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

Published in: Giveaways, Just For Fun

A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway

Urban Decay at Sephora


They say, “It works a lot of your hip flexors,” when you rent a kayak. “Down here, around here.” But they don’t really tell you about your arms, your back, your shoulders, your thighs, your butt or your fingers (from holding the paddle).

Yeah…little sore this morning, LOL!

That’s what four hours in a kayak will do to you when you’re no longer the, uh…springiest of chickens.

But it was worth it. I had a blast.

In other news, OMG! Kittens hasn’t been too kind to me yet. I lost another $2 last night (it’s a penny slot), which is better than losing more than that, I guess. I’m going to give it one last try today… I’m not the biggest gambler in the world, so I mostly stick to penny slots. I think the grand prize mega jackpot on OMG! Kittens is something like 4000 pennies…but I’d prefer a kitten jackpot. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to, and good luck in the giveaway. Tabs has been texting me off and on throughout the trip. He and his petsitter played Dungeons & Dragons last night. Tabs is a ninth level paladin named Chevalier… I guess he fought some hell hounds.

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:
    • What’s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)?
    • Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like?
    • Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation?
    • What’s the best waterproof mascara?
    • Have you ever tried stand-up paddling?
    • Who makes the sturdiest nail polish?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 307 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. MJ says:

    I’m quite fond of cantaloupe. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Allison S says:

    I’ve never had wallpaper but my rooms have always had brightly colored walls. It helps me wake up in the morning!

  3. Agata says:

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Karen! have you tried the new Loreal Manga mascara? This stuff stays put and doesn’t go anywhere!
    Agata recently posted … Micellar Waters

  4. Su Teh says:

    Totally lusting after bobbi brown brightening powders right now!

  5. Icequeen81 says:

    I am always loosing stuff vacation or not

  6. Vanessa says:

    I love Maybelline’s new nail polish! Lasts all week!

  7. Terri says:

    My favorite water-resistant mascara is Trish McEvoy’s High Volume Mascara. It’s on the pricey side, but it works very well.

  8. Alix says:

    Watermelon, all the way! Had three slices yesterday at the beach.

  9. rano says:

    the best waterproof mascara is lancome hypnose drama
    thanks for the giveaway <3
    rano recently posted … July Favorites, ู…ูุถู„ุงุชูŠ ู„ุดู‡ุฑ ุฑู…ุถุงู†

  10. Berry says:

    I’ve never lost makeup but I lost a makeup brush once on a trip. It was a small, no-name angled eyeliner brush, and it was the perfect size and thickness. I’ve never found one exactly like it again.

  11. Nikki says:

    The waterproof versions of L’Oreal Miss Manga and Maybelline The Rocket have been the most waterproof on me. Talk about pulled out lashes with those two!

  12. Kaitlyn says:

    Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation?

    sort of. I had just bought some mac goodies and was throwing out the packaging, and I threw out a brand new eyeshadow by accident!

  13. Carla says:

    I haven’t had much luck with most waterproof mascaras due to my oily eyes. Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes seems to be the best smudgeproof. I have a Lights, Camera, Splashes in my makeup bag waiting to be tested once I use up some of my current stash(I have five different mascaras open. Whoops).

  14. Camille says:

    Karen! I have been lagging with keeping up with your blog….and sadly, the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™

    but i’m back! ๐Ÿ™‚

    i am not fond of melons, at all. they’re not my kind of sweet, and they make my throat itchy. i guess it works out, then, huh? LoL

    happy Caturday. hope you have a blasty blast this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Chelsea B says:

    I like Essie nail polish the best!

  16. OMG how much FUN would it be to win this? I can’t even begin to decide what I would buy!

    I noticed that Rano says that Lancome Hynose is the best waterproof mascara… I have to say ALL of the Lancome Hypnose mascara, waterproof or not is the BEST high end mascara! The absolute BEST drugstore mascara is L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly! Waterproof AND regular!!!

  17. fancie says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had wallpaper but I’m open to trying some. I saw some really cute ones at Target that I want to try
    fancie recently posted … L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint Haul & Swatches

  18. Katrina says:

    I only remember losing makeup once on vacation – a Clinique superbalm. Apparently I didn’t love it as much as I thought though because I have never replaced it. LOL

  19. ScarlieC says:

    When I moved to a bigger apartment I lost my MUFE Smokey palette. That was over 2 years ago but I’m still a bit upset because of it.

  20. Paulomi says:

    Watermelon for me! And greetings from San Francisco, Karen! Am here for work and then a few days of play ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Theo says:

    The best waterproof mascara to my mind is Mac Zoom Waterfast Lash – it is just awesome!

  22. Stephanie says:

    I’m about to come back from a long vacation in Europe and have sooo many European goodies to play with!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Tonight, tonight! STARZ premiere of OUTLANDER! Will be watching with one of my Outlander Converts on my new big super FABS (rhymes with TABS) TV purchased just for this show! IF the Comcast goes out I may lose my mind. Years ago for the final episode of MASH a friend and I rented a cheap hotel room to watch it in color (we only had tiny TVs B&W). Ten minutes into the show, the cable went out and was out for the rest of the show.

  24. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I love watermelon, seedless! I just picked some up yesterday!

  25. Caitlyn says:

    I love the new L’oreal Miss Manga mascara. It catches every lash.

  26. Allyson says:


  27. Scarlet says:

    2 years ago we moved apartment and in that move I lost my MUFE Smoky Palette, let’s just say that I wasn’t impressed..

  28. Michelle says:

    The sturdiest nail polish I think is Essie. It really seems to last a lot longer you think it would ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Cristy Anders says:

    I love reading your blog and all the information I get from it!

