The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Guess who had 15 ounces of Pinkberry over the past two days. I’ll give you a hint — her name sounds like Sharon. :)

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Okay, so you know how yesterday I said that if I was a good girl and went to class at BlogHer, even though a big part of me wanted to take advantage of the sunny San Diego weather instead, that I’d treat myself to Pinkberry again?

Well, AWW YEAH! Five more ounces of salted caramel, y’all!

Damn, I love that stuff…

The conference is over now, so I’m just taking it easy today. I might do a little sightseeing if I can.

Yesterday’s classes were hit and miss. One of them, a class on video blogging, was actually fantastic, and I’ll definitely share some tips from that. I got some really great, helpful stuff there about recording voiceovers and putting together inexpensive DIY lighting setups using things from Ikea.

How are things out yonder way? What was the highlight of your Saturday night?

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Essence Mini Lipgloss Set WALLETS AND POCKETS WON’T PROTEST
THESE TWO NEW MINI LIPGLOSS SETS

When you find a man who’ll carry your lipgloss for you in his pocket without protest, you best hold on to that boy! I’m dead serious.

Most of the dudes I dated before El Hub were pretty rigid about what they’d put in their pockets. Keys went here, wallet and phone went there — there was a system at work, and they didn’t like it when things disrupted the system.

The keepers, though, won’t mind holding your gloss for you, even if it messes up their routine.

Which brings me to these two new Essence Mini Lipgloss Sets ($2.99 each). I wouldn’t be surprised if the peeps at Essence had male/female pocket politics in mind when they dreamed up these tiny tubes of sheer, long-wearing lipgloss. Dudes might even appreciate how streamlined (and pocket friendly) they are. Read more…

ELF Glossy Gloss Dragonfruit NEW SPECIES OF DRAGON DISCOVERED LIVING WITH AN E.L.F. AT THE DRUGSTORE
NEW $3 GLOSSY GLOSS IN DRAGON FRUIT

Three dollars? No way. I can’t believe this gloss is just $3.

E.L.F. Glossy Gloss in Dragon Fruit just might be my new favorite glitter-less pink gloss. Without a doubt, it’s my new favorite $3 one. I mean, you can’t even cross a bridge around here for $3 anymore (to cross the Golden Gate Bridge costs $6!).

Eight shades live in Glossy Gloss, E.L.F.’s line of hi-shine glosses with a creamy finish, and Dragon Fruit, a pinkish peach with medium pigment, is my first. The hint of peachy pink it bestows upon my lips is noticeable, but not high maintenance. Read more…

Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss I FIND IT TOUGH TO LOOK AWAY FROM
SULA BEAUTY NATURAL LIP GLOSS IN MESMERIZING…

Tabs is 1) constantly getting up in my grill/personal space and 2) constantly getting on my case about finding him cruelty-free makeup lines.

When I introduced him to Sula Beauty the other day, a new line of cruelty-free makeup for eyes, cheeks and lips, he leaped onto my lap, looked deeply into my eyes and said, “Meow.” Bravo.

The line, which launched in early summer, is available now at Ulta stores and also online, but after catching a glimpse of the list of ingredients for one of the new lipglosses below (see below), I half expected to see it also sold at the Target Garden Center. Read more…

Goody Statements Headwrap in BlackOH GOODY! MY FAVORITE HEADWRAP
IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN BLACK!

Remember that glorious Goody $5 tortoiseshell headband I gushed about a while back? — almost as good as stretchy pants, for real. Well, while cruising Targhay over the weekend (allegedly, I was there to get grapes and dental floss), I found it in black!

One word (in all caps, spelled phonetically for emphasis): YAY!

I still have mad love for the tortoiseshell one, but black is just so versatile, I couldn’t resist. I’ll be able to wear it with outfits like my black ’80s off-the-shoulder T-shirt (complete with giant Mr. T chain necklace).

This one totally hits the spot, and it’s just as soft, flexible and comfortable (doesn’t squeeze the living daylights out of my noggin) as the other one. Same thing except it’s black. Read more…

MAC Unsung Heroes MAC Sable Eyeshadow MAC UNSUNG HEROES
SABLE EYESHADOW

MAC Sable Eyeshadow ($15) and I go way back. I think it was maybe the fourth or fifth eyeshadow I brought home from the line, and I remember the day we met because of the hot guy in drag who helped me pick it out.

He looked fierce working behind the MAC counter, like straight off a runway, and I asked him what he was wearing on his eyes.

He said it was Sable, a bronzy golden plum with a frosty finish, and he considered it one of the most flexible MAC shadows, saying it went with just about everything. I’d already decided to get it when he said he thought it would really pop on my skin. Read more…

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder IS THE E.L.F. STUDIO CONTOURING BLUSH AND BRONZING POWDER
A DUPE FOR THE NARS ORGASM-LAGUNA DUO?

E.L.F.’s bargain basement beauty comes up often in conversations about the fabulous $40 NARS Highlighting Bronzing Blush Duo in Orgasm/Laguna, a makeup masterpiece, if you ask me, and one of my favorite pieces of all time, because it’s seen by many as a major money-saving dupe.

What’s so special about the Orgasm/Laguna Duo, you might ask? Well, that depends. If you ask my cheeks, they’d say they love the way it brightens them up. I use the Laguna bronzer to contour my cheeks with a rich golden brown and the Orgasm blush to give the apples of my cheeks a golden, peachy pink flush.

I love the duo so much that I haven’t taken a trip without it in at least three years.

But at $40, it’s far from cheap, which leaves the door wide open for a drugstore dupe. Read more…

Jouer Fall 2011 Collection EYES SHIMMER WHILE LIPS
GO NUDE IN JOUER FALL 2011

Allow me to direct your attention to the picture above. See, that is why you don’t let your husband futz with a fresh tube of lipstick.

I sure do love that man, but sometimes he’s all elbows and thumbs. Seriously, watching him try to open something delicate is like watching a bear touch type (i.e., it’s not pretty).

The moral of this story? — if you’re super-stoked about a new lippie, especially one as smooth and moisturizing as this new one from Jouer, keep it safely tucked away in your purse.

That poor thing up there is Dusty ($22), one of six new Jouer products for fall (coming to counters and online this September). The focus is firmly on lips and eyes in this release, and Dusty, a full-coverage nude lippie, joins three Liquid Shimmer Eyeliners ($22 each; available in Fox, Sable and Mink), a Travel Eyelash Curler ($14), and two Everyday Classic Wear Mascaras ($20 each; available in Noir and Brun). Read more…

Tokidoki Royal Pride Bobbi Pins THESE TOKIDOKI ROYAL PRIDE SAFARI BOBBI PINS
ARE BRINGING BOBBIES BACK

I’m totally using my new Lloyd Christmas bangs as an excuse to go buck wild explore new developments in the hair accessories department, and this new mission of mine took me to Sephora.

I went under the guise of finding something to hold my bangs in place and bumped into these packs of (adorable) limited edition Tokidoki Royal Pride Safari Bobbi Pins and Heart & Cross Bones Bobbi Pins ($9 each).

So cute!

But when I stepped up to the register with them, what ensued was a lovely reminder of my age. Read more…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sarahc says:

    Have fun today, Karen. :) I picked up the Goody Statements black headwrap at Target and yup, the tortoishell one wasn’t there!

  2. Nina says:

    Just finished reading the last few posts of the weekend. Thanks for sharing the BlogHer stuff — i loved reading your experiences/learnings!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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