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

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This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been contacted (CONGRATULATIONS, ANNA!!!), but check back next Saturday for another giveaway.


Good morning, glory! Happy Caturday to ya. πŸ™‚


Do you know where your kitty nephew is?

No, I’m serious, do you know where he is? Because I haven’t seen him in a while, which means he’s probably somewhere up to no good…

How’s it going this morning? Did you do anything fun last night? We just stayed in, had grilled cheese sammies and watched Fear (the SCARY one from the 1996 with Marky Mark and Reese Witherspoon).

Dang, that is a SCARY movie! I hadn’t seen in it years, and I totally forgot about M. Wahlberg’s scary psycho whisper voice…

In other news, this weekend, I don’t know what we’re up to yet. I’d like to start by getting a Meyer lemon croissant and a warm beverage for breakfast. Then I’ll consider my options. πŸ™‚

I hope whatever you’re doing involves fun. Talk to you soon, my friend. Good luck in the giveaway.


  • 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:
    • What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year?
    • Who makes the best bronzers?
    • Your favorite (non-makeup) artist?
    • What was the name of your elementary school?
    • Have you ever helped with a harvest? What was the crop?
    • Can you do any impressions?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Jean Christy says:

    This summer had some great releases for foundation! 2 of my now favor foundations are Too Faced Born this and Mac waterproof long wear!

  2. Lulu says:

    I love that you do these giveaways, it would be so awesome to win one! Thanks!

  3. Colleen Boudreau says:

    The name of my elementary school was named Alumni, it was knocked down a few years ago.

  4. Nicole says:

    My makeup cravings this year have been all about foundations and bronzers!!! I’m currently obsessed with tarte and It Cosmetics!

  5. Lily Kelley says:

    my elementary school was St Joseph in Miami.
    I use Mac Sunbasque blush as bronzer.

  6. Good morning! I’m not sure where the cat is but I love calling Mark Wahlberg “Marky Mark”. Sometimes I add in “and The Funky Bunch” but it just depends on the situation. Also, MAC is one of my favorite makeup brands! I really want to try the Fix+ that’s coconut scented (yummy)! Well, thanks for your time! I’m pumped!

  7. marla singer says:

    hi karen,
    i love lipsticks. over the last year i bought more as i am willing to admitt and i really love the matt trend lately.
    have a nice weekend!

  8. Samantha says:

    I love reading this blog and look forward to all of your posts. Also it would be cool to win a MAC gift certificate. I need more than two MAC lipsticks.

  9. Nikki Santos says:

    That movie Fear is totally crazy! So scary – I hate the part with the dog. πŸ™ Anyway, last night I stayed up watching Entourage while browsing Zara’s current sale items. Then I woke up early and ended up purchasing a few items! This time last year – I was obsessed with Urban Decay’s Cream To Powder Foundation. They discontinued them for a while, but I’m so glad they’re back! So great for summer as it gives me a really warm, bronze look.

  10. Agata says:

    That croissant sounds delicious! Have a great weekend, Karen!

  11. Janey says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year were my NARS lip pencils. They remind me of big crayons and fit the fun casual mood of summer — plus the colors are fabulous!

  12. Camryn says:

    Last summer I was all about my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and my Benefit Rockateur blush – something about those two smells together, cocoa powder and rose, made sitting inside away from the summer heat better! Of course, so did my X-Files marathons too.

  13. Angela says:

    My favorite breakfast is some aged cheese, honey, and almonds!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Would love to win! Thanks!

  15. Meredith says:

    Your breakfast sounds heavenly! A croissant gets any Saturday off to the right start πŸ™‚

  16. Olivia K says:

    This time last year I think my fave, or new fave, was the Kat Von D liquid liner, still a favorite!

  17. Patty says:

    first time here. I started using makeup again after a very long break. Went with Clinique, but I’ve heard great things about other lines and hoping to learn more here.

  18. susan says:

    I love the Lorac bronzer!

  19. Marilyn says:

    I don’t do bronzer well. I usually end up looking dirty. But I love Too Faced chocolate bronzer. It works for me & it smells like chocolate!

  20. Lisa Brown says:

    My elementary school name: Marjory H. Tobias

  21. Ana says:

    Funny story, this time last year I wasn’t into makeup at all. I actually only started about six months ago, when I looked at myself and thought: sometimes I’m really pretty, but why don’t I look like that all the time? And then I found out that I could look like that all the time, if I put a little work into it. So I did.

  22. Tiffany says:

    The only bronzer I own at this point is the Chocolate Soleil by Toofaced.. I love smelling it though!!

  23. GenesisCal says:

    Hmmm sounds like a yummy breakfast! Happy Caturday

  24. Meghan says:

    My favourite bronzers are by Charlotte Tilbury and the Balm! But I also recently bought a Guerlain one after I hearing -so- many good things! Seems to have cult status.

  25. Alicja says:

    I would like to say that I love your blog, your reviews and your photos. You are doing excellent job and just never stop doing this.
    I’m not entering giveaways anymore because I’ve never won anything,so I think I just have a bad luck πŸ™ but this time I will enter, that would be amazing to win, especially because it is a Gift Card for MAC. I love MAC, but unfotunately past weeks were not kind to me, so I couldn’t afford to buy anything from them.

  26. Rae Lynn Nelson says:

    Ok, so I need serious help. I am a pale skinned person. Transparent skin with blue veins coming through from several layers under. How on earth do I contour? Most contour kids are designed for medium toned people. Help!

  27. Nicole says:

    My favorite item around this time last year was the hourglass ambient lighting pallet, I finally hit pan on the dim light shade, I was so obsessed with it lol, in fact it made me want to buy the blush pallet so bad but when it came out I was home on leave of absence from work injury and had no spare cash!! By the time I went back to work it was sold out on line so I went to every sephora in town until I found one haha, sadly tho the blush pallet was an overhyped item and just sits in one of my many makeup drawers untouched (: have a great weekend xxoo

  28. BlackAsphodel says:

    Can you do any impressions? Nope.

  29. Melissa says:

    Last summer it was all about Margin from MAC

  30. Hannah says:

    My absolute favorite bronzer is Chocolate Soleil by Too Faced. Love the way it smells!

  31. Lindsey says:

    I went blueberry picking this morning and I’m going to make some blueberry crunch muffins!

  32. Tiffany says:

    I’ve been told I can do a spot-on Laura Prepon accent. A useless talent?

  33. Hilary says:

    This time last year I wasn’t that interested in makeup but since then I am! Right now I’m really into lipsticks and the UD Naked 2 palette.

  34. Sarah W says:

    My favorite breakfast is probably Magnolia Pancake Haus down the street!

  35. Lisa says:

    I love Too Faced bronzers!

  36. Kellyn says:

    I honestly don’t remember what makeup I loved last year. I feel like it must have been the same stuff I’m using now! I will say that last year I was into wearing foundation, while now I really don’t wear it that often.

  37. Tricia Hope says:

    I LOVE Mac Mascara False Lashes.The best applying and longest lasting I have ever used!

  38. Cindy says:

    My elementary school was P.S. 276 in Canarsie, Brooklyn, the Louis Marshall School . . .

  39. Nicole says:

    My elementary school was called Sunset Elementary.

  40. debbie says:

    I’ve helped with a harvest many times since I grew up on a farm. A lot of hay, corn, grains and other stuff. I was the only girl on the farm and tried to prove I was as tough and strong ads the men folk. Over doing it is not advisable lol Have a lovely week from wet, wild, windy and rainy in new zealand since it is winter πŸ™‚

  41. Andrea Darst says:

    I remember seeing “Fear” in the theater and I saw it again a few weeks ago! Mark Wahlburg played such a good psycho!!!

  42. Alona Y says:

    I actually haven’t seen Fear! I bet the actors all look like little kids (: Thanks for the chance in this awesome giveaway!

