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This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, EMILY!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.


Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! Good morning! Happy Caturday. I hope you slept well.


I did. The baby slept for — get this — seven hours straight! I think that’s the longest stretch yet. She’s becoming a good sleeper (*knocks on wood*). I hope it lasts.

Do you have any plans for Mother’s Day? Brunch? I think we’ll stay home, probably. Maybe El Hub will make breakfast. πŸ™‚ We’re still not really going out together very often because, you know, it’s still a little tough. Connor’s baby patience wears thin after about an hour, and it’s nice to be close to home when the fussiness starts…

How’s everything with you? What have you been up to this spring? How’s work? How’s the family? It’s been wonderful having the interns help with their great posts here on the blog (thank you, ladies!), but I don’t get to check in as often as I’d like. I read every single post and every one of your comments, but I don’t spend 10 hours online like I normally would/used to.

I’ve been slowly easing my way back into blogging… Or, rather, Chanel started pulling me back into blogging, because it’s just too damned gorgeous to deny, but I’m still officially on my maternity leave. Maybe another month or so.

Let me know how you’ve been doing and what’s new with you. Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. Good luck in the giveaway.


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

    • Glittery lipstick: yes or no?
    • What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?
    • When was the last time you were in a large crowd?
    • Who makes the best purses/bags?
    • What kind of phone do you have?
    • Pencils or pens?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Maria says:

    Happy Mothers Day! My lips aren’t happy with the matte lipstick trend. I love matte eye shadows for everyday wear though!

  2. Sarah says:

    Good morning Karen. Hadn’t looked at your blog in a while as I fell temporarily out of love with makeup (what was I thinking?). But wanted to say congratulations on the beautiful baby and Happy Mother’s day!

  3. Mia says:

    Afterthis wave of seasonal allergies fades, I’m looking forward to update my makeup and add a pretty cream blush for summer! Thanks for this giveaway!

  4. Angela W. says:

    My favorite matte makeup products are any matte eyeshadows by Kat Von D. So buttery and blendable!

  5. Jennifer Pham says:

    I prefer pens! And I love matte bronzers, blushes, lipsticks, and certain eyeshadows!

  6. nina says:

    I am not a fan of glittery lipstick. On me it emphasizes lip lines and dryness.

  7. quimerula says:

    Hermes. Please.

  8. Angel says:

    For the non makeup makeup girl.. I am loving my new Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lip…. Go red or go home!!
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Gail says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing staff at Sephora who try so hard to make everyone look and feel youthful and beautiful, no matter their age. You rock!
    Gail recently posted … Anti-Pollution Skin Care

  10. Fashion Gal says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! Enjoy them, they grow up fast! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Sherry P says:

    Pens, especially crossword puzzles. Happy Mothers Day to you! I’m too old for glitter in my lippie, now eyeshadow alrighty. Crowds, yep Target has ’em. On to the weekend

  12. Agata says:

    Hi Karen,
    Isn’t it awesome you get to celebrate your first Mother’s Day tomorrow?

    I am so looking forward to these new UD Vice lipsticks! So many options!

  13. Kendra Miller says:

    Not a fan of real glittery lipsticks but I do like a bit of shine.

  14. Lyse Davitt says:

    Pens, for sure but more importantly paper. I love paper.

  15. Hilary says:

    No to glitter on the lips- feels too young!

  16. Hmmm in general I’m not too big on glittery lipsticks. Creamy or glossy for me!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Fashion DIY | Customizing a floppy felt hat

  17. Teresa Luong says:

    I like matte lipsticks that aren’t long wearing like the maybelline color sensational creamy mattes. Just perfect!

  18. Tatiana says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Glad to hear Connor is starting to sleep more. It’s good to take her out to help her develop more tolerance of the outside world. Pens for crossword puzzles and making notes and lists. Pencils for daydreaming and doodling.

  19. Lisa says:

    Yay for sleeping! Happy Mother’s Day!

  20. Allison says:

    I’ll pass on the glittery lipstick, despite generally being the n favour of all things glitter.

    And, pens all the way – specifically fineliners (though I do sometimes sketch things lightly in pencil and go over them in pen).

  21. Justine says:

    Nope to glittery lips!

  22. Alix says:

    Two weeks ago, when I was in Times Square!

  23. Lindsay says:

    glittery lipstick is a no-go for me. no more than a little shimmery sheen.

  24. Brittany says:

    I’m a pen girl, but they have to be super fine tipped. I picked up some amazing ones in Japan that I love!

  25. Irene says:

    happy happy happy mother’s day!!

  26. Jaclyn levy says:

    I haven’t won yet but I love your weekly giveaways!

    The last time I was in a large crowd was about 45 min ago. I dragged my 2 kids to the antique fair in a nearby town. It was fun!

  27. Rosemary says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!

    Love me some pens. Can never have enough pens and notebooks.

  28. jonirae says:

    First of all, Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!! Staying in sounds nice: just you, el hub, and the little amazing person you created together!! πŸ™‚

    Now, second of all, because this is an absolute Thing with me: no pencils!! gaah, they make me feel dirty somehow, lol… the lead –ok graphite, whatev– rubbed on the side of your writing hand, the faded letters… no thank you! pens all the way, preferably *not* black, and not the smeary kind! ……(can you tell I have an almost-lifelong love for stationery? πŸ™‚ stores like Staples and back-to-school aisles are my happy place!)

    Final thought: glitter lipstick, not so much, though I am SO OVER the matte lip thing,me specially now that it’s waning up. shine and shine, sur, bring it on, but no chunky glitters! **although** I will step over the glitter line for lip gloss. I am not a big gloss person because I don’t like the sticky, but if I’m going to wear a big bold color with or without over the top glitter, gloss it is!!

    • jonirae says:

      whoaa typos! **so over the matte lip thing, especially now that it’s warming up. SHIMMER and shine, bring it on […]**

      sorry! πŸ™‚

  29. Becky says:

    Happy Caturday, Karen! I have to say I am loving the interns, they are all brilliant! I will look forward to more of your lovely writing too however.

    As for matte products I love – Becca or Viseart matte eyeshadows. I’m pretty sure these are made by baby angels with Pegasus feathers. So buttery, so lovely and sooooooo blendable. Love!

    Beekeyper – Beauty, Travel, Life

  30. onyinye Elochukwu says:

    I love your giveaways, the lipsticks looks incredible. I need to grt one of them for myself.

  31. Liz Hearne says:

    Hello! I just discovered this wonderful blog this week and I’m in love! Thank you for putting such awesomeness out into the world. Happy early Mother’s Day!

