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

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Rise and shine, morning glory. It’s the crack of dawn!

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El Hub and I sneaked away for a couple days up to Redding to visit family, so greetings from Redding! — the second sunniest city in the United States, and the home of the Sundial Bridge.

Tabs is holding down the fort back at MBB headquarters and (of course) ordering his petsitter around.

In other news, coffee. Have you had yours yet today? We’re here at my in-laws house, and I’m the only one awake (it’s only 7 a.m.), so I’m wondering…do I want to make the coffee myself, or should I wait for someone else?

Hmm…

Yes, these are the decisions of great importance that I make on a daily basis, LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day today, my friend, whatever you’re doing, and good luck in the giveaway. Talk to you soon.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Have you ever been to Africa?
    • If you could only have one non-eyeshadow palette for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    • Best shopping center/mall you’ve ever seen?
    • Finish the sentence, “I should never have attempted to ______.”
    • If you were to dress your partner/significant other, what would you have them wear?
    • What’s been the best makeup purchase you’ve made so far this year?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. I’ve seen rain down in Africa. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Timmura J says:

    My best make up purchase this year has been Lingering Kiss lipstick by Mac. I was pretty devastated I misses out on Talk That Talk, it’s a pretty close dupe and I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tiffanie says:

    I’m having my first cup of coffee right now. Mmm!

  4. Carolyn N. says:

    Haven’t been to Africa or out of the country yet. One day though!

  5. Agata says:

    A non-eyeshadow palette? I think I’d go with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder palette.
    Agata recently posted … Sealed With a Matte Kiss

  6. Kayla says:

    Never been to Africa, I would love to go!

  7. Jennifer Pham says:

    I would like to go to Africa – Kenya first because that’s where my significant other is from, and it would be amazing to see the places he grew up in.

    First, though – I’m very worried and frustrated about the ebola situation. The countries effected and the doctors there just don’t seem to be receiving the support that they, and potentially the whole world, may need to contain it

  8. Jamie says:

    Love me some scrambled eggs on the weekend

  9. Melissa m. says:

    Non eye shadow palette would have to be a Concealer palette. I have acne issues and I can’t live without good Concealer!!

  10. Kmkats says:

    Mmmmmm…. Slurping down my first cup right now. Nice little thunderstorm going on, so somehow that makes it taste even better! Happy Caturday to all!

  11. Hollie says:

    Late October weather in September?!?! I don’t want to know what December-Febuary is going to be like, UGH!! Ok I know it’s been really hot in the West but I’d take that any day over the 40 degrees at night in the North East! I usually don’t mind Fall, I do hate what follows though, cold snowy Winter! It seems as though we begin Fall in the middle of August in the NE, the wether seems to be getting cooler and cooler, earlier every year. What is going on??

  12. Jennifer G says:

    El Gato has me in a festive mood now! Can’t wait for holiday lines. Have fun in Redding!

  13. Dyan says:

    I’ve been to Africa for a safari. One of the best experiences of my life!

  14. Kate Gentry says:

    I haven’t purchased it yet, but I’m gonna go with the Tarte Pin-up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette as my choice for the only palette for the rest of my life…I love blush and the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are the best!

  15. Tori says:

    Best make up purchase this year has to be my lipstick queen sinner in natural! its a gorgeous red on me and such amazing quality ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Katrina says:

    Today my brother gets married! I cannot wait to get my hair done and do my makeup and put on that party dress.

  17. Angelique Ramirez says:

    Love your blog! My friend showed it to me so that I could get my make up inspiration from you since you are also filipino! You’re amazing!

  18. selina says:

    I just bought the last Sonia Kashuk limited edition brush set in my area!!

  19. Ivey G says:

    I can’t believe it but I haven’t had my coffee yet and it’s 12:11 EST crazy! I think my best makeup purchase this year has to be the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette. The colors are so pretty, and perfect for fall. I love the packaging too! Thanks for the chance have a great weekend!

  20. I’m in Africa, South Africa to be exact!

  21. nina says:

    I have never been to africa, but I want to visit Egypt!

  22. Qian says:

    the best purchase this year is Yves Saint Laurent
    Rouge Voluptรฉ Shine # 12

  23. Irene says:

    I really hope I’m able to snag the Hourglass blush palette come October! It looks amazing! I’ve never tried their blushes before, but I’ve heard good things. I wish I spent just a little more this year to become VIB Rouge, LOL. But I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. Ahh, for the love of makeup! ;D

  24. dawn says:

    Best makeup purchase this year: UD Mrs Mia Wallace lipstick

  25. Vikki says:

    Finish the sentence, โ€œI should never have attempted to ___cut my own hair__.โ€ Lol. Seriously, it was terrible.

  26. rosy r says:

    I’d have to have a blush palette if I had to choose. I love blushes! Have a great weekend!

  27. Colleen Boudreau says:

    The best mall I’ve ever been to is either Somerset or Great Lakes Crossing, both in MI.

  28. Camille says:

    hello, karen!

    i say: make coffee for eveyone. ๐Ÿ™‚
    when i’m home, i usually make a cup for myself, since i like it strong. and then i make a pot for my dad (full pot, with ONLY 3 heaping scoopfuls?! that’s like drinking flavoured water!).

    have a lovely time in redding! i miss nor*cal.

  29. Jennifer says:

    That Hourglass blush palette has jumped to the top of my wishlist for sure.

