12 Days of Giveaways: Two Ways to Win a Birds Over Arches Davie Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade (a $60 Value)!

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WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Jenn P! Congratulations, Jenn P! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

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A Different Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway each day for 12 days, sponsored by Neutrogena

Help your makeup soar to new heights of cuteness with the prize in today’s 12 Days of Giveaways installment, the Birds Over Arches Davie Cosmetics Case, by Kate Spade.

There’s a lot to love about this bag — the eye-catching arches that comprise the pattern (but watch out for vertigo!), the seagull silhouettes, the classic combination of blue on white. Stowed inside this case, your lipsticks, glosses and compacts would feel like first-class passengers on a trans-continental flight.


More deets…

  • Printed, coated poplin with matching trim
  • Zip-top closure
  • 14-karat light gold-plated hardware
  • Wipeable, durable nylon lining
  • Kate Spade New York signature
  • 3.4”h x 6.5”w x 3”d

Stretch those wings of yours, and flex those typing fingers, because it’s day four of 12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog (NOTE: click here and scroll down the page to enter any other ongoing giveaways). πŸ™‚

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  • One (1) Birds Over Arches Cosmetics Case from Kate Spade valued at $60.

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, have you ever had a pet bird? Do you prefer shower gels or bar soaps? Do you have a nickname? Is your house decorated for the holidays? How long does it take you to do your hair in the morning? Do you ever wear pajamas in public? What are you wearing on your nails? Do you prefer sticky or non-sticky glosses? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a Birds Over Arches Davie Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade! http://bit.ly/VOUNGa

  • The deadline to enter is Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:59PM (PST).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals in the United States who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. While you’re here…take a minute to enter these other ongoing giveaways (if you haven’t already). Seriously, I bet it wouldn’t take you more than a minute to enter them both.

  1. Two Ways to Win an Abstract Signature Bow Small Natalie Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade — Closes Wednesday, 12/19/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  2. Two Ways to Win a Signature Gia Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade — Closes Tuesday, 12/18/12, at 11:59 p.m. PST

Good luck! πŸ™‚

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Jenn P! Congratulations, Jenn P! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. cindy b says:

    Ooh love this bag! thanks for the fun contest! tweeting! @ladyboarder9669

  2. Kelsey says:

    I’m wearing Essie Beyond Cozy right now… and I find myself getting distracted and staring at my nails because they’re so sparkly!

  3. Lindsey says:

    I’m wearing almost 3-week-old OPI gel polish. I really should take it off but MAN that stuff really sticks!

  4. weny says:

    I love Kate Spade!!!

  5. Melanie says:

    SUPER CUTE! crossing my fingers!

  6. Tricia says:

    The half swirl pattern is so pretty

  7. Nichole Clark says:

    Oh I would love this bag! so pretty!

  8. Chelsea says:

    My house is def. NOT decorated for the holidays!

  9. KPrice says:

    Wow – so pretty.

  10. Lyndsay says:

    I really need a new makeup bag and this one would be fantastic. My last one was a victim of foundation explosion.

  11. Supriya says:

    I’ve never had a pet before!!

  12. Agata says:

    I think this one is my favorite so far. Gorgeous!

    When I was a child I had a canary, his name was Apollo πŸ™‚

    On my nails I am wearing dark burgundy color from my Ciate Mini Mani Advent calendar with gold dots stamped with my dotting tool and I love it πŸ™‚

    PJs in public-NEVER!

  13. Rosa says:

    This is the cutest design ever!!!

  14. Indhirap says:

    This bag is great… love the design!

  15. Kim says:

    This bag is super cute and I could use some cheering up. Darn flu hit on Saturday night. And you know you’re old when you can’t even look forward to the weight loss! πŸ™‚

  16. Sonya says:

    I had a bird one I was very small. Don’t remember him too much, and now I’m more of a dog person!
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  17. Chelsea says:

    My best friends came to visit me, as I recently moved across the country. Now that’s a Christmas gift.

  18. Rachel says:

    Officially the cutest bag on the kate spade site right now. Love it!

  19. BooBooNinja says:

    My little Christmas Jade Plant has been decorated for almost a month now. *blush*

  20. calandra says:

    My best friend will be flying back from canada soon! Can’t wait for her to be back

  21. Brittany says:

    Love the blue and white combination together. Too cute!

  22. Julia says:

    I have never had a pet bird, but I have had pet fish.

  23. Jennifer Hill says:

    This bag is so cute!

  24. Emily says:

    I am slightly obsessed with makeup cases.

  25. Jean Clare says:

    I’m heading to LA for Xmas to see my family. Can’t wait! I’d love to win that cute bag.

  26. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Whenever I need a break at work, I visit this blog and it always puts a smile on my face! Happy Holidays!

  27. Kristina says:

    I hope I win!

  28. Amber M. says:

    I do have a nickname–ambajack πŸ™‚ I swear these bags are getting more cute everyday!

  29. Valarie says:

    I can totally envision my cosmetics in this bag! Love Love Love it!