  32. Betty says:

    Happy first Mother’s day! I don’t like big chunky glitter, but MAC patisserie with a little shimmer is fab!

  33. Susan T. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen! I say yes to glittery lipstick as long as it’s small glitter and doesn’t feel gritty on my lips. The worst is when the color wears off and you’re left with random chunks of glitter!

  34. TrippyPixie says:

    I have a Windows Phone. I love the set-up of it, but most apps are for Apple or Android phones. There needs to be more apps for Windows!

  35. Nicole Tyler says:


  36. Mandy says:

    My favorite matte makeup products are by far the Viseart matte shadows. I just ordered the Balms Matte-trimony palette and can’t wait to try those!

  37. Maria says:

    Words of wisdom…..it is always better to look good than to feel good……m

  38. Michelle says:

    No to glittery lipsticks lol My face is oily enough, so I’d rather not attract more shine to it.

  39. Miradan says:

    No to glittery lips!

  40. Lindsey says:

    I’ve never tried glittery lipstick and I don’t really have the desire to either πŸ˜‰

  41. Christina says:


  42. Tiffany says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! I say getting 7 hours of sleep is one of the best gifts πŸ˜› It’s been gloomy/rainy all weekend here and I’ve just been in bed, virtual window shopping haha. This metallic liquid matte lip trend is uhhhh…. very interesting. I don’t know how I feel about it!

    I hope you have a relaxing weekend πŸ™‚

  43. Jennifer says:

    We were in a VERY large crowd last Friday waiting to get through security at Orlando Airport. After we showed ID they told us we could go through Pre Check for screening. No line there and we didn’t have to take off our shoes. Yay!

    Happy first Mother’s Day, Karen!! XOXOXO

  44. Tracy says:

    Definitely no glitter. I seem to find sparkles days later and they never come off
    Tracy recently posted … How to Declutter Your Makeup Collection | BEAUTY

  45. Deborah says:

    Happy First Mother’s Day!

  46. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I love matte liquid lipsticks, my favorite at the moment is Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit.
    Thank you !

  47. em says:

    i have a samsung 6 edge but i miss my iphone

  48. Lauren E Barwick says:

    Glittery lipstick is a YES! Remember UD’s Oil Slick lipstick… a sheer black with glitter. It was my absolute favorite (it was also great for deepening lighter lipsticks). I do LOVE all of the UD Naked collection but a part of me misses when they were a bit more wild!

  49. Domi says:

    Glitter in lipsticks, the horror! It is a complete deal breaker for me. I might make som allowance for shimmer by looking the other way but chunky glitter is a big no.
    Overall, I dislike glitter because it never stays put.
    Matte products I like are basically eyeshadows and face powders destined for the T-zon otherwise I am very liberal apart from being a bit of a glitter nazi.

  50. Sandy says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day to you Karen!! I’m sure you’ll enjoy a lovely breakfast at home. I remember my first Mother’s Day just getting out of the hospital after 10 days and some complications with my daughter and now she’s 26! My how the years have flown by. I am lucky that my 18 year old son has asked to take me out for lunch on Sunday (also my birthday), so I feel very blessed as he is the only one left at home now. Much love to you Karen, it’s fun keeping up to date with you via social media. Sandy from BC

  51. Regina SANDERS says:

    Happy Mothers Day

  52. Rebecca says:

    Ooooh I would definitely use that gift card to buy some of the new UD lippies for sure!!! Can’t believe so many shades are coming out all at once. How will anyone choose?!
    Rebecca recently posted … flashback friday: shattered mint

  53. NFJ says:

    Pencils or pens?

    Fountain pens, I’ve used nothing else for years.

  54. Mallory says:

    I am so so so happy with Colourpop matte lip products right now. They are a dream to apply, last all day with maybe some minimal touching up, and they are cheap. as. hale. Mac will always be my first lip product love, but when going for mattes, I’ve been heading to Colourpop first! (Especially their satin mattes … Omg.)

  55. Marta says:

    Happy Mother’s Day ! I don’t like glitter lipstick!

  56. Kamsy Offor says:

    I’m new to your blog but its cool. For me I’m not a fan of really shiny glosses and like the Colourpop and ABH liquid matte lipsticks.

  57. Aimee says:

    Matte lipsticks, I LOVE the look, but seriously, they make my lips go all crustacean nation on me. Lately I’ve been in love with the MAC Versicolor lipstains. Constant Craving is my jam this spring!

  58. Erin says:

    Glittery lipstick: yes or no?


    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?

    Lipsticks and Eye Shadows. I have small delicate features need a little shimmer.

    When was the last time you were in a large crowd?

    Super large? At the zoo in october.

    Who makes the best purses/bags?

    For vegan, Sole Society. For non vegan, I like Prada and PS for the high end, MK/Coach/Longchamp/Frye for mid, and B.Makowsky for the low end.

    What kind of phone do you have?

    iPhone 5s

    Pencils or pens?

    Erin recently posted … Juliette Has A Gun Romantina

  59. Pauline says:

    Happy Mothers Day!! Connor Claire is growing so much.

  60. Emily says:

    I love a good beige matte eye shadow as my first step when doing my eyes!

  61. Cindi says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Glad your baby is starting to sleep
    more… I remember those days! Now, I am going to be a first time grandmother, in a few months! I am beyond excited… Thanks, Cindi

  62. Ambritt says:

    I really like glittery lipstick actually. The only thing that sucks is when it’s full of chunky glitter that you can feel on your lips!

  63. Chelsea says:

    I have a Nexus 5X, I like it! I also prefer pens to pencils generally, preferably in fun colors.

  64. Kara says:

    The last time I was in a big crowd was for the first Friday art walk in Denver’s Santa Fe Neighborhood.

  65. Lulubelle says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen!

    I like glitter lip gloss but not glitter lipstick, as it tends to not look or feels as good on my lips.

  66. Tori says:

    Not that I could ever afford one but Alexander McQueen bags and wallets hands down <3

  67. Amber Saunders says:

    Love matte shadows! Matte Lipstick is NOT for me!

  68. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen!!!
    It’s a big NO for me on glittery lipstick – I think you can only get away with it in your teens & early 20s. And I love a great gel pen…

  69. Kwmechelle says:

    Best purses? Kate Spade! I dunno. Something about her collection really speaks to me. You’ve got whimsical, fun bags as well as structured professional bags & everything in between. I’m currently window shopping for my next KS purse. I’m sure others like Louise Vitton (?) rank high up there but that’s above my price range. Beautiful day here, finally! Six- seven straight days of rain equals no Bueno πŸ™‚

  70. Isabella says:

    I have never tried glittery lipstick but I’m gonna say yes to it anyway. More glitter to the people! And happy Mother’s Day!

