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Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card!

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tabs-diva-cat-diamonds“Yes, buddy. I’ll make your food.”



“OK, buddy. Hang in there. Mommy just needs to finish feeding Connor.”


“Buddy. Please, you have to be patient. Connor needs food too.”

Suddenly Tabs takes off like a rocket down the hall and straight down the stairs at top speed, his tabby claws digging noisily into the carpet. No longer able to see him, I can still hear him tearing sh*t up as he runs circuits around the living room, leaping off of the furniture in a hunger-fueled rage.

“Tabs, what are you doing!?” I shout. “Why are you being so crazy right now?”

*Sigh!* This is how my mornings are right now, LOL! Tabs is very patient around Connor as long as it doesn’t interfere with his schedule for lurvies or gravy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rise and shine, morning glory. Happy Caturday. How was your night?

My nights sort of blur into my days right now. That’s the phase we’re in over here. Connor Claire is now just about two weeks old, and she’s doing her baby thing. Every once in a while she’ll sleep a block of four hours at a time, but it’s usually between two and three hours at a time, so either El Hub or I will get up to feed her, burp her, probably also change her, and then try to get her to go back to sleep, which is sometimes easier said than done.

It’s an adventure, LOL!


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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:

    • What’s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts?
    • Do you have a lucky charm?
    • What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?
    • Are you afraid of heights?
    • What’s the last thing you cooked?
    • Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Loving my new kylie lip kit, lasts forever!

  2. Lyse Davitt says:

    If something is limited edition I am WAY more likely to buy it. LE is definitely by Achilles heel.

  3. Lindsey says:

    The last thing I cooked was lentil soup! It was pretty yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. @Pinklacedpoppy says:

    Unfortunately the black liner ringed around eyes and the frosty white eyeshadow was the makeup when I was in school haha…even worse I saw at my reunion some are still wearing it…I feel so sad they’re missing a whole world LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Remi says:

    I’m glad your household is settling into a rhythm.. even if that rhythm is sometimes “Kitten Rage Death Metal: The Running Cat”. I hope you and bbygrrl get into a sleep schedule soon.

  6. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’m not necessarily afraid of heights, but I don’t really enjoy them either.

  7. Judy h says:

    I’m pretty sure the last thing I cooked was lasagna. However, that was a few days ago and the last thing I ate because I was tired of lasagna was chipotle haha

  8. Ally says:

    Right now, I’m obsessed with Too Faced cosmetics and finding a product that will remove my blackheads (got any suggestions???)

  9. Jessie C. says:

    I just made pancakes for breakfast.

  10. ann b says:

    I prefer permanent products. I hate falling in love with something I can’t repurchase.

  11. Paulina says:

    My lucky charm is a butterfly tattoo on my wrist. I usually wear a delicate silver bracelet with a matching butterfly and I like the way they look together. I love butterfly designs and these two things are my favorite lucky charms.

  12. Jennifer Pham says:

    I don’t know what I prefer using between limited edition or permanent products, but usually when I’m makeup shopping I prioritize limited edition!

  13. Brittany says:

    I am also addicted to buying LE items, which I both love and hate. What if I love them and then can never repurchase them?!

  14. I am not afraid of heights, but most of the women in my family are. My mother cant even watch it on TV without getting all sweaty palms.

    Two to three hours is our rhythm around here as well, day or night, but hang in there, even if it doesn’t feel that way, it will get longer and longer!
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  15. Tina says:

    I want to try out the Memebox Tint My Brows but on the fence!!!!!

  16. Suzanne says:

    Brown lipstick was popular when I graduated high school, which looked pretty hideous on all those Scandinavian complexions. All I wore was black eyeliner because I took myself too seriously.

  17. Sienna says:

    dark lip liner and light lipstick was popular when i was in high school, yikes!

  18. Andrea Vecchione says:

    I dislike limited edition drugstore stuff, because of the waiting game for a sale. I TRY to limit my LE purchases at full price, but at least it usually only nail polishes that aren’t too expensive to begin with… or so I tell myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Stella says:

    Eeks! Hopefully your baby will start sleeping longer so you can get some rest!

  20. Gisselle says:

    I do enjoy le collections. Just the the whole experience waiting it out making sure I get the items I want.

  21. Teresa Luong says:

    I just made a quesadilla for breakfast. Happy to hear about your family I wish you well!

  22. Kalene says:

    currently feeling under the weather but that won’t stop me from playing with makeup. congrats on the new addition & hope everyone is well!

  23. Rosemary says:

    Yes, I’m afraid of heights!

    Have a good week, Karen.

  24. Laura says:

    I prefer permanent products. If something is limited edition, I’m afraid of loving it, and then not being able to find a dupe for it. Thus, I hardly ever get limited edition products.

  25. Nicole Anderson says:

    My lucky charm is a jade bracelet my friend brought me back from over seas 11 years ago….I have never taken it off and it has grown with me starting off a clear beautiful green it now has brown veins in it I love it (:

  26. Hilary says:

    I am terrified of heights!

  27. Vanessa says:

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?
    color depositing tanning lotion
    Nude lipgloss and smokey eyes.

  28. Aj says:

    I prefer permanent products because if I truly love something enough to use it all up, I can easily repurchase it without having to resort to eBay.

  29. Tisha says:

    My favorite products based on wear-longevity right now are the Mac retro matte lipsticks – the regular ones in the bullet (not the liquid lipsticks). Love that I can put them on and not worry about reapplying every couple of hours. I know they can be drying but I don’t mind that, to be honest.

    And I definitely almost ALWAYS buy permanent products just because I can do a lot more research on them before actually taking the plunge and getting them. HATE being pressured into buying something within a limited period. Unless they’re Sephora Favorites sets – I tend to get a lot of those since they’re great value for money.

  30. Sarah Duehr says:

    I think I prefer permanent products over limited edition. While limited edition products can be surprisingly good, they are hard to repurchase. If I find a holy grail product I’ll re-buy it several times.

  31. Jane Spring says:

    Super Hali Swagalistic Sexy Hella Dopeness! – Translation: you’re blog is pretty rad!

  32. Jessica Harrison says:

    I am totally scared of heights…

  33. Jamie says:

    I’m terrified of heights!

  34. Kecia says:

    The last thing I cooked was turkey tacos…well, I cooked the meat & assembled the tacos. LOL!

    I prefer permanent products because if I really love something, I know that I can easily replace it when I run out of it.

  35. My lucky charm is my black cat, Minxie. Clearly!

  36. jeanie says:

    So happy to read your words Karen! Here’s hoping that Connor Claire starts sleeping for longer periods of time asap ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. claudia davis says:

    This morning, I did a little shopping for a cruise I have coming up in 2 weeks. I was shocked at the cute shoes nd tops that my local Marshalls had!!!

  38. Lindsay says:

    i graduated in 2004 & it was all about the shimmery, basically colorless lip gloss back then. that was before i got reeeeally into makeup though.

  39. Nicole says:

    I am afraid of heights.

  40. Tiffanie says:

    I hope your blocks of sleep get larger and larger!

  41. Michelle says:

    I am afraid of heights even though I’ve lived in 4 high-rises in my life lol

  42. Keva says:

    Last thing I cooked was cheese grits and smoked sausage, yum! This was the first meal I’ve enjoyed since Wednesday when I randomly got sick for three days!

  43. Jocelyn says:

    I am terrified of heights!

  44. susan smoaks says:

    i like limited edition products, makes me feel special

  45. Janetta says:

    Since I’ve been buying so many things I never get to use. I am focusing on beautiful limited edition pieces!

  46. Carla says:

    Lots of black eyeliner was the trend when I graduated high school!

  47. Lorraine says:

    I love LEs because they seem to take more chances with color and sparkle on them. I hate LEs because sometimes there is a lot of chasing involved just to get the product. Case in point, the YSL Boho Stone nail polishes disappeared before you could blink. Last year same story with Tom Ford’s Indigo Night and Black Jade polishes!

  48. Kara says:

    I prefer permanent products as I don’t have to stress about replacing the product once I use it up!

  49. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen , El Hub, Connor and Mr. Tabs,

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?

    It was this fuchsia lipstick I believe by Wet N’ Wild and everyone had one. It didn’t matter what your skintone was you couldn’t find a girl for miles that didn’t have this shade. This was well over 20 years ago so I don’t even recall the name of the lipstick.