  30. y. says:

    Bourjois mineral eyeshadow in 08, perfect everyday neutral shade

  31. becca m says:

    I live close to the mall of America, and it’s pretty amazing. It has an amusement park in it for goodness sake! Not the best option if you just need one specific thing though.

  32. Fran S says:

    I’ve been to South Africa. One word- amazing.

  33. steve weber says:

    Ive never been to Africa, but I have been to Mexico and the Bahamas.

  34. Sarah W says:

    I’m pretty in love with my Make up for ever palette; also on the cheaper side, the Sleek sunset palette is gorgeous!

  35. Esther says:

    I wish I knew where to find the sleek palettes!! they look so mic sand are supposed to be very inexpensive!!

  36. Amber says:

    Dubai Mall is the best!

  37. Laura says:

    I should never have attempted to cut my own hair =/

  38. Lydia says:

    I have never been to Africa.

  39. Lisa Brown says:

    “I should never have attempted to … get up this morning”.

  40. crystal says:

    Unfortunatly I’ve never been to africa but I really wanna go someday.

  41. Lyndsey B. says:

    Never been to Africa!

  42. Charlotte says:

    I never should’ve attempted lightening my hair! It was summer time years ago and i wanted a lighter look. I fried my hair! It took about a year to get back to where it was and healthy.

  43. Linda says:

    I’m loving the too faced melted lipsticks. Even though I have 3 of the 4 colors in the mini set coming out for the holidays, i feel like I need it in my life. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m bummed the hourglass blush palette is already sold out for rouge members before the first day was over. Oct 1 it is then.

  44. Nicole says:

    I have never been to Africa.

  45. Emily says:

    I got the new fresh tinted sugar lip treatments. I am obsessed. I wear them all the time. My go to lip for sure.

  46. Michelle says:

    The best makeup I purchased was from Sephora. It was the Bare Minerals quad eyeshadow.

  47. Lamya says:

    When I was 5 we were at a circus and there was an elephant and the man there was giving “elephant rides” to kids. All my friends were so scared and so was I but I finally decided I’d climb up on it. I still have the picture of me and my cousin sitting on the elephant’s back. I was laughing in the picture but crying inside because I was so scared! lol It’s my all time favourite picture!

  48. Ellen says:

    I would love to go to Africa but have never been!

  49. Andrea Amy says:

    I have never been to africa. I have never been outside of canada actually.

  50. Maria says:

    I just love how you show new beauty products with the swatches. You can really see the true colors that way and if they will work for you.

  51. Ivana Jankovic says:

    I’ve never been to Africa… but I would love ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. Stephanie G says:

    The best makeup product I purchased this year was Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer. It has made a huge difference in my skin (natural redhead).

  53. Zahra says:

    Hmmm one eyeshadow palette… That’s a hard one! I’m gonna say Stila In the Know palette. It’s a matte palette but the shades all work so well together and you can get a surprising amount of variety from it!

    Best makeup purchase this year: hmmmm that’s a toss up between the bare minerals matte loose powder foundation (you can build the coverage and with a concealer it looks natural but manages to even out the skintone well without feeling like your makeup is melting off in the heat) and the hourglass ambient lighting powder in dim light. Again it evens out the skintone really well and gives a beautiful natural glow. I tend to wear winged eyeliner or shimmery golden eyeshadow looks so i like the skin to be more natural.

  54. meghan says:

    drinking pumpkin coffee right now! mmm the beginning of my favorite season. already ate a whole bag of candy corn!

  55. lizzie says:

    I went to Tampa a few months ago and there is a huge mall near the airport. I loved it! There were so many stores! I could’ve spent a few days just shopping there

  56. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’ve never been to Africa but would love to someday. My in-laws have been and really enjoyed it!

  57. Daraya says:

    I have never been to Africa, but I would love to! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Stacey says:

    The best mall is Garden State Plaza in Paramus,NJ. I wish I still lived in a close proximity to it!

  59. Jenn Erin says:

    no, I have never been to Africa but would LOVE to!

  60. Emily says:

    I actually went to Africa for the first time this year…spent a few weeks in Morocco in May/June for a school trip!

  61. Charlotte says:

    My favourite shopping mall I’ve ever been has to be West Ed!

  62. Mary says:

    I should have never attempted to paint my own toenails!

  63. Lindsey M says:

    I should never had attempted to bleach my hair alone when switching over to it. I can do roots no problem, but never again would i start on my own

  64. Solangel says:

    My best purchase this year has been my Sigma brushes, I’m so in love with them it’s ridiculous ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. I might have made my best beauty purchase yesterday, when I finally picked up SpaRitual’s Luminary Matte Top Effect in “Citrine” at Ulta, and it rang up for $1.49 ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Jenna says:

    Best purchase was the hourglass immaculate liquid powder foundation.

  67. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Usually by the time I have read all of your suggestions I have more than plenty thoughts going through my mind to use as comments however today my thoughts are rather sluggish, which has made a seemingly long yet meaningless comment. Thanks so much for this opportunity. I think it’s about my time to win this week (ha ha but hoping).

  68. Kathy Hanley says:

    I should never have attempted to climb up a mountain because it was hard and strenuous and I have short legs but once I got so far up it was impossible to just quit! Going down wasn’t that much easier because you had to be very careful that you didn’t fall.

  69. Ellie says:

    I never should have attempted to cut my own bangs…while kinda drunk…at 4 AM. Live and learn u__u

  70. Hannah says:

    I caught my mothers cold, so this weekend isn’t going to be very fun.

