12 Days of Giveaways: Two Ways to Win a Signature Gia Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade (a $78 Value)!

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

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

My love for Kate Spade’s pretty well documented on MBB, so I’m thrilled about this next prize in the 12 Days of Giveaways series — a Kate Spade Signature Gia cosmetics case valued at $78.

Your wallet, keys and phone get to tool around town in your purse. Don’t your lipsticks, glosses and liners deserve their own ride? — one that’ll keep them safe and sound, like the Gia, which zips shut to protect your makeup treasures while you’re out and about. In this Kate Spade case, they’ll travel in style.


I hope you’re ready. Day two of 12 Days of Giveaways on Makeup and Beauty Blog starts now. πŸ™‚

  • One (1) Signature Gia Cosmetics Case from Kate Spade valued at $78.

  • 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, do you have a favorite purse? What do you usually carry with you in your makeup bag? Do you plan to bake or cook anything special for the holidays? What does your Christmas tree look like? When was the last time you did a smokey eye? Do you wear makeup when it’s raining or snowing outside? How are you with apply false lashes? What’s for dinner? — 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 Signature Gia Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade! http://bit.ly/Ryo10d

  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 18, 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. You also still have a few hours to enter yesterday’s giveaway for a Zella Galaxy Fleece Hoodie from Nordstrom (ends at midnight PST tonight, 12/16/12).

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Charisma! Congratulations, Charisma! 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. Bristol says:

    I just purchased my first Kate Spade purse, thank you Nordies Black Friday deals! I feel like this Signature Gia belongs in my new bag!

  2. Avery says:

    This is so cute! I’ve always wanted a proper fancy makeup case

  3. Raquel says:

    I’m happy that Sephora is now selling more OCC. I can’t wait until they have the tinted moisturizers/concealers, so I can test my right color before purchasing.

  4. BooBooNinja says:

    I always have a brow pencil in my makeup bag.

  5. Jessica davis says:

    I carry my little make up bag in my purse with all some lipglosses in it. I keep adding more and more to the little bag! Lol. Think I might need a bigger one just for my lips!!

  6. Tarryn says:

    My makeup bag staples – MAC technakohl eyeliner in graphblack and Burberry Lip Cover in Cameo Pink!

  7. colleen boudreau says:

    I’m gonna bake cookies.

  8. Brittany k says:

    So pretty! I made peanut butter on a whole wheat pita for dinner and nuked it a couple seconds. It’s my favorite form of junk food/comfort food.

  9. Christine says:

    I wore a smokey eye last week!

  10. lyndsay says:

    we’re having latkes and roasted asparagus for dinner πŸ™‚

  11. Nora says:

    Just made a nice cup of hot tea for my hubby and me! πŸ™‚

  12. Dinner will be a sandwich with avocado, tomato and provolone cheese. Oh and I’ll probably top it with sea salt and Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … My week in photographs: December 9-14

  13. Courtney says:

    I carry a few lip balms and glosses, some translucent powder, concealer, a small hair spray, a small brush, and some lotion. Does that seem like a lot? πŸ™‚

  14. Andrea A. says:

    How cute is that bag!!! So adorable!! πŸ™‚ I’ve never had anything Kate Spade before!

  15. gina says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone! !!

  16. Megan Michelle says:

    I did a smokey eye last night for my husbands company holiday party.

  17. Lisa says:

    Love it! I’ve been keeping the korres cherry lip glosses in my purse, but notice the caps of all my korres products break, which is a bummer.

  18. Becky says:

    This is a lovely giveaway.

  19. Suri says:

    Super cute bag!

  20. Margaret says:

    I love Kate spade too!! I have a pair of kate spade red heels. I love this bag too πŸ™‚

  21. Wow, what a sleek case! πŸ™‚

  22. Solangel says:

    I plan to bake a domed cake for my sister’s birthday, which happens to fall on Christmas πŸ˜€

  23. Chris El says:

    I absolutely love Kate Spade!

  24. Shana says:

    We’ve had Hanukkah already — I made latkes. They were from Trader Joe’s but yummy!

  25. Jen B says:

    I carry so many lippies in my bag that its slightly embarrassing :-/

  26. Paige says:

    I just moved into my new house!

  27. bruna louise says:

    i have sequin purse i got on ebay, very cheap, but i love it!!