  50. BlackAsphodel says:

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? Definitely permanent; I don’t like it when you have to scramble to buy something because you’ll never get another chance to purchase it.

  51. Michelle says:

    I don’t remember what was popular in high school, but even then (20 years ago -wow!) I loved and wore red lipstick! I think it was an Avon red-tinted balm/gloss that was red without being RED.

  52. Dawn says:

    I kinda hate limited edition products. I usually convince myself that I love something, buy a backup and then never finish the first one, let alone the backup!

  53. Allison says:

    Limited edition products kind of frustrate me. If I love the product, well, too bad, I can’t get any more of it! I’ll confess to avoiding some purchases because of that. It’s not great, lol.

  54. Amy says:

    Permanent products are way better. I’m always reluctant to actually use my limited edition items!

  55. Christine says:

    Permanent. I get so upset with MAC over this (a first world problem, really). Tabs will have to wait his place in the pecking order.

  56. Lisa Brown says:

    I prefer permanent products

  57. Melissa says:

    i baked chocolate chip cookies.

  58. Erik is 3 months old now and we’ve had a major regression with bedtime going from late (12:30am) to criminally late (2:30-4am). Been waking him up in the morning, getting lots of sunlight in the eyeballs and we’re sort of creeping back towards midnight slowly. Generally he sleeps good chunks once he’s finally down for the night but last night he was up 4 times between 11:30pm and 7am. Didn’t want to eat, just needed help getting back to sleep. I know around 3 months is considered a wonder week, but who knows. Babies! ๐Ÿ˜ And it’s good I posted this, I thought I had a new YouTube video scheduled for today but apparently not!
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  59. Amy Z. says:

    I’m not a fan of most limited edition products, since I like to have the ability to repurchase something if I really like it!

  60. Nivedita says:

    I am so over with matte lipstick trend. I hate the dry feeling they give me. Same reason why I don’t like MAC Retro Mattes.

    On a better note, L’Oreal’s Moist Mattes are wonderful and I am obsessed!
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  61. Sarah says:

    I’m actually a little nervous about using up all of my MAC Archie Collection “Daddy’s Girl” lipstick… it’s just the perfect colour and applies so well… eeps, I guess I should start looking up dupes so I can calm myself? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Heather L says:

      I know the feeling! I end up not using my LE products because I’m afraid of them running out and being irreplaceable, so they collect dust in my vanity!

  62. Jean says:

    Will you be buying Sweet Peach and/or PB&J from Too Faced? I don’t need a review because I was sold the moment I heard of them!

  63. Maria J. says:

    I am afraid of heights when it’s something slow like going up on a elevator of a tall building or on an airplane, but oddly enough I love getting on rollercoasters.

  64. Anna says:

    Love LE products, but it always makes me less likely to use the product.

  65. RM says:

    when my kitty is hungry, he gently paws at my face or shoulders.

  66. Maria says:

    I’m terrified of heights. Just being on the second floor scares me!

  67. TrippyPixie says:

    I hate heights. Whenever I’m downtown, I even hate leaning my head back to see how tall the skyscrapers are. Eek!

  68. Jonirae says:

    I love a good LE product, but tbh, they give me anxiety!! if it’s something new, I almost stress myself out trying to figure out do I like it? do I need it? will I actually use it? can I even afford it?? will I remember to buy it before it’s gone? what if everyone likes it and it sells out before I can get it? what if I really really like it and then I use it all up and I can’t buy another one??? the horror of an HG product that I can never repurchase is just too awful! lol
    BUT, if it’s, like, a LE version of a permanent product, like special packaging, or a special deluxe or travel size, or even a special shade (like a lippie or something) of a product I know I already like, then I’m ALL for it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  69. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Although I hate how dry it makes my lips, I love ColourPop lip color because it lasts all day!

  70. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    My poor declawed kitten got outside today while we went grocery shopping. She was terrified. We are all a little traumatized!

  71. Tonya says:

    I love this:) Maybelline dial a lash 1994๏ฟฝ๐Ÿ˜‚๏ฟฝ Wow I feel so old.. My mother and I had several of them and it was all the rave lol however I do not think the dial actually did much now that I think of it๏ฟฝ๐Ÿ˜‚๏ฟฝ This was fun and always look forward to these even if I do not win.. Thank you for refreshing a great old memory๏ฟฝ๐Ÿ’–๏ฟฝ๐Ÿผ
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  72. Laura says:

    I remember the classic pale blue hard candy polish being all the rage when i was in high school….Combined with the plastic ring on top, they were crazy popular. And Sunflowers fragrance! When I graduated high school, it was all about Clinique. The almost lipsticks were my jam ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. nat ogu says:

    the last thing i cooked was honey dijon salmon , i prefer le items usually because theyre elevated quality of some of my fave items i just dislike it when its only available for a few months instead of say 6 months or a year. when i was in highschool daring brows , brown lip liner and frost eyeshadow and lipgloss was popular

  74. Paulina Rios says:

    What’s the last thing you cooked? Yesterday I made pancakes my mom! Everyone liked! Kisses! Have a Great weekend!

  75. Christina says:

    I prefer permanent products!

  76. Aimen Abbasi says:

    GEL EYELINER! Specifically MAC’s fluidline lasts FOREVER! almost 2 years
    all the liquid pens my sisters been using have to get replaced every other month

  77. Lizzie says:

    The last thing I cooked was chicken noodle soup last night. It’s still cold weather here where I live

  78. Ellen says:

    I’m so afraid of heights!

  79. Domi says:

    Whenever I google a product I end up reading one of your blog posts. The same today (Too faced Hangover primer). But today I decided to start reading your blog properly since I always end up here. Ta da, your latest post is a giveaway. What else to do then to enter? But some feesback first, I really appreciate your swatches and the work you put into your blog posts! You have a good sense of humour and a sometimes quirky style of writing that is cheerful and expresive. I see why your blog is popular.

    Anyhow, Nuxe lip balm (the one in the pot) is my all time favourite for dry lips. It is the only product that has healed my lips so I use less and less of the product. I have dry lips all year round and there is only a few products I find helpful. Namely Nuxe as above, Kari Gra (spelling?), Burt’s bee and Elizabeth Arden’s traditional 8 hr cream.

  80. Aurelie Red says:

    I don’t have a lucky charm because I’m not superstitious ^^

  81. Mary W says:

    I am afraid of heights but really it’s more the dizziness that scares me. Babies are amazing. Each one is different. My kids did not sleep for years and never took naps. My friend has kids who nap regularly and sleep through the night.Then they will go through cycles of waking due to teething, or colds or who knows? No sleep for parents!

  82. BJW says:

    What was the last thing I cooked? Does cereal count?

  83. Kausalya says:

    I love buying limited edition products. Since they are LE, I buy two or three of the same product just so I never run out of it. That’s something I love and hate. I’m so scared to check my bank account these days!

  84. Missy says:

    I love limited edition makeup, I love the feeling of the anticipation and the wait for it to come out so much!! It’s like my addiction!! Lol I will actually go from makeup site to the next looking for them!! Then I like to keep them n sit them around like they are decorations in my bedroom. But I also have to have the respect for those beautiful gems that are always there for us daily that we can count on. ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ Hang in there Tabs!! Your the first baby buddy!! ๐Ÿ˜ป You now will just have more to love with The Lil Princess!!

  85. Amy Z. says:

    The last thing I baked was brownies.

  86. Karleena says:

    When I graduated high school everyone was rocking the no-makeup makeup look!

  87. Sanam says:

    I prefer permanent products because I can always buy more when I finish them!

  88. Catherine says:

    Karen, I love reading your new mom adventure. Hang in there!

  89. Isabella says:

    I’m ok with heights as long as there’s something to hold on to.

  90. MQ Rivera says:

    I cook laing yesterday. Friday no meat! Enjoy!

  91. NFJ says:

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?

    Have to admit there is a sudden rush and thrill when I see the words “Limited Edition” for some new makeup item but knowing I’ll always be able to get an old faithful product is a wonderfully secure feeling. Recently found a new foundation I’m afraid won’t last and I bought four. At times the idea of not being able to get something makes me treasure it more, other times it causes panic in my soul. Honestly though, products just keep getting better and better so lately when one thing goes a better one comes after it.

