Chanel Spring 2010 Les Impressions de Chanel Collection: A Friday Lip Look

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The weekend’s officially ON! 🙂
Tabs and I kicked ours off early. He spent the afternoon at the spa (aka the bathroom sink), while I clocked out early to take pictures of spring’s Les Impressions de Chanel collection.


MUSICAL SIDE NOTE: Hall and Oats, the song One on One — It’s about basketball, right?

I’ll have more swatches up soon, but I wanted to show you the plummy brown lip look I did for Tabs.


Just fooling around I decided to add a layer of Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Rose Agate (a plummy brown cream, $34) on top of Glossimer in Maline (a shimmery gold, $27).

I kinda like how it turned out!


From left to right: Rose Agate, Maline

Speaking of one on one, I bet this would play nicely with Benefit Sugarbomb (a sheer, plummy peach with golden shimmer) or the neutral blushes from MAC Ages, All Races, All Sexes

Try to stay warm

Is it cold where you are? I am freezin’ my bum off right now, ladies. It’s colder than Häagen-Dazs up in here!

Are you getting all doll’d up tonight? I’m about ready to do something, although I’m not sure what. Maybe dinner and a movie.


OOH! Before I forget, did you ever watch Journeyman? before it got cancelled? It was a TV show from one or two years ago, pretty much the same idea as The Time Traveler’s Wife, but with each episode taking the main character back in time to help a different person through a difficult situation. It takes place in SF, so the setting looks familiar a lot of the time. I get a kick out of trying to guess the year the character’s supposed to be in by the background music or the clothes people are wearing. Yeah, I need a new hobby… Or perhaps another cat! 🙂

Jaxson is a ragdoll rescue kitty looking for a home. For more info on this sweet boy, head over to

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  1. Jenna says:

    Aww Tabs is so cute. I try to get my muffin to sit in the sink and she won’t have it!
    I liked Journeyman, and then the damn strike happened!! I liked it because the love interest was a tan Asian, but that’s also because I’m a tan Asian. Also, Kevin McKidd from Rome was the main guy!! Who knew he could do an American accent??

  2. Kellie Butler says:

    Karen-I adored Journeyman!!! My hubs and I were so furious when it was canceled!! How lame! Kevin McKidd is awesome! You have good taste my friend.

    • Karen says:

      It’s very Time Traveler’s Wife, isn’t it? I’m three episodes in and am already hooked. 🙂

      What shows are you watching now? I feel at a loss now that Glee isn’t on, LOL!

      • Kellie Butler says:

        Yes, But I actually liked it better! I am watching The Wire. Hubs and I are in season 3. It is so awesome! Also gearing up for Big Love to start again tomorrow night! Yay!!!

  3. Stacie says:

    One of my cats loves to chill in the sink, when I let him. Brat. I don’t remember ever seeing Journeyman, but I’m intrigued. It’s freezing here–the coldest winter North Texas has seen in 12 years, supposedly. I wouldn’t know; 12 years ago I was in Central Texas, where it’s usually warmer. Coming north was a bit of a shellshock, since it tends to freeze at least once each winter (enough to stick to the pavement.) It rarely did that down where I grew up, near Austin. But this winter it’s frozen twice. We’re Texans–we don’t know how to drive on ice! It’s disaster every time.

    And I love the glossy lip look!

    • Karen says:

      Oh, I could not hang with ice! Californians freak out whenever the rain gets heavy. 🙂

      You should give Journeyman a try. It’s on hulu, so it’s free (for now!).

      Have a great weekend!

  4. Vanessa H says:

    LOL, Tabs makes me want to get a cat! I think my dog, Hamlet, would probably just keel over from jealousy though. I’m sitting at my bf’s computer while he plays video games…it’s pretty nice, in my pj’s and contemplating picking up a chai smoothie from Juice it Up.

    I’m in Southern California and it’s cool, but not freezing at all! I actually want to visit SF so bad, but haven’t had the chance to. I just feel like I would fit in there 🙂

    Happy Friday!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… TGIF Survey =-.

  5. Jen says:

    I put my dog in the sink once. She gave me a look that plainly said “but whyyy???” She looked so pathetic, I took her out (after snapping a few pictures, of course).

