The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

So this is winter, huh? Gotta say, not a fan.


Yup, the rain returned this morning, but it’s not one of those productive rains that refills reservoirs and builds up the snow pack in the mountains. This is just a faint freezing drizzle that makes me want to stay indoors and drives Tabs out of his ever-lovin’ mind.

How’s it going out yonder way? I’m not really feeling up to writing transitions this morning, so here are just a couple of non-makeup and makeup-related things I’ve been liking lately…

Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a great day. 🙂

Southland It’s baaack! The new season of one of my favorite shows just started, and I think it’s one of the most underrated hours on TV.

It’s a police drama, but if you like police dramas, give it a try. It has some pretty interesting, complex characters, great acting and cool story lines. Plus, it stars cutie pie Benjamin McKenzie, and starting this season, Lucy Liu, too, who I think did a great job in last week’s season premiere.

Food trucks Right now they’re HUGE in San Francisco. I haven’t been to one lately, but I keep wanting to go.

There’s this weekly food truck jamboree thing called Off the Grid where a bunch of food trucks all meet at the same time and place in the city, and now they’re introducing an Off the Grid up here where I live in Marin County, huzzah!

Underworld Awakening Okay, I have no idea why they keep making these movies because I think they went downhill fast after the first one, but I’m a big Milla Jovovich Kate Beckinsale fan (I always get those ladies confused). I have to see it. Can’t resist.

Sunday Riley and Edward Bess I’m intrigued by both of these lines. Sunday Riley is new at Barney’s New York, and Sephora recently started carrying Edward Bess. I love how elegant both of them look from the packaging, so these are tops on my list of new things to try.

If I do venture out of the house this afternoon, I’ll have to be very careful, though, because another makeup monster has been spotted in the area (possibly the last makeup monster in this series). I should be okay… The authorities are saying that it only targets people wearing false eyelashes, and I didn’t plan on wearing any today.


An MBB Makeup Monster: The Lash LifterFREQUENCY: Rare
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Master rogues/pickpockets, these evil little goblins have the quickest hands and uncanny dexterity! They’re able to remove false eyelashes so quickly that they can be in and out between blinks. You don’t even notice your lashes are gone until they’ve already left the area, and if they can’t remove a lash because of its adhesive, they’ll just bite it off with their scary sharp teeth!
SIZE: Small (1′ tall)

The Makeup Monsters

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • Scarves and boots make everything better! — Keiko Lynn
  • Spring Cleaning: The Beauty Edition —
  • Nailing it! Simple Spring Cherry/Plum Blossoms Nail Art for Chinese New Year — My Women Stuff
  • Dreamcatcher eyes! — Bows and Curtseys
  • I’m lovin’ these watercolor nails — Nails and Noms
  • Ever wonder how to successfully pull off a chartreuse-colored dress (I know I have!)? This post offers a few stylish ideas — What I Wore
  • I miss the ocean! For my fellow water babies: some big blue beauty and fashion inspiration — Fashion Squad
  • Super cool: giant artwork inspired by toys — Flavorwire
  • So pretty! This step-by-step photo tutorial shows how to do a gorgeous bronzy golden eye — By Celina
  • Color me intrigued by this $24 Ilia Lip Conditioner — Bella Sugar

Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR EyeshadowNew $7 Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow

Lip Look Ideas for the New Year5 Lip Looks to Jump Start Your Style This Year

Benefit Sun Beam Liquid HighlighterBenefit Sun Beam Liquid Highlighter

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow FoundationNew Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation

Chanel Knightsbridge Collection LipsticksThe Chanel Knightsbridge Collection Pink, Coral and Fuchsia Lippies

Clarins Colour Breeze Eye Quartet in Blue SkyClarins Colour Breeze Mineral Eye Quartet in Blue Sky

Benefit High Brow Glow PencilGive Your Brows a Lift With Benefit High Brow Glow

NARS Diamond LIfe Nail PolishNARS Diamond Life Nail Lacquer

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Harpa says:

    Hi Karen!

    Just wanted to tell you that you look especially fresh and beautiful in the top photo in this post:)

    Have a good week!

  2. Eva says:

    Psst: Underworld is Kate Beckinsale, Resident Evil is Milla Jovovich.
    Love both movie series for mindless entertainment. :o)

  3. Nina says:

    when I found out EB is at Sephora now, i cried a little tear of joy. 😀

  4. Luisa B. says:

    I just saw Underworld in Imax 3D and it was awesome! I had never seen a movie in 3D and kept making oh and ah noises!! I probably annoyed a lot of people near me.

  5. Dee says:

    As a fellow Bay Area resident, I have to tell you that Off the Grid is THE BOMB. If you get a chance to go, make sure to look around for a ‘Curry Up Now’ truck – ask for Sexy Fries or Samosas, you won’t be disappointed!

  6. kylie says:

    Sunday Riley is a must try!! I bought a blush, two eyeshadows and the foundation on a whim and I’m amazed by the quality! i love the formulation os all the items I bought and the textures and pigmentation are just outstanding.

  7. Rie says:

    Thank you for the shout out on your blog! I loved making my water color nails and I plan on doing it again soon! ^_^

  8. Hope I won’t forget anything 🙂
    1) Food trucks = one more reason to visit SF
    2) As for the shows… Do you watch Pan Am?
    3) I love Kate and think I should probably re-watch all Underworlds.
    4) Celina’s just gorgeous! Loved that video.
    5) I love the winter we are having right now with LOTS of white snow.
    Marina (Makeup4all) recently posted … Bioderma Atoderm PP Anti-Reccurence Emollient Balm Review and Photos. Rave

  9. ByCelina says:

    Hey Karen!

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it 😀 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Have a wonderful week!


  10. corinne says:

    ooo glad you’re getting Off the Grid on your side of the bridge!!! The trucks rotate all the time but some of my faves are Hapa, Senor Sisig, and Chairman Bao =)

  11. peach_ says:

    Eeep! The Lash Lifter is so scary! But is that a hoodie she’s wearing? 🙂
    peach_ recently posted … Julep Nail Vernis Hayden (2012 Resort Collection)

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