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

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Win a $50 Sephora eCard from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Win a $50 Sephora eCard from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Hey, boo! Good morning. How are you? How’s everything out there?


“Out there…” Sounds like I’m talking to an astronaut. πŸ™‚

I hope you had a good week. I hope you experienced something new, got some nice weather, and had someone pay you a compliment, because that always feels good.

If not, then let’s do it now: “You’re sweet and kind and creative and have impeccably good taste, and I love you.”

Looks like the sun came out here this morning. It’s not as overcast as it was yesterday.

We actualy got more rain this week, which is starting to approach unusual weather territory, because here in this part of Northern California our last real rains of the season usually happen right around early April…

Most of the time. If I’m remembering correctly.

I don’t mind though. It makes my allergies a little worse, but it’s better for Mother Nature overall.

Keeps the flowers around and everything green longer.

Do you have any plans this weekend? All I really have is my dad’s bday dinner in the East Bay tonight and maybe a breakfast sammy and coffee at Panera Bread with El Hub in a few. Beyond that, I’m just sort of wingin’ it.

Best of luck in this week’s giveaway. I wish — WISH! — I was able to hold a giveaway where every single person could win. That would be a dream come true. I actually fantasize a lot about what kinds of things I could do for us here on the blog if I ever won the lottery. One of the ideas is to take a group of 10 readers off to Paris for an all-expenses-paid two-week adventure (because one week wouldn’t be enough). We could visit Chanel headquarters and spend one entire day in the Louvre.

Le sigh…

Have a great day today, babe. My tummy is rumbly, so I’ll talk to you soon. Panera is calling my name! πŸ™‚

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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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Where’s your favorite place to go for breakfast?
    • Do you own any clothes handed down from your grandma or mom?
    • What are your three favorite apps on your phone?
    • What has been the highlight of your April so far?
    • When I say “cats are” you say ________.
    • What are you wearing on your nails?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
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  1. michelle says:

    I wanna win!! <3

  2. Angel says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m actually so excited for next week, because I’m going to see Stars on Ice!! Aha, good luck on winning the lottery! πŸ™‚

  3. Rhoda K says:

    I’m wearing Rimmel Oh Boy You’re So Fine! on my nails. πŸ™‚ x
    Rhoda K recently posted … What Do The Colours You Wear Say About You?

  4. El's says:

    I’m wearing Shame from Urban Decay on my lips πŸ˜‰

  5. Maria J. says:

    My favorite 3 apps on my phone are Instagra, Repix and A Beautiful Mess.

  6. Troya says:

    Great giveaway! Thank you!
    Troya recently posted … Review:: Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Fig

  7. monica says:

    My favorite place to eat breakfast is a local kind of quirky deli. They have the most delicious food. They filmed the L word there once.

  8. Cindy says:

    Looking for the perfect eyelash base. Sadly, LancΓ΄me is not it.

  9. Jessica says:

    I have a cat named Nala because she looks like Nala from the lion king πŸ™‚

  10. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. Haha one of my favorite apps on my phone is Bingo Blitz, I play it all the time, at home, at the doctor, everywhere! My other two would probably be Instagram, Facebook, and this is more than one but my 2 pregnancy apps, very helpful and full of resouces! On my nails is NY139 by NickaK, it’s a bright cherry red. πŸ™‚

  11. Patsy says:

    Wearing Minnie Mouse polish from OPI on my nails with a coat of glitter polish on top!! It’s one of my faves!

  12. Amy says:

    boo! It’s raining here.

  13. Amanda says:

    I’ve been eyeing Nars the multiplier!

  14. Meg R says:

    Today I am wearing on my nail Original Mint by Mint Polish.

  15. Pam says:

    This is my first time checking this blog out and so far I am loving it!

  16. Laurinha says:

    Breakfast? At home, defenitely! All I need, all I have. If I go elsewhere, wow, much much much more than I need…… hahaha!!!

  17. Natalie says:

    On my nails I’m wearing Duri Rejuvacote with Essie Mademoiselle on top. πŸ™‚

  18. I love Makeup and I am using it to change women’s lives who have been down on their luck. Makeup for a 2nd Chance

  19. I’m wearing OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry.
    Rikki Poynter recently posted … April 2014 Favourites – MAC Playland, Sonia Kashuk, CoverFX, Kat Von D, MUFE

  20. Noga says:

    Just removed Zoya Godiva, need to pick something else… not sure what though, so many to choose from πŸ™‚

  21. Michelle says:

    Cats are….awesome!

  22. Ksenia says:

    Cats are cute!

  23. Charlotte says:

    Cats are snuggly!! Our two kittens love to sleep under the blankets and cuddle with us at night. They’re our babies πŸ™‚ love your blog!

  24. Miki says:

    My favorite t-shirts are hand-me-downs from my mom. They’re souvenirs from traveling she did when she was younger and they’re all soooo soft!
    Miki recently posted … Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild Review+Swatches

  25. Charlotte says:

    Cats are cuter than children.

  26. Tiffanie says:

    A trip to Paris for two weeks sounds divine!

  27. Ashley says:

    I’d love to treat myself with some retail therapy.

  28. Lindsey says:

    I can’t believe I am admitting it, but my Mamaw passes down her clothes to me all the time. She’ll buy stuff and then say it’s “too young” for her, so I get it! It’s cute stuff too! “)

  29. Kara says:

    The highlight of April for me was seeing my boyfriend! He came to visit me at university πŸ™‚

  30. Sarah W says:

    This place called Magnolia Pancake Huas; I LOVE the Belgian waffles!

  31. Kalli Melia says:

    I have just baked a cake, the boyfriend asked for a double chocolate cake. I just hope it comes out ok (I have strawberries too just incase!)

