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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine, and happy Caturday! 🙂 It’s a sunny day in Novato, haaay!

Today’s headlines…


A new family of finches has moved into the hanging plant on my deck, and the bird action has been intense. The mommy and daddy birds get very chirpy and protective whenever Tabs or I go out there. It’s exciting stuff. I can control myself, of course, by the tabby overlord keeps wanting to get in on the action, so I have to keep a close eye on him when we’re outside.

Also, New Orleans! We’re heading out there for my birthday next week, and I’m damned excited. I’ve never been there before, but I’ve always wanted to go. I plan to take a bazillion pictures while scouring the French Quarter for interesting things to share. I’ll be checking in from time to time.

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to. Your tabby nephew says “mrow.”

Oh! — the new MAC website. Brace yourself. It’s coming soon. I have it on good authority that we’ll be seeing the brand new MAC website very, very soon (here’s a hint: on what day of the week do we usually do that poll?). 🙂


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  • 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:
    • Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s your favorite MAC finish or formula of them all?
    • What’s the rarest, most collectible piece of makeup you own?
    • Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster?
    • What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?
    • Have you ever cheated at cards?
    • Do you know anyone whom you swear really does have ESP/a sixth sense?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). 🙂

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  1. Jacquelyn says:

    I just shaved my legs last night for the first time in two weeks!

  2. Jill says:

    I just got a new MAC lipstick (Vegas Volt) and freaking love it! And no, I don’t cheat at cards. 😉

  3. Jen says:

    “Life’s too short, make every day a Red Lipstick Day!”

  4. Michele says:

    MAC matte finishes I love eyeshadows, lipstick, bronzer EVERYTHING 😀 However naked lunch is my favourite eyeshadow and its most certainly not matte!!

    Have a great weekend Karen 😀

  5. Tulipthecat says:

    How exciting for Tabs! Tulip has squirrels who play on our fence to occupy her time.

  6. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, I am absolutely loving the new waterproof Pro-longwear foundation from Mac at the moment! Have a good weekend and enjoy your New Orleans gateaway!
    Agata recently posted … Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol. 8: What’s your current morning and evening skincare routine?

  7. Davey says:

    I’m ashamed to say I once went 8 months without shaving a darn thing.

  8. Honi says:

    I gotta say Im quite impressed with the Mac Dazzleshadows, I got “I like 2 watch” today and applied it on a sticky base. I had it on the entire day, through a bbq and the digging of a hole to plant an appletree and it looked virtually untouched.. I feel I need some more! I wish they had a corresponding nailpolish cause the multichrome of that one is amazeballs.

  9. buckycatt says:

    Karen & Tabs – I’m getting excited for the newest UD Naked – Smoky! I have a wedding & a graduation to attend this weekend, so of course I have my lipsticks selected. Have a good one!

  10. Gabriela Rodrigues says:

    I love my Diva lipstick from MAC, and all of my makeup things are from them. <33
    Need to get it.

  11. Natalia says:

    Ahh, New Orleans! So jealous–I’ve never been! Have a great trip, and happy early birthday! Can’t wait to see your pictures 🙂
    Natalia recently posted … My Wash and Go Routine, Part 1: Shampooing, Co-Washing, and Conditioning

  12. Karen Y. says:

    I wanted to get Mac Huggable lipstick in I’m Game, but it’s already sold out… I really like the formula of these.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Dying for the Mac ellie goulding collection. I know you’ll ave it first!! I’m living the new lipstick I got called lustering. It’s a bright pink creamy finish. Perfect for summer!!! Xo

  14. Pauline Gorczycki says:


  15. Elisabeth says:

    Karen, I miss your YT videos!!

  16. Hazel says:

    I do believe in the Loch Ness, I think she is just a left over prehistoric that lived deep enough in the ocean to survive the ice age…..or at least it’s a nice thought. Wonder if Mac will ever design a collection around any of the mythical legends?

  17. Lydia Smudja says:

    First off ..I love your blog
    second off …my fav Mac finish is matte …so this new collection coming out .. I’m dying with excitement ! I just placed an order to get Whirl , men love mystery , and persistence because I know my local Macs are going to be sold out and I am not feeling the whole … Fight a bunch of females right now. I’m really excited for men love mystery ! I love purple shades …. Flat out fab and heroine started my obsession !
    Have a great weekend pretty xo

  18. Angela says:

    I’ve never tried any MAC products other than what they try me on at Sephora – but I am dying to try!

  19. Ana says:

    I’ve never used any MAC products, but I would love to try their eyeshadows! 🙂

  20. Lisa says:

    I’ve been obsessed with Mac’s Cremesheen lipstick in Coral Bliss. It’s new to me, and just might be my all-time favorite! Happy Caturday and enjoy your NOLA trip!

  21. Stephanie says:

    I just started using MAC oil control lotion and I’m OBSESSED. I’m gonna need this!

  22. Meghan says:

    The longest I’ve gone without shaving!? Years now! I haven’t owned a razor since maybe 2011? Waxing and sugaring all the way! Even then, I wax/ sugar anywhere between 1-3 months 😀

  23. Lyse Davitt says:

    I think they are very under-rated but I LOVE Paint Pots. I rarely do my eyes without one.

  24. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I don’t believe in the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster.

  25. Maria J. says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a Mac Blush & Highlight so I guess here’s my chance…Thank You BTW!

  26. TSALISEM says:

    I look for reasons to buy MAC…why, I’m not sure. Guess it’s what some call a MACaholic. MAC shadows were some of my first makeup products…coming from a tomboy to a girly girl. I’m taking it one day at a time. My favorite MAC product are the lipsticks…..the MAC Matte lipsticks. MAC took me from a lip balm girl to a lipstick Woman…so I’m sticking w/ them….lipstick wise….OOOHHH can’t wait until the new collection.

  27. Sarah W says:

    I can’t bring myself to skip armpits, but I’ve gone a month without shaving my legs in the field!

  28. Sarah Sq. says:

    I love MAC’s matte lipstick formula!

  29. nicolthepickle says:

    I have cheated at cards. I was six. We were playing memory and our living room table was glass. 😛

  30. Jennifer D. says:

    I remember when my aunt bought me my first MAC lipstick and liner. I was in the 6th grade. I lived it! The liner was spice and I think the lipstick was Wuss.

  31. Shonoi says:

    I have not shaved in a month . I have no excuse. Just can’t be bothered.

  32. Mary María says:

    I want to travel to Scottland to meet Nessie, real or not 😛

  33. debbie says:

    First week of winter here in New Zealand. Its going to be a cold one. Brrr I dont believe in the Loch Ness monsters but I do believe it is a possibility that it might exist. I mean we supposedly have souls but no one has seen one. Does that mean it doesn’t exist? A qaundry to ponder.

    Hope you have a great week 🙂

  34. Kimbo Ho says:

    Happy Caterday! *meow*
    My rarest makeup is MAC Pleasureflush. I only use it for special occasions. I hope they put it out there again one day!

  35. Claudia Davis says:

    I havent shaved in 2 years (my legs)…I treated myself 2 years ago to a full leg series of laser and it actually worked!

  36. Trudy says:

    I really want try Russian Red but keep forgetting

  37. Andrea Pauquette says:

    Love the new waterproof Pro-long Wear foundation from Mac!

  38. Erin Dear says:

    The longest I have gone without shaving my legs is 32 days! Lol while my husband was away at work over the winter. And my legs have never been warmer.

  39. Lauren Wieland says:

    I just purchased two Mac products for the first time in almost 2 years!! I got the Mac mineralize skinfinish natural in medium golden and a lipstick in the color creme cup. I’m such a sephora girl so it was hard for me to branch out, but so far I’m loving my Mac!!

  40. Andrea Pauquette says:

    Love Love Love the new Pro Wear Foundation from Mac!

  41. karen I believe in man of snows! until the werewolf sasi perere and so many other stories! will know whether they are the ascended beings from other planets in the universe … I believe we are not also I believe in unicorns! are beautiful too!

    karen regret not having bought the girls Archie line! mac back the love of all! I’m crazy

    Vote for a collection for Tabbys! I want all here! all Brazil needs to know this kitten (ronron) beautiful than love

    XOXO success always love you

  42. Amy says:

    I don’t believe in any of those urban legend creatures.

