OMG! Bed, Bath & Beyond Goes Major Makeup

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So, I dragged El Hub out with me on this rainy Saturday to our local Bed Bath & Beyond store. We needed a new slipcover for the couch because Tabs has been shedding all over the place, eek!


We were just about ready to leave the store when I turned a corner and there, before my starstruck eyes, was a sight of such profound beauty that I almost dropped the shower caddy and slipcover I was cradling in my arms. What I saw was the biggest makeup and beauty department I’ve seen outside a MAC or Sephora in quite some time.

I couldn’t remember ever seeing cosmetics in a Bed, Bath & Beyond before, so I stopped the store manager to ask. He said the company has been rolling them out in some of their bigger stores nationwide.

You have GOT to check your nearest store ’cause the selection blew me away — huge brands like L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon and Cover Girl. There were also random smaller brands which I’d never seen before, like these Ooh La La ($0.99 each) and Stripe Rite nail polishes ($2.99).

I saw some eye makeup removers that were new to me, too, like Klorane. I ended up leaving with a pack of Comodynes makeup remover towelettes.

I’m going back when I have more time to explore (and when I don’t have El Hub in tow). 🙂

Halloween Pet Parade

Here’s are a couple pics from last night’s Halloween pet parade. So cute! Tabs wasn’t in the mood to trick or treat, so he stayed home, which was probably a good thing because the parade was totes TEAM CANINE!

How ’bout this dinosaur dog costume?

After the parade, we went to dinner (decided against Cheesecake Factory). I had Southern Indian for the first time. I should have snapped pictures of the food but forgot.

We ordered a dosa, a huge, two-foot long rolled-up pancake-thing with potatoes and onions inside. Totally delish… Oh, and affordable, too. If you’re ever in Marin County and like spicy food, definitely check it out!

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday so far. It’s still raining cats and dogs out here. I think we’re gonna rent a movie and order a pizza. What are you up to?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Indian Girl says:

    I love Dosa ! Of course I’m Indian 🙂
    The doggies look super cute !! I once saw this pet parade at a mall …and couldn’t stop aww -ing at all those cute little and mighty big dogs all dressed tip top

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  2. Marisol says:

    omg! I had no idea they sold make-up at BB&B. I may just have to drag my mom and my sister there tomorrow. We are thinking of going to the Larkspur theater to see the new Angelina Jolie movie. I can definitely see us stopping there after the movie.

    I am loving this rain. The creek by my mom’s house is filling up. 🙂 We are just hanging out watching movies and ordered out some italian goodies.

    Marisol´s last blog post..TILT 10.30.08

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    I keep thinking about that dosa… I’m craving it big time! 🙂 I love Indian food, so I’m really glad to have found this restaurant.

    The dogs at the parade were so cute! I wish Tabs would let me dress him up and parade him around.

    What did you do for Halloween?

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Fun! Where do you guys order Italian food from?

    I’ve seen the trailers for the new Angelina movie. Let me know if it’s good… and if you get anything good at BB&B! 🙂

  5. Tekoa says:

    *boggles at the nail polish*

  6. Brittany says:

    Ok, so I’m definitely going to have to hit up Bed, Bath, and Beyond sometime. Who knew they had that much makeup!?

    The Ooh la la shade on the left is really pretty. I wonder how well they work?

  7. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. What a huge cosmetics section! I would love to spend an afternoon exploring. The dogs look so cute in their cosmetics. My first try at the cat eyes makeup with my retro outfit was fun yesterday! It wasn’t fantastic at all but I got compliments. Thanks for your suggestion. 🙂 I will practise more!

  8. Katee says:

    WOW I had NO IDEA that BBB had makeup. And LOOK at all of that nail polish!! I am the biggest polish addict ever and can’t believe I didn’t know that. Guess were I am going tomorrow?!

    Katee´s last blog post..Only 9 more days left on the benefit Louis Vuitton giveaway!

