Today I Am…

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today i am

…giving myself a Post-It pep-talk.


Today I am…

…wearing Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Roses ($59) on my eyes and Rouge G in 72 Rose Innocent ($48) on my lips. Both are from the spring 2012 collection and coming this January to select Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman stores.

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Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Roses on the left and Rouge G in 72 Rose Innocent on the right

guerlain spring 2011 (1)
Swatches of Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Roses (first four swatches from the left) and Rouge G in 72 Rose Innocent (far right)

Today I am…

…filling a vase with pink carnations and setting it on my windowsill.

Today I am…

…spritzing citrusy Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien ($85) on my wrists and remembering the time I visited an Annick Goutal store in Paris and somehow, miraculously, managed to speak enough high school French to successfully purchase three small bottles of perfume.

Today I am…

…putting a necklace on my cat.

Today I am…

…eating macarons and drinking a soy chai latte.

Today I am…

…smiling, ๐Ÿ™‚ and remembering to treat myself kindly, and with respect and love.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Paris B says:

    What a lovely uplifting post, Karen! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    p/s I keep seeing the necklace on Tabs as teeth – eeks! ๐Ÿ˜›
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  2. skarvika says:

    you’re really pretty

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I love how the eyeshadow and the roses match ๐Ÿ™‚ So pretty!

  4. Heidi says:

    I love all the pink. A reminder that another spring will be here at some point.

    Missy keeps looking at the necklace pictures and shaking her head. She would NEVER be that patient. Her message to Tabs: “dude, if she even TRIES to get earrings on you, I’m coming down to Novato and we’re staging a mutiny! These assistants need to learn their place and show some respect!”

  5. Marina says:

    What a beautiful post, Karen! I love the carnations and the new Guerlain lipstick. I usually keep some sweets on my desk, too ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Vonvon says:

    Today, your eye make is so pretty, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post! It’s morning here, and I am quite stressed out this morning. I will treat myself nicer and love myself more today! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. irini says:

    I love posts like this! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Stephanie Fabian says:

    My favorite post so far ๐Ÿ™‚ really made my day when I saw Tabs with a necklace ha ha!

  9. Iram says:

    such a cute little post! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  10. That last picture of you is beautiful. =)

  11. Nina says:

    i love this post … and i just have to say that …

    today i am thankful for mbb. it gives us gals (and guys) the chance to dish not only about makeup but life as well. it is a warm and inviting place on the worldwideweb. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yelena says:

      i’m not sure how i could get through my day without a daily dose of MBB ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks karen and what a beautiful message. thanks so much.

  12. Kim says:

    You were definitely having a pink kind of day – and who wouldn’t love that?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Katrina says:

    I now need macarons.

  14. Erin says:

    Thanks Karen! You make me happy! Especially the adorable posts about Tabs! He looks amazing in that necklace.

    The spring make-up collections are AMAZING this year! Guerlain, YSL, Lancome and Chanel all have tons of stuff I want!

  15. Eva says:

    I love you, Karen. Thanks for making my day better:)

  16. Yelena says:

    Karen, I wanna be like you when I grow up <3

  17. Mishel says:

    Wow Karen, I really like that quote of treating urself with respect and love. I do it for everyone else but me… I need to remember that I deserve the same as well. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Debra says:

    “Yes” (oui) to all of your benevolent affirmations. Sometimes the self takes a hit and one does not even know it till later!

    Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien was too floral for me; but I adore L’Heure Exquise.

    Love the Guerlain on you. It is the most springlike collection out there, even if it’s December and frigid.

  19. Chris25 says:

    I love this post! Today I’m starting my paper on African feminism, making scrambled eggs, giving myself a pedicure, and treating myself to some new China Glaze polishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Gigi says:

    Karen, thank you for the post. I need to remember to treat myself kindly with love and respect. Also, I wasn’t sure how pink eyeshadow would look on olive skin tone… and I’m kind of loving it!

  21. Jean says:

    Karen, always an inspiration. Going through some hard times here and reading this post made me think about how I have to focus on my daily goals and pep talk myself and not let circumstance get me in a rut. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. You always write the most charming and upbeat posts – love visiting your website, and love the cat necklace too:)
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  23. Joanna says:

    I would truly purchase the lipstick for it’s packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Jennifer says:

    Wow, the makeup looks BEAUTIFUL on you!!! And the swatches are so pigmented, I am VERY impressed!!! I am totally in love with this palette! Too bad it’s so expensive. ๐Ÿ™

    And I LOVE your “theme” ร‚ยซToday I amร‚ยป. I might just do that on my blog too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Swathi says:

    Am I really sleepy or is the price of the Rouge G is 28$ ???????????

  26. DalaLuz says:

    Today I am reading your blog and smiling ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Patty says:

    Such a nice thing to read, Karen! I love the shades of pink in the palette and lipstick…so pretty. I just got a new Megan Miller nail polish in Pink Lily which will go perfectly with them. (You have gotta go to the web site just to look at the bottles the polish is in…gorgeous!) The carnations look almost like old English roses and that pink is so delicate…love ’em! And, last, but not least, Tabs must be the most patient cat on earth. My cats would have that necklace off in a heartbeat.

  28. Kimberly says:

    This post makes me so happy!

  29. BeckBeck says:

    I can’t believe Tabs allows himself to be accessorized. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. millie says:

    love this post. so inspiring. makes me feel good. indeed, we have to surround ourselves with beautiful things and those that we love.

  31. peach_ says:

    I really enjoyed this post! So joyful, full of pink, and you look gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  32. Ann says:

    I need a LOVE button for this post, so fresh and beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ก

  33. Anh says:

    I am loving all the pink in this post!

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