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Good morning, glory. Happy caturday! Meows all around.

So, I watched a surprisingly entertaining movie on iTunes last night called Love, Rosie, and I thought you should know about it…just in case you’re ever in the mood for something light and fluffy that also happens to star the guy who played Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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You know, just in case you need something that meets all three of those important criteria — light, fluffy and starring Finnick Odair. ๐Ÿ™‚

It wasn’t bad! I mean, OK, it only gets a 26% on rottentomatoes, but I swear, it’s better than that.

In other news, I’m driving into the city this morning to have breakfast with my brother, and my most difficult decision at the moment is whether I should order the buckwheat pancakes, or the huevos rancheros.

Hmm… I might end up getting both, ’cause that’s how I roll.

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to, and may it be filled with cats.

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  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • What scent reminds you of your mom?
    • Make a real word using all of the letters in your first name (you can also use additional letters if you want to). Here’s one for me: “hanker,” because I have a “hankering” for a yummy breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Did you do any shopping this week? What did you get?
    • Have you ever gotten into a big argument with someone at work?
    • What’s the chismis (pronounced chees-mees), which is Tagalog for “gossip”?
    • Would you rather 1) live forever, or 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep?
  • One entry per person.
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, enjoy your weekend and breakfast with your brother!
    Agata recently posted … Beauty Influencerโ€™s Sunday Column Vol. 8: Whatโ€™s your current morning and evening skincare routine?

    • shopping this weekend…just purchased the Tarte Showstopper palette and I love all of it but am a little hesitant about the shimmery eye shadows since I have hooded eyes. Hoping to be convinced I can make it work! Other shopping this weekend? I may stop by Ulta for a pair of false eyelashes and some mascara. I’m sure other things will fall in my cart too!

  2. Brittany says:

    Here Rainbows End, also known as Love, Rosie, by Cecilia Ahern is the book that the film is based off of.

    If you have any spare time, I would highly suggest reading the book. The premise is similar to the film in that Rosie and Alex are best friends but the entire book is a collection of letters and emails between them. The storyline is different because it’s drawn out over a longer period of the characters’ lives.

  3. Tiffanie says:

    Have fun with your brother!

  4. Lily Kelley says:

    Hope you have a great weekend Karen

    Miss Dior reminds me of my mother.

    Bought Mac Huggable lipstick in Soft Talkin and Freckletone lipstick this past week.

  5. Jelena says:

    Wouldn’t like to live forever but I do not mind sleeping either – actually love it. I would rather live normal lenght of life but be healthy always.

  6. Anna says:

    Hi all,
    The scent that reminds me the most of my mom is Chanel Mademoiselle – she’s been wearing it for as long as I can remember and to this day I haven’t found a perfume that I love as much as that one.
    Also the scent of jasmine…it used to grow right outside of my childhood home ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. buckycatt says:

    Karen & Tabs – Your suggestion questions are too deep for Saturday morning! I am still on the hunt for the world’s best lip primer & loving my new friend Bette from Nars!!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Chanel #5 reminds me of my mom and she wears it better than anyone I’ve ever met. There’s something about her body chemistry and Chanel #5, it smells really nice on her.

    I bought some CND Vinylux nail polish off Ebay. The seller has an Ebay store with several listings, you can pick 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 12 colors. All the reviews for the seller said it was legit so I bought 6 and I’m pleased to say they are real. For the price I was concerned they’d be fakes. If they are fake, they are GOOD fakes. Anyway, I’m convinced this is the closest I can get to gel without actually getting a gel manicure. This stuff is AH-MAZING. I also bought a Da Bird from Amazon for my cats. I have a pair of jeans from LOFT that I need to exchange, I saw they are running a 50% off in stores today. I don’t have time to go today though, that’s probably better anyway. I’d just end up buying more and my husband would roll his eyes.

    Have a great Caturday, I love going out for breakfast.

  9. daniella says:

    In Spanish the word for gossip is “chisme”, its funny that some Spanish and Tagalog words are the same or similar-yes I know about Philippino history..I work with so many Phillipina nurses and I absolutely adore them

  10. Rayanna says:

    I did online shopping. Got a couple Nyx items, the new elf brush and the Truself Organics mask.

  11. Donna Newman says:

    I don’t know if I’d want to live forever, only because everyone I hold dear would NOT….too deep for me so early on a Saturday….I would rather get by without requiring sleep….I could get SO MUCH MORE done!!!

    And either of your breakfast selections sound DEE-lish!! I had raisin oatmeal and am still hungry….

  12. Tiffany says:

    Opium will always remind me of my mom. It’s her signature scent. Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Lola says:

    Roses always remind me of my mom. When I was a kid she always wore rosewater. She as started to wear it again and every time I smell it I feel like a little kid again!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Laura says:

    I would love to live forever! Anyone know any hot vampires that can make this happen?

  15. Kelli says:

    Shalimar and Samsara were my mother’s signature perfumes. Also, she always used Jergens lotion and everytime I use it, I think of her.

  16. Jen says:

    I would love to live forever, if my daughter could as well. I fell like I never have enough time with her, and the time I do is so busy. Poor thing is sick this weekend (she’s 2) which is how I got time to read one of my favorite blogs! She adores makeup and beauty stuff just like I do!

  17. Stephanie says:

    I just splurged on the Tom Ford brow sculptor, I’m excited and nervous to get it in the mail!

  18. Katrina says:

    Today is my 35th birthday, I don’t know how I feel about that.

  19. Jacquelyn says:

    I bought espadrilles yesterday!!!

  20. Anna says:

    My latest haul? Juliette Has A Gun perfumes Midnight Oud and Lady Vengeance. Love!

  21. Ana says:

    What scent reminds you of your mom?
    Her scent! She didn’t wear any particular perfume on a daily basis. Actually in some way it’s a good thing that it’s not something I can smell anymore, It would have made me cry every time I did! :\

    Did you do any shopping this week? What did you get?
    Got a shirt at lord and taylor on wednesday and I’m about to stop at sephora on my way to work to stock up on some essentials…aka the beautyblender solid cleanser and Kat Von D’s tattoo liner!

    Have you ever gotten into a big argument with someone at work?
    No, but I’ve had customers that were very rude if that counts…probably not, cause I wasn’t arguing with them!

    Would you rather 1) live forever, or 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep?
    I would live a normal life span and not sleep. I’ve read about too many immortal characters, I’ve learned my lesson!

  22. Maria J. says:

    I certainly did do some shopping,Last Night I bought the the New Miss Manga Rock mascara because I adore the original so I figured I’d give this one a try.

  23. Ana says:

    So, my mom loves the smell of roses, so she’s always buying rose scented air fresheners and diffusion oil things for the house. But while I think of my mother when I think of rose scented things, the scent itself doesn’t remind me of her, the smell of an old shampoo she used to use does. Of course, I have no idea what shampoo it is. There’s a rose scented shampoo from herbal essences, but it isn’t that. Maybe some kind of lavender thing?

  24. Lien says:

    Who hates waiting for packages to arrive? I do… I keep checking the order status like a maniac. And now that I found out that Amazon.de and .uk ships to my country, I will have to go through this pain regularly.

  25. Moonchie23 says:

    Hi!!!! My mom does not like any perfumes, smelly lotions nothing so of course I’m the opposite! So when I buy smelly lotions or perfumes I always try not to put them on right before I see her:)

  26. Emma Woodbridge says:

    Daisy by marc jacobs reminds me of my mum, she died in 2010 of ovarian cancer. Her name was Marguerite just like the daisy flower and when i wear that I think of her ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Olesya says:

    I am very happy I bought BeautyBlender this week. I wanted to check it for quite a while, and it is definitely worth it! Also I discovered a new great sculpting product for really pale girls,which is MAC Pro Longer eyeshadow in the shade Fashion Fix:)

  28. Meghan says:

    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue reminds me of my mom! ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. Icequeen81 says:

    chismis You mean Chismes en Spanish? I think if you wan to explain the pronunciation It would be more cheese – mes,
    wich means gossip: things that are not true, or people that loves tell stuff that happened to other people.

  30. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I bought a pair of boyfriend jeans from ZARA !

  31. Elvan says:

    My name rearranged is “navel” :3

  32. Michelle says:

    I ordered from Ulta the first time and got a Lancรดme mask and trying stuff from Boots No. 7 ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Tiffany Hoang says:

    Karen, Tabs is just so fans!

  34. Rhoda K says:

    Have a lovely time with your brother! (P.S. I vote for the pancakes)
    Rhoda K recently posted … Armchair BEA, Day 4: Books to Movies *Giveaway*

  35. Trisha says:

    My mom always wears old lady smelling perfume (even in her younger years). I do not know what kind it is but it seems like they all the little old ladies wear the same one.

