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

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Win a $50 Sephora e-gift card

When the first words you say to someone in the morning are, “I think I want a Siberian Forest Cat,” it’s hard not to laugh! πŸ™‚


Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. Guess who didn’t watch Gone Girl last night. (Did you go? Was it good?)

The timing just didn’t work out… I wanted to go to bed early instead to power up for my 10-mile run today, but then I went and got insomnia and barely slept at all last night. I just lay awake in bed looking at cat pics on my phone…

Gotta love it when things work out, haha. I’m going to need a little more coffee than usual today…

In other news, it’s giveaway time!!! Siberian Forest Cat wishes you good luck.

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

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

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What’s something you enjoy doing when you have a few hours completely to yourself?
    • On average, how long do you spend on your makeup on weekday mornings?
    • What’s the first song that just came to mind?
    • Do you have any food allergies?
    • Alphabetize the letters of your first name. What do they spell? (In my case, it’s AEKNR.)
    • Finish this sentence: I really need a new _______.
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Have a great day, babe. πŸ™‚


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  1. Susan says:

    Hey, Karen – I really need a new blush!
    Love to Tabs.

  2. Christina says:

    I don’t “need”, but I’m on the lookout for a burgundy liquid eyeliner!

  3. Tori says:

    I am having such a tough time lately, I’d love to win this! My really need a new eyeliner too so it’d come in handy!

  4. Diana W says:

    This would be awesome for early holiday shopping. Hopefully not only for myself

  5. Diana W says:

    This would be awesome for early holiday shopping. Hopefully not only for myself

  6. Carolyn N. says:

    I developed food allergies to nuts and seafood. I was so sad I had to give up some of my favorite foods!

  7. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, sorry about your insomnia! Hope your run goes well anyways. I injured my heel and won’t be able to run or do zumba for a while and I am heartbroken πŸ™ Happy weekend!
    Agata recently posted … How to Contour and Highlight- Video Tutorial

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      Sorry about your heel. I know how that is when an injury keeps you from doing something. I hope it gets better soon.

      I ended up not doing my run. πŸ™ Just too tired today. I’ll give it another try tomorrow.

      I am going to try to go for a walk or something to get outside, and maybe we’ll go see Gone Girl this afternoon.

      You have a good weekend too, whatever you do. Talk to you soon.

  8. Rach says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! And I am allergic to shellfish, which was an absolute NIGHTMARE when my family would go to Filipino parties or visit in the motherland. At almost every restaurant we went to, the lumpia was pre-made with shrimp!! I would sit there all, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS?!?!”
    Rach recently posted … Skinny Dipping (With Friends): OPI Can’t Taupe This!

  9. Jennifer Pham says:

    Just a thought about the ebola virus and how it’s been handled – I really am disturbed that the attitude in places outside of the African region affected is “it’s not on our shores so it’s not a problem” or “it’s spreading over here, thus is our problem, which means we will help now.”

    My question is, why not help for the sake of compassion alone? It’s just sad that it’s not a good enough reason to help for the sake of helping. I wish I can do more or had the skills to do something, but right now there’s not much I can do.

  10. Jamie says:

    The first song that just came to mind is “Time Warp” from “Rocky Horror Picture.” I immediately started humming it to myself when I saw “Let’s Do…”

  11. dyan says:

    The first song that comes to mind is Take Me To Church by Hozier. It’s been on repeat for weeks whenever i’m driving somewhere.

  12. Alleycat says:

    -What’s something you enjoy doing when you have a few hours completely to yourself?

    Definitely gaming and reading!

    -What’s the first song that just came to mind?

    Hotel California, for some reason!

  13. Cate says:

    Hi Karen! I spend less than 5 minutes on my face in the AM just because I love hitting the snooze button! Weekends are a different story

  14. nina says:

    The first song that comes to mind is Aint it Fun by Paramore πŸ™‚

  15. Elena says:

    I love to draw and just picked up a super cool coloring book. I also love hanging out with my dog during my spare time.

    In terms of how long it takes me to do makeup? Pretty quick actually. I can usually shower , do my makeup and my hair in like…30 min. Unless I feel like being extra fancy and straightening my hair! lol. I have my routine down!

  16. Terri says:

    I really need a new tube of mascara (I’m hoping to head out to Sephora this afternoon to pick one up).

  17. Kristina says:

    I’m allergic to raspberries. It sucks because they are so tasty!!! I have to be really careful with berry scented perfumes too. Booooo!

  18. Rayanna says:

    Lana Del Rey Black Beauty. It’s stuck in my head today.

  19. Abby says:

    I take my kindergartner to school and I do wear makeup, but nothing fancy, just enough that I don’t look like a zombie..lol so just for the basics, tinted moisturizer, blush, bronzer(to warm up my skin), and lip balm, it takes about 5min every morning to do that..now if I were to go anywhere that I would wear eye makeup, that would take me about an hour!lol

  20. Lydia says:

    When I have a few hours to myself I like to light a candle and relax πŸ™‚

  21. Georgina says:

    I spend about 10 minutes to do my makeup in the mornings! Just bought the Naked flushed palette in streak and have been using it constantly!! Also really love the Maybelline color tattoos–makes it super easy to do my eyes!