  32. Kellie says:

    It’s my birthday! Yay!!!!

  33. GB says:

    Nothing on my nails — I desperately need a manicure!

  34. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Cats are my BFF! πŸ™‚

  35. Elaa says:

    My 3 fav apps are instagram, 9gag and evernote

  36. Natalie M. says:

    I have OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around on my nails.

  37. Sienna says:

    i’m wearing a mint green nail polish, maybelline, i think???

  38. Bria says:

    Bring on summer!

  39. Sandy says:

    I’d love new goodies to perk up my day πŸ™‚

  40. Lily says:

    I’ve been going to Sephora a lot lately to revamp my makeup.

  41. London B. says:

    “Oh my god, i love your skirt. Where did you get it?”
    “It was my mom’s in the 80’s.”
    “VINTAGE. super cute.”
    “That is the ugliest effing skirt i’ve ever seen.”

  42. Sabrina W says:

    Cats are adorable

  43. Kim says:

    Awesome giveaway! Dreary rainy day here – the ice went out of the lake only a few days ago! Waiting for some warmer weather!!

  44. Ellen says:

    I’m wearing Opi Upfront and Personal on my nails πŸ™‚

  45. Jessica says:

    I’m wearing Kure Bazaar in or rose on my toenails

  46. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win. My make-up stash is running low and I’m on that whole budget business.

  47. Cez says:

    Cats are…the INTERNET!!! =^.^=

  48. Chelsey says:

    Cats are adorable!

  49. Rhea says:

    I actually have quite a few clothing items and accessories passed down from my mom! Me and my mom basically share wardrobes due to our close sizes, but she has given me a few of her vintage pieces which I love to throw into my everyday wardrobe.;) xx
    Rhea recently posted … LancΓ΄me L’Extreme Mascara

  50. Bunny says:

    I have a few dresses from my mom and my grandma’s blue suit and some of my aunt’s clothing as well!

  51. gabriela sanchez says:

    My favorite place to go for Breakfast is Ihop.
    Love the pancakes

  52. Mahdi Martin says:

    I’m wearing nothing on my nails! I only wear toenail polish.

  53. dawn says:

    Bare nails after my mani (Revlon perfumery lavender color) was ravaged by dish washing…

  54. Erica M says:

    My fave breakfast spot is a diner called NYPD, New York pickle deli. They have a stuffed French toast that makes me drool just thinking about it.

  55. Emily says:

    Cats are….snuggly!

  56. Alyx says:

    I didn’t eat breakfast this morning πŸ™

  57. Lynn says:

    I have forever21 glitter polish on my ring fingers, sort of an ode to my birthday.

  58. Tania G says:

    I am wearing the new light lavender color from Essie on my nails, can’t remember the name of the color though πŸ™

  59. Eva says:

    My three favourite apps, the bank app, to then spend money on the Sephora app, then my email app to stalk my package

  60. Holly Ann says:

    Karen I love that you love cats as much as me! My cats are my little rays of sunshine! Makeup, cats, and positivity are what make my world go Around! I have two gray tabby brothers and they could be Tabs’ cousins lol. Take care! Holly

  61. Shaneka Giscombe says:

    I have no polish on my nails. Letting them breathe.

  62. Terri says:

    I’m wearing nail strengthener on my nails right now. I want to paint them, but I know that, if I do, they will chip in the next week (and I won’t have time to fix them because of grading and finals).

  63. Hannah says:

    I share tons of clothes with my mom, because we are the same size. Often, when we are shopping together, I convince her to buy an expensive dress “because you can wear it and then I can wear it, so it’s a great value” and have gotten many cute dresses into my wardrobe this way πŸ™‚

  64. Jordi says:

    I am not sure that I have anything from my mom, but I have jewelry from both grandmothers. Plus, I have the blazer that my dad wore on my parents’ first date!

  65. Amanda says:

    I would love to get that new Hourglass palette.

  66. Claire says:

    I’m a little late to the shellac game, but I haven’t been able to stop. Right now is a delightful shiny black on my nails.

  67. Swati says:

    Cats make me sneeze, oh no!

  68. @debbutterflys says:

    loved to sew my own clothes groeing up, gave me much more that if i bought the,

  69. margarita says:

    I am wearing OPI Strawberry Margarita on my nails, and added OPI Teenage Dream as an accent on my ring fingers.

  70. Jenni says:

    On my nails, I am wearing O.P.I. Live.Love.Carnaval. πŸ™‚

  71. Icequeen81 says:

    Thank you very much for the compliment , didn’t have one in weeks.
    My dream/ Wish was find a home for at least a couple of dogs/cats in the shelter , I am always trying to make people understand the importance of adoption.
    Yes I own a blouse that was of my moms I like it is very comfi.
    When you say cat I say Garfield,mystery( is a black cat from Emily the strange), Shadow-cat(Marvel) love that name. My favorite cats all my life , I am a big Garfield fan, and love wearing black cat shirt have one and love it

    I’m wearing La Girl Blackout , a beautiful pitch black glossy
    which is was glossier

  72. Nik says:

    My favorite apps are Sketch Club, Instagram and Pandora! :{D

  73. Susan h says:

    I am excited for spring. Just bought hourglass primer. Wondered where it had been all my life.

  74. Tracy says:

    β€’What are your three favorite apps on your phone?

    Candy Crush

  75. kristen geng says:

    that picture of all the hourglass lip glosses is just amazing. want them all!

  76. Vanessa says:

    My favorite apps (besides the basic, essentials…):

    Paint joy


  77. Shannon says:

    Just bought Punk Rock Pink by Maybelline. Inspired by the prettiest manicure I saw this week of al lovely nude color with a single nail accent of glittery pink.

