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Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Oh. My. Gosh!

Do you ever start watching a movie that you think is going to go in one direction, and you think you’re gonna like it, but then it detours in a completely uncool way and you end up barking and growling at the screen?


Yeah, that has been my Netflix existence over the past week… This girl is desperately seeking movie recs if you have any.

In other news, happy caturday! It’s 2015 and I still can’t believe it. It’s also absolutely, positively freaking cold here in Northern California today. I mean, I admit that I’m a California weather wuss, but it’s 34 degrees outside! I don’t know if my poor citrus tree is going to make it. I think it needs a cute Chanel jacket. πŸ™‚

Good luck in the giveaway this weekend. Your nephew says “meow!”

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:
    • If you were a cat, what would you look like? Tell me about yourself.
    • Where do you think you got your love for makeup? Was it from a family member, a friend, or was it something that just developed on its own?
    • Aliens land on Earth and make first contact. How does it go? Are they friendly?
    • What was your first purchase of 2015 (of any kind)? Mine was dinner at a Creole restaurant called Fenix.
    • What’s your favorite glossy magazine?
    • What’s for breakfast?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚
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  1. Monica L. says:

    I’m pretty sure my love for makeup came from my Mom. She never left the house without at least a little makeup!

  2. Ann says:

    My favourite glossy magazine is ELLE

  3. Alix says:

    It’s cold here on the east coast, too!

  4. Jody says:

    Happy New Years! Thx for the awesome giveaway!

  5. Rachel H says:

    My little bro made some delicious pancakes for breakfast this morn — yum!

  6. Ayesha says:

    My love for makeup came from YouTube and bloggers

  7. Beth Easley says:

    No one else in my family really even wears makeup!! I think I have to credit Kat Von D

  8. Valeria says:

    My love for makeup developed in time. I don’t know why and how, but the more I read about it the more I wanted to have a lot of options for lipsticks and shadows and so on. And I strongly believe it goes hand in hand with kitty love. I have two beautiful ladies: Kiki and Miki.

  9. Sarah says:

    I think I got my love for makeup from my mom, who’s always been a good skincare influence and generally appreciates the finer things in life.

  10. Nicole B says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was an iced green tea at Starbucks

  11. Agata says:

    Crepes for breakfast today. Lunch, in fact cause I have to wait till I get off work to eat.

    Happy Saturday, any fun weekend plans?
    Agata recently posted … Your Makeup in 2014

  12. Valerie says:

    I’m slightly ashamed to say that breakfast today is tortilla chips and salsa.

  13. Lisa Brown says:

    i got my love of makeup from my aunt who taught me all about it and how to take care of your skin when I was a teenager.

  14. Leah Sorensen says:

    My mom doesn’t wear makeup, so I never really learned about it growing up. But now that I’m in my 20s, I’m exploring on my own!

  15. Pam says:

    So if I’m on a makeup low-buy this year, does it count if I win a giftcard? I don’t think so…

  16. Julie W. says:

    My favorite glossy magazine is Glamour. I eat a handful of almonds or walnuts, banana, hot tea, whole grain bar and a piece of cheese for breakfast.

  17. Krista M says:

    This week my daughter gave me a homemade spa treatment/massage & it was so sweet. I really needed that after the stress of the holidays!

  18. Kelly Chambers says:

    One of my favorite magazines is PeopleStyle Watch!

  19. Jana says:

    My first purchases of the year were black leather pumps and a dress I just ordered online. Let’s hope both fit perfectly!
    Jana recently posted … Opgemaakt #9 (december)

  20. Laura says:

    I made mini pancakes for breakfast.

  21. shadownph says:

    breakfast is a ham, cheese, mushroom, and olive omelette.

  22. Olivia K says:

    Breakfast today was a grapefruit, have to be good after all those Christmas calories.

  23. Lydia says:

    If I were a cat I would be grey with green eyes πŸ™‚

  24. Jenn Torrez says:

    Breakfast is mixed veggie frittata, Belgian waffles and copious amounts of coffee!!β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

  25. Raine says:

    My 1st purchase of 2015 was a new cat bed for my Barkerman, we adopted two new kittens and they commandeered his other bed. Now they’re in the new one, but only when I’m awake. When it’s my bedtime – all 7 pile on my bed- go figure. I live in my cats apartment lol. I also went into Ulta to use my $3.50 off $10 coupon and spent $120+! That store is evil πŸ˜‰

  26. Kayla says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was gas for my car. Super boring.

  27. Andrea Sinsley says:

    Today’s breakfast was a breakfast quesadilla with all the fixin’s om nom nom

  28. Rayanna says:

    If I were a kitty I think I’d be black and white. They seem to be pretty smart. πŸ™‚

  29. My first makeup purchase of 2015 were the new WnW lipsticks and kohl liners.

  30. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite glossy magazine is Nail It!.

  31. Tiffanie says:

    My love for makeup developed because of my sister’s love of photography. I was her model growing up.

  32. ceebee_eebee says:

    First makeup purchase of 2015? That masala eyeliner from sephora.

  33. Judy says:

    Happy 2015~

  34. tirurit says:

    What is for breakfast? Well it usually is something rushed, but if I had all the time in the world it would be toasted bread with grated tomato, olive oil and melted cheese! Delicious!
    tirurit recently posted … Inspiration: DIY, the beauty edition

  35. Taylor R says:

    Family Christmas party today!

  36. margarita says:

    my love for makeup started after a friend bought me a MAC eyeshadow palette for christmas one year. then, whenever i shopped with my cousin, we’d stop at MAC. within a couple of years i was makeup obsessed!

  37. Terri says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a movie ticket for “Into the Woods.”

  38. My love for makeup comes from my mom. And from my outrageous teenage acne I wanted to cover up desperately.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … New Years Eve

  39. Aviva says:

    I would be the fluffiest cat!

  40. Luv Jaime says:

    This momma-to-be could use some help in the concealer dept. O_o

  41. Janet A says:

    My first purchase for 2015 was lunch!

  42. susan says:

    We’re having fruit for breakfast.

  43. Mae says:

    I blame the internet for my makeup addiction!!

  44. Stephanie says:

    i had eggs and bacon!

  45. Megan says:

    Just tea for breakfast. I can’t do food early in the AM.

  46. trillina palemi says:

    first acquiso 2015 .. clay for me sludge !! :))

  47. trillina palemi says:

    first purchase in 2015 for me .. clay mud !!

  48. Katherine says:

    My first purchase for 2015 was a pair of Nike Air Max 90. I figured it will be a good stylish alternative to my ever so present heels. Not to mention, more encouragement for gym time!

  49. Sylvia says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a bb cream.

  50. Kristen says:

    My love of makeup was developed on its own. My mom has never been into makeup much.

  51. Susan T. says:

    My first purchase of the year was an epilator. I have an old one but really wanted a new, fancy one. And I added three bags of BBQ potato chips in with my online order because a girl’s gotta snack!

