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“Please, nice lady,” said the terrified cup of coffee. “Please don’t drink me.”

“Why not!?” barked the groggy, bleary-eyed beauty blogger as she ambled toward the carton of almond milk on the counter. “You’re mine! And I need you!”

“But…” pleaded the cup, “if you drink me, I’ll disappear, and I don’t want to disappear.”

The beauty blogger’s left eye twitched uncontrollably, and her hands were twisted into claws. “Bah! I don’t care! I’m not awake yet and I need my coffee!” Clumsily, she dumped the milk-like liquid into the cup, filling it close to the brim.

“Grgglrgl!” the cup cried. “I can’t swim!”

“Oh, shut-up!” the blogger screamed. “Just shut-up already!”


OK, that was dumb.

SO dumb.

LOL! But I am really that tired right now, and I have no sympathy whatsoever for the coffee I am about to consume, bwahahahahahaaa! πŸ™‚

Hi, babe. How’s it going this morning? What did you do last night?

I made pasta for din-din and watched some PBS specials on Netflix, one about Chatsworth, which is the palatial house where Downtown Abbey takes place, and the second one was about Selfridges, the department store in London (founded by an American, who knew?). And then I watched the first half of Titanic again (because we all know what happens in the second half).

Sometimes TV is the world’s greatest cure for a frazzled mind, ya know? There are times when I literally need for my brain to be turned into mush.

In other news, I’m counting down the seconds till tomorrow because I’m heading into the city to meet my two girlfriends for the day, and I haven’t seen them in a while.

So that’ll be fun.

I hope you have a great weekend lined up. I’ll be around, as usual, so I’ll talk to you soon.

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  1. Anna says:

    I like my coffee black with two Truvia packets!

  2. I have actually been to London!… but I’ve only been in their airport so that isn’t very exciting… πŸ˜‰
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  3. Vanessa says:


  4. Agata says:

    Coffee? Yes, please. I am on my 2/3 day when I have to start work at 4:30 am so I am sipping on my 4th cup of coffee already…It’s going to be a long day. But after work I am going to the mall to get rewarded, lol. I want to get a skirt that I really like and I should have bought it right away and, needless to say, I am going to browse the gorgeous aisles of Sephora. Tomorrow sounds like fun for you, what are you going to do with your girlfriends?
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  5. Anjali says:

    Summer fruit = lychees, nectarines, strawberries, watermelon, …. (the list is endless!)

  6. Tiffanie says:

    I also need my morning coffee fix! It’s the first thing I do when I get up.

  7. Laura says:

    I movie that scared me as a child believe it or not was ET.

  8. Katrina says:

    Still drinking my coffee today – I slept in late, but it’s just got some half & half in it.

  9. Korbie says:

    I just looove raspberries ,espicially ones just picked from a bush.

  10. catherine crain says:

    I take my coffee ICED.

  11. Crystal says:

    I don’t drink coffee

  12. Aly Edwards says:

    I could eat watermelon alllll day every day!

    I tried blueberries for the first time a few weeks ago (apparently I lead a sheltered life haha) and I’m not so much a fan of those!

  13. Aida says:

    Easy choice: WATERMELON!

  14. Julie P. says:

    My favorite summer fruit are cherries and peaches!
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  15. Karina says:

    I don’t drink coffee unless i have to stay up!

  16. Katie says:

    Fresh berries!!! In my margarita πŸ™‚

  17. Icequeen81 says:

    1, We take our coffee with cinnamon milk creamer.
    2.My last meal I made , I just made teriyaki chicken wok with boiled potatoes and greens and carrots.
    3.I wear one matte eye shadow called obituary a matte beige peach * light. But I don’t wear eye shadow on daily basis
    4. A movie that scared me when I was a child was a movie called the thing, Was a kind a pink stuff that swallowed people.

  18. Martina says:

    I have been to London twice so far and absolutely love it. It’s a beautiful city and I can’t wait to go again, hopefully next year.

  19. caitlin c. says:

    I take my coffee all black! No sugar or anything. I guess I’m just bitter. Lol.

  20. monica says:

    the weekends are my fave!

  21. Jenna says:

    I have never been anywhere out of the country!

  22. Laurinha says:

    I love coffee! Black, strong, brazilian way! Love!

  23. Michelle says:

    I take my coffee black. I started drinking coffee when I was around 20. My mom said in Asia even kids drink coffee at an early age, which I find weird, but now I love coffee.

  24. Riann says:

    I have been to London, I go about once a year for work. I love to travel and be somewhere new!

  25. Rhoda K says:

    Happy Saturday! I take my coffee black. Occasionally I treat myself to some almond milk in it. Have a fab weekend. x

  26. Lori Morgan says:

    I LOVE coffee but am pledgin g to only go to Starbucks 2x a week now!

  27. Izzie says:

    Funny you should mention coffee, I’ve actually been on a caffeine binge lately – 4 cups of coffee in the last 24 hours! Right now I’m loving Starbucks French Roast with just a splash of cream.
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  28. shana says:

    A movie that scared you as a child?

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory….oh man, that movie terrified me…I had nightmares of oompha loomphas for years. I watched up until that girl turned into a blueberry and that was it for me.

  29. Nicole says:

    I usually use two or three eyeshadows at a time.

  30. Daraya says:

    My favorite summer fruits are definitely peaches and watermelon! The peaches in the stores have been really good this season, so I’ve been buying peaches in bulk from Costco! πŸ™‚

  31. Lyndsey B. says:

    I take my coffee black with sugar. But from Starbucks…a latte with soy!