  30. Jenna N. says:

    My brother has two pet birds and they drive me CRAZY. We were trying to watch a movie at his house and THEY.WOULDN’T.STOP.CHIRPING.

  31. Shana says:

    Can’t really comment on soap — I have a lot of topical allergies and can only use unscented Dove πŸ™

  32. Ruchita says:

    What a cute case!

  33. katie says:

    I am wearing revlon’s fashionista. It is sort of a dark teal creme. This is the first time trying revlon polish and unfortunately it starting chipping on day 2!

  34. Jen B says:

    This bag could not get any cuter!

  35. Christine W. says:

    I’ve been looking into getting the Birds Over Arches bags from Kate Spade… would love to win this!

  36. Christa says:

    I’m wearing a nail polish called Sock Monkey. So adorable!!!

  37. Chris El says:

    This makeup bag is adorable!

  38. Amanda says:

    I much prefer shower gels. I just love how bubbly they get.

  39. Sopeab says:

    Love giveaways!

  40. Madelynn says:

    I’ve been eyeing this bag! <3

  41. Karen says:

    Shower gel πŸ™‚

  42. Kathryn says:

    No birds but my house is decorated! Pick me Tabs!

  43. Hannah Leigh says:

    I have a sparrow that I found in the road when she was fresh out of the egg, I raised her and now she’s all grown up and named Girlfriend, because she LOVES boys of coursee

  44. Becky says:

    love this bag! thanks for the fun contest! tweeting! @lovey99

  45. Bells says:

    Birds are so cute, especially fat ones <3

  46. Laura says:

    I am ashamed to say I do wear pjs out in public..a lot. However! I wear sweats and leggings. Rarely ever actual pj sets.

  47. EmmyJean says:

    Never had a pet bird…they’re weird and foreign to me. And my cats would try to eat them.
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  48. Amber says:

    My makeup would enjoy that one, too!
    Amber recently posted … Four obsessions for December 2012

  49. Lilly says:

    The design is so beautiful

  50. I can so totally lick my elbow :p

  51. C R Williams says:

    would love this

  52. jenn s. says:

    I have had two pet birds, both as a teenager. First, I had Lucky, a green and yellow parakeet. He earned his name after flying into our backyard in Florida (maybe someone’s escaped pet?) and being captured by our Maltese, Snowball. My Dad was able to rescue him from the dog’s jaws before he was injured. He lived with me as my pet for many years before passing away. Awhile later, I adopted a beautiful blue and white parakeet named Peaches. He lived with me until I moved away to college where my roommate had cats. I didn’t feel he would be safe around her cats, so a lovely bird-loving lady gave him a nice home with her other parakeets.

  53. Monique Nguyen says:

    Gosh, I’ve been looking for a makeup bag for the longest time! It’s so pretty~

  54. Jaa Maurer says:

    I prefer shower gel =D

  55. milagros says:

    i hate sticky glosses. they give me tummy ache

  56. AmyD says:

    gorgeous gorgeous!

  57. Sara says:

    I like both shower gels and soap.

  58. Kayleigh says:

    So cute!

  59. Caitlin says:

    The design is so beautiful and I definitely prefer shower gels.

  60. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I’m wearing Incoco’s nail strips that have a snowflake design πŸ™‚ I prefer a nonsticky lipgloss.

  61. Alison says:

    OMG! This bag is gorgeous. Bird related, two sweet hummingbirds accidentally flew into my apartment yesterday (I live in warm southern california, and often have my door open). My kitty went bananas! So did I!

  62. Tran Ho says:

    My uncle used to have 2 pet lovebirds that were adorable!

  63. Amanda J. says:

    Oooh, so adorable πŸ™‚ Would love to win this!

  64. Annaham says:

    I prefer non-sticky glosses!

  65. Aelyn says:

    I had a pet bird, several even. Saved them from my cat and tended to them until they were better. But to be honest, very few survived…

  66. blkrox says:

    I prefer bar soaps! But shower gels seem so much more.. luxurious, somehow.

  67. Bethany says:

    This is my favorite bag so far!

  68. DLAOKC says:

    Such a cute bag!!!

  69. Cecille says:

    Is it Friday yet? Hurry up weekend!

  70. mrsshukra says:

    Still wrapping presents!

  71. Kim says:

    Such a cute bag…thanks for the great giveaways!! Love your blog πŸ™‚

  72. Stephanie Halley says:

    I have a beautiful 18 year old daughter whom I would sooo love to give this too!! Do you have any children?

  73. brittany says:

    i’d like a bag like this!~

  74. Maureen says:

    I had a pet bird years ago but we have cats now so a bird is not a good idea.

  75. Mandy says:

    I usually keep my hair down so it doesn’t take much any time to do it πŸ˜› But if I were to tie it up I could spend a good 15+ minutes if it doesn’t come out right. :X

  76. I prefer shower gels to soap,less drying!
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

  77. Anjie Scheuren says:

    I’m wearing Zoya Cynthia with a layer of Zoya Frida on top. πŸ™‚

  78. Shay says:

    It takes me about 10 minutes for me to do my hair in the morning.

  79. Dominique says:

    So cute!!!