  43. I’ve never helped with a harvest but my fiance has – he was a kid back then – and he STILL tells the story, lol πŸ™‚ He was harvesting corn with his family and well, let’s just say his mom was acting like a total slave driver, lol.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … How to conceal, cover and color correct your way to flawlessness

  44. Karla says:

    MAC Matte lippies were my favorites this year! πŸ™‚

  45. Dominique says:

    My favorite bronzer right now is rimmel sun bronze I tried it after reading your post about it and it’s amazing.

  46. Michelle Castagne says:

    I have a Cargo bronzer that I’ve used for a couple years that works good for me. It’s not shimmery and doesn’t look muddy on my skin.

  47. Ashley says:

    My favorite bronzer is by Buxom!

  48. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen my favorite non- makeup artist is Renoir. I just love the French Impressionist period-a lot of light filled landscapes full of color & often times showing people enjoying simple pleasures like picnics or dancing.

  49. brenda disimone says:

    i love bath & body works body scrubs !

  50. Michelle says:

    The elementary school I went to was Jefferson Elementary in Waikiki, Hawaii.

  51. Candace says:

    Being a brown skin girl makes the bronzer search pretty tough, since most of them tend to look more like highlighters on me, lol. The only one I’ve ever tried that worked well is Covergirl Queen Collection bronzer, and it’s rare that I love a drugstore product so much. But the darkest shade is perfect for me and it just blends so well. It’s my HG!

  52. Kwmechelle says:

    MAC Matte lippies, specifically Whirl. I’m still learning how to wear it best. Oh & WnW Bare It All. What can I say, it’s been a nude couple of days

  53. annalisa says:

    my favorite makeup this past year has been colour pop! and I think too faced makes the best bronzers!

  54. Miki says:

    I love Hoola, but my current favorite bronzer is actually a discontinued NYX blush. I’ll be so sad when I hit pan…
    Miki recently posted … Most Repurchased Skincare Products

  55. Anna says:

    What fun questions!
    1) What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year? Ahhh! So hard to remember…
    2) Who makes the best bronzers? Funny you should ask, I JUST ‘shopped my stash’ and rediscovered Milani’s Fake Tan bronzer, and literally was gasping and ‘ooooooo’ing while putting it on! That stuff is Goood!
    3) Your favorite (non-makeup) artist? Many, but I’ll go with Mucha for now. Or anyone from the 1800’s.
    4) What was the name of your elementary school? Cynthia Mann
    6) Can you do any impressions? Very occasionally. If I’ve had some alcohol…
    You are darling! Thanks for your blog!! <3
    Anna recently posted … Chia Juice Recipe

  56. Susan T. says:

    Bronzers are really tough for me since I’m so pale! I’ve only found a few that don’t make me look like I have a dirty face. πŸ™ Guerlain, Korres and Physicians Formula are the best!

  57. Helen says:

    My elementary school was called Sunshine Academy πŸ™‚

  58. Emily says:

    I like the subtlety of Bobbi Brown’s brick bronzers!

  59. Berry says:

    I can do a spot-on impression of Kermit the Frog. Voice only, I don’t look good in green.

  60. nicolthepickle says:

    I helped make hay once? Does that count as a harvest?

  61. nicolthepickle says:

    I helped make hay once. Does that count as a harvest?

  62. Ana says:

    Ooh! All kind of pastries for breakfast are totally fine by me!
    My favorite brobzer of the moment is too faced milk chocolate soleil. I’m a nc25 and it is very subtle on me…just the way I like my bronzers!

  63. Amy says:

    Northside Elementary!

  64. That croissant sounds delicious. And The Body Shop make the best bronzer, at least for my skin type.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … In my belly and on my nails – Watermelon, partly by Essie

  65. Charisma says:

    I love Nars Laguna and Too Faced dark chocolate bronzers

  66. Anastasia T. says:

    I love the Charlotte Tilbury bronzer!

  67. Heather G says:

    This time last year I think one of the favorite products I was discovering was MAC’s Strobe Cream.

  68. Icequeen81 says:

    I have tried 2 bronzers so far so I don’t know, As long is Cruelty free I am placed, But if is vegan and Organic much better

    My elementary school

    San Jose de la Sierra

  69. Renu says:

    I was experimenting with different kohl liners, this time last year. This year, am using more brown eye looks.

  70. Grace Gonzales says:

    This time last year I was obsessed with he Lorac Pro palettes

  71. Alexis says:

    My elementary school was New Berlin Elementary. I went to the same school district until I graduated from New Berlin High School. I was a Pretzel! Yes, our mascot was, and still is the Pretzels!

    My favorite piece of makeup that I bought the beginning of last year is the Dior Rosy Glow Blush. It still is my family piece of makeup. It smells lovely like roses and I love how it adjusts to the perfect pink for me. The packaging is so chic and beautiful. It is silver on top and clear on the bottom and comes in a velvety flocked black sleeve. The brush is super soft and has a shiny silver handle. It is well worth the $44 I spent on it.

    • Alexis says:

      I also meant to mention that I dated a guy that had a family farm. I helped harvest corn that year and got to ride in and drive a combine! It was so much fun! It is hard work though and I have so much respect for farmers.

      And I can’t do any impressions, but my sister in law does one of me that is so spot on my whole family laughs about it. It is actually gross, but it’s so funny! I had the flu so bad many years ago that I was heaving every 5-10 minutes. I woke my parents, my brother, and her up. So the rest of the night every time I would heave, she would mimic me and have all of us laughing,including me. Even though I was so sick, the humor in it made me feel better.

      Karen,thank you so much for giving us these amazing giveaways. You are so very kind and sweet! I adore your blog so much. I love how you include humor and your handsome Tabs the Cat. Your swatches are always amazing!
      Happy Caturday!

  72. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just love reading your blogs! Your writing is so good – like reading your favorite book – but besides that, I love how you talk to us (your fans) as if we were your family or friends… it really puts a smile on my face! πŸ™‚ Thank you!!

  73. Lauren says:

    Omg what colors are the lippies in your top photo? I need them all!!

    I was, and still am obsessed w MAC studio fix, and cover girl “ink it” black eye liner.

  74. Daria says:

    I can’t do any impressions:(

  75. gabi says:

    Guerlain bronzers are makeup classics but I think I like Chanel bronzers slightly better.

  76. Maria says:

    I’m like a “Mac daddy” for my MAC cosmetics!

  77. deborah penney says:

    The name of my elementary school was Grant. I say was because it is no longer there. So, that tells you how old i am….old. lol

  78. Maggie says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year was a lipstick: Bite Beauty Cin Cin. An orange-coral. I stayed away from orange lippies before bc I didn’t want to draw attention to my not-so-white teeth but I caved when I saw that it matched the shade of flowers my best friend was having in her wedding. She loved that I wore it during the wedding!

  79. Varsi says:

    Oh I remember the *Fear* and loved that movie!

  80. sheila ressel says:

    I am in love with Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. It really makes my eyes pop!

  81. Pearl says:

    What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year?

    MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadows, blushes – the Alluring Aquatic Collection.

  82. Christiana M says:

    I love the Rimmel bronzer just as much as I love my Benefit Hoola ….

  83. Mary W says:

    Impressions – no. Not any. Ever. You really don’t want me to even try. Jokes either. Love to hear them. Lousy at telling them.

  84. AC says:

    I used to help harvest durian, lanzones and cocoa (to make chocolate) from our farm. I miss those days! Happy weekend! ☺️

  85. Jennifer says:

    I went to 4 different elementary schools. The last one was Harmony School. Gotta say I don’t remember the names of all of the others. Maybe because I graduated from High School 41 years ago.

  86. Aeris says:

    My elementary school was called “Princesse de LiΓ¨ge”… Yeah, living in Europe means it’s totally normal to have a school called after a Princess! πŸ˜‰

  87. Tiffanie says:

    Guerlain makes the best bronzers! I love the 4-seasons one.

