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

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A Makeup and Beauty Blog giveaway


The most beautiful thing I saw this week wasn’t a lipstick or gloss, or all of these lovely Urban Decay palettes I set up for this shot (although that was a close second).

It was something I saw at the salon the other day. As soon as I walked in, I saw a dad with his teenage daughter — well, she looked more like a tween, actually. Awkwardly sweet, around 11 or 12. She was carrying a sequined purse and an Archie book, and her wavy hair was wiry and poofed out to here, which I’m pretty sure wasn’t on purpose.

She was all smiles and seemed quietly excited to be getting her hair cut.

The way she and her dad talked to each other was just adorable. There were some necklaces on display by the front counter, and while she was waiting for her appointment, she pointed them out to her dad, and they chatted sweetly about the bird designs, creating a nice memory of an afternoon spent with her dad at the salon.

It made me smile. πŸ™‚

Going to get my hair cut when I was that age was never fun for me (seriously, people didn’t know what to do with wavy hair back then).

Hopefully you created some nice memories this week, too. Maybe we can create another one with this weekend’s Sephora giveaway.

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:
    • When and where were you born?
    • What was the funniest thing that ever happened at work?
    • Write a haiku about makeup.
    • Was there a teacher who had a particularly strong influence on your life?
    • Do you spend more time on your hair or makeup?
    • Are there any popular makeup products you wish you could wear but feel like you can’t?
    • On a scale of 1-10, what’s your patience for blending (10 being super patient)?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Full terms and conditions are available in the widget.

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  1. Margie says:

    Primer, foundation.
    Eyeshadow, mascara, blush.
    Ready for the world!

  2. Nisa says:

    I was born in 1991, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia πŸ™‚
    When my mom was doing her Masters.

  3. Jennifer Pham says:

    I have straight hair, and so . . . I just keep it that way. All I do is brush it. Makeup, on the other hand, can take about an hour lol.

  4. Scarlet says:

    Hi Karen!
    What a sweet thing to see indeed, haircuts were never fun for me either. Or actually, I was never happy with my hair when I was younger.
    I used to have long hair, at one point it was so long that it covered my bum. My mother liked that I had long hair, but I hated it. I think I was about 8 or 9, it got in the way when I was playing and it took forever to wash, comb, dry and put in a knot or braid in it. My mother was never gentle while drying or braiding my hair either.. Whenever we went to the hairdresser I would beg my mother to let them cut it shorter. Not short short, but until my shoulders or so. The answer was always no. Even our relatives couldn’t convince my mother that shorter hair was better, easier and simply more pleasant for me.
    Then my aunt came to stay with us for a while. She used to cut people’s hair before she moved country. One day my mother asked my aunt to cut my hair. My aunt took me to the kitchen and snipped almost all of my hair off! I was so happy!! Finally, shorter hair! It still covered my shoulders, but it wasn’t as long as before anymore. When my mother saw what had happened she got angry. Very, very angry. But after a few days of me (secretly) being happy with shorter hair and seeing how much work all that hair used to be, she was actually pleased with what my aunt had done. After that, I started to love my hair again πŸ™‚

  5. Whitney says:

    Word up k-dawg!

  6. Brandi says:

    I spend more time on my make-up. I have no patience for putting too effort into doing my hair.

  7. Agata says:

    That’s such a cute story! I was born in Lodz, Poland on Dec 6! Funnily enough, I spend more time on my hair. Happy Saturday!

  8. Anetra says:

    I love the blog! I would love love love for my high end brands to master a bb/cc cream for a brown girl with yellow undertones. The SPF jacks it up every time! πŸ™‚

  9. Lorraine says:

    Patience level for blending: 8-9. I can’t get away with unblended eyeshadow!!!

  10. Sherry says:

    Can’t get enough of your blog ;)! I keep learning new stuff and am very happy to get the good stuff that you review! Love Sephora, fingers crossed. I love that moment when I leave the house knowing I look my best and smile with confidence.

  11. Tasnia says:

    Definitely makeup. I have no idea what to do with my hair!

  12. your blog design is sooo cute <3

  13. Nicole says:

    Also definitely makeup – I rarely bother to even blow-dry my hair…

  14. Tiffanie says:

    I spend way more time on my makeup than my hair. I start planning my look the night before when I pick out my clothes. It’s rare for me to open my makeup case and not have a plan.

  15. Elizabeth S says:

    I am a makeup girl. I love having cute hair, but if pressed for time, the makeup wins!

  16. Debbie says:

    More time on makeup!

  17. Leslie Z says:

    Born and raised in L.A., but have been living in Kansas for the last 6 years. One of my first concerns when I moved here was if there would be a Sephora at the local mall. Was there a mall? I was so relieved to find out there was a mall with a Sephora. Lipstick is my fave, still trying to figure out how to wear eye makeup in my “old” age.

  18. Ambritt G says:

    I spend so much more time on my makeup than I do my hair. All I ever do to my hair if anything is straighten it. I love makeup so much more, plus I am hair challenged! πŸ˜€

  19. ellen casper says:

    Born 6/18 in New York City

  20. Leonora says:

    Hi Karen,
    I was born in 1990 in a small country called Albania. When I moved to Canada 4 years ago. almost no one knew that this unpopular little country is in Europe…between Greece and Italy.

  21. Hilary says:

    I hope I win! I’m getting married and would love to use it to buy my wedding perfume!

  22. Em says:

    Spend more time with my makeup. For my hair? I’m done in 5 minutes πŸ˜‰

  23. Aina Y says:

    Born and raised in Shanghai, China but came to America when I was 4 πŸ™‚

  24. *cheers for the Saturday giveaway*

    I was born in 1987, in Belgium. I now live in Switzerland though, and one day I hope to move to the US πŸ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Giveaway + review | Covergirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in 225 Rose Twist

  25. Valerie says:

    My birthday is November 29 which is Black Friday this year! Hoping to spend lots of money at Sephora πŸ˜‰

  26. Heidi says:

    I spend no time at all on my hair. Just run a brush through it and go. Makeup, on the other time, I love to take my time with it.

  27. Amber says:

    Hair usually involves a bun, braid, or ponytail of some sort. But, makeup is art and takes time. So, I would definitely say makeup.

  28. sylvia says:

    patience for blending on a 1 to 10 scale? um … 0.5? πŸ˜›

  29. Amanda says:

    I spend more on makeup of course! Haha

  30. Jamie J says:

    I love the URban Decay palettees. They are so pigmented and the variety of colors provide so many different looks! Great investments!

  31. Brandi says:

    I was born in Texas!

  32. Karen Yao says:

    I was born in Penang, Malaysia. An absolute beauty addict

  33. Kelly says:

    I’d love to win…. In desperate need of a makeover! πŸ™‚

  34. Marie says:

    I was born in Paris France in 1974.

  35. Alix says:

    I was born 5/28 in Providence, RI.

  36. Lorraine says:

    patience for blending…a 3. I have some patience but I have built it up, and worked at it. Still working at it. Some days I just use a cream shadow and finger blend. it’s about the same patience I have for nail polish to dry.

  37. Kelsey says:

    I just moved to the UK from the US and am totally missing Sephora!! Hope to win πŸ™‚

  38. bindu says:

    i spend more time on makeup! If my hair isn’t cooperating as is I throw it up into a ponytail or bun

  39. Tina says:

    i spend more time on my make up! If my hair’s being annoying, I’ll just put it in a braid

  40. Marilyn says:

    Oh I haven’t entered this in awhile! I spend more time on makeup. My hair is straight & I usually brush it. I’ve tried adding some braids but it takes way too long if I don’t plan ahead!

  41. Jessica M. says:

    Since I have grown my hair out some what into a longer hairstyle, I’ve been spending more time trying to get it too look good. Makeup, on the other hand, I don’t wear very much of…it takes me about five minutes to apply my makeup.

  42. Amy says:

    I love a palette, especially if it comes with a slot for eyeliner and gloss, or other cute little stuff. Obsessed with the Urban Decay ones. So cute.

  43. Joni says:

    Hi karen! have a great weekend πŸ™‚ I was born on st patricks day!

  44. Camille says:

    I definitely spend more time on makeup than hair! I’m a pretty weak hair stylist, but I try to make up for it with killer makeup looks.

  45. Jennifer R. says:

    Definitely spend more time on makeup.

  46. It takes only 2 min for me to do air but makeup well it dependss.. from 5 min to 45 min.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚
    poo@beautyandmakeupmatters recently posted … What Am I Wearing Today: Lakme Sabhyasachi Inspired Fishtail Eye Liner

  47. Clarissa R says:

    Thank you for your blog, I learn a lot from your tips. Come back with the “I bet Ryan Goslin…” posts!

  48. Sarah W says:

    Definitely more time on makeup…I don’t have much hair patience!

  49. Delaney Yonchek says:

    This is the most amazing giveaway ever! Born and raised in Pa!

  50. Yolanda C. says:

    I have very low patience for blending! Probably a 2, I really need to work on that. Thank you for having a giveaway!

