The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Okay, when I started writing this post, part of me wanted to dish about my favorite products this week, the Too Faced Summer stuff and the Sunday Riley pieces I tried, but then I watched the new trailer for Prometheus


WOW! Scary much?

I’m a sci-fi fanatic, and I grew up with the Alien movies. I think this one has the makings of a classic. Ridley Scott retaking the helm of the franchise he started more than 30 years ago? Suh-weet! 🙂

What’s new with you? How was your St. Paddy’s Day? Did you get your fish and chips on?

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • Some really insightful lessons learned from one bloggers’s first month of blogging — Linh’s Kitchen
  • Kinda random, but I loved reading this piece (and the followup) on dating in Sweden — Swedish Love Affair
  • The Essence of Passion for Fashion is blurple — Nihrida
  • How does The Body Shop’s Eyeshadow Blender brush stack up? — My Weekend Ramblings
  • Acute eye look with Urban Decay’s Chronic (haha!) for St. Patrick’s Day — Style By Cat
  • A gorgeous guide to California’s Central Coast (road trip!) — blinking against the brightness
  • OMG! Now I, too, want to paint ALL the nails! — The Nailasaurus
  • How to survive Mercury in Retrograde (fyi, that’s March 12th to April 3rd!) — gala darling
  • Goats continue to impress with Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Cream — The Blossom Shed
  • I think it’s time (haha!) to rekindle my love for Swatch watches — Sugar & Spice

The makeup monsters are back again this week with another beastie, this one an undead creature of insatiable appetite!

Tinted Moisturizer Mummy

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup MonsterDescription: “It’s just not fair!” you tell yourself. Why do you always get stuck restocking the store after hours, after everyone else has gone home?

You grab another box from the stack and remove a tube of tinted moisturizer. When you took this job, it was because you loved makeup, and you wanted to share that passion with others, but this — this isn’t what you signed up for. The mall, at midnight, not another soul around, unpacking boxes of self-tanner, tinted moisturizer and vanilla shower gel?

Suddenly, a loud crash comes from the storeroom, and you jump with a start! “Hello?” you call toward the sound. “Is anyone back there?”

No answer. Something must have toppled over. You place the moisturizer next to the others on the shelf.

Again, more crashing from the storeroom, but it’s louder this time. “Who is that?” you shout. Your heart starts pounding in your chest. “This isn’t funny!” Instinctively, you reach for an eyelash curler and brazen it like a sword in front of you. “I have an eyelash curler, and I’m not afraid to use it!”

Little do you know, an ancient evil has risen from the basement beneath the storeroom tonight. Once a beloved style icon, it rises for one month every seven years to feed on tinted moisturizer, and tinted moisturizer wearers.

Frequency: Rare
Speed: Slow
Armor Class: 6
Special Attacks: Mummy hug
Special Defenses: Immunity to non-magical makeup
Intelligence: NA
Alignment: VERY evil
Size: Medium (5-6′ tall)

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup Monsters

Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

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MAC Speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick MAC Unsung Heroes: Cremesheen Lipstick in Speak Louder

How to quickly do 3 different party hairstyles Sleek and Chic: 3 Easy Party Hairstyles

Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Colors The New Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Colors

Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick The New Dior Addict Extreme Lipsticks

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate The New Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

Dressing for San Francisco Outfit of the Day: Dressing for a Trip to San Francisco

Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Linh says:

    Hey Karen, I’ve been reading your blog for years so it’s super surreal to be part of the links that caught your eye. Thanks so much!

    P.S. Your interview with Bobbi Brown was awesome! It’s unbelievable how much growth Makeup and Beauty Blog has had these past years – very inspiring. Keep up the great work!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Linh! You’re always making me hungry with all the great food on your blog. I love your writing voice, and your pictures are gorgeous.

      I’m glad you liked the Bobbi Brown interview. She’s quite a knowledgeable and accomplished person, isn’t she?

      Have a great week. Tabs says hi. 🙂

      • Linh says:

        Awe gosh Karen, thanks so much for the compliment about the pics and especially the writing voice (that’s what I’m most insecure about)!

        Strangely enough, I actually found the recipe for my favourite chocolate skor cookies on MBB years ago.

        You’ve got me on such an inspirational kick, I’ve drafted up a guest blog post. The idea is for a product that can take you from “good girl” to “good girl gone bad.”

  2. sarahc says:

    I love Roberto Cavalli! It’s my signature scent right now. Loved the way you described it too.

    Karen, you’re running out of room for makeup monsters! What happens when there isn’t any more room on the poster lol? Please don’t stop!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, sarahc. I’ve been thinking about that with the makeup monsters. I only have a tiny little space up around the upper left of the family portrait for a new creature, but it has to be something small.

      Hmm… maybe some kind of evil mascara spider, but I’ve already talked about another mascara monster.

      I’m running out of ideas, LOL!

  3. Cute story about Tinted Moisturizer Mummy! ‘LOL-ed at Intelligence: NA’

  4. Nina says:

    i cant say im ready for this week …. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for including a link to my teeny little blog! I got quite a thrill when I was perusing your roundup and there I was:)

    Goats are ALL the rage, aren’t they? I’m always ahead of trends. Did you see the pizza goat in NY? Brilliant, and frankly, better behaved than most diners.
    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog recently posted … Friday Frock

  6. Thank you so much, Karen! As you know, I’m a huge fan of yours and your blog, and seeing that you liked my posts really makes my day! Those particular posts about dating in Sweden are frequently visited – and even more so now thanks to you!

    Kind wishes,
    Antonia at Swedish Love Affair recently posted … New and old things

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