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

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Brr! It’s getting chilly, babe. Last night was freezing! — which makes sense, I guess, as much as I don’t like it. It’s already December…


Every winter reminds me again of how much I’m a warm weather gal. If I had my way, San Francisco would be located firmly in the tropics, and I’d be wearing shorts and flip-flops today instead of wool socks and a sweater.

Oh, well…

I know, I know, we Californians are weather wusses. I won’t deny it. It’s true. πŸ™‚

In other news…I have no other news, haha! Nothing exciting to report. I’ve just been taking it a little easier since Thanksgiving. I watched a ton of TV yesterday (re-watched The Godfather for the bajillionth time) and actually, for the first time in what seems like ages, took a real life nap on the couch. ‘Twas glorious!

Today, I want to hit the treadmill, clean the bathroom, eat something yummy for lunch and maybe, hopefully, get a Christmas tree with El Hub.

That would be nice… We usually don’t get ours for another couple weeks, but I want to get into the holiday spirit earlier this year.

Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you’re doing, and good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

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  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
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    • What did you do for Thanksgiving?
    • Did you do any Black Friday shopping?
    • Do you ever use product recycling programs like Back to MAC?
    • What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas movie?
    • Do you find it easier to do makeup on someone else than it is to do it on yourself?
    • Best three makeup brushes you own?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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  1. Alix says:

    Went to my mom’s for Thanksgiving and didn’t spend a dime on Black Friday! So now I’m fully rested and ready to spend $50 at Sephora if I win!

  2. Margarita says:

    Thanksgiving was spent having lunch at my parents’. My hubby and I avoided the Black Friday madness and went hiking instead!

  3. sienna says:

    i cooked turkey day dinner and am also thinking about getting chritmas decorations up sooner than later!

  4. Spent Thanksgivings with my babe <33

  5. hanna says:

    I would love to win!
    hanna recently posted … Friday Thanksgiving 2013

  6. Hong says:

    It’s finals season here! Been enjoying my thanksgiving with family but I couldn’t help but worry about my exams in the coming week! Eek!

  7. Dawn Peacher says:

    Thanksgiving was very quiet for a change only 4 of us. It was nice and relaxing.

  8. Pam says:

    I’m feeling lucky this week!

  9. AngelNailsIt says:

    Happy that I snagged my “you’ll shoot your eye out” t-shirt from target on Black Friday. The Christmas Story is my favorite Christmas movie!

  10. Erin says:

    I don’t even know what a product recycling program is, but when I finish makeup, if the container is recyclable, I do take it in.

  11. Abby says:

    Went to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Even though I want to pursue being a make-up artist someday, I still think its easier for me to do make-up on my own face than doing it on other people…

  12. I love Real Techniques brushes and their blush and powder brushes are wonderful. The third one I love is Bobbi Brown’s eyeliner brush for the gel eyeliner, which is a fantastic product.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Wellness Wednesday: Good Life Holiday Challenge

  13. Evangeline says:

    We stayed home and had friends over. It was lovely.

  14. Nika says:

    I did all my black friday shopping online, it’s too much hassle to go to stores =) Only missed that damn UD lipstick offer =/

  15. Fungpao Shung says:

    LOve u karen

  16. Nika says:

    I’m a big fan of Love, Actually. I cry every single time! I know, I’m a big cry baby.

  17. Yolanda C. says:

    I do take advantage of the recycling program MAC has. I think it’s awesome that they do that!

  18. Jillian says:

    My favorite Christmas movie by far is Elf!! You gotta love a little Will Ferrell at Christmas time!

  19. MΓ²nica says:

    I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving here, but we don’t! Next week we have the first holiday of the Christmas season, but it isn’t as important as Thanksgiving and there aren’t any big festivities.

  20. Kirsten H. says:

    At the last minute we saw Target was open Thanksgiving night at 8pm, so we went over there and got ALL of our shopping done. Got some great deals on presents for the kids.

  21. Jillian H says:

    Another Jillian committed! Black Friday shopping was only a sephora order online from the comfort of home!

  22. Isabelle says:

    I haven’t done any Black Friday shopping.. It’s not really a thing in Belgium sadly!!

  23. Cynthia L says:

    Christmas shopping mostly done, thanks to pre-Thanksgiving sales. All that’s left is some things for me! Possibly the Naked 3 palette…

  24. Siobhan says:

    I live in Canada and we celebrated Thanksgiving back in October!

  25. Steph F says:

    I only did a little Black Friday shopping. I had a Game of Thrones marathon until 6am, then bought the Urban Decay lipstick set. I just got the shopping email today! I’m so excited πŸ™‚

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

    I LOVE Black Friday shopping …. from the comfort of the sofa πŸ˜‰

  27. Helena says:

    I find it so much harder to put make-up on other people! I know how products work on me, the shape of my features, the texture of my skin, when to stay still… but on other people it’s a nightmare.

  28. Chelsea H. says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually! Nothing beats Hugh Grant dancing to The Pointer Sisters’ song Jump (For My Love).

  29. Katie R says:

    For Black Friday, every year for the past 6 years I travel to New York City with my boyfriend to meet up with his family and see a play or a musical on Broadway, so that was a lot of fun. Missed the Black Friday madness, but I had to be pulled away from a couple of store windows! πŸ™‚

  30. Anna says:

    I love BACK TO MAC! I’ve often found myself wishing that some of my other favorite brands offered the same type of program.

  31. Katrina says:

    Going to my cousin’s wedding in a little bit – so excited for him and his new wife!

  32. Talia says:

    Friends & family are always asking me to do their makeup & hair & I find it so awkward, like trying to do things backwards & upside down lol

  33. Tiffanie says:

    Tomorrow is my birthday! I’m going makeup shopping, of course!

  34. Karin says:

    IΒ΄m from Germany and there is no Thanksgiving and Black Friday.I only have to work for 50h this week πŸ™

  35. Anneri says:

    Karen, I just wanted to tell you that I finally managed to get Evolution Revolution! It wasn’t available over here in Germany when it came out, but I’ve scored it recently (BNIB!) in a blogsale. So happy about it!
    (And I bought A LOT of stuff at the BF sales. *shamefaced*)

  36. Kim says:

    Had a great Thanksgiving with just my roommate and myself. Watched Kill Bill and drank a lot of champagne.

  37. Bunny says:

    No black Friday shopping this year, I’m broke!

  38. Ladan says:


    It was my firs thanks giving! We went to a professor’s house! It was great! I am really thankful! πŸ˜€

    Hope you all had fun too!

  39. Cindy says:

    I’ve gotten many a freebie from MAC’s recycling program . . . did all of my Black Friday shopping online. Was nice to be able to do it from home and not deal with crowds LOL.

  40. Miki says:

    I got my first NARS palette on Black Friday!

  41. marlena says:

    My favorite brushes are all my Real Techniques brushes!

  42. Gretchen says:

    My favorite look for the holidays is bold, red lips. If I win a gift card, I’ll be sure to stock up on some!

  43. Sandraj says:

    I have to say that I love watching Home Alone during christmas time and laugh everytime!

  44. Stacy Z says:

    I did a lot of Black Friday shopping! I’m almost afraid to look at my bank account.

  45. Supriya says:

    I bought so many things from gap this year on Black Friday!!!!!

