Happy 6th Anniversary, Temptalia!

Happy 6th Anniversary!

I can’t believe it’s been another year, let alone six in total!  That also means that Shaun and I will be celebrating our seventh anniversary next week, and Mellan will turn five years old at the end of the year.   So much has happened in the past six years–it’s hard to believe it was all just a side hobby at one point.

To date, Temptalia has…

  • … received 779,358 comments
  • … published 13,104 posts
  • … written 3,775 review posts (some cover more than one product or shade)
  • … asked 1,823 questions through Temptalia Asks You.
  • … received 67.7 million visits, 202.6 million pageviews
  • … held over 430 contests.
  • … given 37 A+ ratings and 26 F ratings

Thank you so much for your amazing support and encouragement throughout the years!  Temptalia would not be as successful as it is today without all of you.  I am honored to be a part of Temptalia, and I am truly privileged to have been able to do this for six years.  Temptalia has such helpful, knowledgeable, and savvy readers–I could not ask for a better audience!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading.  Here’s to the next year!

P.S. — A huge personal thank you goes to resident tech guy, Shaun (also, my fiance!), my family, and my friends!  And Mellan, for being so cuddly and cute.

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Congratulation, Christine! What an amazing accomplishment :). Thank you for all your help, I don’t know what I would do without you 🙂

congratulations! i still remember i started reading this site in 2007 & it’s still as amazing as it was 🙂
keep it up i love what you do!

Reading your column is a daily ritual. I would not buy a product without consulting your blog first. Big congrats to you! And love the Mellan photo every Friday:)

Oh my…..6 years already??? Congratulations on the fantastic blog and many many thanks, Christine, for your hard work and dedication! I read temptalia everyday since I know it and I feel like you are a part of my everyday. Also, you’ve helped me a lot, after my son was born, to get back and start using makeup again and to feel pretty again. Thank you and keep up the amazing work you do here!!

~ Congratulations, Christine ~

An Impressive journey! I wish I had found you sooner. You’ve made cosmetics more interesting and fun for me and I truly appreciate your dedication and efforts. You set a high standard for young women your age and have a level of maturity far beyond your years. Here’s to more successful Temptalia years in the future!

Hugs to you and the whole gang!

CONGRATS on the huge milestone! I bet you are very happy with how this blog shaped up to be 🙂 Thanks again for putting the time and effort into reviewing and swatching!

Aww, congrats! This site has been very helpful for all us beauty lovers. Love how you’re always honest and very detail in all your reviews. That’s why so many people love you. Happy 6th Anniversary!! And hope you and your man enjoy your anniversary next week 🙂

Congratulations and BIG props to you, Shaun, and Mellan! 🙂

I LOVE your blog! I check in every day! You’ve saved me $ and provided lots of good advice!

Yaaaay, happy 6th anniversary, Temptalia!
You do an amazing job, Christine. And we all love you for it!

I’ve only been a part of this community for 2 years, but I’ll be happy to stay for the years to come 😀

Looooove from Denmark

Happy Birthday Temptalia (the best makeup blog in the eeeeternet)! Gosh, I feel old. I remember my first high end purchase like it was yesterday…

Awww, congratulations! And I wish you still many years of good run! Then again, you deserve it: as far as professionalism goes, I can’t even think of a beauty website that comes close to Temptalia. Your help is so appreciated; I almost never ever buy a product before reading you review first!

Happy anniversary! I must say you have been doing an excellent job and I have been addicted to your posts ever since I found Temptalia!


Congratulations Christine! I found your website maybe 6 months ago and I love it! You have thorough well written reviews, excellent product photography, and you update with new products often and keep me coming back. I have come to rely on your advice and reviews in making my beauty purchases. Thank you for all you do!

Congratulations Christine!!! Have a very happy Anniversary Day! Thank you a million times for your awesome blog! It’s a nice place to chill and cheer up browsing through the images and your inspirational stories.

