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Remember when every mall had a bookstore? Back before Amazon.com? I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember, but there used to be a bunch more bookstore chains than there are now. There were Crown Books, Waldenbooks, B. Dalton’s, of course Barnes & Nobles, which are still around, another store that started with an “S” that I can’t remember now…and Borders, but I don’t remember Borders being around when I was a little kid. I think they came along later.

Amazon changed everything. I love ’em, but they did put a lot of bookstores out of business.

Uh…I don’t know why this occurred to me right now. I was just trying to think of some of my favorite stores, and the first one that popped into my head was Sephora, but the second one was Barnes & Noble.

Hopefully I can make it to both this weekend.

In other news, happy Saturday! πŸ™‚ You know how we do it. Saturdays mean giveaways around here, and you’re officially invited.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    I can’t wait till my clarisonic gets here! I hope it works wonders on my skin.

    • Kristina says:

      Sooooo I just read your blog post on the hourglass ambient lighting powders, and I have to say, I’m OBSESSED. I need one in my life :O I’m that type of person who plans what she’ll spend her money on before she actually gets it, so you could say that I might just be a LITTLE bit of a shopaholic. It’s just, you know that feeling? The one when you watch the notebook and the ending comes and somewhere between it being broken and it pulsing with this incredible new awareness that maybe there’s hope to be found somewhere across the stars, when your heart melts just a little bit at the edges? And you feel, all of a sudden, like anything and everything you could ever want has a chance at existing beyond the moment when your eyes open to greet the sun that rises after the dream ends? Well, that’s what it feels like when I walk into a store πŸ˜€ And you see Balenciaga and Prada everywhere you look, and the names of legends emblazoned on crisp tweed blazers that feel as if they were MEANT to be placed on your shoulders with a quilted Chanel 2.55 bag to tuck away that hourglass lighting powder you blogged about. And suddenly, when you smell the fresh, clean, unmistakable scent of a freshly pressed burberry button-down, or that of the makeup counters like Laura Mercier Guerlain, it feels almost like the world’s not so bad anymore. But that’s it. In summation, I REALLY want one of those lighting powders.Thanks for another uber-generous giveaway Karen:) You always know just how to brighten up a gloomy Sunday, whether it be with Tabs the kitty or the chance to win a little bit of love at Sephora.

  2. Nicole says:

    Just finished a 4-mile walk before it gets hot for the day. Now I’m energized and my dog is tired – the perfect combination!

  3. Sherricane says:

    I woke up to the cuddliest kitty this morning, purr alarms are the best!

  4. Tiffanie says:

    I love Amazon, but I do miss having bookstores in town.

  5. Erin Schultz says:

    I just discovered the wonderful world of Sephora! I would love to win a gift card!

  6. Jill says:

    I love long weekends!

  7. Jenna N. says:

    The only time I went to a movie by myself was in the 9th grade. I had gotten two tickets to the first Harry Potter movie but my BFF got grounded and couldn’t come so I had to go by myself. My stepbrother drove me in his car that had recently had a small fire due to a cigarette that failed to be thrown out the window and as a result, I arrived at the movie smelling like I was some kind of huge chain-smoker. No one would sit near me and there were a lot of whispers. I haven’t gone to the movies alone again, but I would consider it. I’d drive myself though!

  8. Casey Hilgenbrink says:

    I went to a brick-and-mortar bookstore yesterday, and it was great! I like being able to stumble on a book you would have never otherwise found.

  9. Diane says:

    I sometimes read on my Kindle or iPad, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for an actual book I can hold in my hands.

  10. Debbie says:

    Happy Saturday!

  11. Shannon says:

    Barnes and Noble barely sells books anymore. They have more puzzles and yoga mats than they do books. Amazon really did a number on them!

  12. Rosa says:

    I prefer going into stores. I like being able to browse around!

  13. Martha says:

    Enjoying some quiet time alone this morning, reading makeup reviews and placing an order for MAC essentials on-line! Love your blog Karen!!

  14. Jennifer Pham says:

    I do love to spend me time (by myself) often. I’m very social generally, but I feel like everyone needs time to reflect and get centered. The duration and frequency varies by person, and mine would be a little bit everyday πŸ™‚

  15. Kristen says:

    I prefer to get gifts AND receive them! πŸ˜‰

  16. meredith says:

    My town has a pretty great used bookstore which I love to explore but there’s no coffee there like at B&N πŸ™

  17. Ralitza says:

    I really prefer reading than going to the movies. I’ve never been to a movie alone, but my husband went to see The Matrix (when it was hip) and… he fell asleep! πŸ™‚

    • Patricia says:

      The Matrix isn’t “hip” anymore? What???? lol I love the series, I watched it at least five times this year πŸ˜€ Of course watching a movie doesn’t compare to reading a good book, but it’s nice to see when they adapt a book, for instance, Harry Potter. I may not always be entirely happy with the adaption, BUT I am grateful to have the chance to see it on the screen πŸ˜‰

  18. Maria J. says:

    My Favorite Topics of Conversation has always been Makeup, I don’t know what it is, but I can talk all day about Makeup!

  19. Aida says:

    I’ve been sick for almost two weeks now, which is quite annoying. My throat hurts and it might be time to go see a doctor (don’t like that idea at all)… Other than that, I’m so, so excited about Dior’s Fall collection. It’s inspired by my favorite topic of conversation, astronomy :).

  20. I remember when my dad first discovered Amazon.com in the late 90’s…

  21. Zara says:

    sure my kindle is easier to carry around, but nothing beats the smell of a new book.

  22. irini says:

    I love books πŸ˜€

  23. Larie says:

    Of course I like receiving gifts, but it’s always fun to give them, too, especially if it’s something super exciting or a surprise!

  24. Lisa Brown says:

    I love spending lots of time by myself.

  25. Tricia says:

    I love to crochet and to read

  26. Alix says:

    Bookstores forever!

  27. Aleksandrina says:

    I love both giving and receiving gifts, bust most of all I love the little gifts I make myself – like a pink lipstick or a new blouse, if I’m feeling down. Love your blog by the way! πŸ™‚

  28. gabis says:

    I love spending time by myself. I’m actually doing it right now πŸ™‚

  29. Elin LLB says:

    I love going to the movies by myself.

  30. Shelly says:

    I never go to the movies by myself because I love discussing it with friends afterwards!

  31. Vanessa says:

    I like being the center of attention, but I also love alone time. Naked time in my house ranks in my top 5 favorite things.