  36. Daria says:

    I would rather live forever ๐Ÿ™‚ and you?

  37. Jennifer Pham says:

    I have done some online shopping, only to convince myself I don’t need more. Then I recently made an order of the Coastal Scents Hot Pots, which are actually quite awesome!

  38. Maria says:

    I wish I can go on vacation to the Philippines. Haven’t seen my family since I left 4 years ago. I miss my mom’s cooking.

  39. Erica says:

    live forever! i love my sleep! LOL

  40. Jennifer says:

    I went shopping this week at MAC and got two new lipsticks! They tried to talk me into a blusher and bronzer but I maintained my self control.

  41. BJW says:

    I bought some books, which is something I do almost every week, or so it seems. Maybe if I never sleep I’ll have time to read them all.

  42. feee says:

    Happy weekend to all of you! I just got the nars blush I thought I wanted least- fervor! It’s soo prettyyy

  43. Diana says:

    Fresh and clean scents remind me of my mom.. Pleasures by Estรฉe Lauder will forever remind me of my mom..

  44. judyo says:

    my mom didn’t wear any scent, but my daughter says that every time she smells someone wearing paloma picasso, she thinks of me.
    thanks for this chance.

  45. Noon says:

    Man you remind me how much I love cheesy, fluffy movies. No plot? Who cares man.
    Noon recently posted … beautybarbaby matte attack in scandal and fuzzy sweater

  46. Elaina Garrison says:

    Hiya! I adore your giveaways!! I did shop this weekend, Sephora of course โค๏ธ I got Tartes new sunscreen Tarteguard and Cleans new summer scent set with 3 lovely perfumes for $39 such s good deal!

  47. Dani says:

    The smell of cloves will always remind me of my mom because she used to make little balls out of sweetened condensed milk and coconut and decorate them with a clove ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Kristen says:

    I think I’d rather not have to sleep because I’ve watched the show Forever and he doesn’t seem to enjoy being immortal.

  49. Analy Rodriguez says:

    This week I bought online a couple of t-shirts for my boyfriend, but I’m looking forward to go shopping for myself this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Carolyn N. says:

    Omg I’m not sure how I feel about not needing to sleep. On one hand I love sleep, but if I didn’t need it then I could probably accomplish so much!

  51. Lisa Brown says:

    My name Lisa, rearranged is “Sail”.

  52. Annaham says:

    Going to Ulta this morning to get my hair cut!

  53. Anne Feldborg says:

    My mom uses this Lacoste perfume which has a really sweet smell and it makes me feel safe and at home whenever I smell it.

  54. Jay Nichols says:

    The scent that reminds me of my mom is Vanilla. She loves any and everything that is Vanilla scented. Body scrubs, and perfume have to be vanilla or she won’t use it lol, so as you can imagine she has a large collection of nothing but vanilla stuff

  55. Susan T. says:

    I wouldn’t want to live forever because it would really suck to watch everyone I care about die. But if I could live a normal lifespan but never need to sleep I would be unstoppable! I could get so much accomplished it would be awesome!

  56. Kayla W says:

    I did some shopping at MAC this week, I finally finished the eyeshadow side of my double palette! I ended up finishing it with copperplate and brown script, two shades I wouldn’t have picked on my own but the makeup artist helping me showed me and I ended up loving! I also picked up blushbaby for the blush side of my palette. Now I just have 3 more blush pans to get and my palette will be complete!

  57. Trillina Palemi says:

    chanel nยฐ5 will always remind me of my mom

  58. Jackie Cummings says:

    Gotta get to Ulta today before 3X platinum points expire!!

  59. Mary W says:

    No one else in my family wears perfume but I do. I love perfume of all kinds.

  60. Chelsea says:

    I would you rather live a normal length of time but never need to sleep (but still have the option to nap!).

  61. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen, hv a nice weekend!!

  62. nicolthepickle says:

    The scent of fresh bread reminds me of my mom.

  63. Brenda Roberts says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, a fluffy chick flick is perfect for this cold, rainy Saturday afternoon day.

  64. Lauren says:

    Have fun with your brother, and I hope you ordered both!! I miss living close to my siblings.

    My Mom used to wear DK Chaos which is discontinued, but if I could ever smell that again, it would remind me of her!

  65. Cyndi says:

    Did some online shopping this week and got me some eyeshadows from MakeupGeek (including one foil shadow which I cannot wait to try!!), as well as some scrapbooking supplies for a little project I’m working on for my kids room/nursery. ๐Ÿ˜€

  66. Ann says:

    Guerlain’s Shalimar always reminds me of my Mom. She’s worn it as long as I can remember. I still have one of her old empty perfume bottles – they’ve changed them up a bit to make them look a bit more modern I guess? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was in at WalMart yesterday, and they look like they are clearing out the last of the Wet ‘n Wild cosmetics that they have. All that was left were nail polishes and some lipsticks, 2 for $3, so of course I had to buy 2 lipsticks, lol. Bought a pale shimmery pink one and a bright fuschia – which is a bit outside my comfort zone, but for that price it was time to try it ๐Ÿ™‚
    p.s and I ended up LOVING the fuschia ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Dina says:

    I would rather live for a normal amount of time without having to sleep. Needing to sleep, while my favourite hobby, takes a lot of energy out of me and sometimes makes me drop everything I’m doing for a lil’ nap time! I’d be so much more productive if I never slept…
    Have an awesome weekend!

  68. Olivia says:

    In store shopping wise I did some grocery shopping, boring. Although I did pick up some delicious orange sorbet dreamsicles! I stopped by Walgreens to pick up some medicine and saw that Shea Moisture’s products were on sale for bogo free. I picked up two bars of their African Black Soap. Last night I ordered an eyeshadow palette from Morphe, hope I like it! Bite the lipstick bullet and also ordered some lipsticks from Colour Pop!

  69. Susan says:

    My mom used to wear Chanel #5 when she and my dad would go out. Now she wears light fragrances.

  70. kd says:

    The smell of gardenias remind me of my mom.

  71. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen! Hope you have fun eating out with your brother today! I tried to go “retro” shopping this week because it was Spirit Week at my school, and I wanted to do a 80’s inspired Madonna look. All that I was able to find last minute at the local mall were those fingerless gloves, bracelet bangles, and a semi-poofy skirt. I think I did ok, but I forgot to put a fake mole on my upper lip. Oh well, better luck next time!

  72. Wendy says:

    I went to Nordstrom last weekend, and bought two Voluspa candles and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner. Love them so far <3

  73. Karenine says:

    I went shopping for the perfect summer base makeup at Saks Fifth Avenue! Picking up a long time favorite, Chanel CC Cream in the new reformulation shades, and also a Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream. Can’t wait to see how they perform in extreme heat!

  74. Yasmin says:

    My mum always smells of roses or Opium.
    I brought 3 revlon nail polishes, eyeshadow palette, a nude lipstick. Also a red lipstick, and a bronzey colour lipstick.
    I would rather live for a normal time, than live for ever, because I want to live a happy and healthily life.

  75. Jacy says:

    My mom always wore YSL Opium when I was little!

  76. Iยดd rather live forever. There is so much to see and learn, and to be honest I really enjoy sleeping.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Recent Reads – “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart

  77. maria says:

    Love Mac. My fave brand!

  78. Sandy says:

    Oh yes I went shopping…. $100 for 2 bras!! I hate spending money on underwear. Just saying…

  79. Aurelie Red says:

    I would love to live forever !
    And my mom wore Lancรดme Trรฉsor โ™ฅ

  80. Yasmin says:

    My mum always smells of roses (she always has flowers in her house), or opium.
    I’ve just brought 6 revlon nail polishes, a nude, red, and bronzey colour lipsticks. Also a eyeshadow palette.
    I would much rather life a normal life, than live forever, I want to live a healthy and happy life.

  81. Julie says:

    I’ve done a bunch of online shopping this weekend! Picked up some staples from MAC, some Bite Beauty items from Sephora, and grabbed a bunch of skincare from Beautybar!
    Julie recently posted … Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick in Pecan

  82. Sara says:

    I’d rather live forever. I like sleep too much to prefer giving it up.

  83. Coline T. says:

    Eau Savage reminds me of my mom…smelled like fresh squeezed lemons โ™ฅ she would spray it on her pillow at night ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Rachel H says:

    I went to TJMaxx to revamp my summer wardrobe a little! Got a couple shirts and a cute romper.

  85. Samantha says:

    Clinique moisturizer reminds me of my mom-she’s used it for as long as I can remember. I would love $50 from Mac so I can try out the brownluxe shadow you posted! It’s so pretty!

