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Next time you make it out here to the San Francisco Bay Area, see if you can squeeze in a meal at one of the cute little restaurants on SF’s Claude Lane. It’s a small area with a European vibe (plenty of outdoor seating) a little off the beaten path about two blocks from Union Square. Just a couple of quaint cafes and restaurants, but I think it’s well worth checking out.


I had dinner there the other night at a spot called Gitane with my girlfriends from college, Christine, Eleanor and Mary Anne.

My first real job after college was at a company about one block away from the restaurant, and as I was walking from where I’d parked to meet the girls, I passed a few familiar haunts.

Back when I had that job, I was in my early 20s and very unsure of where I was headed in life or what the future held. I never could have imagined I’d ever be sitting at a desk in the town of Novato with a chubby tabby cat on my lap as I typed something like this to you…

It’s just weird! But also cool.

As I got closer to the restaurant the other night, I wondered, should I find myself walking down these same streets 10 years from now, what will I be up to then? Will I have children? Will I run into any old friends and share stories about how little Paul or Alexandra love art and music, but my parents think they should both be doctors? Or will I not have children? And will I be okay with that decision?

I don’t know… I just hope that wherever I am and whatever I’m doing, I’m happy. And you are, too. 🙂

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • Hmm… Maybe this will help me stop dressing like a teenage skater boy: How to organize your closet in 6 easy steps — The Glitter Guide
  • These DIY teacup candles are too cute! — Everything Fabulous
  • I absolutely LOVE this: 10 ways to celebrate yourself — Positively Present
  • If you’re like me and always losing bobby pins, you might appreciate this super simple bathroom organizing tip — Super Woman
  • 25 clever ideas to make life easier — The Daily Buzz
  • I’ve been listening to Whitney all morning while reading this reprint of an interview from 1993 that she did with Rolling Stone… RIP, Whit — Rolling Stone
  • The new YSL Vinyl Candy Palette looks like so much fun — Glitter Geek
  • A glowy and fresh professional work makeup look — Lisa Eldridge
  • Becca channels sultry for winter with Balearic Love — Makeup4all
  • I’m always looking for makeup storage ideas, and this one looks great for lipstick — Makeup and Macaroons


Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup MonsterDESCRIPTION: Long, long ago, a powerful evil sorceress/former makeup artist created Liner Lamia to guard her makeup counter while she was away, but a small number of the mischievous creatures escaped! Tentacled gremlins with eye liners for arms, they really just like to mess up makeup.
SPECIAL ATTACKS: Liner Lamia prefer surprise attacks over frontal assaults, typically striking while their victims are distractedly applying their makeup — for instance, while driving.

They are deathly afraid of mirrors.

ALIGNMENT: Chaotic neutral
SIZE: Small (3′ tall)

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup Monsters

Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Make Up For Ever La Boheme Eye Shadow Palette Make Up For Ever’s New La Bohème Eye Shadow Palette

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick Make Up For Ever’s Two New Rouge Artist Natural Lipsticks

Dolce & Gabbana Khol Collection The Dolce & Gabbana Khol Collection

MAC Vera Collection Pics and Swatches MAC Vera Collection Pics and Swatches

MAC Shop and MAC Cook Collections MAC Shop and MAC Cook Collection Pics and Swatches

Paul & Joe Purr-Fect Face & Eye Color Palette The Paul & Joe Face & Eye Color Palette in Purr-Fect

Paul & Joe Spring 2012 Be Catwalk Ready Right Meow With Paul & Joe Spring 2012

Paul & Joe Kitten Collection Nail Polishes Paul & Joe Kitten Collection Nail Polishes

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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So far, 10 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Those new Paul&Joe products just blow my ind with their cuteness! Loved all the posts about them<3
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  2. Tristan says:

    Those Makeup Monsters are amazing.

  3. sarahc says:

    That monster is too cute!

    I like what you’re doing with your photography lately. The backgrounds and props are beautiful.

  4. Stef Smith says:

    I’m way too OCD to use the Paul & Joe products. They’re so cute, but smearing those kitty faces would kill me.

    And I vote for starting to think about a baby. It won’t take “Karen” away and replace her with this person called “Mom”, it will just enhance your life! And Tabs would love to be a big brother! 😉

  5. Lauren Sutherland says:

    Can i just say that one of my absolute favorite things about reading the weekly roundup is the makeup monsters? They crack me up every time with the cute drawings and funny attacks.

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Lauren. I’m glad to hear it. They’re fun to do. I’m a huge fantasy fan and know someone who played a lot of D&D.

      And now the Makeup Monsters are just a fun outlet and a good way to practice Photoshop and drawing.

  6. Lilit says:

    Thank you so much for the link love! xo
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  7. Nina says:

    your makeup monsters series is just plain, handsdown awesome!

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