  88. Laura says:

    I would love to win, it’s my birthday tomorrow!

  89. Marlena says:

    I haven’t helped harvest before, but I plan on participating in a work exchange program at a farm this year.

  90. Kecia S. says:

    I do a rather awesome impression of Cartman singing “Kyle’s Mom’s a B****”. LOL!

  91. Makyla says:

    Hmm, I think this time last year I was obsessed with some fun Maybelline color tattoo shades that were discontinued from Walgreens that my mom so kindly picked up for me! And I’m currently so obsessed with everything bronzer! Hoping to make an ulta stop at some point for my birthday this week to scout out the NYX contour palette and, of course, pick up the birthday gift. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Karen!

  92. Lynda says:

    i love the chanel red lipstick

  93. I’m horrible at impressions, but my girls seem to enjoy my dramatizations of my reactions to things they’ve done to drive me crazy. lol. Last night, I also took my daugthers to the beach to look at the fire works and then we bought $15 of Gummie Bears from I’Sugar. I didn’t know Gummie Bears came in so many delicious flavors.

  94. BJW says:

    My elementary school was Cutler Elementary School. I’m sure many embarrassing moments were harvested there.

  95. Kat says:

    Hi! I’m new and going into cosmetology school this monday and i’m so nervous. I’ve been starting to slowly buy more and more makeup items this year. I literally can’t wait to start school and become licensed in makeup, hair and nails. So far this year, I’ve brought the IT Cosmetics gel eyeliner and I am in LOVE with it. I’ve also brought 2 new liquid to matte lipsticks one from Limecrime and the other from L.A. Girl Cosmetics. Both are a red shade (redblue) and I LOVE them so much. Those three items were my first big brand and I love them with all my heart. I’m seriously glad I was able to buy them.

  96. Andrea Amy says:

    The name of my elementary school was Midnapore Elementary

  97. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    Pick me! πŸ˜€

  98. Andrea A says:

    I dont own a bronzer and Id love to try one, im very pale and I guess is very difficult to look natural and bronzed at the same time

  99. Denay says:

    I have picked the following crops: blueberries, strawberries, apples, green beans, pumpkins and peaches.

  100. Chelsea Amanda says:

    I just watched that about a week ago for the first time, I thought it was a really good movie. I love Chiara Bautista. I love the bird and mermaid series best. But the ones with the wolf and girl are also really lovely. I recommend anyone reading this to check her out!! (:

  101. Gail says:

    Love the Chanel bronzer from a few years ago with all the stripes – don’t remember the name – probably something like Soleil de Tan – LOL

  102. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I love the movie Fear! Reese Witherspoon & Mark Wahlberg are so steamy together in it!!
    And I’m not ashamed to admit to that I can do ZERO impressions (haha)!

  103. Becca says:

    Happy Saturday. Watching SATC reruns for like the 20th week in a row!

  104. JESSICA C says:

    Thank you for sharing. I love nail polish and lipstick the most. but I was in a car accident and have to were cover up on my nose because of a scar. so I would use it for that.

  105. Maria Malaveci says:

    The name of my Elementary School was Pittsfield. I pass it all the time when I go to my parents β™₯


  106. Quimerula says:

    I helped once with s corn crop.

  107. Adrianne B says:

    I do a pretty good Tim Gunn impression…”Carry on!”

  108. MollyM says:

    Would love this to buy wedding makeup! πŸ™‚

  109. Lynn T. says:

    This time last year i was really into Clinique Chubby Sticks and Tarte Lip Surgence. I still have them but I don’t really use them at all anymore. I guess i’m too lazy to put them on. or i’m bored of the colors

  110. Mia says:

    My band will be called Juicy Juice Hypotenuse.

  111. Missy says:

    Biggest beauty obsession this time last year was Maybelline’s the Falsies mascara.

  112. Sandy says:

    I’m really loving the Girlactik Cabo bronzer at the moment, new to my stash and it’s lovely. It’s subtle but great to just warm up your complexion and I just love that it’s neutral. My son works on the blueberry fields each summer, does that count? Have a great weekend Karen!

  113. Tracy Robertson says:

    I borrowed a DVD of a movie I saw at the library called Coherence. It was about parallel universes and it was a real mind trip! It was really well done and a must see!

  114. Liz says:

    Favorite summer makeup? Body bronzer and oil absorbing paper for my sweaty face. And lip stain!

  115. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I think Nars or Too Faced have the best bronzers!!

  116. Laurinha says:

    Have a nice weekend Karen!

  117. Anastassia says:

    Sephora bronzer last year and this year.

  118. Alex Rhodes says:

    I love too faced brozers. So much to choose from and the blend soooooo well and they smell like chocolate. Perfect!

  119. amy pugmire says:

    I really love nars bronzer in casino.

  120. Regina M says:

    This time last year I was probably loving the Tarte Tinted Moisturizer which now I really don’t like much at all it has almost no coverage, I might as well go bare faced for all the effort its worth!

    I can’t do impressions very well at all, accents I can do but not impressions haha I’m very jealous of people who can!

  121. Jennifer says:

    I don’t have a favorite artist, but a few whose works I like a lot are John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, and Gustav Klimt. I would want to own one of their works one day, if I could ever afford it!

  122. Lindajasso says:

    I love all about makeup, right now I’m trying to have all my makeup kit ( the necessary for a make nice makeup look πŸ™‚

  123. Lesley says:

    One of my favoutite artists is Lawren Harris, a Canadian artist whose work from the 1920s and 1930s will be featured in an exhibit at the Hammer Museum in L.A. in October.

  124. Liz says:

    I really love Physician’s Formula bronzers. They’re a great drugstore option.

  125. Lisa Foster says:

    My favorite piece of makeup last year was probably my Bare Minerals foundation. I still use it from time to time but have found others that I prefer since then.

  126. Malia says:

    Obsessed with trying all the lipsticks right now!! The Kat Von D liquid lipstick is fantastic!

  127. Lisa says:

    Last summer I loved bare minerals bare skin foundation. Started using it again this summer, it’s just great

  128. Ramya says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’ve been a long time silent reader of your blog and now finally I’ve started my own blog!! You’re my inspiration, hope I can one day reach the level you’re at today πŸ™‚

    Love from India
    Ramya recently posted … TMI 3: 11 Things you didn’t know about me!

  129. Lindajasso says:

    Hi Karen right now I’m trying to make my Cosmetic Kit with the necessary. I love Mac lipsticks.

  130. Ari says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love your blog you always put a smile on my face and your reviews are so helpful πŸ™‚
    Right now I am obsessed with the hourglass primer for my dry skin. It is so nice to have my foundation go on smoothly without seeing flaky skin πŸ™‚

  131. Sarah says:

    I love Chanel bronzers, and I’d love to win this!!

  132. Daniela says:

    Trying to fill up my first 15-pan palette… that gift card would help out a LOT! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  133. Jessie C. says:

    Nars makes the best bronzers.

  134. Paulomi Majumder says:

    Lipsticks are always on the top of my obsessed list! But looking for some good nude eyeshadows too for an upcoming trip where I’ll be forced to do quick and natural looks

  135. Kayla Wietrzykowski says:

    MAC lipsticks are my absolute fave! Taylor Swift actually uses Ruby Woo for her amazing red lip look!

  136. Jennifer says:

    My favorite makeup this time last year was the Cover FX CC cream, though the formula only lasted one season before starting to smell bad.

  137. Bertha says:

    Hannah Elementary!

  138. Nika says:

    I’m getting married next month!

  139. Cory says:

    I soooo can’t call Marky Mark anything but Marky Mark! What Mark Wahlberg? I dig his soft whisper voice though. The Departed is always a great movie to rewatch.. 2 Guns is purrrty good too…

  140. Jen says:

    One of my favorite (non-makeup) artist’s is Victoria Frances.