  51. Morgan says:

    I most definitely spend way more time on my makeup than I do on my hair.. it’s long, straight, and dark, I usually end up just leaving it down, because I’ve used up all my time applying makeup, LOL.

  52. Daniella says:

    I was born in Los Angeles, California!!

  53. Janet D says:

    I hope i win ever this giveaway πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  54. Crystal says:

    I spend more time doing my makeup than my hair. I just put in some mousse and some finishing paste in the ends of my layers to define them after I take a shower. But my makeup is a whole other deal. I use a little of every product under the sun and take my time to perfect every detail.

  55. Maria says:

    I hit pan this week on a chanel eyeshadow that has been discontinued. It is my favorite. Please bring it back!

  56. Karin says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than on my hair.

  57. Tina says:

    Haiku about makeup πŸ™‚

    Makeup enhances
    It enhances our beauty
    We are beautiful

    Not sure if I did it well, but it’s been years since I did a haiku πŸ™
    Never realized how hard it is to do.

  58. Olivia K says:

    Blending patience, uh maybe a 3 depending on the day.

  59. crystal says:

    I defnitely spend more time on my makeup (when I put it on).

  60. Cynthia F. says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than my hair, unless it’s a particularly humid day and my hair refuses to cooperate.

  61. Anna says:

    I think I’m like a 6 or 7 for blending. It gets boring so it depends on the day…

  62. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Born 2/7 in Kalamazoo, MI! And the funniest thing that ever happened at work ~ me & my hospital coworkers strategic planning to make sure I ‘randomly’ (wink wink) caught the same elevator every morning with a cute coworker. We’ve been married over 16yrs now :))

  63. Lena says:

    I spend way more time on my makeup than my hair!

  64. Kylie says:

    I wish I could wear a dark, matte lip, but I just don’t think it looks good on my super pale face! And I definitely spend more time on my make-up than hair.

  65. justicegail says:

    I neeeeed to try that hourglass ambient light palette!

  66. Angela says:

    I hardly ever spend any time on hair other than to put it into a ponytail… I can’t be bothered.

  67. Mayumi says:

    I was born in april 1993 in Belgium.


  68. Marija Nagulic says:


  69. Icequeen81 says:

    Actually there are 3 teacher who still have a strong influence in my live. I still have contact with them too. After coming back home after graduating ( I was studying abroad) I looked up for them to tell them I have become also a teacher.
    Great teachers who taugh me wat how can you influence a student your whole live in a positive way. They bealived in me and I showed them they had reasons to bealive in me too.

  70. Alison says:

    I aways take more time doing my makeup than hair. I need to llearn how to do my hair! haha thank you for the giveaway

  71. Vanessa says:

    I love the colours
    of winter coming about
    deep shades keep me warm

  72. Lydia says:

    I was born in 1985 in Marquette, MI

  73. AJ says:

    I have more makeup than I need or use already…but I can always use some more!

  74. Ralitza says:

    I spend about 30 min a day putting my make up on.

  75. Lauren says:

    I’ve always loved the smoky eye look but since I have small, almond shaped eyes, I would be afraid that the it would make my eyes look even smaller!!

  76. anna says:

    My name is Anna and I was born in Delano Ca

  77. Injla says:

    This teacher of mine, she was like Cruella, in terms of fashion, oh was she influential with those pointy toed high heels, red lipstick, short black and white hair and classy attire. And.. she was equally stuck up.. which wasn’t influential :p

  78. Casey says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup! And I never give myself enough time in the morning, so my hair is often lucky if it gets any attention at all!

  79. Grace Gonzales says:

    Blending is such a pain, if something doesn’t blend within the first minute I just leave it.

  80. Cullen says:

    I spend almost no time on my hair: wash, comb, and a little volumizing spray at the roots. I don’t even own a blow dryer. Makeup, on the other hand, can take me anywhere from ten to forty-five minutes. If I did my hair to the same degree, I would never get to work on time.

  81. Mary-Gaëlle says:

    on a scale to 1 to 10, my patience would be like a 7 and I spend most of my time on makeup since my hair is super easy to work with

  82. Joanne E. says:

    I spend way more time doing my makeup than hair. For the life of me, I can’t seem to fix my hair!

  83. Kate P. says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup. My hair is pretty wash and go and I love it.

  84. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  85. Melissa says:

    I LOL everytime when I see the GoGurt commercial about the mom trying a smokey eye. I should really go see a MUA and show me how to do a smokey eye on my type of monolid so I avoid looking like that lady. Haha!

  86. Kristina says:

    I spend FAR more time on my makeup… sometimes I leave the house with a full face on and still-wet hair!

  87. Roxanne says:

    Born in 1979 in Athens, Ohio.

  88. Maegan Morin says:

    I was born at 2:05 am on a sunday in 1985 πŸ˜€
    I would love to own the Naked 2 palette and its not that I dont think I can wear it, its just that Ill never be able to afford it! So ill keep entering your giveaways hoping to win and make it just a little bit more affordable lol.

  89. Annie says:

    I need more makeup! Lol

  90. VioletteD says:

    I am still on the search for the perfect highlighter. I think NARS’s albatros is beautiful, but I could never pull it off.

  91. Jay says:

    Born many moons ago in Ontario, Canada!

  92. Mahdi says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup. I’m lucky if I even dry my hair. That’s better for it anyway though.

  93. maria says:

    I am addicted to nailpolish. So many colors out there!

  94. Lisa Brown says:

    I love coffee πŸ™‚

  95. Kris says:

    Blending score: About 6 – I do take time to blend eye makeup

  96. Siobhan says:

    Most days I don’t want to spend long on my hair (although that’s not always true, especially if I see some really interesting updo that inspires me) and my everyday routine I have down to an art but I always always make time to paint my nails.

  97. Irene says:

    Oh god, that picture made me sigh and drool at the same time :Q_____
    I don’t do much with my hair, I just use put flax seed oil on the lenght when it’s wet and blow-dry it, and then BOOM!, super soft and smooth hair. Not as beautiful as yours, though… guess I should start going to a salon more often!

  98. Spending my Saturday morning looking at reviews on Paula’s choice and trying to decide on a new face serum.

    Got my make-up done at Sephora for date night last night. Yep, I’m definitely a make-up addict.

  99. stephanie says:

    6/1984 Ohio

  100. KittyPride says:

    I enjoy a cup of tea πŸ˜€

  101. Janet Garcia says:

    I spend a lot more time doing my make up than doing my hair. I enjoy doing my make whereas my hair is a pain to deal with.

  102. Heather USA (Rafflecopter: Rosie Areola) says:

    I was born in England and moved here to NY 2 years ago πŸ˜€

  103. Katie F says:

    Born 11/18 in Santa Barbara, California. I share this birthday with Mickey Mouse — once when I was maybe 7 or 8, we had the day off school for teacher in-service day so I went to Disneyland and gave Mickey a birthday card. πŸ™‚

  104. Aparajita K says:

    Hi Karen! I found a great nude lippie thanks to you today – the Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau in Cafe! It is the perfect pinky nude on me and I love it πŸ˜€ although my husband still doesn’t get why I would spend on anything that is ‘lips colour’ πŸ˜›

  105. Justine says:

    I don’t spend any time on my hair.

  106. Joanna says:

    I love coffee and tea!

  107. Krystina says:

    This is perfect because I really want to get more into make up and skincare. I’ve always used cheap drugstore brands that make me look like I’m wearing a mask. I’ve recently started investing in better products, but it gets very expensive!

  108. Jennifer says:

    I was born in Middletown, NY. Several moves later our family ended up in Middletown, NJ.

  109. Marie says:

    I live for art and makeup

  110. michaela says:

    i spend more time on my hair than makeup. it needs more attention!

  111. Rosalyn says:

    I was Born in Sydney Australia. I now live in canada

  112. meghan says:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for the giveaway! I really wish I could wear very light lipsticks, but my lips are so pigmented, it’s hard to pull off and not look strange.
    meghan recently posted … Oh My Glob, a Lumpy Space Princess Tutorial!

  113. Megan says:

    I definitely spend more time on my hair than my makeup. It takes an hour to curl it.

  114. I spend almost no time on my hair – I just wash and brush! So definitely more time on makeup.

  115. Isabelle says:

    Patience when blending.. What a good question! Sometimes I watch YouTube videos and think GOSH you’re taking your time! But I should do that more often too I guess.. I’m just a little impatient at times πŸ˜‰

  116. varsha says:

    I have hooded lids so I don’t do much eye makeup..but I love how you do blended shadow looks on you,kickass!!:)

  117. Lisa Burnes says:

    I can never pull off winged liner…

  118. Ellen says:

    I wish I could wear coral!

  119. sweeks1980 says:

    I tend to spend more time on my makeup than on my hair.

  120. Erin says:

    i spend so much more time on makeup. i either leave my hair how it is, braid it, or pull it back into a ponytail.

