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Travelin’ with tried-and-true faves for my tresses from Bumble & Bumble (available at Sephora)

Rise and shine from Redding! We’re packing up and getting ready to drive back to the Bay Area.



I might not even empty out my suitcase when we get home, though, because I’m taking another trip next week, that one down to Venice Beach in Southern California to visit the headquarters of Hourglass Cosmetics…also known as one of my favorite brands at Sephora.

Okay, well, I should at least unpack my dirty clothes and leave my suitcase open for a few minutes to let Tabs sit in there and chill. (It’s up to him. This is “The Tabs Show” after all, and I’m just a bit player.)

Speaking of Sephora, can I just say how thrilled I was when they started carrying Bumble & Bumble?

Back before they started carrying it, I had to hunt and gather across the great plains of Novato to find my favorite Bumble products. It’s kind of comforting knowing now that when I run out of my B&B must-haves, I just have to make it to the closest Sephora.

Win this weekend’s $50 Sephora e-gift card giveaway, and then shake your tail feathers on down to your closest Sephora to snag bottles of Bumble’s Gentle Shampoo, Super Rich Conditioner, Color Minded Styling Balm and/or Brilliantine. I literally don’t leave home without ‘em. Highly recommended.

Have a great one today. I’ll catch up with you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck: What color lipstick would go well with a rose blush? What’s a good face wash for someone with sensitive skin? What’s your favorite eyeshadow? Are you having a good time? Have you done any traveling so far this summer? Have you ever been to South America?
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  • The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Less than a week to go in Makeup and Beauty Blog’s Massive MAC Giveaway. Get your entries in for the $258 goodie bag of all-star MAC magic morsels before it’s too late!

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  1. Amy says:

    oo I’ve never tried bumble&bumble. I wanted to try their beach wave product. My friends tell me I have nice beachy hair. I think it looks messy :/ But I’m learning to accept the waves lol

  2. Agata says:

    I keep wanting to try Bumble and Bumble products, I read so many good reviews! A trip to Hourglass headquarters sounds amazing, I am pretty jealous right now. Have a great weekend!

  3. Pat says:

    We have a local skincare brand that works well for sensitive skin. Brand’s name is Celeteque. They have different face washes to target specific problems (dry skin, acne, dull skin) and so far they seem to be very friendly to sensitive skin.

  4. Jenn says:

    The best face wash for sensitive skin: Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin. I’ve used it for years!

  5. Paula says:

    I like Bumble and Bumble products in particular the Straight Blow Dry. I have naturally curly wavy hair, when I use this and take my time blow drying I don’t even have to use a straightener!

  6. Tiffanie says:

    A trip to the Hourglass headquarters?! That sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see your pictures.

  7. dawn says:

    How cool! I <3 Hourglass Cosmetics! Have a good trip!

  8. Crystal says:

    I went on a road trip to Disneyland, all the way from central Texas. Lets just say I won’t be doing that again, even if my husband did most of the driving.

  9. Meagan Pugliese says:

    my favourite eyeshadow is the row of blues in the sephora + pantone shades of nature palette

  10. Elena T says:

    I’d like to get a second chance in life and choose some different things at certain ages… but I guess it’s never too late to make something out of your life… There’s still time!

  11. Kristina says:

    On the face wash/cleanser comment train today, I have UBER sensitive skin. When it comes to skincare, I have to b beyond careful about almost everything-from lip balm to acne cream, since I tend to get super dry spots as a result of my eczema. Recently, I discovered Lush’s “Ultrabland” cleanser, which not only has the most exciting name on the planet, but is super moisturizing and gentle. Angels on Bare Skin? This is even more angelic than the Lush cleanser with THAT name.

  12. Ellen says:

    I’ve been to Central America, not South America – I’d like to go!

  13. Lydia says:

    I think MAC Viva Glam IV would go good with a rose colored blush.

  14. Margie says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is MAC Love Connection!

  15. Julia says:

    I use Bumble and Bumble’s curly hair products and I love them. I’ve never been but I’d love to go to South America.

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite eyeshadow color is green.

  17. Laurinha says:

    TGISaturday!!!! hahaha…

  18. Elaine says:

    I love the makeup trend looks from the Carrie Diaries. Dark gold and brown smoky eyes with bright fuschia lips!

  19. Clare says:

    Love B&B, their texturizing cream is a godsend to my limp, fine hair:)
    Clare recently posted … Aurelia Skincare Miracle Cleanser

  20. REBECCA CASH says:

    Coconut oil is an excellent and natural face wash!

  21. alhanouf alammar says:

    Philosophy purity is a great cleanser for sensitive skin types!

  22. Kori says:

    My friend turns 30 today, can’t wait to go celebrate with her! Have a great day Karen!

  23. Rachel says:

    I’m having an awesome time!

  24. Liyana Ismail says:

    I’m enjoying my holidays from my semester break :)

  25. Ivy says:

    I don’t have sensitive skin, but I find that washing your face with oatmeal is great whether you have sensitive skin or not.

  26. Jennifer Pham says:

    I haven’t been to S. America, but I would love to go!

  27. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  28. bhavani says:

    Liking the Tarte BB cream!

  29. sweeks1980 says:

    I’ve had good luck with Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser (my skin tends to be sensitive and oily, which is an annoying combination). I just wish it wasn’t so pricey :(

  30. Sienna says:

    i’ve never been to south america and i’m on the hunt for a new face wash. everything i’ve tried lately leaves my skin too dry.

  31. Noga says:

    I have sensitive skin, and have been using Cetaphil ad the Michael Todd one for sensitive oily skin, both are great (and the latter also takes off makeup).

  32. hanna says:

    I would love to win, I’m looking for new eyeshadow.
    hanna recently posted … How to Wear Floral Jeans

  33. Michelle Teixeira says:

    How cool is it that your job takes you behind the scenes of the makeup industry? So cool!I really love Hourglass goodies. Maybe they will sponsor giveaways for your blog. Hopefully you get some good loot!

