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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Saturday Surfing: June 3rd, 2017

???? Caturday…in the park…I think it was the third of June. ???? OK, that doesn’t really work. But good morning anyway! ???? It’s finally the weekend, thank goodness. NO, SERIOUSLY, THANK GOODNESS. Even though it was a short week because of Memorial...Show More Summary

Take Me With You, Nudestix Magnetic Matte Eye Color!

When I take a trip somewhere, I NEED to bring along my makeup brushes. That’s one of my non-negotiables. I literally never leave home without them — literally…unless I forget them at home. ???? Which has happened. It was a few summers ago…...Show More Summary

Do You Bring Everything and the Kitchen Sink With You When You Pack Your Makeup for a Trip?

Or are you one of those annoying people like my friend Jen who can naturally streamline her makeup down to the bare essentials? The last time I took a trip with her, her makeup bag was this teeny, tiny thing smaller than an envelopeShow More Summary

Drugstore Needs and Nopes, Vol. 3

1. Yes To Liquid Hand Soap ($3.99 each) I’m the weirdo who washes her hands about, oh, let’s see… 20 times a day? I’m so not kidding, either. And I’m REALLY picky about my hand soaps, but I thoroughly plan to love the dickens out ofShow More Summary

Take Me With You, Nudestix Nudies!

I don’t how this happened, because it feels like I’ve been looking forward to this trip forever, but I’m leaving for Hawaii in less than two weeks! — which means that I probably should start packing RIGHT NOW. It’s all about portable...Show More Summary

Life Right Now

Just some snapshots of life right meow! I’m weeks behind on brush washing. No, seriously. WEEKS. ???? My happy baby first thing in the morning. The best big kitty brother a girl could ask for! I bought these strawberries at TJ’s and DAYUM. Show More Summary

Classic Summer Colors and Oversized Blush and Bronzer Palettes Make Me Wanna Swing! (Lancôme Summer Swing)

Ah, good play on the “s” sound, Lancôme, with your Summer Swing Collection, ’cause this lady loves a little alliteration. ???? “Swing,” in this particular case, does not refer to playground equipment. Or swing states. Or swingers (Oh, boy! What would THAT collection be like?!). Show More Summary

The Lust List, Vol. 11: Stuff I Kinda Want

Last week I told myself, “Self, if you run at least three times this week, you can get yourself something from your Lust List, and ya know what? It totally worked! And now I get to treat myself to a pair of Senita shorts, woo-hoo! ???? Does this mean that I no longer have the itch to give any more cute things a happy home (a.k.a. Show More Summary

R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray Takes First Place

I’ve been loving a little texture lately. “A little texture,” she says, as her hair expands into the firmament, LOL! No, seriously! I’ve been into spraying a texturizing spray on my hair lately (mid-shaft) to kind of rough it up andShow More Summary

Urban Decay’s The Velvetizer Instantly Transforms Base Makeup Finishes Into a Velvety Satin

At the risk of totally dating myself, one of the old-school makeup tricks we used back in the day was to dust a little loose powder on my lips after applying lipstick. I’d dust it right on top with a finger (or, if I was feeling extra...Show More Summary

More MAC Metallic Lips Coming June 22nd

Dry lips, be gone! I will not have ye! — ’cause, honestly, I don’t want any flakes up in my mix when I’m wearing these new MAC Metallic Lipsticks, because flakes + metallic finishes equal nooo! Metallic lips are back. In the event that...Show More Summary

I Didn’t Know They Carried Drugstore Products in the Beauty Section at Nordstrom Rack

Novato is a sleepy little town. There’s Napa north of us, Oakland to the east across the Bay, and San Francisco to the south, but Novato itself isn’t a hotbed of excitement and activity (unless you count the huge raging celebrity parties...Show More Summary

It’s Cat Lady Shopping Heaven at Hot Polka Dot in Petaluma

I stumbled into the craziest cat lady store last weekend. It’s a spunky, sparky, creative clothing, shoes and accessories store called Hot Polka Dot, and it’s right in the middle of bustling downtown Petaluma. It’s like discovering a dragon’s treasure trove of kooky ???? cat lady flats, tanks, tees, dresses, purses, earrings — you name it. Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 477

So…what is the Monday Poll? 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 10 (!) years. (It’s like...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 451

Oh, dear. Or deer. Having grown fed up with the gang of local deer ruffians who sabotaged his previous attempt to enhance the company courtyard with colorful plants, Tabs enacted a new company policy authorizing the rapid installation...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing: May 27th, 2017

Among many other things I’ve been doing this morning (endless laundry; chillin’ with Connor, Tabs, El Hub and Sesame Street; and getting ready to plant half a dozen basil and tomato plants), I’ve been ooh-ing and ah-ing over that beautiful picture up above of model Ruby Rose on the Urban Decay website. Show More Summary

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick

I’m holding on for dear life till tomorrow afternoon, which is when my roots will finally be obliterated into…oblivion (for at least six weeks!) by my friend and hair stylist Alis, THANK YE GODS! It’s getting harder to hide those little gray baby hairs, which is why I’m living for the Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Stick. Show More Summary

Urban Decay Naked Skin The Illuminizer Translucent Pressed Beauty Powder

If you’ve ever wanted to decorate your face with gems — no, literally wear gems ???? on your face — now’s your chance! Urban Decay has a new face powder coming out called Naked Skin The Illuminizer Translucent Pressed Beauty Powder. Gosh,...Show More Summary

Drugstore Needs and Nopes, Vol. 2

I like kickin’ it at the drugstore because I can “ooh” and “ah” over eye palettes and shampoo without my wallet raising hell. Here are some drugstore gems that caught my fancy this week, along with a few misses. 1. Revlon Kiss Balm Lip...Show More Summary

Urban Decay Liquid Aura Illuminating Mix-In Medium Looks Like Unicorn Tears…or a Runnier, Subtler Version of Strobe Cream

No worries! Allow me to allay your fears. No, you do not need to know the color of your aura in order to wear the new Urban Decay Liquid Aura Illuminating Mix-In Medium. Incidentally, my aura is bright yellow and orange, but the only...Show More Summary

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