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Win a $50 MAC eGIFT CARD from Makeup and Beauty Blog

Rise and shine, morning glory. Happy caturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

So much on my mind right now because it’s been a BIG week, but let’s get the important things out of the way first. Are you ready? Let’s start with this: bunnies. And almost tailless cats.


Yes, I’m referring to my part-time petsitting duties, but no, I haven’t taken any pictures yet, even though I really want to, because I haven’t gotten permission from my friends to share them online. ๐Ÿ™


First, there’s Malu, an orange and white love muffin with big, bright brown eyes and half a tail. She likes eating, flashing her tum on the floor and taking longs walks around the dining room.

And then there’s Zee-Zee, a rambunctious white bunny with black pointed ears who enjoys cat-watching from the comfort of her extra-large cage and snacking on fresh veggies (last night she had kale).

Both of them are painfully adorbs.

In other news…Monte Rio Beach on the Russian River. I don’t think we’ll be going kayaking there today because it’s actually almost cold. A foggy weather front came in, and it’s not ideal kayaking weather, so that throws a wrench into our plans.

We’ll see though… If it warms up at all we’ll go.

This week flew by for me so fast that it feels almost like I didn’t participate! — like this week literally skipped right by. I dunno, it’s weird. But I feel like I’ve been MIA for a while, even though I’ve been right here. Weird.

I hope you had a good week and that somebody politely held a door open for you. Have a kick-@ss pre-4th of July weekend. Talk to you soon, my friend. The giveaway starts in 3-2-1…


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



  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Do you notice your skin gets better or worse after certain foods?
    • When was the last time you had a good foot massage?
    • Do you ever meditate?
    • What’s a good name for a great eyeshadow?
    • Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting?
    • What’s one of your favorite parts of doing your makeup?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Zed says:

    I’ve only recently become interested in wearing makeup again and I’m loving all the awesome beauty blogs around. Thanks for the giveaway (:

  2. Sarah says:

    I once fell asleep in Spanish class haha!

  3. Michelle says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is the bright lipstick at the end!

  4. Meredith says:

    I’m always slightly embarrassed to tell people that I have 5 cats. I usually get a few strange looks. I also have a 65 lb dog and 2 kids. My house is like the monkey cage at the zoo.

  5. petq says:

    My skin changes with my skin care, some products bring acne others dont.

  6. Hilary says:

    My favorite part of doing makeup is the mascara and lipstick- it brings the whole look together!

  7. Olivia K says:

    I think my favorite part of my makeup is my winged eyeliner, I always feel strangely successful when things go right!

  8. Sen says:

    Been breaking out like crazy lately :(. I stopped wearing makeup for a month and my skin went crazy when I started again.

  9. Agata says:

    I love applying eyeshadows and trying out different combinations!

    Hope you have a good weekend, Karen!

  10. Icequeen81 says:

    Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting?

    Yup, not to be rude But I was really tired, I have fallen asleep in parties and also in a club near the speaker. Truly when I am sick or worried,or worked very hard and have a bad night sleep this is what happens.

  11. Lyse Davitt says:

    Had a wonderful foot massage yesterday at my mani/pedi. I highly recommend it for everyone with feet!

  12. Honi says:

    I actually just started doing yoga a few months ago as a way of getting stronger, more flexible and also to be able to meditate. I used Yoga with Adrienes 30 day yoga challenge on youtube and now that I have started the series over again to sort of see how I have improved I notice major differences both in body and mind!

  13. Nicole says:

    The most favorite part of doing my makeup is when my eyes are all finished, I sit back and look and think “BAMMM” I nailed these babies (:

  14. Samia Tabassum says:

    My favorite part of doing makeup is eyeliner.

  15. Kathy says:

    Had a pedi and foot massage last month. Have a great weekend!

  16. Tiffany says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is that moment when it’s all done…especially when I’ve added false lashes! That moment when you look in the mirror, wink at yourself, and feel super sexy and confident!

  17. Jen says:

    My favorite part of makeup is blush!

  18. Esme says:

    Makeup brushes From Hakuhodo are the best aspect of doing makeup. They’re beautiful and work very well.

  19. Alexis says:

    When I go on a Pepsi or Coke soda binge my skin protests. My normally combination skin tends to get flaky & extra dry when I change my mainly water routine (80 oz a day).

    My favorite part of my makeup routine is doing my lips. Some days that is my routine. A good lip gloss can go a long way.

  20. Shannon says:

    Brows and liner. I feel like my face doesn’t shift into focus until I add those.

  21. Rayanna says:

    Right now I really like highlighing my face!

  22. Justine says:

    I’ve tried meditation before.

  23. Valerie says:

    One of my favorite parts of doing my makeup is the foundation. It’s oddly satisfying to cover up all my imperfections.

  24. Jessica says:

    I’m feeling un-commenty today for some reason. I’m even drawing blanks on the suggestion topics. I really want the Jetson’s thing where Jane sat under the dryer-looking helmet and it did all her hair and everything for her though. That would be nice. I could nap and wake up all perfect. Hahahah

  25. Laura says:

    Torrid Summer is the way we feel now in Madrid and a good name for an orangy red lipstick. Impossible not to fall sleep in a 4.00 pm. lecture with this wheather. Enjoy the cool atmosphere!

  26. susan says:

    Yes, I’ve fallen asleep at a meeting. Can’t help it when it is so boring!

  27. Sarina Wakefield says:

    My skin loves blueberries. Apparently they are very high in antioxidants and great for healing skin, especially acne and also anti aging. Add to that the fact they are delicious what’s not to love? I have them for breakfast with some natural Greek yoghurt and some muesli and I swear my skin is happier for it …

  28. Grace says:

    Happy Caturday, Karen! Like you, I find dairy worsens my skin, however UNLIKE you I don’t avoid it lol.. I binged on a cream filled bun on Thursday, and my skin is still recovering, bumpy style. Which ain’t so great since I like applying blush/highlight/bronzer the most, which then only seems to emphasize those bumps.

  29. Lauren says:

    I hope we get to see pics of the fur babies!!

    I fell asleep in math class sophomore year of HS. My teacher came up and slammed a wooden block on my desk by my ear. I think my ears are still ringing 20 years later!!

  30. Maria Joรฃo Freitas Barros says:

    Hello! What about giving the name of your lovely cat to the eyeshadow? Something like his colors mixed with a very little shimmery touch?!!! I will definitely use it!!! Kisses from Cascais, Portugal

  31. Meghan says:

    One of my favourite parts of doing my makeup, when I have as much time as I want, is just relaxing and having fun applying! It’s fun to think about what you’re going to use next, go back in with something else & being creative! I’m not a morning person, so before work everyday I just slap on what’s easiest, and there’s not a whole lot of joy in that! Haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. renu says:

    My skin doesn’t really get affected by what I eat as long as I am taking care of it. The only time I’ve seen it act out is when I applied something topical that was reacting to it.

  33. Shelley says:

    I might be the only person left who reads makeup blogs and can still say this but I’ve never used or bought anything MAC. It gets so much discussion — think maybe I should try it.

  34. Neha says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is putting on blush. I don’t feel right without it and think it brightens up my face!

  35. Jiji C. says:

    One of my favorite parts of doing my makeup is actually trying new products on my face. Also, another of my favorites is lining my eyes with eyeliner. The cat eye is always my signature!

  36. Arianna W. says:

    I’ve started to workout again and I realized how out of shape I am.

  37. Julie says:

    I used to have a neighbor that had bunnies and it was hilarious visiting her and see the bunny hopping through the dining room.

  38. Lorraine says:

    Birthday Suit and Skinny Jeans Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows. This line always has great names! some faves are Flyin Down to, Get Figgy, Busy Signal, Stiletto, Strut Flatter me. thanks for introducing me to this product. performs so well and always fun names.