  121. Jennie says:

    Hi Karen, I’m from Malaysia ! I’m a blogger too πŸ˜‰ you are my inspiration !

  122. Caitlin M says:

    My patience for blending is around a 7.

  123. Fazrina says:

    I love the Urban Decay make up palettes!

  124. Jennifer says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup. My hair tends to just fall into place, but if I choose to curl it, it can take close to two hours!

  125. Cindy Xu Chung says:

    I love makeup palettes! Especially Too Faced ones~ πŸ™‚

  126. Krista says:

    I’m about a 1 or a 2 on the blending patience scale lol. And I spend way more time on my make-up than my hair. My hair is unruly so I tend to just pull it back. πŸ™‚

  127. Marni says:

    I love Sephora..
    because it is just perfect
    wouldn’t you agree?

  128. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I was born in Romania, 23 years ago, on a friday night, august 10 ! :)) kisses

  129. Natasha P. says:

    Hmmm, what makeup do I feel I can’t wear? Just about any and all eyeshadows. I’ve been trying for years and figured out my issue is that I have a LOT of extra skin on my lids, plus they’re somewhat hooded so it doesn’t show up the way it should. I’m almost 30 and still haven’t mastered it. I keep buying and buying and wasting $ trying because it never works out. I haven’t given up yet, but I’m not sure why. I wish someone would sit down with me and teach me πŸ™

  130. Monica F. says:

    Do you spend more time on your hair or makeup? Definitely makeup! Hair is no fun!

  131. Lisa C says:

    I’m loving the Guerlain crazy Paris collection <3

  132. Denise F says:

    I spend more time on my makeup most definitely. Unless I am going out to someplace nice, I ususally just keep my hair up in a bun. If Im feeling it, I will brush it, but other than that, I really don’t do anything.

  133. Larie says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup!
    Larie recently posted … Learning How to “Heat It Up”

  134. Amber says:

    Ooh I’d love to win! I’m currently crushing on the new Ardency Inn goodies at Sephora. Thanks so much Karen!

  135. Lisa K. says:

    It is HOT in Northern CA today!!!

  136. Daraya says:

    makeup palettes
    are so beautiful and great
    i just cannot take it

    πŸ™‚ I hope I used the right number of syllables!

  137. doroffee says:

    I usually spend more time on my makeup. Most of the times, I just brush out my hair, and I’m ready to go. There can be times when I spend abnormally amount of time on my hair, but it isn’t because I’m doing straightening/curling/styling or all that jazz (my hair is super sensitive, and I don’t wanna cause any more damage to it), but because I’m putting my hair up, and it doesn’t wanna stay as I like, and I recreate it about 20 times :D.

  138. dhawkins98 says:

    I spend way more time on my hair than makeup. I’m a naturally curly girl and though it’s great…it is high maintenance.

  139. Abigail says:

    I spend more time on my makeup definitely. My hair is long sometimes straight or sometimes wavy so I think I can get away with it just being down.

  140. Jeniel says:

    My hair is stubbornly straight so I just leave it air dry since I don’t know how to deal with it nor do I have the time to. So I spend more time with my makeup.
    Jeniel recently posted … Cirque Colors – French Roast Review

  141. Meg says:

    Always spend more time on makeup – I’m horrible at hair!!

  142. Stacie K says:

    I was born in Bellevue Wa in 1976.

  143. Julie P. says:

    I was born in Korea in 1983!

  144. Susan T. says:

    I am a super pale blonde and can’t wear nude colours so although everyone raves about the Naked palette, I don’t think it is for me. Anything brown just looks like I have a dirty face!

  145. camille says:

    That is the SWEETEST observance I’ve ever read πŸ™‚ I wish my dad and I had those kinds of memories, but I was such a brat. We’re good now; as I get older, the more I realize that I am my father’s daughter. LoL. And….how much I am like my mom, as well. *sigh*

    Well….I feel like I can try eye shadow, but my patience is super low right now. πŸ™ One day, right?

    You have influenced me to start painting my paws! I painted my nails last week, for a friend’s birthday. And here I am, back in Nor*Cal, and I painted my paws for a wedding I am going to attend. πŸ™‚

    I think I’ll keep up with this habit. Thanks for the influence, Karen! Cheers to Tabs! <3

  146. tina says:

    that picture is make up porn!

  147. Yazmin says:

    I really enjoy your daily newsletters and your blog. Thanks!

  148. Kim Alfaro says:

    I was born in Merced, California. A little town right smack in the middle of the Valley in 1988. Ah I hope I win this fabulous give a way! I’d be one happy makeup loving GALΓ°ΕΈΛœΖ’

  149. Ingrid says:

    I have absolutely no patience for blending at all. I know I should blend more, and when I did the MAC makeup courses I did, but at home I’m not patient and it doesn’t seem to blend well! No patience….lol

  150. Anita says:

    I was born in Romania where I lived until 2011 when I came to the United States for college. I love your blog and make-up!

  151. Vanessa says:

    I spend more time on make-up. My hair takes no time. πŸ™‚

  152. Deborah says:

    Just painted my nails in Zoya’s Mason and I can’t decide if the purple is too… purple. Sigh!

  153. Myriam says:

    I would definete.y buy the new laura mercier palette!!

  154. musical says:

    Why choose any other topic, when i can talk about TABS! I have a huge crush on him, but you already know it. Meow mrrow to you both and hope you are having a fun Caturday with the fabulous feline.

  155. Krys bustamante says:

    Hi Karen! I wish I had 2 hours everyday in hair And make up! But the reality is I get about 20 broken minutes (I have 3 kids so there are lots of interruptions) to do one or the either and make up always wins! πŸ™‚

  156. Miki says:

    Since I like to try new things a lot, my makeup definitely takes longer than my hair since it’s straight and generally does what it’s supposed to.

  157. Tamara says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup than my hair (wash and go, baby). Unless I’m really late… then I don’t spend time on anything and just run.

  158. Poli says:

    Makeup is very addicting… πŸ™‚

  159. Melissa says:

    When I was at school I had a teacher that kept nail polish remover & make up remover waiting for me every day, to kill my freedom of expression lol.

  160. MV says:

    my hair was past my butt and I chopped it short to my ears.

  161. Areta says:

    I spend more time on my hair than makeup!

  162. Anna-Kay says:

    Tomorrow October 20 is my birthday yay!!! I am thinking about cutting my hair short for the next one.

  163. Ashwini says:

    I was born in my native town, Mysore, a city in southern India in December, 1993. πŸ™‚

  164. Sarah says:

    I’ve just started getting good at putting make up on at 30 years old!

  165. Mary Iskander says:

    spend equal amount of time on hair and makeup

  166. Christine W. says:

    I think I spend more time on makeup when I actually put it on.

  167. Liz says:

    I definitely wish I could find the perfect nude lipstick. Your post the other day gave me hope, Karen. That Tom Ford lipstick you had on was amazing.

  168. Niki Stransky says:

    I was born and live in Melbourne, Australia although I have lived and worked in the USA and have spent many holidays in the USA with family and marvellous friends. Beauty is a passion of mine and has become quite addictive recently with the advent of bloggers like you which allow us to see the most amazing makeup and beauty products. Competitions like the one you are offering help to overcome the crazy addiction we have. It is all fun!


  169. Nicole says:

    It so funny that one of the questions this week is “Was there a teacher who had a particularly strong influence on your life?”. I was just thinking about my art teacher from elementary school. She was so different and I really admired her. I think she had a big impact on how I turned out =)

  170. Laura says:

    aw, I always like seeing parents talking and engaging with their kids like that.

  171. Heather says:

    I’m enjoying my 4 day weekend!

  172. Yamini says:

    I have wavy hair n i like it that way..i just comb it

  173. Danielle says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup than I do on my hair.

  174. Claudia Davis says:

    I spend more time on my makeup mainly because I am still learning at 42. My hair is wild and sometimes curly so I put some argan oil or gel in it and just air dry it hoping for the best. Makeup is a must with my uneven complexion so I try and be careful esp with my eye area. I dont do well with shadows so I go slow.

  175. hanna says:

    I always hated hair cuts too.
    hanna recently posted … Tired from Expectations

  176. Lulubelle says:

    Ah, that was a sweet memory between the girl and her father. My mother cut my hair when I was growing up, but it was always traumatic because I hated getting my waist length hair cut, no matter how badly it needed it!

  177. Stephanie A. says:

    Definitely spend much more time on hair, but not by choice–I’m not as adept at the hairstyling. Too bad, cause I enjoy the makeup sooooo much more!

  178. Nlm8 says:

    Ive been using Lush Cosmetics masks lately. Great for all of my skin woes- dry, irritated, dull. Cosmetic Catastrophe is a fav!

  179. Kuhika says:

    Born in India in September πŸ™‚

  180. Cindy says:

    Wish I could use eyeshadow, my eyelids are too droopy and I can never seem to get it to look beautiful

  181. Brooke says:

    I was born in a town called Normal in 1981.