  78. HannaBunBun says:

    My favorite breakfast place would be at home or anywhere I can get dinner food at 7am. I work night shift so my timing is all screwed up. It’s a good morning if my eyeliner is still on point after a 12 hour shift!

  79. Wei-ying says:

    I love your blog! I’ve recently become obsessed with makeup (while experimenting for my upcoming wedding), and I also love cats, so your blog is perfect! Best Burmese food in the Bay Area: Little Yangon in Daly City.

  80. Tiffany says:

    I went to a beauty event at the bay in Toronto, it totally beats Sephora’s VIB rouge events.

  81. Elena says:

    I am wearing Eastern Light by Chanel on my toes!

  82. Taylor says:

    My favorite place to go for breakfast is this local place, Blue’s Egg. I always get the Dubliner Benedict (creamed leeks and pulled ham on rye bread with a poached egg and paprika hollandaise). YUM YUM!!

  83. Sebnem says:

    My cat is my baby.

  84. Aida says:

    Instragram, Astronomy Picture of the Day & Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey <3

  85. Midaa says:

    I’m wearing Nicole by O.P. I nail polish in Promises in the dark.

  86. MARY MOUGEOT says:

    Actually, I like to make Sunday breakfast at home.

  87. Monica says:

    On my nails I have pink/gold duochrome-y glitter over nude colored nail polish both from The Face Shop.

  88. MelodyJ says:

    I’m wearing Essie Turquoise & Caicos on my nails right now. I just did a home manicure before I logged on.

  89. Jennifer says:

    My favorite 3 apps on my iPad are Viggle, Hautelook, and 1SE. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  90. Pat says:

    Currently wearing angora cardi by Essie πŸ™‚

  91. Camille says:

    Karen! i feel like i’ve neglected my makeup lusts! i usually turn to you for some insight on what to purchase from the sephora.

    i’m headed to make a return, so i might as well browse, right?

    hmmm….when you say cat, i think “meooooooooooooow.” <3

  92. Marlin L. says:

    Aprils highlight was my birthday! πŸ™‚ and Easter candy of course!

  93. Mican says:

    My favorite shoes were handed down to me from my mom. They are a pair she wore through college and during the time she met and dated my dad.

  94. Emily Bruce says:

    I have clothes handed down to me from my mom and grandma along with some jewelry and coffee mugs that belonged to my great-grandma that was given to me after she passed away years ago.

  95. Mariam says:

    Yes, I own a lot of clothes of my mum now as she just passed away a couple of months ago and we wore the same size. I do take care of them ox

  96. Jennifer Pham says:

    Cats are fiercely independent πŸ˜€

  97. My mom and I had this tradition of doing a ‘breakfast with bubbly’ every now and then together in the city, and now that I live abroad I really miss that. So I don’t necessarily have a favorite breakfast place, but definitely a favorite breakfast tradition.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Kiehl’s Vetiver & Black Tea eau de toilette

  98. Dollie says:

    Right now my nails are bare…just cleaned them of OPI Elephantastic and will be keeping them bare for a couple of days…let them breath and all that.

  99. Chloe K. says:

    I’m loving Zoya’s Cynthia on my nails. I can’t seem to let go of dark colors for spring.

  100. Molly says:

    My latest beauty puzzle is working out looks using this mint green eyeliner I picked up in Seoul. So fun!

  101. nina says:

    My favorite place to go for breakfast is the walker brothers pancake house in chicago!!!

  102. Liz says:

    If they’re our cats, they’re sleeping.

  103. Anna C says:

    My favorite breakfast place of all time is The Original Pancake House…they have the most amazing Swedish pancakes, with the most deliciously crisp edges! I could eat them every day!

  104. Diane says:

    Cats are family. We spent Easter at the kitty-cat hospital because our boy had to have kidney stones removed. Not cheap, but he is worth every penny. He has one more week before his staples get removed (and the cone of shame!) and 10 more days of antibiotics. Our girl keeps vigil near his room wondering why baby brother can’t come out to play. We are all anxious to have him back to full health and can’t wait until he is all better. I am thankful we had access to a 24/7 animal hospital that has round-the-clock care for its patients-just like a human hospital. I’m so grateful for fellow animal lovers that care so deeply and come in no matter what day or holiday it is.

  105. Berry says:

    I just did my nails an hour ago, so I have the bottle handy. It’s Deborah Lippman’s “No More Drama”.

  106. Deborah says:

    I reaaally want to try NARS Sheer Glow foundation – I swatched ’em in Sephora a few weeks ago, and thought Gobi was the perfect match on my wrist, but I think Fiji is better for me (I’m NC15-20 and tan easily) for the summer?? Ahh!

  107. Lauren E. says:

    My cat is the sweetest and yet most energetic thing ever. Shes like a cross between a ferret, a cat, and a monkey

  108. Casey says:

    My nails are bare! πŸ™ Haven’t had time to paint them!

  109. Alyssa says:

    Chef’s Cornersin VT is my favorite place to go for breakfast/brunch. They have an amazinggg French toast!!

  110. Kate G. says:

    I’ve been cleaning and gardening a lot lately so my nails are so, so sad, but I’m wearing Urban Decay’s Chanel Graphite dupe, the name of which totally escapes me. Because despite owning Graphite, the better UD formula demanded my $$. Makeup junkies ‘r’ us.

  111. Doreena says:

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m spending mine studying for a horrible math test on Monday! What was I thinking going to Pharmacy Tech school at my age??? LOL

  112. Samantha Kensell says:

    The highlight of my April so far is finally starting a project I have been thinking about for a long time.

  113. Chelsea says:

    Such a big fan of this blog!

