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A Mish-Mash Midnight Mani With the New FABY Italian Nail Couture Line

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Considering that I did this bizarro mish-mash of a manicure tired in a dark room late at night…it didn’t turn out half bad! :)

Even the darker shades, like the creamy black and burgundy, turned out pretty well, especially around the edges.

These are just a bunch of different shades from FABY, a cruelty-free Italian nail line now available in the U.S.

FABY Nail Polish

From the left, that’s Faby’s Red (a creamy red), A Perfect Day (a glittery rose gold), Hollywood Party (a creamy pink), Black is Black (a creamy black), Winter Garden (a shimmery dark teal), The Most Beautiful in the Realm (a shimmery red; and I love this name!), Metropolis (a creamy gray), Not Another Pink (a creamy, peachy pink), Pepper & Cloves (a shimmery burgundy) and Footprints on the Beach (a creamy tan; another great name).

There’s so much potential here. The full 400-bristle brush cuts a crisp edge around the nail, and the formula applies very smoothly. Reminds me of OPI.

The collection covers — get this — 175 shades (!), plus a complete nail care treatment line.

They’re available now for $18 each at high-end salons, boutiques and

OK…I just figured out that it would cost $3,150 for all 175 shades.

Wow. I actually think that’s more than my car is worth, LOL!

Everything Is Better in Hot Pink, and a Note About Awards Shows…

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Hot Pink Flowers

Like flowers…

These are currently growing in front of Blue Barn Marin, home of the greatest salad in the entire world (the tostada salad, if you get it with extra shrimp and avocado).

Hot Pink Flowers

Hot Pink Flowers

Hot Pink Flowers

I saw the flowers the other day, and they got me thinking about this Badgley Mischka dress, because I need something to wear to the Emmys…

Fluorescent Chiffon Gown by Badgley Mischka, via Rent the Runway

Wait — what?

Did she say Emmys..?

Yeah, she did. :)

Kind of random, but I’ll be there at the show in Los Angeles later this month (Very excited! You know I’m a huge TV fan.). Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict/cat aficionado is going to be in the audience at the Emmys.

Needless to say, I feel like I probably shouldn’t wear a cat t-shirt to this kind of thing, hence the dress, which I’m actually renting from Rent the Runway.

Now I’m trying to decide on the accessories, like, do I totally bling it out? It is an awards show, after all, but I’m afraid that too much sparkle will look too pageant-y, if you know what I mean.

What do you think? How should I handle the earrings/necklace/bracelet/tiara situation? The show is Monday night, August 25.

A Hole In One, and Some Sushi

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Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

Question for you: Who waits until they’re 39 years old to play miniature golf FOR THE FIRST TIME?

Answer: This girl (*points at self while doing the cabbage patch*).

Yes, friend. Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict played miniature golf for the very first time ever last weekend in Tahoe.


Wait for it…

She won.

BOOM! :)

Yup, miniature golf wasn’t a thing where I grew up (Union City, CA). We were more into roller skating. #datingmyself

Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

Apparently I missed a lot, though, because it was tons of fun! I thought for sure I’d be awful at it because it involves two of my least favorite things — fast-moving projectiles (if you hit the ball too hard), and sticks/clubs, also known as things my clumsy self could possibly harm others with.

But as it turned out, I’m actually OK at it.

I even got a hole in one! — which, according to Official Miniature Golf Expert El Hub, isn’t something that beginners do all the time.


Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

Lake Tahoe dinner date and miniature golf

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OMG! Kittens

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OMG! Kittens

Someone clearly had a lot of fun making this game

OMG! Kittens is the new Kitty Glitter.

So the first thing I did when I got to the casino tonight was look for an old friend of mine called Kitty Glitter, a penny slot machine with, like, kittens and fireworks and white ragdolls wearing tiaras.

It’s the pinnacle of cat lady casino game dreams. :)

But they didn’t have it.

What they did have was a game I’d never seen before called OMG! Kittens. And I played it. And I loved it (I won five whole dollars…but then I lost it all).

It features, among other cats, gray tabby babies, which remind me of a certain iron-fisted employer…

While you’re playing, the top screen shows videos of kittens chasing balls, stalking fish — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are also kittens in baskets, kittens rolling around in grass, sad-eyed kittens, kittens posing for portraits, and much, much more. It’s as if someone went into the mind of a cat lady and designed a casino game just for them.

It literally makes you say, “OMG! Kittens!”

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OMG! Kittens

The name says it all

OMG! Kittens

OMG! Kittens

OMG! Kittens

Tabs actually almost did this to a betta fish we used to have…

OMG! Kittens

Cute overload…

OMG! Kittens

I still have no idea how to play this, but I don’t care

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Tater the Tabby

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I made a new friend today! His name is Tater, he’s a tabby, and he lives about three houses down on my street.

We struck up a conversation on my walk. I approached him slowly and said “Well met, tabby!” in my high-pitched cat lady voice (the one normally reserved for Tabs), and he immediately flopped over and showed me his tum (the universal cat greeting).

I didn’t have any cat treats with me, but I’ll bring some along next time. Hopefully with some snack bribery, I’ll be able to seal the deal and secure his feline friendship.

He kind of looks like Tabs, doesn’t he? If Tabs was wearing Spanx?

I have a thing for tabby boys with green eyes. ;)

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