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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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A Sephora giveaway on Makeup and Beauty Blog

Do you dare enter now for your chance to win a $50 e-gift card to Sephora…?

Shoot.

I just realized that I missed out on a free bear claw…

The last time I went to Panera Bread they said I’d earned one through their membership thingy program, but I had to use it by the ninth. I didn’t want it then because I was there for lunch, and it was noon. Now I’m too late…

See, there’s an important life lesson there. Never look a gift bear claw in the mouth. No matter what time it is, no matter if you want it or not, don’t wait. You take that bear claw, and you eat that bear claw, you hear me? :)

LOL!

In other news, happy caturday! Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. I hope you got a good night’s sleep. I slept pretty well, considering the scary movie I watched last night. (A sci-fi horror thriller called The Machine on Netflix. Brace yourself for the opening scene. That’s all I’m saying.)

Purr usual, I haven’t figured out what I’m doing yet today… I know that we definitely need some groceries (we’re down to carrots, soy milk and instant decaf coffee, blech!), so probably Trader Joe’s right away. After that, we’ll see.

Good luck in the giveaway, babe, and have a wonderful day. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What’s your favorite Asian makeup brand?
    • Has anyone ever sketched or painted a picture of you?
    • Raw cookie dough: yea or nay?
    • Does your cat have a cute meow?
    • Are you currently happy with the state of your brows?
    • Do you have a crush on anyone at school or work?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

A Sephora giveaway on Makeup and Beauty Blog

Up, up, up, babe! It’s time to get up! Happy caturday. :)

In seemingly random news, today is my cross-training day.

See, I’ve been “training” for a half marathon (quotes because I’m still finding my rhythm), which is in about five weeks, and the plan I’m following calls for doing something different every day of the week, like, some days I’m supposed to run just a few miles at a slower-than-normal pace, some days are rest days, and then once a week I’m supposed to push myself a little harder with a slightly longer run (that was yesterday for me…so I’m a little tired).

Today is the day I’m supposed to cross-train, which means doing something other than running, like bicycle riding, walking or doing…I haven’t quite figured out what to do yet. The idea is to keep from overtraining and injuring the same muscles I use while running, but I don’t know what activity to do. I mean, after five minutes of push-ups, my arms are burnt toast, so that’s not much of a workout, and I don’t have an exercise bike or a gym membership.

Hmm… Maybe I’ll bust out a Jillian Michaels DVD (after I have three cups of coffee, LOL!).

Enter to win treats for your catWhat are you up to this weekend? Doing anything fun? I haven’t thought very far ahead yet, so I’m kind of winging it… I did want to mention that in addition to this weekend’s Sephora giveaway right here, that other giveaway for the Purina Pro Plan cat snacks (and other swag, including a giant refrigerator magnet frame, tote bag, food bowl and autographed picture of Tabs), is still open for new entries until Wednesday, September 10, and there haven’t been that many entries yet, so your cat’s chances of winning are pretty great. And you can enter in five ways. Once on Twitter, once on Facebook, once on Pinterest, once on Instagram and once in a comment on the giveaway post.

I’m just saying…if your cat likes those treats half as much as Tabs does, you’ll make him/her pretty happy.

Now I’d better go get started on that caffeine I mentioned if I’m going to have a successful cross-training day, whatever that means, haha. If you have any cross-training workout ideas for me, let me know.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What time do you usually go to bed?
    • Have you ever had a polydactyl cat?
    • What’s your current favorite drugstore product (makeup, and also non-makeup)?
    • Have you ever touched an elephant?
    • Can you do the splits?
    • Tell me about your outfit yesterday (makeup, hair, clothes).
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! Win Kitty Noms From Purina Pro Plan (Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 311)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun, Sponsored Post, Tabs

*** The giveaway is closed now, and the winners have all been contacted (please check your email!). Thank you for entering. ***

Enter to win cat snacks from Purina Pro Plan

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan #proplancatpartner. For information about my posting policy, please see my Disclaimer.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Cat

Tabs is such a fan of Purina Pro Plan Savory snacks that he made arrangements with a bigwig exec over there to give some away (seriously, he told the lady, “Mrow!”). Five lucky winners will each receive a special prize pack of Purina Pro Plan cat snacks and other swag, paw-picked by Tabs. You can enter in up to five ways, and the giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Scroll down for the full details… Good luck!

