Happy 5th Anniversary!


Happy 5th Anniversary!

Temptalia started October 2006, which means it’s our five-year anniversary this month! :)  Happy 5th Anniversary!

To date, Temptalia has…

  • … received 607,182 comments
  • … published 10,456 posts
  • … written 2,788 review posts (keep in mind many cover more than one product or shade!)
  • … asked 1,452 questions through Temptalia Asks You.
  • … received 39.8 million visits, 122.8 million pageviews
  • … held over 300 contests.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the incredible support you have shown Temptalia over the past five years! Each year, we do more and grow in ways that I never thought possible. I can’t say I started Temptalia and thought (or even hoped) that this is where I would be five years later. When Temptalia began, beauty blogs were still new and an unknown quantity, so the idea of reaching as many people as we do today was so impossible it wasn’t even a dream. Temptalia has made me believe in myself and my dreams, because I now know nothing is impossible–at least not with enough hard work and dedication.

To readers: There is no greater motivator than you. Your comments and questions help me figure out where we need to go, what I need to do, to make Temptalia a better place to visit. When I meet people in the industry and behind-the-scenes (like brands, PR, etc.), I always stress the importance of my readers as number one. I am thinking of all of you and the things you want (and do not want) every step of the way. I look forward to the next year and what unfolds over time. Each year is better than the last, and for that, I’m extremely thankful to my readers, who have played a major role in making Temptalia possible.

To my family and friends: I appreciate all of the amazing emotional support you have given me, because I know that without your guidance, patience, and understanding, I could not be the person I am today. My family is always driving me to think bigger, dream more lavishly, and pursue the paths that will help me accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself–and they’re always right there waiting to help me in any way that they can. Thank you for being my shoulder to cry on, rock to draw strength from, and roots to keep me grounded.  To have family and friends who understand why you cancel last minute because a new collection has arrived to swatch is unusual, but I do, and I love them even more for it.