10 Days of Giveaways: Comment to Win Philosophy 3-in-1 Shower Gels

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The giveaway is now closed, and I’m contacting the winner by e-mail. Good luck!


One philosophy on Hawaii

There’s a chain of restaurants here in Hawaii that specializes in chili and rice. It’s called Zippy’s, and there’s at least one in every neighborhood.


Hawaii is a place of contrasts, which is a reason why I love it, but those contrasts can be a turnoff for visitors expecting an easily definable Polynesian paradise.

On the one hand, Hawaii has the grass skirts, coconut trees, fresh fruit and Hawaiian music portrayed in TV and movies, but it’s also an incredibly isolated, integrated (not just diverse) land with dozens of cultural influences contributing to create a place unlike any other in the world, where the locals (a local is anyone from the islands but can be a person of any ethnicity) speak a dialect of Pidgin English that’s probably more Pidgin than English, and Zippy’s can sell millions of bowls of Texas-style chili over white rice.

And a lot of the time, not even the locals know when or from where a particular food or phrase appeared, as if one day they woke up and everyone around them was eating chili with chopsticks, dipping Portuguese sweet bread into it and having fresh cut mangoes for desert. πŸ™‚

Today’s giveaway

Ten Days of Giveaways keeps on chuggin’, my lil’ chocolate haupia pies!

Today’s giveaway lets you indulge day or night without having to worry about how all that decadence will make your thighs look in your bikini.



The Prize

Two lucky ladies will each win Philosophy’s A Diet You Can Live With shower gel set.

Each set comes with three Philosophy 3-in-1 Shower Gels in Creme Brulee, Pink Frosted Layer Cake and Fudge Cake (a $30 value), YUM!

How to enter

Entering is easy, and unlike that slice of chocolate cream pie, it’s totally fat free! To enter, just leave a quick comment below about anything at all. Tell me what you did last night, where you’d like to go this summer, your favorite video game or the name of your secret crush!

IÒ€ℒll choose the two winners at random from among the people who enter by 11:59PM PST tonight (Thursday).


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


The giveaway is now closed, and I’m contacting the winner by e-mail. Good luck!


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  1. NINA says:

    Hey Karen! Whats up with you? Im at work … busy-ish but wanting today and Friday to fly by faster. After a dentist’s appointment tomorrow (that im not excited about) — its the weekend! I would like to spend this long weekend reading and maybe cooking. Cant wait! Its a much neeeded break!

  2. Pia says:

    Karen! What’s shakin’? I was reading about Zippy’s and all that stuff bout rice and chilli just about to make me hungry. And it’s 11ish pm here. I wanna see pictures of the stuff people eat there. i might not land in Hawaii ever, but I’d make sure my spirit could. Lol

  3. Jian says:

    Hawaii looks soo gorgeous! I would *so* love to be there right now, instead of revising!

    Jian´s last blog post..I’m still alive! (Just about)

  4. A-diddy says:

    The first really hot day of the summer was yesterday and so I went to the local ice-cream store with some friends, sat outside and ate some delicious ice-cream!

  5. YadiQ says:

    i am totally enamored by hawaii by your descriptions alone

    this weekend the step kids are in town it will be a cupcake bake – off

    i will try not to eat any lol !

  6. jamie says:

    ooo! i went there when i was in oahu recently! yumm yumm yummmy
    and the philosophy, even yummier!

    hope you’re having the best time everrr!

  7. Sandy says:

    I’d love to visit my friends on Tybee Island, just outside of Savannah, Georgia, as soon as possible! And I’d love to win the Philosophy 3-in-1 so I can give it to my SO. He already uses his cheapo drugstore shampoo to wash his face, and I’d like to show him the difference between that and something good.

  8. Nina says:

    I wish I was there right now! Oh well, I’ll just drown my sorrows in cake! LOL

  9. Nikki says:

    hey karen! this summer im going to WA state for the 4th and celebrating my birthday shortly after and after hat in august im going home to NC for 4 weeks πŸ™‚ im super excited

  10. joanne says:

    I just went to Zippy’s for the first time this year. Love that chili!

  11. wendy says:

    I love to play WII Mario Kart with my son! πŸ™‚

  12. A. Rose says:

    I’m going to Vegas with my bf for our 3-year anniversary!! πŸ˜€

    A. Rose´s last blog post..Drugstore Product Reviews

  13. Katrina says:

    Hi Karen, I’ve actually been trying out makeup and hair looks for my cousin’s wedding on Saturday. I think I finally got the perfect one. Now I’m on my way out the door to give my grandma a manicure for the wedding. Bye!

  14. Aleksandra says:

    Hey Karen!

    I am currently traveling across Europe with my fiancée! We are doing a tour of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, England, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro and more!

    We’re going to be on vacation for three months as a pre-wedding getaway!

    I hope you are having a FUNTABULOUS time enjoying the sun and gorgeous scenery!

    Enjoy! πŸ˜€

  15. Deanna says:

    I love philosophy! Pick me πŸ™‚

  16. Danielle says:

    Hey Karen – I hope you’re enjoying your visit to Hawaii πŸ™‚ Well, today, I’m taking a midterm and then going to see my boyfriend because he graduates from college tomorrow!

  17. Nitzan says:

    great giveaway. I hope to go out of country this summer – probably to Europe or somewhere else.


