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I just realized that I missed out on a free bear claw…


The last time I went to Panera Bread they said I’d earned one through their membership thingy program, but I had to use it by the ninth. I didn’t want it then because I was there for lunch, and it was noon. Now I’m too late…

See, there’s an important life lesson there. Never look a gift bear claw in the mouth. No matter what time it is, no matter if you want it or not, don’t wait. You take that bear claw, and you eat that bear claw, you hear me? πŸ™‚


In other news, happy caturday! Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. I hope you got a good night’s sleep. I slept pretty well, considering the scary movie I watched last night. (A sci-fi horror thriller called The Machine on Netflix. Brace yourself for the opening scene. That’s all I’m saying.)

Purr usual, I haven’t figured out what I’m doing yet today… I know that we definitely need some groceries (we’re down to carrots, soy milk and instant decaf coffee, blech!), so probably Trader Joe’s right away. After that, we’ll see.

Good luck in the giveaway, babe, and have a wonderful day. Talk to you soon.

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    • What’s your favorite Asian makeup brand?
    • Has anyone ever sketched or painted a picture of you?
    • Raw cookie dough: yea or nay?
    • Does your cat have a cute meow?
    • Are you currently happy with the state of your brows?
    • Do you have a crush on anyone at school or work?
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  1. Agata says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen! Any special plans?
    Agata recently posted … Pick Your Weapon- Powder or Liquid Foundation?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata! Have a great day out there. We’re on our way out the door to grab breakfast from a greasy spoon in town, and then Trader Joe’s.

      I’m really not in the mood to do grocery shopping today, but it has to get done. Other than that, nothing really. A little cleaning, laundry, maybe some reading on the couch, stuff like that.

      I hope you’re doing something more fun than it sounds like I’m doing today, LOL!

  2. I am an Indian currently living in Japan so I’ve tried plenty of Asian brands πŸ™‚ My favorites are Lakme, Colorbar (Indian) and Shiseido (Japan). I also like Kanebo products!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Fresh Makeup Look for College/Work

  3. I’ve said it, and I’ll say it again. You look like Michelle Yeoh! haha

  4. Favorite Asian beauty brand? Easy! Shiseido!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … My Zalando wish list for fall

  5. Krista says:

    My kitty has the cutest meow ever. He turned one in July, but he still has a kitten meow and is still a very small cat. I love him, except when he steals my brushes and tries to eat them.

  6. Our cat’s have the cutest meow. And if you meow to them they’ll talk back.

  7. steve weber says:

    raw cookie dough- always a yay.. especially in ice cream.

  8. Alleycat says:

    Let’s see…I don’t have a “favorite” Asian brand, but I do like Fairydrops (for its Platinum mascaras) and Etude House (for its BB creams). I feel so-so about my brows. On the one hand, their natural shape fits my face well, but on the other, it’s so darn hard to make sure they match. Most of the time, they’re not sisters or even cousins, just two people on the opposite end in the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

  9. Jessica says:

    I love TonyMoly. Their products are adorable! Also, your blog is fantastic! So witty and funny and informative all at the same time πŸ™‚

  10. Candace Jordan says:

    What a generous giveaway!
    Funny you should ask about brow satisfaction. I’m glad I’ve been letting them grow in, because today, the wax got a little close to the hairs I wanted to keep! Glad my hair grows like weeds!

  11. yemaya says:

    I like various products-Bobbie Brown eyebrow kit & Beach fragrance, Sephoras eye pencils, Philosphy’s Purity etc… Etc….

  12. Alix says:

    Yay for raw cookie dough!

  13. Gretchen says:

    My cat has a very abrasive meow… it sounds like a mix between mooing and meowing. My husband is not a fan of it in the middle of the night!

  14. Alessandro says:

    As a gay men who doesn’t wear makeup, I’d say my favourite Asian brand is Shiseido, I’ve been using their facial scrub regularly since last year and it’s great for my greasy skin.
    I person I used to date actually did a portrait of me once. Gosh it was ugly. He was going through a sort of artistic phase, but he had very little talent. I didn’t want to offend him though, so I told him it was beautiful. Plus I think at that point I had already planned to break up with him soon, so I preferred to lie.

  15. Lynda tran says:

    I hate my brows they are like far distance cousins!

  16. Anne G. says:

    Hmm favorite asian make-up brand… Depending on wether you count a cushion bb cream as makeup, i would say dr. Jart

  17. Yurianna says:

    Ick to raw cookie dough

  18. TrippyPixie says:

    A friend in grade school once drew a sketch of me, but in a semi-caricature style. She was really talented at art, so it turned out pretty nice. I still have it.

  19. Susie says:

    Have to say nay to raw cookie dough, the more I think about it the worse I feel about eating it! Cookies however…..

  20. Laura says:

    I don’t have a favorite Asian makeup brand, but my favorite Asian skincare brand is Hada Labo.

  21. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hi Karen,

    Just noticed that the facebook entering option is not there!
    On another note, I saw the movie The Giver recently, and thought it was a very intriguing story. I haven’t read the book yet – but that will happen soon!

  22. Ingrid says:

    My husband is an artist, and he paints pictures of me (or, rather, I’m in them — they’re not portraits) all the time. He says I should list my occupation as “muse” on our taxes.

  23. Krista says:

    I’ve had the UD Naked palette for over 2 years, but I’m going to wear Creep and Gunmetal for the first time tonight to complement a midnight blue dress I’m wearing to a wedding. My first departure from neutrals or purples, so wish me luck!

