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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! It’s (MAC) Caturday. ๐Ÿ™‚


So how was your Friday night? I spent mine with a Martian…

Good movie! Yes, I’m a sucker for sci-fi, but I really enjoyed it. It’s beautiful, sounds great (both the ambient space sound effects, and it has a cool disco soundtrack), looks amazing (the great vastness of space, the breathtaking Martian landscape), has some complex, interesting characters, and not just the character Matt Damon plays. Jessica Chastain does really well, too.

I did realize while watching it, though, that I am so not cut out for space. I’d be all, “NASA, could you please send up some more Fix+? Mkay thx bye.”

I’m still getting myself situated this morning, so I don’t really have my weekend plans worked out, but whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a rock ’em, sock ’em weekend. I’ll talk to you soon, my friend.


  • 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).



  • Enter by leaving a comment 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:
    • Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?
    • What was your best hair/makeup day this week?
    • What’s your favorite store at the moment?
    • When was the last time you made anything arts and crafty with your hands?
    • Have you ever used a bow and arrow?
    • If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. jessica says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?


    When was the last time you made anything arts and crafty with your hands?

    Painting. I painted a bit the other day.

    Have you ever used a bow and arrow?


    If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?

    Already have one. I’m not really sure what it is about though. lol
    I’ve been rambling on for ten years about pretty much nothing.
    jessica recently posted … Yums

    • Maria says:

      I have been trying to figure out how to post a comment on this page for the past 20minutes. I was using my phone before where I couldn’t find any option to post a comment. So I decided to visit the site from an actual computer and here I saw a link at the top which said ‘leave a comment’..which brings me down to the comments section where I can NOT find a place to leave a comment. Except leave a REPLY to one of the comments. I am not sure if this will be an actual comment or a reply to someones comment. But… I hope Karen includes it as an entry.

      So we were supposed to leave any random comment here right?.. I think I used the word’comment’ probably 100 times in here… ! lol

  2. Agata says:

    I am not sure if kids do trick or treating in my new neighborhood. As you might remember i never had any trick or treaters at my old home.

    Favorite store? Target! Sephora being close second.

    Have a great weekend, Karen!
    Agata recently posted … Forever Repurchased

  3. Vidya G says:

    I love your blog! After reading so many blogs and watching so many YouTube videos over the past 6 years, I finally decided to start a blog of my own, especially since no one I know is as makeup obsessed as I am – it’s great to be able to talk to others through the internet beauty community! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  4. Elena says:

    I just made a bow tie for my dog the other day. I “started” a business and that was going to be one product I sell- but right now I am testing designs and throwing em on my dog to see if they hold up!!

    I randomly blog about beauty but I have been so busy lately it hasn’t been happening!

  5. Tiffany says:

    I’m starting a blog reviewing restaurants within an hour of my hometown! Have a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Aj says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?
    Yes, they all look so adorable!
    What was your best hair/makeup day this week?
    Haha, nope not this week. Ponytail all week, and just mascara, blush + powder. Midterms coming up = much less sleep.
    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?
    Marshalls/TJ Maxx – I spend way too much there!
    Have you ever used a bow and arrow?
    No, but I would love to!

  7. Jacque says:

    bes hair/makeup day is today! I’m going to a Harry Potter wedding!

  8. Maddy says:

    My best hair/makeup day this week is today actually, I just got a haircut! Wearing a burgundy lipstick too and feeling fall appropriate.

  9. joan says:

    Kids do trick or treat in our neighborhood and my best hair/makeup day was Tuesday I think? I did the red lips classic thing and gave my first Naked palette a run (it’s the 3). I have a blog, and it’s about Korean beauty products.
    joan recently posted … Mashup Part II: Oct 2015 Week 1 Kbeauty Makeup Launches & News

  10. Sierra says:

    My favorite store right now is gorjana. They have gorgeous pieces.

  11. Tatiana says:

    OMGosh! You saw Martian?!!! That’s one of two movies I want to see this week. That and Crimson Peak. Not sure how to squeeze them in this weekend. Dear Husband and Dear Daughter are running the Bridge to Bridge on Sunday and I’m their support/cheering team.
    Nora kitty has been ill this week and has been to the vet twice, so I want to keep an eye on her as well. She’s been having a really hard time keeping any food in. The vet keeps running tests. I’m hoping they can figure this out and make her better. She’s only 11 yrs. old.
    Other than that, they opened a new SpaceNK store nearby and I’d like to go in and have a look around.

  12. Rachel says:

    So excited to see a question about using a bow and arrow. I have been so obsessed with Robin Hood and the legends and stories that surround him ever since I was little and it has made me fascinated by archery and all things bow and arrow related. Any make up or jewelry or fashion in any way related to archery comes home with me!

  13. Maria says:

    I am so excited right now because I’m kind of a crafty person but I recently move from another country and had to leave all my stuff back home. So, the exciting part of the story is that I’m buying everything new, and it’s just perfect! I make jewelry using polymer clay, and it’s really cool to have the chance for the first time in my life of going to a huge store and choose all the materials I need. I couldn”t do that in my country, we don’t have big stores like here XD. So now I will start to work again with my crafts and feel creative and relaxed :)… For me, it is the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Tiffanie says:

    I’m going makeup shopping with a friend today! So excited!

  15. Yari says:

    I miss trick or treating! I buy candy from the store and wine so I guess that is my grown up version of trick or treating hehe.

  16. Lyse Davitt says:

    No kids trick or treat here so unfortunately I have no real excuse to buy candy. ๐Ÿ™

  17. Antoinette says:

    If I were to start a blog, it would most likely be about make up. Today was ALSO my best hair and makeup day… And it’s raining -___-

  18. Suzanne says:

    Not only do kids trick-or-treat in my neighborhood, but since houses are so closely packed together in this gated community, whole vans drive in filled with kids. It’s almost comical watching a van stop outside a house, kids pour out, they get back inside, drive forward 30 feet, let kids out again, etc.

  19. Sara says:

    Oh I want to watch The Martian so badly! I read the book and fell madly in love with it. I hope the movie does justice to the complexity of the book.

  20. Nicole says:

    My favorite store for the last few years is the cosmetics company in the outlet mall here in Vegas it’s all mac, Tom ford, clinique, origins, smash box, etc where overstock goes that are lauder brands I love itโ™กโ™ก

  21. MeaganS says:

    Thanks for the chance! I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and love it!

  22. Lauren Wieland says:

    Favorite store? Sephora hands down. I could spend all day in there!

  23. Trisha says:

    Target is the best store ever!

  24. Eileen says:

    I love Nordstrom! Free shipping and returns and great customer service.

  25. Kimberly says:

    We had plans to see Martian last night too, but decided to stay home because I have a lingering cough and didn’t want to be rude to the other movie-goers. For the past few years I’ve gotten a cough that lasts months after a cold, so I’m getting anxious about when I’ll actually be able to see the movie, especially after hearing a good review from you!

  26. Jordi says:

    My bow and arrow experience is limited to Girl Scout camp, but I am occasionally able to show off at a Renaissance festival. I am much better than my husband, who must have missed that week at Boy Scout camp!

  27. Lindsay says:

    Wow, what a nice giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite store right now is Nordstrom…I’ve never actually been in one and I don’t live near one, but I love me some online shopping!!

  28. Ingrid says:

    I feel like each year I see less and less trick-or-treaters (although I did move from the West Coast to the East Coast, maybe it’s a regional thing?) but I can’t wait to finish school and get a home so that I can decorate, watch a good horror movie and pass out candy.
    As for favorite store at the moment? MAC! I ran over to my nearest MAC counter the other day and I treated myself to the Fashion Revival lipstick from the MACnificant collection. I wanted it all but could only treat myself to a lipstick. Absolutely in love with it thought!
    I hope you end up having a great weekend! As for my weekend plans? I have a date with my nursing text book all weekend long! My eyeballs are hurting just thinking about how much reading I have to do! Thanks for all your hard work. I just leave taking breaks from study to read your blog!

  29. Rachel R. says:

    Hello and happy Saturday! We get tons of trick or treaters here. Lots of school aged kids. They’re so cute!!