    Nitzan´s last blog post..Chunky Monkey – Banana Chocolate Muffins

  18. ines says:

    hey karen!

    things have been pretty crazy lately… but i am adopting a kitty soon! can’t wait.

    help me to choose a name… obviously the cat should have some sort of dance-related name as i’m obsessed with it:
    a) cha cha
    b) rumba
    c) samba
    d) tango
    e) mr/miss jive

    i was thinking rumba if a boy kitty and cha cha or samba if a girl kitty.


  19. Karen B says:

    I wish I’d been more faithfull to my external harddisk. My laptop crashed on monday and all of my files are gone πŸ™ *big snif*

  20. Lo says:

    i’m a teacher and it’s the end of the school year and my kids are itching to get out of school and so am i!!!

  21. Fiona says:

    What a lovely give-away for the spring – philosophy shower products are just fab! It’s lovely weather here in the UK right now btw – not approaching Hawaii standards, but enough to keep us happy.

  22. Dana says:

    I am very much looking forward to my Japan trip this July. It will be my second trip to Japan. I love the shops in Tokyo and the history, the culture in Kyoto. πŸ™‚

  23. Zara says:

    Hi Karen!

    Loving the pictures you’ve taken on your trip– so beautiful! Hopefully someday I can visit Hawaii as well. πŸ™‚

    Hmmm… secret crush eh? I think my teaching assistant is pretty cute. πŸ˜‰ Ah! Talk about forbidden love.

  24. Rem says:

    Hello there!! Giovanni’s Shrimp Shack in the North Shore. BEST jumbo garlic shrimp. **Drroooolllsss….

  25. L says:

    omg, i was sniffing these last time i was at sephora and they’re delicious!

  26. Nicole15 says:

    I am soooo hungry for lunch right now and off to the Dunkin Donuts over the bridge so that I can grab a Turkey, Cheddar & Bacon Flatbread Sandwich…with some hash browns of course. May not be fat free like the giveaway, but it will taste soooo incredibly good πŸ™‚

  27. Andrea says:

    I’m going to Jamaica next week so I’m loving all of your pics of Hawaii

  28. Vandana says:

    karen, all these hawaii posts are making me even more motivated to move there. What can i say: year around sunshine, sunshine, sunshine πŸ˜€

  29. TaLaisa says:

    Hi Karen!
    Just listening to your descriptions makes me even more jealous of my darling Hubs who lived in Hawaii for quite a few years. He’s promised to take me, twice it’s been put of by pregnancy and again last year by a job layoff. Someday. Little does he know once I get there, I won’t want to leave.

    TaLaisa´s last blog post..Happy Valentines

  30. Debbie says:

    I’m going to Aruba at the end of June, I’m really excited!

  31. Denisa says:

    I’m going to Virginia Beach this weekend! It probably wont be as beautiful as the beaches in Hawaii, but at least I will be able to get some relaxing done =) Hope you are enjoying yourself on your trip! I can’t wait to come see Hawaii for myself one day!

  32. Maria says:

    In Spain we havent got this Philosophy things, i wanna try them!

  33. I watched AI last night and can’t believe Adam did not win. Anyways, does anybody know what brand of eye/guyliner he uses? hee hee πŸ™‚

    have a good day to everyone!

    somethingpurple´s last blog post..the bride.

  34. tricia c says:

    i have no where and nothing to do this summer how boring.

  35. anna says:

    never tried any Philosophy products but they look very yummy. i also have a friend who is a big philosophy fan, so she recommended me some of their products πŸ™‚

  36. LauraJ says:

    I went to Kauai last year and your pics make me want to go back

  37. Lee says:

    I’m going to Waikiki this summer for 1 week πŸ™‚
    Top five must-haves for the trip (in no particular order):
    1) Image Organic Sundefense Sunblock for the face
    2) Too Faced’s LOCKDOWN in every shade!
    3) Waterproof mascara
    4) Philosphy Hope in a Jar
    5) Kiehls Deep Conditioner

    So excited!

  38. Kelsey says:

    I’m spending the summer studying abroad in London and Scotland! I’m so excited to leave!!

  39. veedee says:

    Of course, I watched the American Idols finale last night! It’s a staycation for us this summer!

  40. Elle says:

    well, my company has a volleyball tournament against other companies… and we’re losing quite bad (*embarrassment*) lol but tonight i’m going to go and see why are we so horrible!

  41. sloan says:

    AARRGGHH!! I’m so jealous that you’re on vacay right now! I’m taking 2 weeks off work (read: to heaven from hell) starting June 8th, and I can’t wait! Hope you’re having fun πŸ™‚ It’s only 11 degrees C here…not exactly tropical!

  42. Abigail says:

    Hi Karen…
    Right now I’m working… too much work… but I think is fine, better than be bored…

    But also looking forward to the weekend, I’ve got some nice recipes I wanna try.. some banana muffins and a spinach and ricotta fussilli.. yummi!

    Have a nice day!!

  43. Babybubblz says:

    The look delicious enough to eat!

  44. Casey says:

    thanks for the give away! I love the name of the set, “A diet you can live with”…isn’t that the truth!

    Also, Zippy’s?! I miss Zippy’s so much, I may have to go to the local L&L for lunch.

    Aloha and mahalo!

  45. angela says:

    schools been intense, cant wait for a few days off for memorial day!