  24. Camille says:


    happy caturday. hope grocery shopping flies by. i hate doing it too, but like you mentioned: it must be done.

    i’m pretty keen on shiseido, but i’ve heard great things about tatcha. i might make the splurge one day. soon, hopefully. πŸ™‚

  25. Steff says:

    My cat hardly ever meows but when he does–it is super adorable.
    Love your blog!

  26. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My cat has the cutest little meow.. sometimes he doesn’t even open his mouth when he does it.

  27. KaitieTee says:

    I’ve been working on my brows this week. I finally splurged on the Anastasia brow wiz and then I also picked up the Milani Brow Shaper gel. They’re a good pair!

  28. Krista says:

    I’m not happy with the state of my brows at the moment, and I can’t find my good tweezers so I’m kinda stuck. Uggh.

  29. I literally just ate some cookie dough so this is definitely a YEA!!
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  30. Lizet says:

    Yea! To raw cookie dough!

  31. Sarah W says:

    YAY raw cookie dough!

  32. Kimryan8 says:

    Hello Karen! Love the blog!

  33. athena says:

    raw cookie dough: heck yeah!

  34. Laurinha says:

    Hv a nice weekend!!

  35. Renee says:

    my little sister has a cute cat that meows. i wish that it meowed more. he only comes up to me if he needs help or wants food πŸ™

  36. AmyBS says:

    Raw cookie dough – Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream… YES PLEASE!

  37. Trish says:

    Fave asian brand: Cle de peau. If only it wasn’t so expensive. lol

  38. susan says:

    When it was available, I loved Thi Cosmetics! Too bad they’re not around anymore!

  39. Michelle says:

    I would eat raw cookie dough. People eat raw eggs all the time. I’m down πŸ™‚

  40. Cindy A. says:

    Raw cookie dough? A thousand times YES!

  41. Georgina says:

    Now I need cookie dough! Anything salty and sweet is right up my street.

  42. Emily C says:

    Not really a fan of raw cookie dough. Cake batter isn’t bad, though!

  43. jules m. says:

    one of my cats, pedro, can talk. He can say ILOVEYOU although its a bit more like ‘mow-wove-ooo’. people have doubted me but then they heard it for themselves and were believers! πŸ™‚

  44. Cindy says:

    Yep, happy with the state of my brows. Get them done at the Benefit Brow Bar at Ulta. I love the girl who does mine and hope she’s there awhile . . .

  45. Kim Zemek says:

    Raw cookie dough… my taste buds say yes but my winter wardrobe is screaming “DON’T DO IT”.

  46. Kaide says:

    I love your blog! You are so personable & fun & I always get a chuckle out of your headers! I mean come on a Romance Book Cover & then Marge Simpson – you are very creative & I am so happy I found your blog!!

  47. Allyson says:

    Raw cookie dough? Yes, please!

  48. Kylie says:

    My brows are decent! When I was about 14, someone sketched me on the street of NYC but it really looked nothing like me.

  49. Jessie C. says:

    Raw cookie dough, yea!

  50. Beatriz says:

    Favorite asian brand? Shiseido of course! Sephora just sent me a sample of their new Phyto Teint Expert Foundation and it is just amazing, I’m completely in love!

  51. Krystle Thomas says:


  52. Winnie says:

    Hey! I love your blog, you do the best swatches. I’m also curious as to wether you have any tips for organizing/storing make up you’d like to share πŸ™‚

  53. Steffinie says:

    Big yea to raw cookie dough!

  54. Susan T. says:

    I think my two cats both have cute meows! My plus sized girl sounds a bit like a goat and my little boy sometimes does a silent meow. His mouth opens and he looks like he is meowing but no sound comes out!

  55. Sara says:

    Major yea to raw cookie dough!

  56. Liz says:

    I think LaNeige makes some really nice color cosmetics, despite being mostly a skin care brand.

  57. Icequeen81 says:

    I haven’t done them professionally in a while I want to do it myself.

  58. Sandy says:

    I am finally happy with the state of my brows! I trim them occasionally and fill them in with powder and tinted brow gel and they’re good to go!

  59. Amy b says:

    My son sketched a gorgeous pic of me based on one from my wedding day

  60. Annie says:

    What’s your favorite Asian makeup brand?

    -Proooobably Shiseido. Love them!

    Has anyone ever sketched or painted a picture of you?
    -Yes! My mother had my portrait and my brother’s portrait taken when we were younger. It was so hard to have someone stare at you for hours sitting still in a chair.

    Raw cookie dough: yea or nay?
    YEA, DUH!

    Does your cat have a cute meow?
    Yes! My favorite is when he brings me a milk tab (his favorite toy) to throw across the room and he makes this “cakackackack” meow that is hysterical.

    Are you currently happy with the state of your brows?
    – I am. Fortunately I inherited some rockin’ brows from my momma. Thanks mam!

    Do you have a crush on anyone at school or work?

    Thanks Karen! Keep being awshum πŸ™‚

  61. Nicole says:

    My boyfriend and I actually work for the same company.

  62. Justine says:

    I’m finally happy with my brows again after a while of being dissatisfied. It is amazing what wonders good tweezers and Anastasia brow wiz can do. Happy Saturday!

  63. Sarah Hall says:

    I had a characture done of me once. It was kind of funny.

  64. cdawn04 says:

    Our cat Mookie stalks me..I have found myself shifting as far away as possible from anything she just might launch herself from in an attempt to sit on my shoulders.sometimes I look like a complete weirdo when she is really persistent, shuffling side to side as she changes furniture.even the middle of the room isnt safe.I have to armor up with a sweater cause she just wont get the hint.