  114. Nicole says:

    My nails are bare today – I’m giving them a short rest.

  115. andrea amy (@mommy2fiveboys) says:

    the three apps that I use the most on my phone are twitter, email and facebook

  116. Talia says:

    Yeah! Good luck to everyone πŸ˜€

  117. Melissa says:

    I love going to breakfast at mcdonalds!

  118. Johanna says:

    It’s gonna be a hot Summer here in Florida

  119. Neha says:

    My favorite place to eat breakfast is Panera!!!!! I have sarees passed on from my mom and grandmom. They are assets, hard to find that work today. I wear them on very special occasions.

  120. Mariah says:

    I offically have a beauty addiction. I just made 3 different orders to Sephora and MAC over the weekend. There may be a fourth by the end of the day.

    I am envious of your Too Faced “The Little Black Book of Bronzers.” I love their Chocolate Soleil Bronzers. The “book” does look a little hard to store however.

    When I say β€œcats are” you say ________. Magnificent. Brownie points to win the gift card?

    Anyways…… Have a great rest of your weekend!

  121. Katia Audrey says:

    I actually have a couple of shirts from my grandmother, she gave them to my mother and then my mom gave them to me. I love them!

  122. Alice says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s “Exotic Liras” – it’s time to re-do my nails though, I think. πŸ™‚

  123. JaimeeM says:

    My favorite three IPhone apps on my phone are :Simpsons Tapped Out, ANKI Drive, and Funny Faces. Lame but awesome.

  124. Alison Guichard says:

    Those Hourglass glosses look divine!

  125. AJ says:

    My favorite place for breakfast is right at home! I can never understand why people want to have breakfast in a crowded restaurant… And everything is exactly how I want it!

  126. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    My fingernails are currently bare {gasp} but I’m wearing Zoya’s LC on my toes. I love Zoya polishes!

  127. Denay Haist says:

    Cats are a joy to be around!

  128. Fatma says:

    Hope to win <3

  129. Daraya says:

    My three favorite apps are Blogilates, Spotify, and Instagram!

  130. Francine Anchondo says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. Cassie says:

    The best thing that’s happened in April was graduating. Man, grad school was tough but it’s over!!! Your make up reviews have been awesome so thanks for helping me stay sane lol

  132. Jessica says:

    Happy Sunday fun day! I’m wearing Essie’s new spring collection on my nails and my toes! The dark blue color and the reddish pink color! We just moved so I’m getting settled in. Ugh. Moving is the worst !
    Thank you

  133. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for posting Too Faced’s bronzer story. I had no idea and now I will definitely make a point of buying Too Faced bronzer.

    My crazy female tortie cat is sitting on my lap, she’s a big fan of makeup. Her markings make it look like she’s wearing eyeshadow and eyeliner. (She told me she wants to change her look)

    My favorite meal out is breakfast, unfortunately we hardly ever do that because hubby isn’t a fan of a big breakfast.

  134. Susan T. says:

    On my toenails is Julep Flora, a bright violet with blue shimmer. My fingernails are naked!

  135. irini says:

    I want crepes so badly…

  136. Ms. Elise says:

    Cats are adorable, and unfortunately my nails are bare right now because I’m too klutzy to paint them well and keep them from getting damaged/broken/ruining the paint immediately.

  137. Erika C. says:

    The highlight of my April has been planting some pretty yellow tulips in my garden.

  138. Lisa M. says:

    I am trying my hand at dehydrating tomatoes today. Looks easy enough, so hopefully they turn out. On my nails, I have the shade “Grin and Bare it”.

  139. CKG says:

    Well, thank you for the kind thoughts!

    Thinking of the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe and Rue Cler etc is certainly preferable to thinking about work next week!

    I am also waiting to hear back from MAC regarding the MxPS blush mixup.
    Did you get any blushes from that collection?

  140. Loris Ayoub says:

    have an excellent week my dear.
    Sun is shining, life is good

  141. Carol says:

    How wonderful that you are doing this

  142. Denise says:

    Cats are my best friends…!

  143. Sarah says:

    I am excited and nervous for this week because I’m defending my Masters thesis on Friday!

  144. Lauren b says:

    Cats are awesome! I have 3 little monsters that are always getting into some sort of trouble. It probably doesn’t help that we spoil them rotten.

  145. I am waiting for spring to really show up!! It’s been mild or cold. Looking of some real sunshine! In the meantime, I am wearing all my spring inspired nail polish, no more dark colours for me!
    Noire Tropical Beauty recently posted … Be kind to the Earth with Zoya’s Earth Day Polish Exchange Program!

  146. Belen says:

    hey! I don’t want to go the gym tomorrow :S lol

  147. Liz says:

    This April has been pretty awesome so far. The two best parts? First (both chronologically and in importance), adopting Maria, who is about 5 and had been at the shelter for almost a year after arriving with her kittens and watching them all get adopted while she sat and waited (and waited and waited). She is still hiding most of the time, but she is getting less timid every week. The second thing was finally getting the motorcycle I’ve wanted for months, a Honda Rebel. It’s a small bike, but the short seat height means I feel stable at a stop, even with my short little legs. Vroom vroom!~

  148. Ann says:

    I have just a clear treatment on my nails.

  149. Veronica v says:

    I am not wearing anything on my nails because I need to go get a mani/pedi!

  150. Lorraine says:

    Lancome Gris Angora. I black nightgown of my mom’s that I never wear but will never get rid of. A green blazer made by my grandfather(a tailor who died before i was born) worn by my Dad.

  151. Frances says:

    Cats are so entertaining.