  32. Justice says:

    I <33333 tabs

  33. Olivia K says:

    I’ve never been to a movie by myself, I hate going anywhere alone honestly!

  34. mini says:

    I would love to see some drugstore makeup brands also reviewed here πŸ™‚

  35. Jenn says:

    My guilty pleasure is girly teen movies. Seriously watching Pitch Perfect right now.

  36. Icequeen81 says:

    My favorite topic of conversation are dogs, education (I’m a teacher)

  37. Janet says:

    Ohhh, I love going to the movies by myself! I used to go all the time when the hubs was deployed. I am a bit of a loner (don’t feel sad for me. I love my alone time) so doing things on my own feels normal. πŸ™‚

  38. Hillary says:

    I miss bookstores!! But now I make do with the library – better on the wallet anyways!

  39. Patricia says:

    Wow, I remember when there were so many bookstores to visit. I loved everything about them, from the smell, the people, the ambiance, the wide selection of books at my fingertips. Unfortunately, only Barnes & Nobles has survived the digital tidal wave but it looks like it’s taking its last breaths πŸ™ I know I can buy books online and that there are so many eBook readers I can choose from, but it just doesn’t compare to going into a bookstore and browsing for something interesting and just touching and smelling the books (lol) Yes, I love the smell of books and feeling the pages run thru my fingers. I like having my selection up close and personal, it’s nice. As for eBook readers, ugh, just not for me. A friend of mine tried to get me into using one, by letting me borrow her Kindle, but I couldn’t even get to the second page of the virtual book. It felt wrong (lol.) So every time I’m in search of a new book to add to my collection, I’ll make the 35 minute drive just to visit the only bookstore still open, Barnes & Noble.

  40. Allison says:

    I love going to the movies by myself. There’s something totally luxurious about it; I feel like I’m pampering myself. Although I always go to matinees so I don’t have to deal with people texting during the movies– that’s totally a pretty peeve of mine!

    I’d love to know what book you’re picking up. I’m looking for some summer reading to keep me busy at the lake.

  41. Elizabeth says:

    I remember all those bookstores in the mall. I miss them. I think Sephora and Barnes & Noble are two of my favorite stores too.

  42. Pat says:

    I would like to get a new pair of boots or booties. Preferably something with a 2-3 inch wedge.

  43. Megan says:

    I miss Borders most of all! I wish they had never had to close.

  44. I would rather receive gifts, tbh.

  45. Jane says:

    I love me so Barnes and Noble too. Now that I have a Kindle, I sort of miss the “new book smell”, so sometimes I like to sit in B&N and just take it all in! Thanks for the giveaway, as always Karen!

  46. Elena says:

    I like to spend time by myself. Thank you for the giveaway!

  47. ishnar says:

    I was laid off from work, in april 2013, i’ve been job hunting ever since, and all i get is you’re overqualified. i thought about a career change, starting my own business. i haven’t gone to the mall in over six months, i would love to get out of my house and have brunch or go on a trip. living on a budget and my savings, making sacrifices, hoping that everything will get better…

    • Patricia says:

      HI Ishnar. Just wanted to say that I wish you well and hopefully things will start improving for you soon. Take care and God bless.

  48. Amelia says:

    I never go to the movies by myself. It would seem weird to me.

  49. jane says:

    would love to get a new lipstick from MAC this summer. any suggestions?

  50. Martella says:

    I’ve walked out of Sephora empty handed nearly 5 times last month (darned self control!), a $50 gift card is just the push I need to try the fun new products I’ve been eyeing!

  51. camille says:

    I remember the many book stores to choose from. *sigh* sign of the times. Technology is taking over. Very convenient, but nothing can replace the turning of pages. I was reading a book on my Kindle, and I tried to back track to a previous chapter. It took me FOREVER to find it! With a tangible book, I would have been able to find the page by the thickness. πŸ™

    Hope you get to Sephora and Barnes today! Have a lovely weekend! And thank you for the expansion of entries for this awesome giveaway!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  52. Cherie Montorio says:

    I would like to see some beginner nail art tutorials.

  53. megan says:

    awesome contest!

  54. Khalilah says:

    My guilty pleasure is hoarding eyeshadows…hmmm but is that truly a guilty pleasure?

  55. Janelle says:

    I love Amazon. They make paying for textbooks less painful each semester. Right now I’m reading Revenge Wears Prada (not purchased off of amazon) and I’m in love. (^X^)

  56. Melissa says:

    Love long weekends, yesterday felt like a Saturday, but todays Saturday – so hurrah for long weekends!

  57. Gail says:

    So glad its Sat – long week – its a no makeup day for me

  58. Vanessa F says:

    I love spending time by myself…introvert all the way!

  59. Audrey says:

    I love bookstores! I go to Indigo (Canada’s version of Barnes & Noble) every once in a while, but my favourite place to buy books is a local used bookstore. I try to buy used books rather than new ones as often as I can, because I want them to stay in business!

  60. Amy says:

    I went to a party last night and my feet are still hurting me.

  61. auroragyps says:

    I really miss bookstores too. I’d like to be able to look at books, not just read reviews, before I buy them, because part of me hates spending the money, since I can go to the library. Our library system is pretty good, but it doesn’t carry a lot of the fantasy & science fiction I look for, so that means buying them.

  62. Tina Renee Barker says:

    My guilty pleasure is Spree Candy! I’m sure it’s pure sugar but I love the artificial fruity flavors!

  63. Daniella Peregretti says:

    I love your contests!

  64. Jessie C. says:

    Dark chocolate and red wine are my guilty pleasures

  65. Lily says:

    I love giving gifts, maybe more than receiving them (although that’s nice too!)

  66. Lana says:

    It’s hot out, and I’m stuck inside studying social development. So boring! Help!!

  67. Rena says:

    I’ve never been to the movies alone in my life! I’ve always gone with a friend, parent, sister, etc… I think I should start doing that though because I think that would be quite relaxing… Sort of an introvert. haha.

  68. Lynn says:

    yeah i miss Boarders… i can browse that for hours. now i just go to local used book stores

  69. My guilty pleasures are chocolate and coca cola!


  70. Susan T. says:

    I miss bookstores too but I love being able to carry around 1000’s of books on my ereader!

  71. Shalini says:

    I would love to go to Sephora for some benefit shopping
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  72. Katrina says:

    Of course i love having my “me” time which i barely get since im a mom of a preschooler and my hubby is like my 2nd child >_<
    Katrina recently posted … Magnifibres: Brush On False Lashes

  73. Missy M says:

    I enjoy going to the movies by myself

  74. Ellen says:

    I’ve gone to the movies by myself a couple of times, but today I just got back from seeing This is the End with my husband and a friend. So funny!

