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The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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Happy Father’s Day! Quick shout-out to all the dads out there, including my pop overseas in the Philippines and my father-in-law up in Redding. Hey, dads. :)

So yesterday, my brother had half jokingly mentioned that I should bring another shirt — for that Korean barbecue place in the city that we went to for his birthday. Because, he said, “after you leave, you smell like ‘the cue!’”

And we did. Yeah, I mean like the grill is right there in the center of the table, and it infused my hair and clothes with eau de cooking meat.

The meat-eaters in the group ate like fiends! Not gonna lie, though, it was a little challenging as a semi/fare-weather vegetarian. I had what’s called a bibimbap, or bee-bim bop, which is basically a big rice bowl filled with different veggies and an egg over easy, and this red sauce that tasted kinda spicy and plummy. Very yummy.

After dinner, we just strolled around Japantown, hung out a little bit more, and got ice cream-filled crepes for desert. I had the green tea flavor.

There was talk of karaoke…but my brother and his girlfriend had gotten massages earlier, so they were really sleepy. That plus the meat = coma.

It’s gonna be another hot one out here in Novato. I think it topped 100 yesterday. Tabs keeps nudging me to take him to the pool…

I think he just wants to show off his Dior sunglasses. :)

The posts you might have missed

Simply Vera Vera Wang Transforming Shadow Duo Simply Vera Vera Wang Transforming Shadow Duo

Clarks Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in Carlotta Pink Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in Carlotta Pink

A DSW Neon and Nude Shue Adventure Desperately Seeking Shoes! A DSW Neon / Nude Shoe Adventure

Charlotte Ronson Starry Eyes Liquid Eyeshadows Charlotte Ronson Starry Eyes Liquid Eyeshadows

By Terry Blush Veloute Sheer Cream Blush in Ginger Glaze By Terry Blush Veloute Sheer Cream Blush in Ginger Glaze

Essie Summer 2012 Bikini So Teeny Collection Essie Summer 2012 Bikini So Teeny Collection

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista, Dallas and Sugarbomb Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Coralista, Dallas and Sugarbomb

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse With BCBG Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse With BCBG

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

In space, no one can hear you scream…”Happy birthday!”

What?! Get a hold of yourself, Corporal Tabs. You’re aboard the Prometheus now. We have a certain standard of professionalism to uphold.

Aw, but, sir! It’s my friend Karen’s birthday weekend. She just turned 37, and I know that we’re all scientists and whatnot, except for that weird android dude, but I think the crew needs to let off some steam. We’re all pretty wired after that incident with the…well, you know the one.

I get it, Corporal. I do. I understand, but if the corporation finds out that we’re all having a big birthday party up here– Well, let’s just say that I wouldn’t want to be on the other end of that video call.

Understood, sir. I promise we’ll keep it down.

You do that, Corporal Tabs. You do that…

Prometheus (scene was eventually cut from the film)

Morning! :) I’ve been having a great birthday weekend so far. Thank you very, very much for your kind words and birthday wishes yesterday.

So, yesterday! We started with brunch with El Hub, my bro and his girlfriend in the city, then stopped to listen to a free concert downtown, and then spent a few minutes by the water at Crissy Field beach park right under the watchful gaze of the Golden Gate Bridge.

It was a beautiful sunny day, which you don’t always get in San Francisco, so it was extra nice.

Today, I really just want to go see Prometheus. That’s the only thing on my Sunday agenda. Aliens.

I hope you’re having a great weekend over there. What’s been the highlight so far?

The posts you might have missed

MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara MAC Beth Ditto Zoom Lash Mascara

MAC Casual Colour Lip and Cheek Creams The MAC Casual Colour Lip and Cheek Creams

MAC Beth Ditto Shade and Smoke Shadow Liner MAC Beth Ditto Shade & Smoke Shadow / Liners

Korres Cheek Butter in Chara Crimson Cheeks Shine, Naturally, in Korres Cheek Butter in Chara Crimson

Outfit of the Day With Current-Elliott Outfit of the Day With Current / Elliott Crazy Pants

Bliss Spa Skin Care Recommendations Skin Care Recs From a Bliss Spa Esthetician

New at Sephora, No. 28 Primer Serum New Beachy Keen Products at Sephora

Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss Benefit Ultra Plush Gloss

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

The following is an excerpt from an interview that did not appear in Cat Fancy magazine:

I can’t take all the credit, but yeah, I think I was the first person to use the term, “cat aquariums,” this way.

