Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

All in all, with my top ten lists, I’ve now shared 100 of my favorite beauty shades and products that I’ve discovered during 2013! I have rated and reviewed over 2,445 shades/products since January 1st. I’ve enjoyed reflecting back on what I’ve tried and reviewed, and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my picks–because I know I’ve loved reading yours. They always give me suggestions on what products and formulas to try next year!  In case you missed any, here are my top tens:

Thank you for an incredible 2013! There’s really no adequate way to express my gratitude for having your support and readership. Sometimes I can’t believe how much this blog has grown. You have no idea how much your comments mean to me, how you continually motivate me to do better each and every day, and for how knowledgeable, kind, and supportive you are. I wish you much happiness and good health in the upcoming year–may 2014 be better in every way for you! :)

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52 thoughts on “Top 10 of 2013: The Round-Up

  1. Avatar of Kathryn keG

    btw-thank you for doing these lists-they are really fun! :)

  2. Thank you, Christine, and everyone involved behind the scenes, , for the consistent quality of your trusted review, but also for the heart, thought, and grace you put in your work! You and your team not only make Temptalia an ever-reliable source of information on makeup, and the first one I always check, but also a fun AND safe place. So happy new year! :)

  3. @reksiandari

    Oh dear. Thank you for always trying to post reviews; it means a lot to us. You probably have NO IDEA how much money we saved by avoiding products you scored badly (does that make any sense?). You also make the prettiesttttt photos AND great scoring basis, which is why I’ve always get excited every time you update your tweet with your posts (also, you put preview photo on each tweet, making them interesting to actually click the link)!

    Never give up because we always support you! Mwah!

  4. Just playing a bit of catch up and ❤ ❤ ❤ these posts~ Some really amazing products this year! Kudos to Team Temptalia!!!

  5. Your blog is awesome and an inspiration! <3
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  6. I can only echo the sentiments expressed by others, Christine. Thank you so much for all you do to inform us and help us make good choices with our beauty purchases – that is an incredible amount of work behind what you bring to us all. And on top of the information, there is the sheer enjoyment of reading about products (good and bad, pricey and budget) – for those of us who really enjoy this whole area of life – makeup, fragrance, skin care – it is just such a pleasure to read everything you post here. Wishing you and your hubby, your family and the Temptalia team a great year ahead in 2014!

    • It’s an honor and a pleasure to be able to do what I do! Thank you so much for being part of it, Mariella :) You are SO supportive and I am very appreciative of how active you are in the community!

      Best wishes to you and your family for 2014!

  7. Miss J

    Happy New Year to you and yours! As always, a big thanks to you and all who make this blog as wonderful as it is! Looking forward to 2014!

  8. Christine, you are one brave lady. You’ve created a fantastic blog that never sleeps, you patiently respond to the same identical questions everyday and deal with our crazy and judgmental comments and questions with grace and tact. You have lots of fans here in New York City. I wish you and your family a healthy, happy and wonderful 2014. A special shout out to super dog, Mellan!

  9. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Happy New Year Christine! Thank you for all you do and for all your team does. You say we don’t know what our comments mean to you but I can’t even express how much this blog means to me! It’s more than just makeup, for me it’s an escape from whatever current stressors are in my life. Makeup brings me joy as a hobby it’s true, but your blog also has also been a lovely companion to me this past year and has helped me relax and unwind on a daily basis, something I’m not always good at doing. SO THANKS!

  10. Avatar of Tigerlily Tigerlily

    Happy new year to you Christine, as well as to your loved ones and all of Temptalia’s readers!!

    Thank you for your hard work and for creating such a safe and fun environment to discuss all things beauty.

    Wishing everyone who reads this a wonderful 2014, filled with love (and products you love ;-))

  11. I’m so glad I found temptalia this year! A daily pick up for me. I can’t add much to what others have said, but thank u…what a pleasure! Happy new year Christine!

