Friday, July 16th, 2010

I Spy Temptalia @ Revlon Lashes

Around 9PM tonight, I got some pretty EPIC news! The lovely @scorpio21090 tweeted me a picture of Temptalia’s Award logo stickered onto Revlon’s lashes.  Back in January, when the results of the awards came out, Revlon asked if they could use the award logo on stickers for some of their false lashes, and I said yes… and I had almost forgotten about it until Anna tweeted an image to me!

This, of course, meant that the boy and I had to race out and see if we could find them locally!  Anna got hers from Rite Aid, but we found ours at Walmart!   It’s kind of this big moment in Temptalia history, so I picked up seven pairs (one for my mom, one for each grandma, then my aunts… the boy’s mom, ME!).

Anyway, thank you SO much for all of your support!  It is because of your amazing and unwavering support that Temptalia has gotten to where it is today and I even get to blog about something like this.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Love & Lipgloss,
Christine

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Solessence Radio Interview

A few weeks ago, the lovely Hillary of Solessence Radio asked to interview Temptalia, and as we were extremely flattered to be asked, we enthusiastically said yes! Hillary just posted the transcript of the interview (and you can always listen to the archived show, too), if you’re interested.

Kickin’ beauty shots! Insider launch info! Makeup database spanning from 1996! What’s not to like for the nearly 200k readers that stop by every month?

By day she’s a law student, and one of the top makeup bloggers around. At a height of 200k unique visitors a month, Christine Mielke has crafted her blog Temptalia.com into one of the hottest makeup resources. Her signature closeups of eye and lip applications, along with reviews of different brands, are top notch instructionals for readers. Combine that with her willingness to engage her audience, and you often find a lively comment trail for her posts.

You can view the transcript of the interview here.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Via WWD:

TOP BLOGS: According to a new report from research firm Konector on the top-50 beauty blogs, Temptalia, NaturallyCurly.com and Basenotes are the top three beauty blogs garnering more than 500,000 viewers a month. Kingsley Maunder, a director at Konector, explained the leading blogs typically focus on a “very particular topic or target market” to generate a “large, regular following that spend a significant amount of time on the site.” The report found that two of the fastest growing beauty blogs are Pursebuzz.com and xSparkage, which utilize YouTube to communicate about beauty. The report measured how many people visit each blog, how often they visit and how active they are on the blog to rank beauty blogs.

Konector has released the full article, which you can read in its entirety here.  Konector leads with headline, “Temptalia is the most influential beauty blog.”  Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

THANK YOU TEMPTETTES! (Temptalia readers are affectionately known as “Temptettes.”)  This is amazing-super-exciting news that really just shows how amazing all of you that read Temptalia are.  Without your readership, feedback, suggestions, and comments, this blog would be nothing like it is today.  Your support and encouragement since the beginning (back in October 2006!) have paved the road to every success and opportunity we’ve managed to obtain.  Temptalia grows because of you–by your word of mouth–and we have only you to thank for our success today and going forward.

Congratulations to NaturallyCurly.com, Basenotes, Pursebuzz, and xSparkage, as well!

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!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Yours truly has had the great honor of being interviewed by the lovely Beth, from The Girls of Beauty Department, Glamour Magazine’s online beauty blog. Head on over there to read the interview! :)

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.