  52. Nika says:

    I’m really in love with the combination of salmon and avocado rolled inside a sushi.

  53. Sherry says:

    I got my love of makeup from my mom and my aunts. My mom used to wear makeup all the time, but now that she’s older, she doesn’t. My aunts are in their 70’s and still wear a full face of makeup. Rock on!!

  54. Denay says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was coconut water!

  55. CatG says:

    I’ve always loved a big homemade breakfast! Today I woke up about four hours earlier than I intended, so I made a big nice breakfast for my brother and me. Scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and french toast using fresh ciabatta bread!! I LOVE breakfast!! (And makeup).

  56. Jamie Martin says:

    I wish it would stop raining.

  57. Denisse Rios says:

    My love for Makeup definetely came from My sisters because they’re makeup would always look on point. They have amazing talent. Little by little im learning the techniques to makeup. Im getting better and better. Hopefully I win, goodlucl to all te beautiful ladies! (:

  58. Brittany says:

    I am having home made paleo granola, yogurt,hemp and chia seeds, blueberries and bananas for breakfast – delicious!

  59. Maria J. says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was Maybelline matte creamy lipstick in Touch of Spice because they were always out of stock at my drugstore. I also bought the NEW L’OrΓ©al Brow Plumper Eyebrow Gel.

  60. monica says:

    I had bacon, eggs, and coffee for breakfast

  61. Kim Henrichs says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a pair of flip flops for my Mexico vacation!

  62. Jess says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a tank of gas. So sexy…

  63. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    My 1st purchase of 2015 was gas!

  64. Judith Baucom says:

    My love for makeup comes from my love to create. Just all things art.

  65. Susie says:

    Love of makeup = The Internets!

  66. amy pugmire says:

    I made some yummy crepes. With banana nutella, whip cream and powdered sugar.

  67. Sarah W says:

    I always hope aliens would be friendly! Hopefully we would be friendly back

  68. Claudia Davis says:

    Bacon egg white and cheese on a plain bagel with coffee. I now have heartburn.

  69. Kelly Kimmell says:

    My grandmother is the one who instilled my love of makeup. She never left the house without her makeup being just perfect.

  70. Dawn Peacher says:

    I had toast with a little peanut butter on it

  71. I would have to say my love for makeup started when i was very young.I was very close to my RIP grandmother who NEVER let the house without her rouge..I remember it being in a beautiful compact,the color was red.She was already gorgeous,so all she used was an eyebrow pencil,a little powder and her rouge on her cheeks and lips..So elegant my grandma was…before we walked out the door,she sprayed herself with her Chanel no.5.I also was in my moms makeup bag lol full of Mary Kay.When i stayed over night at my cousins..we went through my aunts makeup..Now i am the biggest makeup junkie ever..Thank you for this chance to win..XO

  72. Meg says:

    Definitely got my love of makeup from my Mom!
    Meg recently posted … Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

  73. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    Corn flakes and milk!

  74. Bertha says:

    My favorite glossy mag is Allure!

  75. Tamara R says:

    Kashi cereal for breakfast!

  76. Carla Ayles says:

    I just bought my first NARS blush — Outlaw — and it’s gooooorgeous but man do I need a new blush brush now! So pigmented!

  77. Amy says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was taking advantage of Philosophy’s sale on holiday items.

  78. Michelle says:

    My breakfast is chicken curry at work! It’s either that or fish sticks.

  79. Ashley Celikay says:

    If I were a cat I’d be a black & white tuxedo cat, very fluffy & soft.

  80. anissa says:

    first purchase of 2015 … nail polish!! πŸ™‚

  81. Alesia says:

    My love for makeup… hmm since I was little I used to stare at my mom and sister and older friends apply it. It has always fascinated me!

  82. Tracy says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a coffee. I know super exciting but I need my caffeine.

  83. Jennifer Pham says:

    If I was a cat . . . I might be the type that has tan and black spots! I just like them πŸ˜€

  84. Lizzie says:

    Breakfast at my house always involves Nutella, I love it.

  85. Nan says:

    If I were a cat, I would look like my persian kitty, Bella. She’s mostly white, with ruby/tortoise points (calico coloring on her face, ears, tail) — she looks like zorro, like she’s wearing a mask! πŸ™‚

  86. Emily G says:

    My breakfast was homemade gluten free pancakes with REAL maple syrup (not that gross sugarized stuff)

  87. Beth says:

    Happy Saturday Karen!

    I haven’t made my first makeup purchase of 2015 yet. Well, technically I have but it isn’t something for me, so I don’t think that counts. My friend who lives in Canada can’t get hold of the Rimmel brow mascara and so I’m sending that to her in a goody box with some other bits and pieces.

    I don’t even know what my first purchase will be, it’s my birthday next week and I’m going to be doing some shopping so I’m sure I’ll find something fun then! xx

  88. kristin says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was on Sephora.com! πŸ™‚

  89. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen! Hv a nice and sunny weekend!

  90. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, if I was a cat, I would be a black cat with green eyes β™₯
    Happy new year !

  91. Liz says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was (appropriately enough) cookies! G and I were driving home from camping at Big Sur and saw a billboard on the 1 advertising the Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos. There was no possible way we weren’t going to stop. Seriously.

  92. Mo says:

    My love for makeup developed from my aunt Mary and her fake eyelashes back in the early ’80s. No other woman in my family wore falsies and I was fascinated by them and her eye makeup (shadows & liner). I later found out she wore them daily due to her own lashes burning off in an accident.

  93. Remi says:

    I bought shoes. A pair of purple low top converse, and a pair of 5″ heeled booties.

    Which seems to sum me up pretty well actually..

  94. Christina says:

    I think my love for makeup started right before I started beauty school. I started by watching beauty videos on YouTube and then it just grew from there.

  95. Erika C. says:

    My first purchase after the New Year was a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

  96. My mom and my grandmom where really into wearing make up and fashionable hair styles. I admired their effort but never picked anything up as child or a teen. I started wearing mascara and Wet n Wild lipstick in high school, but that’s as far as I went until my 20s.

  97. Miki says:

    I ate some miso soup and rice for breakfast!
    Miki recently posted … Dior Cuir Cannage: Swatches & Review

  98. my first purchase of 2015 is from strawberrynet.com i purchase the blame blush and lipstick from Pupa this is my first time to try there lipstick hope it`s good

  99. denise m says:

    I hear you on the cold weather! I’m in southern CA and its so cold too!! I had to make a trip to Sephora for some Soap and Glory body butters because the cold has dried me out!

  100. Mandy says:

    I placed a small elf order on the first day of 2015. I’m so curious about the smudge pots and i ordered the Lock & Seal. I have a bunch of loose eyeshadows that i never use, maybe with the Lock & Seal it will be easier and less messy using them.
    When aliens lands on earth the’ll probably are coming back for the makeup E.T was rocking in the 80’s ;D

  101. Swapnal says:

    My first purchase of the year are few elf products

  102. Melissa C. says:

    Breakfast is usually coffee and cereal!

