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

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Today is going to be so bomb. πŸ™‚ Happy Valentine’s Day, my love! love Tabby hugs and kisses for you. And nose taps. And cute mrows. And purr-chirps.

We made it through another week, which means we’re another week closer to the cherry blossoms and earlier sunrises and longer days and warm nights where you can sleep with the windows open and tubing down the river and barbecues and shorts and flip-flops! Just gotta hang in there a little longer…


Here’s your fun feat of the day, as assigned by Tabs: bring your camera with you wherever you go, and have it at the ready. Look for beauty in all things, all around you, and be quick on the draw. Take pictures of pretty things wherever you find them, and don’t be stingy! With digital cameras and camera phones, the film is free.

Today, while the world of consumer products works to shove love down our gullets and make us purchase all things chocolate, heart-shaped and red/pink, I hope you feel loved, my friend, no matter what, especially if you’re flying solo.

I’ve flown many solo V-Days over my 39 years, and while some have been good, some have also been tough. I hope you never forget how much you’re loved, irrespective of your current romantic situation. I love you very much, and Tabs does too (but he’s easy, haha).

May you have a wonderful day. Sending you virtual hugs, candy hearts and nose kisses.

Best of luck in the giveaway. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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    • Will you be my Valentine?
    • How many times did you paint your nails this week?
    • What’s your favorite opera?
    • Nail polish for men?
    • Best celebrity makeup? Who rocks the raddest looks?
    • Recurring pimples in the same place? Do you get ’em?
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  1. sienna says:

    emma stone always has great makeup!

  2. margarita says:

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Whats your favorite color of nail polish?

  4. Agata says:

    I will definitely be your Valentine <3 Happy V- Day to you and Tabs and I hope you have fun at the symphony!
    Agata recently posted … Sweet in Pink- Valentine’s Day Look

  5. Melissa says:

    My chin suffers from pimples even though I’m 34! It might partly come from me resting my chin on my hand while slouching at work.. I know, two bad habits.

  6. Alix says:

    Happy to be your Valentine!

  7. Bertha says:

    Only painted my nails once this week, Red Carpet Manicure gel in Red Carpet Reddy.

  8. Remi says:


  9. Laurinha says:

    Happy V Day

  10. Stephanie says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Karen!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Rihanna is someone i look at when i want to create diff. makeup looks.

  12. Angel says:

    I bought theBalm CindyLoumanizer thanks to your awesome review. Cant wait to get it!

  13. dawn says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  14. Jen says:

    I’m lucky because I usually only break out (I use that term lightly) once a month, when my Aunt Flow comes to visit but the pimples are always in the same spots. I’ve started to spot treat the areas a few days before Aunt Flows arrival to try to contain the little monsters.

  15. Berry says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine.

  16. Tiffany says:

    I never had to deal with too much acne (thankfully), and it helps now that i work in a dermatology office (easy access to all skincare goods). πŸ™‚ happy valentine’s day!

  17. Isabella says:

    My favorite opera is Don Giovanni, and yes I will be your Valentine as long as El Hub doesn’t get jealous πŸ˜‰

  18. Skyrat says:

    Hating on valentines, but I will be yours!

  19. Natalie Noble says:

    Just painted my nails once this week! A mauve pink last night πŸ™‚

  20. Ashleigh says:

    Of course I will be your Valentine <3

    Favorite opera is the Barber of Seville πŸ™‚ Would love to go to more operas.

  21. Tine says:

    Would love to see nail polish worn by men πŸ™‚
    I wonder how masculine the designs could be in comparison to the regular pretty and feminine ones on women. So far the few boundaries pushed by women include the funky designs but they are seldom really masculine.
    I’m sure nail polish designs won’t survive in their pristine state for long on men, but I’ll like to see how they’ll carry the look!

  22. Kimberly says:

    Yes, I get recurring pimples in the same area, right around the side of my nose.

  23. Laure says:

    – Nail polish for men?
    YES, nail polish for everyone! I love seeing people with polished nails and when I see a man with nail polish, I always feel extra happy ( like “you go, dude, you treat yourself to a nice manicure! Nevermind what anybody else says” :D).

  24. S says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  25. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I haven’t painted my nail at all this week.

  26. Bri says:

    I’ve painted my nails 3 times this week, so indecisive lol!

  27. Valerie says:

    Of course I’ll be your valentine!

  28. Lindsay says:

    I painted my nails I think 3 times this week. Nail polish for everyone! The gender binary is boring.

  29. maria says:

    Painted my nails once this week. Too busy to do any more than that

  30. Pam says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine! πŸ˜€

  31. Ashley says:

    I love Taylor Swift’s new look. It’s kind of a modern twist on vintage pinup. I adore it!

  32. Angela M. says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! <-@ <3

  33. Malaika says:

    I’m really loving Rihanna’s look lately. And I’d totally be your valentine. πŸ™‚

  34. Kelly Chambers says:

    I haven’t painted my nails at all this week!