  30. Shabeen says:

    Hey karen..
    Wow you were glowing in your benefit holiday collection.. Guess the baby’s kick gave you another dose of glow.. you are truly beautiful
    So if i ever start a blog ot would be on random stuff like makeup, fashion, hobbies, my fav tattoo designs, fav food, kids, dogs n loottss of other stuff..
    Have an amazing day

  31. buckycatt says:

    K & T – Do you read the annual Allure Magazine Best of Beauty issue? I splurged on 1 eye shadow item on the list that is supposed to make all eye colors pop. Should arrive next week & I’m anxious to give it a try. I also ordered Greta from the Nars Audacious collection. Seeing The Martian tomorrow. Have a good week.

  32. Miki says:

    I actually took an archery class in high school and loved it!
    Miki recently posted … Most Repurchased Skincare Products

  33. Tiffany Kelly says:

    I want to see that movie! Happy Saturday!

  34. Lena says:

    We used to have a decent amount of trick or treaters but now everyone is grown up in my neighborhood! ๐Ÿ™

  35. Brian says:

    If I had a blog, it would be about couponing and/or makeup & skincare.

  36. Karen says:

    I actually made something arts and craftsy just 2 days ago. I made visuals for the 5 Little Pumpkins rhyme for my preschool sign language class. I attached “pumpkins”, “leaves” and a “candle” to the fingertips of a pair of winter gloves so I can act out the rhyme with my hands.

  37. sarah says:

    I had a networking event this week, so I used eye shadow and a blow dryer for the first time since the spring. They’re the first thing to go when the weather gets hot, but damn, they do make a difference!

  38. Lesley says:

    Kids do trick or treat in our little village – and get lots of exercise walking up the steep driveways, and it’s all local kids.
    Best hair day was yesterday when I had my hair cut and coloured (first time since July!!!)
    I have shot a bow and arrow a couple of times (including once in Japan), but never often enough to be able to hit anything I aimed at.
    I once started a photography/travel blog but didn’t stick with it and ended up posting our journals on a site dedicated to cycle touring. I’ve been thinking about getting back to the blog.

  39. Debora Brezoi says:

    A blog? Hmm about anything and nothing. Just random stuff! Lol :))
    I never tried a arrow and bow but i would love to. In my head im really good at it! :))

  40. Kids do trick and treat in my neighborhood, which took me completely by surprise when we moved here. I had never experienced it before, so I had no sweets prepared, but they were very gentle on me and just scared me instead of doing something mean.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Favorite Face of … September

  41. Lisa Brown says:

    yes, we get over 100 kids on halloween

  42. Trillina Palemi says:

    favorite store at the moment? perfume shop!!! :))

  43. Niki T. says:

    Sephora would have to be my favorite store. Ulta would be a close second!

  44. Susan Parker says:

    My best makeup day was actually Monday evening when I was playing around with different looks. I went way out of my comfort zone and loved the results!

  45. Mary says:

    We live in an older neighborhood with large hills so the kids do not bother to come thru. They go instead to the new adjoining housing area which is flatter and has sidewalks. I really miss seeing all of the kids. Love your blog, & am so happy for you being preggars!

  46. Kaitlyn says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?

    Not really a store but I’ve been obsessed with Etsy as of late!

  47. Isabella says:

    I have not used a bow and arrow but I would love to try!

  48. Lizzie says:

    My favorite store is Victoria Secret

  49. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I used a bow & arrow once at camp in 7th grade.

  50. Michelle says:

    No trick or treating on my area. There’s a bunch of condos where I live, so a lot of people will drive out to other areas or go to the malls.

  51. Carla says:

    I always have these ideas for artsy projects but they NEVER turn out like I want!!! Guess I’m just not crafty!

  52. Phyllis Strickland says:

    I’ll tackle the arts & crafts! I have been working on Christmas cards all week – I am teaching a class tomorrow afternoon. What a fabulous give away – MAC is always my first choice, but the closets MAC is 45 minutes away. ๐Ÿ™ I can buy on line but not a good way to find colors. Love your blog, I am so glad I found it recently

  53. Susan T. says:

    If I had a blog it would be all about books, cats and a bit of beauty. I listened to the audiobook version of The Martian and it was awesome! One of my favorites for sure!

  54. Nataly says:

    Thanks for the chance!
    My favorite store is Sephora and local candy shop ^_^

  55. em says:

    we tried archery a few months ago, it was really fun. we’re going to try archery tag soon

  56. Kelsey says:

    Ugh, I had no good hair/makeup days this week. I broke my ankle last Saturday and had to have surgery on Thursday ๐Ÿ™ One plate and 7 screws later, I’m just looking forward to the next time I can take a shower.

  57. Kelvene Spencer says:

    If i had a blog, it would be about video games and makeup!

  58. Amy says:

    I’m loving Fortune Cookie Soap. They have the best scents for their products!

  59. Kim Henrichs says:

    My favorite store at the moment is Lush! Cannot get enough…

  60. Jenny says:

    Iยดm absolout in love with halloween ideas for a party, so iยดm looking for a creepy look. My first halloween Look. <3

  61. Rhoda K says:

    I have a wee blog. I mainly blog about books ๐Ÿ˜€
    Rhoda K recently posted … Buy British Day: Some Of Our Favourites

  62. Cyndi says:

    I’ve been making crafty things these past few weeks in preparation for my mom’s wedding (next weekend/October 10th) … the most recent has been decorating mason jars with burlap and ribbon and twine as part of the centerpieces! Love getting crafty!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Sasha says:

    I tried to start up a fashion blog for a while , but its a lot of work ! I admire your dedication. I was always searching for content on top of normal everyday life , aint nobody got time for that ! If I could i would have kept it up … maybe some time in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Heather G says:

    If I were to start a Blog, it would be about daily sales, deals and steals.

  65. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Just watched your pregnancy update video – so exciting that you felt her kick for the 1st time!!
    We have quite a few trick or treaters on Halloween. We’re busy at the start, then drop off as it gets later (due to cooler temps around here that time of year).

  66. Aimey says:

    My Friday night was spent trying to back up data from an almost failing hard drive. I walked across the street to Target to grab Haagen-Dazs and pre-cut watermelon for condolence. Luckily the hard drive wasn’t completely gone and I was able to transfer my stuff to an external *praise the Lord*

  67. Angie says:

    Favorite store right now Marshall’s and TJmaxx for sure! Idk why but I go there more in the fall. Um btw have been super busy and haven’t visited your blog lately but how did I not know you were pregnant congrats! I’m
    Happy for you ! Good luck w the next coming mons your glowing girl ! Kisses!

  68. Icequeen81 says:

    Happy Saturday

    For all your questions this week my answer is no

    Wish you a great week, blessings, I have a vacation this week, but el hub wasn’t able to ask for vac this week cause his colleagues got them first.

  69. Alix says:

    Confession: I love this cold and rainy weather!

  70. Kristen says:

    I’ve been sick all week, so my hair and makeup looked off all week. Actually, everything about me was off this week.

  71. Leah says:

    We have kids trick-or-treating in our neighborhood and I love it! I always try to get really fun candy for the kids, too! I did pop rocks last year and they were a huge hit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Rachel says:

    Today is my best makeup day this week, since I’m actually wearing more than just the basics! I’m always running late for work, so I slap on concealer/foundation/blush/powder/brow gel and run out the door every morning, applying lipstick at a stoplight along the way. Today I have all that, plus eye shadow (UD Sideline, MUG Pixie and a few others!), eyeliner (UD Twice Baked), filled in my brows, and used 2 coats of mascara! Still ended up applying lipstick at a stoplight though! LOL

  73. Katy says:

    I used a bow and arrow in high school gym class. I was terrible at it. Luckily, most people were. There were so many arrows stuck in the ground. They’re a pain in the butt to get out.

  74. Heather O says:

    I love Mac!!!

  75. Sandy P says:

    Nope, we now live in a condo complex. So, just get a handful of trick or treaters here. BUT,it would be a real treat for me to win the MAC giveaway!!