  103. Tara R says:

    I had an awesome blueberry smoothie this morning!

  104. Jennifer says:

    No breakfast for me. Just coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

  105. Courtney says:

    If I were a cat, I would be a gloriously big-boned orange Tabby Persian named Theodore. I would be a hugely successful cat food and Pet Smart model.

    It’d be pretty great

  106. Tracy says:

    coffee is the best breakfast

  107. KellyPC says:

    I’ve never really been a makeup junkie until I bought myself a beautiful leopard print Lux de Ville traincase. I decided I needed to fill it with beautiful products & fell in love with the packaging on so many amazing brands like Urban Decay, The Balm, Too Faced & Benefit & I love the limited edition sets like Macs Wonder Woman collection & the Wizard of Oz palettes!

  108. Erica says:

    Breakfast was coffee and Homeland binging!! Just caught up. Season 4…wow, felt like I was going to have a heart attack throughout it.

  109. Would love to win this… I so need REAL makeup.

  110. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!!

  111. shaunie says:

    My favorite pie is pecan pie

  112. Jennifer D. says:

    Here’s my “wishful thinking” shopping list:
    Clarisonic Mia in bright ass pink
    Urban Decay – as much as I can afford to get my hands on
    Philosophy – Miracle Worker set

  113. Rachel R. says:

    If I were a cat, I’d want to be a white Persian with green eyes and that fabulous eyeliner look they have.

  114. Deb says:

    I’ve always loved makeup! But it’s when I discovered makeup gurus on the internet, like you of course, Makeupgeek, Misschievous, and others, that my love for makeup became an obsession! lol! πŸ™‚

  115. Leona says:

    Breakfast is usually a whole wheat BagelThin with some peanut butter, and either water, tea, or hot cocoa πŸ™‚

  116. Anna says:

    I’m dreading the day where I’ll be too old to wear makeup. What will I do with my life then?!?!

  117. dawn says:

    i would be a tortoise shell cat named tabitha. my employee would own a used bookstore and i’d spend my days chasing dust bunnies around piles of books.

  118. Andrea Darst says:

    El Hubs and I went to dinner at Olive Garden on NYE, and to celebrate 10 years married, and he got down on one knee and presented me with a beautiful anniversary band!

  119. Denisse Rios says:

    My love for makeup def came from my sister. She wears really dark colors and they first her so well! I got inspired from her makeup looks.

  120. AΓ°alheiΓ°ur SigbergsdΓ³ttir says:

    My purchase for 2015 was from Sephora, including Marc Jacobs Beauty Sky-liner set.

  121. Justine says:

    I’m making guacamole for dinner!

  122. Susan Campbell says:

    I had pancakes today…I love me some pancakes!!

  123. Meg R says:

    I bought some First Aid Beauty skincare and a Hairy Otter shirt for my friend’s birthday.

  124. Erica says:

    Breakfast was poached egg, whole wheat toast with melted cheese and green tea. My Mom is a makeup lover who totally enabled me.

  125. Amy says:

    I think my first purchase of the year was a black and white lace bustier from White House Black Market.

  126. Cheryl Mayers says:

    My love for makeup came when I was in the 7th grade. My girlfriends and I use to read Seventeen and Teen magazines at lunch and just admire the way the models had their makeup on and it inspired me to do the same!!

  127. CUI says:

    Yummy Pancakes for breakfast!

  128. Cathy says:

    It’s only the 3rd day into the new year!! yay!

  129. Colleen P. says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was to preorder a book by one of my favorite authors. The book comes out at the end of the month, but preorders tend to help authors more (they get carried by more places, can help with contracts, etc.).

  130. Kassie says:

    My first purchase of the year was a cute tote bag with scottie dogs all over it. I’m a cat Mommy and I love cat things but I like to think of myself as an animal person in general and I fell in in love with the bag when I saw it. It’s so cute!

  131. Una says:

    Eggs for breakfast!

  132. Lisa Foster says:

    My usual breakfast is egg beaters and wheat toast. I don’t ever get tired of it, especially with a little hot sauce.

  133. Kristelle says:

    I got my love of makeup from my friends in middle school who first shared their makeup collections with me!

  134. Jessica says:

    I love Allure! That may also be where my love of makeup came from. I’ve been reading it since forever πŸ™‚

  135. Icequeen81 says:

    My first purchase was on 1 of January was my birthday, I bought Chinese food for el hub my parents and I to eat together at home, It was a great meal we shared a big meal

  136. Sherry says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks.

  137. Jpcusack says:

    I am obsessed with beauty products and magazines. Instyle is my favorite!

  138. Aimen says:

    If I was a kitty I would a peppery gray and white tabby cat πŸ™‚ hazel eyes pink nose and I would be reallyyyyyy lazy lol πŸ™‚

  139. Amoure says:

    Hey Karen, here are a few movies I’ve been watching on Netflix (some are Netflix originals):
    Marco Polo
    The Killing (done)
    Dark Skies
    Hopefully you’ll enjoy some of these.

    My love for makeup developed on it’s own. I’ve pretty much been a girly-girl for as long as I can remember and at a very young age was presented with perfume and makeup making kits. It was never forced upon me , but I just seem to gravitate towards the prettier things in life. Plus makeup, and fashion were such a creative for of art to me and for so many years I wanted to be a fashion designer and makeup artist.

  140. LaTanya says:

    I bought a dress

  141. steve+weber says:

    breakfast is a bagel sandwich and orange juice.

  142. Briana Stoddart says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” perfume, which was on sale at my local drugstore. It smells really nice, actually!

  143. Sarah Sq. says:

    I totally got my love of makeup and all things glittery from my grandmother. 83 and still made up and fabulous every day πŸ™‚

  144. bhevarri says:

    If I were a cat, I would be a monstrous werecat. Big humanoid panther or something. With a mohawk and piercings…

  145. Michal Raviv says:

    My first purchase of the year wS whipped cream. I had a craving…

  146. Dyan says:

    I’ve always loved makeup, even as a little kid. I gave a coffee can full of makeup to Mrs. Claus one year, i think I was 6. It was left next to the cookies and milk for Santa. Imagine my devastation when I found it in my mom’s closet months later. That’s when I learned that Santa wasn’t real and neither was a Hanukkah bush. (Raised Jewish, but celebrated all holidays.)

  147. Quimerula says:

    I would be a black cat for sure.

  148. Kirsten says:

    My first purchase this year was the Kevyn Aucoin makeup book mentioned in one of your recent posts. I have to admit that I bought a used copy off ebay though. Funds are a little tight these days.

  149. Ellen says:

    Breakfast is usually chocolate oatmeal!

  150. Chloe N says:

    I had bacon, eggs and potatoes for breakfast, so yummy!

  151. Lyndsey B. says:

    I had coffee and a blueberry bagel for breakfast!