    I’m actually all dolled up and I have nowhere to go tonight! Full face of makeup AND I tried to curl my hair for the first time today — pretty good! I think I’ll call up my bestie and hit up Starbucks later. Yeah, we’re wild party animals.

    Have a good weekend!

    • Karen says:

      LOL! Hey, that sounds like a good time to me. Starbucks seems to be the hang out in my new town. 🙂

      What makeup did you do? And a big yay for the success you had curling your hair!

  6. Briana says:

    bare basics all day today; A little concealer, a little bronzer, a little mascara. Been much too tired to bother with more today. We went to the Calgary Motorcycle Show tonight, and now we’re back home just chilling, probably going to bed early. Hope your friday has been good! I definitely vote for the getting another kitty idea 🙂
    .-= Briana’s last blog post… DePhoMo 2009 catchup! =-.

    • Karen says:

      I would SO try to adopt Jaxson if he weren’t a boy. I have a feeling Tabs is *very* territorial and that it would not go well with another male, even if they both are neutered. I’m thinking a girl kitty might be a good companion for him… we’ll see.

  7. Briana says:

    Also, my cat is sleeping in the bathroom sink at this very moment as well.
    .-= Briana’s last blog post… DePhoMo 2009 catchup! =-.

  8. Katie & Zena says:

    “It’s colder than Häagen-Dazs up in here!”

    Excuse me? Excuse me? It’s colder than Häagen-Dazs where YOU are? I don’t think so, missy. You want Häagen-Dazs, you come here. I would kill to be by you currently. Wednesday, it was a bone chilling NEGATIVE TWENTY degrees…Fahrenheit and with wind chill. It’s zero degrees here currently with the above included. It is not Häagen-Dazs cold by you. It is Häagen-Dazs cold by me. Zena won’t even go outside and my dad dug out a little path and hole in the yard so she wasn’t going potty in 7 inch snow.

    I tell you what–you can have clearance to say you’re freezing your buns off when SF gets as cold as it is here in ye ol’ Illinois. You Texans, Floridans, and Californians are not allowed complaining or whining rights. I can’t complain next to the people in Minnesota that are dealing with -27 w/out windchill temps. I’m sure they’re all wearing more than a thick blanket, fuzzy Grinch pajamas, gloves, socks and slippers like I am.

    I’m so cold that I’m cranky. The crankiness, unfortunately, is starting to infiltrate into my comments. If I sound murderous, you know why. There’s only so much my mind and fingers can censor.

    But, I must say, Tabs looks mighty comfy in his sink. Zena finds comfort in anything big and soft, like a bed or certain La-Z-Boy chair.

    • Karen says:

      No really, it’s cold here! I’m actually wearing socks. 🙂

      So, I have to tell you — the other day I had a dream about Zena!

      You were hosting a birthday party for her and invited me (aww). There was cake, presents, party decorations, hats, the whole nine yards. Z. was even wearing a very cute birthday outfit. 🙂

      When I walked through the door she knocked the present I was brought for her out of my hand and then jumped right into my arms to hug me!

      • Katie & Zena says:

        That is a weird dream, seeing as Zena does not jump on standing people (if you’re sitting and have food, however, prepare for being used as a 34.5 lb terrier landing pad). She does, however, “stand” with her two paws on your abdomen to sniff you out when you come in, if you manage to stick around after the Ward Off Delivery Men Everywhere Bark Fest. She even terrifies the pizza delivery people and they must come by once every other week as we have days where we don’t want to cook or forage for food.

        We didn’t really have a party for her birthday (Tuesday), but she certainly got spoiled. She got snorgled more than usual, pizza crust AND popcorn which she never gets because we like our popcorn movie theatre butter and salted. I managed to find a few white, relatively unsalted popcorn pieces for her. She did wear a baby blue scarf for most of the day which looked mega cute on her. She took to making all the china shake so everyone knew it was her birthday.

        Oh, I downloaded a few Zena pictures, one featuring her in her Halloween outfit. I’ll have to upload them to Facebook sometime tomorrow.

  9. amy says:

    Jaxson is lovely. I hope he finds a good home soon. Are you planning to get Tabs a brother?
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Smokey Blues MAC Vex, Copperplate and The Balm Shady Lady Risque Renee Eyeshadows with MAC Sense of Style Kohl Power Liner and MAC High Def Lipstick =-.

