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Seven Random Things You Didn’t Know about Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog


1. I love all types of music. I hoard mp3s, and have songs that span all genres and eras. I realized last night that I had absolutely no Phil Collins songs in my music library, and for some reason this REALLY REALLY REALLY bothered me. So the first thing I did this morning was download “Billy, Don’t You Lose My Number,” “Sususudio,” and “Easy Lover.” I feel a bit more complete now.

For many years the real lyrics to the chorus in the song Invisible Touch (“She seems to have that invisible touch, yeah!”) eluded me.

2. I collect quotes that I like. I keep them in a quote journal and when I need inspiration I flip through the pages and read through them. Here are seven of my favorites:

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
–T.S. Elliot.

“ You are a warrior, and you are not to turn your back on the battlefield.”
–Suze Orman

“I tell you one lesson I learned
If you wanna be something in life
You ain’t gonna get it unless
You give a little bit of sacrifice.”
–The Roots

“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
–Martha Graham in “Dance to the Piper”

This is my favorite picture of Martha Graham. I had it on my bedroom wall for many years.

“…rewriting is the essence of writing.”
–William Zinsser

“God has bigger plans for you than you could ever imagine for yourself.”
–Oprah Winfrey

“Life is terrific.”
–Random sticker in the laundry room

3. I drink lots of coffee. If I don’t I become very grumpy, especially in the morning.

4. My very first blush purchase was MAC Blushbaby in 2005.

5. I believe everyone should have a theme song! Your theme song can change depending on where you are in life or what you need at the moment. Currently mine is Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.”

6. I write travel articles, and if you’ve recently taken a cruise to Hawaii on one of the major cruise lines (Princess, Norweigan Cruise Lines) you might’ve read the hardcover book in your cabin with different stories on things to do and places to see in Hawaii. There’s a high probability of you reading something I wrote!
7. I like buying accessories, especially earrings, bracelets and hats.

A few weeks ago the lovely Joy from Makeup Junkie in Canada tagged me! This game is a fun way to learn random things about your friends in the beauty blogosphere. The gist of it is if you’re tagged you post seven random things about yourself and you tag other bloggers who then post sever random things about themselves.

You might’ve noticed that I always like to do things a little different here at Makeup and Beauty Blog. So, if you were nice enough to read through the seven random facts above then please leave me seven random facts about yourself in the comments below. I wanna get to know you better!

How has your Monday been so far? My coffee is finally kicking in (yes, it’s 11:00) and I’m starting to feel like all the pistons are firing. YES! I hope you are that you’re lookin’ cute and feeling great on this lovely day!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vanessa says:

    Hmmm interesting…well here are my 7 random facts about me:

    1. I am allergic to drinking alcohol (sad I know), and Penicillin, break out in hives, wheezing, the whole nine yards…

    2. I LOVE Taco Bell and I can eat it everyday.

    3. I can’t live without Lip Gloss, my favorite is MAC’s Lipglass in “Underage”.

    4. I was Class Clown in HS, class of 2000 baby!

    5. I am scared of the dark and heights.

    6. I am a Beauty Editor for CherryCulture.com

    7. I hate egg yolk, tofu, and mushrooms. YUCK. 🙂

  2. Christine says:

    1. I am in Criminal Law class right now, and I haven’t been able to respond to this post all day because I’m “on call” and have to pay attention for once! That and I’m terribly sleepy and tried to nap from 1-2pm.

    2. I’m not usually a chocolate fan.

    3. I wear glasses to see things far away. I hate them! I look like a huge nerd.

    4. I’m allergic to cats and rodents.

    5. I’m an angry driver.

    6. I love junky romance novels; I can’t help it! I enjoy a happy ending.

    7. I’ve played piano since I was 3 years old.

  3. Karen says:

    Vanessa, I have a friend who is also allergic to alcohol too. If she doesn’t take medicine before she drinks, she passes out in a really scary and frightening way.

    And I can *totally* see you as being a class clown! :0

  4. 1. I could eat burritos from the place down the street every day for the rest of my life.

    2. I can be funny but it’s really hard work.

    3. I’m white, but when I dance I don’t snap, clap or raise my hands in the air.

    4. When I talk in my dreams, sometimes it’s baby talk.

    5. I love meat, dark chocolate, Japanese food, hot sauce and Powerbars, but not all mixed together.

    6. I’m not a beauty blogger, but I tricked one into marrying me.

    7. Babe, I’m just kidding about #6. Love you.

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    Why so angry driving? 🙂 How was class, btw?

    Do you still play piano (I played too, from 4-16, mostly against my will)?

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Lovie,

    Hmmm… I could’ve sworn I saw you RAISE YER HANDS IN THE AIR WAVE THEM ROUND LIKE YOU JUST DON’T CARE the last time I saw you dancing.

    You are too funny, XOXO!

  7. Christine says:

    No clue, I’ve just been told I’m an angry driver! I guess I get easily annoyed by everybody else on the road. Class was super boring! As per usual.

    I don’t play much anymore, as I don’t have a piano and haven’t had one around really since I went away to undergrad three years ago. I hated it for a long time, but in the end I’m glad I learned!