  46. Rachel P says:

    Do you ever use product recycling programs like Back to MAC? – No, but I would love to- I just need to find out more about them!
    What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas movie? – I love Eloise At Christmastime, and the Grinch with Jim Carrey! Such funny, cute movies. Oh, and Bridget Jones’ Diary takes places on Christmas at times, so that one too.
    Do you find it easier to do makeup on someone else than it is to do it on yourself? – I find it quite difficult to apply it on other people. I’ve tried a few times and I just can’t do it as well as I do on myself!

  47. Lyric says:

    My favourite Christmas movie is a toss-up between ELF and Christmas with The Kranks! I’ve already watched Christmas with The Kranks and its not even December yet:P I would use this gift card to get my mom a gift πŸ™‚
    Lyric recently posted … Jordana Twist in Shine

  48. Rita Morgan says:

    This was my third Thanksgiving spending at my husband’s family in FL, it s great to spend Black Friday at the beach. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

  49. Geena O Joseph says:

    I spent thanksgiving with frds, so blessed to ve them especially since I do not ve family here to celebrate with…!

  50. Shannon says:

    My go-to Christmas movie is The Holiday, preferably by the fire with a glass of wine πŸ™‚

  51. Jess Scull says:

    I love A Christmas Story!

  52. Noelle says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation!

  53. PS says:

    I only have one favorite make-up brush and it’s the fan brush. Favorite Christmas movie is Elf. πŸ™‚

  54. Erin says:

    I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!!

  55. michelle says:

    from one makeup lover to another . happy holidays XD

  56. Ellen says:

    I indulged in the Saks beauty $25 gift card with $100 purchase yesterday πŸ™‚

    Best three brushes: Kevyn Aucoin Super Soft Powder Buff Brush, Dior Medium Backstage Eyeshadow Brush, and…MAC 168

  57. Swati says:

    Much easier to makeup on myself than other people!!!

  58. Laura says:

    Just did some black friday dvd shopping.

  59. Megan says:

    I did Black Friday shopping and bought plenty of E.L.F. makeup!

  60. Ling says:

    Have a good day!

  61. sarah says:

    I’m a long-time lurker and this is my first comment. I love your blog! I always come here to see swatches and reviews if I’m planning on buying something. πŸ™‚

    I did all my Black Friday shopping online this year to avoid the crowds! It’s crazy out there!

  62. Elsa says:

    This would be a nice christmas bonus!

  63. Icequeen81 says:

    The nightmare before christmas and also Charlie brown Christmas are my favorite holiday movies.

  64. Amy says:

    Went to Target yesterday, completely unplanned trip. No crowds or anything. And I didn’t even buy anything on sale lol I just love me some Target.

  65. Lori P says:

    I do any Black Friday shopping online. No stores for me that day!

  66. GB says:

    I watch “Love Actually” every year.

  67. Shelly says:

    I find it much easier to do makeup on myself!

  68. Nikki says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf – I am a huge fan of Will Ferrell.

  69. Chanelle (C.M.) says:


  70. Kelsey says:

    This thanksgiving I spent the day with fellow Americans in London, the restaurant didn’t make pumpkin pie, but it was okay because we were so happy to hang out!

  71. Kiara says:

    I wish in my country MAC had Back to MAC πŸ™ Would totally take advantage of it! They say that shipping is too expensive!
    Kiara recently posted … Brown Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial!

  72. Cynthia says:

    I had a very low key Thanksgiving with family and friends (wore my pjs all day). Did not shop on Black Friday, I hung out with my children. My fav Christmas film is A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim. It has a creepy feel, after all it is a ghost story, and also Alistair is awesome as Scrooge.

  73. Kristy says:

    I loved doing Halloween makeup on my cousins, we were Day of the Dead sugarskulls!

  74. Ana says:

    I find that doing makeup on other people can be extremely difficult if they move around. The worst is when I’m doing there mascara and eyeliner. If the cooperate though it can be easier

  75. Elizabeth Alam says:

    Did you do any Black Friday shopping? Yes and no… I took my brothers and cousins but didn’t buy a thing for myself! Hubby got the Xbox 1 and seemed soooo excited!

    Do you ever use product recycling programs like Back to MAC? Yes- back to Mac

    What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas movie? Love Actually

  76. sweeks1980 says:

    I love Christmas, and picking a favorite movie/special is difficult (if not impossible). Some of my favorites include “White Christmas,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” and “While You Were Sleeping” (it’s sort of a Christmas-themed :)).

  77. Emily F says:

    I need that wreath in my life.

  78. irini says:

    I back to mac-ed two months ago!

  79. Sarah W says:

    A Christmas Story is our family tradition!

  80. aLICIA B. says:

    Love Christmas Vacation…funniest movie ever!

  81. Alyza Rae says:

    I just finished my first ever foundation!

  82. Robin says:

    I did do some Black Friday shopping– but all of it was online! I’m feeling so proud that I’m not leaving all of my Christmas gift shopping until the last minute for once. πŸ˜›

  83. MK says:

    My favorite holiday movie is “The Holiday” with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. It’s such a feel good movie πŸ™‚

  84. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I went Black Friday shopping, started at 6:00pm on Thursday and got home at 3:15am Friday. I didn’t go for the deals I went for the girl time with two of my best friends.

  85. nat ogu says:

    soo many things i could use this card for

  86. Erin says:

    For Thanksgiving I went over to my uncle’s house. He has a meat smoker, so we had a smoked turkey. I did some Black Friday shopping. But Sephora messed up my order so… I don’t know what is going to happen with that.

  87. Chaitra says:

    Lots of blackfriday shopping from GAP, Bath & Body works & Nordstrom!!

  88. Jennifer says:

    Thanksgiving was quiet at my house. Himself and I stayed home and I cooked. Made a huge Carol-Doda-sized turkey breast (7.8 pounds) for just the two of us. Never having cooked a turkey breast with bone, I was quite befuddled as to which side went “up.” Turned the darn thing this way and that, tried to imagine legs/head/wings original places and came up clueless. While cooking it needed a “bra” as it wouldn’t stay put and kept flopping around. Did my best and I got it right! BTW, no amount of googling helped in figuring out which way was “up.” Used the SF Chronicle brine recipe–DELISH. Add to that my best-in-the-entire-world mashed potatoes, StoveTop Chicken Stuffing (OK, a tad white-trashy, but we LOVE it!), home-made cranberry relish from my grandmother’s 1890 recipe, and Claim Jumper Lattice Apple Pie (DELISH–why make from scratch when this is so good?). I was planning on doing something green but himself said that this was enough for him. So, other than the best Cranberry Relish of all time, it was an all white, ecru, tan, and light yellow meal. YUM!!!!

  89. Gemi says:

    I’m so proud of myself, I cooked on thanksgiving and it was suuuper yummy!!!

  90. carol roberts clark says:

    had a great thanksgiving i didnot go black friday shopping to many people but someone went for me

  91. Mallory says:

    I currently work in retail, so I had to work on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I never want to see a holiday shopper again!
    I always watch a marathon of “The Holiday,” “Elf,” and “Love, Actually” while wrapping Christmas presents and sipping a peppermint mocha. I can’t get enough of those movies this time of year.

  92. Mallory says:

    Oh my gosh, I almost forgot “Christmas Vacation” and “A Christmas Story” – – CLASSICS!

  93. Kelsey says:

    I did some Black Friday shopping at The Body Shop- got $70 worth of stuff for $15 πŸ˜€

  94. Katrina B. says:

    I really really want the Naked 3 palette. I can’t believe they sold out so quickly!

  95. Efrain says:

    Damn this Saturday I couldn’t answer any of the question since I’m in Mexico what means we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday doesn’t exist here, etc.

    However in other words I can tell you I survived to my first semester in college yeah!

