This Week’s Top Posts

Published in: Just For Fun

How’s it going out there? What have you guys been up to this weekend? Something fun I hope. Tabs, El Hub and I are just chugging along and enjoying the arrival of spring, finally! We’re such weather lightweights out here, LOL! I feel terrible for the folks on the East Coast still digging themselves out from under all that snow. Damn, I hope spring treats them well because this of all years they deserve it.


Before I post the open thread today I’m spending some time practicing with my cameras. You’d be amazed to know how much time I spend on photography. It’s like my life is a quest to figure out how to take the perfect picture. Straight up, photography is NOT easy, and there is no magic bullet, no magic number of megapixels that suddenly produces a great shot, but if I were forced to choose between 1) the best DSLR on the market with a $2,000 pro lens in bad lighting or 2) a $70 Canon PowerShot point-n-shoot camera outdoors on a sunny day — hands down, I’d go with the cheap camera with good lighting every time.

Anywho, we made it through another week together. 🙂 MAC Art Supplies sure looks pretty. Can’t wait to take a closer look at the collection over the next few days…

What was your favorite new collection or product of the week? Do you have one? That’s a tough one, but I’ll go with Illamasqua’s Pastel Nails. I think that yellow’s just divine.

A Little Bit of Rock N’ Roll with MAC Art Supplies

“Fittingly, the first song on my iPod’s workout playlist today was Motley Crue’s Home Sweet Home, and it FIRED ME UP! — so much so that I felt like rock n’ rolling into some pink and purple makeup for my face of the day…”

More Summery Colors and Shimmery Fun from Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

“With highly saturated purples, bronzes, teals and gold, Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess summer collection salutes makeup mavens who love intense, rich color by thoroughly bringing on the bling.”

I’m Dreaming of Dolce and Gabbana Midnight Bloom

“I had a dream once where I was wandering through a beautiful tropical garden at night … Dolce & Gabbana’s Midnight Bloom summer makeup collection would have fit right in.”

Blues and Greens with MAC Art Supplies and MAC Trip

“Because a little color always helps, I reached for the MAC Trip Cool Eyes Palette and a few things from MAC Art Supplies, as well as Benefit’s permanent collection and a Lancome mascara. In a little while I was feeling 100% better and kinda like this…”

Vetting MAC Art Supplies Pro Longwear Lipstain Markers

“Here are seven of the nine colors. I’m curious to hear what you think. I like how rich the reds and browns are, but I think a lot of ’em look alike on my lips, maybe due to my pigmented pucker.”

Branch Out This Spring With Sonia Kashuk’s Bamboo Brushes

“New for spring, Sonia crafted these limited-edition eye, face and cheek brushes from eco-friendly bamboo, cork and a mix of natural and synthetic fibers. There’s something kind of branch-y and natural about them, like, if the Swiss Family Robinson wanted to make elegant makeup brushes, these are what they’d look like, ha!”

I’m Sweet on Illamasqua Pastel Nails

“Memories of Easter mornings flooded back today when I swatched two of the four colors from Illamasqua’s Pastel Nails collection for spring. The colors have been available through for a while, but they arrive at US Sephora stores this May ($14 each).”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Molly says:

    Hey Karen 🙂 I love all the work you have done for us over the years you’ve taught me sooo much. THANK YOU

  2. Katie says:

    I am literally in love with the Dolce & Gabbana collection. The crayon liner and the eyeshadow are my favorite, but I also love the cheek and lip color. Perfect collection for summer in my eyes!
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… Lady Gaga Telephone Makeup =-.

  3. mkdallas says:

    Now I’m really lusting after that lipstick. There’s something about nudie/peachy/pinky lip shades that reel me in, everytime. BTW, that is a particularly endearing pic of Tabs…he looks pensive & poignant. Perhaps he’s longing for gravy, lol?

  4. DonnaN says:


    I would love to have ANY nice camera…..I have a cheapo Kodak digital–very basic, but I miss my nice HP digital… accidentally got dropped during a trip to Los Angeles, and I didn’t know it was broke until 6mos later, on my trip to WDW…..I had to buy a replacement camera while I was there, and the Kodak was all they had.

    Hubster and I have spent the day cleaning. I have to run out to Wally-mart in a bit, and then I’m gonna be slowly winding down to sleep a bit before we have to be up at 2:30AM! We’ve gotta be to surgical check-in by 5:00AM!!

    Got my wants from Art Supplies on hold until mid-April, when I’ll be up and around to pick them up. My friends and I are placing an online Target order together for the Sonia Kashuk brushes, since our local Target did not have them. Free shipping for $50+, so by combining our purchases, we’ll save a little bit!

  5. Nina says:

    I wont deny – I have the MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Markers on my list … and I cant wait!!!

  6. Samantha says:

    As one of those East Coast folks, the snow has melted :), but the rain is coming down! We are all looking forward to spring together!

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