Comment to Win a $50 eGift Card From MAC! (Ends Monday)

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Good morning, sweet girl (and boys). I’m sitting here with a rumbly tummy, which I never do on Saturday mornings, because I am trying to get out of the house ASAP, and I’m running a little late.

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I’m going to another one of those Sephora classes at the store down the street, this one called Correct and Conceal, which sounds right up my alley.

I hope you had a fun Friday night. Yes, I did end up playing that D&D-ish game with El Hub, and you know what? I was entertained. I did not totally hate it, and El Hub was really good at being, I guess, the game master and telling a story.

Who knew? That man surprises me every day.

My character is a 17-year-old girl named Bijou, and when I told El Hub that’s what I wanted to name her, he said, “You really want to name this girl Bijou?” and I said, “Yes, her name is Bijou.” And she has a winged cat with navy blue feathers.

Of course. Of course she does. 🙂

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

$50 MAC eGIFT CARD

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Best work party ever?
    • How often do you wear waterproof makeup?
    • A boring yet necessary beauty essential?
    • Have you ever seen a mirage?
    • What are your lucky numbers?
    • A product you’re currently lusting after?
  • One entry per person.
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. I just got back from a week in Andalusia and have the post-vacation blues, but reading your blog is cheering me up 🙂
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  2. Laura says:

    I am currently lusting after Guerlain’s enchanted meteorites.

  3. Krissy says:

    I wear a waterproofing topcoat on my lashed everyday

  4. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, hope you have fun at the Sephora class!

    You already know that but I always use a waterproof mascara!
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  5. Elena says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup! I find waterproof mascara is hard to remove, and usually regular formula works just fine for me!

  6. JackieC says:

    I am currently lusting after the new Christian Louboutin lipstick. I absolutely cannot wait to save up enough money to get it!

  7. kathy says:

    Happy Saturday! I am currently lusting after the Nudestix pencils! I haven’t tried any but really want to

  8. Lauren Wieland says:

    There’s several products I’m currently lusting after, number one being marc jacobs new foundation. I still have yet to pull the $55 trigger.

  9. LIZZY says:

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential is FACE PRIMER!
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  10. Lydia says:

    I wear waterproof makeup every time I put on makeup! The humidity here in Texas does not bode well for my face with anything but!

  11. Eileen says:

    I can’t stop ordering Colour Pop eyeshadows!

  12. lena says:

    i never wear waterproof makeup, it’s too hard to remove

  13. Kalene says:

    Hi Karen! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the new MAC foundation! When I went in the other day they had it out and the girl I spoke with said she loved it!

  14. Jessica says:

    I’m lusting after the water-proof pro-longwear foundation.. Heard so many good things about it

  15. wendy browne says:

    I never wear waterproof mascara as it’s so difficult to remove. I’d rather touch up smudges versus lose lashes trying to get it off.

  16. Tiffanie says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your class!

  17. Alyssia says:

    I’ve been lusting after the Dior polish in Miroir and few pieces from the Chanel Fall Collection. I plan on hitting up my local Macys to eye the items in person, once my chunk nugget falls asleep. 🙂 <3

  18. Kristy says:

    My lucky numbers are 4 and 27, really because that’s my birthday 🙂

  19. Nabel says:

    I just picked up my free Sephora b-day gift and I love it! 🙂

  20. Lyse Davitt says:

    I wear waterproof mascara on my lower lashes every day.

  21. Emily says:

    I used to always wear waterproof mascara thinking I needed it to keep it from smudging. I recently realized that my lids can get so oily during the day that they were dissolving the waterproof mascara making it smudge. Now I use regular, and don’t have a problem.

  22. Dawn says:

    Concealer is the most boring but essential beauty product. So unglamorous but absolutely necessary.

  23. Marilyn says:

    Right now I really want the Paul & Joe cat lipstick & cat case but I can’t find an online retailer that has both in stock. Shipping makes it too expensive to piece together.

  24. Kayla G says:

    My lucky number is 13, it’s the day I was born. I’m currently lusting after the MAC Guo Pei collection, I can’t wait until it’s released! The packaging and the colors are so gorgeous.

  25. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I always wear waterproof mascara, it’s the only way to keep them curled.

  26. Kiyanna says:

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup? Almost everyday, The new Mac waterproof Nourishing Foundation but I am using as a concealer.

    What are your lucky numbers? 810 my Birthday!!

    A product you’re currently lusting after? All the upcoming holiday palette’s Mac, Kat Von D, Urban Decay, etc…

  27. ERIN R says:

    I AM LUSTING AFTER ANY MAKE-UP, I AM 43 AND JUST STARTED WEARING MAKE-UP AND HOPE TO GET BACK INTO DATING AFTER BEING DIVORCED FOR 14 YEARS!!!! SO NOW I AM SO OBSESSED WITH LEARNING HOW TO WEAR MAKEUP THAT LOOKS PROPER ON MY SO HIPPIE NATURAL NORMAL LOOK!

  28. Sara says:

    I’m lusting after a bunch of indie nail polishes. If only shipping weren’t so expensive!

  29. Aviva says:

    I desperately want the film star bronze and glow from Charlotte Tilbury!

  30. Rachel R. says:

    Best work party ever: This was about 19 years ago, but it was the party to celebrate my husband’s place of work’s 50th anniversary. At the time, it was a major employer, so it was a huge blowout. Exhibits, tons of amazing food, wine, beer, soft drinks, a bunch of freebies, and a Smokey Robinson concert for entertainment. Plus, Governor Kitzhaber nearly stepped on me. LMAO The wine made me nauseous, so I couldn’t drink any. It turned out I was pregnant with son #2.

  31. Nicole says:

    I’m in lust with the upcoming MACNIFICENT, collection especially the single eyeshadows my brushes are screaming for them♡♡, congratulations on the little bun (:

  32. Laurinha says:

    The only waterproof beauty stuff I frequently wear is a nude pencil on my water line…

  33. Amy says:

    Setting spray; it’s not particularly exciting, but I couldn’t live without it!

  34. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I really want to take that Correct & Conceal class too.
    My lucky numbers? 7 & 11!

  35. Nicole says:

    I’m currently lusting after the new holiday Hourglass palette and the UD Vice 4.

  36. Sarah Sq. says:

    I’m currently lusting after the new Guerlain holiday collection I’ve seen pics of on IG!

  37. susan smoaks says:

    i only wear makeup for special occasions and when i want to make my husband smile extra big.

  38. Jessie C. says:

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential to me is shea butter.

  39. Heather G says:

    I’m lusting a ton of the Anastasia single shadows >_<

  40. Maria says:

    I am a make-up-A-Holic! I love Sephora, Ulta and MAC! And a nail polish addict! I love my stuff!

  41. Lola says:

    I am lusting hardcore over the Kat Von D Monarch palette. It is full of warm eyeshadow goodness!

  42. Virginia says:

    Concealer is boring and not exciting, but it really brightens up the face.

  43. Alicia says:

    I never wear waterproof make up, but am not starting my hunt for the best of the best in waterproof make up for my wedding next October. I’m a crier so I need the heavy duty stuff.

  44. JudithB says:

    Best work party was a scavenger hunt at the mall. We collected items such as build a bear heart, eye glass holder, picture with business attire on, a sample of fudge stuff like that. It was awesome.

  45. Steffinie says:

    I never wore much waterproof makeup before, but I recently tried a waterproof mascara and I love it. It holds my curl all day so my lashes don’t go limp, plus it actually lasts and just looks better overall!

  46. Cris says:

    I really want to buy a professional camera.

  47. Ximena says:

    I’m currently lusting over all the Audacious lippies!! I know that If I buy one, I’ll want them alllll! I’m on a bit of a lip frenzy lately!