  80. Mina says:

    ohhh this is cute, hope I win.

  81. Tiffanie says:

    What a cute travel case! Thank you again for another giveaway, Karen.

  82. natalie says:

    my wedding theme was a bird theme! love this print on the bag. xo.

  83. onegreatsmile says:

    i love Kate Spade but i hate the seagulls who dump their ‘overage’ on my car!

  84. Sparkle says:

    Cool to be used as a makeup storage πŸ™‚

  85. breyerchic04 says:


    I couldn’t RT but I did copy and paste the tweet, and it has an @ so you should be able to find it. Hopefully you check and count both RTs and @s.

  86. Holly says:

    I just did my nails in Sally Hansen Gem Crush
    In the nail color Cha-Ching. It so red and fab! Glittler is so forgiving that it makes it so easy to apply.
    High Impact Bling!
    Instant glam with finger-to-toe bling. This innovative full coverage glitter formula turns nails into jewelry that stays on wherever you go.

  87. LK says:

    Karen, this is adorable! I never had a pet bird because a family member was allergic to them. It’s probably for the best, though, as we had hunter cats!

  88. Julia says:

    Our house is only minimally decorated for Christmas–we have a wreath on our door and a painted wooden snowman on our porch, and we just put up our tree on Sunday. A few more inside decorations will come up with the ornaments for the tree.

  89. Michelle says:

    These Kate Spade bags are killing me! So adorable!!

  90. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Yay cute! Lol…no never had a pet bird πŸ™‚

  91. Penelope says:

    That looks like the most stylish makeup bag I have ever seen! I would love to be carrying that one in my purse!

  92. Miso says:

    Well my nickname is “miso” and “mama” only because I was one of the first of our friends to have a baby, hope this contest is open to Canadian residents too πŸ™‚

  93. Rosalyn francisco says:

    So cute!

  94. Sakura says:

    Wow that is lovely!

  95. Susan G says:

    This makeup bag is one of the cutest I’ve seen. It’s what I would choose for myself were I out shopping. Great taste. Tweet tweet. πŸ™‚

  96. Alison says:

    There is actually *nothing* on my nails at the moment, which is rare for me!

  97. Janet says:

    So CUTE! I am SO crossing my fingers for this giveaway! Hopefully I WIN because I have never won anything. (crossing fingers right now!)

  98. Kate says:

    Ooh! So lovely! Right I’m just wearing a clear polish on my nails but I’m going to pain t them tonight… I think I’m going to go with something dark, maybe a deep red.

  99. colleen boudreau says:

    I prefer non-sticky glosses, i hate when my hair gets stuck to them.

  100. Kiara says:

    I do have a pet bird! Well technically, she’s my sister’s. She got this cockatiel as a gift on her tenth birthday, and 18 years later, Sweetie (the bird) is still alive and kicking…well, biting. Sweetie is a crotchety old thing with arthritis, but we love her dearly haha πŸ™‚

  101. Helena says:

    All these bags are so pretty…

  102. Katie McAllaster says:

    Love this bag! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

  103. Alix says:

    My dad’s nickname is my name, but with a Japanese accent! It’s one of those special nicknames that only my dad calls me, but it’s my favorite πŸ™‚

  104. Emily says:

    I was just thinking about how i needed a new cosmetics bag! πŸ˜‰

  105. MJ says:

    Wearing SpaRitual’s Quartz on my nails. ^^

  106. Emilee says:

    I am going to Seattle in May and would love a cute bag to travel with! The one featured would be perfect πŸ™‚

  107. Kylie says:

    Amazing giveaway! You’re too kind!
    Personally, I like both shower and bar soap. I feel that bar soaps last longer, but shower gel feel oh-so-good! πŸ˜€

  108. Heidi says:

    I had pet parakeets growing up. One of them even learned to talk. He would talk to our dog.

  109. Sondra says:

    Ohweeee! I LOVE the print on this bag!!
    Yes, I had a pet bird and his name was peetie.
    I prefer shower gels.
    My name is Sondra and my nickname is Soni. (kinda like Sandra’s are called Sandy…mine is pronounced Saw-knee) I hated it growing up because people could never pronounce it. I got called Sony a LOT. But it’s grown on me.
    And I used to wear PJ’s in public…but no more. It’s just too sloppy looking. πŸ˜‰

  110. Haley says:

    I love love love this blog! You always seem to swatch the products I’ve been thinking of buying anyway, so it’s super convenient to hear your reviews. πŸ™‚ Maybe Tabs is a magical mind reader cat?

  111. Melissa says:

    I watched a YouTube video last night. The girl was suppose to be teaching how to make your lashes look like false lashes using only mascara. It literally took her 5 min of applying mascara over and over and over- for 1 eye! But then she continued to add another mascara to the same eye. 10 min per eye! Are you crazy?!— I felt crazy for watching it! *sigh*

  112. Debbie Paredes says:

    I’ve never had a pet bird but my mom has two!

  113. Lisette says:

    Cute makeup bag! Love your blog πŸ™‚

  114. annette says:

    I have a Christmas mani going on right now. Contemplating when to redo it.

