Today Marin Was Like Hawaii

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Shark’s Cove: awesome snorkeling spot on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii

Hi, ladies! It was just too nice outside for me to sit in front of the computer today. It seems like I spend more time at my computer desk than I spend anyplace else!


What have you been up to today?

I’m working on a couple projects for you guys that I hope to have ready to share soon. One has to do with MAC Cosmetics, and the other has to do with finding makeup bargains, which is something I hold near and dear to my heart!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. You know what time it is! Are you ready for the week’s best posts from the lovely ladies of the Beauty Blog Network?

Beauty Blog Network

Can’t figure out those false lashes? The Daily Cookie gives her step-by-step on how to apply lashes in a breeze!

A Touch of Blusher loves the Golden Dior pendant.

StyleBell uncovers the Top 5 Flat Irons that work best with curly hair.

Beauty Anonymous invites you to the springtime nail colors of OPI 2008 Beyond Chic Collection .

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic check out Kiehl’s Vital Sun Sunscreen and decides it has great broad UV spectrum coverage!

Beauty and Fashion Tech creates a great look using items from the new Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Cosmetic Line.

Product Girl asks What’s in Your Bag? Check back daily for a new beauty blogger’s bag each day!

The Muse gives her first impressions of the coveted MAC DressCamp Collection!

Beauty411 shares her review of Klean Bath + Body’s Blue Hawaii Sugar Body Polish, which smells like a tropical island and exfoliates your skin, too!

Forget virgin daiquiris, The Beauty of Life is all about the gorgeous polishes from the new Extra Virgin Collection from Dashing Diva!

Need some luxury in your life? Beauty Junkie in SF finds her current high-end beauty favorites.

Want to take your hair from Flat To Fabulous? Then check out what The Makeup Divas recommends.

Win a gift set packed with Ferro Cosmetics mineral makeup goodies at Bionic Beauty!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog discovers Chanel’s Leopard lipstick, a coral color that makes her go rrrrrraooow!

SugarShock Beauty has found a ticket to paradise with the tropically dreamy Lavanila Laboratories’ Vanilla Coconut Fragrance.

Beauty Banter discovers a healthy, inexpensive, sun and streak-free way to get your bronzed glow!

Toya of The Life of A Ladybug asks “What’s your ‘thing’ right now?”

Beauty Blogging Junkie recommends these product picks for the most relaxing bath ever.

Makeup Junkie finds a new best friend in Chi’s Pink Flat Iron!

Glossypink shares her Holy Grail lipgloss!

Kitiya of Mischo Beauty has a reader who shares her favorite organic conditioner!

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares a few homemade antiwrinkle creams.

Makeup Moxie reviews Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray.

Spoiled Pretty is giving away five bottles of Guess by Marciano Eau de Parfum. Contest ends Sunday, April 27th. Go get you some!


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  1. Diana says:

    Aloha! I just subscribed to your blog! I love this site and visit it daily. I know that you are located in SF. I was born and raised in Oakland. Currently I am finishing up my college days over at BYU-Hawaii on the North Shore. BTW I love shark’s Cove!


  2. Kate Brian says:

    Hey Karen!it’s a loong time i didn’t check ur site 4 fab updates n im dieing aw-ready!hey,don’t blame me!blame d “i hav-2-go-2-a trip-w/-rents-n-dey-wouldn’t-let-me-brng-laptop” trip.(beautiful pic.! (at top)there.i wonder going 2 hawaii would be like…?)but now dat im here,im hangin’ out w/ d gals,talking all d time w/ rents’ n surfin’ my fave blogs(oh i miss them sooo much,MWAH!hahaha).checking out ALL “my” blogs is hard as surfing in water,let me tell ya.SIGH!but it’s raining like crazy here at home n i thought dis was summer!ur so luck-y KARR(can i call u dat?my “PALS” r driving me crazy to say ur name like dat hope ur not bothered n it’ll be O.K w/ u pls. oh pls.)u can get 2 go outside,no fair!:)canawt wait 4 ur upcoming proj./s!Btw-has anyone here went on a vacation?if so,where did u go n did u think it was FAB/DRAB there?
    P.S. from know on,i will be from Kate(Brian)2 friend said it would be more ah-dorable like dat.besides im luh-ving super cute tees like David n Goliath’s.XOXO,Kay-TEE.spell it like dat.:)

  3. Eru says:

    Wah~~ that pic reminds me of summer. You’re so lucky of having sunny days and gentle weather, Karen! πŸ˜€ My city is known for being an extremelly cold place. Now we’re having an “almost spring” here.:P
    Can you see sharks in shark’s cove?
    Eru :3

  4. Megan says:

    Seriously I have to say no fair on that. It’s been rainy over here. Friday was fine, and part of Saturday…and then the heavens opened up. LOL Anyway I’m glad you got to have a nice weekend. I’m super excited about the piece on finding makeup bargains!