  76. Denise S says:

    No kids trick or treat where I live now. My old neighborhood had loads of kids. I miss that.

  77. I’m currently waiting for my MIL to show up so we can go see The Martian and get dinner, our first “date” in 2 years and she’s late. And our tickets are for 25 minutes from now. ๐Ÿ™€ I really enjoyed the book, looking forward to it. Lots of good, realistic science. โค

  78. Heather says:

    The Martian is the first movie I’ve been excited about in a few years. Looking forward to seeing it. The movie is based on a self-published book and is a great read from what I hear.

  79. McWoo says:

    Do kids in my neighborhood trick/treat? I’m not sure !!! I moved recently so it’ll be my first time in the area. We must though because there’s a school nearby.
    The funniest makeup incident happened this week! I used a liquid eye liner to tight line my eyes and I was thinking… Not bad!! I like this look on me since I’m horrendous at tight lining AND bad with liquid liner in general. Then at work, we had a fire alarm… And since it was raining in the Bay Area, I was outside dripping wet because we all had to evacuate the building… What luck…

  80. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen and family,

    It’s finally started to cool down after that high temp of 102 on Thursday. It’s pretty warm for Autumn, but it’s still beautiful and I welcome the 80 degree’s that’s coming soon.
    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment? It has to be ShopmissA right about now. I’ve fallen in heavy duty love with these lashes by Kara (the 600’s) so I’ve been ordering them like crazy.

  81. Heather L says:

    I’ll answer two of the questions. I’ve already started a beauty blog, and I was posting on it 3 times a week until I began going to college full-time while working full-time as well as holding two volunteer positions. Needless to say, I am very disappointed that I don’t have the time for the blog anymore right now, but as soon as I get to where I’m not working over 80 hours per week I am definitely going to go back to it again – I really enjoyed it! My favorite store is definitely Marshall Rousso, a clothing store with the most gorgeous outfits. I can only go there when I’m in Atlantic City, 4 hours from where I live, so every chance I have to get up there I stock up! They don’t have an online store for in between visits. I think they have locations in Las Vegas and one in the Poconos too. There’s one at the Taj Mahal and another at Resorts in Atlantic City. Runners up would definitely be Ulta, Sephora, and Lush in that order. I loved Cache until they closed the physical storefronts – supposedly they will be re-opening as an online presence.

  82. Virginia says:

    We’re a big trick or treating neighborhood. We went through two bags of candy lady year.

  83. Lynn T. says:

    If i ever start a blog is would be about traveling and dyi/cooking. none of which i do now…but when i become more financially stable or i have more of a saving i can start to do and try more.

  84. christine says:

    I love Trader Joe’s! They have great beauty products there too.

  85. Anastassia says:

    I don’t have a specific favorite store. I love many. If I were to start a blog it would be about healthy staff.

  86. Yelena says:

    I’m so excited about the sephora give me more lip set. Im eyeing it as a birthday present to my self maybe! Or maybe a grown up version of trick or treating where i keep all the goodies

  87. Michelle L says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment? My favorite store would be amazon now. Doing some online shopping recently.

  88. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    Pick me!

  89. Lynda says:

    i’d always start a blog then get lazy

  90. Jennifer says:

    We do get trick or treaters in my neighborhood. I always seem to buy wayyyy too much candy every year.

  91. Sarah Sq. says:

    I have used a bow and arrow before, but it was when I was little.

  92. Astrid says:

    best give away ever ๐Ÿ˜ฑ count me in!

  93. Terri says:

    We get a lot of trick or treaters in my neighborhood. Trick or treat is usually for two hours where I live, and we probably get around 100 kids.

  94. Tracy Robertson says:

    Best hair day was on Wednesday, because I had a cut and my stylist makes it look so nice after in a way I could never duplicate. Best makeup day was yesterday because I had a little extra time to get ready and didn’t have to rush as usual.

  95. Cindy says:

    If I were to start a blog online it would be about music & concert reviews. I already have 8 years worth online!

  96. Cory says:

    Lmao@”it wouldn’t be a holiday at NARS without a gift set with some MAN JUNK”! Ahahaha that was hilariously on point! That mask one is definitely creepy…I’m glad I wasn’t alone in that “deduction”.. Karen, as far as I know, prune juice is always in a glass bottle, & it always be pitch-lookin’.
    I can’t wait to see The Martian! Sci-fi is muh shizzz (got a little lost on Intergalactic, think it was the whole special theory of relativity bit), & it must be Jessica Chastain’s too cuz that’s two hardcore scifi films she was in almost back-to-back. Oh! Matt Damon was in Intergalactic too! I almost forgot! What a role he played lol..
    Anyway, thank you for doing these giveaways, Karen. It’s super generous. You’re like the ultimate beauty philanthropist!
    Have a great weekendโ€”whatever you guys decide on doing!

  97. Jessie C. says:

    kids trick or treat in my neighborhood.

  98. NFJ says:

    YAY October!
    I miss trick or treating. I’m an adult but if I still lived in the US I’d be out trick or treating, in full costume every year – Love, love, love the tradition!

  99. FIONA says:

    Every year, we stock up on pounds of Halloween candy. Every year, we get maybe 11 kids. Every year, I gain weight on leftover candy. Repeat.

  100. Farah D says:

    Ahhh I miss being a kid and trick or treating. But these years, it’s so cold on Halloween I don’t know how the kids handle it!

  101. Jennifer says:

    We get tons of trick or treaters on Halloween-including adults!

  102. Ashley says:

    I have used a bow and arrow before! My family is big into hunting, so it was sort of a right-of-passage thing

  103. renu says:

    I’ve made some tiny drawstring pouches using a 44-year old sewing machine (my mum’s wedding time), i’ll be block printing the textile and creating some more pouches this week, very excited!

  104. Aviva says:

    My best hair day was when I curled my hair and finger combed it, it’s my new favourite hairstyle!

  105. shaunie says:

    Pecan pies are one of my favorite pies

  106. Laura says:

    My favorite store is Sephora.

  107. Randi C. says:

    My favorite store at the moment is Bed, Bath & Beyond. When I took my son shopping for college, I was amazed at how large their selection was; and I found all kinds of gadgets, storage bins, etc. to make my life easier.

  108. Christina says:

    We get a few trick-or-treaters every year, but not a lot. I wish we got more…its always fun to see all the cute kids in their costumes. If I wrote a blog it would be about makeup, teaching (I’m a special education teacher), or a mommy blog (of course I don’t have kids yet so that’s not currently a possibility). ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. BJW says:

    Oh, I’ve rocked a bow and arrow before. But it’s probably been over twenty years, back in high school gym class.

  110. JennyLynn says:

    Kids do trick or treat in our area, the whole block gives out lots of candy!!

  111. Melinda says:

    I live in south Florida and no kids trick or treat in my neighborhood! Every year I buy candy and cross my fingers longing to see little elsa’s and buzz lightyears and every year I am left all alone with a bowl full of candy and disappointment. lol I don’t get it!!!!

  112. Mary W says:

    I live way out in the country surrounded by lots of land. No trick or treaters come down our long driveway because we keep the gate locked.If I want to see kids in costumes, all I have to do is drive to the mall where almost everyone goes now.

  113. Krystle says:

    There are a lot of kids who trick or treat in my neighborhood

  114. Olivia M says:

    I just moved to the neighborhood I live in back in January so I’m not sure if the kids trick or treat! I live near a school so I’m guessing yes. Though the building I live in is big so I doubt anyone will be ringing my bell

  115. Lisa Foster says:

    I’m just grateful today that it seems to be cooling off in San Diego. It’s been a very hot summer and I’m ready for some fall weather.

  116. Chelsea Amanda says:

    Boom Chicka, Boom Chicka, chick chick chick. There weren’t any trick or treaters in my neighborhood last year. I’d assume there won’t be any this year either.

  117. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I have used a bow and arrow before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Again, thanks for your blog! I really enjoy it!

  118. Maddie says:

    Tonight I’m going to eat pizza and watch a movie called The Grand Budapest Hotel.