    Also I remember I had to send you an email just to tell you some musings.
    Efrain recently posted … Estoy de vuelta y varias nominaciones/TAGs

  96. Denise F. says:

    We went over to my in-laws’ for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a pretty chill day, no complaints and lots to be thankful for.

  97. Jordi says:

    We hosted Thanksgiving… I didn’t start shopping until (gasp!) after 7 am on Friday. I bring black pots back to Lush and tubes back to Origins on Earth Day and I terracycle my son’s diaper and wipe packaging. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  98. Deborah says:

    Way too much Black Friday window shopping, all online! Eheh…

  99. stacy says:

    No shopping for me!

  100. seyran says:

    I hosted an expat thanksgiving for 8 in australia! We all had food babies by the end of the night.

  101. Caroline says:

    i ate so much i need to start hardcore exercising!

  102. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I didn’t do any black Friday shopping.

  103. emily says:

    i am SO FULL. I LOVE THANKSGIVING. hope you had a great one!

  104. Kristia says:

    I went black friday shopping yay πŸ™‚

  105. Morgan says:

    My husband and I went out on Thanksgiving night and shopped around (picked up some sweet deals, too!), but not on actual Black Friday (is that weird? haha). Also, does Nightmare Before Christmas count as a holiday movie? It’s like a twofer, Halloween AND Christmas! Love it.

  106. Kat says:

    Was tempted to go for the online Black Friday sales but I’m just going to have to wait for Cyber Monday!

  107. Lorraine says:

    Scrooge with Albert Finney. Holiday Affair with Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. White Christmas with Rosemary Clooney. Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. Elf with James Caan. Love holiday movies!

  108. Kay says:

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  109. Steffinie says:

    Unfortunately I did no Black Friday shopping this year for the first time. I tried my hardest to ignore all the deals since I shouldn’t be buying much stuff for the time being. It was hard but I managed!

  110. Courtnie Miller says:

    I had Thanksgiving dinner at my parents with my uncle, sister, and boyfriend.

  111. Tiffany says:

    I placed 4 sephora orders on Black Friday. I need to learn how to be more financially responsible =(

  112. Katherine says:

    I recently got into Hourglass brushes and right now, the #1, #2, and #9 are my favorites!!

  113. Casie says:

    Black Friday and I are NOT good friends AT ALL!!

  114. Elizabeth C says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually! Oh and my feet still hurt from all the shopping I did on Friday!

  115. Amy says:

    I’m going through rough times with my bf, turning to makeup to get my mind off things

  116. Jessie C. says:

    A Christmas story is my favorite

  117. Crystal says:

    I just went to Kohl’s for Black Friday shopping.

  118. Meg Schneider says:

    Didn’t do too much Black Friday shopping as I re-stocked my staples with one of Sephora’s promotions a few weeks back. No point in saving money if you weren’t going to spend it in the first place! Would love to win! πŸ™‚

  119. Caroline Shunbo says:

    I love back2MAC! I always get a lipstick <3

  120. Claudia Davis says:


  121. Maegan Morin says:

    I did not do ANY Black Friday shopping. Im holding out for Cyber Monday πŸ˜€

  122. Kim says:

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend!

  123. Stephanie G says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Muppets’ Christmas Carol!

  124. Stef says:

    i ate a lottttttt for Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  125. Dollie says:

    I guess you would love the weather in Mumbai since you’re a warm weather girl. Even in winter, it rarely goes below 14C. I would love to experience a white winter sometime.

  126. Leslie Kiley says:

    Today I took my beautiful daughter to High Tea to celebrate her birthday

  127. Elizabeth says:

    My Black Friday was spend all on indie nail polish

  128. Louise says:

    Top 3 brushes I own: Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush, Make Up For Ever HD Kabuki brush & MAC 187

  129. Justine says:

    The only shopping I did was buying a book from Amazon for 30% off using the code “BOOKDEAL”

  130. Alisson says:

    I have a hard time picking just one Christmas movie, I love pretty much all of them, even the cheesy ones on TV πŸ™‚ I love everything about Christmas. I like doing makeup on other people sometimes, but I prefer to do mine because I feel like I have more control and can do whatever I want.

  131. Amber says:

    I had a great Thanksgiving because my sister was with me, and we almost lost her a few months back in a car accident we were in. So happy to enjoy her every day, love that girl!

  132. Elaine says:

    Thanksgiving was great with the family.

  133. Mich says:

    I did go black friday shopping but I didn’t shop nearly as long as I usually do. The sales were pretty lousy this year.

  134. Brooke says:

    I am excited because my mom is coming to visit me next week. This is her first visit to CA to our home (we’ve lived here ten years, but we always go back to visit family). I’m taking her to the MAC counter for a makeover one of the days, and I have some empties to make sure we both get lipsticks! I can’t wait to spend time with her.

  135. Aracely says:

    I shopped for the first time on Black Friday this year!!! But I have to say, I did it from the comfort of my own home online!!! Loved it! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. tiffany says:

    The only Black Friday sale I literally participated in was AE’s 50% off for a single PJ top. I had already spent $$ on other sales prior to and am on a budget so I had to really narrow down and self talk myself into determining what I wanted to get the most lol.

  137. Myra says:

    My black Friday shopping mainly consisted of online shopping! However, I couldn’t resist bath and body works! So yummy! πŸ™‚

  138. preethy says:

    Do index, pinky and middle fingers count as my 3 favorite brushes?

  139. destine2grow says:

    I did shop this weekend and I stayed in all day on thanksgiving with my fam!

  140. mini says:

    No black friday shopping for me except for a lip gloss.

  141. Andrea Amy says:

    i have lots of favourite holiday movies. At the top of my list are: The Santa Clause, Christmas with the Kranks, Elf, and Home Alone.

  142. Aina Yao says:

    Spent thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s side of the family because i rarely see them and he’s back from school!

  143. Aimey says:

    This Thanksgiving, I spent it with my immediate family (i.e. my mom, dad, and sister). Both my sister and me go to college, but at different schools so the holidays are always special for our family since they’re the few times the four of us can all sit down for a meal and just, you know. Chill. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday, Karen!

  144. Makai says:

    Hi there! Love ur blog and Sephora! For Thanksgiving, I cooked all day! It was great, I’d love to get some holiday baking started!

  145. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I got a LED Tv on Black Friday!

  146. FreshEyre says:

    I shopped online in my pajamas just about all day on Thanksgiving with my little doggie by my side. I’m just about done with my holiday shopping but to be honest I bought as much for myself as I did for other people !

  147. Ellie P. says:

    Now that it’s December, I’m really looking forward to Christmas so I’ll share my favorite Christmas film, or rather genre? Anyway, I love watching those old classic (60s-80s)claymation Christmas movies like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, and Jack Frost. I grew up watching these films so even though I’m older now, I still enjoy watching them.

    Thanks for this giveaway, Karen!

  148. mrsshukra says:

    Stayed home on Black Friday but cyber shopping now!

  149. Jennifer says:

    Online shopping is more fun while laying on my bed rather dealing a lot of people at the mall …but what I hate about online shopping is waiting for your package to come lol

  150. Sydney says:

    I had been lusting after the NARS One Night Stand cheek palette ever since it came out and I went to buy it online on Thanksgiving and it had sold out, so after a mini panic attack I decided that I NEEDED to go to Sephora the second they opened the next day, ironically Black Friday. Upon my arrival at 6 am I was blessed and found the palette sitting cozily on the shelf and now it is sitting cozily on my vanity.