  30. Lorie says:

    Lately, I’m loving YSL Glossy lipstain in #17. It’s pinky purpley and looks like a great pop of color when I go with or without eye makeup. I’m looking to try the Tarte 12 hour Amazonian foundation next. =)

  31. Meline says:

    i love cantaloupe!

  32. Erika C. says:

    We are redecorating our master bedroom and bathroom next weekend.

  33. robyn paris says:

    i would like to see pink sandy beaches.

  34. Cindy A. says:

    I grew up in a house with wallpaper. The kitchen was covered in ivy paper, the living and dining rooms had floral paper, and the rest of the house had painted walls.

  35. Kristie says:

    My favorite waterproof mascara is Lancome Hypnose!

  36. Joelle says:

    I lost makeup on vacation!!!! I accidentally left a baggie with mac LE caliente lipstick, mac hibiscus kiss, eyebrow liners, and travel strobe cream in a rental car’s glove compartment! All pretty new! Sad thing to happen on my post chemo celebration trip, im not sure ill travel with LE items

  37. becca m says:

    Ugh to wallpaper! When my husband and I moved in to our house, the whole place was wallpaper. I mean, even the ceilings were wallpapered! It took a lot of work to get it down…

  38. Laura says:

    Cantaloupe is my favorite.

  39. shayna says:

    I went through a phase years ago when I wanted wallpaper in almost every room of the house. My preference was a small floral print in a stripe pattern. There were all different but, I tried to have them compliment each other if they were in adjoining rooms. I loved them all then!!!!!!!!! But, now I prefer paint. It’s just so much easier to touch up after the grandchildren have left finger prints here there and every where..LOL

  40. Ariel says:

    โ—พWhatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)?

    โ—พHave you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like?
    I’ve always been lucky enough to have paint.

    โ—พHave you ever lost any makeup on vacation?
    Ironically, vacations are the one place I don’t lose makeup

    โ—พWhatโ€™s the best waterproof mascara?
    Lancรดme Hypnose Star. It does not budge EVA! Come rain nor shine nor foaming wash nor eye makeup remover.

    โ—พHave you ever tried stand-up paddling?
    No, but when I was in Hawaii last year it was all I talked about doing.

    โ—พWho makes the sturdiest nail polish?

  41. Bhevarri says:


  42. Lisa Brown says:

    yes, i have wallpapered a room, it was fun

  43. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen, hv a nice weekend!

  44. Sarah W says:


  45. Krystle Thomas says:

    I have not tried stand up paddleboarding, but we are going to Hawaii soon so I might give it a try!

  46. Deborah K. says:

    Machine embroidering towels today to give as gifts!

  47. Courtney says:

    Honeydew is the best if it’s ripe.

  48. Tracy Wallace says:

    I am in LOVE with Becca Cosmetics foundation and skin perfectors!!

  49. susan says:

    I love sweet and juicy watermelon.

  50. Yolennie says:

    I am a huge fan of La Roche Posay sunscreen. While I was at Menchie’s, I decided to refresh my sunscreen at the washroom, and I totally forgot to take it with me. ๐Ÿ™

  51. Lisa Foster says:

    I once lost a whole Caboodles box of my favorite makeup on vacation – left it in a hotel bathroom. I called the hotel later but they said it hadn’t been turned in by housekeeping. I learned my lesson about not taking all my good stuff on vacation!

  52. sylvia says:


  53. I luuuuurve me some watermelon! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Personal | Spending the weekend in Belgium + The firsts tag

  54. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I love watermelon !

  55. Zobel says:

    The sturdiest nail polish, hands down, is OPI. Although, I just bought a bottle of Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy in Ace of Spades. It’s supposed to be super long-wear. Let’s see ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Molly says:

    Usually OPI doesn’t last that long on my nails. Essie and China Glaze work better for me. However, I got weeks of wear with Just Spotted the Lizard. Don’t know why it lasted even longer than some of my glittery polishes. It just did.

  57. Andrea Darst says:

    I love cantaloupe but hate honeydew!

  58. Alexis Stecz says:

    I love cantaloupe. I absolutely cannot stand watermelon.

  59. Megan says:

    I used to like watermelon, but now I don’t eat any.

  60. Lynn says:

    No I haven’t lost any makeup while on vacation, but i have lost a couple of my favorite lips stick from Make Up Forever. One was my absolute fave, it was a beige orange so a bit neutral but still has the tint orange for the summer season. I don’t know where it went, i noticed when i was switch handbags. So upsetting because MUFE lipsticks aren’t cheap.

  61. Rachel Runyan says:

    I’ve lost lip balms several times. They go missing. I’ve lost lip balms and lip sticks in the sense they accidentally got left in a hot car while on vacation, melted and had to be thrown out.

  62. Tiffanie says:

    I love those penny slots! I get so excited just to win a quarter.

  63. diana says:

    how does one hate watermelon???

  64. Daria says:

    I didn’t lost any makeup products but I’ve lost my favorite MAC 217 blush at the airport

  65. Sarah says:

    Whats my favorite melon? OK, so most people probably said watermelon or cantaloupe but… I actually hate both of those melons. My favorite type of melon is Honeydew, but I don’t even like that very much :/ I guess I’m just not a melon person

  66. Clara says:

    Now I’m craving watermelon!

  67. Rene Groyer says:

    I love all variants of melon.

  68. I’ve never lost makeup on vacation but I’ve accidently dropped lipstick in the toilet once.

  69. Kelly D says:

    I like honeydew melons.

  70. Loren says:

    i want to try some of the Kat Von D lipsticks!!

  71. Michelle says:

    Cantaloupe is my favorite melon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Nataya says:

    Now I think i need kayaking and play a jackpot! Or maybe just canoeing slowly. Have a great weekend!

