Friday, February 6th, 2009

Some of you have been readers of Temptalia since its early, not-so-industrious beginnings, while others have only stopped by yesterday. I would really love to get to know those who have supported Temptalia and continue to support this endeavor! I can’t say enough, but thank you for reading, commenting, and supporting both me, as I grow and learn and discover myself, as well as the blog as a beauty resource.

What name do you go by?

Christine. I’ve never been one for any of the nicknames that come from Christine (Chrissy, Christy, Chris, etc.), so I’ve always stuck with Christine. You can call me Temptalia, too, since it’s been my internet monniker for the past six years or so.

Who are the most important people in your life?

My family and my boyfriend are the people who are vital to me enjoying and loving life. Everyone has supported me for my educational and business endeavors so much, and the support system is just incredible.

What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

Free time, what’s that? Just kidding ;) These days, I like spending my down time with Mellan or watching trash reality TV. I’m lovin’ Tool Academy on VH1 for its utter hilarity, at the moment. With I Love Money 2 just beginning, I’ll probably watch that. I’m terrible about watching when they’re on, though, so I often miss episodes. Stupid TiVo not working with Dish Network :(

Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

I used to “run” online magazines back when AOL was a huge internet provider; I believe I did it from age 13 to 17. At some point, I think I had over ten different ones running (oddly enough, one was a “girly” ‘zine with some beauty in it!). I don’t love the taste of coffee, but I love Starbucks! And final fact: I’m pretty good at Guitar Hero ;)

Where do you want to be in five years?

I’d love to have been able to really grow Temptalia into a successful business doing more than just blogging. I really hope I’ve finished up school by then–should be done in 2011–and done for good! It would be fantastic to have my very own beauty/makeup room with insanely cute and practical storage systems for all my products :)

What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Song: Alice In Chains’ “Nutshell.” Movie: Ratatouille (which I have probably watched/listened to over thirty times!).

What do you feel makes you beautiful?

I have a good heart. Even if my aim isn’t always on target, my intentions are good! I’m not about being petty, mean, or rude to others–it’s just not in my nature!

Now, I want to get to know YOU!

1. What name do you go by?

2. Who are the most important people in your life?

3. What are some ways you enjoy spending your free time?

4. Reveal three quirky facts about yourself!

5. Where do you want to be in five years?

6. What book, song, and movie could you read, listen, and watch over and over again?

7. What do you feel makes you beautiful?

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Today, tell me your favorites for…

Eye Liner that Makes Peepers Pop:
Lipgloss for Give-You-Anything Pout:
Brand for the Natural Look:

Here are mine:

Eye Liner that Makes Peepers Pop: Ye-yo by Urban Decay – great white liner
Lipgloss for Give-You-Anything Pout: Darphin Lip Gloss in Illusion
Brand for the Natural Look: Clinique or Bobbi Brown–it’s a toss up

Friday, March 21st, 2008

SCENARIO: There is a boy I really want to impress that I see everyday when I go in to buy coffee before class. What kind of makeup/look is good to make him notice me? I want something that is noticeable to make me stand out, but I don’t want him thinking I’m superficial or wear a boat load of makeup either!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

SCENARIO: My hair is fried and brittle! I think it is just beyond damaged, and I have no idea where to start on repairing it. Should I be doing leave-in conditioners? I blow dry my hair every day, and then flat iron it every other day. It is just a hot mess!

Friday, March 14th, 2008

SCENARIO: I can’t afford to get a manicure/pedicure at a salon often–maybe once or twice a year–so how can I do it myself? It seems like my polish is all over the place when I do it, and it never stays on for very long!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

SCENARIO: My hands are so dry that my knuckles are RED! They are cracked in places, and they can be quite painful as the day wears on. I need to wash my hands for reasons related to my job often! What kind of products can I use that will last throughout the day? What treatments or things should I be doing to soften these babies?