  92. Lydia B. says:

    I graduated from high school in 2006, but I’m not even sure if this was a product that came out around then. It might have been shortly after. I don’t even know if it was a super popular product. I mean, it did get discontinued… (What has happened to my memory?!) All I know is that I loved it. ): It was the Maybelline XXL line of mascaras. They had a bunch of different ones for various effects. It had the best primer (for my lashes). It didn’t make my eyelashes droop or make it necessary to re-curl them after applying it. And most of all, my lashes looked incredible!

  93. Miriam M says:

    Green yogurt dip! Does that count as cooking? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  94. BooBooNinja says:

    It doesn’t matter to me if a makeup item is limited edition or permanent. By the time I finish it, I’m ready for something new. However, there is something to be said about beautiful LE packaging.

  95. Lynn T. says:

    I made a sandwich the other day…I’m not much of a cook.

  96. Alicee says:

    I’m extremely afraid of heights.

  97. Mandy says:

    What is you most favorite limited edition item ever?

  98. Sandy says:

    Afraid of heights?? Yes! You bet!! Once I had to drive over the Mackinaw bridge (between upper and lower Michigan). It was bad enough to be a passenger going over but driving was AWFUL!! I think I went about 25 mph and was sobbing by the time I was over it.

  99. natasha lamoreux says:

    The last thing that I cooked was a Zuppa Toscano soup, a copycat of the Olive garden soup. Delicious!
    nlamore79 at gmail dot com

  100. Alina says:

    I LOVE my stila stay all day liquid lipstick because it really does stay all stay! The formula is great too.. creamy application and not super drying to the lips!

  101. Loris Ayoub says:

    I rwally feel for you! I hope your cat stop the crazy soon.
    Tomorrow is my birthday… I should be happy but I am kind of sad.. I don’t think I will even get a cake ๐Ÿ˜ข

  102. Helen A. says:

    I just wanted to share how much I’m loving this new Sephora “All Things Pink” special kit. It’s slammed full of a bunch of amazing pink products, all for $40. Thanks for the opportunity to win and best of lck with Ms. Conner.

  103. em says:

    i’m afraid of heights but i still challenge myself. i’ve gone zipling and walked the glass floor of the cn tower. next time i want to skydive and go parasailing

  104. Congratulations on your baby!! I hope you get some more sleep soon. ๐Ÿ˜Š My lucky charms are encouraging notes from my husband and my parents. I take one with me when I need an extra confidence boost!

  105. Lauren says:

    Last thing I made was my daughters birthday cake this afternoon.

  106. Maria C. says:

    Starting to look into sunscreens now that I switched to a moisturizer without any SPF. So far, the Shiseido one looks promising.

  107. Kris says:

    Well my favorite long lasting product has to be Este Lauder double wear foundation. My makeup has to last 12-14 hrs during a typical workweek and EL DW is perfect. The last thing I cooked was a big pot of turkey rice soup today. Yum yummm!

  108. Sarah W says:

    The last thing I cooked was this spicy chicken and rice bowl dealie I make to keep in the fridge for during the week; it was pretty dang good!

  109. Aviva says:

    I prefer permanent items over limited edition when theres a price difference because of packaging!

  110. Jenna says:

    I prefer permanent products! Limited editions are fun, but if I fall in love with something I want to be able to buy it again.

  111. Kelvene Spencer says:

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?

    Permanent products hands down. Ive never fell into the hype of limited edition; even if the product is awesome. I just never liked the whole rush thing ๐Ÿ˜›

  112. Katrina says:

    I’ve got stew simmering on the stove and I made breakfast this morning. I also plan on baking german chocolate cupcakes yet today too.

  113. Katie says:

    HAPPY CATURDAY! It’s beautiful in the Bay Area. I hope you and Connor (and Tabs?!) get the chance to soak in some sun this weekend, Karen.

    I myself need some overdue TLC: play around with some makeup for once, do facial and hair masks, get my brows and claws did, and uh, SHAVE bc I want to break out the shorts lol

    As for this e-gift card? I received a Sephora makeover a while ago, and I can’t stop thinking about Kat Von D’s surprisingly elegant/modern Lolita (a chestnut rose) lippie that the mua used on me…I hope to receive the card so that I may purchase it ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Cindy says:

    Last thing I cooked? French toast! ๐Ÿ™‚ When I graduated HS in ’89 Clinique was popular and drug-store makeup . . .

  116. Hi Karen!
    There’s a product an I’m lately in love with and it’s Avon’s new Perfectly Matte lipstick in Ruby Kiss… yes, it lasted more than 9 hrs during my graduation (well, I didn’t eat, just drink because I was nervous). What a great result!
    Oh… I admit it… I’m scared of height at the 9th floor of a apt building and was so shocked by the view and this is just a “small height”. I think I couldn’t ever visit a skycraper XD jajaj

    Enjoy the weekend!
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  117. richelle bowers says:

    the last thing I cooked was top ramen lol

  118. Lulu says:

    I cooked spagetti and ragu sauce)

  119. Marija Jevtic says:

    I donโ€™t have a lucky charm…

  120. Irene says:

    I don’t like limited edition products for a ton of reasons:
    A)I feel like I can’t throw it away, even after it can no longer be used. It promotes hoarder behavior and ain’t nobody got time for that. This is true of discontinued products too.
    B) I find that the formula for the seasonal or limited products is often not the same as that for the permanent collection, even if they are marketed as new colors but not new formulas. For instance, bare essencuals marvelous moxie lipstick permanent collection is one of my favorite formulas, but when they do seasonal colors or colors for special sets, the formula is never the same! Even though they are still called marvelous moxie lipstick and often have the same tube. I think makeup companies know that we will buy limited edition sets even if they are sub par, especially if they are partnerships with celebrities, and I don’t like being taken advantage of.
    C) like others have mentioned, it would suck to really love something that you couldn’t buy again!

    I could go on, but long story short I would rather buy permanent collections but get suckered into LE stuff all the time.

  121. Tracy Robertson says:

    I am wondering what a lurvie is? My favorite product for longevity is my Calvin Klein Euphoria fragrance spray. I’ve never had a scent that lasts so long!

  122. carol clark says:

    i grew up in the country in a rual area and my maw maw had horseshoes hanging around one above the door in the front and now i hold that to my heart as a lucky charm so i have them all in my house

  123. Terri says:

    Hi Karen – I’m glad to hear that things are going well, and I hope that Connor Clair starts sleeping for longer periods of time and that Tabs’s patience starts extending to his feedings :). I cooked roasted cauliflower with parmesan last night for dinner.

  124. Mardi says:

    I cooked dinner last night – salmon and risoni salad.

  125. Stella Martis says:

    I have three cats ^^

  126. Olivia M says:

    Permanent products all the way!!

  127. sophie stevens says:

    I’m more likely to buy something if it’s limited addition… I should’ve boughten Riri Woo by MAC when it was available [insert crying emoji]

  128. Hannah.S says:

    You have good blog posts

  129. Ambritt G says:

    I so prefer permanent products! I’m constantly complaining to my friends about collections I love that aren’t permanent.

  130. Jennifer says:

    I never thought I was afraid of heights until I went on a ride and realized the fear is definitely there!

  131. Allison Daigle says:

    I have a weakness for limited edition products buti’m scared to love them/use them too much…it’s a complicated relationship!!

  132. Lisa Foster says:

    A makeup item that was popular when I graduated from high school (so long ago my diploma is on a stone tablet) was Great Lash mascara in the bright pink tube. Strangely, people are still using that one today.

  133. Ren says:

    In theory I prefer permanent products because limited edition stuff breaks my heart sometimes. My favorite palette of all time is the Tarte Aqualillies disk, which was limited edition, but I try not too use it too much because I’m so close to using up some of my favorite colors. It’s a makeup lover’s paradox: I love it so, so much, but I fear to use it because I know I can’t repurchase it.

  134. Rachel Runyan says:

    Happy Saturday! Tabs will adjust. lol

    I much prefer permanent products. I do buy LE products that I like, but I think they way they’re done nowdays is so stupid and is all false hype and false demand. It would be reasonable to have LE products for a certain timeframe, and let people know what it will be, then stop. I get seriously irked waiting up half the night, no new product, nap for 4 hours, and then the product is already sold out because I’m on Pacific time. (Yes, TOO FACED, and the Sweet Peach palette, I mean you this time!) I’m also seriously over MAC’s constant stream of subpar, LE collections. Most of the quality on them is crap. It also sucks to fall in love with an LE color, and you can never get it again most of the time.

  135. Quimerula says:

    Nope. Not afraid of heights!