  28. Katherine says:

    I don’t know what my Christmas tree looks like yet, but I’m headed home on Thursday so I will find out then. πŸ™‚

  29. sweeks1980 says:

    I’ve made brownies, chocolate crinkle cookies, shortbread, and truffles (all for students and coworkers). I’ve also attempted to make rugelach, but it has been a bit of a disaster so far πŸ™

  30. Phuong says:

    I’m having chicken and pasta for dinner. Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

  31. Lindsay says:

    I love lamp… and Kate Spade!

  32. Melissa says:

    In my makeup bag I carry lip products, powder foundation, and eyeliner. Also perfume samples, if I have any.

  33. Christina says:

    I’m so excited for the holidays! My besties and I are doing a Secret Santa and I found the perfect gift and card for my person! :3 We’re having our Christmas party this Friday and I can’t wait!!

  34. Alyssa says:

    Love this bag, it’s so adorable!

  35. Lynn says:

    I love Kate Spade! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  36. Sparkle says:

    Well, I keep thinking of when I am gonna win a giveaway somewhere ! I keep entering and nothing happens .. πŸ™‚ This christmas I am alone-lonely ! No family, no friends . Stuck in another country ! hmm ..

  37. Vanessa C. says:

    My favorite purse is my old, basic black Coach purse I bought gently used online for under $40.

  38. Melissa says:

    Absolutely love everything Kate Spade! Twirl smells so amazing and I spray in my hair and get to smell it all day long. I love her vibrant colors!

  39. Naomi says:

    Pretty bag, my lipglosses, compact mirror and others need a new ride!! Enjoy the Holidays with family and friends because that’s what it’s all about. Happy Holidays

  40. Erin says:

    This is too cute, Karen!

  41. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    I am a huge fan of kate spade! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! Tweeting as @kelliechio

  42. Kellie says:

    In my to go makeup bg, I have powder, too many lip glosses, blotting papers, lip balm, and a tiny mascara.

  43. Shannon says:

    Just made some Molasses Cookies for some pre-holiday cheer! I’m pretty stoked about them, ngl…

  44. Malaka says:

    My mom adores Kate Spade. I’ve never had anything of my own this would be great!

  45. Rachel says:

    This is so pretty!

  46. JudyB says:

    I’m Jewish, and right now i carry all my lipglosses in a tiny compartment in my purse! Would love this bag πŸ™‚

  47. Jenna N. says:

    Kate Spade stuff always looks so classy! I love this makeup bag. So good for travelling.

  48. Judy says:

    I was just planning on getting this for myself for christmas! Hope I win it instead!!

  49. Lisa says:

    Bwahaha, I carry my beauty stuff in a TSA-approved clear quart-sized Ziploc bag >.<

  50. Kalli says:

    I love Kate Spade’s stuff! It’s so quirky and fun πŸ™‚
    Kalli recently posted … Konstantino Trunk Show

  51. Jessica says:

    What an adorable case! Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I hope you’re having a great weekend xo
    Jessica recently posted … Maybelline Color Sensational Vivds Lipcolors

  52. Danielle says:

    My father in-law makes SO MANY cookies each year that we never bake for the holidays. You could pretty much sustain yourself between Christmas and New Years on the number of sweets that man makes!

  53. Jennifer says:

    My favorite right now is my first Coach I got for my birthday. That Kate Spade one is very nice too.

  54. Libby says:

    I love my lips the most so I’m always carrying some sort of lipstick color. I always have a red (lately it’s NARS’ Cruella) and a nice everyday MLBB color.

  55. Jennifer Dysart says:


    I am loving my new Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC at the moment, it goes with everything!

  56. Deborah says:

    Used to love Tokidoki/LeSportsac!

  57. I did have a favorite purse, a camel leather Michael Kors bag, but it finally gave up on my after daily use for about 3 years. LOL. I’m on the hunt for the next perfect bag now.

    BTW, I’m following on twitter and also tweeted about the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  58. Karen says:

    Love Kate Spade!

  59. Camille Domingo says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! My most FAVOURITE bag, ever, is my medium Gucci Boston bag with hearts all over it. I think it’s from the 2008 collection.

  60. Donna says:

    That is a gorgeous makeup bag

  61. Jenn says:

    So cute! I carry around multiple lip balms and glosses in my bag.

