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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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For Impatient Lacquer Lovers, There’s ORLY Color AMP’D Nail Lacquer [VIDEO]

Chop, chop, kitty cat! Hurry up! We’ve got places to go, people to see and paws to paint. Ya know…unless Ryan Gosling is hand-feeding me peeled grapes (which he would have peeled himself, of course), I don’t like sitting around and waiting for my nail polish to dry. Show More Summary

Open Thread: The Ripped Jeans Edition

What’s up, girlfriend? Happy Friday. Also known as Fri-yay. Fridays are good days for ripped jeans around here. At least for me. El Hub feels differently about it. He’s always poking fun at me for wearing these (the ones in the pic at the top). Show More Summary

New Kitchen Tools…

Aaaand tonight, in our latest episode of “Karen Can’t Cook,” we discuss bulky things hidden away in cabinets, spaghetti noodles and new kitchen tools, also known as “kitchen doohickeys and thingamabobbers.” When the Progressive Wedge...Show More Summary

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte Lipstick: Season Doesn’t Matte-Er to These Timeless Matte Reds

I feel like I’ve barely dipped a toe into the summer makeup season, but talking about this new line of Dolce Matte Lipsticks by Dolce & Gabbana right meow is like fast-forwarding all the way to fall. But hey, they’re matte red lipsticks. Show More Summary

7 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately (Makeup and Non-Makeup Related)

Since it’s Thursday and all (edit: it’s just random; there’s no logical reason), I’m wondering what’s been making you want to clutch your pearls with delight. Here are seven things that have been giving me major smiles lately. 1. Yes...Show More Summary

With the Urban Decay Summer 2015 Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil, Ozone Bulks Up

One thing’s clear about Urban Decay’s $20 Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil — this handy husky wonder multitasks, and it handles some of its tasks better than others. This here is basically a larger version of UD’s existing clear Ozone Lip Pencil, which many makeup lovers use for multiple purposes. Show More Summary

Trader Joe’s World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs

You’re probably wondering why you’re looking at a half-eaten bag of cheesy puffs. Well, once upon a time (like an hour ago) this was actually a full bag of Trader Joe’s World’s Puffiest White Cheddar Corn Puffs. “Allegedly,” I bought...Show More Summary

Urban Decay Summer 2015: The Eyeshadow Primer Potions Get New Outfits

Shakin’ my head, man, because…repackaging. In theory, I don’t mind it, as long as the product itself, assuming I like it, which I do in this case, doesn’t change, and the new packaging improves upon something or makes the whole experience better, as in NOT harder to use. Show More Summary

Urban Decay Summer 2015: New Eyeshadow Shades

Well, now I know what to wear in the unlikely event that Charli XCX invites me to be a backup dancer in one of her videos. This: the new Urban Decay Summer 2015 Eyeshadow shades (arriving April 15 at Urban Decay counters and online for $18 each). Show More Summary

Currently Reading…

How does this sound? Huge pile of magazines Big comfy bed Sunshine streaming through large windows Yeah, that’s going to be my self-imposed reward this afternoon. Quality meow time with myself, perhaps a husky tabby companion and magazines!...Show More Summary

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection: Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Has Boomchickawawa Written All Over It

Afterglow. Like boomchickawawa! In a pan. But without the sweat and potentially awkward conversation. And/or nakedness. Yes! — Urban Decay’s new line of powder blush singles joins the permanent line on April 15 with the rest of the Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection. Show More Summary

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection: It’s a Revolution of Lipglosses!

NOVATO, CA — This is Karen from UD News reporting live from my makeup bag… It’s chaos! There are Savage creatures running all over the place, Big Bangs left and right, and somebody’s walking through the street? I don’t know… They appear to be Punch Drunk. Show More Summary

Beauty Improv: Last Time You Used a Beauty Product for Something Other Than Its Intended Purpose?

I think everybody does it sometimes when they’re either feeling creative, or frazzled, or they’re running out of a certain product. Let me set the stage for you: two days ago. Easter Sunday. 9:45 a.m. I’d just finished a run on the treadmill...Show More Summary

Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection Overview and First Impressions [VIDEO]

Well slather me in sunscreen, and fan my face! I think I might overheat from all the blazing hotness that is Urban Decay’s Summer 2015 Collection. Homegirl, brace yourself for a brand new line of pigmented glosses (Revolution High-Color...Show More Summary

NARS Summer 2015: Christopher Kane for NARS Collection [VIDEO]

Alien astronomers scanning our solar system with their interstellar radio telescopes from their galaxy far, far away will see the Earth glimmering like a pulsar when the new NARS Summer 2015 Christopher Kane for NARS collection materializes on counters April 15. Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 367

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. 341

Dear Tabby is written by Tabs the cat, widely considered “the world’s first plus-size kitty supermodel.” Founded in mid 2012, it has quickly become the most popular cat advice column on earth — known for its fresh, feline perspective on lifestyle, fashion and style issues affecting cats and humans. Show More Summary

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

Tabs and I have diametrically opposed opinions of Saturday mornings. While I love them, because I usually sleep in an hour or two later than I do on M-F, he does not, because normally during the workweek, practically the first thingShow More Summary

The Bkr Bottle Is Quite Possibly the Cutest Water Bottle in the History of the World

I recently told my friend Marisol that I drink an obnoxious amount of water throughout the day. “No, really,” I said. “It’s almost obscene. You’d think I had some weird water obsession or something.” This came up in conversation oneShow More Summary

Summer Is Al Fresco Time at Tarte With the Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

I live for picnics… The fun in the sun, the food, the friends, the family, the food… Did I already mention the food? I might actually love picnic fare more than I love brunch, and you know how much I love brunch. (A lot.) It’s because of the sides, man! I’m all about the sides. Show More Summary

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