  48. Trillina Palemi says:

    never seen a mirage 🙂

  49. Renu says:

    I’m lusting after a tom ford perfume…

  50. Crystaldawn says:

    My boring yet essential beauty care item is..mineral spf,it helps keep my roceacea calm…used to wear waterproof mascara all the time till i relized it was making my lashes dry&break off once i switched to regular mascara my lashes got fuller . occasionally i wear it but its mabey once or twise a month&then i use ponds cold cream to remove it.

  51. brenda disimone says:

    I love zoya 3 in 1 nail polish remover it smells good and it doesnt harm your nail beds with chemicals it conditions it !

  52. Juvy says:

    My son just had his first soccer game and his team won when
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  53. Regina M says:

    Currently I am lusting over the MAC MACnificent Me collection that will launch in October, especially the Shade & Sculpt Powder duos in the collection! I have been wanting to get some of the shade and sculpt powders for awhile now so now that they are releasing the duos I am so excited I even set alarms in my phone!

    Also, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipsticks! I ordered two and I can’t wait for them to get here!! I’ve been wanting these since they released in the UK last year!

  54. Facial moisturizer most be the most boring product in my beauty regime. There’s no color, hardly a scent, no shimmer. Sure it gives me sun protection and fights wrinkles, but I like my beauty products to flaunt itself like a peacock’s feathers.

  55. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen!!
    I’ve been so obsessed with lipsticks!! I just want to own every single MAC lipstick and all other lipsticks of every other brand. I can’t wait to get these braces off my teeth so that I can actually wear all my lipsticks. I’ve been a little self conscious about wearing lipsticks with these hideous braces. One of my elementary school students told me, “I didn’t know that adults can wear braces.” LOL!!
    Have a good day!

  56. Chelsea Amanda says:

    I want a winged cat with blue feathers. Black eyeliner is a necessity to me. I get tired of it but I must have some available.

  57. Melinda says:

    Karen I am so happy to hear that you are expecting!!!!! What a wonderful precious gift you are experiencing. One product that I am lusting after is the stone lipstick by dose of colors that will be available again at the end of the month.

  58. Lisa Brown says:

    I am lusting after the holiday hourglass ambient palette.

  59. Jessi says:

    I am currently enamored by louboutin lipstick but it’s so expensive! :'(

    As for waterproof makeup, I have fair dry skin so it usually refuses to come off and leaves me looking like a clown. I much prefer easy to remove formulas.

  60. BB says:

    I skimmed the last few paragraphs and assumed you want to name your daughter Bijou? Non?

  61. Icequeen81 says:

    A product you’re currently lusting after?

    It will sure sound’s weird, but I am looking for a good black nail polish

    Ultra black, glossy, cruelty-free, with the least chemicals. I was looking for china glaze which has wat I am looking for.

    but the only store that has it on our island is not selling the brand anymore.

  62. sw says:

    Pecan pie is one of my favorite pies cant wait for autumn

  63. Deanna says:

    I am lusting after Viktor & Rolf’s Bonbon perfume.

  64. nat ogu says:

    a boring yet necessary beauty essential for me is lip scrub , not very exciting but it HAS to get the job done and be done fairly routinely or my matte liquid lipsticks are hellish looking

  65. Leona says:

    Lusting after the Hourglass Ambient Palette for this holiday season

  66. nicolthepickle says:

    I would like a Marcelle eyeshadow. I used to have one and it was lovely.

  67. Marina Grigório says:

    I can not comment on anything, except how much you are beautiful Pregnant !! Congraaats! <3

  68. Jennifer Fredericks says:

    I never use waterproof makeup but probably should (especially mascara)! I am currently lusting after MAC Velvet Teddy and Nippon lipstick which I would buy with this gift if I won!!! 🙂

  69. Debora Brezoi says:

    I do not wear a lot of makeup waterproof. Ot because ots harder to clean it lol. And a beauty product i lust for now is MAC Fix +

  70. rashmi says:

    First of all congratulations once again Karen to you and your hubby .. you will be the most loving and caring and doting mom I would say and funny at the same time 🙂

    Its easy for us to loose our temper on kids and that is what I have been trying to control these days …. all frustration vent out on kids no matter how hard I try , really stressful phase and am sure I will come over this 🙂
    keep up the good work , be safe and happy and cheerful and positive and tension free

    Hoping to win yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    another brush would be added if I win
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  71. Miriam M says:

    Lucky #9

  72. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen, I am currently lusting after the MAC Vamplify Gloss in either Anything But Demure or Hyper-Fabulous. I haven’t been able to get to the store since the launch to swatch them. Also would love to try out the new Too Faced Love Blush in Baby Love, looks like the perfect neutral for my olive skin. Really don’t need more blush or lipgloss but who’s counting right?

  73. Ashleigh says:

    Hi Karen!
    I’m currently lusting after that holiday Hourglass palette! So pretty!

  74. Lesia says:

    We seem to be tag teaming our Sephora classes. I am going to the Correct and Conceal one tomorrow. I like to go to the classes on Sundays. The Sephora stores are always calmer. Have fun at yours.

  75. Boring but essential beauty product: nail clips.

  76. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I am lusting after the Anastasia Contour Kit !

  77. HIlary says:

    It’s not a product but I’m currently lusting for ALL the fall clothes. Especially JCrew! I’m in the south and probably have another two months until cooler weather but a girl can dream!

  78. Will there be more adventures for Bijou and her cat ? Or did you finish the story in just one setting?
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  79. Miki says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup because I hate how difficult it is to remove!
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  80. Chelsea says:

    Eyeshadow Primer is unglamorous, but an absolute necessity. I’m lusting after the accompanying lotion for my Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet perfume.

  81. Windie says:

    Having a birthday. As of yet, no plans. Although, I get to celebrate with my 14 month old baby.

  82. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen,

    Happy Saturday. The product that I’m currently interested in getting is the new Hourglass ambient highlighters. They’re all so beautiful.

  83. Daniela says:

    a couple of years ago we had a James Bond themed christmas party, everyone was dressed up, the guys were wearing smokings, the ladies cocktail dresses, it was very stylish

  84. Mary W says:

    I agree with other posters. You make a beautiful maternity model. I am lusting after some new perfume. Something sultry, sandalwoody, patchouli scented but just have not found THE one yet. Still looking.

  85. Carissa says:

    I wear waterproof mascara daily because it holds the curl better.

  86. Emily says:

    A boring, yet, necessary beauty essential is moisturizer. I always put it on before my foundation!

  87. COVALIU ANDREEA MONICA says:

    My lucky number is 6

  88. Annie says:

    Currently i’m lusting over mac’s whirl lipstick 🙂

  89. FIONA says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My most boring, yet absolutely essential, beauty item is my Anastasia clear brow gel. Nothing can tame the brows like this product. I use it every day and find that my feisty eyebrow hairs stay in line and on point. Bow down to the godly silver tube.

  90. Anastassia says:

    Hi Karen. Have a nice weekend.

  91. Emily C says:

    I have been lusting over Laura Mercier’s Eye Art Artist’s Palette since it first came out. Those purple shades are to die for!

  92. Lynn T. says:

    I currently lusting after Sunday Reilly Luna Oil, with all i have to buy this fall i don’t have extra cash to purchase it, but i’ll will put it on my Christmas wish list.

  93. Julie L says:

    It is cold and rainy here, so I plan to not leave my bed this weekend. My cat and I will snuggle, eat pizza, and watch Netflix!

  94. Linda says:

    One day while driving I saw a horse standing on a hill with a beam of sunlight shining down. From the angle I saw I swear it was a unicorn.