  141. Shell says:

    I can do a decent impression of Yoda.

  142. Sarah Duehr says:

    One suggestion was about my favorite artist — but I’ll tell you my favorite poet instead! I love Emily Dickinson! My favorite is:

    IF I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,
    Or help one fainting robin
    Unto his nest again,
    I shall not live in vain.

    I love how short but powerful her poems are.
    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  143. Stephanie A says:

    So awesome that you do these giveaways!

    I was in MAC today, and, thanks to your raves, finally picked up Costa Riche! Very excited to wear it!

  144. Rachel says:

    My favorite bronzer is park avenue princess amazonian clay waterproof bronzer sample I recieved from my Ipsy bag.

  145. Elizabeth Wheeler says:

    My favorite makeup artist to date is Cory King out of Columbia, SC! If you’re ever in the area, look him up! You’ll never be disappointed!

  146. Lola says:

    As of right now I am pretty in love with my ELF bronzer. It comes in a compact with a very pretty blush and I love how they look together.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  147. lena says:

    Hey girl hey

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  149. Toan says:

    I’m loving bright pinks or orange lip tints during the summer.

  150. aclairel says:

    i like turtles!

  151. Kelvene says:

    What was the name of your elementary school?

    St. Johns Catholic Primary School

  152. Janelle says:

    Soo I’m home sick, but wanted to play in makeup.. I saw your post in MAC gingerly blush… I must have it.

  153. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday to you,

    Last night I kicked back w/ some kettle corn and watched the movie Lila & Eve. It was a pretty good ‘chickflick’ production with a great twist. Not unusual because I’ve seen a twist like this in several movies , but it was good to see it on a different level.
    Today I’m still getting the last odds and ends together for my party, trying to figure out my nail design for my birthday nails and how I’m going to master this tutu I’ll be wearing during my party. I never thought hosting your own birthday would be so much work.
    On to the Q&A:

    What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year?
    That would be bb cream and of course it’s my favorite this year as well.

    Who makes the best bronzers?
    This is difficult because I’ve run across so many. My most used though would have to be from Milani.

    Your favorite (non-makeup) artist?
    God. His work is amazing.

    What was the name of your elementary school?
    The children. Not very clever but that was the name.

    Have you ever helped with a harvest? What was the crop?
    Never, and I doubt I ever will because there are bugs out there.

    Can you do any impressions?
    I use to be able to a particular singer , but now that I’m older I no longer sound like her speaking voice.

  154. Adonna says:

    Your makeup is always beautiful.

  155. Emily C says:

    Physicians Formula makes great bronzers.

  156. Karen says:

    I don’t use bronzers often since I’ve got a fair amount of color in my face naturally, but when I do, I like NYC and Smashbox brands.

  157. Kelly Kimmell says:

    My favorite make up this time last year was Amarte’s CC Cream!

  158. Lauren W says:

    Too Faced definitely makes the best bronzers!

  159. JackieC says:

    Hi Karen! Will you be reviewing the new Kat Von D liquid lipstick shades?

  160. Olivia M says:

    This time last year my favorite piece of makeup was the Urban Decay Naked Foundation!

  161. Bliss says:

    Thank you for doing these!! The movie Fear really is scary ha ha!!

  162. Virginia says:

    The name of my elementary school was called Trinity Elementary. It wasn’t a catholic school or anything..just a small school in Westchester.

    On a side note today is my own cats birthday ! She’s turned 2!

  163. mrsshukra says:

    Just discovered Doll 10 concealer!

  164. Brooke says:

    The name of my elementary school was Calhoun Elementary….those were the days πŸ™‚

  165. Alix says:

    My elementary school was C.T. Thompson.

  166. Catherine says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time of year is a highlighter.
    The sun hitting my Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder is amazing.

  167. Deanna says:

    I am terrible at expressions.

  168. Tricia says:

    Je adore Mac and grilled cheese sammies! That might be what I’m having for dinner on this cold and rainy California day, well cold might be a bit of a stretch but it is definitely rainy.

  169. Marisela Bennett says:

    My first Elementary school in USA was called or named J.E. Manch πŸ™‚

  170. Princess says:

    I suck at doing impressions, but my sister is a pro!

  171. Sandy Bonesteel says:

    My first elementary school was Denali Elementary; in Anchorage, Alaska.
    My fondest memory was the day that we got to walk from the school to the main street to watch the start of the Iditarod Race. That meant a lot to me because we had a neighbor that had several Malamute dogs. I used to go spend time with those dogs as often as I could.

  172. Alex says:

    Love your blog! Currently I can’t live without a good contour powder πŸ™‚

  173. Kristen says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year was the lipstick Lingering Kiss from MAC’s A Novel Romance collection.

  174. Vanessa says:

    Anything at all? Really? Hmmm….well I’ll just say a random fact about me. (: I love skateboarding and makeup. I love being a girl that can get dirty and have fun, but then come back and get glammed up. (:

  175. Una V says:

    I can’t do any impressions.. On the other hand – I have never tried..

  176. Nessa says:

    Hi, my name is Vanessa and I am a certifiable lipstick addict! I am subscribed to your youtube channel and I absolutely love watching your videos! I just recently found your blog, but I can tell I’m going to love it!

  177. Margarita says:

    Aloha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  178. Vivian says:

    I love the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Γ‰clat, it’s the perfect concealer if you don’t want anything heavy but still want radiance and good coverage. I haven’t found any knock offs love your blog!

  179. Amy Z. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Hope you’re having a great weekend πŸ™‚

  180. Rachel R. says:

    Hi, Karen! My favorite artists are Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch.

  181. Amber says:

    I was really loving the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation this time last year.

  182. BooBooNinja says:

    Bobbi Brown takes the #1 spot for bronzers.

  183. Sarah says:

    Cargo makes the best bronzers!

  184. Jessica says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of that movie but now I’m curious and a Meyer lemon croissant?! Omg I must find one!!!!

  185. Lori P says:

    My elementary school was Calvin Coolidge, I still live pretty close to it.

  186. Lisa M. says:

    My favorite make-up item this year has been the MAC “In Extreme Dimension” 3d black lash mascara. It really makes my lashes pop in a good way.

  187. Sarah Sq. says:

    I think my favorite artist is probably Waterhouse…. Hard to pick just one though!

  188. Sylvia says:

    I’m a bronzer newbie, but have and enjoy MAC’s Aphrodites Shell. I hope they repromote.

  189. Linda P says:

    I love MAC!

  190. MonicaP says:

    I can’t say who makes the best bronzers because this whole bronze palette thingy is quite new to the make up world.

    I will say that after years of avoiding the Two Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer because I greatly dislike products that smell like food .. I finally got a sample and LOVE it. Ugh, can’t believe I waited sooooo long to try this product and you know, it has the most lovely cocoa scent. I am so dumb sometimes.

    MonicaP recently posted … Athletic outfit featuring Capri Pants by Lorna Jane

  191. Anna says:

    This time last year, I was all about the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons. Now I’m collecting their LE lipsticks!

  192. Michelle says:

    My elementary school was named Ouabache.. Pronounced “wabash!” Have a great weekend Karen!

  193. Kate K says:

    My favorite makeup last year was Revlon’s lip balm stain in Smitten. I love Monet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. Sandy says:

    Karen, how I would love to win this giveaway so I could have an excuse to buy a MAC product. Still haven’t tried that brand. My favorite product this year has been Benefits mascara so. Love them all. Hope Tabs has been found!

  195. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  196. Emily L. says:

    I love the artist Georgia U’keeffe, especially the paintings of flowers!

  197. Ana says:

    Loved Naked skin balm.

  198. Mariah says:

    Guerlain without a doubt! Luxurious, long-lasting formulas. The guerlain terracotta bronzer is the best I have tried.