  71. Heather L. says:

    Happy Mothers Day to my fellow moms out there! I’ll be celebrating with my two sets of twins!

    The biggest thing on my mind right now is relief to be done with the spring semester at college! Bring on summer break – I need it!

    I love glittery lipstick! In fact, I love all kinds of lipstick. Mattes are another of my favorites. I even go for outrageous colors. I’ve got several blues, a few greens, a black, and a gray in my collection! I don’t discriminate when it comes to lipstick colors (unless I’m putting on makeup for the office!)

  72. Mary W says:

    I love pencils and iPhones. For backpacks, carry bags, laptop bags and totes you can’t beat the quality of Rickshaw Bags – made in San Francisco. Hand made in the USA and can be totally customized. Check them out at rickshawbags.com

  73. Lisa says:

    Favorite matte product nyx soft matte cream, butter London matte lipstick

  74. Lulu says:

    I don’t use glittery lipsticks usually. I don’t believe they look good on my little lips))

  75. Leona says:

    I’m going to go with a no for glitter lipstick, but yes for very shimmery gloss πŸ™‚

  76. Brian says:

    I am team iPhone! Even though it is a 5S. I just don’t really have the need to have the “latest and greatest” and I don’t love huge phones.

  77. Amy says:

    I’ll pass on glittery lipstick.

  78. Shanty says:

    Best purses they have to be YSL ones.I love them but wish to afford them. Happy mother’s day Karen!!!

  79. Lynn T. says:

    Last year i went to Tokyo and took the subway…large crowd!
    But for the most part I stay away from events and such with crowds.

  80. Elizabeth says:

    glittery lipstick? yes, yes, yes! i love some of kat von d’s lipsticks with sheer glitter…i feel quite bad ass wearing it πŸ˜‰

  81. Anastassia says:

    Happy Mother’s day!

  82. Chris25 says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Karen! Connor and Tabs are lucky to have you as their mom! <3
    Chris25 recently posted … Etude House Sheet Masks

  83. Trillina Palemi says:

    Glittery lipstick no!!!!

  84. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    Coffeeee <3

  85. Andrea says:

    Happy mother’s day Karen!!

  86. Nika says:

    I’m 33 weeks today! So excited!!

  87. Nicole Anderson says:

    Glittery lips are worse on my pout then mattes they tear my lips to pieces and beyond….I’m a total matte girl but I do love to create my own shimmering eye from time to time Lit glitter is one of my hands down HG products(: Happy 1st mothers day too you xxoo

  88. Sarah Sq. says:

    Glitter everything!!!

  89. Sophie says:

    Have a great Mother’s Day, Karen!

    No glittery lipsticks or matte ones for me. I need some shine!

  90. Sara says:

    Not a big fan of glitter in lipstick because I think it fades weird.

  91. Lisa Brown says:

    I gravitate to pencils most of the time.

  92. LaTanya says:

    no to glittery lipstick

  93. Rachel A. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I’m torn on matte lipsticks–I love that they last longer but have having the moisture stripped from my lips. Maybe I need to try more to find my favorite formula.

  94. Maren says:

    I don’t love glittery lipstick. Just color, color, color with no distractions. Pencils and pens? Both. More of everything!

  95. Darcy Abe says:

    I like a shimmer in my lipstick but I don’t actually want chunky pieces of glitter left on my lips after the lipstick wears away. That said, one of those new UD Vice lipsticks contains glitter but the color look great. I think I would have to see it in person and swatch it myself to decide whether or not to chance the glitter.

  96. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’m not a fan of glittery lipstick.

  97. Olivia M says:

    I like wearing matte eyeshadow, matte eyeliner, matte lipstick, matte blush, and matte foundation. Sooo, basically matte everything!

  98. Irene says:

    Glitter in lipstick is a total deal breaker!! Not only does it look terrible (usually), but the texture is so displeasing to my lips

  99. Ali Celestino says:

    Love glitter lip gloss Happy Mothers Day

  100. Aury says:

    I really like matte eyeshadow. My favorite has been Kat Von D’s shade + light eye palette.

  101. Alexis says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen! I’m glad that Connor slept good for you. This spring has been flying by so fast! I’m FINALLY seeing the doctors and specialists that know how to treat my medical issues. So needless to say I feel like I live in doctor offices. I did go to Ulta to pick up some $11 UD Revolution lipstick and Alice lipstick. I was curious about your thoughts on the 120 shade collection of Urban Decay Vice lipstick? I really love the Revolution formula and I can’t believe there will be 120 lipstick shades! I’m not so sure about it and won’t know how I feel until I try some out.

  102. Kris says:

    Lot’s of great Mother’s Day sales going on in the beauty world this weekend.
    Milani metalic Matte lip pies are exciting me this week. Ordered a few and can’t wait til they arrive

  103. ann b says:

    yes to pencils. no to glittery lipstick.

  104. Janetta says:

    Pens all the way!
    Happy 1st Mothers Day Karen! & Happy Mothers Day to all the MBB Mommas!

  105. Virginia says:

    I’ve recently discovered that Clinique has great matte lipsticks.

  106. Crystal Sell says:

    Lately I have been liking the more shimmery lipglosses. Not the ones with big chunks of glitter though. I think I’m too old for that look!

  107. Jessie C. says:

    I am a pencil person. Love all kinds of pencils.

  108. Amy Z. says:

    I like eyeshadow pencils the best.

  109. Nicole says:

    The Laura Mercier Velour Lovers lipstick is my dream matte formula!

  110. AmyBS says:

    I never wear lipstick, with or without glitter, but it looks great on other people

  111. Sandy P says:

    Hard to believe that CC can be old enough to sleep that long…great 1st Mothers Day gift to you. Haven’t been to Ulta or Sephora lately but I understand that UD is coming out with a new line of lipsticks. Probably don’t need another but ready for a new one anyway. There is a beautiful shade called Violate that I love…just don’t like the name!!

  112. Lauren says:

    You absolutely cannot go wrong with a matte contour kit; Anastasia Beverly Hills classic powder kit is my holy grail!

  113. Heather G says:

    I’m cooking for Mother’s Day, my Mother in Law has Alzheimers Disease so we always cook and celebrate there.