  65. Rebecca says:

    What would you do as a makeup addict whose job of 8 years suddenly says that makeup, nail polish & perfume is no longer allowed?

  66. LilyF says:

    Raw batters of any kind: YES. I made lemon poppyseed muffins yesterday and licked the bowl clean.

  67. Justine says:

    Yes to cookie dough!

  68. Una says:

    No raw dough, no way.. πŸ™‚

  69. Adrianne B says:

    My fave Asian makeup brand is Shiseido! Love the SPF foundation!

  70. Carolina Campos says:

    Raw cookie dough?? Yesssss!!!

  71. Suzie M says:

    raw cookie dough yes even tho I know it should be no

  72. Bhevarri says:

    YES to cookie dough!

  73. Miki says:

    Yes to raw cookie dough! And cake batter. And brownie batter πŸ™‚
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  74. Tiffanie says:

    I love raw cookie dough.

  75. Megan says:

    With raw cookie dough: yay on a couple of bites!

  76. Ellie says:

    I love Tonymoly’s packaging so much, ah gahd ( * o*) And I’m p. happy with my brows right now, but I’m trying to find a good blue eyeshadow so I can fill them to match my hair!

  77. Martha Nelson says:

    I miss my neighbour’s cat. They moved early this week, he’s white, long hair he used to come at my door and “scam” some cat’s treats with a very whiny meow πŸ™

  78. Seconding Tonymoly. I just ordered one of their limited edition lip balms from sephora in the cute metallic lip shape. Loveee!!!

  79. Terri says:

    My cat doesn’t have a cute meow (it is rather high-pitched and shrill), but it gets the job done – I always know when he wants something. πŸ™‚

  80. Dana says:

    I love cookie dough on it’s own but for some reason, I don’t like it in ice cream. Weird, huh? πŸ™‚

  81. Charlotte says:

    Yay for raw cookie dough! Except when i was a teenager i ate too much of it and got sick to my stomach. Lol

  82. INCI says:

    Favorite Asian makeup brand? Shiseido, maybe. πŸ™‚

  83. Drew says:

    I have been sketched twice that I can remember. Once was a full body (clothed) sketch for a drawing class. The other one was by my sister. She’s not exactly artistically inclined, so she drew a majestic moustache on me to make up for it (I’m a girl).

  84. Sofia says:

    Yes, myself! As a former art student I have made a couple of self portraits to this date, although sketching other people on the street is one of my favorite things to do

  85. Marie H says:

    I’m covering all grounds!

    What’s your favorite Asian makeup brand?
    Shu Uemura! Their false eyelashes are truly to die for!

    Has anyone ever sketched or painted a picture of you?
    Nope πŸ™ I need to make myself more purrrtty for this

    Raw cookie dough: yea or nay?
    YAY! We only live once. I would wear my favorite lipstick and eat this delectable raw food. If for some reason I drop dead while consuming this delectable raw food, I know I’ll drop with a lipstick colored smile on my face. But then again I might just end up running to the bathroom, still with lipstick on lol!

    Does your cat have a cute meow?
    If you consider a chihuahua a cat, then no.

    Are you currently happy with the state of your brows?
    Eh! Currently growing these bald caterpillars out

    Do you have a crush on anyone at school or work? Do they know?
    I’m a stay at home Mom and my co-workers are 3 kids, a chihuahua, and a husband. I think my co-workers know who I have a crush on πŸ˜‰

  86. Monica says:

    I am currently happy with the state of my brows! I love using dip brow

  87. Japhia says:

    I think I have nice eyebrows but I don’t know how to trim them correctly. They are dark enough but I don’t arch them.

  88. Tosha H says:

    Definitely a fan of raw cookie dough, sometimes I even like it more than the cookies lol

  89. Linda says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen!

    I WISH I were happy with the state of my brows. They’re sparse and patchy. It takes so long to get them right some days, I almost need a nap after. :\

  90. Monal says:

    I don’t like raw cookie dough but I could eat cookies every day. I love the state of my eyebrows right now. I go to a lady that does them and she always does a great job!

  91. Leona says:

    If I ever decide I want to nom on some cookie dough, I make an eggless version so I don’t worry about the whole eating raw egg issue…but yes lol

  92. Diane says:

    Both my kitties have cute meows. We have “conversations” all the time! πŸ™‚

  93. I can’t find the Maybelline Creamy Matte lippies any.where. :'(

  94. Nisha says:

    YESSSSS to cookie dough!!!!

  95. Rachel R. says:

    I am never completely happy with the state of my brows.

  96. Lisa says:

    A friend in college did a sketch of me. I still have it. And raw cookie dough is yummy.

  97. Kristin says:

    Any eye shadows or products to use to keep eyeshadow looking new and avoid the eyeshadow crease?

  98. serina says:

    hey karen! just found out recently that there are little pudding cups of cookie dough out there somewhere (saw it on instagram)! now i just gotta find which places are selling them!

  99. Rochelle says:

    School started this week for me and it’s slowly getting hectic with homework.

  100. Jan says:



  101. Amy says:

    Yay for raw cookie dough!

  102. Sarah Call says:

    Hi Karen,

    One of my kitty has the cutest meow. Actually it’s more like an attempt me out. She opened her mouth and I see her little pink tongue but nothing comes out.



  103. Jenna D says:

    My cat doesn’t just meow, she screams. It’s really terrifying sometimes, it comes out of nowhere.

