Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Happy 7th Anniversary!

Time flies when you’re having fun — what a year it has been! We built the foundation of one of my dream projects, MyTemptalia, earlier this year, and we have so many cool things we’re still working on (cough, Foundation Matrix, cough) and hope to show you soon.   There are so many reminders of what life is about this time of year, and I’m so thankful and truly, truly blessed to be here today.  It is an incredible honor to be able to do something I love for a living, and it’s even more incredible that it’s become something that really has a fantastic team behind it.  From my mom and dad who have been a mentors from day one, to my now-husband who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes since the inception of the blog, and to my brother-in-law who recently joined the team this past January, who is a real code monkey.  Even my sister has helped behind-the-scenes with data gathering (much of the MyTemptalia product database was compiled by her!).  Quite honestly, every single member of my family–including extended–has given me tremendous support.

But really?  The most important person to thank is you!  Without readers, Temptalia wouldn’t be where it is today.  It is thanks to your support and your comments and your participation that we can call ourselves an amazing, thriving community of beauty enthusiasts.  Thank you for giving my life purpose, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this for you everyday!

To date, Temptalia has…

  • … received 949,707 comments
  • … published 15,775 posts
  • … written 5,091 review posts (some cover more than one product or shade)
  • … asked 2,187 questions through Temptalia Asks You.
  • … received 99 million visits, 289 million pageviews
  • … held over 486 contests.
  • … given 314 A+ ratings and 46 F ratings

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314 thoughts on “7 Years Lucky! Happy Anniversary, Temptalia!

  1. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 7 years!

  2. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to you Christine and the Temptalia crew!
    I stumbled upon this juggernaut while I was home last Fall recovering from a hysterectomy and shortly thereafter, a heart attack during Hurricane Sandy here in NYC (2012 was not cute). Discovering your fantastic blog this past year helped me in my recovery. Your reviews and suggestions helped this Type A personality focus on her girly side and reclaim her “sexy nerd” status. I will be forever grateful to you. God Bless You in all your future endeavors and Long Live Temptalia!

    • Here’s hoping that your 2013 has been a LOT better and 2014 will be even more amazing for you after your 2012, I know you deserve it.

      Thank you so much, Erica! :)

  3. Happy Birthday, Temptalia! You are my go-to for compares and I’m really liking the interactive features! And the Flickr Pets group is fun too!

  4. Joanna

    Happy Anniversary Temptalia! Cheers to many more wonderful years of beauty…xx

  5. Wow! 7 Years! Congrats!

    Sorry I’m so late to the party..flu..ick ٩(×̯×)۶

    Christine and Temptalia Team: You have saved me plenty over the years and also introduced me to new and exciting brands I have not been familiar with. You are my first and foremost resource for everything beauty. A Heartfelt thank you for all your hard work. ✰✰✰Congratulations✰✰✰

    xoxo @>–;– @>–;– @>–;–

  6. wow! congrats on the milestone 😀 i’m really happy for you!

  7. Marcela

    I started reading your blog 5 years ago and you fueled my love of eye makeup and my massive collection of eyeshadows. is still my 1st source for reviews and swatches and is BY FAR the most professional and dedicated beauty blog I’ve ever come across. So, thank you Christine, and congrats on your success! =)

  8. Happy anniversary!
    Your hard work and dedication have made Temptalia an incredibly rich resource for makeup lovers, and I hope we’ll be able to count on you for precious information for a lot more years to come!

  9. Gabby

    Happy 7th anniversary :D! Love your blog, it’s been so helpful and amazing. I love that whenever I’m a bit down, I just jump on here and it’s such a surefire way to cheer myself up – all the gorgeous reviews/pictures/etc :) Love it all!

  10. Melissa

    Wow! Congrats Christine! 7 years is wonderful! I also didn’t realize I’ve been following your site for 6.5 of them (since your earlier postings of eye looks inspired me for prom when I was just beginning with makeup).

    I’m so glad for all you’ve accomplished through and for this! To many more years!

    • Six and a half years! Wow! It’s AMAZING and mind-blowing to keep someone interested for that long. 😀 It makes me really happy to hear!

      Thank you, Melissa!