  73. Mystina says:

    Ooooh, I hope I win this! August 29th is my birthday and I’m DYING for some Sephora money! Thank you for the chance to enter! <3

  74. nat ogu says:

    golden watermelon is by far my fave

  75. Yurianna says:

    I LOVE watermelon and can eat a whole one by myself.

  76. Eleine says:

    While on a work trip for over a week, I brought a TON of my favorite makeup… and left my entire $400 brush collection at home.

    …was a terrible excuse to go and drop $150 on brushes at the huge mall next door.

  77. Rina says:

    Love cantaloupes ๐Ÿ™‚
    And cantaloupe flavored ices!

  78. Jillian R says:

    I’ve really been enjoying the waterproof mascara from the L’Oreal Butterfly collection, but I want to try out the waterproof Miss Manga next!

  79. Linni says:

    I am just in love with sephora formula x nailpolishes,but also china glaze and dior nail polishes are awsome they are the only one which last on my nails,my favorite lipstick is and has always been coral bliss but also razzledazzler by mac,i just love corals and peach shades for spring and summer,definatly must haves but i got into a purple kick now i love the lipgloss from makeup store in blue bell.
    Make up store and mac are my favorite brands ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Rachel says:

    I LOVE ALL MELONS! Water and honeydew have a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my childhood, though!

  81. Crystal Walsh says:

    So far for me OPI makes the sturdiest nail polish.

  82. Miki says:

    I love all the melons! When it’s perfectly ripe though, honeydew might be my favorite.
    Miki recently posted … Benefit Gimme Brow Gives As Long As I Provide

  83. Rose says:

    I love the sally hansen X-treme nail polish! It doesn’t chip for at least a week, especially with the line’s clear top coat

  84. Teresa koedyker says:

    I love Essie’ polish! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  85. INCI says:

    Yes, I lost a makeup bag with full of stuff 2years ago. :/

  86. marie says:

    Cantaloupe is the best!

  87. Daraya says:

    I hate cantaloupe but I absolutely love watermelon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Maggie says:

    My favorite waterproof mascara is L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara in the waterproof formula. I’ve tried a LOT and that’s the best one I’ve found in the drugstore category. Hardly smudges or flakes, lengthens and volumizes–and holds the curl. Definite winner.

  89. Rajneet says:

    I always lose one piece of make up if a vacation- worst one was when I lost my urban decay naked 1

  90. Mel says:

    I’m not much of a melon fan. Watermelon is good but I don’t actually go buy them.

    I am hard on my nails in general and can usually manage to bang up any brand at all, but generally, I’d say Zoya lasts the best.

  91. Neela says:

    Best nail polish that lasts on me is Zoya or Deborah Lippman. I chip anything else in a day usually.

  92. Lisa says:

    I love watermelon but not any other melons. IT cosmetics tight line waterproof mascara lasts forever and doesn’t clump.

  93. Meg R says:

    You should definitely check out Mint Polish and Floss Gloss. They both make great nail polishes.

  94. AmyBS says:

    Best melon – water for sure!

  95. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hello! I wear waterproof mascaras almost exclusively — and nothing has beaten covergirl lashblast. I find that it holds curl the best, with buildable volume that doesn’t clump.

  96. Lindsey Molter says:

    When I moved out to SoCal, my room had really awful wallpaper. It was a small hell of a time removing all of that mess.

  97. Georgia says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)? Cantaloupe
    Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation? Yes, back in the day – L’Oreal On The Loose eye shadow. TSA / Customs probably thought it was a drug of some sort and emptied it out! Those things are nigh impossible to get anymore

    Who makes the sturdiest nail polish? Right now Sephora Formula X is winning; OPI and NARS are my other faves for a long-lasting mani

  98. Lori P says:

    Favorite melon is cantaloupe and the sturdiest nail polish for me is OPI but Sephora’s Formula X is steadily gaining ground. I just bought one of their latest fall color….Memorable, a gorgeous slate blue!

  99. Martha says:

    My favorite would have to be cantaloupe

  100. Tweakweasel says:

    I know this is a weird comment to leave when we’re talking about Sephora, the Mecca of all things high-end and glossy but: I do so love cheap lipsticks. Just being able to drop a dollar or two and slick on a new color and get that immediate gratification? So enjoyable. Especially knowing that one can buy an entire line of them and still have enough money to eat that week. Like the limited edition fall shades of the Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast lipsticks; I know already that, when I find them, I will buy them all BECAUSE I CAN. ๐Ÿ˜› Can’t say that about Lip Tars…although you wouldn’t know that from my collection. :-S Oops.

  101. Maren says:

    I like most kinds of melon, now that I’ve discovered the trick of dressing fruit in hot sauce!
    Maren recently posted … Back, Backy McBackerson!

  102. Sierra says:

    I have been wanting the new Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks for a while now. I have hear both good and bad thing about them but i really just want to try them in person, I don’t trust the sephora tester products. I would probably get one or two if i were to win.

  103. Jessica says:

    I just lost my favorite RMS highlighter in a hotel room over Memorial Day. So sad…

  104. Susan T. says:

    I find that Zoya nail polish lasts the longest. They have great colours too!

  105. Sevi says:

    I have lost one time im vacation my bag and in the bag was not only my camera and my sunglasses but some of my lovely make up staff! Of course wenn i came back i buy it for one more time

  106. Emily C says:

    I love watermelon!

  107. dawn says:


  108. Amy says:

    I love watermelon, especially during the summer.

  109. Kristen says:

    My favorite is cantoloupe!

  110. Carolyn N. says:

    I LOVE watermelon! I also am fond of honeydew flavored things!

  111. Jessica says:

    I LOVE watermelon especially when it’s really hot out! I could eat the entire thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Christina P says:

    I love watermelon, but my kitty loves cantaloupe!

