Easter Noms, Crazy Hair

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Home fries, fruit and a veggie scramble

Seriously. I have been eating all day long!

First, a yummy Easter brunch with my in-laws at Hilltop 1892.

I had the veggie egg scramble with asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, with home fries and fruit on the side…

Why, yes, I will have a mimosa!

Then, with my tum sufficiently primed, it was off to the East Bay to have Easter Lunch at my parents’ house.

So. Much. Food.

Lumpia, which is a kind of Filipino (vegetarian in this case) egg roll

Vietnamese spring rolls…

Tofu, shrimp and veggie noodles

Crazy hair!

Observe the crazy hair…

It’s El Hub’s fault.

Sort of.

See, whenever we have somewhere to be by a specific time, El Hub, knowing that I often run a few minutes late getting ready, says that we have to leave the house about 15 minutes before when we actually have to leave…to compensate for me running late.

Only thing is, he made the mistake recently of actually telling me that he does this. So, now when he says, “Sweetie, we have to be out of the house by 9:45,” I automatically give myself 15 extra minutes to get ready, haha!

Except that this morning he didn’t do that, and when he said that we had to leave the house by 9:45, and I secretly thought the real time was 10, it wasn’t. It really was 9:45, so when 9:45 rolled around and he said, “OK, babe, it’s 9:45. We have to go,” I was like, “Ummmm… I thought I had 15 more minutes?”

So, yeah. I had to rush through my hair and makeup this morning.

Hence the crazy hair.

To make a short story long, LOL!

Everything worked out fine, though. It was a great day. I hope yours was too. :)

30 Days of NARS: Super Orgasm Lip Gloss, Day 11

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NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

Nicely done, NARS. Bravo.

I really like this new incarnation of Super Orgasm Lip Gloss. It seems much more pigmented to me than the O.G. version, so yay/yea to that!

This one’s number 11 of the 30 shades in the recently revamped NARS Lip Gloss line (available now).

NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss Swatch

NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss Swatch

NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

The 30 Days of NARS series features a different NARS Lip Gloss every day

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 292

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It's the Easter Tabby!

Happy Easter, my friend. :)

I’ve always liked Easter because it’s spring and there’s this sense of renewal, and the world has come alive again. And I like that it’s a day of family, and you gather together to spend time with each other and share a meal or two.

Tabs likes Easter, too. He even commissioned this fancy desktop wallpaper, which you can put on all of your computers and gadgets — you know, to celebrate his awesomeness and his side job working as an Easter bunny (except in his case he hides makeup instead of painted eggs).

Do you have any plans for brunch or anything? El Hub and I are going to brunch with his parents and then driving out to the East Bay to spend some time with my folks. I’m looking forward to doing LOTS of eating.

Have a great day today, whatever you’re up to.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Who is Tabs the Cat?
About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

The Easter Tabby hides makeup treats for all the good boys and girls


The Easter Tabby hides makeup treats for all the good boys and girls


The Easter Tabby hides makeup treats for all the good boys and girls



Saturday Sightseeing in San Francisco’s Chinatown

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Welcome to Chinatown!

My in-laws are visiting us this weekend and wanted to visit Chinatown, so we all drove across the bridge into the city, parked at Union Square and walked down Grant Street, which is the main street in Chinatown.

When we got hungry, I Yelped a place called Hong Kong Clay Pot Restaurant (OMG, the walnut prawns… To die for! I also inhaled an entire plate of their Chinese broccoli with garlic.), which was really, really good and affordable.

From there we walked back to Union Square, which is a few city blocks away. I thought it might be fun to take my mother-in-law to the MAC Pro Store at 45 Powell Street and treat her to a lipstick.

She ended up falling in love with the new Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Fearless, a sheer, soft pink.

Of course, I couldn’t leave empty-handed, so I picked up Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish, a pinkish beige that works great with pink and peach lip colors. :)

This way to Chinatown!

Grant Street in San Francisco

Lanterns everywhere!

A view of the Transamerica Pyramid, one of the iconic buildings in the SF skyline

I love the color and designs on these bracelets. Wouldn’t they make a great lipstick?

30 Days of NARS: Striptease Lip Gloss, Day 10

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NARS Striptease Lip Gloss

Striptease, baby!

I use NARS Striptease ($26), a classic milky, peachy nude gloss, more as a layering lipgloss, because on bare lips, like I’m wearing in these pics, it likes to shimmy down into my lip lines…

Still pretty, though, and I love that subtle glitter. :)

It’s available now with the rest of the recently revamped and reformulated NARS Lip Gloss line.

NARS Striptease Lip Gloss Swatch

NARS Striptease Lip Gloss Lip Swatch

NARS Striptease Lip Gloss

The 30 Days of NARS series features a different NARS Lip Gloss every day

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