  152. Jocelyn says:

    I think InStyle is my favorite magazine at the moment. It used to be Lucky, but the past few years I haven’t enjoyed it as much and let my subscription lapse.

  153. Holly says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was appropriately enough a beauty product–NYX silver metallic eyeliner. I love the color & it stays for a good six hours, but it goes on wet & takes a little time to dry & it starts to flake after those six hours. It’s still a pretty good investment as I found it on clearance for $2!

  154. Lisa M. says:

    My love for make-up came from my mom. I loved sitting at her make-up table when I was a little girl. I thought it was a great day when she taught me how to apply make-up when I became a teenager.

  155. Princess says:

    It’s hard to pick my favorite glossy magazine because I’m literally obsessed with them all!

  156. sienna says:

    My love of makeup def comes from my mom!!

  157. Vanessa says:

    Believe it or not, my love of makeup came from a love of office supplies!

  158. Rose says:

    I think my love of makeup developed after I discovered eyeliner through dance. We wear a very strong cat eye when performing and once I realized that a (very) toned down version accentuated my face perfectly, my love for all makeup snowballed majorly!

  159. Tania G says:

    We didn’t make any purchases yet this year. Going on a pretty serious budget this year. Happy New Year!

  160. Chelsea says:

    My fave glossy magazine would be Glamour. It has a little bit of everything!

  161. Berry says:

    First purchase of the year was a book on Amazon. I think it was about 2 in the morning, so it was really barely into the new year.

  162. Abby says:

    My love for makeup was developed on my own. Since I was in the 2nd grade! Even in grade school I would sneak in blush to school…lol Then by middle school I was allowed to wear makeup, but it took a lot of convincing for my parents to let me..:) And to this day I’m totally obsessed!! I can never have enough!!!

  163. tina says:

    If i was a cat i would be a tabby πŸ™‚

  164. Aly says:

    Hmm…for movies with happy/good endings, I’ve got Kate and Leopold, Did you Hear About the Morgans, Guardians of the Galaxy, Argo, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook. Kate and Leopold especially is one of my absolute favorites. πŸ™‚

  165. Rachel says:

    If I were a cat, I’d definitely look like Grumpy Cat, Tartar.

  166. Sparkles says:

    Girl, my makeup OBSESSION came about because I used to weigh close to 300#s (down to 173!!!). I felt sooo ugly. One day I discovered that regardless of my size…MAKEUP ALWAYS FIT JUST PERFECTLY!!! Now that I’m smaller, whew, I love my makeup even more than ever!!! πŸ™‚

  167. Heather Dawn says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a keyboard and mouse.

  168. Anna says:

    Breakfast was french toast, which is also my favorite!

  169. Lynn says:

    It i got my love of make up from a friend. my bffy wore some make up in middle school and she helped me buy some like liners and powder foundation. Then m taste and style it slowly developed on it’s own

  170. Diana Woo says:

    breakfast was a sunrise croissant sandwich and black coffee

  171. Rosalie parnes says:

    First purchase on 2015 is naked on the run by urban decay! πŸ™‚

  172. sarah thompson says:

    Would love to win this gift card! So many products at Sephora I’d love to get.

  173. Jessie C. says:

    Oatmeal and fresh berries for breakfast.

  174. Anita says:

    Siamese with the sea-blue eyes. And the taupe-brown fades into beautiful beige. As my Siamese cat does. β™₯

  175. MemphisLily says:

    My first purchase of 2015…organizers for my jewelry, makeup, and craft items πŸ™‚

  176. Stephanie says:

    I’m currently lying in a food coma right now….ahhhh!

  177. Monica says:

    My first purchase of the year was a new bra…. I really need to toss out some of the old ratty ones that are lurking in the deep recesses of my underwear drawer!

  178. Carmela says:

    I think I got my love of makeup from my cousin. After she first showed me her growing MAC collection!

  179. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite breakfast I love to have is pancakes and eggs.

  180. Kassandra Zamora says:

    The first thing I bought in 2015 was a bunch of shirts. I went on a shopping spree! πŸ˜€ What a great way to start 2015, right? Happy New Year, by the way!

  181. Cassandra Eastman says:

    French Toast is for breakfast!

  182. I’m making blueberry pancakes for my husband and I tomorrow morning!
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Christmas 2014

  183. Destiny says:

    I was very self conscious of my underbite because it caused some major asymmetry, and I felt that makeup took away the focus from my jaw to other parts of my face.

  184. Ms. Elise says:

    My love for makeup started pretty randomly. I was (still am) a huge tomboy, but I want to wear makeup for my wedding (and need it for work) so I had to learn, and inadvertently started to love playing with the pretty colors and cool effects (being an artist’s kid makes it even more fun).

  185. Thank you for the giveaway, Karen!
    My love of makeup definitely came from my mom. She always wears lipstick and always looks put together when she goes out. I remember her telling me to throw on some lipstick before one of my first dates with my h.s. sweetheart. I was a bit of a tomboy and found the thought appalling at the time. She was right, though, I slapped some on and I did feel more like a “lady”. My mom likes makeup and beauty stuff so she’s super easy to shop for! πŸ™‚
    kristen @ glambunctious recently posted … Best of 2014! | Setting Powder, Bronzer, Blush, + Highlighter!

  186. Samantha says:

    If you are looking for a beauty related film on Netflix, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes cannot be beaten. A great tv show is Bomb Girls. Then cast is breathtaking.

  187. Jen says:

    Tomorrow morning I’m making crΓͺpes from scratch with fresh strawberries, blackberries and raspberries…yummy πŸ™‚

  188. Tracy Robertson says:

    I feel like I never really learned how to use makeup correctly, but I love to try. I wear a little every day and when I am in doubt I just go lightly but always use a little color on my eyes and lips.

  189. judet says:

    eggs and oatmeal was my breakfast…oh also did I mention that you are really inspiring!

  190. Sandy says:

    Love Sephora. My mother would get up in the morning, brush her teeth and put lipstick on before waking Dad for work and us for school! She would ever go anywhere without a flawless face and still like that at 87…my role model.

  191. Myr says:

    My first purchase was to fill up my gas tank before heading home. $1.83 here.

  192. Cynthia says:

    Three words, 9 months pregnant. I am in desperate need of a sephora fix for after the baby is born…and after trolling on Makeup Beauty Blog, I’m more desperate than ever to grab up some of this delicious beauty!

  193. Krystle Thomas says:

    I had grapefruit and toast with jam for breakfast.

  194. Susan Christy says:

    No movie recommendations, but I’ve been watching United States of Tara and can’t stop! I’m going to be sad when I’m done!!

  195. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. Happy new year, hope you, El hub, and Tabs had a great new year’s eve evening. My first purchase for 2015 was a pair of jeggings from rue21, I had my baby girl in June and kept 15lbs (I am a tiny girl so this was needed 15lbs, not bothered by it!) however, I needed new clothes! Haven’t invested in any tops yet but I really needed a cute pair of skinny jeans or jeggings to go with my winter boots. Haven’t got it yet but next on my list is Chocolate Bar palette!

