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Do You See Yourself Wearing Makeup Into Your 40s (If You’re Under 40), 50s, 60s and Beyond?

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From a few Christmases ago — my granny touching up her red lipgloss!

I can definitely see myself wearing makeup into my 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond (I’m 39 now and lovin’ it!). It’s such a big part of my everyday life, and I still enjoy it very much. I can’t imagine not wearing it.

I’m sure my style will change as I “grow up,” of course, but I like to think that even when I’m a sassy 60-something surrounded by 18 cats, I’ll still be busting out the big glam fairly often. :D

If, as I grow older, I’m judged for still playing with makeup, I’m perfectly comfortable with that.

How about you, friend? Do you see yourself wearing makeup into your 40s (if you’re under 40), 50s, 60s and beyond? Please leave your answer in the comments below!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Best-Smelling Scented Makeup or Beauty Product (Not Including Actual Perfumes)?

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Guerlain’s bronzers and my basset hound-like sense of smell get along swimmingly. I am seriously addicted to their scent! — which is weird, because when I think of scented products, I don’t usually think of bronzers being high up on the list.

But I dunno… For me these are. The smile-inducing scent is a little powdery, with a dash of jasmine and tiare flower/gardenia. It reminds me of very good things, like hugs from my mom, Hawaiian tradewinds and a botanical garden at night.

The scent doesn’t really linger on my face, but I always catch a good whiff of it when I open the compact, and then again when I apply the powder.

How about you, sweets? In your olfactory estimation, what’s the best-smelling scented makeup or beauty product (not including actual perfumes)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Emmys 2014: Pre-Show Prep and Live-Blog

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Welcome to the Emmys!

Tabs is red carpet ready, always.

Hi! I’m here at the Emmys in Los Angeles, trying to take as many pics as I can (because, seriously, when am I ever gonna do this again?). If I can get away with it without getting my butt kicked out, I’ll update this post (and Instagram) during and after the telecast, so refresh this page every once in a while. I’ll put the newest stuff at the top.
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Makeup I Brought With Me to the Emmys

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I figure that it’s better to be over-prepared than underprepared…hence the three blushes and eight million brown eyeshadows in this pic.

Emmys hair and makeup

Emmys hair and makeup

How I stored it all…

Emmys hair and makeup

I swear, at least half the mass of my suitcase is due to makeup, LOL!

In other news…

My trip here to LA and the Emmys show tonight (I’ll try to keep posting through the show, but mostly on Instagram because it’s easier to sneak using my phone) was sponsored by Dove. They invited a group of beauty and fashion bloggers and other media representatives.

First, a lovely breakfast this morning, where I learned about Dove’s new line o’ body washes (launching today, and you can get a free sample, BTW) and saw these adorable little omelets shaped like doves…

When the doves scramble...

The new body washes build into a nice, sudsy lather. They’re also very moisturizing, which I thoroughly appreciated last night during my own personal #oneshowerchallenge…which is also a new Dove social media campaign. (Can you get softer, smoother skin after just one shower? Dove says you can with their new body washes.)

Take the Dove One Shower Challenge

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 335

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for August 25, 2014

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”

Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. Fishtail or French braid?
    If someone else is doing it for me…then fishtail (because I don’t have the patience to do it myself). :) But if I have to do the braiding myself, I’ll choose the French braid, and I’ll do it right before bed. That way, when I get up the next morning, I have nice waves!
  2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
    Nope, I went to public school and never had a dress code. I dressed however I wanted to during the week, which was usually like a crazy person, haha!

    Ah, to be young and fashionably fearless again… Good times.

    Wait — now that I think about it, I did have to wear a uniform for band events, and those were never fun at all (the uniforms, not the events). The outfits were usually heavy, hot and itchy, and everything was worse when there were hats involved, because this was back in the hair bear bangs era.

    Heaven forbid your band geek bucket hat messed up the vertical pouf sticking out of your forehead.

  3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
    I think it was around early July…

    I haven’t been to nearly enough of them this summer. :(

  4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
    Um…barefoot?

    But seriously, I would rather go barefoot if these are my two choices.

    If I were forced to pick one, I guess I’d go with Tevas. I suppose.

  5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).
    I’m outgoing and easy to get along with (at least that’s what I like to believe, haha!). Really, though, I usually get along with most people in different situations.

    As far as bad-@ssery, that’s not as impressive as being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it has come in handy many times.

Le List

Your turn. :) Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!


1. Fishtail or French braid?
2. Did you ever have to wear a uniform to school?
3. When was the last time you went to a farmers’ market?
4. Birkenstocks or Tevas?
5. Finish the following sentence: I’m a bad-@ss because (FILL IN THE BLANK).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. I hope you have a bad-@ss week.

P.P.S. So, I know that the @ symbol in the term “bad-@ss” is pretty unnecessary…but I can’t help myself. I like it. :)

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