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

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Win a $50 eGift card from Sephora

olde-once upon a time there was a Sephora store that happened to be built on a fissure between our world and the world of magic. For six minutes around the Witching Hour every night, magic would seep up through the crack, disabling the electronic surveillance system, and infusing all of the products in the store with magic!


One night, an employee was working late at the store to prepare for a big launch, stocking the shelves and making sure that all of the registers were set with enough shopping bags and other supplies for the following day. Because of that, when the magic time happened, the employee saw everything! The products came to life!

They panicked. They didn’t know what to do. No human had ever seen them alive before.

The products all cherished their brief time alive every night and merely sought to live normal lives. When the magic fled the store every night, it was painful for them. All they really wanted was to be able to remain alive the rest of the time.

The products were afraid the employee would ruin everything. She would tell others, and the products feared they would lose even their short time alive, so they refused to let her leave. “No, miss!” they told her. “You’re not going anywhere. You stay right there while we try to figure this out.” But what could they do? They only had six minutes each night.

Finally, after six minutes, the magic retreated, as it always did, and the products returned to their inanimate state.

The employee, thoroughly freaked out by all of this, promptly fled the store, and hasn’t been seen since.


Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! πŸ™‚ Good morning.

It looks like it’s going to be a nice day around here. It hasn’t been too hot lately. It’s kind of mild, actually, for summer. Might be a nice day for a hike.

I hope you have something fun lined up for this weekend. Anyone heading out of town? Or doing any gardening? Any pool parties perhaps? How about a barbecue?

I don’t think I have anything going on, as far as I can remember right now. I’m not quite feeling 100% yet (I’ve had bad cramps), so I’m not anticipating anything too ambitious.

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway. I wish I could do one of these with 1,000 winners every day.

I’ll talk to you soon (I still haven’t had my first cup of coffee, and I’m REALLY looking forward to it).

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Tell me about your favorite park.
    • Did you ever have an imaginary friend when you were a kid?
    • Does your fur friend/cat/dog/ferret/etc. have any unusual talents?
    • Most soothing lip balm?
    • Best smelling hair product?
    • Most underrated skin care product?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), which is, incidentally, someone’s birthday. πŸ™‚
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  1. Anne G. says:

    Most underrated skincare product is a toner. A good alcohol-free and fragrance-free toner can really help take off the last bit of make-up residue. The best toners also contain anti-oxidants and skin repairing ingredients so your skin stays healthy πŸ™‚

  2. Ellen says:

    I’m devoted to Jack Black lip balm, especially the mint kind!

  3. Lydia says:

    My favorite park is probably Millenium Park in CHicago. πŸ™‚

  4. Farah D says:

    I’ve been using Olay moisturizer for a long time now and I love it! Makes my skin so smooth and it has SPF πŸ™‚

  5. Katy says:

    My weekend is going to be pretty chill. Watching the World Cup and Wimbledon with my kitty Trixie while spending too much time (and hopefully NOT money) on the internet.

  6. Tiff says:

    Hi, Karen. I checked out the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual from my library. Do you have any favorite books on makeup artistry?

  7. Jennifer Pham says:

    I’m so excited to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 this week! I heard it was absolutely sublime.

  8. Korbie Frey says:

    Definatly the mac lip conditioners;they offer a little bit of tint and smell like cake batter.So sad that they’re discontinued.

  9. artemis says:

    The most underrated beauty product(s) are urea creams. They’re very good at exfolianting skin without drying it up like BHA and AHA do. They aren’t good only for feet and hands and aren’t made of urine like most people wrongly assume! Don’t get them into your eyes or on open wounds(like popped pimples or hands so cracked that they’re very red and bleeding a lil-but just very flaky and cracked hands are ok for it, they’ll improve very soon) but that goes for any exfoliant, anyway.

  10. Agata says:

    I love your Sephora products story. Not much going on over here either…Just dealing with an extremely stressful day at work. Maybe I will go to a local street fair.
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  11. Lynda says:

    I’m still looking for a good lip balm. Have you ever tried Hurraw or Waxlene before?

  12. Berry says:

    I had many imaginary friends as a child, and I had an imaginary cat because I had allergies and couldn’t have a real cat. lol

  13. Krista says:

    My cat jumps on the walls and leaves little footprints about four feet up.

  14. Icequeen81 says:

    Hi Karen

    Well one of our Girls pup, is very vocal, she can make a variety of sounds, and one of them she makes when she is tired our when she is sleeping she make that sounds like a cow lowing that “moo” sound.
    The first time we heard that we didn’t know it come from her. We make jokes like the shelter lied to us instead of give us a Dog they give us a Cow. moo, moo,

    So her talent is the Cow moo sound. its actually very funny

  15. karen I love the Hopi Hari, there is gorgeous and I love roller coaster!

    I always had imaginary friends, alias I talk to myself talk to birds, dogs, cats, plants etc.

    my kitten Pitoco is very talented, you know when doing the wrong thing, and makes a cute face

    My lip balm is the lip ice sheer color

    The smell is the best Bonacure Q10 and Moroccanoil Love too!

    Shiseido product and skinceauticals for skin

  16. T says:

    I swear by Lypsyl! It’s probably the best lip balm I’ve ever used and I have so many back ups.

  17. Miki says:

    This might not be unusual, but my dog can jump reeally high–she can jump over couches from behind from a standing position.
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  18. Vanessa F says:

    My cat, Chairman Meow, knows the sound of my car. He is always there to great me at the door. He only does this with me and not my husband or any guests. He’s such a momma’s boy!