    Happy (1st) Mother’s Day to you πŸ™‚

  114. Wren says:

    Glittery lipstick? Hell yes. There are so many different kinds of glitter and I think if it’s worn right, it’s a really stunning look. I’m also glad metallics are coming back in style πŸ™‚

  115. Renee Richardson says:

    I’m a really big fan of matte lipsticks and I have been wearing Nyx’s brand for a while now. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and Have a Great Weekend!!

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  116. Amy says:

    I braved the mall today and Target so lots of crowds….

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

  117. Terri says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!

    I was in a large crowd last weekend when we had our college’s honors ceremony.

  118. Triana Yentzen says:

    Matte?? Everything!! Matte lipsticks and eye shadows definitely. I’ve only recently started wearing lipsticks that aren’t matte. And while some are great, they just don’t do it for me πŸ™‚

  119. jules m. says:

    glittery lipstick is not for me, i think it looks cute on teenagers though

  120. Eileen C says:

    So many questions to answer! HAPPY MAMA’S DAY!!!
    Glittery lipstick- not for me…. Matte makeup products- eyeshadow all the way, last time I was in a large crowd was probably yumcha two weeks ago on a Sunday. I have a HTC Desire Eye (takes awesome photos!) and prefer pens πŸ™‚ I love makeup ad stationery πŸ˜€

  121. Kimm says:

    Happy Mothers Day Karen! Hope lil Conner and Hubs spoil you rotten! You deserve it! I love matte eyeshadow. I like the matte lip look but I just have to grab the lip gloss as soon as I put it on! Don’t know why!!!

  122. Kristine says:

    Happy Mothers Day to you! Hope you enjoy your day new mama! We have two little ones, so quiet time is sparse. Dropping some lush bath bombs tonight!

    And I have an iPhone 6!

  123. Emily says:

    Yes to glittery lipstick!

  124. Lisa Fisher says:


  125. Lori P says:

    No to glittery lipstick buy the Milani metallic liquid lipsticks…gorgeous.

    Also Pens…in my business pencils are a no-no

  126. Susan Christy says:

    I’m a little old for glittery lipstick. Don’t know who makes the best bags but my favorite is my Michael Kors tote.

  127. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I’ve never tried glittery lipstick.

  128. mrsshukra says:

    No glittery lipsticks for me!

  129. Deretta says:

    Happy first Mother’s Day to you, Karen! Little Connor Claire is a beauty, just like her mama!! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

  130. rachel says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating yourself, baby girl and all the time you have ahead.

  131. Mitzi says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Karen, and your awesome interns! Hope your day is filled with fun and laughter. πŸ™‚ I’ll be staying home tomorrow as well – hmm, maybe I can convince my son to make me pancakes (not likely, but a girl can dream, right? LOL)
    Glad to hear Connor Claire is sleeping through the night! Ahh, the joys of finally being able to sleep blissfully for more than 4 hours at a time….

  132. Krystle says:

    I like Kate Spade bags!

  133. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen,

    Happy Mother’s Day

    Glittery lipstick: yes or no?
    Yes and No; it just depends on the occasion.

    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?
    Matte Primer, Matte Lipstick, Matte eyeshadow, Matte blush

    When was the last time you were in a large crowd?

    Who makes the best purses/bags?
    Coach, Dooney, MichaelKors

    What kind of phone do you have?

    Pencils or pens?

  134. Alona Y says:

    I haven’t tried glittery lipstick yet but I’d really like to! I’d be curious about a lavender/purple shade.

  135. Nikki M says:

    Hi Karen!

    Can I celebrate Mother’s day if I’m a cat mommy to three adorable rescue kitties?

    I love love love the sonia kashuk poppy nude lip crayon. Best matte red ever.

  136. Tania G says:

    Happy Mother’s day! I was in a large crowd today when i took my little guy to see the Laurie Berkner Band which was great!

  137. Michelle says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! Thanks to all the moms for all the many ways you’ve all sacrificed to take care, love, and raise us! πŸ™‚

    Here are all the my responses to the questions:
    Glittery lipstick: yes or no?
    I’m not so adventurous for the lips yet so I’ll pass on glittery lipstick.
    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?
    Eye, bronzer, foundation… Oily skin equals matte products.
    When was the last time you were in a large crowd?
    Last Wednesday for band and choir rehearsals.
    Who makes the best purses/bags?
    Most fashionable may have to go to Michael Kors or Kate Spade. The most durable and long lasting hands down: Timbuk2
    What kind of phone do you have?
    iPhone (an archaic one, but it works)
    Pencils or pens?
    Pens… Unless I’m taking a test. πŸ˜‰

  138. Judy says:

    Ahhh! 10K run tomorrow! So not ready due to slacking off from training… hoping for the best… * cry cry *

  139. meka says:

    I have an iphone 6. cant wait until the fall when the iphone 7 comes out!

  140. Rachel R. says:

    Happy first Mother’s Day, Karen! Glittery lipstick is a YES, of course. #glitterislife

  141. Chris says:

    Glittery lipstick (and eyeliner, and eyeshadow, and cheeks, and…) every single day from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Otherwise, um, no.

  142. Stephanie says:

    Happy 1st mother’s day! Such a special time. I just got a Samsung Galaxy 7 phone and I love it! Definitely recommend!

  143. Laura G. says:

    Have a happy first Mother’s Day! And no to the glittery lipstick.

  144. Deb says:

    Hi Karen,

    Don’t push yourself too much too fast is the mom advice I can offer. Unless you’re wanting to do it (for yourself.) Then it’s ok. Just don’t feel pressured. Happy Mothers Day!

  145. Emily L. says:

    Happy Caturday and Mothers Day! I LOVE ballpoint pens xD Weird I know, but always have to have a couple nearby so I can jot down reminders to myself.

  146. Tracy Robertson says:

    I have had a bad relationship with pencils my whole life. The feel and the sound of the lead scraping on the paper is really disturbing to me, like how nails are on a chalkboard to a lot of people. I can remember being in early elementary school and we weren’t let allowed to use pens. Everything was supposed to be in pencil until we got to the 4th grade, I think it was. When I absolutely had to use a pencil, I would make it as sharp as possible and press lightly when printing, that minimized the trauma somewhat, LOL! But I was usually sneaking in pens and using them in spite of the teacher’s objections because pencils get on my nerves that much. I don’t even own a pencil now days (unless you count the eyeliner pencils – which don’t make an awful sound when being applied-thank goodness!) HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY KAREN!

  147. Ann says:

    I have been obsessed with all the new items coming out of sephora in April – and having so much fun trying them all out. Hope I win!!

  148. Jamie says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    I definitely give a big YES to glittery lipstick…and glittery everything else!