  152. Sanam Rodrigues says:

    Hi Karen,

    You are really an inspiration to me. You make us women feel’not so guilty’ that we have to take care of ourselves first. As a mum of two toddlers, I’ve not given thought to myself in some time.
    You’re always positive and full of this ‘happy-pixie-fairy dust’ karma. I love it, and also its ONLY cos of u I wore ‘Lady Danger’ and MAN did I feel unstoppable!
    So thank you, for your hard work and boundless inner beauty-enthusiasm. πŸ™‚

  153. Nicole says:

    I always want pancakes!

  154. michele l says:

    i have 5 flannel shirts that were my grandpas i love them i were them round the house one i were when i go out

  155. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I am wearing Opi from Mariah Carey collection!

  156. Krystle Thomas says:

    No hand me downs for me!

  157. Gabi says:

    I’m going out to try and find the limited edition dare to go nude color tattoos today… Wish me luck!!

  158. Candice C. says:

    On my nails right now is OPI Pirouette My Whistle and Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, because it looks like a salted pretzel!

  159. I’m wearing WnW 2% Milk on my nails o.O

  160. Yolanda C. says:

    I love going to my mom’s house for breakfast! Mama always makes the best food!

  161. Lisaa Fong says:

    This weekend has been all about planting an herb garden, tomato and pepper plants. I enjoy what the plants produce but not so much the labor of the initial gardening project.

  162. susan says:

    The highlight of April has been Easter. The little one had such a great time!

  163. Megan says:

    My nails are au natural right now!

  164. crystald says:

    Unfortunatly the highlight of april is getting sick once agian…I dont rember ever getting sick this much. It seems every month my son brings something home& I catch it.

  165. Samantha M says:

    What are your three favorite apps on your phone?

    My favorite three apps on my phone would have to be Instagram (of course), Clear (for to-do lists and productivity), and Horizon Calendar (i love the interface!)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win xx

  166. Abby says:

    I’m wearing “Fashion Playground” by Essie!

  167. Davi says:

    Cats (all 9 of them) are my children.

  168. Natalie F says:

    I have “not just a waitress” by opi on

  169. Laura says:

    Love from France!

  170. Doreen Garza says:

    I love your blog!!
    My 3 fav. Apps are sephora, mac, and facebook!
    April is still pretty cool here in wi.
    My finger nails are bare at the moment!
    I love makeup. Also love Pai skincare.
    Its luscious!
    Nars lip glosses are wonderful cant wait to buy a few more colors!
    Thanks Karen!

  171. Julie B. says:

    I am wearing nothing on my nails because yesterday I put on a coral/orangey color I thought would be very springish to wear to a party, but the color just was weird and my husband even commented on it, so I took it off.

  172. Cindy says:

    Wearing Urban Decay Chaos on my nails . . .

  173. Jennifer says:

    I have a serious aversion to nail polish, which makes me rather jealous of people who do nail art because it’s always so pretty!

  174. Hollie H says:

    I am wearing Revlon Parfumerie in Surf Spray on my nails. The color is so gorgeous!

  175. Katrina says:

    My nails are naked right now but I have every intention of painting them coral tonight so I have a bright start to another work week.

  176. Kimberley Danzey says:

    So far I am loving the April weather.

  177. Bonny says:

    I’m wearing OPI Sweetheart on my nails!

  178. Michelle says:

    When you say cats, I say:

    Men are temporary, cats are forever! lol

  179. Awful me! I have some chipped nude nail polish on right now. You made me feel nice and guilty, so I’m going to freshen them up right now! πŸ™‚

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  180. Kayte CookWatts says:

    The highlight of my month was finding out my sister is pregnant with her first child!

  181. Anisha says:

    Highlight of April has been King’s Day (in the Netherlands)!

  182. Shanie says:

    When you say cats, i say yes please!

  183. Amy says:

    On my nails I am wearing – nothing! And boy is it time for a mani-pedi! Just finished my school semester so now it’s time for some treats!

  184. Emily says:

    Cats are sweet πŸ™‚

  185. Janea M says:

    I’m wearing Essie’s Lapiz of Luxury on my nails.

  186. teresa koedyker says:

    I am wearing A Blue Dolphin Polish by You Polish!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  187. Maggie says:

    I’m wearing nothing on my nails as I let them grow out πŸ™

  188. Lynda says:

    when you say cats, i say HATS!

  189. Amber says:

    I adore the Vsco Cam app for iPhone!

  190. Amy Cao-Hong says:

    If i win this i’m going to buy the hourglass ambient lighting palette!

  191. Tricia says:

    Had so much fun at the beach

  192. tiffany says:

    currently wearing nothing on my fingernails and essie’s hipanema on my toes!

  193. Sylvia says:

    I’m spending Sunday watching Supernatural and contemplating a fragrance purchase. Cats are always close by in my house as I have three!

  194. MMM says:

    Why is it so hard to find an affordable white fabric couch? BOOOHISSS

  195. Katie says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy” on my nails! πŸ™‚

  196. Kendra says:

    I don’t own any clothes handed down from my mom or grandma but I wish I did! Vintage style is always in (:

  197. Rene Groyer says:

    Have enjoyed all the public holidays in April so far in my country.
    Pretty cool but oh so busy everywhere.Love from Cape Town,South Africa

  198. Niki says:

    I’m currently wearing OPI Toucan Do It If You Try on my nails and I love it so much!
    Niki recently posted … Link Love: 04.25.14

  199. Natalie Brown says:

    Hello! Panera sounds so good! Yummy!! I like Panera for lunch but, for breakfast, I like IHOP. Strawberry pancakes make me scream “Yay”!! lol My highlight for the month of April has been that I moved into my own place yesterday & it’s so nice. Thank-you!