  19. Camille says:

    Hi, Karen! Hope the cramps don’t cramp your style today. (chuckles. anyone?)

    I have had issues with my lips. The lip balms I have tried just don’t seem to moisturize them enough, or it may be something in the balms themselves, that just don’t jive with my skin. πŸ™ I recently picked up Clinique’s Superbalm Moisturizing gloss. IT IS AWESOME! No sticky, and it actually leaves my lips feeling oh-so-soft.

    I am a little weary about all of the ingredients in it. I’m sure a few drops of coconut oil would suffice, but I haven’t found anything “more natural” that has helped my lips.

    Hope the weekend treats you well!

  20. Danielle J says:

    My grandma had a cat named pee wee. Every time I see your cat I think of him.

  21. Sarah W says:

    I’m madly in love with Paula’s Choice BHA lotion for keeping my skin under control and not irritated.

  22. susan says:

    I like the Jane Iredale Lip Drink. It hydrates and protects too.

  23. Yesterday was my birthday (and I hated it) and I didn’t get any cake, so I think I deserve some Sephora love! πŸ˜‰
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  24. Olufunmi says:

    huhu!! I had so many imaginary friends.. I still do haha…

  25. Christie says:

    Forever loving your intros. ❀️ I’m in love with the Charles Worthingtom dry Texturising Spray, it smells like magic. Literal magic. On a side note, my favourite park was closed down and I have a seriously overrated skincare product – La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo…overhyped! Thanks for the opportunity to win Karen!

  26. Dina says:

    My cat is able to open doors πŸ™‚

  27. Michelle says:

    The most soothing lip balm for me is a Nivea blue one that I bought when I was in Tokyo. I think they have it in the U.S. but I don’t think the brand is as popular here.

  28. Anastasiya says:

    My favorite park is Kuzminku in Moscow πŸ˜‰

  29. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    No imaginary friends !

  30. Emily Basalik says:

    I did have an imaginary friend. Her name was Blue.

  31. Julie says:

    My beautiful cat, Millie, can open a closed door with her paws! She jumps up and turns the doorknob. If she had thumbs, I think she would be running the world!
    Julie recently posted … BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer SoufflΓ© in Watermelon/Moonstone

  32. Megan says:

    I like Nivea lip balm.

  33. Chelsee says:

    Oh I did not have any imaginary friends but many of my friends did:)

  34. Melissa says:

    My favorite park is Hershey park!

  35. Kaitlyn says:

    Most soothing lip balm?
    Nivea caramel kiss!

  36. Samantha says:

    My favorite lip balm is the Fresh’s Advanced Lip Treatment!

  37. catherine crain says:

    My fav lip balm of all time has to be Burts Bee’s!

  38. Mahdi Martin says:

    My sister and I both had imaginary friends, and they would play together.

  39. trixx says:

    I can’t wait to try Benefit’s push up liner!!!

  40. Katrina says:

    I slept in so late today but I’m not stressing over it – I did not get enough sleep all week and I finally got to make up for it. Now I think I may go lie out in the sun because it’s actually nice out and I’m not real ambitious to do much of anything else.

  41. Jackie says:

    Most soothing lip balm is Aquafor for sure!!!

  42. Monal says:

    I never had any pets as a child (not even a goldfish) nor an imaginary friend. Hope you’re having a great day!

  43. athena says:

    growing up I never had an imaginary friend, but i was always a big fan of barbies!

  44. Supriya says:

    If I win this gift card then I want to get the hourglass ambient lighting palette!! πŸ™‚

  45. Chelsea Heimann says:

    My favorite lip balm is by Jack Black. I love all of the flavors/scents but my favorite is mint.

  46. Marilyn says:

    I use regular ol’ Chapstick (cupcake flavor).

  47. Jen. says:

    My favorite park is in Minnesota– it’s just a huge forest next to the river, completely the opposite of Arizona. I get to go in a week or so. I’m excited!

  48. Ashleigh says:

    Does your fur friend/cat/dog/ferret/etc. have any unusual talents?
    Yes, eating money (literally) and crawling on command πŸ™‚

    Best smelling hair product? The Organix keratin shampoo/conditioner in the bronze bottle, it smells like cocoa butter, almost good enough to eat!

  49. Stephanie says:

    I don’t remember having any imaginary friends as a child. πŸ™‚

  50. Jackie Julty says:

    I love the Creme de la Mer lip balm, and I am excited about the new eyeliner by Benefit- “They’re Real”- seems like there may be a bit of a learning curve with it though.

  51. Ellie says:

    I love the Rosebud Salve I have, but have been wanting to try a Korres lip butter for a long time!

  52. brooke says:

    OMG…the la mer lip balm is amazing…but the price tag…notsomuch. I’m dreading the day my little pot runs out ’cause I will not be repurchasing anytime soon. :/ I’m sure Sephora has something that can fill in in the meantime!

  53. Joni says:

    Hi Karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I am! I had my baby girl Thursday morning. She was 6 weeks early but beautiful and doing well.

  54. Nikki O. says:

    Coola Liplux is my favorite lip balm, it’s amazing!

  55. Jennifer says:

    I tried the Mary Kay Time Wise eye cream on a whim and loved it. It applied so nicely under my makeup, concealer didn’t crease and everything stayed put! Definitely an underrated product.

  56. Justine says:

    The original Herbal Essences is a classic scent!

  57. Rene Groyer says:

    Best lipbalm ever is by Decleor and its incredible.Saved my son’s lips when they peeled away from Roaccutane.