  62. Julie says:

    I love Kate Spade! This would be awesome to win

  63. Amber says:

    How cute! Who can’t use another makeup bag?

  64. Jean Clare says:

    That’s such a cute case! I totally want to win it!

  65. YadiQ says:

    I usually carry way too much in my makeup bag! This would make for ease of carrying all my stuff!!

  66. Rosalyn francisco says:

    So cute. I’ve been needing a new makeup bag. Thanks

  67. Aelyn says:

    Dinner is baking in the oven and making me hungry!

  68. Lauren Sutherland says:

    My favorite purse is my B. Makowsky Gianna Satchel! I love the soft leather and accent gold zippers

  69. Susie says:

    If it’s raining or snowing very hard outside, I still wear makeup, but keep it minimal

  70. Laura j says:

    I’d stick this in my diaper bag…baby needs diapers, mommy needs lip gloss

  71. Joanna says:

    I always carry liptick in my bag. Happy Holidays!!!

  72. Mai says:

    That bag looks too cute!

  73. sunchicka says:

    Love my black studded leather bag.

  74. nora says:

    Love, love, love Kate Spade! Would love to win too!

  75. Jill says:

    Waterproof/long wear makeup when it’s rainy or snowy πŸ˜‰

  76. Deirdre says:

    Kate Spade is my favorite handbag designer; thanks for the chance to win. XO

  77. Allisa says:

    My favorite bag is actually from forever 21. I bought it a few years back, but it is my go to everyday bag because I can fit so much in it.

  78. Katherine says:

    Love those colors in the cosmetics case! πŸ™‚

  79. Mina says:

    I could use a new bag!

  80. anne says:

    I love kate spade. Happy holidays Karen!!!

  81. LauraA says:

    Totally wear makeup when it is raining or snowing–precip doesn’t cause a change in the makeup routine for me.

    The Kate Spade bag is gorgeous! Thank you for another great giveaway opportunity, Karen!

  82. Anne says:

    I love KS. Happy holidays Karen!

  83. Madelynn says:

    My roommate works for Kate Spade!

  84. jasmine c says:

    I am so excited about Christmas and your contest πŸ˜€
    In all seriousness I love your blog because we are similar I’m coloring. Tan girls rock!

  85. Charisma says:

    I always have lip balm, lip gloss/lip stick, and moisturizer in my makeup bag.

  86. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I pretty much suck with applying false lashes. Beef is what’s for dinner with some yellow rice.

  87. Laura W says:

    Just tried Sally Hansen gel strips for my company Christmas party. Amazing. I found 2 coats of top coat instead of one kept them from peeling & I kept my nails under the led lamp for 2 minutes instead of 30 seconds as the directions stated. Some of the other reviews I have read had problems with peeling within a few hours.

  88. Lucia says:

    I don’t have a favorite purse that I own right now, but when I do get my dream Chanel 2.55, then that will def be my fave purse =D

  89. Christine W. says:

    I love all things Kate Spade. Thanks for doing the giveaways!

  90. Hanna says:

    I would love to win
    Hanna recently posted … Classy Mini Skirt

  91. Kiara says:

    Ugh, I’m HORRID at applying falsies. I have to wear them all the time for performances, but somehow still haven’t improved my skills haha

  92. Melissa says:

    I’m so ready for my Sephora order to come in! I finally splurged on some Guerlain. And Karen, your blog always brightens my day. I love your writing style!

  93. Maria Wilson says:

    such a cute bag! I’d love to win πŸ˜›

  94. Belle says:

    SF looked like fun! What a cute Kate Spade purse!

  95. Cecille says:

    Just made gingerbread cookies!

  96. Ashley says:

    I love Kate Spade and this blog!

  97. Alison says:

    My favorite bag is my longchamp

  98. Lindsey says:

    On Christmas, my mom and I make rouladen from her German recipe. It’s thinly punded beef spread with German mustard and filled with sauteed bacon, onions, and German pickles. SO. GOOD.

  99. Xochil says:

    At my house we usually eat Tamales for Christmas πŸ™‚

  100. Mel says:

    Right before I clicked on this post, I was taking things out of my makeup bag because it got too full and too impossible to zip close. But I couldn’t part with anything in that bag! Each item is in there for a reason, you know?