  43. Georgia says:

    Oh yes! MAC me please!

  44. Desiree says:

    I do not believe in the Loch Ness monster lol.

    I shave my legs once per week because the hair is blonde and cannot see it.

    I really need new makeup and would Love to win!!
    Thanks for the chance !

  45. Ashley says:

    I love Mac cremesheen finish lipsticks for everyday, low-key looks!

  46. Marisa says:

    OPI “Mermaid’s Tears” is the first rare/collectible polish that comes to mind in my collection 🙂

  47. Chasity says:

    I just love this website, I can not tell you how many times I have laughed or thought wow she is so right.. it amazing to have such a site to learn new things and of course going out what is the next best thing. My powder girl(my cat) is so spoiled like done one else I know.. I just had her in my bed the other day she wanted my attention but of course I was watching videos she actually batted my phone out of my hand. Crazy right. Cats are so spoiled yet so lovable.. have a great weekend too all….

  48. Lizzie says:

    I totally believe in the lock ness monster! Lol!

  49. Shayna says:

    Happy early Birthday! you’ll have an awesome time New Orleans – right now i drinking out of my Cafe Du Monde mug, you need to go get some beignets from there!

  50. Amy Z. says:

    I really like MAC eyeshadow for their range.

  51. Chelsea Amanda says:

    I love the prime & fix spray, it works wonders! However my favorite thing is the Runner lipstick, i have an obsession with the color burgundy especially for fall/winter. I could definitely use this to stock up, I’m so gross right now. I’ve been doing yard work all day! 🙂

  52. Lisa Brown says:

    The longest without shaving is 2 weeks

  53. Maria says:

    I’m a huge fan of M.A.C. Cosmetics and always shop the new collections. I would love to get some more!

  54. Rhia says:

    I could use a replacement for my NC30 concealer. Have fun in NOLA!

  55. nat ogu says:

    mac natural skinfinish of course , i fall in love with each and every le extra definition skin finish and never get my hands on one but one day i shall have one and let everyone know!!

  56. Susan T. says:

    We have a family of tiny birds living in the birdhouse in our yard. We bought a birdbath for them and they are super cute splashing around in it! Of course this was all done for the entertainment of our two cats who love to sit in the window and watch! 🙂

  57. Michelle says:

    I remember reading one of those Goosebump books as a child, and one of the books was on the abominable snowman. It was pretty scary then!

  58. Coline T. says:

    The longest that I have gone without shaving is 4 days, because I can’t stand the itching and it hurts when I’m in bed. I like to be smooth all over ^.^

  59. Kelvene says:

    i only believe in things that can be scientifically proven so no to the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster 😛

  60. Denise says:

    Hope you have a great time in New Orleans!!! Happy Birthday!

  61. Kay says:

    The birds are chirping, my sweet doggie is next to me and I am probably the oldest person entering this contest!

  62. BJW says:

    No, I don’t believe in Nessie and the Abominable Snowman. Now, the Abdominal Snowman is something else.

  63. Karen D says:

    I have never tried MAC yet but would love to!

  64. Jenn says:

    Love MAC velux pearl eyeshadows 🙂

  65. Love ur blog and ur cat! I usually go a month in the winter without shaving. Embarrassing but true lol! Hope to win I’ve got to have some Mac!

  66. Lakeya Bland says:

    My 1 year wedding anniversary is tomorrow. We are excited! We’ve known each other since we were 5 years old and grew up together. It’s funny how life turns out… the one could be right under your nose! I know my comment is random, I just wanted to share 🙂

  67. Elizabeth says:

    i really love the satin finish lipsticks from MAC. They are just so perfect.

  68. Mary W says:

    Cheating at cards? Please! If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t playing! Especially when it comes to Mah Jongg.

  69. Kassy Garcia says:

    I’ve recently started watching once upon a time and one of my favorite characters is Anton the giant. It’s silly.

  70. Stephanie Kiggins says:

    Yeah, it’s been about a month since I’ve actually used a razor to shave. I’ve been using my electric trimmers to chop the hair down instead LOL :p

  71. margarita says:

    I love the MAC cremesheen glasses and lipsticks <3

  72. Courtney Janak says:

    Yesterday was my birthday, and happy upcoming birthday to you fellow Gemini!!

  73. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!! =)

  74. sara says:

    As a kid I cheated on cards frequently, then I decided to bet my dad. loser picks up dog poo for 1 month. Suffice to say I ended up doing this particular chore until the dog died. Lesson don’t cheat, bet, and lose to your dad.

  75. Laura says:

    I believe Loch Ness could be real, but I need to see it to believe it.

  76. Sylvia says:

    I absolutely adore Mac products. Especially their lippies and shadows. Lately I have not been able to order anything from the new collections due to a new move and more bills but I admire everything from afar. My favorite finish in lipsticks is most certainly satin. It is moisturizing but not super glossy. It is perfect! In shadows I would have to say Veluxe pearl because my favorite shadow is in that finish (all that glitters). I hope I win, love your blog Karen. You are so bubbly and fun and always have fun with makeup which is what makeup is for! You don’t take things too seriously. You and I are also the same shade (NC42)

  77. Andrea Amy says:

    I once had to go 6 weeks without shaving my left leg after I had surgery and I was in a cast. Other than that, I don’t think I’ve ever gone any longer than 5 days 🙂

  78. Sylvia says:

    I love the MAC Huggable lip color formula and wish it was permanent. Hopefully it will be some day.

  79. Charisma says:

    I love MAC lipsticks and brushes!

  80. Lulle says:

    I think it’s a great idea for MAC to revamp their website. I always found it pretty bad to be honest, with only teeny tiny pictures and swatches of the products and most of the screen taken over by their navigation menus. Can’t wait to see it!
    Lulle recently posted … #FrenchFriday: Lancôme Blush Subtil Crème in Corail Alizé

  81. Isabella says:

    I love the matte^2 shadows! I wish all the mattes had that texture. Have a great trip!

  82. latanya t says:

    Yes, I have cheated in card games

  83. Teresa says:

    I would be thrilled to win,

  84. Samantha says:

    I’ve gone about two months without shaving and I actually shaved today after three weeks! Cremesheen lipsticks are my favorite-my lips are hella dry and matte is not my friend. Enjoy New Orleans!

  85. Carolyn Evans says:

    The longest I’ve gone without shaving has been about 2 months when I was about 7 months pregnant. I couldn’t bend over to shave my legs to save my life…LOL. I could have had my husband shave my legs but to be honest I didn’t care at that point!

  86. Jenny says:

    I need the new Matte collection:)

  87. Daria says:

    my favorite my MAC finish is probably lustre as it’s the only one that doesn’t dry out my lips

  88. Jenn says:

    I’ve been rewatching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. I miss the original cast!! :'(

  89. annalisa says:

    hmm I really love the cremestick lip liner formula and and the satin finish lipsticks =)

  90. Miki says:

    My favorite MAC lipstick finish is Satin or Amplified.
    Miki recently posted … Orange Lipstick

  91. Satin. My favorite finish has to be Satin.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … New in – The parcel edition

  92. Aurelie Red says:

    Without shaving ? Maybe one month… but only my legs ^^

  93. Sabrina Del Rosso says:

    Just bought MAC Sweet Heat eyeshadow! It’s amazing!

  94. dawn says:

    i seem to fall in love with mac limited editions. viva glam cyndi and candy apple red are my absolute favorite mac lipsticks.

  95. Tiffanie says:

    Hope you have an awesome vacation!

  96. Efrain says:

    O know it’s not the same but I have been a month without shaving my face (if I really had a beard it would be more tome).

  97. Undamaris says:

    I like MAC blush, especially Tawny

  98. Amber Streker says:

    Loch Ness Monster > Abominable Snowman any day and every day

  99. Jackie Cummings says:

    Love MAC. THE BEST!!

  100. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen and Tabs,

    My favorite MAC finish is definitely Retro Matte. Many shy away from the finish because the fear it’s drying ability , but that’s what draws me near. I always feel like a pin-up girl when I wear any of the colors. The newest matte formula doesn’t seem mattifying at all which is why I lean more towards the RM. Plus I look stunning in RM’s
    It’s a warm 96 here today in AZ , but way too hot to enjoy so I’m going to find some activities to keep me busy indoors.