  115. Mary says:

    We had two parakeets when I was a kid, but we had to give them away because the cats found them too fascinating.

  116. Robin W says:

    I LOOOVE Kate Spade!

  117. ashley says:

    I like non sticky lip gloss!

  118. Oooh I was JUST looking at this bag the other day. It’s soooooo cute–I LOVE the print!! πŸ˜€ Thanks Karen!
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  119. Alice A. says:

    Oh, I love this pattern! I was just drooling over a scarf with the same one at Nordstrom.

  120. AmyE says:

    I love the pattern! Thanks for yet another wonderful giveaway!

  121. Trish says:

    Ooo pretty! And non-sticky lipgloss for me, please.

  122. Katherine says:

    I’m wearing OPI Malaga Wine, but I’ll probably change it up for Zoya Jules tonight or tomorrow.

  123. Laura says:

    Some of my friends call me roflcopter.

  124. Connie says:

    Wow! that is a lovely bag, I would love to win it.

  125. cristina says:


  126. Tracy says:

    I use shower gels. I love how they get all bubbly.

  127. Roxanne says:

    I just made 600-700 cookies for work. Exhausted doesn’t even cover it.

  128. Rachel says:

    This contest is so cool! I love Kate Spade πŸ™‚

  129. Charisma says:

    Love this! I have 2 cats! πŸ™‚

  130. Kat says:

    thats so cute <3

  131. angela says:

    That cosmetics case is so gorgeous!!! And as for how long it takes to do my hair in the morning- the time it takes for me to tie it up. πŸ™‚

  132. Stacy Z says:

    I have very fine Asian hair; it takes me two seconds to run a comb and if I’m feeling especially ambitious, put some thickening cream before running out the door!

  133. Jill says:

    I am a total Kate Spade-aholic! I would love this prize.

  134. Rebecca says:

    When I was a child I had a cat named Linoleum. My son’s nickname is Beau because he’s so handsome. Please win me the bag!!

  135. Liz says:

    Ooooh the print on this bag is so cute!

  136. h. says:

    this bag is so pretty!

  137. Debbie says:

    Looks nice!

  138. Solangel says:

    I had a bird once! It died so randomly though D:

  139. Jessica says:

    Hi Karen, thank you for the giveaway! I don’t have a pet bird, but my cat is named “Berdie,” so I suppose I do have a pet Berd πŸ™‚

    Γ’β„’Β₯ Jessica

  140. Jackie says:

    I’ve been wearing only clear polish recently. It’s weird.

  141. Brandy D. says:

    Great gift my friend hope I win

  142. bonnie says:

    I’m watching the gossip girl finale while reading your blog, and this makeup bags seems to fit perfected in this scene with blair!

  143. Sandy says:

    I prefer non sticky glosses but I’ve gotten used to MAC lipglass over lipstick and it’s lasting power is great!

  144. Susan says:

    Wearing The World is Not Enough from the Skyfall OPI collection; pajamas outside… a definite Glamour Don’t πŸ™‚

  145. Elizabeth Diaz says:

    I really hate the sticky glosses…all you need is a little wind and your hair is stuck to your lips.LOL!

  146. LauraA says:

    Definitely prefer bar soap to gels, and am wearing a Pixi holiday nail shade–Gold Glimmer with a clear top coat.

    Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  147. Kris says:

    I’ve had pet birds: Parkeets & a Cockatoo.

  148. Avery says:

    This is so cute, I love it!

  149. Dlori says:

    What an adorable bag. This bag is perfect for the obvious, carrying your beauty goodies on trips, I think it’s so cute, with it’s sailor stripe look, to carry all your essentials,

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Also entered on twitter, username is @DianeLori and I follow you on twitter.

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  150. Greta says:

    OMG THIS LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!! I want this so bad!

  151. Lauren says:

    Can has Kate Spade?

  152. Lena says:

    I actually like sticky glosses, does that make me weird?

  153. Selena says:

    YES, I really need a makeup bag! I may be lazy but I’m tired of throwing everything into a canvas bag… 😑

  154. Erin says:

    This is GORGEOUS!

  155. Kelli says:

    I want this bag! Love me some Kate Spade πŸ™‚

  156. Hayley says:

    Even though it’s cold out, I use Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. Reminds me of the beach, and a tousled head of hair is always chic!

  157. Meg says:

    Ooh, pretty!

  158. JWinn says:

    They call me shorty or jLo haha

  159. Katrina says:

    Wearing OPI’s Casino Royale on my nails. Love this color!

  160. Vanessa F says:

    I am currently wearing Essie “Power Clutch” on my nails with an old Sally Hansen gold glitter layered on top of each ring finger. Love it!

  161. jaymie says:

    I honestly would rather wear non sticky gloss because I don’t like it when my hair or daughter’s hair gets caught in it.

  162. PS says:

    Would love to win this. I’m wearing clear polish with a little sparkle.

  163. Allie says:

    OH, I just love this! Kate does it again!

  164. Jenny says:

    I’ve so anxious for my weekend off rather than my finals. I’m too giddy now.