  22. Engie says:

    I really need an eye palette these days, one with nude colors. This fall it seems like it is the only thing missing from my beauty departament xp

  23. becca m says:

    I really need a new- pair of gym shoes. That was my first thought, and it’s funny, because I just got a new pair. Maybe my subconscious doesn’t like them that much?

  24. Icequeen81 says:

    I really need a new body spray: I made the mistake to leave it , where the sun and heat did hit it, it lost all his Delicious smell , and now it just smell like spray net. I almost cried, I know I should not cray or attempt to cry for something like this but, seriously it smells so me . I used quart of the bottle not even a half. and last I checked I haven’t seen it in the store lately. Was my favorite fragrance


  25. Laura says:

    I really need a new makeup brush cleaner.

  26. Kim says:

    I’m planning on seeing Gone Girl this Sunday, I’m super excited! Also, Rosamund Pike, it’s hard to go wrong with her ❀️

    Happy weekend!

  27. Alix says:

    I really need a new raincoat. But I’ll settle for some new lipsticks!

  28. y. says:

    I spend abt 10-12 min on makeup on weekday mornings

  29. hi, I spoke a little of your blog as a reference. = D



  30. Julie says:

    I need Nars Sin for the fall! And maybe Douceur… also Mac Gingerly… And Sweet as Cocoa… I have a blush addiction problem.

  31. Suzanne C says:

    I spend zero time on my makeup on weeday mornings- I work at home! <3

  32. Aida says:

    AADI (Aida)
    And I really need a new foundation. Dior Star is on my radar ;).

  33. Dee says:

    I am allergic to shellfish. πŸ™

  34. Bertha says:

    I really need a new Clinique Superfine brow pencil! It’s my favorite one ever but it runs out so quickly!

  35. Lisa Brown says:

    I have a number of food allergies, makes it hard to eat on a daily basis πŸ™

  36. AENN (Anne)

    And at the moment, the few hours I got to myself I spend in the bathroom, taking care of my skin or even taking a bath. Sounds better than it is, as I have really limited time at the moment (just for one more month, fingers crossed)

  37. courtney b says:

    i love your blog and i love that you feature your cat !:)

    its very creative!!!

    thank you! xoxox

    • Karen says:

      Hi Courtney,

      Thank you. I’m just glad it doesn’t totally annoy people. It seems like everyone has a cat on their blog these days, but I see why. Tabs is my best blogging bud. Without him I probably would have lost interest in blogging years ago.

  38. Barbara B says:

    I am allergic o pine nuts. But not any other nuts!

  39. Michelle says:

    On average when I’m getting ready for work, I only spend about five minutes putting my full makeup on!

  40. Georgia says:

    I need a new vanity mirror. It feels weird doing my eye makeup without a magnified mirror. Costco is selling a really nice one for only $14.99 and I plan to buy that one on my next Costco shopping trip.

  41. Ann Fantom says:

    I really need a new laptop. Mine is so slow!

    Thanks for offering this giveaway. I love Sephora!

  42. Hannah says:

    I saw Elton John in concert on Wednesday and now I have Saturday Night’s alright For Fighting stuck in my head. I like that song though so it’s not that bad.

  43. Justine says:

    Even though it’s no longer summer, I feel like I’m still endlessly searching for sunscreen that has absolutely no scent.

  44. margarita says:

    I don’t need it, but I have really, really, really been wanting a new car! Daydreaming about owning a pearlescent white Fiat!

  45. Kristen says:

    I really need a new mascara.

  46. Hollie H says:

    What do I really need? A new pair of brown leather boots for the Fall but it’s just been way too hot to shop for them.

  47. lizzie says:

    When I have time to myself I love to put on my zumba DVD and get a good workout

  48. Emily C says:

    Thankfully, I don’t have food allergies.

  49. Julie Wood says:

    I need some new makeup! I am running out of Foundation and lip gloss. I take about 10 minutes in the morning to put my makeup on!

  50. Fran S says:

    I really need a new mascara!! My favorite Le Volume de Chanel is pretty much empty πŸ™

  51. Melissa says:

    I spend 30-45 minutes on my makeup daily!

  52. Leah says:

    I really need to buy a spray bottle because my cats have been naughty and keep jumping on the table. :-/

  53. Sofia says:

    I really need a new haircut! I always had straight long hair and I’m up for a change now, even though I’m a bit afraid of the result!

  54. Susan T. says:

    I was rudely awoken this morning by one of my cats. He was using my box spring as a scratching post! Bad kitty. Then when I was awake he crawled into bed with me and fell asleep. I lay there awake for over an hour trying to get back to sleep but no go! He couldn’t just come to bed without waking me? Cats!!!! πŸ™‚

  55. elizabeth says:

    I really need a new gel eyeliner, mine is all dried up.