  35. Alexandra J. says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! To answer my favorite question: Keira Knightly always kills it on the red carpet. Especially lately…girl is glowing!

  36. Tiffanie says:

    ❀️ Happy Valentines Day! ❀️

  37. NO nail polish for men! Dumb!

  38. Kim Henrichs says:

    I painted my nails one time this week for Valentines!

  39. Lisa Brown says:

    no nail polish for men

  40. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I painted my 3 & 5 year olds toenails this week. My 5 year old is a boy, and I see no problem in painting his nails. He has to have them painted blue his favorite color though of course!

  41. Rhoda K says:

    I’ve painted my nails once this week…so far!

  42. Vonnie says:

    I just got a new face cream in the mail today from DHC. I can’t wait to use it!
    Vonnie recently posted … Easy Rice Chicken Dinner

  43. Cheryl Mayers says:

    I painted my nails twice this week!! The first was a beautiful teal blue and now they are a brownish color and I love them both!!

  44. Chelsea E. says:

    I haven’t painted my nails at all this week! I have been wanting to paint them today, but I’m being so indecisive, I can’t decide on a color or design! Plus I keep telling myself, if you just study a little more for your Physiology exam, then you can paint them. Haha. Gotta reward myself some how!

  45. Laura Royal says:

    I painted my nails twice this week!

  46. Melissa Vaught says:

    Happy Happy Valentines Day Lovey!! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is my top choice for a valentine gift anytime so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I hope you are having a great weekend and I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog! I love it!

  47. Liz G. says:

    Hi Karen, have you tried the Giorgio Armani eye tints? I’m thinking about getting one but I want someone’s take on them first since they are pretty pricey. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  48. Jackie says:

    Nail polish is definitely not for men.

  49. Rachel H says:

    I always get stress breakouts on my chin — argh!

  50. shaunie says:

    Not everyone knows but my favorite pie is pecan pie

  51. Jess says:

    I’m all for guys wearing nail polish if they want! fun colors for everyone

  52. Coline T. says:

    Best celebrity makeup for me it’s Kim Kardashian πŸ™‚ I like this makeup style!

  53. Nadia Cee says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day

  54. Ann says:

    It’s so cold in Michigan.

  55. Eliza says:

    I only painted my nails once this week. I think the dry weather and the nail polish remover combined to make my nails extra dry, and they started peeling. I should probably give the, a rest and go au naturel for a while.

  56. steve weber says:

    freezing cold here in Wisconsin- wind chill is nuts

    nail polish for men? nope. never.

  57. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Love my valentine — going out to dinner and to the movies. It’s not very romantic but we decided to see American Sniper.

  58. Stephanie Khuu says:

    Of Course, I’ll be your Valentine, Karen! πŸ™‚

    I paint my nails twice a week because it always ends up chipping off during the middle of week. Ugh! I always have this recurring pimple around my left cheek. Hate it . πŸ™

  59. anissa says:

    nail polish for men?? i say, nail polish for ALL!!!!

  60. Jessie C. says:

    How many times did you paint your nails this week? Once this week.

  61. Natalie says:

    You know that as long as you have a kitty, you’ll never be without a valentine!

  62. Audrey H. says:

    Happy Valentine’s day everyone. DH & I were going out to get chocolates today but the weather is iffy. Might be a chocolate bar kinda gift lol

  63. Lisa Foster says:

    I painted my nails twice this week, once with a solid rose color, and today with a light pink and pink glitter topper for Valentine’s Day – happy day!

  64. Keya says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Tabs! I’ll keep it short… I want to win this giveaway because I’m trying to build my makeup kit. I want to pursue being a MUA. I always enter giveaways Amd for once it would be awesome to win. I don’t have an IG anymore and I don’t have a pinterest (maybe I should make one?) but I did tweet! Hope your day is full of chocolate, hug, kisses, roses and LOVE!

  65. Denay says:

    Of course I’ll be your valentine! It would be an honor!

  66. Ellen says:

    I do sometimes get recurring pimples – what a pain.

  67. Michelle L says:

    happy Valentines all.

  68. Randi C. says:

    Just hoping everyone is enjoying this Saturday, Valentine’s Day, whereever they are!

  69. Jessie says:

    I painted my husbands toenails with a nude polish once to try and hide a black/blue nail (the results of dropping a heavy object on his big toe).. He promptly asked for the polish to be removed haha

  70. Stephanie says:

    I’m obsessed with Miley Cyrus Viva glam lip gloss lately!!

  71. susan says:

    Yes, let’s be Valentines!

  72. Helen N says:

    Happy Valentines Day!

  73. Susan T. says:

    My favorite celebrity who rocks the makeup is Adam Lambert. I’m a sucker for guyliner and he does glitter like no one’s business!