  151. Tasnia says:

    black friday shopping was online! funtimes on modcloth.com! i tihnk they still have a sale going on

  152. Shantinn says:

    I got to do two things that I’d been wanting to do for a while over the last two weeks. Those were 1) make double chocolate chip cookies from scratch, and 2) get a Clarisonic. Have to say, I’m feelin’ pretty proud πŸ™‚

    B-T-dubs, I had a dream we met up for lunch and just fangirl-ed over the beach scene in Catching Fire. It was an awesome conversation with lots of squealing lol.

    Love does a great holiday make..and I know you’re surrounded by it. Happy Holidays, Karen!

  153. EM says:

    Went to see Pink in concert and when I got home I found out that Paul Walker passed away πŸ™

  154. Carolyn N. says:

    I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  155. Tricia says:

    Have some new yarn to crochet

  156. Krystie says:

    I spent Thanksgiving feasting with my loved ones. πŸ™‚

  157. tina says:

    I was hoping to get a Black Friday deal on a Kindle Fire, but alas, nothing online. Or in stores – I don’t want to get trampled!

  158. Carol B says:

    I did go Black Friday shopping!! It was the first time I went in years…and now I remember why I stopped shopping on black friday!! OMG! It was wall to wall people in the mall I went to. There were lines to get into the stores. The lines to check out were really, really long because of all the 50% off sales but I’m happy though…I got most of my Christmas shopping done! πŸ™‚

  159. Leslie says:

    Thanksgiving was peaceful and full of good food! Hope you had a good one Karen!

  160. Shev says:

    We don’t have Back to MAC here in Manila! Boo! So I save up my old MAC products and just bring them when I go to Singapore or Hong Kong.

  161. Cyrille says:

    I find it way easier to apply makeup on myself rather than on a friend.

  162. Sheryl says:

    I love Mac brushes.

  163. Natalie says:

    I have seriously fallen in love with your blog! <3

  164. LiLi says:

    There is nothing like spending time w/ great family on Thanksgiving. Love cup is full…

  165. Maren says:

    I like holiday horror movies, one of my faves being “Black Christmas.” And not so horror-y: Edward Scissorhands.

  166. Clemence says:

    I find it easier to apply makeup on myself than on other people!

  167. Rene Groyer says:

    I did loads of shopping on black Friday.Went to once a year sale for luxury brands and bought Decleor products at a 5th of their price.Very cool !

  168. Grace Gonzales says:

    I did all my shopping online, I found better deals by using coupon codes.

  169. Mardi says:

    I didn’t do anything for Thanksgiving – I’m Australian! We did wish a friend in New York Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hannukah by email though πŸ™‚

  170. Ela says:

    Super stoked about this because LOOK AT ALL THOSE AMAZING PRODUCTS. <3

  171. Bhevarri says:

    Randomness! Secret World is an awesome game <3 that is all

  172. Sarah says:

    I just finished college applications! WOOT WOOT!

  173. Jana Ricketts says:

    I actually got a tree and put it up Thanksgiving morning! I also wanted to get into the holiday spirit early πŸ™‚

  174. Patricia says:

    I’m far away from home so I spent it with my closest friends here in Paris. I would love to win!

  175. Agata says:

    I had a really nice Thanksgiving. My hubby’s sister did a surprisingly good job on the dinner πŸ™‚

  176. Erica says:


  177. Rose says:

    I would love to win the $50 Sephora egift card.

  178. Valentina says:

    I find sooooo much easier to do makeup on someone else than on myself, of course! I did sometimes on my girlfriends and I was so happy with the result, but me.. I still have to improve a little, let’s say!

  179. Lora W. says:

    We had our Thanksgiving dinner last weekend because my son was with his Dad on Thanksgiving. So, on Thursday, I had sandwiches and wore my pajamas. Only online shopping for me.

  180. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!
    Hv a great weekend!

  181. Lisa Brown says:

    i stayed home for thanksgiving

  182. Sarah says:

    I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping. Cyber Monday is more my style.

  183. Samantha L. says:

    My boyfriend and I watched Jingle all the Way while I was cooking for Thanksgiving.

  184. Ralitza says:

    I love Home alone! The best X-mas movie ever!!!! πŸ™‚

  185. On Black Friday I ordered Season Six of Mad Men which was on sale at Amazon for $10.

  186. Jasmin q. says:

    Well I didn’t buy anything in the black Friday my father was sick and I didn’t have time to go out and buy !!!!

  187. I have only been OUT on Black Friday once…i get too anxious! I do my black friday/ cyber monday shopping online where it’s safe and i have no chance of getting trampled by crazy crowds…
    Kristina Vieweg recently posted … TONS of Black Friday Beauty Sales!! (Late night Thursday Post!!!)

  188. Jenny says:

    I did very little Black Friday shopping. What I did get was some flannel sheets, a big fuzzy blankey, and the great gatsby dvd from Target. Cyber Monday deals at Tone It Up shopbeachbabe shop and perfect fit protein are really what I splurged on.

  189. Lulubelle says:

    I did some online Black Friday shopping (Zoya), but no way will brave the crowds!

  190. Roxy as says:

    I have turkey with my friends then I hang out with my friends !!!

  191. Ashwini says:

    I find it much easier to apply makeup on myself. I know the amount of pressure I need to put, the angle at which to hold the tools, the colors, the amount.. it’s just easier on myself πŸ™‚

  192. Maria says:

    I would love to win the $50 sephora GC…what a wonderful Christmas gift for me!

  193. Tania G says:

    Thanksgiving is always at my parents and it’s something we always look forward to every year.

  194. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I did not do any Black Friday shopping! I did go to Walgreens on Thanksgiving morning, they had Herbal Essences Shampoo & conditioner and ponytail holders for free after register rewards, so I had to pick some up!

    I find it easier to put makeup on myself, especially eye makeup. My 7 year old is a competitive dancer and trying to put makeup on her (especially mascara & eyeliner) is not very easy!!

  195. KATHY says:

    My first Thanksgiving as a divorced woman….I must stop eating. (shopping helps!)

  196. Caryn says:

    I do no Black Friday shopping in the stores, but I got a ton accomplished online!

  197. Dolly Cool says:

    My favourite Christmas movie is HOME ALONE πŸ™‚

  198. Liz says:

    I did Black Friday shopping online at Nordstrom and Sephora.

  199. stephanie says:

    i went black friday shopping

  200. femto femto says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Muppets’ Christmas Carol!

  201. Colleen says:

    I volunteered to work on Friday as there is no way I will go near a mall on Black Friday. So I got some OT and I’m ready for cyber Monday.

  202. Tinisha Lambeth says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. Thanks!

  203. Amber says:

    Its not a proper Christmas without my long list of holiday movies a “few” of which include Home Alone,Miracle on 34th St (w/Natalie Wood),Bad Santa and Gremlins (just for kicks and giggles),Love Actually,The Holiday and Trading Places. Oh,and of course all of the animated classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

  204. Danielle says:

    I did my Black Friday shopping online. Was so excited for the nars friends and family sale. 20% off with code narsfriends valid till Monday!

  205. flora says:

    My favourite christmas movie is love actually πŸ™‚

  206. sarah jau says:

    I did shopping on black Friday and I bought some beauty products πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  207. lesleyk says:

    We went to my boyfriend’s parents’ house at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas. So pretty and peaceful, especially once the screaming kids left. Most of my Black Friday shopping was via the Internet, Sephora, Ulta (two new UD polishes!) and Nars orders.

