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! (0%, 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! (0%, 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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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I have some very exciting news to share with you all! It’s a project that has been in the works since January: Beyond Beauty: Look Compilation. A few readers have flattered me enormously by going through my looks and printing some of their favorites out, and I had several suggest making an e-book/book of my looks available. I’m so pleased to be able to say you can now order your very own copy of Beyond Beauty: Look Compilation.

It features a compilation of looks from the past two years. It does not feature every look, but it features the looks I feel were my best work as well as a good variety of different types of looks. Each look features an individualized tip, plus an area for you to write in your own notes/comments. The book is 100 pages in length, with just over forty different looks featured in it. All of the pages are 100% full color, and the pages are 8×11″ in size.

It is available in three versions through Lulu.com:

Hardcover ($49.95)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Paperback ($34.95)

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

e-Book ($9.95)*

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

* e-Book is priced at $9.95 during the promotional period 11/15/08 through 11/22/08. After, it will be available for $14.95.

Thank you for your support and confidence in Temptalia.com!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Thank you again for your donations and help with reaching our goal of $1,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. You have helped in more ways than one, and you have helped more people than you know! You can click the image above to read the letter in its entirety. Lovely reader Lisa M. was the winner of the prize package! Congratulations to her!

And here’s an e-card for your donations!