Housekeeping & Minor Updates (May 2017)


Discord | Our chatroom

Discord — Let’s Chat!

First, I started a Discord for Temptalia, which is a real-time chatroom for readers to get to know each other, talk beauty, ask questions, and interact with the community (I’m there, too!). If you’ve used Skype chat before, you’ll easily get the hang of Discord, if you haven’t tried it before! You can chat using Discord through your web browser, as a desktop application (that you install), and/or on your mobile phone–it’s totally free.  (We’re not being paid to use, mention, or promote Discord.)

It’s a tool that is more popular in the gaming niche, but I thought it might be a great way to interact more closely with each other and work just as well in beauty! Learn more about Discord or download the app here. You can join Temptalia’s Discord here  It’s been great getting a chance to interact with readers already, so I hope to see you there!

Swatch Gallery

We have revamped “By Formula” to be “By Product.” The search is much more free-for-all, so you can find a swatch for a single product (like MAC Ruby Woo), all swatches from a formula (like MAC Lipstick), or swatches for a single palette (like Anastasia Modern Renaissance).

Expanded User Profiles


Save your foundation shades to your profile!

If you’re a registered user (and if you’re not, join our community!), we have extended the information you can save to your profile in three ways (all optional). You can update your information by going to your user menu and selecting “profile.”

  • Social media: in addition to linking to your blog and YouTube channel, you can also add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr channels
  • Save your foundations: add your shade matches directly on your profile, where they get saved (and pre-loaded into the Matrix, though you can always remove/change them on the fly)
  • Save your favorite brands: add your favorite brands to your profile — we hope to offer future customization/personalization of your experience, so knowing the brands you’re most interested in helps us a lot!


How your Foundation Matrix will look after you save shades!

Looks Revamp


Find a Look!

We’ve improved the overall look (ha, ha) and feel of the Community landing page by introducing Find a Look, which lets you search for looks by tags, color, type, and time. We also added thumbnails to product lists in looks (so you’ll see the product’s photo if we have it).

Looks are now able to be featured on the actual blog, as I heard from some readers that they missed my looks or did not know where to find them, so I’ll be sharing more of mine that way but will also feature members’ looks from time to time!

Search


Improved search results (when searching from the navigation)

This has been updated for a couple of months but never formally announced! When you do a search on the blog, we updated the way search results display. Now, you can select a specific shade from the search result for a product, view swatches, and get dupes. You can also limit your search to blog posts or products (or keep it searching through everything).

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This was already the best, most hi-tech beauty blog before, but now it is still all of the above, plus the most innovative, interactive one in existence! Thank you for all that you and Team Temptalia do!

This is one of the reasons why no one else on the internet can even come close to the efficacy of the Temptalia site and Christine’s reviews–thank you for being such a reliable resource while still always looking for ways to improve.

How you manage to find ways to upgrade what is already an amazing site is beyond me. I see hours of exploration and play in front of me. Thanks for all you do.

All the right moves. I wanted a FB private group or something else to interact, but as a marketer, I think it’s best to keep it off the FB platform. Awesome!

I know that’s what YouTubers/bloggers use to interact, and I considered but ultimately did not particularly want to build on FB. I liked the idea of this a lot and have enjoyed the interface so far – I feel like Discord is built exactly with this purpose in mind, so they are less likely to make radical changes like FB might!

Linda, I’ve spent a bit of time at the Discord site this afternoon and it is delightfully addictive (that’s my concern – I’ll spend ages there talking about makeup and skin care and not get a single other thing accomplished during the day). I hope people keep their same handles over there so I can “recognize” them. I don’t use an avatar or personal photo but I’ve kept my same name.

These are all great, especially the chat room! I have noticed lately the little popup on the side asking me to update my profile. Thanks for always staying ahead of… well, everything!

We wanted to try to let existing users know that we changed some things since not everyone will see this one blog post, lol!

lol! My husband is working on it (we’re all new to Discord) and figuring out how to keep Mellanator always online still!

Thank you for all the hard work you put into the site for your community! <3

(I submitted an email about a glitch with the foundation choices for my profile, but everything else in the profile update worked perfectly!)

Christine, you and Shaun are absolutely amazing! All the time you are making it better and smarter for us, your followers and readers of your blog.
A big thank you to you and Shaun. You guys deserve a holiday…..

I’m so excited over the chat! One of the many reasons I love this site is the community feeling and reading everyone’s comments. I see hours of great conversation on makeup and skin care in my future. As soon as I’m home where there’s wifi (73 year old mom has zero use for the internet, LOL) and good cellular coverage I’ll download the app.

Thanks Christine!

:oO please can you tell me where you found the massive palettes that hold your MAC eye shadows in the picture above?! I just can’t find them big enough!

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