  86. Andrea Amy says:

    I did some shopping for my son for his birthday. I got a really good deal online at toysru for a scooter that was 50% off plus it came with $10 worth of shipping (so shipping only ended up costing me 77ยข) and I also bought him some clothes online at Old Navy. I also got a good deal on that as I signed up for their emails and received a 20% off code. Everything I bought was on sale. My total before using the code was $50.50 which allowed me to choose free shipping. In total, after shipping and taxes, I only ended up paying abut $43.

  87. Meg says:

    Ralph Lauren perfume reminds me of my mom ๐Ÿ™‚
    Meg recently posted … Kat Von D Ink! Liner in Nietzsche

  88. Emily C says:

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is my mother’s scent.

  89. Daniella says:

    love your website. keep doinยด ur thing! <3

  90. Abby says:

    Mine’s too easy – baby ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m starting my first internship in a professional setting this week so I’ve been trying to amass a collection of business casual essentials… Let’s just say the bill I racked up at the limited yesterday wasn’t cute. The clothes certainly are though!!

  91. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen (your hubby) and Mr. Tabs.

    I was actually able to pick up a few of the mattes from MAC (Naturally Transformed and Kinda Sexy) to assist in my matte and retro matte collection. I’m still not sure if I want all of them , but my list is growing.

  92. Anastassia says:

    Gucci perfume reminds me my mom.

  93. OMG, it is so funny that you asked that question about living forever. Some random person came up to me at my job (I’m a librarian), and asked if I wished to be immortal. I responded “No. I don’t chase death but I’m not trying to live forever either.” I’d give up sleep. ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m clueless as to what I should have for lunch.

  95. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Yes, I did a little shopping this week. I bought some Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue perfume for myself and a Barbie tablet for my daughter.

  96. Carolyn says:

    Shiseido skin care reminds me of my mom. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Shopping – just back from the mall, bought a cute Minnie Mouse shirt from The Disney Store and from Sephora, Gradual self-tanning body lotion (I hope it works!) and some eye masks. Also bought the new Lancรดme cushion foundation but will need to exchange it, I noticed that in the sun there was a huge color discrepancy between face/neck and we can’t have that!
    Big argument with someone at work? Not really – not worth it.
    Gosh, I love to sleep but I don’t want to live forever, unless it means I can sleep a lot.
    My name spelling thingy: Norclay.. no idea what that is…. sounds like a good company name though… hmm…

  97. Heather Fritz says:

    Everything reminds me of my mom. She is my best friend and we talk almost every single day. Antiques, horses and anything rib achingly funny makes me think of her the most. Not those scents though!!! The smell that makes me think of my mom is pink sugar, because it is the only perfume she can wear without getting a headache.

  98. Sarah Sq. says:

    When I was little my mom always wore Jean Patou 1000. Even though she now switches it up, that’ll always be it.

  99. Erin Ortiz says:

    I have had a big argument with my guy friend at work. He said such a mean thing to me and he apologized but things haven’t really been the same since. He still says mean things to me for some reason…

  100. Cherie says:

    White Diamonds. My mom has smelled like White Diamonds for as long as I can remember.

  101. Wouldn’t want to live forever, so I guess it’s no sleep!

  102. susan says:

    Went shopping at Amazon.com and got some much needed snacks!

  103. Virginia says:

    if I had to choose between living forever or never sleeping , I’d definitely choose to live forever. I like sleeping waay too much.

  104. Hilary says:

    Went shopping at Loft this weekend…and last weekend. Those 40% off everything sales really get me!

  105. Courtney says:

    Moonlight path by bath and body works is the scent that always reminds me of my mom. She’s sworn by that scent as long as I can remember!

    Hope you have a good weekend, Karen!

  106. Suzanne C says:

    I would prefer to live forever. Cause I love me some sleep!!

  107. Dee says:

    Bahaha hilarious questions/suggestions KAren!! I love the last choice between living forever and not having to sleep at all. Id definiltey pick the latter – I always wish I had more than 24 hours in a day and if I didnt have to sleep at all I would LOVE that!! Forver…meh itll probably get boring ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Dee recently posted … Summertime Corals

  108. Kalli says:

    I die some online shopping last week and my goodies came in the mail on Monday! I ordered some eyeshadows, lip pencils, lipsticks, a blush and highlighter from ColourPop (everything is between $5 and $8!). I also ordered some perfume and bath products from Haus of Gloi, they just released their summer collection and everything smells so yummy!

  109. Brittany says:

    I’d much rather not have to sleep!! I think it’s a waste of time and I could get SOO much done in those 6-10 hours, instead!! Which makes me always think of vampires and how they don’t sleep (at least some modern ones) and I get envious of that!

  110. Michele Roberts says:

    Hi Karen,
    I did a little shopping this weekend as a little treat for working hard over the past month to pass an exam ๐Ÿ™‚ so I bought a Rae Morris Perfect Liner Brush and a Z Palette which I can’t wait to fill with eye shadows! I’m not sure which to buy maybe some MAC as I don’t own any! (shock face).

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Michele
    From across the pond

  111. Deborah Rose says:

    I bought this weekend, MAC stone lip pencil and the new MAC stone matte lipstick, as well as Cirque new pool side colors from Nordstrom. over all a very good weekend!!

  112. Chelsea Amanda says:

    Id rather never need sleep. It would suck being the only one alive of close friends and how much would I age? Also my weekend is filled with two little kitties. I never listen to rotten tomatoes, there’s been so many movies that I enjoy that have gotten horrible scores on there. Haha.

  113. Quimerula says:

    Live forever, thank you.
    I love sleeping!

  114. Marisa says:

    Elizabeth Arden “Green Tea” and grapefruit scents always remind me of my mom- they’re her signature ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Gvenda says:

    I totally did too much shopping this week: placed a big order on MUR make-up, purchased 5 lipsticks and a make-up palette on eBay, bought a dress and a bag. I has to stop

  116. Cheryl says:

    Happy Caturday!! Elizabeth Arden Red Door will always remind me of my mom. My dad always gave her a bottle for Christmas and she wore it whenever we left the house.

  117. Elena says:

    I keep shopping. It is so bad! Yesterday I bought a loreal infallible matte lip gloss (kind of an oxymoron, but it is the most comfortable matte liquid lip product I have ever used…so sad it is limited edition). I also bought a pair of toms and some converse…ordered some cute aquarium themed erasers from the Nordstrom pop in shop…

    Oh and bought some self tanner (lorac) from ulta….ordered a few new indie nail polishes…it doesn’t stop!

  118. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Every time I smell gardenias, I think of my Mom!
    And I just bought a new pair of summer pjs online last night from Plum Pretty Sugar!

  119. Tina says:

    I’m doing some online shopping today, I can’t take my 3 year old son to ULTA, he pulls everything off the displays.

  120. Lydia B. says:

    I had to buy a car charger for my phone earlier this week before I left for a trip. Not the most thrilling, but a necessity these days!

  121. Elizabeth M says:

    I’ve been shopping for new skin care recently. I just ordered the Peter Thomas Roth 10% glycolic moisturizer and a new brow wiz!

  122. Cynthia Chatham says:

    Hi Karen! THANK YOU for keeping us in the loop about the Mac Matte Lip Collection. I have been overwhelmed with so many new collections that if it weren’t for your cute funny lip post wearing Men love Mystery, I would not have known about that one. I just ordered and am HOPING it’s a dupe to RiRiBoy.

  123. Margarita says:

    Estรฉe Lauder “Pleasures” always reminds me of my mom. She gave me a bottle of it when I went off to college. Even though she hasn’t worn it in years, I think of her whenever I smell it!

  124. Lynn T. says:

    I would rather live a normal length of time and never need sleep. I can do soo much on vacation … read at night when there’s nothing to do, the only down side… i won’t have dreams.

  125. Jennifer says:

    We took the cover off of our pool today, YAY!!! The water looks great. It’s sooooo hot right now, almost 90 degrees, but Mon. and Tues. it’ll only be in the mid-50’s. Crazy weather.

  126. Erin says:

    Hi Karen! We had a breakfast party for my birthday today, with gourmet donuts, eggs, bacon, juice, etc.

  127. Jessica Davis says:

    Happy Saturday ! I would want to live forever to see my son have kids and his kids have kids!!! My son is only 8 now! Lol

  128. Susan P. says:

    It has been so hot here (85 – 90 every day) and will be a very hot summer. We have two seasons here – not so hot and very hot. At least it never snows!

  129. J says:

    Lavender reminds me of my mom. One time at a farmer’s market, I was at a soap stand and scared the owner when I told her one of her soaps smelled like my mother.

