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Beyond the Lights. I think it just came out last night. El Hub and I went, and I really enjoyed it.

I just caught myself because I almost wrote a spoiler… Don’t worry, I won’t. πŸ™‚


It was directed by the same woman who directed Love and Basketball, Gina Prince-Bythewood, which I also liked, so if you liked that, I think you’d also like this. It’s about a young, hyper-managed pop star whose every action is spun for the tabloids or gossip blogs, or covered up, and everything has PR implications — who she’s dating, where she’s going for lunch, what she’s wearing. It exhausts her.

She also has no creative control over her career either, at all, and the things she wants aren’t compatible with the manufactured image that her manager (her mom, in this case, played by Minnie Driver) and her record label are trying to create.

She starts to unravel until… Cue the romantic part of the story!

It sounds like it could go Lifetime movie in a second, but it doesn’t. Not really. It’s a little cheesy, but it’s not super cheese. You get a very clear sense of who these characters are, and they don’t seem wooden or one-dimensional. They feel like real people.

Go see it and have fun!

It probably won’t win any awards, except maybe for a couple of acting performances (Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Minnie Driver are great!) or set the literati ablaze, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.

After the movie we just came home, read a little on the couch and went to bed. I woke up early this morning because El Hub was tossing and turning, so I read for about an hour, and now I’m here with you. πŸ™‚

Good luck in this weekend’s giveaway, my friend. Hopefully I bump into you in the comments or social media somewhere along the way.

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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What do you think is your most unique attribute?
    • What would your drag queen name be (mine would be Kitty McDiamond)?
    • What’s one piece of makeup you wear every day (or almost daily)?
    • What’s your favorite month?
    • How good is your penmanship/handwriting?
    • What time did you go to bed last night?
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  1. Blanca says:

    Unfortunately I need to wear foundation every day!

  2. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I usually go to bed around 2-3am honestly. My 4 year old is in bed at 11pm, and I put my 4 month old baby to bed a little earlier than that, around 930. So once they are both in bed I take a few hours to myself. But it’s not that big of a problem seeing as my son doesn’t wake up until around 10am.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I always use the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade! It is so easy to use and really pulls my whole look together!

  4. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, last night was the wedding night! But I was in bed after 1am (and working today, of course). I think my accent is my most unique attribute!
    Agata recently posted … My Sephora Makeover

  5. Sonia says:

    Hi Karen! I can’t go anywhere without mascara. I don’t know that it even makes a difference but it makes me feel better πŸ™‚ Happy weekend!

  6. Meg says:

    i wear foundation daily, cause my skin is not perfect and it gives me a bit of confidence.

  7. Jessica says:

    I went to bed at midnight but then woke up at 4am because I was craving orange juice and then took 2-3 hours to call back asleep.

  8. Carol says:

    I wear concealer almost everyday. My go-to under eye and spot concealer is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Concealer in the squeeze tube. I have really dry skin and this is the only one I’ve found that has high coverage but is still moisturizing enough for me.

  9. lynette reynolds says:

    i think everyone should check out the Anna Sui eyeshadow palette its not talked about alot you can get it on amazon, its amazing and hard to find in stores. Also I just got the Venus palette by LimeCrime its beautiful!! figured i’d let you ladies know πŸ™‚

  10. Tiffanee Simar says:

    What do you think is your most unique attribute?
    — I would say my ability to see the good in everyone, and my patience. Good lord I have waaaay to much patience!

    What would your drag queen name be (mine would be Kitty McDiamond)?
    — Oh my goodness… Lilly O’Malley?

    What’s one piece of makeup you wear every day (or almost daily)?
    — Mascara and lil balm! I never go a day with out them!

    What’s your favorite month?
    — Definitely November. It just makes me feel different every year.

    How good is your penmanship/handwriting?
    — It’s legible. I wouldn’t say it’s pretty, but it’s good enough for me.

    What time did you go to bed last night?
    — Around 9:30/10 CST? Busy work day

  11. Kate Gentry says:

    October is my favorite month!

  12. Margarita says:

    I can’t believe Christmas is only 40 days away. I need to start my holiday shopping!

  13. Berry says:

    I went to bed about 1 a.m. last night…er, this morning. That’s my usual bedtime, I’ve always been a night owl.

  14. Bertha says:

    My favorite month is September!

  15. Kathie says:

    -I think we’d be drag queen friends, I’d imagine my name would be something along the lines of ‘magic sparkle kitty’ πŸ™‚
    -I use mascara every day, I feel like I look half asleep without it!

  16. Pam says:

    August is my favorite month. Just something about warm summer nights that love!

  17. Maria J. says:

    I have to wear lipgloss or a tinted lip balm everyday like Jack Black lip balm or Fresh lip balms that have tint to them.

  18. Ellen says:

    I have to wear blush, or else I look washed out πŸ™‚

  19. Britt says:

    I wanna win and I have awful handwriting! πŸ™‚

  20. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My favorite month is July.

  21. Laure says:

    My favourite month is actually November because it’s my birthday month (Monday the 17th \o/ ) and it’s the run-up to Sinterklaas (AKA Saint Nicolas Day which is a major holiday in Belgium) and to Christmas. Usually you also get a nice mix of wintery days and the last mild days of the year. All in all, al really exciting month for me. πŸ™‚

  22. Paula says:

    I got 650 free beauty insider points because my shipment from Sephora is delayed. A little halfway to assuring my rouge status for 2016! Lol.