  58. Aiko says:

    I’m from Europe and went to California this month. I can’t tell you how many times I went to Sephora. I honestly think I did most of my shopping there haha. There’s no Sephora where I’m from πŸ™
    So shopping at Sephora is shopping for exclusive brands for me.

  59. I’m obsessed with Nivea lip balm.
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  60. Lucille says:

    Love the Fresh line at Sephora

  61. judy says:

    i always check with paula begoun’s website, even if i am thinking of purchasing something other than paula’s choice. she really knows makeup and skincare.

  62. Tiffanie says:

    We are lucky to have many parks close to our house, and I love them all!

  63. BooBooNinja says:

    My cat’s super power is being an escape artist.

  64. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love EOS lip balm.

  65. Kasey says:

    The most underrated skincare product is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. That is why I’m glad you mentioned it in a post!

  66. Liz says:

    I can’t imagine what my beauty products would say if they could talk! “Hey, easy on the bronzer!” “Just one more coat of mascara please!”

  67. sienna says:

    i think all of aveda’s skin care products are under-rated. the cream facewash is the best i’ve ever used!

  68. Lynn says:

    I really like Chanel Hair mist.

  69. Vicki says:

    I love the smell of the Orofluido hair oil. It’s got a nice amber vanilla fragrance.

  70. Andrea Amy says:

    I don’t remember if I had an imaginary friend or not. I don’t think so, but my oldest son did. It was an alligator who was his boss who lived in the ground in our backyard. He had quite the imagination when he was little lol

  71. Laure says:

    One of my cats can open doors. πŸ™‚ She’ll jump on the door handle a few times so it’ll turn downward. It always takes her a few tries, but she usually gets there in the end. It makes a terrible noise and usually comes out of nowhere… Never fails to take me by surprise and make me jump a metre in the air.
    My other cat just scratches at the door until we feel sorry for him and open the door. XD

  72. Krista Embertson says:

    Most soothing lip balm. I know this wont’ be a popular answer but in dry dry Alberta the only thing that keeps my lips from being chapped is good old Carmex.

  73. Kellyn says:

    My most soothing lip balm is a classic: Carmex. πŸ™‚

  74. Amber says:

    I love 6 flags New Jersey!

  75. Katie says:

    I picked up some new drugstore products today, I’m excited to try them out! One of them was the L’oreal Paris Color Riche lip color in Pink Cotton…lovely, soft, and springy πŸ™‚

  76. tcarolinep says:

    I had a bunch of imaginary friends when I was a kid.

  77. Jordi says:

    I think the Cerave renewing creams are so amazing for that winter-is-over, let’s-get-ready-for-spring foot care time!

  78. nat ogu says:

    coffee seems to make my cramps worse but speedy recovery from yours

  79. serina says:

    hello karen! πŸ™‚ i’m currently waiting for my mini too faced haul to come in haha i finally got the chocolate bar palette…along with the a la mode palette and obviously the new cat eye palette!! i’m so excited i keep checking my emails for the shipment notification


  80. Nataya says:

    I bought cheap 2 in 1 hair and body wash in supermarket which has sandalwood oil in its ingredients. The effect is not the most wow but the smell is divine! Enjoy the mild summer :).

  81. Marisa Kramer says:

    I love Sugar lip balms; I just wish they weren’t $22 a pop.

  82. Cathy says:

    My favorite lip balm is Burt’s Bees, and my favorite theme park is Universal Studios!

  83. Amy says:

    Carmex lip balm works best for me.

  84. Ivana Jankovic says:

    Most soothing lip balm?
    Eucerin Lip Active

  85. Krystle Thomas says:

    I am liking Dior’s lip glow right now. Wish I had the coral color though!

  86. Aida says:

    No, I’ve never had imaginary friends ;).

  87. Sarah Thompson says:

    I love Tabs as the Sephora model! So funny! Thx for the giveaway!

  88. Neapolitanmimi says:

    My Westie, Bentley, is as happy and wonderful as ever even though he was diagnosed with lymphoma a month ago. He won’t be with us much longer but he is keeping us smiling by acting a jolly good fellow himself. πŸ™‚

  89. Astronausicaa says:

    Well for me St Ives Timeless Skin is the most underrated skincare ever, is so awesome!! its been 2 years that i use and my skin never been better seriously! reminds me of la metier just better and the price? well!! you need this!! ; )

  90. Lori P says:

    My long haired chihuahua, Coco can wash her face just like a cat. She must have learned it from my cat, Crystal who we already had when we got Coco as a puppy ten years ago

  91. Evangalia Kanaraki says:

    I had a light oil treatment from jean iver,i got it as a free sample at first and it smells like butter caramel!!!It’s soooooo good!!!!

  92. cyrille says:

    I quite like griffith park. Especially its obsevatory extension ~

  93. carolina barrera says:

    I love makeup and love dogs!!

  94. MsAnne says:

    I am tired.

  95. Angela says:

    On your raving post of love I purchased Nars radiant cream foundation last night. So far I think I love it!!!

    Also, in a past post about layering bred for beauty over worldly wealth and I have to agree, it’s gorgeous!!! I didn’t pick up bred for beauty because I already have three matte hot pink blushes so I used Tarte’s amused today over WW. I love it so very much. You come up with some beautiful combos, lady.

  96. Joanna says:

    I love, love Bliss fabulips glossy balm. It is seriously moisturizing, and the texture is lovely and not at all sticky. The flavor is citrus mint too, so you can feel a slight tingle to your lips. I can go without any lip color and just put this on and look polished. I use it every morning and every night before going to bed. I wake up with moisturized lips! I have used it twice a day for six months now and still have half of the 15 ml tube left. You should try it!

