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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 358

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for February 2, 2015

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for February 2, 2015

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. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
    Alas, no. But you’d think I would, me being the beauty junkie I am.

    It’s just…I’m kind of uncomfortable with the element of randomness. I know I wouldn’t use 99% of the things in there, and I need to have control over the situation… It’s an issue.

  2. Do you ever stop to compliment strangers on their makeup?
    YES! And I think it really freaks them out, especially the guys, but with guys it’s usually just brows.

    The last time it happened, El Hub and I were at the movies. A young man was ringing up my popcorn, and I was staring at his eyebrows, which were really full and lush-looking and perfect, so I said, “Dude, your brows are kinda killer,” and he stopped and sort of laughed and was like, “Thanks, I got them waxed at Benefit today.”

    El Hub was mortified, but I couldn’t resist. The kid’s brows were amazing!

  3. Bowl cut or mullet?
    Oh, gosh… Well, if I have to pick one, I suppose I’ll go with the bowl cut, because at least that way my hair will move with me when I whip my head around, and I like that idea. And it would also accentuate my blush and contouring, if I did some.

    No hats either. I mean, if you have a bowl cut, you have to show it off. That’s the rules.

  4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
    I’m almost ashamed to say this, but I don’t think I have; however, Tabs has given cards to El Hub to show his love and appreciation.

    But for me to get a card from Tabs, it would have to mean that El Hub got the card on his behalf, which has yet to happen.

  5. How’s your comedic timing?
    Well, my life is a comedy of errors, so I think it’s pretty good! :)

    No, really, I think it’s decent.

Le List

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


1. Do you belong to any of those beauty subscription services (Birchbox, Glossybox, Julep Maven, etc.)?
2. Do you ever stop and compliment strangers on their makeup?
3. Bowl cut or mullet?
4. Have you ever given your pets a Valentine’s Day gift or card?
5. How’s your comedic timing?

Ugh, I have weekend hangover…

Not because we partied hardy or anything, but I had such a fun, relaxing weekend, and I’m a little sad to see it go.

But that doesn’t mean today can’t also be good.

Whatever you’re up to, I hope things are going well and that your nails aren’t chipped. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 332

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and your nephew is totally stoked. He can’t wait to see if Katy Perry includes any cats in the halftime show, because as you know, she’s a big time cat lady.

I hope so. I mean, nothing goes better with football than cats. :)

In today’s very special edition of Sundays With Tabs…Tabs talks about his past as a professional feline football player, the best modeling poses, accessorizing for success and personal hygiene.

Seriously, though, my favorite part of the Super Bowl is usually the commercials and the snacks (veggie burger dogs!). As you know, Tabs has actually starred in a few award-winning commercials of his own.

OK, let’s get this party started! Have a blast today, and if you have any other questions you’d like me to ask his majesty Tabs in his next exclusive interview, leave them here in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Go Pats!

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

It’s a beautiful day out Novato way! The sun is shining, and I don’t see a cloud in the sky. Does this mean I’ll be doing something outdoors today? Time will tell…

I hope you did something fun last night. We did end up seeing that movie, A Most Violent Year, and boy! — it makes New York look pretty rough in the ’70s and ’80s. Good movie. Jessica Chastain rocks.

In other news, are you ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow?? El Hub is handling our meal plan, which he’s EXTREMELY excited about, involving something he calls “a burger dog.”

I don’t know if anyone else calls them that, but it’s basically — and his eyes light up when he describes it — a hamburger in the shape of a hot dog, served on a hot dog bun.

I’m like, OK…but mine will be a veggie burger dog. :) And we’ll have it with potato salad and chips.

Super Bowl! Katy Perry is doing the halftime show (along with Missy Elliott!), so that should be fun. Your nephew cat is also excited. From what I understand, he’s rooting for the Mill Valley Wildcats… Stay tuned for his pre-game analysis tomorrow.

Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great weekend. Do something fun.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

10 Things I Love About Tea (and T)

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10 Things I Love About Tea (and T)

10 Things I Love About Tea (and T)

1. Trader Joe’s Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea

The Trader Joe’s brand teas! — especially the seasonal ones that come out around holidays. Every Xmas I hoard and stockpile a few boxes of the Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea and Candy Cane Green Tea (YUM!), and then obsessively ration them.

I believe I shall make a cuppa right now (lol, someone’s been watching BBC lately).

2. Tabbies

I got mad love for all teh kittehs, but due to my current employment situation…husky tabby boys are my faves. :)

Tabs contouring with his new Real Techniques Contour Brush

Tabs demonstrating the proper way to contour using the Real Techniques Contour Brush…

3. Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea by Traditional Medicinals

Otherwise known as “PMS Tea” around these parts, it improves my mood when my hormones are acting like irrational toddlers behind the wheel of a tractor trailer truck, if ya know what I mean.

4. Cute tea pots and cups

I have a couple of cute, dainty pots and cups but rarely use them because I’m partial to huge mugs.

Since we’re on the subject, though, did you ever have a toy tea set when you were a kid? I did! And I used to love playtime with tea.

Wish I could remember what happened to that thing…

5. Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford African Violet Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford African Violet Nail Polish, Purse by Reed Krakoff, and bracelet by Na Hoku

“T” for Tom Ford. :) Don’t even get me started on Tom.

African Violet Nail Polish, Cognac Sable Eye Quad, Negligee Lipstick, the Unabashed Palette, and oh! — that crazy expensive, utterly epic brow filler I’ve worn down to the nub.

Oh, Tom…
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How Often Do You Use Cream Eyeshadows, and What Are Your Faves?

Published in: Giorgio Armani, Just For Fun, Video

Just a quick video about these new Giorgio Armani Eye Tints and a question: how often do you use cream eyeshadows, and what are your faves?

As always, thank you for watching. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy Tuesday!

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