Monday, February 25th, 2008

Welcome the newest addition to the Temptalia family! His name is Magellan (yes, after the explorer), and he is nine weeks old today!  We’ve had him for just over a week now, and I couldn’t resist sharing.  He is a yellow labrador retriever, and he weighs about ten pounds right now.  I’m photo-documenting his journey to full-size so we can track how fast he grows!

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008

From the Splendicity community, comes this weeks best!

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

It’s the weekend, and who doesn’t need more reading material?  (Well, that isn’t work or school related?)

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Saturday, February 9th, 2008

From around the Splendicity community, comes this week’s best in Beauty, Fashion, and Shopping.

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BEAUTY
Frugal Faces: More on Makeup at The Space Between My Peers.
Beauty Secrets Revealed loves her Homemade Apricot And Papaya Face Pack For Glowing Skin.
Beauty and Fashion Tech provides skin swatches of her three favorite Stila Eyeshadows.
Temptalia has a tutorial for an easy, but totally fabulous, look for Valentine’s Day!
Canadian Beauty is giving away a huge basket of John Frieda hair care products!
Viva Woman tells you how to use your face serum with your moisturizer the correct way.
Makeup and Beauty Blog has a great Shu Uemura Makeup Tutorial: Go Pastel for a Fresh Spring Eye.
myBeautyMatch has discovered that La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream now comes with Swarovski Crystals!
Savvy Skin discovers some new beauty products.

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Friday, January 25th, 2008

Some exciting news developed this morning, as Temptalia was mentioned briefly in an article called The Key Sites which lists ten of the hottest beauty blogs, by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The Key Sites is an accompanying article to Beauty In the Blogosphere, an article that talks about the growing influence of beauty blogs on the industry and compares and contrasts some of the issues concerning print vs. blog reviews and usage.  Thanks to WWD and Matthew Evans!

The Key Sites
Ten of today’s hottest beauty blogs, with self-reported readership figures.

Temptalia (temptalia.com)
On Site: Ways to learn about beauty in an environment that fosters curiosity.
Founded: October 2006
Readership: 500,000 page views, or 150,000 visits, a month.
Blogger Bio: Founder Christine Mielke, a law student at Santa Clara University, devotes up to 30 hours a week to Temptalia.

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

From the Splendicity community comes the best beauty and fashion links of the week.

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BEAUTY
Viva Woman
offers 5 tips to get the most out of your facial moisturizer.
Beauty and Fashion Tech reviews Laura Mercier Oil Free and Silk Creme Foundations.
Makeup and Beauty Blog says Glow in Style with Shu Uemura Glow On Blush.
Beauty Secrets Revealed shares a Relaxing And Soothing Foot Soak Recipe.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully says that you may not need to get that liposuction done – now there is lipomassage.
Savvy Skin shares some Beauty No-Nos.
Henna at Canadian Beauty tells you about her new favourite primer.
The Mineral Makeup Blog shares info about Blusche Minerals’ Phoebe Mineral Veil.
Aging Fabulous is in love with The Hand Treatment by La Mer.

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