  56. Camille says:

    Hi, Karen! Hmm, let’s see: CAMILLE = ACEILLM

    hope you’re having lovely times coming this weekend!!!

  57. Meghan says:

    it’s my anniversary today, so we went to the poconos for the weekend. we even brought our cat- she’s very excited !

  58. Courtney says:

    I really need a new lipstick

  59. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I really need a new pair of pajamas.

  60. Miki says:

    When I have extra time, I love taking a long time to do my makeup!
    Miki recently posted … MAC Lipstick: My Current Top 5 Permanent Shades

  61. Cindy says:

    I really need a new JOB!! I’ve been long-term unemployed and it’s HORRIBLE. I spend 30-45 min on my makeup on the average day, BTW. ;P

  62. Sherry says:

    My name alphabetized is EHRRSY. Hey…I like kind of like that!! The first song that came to mind is “Golden Ring.” I saw a version of it sang by Lee Ann Womack and Joe Nichols, on YouTube the other day. Great harmony. The original was done by Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Can you tell I have a soft spot for Classic Country Music? Thanks for having another giveaway!!

  63. Bhevarri says:

    Love your giveaways!

  64. Lyndsey B. says:

    I spend about 10-20 minutes doing my makeup…depending on what is going on that day!

  65. Krystal says:

    Cats are cool. Kittenz are better. Pugs are AMAZING! Haha. I have two crazy pugs named Willy and Felix – they are my joy.

  66. Amy says:

    I’m thinking about vacationing at a Bed&Breakfast inn.

  67. Deborah K. says:

    It’s my daughter’s senior year homecoming dance tonight. She will be beautiful in a long petal tiered burgundy dress!

  68. Meline says:

    All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor is my earworm this week!

  69. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I really need a new/another cat!

  70. Sierra says:

    I really need a new liquid eyeliner. I am running low on my Kat Von D liquid eyeliner and I plan on getting the Urban Decay Ink for Eyes soon.

  71. Sarah W says:

    I really need a new sports bra! The underwire on my best one snapped and stabs me in the chest no matter how many times I sew it back in πŸ™

  72. Alicia says:

    I like to catch up on all my guilty pleasure reality shows and do a few beauty treatments when I have a few hours to myself πŸ™‚

  73. Simone says:

    I’m not really allergic to any food, but most types of fruit give me a belly ache. That’s kinda sad, because I really love smoothies and juice and cocktails and stuff.

  74. Leslie Kiley says:

    Taylor Swifts Shake it off song is the first thing that came to mind.

  75. Amy B says:

    I am allergic to shellfish, my 15 year old daughter can and will eat her weight in it.

  76. Jocelyn says:

    I really need a new haircut! My hair looks like a disaster lately.

  77. latanya says:

    no, I do not have any food allergies

  78. Jacqueline says:

    I really need a new pair of black flats!!!

  79. Myan says:

    I have a 15-20 minute makeup routine on a weekday morning.

  80. Andrea Amy says:

    I guess it would spell:
    and no, I don’t have any food allergies (but I am kind of picky)

  81. Jackie says:

    I can’t have any caffeine…including chocolate.

  82. Christina P says:

    I really need new eyeliner. It’s a nubbin…

  83. Michelle H. says:

    I really need a new blender.

  84. Sarah Jones says:

    Hey Karen!

    I’m a long time reader of your blog…I absolutely LOVE it. Any and every time I need to know whether or not I should buy something, I stop here first. Thank you for being the voice of reason and the woman with all of the answers. πŸ˜‰


  85. Tasha says:

    Karen, so I got my hourglass blush palette and oh my gosh I touch it,, it’s so velvety!!!!!! Love the feels of it. Yay!!!!!!!! Wish it’s bigger lol . Have good weekend. Love u!!!!!!

  86. Tamara R says:

    I’m in die need of new eye makeup!

  87. roz says:

    I really need a new laptop

  88. Krista says:

    Reading! Whenever I get the chance I’m always reading. I adore the ability to go somewhere else and yet still be in my pjs πŸ™‚

  89. Elizabeth Soh says:


  90. Depending on how elaborate of an eye color scheme I’m wearing, my morning make-up routine takes anywhere from ten to 15 minutes. A majority of those minutes are spent on my eyes because my hand is not super steady.

    I haven’t seen Gone Girl, but I might go tonight after work. It looks good.

  91. Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to have a lazy Sunday to play with my makeup again!

  92. Courtney says:

    Takes me about 10-15 minutes to do my makeup for a regular day. Love your blog! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  93. Krystle Thomas says:

    I spend 15 minutes on my makeup.

  94. Tracy says:

    i’m always in a rush in the mornings, so i never get to do my makeup during the week

  95. jules m. says:

    it takes me 15 minutes to do my makeup. πŸ™‚

  96. Elza says:

    I really need a new eyeliner that will stick to my waterline…

  97. Ms. Elise says:

    It depends on how hot it is. I walk to work, so if it’s hot, I just don’t do makeup. Nothing like having your makeup melting off your face as you walk in. Very professional-looking.

