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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 388

Published in: Just For Fun

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You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. Are you more polished or punk rock?
    Polished, for sure.

    But I think there’s a little punk rocky part of me waiting to come out one of these days, upon which she will start a revolution. 😉

  2. Houndstooth or leopard print?
    I feel like it would violate a sacred covenant of cat lady-dom to say anything but leopard print, but it’s leopard print…

    MEOW!

  3. Bun or braids?
    Braids please! — preferably messy ones.

  4. When was the last time you wore false lashes?
    Just last week. I’m still clawing and scratching my way outta my makeup rut, and I thought that putting on a pair of Eylure 117s would help.

    They did, but I haven’t worn falsies in months, so it took longer than usual… I’m out of practice.

    It’s a perishable skill, you know, false lash application? You gotta do it regularly, or else the muscle memory thing with all the atrophy and stuff. Whatever. :)

  5. Something that made you laugh over the weekend?
    Not just laugh. I cracked up for 20 minutes!

    I was doing some cleaning when I struck gold. I came across some old handwritten notes that my friend Jen and I passed back and forth in high school band. The notes were buried in a random file folder labeled “Misc stuff that I’m holding onto for god knows what,” which, now that I think about it, was a perfect label for that file.

    Jen and I used to sit next to each other in band and would pass written notes back and forth to each other during rehearsal, and we did this almost every day for years.

    One of the notes was written shortly after we’d gone on a double-date with two brothers from school (we went to a musical; I think it was Camelot), and the note was about how the date went, and how were were enamored with these boys (SO LAME). There were also random references to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, and wanting to read so-and-so’s letter to so-and-so.

    Just the mundane but now hilarious stuff from the minds of two 17-year-old girls.

Le List

Your turn. :) Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!

1. Are you more polished or punk rock?
2. Houndstooth or leopard print?
3. Bun or braids?
4. Last time you wore false lashes?
5. Something that made you laugh over the weekend?

Good morning to you, my friend! Happy Monday. It’s the last day of August, and it feels a little bittersweet to me. Where did the summer go?

My main goal for today is pretty unambitious. I just want smooth sailing. Low stress — not that I’m feeling particularly anxious or anything. I’m just not in the mood to stress.

So my wish for you (and for myself) is to have a peaceful, productive day. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 361

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

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Talent.

What is “talent”?

Mysterious. Hard to define. That certain je ne sais quoi that only some cats have. Just look at all of the kitty models who never quite make it to supermodel status, and all of those broken hearts and broken dreams… Tabs has a great eye for discovering talent, believe it or not, and throughout his career as the world’s first and foremost plus-size kitty model, he has cultivated a number of talented photographers, kitty models, cat actors and designers. You just don’t hear about them all the time because he’s not the braggy type.

His latest discovery is poised to set the photography world on fire. Tabs found him through an underground network of feline friends and professionals because, you know, he’s a cat from the street. He likes to keep his ears and paws close to the ground where the action is. He’s not just about Chanel and Dior and that jet-set life. No matter what, he never forgets where he came from.

So he started hearing about this photographer named Z.

Yes, that’s his real name. Not “Zi” or “Zee.” It’s just the letter Z. He’s so mysterious…

Z has this really unique photography style, and Tabs, being part talent scout, spotted it from a mile away. He knew that Z was destined to be a big star in the photography world, so Tabs commissioned a series of portraits for Z to do, and because Tabs doesn’t do anything halfway, he had the corporate jet fly out to New York to pick Z up (he’s from Brooklyn, apparently), and fly him out here to the West Coast.

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Comment to Win a $50 eGift Card From MAC! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Givenchy, Just For Fun

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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. It’s going to be a beautiful day!

I know this because it’s Caturday, and Caturdays are the best. :)

How’s it going this morning? OK, movie share time… I saw a pretty good one on iTunes last night called Z for Zachariah. It’s a post-apocalyptic thriller set after a nuclear war. A young woman (Margot Robbie) survives alone with her dog on her family’s farm in a secluded, idyllic mountain valley that was spared the fate the befell the area around it, which is now a radioactive wasteland. One day another survivor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) — the only other survivor the woman has seen in a year — happens upon the valley, and she’s overjoyed to finally have human companionship again. They start to build a life together.

Then another dude shows up (Chris Pine, aka Captain Kirk), and BOOM! — love triangle, and all hell breaks loose, haha!

It’s good though. Good science fiction.

In other news, I’m heading out to my parents’ house in a little while for a visit. I hope you’re doing something fun this weekend.

I can’t believe it’s almost September! Where did this summer go?

Prize

  • One (1) MAC eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

$50 MAC eGIFT CARD

Rules

  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Have you ever worn a karate gi or judogi?
    • Something that made you very happy this week?
    • If you could shapeshift at will into your choice of three things, what would they be?
    • Have you been waiting for anything to go on sale?
    • Three of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen?
    • Complete the sentence, “If I were a __________ I would __________.”
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Does Your Significant Other Have Any Grooming Habits That You Wish You Could Change?

Published in: Just For Fun

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GURL, you don’t even know…

I love El Hub to bits, but “Great Caesar’s ghost!” — I wish I could get that man to trim his toenails.

It drives me absolutely freakin’ crazy! They’re like Wolverine’s claws, and sometimes in bed when our feet cross paths, he’ll actually scratch my legs!

On the one hand/claw, they’ve come in handy for certain things like April Fool’s pranks, but I can’t take it anymore. They’re one of the banes of my existence. I have no idea why this man, who is generally clean for a straight guy who doesn’t really care about grooming, has toenails this long. He says he just forgets to cut them, but how can that be? — because the moment I notice that my toenails have gotten even the slightest bit long, they start to bother me.

So this is my longwinded way of saying that I wish El Hub would just cut his damn toenails already.

How about you? Does your significant other have any grooming habits you wish you could change?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. TGIF! 🌻

Super Blocky, Angular, Super Sharp Brows: A Do or a Don’t?

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They’re everywhere on YouTube and Instagram! — crisp, blocked-out brows carved with concealer and filled in with various brow products that start at a sharp, narrow point and build out to a well-defined tail. Sometimes there’s also a steep, sharp angle in the arch.

They’re all about the drama. BIG brows that look right at home with big glam makeup like falsies, contouring, highlighting, winged liner — the whole shebang — and they’re the shizz now on social media.

I haven’t gone all the way to full-on big glam Instagram brows myself, but I’ve gotten pretty close a few times. When I’m feelin’ it, I will fill mine in and carve out the tops and bottoms with concealer, or fill the tails with a gel for definition, but I have yet to go all out, and I don’t think I will. I just don’t think it’s a look for me. Brows like that can look bangin’ and balanced on some people, but whenever I do something similar, all I can see are brows, brows, BROWS!

So I guess for me, full-throttle Instagram brows are a don’t.

What’s your stance on super blocky, angular, super sharp brows? Are you into ’em? Are they a do or a don’t?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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