  71. Linda says:

    I have a bunch of African friends I’d love to meet up with in Africa one day.

  72. Kelsey Stewart says:

    Best beauty purchase was good brushes. Makes all the difference.

  73. Sofia says:

    Never been to Africa, but heard so many great stories from my friends and family that I sure want to go there! Mozambique and Cabo verde should be the first places to go

  74. Anastasiya says:

    Iโ€™ve never been to Africa!

  75. Susan T. says:

    My best makeup purchase has been the two MAC Marge Simpson blushes. I wear one or the other every day!

  76. em says:

    I should never have attempted to eat that donut. that wonderful donut

  77. Jessica says:

    The best mall I’ve been to is the Palisades mall in Nyack, New York. It is huge, and has a sheer glass wall on the main buliding with a ferris wheel inside. I had my 12th birthday there, it was really fun!

  78. elizabeth says:

    Best purchase was getting a dewy foundation that gives a glow to my dry skin and a flat top foundation brush that gives me a flawless finish.

  79. Meghan says:

    I’m catching up on my YouTube subs today!

  80. Kayleigh says:

    My best purchase this year is Urban Decay Naked lipstick. Perfect MLBB shade for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. Terri says:

    My best makeup purchase this year is Cover FX BB Gel. It is the perfect match with my skin tone, it is long lasting, and it feels very light.

  82. Cindy A. says:

    My best makeup purchase this year would be Kari Gran Lip Whip. It is by far the best lip balm I have ever used.

  83. Kimryan8 says:

    Yahoo! Love the giveaways!

  84. Rhia says:

    Best makeup purchase so far has been Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray. I needed something to help keep my makeup in place during a comic convention I attended over the summer. This stuff worked great! I plan on getting their De-Slick one too.

  85. nat ogu says:

    yes i did a mission trip to kenya

  86. Katy says:

    I’m having such a hard time resisting these holiday sets. They’re all good values, and I’ve kind of been saving my makeup purchases for this time of year. Of course my washing machine breaks right as they’re all being released! Maybe I should accept that I’m not meant to own these beautiful palettes and sets. ๐Ÿ™

  87. Sierra says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made this year would have to be my Urban Decay Electric Palette. It has made me step out of my comfort zone and just brightens up my makeup with a pop of color.

  88. Icequeen81 says:

    My best purchase, that may be my brown/black mascara, is the best color for me, Black is too abrasive for me and brown too light.This is just the right color

  89. katie says:

    I’m always Sephora Dreamin’

  90. Amy Heffernan says:

    I have never been to Africa!

  91. Trillina Palemi says:

    no
    I’ve never seen africa ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Fave purchase so far this year I think has been Anastasia Dipbrow.

  93. Cezka says:

    I’ve never been to Africa, but would love to someday. My best makeup purchase this year, by far has to be my Anastasia Brow pomade! I didn’t think I could love something more than the brow wiz pencil but it happened and I’m obsessed! ๐Ÿ˜€

  94. Jenny S. says:

    I’d LOVE to visit Africa!

  95. Lorena Keech says:

    I’ve never really had a desire to go to Africa. Guess if someone gifted me a trip there, I’d go. Otherwise, it just isn’t on the wish list.

  96. amanda says:

    I have never been to Africa

  97. caroline says:

    my best purchase so far is make up geek shadows

  98. Ash bell says:

    I would love to go to Africa, but I have never been.

  99. Cindy says:

    Best makeup purchase I’ve made this year so far? If nail polish counts, that would be Illamasqua Royal. If not, then I would say the new Kat Von D lipstick in Sexer.

  100. Jessica says:

    It’s not necessarily makeup, but I bought one of the new Louboutin nail lacquers from the nude collection and I love it!

  101. Bhevarri says:

    i am so tired today :'(

  102. Alix says:

    Loving this fall-like weather!

  103. Emily C says:

    My best makeup purchase for the year has been my Inglot eyeshadows.

  104. Suzie M says:

    Have never been to Africa but would love to go

  105. Maria T says:

    Have a wonderful Weekend!! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  106. missy mann says:

    It cosmetics cc cream- fantastic for my pasty, rosacea prone skin

  107. Mila says:

    The best shopping center/mall I’ve ever seen is Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France!!!

  108. Jenny says:

    My favorite mall would be Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach, CA

  109. Rachel Runyan says:

    I’ve never been to Africa. Someday…

  110. Amber says:

    Currently obsessed with the Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks!

  111. Lisa Foster says:

    Best makeup-related purchase this year, while not strictly a makeup purchase, was a new big train case that holds all my makeup.

  112. Rochelle says:

    I’ve been having 6 classes during this Fall semester and it’s going to kick my butt! As of now, homework has slowly been piling up and I have an exam in two weeks.

  113. Mary says:

    My best makeup purchase of the year so far has been the It Cosmetics CC Cream, I love it! And I’ve never been to Africa, but I would love to go to Egypt one day.

  114. Melody brown says:

    Africa is a place I’ve never had a desire to visit.

  115. LovelyLilia says:

    Never been to Africa. lol

  116. Christina P says:

    I’m looking at all the comments about their best makeup purchase of this year. I’m getting some ideas for my Christmas wishlist! Good prompt!

  117. Steffinie says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t made any out of this world makeup purchases this year. Actually come to think of it, I’ve definitely been slacking in the makeup purchasing department! I have been eying Laura Mercier Flawless Fluide foundation though, so maybe that!