  196. nicole dz says:

    Sephora is one of my favorite places to get my makeup and beauty care products from.

  197. Roblyn Honeysucker says:

    If I were a cat, I’d be a sweet orange tabby cat that lounges in the sunshine.

  198. Illy Junus says:

    My fave magazine is Marie Claire and my first purchase in 2015 is breakfast at Bob Evans

  199. Michelle Castagne says:

    My favorite magazine is Allure.

  200. Lori P says:

    If I was a cat I would be a Maine Coon. I would be a gentle giant with luxurious blond/cream colored fur and the most gorgeous blue-green eyes never seen on a feline.

  201. Mardi says:

    My first purchase: lunch yesterday for my birthday.

  202. Marisa says:

    I definitely got my love for makeup from my makeup artist auntie <3

  203. Ari says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for the giveaway!

    I only got into makeup about four years ago, in my freshman year of college. I was shy and quiet, and had very low self esteem in middle and high school (but let’s be fair, who didn’t?. I basically decided that it would be pointless to try to make myself look “pretty,” since I wasn’t tall or thin or outgoing like other girls, instead focusing on art and music. When I entered college as a music major, I was told that I had to put on some makeup for performances. I owned one tube of red lipstick and some mascara, which I tentatively applied for a choir concert. When walking back to my dorm room, I passed my RA who told me that I looked pretty with red lipstick on – that sparked something in me. Pretty soon I was trying to learn how to apply makeup, fascinated by bloggers, runway shows, and companies that explored color and texture in exciting ways. It fed the artistic side of me that had been set aside for music (8 classes a semester = no time for drawing…) because it was like painting my face! Four years later I have an embarrassingly large makeup collection and a love for experimenting with my appearance, as well as a lot less shy: makeup has helped me come to out of my shell and start to find myself “beautiful” in my own way!

    Eheh, sorry for the wordy answer :/ Breakfast was half a sesame seed bagel with butter!

  204. Laura says:

    We had green smoothies this morning for breakfast at my house! Trying to start the year on a healthier note.

  205. Maren says:

    If I were a cat, I’d be one with long fur that could be very luxurious if it was ever brushed; but since I’m not fastidious about cleaning, if have tangles most of the time.
    Maren recently posted … Depressing Shit, Part 10

  206. Tashia T says:

    Both my cats are tabbys (tabby love) so I like to think I would be a tabby as well if I were a cat. I like to be unique and each tabby has their own patterned coat so I think it fits.

  207. Lynda says:

    lately, soup for breakfast

  208. chibicheeks says:

    Here’s to a great year!

  209. Dollie says:

    I haven’t shopped as yet but can’t wait to hit the stores and all the sales coz it’s my birthday in 10 days
    Dollie recently posted … Klairs Moisture Rescue Set Giveaway – Winner Announced

  210. Amber says:

    My go to breakfast lately has been cottage cheese w/ peach slices and a handful of raw almonds. Such a quick pick-me-up!

  211. Swati says:

    Toast for breakfast!

  212. Ada says:

    The cold has been ridiculous in San Francisco. Not only am I wearing sweaters, I am also wearing tights, scarves, wool coats, and gloves just to stay warm!

  213. lee says:

    If I were a cat I’d probably be like my bengal, just a total couch potato πŸ˜‰

  214. Christine says:

    Happy New Year!! My first purchase of 2015 was the Bunette. It’s on sale at Sephora! πŸ˜€

  215. rena devora says:

    My first purchas is yet to happen….. heres hoping that it’ll b from sephorah with my $50 giftcard!!

  216. nat ogu says:

    lakeshore scramble

  217. sakura says:

    If I was a cat I would be a fluffy Persian.

  218. Mallory says:

    Neeeeeed this to help pay for a curling wand…. Or Clarisonic!

  219. kiwikiwidragon says:

    Wheeeeeeee!!!!! Pick me Karen!

  220. Yanisa Allison says:

    If I were a cat, I mean I know I’ll be those hella sassy, high-maintenance, you-need-a-lot-of-patience ones! Gosh, that’s one hell of a cat…

  221. courtney b says:

    I love your blog!!! it really gives me insight into which makeup is the absolute BEST!!

  222. My first purchase of 2015 were of movie ticket πŸ˜‰
    Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters recently posted … 11 Most Loved Makeup products of 2014

  223. Tiffany says:

    breakfast was a krispy kreme donut πŸ™‚

  224. Lesley says:

    My first purchase of the year was on January 3rd when I bought cough syrup and cough drops.

  225. Karen says:

    Not exactly sure where my love for makeup came from as growing up, my mom never wore it. But it definitely grew from bloggers and youtubers.

  226. stacey says:

    My first purchase of 2015 is a new faucet for my kitchen sink! Woo, small home victories!

  227. Priscilla S. says:

    Today for breakfast I had oatmeal with dried cherries and sliced almonds.

  228. liz says:

    I don’t have any Netflix movie recs buuuuuuut…they just put up every single episode of FRIENDS!!!

  229. Yaoli says:

    My fav magazine is Cosmo all the way! Have not made a purchase yet for 2015 and breakfast was a pb & banana sandwich!

  230. em says:

    my first purchase is buying mountain lion for my mac

  231. Christiana Mercier says:

    My first purchase was movie tickets to see The Hobbit. (Picked up a couple bath bombs at Lush while I was there too)

  232. Sara says:

    If I were a cat my name would be Selena. I would have beautiful white fluffy fur with hints of glitter. I would have long eyelashes and angelic eyes. If I were a boy….

  233. Tina T says:

    Mmmm oatmeal & cinnamon raisin toast for breakfast :):):)

  234. Patrycja Chudziak says:

    I got my love for makeup from my big sister growing up. She always does her makeup perfectly and now we both enjoy our love for it, and are always talking about makeup!

  235. Emily says:

    Waited in line at a Whataburger drive-through with four friends to kick off 2015 purchases. The taquito was worth it.

  236. Daria says:

    my first purchase of 2015 was a hand cream

  237. Alexis says:

    I have an addiction to baking recently, but I don’t eat it, just a taste make make sure it’s edible to serve. Also I decided this will be the year I try makeup, hopefully I’m not too old to learn

  238. Kiki says:

    It’s been raining since yesterday

  239. Shemeka says:

    The last year, after the birth of my second child, my love for make up has grown and my fiance actually appreciates my efforts. Sephora is my equivalent to starbucks!

  240. Piper says:

    Hope you are having a great start to 2015. I am loving your site and can’t wait to see what you get posted this year. I haven’t been that interested in makeup until about 3-4 years ago when I actually started folling makeup blogs and youtubes. I used to only use the basics, foundation and lipgloss. Sometimes mascara and liner. I learned though that I have some decent application skills. Still can’t quite get a cat eye liner that looks good with my eye shape though!