    I’m trying really hard not to end up carrying a makeup CASE with me everywhere πŸ˜›

  101. Bethany says:

    I think the bag is adorable! My makeup would feel at home with that Kate Spade bag.

  102. annette says:

    Only three more days of work and I’m off to MT for Christmas.

  103. BB says:

    I had on a little makeup in the rain today and it actually stayed on (Sephora waterproof eye pencil).

  104. Jenn P says:

    I heart Kate Spade! her stuff is so classic and timeless!

  105. Tricia says:

    In the past two days I have completed 5 crochet projects all gifts

  106. Brooke says:

    Beautiful bag! I plan on baking a Caramel Apple Cheesecake for Christmas! πŸ™‚

  107. Nancy says:

    Def baking sugar cookies! It’s a delicious tradition!

  108. Kayleigh says:

    So pretty!

  109. I don’t ever, ever, enter giveaways. But, I felt compelled this time, bc I do love KS and I do love a good cosmetics bag. So, what do I have to lose?? Also RT you as well.

  110. Sara says:

    We had football food for dinner- hot dogs and chips!

  111. Jessica K says:

    I have been eyeing Kate Spade bags recently as I’ve been looking for a cosmetics case! This one is so lovely, would be grand to get my bitty hands on it! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaways!

  112. Jeannie says:

    christmas tree? well this year my theme is magic – disney magic. we repurposed last years ornaments and made them into mickey ears.

  113. EmmyJean says:

    I’m terrible at applying false lashes on myself, it’s so much easier on someone else! I always seem to stab myself in the eye!
    EmmyJean recently posted … Inspired by RenRen: Smoky Copper Eyes

  114. Tiffanie says:

    This is so cute! It would go perfectly in the handbag my husband got me for our 10th anniversary this summer!

  115. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I have to say your prizes are so fancy! And, now I only carry a nappy bag full of baby stuff and my treasures are at the bottom. I always have to empty the bag just to find something. You’d think I would organise but, no.

  116. Lena says:

    My Favourite bag is the Marc Jacobs bag that my bf gave me four our third year anniversary!

  117. Kristina says:

    False eyelashes are my Achilles heel!

  118. Roxanne says:

    I recieved a Coach wallet for my birthday a couple weeks ago. I *heart* it.

  119. Melissa says:

    In high school, I saved up forever- to buy my first Kate Spade purse. It was red, with black checkered print inside. I was so proud of myself for earning the money for it by myself. It was my first “real” grown up purse!

  120. Cindy G says:

    This is so cute! And I’ve been looking for a new makeup bag πŸ˜€

  121. Sunita Magar says:

    I love anything Kate Spade!!

  122. Jim Lipscomb says:

    I know just who I’d give this to!

  123. Hazel says:

    I’ve been looking for something to store all my makeup in. That bag looks super pretty! Happy Christmas, everyone!

  124. Heidi says:

    I always carry an ALARMING number of lip products with me at all times.

  125. Prachi Shah says:

    Now this would be a good holiday gift !!..I always keep mascara in my makeup bag always.

  126. Stef Smith says:

    Homemade biscotti, YUM!!!

  127. Joy D says:

    What a darling bag. this would look cute on me. πŸ™‚ Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  128. Kaylyn says:

    I love Kate Spade! Thanks Karen!

  129. Lynn says:

    I have a little Little Twin Star case, it’s plastic so i like it because it doesn’t stain.

  130. Crystal says:

    what a great makeup bag! I could definitely use a new one

  131. Dahlia says:

    The only time I wore false eyelashes was on my wedding day! I would love to wear them more often but I’m too scared to put them on myself :-S

  132. Tran Ho says:

    I plan to bake some cookies and brownies this holiday season!

  133. Anna says:

    no false lashes for me

  134. Sandy says:

    I have never worn false eyelashes and I usually make nanaimo bars at Christmas, hopefully make them this week!

  135. Aida says:

    I am a lip product junkie for sure… In my purse you will find a lot more lipsticks, lip glosses, lip balms than anyone needs in a day. I just love having options lol.

  136. Jennifer says:

    Holiday baking brownies & cookies.

  137. Melissa says:

    Very cute! I’d love to win this πŸ˜‰

  138. Carolyn N. says:

    Just put up my miniature Christmas tree with red and green lights!