  130. Karen says:

    Years ago I got into a loud argument with my supervisor, who luckily is also a very close friend….otherwise, I may have been fired!

  131. Angelica C says:

    I just ordered a bottle of the Dior Nude Air Serum foundation because of your rave reviews on your blog and your Youtube video! I can’t wait til I get it! I also just got the Bronze Bares All Sephora collection — I love Sephora Favorites. It’s like a grab bag of so much awesome happiness. A full-size Nars lipgloss, plus a Becca highlight powder in Opal, plus some bronzers, nail polish, and an Urban Decay duo shadow. So much stuff for less than $40. It’s a ridiculous steal!

  132. marta says:

    Anais Anais by cacharel remind me of my mom

  133. Irene says:

    I can move the I to the middle of my name and get reine, which is a real word in French, which means queen, which also rhymes with Irene!

  134. Eva Lu says:

    I would MUCH rather live the normal amount of time but not need to sleep – then I would just be myself but 2x better. It would be sad to live forever and see all your loved ones leave you ๐Ÿ™

  135. Jessica says:

    I think I would rather live forever because I like sleep too much to give it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Lisa says:

    Never needing to sleep would be awesome!

  137. Maria Cook says:

    MAC lipstick is my all time favorite!!!

  138. Andrea says:

    I bought the Toledo’s lipstick (Sin), Cinderella fluidliner (Macroviolet), Stone and Whirl lipstick

  139. dawn says:

    Once I hung up on a co worker. She is the type that can only see her perspective and I’d heard it a million times, so I hung up on her. Awful I know!

  140. Jenna D says:

    White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor reminds me of my mother. I think I would rather live forever.

  141. Nataya A says:

    Tresor or Samsara by Lancome remind me of my Mom.
    By the way, I would love buckwheat pancake. Have a great weekend and week ahead

  142. Tracy Robertson says:

    Baby powder scent reminds me of my Mom. Mom doesn’t like perfume so she just wears that. I am a perfume girl myself!

  143. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Caturday to all!

    Violet reminds me of my mom. It’s her favorite scent…and flower, and color.

    I’m a chronic insomniac anyway, so I’d pick never having to sleep. I shudder at the thought of living forever.

  144. Cody says:

    Hi Karen,

    I enjoy reading your blog at work. I say….if I get X, Y, and Z donezo…I can get my beautyfix by reading Karen’s makeup blog…and an article from this new awesome and frugal money blog… https://www.facebook.com/thefinancialdiet?ref=profile

    Right now I am in throes of moving closer to work. That means re-vamping my spending habits. while packing/moving I found Karma cream, it’s a body creme from the LUSH store. It reminds me of my mother in the summer, so I am gifting it to her when I visit her in the coming week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the opportunity and supersweet blog – Cody –

  145. Dana says:

    A real word using the letters from my name?..hmm..how about nada? ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. Mary says:

    Trader Ming’s (Joe’s) chicken and veggie wonton soup, omg so good. freezer section, ez, microwave. delicious!

  147. Carson Diltz says:

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself!!!! I got some summer time essentials this week: a dress, a swimsuit, and a sun hat. Im in Texas dancing in the rain, and dreaming of the sunshine!

  148. azalea says:

    I picked up a few MAC lippies… Instigator, Antique velvet, tropic tonic, and whirl!! I’m super excited!!! I also splurged on a camping tent, sleeping bags, and a lantern!!! It’s gonna be a fabulous summer!!

  149. Michaela says:

    i have my annual review on monday so i may be yelling at work on monday ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Tatyanna Cobb says:

    I love that you post so frequently. On another note, I loveeee makeup. I’m thinking about getting a certificate in makeup artistry.

  151. richelle bowers says:

    ya I went grocery shopping this week……the everything in aisle 14 lol

  152. stacey says:

    I wouldn’t ever want to not need sleep! I love sleeping too much for it to be just a luxury.

  153. Denay says:

    The smell of pies baking reminds me of my mom – master pie baker.

  154. Mieko says:

    Ahhgh, that last question!! After some thinking, I choose regular lifetime, no sleep. It would be lonely to live forever.

  155. Racquel says:

    I finally caved and bought the Real Techniques Bold Metal Collections brushes and I love them!

    I would definitely pick a lifetime with no sleep, so I wouldn’t outlive everyone but I could have SO MUCH MORE TIME!

    Love your blog!

  156. Kirsten says:

    I hope you don’t mind me answering even though I won recently. I like these posts. You don’t have to enter me in the drawings though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I bought some of the LA Splash lip tints since the price is going up tomorrow and I wanted to try them. A few of the neutral colors.

    I haven’t gotten into a big argument at work, but I’ve been the only person in the room when two other coworkers got into it with each other. It didn’t come to blows, but it was close!

    I’d rather live a normal time but never need sleep. I wouldn’t want to outlive my friends and relatives, but the extra hours would be appreciated!

  157. Amber says:

    A word using all the letters of my name ‘rambler’ because I just so happen to have a special skill for rambling

  158. Brwnfruit says:

    Yay!!! Mac gift card!!! This contest is fun!!! The kids are out of school! Summer is officially underway, I want to drive somewhere. Good luck everyone!!!

  159. Sherry says:

    I shop way too much! I just bought a pair of wedges. They’ll be great for the summer.

  160. Elena M. says:

    I could go for huevos rancheros now!!!

  161. Vanessa says:

    I got a bike bag from the rei sale.
    Have a good one!

  162. Lily says:

    I did light shopping as I was waiting for friday afternoon rush hour traffic to ease off. I got a red hair dye. Time for a new new hair colour! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lily recently posted … Marcelle Hydra-C 24H + SPF 15 Moisturizing Cream Review

  163. verseau says:

    Would love to see a post on the eye look you were rocking in your Men Love Mystery post!

  164. Piper says:

    The only word I could think using all the letters in my name is PERiPheral.

  165. Heather G says:

    I would like to live forever.

  166. Chelsea says:

    Sleep is my favorite thing, so I don’t want to live without it!

  167. LaTanya says:

    I bought some candles, lotion, clothes, and light fixtures for outdoors.

  168. Diane says:

    I don’t think I’d like to live forever but at the same time I don’t think I’d want a life without sleep, I love to sleep and honestly it would be pretty boring to be up all the time :/ I guess living forever if I have to really choose one!

  169. Janice courtois says:

    It’s been a sad week… My aunt had a severe stroke:(

  170. Mariam says:

    My mom has always worn Nantucket by Crabtree & Evelyn! It represents her so well: classic, and gentle.

  171. Lizzie says:

    I would live forever and ever!

  172. Christine says:

    I purchased gasoline as i was helping my brother move, does that count?

  173. Kiki says:

    Have you ever gotten into a big argument with someone at work?

    Yes!!! Twice!!! Both with my douche bag managers!!
    The first one ended up with me quiting that hell of a job.
    The second one ended up with him quitting ha!
    Revenge is sweet…

  174. Maria says:

    I got a tote and towel and workout pants from VS! yay

  175. mrsshukra says:

    Picked up a moisturizer today!

  176. Holly McKenzie says:

    I would rather 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep.

  177. Tania G says:

    I did purchase Laura Mercier lipstick in Brown Sugar this week and I love it! Enjoy your weekend!

  178. Amy Z. says:

    I didn’t buy much this week because I’m broke.

  179. Lala says:

    Flower by Kenzo always makes me think of my dear Mum.

    Thank you for a great blog and wonderful giveaway xo

  180. Tracey says:

    I caved & bought some of those Zella workout leggings. They really are amazing! (But not as amazing as buying some MAC would be…)

  181. Lisa says:

    I bought a sun hat today. Gotta keep the wrinkles at bay!

  182. Sally says:

    I’ve spent TOO much time shopping this week. Makeup hauls are making my wallet very sad but turning my own frown upside down haha. Seeing pretty little eyeshadows and palettes just puts in me in a delightful mood.

  183. Emily says:

    I bought a new desk chair. Not super exciting, but necessary!

  184. Ametaf Johora says:

    Karen, you literally put sunshine in my day. I love your attitude, and your blog posts are always fun to read. However, it would be great if u could sometimes review some drugstore stuff too! dose goodies be too expensive for meh lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  185. Michelle L says:

    Living Normal amount of time without sleeping

  186. Liz R says:

    Jessica McClintock perfume always reminds me of my mom’s scent. Yep I went shopping to get paper towel and bathroom tissue (ran out when I was gonna use it,oups lol). Not big argument just small disagreement with my boss,we’re both stubborn maybe bcoz we’re both in same astrological sign,is that bad or good thing?