  23. My most unique attribute is to be a person who is not involved in the lives of others, I always try to do unto others what I would have them do to me, also have a lot of ability to talk to animals, dogs, cats birds, lizards, and another that pass in my life <3

    My name would drag queem Ladywinx

    I use it all the days of the feline pencil mac is my inseparable companion

    My favorite month is April, I love too because it's my birthday

    Karen in college who did de Ciencias accountancy, my handwriting was very small, pretty, delicate and graceful, with the passage of time my writing has increased, and became more strange, not like the big letter, always liked small and delicate little letters with adhesive kitten home sheet I write!

    Karen I slept each night 10:30, wanted to sleep because I was too tired

    a huge and kiss you and tabbys

    Ah I did instagram and I'm following you, mine is tatibbreda
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  24. First of all, I’m a beauty blogger, and I love your site! I’m also a married mom of four, and don’t get to spoil myself very often. I’d adore the chance to win this gift card! Also, some random nonsense about me: I’m a Paralegal but choose not to pursue that field of work due to the fact that it’s utterly boring. I paint (oil and acrylic mediums) and love to read. My favorite color is red. I want to go to Italy. We cook Mexican food in my house almost every night of the week (and no, we’re not Mexican). I am addicted to coffee, and writing. I suppose that’s it for now. Good luck, everyone!

  25. Tiffany says:

    One piece of makeup I’ve been wearing every day is the Laura Geller balance n brighten in “medium”

  26. Alix says:

    Went to bed last night around 11.

  27. Solangel says:

    Here’s some girl power greatness for the weekend πŸ™‚ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZRy6XfJ8mI

  28. Melissa says:

    Late to the party I know, but I just discovered UD Perversion mascara is the worlds GREATEST mascara. If anyone has not tried it yet, TRY IT!

  29. Brittany says:

    My Drag Queen name would be Hoochie Galore. Oh yassss.

  30. Sarah W says:

    I wear pink truffle lip butter nearly every day!

  31. Sarah Sq. says:

    My favorite month is totally October. Everything about it is amazing, especially Halloween!

  32. Lisa Brown says:

    November is my favorite month

  33. Joy says:

    I always need to wear some sort of eyeshadow or eyeliner before I can leave the house. I feel so lazy until I have it on!

  34. Michelle says:

    November is my favorite month because it’s the month of my birthday on the 25th πŸ™‚

  35. Jennifer Pham says:

    I think one of my most unique attributes is the ability to connect very disparate and separate ideas in ways most people don’t do πŸ˜€

  36. Katie says:

    October is definitely my favorite month!

  37. Megan says:

    My fave month is June.

  38. shaunie says:

    broccoli casserole is my favorite side dish

  39. Tara Woods says:

    I have almost no eyebrows. I have to use an eyebrow pencil daily or I will look a hot mess.

  40. Jennie H. says:

    Need primer and mascara – fingers crossed!

  41. Amber says:

    I wear foundation daily! x

  42. Sunny says:

    I wear foundation everyday and mascara and lip gloss and a bit of bronzer and …..

  43. Tamara R says:

    I couldn’t live without my eyebrow pencil!

  44. Georgia says:

    My favorite month is November because my birthday and thanksgiving is happening in the same month.

  45. trillina palemi says:

    my favorite month september

  46. Samantha L. says:

    I must wear mascara every day! It’s like coffee for my face!

  47. Aurelie Red says:

    The makeup I wear every day is black liner… love it !

  48. ElzaElza says:

    October is my favorite!

  49. amy says:

    I wear lip gloss daily!

  50. Allison says:

    Mascara!!!! I have blonde lashes and need it to look alive!!!!!

  51. Lyndsey B. says:

    I wear mascara everyday and a at least primer to make my skin look a little smoother.

  52. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite month of the year is July because summer is just starting and I am always optimistic that it will be a hot glorious summer.

  53. Abby says:

    I have to some kind of base, whether it’s tinted moisturizer, bb/cc cream, or foundation. Makes me feel better knowing that my skin looks somewhat even toned…lol

  54. Kassie says:

    I typically go to sleep around midnight. I have issues sleeping because of chronic illness and it usually takes my sleeping pills a while to kick in!

  55. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    August is my favorite month !

  56. Bonny says:

    I must wear liquid eyeliner every day.

  57. Tiffanie says:

    December is my favorite month!

  58. Alex says:

    I went to bed atttt like 1:30am last night!

  59. Karina says:

    What’s one piece of makeup you wear every day (or almost daily)?

    Under eye concealer…forever.

  60. y. says:

    Fall weather month..when you can crunch the leaves under your feet and wear sweaters and boots but its not too cold

  61. Tracy says:

    I do not leave the house sans brows so the product I wear everyday would be my Gimme Brow by benefit. Quick and easy.

  62. Jojo C says:

    My favorite month is July, the hotter the better!!!

  63. Swati says:

    I have to wear black eyeliner every day!

  64. Laurinha says:

    Lipstick! From nude to red to pink to pruple…….. I wear lipstick almost everyday

  65. Teri says:

    It’s cold here. Glad I have my Snow Angel coffee to warm me up.

  66. Amber says:

    March is my favorite month, my birthday month and the beginning of Spring!

  67. Princess says:

    Went to bed at midnight.

  68. sienna says:

    december is my fave month!! christmas!!

  69. Cindy says:

    I’d probably say eyeliner is the one thing I wear almost daily; somehow I feel like my eyes look smaller if I don’t wear any, lol!

  70. marija says:

    My favorite month is July!

  71. My favorite month is probably July. I love summer!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Beauty hack: using gel eyeliner as eyebrow gel

  72. Icequeen81 says:

    I don’t wear much make up, what i can wear everyday is blush and now that I do my eyebrow my eyebrows gel.

    My handwriting isn’t the best

  73. Jennifer says:

    My handwriting is all uppercase and the letters sit on top of each other sometimes, so it’s really sloppy. My husband says it looks like graffiti.

