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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 359

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Tabs isn’t just about brawn and beauty. He’s brainy, too. Like, did you know that he has a degree in women’s studies from UC Davis, and that this fall he’s pursuing his PhD in peace and conflict studies at UC Berkeley?

I guess that probably doesn’t surprise you. I mean, why would it? After all, Tabs is a cat who gets sh*t done.

With the new school year right around the corner, we’ve been preparing things here at Tabs the Cat Industries, LLC for his scholarly schedule. He’ll still be doing kitty modeling, of course, but school will be his priority. I’ve been tasked with researching back-to-school cat-themed supplies, and here are 17 of them. :)

1. 2016 Weekly Planner Graphic Cats Engagement Calendar ($9.95)


If you liked it then you should’ve put a cat on it! This weekly calendar will keep you organized while showing the world your penchant for all of teh kittehs.

2. Hello Kitty Pouch: B&W Check Collection ($15.50)


Store your pencils, pens and emergency cat treats in this chic black pencil pouch…

3. Assorted Curious Cats Pencils with Toppers ($18.75)


Why settle for just one cat pencil with a topper when you can have a variety?

4. Cat With Cherry Pink Backpack ($13.99)


—-> Quite possibly the cutest backpack EVAR. If they made cat-sized versions, Tabs would totally rock this, no doubt.

5. Hello Kitty Trapper Keeper Binder ($10.99)


Store your assignments in this stylish Trapper Keeper to protect them from homework-eating canines.

6. Cute Cat Insulated Lunch Tote ($19.99)


Lunch, otherwise known as “my feline employer’s favorite subject.”
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What a day! I had an interesting, exciting one yesterday. That’s why I wasn’t around much. Tabs had to hold down the fort at MBB headquarters because I was in the city shooting five (!) videos for a makeup project later this year, and I’d never done anything quite that official before, with a producer and a director and props and big studio lights.


That’s different than how I usually do my videos in my living room, haha. The only thing missing was Tabs all up in my grill. :) Hopefully it all works out, and I’m able to share the videos when they’re done.

I’m still a little tired from having to be on so much yesterday, so I don’t feel like pushing myself this weekend. My priority is taking it easy. I should do some housecleaning and run some errands, but that’s it. If El Hub says he wants to go kayaking down a raging river, I may have to decline.

I hope you had a good week, my friend. Please tell me someone did something nice for you. I always wish that.


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Would You Ever Let Your Significant Other Paint Your Toenails?

Published in: Just For Fun

BTW, those are the Franco Sarto Meggie Sandal in black ($69.95)

The shoes are the Franco Sarto Meggie Sandals in black ($69.95 at DSW)


No way.

There is absolutely no way that’s ever gonna happen.

I’ve seen this scene play out in movies before, where the dude paints his lady’s toenails, usually on a messy bed in a sun-dappled bedroom, and I guess it’s supposed to be all romantic and sh*t?

But I don’t see it going down like that with El Hub.

Don’t get me wrong — he’d try his hardest, bless his heart, but then he’d spill the nail polish all over the bed, or he’d turn the whole thing into a joke, and we’d be laughing the entire time, and I’d end up with toenails that look like they were painted by a five-year-old.

In other words, HELL NO.

How about you? Would you ever let your significant other paint your toenails?

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P.S. Happy hump day! :)


5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Published in: Clinique, Hourglass, Just For Fun, Makeup


1. Lime-flavored ANYTHING

Forget about lemons. Limes are where it’s at, man.

So sour… So good! I was into key lime pie a few weeks ago (haha, I know, I shift gears often), but now I’m all about lime candies and — OOH! — limeade!

It’s like lemonade but made with limes (obvs). There’s a place in town called Rustic Bakery that makes a GREAT limeade that’s nice and tart with a good bite to it, and sometimes I’ll get one there with lunch.

In fact, I’m drinking one right now. :)

Well…I was drinking one, but I just finished it! *slurp*

2. Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop


Current favorite blush right hurr. This pop is a real gem. It’s a $22 peachy brown nude in Clinique’s permanent line, and it buffs out beautifully on cheeks.

Lasts all day, too.

I guess I forgot about it for a while, but I recently re-discovered it while “shopping” in a drawer.

3. Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Vintage

Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Vintage

Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Vintage, $30

Another beauty I hadn’t worn in a hot minute, but I’m making up for that now!

Doesn’t this pinkish brown have kind of a ’90s vibe to it? (I wore it in yesterday’s winged liner tutorial). I love how this neutral/nude works with darker skin tones, especially (if you’re a lighter lass, check out Hourglass Grace).
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Would You Rather Do Lash Extensions or Brow Extensions (If You HAD to Choose One)?

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You’ve heard of lash extensions, right? Where they glue false lash fibers to the ends of your natural lashes to make them look longer and more lavishly luxuriant?

How about brow extensions?

Yes, girl! You knew it was coming eventually, but brow extensions are now officially a thing.

In the process, a brow technician glues teeny, tiny fibers (I read somewhere that some salons use natural hair) either on your existing brow hairs and/or the skin around them, and then BA-BING! BA-BAM! — you have fuller, fluffier, bangin’ brows that are presumably #onfleek, or something of the sort.

I would certainly hope that the “fleek” would be on, because brow extensions run between $150 to $200!

They’re a temporary thing, of course, usually lasting up to three weeks, but probably less if you exercise often (I guess the sweat breaks down the glue?).

If I HAD to choose one…I’d go with the brow extensions. Although I’ve been tempted by lash extensions before (oh, to wake up and have real lashes like a REAL girl!!), I’m very sensitive when it comes my eyes, and I just have a feeling that I’d notice them all the time or see them peeking out of the corner of my eye and would want to rip ’em out.

I don’t see that happening as much with the brow extensions, so that’s my choice.

Plus, I think it would be cool to not have to futz with my brows! Even if it’s just for a few weeks.

Would you rather do lash extensions or brow extensions (if you HAD to choose one)?

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