Published in: Connor Claire Store, Just For Fun

Huzzah! Today is a big day! πŸ™‚ The secret squirrel project I’ve been talking about is finally open.

If you like makeup, kitties and playful patterns as much as I do, have a look around.


I put my heart and soul into this project, and I hope you like it. Follow us (us = me, Tabs and the original Connor Claire) on Instagram @msconnorclaire, and tag #msconnorclaire to be featured.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jennifer says:

    Wow! I love it so, so much. The products look beautiful and clever!
    Who did the design work?

    Good luck!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      I did a lot of it. A good chunk was also done by one of the interns here in MBB, Anna Oh!

      • Rachel R. says:

        I knew I recognized Anna’s wonderful drawing style. <3

        • Karen says:

          She’s SO talented. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before a big brands snaps her up. I’ll get to say I knew her when…

          I hope that you’re having a nice Monday so far. It’s overcast and feels like fall here already. Hard to believe Halloween is right around the corner!

          • Rachel R. says:

            Anna’s gonna go far!

            It was cooler and more overcast here today, as well. We spent today finishing moving my friend. Tomorrow is our 25th wedding anniversary. We’re driving near Seattle and seeing Duran Duran in concert on the First, and we’ll stay the night.

  2. Elena says:

    How exciting Karen! Can’t wait to follow this new project. The designs are right up my alley! Can’t wait to pick some stuff up! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elena!

      Thanks, lady! I’m so happy to hear you like the designs. πŸ™‚ If you have any feedback on anything please feel free to shoot me an email.

      Have a happy Monday and a great week!

  3. Karrie says:

    I absolutely ❀️ it!! You have always been so talented!!

  4. Allison C says:

    You are so talented, Karen! I just love the iPhone case with the lipsticks. I’m hoping to get the new iPhone 7Plus when it comes out hopefully in the middle of September coz my old phone is on its last legs. Hope you’ll come out with the case in a larger size to fit it! Good luck in your new venture. I’m heading to IG to follow you
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  5. Iris says:

    The makeup tee is adorable! Cheers and congrats!

  6. Yelena says:

    CONGRATULATIONS KAREN! I am so happy for you and love the sight and love the fun designs. I’ve placed my first order and Can’t wait to receive it!

  7. whome? says:

    Congratulations Karen! Love love love it!

  8. kwmechelle says:

    Gurl, I just decided to put a pillow(s?) in my basket for the chair at my new vanity that I bought yesterday (!!!!). Soooo love your aesthetic. And this vid? It’s needs to be on the site, IMHO, so everyone can see the gorgeousness that is this trio. Hopefully, (fingers crossed), you continue to add more items to your store so you can #takeallmymoney. May this new venture bring you even more success & inter-webs global recognition. Now, if you will partner with Mophie & create a battery phone case pack for us Mophie users to have cute gear for our phones, that would be epic. Just have your people call their people 😎 Proud of ya, dude!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for the well wishes and the great feedback, Kwmechelle!

      So tell me about your new vanity!

      • kwmechelle says:

        So, have you heard of the site Offer Up? It’s like Craigslist but so much better, in my opinion. I liken it to an online yard sale. And I’ve furnished a great deal of my apartment through it. The vanity is a cute, white, antique table that has a pull out drawer. It also came with a matching white chair & both have blue accent details- stylishly applied The chair cushion is blue & the antique handle for the drawer is rustic & sits atop light blue paint as an accent color. Have no idea if that description made any sense. The best part was the price. Super economical & while I plan to upgrade one day, this is a good starter set. I plan to give it to my niece one day. I’d love something bigger but, dude, vanities aren’t cheap. Ideally, I’d love a crisp, white, mid-century modern desk that I could use as my make shift vanity. Found one or two that I like on Tar-Jay’s site. Oh, I’d also like it to have drawers to house all my non-essentials that I don’t plan to display. One day, grasshopper, one day…. πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          GIRL anything is better than Craigslist. I stopped using it after the phrase “Craigslist killer” became a cultural phenomenon. Back in the day (like waaaaaay back in 1999) it wasn’t scary, but now that I think about it, the things I did — things like going inside a stranger’s house with cash to buy a dresser — were kind of nuts. Anywho! Rando tangent.

          I haven’t heard of that site but I’m saving for furniture (the couch, etc.) so I’ll have to look into it. I think can picture your vanity. Are the legs curved? I get that sense.

