Sundays with Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 176

Published in: Just For Fun

Tabs for Essie Bluebird Nail Polish

Back from Vietnamese food for din-din, and now I’m freshly showered and ready to watch the next episode of my latest TV obsession, Downton Abbey!


“…my latest TV obsession.” I must type that phrase at least five time a week.

Anywho, Tabs finally talked me into giving it a try, and I’m so glad I caved because it’s 10 shades of great. It’s filled with royal politicking and machinations, just like life with Tabs. 🙂

The reason he wanted me to watch it is because he’s actually a guest star on the show. Yep, he plays a groundskeeper in a few of the episodes who takes care of the family’s extensive 4-acre zinnia garden.

I’m just about to fire up the next episode, so I gotta run. Feel free to hit me up in the comments if you’d like to Downton Abbey dish.

But first! — highlights from Tabs’ kitty modeling work this week. He had shoots with Essie, Burberry, Tarte, Estée Lauder and Hourglass.

Tabs for the Burberry Cat Carrier

Tabs for Tarte Tabby Tummy Tint in Rainbow Trout

Tabs for Estee Lauder Eye Illuminating Liner

Tabs for Hourglass Makeup Wipes

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. Like his midsection, Tabs’ kitty modeling portfolio is bursting at the seams! Here’s a random sampling of his work, and there’s a lot more in the archives.


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  1. Kimberly says:

    You know, I always look forward to seeing what Tabs is up to every Sunday. It’s honestly the highlight of my day. I’m so glad Tabs (and you!) entertain all of us on a weekly basis. 🙂

    And girl I am so glad you mentioned Downtown Abbey. I’ve been eyeing it on Netflix for a few weeks, and I know it must be pretty good since we have similar taste in shows!

  2. Neeraj says:

    OMG Tabs is so sweet…He’s the chubbiest cat on the block….LOL…Loved the Burberry post.He is a kitty with an amazing fashion sense and a makeup diva…No wonder he get onto you to share so many amazing makeups..LOL
    Neeraj recently posted … An artistic inspiration!!

  3. Heidi says:

    I’ve just been informed that Missy has “always wanted a Burberry cat carrier.” OF COURSE she has! I’ll get right on that!

    I am so obsessed with Downton Abbey. I just got done watching the latest episode on PBS. I find the writing so interesting. I love how the “masters” treat the staff with such humanity, and as equals, for the most part. That’s not something you usually see portrayed.

  4. It’s big talent to do look Tabs everyday! I love your cat!


  5. Karen B says:

    Oh the ways in which I love Downton Abbey… Well, it has Dame Maggie Smith in it and the Countess Dowager is Fierce with capital F. And I may also be positively inclined towards it because I saw Dan Stevens (who plays Matthew) live on the West End a couple of years ago and he was so incredibly nice at stagedoor. Yes, and also Branson and Sybil are adorable.
    I really could go on but I’ll spare you 🙂
    Karen B recently posted … Somebody that I used to know

  6. Ileana says:

    I love Tabs, makes me miss my Monino and Yaya (they are at home, while I’m working in another state)

    Tabs is adorable!
    Ileana recently posted … Go to sleep Ileana

  7. Rita says:

    I’m watching the second season of Downton Abbey at the moment. The next episode is on tonite! I hope they will make more seasons (I don’t know if they are going to?)!

  8. Hahaha I love the Bluebird nail polish one. I bet Tabs caught enough birds in his wild youth!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Skincare Review: Eucerin Body Lotions (Saved My Skin)

  9. Minnegirl says:

    I also look forward to Tabs updates. He reminds me of my big Tabby, Oscar. Have a good week!

  10. peach_ says:

    Yet another great week of kitty modeling! I’d love a Bluebird polish!
    peach_ recently posted … Julep Nail Vernis Hayden (2012 Resort Collection)

  11. Nina says:

    Burberry cat carrier FTW! 😀

    Karen you are a genius!

  12. DonnaN says:

    Sorry I’ve been so MIA over the last months….who knew that having a baby would take up so much of my beauty-time?!? LOL!!

    Totally into DOWNTON ABBEY too…..I watched the entire 1st season on Hulu this weekend and am HOOKED!!

    Totally love the Bluebird polish…I’m thinking for a fierce pedi this summer with some cute metallic sandals!!

  13. Megan says:

    Tabs really is the high point of my Sundays. Pepper curls up in my lap and we both admire his work. She sends purrs and head butts.

    And, um. I’d buy a Burberry cat carrier. Totally would. Kill my bank account for months and I wouldn’t care.

  14. Wendy says:

    OMG Karen the cat carrier is a scream! hahahahahahaha

    I’m actually snorting at my desk, the whole office thinks I’ve lost my mind! LOL

  15. Eleanor says:

    I just love Tabs. He is such a handsome and talented guy. That Tarte Tummy Tint looks great. I think my pup, Lucy, needs some for her tummy. 🙂

  16. AngieH says:

    Hello hello from Singapore! Frequent lurker to MBB but always too shy to comment:)

    LovIng Downton Abbey over here in Asia! Just read that Shirley McClaine will play Lady Cora’s mother in season 3 , and she will go toe to t

  17. AngieH says:

    Oops.. I’m all thumbs today! Anyways Shirley is meant to go toe to toe with Maggie Smith – should be a cracking Season 3 then!!!

    Love the blog, keep up the fabu posts and pics 🙂

  18. Nora says:

    I laughed and laughed and laughed at Tabby Tummy Tint. You’re only getting better at these! And they started out on a Great Level!

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