  119. Poppy says:

    My favorite store will always be Sephoraโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  120. Maren says:

    I glued a plastic sausage to an otherwise-disappointing ring. So crafty.
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  121. Ree says:

    I started knitting again yesterday. That’s the last time I was arts n craftsy.

  122. Lydia says:

    My favorite store right now is West Elm. They have so much cute stuff.

  123. maria says:

    Spent a lazy 2 days catching up on all the shows on my pvr.

  124. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve wanted to start a fashion blog since I was in high school…if I had done it then, maybe I’d be one of the popular bloggers traveling the world and going to fashion weeks.

  125. BooBooNinja says:

    Happy Caturdy, from me, Nikita (our first rescue) and Buddy (our newest rescue)!

  126. Sarah W says:

    We only got like 3 trick or treaters last year! Super disappointing

  127. Andrea says:

    Archery was one of my fave things to do at summer camp. No good hair days this week but my makeup was pretty good M, W, F (the days I teach)!!

  128. Gina says:

    Hi Karen and Tabs!

    Hope this finds you well. I wanted to find my best day last week when I used a new Bobbie Brown holiday palette that I had just gotten in, but instead dealt with lots of fallout !!! Ish! At least the iridescent ones are hella powdery. I only used one of the mattes to contour the eye. It wasn’t as bad. Oh well, it was an impulse buy! It was reminiscent of the Telluride Collection in shadows and a small Bellini lippie. I think it’s actually called the Bellini Collection. Anyway, I knew it was small but didn’t expect it to be that small, but it’s okay. It’s beautifully done.

    I’m so excited for you. Happy baby!

    Gina and Gracie.

  129. Chelsea says:

    If I blogged, it’s probably be beauty, particularly skincare related, maybe with some fashion.

  130. Dawn says:

    No kids trick or treat in our small, somewhat isolated development. I actually take my kids to a larger development to trick or treat which makes me feel kinda weird since we don’t live there. But it’s common here. Everyone is nice about it and I pass out candy as we run into other trick or treaters.

  131. Bonnie Clyne says:

    I had unexpected good makeup day. I was wearing my hair in a ponytail which I don’t usually do. My bangs ended up with a glamorous swoop in them and I decided to try out the NARS red lip stain that was my free birthday gift from Sephora. I’ve never worn red lipstick, ever. I got lots of compliments and felt glamorous all day. I tried the lipstick the next day with a different hairstyle and didn’t feel as confident.

  132. Michaela says:

    Happy Saturday to you Karen! Yes, kids still trick or treat in my neighborhood. Our street is a cul-de-sac and away from the mainfare – we are not one of the busy streets so we don’t run out of candy, and on our street we don’t have special effects like the busy streets do. So alas, all that leftover candy….

  133. Jess says:

    Favourite store is definitely Sephora *heart eyes forever*

    If I were to start a blog it would be a toss up between beauty related things (my weakness) and legal things. I’m currently a law student so these are my two passions. Not sure how these two topics would mesh together though…

    Have a great weekend!

  134. Tania G says:

    When we moved into our neighborhood a few years ago, my kids were the smallest kids in the neighborhood and the only ones trick or treating there. Now more young families moved in and I’m looking forward to more trick or treaters this Halloween.

  135. Every year, only about one or two families pass by our neighborhood. So it ends up being a please take half of our candy stock and enjoy!

  136. E. Jones says:

    If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?

    I have actually started a blog this past summer about makeup and my fitness journey ๐Ÿ™‚
    E. Jones recently posted … #FitFriday: 10-2-15

  137. BB says:

    I’m loving Anthro these days as a favorite store.

  138. Emily C says:

    I’m always a fan of Urban Outfitters. I head straight for the sales area because you can get such amazing deals! I never pay full price there ๐Ÿ˜›

  139. Lori P says:

    If I were to start a blog it would be all about lipstick, eye shadow and nail polish because I’m addicted to all three.

    I just got some of Sephora’s holiday collection and the packaging is SO CUTE!!!

  140. Jess says:

    I usually like to take my kids to fall-festivals and they have lots of fun activities for the kids, including trunk-or- treating.
    I think is much safer and it’s fun for both kids and parents! Fall has to be my favorite season of the year!

  141. Ellen says:

    I would love to use a bow and arrow – haven’t yet, though!

  142. Ericca says:

    I live in an apartment building so no the kids don’t trick or treat here but I think they go to the local malls. Doesn’t matter all I concern with is celebrating my birthday all of october’s weekends. My birthday is on the fifth.

  143. Andrea T says:

    My best makeup day this week was Friday. I was only wearing primer, mascara, and eyebrow pencil but my eyebrows were on fleek. They have never looked better!

  144. Emily says:

    We do get trick-or-treaters here ๐Ÿ™‚

  145. Kathy T says:

    I love to make artsy things as gifts!

  146. Vicky G says:

    In Barbados where I live we don’t have Halloween so there’s no trick or treating, nothing of the sort. There are a couple parties here and there but I just look forward to October for the holiday makeup collections!

  147. Amy Z. says:

    We get some trick-or-treaters in our apartment building. Thanks for the giveaway!

  148. Rosemary says:

    There were lots of trick or treaters last year, and I enjoyed Halloween so much more than years when I’ve lived somewhere there were none.

    Happy Caturday, Karen. Hope you and Baby Girl continue to be well and healthy.

  149. Monica says:

    I’d start a blog or a youtube channel about scuba diving, with reviews about dive spots and resorts around my country and hopefully I can travel to other places in the future.

  150. Janet Shepherd says:

    Since I live in Australia, there isn’t a big tradition of trick or treating, or decorating homes for Halloween. However I’ve been lucky enough to be visiting New England around Halloween a few years ago, and it was wonderful! Everything decorated, and adorable kiddies in their costumes in the late afternooon… it was lovely, and I do wish we did it here. But in Australia it’s Spring, the atmosphere isn’t really the same.

    I fell in love with a few towns in New England, I could definitely see myself living there. It’s a special part of the world.

  151. Roxanne Brown says:

    I just love the ID channel and I get so excited when a new season starts! That’s usually how I spend my Saturday nights! Congratulations on your pregnancy and thanks for this great opportunity!๐Ÿ˜˜โค

  152. Haleigh Sluschewski says:

    so happy I found your blog! informative, funny, and about my favorite thing ever: makeup!

  153. Devis says:

    My favorite store is probably Starbucks right now ๐Ÿ™‚

  154. Divy says:

    Hi, how are you Karen?
    I’m going to watch this movie, The Martian with my son, who’s a great sci-fi buff, glad to hear its good.
    The kids don’t come here trick or treating
    It was bad hair days last week..make up was OK
    I did few craftsy things for my daughter’s birthday on September 8th
    I have been visiting Joanne store recently..want to do some sketches/ painting
    Never used bow&arrow
    Would love to start a blog regarding photography
    Thank you,

  155. Lisa M Ranieri says:

    My favorite store is The Buckle! Love it!

  156. Tracey says:

    I’ve definitely used a bow & arrow — but more adorably, I took my cute little Brownie Girl Scout troop camping & they all got to shoot bows! It was strangely adorable… Being a girl mom is awesome. You’re going to love it!

  157. Donna W. says:

    I prefer taking my kids to the mall or local businesses to trick or treat.

  158. Meghan P says:

    Yes kids trick or treat in the neighbourhood! We live near an elementary/ middle school ๐Ÿ™‚

  159. Sarah says:

    Love this time of year! Our little neighborhood finally has little ones in costume. It’s so cute!

  160. Ashleigh says:

    I painted some IKEA dressers recently, added some stencil patterns and some metallic paint. Although they didn’t turn out quite the way I was hoping in my head, it was worth it.

  161. Mira says:

    What a cute cat!

  162. mrsshukra says:

    Archery was one of my sports in college!

  163. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I would love to start a beauty blog !

  164. indayluvs says:

    There used to be TONS of trick or treaters in my neighborhood and decorated houses up and down the block! Sadly, over the past 4 years or so, fewer and fewer of my neighbors seen to be participating in either activity.