  98. Jessica says:

    I love to read magazines and blogs when I have time just to myself and to take baths using my Lush bath bombs and stuff πŸ™‚

  99. catherine says:

    I really need a new cleanser!

  100. Lisa Foster says:

    When I have a little time to myself I like to do my nails and read!

  101. Kate Gentry says:

    When I have time to myself I like to read a book!

  102. Jenn Erin says:

    I really need a new laptop!

  103. Caroline says:

    I really need….all the make up holiday palette!!! I want them alllll

  104. Emma says:

    When I have some time to myself, I love to throw a bath bomb into the tub and take a long, hot bath. Nothing beats that, especially on these chilly autumn afternoons. πŸ™‚

  105. Jen C says:

    I really need.. a new cream blush! I haven’t gotten one in ages! (I’m currently eyeing the bobbi brown pot rouges!)

  106. Chantal says:

    I really need a new high end foundation and bronzer!

  107. Jenna D says:

    I love to read whenever I have time alone and I really need a new foundation.

  108. Nicole Dz says:

    I really need a new camera, the one I have is just a pain, it captures most of my pictures blurry, I have no idea why this starting happening, but a camera is on my wish list.

  109. Ginger G. says:

    When I have a few hours to myself, I like to drink some coffee or chai, and read a book. πŸ™‚

  110. Diana says:

    When I have a little time for myself I usually read books and apply nail polish. The darker the color, the better!

  111. Itsthatgirljessie says:

    So I totally didn’t get any sleep last night. Like none. A kinda Friend and her dog are spending the next 2 weeks crashing on my couch, The boyfriend calls me at 3 am to come pick him up from the airport (not close) and then I guess I,was so tired I totally don’t know what I did but I got lost. Finally got home, walked down my hallway to a kiddie pool of water bc my water heater decided to leak. I grabbed a bunch of towels and just went to bed. Then I get up at 6 am to get ready bc I did the color run 5k at 8am but…we got lost on the way there. Swallowed blue paint. After the FIFTH mile (no sleep +no food = pure exasperation) after coming home cleaning up water, walking my dogs and, scrubbing down in the shower for nearly an hour (only 20 min of hot water) I,am finally sitting on my friendless couch bundled up, pizza ordered with a fever. Omg that was just ALL TODAY! Someone stick a fork in me because I am totally done man.
    My hot pink lips and matching wig looked totally hot though πŸ™‚

    I hope everyone has had a much better Saturday than I have??? Sephora….Gift Card…PLEASE!!!!

  112. Donna says:

    Hello Karen, love your blogs. Not sure how much I love the difficult questions about having one brush, one bath product, etc., but love hearing your opinions on the different products you’re trying out. Hope the heat of the Bay Area doesn’t wilt you too much.

  113. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Lol, never thought about alphabetizing the letters of my first name. I get: IKM (or BEIKLMRY!)

  114. Lori P says:

    If I alphabetize my name it would be Ilor (LOL!)

  115. abirbenhariz says:

    shake it off -taylor swift

  116. dawn says:

    Most days, I have 10 minutes for makeup application. 8(

  117. Rachel R. says:

    ACEHLR (Boy, that’s ugly!) πŸ˜€

  118. AmyBS says:

    My name is already alphabetized – AMY.

  119. Piroska says:

    My name alphabetized: Aikrops. Yikes! I sound like a cyclops! Haha!

  120. trillina palemi says:

    I have a lactose intolerance

  121. Natalie says:

    I really need a new pair of flats that look fun but not cheap!

  122. Tiffanie says:

    Good luck on your run!

  123. Suzie M says:

    When I have a few hours to myself I like to read

  124. Ellen says:

    First song: I will always love you.

  125. Miki Nickel says:

    The next book on my bucket list is Gone Girl. I can’t wait to read it!
    β€’What’s something you enjoy doing when you have a few hours completely to yourself? – sleeping. LOL.
    β€’On average, how long do you spend on your makeup on weekday mornings? 30 minutes.
    β€’What’s the first song that just came to mind? That ‘rude’ song. I love it.
    β€’Do you have any food allergies? Quinoa.
    β€’Alphabetize the letters of your first name. What do they spell? (In my case, it’s AEKNR.) I don’t get this sorry.
    β€’Finish this sentence: I really need a new job.

  126. Karla says:

    Aaklr ….ahh yeah my iPad kept trying to spell “Ankle” bhahahah

  127. BLANCA says:

    I really need a new house! πŸ™‚

  128. Stephanie G says:

    First song that comes to mind is Fall Out Boy, “Centuries.”

  129. tina says:

    I love painting my nails or watching youtube videos or reading a book/mag when i have some hours to myself.

  130. Loren Lazzara says:

    I really need the urban decay eyeliner set.

  131. Amoure says:

    What’s something you enjoy doing when you have a few hours completely to yourself?