  74. Lynn says:

    yeah… now i have a valentines!
    hope you have a beautiful Valentines day Karen!

  75. Illy Junus says:

    Of course we can be Valentines…Happy Valentines to you…

  76. Debbi says:

    I havent painted my nails this week – I am going to treat myself to a manicure tomorrow πŸ™‚

  77. Kris says:

    My kitties love to snuggle with me during these cold NE winter evenings:-)

  78. Mary W says:

    If I could, I would have fresh nail polish every day. I am really hard on my hands because I use them to work hard every day. Nail polish does not stand a chance with me but I love the look.

  79. Susan Christy says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I only polished my nails once this week – too busy! Going for a mani/pedi tomorrow.

  80. Zebbyzelf says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day

  81. MelodyJ says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  82. KT says:

    I came across your blog looking for reviews of BE Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Spark Plug, and there was your picture, rocking that shade like nobody’s business. Thanks!

  83. I’ve never been to an opera but I have seen Les MisΓ©rables which almost counts, I think lol.

  84. Sylvia says:

    I’m having a mini Criminal Minds marathon with a sleepy cat on my lap.

  85. Laura says:

    I am pro nail polish for men! Especially black.

  86. Suzanne G says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day. It is a cold snowy day so I will be cuddling up on the couch and watching some tv tonight.

  87. Lizzie says:

    I painted my nails twice this week

  88. Connie Zhou says:

    I most certainly would love to be your valentine, question is will you be mine?

  89. Connie Zhou says:

    I most certainly would love to be your valentine!

  90. Susan P. says:

    I wish I could polish my nails but making and throwing pottery chews up my nails and any polish so I don’t use any unless it’s a special occasion.

  91. Susan P. says:

    Did you mean comment on this Instagram post http://instagram.com/p/zFnDZ5GRsb/?modal=true? The one in the rafflecopter link says ends 2/9/15.

  92. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, of course I’ll be your Valentine !

  93. Jen L says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’d totes be your Valetine, but as I have mentioned before, my girls would rather be Tabs’ Valentine ladies – long distance, they can video chat, yes?

    I’m a fan of Jessica Chastain’s make up, I find myself trying to emulate it. I’m pale, but just not in the same way somehow.

    Have a lovely 14th.

  94. kata says:

    Happy to be your Valentine!

  95. Becca says:

    No nail painting here this week :/

  96. Lisa says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine! You’ve taught me so much! I can wait for the cherry blossoms, I just want temps in the double digits.

  97. Cindy says:

    I don’t paint my own nails but I had them done on Wed . . . . cute Valentine’s mani – NCLA Blow Pop with OPI’s The Bearest of them All over it. Hearts!!

  98. Meg says:

    Yes to the pimples, always on my chin!!
    Meg recently posted … Urban Decay All-Nighter Eyeliner

  99. michaela says:

    massachusetts is getting another foot of snow today and tomorrow, i’m thisclose to plugging in a hair dryer outside to get rid of some of it.

  100. Amy says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day

  101. Anna says:

    I finally painted my nails after about a month of not painting them– went with a subtle french mani!

  102. Marlies Anastasia says:

    I am becoming more posh at 45!

  103. Ana says:

    My favorite opera…it’s hard! I can’t choose one But I guess I’d go with La traviata or Carmen…or Tosca or La bohΓ¨me. Or Samson et dalila!

  104. Amoure Jones says:

    My favorite opera is La Boheme; it was actually the first one I’d ever seen. I was lucky enough to see that one and ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ in Jr. High School.

  105. I always get pimples on my chin, which the docs tell me is a hormonal thing.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Lately

  106. Olivia says:

    My favorite soap opera is General Hospital… can’t get enough of that show

  107. Lori P says:

    I always get pimples on my chin, in the crevices of the nose and now around the lips and I’m 47!!! Been told it’s because of hormones and having oily skin. What a trade off because having the oily skin keeps my face looking young.

  108. judy says:

    new polish for tonite

  109. Lauren says:

    polished my nails today, after so many years I still have terrible technique and end up with it everywhere!

  110. nlm8 says:

    Happy Valentines Day, Karen and Tabs!

  111. heidi says:


  112. Mardi says:

    I do my nails once a week usually.

  113. Tracy Robertson says:

    I’m not a fan of fingernail polish for men, but I would enjoy if my boyfriend would let me paint his toes for fun. That will never happen.

  114. Michelle Castagne says:

    Nail polish for whoever likes it.

  115. Nicole says:

    I would love to be your Valentine!

  116. Linda N says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! I really like a lot of celebrity makeup. I have to admit Kim Kardashian has beautiful makeup.

  117. Miki says:

    I painted my nails once this week.
    Miki recently posted … Liebster Award… Round 2!

  118. BonnieC. says:

    My manicure was chipping so I tried a tip I read: paint the tips with silver glitter polish to get a few more days out of it. Cool!

  119. Linda says:

    Happy Valentines Day!!

