7 Ways to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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To whom it may concern,


It’s still dark outside and it’s almost 8. This, I do not like.

Stupid rainy weather!

Doh, as a Californian, now I feel obliged to say, “But we do need the rain,” which is true. It’s been way too dry here lately. All the creeks and ponds were drying up before this latest storm, and I bet the heritage oak trees on my hill are growing very narrow rings this year…

How’s the holiday shopping coming along? I was ahead of schedule, but now I’m starting to fall behind. I gotta get out there and brave the crowds! — and I could also use some vitamin M (makeup).

Good reason to visit Sephora. πŸ™‚

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway.

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).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • One way to make your manicure last longer?
    • Bedazzled statement eyebrows: yes or no?
    • The last time you felt fierce?
    • A piece of clothing you recently realized you desperately need to buy?
    • Flannel shirts: yes or no?
    • Favorite hair salon?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. If you’re a fragrance lover, don’t forget to also enter this i smell great giveaway going on now. You could win $188 in products from the brand new i smell great line. It’s by the creator of CLEAN perfume.


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  1. Agata says:

    I need more sweaters and more casual clothes, most of my clothes are too dressy.

    Happy Caturday, Karena and Tabs!
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  2. Ayesha says:

    I need to buy a little black dress

  3. Tiffanie says:

    I bought a new foundation and lipstick with the Saks gift card with beauty purchase deal yesterday. They’re basics but I’m still excited!

  4. Laura says:

    I personally wouldn’t bedazzle my eyebrows. It just wouldn’t look good on me. More power to the people that can pull it off though.

  5. I love flannel shirts! Theres no such thing as too many!

  6. Bailey Goodnight says:

    If I won the sephora gift card i would definitely purchase the anastasia beverly hills contour kit <3 I have been wanting it so bad!

  7. Aidita says:

    I love the new Sephora solid cleanser to wash my brushes. It’s awesome!!

  8. Bedazzled eyebrows? Absolutely no-no, at least for me. I like them groomed, but natural.
    And knowing my luck, those jewels would fall off and the Little Bean would eat them.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Makeup for a job interview – guest post on Old Wives Tail

  9. Melissa says:

    happy holidays!

  10. Rachel says:

    I LOVE FLANNEL! Men’s JCrew flannels all the way

  11. MISSVEE says:

    I absolutely need to buy a warm winter jacket, possibly a long one, and waterproof with a hood. I hve soooo many jackets without a hood and it’s so annoying when it rains a little!

  12. Sasha Dorman says:

    One way to make your manicure last longer? GEL!!

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows: yes or no? OHN

    The last time you felt fierce? Hmmm this question makes me realize it’s been far too long. Probably at the pumpkin patch last month LOL

    A piece of clothing you recently realized you desperately need to buy?

    Flannel shirts: yes or no? Hmm for me no but the right look I think it can look fun

    Favorite hair salon? Galleria Hair Design in SF!

  13. Trisha says:

    if i bedazzled my eyebrows it would take attention away my real sparkly gems… My eyes

  14. Ellen says:

    Just bought a flannel shirt, so a big yes on that one!

  15. I have no idea how to make a manicure last longer. I’d love to know though. I painted my nails yesterday only to get chipping today already >:-(
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Santaverde aloe vera hand cream & Santaverde rich aloe vera cream

  16. Lisa says:

    I put a gel topcoat to make my mani last longer!

  17. Lily Heng says:

    Flannel shirts are a definite YES in my books! Also, I realized I need a surplus jacket in my wardrobe (among several other items ;).

  18. Miki says:

    I haven’t personally done it yet, but I’m all about those statement eyebrows!

  19. S says:

    I love flannel button-downs!

  20. LisaM says:

    That $50 gift card would go a long way towards funding my very first eyeshadow palette — I have my eye on one of the UD Naked palettes.

  21. Margarita says:

    Last time I felt fierce was crossing the finish line at the 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. I felt unstoppable!

  22. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    Flannel shirts are a definite YES

  23. Terri says:

    I suddenly realized that I need some boots to wear with sweater dresses and skirts in the winter. Unfortunately, my large calves make it almost impossible to find ones that fit me.

    • Debra says:

      Ditto here about larger calves & tall boots. Try the wide-shaft ones. Although I find the mid-height boots are more fun and less effort (work) to wear!

  24. Erika C. says:

    I love yellow roses and I’m excited about this upcoming Cyber Monday.

  25. Debra says:

    Hi Rainy Day!
    Yes, we Californians need the rain. (I said it but I’m not feelin’ it which is bad cause Hubby works getting the water to all those parched water users).

    I just pulled the trigger on a bib necklace I’ve been eyeing since September. 60% off.

    Just stocking stuffers to buy now. I know. I’m disgusting.

    By the way, more rain is on the way! Think: wet week ahead.

    Just buy a Linnea’s Lights Candle in Fir and light it up and the rain won’t be so oppressive!

  26. Lisa Brown says:

    flannel shirts: yes

  27. Michelle says:

    Flannel shirts can look nice and even sexy on men. It can look cute on women, but it depends how they wear it. It’s personally not my style though.

