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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Have You Ever Felt Pressured to Buy Something at a Beauty Counter (Something That You Didn’t Want)?

Yup, I have, but out here where I live it’s usually a subtle cajoling and not a hard sell. I’m at my most vulnerable when I’m on the fence about something, too, and the salesperson will sense it. Then when they say the magic words, “If...Show More Summary

What Are the Driest Areas of Your Skin?

Driest parts of my skin? Oy! I don’t even know where to start. On my face, usually my cheeks, and this is consistent all year ’round, even summer. And then around the middle of winter I start getting dry patches around my mouth and my...Show More Summary

Current Obsession: The Nordstrom Caslon Shirred V-Neck Tee

Shout-out to my gal pal Stephanie (she comments here on MBB sometimes as SnoopySteph) for introducing me to these awesome Shirred V-Neck Tees by Caslon, a brand that does lots of everyday basics like tees, tops, blazers, pants, cardigans, sweaters — that kinda of thing. Show More Summary

FYH (For Your Hair): Blunt Ends or Layers?

Blunt ends or layers? OK, so, I’ve totally done both at different stages in my hair life, and I’ve learned that if I want something easy and low maintenance, which I almost always do, it’s layers all the way, man. Blunt ends give meShow More Summary

A Moment of Sexiness…With Tabs

I don’t know if words can encapsulate the sexiness that is Tabs. He’s just sexy all the time. This happened today, on a Tuesday morning, at like 9:45. He wasn’t even trying! Clearly, he was all about the sultry poses today. Looking this good is hard work for many kitty models, but not for Tabs. Show More Summary

Did You Know? | Sephora Beauty Classes

Yes, ma’am, you’ll find me in the front row at a Sephora beauty class, taking notes like the nerd I am. I’ll be the girl with the glittery purple notebook and the noisy four-color click pen, click-click-click-click! I’ve mentioned these...Show More Summary

Quick Blush Tip: When You Apply Blush, Angle Your Head to the Side, Instead of Looking Straight Into the Mirror

As the world turns…so turns my head! Now. When I apply blush. I had a “forehead, meet desk!” moment when this occurred to me, as obvious as it sounds, but up until it did, I was usually looking straight ahead into a mirror when I applied...Show More Summary

Bra Extenders, or “The Best Things Since Pre-Made Cookie Dough”

This triple-pack of Bra Strap Extenders by Hollywood Fashion Secrets comes with one black, one white and one beige extender. The beige one is currently missing from this pic because I’m wearing it, and if I wasn’t, I’d probably either...Show More Summary

Your Nephew Says Meow

He spent the better part of the day yesterday relaxing at the spa (also known as the bathroom sink), and if it weren’t for the irresistible allure of the Feline Greenies bag shaking, he probably would have stayed there all day. He goes...Show More Summary

The New Refillable NARS PRO Palettes

Whatever you do, if you are prone to procrastination, or if you have a deadline you can’t move or somewhere you have to be at a specific time, under absolutely NO circumstances are you to start playing with the NARS Pro Palette builder tool on Show More Summary

Quick Makeup Tip: Before You Put on Makeup, Starting With Completely Naked Skin, Spray a Hydrating Mist

Right at the very start of your makeup process, before you’ve put anything on, and starting with completely naked skin, try spraying a hydrating mist like MAC Fix+ or Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Rosewater all over your face to open...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 341

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. 364

Cat purr-sues literacy DEAR TABBY: I really enjoy it when my assistant reads to me. I find it very soothing, and I would love to be able to read to her and, in the future, to other cats. My assistant has been kind enough to tutor me,...Show More Summary

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

I’m kind of on the fence about my latest TV obsession, the new Beverly Hills 90210, except that it’s not new at all, because it’s from 2008. Netflix, ya know? I watch so many things I never would have found, but I started watching it,...Show More Summary

Current Nail Polish Situation: MAC Blog This and Simply Swinging

It’s gonna be a purple paw weekend! I’m wearing two of the polishes from the new MAC MACnificent Me! collection, which arrives online September 21 on the MAC website and at stores and counters October 1 through November 12. The lighter...Show More Summary

MAC MACnificent Me! Collection | Video Review, Pics and Swatches

So, what would be MACnificent right now? How about a vanilla milkshake and some fries!? But that just might be me doin’ my #pregnantladythings. The upside of the new MAC MACnificent Me! collection is that everything is calorie-free!Show More Summary

How to Do Perfect Red Lips

Some things are really hard — climbing Mount Everest, saying no to the last French fry, learning how to breakdance when you’re over 30 and completely inflexible (particularly in the hamstrings) — but other things, like achieving a perfect red lip, aren’t that hard at all. Show More Summary

Fri-Yay Makeup Fun: Glossy Lids and Winged Liner

Winged liner. Sometimes I wanna wear it with eyeshadow; sometimes I wanna wear it with eye gloss. Yeah, that’s right! Eye gloss — the super shiny stuff, which isn’t known for being eminently wearable, not with that glistening, glossy...Show More Summary

FYH (For Your Hair): Side Part or Center Part?

For me, side part all the way. I’ve always had one, even back when I was a kid. The evidence… Try for a second to not be distracted by the terrible hair or the short-shorts (what can I say? It was the ’80s), and focus on the hair part. Show More Summary

I’m Lovin’ the Rad Reds in the L’oreal Colour Riche Exclusive Red Lipcolor Collection

These six reds are rad! It’s hard to pick a favorite from among the six $8.99 red lipsticks in the new L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lipcolor line, but if you said, “Karen, you have to pick one!” first I would say, “Curses!...Show More Summary

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