  39. I need to find a saviour for my dry skin so that it can look radiant and dewy this summer. I also need the mac cream highlighters in my life.

  40. Jen says:

    My favorite part about putting on makeup is the transformation, even if I’m going with a light, natural look. As a kid I loved the before-and-after makeovers. Each more, it’s like a little before-and-after with my own face. And if it doesn’t look good, it washed off. Perfect!

  41. Sarah W says:

    I never really notice food affecting my skin so much, but I break out EVERY TIME I fly anywhere

  42. Laura says:

    My favorite part of doing makeup is either the whole experience- which I find to be both calming and energizing, depending on the time of day (in the morning, I wake up doing my makeup, and if I’m rushed for a quick day-night change, it calms me) or putting my lipstick on last to see how the whole look comes together.

    I haven’t fallen asleep in a meeting (I have awesome colleagues who wouldn’t let me do that- I’ve returned the favor with a sneaky pen poke to the ribs when they were nodding off!), but I’ve been close.

    I could use a great foot massage!

  43. Stephanie says:

    I actually look forward to doing my makeup when I go to bed. I’m addicted ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Lauren Wieland says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is putting on mascara! I usually use lancome hypnose drama, but right now I’m trying out lights camera lashes by tarte.

  45. Jess says:

    I once fell asleep during a biology class on sex ed. I knew how it worked. It was 9am and I was tired. Unfortunately, my prof noticed and gave me a lecture on the importance of sleep and lack of sleep harms the body.

  46. Ana says:

    I remember I fell asleep at a literature class years ago which is funny because literature is one of my absolute favorite subjects! But I was absolutely exhausted for some reason and seating at the very back of the room so…! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Angela says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is curling my lashes. It instantly opens up my eyes and makes them look bigger!

  48. debbie says:

    Ive fallen asleep in an english lesson about shakespeare. To be fair it wasnt shakespeares fault and I had been studying the night before till the wee hours but woke myself up mid snore, with a little drool and titters around me lol

  49. Hi Karen! Hope you’re having a good weekend so far!

    It’s my birffffdeeey today, so I better win that gift card!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … NOTD | Silver and gold in the mix

  50. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I tried to meditate but i always get distracted by so many things :))

  51. Mary Marรญa says:

    No, I don’tlike to meditate…

  52. Shannon S. says:

    I ate nachos for lunch today!

  53. Trillina Palemi says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is the bright lipstick at the end!

  54. Andrea Amy says:

    I have never had a foot massage, or even a real back massage in my entire life.

  55. Meg says:

    Favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeshadow! I have way too many shadows and shadow palettes and I don’t care lol!!
    Meg recently posted … ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Already Sold Out!

  56. Crystal says:

    Recently, I’ve been on a mission to eat as naturally as possible in the hopes that my acne will finally disappear for good. I have to say that it’s definitely working! My skin hasn’t been this clear in ages ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Michelle says:

    I had a nice foot massage about a month ago at a spa nearby in walking distance. I bought a Christmas package last year that included three 80-min massages for only $150. I still have one more left!

  58. Nancy Wallner says:

    I cannot even remember the last time I got a good foot massage, sadly!

  59. Nicole says:

    I think eyeliner is my favorite part of my makeup routine. I have so many different colors so it’s fun to experiment. =)

  60. Jenny says:

    Man, I can’t even remember the last time I had a good foot massage. I think I’m due:)

  61. Amoure Jones says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is the outcome. Since most of the time it’s not planned on what colors I’ll be wearing I like to see how everything comes together and turns out in the end. Sometimes I like it and will do it again (if I can recall what I’ve used) and something I don’t like it and knew I shouldn’t have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

    Have a great weekend.

  62. Alix says:

    I have to admit, I don’t mind rainy weekends.

  63. Sarah Sq. says:

    Fun fact, I don’t do foot massages.

  64. Samantha says:

    Milk makes my neck break out, which is so weird to me.

  65. Jen L says:


    I am 41 and I get a pimple if I have chips of any kind. Stay away from fried foods folks! Yucky.

    Happy Caturday.

  66. Reggi says:

    I have never actually had a foot massage. I’ve had a full body massage before but every time they get to my feet I get so ticklish I have to tell them to stop. I think I might enjoy a real actual massage just focused on my feet – reflexology it’s called? But I wonder if I would just get ticklish again!

  67. Laurinha says:

    Make up, for me, is fun. A happy and fun way to begins the day. I love to wear make up, from daily no-make-up make up to evening/party make up. I love to wear, to do, to see, to handle, to choose, to shop – hehehe…..

  68. Sarah McIntire says:

    My skin is definitely better in the summer. In the winter, it gets so dry!

  69. Jessie C. says:

    I meditate all the time.

  70. Olivia M says:

    Every part about doing my makeup is my favorite part! My most favorite part is when I apply my foundation and it just makes my skin absolutely perfect. I think I finally found my holy grail foundation. Another favorite part of mine is applying lipstick. Sometimes I’ll even apply my lipstick before my eyeshadow.

  71. Brian says:

    I love the names of Too Faced’s eyeshadows in their Chocolate Bar palettes!

  72. Kait says:

    Whatโ€™s one of your favorite parts of doing your makeup?

    Usually highlighter or finishing powder – where I use a superbly soft brush to apply them.

  73. BJW says:

    In the days before coffee, I could almost fall asleep in church or class. Now, my problem is too much coffee and having to hold it.

  74. RedHedd says:

    I hope you do post pics of that orange cat – she sounds adorable!

  75. Claudia Davis says:

    One of my most favorite parts of doing my makeup is when I start trying to decide what colors and how I will put them on (when I have time).

  76. Ambritt says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is picking out eyeshadow. I first fell in love with makeup after buying Urban Decays New York book of shadows since then eyeshadow has been an obsession!

  77. Mandi says:

    I’ve been working ot. I need some Mac to put some color on my face

  78. Germaine Sikat says:

    I just had my first full body massage yesterday, and I can say that it was the best!! Now I want more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Emily C says:

    What I love about make up is playing with all the different colors.

  80. Cindy Rosenblum says:

    I have rosacea, so my face will get red after hot tea, hot coffee, etc. Also spicy food and hot soup!

  81. Anjilina says:

    I used to fall asleep in ALL of my classes, yet I was still able to maintain a 3.7 gpa. I love MAC cosmetics, and your blog.

  82. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’ve never meditated before.

  83. Aina Y says:

    Would love to try out their new fix pluses!

  84. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti says:

    “Do you ever meditate?” When I first got into Transcendental Meditation in the late 80s, I used to meditate twice a day, 10 minutes at a time. I’m just starting to get back into it now, and I forgot how peaceful it made me feel.

  85. Lisa M. says:

    My skin reacts badly to food with cottonseed oil in it. My daughters and I also react to products that have Methylisothiazolinone. A lot of skincare, make-up, liquid soaps, and shampoos have Methylisothiazolinone in the ingredients and it causes rashes, spots, and irritated scalps in some people.

  86. Would LOVE to win! I have never used ANY MAC makeup, if you can believe that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Kelvene says:

    Whatโ€™s one of your favorite parts of doing your makeup?

    Love doing my eyes! eye shadow mascara the various looks i come up with

  88. Stephanie says:

    Favorite part of makeup is mascara, I have super long eyelashes (they’re thin) and with the right mascara it looks like I’m wearing false eyelashes. Without mascara you can’t see them because they are thin and blonde. It makes such a huge difference when I add that final touch of mascara.

  89. Nina says:

    OH….. I am a huge sleepy head in college and pretty much survived by catching up on videotaped lectures.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think a cool eye shadow name could be “silver knight”.. haha.

  90. Jen says:

    I love getting to the end of my makeup routine and choosing my lipstick shade.

  91. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’ve tried meditating before but I never stick with it.