  9. Shiny says:

    Dosa is one of my all time favorite foods, although I was born in south India so I’m biased. You should try idli’s with sambar next time you go, also delicious. 🙂

  10. Dao says:

    Girl, I thought to go to BB&B this weekend because it is near the House of Old Navy and there’s a sale going on there. Now I have a reason to move my butt to that direction tomorrow. Those are tiny fluffy dogs, so cute! Did you get Tabs a costume?

    Dao´s last blog post..Funny Friday: The Kitty Edition

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    Right? So random! I’m kinda lusting after that yellow Stripe Rite polish!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    It was totally random. The manager said that they’ll be rolling them out in the next few years so hopefully your nearby one will have it!

    I have never used Oh La La, so I can’t comment on its sturdiness… this of course, gives me an excuse to go back to get it, LOL. There were a lot of colors and I couldn’t decide with El Hub bugging me to get out of there!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    You’re welcome! I was wondering what look you’d decide to go with. Did you pair it with a frosty, pale lip? I bet you looked really cute and totally retro. 🙂

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    I know! They had a lot of random nail products and polish removers, too. I hope your nearby BBB store has this section.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Shiny,

    Okay, I just checked the menu and saw that they do have idli there, so I’m will order that when I go there next. LOL, I’m totally craving dosa now so it looks like I’m going to be there soon. Can you recommend any other yummy dishes I should try? I’ll pretty much eat anything!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Nice! I hope you get some good deals at Old Navy. I didn’t end up getting Tabs a costume. When he went MIA last weekend I was too heartbroken to look for one because I wasn’t sure if he was going to come come.

  17. yadiq says:

    hello from the carribbean !!

    Today is my last island hop from my vacation
    I was feigning Internet service on this cruise ship for about 4 days LOL

    I was at st Thomas yesterday and let me tell you shopping duty free kicks butt

    I scored all sorts of fab deals on Chanel and mac holiday

    I mean Chanel exceptionel for 16 bucks had me elated and macs
    Holiday was 30% cheaper than in the states I went on a binge LOL

    I will be back in by tomorrow I am staying in puerto RICO at a hotel tonight gonna do some sight seeing in my native land missed alot of posts so I have to catch up!!!

  18. rysch says:

    Hi Karen, I thought you knew about Bed Bath & Beyond!
    Not all stores have cosmetics aisle, only the bigger ones. But their price is cheap!! About the same price as Walmart, so way way cheaper than Ulta and CVS! And I always use the coupons for 20% off one item they’re sending by mail… most people in my apartment complex will throw the coupons out so I ended up picking them from the mailroom trash can, no kidding 😀

  19. bisbee says:

    I haven’t seen this in my local BB&B, but I’ll be on the lookout! I almost forgot about the coupons – wow, I hope we get this near me!

    Karen, I see you picked up the Comodynes – one of my daily necessities!

  20. Katee says:

    OK I am ready to go shopping now only I have to wait an extra hour today because of the time change!

    Katee´s last blog post..e-polishblog on the Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer Blog!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Yay! Glad to hear you are having fun and that you snagged some good Chanel and MAc deals! Vacation + haul = heaven.

    Have fun in Puerto Rico… eat some mofongo for me!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Rysch,

    I haven’t been to the store in a while and ours only recently got their cosmetics section. Good call on saving those 20% off coupons! Shoot, that’s like throwing away free money!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Bisbee,

    I used it last night while I sat on the couch and watched TV! I got the makeup remover for sensitive skin. Those wipes are *huge*!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    LOL, I hope your store has it! Have fun shopping. 🙂

  25. Chris says:

    To find out with Bed Bath stores have the large cosmetics section check out their website , store locator section. It says “expanded beauty” next to store. Cool stuff.

  26. Shefali says:

    Love dosa!! I’m Indian and it’s a treat I love to have on Sundays. Total comfort food. I’m craving it now…

    Damn Gina! I have to see if my BB&B has a cosmetics section. Haven’t been there in a while.