  113. Laure says:

    I’m terrible at kayaking… :/ I always end up with loads of water in my kayak, because, somehow, all the water I try to scoop away to propel ahead just keeps getting dumped in my kayak. Epic fail.

  114. I think Milani actually make a really sturdy nail polish.

  115. Kaelyn says:

    Hey Karen! I actually was just in Vegas and played TONS of penny slots. While I didn’t see a specific kitten one I loved, I do love the Sex and the City slot machine the best, and won a decent amount when I was there. Slots can be very fun but also incredibly frustrating. Good luck with yours!

  116. marta says:

    my favorite is watermelon

  117. Maritza says:

    I love watermelon!! I can it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!

  118. Jessie C. says:

    I love cantaloupe.

  119. Gvenda says:

    I’m always so stuck up about my stuff that I rarely loose it. I’d probably go crazy if I’d lost make-up ๐Ÿ˜€

  120. Savanna Salter says:

    I don’t really like any type of melon to be honest….

  121. Lorraine says:


  122. Susan says:

    Lost makeup? I always seem to come home with more than I left with!
    Love to buy great local finds!

  123. Monica says:

    watermelon is definitely my favorite!

  124. Meg says:

    Definitely cantaloupe!
    Meg recently posted … Clothing Haul – Graphic Tees and Shorts!

  125. Sylvia says:

    Lately I’ve been knitting and indulging in a Veronica Mars marathon. Trying a no buy so knitting is a distraction!

  126. Angela says:

    Melons are the best, I can’t choose just one

  127. sarah thompson says:

    My fav is watermelon! Just had a bunch over the weekend at a family picnic. Thx for giveaway!

  128. Yoselyn says:

    For some reason Ive always hated waterproof mascara. i once couldnt get it off and ended up sparsely eyelash bald ๐Ÿ™

  129. Georgia L. says:

    I’ve been really impressed with Etude House’s nail polishes! They’ve lasted really well on me,and are super inexpensive ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never had wallpaper, but when I was really little I went through a SERIOUS wall cling phase. Do you remember those? There were Precious Moments ones, and some other character from the 90s that I can’t remember…

  131. DeLydia says:

    I’ve never lost makeup on vacation, but I have left makeup brushes; which left me heart broken.

  132. Jordi says:

    Watermelon, either alone or dressed up with feta in a lovely summer salad!

  133. Amaya says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)?

    Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like?
    I am the happy owner of a little plot of land with a small hut with very vintage wallpaper (mushrooms of the 70’s). That make sick my friends but I think it’s SOOOOO coolโ€ฆ No paint in my hut!

    Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation?
    I travel with samples. I can try new things and buy new staff ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Whatโ€™s the best waterproof mascara?

    Have you ever tried stand-up paddling?
    Never cross my mind

    Who makes the sturdiest nail polish?
    A England

  134. Dav Anne says:

    All melons are delicious, even bitter winter melon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. Mellisa Semon says:

    I love love love watermelon! Thank you for this giveaway!

  136. Tania G says:

    I love all of the melons, can’t choose just one.

  137. Bertha says:


  138. Myan says:

    Dior Vernis Gel Shine is a winner, plus the color selection is excellent.

  139. Ellen says:

    I love both cantaloupe and stand-up paddle boarding

  140. Samantha says:

    I think that the sturdiest nail polish formula is Cult. Wicked Fast topcoat is a must!

  141. Jennifer X says:

    I enjoy a good cantaloupe!
    And so far, for me, China Glaze has lasted the best overall. I have about 11 of them, of a few different finishes/ styles, and I am always pleased with how well it lasts.

  142. Missy M says:

    Lemon drop melons! so triply, yet so hard to find

  143. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I LOVE Watermelon! So yummy, especially in the summer!!

  144. Dana says:

    I love a juicy watermelon on a hot day and the best nail polish is Opi!

  145. Linda says:

    I normally swear by Essie, but I got this Ulta brand polish that is practically indestructible (Red Carpet Red, I think). When I finally got around to removing it, it was so stubborn that even after scrubbing so much that the remover damaged the skin on my finger pads, it still wasn’t completely removed. The next time I tried it, I used the aluminum foil soaking method and it still would not come off.

  146. Alexis says:

    Essie is pretty durable. I use their protein base coat first.

  147. christine says:

    The jordana mascara is amazing!

  148. Nisha says:

    My favorite melon is between watermelon and honeydew. I grew up eating too much cantaloupe to the point that I rather eat other melons now lol

  149. Ladyscarlet says:

    Watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Lisa C says:

    Luv this pic! Makes me want to scoop up every single shade lol

  151. Rebekah says:

    My favourite waterproof mascara is Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof! It’s the best!

  152. Lulubelle says:

    Watermelon! When I was growing up my grandfather grew them and I’d eat half of one at a time. Afterwards, we would feed the rinds to the cows. Good times ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. Jazmin says:

    I love watermelon! I can literally eat an entire one all on my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  154. Marian D. says:

    Personally, melons make me use the bathroom. But, wearing mascara doesn’t so I’ll just talk about that. I’ve used a ton of different kinds of mascara; high-end cosmetics, to drug store cosmetics, to small boutique cosmetics. My favorite waterproof mascara to this day, will forever be e.l.f’s waterproof mascara. I have about five ear piercings, and one nose piercing. Each time I’ve gotten a piercing, I’ve worn e.l.f’s waterproof mascara, and each time I’ve cried. I can honestly say, my mascara did not run, and has never run before. I like e.l.f products, but I love this mascara, more than my cat…

  155. Stacie says:

    My favorite melon is Cantaloupe!