  28. Meg says:

    One way to make my manicure last longer – never do the dishes! πŸ™‚

  29. Sarah says:

    Yes to flannel! πŸ™‚

  30. BooBooNinja says:

    Yes to flannel shirts!

  31. Jackie says:

    I NEED LEGGINGS. I might just be the last girl on this planet who doesn’t have a pair.

  32. Suzanne G says:

    It is a very cold day here today -36 with the wind chill factor. I will be staying inside today and doing some shopping online.

  33. Sandra Watts says:

    I am down with flannel shirts. I especially like them during the holiday. They just work. Go for it! Thanks for the giveaway too. I love Sephora!

  34. Kristelle says:

    I need to buy new sweatshirts soon!

  35. Katie Garvin says:

    I would love to enter the giveaway…but for some reason the giveaway widget is cut off. It’s only showing the top half and won’t let me scroll down to the bottom half — where I can enter. πŸ™ I will keep checking back to see if I can. But if not…good luck to those who can enter. I did enter on your Instagram πŸ™‚

  36. Denay says:

    I have never been fierce, but I did have a good hair day once.

  37. Susan T. says:

    I live in the Canadian Rockies and flannel shirts are always in style here. They never left! Lol!

  38. Emily C says:

    Flannel Shirts are a yes! I love them paired with a chic necklace and cute flats or boots- takes away from the lumberjack look!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  39. Jennifer Huebl says:

    I realized this winter that I desperately need a good pair of winter boots! Waterproof, warm and tall enough to handle the 4 foot snow drifts that plague my neck of the woods. All my previous concerns about having “cute” footwear were dashed when I realized university would require a long hike from home to the bus, long, looooong walks across a giant campus, and another long hike (that somehow seems 4 km longer) from the bus to home. Ugly lined boots, here I come!

  40. Icequeen81 says:

    Underwear , why rainy season , less easy to wash and also the pups destroyed a few I had, and some were a wrong fit. So yea I needed underwear.

  41. em says:

    I don’t like this Bedazzled eyebrows trend at all

  42. Tori says:

    I must must must have an Iron a Fist top that’s currently on sale!

  43. Sarah Sq. says:

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows? No… unless you’re a model in some edgy photoshoot.

  44. Maria says:

    Sephora is my favorite store
    At Christmas time I go there more
    I’d love the GC if I won
    Thanks to makeupandbeautyblog.com!

  45. Gvenda says:

    Today I’ve been banging my head to the essay regarding Epicurus’ view that one should not fear death because it is irrational to fear what cannot be bad for you after it happens.

    I desperately need colorful make-up

  46. Lynda says:

    yes flannels but it depends on the color

  47. bhevarri says:

    No to flannel. Too warm!!

  48. Maren says:

    I had to get hamburger heels recently. Trust me.
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  49. Riann says:

    A Sephora GC would be awesome with the holidays coming up!! Thanks!

  50. maria says:

    Top coat and not working seems to make my manicure last longer!

  51. Aurelie Red says:

    Favorite hair salon ? Mine ! I cut my hair since I’m 15 ^^

  52. Marisa says:

    FLANNELS YES. Super cozy πŸ™‚ But I do have a hard time finding colors that appeal to me.

  53. nat ogu says:

    i realllly reallly want some marc jacobs items but can never justify the price

  54. Jennifer says:

    We got a lot of snow on Wednesday. The lights kept flickering so I decided to cook the turkey right away. Good thing, since our power was out on Thanksgiving day from 2AM until 7PM. My brother and his family came down to NH from their ski weekend in VT. We used the grill to heat up Buffalo chicken dip, dressing, gravy, and turkey slices so everyone had a choice of hot or cold turkey sandwiches. We used the snow to keep the beers cold, and lit lots of candles and had plenty of fleece to keep everyone warm. It ended up being a really fun time. My son thought it was the best Thanksgiving he ever had.

  55. Kristin Mc says:

    I had cake for breakfast today. But, it was pumpkin cake. Pumpkin is a gourd, which is a vegetable. Ipso facto, I had vegetables for breakfast, so all is good and right with the world.

  56. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I feel fierce evey time i wear red lipstick !

  57. Lizzie says:

    I love flannel shirts.They remind me of Kurt Cobain

  58. Sue says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows, no; flannel shirts, yes – although I live on the Texas coast and it’s too warm to wear them about 95% of the time.

    (I might give bedazzled eyebrows a pass if you were going to a rave or something like that, but short of that, still no.)

  59. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. Bejeweled statement eyebrows, no!! Don’t like them sorry! I definitely need some new shirts and jeans, after having my second baby, I was put on some medication for a condition that got me about 10-15 lbs! Thanks medicine, I appreciate it. We build a wall up this weekend in our room to split for our son, he is 4 and so excited to have his own room.

  60. Sandy says:

    Woke up to a sprinkling of snow on the ground today and made cinnamon buns, the perfect start to the weekend!