  97. Michaela says:

    My favorite park is Balboa Park in San Diego. It has the zoo, a botanical garden, museums, a koi pond, restaurants, and an outdoor organ pavilion!

  98. Ms. Elise says:

    I had an imaginary friend (well, a shark) when I was a kid. Seriously. My imaginary pet shark. We visited him at the beach a lot.

  99. Sue McKibben says:

    The underrated product is Clarins beauty flash balm. It’s a great moisturizer, mask and general “pick me up”

  100. Alexa says:

    I really want to buy some Hourglass products!

  101. Susan T. says:

    My cats don’t have any special talents except supernatural cuteness and amazing hearing for when the treat bag opens! πŸ™‚

  102. Paol Trenny says:

    ONe of my favorite park is the “Raising Cane” Doggie Park in BRLA. My dog loves coming here and so do I.

  103. Yesenia P says:

    Getting fillings next week, smh πŸ™

  104. amy pugmire says:

    I took my 3 young kids to a parade early in the morning then straight to a boutique/carnival after and we just barely got home and its 8pm. long day. I’m wiped out.

  105. Daraya says:

    I have this lip balm sample that came with a hand cream I used to buy, but it has no brand. It is so amazing though! It is like vaseline, but has a wonderful strawberry scent to it.

  106. Stephanie says:

    My favorite local park is City Park in New Orleans – there are so many different nooks and crannies to explore.

  107. shana says:

    Most soothing lip balm – I have a homemade kind from etsy that smells like strawberry jelly, it’s pretty good! Be Fine’s Lip Serum is pretty nice too.

  108. Amber says:

    There’s a little park near my apartment right off the lake; my boyfriend and I take night walks just to go swing like kids, enjoy the breeze and listen to the crickets.

  109. Maren says:

    Not sure if I want to share my favorite-smelling hair product, because other people might buy it. πŸ™‚

  110. Iasmin says:

    I had an imaginary bunny friend. Not the best imaginary friend since it was a bunny, never talked back or anything. The only thing it did was be cute. haha. I could have done better I guess. = /
    Iasmin recently posted … An Intro On Dancing Long Distance

  111. Janet Shepherd says:

    I’m currently in the middle of giving myself a mani/pedi – many moons ago I did a basic hair & beauty course, and am a qualified manicurist. As such, I find it really difficult to pay someone in a nail bar to do something I can do at home for free! It’s my frugal Scottish ancestors coming out I guess πŸ˜€

    I’m painting them a chic classic red – it always makes me feel like a 50’s pinup.

  112. Efrain says:

    Well, I’m not feeling good right now so I think money would help me feel better.
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  113. Rachel says:

    My favorite lipbalm currently is the Jo Malone vitamin E lip conditioner.

  114. Christine says:

    Seriously I miss the concrete hill (slide with some cardboard) at Coyote Park. RIP concrete hill.
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  115. Kristie says:

    Best smelling hair product? Toni and Guy Sea Salt Spray! Smells amazing.

  116. Stephanie Fanizzi says:


    I always come to your blog for so many things. I love your swatches, both on your arms and face, and you’re detailed description, mixed with you cute way of keeping things interesting to read. So glad I found you back when I was looking up swatches of the MAC Magnetic Neutrals (I think that was the name, maybe metallic??)!

  117. cristina says:

    Our nearby park is quite good for my toddler. Happy weekend!

  118. Christiana Mercier says:

    PONDS cold cream…not sure if it is really underrated–or just lost in the midst of the new products..but it is a classic and I swear by it!!

  119. Raeesah says:

    well, i could speak about all the tips you gave, but i like sticking to the point, I start my first ever makeup course in a days time its for 3 months, i live in south africa I’m just a girl with a dream of being a well known makeup artist i want to take things to the next level and never give up. to be honest i have never tried sephora being in southafrica its hard to get also, i have heard its excellent. I feel getting a opportunity like this to win something so amazing will be the cherry on the top to my makeup adventure i start. fingers crossed hope it works out.

  120. Yasmin says:

    I’m trying to learn a new language this summer.

  121. Veronica V says:

    I love Sephora. It’s an adult candy-store.

  122. Tammy says:

    Just got back from a camping weekend (it’s what she wanted for her party) for my daughters 13th birthday with 4 of her besties. Sigh. I could use some lovely new bath products so I can soak for a good long time.

  123. MelodyJ says:

    Yes, I had imaginary friends as a kid.
    The most underrated skin care product is Simple SPF 15 Lotion.

  124. Mardi says:

    My kitten (OK he’s seven months old but still a kitten to me) Tommy loves a rubber wrist band and likes to play fetch with it.

  125. Maria K says:

    Fresh tinted balms are the best! They feel so good on your lips and provide just the right amount of color

  126. mrsshukra says:

    Watching The Musketeers on BBC!

  127. kristina says:

    ive been itching to get the new tarte blush in captivating. everyone has been raving about it!

  128. Elie Anne says:

    LUSH American Cream Conditioner is the Best smelling hair product I have ever tried!
    Thank you for the giveaway, fingers crossed πŸ™‚


  129. Erin says:

    Eye primer and lip liner! I don’t necessarily think they’re underrated as much as frequently overlooked by many, outside of special occasions. Ponds cold cream too, even if it makes my face smell like an old lady πŸ™‚

  130. Rhoda K says:

    I didn’t have any imaginary friends but my wee sister did..used to drive me crazy!!