  46. Hana says:

    I would love to trade places with you and be in Hawaii… or maybe visit the motherland: Fiji! Anywhere in the South Pacific would be divine!

  47. Jenna says:

    I so need a vacation. Would love to win this.

  48. Teri says:


    I would love to win these. My baby is allergic to dairy and chocolate so I am missing these sweet treats!!

  49. Zmama says:

    My fav video game is super mario!!!

  50. Rachael Williams says:

    Last night I took my poochie poo Isis for a long walk!

  51. Susie says:

    I would love to go to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer. It’s so beautiful there!

  52. June says:

    mmmm all this talk about chocolate cream pie
    has got me craving something sweet:)although
    i think banana cream pie is even better! hehe
    My fave thing to do in the summer is lounge outside
    by the pool sipping fruity drinks, get a good tan:)
    listen to music, go boating,& swimming!!! all fun stuff<3

  53. rachel says:

    I like that quote: “A diet is a state of mind. Live abundantly.”

  54. A. Ozair says:

    we are going to NY in a few days..yaaay! πŸ˜€

  55. amber says:

    Hey Karen, hope you’re having a fabulous time in Hawaii. I definitely want to visit the island someday. Right now I am up to my elbows in work, plus battling a nasty cold. Ick! I’ve been drinking this tea called “Stripteas” – it’s tea that comes in cute little aluminum strip “tea bags”. It’s so good and really cute. I also need to buy my ticket to Los Angeles this summer within the next month also. I’ll be (hopefully) doing acting work and getting a chance to soak up the sun. Ahhh, can’t wait!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love Philosophy!

  56. ritadebora says:

    Hi, I’m going to Canada this year. I’ll be in the Calgary festival. I hope it will be some great vacations!!!!

  57. Springbride says:

    It was my and hubby’s first monthsarry yesterday ( We got married last month ) but I was too tired, lazy and didn’t want to do anything when I got home from work so I changed into my jammies, watched Tori & Dean Season 1 Dvd and ate chocolates in bed. What a day!

  58. Ali says:

    Hope you’re having a great time in Hawaii! And thanks for all the giveaways!

  59. Cindyrella says:

    Karen, I love Hawaii too and can’t wait to go back soon. I love the Kailua pork and the lunch boxes you can get from the trucks. I can smell the plumeria now!!

  60. Sara says:

    Hope you are enjoying your trip! I would love to travel anywhere this summer, really! I have 2 small girls so our travel plans are limited but hope to get away to WI or MI for a week or so this summer for some family time:) Please enter me in….I am a philosophy lover!:)

  61. gio says:

    They look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. jeng says:

    every night i always play jewelquest 3 before going to bed lol.

  63. Ann says:

    Ah it’s been a year since I’ve visited Hawaii! Keep the photos cominggg! πŸ™‚

  64. Magda says:

    Gee, Karen, I must admit you freaked me out a little with this “powodzenia” thing… :o)

    Italy would be nice, I guess.. right, dream on, Magda: no exotic holidays for me this year, just the Polish seaside, a bit drab but fragrant (if you are lucky)


  65. Catherine says:

    Hi Karen!

    Last night… I didn’t get any sleep at all! I’m still recovering from a bad sinus infection and my runny, itchy nose wouldn’t give me any respite at all. I tried sleeping for a few hours but gave up around 4am when I started writing a very long, detailed post on my skincare routine, lol (I use an oil moisturizer, which I feel like is always hard to explain to people inundated with the oil=grease=bad dogma). Then in the morning I filmed a video of me talking about my skincare routine and I’m still in the process of uploading the second half to youtube. I took another dose of my decongestant though… hopefully it’ll help so I can nap later today.

    Catherine´s last blog post..Skincare Routine – VERY VERY VERY LONG POST

  66. Sarah says:

    I really, really want to go anywhere warm with a beach this summer.. I’m going to Ocean city, MD for a weekend, but I wish I stay longer πŸ™

  67. Erin says:

    Fat-free pink frosted layer cake?! COUNT ME IN!

    Erin´s last blog post..Cheery Bathroom

  68. Jennifer says:

    Ready for vacation!

  69. Amanda says:

    I love philosophy 3 in 1’s. I have at least 5 in my shower right now….but would love some more…so pick me πŸ™‚

  70. Sherry B. says:

    Hi, Karen! Wish I were in Hawaii! No hope of my ever getting there, but it looks so beautiful and I am glad you’re having such a great time. I’ll just have to enjoy it vicariously through your posts and photos!

  71. Halifax says:

    I heard a lot about Phylosophy, haven’t brought myself to try a single product yet πŸ™‚ How’s Tabs doing, Karen?

  72. Rachel says:

    The nice weather is making me sleepy! It’s getting pretty warm outside, and all I want to do is take a nap…wish I could take one in Hawaii, by the ocean!

  73. Jenna says:

    It’s hot today but my apartment is nice and cool! The AC isn’t even on, yay!

  74. landwhale says:

    I just started using Philosophy this year and i love it! Great skin care.

  75. Janelle says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve been working 12 hour days, preparing for a presentation I’m doing this Friday, so I’ve been missing quite a few of your giveaways but I’m so glad I caught this one! I love Philosophy! πŸ™‚

  76. Laura says:

    ARGH, I want a chocolate haupia pie SO BADLY! But, alas, I live in Wichita, KS. So I will settle for… something else. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your trip!