  74. Goode says:

    Laura Mercier concealer in #3, every day. Every.

  75. I’m going to see Beyond the Lights tonight. If it isn’t too scandalous, I’ll take my 10 year old daughter who wants to see it. (She has dreams of being a pop star and she is starting to like romance although she still finds boys yucky. lol.)

  76. Jenn Erin says:

    I am craving sushi right now

  77. Trisha says:

    I recently found your blog and love it…my bank account, not so much!

  78. Marisa N says:

    One beauty item that I need to apply everyday is Mascara. I feel like it’s very high school appropriate.

  79. nicolthepickle says:

    My handwriting is pretty messy. It’s readable, but I’m not proud of it. What do you think of this end to cursive writing in schools?

  80. steve weber says:

    My favorite month is August.

  81. Sue McKibben says:

    I’m a makeup junkie – so there is always MORE than 1 makeup item I wear everyday. Even if I never leave the house, I always have foundation, mascara, and blush on. It’s also a rare occasion when I don’t have any eye makeup of some type on – even if it’s just a colored base or primer.

  82. Ayesha says:

    My drag name would be Spicy lol

  83. Mari V says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    My favorite month is July

  84. Loren says:

    I just got my first sleek palette it’s not bad quality for the price.

  85. dawn says:

    My handwriting is bad and getting worse since I almost never write anything by hand. :/

  86. courtney b says:

    I love your blog and your precious kitty !:) your kitty loves the makeup just as much as you do if not more!!

  87. Ritchy says:

    Think my drag queen name would be amazable sparkle

  88. Nicole says:

    My handwriting is pretty! =)

  89. Rachel says:

    I wear concealer and powder every day because I have pretty gross, acne-prone, oily skin. I desperately need a new concealer though, I’ve been using the same tube of Hard Candy Glamoflauge for like, 2 years!

  90. Marisa says:

    Lately when I’ve exerted myself to put on makeup, it’s been Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics color concentrate in “Miriam” every day. I love it for a plummy wash of shadowy, contouring color under my cheekbones!! <3

  91. Zahra says:

    My favorite month is actually September! Honestly it always feels nice to have a new academic year starting. By August, there’s been so much planning for me for the following academic year about projects and courses that I’m just so bored waiting for them to start already!! πŸ˜›

  92. Erika says:

    My make up routine takes me a while. I need my primer before my foundation, followed by some blush and my eyeshadow. My eyebrows are un even though so I have some trouble with them everyday haha. And then I finish it with some lipstick

  93. shelly peterson says:

    Bed? what’s that? lol. I have horrible handwriting.

  94. Lynn says:

    I have horrible hand writing and especially cursive. I tried practicing but it doesn’t work. It’ s also probably why i can’t line my eyes the same why for both eyes.

  95. Tasha says:

    My favorite month is December πŸ™‚

  96. Cassy says:

    December has to be my favorite month! It’s just an entire month of festivities and charm. Christmas is my favorite holiday and not only do I get to celebrate it on Christmas day, but every day leading up to it!

  97. serina says:

    hey karen! just got the everything nice palette and tarte’s pin up girl blush palette, so far loving both! apparently the holiday palettes have a slightly different formula as they are made in china, instead of the usa? also waiting on the bronzer wardrobe from sephora but apparently they are running behind due to so many orders so yay for us getting a free 250 beauty points!!

  98. Sofia says:

    December has got to be my favorite month. It’s my birthday, it’s christmas time, smells like cinnamon and gingerbread, what more can I ask?

  99. Maple says:

    My penmanship varies depending on how lazy I’m feeling πŸ™‚

  100. Amber says:

    Whenever I see that movie commercial, all I can think about is how gorgeous her purple hair is!
    Amber recently posted … Beauty Box Five November 2014

  101. Cyndi says:

    My favorite month has to be December!! I love everything about Christmas – the lights, the food, the coziness, & of course the SPARKLYNESS!! Oh and not to mention my birthday is December 23rd. So you just can’t go wrong!!! πŸ˜€

  102. Sarah says:

    Mascara is the one thing I wear 100% of the time!

  103. lee says:

    The one piece of makeup I wear pretty much everyday is probably eyeliner, sometimes intentional other times because my waterline decided to keep it for a long time πŸ˜›

  104. Emily C says:

    I can’t go without concealer

  105. Tatiana says:

    I could answer so many of your questions this week, but I’ll limit myself to two. I think I have very good penmanship. After all I went to Catholic elementary school and can remember have my knuckles rapped with a ruler for not having my letters sit correctly on the line on the paper. There were also the endless drills of drawing rows and rows and rows of differing loops on the paper. It was all supposed to help us have perfect penmanship.
    My very favorite month is October. I love autumn with all the beautifully colored leaves on the trees. (Although that does happen later here in CA.) I love Octoberfests. And it doesn’t hurt that my birthday falls in October either.

  106. Sandy says:

    My favorite month is December!

  107. Jennifer M-K says:

    What time did you go to bed last night? About 6am….I’m working an overnight shift tonight πŸ™

  108. I go to bed at midnight on the dot most nights.

  109. Rachel Runyan says:

    My drag queen name would be Miz Beetch. It’s a joke nickname from my son, but I think it’s fabulous enough for my drag name.

  110. Isabella says:

    I always wear Omega by Mac for my brows πŸ™‚

  111. Aury says:

    I love my handwriting… When I actually spend time on it. When I quickly jot something down, I’m typically the only one that can read it. Oh well.

  112. Tracy says:

    i always wear eyeliner

  113. Regina says:

    An item I use everyday is mascara – I go through a rotation of them though! One is not nearly enough. Right now I really like LancΓ΄me Grandiose but it’s been a bit rough on my lashes.