  32. jocelyn says:

    no coffee for me, tea please!

  33. Megan says:

    I usually only wear two eyeshadows at a time.

  34. meghan says:

    not to be a bummer, but I need to tell someone – we just put my dog to sleep. she was 15. it was for the best; she was in a lot of pain. I usually love the weekend, but right now I feel weird and sad and empty

  35. Andrea says:

    I totally just want to stay inside and eat hummus all day today.

  36. Lauren says:

    I’m in Miami, so I like my coffee Cuban-style, either as a cafecito (sweet espresso) or cortadito (cafeccito with a bit of milk added). Add a guava pastelito, and I’m ready for the day!

  37. Nathalie says:

    I’m loving all the plums in season right now! So fragrant and delicious.

  38. Liz says:

    I could seriously use some amazing new makeup! Love the blog, glad I stopped by! πŸ™‚

  39. Olivia says:

    I generally like my coffee super super light but only a little bit of sugar. I’ve never been a huge fan of coffee but sometimes I just need that pick me up

  40. Melissa says:

    I need a day at the beach, really bad! Next weekend we’ll be in your neck of the woods Karen, up in San Francisco…can’t wait!

  41. Debbie Clauer says:

    I have not yet been to London, but want to go with my youngest daughter.

  42. Carmina says:

    In the summer, my fridge is stuffed with raspberries and cherries. Can’t get enough of them.

  43. Adrienne says:

    I have got THE biggest sephora wishlist right now πŸ™‚

  44. susan says:

    Never been to London but would love to go one day!

  45. Farah D says:

    Fav summer fruit HAS to be cherries mmm

  46. Stephanie says:

    That Laura Mercier fall collection looks beautiful! I’ve never tried anything from Laura Mercier before, but once this collection comes out I may need to give it a try!

  47. chiara says:

    hi Karen! Since I’m Italian I usually drink espresso. I like it only without sugar, sometimes I add a little bit of milk (caffe’ macchiato)! πŸ˜‰

  48. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I take my coffee in the mornings, always at home, always with milk and sweetened with stevia !

  49. Ami says:

    Most days I wear 3 eyeshadows. If I’m really in a hurry or lazy I wear two. And if I’m going for a full look usually 5!

  50. bhevarri says:

    i was scared of everything as a kid πŸ˜› that part with the wolf in the neverending story, some episodes of Rugrats, you name it πŸ˜›

  51. Ashley Celikay says:

    On average I wear about 5-6 eye shadows, that’s including the transition/blending color and the highlight. Sometimes more, sometimes less, well I guess that was self explanatory because you said ‘average’. argh lol

  52. anissa says:

    LONDON is my #1 bucket list city to visit & has been since i was about 10 or 12 years old!! someday i WILL get there!

  53. Rita says:

    I take my coffee very creamy and sugary, or (in my boyfriend’s words) “sweet, coffee-flavored milk!”

  54. Elizabeth says:

    How do you take your coffee? 1/2 cup lactose free milk, 1/2 cup coffee with one splenda and a drop of good vanilla

    What’s your favorite summer fruit.. Peaches so ripe and juicy!

  55. Liz says:

    Berries, cherries, and watermelon, oh my! πŸ™‚

  56. Rachel Runyan says:

    I wear 3-4 different eye shadows at a time, on average.

  57. tiffany says:

    My favourite summer fruit is watermelon….. I can honestly eat an entire melon to myself and still not be satisfied! But they are sooooo good!

    As for coffee – just started drinking mine black with cinnamon…it completely takes away the bitterness so you don’t need sugar!

  58. I love my coffee, iced with flavored creamers πŸ™‚

  59. Susan T. says:

    My parents let me watch Cujo and The Birds when I was very young so no movie scares me!

  60. Jessica says:

    My favorite summer fruits, if I can narrow them down, are peaches,cherries, watermelon and mangoes.

  61. Marielle says:

    My favorite summer fruits are grapes and strawberries!!

  62. Lynn says:

    I like my coffee with a bit of sugar and cream/ milk/or soy. I’m not very picky. But i love it best when my coffee or latte is has a bit of spice like pumpkin spice, ginger, or cinnamon

  63. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker.

  64. MelodyJ says:

    I like my coffee with milk and sugar.

  65. Susan Campbell says:

    I was terrified by Jaws as a kid, and I still am!!

  66. suedechik79 says:

    If I drink coffee or tea any other way but straight, Im usually going to make it the Bullletproof way – blended with grassfed butter and MCT oil and either liquid stevia or hardwood-based Xylitol to sweeten. It counts as a meal.

  67. Emily C says:

    I’ve been to London and I loved it. Such great markets.

  68. Vanessa says:

    I love my coffee with international delight sweet cream!!

  69. Carmen says:

    I’ve been enjoying my coffee with coconut creamer. It’s a little bit indulgent, but sometimes a girl needs that! πŸ™‚

  70. Ariel R says:

    I love trying coffee different ways, but I always have soy milk.

  71. Anastasiya says:

    I love watermelon!

  72. Krystle Thomas says:

    Yes, I went to London two years ago

  73. Laure says:

    The coffee conversation took me back to my days working as an intern (just last year, but it feels like an eternity ago). I really needed that coffee boost to tide me over until lunch… I very much sympathise with you.

    My brother is living in London at the moment so this last year, I’ve been there 2 times and while I like visiting London, I wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to live there.

