Saturday Surfing and Scarab Beetles

Published in: Just For Fun, Makeup

Photo by Eye of Einstein

Good morning, girl. Can I run something by you? I’m working on a new song called Water Makes the Cats Go Cray-Cray, and it goes a little something like this (HIT IT!):


Rain been fallin’ all week long
Been stuck inside ever so long
Yearnin’ for a change

Turkeys walkin’ past my window
My assistant doesn’t get my lingo
It’s time for me to bust a move
And break out of this funky groove

Cats like me don’t like the rain
But not because it’s such a pain
We just need more to entertain
Our minds before we go insane
Sing it with me now!

Meow, meow, meow, meow
Meow, meow, meow
Meow, meow, meow, meow
Meow, meow, meow

No kidding, Tabs has gone full-on crazy! The rain’s turned my sweet tabby into a 15-pound terror. He runs around the condo like he’s being chased by invisible dogs and chirps at the windows incessantly as if he’s talking to the clouds.

I know he wants outside, but when we have gone out, he won’t walk because everything’s so wet. He’s caught in a kitty catch-22.

Speaking of things bugging Tabs, I was sure he’d like the creepy crawly scarab beetle decorating these products from Illamasqua’s new 15-piece Art of Darkness collection, but I was wrong. I think the packaging totally works, but Tabs disagrees. What do you think?

illamasqua art of darkness

illamasqua art of darkness

illamasqua art of darkness
Clockwise from bottom left: Pure Pigment in Ore, Pure Pigment in Alluvium, Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic, False Lashes No. 23, Lipstick in Disciple, Liquid Metal in Resolute

illamasqua art of darkness
Lipstick in Disciple

illamasqua art of darkness
Swatches from left: Pure Pigment in Ore, Pure Pigment in Alluvium, Liquid Metal in Resolute

illamasqua art of darkness
Liquid Metal in Resolute, Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic, Lipstick in Disciple

I’m not sure what to make of the blue lipstick… Would you wear it? Wait — before you answer, there’s a break in the storm! Care to catch some e-waves with me? I gotta get my cardio while I can. 😉

Saturday Surfing: Sites I Surfed Today

  • Add this to the list of things that make you go, “What the frak!?” (right after man Spanx): a hair salon where the stylists are all topless. Um, yikes!
  • Man, I was really hoping I’d never see these Freddy Krueger nails again, but I guess that was too much to hope for.
  • When I worked at a literary agency (let me tell you — A LOT goes into those book covers), I got to see how books are made from start to finish. Here’s a historical look at the evolution of book covers for classic kids novels like Sweet Valley High. Neat to see how styles, colors, fonts and illustrations have/haven’t changed…
  • Cat eyes are having a major moment right now. Here’s how to get the look in two easy steps!

Have a great day today! Hope you find some time to just relax. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Amber says:

    Tabs — you’re an actor, model AND songwriter? Is there any end to your talent?

    I LOVE the scarab packaging because I’m a total insect nerd. Hate pointy nails.
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  2. Nina says:

    Tabs – youre all set to take Justin Bieber’s place! 🙂

    the Hubs is particularly fond of scarab beetles and so when i read the title of your post, i got excited! ill probly check this out and maybe write Santa that I want it for my Christmas stocking! 🙂

  3. Melissa W. says:

    I feel as though you either need to be very, very different/interesting/deep/serious to wear that lipstick (reciting beat poetry in a cafe) or you need to be very young. I am not those things so I would never wear it. But the lip gloss looks fab.
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  4. Marian says:

    Tabs is one talented kitty!
    I just love everything about Illamasqua except that it’s not for this old gal. If only I were younger…….

  5. Heidi says:

    Missy has requested to do backing vocals on what is sure to be a smash hit for Tabs. She’s been meowing, whining, chirping, and growling at the rain and the heater since yesterday. She’s finally taking a nap… whew!

    I’m loving all of the Illamasqua products shown and I’m someone could pull of the blue lips, but, alas, that someone would not be me….

  6. Lucie says:

    Hermetic and Disciple are at the top of my wish list! Really I don’t think blue lipstick is much more kooky than purple lipstick…we’ve just gotten used to it so it seems more normal.

  7. danielle says:

    karen did you get a mocha in the drive thru today? i think i met you but i didnt get a chance to ask so im not sure if that was you :/ if so i was feelin kinda starstruck lol 😀 if not oops my bad .

  8. Celine says:

    Yup, both my kitties have been darting around the house all apeshit as well. What is it with cabin fever that makes them nuts?

    Topless hairdressers? But what happens when they wave around a curling iron too crazy? *shudders*
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