Retro Roundup: One Year Ago on Makeup and Beauty Blog

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Stila Cover Look No. 2

Rise and shine, morning glories! It’s going to be a beautiful day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Grab your warm morning beverage of choice, say “eff it” to all the stresses in your life, and sit back for some frivolous beaute-ronomy with this brief look back in time to October 2008.


Here were some of the things we were talking about then…

  • Wedding Palette Auditions: Stila Cover Look No. 2
    “For this go ’round of Wedding Palette Auditions I thought I’d try a gold eye with light cheeks and pink lips using another Stila palette, Cover Look No. 2. Let me know your thoughts.”
  • 11 Great Makeup Wipes and Cleansers
    “A few days ago I reviewed L’Oreal Skin Genesis Wet Cleansing Towelettes with BHA. A few of you gals then offered up your fave makeup removing wipes and cleansers in the comments. Here’s a list featuring your recommendations and why you love ’em!”
  • How Do You Wear Red Lipstick? Tips and Tricks
    “Like the Ol’ Faithful of lip looks, a red lip is one of the most reliable, fool-proof ways to steal the spotlight. But red and other bright lip shades can be challenging colors to wear. My secret to wearing reds like Lancome’s Absolute Rouge ($29) is to apply them using a MAC 316 Covered Lip Brush ($19).”
  • Cargo Blu Ray Pressed Powder: Ready for My Close Up, Mr. Deville
    “Cargo infused Blu Ray with softening agents, like optical blurring and photochromatic pigments, which, according to the company, reduce the look of fine lines, minimize flaws and cover imperfections in a variety of lighting conditions.”
  • Get Smudgy with Stila Kajal Eye Liners
    “Mirror, mirror on the wall, which eye liner’s the smoothest of all? Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner ($18) lays smooth smack-down on pencil liners that tug and skip along lash lines. Available in eight shades, it literally glides across the skin, creating solid, intensely colored lines — no muss, no fuss.”
  • MAC Adoring Carmine 3 Rose Lips: A Pink Lipstick Double Play
    “The 3 Rose Lips set ($35.50) from the MAC Adoring Carmine holiday collection makes my pink lipstick-obsessed heart flutter. Yeah, you might think the red patent bag looks a bit cheesy — it’s more dominatrix than happy holidays — but if you can overlook that, this lip set is totes worth your attention.”

PROJECT MOVING TO NOVATO: Nothing really exciting to report, just moving load after load of boxes. I have the easy job; I pack stuff up and stack it by the front door. Then, El Hub carries the boxes down 15 stairs, around a brick wall and out to where the truck is parked.

Between us, El Hub’s lookin’ pretty tow’ up this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

I ended up keeping tabs on Tabs here at the apartment one more night. I didn’t feel right leaving him at the new place last night while we stayed here at the old place waiting for the movers this morning. Looks like his first night at the condo will be my first night there, too.

Anyhoo, enjoy your day. I’ll keep in touch through my phone until I hook up my computer at the new Makeup and Beauty Blog HQ this afternoon, LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kelly says:

    Make sure you guys pick up those boxes correctly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tabs will be much happier in the new place with you guys there at the same time. Sammy isn’t a good traveler either, he pees the second he notices the kitty carrier, so my vet has never seen him NOT soaked in pee! Poor fella.
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Lasso in the Week =-.

  2. Glosslizard says:

    Poor El Hub! I’m sending him a virtual cheering squad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I agree, taking Tabs for his first night with you will be much easier on him!

    Good luck in your new home… I’m projecting good housewarming vibes for you all! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Kaelin says:

    Welcome to Novato :).

    I’ve lived here almost my whole life and its a pretty sleepy town, but i hope you like it

  4. amy says:

    Hope your kitty is settling in your new home, a long long time ago when I moved Angel settled down pretty quickly a the new house. I am sure he will have a jolly good time with bubble wrap and boxes.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Green and Gold Smokey Eye with The Balm Shady Lady Eyeshadows in All About Alex, Jealous Jordana and Jet Setting Jennifer =-.

  5. Louisexox says:

    I stumbled across your blog a month or so ago and i read it everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s awesome. I live in Australia and have to order quite a few things online as we don’t have them over here but i just can’t help myself when i read a fabulous review on it. I just have to have it LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope the move is going well and Tabs is handling it ok ^_^

  6. Brittany says:

    Hi karen! I love your blog and I’m loving the look back at old posts you do. It’s fantastic–another way to renew interest in old favorites or introduce things we might have missed. Thanks!

  7. Steph B says:

    About a decade ago I moved with my cat from Hawaii to DC. The cat handled the trip much better then I did! Hope everything goes well.

  8. jeannie says:

    Hope everything goes well! I just moved to LA from Houston and realized how much I hate moving!
    .-= jeannie’s last blog post… friends forever =-.

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