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Saturday Surfing, January 6th, 2018

Good morning! Hoppy Caturday! ???????? It’s sunny here this morning, thank goodness. It looks like we’re getting a break from the rain. I’m on my second cup of coffee, and the caffeine is coursing through my veins and making me contemplate...Show More Summary

5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

The first one of 2018! 1. “The future has an ancient heart.” The first time I read this quote by painter, writer and activist Dr. Carlo Levi, it was in a book called Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed. (She’s the woman who wrote Wild.) Like most quotes, it means different things to different people. Show More Summary

Antonym Cosmetics Baked Foundation in Medium Dark

Italy. Land of pasta, romance, wine, George Clooney’s villa on Lake Como, and baked powder. A long time ago, someone told me that if you want the best baked powders, go to Italy, which someone at Antonym Cosmetics apparently did, because...Show More Summary

Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer Gets Some Things Right and a Couple Things Wrong

In theory, Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur Concealer should totally work for me. It’s a smoothing liquid under-eye concealer for mature skin, and, well, I’m 42, got some fine line action, killer under-eye circles, dry skin, and I’m usually...Show More Summary

Noir by Antonym Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Pencil Easily Holds Its Own Against Chanel 88 Noir Intense

Eureka! Found another epic liner for tightlining, and it’s almost — almost — as epic as Chanel 88 Noir Intense. Oh, and it costs 40% less ($19 vs. $33). ???? It’s $19 Antonym Cosmetics Noir Waterproof Eye Pencil, and the only reason I can’t completely turn my back on Chanel 88 Noir Intense is because I still like 88’s skinny twist-up tip. Show More Summary

An Unsung Hero: The Tweezerman 15X Magnification Mirror

Yo, let’s get this straight. If you’re the type of person who’ll spend 45 minutes every night pouring over every pore in a magnifying mirror, stay far, far away from the $30 Tweezerman LED 15x Lighted Mirror, because you’ll never want to leave the house! You can see freakin’ everything with it. Show More Summary

Antonym Cosmetics Skin Esteem Foundation for Fab Liquid Foundation Eco-Luxury

Antonym Cosmetics is the new Wet n Wild, YAY! Wait…what? Well, they are called Antonym, a word that means opposites, so they actually remind me of Hourglass. They’re a five-year-old Miami-based cruelty free organic/eco-luxury makeupShow More Summary

Unsung Makeup Heroes: Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips

Dear Universe/Siri, How many of these have I purchased over the last 10 years? 20 bottles? 25 bottles…? Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips ($19) is by far the best eye makeup remover I’ve ever used, andShow More Summary

MAC Unsung Heroes: MAC Giddy Lustre Lipstick

Haha! Now that’s a silly sheen, also known as a “Giddy Lustre.” ???? MAC has so many gorgeous golden pink lipsticks, and Giddy Lustre is my jolly good golden pink fave. It’s an easygoing pink that most mirthful makeup lovers can wear, be...Show More Summary

The Monday Poll: What Was Your Biggest Makeup/Beauty Accomplishment of 2017, and What Are Your Biggest Beauty Goals for 2018?

Last pair of eyes of 2017! ???????????? (Dampen your brush for more impact this New Years Eve ????) Shadow courtesy of @bobbibrown ???? A post shared by S I R J O H N (@sirjohnofficial) on Dec 19, 2017 at 9:59am PST My biggest makeup/beauty accomplishment...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 482

This morning was the last patrol of the year for Tabs, and it was relatively uneventful, until a neighbor’s dog started barking, which prompted Tabs to bolt all the way up the hill and around the house to the front door. Of course, Sir...Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing, December 30th, 2017

OK, so, you know how I’ve been talking about wanting to get new eyeglass frames for, roughly, forever? I keep putting it off because I have the hardest time committing to couches and, apparently, eyeglass frames, but things escalated...Show More Summary

5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

The last one for 2017! 1. Winter sunrises They’ve been epic here in NorCal lately. Red, pink, orange and violet-tinged clouds almost every morning. The other day I ran outside at 6:30 in pajamas, a down coat, wool socks and flip-flops...Show More Summary

Herbal Essences bio:renew Micellar Water & Blue Ginger Shampoo, Conditioner and Foam Conditioner

I’m all gingered out, man! Gingersnaps in my tum, Ginger Soufflé on my skin, and now Blue Ginger in my hair, because Herbal Essences. Blue Ginger is the latest in their bio:renew line. Did you know there’s actually such a thing as blue ginger? I had no idea. Show More Summary

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Update: Six New Shades Join the Full-Coverage Crew

Waaay back in 2013 when NARS introduced the Radiant Creamy Concealers, they were revolutionary, but there were only 10 of them. They had lots of pigment and a spectacular satin finish that covered everything — dark circles, blemishes, cat scratches on your cheeks (which, yes, I can attest to from personal experience). Show More Summary

Origins Ginger Soufflé and Smoothing Soufflé Whipped Body Creams, and Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash: 3 Body Treats to Beat the Winter Blahs

I like ginger snaps, but I ?? Ginger Soufflé. Specifically this Ginger Soufflé, because I don’t have to actually cook it, LOL! This soufflé is a winter staple I’ve been using off and on for years. It’s a Whipped Body Cream, and it’sShow More Summary

Jaclyn’s Famous Ginger Snap Cookies and a Quick Hello

Good morning, friend. If you could only heard my voice today…because it sounds even more cartoon-y than usual. I’m sniffling, I’m sneezing, and the space between my eyes feels like 1,000 tiny elves held a rave there last night, LOL! Yeah, I caught a Christmas cold, but thankfully I feel better today than I did yesterday. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, sweet friend. Come here and let me give you a hug… I’m a hugger! You’re just gonna have to put up with it. Ah… There we go. Merry ???????? Christmas. As I fell asleep last night (very, very late last night, so my under-eye...Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 481

Before we left the house yesterday, and actually I do this every time I leave for a trip, El Hub, Connor and I spent a long time telling Tabs that we love him, that we’re going to miss him, and that we hope he doesn’t throw any ragers while we’re gone. It’s true, though. Show More Summary

Saturday Surfing, December 23rd, 2017

Merry ???????????? Christmas Eve’s ???????????? eve. One more sleep till the big day. Well…no more sleeps for me and my fam, because we celebrate on the 24th. We stay up till midnight, eat, hang out, open presents, then pass out around one or two, although last year I passed out at like 10:30, LOL! That may happen again, too. Show More Summary

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