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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What’s the Earliest You’ve Ever Had To Wake Up and Do Your Hair/Makeup?

Oh, gosh. Maybe 4 a.m. or so? Whenever it was, it was sinfully, criminally early. I had one of those mornings last summer. I had a very early flight, so I set the alarm for 4 to give myself enough time to fix my mop and put on le warpaint before heading to the airport. Show More Summary

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Viper

Not even seasoned snake charmers could tame Tom Ford’s Nail Lacquer in Viper ($32). OK, so I’ve been on a personal quest, Indiana Jones-style, to find the Tom Ford Nail Lacquer that shouts the loudest to my soul. Before I started, IShow More Summary

Angels and Aliens Must Return to The Source…Fragrance Fountain by Thierry Mugler

To the High Court of Cosmetics: I would like to submit the following brief conversation, which I had with El Hub at 8:30 p.m. last Friday night (30 minutes before the nearest Sephora store was closing), for inclusion in the OfficialShow More Summary

Shadows: Mother Nature’s Charcoal Pencils

Call me easily amused (“Hello, easily amused.”), but I get a big kick out of taking pictures of shadows. Just ask El Hub. He’ll be in the other room and hear me exclaim, “OOH! Now that’s a good one…” Then he’ll shout back, “What? What’s...Show More Summary

How To Do a Basic Brown Smokey Eye

Please ignore the Christmas decorations behind my shoulder, LOL! I filmed this back in December before Christmas but then got too carried away with the holidays to prepare it. I still wanted to finish it, though, because it’s a staple...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 311

You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?” Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just 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. 284

Tabs has been a little more diva than usual lately, not that I can blame him for having a big head. He is, after all, in several Oscar-nominated films. You can’t expect something like that not to feed a cat’s ego. You just can’t. Wait...Show More Summary

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. Happy Caturday. How did you sleep? Did you have any good dreams? I’m not sure if I did… Can’t remember. I did, however, have a nice night. El Hub and I went to dinner at the Pasta Pomodoro down the street...Show More Summary

Spice Up Your Side Braids With This Easy 5-Minute Hair How-To

Not gonna lie — the Katniss side braid has been saving my @ss the past few months. Whenever I’m too lazy to really do anything substantial with my hair, a casual side braid werks. But ya know, even tried-and-true hairstyles can benefit from new twists. Show More Summary

A Friday Face of the Day With the New NARS Matte Multiples

I took a couple of the new NARS Matte Multiples out for a spin today. I wanted to see if they’d work on top of NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, and they did! They buffed and blended easily, and now it’s just a question of seeing...Show More Summary

These 88 Singles Are Ready To Mingle: The NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows Line

She’s single and ready to mingle! No, I am not referring to my personal mantra circa 2001. I’m referring to NYX’s new monumental permanent line of Hot Singles Eye Shadows powder shadow singles. Monumental as in 88 shades — wow! — and the pots are only $4.50 each. Show More Summary

NARS Matte Multiple Collection Pics and Swatches

Prior to swatching the new NARS Matte Multiple collection this morning, this was my idea of a dream-come-true with multiples… SUPER STOKED about this new line of matte cream blushes and bronzers! I’ll be putting them through their paces today and this weekend. Show More Summary

Is the New Clarins Opalescence Face & Blush Powder Out of This World?

Took me a while to say goodbye to this gorgeous design. I didn’t want to mess up the pretty pan. Is it just me (probably), but doesn’t it look a little astronomical/sci-fi? Whoa! Did you see that? I thought I saw a satellite fly by… I actually don’t think it’s supposed to be interstellar. Show More Summary

Planting the Seeds of Makeup Inspiration

Why, yes! I am that lady who kneels down on the sidewalk at the mall and takes a billion pictures of floral arrangements and planters. But, I assure you, there is a method to my madness. I get some great makeup color combo ideas from the flowers in those planters. Show More Summary

Try This Tip for Bangin’ Brows

“It’s complicated.” My relationship with my brows. It’s complicated. I’ve been growing them out for what seems like millennia (but has only been about a year). They’re just so damned moody! Moody little brows. Weeks will pass without so much as a peep out of them — no dramatic diva outbursts whatsoever. Show More Summary

Next Time You’re at the Mall and Need Makeup in a Pinch, There’s the New Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics Line

Have you heard the mall word? Forever 21 has a new Premium Cosmetics makeup line, and errr-thing in it is $18 or less. Exciting stuff, right? But after trying a few things from the line, I gotta say…I feel the same way about most ofShow More Summary

A Cream Blush Crush in the Making: The New Multi-Blush Cream Blushes by Clarins

If you fiendishly covet the Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel cream blushes ($38 each), you just may love these new cream blushes by Clarins ($30 each). They have a similarly satiny, natural-looking finish, comparably kick-@ss wear time...Show More Summary

These New Katy Perry Lashes in Feline Fierce Are Fanning the Fringes of Feline Ferocity

I’m feline pretty fierce in these new false lashes by Katy Perry. What…? Too pun-ny? Sorry, couldn’t resist. I had to go there. Truth be told, I wanted to try these mostly because K.P. is one my favorite cat ladies, and I think she and Tabs would get along swimmingly. Show More Summary

Constantly Craving…

#truth: It’s not as easy to find real-deal Asian food up here in Marin County as it is in San Francisco or the East Bay. For the most part, the prevailing word is bland. Not bad, necessarily, but not the stuff you dream about at night. Show More Summary

The Cool New Hues in the Clarins Vibrant Light Eye Quartet Mineral Palette Love Warm Skin Tones, Too

Well, well. Quelle surprise! I really did not expect the cool-toned plum, pink, gray and white shadows in the new Clarins Vibrant Light Eye Quartet Mineral Palette to get along at all with warm-toned skin like mine, but then what doShow More Summary

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