Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 339

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 22, 2014

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 22, 2014

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. If you could dye your hair any color for exactly one month and then instantly go back to your current hair color without any damage/time spent growing it out, what color would you choose?
    Hmm… I’ve always LOVED the idea of pastel pink hair, but I haven’t realistically thought I could pull it off, since pale colors tend to make me look tired.

    But I’d still probably go with something bright and striking that you could see from a mile away.

    Maybe a lapis lazuli blue, or a bright pink like MAC’s Impassioned Lipstick.

  2. How do you like your pancakes? — plain, or with gobs of butter, fruit on top, syrup and/or other toppings?
    I like mine with bananas mixed into the batter, a tiny pat of butter on top, and lots of (room temperature) maple syrup.

    Yup, room temp. Me no likey cold syrup.

  3. A Bath & Body Works scent that always triggers fond memories for you?
    I was all about Country Apple back in the day (the ’90s), and whenever I’d be over at my friend Jen’s house, I’d steal a spritz of Juniper Breeze.
  4. I’m so over ____________.
    Super sharp and defined, sculpted brows. I still like the look on other people…but I’m totally over it on myself.

    It just takes too long, and I can’t be bothered with using six different products to fill in my brows.

    I’ll take a Tom Ford Brow Pencil any day.

  5. Do you have any weird rituals/habits you do when you’re in your car (or someone else’s)?
    I’m sure I have a few, but I can only think of one right now.

    Whenever I’m a passenger in someone’s car, and this is assuming I’m comfortable with the driver and haven’t just met them two seconds ago, I usually take off my shoes, because I just don’t see any point in wearing shoes unless you absolutely have to (they oppress the feet). :)

    But if I’m the one driving, of course, I keep my shoes on.

    Oh, boy… My dad used to give these long (and somewhat odd, now that I think about it) lectures about the perils about driving barefoot.

Le List

Your turn. :) Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!


1. If you could dye your hair any color for exactly one month and then instantly go back to your current hair color without any damage/time spent growing it out, what color would you choose?
2. How do you like your pancakes? — plain, or with gobs of butter, fruit on top, syrup and/or other toppings?
3. A Bath & Body Works scent that always triggers fond memories for you?
4. I’m so over _________.
5. Do you have any weird rituals/habits you do when you’re in your car (or someone else’s)?

The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that Karl Lagerfeld and I could be BFFs, as is “Best Frenemies Forever,” haha!

We’d be bound by our common love of beauty and our high maintenance diva cats…but we’d never be able to make it through afternoon tea without wanting to kill each other.

Your Karl quote for the week:

“Music gives color to the air of the moment.”

– Karl Lagerfeld

In related news, here are the songs currently coloring my air. I’m making a list of music for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, and these are some recent additions…


Dreaming by Smallpools


Agora by Bear Hands

Eek! I’m off to a late start today.

Blast you, Monday! You will not get the better of me. This, I swear. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 314

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Sundays with Tabs

Oh, sweet relief. Finally, a weekend to myself — except for Greg, my favorite petsitter. He lets me have all the gravy I can handle…and I can handle a lot of gravy.

My assistants are out of town visiting kin up north, so I spent a relaxing weekend lounging, watching birds and consuming large quantities of food.

I needed this…

The humans will be home soon, so I’m just trying to enjoy these last few hours with Greg and his magical hands (he gives the best deep-tissue kitty massages).

Out of curiosity, have you read the new issue of Vogue Cat? Did you happen to notice the dashing superkitty model on page 23? Yup, ’tis I. Just one of my many recent kitty modeling jobs. Here are pics of the others.

Enjoy.

I’m sure you will. :)

XOXO,

Tabs

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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Enter this week's $50 Sephora giveaway

Rise and shine, morning glory. It’s the crack of dawn!

El Hub and I sneaked away for a couple days up to Redding to visit family, so greetings from Redding! — the second sunniest city in the United States, and the home of the Sundial Bridge.

Tabs is holding down the fort back at MBB headquarters and (of course) ordering his petsitter around.

In other news, coffee. Have you had yours yet today? We’re here at my in-laws house, and I’m the only one awake (it’s only 7 a.m.), so I’m wondering…do I want to make the coffee myself, or should I wait for someone else?

Hmm…

Yes, these are the decisions of great importance that I make on a daily basis, LOL! :)

Have a great day today, my friend, whatever you’re doing, and good luck in the giveaway. Talk to you soon.

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Deep Matte Red Milani Lipstick in Enchanted Ruby

Published in: Daily Beauty

Milani Lipstick in Enchanted Ruby

There’s something kind of vintage ’40s glam about Milani’s new deep matte red limited edition Enchanted Ruby Lipstick in ($6.49). I sure love how the matte finish looks in pics! If your lip sitch isn’t as dry as mine, you’ll probably be able to pull this off, no problem, but I find the texture a tad powdery and dry for me by itself…so I usually end up popping a gloss on top.

Enraptured by Enchanted Ruby? You can find it (and its enchanting cousin Enchanted Topaz) casting spells now at CVS and Walgreens stores.

Milani Lipstick in Enchanted Ruby

Milani Lipstick in Enchanted Ruby

How Kohl! It’s Topshop Kohl Pencil in Sable

Published in: Daily Photo

Topshop Kohl Pencil in Sable

Because sometimes you just need a soft, smokey brown kohl to wear on your lash and water lines, you know? — one that isn’t too red or gray and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Kohl Pencil in Sable by Topshop is just $8! It’s a kohl, so it’s not that long lasting. I do have to reapply every 4-5 hours or so, but it’s gloriously smooth and smudgy.

It’s available now online and at Topshop and Nordstrom stores.

Topshop Kohl Pencil in Sable

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