  118. Jessie C. says:

    I have never been to Africa.

  119. Isabel says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made was definitely my shu uemura eyelash curler!

  120. Lori P says:

    My best makeup purchase(s) so far are the new MUFE eyeshadows. The mattes are amazing!

  121. Rachel says:

    My best makeup purchase so far is the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation!

  122. Rachel says:

    For the rest of my life I would definitely have a lip palette.

  123. Kristen says:

    I’ve really been enjoying the Laura mercier silk creme foundation!

  124. Monica says:

    My best makeup purchase this year would have to be my makeup forever hd foundation!

  125. Amy Q says:

    Love the new eyeliners from urban decay!

  126. Mardi says:

    It’s hard to know which is my best makeup purchase this year, my fancy moves frequently! This morning I used the Laura Mercier Enlightenment palette on my eyes. It came out for the northern spring and since we are coming into spring here in Australia it is just right.

  127. mita says:

    Never been to Africa, yet.

  128. Cherie Montorio says:

    I Never been to Africa.

  129. athena says:

    I wish I’ve been to Africa!

  130. AKsheeta says:

    In fact have been to Africa once! Hope to go back soon!

  131. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’ve never been to Africa! Would love to go on safari & visit a Cape Town!

  132. susan says:

    I’ve never been to Africa but I would love to go.

  133. monica says:

    If I were to dress my partner I would have him wear a nice suit everyday.

  134. Myla says:

    My best makeup purchase this year (so far) has been the Urban decay naked 3 Palette. It was the only palette I took with me when I traveled a few times early this year.

  135. Chelsea B says:

    Sadly, I have never been to Africa.

  136. Marina Grigรณrio says:

    Until now, my best buy was the lip tint – OCC Hoochie in color! He is too beautiful, and amazing how it changes color according to the lighting, I will use every last drop!

  137. Jen says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made so far this year is the Lorac Pro & Lorac Pro 2 palettes.

  138. AmyBS says:

    Never been to Africa, but you never know where life will take you!

  139. Terry Maigi says:

    I just recently discovered Sephora’s line of bronzer! That is literally all I wore this summer!

  140. Nisha says:

    The best product I bought this year was Miliani tech eyeliner pen. Love that eyeliner !!!

  141. Monica says:

    The best makeup purchase this year was Naked 3!

  142. Piroska says:

    I have never been to Africa. Maybe one day!

  143. Best makeup purchase so far this year–Hourglass blush!

  144. Tatyanna Cobb says:

    Yay Sephora! I live in that store!

  145. Cel says:

    While people are out partying on a saturday night, I spent the night looking for the perfect carrot cake recipe haha. Maybe you have a recipe Karen?

  146. pola says:

    I’d love to buy UD Naked2 or 3

  147. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t been to Africa but I’d love to go. One of my friends went a few years ago and she said the people were amazing and the scenery was beautiful.

  148. Monal says:

    I’ve never been to Africa but I would love to go.

  149. Georgia L says:

    I think my best makeup purchase this year has surprisingly been my Coastal Scents hot pots! I put off trying them for soo long,assuming their quality would match their cheap price tag,but I’ve been so impressed with them O_O

  150. Dee says:

    I have never been to Africa but would love to visit Kenya one day!

  151. Karen says:

    I should never have attempted to manage my brows myself. Sometimes they’re cute but many moons ago I overplucked the left one. Then the right one is harder for me to fill in. The ironic part is that I get compliments on them a lot. Lol.

  152. Maricela says:

    My fave mascara is, Too Faced Better Than Sex. That’s def my best purchase of the year!

  153. Tania G says:

    The best make up purchase this year has been the Lorac Pro 2 Palette. I can’t put that thing down. So in love.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  154. Erin says:

    I really hope I win this time! The best makeup purchase I have made this year has been Tarte Exposed. Can’t live without it!

  155. Aimee says:

    I have never been to Africa.

  156. Doreena says:

    My 5th time asking does anyone read these comments? If so how do you get a profile pic on here?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Doreena,

      There’s a free service called gravatar (gravatar.com). If you sign up using the same email addy you used here, your profile pic will appear on ALL websites where you use that email addy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Sara says:

    I’ve never been to Africa but am going to Ethiopoa in 2016!

  158. Judy C says:

    Best makeup purchase this year has been UD supercurl curling mascara- my new favorite!

  159. Jordi says:

    I should have never have attempted waxing at home! Not fun at all. I mean, it’s not supposed to be fun, but it was awful in every way.

  160. Alexia Vassilopoulos says:

    My best makeup purchase this year has to be Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 2. I live in Australia and have heard and read so much about these palettes that I HAD to get one! I’ve not regretted my purchase one bit! I’m hanging out to purchase the Original and the 3rd Naked Palettes now!!!

  161. Yvette says:

    Best beauty purchase this year was BH cosmetics 120 color 2nd edition eye shadow palette!

  162. Crystal says:

    I’ve been to Nigeria to visit family when I was 10.

  163. Remi says:

    I would love to go to Africa.. but travel is difficult for me because I have annoying food allergies. Sigh.

  164. Teri says:

    My last child is moving out next weekend. Could use this excuse for retail therapy.

  165. Kate G says:

    My best makeup purchase this year is a toss up between my $1 elf liquid liner or my $5 Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation!