  92. Makyla says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is probably eyeshadow/liner/mascara, only because I rarely sit down to actually do my eyes as of late and it’s always a treat when I do! I really enjoy meditation, but I just haven’t been able to get myself to sit there and do it long enough and consecutively enough. Thanks so much for offering such a generous giveaway, Karen! Hope you (and your husband and furry friends!) have a great weekend!

  93. Aurelie Red says:

    Favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeliner !

  94. NathasjaT says:

    We have five lovable kitties (one of them with only one eye… he is such a little babe) and a leopard gecko.. They’re awesome. Anytime you want to come to Michigan to pet sit you are more than welcome to do so ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your kayaking trip sounds nice, we are headed out two weeks from now for some ‘roughing it’ couple of days of camping on a river type deal. Lots of kayaking and tubing for us, too! Anyways – the best place to get a good foot massage are the little Asian reflexology joints, LOVE those! We know the ones around where we live but anytime I am out of town I consult Yelp to find one (last time was about three weeks ago, spoiled ~ I know ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Have a nice weekend!!

  95. Aviva says:

    I’ve fallen asleep in lessons the past 2 years because I don’t get enough sleep! One of my favourite parts of doing my makeup is colour correcting, it’s like magic ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  96. Miki says:

    I love meditating when I find I’m too stressed out.
    Miki recently posted … Viseart Paris Nude Palette Review+Swatches

  97. Laura says:

    I’ve never had a good foot massage. My feet are too ticklish ๐Ÿ™

  98. Amber says:

    My husband would give me the best foot massages when I was pregnant!

  99. Sylvia says:

    Sadly I have never had any sort of massage, but a foot massage sounds lovely if I didn’t feel too ticklish.

  100. lauren forge says:

    i was once getting a pedicure and she tickled my foot, i laughed so much i passed gas! which was awkward enough and then, well my reflexes ended up making me kick her nearly right in the face! it was then the most awkward pedicure ever

  101. Ximena says:

    I am SO excited for my vacation in Cabo in a month! It needs to come faster so I can rock Pink Pigeon on my vacay!

  102. Amy says:

    My favorite part of putting on makeup is putting on eyeshadow and mascara!

  103. Beth says:

    Try staying awake during faculty meetings or Friday afternoon classes. Doesn’t happen! Also, we (NW Florida) have plenty of heat that we’ll share with you. Have a great weekend.

  104. Michelle L says:

    I am celiac and if U eat certain foos I get dermititis.

  105. Tatiana says:

    Freshman year in college I had Intro to Art History; Ancient to Medieval at 8 a.m. This one morning the lights went down to look at slides and I promptly fell asleep. On the shoulder of the guy sitting next to me in the crowded auditorium. I woke up about 3/4 of the way through the hour but was too embarrassed to move. So I stayed there with my eyes closed for another 15 minutes. As soon as I heard that lecture end, I grabbed my stuff and skeedaddled out of there, without looking back at the guy who’s shoulder I drooled upon. I sat on the other side of the lecture hall for the remainder of the semester.

  106. annalisa says:

    my favorite part of doing my makeup is lips! I love picking out my liner and lipstick for the day =)

  107. Michelle Castagne says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is the eyes and getting so many different looks depending on my mood.

  108. Shell says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is my eyes. I love when I find the right color combo to make my eyes pop.

  109. Lauren says:

    I love putting mascara on. It can make everything on my face look better. ^_^ I hope you get permission to share pictures soon as well! More little fluffs to celebrate!

  110. Nikolina says:

    Im here again!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Isabella says:

    Lately the base has been my favorite part in my routine! I think its because my acne has gotten so much better ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Janet says:

    It’s a rainy Saturday here in NJ..good day to lounge at home!! Heading to a family gathering an hr away is not ideal this day :/

  113. Jennifer says:

    One of my favorite parts of my doing my makeup is making my face as flawless as possible. I love using different techniques and products to achieve that.

  114. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Heather G says:

    Dying to try MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer and their Brow Set!

  116. Emily L. says:

    Junk food does a number on my whole body including my skin. It’s soooo worth it to eat healthily! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  117. Tracy Robertson says:

    My favorite thing about shopping at MAC is that they offer to track the products that you bought from them, I love that! So the next time I need to replace the great eyeliner I bought from them I don’t need to remember to bring in the stub of the old one, they have it on record for me.

  118. RM says:

    today i’m wearing MAC crosswires on my lips

  119. Lisa says:

    We just got back from hiking in the gogr so I would love a good foot massage right now.

  120. Joyce says:

    My son went fishing for the first time today and he caught a turtle! I missed it because I was at work.

  121. Karen says:

    I’ve tried to meditate, but I must not be doing it right….I can’t get my mind to stop wandering!

  122. Brwnfruit says:

    I LOVE jewel toned cream liners, I just watchrd Spread My Ashes at Bergdorfs for a second time, very luxe! I’ve never been to New York, when I do go, I’m definitely visiting Berdorf Goodmans

  123. Denay says:

    Favorite part of makeup is mascara – it is transformative!

  124. Best H says:

    My most favourite part of doing makeup is..basically everything but getting the base right is important though = flawless skin

  125. Jasmine says:

    I LOVE doing my eyebrows! I finally have a technique that makes them appear fuller and cleaner. AND I can go longer In between getting them threaded!!!

  126. Christiana M says:

    I meditate–I wish I could say it is every day but I used to meditate by partly focusing on petting my old dog–and since he passed away, I have been trying new ways to find the internal peace. Petting him gave me something to do–sort of right brain/ left brain–so I was able to stay in the meditative moment — now I am using an app called that is really helpful

  127. Kristy says:

    I used to fall asleep in Biology lecture all the time. It was a good indication that I wasn’t meant to major in Bio after all.

  128. Erika C. says:

    My favorite part of doing makeup is choosing the different products for my look or if I’m doing someone else’s makeup. . Oh and I just celebrated my birthday this past Monday 6/22!

  129. PoetrysTruth says:

    As strange at it may seem my favorite part of doing my makeup is things going off track and trying to figure out how to salvage the look. LOL. It’s like a mini roller coaster. It’s also a great learning process.

  130. Jenn says:

    I don’t meditate but would love to find the time to.

  131. Beth says:

    My skin gets worse when I eat too much sugar or dairy. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. Amalie Thomsen says:

    Thank you for a great blog ! <3 The number one thing I love about doing my makeup is the complete attention and focus for somethingI think is fun! I love that I can get into my own little world and think about absolutely nothing else but me, myself and my beautiful makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I can go worry about work or school afterwards.

  133. Susan T. says:

    I just moved to a new house on Monday so my week has flown by too! I’m still surrounded by unpacked boxes but the first priority was to get all the cat perches in each window. Lol!

  134. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the difference adding eyeliner to my face makes.
    Ps. That cat sounds adorable.

  135. betty W says:

    My meditation routine has now started to include beginner’s candle magic, it’s all about sending intentions into the universe with colored tapers and an altar and incantations. Very witchy and very wonderful

  136. Lizzie says:

    I love highlighting my cheekbones! I just love the glow it gives my skin

  137. Elizabeth M says:

    My favorite part of makeup is putting on mascara after my eyeshadow. It pulls everything together!

  138. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I used to fall asleep in my biology lectures in college (cellular biology, etc). And I was a biology major, haha!

  139. Marta says:

    My husband give me a great foot massage almost every evening !

  140. Amara Morgan says:

    I fell asleep in an anthropology class in college and it was one of those deep sleeps where I was dreaming (of what I can’t remember anymore) but I woke myself up cause I yelled really loud. Aaaaaand the whole class proceeded to stare at me ๐Ÿ™ mortifying

  141. Lynn T. says:

    Oh i fall asleep all the time during lecture classe and couple of work meetings. I even nodded off during jury duty. Coffee doesn’t help…

  142. Cyndi says:

    The last good foot massage I had was back in March when I had a pedicure before I gave birth to my son…. Would so love another one, actually would love a full body massage right about now haha!!

