Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Throughout the year, we ask readers to help us help them by giving us feedback on how we’re doing. This feedback is incredibly useful to us in creating a better experience for you as a reader, because it lets us know what we’re doing right, what we’re doing wrong, and what we should be doing but aren’t. We are constantly looking for ways to improve what we do here at Temptalia, whether it’s the kind of products we review, the way the layout looks, or bringing you the things you want to see.  The survey is anonymous, so please feel free to be as honest as you’d like!

I would very much appreciate any and all feedback you can give to us! Thank you in advance! :)

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Temptalia is in the process of moving to new digs!

Over the past week, we’ve been slowly but surely migrating Temptalia from its original server to newer, beefier, faster, more awesome dual servers. Though our old server could typically handle our day-to-day load, we all know what a drag it was on MAC-days.  We are hoping with the increased speediness of our Big Daddy servers that this move will address many of those issues and prevent the site from slowing down (period, hopefully!) or timing out on you when we’re experiencing a heavier user load.

If you’re seeing this post, that means you’re already experiencing the site from its new home.

If there were periods where you couldn’t access the blog, that means that, unfortunately, you experienced (along with us) the agony of growing pains!  The move will be completed in the next 24-48 hours, but the majority of users should have access in the next 12 hours.

Unfortunately, some comments may have been lost in the move, though we have done as much as we could to minimize any loss.  We have re-entered approximately 100 comments manually (so if you asked to be notified of a follow-up reply, that data was lost; we assumed you didn’t, for purposes of manual re-entry) but inevitably, not all of them were caught and moved over.  I deeply apologize for this and hope you will continue to leave comments in the future.  Thank you for your understanding :)

Here’s hoping the site is way faster!

P.S. – Why coffee beans as a header? Because after only three hours of sleep and spending all day yesterday nail-biting over server woes, I NEED IT. LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Don’t miss an issue of Love & Lipgloss!

Twice a month, we send out a beauty-filled newsletter that features exclusive content for newsletter subscribers only–including articles, contests, giveaways, and other fun goodies! It’s easy to sign-up — just use the form above: enter your name and email address, then click “sign up!”

Our next newsletter goes out tomorrow! :)

If you’re unable to see the form, you may try to sign-up through a self-hosted form here.

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Sign-up for Temptalia’s Newsletter!

Twice a month, we’ll be sending out a beauty-filled newsletter that will feature exclusive content for newsletter subscribers only–including articles, contests, giveaways, and other fun goodies! It’s easy to sign-up — just use the form above: enter your name and email address, then click “sign up!”

If you’re unable to see the form, you may try to sign-up through a self-hosted form here.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Let’s Work Together:  Foundation Matrix

Throughout the years I’ve both toyed with and gotten requests to work on a matrix of what foundation is the equivalent of what foundation.  Today’s foundation post only reinforced our need, as a beauty lovin’ community, for such thing.  Of course, I am only but an expert on my own shade and the foundations I’ve tried–you can help by contributing your own shade finds (or lack thereof!).

Spreadsheet’s back up for editing! :)

If we work together, I think we can really get something incredibly resourceful going — and hopefully helpful to all of us in the end.  I hope you’ll contribute however you can — there’s a cool and warm sheet as part of the document, so make sure you’re on the right one!  If you have questions, feel free to ask.  Thank you in advance :)

What to do if…

  • The brand/formula isn’t on the list? Add it!  Go ahead, add it :)  Don’t worry about formatting or the like – I’ll fix up formatting as I see it needs to be and do a major clean-up at the end.
  • If you didn’t find a match in the brand? Type in “no match” or “none.”
  • You can do high end or drugstore or whatever. Just add it if it isn’t there.
  • If someone put something in, but you’re different! Just add yours, too — put a comma or something to signal that there are two options.

Head on over to our Google Spreadsheet and fill-in your foundation shades.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve, so it’s a time for a little self-reflection, gathering with friends and family, and maybe even some fun–if we’re lucky!

It’s been a fantastic year here at Temptalia HQ, as is every year, really.  I feel so blessed with all of the success of Temptalia, and I really cannot thank you all, my dearest readers and friends, for all of your ongoing comments, feedback, participation, questions, suggestions, but most of all… your continuous support.  It is such a joy to be able to chat with you about the latest and greatest (and the not-so-greatest) beauty products.  I look forward to the year ahead of us and have high hopes for an even better year–and I hope we’ll all enjoy the ride. 

Thank you for being part of the Temptalia community and making it the most satisfying community, hobby, and project I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience! :)

I would like to wish you and your family, friends, and pets (!) the very best in 2010!