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.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Temptalia is nominated for best beauty publisher in Glam’s Network Awards!

It only takes a quick second to cast your vote! :) If you really are an industrious, proactive voter, you can even vote daily. Thanks for all of your support–I really appreciate it!

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Temptalia is nominated for best beauty publisher in Glam’s Network Awards!

If you love us, show your support for the blog by casting your vote! :) (It’s reader-based, so your votes are what matter!)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We are always looking for ways to improve Temptalia!

Please help us by letting us know how we are doing, what you’d like to see in the future, or things you wish we’d change by taking our quick reader feedback survey!

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

There’s just something about summer beauty offerings that always gets my engine revving. I seriously look at spring collections and say, “JUST TAKE ME TO SUMMER NOW!” Not to say spring launches aren’t gorgeous, but ahh, ahh, summer is always on a different plane for me. What can I say? All of my favorite collections tend to come from summer! I better start budgeting, because it looks like I’m already at $300 just for preliminary wants–not including sure-to-rob-me-blind MAC launches, of course. ;)

What are YOU tempted by?

I am totally drooling over Chanel’s Cote d’Azur Summer Collection– specifically the Soleil Tan de Chanel ($65.00), In Love Powder Blush ($42.00), and the Lumieres Facettes Plein Soleil ($56.00). I must, must-have Guerlain’s Perles des Mers Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00), and I’m thinking I better get the new khol, too… And I can’t forget about their Terracotta Collection.

Dior Cristal Collection will surely tempt me, though I haven’t seen enough photos of the quints to determine whether those will grab me or not. But I know I must have the new Skin Shimmer in Pop Diamond ($43.00). I already grabbed Coral Riviera, but I need Rose Brazilia ($42.00) STAT.

Not to mention all of the upcoming MAC Collections that are bound to have at least (more like many!) a few products to catch my eye. Sigh!

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Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Guest Reviewer: Vee

Paul & Joe Beaute, created by Parisian Sophie Albou, offers absolutely a gorgeous array of products. The premise of the line is “fun-loving sophistication” and has a modern vintage look to packaging… the kind of items you might find sitting on the vanity of a 1940′s socialite in Paris.

I recently purchased Lipstick C, in 062 (“Opening Night”), from the Spring Collection (limited edition). It’s a gorgeous blushing pink colour and feels like a lip balm. I paid $24 (Canadian) for the lipstick and while that’s a little more on the expensive side, it was definitely worth it. My lips were hydrated and the colour looked completely natural for hours. The tubing is a durable cardboard in lieu of the more traditional plastic case. I think this is my favourite splurge to date. Everything felt luxurious and decadent.

They currently have a Disney collaboration line out right now (think retro Disney – Bambi, Lady and the Tramp & Aristocats) that is adorable. The products include face colour balls, a lip treatment, and a hand cream.

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