  95. Susan P. says:

    It looks like you had fun at the MAC store in San Francisco! We had such a great time when we visited SF years ago. I want to go back and visit again.

  96. Dani says:

    I live on the face of the sun, so I wear waterproof mascara whenever I wear mascara.

  97. Deborah says:

    Because my lashes are too straight when I use eyelash curler, so they don’t fall, I can only use waterproof mascara

  98. Susan Bender says:

    Xmas party at the Detroit Zoo. It was amazing!

  99. Love!!! Waterproof Makeup, allways used in my Job, Party, social events so.. shopping ! I have good remove makeup. Ready!!!

  100. Kellie says:

    I want to take one of those sephora classes! Looks so fun!

  101. gina B. says:

    I used to wear waterproof mascara but since I found the MAC zoom lash – I just switched and also the Chanel. I’m currently using two different ones.. and love them both.

  102. Kathy T says:

    I wear waterproof mascara every time I wear makeup because my lashes won’t hold a curl otherwise 🙁

  103. Kellie says:

    Have a great time at your class and a great weekend.

  104. Susan T. says:

    I am currently lusting over the upcoming Hello Kitty for OPI collection. It’s all pinks and sparkles of course!

  105. Emily says:

    I’m lusting after the two new limited edition Chanel nail colors

  106. andrea amy says:

    my lucky number is 13

  107. Lisa Foster says:

    Best work party ever was a “client appreciation” party my former employer held at the San Diego Zoo. We got to see some demonstrations with animals, there was good food, and we got to stay in after the zoo closed and wander around with the place to ourselves. It was a great party.

  108. Yolanda C. says:

    Hey Karen! Congrats on your baby girl! Many blessings from Houston, TX.

  109. Krystle says:

    I always wear waterproof mascara

  110. Brian says:

    I am currently lusting after the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector!

  111. Kelsey M. says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup! I used to all the time and at some point made the switch, now whenever I wear waterproof it irritates my eyes and bugs me how long it takes to remove. How did I even remove waterproof mascara back in the day? I can barely get off regular mascara lol!

  112. Jennifer says:

    When I was pregnant my Siamese cat would lie in my lap resting his chin on my baby bump and purr like crazy. I swear that my son must have somehow felt it because when he was little a purring cat would make his eyes roll and put him to sleep immediately. The cat thought that HE was my first baby. He lived to the age of 21 and has been gone for 15 years. I still miss him greatly. No other cat that I’ve had since has been anywhere close.

  113. Denay says:

    I never wear waterproof mascara as it’s so difficult to remove and I don’t want to tug so much on my eyes. Ouch!

  114. Denay says:

    I never wear waterproof mascara as it’s so difficult to remove and I don’t want to tug so much on my eyes. Ouch!

  115. Tasha Lianne says:

    What are your favourite British makeup brands? 😍
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  116. Stacie says:

    Powell Street has the best shopping! I wish I could visit SF more often. I’m into my cc creams during these hot humid summer months for my waterproof face. Thanks for this giveaway. I want to go to some classes at Sephora but mine doesn’t have the good stuff like yours.
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  117. Rosie R says:

    I have one lucky number! And that number is 6. I really think it brings me luck daily! 🙂

  118. mitxu says:

    lucky number 27!!

  119. Mo says:

    I’m a little bummed about my life right now. I have been a professional mua for 4 years now. This is the first fashion week that I haven’t worked FW whether at London or NYC. I tried to make a go of it in London. Unfortunately, I failed. So now I at 38 have had to move back in with my Mom and start all over again. The last couple of weeks has been pretty lonely. It’s probably doesn’t help that I’m out in the middle of nowhere and I haven’t been good with keeping up with my friends. This has been a hard transition. I hope that I find a job soon so that I can start pulling myself up again. I don’t know why I am writing this post. For some reason I felt like sharing here.

  120. Anna says:

    Lusting after the new Jo Malone fragrance Mimosa & Cardamon. So delightful…

  121. Jules says:

    I am currently lusting after the new Christian Louboutin lipsticks. They look so beautiful! Love the packaging. I absolutely cannot wait to save up enough money to get it!

  122. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! 🙂

  123. My lucky numbers are 13 and 31. I was born on the 31st and I like that 13 is usually others’ unlucky number (I guess I always like being different from the norm).
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  124. Rachel says:

    I’m lusting after MAC Nose for Style!! I have such a hard time with reds, but this one seems like it might be THE ONE!! 😀

  125. Kecia S. says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen! A friend & I are going to a Contour & Highlight class at Sephora tomorrow.

    I tried the new MAC Studio Waterweight foundation yesterday & WOW…my skin felt like butta! I got a sample so I can play some more before fully committing. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  126. Georgia L says:

    I’ve been dying to get Ralph Lauren’s Midnight Romance perfume for monthsss.For some reason I always have a hard time shelling out the cash for perfumes,so I’ve been putting off purchasing.

  127. been really into semi high end brands for makeup for yrs but lately checking out the affordable Colourpop. Its not bad for the price! Have you tried them? 🙂

  128. Tiffany says:

    I am currently lusting after the Hourglass Edit palette. I cannot wait to get it in my hands, though I’m afraid it will sell out before I can afford it! It’s so glowy and appealing. Hope your weekend has been glowy! Your game sounds fun…what was the name of it?

  129. Maria says:

    My lucky number is 7. My birthday!

  130. Maddie says:

    You make and adorable pregnant lady–and a stylish one too! I just bought some rose gold hoop earrings today, at JC Penney, believe it or not. They had a big sale so these only cost $10.

  131. Sydney S says:

    I just got an email from a history professor of mine asking if I would be interested in going on a research trip to Egypt! That means I have to save up my money, meaning I can’t buy any makeup for a few months :/ this is going to be hard! Gift card = loophole? Lol xoxoxo

  132. Kellyn says:

    A boring yet necessary beauty tool would be the eyelash curler! Can’t make myself put on mascara unless the lashes are standing up straight!

  133. Ms. Elise says:

    Right now I’m dreaming of a sunscreen that doesn’t: (1) make my skin dry and tight or (2) leave me super duper greasy. Haven’t found something that strikes the right balance for my combination skin.

  134. indayluvs says:

    I’m totally lusting after the entire Looxi Beauty Autumn Allure collection!

  135. Caroline says:

    I am currently eyeing the Mac Strobe Cream. I’ve been looking for a good highlighter, and I’ve heard only good things about the Strobe cream. 🙂

  136. Michelle Castagne says:

    The eyelash curler is boring but it gives lashes a beautiful result.

  137. Stephanie says:

    I’d say foundation and concealer are boring but necessary. That and setting powder.

  138. Sarah Dunkley says:

    I have been looking for the MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick for months! Dying to get my hands on it!

  139. Merri says:

    I lust after nice brushes. So expensive.

  140. Lauren says:

    I’m currently lusting over that SF cable car that would take me straight to MAC!! Being a very emotional and sensitive person, I tend to tear up a bit and wear waterproof mascara every day. That is also a boring but ESSENTIAL makeup product! Your class sounds like something I so need!

  141. Susie says:

    I’m currently lusting after the Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow. It’s pricey though, so I’m hesitating to pull the trigger!

  142. Lori P says:

    I’m just stoked that I finally found two Coke bottles with names I have/use. Lori for my first name and Alum because it’s part of my email and SN I use online.

  143. Marieke says:

    I have a love/hate relationship with waterproof mascara. Since I have long, thick lashes, waterproof mascara is the only mascara that will hold a curl on my lashes. But then I can never seem to get all of it off! It’s so annoying! Maybe I just haven’t found the right eye makeup remover yet?

