Car Selfies

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Three, two, one…CHEEESE!


LOL! I’m pretty sure the trucker who was stuck next to us on Highway 37 in bumper-to-bumper traffic thought I was a weirdo, but whatevs.

I took these last night as El Hub and I were on our way to dinner in Napa for our anniversary.

I literally only had, from start to finish, about 5 minutes to do my makeup before we left the house, so I blazed through this look figuring I’d be able to make any adjustments and fixes in the car on the way to the restaurant.

Of course, me being me, aka “always in a hurry and five minutes late,” I forgot my makeup bag at home.


Aaaand, I didn’t realize until after I looked closely at these pics that my brows were a little wackadoo, haha!

Oh, well.

Wish I could say that my makeup always turns out perfectly, but that’s so not the case, especially when I’m rushing.


I did finally get to break in Chanel New Moon, though, which I’m happy about. I patted it on bare lids (didn’t even have time to put down primer), and then smudged MAC Teddy liner on my lash lines.

That’s Chanel Malice on my cheeks and NARS Giza gloss, with MAC Gingerroot Cremestick Liner, on my lips.

Gingerroot is discontinued, but I love it so, so much… I only bust it out for special occasions.


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  1. Sylvia says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    New Moon keeps haunting me. I left it behind the last time I was at the Chanel counter (picked up Mirage instead) and I definitely regret it. Such a stunning shade!
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  2. Izzie says:

    Oh my, New Moon looks absolutely gorgeous paired with MAC Teddy. What a fantastic, yet quick and simple look.

    Hope you had an amazing anniversary! Here’s to many more!
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  3. DIVYA says:

    Happy Anniversary! hope you had a great time Karen! you look beautiful and polished.. and shouldn’t really bother with any more makeup! This is perfect! 🙂
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  4. Alison M says:

    Such a fresh look! Mr. M prefers this kind of makeup on me for dates anyway (though I rarely oblige, haha). Is your husband the same?
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  5. Sylirael says:

    I think your brows look just fine Karen 🙂 I wouldn’t have noticed anything if you hadn’t said it! The New Moon is looking pretty fab, and of course you always look great!

    Happy Anniversary!
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  6. Kim says:

    I hope you guys had a great time. And you look totally fab so forgetting your makeup bag just gave you one less thing to tote around. 🙂
    PS You’re killing me with the Malice. It’s all I could think of while buffing on my NARS today. I already felt like a traitor!

  7. fancie says:

    New Moon looks so pretty! I really like the look you created with it too.
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  8. Dee says:

    Happy Anniversary 🙂 I liked Mac Cheeky bugger from one of your pics and then learned soon after that its discontinued…Now I like this lipliner but thats gone too?:( love that lip combo!!
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  9. Happy Anniversary, Karen!! I just purchased Malice due to your recent review and am loving it as well :). Your makeup looks beautiful, especially for doing it in just 5 minutes — that’s amazingly fast!
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  10. Katherine M says:

    You look beautiful! I think some of my best looks were when I only had 5 minutes to do my makeup. It keeps things natural and you end up enhancing what you want/need to enhance! Happy anniversary!

  11. Tatiana says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    You look beautiful in these pics. I love the combo of New Moon w/Teddy. Hope you had a lovely dinner!

  12. Stacy B. says:

    Hi, Karen!

    I love the makeup look. Very soft, pretty colors. Happy Blessed Anniversary to you and El Hub and many, many more years together!

  13. Abby says:

    New Moon looks SO pretty on you! Wishing I would’ve picked this one up.

  14. Chelsea says:

    Happy anniversary! Love the look!

  15. Happy Anniversary dear.. u look fab .. brows are just fine!!
    Even when u r rushing u took time to do so much.. I just walk out with a liner and gloss.. 😛

    I love doing car selfies too.. 😀 😀
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  16. smeegal9 says:

    Happy Anniversary! Girl your minimal makeup is still amazing!

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