    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

  101. Quimerula says:

    I own a Chanel Silver nail polish, I think it’s pretty rare!

  102. NathasjaT says:

    My favorite MAC finish is the matte (lipsticks). I love, love, love them! I am hoping to get some from the new collection, the $50 would help with that 😀 – Have fun in New Orleans, I have been wanting to go there for agesssss. Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures from you when you return!

  103. Andrea Darst says:

    In the winter, I’ll go up to a month without shaving my legs because no one sees them! I got 8 laser hair removal treatments done on my underarms and still have to shave every day!

  104. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen have fun in New Orleans! And if you ever forget to pack something you can always go shopping. Who knows maybe you can discover a special find there. And Happy Birthday! The rarest most special item in my makeup collection would be a duo eyeshadow from the MAC “Love” collection. It is very mineralized & on the package it said it was made in Italy. It has two beautiful colors – a light turquoise blue color for the eyelids & a dark aquamarine blue for the crease. I use it a lot especially in the summer. But the light blue is almost running out!

  105. Lauren says:

    My next door neighbor just got home from New Orleans…she LOVED it!! I’m so happy you’ll have a fun trip for your special day!

    My family is convinced that I have a 6th Sense! I predict you’ll have an amazing time in New Orleans!! 🙂

  106. Cyndi says:

    I love the Mac ProLongwear concealer!! That stuff does miracles on my under eye bags/dark circles!!!!!!

  107. Lynn T. says:

    Sometimes I don’t shave for a whole season, like during the winter when I don’t want to spend more time in the shower

  108. Jana says:

    Oh, New Orleans! Have fun next week!

  109. Amber says:

    I’ve got some China Glaze holos that are probably the rarest makeup related item I own.

  110. Karen R says:

    You are going to just LOVE New Orleans!!! Make sure you hit Magazine Street for shopping Fleurty Girl is my favorite for all things New Orleans..the owner Lauren is such a sweetheart!!

  111. Olivia says:

    I love anything matte from Mac!

  112. Kristy says:

    Why shave when you wear pants all winter long? My answer is 4m and yes, I do live in SoCal. Lazy and hairy. 🙂

  113. celine says:

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway. I have never tried any MAC products sooo fingers crosessssed **

  114. Stephanie Matthews says:

    I’ve been told I have psychic powers!

  115. Stephanie Nelson says:

    Great giveaway! Also, great questions so I’m going to answer them all!! Here we go, I have never tried a MAC product before (new to the whole makeup scene but falling in love!) I do believe in the Loch Ness Monster and wouldn’t be suprised if the Abominable Snowman existed! I have probably gone 6 months without shaving maybe more… When you’re single and have severe winters it is not necessary to shave your legs! I never cheat at cards, always has to be a fair game but I am super competitive. I sometimes think that my mom has a sixth sense and I get weird promonitions, which one time saved my life…

  116. Ana says:

    As a poor student (who just finished her master’s thesis!! WOOH!) I rarely have the money to buy Mac products, but boy do I love their lipsticks! Would love to try out the matte ones, believe it or not I never tried a matte lipstick! 😮

  117. INCI says:

    cheated at cards? Never! 😉

  118. Madeline Richmond says:

    The longest I’ve gone without shaving is two weeks. My leg hair does not grow very fast, so I’m able to go about a week on average without shaving and still not look/feel too stubbly. 😀

  119. Cristen Vaughan says:

    I really love Mac’s face powders/foundations. The Studio Fix powder foundation and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder are my favorite powder foundations. Despite having two very different finishes they both make my skin look great and last surprisingly well on my oily skin.

  120. Erinaceina says:

    I love the Amplified lipsticks and veluxe pearl eyeshadows. I’ve also just discovered the False Lashes Extreme Black mascara, and I love it. For the first time ever, I think I’ve found a mascara which I love enough to spend that much money on, rather than just getting drugstore mascara.

  121. Cory says:

    Oooh girl, I made my 1st trip to NO last September (flew from PA to Atl, then NO) & looooovvvvved it!!! We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on Gravier St., it was two blocks from Bourbon—Carondelet crosses Canal & turns into Bourbon—& the hotel lobby was on the 11th floor because of Katrina
    Loved the rooftop swimming pool view—was able to see the Astrodome from one side, the Quarter from the opposite side, & a really pretty architectural “thing” (think it’s the top of a bank) rt smack in front. I was so friggin excited to hit that city up! You have to try the Bananas Foster “Pralines” while you’re there (they’re pralines in a yummy caramel-type substance). Ooh & get a Mardi Gras mask & have el Hubs take a pic! They have some really cool ones. There’s graveyard/cemetery tours, Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo (gimmicky), a Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store, lots of great photographic material. Oh man I could go on & on!
    The ppl are so pleasant you’ll probably put it at the top of le list of places you love!
    Anyway, hope you & el Hub enjoy the city as much as I/we did! Have fun!!!

  122. Sara says:

    I’ve never cheated at cards!

  123. cristina says:

    Thank you for this. Have not bought Mac in a long time.

  124. Brwnfruit says:

    I’ve been getting into eye makeup, I was alway a lipstick girl, but I’ve been having fun with eye makeup!

  125. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! 🙂

  126. Christiana Mercier says:

    Job hunting after graduating with my masters degree I get discouraged. Need some new blush to cheer myself and have a reason to keep going lol

  127. Denise McDowell says:

    I really neeeeeeeeed to win this gift card!

  128. Cindy says:

    Favorite MAC finish of them all? Matte and Retro Matte!! I need a lipstick that *NEVER* moves . . .

  129. Malaika says:

    New Orleans sounds like an awesome birthday trip. I haven’t done anything spectacular for my birthday in years I may have to work on planning a cool trip for next year.

  130. Diana Compton says:

    I’ve never really tried Mac before 2 weeks ago and now I’m obsessed….. With everything they have!!! ( but especially their new long prowear foundation!!!!!!)

  131. Elizabeth says:

    i love all things Mac! My favorite lipsticks are rebel and ruby woo!

  132. Analy Rodriguez says:

    Guilty as charged for going weeks without shaving :$ Such a lazy lady but I “can’t even” when I see hair growing back the next day or 2 haha

  133. Carolyn says:

    hello and happy caturday

    I’m a sick panda today so just in bed reading your blog and watching stuff

    Good luck getting packed for your trip!

  134. Susan Christy says:

    I really should hire someone to mow my lawn.

  135. amy pugmire says:

    I have gone about a week without shaving. and it was nasty!

  136. Icequeen81 says:

    Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster?
    If they don’t kill people cooooool. Love them on scooby- Doo Story’s

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?
    a week after operation

    Have you ever cheated at cards? naahh I cant play card let alone cheat.

    Do you know anyone whom you swear really does have ESP/a sixth sense?

    well sometimes my mom. But i think is a mothers thing, when she didn’t like one our friends at school, she was right . It was not a good friend. My younger sister sister says our mother is a Witch.

  137. Icequeen81 says:

    Hi Karen greetings from our Pet Paradise 🙂

    Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster?
    If they don’t kill people cooooool. Love them on scooby- Doo Story’s

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?
    a week after operation

    Have you ever cheated at cards? naahh I cant play card let alone cheat.

    Do you know anyone whom you swear really does have ESP/a sixth sense?

    well sometimes my mom. But i think is a mothers thing, when she didn’t like one our friends at school, she was right . It was not a good friend. My younger sister sister says our mother is a Witch.

  138. Elizabeth natividad says:

    I have gone 6 months without shaving….luckily my legs don’t grow much hair lol

  139. Ashlee says:

    “Red lips and Lashes”. My go to look when I’m not feeling pretty. Always lifts my spirit!!!

  140. Heather G says:

    Oooo I’d love to get a MAC MSF

  141. Tina says:

    I believe in the loch ness monster definitely!

  142. Ariel Crawford says:

    “Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s your favorite MAC finish or formula of them all?”

    Cremesheen finish in the lipsticks because it’s the only one I can wear without a balm underneath that won’t dry out my lips.