  104. Jenn E says:

    YAY cookie dough. YAY YAY YAY.

  105. nat ogu says:

    i love the shape of my brows i just hate how close they want to grow inward towards each other

  106. robyn paris says:

    Hershey candy bars are the best!

  107. Krupa says:

    I like the state of my brows, I do use ABH brow dip, and sometimes Ben Nye Brow Pencil. What I hate is the brow brush, I have like 4. Can’t find one I like. The MAC 266, MAC 208, ABH #7, a Morphe one and I just ordered a MUFE one. Anyone have one they love?

  108. Pam O'Donnell says:

    Love your blog!! Raw cookie dough rocks!

  109. ANGELA R. says:

    YAY to cookie dough!! πŸ™‚

  110. Meg R says:

    I loved raw cookie dough

  111. Laure says:

    I can’t say I really know many Asian makeup brands… Got any recommendations? I love finding new great brands! (even if I’ll probably never be able to buy it :S)

  112. Mardi says:

    ALL my cats have a cute meow, of course! Poppy is demanding, Luigi is sweet, Midnight chirrups, Chrissie is very quiet, Normie is complaining, Sadie is welcoming, Tommy is excited and Ellie is looking for love.

  113. Berry says:

    Yes, to raw cookie dough. And now I’m craving it.

  114. Lisa J says:

    While on our honeymoon we were approached by a man asking if he could draw a picture of the 2 of us. We wouldn’t have to give him any money if we didn’t like it so we let him go ahead. He was pretty persistent. Once finished I hated his drawing of me, I looked like an ugly man. I think we gave him a couple bucks and pitched the drawing when he was out of site. Ha!

  115. rocior says:

    Nay to cookie dough!

  116. MK says:

    I’m lucky that, as a teen, my mom taught me never to over-tweeze my brows, leaving them in pretty good shape now!

  117. Kim Dang says:

    Favorite Asian Brand definitely is Etude House!

  118. Caroline Doura says:

    My favorite asian makeup brands are Tony Moly and Etude House to name a few. I LOVE cookie dough! I like the state of my eyebrows and LOVE the way they look once I’ve filled them out. πŸ™‚

  119. Ellen says:

    Raw cookie dough – definite yea. Haven’t gotten Salmonella yet!

  120. Sierra says:

    Currently, I am not happy with my brows. They are very bushy because I am always scared that I am going to pluck a hair that I shouldn’t. I’m also scared to get them done professionally because that takes too much trust that I don’t have, lol.

  121. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Raw cookie dough does not survive in my house – everyone eats it before the cookies can even be made! And I had a caricature done of my husband and I at his work Christmas party years ago. It was horrendous!!!

  122. Lisa Foster says:

    No raw dough – I’m afraid of the raw eggs and getting sick!

  123. Farzana says:

    I love my brows. I get them threaded every Saturday by the same girl for ever! I love them!

  124. Joanna says:

    Loving my brow shape at this moment.

  125. Lori P says:

    I’m looking at my brows right now and I need to go have them waxed and shaped (oops). My brows are odd because they are a mixture of both brown and blonde hair

  126. Stephanie G says:

    Raw cookie dough is always a YEA!

  127. Jordi says:

    Raw cookie dough ONLY if it’s made with egg substitute – and so pasteurized!

  128. Jennifer says:

    I am sooo cold, even with two layers of Polartec fleece on. It was close to 90 degrees last Saturday, but only in the low 50’s today. I think my hubs was the only person in NH to go in an outdoor swimming pool this morning. Brrr.

  129. Teri says:

    Some new girly stuff would really cheer me up right now.

  130. BLANCA says:

    Raw cookie dough: yea!!!!! πŸ™‚

  131. Brittany says:

    Yay to raw cookie dough!

  132. Kim Smith says:

    I’m having fun at Ulta’s 21 days of beauty. Running there on my lunch break is causing a slight weight loss. But hey. One must sacrifice for beauty.

  133. Monica says:

    I love cookie dough ice cream!

  134. Tania G says:

    I am sure that raw cookie dough tastes delicious but I can not bring myself to try it. Don’t like anything raw except for fruits and veggies πŸ™‚

  135. Our family cat’s meow actually sounds like a human cry (very creepy) but he’s so cute we ignore the creepiness.
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  136. Denise M says:

    I love all your stories every week! You are soooo funny!!

  137. Kristen says:

    My cat sounds like a baby when meows especially when he wants food.

  138. Katrina says:

    I guess I’m okay with how my brows are lately. To be honest with you I don’t have a lot of time to fuss with them these days but that seems to work out better for me anyway because I leave them alone more and they seem to be fuller than normal. LOL

  139. Lulubelle says:

    DHC is my favorite Asian brand – their Deep Cleansing Oil is a holy grail.

  140. Princess says:

    Raw cookie dough is the best. It almost tastes better than the actual cookies if you ask me, LOL!

  141. Leslie Kiley says:

    ALL sats have a cute MEOW! Every cat owner thinks their cat is the cutest! So of course the answer is yes.

  142. Kathleen says:

    Cookie dough heck yeah! I could eat that by the pound lol.

  143. Georgia L says:

    Oh man,I can not imagine a world in which I do not loathe my eyebrows! D:

  144. Maren says:

    Happy with my brows. I never plucked them in the 90s, so all is well.
    Maren recently posted … Too Many White People

  145. Bunny says:

    I’ve posed/modeled for many paintings and sketches, my Dad is an artist and I’m cheap labour lol

    My brows need a dye touch up, but they’ve been pretty good overall since I’ve been dyeing them, what a difference it made!

