A Makeup and Beauty Break in San Francisco

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Happy Friday, ya’ll! We made it! At this very moment I’m heading out the door for a short trip into San Francisco. I’m bound for Union Square to have lunch with a friend and to do some much-needed shopping. My need for new pants has reached code red status; if I don’t get a new pair of khakis and some lightweight jeans ASAP, my bum will riot! I’ve been falling out of every pair of pants I own, and that is NOT CUTE.

I need your help! I plan to swing by a few makeup counters today. If you have any urgent makeup recommendations for me, lemme know in the comments. With my trusty Crackberry/Blackberry, I’ll get your suggestions in milliseconds. Dang, don’t you love living in the digital age? I sure do, most of the time. Pony Express would so not cut it.


Check in later today for a review of Shu Uemura’s UV Under Base and whatever other gems I discover in the city.

Hope you’re having a great day so far!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. TUPRNUT says:

    Hey Shopping Girl!

    I’d love to hear what you think about the new MAC Mineralize Foundation. We won’t get it here until the end of the month, darnit!

    Good look with the pants shopping… I’m in some major need of khakis, too… but no luck yet!

  2. TUPRNUT says:

    Ooo.. another thought… how about the Cargo Blu Ray collection?

  3. Amanda says:

    Ok, here’s a brief list of some makeup items I’m wanting for myself…(some due to your blog postings!)

    laura mercier flat eyeliner brush
    laura mercier secret brightening powder
    bobbi brown malted cream eyeshadow
    korres mascara in blue-black
    tons o’ shu: a peach rouge unlimited lipstick (need to figure out which color), eyeshadows IR green 450 and M olive 470, sheer red gloss-either the one you posted or maybe sweet cherry
    fresh sugar baby lipgloss
    becca tuberose eye and lip cream-new, not on website yet but might be at counters?
    becca daiquiri lipgloss
    and finally bare escentuals buxom babes lip tints spf set-4 new mini glosses for summer (on sephora’s website)

    and I agree tuprnut, I love cargo. Just saw a NEWER set on sephora-melt proof collection! not in stock yet, so not sure if it will be in stores. here:

    whoa-that’s a big list, LOL, not brief. have a great time and let us know what goodies you find!

  4. Hey Karen,

    Have fun pretty lady, hope ur trying on a sexy pair of pants as I type this!!! i♥makeup’s last blog post..Clint Fernandes Gives us Four Different Looks

  5. Tanya says:

    Have a great trip!!! I don’t have any suggestions to add, so have a great time 🙂

    Tanya’s last blog post..Style Dupe: Carolina Herrera.

  6. Megan says:

    Have you ever used shadow insurance by too faced? I heard it was better than UDPP because it works and because it’s still blendable so it’s better for other looks. I’d like to see a real review of it though. Also… I’ve been thinking of branching out into more colored mascaras as I’ve been seeing a ton of them. So maybe if you have any recommendation on them…or if you did a look based around one, that would be cool. 🙂

    Have fun! I hope you’re enjoying the day off. We have beautiful weather here in DC and I don’t want to be at work!!! Almost out of here though!

  7. Aleks says:

    Hey Karen!

    Man, it’s been a while! Somehow our internet access was down for over a week and this week I’ve been ill (a bad flu) so haven’t really been online. What’s up? Lots of great posts you’ve made while I was gone. 🙂 I think you asked me whether I’ve found a summer job or not. Well, nothing yet, but I’m still hoping for the best! 🙂 I’ll keep you posted, tho. That’s so great you’ll get to go to SF and do some shopping and meet a friend. That’s what Fridays (and whole weekends) are for! Let us know what you got. Hey, I do have a suggestion, actually. Would be cool to hear what you think about the Lancôme Color Fever Shine l/s (308 Rose Explosion) in case you haven’t checked it out yet. I think I’ll be buying it soon. 😉

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Aleks’s last blog post..Smokin’ hawt

  8. temi says:

    Hey Karen. Pls check out the dior counter.I’m dying to know more about thei summer collection.

  9. Glosslizard says:

    You lucky girl, what a gorgeous day to spend in SF! 🙂 Hope you get something fabulous!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    I peeped the Blu Ray collection at Sephora. It’s an interesting concept — I just wish they had more color selection! I thought the Lip Gloss palette looked cute (but why couldn’t they put it in a tube, arrrghh!).

    I did check out the MAC Mineralize Foundation (Loose). At first it made me a little nervous because the powder looked very sparkly, but after seeing it on a MAC makeup artist with my skin tone I thought I’d give it a try (it looked very natural on her). I plan on trying it out this week and using my skunk brush to apply it.

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for your list! I didn’t make it to the Becca counter (tears) because of the pants situation (sigh). But I plan on going into the city in the next few weeks and hopefully I will be able to snag the tuberose eye and lip cream.

  12. Karen says:

    Thanks Iheartmakeup! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend girl!

  13. Karen says:

    Thanks, Tanya! How’s your weekend been? Do anything exciting or fun?

  14. TUPRNUT says:

    Yeah- I don’t like applying ANY lip product with a brush… so I agree with you on this one! There was a girl on Specktra.net who used some of the Blu Ray products and they looked amazing on her. Thanks for checking!

    Can’t wait to see your results with the new MAC foundation. I’ve heard that it contains some ingredients that aren’t friendly with acne-prone skin. Boo. That alone kind of freaks me out. But I love the concept and it’ll be interesting to see how MAC did in the mineral world.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    I picked up the Too Faced and have been using it with some cream and powder shadows from Clinique for the past two days and so far it’s pretty good!

    I am currently “researching” (LOL) colored mascaras! Hopefully I can find some good ones this week!

    Have a good day off tomorrow. Enjoy your Monday! 🙂

  16. Victoria says:

    Hey Karen,
    How about the good in bed moisturizer by prescriptives..I have a mail out thing for a complimentary small size I just haven’t made it over there.Also curious about the Mac Mineralize foundation, also Fresh mascara. Hope you had a great weekend.

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