    I often just curl my lashes and then put on some falsies. It’s sooo much easier! Plus, who doesn’t like adding a little drama to the eyes?

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, Karen!

  144. buckycatt says:

    K & T – Having had the pleasure of meeting Kevyn Aucoin in Seattle years ago, today I ordered Bloodroses lipgloss & the eyelash curler!

  145. Sara muniz says:

    Let lucky numbers are 7 and 20 😁

  146. Sara muniz says:

    My lucky numbers are 7 and 20 😁

  147. Deb says:

    I wear waterproof mascara each time that I go to the gym or to a danse class, or when it’s very hot in the summer.

  148. Amber says:

    I’m lusting after the new hourglass palette!!

  149. Sharon Ketty says:

    I only wear waterproof makeup during summer or when I go to a party

  150. Alix says:

    To me, mascara is boring but necessary.

  151. Maren says:

    I wear waterproof mascara only for swimming & funerals, so not often. Eyeliner, maybe every couple months, though come to think of it, I should more.
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  152. Illy Junus says:

    A product you’re currently lusting after? Is Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter, i am tempting to buy but i already have so many highlighter.

  153. Debbie Clauer says:

    My lucky numbers are 5 & 8.

  154. Lynda says:

    I’d love to win

  155. Tania G says:

    I only wear waterproof mascara when i spend a day at the beach or outside on a hot day, that way I don’t have smudges under my eyes from squinting and heat.

  156. Michelle says:

    What’s the best work part ever…I’ve honestly never had a best work party, but I can tell you that I’ve had the funniest Christmas party ever ! Giant gift exchange, Jenga with a twist and so much more. Beats the work party any day. 😆

  157. Katrina says:

    The only waterproof makeup that I ever wear is mascara.

  158. Alexis says:

    Karen, I just wanted to say congratulations! How exciting!

    Right now I am lusting over Urban Decays Solstice moon dust! It is sold out every where! It wouldn’t be a big deal but my makeup look for my brothers wedding hinges around it. For once I had everything planned out and this is what happens to me. I know that I will figure something else out.

  159. Michaela says:

    Happy Saturday to you, Karen! A beauty product I am seriously contemplating on getting is one of those Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powders. Just came from a MAC class on Contouring and I can’t believe that you can use some of the darker shades to contour!

  160. Brwnfruit says:

    I only wear waterproof eyeliner, I hate waterproof mascara

  161. Judyo says:

    Lucky number 11
    My son’s basketball team number
    My daughter’ s birthday….11/1
    My birthday 4 /11
    How could it be any other number?
    Thanks for the chance.

  162. Sienna says:

    Totally lusting after a chanel lipstick! And mac ladybug lipstick.

  163. Vanna says:

    Waterproof make up is for 12+ hour days and the beach : >

  164. Cathy says:

    My lucky number is 9 and the only thing I wear waterproof is mascara because that is the only way to keep my lashes curled.

  165. Sarah Kate says:

    Would love to win. Had a huge life change recently that has been challenging. This would be a great pick me up. Thanks!

  166. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d have to say that mascara is a must for me – albeit kind of boring. I have blonde eyelashes that are invisible without mascara. I don’t wear waterproof though. I just haven’t found one that I like.

  167. maria says:

    Would love to try one of those mauve matte lipcolors for fall!

  168. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    My lucky number is 13, my wife and I even got married on Friday the 13th!

  169. SandyP says:

    I would love to try one of the MAC foundations! Anyone that you think I should try?

  170. Cory says:

    Heyyyy, Karen!
    Happy Caturday! I hope you enjoyed your ‘correct & conceal’ class (& got some good freebies)!
    So I’m extremely curious to know what species Bijou is… I’m partial to the elven breeds myself 🙂

    So, I’ve never seen a real factual mirage when awake (as far as I know…the flat salt areas in Utah near SLC can look like lakes, but maybe they really were?), but my dreams are so realistic that they’re borderline mirages (2nd definition)..

    I have fallen in “quick sand” on the beach in baja twice (before you climb up the dune to get to the ocean), & that was extremely gross! When I finally got out both times, I was covered in this black, tar/oil-looking substance. It was very scary. They say that you can tell where the quicksand patches are because they have a ton of salt as a top layer..

    Product(s) I’m lusting after—Viva Glam V lipstick or Tropic Tonic, MAC’s Look in a Box—Basic or Advanced Brush Kit, & a Mineralize Skin Finish in Natural (the list could go on & on & on, but you did say “lusting”..MAC is unfortunately very good at making you lust for their products!)

    Hope you have a great Sunday!
    ~XO~

  171. Elizabeth natividad says:

    Deodorant- Boring yet necessary!

  172. Leanne says:

    I think a boring but necessary beauty product is sunscreen! I just can’t get excited about shopping for it like I do about everything else.

  173. Liz says:

    I’d really like to try the new MAC water weight liquid foundation.

  174. Melissa says:

    My crazy oily skin needs waterproof makeup to stay put all day, not waterproof means I’m not buying!

    My latest purchase regret is the CoverFX custom drops, so patchy and emphasized the rough texture of my skin 🙁

  175. Susan Christy says:

    Does wanting little velvet pumpkins make me a weird old lady? They’re just so cute!

  176. Rachel says:

    My lucky number has always been 13. I remember being very young and thinking I was such a rebel for liking the number 13 and that it made me so badass. Then I grew up and realized lucky numbers are not that big of a deal when you’re a semi-adult and not 8. But I still really like it…..

  177. Ivy says:

    I love my local Walgreens’ makeup and beauty sections with a deep, slow burning passion.

    I used to work at a restaurant on Sunday evenings, which worked with my M-F schedule as a student (despite clashing with my early Monday morning classes, but sacrifices had to be made). After a long evening of customer service and tidying up, my post-work ritual would consist of scarfing down cookies and iced lattes on my drive over to the Walgreens on the way home. I’m not sure what it was about the store that would re-energize me– the fluorescent lights? the orderly displays, as compared to the disarray I was amid only hours before?– but I know that part of it was the makeup aisle. My minimum wage lifestyle dictated the order in which I browsed, which was actually the reverse order from pharmacy to door (Wet n’ Wild, Rimmel, Revlon, Maybelline).

    Yes, many of those purchases were influenced by the fuzzy thoughts of a brain being charged up with a late night caffeine rush, and the desire to just feel pretty after working all day. But it was through this weekly visitation, scrutinization, and purchase of the products of various drugstore brands that I learned which products work best for me (blue-tone reds, washable mascara, and marker/brush tip eyeliner) and which don’t (peach/pink-tone nudes, blue nail polish, frost finish lipstick).

    Thanks for reading Karen! Love your blog!

  178. Terri says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Cargo Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara for some time now. I don’t like using waterproof mascara because I’ve heard that it is touch on your lashes, but I need something that doesn’t smudge because I have watery eyes and oily lids.

  179. Pamela says:

    Hope everyone had a great Saturday but an even better Sunday!

  180. Inspersia says:

    I very rarely wear waterproof makeup since it is so difficult to remove. Probably only on special occasions when I may actually need it!

  181. Michelle L says:

    My lucky number is 13

  182. Stacey says:

    The new Guerlain meteorites with the stars are the products I am lusting over. Oh my gosh they look SO GORGEOUS! I’ve never had them before but I’ve always heard they are so fancy and perfect.

  183. Amy Z. says:

    A “boring” (not as exciting as colorful makeup) but beauty essential is concealer.

  184. Maggie says:

    I wear MUFE full cover everyday (a waterproof concealer)

  185. Grace says:

    Hi Karen! I have a cat boss, Jezebel, the tortie. I’m lusting after some Ardency Inn manuka pigments Rose Gold and Peacock.