  199. Karen R. says:

    I’ve seldom met a makeup product I didn’t love!
    Favorite artist? A tie between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo!

  200. Andrea says:

    I have a small garden and so far it has given me daikon radishes, cucumbers, collard greens, and plenty of basil and mint to make yummy flavored waters!

  201. Joni Mingus says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I’ve been loving the website I placed 2 orders just this month, haha. Brand name stuff for cheaper! A pair of Forever 21 boots, retail for 30$ got them for 10.50. 8 shirts for 4.99 each. American eagle jeans were only 11.99! Then this past order, an aerie bathing suit for 10 bucks, and a pair of Roxy Slip ons for 11$! Now I’m dying for the Naked Smoky palette, however my wallet is not! Haha!!!

  202. Mandy Sparks says:

    I love kitties

  203. Debbie Clauer says:

    Simon Kenton was the name of my elementary school. It was torn down several years ago.

  204. Meg says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year was the MAC Alluring Aquatic Golden bronzer. I Still love staring at that compact lol
    Meg recently posted … Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks – Ayesha and Requiem

  205. Elena says:

    I would say Too faced makes some of the best mid range bronzers. This time last year my favorite makeup item was my Charlotte Tilbury sculpt and glow bronzer and highlighter palette. It is amazing!

  206. Heather says:

    I used to grow a tomato crop every year as a kid! I’m planting an herb garden this weekend and already looking forward to the harvest πŸ˜‰

  207. Georgia L says:

    My favorite artist is probably Miss Kika :3 I absolutely adore everything she creates.I bought one of her prints last year,and it’s one of my prized possessions~!

  208. My absolute favorite tv show is The Walking Dead. I can watch it 24/7/365…and it seems like I do.

  209. Carolyn Evans says:

    I went to a few different elementary schools when I was little. TAS (Tehran American School), Walker Elementary and Sandburg Elementary in San Diego.

  210. Larrah says:

    My favorite non-makeup artist is Claude Monet.

  211. Andrea says:

    My favorite bronzer is the NYC Sunny bronzer. It also works great as a contour shade!

  212. Ariel R says:

    I once helped harvest a crop of green beans for a food bank. It’s definitely tough work.

  213. Maren says:

    I picked peaches in Tennessee once, but I don’t know if it was a real “harvest.” Might have been “pay to pick.”
    Maren recently posted … The New Idiot, Part 1, Chapter 1, Bit 1

  214. Kathy T says:

    I attended a sephora makeup class today! I think it’s great that they offer these classes for free so you can further your technique.

  215. Tashia T says:

    My mom plants a small garden but one year they went crazy planting green beans. I was picking bags of beans every week and had to keep freezing them so they wouldn’t go bad. Not sure if that counts as a harvest but man did I pick a lot of green beans that summer!

  216. Rachel says:

    My favorite makeup item last year was a MAC quad that I custom made (All That Glitters, Woodwinked, Satin Taupe, and Charcoal Brown). But it’s still one of my favorites so that’s good!!

  217. Brittany says:

    Funny enough you just made a post about it, but I’ve always heard great things about Rimmel bronzers. I want to try them soon, but I actually tend to use MAC Harmony blush (Oh hey there Unsung Hero! ;D) as a bronzer and/or contour (depends on how I feel haha!). It’s a great shade, not too orangey when applied on my fair-light skin, and doesn’t oxidize on my very oily skin. I tend to prefer a more matte bronzer because I’m so oily (I have my own natural sheen!). It’s an HG product for me now so whenever I hit pan completely I’ll purchase again.

  218. Deb K says:

    MAC Matte lippies were my favorites this year! I do no impressions at all.

  219. Claudia Davis says:

    I slept 27 hours straight from Friday to Saturday, woke up, went to the Nordstroms Anniversary Sale and had a huge lunch! Got some awesome goodies at Lancome , Philosophy and Estee Lauder…all were giving amazing gifts. Thanks mom for the great bday gifts!

  220. Kristi says:

    We just harvested all the peas out of our garden! Yum yum! Neighbor’s adorable granddaughter beat us to it on the strawberries.

  221. Chelsea says:

    I can flip my eyelids inside out lol

  222. I can do a really good impression of Lois Griffin saying “Oh Peeeetaa” lol

  223. Amy says:

    Charlotte Tilbury. Obsessed. Have you tried her products?

  224. Efrain says:

    Well today I went to sexual rights course.

  225. Missey says:

    Roosevelt Elementary

  226. Melissa says:

    My moms a huge gardener, and when I was little, Id join her out there more often than I do now. And I remember so many cucumbers and snap peas that Id harvest. She also grew so much squash, which I hate, and would always bring up how nice and big the squash were

  227. Rachel Soto says:

    Hey, Karen. Thanks for the giveaway. Absolutely love your product reviews and I have to say that I’ve spent far too much money because of them.

    About me: I currently write grants for the State of Oregon to help those who have lost their jobs due to foreign trade, but I used to be a make-up artist with Lancome, hence my ridiculous obsession with cosmetics. πŸ˜‰

  228. Dollie says:

    I’m looking forward to my friend’s baby shower today. She lives in another country now and I haven’t met her in years so I’m really excited about meeting her today πŸ™‚
    Dollie recently posted … Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum Review

  229. Barbara B says:

    I went to Grant Elementary for kindergarten and to Our Lady Queen of Heaven for grades 1 through 8. Both are now closed!

  230. Rachel says:

    I work in theatre, but I’m not an actor, I’m a stage manager. By the end of a show run, I can usually do a pretty good impression of at least one of the actors’ character in the show.

  231. GPATRICK says:

    I truly believe that Guerlain, being the first of the bunch, reigns supreme in the world of bronzing. They cater to so many skins, and they don’t fuss around with too many undertones. It’s all about that toasty warmth and radiance! Thank you for your generosity, Karen! Best of luck everyone.

  232. Mary says:

    Favorite (non makeup) artist is FOR SURE the legendary Freida Kahlo. Love her style, her art and everything she stands for!!

  233. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I watched Fear just last week, and you are so right, I had totally forgotten how CREEPY Mark Wahlberg is in that movie!

  234. Jenny says:

    I was at Nordstrom yesterday picking up some goodies from the anniversary sale and one of the lead artists from MAC complimented me on my makeup. I was ecstatic πŸ˜€

  235. Stephanie says:

    I can’t remember what I was into last year, possibly Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes? That’s bad, but it all blends together.

    I grew up in Novato, my elementary school was Ranch Elementary School. Met my best friend there in fifth grade and we’re still friends!

  236. melanie hill says:

    Its usually any drugstore brand. I’m not very good at applying makeup, this could be a start.

  237. Courtney says:

    My favorite fool proof and non pore clogging bronzers (that’s a big one for me) are from glominerals! Love them!

    Hope you’re having a good one, Karen!

  238. Isabella says:

    I got Mac Woodwinked last year and wore it to death! This year I haven’t even touched it for some reason.. I’ll have to pick it out and use it again soon πŸ™‚

  239. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Last year i enjoyed my baked bronzer by ELF !

  240. Becca M says:

    I hope you have a lovely weekend, and that Tabs doesn’t find too much trouble!

  241. Melanie Borhi says:

    I hope you are having a great summer, I am loving blush or bronzer by Urban Decay. BB cream I have always wanted to try but have not yet, and I also love bath bombs from lush.

  242. Donna W. says:

    As a teenager in Kentucky, my summer job was de-tassling hybrid corn. I would ride in a machine with other teenagers that took us down the rows of corn. We would pull the tassels off of the female corn so the male corn could pollenate the female corn. This hybrid corn was used for animal feed.

  243. Gina says:

    I can, I can! I can impersonate Bullwinkle! And Rocky! Or I used to be able to… I just saying to say – I’m going to win one of these dang things. One of these days, I’m going to win!!!! I have things in my basket @ MAC already and waiting. LOL

    Love ya Karen,
    and Tabs….