  34. Kate says:

    I’ve never used bumble and bumble product- but I’ve heard great things!

  35. Colleen Boudreau says:

    No traveling this summer unfortunately.

  36. Dawnmarie says:

    I love philosophy purity cleanser, I use it with my clarisonic and its perfect for sensitive skin!

  37. Alix says:

    Rice bran is an excellent cleanser/softener for sensitive skin.

  38. Heather USA (Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola) says:

    Currently loving theBalm’s Balm Jovi palette :)

  39. Melissa says:

    We haven’t taken any trips yet, only because we’re saving up for our trip to cancun in November! Yay can’t wait!

  40. karen says:

    Philosophy’s Purity is the best face wash for sensitive skin. I recommend it to everyone.

  41. Brandi says:

    Love Sephora!

  42. Megan says:

    Cetaphil is good for sensitive skin.

  43. Cynthia F. says:

    I love Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin.

  44. Heidi says:

    When my skin is feeling fussy, I like Yes To Cucumbers’ Gentle Cleansing Lotion

  45. Roxanne says:

    I use Cetaphil. I have sensitive skin and these products are amazing. Love them!

  46. Ralitza says:

    I never wear a blush. I have rosy cheeks and I hate them.

  47. Cristina says:

    Revlon pink in the afternoon or fire and ice!

  48. Ana Carolina Ribeiro Olson says:

    A good face wash for someone with sensitive skin (such as myself) is Bare Minerals’ Deep Cleansing Foam! It takes the “grosses” away, but doesn’t dry or irritate the skin! :)

  49. Cristina says:

    Cetaphil facial wash.

  50. Carolyn says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is Naked Lunch by MAC!

  51. camille says:

    wha, whaaaaaaaat????!!! welcome home! yay, you, for getting to do cool stuff like visiting the Hourglass HQ!

    I’ll have to make a trip to Sephora soon! I’ve heard great things about B&B, but can’t find it (texturizing product) anywhere! I refuse to buy from Target, because my hair stylist said that they aren’t supposed to even sell it at Target.

    Have fun at Hourglass! I love their products, but my wallet doesn’t. :(

  52. Michelle says:

    I think one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time is Stila’s “Kitten”! :)

  53. Laura Case says:

    Right now Im loving the blush from the Too Faced Sephora palette. Its amazing!

  54. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love to use a brown or pink eyeshadow everyday!

  55. Maria J. says:

    This Summer I Have Done no Traveling and I am sadden by this.

  56. Camille L says:

    I’ll be going to Venice!!!

  57. Sarah W says:

    Speaking of Hourglass, I’ve been majorly coveting Exhibition!

  58. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    Love all beauty products,gee I am an addict.First place I went to in the USA was Sephora :)

  59. chari says:

    thanks so much, every week the same dream, to win the sephora card!!!!!!

  60. Farhana says:

    It’s been a brutal hot, sticky summer for my skin. Hoping that trying PTR Blemish Buffing Beads will help!

  61. Katrina says:

    Ughhh weekend’s over…. :( (here in saudi arabia)

  62. Mariee says:

    I’ve never tried any of Bumble & Bumble products, but they look great!

  63. Betsy Clark says:

    Ahhhhh…Revlon’s Fire & Ice! A classic, and perennial favorite.

  64. Amber says:

    As a surfer, I *so* have been wanting to try that Bumble & Bumble collection!

  65. anastasia k says:

    i’ve never visited south america…but definately in my plans!

  66. aclearcutsign says:

    Go monochromatic! With a rose blush, I’d pair a similarly-toned lipstick. Heck, even better if it’s a multi-purpose product!

  67. Brooke says:

    I have never been to South America, I want to someday though!! My favorite eyeshadow is probably Urban Decay’s Smog…I think it’s the only color of theirs that I would ever buy the single of! But that’s one good thing about them reusing colors for all their palettes, is that I’ll never have to buy my favorite colors by themselves!! =D

  68. sharon says:

    Bumble & Bumble PREP is awesome! And they have free shipping today. So does MAC! I have a feeling it’s going to be a shopping day! Whoohoo!

  69. Cindy Aiton says:

    My beauty must haves…

    1. Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper – I have tried 100s of curl products and this is the only one that has ever worked for me. I love it so much that I buy it in liters.

    2. Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Liquid Soap – Not only do I have frizzy curls, I also have body acne. FUN! Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Liquid Soap has worked wonders for my breakouts. I actually have “normal” skin now!

    3. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Matte Foundation – The only foundation I ever wear. Easy to apply, looks amazing, and is cruelty free. Triple threat!

  70. My Sephora just started carrying Bumble & Bumble so I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard about it for years! Maybe I’ll have to see if I can get a sample or 2!
    Elizabeth Life and Polish recently posted … Shimmer Polish Jennifer

  71. Lisa C says:

    Went to Europe ages ago, and would love to go back with my family!

  72. Jessica says:

    I have sensitive skin and I love pHisoderm Cream Cleanser for Sensitive Skin. It can be a bit difficult to find but I know Rite Aid carries it!

  73. Calli says:

    i love my origins checks and balances face wash

  74. Step says:

    I’ve been using the Lorac Unzipped palette as my no brainer summer pallette

  75. Claudia Davis says:

    My fav eyeshadows are either anything by urban decay or the Make Up Forever Aqua creams. Those aqua creams last forever on your eyes and never seem to show creases. The colors are amazing and so highly pigmented. I especially love #13 and #16. The UD shadows are creamy and amazing with UD primer. They have such a HUGE variety that you can find anything you want.

  76. Grace Gonzales says:

    Saturday is the best day of the week, but you’re giveaways make them better.

  77. Courtnie says:

    This summer I plan on going to Cedar Point!

  78. Jennifer Dysart says:

    hello! Today I am painting my nails to look like outer space!

