Retro Roundup: One Year Ago on Makeup and Beauty Blog

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YES! Friday, at last. 🙂 What a challenging week, ladies, but it’s winding down.


Did you do anything fun last night? I can’t remember what I did… I think there was some chasing involved — Tabs chasing. My new thing is walking around the house, saying “Gravy,” which is his new nickname. He’s a fiend for gravy — tuna in gravy, seafood feast in gravy, salmon in gravy.

To start our Friday, here’s a quick look back at some of the things we were talking about on the blog this time last year. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. NINA says:

    Another year gone by – and it flew pretty fast!!!

    I love the MAC Makeup for Work post — its awesome!!!

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad you like it! So many people think of MAC as a line with crazy colors, but there’s so many wearable, work-friendly shades, ya know?

      • Nina says:

        I so agree. My go-to shades for work are Mulch and Expensive Pink. Whether alone or together – they are work friendly and can be jazzed up for a night out! 🙂

  2. I love some of your combos, like woodwinked and club for work. Those are two colors I probably would never think about wearing to work because they look quite shimmery and dark, but if applied right, I think I could make them work! It’s great to learn new color combos from you!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Manish Arora Makeup for Spring/Summer 2010 =-.

  3. Sarah says:

    I’m glad I’ve finished most of my christmas shopping – it looks like I need to pick up some supplies for those looks! I love when you do work appropriate looks, I’m just going to have to start combing your archives for old ones…

    And also, I’m going to have to bring some emergency make up to work. I forgot it at home today, luckily I’m wearing glasses today, and that helps, but I still look kind of Zombie-like!

    • Karen says:

      OHHH, I’ve totally been there! I agree, the glasses help. 🙂

      Here’s what I kept in my “emergency” stash:

      Dark brown eyeliner (for filling in brows and lining eyes)
      Lash curler
      Tinted moisturizer
      Glasses (helps to hide any dark circles, LOL!)
      Cream blush (doesn’t require a brush)

      • Sarah says:

        Awesome, thanks!

        Now I just need to find a tinted moisturizer that works for me. On a slightly separate track, I tried to get a sample of DuWop Foundation of Youth at the store and neither I nor the clerk could get any out of almost full bottles, any tips? I ended up leaving with a Stila sample.

        Also, do you have any recommendations for cream blush? I currently use a MAC powder blush, but have never tried a cream blush…

  4. Ruchita says:

    I really like the Club and Woodwinked look. I am always on the lookout for eyshadow combinations I can use for work.

    I can’t believe another year has gone by. Christmas is already next week. Crazy!

    Last night we got Chinese take-out and a friend brought over Rescue Dawn to watch. A pretty low key evening, but that’s the way I like it. 🙂

    Have a great Friday!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Ruchita,

      Glad you like that combo. Let me know if you have any that you like for work, too!

      What’s tripping me out is that it’s gonna be 2010! It feels like yesterday was 2000.

  5. amy says:

    I will need to add both Club and Woodwinked to my collection and I keep on trying to get these but I get distracted by all these limited edition stuff and keep on going off budget!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Mini Roller-Ball 4 Set =-.

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