  187. Chanel No.5 reminds me of my mom.

  188. Amy V says:

    Hi Karen, yes I did go shopping this weekend, nothing for myself though, everything for the kids. Have fun with your brother! And

  189. Berry says:

    I only did grocery shopping this week, no fun shopping, though. Even the groceries were boring, just the staples that I always like to have in the pantry.

  190. em says:

    flowers and turon reminds me of my mom
    she wears floral perfume and also makes turon for us often

  191. Sara muniz says:

    I went shopping today but for grocerries which is super boring for some reason. I’d rather shop for clothes and makeup :/

  192. bhevarri says:

    Woo! At comic con selling stuff. Very successful!!

  193. Maggie says:

    My mom’s signature perfume scent is Calvin Klein’s Euphoria. It smells heavenly on her but somehow smells godawful on my tricky skin…I swear there’s like only two perfumes that my skin won’t reject. ugh, the struggle…but on the happy end, this keeps me on budget lol

  194. sienna says:

    I just bought a wet n’ wild balm stain, love it!

  195. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’d rather live a normal length life with no sleep.

  196. Jessie C. says:

    I would rather live a normal length of time but never need to sleep.

  197. Allison says:

    This week, I bought a compact from MAC and ordered Instigator from the new matte collection online, which I’m really looking forward to getting next week! I also bought a black braided strap maxi dress from Forever 21 and a pair of silver hammered studs from Windsor.

    I graduated from college in June 2014 and will be starting law school in August, so I’ve been spending my year off enjoying and indulging in all the things I won’t be able to do once I start law school. Shopping is definitely one of those things, since I will neither have the time nor money to do it come August!

  198. CL says:

    Had a drugstore cosmetics haul: L’Oreal Nudes 2 palette, Rimmel Retro Glam mascara, Wet n’ Wild lipstain balm, and some nailpolish.

  199. Aenea says:

    Want to do some shopping but it’s so difficult with two kids around. They keep my spending in check.

  200. Asya says:

    Hello Karen! Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaw

    Perfumewise, Dior Jadore reminds me of my mom. The smell of matzo ball soup will also make me think of her.

  201. Kim says:

    My mom actually is sensitive to strong scents so doesn’t wear anything perfume wise. So of course I love smelly things! Perfume, lotions, shower gels, home fragrance, and what not. I hope breakfast was super nummy and I would’ve chosen the huevos rancheros b/c eggs and spiciness.

  202. Emily says:

    Not having to sleep would be awesome!! I would definitely choose that over immortality…

  203. Lori P says:

    I just got back from an Alaskan cruise and I did shop until I dropped..Spa day on the ship just about killed my budget.

  204. Paol Trenny says:

    I would rather live forever or a long long life because I feel that one lifetime is too short. Just like the Asgardian, who lives 5000 years, wisdom comes with age and lots of mistakes.

  205. Sue C. says:

    Pancakes – yum!

    The scent of Safeguard soap reminds me of my mom. She’s used that brand of soap forever, including cleaning her face with it. I’m surprised at how good her skin looks (she’s 70 something) since that’s a pretty harsh deodorant soap.

  206. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!! =)

  207. nat ogu says:

    i would rather live a normal amount of time and never have to sleep , i have sleep apnea anyways so that would cut that out. plus i feel like depending on the task some things just are easier to complete at night or dawn. like when i cant sleep i write essays or perfect a makeup look

  208. Erin says:

    Hmmm a word out of my name… inertia, because right now I am tired and resisting any movement LOL
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  209. Preetha says:

    I prefer a normal healthy lifespan

  210. Lynda says:

    i have a wedding to go to saturday and work on sunday. busy busy!

  211. Becca M says:

    A scent that reminds me of both my mom and my grandmother is pepparkakor. They are Swedish spice cookies and we made them during the holidays. The smell of the dough and the cookies baking brings me back!

  212. Kelsey M says:

    My mom always used to wear this specific Avon aromatherapy scent from back in the 00’s before it got discontinued. We have been on the search for years! Some jasmine scents smell a little like it and we are always on the search for a dupe.

  213. Melanie Borhi says:

    I would rather live forever, if given the choice .

  214. Alicia says:

    I definitely spent too much at sephora and the mall today…. but I justify it by saying i needed it all for work. That makes it okay right? Lol

  215. Pearl says:

    I would pick the “never need to sleep” rather than live forever. Can you imagine how much we can accomplish in a day/night or how much we can procrastinate??! LOL Have a great weekend, Karen!

  216. Monica says:

    I bought a new curling wand set! Thanks for the giveaways

  217. Ms. Elise says:

    The gossip . . . the terrible, rude, criticizing (in a bad way – she made someone super experienced, tough, and good cry several times) person at my work has been fired, but no one will say anything official about it. So the entire office is gossiping about it.

  218. Marcie says:

    Hi Karen, I went shopping with my mom today and got some good discount on work clothes!! I’m glad I got time to spend time with my mother now that I live two hours away. I really cherish those moments!

    -Marcie

  219. Dia says:

    Clinique Happy and vanilla sugar are two fragrances that remind me of my mom. She wore them while I was growing up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  220. Cindy says:

    Did some Internet shopping – bought 4 of those MAC matte lipsticks and got some stuff from the Body Shop’s buy 3 get 3 free sale. They are ALWAYS having a sale, it’s like they can’t give it away!

  221. Amber W says:

    I shopped online this week. Yay for American Eagle! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  222. Ashley says:

    I’ve never really associated my mom with any scents in particular; however, lately she’s been loving Si by Armani so that makes me think of her ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I treated myself yesterday by buying some new makeup since I graduated from college last week! I went to MAC actually and bought Retro and Milani Mode lipsticks. I also bought the Paradisco eyeshadow.

  223. Rachel says:

    My husband and I just moved to a new apartment on Monday, so we did a little bit of home improvement shopping on Thursday. Among other things, we got a new bathmat, new over-the-door-shoe rack for my every growing collection of shoes, and a bookshelf/bar that I’m super excited about.

  224. Aviva says:

    Chanel no5!

  225. Sally says:

    I drove through Novato last weekend, and I had no idea how beautiful it is up there! Hope you’re enjoying the lovely weather this weekend.

  226. Deanna says:

    Life without sleep would be quite strange…

  227. Dollie says:

    I wish we humans could do without sleep. There’s so much to see and do and not enough time. The time spent sleeping could be put to good use.
    Dollie recently posted … Makeup Maestro Cory Wallia Has Coffee With Dollie

  228. Virginia says:

    The smell of peonies remind me of my mom.

  229. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    Scent always reminds me of my Grandmother, nothing really for my Mom. Anytime I smell lilacs, or lemon verbena, no matter where I am or what I am doing, I expect to see my Grandmother nearby. Of course, she’s been gone for more than 30 years, but sense memory is a powerful thing!

  230. Isabella says:

    Right now I would pick 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep, if that would mean never feeling tired. My adrenal fatigue is getting better but I’m still very tired most of the time.

  231. Liz says:

    I got three new dresses this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  232. Honi says:

    I freaking love my nails right now, they look like confetti spread on a cake! China glaze point me to the party ontop of a white cream polish topped with matte topcoat. IT IS GLORIOUS!

  233. Solangel says:

    Wood scents remind me of my mom!

  234. Polina says:

    Hey! I’ve just bought 5 China Glaze nail polishes: Are you Jelly?, Grass is Lime Greener, Bottoms up, Stoked to be Soaked, Keepin’ it Teal. And also Essie nail polish in Belugaria.

  235. Alex says:

    Whenever I smell coconut, it reminds me of my mom. She’s OBSESSED with coconuts.

  236. Emiliya Petkova says:

    I’d rather live forever,because I love sleeping and dreaming!
    And yes,I did some shopping.I bought my little daughter sneakers and ballet flats for me.

  237. Chrissie says:

    Bought my son a couple of Uniqlo shirts with the Minions printed on them. He loves those yellow guys so much, might as well make him wear them. There’s also The Body Shop warehouse sale which I raided for my hair products. Love their Rainforest line, and with my thinly stranded hair, I need products that are silicon-, sulfates- and paraben-free. Normally, they cost an arm and a leg, like $26 for a big bottle of shampoo. At the sale, the same bottle was only $10! Hoarding galore!

  238. debbie says:

    A scent that reminds me of my Mum? Im a debbie downer lol I wasnt raised by my Mum but jasmine reminds me of my grandmother and baking smells remind me of my Nana. ๐Ÿ™‚

    First day of winter here in New Zealand.

    I dont like confrontations so havent had one at work I tend to write someone a note to discuss a troublesome matter.

    Would you rather 1) live forever, or 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep?