  200. Renee says:

    When I say β€œcats are” you say cute but selfish. I love doggies πŸ™‚ #teamwoof Sorry Karen πŸ™

  201. courtney b says:

    i love your blog !:) keep up the hard work and amazing pictures!

  202. Katie says:

    My cat Coach, who is also a tabby, and I love your blog. We think that you and Tabs make a great team! πŸ™‚

  203. meghan says:

    i hope you see this because you will appreciate it, karen-
    i went to the grocery store to buy cat food. i was staring long and hard at all of the different varieties of fancy feast, which is our cat’s favorite brand. she prefers food with extra gravy and little chunks- no pate for her. she also likes the fish flavors above the other ones. anyone who doesn’t have a cat will think this sounds crazy.

    next to me is a woman, also staring at and comparing the different foods. ‘picky cat?’ i asked. she rolled her eyes and said ‘its amazing what i go through for this cat.’

  204. Michaela says:

    My favorite place to eat is at Panera, too! I love their breakfast sandwiches as well as their sweet muffins. They offer a wider selection of savory and sweet menu items than Starbucks does.

  205. Laura says:

    BLD in LA has amazing breakfast!

  206. Anastasiya says:

    My favorite place to go for Breakfast is Maldives)))))))

  207. Bhevarri says:

    Randomness yay!

    I think cats are scheming, evil monsters. Mine is, anyway..

  208. Jessie says:

    Not wearing anything on my nails! I usually don’t bother painting them because most polishes chip so fast on me.

  209. Kylie says:

    I have a bracelet from my mom that she purchased with her first pay check from her first real job. I love it!

  210. Petunia says:

    It’s time for a Sunday nap! Thanks for the giveaway!

  211. Lori P says:

    I’m wearing Formula X by Sephora in the color Relentless, a pretty pink that reminds of a Starbucks Strawberries N’ Cream Frappucino

  212. Joanna says:

    OPI Espresso is what I am wearing!

  213. Amie F says:

    You say “cats are” I say “the best”

  214. Grace says:

    Currently on my nails is Essie Topless and Barefoot.. how nice it’d be if reality wise I was actually at such a tropical place to do so lol.. thanks for contest!

  215. christina p says:

    I would love to be at the beach right now. Too many rainstorms this weekend!

  216. ashley celikay says:

    I got a mani/pedi yesterday so I can’t stop looking at my hands and feet… am I the only one who does this? lol

  217. Krystle Thomas says:

    No hand-me-downs for me

  218. Leslie Kiley says:

    I have two favorite breakfast places and neither one is where I currently live!The first is Hash House a Go Go in San Diego and Vegas and the second is The Naked Cafe in Solana Beach! Both are epic for breakfast!!!!!

  219. Julio says:

    My favorite place for breakfast is… my kitchen! I make the best pankcakes. πŸ™‚

  220. Maren says:

    Cats are… furry and special. But you know that. πŸ™‚

  221. Clemence says:

    My nails are bare right now!

  222. Ashley S says:

    Nothing on my nails. I hope to change that tonight!

  223. mrsshukra says:

    Morning showers but cool weather in paradise!

  224. Cyndi says:

    I don’t own any clothing from my mom, but I have some jewelry from her – loving the vintage accessories right now!

  225. catherine crain says:

    i’m wearing a pretty pink/purple color on my nails, by ORLY!

  226. Denise F says:

    Cinnamons in Kailua Hawaii πŸ™‚

  227. Amy says:

    Nothing on my nails today!

  228. tina says:

    yes plz!:D

  229. Jess says:

    Hi! I’m wearing Essie go ginza. Great for spring! Fingers crossed you win the lottery. Your trip giveaway would be Devine.

  230. Mandy says:

    I am Indian and as per our heritage I have quite a few heirloom sarees handed down to me from my mom. Each is one of a kind. I cherish them all in her memory.

  231. Nataya says:

    Hi Karen, happy bday to your dad. my best wishes for him and you too. Good luck everyone.

  232. Julie P. says:

    My favorite app is Instagram!
    Julie P. recently posted … Sephora Promo Codes: Updated April 25, 2014

  233. Katy says:

    Ooo, I just painted my nails with 2 coats of Padma from Julep followed by a thin coat of Estelle from Julep.

    I just took advantage of the Zoya Earth Day sale and had to paint my nails to tide me over until the polishes come.

  234. Lindsey O. says:

    My fave breakfast: Loco mocos back home in Hawaii or eggs benedict πŸ˜€ And cats are awesome and cute πŸ™‚

  235. Carolyn N. says:

    Those Hourglass lipglosses are so enticing!

  236. sarah thompson says:

    So been wanting to make an order from Sephora! Sad they dnt carry LAROC anymore!

  237. sarah thompson says:

    So been wanting to put an order into Sephora. Sad they dnt carry LAROC anymore!

  238. eunice esteves says:

    Cats are family! :))

  239. Lisa C says:

    Can’t wait for summer! Cruise time πŸ™‚

  240. Hannah says:

    This reminds me that I need to do my nails.

  241. Anne Trinkle says:

    April is very special to me because my Daddy who turned 84, my brother, and my beautiful daughter all have birthdays in this month. I am a huge fan of rosΓ© beige lipsticks, lip glosses and nail polish. My kids tease me about it all the time. Mac lipglass in spite and Sephora number 41 and 0153b (r21) are my fave lipsticks in the Sephora brand. πŸ˜‰

  242. Mandy says:

    I’m so jealous you have a cat!

  243. Natasha says:

    My favorite place to eat breakfast would be Perkins! I love their breakfast πŸ™‚
    Natasha recently posted … Packing Progress!

  244. patricia says:

    Cats are night terrors! πŸ˜‰

  245. Natalie says:

    Cats are…so nice to come home to after a long day at work!