  136. KJuliette says:

    I am terrified of heights! When I was abroad, I actually passed out atop a rock while exploring the Acropolis! Talk about embarrassing…I woke up shaking and then crying down by the bus because our tour guide had to carry me all the way back. Thank God I can look back and laugh now…it’s a good thing I liked waterproof mascara!

  137. Lisa E says:

    I like permanent products more because the limited edition one are almost impossible to get a hold of. I have managed to get my hands on some limited edition things. I really like it when they take limited edition things and make the permanent. Yes, I’m terrified of heights. ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’

  138. Erin Ortiz says:

    I am terrified of heights…anything above two stories high and I’m done. I’m okay in airplanes and helicopters because they are enclosed but I freak out on the upward ride on roller coasters.

  139. Maren says:

    I don’t know what makeup was popular when I graduated high school– I was kind of out of it (OK, completely out of it). But I liked dark lips (using eyeliner, ‘cuz it was hard to find actual dark lipstick) & winged eyeliner.
    Maren recently posted … Un-Depress Yourself 18: Avoid sad thingies, more

  140. Thao says:

    I just want to say that your blog is getting better and better with all the new writers. It brings out new points of view from different people with different skin types.
    P.S/ I would love to have some limited products with nice packaging, but not to the point that I need to stand outside of the store waiting in line to get it ๐Ÿ˜€

  141. Omotola says:

    I am definitely afraid of heights

  142. Lisa says:

    I don’t mind heights at all. I prefer permanent products in case I fall in love with it. Don’t worry it WILL get better for sleeping for all of you.

  143. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Poor Tabs, his world has been turned upside down and will never be the same. He will adjust. And he will love Connor Claire when she gets about 12-15 maybe sooner, time will tell. Kids love animals, or most do, but they are kids and they don’t realize that their version of petting the kitty by hitting it on top of the head with a toy is hurting the kitty. Therefore, my cat never cared for kids. He wasn’t mean to them but he chose to remove himself from where kids were.
    Oh yes I am afraid of heights and didn’t realize this until several years ago. And without a doubt I prefer permanent, not limited edition. Hope you have a great week end.

  144. Amy says:

    I love the new MAC collection!

  145. Sylvia says:

    I like well thought out limited editions, bit brands that constantly crank out collections rather than focusing on quality annoy me.

  146. Susan Christy says:

    Bonne Bell, Covergirl and Maybelline in the 70’s when I was in high school.

  147. Chanelle M says:

    Congratulations on your sweet baby! I think a lot about how my own Diva of a cat will react to me having kids.

  148. Sarah says:

    I’ve been cooking a lot of clam chowder lately. It’s been so good during the rain we’ve been having.

  149. Oli says:

    I prefer limited edition products.

  150. latanya says:

    I cooked some hamburgers today.

  151. Sakura says:

    Wow, I actually did’t care about makeup back then. But, I can tell you that my favorite makeup right now(because it lasts) is Lancome Shine Lover lipstick. It also feels moisturizing and doesn’t accentuate flaky skin.

  152. Krystle says:

    I prefer permanent products. I like knowing I can replace the item down the road if I use it up.

  153. Jamie says:

    Made elk stew a couple days ago and it was delicious!

  154. cel says:

    Sounds like you’re getting into the swing of things with Connor!

    I definitely prefer permanent items. I know for a fact some companies cut on production when it’s LE because they KNOW people will still buy it, and even if it IS amazing, I can never repurchase it.

    Don’t get me wrong, packaging and colors are tempting sometimes, but being outside of the USA makes it easier to resist haha.
    cel recently posted … Regrets #1 // Bite, Essence, Hourglass, L.A. Girl, The Body Shop

  155. Anna says:

    Aww… I hope Tabs stops shredding stuff. Juggling your needs, newborn Connor’s needs, and supermodel Tabs’ needs must be such an adustment, but you will get the hang of it. I’d come over to help out if I could!

    The last thing I cooked? Chicken salad with red grapes, toasted walnuts, and a light dressing with minced rosemary and scallion. It keeps for a few days and is great for springtime.

  156. Jennifer says:

    The last thing I cooked was dinner Thurs. night – Buffalo Baked Chicken. You soak chicken breasts in Buffalo sauce for a bit, then dip them in a flour mixture, then dip them in fresh Buffalo sauce, then coat with Panko, and bake.

  157. Allison Friel says:

    The last thing I made was guacamole tonight for my parents’ friends as an appetizer. I love guacamole, it is so easy to make and delicious.

  158. Nikki Cruz says:

    The last thing a cooked wash me made potato bacon chicken corn chowder! And it was yummy!

  159. Emily says:

    I love my MAC Fix Plus because the bottle itself lasts a decent amount of time, but it also makes my makeup look flawless and it helps my makeup stay fresh all day long!

  160. Brian says:

    I hope you are well, Karen! I just made some chicken fried rice for dinner ^_^

  161. Sandy says:

    Can’t wait for the new YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil in Sticks to show up at the Bay in Canada, I need to see them! My favorite lipstick is the #10 Chocolate in Style Rouge Volupte Shine and I’ve been saving it because it’s almost finished. Love these.

  162. mkdallas says:

    I have to go clean the bathroomโ€ฆsucks to be me! Hugs to your and your fam!

  163. Ash says:

    I definitely prefer permanent products. I hate to fall in love with something that will not be available when I try to repurchase it.

  164. Jen says:

    I am terrified of heights! I cannot even watch “height” shots on TV. I have nightmares about heights. My husband insisted I go up to the top of the Empire State Building with him–big mistake. Fortunately, I did not need EMTs nor did I scream or pass out–I just hugged the wall and got down and out as fast as I could. I did not go outside. Funny thing, I don’t like to fly (who does these days–miss the old days when it was fun)but looking out the window on a plane does not bother me.

  165. Emily says:

    I love limited edition products, usually for the packaging! I’m a sucker for unique or artsy packaging!l

  166. Suzanne C says:

    Poor Tabs!

    I am afraid of heights, I prefer permanent collection makeup, and the last thing I cooked was shrimp & fettucini with a white wine/butter/lemon/Old Bay sauce.

  167. Kristen T-D. says:

    I made veggie tian and spaghetti pie and have been eating it for the past three days haha.

  168. Chelsea says:

    Everyone wore way too much eyeliner when I graduated high school!

  169. Maria Malaveci says:

    Last thing I baked was Double Chocolate Cake (it’s actually in the oven right now) โ™ฅ Thanks so much for the giveaway! mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

  170. Nicole says:

    Not afraid of heights at all. Falling from them, on the other hand…

  171. Bertha says:

    The last thing I cooked was chicken breasts for a caesar salad!

  172. Aury says:

    I usually prefer permanent products. I feel like they’ve taken more time to perfect them. Limited usually feels like they focused more on the advertising than the product. But there are a few limited products I’ll decide to splurge on.

  173. Monica says:

    I try to steer clear of limited edition makeup. They’re expensive (because of extra marketing expenses) and you’ll feel bad if you love it and can’t find it again after a year. I’ll probably only buy limited edition if I’m a super fan of the person who designed it or if it’s a very very unique shade/formula. I think the only one I felt compelled to buy (but ended up not getting because it went out of stock fast, another thing that annoys me!), was the Brooke Shields MAC palette because it had old school classic MAC neutrals and I didn’t have any MAC eyeshadow at all that time so it seemed like a good deal to get the palette.

  174. Lori Pease says:

    Permanent products. The hype over LE products and the craziness that happens when one tries to purchase (like website crashes) is a HUGE turnoff.

  175. BB says:

    Congrats again, Karen!


    I prefer permanent products… kisses

  177. mrsshukra says:

    No fear of heights!

  178. Ashley says:

    I made red lentil and sweet potato curry a few nights ago, which turned out really well! It was exciting.

  179. Nicole says:

    The last thing I cooked was grilled cheese. I haven’t made or ate it in a long time. Finally got to satisfy my craving for it, haha.
    Nicole recently posted … Makeup Look: High End

  180. Sophie says:

    I’m not afraid of heights. Or maybe I am, but the thrill overtakes the fear.

    For my 20th birthday, my family bought me a tandem sky diving experience. I was so excited and wanted to book right away. A few days later, I found out I was pregnant. Wonderful news, but I was most disappointed I couldn’t do my sky dive.

    The ticket has now expired.


  181. Kirsten says:

    Whatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts? Marc Jacobs highliners.