    Pray, catch up on my latest read, listen to some music and go through my makeup stash to check out the unused products. I try to use my time wisely especially when I have a few moments to spare.

  132. Berry says:

    My name is already in alphabetical order. πŸ™‚

  133. Tania G says:

    I really need new everyday walking sneakers. Mine are embarrassingly ripped but I just never get a chance to get to the store. Have a wonderful weekend!

  134. Aina Y says:

    I love to watch a korean show called Running Man in my spare time. It’s hilarious!

  135. Kathy Hanley says:

    I really need a new pair of flat black boots to wear with jeans. For the past couple of years I’ve been wearing Uggs and it’s time for something new but the question is can I give up the warmth?

  136. Angela says:

    Makeup is my me thing so I tend to be leisurely about it. I can spend 1-2 hours playing. If I need to get down to business, 30-45 minutes for everything down to that cats eye.

  137. susan says:

    I need a new pair of boots!

  138. Isabel says:

    I really need some chocolate for sure with some vice three palette on the side!

  139. Jordi says:

    If I take more than 10 minutes to deal with all my beauty routine on a weekday, I’m going to be late. Just can’t convince myself to wake up earlier.
    I think I really need a new pair of black flats, but I’m not positive that “need” is truly the best word for it, to be perfectly honest!

  140. Katelyn says:

    Love your blog! I use it often to check out colors of makeup I’ve been interested in! πŸ™‚

  141. Jenna says:

    My name would spell Aejnn! πŸ™‚
    Jenna recently posted … 25% off your entire purchase at Janie and Jack!

  142. mrsshukra says:

    No food allergies, just allergic to the VOG!

  143. When I have a few hours to myself, I sometimes just like to enter my new treasures into my nail polish spreadsheet and make sure it’s all up-to-date; it soothes my anal-retentive mind πŸ™‚

  144. haha! I’m Cior! Rawr!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  145. Ragy says:

    I buy makeup depending on what I am bsessed about at the moment. First it was mascara, then it was eyeshadow, and now it’s lipstick, especially red ones.

  146. Nayik says:

    I’m overwhelmed by all of these holiday collections! Mostly I’m excited for the grunge palette by lime crime. Lorac mega pro palette and guerlain ” Un Soir Γ€ L’OpΓ©ra!

  147. Jennifer says:

    I like to do my nails when I have some time to myself. I make sure it’s on a day that I’m not doing laundry or changing sheets.

  148. em says:

    i like to watch television or just blast music in the house when I have the whole house to myself

  149. Ellie says:

    clearly since my first comment went through incomplete, you know I really need a new laptop!

  150. crystaldawn says:

    When I get some unintrupted me time I like to window shop on the internet, cross refrence with reviews& watch youtube videos..then there’s always candy crush&tryin 2 knock ur friends&family high scores down..lol

  151. Mathilda says:

    I really need a new hair iron!

  152. Kate G says:

    I take about 20 mins for makeup on a workday, longer if I have something special. I wish I could do it faster!

  153. Judy says:

    Loving autumn weather~

  154. amy pugmire says:

    If I have any extra time to myself. I love to take a nap πŸ™‚ zzzzz…

  155. Lorraine says:

    Thanks for giving me the strength to wake up and wait for 3 hours for the Gravitas palette! I got 1 of the only 2 they have in my town!! Can you believe that?

  156. Daria says:

    I really need a new laptop

  157. MelodyJ says:

    When I have some time to myself I really enjoy reading magazines and books,playing online games and watching tv.

    The first song to come to mind is Live Through It by James Fortune.

    I really need a new life. I’m so frustrated and dissatisfied with the one I have.

  158. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Prayer in C by Robin Schulz !

  159. Maritess Lee says:

    When I have a few hours by myself I love to do my nails, put a mud mask on, and watch bad television!

  160. Peny says:

    Hey Karen! I love your blog, so much fun, and Tabs is such a cutie! He is a big part of your life so he totally deserves it to be a big part of your blog too πŸ™‚
    On weekdays I usually spent about 5 to 10 min on my make up, just what it takes to make me look presentable! On weekends though, when I’m heading out boy oh boy it certainly takes me an hour!!

  161. I just love binge-watching my favorite series on Netflix! That’s definitely one of my favorite things to do during my alone time πŸ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | BE Creative Make Up Foundation Brush & Eyeshadow Brush 2-in-1

  162. Valerie says:

    I’ve got huge wishlist at Sephora. So I can really use that Sephora Gift card from $50.

  163. Priscilla S. says:

    The first song that came to mind is Take Care by Beach House <3

  164. Alison says:

    You’re gonna stand there and watch me burn, that’s alright because I like the way it hurts…

    XD First song that came to mind!

  165. melissa says:

    its been so hot in hawaii lately, I dont even bother with makeup before work, just some spf! I’m already crazy sweaty walking to work (and thats only across the street!!), its crazy!