  79. Vanessa says:

    I am itching to try the new Urban Decay lipsticks!!

  80. Cez says:

    I’ve actually always wanted to try out Bumble & Bumble products, maybe I will now! For lipsticks & blush I find that I enjoy having similar tones with any look. I feel that it gives more continuity & balance. Plus, my skin is dry so my lipstick doubles as a cream blush :)

  81. Christine W. says:

    I would like to try the DermaDoctor KP Duty – I’d love to get rid of this chicken skin on my forearms.

  82. Nadia A. says:

    A great facial cleanser to use for those who have sensitive skin is Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle enough for me to use twice a day and does not break me out. Even though this cleanser is a little on the more expensive side, I think it is worth every penny. I absolutely love this cleanser and have been using it for about five years with great results.

  83. Katie says:

    My favorite eyeshadow combination uses Tease and Busted from Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, the soft matte colors are gorgeous and the purple in Busted is really flattering on my brown eyes!

  84. Kellie says:

    The summer sure has started out hot which tells me it is going to be brutally hot down here in Texas come August. Gotta load up on sunscreen and moisturizer! Thanks so much for the opportunity and best of luck everyone!!

  85. Linda E. says:

    My favorite eyeshadow would be MAC Antiqued. I just love the effect it gives to my brown eyes :) And I haven’t been to South America yet! Farthest I’ve been is México, which is incidentally where I hail from :P
    Linda E. recently posted … my left eye with the broken lashes brings me such sadness every time i put on mascara :(
    if any of…

  86. ellen chevarie says:

    love beautiful pastels or coral and a nice sea blue for summer.have not been anywhere this year -no plans.just a lot of backyard bbq’s and swims.

  87. Justene says:

    I want to try a liquid eyeliner, kohl just doesn’t give the same cat eye effect.

  88. Amy says:

    I’m currently loving navy blue eyeliner!

  89. ericca says:

    I think rubywoo lipstick goes well with raizen blush

  90. Nicole says:

    I am obsessed with Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil! Highly recommend!

  91. Lynn says:

    nope have never been to south america… i would love to see the aztec ruins tho.

  92. I am in! I spent the day climbing a mountain (srsly) and I looked anything but glamorous doing it :-) I could use a little beauty fix right now, haha.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review & giveaway | Sanctum Körperpflege

  93. Andrea says:

    Best eyeshadow hands down is anything from Urban Decay. I’m currently obsessed with the Naked 2 palette!

  94. Maple says:

    I love the soy face wash from Fresh.

  95. Gina G says:

    I have been in Vegas the last two months, now I am ready to go home!

  96. Lori P says:

    Favorite face wash is the black line from Boscia. :D

  97. Shalini says:

    I want revlon fire and ice ;)

  98. marlee says:

    I love the Bumble and Bumble hair spray:)

  99. My favourite eyeshadow is Mochi from Sugarpill!

  100. Lauren says:

    Never south america, but I have been to Central. My family has a house in Costa Rica, it’s so pretty!!

  101. Aelyn says:

    Haven’t travelled at all this summer… so looking forward to road trips in August!

  102. GB says:

    I use Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin — I love it!

  103. Melissa says:

    I had a great time Friday and Saturday visiting a friend but now I’m home, I’m a bit bummed! :( So I’ve come to my favourite blog to cheer up! :)

  104. Linda says:

    I love your daily Tabs pics!

  105. Bcteagirl says:

    Best facewash for sensitive skin is clinique rinse off foaming conditioner. Although I have had surprisingly good results with Dove facewash as well, and I have very sensitive skin.

  106. Katrina says:

    My cousin got married today! I’m at home in-between the wedding and the reception trying to win this giveaway:)

  107. Shayne Adeline says:

    It is 4:18 am here in Singapore and I am reading your blog! :)

  108. Picco says:

    I think a peach lipstick would go well with a rose blush

  109. Ashley says:

    I went to Ireland earlier in the summer and it was GORGEOUS! I just wish the company had been a little better (school trip, lots of clashing personalities in a tiny house, ugh it was awful).

  110. Jessica Parumoottil says:

    Light purple colors tend to pull nude on my pigmented lips.Do you have any recommendations for a more opaque light purple lipstick?

  111. Ashley says:

    I would just about die of happiness if I ever stepped foot in the Hourglass HQ!

  112. onegreatsmile says:

    International travel is always interesting. I found an off-the-beaten-path vacation package when I was in college, to Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, off the coast of Caracas. It was super fun, and not too crowded, plus I got to practice my spanish. South america is cool!!!

  113. Jennifer says:

    It’s 1:30pm right now and sunny outside but I’m inside reading your blog. :)

  114. Kristina Wilson says:

    Love pink lipstick

  115. sonia says:

    eos lipbalm is my favorite, keeps my lips super-hydrated!

  116. Janea says:

    I have sensitive skin and I only ever use the Clean & Clear Foaming Facial cleanser. It was recommended to me, it was well received from the reviews I read and it’s successfully stopped my mother from washing her face with soap. I love love it!

  117. Tiffany says:

    Can’t go a day without Hourglass Primer, it’s great for oily and acne-prone skin!

  118. Pam says:

    My favorite eyeshadow currently is Makeup Geek’s Homecoming.

  119. Liz says:

    Just recently tried the L’Oreal in Continuous Cocoa for brows. Love it!

  120. Laura says:

    Hourglass headquarters is in Venice?!! That’s right near me….

  121. Maggie says:

    A face wash for sensitive skin? Well, for fragrance-free one’s:
    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
    Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
    Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
    Paula’s Choice Cleansers

    I have never tried Bumble & Bumble. I was tempted to try but I noticed that the preservative in the shampoo was methylisothiazolinone–which has the potential to cause eczema. It is silly I think to replace parabens (where the research surrounding its danger isn’t even sound) with known skin irritants. I just looked up the styling products you use and there is none of that in there so I might give those a try.

