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I cannot believe it’s Easter weekend! I swear, I remember driving around to look at Christmas lights. Seems like that was just a couple weeks ago…

Rise and shine, morning glory! Despite my unreadiness for it, it is almost Easter. Are you going to church? Brunch? Are there mimosas in your future? Inquiring minds want to know.


Since this is Excitement Central over here, I’ll be spending Easter with a baby and a breast pump and my butt glued in a Pier One floral-printed chair (which Tabs mistakenly claims as his own) while re-watching Dawson’s Creek on Hulu.

Yup, it’s a thrill a minute!

Have a wonderful holiday, my friend. Good luck in the Easter egg hunt, and please save me a few jellybeans. 🙂


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  1. Lyse Davitt says:

    Top thing to do this spring — waxing.

    We took in a newborn at the end of January and there is no time for shaving. 😀

  2. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen and close family! And all MBB family
    Happy Easter!

  3. Allison says:

    Carefree makeup means glitter eyeliner whenever I feel like it, and who cares if people think it’s over the top for a random Saturday evening.

  4. HeraKitty says:

    Carefree- hmmm… Panty liners? 🙈
    Top thing to do this spring is to obedience train a 4 month old male Spaniel puppy that I adopted from the SFSPCA. Woof!

    Speaking of spring and babies, I am a spring baby! Tomorrow is my birthday! I almost always have my birthday fall on Holy Week/ Easter. Good times. Happy Easter weekend, Ms Karen and family! XO

  5. Priscilla says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush palette but did shatter much of my favorite LORAC pro eyeshadow palette. So sad. The question becomes, do I replace it or explore the many other palettes that I’ve had my eye on? Decisions, decisions.

  6. Chelsea says:

    Happy Easter! Quincy’s all ready for his very important day. He sends bunny kisses to you, Connor Claire, and Tabs 🙂

  7. Jana says:

    Seems like a great way to spend the weekend! Tonight I’m off to my grandma to eat lasagna with the whole family. Yum!

  8. Mary Vantil says:

    Happy Spring!! I love to get outside and get to gardening, summer party, long nights to enjoy friends

  9. Alicee says:

    I’m so excited because this is my first weekend off in three months so I feel like the possibilities are endless! I’m going to paint my nails, maybe B2M for a lipstick, watch some Hulu, eat lots of Easter candy!

  10. Cindy says:

    Yes I repeatedly manage to drop and shatter my favorite blush, Clinique Fresh Bloom all over face color in Peony blend. Originally it was just Peony but they changed it to the blend because it was so breakable. I manage to always break the blend too. The sculptionary Defining Roses are the same colors but I still prefer the original Peony . . . I’ve been using this for years and it’s my favorite default blush for red lipstick. I think the only place to get it online now is Saks, most stores don’t carry it. I hope they don’t discontinue it for good!!

  11. Meg says:

    Happy Easter Karen! And shoutout to the MBB interns holding it down. they’re doing a great job 😊

  12. Lindsey says:

    I’ve only been to student art exhibits, but I enjoy them! My little sister is into art, so she gets her work put in shows a lot

  13. It’s been an awful 2 weeks. The heat wave were experiencing here in Malaysia has not been fun. The temperature soared to 39°C today but the humidity level is more than 100%. Felt like suffocating. Good thing we get fresh coconuts everywhere and that’s how we stay hydrated. And we try to stay indoors with air con at full blast to keep cool.

    My 15 month old isn’t liking it but his 2 older sisters are good at playing with him. Hope you’re enjoying your time as a new mom. Babies grow up so quickly, don’t blink. Lol lol!
    Lily ChloeAsh recently posted … Pop, Pop, Popping It With Clinique

  14. Sarah says:

    Carefree makeup is bronzer!

  15. ann b says:

    My husband’s an artist so I go to tons of art exhibits.

  16. Pauline Gorczycki says:

    I LOVE the colors in the pallet that you posted for this. Cool colors!!

  17. Teresa Luong says:

    Never shattered any makeup but I have dinged and marred the surfaces of lots of bronzes, blushes, highlighters siiiigh.

  18. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Easter! We’re not doing much, as our younger son is still pretty sick (improving, though!). I haven’t even done my shopping yet. Hubby and I will do that today. Sick kid’s bday is the 31st, so I don’t know how that’s going to go, either.

  19. I loved the post where you shared the inspiration for your daughter’s name. That’s so sweet.

    Destinations weddings are a regular occurrence where I live (Barbados) and I’m totally nipping across to another Caribbean country to have mine 🙂

  20. Karleena says:

    Thankfully I’ve never shattered any palettes *keeps fingers crossed*

  21. Megan says:

    Happy Easter! I’ve been thinking about weddings a lot lately, and I’m very much pro-destination wedding! I’ve got a very small family, and I would love to treat them to a nice vacation. In the end, it’s going to cost me less than a “traditional” wedding, and I know my family would just love it.

  22. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hmmm “Carefree” makeup to me is something like: dewy complexion, rosy blush, mascara with no eyeshadow, and a glossy, sheer pop of color on lips.

  23. jeanie says:

    happy easter everyone!! hope it is beautiful weather all around 🙂

  24. Tiffany says:

    I got 2 Rouge Coco stylos and they’re glossy and very pigmented! I just wished that they were more moisturizing.

  25. Christine says:

    Top of my list to do this spring: recover from this 2-week flu!

  26. Nicole says:

    I love the idea of destination weddings as long as the bride and groom aren’t crazy and think their friends can shell out the money to attend.

  27. Jocelyn says:

    This spring I desperately need to do a deep clean of my whole house!

  28. Missy says:

    It’s just so beautiful out today! I cannot believe how time flys by so fast! Just think this will be your precious baby girls first Easter! I hope that is really fun for you all as a little family! P.S. I L❤️VE how You picked out her name! Priceless!! Happy Easter to The Man Tabs too!!

  29. RM says:

    i just got the rimmel kate contour/blush palette in coral glow and i think i like it!

  30. Lydia M Bennett says:

    I love going to art exhibits!

  31. Michelle Castagne says:

    I have shattered a blush palette and it almost broke me!

  32. Lorraine says:

    I live in a city of museums and galleries, and have a fair few artist and artsy friends. So a big YES to the art exhibits.

  33. Mary W says:

    Happy baby days to you! All I remember is being tired for years. Now with Grands, I get exhausted every time I am with them. It’s easy to forget how demanding it is to be a parent 24/7.

  34. Johanne says:

    Think destination weddings is a good idea! Why not? 2 in 1 😀

  35. jules m. says:

    my list of things to do this spring are: redecorating my bedroom and planting some flowers in the front yard

  36. Michelle says:

    I think I may have royalty as my mom’s side is from samurai!

  37. Heather L says:

    I’m pursuing a B.A. in Art History, so I frequently go to art exhibits (and usually write reports on them!) This month I went to the exhibit “Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective” at the MoMA in New York. I followed up with a research paper on it!

    Royalty in my family – I don’t know of any other than the fact that my cat thinks he’s descended from the royal Egyptian line of cats, and expects to be treated like a monarch…!

