Sunday, December 30th, 2007

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As the year comes to end, the Splendicity community has gathered up it’s best posts from the year. Take a look at what you might have missed over the year. Be sure to check out all of the members posts to get to know some of the best beauty, fashion, style, and shopping blogs on the web.

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Viva Woman finds out how to read the secret batch codes of beauty products and determine their expiry date.
A Touch of Blusher brings you highlights from 2007.
Makeup and Beauty Blog brings you 5 Makeup and Beauty Tips from Paris Hilton.
Savvy Skin tells you the Top 10 Signs You’re A Beauty Junkie.
Just in time for you to ring in the New Year, makeup loves me teaches you the fine art of properly applying false eyelashes.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully shares the Top 10 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2008.
Beauty and Fashion Tech has found that The ThermaClear Acne Treatment Device is One of the Year’s Most Interesting and Useful Devices.
The results are in for Temptalia’s Best of Beauty Awards 2007, check out who won!
Sugar Shock says, “My Lips are Sealed“.
Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic spends time with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey and Max Factor.
Beauty Secrets Revealed Shares a Blueberry Age-Defying Face Pack Recipe.
At Teen Style Lounge, Liberty shares 6 Quick Tips to Super Kissable Lips.
eBeautyDaily lists the top 10 beautiful things she couldn’t do without in 2007.
The Scented Life says that Bond no 9 is bringing Andy Warhol back to life – in a little silver bottle!
Beauty Banter muses on the 5 Minute Make-Up application! Including the EXACT products you’ll need to achieve the no-fuss look!
NY Spender asks “Is your hair color right for you?
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! thinks the Baby Quasar LED Light Therapy is a splendid secret weapon against acne & wrinkles.
Makeup Minute thinks Billy B’s Paintbrushes are splendid beauty tools that are worth every penny.
Cinnamon Kitten‘s 2007 in Review: 5 Favorite New Products.
Beautyholics Anonymous has Effective Ways To Losing Weight.
Beautiful Makeup Search says that this is one must-have beauty product that works for everyone.

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Friday, December 28th, 2007

I am pleased to announce the launch of Temptalia’s new layout, just in time for 2008. The web team has been working around-the-clock these past few days to get it up and running, so I want to extend a huge thanks to them for all of their hard work and effort! Feel free to leave feedback concerning the new layout, positive or negative, as well as if you happen to come across any bugs.  Happy new year!

New Features:

  • White background – easier to read
  • Organized categories – making finding things easier
  • Brands – now find the latest posts for your favorite brands
  • Most popular posts / featured posts
  • Better integration of content

As part of our launch of a new layout, we would also like to invite and encourage you to participate in a survey concerning your satisfaction with the site, what you’d like to see in the future, and overall, give us a clearer idea of what’s working, what isn’t, and what we should concentrate on.  Your participation helps improve the site for both yourself and other readers, so please think of filling it out – it’s only ten questions!

To take the survey… Continue reading →

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

This afternoon I received the most lovely surprise–a package from one of my very own readers. Tanya, a regular reader, and her son, Jacob, hand crafted me a cat-girl-doll (I’m gonna that is so utterly adorable. She has long eyelashes, pink lips, and even purple eyeshadow (is this not perfect for the blog?). There was also a handmade makeup bag in an olive green velvety fabric with a floral print inside. It feels absolutely luxe because of the outside fabric, and so durable because of the thickness and quality of the craft. I have already started using it, because well, I couldn’t resist, I adore it.  Tanya also included a bath bomb from LUSH in All That Jasmine, which I cannot wait to use (it’ll be my first LUSH bath!).

Because of her generosity, I cannot help but share photos of the special handmade gifts she sent my way and thank her publicly for her efforts and thoughtfulness. It was truly an unexpected gesture and gift, and I cannot begin to express my appreciation and thankfulness. I started tearing up as soon as I realized who it was from and why I had a package from her!  She reminded me of what makes the holidays such an amazing time of the year–it is a time when people spread love, good wishes, and maintain a spirit of holiday cheer.

THANK YOU TANYA & JACOB!

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

From around the Splendicity community, comes the best posts of the week.

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Beauty and Fashion Tech
has Great Beauty Books for Holiday Gifts.
Viva Woman checks out what’s the correct sunblock dosage to get sufficient coverage.
Beauty Secrets Revealed is Running A Christmas Contest.
Ellen from Spa Beautifully is curious about Intraceuticals Rejuvenation Infusion facial that is now being offered in Toronto.

Still looking for more? Check out some great links to fashion & shopping blogs! Continue reading →

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Don’t miss out on these fun-filled posts here at Temptalia from the past week…

Features

MAC Cosmetics

Reviews

Catch up on your beauty blogosphere reading, too, with several great posts from the Beauty Blog Network. Continue reading →

Friday, November 30th, 2007

I’m pleased to announce that Temptalia has partnered with TotalBeauty.com, and we encourage you to join their private debut. They launch to the general public December 6th, but you can still join and get a taste of this brand new beauty site that gives independent advice and reviews to you.