  122. Kathleen says:

    im a massive fan of rose cheeks + rose lips! especially using my lipstick as a cream blush :)

  123. Anabela says:

    Your giveways are dreams come true! Thank you for looking out for your readers. Love it!

  124. Ria says:

    Awesome giveaway, fab! xx

  125. Danielle Dufault says:

    Sure would be nice to win, I have been wanting to try out Nars blushes for so long but they are too expensive!

  126. Sandra says:

    You are fabulous! <3

  127. Tina Renee Barker says:

    It’s a dreary, rainy day here so I’m spending it watching Netflix.

  128. Clara says:

    Trying to decide what makeup to bring when I move to Italy in a few weeks!

  129. Susan T. says:

    I just got a Clarisonic Mia and I’m really liking the cleanser that came with it. It is a nice gel that isn’t too drying.

  130. Daraya says:

    It has been rainy and stormy all day today and my computer went wacko this morning and I thought it broke! But thankfully, it didn’t! :)

  131. Elaine says:

    I tend to just use a slightly rosy nude lipstick when using blush!

  132. Caitlin says:

    I’ve been wanting to give the B&B line a whole hearted try. Just can’t handle spending that kind of money on hair products…

  133. Petunia says:

    LOVE! Hourglass! What a lucky girl you are! What’s your favorite Hourglass product? If I win, I might have to get some of their brushes.

  134. Sarah says:

    I have been wanting to try b & b’s surf spray for years!

  135. Ann says:

    It has been raining on and off all day.

  136. Y. says:

    depending on the shade of the blush, i would either go for a neutral rose-nude lipstick or a medium pink. probably a stain would be better tho

  137. Melinda says:

    I went to Europe last winter and I miss it so bad.

  138. Lesleyk says:

    No travel yet, but I got to Charlotte at the end of August and to Key West in September. So excited!

  139. meghan says:

    I have sensitive skin and I use Cetaphil & Neturogena’s face wash for sensitive skin and they work really well! Thanks for the giveaway!

  140. Kara says:

    I use Philosophy’s Purity Facial Cleanser for my sensitive skin and I love it! It’s super gentle and soothing but still works at removing my makeup!

  141. Mary says:

    I haven’t tried B&B products but I would love to!

  142. Supriya says:

    I’ve been using Clinicians complex cleanser and it’s so gentle yet so effective!

  143. Laney says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is MAC’s Naked Lunch!

  144. Mardi says:

    I’m visiting NYC in October and I can’t wait to hit Sephora – we don’t have it here in Australia :(

  145. chibicheeks says:

    No big vacations this summer, just saving up for honeymooning in Vegas and Hawaii in October ^_^

  146. Kate & Zena says:

    Dermalogica is great for someone with sensitive skin!

  147. Carissa says:

    Hope you’re having a fun time in Redding!

  148. Angelique Dayap says:

    Yay for Catalina Island next week!

  149. Emily A says:

    yesssss. I love to travel with those little baby bottles of the seaweed shampoo & conditioner

  150. Gabriela S. says:

    Have you done any traveling so far this summer?–
    No :( My family and I were supposed to head to Florida for Disney World but my father is too busy at work to get a week off. It sucks but there is nothing he can do so my sisters and I will make the best of this summer by going to Six Flags. It will be my first time going and I cannot wait!

  151. sharee says:

    i would buy pretty rebel with this!

  152. Hira says:

    I was at sephora with my husband today..he felt so bad for being the only man among like tons of women..love SEPHORA! does anyone know what sephora means?

  153. Icequeen81 says:

    I’m from south america so yes.

    wash for sensitive skin,Im using and organic soap that has glycerin and vitamin E have also with cucumber I use in the morning

  154. NAR says:

    fingers crossed! x!

    on a sidenote : definitely loving this song right now;

    emily wells – Becomes the Color

  155. Janelle Acey says:

    I need some new make-up, I’m broke and off work!

  156. Kelly says:

    I was inspired to wear a bold lip because of your blog

  157. Katherine says:

    No traveling yet, but I’m off to Alaska in August!

  158. Maureen says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  159. Stephanie says:

    I have the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. It’s the only product I have from that company and I love it.

  160. Caitlin G-H says:

    I just got ready for bed because it’s rainy and gloomy! Come back summer! I want to wear bright lips without feeling silly in the rain.
    Caitlin G-H recently posted … Color Club Eternal Beauty

  161. Ruchita says:

    I love Cetaphil for sensitive skin!

  162. Jennifer says:

    Having a wonderful time at home with the hubs this summer. We are enjoying the pool and patio.

  163. alise vidal says:

    I would love to try some more products fom sephora

  164. Cathy says:

    No Sephoras in Australia so I am so jealous of the range available to you. I have a friend in CA who buys things for me and I get a lot of Urban Decay and Tarte because they aren’t available in Aust full stop. A $250 gift card would be like Christmas!!

  165. Ami S. says:

    My favorite lipstick to go with a rosy blush is L’Oreal’s Fairest Nude. :(|)

  166. Patty says:

    Had a great day yesterday buying yarn

  167. I haven’t been to South America! I would love to go though.

  168. Elizabeth says:

    Favorite eyeshadow? That’s hard because I have so many! If I had to pick just one, I’d probably say Satin Taupe.

  169. Tina says:

    I am working for 2 weeks straight….it’s sucks :(

  170. Tania G says:

    I am yet to try products from bumble & bumble. I have naturally curly hair and feel like every product works pretty much the same on my hair. Maybe i should just invest and try something.

  171. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Olay sensitive skin foaming facewash forever!!

  172. kelliegonzo says:

    thanks for the opportunity!
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  173. MJ says:

    I’ve been really loving MAC’s Expensive Pink lately. :)

  174. Favorite eyeshadow hands down is De-Vil by Mac

  175. MK says:

    After all of these years, I’m still obsessed with Phloof by MAC. It works so well as an all over lid color as well as just a high light shade.