  246. Flor says:

    I’m sporting Essie’s hide and go chic.
    Perfect for summer, and oh yeah it’s summer here in the Philippines πŸ™‚

  247. MsAnne says:

    I am happy the semester is over

  248. Karla says:

    Hi Karen! I’m having a bad day, ordered the Nectar and Nude eyeshadow palette from Bobbi Brown and it doesn’t show up well on my skin ΓΆ

  249. Lindsay says:

    Cats are…Awesome! I have four, so I’d say I’m approaching Crazy Cat Lady status!

  250. Kai says:

    Sally Hansen’s Sugar Coat Line ( the one with the texture) in Lick-O-Rich!

  251. Karla says:

    I do have hand me downs from my mom. Sadly (for me), when she was my age, she was a lot thinner, so most don’t fit me. Sadness.

  252. Alexis Mullins says:

    I’m not wearing anything on my nails. Naked nails!!!

  253. Emily C says:

    My favourite place to be for breakfast is in bed

  254. Karla A says:

    On my nails: OPI’s (from Gwen Stefani) Love.Angel.Music.Baby

  255. KF says:

    Just wondering, just in case any of you girls can help me. I ordered a Nars palette limited ed killing me softly cheek palette. It was indicated that it is shipped and sold by Amazon. I ordered just one set for $49, and 3 sets came in. I don’t know but it looks fake to me, for some reason. Are the nars products on amazon ( the ones shipped and sold by amazon) authentic? Do they have an official store on amazon? Thank you for those who can answer my question!

  256. Jessie C. says:

    I have a Burberry coat from my mom.

  257. Melinda L. says:

    Currently wearing Revlon’s Mysterious nail polish

  258. Tiffany Kelly says:

    Mmmm breakfast… I love a good bagel and cream cheese from einstein’s!

  259. Mystina says:

    When you say cats, I say awesome. My cat is named Taz. <3

  260. Vanessa F says:

    Cats are…awesome!

  261. Kate says:

    I’m currently wearing Samoan Sand by OPI on my nails! I’ve been dying to buy the Naked 3 palette for FOREVER!

  262. Jamie Pereira says:

    Love your blog!

  263. Stephanie G says:

    Cats are the best!

  264. monica says:

    My favorite place to go for breakfast is ihop

  265. Lindsey M says:

    I don’t have hand me down ‘clothes’ from my mom, but I do have the heels she wore at her wedding!

  266. Mardi says:

    Cats are… Amazing, beautiful, elegant, wonderful, full of personality, soft, sweet smelling, furry, devils, wicked, adorable…

    I have eight furry monsters (and one downtrodden dog).

  267. Stephanie says:

    love your blog xx

  268. Debi says:

    My favorite breakfast place is here in my small town, and called The Country Kitchen. It is always crowded and still run by the same ladies who opened it a million years ago, and the same waitresses for the most part. You can’t beat their bisquits!

  269. stacy says:

    There’s a wild cat running around outside.

  270. I love breakfast at IHOP! Oh man strawberry pancakes.

  271. ShimmerLV says:

    Hello there –
    Love your blog, and your youtube channel. You are so helpful, and your blog helped me make some great choices in makeup decisions! Keep up the great work.

  272. ellen casper says:

    I am wearing Opi bubblegum

  273. Nlm8 says:

    Cats are…a wonderful addition to the family!

  274. Terri says:

    Right now, I have Incoco nail appliquΓ©s in glitter purple ombrΓ© on my nails.

  275. Anastacia says:

    The highlight of my April so far is finally getting around to really organizing my vanity room. I have gotten an organization that I am satisfied with. It took forever or doing it over and over but I love it.

  276. Wayne says:

    It was actually warm today, I heard a rumor it was Spring.

  277. Isabel V says:

    As far as breakfast places go, I’m always down for a place that has delightfully crispy waffles or kickin’ omelets. I love breakfast (although I’m not much of a morning person), so I’m not terribly picky. This weekend I ventured into SF with some friends! We ate some cheesesteaks, watched one of our buddies fly a kite (shaped like the orneriest wizard you’ve ever seen), and had a grand old time.

  278. Amber Johnson says:

    I get hand me downs from my mom occasionally but she works at Banana Republic so I also get to partake of her 50% discount too! πŸ˜‰

  279. anissa says:

    right now, on my nails, i am wearing colors by llarowe (CBL) “orchids are better than roses any day” (aka OABTRAD) – a gorgeous dark pink holo that does indeed fall right between “orchid” and “rose” πŸ™‚

  280. Jessica says:

    I do have hand me downs. But they’re dated, for old women and worn. haha

  281. christiana mercier says:

    I”m wearing my Easter Egg nails…each nail on my hand has a different pastel base (lilac, pink, yellow, orange, green) with dots and stripes as accent… Perfect for Spring and Easter

  282. em says:

    I just came back from LA and I want to move there! I miss the weather

  283. Meg says:

    The highlight of my April was getting our puppy! πŸ™‚
    Meg recently posted … Montagne Jeunesse Mask Review + Giveaway!!!

  284. Bons says:

    I have a black dress from my mother’s time.

  285. Amber says:

    THANK YOU Karen for doing this giveaway weekly! It would be great to win this week…

  286. lucy says:

    I’m wearing a very dark, almost black, purple nail polish as its Autumn over here πŸ™‚
    P.s Love your Too Faced posts

  287. Aubrey says:

    On my nails is Turquoise and Caicos by Essie! Lovely shade but HEADS UP it’s really sheer. Took 3-4 THICK coats to get it completely opaque and even! πŸ™

  288. Sydney says:

    Right now I am wearing Deborah Lippmann’s Build Me Up Buttercup from her new Spring Reveries line.