  166. anissa says:

    when i have a few hours completely to myself, i usually will either catch up on TV shows that i have DVR’d, or watch a movie – that is, unless i’m sleeping!

  167. Staci says:

    I swear I commented, but I don’t see it

  168. Liz says:

    If I have the house to myself, I generally choose to read.

  169. nat ogu says:

    i really need a healthy way of dealing with stress

  170. sara says:

    I need a trip to the Maldives

  171. Christine says:

    I really need a new leather jacket but I can’t find the perfect one.. And new fun and bright lipsticks! That’s why I’m on your blog right now.

  172. Krizzie says:

    First song… Nasty Girl. Lol

  173. bin du says:

    i love going for a really nice long walk or snuggling up with a blanket and watching stupid movies, I did the latter last night and it was the perfect way to spend a rainy day

  174. Ann says:

    When I have time to myself, I knit.

  175. CKG says:

    I heard Affleck has a nude scene lol
    A small step towards equity in Hollywood a la Ewan McGregor?

    I have the book at home to read but I confess I read up about it on Wikipedia :”)

  176. Remi says:

    I am allergic to garlic. My face and tongue swell up, I get hives, the whole annoying gamut. I also can’t eat olive oil, red meat, or lactose.

    … I cook a lot.

  177. Daraya says:

    When I have a few hours to myself, I either read or bake! πŸ™‚

  178. Rhoda K says:

    Mine spell ADHOR πŸ™‚

  179. Lisa K says:

    I would love a Sephora shopping spree!

  180. Aimen says:

    On average.. Hmm about 10 minutes.. That continues on in the car! Haha

  181. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!
    Hv a nice weekend!

  182. Sara says:

    I need a haircut in the worst way!

  183. Jessica says:

    Mine is ACEIJSS πŸ™‚

  184. Alexy says:

    I really need a new pair of shoes because all my last year boots are ruined and the weather is getting really cold. Plus, I keep on spending my shoe budget on makeup, and it needs to stop – I need shoes!

  185. Lynn says:

    I spend arou nd 30-45 minutes a day on make up. I have bad skin and it’s hard to get foundation/concealer on to look flawless. Then there’s the liner issue. For some reason i can line both eye the same. one always comes off different in thickness, curve or smoothness.

  186. Len Christenberry says:

    The first song that came to mind was “Shake It Off”!

  187. Amber says:

    I’m so obsessed with all of the great holiday sets that Sephora has right now!

  188. Mayure says:

    First song that came to mind was: Bob Dylan forever young, I love the sons of anarchy version, so beautiful

  189. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    The first thing that came to my mind when I read that was I wonder where she gets these options for topics or does she just make them up. Also, were you serious about a 10 mike run? I’ve never picked up on the fact that you run or I just have forgotten possibly.

  190. Nataya says:

    I really need a new sneakers. Really. Do you think tabs will get along with new to be Siberian Forest cat? Hope you have a nice rest tonight πŸ™‚

  191. Dominique says:

    I spend 15-30 minutes on my makeup each day!

  192. Grace says:

    Hi Karen,
    Just wanted to say hello from Southern California! I’m just taking a little break from writing a paper for my class. I hope I win πŸ™‚

  193. Gloria says:

    Gloria= Aiglor

  194. Chelsea says:

    I recently tried a medium-toned Laura Geller Baked set that came with blush, bronzer, powder foundation and duo eyeshadow set. Even though I have fairly light skin, the blush and eyeshadow duo worked like dreams for me! I like the bronzer, though it picks up and deposits color in a more patchy fashion than does my Guerlain Brunette Terracotta Bronzing Powder. The only item that didn’t work for me was the foundation, though I think it’d be lovely on someone with a bit more warmth in her skin.

  195. Laure says:

    I went to my sister’s wedding yesterday! πŸ˜€ It was a long time coming (they’ve been together exactly 7 years and been engaged for 2), but it was well worth the wait. It was the most amazing day. Everything went smoothly and I couldn’t stop smiling the entire day. I was her witness. πŸ˜€

  196. Jennifer says:

    I’m a writer so when I have a few minutes to myself I try to write as much as I can.

  197. Tina says:

    I really need a new car!

  198. Lorraine says:

    Shake it off by Taylor Swift

  199. Jessie says:

    I spend about 30-40 minutes on my hair and makeup every morning before work.

  200. Princess says:

    On average, I’d say my makeup routine takes about 30 minutes on most weekday mornings.

  201. Nhu Le says:

    When I’m feeling down or know I don’t have homework, etc that I need to rush-finish before my first class, I spend as much as 20 minutes on my make-up (combined with my skincare routine, bumps up to maybe 30 in total). When I’m in a rush, 5 minutes tops, with skincare a total of 15 min. If I can’t do anything else, I do at least try to pop in my contact lens, do my eyebrows, and swipe on lip balm + sheer lipstick (and of course sunscreen! Always a must! Even if I’m ten minutes late to class I put on my sunscreen!)