  156. Monica says:

    I’m so happy – I’m on vacation in France and went shopping at Sephora couple of days ago (I spent a lot of money… One of the helpful staff wondered if I was shopping for myself or for my makeup artist… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
    You see, where I’m from we don’t have Sephora, and we don’t have brands like Givenchy, Nars, Urban Decay, Benefit +++ So you see why I was in heaven… ๐Ÿ˜€
    And also I found that Sephora recently started to ship to my country as well, so a 50$ would please my Mastercard a lot… ๐Ÿ˜€

  157. Emilia Z says:

    I’ve loved honeydew melon forever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  158. Brittany says:

    The house I grew up in had one room completely covered in Star Wars wallpaper. That was definitely some sort of omen about me being the nerd I am today!

  159. Jennifer says:

    I love watermelon. Can’t stand any other types of melon.

  160. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like watermelon.

  161. Jennifer says:

    I tried paddle boarding once and would like to try it again sometime soon. I have a wonderful memory of going with my best friend, Angela. It took a lot of sweat and courage to get up on the board since I figured my clumsy self would eventually fall off. I did but it was so fun, I won’t think of it as a defeated moment.:)

  162. Vanessa says:


  163. Jessica says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)? I don’t like any! People think it’s weird, but I hate all melons.
    Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like? I didn’t have any wall paper, but my first few rooms has wood paneling. I feel like it dates me.
    Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation? I don’t want to talk about it! *cry*
    Whatโ€™s the best waterproof mascara? Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash!!!!!!!!
    Have you ever tried stand-up paddling? Nope
    Who makes the sturdiest nail polish? I’d like to know this myself!

  164. Amanda says:

    I LOVE Urban Decay eyeshadows! I’m trying to decide what’s best to match with Freelove for a palette.

  165. Barbara B says:

    Zoya lasts longest on me!

  166. Noga says:

    Watermelon is the best, duh! ๐Ÿ˜€

  167. Mardi says:

    My favourite melon is rockmelon, which is called cantaloupe in the US.

    Being a child of the 70s we had wallpaper in EVERY room. Even the toilet (I think).

  168. Summer says:

    Okay, so I’m super chatty tonight and I wanna answer everything!

    — Whatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)? WATERMELON FTW, because it is so damn refreshing, plus it goes well in salads. Karen, I know you’re a vegetarian, so you should try to with feta and mint sometime; it sounds weird but it’s really yummy! The salty-sweet combo is delicious.

    — Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like? Nada! But my grandmother’s dining room is plastered with pink rose wallpaper and in her three bathrooms, she has a bunch of hearts, some more florals, and a paisley pattern. Grandma is a wallpaper addict.

    — Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation? No but I went to my grandfather’s funeral Thursday (so sad) and my Marc Jacobs “Have We Met?” lipstick disappeared off the table during the luncheon afterwards. I looked everywhere! ๐Ÿ™

    — Whatโ€™s the best waterproof mascara? Diorshow waterproof is amaziiiing. Mega lashes, curl, and it really resists tears. (See above; I cried a ton on Thursday and my mascara didn’t run a bit.)

    — Have you ever tried stand-up paddling? WHAT IS THIS? lol

    — Who makes the sturdiest nail polish? Dior! It lasts and lasts. Zoya also wears like iron on me.


  169. Amber says:

    I love me some watermelon!!!

  170. Summer says:

    Okay, so Iโ€™m super chatty tonight and I wanna answer everything!
    โ€“ Whatโ€™s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)? WATERMELON FTW, because it is so damn refreshing, plus it goes well in salads. Karen, I know youโ€™re a vegetarian, so you should try to with feta and mint sometime; it sounds weird but itโ€™s really yummy! The salty-sweet combo is delicious.
    โ€“ Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like? Nada! But my grandmotherโ€™s dining room is plastered with pink rose wallpaper and in her three bathrooms, she has a bunch of hearts, some more florals, and a paisley pattern. Grandma is a wallpaper addict.
    โ€“ Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation? No but I went to my grandfatherโ€™s funeral Thursday (so sad) and my Marc Jacobs โ€œHave We Met?โ€ lipstick disappeared off the table during the luncheon afterwards. I looked everywhere! ๐Ÿ™
    โ€“ Whatโ€™s the best waterproof mascara? Diorshow waterproof is amaziiiing. Mega lashes, curl, and it really resists tears. (See above; I cried a ton on Thursday and my mascara didnโ€™t run a bit.)
    โ€“ Have you ever tried stand-up paddling? WHAT IS THIS? lol
    โ€“ Who makes the sturdiest nail polish? Dior! It lasts and lasts. Zoya also wears like iron on me.

  171. Paol Trenny says:

    What’s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)? My favorite melon is watermelon.

    Have you ever lost any makeup on vacation? Yes I have. Many times.

  172. Ms. Elise says:

    My favorite melon is watermelon, for sure.

  173. Sydney says:

    I am not a huge fan of melons, but if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be watermelons.

  174. MelodyJ says:

    I love all melons

  175. Aimen says:

    Favorite melon? A WATERmelon ๐Ÿ™‚ and sturdiest/ best/ favoritest nail polish isssssssssssss OPI for sure :)!

  176. Justine says:


  177. Dimana Dyakova says:

    For me the most long-lasting polish in my collection is A-Englad! Gorgeous varnishes! <3

  178. Isabel V says:

    I am ALL about cantaloupe and honeydew! I could easy eat most of a melon all by myself. Yum!

  179. Christine J says:

    i watched Guardians of the Galaxy with my friends tonight and– not gonna lie– Groot made me wanna ugly cry three times throughout the film. Thanks, Vin Diesel, for indirectly bringing on the feels.

  180. Zahra says:

    Definitely honeydew!!

    I’d definitely go for formula X by sephora for best long wearing that I’ve tried. Absolutely great in 2 coats and stays great for days. The cream ones more than the glittery or shimmery ones though.

