Category: Just For Fun

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 437

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 NINE (!) 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. How do you feel about spidery lashes?
    Maybe I’m not rock ‘n’ roll enough for ’em. I see them in magazines and Instagram and think, “Ooh, artsy! I should try that,” but then I try them, and I feel like it looks like a hot mess.

    Also, I spend my entire life trying to remove clumps from my lashes, so I don’t understand purposeful clumps.

  2. Have you ever worn a gymnastics leotard in public?
    You’d think the answer to this would be “yes.” I mean, why wouldn’t one wear a gymnastics leotard in public, even if they weren’t a gymnast?

    But the real answer is “no, I have not.” 🙂

    I think I have the height to be a gymnast (I’m 5’1″), but I don’t have any of the jumping or the prancing ability…or really any of the skills whatsoever.

  3. What was your favorite thing about the Olympics?
    Lots of things, but I loved hearing how everybody behind the scenes liked Usain Bolt. He’s supposed to be a really nice guy.

    I heard this one story where he’s being interviewed, and he hears the US national anthem being played in the background, so he stopped the interview so that they could listen to the anthem.

    I just thought that was very respectful and very cool.

  4. How many earrings are you wearing today?
    Two (I just have one piercing per ear), and they’re studs, so they’re hidden underneath my new haircut.

    I need to get some new hoops.

  5. Do you prefer little purses or big purses?
    The struggle is so real!

    OK, with little purses, I’m forced to edit down to the bare essentials, which is great, right, when you need to mobile? But with big purses, you can just keep stuffing them with everything and the kitchen sink.

    So I’m going to go with little purses.

    No, wait! Scratch that. I’m going with big purses, because I’d rather be prepared than not be prepared.

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

1. How do you feel about spidery lashes?
2. Have you ever worn a gymnastics leotard in public?
3. What was your favorite thing about the Olympics?
4. How many earrings are you wearing today?
5. Do you prefer little purses or big purses?

Time to head back to the kitchen now because even though I already drank a huge cup of coffee…it was decaf, and it’s not really doing anything for me, so tea it is! 🙂

What are you drinking this morning? How was your weekend, by the way? Let’s have a good week, shall we?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. OMG, all of the reds! —-> Chanel Le Rouge N°1 Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

P.P.S. Would you wear red eyeshadow? Yeah…I think I would if it was Chanel.

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 411

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

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As Tabs climbs the stairs a little slower and slower every day in his senior years, I catch myself thinking about his life and hoping that he’s had a happy life, even though we moved him away from his kittenhood home in Mill Valley, where he lived outdoors and slept beneath the stars.

I know he’d love nothing more than to spend every waking hour outside.

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I wish I could read his little kitty brain and ask him, “Tabs, are you happy?”

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I know he’s always loved going for walks, and he’s a good leash cat, but it’s not the same as when he lived full-time outside.

Just to give him his own little slice of outdoor heaven, I’ve tried to turn our back deck into a tabby paradise, and I think he enjoys it…

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 436

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 NINE (!) 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. Whom would you like to kiss at this very second?
    I’d like to give my mom a kiss on the cheek and a big hug, too, while I’m at it.
  2. What blush do you have in your makeup bag?
    MAC Gingerly, which I put in my bag before I left for the hospital when Connor was born, and it’s been in there ever since. It’s a natural-looking matte peachy brown, and whenever I wear it, I feel like I look like I’ve been prancing through a field with some deer and sh*t.

    It’s my mission in life to not look like I have two painted little circles on the apples of my cheeks…although I’m not always successful at that, LOL!

    Yes, I have gone outside looking ridiculous, I admit it.

  3. What are you smelling right now?
    The best scent in the whole entire world: baby hair. I’m baby greedy, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
  4. Are you looking forward to the new Gilmore Girls episodes?
    Hell, yeah! I’m about to put it on the calendar today, and I don’t think it comes out till November.

    I even plan to get a bottle of wine from TJ’s that I’ll crack open on that very special occasion.

  5. Can you do a push-up or a pull-up?
    Once upon a time, I could do both.

    Not at the same time, mind you, because this is not American Ninja Warrior or anything, and I’m not about to go up the salmon ladder…but I did have decent upper body strength at one time.

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

1. Whom would you like to kiss at this very second?
2. What blush do you have in your makeup bag?
3. What are you smelling right now?
4. Are you looking forward to the new Gilmore Girls episodes?
5. Can you do a push-up or a pull-up?

What’s up, my friend? Monday morning! I feel like doughnuts…and croissants…and cake.

Remember the way you used to feel when you and your friends would nail your homemade choreography to the Spice Girls? — like you’d just conquered the freakin’ planet? I hope this week feels like that for you. 🙂

If this was old-school, I’d leave you a note in your locker to tell you to “Have a good week!”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 410

Published in: Just For Fun, Tabs

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After winning his gold medal in the butt showing competition this week in Rio, Tabs returned home to a hero’s welcome.

The president of his official fan club, a Ms. Connor Claire, organized the celebratory festivities, and all she asked for in return was an autograph, which Tabs was kind enough to provide.

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If You Had to Apply a Full Face of Makeup Using Just Your Fingers, How Would You Rate Your Makeup Skills on a Scale of 1-10?

Published in: Just For Fun

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I’m talking foundation, brows, eyeliner, shadow, blush, bronzer — THE WORKS — and with 1 being “ruh-roh!” and 10 being full-on runway ready realness.

And no brushes or beautyblenders or Q-tips or brow or lash combs or mascara wands. Absolutely no accoutrements whatsoever. Just your digits!

Like, you can’t even use a pencil either. You’d have to touch the tip of the pencil with your finger and then use that on your face.

Yeah, let the difficulty of that task marinate for a second…

Overall, I think I could do OK-ish if I were to just use my paws, but I mean, would I be able to pull off graphic cat eyeliner and six shadows intricately blended on my lids?

Um…no.

But I think if I were to just stick to cream products, like a couple of cream shadows, a cream blush and a bronzer, I could probably hit a 6 on a scale of 1-10. The brows would probably definitely be a hot mess, obviously.

How do you think you’d do?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy Caturdaaaaay!

Good morning, fellow feline enthusiast. I’ve got cats on the brain even more than usual today…

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One reason is this video my friend Jane over at Daly Beauty shared with me of comedian Kate McKinnon talking about her cat Nino.

All I have to say is Kate totally gets me. 🙂

What are you up to this weekend? I’m just about on my way to the East Bay to visit my folks for the afternoon. Connor Claire will be meeting her great-grandmother for the first time. We’re all very excited about it.

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