Archive - October 2012

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 215

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs for the Hourglass Mister Spritzer Age-Defying Fur Spray

Just as most viewers, myself included, were beginning to feel like the show had already jumped the cat/shark, Project Catwalk totally redeemed itself with a tour de force Season 3 premiere.

OMG! Did you watch last night?? So much drama! So much cat politicking! So much fierce tail flicking and cat attitude. One thing should be clear by now — this season, the contestants showed up to werk!

In Season 1, it was obvious to most feline and human viewers that Snowball was the cat to beat. She dominated from the very first challenge, winning six of the nine catwalk competitions. Honestly, was anyone really surprised when judge Tabs called her “the best damn plus-size kitty cat-walker since, well, me”? I mean, it was pretty obvious.

In Season 2, however, the maturity level just wasn’t there. All 10 kitten contestants were simply too young and hyper to compete, and none of them could concentrate for more than a few seconds.

But this season, at least four of the contestant cats appear to have what it takes to go all the way to Feline Fashion Week. The Russian Blue, the twin Siamese kitties and the Ragdoll all have professional-caliber catwalk confidence and poise.

At this point, it’s really anyone’s competition…

So the question remains, who will win this season of Project Catwalk? I for one can’t wait to find out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tabs for the Laura Mercier Lap of Luxury Collection

Tabs for MAC Read Between the Lions
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If You Like Long-Wearing Eye Makeup…

Published in: Daily Beauty

Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Set

…then you might like the new Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Set ($30).

I swatched some of these pencils last summer, and I’ve liked ’em ever since. Super pigmented and creamy, and once they set, they don’t budge.

My fave shade from this holiday kit is the purple. I wore it in the Crazy Cat Lady look the other day… So fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Set

Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof Set


Shall We…

Published in: Daily Photo

…split dessert? Please say yes!

It’s an apple crisp with vanilla ice cream from Rose’s Cafe in San Francisco. I went there for brunch today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, if you go for weekend brunch, order the soft scrambled eggs with spinach and prosciutto. I’m not a big prosciutto fan, so I ended up subbing it for smoked salmon. SO GOOD!

Hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. What’ve you been up to?

Two Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is AG! Congratulations, AG! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway

Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

The Novato, California, Sephora store illuminated by the brand new Canon Wonderland WL-600 Flash…

I’ve been testing Canon’s brand new camera flash this week, the Wonderland WL-600, and wow! — it’s even better than I expected. I took it to the Sephora store down the street and fired off a couple of shots. That’s one of ’em up there at the top…

Pretty neat, huh? That’s the amazing stuff we’re missing when we just look with our normal eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, happy Saturday! I just hopped off the treadmill after a slightly grueling run, and now I’m just cooling down for a few minutes before I clean up.

How’s it going today? Big storm out there off the East Coast… I hope it decides to take a hard right today and heads out to sea.

Wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to this weekend, have a good one, okay? You deserve a break.

Before you jet, take a moment to enter this weekend’s $50 Sephora eGift card giveaway. It only takes a comment at the bottom of this post (and a tweet for a second chance to win).

Good luck!

What folks are saying…

“Hi Karen. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe I won! :O Thank you so much! You, Tabs, and your blog are amazing! Thank you for keeping me updated on all things beauty and more importantly, for keeping me entertained! Keep doing your thing! Thank you again.”

“Thanks so much, Karen. Just in case you were wondering what I got with it, I decided to go with the Clarisonic Mia–I’ve been wanting it for years now, but have never purchased it because of the price. Your eCard helped me finally buy it! I look forward to using it. Thanks again!”

“Shut the front door! OMG Karen, you have made my day. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sick in bed with the flu and this has just cheered me up immensely!!!!!!!! BTW, I’m the one that sent you that pic of my pug in a wig a few weeks back LOL! Thanks again, honestly, I’m beyond giddy right now.”

“Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Karen (and Tabs, of course)! I really appreciate this! I’d been eyeing the Anastasia brow pencil in Strawburn to match my red hair!”
-Chelsea (and Jiji the kitten and Quincy the bunny)

“Never before have I been so pleased to check my email right before bed!!! Thank you so, so much! I truly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily! Thanks again! This made my night!”
-Melissa, Edmond, OK

“Hi Karen. Thank you so much, I’m so excited, I’ve never won anything before. My name is Hana … I just turned 25 (today is my birthday!) Yay! Thank you.”

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, do you believe in magic? Are you good at Trivial Pursuit? What’s your favorite shampoo? How do you feel about body glitter/shimmer? Are you a gamer? How often do you line your lips? Favorite winter moisturizer? What’s the most touching book you’ve ever read? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $50 eGift Card from Sephora!

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Sephora eGift Certificates can only be redeemed online and are not valid in stores or available for purchase or redemption in Canada. International winners may opt to substitute the Sephora eGift card prize for $50 sent directly to their email address by PayPal instead.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is AG! Congratulations, AG! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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