  165. Christine says:

    I’m wearing a mint green Essie polish on my nails, with glitter on top :)!

  166. brooke says:

    <3 Kate Spade!

  167. Phoebe says:

    such a cute bag! you’re the best!

  168. Gail says:

    Love Kate – you too

  169. Rachel says:

    Well, since you asked… I wore my pajamas to school, in a fit of teenage rebellion, and my mom still brings it up 10+ years later when trying to prove how defiant I was. C’mon… if that’s the worst thing I did, amirite?!

  170. megan says:


  171. Mel says:

    AHH, that makeup bag is super cute! I definitely need a new one because I’m growing out of my current one.

    By the way, just to say a little tidbit about me: I’ve been interviewing and recruiting for summer internships this semester. As a result, I haven’t been able to paint my nails in crazy colors because I don’t want to look unprofessional. I miss painting my nails!! D:

  172. Abby says:

    I love this bag! The pattern is very cute!!

  173. dawn says:

    Love the abstract seagulls on the bag! But I’m not so keen on live seagulls. One swooped down from the skies once and stole an entire hunk of steak from my BBQ!

  174. Tarryn says:

    I’m a shower gel girl πŸ™‚

  175. Courtney says:

    I’m totally freaked out by birds! So…no birds for pets πŸ™‚

  176. Neichelle says:

    I’m wearing Zoya Gilty over Zoya Raven on my nails right now, but they’re starting to chip so I’m thinking about a Chanel Peridot dupe next!

  177. jessm says:

    that bag is super cute! i was thinking about buying it the other day

  178. my nickname is Cacau but my dad alway call me “cabecilda” (big head) I don’t like that.

    I decorate my home with a lot lamps, my son love!!!!!

    Big kisses Karen and Tabs!!

  179. Sara says:

    This bag is SO adorable! Hope I’m the lucky winner πŸ™‚

  180. Judy says:

    Bought a new CK dress and chunky black heels! So ready for the xmas parties XD

  181. Jess says:

    WOW! That is a gorgeous Kate Spade bag!

  182. Jenn says:

    Just finished my finals. So happy I can finally relax and breathe!

  183. Kate & Zena says:


  184. christine says:

    I have a thing about makeup bags too! My hair has become much easier to style since I grew it out past my shoulders.

  185. Melissa says:

    I just got a horrible burn on my fingers while making dinner, now i am reading your blog and drinking wine to distract myself. Love you Karen!

  186. Mishka says:

    I love my nickname because it links in so many ways, the main one is mousie from my dad which works because i have been told mishka means mouse in polish. the spelling may be incorrect but i guess how it is pronounced is what matters.

  187. Cindy Aiton says:

    I straightened my hair for years and it usually took an hour to an hour and a half to style. Then one day I decided healthy hair and an extra few minutes of sleep were far more important than stick straight locks. I now embrace my curls… frizz and all!

  188. Rebecca says:

    Cute! Love your holiday posts.

  189. Laura says:

    I am currently wearing Essie’s “Going Incognito” on my toes and I just absolutely ADORE the color!

  190. Mai says:

    I am hoping that my skin will clear up after this bout of stress from finals is over… It is way too difficult to pull off red lipstick with a breakout pulling my mood down πŸ™

  191. Camille Domingo says:

    T-Money and K-Dawg! thanks for another great giveaway opportunity! my (immediate) family nickname is “papa”, and my nephews call me “aunti papa”. πŸ™‚ “aunti camille”, from them, is very disrespectful!

  192. Barbara says:

    Never use soap, always shower gel!

  193. Joy D says:

    Wow what a pretty bag! Love it.

  194. Jenn P says:

    How do the giveaways keep getting better and better each day! Such cute cases for a bag collector!

  195. Tina says:

    Really cute bag!

  196. I have actually had 5 pet birds in my lifetime! I adore birds and really miss having one as a pet. I am still obsessed with all things bird themed so I would love to win this!
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  197. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Almost ready for Christmas – just need to wrap the presents, get some candy for the stockings, & make the Christmas cookies!

  198. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Tweeted (@kimpcole)!

  199. Sandra says:

    I just really love anything Kate Spade!

  200. MF says:

    I like bar or liquid soaps mostly, or anything that washes off easy and doesn’t leave residue or a slick feeling on my skin like really rich body washes do. Ew.

  201. Jennifer says:

    Such a cute bag!

  202. Dora J Crow says:

    Hello, my name is Dora J Crow, from Montgomery, Alabama. I found your blog when I was looking for images/reviews of Mac Cosmetics lipsticks. It is an interesting beautiful, easy to navigate blog, and that gorgeous kitty makes it even more desirable to me! I used to have a tabby queen, named Ki-Ki, who I loved very dearly. She was one of 3 lovely cats I had, Grayson was a grey & white tuxedo bratcat, and Lil Buddy was a giant Siamese. All were throwaways in the country, who became my babies. They are all at Rainbow Bridge now. Lost Lil Buddy just one year ago last week. I have new cats now, although I didnt raise the HoboKitty, and he loves my fiance better than me! I have another baby named Georgie. They are both yellow-orangey ginger kitties. {the Hobo used to be my ex sis in Law’s cat, Georgie was a baby feral I took (coerced) in with food}

  203. Janelle says:

    No, I have never had a pet bird.