  241. Karoline says:

    I’m from Denmark, and i just woke up.

  242. Karo says:

    i have just ordered something really crazy, I’m so exited that i can’t even sleep at night.

  243. Bonnie says:

    I’m pretty sure my love for makeup developed on its own.

  244. Aenea says:

    My first purchase was an overpriced bottle of coke in a theme park.

  245. Mari V says:

    My first purchase on 2015 was an iced tea.

  246. Dimana Dyakova says:

    What’s your favorite glossy magazine?
    “Makeup artist magazine” :))

  247. Uilama Nuuvali says:

    If i were a cat, Id want to be Meredith Gray or Olivia Benson…. so i could be one of Taylor Swifts cats.

  248. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I have no idea where I got my love for makeup. It certainly wasn’t from my mother or sister. But my daughters love it as well. We think being able to go in sephora or a department store like Nordstrom and have all the makeup we want to try, free of course, would be a dream come true.
    Oh if be a cream Persian, or part Persian anyway, that is gorgeous and loves to be brushed and combed. Not only would I be beautiful I’d also have a living personality to match my looks!!!!! I actually had one that was mean as hell. She hated to be combed or brushed and would bite me when I tried. She was so unlike my grayish Persian (a male) that loved me to groom him and then I didn’t have much of a hair problem at all.
    I’ve written enough. Hope you have a great day and I will be waiting on you to tell me I won this week-ha ha. Thanks for the opportunity anyway.

  249. Kimberly says:

    My first of 2015 purchase was dinner at Red Robin for my husband and I’s anniversary.

  250. Stephanie G says:

    Chocolate-chip pancakes for breakfast!

  251. Gvenda says:

    Omg I haven’t had breakfast yet. I’m hungry but lazy too. This sounds very miserable πŸ˜€
    I also have this weird superstition that I have to drink a glass of warm boiled water first and then a cup of coffee and only then I can eat πŸ˜€

  252. Isabella says:

    My love for makeup started as a hunt for the perfect foundation for my problematic skin.
    Before that all I owned makeup wise was two shades of the same foundation, a powder, one(!) blush and mascara. I my hunt I stumbled upon some beauty blogs (MABB included!) and it kinda grew from there! Thanks to your blog and others I feel more confident trying new things πŸ™‚

  253. Lisa says:

    I think my makeup love came from my mom giving me those itty bitty Avon lipstick samples.

  254. Happy New Year Karen!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipsticks Swatches, Reviews

  255. Rhoda K says:

    Happy New Year! xx

  256. Claudia says:

    Yesterday I started my New year’s resolution which is drinking a gallon of water every days (aprox 16 glasses!) it seems a lot but every two or three hours i drink 500 ml and I can reach my goal by the end of the day! Happy new year to everybody!

  257. Milendoria says:

    First purchase of this year? Well, some nice pants and a leggings… πŸ™‚

  258. Natalie says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a set of EZPass velcro strips on Amazon. So practical!

  259. Lulubelle says:

    I’ve started making smoothies for breakfast, which usually consists of Greek yogurt, blueberries, pineapple, kale, parsley, ginger, and banana. I’ll eat some almonds as well. Quite good!

  260. Natacha says:

    I got my love for makeup from a girl I had met in vacation. I was very natural at that time and she was the type with ten make up products on her face. She taught me a little and I found her so beautiful that when I got back, I started using foundation and everything.
    Natacha recently posted … Buying a brush set off the internet, check !

  261. Liz says:

    I believe scrambled eggs with sausage and a biscuit is what’s for breakfast. It’s whatever my fiance’s cooking! Yesterday he made me a waffle. πŸ™‚

  262. Rae says:

    I first purchase was a beer!

  263. Lynn says:

    My Netflix rec is Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriends Boyfriend. It may seem like its all over the map but he wraps it up well, great payoff.

  264. My first purchases of 2015 were some items from a vintage store. They were selling everything for $15 or less so I went a bit mental in there. My favorite item was a striped co-ord set for $15. So cute!

  265. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I love InStyle magazine. Breakfast is usually maple and brown sugar oatmeal! πŸ™‚

  266. Julie says:

    I work night shift (really overnight 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.) so I never really eat a real breakfast. I drink coffee on my way to work and eat around 1 a.m and then maybe in the morning again if I’m hungry, but it’s never really breakfast food. Strange but true.

  267. Kathleen Burke says:

    Breakfast is steel cut oatmeal with Blueberries and honey .

  268. Kasey says:

    I have yogurt with fruit and peanut/almond butter everyday. While I’m making it, I eat a few squares of dark chocolate.

  269. Maria Malaveci says:

    I think my love for makeup was something that just developed. I had an obsession with lipsticks in High School that my friends always teased me about.

  270. Megan Zuchowski says:

    I love this site!! I am eating my breakfast of oatmeal & Apple while I read!

  271. Lisa C says:

    My love of makeup came from my Aunt when I was first starting out. She always bought me makeup for my birthday and Christmas, but she didn’t get just anything. It was always the expensive makeup. So I learned to appreciate all that at a very young age.

  272. Wendy says:

    Breakfast today was coconut chocolate oatmeal!

  273. Donna N says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway Karen (and Tabbs too…)!! Hoping to get some laundry done and to get through sorting my lipstick drawer for some inclusions in an upcoming makeup swap box. Need to get all of this done BEFORE the Downton Abbey premier tonight…..tea anyone??

  274. I dunno if I would, but if I were cat I would toooootally want to look like Tabs!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … New in | Another Belgium beauty haul (& some personal snaps)

  275. Barbara B says:

    Just finished breakfast. Hubby made me two sunny side up eggs with honey butter wheat toast! Yum!

  276. alice says:

    I’d like to say my first purchase of the year was something that kicked the year off right! but it was probably m&m’s…yea, I’m pretty sure it was those m&ms filled with peanut butter…that I had for breakfast.

  277. irini says:

    Cereal for breakfast… Oh how I wish for pancakes…

  278. Tori says:

    Breakfast will be a little pot of cereal hurriedly eaten in the car before going back to work tomorrow πŸ™

  279. Emily says:

    This morning, the kids and I are eating Kashi Autumn Wheat.

  280. Kelly D says:

    I had cereal and coffee for breakfast.

  281. My favorite magazine is probably W! And I’m craving waffles with fresh berries for breakfast.
    Jenna Osborne recently posted … Penny Paperheart Doll Giveaway! #LoveHallmark Ends 1/12

  282. Alexandra says:

    My first buy was Dior 5 Couleurs palette and I totally LOVE it <3

  283. ElzaElza says:

    I honestly can’t remember what my first purchase was πŸ˜€

  284. Hayley says:

    I love the new ArdencyInn eyeliners! They’re wonderfully pigmented and super creamy.

  285. Quynh says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a couple rounds of Bloody Marys at the bar after brunch. (BF and I didn’t do anything for NYE so we were up early enough to get brunch on New Years Day for once!)