  61. Shawana says:

    I love my eye lashes. So, I tend to feel my fiercest when I am wearing my favorite mascara, Lancome Hypnose Drama. My lashes go from long and whispy to BAM!!!! I love it:D

  62. Sarah W says:

    Flannel shirts for work; always!

  63. Krista says:

    Did everyone see the Kat Von D palette is on sale for $28!! At sephora.com!!
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  64. Laurinha says:

    Hi /karen! Hv a nice sunny weekend

  65. TrippyPixie says:

    I don’t have a favorite hair salon. I originally went to Ulta to see my hairstylist, but now I just go to her house instead.

  66. Lynn says:

    on item i realized i desperately needed to buy was sunglasses, i don’t have a real pair only a $10 pair that i bought in college. I finally splurge on a pair of kate spades and i love them… bu man i wish they were cheaper

  67. Berry says:

    Yes to flannel shirts. There’s nothing cozier on a cold rainy day.

  68. Meline says:

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows? Yez, if you’re Lady Gaga. Nope, if you’re a normal person πŸ˜›

  69. Ruchita says:

    I really like gel manicures. They last at least a couple of weeks for me.

  70. Tasha T says:

    I love using the formula x base coat to extend my manicure. The base coat is very sticky so the nail polish adheres very well to it. I never thought base coat would make such a huge difference but it does!

  71. Lyndsey B. says:

    Flannel shirt are a YES!

  72. shelly peterson says:

    I love Flannels and my favorite salon is Tease Hair Salon.

  73. Rachel R. says:

    Flannel shirts are a big NO. So ugly, all of them.

  74. Sana says:

    It’s getting colder by the day, need need need to get yet another leather jacket!

  75. Dhivya says:

    Hi Karen! Been loving sweaters this season!! Bought so many of them!

  76. Cathy says:

    I went black friday shopping yesterday!! Can’t wait for cyber monday
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  77. Amy Q says:

    I need to buy my sisters some makeup for Christmas. Any eyeshadow pallette recommendations?

  78. Miriam says:

    Seche vite top coat is a fabulous way to keep your mani looking great!!!

  79. Amoure Jones says:

    One way to make your manicure last longer?

    There are many steps to the longevity of a great manicure:

    1. Base coat
    2. Top coat
    3. Sealing the free edge of the nail

  80. Meegan says:

    I love the look of flannel shirts! I just haven’t found the right one yet…

  81. Abigail Tracy says:

    Id love some winter clothes like boots and coats

  82. Valerie says:

    Flannel shirts: YES, PLEASE!

  83. steve weber says:

    flannel shirts- on guys- only if you are a lumberjack
    on girls- oh yes.

  84. Colleen Boudreau says:

    YES YES YES to flannel shirts!

  85. Rae says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows? No thank you

  86. Sarah says:

    Bedazzled statement brows- I don’t think I’d ever have the guts to wear them, but if you do, then rock ’em!

  87. Nicole says:

    Yes to flannel shirts!

  88. Yolennie says:

    Absolutely love flannel shirts <3

  89. Betsy says:

    I can’t get behind bedazzled eyebrows!

  90. Nan says:

    If Black Friday sales lasted longer than a weekend — I’d go broke! And love plaid…especially the big shirts with leggings and booties!

  91. Elizabeth Soh says:

    I like flannel shirts, but I have to wear skinny jeans with them. If I wear baggy jeans, I look weird.

  92. Nhu says:

    Total yes for flannel shirts. They’re basically the second best option from sweaters on cold wintry days. πŸ˜€ Which is much appreciated here in the frigid Northeast.

  93. kelly m says:

    having been trying to win this sephora gift card for over two years, maybe today will be the day.

  94. Hollie H says:

    A piece of clothing you recently realized you desperately need to buy? – Riding Boots. I need a pair so badly but can’t find a comfortable pair. πŸ™

  95. Amber says:

    I feel fierce right now! Just got out of a toxic relationship and am working on making all of my dreams come true in 2015! Making goals happen = fierce!

  96. amy pugmire says:

    I felt fierce when I watched catching fire. She just motivates me πŸ™‚

  97. Jennifer says:

    I can’t seem to get into the flannel shirt trend-it’s just not me.

  98. Jordan says:

    I’m all for a fierce eyebrow, but bedazzling is pushing it!

  99. Jessica says:

    I think other girls look great in flannel, but it’s def not for me πŸ™‚

  100. Karen K says:

    Yes to flannel, NO NO NO to fancy eyebrows!

  101. Sierra says:

    The last time I felt fierce was when I went out wearing my Melt Cosmetics 6six6 lipstick. It is such a gorgeous shade.

  102. BB says:

    I haven’t found a good way to make manicures last longer (aside from just using gel!).

  103. Sandra Bax says:

    Your picture in the post looks like a makeup lovers dream come true.

  104. Andrea Darst says:

    Flannel shirts…heck yes! Especially with an unexpected bottom, like leather or sequins!

  105. Lisa Foster says:

    A piece of clothing I need to buy is a jacket or blazer. I’d like to find one that would work with a lot of different things, like nicer pants or a skirt for work, and jeans for casual wear.

  106. Amy says:

    Just no to bedazzled eyebrows. That is not right.