  75. Meagan Pittman says:

    I am so excited for this summer! Heading to Juneau AK, hoping to see some bears!!

  76. Y. says:

    i like giving gifts! it’s much more fun!

  77. Monserrat says:

    I like getting people gifts because usually I get really lucky and know EXACTLY what to get people. I will say that I’m horrible when receiving gifts, I thank people profusely but I don’t show emotion too well so I feel like people dont believe me haha

  78. Amy says:

    It’s too hot! Could barely finish my run at 7:30 this morning. It should not be that hot so early…

  79. Liz says:

    Borders started in Michigan in 1971; they weren’t national and international until years later. πŸ™‚

  80. Never been to the movies by myself!
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  81. Nicole says:

    going to the movies by myself makes me feel lonely :<

  82. Roxanne says:

    I love Half Price Books. I swear I could live in that store!

  83. Cynthia Coulter says:

    I miss the wide variety of bookstores. I have a hard time making a final decision without actually handling the books.

  84. Liz says:

    The best part of my job, by FAR, is the fact that I work a 4/10 schedule. Every week I get at least one week day off, which means that for that one day hubby is at work and I have blessed peace at home.

  85. Stephanie says:

    Got a trial set of Bare Minerals. OMG. Now I want the Customizable Get Started set because apparently I really am “Fair”. I never used to be into makeup but it’s such a lovely thing to feel good about myself because my face isn’t red and there are fun colors on my eyes.

  86. anusha says:

    would happily go to sephora if i win this

  87. Sandra says:

    Hi Karen! I’m such a big fan of your blog and I bonded with a Sephora makeup artist over it! πŸ™‚

  88. Karla says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday!

  89. Justine says:

    I love to spend time with myself sometimes, rather it be reading or watching my favorite TV shows. πŸ™‚

  90. Heather H. says:

    You totally inspire me!!

  91. Rosie says:

    I like spending time by myself, such as at the library, where I can do things, but I’m not actually “alone” alone.

  92. terrib says:

    Guilty pleasure…expensive jars of fancy olives or pickles. Love splurging on those.

  93. Natalie says:

    I love having a night to myself once in a while!

  94. Ashley C says:

    i have this weird phobia of balloons. it’s very odd but i’m scared of the actual popping of the balloon because i don’t like sudden loud noises.

  95. Katrina says:

    I do enjoy alone time and I’ve had most of this long weekend to myself. I’m not complaining:)

  96. Iliana says:

    why yes cats are the best pet ever

  97. Tayler says:

    My favorite topic of conversation is whatever book I happen to be reading!

  98. Rachael G says:

    I like to spend some time by myself. But I don’t think I would go to the movies alone because it just looks weird.

  99. Aelyn K says:

    I love me some alone time. People think it’s weird, but I do like being by myself sometimes.

  100. Step says:

    I miss walking around bookstores, though ebooks are pretty handy.

  101. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love spending time by myself. πŸ™‚

  102. blkrox says:

    Definitely a loner..

  103. Ivy says:

    I remember all those bookstores being around when I was a kid! I used to love going in there and flipping through the new books. New books are better than library books.

  104. Ashley says:

    I love going to the movies by myself! Usually during some obscure time so there’s no one in the theater with me.

  105. Lilly says:

    Awesome giveaway, thank you so much for doing this πŸ™‚

  106. tina says:

    I just washed my car! haha.

  107. Justene says:

    I enjoy giving gifts, it makes me so much happier than getting.

  108. Vanessa C says:

    I used to love going to Strand near the Seaport in NYC, and pick up classic reads and new books for a few bucks. Sadly after 9/11 it closed down..

  109. Jelena says:

    My guilty pleasure is having over 50 perfumes… And I always want more.

  110. Hollie H says:

    All the bookstores closing make me sad. They just closed the Barnes & Noble and Borders that were near me. Now the closest store is 30 miles away πŸ™ On a happier note, I started my Christmas shopping today.

  111. Rachel B. says:

    I prefer to watch movies with someone. That way, I have someone to ask if I missed part of the conversation.

  112. sweeks180 says:

    I love actual bookstores, and I tend to avoid Amazon unless it has a book that I can’t find anywhere else.

  113. picco says:

    i’d never go to the movies by myself — who would i talk to?

  114. Jennifer says:

    My hubs decided to shave off his beard and mustache this morning and I’m not thrilled about it. Now I have to get used to living with a stranger.

  115. Sarah W says:

    My biggest guilty pleasure is probably my payday pizza! I might eat healthy the rest of the week but damn I love pizza. And count me in as another who misses bookstores!

  116. I’d rather blend in with the crowd. I’m a pretty typical introvert (who people assume is an extrovert).
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Oak Leaf Trail and Estabrook Park Beer Garden

    • Patricia says:

      This reminds me so much of me. I don’t understand why some people think I’m an extrovert. It might be that upon meeting someone new I feel nervous to the point of becoming chatty, but by the second time we meet I’m my old self and they’re left wondering what happened to the chatty girl (lol)

  117. chari says:


  118. doroffee says:

    Guilty pleasures: musicals, wedding reality shows, cheesy silly songs, school canteen tea or mac&cheese (they are of the worst quality but, in my opinion, oh so yummy)

  119. Laneski says:

    I like Amazon, but miss bookstores as well. I prefer an actual book and magazine over an electronic copy any day. I like turning the actual paper pages and holding it in my hands. I enjoy going to the library and browsing the books. It is relaxing to me.

  120. ReneeP says:

    My favorite stores are Whole Foods and Trader Joes! And I am the skinniest thing ever, not by choice.

  121. Joanna says:

    Guilty Pleasure: Jelly Beans I can go at it all day πŸ™‚

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

    I love spending time on my own – I’m my fave person πŸ˜‰

  123. Linda says:

    I love reading, and playing with new makeup at, you guessed it, Sephora lol.

  124. Joy says:

    I should be packing but my headache says, rest instead.

  125. sarah says:

    I love to be alone! I work with people, and on my days off, one of those days better be one that I get completely to myself. I can be social and outgoing six days a week as long as I get MY day.