  286. Giselle says:

    Girl I live in MN and 34 degrees weather would be a treat for us right now

  287. shelly peterson says:

    I usually skip breakfast but I do love a ham and cheese omelet.

  288. Sandy Lessingham says:

    My first purchase this year was 2 NYX lip pencils in neutral colors. I have heard that the quality is good and when I happened across them I just couldn’t resist since it’s hard to find their stock where I live.

  289. Shivani says:

    My love of makeup started early in high school but I didn’t have the time or money to really get into it until 2014 when I discovered youtube beauty videos and it all kinda exploded after that

  290. Roopa says:

    Love of make up started when I experimented with some of my Mom’s stuff way back in middle school..

  291. Carmen says:

    I have loved makeup since i was quite young, about 12, but couldn’t wear it.
    I think 2 older cousins had some influence, but my love for it has gotten stronger over the last 10 years or so. I love makeup because it transforms one’s looks easily,and it’s like playing and experimenting for me!

  292. Sophie says:

    I had banana and oat pancakes for breakfast this morning. They are so nice and super healthy. All they are is 2 egg whites, 1 banana and some oats, mix them all together and then cook like a normal pancake! I like having them with strawberries and raspberries or anything sweet as they can be a little plain on their own. I think my love of makeup comes from my older cousin, I used to live with her and we used to watch panacea81 aka Lauren Luke)’s tutorials (throwback or what lol) and recreate them all of the time! πŸ™‚

  293. Caro says:

    As a crazy cat lady I really need to answer the cat qustion: If I were a cat I would definitely want to be a fluffy ginger Maine Coon cat even though I probably would be a plain black cat that hisses at everyone.

    Happy new year to you!

  294. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I took advantage of the sales at MANGO and purchased a new wallet and a pair of jeans !

  295. Michelle says:

    My first purchase was paint…redecorating the kitchen!

  296. Crystal says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a Starbucks latte, because it was the only thing open on New Year’s Day!

  297. Cindy says:

    My love for makeup definitely came from my Mom!

  298. keisha says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a Dior palette, called Femme Fleur. It’s beautiful!!!

  299. Maria R says:

    I would love to be a black cat with bright blue eyes. I would lay around all day and sleep then if I felt like it I would go outside and explore but mostly I would sleep. I love sleeping πŸ™‚

  300. Carolina says:

    my first purchase of 2015 was a yummy venti iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I needed my year to start off with a nice jolt of energy. #makeup&coffeeaddict

  301. My love of makeup came about because I love how creative you can be, there are no rules in makeup! x

  302. nlm8 says:

    Love New Beauty magazine– interesting topics and reviews πŸ™‚

  303. valerie sobus says:

    hahahaha let me just say i thoroughly enjoyed your comment topic ideas. i wasn’t going to use one but i liked the cat one too much to resist: if i were a cat, i’d be a persian cat. big. fat. and super sassy. πŸ˜‰

  304. maria says:

    skipped breakfast because I had an early flight πŸ™

  305. Lubka K. says:

    Greetings from SLovakia. We have got fresh snow today. the first real one. I want to go to do my first newyear shopping tomorrow (Jan 5th) – it will be something to eat and I ll probably check some pulovers for my mother – she has her birthday on Thursday. Thanks

  306. Aine says:

    I got into makeup quite literally through youtube. And now it is my new obsession. Aliens will be friendly! What do we have that they need, really?

    Happy New Year!!

  307. Julie P. says:

    My love of make up started in 2014, when I started a new job, which requires me to look professional.

  308. Julie P. says:

    My love of make up started in 2014, when I started a new job, which requires me to look professional!
    Julie P. recently posted … Sephora Promo Codes: Updated November 30, 2014

  309. BlackAsphodel says:

    I’d look like Luna from Sailor Moon complete with crescent moon on my forehead. XD

  310. mrsshukra says:

    Pancakes for breakfast!

  311. Bernice says:

    I had toast with a sunny side up egg for breakfast.

  312. deb lim says:

    I was browsing youtube, and stumbled upon make-up videos, and started playing around with it, which is how my love for makeup started. still figuring out how everything works though, but i’ve got the basics down!

  313. Melanie says:

    I am in love with Tom Ford’s Lips & Boys collection!

  314. Michaela says:

    I got my love of makeup from my younger sis. She was the experimenter and made me appreciate color. Thanks sis!

  315. Emily C says:

    Eggs benedict for breakfast!

  316. Carolyn N. says:

    I never wake up early enough for a full breakfast before class, so I just grab a banana.

  317. Jennifer says:

    My first purchase for 2015 was a new couch-our old La-Z-Boy couch lasted 14 years!

  318. Jessica says:

    If you were a cat, what would you look like? Tell me about yourself. Black cat with white socks. Hopefully I won’t be allergic to myself.
    Where do you think you got your love for makeup? Was it from a family member, a friend, or was it something that just developed on its own? Developed on its own. My mom was never into makeup. Most of my friends don’t wear makeup either.
    Aliens land on Earth and make first contact. How does it go? Are they friendly? I feel like most people on Earth will botch it up and suddenly it’s war.
    What was your first purchase of 2015 (of any kind)? Mine was dinner at a Creole restaurant called Fenix. Korean burrito.
    What’s for breakfast? haha mornings. That’s funny.

  319. Anais says:

    I got into make up when I was around 12 years old and found I could pretend to be a faerie much better with silver eyeliner leaves and vines drawn all over my face ;).

  320. Kaylee says:

    I blame my love/obsession with makeup on both my Aunt and my Great-Great Aunt. They both used to purchase makeup from department stores when I was young and would give me their gift with purchases that they didn’t want, and I always absolutely loved them.

  321. Jordi says:

    Well, tomorrow’s breakfast may not be as exciting, but Jan 1 was good – wild rice porridge using the recipe from Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Minneapolis. Yum!

  322. Marta says:

    My favorite glossy magazine is Allure

  323. Anna says:

    I bought a Diptyque candle, Feu de Bois. LOVE their candles.

  324. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I started loving make-up around the age of 8. I wanted and got the Barbie head for Christmas and would do her hair & make-up. lol By fifth grade I was already wearing a little bit of mascara and a light wash of color on my eyes. Today, I’m a beauty product junkie (hoarder). lol Thank-you for this generous chance!!

  325. Linda says:

    I had homemade carrot soup for breakfast today, yum.

  326. Alice says:

    If I were a cat… I’d be the fluffiest Norwegian Forest Cat you’d ever see. You’d have no idea it was possible for a cat to be that fluffy. πŸ˜€

  327. CL says:

    I’ve always said that any alien species intelligent enough to reach Earth would also be smart enough to stay away. Humans are too warlike to get along with another “intelligent” species.

  328. Veronica Estrada says:

    I imagine my cat self to be similar to Mcgonagall with glasses markings but black and white instead of grey.

  329. Kathy Cheng says:

    I had two fried eggs for breakfast.