  186. Princess says:

    I used to wear waterproof mascara but stopped because it was too darn hard to wash off!

  187. Miyoko says:

    Only time I’ve ever worn waterproof makeup was on my wedding day. And that mascara did not budge. It was such a pain to remove!!

  188. Poppy says:

    I was never interested, but now I find myself lusting after the UD Naked 2 palette. I. NEED. TO. HAVE. IT.

  189. Aimen Abbasi says:

    My MUST HAVE MUST HAVE boring but it’s my favorite thing EVER and YOU, yes YOU! need one:

    MY SHISEIDO EYELASH CURLER!!

    I didn’t buy it from Sephora, I ordered it from ebay randomly 2-3 years ago. It’s silver, was $11 plus $1 shipping idk why or what put it in me to order it I just saw it and was like hmm… I love it! Seriously. ~$13 vs $20 I hope I save you guys some money and your eyelashes are BOMB!

  190. Wayne says:

    “Summer” is over, but it got chilly SOOO fast!

  191. Katherine says:

    I want the Burberry Sheer Luminous Pressed Powder! Coming to Sephora stores in 2 weeks so I can swatch!

  192. Vanassa says:

    I am going to San Francisco next month! Would love to go to the MAC on Powell if I win this gift card! ^wink wink*

  193. CR Williams says:

    I hope I win this time.

  194. Jessica says:

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup? Everyday! I have asian lashes so they won’t hold a curl with regular mascara.
    A boring yet necessary beauty essential? Moisturizer
    A product you’re currently lusting after? Lorac Mega Pro 2

  195. Teresa P says:

    I need to find a new foundation as I seem to be aging rapidly at 54 yr old. My pores are big and makeup just seems to sit in the cracks and crevices of my face.

  196. alice says:

    I super curious about the mac shadows that you’ve been talking about. I have a few pallets that work ok, but I’m wondering if the mac ones are as awesome as everyone has been saying. I’m also looking for a good dark brown.

  197. Barbara B says:

    Wear waterproof mascara to work always. Off days I wear plain old mascara.
    Lucky number 7!

  198. Makyla says:

    My lucky numbers are 2, 22, and occasionally 7 haha. Hope you have a great weekend, Karen! Thanks for another generous giveaway!

  199. Lisa says:

    Lusting over the new Mac matte lipsticks!

  200. Christie Wright says:

    So so many things I’m lusting for from Mac. I need to get a good stash of paint pots going! 🙂

  201. BooBooNinja says:

    Waterproof mascara or bust.

  202. Misty hall says:

    I am in need of a new paint pot in painterly. I have a problem with it drying out my eyelids but if I use a moisturizer with a little argan oil added to it. It is just the right amount to keep my lids from looking crinkly. Painterly is the perfect eye base for my pale skin.

  203. Isabella says:

    I think mascara is quite boring but definitely necessary! It’s also the most frustrating part of my makeup routine

  204. May says:

    Hello, Karen. I hope you spend great weekend! I use waterproof make up only in summer. I usually use smudgeproof eyeliner and mascara. I also use lip tattoo or lip topcoat, so the lip color last for a day!

  205. Teresa says:

    First, congrats on your pregnancy!!! So excited for you!
    Something I’m lusting after: Kat von D eye shadows. I bought her Get the Look set which came with two eyeshadow trios and two mini eyeliners that were on sale at sephora and I love it is much! I want more eyeshadows!
    I’m also lusting after atelier cologne samples that come with beautiful postcards. I check up on the sephora samples page often to see if there is anything I like, especially atelier cologne samples. There’s one I don’t have available now, I just have to figure out what cheapie thing I want to buy in order to get it!

  206. Victoria says:

    I’m a cat lover as well! I volunteer at a cat sanctuary and it is basically a cat paradise. I don’t know if you have been to one before but I highly recommend visiting one in your city even if you have your own cats!

  207. Aurelie Red says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup because it’s too hard to remove.

  208. BlackAsphodel says:

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup?

    Never because I rip out my eyelashes when taking off waterproof mascara.

  209. jen c says:

    Congrats on the baby!

    I’m also going to a correct and conceal on Sunday. I would be interested in reading what you took away from it and what products you used during your class since I’m NC42 too.

  210. Jen C says:

    My lucky number’s 13!

  211. Angie says:

    My lucky numbers are 11 and 12

  212. Kelly says:

    Hi Karen! It seems like I’ve been wearing waterproof mascara 24/7 lately; it’s been in the 90’s with 80% humidity. 🙁 Blotting papers and setting powders are absolutely necessary, yet no one ever emphasizes their contribution to the beauty world. Also, my lucky number is 18. 🙂
    Kelly recently posted … Spoiler Alert: Lush Christmas 2015!

  213. Janet Shepherd says:

    The weather here in Australia has finally warmed up and started feeling spring-like! It’s so lovely to throw the doors open, and enjoy the fresh air & sunshine. I’m feeling very Spring-like.

  214. Nikolina says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup 😀

  215. Anastasia T. says:

    My lucky numbers are 7 and 3

  216. Massandje says:

    Lusting over the new Anastasia highlighters!!!!!!

  217. Aenea says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup.

  218. Lisa says:

    I almost always wear waterproof mascara and liner due to my allergies.

  219. Kate says:

    I only wear waterproof mascara on special occasions. I love how it holds a curl, but it takes a long process with many steps to get it off my lashes. It’s like chunky glitter nailpolish, real pretty, but such a drama to remove, and so I only use it when the effect is worth the aftermath.

  220. Rhoda K says:

    Congratulations on your news this week! I hope you are keeping well. PS my lucky number is 9. 😀 x

  221. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I’ve never wear waterproof makeup

  222. Samantha L. says:

    I’m looking forward to my boss’s retirement party in two weeks… having the worst time figuring out what to wear. Makeup will be the easy part!!

  223. Eileen says:

    San Fransico is on my travel bucket list.

  224. Ashley H. says:

    My lucky number is 5, I used to have a necklace with the number on it that I used to wear for good luck.

    I really want to get the Vice 4 for Urban Decay. I’ll wait till it comes to Sephora so I can check it out in person.

  225. Kim Henrichs says:

    I’m seriously lusting after some Zoya fall colors!!

  226. Mary Boreman says:

    While waterproof mascara is nice to own for those momemts in life when crying will happen, it is more a pain in the arse then convenient. Removal sucks! I almost would rather stuck with regular mascara and keep blotting. It’s definitely been a love/hate relationship over the years ….

  227. latanya says:

    a boring beauty essential is chapstick

  228. Bea says:

    I want to try the new Mac water weight foundation!!

  229. Denise S says:

    I always wear waterproof mascara. Non-waterproof always smudges on me, no matter what brand it is.

  230. Laura says:

    I’m really want to have NARS sheer glow foundation… I have heard amazing things about it!

  231. Crystal says:

    Hah! That’s cute! Like out of that whole situation, the name Bijou is the most obscure thing, not the tabletop RPG 😆. As far as something I’ve been lusting over, I’d probably say a new life-changing lip product but I just haven’t found it yet. Oh and a very warm nude blush for nc 35 ish skin.

  232. Swati says:

    I wear waterproof eyeliner everyday!

  233. Molly says:

    I hardly ever wear waterproof mascara. I don’t like how stiff it makes my lashes feel or how hard it is to take off. It feels like it takes too much of my real lashes with it. Now that I’m thinking of it, I don’t wear waterproof anything! I should find some eyeliner that is, though, because I inherited a “leaky eye” from my mom. For some reason, both of our left eyes water all the time.

