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What’s Cooking at the Sephora Gloss Lab? Sheer, Non-Sticky MAC Cremesheen Dupes

Published in: Kits and Sets, Lips, Sephora

sephora gloss lab review Hot Pink No. 5

Wearing Hot Pink No. 5 from the new $25 Sephora Gloss Lab kit

If chem lab had been anywhere near as much fun as Sephora’s new Gloss Lab, I never would have finished any of my titrating!

I would have been too busy mixing and matching the 10 marvelously moisturizing glosses (which could easily pass for MAC Cremesheens) in the $25 kit, and then watching the clouds above my head part to a concerto of harps and herald angels singing.

Unlike chem lab, Gloss Lab is exclusive to Sephora. The limited edition holiday kit, which is available now, comes with seven shades in an assortment of nude and bright colors and three colorless top coats (one clear gloss, another with small bits of white shimmer in it, and a third with larger bits of multi-colored shimmer), and all 10 of them come with an easy-to-use doe-foot applicator.

sephora gloss lab

sephora gloss lab
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Share a Tip Tuesdays: This Eye Makeup Tip Will Have You Busting Out Those Bright Eyeshadows More Often

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Sephora, Urban Decay

Share a Tip Tuesdays

Among the many eyeshadow palettes making their way into the hearts and homes of lovely ladies and makeup-lurving gents this holiday season, I’m betting there’s bound to be at least one (or two!) bright colors in the mix, and if you’re anything like me, some of those brights can be completely terrifying.

For me, it’s usually the bright pinks…

I have no qualms about wearing bright pink on my lips, but my eyes are a different story. It’s like, bright eyeshadows take a different kind of cajones, and sometimes I just don’t feel cool enough to pull them off.

But I know it’s just a state of mind, and so over the weekend, I busted out some of the bright eyeshadows I hardly ever wear and began to experiment. I was just messing around when I stumbled on something by accident…

Wow! Starting with a black base works wonders for bright eyeshadows!

And pretty much any formula should work, be it paint pot, smudgy liner or a creamy kohl. Just apply on your lids, smudge it out, and pat your bright eyeshadow directly on top. The black base sort of grounds the bright shadow, toning it down.


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Say Hello, Kitty, to the New Hello Kitty Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, Product Reviews, Sephora

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Apparently, I’m a one cat woman. This, according to Tabs.

That cat is so protective, or territorial, or whatever it is, that he won’t even tolerate another feline diva in the house if it’s orange and stuffed!

Witness his fearsome reaction to this predatory plush toy…

Observe the menacing posture, raised claw and puffy tail. There was also a lot of angry meowing and hissing.

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Hello Kitty, however, is a completely different story.

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Tabs just loooooves anything and everything Hello Kitty, and that includes the new Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing ($36).

Like a brazen alley cat, the new limited edition palette recently strutted onto shelves at Sephora, just in time for the holidays. The funky print packaging (um…is that a giraffe or a leopard pattern?) contains two tiers of products, one row of shimmery powder eyeshadows, and a second row with a bronzer and a pale powder matte blush.

I also love Hello Kitty, but I’ve always thought of Sephora’s Hello Kitty makeup line as something targeted to teens and tweens (MAC’s Hello Kitty collection, on the other hand? — totally different story).

I am kinda feelin’ this palette, though, especially the eyeshadows. A couple of the colors seem surprisingly complex. There’s a pretty purple, all packed with flecks of golden glitter; an opalescent, peachy pink that reminds me a little of MAC Vex, except without the green and blue; a warm bronze; and a neutral gold. All four of them apply with little-to-no fallout, a good amount of pigment and a striking, shiny finish.

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette in Wild Thing

Hello Kitty Say Hello Eyeshadow Palette Swatches


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Who Wore It Better? — The $7 Sephora Braided Metallic Headband

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun, Sephora

Who wore it better?

US Weekly, TMZ, Cat Fancy — you’ve probably seen it somewhere this morning because the paparazzi have been all over this one.

Yes, Tabs and I were spotted at separate events last night (me at the Novato Whole Foods, and Tabs at San Francisco’s famous Cat Club) wearing the same $7 Sephora Braided Metallic Headband.

It was sooo embarrassing… :)

But who do you think wore it better?

(I’m pretty sure Tabs is going to kick my butt in this poll.)

tabs wearing the sephora metallic braided headband

Who wore the Sephora Metallic Braided Headband better?

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy hump day! :)

What Are You Wearing On Your Nails?

Published in: Just For Fun, Nails, Sephora

spehora by opi trend tips

Tabs went au naturale today. :) While he’s usually on point when it comes to the latest fashion trends, he generally prefers nude, non-fussy claws. “Meow,” he says. ["It's a street thing."]

Chanel Le Vernis in MaliceAs for my claws, I’ve got two coats of Chanel Le Vernis in Malice on my left and nothing on my right…

But I’m just about to slap on these Trend Tips Real Lacquer Strips nail stickers from Sephora by OPI ($12). This one below is called Pink & Black Lace (Sephora also carries 17 other designs).

sephora trend tips

sephora trend tips

sephora trend tips

Tabs apparently approves. :)

How about you? What are you wearing on your nails?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. How’s it going tonight?

Oh! Get this — I was at Safeway earlier and saw that DiGiorno makes half-and-half frozen pizzas now. Half cheese, half pepperoni (the cheese for me and the pepperoni for El Hub).

It’s like someone read my mind, LOL! Got one in the oven right now…

Other than that, I’m gonna watch another episode of Friday Night Lights and go to bed. I’m almost halfway done with the fourth season (of five) and already starting to feel sad because I know it’ll be over soon.

[SNIFFS!] Texas forever, y’all. Texas forever.

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