  126. Charlotte says:

    The site layout is different! Happy Saturday, Karen and readers πŸ™‚

  127. Emily says:

    Today’s a great day! My baby will be here in about 2 two weeks (can’t wait for the cankles to go away!) and the nursery is finally done! Next item on the to do list…a stop at sephora to stock up on long wear, sweat proof make up! πŸ™‚

  128. April says:

    Thanks for another totally awesome giveaway. I’m the gal that loves to give gifts, but always feels awkward receiving them. I even have a gift bin that I store gifts I’ve purchased for people until it’s their birthday, Christmas, or some sort of celebration/occasion. I love giving gifts decorated with stickers, bows, fancy packaging etc..

  129. Solangel says:

    Omg Borders…sigh, it was the best store ever! I love my Kindle, but nothing beats browsing through actual books…

  130. Emily says:

    I love being alone!

  131. Margaret says:

    I loooove spending time by myself…currently baking brownies watching parks and rec πŸ™‚

  132. Rachel says:

    I recently went to the movies for the first time by myself. I couldn’t find anyone to go w/ me to see This is the End so I went alone!

  133. Maggie says:

    I think I’m switched around with you: the bookstores are my favorites and Sephora/dept store cosmetics counters would be my second. I got into makeup in my tweens–but books I have loved since as far back as I can remember. Books are much harder for me to resist buying even if I know I’ll only read it once bc I place a higher priority on knowledge and mind-escapes. To be honest, I hardly watch any TV (even though I have dish); I mostly read to satisfy any media cravings.

    I’m resisting Amazon as far as books–I really don’t want Barnes & Noble to go out of business. Nothing can replace being able to flip through books in person to see if they’re suitable–esp recipe books or technical instruction. Most independent small bookstores are not as well-stocked with these sorts of books and if I special-ordered these through them, I would have to commit.

  134. Bhevarri says:

    Randomness: I am SO excited to go out dancing tonight <3 <3 <3

  135. Supriya says:

    We went to go see Man of Steel last weekend and that was the first movie we saw in over a year in the theater!!

  136. Katie Contests says:

    My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R…

  137. I’m feeling lucky today!!Fingers crossed!!

  138. Sujaan says:

    My guilty pleasure is spending time by myself! In fact watching a movie at home with a nice glass of wine so I can cry and holler at the screen, shriek or laugh out loud without disturbing a theatre full of movie goers is my idea of a good time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  139. I remember Walden Books! I still pop by Barnes & Noble every now and again, although I prefer the library.

  140. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Oz the Great and Powerful DVD today!

  141. Tasha-Ann says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Let’s see, I would totally love to win this. I actually have a list of stuff I need to go buy from Sephora.
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  142. Yolanda says:

    I looooove spending time by myself!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  143. Meagan Pugliese says:

    I love spending time by myself but with a 10 week old daughter there isn’t much time alone these days!

  144. Anitria White says:

    I can’t wait for my Riri Boy lipstick to come in the mail.

  145. Tiffany says:

    Giveaways are awesome.

  146. Anna Wang says:

    My sweet indulgences always involve baked goods and fatty foods! πŸ˜›

  147. Elyse says:

    Karen, I have found some incredible and strange bookstores along the Oregon coast. I’ve found some rare books and memorable people. If you head up this way, I recommend the Sylvia Beach Hotel on Nye beach/Newport. It’s a book-themed hotel with an interesting history and a reading room/library!

  148. Rene Groyer (@ReneGroyer) says:

    I love reading magazines on my ipad.

  149. Chelsea says:

    I miss Borders!

  150. karen says:

    Happy weekend!
    I’m a huge fan of bookstores as well – I went to one today!

  151. Anna R. says:

    Amazon is pretty amazing for buying a wide range of things. I am very wary of buying cosmetics on there as I have heard a lot of them are not always legit. Perfumes are also risky to buy. I do also miss being able to just run to a store and buy books or cd’s, but you gotta adapt to the change!

  152. Gurley says:

    I could really go for a water ice, right about now.

  153. Lori P says:

    I love spending time by myself going to the library, bookstores, Sephora…etc. πŸ˜€

  154. Lenita says:

    bookstores and sephora and lush, they’re all the stores i need. i can’t recall the one with an ‘s’, but in asia there is the ‘times’ chain that is also very good. we still have a lot of good bookstores, but yes, usually one in a big mall. not really an encouraging development, is it.

  155. Nicole says:

    I love my me time!

  156. Chris Mercier says:

    So many things to be grateful for today!!! And books are my addiction. Along with make up lol

  157. Megan says:

    I love reading a real book. My husband loves reading e-books on his Kindle. Whats a marriage to do? We just have two copies of all Stephan King books πŸ˜‰ Have you read Joyland- his newest book? So good!

  158. Katw Williamson says:

    There was also Brentano’s in Stonestown Galleria in SF. I loved that place. When I was a teen, I worked at Crown Books in Colma!

  159. Bcteagirl says:

    Guilty pleasures include nail polish, fine food, tea, and waaay to many books lol. Summer is not a slow season for this.

  160. Mary says:

    Makeup is my guilty pleasure! Lol

  161. Kate & Zena says:

    Zena says Hiiiiiiiiiiii!

  162. Jerianne says:

    My dirty pleasure is reading but lately i’ve been obsesed with romance novels, they are awsome. I love makeup and reading books!!!

  163. Angela says:

    I miss bookstores πŸ™

  164. Katy K says:

    I miss bookstores, I love the way books smell! Does that make me a dork? πŸ™‚

  165. Jessica L says:

    Thankfully my mall still has a Barnes & Noble! Plus, if we are willing to look hard enough there are a couple small used book stores in my surrounding area. Those are always fun!

  166. sienna says:

    the tv show “scandal” just became my guilty pleasure!

  167. Phuong says:

    Whoops, Karen, you can’t be this generous πŸ™‚
    Am I th eonly one around here who refer physical books to ebooks? I feel like the printed press is dying πŸ™

  168. I do love Amazon though!

  169. Adrianne B says:

    I loved going to Borders and B Dalton bookstores! I am lucky to live near a very cool Barnes & Noble with a large selection in a hip part of town.

  170. Efrain says:

    My favorite topics of conversation are in fact almost anything I can have an opinion I love chatting and a funny story about it: when I was a child my mom used to name me “little parrot”.

  171. Hira says:

    I love receiving gifts, but some reason i have seen people who are rich are so bad at giving good gifts..i got a imatation gucci perfume!!! who does that..but i have few friends who barely meet their needs and still give a decent gift…

  172. Stephanie G says:

    I feel silly going to the movies by myself, but I wish I didn’t!

