Topic: Just For Fun

Who Makes the Best Jeans?

Published in: Just For Fun

who makes best jeans

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,



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,


Does Anybody Out There Actually Wait All 24 Days to Open Those Makeup Advent Calendars?

Published in: Clarins, Just For Fun

clarins beauty delights advent calendar goodies

The Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar ($125, available now)

I never had an actual advent calendar when I was growing up, but I’ve had a few of the makeup-oriented ones as an adult, and I have to say…I’ve never followed the instructions and used them in the advent calendar way.

Like with this cute one from Clarins, starting today, on the 1st of December, you’re “supposed” to open one (just one) of the little windows every day through the 24th, so that you get a different beauty treat each day until Christmas.

Clarins Beauty Delights Advent Calendar

Please note how I’m carrying it like a baby…

So, that’s the way it’s “supposed” (airquotes) to work with an advent calendar, but I’ve never used them that way because I always open them in one fell swoop! I want all the goodies, and I want ’em now! With cute things like this, I don’t have any self-control.

clarins beauty delights advent calendar goodies

No self-control whatsoever…

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 451

Published in: Just For Fun


So..what is the Monday Poll?

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past NINE (!) years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine. 🙂

1. Best pie?

Well, pecan, obviously, with strawberry a close second.

I don’t know… I just really like pecan pie.

2. How do you feel about cruises?

I’ve never been on one, but I’ve heard they’re fun. I’ve watched one too many Lifetime movies about pirates, though, so I don’t know. And I might get freaked out being on the same vessel for such a long time. The claustrophobic part of me starts running through scenarios, so there would have to be a few stops along the way.

3. If your milkshake could bring all the boys to the yard, what flavor would it be?

Oreo. It would have to be Oreo.

4. Ugly cry or bitchy resting face?

Ugly cry, because I need to emote.

5. Would you rather walk around all day without your pants on or without your shirt on (you have to pick one)?

I would go with pants…mostly for practical reasons.

I mean, either way I’d be completely mortified, but my legs don’t get as cold as my upper torso does, so as long as I had a really warm sweater or a jacket on top, I think I’d be OK with my @ss and lady goods hanging out.

Two holidays down!

OK, these questions are extra cray-cray this week, but there are only so many times you can ask someone about their favorite Thanksgiving dish (but seriously, what was yours?). 🙂

Two mega holidays crossed off the list, babe! I hope you managed to avoid any family drama last week and got your fill of good food.

What’s going on this week? Do you have any projects lined up? Anything exciting? Whatever you’re doing, remember, you can handle it, and nobody can mess with you. To quote MC Hammer, “You can’t touch this.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Here are the questions to copy and paste…

1. Best pie?
2. How do you feel about cruises?
3. If your milkshake could bring all the boys to the yard, what flavor would it be?
4. Ugly cry or bitchy resting face?
5. Would you rather walk around all day without your pants on or without your shirt on (you have to pick one)?

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 425

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs


Sometimes it’s hard to tell if Tabs is really enjoying himself…or if he’s just being a cat and doing cat things.

Like on this last Thanksgiving, with my parents and El Hub’s parents and my brother here, we had a pretty full house, and Tabs was always in the mix, walking from person to person for pets and hanging out, but there were times when the convo got loud that he also seemed a little tense..but he still wouldn’t leave the room.

I dunno… It’s just hard to tell sometimes if he really likes something, or if he just can’t leave the room because it’s action, and he can’t help but be where the action is.

Did that make sense? I’m not sure if it made any sense, but I think it might’ve if you have a cat. Sometimes it’s like they can’t not be wherever the action is, ya know? — even if it appears to drive them crazy. Like they can’t help themselves.



I hope Tabs had a nice Thanksgiving this year. I think he did. He did get tons of lurvies from everyone, even though he couldn’t understand why the folks with bad allergies wouldn’t let him sit on their lap, and he devoured his few pieces of roasted turkey.

I think my tabby is grateful for a lot. I know that he loves going for walks on the hill, sitting on my lap while I work, spending quiet time with me, and he loves his custom built Tabby Command Center.



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