  143. Hilary says:

    I would love to win this! I’m wanting to buy the cool neutrals eye palette but it’s pricey!

  144. Maddie says:

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday trip, Karen! I just started reading The Girl on the Train and hope to finish it by the time my next book arrives on my doorstep: The Luckiest Girl Alive.

  145. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Have a blast in NOLA! It’s so much fun – be sure to take tons of pictures.
    And I think the longest I went w/o shaving was 7 days…

  146. Ekaterina says:

    Hope you have a wonderful trip, Karen!
    New Orleans sounds like a drea to me 🙂

  147. Lesr Kew says:

    thanks for this contest!

    I have literally brought my makeup collection down to just a few palettes
    Motives Elements Palette
    The balm Nude Tude palette
    Sonia Kashuk small gold palette( forgot name)
    and a NYX trio.

    That’s it. I’m already regretting having gotten rid of some of my too faced ones. But I’m loving that I have more time to spend on one palette than before. I wasn’t even touching some of them!

  148. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Weekend! Karen, Happy Birthday (early) and enjoy your trip. I always hear New Orleans is amazing. I’d love to visit.

  149. Jessica says:

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday trip and eat tons of yummy things to celebrate!!!

  150. Alexandra says:

    I dont believe in either. But i do believe in ghosts.
    And i have been visited by my cats in spirit.

  151. Léa says:

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?

    Well I shaved my pits last night, cause they can get smelly real fast. And I haven’t shave my legs close to 10 years, cause I don’t see the point. If man can live with it why can’t I?

  152. Jill says:

    I’ve got my eye on a new MAC lippie! 😉

  153. Melanie Scott says:

    In honor of my birthday (which is today), I’ve been sporting the new MAC matte lipstick in Men Love Mystery. It looked so good on you in your review a few weeks ago, I couldn’t resist testing it myself. Hope you have an awesome birthday!

  154. Lisa says:

    Have a wonderful trip and I hope you and Tabs have great birthdays!

  155. Ambritt says:

    Yeah I’ve totally gone a month without shaving my legs 😮 oops!

  156. Leah says:

    Shaving my legs? I think it’s been about 8-9 years. I quit shaving my legs after my ingrown hairs got so bad that I really had to give it a rest for a few months. Once all my leg hair grew out (and the horrible mess of ingrown hairs cleared up!) I realized that I had fine, almost translucent leg hair. Why was I even bothering to shave this? I quit shaving my legs and I don’t miss it one bit.

  157. Brian says:

    My fave finish at MAC are the Cremesheens! However, I picked up Men Love Mystery from the new Matte collection and I am LOVING it.

  158. Karla Paniagua says:

    I bought Morange from Mac to make a statement. Now, when I wear it, it makes me feel empowered.

  159. K Johnson says:

    I just got one of the new MAC matte lipsticks, Whirl! I’m loving it so far, and my favorite finishes are matte and satin.

  160. Stephanie says:

    I really like MAC Careblend powder, I’ve been dying to try Mineralized Skin Finish powder.

    We have a bird feeder near the sliding glass door, the cats love “bird TV”. We just bought a Hummingbird feeder. I think we like watching them as much as the cats do.

  161. Emily L. says:

    Love love love MACs Matte2 shadows!

  162. Poppy says:

    I’m currently going on two weeks sans shaving that being said, My grandma gave me an empty Elizabeth Arden lipstick tube from the 1950s. It was her favorite. She kept it for the sentimental value, and passed it on to me when I was a little girl developing a love/obsession with makeup❤️

  163. Marisela Bennett says:

    I have no shame and admitting to not shaving my legs through the whole winter which is usually about 3 months :}

  164. Dia says:

    Favorite MAC finish/formula is by far the glaze lippies. So moisturizing. I wish they had more shades in the range

  165. Suzanne G says:

    It is a gorgeous sunny hot day here in Canada. I was also wondering do you announce winner somewhere on your blog each week. I never can find who won this great prize each week.

  166. AmyBS says:

    I do believe in the Loch Ness monster – I went to Scotland on my honeymoon, and we took a boat tour of the loch and looked for Nessie… didn’t find her, I still believe though!

  167. Lala says:

    Hello from Canada! I love your blog – you always make me smile 🙂
    I confess that during the long winters we have here….I mayyyyy have not shaved for a while. I needed the hair to stay warm!!! LOL!! 😉

  168. Lori P says:

    I love MAC Amplified Lipsticks…so opaque!

  169. Suzanne C says:

    Noooo, I’ve never cheated at cards. My grandma and her sisters taught me to play cards when I was 4 yrs old. By the time I was 7, I could beat them all at Canasta. They would rise out of their graves and terrorize me if I cheated!

  170. Grace Gonzales says:

    Mineralize skin, finish hands down.

  171. Andrea says:

    Im struggling a little with some problems lately, it would be a blessing to win something like this.

  172. Donna W. says:

    I shave at least every other day. Can’t stand how it feels not to.

  173. Patricia Caradonna says:

    I believe in the Abominable Snowman and I love watching Rudolph at Christmas time each year. It brings back such fond memories as a kid at Christmas.

  174. Lisa says:

    Mac matte finish is my favorite!

  175. Kathy says:

    have a great birthday!

  176. Supriya says:

    I am obsessed with the new MAC pro longwear nourishing foundation!!

  177. Elena says:

    I totally believe in the loch ness monster…not so sure about the abominable snowman though!

  178. Kathy T says:

    I have gone a couple months without shaving before.

  179. Tania G says:

    I love Mac’s Luster lipstick and Satin eyeshadows 🙂

  180. Susan P. says:

    My cats are black, grey, white and brown tabbies as well. Caboodle looks like your Tabs.

  181. Illy Junus says:

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving? it’s about 8 months usually in the winter, since don’t bother to do that

  182. Laura A says:

    I am really liking Melba as a summer blush color

  183. Alyssa R. says:

    today was my baby girls first dance recital! As I was doing my makeup, my daughter was sitting up on the vanity and was watching me. She wanted some of mommys makeup! I wondered to myself when grew up?? Anyway we are a Mac cosmetics family I guess! Lol

  184. Becca says:

    New Orleans is like the Amsterdam of the U.S. Or at least that’s my opinion. Since moving to Louisiana, I have come to love the food, culture, and weather. There is a rich history here…what a great way to spend your birthday.

  185. Lisa Foster says:

    I believe in the Loch Ness monster, I think there is something there.

  186. Tiffany says:

    I once went six weeks without shaving in an attempt to prepare myself for an at-home wax. I looked like a yeti. The worst part was I waxed one strip of one leg and immediately regretted it.

  187. Bertha says:

    3 days is about my limit for shave skipping! I can’t sleep if my legs rub together and the feel prickly!

  188. BB says:

    Lustre is my favorite MAC lipstick finish! I like that it has a bit of glossiness.

  189. windy says:

    I love all MAC products especially the lipsticks.

  190. Emma says:

    I love MAC’s 217 brush it is the best multitasking tool!

  191. cui lee says:

    I love the Mac extra dimension highlighters!

  192. Lulubelle says:

    I’ve had multiple premonitory dreams that have have come true. They feel different than regular dreams in that I wake up feeling disturbed. Does that count as ESP?

  193. Jenn says:

    Love these giveaways!

  194. Elen says:

    I love Mac satin eyeshadows. Happy Birthday Karen! New Orleans is such a great place. Thinking about it makes me hungry for beignets. Have a great time there.

  195. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I just shaved tonight, but it isn’t that unusual for me to go most of the winter without shaving. My hair is VERY light, a natural blonde, and it has gotten lighter with age, so most people would never know whether I have shaved or not.

  196. Brenda says:

    I love Mac!!!!

  197. Amy V says:

    I’ve gone without shaving for a whole winter! Yikes lol
    Have a great weekend Karen!

  198. Berry says:

    Love the cremesheen formulas of MAC lipsticks. They’re the only lipsticks that don’t dry my lips out.

  199. Ms. Elise says:

    Longest I’ve gone without shaving really depends on the season and body part. Underarms, never more than a week or so. Legs, during the winter? Months. If I’d all bundled up anyway, who cares if I have a small extra layer keeping me warm?

