New in Beauty, Jan. 15: Dolce & Gabbana The Roses Lipstick and MAC Too Fabulous

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Ladies, can I get a big…
We’re rounding the bend, on the home stretch, with the finish line in sight. Do you think you have enough left in you for a sprint to the end? Come on, girl, you can do it. πŸ™‚


Today I feel like starting our adventure with a list of recent and upcoming makeup and beauty bits like…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. NINA says:

    TGIF yay!!!!

    For some reason I want the Preen Shadow Box…its beautiful!

    Cant wait til 5pm – grocery night tonight LOL!!!

    Have an awesum weekend, Karen! πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      Yeah… it’s kind of moving me! I have a feeling I might already have similar colors from UD, but still. πŸ™‚

      LOL, I get a kick out of grocery shopping too! The only part I hate is bringing the bags in from the garage.

      Happy Friday!

      • NINA says:

        I probably do too. I should really stop shopping because im “moved” by certain things and take a look at my stash before anything else. πŸ˜€

        I love grocery stores. The Hubs LOLs when I wave “hi” to my favorite grocery stores when we pass them by. Same w/ Target – he says Target is my holy grail ( I wonder where he picked that term up from ) ….

        I am the designated “put the grocery away person” in the house…

        Happy happy Friday – at the homestretch now!

  2. Tiffany says:


    Wow, sign me up for some MAC mineralize blush duos!

    • Karen says:

      TGIF indeed! This has seriously been the longest week, ever.

      How are ya? Doing anything fun this weekend? I’m going to meet a friend for lunch in SF and hopefully go to Ikea!

  3. Tiffany says:

    lunch and Ikea – sounds like you have a great day planned! I have a ladies night out tonight, so that should be fun. rest of the weekend will probably be relaxing…

    • Karen says:

      Oh, fun! Where are you and your girls going? And does it have anything to do with football? LOL!

      • Tiffany says:

        LOL, nope, no football-related plans tonight! We are going out for dinner and drinks and then maybe some bar-hopping!

        Good luck with Ikea; I refuse to go to the one here on the weekend because it is always PACKED. Like a you can’t control where your body is going because you are being herded around, type of packed.

        • Karen says:

          Have a good time! What makeup are you wearing?

          Dude, Ikea gives me hives, but it’s affordable, and I’m desperate for some stuff to organize all the crap in my office. I can’t find anything and it’s stressing me out.

          • Tiffany says:

            Their organization stuff is the best! My makeup vanity/desk is all stuff from there.

            Pretty basic makeup – the shadows from celebutante by benefit, new mac cream blush (the French name I’m not going to try to remember how to spell) and lipgelle in resort life (?) not sure if I got that name right.

  4. Karen B says:

    Lipstick! Lipstick!! Those from D&G are just too pretty to say no to eh πŸ™‚

  5. DonnaN says:

    OMG, there is just SO much going on, beauty-wise….I’ve got to hand it to you Karen….you do keep us informed and IN-THE-KNOW!!!

    I am excited for the following:

    MAC Too Fabulous
    Tarina Tarantino (mainly cause I want those PINK brushes!!)
    I’m strangely interested in the Kim Kardashian scent—I’ll have to try it….
    Also, the DKNY Candy Apples…..YUMM!
    I’m waiting anxiously to see the UD Alice in Wonderland palette in person….it it works, it’s MINE (along with the matte EDEN Primer Potion…..genius!!)

    I am jeleaous that you have a DIOR event this weekend….I can’t wait for Nordstroms to open at our mall in 2011…..I think I may just visit them EVERY day!!

    Oh, BTW Karen……are we going to go back to doing a weekly HAUL report? I so enjoy reading about what everyone is buying (especially because I find things to add to my lists)

    Happy Friday!!

  6. Paula says:

    I just popped over to the UD site. The Preen shadow box is the same as the Show Pony box, unfortunately. The Alice in Wonderland looks to be a set of 16 of their bestselling eyeshadows renamed with Alice names, plus travel size 24/7 eye pencils in Zero and Flipside and a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. The new Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a matte tawny shade. Karen, I’ve never tried the Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Which shade might you recommend for someone with a light cool complexion? Thanks, and have a great weekend, everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Dagnabbit, I knew that sucker looked familiar!!

      I gotta say I’m not crazy about UD’s original Primer Potion (find it hard to blend shadows in top of it), but a lot of women love it, so it might work for you as an all-purpose shadow base. Their Sin version, which I LOVE, could work if the pink doesn’t pull too warm on you: UD Sin swatch. Here’s a swatch of the original PP too, just so you can get an idea of the color in case you want it: UD PP swatch.

      Maybe consider Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. It’s practically translucent and works great! Here’s a review: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Review.

      Hope this helps!

  7. Lisa S. says:

    OK, I have a confession. I’m not the worlds biggest UD fan….. There I’ve said it.
    I love sparkle and flash maybe more than the next girl, but sometimes I think I should name myself Twinkle and swing around a pole when I wear UD. ;0)
    BUT, all that aside I would love to have the Alice in Wonderland shadow box simply for the cool flippy, pop up thing going on. AND UD mixed with more toned down stuff is highly wearable, so I may just have to have this palette.
    The Tarina Tarantino collection? oh you will be mine. (well at least some of it) It is so pretty and spring like!
    And lastly, I almost swooned when I saw the Clinique Fresh PIcked eye shadows. The colors are gorgeous and the embossing makes this almost too pretty to use.

    • Karen says:

      LOL, too funny! At first I felt that UD was too over-the-top for me, but once I got to know some of the more mellow colors I liked it. πŸ™‚

      How’s your Friday going so far?

      • Lisa S. says:

        Pretty awesome, cause its almost over! Me and the Hub man are going to my favorite wonderful all-you-can eat Asian buffet. I think I’m gonna try to talk him into seeing the movie “The Book of Eli” tonight too.

  8. Vanessa H says:

    Happy Friday!

    Ohh, I want all of those lipsticks! Just because they look pretty lol

    Any plans for the weekend?

    P.S. If you have a minute, can you please visit my blog and fill out my survey? It would mean so much to this newbie blogger πŸ™‚
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… Fun Friday Survey =-.

  9. Suji says:

    TGIF! I ordered UD’s Alice palette this morning and I’m psyched! Can’t wait to get it. I figured it out that I only have 6/16 shadows already, so that’s not making out too bad. Also It looks like UD’s Preen palette has the same shadows as in the Show Pony Shadow Box.

    Have a good weekend Karen!

  10. lexi says:

    Happy Friday!!
    This is a tough call – I desperately want the Alice in Wonderland palette because of my love for Alice but I already have the shadows from the Ammo/Half Baked palettes. Basically I would just be buying it for the theme. What do I do?

  11. Catherine says:

    Yay for Friday!!

    Love the look of those D&G lippies! They are so pretty… I’m trying to figure out how to hint to the SO that I’d like something pretty for our 3rd anni & Valentine’s day… LOL.

    I so love the look of the Preen palette – but it looks like it’s the same shades as Show Pony which I already decided to skip on. And aaaah. There is so much hype surrounding the Alice in Wonderland BOS but I already have all the shadows I’d want in it (or close enough) between my Get Baked and Deluxe palettes … except for Mushroom. LOL.

    Hope you have a fab weekend!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Stash Week: Face & Cheeks =-.

  12. Celine says:

    I was happy to hear about the Alice BOS until I saw I already had all the shades in the previous two Books of Shadows… boooo! I’ll save my money!
    .-= Celine’s last blog post… maravi: I hate… hate… HATE when there’s ONE episode of a show on the DVD. =-.

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