    I can’t remember a specific movie, but Frollo (from the Hunchback of Notre Dame) scared the hell out of me. Another horrifying Disney moment was when the boy in Pinocchio was turned into a donkey. Pretty much scarred me for life.

  74. Yolennie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Adore your blog πŸ™‚

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  75. Anne G. says:

    I take my milk with very little sugar but with lots of milk πŸ™‚
    Like a latte πŸ˜€

  76. Paulomi says:

    I’m not a regular caffeine drinker but do enjoy coffee beverages πŸ™‚ My favorite summer fruits are mangos and watermelon. I love mixing colors and gradients of colors when wearing eyeshadow so on average I’d say I use at least 3-4 shades. Happy Summer everyone!

  77. Aida says:

    I have my coffee with milk, 2 truvia and 1 splenda. πŸ™‚

  78. taylor says:

    blueberries straight off the bushes in my yard they are so much better than the ones you get at the store

  79. Supriya says:

    My baby starts daycare this coming week πŸ™

  80. Kelsey says:

    I use maybe 3 or so shadows at a time. Depends on how lazy/motivated I am that morning.

  81. Jennifer says:

    I usually wear four or five eye shadows at a time!

  82. Monica says:

    I take my coffee with 2 cream 2 sugar!

  83. Berry says:

    I’ve never been to London, or anywhere in Europe, but it’s on my dream list of places to visit someday.

  84. Michaela says:

    Cherries & pineapple!

  85. Kylie says:

    I usually wear about two-three eyeshadows at a time. And my fav summer fruit is pineapple.

  86. Tania G says:

    My favorite fruit during the summer are the same as yours – cherries, watermelon and peaches. I always look forward to summer months and I miss them once they are gone.

  87. Krista says:

    I was terrified of that one scene in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. We all know which scene.

  88. Maca says:

    Black and bitter, like my soul…
    Ooh, peaches! I miss summer fruit (southern hemisphere). But I’m going to California next week! San Francisco, mostly. Mega excited!! πŸ˜€

  89. Jaime Hansen says:

    I usually wear three eyeshadows at a time. I’d really like to try the Laura Mercier – they look lovely!

  90. Cindy says:

    Have never been to London but it’s on my bucket list!

  91. Stacey R says:

    My favorite fruit is watermelon. I love having it with avocado and goat cheese with a lil olive oil and balsamic vinegar!

  92. Lisa Brown says:

    i like my coffee with stevia and soy milk

  93. AmyBS says:

    Iced Coffee- half decaf, skim milk, 3 equal. Right now I’m obsessed with the Dunkin Donuts cookie dough flavor – so yummy!!

  94. Lorraine says:

    4 eye shadows. Kona coffee one sugar, lots of milk or cream, please.

  95. Marina says:

    A movie that scared me as a child was definitely Chucky. The doll that went around and killing people definitely was not something I should have watched as a kid LOL

  96. Rebecca R. says:

    I actually have been to London. It was years ago when my sister was a nanny for a family there for a year. The only bad thing about it was that I had just broken up with my first real boyfriend and I feel like I was in a daze the whole time. Hubby and I have been binge-watching Sherlock and it is really motivating us to want to go together sometime.
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  97. Justine says:

    Watermelons signify summer to me!

  98. sarah thompson says:

    My fav summer fruit is pineapple! Thx for giveaway!

  99. Zahra Rajan says:

    Black coffee or irish! And watermelon all the way haha

  100. Natalie says:

    I like my coffee – cappuccino, extra hot, 2 sugars πŸ™‚

  101. Fran S says:

    I LOVE ripe nectarines or watermelon in the summer. πŸ™‚

  102. Jessie C. says:

    I have never been to London.

  103. We watched part of a recorded episode of Behind the Seams which is basically baseball documentary. We’ve got just about no TV recording these days and an alignment issue with our DirecTV dish anyway. The baby only allows us to watch 1 hour of TV per day after he goes to bed anyway, so it all works out. But currently that’s been Halt and Catch Fire and it’s gotten cut off mid-recording two episodes in a row (due to the alignment problem, ack). Anyway. The baseball stuff is interesting but not high on my list of Friday night viewing. ;D

  104. Ellen says:

    I love London – especially the Indian food πŸ™‚

  105. Meg says:

    So funny, I love horror movies and they didn’t even scare me as a child, but the movie that did scare me was Summer School – I was terrified of the part where they tried to scare the teacher by putting blood and gore all over themselves LOL. Everyone always thinks I’m ridiculous when I tell them that!
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  106. dawn says:

    I need the UD Pulp Fiction collection! Pick me Karen! Pick meeeee!

  107. Kristin says:

    Pennywise in the movie “It” scared the living sheets out of me when I was a child. Still don’t like clowns to this day. πŸ˜›

  108. athena says:

    I love my coffee straight black!

  109. Shanie says:

    The best use of summer fruit are Watermelon aqua frescas!

  110. maria says:

    I take my coffee depending on availability. Sometimes black w sugar, sometimes flavoured cream and sometimes iced.

  111. Melissa says:

    I like wearing 3 eyeshadow colors at once, to make a cool rare look! πŸ™‚

  112. Kate Gentry says:

    Children of the Corn scared the crud out of me as a kid. And I usually wear 3 shadows. And I love the seamless incorporation of kitties in your blog… thank you so much for all you share!

  113. Nataya says:

    I haven’t been in London and haven’t seen the newest season of British sci-fi series Doctor Who and Sherlock. Good for the mood and mind. Wish you wonderful day :.