  10. Shivotra says:

    i LOVE maline 🙂
    .-= Shivotra’s last blog post… How to – Shruti Hasan’s Elle cover breakdown =-.

  11. Shivotra says:

    I am not wearing any makeup tonight. Tomorrow I have to work out in the morning with my trainer so it will be just my regular working out make up – Stila tinted moisturizer with mascara 🙂
    Oh speaking of tabs…all the kitten talk must have gotten to me somehow becuase last night I dreamt that I have a cat – an orange one. I am not a cat person at all – but Karen you and tabs are influential. lol.
    .-= Shivotra’s last blog post… How to – Shruti Hasan’s Elle cover breakdown =-.

  12. diane says:

    Wow! How sweet is this kitty…But we already have a dog 😛

    As for the make up, in Romania is morning now, s don’t know yet what I’ll be wearing tonight!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… The ED style =-.

  13. Karen B says:

    I was just a bit dolled up as I had my first musical rehearsal last night. It was so much fun and everybody is so good, it’s crazy. I was going to go out afterwards but by the time I had driven home it was after eleven so I decided to just go to sleep (exciting huh…. haha)

  14. L says:

    Aww, Tabs in a sink!

  15. Sonja says:

    I’m more and more intrigued by that Chanel Maline! I guess I’ll just have to wait mid spring because that’s when we get spring collections(I know, soooo late).

    I do remember watching Journeyman! But only for a couple episodes…it was ok I guess!

    Oh don’t get me started on the weather- it’s not cold here at all, but the storms, and the constant rain! One would think that I’m living in England as oppose to Mediterranean! Funny thing, for all my stays in England, it barely rained a day, the proper rain, not just a few drops…ah well. Spring, I can’t wait for spring!!!

  16. Kizzy says:

    That pic of Tabs in the sink is SO cute!
    .-= Kizzy’s last blog post… I got a Clarisonic! =-.

  17. bluematilda says:

    hi karen! i’m so excited..i’m getting a kitty today! he is a rescue and unfortunately he had a rather rough childhood, but i’m hoping that i can show him that humans aren’t all bad! i’ve been working on the husband for a few years now…with help from you and tabs! (i’d show him your pix of tab working those makeup looks hee)…i’m naming him lucius….

  18. BeckBeck says:

    … I want a kitty! When I was living at home we had 2 – a girl and a boy. And we went ahead and got the boy without giving a second thought for what the girl would think of another kitten in her house. I… don’t think I recommend it. My mom still holds a grudge at my Blarney for peeing on her bedspread.

    Thankfully, there’s a happy ending – the cats are still at my parents’ house, they’re 9 and 8 years old now, and they peacefully coexist for the most part. (Occasionally, they get into wrestling matches, which usually end with the older one pinning the younger one and aggressively… licking his face.) I wonder if there’s a good way to determine if your cat plays well with others. Maybe the shelter can help you out in that regard?

    • Karen says:

      I’m pretty sure he’s a thug, LOL. When he was outdoors he’d often get into confrontations with other cats. I’ve been reading about it and lots of experts say that with the right introduction (there’s apparently a method) and pairing a territorial male can get along with another cat. We’ll see! 🙂

  19. Marina says:

    Great post, Karen! Thank you 🙂
    I love the lip products that you’ve mentioned a lot and I just got Chanel Les Deux Levres Glossimer Set this week!!!
    Tabs is adorable as usual and the kitty is so cute.
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Who Can Become A Professional Make Up Artist? =-.

  20. Glosslizard says:

    Ooh, Rose Agate is beautiful! I am head over heels for Kaska Beige, I may have to pick up her sibling! ;D

    That kitty is super-cute! Do you think Tabs would play well with others? Maybe you could find a kitty whose personality description is “aspires to be an assistant to a famous jet-setting model”! LOL!

    • Karen says:

      I’m not sure. I remember him being very territorial with other kitties when he lived outside… maybe with a careful intro with the right kitty! 🙂

  21. OMG my kitty loves to sit in the bathroom sink too!! And I think you should adopt Jaxson, he is just gorgeous!!! I’d love to adopt a cat, but my kitty is strictly an only child.
    I like this lip look by the way!!
    .-= Never Enough Nails’s last blog post… Non-Polish Review: Lush Cupcake Face Mask =-.

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