3 Unexpected Beauty Lessons I Learned This Week

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Things I learned this crazy week! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend! My goodness, it has been a week. The run-up to Valentine’s Day at the bakery was cray! Yesterday, I made frosting for 4 hours in the biggest mixer we have. Simply put, I was buttercreamed out by the end […]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk

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Good stuff! I just found your new favorite base for no-makeup makeup days. 🙂 And guess what? It’s less than 10 bucks! (Technically, $9.99.) Say, “Oh, hai,” to Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk, which for the official makeup record is a foundation, but performs like a sheer tinted moisturizing rock […]

A Simple Everyday Makeup Look That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

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I gotta hand it to these products… Just a quick reminder that makeup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. 🙂 I did this look with makeup that I could quite literally carry in the palm of one hand! It’s non-fussy, natural-looking makeup that I wore to go to dinner and […]

Monochromatic Makeup With the MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blush: Coral Lids, Lips and Cheeks

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Captain Obvious here, but I am a fervent fan / enthusiastic adherent of monochromatic makeup, and that’s because I only have so many brain cells, and I like not having to expend them all thinking too deeply about matching my lids, lips and cheeks. I’d rather conserve a little more […]

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 613

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So…what is the Monday Poll? Excellent question! It isn’t, contrary to its name, an actual poll, like with little clicky buttons. It’s just a list of five more or less random questions I’ve been posting on this blog every Monday morning for the past quadrillion years (since 2007). I love […]

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 593

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Lights, camera, action! Tabs was surprisingly modest about his film career. He didn’t start acting until later in life. Legend has it, after his career-ending injury playing football for the Mill Valley Wildcats, doctors told him to rest and recuperate, but Tabs being Tabs, instead of sitting around, he decided […]

Saturday Surfing, February 8th, 2020

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Essie Expressie Nail Polish in Second Hand, First Love Welcome to the weekend, my friend! Time to rest and recharge your batteries (hopefully!). For me, that means painting my paws, because when my paws are painted, the stars are in alignment. Mercury avoids retrograde. Pluto becomes a planet again… I […]

MAC Loud and Clear, Glow Play Blush Collection Swatches on NC42 Skin

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The MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blushes, both available now at select MAC locations and the MAC website Man, I couldn’t this on my arm and face fast enough. First of all, NEUTRALS. Second, MAC. Seriously, too good. Technically, you are looking at two LE MAC collections. […]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Oil Lip Oil Review

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Lightweight and lovely new lip oils by Covergirl Has anyone, throughout the history of makeup-kind, ever sat around thinking to themselves, “You know what I *really* wish I could have? — flaky, thirsty-as-all-hell chapped lips. That would be so great.” As a person of the parched pout persuasion, I can […]