  166. Rosie says:

    Yes, I’ve been to Africa…Egypt to be exact. Thank goodness it was before it all went badly over there, but it was the most eye opening trip I’ve been on.

  167. Jessica says:

    “Whatโ€™s been the best makeup purchase youโ€™ve made so far this year?”
    Skin 79 BB Cream!

  168. Shirley says:

    My best skincare brand would be Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare from the UK. Leaves my skin moisturised, plumped and glowing.

  169. Tracy says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made this year has been my UD Naked Skin foundation. I don’t remember a lot of people taking about this but it has become my HG foundation. No primer needed and it looks just as good at 10pm as it did at 6am.

  170. Amy says:

    I am going through a matte eyeshadow phase.

  171. Natasha says:

    The best makeup purchase I made this year was probably my Estee Lauder Doublewear – I know it’s a big fave but I finally tried it and love the coverage and finish it gives off!
    Natasha recently posted … Summertime โ€“ the Essentials

  172. Julie says:

    I really should sleep instead of browsing beauty blogs, I end up dreaming about makeup!

  173. Colleen P. says:

    I don’t know if it counts as a palette (it’s has multiple colors), but Burberry’s summer glow palette is one of the greatest purchases of my life. I wish they would re-release it because I would buy several backups!

  174. Michelle H. says:

    My best makeup purchase was Makeup Forever foundation.

  175. Gloria says:

    The 88 warm palette from BH Cosmetics. Thank you!

  176. Amber says:

    I have never been to Africa. ๐Ÿ™ but I want to

  177. Karen says:

    When I was younger, I lightened my hair with Sun In, it didn’t look bad but I didn’t keep up with the roots and so I just grew out my hair until I was able to chop off my hair to a bob length. I should’ve never attempted to lighten my hair without trying to keep up with it!

  178. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I have never been to Africa

  179. Maria J. says:

    The BEST makeup purchase I’ve made this year so far has to be the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, I bought from HSN for $29 with a FREE full size primer which is unheard of but ever since I bought I’ve been unable to put it down.

  180. MISSVEE says:

    Hey there! It’s 9 o’clock here and I should go back to sleep, but can’t… I so wish for a mug of coffee, but I hope I’ll feel sleepy again soon ๐Ÿ˜€
    Best makeup purchase… a matte, cool-toned bronzing mineral powder. I’d say it’s a sort of dupe of Chanel “Les Beiges”, only sheerer and it suits best my skin tone. It’s great for very pale people who want to look healthy and alert without having to think of an eye or lips makeup – only it does take a little patience for building up the colour.

  181. mrsshukra says:

    No desire to go to Africa!

  182. MelodyJ says:

    I’ve never to Africa. Maybe someday.

  183. I’ve never been to Africa!
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  184. Molly says:

    Hey there,
    I am from Germany and I have found you Blog a few weeks ago, and since now I am reading your post evey day :)Wish you all a nice and sunny sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

  185. Amber McCammon says:

    left this comment in the wrong spot the first time around…. My favorite purchase of the year (so far) has been Chanel nail varnishes, peridot and black pearl. I wore peridot all summer and will wear black pearl soon, for fall/ winter. xoxox

  186. Mandi says:

    Wish I had some coffee right now. Hmm… Mmm…

  187. amanda says:

    Ala Moana is the best mall ever!

  188. Caise says:

    The best makeup purchase I have made this year is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks in Emotion. It’s berry, it’s moisturizing and it’s just perfect:)

  189. Laurinha says:

    No, I’ve never been to Africa…… yet!!!!!

  190. Never been to Africa! And to be honest, it’s not something that’s on my to-visit list either. Not sure why. But there are other parts of the world that I just want to see more ๐Ÿ™‚
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  191. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Never been to Africa, but i have Egypt and South Africa on my wishlist !

  192. Priscilla S. says:

    I have never been to Africa.

  193. Bertha says:

    The mall at the Prudential Center in Boston is the nicest mall I’ve been too. All the highest-end department stores and a GIANT Sephora!

  194. Simone says:

    The question about dressing my boyfriend made me laugh a lot! If I could choose, I’d buy him some nice 18th century costumes, I guess ๐Ÿ˜€ Or just some nice, modern suit, I guess. (my Rafflecopter name is Miss Austen, if that’s important)

  195. shana says:

    Best makeup purchase of the year has probably been Maybelline color tattoo in Nude Pink…got it off of eBay and I wear it as an eye-shadow base almost every day!

  196. ElzaElza says:

    Best purchase…rainforest after dark palette

  197. Amy S says:

    I have never been to Africa!
    xoxo

  198. A says:

    My best makeup purchases this year were definitely the Burberry eyeshadows in Midnight Brown and Taupe Brown for my Mother! She wears them every single day.

  199. I’ve never been to Africa but I foster an orphan elephant in Kenya and it’s my dream to go there one day to volunteer.

  200. Berry says:

    Africa would be an amazing place to visit someday, but no, I haven’t been there yet.

  201. Clara says:

    I studied in Morocco and it was amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

  202. My best make up purchase has been the ipsy bags and the perversion UD mascara that came in my last bag. LOVE!

  203. Maren says:

    My man lets me help dress him! He looks FINE in a skinny suit, & in any colors. I can’t complain!
    Maren recently posted … Dang All Butterflies (National Sketch Writing Month)

  204. Nikki says:

    The best mall I’ve ever been to is the Mall of America in Minnesota. I used to spend my summers with family in Minneapolis, so multiple trips to this wondrous mall were always in order!

