Bienvenidos a Florida!

Published in: Just For Fun, Makeup Tips/How To

Hola, ladies! I just got into town (Boca Raton, to be exact) and wanted to say a quick hello. Surprisingly, I am still functional enough to type (LOL!) because travel always wears me out.


Guess who almost missed her flight this morning. I’ll give you one guess… 🙂

Note to file: running through airport terminals to catch a flight is SO NOT COOL!

But we’re here now, at the hotel in Boca. Jen’s wedding is the day after tomorrow.

Don’t let the view from the hotel room balcony deceive you; it’s friggin’ freezing up in here, Mr. Bigglesworth! Well, not exactly freezing, but it sho’ ain’t 85 and balmy.

For the record, hotel bathroom lighting isn’t conducive to good photography or to the proper application of concealer.

My first order of business is to find a place to get my nails done for the wedding. Hmm…

I’m bringing my bottle of NARS Bohemia Nail Polish (a shimmery pink with green pearl) with me.

I want to thank you guys for being so nice and supportive about my mother in law’s illness. She goes in for her second surgery tomorrow (to have another mastectomy, the other side).

El Hub ended up coming out here to Florida with me, although I know he really wanted to be in Hawaii to help. He’d only been back from Hawaii for three days when we learned that Mom had to go in for another operation.

We spoke with her today on the phone, though, and it was good to hear her voice. It’s hard going to something fun like a wedding knowing what she’s going through, but our hearts and minds are with her.

Anywho, I don’t mean to dampen your day or to bum you out. Just wanted to say thanks. Here’s to hoping you’re having a great Thursday! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Megan says:

    Try to have fun in Boca…and don’t get run over by a retiree on a golf cart. I’m glad that El hub got to come along. I think it would be even harder to go to something like that solo right now. You two can be there for each other. 🙂

    I will remember her in my prayers tonight and tomorrow…and I’ll be busy praying…(I have a big audit at work tomorrow – and I think we’ll do fine…just nerve wracking you know?)

  2. Holly says:

    Hi Karen,
    I would bet big money Florida is warmer than where I am at the moment, the UK is experiencing arctic winds this!!
    Anyway im going to Church tomorrow morning so you and your family will be in my prayers!
    Have fun at the wedding, you have come all that way so make the most of it!!

  3. carrie says:

    I’m sorry to hear about you mother-in law I wish you all the best of luck. And Boca Raton is beautiful!!.

  4. Janelle says:

    Glad you made it to Florida safely! I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of great pics of your wedding look, can’t wait 🙂

    Sending love & prayers for you & your fam!

    Janelle´s last blog post..Falling for Shiseido

  5. Glosslizard says:

    Well, it LOOKS warm and beautiful…. hope it shapes up to be a memorable trip in the very best of ways! I’m glad El Hub could come with you, it will probably make it a little easier on both of you to be together!

    Of course, Hubby and I send our very best wishes that everything goes smoothly for your mother-in-law, and that it’s all an easy recovery from here on out!

  6. Marisol says:

    Your MIL and your family will be in my thoughts tomorrow.

    Have fun at the wedding.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Unusual Survey

  7. yadiq says:

    I have mil in my prayers for a good outcome
    I will also pray for the whole family to pull through this together (positive vibes for all) now for a nice wlcome to the east coast LOL your on my time now girl if I hear you complain about cold I will grab yourfave makeup brush and beat you senseless with it it’s freezing here in NYC winter coat status LOL

    I am glad you had a safe flight I am sure mr tabs misses you but I know el hub is happy to have you near him right now

    Best of everything girl ohyeah I am loving your nars polish gotta send me a pic of your mani!!!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    So far no golf carts! 🙂 I haven’t really gotten the chance to explore the town, but from what I’ve seen it seems nice.

    Good luck tomorrow on your audit. I am sure it’ll go smoothly and that it won’t be too stressful for you.

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you, hon. 🙂

    YIKES, arctic winds! If I could I would bottle up some sunshine and send it to you.

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle,

    Yup, California is far away. I will be sure to take a ton of pictures at the wedding.

    And thank you for the good thoughts and prayers.

    Have a good Friday and a lovely weekend. 🙂

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thank you. I hope and pray for the same thing. 🙂

    Have a good day tomorrow!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I will! I know that it’s going to be a fun and emotional event.

    Thank you for good thoughts. I am really hoping and praying for something good news.

  13. Dao says:

    Welcome to the Sunshine state. This week is really cold, I hope Boca isn’t that bad. Up here it’s been below freezing point every single night. All the best goes to your mother in law, and the surgeries. I’ve been MIA for a while and now I’m doing the catchup =)

    Dao´s last blog post..I’m Back!

  14. KK says:

    hiya hun! I am so glad that the hubby got to come with you….have fun at the wedding and know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    ((((((more hugs))))))

  15. KK says:

    Oh and please take a pic of that spotless bathroom counter after you fill it up with all your fab products!!!!

  16. lexi says:

    have fun Ms. Karen – I’ll be in Florida in January. I’ll test the new MAC collection Metal Urge in your absence =)hahahahaha

    Try to keep your head up – your mom-in-law will be just fine – sending you a big hug!

  17. Karen B says:

    Glad you got there safe. Try to have fun at the wedding. The white good-luck candle is still burning 🙂

    Karen B´s last blog post..What colour today?

  18. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    Very pleased your Hubby is with you, must have been hard for you to go by yourself too at a time like this. Everything crossed for your MIL for twm. Sending lots of love, wishes and positive vibes.

    Florida is nowehere as cold as London right now….its so cold 🙂

    Enjoy the wedding, look forward to the pictures !


  19. Jaime says:

    I’m so glad that you and El Hub could be together this weekend -through this tough time. I just said a quick prayer for your MIL – keep us updated on her condition!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Thanks! It’s nice here in your neck of the woods. 🙂

    Looks like I am going to get plenty of use out of the one sweater I brought, LOL.

    How have you been? Hope school and stuff is going well for you.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi KK,

    Thank you, sweetie.

    LOL regarding the counter. For once I decided to pack light… well, sorta. I brought three palettes instead of five, ha ha ha!

    Hope you’re having a great Friday so far!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Aww, I’m glad that I have other MAC addicts out there that got my back! You will have to let me know what eyeshadow I need, LOL.

    Why are you headed out here in January? Will it be for vacay or a family event?

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Thank you, m’dear. Our family needs all the luck it can get right now. Have a wonderful weekend and big hugs to you. 🙂

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    I am glad, too. Thank you for all the good thoughts and love. If I could I’d send you some Florida sunshine (although, it is still kinda chilly here today).

    Take care and have a great Friday. 🙂

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Jaime,

    I will… you have a good weekend. 🙂

  26. Dao says:

    Ah well, I hope you stay warm during the time here. It’s kind of a surprise to us all to get that cold. If I didn’t get stuck in the no-internet situation for almost a week, I could have warned you. Anyways, not to rain on your parade or anything, I really hope it doesn’t rain this weekend. I think Boca is warmer than my place, at least that may cheer you up a bit 😉

    Dao´s last blog post..Obsessed with Johnson’s Softwash Gentle Exfoliating 24 Hour Moisturizing Wash

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I’m here for one more day and then we’re off to Key West. Have you ever been there?

    What happened with your internet sitch?

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