  176. Nicole says:

    I have pretty sensitive skin and like Kiehl’s face washes – I’ve never had a problem with any of them.

  177. Sydney D says:

    Well thank you for the great giveaway!! :) and for making it open to Canada:)

  178. Kelly G says:

    Love BB!! Thanks so much <3
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  179. Nicole says:

    I like to pair neutral pink lip colors with a rose blush. I usually like to wear Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Honey”, a definite MLBB color so that my lips don’t compete with my blush. My favorite face wash for sensitive skin is one I found at my local health food store called “Himalaya Organix Neem and Tumeric” face wash which is all natural with very gentle ingredients that don’t irritate your skin. The Neem and Tumeric are good for their acne-fighting properties. Haven’t done any traveling this summer but I have been to South America twice before!

  180. MelodyJ says:

    Clinique Long Last Lipstick in All Heart would go great with rose blush.

  181. Gail says:

    Best face wash/cleanser for sensitive skin. Michael Todd True Organics Charcoal Detox Cleanser. Works wonders.p and your face feels ridiculously clean!

  182. Kay says:

    I use castile soap to wash my face.

  183. Chris25 says:

    I just had the most amazing quesadillas!

  184. Makyla says:

    I use a mix of sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and neem to cleanse my face. It’s gentle on my very sensitive skin and leaves it feeling so super soft. Thanks for offering this giveaway, and God Bless! Have a great weekend!

  185. Barbara says:

    I like Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin.

  186. Modelisa says:

    I raaav this post! ;)

  187. I love MAC Humid for my brown eyes :)

  188. Alyz says:

    All time fave eyeshadow is Urban Decay’s Sin, I’m obsessed with champagnes and it’s my go-to for an everyday all-over-lid color… I go through it like crazy!

  189. Robin says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is UD Toasted!

  190. Barbara L says:

    Thank you! Would definitely like to try Bumble and Bumble.

  191. Andrea Amy says:

    Currently I am having a fantastic time. Listening to my favourite band on youtube, entering your wonderful giveaway, and having a nice cold glass of mango juice! Thanks for the giveaway, its amazing :)

  192. Jen says:

    I’d love to win!

  193. Mel says:

    My favorite eyeshadow hands down is Wet ‘n’ Wild Brulee.

  194. ProperIntro says:

    A great cleanser for your face is Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing Wash, this works great for my sensitive, acne prone skin and its affordable (5-6 bucks). I can wash my face with this 2-3x to remove all of my makeup too!

  195. ana Silk says:

    I have just tried the Amore Pacific cleasing wipes, i love it. its a shame its kind of expensive .

  196. Paige Webb says:

    I’ve never been to South America, but I would like to go some day.

  197. Stephanie G says:

    No traveling yet this summer!

  198. csherb says:

    The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme bronzer is the best for achieving just the perfect hint of natural sun! I’m pretty fair and it just makes me look like I’ve had a day in the sun without that fake orange color. I recommend!

  199. Jana Ricketts says:

    Haven’t been anywhere this summer :( No extra money!! But I really need a vacation! haha Hope you are having a great summer Karen.

  200. csherb says:

    I accidentally commented before entering the giveaway so here it is: The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme bronzer is the best for achieving just the perfect hint of natural sun! I’m pretty fair and it just makes me look like I’ve had a day in the sun without that fake orange color. I recommend!

  201. Bonnie Clyne says:

    I love Sephora and we just had one open in our mall! Thank you for the contest.

  202. daniella says:

    MAC Woodwinked is my favorite e/s ever!

  203. Mary Thi says:

    It’s a Saturday night, and there’s not much going on over here. I made a lip products be melting some old lipsticks, chapsticks, and lip liner together. Yeah for D.I.Y.s!

  204. James says:

    For sensitive skin, I’d recommend the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser! <3

  205. Dezzi says:

    This would be so awesome to win!

  206. Golden says:

    My all time favorite eyeshadow is Urban Decay Green Goddess,my favorite blush is Luster from Nars & my go to everyday lip gloss is from NYX Mega Shine line in Natural:-)

  207. Naomi says:

    I have never tried bumble and bumble I always felt it didnt cater to thick curly hair !

  208. Alice Beerland says:

    I’m having a great time. I’m at a river party and it’s great.

  209. Melissa says:

    I use Clarin’s face wash, love it!

  210. artemis says:

    Hmm…maybe a nude lipstick would go with a rose blush. I haven’t travelled yet but I’m going to go to the seaside next week….I wanted to go to the mountains but my parents changed that…pfff.

    A face wash for sensitive skin would be NIVEA’s, the blue gel one for normal and combination skin. Now I got one gel from Herbosophy but I think it’s drying me out >.<

    I have tons of eyeshadow and I love them all :D I love my duochrome ones the most, though :D I have 3 from Farmasi. One is a coral-pink-salmon that looks golden in some angles, one is light periwinkle blue that looks pinky-peachy-lavender in some angles and one's teal-green that looks more golden in some angles <3

    I'm having an O.K. time, I'm very bored and it's too hot outside…

    I've never been to South America but maybe I will one day.

  211. Natalia says:

    I have watched many of the infomercials for WEN and I have yet to be convinced to purchase it. However, I did purchase carol’s Daughter Hair milk and it works wonders on my biracial curl/wavy hair. It detangles, hydrates each wave and curl and feels like absolute silk. It is well priced at $18 and there is no need to to use 14 to 16 pumps of it to get the full effects.

  212. Elyse says:

    I have been lusting after B and B Semisumo for months now. I can’t explain why, I just want it.

  213. Debra says:

    I started following you a few weeks ago and wonder if you mention products, make-up, clothing styles for women over 50. I am 58 and like clothing (which I struggle with now, that’s a whole other conversation, make up, and looking fabulous. So, I watch for things that would be good for me (my age group). Oh I am adventurous though!!!

