Please Welcome the Makeup and Beauty Blog Interns

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asos striped maternity dress k2

Um…no, I did not have an extra big breakfast today.


As you may have just guessed, based on what looks like the watermelon I’m hiding under my dress, it’s only a matter of days (possibly minutes!) before Baby Girl officially arrives and I have another employer to boss me around. My hospital go-bag is packed and waiting by the door.

I’ll still be around during my maternity-ish leave, but while BG and I get to know each other over the next few months, these six talented, lovely makeup-loving ladies will also be helping me (and you) get my (your) MBB beauty fix.

Please make them feel at home, and give ’em a warm welcome. πŸ™‚

Adia Goss

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

Anna K Oh

Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. See her illustration work at and on Instagram.

Carolina Braina

Carolina Braina

Hey, ladies (and gents), it’s Carolina here, reporting live from Bologna, Italy, to bring you the latest and greatest in beauty from the good ol’ continent! For an extra dose of that timeless Italian glam with a touch of humor and self-irony (because, you know, laughter is the best makeup), come say hi at and Instagram.

Jen Clark

Jen Clark

Hi, beautiful! I’m Jen from Jen Leigh Beauty. Now, rather than just talking to myself about makeup, I write it down in a blog. Besides being madly in love with anything I can smear on my face (and sharing pics on Instagram), I’m more in love with my hunky husband, my sweet 2-year-old, and my fluffy fur baby. Thankfully, they put up with the madness.

Marcella Yakalis

Marcella Yakalis

Marcella Yakalis is a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn, New York, with two cats, one snake, and one very patient boyfriend. She writes about family, relationships, and oppressive retail culture. See what she’s been up to on Twitter and Instagram.

Nicole Fraser-Herron

Nicole Fraser-Herron

Nicole was born a red-headed fairy child and nothing has changed. Ditching the mountains tucked away in East LA for the mountains in Oakland, she became a photographer with a flair for too much glitter. You can check out her work and follow her adventures at and at @elephantinfantry on Instagram.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addicts,

Adia, Anna, Carolina, Jen, Marcella, Nicole and Karen


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  1. India says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing the new voices! Welcome!
    India recently posted … My beauty secret | Baby Oil

  2. Lauren says:

    Welcome, girls and congratulations!! Can’t wait to see your reviews!

  3. Keis says:

    Welcome, ladies!

  4. Tatiana says:

    Welcome! Looking forward to the new posts!

  5. Rachel R. says:

    Welcome to the lovely and talented interns! I love that everyone has different styles, backgrounds, and skin tones. We should get some good articles from these ladies.

  6. Karen says:

    Welcome gals, and big hugs from BG! πŸ™‚
    Karen recently posted … Please Welcome the Makeup and Beauty Blog Interns

  7. Lulle says:

    Congrats to the new interns! Can’t wait to ready you guys’ stories πŸ™‚
    Lulle recently posted … Review: Chrislie Measurable Difference Baked Face Blush in Rose

  8. Chelsea says:

    Yay! I’ll miss you Karen, but excited to see what these ladies bring to the table!

    • Karen says:

      I’ll still be around, Chelsea. BG and I will be doing baby check-ins a couple times a week. πŸ™‚ You know I’m plotting for her to become a crazy cat lady, right?

      • Chelsea says:

        Crazy-cat-lady-in-training! I’m sure Tabs will get her lined out.

        I’m keeping an eye on my brother’s cat Frankie while he and his wife are out of town, checking in on the kittycat every day or so. He’s not got the best litter box habits, but he is very sweet.

      • Annie S. says:

        Hi Karen-Have a safe delivery and enjoy Baby Girl. After she becomes a crazy cat lady, can she start doing make up reviews as well?

  9. Kalli says:

    Welcome and congratulations ladies! I can’t wait to read y’alls posts! πŸ‘πŸΌ
    Hang in there Karen! Sending lots of love and prayers to you and BG ❀️❀️❀️
    Kalli recently posted … Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay – 714 Lipstick & Lipliner!

  10. Kwmechelle says:

    Hey, ladies! And welcome. So looking forward to reading each of your beauty perspectives (and a little *tipsy* happy that you’re all diverse)! I’m Karen’s “sister from another mister” which has been “scientifically proven” here on the blog. Gotta feeling this is going to be So. Much. Fun! πŸ™‚

  11. Rachel says:

    Congrats to everyone! Looking forward to seeing you on the blog. BTW I read Adia’s blog and subscribe to her on YouTube. Love your style, Adia.

