Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Hello, Fall!

With Labor Day well behind us, summer is truly on its way out and fall breezing on in.  Today was one of the first days of “fall” here in California–below 70 degrees (ha!).  One of the ways we finished up our final days of summer was with a very nice mention on Only In A Woman’s World. I also watched my favorite webisode from the series thus far:

I’ve been there so many times, I couldn’t even tell you the funny moments that ensued. Every time my boyfriend catches me jumping into skinny jeans, he can’t keep himself from laughing. If it wasn’t me trying to finagle my way into them, I might even laugh, too. (Maybe.)

So with fall upon us, I want to know how (and if) your beauty routine changes as the season emerges!

My routine doesn’t change much except I try to embrace darker lip colors and ensure my skin doesn’t dry out (as it often does towards the fall/winter).


This post was sponsored by “Only In A Woman’s World.”

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

With summer really just around the corner, the idea of short shorts, shorter skirts, and swimsuits has be a bit on edge. As someone who’s always struggled with weight, a part of me is always a bit loathe to see the summer rays peek through the clouds as June rolls around. It’s way better nowadays, since my boyfriend thinks I’m nuts and all that for having issues with it (hey, support is good!), but this year, I really feel like I need to get healthier. I was watching the latest webisode at Only In A Woman’s World, and it SO described my previous fitness attempts.

My goal is a lot less intense this time around — I want to incorporate exercise into my daily routine while reducing some more no-no foods/habits in my life. So, I’m not talking about spending half a day at the gym (I don’t think I could ever do that) or eliminating anything from my diet. It’s about making better choices (aka not drinking Starbucks everyday!). This is how I’m going to celebrate summer this year — as a huge motivator to kick my butt in gear. I’m also hoping to ease some of my beauty woes like under-eye circles, skin that hates me, etc. by feeling more energized, getting better sleep, and increasing my water intake. Continue reading →

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Temptalia Top Secret Project: The Temptalia Gallery (Beta) Launches

For the past several weeks, we have been working nonstop on creating, developing, and tweaking a project very near and dear to our hearts — a high quality gallery for beauty product photos and swatches. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve been hinting at a top secret project, and this is it!

Today, we are launching the Gallery into beta, so we have an opportunity to address bug fixes and the like, and we are not finished adding to content or implementing some more advanced features — but there are over 1,000 products/looks/swatches currently available for your perusal!

Visit the Gallery!

Just a Few Neat Features Live Today…

  • Browse through Temptalia’s Looks from 2008-2009
  • Browse through Temptalia’s Lip Combinations from 2008-2009
  • Browse through hundreds MAC Product Photos by Type
  • Add your own product reviews/thoughts

Preview of (Some of) What’s to Come

  • Non-MAC brands’ product photos/swatches from the blog
  • More MAC swatches from past collections
  • Submit Your Product Photos/Swatches
  • Popular Tags List in Sidebar of Each Category
  • Additional tags in place
Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Don’t forget to vote for Temptalia in Glam’s Network Awards. We’re nominated for “Best Beauty Publisher.” It would mean so much to me if you could take a quick moment to cast your vote :) Voting ends the 13th, so this is the final day! I know we can do it! Thank you for all of your support!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! My family’s always celebrated Easter, though we’re not a religious family. It’s a holiday that brings us all together for a heartening meal, good conversation, and laughter. In the past, the Easter bunny would hide eggs and chocolate and candies around the house for my sister and I to find. I gotta admit, I do miss the fun of a good ol’ egg hunt! My boyfriend and I (plus Mellan, of course) are heading over to my parents’ house for lunch and dinner for our Easter plans.

What are you doing this lovely Sunday?


The BEST part about holidays is the FOOD! Yeah?


Mellan wishes YOU a happy Easter, whether he likes it or not!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Temptalia is organized in the following way:

The top half of the website contains a three-level content box, and the selected is “Latest MAC Launches.” You can click on the other two tabs on the left-hand side “Popular Posts” and “Featured Posts” to see corresponding posts. Below this section of the website is several navigational tabs, with most tabs dropping down several categories. Each tab also has a “view more” selection, which indicates additional categories you can view and then select by choosing “view more.” Directly under the navigation is where the content lives. At the very bottom of each page, there are several links to site-related inquiries, like About Us, Contact Us, etc.

About Us — You can read up on how Temptalia started, its history, and the likeBy Category – Temptalia features a whole slew of categories to help organize all of our thousands of posts.  The navigation drop-downs all have a “View More” selection, and this is your best bet for finding the category you’re looking for.By MAC Cosmetics – Looking for the latest MAC scoop?  Check out this category exclusively for the latest MAC CollectionsContact Us — If you have a question, comment, or problem, feel free to let us knowFAQ – Check this section for frequently asked questionsLooks — If you browse all past looks, check out this sectionMAC Cosmetics — For those who prefer only MAC posts on Temptalia, bookmark this section; all MAC posts are slotted into this mother categorySubmissions — Direct your submissions to this page, where you can find instructions on how to submit the things we are looking forThe Archives is a series of posts dedicated to showcasing the best of Temptalia from the past and the present. It is a way to highlight our favorites and most useful posts so all readers can find the very best faster and easier.