    Debra

  214. Jenna N. says:

    Haven’t done any travelling yet this summer. Taking the bar in FOUR DAYS. In late August though me and my significant other are heading to Montreal for a cheap-as-can-be vacation. We’re going to rent an apartment (which is way cheaper than a hotel would be) and will try to be thrifty as possible while still having fun to celebrate the end of law school and bar prep!

  215. Jill says:

    Ooh a trip to hourglass? That’s exciting!!

  216. Giulia says:

    I have never tried these products, But I would love to!
    Baci

  217. I traveled to Europe in May. We haven’t traveled much this summer and it’s almost over! We are making little road trips on weekends just to get away.

  218. Kelly says:

    I have sensitive skin and love Aesop’s Fabulous face wash.

  219. Liz says:

    Bumble and Bumble thickening creme is life changing! Have you ever tried it?

  220. Mandy Sark says:

    I am trying to convince myself that I already have most of the colors in the new Too Faced eyeshadow palette, so I really don’t need to buy repeats. I think Jared puts crack in his eyeshadows because I can’t keep myself away from those palettes.

  221. Justine says:

    I’ve never been to South America.

  222. Four says:

    Great giveaway

  223. ReneeP says:

    I just got back from Hilton Head and loved it. We were supposed to go to Savannah but changed our mind last minute. I now want to move to HH….

  224. irini says:

    It’s my nameday :D

  225. Lorraine says:

    Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser. great for rosacea. Also loving Mary Kay 3 in 1 Timewise Cleanser Normal/Dry skin.

    Always wanted to travel to Brazil. Maybe someday…

  226. Ivy Lee says:

    I have yet to really travel this summer, because I am going to study abroad in Japan this fall! :D

  227. GinaTheresa says:

    Pond’s is the best cleanser for sensitive skin.

    And it really does work! It can take off waterproof mascara, and anything else you might have put on your face (intentionally or not) through the day. The film it leaves on your skin does not cause break outs, and it is a perfect base for heavier night cream (Cetaphil). Love it. It’s a classic for a reason.

  228. stacy s says:

    So excited about going on vacation in 2 weeks. Sunning my buns at the beach makes me happy! Need to do my toes before.

  229. Elsa says:

    really want something from tarte…

  230. Rosemarie says:

    Have a safe trip! Thanks as always for the giveaway. :)

  231. Stephanie says:

    I would buy some new Urban Decay lipstick and the new Too-Faced shadow palette!

  232. sylvia says:

    oooh would love some hourglass products with a gift cert!

  233. Jennifer K. says:

    I’ve got my eye on a few items to buy incl. Dr. Jart+ BB cream at Sephora.

  234. My fave eyeshadows are Urban Decay! Money, Shattered, Baked, Grifter, all my loves.

  235. Laura Alagoz says:

    It seems that this summer i can’t make it anywhere :(

  236. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    I once got a wee freebie of Sisley’s Cleansing Milk with White Lily. Ever since then I was hooked because its so soft and gentle on my skin.

  237. MLV says:

    I love going to concerts. Serious addiction

  238. Aida says:

    I’m excited about Avenged Sevenfold’s concert in Atlanta in October!

  239. Liz says:

    All my travel this summer (and for the past few years) has been inside California. That will change when the kid turns 18 and moves out. :-)

  240. Darlene says:

    Love the cooler weather we are having :) Thank you for the giveaway.

  241. Riz says:

    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    I think Cetaphil facewash works best for sensitive skin. You can find it in all drugstores.
    I love MAC eyeshadow in Sketch.
    Riz recently posted … Davis Nail Colors:Reviews and Swatches

  242. stacy says:

    I hate unpacking suitcases after a trip.

  243. Cassandra Platero says:

    I think you are just the sweetest!! You are very kind, and so generous :)

  244. AMBER says:

    I would love to purchase Urban Decay goodies with the gift card! It was my birthday yesterday Karen, so this would be like the perfect gift for me! So i can stock up on some amazing makeup goodies! <3 x

  245. Ana says:

    Turns out drugstore shampoo always suits me than high-end, and that bothers me. Eeee.

  246. Julie says:

    I really like the Amore Pacific cleanser. Very creamy and not at all harsh.
    Julie recently posted … Summertime on Martha’s Vineyard

  247. Adriana says:

    I’d buy a replacement Shu Uemera lash curler. Best ever!

  248. Diana C says:

    I have never been so South America, although my parents are from Peru. I would love to go there and visit family someday.

    Diana C

  249. Ginna says:

    Benefit B Right Foamingly Clean cleanser is amazing for sensitive skin.(I have both sensitive and oily skin btw) I lasts for months! Any word on why Sephora stopped selling it although they continue to carry the moisturizer and eye cream? Kinda strange.

  250. christine says:

    Good luck everyone!

  251. Michelle says:

    I hope to go to South America!

  252. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love essence eye shadows, no particular one I love them all!!! I’m addicted to eye shadows and nailpolishes :)

  253. Patricia says:

    Born & raised in South America! :)

  254. PrettyPls says:

    Hi Karen!! Thank you for all of your reviews and recommendations!! I can’t wait to try b&B, especially brilliantine!!!

  255. Janelle says:

    My go-to eyeshadow is smog in the Naked palette…such a keeper!

  256. Kit Novak says:

    I had a favorite eye shadow that has since been discontinued and I seem to be on a never-ending quest to find a similar one. It was a Chanel shadow called Venus. It was the most perfect sandy color with a subtle gorgeous shimmer. I miss it so much!
    Kit Novak recently posted … Smitten Sunday

  257. Cathy C says:

    I need an update on my look and makeup (meaning start wearing some) I would love a great lip colour and mascara, and powder!

  258. Lisa K says:

    I need more Ole Henriksen products.

  259. Alison says:

    Viva MBB! Viva lipstick! Viva subtle highlighters! *dances*

  260. Kiara says:

    My favorite current eyeshadow is MAC’s amber lights!