  27. Toma says:

    WHAT??!?!?! HELP ME JESUS! There’s a BBB right down the street from me and I just got a $10 off $30 coupon in the mail!! I know where I’ll be on payday. Thank you!!

    Toma´s last blog post..Let the Sales Begin!

  28. Rachel says:

    this is seriously my favorite beauty blog by far. i wish my BB&B had a beauty aisle, but i don’t think it’s a big enough store. lucky you!!

  29. Marisol says:

    Hi Karen-

    We ordered the food from Grazie which is a cute restaurant in downtown Novato.

    I think we are seeing the movie this afternoon so I will let you know how I like it.

    Hope you are having a good Sunday.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Rainy days in the Bay Area

  30. Mariah says:

    OH MY DOG! Seriously, I am SOOOO jealous over the nail polish selection! Apparently you have to search on their site to see if any of your local stores have “HBC”, a Health and Beauty Care department. None near me do. WAHHH!!!

    Mariah´s last blog post..YAY! BIRTHDAY!

  31. Fresh says:

    OMG this is incredible! I have to stop by there now!

    Fresh´s last blog post..Oil Demand has Dropped 10%: DUH!!!!

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for this bit of info!

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    Last night I actually looked at the menu at the restaurant for a good 20 minutes and planned what I would eat there when I went back! For sure I’m going to order dosa, though.

    I know, me too, that’s why I was so surprised to turn the corner and see all that stuff!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Toma,

    You’re welcome! Hope you find some good stuff!

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Awww, thank you! 🙂 What a nice thing to say. Well, when I go back I will take you with me in spirit. We can attack that nail polish aisle together.

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I’ve never been to Grazie, so thanks for the rec! I have yet to find an Italian place up here that I totally love so I’m always looking.

    So far I’ve just been chilling at home… I’ve been feeling like a hermit lately. Maybe it’s the weather. 🙂

    Hope you had fun at the movies!

  37. Karen says:

    Hi Mariah,

    Oh, that’s a bummer! I’m already excited about the thought of those Stripe Rite polishes, LOL.

  38. Karen says:

    Hi Fresh,

    Yup… it is. Good luck, I hope your store rolled out the beauty aisle!

  39. Rowena says:

    DAMN! There’s no where like that in the UK. Sob sob sob

    Rowena´s last blog post..End of Beauty Tool Week

  40. Tammy says:

    It’s technically a store within a store…the beauty store’s name is Harmon’s..we have a ton of them here..they’re about the size of a CVS/Walgreens but they just have makeup and beauty related’s awesome. =)

    Tammy´s last blog post..LOTD-Purple People Eater

  41. Miss B says:

    Wow-I had no idea B&B started carrying makeup. Awesome post!! Thank you:-)

    Miss B´s last blog post..Fashion Trend: Sequins

  42. kia says:

    my BB&B looks this big i think. it’s the city girls walmart, when i can’t get out to the suburbs to enjoy (even more) low cost drugstore makeup.. with a great selection!

    kia´s last blog post..Yummy411: Tagged 6 Random Facts

  43. kathy says:

    oh yes! my dad works for bed bath and beyond, and he told me that the stores were going to start carrying cosmetics. I’m actually going today, since I get a 60% discount hehe!

    FUNNY STORY: I was vacationing in Chicago a little while back, and I was in a bed bath and beyond. I asked the saleswoman where the cosmetics department was, and she looked at me like i was crazy and said “Do you think you’re in target?” I laughed on the spot!

  44. Antoinette says:

    I would love to explore the cosmetics section with my sister over the weekend. What a huge cosmetics section they are having. Just gone crazy for the cosmetics.

    Antoinette´s last blog post..Seven diet myths that are holding you back from reaching your weight loss goals

  45. ashley says:

    just though i’d let you know the stripe rites are sold at sallys for nail art. i love them and have like 10 :]

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