  139. Amanda says:

    This week I’m going on a baking frenzy! I’m making red velvet cupcakes with Oreos on the bottom and cool whip frosting. I’m also making lemon cool whip cookies! I love holiday treats.

    My sister and I are also exchanging Christmas presents this week. We’re getting sister tattoos. Together they’ll say “to infinity and beyond”. I’m terrified and excited.

  140. Dee says:

    I usually carry mascara lip gloss and eyeliner! πŸ™‚

  141. Gummychild says:

    Mmm. I just had me a fresh apple turnover from Sprout’s (one of my favs)…those crunchy sugar crystals on top always hits the spot. =D

  142. Nina T says:

    I’m loving Kate Spade right now. Her designs are so cute; and her bags aren’t all over the place – so you can feel a little unique when you carry yours!

  143. Mary Ann Gorman says:

    I love the print on this makeup bag! I love Kate spade but can only afford the iPhone cases haha

  144. Amy T says:

    I have many favorite purses that I would love to buy but I simply can’t afford. I’d love this kate spade giveaway πŸ™‚ In my makeup bag I usually carry powder, mascara and lip gloss.

  145. Heather says:

    I did a smoky eye 2 days ago when my gfs and I went clubbing to celebrate the end of the quarter! πŸ™‚

  146. Melissa says:

    Love this bag.

  147. Katrina says:

    My favorite purse is the one I’m getting for Christmas from the hubby – I picked it out!

  148. elle says:

    Essie Good As Gold is a wonderful color, but my nails disagree with it–they break so easily now!
    I’m trying to grow them out again.
    thank you so much!
    julylightning at yahoo dot com

  149. Bonnie says:

    If I’m going out, the makeup is going on, rain or shine (or snow or sleet, neither of which I get where I live, but hey…).

  150. Kate & Zena says:

    Happy Holidays!

  151. Kristen says:

    It’s so pretty!!!! I’m studying abroad and I go back to the states tomorrow, I’m excited but sad at the same time!!

  152. Jennifer says:

    I love the design of this bag!

  153. Vali says:

    Please, please, do an international giveaway… It is so frustrating for me to read your blog and not be able to participate because I am living in France.
    This cosmetic case look fantastic and the winner will be a very lucky girl !

  154. anika hein says:

    This cosmetic bag is amazing and would make the BEST gift for a Kate Spade loving friend of mine!!!!

  155. angela says:

    That bag’s so gorgeous!!!

  156. Caroline says:

    Wow! That’s a cute bag!

  157. Abby says:

    That is a super cute makeup bag!

  158. Megan says:

    this is so beautiful πŸ™‚

  159. Hannah says:

    I just love Kate Spade’s stuff

  160. Ester says:

    I’ve been eyeing Kate spade for years! Even at the outlet, the price is hard to swallow :/

  161. Larissa de Oliveira says:

    My favorite bag is the Cambridge Satchel, much love! What I carry in my necessarie’s the basics: Foundation Stick, mattifying powder, a makeup sponge, a miniature perfume, mascara, eye pencil and 3 lipsticks!

  162. Agata says:

    My favorite purse is a Guess navy blue one with sequins on top πŸ™‚ This bag is super cute!

  163. Ruchita says:

    I always have lip gloss, blotting paper and MAC Blot Powder in my make up bag!

  164. Michelle says:

    I love Kate Spade anything! I have yet to own one of her cosmetic bags — cute!

  165. Tennyoceres says:

    My current cosmetic bag (aka Ziploc bag) has seen better days. My traveling makeup stash deserves an upgrade.

  166. Sara says:

    For dinner is spiced lamb meatballs with Tzatiki sauce yum.

  167. Cindy Aiton says:

    Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. My favorite bag is a vintage tooled leather satchel that belonged to my mother in the 70s.

  168. Nina says:

    Sleigh bells ringggg, are you listenin’? πŸ˜€

  169. Indhirap says:

    Don’t have nothing from Kate Spade, this would be a welcome addition to my purse collection.

  170. Anjie Scheuren says:

    What a cute bag! Love Kate Spade. πŸ™‚

  171. Caitlin says:

    I plan to bake some chocolate chip cookies and snicker doodles for the holidays.

  172. Tiffany says:

    Haha T-Money and K-Dawg πŸ˜€ My best friend and I decorated a mini white Christmas tree with mini ornaments in my dorm. It’s so cute!

