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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

I’m starting to realize just how much I enjoy going to tea houses. On my second trip into the city this week, I had a hankering for tea and that smoked salmon quiche I had earlier in the week at Samovar Tea Lounge, so I went back on Thursday.


I love the whole experience of it, ya know, because you’re there, you’re eating, you’re socializing. Plus, you’re having tea! And you’re having it in cute little cups with matching saucers.

Which reminds me — have we ever talked about fine china? I don’t own any, but I’d love to have a nice set someday. Doing dishes the other day, I realized that I don’t own a full set of matching dishes. And I may never will, thanks to El Hub (sorry, sweetie, but it’s true). I love that man, but he has an uncanny knack for breaking plates, and quite frankly, it drives me bonkers.

I don’t know how one man can break so many dishes… It’s like his superpower. I swear, if I ever get a really nice set, they’re going to be off limits to him.

A few beauty posts that caught my eye…

  • Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadows look lovely — We Heart This
  • Want! This set of T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers– Cafe Makeup
  • And speaking of curls, the ghd Style Curl Hold Spray looks intriguing, too — Let’s MakeYuUp
  • Nom nom, coral nail polishes for spring! — The Beauty Look Book
  • I like the idea of the natural, sheer matte finish of this Chanel Loose Powder — 25fLondon
  • New lipstick shades from Le Metier de Beaute — The Non-Blonde
  • Butter London Nail Stickers? Yes, please! — A Vain Woman
  • A soft, blue eye look with Clarins — The Notice
  • A tutorial with soft citrus colors to wake up your eye look —
  • Sounds like I need this Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate, stat — MakeUp4All

Oh, no. They’re back! Reports of a new makeup monster sighting are trickling in. Witnesses report seeing purple school buses and orange stop lights. Very unusual, indeed…

Color Chameleon

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup MonsterDescription: Color Chameleons are shy, solitary reptilian humanoids with an unfortunate special ability. Like other species in the Chamaeleonidae family, they are able to change their skin color, which they often use as camouflage to avoid predators, or when courting a mate; however, they are also able to change the color of items in their immediate surroundings, which makes them particularly dangerous to makeup artists. And painters.

Although generally peaceful, they are quick to react when bright colors, interesting color patterns or large blocks of uninterrupted color threaten their territory. Using stealth and camouflage, they will stalk the colorful interloper, getting up to within a few feet of it, and then change its colors by proximity.

They derive sustenance by licking pigmented products. It’s kind of nasty…but not altogether dangerous.

Frequency: Rare
Speed: Medium
Armor Class: 5
Special Attacks: Proximity pigment change
Special Defenses: Camouflage
Intelligence: Low
Alignment: Neutral
Size: Medium (7′ tall)

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup Monsters
The Makeup and Beauty Blog Makeup Monsters
Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

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Urban Decay Summer 2012 Nail Kit Urban Decay Summer 2012 Nail Kit

Becca Eye Tint in Romanticism Becca Eye Tint in Romanticism

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Garden Collection Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Garden Collection

Zoya Beach and Surf Collections Making Waves With Zoya Beach & Surf

Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection The Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sequins Finish The Estèe Lauder Sequins Finish and Two Tone Collections

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I have to admit something: I’m the dish-breaker in the house! I went from having 8 glasses to 3 in 9 months, and I broke MOST of them… not good.

    The list of makeup monsters is getting longer!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Want Something That Is Applied in 30 Seconds and Lasts for 24 Hours? Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows in Bold Gold & Bad to the Bronze Swatch, Review, FOTD & My New Follow Chairman Meow Mug!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Sunny. So you’re one of them, too! I don’t know what it is. I can’t even trust him to wash the dishes.

      Yup about the dastardly makeup monsters. I even had to split their poster apart to make room, LOL!

      Sunny, since I have you, I’ll reply soon about your posts. I’ve just been running a little behind this weekend and haven’t been able to get everything I wanted to get done, but thank you for being so patient. Hang in there!

  2. Gaia says:

    Thanks for the link love 🙂
    The main obstacle between me and fine china is a the herd of critters. The cats have been known to get into everything and cause substantial damage. The vintage set of California pottery we own has proven to be more resilient than previous ones, but a certain orange tabby has a thing for pushing plates off the table, just to see what happens and hear the clatter…

    Love to you and to Tabs.

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Gaia. Love to you too! Your pain is my pain. Tabs unleashed his fury on my Christmas chair (the Pier One chair I got for Christmas), which is a new habit he apparently developed. In the years I’ve known him, this was the first time he ever really damaged a piece of furniture.

      Rotten cat… He’s lucky he knows so much about makeup/beauty. 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for the link Karen!! And yes, you need those rollers! So nice to use, seriously!

  4. Marina says:

    Thank you for the mention, Karen! I love the collage you did 😉
    Marina recently posted … Beauty Related Things That Inspired Me This Week Vol. 11

  5. Mee says:

    I just would let you know how awesome your blog is! i mean, i love the way you blog on. Especially your weekly round thing you do, because of it’s not always i have time to check the blogs, twitter, and other stuffs im following.. And the makeup monsters thing is so hilarious, but kinda sad because of it’s true things happening lol.. Btw, who’s el hub? (:

  6. Yu says:

    Hi Karen, I can’t believe I’ve got a mention here – thank you so much! 🙂

  7. Nina says:

    Speaking of dishes – the rack in our dish cabinet fell one night, and broke one of the plates and several of the bowls in our only matching set. The rest are a mishmash of stuff I had and he had when we were single, respectively. I need to get my behind to Crate and Barrel to buy replacements, and soon!

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