    This bag is ADORABLE!! πŸ˜€

  204. Nikita says:

    I’ve never had a pet before, though I’ve always wanted a cat.

  205. Pamela says:

    Karen, what are you looking forward to the most for Christmas?

  206. Mary says:

    Hi! I am wearing “Penny Talk” by Essie on my nails. It’s a festive metallic copper, perfect for the holiday season. πŸ™‚

  207. Yael says:

    I choose shower gels over soap bars any day! And I am really surprised to know that some women actually prefer sticky lip gs non-sticky ones! Anyone who identifies and can explain this preference to me?

  208. Priya Ariyanayagam says:

    I would love to win this make up bag! I love Kate Spade designs and this bag is so beautiful.

  209. Kellie says:

    I love birds, but have never had one as a pet. I am pretty sure my cats would eat it.

  210. Kara says:

    Oh my…it’s so beautiful!

  211. Anna says:

    great giveaways!

  212. Lorna says:

    I have many pet birds but the first were cammy and shay

  213. Michelle says:

    I love xmas! Wearing dark green sparkly gel polish. Tis the season πŸ˜‰

  214. Grace says:

    Oh this is adorable, thanks for the great giveaway Karen! *fingers crossed*

    I definitely prefer shower gels to bar soap, especially Lush’s shower jelly. Its so wiggly and jiggly and smells amazing !

  215. Hazel says:

    Gosh, this is so pretty! I need one! πŸ˜€

  216. Jennifer says:

    I’ll loving these Kate Spade bags!

  217. Lisa says:

    Pork chops with mango salsa was an AWESOME dinner!

  218. Michelle says:

    Such a great giveaway!! EXCITED!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  219. Menia says:

    Right now I am wearing Leading Lady by Essie on my very christmasy nails!!

  220. Kaitlin says:

    Currently I’m wearing China Glaze’s Agro and Jungle Queen! Killer fall/winter combo, imho.

  221. Vanessa says:

    I’m going to Whistler in less than 7 hours! SO excited πŸ™‚

  222. Heather says:

    Non-sticky glosses for me, please!
    Also, wearing a taupe OPI shade w/ Sephora’s gold glitter topcoat on my nails πŸ™‚

  223. A. Mar says:

    My mother had two parakeets when I was growing up. One bright green and a pale blue. Both males. They were beautiful. The green parakeet used to make noise and “dance” whenever my mother had certain music on. He’d just swish back and forth and chirp!

  224. Sherry says:

    The Body Shop’s shower gels are amazing!

  225. J says:

    Cute! I just use either my cheap e.l.f. wristlet, or a Ziploc bag, for my daily make-up.

  226. Andrea Chu says:

    Broke my nail trying to get a key off my keychain I am not a happy camper! No manis for me this Christmas!

  227. Jerilin says:

    Really cute cosmetic bag πŸ™‚

  228. VictoriaJane says:

    The seagulls in the print remind me of Johnathan Livingston Seagull. Remember that? πŸ™‚

  229. Jennifer says:

    I just want to win something!
    Jennifer recently posted … Play with Jouer: The Bare Beauty Collection

  230. My grandma used to call me Tinkerbell and that led to a good friend calling me Tink!
    Tina @ My Highest Self recently posted … Holiday Beauty: Victoria’s Secret Nail Polish – Devilish & Mischief

  231. Christine says:

    I waaaaaant and neeeeeed! <3

  232. rachel says:

    My old coworker LOVES Kate Spade so I think of her everytime I see the brand.

  233. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! also tweeting as @kelliechio

  234. Brooke says:

    I have been reading your blog for years! I love it!
    I am entered now! Yea!


  235. Lennie says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen. What puts me in the mood for the holidays- warm apple cider from William Sonoma, magic cookie bars,chocolate mint latte loaded with marshmallows, christmas trees,reindeers and Celine Dion Chrismas Album!!Take care.

  236. Jan T. says:

    I use my Kate Spade crossbody bag every day, would love to have more Kate!

  237. Joely says:

    I have China Glaza It’s a Trap-eze on right now! Soooo pretty!!!

  238. Shannon says:

    I’m planning on decorating my apartment this weekend before the in-laws get here. So looking forward to it!

  239. Katie-Jean says:

    I got a bird for Christmas one year. It’s name was Comet. I loved that bird. It got out of the cage one day and we never found it. I have always wondered if my parenets “accidently” left the door open.

  240. janeh says:

    Hope I win. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  241. Rachel says:

    I’m currently wearing Happy Hands Silent Night on my nails – it’s awesome! πŸ˜€

  242. Lynette says:

    Have you ever had a reptile of any kind as a pet?

  243. Kalli says:

    That bag is so super cute! Love it!

  244. Melissa says:

    We had cockatiels when I was a kid.