  173. Paige says:

    If I’m being honest, I prefer to recieve gifts. But who doesn’t? Lol!I give gifts, but it’s really hard to shop for people.

  174. Tania G says:

    I tried a Zumba class for the very first time today. The most intense work out for me ever. Kind of achy now πŸ™‚

  175. Lynda says:

    despicable me 2 is the best movie!!

  176. Amy says:

    It is truly sad, I used to love to go to a bookstore, get a great cup of coffee, and explore. We do still have a Barnes & Noble, but it is 40 minutes away, and I am not a fan of the Starbucks inside.

  177. Erin says:

    I love movies but I hate going to the theater. large crowds make me uncomfortable and like being able to enjoy and process and hear a movie at home.

  178. Amanda J. says:

    totally have been eyeing a new foundation, would love the help to splurge πŸ˜€

  179. Katherine says:

    When I’m with friends, I like to be the center of attention.

  180. breyerchic04 says:

    I’m seriously considering ordering Coco Madomoiselle, this would make it easier.

  181. Caroline says:

    It’s all your fault I grabbed a six pack of blood orange San Pellegrino last time I was at the store and now I’m hooked. So delicious!

  182. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    Animals and babies make me so happy!

  183. Laura says:

    I’ve gone to the movie alone, but I prefer to have com

  184. Laura says:

    I prefer to see movies with friends or family.

  185. Camille says:

    My guilty pleasure is definitely double stuffed Oreos and Adventure Time!

  186. Noga says:

    I’ve been avoiding Mac for almost a year now. For a former Mac fan, that’s really really hard!

  187. TrippyPixie says:

    I love being by myself. I always need to decompress after being around people.

  188. christine says:

    Oh how I loved going to bookstores as a kid. It was such a treat. It’s a bummer that I’ve never seen my nephews actually read a book.

  189. Tina C says:

    I love catching up on youtube beauty videos!

  190. Becca Fuller says:

    If anyone is looking for a new skin care line, Suki is amazing!!!

  191. Giulia says:

    I haven’t bought anything from amazon yet !

  192. Kristin says:


  193. Jennifer says:

    I really want to start a kitty farm!

  194. Maple says:

    I love spending time by myself!

  195. Jennifer Dysart says:

    I am eating mint oreos!

  196. Felis says:

    I totally go to movies by myself, because my husband is a big wussy who hates horror movies and I can’t get enough of `em!

  197. HI KAREN! My favourite topic of conversation is mostly movies and books (depending on the other person’s interests), one my guilty pleasures is probably knowing mst of the songs by ABBA and lovng to sing them to the top of my lungs, I love spending time by myself (I’m not really a “social animal”) and therefore I prefer to blend in the crowd. No I’ve never went to the movies by myself πŸ™‚

    Love your blog

  198. Shira S says:

    Barnes and Noble is my favorite store ever!!

  199. Clara says:

    Thinking of getting a pedi soon

  200. Barbara says:

    I love Amazon but I miss Borders so much! My 14-year old daughter was just saying how she missed it a couple of days ago.

  201. Megan says:

    I love spending time by myself.

  202. Joy P. says:

    I not so lucky winning contests/giveaway like this but I’m still crossing my fingers πŸ™‚ Never say never πŸ˜€

  203. Jennifer says:

    Bookstores are my favourite places–if I could live in one, I would! I miss the Borders in my area and the Walden Books that used to be in the mall.

  204. Kay says:

    I was just thinking about all the bookstores that have gone out of business the other day. Borders was my favorite store.

  205. maria says:

    Loving the hot weather in Canada right now!

  206. Maja says:

    I love to be the center of attention πŸ˜€ I mean who does not love that, especially when I am in the company of men, not to flirt, just to have fun…
    And my favorite topic is makeup πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and of course shopping, shoes…I am a girl everyone understand me!haha <3

  207. Erin says:

    I go to a Barnes & Noble often, but more frequently to get a coffee than to buy a book. I like browsing book stores, but I’m more budget conscious than sentimental about the whole thing… I’d much rather buy more affordable books (and more of them) than have the physical experience of book store browsing and buying. I hope that doesn’t make me sound cold. It is sad to watch all the stores close, though.

  208. Laura Case says:

    Guilty pleasure would be getting massages!

  209. leya says:

    Oh no, I could never go to the movies by myself. I know I profess to be a strong and independent individual, but going by myself would just be so lonely. could never do it πŸ™

  210. Shev says:

    We still have bookstores here in the Philippines. It’s a good meetup place especially when the person you’re meeting happens to be late. Haha!

  211. Mya says:

    I love spending time by myself. Playing around with my makeup is my favourite.

  212. Farheen says:

    I can’t wait to see Despicable Me 2!

  213. MelodyJ says:

    We still have Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. But BAM is regional I think and the closest one closed last year. So, we have to go on a special trip to go there. There a good number of B & N’s around here.

    I remember Waldenbooks and B. Daltons in the malls. A few inspirational bookstores have closed brick and mortar stores and are online like Cokesbury, Heaven & Earth and Logos.

    It really is an end of an era and I’m not happy about it at all.

  214. Julie says:

    I miss Borders…

  215. Georgia says:

    Went to watch Man of Steel yesterday. I found it hard to concentrate on the movie though. Ugh. Henry Cavill was too hot!

  216. Bonnie says:

    Guilty pleasure? I like to buy clearance items even if I don’t necessarily need them because I feel like I’m getting such a good deal. πŸ˜›

  217. BooBooNinja says:

    Guilty pleasure? Reading beauty blogs!

  218. Jac says:

    I miss Borders too!

  219. Anabela says:

    I’m clearly stuck today… It’s 40ºC here and rising! :s
    Love these giveways!! Thanks, Karen!!
    I love a good chat! From makeup and skincare to politics.
    Shopping, shopping, shopping: Make up and Bags. A girl can never have too many. Right? πŸ˜‰
    I need some time for myself on a daily basis!!
    I love get receiving gifts and giving them is much more rewarding. πŸ™‚
    I like to blend into the crowd but in style. Hehehe.
    No, there are too things I really don’t like to do by myself: going to the movies and eating alone…

  220. bhavani sekar says:

    amazing giveaway πŸ™‚

    hope to win πŸ™‚

  221. GB says:

    I love going to movies by myself!

  222. Pam says:

    Reading magazines and light books is a guilty pleasure.

  223. Elsa says:

    I love my kitty too!