  11. Audrey H.

    Happy 7th anniversary! You have built this site into a resource like no other. Many dollars have been spent ( my wallet screams lol ) as well as saved due to your honest and detailed reviews. Thanks!!

  12. Congrats! 😀 It was Temptalia that inspired me to be more creative with make-up and experiment a few years ago. I never buy a product without checking for reviews here first!

  13. Terri

    Happy Anniversary to the Best of the best, may you have many more to come. And I think we all feel that WE are the ones who are lucky? I know I do.

  14. ProperIntro

    CONGRATS!!! I appreciate your hard work and every word on this blog. It’s helpful and reliable! This site has saved me and made me lose so much money at the same time, haha. Thanks for everything! I like your reviews the best, because I can trust your words.

  15. Jan

    Congratulations. Your site is a such a resource and saves me a ton of grief (and money). I also like the daily questions, surveys, and dialog. Happy Brithday!

  16. Congratulations on job well done! You are helping to make the world a prettier place! Love your blog Christine, keep on doing what you do!

  17. Hooray! Happy anniversary!

  18. Happy 7th anniversary to you all the way from Hong Kong! Your blog is one of the best makeup and beauty blogs ever, along with Musings of a Muse! :) Congrats once again!

  19. Amanda

    I think your reviews are terrific. Thank you for being here. And that is great that your family is so supportive.
    Happy Anniversary to many more

  20. Araceli

    Congratulations Christine! You´ve been my one constant in this crazy and amazing world of makeup and beauty. Keep up the great work :) And congratulations are also in order to your hubby and Mellan too, so lovely! Greetings from Mexico.

  21. Withheld

    Congratulations!! I enjoy your blog

  22. Laura

    Just want to say thanks! Your work really does not go by unappreciated. Happy Anniversary!

  23. Happy anniversary Temptalia ! You deserve all this Christine, you work hard and you’re doing an amazing quality work !
    Thanks for this 7 years !

  24. Congratulations on seven years Christine. I am a newbie, been reading for almost a year. I would be lost at the beauty counter without you and muse. You are the last thing I read before I go to sleep every night…Here is to many many more.

  25. Alison

    We love you Temptalia! Seeing your smile in swatches of lipstick and reading your blog is always a nice part of my day!

    Happy 7th Anniversary, Chrstine! <3

  26. stacey

    It’s late…but I am in school again…so I dont read the blogs as I did before…but I still do it quickly each day. I read your reviews, but others comments and it is the interaction that makes this blog fun and relaxing…and you eliminate those people who try to share their blogs…Plus who can forget, Mellan, you side kick. Many more for you to come…

  27. Anne

    Happy birthday, Temptalia! I can’t tell you how helpful your website is, Christine. It’s a truly wonderful place, and you really do deserve it all. I wish you still many years of happiness and success with Temptalia!

  28. Astrild

    Congratulations!!! I have a single one HG makeup “product” ¡¡this blog!!

  29. Chocoholic

    Congratulations Christine! I appreciate all your effort, it shows in your blogposts. Keep up the good work! :)

  30. Congratulations Christine and Team to 7 years of Temptalia!
    For four years now Temptalia has been my go-to-source before buying expensive make up items and it never failed me. I highly respect your opinion, Christine, and am deeply appreciative of all the hard work you and your team put into this blog! Congratulations again and thank you so very much!

  31. Happy anniversary! Love you guys, good work. *hugs* <3

  32. Emi

    Congrats! I have been reading your blog for a year now and It’s become an important makeup source and reference. The consistency and quality of your posts are always appreciated. Cheers to an other happy 7 years!!

  33. Cathy

    Happy 7th anniversary, Temptalia! This is my absolute favourite beauty blog; great job, Christine et al ♥ Keep up the great work :)

  34. Sharon

    Happy Anniversary and thank you for all your years of hard work and expertise. Your blog is not only the most informative and concise source around but a joy to read as well. I have gleaned so much from Temptalia and look forward to many more years of your assistance in getting my daily beauty fix. Thank you for all you do!

  35. aico

    happy anniversary, and a sincere thank you for all that you do.

  36. Ada

    Happy anniversary and congratulations! My day is not complete without scanning your website. Thanks for making the world a prettier and more knowledgebable place!