  244. Amanda Soliz says:

    The name of my elementary school was Henry B. Gonzalez.

  245. Aviva says:

    I think my favourite item last year was a shimmery bronzer that now I would never wear!

  246. Diana says:

    I’m dying to try blue lipsticks! My wishlist is Colourpop Lippie Stix in Raw.

  247. Kalli Melia says:

    I’ve “helped” my grandmother harvest pears at the end of the summer, but I was about 10 and probably eat about half of all I got… I do miss having fruit trees, if only to have my personal fruit stash all summer!

  248. y. says:

    Last year i really like lancome rouge in love lipstick in miss colequicot

  249. Wayne says:

    Hi Tabs!

    holding steady at 5 cats, 6th foster keeps falling through.

  250. Domenique says:

    Great questions. lol!
    Elementary school… Westlock E.S.

  251. Kelly says:

    Hi Karen! Hmm, some random comments..

    I’m in love with Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara; I received a deluxe sample in an beauty exchange last week. Don’t know where it’s been all my life!
    For some reason I have been listening to nothing but electro-pop this week. Lights, Years and Years, Passion Pit, the list goes on and on.
    I’m reading It by Stephen King at the moment, and now I’m scared to look at the drain in my sink or the storm drains along the street.
    I am dying of anticipation for Suicide Squad next year, it looks so good!
    My local Sephora inside JCP got a HUGE makeover, they tripled the size of their old store! Now it’s only a 10 minute drive, rather than 15.

    Love reading your page!
    Kelly recently posted … Disney Diaries #1: β€œWalking In Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Tour

  252. Farzans says:

    My favorite makeup product last summer was bobbi btown bronze shimmer brick. Currrntly I am obsessed with Mac dangerous retro mattr lipstick and becca shimmering perfector in champagne pop.

  253. Jenn says:

    MAC’s Refined Golden Bronzer works the best on me! Other bronzers have looked muddy or orange πŸ™

  254. Keena Mae Tan says:

    Hi! I’m new here and the first post that I’ve come across is this post from bloglovin’. So lucky, there’s no harm in trying right? I’m from the Philiippines by the way and currently I’m loving my new bought lipstick from NYX, but I can’t seem to make it stick to my lips properly, after about an hour of wearing it, the inner part of my lips would no longer have lipstick while the outer part will still have lipstick. it’s frustrating.

  255. Irene says:

    My favorite makeup product from last year was the Guerlain Meteorites Palette in Mythic. It really brightens up the face, and the packaging is just as beautiful!

  256. Hyoj says:

    My elementary school was Sewickley Academy in PA!

  257. Aenea says:

    I’ve never helped harvest anything. Does strawberry picking count?

  258. Krizzie says:

    For some weird reason, I’ve been wanting a bucket hat. Is that weird? They’re so friggin cute

  259. Melissa says:

    Karen, have you checked out Chanel’s new Fall 2015 collection? It’s fabulous! The whole collection is to break the bank for! In my local store they even have Illusion D’Ombre in New Moon back. Here is the number to that Macy’s, ask for Gabby, she is terrific 210-340-4200. Also, Anthropologie has some cute cat dish towels. Should have taken a pic. I don’t see them on-line.

  260. Poppy says:

    I always try to do impressions, but they end up sounding like someone I wasn’t trying to impersonate in the first place.
    Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  261. Coline T. says:

    Who makes the best bronzers? Guerlain, of course! πŸ˜€

  262. Elizabeth says:

    I can do impressions of a lot of my friends

  263. Emiliya Petkova says:

    I can’t do any impressions. πŸ™
    My elementary school was called “Stoyan Zaimov” in Pleven, Bulgaria

  264. Nikolina says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year was Avon’s mineral loose foundation πŸ™‚

  265. Hollie says:

    The name of my elementary school was and still is Randall Holden. He was an influential figure in my city, way, way back in the day. Does anyone have an opinion on the new Too Faced foundation? I just bought the new MUFE and I love it. I’ve never tried Too Faced foundation, just their eyeshadows, which I love!! I’d love to win this gift card. It would complete my rarely given stay-cation from work. Thank you

  266. Aurelie Red says:

    My favorite piece of makeup last year was “Sephora Rouge infusion”, loved it !

  267. dawn says:

    I was loving Bobbi Brown Citrus last year for my summer lip. This year, I’m liking NARS Orgasm which has smaller sparkles.

  268. Lucy Nguyen says:

    This time last year my favorite piece of makeup was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette

  269. Lulubelle says:

    My grandparents had a farm, and I used to help with whatever was in season during the month I would stay with them during the summer. It’s hard work!

  270. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Yes I remember the name of my elementary school because it was the same for me from 1st thru 12th which was Humphreys Academy. I hope you have a great day Karen and thanks for the giveaway.

  271. Simona says:

    The name of my high school is slightly too unpronounceable for every english-speaking person I know, but I’ll tell you anyway πŸ™‚ It’s “Nevena Georgieva Dunja” and it was the name of a very young national hero in the country where I was born – Macedonia πŸ™‚ Maybe I should have written something about bronzers after all…

  272. Kimberly says:

    This weekend I had a date night with myself. I don’t have a man in my life right now, so I decided to finally take my friends advice and begin to date myself. It was actually a very nice evening. Went to dinner and a movie. Went to see the movie trainwreck. It was supper funny. I look forward to continuing this journey of discovery what truly makes me happy!

  273. RebelBelle says:

    I’ve never had much luck with bronzers as they tend to look muddy on me, but so far my best one is Too Faced Milk Chocolate bronzer! I like that it’s matte and not too dark. Smells great, too!

  274. Cindy Simmons says:

    My elementary school was easily named Danielsville Elementary. It was converted to our courthouse / government complex years ago.

  275. Brian says:

    I am a big fan of Benefit Hoola bronzer!

  276. Hunter says:

    The best bronzers for me are made for cool toned skin. I’m a natural red head with very fair and freckled complexion who used to stray away from bronzers because I felt like it looks so unnatural for me to wear them. Until I found bronzers that have a blue back tone to them instead of orange! Benefits hoola bronzer tends to be my number 1 bronzer at the moment or the first thing I reach too! It was the first bronzer I found that didn’t make me look like I had make up on! But now I experiment with Bronzers similar to it. I actually loveeeeee bronzers now. For adding a slight glow to my fair skin. Or contouring or using it as eye shadow sometimes! The options are pretty endless. :))

  277. susan h says:

    I love the Dior bronzers the best

  278. Gillian Pidler says:

    I think the best bronzer is Solar Powder by Soap & Glory. I’ve used it pretty much everyday since I bought mine.

  279. Gaby says:

    I’m Filipino too so whenever I wear bronzer I feel like a goddess with that extra ‘oomph’ cause we be blessed with that eternal tan πŸ˜‰ I love NARS Laguna for life! You can never go wrong with that.

  280. Katrina says:

    It’s almost wheat harvest time in Michigan, my dad is a farmer but I was always his princess and didn’t have to help.

  281. Hali S. says:

    I love the chanel powder bronzers, but they break me out. I’ve been using Benefit Hoola and Maybelline Fit Me since.

  282. Laurie says:

    I’m loving Clinique bronzers at the moment!

  283. Cathy says:

    I couldn’t bring myself to watch that Mark Walberg movie because I heard he kills a dog. If that’s not true I still don’t want to watch because it’s just creepy. My favorite bronzers are from BE and Tarte.

  284. Aarti says:

    I really like the bronzer and blush collections from Milani! They have some shimmer (without being a glitter bomb) and the pigment is great.

  285. Rhoda K says:

    I’ve no idea what a Meyer lemon croissant is but it sounds awesome!

  286. emy says:

    in thie moment my fav youtube is “linda halleberg”….. i love this make up…

  287. Angela says:

    I grow hay. Love the reviews Karen and the kitty!

