Tell Me About Your Cutest Clutch or Purse (And Link to a Picture If You Have One)

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Three years old and already accessorizing…

You know I love me some Kate Spade, but my girl didn’t make the clutch I like the most in my collection.

My cutest is a white satin clutch with a unicorn on it…

Yes, that’s right. A unicorn. :)

Paul & Joe Holiday 2012 unicorn clutch purse

It’s from the Paul & Joe 2012 holiday collection, but wait! — this gets better.

The unicorn has flowers woven into its flowing mane, and it looks a little morose, awww! :(

Sad unicorn may not hold the number one spot for much longer, though. If the Kate Spade Hello Tokyo Cat Clutch ever goes on sale, I’ll be all over that faster than you can say, “That baby ain’t Ryan’s!”

Tell me about your cutest clutch or purse (and link to a picture if you have one).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Um…I wish this was my cutest clutch!

Tabs for the Kate Spade Cat Cosmetics Clutch

Any Time of Year Is a Good Time to Play With These BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés

Published in: Daily Beauty

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés from the left in Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone, $27 each

Busy day! I’ve been working on a secret squirrel project for a while (I’m not quite ready to talk about it yet)…so I haven’t pulled my head out of the sand today except for a few times. On one of them I thought about cream blushes and how much I like them…

Have I mentioned these BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés?

They’ve been out for a while, but I don’t know if I’ve really talked about them much before. I think they’re great any time of year because they’re so quick and easy to apply.

The makeup minimalist in me greatly appreciates that, especially on the weekends, when she loves to pat and blend these with her fingers on the apples of her cheeks…

OK, no more referring to myself in the third person. I’m done for now. :)

You can find the BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés now at BECCA counters, Sephora stores and sephora.com. They’re $27 each.

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles swatches from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

Swatches from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

P.S. You having a good Monday so far?

Unforgettable, That’s What You Are, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac

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L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac

The L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac, $9.99

Mondays are for making plans, dreaming big and playing with purple eyeshadow. :)

This beauty is the Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac by L’Oreal, and it’s only $9.99. Available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and also online.

Man, I just love that name… Unforgettable Lilac.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in Unforgettable Lilac swatches

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 340

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 29, 2014

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 29, 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. Stay in or go out?
    Let’s go out! Take me somewhere I’ve never been before, and show me something I’ve never seen.
  2. A piece of makeup you can’t stop wearing?
    Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation.

    Oh! It’s the stuff of legend. Full coverage, feels lighter than Fred Astaire looks on his toes, smoothes out pores, and it’s more comfortable than a great pair of socks.

  3. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
    I wish I could say I’d do something eccentric or extravagant like hopping on the very first plane to Kauai with nothing but the clothes on my back, or going to an animal shelter and proclaiming, “I will take ALL of the kitties!” but things like that would have to wait until after I took care of some practical things first.

    Assuming I’d already signed the back of the ticket and hidden it away in a secure location, the first thing I’d do is find a good lawyer, then a good financial advisor — both of whom have extensive experience shepherding lottery winners.

    I guess I’m just boring and responsible that way…

  4. What posters and pics did you have on your walls growing up?
    Oh, man, I had so much random crap on my walls when I was a teen. I remember a HUGE New Kids on the Block poster; I think they were all sitting on a stoop and smiling up at the camera. It was hung right beneath a framed picture of five kittens, each a different color, that my mom embroidered by hand.

    But my pride and joy was a Nagel-esque picture of an ’80s lady with a single tear rolling down her cheek and a caption that read, “Memories…” My grandma got it for me from a poster store at the Newpark Mall for my sixteenth birthday.

    I wish I still had that thing…

    Oh, and I also had a movie poster for Casablanca hanging just above my desk.

  5. Do opposites attract?
    Sure, why not? Based on my dating experiences, though (mind you, I’m happily married now and have been with the same guy for 13 years), I think it’s easier on the relationship when you’re not constantly at odds with each other over hot-button topics like religion, politics, kids — that sort of thing.

Le List

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


1. Stay in or go out?
2. A piece of makeup you can’t stop wearing?
3. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
4. What posters and pics did you have on your walls growing up?
5. Do opposites attract?

Good Monday morning, my friend. :)

I always make my first cup of coffee extra large on Monday mornings…and then I treat myself to a few minutes of Karl.

Here is your Karl Lagerfeld quote for the week:

“Change is the healthiest way to survive.”

– Karl Lagerfeld

Word, Karl… Word. We may disagree on sweatpants, but we’re in tune on this.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 315

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Sundays with Tabs

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan #proplancatpartner. For information about my posting policy, please see my Disclaimer.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

Many kitty supermodels are so busy napping, eating and pouncing that they neglect their creative side.

This is why Tabs decided to start publishing his own series of graphic novels last year (“The Husky Tabby”). He didn’t care if other cats thought it was strange, or if any of the comics were bestsellers (even though “Turning Point” was), because he didn’t do it for anyone else. He did it to express his feline creativity.

Still, other cats noticed.

In July, the cat division at Marvel called and helped produce “Surely You Jest.”

What started as a creative outlet has since become a profitable side gig: feline graphic novels.

Fast forward to now… This fall, Tabs begins a completely new series, and today you get to read part 1. :)

Introducing “Legacy!”
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