    I love destination weddings. I’m engaged and planning a destination wedding in one of my favorite locations: Atlantic City! I think getting married in a favorite place is a very positively charged way to start your life together, and getting away from the tedium of home makes it even more special.

    I’ve never busted a blush, but I did drop my Champagne Pop highlighter. It’s cracked now, but I can still use it, I also dropped a Shu Uemura Shupette 3-shade eye palette, and I had to put the shadows back in place. The Shupette LE products are some of my favorites in my collection, so I was relieved to repair this, although it’s not in the same condition it was.

    Things I want to accomplish for Spring: finishing Spring semester in college, completely overhauling my beauty blog with Adobe Muse, dusting off my high end camera, and getting back into posting (I will have more time when the semester ends, and there have been so many great products coming out I can’t wait to review them!), getting my hands on the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette (sold out right now!!!), and taking at least a few days “off” after full-time school, 2 paid jobs, and 2 volunteer jobs that I’ve been doing simultaneously each semester! I’d like to do some more travel too… but I might have to wait until summer. We go to Atlantic City every July 4th week – if I can at least do that again I’ll be happy!

  38. Nika says:

    Happy Easter Karen and MBB interns!

  39. Aviva says:

    I love seeing photos of the baby! Keep them coming please 🙂

  40. andrea says:

    Have I ever shattered a blush palette? Unfortunately, I dropped mine in the bathroom last week and it shattered EVERYWHERE! I was very sad as it was Dior and wasn’t cheap 🙁

  41. Stephanie Barrett says:

    Happy easter!

  42. Debora Covasa says:

    I have only one thing to do this spring: get a job!

  43. BJW says:

    I went to a destination wedding over a year ago. It was in the Caribbean. It took three flights to get to the island (with two long layovers), so that was a real pain, but the wedding was on the beach, and everyone in the wedding (party plus guests) had to go from one island to the other (the one with the beach) on a sailboat. So, that was really nice. I don’t think I would want to make a habit of going to destination weddings, but it was nice to do one.

  44. Aurelie Red says:

    I love Easter weekend !

    I don’t have royal blood in my family !
    (and I think royalty is so ridiculous in 2016…)

  45. Rhoda K says:

    Have a lovely weekend. I want to try and spend more time outdoors this spring.

  46. Samantha says:

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend with baby Karen! actually went to an Asian Art exhibit/museum on Wednesday, It was beautiful! Happy Easter! ❤️

  47. Jamie says:

    Destination weddings are cool when they make sense. Lol. If you are the only financially “stable” member in your family and frienda donT expect them to afford to fly to Fiji.

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    I have shattered a few eye shadow palettes in my time 🙂

  49. Lindsay says:

    to me the quintessential carefree makeup is a minimalist French look with a thrown-on bright red lip

  50. Sandra Lessingham says:

    My plan today is to finish making the stuffing and get the turkey in the oven so we can eat by 6. Having an early Easter dinner because my son works tomorrow. I better get going! Happy Easter Karen.

  51. Debi says:

    My spring is going to be busy doing a lot of fun stuff with my grandson before his little sister is born and there is no time for anything else for a while!

  52. Paulina Rios says:

    Happy Easter!! Love this 🐰🐣🐰And Yes, sometime with my friend I go to the art exhibits. Hope you have a Great weekend With your family!

  53. Jennie H. says:

    Those Tarte palettes are gorgeous!

  54. nat ogu says:

    I have been to quite a few art exhibits I enjoy them and learning about different cultures and time periods.

    Ive never shattered a blush palette but i shattered a becca highlighter and it was devastating

    I am descended from what are still to this day considered tribal chieftains on my fathers side and he never lets me forget it when i act up

  55. Emily says:

    To me, carefree makeup is a light lipgloss 🙂

  56. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Happy Easter!
    I am actually the direct descendant of Scottish royalty – my 18th grandfather was King of Scotland and 10 grandfathers before him. So I consider myself a Scottish princess!

  57. Jean says:

    Happy Easter! When will you start writing reviews again?

    • Jean says:

      Oh and I’d like to say I have no royal lineage but I like to pretend I’m a descendant of Lapu Lapu. I would be proud to be a descendant of the one who beat the Magellan and the Spaniards. Lol

      • Jean says:

        “Magellan” not “the Magellan”. Ugh I’ll shut up now.

        • Jean says:

          I said I’d shut up but I just had to say I had a friend who has lineage to a Greek King and a friend whose grandfather claims they were part of the royal family in China. OK I’m done 🙂

  58. Kara says:

    Carefree makeup means bright blush, lipgloss and glitter eyeliner and/or eyeshadow.

  59. I don’t have any royalty in my family BUT my Mom’s Aunt used to work at Buckingham Palace….lol :/

  60. Trillina Palemi says:

    I have been to an art exhibition 🙂

  61. judyo says:

    art and photog exhibits—-yes.
    thanks for this chance

  62. Daria says:

    I don’t have any royalty in my family:)

  63. Liz says:

    Happy Easter!! 🙂

  64. Thea Stamatelos says:

    Not killing all my baby plants is on my spring to do list is. 🙂

  65. Sarah W says:

    I love destination weddings! They tend to be smaller and a bit of a vacation for everyone

  66. Elizabeth says:

    check out the cherry blossoms in DC! 🙂

  67. Dominique says:

    Happy first easter with your baby girl!!! 🐰🐰🐇🐇🌼🌼

  68. Annalee says:

    Care free makeup definitely includes BB cream, blush, highlight, mascara, and lipgloss!

  69. Carol B says:

    Hi Karen, Happy Easter!
    No royalty in my family.

  70. Ambritt G says:

    Omg I love Dawson’s Creek! I haven’t rewatched it in awhile. I must do that soon!!

  71. Hey Karen! Happy Easter and enjoy the holidays!!!
    I’ve picked this question: Have you ever been to an art exhibit? Mhhh, not recently but I’ve been in an archaeological park ^_^ I loved it, anyway! I like seeing art and traces of ancient live by going in depth 😀

  72. Dawn says:

    So far so good on shattering blush palettes. I am sure to drop one after writing that…

  73. Amy says:

    Multipurpose items, like lip and cheek tints, seem like carefree makeup.


    Happy easter Karen and to all the beauty team!

  75. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I don’t have any royalty in my family as far as I know.

  76. jonirae says:

    happy easter, love! I think your weekend plans sound fabulous! I too have been rewatching hours and hours of Dawson’s Creek – it was my favorite thing as a teenager and pacey is still my gold standard so far as men are concerned! 😁

    I say throw some bunny ears on Connor Claire, and everything will be just about perfect!! 😘🐰

  77. BlackAsphodel says:

    Do you know if you have any royalty in your family? I definitely don’t have any.

  78. Cynthia F. says:

    When I think of Carefree, I imagine white-sand beaches, turquoise water, and unlimited colorful drinks with tiny umbrellas.

  79. Frannys Perez says:

    Happy Easter Karen! I’m sure this is going to be one if not the best easter ever cause you’ll spend it with princess, God bless her!!