  12. Chris25 says:

    What a fab team! I can’t wait to read their contributions. πŸ™‚

    Good luck to you and your journey in motherhood, Karen! We’re all rooting for you.
    Chris25 recently posted … Review: Two Cosmetics Eyeshadows

  13. Regina says:

    Welcome everyone! Can’t wait for more posts by these lovely ladies! πŸ˜€

  14. Ana says:

    Happy for the girls but sad I din’t get a chance to participate too or get any feedback from you. I’m sure some pretty awesome posts are about to come)

    • Heather L says:

      I’m with you… I regret that I’m so busy with full time college, two paid jobs, two volunteer jobs, and kids that I didn’t have the time I needed to put in to create a fresh, new post and dust off my camera from my college photography course. My old recycled post didn’t make the cut, understandably. On the upside, it won’t last forever, and my domain name is still active when the time comes! Can’t wait!

  15. Cherry says:

    Congratulations Karen! Little girls are the best! Mine has just turned 4 months, it’s tiring at times but it is the best times ever πŸ˜€
    Welcome to the ladies; looking forward to future posts.
    Have fun everyone!
    Cherry recently posted … Review: Burberry Eye Colour Contour in Dusky Mauve No. 116 and Rosewood No. 112 (Photo Swatches)

  16. Hi girls! This is so exciting πŸ™‚ All these faces are new to me, except for Carolina!

  17. All new faces, just like Melissa said, except Carolina, and if the there ones are as funny and brilliant as she is (undoubtedly they will be), we are in for a real treat!
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Necessary changes and my 39 weeks bump update

  18. Daniela says:

    Welcome ladies! I’m looking forward to your posts.

    @Karen: Take your time with BG and enjoy the time.

  19. Ruchita says:

    How exciting! Welcome to the interns. Looking forward to seeing your posts.

  20. Kim says:

    A warm welcome to all the new ladies! I must admit I got a little excited when I started reading the Welcome headline because I thought it might be BG! πŸ™‚ I know… not much longer!

  21. Katherine M says:

    Welcome new beauty blog interns! And good luck Karen! I’m thinking of you on this journey. I am excited to read the posts from the new interns, and to read whenever you have the time to post. I may not have the time to drop a comment a lot these days (thanks to academy training) but I do keep up with the blog a few times a week.

  22. Indya says:

    Oh, Karen! How magnificently interesting! I can’t wait to see the diverse posts! Do you reckon you will keep them on after you’re ready to start blogging full time again?
    Indya recently posted … My Thoughts on Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

  23. denise S says:

    Welcome ! Nice variety of cool ladies! Looking forward to reading you guys.

  24. Amber says:

    Welcome new friends!! Can’t wait to get to know you!

  25. Allison C says:

    How exciting! Welcome, and it will be great to get to know you all!
    Allison C recently posted … Giveaway: Cindy Lou Manizer Luminizer from theBalm

  26. Steph says:

    Welcome, gals! What a great opportunity! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. πŸ™‚

    Congrats and good luck, Karen! You’ve got this!
    Steph recently posted … Dollarama Beauty: Eurospa Anti-Stress Heat Therapy Oatmeal Mask Review

  27. Linda says:

    How exciting! Welcome and I can’t wait to read your posts. Karen you are looking more lovely than ever!

  28. Michelle ComesLast says:

    yay! welcome ladies! and we get to see our favorite cat lady and her mini me. Is there a downside to this? I don’t think so!

  29. Jennifer says:

    Welcome! I’m so psyched that Tabs has extra staff to boss around πŸ™‚
    Jennifer recently posted … Saving Money App You Need: Hip2Save

  30. Maddie says:

    Here’s a warm welcome to all the interns! It looks like a diverse group; I look forward to ready your posts and hearing your points of view.

  31. Maddie says:

    All the best to you, Karen, as you prepare for your little bundle of joy!

  32. Vanessa says:

    So excited!

  33. Renee says:

    So excited for you, Karen! Will miss you while you’re gone. Welcome, new beauty bosses! Looking forward to your posts & reviews.

  34. Congratulations to everyone, and can’t wait to read your posts (and explore your blogs).

    Hang in there Karen, any day now, whoohoo!!
    TravelingBlush recently posted … MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Palette: Review and Swatches

  35. zVintageFashionizta says:

    Congratulations and welcome Ladies!

  36. Cel says:

    Woo! Excited to hear from them and I love discovering more blogs.

  37. Jess says:

    Omg you are too cute in that dress!! Where is it from? Also it’s awesome that u found so many unique voices for the blog! Party on!

  38. Astrild says:

    Welcome, Ladies!!!!

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