An Ode to MAC Hush | MAC Cream Colour Base

Published in: MAC Makeup, Video

Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy Caturday!! Here’s a quick video about one of my favorite MAC products, MAC Hush.

I’m actually about to put it on right now because I have to hop on a Skype call. And yes, I’m in my pajamas.

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I’m excited because I think we’re gonna get our tree this afternoon, yaaay! 🙂

Talk to you soon.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Simple Glam: A Smoky Taupe and Pink Daytime Look With the Laura Geller Holiday Train Case Collection

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Laura Geller

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The Laura Geller Holiday Train Case Collection ($99, available now from QVC) has colors that I gravitate toward naturally — browns, taupes, pinks and golds.

Friday is always a good day for glam, even if it’s just low-key glam, because why not, right? You made it through the rest of the week, and you never know what can happen on a Friday night.

If I were actually going to go somewhere and do something exciting tonight, I’d hope it would be someplace fun with a casual dress code that allows dried baby food stains, LOL!

You guys, I don’t know how this became the new normal for me, but I swear, I find at least one spot of baby food on my clothes every single day, and sometimes I have NO IDEA how it got there. Sometimes it’s food that I don’t even remember Connor eating! — but I’m at the point now where I don’t even care anymore. It’s just what I do now. I wear clothing with dried baby food on it.

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Yes, I have some veggie mash on my blouse

*sigh* I’m sure I’ll miss these days when Connor is a teenager and mumbles two words to me under her breath when she comes home from school, then goes up to her room and slams the door…

Anyway, I used the $99 Laura Geller Holiday Train Case Collection from QVC.com for this smoky taupe look. It’s a pretty cool set, especially if you’re all about that glow.

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The Laura Geller Holiday Train Case Collection

It comes with a brown and taupe shimmery eyeshadow duo, a golden peach highlighter, a pink blush, a pale face powder (the shade, Porcelain, is way too light for me, so I didn’t use it for this look), a champagne pearl liquid face primer, a creamy pink lipstick, a black thickening mascara and two double-sided brushes for $99 at QVC.

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Who Makes the Best Jeans?

Published in: Just For Fun

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I’m asking you this for selfish reasons, clearly, because I need to buy some new jeans.

I have a couple pairs that I really like now, but they’re starting to fall apart, so I’m looking for at least one replacement.

I LOVE my jeans from Loft. I like that they have them in different lengths, so you can get them in regular, petite and sometimes longer sizes, and they have a good amount of stretch, which is nice, so you know that if you have a little extra popcorn at the movies that day, you can STILL breathe.

They don’t stretch out so much, though, that the butt area is sagging by the end of the day.

And they aren’t too expensive (around $69 a pair), especially if you can get them on sale (they’re 40% off right meow!). They also have all kinds of different washes and styles, and the styles they usually have are, like, a little bit trendy, but not so super duper trendy that they’ll be out of style in a year or two.

So I like my Loft jeans, but I’m open to suggestions! If you happen to have a great pair of jeans, please let me know. My closet and I need the help.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. TGIF!

:)

The NARS Unfiltered I and Unfiltered II Cheek Palettes

Published in: Face, Makeup, NARS, Palettes, Video

Surprise! No Orgasm.

[awkward pause]

Um…why is it that everything I say lately sounds unintentionally dirty? I don’t know. 🙂

These two new NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes are coming soon to the Sephora website on December 6th and then to narscosmetics.com and Sephora stores on December 15th, and they. Are. Gorgeous!

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The NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette on the left and the Unfiltered II Cheek Palette on the right ($59 each)

Each one has five new limited edition blush colors and one repromote.

That bright red, though!!? You might recognize it. That’s Exhibit A in the Unfiltered I palette, and the other repromote is Hot Sand in Unfiltered II.

I’m so impressed with these palettes! The blushes are NARS soft, NARS smooth and NARS pigmented. This right here, girlfriend? This is the brand at its best.

And, yeah, no Orgasm.

Unfiltered I (new LE shades marked with an *)

  • *WATCH ME: Opalescent gold (sheen)
  • *ME FIRST: Apricot (sheen)
  • *TAKEOVER: Copper rose (sheen)
  • *OUT THERE: Deep russet (matte)
  • *CHIC: Rich raspberry (matte)
  • EXHIBIT A: Red (matte)

Unfiltered II

  • *CONQUEST: Pastel peach (matte)
  • *UNDEFEATED: Pale pink (shimmer)
  • *POWER PLAY: Vivid pink (matte)
  • HOT SAND: Peach champagne (sheen)
  • *FAME: Pink amber (sheen)
  • *CANDID: Mauve raspberry (shimmer)
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Closeup of NARS Unfiltered I, starting with the top row from the left: Watch Me, Me First, Takeover; bottom row: Out There, Chic, Exhibit A

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Closeup of NARS Unfiltered II, starting with the top row from the left: Conquest, Undefeated, Power Play; bottom row: Hot Sand, Fame, Candid

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5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

OMG, it’s December 1st! Christmas is, like, basically here. I am so not ready for it.

On the plus side, though, TJ’s snacks, amirite? 🙂

Here are some things I’m currently loving at the moment. What have you been loving lately, my dear?

  1. Trader Joe’s seasonal noms
  2. Serving trays at Marshalls
  3. MAC Brow Sculpt Brown Pencil
  4. MAC Mariah Carey Lash 05
  5. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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