What Were Your Best and Worst Beauty Experiences of the Week?

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Playing with some goodies from NARS and falling hard for the Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo, Orgasm/Laguna Duo and Powder Foundation SPF 12 in Sahara (LOVE! Small red heart Review coming soon). Oh, the fine textures and rich color payoff … NARS is the bomb-diggit-haaaaay!


While I was giving myself a pedicure last week I discovered a few random hairs on the tops of each foot. I was kickin’ it hobbit-style, yo! πŸ™‚ There were only like five or six hairs — all short and soft — but still. Does this mean I have to start shaving my feet??

What were your best and worst beauty experiences of the week? Do tell in the comments.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Are you ready for the True Blood season finale tonight? It’s the last new one for months! I feel like I should be doing something special for he occasion. Maybe I’ll open a bottle of wine


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  1. Jenna says:

    I love Kalahari too! I think my best beauty related experience was the purchasing of MAC Style Snob. I wore it to a show last night and I loved it. It’s a very unique color in my opinion. My worst: my pedicure, which I slaved over and hurt my back while doing, chipped in like, a day. Lame.

  2. CG says:

    Best: Pre-pooing and using my brand new Aveda paddle brush – my curls look great!

    Worst: There was a bristle missing from the brush! And the store is a bit of a hike so I won’t be returning it.

  3. Tania says:

    Not watching True Blood…waiting for it on DVD. Watching MTV VMA’s and it’s crazy….I love it!!!

    BEST: I switched from Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser to the Cetaphil bar which I LOVE!!! My face feels clean not stripped. YAY!!

    WORST: My hair is in need of trimming…enough said.

  4. Marisol says:

    Best – I got a manicure this week & finally found a red color that looks good with my skintone. Using Essie’s Really Red. Love it!

    Worst – i got the worst haircut of my life on Tuesday. You can read all about it here – http://www.galsguide.com/gals-guide/2009/9/11/a-lesson-learned-the-hard-way.html#comments

    I just watched True Blood. So may things to say about it but I won’t. Where did you get that bottle? Me likey!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… SoCal Visit =-.

  5. Rae says:

    Aww, that foot thing sucks πŸ™ But I wouldn’t worry your pretty little head over it!! Thick hairs on feet = not very common, lol!

    Best: finding an Essie kit for $5. Minis of two polishes (Bordeaux and Ballet Slippers), cuticle oil, base coat, topcoat, AND hand creme. Sheer awesomeness.

    Worst: I’m having, quite literally, the worst breakout I’ve ever experienced… and have no idea why!!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Photos. =-.

  6. Joanna says:

    Hey Karen! Wouldn’t worry about those hairs. No biggie. I had them before, got them waxed because they bothered me to the extreme. Never saw them again, ever πŸ™‚

    Best experience? Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara. In love.

    Worst experience? Bare Escentuals. Aw man.

  7. Marilyn says:

    BEST: My makeup looks were pretty good this week πŸ˜› I’m getting better at applying eyeshadow.

    WORST: I’m still ticked about the crappy customer service at a MAC Pro Store last weekend, and a Clinique counter this weekend.
    .-= Marilyn’s last blog post… Nothin’ like beer and pasta at 9 am! =-.

  8. Hyzenthlay says:

    Best: Finding out that I *can* use liquid liner, even though I have crepe-y eyelids, so long as I use UDPP first! I tried it using UD Stash, and then another day with Maybelline Lash Stiletto liner, and it worked!!

    Worst: I don’t know if this counts . . . but it’s by far the worst thing this week. I went and exchanged some new mascara for the waterproof version because of something that happened involving a student I know. Next week will be really difficult at school with a lot of crying, and I’m going to have to hold it together to try and help the kids.

  9. Meghan says:

    Hahaha Karen I was just going to post about falling in love with Nars!

    Best: Discovering Nars and my perfect shade of red, Indian Red lipstain. I may have to stock up!
    Worst: Nothing major, just did a hella bad job shaving my legs last night. Thankfully the weather is cool enough where it’s not unbearable to wear pants!
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  10. suzieduck says:

    hehe, i have those toe hairs too, they’re longer than the DH!. he plucks them out cos they’re gross,

    best things were Vichy Normaderm Night moisture and pore refining essence.

    worst: the DH will be away in india for 2 weeks. boo….

  11. L says:

    Best = I bought the Lancome Hypnose mascara on Saturday. It’s a bit intense for me, but fun for when I’m in the mood for dramatic lashes.

    Worst = I got a freaking mosquito bite on my face — a REALLY large one. It looks like a giant zit. It takes forever to get ready because I have to work some serious make up magic to conceal it! Luckily, it’s starting to go away, which is good, because I was getting tempted to take a hacksaw to it.

    • Karen says:

      Hi L,

      Sorry to hear about the mosquito bite. When I get them they blow up to the size of my fist (no kidding), so I feel your pain.

      I’m glad you liked the Hypnose, though. Did you get the original one or the Drama version?

  12. amy says:

    Best: After months of breaking out, my face is finally healing and is becoming smooth and bump free again. Hopefully, I don’t break out again.

    Worst: Although Retin A micro has helped cleared my face, i still have some redness and scarring from my major bout of breakout. Hopefully it heals soon.

    I just finished watching Season 1 of True Blood and I am hooked! Now I just need to wait for the Season 2 DVDs! Or try to find episodes on the Internet.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Hair Pomade =-.

