Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve, so it’s a time for a little self-reflection, gathering with friends and family, and maybe even some fun–if we’re lucky!

It’s been a fantastic year here at Temptalia HQ, as is every year, really.  I feel so blessed with all of the success of Temptalia, and I really cannot thank you all, my dearest readers and friends, for all of your ongoing comments, feedback, participation, questions, suggestions, but most of all… your continuous support.  It is such a joy to be able to chat with you about the latest and greatest (and the not-so-greatest) beauty products.  I look forward to the year ahead of us and have high hopes for an even better year–and I hope we’ll all enjoy the ride. 

Thank you for being part of the Temptalia community and making it the most satisfying community, hobby, and project I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience! :)

I would like to wish you and your family, friends, and pets (!) the very best in 2010!

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97 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Best Wishes for 2010!

  1. Sass

    I love your hair short. Are you going to cut it again?

    • Nope, I hated it short. I don’t have the energy to style it on a day-to-day basis, and if it’s not styled, it kind of looks like garbage, lol. I also hated not being able to pull it up and keep it completely out of my face. Ever since I cut it, I missed my long hair, so I’m going to stay long for awhile :)

      • Anitacska

        Lol, I can relate to that, when I was younger I had my hair cut short and always grew it back. My mum said I1d cut it when I had babies as it’s easier to have short hair, but it’s not, and 3 babies later I still have long hair! :)

        Happy New Year, and thank you for this great blog! This is my no. 1 beauty blog and I hope you continue with it for a very long time to come!

        • Haha, very nice 😉 I figure I’ll do it again, but maybe much longer down the road… gotta enjoy the length for now, lol!

          Happy new year! I appreciate all of your support and keeping me company in the Guerlain fan club! 😉

      • yajaira

        i think it looks great short! but i know how you feel when i cant put my hair completely up i cant focus when i am working out. all i can think about is how my hair is in my face.

      • Sass

        You’re cute either way!

  2. Melinda

    Hi Christine Thank YOU ! Your The Best 😀 May All Your Wishes Come True for this New Year 2010 oxox Melinda

  3. Andrea

    Happy New Year to you too!! Thank you so much for this great site!!

    P.S. I love your hair the length you have it now!!! Looks so great on you!!!

  4. Ellectronica

    You are awesome! I definitly shopped better because of this site. I ran out and got the new Diorshow and wow!
    Happy New year and I look forward to reading and shopping with you in 2010!!

  5. yvette

    Happy new year!

    Aww, your hair looked so cute short! It really suits you! But I know what you mean about the maintenance.

  6. kristina

    You look younger with every passing year!
    I am thankful I stumbled across your blog this year, and look forward to more of your first-rate articles in ’10.

    Happy New Year!


  7. Happy New Year Christine (and Mellan!)!!

  8. Nicci

    I agree with Sass. I really like your hair short! My hair is shoulder length right now and I’m trying to grow it out, even though I am tempted to cut to to chin length again. I have thought coloring my hair too. Have you ever colored it Christine?

    • Hey Nicci,

      I’ve colored it a few times, back when I was in high school – I used the same Feria shade, but I don’t remember the name, but it was a black-brown with a burgundy-red tint. I just like the color of my natural hair, so I’m really hesitant to color it again since it takes years to get it back!

      • Anitacska

        If you like your natural hair colour, then don’t colour it, you will have to start when you get older and start having grey hairs, and it’ll never end then. I used to have blonde highlights (I’m naturally dark brown with red tint) and now I’m back to my natural hair colour, however, now I NEED to colour it as I have a lot of greys (I’m 33). So enjoy not having to colour your hair for the time being! :)

  9. Mzcaddict

    A Happy New Year 2010 to you too, Magellan, your significant other and all the best! Good luck with your studies, and all the multi-juggling tasks/projects in your life! :-)

  10. Lizet Luna

    Hi Cristine
    It gives me an excellent and very good time when suddenly stunned by the work I take a walk through your space, your hobby, what is Temptalia is that you enjoy it as much as your readers, this space yours, and everyone can enjoy of everything you do, maybe more than I like to learn things makeup to look prettier, thanks to you and that can be achieved … thank you very much, for me are my favorite artist, and I love your makeup and lights!

    From Mexico a big hug for you and your family and Mellan, and my best wishes for 2010 be the best of the best, and you achieve success in your studies and everything you do. Happy start to the year =)

    By the way if you came one day to go on tour in Mexico I would love to have your autograph .. =) =) =)

    • Hi Lizet Luna! :) Thank you for visiting Temptalia and being a part of it. It really is you and readers like you that make this blog what it is. I love learning and hearing your thoughts and favorites. The discussion and conversation on the blog is truly amazing.

      I wish you the very best in 2010! Happy new year!

      Will let you know if I travel to Mexico :)

  11. Kristine

    Happy New Year Christine! Thanks a lot also for doing your best to make Temptalia the number 1 beauty blog/website(IMO)! I enjoyed reading your blogs, and I’m looking forward to reading more in the coming year.

  12. I love short hair too…But it really does require more work than longer hair…I love it both ways! Happy New year!

  13. Kate

    It looks very nice both ways, but I actually prefer it long. :)

  14. thanks so much for all your great suggestions, christine! i’ve learned so much and found so many amazing products through you! you’re awesome, keep it up and have a marvelous new year :)

  15. DonnaN

    Very cute with short hair….I got tired of my long hair and wanted a change, so I just cut mine off….I know what you mean about the styling….

    • Yeah, my mom cut my hair short when I was really young, so ever since then, it was all about long hair. I finally decided to try short hair for once, but I think I like long hair better (for me).

      Happy new year!