  205. Liz says:

    I lived in Africa until I was five.

  206. sienna says:

    Best makeup purchase this yr is urban decay Mrs Mia Wallace lipstick and nail polish!

  207. Jackie says:

    If I could only have one non-eyeshadow palette, it would be ANY NARS blush palette. I always kick myself for not buying them.

  208. Leslie Kiley says:

    Africa is on my wish list but have not made it there yet!

  209. Kim Zemek says:

    I just got up around ten and fixed the best eggs and coffee. Now I’m waiting last night’s Outlander before starting my day

  210. Ruta says:

    I would sell an arm and a leg for a good contouring palette (blush, highlighter and contour powder) and if I can find a good one I’d be perfectly happy to stick with it till the end of days ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. irini says:

    I’ve never been to africa!

  212. joyce says:

    Stop and smell the roses!

  213. Jennifer says:

    The best makeup purchase this year has been the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. It blurs all my imperfections and gives me a great base.

  214. Maritess Lee says:

    If I could dress my husband I would have him wear a tailored suit. He wears business attire on the daily but his pants are always baggy and he won’t tailor them right! Ehh love him anyways!

  215. Kalli Melia says:

    I have just come back from seeing my best friend who was away for a couple of weeks for his work. Ice cream and gossip, the best of times!

  216. Ann says:

    I lived in Nigeria for a few years.

  217. Angie says:

    I love your blog!

  218. Lynda says:

    i should have never ate that nutella ice cream triple scoop… argh…

  219. ashley aimi says:

    I love chihuahuas

  220. Cheryl Mayers says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made this year is the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette!!!

  221. Nicole says:

    I’ve been to Northern Africa.

  222. Lisa Janzen says:

    I have never had the opportunity to visit Africa but my husband and I were looking at an adventure trip where you track gorillas, go to a rhino sanctuary and visit the memorial in Rwanda. It probably won’t happen this year but it’s definitely on the bucket list.

  223. Kathleen says:

    Never been to Africa, but I would love to go!

  224. Angela M says:

    I’ve been loving my new BB 2 palett lately. I was thinking about getting the first one, but I didn’t think it would look good on me.

  225. Lynn says:

    I think the best mall i’ve been to has to be Stanford Mall. It’s outdoors and I love the idea of the openness. I feel like when i get old that’s where I want to do my daily walks

  226. Emily says:

    I have not been to Africa, but I would love to go!

  227. Linda E. says:

    My best makeup purchase lately must be the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette…looooove the colors and the fact that it smells like chocolate is a plus ๐Ÿ™‚

  228. Haley says:

    The best makeup purchase this year was Cheeky Bugger blush from the MAC Kelly Osbourne collection, and Hearts Aflame lipstick from A Novel Romance!

  229. Kristy says:

    Actually, I have been to Africa! I went to Tanzania in 2012 as part of a service trip. We couldn’t bring makeup, and of course I developed a big zit during the plane ride there, so I look janky in all my photos, but I also look incredibly happy and joyful to be working with my team and the villagers we visited. It was a wonderful time and I would love to go back.

  230. Kristy says:

    Actually, I have been to Africa! I went to Tanzania in 2012 as part of a service trip. We couldn’t bring makeup, and of course I developed a big zit during the plane ride there, so I look janky in all my photos, but I also look incredibly happy and joyful to be working with my team and the villagers we visited. It was a wonderful time and I would love to go back.

  231. I’ve never been to Africa but I’ve lived in Hong Kong.
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  232. Jaimie says:

    I am dying for a Tarte Blush Palette. I missed out last year, but I’m definitely getting one this year

  233. Chelsea says:

    I am going to the Brooklyn Book Festival today to hear a few talks from amazing authors (including R.L. Stine!) and have been eagerly awaiting all week!

  234. Isabella says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made so far this year must be Lady Danger by Mac! A cult classic, and I can wear it as a blush as well!

  235. Meg says:

    Best makeup purchase so far this year would have to be the Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette!
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  236. tina says:

    The westfield stratford is london is huuuuge! & the florida mall in orlando is lovely & big ๐Ÿ™‚

  237. Rebecca says:

    I have been to Madagascar and it was gorgeous!

  238. Rene Groyer says:

    I live in Africa and its a vast and beautiful country.

  239. Stephanie says:

    Anastasia Dipbrow has changed my eyebrow life foreverr

  240. Ms. Elise says:

    If I could dress my fiance in anything, it would be a classic navy blue tux ala James Bond.

  241. Julissa says:

    A non shadow palette…the ambient lighting powders! I’ve only had it for three days and I love it already

  242. Amoure says:

    If you could only have one non-eyeshadow palette for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Definitely, the BHCosmetics Glamorous Blush Palette because it can do it’s job over the entire face (eyes, lips, cheeks, contour and highlight).

  243. chibicheeks says:

    I’ve got a five day weekend!

  244. Isabel V says:

    LORAC’s Unzipped palette is one of the best purchases I’ve made all year! It’s the perfect group of neutrals for my complexion and it lasts forever on my oily lids. Another favorite product is TheBalm’s Hot Mama blush. It’s a lovely peachy pink shade with just enough shimmer to make my makeup glowy. Last but not least, Wet ‘n’ Wild’s “bronzer” Reserve Your Cabana was a total drugstore win for me! I picked it up on a whim, and I’ve used it nearly every day since to set my under-eye concealer and to highlight my browbone. The fact that it’s a giant pan (that cost less than $5) just made the deal even sweeter. Pick just one favorite? Nope, couldn’t do it.