  245. Sunandha says:

    I decided on the color theme to be red and gold for this christmas and the same is on my nails. Christmas Theme Mani . . .

  246. Rachel B. says:

    Okidoki, I’m on a roll. Rckin’ and rollin’ this Christmas!

  247. YadiQ says:

    love the pattern on this ! makes me want to draw

  248. Melissa says:

    I think I’m going to do caviar nails today πŸ™‚

  249. Fecliff says:

    feels like sunday.

  250. Amanda says:

    Gorgeous! Whoever gets that is a lucky one!

  251. Amy says:

    Super cute bag!

  252. Erica K says:

    I had two African Green Singing Finches for a while… I loved them, but they did not sing. πŸ™

  253. Mandy Sark says:

    My coworker brought in cream puffs. I ate a lot of them.

  254. Colleen says:

    Would love to win this adorable bag!

  255. Stacie says:

    I like turtles. The live kind and the candy. I did not enjoy turtle soup the one time I tried it when I was in New Orleans.

  256. Emily says:

    I’m going to get fried ice cream soon… YUUUUUUUUUUM

  257. Sharene says:

    Bag is so cute!!

  258. Alexis says:

    Going to Ireland next semester and would looooove to have this bag with me! πŸ˜‰

  259. Ceci says:

    I shed more hair than my long haired kitteh 😑

  260. Lisa says:

    I’m actually really scared of birds thanks to a little incident in a bird santuary when I was younger but this bag is so cute!

  261. Reesa says:

    I am loving the holidays. I’m actually very organized this year (which is a surprise even to me — lol).

  262. Emma B says:

    I never wear pajamas in public; I don’t even wear sweatpants in public.

  263. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I prefer shower gels over soap

  264. reeeeb says:

    Today I ate spinach pesto cream pasta with shrimp.

  265. Nicolle S says:

    I’ve never had a pet ANYTHING! :O

  266. Jennifer Pham says:

    This morning I was just riding on an airplane πŸ™‚

  267. Maggie says:

    I’m wearing Deborah Lippman Phoenix Rising from the Rock This Town set. πŸ™‚

  268. i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee birddddddddddddddsss

  269. Wendy says:

    Love this

  270. Lindsay says:

    So cute! I want this!

  271. Liz says:

    Sometimes my I’m-running-out-for-a-quick-errand clothes are so comfortable that my DH thinks I’m wearing PJ’s.

  272. Veronica says:

    omg…kate spade is my LIFE

  273. Joanne says:

    I love Christmas because there’s peppermint flavored everything!

  274. Natalie says:

    My nickname is Tali, somehow my parents got that from Natalie. But a lot of my friends and coworkers call me Nat.

  275. Kate says:

    Wearing Revlon Vintage on my nails.

  276. Pam says:

    This would go great with my new purse! πŸ˜€

  277. Jessica davis says:

    It takes me about 11 mins. To do my hair in the morning if I don’t wash my hair. If its wet it takes me about 14 min to style my hair!

  278. Thomas Murphy says:

    My friends and family either call me TJ or T

  279. Karen says:

    Lets’ do this!

  280. sarah says:

    once i ate an elephant,
    and then i ate a giraffe,
    and then i ate a kangaroo,
    that really made me laugh- haha!

  281. Emily Larkin says:

    I’m an elementary teacher and today was pajama day! So yes, I’ve worn pajamas in public πŸ™‚

  282. Kimberly says:

    That bag is adorable, thanks Karen for all of the giveaways!

  283. Thanks again for the giveaway.
    Currently loving the cool weather and hot chocolate.And also excited for the vampire diaries episode..I think am in love with ian..He’s just too sexy for the role…!!! :p

    twitter: @JFRahamoni
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/JFRahamoni/status/281568562819264512

    email: rahamonijakblak@gmail.com

  284. Abs says:

    I’ve recently quit a 20 year habit of picking my cuticles by constantly having my nails painted. Amazing.

  285. Dorota says:

    What do you look forward to the most during the holiday season?
    -xoxo Dorota

  286. Kelly says:

    love the bag! love that i’m surrounded by loving pets – kitty and puppy.

  287. Gaytri says:

    Blue is my fav colour!

  288. Liz Chan says:

    my makeup addiction is getting really out of hand… but just bought mac dubonnet lipstick and loving it!!

  289. Pa Chia Vang says:

    Trying something new everyday!

  290. Cindy G says:

    I’m obsessed with bar soaps; my faves are from the Oregon Soap Company, specifically the Oatmeal Lavender ones!

  291. Jessica J says:

    i don’t ever wear my pajamas out in public πŸ˜›

  292. Cristina says:

    I’m a geek. I usually sing nyan cat’s song for no reason

  293. Vicki says:

    Ooh, me me me! Looks like it would be a super cute knitting bag too!

  294. HOW DID I MISS THIS GIVEAWAY?! This bag is so cute!
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  295. Donna F says:

    Neeeeeed to put a tree up or its going to be too late!

  296. Maria says:

    Last week my favouritest Snuggie was stolen out of my car (along with a bunch of other things) – and one of my closest friends surprised me with a new deluxe one the other night at work just because. I cried – so blessed!