  202. Mardi says:

    I’m soooo tired. I got four hours sleep last night. We went to the National Rugby League (football) grand final last night and the team my husband supports won for the first time in 43 years. We didn’t stay up all that late or drink but we had to get up at 5am to fly home. Yaaaaawwwwwnnn! I’m meant to be studying for my microeconomics exam. Oh dear. ZZZZzzzzzzzzz…..

  203. BlackAsphodel says:

    I really need now boots!

  204. Ema says:

    My name spells EKIK and the song All about the bass…. Megan Trainor

  205. Susan Christy says:

    I’m no longer a plus size (YAY) but am having a hard time finding a fashion style on a budget. I wish I could wear skinny jeans/knee boots with a jacket & a scarf every day but I have to dress up for work.

  206. alice says:

    Omg with this new baby? What wouldn’t I do if I had a few hours to myself. Everything? Knit? Read? Tv? Or nothing!

  207. Jo says:

    A Good Book or ten good books:) and the time to read them…perfect Saturday

  208. Kassie says:

    My favorite thing to do when I have some time to spare is read a magazine in the bathtub. I don’t really know why but I find it so relaxing. I like to do a face mask while reading and soaking too!

  209. Kelly Commerford says:

    Q)I really need a few ____.

    A)Good men

  210. Doreena says:

    7th time asking Does anyone read these? If so how do you post a profile pic?

  211. Kasey says:

    AEKSY… If you mumble this it sounds like a name.

  212. Deidre LeDoux says:

    I am so happy for this giveaway. I’m a makeup newbie and it is expensive. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  213. Monica says:

    I don’t have any food allergies, lucky for me

  214. Kayleigh p says:

    I really need a new berry colored lipstick!

  215. nlm8 says:

    I really need a new…dark green eyeliner. Suggestions?

  216. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    I really need new furniture for my kitchen! Do three years I moved, I live alone with my boyfriend, and we’re still buying our furniture slowly and still lack a lot! πŸ™

  217. Paola says:

    For some reason i can’t get the song by Maroon 5 Feelings out of my head!!

  218. Rukshana Ahmed says:

    I really need new brushes. Like the good ones! πŸ™‚

  219. BB says:

    There are sooo many holiday sets out. I can’t wait to see swatches for Guerlain.

  220. Emily says:

    No food allergies thank heavens.

  221. Kait says:

    I really need a replacement of my nars concealer but I’m feeling too cheap to shell out the cash for one.

  222. Emily says:


    When I’m in school and have class in the morning, I usually take about 10-15 minutes to do my makeup when I get up at a reasonable time. I try to whittle it down but I always want to do eyeshadow, foundation, etc if I can….

  223. Natasha says:

    I really need a new… lipstick! lol
    Natasha recently posted … Summertime – the Essentials

  224. Meg says:

    I really need a new car!!
    Meg recently posted … Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

  225. Rebecca says:

    I’m all about staying in and catching up on my tv shows if I have some time to myself! Which I would love to have happen any day now!

  226. Ivy says:

    My name is still Ivy alphabetically! And I spend about 30 mins every morning

  227. Liz says:

    My usual work day makeup takes about 15 minutes, but if I’m running late I can cut it down to just over 5. Sometimes sleep is just more important than tightlining!

  228. Amanda Zweig says:

    First song that came to mind is Shake it Off by Taylor Swift! Was already singing it my head!

  229. Maria says:

    It was such a hot weekend in the bay area! Hope you and Tabs stayed cool

  230. Deb says:

    Things I like to do when I have a few moments to myself…. read makeup blogs, getting ideas on new ways to apply, and staying updated on all the new products available. I’ve always loved makeup, I think I always will!

  231. Mary says:

    My usual weekday makeup takes ten minutes or so. And the first song that comes to mind is “Hey Bartender” by Lady Antebellum, because it’s been stuck in my head all day!

  232. Sandy says:

    I really need a new purse, well I would really like a new leather tote for work and shopping. I’m on the hunt for the perfect bag. Hope you enjoyed the weekend!

  233. BonnieC. says:

    I need a new horse!

  234. tanvi says:

    New reader and hooked. Love your blog. Okay I need a whole new wardrobe. I seriously do.

  235. Sanj says:

    Am I the only one who needs 10 alarms in order to wake up every morning…

  236. Sara says:

    Love your blog!

  237. Tara says:

    You have given me SO MANY new products to try and love! I appreciate your blog and I thank you for a fun read every day!

  238. Steph says:

    I really need a new job! But I would settle for a new tube of mascara at the moment!

  239. Kim says:

    Oh, my. Siberian Forest Cat looks pretty intimidating. πŸ™‚ I hope you weren’t dragging too much for your run and that you were chafe free!

  240. Shannen says:

    On good makeup days, I can finish my makeup in abut 15 minutes, but on days when I know I’m not in a hurry, I can take from an hour to an hour and a half without even trying!

  241. Caitlyn R says:

    The weather changed dramatically in New Jersey this past weekend and the air is crisp and cool. I’m not sure I’m ready for supreme cold, but I do love the fall and October!