  143. Leah says:

    One of favorite parts of doing my makeup is eyebrows! I could spend forever on them if I wanted to… I’m brow obsessed! Haha

  144. Jennie H. says:

    My favorite part of makeup is bronzer/blush – love the way it makes my whole face light up!

  145. Courtney says:

    I used to try to meditate but gave up shortly thereafter. lol I unfortunately severely lack the patience!

  146. bhevarri says:

    woo pick me!

  147. Jacy says:

    My last foot rub was on my birthday a month ago! I was spoiled and my mom took me to a spa in he mountains. The foot rub was in conjunction with a hot stone massage…ahhhh

  148. Tiffanie says:

    Kayaking looks like so much fun. I’ve got to try it sometime soon!

  149. Amy M says:

    I have four cats. Life wouldn’t be the same without my cats. I love reading Makeupandbeautyblog and seeing pictures of Tabs.

  150. Farzana says:

    I love to meditate…it is favorite thing of mine to do. I find a quiet spot and I close my eyes and I begin to recite,I guess you could say “prayers” and thoughts that I want to share with my self, my innermost self… I listen and connect to my thoughts and it makes me feel like I am not allowing my life to be overtaken by the moments of craziness, high stress and anxiety that I often experience. I think that it gives my life much needed balance and trust me I NEED balancing!LOL I am a mom of a special needs child it is just one more thing besides makeup (which I love!) that I do for ME! Happy weekend before the July 4th holiday weekend y’all!

  151. Pamela Gard says:

    I have never fallen asleep during a lecture. I would love a foot message and haven’t had one for years but fell asleep once while getting foot message

  152. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Weekend! My favorite part of doing my makeup is picking out the gorgeous colors I’m going to wear, especially for my eyes.

  153. Nataya says:

    Sounds really adorbs how you describe them. I am too anxious to do petsitting. Once on the mountain i thought one cat had been missing, but thanks goodness it hadn’t.:-) Happy weekend

  154. Lala says:

    Heyyy there, thanks so much for the great giveaway. When I eat a lot of junk food, especially loads of sugar, my skin (and my whole body) totally suffers. My skin breaks out like crazy, and I just look and feel like crap. You are what you eat ๐Ÿ˜‰

  155. Winy says:

    I’m hoping to try those fab new dazzleshadows!

  156. Karenine says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have never once fallen asleep during a lecture – even at those really early/really late ones!

  157. Leslie Kiley says:

    oh how I love foot massages! I get them with my pedi’s but I really love this place in SAn Diego where I used to live. They give hour long foot massages for only $20. and they are amazing. When I go back and visit I always stop in!!!

  158. Cathy says:

    My favorite moment in the morning is to trim my mustache. I WANT 50$ FROM MAC!

  159. ula says:

    A foot massage – I’ve never had a professional foot massage. I’ve only had my boyfriend massage my feet and I’m not complaining, but they’re always so short ๐Ÿ™‚ I think foot and head massages are two of the best things you can get in terms of relaxation

  160. Cathy says:

    Unfortunately my current favorite part of putting on make-up is putting on concealer and foundation because my cystic acne is back after being clear for 15 years. Probably will have to go back on accutane. I know TMI but just frustrated and venting .

  161. Jessica says:

    My skin always looks better when I’ve cut my sugar intake and am drinking more water. Sleep and exercise help of course too. I don’t currently meditate, but I have been thinking about starting and I think I will today actually ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. Kathy Godbey says:

    My favorite part of makeup is learning new ways to apply eye shadow. I watch tutorials and I’m getting better all the time.

  163. BooBooNinja says:

    Happy Caturday, Karen!

  164. Melanie says:

    Oh this is super sweet… thanks for the chance!

    I love putting on my make-up each day, it’s my mama-ME time just to myself!!

  165. Kirsten says:

    Do you notice your skin gets better or worse after certain foods?
    Yes, eating too many almonds makes my face break out.

    When was the last time you had a good foot massage?
    Never? I’ve never had a mani-pedi either.

    Do you ever meditate?
    No, but I want to start. I just don’t know where to begin.

    Whatโ€™s a good name for a great eyeshadow?
    For me, the name would have to depend on the color. In general, I like the Rouge Bunny Rouge names.

    Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting?
    No. I have almost fallen asleep driving and had to pull over to the side of the road for a nap.

  166. buckycatt says:

    Karen & Tabs – I wore Evolution Revolution w a gold yank top this week. Soooo pretty! Karen must have had a blast creating it. Stay cool you two!

  167. Tianqi Yang says:

    I found a new method of applying makeup and it feels so much lighter on the skin and has better longevity on my oily skin. I use the air-in cushion puff to tap in my foundation (I use the garner tinted eye roller as my foundation, go figure) and Maybelline fit me concealer.

  168. Mary W says:

    My favorite part of my makeup is applying lipstick. I have always been obsessed with lipsticks. My first was a bright red that I begged my mother for when I was 5. She bought it with the rule that I was only allowed to wear it at home.

  169. Wina Chan says:

    for some reason, my skin looks a lot nicer after vacation even though I broke out so badly without my normal skincare products with me.

  170. Berry says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is applying eye shadow. I love creating new combinations of shadows to make a different look every day.

  171. Kecia S. says:

    I fell asleep more than once sitting in the front row of my Sociology class. It was right after lunch…can you blame me?

    Putting on lipstick is the best part of my makeup routine because it ties the whole look together.

  172. Judy Ruffolo says:

    Having a blast with highlighters lately ๐Ÿ˜‰

  173. Liz R says:

    my comment is little bit off from the list suggestion hehe. because of the heatwave in Eastbay lately,my face was experiencing heatrash and itchy especially in chin/cheeks area..been washing my face with cold water to cool it down and my BF also gave me Benadryl (hehe yea that caused me fell asleep on my workdesk). My face feels so rough.I don’t know whatelse I should try,any suggestions?

    • Lauren says:

      Hi, this happens to me all the time! Try aloe Vera (the same you would use for a sun burn) and what really soothes skin is actually baby diaper rash cream! Sounds crazy, but a little goes a very long way! Good luck!

  174. Lori P says:

    My favorite part in doing my makeup is the eyes. I love picking out what colors I’m going to use, putting them on my eyes and then ooohing and aaahing over the finished look.

  175. Aenea says:

    I love doing my foundation because it evens out my skin.

  176. Amber says:

    Loving anything coral, turquoise or champagne! And I’m working on improving my calligraphy skills!

  177. Leah says:

    I’ve never noticed any changes in my skin after eating a certain food.

  178. Megan Zuchowski says:

    My favorite part about doing makeup is the finished product!

  179. marlena says:

    Yes, informally, especially when in nature/on my own

  180. Mandy says:

    Favorite part of my make up routine? Applying highlighter, can’t get enough.

  181. Cherie says:

    Icy cold glass of water will perk you up. If I have a late afternoon meeting and I feel the z’s coming on…

    I love doing my eyes the most. So much to play with, but now I’m discovering bright lips!

  182. Randi C. says:

    I have not meditated but I have taken a workshop in “being present” where you try to filter out all distractions…it proves to be very useful when I need to focus on something and “filter out the noise”.

  183. Rachel says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is doing the lips at the end — it’s like putting the frosting on the cake! LOVE IT! <3
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  184. genesis says:

    Its actually been pretty hot today [santa rosa] at least for me. Good thing I have setting spray and primer on my face.

  185. Alexis says:

    I can’t seem to choose a favorite part of putting my makeup on… I love foundation & concealer because I can instantly see my redness and dark circles going away. But I also love bronzer/contouring and blush because it brings life back to my face. And then the eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara make my eyes look awake and more blue. So… I love every aspect of my makeup routine :).

  186. Almaz S. says:

    What’s your best homemade face mask recipe?

  187. Judyo says:

    Fell asleep at many college lectures…and at other odd places,like in the stands of a Chicago bears game

  188. Amy Z. says:

    My skin gets worse after I eat fried foods.

  189. LaTanya says:

    Yes, I meditate

  190. Maren says:

    Foot massages freak me out. I say No. As for falling asleep in lectures, I had high school classes that started at 7:30am, so of course!
    Maren recently posted … How did I know gun peeps would demand guns in church?

  191. Karolina says:

    My current obsession is lipstick! I love all the variety and the colors. It’s my weakness forever and always!

  192. susan h says:

    Chocolate of the Hershey’s variety breaks me out. It’s really horrible both in the sense that I can’t eat to much of Reese’s cups and that I break out!

  193. Analy Rodriguez says:

    I don’t know if I will ever get a proper foot massage, I’m so ticklish I wouldn’t last minute of rubbing!

  194. Elizabeth says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I had a foot massage

  195. michaela says:

    i’ve tried to mediate but i have so many thoughts that pop into my head!

  196. Jennifer F. says:

    I fall asleep at my desk at work all the time. Not quite a lecture but…eh.

  197. Ericca says:

    I never had food associated acne. I did experience drinking lots of water and going vegetarian and seeing changes in my skin.

  198. Jessica says:

    I have trouble falling asleep as is so I don’t think I could ever knock out in class lol

  199. Jennifer says:

    I’m at the point where I want to eat more, but I’m already sick to my stomach.

  200. milaxx says:

    Just scheduled a spa day with the gal pals! Cannot wait!

  201. Melissa says:

    I finally bit the bullet and went through my foundations today and got rid of those I’ve finally come to terms just don’t work for me, even if they cost a pretty penny (I’m eyeing you, GA Maestro).

  202. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen, one of my most favorite, but often times challenging parts of doing my make up is filling in my sparse eyebrows. If they turn out right (so I don’t look like a clown) then I’m happy.

  203. I used to be better about meditating. I only do it at the end of yoga class in shavasana now!

  204. Tania G says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeshadow and blush.

  205. Alexandra says:

    My favourte part has to be blush. Im so pale, it brings me to life.

  206. Annie says:

    Dairy really breaks me out ๐Ÿ™

  207. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is probably the eye makeup. I love that immediate pop you get when the eye liner is good, and it just makes your eyes stand out! And color. I used to stick to browns, all mattes, because I have brown eyes and I was always afraid of color. But with age, apparently I got courage, because now I love to experiment with vibrant colors to make my brown eyes pop!

  208. Susie says:

    I love doing winged eyeliner!

  209. Jessica says:

    “Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting?”
    Almost! In college, our teacher would tell us stories and his voice was just so soothing… so…soothing……zzzzzzz

  210. Ms. Elise says:

    I used to fall asleep in high school government all the time.

  211. CL says:

    I don’t think any kind of food ever caused me to have breakouts. Most breakouts of mine were caused by hormones and stress.

  212. Deb says:

    My favorite part in Makeup is applying eyeshadow, and creating nice shades and shapes!

  213. Leigh says:

    A few months ago, I started a juicing reboot for a couple of weeks. This changed my metabolism completely. Eating a more plant-based, colorful diet and being mindful of drinking water often has detoxed my system and helped me keep off a few unnecessary pounds. After changing my tastebuds, my skin is clearer and more youthful.

    It makes sense for me to not only be aware of what I’m putting INTO my body, but what I’m putting ON it. After all, our skin is our largest organ ;). I now love searching for innovative, quality cosmetics that use less harmful ingredients, are cruelty-free and ethically sourced.

  214. Judy says:

    need a new concealer! been wanting to try Benefit’s boi-ing

  215. feee says:


  216. Virra Priscilla says:

    My favorite part in doing Makeup is doing my brows and applying lipstick, esp the bright one ๐Ÿ™‚

  217. Ari says:

    There is a picture of me in a yearbook, sleeping in biology, while everyone else works diligently.

  218. maria says:

    We have been having a crazy heat wave and i love it!

  219. Alex Albert says:

    I notice that when I eat greasy or friend foods my skin get oil-er (not a word but you get my drift lol). Combating a oily T-zone is a daily effort but the greener I eat the smaller my pores get and the less oil it produces.

  220. Susan says:

    Bunnies and kittens!!

  221. Paol Trenny says:

    I meditate daily for ten minutes. The last time I had a foot massage was last week.

  222. Mallory says:

    My favorite part of makeup application is highlighting! I tend to go overboard sometimes but I just can’t help it! I just want to set my entire face with highlighter but my pores would give me a harsh reality check haha

  223. Sejal says:

    We got new furniture delivered today!

  224. Candice Heyward says:

    I really hope you get permission to share the cat pics! I have two cats: Kiko and Kabuki and they are my babies. I love cats more than humans sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

  225. Piper says:

    I’m not sure about certain foods, but I began eating vegan about 2 weeks ago and my skin looks better than ever!

  226. mrsshukra says:

    Haven’t had a foot massage!

  227. Barbara B says:

    Urban Decay’s Sin is a good name for a great eyeshadow!

  228. Sara muniz says:

    My husband gave me a really good foot massage for Mothers Day. I guess I have to wait for special occasions. Good thing my birthday is next month ๐Ÿ™‚

  229. Lulle says:

    “Do you ever meditate?”

    I tried, but it’s hard to stick to it when you have a busy schedule. There’s always something that feels more urgent!
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  230. Leslie Ponce says:

    My favorite part about applying make up would be the final touch, which for me is lipstick. I like how you can express how you’re feeling in the color you’re wearing! If I’m feeling sexy, a nice deep red is my go to! If I’m feeling happy and cheerful a nice pink tone it is!

  231. Mari V says:

    When doing my makeup I love to use a loooot of highlighter like shiny champagny one I want to look like a fairy :))

  232. Ellie says:

    Awww, those lil animals sound so sweet :3 I just adopted a puppy from the Humane Society last week!

  233. Ruth says:

    My favorite part of my make up is my black liquid liner. I put in on and it seems like the “real” is finally staring back from the mirror.

  234. Julie says:

    My skin goes crazy if I eat too much sugar!
    Julie recently posted … Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

  235. Virginia says:

    I haven’t fallen asleep in a meeting, but I’ve perfected yawning with my mouth closed.

  236. Renae says:

    I started doing body balance about 5 years ago, which is a mixture of yoga, tai chi and pilates. Each session includes a meditation session of about 5 minutes at the end. It is a good way to just do “nothing” apart from breathe and i’m always sad when it ends.

  237. Chelsea Amanda says:

    I love doing my make up because it makes me feel good about myself and it’s fun. It’s a confidence booster.

  238. Deanna says:

    Foot massages gross me out.

  239. Kris says:

    My favorite part of doing makeup would be the eyes but I also love applying lipstick because it’s my last step and brings the whole look together.

  240. Trudy Erickson says:

    i love doing my eye make-up

  241. Anastasia T. says:

    I have never had a foot massage

  242. Lucy Nguyen says:

    The last time I have a foot massage is last summer

  243. Nikki says:

    I meditate at least once a day. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, and practice is the way to mindfulness.

  244. Jen C says:

    My fav part of doing makeup is when I finish and step back from the mirror to have that “overview”- it’s always so satisfying to see a more radiant, awake version of myself!

  245. Bertha says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is slicking on my lipstick at the end!

  246. Liz says:

    The last time I had a good foot massage was at the spa. It was a while ago – 2014 sometime! I need to go SOON.

  247. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I have actually never had a good foot massage but, my achy feet could sure use one or more, lol.