    I am LOVING Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara. I also use Latisse, which is BOMB. Using those together, my lashes are looking better than ever. I get compliments all the time! FYI- Lights, Camera, Lashes is only $10.50 today– Ulta’s Beauty Steal. I stocked up!

    I haven’t been able to visit your blog for a couple of weeks and just saw that you are expecting a sweet baby girl. Congratulations!!!

  234. Adriana says:

    I am just starting to experiment with eye makeup after a couple years of wearing a whole bunch of crazy lip colors. I would LOVE to try MAC’s Trend Forecast Spring 16 Eyeshadow palette!

  235. Marisela Bennett says:

    I’m currently lusting over the OFRA liquid lipsticks oh they are so beautiful!!

  236. Katrina says:

    essential beauty product that’s boring…..VASELINE! Nothing pretty bout it but it’s not just a one trick pony 😉

  237. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I only buy waterproof mascara.

  238. Miss Casie Janeen says:

    I just found this today and I just love makeup and MAC cosmetics!!!

  239. nani says:

    I haven’t worn any waterproof anything yet, but I’m low on mascara so I’ll probably buy a waterproof one.

  240. christine says:

    I am a med student working in surgery right now so I wear waterproof makeup every day to make sure that things don’t slide off my face when I am sweating in the OR.

  241. Coline T. says:

    I am currently lusting after nails polishes by TRIND 🙂

  242. Cherie says:

    Mascara – boring but necessary. It doesn’t have to be waterproof because I always use primer with it (Lancome) so I’ve never had a problem with it getting runny. Currently lusting after the Chanel Tisse d’Automne (254) Eyeshadow Quad…

  243. Kalli says:

    I think a really good setting powder is a boring but necessary item. I’ve been using MAC Mineralized SkinFinish Natural and it looks so good in pictures!

    Also, if you’re into fall scented candles, I just got Bath & Body Works 3 wick candle in Marshmallow Fireside and it smells so good! I mean, it’s not going to be fall here in San Antonio till like November but whatevs!
    Kalli recently posted … Target Beauty Boxes

  244. Christine says:

    I typically wear waterproof mascara, but haven’t had to lately because I’ve been getting eyelash extensions! LOVE THEM!

  245. Andrea T. says:

    I actually never wear waterproof makeup… I find it so hard to remove, so I usually forgo it!

  246. Anne-Marie says:

    I’m currently lemming vamplify glosses in suggestive and peer pressure. I needs me some reds for autumn! I also want Girl About Town, as I don’t have anything like it. I’ll probably b2m for that.

  247. Amber says:

    Currently lusting after the Laura Geller Gilded Honey Highlighter! x

  248. Cindy says:

    I wear waterproof mascara in the dead of winter when I have to wait for the LIRR on the elevated outdoor platform – the cold can be murderous and makes my eyes tear. Had runny mascara ONCE and NOBODY said anything!! By the time I got to work it was all over my face! I’ll never let that happen again!

  249. Charlotte says:

    The kitty coat is adorable! Children get the neatest designs. I would wear that coat if it came in my size 😀

  250. Liza says:

    My friend’s work hired the Phillie Phanatic for their work party and I was violently jealous 🙂

  251. Francesca Piccione says:

    OOoh – Sephora classes are such a blast! Hope to attend another next time I’m in the city:)
    A product I’m currently lusting after… a good primer, setting powder, and setting spray! I suppose that’s really three, but recently I’ve been having issues with getting my foundation to look natural AND stay put. I hate a powdery look but without it my face will melt off by the end of the day, especially as a med student! I’ve heard that the Hourglass mineral primer is to die for, and I’d love to try that, as well as the MUFE Setting Powder and maybe the UD sprays? And of course, I couldn’t end a wish list without Charlotte Tilbury — student debt sucks.

  252. Allison says:

    I’m dying to try Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadows. Also would love to try more from Mac!! 😉 I wear waterproof mascara because I’m a big ol’ crybaby.

  253. Sarah says:

    Can you believe, I just moved to a city that doesn’t have a Sephora! The horror, the HORROR! lol. I used to like going to Sephora to check out their classes and events every once and awhile, but now I guess I’ll have to wait until my visit back home to Vancouver for Christmas, to see what things they’ve got going on in-store. Thank God for Rouge free shipping, is all I can say 😛

  254. Remi says:

    I use waterproof eyeliner like it is the only product in my life..

  255. Jennifer says:

    I wear the Lancome water proof concealer almost every day-love it!

  256. Malia says:

    In this Hawaii humidity, I wear the MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation everyday!! Question- when San Franciscans go ‘into the city’, where do you park??? I’ve only been there once, but I remember that the parking situation isn’t good…

  257. Larissa says:

    Currently lusting over Mac’s Miley Viva Glam 2 and Anastasia’s Shadow Couture Palette!

  258. Alona Y says:

    I really want the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette that’s coming out around Christmas I think – it looks amazing!

  259. em says:

    mine are 7 and 13

  260. Katie says:

    I’m really wanting to start a blog and a YouTube channel…but not quite sure how to set up a blog. and I love makeup I haven’t had mac for years would love to try it again ď

  261. Lydia says:

    I never wear waterproof makeup.

  262. margarita says:

    Happy Sunday, Karen! Aloha!

  263. Hannah R says:

    Hi Karen! I recently found your blog and have been loving catching up on your old posts! I am currently lusting after a fall-ish, dusty rose blush – and there are several offered by MAC that would suit me perfectly! xoxo

  264. mrsshukra says:

    Mirage, don’t think I’ve seen one!

  265. Olivia M says:

    I’m really lusting over those liquid velvet lipsticks by Nyx! Can’t wait until my ulta has them.

  266. Rosemary says:

    Boring makeup product is Nars pro prime for eyes. Must use it on my oily lids, but it’s nothing exciting.

    I am SO looking forward to both Chanel Holiday and the stunning Guerlain meteorites that look like they’re in a snow globe.

  267. Nadia says:

    Somehow I had never seen Mac Vegas Volt lipstick before yesterday. Now I really want it!

  268. Katrina says:

    I think my best/craziest work party was my leaving do from my last Job, we went to a roller 80’s roller disco in London with crazy bright make up and 80’s clothes. Had a sore bottom at the end of the night but was an amazing night!

    Love your blog, keep up the great work!!

    Katrina

  269. Alli Law says:

    I feel like I’m eternally lusting after things but currently I’m looking for a great hydrating primer and wondering if I should buy Champagne Pop. It looks so beautiful but I can’t tell if it’ll look good on my skin tone.

  270. Lisa C says:

    I’ve never seen a mirage but I did have a very weird deja vue. While in Brussels, we came across a building and I don’t know what it was but I felt like I’d been there before. So very weird!

  271. Grace says:

    Hi Karen, congrats to your pregnancy! Although I’m not pregnant, I could relate to any nausea you may be enduring as I had some serious surgery last week and still recuperating. It was a straight week of throw ups and not being able to keep anything down, but once I figured the cause (those darn pain meds) and it left my system, it was full steam ahead back to feeling like my old self. Who knew how much I’d miss myself?! lol

  272. Michelle says:

    Lusting after the By Terry contour blushes!!!!!!!!!!

  273. Christine says:

    Best work party ever.

    My boss (a judge) married my husband-to-be and me in front of the Love statue in Love Park. In attendance: the judge’s secretary, me (the judge’s law clerk), the judge’s courtroom manager, my sister (maid of honor), my husband-to-be, and the judge.

    Afterwards, my boss took us all out to McCormick & Schmick’s for Happy Hour/Wedding Reception.

  274. Tracy Robertson says:

    I tried the tester of a Tarte Primer in Ulta the other day and it was awesome. It came in tub and was huge compared to most primer containers. It was really thick, but went on so smooth and hid all my pores. I am lusting after that now, but I didn’t purchase it because I already have a container and a half of other primer at home.