  181. Debbie Clauer says:

    I have one wall in my living room covered with a wallpapered scene of trees changing their leaves in autumn.

  182. Darleen says:

    Sadly the only option for my favorite melon is watermelon since I’m allergic to every other type of melon lol

  183. Winola says:

    I love all melons – for that matter, I LOVE all fruits!!

  184. Anastasiya says:


  185. Youngned Derin says:

    Thank you, Karen!

  186. Liz says:

    Today is our dog’s third birthday!

  187. Ivana Jankovic says:

    What’s your favorite melon (water, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)?
    Watermelon! <3

  188. amanda whitley says:

    i think opi makes the sturdiest nailpolish. It is my favorite!

  189. Tina says:

    I love watermelon

  190. Amanda says:

    I really like the Dior Show mascaras. Enjoy the rest of your trip Karen!

  191. Lanna says:

    i’ve been on vacation a lot of times and thank goodness i’ve never lost any makeup!!

  192. Rhoda K says:

    Charentais melons are my favourite!

  193. Cynthia F. says:

    My favorite melon is cantaloupe.

  194. Vanessa F says:

    Watermelon is hands down my favorite melon.

  195. Krista says:

    I lost some Smashbox primer on my last vacation, it sucked. Now I’m making do with a crappy ELF primer.

  196. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I love watermelon

  197. Heather says:

    Mmmmm cantaloupe…. or maybe watermelon.

  198. Sara says:

    I love watermelon, especially in a margarita!

  199. Leslie Kiley says:

    I am a honeydew melon girl! It is juicey and refreshing and makes great smoothies too!

  200. Olivia says:

    my favorite fruits are watermelon and honeydew!

  201. Grace says:

    Hi Karen, hope your weekend is going well.. I do not want summer to end! You know, I don’t like any of the melons at all.. I will eat watermelon but it’s not my first fruit of choice that’s for sure.. melon always made my throat itchy as a kid so I avoid it. I have lost makeup not on vacation, but while visiting the CN Tower (I reside in Toronto).. it was when MAC came out with their Hello Kitty line, and I lost the lipstick! It must have fell out of my bag, sometimes in a rush I don’t fully zip it up *le sob! Made me realize I shouldn’t travel with limited edition lipsticks!

  202. Steffinie says:

    When I was young, I really wanted wallpaper in my room, and I mean reeeallly wanted wallpaper! Like some type of fun cartoony type, which I thought it was like the coolest thing ever! But I never got it, just regular paint. Now I don’t think I care much for any wallpaper.

  203. lynette r says:

    im a honeydew melon fan

  204. Ann says:

    My arthritis has been bad lately and I haven’t been able to get into my garden the way I want.

  205. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I love Honeydew melon! And yes, I’ve lost makeup while traveling

  206. melissa says:

    I didn’t have wallpaper in my room, but I did have TMNT bedsheets, and curtains!

  207. Lena says:

    I love all kinds of melon and i have to admit I eat all the seeds because I just can’t be bothered to spit them out…
    Lancome Hypnose waterproof is my favourite mascara. But I only purchased it once due to its price tag. If you have money to spend then I highly recommend it! (holds a curl like no other)

  208. Stephanie says:

    I like watermelon.

  209. Anna says:

    My favorite melon is cantaloupe because its DEEELICIOUS!!! I love the name and color too!

  210. Pamela says:

    My favourite nail polish maker and in my opinion the sturdiest nail polish is ESSIE!!! And I’m not a melon fanatic, but if I had to choose, WATERMELON is my fave. ๐Ÿ˜€

  211. Diane says:

    I love honeydew melon!

  212. Cindy says:

    I’m not sure I can say what the sturdiest nail polish is because I have silk wraps on my nails and most polish stays better on those than real nails, but a favorite polish for staying power that doesn’t move at all and wears like concrete are the China Glaze texture polishes. The Nails Inc texture polishes from last year wear really well too.

  213. Courtney says:

    I looove watermelon. Which reminds me I need to get some before the season is over!

  214. Nicole says:

    My favorite melon is watermelon.

  215. ashley celikay says:

    Not so much a melon girl but I love mango & pineapple.

  216. Alicia says:

    I have tried a number of different nail polish brands, and the only one I have tried so far that doesn’t chip within 48 hours on my nails is Nubar!

  217. Marisa Kramer says:

    Stand up paddleboarding WHEEE!! I’ve done it twice, and my brother and boyfriend each talked major sh*t beforehand, certain that I’d make a fool of myself (okay, so I’m not always graceful)… but I never fell off, and neither of them could stay on for more than 30 seconds ๐Ÿ˜€

  218. Michaela says:

    I think the sturdiest nail polish is OPI.

  219. tina says:

    best waterproof mascara is by loreal telescopic

  220. Mallory B says:

    I never lost any makeup on vacation, but one time I had my makeup bag sitting on the sink while the water was running…. Yeah, the entire makeup bag fell in the sink and got drenched. I had to replace pretty much everything, but at least it was before I started purchasing higher end cosmetics.

  221. Kellyn says:

    I find that the sturdiest nail polish is OPI!

  222. nlm8 says:

    watermelon and feta salad is divine!

  223. Rie says:

    I love watermelon!

  224. Julie B. says:

    When I was a teen, my parents let me choose my wallpaper and it was a colorful floral print.

  225. Rebecca says:

    I just lost my Gimme Brow in a hotel room ๐Ÿ™ funny you would ask that right after, LOL

  226. Cathy says:

    I find OPI nail polish with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat lasts a while.

  227. Candice Croix says:

    I think the sturdiest polishes are OPI and Tillie Polish, two of my faves!