  114. Marisa says:

    I probably am usually wearing about five, ranging from light inner lid to a dark liner shade.

  115. Jennifer says:

    I love my coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Hot, flavored with Cinnamon & French Vanilla, and with regular cream and sugar.

  116. Deborah says:


  117. Micaela Thomas says:

    I take my coffee with lots of sugar and cream!

  118. Milana says:

    I don’t drip coffee! Make me too hyper x

  119. Violet says:

    Summer Fruit: Cherry!!

  120. Hollie says:

    I’m on vaca this week, yippee!!! It’s been an entire year since my last week off and I feel kinda, almost lost with being home. I feel like I have to or at least should be doing something productive! I’m sure by tomorrow these feelings will pass. Anyway, we’ve had beautiful weather the last few week and I haven’t been to the beach at all this summer. And wouldn’t you know it, because I’m off, on vaca and they are calling for RAIN on Mon, Tues and Wed!!! Why just why?? I guess I’ll have to wait and see what the weather is really going to be, hopefully the weatherman is wrong! I mean c’mon where can you work and get the facts of your job right 50% of the time and still have a job the next day??? I should probably start my please don’t rain dance!!

  121. Lindsey M says:

    the least meal I prepared was Gardein Vegetarian Mandarin Chicken from Costco and WOW I really hope they carry it in the Costco nearest to wear I’m moving because it’s super tasty and handy to have around.

  122. Rie says:

    I love iced coffee with soy milk

  123. The last meal I made was Penne A La Vodka and Caprese Salad! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!
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  124. diane b says:

    I last visited london in summer 1995. I would love to go back

  125. Stephanie G says:

    I don’t drink coffee!

  126. Jordi says:

    Nectarines are my favorite summer fruit. As for eyeshadow, I think that I have been known to have a 2 shadow (+ primer + liner) day, but it’s often 3.

  127. Vanessa F says:

    Watermelon is by far my favorite summer fruit.

  128. Sandy says:

    I love coffee in any form. Ice cream, black, lots of cream and sugar, I like them all!

  129. Laura says:

    Generally I wear 3-5 eyeshadows. My favorite new one is the Josie Maran Coconet Water shadow in Playa del pink. Have you tried them, they’re amazing!

  130. Suzanne C says:

    I usually wear 2-3 eyeshadows, most often Smashbox Photo Op.

  131. Lori P says:

    I like a little coffee with my cream and sugar.

  132. Mardi says:

    I don’t drink coffee. Love the smell, hate the taste, plus it smells awful on people’s breath urgh.

    My favourite summer fruit is cherries. And mango. Chicken and mango salad mmm mmm I wish it were summer now!

    I’d always wear three eyeshadows. Sometimes four.

    The last meal I prepared was a Weight Watchers version of pork tikka masala. It was YUMMMMM!

    I have been to London. Twice. 1986 and 1997. Time I went back I think.

    The movie Duel, the Steven Spielberg one about the big truck chasing a man driving a car, scared the hell out of me when I was a child and I still feel sick if I think about it. I just looked it up, it was made in 1971 and I must have seen it on TV when I was under 10 so I probably saw it almost 40 years ago. *Shivers*

    I had to answer all of them because the last few weeks I haven’t been able to answer any πŸ™‚

  133. Deborah K. says:

    I’ve been drinking iced coffee with what’s left in the pot and putting it with the International Delight Almond Joy creamer. Soooo good.

  134. chibicheeks says:

    I’m going on vacation the week after this. It’s going to be a loooong week >_<

  135. Vanhall says:

    The Exorcist — STILL SCARES ME! Ooooh girl naw! And I’ve only been to london when I spent the night in a hotel at the Gatwick airport — I said I was from Texas and my cabbie said “oh, Cowboys” – which is very offensive to me since I am from HOUSTON! lol

  136. Ashleigh says:

    Have you ever been to London? yes, sadly for only 2 days. I need to go back, it was definitely not enough time!

  137. Yes, I have been to London! I studied abroad two hours south of London so I visited London quite often. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great wkend!

  138. Neela says:

    coffee.. currently 1 spoonful of french vanilla powdered creamer, 3 spoonfuls of caramel latte powdered creamer, and 2 spoonfuls of agave. yesihaveasweettooth.

  139. Sarah says:

    I drink no coffee…

  140. Abby says:

    So hard to choose a favorite fruit! I love them all! For my top 3 favorites for summer fruit would have to be strawberries, peaches, and watermelons!! MMMmmmm!!!

  141. Elisa says:

    I have days like that too – Monday is the worst though since I would not have drank a cup of coffee on weekend by that point and getting headache due to withdrawal (I’m a coffee addict I know) πŸ™ Browsing the blog definitely make me feel a bit better =P

  142. Angela says:

    I’m a spoonful of raw sugar and medium-light mud half & half girl. Every once in awhile I’ll make my own flavored creamers with milk and heavy whipping cream. My favorite is pumpkin spice which actually contains pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Yummy!!!

  143. Pegg says:

    Reading a number of British beauty bloggers, I was just thinking how badly I want to go back to London. I had an amazing vacation there – the restaurants, museums, theater… We also took a few days and drove to the Cotswolds – so beautiful – and stayed at these amazing b&bs .where they would serve you homemade English breakfasts on fine china. Now that I think of it, it was a bit Downtown Abbey-esque feeling. Not quite but you get my point I hope. πŸ˜‰

  144. Kate G says:

    I love eye shadow. Always at least one, often four shades. Five if I’m feeling really fancy!