  80. Thea says:

    I like to be carefree most of the time. When I think of the world carefree my cat comes into my mind 🙂

  81. Julia says:

    I’m excited to work more color into my spring makeup rotation!

  82. Jennifer says:

    Happy Easter!! The (small) city we currently live in has an annual art contest for its employees and their families. One year I submitted a photo and it won first place in the adult amateur division. I got a $300 check and my photo was on display at city hall.

  83. Quimerula says:

    Happy Easter!

  84. Tiffanie says:

    Happy Easter!

  85. Tonya says:

    Happy Easter🐰My top thing to do this spring🌺 get my grand baby out for some fun and much needed exercise and vitamin d for grandma🌺

  86. Kwmechelle says:

    LOVE going to art exhibits & I would love a destination wedding. That pretty much sums it up 🙂

  87. Tatiana says:

    Happy Easter to you and Connor Claire!
    I love going to art exhibits and museums. My husband used to do an annual business trip to NYC. I would tag along and while he was working I would go to as many art museums and art galleries as possible.

  88. Lulu says:

    I love attending art exhibitions! Besides art there are always interesting oeople to meet there.

  89. Christiana M says:

    Heading to So Cal Corgi Beach Day on April 9!!! Can’t wait and will be bringing adoptable corgis to meet everyone. My favorite spring event!!! #QBSDR ps–congrats again to you and El Hub on the little one!

  90. We’re not doing anything for Easter, maybe if Colin gets interested next year we will. I’m trying to nurse the 3 month old into a coma so he’ll take the bottle currently. Low supply (I only produce about 15oz a day), nipple confusion and bottle refusal is a dang awful combo. Le sigh.
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  91. Laurie says:

    My most important thing to do this spring is finish my thesis!

  92. Nathalia says:

    Happy Easter, people!

  93. Breast pump – check! Baby – check! my couch is greige though, or at least it was before our daughter decided to start walking and destroying everything in sight.

    Happy Easter!
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  94. Sanam says:

    I’ve been to fashion exhibits in art museums if that counts 😊

  95. TrippyPixie says:

    I think destination weddings work if the couple is planning on having a small, intimate wedding anyway. It can be really expensive and inconvenient for guests if they have to pay their own way, so having a large guest list under those circumstances isn’t entirely realistic/practical.

  96. Aury says:

    I’ve only ever shattered a compact foundation and a single eyeshadow after I dropped a shadow palette.

  97. Tina says:

    Your precious Connor Claire is BEAUTIFUL!

  98. Laura says:

    At the top of my things to do this spring list, is to get pregnant with my first child 🙂

  99. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve shattered an eyeshadow single and a face powder, and was so proud of myself when I fixed them with rubbing alcohol!

  100. Mackenzie says:

    Of course I need to clean this spring but I am exhausted! Damn “spring forward” ruins my body. I don’t think I could ever handle having a newborn!

  101. Michelle says:

    Hi everyone on MBB! Been lovin all the cool blog posts from various writers! Definitely love the flavor of everyone’s loves, lives, and make up reviews. When I think of care free makeup I always think about bare minimum make up, after all, it’s care free. For me, that means no contacts, glasses, some concealer, mascara, or a tight line, some bronzer and out the door I go!

    Happy Easter everyone!

  102. Justine says:

    “Hoppy” Easter to all!

  103. Andrea says:

    Hoppy Easter 🙂

  104. Maria says:

    It is terrible that when I think of ‘carefree’ the first thing that comes to mind is panty liners?

    Happy Easter! Hope you’re able to get out and do something with the family!

  105. Amanda says:

    Nope, I haven’t shattered a blush palette yet *knock on wood!* Hapoy first Easter Conner Claire!

  106. claudia davis says:

    Cool this weekend so I am snuggling with my cat Stinky. We will watch movies on Saturday and binge on COPS episodes on Sunday.

  107. Jenn S. says:

    Happy 1st Easter, Miss Connor Claire!!🐰🐣💐

  108. Jessie C. says:

    Gardening is at the top of my list of “Things to Do This Spring”.

  109. Sunny says:

    Happy Easter and thanks!

  110. Emily says:

    Top things to do this spring: bike ride, walk my dogs and wear shorts!!

  111. Kim Henrichs says:

    The top of my to-do list for Spring is to clean out my garden!

  112. Hilary says:

    Carefree makeup is liner, mascara, and bright lipstick!

  113. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! Happy Easter 🙂

  114. Marija Jevtic says:

    I don’t have any royalty in my family…

  115. Lilly says:

    I’ve been rewatching friends on Netflix

  116. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Love art exhibits!!

  117. Sylvia says:

    I think destination weddings sound fun, but can be an imposition financially on family members.

  118. Carla says:

    No royalty but I am related to the brothers that escaped from Alcatraz! I’m also related to the original inventor of Coca Cola!

  119. Gemma Turner says:

    I’ve never smashed a blush palette but if I did, I think I would grieve for it! 😀

  120. MarciaF says:

    The royalty in my family is TV royalty. I’m related to the late Gilda Radner. I still see her brother several times a year. He’s also funny but in a very droll way.

  121. Lisa says:

    ham. all the ham. happy easter to you and yours, Karen!

  122. mkdallas says:

    my daughter just tried on like, 60 prom dresses and although I love her to death, it was a beat-down, lol.

  123. Rosemary says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family, Karen! Do you have tiny bunny ears & cotton tail for Connor Claire to wear? 🙂

  124. michele h. says:

    Hi Karen,

    hope you and your new family have a great easter…congrats on Connor Claire, love the name!


  125. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Easter Karen and family.

    I’m still traumatized by dropping and shattering my favorite blush by MAC Ambering Rose. I have yet to replace it and I still get teary-eyed when I think about it.

  126. Janetta says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

  127. Cindi says:

    Happy Easter! My idea of a carefree
    makeup is BB Primer as sunscreen, pink lipgloss and blush!
    Thank you, Cindi

  128. Justine says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush palette, but if I did, that would be awful since most are LE!

  129. Oli says:

    I have shattered a blush palette before

  130. alice says:

    I caught up on so much tv in the first three months of my baby’s life. It was glorious.

  131. Carolina Campos says:

    When I think of carefree immediately think of mascaras.
    Happy Easter!!!

  132. richelle bowers says:

    happy easter! its been a productive day for me

  133. susan says:

    Spring cleaning is at the top of my list, unfortunately!

  134. Karen says:

    I don’t know about royalty, but family lore has it that we are related to a pope.

  135. Victoria says:

    I definitely would love to plant more flowers this spring. Happy Easter!

  136. AmyBS says:

    I think a wedding reception is meant to be a thank you to your guests for attending your ceremony, and a destination can put a hardship on a lot of people. Travel us what the honeymoon is for!

  137. Andrea Vecchione says:

    I didn’t break the Pixi blush itself, but the case broke. So, I smashed it up and put it into one of those little containers you can get from Sephora with a sifter and it works fine.