  245. Katherine says:

    My husband picked the last of the plums from the tree in our yard today, so I’ll be making plum sauce later.

  246. Georgia says:

    I haven’t been to Africa yet but I may be going there once I’m officially a member of the Peace Corps. Thank you for doing this giveaway. As a recent unemployed college graduate, I would be so grateful if I won this.

  247. Sandy says:

    My best makeup purchase this year is definitely a Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipstick. I wear it all the time and I haven’t found anything else that comes close.

  248. Nikki says:

    my best purchase this year would be the LA Girl Pro Concealer

  249. Angela says:

    My favorite palette has to be my zpalette with all of my depotted milani blushes and a few runway eyes shadows that make amazing highlighters.

    Best purchase… This one is harder but I’d have to go with ysl touche รฉclat foundation in br20. It stays really well on my combo to oily skin but doesn’t irritate my dry spots, the finish and appearance are just amazing, and it smells so good!!!!!!!! Totally worth the $60.

  250. Janelle says:

    I think I’ve watched too much football today – and I never watch too much football. But now I’m bored and watching Obsessed – which is really bad; but comically bad. I also want some new perfume. So there’s that.

  251. Yurianna says:

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

  252. Kaitlyn says:

    Whatโ€™s been the best makeup purchase youโ€™ve made so far this year?
    Hmm.. Probably Nars creamy concealer and UD Naked2 basics.

  253. Estefania says:

    The best makeup purchase of the year so far has to be one of these three:
    Perricone MD Chloroplasma face mask (TRANSFORMED my skin into better skin)
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (Cannot WAIT to put this on my face!)
    UD Mrs. Mia Wallace lipstick (is there even a better red anywhere??)

    If I could only have one non-eyeshadow palette for the rest of my life, I’d pick the NARS One Night Stand blush palette from Holiday 2013. That thing is my LIFE.

  254. Rose says:

    My non eyeshadow palette of choice would definitely be a complete brow palette.

  255. Amy D says:

    I just found your blog through MakeUpTalk and am looking forward to becoming a regular reader ๐Ÿ™‚

  256. Katie R says:

    Never been to Africa.

  257. Rachel says:

    best purchase this year was Tom Ford’s Nude dip quad.

  258. Liz says:

    My best makeup purchase so far this year was IT Cosmetics Celebration foundation. Best fit for my skin EVER. I have oily aging skin, so the fact that it’s a powder that doesn’t settle into lines makes it my complete freaking holy grail.

  259. Brenda R says:

    Best makeup purchase this year: Urban Decay naked#3 eyeshadow palette

  260. Tammy says:

    I watched Blended a few nights ago and now I’m obsessed with going to Africa. Quick – what should I pack?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  261. I just saw this giveaway .. I’m trying although I never win

  262. Kelly Commerford says:

    I’ve never been out of the country, so nope, no Africa for me.

  263. Terry says:

    I should have never attempted to over pluck my brows as a teenager! Now it’s so sparse that ppl have convince me to get them tattoo. Not a great idea! It’s not natural looking as I like and the big natural brow trend is in. I can’t win because it’s still light and thin, big bummer.

  264. Melissa says:

    I’ve only been to Italy and Mexico, but hope to travel more in the future!

  265. Maria Renteria says:

    My best purchase this year has been MAC’s Face and Body foundation. I absolutely love the coverage and finish it leaves.

  266. Wayne says:

    I lost one of my foster kittens to a heart murmur. So sad. ๐Ÿ™

  267. christine says:

    My best purchase has been the Supergoop CC cream. Finally nice coverage and SPF without making me an oil slick.

  268. Monica says:

    i would love love LOVE to go to Africa but sadly I never have.

  269. Rhoda K says:

    I’ve never been to Africa, but it’s on my bucket list.

  270. Sydney says:

    I have never been to Africa, but going to Madagascar is on my bucket list, because lemurs (I like to move it, move it).

  271. anissa says:

    i have never been to africa. actually, i’ve never left north america – but i dream of traveling around the world someday! me and my camera ๐Ÿ™‚

  272. Laure says:

    I went to Africa with my family 10 years ago. It was a trip through South-Africa and it was only the second time I’d been outside of Europe. (First time was when we went to Florida. :)) We went when it was winter over there and it was one of the coldest winters they’d had in a long time. We ended up having to buy loads of winter clothes to keep warm. But it was a beautiful trip.

  273. amanda says:

    My best purchases are the Nars sheer glow,the Tarte maracuja concealer and ysl lip anything.

  274. Fran says:

    I’ve never been to Africa, but I wish I was able to go to West Africa to help with the Ebola epidemic occurring right now. I work with people who have family back in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This is a terrible situation that needs a lot of help immediately.

  275. Ruchita says:

    I should never have attempted to trim my own bangs!

  276. Steph says:

    I’ve never been to africa but i would love to go!

  277. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Ive never been to africa

  278. Miki says:

    I love a good blush palette…especially Tarte’s winter LE ones!
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  279. Elka โ™ฅ says:

    Because I’m so bored with understanding the anatomy of the posterior abdominal wall, I decided to check out your blog Karen. Thank you for keeping me sane! I heart you a lot. -Tales of a Medical Student

  280. Trude says:

    It’s a tough one, but probably the best makeup purchase so far this year has to be better brushes. I upgraded quite a few with a large order from Sigma and am so happy!