  120. Kirsten says:

    I’m gonna go with TayTay too for best makeup on a celeb. She always seems so cool and confident. Same with Natalie Dormer.

    I’d love to be your Valentine!

    And I love nail polish on men. πŸ™‚

  121. nicole dziedzic says:

    Yes I always get the same pimples in the same spot, especially on my chin, annoying.

  122. Sandy says:

    Would love to be your Valentine! Winning this contest would be sweet as I am having back fusion surgery on the 25th…treating myself would be uplifting!! Nail polish usually lasts a week if I use CND or Zoya or a great polish that is proven to last.

  123. Sarah W says:

    I always get pimples on TOP of some scars I have from a car accident! Very annoying.

  124. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    You can never have too many Valentines!! Hope you had a great one

  125. Vanessa says:

    Thank you for the wonderful message <3

  126. Icequeen81 says:

    I painted my nails twice this week I wear a lovely green to pair my Green outfit and green make up eyes and lips, and plants in my green hair in my attempt to dress like poison ivy ( batman female Villain)
    and today blue πŸ™‚ didnt want the tradicional red for valentines.

    recurring pimples yeah those that never go on my chain.

  127. andrea amy says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine’s! Thanks for asking! πŸ˜€

  128. Terri says:

    I haven’t painted my nails this week because I currently have a gel manicure. While I love the fact that it lasts longer than a traditional manicure, it is a pain to remove.

  129. Mysty says:

    β€’Will you be my Valentine? Sorry, I’m my puppy dog’s valentine today πŸ˜€
    β€’How many times did you paint your nails this week? Twice. Which is quite rare. Only because I wanted Valentines nails.
    β€’What’s your favorite opera? I have only seen a few, but it’s Phantom nonetheless. I just love that play. It hits me hard every time. It’s such a conundrum that one.
    β€’Nail polish for men? I guess so, but not my men. Unless it’s clear. (Not judging, I don’t care, but I can’t say I would date a man who wears color polish. No attraction there for me).
    β€’Best celebrity makeup? Katy Perry! πŸ˜€ Or Gwen, still love her. Or Taylor Swift!
    β€’Recurring pimples in the same place? Do you get β€˜em? My chin. Yep. I’ve always had acne though.

  130. Shars says:

    I didn’t personally change my polish, but I did go to the nail salon for an acrylic refill.

  131. Suzanne C says:

    I haven’t painted my nails at all this week, but I’m probably going to try Jamberry for the first time tomorrow. And my celebrity makeup crush is Jennifer Anniston.

  132. Georgia L says:

    My nails has actually been nekkid for the past couple weeks,which hasn’t happened in a loooong time.I’ve had problem with them peeling a bit,so I’ve been giving them a breather to -hopefully- recover somewhat πŸ™‚

  133. em says:

    I always get a pimple on my forehead. Same spot. Every time. Super annoying. I have one right now that’s going to explode

  134. Solangel says:

    One of these days…

  135. mrsshukra says:

    Have not been to a real opera show!

  136. Karrie says:

    I just had a mani and pedi today πŸ™‚

  137. Christina A. says:

    Sure–I’ll be your Valentine–why not? πŸ˜‰ Men and nail polish…nah…not really!

  138. Jennifer says:

    I did my nails the other day instead of shoveling snow from the driveway. Fingers with OPI’s Kiss Me I’m Brazilian and toes with Suzi’s Hungary Again. Yay for pink!! Haven’t done my toes in a while because it’s been too cold to go without socks.
    Of course I’ll be your Valentine!!! XOXOXO

  139. Erica Mazur says:

    Happy Valentines Day! My nails are not painted right now – I need to get to Sephora and get some nail polish!! πŸ™‚

  140. Mehr Alam says:

    Yes I do get recurrent acne! They best way to prevent it for me is regular use of a mild anti acne soap-free cleanser, oil free moisturizer and topical clindamycin gel for breakouts. I tried clensers with salicylic acid and Brevoxyl cream, those were too harsh for my sensitive skin

  141. Blanca says:

    I love JLo’s makeup! πŸ™‚

  142. Stephanie says:

    Gwen Stefani has the best celebrity makeup ever!

  143. Vero says:

    Will you be my Valentine? YES!

    Recurring pimples in the same place? Do you get ’em? ALSO YES. Internet says I need to change my diet!

  144. Frances says:

    Best celebrity makeup : Kate Winslet and Keira Knightly. I love Lisa Eldridge

  145. Ms. Elise says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine, as long as I can still be my fiance’s Valentine too!

  146. Donna W. says:

    Yes, I will be your valentine.

  147. I will definitely be your valentine.

  148. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I didn’t paint my nails one time this past week. I started back getting overlays over my real nails a few months ago because for one reason, they stay painted without any chips until I go back to get a full I which is about every three weeks.

  149. Wendy says:

    I would like to see nailpolish for men!