    Live forever – I have chronic insomnia since I was a kid and it isnt fun not sleeping lol

    Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. Cheleste says:

    I don’t know which scent reminds me of my mom? I mean, I recognize it, but I don’t know the name! Even though she changes perfumes frequently,
    it always stays the same as if that is her own personal scent…I never smelled it on another person, it’s unique just like my supermom ๐Ÿ™‚

  240. patricia caradonna says:

    Visited Savannah, Georgia this weekend and went to a peanut store. There were every variety of peanuts imaginable with unlimited samples. I purchased milk chocolate covered cashews. It was so much fun!

  241. Brenda Penton says:

    The scent that reminds me of my mom is Jovan White Musk

  242. Chelsea says:

    Would you still age of you lived forever? I don’t think i would like that very much.

  243. SugaJade says:

    Whenever I smell Christian Dior Poison it reminds me of my mother. She used to wear it in her heyday. I’d steal it and wear it at school as a teenager. I felt so glamorous but probably really stood out compared to all the other girls wearing Calvin Klein and Charlie.

  244. Amber says:

    Thank you Karen for this MAC giveaway! I would LOVE TO win this giveaway! x

  245. Maria Therese says:

    Ooooooo I finally ordered the Anastasia Mia Maya pallette but sssshhhhhhh don’t tell my husband..

  246. Ruby says:

    Hello Karen! Kumusta ka? (Thats tagalog for How are you?) Im from Philippines. Whew! Its my first time commenting but I am an avid follower of your blog. Your blogs help me decide if a beauty product is worth buying or just some fancy not worth the hype ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also get to try out your food recipe,like that zuchini noodles. Didnt went well,but it taste ok for humans. Haha! Anyways, Ive been loving MAC lipsticks basically, cause theyre MAC. We dont have Sephora here in the Philippines. Yep, thats sad and just really sad. We end up ordering it via onlineshops (i.e Instagram) cause again, most online beauty store dont ship here- another sad story again. Youre blog always takes me to makeup dreamland (if there is one haha! ) Anyways, Maraming salamat ( thats thank you in tagalog) for your blogs and your funny puns. Haha!

    P.S Where’d you learn the word chismis? Haha
    heres one MAHAL KITA (thats I Love you) <3

  247. Anastasia T. says:

    Avon Little Black Dress reminds me of my mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  248. Ekaterina says:

    Hi Karen! It’s rainy here in my town, and my little daughter and I just watching TV and playing with toys.

  249. Hi Karen! I hope you’re feeling better this Sunday than me. Wasn’t in bed until the sun was rising this morning, oops!
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  250. Andee Hernandez says:

    Very minimal shopping damage to report on my part this weekend thus far. I wondered into Sephora and got their Bronze Favortes box- quite the collections of goodies!!! While on my mall adventure, grabbed a few tank tops from Old Navy. I also made an online order from Ulta for Lorac’s contour kit.

  251. Heidi says:

    Good mornong, Karen! Long time reader but first time commenter. Love, love, love your blog. I learn so much from it abt new products and how to use them. Plus, I show my dd 11 yo daughter your blog so she knows what a really cool blog looks like!

    I’d rather never sleep and live a normal life span. That way I’d get to enjoy more of my youth while still having an appreciation for life. I think I’d lose that appreciation if I lived forever.

  252. chris hoey says:

    Hi Karen! Itโ€™s really rainy here, and my daughter and I just watching TV and playing with toys.

  253. Lisa Foster says:

    I went shopping yesterday, bought some workout tights and some nail polish that I needed like a hole in my head.

  254. S A L L Y says:

    This week I finished all my performances and treated myself to the Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder from Sephora which I’ve been loving. X

  255. Amy says:

    Live a normal length and never need to sleep!

  256. Lucy Nguyen says:

    Jasmine scent reminds me of my mom

  257. Lulubelle says:

    I love to sleep, so it wouldn’t be that choice. The idea of living forever is problematic as well, given the few movies I’ve seen that explored that premise. So how about a 3rd idea: Everyone lives 100 years without aging past 35. I’d take that one:-)

  258. Perrine says:

    My shopping starts today and all i can think about is getting cookie dough ice cream.. Also, my sandal strap broke so I will be buying new sandals today.

  259. Erin says:

    I would really, really, really like it if I never had to sleep.

  260. Lisa says:

    Went to Lush and got my first shampoo bar!

  261. Kristy says:

    Strangely enough, the smell of Vicks VapoRub reminds me of my mom!

  262. Kellyn says:

    I would much rather live a normal length of time without sleep. Imagine what I could get accomplished! If it included never being sleepy at work I’m in.

  263. Diana Corlett says:

    I love to sleep, so I’d choose to live forever, with the proviso added that I be eternally both healthy and happy!

  264. Cathy says:

    I haven’t bought anything but the weekend is not over yet! I’m eyeing a new pair of Uggs ๐Ÿ™‚

  265. Jun says:

    The scents that remind me of my mother are classic 1970s chypre perfumes like Chanel 19 and Y by YSL, both of which sit on my dresser. I hardly wear them, but I like sniffing them!

  266. Rita Leonard says:

    we used to buy mini fruitcakes for my mom every year for Christmas. We brought them for 20 years before she finally told us she didn’t like them. She just raved about them when we were small and bought them for her. Miss her every day

  267. Barbara B says:

    Trying to limit my spending but did buy some books online.

  268. Arlene says:

    Although the MAC Matte collection contains colors in the permanent line, it gives me an opportunity to take a second look at beautiful colors I think I would like to try now. It’s also great that they are adding new colors to the line that aren’t limited edition. Yay!!!

  269. Kiyanna says:

    Did you do any shopping this week? What did you get? I went to Target to get my 2 ur old new sheets for his bed, 2 pair of shorts & a shirt. For me I go a ring holder & a Soy candle.

    Would you rather 1) live forever, or 2) live a normal length of time but never need to sleep? I would rather Live forever!! I like to sleep but I also loves to wake up!!

  270. Jana says:

    Even though it has been a long time that she used the perfume, Anais Anais by Cacharel always reminds me of her (and my mom’s best friend too actually)

  271. Kalli Melia says:

    The scent that reminds most of my Mom is Estee Lauder White Linen. I still cannot smell it and not remember the 80’s and trying to find a perfume I liked better.

  272. Connie says:

    I went shopping yesterday! Although I only went to CVS, I got a few color tattoos and a violet with duochrome blue eyeliner.

  273. Carissa says:

    I didn’t do any shopping this weekend, but I got to celebrate two birthdays. The first with tea and french macarons and the second with salmon piccata, so it was a good, foodie weekend!

  274. Amreen says:

    I would definitely like to live forever!

  275. Kecia S. says:

    My name rearranged (with an extra letter) is “cakier”. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    This week I went to Sephora on the hunt for a more effective moisturizer for my combination skin. I was introduced to the Shiseido Softening Concentrate, which balances my skin & improves the absorption of products. I LOVE this product! I also purchased another Sephora Luster Matte in Mulberry. Thank you, Sephora, for continuing to feed my addiction!

  276. Jennifer says:

    Vanilla scent always reminds me of my mother. I think I’d prefer to live forever, I enjoy sleeping too much, ha~

  277. Nisha says:

    I ordered 20+ eye shadows from Coastal Scents because they were 99 cents each LOL

  278. Lisa says:

    My mom’s not a perfume person, but she loves plants so the smell of freshly turned earth and green growing things will always remind me of her.

  279. Yesennia says:

    This would be awesome! They finally open a Mac Cosmetics store in my hometown!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ so excited we won’t have to drive 160 miles to the nearest one anymore!

  280. Andrea says:

    Happy Sunday from a fellow cat and makeup lover! I bet Tabs and my Henrycat would make the best of friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  281. Tamara says:

    I picked up a few colorful blazers for the spring and summer. Can’y wait to wear them!! Have a good weekend.

  282. Tanith says:

    I’d like more hours in the day so that I could still sleep but craft more too ๐Ÿ™‚

  283. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I would rather live forever!!

  284. Miki says:

    Kimchi! Because I love kimchi.

  285. Dawn Peacher says:

    Tabs wearing a yarn unicorn hat would be so awesome, we must see pictures if you try it. Also have fun with your brother.

  286. Tiffany C says:

    It would be great to win this! I would rather live forever to see all the advancements in technology and to have time to accomplish everything I want to do

  287. Remmya says:

    i bought my friend gifts for her upcoming baby shower! Her twins came unexpectedly at 28 weeks, and her shower was already scheduled for next Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. magda says:

    well, finally i managed to buy some nice and comfy shoes. the brand carries some more nice variations. i guess i will be over soon. xxx

  289. Tamara Mullen says:

    Everything nice reminds me of my mom

  290. Lydia says:

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  291. Kathy says:

    Well, I love to sleep but I’d get so much more done if I didn’t have to. I just got a great deal on the Red Carpet Nails polishes at Ulta. 6 for &29.99 and I also had a 20% off coupon! Yay! I paid $4 for each and they at usually $10.

