GLAMGLASS, $14.50 U.S./$17.00 CDN Casual Air: a frosted pale pink It's a Wow: a mid-tone blue-pink ("rose pink") Check This Out: a coral with 'transforming' yellow-pink pearl Rich & Witty: a neutral dirty pinked beige Comfort & Joy: a mid-tone frosted dirty mauve Famously Fab!: a...

29 each AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores and also online MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ ...to setting up an inflatable kiddie pool in my dining room. That's how it is right now. It would almost be worth the mess just to see how Tabs would react. He's not built like a swimmer,...

00 CDN Double Feature 1: a bright yellow gold (veluxe pearl) and a pinked-up chrome purple (frost) Double Feature 2: a bright lime (veluxe pearl) and a frosty deep grey (frost) Double Feature 3: a mid-tone teal (matte) and a deep chocolate (satin) Double Feature 4: a deep forest green (veluxe...

So how about you? What are some of the simple pleasures you've recently enjoyed? Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict, Karen

Revolution, Caqui, Sonoran Rain, Nitro:Licious 2046 and All of My Purple Life Eyeshadows from the left: Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle; Parisian Skies; Hocus Pocus and Jealousy Wakes Lipglass swatches from the left: Evolution Revolution, Caqui, Sonoran Rain, Nitro:Licious 2046 and All of My...

Man, I was all kinds of nervous, but I got through it without making a terrible fool out of myself, and at the end I felt such relief that I decided to treat myself with makeup. I made a beeline for Sephora, setting my mind on finding something pretty to wear with NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick,...

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict, Karen P.S. I can't believe it. I almost forgot... P.P.S. Doing anything fun tonight? I'm trying to get my act together in time to catch a 7:50 showing of Super 8. Have you seen it yet?

It's about 25 miles south of where I live in Novato, closer to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, and it's a beautiful place to visit on a sunny afternoon. Easy access by ferry from Sausalito or San Francisco makes it perfect for little day trips. Nearby Angel Island, also accessible...

It's been such a long time since I posted anything about blogging that I thought this excerpt of an e-mail exchange with reader Juli might be interesting to someone trying to build an existing blog or thinking about starting one soon (any kind of blog; not necessarily one about makeup and...

I call it my, "Hello, friend!" lipstick, because whenever I wear it around fellow makeup junkies or to a beauty store like Sephora, at least one person always stops to ask me what I'm wearing on my lips. It's automatic: wear Impassioned, strike up a friendly conversation. Very...

 

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