          Also, have you heard of CB2? If you like modern it might be a fun place to look around:

          Also Cost Plus sometimes has some modern pieces, and if you wait for a sale you can get a pretty good deal. I recently picked up a pair of their Clear Evie Chairs and love them. So comfy and easy to clean (which is now a factor because of the little one).

          • kwmechelle says:

            Yep, yep. That’s exactly what the legs on the desk look like. I am not a fan of Craigslist. Offer Up has a lot of positives. The moderators of the site monitor activity on the app, which is what I use & the app is the only way I communicate with sellers. And they encourage that. Site moderators even “check in” on the conversation to make sure everything is on the up & up & to encourage users to meet in a public locale. I even picked up the vanity & chair at the police department. Everything being sold is pictured, which is another gripe that I have with Craigslist. And I can narrow my search to my vicinity & negotiate the price- which I’ve done with all but one purchase. Of course, I’m sure one could do this on Craigslist as well but the user interface of Offer Up is so much friendlier. I think there are also 15 or so categories, including an antique category, which is my personal fave. Buyers can rate sellers after they’ve made purchases & I love seeing pics of EVERY ITEM BEING SOLD. Of course, somethings are crap. But several users are *certified* through the Offer Up site for reliability & authenticity. *steps off podium giving infomercial* The CB2 site had me at Lemny Kravitz. World Market is such a great store. Never knew they had a site. Wish I still lived in an area where I could just walk in. Think I saw your chair in the promo vid? It’s quite fab. I hope to buy its cousin one day, complete with a faux fur throw. And a decorative pillow from 😎 Gonna check out Cost Plus.

  9. Leah G. says:

    Congrats Karen! Love the new shop! πŸ™‚

  10. Suzanne C says:

    OMG, Karen, I love it!!! Congratulations! Maybe I should just start having my paycheck sent to you, because I’m going to have to have all the things.

  11. krutika says:

    Congratulations Karen! Love what you did with all the designs and so happy and proud of you.. it’s also really nice that you are back to blogging on a regular basis– missed them…

    Hope this endeavor of yours is as successful as ever.. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Krutika,

      Thank you! I’ve missed blogging on a regular basis too. I’m very excited about jumping back in.

      Hope you’re having a great day so far!

  12. Yay, this is awesome! Congratulations, Karen!!! Everything looks AMAZING!
    I wish you much success with this new project, you deserve it.
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  13. Sakura says:

    Cool, I love your lifestyle brand! I wish great success with your new project! The items are really so cute! I will definitely be recommending it to all of my friends especially those down at the animal shelter.

  14. Grace says:

    OMGosh Connor Claire laughing it up in the video is too precious!!!! Karen I didn’t know you were a designer, you’re really good!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Grace,

      I think Tabs has been a good mentor to Connor, LOL! He’s taught her almost everything he knows about working the camera. πŸ˜‰

      I’ve always enjoyed drawing and have done it for fun. So glad to be able to share this with you and all the gals here.

  15. Jaclyn levy says:

    Wow, you are a rock star business woman! Have new baby? Check! Publish an awesome blog? Check! Start my own freaking lifestyle brand? Check!!! Incredible and so inspiring. You’re amazing and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  16. Pav says:

    omg Karen! Can’t wait to have them all! My fav is the lipstick swatch-a-thon mug, love it!

    All the best to you, I’m sure this is going to be amazing! Congratulations!

  17. Colleen says:

    Congratulations and best wishes ! Love it and placed an order. I was hoping from the sneak peeks the at you were opening an on line store.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Colleen for your well wishes and your support! I really hope that you’re happy with your order.

      Sending you a big hug over the internet!

  18. Rachel R. says:

    Such cute stuff! Congrats!

  19. Ashleigh says:

    Yay! *throws confetti* I spy a few things I’m going to be picking up soon! Thanks Karen, congrats on seeing your 2nd baby (the not-so-vocal Connor Claire) come to fruition!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Ashleigh! In a way this does feel like having another baby! It took months of prep and I’m so relieved now that it’s out. LOL!

      I hope that you find something to love when you’re looking around.

      Happy Monday to ya and have a wonderful week!

