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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 316

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Tabs loves Purina Pro Plan cat food

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Tabs loves Purina Pro Plan cat food

I know you’ve been waiting on pins and needles to read the second part of Tabs’ hit graphic novel, Legacy. I know I have, because even I don’t have access to the drafts. Everything is kept under wraps, and very few cats or people get to see the work in progress.

Anyway, I’ve been busy trying to soothe Tabs all weekend long, hand-feeding him his favorite Purina Pro Plan Cat food (Focus) and preparing gravy on demand, because he’s been in extra diva mode. Gone Girl, that move starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, just came out, and it’s a bit of a sore subject.

You didn’t hear it from me; you read it in US Cat Weekly or someplace else, but when they were casting for the movie, there was a role for a cat. Ben Affleck’s character’s cat, and Tabs was up for it.

He auditioned and auditioned and auditioned, and he actually made it to the end. It was down to him and an orange tabby named Klaus, who’s quickly climbing the kitty modeling/acting ranks, but eventually Klaus won the role because, according to the director, “He had the right silhouette.”

Oh, well… You know what they say: when one cat door closes, another one opens. :)

The fact that Tabs didn’t get the role actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it gave him more time to work on his graphic novel.

And here it is! — Legacy. Part one followed by part two.
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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card

When the first words you say to someone in the morning are, “I think I want a Siberian Forest Cat,” it’s hard not to laugh! :)

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. Guess who didn’t watch Gone Girl last night. (Did you go? Was it good?)

The timing just didn’t work out… I wanted to go to bed early instead to power up for my 10-mile run today, but then I went and got insomnia and barely slept at all last night. I just lay awake in bed looking at cat pics on my phone…

Gotta love it when things work out, haha. I’m going to need a little more coffee than usual today…

In other news, it’s giveaway time!!! Siberian Forest Cat wishes you good luck.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Have a great day, babe. :)

What Scent Are You Wearing?

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Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum

Byredo Parfums Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum ($220 for a 3.3-oz. spray bottle), available now at Neiman Marcus

Despite El Niño’s chilly whispers far earlier in the year than usual, the weather turned warmer again last week, which is pretty normal for the Bay Area in October.

Love, if you plan a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, this is the BEST time to visit. Late September/early October. We get fewer foggy days in the city, and most of the summer tourists have gone, so there’s less traffic and the crowds are smaller.

With this little heatwave we’ve been having (it’s supposed to hit 91 today!), it’s been too hot for really creamy, warm or musky scents for me, so today I’m all about Byredo Parfums Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum ($220 for a 3.3-oz. spray bottle, available now at Neiman Marcus).

I recommend it all the time to friends who really don’t like heavy, cloying scents. I love it for weekends and jeans/t-shirt days.

Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum

It starts with crisp bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper berry notes, then opens into a refreshing, light mix of incense (not too strong), pine needles and orris, and dries down to amber, vanilla and sandalwood.

That name, too — Gypsy Water — like, let’s all call in sick today and just go to Hawaii, yay!

Speaking of that, here’s the other scent I’m also wearing…

LOL! I had to get Hawaii up in my scent mix today. Ain’t no shame in that game. Secret Hawaii Citrus Breeze Antiperspirant/Deodorant ($4.99). :)

How about you? What scent are you wearing?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




Answer This: What’s a Commonly Debunked Beauty Myth That You Swear Actually Works?

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I know that you’re not “technically” supposed to curl your lashes after you apply your mascara, and that almost everyone pooh-poohs the idea…but I do it all the time. :) And I swear that it totally works! You just have to be exceedingly careful.

I do it because my lashes are like tiny twigs, straight and thin, and they struggle to hold a curl when I use a lash curler, especially when I couple that with a heavy-duty mascara formula, or one that just doesn’t have firm hold.

When I do curl after mascara, a few things help…

Like making sure that my lashes are completely dry before I use the curler. That way the lashes don’t stick as much to the clamping surface.

I also — and I know this sounds silly but I’m just gonna say it anyway — give El Hub or anyone within my immediate vicinity a heads-up, like, “I’m curling my lashes now, so please don’t make any sudden movements.”

It’s just that with the pranksters in my family, you never know when someone’s going to jump out from behind a corner and go “Blaaa!”

It happens a lot, and I’d rather sound a little kooky than accidentally rip out my lashes while I’m curling them…and that is a bigger risk when you curl them after applying mascara.

I’m also just very, very careful. I don’t press down too hard on the clamp, and I use easy, gentle pressure to avoid breaking lashes or pulling them out. I’m talking extra, super-duper careful.

I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone or say, “Oh, yeah, totally! This is the best way!” but it’s just what I do, and for me it works.

A commonly debunked beauty myth/product that you swear actually works?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Dastardly Dilemmas: You Can Only Have One Face Product (A Specific Blush, Bronzer, Foundation, Tinted Moisturizer, BB Cream, Etc.) for the Rest of Your Life. What Is It?

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Oh, the humanity!

I don’t know what sinister force keeps making me come up with these cruel, twisted beauty scenarios, but I’m sorry. :)

For my answer, I want to say MAC Face & Body, because I’ve used it for years, I love the dewy finish, and I can trust that it won’t give me breakouts or scoot and slide around once it’s on, but…

This is so twisted!

As much as it would pain me to forsake foundation (and it WOULD pain me), I am non-functional and Halloween costume-caliber frightening if I don’t have at least a hint of color on my face, so I’m going to go with the NARS Orgasm/Laguna Duo

With a bit of bronzer and a dash of blush, Karen is a happy cookie.

Dastardly dilemmas: You can only have one face product (a specific blush, bronzer, foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, etc.) for the rest of your life. What is it?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy hump day!

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