  208. diane redcay says:

    My oldest son came home for thanksgiving its been over 10 yrs all my kids were together perfect!!

  209. Denise says:

    That’s my kind of wreath in the photo!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter–

  210. Maria J. says:

    Best 3 Blushes I own is Milani Luminoso, theBalm Frat Boy and Wet ‘n Wild Heather Silk.

  211. Jennie H says:

    Would so love to win!!!

  212. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hello! I wish I could do makeup on others well . . . right now, only good at doing my own!

  213. Ambritt G says:

    I didn’t go shopping on black Friday however I did get some online deals days before and on Saturday I went to Ulta and picked up something on sale that was apart of their black Friday deals. I went to the mall a few years ago on black Friday it was fun but too crazy for me lol.

  214. Kylie says:

    I hadn’t planned to go Black Friday shopping, but my brother asked me to pick up a few things for his girlfriend (who he was spending the day with), so I headed out to the mall.

  215. Daraya says:

    My favorite holiday movies would have to be White Christmas and Home Alone! πŸ™‚

  216. reilly kate says:

    wow November flew by!!!! I can’t believe it’s December already! now I can talk about Christmas!

  217. Katy says:

    I’m gonna have to go with A Christmas Story. So funny!

  218. Meg says:

    I actually find it harder to do makeup on others than on myself!

  219. Denise B says:

    I bought a Sedona Lace brush set on Black Friday!!

  220. YouGoGlenCoco says:

    I’ve been debating some Shu Uemura purchases for Black Friday– want to try out their oil face wash and make up an eyeshadow quad. Any suggestions for colours?

  221. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    We drove 15hrs to spend just 2.5 days with my family for Thanksgiving! Needless to say, I got absolutley no Christmas/Black Friday shopping done, lol…

  222. Allison says:

    Went to my cousin’s house for Tday and saw the rest of the cousins, cousins’ kids, and my aunt. A great day! And yesterday, we visited art galleries on Newbury St in Boston. Hate to see the weekend end.
    Allison recently posted … GIVEAWAY: Milani Makeup & Lip-Shaped Makeup Cases!

  223. Amanda Mendez says:

    I didn’t do too much black friday shopping, just a few things from Sephora and I scored the US lipstick set!!! WOOHOO =)

  224. Susan T. says:

    I’ve never used the Back to Mac program because I’ve never finished a MAC product, but I do use the Lush black pot recycling program all the time. I love getting the free face mask. The Sacred Truth is my favorite!

  225. nlm8 says:

    Ready for It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story!

  226. Ciara M says:

    I did some Black Friday shopping! I’m in Ireland (We don’t celebrate thanksgiving) but my uncle lives in America and he’s coming home for Christmas, so I shipped a bunch of stuff to him πŸ˜€
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  227. Liz Moss says:

    We ate at the casino buffet and then relaxed the rest of the day. It was perfect!

  228. Ann says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Since You Went Away. It’s not a “Christmas movie” but Christmas plays a major role in it.

  229. Lkt says:

    Yay! It’s Dec 1st! I can finally pull out the christmas decor and get to work!

  230. Ceja says:

    I FINALLY helped cook more on Thanksgiving. I made deserts, glazes, helped make and prepare the ham, the sweet potatoes and macaroni, and drinks. It was lovely. I spent it with my close family and we played scrabble and taboo for HOURS while singing whatever song that played on pandora.

  231. Liz says:

    The best three makeup brushes I own are all radically different: different manufacturers, different materials, and different purposes.

    I use my IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing foundation brush every single day to apply my powder foundation. I haven’t found one yet that it doesn’t work with beautifully.

    I use a MAC 217 to blend my under eye concealer daily, too. Haven’t found anything that works better. Seriously.

    If I am using eyeliner (which is to say, just about every day) I use my tarte double-ended liner brush. The skinny end can’t be beat for gel iner, and the smudging end is perfect for applying powder or for blending out pencil. A real workhorse, and very well-made.

  232. tina says:

    merry christmas! πŸ˜›

  233. Jill says:

    Didn’t do any Black Friday shopping!

  234. Jocelyn says:

    I did a little Black Friday shopping, but online only. I’m trying to get things finished early this year so I don’t end up panicked and shopping at the last minute (which always equals spending more money). I’m about 2/3 done right now.

  235. Nikki says:

    I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping. Instead, I opted to spend the day with my kids and browse pictures online of cute, adorable yorkies.

  236. Emily says:

    For Thanksgiving I spent time with my family for dinner at my aunt’s place and watched movies with my cousins.

  237. In! I am totally broke, and that is not a good thing with the upcoming holidays and all πŸ™
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Shop my closet & beauty stash!

  238. camille says:

    karen! didn’t do much for thanksgiving. still trying to adjust this sleep cycle. i did have a makeshift thanksgiving with The Man last night πŸ™‚ we ordered Papa John’s and i had ice cream. gluttony. LoL

    hope the weekend has treated you well! i haven’t painted my nails yet. πŸ™ maybe tonight.

  239. Ornella G says:

    Hi. I’m from Jamaica and we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving but I spent it at home with friends. I find it about the same doing make up for myself and others. When I’m doing it on myself I know the look I want to achieve but on others you are able to see how the makeup complements the different angles and tones of the skin. So it’s equal for me.

  240. TrippyPixie says:

    I bought a few things from Geek Chic Cosmetics for Black Friday. No way am I dealing with crowds!

  241. Amoure Jones says:

    Every Thanksgiving we have a family gathering which is buffet style. Although my grandmother has been passed on for 6 years the tradition continues.

  242. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you had a great thanksgiving. I didnt do any black friday shopping, although thanksgiving dinner was wonderful! My hubby got me the lorac pro palette for an early christmas present πŸ™‚ Best 3 brushes I own are probably my $1 ELF flat shader, Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluff (mac 217 dupe), and coastal scents Classic Blender.

  243. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I did some online window shopping, but nothing tempted me to buy. I am not easily tricked into the “it’s the best deal ever” marketing that happens on black Friday.

  244. Lynn says:

    No black friday for me this year. i don’t have money saved up for it. but it’s ok maybe by end of dec i will saved up and do some after holiday damage!

  245. Amy says:

    Plenty of Black Friday shopping! I hit up Bench, Chapters and Julep

  246. Wayne says:

    Snow on the ground here.

  247. Rachel says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf!

  248. Mandy says:

    No BF shopping but I bought me some Eve Pearl online this morning. Awesome discount with code.

  249. Aida says:

    My all time favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually!

  250. Leigh says:

    I had a great Thanksgiving with family…no Black Friday shopping but I am all over cyber Monday!

  251. Sarah says:

    Only shop online on Black Friday.

  252. Salma S says:

    My absolute favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone!

  253. Julio says:

    I hate black friday! Everyone gets super crazy for discounted dvd’s. It’s not a good luck.

  254. Trang says:

    I live for Black Friday!! It’s my favorite holiday!

  255. Maria C. says:

    My three favorite brushes are all from Sigma. It’s the eye blending brush, the large shader brush, and the duo fiber stippling brush.

  256. Melissa says:

    I havent used enough products all the way to Back to MAC … sad!

  257. Elizabeth Healy says:

    Hosted my first ever Thanksgiving at our house this year- was terrified, but it went well. This is my favorite time of the year, and the movies definitely help add to the holiday spirit. I have a TON of favorite christmas movies, but my top 5 (because no, I couldn’t keep it to a top 3, even… sad, I know). 1.It’s a Wonderful Life 2. A Charlie Brown Christmas 3. Elf 4. Home Alone 5. White Christmas. Makes me wanna watch one now πŸ™‚ P.S., thanks for the giveaway, Karen! I love your blog!