  275. Freshia C says:

    Currently lusting after Urban Decay’s Naked Smokey palette 🙂

  276. Kristen says:

    The product I’m currently lusting after is Own the Look Mattene lipstick by Mac. I don’t think it comes out until October though.

  277. JESSICA C says:

    I have problems with mascara. I have tried waterproof that leaves black under my eyes. I have tried extend to make my eye lashes longer but it flakes into my eyes. then I have tried clear but it doesn’t look like I have any eye lashes.. what is a girl to do?

  278. Renee says:

    I have a lousy cold, but winning this would certainly brighten my outlook! I usually wear regular mascara, because that’s what keeps coming in my Target beauty boxes.

  279. Sylvia says:

    I’m not a fan of waterproof makeup although I would like to try the new MAC waterproof foundation no see if it can hold up to my oily face.

  280. F says:

    I’d rather redo my makeup twice a day than sit there at the end of it trying to take off waterproof things. Blahhhh

  281. Gretchen says:

    A boring, yet necessary beauty product is chapstick. Can’t live without it!

  282. Cecilia says:

    I never use waterproof makeup but now I’m on the hunt for a good waterproof mascara for my wedding in November!

  283. Nicnuy says:

    My lucky number ———– FIVE!!

  284. Piroska says:

    I don’t like waterproof makeup, especially mascara, as it’s too hard to get off (not great for my skimpy lashes).

  285. Lynda Thomas says:

    I’ve never had the pleasure of using MAC makeup, due to the price. It would be so amazing to be able to try some! 🙂

  286. Ree says:

    A product you’re currently lusting after? Product? PRODUCTS! I’m a lip product person: Bite lipsticks, Lipstick Queen lipsticks (the blue jean one, Medieval, Bête Noire, etc.), Burt’s Bees Sweet Violet, countless Etsy lip balms… My obsession is out of hand, but it could always be worse… Right? Right! Oh yea, RMS Luminizer. Not lips, but glowy skin is my jam too.

  287. Tia says:

    I always do an image search and when I see your face I go straight to your blog because I love your reviews. They are honest and straightforward. You have helped me pull the trigger or the plug on tons of products as a fellow cosmetic junkie. It’s so fun to be female. Let me retract that, it’s fun to wear makeup.
    My lucky number is 7 and 11. It’s my daughters birth weight. I empathize with pregnancy tummy, I’ve been told it was an indicator of a healthy pregnancy. I don’t know if that’s true.
    My everyday waterproof product is eyeliner because of watery eyes😅.

  288. My lucky numbers are 8 and 9- for my birthday!

  289. Shelley says:

    I was in SF last month and got to go into that pro store for just a nanosecond since I was with a bunch of gals who don’t care about makeup. Gah. Must go back with a different group!

  290. Mira says:

    It’s so funny to see pictures on here of the streets of San Francisco that I walk every day!

  291. Sarah W says:

    I want the Hourglass ambient lighting palette SO BAD

  292. Bertha says:

    Waterproof mascara, all day, erry day.

  293. Heidi says:

    My lucky numbers are 7 and 26 which is my birthday and 9 which is another number I love!

  294. Shelby says:

    I’ve been lusting over the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette since you reviewed it. So, thanks for that. ;P

  295. Sandra says:

    Congratulations! I saw your video announcing your March baby girl! I’m a March girl, so I know she’ll be fab! Your video made me tear up, brought back all the memories of my first pregnancy, my one and only daughter!

  296. Joanna D. says:

    I’m currently lusting over becca champagne pop, I promised myself I’d finish my benefit watts up before purchasing it!

  297. Genesis says:

    I wear waterproof mascara but try to limit it to a few days a week.

  298. Monica says:

    I’ve been lusting after the tartelette nude palette! Must. Resist.

  299. Valerie C. says:

    My lucky number is 6. 6 comes up constantly in my life…so weird lol

  300. Bernice says:

    22 is my lucky number!

  301. Jamie N. says:

    I wear waterproof eyeliner but that’s about it.

  302. Ashley says:

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup?
    -Hardly ever. I like the idea of waterproof makeup but it can be so difficult to remove at the end of the day that I don’t always think it’s worth it.

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential?
    -Sunscreen

    A product you’re currently lusting after?
    -I’m dying to buy YSL Tint in Oil in #5! I tried a sample of it and I fell in love. It’s just so expensive! I think I’ll buy it next month as a birthday present to myself.

  303. Juliana says:

    Hi Karen! Congratulations for your baby girl. I’m a cat lady like you hehehe I love cats. I just think they’re the perfect company and I can´t imagine my life without them. Hope you had an amazing weekend! Kisses

  304. Karrie says:

    my lucky number is 13

  305. Tammy says:

    Your post on Tabs almost had me tearing up. We just adopted a puppy 3/31/15. We took him, Buddy, and our dog Sara -adopted in 2008 @ 6 months- for a check up. As we left, they gave us paperwork on “Caring for your Senior dog.” What!?!? Well, my Sara is more active, less cranky and happier we adopted our pup Buddy. She is also more of a doggy. She was a little cat-like. 😉

  306. Isabel says:

    Oh man that pic with the cable car on Powell is bringing back memories! I went a high school downtown on Van Ness St., and after school I’d go to the downtown Sephora. I miss SF so much! xo

  307. Sally says:

    Congratulations to you and El Hub!

  308. Miki says:

    Best work party ever? – Retail, when we would stay after hours and just drink and chill together 🙂
    How often do you wear waterproof makeup? Every day. It’s a necessity.
    A boring yet necessary beauty essential? Mascara. I know, it sounds silly. But my lashes are straight, short, and not particularly voluminious. And mascara is boring because it never does anything to change that. I guess it’s exciting because I always try every new one that comes out, but in the end it is the same old boring lashes.
    Have you ever seen a mirage? Yes, in Vegas. When we had a very long walk ahead of us and it was so, so hot.
    What are your lucky numbers? 13 😀
    A product you’re currently lusting after? Too Faced Holiday Le Palais!!

  309. Donna W. says:

    I don’t use waterproof makeup – I don’t usually go in water with my makeup.

  310. Gauri says:

    I hardly ever wear waterproof makeup!
    Gauri recently posted … The Weekend Post #23: Bedtime Beauty

  311. Kirsten says:

    Best work party ever? One year when I was a bartender at a restaurant, the employee party was the most awesome ever. At least what I remember of it. We bartenders kinda snuck off to one of the side bars and doctored our drinks a little. “What? No, we’re drinking ICED tea. Really.” All night long.

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup? Only mascara. Always. As a former contact wearer and current eye-rubber I couldn’t wear anything else.

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential?

    Have you ever seen a mirage? No.

    What are your lucky numbers? What? So you can steal them and win the lotto?! No way! 😉

    A product you’re currently lusting after? Dose of Colors Stone liquid lipstick, the Too Faced Melted Christmas set, and Lorac’s Mega Pro 2.

  312. Sarah Kate says:

    I thought I posted but can’t find it. It’s been a rough week. Just recently started reading your blog, love it! Have learned so much!

  313. Astrild says:

    I always use waterproof mascara because of my watery eyes. I don’t love it, but I haven’t found an alternative.

    BTW, my lucky number is 4.

  314. Tracey says:

    Undereye concealer is boring but at times needed. It makes my eye look well rested and covers up cirles and darkness. 🙂

  315. Adriana says:

    I’ve been lusting after MAC’s Trend Forecast Spring 2016 eyeshadow palette!

  316. Julie Murphy says:

    I am wanting a wood wall art for my fireplace room.