  200. Jen says:

    I used to believe in the Loch Ness monster, but I saw an exhibit in Scotland last year and I was convinced there isn’t a Nessie. Bummer. 🙁

  201. athena rutherford says:

    i’ve gone months without shaving! gotta love winter!

  202. Aenea says:

    Yes, i’ve cheated in cards when playing with my younger brothers.

  203. Suzanne King says:

    Abominable Snowman is real just ask him. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity.

  204. Jennifer X says:

    For Mac lipsticks, I really like the amplified or cremesheen. For other products, I don’t have much of a preference.

  205. Molly says:

    One winter I realized that I hadn’t shaved in two months!!!

    (My leg hair does happen to be very fine, so I didn’t notice for a while.)


  206. Rebecca M says:

    Yesterday I was victim of a hate crime and got physically attacked …worst day ever. Sorry for the Debbie downer comment…

  207. Ling says:

    I’ve gone several months without shaving during the winter since no one sees my legs 😛
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  208. Maren says:

    There have been years I’ve gone without shaving.
    Maren recently posted … Our new book on energy & success: Napoleon Never Slept

  209. Mallory says:

    Wow it’ll be interesting to see the new MAC layout! It would be nice to see MAC update certain color swatch images to reflect accurate colors but I know that every brand has a difficult time capturing every color accurately. A girl can dream though right?

  210. susan says:

    I hate shaving so I can quite some time without doing it!

  211. Bits says:

    My favorite Mac product has to be Soar lipliner. Have an awesome Saturday!

  212. Sandy says:

    Mac’s Catherine Deneuve compact is my oldest item.

  213. Virginia says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the MAC Russian Red.

  214. Shelby says:

    I love NOLA! I interned there for a summer and I almost didn’t go back home to Illinois.
    My advice: don’t waste an entire night on Bourbon Street. Walk around for an hour and you’ll basically get the gist of it. The great music is on Frenchman. And while you’re on Frenchman, have dinner at Adolfo’s. Arrive early, because there’ll be a wait – every minute of that wait is SOOO worth it. Be adventurous and get the frog legs if they’re still on the menu.

  215. Menchie says:

    Most of my MAC lipsticks are all matte, retro matte or satin.. A few amplified but no sheer or lustre ones… But their regular Matte finish are the best formula for me:) i would love to have more mac matte lipsticks soon 🙂

  216. maria says:

    I love Mac, wish i could have all their lipsticks!

  217. bhevarri says:

    bleep bloop!

  218. Rachel says:

    I know they get a bad rap, but I love MAC Lustre lipsticks! They are sheer, which I prefer, and I don’t personally find them drying. I wear them ALL THE TIME!

  219. Sandy says:

    Was at Macy’s yesterday checking out all the MAC products. Sure would like to pick up a few!

  220. Kiki says:

    Mac retro matte!!

  221. Sienna says:

    Oops, I often go way too long without shaving. Have fun in new orleans!

  222. Kirsten says:

    Enjoy your birthday trip! I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans!

    I’m not sure if I own any makeup that’s actually rare. I’m sure I have a lot of old, discontinued hard-to-find stuff or special edition stuff. I’ve seen some of the recent Anastasia palettes going for a lot on ebay. And I have a Lorac palette that was only made for a certain sale promotion and several Color Tattoos that are no longer available. Maybe my UD Rollergirl palette?

  223. IRockFaces says:

    The rarest lippies I own are two limited edition lipsticks by Jeffree star. Queen supreme is an awesome bright pink, and 714 is a pretty coral but neither is woc friendly on their own. I wear them both layered over a dark lip liner or a classic color like mac heroine. Any color that’s medium toned to dark works really. lol

  224. Ana says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s your favorite MAC finish or formula of them all?
    LOVE the satin blushes and matte lipsticks!

  225. Tatiana says:

    I’m not sure I want to admit to how long I can sometimes go without shaving. Let’s just say there was one winter where it was cold and rainy, the Dear Husband was constantly traveling for business and I spent 6 days a week in breeches and boots and the 7th in jeans, so I didn’t really have incentive to shave.
    Drove through Novato on the way home today. It was so sunny and warm in the North Bay today, until we got around Mt. Tam and the fog was thick all the way across the Golden Gate until Serramonte. I thought about you and Tabs as we merged from 37 onto 101 South.

  226. renu says:

    Do you believe in the Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster?
    I don’t believe in them at the moment but I liked the idea, especially after reading books (fiction!) about them, it’s a fun idea to have.
    Of course, at some point, there would have been large, undersea creatures which are now extinct.

  227. feee says:

    Drumline is on! Why am I watching this? Help me tabs!

  228. Erica says:

    MAC satin!

  229. Lisa S. says:

    Ok, true storey. Two years ago I went an entire winter without shaving. I had to go over my legs twice before I go all the hair off!

  230. Dollie says:

    I didn’t wax/shave my legs for almost 3-4 months after both child births. That’s actually the last thing on a new mommy’s mind.
    Dollie recently posted … Gillette Venus Smooth Operator Winners Announced and Skincare Week On The Blog

  231. Grace says:

    My favorite MAC finish is their matte lipsticks. Definitely my go to lipstick choice.

  232. Astra says:

    I will be moving to another country in another continent in five days and I’m starting to feel nervous! ( :

  233. Justine says:

    I know somebody with synesthesia!

  234. Bre B says:

    I’m currently loving mac’s msfn!!

  235. Kristen says:

    I only wear MAC lipsticks and matte is my favorite finish. Although I have a ton of lipsticks in other finishes, I find that matte lipsticks not only stay better but also look neater and more refined on me than the other finishes do.

    Needless to say, the new matte lip collection was a dream come true!!! I tried to resist spending more money on lipsticks, especially since the collection is permanent, but I ended up buying Instigator, Stone, and Studded Kiss!

  236. Kala Evans says:

    I’m dying to get my hands on the MAC mineralize skin finish! Hope it makes my skin look as luminous as yours!

  237. Kiyanna says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s your favorite MAC finish or formula of them all? Mac Matte Lipsticks is my all time favorite. I love, love, love them. Most of my whole collection from Mac is matte.

  238. Xinrui says:

    MAC’s matte lipsticks are my favorite! I need mooooore 🙂

  239. Maggie says:

    I can’t say I have ever cheated at cards. I’m not even sure how.

  240. Becky says:

    I grew up riding horses round Loch Ness (and letting them paddle in the shallows!) I’ve never seen Nessie, but I like to think she’s in there, having a good laugh at us all hunting her!

  241. Noirojos says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s your favorite MAC finish or formula of them all? My heart’s on Retro Matte!

  242. Andrea says:

    my rarest makeup pieces are probably estee lauder heat wave, mac heatherette lippies… i actually have a lot of LE mac lippies from a while back haha 😀

  243. Trisha says:

    I only own one mac eye shadow.. It was limited edition and bought it when shopping with my sister years ago. Oddly enough I own more mac brushes than actual make up.

  244. Lorraine says:

    Vintage and collectible Chanel nail colours. I can’t stop! Wish I had Jade, though. that is my unicorn polish

  245. Joy Lu says:

    I’ve never owned anything from Mac except lipsticks and have an obsesssion with collecting them. I’m usually obsessed with matte finishes but at this moment I am loving cremesheen!

  246. Sejal says:

    Just watched The Guardian and have new appreciation for the Coast Guard.

  247. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Matte formula !

  248. Zoya Qazi says:

    I love your blog!!! I just got my friends and mom hooked..

    i’ve never owned anything as high quality as mac!!!! it looks so high end!!

  249. Sarina says:

    My four (yes four!) fur babies love looking out of our windows at the geckos that run around on the patio. Keeps them quiet for ages. My Turkish Angora has had a full body shave this weekend for the summer as the UAE was officially the hottest place on earth last week a lovely 50+ degrees, yikes! So now he looks like he has his own gecko tail so much so the others think it’s a game to chase his tail :p

  250. Sara muniz says:

    I think Karen has a sixth sense !!!!

  251. Aviva says:

    I once cheated during a game called cheat and I still lost!