  248. Anastassia says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  249. Kim Clark says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is putting on eyeshadow and creating different looks. I can make it dramatic or an everyday look.

  250. Rebecca says:

    After my baby was born and I went back to work I had a few moments when I didn’t realise I was microsleeping until I tried to piece together a conversation where I forgot that I made plans with someone important.

  251. Mahreen says:

    I’ve never gotten a foot massage before but hubby just got me a gift certificate for mani and pedi so I’m excited to get one. Now we just need to figure out when he can watch the kids.

  252. My skin definitely reacts to foods, I can see if I have been indulging too much by counting the spots appearing on my chin. Right now there are two (TMI?), because I am on holiday…
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  253. Elvan says:

    My favorite part is probably putting on mascara. I really feel like it makes such a huge difference and makes you look so much better, and it’s so easy to do.

  254. Lisa Foster says:

    I used to fall asleep in class lectures when I was in school, but it hasn’t happened in a long time.

  255. Illy Junus says:

    Once i fall asleep on the meeting because the meeting is too long, is so long end up around 2am. I need my sleep

  256. Poppy says:

    My favorite part of makeup has got to be blush and highlighter!

  257. Ann says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve been getting foot massages regularly… I’m in the hospital.

  258. Natalya says:

    Hi Karen,
    Pet sitting is wondeful! This week I am pet sitting for a friend who has a beautiful tuxedo kitty. She’s just a joy to be around!
    I have fallen asleep in economics class before. That’s after a quad shot espresso! I am not a fan of the subject ๐Ÿ˜›
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Natalya recently posted … Comment to Win a $50 eGift Card From MAC! (Ends Monday)

  259. Velislava says:

    Hi Karen,
    Meditation for me is a way to escape from reality and have some time in real private ๐Ÿ˜€ It helps me calm my mind and relax my overworked brain. there’s nothing more pleasant that sitting on the couch and thinking about plain nothing and you feel refreshed after only 10 min of meditation.

  260. Kalli Melia says:

    I have fallen asleep during a lesson at school, where I fell asleep on my hand that had a splint for a fractured finger. The angle was prefect for a nap, but I really don’t think my teacher was very happy with me…. (I do have a tendency to nap at speeches and lectures, so I keep some kind of drink with me to keep me awake)

  261. Melody says:

    I love funky, sassy shadow names. Pretty much anything named by NARS, UD, theBalm, Too Faced etc. I don’t know if there’s a shadow named Perfection but there should be ๐Ÿ˜‰

  262. Reena says:

    My fiancรฉ gave me a foot massage last night, and it was heaven!

  263. Jackie Cummings says:

    I have never had a good foot massage.

  264. Maddie says:

    I lost an earring the other day so I’m going shopping today to try to find a replacement.

  265. India says:

    I love petsitting! Have fun!
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  266. Pearl says:

    My favorite part of makeup would be the application and layering, I think. I used to just get my colors and would apply one at a time in a sequential order and I always ended up over-applying. I was still doing application techniques from when I was in my 20’s! After a few makeovers and proper counsel on age appropriate application (don’t laugh), I really enjoy the process of putting makeup on because now I end up with the desired result. For me it’s all about layering and building color. It’s more like playing, now – a little dab here, then build a little color there, then dust some powder over here, etc. On workdays I make sure I wake up early so that I can be relaxed and enjoy my playtime and don’t leave the house looking like a clown because I had to rush and slap on everything.

  267. Antoinette Liwag says:

    Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting? Reading your blog posts during work is the reason I DON’T accidentally fall asleep haha.

  268. Tricia says:

    My husband gave me a pretty good foot massage a couple of weeks ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

  269. Cathy B says:

    Study Study Study is what my weekend is! but dreaming about makeup lol.

  270. IRockFaces says:

    Eyeshadow is my favorite part of any makeup look. Loose or pressed it doesn’t really matter. Lips are a close second.

  271. Casey says:

    I always struggle with not falling asleep at conferences or all-day training sessions, no matter how interesting they may be!

  272. Nikita says:

    Have you ever fallen asleep in a lecture or meeting?

    Absolutely. I was sick with a cold and had taken Benadryl…one of my coworkers had to poke me awake!

  273. Ipsita Nayak says:

    Hey, Karen. I’m in the process of conceptualizing my very own lifestyle blog/website, and although you gave some great things to comment about, this was what I commented about because this is the only thing that runs in my mind these days. Haha.

    So anyway, I’ve been following all the great bloggers, reading and trying to learn about blogging and Youtubing, and I hope that I can one day make something truly kickass, just like your blog!

    Lots of love and good wishes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  274. Elen says:

    Doing my brows and eyeliner probably create the biggest impact for me. There is really something about framing the eyes….

  275. saraniya says:

    My favourite part of doing my makeup would be choosing blushes and lipstick

  276. Polina says:

    Hi Karen! I really enjoy doing my makeup but my fav part is eyeshadow!

  277. Huong says:

    My favorite part about doing makeup would have to be the eyeliner, it’s never the same when I do (which means I need practice) but I love it when different shapes come about. Second favorite park about doing make up would definitely be the lipstick. It’s so fun experimenting and mixing colors!

  278. Sara says:

    I’ve gotten thisclose to falling asleep during class once. Otherwise, I’ve never actually fallen asleep!

  279. Katrina says:

    I gave myself a very nice foot massage last week after I did my at-home pedi.

  280. Ashleigh says:

    I’ve always loved the name of the Tom Ford She Wolf palette. I thought it would be a good name for an eyeshadow single too.

  281. Alex Rhodes says:

    There was a period of time in college when I was SO tired. I literally could not stay awake if I sat down for longer than 20-30 minutes. I have no idea what that period was or why I had it. Eventually it passed and I can stay awake when needed. Except after a large meal then having a really boring lecture =]

  282. Jess says:

    I love to meditate once a week or when I’m feeling stressed.

  283. Gail says:

    Just woke up from a nap with my cat – my husband thinks I am nuts

  284. Monica says:

    One of my favorite parts of doing my makeup would have to be when its all done! It feels great to get dolled up ๐Ÿ™‚

  285. Esther says:

    I use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tone Correcting Face Oil every night to even out my face skin tone.

  286. Byanka Johnson says:

    If I could name an eyeshadow I would call it Reever, I have better skin when I eat vegetarian foods ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. Wayne says:

    Summer colds suck!

  288. Katherine says:

    Last time I had a good foot massage….that’s a good one! It has been way too long! The boyfriend gives so-so foot massages, might be time to treat myself. Love the blog by the way, I love to see the new products you feature and loooove Tabs!!

  289. Kamila says:

    The one and only time I took nighttime Tylenol Cold during the day I fell asleep in a class. Woke up with my prof shaking me awake and 140 people laughing at me. Good times ๐Ÿ™‚

  290. Jessica G. says:

    The best thing about putting on makeup is the therapeutic trans I go into. I go in feeling one way and then come out feeling great! Makeup=love

  291. AmyBS says:

    I had a nap yesterday and today with my dog – love my weekend naps! Never fallen asleep at work – though I’ve wanted to

  292. Kate K says:

    I have nodded off in meetings before, but the one time I was called out for it I was awake and suffering from a migraine. Thanks for the giveaway!

  293. Efrain says:

    To put on blush because I smile when I’ve just applied it.

  294. Mikey says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is kind of a tie between brows and lips. They both transform my face so much.

  295. Daisy says:

    My face definitely break out with even just a drop of hot sauce, sad, spicy food was my fav food in the whole world

  296. Erika says:

    Last foot massage: today! Got a pedi with my mom after my long run this morning. Felt great!

  297. Susan C. says:

    I used to have continual breakouts on my chin and near my mouth. It would get so bad I wouldn’t wear lipstick because I didn’t want to draw any more attention to that area of my face. Finally figured out the culprit was caffeine. I was a major coffee addict and cut out all coffee and caffeinated drinks. Haven’t had the problem since, but now if I’m groggy there’s no cure but a nap!