  228. Amy says:

    I just got the Sally Hansen shellac set and LOVE IT!!! My nail polish would never last a full day with my job and with this I can be chip free for over a week! AMAZING! =)

    I’ve also never been paddleboarding but have always wanted to try it. One day! =)

  229. Sandy says:

    I love me some honeydew!!

  230. Clemence says:

    I don’t really like melons all that much!

  231. Wayne says:

    cantaloupe, honeydew, yum

  232. Cheryl says:

    My favorite fruit is cantaloupe! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM
    Cheryl recently posted … Makeup By One Direction – Review

  233. Carween says:

    Favourite melon has to be watermelon. And I have lost a brand new bottle of Butter London nail polish in my hotel somehow. I was admiring it the night before and then suddenly in the morning it’s gone. I still have no idea what happened to it…

  234. Stacey says:

    I always lose my eyeliner on vacation! I don’t know why or how, but it always happens!

  235. Julie says:

    I have done SUP (stand up paddleboarding). So much fun and such great exercise.

  236. Ashleigh says:

    Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like? Pink banner around the top of my room as a little girl with teddy bears with pink bows, tutus, and ballet shoes. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Who makes the sturdiest nail polish? I’m fond of ORLY’s formula although there are ones that are better than others in the line. Oui is my favorite long-wear nail color.

  237. Stefanie Foote says:

    Watermelon = gross. Yuck, seriously. On another note, I’m in dire need of replenishing my Tarte Bronzer and Nars blush and this Sephora gift card would come in so handy!

  238. I’ve always wanted to try stand up paddling, I think it looks really cool and is probably an insane workout!
    Erin Ortiz (@PaintThsPiggies) recently posted … Jindie Nails Monster’s Ink

  239. I love cantaloupe.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator Review

  240. Natasha says:

    I guess the strongest nail polish IMO is OPI – I have quite a few of their shades.. haven’t tried any high enders like Chanel & whatnot, so I don’t have much experience to go on lol.
    Natasha recently posted … Summertime โ€“ the Essentials

  241. Lynda says:

    my birthday is in 3 days!

  242. Mara says:

    i love watermelons and nails inc is my best wearing nail polish formula

  243. kay says:

    hhahahahah the comment suggestions always crack me up! love it! hahahah

  244. michal raviv says:

    I just moved to the US 3 weeks ago, ON MY 30TH BIRTHDAY! what do you think, is a 50 dollar Bday present in the cards for me?

  245. Vi says:

    I love kayaking and have wanted to try SUP. It’s one of my goals for this year.

  246. Anna C says:

    I currently have the most beautiful wallpaper in my bedroom, and I couldn’t be happier. Sure, paint is cheaper, but this way every time I look at the walls I smile ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a cream color with textured satiny intertwining flower design that changes with the light, it’s really awesome. The only drawback: I’m afraid to hang anything on the walls, I love my wallpaper too much ๐Ÿ˜›

  247. I just re-discovered L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara!
    Noire Tropical Beauty recently posted … Milani Gel Powder Eyeshadow: a quick review!

  248. Liz says:

    I really detest wallpaper. Too hard to change it when it gets tired looking!

  249. Denise says:

    Watermelon is my favorite fruit, especially in summer for obvious reasons.

  250. Michele says:

    Warermelon with a little of salt is perfect to me.. make my summer more happy!!!
    Michele recently posted … Comprei e Testei: Nude in the Box Palette – Rimmel London

  251. Yunie Henoek says:

    The best waterproof mascara I would say Sasatinnie Party Queen 4D Hot Lash Mascara. It’s only a drugstore product, but it’s great!

  252. Hi Karen, I loved your photos from Lake Tahoe. Looks like a beautiful place!!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Corallista Za Minis Giveaway : 50 Winners

  253. Kate G says:

    Unbelievably, I have had the most success with $1 LA COlors nail polishes, with NYC $2 top coat. Lasts for days, and I can chip almost any polish without trying with the first day.

  254. Emily says:

    I love watermelon!

  255. Thao says:

    I just lost all of my favorite makeup items on a business trip last month. The trip only lasted 2 days but being a makeup addict and that I cannot leave the house without any makeup on, I brought along all of my favorite makeup items. Silly enough of me, I forgot the backpack with my laptop and the make up just on the bench outside my hotel. When I realized the backpack was gone, I called the hotel but of course it had long been gone. The funny thing is I told my boyfriend that I regretted losing my make up much more than my laptop. Even though buying everything cost me 400USD (which is quite a lot considering I am from Vietnam), I had to make an order on Sephora immediately because I can’t go a day without makeup. And I haven’t got a new laptop yet…But I have my makeup! ๐Ÿ™‚

  256. Bons says:

    My favourite is watermelon

  257. Mirjana says:

    I lost my mascara this summer

  258. mv says:

    love watermelon.

  259. Caitlyn says:

    I’ve always wanted to try stand up paddle boarding!! It looks like a good ab workout too!

  260. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    When away for a friend’s wedding I had all my makeup out on a table in our hotel room and spilled water all over my bronzer palettes. They were of course ruined.

  261. Courtney says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I love your blog <3

  262. Steph says:

    I love watermelon! And a good cantaloupe. But I haven’t had any good cantaloupe this year!

  263. Kim says:

    I must be a lazy kayaker because I’ve never had sore hip flexors. The arms and the hands, yes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry to hear you weren’t a big winner on the slots but, as you say, at least you didn’t lose much either!

  264. Kylie says:

    I love the Diorshow Blackout waterproof mascara!

  265. Kate says:

    I always lose eyeliners! I take them out with me and they always seem to fall out of my clutches. Lost more than a few shadows I’ve brought out for touch ups too. Kills me to re buy ๐Ÿ™

  266. Janelle says:

    I haven’t lost makeup on vacation. But on a recent weekend trip my favorite powder crumbled to pieces! I didn’t even drop it. Mercy!

