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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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CONCEALER TIP: Put a Little On, Take a Little Off, Repeat

Guess who found a college graduation picture of herself at her parents’ house last weekend from 1998 (!). OK, there’s sooooo much to talk about here, between the hand on the hip pose (why?), to the wanna-be Rachel haircut, to the brows...Show More Summary

Are You Down With Granny Panties?

Yeah, I admit it. I LOVE ME SOME GRANNY PANTIES. I had a long conversation about ’em with my friend Jen a couple months ago on our girls’ trip to Napa, with the gist of it being that we both have an undying love for them. I dunno. Maybe...Show More Summary

Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer

Technology… It’s fascinating, really. Not only does it allow mere mortals to soar across the sky in what are essentially huge hunks of metal machinery; it also allows us to simultaneously prime and protect the delicate skin on our lids. Show More Summary

A Cocktail Party Makeup Look

I can tell you the last time I had a cocktail, because it was last June at a jazzy lounge on Frenchman St. in New Orleans, and when in NOLA, you must drink fruity, froo-froo drinks with silly names like Champagne Supernova, but I can’t...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 388

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. 361

Talent. What is “talent?” Mysterious. Hard to define. That certain je ne sais quoi that only some cats have. Just look at all of the kitty models who never quite make it to supermodel status, and all of those broken hearts and broken...Show More Summary

Neat and New to Me: Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad

Neat and New to Me Unlike my Unsung Heroes series, which features permanent collection products I’ve known and loved a long time, the Neat and New to Me series showcases permanent collection products that slipped under my radar for a...Show More Summary

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

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. It’s going to be a beautiful day! I know this because it’s Caturday, and Caturdays are the best. How’s it going this morning? OK, movie share time… I saw a pretty good one on iTunes last night called Z for Zachariah. Show More Summary

The MAC Vamplify Collection!

What’s Going On!? And I mean that both literally, and also in reference to one of these new $20 Vamplify Lipglosses. What’s Going On is the hot, intense fuchsia shade. I haven’t felt this amped about a MAC lip product launch in a while. Show More Summary

4 Steps to Clearer Skin With the Neutrogena #LetsSolveIt Campaign (SPONSORED)

As a participant in the #LetsSolveIt campaign sponsored by Neutrogena, I’ve received product samples and/or compensation for my time and effort in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #sponsored @Walgreens @Neutrogena...Show More Summary

Does Your Significant Other Have Any Grooming Habits That You Wish You Could Change?

I love El Hub to bits, but “Great Caesar’s ghost!” — I wish I could get that man to trim his toenails. It drives me absolutely freakin’ crazy! They’re like Wolverine’s claws, and sometimes in bed when our feet cross paths, he’ll actually...Show More Summary

Snacks From Hawaii

I got the nicest surprise in the mail yesterday — a care package filled with local Hawaii snacks from my friend Fern on Oahu. She sent quite a few of my favorites, like Passion Orange Drink Mix (YUM), Coconut Pudding Haupia (it’s kind...Show More Summary

End of Summer Shimmery Mermaid Makeup Tutorial

There is absolutely no freakin’ way that matte-heavy eyeshadow looks are even remotely acceptable among members of the makeup-loving mermaid community, and I know this for a fact. Actually, I don’t really know that for a fact, sinceShow More Summary

How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

About three times a week…or four if I’m feeling EXTRA ambitious. I can’t remember the last time I went through an entire week washing my hair daily. It may have been…maybe 10 years ago? Whenever it was, it’s been a while. But once upon...Show More Summary

When You’re Applying Liquid Foundation, Always Give It Enough Time to Set Before Applying Powder

Here’s something that helps when I apply liquid foundation: ya gotta give it time. Always give it enough time to set before you jump in with powder, so like four or five minutes, because if your foundation is still wet when you apply...Show More Summary

For Better Blending, Try Holding Your Brush at the End

Instead of holding your blending brush like a pen or pencil on the ferrule (the metal part on the end with the brush head), try holding it waaay back on the other end instead. Just to try it. You might find yourself naturally applying...Show More Summary

For More Precise Eyeshadow Placement, Try Applying Your Crease Color With a Flat Brush

Oh, my gosh! So helpful. Give this a try one of these days when you’re doing your eye makeup: use a flat brush, instead of a domed or fluffy tapered brush, to apply your crease color. I’m serious, MIND BLOWN. I watched a makeup artist...Show More Summary

Super Blocky, Angular, Super Sharp Brows: A Do or a Don’t?

They’re everywhere on YouTube and Instagram! — crisp, blocked-out brows carved with concealer and filled in with various brow products that start at a sharp, narrow point and build out to a well-defined tail. Sometimes there’s also a steep, sharp angle in the arch. Show More Summary

Come With Me on My Walk!

This walk takes about an hour, and we go about three or four miles. My favorite time to go is about an hour before the sun sets, because that’s primo critter time, also known as “the best time to spot deer,” although the only critters...Show More Summary

Back to School Picture Day Makeup Tutorial

If you’re heading back to school this fall, chances are you’ll have to make some timely decisions before you start. Some will be important, like what classes you’re going to take, whether you’ll join band again (all I have to say isShow More Summary

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