  114. Sarah Bank says:

    One of my unique attributes is that I can blink my eyes super quickly! Yes, I know, it sounds lame written out but it’s kinda freaky in real life.

  115. Amoure says:

    One piece of makeup that I wear every day w/o fail is lip balm. Lip balm either goes on under my other lip products or I wear it alone when I’m just loafing around at home. Keeping my lips hydrated and protected is very important to me and lip balm (and water) do that very thing.

  116. Esperanza Brazdaluz says:

    my favorite cat lady!!

  117. Betty Ackerman says:

    Gotta have mascara every day! Just tried Perricone M.D. “No Mascara Mascara” and it’s great for every day. Very cool, effective rubber brush. Also supposedly a treatment… we’ll see about that! Thanks for the great blog and the draw.

  118. Laura says:

    I can’t leave the house without mascara and some powder on!

  119. Meg says:

    Everyone says they like my penmanship, but I think it’s messy most of the time lol

  120. amy pugmire says:

    I love december. Its the one month I get to see most my family and usually everyone is in a good mood πŸ™‚

  121. trang says:

    I love December! Esp this dec…im getting married!

  122. Emily says:

    My handwriting is horrible! On a totally unrelated note, it just got cold here I feel incredibly moisturizer-underprepared.

  123. Cui says:

    My favorite month of course is December because of Christmas and my birthday.

  124. Terri says:

    I went to bed at 11:00 last night (and had a great night of sleep)!

  125. Lisa M. says:

    I wear lipstick everyday. I really like color on my lips πŸ™‚

  126. Sylvia says:

    I finally got a new bed this week. It’s been a long time coming and so wonderful.

  127. pauline says:

    Despite having some pretty decent brows, I feel like I need brows and and a lip even on my laziest day. That’s my 2 minute makeup – brows and lips.

  128. Denay Haist says:

    I have excellent penmanship! I still teach cursive to my students!

  129. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite month is October.

  130. Piroska says:

    I wear mascara every day. Without it, my puny lashes are invisible.

  131. Lorraine says:

    Foundation, tinted moisture or BB cream with SPF.

  132. Leslie Kiley says:

    My most unique attribute is my freckles and red hair.

  133. Megan Johnson says:

    i went to bed at 2 last night. thanks

  134. lizzie says:

    I cannot leave the house without blush on my cheeks. I feel like my skin needs that healthy glow before I go anywhere

  135. Stephanie says:

    I wear mascara every day. My eyelashes are so light that they totally disappear without it. Can’t go out without it!

  136. Susan T. says:

    I usually go to bed around 11 but read until midnight or later depending on how good my book is!

  137. kelly m says:

    i’m having a hard time finding products that work for my busy lifestyle

  138. mrsshukra says:

    Lipstick everyday!

  139. rachel says:

    i have horrific penmanship and i hope that means my career aspirations will be fulfilled since supposedly doctors have the worst chicken scratch.

  140. Laura says:

    I always wear something on my lips. My lips dry out otherwise.

  141. Fran S says:

    My handwriting is awful. Ugh :-(. In order for anything to look neat, it has to be typed.

  142. AmyBS says:

    I went to bed at 1030 last night – that’s pretty late for me! But hey it was Friday night so I went wild – chillin’ with the dog on the couch!

  143. sarah thompson says:

    I always wear mascara no matter what. It brightens up your eyes and face without having to do much. Thx for giveaway.

  144. Sierra says:

    I think that I have pretty bad handwriting, I have to constantly focus on writing if I want it to come out neat and correctly spaced.

  145. Daraya says:

    I went to bed around 2:00 am. this morning – eek! :/

  146. Katherine says:

    I went to bed around 11 last night, but my cute orange kitty kept waking me up to crawl under the covers… where he would stay for about 20 minutes until he thought of something better to do. So my sleep wasn’t very sound, but at least I got some kitty cuddle time.

  147. Jordi says:

    I’m not sure if pale lip gloss counts as makeup, so I’ll go with eyeliner. I feel absolutely naked without it!

  148. Hollie says:

    I use Burt’s Bee’s at least 15-20 times a day. I live in the N.E. and the weather is constantly changing. My lips always feel dry. I always have a spare around but if for some reason I can’t find one, I start to actually panic!!! It’s crazy!

  149. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Just got home from a college football game – so cold! My 1 piece of makeup that I wear everyday is concealer (I have the worst dark eye circles – runs in the family)!

  150. Katilyn Wright says:

    I use jack black shave cream on my face because I have An endocrine problem from an underlying sickness that cUse me to have very thick, black hair all over. If I don’t shave I literally will grow a mli

  151. Belle says:

    Kindergarteners probably have better handwriting than me lol…oh well! ^_^

  152. I went to bed at about 12:15 a.m. this morning. I had to work until about 11:45 last night, so I have been exhausted all day (I usually go to bed around 10:30).
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  153. Eleanor says:

    I always wear eye shadow and mascara. I probably should wear base every day, but I usually skip it on the weekends.

  154. Lori P says:

    I wear some sort of lip color every day. My favorite month is January (my b-day is in January). My handwriting is HORRIBLE, my mother is always saying I should have been a doctor and I went to bed at 2am this morning because I started reading a new book on my Kindle and couldn’t put it down *^__^*

  155. Remi says:

    I have really nice handwriting – lots of class notes, lab notebooks, and writing on the board.

  156. Amy says:

    I always wear concealer, it’s the most important cosmetic item to me.

  157. Tania G says:

    Mascara and eyeliner are a must for me on a daily basis.

  158. Irida says:

    I cannot go a day without my eyeliner. That’s one holly grail product that I will soon need cosmetically tattooed on me.