  267. Alyssa Lee says:

    Love stand up paddle boarding.

  268. Doreena says:

    Got to the Lush store over the weekend1 Had to buy more Karma Koomba, & also got the Coconut solid shampoo I Love the karma one anyone try any of the others?

  269. Claudia says:

    Fave waterproof mascara would have to be Lancome Definicils- I’ve tried others, but I keep coming back to this fave!

  270. Tracy says:

    Have you ever had wallpaper in a room? What did it look like?

    When I was 7 I had pink ballerina wallpaper in my bedroom along with a ruffled pink canopy bed that also had ballerians on it.

  271. TrippyPixie says:

    I actually don’t have a favorite melon, since the texture drives me insane and they all taste nasty to me. For fruit, I much prefer berries.

  272. Janet says:

    I’m allllll about the watermelon, nice and crisp and chilled from the fridge – MMM! We also made watermelon mojitos last week while on vacation, and they were soooo dang good.

  273. Regina Reed says:

    I haven’t tried paddle boarding BUT will be doing so on a camping trip for Labor Day! I’m super excited.

  274. Amie F says:

    I love cantaloupe and watermelon.

  275. Lisa M says:

    If I were allowed only one makeup item it would be Maybelline’s Colossal mascara. I’m a mascara junkie and have tried an insane amount of mascaras, but I always find my way back to that one. I have those incredibly straight and thin asian eye lashes, but with a solid curler and this mascara, you would never know!

  276. Trude says:

    I had horrible pink-on-cream floral wallpaper in my childhood bedroom (once we moved and I got my own room). After graduating high school my parents agreed to a room remodel (since I was commuting to college) as long as I ripped out the wallpaper myself. After that I vowed to never have it in any home I live in, ever, ever ever. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  277. Angela says:

    I’m a 70’s baby so of course there was wallpaper. There was wallpaper in every room of the house. I’ll tell you about my favorite that I got to pick when I was about 8. It had cute cartoony racoons and trees on it. This was in one wall of my room. I adored it! Racoons are to this day my favorite urban wild animal.

  278. Casey says:

    My alarm didn’t go off this morning so I managed hair and makeup in only 30 min this morning! Yikes

  279. Mary Kimmer says:

    I Love cats =^_^=

  280. roz says:

    I’ve used all sort of nail polishes from expensive, to cheap and 2 that are tied for the best lasting are Loreal and Sally Hansen Xtreme wear. I can wear those with no base or top coat, do dishes by HAND twice a day, and still not chip. Some fading at the nail tip, but nothing like I’ve had with doing less from some 10 dollar brands.

  281. Abby says:

    I love all kinds of melons, but definitely watermelon is my favorite!!

  282. Rachel P. says:

    “Springiest of chickens”, lol! That made me smile. I think the sturdiest nail polish is Zoya. Have you ever tried to remove one of their Pixie Dusts?? I guess that’s collection-specific, but my other Zoya shade – Stacy, the oxblood wine color – is also a killer pain to remove!

  283. Vanessa C says:

    My favorite melon would have to be cantaloupe! I remember going grocery shopping with my grandmother and always wanting to pick out her cantaloupe, and being shushed to the side because I “didn’t know the art of picking out the best one yet.” Until this day, I still cannot pick out a good one! LOL so I rely on the fresh packaged ones — easier to eat!

  284. AnneWolfSoul says:

    You should try out Paula’s Choice skincare ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Ashley says:

    I am currently loving Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara although I can’t attest to how waterproof it is.

  286. Maria K says:

    I love honeydew and watermelon! So refreshing in hot weather ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. AmyD says:

    favorite wp mascara is urban decay’s cannonball!

  288. Annaham says:

    Watermelon, always. Especially with just a hint of sea salt. ๐Ÿ˜›

  289. Linni says:

    I just Love Melon in general i have been eating more Melon this Summer then normal Food becuase it was the only thing which wasn`t to heavy in the warm Weather,it tastes amazing with Parmaham and Oliveoil,Sal and Pepper ๐Ÿ™‚

  290. Ashley says:

    I love watermelon!

  291. anissa says:

    my bedroom currently had ugly old-fashioned wallpaper, as it is the only room that i didn’t re-do when i moved in. it was the project at the bottom of the list, but when remodeling budget ran out….

  292. Tonya Hall says:

    I have not found a sturdier nail polish than Illamasqua. Granted, I use it on my toes not my fingers, but for a matte finish that isn’t made tougher by glitter, this is my pick.

  293. Regan says:

    I always lose single eyeshadows that are not in a palette. I think thats why I have been using palette only eyeshadows now that I travel.

  294. Emily says:

    watermelon definitely! i was staying with a host family a few months ago and the mom had this huge watermelon and kept giving me slices….i think i ate almost half of it by myself….

  295. brittany says:

    <3 sephora

  296. Lydia says:

    My favorite melon is cantaloupe!

  297. Lindsey L says:

    Hands down, best waterproof mascara = any of Clinique’s warm water removal mascaras!

  298. Maria J. says:

    The best waterproof mascara I’ve encountered so far has been L’Orรฉal Voluminous Carbon Black.

  299. Cara says:

    I <3 cantaloupe! But I like most melon too.

  300. Jamie C. says:

    My favorite out of the whole 3 melon is Honeydew. It tastes the best in any fruit salad.

  301. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  302. Laurianna says:

    I love your site and kitty pictures of Tabs, Karen! Have fun at Lake Tahoe! My favorite melon is watermelon!

  303. Rozae says:

    If you haven’t been, try redwood city estuary, it’s lovely for some Bay Area fun!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge