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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Quick Hiya!

Hi, friend! Happy Tuesday. I hope your coffee is pipin’ hot and your lashes are extra fanned and extra flirty today. I just wanted to say a quick hi and break the radio silence. Yesterday I needed a mental health day, or as I like to call it, a “meow time” day. Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 489

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. 463

Tabs is traveling internationally this week (Toyko readers, you might catch a glimpse of him because he’s in Japan for a street style special for Vogue), but that doesn’t mean Team Tabs the Cat LLC gets to sit on their laurels. Before...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing: August 19th, 2017

Have you ever noticed how eerily similar brown cream shadow and chocolate pudding are? Or dulce de leche? Mind you, I just finished vacuuming the house, which was quite a workout, and I’m freaking hungry, so maybe I should eat something and then reevaluate, LOL! By the way, this shadow is Tom Ford Spice, a total lazy girl staple. Show More Summary

Makeup From the Year 2000!

I was de-cluttering the books in my bedroom last weekend (KON MARI 4 LIFE) and found my old copy of Kevyn Aucoin’s Face Forward, which I’ve had for eons. Look what fell out when I opened it up! Well…other than the random Valentine’sShow More Summary

Hello From Tokyo! Shiseido Online Skin Care (and Tote Gift With Purchase) Available Now Through August 27th

“Hello from Tokyo!” says my tote bag. Um…I wish I was saying hello to you from Tokyo. Instead, I’m waving to you over the interwebz from my cluttered hallway while holding this Shiseido Hello Toyko tote. The cute characters in the print...Show More Summary

5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Some people were born to sing (En Vogue shout-out!). Me? I was born to make lists. Here are 5 things I’ve been loving lately. 1. Cool August mornings June and July were brutally hot here in the Bay Area, and if you didn’t have air conditioning, it was like living in an armpit. Lately, though, like for the past two weeks, it’s been cooler here. Show More Summary

Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Cream Shadow From the Fall 2017 Travel Diary Collection

I’ve never met a Chanel Ombre Premiere cream shadow I didn’t like…until now. Le sigh. Urban is a blackened navy blue sheen in the Chanel Travel Diary collection, and it isn’t my favorite thing in the launch. I’ve loved pretty much everything...Show More Summary

The New Chanel Travel Diary Collection Rouge Coco Lipsticks in Experimental and Daylight

5 Road Trip Essentials A GPS — So I can navigate. Because I’m not about to twiddle my thumbs while El Hub drives around aimlessly and refuses to ask for directions. Nope. NOT GONNA DO IT. All the tunes — Don’t forget your Prince andShow More Summary

H2O+ Beauty Milk Body Butter

Once upon a time, my good friend Cindy dated a boy who she ended up breaking up with because he smelled like milk, and for years after that, whenever I open a carton of milk, I thought to myself, “This smells like Cindy’s ex-boyfriend.” I...Show More Summary

Chanel New Dawn Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour

OK, makeup conspiracy theory time! ???? Here goes: I think there’s something going on with the bottles of Chanel Le Vernis nail polish in the Travel Diary collection, because they look so completely different in the bottles than they look...Show More Summary

Chanel Palette Essentielle: Fab, Facile Face Palettes for Dewy, Fresh-Faced Looks

Way to stay ahead of the curve, Team Chanel! The three new Chanel Palette Essentielles from the Travel Diary Fall 2017 Collection go against the grain of the “more is more” trend taking over the mainstream makeup world right now. They strip face makeup down to the bare essentials — a cream concealer, cream blush and a cream highlighter. Show More Summary

I’m Road-Trippin’ Over the Chanel Road Movie Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette

Holy highway, Thelma & Louise! I just realized that I don’t have a favorite road movie! How’s that even possible? I’m such a movie fiend. Oh, well. Thank you, Chanel Road Movie eyeshadow palette, for that realization. Hmm… What about...Show More Summary

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip: Lightweight, Long-Wearing $14 Liquid Lipsticks

My friends, we are living in an era of crazy lip colors. Yes, it’s true. And I love the craziness! — the greens, blues and other-worldly purples. It’s opening minds — boom! — and more and more makeup mavens are thinking about beautyShow More Summary

About Those Glittery New MAC Dazzleglass Shades…

A couple days ago I posted a pic of some new MAC Dazzleglass lipglosses that were added to the MAC permanent line last month, and I didn’t anticipate the powerful pull o’ the Dazzleglass glitter, because I was inundated by requests for...Show More Summary

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm for Build-Able Rich Browns and Burgundies

Reading the names of the colors for the new BECCA Lip Colour Balms is like reading the menu at a hip neighborhood coffee shop. There’s a Chai Crème, a Cherry Ganache, Café au Lait, Almond Fraise and a few others…YUM! “Yeah, can I please...Show More Summary

A Little Time With Chanel and My Camera

The Chanel Rouge Cocos are the most photogenic lipsticks, I swear! ???? I wear these lippies a lot because they’re smooth, lightweight and moisturizing, and they come in a whole bunch of colors. Dimitri and Edith are two of my current faves,...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 488

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. 462

Reason #1,645 that Tabs is the best cat I’ll ever have the privilege of assisting: his kindness. He’s all about sharing, and I see it in even the little things he does, like allowing the baby to occasionally wear his favorite orange bow. What a sweet ???? boy. Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing: August 12th, 2017

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! Good morning! ???? We just got back home to Novato after spending the night at my parents’ house in the East Bay. It had been forever since El Hub and I went out on a Friday night, and we were both like, look…we...Show More Summary

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