  292. Rachel says:

    Michael Kors will always remind me of my mom. She absolutely love the perfume, and asks for it every Christmas!

  293. Ramsha says:

    I am loving the weather these days <3

  294. Rebecca says:

    Hi Karen ๐Ÿ™‚ This giveaway would totally help me pull the trigger on that new blue lipstick! Totes need it like yesterday.

  295. Jodi says:

    Avon Imari reminds me of my mom, she can be gone out of town for a couple of weeks and all I have to do is walk into her room and she’s theres.

  296. Laura says:

    My mum smells like Aire… by Loewe

    Love your blog…

    Laura

  297. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I bought sandals this weekend

  298. Sylvia says:

    I actually have a couple returns to make, but that will probably lead to purchases!

  299. Ashleigh says:

    What scent reminds you of your mom?
    My mother is the person who inspired my perfume passion- her two favorites are Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Tom Ford Black Orchid.
    From my childhood she always had spicy-vanilla perfumes on, so fragrances in that category will always remind me of her. She also has been wearing Aveda hair products for many years, so that distinctive “Aveda” smell reminds me of her!
    She always smells divine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  300. Naila says:

    Hope u enjoyef breakfast
    Love your reviews

  301. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. Ann says:

    Um Nan. Because my name is Ann.

  303. Julie P. says:

    I only went grocery shopping this week!
    Julie P. recently posted … Sephora Promo Codes: Updated November 30, 2014

  304. Lisa C says:

    I love MAC but I really wish they had bigger stocks of their LE items, sometimes you just can’t get what you want lol

  305. Kathy T says:

    It’s kind of strange but my mom smells like a blend of eucalyptus oil and restaurant grease.

  306. Devis says:

    My mom always smells so clean and nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Her perfume and dove remind me of her.

  307. Jess says:

    I bought makeup this weekend (which I don’t need) at ulta. I told myself not to spend more than $25 but I ended up spending $60 .

  308. Amy says:

    I need a beer!

  309. indayluvs says:

    I’m going back to the Philippines in January for the Eucharistic Congress and I’m going to see my grandmother again for the first time in 10 years! Really looking forward to it!

  310. Germaine Sikat says:

    What’s the chismis? Haha! Na si Enrique Gil at Liza Soberano na! He called her “baby” in one of the episodes in ASAP! haha. Love you, Karen!!

  311. Any says:

    Today is a beautiful day and I took my boyfriend’s niece to the park ๐Ÿ™‚ she’s such a silly goose!

  312. Ashley S says:

    I only went shopping for work shoes. I was in desperate need of them lol.

  313. Maren says:

    Living forever, yes. Words using all my first name’s letters: Rename, remand, jerrymander.
    Maren recently posted … Our new book on energy & success: Napoleon Never Slept

  314. Bertha says:

    The only anagram I can think of for my name is “breath”!

  315. Virma San Jose says:

    I bought mac candy yum yum lipstick yesterday, a birthday gift for myself.

    Good luck to us!

    Thanks and God bless you always Karen!

  316. Sarah says:

    Yes, I definitely shopped. I took advantage of the Nordstrom half-yearly sale.

  317. Terri says:

    I did some shopping at Target this week. While this was mostly for groceries, I did buy a cute dress (on clearance)!

  318. Caitlin says:

    My mom always wore Vanilla Fields perfume when I was little. More recently she has been branching out and trying the Philosophy scents. Now anytime I smell vanilla, it reminds me of her.

  319. Leah says:

    My first name is Leah so you can make that into ‘heal,’ but you can take my full name and spell “Hey, blame earth!!”

  320. COURTNEY says:

    I’m wondering should lipstick therapy be covered by insurance?

  321. Erika says:

    The scent that reminds me of my mom is the 80’s classic: Jontue.

  322. Summer says:

    Does online shopping count? I ordered Men Love Mystery and Whirl…I blame Men Love Mystery on you

  323. Lisa P. says:

    I think I’d rather live forever.
    Lisa P. recently posted … Hiking Parfrey’s Glen and other Wisconsin Dells Adventures

  324. christine says:

    My mom’s favorite perfume is the roses de chloe!

  325. Illy Junus says:

    Jasmine is always reminds me about my mom. She loves to wear it everyday…miss my mom

  326. Wayne says:

    Hope you had the huevos rancheros!

  327. Sarah W says:

    Never need sleep, I think! I like sleep, but requiring it is so limiting…

  328. Amber says:

    My purchases this week were the Sephora bronzer Fiji and a cute too from Macy’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  329. Valerie C. says:

    Fresh brewed coffee reminds me of my mom. I lost her quite young, but, feel somehow comforted when coffee is brewing. She made coffee daily <3

  330. Whitney says:

    I love a matte lippie!! I’m super excited!!!

  331. Diana W says:

    I splurged! I bought Tom Ford – Love Lust blush <3

  332. Lancelot Ottley says:

    I Would like to live forever. Yippie!!

  333. Casey says:

    Thanks for always having such fun giveaways – you’re the best! Happy upcoming Birthday (I’m over 40 by a couple of years now, and I can say that it was an interesting and freeing thing to have that 40th year under your belt!)

    Estee Lauder Knowing reminds me of my mom, it’s her favorite scent and smells great on her.

  334. Heather R says:

    I would want to live forever just so I can find out what happens in the future.

  335. Kristen says:

    I bought dark spot correcting moisturizer, Instigator from MAC’s new matte collection (ordered it online and can’t wait for the collection’s in-store release on Thursday!!), and 4 pairs of earrings.

  336. Pauline says:

    I have to mix two shades of the new nourishing waterproof foundation to suit me. Mac needs to expand the shade range. The gift certificate would really help. Happy Sunday!!!

  337. amy s says:

    I haven’t shopped in a long time! I’m on such a tight budget now that it’s hard to justify unless it’s a necessity. But I will treat myself to some great deals now and then. ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. Joelly says:

    I went to a Sephora class today on skincare and I love it! These Sephora classes are amazing! Even if you think you know everything about applying skincare products/make-up you are sure to learn something new at these classes.

  339. Joanna D. says:

    I was at Target the other day to restock on more makeup wipes and then went to the disney store the other day to buy my niece a present for her 2nd birthday. Sadly, they didn’t have her size in the Anna and Elsa costume.

  340. Lorraine says:

    love hearing the tagalog word for gossip since the Spanish word is chisme or chismes!

  341. Elaine says:

    The scent of Aveeno moisturizer reminds me of my mom. She’s been using it since I was a little kid and it has stuck with her every day!

  342. Lorie says:

    Bought myself a pair of Franco Sarto heels this past week. Not sure I’ll be able to keep them tho because they may be a tad too high for me (3 1/4″) Ugh. I wish I could wear heels.. =/

  343. Toan says:

    I went to Costco today and got some batteries but when I got home I realized I didn’t put it in my car but knew there was nothing left in the shopping cart.

    Called them and they said to come in and talk to a manager about it. I don’t know what they’re going to say but I guess I should try.

  344. Keesha Quinn Gilbert says:

    Allowing myself time out (even if it is at 1130 at night) to read your blog imbetween part time work, part time study and full time mother to a one year old is sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane! Thanks for a great informative blog Karen. We share an interest in kitties!

  345. HY Tan says:

    It’s amusing that I’ve only JUST discovered your wonderful blog. But, it’s helping me out right away. Your reviews have pretty much saved me a lot of research time!!

  346. Jennifer Bernardo says:

    Honestly having your blog really helps especially for filipinos such as myself. You have helped greatly when it comes to colors, brands, etc!

  347. Kasia says:

    I recently bought Narciso Rodriguez perfumes ๐Ÿ™‚ love it!

  348. techfreakshd says:

    college started and i didn’t even know lol .. vacation was fun while it lasted

  349. JM says:

    The scent that most reminds me of my mom is L’air du Temps! I’ve never known anyone else who wears it.

  350. Emily says:

    Hi Karen,

    The scent of Calvin Klein’s “Obsession” reminds me of my Mom. She has been using it ever since I can remember. That smell always reminds me of home. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoyed your breakfast with your brother. I love your blog!

  351. Amber says:

    I’m moving in 2 weeks and somehow I keep shopping for the most random items. Target & Ikea have become my besties ๐Ÿ™‚

  352. Sondra boone says:

    I recently bought the Ikea Alex to store all my makeup goodies..Love it !!!!

