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Best-Smelling Scented Makeup or Beauty Product (Not Including Actual Perfumes)?

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Guerlain’s bronzers and my basset hound-like sense of smell get along swimmingly. I am seriously addicted to their scent! — which is weird, because when I think of scented products, I don’t usually think of bronzers being high up on the list.

But I dunno… For me these are. The smile-inducing scent is a little powdery, with a dash of jasmine and tiare flower/gardenia. It reminds me of very good things, like hugs from my mom, Hawaiian tradewinds and a botanical garden at night.

The scent doesn’t really linger on my face, but I always catch a good whiff of it when I open the compact, and then again when I apply the powder.

How about you, sweets? In your olfactory estimation, what’s the best-smelling scented makeup or beauty product (not including actual perfumes)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Emmys 2014: Pre-Show Prep and Live-Blog

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Welcome to the Emmys!

Tabs is red carpet ready, always.

Hi! I’m here at the Emmys in Los Angeles, trying to take as many pics as I can (because, seriously, when am I ever gonna do this again?). If I can get away with it without getting my butt kicked out, I’ll update this post (and Instagram) during and after the telecast, so refresh this page every once in a while. I’ll put the newest stuff at the top.
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Makeup I Brought With Me to the Emmys

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I figure that it’s better to be over-prepared than underprepared…hence the three blushes and eight million brown eyeshadows in this pic.

Emmys hair and makeup

Emmys hair and makeup

How I stored it all…

Emmys hair and makeup

I swear, at least half the mass of my suitcase is due to makeup, LOL!

In other news…

My trip here to LA and the Emmys show tonight (I’ll try to keep posting through the show, but mostly on Instagram because it’s easier to sneak using my phone) was sponsored by Dove. They invited a group of beauty and fashion bloggers and other media representatives.

First, a lovely breakfast this morning, where I learned about Dove’s new line o’ body washes (launching today, and you can get a free sample, BTW) and saw these adorable little omelets shaped like doves…

When the doves scramble...

The new body washes build into a nice, sudsy lather. They’re also very moisturizing, which I thoroughly appreciated last night during my own personal #oneshowerchallenge…which is also a new Dove social media campaign. (Can you get softer, smoother skin after just one shower? Dove says you can with their new body washes.)

Take the Dove One Shower Challenge

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 335

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for August 25, 2014

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

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 seven 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. Fishtail or French braid?
    If someone else is doing it for me…then fishtail (because I don’t have the patience to do it myself). :) But if I have to do the braiding myself, I’ll choose the French braid, and I’ll do it right before bed. That way, when I get up the next morning, I have nice waves!
  2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    Nope, I went to public school and never had a dress code. I dressed however I wanted to during the week, which was usually like a crazy person, haha!

    Ah, to be young and fashionably fearless again… Good times.

    Wait — now that I think about it, I did have to wear a uniform for band events, and those were never fun at all (the uniforms, not the events). The outfits were usually heavy, hot and itchy, and everything was worse when there were hats involved, because this was back in the hair bear bangs era.

    Heaven forbid your band geek bucket hat messed up the vertical pouf sticking out of your forehead.

  3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    I think it was around early July…

    I haven’t been to nearly enough of them this summer. :(

  4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    Um…barefoot?

    But seriously, I would rather go barefoot if these are my two choices.

    If I were forced to pick one, I guess I’d go with Tevas. I suppose.

  5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    I’m outgoing and easy to get along with (at least that’s what I like to believe, haha!). Really, though, I usually get along with most people in different situations.

    As far as bad-@ssery, that’s not as impressive as being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it has come in handy many times.

Le List

Your turn. :) Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!


1. Fishtail or French braid?
2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. I hope you have a bad-@ss week.

P.P.S. So, I know that the @ symbol in the term “bad-@ss” is pretty unnecessary…but I can’t help myself. I like it. :)

Countdown to the Emmys Monday Night! Greetings From Los Angeles

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Going to bed early tonight to rest up for the Emmys tomorrow, which means shower and then sleep. So…question for you! Are you usually a shower at night person or a shower in the morning person?

I usually shower at night. Usually.

I just took a shower with @dove‘s Deep Moisture Body Wash and now my alligator skin smells good and feels super soft. I’m seriously thinking about wearing these jammies on the red carpet tomorrow.

G’night! #teamstretchypants #oneshowerchallenge #dove #bbloggers

Los Angeles for the Emmys with Dove!

Hello, Los Angeles! The countdown to the Emmys with @dove is on. :)

Even Tabs loves Pinkberry

Oh, did I mention that Tabs came along with me? Yeah, he’s here in the hotel (in the presidential suite, of course). We had Pinkberry earlier at the airport, and tomorrow he wants to try live blogging…

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