U.S. / $36.00 CDN; $42.00 CDN)

  • Petite Bag by Nikki Farquharson Black, gray, yellow, orange, blue
  • Small Bag by Nikki Farquharson
  • Petite Bag by Francois Berthoud Flowers
  • Small Bag by Francois Berthoud Flowers
  • Petite Bag by Julie Verhoeven Faces
  • Small Bag by Julie Verhoeven Faces

The following products are exclusive to Nordstrom for their Anniversary Sale!

  • Smoky Eye Plum Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes Creative Whim, Drawn to Drama, Moody eyeshadows; 275 and 212 brushes, Purple Dash Technakhol Eyeliner, Mini Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara
  • Smoky Eye Black Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes Naked Lunch< Wedge, Carbon eyeshadows; 275 and 212 brushes; Graphblack Technakhol Eyeliner, Mini Zoomblack Zoom Lash Mascara
  • Peach Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Ravishing Lipstick, Sublime Shine Dazzleglass Creme, Creamkiss Cremestick Liner
  • Pink Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Vivid Imagination Lipstick, Julia Dazzleglass Creme, Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
  • Nude Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Creme d’Nude Lipstick, Natural Talent Dazzleglass Creme, Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner
  • Red Lip Color & Bag by Julie Verhoeven ($39.50) Includes Must Be Red! Lipstick, Totally Fab Dazzleglass Creme, Freehand Cremestick Liner
  • All Over Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) Includes 129, 227, 224, 219, 266 brushes
  • Face Canvas Brush Kit by Julie Verhoeven ($49.50) 187, 130, 282, 286 brushes

Availability: Illustrated Bags @ online at maccosmetics.com on August 16th and MAC Stores on August 23rd, 2012; September 2012 at select international MAC locations; July 12th, 2012 for Nordstrom Exclusives

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Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Spontaneous Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark, deep, dusty purple creme with vibrant purple glitter.” It’s dusty eggplant purple with red undertones and scattered violet micro-glitter. MAC Festive Finery is more muted, less purple, smokier, and has no shimmer. Cult Nails Enigmatic is much darker and browner, less purple. China Glaze Urban Night is redder, more wine-colored.

It’s opaque after two coats, and though the glitter is sparse, it disperses evenly–you don’t have to wobble around the brush just so in order to spread out the glitter. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, though it was on the thinner side. It dried down fairly quickly and has a naturally shiny finish, but I’d use a top coat for a smooth, ultra-shiny finish. I didn’t have any trouble during application; the polish didn’t bubble, streak, or pool to the sides. I typically get a full week or more with Cult Nails’ formula, which is absolutely stellar as far as wear goes.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #140

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  More fall products!
  • Weekend plans:  Catch up on EVERYTHING! We took our first vacation in YEARS this past week (I hope you didn’t notice) – we left Sunday morning and came back Thursday evening.  It was pretty good for me, considering I was about 70% disconnected.
  • Do you have any pets?:  No, not a single one, not me.  I do, however, have a very furry child that some might say resembles a dog! 😉 You might know him, his name’s Mellan!

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…


One of my all-time favorite photos. It’s my background on my phone! Missed this guy!