  138. Ashleigh says:

    I’m all for destination weddings, I think the couple should celebrate their love however they want, and I definitely see the appeal in doing it in a setting which will create that exciting atmosphere for their special day. That being said, if you really want your dear Grandmamma to come and she won’t be able to afford it, politely offering to help with accommodations for your wedding party and close family is considerate!

  139. Sarah Sq. says:

    I need to get outside more this Spring.

  140. Lori P says:

    I love Spring but my allergies don’t *achoo!*

  141. latanya says:

    no royalty in my family

  142. Tracy Robertson says:

    I’ve shattered a few blush palettes when I use to carry them in my purse, so I gave that up. I put on my one application and leave the palette at home now.

  143. Judy says:

    Need to ween myself off of eyelash extensions… so addictive!!

  144. Leora says:

    Carefree makeup is gloss and moisturizer and mascara 😍

  145. Piper says:

    I have been to art exhibits, but it has been way too long! I definitely need to start going and seeing them again! Hope you are having a good weekend.

  146. Denise S says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush, but have shattered a few eyeshadows.

  147. Eileen says:

    Congratulations on your healthy baby girl with beautiful lashes!

  148. We have a really good art museum in town, and I do enjoy going the exhibits.

  149. Sandy says:

    Karen, wishing you and your sweet family a glorious Easter. {{{hugs}}}
    Here in Grand Rapids MI we have what is called Art Prize. It is fantastic and people come from all over the world to exhibit AND to view and vote. The winner wins a nice check. All mediums are presented. I hope you and your readers will google it as it is really worth checking out. It takes a couple of days to really see everything and I always find out I did not get to see several things. So much fun and if you listen carefully you can hear many different languages being spoken. It is usually held over a couple of weeks in the fall.

  150. Maria K says:

    Hope it’s going well Karen! your little bundle of joy is the cutest, and you seem to be glowing more than ever 🙂

  151. Hillary says:

    Happy Easter! The top of my to do list for this Spring is cleaning out closets and drawers! I’ve hit that point again where I can no longer get anything in my drawers. This makes doing laundry even more fun!

  152. Kathy says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush palette and I hope I never will!

  153. Kirsten says:

    Have you ever been to an art exhibit? Do museums count? If so, then quite a few.

    Do you know if you have any royalty in your family? I don’t think so.

    When you think of the word “carefree,” what makeup comes to mind? BB cream? I don’t know.

    How do you feel about destination weddings? Good if you want to elope, bad if you want friends/family to join you.

    Have you ever shattered a blush palette? I don’t own a blush palette. *^_^*

    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”? Find a job.

  154. Terri says:

    I hope you, Connor Clair, El Hubs, and Tabs are doing well!

    I’ve been to several art exhibits (most of them were for my students).

  155. Lauren says:

    That palette from Tarte looks great and so versatile!! Thanks for sharing!

  156. Heather E. says:

    When I think of carefree makeup, I think of long-lasting products that will stay on through thick and thin. Incidentally, my top thing to do this spring is go to Coachella, so I’m definitely on the hunt for must-have beauty products that can outlast tons of sunshine and a little sweat. Happy Easter everyone!

  157. Marta says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  158. JP says:

    i like this palette!i hope i win so i can try a new palette!:)

  159. Kris says:

    A carefree day is having time to tune into one of the online cameras at a great horned owl nest. Two chicks hatched and are growing so fast. The other day I watched as the daddy owl brought a snake (dead) to the nest for a family meal. At that exact moment a squirrel started hopping from branch to branch. Fortunately the Owls were content to fill up on the snake. Google Savannah great horned owl cam if you’re interested.

  160. maria says:

    Happy Easter!!! Love long weekends!

  161. Jordi says:

    Isn’t there a community near Phoenix called Carefree? I don’t think that any community where venomous snakes live nearby can truly be free of cares!

  162. MelodyJ says:

    I can’t believe March is almost over.

  163. Tania G says:

    Hope you have a nice Easter weekend!

  164. BB says:

    I’ve never even had a blush palette!

  165. Deb says:

    Carefree makeup for me is my bare minimum, fits in a purse makeup bag daytime look that I can apply on the go. Very minimal so there’s no thought in putting together a look.

  166. Christine says:

    Howdy! Your Easter sounds pretty nifty. I could stay home and watch lots of reruns of Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper, and I’d be super happy! Enjoy your exciting Easter! ♥

  167. Kecia S. says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen & Connor Claire! I spent the day introducing a friend to the fun that is the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show. We had so much fun that she’s looking forward to the fall show.

  168. CL says:

    I hate the idea of “destination weddings.” Most middle-class people can’t just up and go to Hawaii, or Europe, or Cancun to attend a wedding. I also think that spending a bundle and throwing the party to end all parties for a wedding is a bad idea, as it reinforces the idea that marriage should be vastly and permanently entertaining, which is totally unrealistic.

  169. kristen says:

    On top of my to-do list for spring is to play some veggies!

  170. Anissa says:

    I studied art at school so yeah I went to a lot of art exhibits, including mine. The good thing about art expositions is the free booze and how drunk all these artsy fartsy hippy people get during the evening

  171. Susan T. (@suekitty13) says:

    My family has been really into tracing our ancestry and we’ve connected with distant family members who have traced our family back to the Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok. I haven’t watched “The Vikings” on TV but I hear he kind of kicks butt and the actor playing him is pretty easy on the eyes. 🙂 He does seem like more of a mythical figure and this was over 1000 years ago so I’m not entirely convinced of our relation but it figures that an angry Viking is my most famous ancestor!

  172. Natasha ormanian says:

    Mrs.Easter Bunny is making goodies, Happy Easter!

  173. Kelsey says:

    Those sound like excellent Easter plans. 😀

    And actually yes, I do have royalty in my family! One of my ancestors was the king of Maui, until he was defeated by Kamehameha I.

  174. KIA says:

    Carefree makeup – Bright red lipstick!

  175. Melissa Shortnacy says:

    I’m ready for a change!

  176. Stephanie Z says:

    I go to tons of art exhibits because I have a lot of artist friends. Big or small, it’s always nice to see creative minds at work. Congrats on Baby Girl!

  177. Colleen P. says:

    Thing to do this spring: start an exercise program. I’m hoping the nicer weather and change in schedule will make me more motivated.

  178. Bridget says:

    OMG, rewatching Dawson’s Creek here with my three-month old boy too! He doesn’t seem to mind it, though we both agree the replaced theme song has nothing on the formerly dramatic opening of “I DON’T WANNA WAIT…”

    Sigh. That soundtrack though…it makes me feel so old!

  179. Margaret Ludwig says:

    Happy Easter. I love the colors in those tarte pallets

  180. Christina says:

    Reorganizing my closet is at the top of my list of “Things to Do This Spring”.

  181. Elisa Panjang says:

    Happy Easter Day! I love arts very much and yes I’ve went to several art exhibitions. I love to view the wonderful paintings.

  182. Rose says:

    I really wanna visit the Broad museum in LA! They have that infinity room where it’s a ton of tiny lights and mirrors. Sucky thing is you only get like 45 seconds to take a quick snap lol!