  145. Ada says:

    Damn. That green eyeshadow looks beautiful!

  146. serina says:

    omg the laura mercier collection looks sooo pretty, i love the textures!!
    p.s. do you happen to know a dupe for stila’s magnificent foil in comex?? i’ve been searching!!

  147. Kayvid says:

    On an average I wear 2 eyeshadows at a time. More if I am doing a fancy eye, less if I’m in a hurry or feeling blah!

  148. pauline says:

    So, this past mother’s day my husband got me a $75 gift card to Sephora. It got misplaced or thrown away… any way, it’s still nowhere to be found. I still die a little inside when I think about it.

  149. esi says:

    hiii! TV does help a frazzled mind. haha i’m not a coffee drinker but I do love me some tea <3 I'm so happy to have two days off! gotta catch up on reading blogs. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

  150. Sarah W says:

    I average two eyeshadows

  151. Trude says:

    I spent a summer in London during college, and it was the best experience ever. So glad I did it! I still keep in touch with some of the people I met.

  152. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I make a pot of espresso at night and put it in the refrigerator. Then, in the morning I add French vanilla creamer and sweetener & drink it cold. No one better get in the way while I’m making my delicious mixture either. lol Hoping you’re having a great week-end!

  153. BonnieC. says:


  154. Lynda says:

    i like my coffee sweet, like a frappucino!

  155. Kay Easson says:

    London is a great city–British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery–I could name many more. Can you tell I am a museum junkie? But, London has so much more. Especially, theatre.

  156. Kristie says:

    I’m pretty exact with what I want in my coffee. I usually make hazelnut or french vanilla and have 2 stevia packets and 2 teaspoons of cream.

  157. Beverly spell says:

    I like my coffee with international delight creamer!

  158. cristina says:

    It was pasta night for dinner.

  159. cristina says:

    My coffee is just low fat milk and organic sugar.

  160. Cris says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  161. Beverly spell says:

    My favorite summer fruit is strawberries

  162. Janet Shepherd says:

    My hubs is English, so I lived with him in London for a couple of years – my accent is a mix of Aussie & English now, even though we’ve been living back in Australia for 2 years. A lot of folks think I’m actually a Brit, so I always have to tell them my story lol.

  163. Vicki Hammons says:

    Hello, I’ve been a subscriber for a while now:) I am the eldest of seven children, I’m a single mother, I have five grown children, I have eight grandchildren and I love them all, with all my heart. My biggest dream is to visit Scotland before I am too old to enjoy it;)

  164. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Today has not been a good day. I do enjoy your blog and I know you can’t always feel like being upbeat because you are human but it never shows it your post.

  165. mrsshukra says:

    Visited London many, many years ago!

  166. Riah says:

    So, this is ridiculous, but when I was a kid, there was a sort of off-brand spinoff of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfettes (yep, female dwarves), and at the end, someone gets thrown under a magic cloak that turns them to stone, and it terrified me. A lot. I seriously had nightmares about turning to stone afterwards.

  167. jackie says:

    Black coffee drinker since I was 11!

  168. Sandy says:

    I can’t drink my coffee without milk or cream. I can do without sugar but never the milk! The Laura Mercier goodies look lovely!

  169. Jenn E says:

    I have never been to London!

  170. Amy says:

    My favorite summer fruits are peaches and watermelons.

  171. Bonnie says:

    I have never been to London, but I’d love to go!

  172. Monica Balboa says:

    Yummm… coffee!!! Sometimes with milk and sugar and sometimes dark… depending on the mood I guess…

  173. jane says:

    I’ve never been to London,sadly…

  174. HH says:

    I like my coffee with cream, no sugar!

  175. artemis says:

    Cherries! (only if they’re fresh…I’m afraid to eat them the next day, lol, they could have worms)

    2 or 3 eyeshadows, highlight included. I should use more.

  176. Maren says:

    The Shining has always scared me.
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  177. Kait says:

    The movie Carrie really scared the crap out of me, gave me nightmares ha.

  178. Priscilla S. says:

    I take my coffee with sugar and a splash of milk.

  179. Lindsay says:

    I went to London in 2007. I’m a total Anglophile, so it was pretty amazing and I want to go back!

  180. Rebecca says:

    Flat White! (boring but true)

  181. Natalie Adair says:

    I love days where I can just veg out!

  182. PinkandSparkles says:

    i want to see swatches of this new LM collection

  183. Alix says:

    Watermelon all the way!!!

  184. Ann says:

    I take my coffee with cream and Splenda!

  185. Stephanie says:

    wehhh, I love the smell and taste of coffee, but it makes me sick! And I work in a coffee shop, too, haha

  186. Jennifer M-K says:

    How do you take your coffee? – In the summer I like a large frappe mocha…in the winter I order a medium coffee milk and sugar light (that’s how my mom always had us order her coffee when we were younger and now that’s the only way I can take mine unless its loaded up with chocolatey goodness πŸ™‚ )

  187. Liz says:

    I take my coffee with a splash of half & half, no sugar. If there isn’t half & half available I’ll take it black rather than putting regular milk in it.

  188. Erica McGregor says:

    For me its a tie between cheerries and watermelon…watermelon I pretty much eat year round so I guess cherries has the edge.

  189. Kristy says:

    I LOVE the photo at the beginning of the post, Karen. Have you reviewed the collection yet? If not, I very much look forward to it.

    Also, I take my coffee with a splash of milk and two sugars. πŸ™‚

  190. Ashley says:

    Mangos are my favorite summer fruit!