  131. Ioana says:

    My most beloved skin care product is the Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic. I tried other serums, however, I always ended up wasting money on things that don’t live up to their claims. Since I found this little gem, I’m very happy with my skin. Have you tried it yet?

  132. Lush makes the most amazing-smelling hair products!
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  133. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen! It’s sunny here today! Happy weekend!

  134. Rozae says:

    Some people started their fast yesterday but today is my first day, happy Ramadan.

  135. Jennifer says:

    My favourite lip balm is probably fresh’s original Sugar one! It just smells so good.

  136. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’m an eos lip balm addict!

  137. Alix says:

    My fave lip balm at the moment is Bite Agave Lip Nectar!

  138. oliwiarm says:

    I love Kerastase Nutritermique products… they make my hair look fabulous and the smell is wonderfull:)

  139. CeeJai says:

    I don’t think I had any imaginary friends growing up. But now my daughter has a couple. Although they seem to make 1-2 appearance only lol

  140. kelly says:

    having fun with my baby girl!

  141. Joanna says:

    Most soothing lip balm that has work for me would be Carmex.

  142. nlm8 says:

    Pretty sure our can telecommunicate with squirrels

  143. Kristin says:

    Hey Karen πŸ™‚
    I love the smell of Moroccanoil.

  144. bin ra says:

    best underrated skincare product: thayers alcohol free witch hazel as a toner. Absolutely love this stuff and my skin always looks better when i’ve used it consistently

  145. Remika says:

    So excited to enter this giveaway! Most soothing lip balm is still my fav Blistex. I keep turning to that one even though I have tried others like Burt’s Bees, Bite Beauty, etc. Love you blog and your reviews πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  146. Qian says:

    Smith’s Rosebud Salve is the most soothing lip balm for me πŸ˜€

  147. Alida G. says:

    Hello K & T. Today Mr. D, our neighbor’s new lovely kitten and me went to the beach, made some yoga, had a healthy breakfast and swim a little. Can’t describe how happy this kitten is playing with water. He loves to swim too, I know, so weird right? Happy weekend!

  148. Allie says:

    Dolores Park in SF is the best! That gorgeous view of the city never gets old

  149. Alexa says:

    My cat’s name was Walter. :3
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  150. Joy says:

    I totally love the EOS lip balm spheres…so addicting!

  151. Elisa Cumsille says:

    I love Now Foods Vanilla Lip Balm, its soo comfortable on the lips!

  152. Ashley Celikay says:

    I love Blistex Moisture Beads Chapstick!

  153. dawn s says:

    weleda everon balm is my favorite soothing bedtime balm!

  154. Christina Li says:

    Lush’s “R&B” is definitely the best smelling hair product I’ve ever smelt!

  155. Jessie says:

    My cat can open closet doors!

  156. Dimana Dyakova says:

    Most soothing lip balm – EOS lip balms … I love them! Doing amazing job for my extra dry lips without being greasy πŸ˜‰

  157. Aimen says:

    Most underrated skin care products.. HadaLabo!!!! Just tried them and am LOVING THEMMMM!

  158. Mandy Sark says:

    I’m procrastinating my workout. Lethal legs – last time I was sore for 3 days!

  159. Niki T. says:

    I didn’t have any imaginary friends but I used to like to dress like Madonna from her Starlight video and pretended to be her! I’d even go out to the store with my mom dressed like this… lol.

  160. Bunny says:

    I’m mostly just trying to stay cool!

  161. Jasmine P says:

    My parent’s cat is trained to use the toilet! Best. Cat. Ever.

  162. Emily says:

    Rafflecopter! ROFLCOPTER! I finally just made the connection!

    I must be tired.

  163. Dee says:

    Love the picture. Tabs is very accomodating lol.
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  164. Rachel P says:

    Me and my sister are 2 1/2 years appart. When we were little, we both had imaginary husbands name Goon and Gerlet. Don’t ask me how we came up with the names! We also had an imaginary mutual friend named June.

  165. Kara says:

    I’m loving the Dr. Jart’s Ceramide Liquid this summer. It helps provide lightweight moisture and kicks the lovely surface-dryness I tend to have (with oily skin underneath).

  166. Micaela Thomas says:

    The most soothing lip balm that I have ever used is Eve Lom Kiss Mix Lip Treatment.

  167. Nashi says:

    Hi Karen!
    I’m new to the world of beauty products (strange for being 20 and JUST learning how to apply lipstick! If I end up getting a sephora gift card, I’d pick a eyeliner to try out next!).

    We have a beautiful blue point siamese mix named, Fancy. She’s just gorgeous! She could possibly rival Tabs! Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and I hope you two have a nice day πŸ™‚

  168. Lulubelle says:

    My favorite parks are the Warner parks in Nashville. I used to take morning runs there and would see deer and owls in the woods. So pretty!

  169. Isabel V says:

    I’m a big fan of good ol’ Burt’s Bees (the original mint, forever!) and Avon’s watermelon flavored lip balm. They’re both great on their own, but they’re also awesome under lipsticks! It helps that they both smell amazing.

  170. Danielle says:

    Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream feels SO good on chapped lips.

  171. Ashley S. says:

    I’ve never had an imaginary friend!

  172. Tina says:

    I didn’t have a imaginary friend.

  173. Natalie Brown says:

    Hello! I’m sorry about the cramping. Hopefully, you can just take it easy. My favorite park is Crescent Lake right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has several big Banyan Trees. So awesome! There’s a lake and walking/biking trail around it. Big ducks, little ducks, big turtles. It’s beautiful! Thank-you for the chance!!