  252. Julie says:

    My favorite rare beauty item in my collection is the Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Bucolic Poppy (sometimes known as the Dexter blush, because the pattern looks like splatters of blood!) In addition to looking very cool in the pan, I love the way this blush applies!
    Julie recently posted … Colourpop Haul: Part 1

  253. Rhoda K says:

    Sending birthday wishes your way. Hope you have a fab trip to New Orleans! x

  254. Anastasia T. says:

    My favorite MAC finish is natural skinfinish.I believe in the lock ness monster! 🙂

  255. Wayne says:

    Back up to 7 cats now, only 3 permanent residents though, 4 foster cats/kittens.

  256. Piper says:

    I swear my brother did when we were kids. He used to always predict things like when our cat gave birth and how many kittens she would have and even what color. Spooky!

  257. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I don’t believe in Abominable Snowman or the Loch Ness monster

  258. I like MAC’s satin-finish eyeshadows. And the lustre finish lippies!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Rausch Chamomile – Amaranth Repair Shampoo, Amaranth Repair Rinse Conditioner & Amaranth Repair Serum

  259. Mary says:

    pics of the gold finches!

  260. Gvenda says:

    ugh, shaving is such a painful topic for me. Mu skin is so acne prone that after I remove hair in any possible way I get horrible thinks happening to places where I removed the hair from.

  261. Alix says:

    Enjoying the cooler-than-average weather this weekend!

  262. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen, have a nice and warm weekend!

  263. Randi says:

    Hope I win! I am after a MAC eyeshadow brush!

  264. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I have gone a couple of weeks without shaving a few times. Once after surgery and once when I had my daughter.

  265. Deretta says:

    Enjoy the birds! We have new feeders this year, and are loving watching all the birds.

  266. RM says:

    Saks at Canal Place is the best place to shop for makeup in New Orleans. I live in New Orleans so email me if you want shopping or eating recommendations!

  267. Liz says:

    I epilate my pits and tend to my bikini line, but the hair on my legs doesn’t really grow. I shave that area more because it exfoliates them.

  268. Ann says:

    I’ve never cheated at cards.

  269. Angela says:

    My favorite Mac formula is their Pro Longwear Concealer. I love it. It blends in perfectly, but I guess I might have to buy one in a NW shade to see if its cover the darkness under my eyes better.

  270. Cathy says:

    I love your questions . I love MAC lipsticks- I own a TON of them. My favorites are Creme de la Femme and Hot Gossip. Not sure what formulas they are- I think Creme de la Femme is a Cremesheen. I have not bought MAC in a long time though. i think the mythical creatures did exist in same way, shape or form at some time- but over the hundreds of years their forms got exaggerated- and that is what brought about the legends. I’ve never cheated at cards and the only time when I don’t shave is when I’m sick.

  271. Lisa M. says:

    I really like the Mac satin finish lipsticks. I like Brave and Captive.

  272. Jessie says:

    Make sure you visit the old cemeteries in New Orleans early in the day! We planned to go in the afternoon of our last day when we went and they were closed 🙁

  273. Mallory says:

    New Orleans is my FAVORITE place to visit!! You will love it! So much culture!!

  274. Anastassia says:

    I don’t remember when I shaved my legs last time. I wax them for years.

  275. Barbie says:

    My favorite lipstick is rebel but I don’t wear it very often be i too scared to go outside the box !!!! I’m a very neutral kind of girl!!!

    Get a New Orleans Starbucks mug-very pretty!!

  276. Terri says:

    I hope you have a wonderful time in New Orleans!

  277. Christy says:

    I also have never been to New Orleans but want to go for my birthday in January which is close to Mardi Gras too! Enjoy and let us know how you like it!! 🙂

  278. Marie says:

    Have fun in New Orleans!

  279. Mimielle says:

    The kitties really can’t help the terrible excitement when it comes to birds and squirrels and things, their inner wild hunter takes over no matter how well-mannered and loveable they are! But it’s funny to see their excitement too, it makes me laugh every time.

    My most ‘rare’ thing is CHANEL Ombres Perlees eye shadow 5-pan palette, and I say rare because it was LE and I can’t find another nor dupe them easily at all! They are a standout (to me) in formula, colors and finish and I SO wish I’d bought a backup (or 2!) or that they had released more palettes with that formulation. I was really surprised when they didn’t. I’m an eye shadow lover and have a ton of shadows of all kinds and I enjoy playing with them all but that palette was something pretty unique & special. I’ll probably always keep searching for something similar. At least that’s a good excuse to try new ones, hm?

    Thank you for the giveaways, Karen and your chatty posts. It’s always as enjoyable as it is informative to come read here. 🙂

  280. Andrea says:

    I love the idea of believing in the Loch Ness monster, the same way I always put out cookies and milk at Christmas time. Life is a little sweeter and richer with some magic and whimsy thrown in. So maybe someday Nessie and I will cross paths and give my heart a one up on my head.

  281. Chelsea says:

    The longest I’ve gone without shaving is probably about 2 weeks. Love mac hope I win!

  282. Daraya says:

    I’ve never cheated at cards! I’m not that good at cards anyways, so I wouldn’t even know how!

  283. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I have this thing about shaving everyday because I feel yuk when I don’t. I can’t stand stubble so I shave everyday. One time because of the odd circumstances I couldn’t shave for four or five days and it just about did me in. Thank goodness that was a one time thing. Hope you have a great day Karen.

  284. Brittany says:

    The loch Ness is out there somewhere! Lol.

  285. Joanna D. says:

    I don’t wear too much lip gloss but when I do, it’s from MAC. Wow, I sounded like that man from the dos equis commercial! Haha MAC lip gloss formulas are moisturizing, not too stick, and they have that lovely vanilla scent. Stay beautiful my friends! (;

  286. Meg says:

    I don’t know how rare it is, but I know the hardest makeup items for me to get were the MAC Osbournes things – that was STRESSFUL! I stayed up all night with the intent to only get a few things, and when it finally went live I ordered everything in the collection like a madwoman. No regrets!!
    Meg recently posted … Truly Yours Natural Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked 3 DUPE!

  287. Lauren says:

    I’m currently expressing my chronic packing procrastinator side by reading your posts. Haha! I hope you have a lovely birthday adventure! If you haven’t been before, you should go by Hansen’s Sno-Bliz. It is honestly the most amazing thing I’ve every tasted.

  288. Jennifer says:

    Currently, my money is streaming out of my wallet at an alarming rate due to the number of graduation gifts I have to buy for the several graduation parties I will be attending the next few weekends.

  289. Monica says:

    I love MAC satin lipsticks! They would have to be my favorite finish

  290. melody says:

    I have seen the Loch Ness Monster with my own eyes!

  291. Susan says:

    So MAC Innocence Beware is my most prized makeup possession, it’s such a great nude and it can’t be replaced!!:(

  292. Cheryl says:

    Looking for reviews on MAC Crosswires and found your website. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  293. Susan says:

    I am so excited to try out the new insta-ready primers from MAC!!

  294. lexi says:

    Would love to find a nice sunscreen for summer. Any recommendations?

  295. Jessica Foto says:

    Hi there just found your blog! Fantastic! Also I’m originally from New Orleans and I hope you have a good time! You have to check out Central Grocery to get a Mufaletta, as well as get pralines from Southern Candymakers. Go to Pirates Alley and grab some gelato and hit up the Faulkner bookstore. If you venture out of the quarter (please do!) Go to mid city and check out Brocatos. The Canolis are so good you will die. Check out the spumoni and fresh seasonal fruit italian ice. Go uptown and ride the street car down st. Charles. Go to Oak and Maple streets to do some boutique shopping and don’t forget to have brunch at Ruby Slipper or Katies (bottomless bloody mary’s) and enjoy yourself! I’m so glad I came across your blog, I have so much catching up to do 🙂

  296. Deanna says:

    I do not believe in silly fairy tales. Except for Santa.

  297. Amanda says:

    My favorite Mac lipstick finish is amplified is just delicious, adore up the amp I actually believe in the Abominable Snowman, have you ever seen Monster Inc.?

  298. Barbara B says:

    Shave my pits every other day always! Have gone three weeks without shaving my legs in the winter though!

  299. Suli says:

    I would love to wear lipstick or some pretty lipgloss from Mac, but I bit my lips throughout the day.