  149. Paula K says:

    Happy Mothers Day!! IMHO Etienne Aigner makes the best handbags.

  150. Laura says:

    I love glittery lipstick!

  151. Clarissa says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!!
    No to the glittery lipstick….unless you’re under 10.

  152. Rachel says:

    My favorite matte product has to be Tarte’s matte blushes!
    Rachel recently posted … Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick in Mad Hatter

  153. Sharon M says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Karen! Today has to be extra-sweet for you, and I hope you, El Hub and Connor Claire had a wonderful day!

    Glittery lipstick? I’m too old for it. Nowadays it’s all about satiny MLBB lipsticks and the occasional bright (like MAC Show Orchid). Am working up the courage to try some of the newer matte lipsticks out there — Kat Von D’s look intriguing, too.

  154. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! Happy 1st Mother’s day! πŸ˜‰

  155. claudia davis says:

    I just wanted to wish you a happy first Mother’s Day!

  156. Seddon T says:

    Glittery lipstick is fun! And I love my Sapphire blue Fossil bag πŸ™‚

  157. Jennifer says:

    No glitter lipstick for me-but it sure is pretty!

  158. susan says:

    I love pens however I have to admit that they are the ones that can be erased. I’m always making mistakes!

  159. BooBooNinja says:

    My sister makes the best purses and bags!

  160. Patrycja K. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! One of my favorite products that I use every day is the Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick- pink. Having 3 kids, I don’t get a lot of sleep and this shimmer makes me look like I had a very good night sleep. Love the product

  161. Jenna says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!! I love glittery lipstick. Who am I kidding, I love glittery ANYthing. πŸ™‚
    Jenna recently posted … Must-Have Mother’s Day Gifts From ModCloth!

  162. Miyoko says:

    I love a nice nude lipstick. And Kate spade and Tory Burch hand bags are hands down my favorites. I totally bought that Kate spade wristlet you blogged about. The one that perfectly fits the 6plus. Found it at the outlets in a light pink. It’s been my go to for running errands when I don’t want to carry a big bag around.

  163. MelodyJ says:

    I like both pens and pencils.

  164. Varsha says:

    Chanel makes the classiest purses/bags everr!!

  165. Anastasia T. says:

    Michael Kors makes the best purses/bags πŸ™‚

  166. sheila ressel says:

    The last time I was in a large crowd was 2 months ago when I went to Universal Studios.

  167. Mardi says:

    Being a 90s girl I like my foundation fairly matte.

  168. Sandra says:

    Glittery lipstick is big no-no for me

  169. y. says:

    best bags: forever 21!

  170. Rhoda K says:

    Pens – always pens!

  171. Kim Henrichs says:

    Definitely no on the glittery lipstick!

  172. Ashleigh says:

    Happy Mother’s Day lovely! I like matte shadows in the crease, as well as matte blushes (though I do have some ones with a sheen that I also love), and my favorite bronzers are the Too Faced chocolate bronzers which are matte too! πŸ™‚

  173. Denay says:

    I avoid all large crowds! Happy Mother’s Day!

  174. Denise S says:

    I prefer pens for the most part. But I like mechanical pencils for things that don’t need to last forever, such as shopping lists.

  175. ericca says:

    Happy Mother’s day!
    Glittery lipstick: yes or no? Hell no. However, if it nye party , why not live a little
    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear? eyeshadow, lipstick
    When was the last time you were in a large crowd? a sorority meeting
    Who makes the best purses/bags?affordable a good leather bag.. dooney and burke. so overlooked
    What kind of phone do you have? samsung s 6 edge which i had to return twice for repaired. i think the s stand for sh**
    Pencils or pens? pens but who doesnt love a good pencil. takes you back to elementary school

  176. Dawn says:

    Glitter lipstick is pretty but gritty.

  177. Bridget says:

    Yes to glittery lipstick. There should be more glitter in the world. Period.

    MAC Soft Brown is my favorite matte eyeshadow.

    I think the last large crowd I was in would have to be at a Springsteen show in Baltimore a few weeks ago.

    I love the Travelog bags for convenience and safety, but my favorite purses are always the ones picked up at craft shows and night markets.

    Ha! My phone is an ancient LG slide phone and I stalwartly refuse to upgrade to a smartphone.

    What kind of phone do you have?
    Pencils or pens?

  178. Laurinha says:

    I like to wear e/s, blush and lipstick matte ones.
    Most of the time

  179. alice says:

    Pens and pencils please! I am such a pen and pencil hog. I have a hard time going into the stationary store for just the things I need. I have mechanical pencils from high school still. The Pentel ones with the side clicker, near the thumb. still works, still awesome!

  180. Stephanie says:

    I have a 6S, I sort of wish we had gotten 6 Plus’. I do love my phone though, so I’m not complaining.

    Pens mostly, sometimes at work I do something that requires a pencil and then I only use a specific brand of pencils.

    The best bags I’ve ever had have all been Kate Spade.

    I’m a matte lip kind of gal, but I have to alternate with less matte lip products or my lips get super dry and disgusting.

  181. Jaclyne L. says:

    I love anything by Tarte!

  182. Erik is a funky little guy, he can sleep monster stretches or 3 hours or wake up every hour. He’s killing me with this waking up hourly until midnight business and last night he was up almost every hour. I didn’t get more than an hour at a time all night and there were only about 3.5 hours combined. Woof. Not how I wanted to spend Mother’s Day! I don’t think anything special is happening but I did request cupcakes from the store, the husband and toddler are off doing the weekly Target shop. Frosting can fix almost anything πŸ˜‚
    Nicole – paleandfreckled recently posted … Chat and Get Ready with Me – New Stuff April 2016

  183. Sarah Duehr says:

    I think glittery lipstick looks cool in pictures and ads, but weird in real life. Some women could pull if off, but not me!

  184. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Enjoy the break while you have it dear. We miss you but will be here when you come back full time or decide to keep an intern. And praise praise for seven straight hours of sleep!! Hopefully it will continue.
    I try to avoid large crowds if I can at all times. I need my personal space and large crowds don’t care what I need ha. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  185. Charlotte says:

    Happy First Mother’s Day, Karen!!

  186. Jen says:

    Glittery lips have never been my favorite. I love glittery eyes though.

  187. Stephanie says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen!
    I am not a huge fan of matte lipsticks because I prefer a bit of gloss or sheen but I also don’t like glitter on my lips. Matte eyeshadows are the bomb.com but I love how a touch of sparkle turns daytime eyes into nighttime glam.