  159. Rene Groyer says:

    Cant live without my Clarins Joli Rougue lipstick.Love love love

  160. Rachel A. says:

    I wear the NYX bb cream just about every day, it is awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  161. smeegal9 says:

    I work with a bunch of women who roll outta bed,throw their hair in a bun, and brush their teeth. I’m not sure they shower,but there is deodorant Thank God. I wear a full face of makeup every day. If I have no makeup on you can be sure I’m sick. I always go to work looking presentable, even if its just one shadow,mascara,and lipstick. You never know who you may run into or who will snap a selfie or vine! Imma look good no matter what!

  162. Michelle Castagne says:

    I wear foundation and eyeliner every day.

  163. Kelsea Nixon says:

    I like my hair:)

  164. Jacqueline Allison Padilla says:

    My favorite month is June. Love the sunshine and warmth!

  165. Vanessa F says:

    My favorite month is July. As a teacher, it’s always a month off!

  166. Lynda says:

    my favorite month is december. it always feels too short though because of the holidays!

  167. Justine says:

    I usually go to sleep too late!

  168. Mardi says:

    I’m going to New York tomorrow! Flying to Melbourne tonight, LA tomorrow morning then on to New York.

    This would be a REALLY good time to win a Sephora gift card (hint).

  169. Lucy Nguyen says:

    December is my favorite month since its family & holiday season

  170. My handwriting is terrible! I get by, but I’ve always wished my writing was better!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  171. Sophia says:

    I use my Anastasia brow pomade everyday !

  172. Yali says:

    Still undecided on the drag queen name, but long ago I decided that if I ever needed a trucker’s handle when using a CB radio (yes, I am a child of the ’70s) that it would be Freak Accident. I have a great picture of my mom from back in the day when she lived in NYC. It’s winter and she is in a full-on, full-length shearling lined leather coat and knitted cap. Shaft would have loved her!

  173. Julie P. says:

    The one makeup that I wear daily is a BB cream or foundation to even-out my skin tone!
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  174. Susie says:

    I almost always wear my black triangles statement necklace–it just goes with anything and pulls the outfit together!

  175. Tashia T says:

    I always have to wear foundation and usually put on some mascara before leaving the house

  176. Jen S says:

    I have to draw in my eyebrows every day, which seriously sucks when I’m in a hurry!!

  177. nida says:

    Season to wear our long boots, baggy sweaters, cute scarves, dark lips is here. isn’t it excited? πŸ™‚

  178. BonnieC. says:

    Mascara is a must-have.

  179. Jennifer says:

    I went to bed just after 1 AM last night. That’s pretty early for me. Our son works late and I usually stay up until he gets home. Sometimes the newspaper get delivered before we get to bed.

  180. Amanda G says:

    Y hello thar!

  181. Ada says:

    I can’t go without eyeliner anymore. On lazy days, I skip foundation, concealer, mascara, and even lip products, but I always use eyeliner, because it just brings out my eyes!

  182. Anne says:

    My most unique quality has to be my dimples. 2 large craters in my face, as I like to say. I wouldn’t think anything of them except for the fact that strangers exclaim over them all the time, so they must be something, right? πŸ˜€

  183. Laura says:

    I don’t know what time I went to bed. I fell asleep catching up on The Voice.

  184. Melissa says:

    Hi Karen! My favorite month has to be December. I love the cool weather that month brings, as well as all the Christmas cheer. So pretty.

  185. Nerissa says:

    I wear a lip balm or lip gloss on a daily. My favorite lip gloss that is kind of my lips-but-WAY-better would be Buxom’s Full on lip cream in Mudslide. I first got it as a sample from Sephora and the truth is, I didn’t choose that one but I guess since they didn’t have the sample that I wanted they put the Buxom lip cream instead and I’m glad that they did because it’s my go to, my ride or die!

  186. Laura says:

    I wear loads of concealer every day- mainly NARS Creamy Concealer. That and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Trench to cover up the visible veins near my eyes!

  187. kelly chambers says:

    I love watching QVC. Currently watching it and it’s 2am. I use to be so addicted. :-1

  188. Jasmin Gill says:

    Hey thanks for the giveaway! For me mascara and a powder are the most important for everyday. But I am currently obsessed with lipsticks.

  189. Ashley says:

    I can’t live without my Vaseline lip therapy, it’s the only lip balm (drugstore wise) that works for me, looooooove this product especially during the colder months xxoo

  190. Daria says:

    my favorite month is my birthday month – August!

  191. Maren says:

    Drag queen name: Miss Steak, is it isn’t already taken.
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  192. I went to bed at 23:30, which is a little later than usual, because the Little Bean wakes me at 6 am.
    But I watched a movie with Mr. Loca, which is a rare occasion nowadays. We watched “The Hunter” with William Dafoe. I really like WD, and the pictures of the landscape were stunning, but the movie in general was a bit disappointing.
    I didnΒ΄t really get into the characters, and even though I am usually highly emotional during movies, when two of them died I was just: Whatever, we saw that coming.
    But it spiked wanderlust. We missed out on Tasmania when we went to Australia 2012. One more reason to go back!
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  193. MelodyJ says:

    I have really nice handwriting. I do well in both print and cursive writing. Sadly penmanship is becoming a lost art, sigh :(.

  194. Jaclyn says:

    Currently loving OLE’s sheer transformation cream, Dior’s Addict lip glow, Dolce & Gabbana creamy foundation, Hourglass veil mineral primer, Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in smokey topaz and caviar ink, Drybar Chaser Shine Pomade, KP Duty Body Scrub, Lush’s Buffy body butter, and Laila perfume.

