Retro Roundup: One Year Ago on Makeup and Beauty Blog

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Rise and shine, morning glories! I hope I’m not too late … but would you be my Valentine?

What’s on your plate today? Is romance in the picture? I’ve been married for three years, so my answer to that is a resounding “No.” LOL! Just kidding. :) El Hub’s quite the romantic… Now if I could only get him to shower on a regular basis.

Speaking of third anniversaries, Makeup and Beauty Blog turns three next week (on Feb. 20). I don’t know how long you’ve been stopping by, but do you remember the original layout? Way different, right? WordPress.com made it very easy to start.

I’m feeling a little nostalgic right now, so here’s a look back at some of my favorite posts from this time last year…

“The notes have consoled me through many tough times, like those first lonely years of college, when it felt impossible to get my bearings. I was reading through them last night when it hit me: we should totally write these notes to ourselves!”

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That’s how my skin feels in winter, when the humidity is low. No matter how much it may be raining outside, in here my skin’s dry, cracked and sore.”

“I was up late last night watching Season 1 of 30 Rock on DVD. This may be lack of sleep talking, but I’m strangely fascinated by puffy Alec Baldwin… When I finally opened my eyes this morning, I looked TIRED! I filmed this video clip a couple days ago, but it shows one of my go-to quick eye makeup looks, great for late-night TV marathons.”

“There’s something about wearing pink lips on Valentine’s Day that just feels right! If you’re looking for the perfect pink for your pout, consider one of these 14 pink lipsticks and glosses. Sometimes a bold, bright pink lip is the only way to go. Pair any of these dramatic lips with thick black cat eyeliner and some false lashes for a show-stopping look.”

“It’s ironic how something so valuable — oil — can be such a nuisance sometimes. I have combination dry/oily skin now, but in my early-20s it was more oily than dry. Half way through the day my skin would look shinier than Mr. Clean’s bald head! Flash forward to 2009. Now, I have the worst best of both worlds, LOL! One week I’ll be wrestling with dry skin, and the next it’s a struggle against oil.”

“Before I leave the house I go through my internal checklist — lipgloss: check, camera: check, sarcasm: CHECK! It keeps me from forgetting things, but there’s one thing I never have to remind myself to bring…”

“Doesn’t Ms. Whitney Port have some hella cute hair? I totally dig that twisty style she wears a lot on The City. Here’s how I get all twisted up…”

“We may not love to exercise, but we love the results. Sometimes, the easiest way to get it over with is just to get it over with. Briana makes herself exercise as soon as she gets home from work. ‘If I wait even half an hour,’ she says, ‘I end up putting it off all night and never get around to doing it!’”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Karen B says:

    Happy Valentine’s day dear!
    I’m celebrating with a friend, we’re off to the cinema later this afternoon and it’ll be all about US. Hahaha. A lovely day to be selfish :)
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… The Messy Lob =-.

  2. Devs says:

    Wow, one year passes quickly!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  3. julie says:

    Happy Valentine’s, Karen!

    No, no romance for me, but I am enjoying a long weekend!

    I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that I really appreciate all your postings! Thanks for being here!

  4. ShonoiF says:

    happy valentine’s day EVERY1! I hope we all have a great day. Romance or not.

    We really appreciate you Karen

  5. Glosslizard says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovelies, you all make this a fun place to virtually hang out! :)

    Karen, you are terrific! Congrats on almost three years (blog and marriage), and I hope you and El Hub do something fabulous today!

    Hubby and I are going out for dinner at a local French/Vietnamese restaurant and then out to see Avatar in 3D (we’ve seen it once before, but in paltry 2D)! Fun!

  6. Vanessa H says:

    Happy V-Day!

    The bf and I will be making dinner together and watching Daybreakers…not the most romantic movie, but it gives me an excuse to snuggle up to him and pretend to be scared lol!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… Getting My Sister Glammed Up for Formal! =-.

  7. Kathryn says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Karen!!! The hubby and I are making dinner at home tonight: cheese fondue with french bread and apples, steak dinner, and we are finally using our chocolate fountain for dessert! We got pound cake, marshmallows, pretzels, and rice crispy treats for the fountain. YUM!!! I can’t wait.

  8. Jen says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Karen! And Gung Hee Fat Choy! Hope you have a good one.

    I’m gonna be location scouting today, as awesome as that sounds. Yay!

  9. Britney says:

    Karen-
    Happy Valentines Day. A little late, but shouldn’t every day feel like Valentines. i love getting flowers and showered with hugs and kisses from everyone. Wonderful day…..

  10. marisol says:

    Wow congrats on the upcoming anniversary. I think I’ve been reading your blog for close to 2 years. I hope you still enjoy blogging about beauty as you did in the beginning.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Fun in the Snow =-.

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