  288. Tanu says:

    My fav Bronzer to warm up the face is “Sephora Sun Disk Bronzer” (Must say this is very flattering on the medium skin tones, if you can get past the fragrance) and I use “Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour palette” to contour. Love your giveaways.. Happy Sunday !!

  289. Maddie says:

    I’m trying to track down my cats (they’re all indoors, somewhere) to apply flea drops on them. One isn’t haven’t it and keeps running and hiding under the furniture. It’s not like the treatment hurts! I don’t know why she hates it so much.

  290. Asya says:

    Hi Karen! My favorite artist is da Vinci. Maybe Monet. I like the Impressionists in general. I love art! πŸ™‚

  291. Elen says:

    My favorite makeup this time last year was the Hourglass ambient lighting palette. Thanks for the chance to win.

  292. Charlotte says:

    My favorite makeup purchass from last year is revlon lip stain balm in adore. It’s my perfect mlbb when applie with my finger.

  293. Lori says:

    I went to Ditson Elementary

  294. Rachel says:

    I loved MAC’s creme in your coffee lipstick. Still do, but remember wearing it summer and fall last year.

  295. Gvenda says:

    oh, MAC’s Heroine lipstick was totally my favorite thing last time this year

  296. marzia says:

    hi! I love theCharlotte Tylbury filmstar killer cheekbones!

  297. Barbara says:

    Finally discovered MAC’s Teddy eyeliner last year and still love it! Thanks for another great contest. πŸ™‚

  298. Remi says:

    I do an excellent impression of a happy, well-adjusted, suburban housewife.

  299. Grace says:

    Contest comment of the day: I don’t really have a favourite bronzer, as long as it does the job I’m good. I have tried Tarte’s Park Ave Princess and Too Faced Milk Chocolate. But I find I mostly use Annabelle’s Perfect Bronze. It’s a Canadian company but the packaging is very similar to Rimmel, so perhaps they share the same manufacturer. The Annabelle one gives a more orange/dark peach tinge which I prefer. Something about terracotta draws me in.

  300. Emily says:

    My favorite artist is Constantin Brancusi

  301. Monica says:

    Thank you for all these amazing giveaways you do! I was wondering, do you most the names of the winners somewhere? πŸ™‚

  302. Sara says:

    Fashion designers count as artists! I love John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab… the list goes on an on πŸ™‚

  303. Jen L says:


    My elementary school was St. Thomas. My favourite artist is Paul Klee.

    Cheers Happy Sunday.

  304. Trillina Palemi says:

    I love the Lorac bronzer!

  305. KaylaP says:

    Ohhh I could blow $50 easily at MAC right now lol. I am in need of some lip liner, some blot powder (tis the oily season!) and some natural radiance primer to try finally…I could go on with more item to list lol!!

  306. Rachel says:

    My favorite makeup item this time last year was MAC Mineralized lipstick in Bold Spring. I bought it for myself for my birthday and wore it all summer!
    Rachel recently posted … Hot Damn, Jordan Liberty understands meΒ 

  307. Marilyn says:

    I really like the products from a Finnish brand called ISADORA!

  308. Ashleigh says:

    I think Too Faced makes the best bronzers! They have a ton of options for every preference of shimmer to matte, light to deep. Plus they have ones that smell like chocolate, yum. I really want the bronzer wardrobe someday.

  309. Cyndi says:

    Yes I’ve done harvesting before; tomatoes and squash (squash was a bugger cuz we had to do it by hand… thankfully the field was small)

  310. lexi says:

    Really want to try some of the new MAC collections. Thanks!

  311. Amber says:

    Currently been loving the new Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. Echo is a gorgeous navy blue πŸ™‚

  312. marta says:

    Just came back from the county fair. It was so hot!

  313. Celeste L. says:

    My favorite makeup item this time last year was my L.A. Girl pro concealer.

  314. Stacey says:

    I think that too faced and guerlain make the most wonderful bronzers!

  315. Dana Truitt says:

    I absolutely love Grilled cheese and a good movie! I have an amazing recipe for grilled cheese that you’ll fall in love with!! Pst that was a darn good movie to, the oldies usually are, you watch them and realize how different they are now a days!

  316. Rachel Orlowsky says:

    fave lipstick is Saint Germain Amplified!
    It would be nice to try out new MAC products but my college budget booty can’t afford it.
    My celeb crush will always be zefron!
    Have a great day, much love!

  317. Rach says:

    My harvest experience is my little kitchen garden my roommates and I planted! We grew thyme and tiny lil’ baby tomatoes! It was a great experience, we even cooked with our harvested crops!

  318. galliot says:

    Coucou , alors moi dΓ©solΓ© mais ma marque adorΓ© c’est MAC <3 et oui et mon chien s'appelle Chanel , merci pour le concours kiss

  319. Suzi says:

    Marky Mark does crazed psycho really well!

  320. Johanna says:

    My favorite makeup has been Estee Lauder and I prefer a pretty natural look so I love their foundation. As far as bronzer, I love Smashbox bronzer.

  321. Jenn says:

    I have a bronzer from the body shop that’s amazing do fair skin! EssieButton introduced it to me.

  322. Iasmin says:

    I just had a great day that included an awesome trip to the beach with bae and a stop for frozen lemonades at BK. So addicted to that drink!! Nothing could make this day better than some make up “window-shopping”! On I go πŸ˜€

  323. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I do a mean lap dance, no I am NOT an exotic dancer, what it is, is that when I am in a place that is playing Latin music I dance on my seat and when men ask me to dance I tell them that I do not know how to and they usually say but I just saw you moving and I respond well the top half of me knows the moves but my legs don’t.

  324. Piper says:

    My favorite artist, non makeup, is Edvard Munch. His most famous work is The Scream, but his whole body of work is oretty amazing.

  325. Tonia says:

    For 6th grade I got to attend a brand New school, Granite Hills Elementary! Everything was nice and clean because we were the first students there.

  326. Lulle says:

    Michael Kors makes really good bronzers, I love Flush!
    Lulle recently posted … #FrenchFriday: Institut Esthederm Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser, and why I stopped using scrubs

  327. riya kalra says:

    Hi Karen,
    My best pick ups have been Mac amplified and Russian red. Simply love the instant glow the Mac empowers to all women.

  328. Bridget says:

    I love Tarte bronzers — but I often use MAC mineralize blush as a bronzer, too, so I would LURV to win this!

  329. Natalie says:

    I used to grow all kinds of vegetables and herbs with my mom when I was little. Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, rosemary, parsley, and cilantro to name a few. I love growing fresh food.

  330. Alexandra says:

    The schooling is different in the uk. So i will tell you the schools i went to.
    St Andrews Primary school 5 to 11
    Lutterworth High School 11 to 14
    Lutterworth Grammar school and community college 14 plus years.

  331. Farah D says:

    We didn’t grow much this year besides mint and basil. The mint was great!

  332. Shelley says:

    I used to think I didn’t have any interest in bronzers. Turns out I just didn’t have experience with the right one(s). I’m loving Tom Ford Terra right now. It gives me that sunkissed glow even though I am pretty religious about sunscreen.

  333. Tania G says:

    That croissant sounds heavenly!

  334. Amanda says:

    Ooh I hope I win this, I love MAC! Love their veluxe pearl eye shadows, so easy to apply!

  335. Valerie C. says:

    I like Laura Geller Bronze n Brighten in fair. It’s sheer, yet gives me the perfect amount of bronze.

  336. Shelby says:

    I do a great impression of my boss, who has a super cute Georgia-ish accent (I asked her where she grew up, but can’t remember now). Luckily, she thinks it’s funny, too!

  337. Kiki says:

    Im celebrating eid this week

  338. SAKI says:

    The only high-end cosmetic I have used is my NARS Schiap lipstick which was given as a gift by my sister. As a mother of two, I don’t have the extra budget to buy pricier makeup. It would be cool if I won this so I can try MAC – I’ll start with a nude lipstick and matching lip liner.