  224. Cynthia F. says:

    The only Brick & Mortar book store in my town closed recently, so now I would have to drive 2 hours to get to the nearest one. Such a shame.

  225. Bidisha Banerjee says:

    I like to receive gifts very much.
    I like to be the center of attention in the crowd.
    I love to spend time with my friends and family.
    I go to watch movies with my friends and family.

    Thanks for the lovely Giveaway.

  226. Laurinha says:

    It’s sunny today here!

  227. BB says:

    Was just reading an article about Amazon raising prices….allegedly now that competition as waned…..

  228. stacy s says:

    My guilty pleasure lately has been Young Adult books. I really enjoyed the Giver Series by Lois Lowry. The nice thing about the Kindle is no one can see my guilty pleasures. Now makeup, my husband can see all pretty pleasures in the bathroom drawer. He does not understand my obsession with taupe and brown eye shadows.

  229. JMay says:

    IÒ€ℒve never been to a movie by myself.

  230. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I love spending time by myself. Not too much though, or I get lonely! πŸ™‚

  231. Living in Canada, we have different bookstore chains..but it’s true once upon a time there were many chains, but here at least they were all bought up by one big company, so they are almost all Chapters/Indigo books now. But at least they are plentiful!

  232. meghan says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for the giveaway! One of my favorite guilty pleasures is cold pizza leftovers for breakfast the morning after having pizza for dinner. No such thing as too much pizza! πŸ˜€

  233. BeckBeck says:

    Waldenbooks was my favorite place in the WORLD when I was a kid. And then came Media Play, which was like Borders + Best Buy. (I don’t know if they had those all over the country, though.) I don’t read like I used to when I was young – I have a Kindle Fire but I literally forget it exists.

  234. Alison says:

    Argh, I’d KILL for some makeup right now.

    The Mama bought herself some NARS Tinted Moisturizer today, which is exciting!

  235. Nina says:

    I hate going to the movies by myself. That makes me sad πŸ™

  236. Denise M says:

    my guilty pleasure is anything geeky like star wars and doctor who

  237. AmyD says:

    i LOVE the becca radiant skin satin finish foundation! i think this is going to become my everyday go-to foundation!

  238. Denise says:

    I remember when there was such a huge variety of bookstores. I could browse for hours in them and always come out spending more than I intended. I only have one B&N close by and I’m grateful that they’re still around.

  239. Tina says:

    Thank you!

  240. I just bought Mac Riri Woo lipstick today! I’m so excited to receive it! πŸ™‚

  241. Carmela says:

    So I am finally trying out this giveaway and see if I have any luck in winning this! πŸ™‚ I love that you have regular giveaways to your readers!

  242. Suhasini says:

    My guilty pleasure is makeup n thts buying mac makeup

  243. musical says:

    I hear you on bookstores, Karen! I can spend hours there!

  244. Wayne says:

    It’s HOT! A/C finally kicking in.

  245. Eve says:

    I feel self conscious when people can tell that I am wearing makeup.

  246. Carmen says:

    I go to movies by myself if I really want to see something and no one else wants to!
    Why deprive myself of some good entertainment?

  247. Petunia says:

    is it too early for a nap???? i think i put the wrong email addy in rafflecopter. i need a nap.

  248. Yamini says:

    I have never been to any movie by myself. I love gifts a lot.

  249. jazmin says:

    I remember when there was a Borders by my house and a Borders Express at the mall. I always loved visiting those stores. Now they have been made into a furniture store that’s going out of business and a hat store.

  250. liz says:

    Happy sunday..relaxing with my orange tab…and watching foodnetwork coz im hungry πŸ˜›

  251. My guilty pleasure is deeeefinitely eating chocolate. And LOTS of it πŸ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Personal | Moving & blog break

  252. Kelly says:

    My guilty pleasures are makeup, chocolate, and lazy sunday’s !

  253. Lulle says:

    My guilty pleasure usually involve sweets and/or really fat foods… Fat tastes good, what can I say!!
    Lulle recently posted … CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies make my lips pretty this summer!

  254. Athena Kreiger says:

    I love to shop and read too!!! And gift cards are the best because you can buy stuff without feeling like you spent money.

  255. Jamie C. says:

    My Favorite Topics of Conversation have always been fashion, makeup and movies.

  256. tricia c says:

    There’s never enough makeup

  257. Poliana nazareth says:

    I love to see people’s makeup collections!

  258. Erika Santos says:

    I always like shopping by myself. Weird?

  259. Lauren says:

    My guilty pleasures are all The Real Housewives shows and Twizzlers! I can never have enough πŸ˜‰

  260. sharee says:

    i’m a professional browser

  261. Donna Marie says:

    my guilty pleasure is watching True Blood. πŸ™‚ I am obsessed with that show.

  262. becca says:

    Mondays are hard. Sephora giftcards make them easier!

  263. Violetta says:

    Your generosity knows no boundaries.. πŸ™‚

  264. Laney says:

    I often go to movies by myself, and the time alone always feels so relaxing! I sometimes love being able to pick the movie, the time, the snacks, etc. with no need to consider anyone else’s preferences.

  265. Maggie says:

    Working on quick, efficient and professional daily look for law school instead of doing a thousand other tasks I SHOULD be to get ready.

    Not sorry πŸ™‚

  266. Melinda says:

    Sephora is literally stealing all of my money! I’d love a giftcard to soften the blow πŸ˜‰

  267. Lorraine says:

    Love going to the movies by myself. But haven’t done it in awhile. And I miss bookstores in every starbucks.

  268. Caitlin says:

    Karen, you are so beautiful. πŸ™‚

  269. anastasia k says:

    i like going to the movies alone…but when we talk about horror movies NEVER!

  270. Laura says:

    Took the kids to the beach today and it was awesome! Shopping at Sephora would make the day even better. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  271. Caitlin @PiratePigg says:

    Nah, if I go to the movie theater, I go with someone. I do watch a fair amount of movies at home by myself, though.

  272. Jasmine says:

    i love sardines!

  273. Irene says:

    My Sunday afternoon is gonna be a few hours long cleaning session, so a beauty prize would really make me happy as a reward πŸ˜‰

  274. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I never been to the movies by myself. Sometimes I want to but I feel weird going by myself…

  275. Amber says:

    Of course i love to receive gifts who doesnt! And i totally appreciate the fact that you do this amazing giveaway weekly! Perfect gift from you to me Karen! X

  276. Maureen says:

    I needed to stay in air conditioning today. It is too hot!