  150. Amanda says:

    Went to Mecca Maxima today for the very first time, my goodness, I felt like a kid in a lolly store! So many luxury cosmetics under one roof the experience is exhilarating, I think I still feel like I am on a high!

  151. Maren says:

    Valentine? Yes! Opera? La Bohème. Nail polish on men? Some can, more should. Best celeb MU? Tilda Swinton, Marion Cotillard.
    Maren recently posted … Make Your Own “Holy” “Water”!

  152. Paola Ferrero says:

    These days I’ve been loving Emma Stone’s makeup a lot, she’s awesome!

  153. Emily C says:

    I don’t paint my nails anymore

  154. melanie says:

    I love this Mascara above. I use it! I could really use some new make up. Great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  155. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I haven’t painted my nails all week!

  156. Lindsay says:

    I’ve been doing my nails once a week, which is a lot for me! I’ve been using the Sephora Press Pods that I bought on sale over Christmas. Definitely not my favorite formula, but so many pretty colors!

  157. Maureen says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  158. Elizabeth says:

    I painted my nails twice this week, and vow to continue doing so, despite the havoc playing a stringed instrument (the ukulele) wreaks on my manicure. Yes, I’ll be your valentine!

  159. Aviva says:

    I painted my nails 3 times thus week πŸ™‚

  160. Trillina Palemi says:

    Nail polish for men no!!

  161. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I painted my nails once this week. Lilac, fuschia, and purple/silver glitter on the accent nails. Fun! I used to get pimples in the same place but did a 9 month Retin A treatment and haven’t had pimples since. It completely changed how my skin regenerates itself. For real!

  162. Ayesha says:

    Its freezing outside and i don’t feel like painting my nails. Im curled up in front of a heater, and i wish wish wish, someone would make me a cup of hot chocolate. hmmmmm

  163. Stephanie G says:

    Nail polish is for everybody! And Rihanna has the best celeb makeup. She always looks great.

  164. chibicheeks says:

    Hope you had a great Valentine’s day!

  165. Sora I. says:

    I didn’t get a chance to paint my nails this week because they were just feeling so dead and brittle, so I trimmed them really short to give them a break πŸ™
    Sora I. recently posted … etude house “give me chocolate” collection + swatches | μ—λ›°λ“œ ν•˜μš°μŠ€ 기브미 초콜릿 λ°œλ Œνƒ€μΈ μ»¬λ ‰μ…˜

  166. Priscilla S. says:

    I’ve painted my nails twice this week.

  167. bin du says:

    I actually haven’t pained my nails at all this week! The cold hasn’t been kind to my hands and I’ve noticed some peeling on a couple nails so it was time to bust out the duri rejuvacoate!

  168. Liz says:

    Valentines day was pretty boring for me – I worked all day and was too bone tired to do much in the evening. Oh well, there are 364 other days in the year to love my man. πŸ™‚

  169. monica says:

    I left my nails completely bare the last week. I like to take a week off of polish every once in a while to let my nail bed recover from all the chemicals. I vote no on guy polish.

  170. Efrain says:

    I absolutely be your valentine <3

  171. Courtney says:

    I’m definitely struggling with recurring pimples on my chin!

  172. We’re off to do the groceries at Target, as usual! Maybe there will be some fun Valentines goodies on clearance. πŸ˜€ I can’t wait until my little munchkin is old enough to get into holidays, he just turned 18 months so maybe next year he’ll be a little interested!
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … January 2015 Beauty Favorites

  173. jules m. says:

    i havent painted my nails this week at all! I would love to win this card cause its my birthday month and i will get those awesome freebies if i place an order!

  174. richelle bowers says:

    I don’t like nail polish on men

  175. irini says:

    Of course i’ll be your Valentine πŸ˜€

  176. ashli M. says:

    My Valentine’s day included a game of scrabble with my parents in which I lost.

  177. Monica says:

    personally i’m not really into nail polish on men!

  178. joti says:

    I painted my nails twice this week

  179. Petra V. says:

    Favourite opera? Hard to pick one… Anything from Wagner, Verdi and Mozart.

  180. Enn says:

    didn’t have the time to paint my nails the past week ='(

  181. Lisa says:

    I actually haven’t painted my nails in over a week – they look so sad! Maybe this afternoon I’ll have time.

  182. Tiffany says:

    Never actual bought anything at sephora but I love the store. Good luck everyone

  183. Michelle says:

    Yes, I break out on my chin a few times a month. I read that it’s hormonal when it’s on the chin. I’m 29! lol

  184. Liat says:

    I didn’t paint my nails at all this week since nail polish starts to chip on me after only a few hours. This is sooooo frustrating!

  185. Kyla says:

    I don’t paint my nails much anymore……I use jamberry!

  186. Lynda says:

    my v day was just like any other day

  187. tiffany says:

    Of course I will be your valentine!!!

