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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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The 20-Piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection Is a Cyber Monday Steal

It takes a doozy of a bodacious Black Friday deal to lure me away from leftover Thanksgiving pie. Dude, seriously, nine times out of 10, I’d rather stay home in the comfort of my living room in a pair of flannel jammies than contend with the Black Friday shopping crowds. Show More Summary

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Holiday 2015 Three-Piece Travel Exclusive Set

I miss the days when El Hub and I would go to Oahu to visit our family over Thanksgiving. His parents lived there (El Hub was born and raised in Hawaii), but now they live here in California. So we’d visit every year, and oh! — the stories I could tell you about duty-free shopping. Show More Summary

Neat and New to Me: NARS Albatross Highlighter

Neat and New to Me Unlike my Unsung Heroes series, which features permanent collection products I’ve known and loved a long time, the Neat and New to Me series showcases permanent collection products that slipped under my radar for a...Show More Summary

The Essie Holiday 2015 Fringe Luxeeffects Collection Nail Polishes for When You Want to Sparkle Like You Mean It!

Like a confetti party for your paws, Essie’s four new Holiday 2015 Luxeeffects nail polishes have So. Much. Glitter. Glorious gobs of glittering, glistening, lens-flare inducing glitter! And the glitter comes in different shapes, colors...Show More Summary

Introducing MAC Maximized False Lashes Maximizer

See that pristine white porcelain candelabra/bed post in the picture below? Haha, just kidding. It’s actually a tube of new $17 MAC False Lashes Maximizer (coming to the MAC website November 30 and to MAC counters and stores December...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 347

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. Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 372

There should be a video in this post, but if you can’t see it, you can click here to watch it on YouTube. This week Tabs felt like doing a quick YouTube makeup video. If you’re an aspiring kitty supermodel, he hopes this tip helps. Your...Show More Summary

Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

Good morning, my sweet friend, wherever you are. Today my heart is with the thoughtful, kind, wonderful people of France. I’m overwhelmed by the events in Paris last night. I know that many of you who visit the blog and have for many...Show More Summary

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Dry Shampoo: Achieve a Heavenly Hair State of Being

This week I’ve been the girl that got away. Allow me to explain. I’ve been wearing and testing new Elizabeth and James Nirvana Dry Shampoo ($28 for a 4.4-oz. bottle), and my hair has smelled like the hair of the girl that got away…who had great smelling hair. Show More Summary

Two Lovely Limited Edition Paul & Joe Luxurious Bath & Body Collection Gift Sets to Help You (or a Lucky Recipient) Unwind

In our little household solar system of quantum mechanics, my upstairs bathroom is like a black hole, because I disappear into it every night for what seems like hours. Actually, it is more than an hour sometimes. Honestly, though, I...Show More Summary

The Delectables Palettes by Laura Geller in Delicious Shades of Cool and Nude

Combine one part cool shades with one part warm, add a dash of shimmer and a pinch of matte, and then bake until done. No, this isn’t another banana bread recipe! Although I admit those are quite high on my priority list these days… I’m describing these two The Delectable Palettes by Laura Geller. Show More Summary

MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish Lip Pencil

For me Black Friday means sitting in my pajamas and eating leftover Thanksgiving pecan pie for breakfast. And maybe also for lunch… And perhaps dinner… Aaand it also means playing Fill the Online Shopping Cart, which is a game I like...Show More Summary

Try This Tip for Bangin’ Brows: Use Your Brow Gel BEFORE Your Brow Pencil (or Brow Powder)

Are you ready to have your brow-loving mind blown? Because it’s about to happen. I am about to blow your mind right now. OK, are you ready? Here we go… I want you to give this a try: when you get a chance, try applying a brow gel toShow More Summary

High Tea at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus SF

WARNING: Scroll no further, and do not look at any more of these pics, if you are currently so hungry that you could eat a stack of Post-Its. Not kidding. I’m serious. OK…if you read any further, don’t say I didn’t warn ya. These are...Show More Summary

Behold! A Wall of Water-Full Color

When you see an entire wall of bright, colorful bkr water bottles, you have to stop and take a picture. It’s just the right thing to do. I walked past these in the beauty department of the Neiman Marcus in San Francisco last week. Have...Show More Summary

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 Sterling Nights Collection and Holiday Gift Giving Highlights

I prepared a video for this review of the new Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 collection, including some of my favorite highlights from the launch, but then a gremlin attacked my ankles and forced me to unwittingly erase the memory card. In...Show More Summary

Try 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses for Fun, Subtle Eye Enhancement #SPONSORED

I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and effort in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #sponsored @ACUVUE I’ve always been pretty adventurous when it comes to experimenting with hair, clothes and makeup (and food!). Show More Summary

MAC Dita Von Teese | Von Teese Matte Lipstick

There should be a video right here, but if not, you can also watch it on YouTube. You know you’re a little obsessed with typography and fonts when you notice things like how the swoosh on the lower case “t” slides under the dot above...Show More Summary

Quick Makeup Tip: Fill In Your Brows First

Here’s a quick cosmetics contractor tip to help with your look construction: try filling in your brows before you start applying your eye makeup, instead of filling them in after you’ve finished with your eyeshadow, liner, mascara, etc. Show More Summary

Have You Ever Stuffed Your Bra?

In Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, which I HIGHLY recommend for anybody, but especially tweens and teens, the main character is an everyday girl navigating her way through adolescence and puberty. In one part of the story she contemplates stuffing her bra with cotton balls before going to a party. Show More Summary

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