  281. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have never been to Africa, but I think it would be so awesome to go there!

  282. Jordan says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made this year is definitely the Kat Von D tattoo liner. I was a die-hard gel user, but it made me a convert.

  283. Kim says:

    I hope you had a great weekend! The boys had a soccer tourney on Saturday and we knocked 2 high peaks of our 46er list on Sunday. A tiring but fun weekend for the fellas! My best makeup buy this year is Malice, of course. ๐Ÿ™‚

  284. Casey says:

    I’m getting married this weekend!!!

  285. Bee says:

    I’m so stressed mama needs a good serum for the face! hope you are having a fab vacay K-Dawg!

  286. ada says:

    I haven’t been to Africa, but I just got back from Italy

  287. Caitlyn says:

    The best makeup purchase I’ve made so far this year is the beauty blender!! It took me so long to cave to it and I am SO glad I did!

  288. Megan says:

    The best makeup purchase Iโ€™ve made this year is the Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender. I am thrilled with how well this tames my oily skin throughout the day. My work day is very busy, and the last thing I want to do is worry about how shiny my face gets. So when I notice a bit of shine on my problem areas (T-zone), I quickly dab some on with the awesome sponge that comes with it and Iโ€™m worry-free for the remainder of the day! Not only does it mattify my face, it also gives me a flawless, poreless look without any cake face. Believe it or not, it actually looks like I have freshly applied foundation! Itโ€™s truly a game-changer!!

  289. AmyD says:

    Am in love with my Dior Fusion Mono cream eyeshadows!

  290. Karla says:

    Would love to go to the Seychelles in Africa…but sadly never been!

  291. Emily Woods says:

    so excited for all these holiday make-up sets coming out! ahhh!

  292. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve always dreamed of going to Africa but haven’t been yet…I am obsessed with hippos!

  293. Jennifer says:

    My best makeup purchase so far this year was just recently, a tube of liptstick: Makeup For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #52. It’s a really great color and it lasts through endless cups of coffee.
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  294. Michelle says:

    I have never been to Africa, though I’ve wanted to go on safari. You know, the romantic notion of the African plains under a setting sun, with a majestic lion lounging in the distance… But I imagine real live Africa is nothing like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  295. INCI says:

    It’s easy. My best makeup purchase is Ysl Couture Palette in shade9. It’s only two weeks now but I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  296. Una says:

    I am having my second cup of coffee.. Love Vanilla Cappuccino the best..

  297. Cathleen says:

    I’m really loving the new Laura Mercier foundation!!! And I’m using the color Chai too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  298. Adrianne B says:

    The best shopping mall I’ve ever seen is Easton in Columbus, OH

  299. brittany says:

    ah i need money!

  300. Lisa C says:

    Love the holiday sets that are starting to come out.

  301. Lyudmila says:

    Laura Mercier Highlighting powder was the best makeup purchase Iโ€™ve made so far this year!

  302. Lyudmila says:

    โ€œI should never have attempted to _color my own hair at home_.โ€

  303. Lyudmila says:

    No, I have never been to Africa! But would love to go!

  304. Jenny says:

    I am loving the Naked 2 Basics pallete right now! Colors are amazing!

  305. stacy s says:

    The best purchase I have made this year is the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. Finally a foundation that does not slide off my face in the hot Texas sun and humidity.

  306. Lynn A. says:

    I love your blog! I was wondering, if you had to choose only one makeup product to wear, what would it be?

  307. Aimen says:

    I hope this isnt cheating.. Mac’s this and that = LOVE

  308. roz says:

    best purchase so far was my mac pro palette

  309. Amanda Z says:

    My favourite non-eyeshadow palette has to be the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit!

  310. Anna says:

    Best makeup purhcase this year – A golden olive eyeliner by NYX. AMAZING!!!

  311. Julie Simpson says:

    I’ve never been out of the USA unless you count the family cottage in Canada. I have no desire to go to Africa at all and I’m going to buy Dom lavender pieces to put in my hair. It’s blue black. Should be cool.

  312. Gina N says:

    I think the best purchase I have made so far this year is between the L’Orรฉal brightening BB fluid and the NYX chubby balm in Happy Buddha. They both work to give my face that extra glow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  313. Neydi says:

    I have never been to Africa but I would love too. I would actually like to try some African made make up product.

  314. Jennifer M-K says:

    Whatโ€™s been the best makeup purchase youโ€™ve made so far this year? Ok so I can’t choose just one this year so here’s my top 3 – For lip balm I’m really loving fresh sugar in the color coral. It was my summer go to for a nice sheer wash of moisturizing color. I’ll still use them in the fall and winter since my lips will still need the moisture and I keep my work look natural but I may pick a different color like petal. My #1 lipstick right now is MAC craving since I’m starting to transition toward a darker lip. My #1 pallete I got this year is naked 3.

  315. Missy P says:

    I’ve got my eye on urban decay’s vice palette 3. Winning a sephora gift card would totally help tame that craving!

  316. Allison says:

    I just came back from a great vacation in the Poconos. I Take my son there every year for his birthday. There’s a resort thete with an indoor water park & it’s such a great time. Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  317. Cathy Peterson says:

    My best new makeup try this year is Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess It gives your skin a dewy light sparkle !

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