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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 295

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MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Wallpaper Starring Tabs the Cat

There are cats that loathe water, and there are cats that love it. Tabs is a bit of both. His great, great, great, great — well, it was a great number of greats ago — grandmommy cat (which reminds me, happy Mother’s Day!) was a Bengal tiger, and she loved the water. Loved swimming in it, hunting near it and leaping into it from riverbanks.

Sometimes Tabs has his own water kitty moments, like right now, with the new MAC Alluring Aquatic collection.

The release pops up on maccosmetics.com this week (May 15), and Tabs is pretty excited about it. He even commissioned a special commemorative desktop wallpaper. :)

He hopes you download one of them (there are different sizes, depending on your screen), and set it as your computer wallpaper, so that you may gaze upon his — ahem! — robust body of work.

Who is Tabs the Cat?
About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Wallpaper Starring Tabs the Cat

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MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Wallpaper Starring Tabs the Cat

iPad

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Wallpaper Starring Tabs the Cat

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Resolutions

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Oh! Don’t forget to enter this weekend’s Sephora giveaway. It ends Monday night, and you could take home (well, it arrives by email) a $50 eGift card.

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 294

Published in: Daily Photo, Tabs

The Cat Napper Window Perch

Hey kitty cats,

Ah, the trials and tribulations of being a husky tabby! I’ve been searching high and low for a window perch able to support my luxurious frame for what feels like an eternity. Most of them claim to be designed for cats of all sizes but turn out to be of such dubious construction that I doubt they would support kittens half my weight.

As luck would have it, my assistant mentioned that she found one claiming to support felines up to 35 pounds on a recent trip to Petco.

Purr-fect, as I am currently pushing 20 pounds (I had to bulk up for an upcoming action movie role with Channing Tatum), so I gave the girl my American Express black card and said, “mrow!” Bring one back, and make it snappy!

She returned with the $29.95 Cat Napper, and we assembled it together today.

Actually, she assembled it while I supervised; these paws weren’t made for manual labor.

The perch has a hammock style design with a polyester cover and a sturdy plastic frame. Two large Velcro stickers, one which goes on the frame and the other on the window, secure the perch in place. Or, you can use the included wood screws to make the install more permanent.

We opted for the Velcro, as I do not trust my assistant with power tools…

The Cat Napper Window Perch

The Cat Napper Window Perch

The Cat Napper Window Perch

The Cat Napper Window Perch

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 293

Published in: Daily Photo, Tabs

JP Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

Ladies and gentle tabbies, next time your feline friend/employer goes hiking through tall grasses and ends up covered in pollen and smelly plant funk, may I suggest a waterless bath using John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo for Dogs & Cats ($12.99). It smells great and dries quicker than two swishes of a cat’s tail.

While on safari yesterday in my back yard, I wandered into uncharted territory. I cannot help it; I have an explorer’s heart, and I’m compelled to go where no other cat — as far as I know — has gone before. In this case, that included a tall patch of wildflowers and grasses.

Unfortunately, my curiosity left my normally immaculate coat in a state of disarray. I came out covered with pollen and a mysteriously stinky plant filth.

Back at the office, I charged my assistant with finding an immediate solution. I am a kitty supermodel, after all. There’s no way I’m going about my day with my fur in less than tip-top condition.

Meow! Time was of the essence because I had a nap scheduled for the early afternoon. My assistant rushed out to Petco and returned with John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo for Dogs & Cats ($12.99, part of a line that also includes a gentle puppy and kitten shampoo, paw wipes, and ear and eye wipes).

John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

She squeezed a few pumps in her hand, and a smile spread across my feline face. Mmmm… It smelled faintly of powder and almonds.

It’s designed to penetrate, deep clean and deodorize coats for water-averse cats and dogs while gently soothing skin.

Ingredients: Water (aqua), cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, hydrolyzed whole oats (pending), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium hydroxymethlgycinate, cocamide DEA, citric acid, propylene glycol, fragrance (parfum).

JP Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

She massaged the luxurious foam into my fur, avoiding my sensative ears and eyes, working all the way down to the tip of my tail.

I recorded the massage on my iPhone, and I think you can tell by my purrs that I enjoyed it.

After that, she brushed the product through my fur until it dried, which, much to my delight, only took a few minutes.

Ooh-la-la! My fur was incredibly soft. I could actually see the difference. It definitely looked smoother and smelled better. I felt like a million bucks and, because it dried so quickly, I didn’t have to reschedule my nap.

Tabby needs his beauty sleep!

According to the side of the bottle, the product was tested on humans first, and it’s cruelty-free. That gets two husky paws up from me.

John Paul Pet Waterless Foam Shampoo Review

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 291

Published in: Daily Photo, Tabs

Cherry Blossom Tabby

Who is Tabs the Cat?
About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

Dear fans and felines,

Today, I give you the gift of Tabs. A wallpaper with which to decorate your desktop, iPhone and/or iPad.

Now you may revel in my Rubenesque feline physique while you surf the Web for cat-themed accessories, YouTube videos and apparel, activities I strongly encourage.

I have made the image available in a variety of sizes to suit today’s most popular electronic devices. Just click and save to your computer.

A Tabs-themed wallpaper is a good first step in fully embracing the complete cat lady lifestyle.

The theme? Spring and the blooming of cherry blossoms in Japan, where I just returned from a business trip to pinpoint possible venues for my first official Japanese cat cafe.

The cat culture in Japan is quite robust but highly competitive now. The days of just hopping in and out of a box and getting famous are long gone. Maru set the bar high. Now there’s merchandising, late night TV and music videos. You have to really want it.

I was severely jet-lagged when I got back to the Bay Area yesterday, which is why I sent my assistant to Nashville this morning on my behalf. Unfortunately, that meant I wouldn’t be able to see Hayden Panettiere tomorrow. We had an interview scheduled in Nashville (totally serious), but my assistant enthusiastically said she would do it (which reminds me, if you have any makeup/beauty questions you’d like my assistant to ask, please leave a comment).

XOXO,

Tabs

Cherry Blossom Tabby

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Cherry Blossom Tabby

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Cherry Blossom Tabby

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Resolutions

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 290

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

Tabs the Cat for the Benefit Good Grooming Cat Kit

Who is Tabs the Cat?
About seven years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model).

The sun was out in full force today, as were the neighborhood crows…

But more on that in a second. :)

Tabs went for a wonderful walk this afternoon and soaked up plenty of outdoor adventure and sunshine.

Taking a short break

He had a blast. First, he met one of our new neighbors who, despite pet assisting for an unruly Rhodesian Ridgeback, turned out to be quite nice. The man even gave Tabs a quick scratch under the chin.

Tabs got his fill of grass, too. He was workin’ it like a lawnmower, LOL! Everything was going great until a pair of HUGE crows, evidently unafraid of me and Tabs, landed nearby and started cawing.

“Go away! Go away!”

That’s how it sounded…

Tabs didn’t know what to make of ‘em. He didn’t attack. He just stared, curiously.

For Tabs, it was the most thrilling walk of the year so far.

And in kitty modeling news, Tabs has been keeping busy, of course. With spring finally here, the winter campaigns are finished, and now it’s time for outdoor activities, travel and water/leisure sports.

Yup, it’s a good time to be a kitty supermodel. :)

Tabs the Cat for Too Faced Tabby Tum Tint in Mimosa

Tabs the Cat for Tarte Catnip Powder Dry Shampoo

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