  107. Deb says:

    I would really like to learn some tips to make my manucure last longuer… My nail polish only last 24-48…

    Thank you for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  108. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    A big NO to bedazzled statement eyebrows unless you are doing a magazine photo shoot or if you are a pop star….

  109. Lee says:

    flannel shirts? I’m cautious about them because they look so odd on me but the promise of comfort calls to me like a siren.. I’m still on the fence!

  110. Monica says:

    Flannel shirts are a big yes for me!

  111. Emily C says:

    A big no to bedazelled eyebrows!

  112. BlackAsphodel says:

    I recently bought a greyish transparent nail polish with glitter and if I put that on top of the colored polish, it makes it last longer.

  113. Cindy says:

    Far be it from me to turn down bedazzled ANYTHING (it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that bling) but as much as it pains me I have to say NO to bedazzled eyebrows.

  114. Steffinie says:

    I don’t think I need one piece of clothing in particular, but just more winter clothes overall. Sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters! Oh and boots too πŸ™‚ I recently moved from a warmer climate to a colder one so I’m still adding to my winter wardrobe.

  115. Cassandra says:

    I have just started getting back into makeup and started shopping at Sephora so this would be amazing for me!

  116. Nalini says:

    I hope flannel shirts are a yay – cause I just ordered one:)

  117. sarah thompson says:

    This Sephora gift card would be grew right now with all the amazing sales going on. Hope I win! Thx for giveaway!

  118. MsAnne says:

    I need to work on my senior project.

  119. Meg says:

    Flannel shirts: yes!
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  120. Una says:

    No flannel shirts!

  121. Kristine says:

    Flannels: yes!

  122. Jessie C. says:

    Flannel shirts, yes!

  123. Justine says:

    It snowed here for the first time! The rain turned into sleet, then into snow the next day.

  124. I desperately needed a new down winter coat. I purchased one at Eddie Bauer and I love it so far! It’s keeping me warm here in chilly Wisconsin. We’ve had a colder than normal November, yuck!

  125. Lisa says:

    I recently rejoiced to discover fleece lined flannel, it’s my new second layer in the battle of the 10F cold.

  126. Trillina Palemi says:

    Flannel shirts no!!!

  127. Brandi says:

    I would not bedazzle my eyebrows. Bedazzled nails, tho…LOVE. πŸ™‚

  128. Kiana Rios says:

    I LOVE flannels! I think they are the perfect fall accessory

  129. Kari says:

    I haven’t felt fierce in a LONG time, LOL! I’ve had a bad case of feeling frumpy. Some new makeup would be a lot of fun.

  130. Kassie says:

    To answer your “A piece of clothing you recently realized you desperately need to buy?” question. I hope this isn’t TMI but I really need to go underwear shopping and there is nothing in this would that I dislike more than underwear shopping!

  131. dawn says:

    Yes to flannel!

  132. Courtney says:

    Flannel shirts are a yes! Ateast I think… Some days I remain slightly undecided

  133. Suzanne C says:

    I recently realised I have no jeans for the winter.

  134. y. says:

    A plain black winter trench coat

  135. MelodyJ says:

    Yes to Flannel Shirts.

  136. MelodyJ says:

    Yes to Flannel Shirts.

  137. Kathy says:

    I don’t think bedazzled eyebrows are for me.

  138. M says:

    Flannel shirts: no. Flannel PJ pants: YES!

  139. Mariann says:

    Silk and lace under flannel shirts, yes! Red or pink nails to give it some spice.

  140. Alyson says:

    I love flannel, but it is definitely something to wear around the house or out hiking. Now, flannel with bedazzled eyebrows? That would really be something to see!

  141. Jessica says:

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows: NO.

  142. Jennifer says:

    One way to make a manicure last longer: pick up a buffing block and use it like the manicurist does in between sessions.

    I do this at home (no pro manicure sessions in a long time) and I can get polish to last about a week on average.

  143. Mardi says:

    I make my manicure last longer by using a sticky base coat and Seche Vite as the top coat.

  144. Alexandra says:

    I desperately need to buy more shirts and some ankle boots for everyday use.

  145. Aimey says:

    Bedazzled statement brows? LOL I cannot ever see myself wearing them (except on my first visit to a drag queen show one day πŸ˜› )

  146. christina p says:

    I love flannel shirts in the fall season.

  147. Cyndi says:

    Yes to flannel shirts. But I don’t actually own one yet as I’m trying to find the perfect one… aka a tunic length one I can wear with leggings and chunky knit scarf (don’t forget the wool socks – I live in Canada yo!) so I can be cute and comfy!! πŸ™‚

  148. Flannel shirts absolutely yes!

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  149. Ms. Elise says:

    No to flannel shirts, but yes to flannel pajamas because warmth.

  150. Rachel says:

    bedazzled eyebrows-a huge no! As if dark eyebrows with blonde hair wasn’t bad enough!

  151. Tania G says:

    I recently needed to purchase new snow boots and a warm jacket. Getting ready for a very cold and snowy winter.