    Do you have a lucky charm? A few: plumeria charm from my sister, a key in my bathroom to prevent sewage disasters (long story) stuff like that.

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school? I don’t actually remember– Lancome and Prescriptive, I think. (Does Prescriptive still exist? I never hear it mentioned at all.)

    Are you afraid of heights? Yes.

    Whatโ€™s the last thing you cooked? Pasta with jar sauce, spinach, artichoke hearts and olives.

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? No real preference. I like falling in love with permanent things, though they’re not quite as exciting in the moment.

  182. Susan Hepburn says:

    I am always a sucker for limited edition products. I’m not really sure why, and I usually just use the new product a few times and then go back to my tried and true favorites. But, I keep the limited editions around like prized possessions.what can I say? I’m addicted to make-up.๐Ÿ˜

  183. Jen Mitchell says:

    The last thing I cooked was cinnamon toast for dinner since I’m solo tonight. It was yummy! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  184. Cecilia Wong says:

    High school was forty years ago! But I still remember blue eyeshadow! ๐Ÿ˜›

  185. Nina says:

    Oops… Hit submit too soon. Is there a way i can delete that post?

    I sometimes get excited when Limited Editions are released. But I dread the feeling of falling in love with a product that is no longer available !

  186. Corinne T says:

    I love limited edition stuff, but it’s a double edged sword since once they’re gone they’re usually gone for good!

  187. Tanya Travis says:

    I am such a sucker for limited edition products!!

  188. jessica says:

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school? Brown lipstick, or brown lipliner and that’s it… also pencil thin brows and the kind that made you angry looking. haha

    Whatโ€™s the last thing you cooked? Irish boiled dinner

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? It’s hard to resist the limited ones, but the basics are always permanent

  189. Deb says:

    Grunge was becoming the thing when I was in high school so black eyeliner and dark lipstick. Brown lipstick was a thing too…funny how things come back around. Also, I prefer permanent lines. One of my biggest makeup pet peeves is when my favorite items get discontinued so,limited edition is just a nightmare to me!

  190. Marta says:

    Last thing I made was lasagna.

  191. JackieC says:

    I really prefer permanent items. I have full mental breakdowns when I run out of a favorite product and I can’t find the exact same thing again. It’s a total situation!

  192. Bonnie Clyne says:

    Oh my goodness, you struck a nerve with the limited edition question!!!! I despise limited edition things. Why would I want to fall in love with a product that I would no longer be able to buy?? I’m still frustrated over a nail polish color that was discontinued about 10 years ago ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I miss my favorite (discontinued) concealer every single day. I realize discontinued is a bit different, but I’d think the result would be the same…disappointment. Looking forward to seeing what others think.

  193. Icequeen81 says:

    last thing I cooked, soup, Im currently drinking soup every night so I can drink something warm and nutritious, I am having phlegm so this help allot

    I prefer permanent If I like it want to keep using it

  194. Paula says:

    I made a Ham and Asparagus Quiche and a Salad for dinner today.

  195. Liz says:

    I am afraid of heights, but mostly things like climbing on ladders. I’ve done things like flown in helicopters, gone to the top of the Eiffel Tower and a ski lift in Vancouver. That kind of thing doesn’t bother me, but I will NOT climb a 6′ ladder.

  196. I hope things settle down around your house soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m most definitely afraid of heights…talk about head spinning!

  197. Sarah Sq. says:

    I’m totally afraid of heights!

  198. Colleen P. says:

    I made meatloaf and baked potatoes tonight. Very yummy!

  199. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    The idea of limited edition products used to be more appealing to me, because it seems like a one time deal, buy now or never, but then if you really like the product and can’t get it again or it sells out quickly it can be frustrating.
    I like some limited edition products that everyone is able to get because it’s highly stocked and around for a few months. As well as permenant products that you can get all the time. Kind of check out reviews and if it fits what you want. Something that you save up for or know you definitely want to get.

  200. Rachel says:

    I just bought the hourglass lip crayon in nude no 6. It was a complete impulse but I’m loving it. I also just bought the Dior backstage palette. I’ve been waffling on that for a long time and I’m glad I got it. It’s gorgeous.

  201. Karen says:

    โ€ขWhatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts?
    I’m a huge fan of the hourglass mineral veil primer. I’ve had mine forever. I think it just keeps going!
    โ€ขDo you have a lucky charm?
    โ€ขWhat makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?
    Glitter. Glitter everything.
    โ€ขAre you afraid of heights?
    Nope…just a healthy caution haha
    โ€ขWhatโ€™s the last thing you cooked?
    That was quite a while ago – I’m deployed right now so I haven’t cooked in quite a long time – since before Christmas, I believe!
    โ€ขWhich do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?
    I like the appeal of limited edition products but buy more permanent ones because otherwise I end up falling in love and then it’s gone and I can never get it again!

  202. Rebecca says:

    Permanent is so great because you can replace it! But LE is so great because they’re always so much more tempting… It’s a hard knock life!
    Rebecca recently posted … flashback friday: shattered mint

  203. Iliana says:

    So I’m sitting here trying desperately not to laugh be my hilarious 1 yr old lab is snoring … Like an 84 yr old heavy set man loll loll

  204. Claudia says:

    Karen– congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby!!! Hope you’re enjoying motherhood!

  205. Judy says:

    Can’t believe March Break is over already… missing the caribbean…

  206. Barbara B says:

    Last thing I cooked was hamburgers.

  207. Tatiana says:

    My lucky charm is a replica of an old Roman coin with a horse on it. My daughter bought it for me while on a high school trip to Italy.
    I prefer permanent products.

  208. Becky says:

    I love flying in a plane and looking out the window-the views are just unbelieveable and even when you’re above the clouds it’s just so pretty! However, I do feel a bit wobbly and don’t like heights when I don’t have a plane around me! Funny how the mind works!!!

  209. Kelsey Gardiyash says:

    I cooked vegetarian tacos for dinner tonight with black beans, guacamole and corn tortillas! So yummy!

  210. Margaret Ludwig says:

    I absolutely don’t like heights but I am trying to get over my fear.

  211. Pamela Haddad says:

    Yes deathly afraid of heights! And snakes! (Random thought there) Sounds like there’s never a dull moment around your home now,huh? Hopefully Mr Tabs will get a little more patient with the new assistant in training. And that you both get a little more sleep.

  212. Anita says:

    I much prefer permanent things!
    I don’t like the pressure-to-buy-now that comes with LE, or the fact that if you fall in love with it you can’t replace it when it runs out.

  213. Kimm says:

    Heights scare me. Didn’t used to but now they do.
    I graduated 1996. My 29 year reunion is actually on my due date. Bummer. But makeup that was popular was all the grungy stuff… Urban decay was huge. Dark lipstick. Eye liner. Dark mascara. Dark nails. And the rave scene… Bright colors. Ahhh… Good times in our overalls with doc martins and flight jackets and flannels. And nirvana.
    Hope Conner sleeps more in the upcoming weeks! My least favorite part was the middle of the night feelings when they wouldn’t go back to sleep. Or they would fall asleep on you and then wake up as soon as you put them down. The book that helped me the most was the Happiest Baby on the Block. I have to re-buy that for this little guy. I forgot everything in it!
    Oh and as much as I love the novelty of LE products, the make me mad. If I LOVE them and then they are gone… That pisses me off to no end!
    Have a great weekend!

  214. meka says:

    i’m not afraid of heights at all

  215. Tania says:

    Everyone in my family is afraid of heights…but me!

  216. SiouxF says:

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?

    Dark lips! I could do “That’s the Way Love Goes” Janet Jackson aesthetic or grunge. Rum Raisin from Revlon was my favorite. I think they still make it!

  217. Gita says:

    My lucky charms are my children!

  218. Lena says:

    I don’t believe in lucky charms and don’t have one

  219. MelodyJ says:

    I’m not afraid of heights.

  220. maysun says:

    I love limited edition! By the time I’ve gone through with the product its time for a change anyways! If its extra special I’ll buy two ๐Ÿ™‚

  221. Sally says:

    Happy vernal equinox!

  222. Charlotte says:

    Tabs <3 He might not think so, yet, but he and Connor Claire will be the best of friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Much warmth and good thoughts for you, Karen and family!

  223. Maria Jacobs says:

    Definitely permanent and not Limited Edition. And as per your bundle of joy, Congratulations! My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for years now, maybe it’s not our time yet. Try to get some nap/or power nap while Conner is sleeping after feeding time so you will not be that exhausted, remember she’s only few weeks old and there’s long ways to go.

