Topic: Just For Fun

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 441

Published in: Just For Fun

We’re gonna start a family game night, and because our family includes Tabs, we got a kitty-themed card game. It’s great! It’s called Rat-A-Tat-Cat, and it’s only $8.75 at Amazon.

So far the only real players are me and El Hub, because Tabs is more into coveting the cards than playing with them. Plus, I know that he counts cards… You can’t trust him. He’s famous for cheating and will do anything to win.

And Connor is still too young, although she does enjoy holding and waving the cards around.

The game is a lot of fun (it gets excellent reviews too) and a great deal for the price, but I have to admit that it’s a tad more complicated than I expected. But I guess if 6-year-olds are supposed to be able to figure it out, I should too, right?

I hope.

Honestly, though, I’m terrible at card games.

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Saturday Surfing: March 18, 2017

Published in: Just For Fun, Makeup

Good morning, glory! ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw two signs of spring yesterday. First, my neighbor’s freesia started blooming. ๐ŸŒผ

Every year I tell myself, “Self, remember to plant freesia in time to have them for spring,” and every year I forget.

Gosh, they smell so good. I wish there was a way to send scratch and sniff to you through the computer, because there’s nothing in the world like fresh freesia.

The second sign was the state of my favorite tree in the neighborhood (everyone should have a favorite tree). It’s a cherry blossom tree, and it’s just on the cusp of full-on blooming. It’ll be covered in white flowers within a week.

Unfortunately, my allergies will probably also be a hot mess starting very soon, but I don’t care. Spring is here! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜Š

Right now I’m off to the salon to get my root situation worked out, but before I go, here are some things that caught my eye this week…

And a few videos


The science behind face oils


Brows 101 with Rae (I’ve met her in real life, and she’s a doll!)


A flawless-at-40 makeup tutorial by Jordan Liberty, one of my favorite artists on YouTube

Enjoy the rest of your day, my sweet. Have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Print Game Strong

Published in: Just For Fun

To the marvelous mastermind who thought up this print of plentiful pineapples with neon pink tops…HOW DID YOU GET IN MY MIND?!

There are so many cute printed cosmetic bags at Target right now! If ya don’t know, now ya know.

The pretty pineapple print, by the way, also comes in a makeup organizing tray.

So cute, right?! I came this close to picking it up, but it’s fabric, and I think it might be hard to clean, and I’ll probably need to clean it if I store makeup in it.

I dunno… I still might go back and get it if I’m still lusting after it in a few days. Maybe I can use it to store perfume.

Anywho! Like I was saying, lots of cute prints, and for a second there I thought I was kickin’ it at Kate Spade, like with these zebra print bags. I can totally picture these on a Kate Spade makeup bag or tote.

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Deep Thoughts/Braid Talk: Do You Have a Hard Time Braiding Your Hair When You’re Looking in a Mirror?

Published in: Just For Fun

Messy reverse french braid

All about that braid life!

Uh…I’ve been doing a lot of braids lately because I’m growing my bangs out, and they’re driving me bananas, and for the life of me I cannot braid my hair while looking at myself in the mirror.

Is that just a me thing? Is anyone else having this issue??

Like, sometimes I’ll be sitting there NOT looking in the mirror, and I’ll bust out all sorts of cray-cray braids that don’t turn out half bad, but the minute I try to do it looking in the mirror (like if I go into the bathroom and braid my hair in there), I get lopsided, uneven braids.

What’s up with that?

Shouldn’t it be easier if you can see yourself in the mirror? Am I just a weirdo? Does this happen to you too?

Deep thoughts today, LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

SO GOOD! The Tom Ford 2017 Summer Soleil Cream and Powder Eye Colors in Young Adonis and Sun Worship

Published in: Just For Fun, Product Reviews, Tom Ford Beauty

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Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Sun Worship (left) and Young Adonis (right), $62 each

Will life go on if you pass on these outrageously expensive stackable Tom Ford potted shadow duos (OMG! They’re $62!)?

Of course it will. You’ll survive… To paraphrase Celine Dion, life will go on. Your heart will continue to beat, your lungs will continue to function, but on a makeup level? Honestly, I don’t know. I can’t say for sure.

You’ll live, but chances are good that your eye makeup won’t be as sassy or sparkly as it would be if had one of Tom’s new Cream and Powder Eye Colors in your life.

Girl, I’m freaking out over these! ๐Ÿ˜

Tom did something similar back in 2015. They combine a cream shadow and a glitter into a stackable duo, to which I have to say, YES.

There are four of them in the 2017 Summer Soleil Collection, and here are pics of two of the four in Young Adonis and Sun Worship. I’ve seen the other two, which are called Naked Bronze and Golden Peach, in previous TF summer collections. I have an older version of them, and I love ’em, but I haven’t seen the new ones in person yet.

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Wearing Young Adonis on my lids

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