    And no nail polish for me… I am recovering from a head injury and have the shakiest hands EVER! It would just be a mess lol!

  188. bhevarri says:

    favorite opera? The Magic Flute!!!

  189. Maria J. says:

    I have recurring pimples on my right side of my face then any other part, specifically my cheeks and I don’t know what to use anymore.

  190. Lauren says:

    This week has been so hectic I only had the chance to put a clear coat on. I hope your Valentine’s Day was lovely! πŸ™‚

  191. Rachel says:

    Emma Stone is someone who’s make-up I always love. It may partly be because she has short red hair and pale skin, so her make-up always works with my coloring too!

  192. Katie says:

    I recently purchased that mascara but haven’t gotten a chance to try it yet!

  193. helen says:

    I break out on my chin usually on a monthly basis.:S

  194. Kate K says:

    I really like Anna Kendrick’s makeup. hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day!

  195. wena says:

    Be glad to be your Valentine! Have a beautiful day!


  196. Emily says:

    I did not paint my nails this week. Maybe next week!

  197. nat says:

    its the day after vday , time to search for discounted cupcakes!!

  198. Lisa C says:

    I hope you and Tabs had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  199. Carolyn N. says:

    Had to celebrate Vday long distance this year. I hope you had a great one! πŸ™‚

  200. Sara Pau says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I like your choice of picture; it’s rather apropos πŸ˜‰

  201. Alice says:

    I would love to be your Valentine!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  202. Abby says:

    I only painted my nails once this week. It was Valentine themed:)

  203. Kalli Melia says:

    I haven’t had time to paint them after taking off my old nail polish on Friday. I can’t wait to get a free 30 min to paint them, I don’t like my nails to be bare!

  204. Michelle says:

    I got my nails done this week and my hubs went with me, he got a manicure too, he likes clean looking hands and nails

  205. Lesley says:

    I haven’t painted my nails for a couple of months – but I bought some new polish yesterday (on sale at one of the Target stores that is leaving Canada). My favourite opera is Wagner’s Ring Cycle, although that really is a series of operas. I guess my favourite single opera is Nabucco.

  206. Jenn says:

    I really want to restart my blog and thinking of a good name is the hardest thing ever.

  207. Danielle says:

    This is such a sweet post! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway! I’ve painted my nails twice this week. I’ve been loving deep wine colors lately.

  208. Trude says:

    I did a fresh mani this week, I’m obsessed with CND’s Vinylux polishes. Great wear time, easily a week with just some wear at the tips. Different formulas wear different, but I love that it lasts without having to grind down my nails like with gel. Plus it removes like regular polish! My fave color is Rouge Red, the formula levels itself beautifully.

  209. My nails have been naked all week :O

  210. Courtney says:

    Valentine’s day might be over but yes I will be your valentine!

  211. Candice Croix says:

    I polish my nails almost every day. I have a very real problem.

  212. Dana says:

    I painted my nails twice this week! First they were black with hot pink glitter but it started chipping so now they’re a nice soft, mauve-y nude by Essie. I’m obsessed with giving myself home manicures.

  213. Rae D. says:

    When you go to the dentist do you wear lipstick? I don’t.

  214. Holly says:

    I don’t paint my fingernails since I’m a cook, but my toes are always covered! I treated myself to a pedi & am loving the OPI shade, Malaga Wine. It’s more fuschia than merlot & it makes me happy whenever I catch sight of my toes!

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!!

  215. Tatjana says:

    Have a nice week!

  216. Chelsea says:

    For the past two years I break out on my chin at least once a month. And it’s always super painful. I’ve tried laying off the dairy because of hormones, but it’s so hard!

  217. Princess says:

    I try to paint my nails a new color every week!

  218. Courtney says:

    The Phantom Of The Opera!

  219. Emily says:

    I did a LOT of nail polish last weekend. I went to Sephora and tested all the most glittery ones.

  220. Vanassa says:

    My favorite opera is Lucia di Lamamoor. You should check it out, Karen! There is a great production in San Francisco Opera this year. I highly recommend it.

  221. I painted my finger nails twice. On Monday, red glitter. Then on Friday, I painted my nails grey and red for Valentine’s Day and seeing Fifty Shades of Grey. I like nail themes.

  222. Kelly says:

    Nail polish can be great on everyone!

  223. Clara says:

    This year my Valentine was my beautiful new kitty πŸ™‚

  224. Nini says:

    i actually changed my nail polish twice this week πŸ™‚ hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend!

  225. Sarah Sq. says:

    My favorite opera is Le Contes D’Hoffman. Totally awesome!

  226. Brittany says:

    I always get pimples around my chin πŸ™

  227. Ruth says:

    Nail Polish for everyone, but I gotta say what would be hot would be nail polish on calloused hands, love a handy guy!

  228. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I’m doing my nails tonight, that makes number three for this week. I wanted to do something special for Valentines, but now that it is over, I wanted something a little more “Spring” so I am going glittery pink!