  5. Glosslizard says:

    When the weather’s fine like this you have got to get outside! We had a big BBQ in the park! A fine time and absolutely perfect weather! No bounce-house, but we set up a volleyball net and gave out big plastic balls as party gifts, so the kids had a fab time and the parents just chilled in the shade (aahhhhh)!

    Looking forward to the upcoming posts! Have a great week! πŸ˜€

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Diana,

    Aloha! It’s great to meet another East bay girl (I grew up in Union City). πŸ™‚

    Congrats on almost being done with school. What are you studying?

    I *love* the North Shore, too. If I could, today’s I’d go snorkeling at Shark’s Cove and then afterwards eat a yellow chicken curry bowl at Haliewa Eats for lunch.

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Kate Brian (aka Kay-tee!),

    You’d love Hawaii. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. I hope you get to visit someday!

    LOL, and blog surfing is hard work! I agree. πŸ™‚

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    If I could I would send you some sunshine, girl! Spring will hopefully not be too far off for you…

    I’ve never seen a shark in Shark’s Cove (knock on wood). I’ve seen lots of amazing fish though. The last time I was there swam with a huge school of fish! It was amazing. I also love swimming out far and deep, to where there are huge beds of coral and you barely see the bottom. It’s very beautiful.

    How was your weekend? Did you have fun at your friend’s concert? What makeup did you wear?

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    I’m glad it finally quit raining around your way! Did you end up going to the movies?

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you and hope sandal weather heads your way ASAP!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    How fun! I hope everything went smoothly and that you got to have some fun too. After all this talk about BBQ’s I ended up going to TJ’s to get a tub of potato salad. YUM!

    How’s your Monday been so far?

  11. Janelle says:


    Funny you mentioned Hawaii. I was searching for little trinkets or little charms of Hawaiian flipflops or Hisbiscus or sea turtles or anything like that. I just bought a car and would like to hang something there for a personal touch. Silly question i know but would you know of any places or sites in the Bay Area that carries these sorts of things?

  12. Eru says:

    Karen! Yay! Send me some sun please~~!! πŸ˜€
    I had a nice weekend, thanks for asking! I weared a dark green smokey eye look for the concert πŸ™‚ paired with my new Cotton Petal lipgloss by Dior!It looked nice IMO.
    More hugs!

    Erus last blog post..Gotcha!! Olay Aqua Hydration Set~~

  13. Glosslizard says:

    It’s been a busy and boring Monday! Ah, well, they can’t all be gems! I got to wear my new Sunlit Palm though, so that was a mood-boster!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle!

    Congrats on your new car. How exciting! I did a quick google search and found this store in San Jose… is that near you?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    I love dark green smokey eyes! That’s so hot! How was the concert? I hope you had fun!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    SUNLIT PALM! Yay! What did you wear it with? I know you rock the greens, girlfriend…

    My Monday was mellow too. I just got back from dance class and now I’m going to watch “The Hills” with Tabs.

  17. Glosslizard says:

    I got a GWP eyeshadow duo from Clinique called Duo Deco, it’s a pale golden-ivory and a warm dark brown, both with a velvety, slightly pearly finish. They are a perfect complement to Sunlit Palm, although I find I have to cool down the whole combo by adding a bit of pink (Perky works well) at the inner corner. I also like adding a hint of Jungle at the outer corner to deepen the green color! Orient Sun on the cheeks and Gazelle on the lips! Perfect for this summery weather!

    Mellow can be sooo good! Especially at the end of a Monday! I’m glad you have a TV buddy! πŸ™‚

  18. Glosslizard says:

    Update, it’s an eyeshadow duo called Deco Dence! Just in case you needed to know!

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    You are so cute! I am one for details too so I appreciate that clarifying comment! πŸ™‚

    Tabs has been chilling at the house for the past few days! I think he has finally realized that he truly belongs to me and that I am the human he’s destined to love. Ha ha ha!

  20. Glosslizard says:

    It’s about time, you cat-stalker, you! πŸ˜‰

  21. Karen says:

    OMG, let’s talk about cat stalking. I just got back from Long’s and I bought him a litterbox and some Fresh Step.

    There’s gotta be a hotline for this.

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