  317. jules m. says:

    my lucky number is 19. i was born on 19th, my mom was born on 19th, my youngest daughter was born on Nov 19, at 19:19 after 19 hours of labor, and she will graduate high school in 2019.. lol

  318. Jessica V. says:

    Right now I am totally drooling over the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette – it’s pricey, but gorgeous!

  319. Monica says:

    Hey beautiful mama! I don’t have a lucky number because I’ve never noticed a pattern of luck when it comes to numbers or maybe I’m just not superstitious at all. I have an auntie who refuses to wear anything red (or maroon or fuschia or any other shade in the family of red) because she says it’s her unlucky color. She just ends up having a bad day when she wears red!

  320. Trude says:

    Glad you had fun playing! 🙂 I’m lusting after Hourglass’ ambient lighting powders, not sure which one but I’m especially sold after seeing it on my cousin Saturday night!
    Trude recently posted … September Desktop Background

  321. Ruchita says:

    Happy Monday! A boring but essential beauty item is definitely sunscreen/moisturizer!

  322. Julie says:

    I HATE waterproof makeup!!! Especially waterproof eyeliner. YUCK

  323. Ann says:

    I’m going to the Sephora class on sunday lip and cheek pairing class. I love going to the sephora classes.

  324. Elizabeth says:

    I very rarely wear waterproof makeup.

  325. Emiliya Petkova says:

    My lucky numbers are 3 and 7.
    Mascara is boring but necessary.
    I don’t wear waterproof makeup.

  326. Sylvia garza says:

    I choose lucky numbers by sons birthday 11,16,&21 I use those numbers for everything.

  327. fo says:

    Happy Monday! Congrats on the baby news, yayyyyyy!!

  328. Kristin K says:

    My 4 year old nephew just started his very first day of kindergarten! And, my sister is almost due to deliver my second nephew! This is going to be a great end of the summer!!!

  329. Dianna says:

    My birthday is my lucky number 27!
    Congrats on the baby girl.. best feeling ever sharing beauty tips with your daughter. My 14 year old has the most wonderful makeup collection due to my hoarding.

  330. Jordan says:

    Setting spray. Not exciting at all, but it makes a difference.

  331. Janelle says:

    I’m really interested in trying Jouer products. They look very pretty.

  332. Amy V says:

    Currently lusting after Nars’ VIP Red limited edition lipstick

  333. Angelique says:

    Congrats on the coming baby!! Never seen a mirage before but I saw rainbow yesterday !!

  334. lynn says:

    In need of some new MAC goodness 🙂

  335. Shumaila says:

    I am currently lusting after Mac eye pencil

  336. Tmk Mac says:

    My makeup must haves are concealer and mascara, so looking awake. I’m also obsessed with blush!

  337. Mandi Tom says:

    I’m kidding for simple’s micellar wipes.

  338. Pamela Haddad says:

    I’m going to have to check out info about taking a class or 3 at Sephora. Hope you had lots of fun!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  339. Farah D says:

    I find concealer so boring and tedious, but it’s essential.

  340. Jade Goncalves says:

    My lucky number is 7 🙂

  341. Andréa Maria says:

    How often do you wear waterproof makeup?
    I usually don’t wear waterproof makeup , I wear just on special occasions

  342. Emily says:

    The only waterproof makeup I wear is mascara.

  343. Jana says:

    My lucky number is 4!

  344. Amanda says:

    I love your blog! You combine excellent reviews with funny remarks! You are one of the most relatable bloggers out there! The only problem is that I’m a dog person…lol!

  345. ANDI says:

    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how cosmetic corporations like to sell the same products under different labels and at different prices. For example, the new MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation (which I’m LOVING) and the Smashbox BB Water are literally the exact same formula, except MAC offers more shades and is $10 cheaper… What is that?! Like, how did Estée Lauder think it was a good idea to do that? I guess this is why I never went into business.

  346. Joyce says:

    Hi Karen! I am lusting over the Charlotte Tillbury products. I haven’t had a chance to play with them in person yet and I’m dying to try them out.

  347. Adriana says:

    This is my third comment…the other two aren’t showing up? :'(

  348. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    The most fun work party I’ve ever attended was when I was in college I worked at a funeral home and at least once a year our boss would ask us if he rented a cabin on a nearby lake for all of us to go and cook out, play games, etc would we like it. Of course we said yes and he rented the cabin with numerous bedrooms so none of us had to drive home if we partook of adult beverages. It was just so fun. I hope u have had a great day and have a great evening.

  349. Courtney says:

    I only wear waterproof makeup on rare occasions. I hate the removal process!

  350. Josie says:

    I’m addicted to lipgloss! ADDICTED!

  351. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Even though I have a ton of eye palettes, I’m always lusting after the next one – this time I must have the UD Naked Smokey Eye palette.

  352. Lynda Thomas says:

    I’ve never used MAC cosmetics before, it would be amazing to finally be able to try them! Love this blog, thanks for sharing so much with us!

  353. Rayshawn says:

    My lucky number is 6.

  354. Nelly Leyva says:

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential is… makeup remover!
    A product I’m currently lusting after… I have a list of so many things! LOL :
    *Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette
    *MAC 239 brush
    *Benefit Watt’s up
    *Mac Taupe Blush
    *Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

    🙂

  355. Maria K says:

    I am so excited for the upcoming Marc Jacobs mini lip set! the colors are gorgeous and I’m a sucker for minis 🙂

  356. Cassandra says:

    My lucky number has always been 7. I was born on July 7th (at my mom swears 7:07 no less). I met thee hubs when I was 17 and we got married July 7 2007.

  357. Tosha H says:

    I’ve been wanting a Zoeva rose gold brush set and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, my lucky number is 10 and lip balm is my boring but necessary product!

  358. Michelle says:

    I’m currently lusting after the new Louboutin lipsticks even though they are outrageously overpriced.

  359. Rachel Soto says:

    Hmm…. The product I’ve just recently discovered and am currently lusting over is Dior Lip Polish. I LOVE the cushiony (is that even a word?) applicator and the comfortable formula. The best way to describe it is plush. I can’t believe I’d never tried this product before. I will definitely repurchase it!!

  360. Analy Rodriguez says:

    A boring yet necessary beauty essential for me would be spf face cream, you have to wait for it to set before applying makeup and you lose precious time in the hectic mornings.

  361. susan says:

    I’m lusting over some Hourglass. Not sure which one would work well for me.

  362. Cultfigure says:

    Waterproof mascara almost every day!

  363. Chelsea says:

    I really want the Becca/Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop highlighter! Trying to justify the price tag for it… will probably end up treating myself for Christmas.

  364. Diana W says:

    Congrats on baby girl!

  365. A says:

    Thank you for the opportunity and holding the giveaway!
    My favourite number is 7! Looking forward to those Mac goodies! *crossing my fingers*

  366. Tracey says:

    I started the week with a consultation at my local Bobbi Brown counter (a pre-order for 20% discount with Goodwill donation).I walked away with radiant skin, undereye area well covered, a new art stick, lipstick, and blush. I love when you can work with a makeup artist and leave with a natural, radiant look and products that you’ll absolutely love & use. We looked at eye palettes but they just didn’t suit me. I didn’t feel pressured to buy ‘the latest’ or a certain amount…goodness knows I should be a shareholder for all I own. I’m still tickled about my consultation – what a great way to start off the week! Hope you had a great class at Sephora!

  367. Renu says:

    I dont wear waterproof makeup as its hard to remove ..but definately its on my wishlist ..:)

  368. Maren says:

    I’m currently lusting over Chanel’s Tissé Smoky and trying to decide if I want that or Nars Paris dou eyeshadow. Tough choice!

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