  188. Dominique says:

    I love a glittery lipstick if it’s done right. And Happy 1st Mothers day

  189. Patricia Nicole says:

    What kind of phone do you have?
    ~ iPhone 6s

  190. Patricia Nicole says:

    Glittery lipstick: yes or no?
    ~ No. πŸ™

  191. Coline T. says:

    Prada makes the best purses/bags! πŸ™‚

  192. Stacy Holland says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen!! Usually this time of year I am so emotional. My first born daughter who passed away would be turning 8. My husband and children bought flowers and planted them in memory of her in our flowerbeds. I thought this was really sweet and such a great surprise since I’ve been meaning to work on the landscaping.

  193. Lorraine says:

    FLip phone. old school, does the job of making calls and sending texts with the fun of feeling like you are operating a Star Trek communicator every time you use it. “beam me up, Scotty!” lol

    • Anissa - Boukra says:

      So jealous of you finding a flip phone now a days! I swear all stores are filled with smartphones and I just can not find a single cool looking phone like we used to have in like 2005-2006.

  194. Maria C. says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  195. Anissa - Boukra says:

    I have a blackberry at the moment, only because a friend was getting rid of it and I didn’t have a cellphone at the time. I am NOT a phone person, like, at all. It is never charged, I do not use it and I wish I could just get rid of it for once and for all. My ideal cellphone would be a cool looking tacky flip phone from like 2005, those were really cool looking!

  196. Beth says:

    Pens all the way!! Hope your first Mother’s Day is special!

  197. Nivedita says:

    As much as I love reading your posts, I am loving the different voices too. This is not to depreciate what you do, but loving the fact that the blog is constantly rolling.
    Nivedita recently posted … The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Cream

  198. Kira Ruffin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen! Thank you for this Sephora offer!
    I hope I win, I may just buy Guerlain Meteorites if I win.

  199. jeanie says:

    happy mother’s day everyone!!!

  200. Grace says:

    I love a good matte lipstick. Surprisingly, my ultimate fave matte is the drug store brand Maybelline’s Lust For Blush. Happy New Mother’s Day Karen!

  201. Kira Ruffin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen!
    Thank you for having this Sephora Giveaway! I hope I can win so I can finally buy Guerlain Meteorites 😊

  202. judyo says:

    always pens, and as many as i can try—and thanks

  203. Nina B says:

    Glitter Lipstick: YASS

  204. Karen says:

    Happy first Mother’s Day, Karen!!
    β€’Glittery lipstick: yes or no? No. It looks weird…
    β€’What are some matte makeup products you like to wear? Eyeshadow, lipstick… I love doing a whole eye in matte colors then patting on a glittery color at the center of my eye at the end.
    β€’When was the last time you were in a large crowd? Um… I kinda avoid crowds so that’s tough haha…
    β€’Who makes the best purses/bags? I’m a big fan of Michael Kohr’s and Coach.
    β€’What kind of phone do you have? Nokia Lumia 925. Old model but awesome phone
    β€’Pencils or pens? Depends on what I’m doing. I am a bit obsessed with pens…

  205. Cindy says:

    Glittery lipstick: yes!!
    Matte makeup products – MAC Ruby Woo, Urban Decay 714, MAC Pretty Irresistible, Buxom Bold Gel lipstick in Red Inferno, Wildfire. I’m ALL about matte lipsticks!!
    Last time I was in a large crowd: Last Monday at the Pearl Jam show at Madison Square Garden!!
    Best bags? Coach, Dooney & Burke, Michael Kors
    iPhone 6S Plus!
    I use pencils AND pens . . .

  206. nlm8 says:

    Happy Mothers Day! Conner and Tabs have the coolest mom πŸ™‚
    I’m still rocking an iPhone 4!

  207. Lauren says:

    My dad just gave me the iPhone 6. Love it!

  208. Lisa C says:

    Happy First Mother’s Day! Enjoy!! I was just in a big Disney crowd a couple weeks ago. We live very close and my daughter works there so we go often πŸ™‚

  209. Tiffany says:

    Happy first Mother’s Day to you!

    Oh, and definitely pens! πŸ˜ƒ

  210. Kristen says:

    Glittery lipstick: yes or no? Big ole nope. I don’t even like lip gloss.

    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear? I like matte face products. No specific ones, but powder blushes and matte foundations, etc.

    When was the last time you were in a large crowd? Does a line in Sephora on a Friday night count? They only had two cashiers. It was ridiculous.

    Who makes the best purses/bags? I like Coach.

    What kind of phone do you have? Samsung Galaxy 3s.

    Pencils or pens? Pens, but just because I’m a lefty and pencils smear.

  211. Sara says:

    Karen- just wanted to wish you a happy first Mother’s Day!

  212. maria says:

    Happy Mothers Day!

  213. Happy Mother’s Day! πŸ™‚
    I’m enjoying my lazy Sunday with a sheet mask and Gilmore Girls.
    Lupe Hernandez recently posted … Sephora Spring Sale 2016

  214. Sakura says:

    Happy Mother’s day!

  215. Liz says:

    I have an iPhone.

  216. BlackAsphodel says:

    I have a Samsung Wave S8500.

  217. Rayshawn Shallow says:

    Happy Mother’s Day

  218. Jamie says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

    I’m not ready for the weekend to be over.

  219. Maria says:

    Happy Mother’s day Karen! I am currently coveting a Givenchy Satchel. I don’t want to outright buy it. I want to sell a couple of other bags that I never use to get it. We’ll see if it happens. Fingers crossed!

  220. Kathy says:

    I prefer pens!

  221. Sylvia says:

    Pens! I’m a bit of a pen addict.

  222. Sienna says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!! 7hrs sleep is a pretty good stretch!

  223. Raechel says:

    Hi happy Mother’s Day!!!! Just had a quick question about melisma I’m light skinned with freckles and I have this ashy brown/grey spots above my lip so it makes me look like I have a stache ived tried everything to cover it from high end to drugstore and nothing works so any advice on covering or getting rid of it would be much appreciated!!!!
    Thanks Raechel

  224. Leslie says:

    I like matte lip products, as well as some eye shadows for work

  225. Sarah W says:

    Happy first Mother’s Day, Karen! I still have a “dumb phone” (samsung)

  226. Elizabeth says:

    No to the glittery lipsticks, and I have an iphone

  227. bin du says:

    hope you’re enjoying your first mother’s day karen! Recently I’ve been loving matte lipsticks and eye shadows, I usually go for a cream (lip) and satin (eye) but I love how a bright matte shadow can look bold but not overdone for a daytime look

  228. Valerie C. says:

    Matte powder foundation because I’m oily, matte eye shadow in the crease, matte face contour.