  13. meimei says:

    Best: The wedding I attended last Saturday with my Mom in Intramuros (Old Manila) – I did my own makeup and it came out perfectly. Lasted the whole night, too!

    Worst: Beauty was the least of my problems last week (boo)… but if I had to pick one, I’d call it for the dog smell on my clothes, since our old guy has been sick for a while. Luckily for the rest of us, he’s been healthy enough to get a nice bath over the weekend. Finally!
    .-= meimei’s last blog post… The Case for the Basics: Your Basic Grooming Routine =-.

  14. Tavia says:

    My Best: I finally received 2 La Prairie creams (for face and eyes)
    My Worst: Hmm let me think I can’t remember them all:) I think the worst was last night when “somebody” tried to contact me after a long time, talking like noth happened.
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Chic Giveaway: One Essence Volume Power Boost Mascara (special edition) and 3 Essence Lash&Brown gel mascaras =-.

  15. tali says:

    RED wine.. must look like true blood!

  16. Sleepy says:

    Oh Karen, you crack me up EVERY day. You’re so funny! I’ve always had a problem with getting raccoon eyes from eyeliners (even using the cult fav Make Up Forever liner)…then it dawned on me the other day that I should just use an eyeshadow primer (I don’t usually wear e/s…like to keep things really simple right now). I had a few samples of Urban Decay’s new primer (the one that has colors, have you tried those? What d’ya think?) and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I started using the Shadow Insurance…and….I didn’t get raccoon eyes! (Eyeshadow primer, where have you been my entire life?!?!)

    No worst experience that I can think of πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sleepy,

      That’s great! Primer is an amazing thing — it even works beneath things like concealer and brow powder, too.

      Have you tried Urban Decay’s Sin Potion Primer? I heart it!

  17. Sarade says:

    Best – mixing cream eyeshadows to get the perfect shade, rather than purchasing new ones.

    Worst – leaving a peel on too long last night and suffering from blotchy red skin today.

  18. Sleepy says:

    Wow, I just noticed another gal had posted using an eyeshadow primer with an eyeliner! What are the odds! Both of us!

  19. Sarah says:

    That kalahari duo is the bomb, i actually have it on today! it has been a favorite of mine since it came out 2 years ago.

  20. Megan says:

    Best: Finally buying the Dior Rouge Dahlia nailpolish! I love it so much!

    Worst: Running out of conditioner this morning. My hair is gross and ratty πŸ™
    .-= Megan’s last blog post… Hang Γ’β‚¬Λœim from the yardarm =-.

  21. Kristen says:

    Best: Getting my hair done. Nothing looks better than fresh highlights!

    Worst: My workout sneakers just aren’t right, and after an intense gym session last week, I realized my big toenail cracked in half horizontally. Not only was it right after a new pedicure (doesn’t it always happen that way?), but it’s seriously bothering me because you can see a distinct crack in the polish.

    This has never happened before…can I Krazy Glue it in place or something? The last thing I want is for it to break off completely.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Urban Decay Holiday Γ’β‚¬Λœ09: Book of Shadows =-.

  22. Abbie Johnson says:

    Best: Making friends with my local salon owner and getting a nice discount on my recent coloring

    Worst: Having my new makeup cause me to breakout πŸ™

  23. smeegal9 says:

    HaHa, I feel you on the toe hairs. My sister has a little bush on each toe. One day while she was sleep we took a marker and drew a nose and a smiley face under each little bush and took pics of her “toe-fro’s) LOL

  24. meimei says:

    Thanks for asking, Karen! DogMei is actually doing better – the vets diagnosed him with all sorts of infections (heart AND digestive tract), so he was very weak for a while. Now he’s back to being his old self – he’s walking upright (though I still can’t take him out for morning walks until further notice) and his appetite is back to normal. I also found that wrapping his meds in “people food” (like white bread, or a piece of fish) is much easier than forcing pills down his throat… though I still have to do that whenever he spits out a pill after eating his snack. But otherwise, he’s good! πŸ™‚
    .-= meimei’s last blog post… The Case for the Basics: Your Basic Grooming Routine =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meimei,

      It’s so tough when a pet gets sick… they’re so helpless and vulnerable. I’m glad to hear your pup is feeling better, though. He sounds like a smart guy spitting out his pill like that, ha ha!

  25. Rediscovering NARS orgasm!

    Worst: hmmm. noticing my brows need serious waxing. LOL.

    I haven’t seen the season finale yet! Will be watching tomorrow.

    I’ll be sad that it’s done. What am I going to do with my time….OH wait!! Have you seen Vampire Diaries? So far so good! And New Moon of course is only a few months away.
    .-= Michelle (LipstickRules)’s last blog post… Dare double dare….What is daring for you? =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I saw the pilot last week and thought it was just okay. I dunno… it seemed like a Twilight rip off. I’m gonna give it another try and hope it gets a little more exciting.

  26. amy says:

    No I didn’t know he is Austrailian. He does a damn good Southern accent!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amy,

      Kinda shocking, right? I totally thought he was from the dirrrrty South! πŸ™‚

      His character has the best lines. From the second season finale: “I love the smell of nail polish in the morning.” HA HA HA!

  27. RE: Vampire Diaries. Yes it is totally a RIP of Twilight but oh well. There is some eye candy on the show! Even for a 30-ahem something mom of two πŸ˜‰
    .-= Michelle (LipstickRules)’s last blog post… It’s CONTEST time!! =-.

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