  174. Anna says:

    I think Paula’s Choice skincare is underrated. It’s affordable and actually works! My skin glows using her products, I don’t know why more people haven’t heard of them and use them. I’m obsessed!!

  175. Mallory B says:

    I feel like Aveeno doesn’t get all the love it deserves. I always return to the Ultra Calming cleanser and lotion after trying new items. It clears up irritation and is awesome for my (sometimes) sensitive skin!

  176. hayley says:

    La Vie Est Belle for hair and body – limited edition skin oil!

  177. Tracy says:

    Most underrated skin care product is Camille Beckman glycerine hand therapy. The. Best. Ever.

  178. Emily C says:

    Best for lips is Lucas Pawpaw Ointment

  179. Sunita says:

    Sadly, I have yet to find my HG lip balm! I have tried the EOS ones.. and a few others… and I can’t bring myself to spend too much on lip balms. =/ Hopefully… if I win this giftcard? =)

  180. Lisa C says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, cramps are the worst!! Oh and my ferret loves to take things that don’t belong to him and hide them to where I can’t find them lol

  181. Been in love with the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille souffle sample I got with a recent purchase. Planned on buying the fragrance during this F&F sale but out of stock plus I really didn’t want to spend $75 just to get the discount anyway. Womp womp. Hopefully Sephora will carry it by the time November’s discount rolls around, if nothing else! πŸ™‚

  182. Ashley says:

    I love Rosebud Perfume Co’s Rosebud Salve. It’s the only thing that can help with my chronically dry lips!

  183. Grace says:

    Noxzema is extremely underrated, with moderate use it can do wonders for your face.

  184. Elle Franco says:

    I love Blistex Complete Moisture! It does wonders for my lips and has spf too!

  185. Deanna says:

    I love the Jack Black lip balm. It’s super moisturizing!

  186. Keturah says:

    I think Mac’s patent polish lip pencils are underrated. They are so moisturizing and are taking the place of my Revlon lip butters!

  187. Kayvid says:

    Carmex lip balm all the way

  188. Melanie says:

    Best face cream…La Mer. You only need a dot and it melts into your skin! I use it with hydraluron and the girl at the clairins counter thought I was 28 and I said no way girl I’ll be 38 this week! Awesome sauce!

  189. Lauren says:

    My cat is the best. She gives no cares about what you do to her – except baths – and loves positively everyone. ^_^

  190. Julie B. says:

    My cat has the ability to, if we are say upstairs having a conversation and she is downstairs, and we mention her casually, she comes up within two minutes without fail. Super duper hearing or ESP?

  191. Imelda says:

    My 2 favorite things: Polka dots in unexpected colors and Stila liquid liner!

  192. Gayathri N says:

    My favorite park, or at least the one I really want to visit, is Central Park in NY! New York is literally right next door, but I haven’t had the chance to fully explore the city yet!

  193. Paulomi says:

    I tried the Fresh Sugar lip balm but didn’t see what the hype and $22 price tag was all about…so back to my Burt’s Bees…maybe I’ll try some of the other ones suggested here for a change πŸ™‚

  194. Stacet says:

    I don’t know if this qualifies as a talent, but my dog tries to talk and imitates weird noises that we make at her when she is excited.

  195. Jody says:

    Favorite park – Central Park of course.

  196. Steph says:

    My imaginary friend was named Zarkie!
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  197. Kimberly says:

    If I win I’m buying some new makeup for the summer. I have been on a pretty strict no buy for over a year.

  198. Tiffany says:

    Favorite park – Central Park! There’s sooooooo much to do there! My favorite thing to do is watch the puppies play off leash before 9AM.

  199. Nicole Stanford says:

    My favorite park is Disneyland, yes I know it’s an amusement park but it’s still my favorite. I love going with my nieces and nephews they make me feel like a little kid again.

  200. em says:

    i love herbal essence! random people tell me that my hair smells nice too! lol

  201. Destiny says:

    I recently tried the Not Your Mother’s Haircare Line and I have to say that the whipped mousse smells like heaven (β™‘.β™‘)

  202. Brittany says:

    If you love coconut.Alba Bontonica Coconut Milk shampoo/conditioner smells amazing not to mention makes your hair super soft too!

  203. melanie hill says:

    my dog Apollo loves to Talk!!! he is amazing!!!

  204. Barbara B says:

    Love to use Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Therapy on my dry lips. Works great!

  205. Tracy says:

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  206. Charlotte says:

    I saw Edge of Tomorrow, and it was like watching myself get better and better at Metroid πŸ˜€ die and repeat!

  207. Elza says:

    thanks for the giveaway!!!

  208. Nika says:

    I miss the old Herbal Essences shampoos! Those were the best!

  209. Wayne says:

    So two adult cats and four kittens isn’t too much, right?

  210. Lorraine says:

    Blistex daily Conditioning treatment, with SPF but wear it overnight for softer lips in the AM

  211. Monica Chauhan says:

    I dont spend much on lip balm, but according to me Maybelline baby lips moisturizing lip balms do a good job and a best in budget option !

  212. Katia Audrey says:

    My fave lip balm is the Ole Henriksen African Red Tea exfoliating lip salvation. It’s simply amazing!

  213. admmgz says:

    So far, I’ve found that the most soothing lip balm is Jack Black but if my lips are cracked & wind burnt, I just use medicated Chap Stick and that does the trick for me

  214. Doreena says:

    7 more days till I get to see Michael Buble live!! My first time & I’m so excited!