  152. Stacey says:

    I love my flannel shirts. They are great for layering in the winter. Also recently had to buy a pair of skate shoes as I’m going to get into longboarding.

  153. Lori P says:

    I’m a big fan of flannel shirts. I used them as jackets in my house because it can get drafty in that old contraption.

  154. tori norris says:

    I literally LOL’d at the thought of bedazzled eyebrows, so much no, lmao.

  155. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti says:

    I want to start wearing mascara on my bottom lashes, but it’s always been difficult for me. My bottom lashes are pretty sparse. What should I do? Or should I just stick with wearing mascara on my top lashes as I always have?

  156. Princess says:

    For my manicures, I make sure to apply thin, even coats to avoid chipping.

  157. Missy M says:

    I graduated high school in 95, flannel shirts are always a yes

  158. Jen says:

    I desperately need to buy jeans. I only have one pair that fits and they fall above the ankle so I can only wear them with tall boots. :-/

  159. susan says:

    I say yes to flannel!

  160. Chari perez says:

    flannel shirts: yes!!!

  161. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    $50 from Sephora would certainly come in handy, especially when they have sales like this week’s Black Friday sale. I had so much fun stalking the website, making sure I was ready for it to start, and by 6 minutes after midnight I had all my purchases made and was done for the night! But they had such great deals, so I have to say I am happy. I can, however, think of at least a couple other items to put under the tree with a gift card like this!

  162. jackie says:

    I feel fierce anytime I wear a bold lip.

  163. Amy says:

    I had a great Thanksgiving meal with my family.

  164. Stephanie says:

    I have no tips to make my manicure last longer – I can never get a manicure to last longer than a few days. I’m checking back for tips – thanks in advance!

  165. Amy says:

    Love me some flannel! So cozy and fun for the dark cold nights xxxxx

  166. Nicole says:

    Sephora opens in Sydney on Friday, but I won’t be flying up for the grand opening as we have a big holiday coming up (yay, for Hawaii-ventions). A $50 gift card would certainly come in handy – Becca Beach Tint, Bite lippie, a new mascara (a good one) or several bottles of Formula X.
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  167. alice says:

    big YES to Flannel. so soft…
    I used to wrap the tip of my fingernail to make the manicure last a little bit longer. A nice layer of topcoat I think really helps too.

  168. Recie says:

    I recently discovered that I do not own a single piece of flannel! I live in the south, so you would think this would be a necessity for me. I love the way flannel tops look & how they can be dressed up or down. Hopefully I will have a variety of flannel tops in my closet, sooner rather than later!

  169. Remi says:

    The only way I can get a manicure to last is to get gel polish.. I am hard on my nails.

  170. I went to college in the early 90s so I vote YES for flannel shirts!
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  171. Kristen says:

    Yes to flannel

  172. Cassandra says:

    the last time I felt fierce was 1985 – sad but true

  173. Exquizeet says:

    I really need a warm winter coat that doesn’t weigh a bajillion tons.

  174. Carmen says:

    I like nice “feminine” flannel shirts, and I felt fierce several months ago at a party!

  175. Sam says:

    I love rainy days! lol, but that’s because we don’t get a lot of them in California.

  176. Jen says:

    Yes to flannel as long as it doesn’t veer into pj territory!

  177. Ashley says:

    I need to buy a new winter coat. Possibly some waterproof snow boots as well — my current boots leak a lot.

  178. heidi says:

    when I get my manicures done, I get the gel set. It works so well for me at work and especially when I cook dinner.

  179. Joanna says:

    Flannel shirts: no

  180. Maria J. says:

    My favorite hair salon is Hair Cutrery no matter where I go.

  181. Maria K says:

    I add a clear polish on top of my mani to keep it going longer! πŸ™‚

  182. Monica says:

    Flannel shirts: Flannel plaid shirts are a yes on handsome lumberjack-type men.

  183. Hazel says:

    I remember the glitter and dazzles back in the 70s Disco days. If your going dancing with your pals, why not, you only young once. Dressing up, wild hair color, dazzles, it is all part of the fun.

  184. Rhea says:

    I’ve been dying to try out the lip sets that have been released for the holiday. What can I say I’m a lip junkie;)

  185. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I personally LOVE flannels! so WARM! ^^

  186. Susan Christy says:

    I haven’t worn a dress in years, but I’ve lost a lot of weight and suddenly decided I needed a pencil skirt, so I bought on and it’s SO CUTE.

  187. TSalamat says:

    I really want the camel wool coat from Zara that became out of stock over the Black Friday sale. Sigh.

  188. Nika says:

    NO to bedazzled eyebrows!

  189. mrsshukra says:

    Love flannels but can get too warm in Hawaii!

  190. Lorraine says:

    Out the Door topcoat

  191. Isabella says:

    YES to flannel shirts! Flannel is definitely my favorite material, so soft. I wish they did dressy pants in black flannel so I could wear “pyjamas” to work πŸ˜‰

  192. Christiana Mercier says:

    flannel shirts! Flannel PJS! flannel sheets! yes to all!