Before that, they were just regular fish aquariums for cats, ya know, to give them something interesting to look at, but then I came with the idea of building really big aquariums filled with cats for crazy cat ladies like me.

This one here is our bestseller. It’s called the Tabby 2000. It’s a 2,000-cubic-foot, lightweight plexiglass enclosure, complete with AstroTurf flooring, a 60-foot-long cat run and dual-cedar climbing trees for $390 (cats not included).

Very popular at birthday parties and farmers’ markets this year…

Oh, that one? That one over there is our portable model, the Micro-Mau. It’s designed for home use. As you can see, it’s about the size of a phone booth. Same AstroTurf flooring, a single cedar climbing tree with seven levels and a perch on top. Perfect for households with one or two cats.

If you’re interested, I can give you a great deal on a floor model. :)

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. Good morning!

Hope all is well on your end of the keyboard. No complaints from here. I slept in a little, and now I’m just fooling around online (as you can see).

I had so much fun with the girls in the city yesterday. I got a nice medium-pressure massage at Bliss (turned out I wasn’t in the mood for deep-tissue) and then tea and yummy food at Samovar.

Not sure what I’m gonna do today. I cleaned the house yesterday before leaving, so I did most of my chores. I might try to go see Snow White and the Huntsman, but it’s such a nice day outside; I’d rather not spend it indoors.

We’ll see. Right now I’m going to take Tabs out for a quick walk. Be back soon. :)

Surf’s up! Or, where I’ve been, what I’ve watched and what I’ve been lemming lately

  • Amazing summer foundations for oily skin — Atomic Beautè
  • Can you spot the kittehs in these haunting illustrations? — Maude & Minet
  • This manicure and accompanying makeup look are DOPE — Chalkboard Nails
  • CUTE! I might have to welcome a sleeveless peplum top into my home before summer — Sydne Style
  • If you’re curious about Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm — Beauty Junkies Unite
  • Because you never know when you’ll feel like rocking milkmaid braids… — Beauty Banter
  • Are acetone-free scented nail polish removers trending up? — Fear No Beauty
  • Super pretty eye tutorial showing Sigma Beauty Products at work — From Head to Toe
  • Tabs is always frontin’ and probably wouldn’t admit this himself, but he would totally hang out with these nine delightful library cats — Mental Floss


La vida está afuera.


I just looked up the word “summer” on dictionary.com and my computer started playing this song.


Now where’d I put my big hoops…?


Got this on repeat. Got this on repeat. Got this on repeat.

The posts you might have missed

MAC Iridescent Powder Loose Powder in Golden Bronze A MAC Unsung Hero: Iridescent Loose Powder in Golden Bronze

LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar The LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar Is Solid

LORAC Wild for TANtalizer Collection The LORAC Wild for TANtalizer Collection

NYX Illuminating Bronzer NYX Illuminating Bronzer: A $9 Time Machine?

Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum

LUSH Buffy Body Butter Bar LUSH Buffy Body Butter Bar

The MAC Beth Ditto and Casual Colour Collections The MAC Beth Ditto and Casual Colour Collections

NYX Spring Fling Palette The NYX Spring Fling Palette for Eyes, Cheeks and Lips

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Seven seconds. That’s how long it would take you to enter this weekend’s $50 Sephora eGift card giveaway with a quick one-word comment like, “poop!” Incidentally, that’s one second less than it takes to win a rodeo. :)

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Tut-tut, sailor! Time to swab the deck, etc. our starboard bow! And haul in the sails and whatnot, and so forth!

Yeah…I don’t know a lot about sailing. :)

Rise and shine, morning glory! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far.

I’m quite proud of myself. I did a lot of much-needed housecleaning yesterday, and I’m starting to feel better about the condition of the house. Still have an unfurnished dining room filled with cardboard boxes from the move here three years ago, but every little bit helps (keep me from completely losing my sh*t).

I’m not sure what’s on my agenda today… Maybe a drive up to wine country around lunchtime, just to get out of Dodge for a while.

What have you been up to? I hope there’s been some room for fun.

