Friday, February 6th, 2009

Some of you have been readers of Temptalia since its early, not-so-industrious beginnings, while others have only stopped by yesterday. I would really love to get to know those who have supported Temptalia and continue to support this endeavor! I can’t say enough, but thank you for reading, commenting, and supporting both me, as I grow and learn and discover myself, as well as the blog as a beauty resource.

What name do you go by?

Christine. I’ve never been one for any of the nicknames that come from Christine (Chrissy, Christy, Chris, etc.), so I’ve always stuck with Christine. You can call me Temptalia, too, since it’s been my internet monniker for the past six years or so.

Who are the most important people in your life?

My family and my boyfriend are the people who are vital to me enjoying and loving life. Everyone has supported me for my educational and business endeavors so much, and the support system is just incredible.

What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

Free time, what’s that? Just kidding ;) These days, I like spending my down time with Mellan or watching trash reality TV. I’m lovin’ Tool Academy on VH1 for its utter hilarity, at the moment. With I Love Money 2 just beginning, I’ll probably watch that. I’m terrible about watching when they’re on, though, so I often miss episodes. Stupid TiVo not working with Dish Network :(

Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

I used to “run” online magazines back when AOL was a huge internet provider; I believe I did it from age 13 to 17. At some point, I think I had over ten different ones running (oddly enough, one was a “girly” ‘zine with some beauty in it!). I don’t love the taste of coffee, but I love Starbucks! And final fact: I’m pretty good at Guitar Hero ;)

Where do you want to be in five years?

I’d love to have been able to really grow Temptalia into a successful business doing more than just blogging. I really hope I’ve finished up school by then–should be done in 2011–and done for good! It would be fantastic to have my very own beauty/makeup room with insanely cute and practical storage systems for all my products :)

What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Song: Alice In Chains’ “Nutshell.” Movie: Ratatouille (which I have probably watched/listened to over thirty times!).

What do you feel makes you beautiful?

I have a good heart. Even if my aim isn’t always on target, my intentions are good! I’m not about being petty, mean, or rude to others–it’s just not in my nature!

Now, I want to get to know YOU!

1. What name do you go by?

2. Who are the most important people in your life?

3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

5. Where do you want to be in five years?

6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Commenting is back up and ready to be flooded!

We can’t figure out why, but one of our plugins decided to commit suicide and delete itself, and it caused the rest of the page to stop loading. But we are back in action, so leave me some comments :) I was feeling so lonely, wondering why nobody was discussing any of the posts!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Hey dolls! I’m trying to figure out the value of some types of posts and weighing the pros/cons to determine overall value to you all as readers! So if you could take the time and cast your vote, it would be MUCH appreciated. If you want to elaborate on your answers in the comments’ section, please, please do so! Your feedback is so vital to the improvement of the site.

For Dame Edna, Chill, and BBR, I have purchased all of the products from the launch. I have then photographed each product, and if there were lip products, put each on and photographed that, too. Are either of these really valuable to you? Is it worth doing?

How useful is seeing photos (taken by Temptalia) of ALL the products from a MAC launch?

  • VERY useful! I love it! (84%, 1,033 Votes)
  • I like seeing the photos, but all I need are swatches! (10%, 128 Votes)
  • It's useful, but it's not really necessary. (4%, 54 Votes)
  • I don't find them very useful at all! (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,227

How useful are seeing lip swatches of ALL the lip products from a MAC launch?

  • VERY useful! I love it! (80%, 925 Votes)
  • I like seeing them, but all I need are the skin swatches! (14%, 163 Votes)
  • It's useful, but it's not really necessary. (4%, 47 Votes)
  • I don't find them very useful at all! (1%, 13 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,152

Finally, I’m trying to incorporate more video into this blog. I have some things planned, but I wanted to know if you find product reviews helpful in video format, if you prefer written reviews (as are already in place), etc.

Do you want to see video product reviews?

  • Yes, but only if you do BOTH written and video. (33%, 386 Votes)
  • No! I prefer written reviews. (30%, 353 Votes)
  • Yes! I'd love them more than written reviews. (19%, 221 Votes)
  • Yes, from time to time, but not all the time. (18%, 214 Votes)
  • Other (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,176

Thank you!!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year! May 2009 bring you everything you desire!

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Here are just a few things out of many that I’m incredibly thankful for that I thought I would share with you all.

  • Friends & Family who support my dreams and goals; who push me when I want to give up; who love me even when I do.
  • A boyfriend who understands me in ways even I don’t understand myself; who keeps me from going crazy by doing all of the back-end work for Temptalia; who loves me as flawed as I am.
  • Readers who give me reasons upon reasons to keep blogging.  This blog could not exist without such a dedicated and enthusiastic reader base!  Your participation and support are vital to our success.
  • Blogging because it gives me a creative outlet and keeps me writing everyday.
  • Mellan for all of his crazy antics and puppy behavior–he keeps me young and teaches me not to be so serious.
  • Beauty brands for their support in helping provide Temptalia readers with the latest products and news, not to mention their product donations for contests and giveaways!

Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

A few of you asked for a better preview for Temptalia’s first book, so here it is!  :)  Pictured is the first printed copy of the book!  I also noticed a few lovely ladies asked about getting a signed copy — if you are interested in a signed copy, please send me an email at [email protected] to let me know, and I will let you know the details!  For non-signed copies and/or the e-book version, please visit our store.  Thanks everyone! :)

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