Just For Fun – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Sat, 27 May 2017 03:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg Just For Fun – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 The Lust List, Vol. 10: Stuff I Kinda Want http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/lust-list-vol-10-stuff-kinda-want/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/lust-list-vol-10-stuff-kinda-want/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213197 The Lust List, Vol. 10: Stuff I Kinda Want

I told myself that if I run three times this week, I can reward myself with something from today’s Lust List…

Never have I been so motivated to lace up my sneakers.

See, that’s the secret to working out — straight-up bribery! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s some of the stuff I’m currently lusting after…

  1. Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36) — These potted cream shadows are like Pokemon in that you gotta catch ’em all! I have a few of these, and I love them, so, of course, the next logical step would be to hoard the browns.

    This one is 806 Terre Brulee, and it looks like Bambi’s coat.

    I have dreams of owning every single color in the line.

  2. Senita Athletics Swift Shorts in Black ($24, but currently on sale for $19) โ€” Thank you, Abbey, for the heads up about this indie workout wear shop for women. These shorts are similar to the Athleta ones from last week’s list but more affordable. They’ve got a hidden compression layer underneath the actual shorts, so the person behind you in class won’t see your booty cheeks hanging out when you’re doing squats.

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 450 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/tabs-2/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-450/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/tabs-2/sundays-tabs-cat-makeup-beauty-blog-mascot-vol-450/#comments Sun, 21 May 2017 22:59:52 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213152 Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 450

Costco has amazing prices on citrus trees right now. They’re $18.99 each! Tabs went early this morning before the crowds and came back with three dwarf mandarins, which he then ordered El Hub to deploy in the company front entry area, a.k.a the front yard.

He supervised, of course.

From the shade.

I’m so excited about those mandarin trees! Now I just have to be patient for, oh, a few years. LOL!

My neighbor also went to Costco recently, and she came back with some gorgeous flowers.

So Tabs spent the better part of the day gardening, or rather supervising the gardening, which involved a lot of lounging, slow blinking and yawning.

But you can’t really expect the talent to get his paws dirty. That would be ridiculous! Tabs has way more important things to worry about, like looking fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Saturday Surfing: May 20th, 2017 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-may-20th-2017/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/saturday-surfing-may-20th-2017/#comments Sat, 20 May 2017 16:46:16 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213133 Saturday Surfing: May 20th, 2017

Good morning, sweet girl! It’s nice to see you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you could stop by this morning. I hope you’re on your way to do something fun.

Oh, my gosh, speaking of that, it just dawned on me that it’ll be June in like 5 seconds! — and I don’t really have plans yet for fun summer activities, other than a trip we’re taking to Hawaii next month, which I am extremely, ridiculously, out of my mind excited about.

But I mean other things, too, because I don’t know if going to Sephora and Ulta count as fun summer activities.

Well, actually, of course they do. ๐Ÿ™‚

But seriously, Connor’s bigger now, so I’m looking for other summery things to do, like I’ve heard that the Oakland Zoo and Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay are supposed to be fun for the kiddos.

Anyway, I’m working on that this weekend, I also have to do, you know, boring prerequisite life stuff, like paying bills, vacuuming, maybe planting some tomatoes on the deck garden, cleaning the dish rack because it gets ugly hard water stains, going grocery shopping because we’re out of chips.

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Is There a Graceful Way to Go Gray? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/graceful-way-go-gray/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/hair/graceful-way-go-gray/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 21:00:33 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213037 Is There a Graceful Way to Go Gray?

I’ve been dyeing my hair for what feels like forever. I think the last time I rocked my natural color from roots to ends, gosh… It must’ve been when I was in my 20s. Maybe? It’s been a really long time.

I’m currently two weeks out from a hair coloring appointment with my friend Alis, who lives and works in Las Vegas but visits here to California every couple of months and takes some appointments (I usually go every six to eight weeks).

Girl, I love going to the salon. It’s like a getaway experience for me. For two hours, I tune out, read trashy magazines and just get to be pampered for that short block of time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ah…

But even though it’s a fun thing for me, little by little, it’s starting to feel less like a treat, and more like hair handcuffs, because now whenever I go, it’s like, “Ugh, gotta cover up these grays!” My hair is getting to the point where my roots are very obvious while they’re growing out.

I’m seriously considering letting my hair go to its natural raw state, but I just don’t know if there’s an elegant way to make the jump to gray, especially with dark hair.

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How to Not Lose Your Damn Mind When Youโ€™re Shopping for Beauty Products http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/not-lose-damn-mind-youre-shopping-beauty-products/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/just-for-fun/not-lose-damn-mind-youre-shopping-beauty-products/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 03:00:54 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=213033 How to Not Lose Your Damn Mind When Youโ€™re Shopping for Beauty Products

When I’m at Sephora and one of the sales associates walks up to me with an empty basket, I turn into the emoji with the crossed hands, like, NO!

Literally. So. Me.

Those baskets are my downfall, man. I can go into a Sephora with one specific item in mind, but if someone hands me a basket while I’m there, it’s suddenly, “Oh, shampoo! I definitely need a new one, and here’s an eyeliner I’ve been wanting to try, and what a pretty glitter shadow! Yup, I need that too. Now, hmm… What did I come here again for??” Seriously, those baskets are a free-for-all, and I’m throwing stuff in there like there’s no tomorrow.

So, I live and die by this beauty shopping rule: I can only go up to the cash register with whatever I can hold in my hands.

It sounds so #basic, but it’s surprisingly effective! If you, too, are prone to walking into a Sephora (or a Target or Ulta or really anyplace with shopping baskets) and going into a fugue state while beauty shopping, limit yourself to whatever you can hold in your hands. It’ll basically save you from yourself.

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