  193. bilqees bano says:

    If I won the sephora gift card i would purchase cosmetics & fashion stuff

  194. Deanna says:

    No on flannel shirts(except on men). πŸ™‚

  195. Priscilla S. says:

    Yes to cute flannel shirts but no to bedazzled statement eyebrows.

  196. Kiki says:

    I have no plan for new year

  197. Katia Audrey says:

    Well, I personally love statement brows πŸ˜‰

  198. Aenea says:

    I personally don’t like the look of bedazzled eyebrows

  199. Fran says:

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows: yes or no?

    I’m sure that someone can pull this off beautifully, but it’s unlikely to be me!

    The last time you felt fierce?

    Oh, dear. We try to forget those moments. Really.

    A piece of clothing you recently realized you desperately need to buy?

    An entire wardrobe — after losing 40 pounds. Yikes!

    Flannel shirts: yes or no?

    Love them. Don’t actually wear them very often. Not always the greatest look with an over-large bustline.

  200. Wayne says:

    My favorite foster kittens were adopted this week. Bittersweet. πŸ™

  201. Diane says:

    Yes to flannel shirts. They are warm, and I don’t care if they are not “in”–they’re comfortable. πŸ™‚

  202. Bertha says:

    Absolutely yes to flannel!

  203. Julie says:

    Yes to flannel, especially if it’s dressed up with a sparkly statement necklace!

  204. Anna says:

    One way to make my manicure last longer?
    I love nail polish Rimmel Salon Pro and Insta Dri by Sally Hansen. It’s the best team!
    All the best, Anna

  205. Brandi says:

    MAC Viva Glam V lipstick with Love Nectar over top ROCKS MY FACE OFF!

  206. Liz says:

    Flannel: YES!

  207. Ann says:

    I’m so thankful to be out of the hospital and with my family for the holidays.

  208. Christina S says:

    the 1 beauty products I cannot live with is my purified emu oil I use it on my skin and hair and it does magic. I stay moisturize and even my hairdresser has noticed a difference in my scalp is a great product

  209. May Zhou says:

    I’ve been on the hunt for a good jacket!

  210. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hello! To make my nail polish last longer, I make sure to wipe off my bare nails with nail polish remover before painting it, just in case there are any oils left on there.

  211. Catherine C. says:

    I get my hair done by my best friend here in SC at Vintage Salon. I also love all Aveda salons I’ve ever been too!

  212. Anne-G. says:

    Hi Karen! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!
    I make my manucure last longer either by using the SΓ¨che vite top coat, or the PoshΓ© one (when the SΓ¨che vite’s odor is starting to remind me of how bad the ingredients are…).

  213. Siew says:

    I find nail prep the best for a great long lasting manicure. That and sealing up the tip edge of the nail.

  214. Piroska says:

    Flannel shirts: Yes. Here in NW Ontario, it’s so cold, so anything that keeps you warm, is a big YES! :o)

  215. Rhoda K says:

    I’ve seen an oversized jumper that I would love to add to my wardrobe!

  216. Barbara B says:

    Agree with SIEW about sealing the tip edge of nail. That works best for me at making my mani last longer.

  217. Liz says:

    I’ve done almost none of my holiday shopping. Need to get on that.

  218. Natascha says:

    Desperately need to buy dresses and some cute crochet clothes (and they go so well together!!)

  219. Sicily says:

    I can’t decide how I want to paint my nails at all :c I want to do light pink, but I also want to do something dark and wintery.

  220. Lisa J says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows ~ it’s funny you brought this up because I’ve noticed it around the web more and more. It’s one of the few things I really don’t like and haven’t seen anyone pull it off yet. Ick, but to each his own.

  221. Trisha says:

    To make my manicure last longer, I wipe my nails with alcohol pads to get rid of the excess oils and make the polish stick on better.

  222. Kim Henrichs says:

    I realized I had to have a giant plaid scarf from Target!

  223. Emily says:

    No bedazzled eyebrows!

  224. Ma says:

    I need to lose weight 20 pounds to buy more clothes! πŸ™

  225. Abby says:

    I love flannel shirts!! They’re soo cozy and comfy!

  226. Nisha says:

    No to flannel shirts. They just don’t look right on me. never really liked them but they looked so comfortable πŸ™

  227. Amber says:

    It would be great to win this week! x

  228. Doreena Silva says:

    Hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! Anyone get any great black Friday deals? Me- I stayed far away from the stores!!!

  229. Megan Newman says:

    Rain is a good thing!

  230. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I love flannel shirts. In fact, just this weekend my 18 year old came to my room and asked if I could have the clothes she had in her arms. They were my clothes I had forgotten all about and one shirt was a flannel plaid from Eddie Bauer from yyeeesassrrrsss ago!!! I put it on and oh it felt so good. I did not want to give it to her (I know that’s so selfish) but I did because I had forgotten all about it.

  231. kim says:

    I love flannel shirts. I steal them from my hubby and sleep in them all winter.

  232. Ginger G. says:

    I love the vitamin M sentence!! I’m always saying I need to take this vitamin or that vitamin. Now on days when I don’t want to wear makeup, I’ll just say I need my vitamin M. πŸ™‚

  233. AmyBS says:

    I cannot even imagine myself or anyone I know with bedazzled eyebrows!

