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What Are Your Three Favorite Ways to Shop for Beauty Products (Choose Three)?

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Oh, hai!

Helloooooo, there. :) Greetings from Sniffles-ville!

I’m still kind of getting over that cold, but I desperately want to get out and do some beauty shopping… Maybe a really quick trip to Ulta or Sephora this afternoon, which reminds me — what are your three favorite ways to shop for beauty products?

What are your three favorite ways to shop for beauty products (choose three)?

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Hmm… My three are 1) freestanding stores, 2) big stores like Sephora and Ulta, and 3) drugstores.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 342

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have a sweet day macarons

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. Tacos or burritos?
    Tacos all the way, man! — particularly crispy tacos with all the fixin’s, om nom nom!
  2. What’s a project you’d like to start this week?
    I really need to start cleaning out my closet and pulling out my cold weather clothes.

    Yes, it really does get cold here! Yes, even in California. :) Well…cold for us. It’ll drop down into the low 30s sometimes.

    So I have to put away my summer clothes that I’m hoping — fingers crossed — to be able to wear again next summer after Baby Girl arrives, and dig out a bunch of sweaters and scarves from last winter. Oh, and I would to figure out what happens to all of my cold weather socks.

    It’s that darned sock monster, I guess…

  3. If you had your own Ferris Bueller-style day off, what would it be like?
    I’d sleep in, of course, then have breakfast in bed with banana pancakes (which I wouldn’t have to cook!). Then, a trip to The Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco, and after several hours of getting blissed out of my mind with back-to-back massages (all I want in life right now is for someone to rub my lower back…), Jon Snow from Game of Thrones would show up and read Sense and Sensibility to me in the spa’s Zen Room while I drifted to sleep for a nice, long nap…

    After my nap, I’d have chocolate cake, then get a text from El Hub saying that we won the lottery, yay! :) And then I’d go to Chanel and buy shoes for myself and purses for my mom and mom-in-law. LOL!

    Then I’d accidentally get swept up in a parade and end up on a float where I’d toss candy out to the crowd.

  4. What do you listen to while you’re getting ready?
    Most of the time, iTunes Radio, especially the classical, R&B and pop stations. But sometimes I’ll just open the windows for some fresh air and listen to the birds outside.
  5. What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you while you were home alone?
    Well, I wasn’t exactly alone, because my younger brother was also there, but one time back in high school when my parents had gone out for the evening, my brother and I were watching TV in the living room, and out of the corner of my eye I saw something move in the backyard through the window.

    It looked like a person crouching down and looking inside!

    Adrenaline shot through my body! I grabbed my brother and was halfway to the phone before I realized, whoops! — it wasn’t a prowler… It was a plastic bag stuck in a tree outside. :)

    I always feel silly when I remember that one, but I’m still amazed by how quickly the fight/flight response kicked in and how the adrenalin surged through me. Crazy stuff!

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

1. Tacos or burritos?
2. What’s a project you’d like to start this week?
3. If you had your own Ferris Bueller-style day off, what would it be like?
4. What do you listen to while you’re getting ready?
5. What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you while you were home alone?

Hi, my sweet friend. *waves hi from sniffleland* I’m happy to report that your tabby was indeed an excellent kitty nurse last weekend. He fussed over me and made sure I drank plenty of fluids to help me get over this cold. He also did a great job monitoring my naps.

I’m not 100% yet, but I’m getting there… I’m just happy to be upright and somewhat functional today! It’s the little things, ya know?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday has been all pumpkin lattes and rainbow ponies so far.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 365

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TABS: Hey, Chance, what’s up?
CHANCE: Oh, hey, Tabs. How’s it going?


TABS: Good, good… Just finishing my workout. Hey, did you hear about Dillon?
CHANCE: No. What happened to Dillon?
TABS: He got the new Prada campaign.
TABS: Seriously.
CHANCE: Fo’ reals??


TABS: Fo’ reals. I just heard it from Tuxie. We were training together. He’s stretching right over there…


TABS: Yo, Tuxie! Chance doesn’t believe that Dillon got the Prada campaign.


TUXIE: I know, right!? I couldn’t believe it either, but my agent told me yesterday at lunch. He said that it was down to Dillon and Tabs, but they went with Dillon because they wanted a fresh face, whatever that means.
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Comment to Win a $50 eGift Card From MAC! (Ends Monday)

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This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, ELIZABETH!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.

MAC Cosmo Lipstick ($17), a pink coco with an Amplified finish

MAC Cosmo Lipstick ($17), a pink coco with an Amplified finish

You’re gonna have to be rising and shining for the both of us today, my makeup-loving friend, because this here lipstick lover has a cold.

Yub, by doze id dodally sdubbed ub. :(

But Tabs has been a wonderful nurse. He’s been making me soup and keeping me company on the couch (I ended up not going to the symphony, poo). Yesterday I watched so much TV it’s ridiculous. I even watched Dirty Dancing for the one thousandth time, and by the way, nobody puts baby in the corner. I’m serious — nobody. You do NOT even want to try it, haha.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tabs and I will be over here living vicariously through you.


  • One (1) MAC eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).



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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Have You Ever Poked Your Eye With a Makeup Brush or Liner (or With Any Makeup Accoutrement)?

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Don't poke your eye out!!

Don’t poke your eye out!!

No (knock on wood!), I haven’t, but I’ve come dangerously close a few times…

The worst time by far was a couple years ago. I was applying false lashes using a pair of very sharp, pointy tweezers to place them on top of my natural lashes.

I don’t know what happened, but I misjudged the distance between the tweezers and my eyeball, and it was like one of those scary scenes from a movie where you see the shiny drill or the alien probe coming at the person’s eye in slow motion, gah!

I blinked my eye shut right in the nick of time.

Needless to say, I never did that again. Now I just use my fingers or this really handy tool I found at Sephora called the Bulls Eye Lash Applicator. It’s plastic and slightly rounded, so I can place my false lashes without the whole poking-my-eye-out thing. It’s also only $12. I use it all the time. If you wear false lashes often, I highly recommend it!

Which leads me to ask, have you ever poked your eye with a makeup brush or liner (or with any makeup accoutrement)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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