  182. Amoure Jones says:

    One mu product I wish I could wear but can’t seem to pull off is orange lipstick. I’ve searched high (end) and low (end) yet I have not found a shade that looks appealing on me. When I see it on others it looks so beautiful , but I haven’t found one that looks right on me yet.

    • Kat Neal says:

      Have you tried Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin? It’s a very red-toned orange so it might be more wearable than a true tangerine color πŸ™‚

  183. Chaitra says:

    Beauty lies in the hands of the brush holder!

  184. Trisha R. says:

    At work last night as I was pouring 10 shots of Fireball for a rowdy party that had come into the bar,I looked around at all the inebriated people, listening to Bohemian Rhapsody being sung on karaoke I realized I LOVE MY JOB!!

    I don’t think near enough people get to say that and mean it. I feel so blessed πŸ™‚

  185. Shauna says:

    I just got married on Saturday 10/12 to my best friend <3

  186. Chaitra says:

    Beauty lies in the hands of a Blush holder πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

  187. Karen says:

    On a normal day, more time on make-up… very little on hair. When I’m trying to look fancy, that seems to switch and hair takes forever. Maybe I need to practice.

  188. Tabbie says:

    I have extremely wavy to curly hair but I can’t straighten it every day because I’m afraid of heat damage. So I just pin it half up. It’s my favorite go-to hairstyle for everyday.

  189. Sylvia says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have a F&F Sephora Code burning a hole in my email so this would be perfect.
    Sylvia recently posted … My Top 10 Dark & Vampy Lip Products

  190. Claire says:

    My hair may look like a rat’s nest, but my winged liner is always on!

  191. Georgia says:

    I was born in San Francisco in 1951. Still live here too and I love makeup and Sephora!

  192. elle says:

    I spend more time on my makeup for sure. I don’t even brush my hair, just fluff it and go, haha.

  193. Picco says:

    I DEF spend more time on makeup. It’s easier to put ur spin on makeup than it is hair. πŸ™‚

  194. Aracely says:

    I spend way more time on my makeup than my hair. I’ve had an angled bob for the last few years (i’m growing it out) so pretty much it’s blow dry with a round brush and I’m good to go! Makeup on the other hand is a wonderful process of picking and choosing, pairing and playing and so on and so forth πŸ™‚

  195. That is so sweet! And as for blending…I’m at about a 4 haha!
    Kristina Vieweg recently posted … PureCeuticals Pumpkin Peel Review and Giveaway

  196. auroragyps says:

    I have a pixie haircut, so it takes less time to style than my makeup.

  197. BB says:

    I have yet to find a bronzer that works!

  198. elsa says:

    I was born in Rhode Island!

  199. Rachel says:

    I really want UD’s Vice 2 palette!

  200. Lori P says:

    I was born on January 25, 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!

  201. Kay says:

    I spend way more time on my makeup than hair. I usually end up wearing in in a ponytail anyway, but i like to take time and get creative with my makeup.

  202. Bethany Jardine says:

    I was born in Utah waaayyyy back in 1979 lol πŸ™‚

  203. Jenna Osborne says:

    I’d like to be able to wear more bold/crazy eye makeup combinations, but I feel like I’ll look clownish.

  204. Natts says:

    I was born in Greece in 1983.

  205. Jessie C. says:

    I would say more time on hair.

  206. Sharon says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than on my hair!

  207. Mary M says:

    I spend more time on makeup than my whole morning routine.

  208. Amy says:

    Definitely more time on makeup!

  209. Lorraine says:

    Definitely spend more time on makeup than hair – and I always have perfume on!

  210. Mardi says:

    I was born in Canberra Australia in January 1968. I’m an oldie! And an Aussie!

  211. Rina says:

    I cannot wear pink eyeshadows. Picture those super white bunny rabbits with the red eyes….that’s what I feel I look like!

  212. Stephanie G says:

    I definitely spend more time on makeup – my hair is pretty much brush and go!

  213. Leslie Kiley says:

    The funniest thing that ever happened a my work is when a woman came up to my co-worker and asked her if her carpet matched her drapes and then wanting a answer!

  214. Fran says:

    I spend way more time, effort, (and money!) on my makeup than my hair. It’s just more fun playing with makeup. Spending time on my hair just makes my arms ache. I probably need to buff up my arm muscles!

  215. Janie says:

    Born 1982(the year Michael Jackson released his album thriller) in the Philippines πŸ˜› but raised in the states. I visit your blog often bc we’re the almost the same skin color and I love reading your reviews. Would love to see a comparison of your favorite tinted moisturizer out concealers

  216. Cez says:

    I definitely spend waayy more time with my makeup than my hair, I have straight hair that I just brush out and tie in a high ponytail most days. When it comes to blending, I would say a 10, because I hate unblended eyeshadow with a passion LOL. When I took drawing and painted, blending just became 2nd nature once I got into makeup. Also, I personally feel weird when I see myself w/ highlighted inner corners & everyone else’s definition of “nude lips” it just looks dead to me, haha.

  217. Tweakweasel says:

    Ugh…gonna turn my having to save money for a new car into a good thing. I mean, I’ve probably been spending a little too much money on makeup and not always getting to use my new purchases as much as I should…but if I’m not actually spending my money? πŸ˜› Surely THAT would be okay, right? XD

  218. Liz says:

    Love makeup! Hair? Blargh. Sometimes I wish I could shave it all off… mostly, I just put it up or pull it back.

  219. Wendy Lange says:

    I was born in Ò€ℒ67 in Ontario.

    The funniest thing that ever happened at work was once I was having a busy day and accidently gave a sales rep my home phone number instead of the business number. Later that month when he tried to call my work but called my home instead and asked for me, my room-mate told him I was in the shower. It was funny but I canÒ€ℒt even imagine what he was thinking!

  220. Jisu says:

    I was born in 1994 in Korea

  221. Tania G says:

    Since i have really curly hair, I can’t just wash and go, or brush and go. Every morning it requires a little more time than my daily makeup. If I go somewhere, then both hair and make up get equal amount of time πŸ™‚

  222. chari says:

    I was born in Alicante, Spain. It’s a beatiful city! And i was born in 1976, june.

  223. Emi says:

    I would say a little more time on my hair even though I prefer to do my makeup.
    Blend, blend, blend is the way I roll. πŸ˜‰

  224. mrsshukra says:

    Looking for new primer, foundation and brow liner!

  225. Emily says:

    I have a pixie cut so I spend way more time on my make up

  226. Laney says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup. Since I shower (and wash my hair) before bed, my hair routine involves just braiding it while it’s damp, going to bed, then unbraiding in the morning. I can also arrange my hair into an updo in five minutes, and my makeup definitely takes more time than that.

  227. Elen says:

    I would love to be able to wear a true nude lipstick. =( But I have yet to find one that provides the right balance of warmth but still appear more nude/neutral to keep me from looking like blah…

  228. Kate Dotson says:

    I think my patience for blending is inching up, I’m probably about a 6-7 right now. last week I was probably a 2, but then I spent a night playing around with my makeup, and noticed what a difference blending well makes. it’s seriously amazing!

  229. Tiffany says:

    I don’t know if I can wait for Sephora F and F to buy tons of amorepacific stuff! I love their enzyme peel!

  230. Ling says:

    I hate what does the fox say! It’s so stupid and annoying. UGH, and my sister won’t stop singing it. RANT OVER.

  231. Kat Neal says:

    Hey Karen! Have you seen the new Maybelline Color Tattoos for Fall ’13? From swatches I’ve seen online they look GAW-jus! I think they are sold out almost everywhere in the country but luckily my CVS has them. I will be picking up Nude Pink tomorrow. If you manage to get your hands on them, I’d love to hear your opinion!

  232. Sarah GS says:

    I love your give-aways, Karen. Please give your kitty a squish from me!

  233. Alyza Rae says:

    I have ZERO patience for blending, and I’m just not that good at it.
    I always think: oh I should practice blending more…
    And then I just think: all-over lid color WHOOOO! Lol

  234. Jennifer Paisley says:

    I feel like I cannot wear lipstick because I really play up my eyes

  235. Alyssa says:

    I once fainted during a meeting at work in front of the whole office

  236. Danielle P. says:

    definitely my makeup!

  237. Bobbie says:

    Id love to get a clarisonic!

  238. MelodyJ says:

    I bought some nail art supplies and can’t wait to try it out. I have a couple of ideas.

  239. Madelynn says:

    10 on the blending scale! I am very, very patient with blending. It’s so important. I could do it all day – I love everything looking seamless.

  240. Carrie ze says:

    I have been wanting to try false lashes forever, but i havent had the guts to try! I am afraid i will put them on wrong and will fall off inpublic!

  241. Kimberly says:

    I spend the most time doing my makeup since I have big curly hair it actually takes no time to do it just fluff and go…. If I don’t do my makeup I can be finish getting dressed in 10 mins….I always get yelled at by my husband lol….. I always have to get up extra early just so I don’t have to hear him complain…..smh beauty problems lol Γ°ΕΈΛœβ€ž Have a great day!!!!!! 😘

  242. Amy says:

    I love trying out new recipes to make red velvet cakes.