  146. Stephanie says:

    I totally feel for you missing the Bear Claw – I accidentally forgot to redeem my free Birthday coffee at Starbucks last month (even though I went twice)!

    Yay to cookie dough – one of my fave guilty pleasures.

  147. Marli Billinger says:

    I’m getting excited for the holiday releases.

  148. Kassandra Zamora says:

    Raw cookie dough makes life πŸ˜€

  149. Julie says:

    My cat has the most adorably weird meow! It sounds like he’s gargling with marbles underwater. =^..^=

  150. Lynn says:

    I took a painting class in college, and one of the assignment was to paint yourself. Well, it was hard and i ended up not turning it in. I could barely draw to begin with!

  151. Christine says:

    If you’re ever in Japantown (San Francisco), check out The Face Shop location there. They have heavier coverage for Korean beauty brands but you get to try all of those neat Korean beauty trends you hear about.
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  152. Eva says:

    My cat had no teeth when I adopted her so she didn’t pronounced her mew-mews quite right. But still obscenely cute. I’d recognize her mews anywhere.

  153. Pamela says:

    I’m pretty happy with the state of my brows lately πŸ™‚ I’ve been defining and filling them in with Benefits brow zings kit and highly recommend it.
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  154. Carolyn N. says:

    I really like the packaging of Tony Moly and Etude House! πŸ™‚

  155. Ciara says:

    I love Chanel’s packaging! πŸ˜€

  156. kristina says:

    there’s a cat cafe opening up in oakland! thought you would like it πŸ™‚

  157. Zahra says:

    Yes to cookie dough!
    And yup finally I am happy with the state of my brows πŸ™‚ I have embraced their natural shape mostly haha

  158. Jen C says:

    Yay to cookie dough! That’s my face ice-cream flavor hehe – chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream!

  159. KT says:

    I was a mean nanny this week and wouldn’t let the kid lick the bowl of raw cake batter. Sorry you are not getting salmonella on my watch πŸ™‚

  160. joti says:

    I love a lip product from india,Its a lotus brand!

  161. Meredith says:

    I love your blog, posts, pictures, tips, humor, love and everything all of this! Thanks for being you!

  162. Angela says:

    I finally spied some of the talked about drugstore collections and brought some home with me. My favorites – the maybelline matte lipsticks. These just might be my favorite matte formula yet.

  163. Andrea says:

    I’m dying to pick up the UD Vice 3 Palette!

  164. Katie says:

    Raw cookie is a def yay!

  165. Aramicah says:

    My favorite Asian makeup brand has got to be Etude House. They make EVERYTHING!

  166. Barbara B says:

    Etude House is my favorite Asian brand.

  167. Jessica says:

    Has anyone ever sketched or painted a picture of you? Yes, especially at art school!

    Raw cookie dough: yea or nay? Totally yay! I’ll even risk my life eating just a bit that contains raw egg.

    Are you currently happy with the state of your brows? Yes! They’re the best they have ever been!

  168. y. says:

    Grocery shopping takes a lot out of me too.

  169. amy pugmire says:

    I have 3 cute kids and I love some raw cookie dough. although I am a little paranoid about getting sick.

  170. Meahlyn says:

    Hi Karen,
    I…don’t like my brows in its NATURAL state. However, when its all glammed up and fancy, then I am happy with it. It’s a love/hate relationship unfortunately.

    Love how you glam up your eyes!

  171. Solangel says:

    Raw dough: NEIGH!

  172. yelena says:

    i dont think i’ve ever used asian makeup before…no to cookie dough :/
    don’t have cats…no crushes at work…any currently happy with my brows tho (as long as they decide to behave in the morning)

  173. Lynda says:

    i am still trying to find a favorite asian brand πŸ˜‰

  174. JJ says:

    My fave Asian makeup brand is Kanebo TWANY πŸ™‚
    Simply better than any other American/European brand:)

  175. Christiana Mercier says:

    I love cookie dough!! And I need to learn about Asian brands!

  176. MelodyJ says:

    Yes to raw cookie dough.

  177. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Skin79 !

  178. Rozae says:

    Yes, had a few random artists sketch a photo of me when I use to work at a cafe!

  179. Rene Groyer says:

    I dont eat raw cookie dough,not my thing

  180. Caise says:

    I hate my brows atm, I’ve been trying to grow them back after a bad waxing at Benefit BrowBar

  181. Bonnie says:

    Raw cookie dough? No, thank you!

  182. Laura CavΓ©lius says:

    I don’t have a β€œfavorite” Asian brand but I like Shiseido.
    I feel so-so about my brows πŸ™
    And yeah, my cat have a cute meow !

  183. Maria Therese says:

    Karen do you have any kids besides Tab’s?

  184. Rhoda K says:

    Raw cookie dough? YAY!!

  185. Fran says:

    No, I’m not completely happy with the state of my brows… I plucked the ends, because they’re very droopy (read sad and old-looking), so I need to learn to extend them just a bit in the direction I want with pencil… I should probably visit my favorite MUA at my local ULTA, who does tons of eyebrows, but I think I want to use the Hourglass pencil, which I would get at Sephora… oh, well, Anastasia or Too Faced or Tarte probably would have a pencil I would like, too.

  186. Liz says:

    Cookie dough? Ick!