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is applying powder blush. Not only does it perk up my pallid complexion, but a soft brush feels like little kitty kisses on my cheeks.:-D

  298. Karen, I love reading your blog. You never cease to make me smile. I’m currently enjoying a glass of wine and catching up on your blog with watching Despicable Me with my kids. Keep writing hilarious and informative posts!

  299. Quimerula says:

    Blush! I am very pale and it really helps my overall look.

  300. em says:

    I’d never had a foot massage, I can’t let anyone touch my feet. Not even hubby

  301. Just got a jar of coconut oil and I’m looking for some DIY beauty uses. Any ideas?

  302. Rachel says:

    Ugh, my skin goes crazy whenever I drink soda/coffee and when I eat a lot of dairy. I’m not sure what the deal is, but I notice if I keep those things in check, my skin seems to look a lot better!!

  303. katherine clark says:

    ive fallen asleep in most of my classes once or twice

  304. maria says:

    I’ve never had a real foot massage. Would love one though

  305. Emily says:

    I fell asleep in class during high school a few times.

  306. Carolyn N. says:

    I’ve had plenty of days where it felt impossible to stay awake and focused in lectures!

  307. Kiki says:

    My favourite part is doing the eyebrow i guess…

  308. Ashley w. says:

    I don’t notice skin changes after eating certain foods, but I do notice that if I’m using my bath towel to dry my face post shower I’m more prone to breakouts. I started using a separate hand-towel just to dry my face. Its great- fewer breakouts! I read somewhere that residue from your bath products can clog your pores if youre you’re the same towel for everything-I’m definitely a believer now! Love your blog!

  309. Holly says:

    I think I may have some degree of narcolepsy with how many times I’ve fallen asleep during classes, meetings, lectures, even movies! I think I could fall asleep propped up against a wall.

  310. Sandy says:

    It’s been MONTHS since I had a foot massage!

  311. Dana says:

    I’ve tried to meditate many times & it never works out for me ๐Ÿ™

  312. brenda disimone says:

    the last time i had a good foot massage was around december 2014 when my mom and i went to a nail salon (it was her 1st trip) !

  313. Regina M says:

    I think my favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeshadow because it can be as simple or complex as you want and its like doing artwork on my face and sometimes if I’m just messing with my makeup at home, I’ll even do two different looks so long as I don’t have to go out haha

  314. Noirojos says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is reaching the end and seeing how it all comes together to form something beautiful <3

  315. Kayla W says:

    One of my favorite parts of doing makeup is taking it off! Before I started wearing makeup regularly I didn’t take great care of my skin. I’ve always been fortunate enough to have pretty clear skin but it was dry and I didn’t wear sunscreen. Since I started experimenting and expanding my collection of makeup I have made washing my face every night before bed part of my routine where it wasn’t before. I love playing with makeup but there is nothing like the satisfaction of a cleansed and moisturized mug before I crawl into bed!

  316. Andrea says:

    My favorite part about doing my makeup is my eyebrows! Honestly they make any makeup look instantly polished and help balance out my features.

  317. Lisa C says:

    Is there such a thing as taking too many vacations? We just got back a month ago and I’m ready for another one lol

  318. BB says:

    Those MAC eyeshadows in this post look beautiful! Are they from an actual collection?

  319. Shelby says:

    I’ve never had a foot massage – or a pedicure, for that matter! I’m really weird about people touching my feet, so those things have never appealed to me.

  320. Valerie C. says:

    I found a free app for my phone with a 7 minute Take A Break feature that is sooo relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚

  321. Jennifer says:

    A good name for a great eye shadow…

    Easy on the eyes

  322. Lisa says:

    I think a good eyeshadow name would be Karma!

  323. Aarti says:

    My favorite part of my makeup routine is putting on mascara. I’m always amazed by how that one simple step makes me look so much more awake and that it makes feel confident and put together ๐Ÿ™‚

  324. Kelly says:

    My skin is pretty great if I avoid dairy.
    I had a good foot massage a year ago when I had my last pedicure ๐Ÿ™
    Sometimes I meditate before going to bed.
    Shooting Star Silver Eyeshadow!
    I’ve nodded off a couple of times in an early morning class.
    My favorite part of doing makeup is when I’m done!

  325. Elena says:

    I went to my parents and a random cat we had never seen before showed up and acted like he owned the place. He ate my cat Mario’s food on our back deck and was lounging in his spot on the chair outside. LOL.

    I had a name picked out for this cat and everything. But I think he was just visiting and my mom hasn’t seen him since. lol.

  326. Lynn says:

    Please post more YouTube videos. Your videos are refreshing and helpful.

  327. Eva Lu says:

    My favorite part about doing makeup is how therapeutic is it… Some days I put on a full face even if I’m not going out because going through the motions of putting on makeup really keeps me grounded.

  328. Jen says:

    I meditated the other day and I remembered how much I love doing it. I need to do this more often.

  329. Tashia T says:

    I don’t really like people touching my feet because I am super ticklish but i can sometimes talk my husband into giving me a foot massage

  330. Bea says:

    I’m on my feet at work so hubs just massaged me. He usually does Every night.

  331. Celia says:

    Hi Karen! I don’t meditate, but I need to, because grad school is making me grind my teeth into oblivion. My mom has actually gotten me a book on meditation, and reminds me whenever I am stressed (which is always) that I need to read it (which, until I do, actually causes more stress). I will meditate… I will…. It’s a good thing putting on makeup is therapeutic for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  332. Radhika says:

    I usually brake out when I eat food late in the night so I usually try to have it before 9 o’clock atleast.
    plz do post some pics of the fur babies will love to see them…

  333. Ali Celestino says:

    My skin breakouts happen occasionally when I eat chocolate.

  334. Sienna says:

    i love deciding which lipstick to wear.

  335. Selma says:

    My skin gets terrible every time I eat dairy :/ and I love yogurt!

  336. Nathalia says:

    I fell asleep through my entire course of Microeconomics (not even kidding!). And hey, I got a A- , which maybe means I’m a better learner while asleep than awake? lol

    Best part of makeup: deciding the lipstick!!!

  337. Kat says:

    Meditating upon this giveaway.

  338. Nicole Habermehl says:

    The last time I had a good foot massage was the other night- I put my foot on my husband’s lap just to stretch out, and he decided to rub it all on his own! It was nice.

  339. Vanna says:

    My favourite part of doing my makeup is foundation!!! I love evening out my skintone so much and how I look after it ๐Ÿ™‚

  340. Sugarka Soha says:

    I love the eye part of my makeup routine the best. Thats where you can get real creative.

  341. Candice says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup would be my brows. I was a victim of the early 2000’s and over plucked my brows BIG time! They have struggled to grow back since, now as we all know brows can make or break a look. To me they are the most important feature when starting a look they add shape and dimension to your face, they can say a lot without having to say anything lol.

  342. Astrild says:

    Butter makes me break out like crazy.

  343. Deepti says:

    Thanks for having a giveaway Karen!! Keep posting, I live for your content, especially since I think we might be around the same complexion haha. I had sushi for lunch, and I was thinking that maybe Tabs would have liked a bite =P

  344. Molly says:

    I generally eat pretty healthy, so if I eat greasy foods for a few days, I can almost guarantee a breakout! My favorite part about doing makeup is experimenting and seeing the end result. My makeup is almost never the same two days in a row. Happy Monday!

  345. INCI says:

    I once fell asleep in a conference while I was sitting just in front of the lecturer.