  353. Anne-Marie says:

    I’d have to live forever only to be able to sleep. Sleeping is in my top 3 favourite things in the world <3

  354. Amber says:

    I just did some shopping at Too Faced.com for some bronzers, (the heart one was on sale!!!!), a lovely eyeshadow palette and what I hope to be a gorgeous coral lipstick. It’s like my kicking-off-summer package to myself! Amazon also got me and I picked up a gorgeous yellow Z-palette for future pan eyeshadows from ABH, MAC and MakeUp Geek. I’m out of town at work right now, so what a lovely ‘welcome home’ to myself!!

  355. Brittany B. says:

    My latest haul was a few pretty’s from the MAC 2015 Matte Collection. (Men love Mystery/Whirl/Studded Kiss) I’m expecting them to arrive today. CAN NOT WAIT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  356. Kristen says:

    When I think of my mom, it’s Estee Lauder perfumes. She wears Pleasures now, but I think she used to wear Beautiful – whatever it was, I remember taking her almost empty bottle when I was five and wearing it to school. ๐Ÿ™‚

  357. Leslie says:

    The scent that reminds me of my mom when I was little is Noxzema skin cream lol. When she would kiss us goodnight I could smell it on her. I used Noxzema in my teens and every single time I would use it, it would remind me of those goodnight kisses. Still does. Also…she used to wear the original Calvin Klein perfume. I don’t think they even make that one anymore.

  358. annalisa says:

    I ordered some Mentality Nail Polish recently, some holo neons! I can’t wait for them to arrive!

  359. Andromeyda says:

    So it maybe a weird fragrance but my mother loved this Paris Hilton perfume. Paris Hiltion by Paris Hilton. My mother also liked this dove fragrance

  360. Julie Florence says:

    I did do some shopping this weekend!

    I got a pair of cheap pearl earrings (free from Charming Charlies)

    -A bathing suit top from Victoria Secret and a pair of flip flops from charming charlies! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stopped at MAC but couldn’t bring myself to pony up the dough. Would love this giftcard!

  361. Estefania says:

    Dior’s J’Adore will always be my mom’s signature scent ๐Ÿ™‚
    Estefania recently posted … Back 2 MAC: Proof That Life Is Good

  362. M says:

    Just got samples of n7 and nc45 from Mac.

  363. Trude says:

    Hope you had a nice breakfast! I didn’t do much of anything this weekend, and it was glorious. I leave for Norway on Friday so I just wanted to charge up and work on my packing lists. ๐Ÿ™‚

  364. Angela L says:

    I did some shopping this week ๐Ÿ˜€ i purchased a YSL sheer candy lipbalm and 1 marc jacobs nude lipstick! can’t wait for it to arrive ๐Ÿ™‚

  365. Princess says:

    I would like to pause myself at a certain age and live forever!

  366. Raeanne says:

    This week I hauled four of the new MAC matte lippie releases (Blue Royal, Men <3 Mystery, Whirl, and Velvet Teddy) and TF lip color in Blush Nude. I also got the Naked Basics palette (I know, I'm way behind the times), three UD eyeliners (Voodoo, Corrupt, and Zero) and a peach concealer from Rimmel.

  367. Astrild says:

    I’d prefer not to sleep. I always think It’s a waste of time. I can’t imagine to be inmortal and see all my loving people die. I couldn’t live with that.

  368. Regina Reed says:

    Donna Karan Cashmere Mist always reminds me of my momma!

  369. Dianna says:

    I got the Hourglass Mineral Veil foundation…

  370. Natalie says:

    I did finally get to go shoping this weekend and I went to Harmon Face Values for the first time, and let me just say if you’re a makeup or just beauty junkie like I am this store will just feeld your soul its that amazing. I mainly went it to get some brushes for just my clientes. I got some Real Techniques brushes and I love their quality it’s amazing for being so inexpensive, Matte lip color in Tearose by ELF, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and it was only 3 bucks so I figured why not. I also ordered brishes from Morphe, dupes for the MAC 217 brush which is my go to for any eye look. Lastly I got disposible mascara wants and q-tips for sanitary purposes. That was my beauty shopping trip this weekend.

  371. Anika says:

    Red Door Aura by Elizabeth Arden always makes me think of my Mum ๐Ÿ™‚

  372. Ahh I wish I win one of your giveaways sometime Karen! No shopping this week. I’m in the process of moving so loads to sell off, donate and throw out!
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  373. Kim says:

    I would have absolutely mispronounced “Chismis” but it reminds me of one of the boys. We were in a Pizza Hut that had vanity license plates on the wall and one of them read “CHEZLVR”. My usually incredible sharp child looked at it for a while and then said “I don’t get it… chiz lah-ver?”. The poor thing. He took it well when I just about snorted and said “do you think it might be Cheese Lover?”. HAHA! We still bring that up, often. ๐Ÿ™‚

  374. Jessie says:

    I never agree with those Rottentomatoes movie reviews!

  375. Emmchy says:

    I’m surviving all by myself in a new town, and one of the things that make me smile are your witty and adorable posts! So, keep your ching up and be strong, because you never know who you’re inspiring! Greetings from Europe ๐Ÿ™‚

  376. Eunice says:

    Rather than a word, I came up with a phrase for my name. Ready, lookit….U nice eh? Ah? Ah? Hilarious!!

  377. Clara Wong says:

    I keep meaning to buy black oxfords for work purposes, but am constantly sidetracked by boots. (Also the mule trend!) Not that I need any more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  378. Natalie says:

    I shopped a lot yesterday! I went to Kohl’s and I got 3 necklaces, 3 shirts and some rings and earrings.

  379. Jenna says:

    Love your blog! I would love to never need sleep, I find myself debating on weekends to get up early just to have a few hours of quiet to myself instead of sleeping in with the hubs and baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  380. Courtney says:

    I think I’d rather live a normal length of time and never need to sleep, unless my husband, son and puppy could also live forever.

  381. hanna says:

    No shopping this week!
    hanna recently posted … Review: Pura d’or Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

  382. INCI says:

    2- live a normal length of time but never need to sleep. I live forever for what? ๐Ÿ™‚

  383. Maddie says:

    Happy early birthday, fellow June baby and cat lady! Does Tabs get you a gift every year? My cats are trained well to check my beauty-product wishlist, and I’m never disappointed with what they choose.

  384. Majick says:

    Tabu by Dana reminds me of my Mom. Do they even make that scent anymore? She liked White Shoulders too.

    the last question made my head hurt so I’m going home to TAKE A NAP! lmao

    Love your questions girl (and answers). LOL

    LOVE to Tabs!

  385. Lauren says:

    All scents remind me of my mom! She has the nose of a bloodhound and can’t stand anything overly perfumey so any strong scents make me immediately be like, “my mom wouldn’t like that!”

  386. Louann says:

    Recently splurged on my first ever Tom Ford lipstick!!

  387. Andrea Darst says:

    There isn’t any one scent that reminds me of my mom, but the scents of peppermint, tobacco and Chanel No. 5 will always remind me of my Nana, who passed a couple years ago. She was a classy, smart, amazing woman!

  388. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I did do a good bit of online shopping this past week which I kinda enjoy, unlike shopping in stores, but I didn’t purchase anything then while it was all on sale. No, that would have been too wise for me to do, I wait until now when everything is at least 30% more expensive then I buy those items. Yep, that’s about how I roll!!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  389. Miki says:

    โ€ขLancรดme Tresor
    โ€ขMystery ๐Ÿ˜€
    โ€ขTotally! Got a z-palette on Amazon, to go with my Stilazzi haul!
    โ€ขOh gosh yes, a few times (argument at work).
    โ€ขLOL I wouldn’t know. I don’t follow gossip.
    โ€ข#2!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Who really wants to live forever. I mean really, have you read Interview With the Vampire? It’s not all it’s cracked up to be!!

  390. Valerie says:

    The scent of Halston perfume reminds me of my mom! It’s been her favorite since I was a baby.

  391. Jamie says:

    Who’s ready for a throwback?? Two words: cucumber melon. As soon as I read “a scent that reminds you of your mom….” I thought of bath and body works cucumber melon though she hasn’t worn it in years. That was our go-to Mother’s Day, Christmas and bday present for her. Poor thing.
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  392. Maria R says:

    Would I ratherโ€ฆ..let’s see. If I lived forever would I stay the same age or would I continue to get older? So..if I have to choose I’d say live a normal length of time and never have to sleep. Just think I would finally I have the time to watch everything on my Netfilx queue.

  393. Edmond says:

    OMG, I would rather live forever to see the world changing. Divine. Wow, prize $50 chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. ๐Ÿ™‚ Pick me, pick me!

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