  173. Alisha says:

    I just bought a makeup bag for my purse that was $1.99 but I think I would much rather have a Kate Spade in my purse πŸ™‚

  174. Sarah says:

    Loving your blog and I love this bag!

  175. Angela Jean says:

    Happy Monday! : )

  176. Alison says:

    Love it! I carry Boscia blotting papers, tweezers, Rimmel lipstick and a USB drive with me in my little makeup case, although I wish it was Kate Spade!

  177. Karen C says:

    I love me some Kate Spade!!

  178. Kristin says:

    I love Kate Spade πŸ™‚

  179. Helena says:

    That bag is friggin’ adorable.

  180. Amber M. says:

    Kate Spade! Ah! This would be a lovely addition to my purse πŸ™‚

  181. marta says:

    I think I am getting sick πŸ™

  182. Jennifer Hill says:

    I love Kate Spade!

  183. Chelsea says:

    My current go-to bag is thrifted Kate Spade… love the brand.

  184. Casey says:

    I’m addicted to Kate Spade accessories!

  185. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Oooh, love love love!

  186. Blanca says:

    Your Monday polls have inspired me to start journaling again. You show that even random little topics can offer interesting insight into someone’s life / personality.

  187. Lauri E. says:

    Love Kate Spade… love her jewelry too

  188. Maureen says:

    I am baking some Christmas cookies.

  189. Gail says:

    Merry Christmas Tabs from Marlon – I already opened a couple of presents – ha ha – they can’t fool me – there was catnip in them & I found them – Time for a nap – maybe I’ll eat firstΓ’β„’Β₯

  190. Supriya says:

    I have a Coach cross body bag that I take everywhere these days, it leaves me hands free and big enough to carry everything I need but not bulky at all!

  191. Kate says:

    I was drooling over this bag just the other day!

    I live in Western Canada and we just finally got a some snow that looks like it’s going to stick around! I love it! Right now I can see big flakes falling outside my window. I definitely wear less makeup (generally) when it’s like this. Gotta always be ready for an impromptu snow fight! Haha

  192. Leah says:

    I’m planning on making some mini oreo cheesecakes for the holidays once finals are over! So excited!

  193. jaymie says:

    I usually carry powder, lip balm, lipstick/gloss, and lately black eyeliner, just in case I guess πŸ™‚

  194. Amie F says:

    We don’t have our Christmas Tree up yet. We are going to do that this Wednesday.

  195. Katrina says:

    So cute! Love Kate Spade

  196. Karen says:

    Pan-seared pork tenderloin with potatoes for dinner tonite πŸ™‚

  197. onegreatsmile says:

    I took the same photo of the xmas tree in Union square in 2005 when I was there. Love San Fran at holiday time!!

  198. Emma B says:

    I carry powder, eye shadow, concealer, and lipstick in my makeup bag.

  199. Kasey says:

    I always carry my makeup bag with me! I always have lipgloss, a mirror, hand lotion, face powder, tissues and travel eyeliner just in case!

  200. Kathleen says:

    I got these cute -believe it or not- travel kits from a Walmart brand, ME Essentials, as a gift from my aunt. I keep those exclusively in my current makeup bag, and only bring the lipstick/gloss I used in the morning for touch ups. This would be the perfect bag!

  201. Jaa Maurer says:

    Coach purses are my fav purses =D

  202. VictoriaJane says:

    I can never decide between a tiny purse with just the necessities, or a big one with everything but the kitchen sink. So right now i just go the tote + wallet route.

  203. Connie says:

    My Christmas plans are to bake a ton of cookies as usual!

  204. Clara O. says:

    I carry my Fresh sugar in my makeup bag.

  205. Natalie says:

    I wear makeup when its snowing….not really when its raining. I made chocolate balls with cookie crumbles in them for the holidays. yum.

  206. Susie says:

    Your giveaways are so classy now. Great taste. I am very minimalist with makeup.
    Eye shadow is the first thing I do without when I am in a rush, or almost anytime, though you are changing my mind on that. I like subtle eye shadows. Thanks!