  77. Vickie says:

    I have a secret crush on my new business partner! He is fourteen years my junior and is adorable and funny. Our business relationship is healthy and profitable and he does not have a clue that I fantasize about him!!! πŸ™‚

  78. Kelly G says:

    Hi Karen. Sounds like you are really exploring the cuisine over there! I’m a total foodie and we’re having some friends over this weekend so that I can teach them how to cook healthy meals and show them how to use some herbs from my garden. I hope it turns out okay!!

  79. Austrian_Babe says:

    I`m watching germany´s next topmodel now. And I love cake flavored shower gels!

  80. Brianna says:

    I was totally disapointed that Allison did not win Americas Next Top Model!

  81. Heather says:

    Going to Sydney, Australia, which reminds me.. What makeup/skincare/whatever should I get while I’m there (I’m from the U.S. so anything non US?)

  82. christi says:

    i’m making my homework… no fun at all πŸ™


  83. Kristina says:

    We have had 20 (yes twenty) inches of rain in the past 4 days here in Florida. Our county has been declared a disaster area due to the flooding and people are getting around town in boats. This means that my 2 Jack Russell terriers have been cooped up inside for 4 days without any exercise and last night for Dink’s 12th birthday my husband gave each puppy a cupcake. They were so jacked up on sugar they were running around the house like it was a racetrack! Hawaii is sounding really good right now…

  84. Marta says:

    I just wake up from a nap and I am late for a meeting. I dont even know if I want to go.

  85. Megan says:

    I am so jealous of you right now. I want to go to Hawaii! This has seriously been one of those weeks. I need a vacation. Really the only thing getting me through this week is knowing that I have a 3 day weekend coming up.

  86. KyaLyn says:

    Ooo! Yummy! I’m headed out for my own vacation in a couple of weeks. The DH and I are going to London, Scotland and NY. I can’t wait. I’d love to be going some place warmer like Hawaii, but no vacation time or money for an extra trip this year.

  87. Anh says:

    Hi Karen,

    I stayed up late last night, waiting for my roommate to go to sleep so I can watch videos online. I suspect she’s been sucking up the bandwidth. My life is pretty sad.

    Anh´s last blog post..ghosts of boyfriends past

  88. kanita says:

    Hi Karen! More than anything I would love to go back to visit Croatia, which is where I’m from. I’m too busy with school this summer so I probably won’t even get to go anywhere until next πŸ™

    kanita´s last blog post..$5,000 SEPHORA SHOPPING SPREE!!!

  89. Lou says:

    Hmm….just say anything…always a dangerous thing to say to me! Think it’s safest to go with what I did last night….Last night I made myself a proper boiled egg with white toast soldiers (and there’s a small chance I might have put Marmite smiley faces on them….) x

  90. elinabelle says:

    Whip me up a beautiful cake Sweetie! The no fat version is the best kind!

  91. Sally says:

    First of all, I am completely jealous that you are in Hawaii! It is my dream vacation ever since I was in middle school and obsessed with watching Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel’s Great Hotels.

    Second of all, I am super psyched (and whipping out most of my favorite makeup tools) because my boyfriend who lives in a small town is coming to visit today!

  92. Brittany says:

    I should get off the computer and give my cats a bath, haha, I’m just too lazy right now πŸ˜›

  93. Lucy says:

    Hi Karen! Your so lucky being in Hawaii. Some day I will get there. I think I would just be in the water every day.
    I’ve also been playing Diaper Dash on BigFish. I can’t get enough of this game. Don’t forget to bring me home a present!

  94. Kelly M says:

    I just love your blog! It is sooo addictive. I really liked your tips about making a palette, I will have to try it sometime. The philosophy set looks amesome, I love this brand. If I had the money I would definitely go on vacation to Illinois to see my family

  95. Basak says:

    Hey Karen! I am at the office so I am pretty jealous of your Hawaii time roght now πŸ™‚ I am happy for you though (;-*) I am leaving for N.Y. City and Boston next week but maybe I should have gone somewhere sunnier by the beach (sighes)…

  96. Kristina says:

    Hi Karen! I watched AI last night … so disappointed Adam Lambert didn’t win! But I’m dying to try philosophy products … I hear the smells are to-die-for!

  97. JennySue says:

    Hey Karen, I went to Oahu and Maui on my honeymoon 8 years ago (has it really been that long ago…)

    Last night I ate pizza with my 3 boys (32 my hubby, 3 Jack & 1 Walker). Nothing like a tall glass of box wine while eating a slice of pepperoni with my kids, now that’s living. But, I’d rather do it in Hawaii πŸ™‚

    JennySue´s last blog post..The Search for the Perfect Red Lipstick Ends at Lipstick Queen

  98. Emma says:

    I’m already going where I’d like to this summer–Vegas!

  99. Amy says:

    Okay that pie…heaven!!!!!!!! Haven’t been to Hawaii but hope to make it one day soon πŸ™‚ Great pics!

  100. Anisha says:

    so glad it’s summer πŸ™‚
    finally the rain has stopped and it’s really warn out today (30 degrees celcius!!)

  101. Emily says:

    Sounds tasty! My favorite video game of the moment is Rock Band. If you don’t have this already, remedy that. It’s a must. And then download the No Doubt songs and you’re set.