  195. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I used to love my handwriting, thought I had amazing handwriting, always received compliments. Then I started realizing how little I write by hand any more, and my handwriting has actually suffered. It is amazing how much it changes by using computers all the time!

  196. Nicole says:

    My go-to product I absolutely have to have on before I leave my house is my Sephora waterproof Brow Pencil! it comes in so many different colors and its the only brow pencil that is a perfect match for my brows! Its the perfect ashy dark brown in shade 06 – soft charcoal!

  197. Kasia says:

    Hi Karen! My favourite month is April! I like your blog very much – it’s lovely and very inspiring.

  198. monica says:

    This year I’ve been wearing foundation every day. On weekends and nothing to do days I still feel the need to put on some light powder foundation over a freshly moisturized face to even out things and look refreshed and young-ish. Last night I slept at 2am for no good reason. I got stuck in the youtube beauty vlog rabbit hole. I can’t get enough of declutter and project pan videos.

  199. Janet Shepherd says:

    Well not sure about a unique attribute, but I have naturally curly hair that is also naturally silvery gray. And at the ripe old age of 36 I’m growing out my natural colour! Naturally silver & curly hair at 36!

  200. jane says:

    I have a huge exam on Monday. I’m not looking forward to it :T

  201. Olivia says:

    I think I went to bed around 2:34 AM last night, had to get up at eight and couldn’t do itlol

  202. Tam says:

    I wear foundation everyday! Can’t live without once I discovered it.
    October is my fav!

  203. Amy says:

    I give up on eye creams.. Concealers are my best friends!

  204. Fran says:

    Every day that I leave the apartment, even to go for a walk, I wear at least a BB/CC cream with mineral SPF (set with some kind of powder), tinted brow gel, and tinted lip balm with SPF as my minimal makeup — if I’m going to work, there’s at least mascara, tightlining, a light sweep of some kind of cheek color, and lipstick. The idea that you should wear less makeup as you get older is a myth –your complexion (or mine, at least!) needs more help than ever.

  205. Kalli Malia says:

    My least minimum for makeup is either mascara or a bit of blush, depending on how I feel. Sometimes I just feel like a ghost and need some blush just to look a bit alive!

  206. Rhoda K says:

    I like to think I have pretty neat handwriting.

  207. somia says:

    I always put mascara on – a must!

  208. Ann says:

    I am never without nail polish.

  209. Eva says:

    Mascara is an absolute MUST everyday!

  210. Stephanie says:

    always mascara. always.

  211. Suzanne C says:

    I went to bed at 9 last night. I took my nieces shopping yesterday and it was fun, but exhausting!

  212. Kayla Easlon says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I never go anywhere without some mascara!

  213. Kayla Easlon says:

    My favorite month is December!

  214. Blush is my everyday! Cant live without jeje

  215. Katie says:

    I went to bed at 8. And again at 10, 11, 1, 4 and 6. I have a three month old and he is teething. He is a great cuddled though, even when he’s cranky, so I don’t mind one bit! But I definitely need some new makeup to cover the dark circles…

  216. Mallory says:

    I need the Venus Limecrime palette in my life now. And also, I’m loving allll of the matte lippies. I didn’t used to care much for them but for some reason they clicked for me the other day and now I can’t get enough. Maybe I should have more “good lip days” haha

    And somewhat unrelated, I’ve always thought that you resemble Hyoyeon from Girls Generation!

    But yeah can’t wait to see if I win a giftcard~ Would be a nice treat. Thanks for doing this!

  217. My penmanship is atrocious! Even I can’t decipher what I’ve written, soemtimes!
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  218. Alessia Nicoletta says:

    I always wear this little gold ring that was passed down from my grandmother to my mother to me. I love it! I never take it off!

  219. Jocelyn says:

    Can’t live without mascara. It’s probably the single product that has the most impact for me.

  220. Stefanie says:

    I don’t leave the house without my eyebrows done (well, usually), but everything else really depends on the day.

    My drag queen name would be Teddy Ellen, if we go the “first pet + street you grew up on” route. πŸ˜€

  221. illy junus says:

    i always have to put on lipstick/lipgloss. i have a pretty neat handwriting, i study caligraphy. stay late every night, and wake up early in the morning that’s why i need my coffee every single day.

  222. TrippyPixie says:

    My handwriting is pretty bad. I had a few problems with my handwriting in grade school, but now it’s somewhat legible. Thank goodness I have to type almost all of my homework now!

  223. Wendy says:

    MASCARA! I can’t live without it… but also lately really LOVING the effects of contouring!

  224. Dimana Dyakova says:

    What’s one piece of makeup you wear every day (or almost daily)? – Lipstick! I absolutely cannot go without it πŸ™‚

  225. stacey hinchman says:

    It’s a movie kind of weekend! Cuddled up on the couch, watching Secretariat with my man & my dog, while browsing M&BB! Enjoy your Sunday, Karen!

  226. Emily says:

    I wear a tinted moisturizer almost every day.

  227. tina says:

    i always wear lip balm everyday πŸ™‚

  228. Bhevarri says:

    It was so nice outside last night. Now it’s HOT again!! πŸ™

  229. Ana Ioana says:

    I have a French Bulldog by the name of Coco. She is 2 years old, has black and white spots and big eyes. She is beautiful.

  230. Sara says:

    I wear foundation and blush everyday, most of the time with bronzer too. Not because I feel I need to but just because I find apply them fun and it gives me something to motivate myself in the mornings (I hate getting up!)

  231. alice says:

    My penmanship stinks. If I concentrate I can make it look nice, but it is usually all over the place. If I stuck with being a teacher I would have been one of those teachers that people wondered if I ought to be teaching children the basics of the 3 R’s (reading, writing, arithmetic).