Congratulations Christine! I’ve only been following you for just over two years, staring from when I was on mat leave and now my baby is almost three!

When I was on mat leave, it was hard for me to go try make up on, so I relied so much on reading your review then purchased them online.

Thank you Christine. You made me shop smarter!

Aww! There definitely seem to be several lovely readers who have found us while on maternity leave, during pregnancies, or shortly after entering motherhood.

Thank you, Helen!

Happy 6th anniversary, temptalia. Funny how it fell on my birthday too! Now I could always remember that I have the same birthday as temptalia…

Congratulations Christine!
I’ve been a regular reader of Temptalia for two or three years I think, and it has become part of my daily routine: 1. get to the office, 2. have some coffee, 3. check the newspaper, 4. Check Temptalia. I love how you have achieved a cuasi- cientific aproach to makeup which is totally fun!! and I really enjoy reading not only the reviews but also the comments of our fellow makeup lovers…
All the best for you and Shaun and Mellan XOXO

I take no offense that coffee ranks higher than Temptalia 😉 I am half-useless until I have Starbucks on my desk, LOL!

Thank you, Monica!!

Happy Birthday Temptalia! And thanks to YOU and Shaun for all the hard work you put into the site. You’re a source of entertainment and information, as well as helping to make wiser choices with my limited funds. THANK YOU!

Congrats on six wonderful years with Temptalia, seven with your soon-to-be-hubby and five with your “fur-baby” Mellan! Your site is truly the one blog I consistently check everyday. You did a great job and continue to provide excellent reviews and product information. Such success in only six years? What an inspiration! Congrats, again.

Thank you so much, Ericka! 🙂 I can’t believe how enduring everything has been. The blog, my relationship, and Mellan. Makes me feel like I’m growing up 😉

Congrats Christine on 6 terrific years…I’ve been an avid reader/follower/fellow traveller on this beauty journey since early 2008…thank you for all your hardwork n a big holla to Shaun for helping Temptalia become the success story that it is. Cheers !

YAY! Happy Anniversary to you and Temptalia! This is my fave beauty site, and I’m so happy it’s been so successful. Here’s to six more years 😀

Dear Christine, happy happy anniversary! You did such a good job over the years, temptalia has become an institution. I discovered your blog two years ago, and read every single article. Thank you to write with so much passion and knowledge, for always being the first with excellent pics, extensive reviews and previews.

Only 13,000 posts? Someone’s slacking 😉

May you have many, many more happy years of blogging ahead of you – the word “inspirational” is thrown around like it means nothing nowadays, but what you’ve achieved and the way you conduct yourself is a true incitement to admiration.

I hope you ate those cakes.

I know, right? What have I been doing?

Charlotte, you’re a sweetheart! Thank you!

I didn’t, but I did have an ice cream cake this past week for my birthday, LOL.

Awww, Happy belated Birthday, fellow Libra! I hope you had an amazing day, got to spend it relaxing a little bit (though I doubt it as it probably was in the midst of your MAC marathon,), got pampered and got lots of great presents. I hope Mellan got you something other than a squeaky steak or bone. 😉

Congratulations to you (and to Shaun) for making Temptalia such an amazing site, such an invaluable resource, and a leader in the make-up/beauty blogging world. You put in endless hard work, spend a fortune, work long hours and really try your best to provide every insight, detail and analysis that will best help your readers. Whether it’s crazy tests like testing eye liners in the shower or making detailed PDF charts of cost per ounce, you really give it everything. And you do it for us. So THANK YOU! And here’s to many, many, many more years of success.

Too much – you are too sweet! Thank you Kafka. It means so much to be able to help the community where and when I can! 🙂

Thank YOU, Christine! Congratulations on the anniversary and all that you have accomplished. I almost never make purchases without checking Temptalia and have found out about some great products through the site. Keep up the excellent work! 🙂

Congratulations Christine! Your blog is an amazingly helpful resource for all the beauty buffs on the web! Thank you for all your hard work!