  300. Jennifer says:

    Mac Lustres are great because they’re more sheer and perfect for summer!

  301. Karenine says:

    MAC Satin finish lippies all the way!

  302. Crystal says:

    I love blackjack, but do not cheat at cards!

  303. AC says:

    I don’t shave, I epilate. Woot! 🙂

  304. Tracey says:

    I’m going on a 3 week road trip, your recent post was timely, thanks. Tabs going with you? I’m betting The seafood gravy down there is scrumptious

  305. Emma J says:

    I do know someone that has a 6th sense! She can see number in front of her and also sees colors around people which are kinda like their auras. There was an instance where her dad hurt his back and before this happened his aura turned bright red. I thought it was really really cool.

  306. Michelle says:

    Hi! Love your blog! Have fun in New Orleans & Happy Early Bday! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway. I think MAC Amplified finish of lipsticks is their best finish! 🙂 Have a great week! 🙂

  307. Valerie C. says:

    I’m very intuitive. I’ve had dreams about things and then the events happened. I had a dream about my best friend from high school who I never dream about and haven’t spoken to in 20 years….she was saying good-bye. Two days later I found out she passed away the day of the dream. It freaked me out!!

  308. Lola says:

    MAC Amplified lipstick finish!
    Shine, but not to much shine.
    The vanilla scent is wonderful. Seriously, someone should come out with a MAC lipstick perfume…

  309. Kayla W says:

    Choosing my favorite MAC formula would be like choosing between my children (which are cats in my case), but I would have to say that matte and cremesheen hold the top spots!

  310. Katsy says:

    i need more MAC lipsticks

  311. chris says:

    I love the new Mac matte lipstick collection.Some of the colors I’ll wait until fall to wear.

  312. JackieC says:

    I absolutely love Mac’s amplified and satin formula lipsticks. They’re both heavily pigmented and extremely comfortable to wear. Just writing this post makes me want to go on Mac’s website to see what other shades I can add to my growing collection lol.

  313. Emily c says:

    I cheat at cards, but I play with fellow cheats.

  314. Clemence says:

    “It’s like I have ESPN or something” haha

  315. Karen says:

    In the winter I rarely shave my legs…only if I have an event to go to where a dress is required….sad but true.

  316. Rachel H says:

    In the winter, I go forever without shaving. My hair is so light that I barely need to and I’m always covered up anyway! I like giving my legs a break (:

  317. shrey chopra says:

    I really adore u girl…i read every article by u….u r seriously vei true with ur reviews.. :*

    N btw i love MAC studio finish fluid foundation…. My fav foundation eva.. 😀

  318. Rosie says:

    luv to have a new MAC lipstick! I had baby robin nest right outside my bedroom window – so cute! and mom ‘n pop were very protective, dive bombing at us when in the yard!!

  319. denise says:

    MAC sheertone blush in Gingerly has to be my all time favorite product from MAC. I’ve had a hard time finding a neutral blush for tanner skin and this one is perfect!

  320. Ashleigh says:

    Do you know anyone whom you swear really does have ESP/a sixth sense?
    A few years ago I lived in a place where my landlady’s boyfriend was a clairvoyant… I think by profession. Apparently he had nothing but good things to say about “my energy” so that was good news for me, hehe. I’m hoping she didn’t choose her tenants based on his opinions, but maybe she did.

  321. Chelsea says:

    No mythical creatures that I believe in, but they filmed an episode of Finding Bigfoot in my hometown. People sharing audio recordings, talking about the smell. It’s really just bears.

  322. Paol Trenny says:

    Yes, I still believe in all the legends and fairy tales. NO evidence to suggest that they do not exist. I am fortunate that I do not have any visible hairs on my arms or legs so never had to shave before.

  323. Kellyn says:

    I could never cheat at cards or any other game because I have the worst poker face! I wear my emotions on my face so I’d never get away with it 🙂

  324. Brittany says:

    I went pretty long this winter without shaving. It was just too cold overall, plus the heating in the house wasn’t working 100%, along with the heater inside the bathroom. Double bummer!

    I am dying to try out Mac Costa Riche Eye Kohl. I know you love it Karen! I’ve had so many women recommend it to me recently, I might have to take the plunge!

  325. judyo says:

    my favorite mac formula (right now) are their lustre lipsticks. the first non-drugstore lipstick i bought was “high strung” from mac, and it remains my favorite lipstick. time for a new one. thanks for this chance

  326. Kristy says:

    After reading your post about it, I really want to try the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder

  327. susan h says:

    sunny seoul is my new favorite mac lipstick

  328. lena says:

    Mac Face & Body is my favorite Mac product!!!

  329. Elena M says:

    Happy birthday! Beignets, shrimp étouffée and coffee with chicory!!!

  330. Brandi says:

    I’ve probably gone a few weeks without shaving before 😡 embarrassing lol.

  331. Leah says:

    I adore the loch ness monster! I want to ride on it’s back some day!

  332. Megan says:

    This is the longest I’ve ever gone without shaving during the summer — about a month! Happily in sunny Santa Cruz this is not at all out of the norm and I can rock my leg fuzz proudly 🙂

  333. krystel says:

    iv always wanted to try macs penultimate eyeliner

  334. Gina says:

    Sorry Karen, I don’t believe in either, the abdominal snowman or the lockless monster!!! Girl, where do you get this stuff?????

  335. Sheri Holzel says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!

  336. Karla says:

    I love the matte formula!

  337. Cherie says:

    two weeks… was winter after a wax…TMI!!!

  338. sandy says:

    My favorite thing from MAC is their cremesheen lipsticks. I like MAC’s lipsticks in general, but I’ve found nearly everything else from them to be disappointing.

  339. A co-worker of mine claims to have ESP.

  340. BlackAsphodel says:

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?

    A few weeks.

  341. Adrianne B says:

    The rarest makeup I own is a Mary Quant crayon set (in the yellow tin with the black flower) from the 60s. It belonged to my mother.

  342. Gail says:

    Happy Birthday!

  343. CL says:

    I don’t believe in the Loch Ness monster, Abominable Snowman, or Bigfoot, either, for that matter. The American/Canadian Bigfoot legend clearly came from people seeing (from a distance) grizzly bears standing on their hind legs. There’s no way a very large primate could be living in the US without photographic proof of its existence. With all the hunters in the US, someone would surely have provided a freshly-shot Bigfoot for the press to gawk at.

  344. Kristen Runge says:

    My favorite MAC matte eyeshadow is Wedge.

  345. Erin Ortiz says:

    My husband and his family swears that some of them can see ghosts. I’ve heard their stories, all are the non-scary type, and they just scare the crap out of me!

  346. Jocelyn says:

    I love the MAC matte2 eyeshadows, they have such a gorgeous finish. I wish they made more of them.

  347. Elvan says:

    I really love the lustre finish, because I can barely feel it on and depending on the color it can look natural but polished and pretty. The only drawback is that it doesn’t last a long time!

  348. Tosha says:

    Hi, I recently found your blog while looking up reviews on the Naked on the Run palette, and I cant stop reading! I’ve never tried anything from Mac, but I’d love to!

  349. Linda says:

    I went to Loft today and wow! Karen, you are so right, it’s great!

  350. Alex says:

    My favorite MAC finish/formula is matte. Hands down.

  351. Julia says:

    I’ve actually never have used or owned MAC products ,so it would be interesting to give it a go!

  352. Jessica says:

    I’m pretty excited about the MAC website redesign. I usually don’t like change, but the screenshots you showed so far look really good! We will all see for sure when it comes to finding what we are looking for!

  353. Vicki says:

    My favorite MAC lipstick formulas are satin and matte. I love Matte2 eyeshadows and I wish there were more shades in that formula. I could never cheat at cards because I don’t have a hood enough poker face lol!

  354. Alyza Rae says:

    What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving?
    Nine years, the nine years from birth until age 9, when (thankfully!) my parents finally let me start shaving. I say thankfully because it was bad, like I was being bullied at school whenever I would wear shorts. And I think the early start has helped reduce the amount of hair that grows in anymore!

