Topic: Just For Fun

How Do You Feel About Holiday Collections Coming Out This Early?

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs in his Christmas outfit

I think you can tell how Tabs feels about it…

It’s still technically summer here in the U.S. — summer — but the holiday makeup collections are already showing up!

I went to Ulta the other day to grab a tube of Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done and saw holiday stuff from Benefit on display.

I can totally appreciate wanting to get a jump on your holiday shopping and trying to get everything done waaay before the Christmas craziness, but holiday collections in summer? Isn’t that kinda cray?

I joke about Christmas in July, but seriously, it’s only matter of time before that actually happens, LOL!

How do you feel about holiday collections coming out this early? Does it get you excited to hear the word “holiday,” or does it make you feel kinda grumpy?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

A Sassy September Giveaway // WIN A $50 CONNOR CLAIRE GIFT CARD AND A PALETTE KITTY TOTE

Published in: Connor Claire Store, Giveaways, Just For Fun

CONGRATULATIONS, MIMI & SHERLOCK!!! You’re the lucky duo. YOU WON! I hope you love the Palette Kitty Tote and your new Connor Claire gear as much as I do.

Connor Claire Palette Kitty Tote

Win a Connor Claire Palette Kitty Tote and a $50 Connor Claire gift card to fill it with goodies. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’„

How to participate

  1. Sign up to the Connor Claire newsletter (you’ll get free gifts and discounts throughout the year and a first look at new arrivals).


  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite palette or your favorite kitty (it is the Palette Kitty Tote, after all).

Giveaway ends Monday, Sep. 12, 2016. Open U.S. and international. One entry per person.

Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 439

Published in: Just For Fun

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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 NINE (!) 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. What’s your favorite kind of apple?
    Honeycrisp, but I don’t get them often because they’re very expensive here.
  2. What’s a type of shoe you never wear?
    I never wear mules because I always feel like my foot is about to slip right out of them.
  3. Do you like Oreo cookies?
    I LOVE Oreo cookies, but I can’t remember the last time I had one.

    Oh! So good with milk…

  4. What do you usually use to apply foundation?
    Different things. It depends on the formula and how much time I have and the look I’m going for. Like, I’ll usually use my fingers or a beautyblender with tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation, and I’ll use a dense foundation brush with stick foundation.
  5. Zippers, buttons or Velcro?
    Buttons!

    There’s just something old-fashioned about them.

  6. Would you ever wear sequined pants?
    Only if they were COMPLETELY covered in sequins. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Your turn. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!

1. What’s your favorite kind of apple?
2. What’s a type of shoe you never wear?
3. Do you like Oreo cookies?
4. What do you usually use to apply foundation?
5. Zippers, buttons or Velcro?
6. Would you ever wear sequined pants?

Happy Labor Day, my fellow laborers. I hope you’re having a good one.

Did you do anything fun over the weekend? I had a nice time at a barbecue that one of my neighbors held yesterday. I wore Connor in my baby carrier, and she was really well behaved the entire time.

Interestingly, I also learned that there are lots of cat ladies in my neighborhood. I had a fascinating conversation with one of them who has a gorgeous flame-point Himalayan with blue eyes.

Of course we showed each other pictures of our cats on our phones.

Of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 413

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

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There’s nothing like a little morning meditation to clear the kitty cobwebs and focus your powers of feline fabulousness on kitty modeling domination.

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Tabs wanted to go for his walk at the crack of dawn this morning before the neighborhood hustles and bustles so that he could channel his chi and practice his kitty yoga poses…

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His favorite time to walk is early, early, early in the morning, sometimes even before dawn when it’s still a little dark, because it’s quieter and sometimes there are still interesting varmints like raccoons skulking about.

Today it was already light, but it was still early and quiet.

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Can You Name the Neutral Palettes?

Published in: Just For Fun

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Stop it! Homegirl doesn’t want to hear it…and I’m not listening when you say, “Karen! The last thing you need on this earth is another brown eyeshadow.” *plugs ears and closes eyes* LA-LA-LA-LA-LAAAAA!

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I emptied out my neutral palette drawer yesterday (for the heck of it), and this is what I found.

See anything that looks familiar? How many of them do you recognize?

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If you can name them all, then BOW DOWN! You’re the mac daddy/daddy mac of the neutral palette universe.

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How many do you recognize?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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