  224. Miyoko says:

    Made gyoza and crispy shrimp for dinner.
    I remember hard candy nail polishes just coming out when I was in high school and seeing the ads with Dennis Rodman wearing them all the time. Urban Decay was still new I remember buying all the singles back then too.

  225. SomGal82 says:

    My latest beauty obsession is Golden Snail Facial Cream. So luxe and perfect for combo skin!

  226. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I microwaved leftover pizza, does that count as cooking?
    No? Well those who know me well know that I have a “culinary impairment” so they would say YES!

  227. Gina B. says:

    I use Revlon Color stay because it is SO long-lasting!!! I’ve tried many a high-end foundation and have found NONE that I like better. I do like MUFE duo matt – and use it on occasion. I use the creme version of Revlon CS… it blends like a dream…… glad to hear baby girl is thriving and all’s well.

  228. Sarah Bailey says:

    Some of my favorite products are from benefit and too faced as well as maybelline and l’oreal.

  229. y. says:

    winged liner!

  230. Tori says:

    Permanent make up all the way! Never have bought limited edition and probably never will – what do you do when it’s all gone?!?! And if you don’t use it then what’s the point?!

  231. Abby says:

    New to makeup. My experiments have been absolutely fun so far. I think I need more brushes, though–would love to win this Sephora Gift Card for that! And maybeee for some more eyeshadow and lippies. ๐Ÿ˜€

  232. Laurinha says:

    I’ve just prepared/cooked my beakfast’s eggs

  233. Fran says:

    By the time I graduated from high school, most girls were over the turquoise/robin’s-egg-blue eyeshadow and light pink frosted lipstick of the sixties and went for a natural look, not usually wearing anything more than a transparent pink lip gloss. Nice for me, because those sixties shades didn’t flatter me at all, and they were the only colors teenage girls wore! I hated lip gloss, though. Sticky-icky! I just wore Chapstick. If I wanted to do something, I painted my nails.

  234. Chris25 says:

    If I had to choose, I’d say permanent. There are few greater sorrows than using up a great LE product and knowing you won’t be able to restock (at least not in the near future).
    Chris25 recently posted … Review: Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

  235. carolyn stone says:

    need some lip gloss on my lips please?!!! wanna hit up sephora with meeeow??

  236. Julie Murphy says:

    everybody wore blue eyeshadow

  237. Justine says:

    I prefer permanent products.

  238. Denay says:

    Iโ€™m so afraid of heights and really try to avoid them!

  239. Sarah says:

    I definitely prefer permanent products. If I really love a product, I don’t want to be nervous of it running out and not being able to repurchase it!

  240. Joanna G says:

    No lucky charms๐Ÿ˜‚

  241. Fatima Kamal says:

    Wow. I love being on heights.
    Zaynab you saved me. I miss you sooo much. Wish I could just hug you right now :'(

  242. Elizabeth says:

    Apple Cinnamon Waffles! :p

  243. Jenny Wang says:

    Two words. CAT CAFE.

  244. Michelle ComesLast says:

    OH, I remember those days! Tabs is being a typical older sibling. But MOM! It does get easier! Let’s see, I prefer permanent line. I don’t want to buy something and then never be able to buy it again. It’s bad enough that they discontinue products just as I find them. Limited edition just speeds that up. So I ignore those. I made Pain de mie and mandelbrot on Friday. Also made broccoli and cauliflower kugel!

  245. Bridget says:

    Whatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts?
    That would be, urban decay primer potion.

    Do you have a lucky charm?
    An onyx worrystone I’ve had since the second grade.

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?

    Are you afraid of heights?
    Yes! I don’t even like really tall waterslides because I hate climbing the stairs.

    Whatโ€™s the last thing you cooked?
    Sunday morning omelette with sausage, jack cheese, and fresh parsley.

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?
    Definitely permanent.

  246. Lucy Nguyen says:

    My fav product I love is Too faced Chocolate Bar. I use it the most for work

  247. Michelle Li says:

    Im pretty afraid of heights.

  248. Devora says:

    I have a love hate relationship with limited edition products…. I buy them and fall in love with them, and then I end up going through massive period of depression once i finish with the product, and search through the ends of the earth to find a place to buy it again!!! (I miss you last years holiday edition shadow palates!!!!!)

  249. Deborah says:

    I prefer the permanent products. I hate when you love something and then its discontinued.

    Happy Spring!

  250. Hoi Io Leong says:

    The last thing I cooked is kimchi fried rice from yesterday ^^

  251. Rhoda K says:

    I love to get my hands on limited edition but permanent are probably my preference.

  252. Kiyanna says:

    Whatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts? Mac lip pencil

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? So hard to choose but limited edition B/c it is usually unique & fun if u actually get ur hands on it.

  253. Tamara Mullen says:

    Thanks for the chance to win 50

  254. James Robb says:

    Love your giveaways. Thanks so much!

  255. Trillina Palemi says:

    I just made pancakes for breakfast..humm

  256. Coline T. says:

    Yes, Iโ€™m afraid of heights, absolutely terrified to be stuck at the top of a tall tower :-O

  257. Tracy says:

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? Definitely permanent because I’ve fallen in love with more limited edition products and once they’re gone that’s it.
    Tracy recently posted … EPIC Collective Haul | BEAUTY

  258. Jennifer Pellicone says:

    Spring is in the air!!! Except for the snow we are to be receiving tonight. Spring is almost in the air!!!! Time for a trip to Sephora for a sprucing of the makeup!

  259. Lisa says:

    sadly, i was in high school during the over-plucked brows and brown makeup era (the 90s!) so glad i didn’t succumb (too much) to the pencil brow look, but i definitely rocked some serious mac spice lip pencil.

    happy spring everyone!

  260. Heather W says:

    when our cat was a kitten he used to cry if we didn’t let him in the bedroom at night, but then attack our feet all night through the comforter.. Couldn’t win.. this went on for about a month.. Hang in there lol

  261. Sara Giang says:

    Hope all is well with you, El Hub, and your new bundle of joy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  262. Andrea T. says:

    My favorite long lasting product is BECCA’s Stay Matte Foundation. When you first apply it, it looks ultra-matte and like you’re wearing foundation, but it wears beautifully throughout the day! By midday my skin looks wonderful and natural, and it wears for over 12 hours.

  263. veronica lee says:

    The last thing I cooked was Spaghetti Alfredo for dinner. It’s my family’s favourite.

  264. Sarah says:

    I like permanent products. If I love something, I want to stay readily available!

  265. Jenn S. says:

    I am terrified of heights!!! I need only look at a picture of something high up, and I swoon with vertigo. I like my feet planted soundly on Terra Firma! XOXO to Miss Connor Claire!

  266. Janice says:

    Welcome to the wonderful sleeplessness of motherhood! Just had my second daughter a month before you…. Your posts eased my muddled brain during pregnancy and the newborn days.

  267. Tania G says:

    The last thing I cooked was corned beef, roasted potatoes and salad for Friday’s dinner. Saturday was spent hosting a kids birthday party and now I am barely moving ๐Ÿ™‚

  268. Karen says:

    The last thing I cooked was chicken, corn and cheese enchiladas in a cream sauce. It is a fave of my son’s and was soooo good!

  269. Nancy Reid says:

    Happy Spring! So excited to wear some soft colors and a more natural look!

  270. Anissa says:

    the last thing I made were cinnamon rolls! I got the recipe from YouTube witch meant that I had to convert everything from cups to grams. I was convinced that I would make a mistake somewhere along the way but they turned out delicious and beautiful!

  271. Abby says:

    I thought I was afraid of heights, but I think it depends! I didn’t try out rappelling when I was in high school because I was afraid of falling to the ground. But I dived into an ocean from a maybe one or two stories high during a camping trip in college.

    Limited or permanent is a very good question!! I’d have to answer with permanent. I may or may not have attachment issues and need constant supply when I want a product a lot. UNLESS it’s not beauty-related, and something like clothes or books–I’d go for limited!

  272. Emily says:

    I like permanent products! As for what lasts, Pond’s Cold Cream lasts for me.

  273. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen! I’m only afraid of heights if I’m standing on something unstable like a rickety ladder. I don’t have a preference between LE or permanent products- it depends on the individual product. And I don’t remember what make up was popular when I was in high school because I wasnt into it then like I am now.

  274. sheila ressel says:

    I am definitely afraid of heights!