  234. Nancy Kou says:

    I’m trying to purge my closet right now and stick to quality versatile pieces

  235. Sandy says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows: NO
    Flannel shirts: YES!

  236. Justine says:

    I was already a big fan of your blog when I was still living in Paris but now that I moved to the U.S it feels even better to be able to buy the products you recommend πŸ™‚ So thank you! Your international fan πŸ˜‰

  237. Demi Mara says:

    i absolutely love flannel especially when we are talking about sleepwear!

  238. Leslie Kiley says:

    Flannel for home, yes! Out in the world , no.

  239. Jennifer Long says:

    I live in tropical Singapore so while it’s the rainy season now, we don’t need to wear flannel πŸ™‚ keep toasty all of you having winter now.

  240. Claudia Davis says:

    My Favorite hair salon now is Aveda in Manhattan…its the school where the students are doing the cuts. I always request a graduating student which is more $ but its still a lot less than a Aveda salon and I do like people who work there and the color they use.

  241. rebecca says:

    i am down for bedazzled anything… so i would try brows. i actually have been dying to do a crazy glitter brow!!

  242. Emily says:

    I don’t know about eyebrows, but I have used eyelash glue to glue sequins to my face in the eye corner/cheek area. Rhinestoned nails, perhaps.

  243. Efrain says:

    Well I haven’t entered in one of these giveaways because of school for some time but I feel lucky.

  244. Sylvia says:

    I am currently looking for a new salon. Hopefully I will find a good one soon.

  245. Blanca says:

    I need any piece of clothing! Cold weather is finally arriving and my sweaters are hundreds of years old πŸ™‚

  246. Flannel shirts=yes. A thousand times yes.

  247. krystle says:

    flannel shirts: yes!!

  248. Jordi says:

    Flannel shirts – yes, but occasionally, and with feminine details so you don’t look like a lumberjack!

  249. rene maria creamer says:

    I would bedazzle my eyebrow for a night out on the town.

  250. Grace says:

    Dear Rafflecopter, please choose my name.. I spent way too much on Black Friday Sephora and none for holiday gifts.

  251. Allison says:

    I just turned 5 months pregnant and realized I really needed maternity pants.

  252. Beauty Bee says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows remind me of those stick on jewel earrings I would wear as an 8 year old as I didn’t have pierced ears lol! So I think I will pass on them….
    Beauty Bee recently posted … Skincare 101: Skin SOS! How to Soothe Red, Irritated & Hypersensitive Skin

  253. Erin Ortiz says:

    Bedazzled eyebrows…definitely no. Flannel shirts…definitely yes.
    Erin Ortiz recently posted … Nailstalgia-OPI Black Cherry Chutney

  254. Aelyn says:

    White jeans. A nice clean pair of trendy white jeans!

  255. Ivy Z says:

    yes to flannel! btw, never really been a cat person before…always a dog person and still is, but slowing…just ever so slightly getting it on with cats…LOVE your blog! this is basically how i find out about new products!

  256. Ashley P. says:

    Yes to flannel shirts!

  257. Laura says:

    Yes to bedazzled eyebrows! Why not make them even more awesome?! πŸ™‚

  258. adelina says:

    I’m broke as a joke and the joke is i’m broke… is that how it goes?

  259. Lisa C says:

    I’ve had a big thing lately for buying cardigans. Don’t know why lol

  260. BonnieC. says:

    I need a new belt—but I don’t know what color to get!!!

  261. BonnieC. says:

    I’m trying to find a cardigan that works for me and when I do, I will buy it in many colors!!

  262. Daria says:

    I am not a huge fan of flanel shirts

  263. Saundra A says:

    My favorite salon is Karen Allen Aveda Salon at the Riverside Plaza in Riverside, CA.

  264. Kirsten says:

    No bedazzled eyebrows!

  265. anissa says:

    flannel shirts are a yes (well, most of the time). i’m a comfy casual kinda gal.

  266. I was never into Wearing scarves. I know, that sounds wierd, but I really hated the feeling of a scarf around my neck.
    But a few weeks ago I hat to buy one because the one I saw was so pretty. Since then I’m obsessed with scarves.

  267. Liz says:

    To make my manicure last longer, I apply a good base and top coat! I think they’re both equally important, good ones make even cheapie polishes last a while with minimal wear. I like Essie Grow Stronger, OPI Nail Envy, and Essie Millionails. For top coats there are tons but right now I’m loving Bareille UV Glaze top coat. πŸ™‚
    Liz recently posted … Happiness is a Warm Puppy Pt 4

  268. Rasha says:

    I really wanna buy a black and gold dress!
    Black and gold is an amazing combination <3

  269. Telma says:

    Flannel shirts: a big NO, since it’s summer where I live.

