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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The MAC Giambattista Valli Collection: Florals, Femininity and Fabulously Bold Matte Lipstick

“Like, totally rad to the max! I want to be a Valli girl!” I don’t even know where to start with the MAC Giambattista Valli collection. Gah! Between the practical packaging (the color of each tube reflects the color of its corresponding...Show More Summary

MAC Matte Lipstick in Dangerous, and a Few Thoughts on Red Lipstick

From whence, I wonder, does red lipstick derive its magical power? That’s what I’d like to know. It’s the rainbow pegasus of lipsticks, and whenever I wear it, I feel like a magically imbued, larger-than-life version of myself. Like,...Show More Summary

Do You Wear Makeup When You Go on Vacation?

Do I ever wear makeup on vacation? Oh, totally, I do. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever not brought makeup with me on vacation, but what I end up wearing depends on what I’ll be doing, of course. Like, if it’s a beach trip, I’ll usually...Show More Summary

7 Things You Should Know About the $54 Nicky Hilton + Smashbox Cosmetics NY Classic Cat Eye Kit

7 Things You Should Know About the $54 Nicky Hilton + Smashbox Cosmetics NY Classic Cat Eye Kit You don’t have to be a cat lady to appreciate it (although you may appreciate it more if you like the look of classic black cat eyeliner)...Show More Summary

Travel Makeup: What I Brought And What I Wore

Because I get a kick out of seeing what other people bring on their trips (I guess I’m just a voyeur like that!), here’s all the makeup stuff I brought on mine. Everything in this picture here fit in my MAC Mia Moretti bag. For the record,...Show More Summary

The New Long-Lasting Sally Hansen Poolside Paradise Miracle Gel Nail Polish Collection: This Mirror-Like Shine Makes Lounging by the Pool More Fun

My version of a poolside paradise typically includes some combination of the following… Trashy mags, and US Weekly is a fave. Strangely, I only read it when I’m at the pool… Iced tea. One of those oversized fluffy beach towels that are so big that I can wrap them around my torso twice. Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 377

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. 350

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 MAC! (Ends Monday)

Birthday beignets, po’ boys and art gallery cats! — ’twas an interesting (and fun) week. I hope yours went well, too. Things here in Novato, California are still chugging along. It’s a little overcast this morning, but I’m pretty sure the misty morning fog will burn off by the afternoon. Show More Summary

The Shopkeeper Cats of New Orleans, and I’m Back in the Bay Area!

  A big hand-waving hello from sunny Novato, California! Haaay! I’m back at home in the Bay after my birthday trip to New Orleans, and our regularly scheduled beauty bloggery will resume on Monday. As you can probably imagine, my tabby employer was overjoyed to have his assistant back. Show More Summary

New Orleans Adventures, Day Two

Day two in New Orleans (that was yesterday) started with — yup, you guessed it! — beignets and a cafe au lait. I fueled up at a cute little place called Cafe Beignet in the French Quarter.                 The beignets at the shop were...Show More Summary

Super Cool Find: The Finery Jewelry and Home Objects in New Orleans

    One of my favorite things to do on vacation is shop for trinkets and baubles.  (I am probably not alone in this.) That way, back at home, whenever I see or wear said bauble (or sometimes they’re doohickeys), I’m reminded of my time...Show More Summary

A Cat Lady in NOLA

  You’ve officially leveled up from “crazy cat lady” to “craziest cat lady” when your souvenirs from New Orleans all involve cats. Grabbed these goodies yesterday from the cutest store in the French Quarter called Gem de France.    Show More Summary

New Orleans Adventures, Day One

 Whoop-whoop! I can now officially cross “eat beignets on my birthday” off my bucket list.  Today’s NOLA fun started at Cafe du Monde this morning with an order of beignets and a frozen cafe au lait.           Oh, and in case you were...Show More Summary

Bonjour From New Orleans

    Just a quick hello from New Orleans! I made it here in one piece and 1) it’s hot and 2) very humid. I’m not even gonna try to fight my wavy hair because I know who’s going to win that battle. LOL! My flight out of Oakland was delayed...Show More Summary

The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll/Open Thread: The NOLA Edition

Happy Monday, kitty cat. I’m heading to the airport early this afternoon to catch my flight to New Orleans, and I thought, hey, let’s do a little something-something different for this week’s Monday Poll. Like how about an open thread?...Show More Summary

On June 8, It’s All About You (and It Cosmetics), Thanks to QVC

Who is it all about? That’s the question. It’s not about Kanye (although he’d probably beg to differ), and it’s not about ewes, either. Right now, at this very moment, it’s all about you. And It Cosmetics. And QVC. Fans of It Cosmetics...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 349

Dear Diary, With my birthday coming up (I turn 10-ish on Tuesday!), I’ve been feeling particularly generous, and to share the love, I decided to grant both of my assistants a few days off for good behavior. My motives weren’t entirely selfless, however. Show More Summary

Heads Up! The New MAC Website Debuts MONDAY!

Prepare your eyes (which I’m sure are lined purr-fectly with Blacktrack) and your makeup-loving heart for a feast of Monday MAC marvelousness, my friend, because that’s when I hear the new MAC website will launch. I gotta warm up my shopping muscles! — but let’s keep that between us. Show More Summary

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

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine, and happy Caturday! It’s a sunny day in Novato, haaay! Today’s headlines… A new family of finches has moved into the hanging plant on my deck, and the bird action has been intense. The mommy and daddy birds...Show More Summary

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