  289. mary-gaΓ«lle vezina dionne says:

    I own so many clothes that my mom and grandma gave to me (and some flanel shirts from my dad too)

  290. Valerie says:

    Can I be lame and say my favorite place got breakfast is my kitchen? I make a mean omelet!!

  291. Silvia says:

    for me the perfect place to take the breakfast is in bed..anytime..anywhere πŸ™‚ i am a lazy person.

  292. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My nails are clear right now.

  293. Krista says:

    Do you own any clothes handed down from your grandma or mom? This question made me laugh. My grandma gave me these tshirts years ago that I just wear around the house. It seems like every time I Skype with my sister she says, “Are you wearing one of Baba’s shirts???”

  294. Marisa says:

    I am wearing essie ballet slippers on my nails.

  295. Kimberley says:

    The highlight of my April was my baby girls first birthday!! Happy Birthday HannahJoe!!

  296. Jennifer says:

    Two April highlights for me. April 16th was our 37th wedding anniversary, and my sister just got the ok to return to work on a part time basis next week. She was terribly injured by a falling tree during Superstorm Sandy.

  297. Teri says:

    The highlight of my April was seeing my oldest son baptized on Easter Sunday. It was an absolutely wonderful day!

  298. Trude says:

    There’s a local old school diner that we love for breakfast/brunch on the weekends. Which ties into my April highlight – our one year anniversary! πŸ™‚

  299. Olivia K says:

    Cats are funny.

  300. Vanessa C says:

    I just found out that Beyonce and JAY Z are going on summer tour together!! Fingers, toes and hearts crossed that I score a pair tomorrow morning πŸ™‚

  301. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I am wearing nothing on my nails, but really need to paint them!!! Thanks for all these great giveaways!! πŸ™‚

  302. BB says:

    I have Sephora Formula X in Invicible on nails.

  303. Jessica S. says:

    My new favorite place to have breakfast is Tubby’s in Rohnert Park – a little north of your home town of Novato (i’m sure you’ve heard of it) – but if you are ever in my neck of the woods at breakfast time its totally worth a stop! French toast is out of this world but I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu!! πŸ™‚

  304. ciara says:

    i have hourglass child on my lips! πŸ˜›

  305. Bee says:

    I have started getting lines in between my brows and a serious Resting-bitch-face… need me some good retinol. what do u use ?
    Bee recently posted … Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer Review, Swatches

  306. Ruchita says:

    My favorite place for breakfast is Waffle House!

  307. Kristie says:

    My favorite place to go to breakfast is “The Tombs” next Georgetown University in DC.

  308. Casey says:

    I feel ya on the cat hair thing! I’ve got two that turned out to be medium/long hair by the time they grew up and man, it’s EVERYWHERE.

  309. Kristen says:

    I’m wearing Essie over the edge

  310. krupa patel says:

    Wearing OPI moon over Mumbai on my nails

  311. Donna Marie says:

    Highlight of April was meeting Stephen Amell this weekend at his wine party. sooooo amazing.

  312. Rachel P. says:

    Cats are cute! πŸ™‚

  313. Lilly says:

    I just cut my hair into a long bob, and now I see long, flowy hair everywhere!

  314. Grace says:

    I’m wearing OPI Sweetheart on my nails!

  315. Aimen says:

    I might sound boring BUT, camera, snapchat, and YOUTUBE πŸ™‚

  316. taahirah says:

    community food and juice in nyc! everything on the menu is amazing

  317. Jennifer M-K says:

    What are you wearing on your nails? – ciate limited edition caviar manicure set in tutti frutti :). I’m really liking playing with pastels and caviar bead accent nails lately and I scored this set 50% off in the clearance section at sephora!

  318. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve been miserable with an infected tooth since Wednesday…lying around in pain is no fun!

  319. Kerri says:

    My favorite part of April has been going and seeing the Tulip Feilds!

  320. Jamie C. says:

    Favorite Apps on my phone are Vine & YouTube

  321. Ruth says:

    Cats are cute!

  322. roz says:

    cats are crazy/cool!

  323. Lisa says:

    My favorite place for breakfast is a little cafe in Carlsbad, CA. They have the best cinnamon buns I’ve ever tried and one of the inside walls is covered in little succulents! Perfect spot for a relaxing Saturday.

  324. Monica says:

    Currently have OPS’s “Jade is the new black” on my nails.

  325. Bcteagirl says:

    I am wearing OPI ‘Make Him Mind’ polish, a light rose gold sand that is STUNNING.

    My phone has no aps, I use it for phone calls and texting, not games πŸ˜›

  326. INCI says:

    Yes, I have a cardigan and a coat which belonged to my grandma. πŸ™‚

  327. Amy says:

    I like going to a local diner for breakfast.

  328. kathebonbon says:

    I love cats!!!! i could describe cats like AMAZING they are cute and so lovely <3 i'm from chile (southamerica) and i alwaysssssss read your blog, some products doesn't arrive here at my country but i'm always looking for makeup alternatives πŸ™‚ on my nails right now i'm wearing polka dots from maybelline in blue color… i love it! it's like if i went to the salon but i already done my nails by myself!!!
    hope i win !! bye

  329. Rachel says:

    I have the remnants of OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative left on my nails!

  330. Alleycat says:

    Cats are my chowchow’s worst enemies!

    Still looking for my perfect orange lipstick. πŸ™

  331. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  332. Jessica says:

    My three favorite iPhone apps are Instagram, Downcast, and Pinterest.

  333. Siobhan says:

    My nails today are “Live.Love.Carnaval” from the OPI Brazil Collection!

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