  191. Lisa M. says:

    The last meal I cooked is actually on the stove now. It is Buckwheat groats with pink lady apples, cinnamon, and a tough of brown sugar.

  192. Amber says:

    Yes I have been to London! x

  193. tina says:

    i’ve been to London so many times , i couldn’t count, some of my friends and family live there and its only 2 hours from where i live.

  194. Geetha says:

    My favorite summer fruit are mangoes!

  195. Melissa m. says:

    I just started watching Orange is the New Black and I’m obsessed with it!!!

  196. Amber says:

    I love any melons in the summer, especially watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe! Also a hug fan of coconut, pineapple, mango, and passion fruit.

  197. Maria Renteria says:

    Cream+Sugar and sometimes I put coffee in it πŸ™‚

  198. Jennifer Pham says:

    I believe all the Chucky movies terrified me as a kid!

  199. Rene Groyer says:

    Was terrified by a movie called The Man With The XRay Eyes as a child,gave me nightmares forever

  200. Jaimelyn C. says:

    How do you take your coffee?- White chocolate mocha!

    What’s your favorite summer fruit (for me, peaches, cherries and watermelon)?- Cherries, mangoes, & watermelons.

    On average, how many eyeshadows do you wear at a time?- 3 πŸ™‚

    What was the last meal you prepared?- Lumpiang togue & rice.

    Have you ever been to London?- Nope.

    A movie that scared you as a child?- It. 😐

  201. Ally says:

    Fave summer fruit? Pineapple!

  202. Abrar says:

    Chicken stir-fry!

  203. Abrar says:

    My favourite summer fruits are stone ones – cherries, peaches…and I love pineapple.

  204. Abrar says:

    I’ve been to London a lot…I grew up just 4 hours away

  205. Lorena Keech says:

    I drink my coffee black, my favorite summer fruits are cherries and watermelon and the last meal I made was taco salad.

  206. Clara says:

    Now I’m craving watermelon!

  207. Hannah says:

    After having a Starbucks white mocha with extra whipped cream as my first ever taste of coffee, I HAVE to have it super sweet. Sometimes with over 4 sugars… maybe occasionally over 6…

  208. Hannah says:

    Since I live just outside London, yes I have been! I love going for touristy days out around the main sights of the city, and maybe stopping off on Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping too! (a definite must!)

  209. Victoria says:

    I have been to London twice! One of my favorite cities for sure!

  210. Rica says:

    Tea is good

  211. Steffinie says:

    So many great summer fruits to choose from but I’d probably have to go with berries, especially strawberries! And pineapples are yummy too!

  212. Miki says:

    When I make it myself, I take my coffee black. But if I buy it, I like to get something fun like a macchiato.
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  213. Sara says:

    I wear about 4 shadows at a time, plus primer of course!

  214. nlm8 says:

    Went blueberry picking yesterday. Great for smoothies and oatmeal!

  215. Kate F. says:

    I usually wear 2-3 eyeshadows at a time.

  216. Karen says:

    I’m pretty much addicted to coffee – either black or with a little bit of half-and-half…

  217. irini says:

    I like my coffee black!

  218. Jessica Harrison says:

    I usually wear 2-3 eyeshadows at a time!

  219. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait for the Concord grapes every year. And I will eat watermelon every day all summer.

  220. amanda says:

    I put milk in my coffee

  221. Kristen says:

    I was terrified at E.T. as a kid. He grossed me out, completely, and still, to this day, I cannot watch it. It makes me uncomfortable.

  222. Savannah says:

    I don’t drink coffee πŸ™‚ And, I love strawberries because they are amazing for your skin!

  223. sienna says:


  224. Ivana Jankovic says:

    What was the last meal you prepared?
    I prepared oatmeal πŸ™‚

  225. Carolyn N. says:

    I love berries and melons!

  226. Joanna says:

    I use to be a coffee lover but not anymore. I now stick to green tea. Freddy Krueger terrifies me (it still does).

  227. hannah says:

    Watermelon! Salted and cold, please πŸ™‚

  228. Erika says:

    Watermelon and cherries!

  229. Courtney says:

    The last meal I had was a smoothie. Blueberry cacao…it was delicious πŸ˜€

  230. Shayna says:

    I’ve never been to London πŸ™

    I don’t cook πŸ™‚ So I don’t really prepare meals πŸ™‚

    The movie which really scared me as a child was “Creature From the Black Lagoon”…..I’m old…LOL

    I love to make smoothies consisting of apples, pears, mangoes, seedless grapes, bananas, a bit of kale and a bit of spinach.

    I love flavored coffee….Butter Toffee Coffee…yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love eyeshadow. How many colors I wear depends on my mood πŸ™‚

  231. Diana says:

    I’m a makeup junkie. Its been 24 hrs since my last cometic purchase. I’m getting the shakes πŸ™‚

  232. Jacque says:

    I’m a big fan of your reviews!

  233. Nelle says:

    The movie that scared me as a child was poltergeist, but who wouldn’t htat scare!

  234. Jessica says:

    Coffee? Always… Iced with a shot of cream. Yum. πŸ™‚

  235. Courtney says:

    I like my coffee slightly sweetened with a good amount of cream.

  236. Rosa says:

    I take my coffee with hazelnut creamer. In the summer I love icd coffee!!

  237. Chelsea says:

    Scariest childhood movie was “It”…and I’m not so sure it’s moved from that spot since childhood, either!