Congratulations on another year and for all you’ve managed to accomplish- those are some really enviable numbers you’ve racked up! I’ve been following pretty regularly since 2009 and I love how things have evolved even in that time. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

Congrats Christine!!! You have truly revamped the online beauty community and continue to make a difference in your readers’ lives. Thank you for all you do and will continue to do. Extra shout out to Mellan for providing you the extra snuggles and support when you have “one of those days”…. Shaun too ;0).

Congratulations, I love Temptalia. I love the way you review, the effort, hard work and hours you put in. Thanks so much Christine – yours is the only beauty blog I read everyday without fail. You are an inspiration to a lot of beauty bloggers out there including me! xx

Aaaah, Happy Anniversary!!! Your blog is the very first thing I sleepily blink at each morning over my cup of coffee. This fabulous little blog of yours is part of my everyday that even the boyfriend refers to you by name when he encounters me in the middle of a YES OR NO tug of war regarding troublesome cosmetic purchases. “Well, what did Christine say about it?” LOL! Thanks so much for this daily getaway where few cosmetic goodies come home with me without first consulting your beauty bible of a blog 🙂

LOL!! Your boyfriend knows you well! 🙂

Shaun catches himself, and he’s like, “I know way too much about beauty!”

Happy Anniversary!! Congratulations on another year of work to produce the most wonderful, informative, useful, broad and always fun website I’ve come accross (I’ll always be grateful to Pursebuzz because I found you thanks to her)! Your effort, dedication and professionalism shine through every post. Thank you for everything you do – you are simply THE BEST!! May Temptalia.com live on for many years to come!!

Special thank yous as well to Shaun the Tech Guy for keeping Temptalia.com fresh and user-friendly (it’s so easy to find info in it!) and to Mellan for brightening up our Fridays and being such an adorable creature :)!

Happy Anniversary Everybody….a big congrats to Christine who gave birth to this site and to all the readers who keep it alive :-),its become such an integral part of my life that a day without a post wouldbe a major tragedy,so here’s wishing it a long and happy life.

Congratulations, Christine! I don’t know what I would do without you in the beauty world! XOXO I know I have said it before, but, I read your blog more than once a day, every day. 🙂 It’s the best around.

Congratulations, Christine, and a huge thank you! This place is so, so, much more than a blog. I, like many others, consider Temptalia an essential part of my day and one of the friendliest, best-run places on the whole web, not just in the beauty community. The amount of work, thought, time and dedication you’ve put into Temptalia over the years is truly awe-inspiring.
Happy birthday and anniversary (well, both of them!). 🙂

I love this blog so much!!! I appreciate the time, effort,$, energy & everything you put into it.
Many Thanks to the future Mrs. Shaun & Mr. Temptalia 🙂

Congrats!! Happy 6th Anniversary! Also, congrats on seven years and counting with Shaun! Give Mellan a huge early birthday smooch from me, too. 🙂

I wish you many more years of success. You definitely are an inspiration, and you give hope that regular people through hard work can be successful and make their dreams come true. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s SO true. You were just a normal girl on the net with a passion and a knack for all things beauty, and you’ve taken that and really turned it into something special. I really appreciate everything you do for us here on the blog. You have really remained humble through all the years, and I appreciate that the most, probably.

You’re flippin amazing, Christine!! 🙂

Mellan’s birthday isn’t for a bit (December 24th–Christmas Eve baby!), so I’ll give him an early hug for you… and he’ll probably request another closer to his birthday. So be prepared to give it 😉

Thank you so much, Miss J!

Congratulations Christine! thank you so much for this gorgeous site, the only place where I can find and read about one of my greatest passions, makeup! I love this site and everything I learn through it. Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedication. 🙂

Best Wishes

Temptalia is one of my must-reads each day. So much thanks to Christine, Tech Guy, Christine’s family & friends and everyone else who makes this amazing resource and community possible!

