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It was a whirlwind backpack adventure across the continent of Europe (complete with hidden diamonds and sleeper train car rides), and the year was 2005…

That’s when I first discovered the Boots No7 beauty line.

El Hub was El Boyfriend at the time, and neither one of us had ever been to Europe before, so we crammed as many countries into our 16-day trip as possible, and one of them was England.

This was also the trip when El Hub asked me to marry him (he sneaked the ring over on the plane hidden in his contact lens case), and if I learned anything on that trip, it was this: if a man willingly allows you to drag him into every pharmacy and drugstore you pass on your vacation just so you can look at beauty products…you better put a ring on that! LOL!

When we arrived in London toward the end of our trip, I discovered Boots No7, and they were EVERYWHERE, but I’d never seen or heard of them before in the U.S., so they were très exotic and interesting to me. Intrigued, I brought home — I kid you not — five full-size bottles of Boots No7 lotion, and I was crushed when I finally finished the last one back at home months later. *tear* :(

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Fast forward to now, and Boots No7 is also here in the U.S. (and has been for a while). Target carries an extensive selection from the brand, which has a huge range of affordable hypoallergenic products, including makeup, skincare and body care products.

I don’t know if you’re familiar with the brand, but if you’ve been wanting to give them a try, maybe I can help. I’ve partnered with Boots Beauty USA on this here giveaway for their No7 Skincare #MyBestSkin Campaign, and I’m also putting the finishing touches on a Boots No7 purple holiday-ready smoky eye tutorial (here’s a link to the tutorial!).

In the meantime…

Win Boots No7 Skin Care

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I’ve noticed a lot of interesting ingredients in their products, especially in their skincare, and the brand is well known for their anti-aging serums, all of which have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal here in the U.S.

They have four main anti-aging categories, each one with a different serum, and I’m giving away one of each.
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OK, best Thanksgiving dish this year — what was it? I’m gonna have to go with the turkey, even though I’m usually all about the sides, which were also delish, but this year the turkey was fab. (Props to the Nugget market in Novato! You guys are rad!).

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I really needed not having to hit the road and being able to just spend time (eating) and relaxing here at home.

My brother made it up from the city and spent the night, which was nice. My parents and El Hub’s were out of town, so it was just us kids, and we don’t get to see each other that often. You know how it is… Everyone’s so busy doing their own thing.

We didn’t do much, really, other than eat. A TON. :) We did make it to a late afternoon movie after all of us awoke from our food comas. We went to see Creed, the new Rocky boxing one with Michael B. Jordan?

We joked about going to see a boxing movie on Thanksgiving, but it was great. I’m really starting to appreciate the athleticism and skill involved in boxing.

The movie wasn’t cheesy at all like the zillion Rocky sequels that came out in the ’80s and ’90s (remember the one with Mr. T?), but it still ties into the legacy. Apollo Creed was Rocky’s adversary/friend in the original movies, and Michael B. Jordan plays his son. The Rocky character is his boxing trainer…and there’s a lot more stuff that goes on. Highly recommended, especially if you liked Rocky.

I didn’t really do any fun Black Friday shopping. The only thing I got was a daybed for when family visits after Baby Girl is born. I found one on sale at Sears. So, yup… Gotta be all practical and sh*t now. LOL!

OK, time to enter the giveaway…

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  • 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).

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  • Enter by leaving a comment 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:
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    • Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales?
    • How do you feel about onions?
    • How was Thanksgiving?
    • Who wears the pants in your family?
    • Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work?
    • How has your skin been lately?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Good morning, glory! Rise and shine. :) I hope you slept well. I must admit…I tossed and turned a lot last night, and I’m not sure why. It was probably one part Baby Girl doing her Baby Girl things, and one part Jessica Jones, which I marathon’d on Netflix last night.

It’s that new Marvel comics series starring Krysten Ritter and Carrie-Ann Moss who, coincidence of all coincidences, I bumped into buying cheese in Vancouver, British Columbia, a few years ago.

Yup, El Hub and I were there just visiting for one of my birthdays, and there she was, Carrie-Ann, Trinity herself from the Matrix movies, ordering cheese at a big deli and toting around two babies in strollers.

I didn’t want to interrupt her, so I didn’t say anything, but now I wish I had said “hi!” (Just like that — like a crazy person.)

I like the show so far, but it’s kind of intense… I mean, you know me with sci-fi and comic book stuff, so I like it, but watching it before bed was probably NOT one of my all-time best overall lifetime ideas, haha.

How are things out your way? What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything fun?

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  • 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).

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  • Enter by leaving a comment 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:
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    • Have you ever gone on a retreat with your coworkers? How was it?
    • A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken?
    • Snowboard or surfboard?
    • What time did you get up this morning?
    • Who’s the most optimistic person you know?
    • Do you have any current skincare dilemmas?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Pray for Paris Good morning, my sweet friend, wherever you are. Today my heart is with the thoughtful, kind, wonderful people of France. I’m overwhelmed by the events in Paris last night. I know that many of you who visit the blog and have for many years are from Paris and other parts of France, and I wish I could reach out and pull you into a huge hug right now.

You are loved very much, and people all around the world, including this small corner of Novato, California, have you in their thoughts and prayers.

I almost cancelled the giveaway this morning because it just didn’t feel right, but I don’t think anything really does right now. I hope something about it puts a smile on someone’s face.

Tabs and I are still waking up, so I’m going to keep this short. Thank you as always for stopping by on your journey, my friend. I hope you have a good weekend, whatever you’re up to, and I’ll talk to you soon.

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  • 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).

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  • Enter by leaving a comment 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:
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    • Your favorite eyeshadow formula and finish?
    • Have you ever worn a disguise?
    • What’s your favorite spice?
    • Who is the most noble person you know?
    • What would be a good name for a nail polish color?
    • Combine the titles of two of your favorite movies in a fun way (e.g., “The Godfather at Tiffany’s”)
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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Just in time for the VIB sale

Just in time for the VIB sale

Aw, don’t make me get out of bed!

So sleepy…

The only thing that could get me out of bed right now is the thought of going to Sephora.

No, really, I’m going to another one of those classes this morning. This one’s Eyebrow & Eye Contour (I think).

I wish I could participate remotely from my bed…in my pajamas, with my cat next to me. But I guess that wouldn’t be the same. :)

My brother is visiting this weekend, so I have to go downstairs soon and tiptoe around him so I don’t wake him up while I make my decaf coffee…which really doesn’t work to wake you up, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Whatever you do today, I hope it involves a nap, or perhaps multiple naps. Naps are for Saturdays, and Saturdays are for naps.

Thank you for visiting, my friend. Have a wonderful day.

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  • 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).

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  • Enter by leaving a comment 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:
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    • __________ has absolutely beautiful sunsets.
    • A brand name that’s very hard for you to pronounce?
    • Do you own a leather jacket?
    • What’s the longest you’ve ever traveled away from home?
    • What was your last Sephora purchase?
    • Where do you store most of your makeup at home?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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