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Rise and shine, morning glory. 🙂 I hope you slept well. Did you have any dreams? Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about dreaming big and told a friend of mine who’s very accomplished and encouraging about things like that. She says that people should reach beyond the stars! — even for things that seem totally outrageous and impossible — because when it comes to those dreams, in the process of reaching for the stars, you never you know where you’ll land.


Here are a couple of the things I’ve been dreaming about lately (please tell me yours in the comments).

The Cannes Film Festival For some unknown reason, I’ve become super obsessed with the idea of going to the Cannes Film Festival in France someday. Now, to attend, you’re supposed to have ties to the movie industry, which I don’t, so I have no idea how I’d ever actually get my foot in the door, but I’m trying to figure it out. I love movies, and I think it would be a blast to go.

Makeup school Also related to movies, I came across a school called Cinema Secrets through a video by Melissa Street, a movie makeup artist who’s been in the biz for 20 plus years. In it she talks about the school’s overall makeup curriculum, as well as their expertise in special effects. Now, the school’s in LA, so for me it wouldn’t exactly be a quick commute. The course I’m interested in taking is also six weeks long, so it’s still just a dream, but hey, you never know…

Have you taken the time to dream big lately? What are some of the things you’d love to do if you had absolutely no restrictions in the world?

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • A movie makeup artist explains how she got started — Epic Makeup
  • I kinda want to wear black lipstick thanks to this post — Jazzi McG
  • Create big, luscious doll lashes with this step-by-step tutorial — Beautezine
  • 3 key things a blogger should do in their free time — Sherry Blossom Beauty
  • Kelly checks out the new MAC Mineralize Skincare Charged Water line — Vampy Varnish
  • The font freak in me loves this mani — We Heart This
  • If you’re feeling kinda crafty this weekend, there’s this super cool Crayon DIY project that I’ve been dying to do — Whatever…
  • The 100 best books of all time, according to Wikipedia — Wikipedia
  • DIY Beauty: Make Your Own Cream Eyeshadow — Beautiful with Brains
  • Have you ever tried anything from Rain Cosmetics? — Beauty in New York City


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Wielding giant foundation brushes they fashion from tree trunks and Griffin fur and using their keen sense of smell, they patrol remote mountain passes and strip mall parking lots, hunting for foundation wearers. When they find them, Foundation Firbolgs use their giant brushes to wipe away all traces of foundation before releasing their victims, in most cases unharmed.

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  1. Thanks to some posts I’ve been reading lately, I have also been dreaming about taking a makeup class. I’m mostly interested in “beauty” makeup though – not special effects. I’d love to learn to improve my contouring, eyeshadow blending, etc.

    I am located in Los Angeles, so there are tons of schools around here – and some offer evening classes, which works with my schedule. I would LOVE to take a class. The problem is that they’re mostly really, really pricy – a couple thousand dollars. But I can dream . . .
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  2. Jasmine says:

    Karen, will you be watching the puppy bowl today? well at least the kitty half time show! 🙂

  3. Nora says:

    Yay for the puppy bowl with halftime kitten cheerleaders!

    Yep, definitely been dreaming big recently! Even though I’ve been trying to figure out a life path for months now, only in the past month or so has it felt like my mind has opened to new ideas.

    Now? I’m working on creating a blog and/or consulting business to address crucial life skills for young adults that aren’t being taught in school (or at all)! Wish me luck, world! (Karen, if you happen to see this, I sent ya an email recently about blogging tips questions. 🙂 )

  4. Emily says:

    My dream just came true!! I won the regional spelling bee for where I live, and I’m going to be in Washington DC in May for the nationals!!!

  5. Advah says:

    Oh yes, I’ve been dreaming big lately. I’d love to be a screenwriter and/or use my language skills on sets (not sure how that would ever happen, but hey never hurts to dream!). My other ONE DAY.. plans include having a successful blog (just created it, time to get posting) or having my own cafe.
    But more realistically, I’d like to hop into freelancing some day so I could work from where I want and not be tied to a specific location.

  6. kprice says:

    Have you ever been to Sundance? My boss just went and she loved it. Maybe it’s a baby step to your full dream of Cannes?

  7. Heidi says:

    I’m sure that Ryan Gosling will be inviting you to go to Cannes with him one of these days, Karen. It’s inevitable!

    My big dreams involve traveling. There are so many places in Europe that I’d love to visit.

  8. Jessica says:

    Thanks so much for including us in your weekly roundup Karen! I’m totally in love with your makeup monsters 🙂 it doesnt matter but just letting you know there’s an “e” instead of the “y”- I should have thought in through more because everyone says beautyzine! Haha anyways thanks so much- love your weekly roundups each week! Do you make the characters yourself?

  9. Nina says:

    another week flew by! 🙂 your weekend roundups are always fun!

  10. Josette says:

    I would love to learn to play the piano, go to Disneyland, become an equestrian, and save enough money to bring my family on a fancy vacation 🙂 Thankfully, these are all attainable goals.

    That makeup class sounds fun 🙂 I saw go for it!

  11. Thanks for including me in your weekly posts! 🙂 Your site is definitely one of my favorites.

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