  187. Ivana Jankovic says:

    I’m absolutely happy with my brows πŸ™‚

  188. Amalia says:


  189. Ann says:

    I don’t have any cats; we have one dog. We have three grandcats and two grandpups, though. πŸ™‚

  190. Bertha says:

    Raw cookie dough ice cream: no. Actual raw cookie dough from homemade chocolate chip cookies: absolutely.

  191. Lucy Nguyen says:

    Raw cookie dough: No for me

  192. Clara says:

    Omg I LOVE cookie dough!!!

  193. Donna N says:

    Karen, thanks for that important life lesson–I am ALWAYS forgetting about those special *perk* items that different retailers offer me, ESPECIALLY when there’s an expiration date! Panera Bread, B&N, Target and even JCP—-in fact, I have a $10 reward that I have to use by the end of October, so I best not forget it—-I also just earned my VIB Silver card at Sephora this past week and there are bonus perks that have to be used up soon, so if I won this GC, I could use those perks too—BONUS!!!

    And my Brows—-they are in need of some SERI rehab—thanks for the reminder too! πŸ™‚

  194. Amanda says:

    Hi Karen! My brows are ok, they need a wax. But I like their shape; they’re a tiny bit thinner than I’d like; but not bad. Yes to cookie dough if I’m already making cookies. Not like to eat huge spoonful after spoonful.

  195. Nataya says:

    Hi. I love raw cookie dough :). Talking about Asian cosmetic, Martha Tilaar and Mustika Ratu are big in Indonesia.

  196. Geralyn says:

    Have a great Sunday!

  197. Denise says:

    I’m really distressed by the state of my brows, to be completely honest. Overtaxing made them really thin-and gave me the tell-tale whiter patch of skin under each eyebrow-but now they’re growing again. Unfortunately, they were always short and thick. I fill in the ends, but I’m not sure if I should just bite the bullet and have them waxed or threaded or just deal with them, since I’ll be hitting 30 in a few months and know my hair will probably start growing back even more slowly.

  198. cherry says:

    An absolute yay for cookie dough!!! In fact I am craving some now after writing this comment…

  199. Laetitia says:

    If you had to throw alllll of you make up away and only be able to pick one what would u choose

  200. Sammy N says:

    Fave Asian brand at the moment is Clio; I really dig their gelpresso liner pencils and kill black pen liner!

  201. Rose says:

    I love my brows right now! I have full and unruly brows, and right now they are freshly threaded and look clean πŸ™‚

  202. Maria J. says:

    In have to admit I’m the happiest with my eyebrows I could ever be because I’ve been letting them grow for the past couple of months and shaping them at the same time, so now I don’t have to fill them in as much.

  203. Nicole says:

    My brows are the thing I get the most compliments on (and the only thing I do on days when I can’t be bothered with makeup). I freaking love them.

    I’d also love $50 to buy more of the new NARS Audacious lipsticks. I splurged for one, but that is a hefty price tag. Ugh.

  204. V says:

    My brows are the thing I get the most compliments on (and the only thing I do on days when I can’t be bothered with makeup). I freaking love them.

    I’d also love $50 to buy more of the new NARS Audacious lipsticks. I splurged for one, but that is a hefty price tag. Ugh.

  205. Jessie says:

    I am not happy with my brows! I don’t think they’ll ever grow the way I want, but it’s not bad enough that I have to fill them in on a daily basis, I just save that for special occasions.

  206. Kayla says:

    Raw cookie dough… a definite yay! Ugh, the days when I was younger and could get away with eating whatever I wanted!

  207. Sam E says:

    I’m not currently happy with my brows, although they are bushy, they aren’t very full and they look very different from each other…

  208. Laura says:

    My cat Guppy DEFINITELY has the cutest meow. No question about it. Every time I go into the vet everyone there always comments on her meow and ask if its real. Bar none cutest meow ever!

  209. Amber says:

    I need some serious eyebrow bootcamp to get these brows ready for fall weather

  210. Lorraine says:

    Please do a summary post on all the contouring products you love. I’m wanting to start trying contouring but don’t know where to begin! Thanks πŸ™‚

  211. Meg says:

    I had my picture drawn once when my family went to Six Flags, there was a caricature artist drawing people and he drew my brother and I. Turned out ridiculous lol
    Meg recently posted … Dresslink Haul and Try-On: Batman Leggings, Simpsons Clothing, etc!

  212. hello!!! saludos desde Venezuela!!!

  213. Courtney says:

    My cats mew is to cute to even handle. THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!

  214. Tina says:

    Love reading your blog!

  215. Jennifer says:

    Loving my brows right now, Anastasia Dip Brow is my favorite!

  216. Melissa says:

    I don’t like raw cookie dough!

  217. Celia says:

    I wasn’t aware the cookie dough thing was a choice? Always cookie dough- cook it, don’t cook it, it’s still the stuff of unicorn dreams.

  218. shelby leske says:

    raw cookie dough is always a yay!

  219. Emily says:

    Yes, I have had people sketch me πŸ™‚

  220. margarita says:

    My brows are in decent shape thanks to getting threaded not too long ago, and Benefit’s Gimme Brow has helped keep them that way!

  221. Catherine C. says:

    I’m generally happy with the state of my brows right now! The week that it takes the sparse hairs to grow out is rough though!

  222. Valerie says:

    Raw cookie dough –> YES x ONE MILLION

  223. Trillina Palemi says:

    my cat has a cute meow

  224. Chelsea B says:

    YAY all the way for raw cookie dough!