  16. erika

    Hi Christine,
    Happy New Year for you too!!!
    I hope all your dreams come true in 2010!!!

  17. Hello, I’m a new reader. You’re really pretty. Hope your 2010 is just as wonderful as your 2009 was!

  18. Jennifer

    Hi Christine,
    Happy New Year! Thanks for all your hard work!

    One question…Do you know a MAC dupe from the permanent line for a LE E/S color called “Fake”? Or at least a description for the color thanks!

  19. Tanya

    Christine –
    Have a super fab new years, as well :) you have sooo much love coming your way from your many friends and fans.

    Tons of hugs and kisses to you, the pup and the man….thank you for your friendship and fellow love of all things beauty related

    • Hi Tanya!

      Hope you and yours are having a fabulous NYE! I really, really appreciate your support over the YEARS. It’s just so great to have you still reading :) Happy new year!

  20. Roxanne

    Awww :) Thanks sweety! I wish you, your bf, your mom, your dad, your sister and –of course– the Mellanator the best of luck for 2010 (did I miss anyone? LOL). May all your dreams, hopes and wishes come true :)
    Have a Maccy… Err, I meant *happy* New Year! (Only 2 hours left here!)

    See you next year!!

  21. Heather

    Your hair looks adorable short, but I really love it at the length it’s at now.

    I hope you have a safe/happy/fun/ New Years Eve and New Year! :)

  22. Cherie

    Happy New Year and all the best in 2010 :)

  23. Sarah M

    Thanks for a great year of beauty info, reviews, swatches and all of that good stuff. Happy New Year Christine! x

  24. tehreem

    Happy New Year to YOU! Hope you a prosperous year ahead!

  25. tehreem

    I check 3 websites every single day as soon as i turn on my comp and Temptalia has made this year enjoyable for me! I love being able to talk to you personally and know that I am getting advice form a trustable source! Your pictures and the presentation of this site are off the hook! So professional looking! You have taken this blog up and beyond just being a beaut blog. You interact with readers like we are your personal friends! Thank You for entertaining us with this wonderful blog. Wish you the best for 2010!

    • Aww! I am honored to be there :)

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and ask questions throughout the year – it’s really so much of what makes the blog successful and makes it a really satisfying venture.

      Happy new year!

  26. I love this site. I’m so glad I found it. I love that Happy New Year cupcake picture. It looks delicious. :)

    Happy New Year!

  27. Kimmie T

    Christine I really like your make-up for 2009. What kind of foundation are you using? I like the subtle glow and it looks like your natural skin instead of a layer of make-up. I feel that when I wear makeup its so obvious. I like the natural glow. Are you wearing wearing a matte makeup or is it dewy? You look great and I like the light eye make-up too. I like that its not too glittery. I am a bit older and I don’t want to look like I am trying to be younger with the wrong makeup.

    • Hey Kimmie,

      In the 2009 photo, I’m wearing Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer! I’ve been using that a lot lately for day to day wear, but if I plan to wear makeup all day, I go with Guerlain Parure Gold!

      Tinted moisturizer is really good for a natural makeup look :)

  28. Simply Simply S

    I remember discovering yr site accidentally…..Some one on youtube mentioned you could find swatches here.

    Now Im addicted. And appreciate all the effort u put in, the swatches, the reviews n all. Temptalia is my goto source now.

    Happy New year Christine and everyone else !

  29. sonia

    Hello Christine…happy NEW YEAR and remember that you have a lot of fans in BRAZIL that love you and your site!!!!

  30. shontay

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    You look great either way Christine, but I prefer the long hair.

  31. rashmi

    hello christine
    wish u a very happy new yr
    may u in ur blog touch new heights this yr ….
    i really wish next time one poll will come and ur blog will be declared no 1 …..
    love temptalia

  32. KIKI

    Happy new year Christine! Thank you so much for all you’ve done on this website coz it’s my holy grail guide to make up! and I’m sure everyone will agree with me how much help you’ve made available for all of us make up addicts! Wishing you all the best for the coming year!

  33. Dini

    Happy New Year! I look forward to checking out what is new on this site every day. It makes my day! Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy new year.

  34. Happy New Year Christine! I wish you all the best in 2010 :). Btw you look gorgeous with short hair. I can’t believe it grow so fast in only 1 year :)

  35. margot

    It has now been a year since I discovered your website and I visit it every day !!! Have a lovely 2010 full of good things :)

  36. Alexandra

    You are beautiful! Hope u have a great New Year x

  37. alice

    Happy New Year and keep up the good work! Love your nude as well as colorful eye looks! I dig the short hair too.

  38. gio

    Happy New Year Christine!

  39. Liz

    Happy new year Christine,,,,I ‘ve been following your site since foreverrrr. Kepp up yhe good work.

  40. Happy New Year Christine! I wish you the very best in 2010! I’ve been reading this blog since early 2008 & I check it almost everyday! It gets greater every year & I’m excited to see what’s in store for 2010!

  41. Happy New Year Christine!!!

  42. claudia

    Have a Happy New Year, Christine ! All the best wishes !
    I understand your reasons for keeping your hair long but the short cut looks super sweet on you :)

  43. I absolutely love your eye look and hair last year. You always look great, but I love the short shic hair. I love short hair and think it is so professional, chic, hot and great. I can do so much with mine and it is super short. Again, you look great this year too, but I didn’t know you well last year and love the hair:)

  44. Luisafer

    Thank you so much for those wishes Christine!!! Hope you and your family have a great and blessed 2010!!! hope Tmeptalia keeps on growing and beeing as great as it is!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  45. Sarah C

    My goodness! Your hair grew ALOT in one year! I can’t believe that. You must be taking your vitamins girl!