Also, just wanted to say to fellow readers that it’s so nice to feel connected through the comments here. Temptalia really seems to be a positive place where folks want to build each other up (not tear them down).

Congrats for all these beautiful achievements! I’ve learned so many things from your blog. Every time I want to buy a product I have my most complete guide – Temptalia. Hugs from Europe!

Happy anniversary, Christine! Your blog is an inspiration for me, and although I rarely comment, I constantly follow your reviews. I love your reviews!
I wish you many, many happy blogging years from now on, you do a fabulous job!

Congratulations Christine! We have learned a lot from you, and know that all your efforts do not go in vain. You’ve been an integral part in my shopping process for the 4 years since I started reading your blog. Haha! Seriously, thank you, thank you so much! Keep it up! 🙂

Congrats! I check your blog, literally, everyday =p (obssessed w/ makeup much?) and alot of my purchases are made only after reading your thorough and helpful reviews! Thanks for 6 awesome years and hope this blog sees many many many more!

We nearly have the same birthday 🙂 Happy birthday to Temptalia and thank you so much for all your hard work. I always check the site before I purchase anything – I’d be lost without it (Long time lurker)<3

Big congratulations and hugs to you (and Shaun and Mellan)! Those are some tremendous stats, and they reflect your determination to give readers what they want. You’ve done a fantastic job!

Wow, congratulations! Lots of great events to celebrate. ^_^

Temptalia was one of the first sources I looked into when I was a makeup newbie. I’m still learning, but I’ve learned a lot thanks to Temptalia.

Thanks, Christine!! ^^

☺ Happy 6th Anniversary, Christine! ☺
You do the most most amazing job of giving people honest feedback and reviews and incredible pictures. We all appreciate the enormous amount of work that you put into this blog! Your blog is always a starting point for me when I’m curious about a product and your tutorials are fantastic! Thank you so much for all you do! ❤

Congratulations Christine!! It’s so wonderful to see that hard work does pay off in the end, as I tell my children every day. Thank you for what you do every day to help all of us with our purchases. I have learned so much and am truly grateful.

Happy anniversary Christine and many, many more! Your website influences many of my decisions on whether or not I buy something, you’re my go to girl, my cosmeticpedia. Thank you for all the time and energy (and $) you put into it. Hope you and the tech guy have a long happy life together!

Thank YOU Christine! I check your blog daily and your reviews have been SO helpful!!! Your videos are also super helpful!!!! You have no idea how much time you saved me and I always end up loving the products you post with an A or B! Wish you the best<3

Curious, which brands do most of the F’s/A’s belong to? You should do a poll/contest and make people guess first and second place in each..!

My guesses:

Best: Guerlain/Chanel

Worst: Nars/MAC

Wow, six years ! Congratulations !
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your (and shaun’s!) work at creating what I think is the most informative beauty website out there ! I always recommend it to people every time I’m in Sephora or another beauty store and they are trying to decide on buying something !
I feel like it’s not just a place for reviews but one where there is a community of beauty lovers coming together. You have introduced me to so many fantastic beauty blogs like Dustin Hunter, theNotice, Phyrra, musingsofamuse, Mostly Sunny, project swatch, and BellaChique just to name a few. And I’m sure all of them have been inspired by you in some way.
I hope for another six great years !

Happy Annivesary! Thanks for all the hard work and dedication you put into this site, your hard work and passion is the reason we all keep coming back 🙂 To many more years to come and greater successes to you and Shaun!

That’s an average of 5.9 high quality posts per day for six years! So impressive, Christine. Congratulations.

And 30,000 visits per day! Did visitation build slowly or did Temptalia take off like a rocket the first year?

Hi Disa!

It was a slow build 🙂 It looks like a mountain – in the beginning, I think we had around ~200ish a day. But it was really just a gradual climb and has continued to be so 🙂

Congratulations!!! I can see and appreciate all the hard work and all the love you have put into this website! It is the site that I check everyday when I start my computer!

Congratulations !!! Thank you for helping us!