  238. Julie B. says:

    Not a scary movie, but a tv show…I was obsessed with a twilight zone episode where a girl fell through her bedroom wall into another dimension. And the one where a chandelier falls on a woman.

  239. Jessie says:

    I think I usually wear 3 eyeshadows at a time!

  240. Mallory B says:

    On a typical makeup day, I wear three different eyeshadow colors.

  241. Brian says:

    I wish I could go to London! ..One day, I hopefully will.

  242. Sylvia says:

    I found a wonderful recipe for roasted red pepper alfredo that I made last week. The joy of Pinterest!

  243. Annaham says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker, myself. πŸ™‚

  244. samantha says:

    i dont wear eyeshadow every single day but when i do it will be like 2 or 3 layered or blended how ever you want to put it

  245. Ana says:

    Watermelon is absolutely, my favorite fuit!

  246. Tania says:

    The exorcist scared me so much! πŸ™

  247. Nicole says:

    My team won the World Cup – very happy πŸ™‚

  248. Charlotte says:

    I like my coffee like I like my men; tall, dark, and handsome! πŸ˜‰

  249. Emily Webb says:

    Watermelon and venti iced coffee with light vanilla almond milk and two splendas. yes.

  250. Esther Geller says:

    I really want to get the Lorac pro 2 if I win this, or the siren. πŸ™‚

  251. BB says:

    In the heat I’ve just been using one Color Tattoo! Otherwise I like to use 2+ eyeshadows.

  252. Paol Trenny says:

    How do you take your coffee? with hot cocoa mixed in.

    What’s your favorite summer fruit (for me, peaches, cherries and watermelon)?

    On average, how many eyeshadows do you wear at a time? two to three

    What was the last meal you prepared? Vietnamese crepes

    Have you ever been to London? Yes, it is one of my favorite places to visit.

    A movie that scared you as a child? The Exorcist

  253. Ondina says:

    I did beautiful eye makeup today only to end up gross and sweaty while busting my butt reorganizing the garage.

  254. Kristen says:

    The movie hocus pocus scared me

  255. Amy says:

    I take my coffee with 2 milk and 2 sugar. :p

  256. Efrain says:

    Since I can comment of everything: MY BIRTHDAY IS IN TWO DAYS.
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  257. Vanassa says:

    The last meal I prepared was Pesto Cream Pasta…yum!

  258. Michelle H. says:

    I usually wear 4 eye shadows at a time.

  259. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I love watermelon for summer time

  260. Leslie Kiley says:

    I love the cherries in summer. Cherry pie , cherry ice cream, fresh cherries by the bowlful!

  261. Rozae says:

    I wished I could watch the world cup in Brazil, but my team winning was good enough.

  262. stephanie says:

    pineapple!! i love pinapple in the summer well anytime but mostly in the summer.

  263. Celia Husmann says:

    Blueberries are my absolute favorite summer fruit!

  264. Maria K says:

    I definitely have been to London! I was born in England πŸ˜‰ Sadly I don’t remember too much because I moved away when I was still pretty young. Gotta go back someday soon!

  265. Jo says:

    So sad that Argentina lost the World Cup! πŸ™

  266. yelena says:

    coffee depends on how tired i am. if i need a huge boost, then i need an espresso with milk and sugar. if i just want something relaxing, a white chocolate capuccino makes me happy πŸ™‚

  267. Katie F says:

    Coffee – I used to always use just a splash of milk, but lately I’ve been doing black. Never ever use sugar, I like bitter-tasting things. Apropos of nothing, I’m going surfing for the first time this week – I’m excited but nervous!

  268. Siobhan says:

    I usually only wear 3 eyeshadows on a daily basis – lid, crease, highlight. I can get away with just using one (usually a highlight) but for a special event I can use several more!

  269. Jessica says:

    How do you take your coffee? No coffee for me!
    What’s your favorite summer fruit (for me, peaches, cherries and watermelon)? Cherries!
    On average, how many eyeshadows do you wear at a time? Maybe 5 or 6.
    Have you ever been to London? It’s one of my goals!

  270. Wayne says:

    I have 6 foster cats – 2 adult boys and 4 kitten girls.

  271. Joanna says:

    Favourite summer fruit are peaches!

  272. Bunny says:

    The last meal I made was spaghetti.

  273. Chic Lapin says:

    I’ve been to London and I loved it. It’s a gorgeous city! You can never get bored there πŸ˜€
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  274. Micayla says:

    I’ve lived in London now living back in South Africa – far away from the latest beauty brands and buys! Would love to win this, more so a dream to go to London with you and Tabs!

  275. Jan says:

    I really love peaches. Its hard to beat a nice cold slice of watermelon on a hot summer day though!

  276. karen’m positive thinking really want to win!

  277. Mellisa Semon says:

    Rainier Cherries have to be my favorite summer fruit ever!!

  278. Steph says:

    I love me some raspberries!

  279. Ruchita says:

    I went to London a couple of years ago in December. It was a great trip!

  280. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like watermelon

  281. bin du says:

    i’m not typically a coffee drinker but I could definitely use a cup right now! When I do drink coffee I usually have it black or with some milk

  282. Cameshia says:

    I like my coffee black and strong!

  283. bee says:

    It’s my birthday this week and I want a great peachy blush!!! I’ll bribe you Tabs πŸ˜‰

  284. Heidi says:

    Yes. I have been to London. I went when I was 17 as a graduation gift from my family. I’ve always wanted to go back.
    A movie (or part of a movie) that always scared me when I was little was that part of Ghostbusters where the librarian jumps out at the beginning. That is one of my favorite movies, but that part scared the bejesus out of me every time.