  243. Ceci says:

    Gave myself highlights and a haircut a few days ago πŸ™‚

  244. Kathy says:

    Yeah, i definitely spend more time on makeup too!

  245. Bons says:

    I’m light on makeup so spend more than on hair.

  246. Jennifer says:

    A fashion model tabby
    Hates eyeshadow blending
    Loves makeup forever!

  247. Delaney says:

    I just found my first piece of real makeup I ever bought. I never really used it so it sat around for forever. It was a MAC cream blush. I was out to lunch in NYC with my mother and grandmother and I was instantly drawn to the MAC store so we went in. The makeup artists there were so nice! Even though it was mainly for blush the woman taught me all the different ways I could put it on. I never really used it because every time I did I got teased for wearing makeup, and to be honest it was a really ugly color. But It is such a nice memory!

  248. Leah Giles says:

    I have been loving my Nivea lip butter. It smells soooo good and leaves my lips feeling soft. I definitely spend more time on my makeup!

  249. Ms says:

    I’ve decided I’ll pass on nars blush palette. They are all punks and I ddont have a huge interest in nars blushes anyways.

  250. Sara says:

    I remember one time my Dad took me to SuperCuts for a haircut and they called him my Grandpa. After that he cut off his salt and pepper hair and has been bald ever since. He looks like Walter White.

  251. krystle says:

    i would kill to have all those palettes so pretty!!

  252. Tash B says:

    Blending patience is at about 4! I am way too lazy for my own good!

  253. 1991 July 16 in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany.

  254. Carolyn N. says:

    I’m so sad I didn’t take advantage of the UD F&F sale! I held myself back. πŸ™

  255. a says:

    Definitely spend more time on my makeup.

  256. anissa says:

    more time on hair or makeup? well, not so long ago, i would have had to answer that my shower took longer than hair & makeup both! haha. i am relatively a “newbie” to makeup beyond the bare basics. i am reading blogs and learning more every day. i still have a long way to go, but today was my best makeup day so far! πŸ™‚

  257. Bernice says:

    I’m so fortunate that my hair is so low maintenance so I spend way more time with my makeup

  258. Lynn says:

    I spend a whole lot of more time on my make up. my face is so dry and pimply that i usually end up being a bit late.

  259. Christine says:

    So my comment will be random: in about 2 weeks, I begin my journey back to school to become a hair stylist! I’m a makeup junkie by far and always will be, but this will be something exciting and new, and a career that will follow me wherever I go πŸ™‚

  260. Athena says:

    my fingers are definitely crossed for this contest! i’ve been eying a naked palette, but i definitely don’t want to pay $50!

  261. Barbara says:

    Born April 9 (stubborn Aries!) in Detroit, MI.

  262. Mich says:

    My hair takes no time at all now because I get the japanese thermal straightening. My make up however, yikes.

  263. Kimora says:

    11/2 San Fran!

  264. Jennifer says:

    I spend a quarter of my time in the morning on my hair, the rest of the time its on my makeup!

  265. Clemence says:

    I spend more time on makeup!

  266. Monica says:

    I wish I could wear red lipstick but I feel like it just looks wrong on me!

  267. Evangeline says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas!

  268. lena says:

    what a swwet sight. dads and daughters doing daughter-things are the sweetest. moms and sons doing son-things are lesss emmm interesting?

    i spend an aquavalent of 2 minutes on my hair per day. so yeah, makeup rules!
    lena recently posted … Back to Work: Madame Sarkozy

  269. Cristina says:

    Born in the Philippines!

  270. Cristina says:

    I don’t do my hair, all makeup!

  271. Lucy Nguyen says:

    My hair takes more time than my makeup

  272. marlena says:

    I wish I could pull of shimmery blushes like NARS Orgasm.

  273. I just baked cupcakes. Would you like one? ;D
    Lisa @ MidwestGlam recently posted … October 2013 Birchbox

  274. Catherine Joyal says:

    Love your kooky blogposts Karen, keep it up!!

  275. Linda says:

    I spend waaay more time on my makeup, my hair is curly so I don’t know what else to do to it lol

  276. Rene Groyer says:

    I have had long hair all my life and am dying to cut it short but don’t have the guts.I recently had some layers put in it and its so much better and trendy,but I crave short hair ,what should I do ?Would love a really modern cut even with some shaved bits or even a pixie cut,I think they are super sexy.

  277. Marie says:

    I spend a grand total total of 30 seconds on my hair.
    Spritz. Detangle. Done πŸ™‚

  278. Jennifer says:

    I spend more time on makeup than hair! I get too lazy to do my hair, its already naturally straight so that’s okay.

  279. Maren says:

    I have almost no patience for anything. But it sounds like a nice thing.

  280. Anastasia says:

    hello karen i’m a newbie for makeup world. and yes i love spending time for makeup and styling my hair! for me both makeup and hair styling is important because i want to look gorgeus all the time πŸ˜€

  281. Chanelle (C.M.) says:

    I was a ’91 behbeh

  282. Stacy says:

    I spend more time on makeup, but I wish I didn’t have to spend as much time on my hair. It’s thick, curly, and CRAZY!!!!

  283. Jas Oniana says:

    I have long black straight hair so i spend my time on make up instead.. I dont own any pallete from UD so it would be an early birthday gift of I win. -<3

  284. Riz says:

    I am very impatient while blending, however, i try to make sure i do a job of it… So, i guess…that would be a score of 5-6.. πŸ˜›
    Riz recently posted … Update: Exams Ahead! πŸ™

  285. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen, hv a sunny weekend!

  286. Katsy says:

    I love palettes! I want to collect those Naked palettes πŸ™‚

  287. Jana Ricketts says:

    I was born in August, ’90 in Tennessee <3

  288. Maria J. says:

    I was actually born this Month and My Birthday is Oct. 23rd and My Original Birthplace is Managua, Nicaragua.

  289. Rebecca Cash says:

    Zero patience over here (most of the time)

  290. Jamie says:

    I spend far more time on my makeup. I basically never know what to do with my hair.

  291. Andria L says:

    I have about a 6 in patience when it comes to blending. I do okay but lately my signature look has been black liquid liner, cat eye.. So blending doesn’t happen much with my eyemakeup. Happy Sunday!

  292. Claire T says:

    I have stick straight hair normally so all I do is comb it a bit in the morning. Makeup takes me about 10 minutes to do a basic look.

  293. Frannie says:

    I spend way longer on my make up. I barely do anything to my hair but my make up takes a good 20 minutes.

  294. hira says:

    I have given up on my hair…

  295. Jessica says:

    I was born in Belt, MT on Feb 8th! Love your blog Karen πŸ™‚

  296. irini says:

    I want to start making jewelry!
    irini recently posted … How current trends influence your style

  297. ashley cabell says:

    I can spend about 20 minutes on my hair and have it looking fabulous but it’s my makeup I can spend on hour on and not even realize the time flew by! I am about a 5 or 6 on the scale for blending, I can only spend so much time doing it! I’m a redhead with fair skin so there are lots of makeup palettes I don’t think I can wear but I always find a way to work it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  298. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1976. I think I spend about the same amount of time on my hair and makeup. When I am strapped for time, my makeup is more important to me, I can always put my hair in a ponytail! πŸ™‚

  299. Andrea Amy says:

    I was born in Calgary Alberta Canada in 1973, and I still live here πŸ™‚

  300. MK says:

    I’m pretty lazy with my hair and tend to just throw it up into a bun or ponytail most days, but love to spend time on my makeup.

  301. Sigridur Elfa says:

    OH MY GOD i love this !
    Sephora is not in Iceland but I always stock up when I travel internationally (which is not too often)
    would be SO happy to win this !
    My name is Sigridur Elfa Elidottir, born 1992 in Reykjavik, Iceland

    I Love your blog.

  302. cheridene says:

    I love make-up and have been slowly learning how to use it correctly the only thing that sucks is that the good make-up is always way to expensive on this this side of the world(south africa).I would love to win this giveaway

  303. GB says:

    On my way to Trader Joe’s today!

  304. Laura Carneiro de Azevedo says:

    I’m from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I love makeup. My fave is naked 2 πŸ™‚

  305. Sarah says:

    The amount of time I spend doing my make up totally depends on my mood. I always at least take the time to put mascara on, but sometimes I can take a good half hour on my make up!

  306. Oksana says:

    I really enjoy your daily newsletters and your blog.

  307. Deanna says:

    I feel like I spend more time of my makeup, but getting my hair just right is a process too. Right now I’m obsessed with the Pacifica tinted lip balms. They smell SO GOOD!

  308. Judy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚ I heart Sephora. <3

  309. Tabathia B says:

    My mother and her sister gave birth to my cousin and I onthe same say

  310. Donna says:

    The biggest struggle I have with makeup is trying so hard to make sure my NC37 face does not become darker than my chest/neck/hands over the course of the day.