  12. Thanks for this one Christine! I wish you and your family a lovely year ahead. Already bookmarked the page ;-) So much easier than creating a lust/wish list haha!
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  13. Happy new year, Christine! Thank you for all your hard work in 2013, before 2013, and most definitely after 2013. :) <3 *hugs*

  14. Avatar of Seana Seana Campbell

    As a beauty product addict, I have looked at so many beauty blogs over the years, and I have to say yours is at the very top of my list, el numero uno. I read it every single day and love the honest reviews and swatches. I appreciate the dedication and hard work you have put into this blog for all of us to enjoy. I can’t tell you how many dollars you have saved me because I checked your review before I blew money on the newest products! Thank you for all that you do and I hope you have a wonderful new year!

  15. So many gorgeous things to drool over! :-)

    Thanks for another year of wonderful news, reviews and swatches, Christine! I don’t know how you do it all! :-) I’m glad there were so many things that you loved in all the things you looked at this year!

  16. Happy New Year, Team Temptalia! You made 2013 more colorful for me! I’m entering 2014 much happier and well informed about my beauty purchases. I might even start wearing corals (baby steps)

    Thank you very much, Christine and Temptalia:)

  17. Avatar of marta Marta

    Happy new year Christine and everyone at Temptalia! Whishing you and all your readers a colorful, glowing, sparkling 2014! Thank you for all your hard work! All the best!!

  18. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Happy News Years, Christine! Thank you for all the hard work you put into this site. :)

  19. I was about to post something and got sidetracked by your newest review. :D

    Thanks for everything that you and your team are doing for us, Christine. The amount of time you devote to test products is beyond belief! Temptalia’s such a joy to read- not only the reviews, but comments from other readers as well. It’s one of my sweetest escapes, and I’m definitely looking forward to another year.

    Wishing you, Shaun, and your family a blessed and prosperous 2014! Hug Mellan for me, please. :)

  20. Ambi

    Thank you so much Christine! I love your site and all of the hard work you do. Your site has helped develop my own passion for makeup and really shown what to look for in a great product. Be it drug store or high end! Keep up all the good work and happy new year!

    PS. You should check out lipstick from The Lip Bar, their formula is really hydrating & pigmented

  21. Jaa

    Thank you so much for this, Christine! You’ve given me a few ideas for products to try next! And thank you for contributing so much to the beauty community. You have been such a great inspiration. :)

    Happy New Year! <3

    PS. Love the photo collage!

  22. I wake up at 6 in the morning and sleep at 1.00 in the night .. rushing whole day after son , looking after hubby , cooking in kitchen managing house and what not and trust me , the first thing i open is Temptalia … even before my blog …
    i cant tell you how much i love temptalia :) and am sure in history of TEMPTALIA i will def share a space .. being the craziest temptalia fan :D little more then crazy i am sure

    Christine :) when you launch your own beauty product or design a product.. pls include our name naa .. i mean as shade names you know :)
    okayyyy is it too muchh ?

    nooooooooooooooo ahhahah

    ” thank you ” is not enough for the immense efforts you are doing here dear :)
    wish a very happy new yr sweetie :) and may you reach new heights with each passing day

  23. Thanks for the top 10 lists, and your posts in 2013! Always informative and I make sure I check your reviews before buying new purchases! :)
    Happy new year!

  24. Hi Christine! Thank you for sharing with us your Top 10′s of 2013, it´s been lots of fun to read! I agree with the other comments here – I am so grateful for the wonderful work you do; you do everything with quality, professionalism and class. Though a litle late, I would like to wish you and the amazing Temptalia team all the best in 2014! May this be a year full of health, love, prosperity, success, pleasant surprises and of course, wonderful makeup for you to review and keep us addicts happy :D!!

  25. bfaajs

    Thanks Christine for all you do….I have made many a purchase after reading your reviews….you are always right on target….Healthy and happy new year….