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!

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a fun and hearty Thanksgiving (of course, to those that celebrate).  My family celebrates Thanksgiving as a time for the family to come together, eat until we’re rolling around from being so stuffed, and appreciating those in our lives.  I’m all about stuffing smothered with gravy myself…  It’s one of my favorite holidays (I love me some food!), and I thought it’d be the perfect occasion to thank all of you!

Thank you all so much for your kindness, loyalty, support, and feedback throughout the year! I feel so blessed and humbled to be able to bring you Temptalia everyday and that we can be a part of each other’s lives.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Celebrate with us as we reach 200,000 comments!

Just eight months ago, on March 21st, 2009, we celebrate reaching 100,000 comments.  Sometime today, we’ll reach the crazy-insane mark of 200,000 comments.  It’s amazing how the time flies, and thank you all so much for your comments, feedback, questions, and suggestions.  Your participation is such a vital necessity to this blog and making it a success!

So congratulations to all of you, for making 200,000 a possibility!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What information, products, etc. would you like to see me cover for Spring 2010?

As always, I’m most interested in how I can better serve and help you, so before I start preparing for what kind of content to earmark for the spring season (yes, I do mean spring).  I’d love to get your input on any particular products you really would love me to review, whether you want full reviews of certain spring launches, or if there’s some issue or concern you have that you’d love to see covered come January.

Here are some plans I can share with you now…

  • The Spring Season: Soft, light, pastel lips – nudes, beiges, pinks
  • Spring Collection Reviews – don’t have any specifics penned down yet, but definitely some of the usual suspects; I’d love to hear if you’re interested in full reviews OR just reviews of standout products (e.g. a palette) OR nothing at all? (This doesn’t apply to MAC — I will and always will review MAC Collections in their entirety.

I don’t make any promises to be able to fulfill everyone’s request, but when possible, I certainly will make every effort to do such.  Please note that I test very, very limited skincare (both for the sanity of my skin as well as the fact that skincare takes so long to review, so I am extremely selective)–but I definitely welcome your suggestions, I just wanted to be transparent about the process and all that :)  I only have one face!  (As my mom would say, “You only have two eyes, why do you need 200 eyeshadows?”)

I appreciate your feedback TREMENDOUSLY. I cannot stress enough how valuable and vital your feedback and suggestions are–they help me direct content and do the things and write about the products you are interested in, that help you, and help me serve you best.

Thank you!!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness ’09 Fundraiser:  The Final Stretch

For every cent that Temptalia readers raise between October 25th and October 31st, Temptalia will match total reader contributions up to $500. This means if readers donate $500, we’ll match those donations with $500 ourselves, and we’ll have raised a total of $1,000 together!

Every bit counts, so if you can only donate fifty cents, that’s fifty cents needed to help further the research efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Fund (our chosen charity). As of the publishing of this post, we have raised $826 towards our goal–so let’s work together and through matching, we can make our goal!  We’ll be matching contributions until it reaches $1,326 in reader contributions.  (But don’t let that stop you if you want to donate!)

Don’t forget — for every $5 you donate, you get a chance to win one of eight Pink-themed prizes. Read about the details here.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Temptalia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Online Initiative

Last year, Temptalia readers raised $1,180 for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we renew our commitment to raising awareness about this devastating disease this year. Our goal for this year is $2,000–double last year’s goal, because I know the Temptalia community is strong and we can do it together!  Our chosen charity is The Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF).

As a thank you for your donation, for every $5 you donate, you are eligible for a chance to win an amazing thank you package. There will be eight winners in total. Winners will be drawn at random, and the first winner pulled gets to choose their thank you prize package, and then the next winner will be drawn and pick from the remaining seven prizes, and so on and so forth. This year we are giving away over $800 in thank you packages!

I would like to thank The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for donating the Think Pink! product prize package to help raise funds through our online initiative for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I would also like to thank Zapi for donating three Pink Zapis to further support our fundraiser efforts.

We hope you’ll join us in donating Pink during the month of October!

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