  183. nina says:

    When I think of carefree makeup I think of doing whatever makeup you like. Throwing “rules” to the wind.

  184. Becky says:

    Happy Easter, Karen! Enjoy your lovely baby time! If I think of carefree makeup I think of a slick of bright gloss, a subtle rosy flush on the cheeks and bare lids with a swipe of mascara on the lashes. Not fussy, nothing difficult, just a beautiful “you on a really good day”!

  185. CaReese says:

    I think destination weddings are awesome. Such a great way to create amazing memories of your wedding. And it keeps nosey/critical spectators to a minimum! Serisously considering a destination wedding.

  186. Jill says:

    I’m an artist – so I’ve been to many, many exhibits…even some that were my own!

    So glad to see and baby are doing well Karen 🙂

  187. NFJ says:

    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”?

    On mine is to try things I’ve never done before. So far I’ve scheduled rock climbing and Crossfit (will do for first time this Tuesday, wish me luck guys). In the world of makeup I’m eager to try the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette when it arrives in Denmark. So excited to smell and wear it!

  188. Heather R says:

    Happy Easter!

  189. Lena says:

    Yes, I love art exhibits

  190. Amy Z. says:

    I have never been to an art exhibit.

  191. Kristen says:

    I’ve been to art exhibits in the past, but none recently.

  192. Whitney says:

    Spring cleaning is in my list of to dos!

  193. Joyce says:

    That’s so weird! Right after I had my twins, I had this urge to re-watch Dawson’s Creek, and would be in my room pumping and watching it as well. Lol.

  194. Leslie Kiley says:

    I have been to many art exhibits! The most memorable was the Monet exhibit. I love the soft colors that are used and the feeling you get when you see something so beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter!!!!

  195. Sylvia says:

    I absolutely love the packaging with the inspirational quote! Too sweet; anywho, happy Easter Karen, it is for sure going to be a special one having your little one to celebrate with 😍😍

  196. Isabella says:

    No Royalty in my family.. but it’s not to late! Prince Harry is still single right? 😉

  197. Emily L says:

    Getting Married is on my list of things to do this spring, specifically on 4/4/16 😀 Getting very close!

  198. Happy Easter! Obviously Easter isn’t celebrated in Japan, but we still put together a delicious Easter breakfast and got our chocolate fix – albeit not in the shape of Easter eggs – so it’s all good!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | A pop of spring with Clinique

  199. Caitlin says:

    Happy Easter y’all. I think Destination Weddings are overrated, and should only be considered if you know damn well everybody you plan on inviting can reasonably afford to come or you’re going to pay for EVERYTHING.

    As for carefree makeup… Honestly, makeup is so much work nothing about it seems “carefree” to me but if I had to choose I’d go for the clown look. Nothing says “I don’t give a f***” like covering your face in bright grease paint.

  200. Tisha says:

    On the top of my to-do list would be to go down Sunset Blvd and visit Whiskey A Go Go… Is that a Spring-y thing to do? It definitely is something I want to do in the near future, seasons notwithstanding.

  201. Maren says:

    “Carefree” makes me think of wearing no makeup, probably for someone who feels naturally pretty all the time. Not into it! 🐱
    Maren recently posted … Un-Depress (Yourself) #19

  202. Donna W says:

    I love the idea of a destination wedding. I’m all for it with my children if that is what they want.

  203. Aenea says:

    I went to a destination wedding last year for one of my brothers’. It was so nice! But very tiring, not to mention costly too. Now my other brother is having another destination wedding, which is tiring me already just thinking about it!

  204. Mary says:

    Loving all the pics of your beautiful CC!! Please keep them coming!

  205. Julie Murphy says:

    top of my list is to clean out my basement

  206. Kat Starfish says:

    Happy Easter! Carefree makeup calls to mind peach and bronze blushes.

  207. Tori says:

    Seeing as I work in a gallery I’ve been to quite a few art exhibitions!

  208. Virginia says:

    Carefree=easy days soaking up the sun while lounging on a white sand beach with turquoise waves lapping at my toes. Faking carefree=finding the perfect self tanner that gives me the same kind of glow.

  209. Sonja says:

    I love spring and one of the things that’s on top of my to do list for spring is to update my lingerie 😄
    Happy Easter!

  210. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I received an invitation a few years back to an art exhibit being displayed at one of our local banks. This is out of the norm for our area therefore after inquiring about it I did go and as I’m looking through the artwork my oldest daughter had a painting she did in the exhibit. I knew both of my daughters were artistic but I was completely in awe of her painting because it was gorgeous. I hope you and Connor Claire and daddy and Tabs have a great Easter.

  211. Carolina says:

    I am just relaxing today with my cute cat and husband, eating some pasta and looking outside at the gloomy weather….

  212. Karen Johnson says:

    Happy Easter to you! I am loving those Tarte palettes in the GIF at the top of the screen… I must find them! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the holiday.

  213. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Hoppy Easter! Looking forward to a wonderful day with family and hope you have an amazing day as well! Thank you for the chance to win a Sephora g/c! I would splurge and get myself a new palette. <3

  214. Jay says:

    Connor Claire looks SO CUTE in her Easter outfit! It’s making my ovaries hurt, how cute she is!!!

    Happy Easter!

  215. Coline T. says:

    Top thing to do this spring: buy a fun umbrella ^.^

  216. Vineetha Charles Decosta says:

    Happy Easter. I treated myself by getting a new haircut. Cut off my long hair and got a lob. Its outside my comfort zone, but I feel more confident and look younger. 🙂

  217. Sarah says:

    Haven’t shattered a palette yet…hope it never happens!

  218. Bibi says:

    I’ve visited a lot of art galleries and art museums because I’m really into looking at artwork even though I’m personally horrible at art, and my creativeness stops at writing lol

  219. Lisa Foster says:

    At the top of my Spring to do list is decluttering, and I’m doing pretty well so far, but it seems like a never ending process sometimes.

  220. Nina says:

    I don’t think there is any royalty in my family blood lines….but I don’t mind taking a DNA test just to satisfy my curiosity !

  221. Nicole says:

    This spring I REALLY need to get back to the gym…

  222. Michelle ComesLast says:

    Have you ever been to an art exhibit? Yes, Native American quilt exhibit. It was awesome. It is more fun if it is a topic you are intersted in.
    Do you know if you have any royalty in your family? I don’t think he was royalty, but apparently he was high ranking in the English Navy. The French officer that married into the tribe was only a lieutenant.
    How do you feel about destination weddings? Pretentious. Like everyone has the time and money to just run our of town. It’s hard enough to get folks to a wedding. I would rather donate the money to charity.
    Have you ever shattered a blush palette? I shattered an eye shadow one once. And I was overseas, so there was no replacing that.
    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”? Get back on top of studying my Hebrew. I am going over class 1 and saving up for class 2. A lot of verbs to go over, lol!

  223. Kiyanna says:

    Happy Easter!!!
    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”? I really need to clean my closet out.

