Monday, December 31st, 2012

Happy New Year!

Can you believe another year has passed?  Time can be so funny; at times, dragging on, but so often, speeding by and we barely have time to catch our breath.  I hope this New Year’s Eve is filled with love and laughter, relaxation and joy. I hope you’ve managed to do at least one thing that brings a genuine smile to your face this year–if not a thousand things.  I wish only the best for each and every one of you in the coming year, as I know, firsthand, how utterly amazing, kind, smart, and supportive all of you are so I am only wishing what you deserve: the absolute best.  Thank you for all of your support this year, and I look forward to continuing to share new product finds, old favorites, and discuss all things beauty with you in 2013 and beyond. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream!

Happy New Year! :)

Love & Lipgloss, Christine

P.S. — Here are some fun facts about the past year here on Temptalia…

  • Reviewed over 1,300 products
  • Posted 2,649 times
  • Received 191,595 comments
  • Shared information for over 250 collections (58 of those posts were for MAC, a few were snippets/previews)

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71 thoughts on “Happy New Year! (2013 Edition)

  1. amber

    Happy New Year from the east coast!

  2. xamyx

    Happy New Year, Chrstine (and Shaun & Mellan, too)!

  3. Lily

    Happy New Year Christine. Wish you the best in 2013.

  4. Miss J

    About 10 minutes to go where I’m located! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    I want to give a big, fat, huge THANK YOU to Christine and all the wonderful people on this blog! I hope everyone has a great night of celebrating and a fantastic 2013. I wish the best for all here. XO!

  5. Sara

    Christine, you live in CA, right? What’s it like celebrating on the west coast considering when you posted it was still 2012? I lived in England for a while, but that means we got it before NYC and was asleep before easy coast US even celebrated.

    Happy New Years!


  7. Melissa

    Happy New Year! Here’s to an amazing 2013!

  8. Anne

    I wish you a happy new year, Christine, to you, Shaun, Mellan and all the people you love!
    I wish you many a good thing, little and big; you deserve to have the best. Not only are you incredibly helpful, you’re also sweet, smart and down-to-earth, making Temptalia such an enjoyable experience, so here’s to you!

  9. frizzylocks

    Thank you for all your effort, time and work you put into this website and community.
    You are amazing! Happy New Year Christina

  10. Jax

    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for all your hard work, much appreciated.
    Your site and a couple of YouTube channels reignited my love of make-up, thank you for that it has been a positive change when I really needed one. :-)

  11. Dominique

    Happy New Year Christine ! Look forward to following your very pretty blog in 2013 and the following years !

  12. Megan

    Gosh, you had a busy 2012! Happy new year!

  13. Nicole

    Happy new year everybody.

  14. Doll

    Happy New Year, Christine! Wishing you a fabulous 2013!

  15. Traci

    Thanks to you Christine for bringing joy to my life everyday. This last year has been one of the hardest of my life, and I know I can count on your site to give me a bit of an escape everyday. You don’t know how much you’ve helped me by doing something you love.

  16. Bianca

    I just want to say thank you very much for everything you do! Temptalia was the first beauty blog I followed and it’s still my favourite!
    I wish you all the happiness in the world for 2013!
    Greetings from Switzerland! :)

  17. Jill

    Happy new year Christine! Thanks for another great year of keeping us informed on all things beauty!

  18. TurboTonnie

    Happy New Year to you as well, Christine! I discovered your website only a month ago, and I find myself checking in every couple days. I appreciate your commitment to providing thorough and reliable information. Best wishes in 2013!

  19. Rachel

    2,649 posts….WOW!!!

    Christine, thank you for being the most hardworking and honest beauty blogger out there. I always look forward to visiting your blog. Happy New Year!

  20. Kami

    Seems like it was an incredible year for Temptalia. Thank you very much for all the hard work and hope 2013 will be an even better year.

    Happy New Year!

  21. Tigerlily

    Thank you Christine for all your hard work, and thank you everyone commenting on this site for your insights!

    Happy new year to you and your loved ones :-) May it be filled with joy, laughs and everything you wish for.

  22. Lori

    Thank you for being you Christine!!!!

    Which is AMAZING!!!!!!!

    Wishing you ALL THE BEST FOR 2013!!!


  23. beth

    Your blog is my favorite escape. I think I’ve read all 2600+ posts, and then some! Happy New Year.

  24. Dorota

    thank you for your work and admire your passion! I rely on your opinions and your comments were the reason I bought/skipped products. Now I will not boy a product until I check if/what you wrote about it! Keep my fingers crossed for you and wish you happiness in your private life as well!!