  330. Jen C says:

    My first buy of the year was a new haircut n color…woo!

  331. Melissa says:

    My first purchase was dinner for my family at a Chinese buffet.

  332. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    My Mother sold Mary Kay Cosmetics when I was growing up, so I was always around lots of makeup and loved to go to her parties and watch the makeovers. I loved what good makeup could do for a woman’s self esteem, and how much fun you could have, and I really learned a lot about taking care of my skin. I have always had a huge makeup and skincare obsession since then, but at least I can say I learned the proper way to take care of my skin early on and now at 40-something no one ever guesses even close to my real age!

  333. Cynthia says:

    My first purchase in 2015 was at Target.

  334. Amara says:

    My love for makeup was probably implanted in me by my older sister since she’s a licensed cosmetologist and started working at bare escentuals way back when. But my friend Frances really fueled my obsession with it.

  335. Dee says:

    If I was a cat, I think I would be one of those Scottish Folds like Maru. I’m not going to count food, because that would mean my first purchase would be Starbucks or something. My first real purchase of 2015 was finally upgrading my phone. I can’t wait for all the awesome selfies. =P

  336. Melissa says:

    My love for makeup came from my bestie and college roommate who had the cutest vanity and best product recommendations!

  337. Terry Maigi says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was some hoodies that I bought with Christmas gift cards!

  338. Fran says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was guinea pig food and timothy hay at Target — you’ve got to keep the bosses happy!

  339. Caitlyn says:

    I definitely got my love of makeup from my mom! I did not realize how talented she was at applying her makeup until I starting really doing mine myself as an adult. I thought everyone was as good as doing makeup as she is!

  340. Jordan says:

    If I were a cat, I’d definitely want to be a sleek black one. With a pearl necklace and tiara, naturally.

  341. Camille says:

    hi, karen!

    hmmm…if i was a cat, i’d be a folded ear, munchkin, orange tabby. πŸ™‚ because the folded ear cats are cute, i’m short, and orange tabby because Garfield is the best cat, ever. πŸ™‚

  342. Rozae says:

    First purchased this year was makeup brushes by
    Morphe cosmetics!

  343. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    my first purchase was ruby woo lipstick from mac

  344. Anna says:

    I want to win this pleeeaaasse!! I honestly just started to get into makeup well into my 30’s! Yes, I am a super late bloomer. I’m not getting any younger, but makeup helps enhance my good features and hide the not so good. πŸ˜‰ Winning this would totally help build my very small makeup collection. I love your looks and blog and hope to learn more from you!

  345. Shery H says:

    I’m having Trader Joe’s spinach and kale bites for breakfast! Kind of weird, but I had to clear the freezer lol

  346. Lola says:

    I think that my love/obsession with makeup started with my love for art =)

  347. AllieL says:

    Breakfast this morning was oatmeal and pineapple! One of my goals this year is to be more creative with homecooking! (along with looking fab!)

  348. Amanda says:

    My love for makeup originally came from my mother. I have a lot of memories of watching her do her face as I was growing up. She was big on purple and pink eye shadows, which I am as well. She rarely left the house without her hair and makeup done. I also contribute my love for more higher end makeup to a former coworker. She was a massive Mac fan and told me about the Hello Kitty collection coming out. I bought every piece and haven’t looked back since.
    Amanda recently posted … new and aware

  349. elissa says:

    if I were a cat- I would be a white and orange spotted kitty (to match my red hair and pale skin) and I would have a HUGE “bow down to me human” attitude. I would spend my day basking in the sun and cuddling with my humans.

  350. Georgia says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a cup of boba milk tea.

  351. Trude E. says:

    I think my first purchase this year was lunch for my brother and his girlfriend to say thank you for helping me move. πŸ™‚

  352. BB says:

    Tried my first new MUFE Artist shadows. So far so good!

  353. Anna says:

    Fried egg sandwich with cheddar cheese πŸ™‚

  354. Kate K says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think my love of makeup started with my Mary Kay-selling aunt when I was in high school.

  355. Trisha says:

    Hot brownie and ice cream. Oh so healthy πŸ™‚

  356. Irene says:

    This morning I had a Krispy Kreme chocolate glazed donut w/ sprinkles. YUM! I am also excited for my birthday month. I just got my Sephora birthday gift– a PTR skincare set. I’ve heard good things about the brand. Hopefully my skin will love it.

  357. C h r i s t i n e says:

    Do you know, I am 36 and just NOW starting to actually learn about makeup?! Like, I’m finally starting to put the pieces together and I’m making it work. I have five kids, and I’ve never really put much effort into my appearance. I’m finally starting to change that! β™₯

  358. Anita Smith says:

    I got my love for makeup from my mom.

  359. AmyBS says:

    Breakfast wasP28 high protein bagel and raspberry jam with chia seeds

  360. Erika Scott says:

    First purchase of 2015: Tarte Lip Exfoliator and It Cosmetics’ new mascara with Ulta gift card.

    Breakfast: Hot cocoa and bacon breakfast sandwich from Starbucks.

  361. Coline T. says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was the Shade Light contour palette by Kat Von D on Sephora website πŸ˜€
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway β™₯

  362. Rina says:

    Nice, cute, green aliens with a love for lipstick!

  363. Diane says:

    If I were a cat, I’d be a long-haired (dark) ginger tabby.

  364. Lily Fang says:

    My first purchase was a pair of Northface boots πŸ˜€

  365. JACINDA IRWIN says:

    I prefer this blog to any other makeup or beauty blog!

  366. Shannon says:

    If I were a cat I would be a long haired calico. I think they are the most beautiful cats.

  367. Blanca says:

    RoscΓ³n de Reyes for breakfast! πŸ™‚

  368. Sarah says:

    I just received a navy liquid liner from urban decay today, I’m excited to try it out πŸ™‚

  369. Alyssa Lee says:

    We’re finally getting snow here in NY.

  370. Daraya says:

    Breakfast was two mini homemade banana muffins and a clementine! πŸ™‚

  371. Kimberley says:

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity; I love that your blog has helped me branch out in my make- up experimentation. Thanks to you, I am a pro at falsies! That was my first purchase for the new year- Katy Perfy lashes!

  372. Jamie C. says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was a Egg McMuffin which is also whats for breakfast!

  373. Sarah says:

    My first purchase of 2015 was Pinkberry Pomegranate and Chocolate Hazelnut froyo!

  374. Wayne Chow says:


    (Belated) Happy New Year!

  375. Tosha H says:

    My first purchase this year was a pair of PF Flyers shoes~

  376. Jennifer M-K says:

    Aliens land on Earth and make first contact. How does it go? Are they friendly?

    At first they are not very friendly because they are jealous of our makeup skills. They demand to know where we get our beauty know-how from so we direct them to your blog where they learn about all the glorious things they have been missing out on and live peacefully among us from that day forward πŸ™‚

  377. Laura says:

    For breakfast its been soup cuz of this annoying cough =/

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