  311. Amber says:

    10 for blending! Patience is a virtue! And it is all about the blending that makes a look beaut! x

  312. Joana Bento says:

    I was born in 1990, two weeks before christmas!

  313. Courtnie says:

    I spend more time on my hair than makeup.

  314. Silvia M F says:

    Hi i’m from italy! I love makeup but i hate the blending part! I suck in it πŸ™

  315. Jane says:

    Oh Urban Decay!
    Detroit? The motor city?
    Ted Nugent rocks!

    *face palm*
    An actual conversation I had with my husband awhile back, which turns out to be a 5/7/5 haiku.

  316. Kristin says:

    When and where I was born! March 25, 1993 @ Huntington Hospital in Pasadena! πŸ˜€

  317. Debbie Clauer says:

    I spend the most money on eye shadow.

  318. Gail says:

    I am 62 and I love makeup as much as when I was 26…makeup and cooking and dancing are my passions

  319. Ana says:

    I have been really lemming for the new Nars guy bourdin blush palette! can’t wait for sephora friends and family sale!

  320. Rangi says:

    I am a Sri Lankan and most of those high end brands or most of the drugstore brands are not available here… But I’m a huge fan of makeup, and I make use of the little that is available and within my budget. πŸ™‚

  321. dani says:

    Well, maybe I don’t understand the rafflecopter thing, it wouldn’t let me post, but now I feel I must make a comment…
    The most impactful teacher I’ve ever had was a molecular biologist. I was taking her class, when my best friend died. She knew that the girl was in the hospital, dying, and she still insisted I give my presentation. I rocked the hell out of it, put all my energy into the distraction. Later, after my friend had had her funeral and all, I went to see her. She said that my grades were ok, but it was when she saw me present with all my excitement for the material, that she said she knew I belonged in grad school. I had been ready to quit, and run, but despite a personal tragedy, I was able to shine. Her saying that changed everything.

  322. Ann says:

    No patience for blending.

  323. Jody says:

    I spend more time on makeup than hair. I usually just blowdry my hair straight.

  324. Kelsey says:

    Awww…. what a sweet moment you witnessed. I’m terrible at doing hair so I always spend more time on that, I’ve got my in-a-rush makeup routine down pat.

  325. jessica says:

    I was born 1987 in Philadelphia PA.

  326. Sarah says:

    Definitely more time on makeup.

  327. Vineetha says:

    Oh! I spend more time on makeup than hair. hair is usually a 2 min business for me

  328. Nha says:

    The most frustrating thing is to keep my lashes curled all day.

  329. omer bin ziyad says:

    i would love to win this gift card. i really wanna have some branded makeup products which i dont get here in india. hope i get lucky inshallah

  330. Joy says:

    I can be so quick when I really need to be, but when I have extra time to I seem to use it all. I really don’t know where the time goes sometimes.

  331. Jhitomi says:

    Karen loves makeup!
    I don’t know how she finds time
    to play with her cats.

  332. Valentina says:

    Definitely more time on makeup! I need to start practicing with hairstyling though, I’m not really a master :S

  333. michele l says:

    im not really a make-up girl. i worry about my hair more as long as i have my base on im cool. sometimes its fun to put my face on and go out

  334. Sanem says:

    I love make-up but in a scale 1 to 10 at blending I am 2! I love buying and making but I don’t have time to make_up properly cause I always travel.

  335. Loris Ayoub says:

    Your suggestion on commenting are so funny.
    Thanks for this giveaway, I love make up, and I wish I could invest more on buying….not like I am going out too much lately to use it πŸ˜‰

  336. Trude says:

    I think I’m about even when it comes to hair and makeup times, on a regular day. πŸ™‚
    Trude recently posted … October Desktop Background



  338. Kayla says:

    So jealous of all your UD palettes!

  339. Sarina says:

    I love sephora and hope to win! And you’re site is always so helpful and amazing!

  340. Wayne says:

    It’s brisk out now. Pie season!

  341. tawni says:

    I’d love to get those new Dior nail polishes with the classy bottles. So timeless looking.

  342. Lynda says:

    i was born on a friday the 13th in taiwan πŸ˜‰

  343. Janis says:

    I was born in Vermont! πŸ™‚

  344. Sofia says:

    Hi, I’m from Portugal, and i love your blog!

  345. I was born in 1991 in Pittsburgh
    Krystle(Baking Beauty) recently posted … What Makeup Men Like/Hate

  346. Monica says:

    I love the trend of dark berry lips for fall, but feel like I can’t pull it off! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  347. Joanna says:

    I am an 80’s baby born in the beautiful island of St Lucia! I spend more time doing my makeup than my hair. You got to make sure that all is blended well.

  348. Caitlyn S says:

    I am so glad I found your blog! I really enjoy reading it and seeing the pics you provide! And you have awesome giveaways on top of a great blog. What more could a girl ask for? I am always shopping at Ulta and Sephora so the giftcard would come in handy πŸ™‚

  349. Adrienne McElwain says:

    I have been trying to learn how to apply make-up and have spent thousands in the past few years trying different brands and colors. My mother didn’t believe in wearing make-up but since I am now married to a successful business man and find myself at a lot of business meetings, parties, and confrences I have been trying to figure out an entire wardwrobe/makeup/waxing/nails/hairstyles life all at once! It’s overwhelming. Thank goodness for design blogs!

  350. Lyric Andersen says:

    I was born and raised in a small town called Port Alberni in British Columbia in 1997:) I think I spend more time on my makeup because I always wash and style my hair the night before which makes it much easier to style in the morning!

  351. Jenny says:

    More time with this crazy hair of mine! πŸ™‚

  352. Adi says:

    I can’t do hair for the life of me….

  353. Ruby says:

    I absolutely love the kitty theme of your blog! I love kitties!!

  354. Joelle says:

    It’s my first time visiting your blog and sadly my last as your pop up ads are way too intrusive and frustrating. Just my two cents for what it’s worth.

  355. jess says:

    born in Fridley, MN at Unity hospital.

    patience for blending, a 4? I do it when I’m doing an elaborate eye look but nowadays I mostly just rock black eyeliner and a highlight eyeshadow. no blending needed!

    makeup is my passion, makeup is my hobby
    I do my makeup with red lips and black lashes
    but prefer to do my friends in smokey eyes and fake mustaches
    halloween is a makeup treat from cleopatra to a zombie
    makeup is my passion, makeup is my favorite hobby

  356. EmilyIsgro says:

    I love your blog!! πŸ™‚ Your makeup looks are always super pretty.

  357. Celena Clause says:

    Spend way more time on my makeup, with my job my hair’s always up so I generally spend all my time on my makeup

  358. Laura Case says:

    I have about a 4 on the scale of patience for blending. I would like to get better with that.

  359. noemii says:

    my manager is promoting me to assistant manager..but that means one of my coworkers, who is also a friend of mine, is being demoted. It’s so awkward -_-

  360. Tatiana says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than hair. Having short, fine hair, I just put in some heat protecting volume spray and give it a quick go with the blow dryer. I have about a level 5 tolerance for blending and that’s why I spend more time on my makeup. It just takes me more time to get it looking even and balanced,

  361. Destinee says:

    I really have been loving the fall and fall colors and yeah c:

  362. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I was born and grew up on Long Island, NY. I think I spend an equal amount of time on hair and makeup.

  363. Rachel says:

    happy Sunday to all! i’m wearing the milani shadow stick today, and i think it’s pretty awesome!

  364. Vanessa F says:

    I have short, pretty straight hair, so I definitely spend more time on my make up.

  365. Jennifer says:

    I’m in love with your new hair color! Definitely some inspiration for my upcoming hair appoitment!

  366. Jordi Griell Barnes says:

    I spend less time on my make up unless it is for a special ocassion.

  367. Andrea Darst says:

    My husband and our daughter have an amazing relationship… I often remind them how lucky they are…I wish I’d had a father like him!!

  368. Maggie says:

    I spend way more time on makeup than I do hair in the morning. Normally, I just pull my hair back for work.

  369. Tara says:

    I probably spend more time on makeup if I am trying a new look!

  370. Ilianaa says:

    kittens πŸ˜€

  371. Sylvia says:

    Right now I’m listening to my elderly dog snore.

  372. Michelle says:

    Hi Karen,

    I was born in ’82 in the beautiful big apple. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  373. Catherine says:

    I wish it was easier to find better vegan blending brushes. I have no patience at all!

  374. barbara says:

    thank you for the giveaway!

  375. Peta says:

    Hi! I was born in 1990 in Canberra, Australia πŸ™‚ and I spend more time on my makeup than my hair, although I wish I had the time to curl my hair each day though.

  376. lesleyk says:

    Laredo, Texas, January 1977

  377. Chelsea says:

    I’d love to have some curls or waves!

  378. Petunia says:

    Is it wrong to watch The Hobbit twice in one day? Sure hope not.