  285. Tracy says:

    A movie that scared you as a child?
    Hands down Pet Cemetery especially Zelda. I can’t even watch it now at 38.

  286. Meegan says:

    Peaches and Watermelon! I tried to buy a watermelon yesterday and the store had none! Tragic.

  287. Doreena says:

    I’m so proud of myself! I’ve finished 3 books in 2 months!! On to my 4th book! Also caught the movie “Jersey Boys” over the weekend1 Great movie, so much I didn’t know about Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons!

  288. Sofia says:

    I take my coffee with one sugar and a little bit of milk. I need my morning coffee, cannot wake up without it!
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  289. Chelsee says:

    Oh I like my coffee with Vanilla Caramel Coffee mate and splenda:)

  290. Crystal says:

    So since Ryan G is having a baby, is he now banned from the $50 giveaway photo? Lol. πŸ™‚

  291. Kim says:

    I hope you had a great time with the girls! The fam and I were in NYC this weekend, doing some touristy stuff and meeting my new, little niece. Busy but fun! πŸ™‚

  292. Julie says:

    My fav summer fruits are peaches, berries, and WATERMELON! I can’t get enough of watermelon with feta cheese!!!

  293. Abby says:

    As a palette hoarder, I find myself wearing at least three/four eyeshadows at a time. I love eye makeup!

  294. Emily Basalik says:

    I’m a tea drinker, so no coffee for me!

  295. Hilary Hatfield says:

    Last night I ate an apricot- fresh, not dried.

  296. Jordan says:

    I love watermelon, pineapple, and cherries in the summer!

  297. Lisa C says:

    I love the summer but I can’t wait for the holiday collections to come out!

  298. Stephanie B says:

    i love flavored coffee

  299. Casey says:

    I take my coffee black with one Stevia!

  300. Allison C says:

    Karen, if you enjoyed the documentary on Chatsworth, you should read her memoir on her childhood, marriage and how she managed to save Chatsworth by opening it up to the public. I couldn’t put it down! It’s called Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire. She was the youngest of the Mitford sisters, but you probably already know that
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  301. Allison C says:

    Oh, I was so excited about your watching the Chatsworth docu, I forgot to say I like my coffee with half & half πŸ˜‰
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  302. Yurianna says:

    Never been to London, but it’s on my bucket list!

  303. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    Last meal I prepared? Is putting granola into a bowl with vanilla yogurt preparation? I thought so. That was breakfast this morning.

  304. Susan says:

    I’ve never been to london, but I would love to go!

  305. Barbara B says:

    Coffee with one packet Splenda and 2% milk. Two cups every day, sometimes 3 !!!!

  306. Hilary A says:

    I’m from Georgia so this time of year is spent eating fresh peaches!

  307. Swati says:

    I take my coffee black!

  308. amanda says:

    cafe au lait!

  309. Melissa R says:

    I’ve been trying to cut down on my coffee and I hardly ever have a cup now (I’ll have a tea or a chai latte instead) but I would normally take it with sugar and milk. I’ve definitely been feeling better since cutting it down.

    I need to get back to my eyeshadow, especially my Naked 3. Lately I’ve been using eyeliner with some shadow on top to set it but I’m craving some eyeshadow action!

  310. Andrea Darst says:

    My hubby and I are celebrating 13 years of being together tomorrow!

  311. Terri says:

    “The Neverending Story” terrified me as a child.

  312. Diane says:

    E.T. horrified me when I was 5.

  313. Margarita says:

    I just got back from a 24 day tour of Europe, with London at the beginning and end of the trip! I loved it there!

  314. teresa koedyker says:

    I have to drink my morning coffee. I use 3 sugar and 2 cream! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  315. Alyssa Lee says:

    Favorite summer fruit is strawberries.

  316. Ruth says:

    I take my coffee decaf(caffeine makes me crazy) with coconut creamer and a dash of cinnamon. Yum!

  317. Candice C says:

    I don’t drink coffee (just tea), but I do generally wear 3 eyeshadows at a time. I like a little depth and variety.

  318. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    Jaws scared me and I wear three eye shadows at a time! πŸ™‚

  319. Mandy Sark says:

    Just got back from a girl’s weekend. It was fun, but I’m wiped out. Recovering with some Pad Thai and PBS.

  320. Charlotte says:

    Durian: all day, everyday!

  321. Emily says:

    Once upon a time, there was a young woman. She really loved lychees. They were her favorite summertime fruit simply because she found them just so damn refreshing and fun to peel apart. She also desperately wished she could win this randomized Sephora gift card contest. πŸ˜›

    The end!

  322. Marisa says:

    Summer to me is watermelon (and hot dogs).

  323. Charlotte says:

    I saw the movie Event Horizon as a kid and it scared me to death! I had nightmares for the longest time!

  324. Lindsey L says:

    E.T. TERRIFIED me when I was younger!

  325. brittany says:

    its my birthday week–definitely going to place a sephora order!!

  326. Makyla says:

    I recently fell in love with nectarines all over again after briefly straying to kiwis and watermelon. Thanks for offering the generous giveaway, Karen! God bless!

  327. Julie Simpson says:

    I don’t do coffee and believe it or not I’ve never been to Starbucks,p.s.i miss Tabbs I rubbed and did everything to that bronzer and could not find that darn pin!! Looks like it would look good on black skin though so I’m gonna give it a look .

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