  270. Kim says:

    The boys had hockey in Lake Placid on Friday and it was snowing and very Christmassy. We even got a bit of holiday shopping done. Sadly, things warmed up here at home yesterday and now it’s just sort of chilly, damp and snow-free. It’s hard for me to get into the holiday spirit when there is no snow. πŸ™

  271. Caitlyn says:


  272. Bee says:

    Flannel shirts: helll yeah!!!! I had 3 already and still I bought 2 more this time during thanksgiving shopping….
    btw, I’ve stumbled upon a dupe for Nars albatross… πŸ˜€ It makes me want to jump πŸ˜€

  273. sienna says:

    Flannel shirts always a yes in winter!

  274. Nicole says:

    I love Flannel shirts. So cute!

  275. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I felt fierce this weekend

  276. Swati says:

    I needed new thermals for winter!

  277. Benni says:

    Until I can master my eyebrows more, I would feel that bedazzling them–and therefore drawing even more attention to them–would be a mistake for me. I’m not against others doing so, but it seems more of a celebrity or party thing, and definitely not an everyday thing.

  278. Ruth says:

    I just realized that I need to buy blue polo shirts. Lame! I am doing my clinical rotations for grad school and they want me to wear polo shirts and black dress pants. I am so sad because my first site was scrubs(work pajamas) and sneakers. I know it sounds like I am being a big baby but if I am to do 40 hours a week of free work I’d like to do it in navy scrubs and asics.

  279. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    How I make my manicure last longer? Butter London TopCoat. Love it! πŸ™‚

  280. Alix says:

    Oddly enough, I realized I need a pair of sweatpants!

  281. Jessica says:

    It’s my birthday and this would be the best birthday gift! Thanks for the chance every week πŸ™‚

  282. Shannon says:

    Flannel shirts: ALL THE YES. πŸ™‚

  283. elissa says:

    I am really wanting a pair of scalloped edged flats! So cute!

  284. Camille says:

    my manicure trick? after cleaning my hands, i let my nails dry for another 10+ minutes (to let the water absorption evaporate from the nails). before i apply my base coat, i wipe down my nails with alcohol.

    it seems to make the polish chip less. i haven’t had a manicure last a long long time because i do a lot of house chores without gloves. but i might get on that gel manicure hype, if i want a pretty manicure to last πŸ™‚

  285. Jessica says:

    Bedazzled statement eyebrows – yes if you are under 25, no for everyone else πŸ™‚

  286. Kristina says:

    Flannel shirts; in theory yes but I have a hard time with button up shirts in general because I’m busty.

  287. Trude E. says:

    My favorite hair salon is a local Aveda one. I’ve been using Aveda products for years, never use anything else for styling, and I just love that their staff regularly does training and is always looking to expand their knowledge. Plus it smells SO GOOD! πŸ˜‰

  288. Laura says:

    There is nothing wrong with flannel!! I have quite a few of flannel shirts and I LOVE them!

  289. Des says:

    My favorite hair salon is the one inside JC Penney. They’re always nice and do such a great job! πŸ™‚

  290. Sara says:

    I really want those Kat von D mini lippies!

  291. Rina says:

    No bedazzled brows for me, but it would put a smile on my face to see them on someone else!

  292. Patricia Gomez says:

    Statement metallic eyebrows, yes!

  293. Timeisha says:

    I need to make a Sephora run, so I hope I win!

  294. Dorothy says:

    Hoping to stock up on some Nars nail polishes if I win! Their new formula is sooo long wearing and so shiny. Not to mention they have a new wide brush so streaks are minimized πŸ™‚

  295. Dorothy says:

    Hoping to stock up on some Nars nail polishes if I win! Their new formula is extremely long wearing and so shiny. Not to mention they have a new wide brush so streaks are minimized πŸ™‚

  296. piper says:

    I think that the statement brows can be really cool and pretty for the right occasion.

  297. Cecile Angulo says:

    My fave salon is Azta Urban Salon here in Ph:)

  298. Paulomi says:

    Flannels are fine as long as the whole ensemble is stylish πŸ™‚

  299. Hannah says:

    Statement brows? I just mastered using my anastasia brow wiz! Kudos to the ladies that are fierce enough to rock them, though!

  300. Shars says:

    I could never get my manicures to last more than 3 days and then on one of the other blogs I follow, it was suggested to try the Revlon Color Stay base coat and that has worked wonders for me!

  301. michelle says:

    Flannel shirts are a must

  302. Alana says:

    I think bedazzled eyebrows are a little out there, they remind me of eyebrow piercings which I don’t like.

  303. I desperately need more maxi length skirts, ankle boots and fleece lined leggings because I hate wearing opaque tights in the winter.

  304. Jamie C. says:

    I hope you’re a big fan of The Walking Dead because the mid-season finale was intense & tragic.

  305. Ellie says:

    With the sudden cold I realized I definitely need more sweaters and leggings/tights! It went from 65F (which is nice and cool since it’s usually so hot here), to the 40s-30s in one afternoon.

  306. meghan says:

    I’ve found that when I’ve used Gelous to help smooth out glitter heavy manis, the manicure wears like IRON. Would definitely recommend.

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen!
    meghan recently posted … Zoya Matte Velvet Swatch Session: They’re Back!

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