  379. Jordi says:

    On a daily basis, I definitely spend more time on my makeup. Overall, though, once I count time coloring, maybe the hair is pretty close.

  380. Caitlin Tazzer says:

    Makeup daily should take 5 minutes. Actually takes 20

  381. MannaB says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than my hair, but that probably has to do with the fact that it’s only 3/4″ long πŸ˜‰

  382. Annie says:

    Sadly, my patience for blending is at most a 2. I start to work on it, and then just put the brush down and say “eh, close enough”

  383. brittany says:

    im a big mbb fan!

  384. Annie says:

    love the new UD pack!

  385. Stephanie says:

    I wish I knew all the tips and tricks for cool makeup that you do. Seems like another really interesting art form to consider and have fun with!

  386. Krutika says:

    Born October 3rd, Hyderabad!

  387. Melinda L. says:

    I spend a lot more time on makeup and on my hair…only because my hair is fairly maintenance free and doesn’t allow me to do much with it

  388. Anna says:

    My hair went to Locks of Love… So that means more time for makeup!

  389. Kelsey says:

    Born in 1986 in Seattle,Washington…..not very exciting at all.

  390. step says:

    I spend more time on my makeup. I usually throw some pomade in my hair and leave it at that.

  391. Oby Grace says:

    I love Sephora!!!
    Oby Grace

  392. Maple says:

    I love the Urban Decay Anniversary palette, but I don’t think I can pull off those bright colors!

  393. Pamela D. says:

    Yawn. Wake up. Morning..
    Swipe on Clinque mascara,
    Some blush. Out the door!

  394. Louise says:

    I spend more time on my hair =| it’s unruly

  395. Bethany says:

    I’d love to be able to wear a wider variety of lipstick shades. Unfortunately, my teeth are a little yellow, and many colors make them look worse πŸ™

  396. christine says:

    I definitely spend more time on makeup but I’d rate my blending as a 5-ish. But in my defense, my bathroom lighting is terrible.

  397. mamotts says:

    I remember sneaking in and trying all my moms lipsticks- remembering when the tubes were works of art

  398. Christine says:

    OMG, NEED SO MUCH THIS 50$, because I need moooooar makeup!! AND YOUR BLOG IS WAY TOO AWESOME!

  399. Mackenzie says:

    I would love to pick up some of the sephora and tarte holiday collections for my family (and me!)

  400. bree says:

    def spend more time on makeup: skin prep, primer, skin makeup and blush plus eye makeup, lipstick might just be gloss, because i have short hair easy only a couple ways to style it

  401. Nicole Stanford says:

    I have such a huge sephora online bag right now!, Thank you again for the amazing site!

  402. zeppelin says:

    been dying to have UD cosmetics! hope i will win!

  403. Magdalena says:

    I’m obsessed with pumpkin: latte, muffins…

  404. kayla presutti says:

    when I was a freshmen in college I had a professor who put a quote on the board on the first day of class that read “when the winds of life is pushing you back, THATS when you push forward the hardest.” I remember sitting in my psychology class and at that moment those exact words are what I needed to hear to keep moving forward.

  405. Kay says:

    I love seeing happy families together. Hopefully she liked her new hair cut.

  406. Joy says:

    Ohh! So excited! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  407. Emily says:

    I’m still trying to perfect a smoky eye. One day!

  408. Jen says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than my hair. I won’t spend more than one minute on my hair, but I’ll spend like 20 minutes on my makeup. πŸ™‚

  409. Arizona says:

    That picture. Amazing. Also, your cat is adorable.

  410. Aida says:

    January 1979, Romania πŸ™‚

  411. Carrie Hughes Copeland says:

    Whenever you were little did you ever hide inside the round clothing racks at Walmart or any clothing store? I DID!! heee heeeeee =D

  412. Jamie says:

    I can’t think of any products I feel I can’t wear (unless it’s due to the price, lol). But a trend I just can’t make work is a cut crease. Due to my hooded eyes (that are MORE hooded in the center, if that makes sense), a cut crease is either invisible or weird-looking. Le sigh.

  413. Thu says:

    I wish I could wear eye primers but I’m allergic to the ones I’ve tried so far (UD, Too Faced) and now am too scared to try others!

  414. Jesse Mhel Baldoria says:

    I wish I could get more creative with my makeup lately but because of work I can’t have any noticeable makeup at all):

  415. roz says:

    I definitely spend more time on my hair than my makeup.

  416. Mamta Singh says:

    I hate hate that there are certain things that you cant order to fiji, eg Forever 21

  417. Fay. H. says:

    It takes me over an hour to do my make up on days when I have a special event. But it’s not like I’m doing anything special with my makeup? Must be a way to cut back on time…

  418. Chelsea says:

    When and where were you born?
    Ann Arbor in 1995
    What was the funniest thing that ever happened at work?
    I work at a hotel, funny things happen here on a daily basis. You get to meet some really strange characters from all over the world. My favorite moment though was when a guest from England said “Cheers” to me after I said “Have a nice day!” It honestly made my life. lol
    Write a haiku about makeup.
    I really wish I remembered how, but alas, I do not.
    Was there a teacher who had a particularly strong influence on your life?
    Hmm, there have been a few, I would say my fifth grade teacher. She’s the one who inspired me to write because she always told me how good I was.
    Do you spend more time on your hair or makeup?
    It depends on the day, but usually my makeup. I really wish I had the hair for some awesome hair dos, but it’s limp as a noodle. πŸ™
    Are there any popular makeup products you wish you could wear but feel like you canÒ€ℒt?
    There are a lot, but mostly because I have wine taste and a beer budget. Doesn’t everyone though? haha
    On a scale of 1-10, whatÒ€ℒs your patience for blending (10 being super patient)?
    I would say on a good day it’s a seven. Blending and I are only mutual acquaintances because I procrastinate and get ready at the last minute all the time.

  419. Kelly Commerford says:

    I was born in Hollywood, FL in 1981.

  420. Tiffany says:

    I spend more time on my makeup.. and it’s not even that long haha. The only thing I do to my hair is SOMETIMES fix my bangs with a flat iron

  421. Sue says:

    I feel like I can’t wear eyeshadow.

  422. mary says:

    Wonderful story!

  423. Anne Consolacion says:

    I really want Naked 2 but I think the shimmery cool shades will not work with my skin tone and will make the wrinkles in my eyes stand out.

  424. anna says:

    Ha, I´m THE most unimpatient person ever. So I´d give myself a 1.. πŸ˜€

  425. Shev says:

    I am super, super patient when it comes to blending! I like seeing the visible lines disappear so I give myself a 10!

  426. Sarah says:

    I was born in 1997 in Seoul, South Korea πŸ™‚
    I consider myself pretty patient when it comes to blending my eyeshadow because I hate it there are harsh lines so I would give myself a 8!
    thank you for the giveaway!

  427. Maria Therese says:

    I’ve done all of the above πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll get lucky and get a early birthday gift since my birthday is in a month? I’ve recently fallen head over heals for Urban Decay after a trip To London wouldn’t mind getting some more Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯

  428. Supriya says:

    I was born in Hyderabad (India) back in 1981 and came to US when I was 1 πŸ™‚

  429. Ivana Jankovic says:

    I would like to have NAKED palette… I don’t have any palette, just single aye shadows…

  430. Luciana Lima says:

    Born in San Jose – CA

  431. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I was born in Greenville, SC and have lived here my entire life. My parents still live in the same house they bought when I was 8 months old in 1977.

  432. Rachel P says:

    Here is my makeup haiku:

    A new tube of gloss
    The sweep of my blending brush
    Small but wondrous joys

    And I was born in Petoskey, Michigan, although I am technically from the next town over (Harbor Springs) and still live there to this day!

  433. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I always wear my hair up. I have really thick and curly hair but recently I straightened it and I found now that its longer and its my natural hair color it is much more manageable and shinier so that makes me happy.

  434. Ruchita says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup. Luckily, my hair does not take that long to style.

  435. Samantha L. says:

    I’ve never worn false eyelashes but I would love to try some. I like Sephora but I get really intimidated at the store so I usually buy online.

  436. Jaja says:

    I’m from the Philippines and I love makeup!!!

  437. Rina says:

    Definitely more time on makeup. I just wash, finger comb, and go πŸ™‚

  438. Janea says:

    Definitely the hair. I’ve only recently gotten into makeup. But my hair, I’m always trying to find better products to suit my hair type and on mornings I have to do other things a bit earlier so I can sort out my hair and have it looking nice and still be on time.

  439. MJ says:

    I spend more time on my makeup FOR SURE. I feel like I can spend all the time in the world on my hair but it just looks incomplete if my makeup isn’t flawless…especially foundation, bronzer, and blush.

  440. Nika says:

    I never know what to do with my hair! It’s always just straight down or up in a pony tail. Quite dull, really.