  258. Camille says:

    I would find it odd to do makeup on someone else! I’ve been doing my own for so many years, guess I’m just used to it.

  259. Kirsten Pawl says:

    We celebrated thanksgiving earlier since i’m from Canada!

  260. Amanda DiLoreto says:

    I went Black Friday shopping for the first time this past Thursday! I ended up spending way more money than I had planned, but I’m so excited to try the Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case I picked up from Sephora!

  261. Jen says:

    One of my favorite Christmas movies is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Love the Grinch’s little dog. πŸ™‚
    Also – I found a couple great clothing items at the Nordstrom Rack on Black Friday – both black (pants and a skirt).
    btw – since you are a cat owner and I’m on a theme – I have a black cat (Raven).

  262. Pii says:

    I’m from Spain and here we don’t have Thanksgiving Day. But I am in my first job as English teacher (a dream came true) and I was playing with my children to learn Thanksgiving vocabulary… And we also made crafts! Black Friday discounts are more and more common in Spain so I bought a pair of mascaras (YSL effet faux cils & lancome definicils) and some clothing.
    Thank you for the giveaway πŸ˜‰

  263. Lauren says:

    I didnt go black friday shopping πŸ™ I didn’t want to wake up at 5 to go with my sister, but I’m waiting on cyber monday!!

  264. Sophie says:

    I can’t wait for naked 3 to come out in sephora stores.

  265. Yamini says:

    Did shopping for this thanksgiving

  266. Almu says:

    It’s been my first Thanksgiving and Black Friday ever! I am from Europe, and now I am living in NYC. It was amazing to see how the streets in the city were pretty much empty on Thursday. Unbelievable! I enjoyed the holiday too much.

  267. Heather says:

    I’m waiting for cyber Monday to snag a Laura Geller lipgloss (melon something) I’ve been lusting after in ulta. Tomorrow I may be making my 3rd ever trip to sephora since the closest one is 2 hours away it takes planning.

  268. Wendy Lange says:

    I had Thanksgiving at my house for my family back in October ~ from Canada. I did do some Black Friday shopping online. I love the movie Miracle on 34th Street.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Facebook: Alexia Harvours

  269. Calli says:

    Got some of my christmas shopping done this thanksgiving weekend!

  270. Claire says:

    1. Suqqu Cheek Brush
    2. Hakuhodo S102 Finishing Brush
    3. Tom Ford Bronzer Brush

  271. Bernice says:

    Wasn’t able to do any shopping this weekend πŸ™

  272. Marie says:

    I went to my uncles house in Boston for the weekend! It was so much fun!

  273. sylvia says:

    no black friday shopping this time around – too tired!

  274. Julie B. says:

    Did some Black Friday online shopping; too crazy out in public. Got some good deals and finished my main shopping already!

  275. Taylor says:

    I just bought some Mary Lou Manizer because I suddenly became obsessed with the idea of luminzer – but I have no idea how to use it without looking like a disco ball! Hmmmm…..

  276. Emily says:

    I did lots of black friday shopping online. I refuse to shop in store with all the crowds.

  277. Theresa says:

    I went to Irvine spectrum on black friday!

  278. krutika says:

    I think its much harder to do makeup on someone else:( Need to perfect that art!

  279. Christina says:

    putting makeup on other people is so hard! i can do it on myself fine though. i guess theres a special technique??

  280. Julia says:

    I went shopping with my husband on Black Friday, but we only spent a few hours at the mall before going home and taking naps.

  281. Fergie says:

    I shopped on Black Friday for the first time ever this year! Quite the experience. I went to Skin Food, a store specializing in Korean skincare, and picked up lots of sheet masks that I’m excited to try!

  282. PVUE says:

    I cooked thanksgiving dinner this year!

  283. Catarina Belissa says:

    Today I tried doing makeuo in someone other than myself and it looked good but iy is way more dificult.

  284. Julie says:

    Favorite holiday movie is Christmas Vacation. Sooo funny, even after seeing it a million times. And I will never stop dreaming of having that house covered in lights!

  285. Kristen says:

    I’m trying so hard not to buy ignore the black Friday/Cyber Monday deals when I know the Naked 3 is on its way to me and I actually need to buy others gifts. So many times I fill a shopping cart then I shut my laptop and walk away for a bit.

  286. krystle says:

    No black friday shopping for me just work and it was CRAZY!!!

  287. Jessica says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is The Santa Clause!

  288. Terri says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf. Hilarious!

  289. Beth-l says:

    My Black Friday purchases were a dog crate mat and dog food, and online a Nars lipstick,

  290. Sana says:

    My favourite movie is elf

  291. Kayla H says:

    My favourite Christmas movie is definitely the old Rudolph, I still watch it every year!

  292. Lindsey O says:

    I didn’t do Black Friday shopping at the store, but I did some online shopping! I’ve never done Black Friday shopping in real life. I really want to try it sometime though!

  293. Nik says:

    Yes, I spent $30 at Sephora on their black Friday $10 deals! 2 Alterna sets and the Caudalie set for stocking stuffers!

  294. Bcteagirl says:

    Thanksgiving was a month ago πŸ˜‰ I went to work πŸ˜›

  295. Nicole says:

    I find it easier to do makeup on myself rather than someone else.

  296. KittyPride says:

    How is Tabs? Is your Christmas tree safe? Thanks for the great giveaway πŸ˜€

  297. Forrest says:

    My favourite Christmas movie is Silent Night Deadly Night II!

  298. Jennifer says:

    I did not go to any stores on Black Friday, I just shopped on line.

  299. Dani says:

    Thanks for the giveaway :). Thanksgiving was spent with both families! Had a great day.

  300. J says:

    It’s freezing here in Paris ! soon it’s going to be hard to keep feminine and elegant!
    a little help would be a pleasant ray of sunshine!

  301. Lindsey M says:

    The only black friday shopping I did was online early Wednesday night so I could ignore any shopping during the actual holiday and time with my family.

  302. Leyda says:

    I had Thanksgiving a day early with my grandma who had surgery that morning. We had all the fixings. On the actual day of Thanksgiving, we sat around watching crap tv and murder mysteries!

  303. Esther says:

    I love the wreath in the photo- my kinda holiday ;)!!!!

  304. Jenna D says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I didn’t do any black fridAy shopping.

  305. Melinda L. says:

    We did our Black Friday shopping online…getting a Keurig! yay!!

  306. Polly says:

    Sad weekend with a few different tragedies…

  307. Adrianne B says:

    I’ve done the Back to MAC Program. Love it!!

  308. Kayla says:

    Didn’t do any black friday shopping, I may try to take advantage of cyber monday though!

  309. Mandy Sark says:

    I am wrapping up my semester. I just have to edit my 25 page paper and write a book review (for a book I still need to read). Two more weeks, two more weeks.

  310. Daniella says:

    Got a baby stroller and carseat for my April baby!

  311. Jennifer says:

    I bought a few of the BF deals at Sephora, but that was it! I ignored the rest of the emails piling in. It’s much easier to do my own makeup than anyone else’s, but maybe that’s because my friends are always really fidgety!

  312. chari says:

    thanks for everything!

  313. Chelsea Jauss says:

    I did my Black Friday shopping online! Got some awesome deals on Sugarpill, the new black OCC Stained Gloss and some Makeup Geek pigments, which I’m dying to try!!