  207. Carol B says:

    I love Kate Spade & don’t own one single piece of her stuff! πŸ™ How wrong is that? So…Thanks for the chance to win this sweet cosmetics bag! Happy Holidays! Γ’β€Ίβ€ž

  208. Kat says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you! For me, I think my Christmas tree will look ordinary with all the baubles and lights. I don’t have it up yet but it’s not like i have any new accessories to make it look different than it did the years before. ^_^

  209. Liz says:

    My favorite purse sets off anti-theft systems in stores even when it’s empty, so I can’t take it shopping anymore πŸ™ Still have no idea why it does that; it’s the weirdest thing.

  210. Alicia says:

    My Christmas plans are to bake lots of yummy treats!

  211. laurie says:

    Baking some Christmas cookies right now!

  212. Mikki says:

    I saw The Hobbit twice this weekend in less then 24 hours. Best weekend ever.

  213. Joey cui says:

    Merry Xmas!

  214. Sherry says:

    I baked cookies with my Grandma for 8 hours last Thursday, it was so much fun!

  215. Aubrey H. says:

    Love Kate Spade! πŸ™‚

  216. Tatyana G says:

    I currently carry around a very small purse so I can only fit a lip balm and a lip gloss.

  217. So fun reading your blog.

  218. katie says:

    Cute bag! I have never owned any Kate Spade but I love her designs.

  219. Emma K says:

    Would love to lug my select faves back and forth in this beauty of a bag! I feel like it’d make my constant travels so much cuter!

  220. Vanessa F says:

    In my makeup bag I have several lip glosses, a few lipsticks, chapstick, tide to go pen (whose lid ALWAYS falls off) and a roll on perfume (Princess by Vera Wang).

  221. Margie says:

    My Christmas tree is about 3′ tall and has hello kitty ornaments! πŸ™‚

  222. Laura says:

    I always tote around lip balm (kiehl’s and eos are my current favorites).

  223. Dlori says:

    I follow you on twitter and shared this contest on my twitter page, the link is:


    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  224. Dlori says:

    Thank you for doing all these fabulous giveaways for your many fans. Happy holidays and good luck to all

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  225. Rachel says:

    I love this case. So sleek and cute! And the color scheme matches my tabby cats’ fur!

  226. Virginia says:

    I’d love to be entered to win this case. Thanks! It’s really cute.

  227. Melissa says:

    I am nearly done with my Christmas shopping. Yippeeee!

  228. Karin P says:

    I usually just carry a face powder, kabuki brush,and a few lip glosses, and a nude eyeshadow in my makeup bag. I like the idea of looking refreshed and natural.

  229. Laura says:

    My Christmas tree is a bit lopsided and covered with all different kinds of ornaments collected throughout the years. Our puppy, Chloe, keeps trying to eat the ornaments on the tree, so the bottom branches are pretty sparse!

  230. Mary says:

    The two makeup items I never leave home without are eyeliner and lipgloss.

  231. Janelle says:

    YES, I have a favorite purse! It’s off-white and slouchy, so I usually only use it in the spring and summertimes. It’s great for travel, too, because it’s so spacious!

  232. Steph says:

    what a lovely bag!

  233. Menia says:

    I always wear my lipstick regardless of the weather outside!

  234. MF says:

    Baked mac and cheese for dinner!

  235. Jac says:

    No purse here!

  236. Kelsey says:

    That bag is so cute!

  237. Marie says:

    Just a few more presents to go and I’m done!!!

  238. Beth says:

    I was traveling last week and totally left my purse at the security checkpoint! I realized it when I was running to catch my flight (with 3 min to spare) so I had no choice but to leave it so I wouldn’t miss my flight. I had no idea how much I would miss it (it was returned 24 hours later). I am never without my purse and I felt like I was without an arm. Never again will I take it for granted!

  239. Jennifer Pham says:

    I am in the mood for a latte πŸ™‚

  240. Katie-Jean says:

    My favorite purse is a Coach, but I love Kate Spade, too!!

  241. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I wear makeup even when it’s raining or snowing, but also wear a ball cap.

  242. weny says:

    I need a new makeup bag πŸ™‚

  243. calandra says:

    If I win it, i’m gonna use it to keep all my essentials in my bag. Like mirror, comb, sanitary pad, hair ties etc. Looks really handy to bring around

  244. Brittany says:

    Entering the Kate Spade outlet here in Chicago is always bad news for my bank account.