  297. Christine says:

    I had two pet birds when I stayed in China for 3 months! I asked about them a few months later when I was already home, and my relatives told me they “flew away.” πŸ™

  298. Janet says:

    Love the pattern!

  299. Karrie says:

    I like t

  300. Yao says:

    This is so adorable! Right now I’m watching the X Factor final, having not watched any of the season so far. Whoo holiday TV watching!

  301. Tatyana G says:

    We have a parakeet named Truffles and he is an old man. He is almost 13 and he has been having an amazing life and makes us very happy daily. We love him dearly.

  302. Michelle says:

    Yes I briefly had 2 pet birds, Romeo & Juliet. I eventually gave them to my mom though after realizing bird care took A LOT of work.

    I think this case is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaways Karen πŸ™‚

  303. MJ says:

    Shower gels! I always find that bars slip through my hands.

  304. snoopysteph says:

    Shame on anyone who wears pajamas in public! Yoga pants & swears are way too easy to throw on. πŸ™‚

  305. Kristen says:

    I’m currently wearing Essie exotic Liras on my nails! I love love the shine on it, it’s a gorgeous color!

  306. Petunia says:

    today was pajama day for the kids at school. half the town was in pajamas all day

    Happy Holidays!

  307. Melissa says:

    Wow this one is gorgeous! I’d love to store my polishes in this!

  308. Karyn says:

    I’m excited to use my dotting and striping tool that I just bought to make some pretty Christmas nail designs!

  309. Amina Abbas says:

    I love peppermint bark:-)

  310. Darby Herlong says:

    Mine! Mine! Mine!
    -Those seaguls

  311. RHODA says:


  312. Dee Kean says:

    Hoping I get lucky…go ahead make my day

  313. Megan says:

    Bar soap all the way – and always Dove too.

  314. Anna says:

    My skin is super dry, winter is not kind to me :/

  315. Jennifer S says:

    I love the pattern on this bag.

  316. Karen C says:

    That bag is so pretty!

  317. Cindy Hau says:

    I used to have a pet bird that was an offspring from our 3rd grade class birds

  318. Lauren says:

    I just had my 23 day old shellac updated with I Am Not Really A Waitress for the holidays.

  319. Sara V. says:

    The birds are so cute on this. Interesting print for a makeup bag, but in a good way πŸ™‚

  320. Sparkle says:

    Yeah, my friends used to call me little lizard ! As I have boney hands ! lol

  321. Elizabeth says:

    Seriously cute!

  322. Vanilla Addict says:

    I love cats but not allowed to own one πŸ™ bless your sweet cat :*

  323. malvidia says:

    What a pity we don’t have Kate Spade in Italy!

  324. Sarah says:

    The weather outside is frightful.

  325. Carla Pullum says:

    Yes I have had a pet bird Joey and he is missed!!

  326. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I love shower gels but time constraints have me using bar soap most mornings.

  327. Jessica says:

    OMG the pattern on the bag is to die for. I need something like that in my life.
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  328. Mikki says:

    The only think I own that is Kate Spade is one of her Bow Rings, and its gorgeous

  329. April says:

    My nails are painted with OPI Rockette Red!

  330. Ruth says:

    I enjoy that you’re a crazy cat lady too! fuzz babies are awesome!! w00t!

  331. U Syed says:

    To buy list for today- watts up by benefit and makeup forever N45

  332. sophie says:

    this is gorgeous

  333. Erin says:

    Shower gel!

  334. Cassy says:

    Birds always make me think of my grandma as she has 3 birds. One of them got out of its cage once and she couldn’t find him for hours. He’d flown onto her mantle where she has lots of knickknacks. He hid by standing very still, she thought he was just a figurine (which is funnier because I don’t think she actually has a bird figuring, but he was very convincing!)

  335. Bristol says:

    I heart birds, makeup and Kate Spade, therefore I need this giveaway!

  336. Bobbie says:

    i love the stripes!

  337. melanie says:

    i prefer bar soap!

  338. RM says:

    This is so cute! I love Bottega Veneta’s new fragrance.

  339. ROBYN says:

    I love my mustached parakeet named oscar.

  340. America says:

    My nickname is USA.

  341. Justine says:

    I have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

  342. Tian A. says:

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway and happy holiday!

  343. Kristina says:

    I don’t have a Christmas tree this year πŸ™

  344. Michelle says:

    “Pay no attention to this nautical nonsense!” What movie is that from?

  345. Louise says:

    I’m wearing OPI’s You Only Live Twice on my nails now! It’s the perfect Christmas red!

    BTW thank you so much for doing these giveaway’s Karen! It’s really so generous of you xx
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  346. Lisa says:


  347. Alix says:

    Mahal kita!

    -Your fellow Filipina

  348. Franny says:

    This is the first Christmas in our first house so this Christmas is extra special!

  349. Becca C says:

    Thankfully the deadline is PST instead of EST :-/ Gorgeous bag!

  350. Amanda G says:

    I like cheese!

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