  314. Lynda says:

    ate like a pig for thanksgiving, then went to vegas for 2 days then had to work sunday =)

  315. Sherry says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is “A Christmas Story.” Ralphie gets me every time!! “You’ll shoot your eye out kid.” Thanks for having another Sephora giveaway. That reminds me…I need to go shopping there, sometime soon!!

  316. Michelle says:

    I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping, though I did happen to pick up some leftover doorbusters from Ulta on Saturday (does that count?!).

  317. rebecca says:

    β€’What did you do for Thanksgiving? – slept, ate, and visited with my dad in my former home state.
    β€’Did you do any Black Friday shopping? – i didn’t, no. the crowds scare me a lot unfortunately.
    β€’Do you ever use product recycling programs like Back to MAC? – i have not. i did not know they existed!
    β€’What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas movie? – A Charlie Brown Christmas!!!
    β€’Do you find it easier to do makeup on someone else than it is to do it on yourself? – It’s easier to do everything on myself but eyeshadow. Eyeshadow is waaaaay easier on another person.
    β€’Best three makeup brushes you own? – The elf powder brush and eyeshadow contour brush (it’s a short, dense yet sorta fluffy one) and then a basic blending brush from sephora.

  318. BB says:

    I love A Christmas Story.

  319. Crystal says:

    Love your blog! Have I used a recycled program before? Yes, I sure have. I use Back 2 MAC as much as I can. Free lipstick? Motivation … lol. For instance my purse was recently stolen but I was able to replace my favorite Velvet Teddy lipstick the next day with just my old containers. Just much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  320. Danielle says:

    I did some online Black Friday shopping – and most of my gift shopping is done.

  321. christine says:

    I just relaxed on Friday and I quite enjoyed it.

  322. Gabi says:

    I went black friday shopping with the intention of getting some deals but of course i got sucked into sephora. I ended up walking out with the too faced a few of my favorite things set and laura mercier artist palette. Oops…

  323. kay says:

    I was working on black friday, so no shopping for me πŸ™

  324. Ingrid says:

    I use Bac2Mac all the time and I wish other companies did the same. I think it’s a great idea and I stick to MAC cleaning products just to be rewarded for my loyalty with a lipstick, it’s a great idea and we’re spending the money anyway!

  325. Cynthia F. says:

    I love Christmas Story and the Muppet Christmas Carol.

  326. Mahdi Martin says:

    For Thanksgiving I had my entire family over. It was totally crazy!

  327. Ruth says:

    I burned up my credit card on Friday buying christmas presents for almost everyone- just about done!

  328. Mina says:

    Hope I win! πŸ˜€

  329. Michelle says:

    For Thanksgiving I shopped online at Sephora! Love that store!

  330. Jeniel says:

    My boyfriend and I went to a friends house for Thanksgiving. Food wasn’t too bad. Sucks that my boyfriend’s parents moved to Florida earlier this year because his mom cooks an amazing Thanksgiving feast.
    Jeniel recently posted … Cirque Colors – French Roast Review

  331. Natasha P, says:

    My faaaavorite Christmas movie(s) are Love Actually (LOVE!) and all the clay-mation movies (Rudolph, Frosty, etc.) because everyone grew up watching them and how can you NOT still love them?! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!

  332. Majick says:

    For once I didn’t go anywhere – the DH and I stayed home and had lobster stuffed with crab and I made a new pasta dish. It was EXCELLENT!

  333. Solangel says:

    I mostly slept all day, ha!

  334. My dad got me some Sugarpill for Black Friday.

  335. Rachel says:

    i didn’t do any black friday shopping because i am broke as a joke ): this gift card would be a good way to do some shopping though……lol

  336. Aubrey says:

    I spent Thanksgiving with 2 of my high school friends who didn’t go home for Thanksgiving, and my boyfriend! We’ve been doing this for 4 years now πŸ™‚ For Black Friday all I bought were a couple of $10 deals off Sephora.com (Boscia Pore Perfection!! Shame they were out of Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple by the time I got online).

  337. Denise F says:

    I’ve always done black friday shopping…. except this year. πŸ™ I just didn’t feel like dealing with the craziness!

  338. MelodyJ says:

    My favorite holiday movies are It’s A Wonderful Life and The Muppet’s Christmas Carol.

  339. Darleen says:

    I did not go Black Friday shopping……. did not want to experience the madness! I wish more cosmetic companies participated and actually have GOOD prices, none of this 10%-20% off mumbojumbo!

  340. Amber says:

    Thank you for the giveaway x

  341. Cynthia says:

    I spent Thanksgiving preparing deep fried turkey dinner for 30. If you smelled something delicious in the air of Novato, twas most likely our dinner!

  342. auroragyps says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. Not only do I love the movie, but the soundtrack too.

  343. yodel says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’d love to see you do an ULTIMATE HG products series (like your FAVORITE mascara, foundation, blush,etc), or what you’d bring to wear to a gala on a deserted island (or, I guess, more pragmatically speaking, what products you’d bring on a glam vacation).

    I get so overwhelmed with the constant flow of beauty products coming out all the time. I want to invest in high quality stuff, but I don’t want to just invest in “new” things, I want to splurge on the best things. It’s so easy to be seduced by the bestseller lists at Sephora, et al, but I’m always conflicted.

    But all that said, you’re blog is one of my favorites! When you say you really like something, I either buy it or wishlist it right away!


  344. Peta W says:

    I’m in Australia so no Thanksgiving for me, however I did make a pumpkin pie with marshmallows on top a day later πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to travel to the US so I can have a real Thanksgiving and perhaps a white Christmas in New York. I have used Back to Mac and only just recently, I couldn’t believe I managed to get through six products though…. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  345. Valentina says:

    Best three makeup brushes I own:
    – MAC 239
    – Neve Cosmetics (Italian Brand) Red Amplified
    – Zoeva 235

  346. Liz says:

    I did not do any black friday shopping.

  347. wild orchid says:

    I really hope I get an ipad mini this year!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  348. Maria says:

    I absolutely love-love-love my Real Technic brushes! Especially the buffing brush & contour brush from core collection and blush brusg for bronzers.

  349. Krista J. says:

    I online shopped at Amazon for my niece and nephew!

  350. Amy C says:

    I refuse to Black Friday shop. I had to work anyway. I will be cyber Monday shopping for sure. Love the blog Karen, Merry Holidays!!!

  351. Rina says:

    I braved Black Friday for the first time ever, and scored the ipad mini I wanted at Walmart πŸ™‚ But what’s up with ‘Black Friday’ being on Thanksgiving?! I barely finished cooking before I had to bolt out the door….

  352. Ruchita says:

    No Black Friday shopping for me. I stayed home and relaxed!

  353. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    my favorite christmas movie is a christmas story

  354. Nicole says:

    Did a bit of online shopping this weekend! Best way to do it =)

  355. Meredith says:

    I did not go black friday shopping.

  356. Lucy Nguyen says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone

  357. Alyssa Amparo says:

    Stayed at home to avoid the Black Friday craziness. Did some online window shopping. Thanks for this giveaway!

  358. Myriam says:

    My favorite holiday movies would be love actually, bridget jones diary, the holiday and the grinch!

  359. Mimi Kitten says:

    I’ve spent WAY to much this Black Friday.. whoops!

  360. Luciana Lima says:

    No Black Friday shopping :/

  361. Rie says:

    I did a little Black Friday shopping!

  362. Diane says:

    Absolutely no Black Friday shopping at all–just the way I like it. Avoid crowds and traffic, and stay home! I realize I could have online shopped, but just wasn’t feeling it.