  224. Cristina says:

    Things to do this spring- a good cleaning,, the house needs it/shouts it:)

  225. Katrina says:

    Carefree makeup is vacation makeup – a colorful eyeliner, mascara and a more colorful lip. That’s it!

  226. Ruth says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush pallet but just recently had a dream that i shattered both naked 1 & 2. *That* is the stuff nightmares are made of!

  227. Wren says:

    Carefree is smudgy eyeliner and chapstick. I love that look and it just always looks casual and cool

  228. Lucy Nguyen says:

    Happy Easter!!! To see cherry blossom is my goal for Spring

  229. Bertha says:

    Amazingly, I have never shattered any powder makeup!

  230. Helen A. says:

    Things I want to do this spring: take my son to LegoLand! We live in Florida and there is one here. I think he’d LOVE it. Happy Easter.

  231. Erin O. says:

    I haven’t shattered a blush palette but I have shattered a tarte blush in celebrated the first day I got it. Thankfully ulta exchanged it, I was so upset! Happy Easter!

  232. Erin says:

    Have you ever been to an art exhibit?

    Many times!

    Do you know if you have any royalty in your family?

    Yes and Yes.

    When you think of the word “carefree,” what makeup comes to mind?

    Something colorful and not precise.

    How do you feel about destination weddings?

    I’d love to have one and have everyone be able to afford to come but I think that it’s a little hard to ask most people for time off and money to go somewhere.

    Have you ever shattered a blush palette?

    Blush palette, no. Plenty of foundation and eyeshadow palettes though.

    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”?

    Get a freakin’ hair cut!
    Erin recently posted … Granite Coast Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay

  233. Icequeen81 says:

    we had a great family day last friday my parents and my inlaw family together we had a great time at the beach.Eating and spending the day together.

  234. Carissa says:

    Happy Easter!! And a very happy first Easter to Connor Claire!

  235. Christine S says:

    I love going to art exhibits. As a matter of fact at the last gallery I was at I discovered an artist unknown to me that blew my socks off so I came home with one of his paintings. I really couldn’t afford it, but the amount of pleasure it has given me since is priceless.

  236. Aquila says:

    Carefree makeup – eyeshadow 🙂

  237. Cathy says:

    When I hear “Carefree” I think of pantyliners lol.. But in terms of makeup I think of NO make_up. Happy Easter!

  238. Lynda says:

    happy happy easter!!

  239. Ann says:

    Currently working on my lab reports that is due on Monday and I came across this post while I am on my break. Happy Easter!!

  240. Alix says:

    Spring cleaning next weekend!

  241. Emily Shea says:

    When I think of carefree makeup I picture natural beachy makeup. Tinted moisturizer, a cream highlight, subtle peach blush, mascara and strong brows. Dab a little chapstick and I’m good to go! 🙂

  242. Domi says:

    For me a carefree makeup product is a product I don’t have to worry about. A product that doesn’t fade, disappear, change colour or need any kind of maintenence. Preferably a tinted moisturiser that doesn’t let you down or a completely smudge-free mascara,

  243. Fran says:

    At the very top of my list of things to do this spring is ‘go back to school and get my esthetician’s license’, and school starts in nine days!!!!! Trying to get some re-organization done around here before it starts, but just learning to get up super-early in order to be able to take the train into the city is quite a challenge, lol!

  244. Deb Bigattini says:

    I just went into the the Sophra store the other day and now I am addicted…. love love love

  245. Maddie says:

    Happy, hoppy Easter! When eating a chocolate bunny, I definitely go for the ears first. 🐇

  246. KelseyBelle says:

    Apparently my Dad found out our family surname had a royal coat of arms (or something like that) when we were researching our family tree. Turns out we just worked in the king’s stables. Apparently loving animals is in my genes!

  247. F says:

    OMG you had a baby!!!!! I haven’t been on your blog in a while, oops! Congratulations! That’s soooo exciting.

  248. Rayshawn says:

    Happy Easter Everyone!

  249. Stacy Z says:

    Not a blush palette, but I once shattered Rock and Republic’s Call Me blush and it was discontinued and selling for $200 on ebay.

  250. Denay says:

    Happy Easter! I love artists and their works!

  251. I dunno about shattering a blush palette, but I can’t seem to keep my loose powder from getting EVERYWHERE.

  252. Kalli Melia says:

    I’ve been to a couple of art exhibitions and a friend will have an exhibition in the beginning of the month. I can’t wait for it!

  253. Brian says:

    When I think of “carefree”, I envision a fresh makeup look consisting of dewy finished skin, mascara, neutral shimmering eyeshadow, a natural pink flush to the cheeks, and tinted lip balm.

  254. Lauren says:

    Happy Easter! You did way more than I did today!

    No royals in my family, but I have seen 4 royals in the past 5 months…I don’t know if I can name drop though!

    I’ve shattered many makeup items. In grade 7, my parents re tiled the bathroom floor after saving for a year. I was told to never, EVER do my nails in the bathroom in case of a spill. Well…I just had to do the brightest red the day after the white tiles were installed, shattered the whole bottle, then dumped acetone on it to clean it…I’m now 37 and still grounded! 😀

  255. Deb says:

    On the top of my to-do-list for this Spring is sewing a vintage dress, ’50’s style!

  256. Lisa says:

    Happy Easter to Tabs and family!

  257. Irene says:

    I shattered my very first pressed powder blush actually! I kept it for years before I found a suitable color to replace it, it just became a loose powder blush!

    Once I came home and my kitty greeted me at the door per usual, and I noticed she was red all over like she was laying in a pile of new bricks. Later I discovered the mess she made in the bathroom. Apparently she jumped up on my vanity, and decided there wasn’t enough room for both her and my makeup bag, and knocked everything off! I’m assuming she then took a nap in the mess, because a broken pan of bronzer was all over the floor and her fur.

  258. Nlm8 says:

    Things to do this spring: plant a lemon tree, use pastel eyeshadow, try more DIY face and hair masks, sign up for a half marathon.

  259. Nicole says:

    I haven’t shattered a blush palette. I’m pretty good at keeping all my makeup intact actually. The only thing that shattered on me though was my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle. And what a sad day that was.. 🙁
    Nicole recently posted … Makeup Look: Naked Palette Series | Part I

  260. Solangel Polonio says:

    Oh man I’d love a destination wedding! Somewhere snowy, oooh.

  261. Susan Christy says:

    I’m so ready to work in my yard! Not sure when spring will be here – it snowed today.

  262. Janine Lehmann says:

    Hmmm…I had a FABULOUS day Jeepin’ off-road with my husband & a few friends. Just sun, snow and the open road…it was amazing. Going again on Easter Monday! Happy Easter

  263. Em says:

    Happy Easter! I actually am kind of related to royalty… my mother’s side of the family was royal in the Song Dynasty, but most records were destroyed during the cultural revolution.

  264. Melinda says:

    When I think of the word carefree I think of convertibles and my hair in the wind 😍

  265. Lynn T. says:

    All my blushes always shatter, i always drop them. So i use cream blush now, which isn’t always ideal. And that whole hack about using lotion or something to put powders back together doesn’t really work, it’s a real mess actually and product does not work as nice after.