  261. LAtPoly says:

    I do use B&B Color-Minded shampoo but not sure if it’s HG for me. I like the results of their Surf Spray, but it sure takes a toll on my hair’s condition. But I do like the Deeep mask…that really makes a difference. And it’s nice to pick up at Sephora.com and get some samples and whatever promo/BI samples they have.

    Really, I’ve fallen in love with hair oils (but not B&B) and Kérastase Resistance Ciment Thermique Prime (amazeball). I dyed my hair copper-red and been using Davines Red conditioner and it’s allowed me to keep the color so that’s a new fav, too. Now, if only Sephora sold Kerastase & Davines…

  262. Jenny says:

    MakeUp Forever’s Aqua cream eyeshadows in Steel is a favorite of mine. It’s a gunmetal grey color and it works great with dark brown eyes, and it can be blended to create a nice gradient.

  263. monica says:

    My favorite eyeshadow currently is Sin my Urban Decay!!

  264. Arlette says:

    I haven’t been to South america but I’m going to Chile in January to study abroad. Six months of foreign awesomeness! :D pretty excited

  265. Eileen says:

    thanks for the giveaway karen! i’ve been super looking forward to the cooler fall months recently. partly because its been so hot/humid where i’ve been and also because i LOVE everything fall. i want to go pick apples, go on hay rides, drink hot cider and frolic in corn mazes =)

  266. Lisa M. says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is Bobbi Brown long-wear cream eyeshadow in Stone. It goes on smooth and creamy. It lasts throughout the day and it is a nice neutral color without any sparkle.

  267. Rez says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve traveled to 12 countries in 45 days this summer and am finally wrapping up my trip in Sweden right now!

  268. Stephanie Smith says:

    I’m going on a road trip to Idaho in three days! EEK! Me, the husband, and the kids, in a car, for 12 hours. It’s all laundry and packing for the next couple of days! Annnnnnd, we’re kitty sitting on top of it! Can we say Buuuuuuusssssssyyyyyy?

  269. Yolanda C. says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is Urban Decay’s Chopper. I’ve been using it for over 10 years now!

  270. Mae says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I’m loving Neutrogena Naturals purifying facial cleanser!

  271. Kristen says:

    I love 100% Pure products, great for all skin types :)

  272. Bria says:

    I loooooove Bumble & Bumble Super Rich conditioner. Don’t know what I’d do without it!

  273. mkdallas says:

    I have often thought that Tabs looks a bit like a lion (his face!). He also is a really big-framed (not fat) boy; my tabby is only 13 pounds and he’s not particularly svelte, but Tabs looks like a bobcat compared to Scout.

  274. BeckBeck says:

    I’m not sure it’s really that sensitive, but my face is definitely picky, and it loves Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.

  275. laurie says:

    Never been to South America…..yet. Would love to go to Manchu Pichu!

  276. Rose says:

    My go-to eye shadow right now is Almay in the neutrals. I keep wanting to experiment with more color, but I find myself going back to this palette far more often than not.

  277. Katherine says:

    I have sensitive skin and love using Clinique’s Liquid Face Soap with my Clarisonic skin brush.

  278. Rachel says:

    I’ve never been to South America, but I’d love to go!

  279. Lindsay says:

    I went to Ireland for 10 days in June and July. It really was a life-changing experience.

  280. Casey Hilgenbrink says:

    I break out like crazy in the summer… so far my Cetaphil face wash has kept me mostly clear of breakouts, and I’m glad of that!

  281. kirsten says:

    that nailpolish looks so pretty!

  282. Shaina says:

    I would use this gift card to purchase Urban Decay’s Naked II. I have the first palette and I absolutely LOVE it! I would love to try part two!

  283. Marianna Bennici says:

    I’ve never been in South America but I’d really like to!! Actually it’s just a dream

  284. Laurel says:

    I have sensitive skin and I love the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

  285. Annie says:

    I think Dior Lady would go very well with a rose blush. It’s a lovely almost neutral pink/red.

  286. millie says:

    have just been to the philippines for 2 and a half weeks to visit my mama. it was a fun albeit emotional vacay since i had to see her for she is starting to lose her memory :(

  287. Da Na Yoon says:

    What color lipstick would go well with a rose blush? Nude or rose
    What’s a good face wash for someone with sensitive skin? Cetaphil
    What’s your favorite eyeshadow? NARS Cream Eyeshadow Duo in Summertime
    Are you having a good time? Yes, beauty blogs are my guilty pleasure.
    Have you done any traveling so far this summer? Went back home for a few weeks. Home is Atlanta, but am out-of-state for grad school.
    Have you ever been to South America? Yes, I’ve been to Peru.

  288. i was thinking of getting some b&b products the other day…coincidence? :D

  289. Wayne says:

    I’d get presents for friends!

  290. Riti says:

    My favvvvvv eyeshadow is MAC Turquoise Matte Pro Pigment! love it so much! Also lust OCC Turquoise Pure Cosmetic Pigment!!!!!

  291. karen I like to see pictures on pinterest, especially makeup, alias walk Pinning almost everything I see on your blog, your photos are realistic, beautiful and has everything you love most around here.

    A big kiss for you and Tabs <3

  292. Ru says:

    I just went through a huge moment of ordering things online. I ordered clothes and tons of makeup. There’s something charming about getting a package at the door when you come home…

  293. Bhevarri says:

    Randomness: I got a new snazzy pair of pants the other day. Woo!

  294. AmyD says:

    loving mufe’s hd invisible cover concealer!

  295. Ellie says:

    I’ve been wanting to try out Bumble & Bumble products for some time now so I’m glad to hear Sephora carries them now.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  296. Sophie says:

    I really like josie maran – lipstick in playful pink

  297. Candace says:

    Strangely, considering it’s summer, I’ve been on a vampy lip kick! Today I made myself a sample of OCC Black Dahlia at Sephora and I can’t wait to try it out :)

  298. Deb says:

    Hope Tabs is doing well today! Give him extra pats for all of your readers!