  8. Karen says:

    Oh gawd, you’d hate driving in my hood. There’s a lot of entitled-acting drivers. I never flipped so many people off unti I moved here!

    I feel the same way about the pianny. Plus, it gave me some crazy strong hands!

    Did they call on you in class, like they show law school in the movies?

  9. Christine says:

    Haha! Living in SoCal is what turned me into an aggressive and angry driver, I think.

    I was on-call, which means she calls on 3-4 people only, and I’m one of them! I flubbed once, but I made sure to raise my hand to respond to another question to make up for it. But I was so embarrassed, I think I was blushing even!

  10. Andrea says:

    1. I live in Kansas aka middle of nowhere.
    2. I work as a sports director but I’m a major girly girl
    3. Reading this blog everyday makes my day at work a little more enjoyable
    4. I spent way to much money at the MAC counter last weekend, thanks to finding this blog.
    5. I have a French bulldog and his name is Monster
    6. I have been married for a little over a year
    7. I love a long drive while jammin out to music

  11. kia says:

    i love pics in motion.. the Martha Graham photo is beautiful. have you checked out sarah silverman’s work.. abs gorgeous!

    my theme song now is kanye’s Good Life f/ T-Pain uh the chorus and edited version lol.. “I go for mine, I’ve got to shine, throw your hands up in the sky!” “haterz give me those salty looks, lawry’s” LOL i love it!

    fav quote (very well known by marianne williamson): “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

    just like listening to Dr. MLK’s speech “I have a dream” I get teary eye reading this quote…

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Kia,

    I LOVE THAT QUOTE. I have it in my quote book, too. And I agree, “I have a dream” makes me teary too. I had a copy of several sections up on my wall for many years.

    And speaking of that Kanye song…I LOVE IT TOO! I was driving around yesterday with my windows down and my sunroof open while I was listening to it. What a *great* theme song!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Andrea,

    I’ve been married for a lil’ over a year too (just celebrated our first wedding anniversary in July!). Congrats to you and your hubby, yay!

    I think your job sounds really neat. I don’t follow a lot of sports, so I know this is probably going to sound lame, but I’ve become really fascinated with pro football as of late. I’m a runner, so I really appreciate when football players HAUL ASS while other big scary dudes chase them down and try to knock them over. On our run yesterday my hubby and I talked at length about track recruits in the NFL, ha!

    And thank you so much for your wonderful comments about the blog. I’m glad that I can make your workday a lil bit more enjoyable…and that I can feed your MAC habit (DOH!) too! Have a fantastic day!

  14. Karen says:

    Christine, that sounds stressful! How often do you have to be on-call like that? I guess it forces you to do the reader, yikes!

  15. Christine says:

    It’s only for 2 classes (one week), and I guess once a semester? I hope!

  16. Sarah says:

    I know this is a little late, but I was reading your archives as I just recently found your blog (which I LOVE), and thought I would contribute.

    1. Sometimes I feel like the only girl in my small town in Canada who likes beauty and spends several hours a day obsessing over it (or maybe it is just that we are all in the closet!)

    2. Even though I am training to be an environmental lawyer (very serious!) I LOVE to watch trashy tv like Maury.

    3. Though I am in my thirties and married I often feel like I am playing at being grownup, instead of actually being one.

    4. I lived with my Mom until I was 25.

    5. I love McDonald’s and could possibly eat it every day.

    6. Until recently, I suffered from horrible panic attacks, but hid them from everyone I knew.

    7. I don’t want to have children but am afraid that if I tell anyone then they will think I am less of a woman.

    Finally, an additional comment – sometimes I want to chuck all of my serious environmental lawyer aspirations (despite being 95% done) and become involved full time in the beauty industry somehow (because beauty products, routines and skincare FASCINATE me)

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Sarah!

    I’m so happy you introduced yourself. I’m glad you enjoy the site and it’s very nice to meet you! I get several reader e-mails from my girls up in Canada! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I loves me some Canada. 🙂

    Congrats on all your work towards becoming an environmental lawyer. I’m sure that after you graduate you’ll be able to do some really amazing, significant things. And like you, even though I do serious stuff, I like traaaaashy TV too. I’m on pins and needles waiting for the next episode of “I Love NY 2,” LOL.

    It’s funny, I am 32, and in many ways I am technically a grown up (married, pay bills, job) I feel like I’m pretending to be one too. I mean, I remember thinking that anything past 30 was ancient. Besides the occasional creaky knee and the lower tolerance for B.S. I still feel pretty young.

    Hope to see ya back soon! Have a good week! 🙂

  18. stephanie says:

    7 random facts about me:

    1. i am very random
    2. born and raised in phoenix, arizona (rare out here)
    3. addicted to MAC shadesticks, could not live w/o them
    4. In LOVE with David Cook, Season 7 American Idol
    5. i never wanna get married, because i never want to get divorced (i have also never been in a relationship)
    6. ive had my MAC pigments for 3+ years, use them almost everyday, and they are barely 1/4 empty..
    7. major road rage here also

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