  266. em says:

    i’ve been to a few art exhibits, can’t afford any but it’s always awe-spiring to see

  267. Jamie says:

    Looking forward to the Walking Dead tonight as it looks like it’s gonna be a good one!

  268. Patti Patoots says:

    Did you know there is a Van Gogh exhibit currently at the Chicago Art Institute? It is on my list of things to do (It is there only until May 10th). While it includes 36 works of his, the focus is on his bedroom paintings. There are 3 paintings of his same bedroom that he did at different times. At first they look identical, but there are differences and I guess you can sort of get an idea of his state of mind while painting each one. I haven’t been to the Art Institute in years, so I think this exhibit is a good excuse to to. Happy Easter!

  269. Jennifer M. says:

    Thing to do this Spring: Bring my 3 year old to the Philadelphia Zoo for the first time!

  270. sheila ressel says:

    I love going to art exhibitions and fortunately I live in an area where they are plentiful.

  271. Alona Y says:

    One thing at the top of my list is going on a family trip to the aquarium!

  272. Heidi E Wernicke says:

    Happy Spring! I am related to the Romanovs by marriage on my father’s side of the family. When I was in my early teens I got to go see an exhibit featuring treasures from Russia’s royal families. I felt like royalty myself even though it’s a pretty distant relationship 🙂

  273. Leah D says:

    Care free makeup means to me that I’m playing with my makeup, without worrying about how others look or judge me. Wishing you a happy Easter!! Love your blog, I’ve been a secret lurker for a long time 🙂

  274. mrsshukra says:

    Happy Easter! No royalty in my family!

  275. Olivia M says:

    Haven’t shattered a blush palette but have shattered a few eyeshadows.

  276. MC says:

    Happy Easter! It’s autumn where I live but I really need to spring clean!

  277. illy junus says:

    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”? I am actually spring cleaning right now, trying to get rid lots of stuff that my son already outgrown

  278. Jessica says:

    Have you ever been to an art exhibit? As an artist who knows many other artists… yes! I also threw one myself in a gallery in SF.
    Do you know if you have any royalty in your family? Royal pains in my arse
    When you think of the word “carefree,” what makeup comes to mind? I just think of the pantiliners
    How do you feel about destination weddings? That’s cool if a couple wants to do it, but I don’t think I could afford to attend. If I can, then that would be a nice excuse to take a vacation!
    Have you ever shattered a blush palette? No, that sounds horrible!
    What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”? Nothing on my to-do list! I’m glad for it.

  279. Lauren says:

    CareFree makeup is Mascara and a bright lip

  280. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen!
    ~Have you ever been to an art exhibit?
    No, but I’m keen for a neo-futuristic display at maybe the Palace of the Legion of Fine Arts in San Francisco!

    ~Do you know if you have any royalty in your family?
    I’m actually not sure, but I heard a rumor from one of the famz…

    ~When you think of the word “carefree,” what makeup comes to mind?
    Tinted moisturizer/BB Cream, liquid highlighter, a bit of bronzer, nice brows, natural lippie 🙂

    ~How do you feel about destination weddings?

    ~Have you ever shattered a blush palette?
    Not a blush palette, but the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone. *Cries just thinking about it*

    ~What’s at the top of your list of “Things to Do This Spring”?
    Come up with a new makeup routine, and find a perfect new spring lipstick. 🙂

  281. Mindy E. says:

    Top thing to do this spring? Get that beach bod (although I hate the beach)…just kidding. That’s my second top thing to do. Priority this spring: finish a drawing for my piano teacher’s wedding gift!

  282. Amanda says:

    Happy Easter

  283. ellen oliver says:

    had a destination wedding ..was beautiful..wouldlove to go back for an anniverary!
    Love Tarte cosmetics !

  284. Natasha says:

    Happy easter, Karen and family! 🙂 Talkin bout jelly beans…have you tried Jelly Belly’s Beanboozled?!?! You gotta try it hahahah ;D

  285. Mel. B. says:

    Destination weddings=forced vacations!!!!
    Who couldn’t use a vacation?!

  286. Jennifer says:

    I have never been to an art exhibit, but I would love to go one day.

  287. Valerie C. says:

    I think destination weddings are great, providing all those you want to be there are able to attend. My sister did a Thailand wedding. She had 6 guests….she really wanted the 40 she invited to be there. It just didn’t happen.

  288. Linda says:

    I actually went to a fashion exhibit yesterday with displays of pieces celebrating 200 years of Australian fashion. It was so much fun!

    Happy Easter! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  289. Tiffany says:

    I never buy blush, so fortunately I’ve never shattered one! 😃

  290. Shelby says:

    I’ve never shattered any makeup (knock on wood!!) just cracked a small portion of one eyeshadow in a Tarte palette, but it’s still useable.

    Top of my spring to-do list: make some honest efforts to be more social. I’m a big homebody, and I’d like learn to go out and be with my friends more. They’re awesome people, so they definitely deserve time, effort, and lots of love!

  291. Brenda Disimone says:

    I love sephora. i shop there weekly. this week i bought a perfume midnight romance

  292. Marie says:

    Happy Easter! We attended 3 different parties in a space of 24 hours – tagging along our kids – all 5 of them under the age of 10. 😳😊

  293. Paula says:

    Hey y’all hope everyone had a great Easter! Mine was pretty funny in a me kind of way! Just for a little background info (that you so need to understand this mistake!) I am very very outspoken and really have a problem in the filter dept. Now I am 49 & my little brother is 46 so it’s not like he doesn’t know all of that! No surprise, Right? Wrong! Being a good little brother he calls me to wish me a Happy Easter, but unknown to me he thinks it would be a great idea to have a conference call with not only his wife and him but also my cousin-who I am not particularly fond of! Yepper, Pretty Idiotic!! So after he wishes me a happy Easter I start by saying that the pic that he posted on FB looked wonderful and then proceeded to say did you see (insert cousins name) pic?? OMG-I am so glad that we ended up on the good side of that gene pool because that whole family hit every branch of the ugly tree & some of them went back a few times!! Yes-I know I am mean and horrible! When I was all done with that I hear “Happy Easter to you to Cuz!!” Oh Yeah-the horror & shock!! Needless to say I started stammering and trying to get out of it. I am pretty sure she won’t be speaking with me anytime soon! But on the bright side I can pretty much guarantee that I will never be put on a conference call as a surprise anymore!! I know it was totally wrong of me and I really am ashamed of myself but even though it puts me in a bad light please don’t hate me!

  294. Candice Croix says:

    I somehow broke a Kat Von D shadow, no idea how. Thankfully, Sephora’s return/exchange program is rock solid, and they replaced it without batting an eye.

  295. Mardi says:

    So tired… Nearly asleep in front of the tv.

  296. Anita says:

    I’ve been to tons of art exhibits!

  297. Alexandria says:

    Carefree makeup: BB cream/tinted moisturizer, cream highlighter, blush, mascara, and a tinted lip balm 🙂

  298. tina says:

    I’m on the hunt for liquid shimmer like a glow from within.
    Everythinh is mostly powder – with glitter in it! Glitter won’t work for gals of a certain age. Help!