  215. Kim says:

    We had a beautiful weekend – the weather was perfect. Then, just a few minutes ago, and I kid you not, the rain came down in buckets with a smattering of hail. Ah, life in the northeast. πŸ™‚

  216. Tara says:

    I am addicted to Peter Thomas Roth! Twice a week I use the Therapeutic Sulfur Masque while I’m blowing drying and straightening my hair! LOVE IT! I also love the Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads. They tingle and feel amazing. One more… the Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel. I can’t believe I’m 36 and more comfortable w/o make-up than I’ve ever been.

  217. Marloes says:

    I don’t think they really are unusual talents, but one of my two childhood cats knew how to open doors, and he knew how to play fetch. πŸ™‚

  218. Amy says:

    Best smelling hair product? Funny you should ask! I just bought a new shampoo and conditioner based 90% on the scent. Organix Kukui Oil. Mmmm….

  219. Monica B says:

    The name of my imaginary friend was Soi. Weird ha?

  220. Kristin says:

    Oh, carmex is really good as a soothing lipbalm. πŸ™‚

  221. Lola says:

    The best smelling hair product I think, is Its A Ten =)

  222. Diane says:

    If it can be called a park, my favorite is Avenue of the Giants. As far as kitty talents, I’ve taught both of mine to sit up for treats. πŸ™‚

  223. Jenny says:

    My favorite most soothing lip balm is either by Haus of Gloi or Rainbow HOney. both are indie companies. But i think indie lip balms are some of the best out there. And of course….Fresh Sugar. I mean what can even comare?

  224. Terri says:

    My favorite lip balm is a toss-up between Kiehl’s and Fresh.

  225. Lilly says:

    I have my eyes on the Hourglass Ambient powder!

  226. Deirdre says:

    I just got a sample of the AERIN Rose Lip Conditioner and I think I might be in love.

  227. Regina Reed says:

    My cat Lola fetches!

  228. beebee says:

    Most underrated skincare product is water. I think it’s the main reason I look so crappy after a couple of drinks the night before–if I drink a few glasses of water I hardly notice any puffiness at all.

  229. Casey says:

    I had a hair trial for my wedding this weekend, and it went AWESOME!

  230. Sylvia says:

    I’ve really been enjoying the Aussie Moist shampoo, smells like candy.

  231. Candice C. says:

    I just purchased one of the new Bite Beauty BB for Lips in ‘Tawny,’ and I must say that I adore it.

  232. Carmela says:

    My nail appliques have been on my hands for two weeks now! bravo Sally hansen base and top coat!

  233. teresa koedyker says:

    I love EOS lip balms.

  234. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i love the smell of moroccan hair oil

  235. Majick says:

    I just got a new phone that does everything except wipe my butt – I think I may have to trade it in…:-D

  236. Diana says:

    Honestly I think that they clear Great Lash by Maybelline is underrated. I use it as a base coat for my lashes and it works wonders! It makes them so much longer and no clumps! I always get asked if I’m wearing falsies. πŸ™‚

  237. Trude says:

    I use Aquaphor on my lips religiously. I’ve tried everything from Chapstick to Fresh Sugar and it’s my favorite, especially value-wise. And they come in little travel-size tubes so it’s perfect! πŸ™‚

  238. Kater says:

    Most soothing lip balm: Jack Black! But don’t get the grapefruit stuff—it tastes a little bitter :o(

  239. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I think Biolage shampoo and conditioner smell awesome! πŸ™‚

  240. Yurianna says:

    still on the search to find the perfect lip balm. til then, i guess vaseline is my friend

  241. Sarah B says:

    My most soothing lip balm is Fresh Sugar balm. Love the lemon-y scent, too!!

  242. Em says:

    I love aquaphor when my lips just need some TLC.

  243. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Currently I have cramps and hurting and not feeling desirable. Hope you are feeling better.

  244. Rachel P. says:

    My comment is that I am ready for Monday to be over, excited for your giveaway, and having a chocolate craving! Silky chocolate torte would be ideal. Now where to find some…

  245. Vanessa C says:

    I just encountered my favorite park yesterday. My sister in law took us to McCarren park in Brooklyn. It’s been around for ages, and I’ve never been. The city recently overhauled it and it is gorgeous! You would think you were in Central Park, with how lush the grass is and how clean the park is. We took a nice stroll around after hanging out poolside. The park has a FREE POOL!

    Can’t wait to go again πŸ™‚

  246. Rachel says:

    My cat will climb under the faucet at the kitchen sink for easy access to the window! I think that is pretty talented!

  247. Vicki says:

    My favourite lip balm that are in about every purse, drawer, table at home are eos ones. So handy and adorable!

  248. Ashlee K says:

    I think the EOS minty lip balm is hands down the most soothing lip balm around. πŸ™‚

  249. Michelle says:

    I love the Dior lip balms and am looking forward to trying the LancΓ΄me one. Also, the Dior rouge de serum sticks are the best at healing chapped lips.


  251. irini says:

    I never had an imaginary friend!

  252. Mary says:

    When one of my cats is inside and his BFF kitty is outside wanting in, he’ll bring his toy to the door and meow until one of us comes and opens the door for her, at which point he drops the toy on your feet in trade. It’s adorable.

  253. L. Carbone says:

    Tomorrow Canadians celebrate Canada Day! Our July 1st statutory holiday is similar to your July 4th. We wear red and white and most celebrate with family having bbq and eating until we collapse LOL

    Happy 4th to you all!

    Best, Lisa

  254. Angelica says:

    I need this giftcard!