  25. Kirsten Sessinger

    Chiming in on wishing you a Happy New Year and THANKYOU for all that you do! Oh I just love it when you post up your stats at the end of the year, haha. OMG…1,300 products. That’s HUGE. :)

    I read everyday and when something catches my eye elsewhere, on the web, in a store or if I’m looking for a certain makeup/beauty color across the board…HERE is where I always come FIRST to find out more about whatever it is! I have to agree, your the most honest beauty blogger out there!

    I was essentially a die hard BE gal for a ton of years. Now I own and am loving Urban Decay, Too Faced, Tarte, Cinderella’s palette! {I still have to check out Mac & Bobbi Brown, BUT I’ll get there, he he.} I rock blue, green and purple nail polishes that I never dreamed I could wear let alone pull off.

    I guess between BE’s new Ready line & YOU I’ve finally blossomed into loving ALL things beauty. You’ve helped me so much. Gosh, you’ve taught me so much. I was able to apply/get a job in the beauty business with alot more confidence had it not been for your dreams here.

    So yes, Thankyou really isn’t enough. I know…this is a bit of a ‘Hallmarky’ long post but I just had to write it. Call me a ‘tempt-tarte’. Yup. That says it all. 😉 I wish you all of your dreams for 2013 too. Thankyou Christine.

    • Happy new year, Kirsten! I’m so thrilled to be your first source :) And it’s so great that you’ve expanded out into other brands. How scared were you when you heard BE was going to do a pressed range? I didn’t have ANY idea it was going to be SO amazing!

      Thank you so much!!

  26. Ana

    Happy New Year! I hope this year brings health, happiness and more followers to your site. Is always a pleasure to read your reviews and to know you’ll always give an honest opinion. }

    Can’t wait to keep reading your blog and discuss the beauty things that will be out this year.

  27. Happy New Year to you Christine! Thank you for your hard work to bring us the best photos and reviews of all the new beauty products!

    I wish you the best for this new year.

  28. Barbara

    Happy New Year Christine!
    I love your reviews! Your recommendation of Maybelline Full ‘n Soft – my new everyday mascara made my year! Works great and doesn’t irritate my very sensitive lids. I have tried every mascara under the sun and can’t believe how I love this drugstore brand! Thanks and all the best in 2013!

  29. It’s quite incredible how much work you do and I’m happy to be one of the many beneficiaries of your labours. All the best to you both personally and for Temptalia. I look forward to seeing what 2013 will bring!

  30. Happy New Year dear !
    Have a safe and blessed new year,with more new posts full of passion

  31. Leticia

    Christine, thank you so much for a wonderful year of all things beauty in! One of my favorite parts of the day is visiting your blog to see your new posts, read the comments and also to check older posts. The quality and honesty of your reviews are great and the photographs you post are top notch. There is really nothing missing in – we even have the cutest yello Lab out there every Friday :)! Thank you for sharing your love for makeup and the beauty world with all of us, you are the best blogger out there and I have no need to look somewhere else! I wish you, Shaun and Mellan a wonderful 2013 and may every day be full of joy, health and blessings!

    Happy New Year from Mexico to everyone at!

  32. This was the year I discovered Temptalia! Happy New Year to you, Christine, and thank you for all your hard work! Any time I want a mood boost or feel like looking at something pretty, I come here. 😀

  33. Leenie

    Happy new year Christine thanks for all the hard work you put into temptalia

  34. abigailOD

    Happy New Year Christine! =D I agree with everyone here – Thank you, Thank you, Thank You for all your hard work! I hope we tell you enough how much we appreciate you. Can I just give you a big, tight (virtual) hug? =D

    I truly feel you are such a darling. There is something about you and what you do that really helps connect to *us out here scattered all over the world! I’ve learned so much from you. Your passion and love for what you do is so evident, it’s contagious!Ha! (Take note Wallet!)

    Temptalia is my visual/beauty desert! I especially like reading it before bedtime. I read it so religiously that my husband even knows Your name (Christine in Temptalia)!

    I personally wish you the greatest success with Temptalia and anything else you’d like to pursue. I wish you happiness in your *new life with Shaun and Mellan! I’m excited to see how much more fabulous Temptalia will get. You will always have a fan in me! =D Cheers to makeup!

    • Happy new year, Abigail! :)

      Thank you SO much! I appreciate the big, tight–albeit virtual–hug 😀 I love that Temptalia is your bed time reading! That is so cool.

      Best wishes for love, happiness, and health in the new year to you and your husband!