  20. Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations Karen, I am so excited for you! I love your ideas…thank you for bringing them to life so the rest of us can enjoy them too. Many of us want to do more with our life and we just dream about; you actually did something. You are an inspiration. I will feel inspired and motivated every time I wear that cute palette kitty racer back tee! Or maybe I’ll just sleep in it, I dunno : ). Again, congratulations and thank you for bringing your thoughts to life!!!!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you, Mary Ann! It’s been such an adventure opening up the store — a long and crazy ride. Thank you for your support. I hope you love the palette kitty racer back tee! I like to layer mine with a super cute bralette underneath, and a denim button down shirt on top.

      Purrs from Tabs, and hugs from me and Connor Claire (the baby, LOL)!

      • Mary Ann says:

        I can’t even imagine the ride, but so glad you did it! I will love the kitty tee and look forward to future goodies. Oh thanks for fashion idea! I see VS just came out with new bralettes so I’ll have to check them out meow. Oh and how awesome are you for Tabs Angels!!!!! Bless your heart and may your kindness come back to you ten fold.

        Hugs back to you, Connor Claire, and Tabs from me and my brood of 4 kitties!

  21. Chris25 says:

    I already see at least 3 things I want! You bet I’m gonna do a blog post for you once I order. πŸ™‚
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  22. Efrain says:

    It’s probably too late but GURL I’M IMPRESSED, Alisson and I loved your products and now we’re saving for that slay T-shirt and also for the ones to the shelter. We need an excuse to buy moar stuff, and that’s also happening with Viva Glam I may or may not thinking about buying all the nude/pink lipsticks and the two Arianna’s glosses. By the way do you know where I can apply as a volunteer at MAC AIDS fund.

    P.S. Our hearts melted when Connor appear on the video. Also do you have a size guide?

  23. Kelly B. says:

    Congrats, Karen! I’m so excited for you, I love that you don’t stop the hustle and keep coming out with this amazing content – and now products?! Congrats for making it happen! ❀
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  24. Barbara says:

    I literally squealed out loud when I saw the website. This is amazing!! My favorite beauty blogger now sells the cutest stuff? I can’t believe it!! I already know the stuff I want to buy. πŸ™‚

  25. Goodness gracious holysmoke! Great work, lady! Everything looks fun fun fun.
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  26. Becky says:

    As if you weren’t awesome enough already, Karen! Amazing!! I love the t-shirt designs! Do you ship to the UK?!
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  27. Florence says:

    Congratulation! Americans are really fortunate!But don’t let Tabs work too hard!Have a nice journey with your new project.

  28. Kate & Zena says:

    Congratulations Karen! The site looks beautiful! I love all of the cute shirts!

    I love the Dear Tabby t-shirt! I especially love it comes in other colors aside from yellow! I’m not sure a small would fit me though; I’m so tiny! (I mean, let’s face it, I went to Temple Lipizzan and bought a youth’s LARGE. Sigh.)

  29. Noooooooooooooooooooooo! πŸ˜€ This is SO awesome, Karen, congratulations!!! The website looks amazing. I MUST get my hands on some of your stuff πŸ™‚
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  30. Kim says:

    Congrats again! It’s a great site and I’m so glad that you’re getting to combine all your loves/passions. πŸ™‚
    PS It’s awesome that Anna contributed to the project, too. I love her stuff!

  31. That is amazing! I recognize Annas influence, now that you mentioned it in the comments above. Everything is so playful.
    Oh, and the TabbyΒ΄s Angels line is an amazing thought.
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  32. Katherine M says:

    Totally loving it! I will be checking it out πŸ™‚ I am so happy for ya girlfriend!

  33. anusha says:

    Congratulations! !

  34. Maria says:

    Congratulations Karen! I am going to check out your site. I wish you much success πŸ™‚

  35. Lauren says:

    I’m so excited for you and Connor Claire!! Congratulations!! Your hair is to die for!!

  36. Tracy V. says:

    Dang! Are you a mind reader? How did you know I needed another adorable cat themed bag in my life!? Loves! <3

  37. denise S says:

    Love you’re new site! I will definitely pick up a few items for me and my cat crazy daughter. Got ideas for Christmas gifts too! Baby girl looks adorable when she laughs, priceless!

  38. Trude says:

    Congratulations Karen!! I don’t know where the heck you find the time, girlfriend. You’re an amazing production machine! πŸ™‚
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  39. Congrats, Karen! Wishing you all the best in this new journey x
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  40. Yay! These designs are so cute. You’re going to be the next Lisa Frank!

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