  299. Elsa says:

    Thank you for the giveway :) Looking forward to reading about your visit to Hourglass :)

  300. Sujata says:

    I love the Naked Palette by Sephora, it has all the eye shadow colors I need!!

  301. Olivia says:

    Just got home from a trip a few days ago… I also packed some travel sized Bumble & Bumble! :)

  302. Madeline says:

    A great face wash for someone with sensitive skin is the Yes To Carrots Exfoliating face wash. It nourishes and removes dead skin without harsh exfoliating beads. It is my favorite!

  303. Azreen Bhai says:

    I travelled to my home in Bangladesh where my bumble and bumble shampoo and conditioner helped me keep my frizzy curls in check against the humidity. love visiting home, my hair, not so much.

  304. Laura says:

    I’ve been using Mustela’s eczema cream cleanser for my face these days since my skin has been really dry and itchy. It’s like a denser version of cetaphil that really leaves skin soft and hasn’t reacted horridly with my combination, acne-prone skin.

  305. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m on holiday, in Amsterdam!

  306. Martella says:

    What’s your all-time favorite concealer?

  307. Tabathia B says:

    Right now we haven’t been lucky enough to go on vacation because my daughter’s school schedule has been crazy this summer

  308. Sherry says:

    Thanks for having yet another giveaway Karen!! I really like MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Fanfare to go with a rose blush. In fact, it’s one of my all time favorites.

  309. Joy P. says:

    When I was in 4th year high school, I started breaking out like crazy. My grandmother gave me a Clinique mild soap and it worked like a charm. :))

  310. Susan C. says:

    Favorite eye shadow? Jemma Kidd shimmery neutral In Season, hands down! It’s an instant waker-upper when my baby blues are looking bleary. A quick swipe on my lid and crease, and I look like I’m ready to join the land of the living, even if I feel like the undead!

  311. Sylvia says:

    Happy Sunday. I’m spending a relaxing evening with my zoo, watching Albert Brooks’ film, Mother, and knitting, and pretending I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

  312. Hello :)
    I have sensitive skin and I really like http://www.yestocarrots.com products, especially the cucumber wipes.

  313. Gracey says:

    Melted cheese makes a pretty good foundation

  314. Pooja Vijay says:

    right now, my favorite beauty product is the Sephora eye contour pencil in Surfer Babe

  315. Patricia Abiog says:

    I love your blog (and your giveaways)! ;)

  316. brittany says:

    very excited! love sephora

  317. Ambritt G says:

    I have heard so much about bumble and bumble products, I would love to try them!!

  318. Andrea Darst says:

    I bought a pair of Michael Kors shoes today for only $25!!

  319. Kayla says:

    I would splurge on something fancy, like crazy false eyelashes or an expensive sunless tanner!

  320. Angela Ines says:

    Saw an interview of Emilia Clarke and she mentioned that b&b saved her hair! Hope I win so I can get some from Sephora!

  321. lira c says:

    My favorite eyeshadow is exotic green by NYX.

  322. LuvJaime says:

    I’d really love to find a new makeup primer for the summer.. gosh.. I’ve become an oil slick :/

  323. Liz says:

    I need some new eyeliner, come on sephora gift card!!!!

  324. anusha says:

    Tata harper facewash is great for sensitive skin..i hope i win

  325. Kristy says:

    I have fallen MADLY in love with NARS Heatwave. It makes me feel like a pinup

  326. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I’m looking for a new concealer on sephora!

  327. Yazzy says:

    The best face wash for sensitive skin is dirt cheap! Cetaphil antibacterial bar! I’ve used it for years and it really helped clear up my skin and doesn’t dry it out

  328. Anna Wang says:

    Thanks for hosting this lovely giveaway :) My fave summer makeup product right now has to be a nude shimmery lip balm by NYC (Applicious)

  329. Ruth says:

    I adore Hourglass’ liquid lipstick! I have three of them and they are wonderfully long lasting.

  330. Becky says:

    Aloha friends!

  331. Janelle M says:

    I have sensitive skin and using Ambi Complexion bar soap has worked well with me.

  332. ishnar lopez says:

    A trip to the Hourglass headquarters?! That sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see your pictures.

  333. BB says:

    Satin Taupe is my favorite eyeshadow!

  334. Sophie arcoub says:

    Any korres face product is awesome. Im spending two weeks in miami and the after sun is a necessity!

  335. Pruitt says:

    I dyed my hair at home today!

  336. Jean says:

    I absolutely love BB! I use the one for curls :)

  337. Kirsten H. says:

    I’m doin’ okay… moving on Wednesday so it’s stressful. But, everything is planned out so it should go smoothly.
    Kirsten H. recently posted … Fourth of July Manicure

  338. Clemence says:

    I love any gold/bronze eyeshadows!

  339. maria says:

    I have really been liking the look of white nailpolish lately.

  340. Ashley says:

    Just now getting into bronzer– Using a Sephora one that came in a palate!

  341. Rozae says:

    So far the best eyeshadow I’ve tried is, Inglot!

  342. Nikita says:

    I was in Seattle for a week at the beginning of the month – so lovely!

  343. Aurora says:

    I’m going to Hawaii yay!

  344. Regina says:

    The best face wash for sensitive skin is the SIMPLE facial cleanser! LOVE it!! Wow, you’re visiting the headquarters of Hourglass Cosmetics?!?! I’m jelly!

  345. ElinLLB says:

    This week I’ll win!

  346. Nix says:

    Favorite eyeshadow is Bobbi Brown Lilac right now, great for a lilac-smoky eye. Best facewash for sensitive skin in my opinion is Philosophy Purity Made Simple! And of course the Philosophy Purity Cleansing Oil.

  347. Maggie says:

    I think a great face wash for sensitive skin is Fresh Farmacy from Lush. I like the light scent and how smooth my skin feels when I wash it off. It also doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry like a lot of face washes tend to do.

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