    Happy Mother’s Day <3

  229. Nicole says:

    I have the iPhone 5S… I’ve been dying for an upgrade!!!
    Nicole recently posted … MAC Collection

  230. Kiyanna says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day Karen,

    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear? Mac lipsticks,blush & eyeshadow

    What kind of phone do you have? Droid Turbo

    Pencils or pens? Pens

  231. BB says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to New Mom Karen and everyone out there!

  232. Clemence says:


  233. Elia says:

    Happy mother’s day!🌹 I love Kat von d matte studded kisses, and I just purchased UD Alice from the new collection, its so pretty and shimmery without the frostiness, so I love it!!❀❀

  234. illy junus says:

    Happy Mothers Day, love pencils, because i love to draw

  235. Anita says:

    While I love glitter, I hate using glittery lip products.
    Give me shimmery blush, eye shadow, eyeliner, or body moisturizer and I’ll be thrilled (not to wear all at once) – just not on my lips. The last time I wore that was back in high school (which was a lifetime ago) and it ended with an embarrassing thing that effectively ruined it for me for life!

  236. Pamela Haddad says:

    Happy you got more sleep, and here’s hoping you have many more 7 hour nights! I am thrilled with the photos that my Galaxy S6 takes while we spend a few days in Turks and Caicos!

  237. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i would love to win! i love eyeliner best

  238. Lorie says:

    Best purses?! Ahhhh.. That’s just too hard. I have way too many expensive handbags that I look at. For the moment, it’s Nina Ricci. Happy First Mother’s Day to you Karen! I love seeing pics of Connor. Please post more.

  239. Trude says:

    Happy first mothers day Karen! πŸ™‚ I love my Fossil bag, I’ve been using it for a year and it still looks new.
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  240. Nikolina says:

    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear?
    Foundation and eye-shadow! πŸ™‚

  241. wina says:

    Happy Mother’s Day. Take a nice long rest because you deserve it
    wina recently posted … Vote For Victoria Secret and Get A Forever Sexy Rollerball

  242. Kim says:

    I miss Eric from True Blood. Happy Mother’s day!

  243. MARIA says:

    Happy belated Mother’s Day πŸ™‚

    Avid iPhone fan here. I still rock an ancient 4S, my husband bought me a new one but not an Apple – gave it a try, not my thing. Waiting for the 7 to come out, 6 is way too bulky.

  244. Analy Rodriguez says:

    I love mechanical pencils!

  245. zVintageFashionizta says:

    Karen, I hope you had a wonderful 1st Mother’s Day!
    The Baby sleeping 7 hours was her Mommy’s Day gift to you πŸ˜‰

    Happy belated Mother’s Day to everyone!

    I do not like glittery or shimmery cosmetics, I Lβ™‘VE my matte eyeshadows, blushes & lipsticks!

  246. Jenna O says:

    I do love glittery lipsticks <3 πŸ™‚

  247. Erika Janine says:

    I used to like glittery lipstick ok, but now I prefer something a little more natural looking. I still love a bit of sparkle on my eyes though! πŸ™‚

  248. Alexandru Rusu says:

    I have an Android Smartphone Kingzone K2 who looks like an iPhone 6 or 6s πŸ™‚

  249. Thalassa says:

    A big NO to glittery lipsticks. I like MAC matte lipsticks the most.

  250. Kelly Commerford says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5.

  251. Absolutely no to glitter lipsticks!
    And seven hours straight? You lucky woman. I once got 5 1/2 and felt like a completely new human. But usually it is four hours max, once a night.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream

  252. Lucille Jeanne Lanuza says:

    I don’t like glittery or shiny lipstick.

  253. Andrea Woodard says:

    I don’t wear makeup, but noticed all the lines on my face. Can you help me?

  254. Kecia S. says:

    I have an LG V10 in white with rose gold trim. It’s not as cool as my former Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but it gets the job done.

  255. Lisa Foster says:

    I don’t recall the last time I was in a large crowd, but the best time I ever had in a large crowd was the end of the breast cancer 3 day walk. Being in that crowd at the finish was a really joyful experience.

  256. Adrianne B says:

    Glittery lipstick- yes in theory, no in practice. It always ends up feeling awful on your lips. Save it for the editorial and fashion show.

  257. Ginny says:

    Glittery lipstick: yes or no? No
    What are some matte makeup products you like to wear? Lipstick, foundation
    When was the last time you were in a large crowd? Um, I can’t remember
    Who makes the best purses/bags? Coach
    What kind of phone do you have? iPhone 6+
    Pencils or pens? Pens

  258. Sara says:

    Pencils please! I like to erase things and just leave what is wanted rather than crossing out a bunch of wrong things. It makes it look so messy πŸ˜›

  259. Birgit Lehner says:

    I own a basic Nokia cell phone … no smartphone for me, I’m smart all by myself. πŸ˜›

  260. Melanie says:

    Happy First Mother’s Day Karen πŸ™‚ Hope you had an amazing day!

    I love Kate Spade, and my hubby actually got me a small white Kate Spade perfect for Spring as a Mother’s Day present. Amazing!

  261. veronica lee says:

    I am not a fan of glittery lipstick.

  262. Happy Mother’s Day, Karen! πŸ™‚

    I love matte eyeshadows. They make great transition shades.

  263. Natalie Yarbrough says:

    I have an iphone 5c but I am looking to get a iphone 6 soon.

  264. durdane erkal says:

    Happy (late) mother’s day Karen!!
    I still don’t like glittery lipstick but I realized nowadays I am starting to get tired of the matte craze :S Sooo we’ll see what the future will bring πŸ™‚ Plus I do have iphone and pencils are always yay!!!

  265. Vidya says:

    I’ve been loving the Kat von D liquid lipstick in Lolita!

  266. Kim says:

    Seven hours is awesome! Fingers crossed that Connor will keep it up with the long sleep stretches at night. πŸ™‚ I’m not getting here as often as I’d like but I think I’m catching all the Connor posts, which is definitely my goal. I hope you’re all having a terrific spring so far!

  267. Gina M says:

    I have an iphone 4s.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  268. Paulina Rios says:

    Happy Mother’s Day Karen! I have a IPhone 6 and Love KVD liquid lipsticks!

