Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 171

Published in: Just For Fun

Merry Christmas, friend and fellow makeup lover! 🙂


Greetings from my old childhood bedroom in Union City. I’m here at my parents’ house, thinking about those scenes in so many movies when the kids, all grownups now, go home for the holidays and see their old rooms…

I can’t believe that this tiny, little space was for years the center of my solar system. It’s where I dreamed so many dreams of what I wanted to be when I grew up, and now it’s a storage room in the house, haha! My old bed is still here, and so are my old stuffed animals, but now they share the bed with my mom’s extra purses (she loves her purses) and the random nicknacks that no longer get top billing in the living room.

I just wanted to say a quick hi this morning and thank you for being a friend.

Wait — did I just quote The Golden Girls? At any rate, I hope that wherever you are and whatever you’re doing right now, you’re happy and safe. And please also know that you’re loved.

Tabs asked me to pass along his best regards. He’s had a busy weekend, jam packed with star-studded holiday events, like the annual Fashionable Felines Celebrity Ball.

I do hope that Tabs takes some time off this week… He’s such a workaholic, as you can tell from his latest batch of kitty modeling pictures. This week he worked on several holiday campaigns for MAC, NARS and Benefit, among other brands. He just might be the hardest working plus-size kitty model in the business.

El Hub and I are heading up to Redding now to spend the afternoon with his parents. See you again soon.

Tabs for Benefit Bar Soap in Douglas Fir

Tabs for MAC Christmas Kitten Mittens

Tabs for the Dior Snow Bunny Ski Cap

Tabs for Chanel Matte Eye Liner in Mistletoe

Tabs for NARS Tabby Tail Clips in Christmas Lights

Who is Tabs the Cat? About three years ago I befriended a stray, flea-bitten tabby cat with a bad case of worms. I could see he’d fallen on hard times, but his profound knowledge of high fashion and department store cosmetics led me to believe that he was more than meets the eye. We became fast friends, and now he’s actually my boss (and a successful kitty model). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Some of the photogs who work the kitty modeling circuit say that Tabs has the best portfolio in the biz. If you’d like to take a look, here are pics from the first dozen pages, and if you’d like to see more, you can check out the archives here).


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So far, 11 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Emma RZ says:

    Emma, Rooster and Shadow would like to wish you, Tabs and the rest of your family a very Merry Christmas, Karen.

    Have a wonderful day xx

  2. Jenn Staz says:

    Adorable pictures of Tabs. Merry Christmas!

  3. corinne says:

    Merry Christmas to you, El Hubs, and Tabs! I’ll be in Union City today too hahaha coincidence

  4. victoria says:

    your from union city? no way! i live in union city! thats crazy. well merry christmas, hope you have a wonderful holiday. i hope tabs gets lots of prezzies

  5. gio says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    gio recently posted … Merry Christmas!

  6. Marie says:

    Never a day off for Tabs!
    Have a Merry Christmas 🙂

  7. Christina says:

    What a sweet blog! 🙂 I love the Dior Snowbunny cap. He looks tres chic!

    Merry Christmas Karen! Hope you have a lovely time with your family!

  8. Glosslizard says:

    Merry Christmas from us to you and from our kittehs to yours! 🙂

  9. DalaLuz says:

    Merry Christmas to you too!

    My tiny childhood bedroom was immediately transformed in my dad’s library/computer room. Which is a fitting make-over given that I inherited my dad’s reading addiction 😉 But I have to admit that at first I was a bit jealous of my friends were allowed to keep their rooms at their parents’ house, but now that I’m older and so much wiser *cough* it was of course very logical that my folks could really use any extra space, as they didn’t have any with us 6 kids (and all our crap) overflowing the house.

  10. peach_ says:

    Sooo cute! And the mistletoe eyeliner is HOT! 😀 I hope Tabs took some time off, too.

  11. Angela G. says:

    singing.. “And if you threw a par-tayy, invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift would be from me, and the card attached would say thank you for being a friendddddddd!!” (window cracks) ROFLMBO Thanks for the ear worm chica. LOL LOL

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