  165. Hanna M. says:

    Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! I love your blog so much! I started my own blog about a year ago and you’ve always given me so much inspiration! xoxo

    Hanna |

  166. Christiana M says:

    I used a bow and arrow when I was a youngster at summer camp…. not sure if I would want to try it again….

  167. Rena winick says:

    I’m jewish, and we never did halloween, but we have a sort of similar holiday in march were we go to other people’s houses and deliver baskets of candy.
    It’s nice to think of giving instead if taking for a change ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Kirsten says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood? Not that I’ve ever seen, although I live in a secured condo complex.

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment? Trader Joes, but that might be because I’m hungry.

    Have you ever used a bow and arrow? Yes! Although not a real one, a game one at a RenFaire. Totally counts!

  169. Jess Magnuson says:

    My favorite store is bath and body works cuz u can’t get enough pumpkin fall vapors. I love fall with my heart and soul and being in there smells so goood. I briefly tried a beauty blog which was fun. My blog would be a lifestyle beauty self care therapisty blog. Lol.

  170. Fabiana cover says:

    My favorite store of the moment is trader joes. The store opened spring of this year and I go every weekend.

  171. Wayne says:

    The Martian looks amazing!

  172. Teresa says:

    I’m 19 and still go trick or treating; got to get my candy fix!

  173. meka says:

    I just moved to a new neighborhood about a year ago, and i I didnt notice any kids trick or treating last year. Maybe because we were new?

  174. CL says:

    I took archery in college. The equipment was low quality, so it wasn’t very easy.

  175. Christina A. says:

    This will only be the second Halloween in this home as we just bought it last year. We were on a road trip last year to Louisiana for Halloween so I am not sure if we will have a lot of trick-or-treaters but I am kind of hoping so!

  176. Renae says:

    Not too many kids in my neighbourhood, and we don’t really go all out for halloween in Australia, although it is getting a bit bigger. The last couple of years, we have got a picture of a jack-o-lantern with a note to put it out the front if you want to participate. I think it is a good idea, cos people who don’t want to (or don’t know what it is) don’t get annoyed, and the kids don’t get disappointed.

  177. Byanka johnson says:

    Hey! Made some paper bag owls today with my kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚

  178. My favorite stores at the moment are Cotton On and Factorie! Both clothing stores that I’m super obsessed with xx
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  179. Leire says:

    best hair/makeup day? Last friday night!

  180. Sandie says:

    The last thing I made was actually a quilt for my niece who is expecting her first baby at the end of the month. I am also finishing up another one for my son.

  181. I read The Martian on the plane back from Hawaii and I loved the book! I bet the movie is awesome too, I can’t wait to see it.
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  182. BlackAsphodel says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?

    Definitely Amazon. Many shoes have been bought from there. XD

  183. Lisa says:

    We get fewer kids every year trick or treating.

  184. Anastasia T. says:

    My favorite store at the moment is ASOS

  185. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen,
    Hv a nice weekend!

  186. Aeris says:

    In Belgium, Halloween is quite popular but not as much as in the US… And in my neighborhood, there isn’t many children so the 31th October will be a quiet evening for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  187. Nikolina says:

    My favorite store at the moment is iHerb online store!

  188. Amber says:

    Best Hair and Makeup day was yesterday Saturday actually x

  189. Alexia says:

    Being an Aussie, trick or treating kids is not too common but I’ve had lots of kiddies coming around (with parents in tow) in recent years and more & more Australians are embracing Halloween but we have a long way to go before reaching your levels of participation! I think I’ll join my 10 year old son this year and come up with a look for myself that’s appropriate!

  190. Bridgette says:

    Yes I have used a bow and arrow and I’ve actually been thinking about buying some equipment. I tried it and have lived it ever since!

  191. Anne-Marie says:

    I could have three blogs: a blog for poems and short stories, a beauty blog, and lastly a blog for tarot & astrology. Too different subjects to be crammed into one blog, I think.

  192. Coline T. says:

    My favorite store right now is Old Navy ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. CEL says:

    Karennn, was wondering if you ever visit the Philippines? Or if you’ve ever been?

  194. Aurelie Red says:

    My favourite store is Sephora โ™ฅ

  195. Swati says:

    I also saw The Martian this weekend – I loved it!

  196. Julie Murphy says:

    I won a contest this month already. happy day

  197. gabis says:

    I if I were to start a blog it’d be a lifestyle one I tihnk. With topics going from food/cooking to travel but also beauty, fashion, interior design etc.

  198. Maria says:

    (I think this is the proper box to actually write your comment in? … :s maybe? )

    I have never experienced kids come up to my home for trick or treat!

  199. tova says:

    I give you a hard question, which holiday collection is the best this year? ๐Ÿ™‚

  200. Nicole says:

    The last time that I used a bow and arrow was high school.

  201. Liz says:

    My best makeup day was Friday last week. I went matte because I needed to pose for a bunch of professional photos.

  202. alice says:

    Fav store is Target. I could spend hours wandering down all the aisle. There is so much to see and so much to get.

  203. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I really enjoyed the Martian too! Love Matt Damon!

  204. Jessica c says:

    Do kids trick or treat in my neighborhood? Yes we get about 80 kids each year.

    What is my favorite store right now? Ross I love that place. You get such cute cloths for not so much money.

  205. My favorite store right now is any home one because we’re moving to a new house soon and I get to decorate!

  206. Alona Y says:

    I have used a bow and arrow – my husband has one and got me a “kids” one – that I could barely draw!

  207. Bertha says:

    My current favorite store is Target!

  208. Helen says:

    I love Sephora and H&M ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  209. Jennifer says:

    I wish that I had a photographic memory because then I’d be set for life.

  210. Rachael says:

    If I could start a blog I would start a cooking blog! I would love to write about all foods I make!

  211. Alexandru Rusu says:

    If i start a new blog i will be with my romance poems and love relaxing music and images.

  212. Kecia S. says:

    Happy weekend, Karen! My favorite store is Nordstrom…the customer service is unparalleled.

  213. Stephanie says:

    No trick or treating around here, I think our downtown sponsors a trick or treat event.

    Favorite store is tough, Sephora of course but LOFT, Gap & JCrew as well. Ulta and Ann Taylor. I can’t pick just one. LOL

    Husband and I are going to see the Martian this afternoon. He read the book and really liked it.

  214. Katrina says:

    I desperately need to do a manicure today!

  215. Kids usually don’t trick or treat in my neighborhood (it’s still pretty uncommon in Italy), but I always have some candy just in case someone shows up…
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  216. Amelia says:

    Sooooo many kids trick or treat in my neighborhood, you can hardly get out of the driveway past 6!

  217. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I rick or treat with my little sister! it’s so fun! some neighbors go all out with decorating just for halloween!

  218. Valerie says:

    Kids DO trick or treat in our neighborhood! I love seeing all their costumes, giving out candy, and we give jello shots to the parents!

  219. Sylvia H. says:

    If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?

    Maybe a book review blog? I would want to post reviews about all the books I have read. I would also want to include my opinions for all the medical textbooks I have used.

  220. Ellen Casperfl says:

    My favorite store is the Loft.

  221. Denay says:

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?
    Marshalls,Ross, andTJ Maxx

  222. Ashley H. says:

    My favorite store at the moment is MAC, because I’m looking forward to their holiday collection. The holidays are my favorite time for makeup. The other is Charming Charlie’s because I love their scarves and the fall weather makes me want to bundle up.

    If I started a blog I would have trouble picking a single topic. But I could discuss books I’ve read, my favorite films and TV shows, and (of course) nail polish and makeup.

    By the way, I’m glad to hear The Martian was so good! I can’t wait to see it myself.

  223. Amber says:

    Favorite hair and makeup look of the week: winged liner and a deep red lip with a low, wavy ponytail!

  224. Alyssa Lee says:

    Kids trick or treat in our building. Kinda cute to see all the lil munchkins.

  225. Barbara B says:

    I love Halloween although we get less kids every year. This is the first time since we’ve been married and lived here in 22 years that no one will pass out candy. Husband is working, son is away at college, and daughter and I will be at an anime convention.