  277. Cynthia says:

    Hey! I would really like to win this giftcard! Being a fulltime student i rarely treat myself so this would be awesome!

  278. Cam says:

    I have so many guilty pleasures, like desserts!

  279. Saddy says:

    I would love to be super rich and buy awesome gifts for people. I’d rather give than receive.
    A guilty pleasure would probably be watching Korean dramas. They are so addictive!
    Saddy recently posted … On a whim, I turned to Masterpiece Classic tonight and to my…

  280. Grace Gonzales says:

    My current guilty pleasure is watching Devious Maids

  281. Julie Simpson says:

    I just started dating after 10 years of being single after divorce from a douche and it kinds sucks I never really dated and doing it at my age I find I’m getting hit on by 22-65 year olds I like me my age where are they? Well the ones with good testosterone levels

  282. Emily says:

    My current guilty pleasures? Expensive Chanel makeup–that’s my newest one, and I’m afraid it might take its toll on my wallet.

    OH! And old video games. Give me a round of Sega or SNES any day.


  283. Katie F says:

    I live alone and since my friends and I are all grad students we have wacky schedules and travel lot, so I end up going a lot of places by myself…movies, shopping, dinner, drinks, weekend trips, etc. It was weird at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. The only problem is that for some reason a lot of guys think that women sitting somewhere by themselves is a license to harass and hit on you…no thanks, I’m enjoying my own company!

  284. Emily says:

    Ahh, bookstores in the mall. I used to love buying books, now I use my e-reader a lot!
    Emily recently posted … Canada Day Nails!

  285. Maha Karim says:

    Hii! Okay well I figured I’d comment about my “Make Up Pouch” have to’s that I can’t go anywhere without. I have to have the Sephora black pencil eye liner. I feel totally naked without eyeliner. I have worn it ever since I was 14. So sometimes if people see me without it they think i’m sick! I hate lip gloss so I never carry that. I feel like my hair always gets stuck to it when I walk. I do however carry my Burtsbees Pomegranate Chapstick everywhere. I have dark lips so it gives me a nice shine since its dark pink.
    I totally can’t go without my MAC Studio Fix face coverage. It hides the shine and covers every little imperfection in my skin. I keep the NYX HD Photogenic concealer in my pouch as well. I only use it if I end up going somewhere unplanned where my makeup needs to look flawless. It hides my bags and also highlights my skin. Last but not least is my Power Volume Black Smoke Mascara by L’Oreal. I still haven’t found a Mascara that beats this one. I cannot live without it. If I ever run out of eyeliner last minute this mascara never fails to help me look healthy, wealthy and wise! Hope you had fun reading my post and I am looking forward to this Sephora Card!!!

  286. lesleyk says:

    I’m pretty independent, so hanging out by myself has never been an issue for me. I’ll even go to movies by myself, although I rarely see movies in the theater unless it’s Harry Potter or Hunger Games or something I’m REALLY excited about.

  287. leonora says:

    I had such a hard time buying gifts for my family. I went to visit them back home in Europe after 2 years and i was trying to pick very special gifts for them

  288. Chelsea says:

    I miss Borders and all of the small mall bookstores. Nothing beats them!

  289. amy williams says:

    My guilty pleasure is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams! Love!

  290. Lori says:

    OOooo, I wanna win! πŸ˜€

  291. E. says:

    I’ve been thinking about going to a movie solo – haven’t done that in a long time.

  292. Alison says:

    I’m looking for a great new nail polish and the perfect eyeliner. I’ll be spending lots more time at this site!

  293. onegreatsmile says:

    96 that feels like 102 is just TOO DARN HOT. Especially with humidity. My hair! My hair!!!!!!!

  294. Colleen says:

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  295. Sylvia says:

    I’t late Sunday afternoon, and I’m watching Hulu with my mom while we wait for brats to cook. It’s beautiful end to the weekend.

  296. Sabrina says:

    I LOVE makeup. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful! Currently searching my favorite beauty websites as it is too HOT to go out.

  297. tere mortero says:

    Driving around to look for nice furniture around Orange County and we found our furniture heaven! <3 It is so nice to have awesome furniture pieces at home!
    tere mortero recently posted … VS Loves Pink

  298. dominique says:

    Last weekend, I was in a mall and they had a bookstore. I totally went in just for nostalgia (I have a kindle that I love!!) So glad its not just me who misses bookstores!

  299. Heather says:

    I still need to see Iron man 3 and star trek!

  300. Wynell says:

    I love going to the movies by myself expect for when its a scary movie lol

  301. Lisa C says:

    I love just lazing in the pool having my family there with me πŸ™‚

  302. Rose says:

    My guilty pleasure is sitting on the couch eating Cinnamon Bun ice cream while watching Say Yes to the Dress or Trueblood. Totally different shows, but love them both!!

  303. MK says:

    I actually love going to the movies alone, and try to do it every so often. It’s nice to be able to take some time for myself, see a movie that I want to see without finding someone else who wants to see it, and just sit back and enjoy some popcorn!

  304. Sherry says:

    I really liked Walden Books. I remember going there with my friends in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I’m 46 now…LOL!! Anyway, I feel the same way you do…I really miss bookstores too. Thanks for having another giveaway!!

  305. Mary says:

    I loved Borders and was really sad when it closed. The only positive part was the huge closing sale it had. I ended up buying a ton of books (and even a couple of board games) for super cheap (70%+ off). I bought a Kobo right after Borders was announced to be closing (bought it at Borders) but never use it. I just prefer the feel of an actual book in my hands.

  306. Meg says:

    I love Amazon, but really miss having a bookstore close by.

  307. Sopeab says:

    Love giveaways!

  308. Daijana C. says:

    I am a great gift giver but I absolutely love receiving gifts. It makes me feel really special that someone thought enough about me to buy me something.

  309. Julia says:

    I went to see The Great Gatsby alone. My hubby just wouldn’t go to it with me!

  310. Caitlin G-H says:

    I wanted to be productive and write a lot for my first chapter of my MRP but only got a page done! I’m so lazy πŸ™

  311. Miosha says:

    quiet time with my kindle is the best time πŸ™‚

  312. Dee says:

    Reading and Make Up are my two most favorite things!! Just finished The Death of Bee’s by Lisa O’Donnel! Fantastic!

  313. Mardi says:

    It’s Monday. I don’t work today so I do washing (bleurgh – it’s freezing here so my hands ache when I hang the washing out to dry), home financial stuff and my favourite, reading beauty blogs and watching videos on YouTube. I have to be really disciplined to do the MUST DO stuff first before settling down to an afternoon of all things makeup and skincare!