  242. Gretchen says:

    I take about 30 minutes to do my makeup… I’m a veterinary assistant, all I wear is scrubs so how my face looks is important, it’s the only fashionable part of me during the day!

  243. Anastasiya says:

    I really need a new Hourglass blush palette! <3

  244. Ashley Trail says:

    first off I love your crazy obsession with cats, I love cats too!!!!!i have a mane coon and he’s the biggest love bug ever <3

  245. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    First song that came to my mind is All About That Bass! πŸ™‚ I heard it on the way to work this morning and now it’s stuck in my head!

  246. Donna Marie says:

    I’m like, totally obsessed with Jamie from Outlander. It’s bad.

  247. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I spend 15 minutes on my weekday makeup

  248. Casey says:

    You know what song has been stuck in my head lately? Space Jam!

  249. Emily says:

    I don’t have food allergies, but my son has multiple, life-threatening food allergies πŸ™

  250. Regina Reed says:

    When I have a few hours to myself, I grab my laptop and binge watch youtube beauty videos, then read my fashion mags. It’s my favorite thing to do!

  251. Isabella says:

    Hi Karen! Hope you are doing well πŸ™‚
    I really need a new pair of boots for the winter.

  252. Susana Dorado says:

    Hi Karen..It takes to long to put on makeup in morning….not sure why but I’m working on it to cut my time. I think though that it is my eye makeup that takes the longest.

  253. Trude says:

    On weekday mornings I tend to do roughly the same look for work, so while its a full face I’ve got it pretty down pat and take about 15 minutes start to finish (although I do take my brow stuff with me in the car to do at the 15 stoplights on my commute!). πŸ™‚

  254. Andrea Darst says:

    I really need a new bottle of perfume!

  255. Maria J. says:

    I REALLY need a New Beauty Blender Cleanser, I seem to use it up faster than the actual Beauty Blender.

  256. Telma says:

    The ONLY song in my mind these days is ANACONDA. F**k those skinny bitches in da motherf***ing club.

  257. Alana says:

    The first song that comes to my mind is Rude by Magic! Lol. I hear it everywhere!

  258. Alex says:

    I really need a new foundation! x

  259. lara says:

    i just love seeing all the new products out there and searching your blog for specific reviews on things i am interested in! keep up the great work!

  260. Katie J says:

    First song that came to my mind is Stairway to Heaven!

  261. Wayne says:

    Fall is definitely here. Brrr.

  262. Irene says:

    This weekend I was at Disneyland and had to make a stop at Sephora in Downtown Disney before I left. I picked up Tarte’s Pin-Up Girl Amazonian Clay blush palette from their holiday collection. LOVES IT!

  263. Kyla says:

    I really need…a new body spray! I saw someone else post about it, and realized that it was true for me, too! My favorite body spray in the world is brown sugar and fig by bath and body works. I wonder if anyone else here has experienced it before? If anyone was familiar with it, then they might also know you can only get it online now and that the formula might possibly have changed.. This has always made me hesitant to order since they discontinued it in stores, so I’m on the fence about it until my already half full bottle nears empty…

  264. Wanda says:

    My food allergy is gluten which, unfortunately, is in a lot of foods and other items.

  265. Emily Smith says:

    When I’m alone I either read or take a nap. lol

  266. Melanie says:

    I need a new winter wardrobe [including shoes]!

  267. Alyssa Lee says:

    I spend about 10 minutes max weekdays on makeup, I’m always in a rush to get out the door.

  268. Ariel R says:

    I really need a new hairdryer.

  269. Jennifer says:

    I really need a new foundation. I’ve been using up the last of my tinted moisturizer and various and sundry BB creams and CC creams
    Jennifer recently posted … Amazing Crock-Pot Spinach Feta Lasagna

  270. Karen K says:

    I really need a new….JOB! Got laid off after two corporate buyouts. Almost 14 years and poof! So a job. I really need a new job.

  271. Jesenia says:


    SKYSCRAPER by Demi Lovato has been stuck in my head for the past couple of days ^_^

  272. Swati says:

    I love doing crossword puzzles when I have time to unwind!

  273. Ami says:

    I need a new sports bra! And heck I could use a regular bra too.

  274. BooBooNinja says:

    “Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul

  275. Lisa C says:

    These holiday collections are going to kill my wallet!

  276. Gina says:

    I love your reviews

  277. Julie Simpson says:

    I have Tuesday off from babysitting the grand kids which I do get paid for, and after putting a 5 year old on the bus at 8;00 am after feeding the 11 week old at 7 am, I’m already exhausted. I sleep in until About 10 and take care of things like getting my hair out of the bun it’s in all week, paint my nails etc….

  278. Maria K says:

    Thankfully no food allergies! My poor little brother has peanut allergies, so he has to avoid a lot of yummy chocolates and other food πŸ™

  279. Jamie C. says:

    I really need a NEW setting powder because it’s tough finding a good one at the drugstore.

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