  275. Jackie Kim says:

    limited edition products stress me out so definitely permanent!

  276. Maggie says:

    Absolutely hate when I fall in love with a new product and then it disappears from the shelves! Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  277. Ditte K. says:

    A product I am super happy with because of how long it lasts is Physicians formula pencil eyeliners, lasts all day if you don’t laugh a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ (I tear up a little if I laugh)

  278. Melinda says:

    The last thing I made was chicken cacciatore and it was my first time using capers :)))) proud of myself lol

  279. maria says:

    I love Sephora. Needs some spring makeup!

  280. Caitie says:

    I prefer permanent products! I don’t want to fall in love with something only to never be able to find it again! Or, if it’s something like blush that I’m unlikely to ever use up, limited edition is ok too I guess!
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  281. Ning Alfrink says:

    I just bought the Tom Ford liquid liner and am so excited to try it. Maybe it will make me wear winged liner more often

  282. Stephanie says:

    I love limited edition collections. I enjoy getting excited about what’s coming out and then going to the store and buying it if I find that it fits with my look. I’m thankful for my old faithfuls that keep me going in between collections or get me over the hump when the current looks is not my thing but I love the summer and the fall limited editions the most!

  283. Alona Y says:

    The last thing I cooked was a parmesean lemon salmon dish!

  284. vanilla says:

    I thought I wasn’t afraid of heights but when I visited Bermuda and went up the Gibbs Lighthouse, I was seriously so scared that my legs could barely move.
    vanilla recently posted … Shall I Keep my eye out for Becca’s Champagne Glow or The Balm’s Manizer Sisters

  285. Leora says:

    Love you Karen been following you for years!!! Keep up the great work!!! โค๏ธ

  286. Sara says:

    No issues with heights here. Love looking at things from above.

  287. Maddie says:

    That was fun to read about “Diva Tabs.” I can totally picture him tearing around the house to get your attention. I had wondered how he’d be around your baby.

  288. Grace B. says:

    My cats are really hoping to get picked this week. They want to use the gift card to invest in some high potency perfume to mask little box odor.

  289. Panka says:

    I went to shopping without make-up. A huge step out of my comfort zone. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  290. Aarti says:

    I’m a sucker for LE, but it truly becomes a fear of missing out!

  291. Swati says:

    No fear of heights for me!

  292. Bernice says:

    I am deathly afraid of heights. I always have dreams where I am in high places and/or falling backwards (think Inception) ๐Ÿ™

  293. Deb says:

    The last thing I cooked was pasta. Sooo good!

  294. Lesley says:

    The last thing I cooked was breakfast – a traditional bacon and eggs for a change (we seldom have bacon so it’s a real treat).

  295. Mel. B. says:

    Limited items are kind of fun. They also feel special knowing they will only be around for a short period of time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  296. Marlena says:

    When I graduated high school, the smokey eye was having a resurgence.

  297. priya says:

    If only Tabs could open the tin cans or even better cook!! Hope everything settles down soon. Enjoy the fun ride ๐Ÿ™‚

  298. monica b says:

    I would have to say i prefer permanent makeup items, that I way i can easily replace them

  299. nlm8 says:

    Made salmon with pesto! Does Tabs like salmon?

  300. jenna says:

    I am terrified by heights, hate flying and only got on a plane for my brothers wedding. Never again! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  301. Susan T. says:

    The last thing I cooked, if you can call it cooking, was a pan of nachos. I washed them down with a homemade green juice so that should balance things out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. illy junus says:

    The last thing that i cooked is ramen noodle

  303. Rhonda says:

    We had to do some serious rocking back to sleep with my little girl. It is such an adventure! She’s almost 15 months now and we are loving her animal sounds. No wonder she does a fab cheeky monkey ๐Ÿ™‚

  304. Kathy says:

    Last thing I cooked was spaghetti.

  305. Kimberly says:

    Yes, I’m somewhat afraid of heights. I will take a trip on an airplane but don’t like drives up curvy roads in the mountains close to the edge.
    I even won a hot air balloon ride, but didn’t go because of the height.

  306. Cultfigure says:

    Last thing I made was butter chicken. Yum!

  307. brittany says:

    hows the baby????

  308. Wren says:

    I am more likely to buy something limited edition (it’s that collecting impulse!), but I hate it because if I turn out to love something I can’t get replacements :,-(

  309. Joyce says:

    Hope you and your family are doing well ๐Ÿ™‚

  310. I cooked cream of cauliflower soup!!!

  311. Shelby says:

    I have no idea what makeup trends were happening when I graduated high school, because I didn’t start wearing makeup until my mid-twenties. I think on the rare occasions that I wore makeup, it was frosty eye shadows and no eyeliner – exactly the opposite of what I wear now!

  312. Kate K says:

    I made rotini and meatballs for dinner, and am only afraid of heights under certain circumstances (like atop a rickety ladder or staring off the edge of a cliff).

  313. Amber says:

    There’s something fun about limited edition products but knowing something will always be available helps on the wallet! Haha

  314. Maria K says:

    I am scared of heights! It’s so embarrassing because I miss out on things like hikes and most rides at theme parks

  315. Nataya A says:

    What an adventure, Karen, wonderful experience. My kiss for Miss Connor, and Tabs too

  316. Aw your cat is adorable! I prefer permanent products. It’s nice knowing I don’t have to rush to get something.
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  317. Heather L says:

    I love the NARS Audacious lipsticks because of how long they last – even after a long day including eating, drinking, talking – they don’t budge. I have never found a longer lasting lip product. And they’re beautiful too! I also love Julep mascara because it lasts so well all day, no raccoon eyes – which I can’t say after a long day with most of the other mascaras I’ve tried!

    I prefer permanent products. For one thing, I hate the idea of something selling out and becoming unavailable (yeah, like you MAC Cinderella and Kat Von D holiday eye palette!!!) Second, if I do get my hands on it and love it, it is so disappointing to know I won’t be able to replenish it when it runs out!

  318. Dami says:

    I am afraid of heights… but i still want to try skydiving sometime in the future

  319. susan says:

    The last thing I cooked was mac and cheese.

  320. marisela bennett says:

    Popular makeup when I graduated was the harsh eyeshadow no blending method lol!! and thin eyebrows not good!

  321. Denise S says:

    I did breakfast-for-dinner tonight, so the last thing I cooked was scrambled eggs with sausages and pancakes.

  322. Anna T. says:

    Totally not afraid of heights! I’ve done parasailing, zip lining and stood on the glass floor on top of the tower in Canada! Now I need to bungee jump and skydive! ๐Ÿ˜€

  323. Barbie says:

    Please do more tutorials

  324. Lydia M Bennett says:

    I love MAC MSF, I feel like it lasts forever.

  325. shanda says:

    I really wish I discovered a flat iron in high school! Or learned less is more! But you need to learn somehow! Sometimes I’m still learning that lesson.

  326. Whitney L. says:

    Permanent for sure — no pressure to buy now and I know I can replace it once I’m finished.

  327. Natasha says:

    Hi Karen, hiiii~ so uhm yeah PLEASE LET ME WIN THIS AT LEAST ONCE??? ;_____; I have too many things in my โ€œWant. Want! WANT!โ€ list: GUERLAIN Meteorites, YSL Touche Eclat neutralizer, TOM FORD lipstick, CHANEL powder, CDP concealer, etc etc etcโ€ฆ..but well, no money. -poor girl with a huge craving for high-end makeup- Gosh, if I win this the prize absolutely will be spent on one of those pretties for sure! *-*

  328. christine says:

    I prefer permanent makeup items because if it is a good product, then it benefits the company and the consumer to keep the product around.

  329. Valerie C. says:

    I’m afraid of heights (and flying).

  330. Linda says:

    Sundays are perfect for face mask pampering!

  331. Brenda Disimone says:

    Today i used gelish nail polish in hot rod red and it came out pretty

  332. Kristen says:

    I’m deathly afraid of heights!!! I get dizzy, my palms get sweaty, and I feel like throwing up!

  333. Sue C. says:

    I remember buying my first makeup during my junior year of high school – Aziza eye shadow trios with the little diagram that showed where to apply the colors, Max Factor mascara, and Bonne Bell Lip Smackers.

  334. Kaycee says:

    Makeup shopping is such a stress-reliever especially after taking like 5 midterms in a week!

  335. Nika says:

    Last thing I craved for and cooked was chop suey. Turned out better than I expected!