    Emily´s last blog post..Running back our memories

  102. Jessica N says:

    Hooray for summer! I can’t wait to go the beach πŸ™‚

  103. Kelly says:

    God, I miss Zippys. :(( That and the shave ice cart outside my elementary school every afternoon — go Helemano Elementary School! You make me wish I was back on O’ahu.

  104. Kat says:

    Being a college student i’m totally hyped for summer! i’ve never been camping but would LOVE to go this summer. i say that now but i have no idea if i can handle bugs everywhere. For now i’m sitting at home constantly checking my favorite websites (including MBB of course)! πŸ™‚

  105. penelope says:

    im going to dominican republic this summer

  106. Alexis says:

    My secret crush is my husband… but I guess that means it’s not really a secret, huh? Oh, and for dessert last night, I whipped up some chocolate pudding… it was perfect! Cool, creamy, chocolaty, and not TOO bad for you ;).

  107. Shiny says:

    I’m telling my friends tomorrow that I got an internship and am leaving… I probably won’t see many of them for a long time because we are all moving to different parts of the country. Wish me luck!

  108. Leah says:

    OOH gosh I want it! I have a hugeee sweet tooth πŸ˜€

  109. Aida says:

    My favorite video game has to be Guitar Hero for my Wii!

  110. Laura says:

    Ahh, Hawaii. Makes me want to hear Don Ho on his ukulele.
    E le ka lei lei! Speaking of leis, did you and El Hub get lei-d??

  111. Cindi says:

    Last night, I watched the season finale of my favorite
    television show, “Criminal Minds!” I would love to try
    these fantastic Philosophy Shower Gels. Also, I have never been to Hawaii. I bet it is breath taking and beautiful!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  112. Gina G says:

    I hope youÒ€ℒre enjoying your visit to Hawaii! I am going to go see star trek today – yay!

  113. Chris says:

    Just wanted to let you know that you’ve inspired me to start my own website – woohoo!!!

  114. Rose says:

    Im really hungry. I wasnt in the mood for a sandwich again today so i ate some cereal, and now im starvingggggg sitting here at work bored!

    Rose´s last blog post..Review: Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment

  115. Heather says:

    I would love to win! I’m obsessed with shower gels! Right now I’m really feeling the Dove ones. They are so cheap and smell great!

  116. Ann Marie says:

    I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  117. nicole says:

    I’ve been home in Oahu for 2 days and I have yet to hit Zippys! *Gasp!*

    nicole´s last blog post..I love Nude Lip.

  118. sian says:

    I wanna go to jamaica this summer!!

  119. Amanda says:

    This summer will be very busy for me. I’m traveling to Houston to see my bf in june and then in july im moving to cali. Super excited but so much planning to do =)

    Amanda´s last blog post..Mainstage Theatrical Supply

  120. Vanessa S says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii, if I weren’t so afraid of planes πŸ™

  121. April M. says:

    I would love to win! I have such a sweet tooth:]

  122. Mercedes says:

    Wow when I saw that picture of that Lagoon my jaw dropped. I wish I was in Hawaii right now instead of Cleveland. Even though it is finally getting warm here!!

  123. Tuhina says:

    I’m hopelessly addicted to House MD … I’ve been watching it non-stop most evenings! Sigh.

  124. Janni says:

    Is it still thursday where you are? Am I still in time? here in Germany it’s 10:10 pm, so I hope I have a chance to win these gorgeous shower gels!!!

  125. JillyB says:

    I hope the weather’s nice in Hawaii. It’s pouring rain here in Florida. We need it, but it still makes me want to curl up and take a nap. Maybe I will, dreaming of desserts that don’t make me fat.

  126. Corrine says:

    I had a great kid-free dinner with my hubby last night. I actually got to put salt and pepper on my food without anyone complaining!!

    Do you know when the Golden Noir smudge pot from Stila will go on sale?

  127. lesley says:

    I hope you’re enjoying your trip, Karen πŸ™‚ This summer I’m going to be moving to Norway for grad school!!

  128. Jacks says:

    Hi Karen, hope everything’s going swell over in Hawaii! It’s my birthday on Saturday! These Philosophy shower gels would be a nice present πŸ˜‰

  129. geekchic says:

    i’ve been on the “poverty diet” for the past few months (not by choice, obviously). i would kill for some creme brulee right now! rubbing that sweet smelling stuff on my body would be a close second to eating it tho…

  130. Joyce says:

    I amused a security guard at the MET by striking funny poses with the Greek statues.

  131. Solé says:

    I think Hawaii has that in common with other touristy locations – the culture of the locals is worlds away from the stereotype that has been created by the tourism industry. Isn’t that the best part though? That’s the way it should be, methinks. If people want the fantasy they can hang out in the Small World ride at Disneyland. Just my two cents.

    I have a friend who’s Hawaiian but she’s actually part Filipino and part Portuguese. And true to the stereotype, she looooves spam with her rice.

  132. Tess says:

    I’d love to give my nephew a trip to Hawaii for his grade school graduation. He’s been wanting to go there since second grade. I still have some time to save enough money!

  133. sher says:

    hey πŸ™‚ thanks for this awesome contest! those gels smell divine!!

  134. Liz says:

    I’ve never been to Hawaii; I missed the chance to go with a group of girlfriends after high school graduation and I’ve always regretted it. Reading your stories and seeing your pictures makes me really want to go! πŸ™‚

  135. Luciana Lima says:

    Last night I watched makeup videos on youtube.