  269. Christine says:

    I just purchased some Obsessive Compulsive Stained Lip Glosses and a Lip Tar on sale. I thought they were merely shimmery, but that shimmer was caused by straight up teeny tiny glitter. NO. no. no. Not for me. πŸ™

  270. miareason says:

    In love with Kooba bags out of NYC. One of my absolute favorite brands, with unique designs, superior craftsmanship, and incredible leather quality. A good bag, my red lipstick, and Flowerbomb perfume, I’m good to go!

  271. Michelle L says:

    I own a Samsung phone.

  272. Jennifer says:

    I’m more of a cream, matte, or satin finish type of girl for my lipsticks. No glitter please!

  273. Regina Sevshek says:

    No to glittery lipstick!

  274. Cleone says:

    iPhone… Love it!

  275. Diane says:

    I appreciate all that you and the interns do to keep the rest of us updated on the beauty end!

  276. Melly says:

    Glitter lipstick is a big ole NO! lol! Just doesn’t look good on me.

  277. Daniela says:

    Shimmer lipstick, but not glitter.

  278. Hillary Franklin says:

    No to glitter lipstick. I love the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Crayons. I had been getting Kate Spade purses for years and loved them, but my sister got me a Tory Burch purse for my last birthday and I could tell the quality was better. It’s now my favorite brand!!

  279. Anna says:

    I still have an ancient slider phone with the full QWERTY keyboard tucked in! I get so many compliments on it πŸ˜‰ Love it!

  280. Chelsea amanda says:

    Aw! Hooray! My friend has a two month old and she sleeps really well most of the time, surprisingly. Sometimes 8 whole hours. She got lucky! I have been wanting to try colourpops matte lipstick so bad. I also want the Kay Von D cream contour kit.

  281. Chelsea amanda says:

    Also it turn twenty three tomorrow! What an excellent little gift this would be. Going to a bar at the lake!! So excited ❀️

  282. Katrina says:

    I’m starting to think about summer makeup – bronzer, colored eyeliners and I think I’m going to do a coral lip this summer!

  283. Astrild says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Karen!!!

    Glittery lipstick? What? Nooooo, thanks. And I’m not crazy about very matte formulas too. I know, I know, right now it’s weird to say something like this but I feel really matte lip products are more makeup-y and make you look older.

  284. Cathy says:

    I say no to glittery lipsticks because once the color wears off all you see is the glitter and it looks weird. Looking forward to your return!

  285. sally says:

    Happy first mothers day!

    Pens definitely!

  286. Aisha says:

    I prefer matte finishes. The Cover Girl Queen 3 in 1 is amazing. I keep trying different foundations (just because), but none of them can compare to the Cover Girl Queen 3 in 1.

  287. Rana says:

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

  288. Julene says:

    My phone is an LG G3, an android and I love it!!! I’m pretty partial to pens, since they feel more “official” when writing and specifically medium ball-point vs. gel. Although, when writing journal entries I use my fountain pen. Yes, I love stationery and could spend an entire day in Staples. I know, I have a problem ! Lol

  289. Chantal says:

    I own an iPhone 5s.

  290. annalisa says:

    I have an iPhone and I say no to glittery lipsticks, I do a metallic one once in a blue moon but no glitter!

  291. Maria K says:

    Matte makeup products i like to wear include foundation ( i have oily skin), (liquid) lipstick (i’m not a fan of lipgloss and shiny lipsticks) and also eyeshadows (but there I like to mix it up with shimmery ones πŸ™‚ ). I’m not a fan of matte nailpolish. I don’t like the look of it.

  292. Prachi says:

    Back from a super fun wedding-cation (went on 3 weeks vacation attending 3 weddings in 3 different cities)!
    Still jet lagged and tired…can really use a lift me up e card πŸ™‚

  293. Kassie says:

    I have really, really sensitive lips so glitter in my lipstick is a big no no, not that I like the look of glitter anyway.

    I just upgraded from an iPhone4 to an SE and I really love it!

  294. Deanna says:

    No glittery lipstick.

  295. Jordan says:

    The number of new UD lipsticks is kind of overwhelming!

  296. Dee says:

    Happy day after Mother’s Day!

    I just posted a reply comment to you on another post where you had recommended some lip colors to me that dry down to a “dry to the touch” texture. I got my first Colourpop that you suggested and am ecstatic!!!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ Hope you get a chance to read it when you have some time.

    Have a great week!
    πŸ˜™, Dee

  297. Barb says:

    Hi Karen. Hope you had a fantastic first Mother’s Day!! I’m loving the matte lipstick but only certain ones. Some are more dry than others!

  298. Swati says:

    YES to glittery lips!

  299. Regina S says:

    Happy Monday!

  300. Alison says:

    Hey Karen! I’ve seen that Urban Decay will be coming out with new lipsticks. I can’t wait for you to review them!

  301. Bea West says:

    I’m too darn old for glittery lipstick and only wesr matte eyeshadow.

  302. Maryna says:

    I prefer matte lipstiks no glittery lips!!!

  303. hanna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway
    hanna recently posted … Review: Billion Dollar Brows Micropencils + Swatches!

  304. buckycatt says:

    K, T & CC – What do you guys think of the oil in gloss or lipstick trend? Temporary fad or true innovation?

  305. kiki says:

    Love your baby girl Karen!

  306. Efrain says:

    Happy late Mother’s Day! I have an iPhone 6

  307. Jordi says:

    The last big crowd event I attended was the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Something like 350K people attended over the course of two days. Super fun!

  308. Brenda Disimone says:

    At the mac makeup store i bought ruby woo lipstick today

  309. Susan C. says:

    I don’t know about “best”, but lately I’ve been loving The Sak/Sakroots brand bags. They come in some really cute seasonal patterns and designs. I love when funky meets functional!

  310. nelle says:

    Glittery Lipstick is a no, it always ends up with glitter all over my face

  311. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Glittery lipstick? No thank you.

  312. Julie Simpson says:

    First, πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Happy Mothers Day! My kids are grown but I remember holding my gorgeous daughter for the first time and that smile never leaves you. Speaking of smiles, glitter lips for a photo shoot or if you are 20 going into the club it’s fine but I’ve always been a matte girl.

  313. Iris says:

    Hi Karen – Happy Mother’s Day!

    I’m just getting into makeup (especially lipsticks) so I feel like I’m discovering a whole new world! *cue Aladdin music* lol

    A friend recently gifted me my first MAC lipstick (first MAC product ever!!!) in Ruby Woo. I’m super excited to use it. XD


  314. Tosha H says:

    I don’t own it unfortunately but my dad lets me use his iPhone 6, really wish I had one of my own!

  315. rita leonard says:

    I used to love to wear lipstick but I find that the lip stains last a lot longer and are more practical

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