  441. jacque says:

    My days of unemployment may be coming to an end. This would be a great way to celebrate πŸ™‚

  442. Darlene says:

    Have a beautiful day:)

  443. Jenny Williamson says:

    My first makeup experience was with my mother. For my 16th birthday she took me to a Clinique counter at Macy’s. She bought 3 step skin care set and told me how to take care of my skin. Being Korean your skin is everything to female. Now I’m 34 and I can’t wait to share all my makeup secrets with my daughter.

  444. Mykeshia says:

    I should thank my Biology teacher in high school for inspiring me to study science.

  445. katherine says:

    I wish I could wear red lipstick but everytime I try it on I feel like a clown

  446. Bruna Souza says:

    LOVE your blog. I’m a cat person, so Tabs got me hooked (he’s stealing your thunder, lol).
    I don’t have any patience with my hair, but makeup can take from 10 minutes to over 1 hour..

  447. Katrina says:

    I was in Chicago over the weekend for a Bachelorette party – talk about makeup galore!

  448. I was born in California, on Travis Air Force Base right outside Sacramento California. Thanks for providing such an amazing giveaway!!!
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  449. Jacqueline says:

    I think my Sookie cat and Tabs might be related? Sookie is still working on her “blue steel” look. I think she’ll have calls coming in soon ; ) Gucci, here we come!!
    They don’t call it a cat walk for nothing!

  450. Jamie C. says:

    I feel that UD’s Naked 2 Palette colors are gorgeous, but don’t think I can pull them off because how cool toned the colors are.

  451. Melissa says:

    Growing up I always had very long fine hair which meant I stuck it in a ponytail all the time. Just got it chopped off this morning into a very short pixie! Can’t wait to not have to spend so long drying it!

  452. Megan says:

    I spend more time on my makeup. I usually either let my hair air dry or put it in a ponytail.

  453. Diane says:

    I was born on a Naval base in 1978.

  454. MARIE says:

    I was born in Lima, Perú, on August 1986 πŸ™‚

  455. Pamela says:

    I flip-flop between being obsessed with hair and makeup. There’s only so many hours in a day. Maybe you can do more posts on hair products (I’m trying several new hair masks right now).

  456. Sun says:

    My high school English teacher, Ms. Sera, was a big influence in my life. She convinced me to join the Speech Club, something I would have never done without her encouragement. I learned so much about myself; I’ll always remember Ms. Sera.

  457. Liz Healy says:

    I was born in 1987 in Seoul, SK! Grew up a New Yorker, though… and now married to a Cali guy living out on the west coast (talk about an identity crisis!). Needless to say, I LOVE traveling πŸ™‚ Hehe. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Karen. Love this blog so much! <3

  458. rabia akhter says:

    I was born in 1990 , Pakistan , Karachi
    I spend more time on my makeup than on my hair
    My school teacher sir ejaz was a big influence in my life he was every time motivate me πŸ™‚

  459. Xania Morais says:

    Red lipsticks! I freak out whenever I see myself in the mirror with dark-colored lipsticks, I find it unnatural for my face… πŸ™ Maybe one day when I’m 40-something, I hope I can carry it off by then.

  460. myriam says:

    I was born in Laval, quebec, canada.. and my music teacher in high school he helped me get through a really rough patch by just listening to me and encouraging me to report my situation to my school director which understood the fact I couldn’t go to school so often and made me pass my exams at the end of the year so I could have my high-school diploma.. if it wasn’t for that teacher I wouldn’t have tell my director and I wouldn’t have had my diploma..

  461. anastasia k says:

    i spend more time for my hair

  462. Ruth says:

    I was born in Belgium in 1973.

  463. boo says:

    I spend more time on my hair because it is long and doing anything to it takes a while. I am pretty low maintenance with regard to makeup.

  464. Emily says:

    Well, I am a stylist. I have always been a happy type. Minimal makeup, easy hair. Basically everything that isn’t a professional stylist/colorist. I recently started at a new salon. And I have been sucking into the never ending hole that is eyeshadow, lipstick, and mascara!! Never knowing how to use makeup made me not want to use it. Now that i know how, i attach a makeup service onto almost every client i have!! Love it!!

  465. Katherine says:

    I have had several teachers who have impacted my life – my high school Latin teacher, my master’s advisor, and others. I feel very lucky ot have had such great teachers.

  466. Kim says:

    Kitten update! We’re still not 100% settled on a name for the poor guy but he’s socializing well. He’s running up to us and snuggling and purring up a storm. The 3 gray gals are keeping a safe distance and doing a bit of hissing/backing away, but that’s to be expected. We hope he’ll be able to be out and about full-time within the week. For now, it’s just short stints to get everyone used to each other, then he’s back in his room to decompress. πŸ™‚

  467. Tracy K. says:

    i definitely spend more time on makeup than my hair

  468. Tricia says:

    About to read the second book in the Broken Empire series

  469. Briana says:

    I used to love going with my dad to the barber shop when I was a kid. It was a neat place and felt like the old days

  470. Christina says:

    I always tell myself that I don’t need to buy anymore makeup. But somehow I always manage to end up at a sephora or Ulta when I’m out.

  471. Mallory B says:

    I was lucky enough to have a few teachers who shaped who I am. My 5th grade teacher was the first – he made us give oral reports weekly and recite things like the Gettysburg Address and preamble to the Constitution. First of all, it helped me memorize things, which was awesome for me when it came to drama club in high school. And secondly, more importantly, any anxiety I may have had about speaking in public or being in the spotlight went completely out the window. I enjoy public speaking now and love being the center of attention πŸ˜‰

  472. Ravyn says:

    I was born in The Bahamas in 1992

  473. Stephanie Ann says:

    I was born in May, in North Carolina

  474. Rachel says:

    I spend a lot more time on my makeup than I do on my hair. My fave makeup brand is Benefit! Their makeup line is great! πŸ™‚

  475. Laura says:

    I ain’t got time to blend!

  476. Liat says:

    My second grade teacher was one of the most important people to me ever

  477. Jodi says:

    More time tends to be spent on make-up over hair but even that isn’t that much time.

  478. Michelle Teixeira says:

    I am an eighty’s child from southern California! I just thought that I’d answer a suggested question because my mind is a bit blank today.

  479. Chelsea says:

    I definitely spend more time on makeup, whether I like it or not!

  480. Aldina Rafael says:

    I’m born in Lisbon, Portugal πŸ™‚

  481. Christina Y. says:

    I definitely spend way more time on my makeup. (:

  482. Jemma says:

    I definitely spend more time on my makeup — maybe ten minutes — than my hair, which I just usually brush and pin back. But then, my routine is pretty simple.

  483. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    • Liz says:

      I know this is going to sound weird, but despite doing full makeup pretty much every day, I don’t do anything to my hair. No product, no blow dry, nothing. Just wash and comb.

  484. Liz says:

    I know it’ll sound strange, but despite doing full makeup pretty much every day, I Don’t do anything to my hair except wash and comb it. No product, no blow dry, nothing.

  485. Liz says:

    I know this is going to sound weird, but despite doing full makeup pretty much every day, I don’t do anything to my hair. No product, no blow dry, nothing. Just wash and comb.

  486. Ashley Aimi says:

    Love this giveaway! Especially now that it is fall there are so many new trends to try!!!! I love neutrals and a bold lip stick!

  487. Amanda says:

    I have been trying so hard to reduce the time that it takes me to apply my makeup, but I just love taking my time and experimenting!

  488. Kelli H says:

    I spend more time on my makeup than I do on my hair. I just brush my hair and don’t do much more than that. I spend a lot of time on my makeup.

  489. Julia says:

    I was born in 1991 in Toronto, Canada!
    I definitely spend waay more time on makeup than hair, more often than not I run out of time to do anything with my hair, so it is either a mess or pulled up.
    I really wish I could pull off a red lip, but I have yet to find the right one!

  490. Christina says:

    I was born in 1991 in beautiful Barbados!! I spend more time on my make up for sure. My hair never turns out how I would like, so I always leave it until last and rush through the door with it half presentable lol!

  491. Haley b says:

    I spend more time on makeup. But I have very easy stick straight hair!

  492. Irene says:

    I feel I can’t wear bright lips shades. I’d like to but am more conservative.

  493. I was born on August 31st in Milwaukee, WI.
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  494. Rosemarie says:

    Aw,that’s such a sweet story about that father and daughter. πŸ™‚ Thanks as always for the giveaway-I hope to win one day!

  495. Liz says:

    Oddly enough, despite wearing full makeup most days, I don’t do squat to my hair other than wash and comb. No product, no bow dry, nothing.

  496. lexi says:

    I just was in Sephora today and saw so much that I wanted to buy!

  497. Telma says:

    I hope this makes it

  498. Jenna D says:

    I spend more time on my makeup, my hair is short so there really isnt much to do to it.

  499. Christina C. says:

    I always tell myself that I don’t need anymore makeup…but I always end up at a Sephora.

  500. Brooke says:

    I spend waaay more time on my makeup!! My hair just annoys me (I have ridiculous hair) so usually I just throw it in a ponytail or bun =P

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