The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

OOH! I’m so excited because I just checked the UPS tracking online, and my Forever Lazy is supposed to arrive today…

Just kidding! Have you seen that commercial? I saw it a minute ago while watching Cheaters, which I watch sometimes for the commercials. Forever Lazy is “the one-piece lie around, lounge around, full body lazy wear that covers you from head to toe!” It puts the Snuggie, Slanket and Snazzy Napper to shame, and why wouldn’t it? No other adult footed pajama has Forever Lazy’s patented potty pockets — zippered holes cut into the front and bottom area for easy bathroom breaks.

Très classy. :)

But enough about Tabs’ fashion dreams come true — how are you doing today? I’m on my way out the door to meet my friends Jen and Cindy for a spa date that I’ve been looking forward to all week long.

I’ve got hella knots in my back right now… It’s like macramé up in there, and I plan to tell the masseuse to tenderize me like a side of beef!

Hope you have a great day today. I’ll see you soon.

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

The Weekly Roundup: MBB Posts You Might Have Missed

The Beauty Social: Want to Start Your Own Beauty Brand? THE BEAUTY SOCIAL, OCT. 2011
WANT TO START YOUR OWN BEAUTY BRAND?

Marissa Shipman, founder of theBalm Cosmetics, says that starting theBalm was a very organic process, with the idea growing and evolving over time.

On how to get things off the ground with your own beauty brand, she says, “You just really need a good idea and a good place to start.” When she started talking about wanting to sell her own beauty line, her dad had concerns. “Get a job, get a job,” she remembers him saying, but she was determined, felt prepared and decided to just go for it.

Jenny Frankel, founder, co-creator and executive vice president of Cover FX, actually started out as a chemist working for MAC (she created Clear Lipglass!). “It was tremendous for me,” she says of her time at MAC, “because it was a great learning experience.” On starting your own line, she says the real secret is doing your homework. “Before you invest your money, do your homework. Test on your friends, and if it’s something you want to do as a business, do a business plan. Do a little homework.” Read more…

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio A MONDAY FACE OF THE DAY WITH THE NEW
LAURA MERCIER LUXE COLOUR PORTFOLIO FOR HOLIDAY 2011

Okay, so I haven’t figured out why the new $98 Laura Mercier Limited Edition Luxe Colour Portfolio palette comes in a faux snakeskin box, but I do think there’s something mysteriously luxurious about it.

Part of Laura’s new holiday collection, it combines the… Yeah, I’m drawing a blank on the snakeskin holiday thing, but nonetheless, here’s a super quick face of the day.

The palette comes with six non-venomous powder eyeshadows, three cake liners, three powder blushes and three eye brushes, and it’s available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online. Read more…

The Beauty Social Oct. 2011: How to Turn Beauty Blogging Into a Career THE BEAUTY SOCIAL, OCT. 2011
HOW TO TURN BEAUTY BLOGGING INTO A CAREER

Even though I was a little nervous (blast you, Lloyd!) and blinded by the stage lights, I really enjoyed speaking on the blogging panel at The Beauty Social last weekend, and I wanted to share some of the highlights with you while they’re still fresh in my mind.

In hindsight, I wish I’d recorded the session, or covertly taken a few notes, but I do remember most of my answers (NOTE: these are paraphrased, because I can’t remember the exact quotes) and some tidbits from my fellow co-panelists, Christine Mielke of temptalia.com, Erika Valente of makeupbag.net and Romy Schorr of romyraves.com. Read more…

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glace Set HOW FAR WOULD GULLIVER TRAVEL FOR THE LITTLE GLOSSES IN THE LAURA MERCIER
LIMITED EDITION MINI LIP GLACÉ SET?

Minis rule! — and I’m not just saying that as someone who’s usually the shortest person in the room (even in heels). The diminutive glosses in the new Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé Set may share my challenges with vertical stature, but that’s only one of the reasons I think they’re such a dang good deal.

At first glance, the $48 kit may seem expensive, but it makes pretty good sense if you do the math. The price on the set translates into big savings on what are arguably some of the most underrated glosses available on counters now. Read more…

Chanel Les Scintillances De Chanel YOU’LL SPARKLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WITH LES SCINTILLANCES DE CHANEL

With my in-laws visiting, I’ve been splitting my time this week among three adults and a demanding tabby. The adults I’ve been able to handle, but the tabby — oh, the tabby. While my father-in-law went to pick up the pizza we ordered for dinner, Tabs insisted that I take pictures of these pieces from Chanel’s holiday collection, Les Scintillances De Chanel.

He’s such a ho for Coco.

The collection has been sparkling on counters and computer monitors for a little while (it’s also available online). I have some reviews planned and a couple of looks lined up over the next few days. Read more…

MAC Holiday 2011 Pictures MAC HOLIDAY 2011
GLITTER AND ICE, ICE PARADE AND DAZZLESPHERE PICS

Hey, buddy. Got pics for ya of some pieces from the new MAC Holiday 2011 collection.

The massive release (IT’S HUGE!) is broken up into several sub-collections: Glitter and Ice, Dazzlesphere, Ice Parade, Viva Glam and Kids Helping Kids. Find the whole shebang now on MAC counters, in stores and also online.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about this release yet, but I do know that it’s not one of my favorites of the year, at least from what I’ve seen so far. I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed, but I am getting the feeling from all of the frosty pieces that it’s not a perfect fit for me. Read more…

MAC Holiday 2011 and Smoky Blue Ornament Swatches MAC HOLIDAY 2011
GLITTER AND ICE, ICE PARADE AND DAZZLESPHERE SWATCHES

More MAC Holiday 2011, love!

Swatches of the new MAC Holiday 2011 collection, available now. Lots of frosty shades for cool-toned ladies here.

Let me know if you see something you like. :) Read more…

Chanel Holiday 2011 Collection CHANEL HOLIDAY 2011 AND A GLAMOROUS
TRADER JOE’S/PETCO FACE OF THE DAY

Oh, Thank the Lord of the Rings for Chanel!

Not that I had a fab event to go to this afternoon, because the most exciting thing I’ve done today was stop by Trader Joe’s to get some Baked Cheese Crunchies, but everything’s better with Chanel…even quick trips to the grocery store.

As a side, I’ve been feeling awfully disheveled lately, and I imagine the crunchies aren’t helping. You know like when you can’t get your sh*t together, no matter how hard you try? That, combined with very little sleep this week, and I’ve been a fussy girl. Read more…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Lilit says:

    Thanks so much for the link love Karen! I’m now obsessed with wearing blush on my eyelids, LOL. I really need to get me a peach eyeshadow now looks like it. xo
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  2. Jessi says:

    AH! You posted a link to my dinky little blog! I immediately had to tell my boyfriend that we’re famous now, haha. He knew exactly who you were when I said Karen posted a link to my blog on hers! Thank you Miss Karen (and Tabs)!
    Jessi recently posted … Halloween Nails with China Glaze Fortune Teller

    • Melissa says:

      Jessi it’s the same way in my house! I no longer have to explain who Karen is – he just knows! I have your (not so) “dinky” blog in my favorites too girl :-) Keep up the makeup love <3

  3. erica says:

    I laugh everytime I see that Forever Lazy commercial! I was even going to post it on my blog! That MAC collection looks amaze, must check it out!!

  4. Nina says:

    a whole weekend of posts missed! i was off having fun at the renfest this weekend!

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