  255. Best soothing lip balm? Nuxe Reve De Miel is pretty darn amazeballs πŸ™‚

  256. Kierra says:

    Most underrated product is Cetaphil facial cleanser. It has worked wonders for my sensitive skin!!!

  257. Emilia Z says:

    Most underrated skin care product is Novea lotions they are the most smoothing lotions for all year round and they smell so fresh and clean

  258. samantha says:

    i love the cheap vitamin e cream you can find at walmart. it feels expensive!

  259. ReneeP says:

    I was too busy to comment this weekend but since to day is my birthday I am resting all day and now have time!!! I hope I win!

  260. Bons says:

    I love Herbal Essences hair products – smells great!

  261. Allie says:

    I love using Jojoba oil to take off my makeup, it works better than any remover I’ve ever used!

  262. Katie says:

    I’m ridiculously addicted to Norman Reedus, coffee, my cats, Pinterest and body mods. πŸ˜€

  263. Jenn says:

    I’m so happy! I found a stray kitten on Friday, it breaks my heart that I cannot keep him. But a really close friend is going to keep him, so I can still visit him.

  264. Robin says:

    My favorite park is Cedar Grove Park– it’s a couple of miles from my house, and my boys and I both love it! Great visibility, a fun bike loop, great climbing toys and slides and happy trees. πŸ™‚

  265. Meagan says:

    My favourite soothing lipbalm is Jack Black πŸ™‚

  266. Jen G says:

    My cats LOVE potato chips. Not sure that is really a ‘talent’. Ha ha. Tried hot sauce on them once to get them to leave them alone – apparently they like that too.

  267. Rita says:

    I love EOS lip balm!

  268. monica says:

    i’m getting the new benefit liner in the mail and can’t wait to try it! Have you tried it yet?

  269. Jean says:

    This past week has been ROUGH and it’d be lovely to win this! Thanks Karen!

  270. Aurora says:

    I’m using Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer with SPF 15. Cheap & effective.

  271. Stacy Z says:

    Tony Moly peach lip balm! Smells like peach candy and super moisturizing!

  272. kenesha says:

    I need more makeup!!!!!! Lol

  273. Karina says:

    Skin care: Paula’s Choice super light antioxidant serum πŸ™‚

  274. Janet says:

    Really getting into my old pro long wear bronzing powders from mac, nude on board is my current obsession

  275. Christina says:

    Favorite product right now, loreal miracle blur! So expensive get so amazing! Better yet doesn’t break me out. Woo!

    Thank you for thr contest!

  276. chibicheeks says:

    I get a short week for the holiday, woo hoo!

  277. Vanessa says:

    I have been experimenting with different lipstick shades.

  278. Caitlin says:

    I just found this amazing hair product by Kerastase: Fibre Architecte. Amazing for helping damaged and dry split ends but what I really love is that is smells just like ripe nectarines. Honestly, I could smell this all day long.

  279. Siobhan says:

    I have a secret love for Biore Blackhead Pore Strips for my nose. They hurt to rip off but in such a satisfying way… plus you can see all the gunk that comes out of your pores. Gross but very intriguing!

  280. Kathleen says:

    I just got the MAC Toying Around lipstick from the Playland collection and I love it! I knew if I didn’t get it, I would be so upset lol!

  281. anissa says:

    best lip balm i’ve used is eos. love it. can’t have too many.

  282. Carine says:

    The most underrated skin care product is fresh seaberry oil. it actually reduced my acne so much

  283. Jennifer says:

    One of my cats, Blue, and I speak to each other and we understand each other perfectly. Just like you and Tabs the Great.

  284. Kate G says:

    Most soothing lip balm has always been plain ol’ Vaseline. I will use it for life.

  285. Laura says:

    Most underrated skin care product might be anything from Paula’s choice.

  286. Sargam Tahiliani says:

    Ooh I went to Mauritius this month and it was amazing! !!

  287. Julie Simpson says:

    After lightly brushing my lips before brushing my teeth before all of the L’Oreal , the Burt’s bees etc.. Goes my cherry chap stick. Keeps my lips soft under whatever I wear lip stain, lip stick.

  288. Jennifer says:

    The best smelling hair product that I use is TIGI Bedhead Biggie Shine Spray. I’m addicted, and it’s perfect on freshly washed hair. I’m a bleach blonde, so it tends to look a little dry on day one.


  289. amber says:

    The two most soothing lip balms for are the nivea lip butter and Chanel rouge balm. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Karen !!

  290. Lindsey L says:

    I think coconut oil is the most underrated skin care product! It has such a variety of uses!

  291. rashmi says:

    I am entering for the first time and will not give up until i win one πŸ™‚ and this time i soooo want it badly as , ever since i saw Hourglass luminous light in your daily makeup products i want it sooo badly πŸ™‚ and above all , as my frnd would be coming mid july i am in a hurry and what better way to own it by winning here πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ KAREN’s seal of approval in my vanity πŸ™‚
    although if i dont win i will buy it sooner or later πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    so yeahhh about my comment πŸ™‚
    it is weird but one of the frnd is not talking to me and i am trying hard to find out why .. but anyways
    i talk to her in my imagination for hrs … like really every other day i try and vent out my frustration and ask her what all is going in her life ? why she is sad and behaving like this but all in IMAGINATION πŸ™ i feel so sad for myself that am not able to make her feel better or positive
    i really hope she comes back to me else also i will keep trying and talk to her no matter she is not listening πŸ™ πŸ™
    fingers crossed πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
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  292. Deb K says:

    We have a little park by our house that is called Mound Indian P ark and it is beautiful!

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