  314. Carolyn N. says:

    I get excited whenever gifts are involved!

  315. One of my guilty pleasures have already been mentioned before and it’s romance novels. More specifically historical scottish romance novels. A friend, Naomi, introduced me to them back in middle school (what a formative influence) and well pun intended- I fell in love. I now read them sparingly but what lasted was how much reading comprehension I gained. I struggled a lot in school with reading since my parents were Colombian immigrants and I spoke Spanish since I could say “mama” and “papa”. It was also the portal to read my favorite classics from The Count of Monte Cristo to The Old Man and The Sea. I still enjoy the genre today as one of my favorite series is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I have no shame waking into the romance section of any bookstore- especially Barnes and Nobles. I have no shame because it opened the billions of possibilities that reading gave to me in my life.

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      I wish there was a way to add a thumbs up to your post, but since it’s not possible, I’ll just type it: *thumbs up*

  316. Kathleen says:

    my favorite topic of conversation would probably be makeup but lots of peoples seem to not enjoy it as much as me haha πŸ˜› but i also enjoy some political talk! always gets me going!

  317. Brenda Nguyen says:

    I rather spent a bit little quiet times to myself in the morning and at night. I need some space. I would rather blend in with the crowd. I never got to movies by yourself unless it is not scary movies. Thanks for the giveaway!!! πŸ™‚

  318. maria says:

    I mostly use my kindle for reading but I love browsing bookstores

  319. Nicole Stanford says:

    I am in a reading rut and have been obsessed with following bloggers, your site is amazing and helpful.

  320. Madhur says:

    I like to talk beauty, makeup anything related to makeup and accessories with my friends and anybody whomsoever interested.

  321. brittany says:

    i’ve got 52 BI points and a bday in 2 weeks, so this would be purrrrrrrrfect~!!!

  322. elizabeth natividad says:

    I love spending time alone. My favorite things to do is read, take a long shower or bath, and watch tv. Unfortunately, I dont get much time to myself because I have a two year old and a one year old and they keep me pretty busy πŸ™‚

  323. Stephanie Ann says:

    this summer has been amazing, i can’t believe it’s already july! i’ll be heading to the beach for 2 weeks in a month!

  324. Isabel says:

    I’m already looking forward to fall collections! I think I look best with fall & winter colors..

  325. Jana Ricketts says:

    I’ve never been to the movies alone but I suppose I would if no one wanted to go wth me :3 Thanks for the chance Karen!

  326. Monica says:

    Thanks for another amazing giveaway! I’ve never been to the movies alone, I’d feel kind of awkward to be honest lol!!

  327. Ann says:

    I’m not happy unless I’m doing something for someone else. I thank my mom for teaching me about giving.

  328. Janet G. says:

    I feel people that have cats in their lives have an instant connection (I have a grey tabby as well)!

  329. Mika Avila says:

    My guilty pleasure is researching makeup product reviews and swatches online for hours on end!

  330. Alicia says:

    I really miss Borders! There was a great one not too far from my home. I could spend time just wandering to find the perfect book.

  331. Julia says:

    I am currently in a country with a sephora!

  332. Brooke says:

    I cannot wait for some cooler weather! It’s been in the 100s for the last 2 weeks, and it continues again for the next two. Ugh. πŸ™

  333. Melissa Papa says:

    Love love love sephora!!

  334. rosemary says:

    I LOVE the cat-furryboot picture on the right sidebar!

  335. MLV says:

    I have an addiction to concerts. I go to concerts almost every week. It definitely burns a hole in my pocket but I love music

  336. Love this giveaway. Thanks πŸ™‚

  337. Melissa says:

    I’m going to cancun in November! I could definitely use some waterproof mu.

  338. Maddy says:

    Some of my guilty pleasures include watching ‘The Bachelorette’ and eating that amazing bread from Domino’s covered in butter and cinnamon sugar. Om nom nom nom…

  339. Laura says:

    I’m a big lover of Barnes and Noble as well!

  340. Cheryl says:

    I could spend hours at any bookstore. Though I love Amazon, I wish it wouldn’t kill all the bookstores, makeup shops, etc.

  341. Catherine Dayap says:

    I’m trying to decide if I want to walk my dog or eat a quesadilla.

    I’ve got a tough decision in my hands right now.

  342. Denise F says:

    One of the best thing about being a female is shopping as Sephora. Its my kinda candy store.

  343. chibicheeks says:

    Woo contest!

  344. Bekah says:

    Insomnia sucks!

  345. krystle says:

    sephora is like my crack.

  346. Brittney says:

    I so miss waldenbooks. I get sad whenever I think of it and how awesome it was to shop for clothes, makeup, and books all in the mall
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  347. Kirsten H. says:

    My best times are the times I spend by myself… hehe.
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  348. Christine says:

    My guilty pleasures are mostly bad TV shows.
    COPS is on right now. By choice. I need brain junk food!

    And Waldenbooks was my favorite mall bookstore. Until Borders came along into my hometown when I was in middle school, we had a store called “Junction Book Store” to go with the train-theme of that shopping center. It was a fabulous book store, I was so sad when it went out of business.

  349. Tricia Fitzgerald says:

    I hate spending time by myself. leaves me to much time to think. D: never a good thing haha.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

  350. elle says:

    I can’t tell whether I’m jetlagged…

  351. RACHEL says:

    i don’t wanna go to work tomorrow πŸ™

  352. victoria says:

    I worked at Waldenbooks for many years… at first it was owned by Nordstrom and we got benefits, then Kmart bought it and you had to have 40 hours a week for benefits but only the manager ever worked more than 38.

  353. Elsa says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ I usually don’t go to the movies alone but did go once to see the premiere of the Harry Potter movie “The order of the Phoenix”. πŸ™‚

  354. a says:

    My guilty pleasure is going to Sephora!

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  356. Rozae says:

    My guilty pleasure is make up porn πŸ™‚

  357. Nina says:

    I don’t really like going to the movies myself – if I were to see a movie myself, I’d probably watch it illegally online haha. Movies are more of an experience I like to share with other people.

  358. Jenny says:

    I hope Barnes and noble never goes out of business. Amazon seems to be taking over everything. :/.

  359. Agata says:

    I hate being the center of attention but I also hate spending time just by myself (at least for an extended period of time). My job is always a great conversation topic since I get so many different/crazy phone calls to interpret every day!

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