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
Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Happy weekend, all!

I just wanted to let you all know what’s been happening with Temptalia for the past 24 hours. We experienced intermittent downtime from 7AM PST and onwards until approximately 6PM PST. We started the process of transferring to a new server around 2PM PST. We migrated the Temptalia.com domain beginning around 10PM PST. The propagation of the domain name can take anywhere from minutes to 72 hours. We hope this new server will better be able to accommodate us as well as make your experience viewing Temptalia faster/more reliable.

If you can see this post, it probably means the domain has propagated for you. You should be able to view posts, leave comments, etc. and the site should run normally. If you see this post, it means all went well and Temptalia is back for your viewing pleasure! :)

But if you could do me a favor, I would appreciate it! If you can see this post, leave me a comment and let me know. I’d like to see just how fast things are getting up for everyone.

Thank you for understanding!

Best,
Christine

HUGE thanks to Ryan Yockey for giving us some superb support as we got our new server up and running! :)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

From the very bottom of my heart–for the love of all things beauty–THANK YOU for making this happen.

Every vote cast showed so much support for Temptalia, and all of those votes paid off! We were up against some fierce competition, and I was so (insanely happily) surprised to have won.

As soon as I woke up, I checked my Blackberry, and I saw the announcement e-mail, I held my breath while I clicked it open–and I screamed so loud when I read we won! This is one of those moments in life where you know your hard work has paid off and given back to you. I am humbled and honored to have received such a tremendous outpouring of support from all of you. Thank you again for being a part of such a special moment in my life!

Congratulations to all of the other Glam Network Award Winners!

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!