Prize

Tabs and I will randomly select five (5) lucky winners to each receive the following: 3 Purina Pro Plan Savory Bites snack bags in Tuna, Salmon and Chicken; 1 Purina Pro Plan tote bag; 1 plastic food bowl; easy-clean placemat; extra large refrigerator magnet; and a $5 coupon for Purina Pro Plan brand cat (or dog) snacks. BONUS: an 8×10″ glossy autographed picture of Tabs. :)

Win snacks for your cat

How to enter

Twitter (1 winner will be randomly selected)

  1. Follow me on Twitter @karenmbb
  2. Send me a tweet and finish the phrase, “My cat is great because…” and include the hashtag #winkittynoms and @ProPlanCat

Instagram (1 winner will be randomly selected)

  1. Be sure you’re following me on Instagram @karenmbb
  2. Leave a comment there on the Instagram post finishing the phrase, “My cat is great because…”

Facebook (1 winner will be randomly selected)

  1. Find the original giveaway post on my Facebook page (here’s a link to it)
  2. Leave a comment there finishing the phrase, “My cat is great because…”

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7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway
A Sephora giveaway on Makeup and Beauty Blog

“Let her play with Lego, for crying out loud!”

I’m sitting here on the couch with the laptop watching Extreme Guide to Parenting, and I just heard El Hub yell that from the other room.

And he’s not even watching the show. He’s just eavesdropping, LOL!

Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! It’s caturday! :) Do you know where your husky tabby is?

The one who manages this office is disgruntled and pacing around the house because he wants to go outside. There are these crows who are sort of casing the joint. They’re sitting in the closest tree branches, cawing at the top of their crow lungs, and it’s p*ssing Tabs off. He’s like, “Dammit! Those effing birds!”

Poor kitty…

In other news, it’s giveaway time. Good luck to you. I hope you have a great weekend, too. El Hub and I are talking about going kayaking again on the Russian River tomorrow, but we’ll see. We have a couple other things to do. One of them, actually, involves something special for the cat enthusiasts tomorrow afternoon, so if you have a kitty (or two or 12), be sure to check back tomorrow.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What was your favorite toy or game growing up?
    • Have you ever braided someone else’s hair?
    • Have you ever had super skinny, thin brows?
    • When was the last time you wore false lashes?
    • Do you currently dye your hair?
    • Do you put mascara on your bottom lashes?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway
A Sephora giveaway on Makeup and Beauty Blog

UPDATE 8/24/14: What’s shakin’? I mean, other than the GROUND BENEATH MY FEET. So, this morning at 3:20 a.m. (incidentally, shortly after the witching hour), I’m jostled awake in bed by a 6.0 earthquake. Almost immediately, El Hub says like a drill sergeant, “Get up, up, up! Doorway, now!” We wobble together to the doorway, and then when the quake doesn’t quickly stop, we decide to make our way downstairs, thinking that we should probably get out of the house. We’re almost to the front door when the shaking suddenly stops.

The quake was centered about 10 miles north of us near Napa, so pretty close, but we appear to have made it out unscathed. No visible damage to the house, and everyone is fine…although Tabs was definitely freaked out. He just needed some extra soothing. :) I hope you’re doing well.

*sigh* I would love to be playing in the tropics right now and having my coffee with fresh papaya at a beachside cafe overlooking a bright blue lagoon while we make our plans for the day. Should we hike to that waterfall on the map we got from the concierge, go snorkeling, or just take a chill drive around the island and sightsee? Or do you think we have time to do all three?

Aah! That sounds like heaven to me. :)

Meanwhile, back in Novato… LOL!

Rise and shine, morning glory! It’s going to be a beautiful day, even though most of us aren’t lounging about in the tropics.

What are you up to today? I’m just prepping for my trip tomorrow, doing laundry, packing, charging up my cameras, spending some time with the tabby, stuff like that. Nothing too exciting.

I hope you have a nice weekend lined up. I’ll be around, purr usual. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What’s your favorite place to vacation?
    • Have you ever gotten a bad sunburn?
    • What’s been your favorite summer movie so far?
    • What’s something you would love to learn?
    • Have you ever worked as an intern?
    • What did you wear on your best makeup day this week?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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