Mar 022014

A note from cafe makeup1

Over the years, some readers have asked us about our picture taking set-up. I’ve always warned that our set up is a little “experimental,” sometimes we wander the house and yard in search of the best lighting. Above, you can see our little lip-swatching assembly line. We have our lipsticks along our bathtub counter, Liz’s cell phone standing by for on-the-fly Instagram updates, and our labradoodle Sherman to keep everyone company. It’s a little rickety some times, as we find ourselves balancing on stair landings and tables propped up in the backyard.


On another note, thank you to our readers for hanging in there while we’ve both been so very busy over the last several months. We’ve both been focusing on career issues that will lead me toward a major geographic move during this calendar year. The task of attempting to ready our home for a move is daunting and moving quickly. As part of this clearing out effort, I’m putting some items up for sale on a Cafe Makeup Blogsale page.


Because of the volume and my schedule, I’ll be posting some items on Cafe Makeup’s blogsale for only a few days and only to U.S. buyers. Unfortunately, I cannot devote the time to doing custom forms and the like. After that point, I’m putting the items on eBay under my username “buttercup5405.” Yes, LOL, I realize that’s a silly name. When I first joined eBay, I used my actual name. That’s how the Internet was back then. When I realized that was not a good idea, I randomly chose that name in a hurried moment. After that, I’m hoping to put up more batches of items, so keep checking back occasionally.

Chanel Fall 2

We’re hoping that Cafe Makeup will continue over the coming years and be stronger than ever. It will be a wonderful way to have continuity in our lives as we move forward through this wonderful and exciting year of change.

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  13 Responses to “A Note from Cafe Makeup”

  1. Aww Sherman! What a sweetheart!

    A major move sounds exciting! Best of luck with that! <3

  2. This is such a cute photo you have up there!
    I wish you all the best with moving and your new location. Is it going to be in US or are you coming to Europe? 😉

  3. Hi Amy,

    Love your setup photos (and Sherman too!) Best of luck with your move 🙂

  4. I love your blog!! Good luck with your move and future career endevours. I’m so curious to know what both you and Liz do outside of the blog!

  5. Best of luck with your move! Your blog is my go-to now before I even buy soap! Thanks so much for your in-depth analyses and helpful hints.

  6. Good luck to you, Amy, and thanks for the look behind scenes. No wonder Liz always looks so lovely. She’s got the ever so handsome Sherman at her side 🙂

  7. Lots of good luck with your new location and your carrees… I really enjoy your blog and I’m happy to see a Little “behind the scenes”. Sherman is just gorgeous!!!

  8. I’m glad to know Cafe Makeup isn’t going anywhere–and wish you the best as you relocate for work!

  9. My husband tells me we’re having a major move in a couple of months. I’m not mentally ready because of the overwhelming number of products I still have. I’ll be blogsaling too, soon, so I totally feel that part of what you’re going thru. I keep wondering how I will blog, sell and pack all at the same time. Gosh, best wishes to you both!

  10. Good luck with all the changes! And great photos as always!

  11. Hello Amy and Liz,

    I wish your family the very best in your new adventure. Your blog is so inspiring and refreshing. I especially love seeing the collaboration between mother and daughter. I feel the same way about photographing swatches and items in my house. Whatever you are doing, it works beautifully. So happy to hear Cafemakeup will continue…we (your readers) will always be here. Be well and stay strong.


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