  229. Jennifer says:

    Painted my nails twice this week!

  230. Sophie says:

    Hi Karen! I was a huge fan of you a few years ago, and I somehow came across your blog again the other day! So happy you’re still maintaining this blog – it’s a real pleasure to read πŸ™‚ Hope you had a lovely weekend.

  231. Jesse says:

    Why is my food taking FOREVER to come.

  232. Brittany says:

    Haven’t painted my nails in soooo long. I would like to.. Maybe I will!

  233. Beauty Bee says:

    I gave my nails a 3 week break from nail polish and I just painted them last night with a coat of fiery red Sally Hansen nail polish πŸ˜€

  234. Felis says:

    Nail polish for men? YAAAASS please. I love a man-icure.

  235. INCI says:

    Nail polish for men? At first it’s a little bit awkward, but then I say ‘why not!’.

  236. joanne says:

    I often get zits in my chin.

  237. marlena says:

    Yes nail polish for men! Yes makeup for men!

  238. Brittany says:

    Unfortunately, I have been battling repeat offenders in terms of acne on my cheeks and on the side of my jaw line. Initially, I thought the jaw line culprits were because the collar of a jacket combined with some attractive scarf accessorizing so I switched it up and because to pull my cleanser down to the area. I think that that has helped. Usually that area has given me some hormonal trouble but this sneaky and persistent attack lasted for almost a month and a half!! I think my cheek situation is mainly because I touch my face a lot during the day…I need to change that but I haven’t a clue how. I’ll try washing my pillow covers every month instead of every 6 months… Hopefully this battle can be won.

    Uh Oh… I was just supposed to leave a message about if I have repeat offender acne areas not write a novella about them and how I combat them.

    Sorry! Hopefully this was fun to read…

  239. Marisa says:

    I’ve painted my nails seven times this week… πŸ™‚ Gotta get through all them Valentine’s polishes!!

  240. Patricia Caradonna says:

    I painted my nails twice this week and my toenails once. I use light colors on my nails since my nails are short.

  241. Kimberly S says:

    I find that I always get pimples around my cheeks and forehead(due to bangs). Ugh! πŸ™

  242. Kimberly S says:

    I try to paint my nails as often as I can, but with my busy schedule I can only paint ’em twice a week max. Just throw on a top coat for some longevity!

  243. Jessica says:

    How many times did you paint your nails this week? Twice!

    Nail polish for men? Sure, only if they want to!

    Recurring pimples in the same place? Do you get β€˜em? Yes I do

  244. BlackAsphodel says:

    I didn’t paint my nails at all this week.

  245. Tori says:

    Best celebrity make up … Kat Von D usually looks pretty rad, and if I were to win this giveaway I would be going nuts spending it on her studded kiss lipstick range!

  246. Aenea says:

    Recurring pimples all the time! Why?!

  247. Krizzie says:

    Best makeup: Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Keira Knightley. Anna Kendrick

  248. Marta K says:

    I really like Emma Stone and Blake Lively make ups…

    need to paint my nails asap. it has been a long time..

  249. Laura P. says:

    I usually paint my nails once a week unless their is a special occasion then I may repaint them.

  250. Tina Jett says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I always get pimples on the side of my nose for some reason…

  251. Allyson says:

    I had a great Valentine’s Day, spent with good friends! Hope everyone else had a good one as well!
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  252. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i dont like nail polish on guys

  253. louise says:

    Cette semaine je n’ai pas verni mes ongles, je n’ai appliquΓ© qu’une couche de protection transparente.

  254. laurie murley says:

    I painted my nails twice last week

  255. Rebecca says:

    I think I’m one of the only people who doesn’t like Better Than Sex! When I wear it it ends up all over my faaaaace

  256. Kelly says:

    I painted my nails 4 times this week…I had quite a few nail swatches to do!
    Kelly recently posted … Mani Monday: Wet n Wild’s new Spring 2015 nail polishes!

  257. Cui says:

    I paint my nails 2 times a week!

  258. Hilda says:

    Lol yes Karen I will be your Valentine πŸ™‚

  259. TrippyPixie says:

    When I’m stressed out, I can get acne everywhere, but I tend to get it in the same places when it’s hormonal.

  260. Jordan says:

    I’ve painted my nails twice this week.

  261. Krystle Thomas says:

    I am not a fan of nail polish on guys

  262. Regina Reed says:

    Of course I’ll be your Valentine!

  263. Rina says:

    Never seen nail polish on men. Is that a thing now?

  264. Stella Martis says:

    I was so stressed today. And decided to sleep all day.

  265. Steffie Murphy says:

    I painted my nails 3 times this week πŸ™‚

  266. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have had bare nails all week. πŸ™ But, I am painting them tonight! πŸ™‚

  267. Majick says:

    I’m at work and my browser is so old I can’t do the rafflewidget thing. LOL
    I would love to win a gift card.