  363. Sondra (Soni) Christensen says:

    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf. Yep, I have that kind of humor. =)

  364. erin says:

    I did some online shopping on Black Friday, all on Sephora!

  365. Lisa K. says:

    Hi Karen!

  366. Alison says:

    I think that in the end, its not the aquisition of makeup that makes you happy – I don’t think I’m actually any happier for owning three more lipglosses. I think that the key to happiness is all-inclusive. Its appreciating what you have. The makeup is really just a bonus.


  367. michele l says:

    spethe day with wonderl friends helped my friends twins make turkey palce cards and football football and re football had a wonderful time

  368. leonie says:

    i dont know why its so much easier to put on makeup on myself than of others…. -_-

  369. AmyD says:

    I need to find a dupe for Dior’s Hydra Life Skin Tint in shade 3 – it’s been discontinued :-/

  370. Tania says:

    No Black Friday shopping for me. My social anxiety is to high.

  371. Trude says:

    The only Black Friday shopping I did was online, and I’m glad I did -Cyber Monday deals seemed to be worse that Friday’s!

  372. Nikki says:

    My favourite brushes are the Real Techniques buffing brush, EcoTools flat top kabuki and a few months ago I treated myself at Sephora to their pro-blending brush. Would love to try higher end like MAC, sigma, etc but the price usually stops me seeing as I am still a beginner.

  373. aylin says:

    I really can not do makeup to someone else but i am quite good with myself..

  374. Angela says:

    My cat Sunny has gained a pound since I last weighed her. She now weighs 20lbs! Its all muscle.

  375. Monica says:

    Ahh!! Crossing my fingers for this. But believe it or not I had NO turkey this thanksgiving.

  376. taahirah says:

    I am terrible at doing other peoples makeup

  377. Andrea Darst says:

    My birthday is Wednesday…this would make the best gift ever!

  378. Kalyn says:

    I did not venture “out” for Black Friday, but instead shopped from the comfort of my bed. I purchased MAC’s Hautecore lipstick, some Sedona Lace makeup brushes that were 50% off, and the new Pink Velvet Velvetine from Limecrime. I’m super excited about these purchases!!!!!

  379. Ruth says:

    I don’t think I could ever do make-up on someone else (except nails)…

  380. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  381. Sue says:

    I made chicken and stuffing for Thanksgiving. I’m just eating with one other person, no need to cook a huge turkey.

  382. Barbara says:

    It’s A Wonderful Life and Love Actually are my favorite holiday movies. Like to watch The Santa Clause with my teens. I am one of the few people who was not seen Elf, and I bought the DVD so this year I intend to watch it!

  383. Sarah says:

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The original, of course, not the terrible Jim Carrey version. πŸ™‚

  384. Alexandra says:

    No thanksgiving celebrations or Black Friday shopping for me. It’s not customary to partake if you’re not from or living in the U.S.A. πŸ˜‰

  385. Madison says:

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is my family’s favorite Christmas movie, we watch it every year.

  386. laura says:

    I really like the first two Home Alone movies. They were always fun to watch and very endearing.

  387. onegreatsmile says:

    I managed to avoid all the potatoes on T-day, was very proud of myself. I recently won a Kevyn Aucoin pencil brush……it is now my prized possession!!!!!!!

  388. Tiffany says:

    Love Actually – hands down, BEST holiday movie!

  389. Dorothy says:

    Thank you for doing this again Karen! xx

  390. Leonora says:

    My favourite Christmas movie is Home Alone…I will never be too old for it.

  391. Cecile Angulo says:

    I find it easier to do makeup on myself than others >_<

  392. Dani says:

    You are honestly my favorite beauty blogger! All of your posts are so fun and I look up to you as a beauty role model. πŸ™‚

  393. Lydia says:

    I went to my moms house for Thanksgiving!

  394. sammi says:

    My fav Christmas movie is A Christmas Story!

  395. lauren says:

    i love doing my roommates makeup! especially smokey eyes with my mac palette!

  396. Daisy D Alary says:

    saw catching fire yesterday, loved it! πŸ™‚

  397. Rosemarie says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving,Karen! I had a nice,quiet Thanksgiving with my parents. My favorite holiday movies are Christmas in Connecticut,A Christmas Story and Meet Me in St. Louis (for Judy Garland’s iconic performance of ”Have Yourself aMerry Little Christmas”.

  398. Kristen Hartert says:

    I went to both of my grandparents house and had thanksgiving diner and went to my boyfriends thanksgiving!

  399. Alexis says:

    All my shopping so far has been online… I’m pregnant and due to pop any day! I would love another $50 for more online shopping, though ;).

  400. Lynn says:

    Back to Mac – Oh yes.. I’ve known and participated several times. I like the idea of recycling.

  401. kristina says:

    i did a little bit of black friday shopping but there were too many people at the mall

  402. Thu says:

    I think it’s definitely easier to do makeup on myself! I

  403. Maggie says:

    I love to watch Home Alone during the holidays! A Christmas Story has to be my favorite though.

  404. Gigi Teehee says:

    I did some black friday shopping online!

  405. Petunia says:

    No Black Friday shopping for me. I do love Cyber Monday!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  406. Nichole Norris says:

    August Rush is my all time favorite movie! It brings tears to my eyes every time.

  407. brittany says:

    woooo sephora! recently became obsessed with mufe concealer

  408. Megan says:

    Oooooh. If I won, I would wait until Sephora got the new Benefit Lollitint.

  409. Azreen says:

    I love the photos that accompany the giveaway posts lately!

  410. ata says:

    Totally went crazy with sephora online black friday shopping lol.

  411. Kathy says:

    I actually recently started using MAC foundation, so I am excited to use their recycling program!! It will take me a few more months though to get through that many bottles πŸ™‚

  412. Erica says:

    i ate turkey and went online shopping on thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  413. Krystina says:

    It’s a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas movie!

  414. Jenny says:

    Went Black Friday shopping, didn’t find it as exciting as boxing day deals. Still got some nice stocking stuffers πŸ˜‰

  415. madelyn says:

    I spent Thanksgiving in Vegas! Woot woot.

  416. tal says:

    i got stuffed with turkey

  417. Joanna says:

    Need me some Sunday riley skincare asap

  418. Emily says:

    I decided not to go Black Friday shopping just because I don’t like that many stores opened at 6 or 8 pm Thanksgiving night. We should be spending Thanksgiving with our loved ones πŸ™‚ Now, if the stores had opened early Friday morning maybe I would’ve gone ;D

  419. roz says:

    no black friday shopping this year.

  420. Neko says:

    I didn’t do Black Friday because of a no-buy, but then I went and broke it because of the ULTA sale on Real Techniques brushes… bad me! I need a cone of shame now. πŸ™

    On the brighter side, yay for new brushes? My current favorite brushes include the Real Techniques Expert Face brush, Ecotools big powder brush, and Coastal Scents blender (the MAC 217 dupe). I’m excited to try the new RT brushes I bought–fine liner and setting brush!

  421. Ashleigh says:

    Eek, only a few minutes left! Well I thought I’d comment that I actually had Thanksgiving with my family this year, instead of housemates 2,000 miles away. I’ve had some great “Friendsgivings” but it’s just not the same.
    No, I’m all left thumbs when it comes to doing makeup on other people. Seriously, how do you apply liner or mascara? Even foundation poses a problem to me πŸ™
    And my favorite holiday movie is Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation. It’s tradition that we watch it at some point over the holidays.

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