  136. Jamie O. says:

    I absolutely love hawaii! I love oahu because of ala moana! =] Everyone is so kick back and it’s a very relaxed state.

  137. Jeanne says:

    Ooh, girl! I’ve mentioned my weakness for these before, but I’m dying for that Creme Brulee (even though I JUST GOT Unconditional Love and I still need to use up every other one of these I’ve ever bought ever).

    I’m starting to look for a new apartment in SF, and when I saw one that had a separate shower AND fancy bathtub, my first thought was, “I can separate my shower-only and bathtime-only products!” (Didn’t hurt that the rent is cheaper, too…!)

    Jeanne´s last blog post..Suiting Up with The Closer

  138. DanielleO says:

    Hawaii sounds lovely, but I’d be happy with any beach destination right now, especially with a 3- and a 1-year-old, and all of us have colds πŸ™

  139. StolenPJ's says:

    I want to go to Japan soo bad πŸ™

  140. Tamara says:

    Ahh my biggest dream is to go shopping in Japan one day, then to visit Austria, London and USA.


    Tamara´s last blog post..Please vote on the poll!

  141. Linda Long says:

    Hawaii sounds so beautiful. I love the tall waterfalls that they always show on tv when talking about Hawaii.

  142. Bomi says:

    Karen! I’m glad to hear you’re having a good time.
    I wish I wasn’t in school so I could go somewhere….
    I doubt I will win this one, so I was just wondering… is there a way I can get these without ordering them online?

  143. Anna says:

    i watched New in Town (starring Renee Zellweger) last night with the roommate while we enjoyed some 100 calorie cookies and cream ice cream. it tasted like the soft fluffy ice cream in an ice cream sandwich, without the sandwich.

  144. raha says:

    watched criminal minds

  145. Nadine says:

    This weekend, I’m meeting my baby nephew for the first time. I’m so excited!

  146. Sharon says:

    I LOVE chick flicks…

  147. Amber says:

    I love cake…and creme brulee! This so has me written all over it.

  148. I stayed up til midnight to complete an essay. I only got half done πŸ™

  149. Kypris says:

    I want to go to Vienna this summer… live there for a couple of months. I love Europe! (I also love sweets and baked goods.. mmm)

  150. Vanessa says:

    After months of passing up MAC collections (I think the last time I bought something from their LE collection was Cremesheen as a b2m, which I regret) I went out to MAC today and bought one of their Lustre Drops in Sun Rush.

  151. Sarah V says:

    Yesterday at Costco I was able to get a set of one full sized Stila lipgloss, one mini Stila lipgloss, and one Stila lip lacquer for like $10. πŸ˜€

  152. jess says:

    secret crush : jordan . shhh ! πŸ™‚

  153. rebecca says:

    I am waiting for the beach weather to start here–that is all I need.

  154. jessica says:

    yummyyyyyy =))

  155. CecilyT says:

    Guild Wars. Yes, I’m a geek. A geek who also loves makeup.

    CecilyT´s last blog post..VÒ€ℒs Quote of the Day 05-21-2009

  156. Stephie says:

    Did you say chocolate haupia pies? Karen, you are making me hungry πŸ™‚ I have my last final today at 5!! and I am so ready to get out of here. Maybe I shall stop by the bakeries tomorrow to treat myself πŸ™‚

    Woo! Philosophy stuff rocks!! You’re so kind for doing all these give aways.

  157. Hayley says:

    I’d love to win these – maybe they will help me in my goal to eat less sugar.

  158. Amber says:

    Awesome give away… and my random thought of the day is I need a new pair of jeans. Badly.

  159. Jane says:

    Wish I was there with you right now. We love the Big Island and all that it has to offer, including the afternoon showers on parts of the island. We love Bamboos at the top of the island. Haven’t been there for a couple of years but hope the restaurant is still there.

  160. Daya says:

    Last night, we watched the Idol finale! I’m surprised Kris won!!

  161. Imelda says:

    Zippy’s chili sounds good but nothing can replace true Texas-made chili in my heart! I hope Hawaii is fun!

  162. Kerri says:

    Just got my Style Warriors haul today – pretty pleased and dig the packaging. This weekend I’m going to my best friend’s boyfriend’s birthday party πŸ™‚

  163. Mel says:

    I hope I have a chance to go to Hawaii one day. Looks beautiful and so much fun!

  164. cloudburst says:

    Karen, last ngiht I worked on my grant application – so i really need a relaxing soak in the tub.

  165. Lydia Joy says:

    I love Hawaii! However, the sunshine here in Texas is starting to get to me. πŸ™ I’m all burnt up!

    I love Philosophy! PICK ME!!

  166. lipglossme says:

    I just bought some Clinique stuff just so I can get the Trina Turk GWP bag and products because of that awesome blog post you had about it a few days or weeks(?) ago. I love it! Thank you so much for posting it.

  167. Natalia says:

    Ohh i heard so many good things about Philosophy brand but never try it.Its a nice giveaways!Maybe this is gona be a my lucky day:)

  168. Calista says:

    I wish you would start a “Cat Blog”. I have taken in five strays and I’m on my way to the poorhouse with all the expenses, such as: spay/neuter, cat litter, food and monthly flea
    meds. Whew! I need suggestions on cutting costs! But I do love my kitties soooo much!!

  169. Crystal says:

    I read blogs all night long!