  232. Grace says:

    HELLO Karen… it is snowing here today with a huge fluffly snowflakes, the perfect kind.

  233. Anna says:

    I can’t leave the house without eyeliner and mascara.

  234. Barbara B says:

    Lip balm even on rare no-makeup days!

  235. Ms. Elise says:

    My handwriting is so terrible, most people tell me to switch careers and become a doctor. No, seriously, they do.

  236. Tori says:

    I always wear my Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream – godsend!

  237. Krystle Thomas says:

    I always wear foundation!

  238. Miki says:

    I like to curl my lashes, fill in my brows, and wear a lippy everyday.
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  239. BooBooNinja says:

    I fill in my brows daily.

  240. TSalamat says:

    My penmanship is something I take pride in. As a kid I always tried to reinvent my handwriting every year. As soon as my classmates would start copying it, I would reinvent it again. Over the years I have had a collection of handwriting so I can’t say I have my fixed handwriting. As a designer today, it really does come in handy!

  241. nicole says:

    I went to bed at 2AM yesterday… super late work-night, yeesh!

  242. Liz says:

    My favorite month is October because it’s my birthday month!

  243. jen c says:

    I almost always wear foundation.

  244. INCI says:

    I went to bed at 4.20 am. oh and I wear lipstick all day, every day. πŸ™‚

  245. Deanna says:

    I almost always wear tinted moisturizer. Previously it had been the Nars one, but I just got the Tarte tinted BB cream and I am LOVING it! It doesn’t make me feel like I need powder as much as the Nars one did.
    My handwriting is terrible!

  246. Dee says:

    Thanks for the chance! My favorite month is July! πŸ™‚

  247. Pollu says:

    I wear eyeliner every single day! My favorite type is an intense black liquid eyeliner!

  248. Stacy Z says:

    I’m bad… I went to bed at 4 AM!

  249. Nhu says:

    Eyebrow and some light foundation! Otherwise I look like death.

  250. Dhivya says:

    September is my favorite month as my birthday and wedding anniversary are on the same day!!

  251. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    My favorite month is March and April. The first to be my birthday month, and April for being Easter, and I’m good chocΓ³lotra love this festive month!

  252. Natalie says:

    I go to bed at like 10 every night. I need my beauty sleep!!

  253. Katie F says:

    I don’t think there is any piece of makeup I wear everyday (I don’t wear foundation, mascara, or eyeshadow). My most worn is probably MAC Viva Glam I – my perfect red! I wear it probably 2-3 times a week. I’ll probably wear it on Tuesday to feel festive for my birthday, since it’s not a really exciting year (27).

  254. Pauline says:

    I went to bed at 2 am last night :B
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  255. Denise M says:

    Anyone else super excited Christmas drinks are back at Starbucks?! I live for Caramel Brulee!!

  256. Lyric says:

    I am a seeeeeerious mascara junkie. Even if I’m staying in all day doing laundry and dishes and balancing my checkbook, I gotta have it. And it needs to be waterproof or else I’m a panda by lunchtime. Right now I’m layering two and loving it: two coats of L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions, topped with one coat of Maybelline The Colossal. Boom. Like falsies. But no falsies because I’m awful at applying them

  257. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    My favorite month is April because it’s my birthday month! I think I went to bed at 9:30 or 10 last night! πŸ™‚

  258. chibicheeks says:

    my drag name: Pom Pom Bui – first pet and mother’s maiden name XD

  259. Erin Ortiz says:

    Even on the most minimal makeup days I’ll do eyeliner and mascara. I really like colored eyeliner πŸ™‚ I’ve really been liking Clinique intense eyeliners.
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  260. Moxie says:

    My favorite month is July. My birthday is in July and I love the weather in the summer. Also, there’s no school, so I can spend more time with my children!

  261. Jessica says:

    I am sucha night owl! My sleep schedule is ALL kinds of screwed up! πŸ˜›

  262. Laura says:

    I like to wear (pink) lipstick or lipgloss everyday.

  263. I’m a lipgloss addict. And my penmanship is really nice, if I do say so myself. I’m old-fashioned and truly miss handwritten letters.
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  264. BB says:

    Still waiting on a Sephora order!

  265. Liz says:

    I can’t leave the house without lipstick/gloss/balm. Seriously. I will turn the car around and go home if I don’t have some on AND one in my pocket to touch up.

  266. Jamie C. says:

    My Favorite month is January because it’s the start of a new beginning for everyone that month!

  267. sarah says:

    I am obsessed with Origins Ginger scent! I spray it on the sheets slather it on in layers and keep a tub of Ginger Rush creme on the nightstand to lull me to sleep!

  268. Cindy says:

    I wear red lipstick (or a variation of it) every day!

  269. Lisa C says:

    Is it sad that I’ve already put up my Christmas tree? lol

  270. Jennifer W. says:

    I definitely have to wear concealer! My eye bags get super crazy, especially on a Monday! >.<

  271. mary says:

    i always wear eyeliner.

  272. adinda says:

    Im a foundation addict..cant get enough of just 1 foundation..always keep buying it..and now they’re too many..and i dont know how to use them all …hahahaha

  273. anissa says:

    my favorite month is May – my birthday AND my oldest daughter’s birthday, also my favorite season is spring, and May is the warmth of spring before it turns into the heat of summer! πŸ™‚

  274. Bons says:

    December is my favourite month.

  275. Maria Therese says:

    I went to bed way too late last night.. we’ve started watching The 100’s and it’s so hard not watching one more episode..

  276. Sarah M. says:

    My fave month is November!! More days off of work!!!