  37. Christine! You SuperWoman! This is really cool news :). Happy Anniversary!! I absolutely love coming to your site for information, finding new beauty goodies to try–I really trust your judgement, and am always blown away with how much information you provide to your readers.

    Thank YOU for your hard work and beauty expertise :).

  38. CristinaO

    Happy birthday and to many more years with Temptalia.Hugs and best wishes from Romania

  39. Karen

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you do! You are amazing! Congratulations on seven years of fabulousness and growth!!

  40. Noemi

    It’s a pleasure, 7 years enjoying Temptalia & many more to come!
    Congratulations Christine and all the team!

  41. megan

    I’ve been a long time reader (since 2008) – and I just have to say that I am so proud of you, Christine. You do beauty bloggin’ right. I absolutely adore you and your work! Keep on keepin’ on, mama!

  42. Congratulations, doll! I love that this has become a family business. Temptalia is my #1 go-to site when I’m considering purchasing a new product. You are wonderful, Christine! You are a true beacon in the beauty and business community as a whole. Your hard work, attention to detail, and general passion for what you do shows in every single post. Lots of love and best wishes on another 7 years of amazing-ness! XOXO

  43. Congratulations, Christine!

  44. KK

    Congratulation Christine and the whole Temptalia family!!! 7years!!! WOW!!! The numbers you have mentioned in the brief post actually reflect so much time, energy, effort and passion put in by you! Its only once I did a blog review article myself that I realized the tremendous amount of effort and energy that goes into it! Kudos to you and to team Temptalia!!

    Wish I had been part of this 7year journey….however, I am a fairly new follower – about a year back is when I stumbled upon the Beauty blogoshere and Temptalia kept popping up in my searches till it became my HG for all things Beauty! Not a day can go by without me visiting Temptalia!! Love the quality of reviews, the quality of photography, the eye for detail and the huge energy you put into each review. Thankyou! My days and my life would be incomplete without Temptalia! Love you!!

    • KK

      Wish you many many more lovely exciting years of Blogging ahead!!!

    • I’m just happy you found us, KK! Besides, I look at how I reviewed products 3 years ago and cringe, so a part of me is happy you are familiar with the newer Temptalia 😉

      Thank you so much!

  45. Congratulations! Here’s to seven more and counting!

  46. Jo

    Thank you so much Christine! i look forward to looking at Temptalia every day.

  47. Dear Christine,

    Congratulations on the past seven years. As a longtime reader, it has been a pleasure watching the blog develop into this wonderful resource. It’s awesome to watch you turn you passion into a thriving business. I greatly admire your work ethic, creativity, and integrity. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and respond to my comments. As a reader, it means a lot to be able to connect with the blogger. I have learned so much from you (I love the behind-the-scenes posts regarding blogging as a business) as I try to find my niche in the beauty blogging community. You have shown your readers that with time, patience, hard work, and research, anyone can turn their passion into a fruitful career. I can’t wait to see what’s next from Temptalia!

    Warmest regards,
    Lauren :-)

  48. I’m late! Happy anniversary Christine! :)
    I’m so happy to get the possibility to encounter you and all the community!

  49. Michelle

    Happy Lucky 7th Anniversary Chriustine! I look forward to your daily emails and have learned so very much over the last few years. Continued success!

  50. Michelle

    Happy 7th Anniversary Christine! Your daily blog has become a daily staple that I look foward to each day. It has given me a wealth of information and I love it. Keep us the great work and continued success!

  51. Happy Anniversary, Christine!! It’s better late than never to congratulate you for the amazing job you do every day. To date, your blog is the only one I read regularly, if possible, every day, because it includes everything I love – your reviews are straight forward and always useful, your choice of products to review is interesting and varied, the quality of your photographs and swatches is fantastic and you even share with us a photograph or video of adorable Mellan every Friday…..I am always amazed by your commitment, your professionalism and the love you do your work with. Thank you for sharing your dream with us and creating this wonderful community that has made my love-addiction for makeup even stronger. Your blog truly reflects the wonderful, hard working and talented person you are. Keep up the good work and may be with us for many, many years to come!!

  52. I don’t know why I saw this just now, but regardless—happy 7th anniversary to Temptalia! Keep up the excellent work! You are one of my biggest inspirations and I say that with utmost sincerity. <3