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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 314

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Sundays with Tabs

Oh, sweet relief. Finally, a weekend to myself — except for Greg, my favorite petsitter. He lets me have all the gravy I can handle…and I can handle a lot of gravy.

My assistants are out of town visiting kin up north, so I spent a relaxing weekend lounging, watching birds and consuming large quantities of food.

I needed this…

The humans will be home soon, so I’m just trying to enjoy these last few hours with Greg and his magical hands (he gives the best deep-tissue kitty massages).

Out of curiosity, have you read the new issue of Vogue Cat? Did you happen to notice the dashing superkitty model on page 23? Yup, ’tis I. Just one of my many recent kitty modeling jobs. Here are pics of the others.


I’m sure you will. :)



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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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Rise and shine, morning glory. It’s the crack of dawn!

El Hub and I sneaked away for a couple days up to Redding to visit family, so greetings from Redding! — the second sunniest city in the United States, and the home of the Sundial Bridge.

Tabs is holding down the fort back at MBB headquarters and (of course) ordering his petsitter around.

In other news, coffee. Have you had yours yet today? We’re here at my in-laws house, and I’m the only one awake (it’s only 7 a.m.), so I’m wondering…do I want to make the coffee myself, or should I wait for someone else?


Yes, these are the decisions of great importance that I make on a daily basis, LOL! :)

Have a great day today, my friend, whatever you’re doing, and good luck in the giveaway. Talk to you soon.

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What’s a Hairstyle You Haven’t Tried Yet But Would Like To?

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I’ll take one of those elaborately braided Katniss Everdeen hairdos. Either that, or an effortless, messy boho fishtail braid.

I’m kind of regretting not trying something like that when my hair was longer a few months ago, but I didn’t have the patience to attempt it myself… When it comes to intricate or complicated braiding, my hair patience usually ends around the 5-minute braided bun mark.

What’s a hairstyle you haven’t tried yet but would like to?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



P.P.S. Speaking of The Hunger Games, and no, I’m not referring to Tabs, guess what’s coming out soon? :)

What Are Your Favorite Everyday Accessories?

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Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace (1)

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

The everyday accessories — the necklaces, bracelets, shoes, rings, purses, hair pins, glasses, hats or what have you — that you wear on the daily.

My shoes and purse situations are ever-changing, and to a large degree it depends on what I’m doing on any given day, but for jewelry, there are a few particular pieces I wear all the time.

Those are my wedding and engagement rings, a pair of square gumdrop studs by Kate Spade (Only $38! I love the heck out of these.) and the Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace in the pic at the top.

There’s also an Anne Klein watch that my brother and his sweetheart got me for my last birthday that sees a lot of action…

All together, these are the things that regularly satisfy my bling monster. :)

How about you? What are your favorite everyday accessories?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Of course there’s also my iPhone (in a basic black, boring case that gives me some extra battery life), which I’m never without for long.

Dastardly Dilemmas: You Can Only Have One Bath or Shower Product for the Rest of Your Life. What Is It?

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El Hub would probably (absolutely, definitely) say that most of the 20-some-odd bath and body products in our shower are unnecessary, but I have to politely disagree. That man may be able to survive on a single bar of soap, but I can’t. I NEED EVERY DAMN THING IN THERE.

You don’t even know. Without the proper care and attention, my hair goes wild! I’m talking star of its own show on Animal Planet. I’d have hairy hobbit toes, too. And without the right scented bath products? Huh uh. I don’t want to smell like overripe peaches.

So, yeah, this is a tough one for me… Do I pick the razor, (’cause sister is hairy), or hair conditioner, or soap, or one of the other things in my shower?

If this were the end times, like if things were really, REALLY bad, I’d go with a good cleanser, like Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, and use it on my face, body and hair. I’d stockpile bottles of that stuff.

Then, and this is totally fair game because I didn’t say anything about DIY or kitchen products, I’d condition my crazy mane with olive or coconut oil.

This is assuming, of course, that I’d be able to find some (post-apocalyptic Karen would be crafty), and then I’d trim my rogue body hair with a sharp knife or a pair of tweezers, which I could also use as an anti-zombie weapon in a pinch.

If this were some other kind of situation, like if an eccentric billionaire said to me, “Karen, I’ll give you $10 million if you only use one bath or shower product for the rest of your life,” then I’d still go with soap…but I’d spend some of my millions on waxing and deep conditioning treatments at the salon. :)

Dastardly dilemmas: You can only have one bath or shower product for the rest of your life. What is it?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy hump day!

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