    Love checking out all the Halloween candy, especially at Target.

  226. Gokcen says:

    My favorite store is H&M these days. It has a new beauty line and I’m falling in love with their brushes. Also I’ve tried some of the single eyeshadows, came out nice.

  227. Robyn says:

    Love Halloween, but we don’t get any trick-or-treaters in the country. ๐Ÿ™ We’ve always had to take our kids in to friends’ neighborhoods. But then, they can’t burn in the city, so we make huge burn piles out here and invite them to our place for bonfire parties. It all works out!

  228. Toni says:

    I am beginning to go through my fall wardrobe. I get excited when I find articles that help me decide what to purge, what to keep and what to go out and find! I love fall!!

  229. Sandy says:

    We live in a neighbourhood where lots of kids trick or treat. I am loving my new MAC Vamplify gloss in Anything but Demure, order it online sight unseen.

  230. Deb says:

    My favorite store at the moment is a little thrift store which sells high-quality like-new trendy clothes. The owner is wonderful, has great taste and gives fabulous advice. I love going there!

  231. Kay says:

    My favorite store at the moment is Ross but I’m excited to check out Nordstrom rack and I’m hoping to find some more makeup deals there.

  232. Melody says:

    My favorite store would have to be! I know it’s an on-line store, but I mostly do my shopping on line nowadays (between school & work, who has the time???). Anyway, their Prime shipping is awesome…and they practically have ERRRTHANG!

  233. Kristin K says:

    My best hair day this week was about 3 days ago! I discovered Argan Oil, and Pantene Keratin Repair!!! I haven’t felt my hair so soft in a long time! My sister – who is addicted to fashion and make-up – turned me on to these hair care products…and I’m never looking back!!!

  234. Natalie says:

    The kids do trick or treat in my neighborhood. I love to dress up and pass out candy!

  235. Toni says:

    We have literally hundreds of kids come to our house for Halloween. Everyone sits out in their yards and the kids queue up – too many to open the door each time. Families dress up and walk the neighborhood together. We hand out candy for two hours solid. Our friends cone over to help.

  236. Daian says:

    Hello Karen!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your weekend sounded good, a nice Sci-Fi or romantic movie always makes a good weekend for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This weekend for me was about celebrating the anniversary of the city where I’m living and I discover that I shouldn’t party that hard as if I were teenager! hihihi… And precisely Friday, because the party, it was my best hair and makeup day of the week (and month)! I spent like whole night with my hair (just to prepared it, I have kinky hair) and with my makeup 2 hours, but I loved the end result.

    And your question “If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?”, I’ve been thinking a while about starting a makeup, fashion, kinky hair blog; but I’ve not decided my mind, with sooooo many blogs out there, and very good ones like yours, I don’t see what I can add to the community… but I’m still thinking about it. Any recommendations?

    Besos!! xoxo!

  237. Piroska says:

    No, there are no kids ever in my neighbourhood on Halloween. Not many kids in the neightbourhood.

  238. Vincent says:

    No kid trick or treat in my area, but my friends and I are planning to dress up and binge on a a bunch of candy and horror movies this year!

  239. Deanna says:

    I used a bow and arrow once when I was a kid. I was pretty terrible at it.

  240. Isadora says:

    The last time I did something artsy was 30 minutes ago, when I was doing a sculpture for Uni

  241. Jill says:

    We did archery in high school for a little bit, so I have shot a bow before! It’s fun but difficult.

  242. Rayshawn says:

    Yes Kids love to trick or treat in my neighborhood.

  243. Ana Mattoso says:

    I’m having a bad hair week. Or month, I don’t know :(. I’m trying to grow my bangs and they are at this awkward lenght and I’m also growing my natural hair and I’m tired of waiting. But yeah, hang in there I’m saying!
    It will be fine eventually

  244. tima says:

    well i really want to get good/better at doing eyeshadow, my birthday is in a few days, so i hope i can buy some tools and shadows to help me out ๐Ÿ™‚
    any signposting would be helpful!

  245. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  246. Monica says:

    If I started a blog it would most likely be about beauty as well as photography tips!

  247. CR Williams says:

    Would love to win!

  248. Kira Stecher says:

    Lately I have been studying the whole day sitting in the library or at home :/ Yesterday I finally went out with some friends and this was the best excuse to dress up and put some glowy make up on. We had so much fun and I totally forgot about the stress I had at home. It was a wonderful evening!!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  249. balee says:

    just randomly came across your blog while looking at swatches of the new Buxom palettes.Love the layout of your blog and how clean and pretty it looks.!

  250. Anna says:

    I’m in love with Nordstroms, ALWAYS & FOREVER!

  251. Catherine R. says:

    “Have you ever used a bow and arrow?”
    I certainly have. I’ve done target shooting mostly, I can’t say I’m much of a hunter.

  252. Chelsey Keating says:

    A Nordstrom Rack opened in my city this past week. So far I’ve been twice this week and I love it.

  253. Stephanie A. says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    Today, I’m really feeling my look, and it’s very low-key chic. My makeup is from Lisa Eldridge’s latest YT tutorial–sculpted eye, slightly winged liner, nude lip. For my hair, I’ve learned and mastered a big, messy topknot–the catch is that I’m pulling this off, and I have a bob haircut!

  254. Taylor R says:

    Just surprised my friend who is pregnant with her first with the Jaclyn Hill x Becca highlighter!!

  255. Vanessa says:

    I made some posters for my room!

  256. Julie says:

    I used a bow and arrow today for the first time ever! Unfortunately the bow snapped as I was trying to launch the arrow and the whole thing was caught on slow-motion video ๐Ÿ˜
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  257. Chris25 says:

    I have three blogs: one for makeup/beauty, one for food and one for Kate Middleton’s jewelry.
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  258. Patricia says:

    The only bow and arrow I have ever used was my nephew’s, although my father-in-law does practice archery.

    Love your blog and Youtube, Karen, hope you had a nice weekend!

  259. Cathy says:

    I just started my second round of accutane (due to cystic acne on my chin) so I would write a blog about that.

  260. Shelley says:

    Pretty sure I’ll be seeing The Martian next weekend. My hubs read the book and loved it. My favorite store today is Saks. I stopped in to get some Cle de Peau skincare and they happened to be having a gwp. I always feel meh about the bags with those but this time the bag is adorable with an initial charm. Fun!

  261. Erica says:

    The kids do trick or treat in my neighborhood, and they are super cute! Our house scares them though, we get really crazy on Halloween around here!

  262. This is my first Halloween in Mexico, so I don’t know if there’s trick-or-treating. I’m eager to find out!
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  263. Sylvia says:

    I knit and recently started a hat for my dad. Sadly we don’t get trick or treaters but I would love it if we did.

  264. Illy Junus says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood? yes, my son always trick or treat, even when it’s raining. I favorite store now, is target…

  265. Amy R says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?
    Kids barely trick or treat in my neighborhood, despite it being an apartment complex.

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?
    My favorite store at the moment is TJ Maxx/Marshalls. Even if the items are often out of season, they’re cheaper than purchasing those items at higher-end stores. I’ve bought some really nice bras and Spanx there. This week I found some OPI Coca-Cola nail polish.

  266. Rach says:

    I have a nail blog right now, but if I were to start another one, it would be focused on TV recaps and reviews. Maybe I’d start with the recaps, because I’m not sure I have anything especially unique to bring to the table, review-wise.

    Oh, and to answer the best face day question, it’d probably be today. My brand new NYX Liquid Suede cream in Amethyst is eeeeeverything. ๐Ÿ™‚

  267. Jocelyn says:

    The last thing I made was a scarf, and I’m about to make some mittens.

  268. Dana says:

    We don’t get any trick or treaters where I live! Makes me kind of sad as I love seeing all the cute kids and their costumes!

  269. Vanessa says:

    If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?

    Food, i know it’s not that creative, but in Manhattan there are just so many places to eat! it’s just wonderful!

  270. Brittany says:

    Thanks for having the giveaway Karen! I hope your pregnancy is going along healthy.

