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Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 317

Published in: Just For Fun, Sponsored Post, Tabs

Tabs is a Purina Pro Plan Cat

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Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

Tabs is taking a well-deserved nap after finishing the final installment of Legacy, his three-part graphic novel. He’s upstairs sleeping on my Zella sweatshirt on the bed.

Here’s the final version before it hits newsstands and comic book stores. He insisted that his fans on Makeup and Beauty Blog see it first. :)

Hope you enjoy!

Here are parts one and two, followed by the thrilling conclusion in part three…
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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card

Only one long training run left before the half marathon next week! I think I finally got the chafing under control, thanks to the CW-X Running Bra and good old-fashioned Vaseline, and I’m going to try out the neat-looking Roo Sport Fitness Pouch, a small belt-less pouch with a magnetic fastener for carrying your cell phone, ID, credit card and, in my case, two Tri Berry GU Energy Gels, today on the treadmill.

But first! — Gilmore Girls and giveaways. :)

I am so hooked on that show it’s ridiculous. I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything else. I just want to sit on the couch watching Gilmore Girls and fantasize about living in the town of Stars Hollow. I could have breakfast and coffee at Luke’s Diner and then go shop for makeup at Stars Hollow Beauty Supply, LOL!

See, I told you. Ridiculous.

Well, that’s it for me. Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway, and hopefully I see you in the comments or on Twitter and Instagram today. Have a great caturday, my friend! Good luck!

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
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    • What’s your favorite fictional town (town from a TV show, book or movie)?
    • Have you ever painted a room or a piece of furniture yourself?
    • Best indie or up-and-coming makeup brand?
    • Are you going to dress up this year for Halloween? Do you have your costume figured out?
    • Have you ever slept on a waterbed?
    • Honestly, have you ever pet a penguin (I’d be surprised if anyone says yes to this!)?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Worst Handbag or Clothing Mishap Involving Makeup?

Published in: Just For Fun

Oh! I have a good one.

I was in my early 20s at the time. I got an invite to a house party, but it was a themed house party, where you had to show up all dressed in white. I can’t remember why that was the theme or who hosted the shindig, but what I do remember is the epic makeup mishap that happened at home as I was about to walk out the door.

My hair and makeup were done, and I vaguely recall wearing white eyeliner on the water line to match my all-white ensemble, haha! As if anyone other than a makeup lover would have noticed. Suddenly, with my purse and keys in hand, I realized that I’d forgotten to set my foundation with powder.

*shakes head*

So, genius that I am, instead of taking the extra 60 seconds to find a pressed compact with translucent powder, something like MAC Blot for instance, I grabbed the closest thing on the bathroom shelf — a huge jar of tinted loose powder in a honey caramel color. I think it was from BECCA.

Of course, because I was running late (what, me late?), I was hurrying, and ya know, butterfingers and all…I opened the jar with a little too much “enthusiasm.”

The lid flew open, fell to the floor and BOOM! A mushroom cloud of honey colored powder exploded in my bathroom.

Powder was all over the place — the floor, the walls, on my face, in my hair, and yes, all over my white party outfit.


Needless to say, I didn’t make it to the party… I spent the rest of the evening cleaning powder off myself and every surface in the bathroom.

Good times. :)

Worst handbag or clothing mishap involving makeup?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



What Are You Wearing On Your Nails?

Published in: Dolce & Gabbana, Just For Fun, Nails

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma ($25)

I’m wearing deep, creamy red Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma. It’s an LE lacquer in D&G’s new fall collection.

These pics are circa two days ago, with two layers of Fiamma sandwiched between Guerlain base and top coats. I see a little bit of slight, barely noticeable chipping and fletching at the tips now, but it’s held up well so far!

Deep reds like this usually show every bit of wear and tear, but Faimma has already held up to probably 10 solid hours of typing and half a dozen dish washing sessions (not to mention the opening of at least 10 cans of gravy). :)

It’s $25 and available now with the rest of the fall collection from Dolce & Gabbana.

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma

Oh, and public service announcement based on personal experience: if you buy one of those cute pie pumpkins from Trader Joe’s with the intention of baking an actual pie with it, you might not want to name it.

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma

Because I did. I named it Hal, and then when I got ready to make the pie, I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I looked at the knife…then at Hal…then at the knife…then at Hal.

Couldn’t do it. So no pie for me.

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Fiamma

Especially not with Marguerite watching. She’s Hal’s small, spunky friend. :)

What are you wearing on your nails?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 341

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for October 6, 2014

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for October 6, 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. I’d characterize my style as ________.
    Hawaii surfer chic meets quirky cat lady with Chanel and Kate Spade taste on a Pasta Pomodoro budget.
  2. When I see someone wearing socks with sandals, my first thought is _______.

    But I’d do it too if I were cold enough and had no other options for toe warmth…or if the socks were toe socks. For some reason, I feel like toe socks with sandals are slightly more stylish.

    Sock stipulations: I haz them!

  3. Off-duty days call for __________.
    Scrunchies, clothes with copious amounts of Spandex, my couch, a Netflix marathon (right now I’m watching Gilmore Girls), a stack of books and magazines. delicious snack foods (both healthy and, um, not so healthy) prepared by someone other than myself, and bras that don’t have under wires.
  4. Everything changed for me when ______.
    I realized that I had a ride-or-die partner by my side. Someone who was truly there for me. For most of my dating life, even when I was in committed relationships, I’d always felt like, if the sh*t ever hit the fan, ultimately, I’d have to handle everything on my own, and I was OK with that.

    But when I met El Hub, who was El Boyfriend for five years before we got married, I no longer felt like I had to carry the weight of everything on my shoulders all the time.

  5. The last event or thing that inspired me was ______.
    The Mary Blair exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio.

Le List

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

1. I’d characterize my style as ________.
2. When I see someone wearing socks with sandals, my first thought is _______.
3. Off-duty days call for __________.
4. Everything changed for me when _________.
5. The last event or thing that inspired me was _________.

Good morning, my friend!

You WILL have a happy Monday today. It’s 100% guaranteed.

In other news, I keep trying to not be so obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld, but it’s really freaking hard. I feel like he gets me, man.

Case in point, your Karl quote for the week…

“I love to be creative all the time… If not, I would be bored and boredom is a crime.”

– Karl Lagerfeld

If Karl ever asked me to cat sit for him, I would not say no.

Um…please don’t tell Tabs that. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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