  277. Olga says:

    Hi Karen
    My favourite month of the year is june, time when summer begins. Daily I wear mascara, blush and lipstick πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day

  278. Jaeryl says:

    I NEED to wear blush everyday. Preferably Mac peaches or the Rihanna one from the holiday collection last year.

  279. Durdane Erkal says:

    LIPSTICK is a must for me!!! And mascara is the runner up!
    My favorite month is July and I went to bed at 11.00 pm (as always!)..

  280. Shelly G. says:

    I love October!

  281. Jacqueline says:

    My favorite month is October… my birthday, Halloween, and fall all together!

  282. Steph says:

    My favorite month is September. I looove fall!

  283. Tara says:

    My favorite month is March. It’s my birthday month (St. Patrick’s Day!), my spring races arrive, and warm weather is right around the corner!

  284. Renata says:

    My fav month is May! Not too hot & too cold, and I have birthday! πŸ™‚

  285. Erzsa says:

    My favorite month is December!

  286. Casey says:

    My favorite month is December! Not for the temperature, but only because of the holidays!

  287. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like May

  288. Trude says:

    I loooove October, and it went by way too fast for me this year! Maybe because it was still crazy hot here in SoCal?

  289. Lifestyle by Numbers says:

    My favorite month is july!

  290. Camille says:

    Hi, KAren! my favourite month is february. it’s birthday month, valentine’s day month, and every 4 years, leap year! it’s pretty special to me πŸ™‚

  291. Beatriz Eberhardt says:

    I always use mascara and my MAC VG Cindy lipstick. I love June because itΒ΄s my birthday month and itΒ΄s winter here in Brazil.

  292. Sabrina Nogueira says:

    I want to receive my sephora order from vib sale!!! πŸ™‚ I love your blog!!!

  293. Jessica says:

    I think the one makeup item I wear daily is lipgloss/balm/lipstick. I have to always have something on my lips…it’s an addiction! πŸ˜‰

  294. Jordan says:

    October is my favorite, always and forever.

  295. Joy Kim says:

    I have to wear powder foundation every day b/c my skin is oily and I have acne πŸ™

  296. Kim says:

    Oh, I heard Minnie Driver is a piece of work in that! I’m glad to hear you liked it. πŸ™‚

  297. My cant miss have to use makeup product is foundation. Ain’t no one want to see my splotchy face. Haha
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  298. Megan says:

    I wear Nars tinted moisturizer almost everyday. I love the level of coverage it provides and the glow it gives my skin!

  299. Diane says:

    I wear under-eye concealer every day.

  300. Regina Reed says:

    My favorite month by far is September! I am in the PNW and it is just beautiful. Still hot enough to go to the river, but the fall starts coming near the end of the month.

  301. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Actually I have fairly good penmanship. One thing I can not stand is illegible hand writing. I do not care if it isn’t pretty as long as it is legible. Thanks for this opportunity.

  302. Alyssa Lee says:

    My favorite month is December, I love Christmas and my birthday is just a few days before.

  303. Ruchita says:

    My favorite month is August, because that is my birthday month!

  304. Andrea Darst says:

    My fave month is December – my birthday, mom’s birthday, Christmas and wedding anniversary are all in December!

  305. Iva Sereno says:

    One thing that I will not leave the house without is my super black eyeliner and concealer on my face!

  306. Caitlin says:

    My most unique attribute is my body shape. I used to have bad self-esteem issues about my body because it was curvier than all of the girls I went to highschool with but now I love my body. It is really feminine and I have learned that being healthy is the best look you can have.

  307. Abby says:

    I always wear mascara- but its also rare to see me outside the house without face makeup on (laura mercier silk cream)

  308. Linda says:

    I wear foundation or tinted moisturizer every day. My skin is pretty clear, but I do have discoloration, so I just feel better with it evened out.

  309. Rina says:

    Last night I was OUT by 9pm πŸ™‚

  310. Lola says:

    August is my favorite month!! sun, sand,and water!!

  311. Emily says:

    The one thing I will pretty much always do is my brows – woke up late this morning not feeling well and drew in my brows real quick and left! I change up the product sometimes but I really like the Stila eyebrow pen

  312. Em says:

    My tiny squeaky voice makes me unique

  313. Brian says:

    I almost always wear tinted lip balm or lip gloss. Lately, it has been a Maybelline Baby lips or Lancome Juicy Tube in tickled pink.

  314. Alana says:

    The makeup I try to wear everyday would be mascara!

  315. Sherry says:

    The one piece of makeup I wear every day is concealer. My favorite one is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I do have pretty good handwriting. One of my best friends asked me to address her wedding invitations, because she liked my handwriting so much. That was back in 1991. Thanks for another giveaway Karen!!

  316. Maria says:

    I know you were talking about this a few weeks ago but I also saw Birdman and thought it was beautifully done. Almost all filmed in one shot. I loved it. Anyway, Happy Monday!

  317. futuralon says:

    I have excellent handwriting… unless I’m writing on a whiteboard/blackboard. Then it’s shockin.

  318. Liumei says:

    My favourite makeup tool is the BeautyBlender, which does a great job with all of my fundations.

  319. Wayne says:

    My two favorite foster kittens are getting spayed tomorrow. Nervous.

  320. Ruth says:

    I have worn the Tarte BB creams, either the one that used to be the tinted moisturizer or the BB/ primer thing. I love both of those and I don’t have perfect skin so I need some evening out. I also wear a tarte blush every day. Those are my two musts, other than that I always throw something on my lips, be it a korres lip butter or some other balm.

  321. Anna says:

    Mac Face & Body foundation all day errrrday.

  322. Maria K says:

    Eyeliner! I feel like my eyes look so small and tired without it. A new favorite is Lancome Artliner <3

  323. Ari says:

    I can’t go without wearing eyeliner every day!

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