  225. Dimana Dyakova says:

    Are you currently happy with the state of your brows? – Absolutely. I have very full and nicely shaped brows which need very little work πŸ™‚

  226. Mandy Sark says:

    One of my cats has the cutest little squeaky meow! I always have to go awwwwww whenever I hear it.

  227. Lyndsey B. says:

    Raw cookie dough…hell yay!!

  228. Wanda A. says:

    Isn’t raw cookie dough your reward for making chocolate chip cookies? lol

  229. Aimen says:

    Asian anything = SHISEIDO <3

  230. I think all three of our cats have unique and cute meows.
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  231. Kelly Commerford says:

    Raw Cookie Dough: YAY!

  232. Jen says:

    I have never tried any Asian makeup but I definitely want to.

  233. Michelle Fry says:

    I haven’t tried many Asian brands of makeup, but I do use Skin Miso for the blackheads on my nose, and it’s dead effective!!!

  234. Candice Croix says:

    I prefer freshly baked cookies, actually. Especially if somebody else bakes them.

  235. Ms. Elise says:

    I’m a raw cookie dough fiend. The last batch of cookies I made, actually, I almost didn’t bake them and just ate the dough because it was *perfect*.

  236. RM says:

    half-baked cookies are the best. warm and chewy!

  237. Marisa says:

    Raw cookie dough? Yes! Delicious!
    Marisa recently posted … Review: Romance Eau De Parfum by Ralph Lauren

  238. Sylvia says:

    Yes to cookie dough raw, and of course my cat’s have cute meows!

  239. Isabel V says:

    Raw cookie dough? HECK yea! As for me brows, they’re pretty full. They can be a bit unruly at times, but I pluck regularly. I usually just shape them when I put on moisturizer, but I’ll whip them into shape with an old clean mascara wand or a little brow gel if necessary.

  240. Hope you had a nice weekend Karen! I can never sleep if I watch horror movies…I can barely handle Dateline: Mystery LOL! Oh, and I LOVE raw cookie dough, but I always get nervous when I eat it. I have heard they make some that is safe to eat but I feel like thats too dangerous to have around haha!
    Kristina Vieweg recently posted … Too Faced La Crème Lipsticks

  241. dyan says:

    Mitzy has a cute and annoying meow. She talks a lot. She whines a lot. Then I look into her big eyes and melt.

  242. Nicole says:

    Caught a cold this week… hope to be over it soon.

  243. Mahreen says:

    I married my crush 9 years ago and it’s been an amazing 9 years so far. We bad a cat but he passed the kiss miss him a lot and no other cat will. Haven’t really tried any Asian makeup brands. Love the blog.

  244. Talking Bowl says:

    In a world where someone else is paying, my favorite Asian makeup brand is Shiseido. In a world where I’m paying, it’s Daiso. πŸ™‚ They may be a dollar store, but they have surprisingly decent mascara.

  245. Mallory B says:

    I am currently very displeased with the state of my brows, but that’s because I have yet to find a good brow stylist in the town I moved to 3 years ago. Everyone I’ve gone to has done them far too thin. I’ve heard good things about the girls at the Ulta (half an hour away) so I think I’m going to give them a shot on my next day off.

  246. alli says:

    ah, dang! i forgot to redeem my free pastry at panera too – i think i had to use mine by the 8th, it seems like they said. oh well; less calories, right? πŸ™‚

  247. Tia says:

    I don’t like raw cookie dough, but I’ll eat a million perfectly cooked and chewy cookies.

  248. Siobhan says:

    Definite yay to cookie dough!

  249. Raw Cookie Dough…YAY. In all CAPS so you know I mean business!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  250. Rachel says:

    I used to NEVER eat raw cookie dough, but my husband has converted me. πŸ™‚

  251. Anitra says:

    Omg I had a bear claw (not a panera one) get stuck in the vending machine at work!! I want my $1.50 back *waving fist

  252. Wendy says:

    My favorite asian makeup brand so far is Etude House…they’re so adorable…have you tried it??

  253. Tracy says:

    I sat for a portrait when I was a senior in high school. It’s in charcoal, no color and it’s traveled with me to every place I’ve lived since moving out of my parents house 18 years ago. It’s my husbands favorite picture of me because he’s known me since we were 3 and remembers when I looked like that.

  254. mv says:

    I want to grow out my brows and reshape them

  255. Loulou says:

    Love some Dr. Jart+…the BB creams are perfection!

  256. mrsshukra says:

    Trying new concealers this week!

  257. Angela P. says:

    I am not currently happy with the shape of my brows.. I really need to go get them waxed. I have 2 small, fiesty children. So that solution is harder than it sounds. I’ll get there. Oh.. and Raw Cookie Dough is a must. I tell my kids they can’t have any and it’s no good for you bc of the raw egg in it.. even though I’ve been eating it for years.. better safe than sorry.. actually it’s just so I can have it to myself. Anyway your blog is a lot of fun! You have a great purrsonality.

  258. christine says:

    I do not have brow skills so I pretty much just use brow gel and hope that they will magically grow in someday.

  259. Zoe says:

    Raw cookie dough is a yay!!!

  260. melody brown says:

    No to the raw cookie dough. But…thanks for the chance. My bday is tuesday and I badly want some argan oil.

  261. Hanusia says:

    Raw cookie dough- YAY!!
    Also, I went a little bit overboard with the brow air trimming, so they look a little patchy right now. But I know they’ll grow back in all their bushy glory within a few days- they always do. πŸ˜‰

  262. Brittany L says:

    Hey there!
    – so I’m not a fan of raw cookie dough, but I like cookie dough ice cream (?) I know, weird
    – I just recently got my eyebrows threaded for the very first time. I love it! I also got myself the Anastasia Brow Whiz and I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to try the Tinted/Clear Brow Gel.

