News – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-makeupandbeautyblog-amp-site-icon-v3-2016-32x32.jpg News – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com 32 32 Get a Makeover and Make a Feline Friend at the New Novato Cat Cafe & Cosmetics! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/get-makeover-makeup-feline-friend-new-novato-cat-cafe-cosmetics/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/get-makeover-makeup-feline-friend-new-novato-cat-cafe-cosmetics/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:00:48 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=196226 Get a Makeover and Make a Feline Friend at the New Novato Cat Cafe & Cosmetics!

I’ll have a latte, a lipstick and a luscious orange tabby to go, please!

Have you ever dreamed of uttering that phrase in public?? I know this is a shocker, but I have, and I’m so happy to announce that the dream has finally come true. 🙂

Dun-dun-dun! — introducing the Novato Cat Cafe & Cosmetics, my new business venture.

I know — kind of a funky title, but it gets straight to the point…which is cats, coffee and cosmetics, three of my favorite things.

This has actually been in the works for two years, and it’s been really hard to keep it under wraps, but the investors finally came through, and we secured the perfect space. All that’s left now is to finish construction, hire the resident kitties (pending Tabs’s approval, of course), and bring onboard a talented cat-loving makeup artist to do makeovers (yes, we’ll even have makeovers!), but that’s down the road a little.

If you live in the Bay Area, I’d love for you to stop by when we open. We’ll be serving coffee drinks, selling cat-themed makeup (hello, Paul & Joe cuteness), and you’ll be able to make a reservation to hang out with our adoptable cafe kitties in Kitty Village, our special play area.

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Heads Up! The New MAC Website Debuts MONDAY! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/new-mac-website/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/mac-makeup/new-mac-website/#comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 20:16:05 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=182428 Heads Up! The New MAC Website Debuts MONDAY!

Prepare your eyes (which I’m sure are lined purr-fectly with Blacktrack) and your makeup-loving heart for a feast of Monday MAC marvelousness, my friend, because that’s when I hear the new MAC website will launch.

I gotta warm up my shopping muscles! — but let’s keep that between us. El Hub does not need to know that I’m eyeing MOAR LIPSTICKS. 🙂

Check out maccosmetics.com Monday morning to see the new and (I think) improved site.

Let the fun commence! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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See the Photography of Jessica Trinh and the Cats of Instagram Pop-Up Gallery on Saturday, June 14, at Union Square in San Francisco http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/see-photography-jessica-trinh-cats-instagram-pop-gallery-saturday-june-14-union-square-san-francisco/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/see-photography-jessica-trinh-cats-instagram-pop-gallery-saturday-june-14-union-square-san-francisco/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=163831 See the Photography of Jessica Trinh and the Cats of Instagram Pop-Up Gallery on Saturday, June 14, at Union Square in San Francisco

Tabs has so far been unable to capture the attention of the good human and feline curators at Cats of Instagram, the largest curator of cat pics on Instagram, but he hopes to change that soon…

He’s been prepping his portfolio of pics that he believes could go toe-to-toe with the pics that’ll be on display this Saturday, June 14, in San Francisco’s Union Square at the Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat Pop-Up Photo Gallery, a free event from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the city (details about the event on Facebook).

Purina enlisted the help of up-and-coming pet photographer Jessica Trinh to help define, in photographic format, “what’s so great about cats,” and to inspire cat owners pet assistants everywhere to recognize and share the things that make their cats great.

Jessica was invited into the homes of 10 cat owners to chronicle their stories through photography, and the photos, along with cat pics collected through a partnership with Cats of Instagram, will be displayed at the gallery in Union Square.

If you like cats, stop by! 🙂

19-Year-Old Pet Photographer Jessica Trinh works to answer the eternal question, “What’s so great about cats?” in picture format

About the Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign
Purina Pro Plan wants you to share what you love about your cat on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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8 Minutes With Hayden Panettiere: The Nashville Star Talks Makeup, Beauty and Style http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/8-minutes-hayden-panettiere/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/8-minutes-hayden-panettiere/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:45 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=160448 8 Minutes With Hayden Panettiere: The Nashville Star Talks Makeup, Beauty and Style

I may or may not have come this close to asking Hayden Panettiere to harmonize with me when I interviewed her this afternoon. It was either that, or ask her if she would do some cheerleading moves with me.

Not that I’m a cheerleader… I just thought that might be kind of rad. Save the cheerleader, save the world?

You might know Hayden from this little show she used to do called Heroes. She currently stars on the hit show Nashville, where she plays singer/country rock star Juliett Barnes. Hayden, who lives in Nashville now where the show is filmed, is also a Neutrogena Beauty Ambassador.

We chatted about her must-have beauty products and a frightening thing called “tarantula lashes.” And I even got her to speak some Russian for me!

No, not as random as it sounds. 🙂 She’s engaged to world champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko, and she’s learning the language now.

I didn’t have a lot of time with her, but I totally enjoyed every minute. She was really down to earth and cute and completely normal, which shouldn’t come as a surprise at all, but with the media nowadays and the way people are often portrayed, you just never know.

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A Walking Dead Walk-On! See You in Season 5! http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/walking-dead-walk-on-season-5/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/news/walking-dead-walk-on-season-5/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:01:08 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=159455 A Walking Dead Walk-On! See You in Season 5!

I had a feeling I’d get turned into a zombie sooner or later, but I honestly didn’t think it would be this soon! As in this summer! In Georgia! ON THE WALKING DEAD!

Oh, please let me be in a scene with Daryl Dixon’s biceps…

That may or may not have been the first thought that went through my mind when I got a call last night out of the blue from AMC.

Apparently, one of the bigwig writers on the show, Angela Kang, likes reading beauty blogs (seriously, who knew there were so many makeup-loving zombie fanatics out there?!), and she got wind of our little #zombiebeautylove Twitter party during the finale.

@karenmbb Got my kettle corn and fruit punch! lol #zombiebeautylove

— Tiffany Anne (@CraziMomOf2Boys) March 31, 2014

@karenmbb I know, right! They'd be able to cover up all those bruises with Studio Fix or something! # zombiebeautylove

— bluey529 (@bluey529) March 31, 2014

So she invited me to be an extra on the show!

See!? Dreams really do come true.

I still can’t believe it… I’m going to be a zombie on The Walking Dead, but that’s actually just the icing on the cake.

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