  245. AmyD says:

    totally gorgeous bag, looks good for traveling πŸ™‚

  246. Amanda J. says:

    so lovely! would love to fill it with my makeup galore πŸ™‚

  247. blkrox says:

    I find false lashes VERY intimidating! I have some fabulous peacock ones from Halloween that would look great with a green smokey eye for a night out – but I do nights out like I do false lashes, next to never LOL

  248. DLAOKC says:

    So cute – thanks for the chance to win!

  249. mrsshukra says:


  250. Mandy says:

    My family didn’t put up a Christmas tree this year πŸ™

  251. natalie says:

    fantastic makeup bag from a perfect makeup blog! xo.

  252. Julia says:

    We got the best Christmas tree this year–we drove up to the tree lot, looked around for about five minutes, and found one that was tall, fat, and (almost) perfectly “Christmas-tree” shaped. It’s always a bummer to have to “settle” for a less-than-perfect tree.

  253. Holly says:

    Loving this bag!

  254. Sakura says:

    I think New Years needs a new tradition. I’m thinking that making caramel corn would be a good one. Anybody else have an unique holiday tradition?

  255. Lisette says:

    Lovely bag! Digging your blog!

  256. Mary says:

    What a cute makeup bag!

  257. ashley says:

    I don’t know whet’s for dinner! I was going to make pork chops but I’m feeling lazy!

  258. Stacy Z says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! Kate Spade’s my ultimate weakness!

  259. Elizabeth Diaz says:

    I have a recipe for xmas cookies with chopped cherries in it, can’t wait!

  260. mary says:

    Thanks for the give-away, it is fun!

  261. Allie says:

    I absolutely love Kate Spade! Ny first purse ever was a Kate Spade, and I’ve loved her ever since. Yay free stuff!

  262. Jenny says:

    I need to get my christmas dinner recipes together! πŸ™‚

  263. dawn says:

    I love organiser pouches! They make it easier to find things in my giant work tote (also Kate Spade!).

  264. Neichelle says:

    Putting up the (faux) Christmas tree tomorrow! We’ve never had a real one before.

  265. Sara says:

    These giveaways are amazing! This looks like it could double as a clutch for a night out…

  266. Jess says:

    Love the print on this bag. Kate Spade is always so gorgeous!

  267. Rebecca says:

    This is super cute! Also, are you going to do any posts about gifts for the bf/ hubby?

  268. Sandra says:

    I just really love anything Kate Spade!

  269. Nikita says:

    I like wearing makeup when it’s snowing outside, because it keeps the wind from stinging my face πŸ™‚ Also, I don’t think we have a Christmas tree this year.

  270. Jennifer says:

    This bag would be perfect for many, many, many lip glosses & lipsticks that are in my purse!

  271. Pamela says:

    This case is adorable. I love how it’s fun and preppy at the same time. Thanks for the contest.

  272. porsche king says:

    i love it so chic

  273. porsche king says:

    i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve it πŸ™‚

  274. Hazel says:

    It’s so pretty! Need it for all my makeup!

  275. Kaitlin says:

    For the holidays, I try to convince my dad to make reuben rolls with me! It’s basically the ingredients of a reuben sandwich rolled up into a mini eggroll shape, and then fried, with thousand island dressing for dipping sauce. Yum!

  276. This year I decided to make fudge, it’s yummy but so sweet!

  277. Brooke says:

    Can’t wait to win!

    =) Brooke

  278. Karen says:

    Spent the day with 2 kids home sick- nothing like having sounds of Dora coming from the living room again…

  279. Abs says:

    I usually carry around one lipstick (recently I’m loving Nars Autumn Leaves), some concealer and Josie Maran’s Argan Balm, which is the most amazing this that’s ever happened to my dry hands.

  280. Kelly says:

    love it. need suggestions for nail color for tropical vacation for pedicure. suggestions?

  281. Karrie says:

    I like turtles!!

  282. Sparkle says:

    I have some pita and cheese with tomato and walnut and ofcourse black tea dor dinner .. πŸ™‚

  283. mary says:

    Love this one!

  284. Sandy says:

    I like this almost as much as I like cupcakes

  285. virginie says:

    I am not sure my entry will be valid…Kinda confused here..ANyway, I’ll try thanks karen!

  286. annie says:

    One post said this ends 12/20 but here it says 12/18. Congrats to the winner though =]

  287. Ladreed says:

    Happy Holidays from New Orleans!! I hope Papa Noel brings you everything you asked for…

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