    If I were to have a blog I would want to have part of it be makeup related. This blog has been an unbelievable asset because makeup items look different based on the wearer’s skin tone. Ideally I would like to contribute to the makeup blogging community for people of color because of how much I have learned through it.

  271. Ema says:


    The last time I made anything crafty was this week, I think it was Tuesday. I bought a Cricut Machine a couple months ago since I’m trying to start a little business. My husband had a new water bottle that he got from his job and wanted to have his name put on it because everybody use the same bottle and he was afraid someone will take his. I cut his name in vinyl and the result was awesome! He was so happy! He uses his water bottle with pride!

    Hope I can win this!!

    Congratulations for your pregnancy!! Love your Blog!!


  272. Ieie says:

    Best makeup day this week was when I used a brush to apply my favorite too faced la creme lipstick, per your recommendation! Perfect amount and so precise!

  273. brenda disimone says:

    Right now i am wearing revlon gel envy roulette rush and i love it, it last for days and is shiny !

  274. Tianqi Yang says:

    I forgot to buy candy for the trick-or-treaters last year. I’ll make sure that won’t happen twice.

  275. Karrie says:

    my favorite store at the moment is Bed Bath and Beyond

  276. Lisa C says:

    We used to have a ton of kids trick or treating but not so much anymore. Sometimes I wish I was still a kid, I really loved going trick or treating with my friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  277. Ms. Elise says:

    If I were to start a blog, it would be about science, probably. Or maybe writing. I love makeup, but more as a learner/appreciator than as an artist or blogger. I’d totally cover makeup occasionally in my science blog though, because makeup has some really cool science behind it.

  278. Analy Rodriguez says:

    If I was to start a blog I think it would be about drugstore products reviews.

  279. Melinda says:

    I’ve never shot a bow and arrow but now I have the overwhelming urge to and wear my hair in a braid a la Katniss Everdeen ๐Ÿ™‚

  280. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite store of the moment is tj maxx!

  281. Simone W says:

    I recently lost my ABH eye brow pencil….hopefully I find it in my car :/

  282. Crystal S says:

    I have been loving Kohls lately. They have had some really cute clothing and fall decor.

  283. sara says:

    My favorite store is Target

  284. Dario says:

    Yes, actually, I really have used a bow and arrow!

  285. Courtney Sheehan says:

    In Australia we ride Kangaroos and hang with Koalas… but I live in Barcelona now and they seem to like chasing after bulls. Which totally isn’t my thing!

  286. Sally says:

    The book “The Martian” by Andy Weir is a great read! Highly recommended if you enjoyed the movie.

  287. Stephanie says:

    I live in South Africa and firstly I really love your blog and your youtube videos =)..we don’t really (ok who am I kidding we don’t not we don’t really) celebrate holloween here so ive never been trick or treating or even seen anyone doing it either. I would love if we caught on to that tradition (probably because I love candy so much) and wouldn’t it be so awesome to meet your neighbours and get to dress up too.

  288. Lizzy says:

    No, kids don’t trick or treat in my neighborhood and it’s super sad! I remember doing it when I was little, the neighborhood was always so full. Hopefully it’ll pick up again!

  289. Margit says:

    Kids don’t trick or treat in Estonia, which is sad because it would be fun family activity to make costumes and go aruond neighborhood.

  290. Maroupie says:

    Favorite store : Sephora of course !
    Thanks and kiss from Paris (France) !!

  291. Marieta Claassen says:

    Spring holiday camp, so we are all busy with different crafts at the moment. Thanks pinterest for new ideas.

  292. Stacey says:

    iI was kicked out of Girl Scouts for making a crossbow when I was 8. I guess girls aren’t supposed to know how to survive on their own! Haha, happy Monday!

  293. Frank says:

    I spent the weekend buying christmas presents … a bit too soon maybe? xD But at least there won’t be any stress ๐Ÿ˜€ Unless it takes way too long to arrive…

  294. Jennifer M. says:

    We saw The Martian yesterday and LOVED it. It’s one of those rare times when the movie is just as good as the book!

  295. Gaya says:

    Favorite store is definitely Target! Followed very closely by Sephora and Ulta.

  296. Kiki says:

    My best hair day was yesterday.. I went to a wedding party buat forgot to take a selfie, bummer…

  297. Melissa says:

    I recently moved to a new neighborhood so I’m really hoping there will be trick or treaters! I’ll be going to Costco to stock up on candy.

  298. Gail says:

    I just bought the new makeup brush by MAC and Chanel – do I have too many brushes – never

  299. Tina Herman says:

    My daughter LOVES MAC products!

  300. Kim says:

    We spent our Friday night the same way! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also liked it a lot and made the same comment about the soundtrack. The rest of my family liked it but felt it was long. Of course, they are slightly more immune to Matt Damon’s charm than I am. HAHA!

  301. Ally says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?
    Usually but there is massive construction going on in my area right now so probably not this year!

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?
    Aritzia, Revolve, Sephora

    When was the last time you made anything arts and crafty with your hands?
    Probably in high school

    Have you ever used a bow and arrow?

    If you were to start a blog, what would it be about?
    Cats, tv and film, or travel.

  302. Marta Sousa says:

    Whatโ€™s my favorite store at the moment? OMG, Sephora!! Everytime I go inside a Sephora Store, I cannot leave empty handed!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  303. Jan Mata says:

    I am working on a scrapbook for my grand babies for Christmas. It is a first year album. All their mommies have to do is drop in the photos. One is 6 months old and one will be here Feb 2016.

  304. Hana says:

    Love your blog <3

    But you need to check out handmade indie perfumes! They are becoming my all time favourite thing to haul in.

  305. Jordan says:

    We live out in the country, so my niece is our only trick-or-treater.

  306. Monica says:

    I LOVE archery ๐Ÿ™‚

    Favorite stores at the moment: TJMAXX, Costco, and my local dollar store (for halloween and harvest decorations!)

  307. Trude says:

    I got engaged this weekend, so it was GREAT! ๐Ÿ™‚

  308. Lena says:

    My favourite store is Zara

  309. Melissa says:

    I LOVE Sci-fi and I love that you love it too! Also MAC. And babies. And cats. But not being lost in space. Nerthanku. XOXO!

  310. Yesenya says:

    I have used a bow and arrow before – I suck at it lol

  311. Grace says:

    I haven’t been wearing much makeup lately (giving the skin a rest), but I’d love to get some new shades for the autumn season!

  312. Remi says:

    My neighborhood is HUGE for trick or treating. It is a long night.

  313. Lauren McF says:

    Kids and trick or treating?
    I wish we had more Halloween guests! I really do.
    There was a time many kids in amazing costumes came by.
    But these days there are more kid parties. Perhaps that’s best.

  314. Samantha P says:

    My favorite store right now (and always) is Target! ๐Ÿ˜€

  315. Chelsea H. says:

    Do kids trick or treat in your neighborhood?
    – We don’t get a lot of trick or treaters anymore. Everyone is too old now (although I really don’t think anyone is too old for free candy ๐Ÿ˜› )

    Whatโ€™s your favorite store at the moment?
    – I love Trader Joe’s because they are selling Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels, which basically encompass all the food groups I need. Also loving TJ Maxx for Halloween decorations, and Nordstrom for clothing!

    Have you ever used a bow and arrow?
    – I’ve tried a compound bow. Tried is the key word. I need more muscle on my arms.

  316. There are other kids in my neighbourhood who trick or treat, but my little guy isnt into dressing up or candy so we just stay home and hand it out that night ๐Ÿ™‚

  317. Chelsea says:

    My favorite store right now is Macys. Sometimes you can get a really good deal (for great quality)!

  318. susan says:

    Yes, kids trick or treat in our neighborhood. We always look forward to seeing the neat costumes!

  319. roz says:

    Only 3 houses on my block, and no kids so no trick or treaters

  320. Pamela Haddad says:

    It’s been decades since I made anything. When I was 10 I used to make choker necklaces and did other craft-y things. But I haven’t “made” anything for years. Then about a month ago, I made my own laundry soap, fabric softner and “bleach”. I am very happy about it. And it wasn’t hard or expensive. And my husband really likes the way the clothes feel.