  346. Ruchita says:

    Happy Monday! There were a few times in college where I fell asleep during afternoon classes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  347. Coline T. says:

    I have meditated a few times during my school exams ๐Ÿ™‚

  348. Sonya says:

    I love names of makeup products inspired by powerful women. I find makeup to be empowering and confidence boosting, and having names of makeup products (eyeshadows, lipsticks, etc) that reflect that would be really cool!

  349. Nika says:

    Falling asleep during lectures is my forte!

  350. Julie Florence says:

    My favorite part about doing my makeup is definitely using Rollerlash for my mascara! I think mascara pulls the whole look together

  351. angie says:

    my skin look so worse usually after I consume chocolate, egg, and full cream milk. It usually in a tip top condition when I dilligently eat tomato

  352. Ann says:

    I have fallen asleep in class lecture. It was a 6 to 9pm class and was really tired.

  353. Sharlene says:

    I like doing my brows!

  354. Chelsea says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is applying it- it’s really soothing!

  355. simone gamboa says:

    I have never had a real foot massage.
    I did go on a first date with a guy last weekend and he tried to get me to let him rub my feet- I was thoroughly creeped out- don’t plan on ever going out with him again..

  356. Trude says:

    Hope you had a good weekend despite the weather! I am all too familiar with that frustration when you can’t post the adorableness. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a great foot massage during my pedicure Saturday!
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  357. Jillian says:

    I have to say, I absolutely love getting new products and just playing around with it for the whole day. It just feels like Christmas! I also love reading up on other’s opinions just so it feels like I really have the feel for the product. And I absolutely love trying different produce for different things like I’ve been loving using my Stila bronzer as a crease eyeshadow!

  358. Anna says:

    My favorite part of my MU routine is adding blush. I hate looking pale, and the right blush gives me an easy pop of color.

  359. Princess says:

    My favorite part about doing my makeup is the eyes, but I also love adding the lipstick at the very end to pull together the entire look!

  360. Sherry says:

    One of my favorite parts of doing makeup is choosing what combination of eyeshadows I should wear. I love to see what the finish look is.

  361. Vanessa says:

    How about an eyeshadow called levitate? Or magic spell?
    Or power?

    I’m feeling magical today ๐Ÿ˜‰

  362. Anne van Bergen says:

    Yeahh Dutch kitties love MAC too! Bummer: MAC is quote expensive in The Netherlands -.-
    Let me translateur: Nederlandse kittens houden ook van MAC, alleen is het zo duur in Nederland!!

    Nog try to say mt translation in Dutch catlady, I het you’ll laugh!

  363. Caroline Belle says:

    Fav part about doing my makeup is how a different look can put me in such a different mood.

    In other news…Just got my most recent mac haul from the $10 off $50 purchase promo and i’m LOVING my new sable eye shadow. I can’t believe I’ve never used it before!

  364. Anne-Marie says:

    I love doing bronzer and cheeks, they make me look alive again.

  365. Lauren says:

    I fell asleep in high school one time, my teacher woke me up in front of the whole class, it was epic ally embarrassing.

  366. Bee says:

    It’s my birthday this month and we spent so much on stupid guests who messed my house that now I feel guilty to go shopping :((

    btw- Whatโ€™s one of your favorite parts of doing your makeup? : these days it’s mixing my fav foundation with a highlighter liquid and patting it on m y skin with a beauty blender…. I feel so pampered when I do that ๐Ÿ˜€
    Bee recently posted … NARS Audacious Lipstick Marisa Review, Photos, Swatches!!!

  367. Andrea Darst says:

    I had an amazing Sunday – we went to bingo and won $1,000 and then got to see Martina McBride at Summerfest – she was incredible!

  368. Katharine says:

    When was the last time you had a good foot massage?

    A month ago, I came home limping from a bridal shower and my mom did me a solid by aggressively massaging my swollen ankle. Living with your parents – not all bad.

  369. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I’m not sure I’ve actually fallen asleep, but I’ve come soooooo close when I was in law school. Classes could be a little dull.

  370. Tyneisha says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is getting to play and experiment with different color combinations!

  371. Lynda says:

    i think i eat pretty healthy but my skin still sucks! what’s wrong with me?!

  372. Pamela Haddad says:

    I actually fell asleep once in a meeting and it was really warm and I was fanning myself. The next thing I know someone slapped me on the cheek ~ it was me. I fell asleep and as my head nodded down, I slapped myself with my fan. Scared me to death! But I woke up for the rest of the meeting.

  373. Winnie Lee says:

    Love Mac’s Persistence on you. I will have to check it out for myself. Have you tried relentlessly red?

  374. Sara P. says:

    I could certianly go for a foot massage right about now ๐Ÿ™‚

  375. Savannah says:

    I am totally planning on getting up an extra fifteen minutes earlier to swing through Dunkin Donuts for coffee in the AM.

  376. Chelsea says:

    I love doing my skincare! That’s the best part of the beauty routine!

  377. Anne says:

    I have dark hair and very, very pale skin. I love putting on blush and lipstick – without them, I feel like a faceless ghost under a mop of dark hair!

  378. indayluvs says:

    I’ve been very sad this week, struggling with how cruel people can be without even thinking about it and feeling utterly alone. At least reading or thinking about happier things, like makeup and fuzzy pets, helps. Thanks for the giveaway as always Karen! You’re awesome!

  379. Mallory says:

    My skin looks way better after drinking more water and eating more fruits & veggies, but it has been so out of whack lately! I’ve never had acne until like, a month ago. It’s so frustrating!!! I need to up my water intake, apparently.

  380. Irene says:

    My favorite part of doing my makeup is probably my brows. It’s frustrating at times, but #BrowsOnFleek! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  381. Maria R says:

    Hope you had a great weekend! I’ve fallen asleep in a few lectures actually. . It was always morning classes too.

  382. KK says:

    I love this blog!!

  383. Brittany says:

    I tend to notice I’ll break out after I indulge in a lot of greasy food (I’m looking at you bacon cheeseburgers!). I noticed getting rid of dairy has helped, although for me it was mandatory because I found out I’m lactose intolerant! Eliminating coffee has helped my skin too, but it was so hard to quit! I miss my iced coffee.

  384. Heidi says:

    I do meditate. I like the stop breathe and think app.

  385. Kimberly says:

    If I eat too much processed or sugary foods, my face tends to break out.

  386. Jennifer M-K says:

    When was the last time you had a good foot massage?
    Ohhh man it’s been WAAAY too long! I’m on my feet all day at work for up to 14 hours at a time and my feet could definitely use a little tlc! I tend to do my own nails so last time I got a professional pedicure would’ve been my last foot massage…so that was a good 10 months ago for a wedding. I think I can say I’m safely overdue for some pampering lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  387. ElzaElza says:

    I meditate when I can’t sleep.

  388. Christine says:

    I pray to the Lord that is my meditation!

  389. Sylvia Moore says:

    With 7 kiddos home during the summer, I find it hard to put on make-up, but when I do I feel like I can do anything!!

  390. Diane says:

    Just curious if you have ever grown catnip. My cats love it! I once left the plant in a reachable location and later found it knocked down…and they were rolling it!

  391. Sara Weatherman says:

    Happy 5th!
    Just to comment maybe different but a homeless man a mile down the road from me gave me his very loved yorkie to love and take care of as long as he could visit once in awhile. Then about 2 hours later he asked me if I would wash his nice shirt and jeans and take him to church. Every Sunday I pick him up on the way and he has many things he fights inside addiction is one of them but he was raised in the church and wants to go back. All started out with a little bitty fur baby. Today my friend was missing and while he has his own choices I do hope for the praying folks and just you lovely people on here to think of a man named Norman it would be wonderful thing. Good vibes or whatever you believe. This old country neighborhood would appreciate it.
    Thank you in advance and take care. Your beautiful inside first and the outside flows. Hug to everyone
    Thank u!

  392. Laura says:

    Yay!!!! Super psyched and so appreciative. Karen- you got my response, right?

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