Archive - July 2010

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, July 5

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs working on his fitness

  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty good, although I’m having a hard time focusing this morning… I think I’m still in holiday mode.

  3. What’s the weather like out your way?
  4. Oddly overcast but warm. It must be some kind of morning mist/fog.

  5. Please take a moment to write yourself a little love love note:
  6. Your creativity is a gift; cherish and nurture it.

  7. Your favorite purse?
  8. These days it’s been my slouchy dark brown leather bag from Fossil. I like how soft and comfy it feels (like a jacket that’s been broken in) and that it has plenty of pockets.

  9. Flip-flops: yay or nay?
  10. YAY! — for bumming around the house or for running errands; nay for wearing to work. Oh, and nay for wearing when you have to do a lot of walking.

  11. What’s one of the best experiences you’ve had lately?
  12. On Saturday I went swimming for the first time this summer! If I could, I’d spend time every day in a (warm) body of water… Sometimes I feel like a mermaid trapped on dry land.

  13. What’s your favorite facial feature?
  14. I really do love the color of my eyes; at a glance they look like standard dark brown, but if you look really closely, you can see a navy blue ring around the edge of each iris.

  15. Favorite summer reading?
  16. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.

  17. Outfit:
  18. My favorite J Brand jeans and a Honolua yellow and brown floral print shirt.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Run every single day this week, and cook at least three healthy meals. 🙂

What up, ladies? Did you see any fireworks last night? I can’t believe it, but I spaced out and actually forgot about fireworks last night. After getting home from watching Eclipse, I just chilled on the couch with a magazine and passed out early. Yep, I know… My life literally OVERFLOWS with excitement and intrigue.

What are you up to today? Are you at work or taking the day off? Let me know how you’re doing by filling out the Monday Poll. It’s super easy. Just copy the list below, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

1. Mood:
2. What’s the weather like out your way?
3. Please take a moment to write yourself a love note:
4. Your favorite purse?
5. Flip-flops: yay or nay?
6. What’s one of the best experiences you’ve had lately?
7. What’s your favorite facial feature?
8. Favorite summer reading?
9. Outfit:
10. Weekly goals:

Let’s make this first week of July a great one, yah? Talk to you soon!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 94

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Makeup and Beauty Blog horoscope: July
Disclaimer: Tabs is NOT a certified astrologer…but he does read Susan Miller, a lot.

July 2010

Aries (March 21- April 19)
July could be hectic for you, Aries, but don’t despair. A full moon over the weekend of July 24-25 will bring with it an opportunity to socialize and have fun. Do something special for yourself beforehand, like going shopping, or getting your hair or nails done, and be open for anything.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
July heralds romantic possibilities for you, Taurus. With Venus in your house of love, be ready for chemistry with someone stable, reliable and ambitious. Rock your best come hither hair and makeup between July 10 and August 5.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
If you’ve been saving up for something, Gemini, consider buying it now or waiting for fall. Mercury enters retrograde between August 20 and September 12, so you might want to schedule any large purchases of appliances, furniture or electronics (this includes T3 hairdryers and the Clarisonic brush) around those dates.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Happy birthday, sweetie! Expect some good financial news around the full moon (July 25), plus or minus four days. This might be a great time to treat yourself to something luxurious. Might I suggest Chanel?

Leo (July 23-August 22)
If you’re thinking about making a dramatic change to your hair, lovely Leo, consider doing it over the next few days (from now through July 9). Venus, patron of love and good looks, is on your side! 🙂

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
A big project is coming to a close, Virgo, and you’ll be busy leading up to the full moon on July 25. Stock up on your beauty basics — the products you love to use for minimal makeup looks. Feeling cute while you’re busy will help you through the month.

Libra (September 23-October 22)
The full moon on July 25 means love love is in the air around you, Libra. Bust out your most kissable lipgloss, schedule a date with a crush, or hit the club with your girls. Wherever you go and whatever you do, love interests are sure to notice!

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Set aside your favorite travel beauty goodies, Scorpio, because July 11 is the date of an eclipse! It brings with it TWO ideal times to travel this month — the first on July 11 and the other on July 26. Both days should be great times to start an adventure!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Mars and Mercury want to help you make strides in your career, Sagittarius. The two will be in perfect positions on July 26. You may interview for a new position or a promotion, so update your resume, dust off your interview suit, and bust out your favorite work-friendly lipstick!

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
All work and no play makes Capricorn a dull girl. 🙂 You’ve been working hard lately, and it’s time to take a break. Mars moves through the house of long distance travel at the end of this month. July 28 would be a great time to start a trip, and if you decide to head someplace warm, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Mark July 23 on your calendar, sweet Aquarius. The Sun and Uranus will be in perfect harmony, so it could be a gold star day filled with welcome surprises — you may do well on a presentation, get a job opportunity or be asked on a first date. To look your best all day long, bump up the wear time of your makeup with a good primer.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)
You’re physically strong this month, Pisces, so bust out your favorite gym clothes (or invest in some cute new workout wear), and fill your makeup bag with sweat-proof products. Saturn’s due to exit Virgo on July 21. With it comes a time to make great strides in the fitness department.

May the stars be with you,

P.S. Speaking of eclipses, have you seen the new Twilight movie? Tabs and I went this afternoon. He thinks the wolf pack needs a new wardrobe (those jeans shorts are sooo not happenin’).


Clear Your Mind in the Open Thread

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Open Thread
Swimming at Lake Berryessa

You worked your tail off this week, and now it’s time to recharge your batteries. Make yourself a snack or grab something cool to drink, and let your mind wander like a feather in the wind with this week’s open thread. 🙂

Same deal as always: We meet in the comments, and you can reach out to me or anyone else, ask specific questions, offer advice, discuss beauty tips, or just talk about whatever’s on your mind.
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