  321. Natalie says:

    I just drew a portrait for my coworker of her and her husband! I guess that is “artsy”!

  322. Elizabeth R says:

    We live out in the boondocks so no kids show up for trick or treating. Still buy the candy though and we have to eat it!

  323. Candice Croix says:

    I’m more of an idea person that a hands-on person, but for my birthday my cousins made me a hipster display case for my tea mugs (which I collect). They deconstructed a weathered pallet, added some hooks, and stenciled ‘Tea Time’ at the top. I love it! My cousin wanted to label it ‘Mean Muggin” instead, which I also support. Maybe for my next birthday!

  324. Annesha says:

    I started a blog three months ago and then stopped cause everything sounded ostentatious. :'(

  325. lauren knott says:

    Kids trick or treat like crazy in our neighborhood and a bunch of us parents go around with them with spiked cider. So fun!

  326. Rita Leonard says:

    I loved the book and can’t wait to see the movie The Martian. The book was the only one that my husband actually finished.

  327. Jay says:

    I love reading your blog, especially the variety of topics

  328. Ruth says:

    I didn’t get one trick or treater last year! so disappointed! I bought good candy and ended up taking it to work because i didn’t want it in the house.

  329. Megan says:

    I have used a bow and arrow but it was a long time ago. Archery was one of the options we could pick for PE class in high school.

  330. Maria K says:

    Yes they come trick or treating at our door! it’s so cute

  331. Carissa H says:

    What was your best hair/makeup day this week?
    Wednesday. I had a dentist appointment so I had to get creative to get my super thick hair to lay flat. I wound up putting it in a kind of twist worn at the base of my neck. I couldn’t wear lipstick so I went for a bright eye Urban Decay Maui Wowie & Mildew and MAC Bio Green.

  332. Virginia says:

    Learning archery is on my long list of to-dos. There are a few classes near me that I am considering joining. I just need to find the time to commit to it!

  333. bin du says:

    it’s been really rainy here which is kind of a downer but on the plus side I’ve found out that I loveeee mac rebel when its overcast and grey outside. I’m not the biggest fan of purple so I was actually thinking about giving it to my sister, so glad I decided to test it out again!

  334. Genesis says:

    My favorite store is Target! Especially doing the fall ๐Ÿ™‚

  335. Maryna says:

    Ilove sephora stores where i may buy Mac lipstic!!!!!

  336. Ellie C. says:

    Best hair day was last week–as my hair is short, and it seems to change every day! I’m hoping it will come back around and look great again.

  337. Princess says:

    The last time I made anything arts and crafty with my hands? When I was in 7th grade, I made a skirt for my fashion design class. I still have it for sentimental value!

  338. Cynthia Richardson says:

    We have not had a trick-or-treater come to our house in the 30 years we’ve lived there. It’s kinda a dark street and our house is at the end of a long driveway.

  339. Amara says:

    When we first moved into the neighborhood in 2005, we bought a huge bag of candy from Costco (aka ginormous beyond proportions). We had 1 kid come buy and I had to eat all that candy for the next month (not as hard as it seems lol). But we stopped buying candy until within the last few years there have been more and more families with young kids move into the neighborhood now I have to buy candy or turn off all the lights in our house and pretend to be a vampire for a night.

  340. Holly S. says:

    I used a bow and arrow once when I was a kid and loved it. Haven’t had the chance to since, but I’ve always wanted to learn. Thanks!

  341. Richard Hardin says:

    I love flowers

  342. Jessica Cyr says:

    Awesome blog and great contest ! , I cant wait to take my kids trick or treating this year, they love getting dressed up during the day and we go to the zoo for a day of Halloween fun and haunted houses, then we end the night by going door to door collecting candies. Such a fun time of year.

  343. Josie says:

    I love Halloween! I love all the kids who come to the door all dressed up! And I love dressing up my kids and taking them out. So much fun!

  344. Malaeka says:

    I have never used a bow and arrow… But I do my eyebrows myself!

    Kids don’t come up here for trick o treat… But I love getting treats from my friends on their birthdays.

    It has been ages since I have made any art n craft project… But I can easily turn anything into a toy for my kids(i.e tissue paper, chocolate wrapper, empty water bottle). Mom skills.

    I did not have a good hair or makeup day this week… But I got the chance to shower with peace(when my kids were asleep). Well it was a spa day.

    I would love to start a blog about something. Maybe ..Makeup, cooking, vlogs, healthy lifestyle etc. I feel like I am jack of all trades.. master of none!

  345. Katie F says:

    I’m not terribly crafty, but I love cross stitch and crochet. I just started a cross stitch portrait of Tina from Bob’s Burgers. I also made a crochet skull pattern shawl that I’m looking forward to wearing for Halloween season!

  346. Patricia says:

    I love Halloween and yes kids trick o treat in our neighborhood is awesome, who doesn’t love getting dressed up and wearing glitter! Love your blog ๐Ÿ˜˜

  347. Kuz says:

    I live in a condo, so sadly there aren’t any kids that cruise by my front door, but I might hand out/eat candy at my parents’ house. They usually get a few cuties dressed up in elaborate costumes!

  348. Denise says:

    I’m so excited for Halloween this year. My dad passed away October of last year, so I was almost depressed then. This year, we have our baby boy (whom we named after my dad) and we’ll go trick or treating with him.

  349. Stephanie says:

    The last crafty thing I did with my hands was help my 15 year old sister make masquerade masks for a class play. We made 3 very different and detailed masks, such a fun sister bonding time. I was able to really enjoy time with her and chat while seeing and enjoying her creativity.

  350. Danielle says:

    I love the month of October because of all the Halloween activities! This is my first year at my new apartment so I’m not sure what trick or treating is like in this town. But I can’t wait to do things like go pumpkin picking, hay rides, haunted houses, R
    etc ๐Ÿ™‚

  351. Tracey E. says:

    Last year I was in LA on Halloween and it is a BIG THING there. This year will be much quieter. We don’t get trick or treaters in our apt building but I’ve been known to walk around town with a giant spider on my head!

  352. Camille says:

    so, it has been well over a year, but i started folding paper cranes for my cousin’s wedding. i was/am doing the 1000 crane tradition. that was last year.

    fast forward to this year: ok, cool, i’ll give it to them for their one year anniversary!

    that ship has sailed. i think a christmas present will be the one. LoL.

  353. Aenea says:

    No trick or treating here ๐Ÿ™

  354. Tricia Hope says:

    I am in the middle of two things an embroidered birth sampler and a painted one.Wish I still had more natural daylight.

  355. Linda says:

    I had a class in archery once at summer camp, but I wasn’t very good at it. One of my cousins, though, took it all through high school and even won a few trophies.

  356. christine burd says:

    We used to have lots of kids trick or treating in our neighborhood including our young ones . But with the advent of mall events and parties for little ones on halloween and with our neighbors growing older and kids growing up we have seen a marked decline in the past 5-10 yrs of trick or treaters. If we have 5 to 10 kids we are lucky.. Of course since we are older our lights go out at 9 so we may be missing the teens..

  357. Clemence says:

    Never used a bow and arrow before!

  358. Tosha H says:

    My family always has candy ready to give out but no kids have come by for the last few years… hopefully there’ll be some this time~

  359. Edmond says:

    OMG, no trick or treat. ๐Ÿ™ Wow, prize paypal gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: Iโ€™ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  360. Paulina Rios says:

    My favorite store right now is H&M. I love their clothes and the prices are the best!

  361. Erika says:

    Kids don’t trick or treat on my immediate street because it is rather busy, but one street back is a quieter neighborhood where there are always a ton of kids and families out. That’s where we take our kids.

    We did an archery unit in PE in high school, so I’ve used a bow and arrow. Difficult skill to learn, but fun. Also very good upper body workout as long as you don’t mind some bruises on your upper arms when the string on the bow hits your arm. (at least if you were a novice like me)

  362. amys says:

    Can’t believe I only own one mac product.. a single eyeshadow in club. what a poor choice that was as I never wear it. would love to try some more wearable colours by Mac, especially since I’m older now!

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