  268. Kerri says:

    Yes I get the same pimples in the same spot its SOOO annoying. IfI get really stressed especially if I’m sick or around my period I’ll get a giant cyst on my chin. Also near my lip, right above it. I swear its like a broken pore.

  269. Courtney janzen says:

    Jlo always rocks the best makeup looks. I only like watching American idol to see what look she’ll have next!

  270. Andrea Darst says:

    I painted my nails 3 times this week, but the same color(s) – I messed up twice and wanted them to look great for V-Day!

  271. Neha Kaul says:

    Happy belated V’s to all! Karen, can I just say that I live vicariously through you when it comes to experimenting with all kinds of makeup as I’m not bold enough to try the more fierce color combinations that you showcase so fabulously!

    I’m gung ho over Olivia Palermo’s make-up.

  272. Anne O'Connell says:

    I didn’t paint my nails at all this week. I did break a nail and it’s so short it feels (and looks!) awful.

  273. Diane says:

    Recurrent chin acne, unfortunately. Ugh.

  274. Jenni says:

    I painted my nails with Gelish Hello Merlot on Friday. It has been my favorite nail color for a couple months now.

  275. I didn’t paint my nails at all this week!

  276. Caitlyn says:

    Please no nail polish for men. Please. Men can easily get a manicure and have nice hands without any color.

  277. Lauren says:

    I love Sephora, great to find products for any occasion worth dressing up for!

  278. Tania G says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  279. Amber says:

    I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day Karen!
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  280. Amara Morgan says:

    UGH recurring pimples in the same place. I always get them on the rim of my face cause I’m always touching my hair & my nose cause she hates me. Can they not?

  281. Laura H says:

    Painted my fingers & toes for Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

  282. Ashlee says:

    I’d love to see more tutorials on older palettes!

  283. Lydia B says:

    I painted my nails once this week πŸ™‚

  284. Alison says:

    Karen, I’d like to see some reviews on at home gel polishes. For example Salley Hanson. I’m curious to know if they really work! πŸ˜€

  285. Ashlee K says:

    I NEEEEED to paint my nails this week. Such a chore, but I can’t stand having naked nails lol.

  286. Liz says:

    Hi Karen πŸ™‚
    Have a great week!

  287. Tiff says:

    Karen! You lovely soul! Have an awesome week!

    In response to your prompt, my favourite opera is probably Carmen. I’m like 90 per cent sure it’s Carmen.

  288. Jessica says:

    I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day!!!

  289. Karina says:

    I try to paint my nails once a week!!!

  290. Paula says:

    I am currently wearing Dior nail glow on my fingernails & Zoya aurora on my toenails.

  291. a. gill says:

    Hey Karen!
    Hope u enjoyed your valentines day! Not surprisingly, mine was boring and spent alone eating junk food.. and my nails were plain old nude too LOL!

  292. Megan says:

    ummm…I haven’t painted my nails (other than clear strengthener) since like the end of October.It’s too cold to worry about being cute. Winter rules – don’t worry about shaving your legs or painting your nails.

  293. linda khuu says:

    spending valentine’s day with friends!!

  294. Meghan says:

    I don’t paint my nails but my kids are loving having their toes done – both the girl AND the boy. πŸ˜‰

  295. Camille says:

    hi, karen! thanks for the reminder on facebook! i wish i could tell you i painted my fingers and toes a few times this week, but i haven’t painted my nails in a WHILE :/

    hoping to muster up some courage to add some colour to these au natural fingers and toes. i’m thinking a perky spring colour. it’s birthday month, so i should make myself feel special.

  296. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  297. Tosha H says:

    Yeah, whenever I break out it’s always on my chin, sucks

  298. Morgan says:

    I painted my nails once this past week. A pretty pink color for Valentine’s Day!

  299. Natasha says:

    Recurring pimples in the same place – do I get ’em? Yes! On both sides of my cheeks – lately though, they’ve calmed down a bit.
    Natasha recently posted … New Year: New Changes, New Discoveries, New Plans

  300. Anna says:

    I haven’t painted my nails at all this week πŸ™ . They could definitely use a nice bright color!

  301. Cynthia B. says:

    Wearing Probelle Into the Blue from the January IPSY bag.

  302. Clemence says:

    I haven’t painted my nails in a while T-T

  303. Wayne says:

    FREEZING weekend, but still had 13 cats adopted at our adopt-a-thon!

  304. Sara says:

    Yes, Yes I would love to be your Valentine.

  305. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you had an amazing Valentine’s day! I almost missed the deadline for this, my 7 month old daughter was recently diagnosed with infantile spasms, a type of seizure. With medication it will be under control and she will outgrow it! πŸ™‚

  306. Margarita says:

    Can I please win this one?

  307. Amy Q says:

    I have puppy snuggles. At least he thinks he’s a puppy.

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