Emmys 2014: Pre-Show Prep and Live-Blog

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Welcome to the Emmys!

Tabs is red carpet ready, always.

Hi! I’m here at the Emmys in Los Angeles, trying to take as many pics as I can (because, seriously, when am I ever gonna do this again?). If I can get away with it without getting my butt kicked out, I’ll update this post (and Instagram) during and after the telecast, so refresh this page every once in a while. I’ll put the newest stuff at the top.

Update: 11:19 p.m.
Back from the Emmys and the Governor’s Ball and enjoying the best part after a fun and exciting evening — kicking off the shoes and peeling off the lashes. 🙂

Ahh… Thank you for coming along with me on my Emmys journey, and thanks to @dove for the opportunity.


Any day you take a selfie with George R.R. Martin qualifies as a good day for the #100happydays challenge, so shout-out to #day67. Goodnight!

And the Emmy for Best Supporting Cat Lady goes to…

Update: 10:44 p.m.
That time when Stef from @weheartthisdotcom and I went looking for John Hamm at the Emmys and couldn’t find him… Boo-hoo.

Update: 10:14 p.m.
Aarron Paul with his Emmy. Crazypants!

Judith Hill performing at the Governor’s Ball. Celeb sightings so far: Lucy Liu, Lisa Rinna, Naiomi Watts, Zac Posen and George RR Martin!

Update: 8:16 p.m.
Um…hi, George R.R. Martin! #gameofthrones

Heading to the Governor’s Ball… (I don’t really know what that is.)

Update: 7:53 p.m.
What happens right before the show goes live after commercials…

Update: 7:20 p.m.
Tribute to Robin Williams. *tears*

Update: 7:00 p.m.
I ain’t no holla back guuuuurl!

Update: 6:37 p.m.
Um…hi, Weird Al.

Game of Thrones shout-out. Where the hell are my dragons?!

Update: 6:22 p.m.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson just on stage! I think they’re both up against each other in the Best Actor in a Drama category for True Detective a little later… I loved that show.

My date for the evening… Isn’t he handsome? 🙂

Update: 5:54 p.m.
Sitting pretty close! Eeeek! Matthew McCon. is right there!

Update: 5:30 p.m.


Tabs will be providing red carpet commentary for E-Cat News….

Update: the pre-show getting ready stuff

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So! I had absolutely no idea what to do with my hair, but I always feel more comfortable when it’s down (it’s kind of like my security blanket), so when I sat down with hairstylist and makeup artist Jessica Johnston, I told her I was basically up for whatever, and she could just do her thang. As long as we could leave it down, then I was down for whatever.

Jessica and I ended up going for big hair. She did curls, half up, half down, with criss-crossed pins in the back. The curls look a little tight right now, but they should loosen up over time.

While I was in Jessica’s chair I asked her what her all-time favorite, can’t-live-without-it hair styling product is, and she said “Bed Head After Party,” which she said she loves for how shiny it makes hair and how well it tames flyaways (note to self: remember that).

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With my sweetpea, Stef from  weheartthisdot.com.

With my sweetpea, Stef from weheartthisdot.com.

A Jason Voorhees moment…

Oh, gosh. Is it Friday the 13th already? These Jason Voorhees-stle SKII masks are hella pricey, but they’re preternaturally good.

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After I do one, I swear my skin looks plumper and, I dunno, hydrated. Good stuff.

This one is from a three-piece Pitera Essential Set available now at Neiman Marcus. If you have a big event to go to, like a black-tie party or wedding, I think they’re pretty great.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. sarahc says:

    Wow! Those are great seats! You’re right there. If you see Bryan Cranston for me, tell him that his character behaved very badly on Breaking Bad lol!

  2. Katie says:

    KAREN. You. look. kick-@ss.

  3. Kat says:

    You look fantastic Karen! Love the makeup and dress! Hope you are having fun!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Kat! Thank you! It’s kinda freaky. Tabs and I are huge, HUGE TV buffs, so this is pretty exciting. Lots of fancy dresses in the audience. Sophia Vergara from Modern Family just walked on stage.

  4. Chelsea says:

    OMG, this is so amazing! You’re so close!

  5. Charlotte says:

    Your whole look is stunning! I’ll be checking this page and your instagram for updates 😀

  6. Rachel says:

    You look gorgeous, Karen! I love the pink dress on you! I have been using After Party since college, love how it smells!

  7. Rebecca says:

    I can feel it, this is going to be where Tabs gets a big break and turns up next season on GOT.

  8. Agata says:

    You look so beautiful Karen, like you actually belong on the red carpet! Hope you’re having tons of fun and I love your live updates! Cannot wait to read about the products you wore!
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  9. Debra says:

    Oh, Karen you look gorgeous. You belong on that stage too!

    Enjoy every minute!!

  10. You look so stunning and gorgeous, Karen!!! I know exactly what you mean about having your hair down and it being your security blanket — I feel the same about mine! I only wear it up to work out or to bike and I honestly feel a bit naked without it down! Thanks so much for sharing your Emmys experience with us — what an awesome experience!
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  11. I’m so glad you picked the pink dress Karen. It looks fabulous on you!! Love your hair as well.
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  12. Erin says:

    You look gorgeous! Do you remember what your makeup artist used on you?

  13. Fancie says:

    You look so gorgeous!! Love the accessories you picked and the hair flows with everything perfectly. It looks like you had so much fun. So glad you took lots of snaps so we could live through you lol
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  14. The way you look deserves an Emmy, Karen! 😀 Thanks for all the pics, this is so much fun to see!
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  15. Lauren says:

    This is so awesome, Karen! Hope you had an amazing time, I’m sure it was an unforgettable experience! I was trying to look for the gorgeous girl in hot pink in the crowd, but I’m sure you were just surrounded by adoring fans and that’s why I couldn’t find you. 🙂

  16. Laarni says:

    Whatta night!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome experience!!!
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  17. Trude says:

    Wow what an experience! You looked absolutely stunning (of course). Thanks for sharing all the peeks! (And OMG the creator!)

  18. Stephanie says:

    You look amazing! Pink is your color.

    I love that Tabs got to attend as well, he looked very handsome and right at home rubbing paws with other stars.

    What an exciting evening!

  19. Maritess Lee says:

    How glamorous going to the Emmy’s! Don’t you feel so beauty guru legit now??!

  20. Ashleigh says:

    I kept my eyes peeled for you when they scanned the audience! Sounds amazing and you look extra gorgeous! Cute selfie with GRRM too! I lol’d when they brought out a typewriter. 🙂

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