  299. zVintageFashionizta says:

    Things to do this Spring?

    I need to get my lazy butt off the couch and hit the gym.
    Oh, I really need to do a lot of Spring cleaning…..that includes the Winter cleaning!

  300. Anastassia says:

    I want a trip for this spring. A carefree trip with husband.

  301. Deanna says:

    I’ve been to a couple art exhibits. They were very boring.

  302. Maria says:

    Happy Easter to you and your fam!

  303. Toan tran says:

    Binge watching The Office and it’s still hilarious!

  304. Birgit L. says:

    No royalty in my family I’m afraid, on the other hand some family members can be royal pains in the … well ya know.

  305. Nadia A. says:

    Happy Easter Karen, El Hub, Connor Claire, and Tabs! My family and I hope you had a wonderful Easter. ❤️

  306. Gita says:

    Your daughter is adorable!

  307. Laura LS says:

    I hear that tarte did something different with their new Sephora eyeshadow palette. I hope that it is true and that it is much better!

  308. Stephanie Hartman says:

    Carefree means to me – just a little BB cream, mascara and lip gloss.

  309. Kim says:

    HAHA! Sounds like a great plan! No mimosas but we did both church and dinner. Then I split some time between Daredevil and Mad Men. Nice to have a relaxing day. 🙂

  310. Ren says:

    I think destination weddings can be really great for couples wanting a smaller celebration. It’s a great way to really personalize the big day without all the extra stress of catering to tons of people.

  311. Astrild says:

    Definetely I need to jump into the whole spring-cleaning thing. I’m quite a hoarder.

    Congrats for the Little beauty!!!

  312. veronica lee says:

    I’ve never shattered a blush palette (touch wood)!

  313. Vidya says:

    Haha I did have some mimosas this past weekend! 🙂 I’m most excited for being outside more in the spring!

  314. Kate K says:

    I sort of had a destination wedding since my MIL doesn’t travel, and had a lot of fun showing off my home city to my out-of-state friends. I also attended one when my kiddo was a few months old – it was also a lot of fun since it was at a tropical out-of-country location.

  315. Marissa says:

    I am spending my spring planning my summer vacation to London, Dublin and the Dingle Peninsula. I’m so excited!

  316. Andrea says:

    I’ve shattered my favorite blush, it was Blushing Bride by Tarte. Made me so sad! 🙁

  317. JackieC says:

    I love the idea of a destination wedding! I’ve never gone to one, but I hope to go that route if I ever get married.

  318. Prachi says:

    Hey Karen…

    Hope you had a good Easter!
    I am gearing up for a wedding trip so lotsa shopping (good times 🙂
    And your other post made me think of chocolate so I am gonna prepare a triple layer chocolate cake for a friend’s birthday this week.

    Have a fabulous week!


  319. heather w says:

    I like destination weddings because they seem to be more memorable, and they give people an excuse to get away when maybe they wouldn’t have otherwise. Thank you for the giveaway

  320. Grace says:

    Happy Easter Karen and happy first Easter to Connor Claire ^^

  321. Regina Reed says:

    My name means Queen so I’ll pretend I am royalty!

  322. Anna says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family ❤️

  323. Pamela Haddad says:

    Happy you and baby are bonding over Dawson’s Creek! Yes, once I went to a Beverly Hills art exhibit of sketches by Renoir’s grandson. They were quite good, but very small pictures. But he was really talented and I enjoyed it immensely. Have a great week!

  324. Amber says:

    My birthday is in one week!

  325. Joanna says:

    At the top of my to do list this Spring is doing a thorough spring cleaning of my closet! I have lots of different clothes and accessories- but few basics or things that can be mixed and matched. I want to pair down a bit, and get some versatile and quality pieces.

  326. Deborah says:

    To do this spring – get back to working out, and get out of town (go away somewhere, anywhere…)

    Happy Spring!

  327. Melly says:

    I have been to quite a few art exhibits. They are always fun and interesting.

  328. Jordan says:

    I’ve had some photography work in a couple of exhibits when I was in college.

  329. BooBooNinja says:

    I discovered Neko Atsume this weekend …

  330. Cyndi Ploegman says:

    I have a few things on my to do list as I usually get overly ambitious once the weather (up here in Canada) starts to get warmer.
    -build a playhouse for my two kids
    -clean up the winter decor and bring out the spring decor
    -get a new blush for spring
    -organize, organize, organize lol

    Now a lot of this won’t get done lol. But I always have good intentions. 🙂

  331. Sophia says:

    No royalty in my family

  332. Maggie O. says:

    My spring to-do list includes homework, research papers, and more homework–super fun times!

  333. Lesley says:

    I have an annual membership to our local art museum, and so I visit quite often. This spring I’ll be going to my first destination wedding. I haven’t really made up my mind about them yet (if I were spending that much money to go somewhere, I’d choose to go somewhere else), but it is a wedding, and with a group of lovely people, so I’m looking forward to it!

  334. itasha says:

    When I think of “carefree,” I think of tinted lipbalm- its an easy on the go product that can change your whole look. Best of all, you don’t need a mirror to apply it!

  335. Sandra Davis says:

    I might be the only person in the world that hasn’t tried Sephora yet.

  336. Bernice says:

    Sadly, I don’t think there’s any blue blood in my lineage but that didn’t stop me from buying a Little Miss Princess mug today! Hahah

  337. Aarti says:

    Spring cleaning is at the top of my to-do list! There are so many small household things I have put off doing in my apartment that I need to tackle soon. I also want to clean out my closet and sort through what I want to keep, donate, or discard. Having a clean closet is a beautiful sight…and it means I will have room for new finds the rest of the season 🙂

  338. Lisa C says:

    We do have royalty in our line. My daughter did an extensive research and found that we are related to quite a few royals, including King John and going back to King Edward III. So interesting, we also are distant cousins to President Carter.

  339. Sara says:

    I have not broken any palettes or pans yet and I hope it stays that way!

  340. Kayla G says:

    When I think of carefree makeup I think of throwing on some sunscreen and lipstick and leaving the rest of my face bare. It’s my go-to on my laziest days and I especially love it with a really bright or bold lip.

  341. Susan C. says:

    Hope you had a lovely Easter, Karen!

    My big holiday plans involved supervising my neighbor’s Siamese cat. While she visited her boyfriend in Utah, Handsome Kitty and I snuggled on the couch and marathon binged Law and Order: SVU. Then I attacked the clogged shower head with CLR. We know how to party here.

    I did eat about a bucket of chocolate though, because, you know, Easter.;-)

  342. marlena says:

    Yes, I have been to a few art exhibits – I love art museums, esp. rotating installations.

  343. Kimberly says:

    Yes, I’ve shattered a blush palette more than once.

  344. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I once dropped a Dior palette and it crumbled. I YouTubed it and was able to solidify it again.

  345. I have always wanted to go to Sephora but I can’t afford it. I would be so grateful to win this.

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