  355. Lisa C says:

    Sad news, I just lost my cat of 18 yrs the other day. So very hard to lose, she was just like family. Please hug your kitty for me 🙁

  356. Have a happy birthday and a nice trip to New Orleans!

  357. Devis says:

    I have Heaux and Riri Boy 🙂

  358. Celia says:

    Hi Karen!

    So I’ve never actually tried Mac before, still intimidated by the associates, BUT I am counting the days till the Ellie Goulding collection comes out. I mean, six months is a lot of days, but I’ll do it! So excited for that. Have fun in New Orleans!!

  359. Jennifer Pena says:

    I can really use this to add some more lipsticks to my collection:D

  360. Jennifer Pena says:

    I love matte formulas! I really can use this gift card for some more lippies!

  361. Ellie says:

    Currently obsessed with the perfect skin finish of MAC Face and Body foundation. The only problem is that the lightest shades (N1/C1) are too dark for my uber-pale skin. Hoping to pick up the White soon so I can finally have my HG foundation!

  362. Karla R. says:

    I have to admit I sometimes go a week without shaving my legs. It is a really bad habit.

  363. Tracy says:

    New Orleans is on my list of places to visit :)!

  364. Georgie C says:

    I’ve never cheated on cards!

  365. Liana says:

    Yesssss! MAC me baby! I need new foundation like whoa!

  366. Maritess Lee says:

    Mac Mineralized skin finish all day!

  367. Krissie says:

    My kids think I have ESP because I always know when they are lying!

  368. Chelsea says:

    I totally believe in the Loch Ness monster!

  369. Samia Tabassum says:

    I love the matte finish lipsticks.

  370. Julie Murphy says:

    i have never cheated at cards.

  371. DESPINA VENETI says:

    I believe there are human monsters and I’ve cheated in cards once or twice.

  372. Nathalia says:

    So, I’m a brazilian girl living in Turkey (yep, globalization right here), my favorite MAC finish is matte (like, hmm, 90% of sane people?! I mean, MAC mattes are DAMN.F*.AWESOME.), I’ve once gone six months without shaving my legs (winters are hard, let’s just change the subject) and I do believe in the Loch Ness Monster (but kinda like to think he’s a sweet and adorable monster, like Sulley from Monsters, Inc.).

  373. Alexandra says:

    I can go all winter long not shaving my legs.. it’s gosh darn cold in the Nordics!

  374. Nikolina says:

    I don’t believe in the Abominable Snowman nor the Loch Ness monster, but I do believe in Aliens though… 🙂

  375. emy says:

    I am French and I read your blog regularly …. your photos are beautiful and you too !!!
    I do not usually play but $ 50 gift card will be a good idea, I start again my brushes ….: p
    thank you for everything

  376. Astrild says:

    I looooove Mac color range in everything (lipsticks, eyeshadows…) but at the end my most used product is Fix+. So random.

  377. Marija says:

    1 week without shaving! 🙂

  378. sue14625 says:

    i would love to be a Mac woman have not had the pleasure of using Mac products

  379. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    One of my friends from college swears she has a sixth sense.

  380. Emily says:

    Love your funny commenting ideas 🙂 I don’t believe in the Loch Ness monster, but I totally think there’s tons of weird creatures living at the bottom of the ocean that we have yet to discover!

  381. Anne-Marie says:

    I just showered and got all tiredy. Warm water always does that to me.

  382. Janea M says:

    Oh my goodness, I do believe I once went 3 weeks without shaving.

  383. Ruth says:

    I totally believe in Nessie! just because it’s been a while since she’s been seen, doesn’t mean she’s not there.

  384. Vanessa says:

    Technically, I don’t shave, so decades… But I epilate. Probably between 3 to 5 months for that 🙂

  385. Majick says:

    My favorite makeup collectible is an old heart shaped lipstick case from YSL with a big red crystal heart shaped stone in the top. It was supposed to be refillable but I was never able to find the refills. oh well…

  386. Michelle says:

    glad you asked, i still havent fully shaved my legs below my knees since i started my let-the-leg-hair-grow-if-it-aint-gonna-show binge at the start of the cooler weather last year in the winter, so that’s like a looooong time. i started shaving a few inches above the ankle for cropped pants, and will increase by the inches over the next two weeks; i’m fearing razor burn and ingrowns on my recently-overly-exfoliated legs.

  387. Demi says:

    You can not be young after the age of 40, but you can be IRRESISTIBLE at any age :* -Chanel

  388. Inés says:

    I totally believe in the Loch Ness monster. Actually, next autumn I,m travelling to Scotland (yay!).

    Something weird. I’ve had my MAC 239 brush for… I think 15 years, and I still use it.

    Something weirder. My cat hates the Game Of Thrones opening, he meows like he was dying every single time.

  389. Chelsea says:

    What’s the rarest, most collectible piece of makeup you own? Probably my Fresh face palette. They don’t make them any longer, but it’s my fave!

  390. Emiliya Petkova says:

    2 months without shaving

  391. Judy Ruffolo says:

    I do believe I’ve gone quite a few weeks without shaving…winter blahs!

  392. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I have not yet met a MAC lipglass that i didn’t love.

  393. Lisa says:

    Once went 1 month without shaving. Yikes,

  394. Jamie Steagall says:

    “What’s the longest I’ve went without shaving?” I think at one point I had went 10 weeks…it was towards the end of my pregnancy, and I was so big that I could barely move/bend/stretch/etc. It was virtually impossible for me to safely shave at that point. But hey, once you grow that hair so long- it softens up and you forget it’s there…yep, that’s my defense lol.

  395. Erika says:

    Longest without shaving…a week after c-section.

  396. Monali says:

    Cheated at cards? If I won, then no!

  397. Fatima says:

    My mom may have be a little psychic. She has had dreams of things that end up happening in real life.

  398. Hilary says:

    I don’t believe in the Loch Ness monster or the abominal snowman

  399. Tricia says:

    Love the cremesheen lipsticks!

  400. Savannah says:

    I can’t stand going more than a week without shaving but my best friend has gone much, much longer. After a few months or so (I believe) she was able to even dye her under arm hair green. It was honestly pretty rad.

  401. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    I had some decades old lipstick around the house so figured my nieces and I should colour and draw with it instead of throwing it in the garbage. This was a fun way to retire some unsuitable shades of lipstick.

  402. Ashley says:

    My favorite formula right now is the Lustre lipsticks. I bought Milan MOde not too long ago and I can’t wait to go back and buy more!

  403. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    Pick Me Please!

  404. Tamara Mullen says:

    I love the lipstick from mac

  405. Jen says:

    Love love love MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, it’s a game changer!!

  406. Tricia Hope says:

    I love Mac mascara

  407. Britt says:

    This contest just reminded me to shave my legs!! Sundress season just started in Chicago

  408. Jen C says:

    OPI’s teenage dream is the rarest nail polish I own (super pretty too)!

  409. amy says:

    I think I’ve gone over 2 weeks without shaving! scary! 😛

  410. Ana says:

    I rarely shave in the winter!!!

  411. Rose says:

    “What’s the rarest, most collectible piece of makeup you own?”

    A signed Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette


  412. Lancelot Ottley says:

    I am so ashamed to say it, but yes I have cheated many times while playing cards.

  413. Emel says:

    My favorite Lipstick finish from MAC is satin, I love it because of the coverage, covers like mattes but without drying your lips

  414. Donna Liberatore says:

    I have never used MAC products, but would be happy to win! I haven’t shaved my legs in so long, I don’t really remember the last time! Wearing pants so much has rubbed most of the hair off, so I don’t worry about it.

  415. brenda disimone says:

    i live in new orleans you have got to get a poboy for lunch and beignets for breakfast !

  416. Avida W. says:

    I just started using MAC lipstick. I have 2 in matte finish.

  417. Nancy Wallner says:

    When I was in high school we went to Disneyland for what was called Disney Magic Music Days. We got to go behind the scenes a bit and go to the building where they hold auditions for singers. I got to sing Part of Your World and the man was so impressed he told me to come back when I was 18. I never did but I loved that field trip best.

  418. Ashley Nash says:

    I would love to win some Mac makeup, to expensive for me to personally buy.

  419. Candice says:

    I am currently using EOS lip balm lol (:

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