    I hope you’re doing well!

  263. Bons says:

    I have never had anyone sketched a picture of me but would love to!

  264. Nicole Nguyen says:

    Since you brought up the topic of brows as a suggestion, I recently got my brows threaded. Unfortunately, they are a tad on the thinner side. I usually keep my brows pretty big and this girl felt like it should be thing. I kept on thinking ‘WHY ME?!’ πŸ™ However, it has given quite a bit of practice as to how to draw in my brows πŸ™‚

  265. Ruchee says:

    My favorite Asian makeup brand is Shiseido!

  266. Amanda says:

    Yum to raw cookie dough and I loooove Asian makeup! Can make blush, real tattoo eyeliner, amore pacific moisture gel, the face shop face masks, etc. I could go on n on!

  267. Tori says:

    I found your site last week whilst looking for NARS swatches and just have to say its AMAZING! Can’t believe I’ve only just found it and then this contest comes along too πŸ˜€ Yey!

  268. Priscilla S. says:

    Raw cookie dough is a yay! I can’t resist.

  269. tina says:

    i love cookie dough ice cream but not sure about it being on its own!

  270. jessica says:

    I wish my brows were thicker.

  271. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Good morning, I am not a raw cookie dough person for the most part and am not satisfied with the state of my brows either. My Persian cat died a few years ago and he was such a good cat and I miss him terribly. Hope you have a good day!!

  272. Steph says:

    Always a yes to raw cookie dough. Especially oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough.

  273. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    ive never sketched a pic of myself

  274. Doreena says:

    OK 4th time I’m posting/asking this~How do you get a profile pic on here? So it seems NO one reads these???

  275. Kathy Hanley says:

    I need to buy a new blush. I’ve had the one I’m using for what seems forever and I’ve never liked the color.

  276. Maria Renteria says:

    Hiya! One of my eyebrows is amazing and the other one not so much πŸ™‚ I have been trying to grow them out but they don’t feel like matching so it takes me a bit in the morning to fill them πŸ™‚

  277. mita says:

    Yea to raw cookie dough!

  278. Meegan says:

    I just got a new kitten and his meow is the cutest!

  279. Taylor J says:

    Sometimes raw cookie dough is the perfect snack!

  280. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    Raw cookie dough? Of course!!! πŸ™‚

  281. Dee says:

    Raw cookie dough is delicious and I love it when there’s some in my ice cream! πŸ™‚

  282. Becky says:

    Raw cookie dough = the BIGGEST yay.

  283. Liza Maikui says:

    Yes to raw cookie dough!

  284. Jordan says:

    I like raw cookie dough in theory, but I’m paranoid of it making me sick!

  285. Casey says:

    I wish I had raw cookie dough for breakfast right now πŸ™

  286. Mel says:

    My male cat Marlon Brando has the wussiest meow ever, while my female Riley is assumed to be male with how loud she is!

  287. Regina Reed says:

    My cat Lola has about the cutest meow ever! It’s very meek and girly, she is just the cutest chicest kitty there ever was!

  288. Kim says:

    That’s a negative on brow satisfaction. I’m like Mick Jagger that way. Can’t get no. I feel like they were getting too heavy for my face but, only my left one can be shaped the way I like. Stupid Raul on the right makes it impossible, even with filling. I don’t know if anyone ever talks about this but many women I know say that their brows just don’t grow back in as they age. So, young gals should be extra cautious about over-plucking!

  289. Caitlyn says:

    I been blessed with some pretty strong brows! I looked pretty funny as a child with these dark, fierce brows with blonde hair. THANKFULLY, I grew into them! They just need a lot of tweezing.

  290. Efrain says:

    Biore is my favorite Asian brand.

  291. IstvΓ‘nnΓ© V. says:

    My daughter drew a few sketch of me a few years ago:)

  292. nlm8 says:

    Cookie dough all the way! Cant wait to make Halloween black cat cookies

  293. Ariel R says:

    I am obsessed with raw cookie dough. And as far as Asian beauty brands go I love Shiseido.

  294. Andrea Darst says:

    Yay to raw cookie dough!! Super yummy!!!

  295. Paulomi says:

    Raw cookie dough is an absolute yea!! And so is cake batter πŸ˜€

  296. Christina P says:

    Unfortunately, my belly doesn’t like raw cookie dough.

  297. Neapolitanmimi says:

    My brows need help. I have actually needed them to grow in because they were too thin so I’ve been working on that with my wax chickie for the past year. But now I haven’t been in a few months should be good and full next time I make it in!!!

  298. Ruth says:

    I am happier than I have ever been with my brows but still not happy. Go figure, I have big crazy dark hair and eyebrows with natural sparse spots, since I was a kid!

  299. Katie R says:

    Raw cookie dough – ALWAYS

  300. Farah D says:

    Raw cookie dough tastes nasty to me >.<

  301. Cookie dough is such a weakness for me, omnomnom πŸ™‚

  302. Angelique says:

    You ROCK as Marge!!

  303. Lisa C says:

    can’t wait for the holiday palettes! Already some are starting to come out.

  304. Jamie C. says:

    Raw cookie Dough is the bomb and so is cake batter!

  305. Wayne says:

    All 5 of my foster kittens were adopted/adoption pending after the weekend Adopt-a-thon! πŸ™‚

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