Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Laura Mercier Sequin Eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Peacock Sequin Eyeshadow

Breast Cancer Awareness with Polo Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony

This October marks the 10th anniversary of Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Foundation, and the brand has collaborated with 100 bloggers who snapped shots of themselves wearing the Pink Pony polo. The Pink Pony effort is a global, year-round effort and doesn’t just focus on breast cancer but other types of cancer as well. Pink Pony is a unique effort, as their mission is to provide cancer care to the medically undeserved communities and provide treatment at earlier, more curable stages. The Pink Pony Fund supports programs for cancer screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.

If you’re shopping Ralph Lauren, they’re giving customers 25% off while they donate 10% with code RLGIVE2010. Additionally, there is a charity auction that runs from October 1st through the 21st with 10% of the net proceeds benefiting the Pink Pony Fund.

The information and facts below are from Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer knows few boundaries. It is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers today. All women are at risk; and, although rare, men can also develop the deadly disease. Breast cancer is complex and unpredictable. We aren’t sure what causes breast cancer, so, we can’t say for sure how to prevent. We do know that early detection saves lives.

  • An estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the U.S. in 2009. An estimated 40,170 women will die. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 62,280 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2009.
  • An estimated 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 440 will die in 2009.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
  • More than two million women currently living in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
  • About 85% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history.
  • Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.

Early Detection & Treatment

  • Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer. When breast cancer is diagnosed at its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate is over 95 percent.
  • Mammograms are the best and most widely available breast cancer screening tool. They can detect about 85 percent of all breast cancers.
  • At age 40, women should get an annual mammogram.
  • Know how your breasts look and feel and report changes to your health care provider
  • Make healthy living choices; maintain a healthy weight, add exercise into your routine and limit alcohol intake.

Learn more about Breast Self-Awareness and how to do a breast self-exam over at Susan G. Komen For a Cure.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Success — We’ve Finished Our Move!

The Temptalia Tech Team is quite pleased to announce if you’re seeing this post, then you’re with us on our new digs. Hope you find them super fast, sexy (we have hyperthreading… whatever that is, but it sounds SUPER sexy!), and all that and more.  Or at least faster. :)  We also have a failover server in place exclusively for when our main servers drop, so we’re hoping that you should not experience any downtime in the future.

OK, enough tech talk!  Bascally, we’ve completed the move, and we’ve been able to verify that everything is working correctly on our end.  It will take up to 72 hours for all readers to get pointed to the blog on the new server, but in the meanwhile, they will see the blog on the old server–and just no new posts.   Because of the time lag between old and new, inevitably we will lose some comments.  We’ve done everything we can do minimize this loss, so we hope you’ll understand and be patient — and just leave your comment again.

Love & Lipgloss, Temptalia Tech Team @ 9:32AM

Are you with us yet?

  • Yes! (95%, 1,483 Votes)
  • No! (Nobody should be answering this one if you see this poll, LOL!) (5%, 84 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,567

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Foundation Matrix in all of its master copy glory is now available & permanently housed on Temptalia.com! Check it out here!

Please enjoy and make sure to bookmark its new home for future reference!  Thank you to everyone for their contributions–it is phenomenal to see the beauty community come together to create such an amazing reference.  We will continue to modify and add to the Matrix as new foundations are released or as shade matches for existing foundations come in.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The Pink Report: Where do you fall?

Recently, I saw an overview/teaser of The Pink Report, which is a study of Women & Walmart as Beauty and Personal Care consumers. It seems like an interesting study, if the teaser is any indication, though as a mere beauty blogger, $1500 for the full study is out of my budget!

I thought I would share with you the part that was the most surprising to me–both as a beauty enthusiast, as well as looking at my so un-beauty aware family members–that 22% of women in the study spent under $50 a year on annual beauty spending of color and facial skin care.  I guess I am still continually surprised that more women (and people in general) don’t have to stick to meticulous skincare regimens (just thinking SPF and cleanser, even).  I wish I could be one of those people who didn’t have to do anything to their skin!  (My parents are both examples of those people!)

I know where I fall.  I think even when I first got into beauty, I was there–cleanser, toner, makeup remover, SPF, and a night cream can really add up, even if you buy affordable products, on an annual basis.

Do you get your beauty on at Walmart?  Where do you fall?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Temptalia.com Launches The Dupe List!

In the next week or so, we’ll be launching the official Foundation Matrix in its entirety (as it has gone through numerous versions, revisions, etc., we have been working on a master copy since we first announced it). Now that that project has proved to be such a valueable resource, we want to work on The Dupe List!

I invite the beauty community to help us help everyone by creating a comprehensive list of product dupes. The goal here is to create a reference where people can find dupes for discontinued/limited edition products, more affordable alternatives, or simply keep from buying the same shade unknowingly.  Thank you in advance for your contributions!

Please Contribute!

We’ve created an easy to use form to help us keep The Dupe List clean and updated regularly: here. Input the dupes you’ve found one by one, and it will automatically show up on The Dupe List!  (It may take several minutes before it shows up publicly, but not to worry!)

You can view The Dupe List here.

P.S. — I put in all the product type categories I could think of, but if I missed one (I am sure I did!), just let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it ASAP. There is also an “Other” category available in the meantime!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

A little change… new layout!

Notice anything different? The new design features changes in the look and feel of the site, as well as some more structural changes, such as the navigation and search.  We are still tweaking the comments section over the next 24-48 hours, though.

  • The navigation is now clickable so that you can view each category’s subcategories.
  • The search is powered by Google to–hopefully–aid you in better, more efficient searching.
  • Before you get to the content, the most popular posts from the week, which you can scroll through.
  • Each post can be easily “Liked” on Facebook or Stumbled with StumbleUpon.
  • Redesigned comment section.

I hope you like the new design and some of the features that came along with it.  The Love it/Leave it feature was designed to be launched with the new layout, but I couldn’t wait for to get that live!  Temptalia gives major thanks to Shaun aka the tech guy for the weeks and months and hours upon hours he’s put into the site (seriously, thirty-six hours in the past three days alone).

P.S. — If you see anything that seems broken, do let us know!