Surf’s up! Or, where I’ve been, what I’ve read and what I’ve been lemming lately


iPod magic!


The legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on what makes a great story


THANK YOU, MOM!


I. Can’t. Stop. Dancing!


My new favorite running song…

The posts you might have missed

Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Blue Waterproof Mascara

MAC Hey, Sailor Eyeshadow The MAC Hey, Sailor! Eyeshadows Are Anything But Boring

MAC Hey Sailor Lipstick MAC Hey, Sailor! My, What Rich Lipsticks You Have

Laura Mercier Sheer Creme Eye Color Swatches of Yves Saint Laurent and Laura Mercier Summer 2012

Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection The Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection

Korres Cheek Butters Cheek Tints Summer From Tokidoki, Korres, Smashbox and Laura Mercier

MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara

MAC Hey Sailor Pro Longwear Lip Pencils The MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

The Weekly Roundup: Posts You Might Have Missed

Published in: Just For Fun

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Weekly Roundup

Just a quick note to say hi. :) Hopefully, I’m on the last leg of the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco right now (I wrote this last night) and not still sleeping at home or passed out on a city sidewalk from fatigue.

(I better not still be asleep… If I am, I’m very sorry, Marisol!)

Bit o’ beauty from around the way…

  • One of my favorite superheroes is getting the boot! — the re-boot. I hope the filmmakers nail it, and speaking of nails, OPI obviously had fun naming the colors in their new Amazing Spider-Man Collection — Nails and Noms
  • Wow, one could get four of these $4 Maybelline Baby Lip Balms for the price of a single MAC Suntint (and they sound better, too) — My Weekend Ramblings
  • Celebrating Donna Summer’s Best Disco Queen Moments — New York Magazine

And for anyone who needs/wants to work from the road (i.e. a road warrior)…

  • When the power went out on Thursday, I was up in my office at home uploading pictures for a post, and I’d just finished the pics when the whole place went dark, lights, computer, every clock in the house. I hadn’t written anything yet, but I noticed that my phone still had power…

    I remembered seeing someone at a coffee shop use a regular Apple iMac wireless keyboard to type directly into their iPhone. Since both have Bluetooth, you can pair the keyboard to the phone (or an iPad). For bloggers, or anyone who needs/wants to take notes or write lengthy emails, it’s a good travel combination. Any Bluetooth keyboard should work. Just slip the keyboard, if it’s small enough, into a big purse or your book bag when you hit the road.

  • Another road warrior tip for people who need access to the Net while they travel, or in my case, want a fallback Internet connection for power outages at home, there’s the Verizon MiFi Jetpack 4G Wireless Hotspot. They’re about the size of a cellphone and work like your wireless router at home, letting you surf the Net on your phone or computer over a Wifi connection, except using a carrier like Verizon, Sprint or AT&T.

    With the prepaid ones, you aren’t under a contract, and you only pay for the months you use. Oh, and the connection is more secure than free Wifi hotspots in public places like coffee shops and bookstores, where it’s possible to steal your passwords over the air.

  • Just some of my favorite iPhone apps lately, and I hope you share your favorites too (please do!): the iOS Kindle app (FREE; Amazon.com just makes it so easy to buy books and get them on my phone), Dictionary (FREE; by FAR my favorite dictionary/thesaurus app on the iPhone), AP Stylebook (it’s expensive at $24.99, but if you’re familiar with the print AP Stylebook and like to write, it’s an invaluable tool), WordPress for iOS (the app I use to remotely blog) and the Netflix app (FREE; also available for Android phones; requires a $7.99/month Netflix subscription).

    About the Netflix app, don’t tell anyone I told you :), but it’s possible to share a single subscription between two different households, as long as they use the same Netflix login account (shh…).

The posts you might have missed

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MAC Hey, Sailor Lipglasses Say Hey to the MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipglasses

MAC Hey, Sailor Collection Pics and Swatches MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection Pics and Swatches

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Shines a Light on Lips

Neon Helps Nails Do the Bright Thing Neon Helps Nails Do the Bright Thing

My latest skincare crushes from Sephora My latest skincare crushes from Sephora

MAC Hey, Sailor Blushes A Look at the MAC Hey, Sailor! Blushes

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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