  336. Rose says:

    I’m so afraid of heights!! Sometimes just the thought alone is enough to freak me out ๐Ÿ˜– But I love a good sunset or beach view hahaha I just don’t like the idea of me being able to fall down to my death ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

  337. Caitlin says:

    I am in the very confusing position of loving heights while being terrified by them. And I much prefer permanent collections, as I can actually budget around them. You want that fifty dollar palette? You can save a little at a time and buy it when it’s convenient. Limited edition? Cry for days or break the bank, your choice.

  338. Lauren says:

    Graduated HS in 1996 with dark lip liner and pale lipstick. I’m sure it changed to dark, matte, Kylie Jenner style by that night

  339. Alexandra says:

    I prefer buying permanent edition items. Nothing is more heartbreaking than to finish a a favourite beauty product that you can’t replace.

  340. Julie says:

    I made paleo brownies this weekend that have zucchini in them! They taste ever so slightly like vegetables, but for the most part they hit the spot when I crave some sweets!
    Julie recently posted … Current Skincare Favorites

  341. Nikolina says:

    Yes, I’m totally afraid of heights!!!!!

  342. Rayna M says:

    I love heights, I was never afraid of them even as a kid. And the last thing I cooked was Indian style lentil curry, yummy!

  343. AmyBS says:

    Last thing I cooked was chicken noodle soup last night – hopefully the last of the season as now it’s spring time!

  344. Anastassia says:

    I love a Sephora blush because it lasts very long. Last night I cooked noodles.

  345. Kim says:

    This is going to be your most challenging time, sleep-wise. I know I keep saying this, but, it’s because it’s true. It gets better and will be a distant memory soon. And everyone loses their cool so don’t feel bad if you accidentally holler at Tabs or El Hub or Connor or inanimate objects. ๐Ÿ™‚

  346. Anne-Marie says:

    I used to be a LE hawk but now I’m more into permanent products. This is with MAC and drugstore makeup. With high end cosmetics I’m still a sucker for LE collections, because I hardly ever buy their permanent stuff.

  347. Agata says:

    I am afraid of heights, sometimes I am even scared to stand o a chair!

    Hope things get easier for you and BG starts sleeping in longer increments!
    Agata recently posted … Laura Mercier Daring by Day Eye&Cheek Colour Palette Review

  348. Ovini says:

    I Lived in South Africa for 18 years and after moving to an island in the Indian Ocean, I’ve developed a new love for make up and online shopping XD

  349. Andrea says:

    Whatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts? Japanese eyeliner… this stuff doesn’t budge! I’m currently using Dollywink.

    Do you have a lucky charm? Honestly… I think it’s my MAC lipstick in Twig… good things tend to happen when I’m wearing it!

    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school? Not as popular as it is now.

    Are you afraid of heights? Irrationally yes. I can’t step up a three step ladder without getting weak in the knees!

    Whatโ€™s the last thing you cooked? Rice on Saturday lol

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products? Permanent… I have an fear of falling in love with LE products and never being able to purchase them again!!

  350. Ruth says:

    I like limited edition but only when they make enough for everyone to get one, if they want it. (I’m giving you the stink eye, MAC!)

  351. Nupur says:

    You rock ๐Ÿ‘ I loved reading the whole paragraph

  352. Gail says:

    A big pot of sauce with meatballs and sausage yesterday

  353. Gretchen says:

    I like permanent products as my go-to favorites, but there is always something special about a limited edition!

  354. Trude says:

    Hang in there mama! I’m sure Tabs will get better about his meals. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m terrified of heights, or more accurately steep edges. I don’t mind flying, but I hate driving up the mountain.
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  355. Abby says:

    If it’s a beauty product, I think I like permanent products better. If it’s a book or clothing, limited edition is awesome.

  356. nina says:

    I made a yummy veggie Thai curry for Sunday supper! Yum!

  357. Amber says:

    My love for limited edition products seems to never end! I love feeling like a have something special in my stash ๐Ÿ™‚

  358. Prachi says:

    Hey New Momma,

    How have you been doing? Looks like a little rough time (with sleep) but hang in there, it will get better ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw, not scared of height , did sky diving a couple of years ago in Sydney and it was AMAZING but i am scared of Bungee jumping, the whole upside down thing doesn’t fly with me ๐Ÿ˜

    And I am in search of a good pressed powder right now…accidentally bought Neutrogena compact makeup instead of pressed powder ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great week!


  359. Regina Reed says:

    The last thing I cooked was breakfast potatoes Sunday morning!

  360. Erin says:

    Whatโ€™s a product you love mostly because of how long it lasts?

    Ohh, hmmm. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation and Hourglass’s liquid lipsticks!

    Do you have a lucky charm?


    What makeup was popular when you graduated from high school?

    It’s was 95 so everything was grunge!

    Are you afraid of heights?

    Yes, I didn’t used to be but then I met my husband and he’s afraid of them quite terribly so now I’m much more cautious!

    Whatโ€™s the last thing you cooked?

    Does coffee count? I’m working on making pizza right now.

    Which do you prefer, limited edition or permanent products?

    That is tough. I prefer things I can buy again if they work well for me so I guess perm stuff. I like having go to staples!
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  361. Nur says:

    I cooked porridge due to tooth pain ๐Ÿ™

  362. Tammy Whitecloud says:

    They are opening a Sephora in the mall I work at!!! Good bye paycheck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  363. Julene says:

    I love highlight powders because they last forever!!! My Hourglass ambient lighting powder is still going strong after about a year of use. Looks like I’ve hardly used it!
    I’m also partial to permanent products. It’s always good to know you’ll have those trusty standbys.

  364. Amanda says:

    I’m super scared of heights!

  365. Bella Martinez says:

    I think I might be the only person who eats soggy cornflakes. Not mildly soggy–mushy soggy.

  366. Daria says:

    I prefer permament products ๐Ÿ™‚

  367. Lynda says:

    i am afraid and also exhilarated by height!

  368. Makyla says:

    I used to be mildly afraid of heights, but I think I’m mostly over that fear now. I hope you, El Hubs, Connor Claire, and Tabs all had a marvelous weekend! God Bless!

  369. Angela P. says:

    My lucky charm is my amber necklace. I wear it all the time. I feel naked without it. The last thing I cooked was gnocchi with spinach, tomatoes and chick peas smothered with mozzarella cheese. I make it all the time, because it’s easy, delicous and my kids love it.

  370. Heather says:

    Pork shoulder in hard cider.

  371. Jordan says:

    I love the excitement of LE products, but I like to be able to repurchase something if I so choose.

  372. Deanna says:

    I cooked some cabbage last night. It wasn’t very good.

  373. michelle cabrera says:

    I love le products the one i wanna buy is the gwen stefani plattes from urban decay but they are so expensive.

  374. alice says:

    Tabs sounds like my cat, who is currently eating my daughter’s leftover lunch because we went straight from lunch to nap and we didn’t have a chance to clean up yet. sigh…

  375. Debora Covasa says:

    I do not prefer limited edition products, it sucks to have a beautiful thing for a few months.
    The last thing i cooked is potatoes with cheese in the oven. Didnt taste that good

  376. joti says:

    I made chicken casserole today ๐Ÿ™‚

  377. Cassandra Tso says:

    My favourite product at the moment is the beauty blender! I just started using it and I am in love!! It makes any product I use blend seamlessly and flawlessly into my skin!

  378. Rachel says:

    My new long lasting product is the Kylie Lipkit in Posie K & Koko K. I mix the 2 together for an ombre effect, Posie K on the outer lip line and Koko K in the middle of my lips. Great colors for spring and it lasts all day! It’s a matte lipstick, but the formula is great and doesn’t feel like my lips are dried out.

  379. Melly says:

    I’m not scared of heights, but I swear almost everyone I know is. Makes it impossible to travel long distances, since they always want to drive everywhere.

  380. Anna M says:

    I am a sucker for limited edition collections. Tell me it’s LE, and I’ll buy 4 of it before I realize if I like it or not.

  381. Julie Edelstein says:

    I’m deathly afraid of flying so I wear my deadpool shirt whenever I do. It makes me feel ensured a safe flight.

  382. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Eye creams last forever, so I splurge when I buy.

  383. Tosha H says:

    I am unbelievably scared of heights, the dumbest thing I ever did was go on the Titan rollercoaster as a dare when I was a kid, I was nearly catatonic with fright lol man…

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