  170. Ruby says:

    This summer I am heading home to San Diego with my two boys for 10 days! I am taking them to Disneyland for the first time. We will also spend time at the beach, Legoland and with family. I can’t wait!!

  171. Amy Johnson says:

    I am planning on enjoying many delicious treats once I arrive at Holden Beach in North Carolina Saturday!!! I love your site and many informative videos!

  172. alli says:

    i bought a home and closing is next friday and i am sooooo looking forward to spending this summer there. πŸ™‚ and i’m jealous of all the gorgeous views where you are now!

    alli´s last blog post..yeahalli: the power went out right as i laid down in the tanning bed today. grrr.

  173. Olivia says:

    Your blog is a daily must read for me!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time in Hawaii!

  174. ann says:

    ahh the vegetarian chili at zippys is great, beats L&L anyday πŸ˜‰

  175. Marissa says:

    I’m watching Jeopardy. Alex Trebek rocks!

  176. Lydia says:

    Hey Karen! These look awesome!

  177. Misti says:

    I’m finally finishing up the first season of Dollhouse. So glad it got picked up for a second season!!

  178. Newsha says:

    The margarita scent is to die for!

  179. The name of my secret crush is Josh Holloway from LOST…now HE’s even yummier than these Shower gels πŸ˜€ And, he lives in Hawaii πŸ˜‰

    Jessica Diedrich´s last blog post..A Prettie Beach-y Color Combo…

  180. Crystal says:

    I LOVE Philosophy!! So much!!!!!

  181. Julia says:

    Last night I watched the most amazing AI finale ever!

  182. Michelle says:

    Haha, what can I tell you that would be remotely interesting..? Hmmm… I had a very interesting blonde moment today (sorry if that offends anyone… :-/)! I opened up an ice cream sandwich and it was covered with little bits of ice, so I said so loud that I was almost shouting, “Dude, this ice cream’s like… FROZEN.” duh. You should have seen the looks I got. πŸ˜€

  183. Marlo says:

    I feel so proud to have finished typing up my resume. πŸ˜€ Now to hit the job interviews…

  184. Mimi S says:

    Your previous post reminded me to get spray on sunscreen. Thanks! I love your blog, its funny and informative. Keep it up!

  185. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    your pictures of Hawaii makes me want to visit them even more! Would be hard to do that as getting the Visa for polish people is quite hard and expensive. But.. One day both Hawaii and Carribean beaches will see me πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great time!

    And I can’t belive you posted ‘Good luck’ in Polish, it was like the biggest shock of the day πŸ˜€

  186. Mary-Frances says:

    I went out last night and I am paying for it today!!

  187. Joanne says:

    I love Philosophy – guilt free pleasure !

  188. kobri says:

    Oh I wish I was in Hawaii!

  189. Michele P. says:

    Hey, how was your day? It was warm as heck here in Maine-some spots hit the high 80’s which was a welcome change from the cold winter weather and frost we had on Tuesday! Crazy weather! Thanks for these cool giveaways, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    Michele P.´s last blog post..Chiles Rellenos Guatemalan Style

  190. Nazia says:

    Hi! Last night was nice. The SO and I watched Star Trek then went to Cheesecake Factory. We finally decided to get something other than cheesecake for dessert! We shared a tiramisu and it was delicious… I should have gotten my own!

  191. Tisa says:

    Please count me in! Those sound so yummy! ~ πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  192. Julia says:

    Yumm… i love me some Philosophy! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  193. Betsy says:

    I love cake =)

  194. redhead says:

    Hey Karen! MAN, I hope these shower gels help calm my outrageous cravings. I’m pre-menstrual – you know how it is πŸ™‚

  195. Nat says:

    man I totally injured my foot before summer! Super bummer..

  196. Cece says:

    Last night, I came home after shopping at Target for some Revlon eyeshadow quads and I relaxed by going to get some Italian ices with Victor.

  197. Ri says:

    I want those so bad, since we don’t have a Sephora where I live, we don’t have Philosophy which sucks because everything they sell seems amazing.

  198. Jessica says:

    Hi there… I had a fantastic japanese dinner with one of my friends I hadn’t seen in ages and then we went for dessert and just chatted the night away!

  199. Laddie says:

    I went out with an officemate last night and we at at the local foodcourt. Cheap thrills!

  200. Gracie says:

    Hey Karen! Did you know So You Think You Can Dance starts tonight? I’m so excited, I think it’s better than American Idol! It’s totally the highlight of my day πŸ™‚

    Anywho, have an excellent time in Hawaii, and I’m so excited for this contest! Philosophy is so fun! Tah tah for now πŸ™‚

  201. amanda says:

    Today I went to some garage sales – I love a good bargain!

  202. Lindsay says:

    Ooooh, I love Zippy’s! Beanless chili rice is so delicious.

    I’m going to the North Shore on Monday. Giovanni’s here I come!

  203. cindy says:

    Well,yesterday I had to take my husband to the emergency room because he had a very high fever and we got scared because of the Influenza A but thank God it wasn’t that, the diagnosis was: neumonia so since yesterday I’m taking care of him.Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win stuff,I love your blog.:)

  204. Brittany says:

    Hey Karen! I’m going to Vegas in 2 weeks, and I can’t wait!

  205. S says:

    I gave these 3-in-1s to someone as a gift once..I wonder what they’re like!

  206. Marmar says:

    I love banana flavoured and scented food & sundries.. but I hate bananas.

  207. Carmelita says:

    I am going to Las Vegas in August and I am very excited.

  208. McKenzie says:

    My friends and I are going to the Oregon coast tomorrow to tan. Here’s hoping it stays nice!

  209. Shivotra says:

    Hi Karen!!
    No vacation for me πŸ™ Have fun in Hawaaii

  210. chau says:

    Going camping in yosemite this summer and hoping to go white water rafting even though I don’t know how to swim well

  211. Della says:

    Hi Karen! Love your blog … read it every night! I’m so jealous that your in Hawaii. That’s one of my “to go” destinations & Philosophy, their stuff is amazing!

  212. Zmama says:

    Would love to share these with a friend!! Also would to visit Hawaii!!

  213. Selena says:

    Cannot wait. Heading to Deer Isle off the coast of Maine. My favorite place!

  214. mishel says:

    i wanna win =( haha. i never win anything! jk. ur giveaways are awesome. i always see these products on HSN or some channel like that and want them…so yay! they sound so yummy!

  215. Lexie says:

    My secret crush is Shia LaBeouf..lol!!

  216. Cielo says:

    Hi Karen, since it was really hot last night, i went out with hubby to get a refreshing mango shake in a nearby cafe….hope you’er having lotsa fun in Hawaii

  217. karlenma says:

    i watched american idol last night. i’m happy for kris but i really wanted adam to win. anyway, i think queen should consider having adam as their new vocalist, he’s as good as freddie mercury. πŸ™‚

  218. Nancy says:

    These shower gels sound delicious! I had really good ice cream cake today…yum πŸ™‚

  219. christina nguyen says:

    i want to go shopping, but i’ve been wayyy too broke. it’s so sad =[

  220. michelle says:

    Hi Karen, I’m actually making strawberry shortcake-homemade- for me & the hubby. Have a nice night.

  221. sasha says:

    Love philososhy, but don’t love the price….free is great though! πŸ˜‰

  222. Alli says:

    I’m on a real life diet and I would love some treats!!

    Alli´s last blog post..Faux-to shopped

  223. Jessica says:

    I went to Las Vegas recently πŸ™‚

  224. Stacy Z says:

    I stayed up late listening to Kristin Chenoweth’s Let Yourself Go album last night. πŸ˜€

  225. Sakura says:

    Want to go visit my family in Japan. I miss the good food there and everything else. Life was easier in Tokyo!

  226. Alexis says:

    i’m drinking snapple iced tea! yummy!

  227. Rachel says:

    I got my nose pierced today! It hurt like hell, but now I look sooooooo cute.

  228. Steph says:

    I have an unhealthy (actually, quite healthy!) obsession with watermelon right now:)

  229. cas says:

    Ah I’m so glad the semester is over, I just cant wait to go shopping and go swimming for the summer. haha!

  230. Rachel says:

    Zippys sounds like Heaven…

    And I really needs sleep. Unfortunately, I really need to do my nails even more.

  231. Tiff says:

    Hey Karen! I’m getting ready to start graduate school which I’m SO excited about – only downside is leaving the Bay Area for southern cali, but not TOO big of a loss =P Love your blog!

  232. Oraiba says:

    I’ve been trying all natural, home-made remedies for skincare, and they’ve been working pretty well for me

  233. Sue C. says:

    Hi Karen! Your pictures remind me that I haven’t see the ocean since last summer and I live about 45 minutes away from the beautiful Pacific. I will make it a point of visiting the ocean at least 2 times this summer.


  234. jane says:

    omg! i commute to ucla on tu/th and i came home at 9 something instead of 2 in the afternoon. it took me like 3x the normal amount of time. people were driving hella slow. i saw two tires with flats. i saw 4 cop cars…and 1 of them actually made the traffic come to a complete halt~ hope you are having a better day than that πŸ˜€

  235. pj says:

    I want to win win win this stuff πŸ™‚

  236. Kristina says:

    Definitely excited for this giveaway too! How’s your summer going?

  237. Sarah says:

    my favorite video game is earthbound!

  238. Jenny says:

    Hiya Karen!! The thought of chocolate haupia pies make my mouth water. Did ya know they sell Haupia Pies at Hawaii McDonalds? Love it! Anyhooters, today I went to run errands (boo!) but decided to make it a happy day by going to sephora! I picked up Kat Von D’s palette (the one with a bunch of pretty greens) and love it!

  239. Klara says:

    Hey Karen!

    I just booked a flight to London. Can’t wait!
    I hope you’re all doing well!

  240. Coco says:

    I should be studying but I’m checking beauty blogs instead-is something wrong with me??

  241. Mai says:

    Today I had a piece of chocolate pie and a piece of chocolate cake from my cousin’s grad party and it was delicious.

  242. Mia says:

    I have a day off today and I am soooo looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  243. Nessa says:

    I would looove to try these!!
    Let’s see last night I watch How Bruce Lee Changed the World and it was pretty good. Except they said that he influenced rappers- I’m not too keen on that.

    Enjoy the rest of your vaca!

    Nessa´s last blog post..Win MAC Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass @ temptalia

  244. Heather says:

    Now I want cake. I’m leaving for in chicago in 1 hour πŸ™‚

  245. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen! Sounds like you’re having a great week!

    This set sounds great considering I really am going on a diet starting next week!

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