    Also, I love that you include cat photos and thoughts in your blog. I love ’em πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this oppurtunity!

  339. heather says:

    my elementary school was kiley.

  340. Cherie says:

    Currently digging the Edward Bess bronzer in Daydream….I like Bobbi Brown’s in golden light as well. In stick bronzer it’s the Laura Mercier πŸ™‚

  341. maria says:

    Had a great day at the beach today!

  342. Erin Ortiz says:

    Too Faced makes the best bronzers.

    I can do weird sound impressions like Yoshi, Blues Clues, Lois from Family Guy.

    Also a side note, I saw Ant Man today with my husband and I anticipated hating it but it was definitely my favorite superhero movie thus far!

  343. Tricia says:

    I love my NYC Bronzer in Sunny.

  344. Analy Rodriguez says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this time last year was coral blush and bright pink lipsticks.

  345. Sarah says:

    Obsessed with Costa Riche eyeliner now. Thanks to you Karen! πŸ™‚ I’d buy loads of it if I win this MAC giftcard hehe.

  346. I Love Steelers Football!!

  347. Danielle says:

    I love Chagall.

  348. Aileen says:

    I’d love to win!! Right now I’m loving theBalm’s bahama mama bronzer πŸ™‚

  349. Chaitali Das says:

    My favorite makeup product from last year around this time is MAC Ruby woo. It is my first MAC lipstick and given it is quite costly in India, I had to save a lot to buy it!! And now I am using it like a miser so that I can last it as long as it can be used. πŸ™‚

  350. arijana birston says:

    i would really love to try urban decay nude palettes

  351. Alizay says:

    benefit hoola bronzer hands down!!!!

  352. Carolyn N. says:

    I have a few Physicians Formula bronzers! Most of the time, it’s the design/packaging that draws me in!

  353. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I attended Lulu Walker Elementary School in Tucson

  354. em says:

    I can’t do any impressions but I do sound like Elmyra Duff from Tiny Toons lol

  355. Sally says:

    Going to help with a small nectarine harvest next weekend

  356. MaryAnne says:

    i’m almost 40, and had only started wearing makeup this past year and been learning so much from your blog!

  357. Henriett Kovacs says:

    My elementary school was Kassai Γ‘ltalΓ‘nos iskola. I’m Hungarian

  358. Sucharita Chatterjee says:

    Last year, this time, I was in complete craze of MAC lipsticks. I got MAC Flat Out Fabulous, Chili and Rebel on the same day and for the next couple of months, all other lipsticks were on an extended period of leave from their customary duty!!

  359. Nati says:

    I wouldn’t know who makes the best bronzer in the world but I do own a couple of Guerlain Terracotta powders and that makes all the difference to me!
    Nati recently posted … NOTD: OPI Venice Collection My Gondola or Yours?

  360. Josephine says:

    I love MAC! I have my eye on a few lipstics I’d love to get πŸ™‚

  361. Wina Chan says:

    my favorite makeup was coming across maybelline fit me foundation for oily skin.

  362. Wina Chan says:

    my favorite foundation was coming across maybelline’s fit me foundation for oily skin.
    Wina Chan recently posted … The Japanese Konjac Sponge Review

  363. Judy Thomas says:

    My favorite artist is Emmaline Bailey from New Zealand.She is truly awesome πŸ™‚

  364. Teri says:

    Little tip for eyeshadow beginners, and those (like myself) who fail to grasp it even after years- To blend out harsh lines, or if you go too far out/up/down, buff your face setting powder over your mistakes to make the shadow look seamless.

  365. Liz says:

    My favorite piece of makeup this year is hands down my Lancome Ultra 24 Hour foundation. Its available locally, comes in a great glass pump bottle, and has a medium-full, natural looking, luminous coverage. It doesn’t break me out either, which is why its my favorite. When everything else failed this sensitive, acne-prone face of mine, this foundation delivered me a nice even skin tone, which wasn’t flawless (because the foundation isnt full-full coverage), but its medium coverage does wonders.

  366. sumtl says:

    Last summer I wore Mac girl about town like crazy!

  367. Louanne Baelde says:

    My daughter loves MAC makeup! I would love to try!

  368. Julie Florence says:

    I freaking LOVE Too Faced Chocolate Bronzers!!! I think they’re great. I’ve also heard great things about Milani bronzers, so next time I’m looking for a drugstore one I will pick that one up. πŸ™‚

  369. Casey says:

    My favourite bronzer right now is the Chanel Soleil tan de Chanel one! It’s so natural looking!

  370. Gigi Rodgers says:

    I eat dessert first. Why you ask?
    Well, dessert is the BEST part of any meal! And if you go the traditional route, you’re too full for dessert at the end.
    Whomp, whomp…
    However, if you eat dessert first, then your appetizer, and then start on your entree – you’re full and you’ve started on all of your courses.
    But here’s the best part! You start on your entree, but will most likely not finish it. So you box it and take it home. In a few hours when you’re hungry again, you have a meal ready to be nuked in under a minute that is delicious! 2 meals + No cooking = Winning!

  371. BRITTANY says:

    β€’What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year

    My fav makeup up addition this time last year was the Sacha Buttercup setting powder. I absolutely love it and it will remain a continued purchase.

  372. Junerys Muicela says:

    My favorite piece of makeup right now is hands down Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer it’s amazing. If only I can mention everything I’ve been loving. Okay one more my favorite lipstick right now is MAC Faux is the perfect mauve nude lipstick.

  373. bin du says:

    just made my first asian skincare order! After a bad allergic reaction, I tossed a number of things so I don’t feel so bad about the splurge. Can’t wait for them to arrive in the mail!

  374. Trude says:

    I have actually helped with a harvest! When we were at a family reunion for my mom’s side, it was held at her cousin’s farm in Maine. We all pitched in to bring in the hay. πŸ™‚ Exhausting, dirty work, but satisfying.
    Trude recently posted … July Desktop Background

  375. Adarsh says:

    I love to buy electronics if won.

    MARIBEL DE LA CRUZ recently posted … Autumn Essentials

  377. Molly says:

    I loooove Too Faced Chocolate Soleil– a matte finish and chocolate smell… surely what heaven is made of!

  378. Vamshi says:

    I like to get $50 gift card!!!

  379. Kylexis says:

    I love giveaways!

  380. Pamela Haddad says:

    Seems like you had a great weekend! It was SO humid here, I feel like I live in Florida! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  381. Sarah Machado says:

    My favorite make up artist is Pat McGrath. such gorgeous skin she does!

  382. Earth Cruz says:

    I can do impressions of my family very well. Not so much their voice because mine is rather high pitched but their mannerisms.

  383. Sarah says:

    I really like Kevyn Aucoin’s bronzers– very flattering and natural but makes a big impact and easy to use.

  384. Khateeja Munazza says:

    I don’t own any high end product… Urban decay smoky looks so good…

  385. Carmen Caldwell says:

    I love juicy summer smelling bath suds this time of year!

  386. Courtney says:

    I do a pretty good impression of Karen from Will & Grace.

  387. Alyssa Lee says:

    Sephora brand has a great bronzer.

  388. Georgia says:

    I like the bronzers from Physicians Formula and Pixi.

  389. Emily says:

    I used to work on a farm and when fall rolled around we’d have pumpkins, gourds, all kinds of greens… I also ate super healthily around that time πŸ™‚

  390. Ashley says:

    I love Too Faced bronzers. I like the Milk Chocolate one and the 16 Hour bronzer.

  391. Ann Marie says:

    Lip liners are life changing…Who knew? especially MAC lip liners

  392. Susan says:

    Last day to try to win!!!

  393. Angie says:

    Been reading your blog Forever I’m finally posting πŸ™‚ love your quick witted//hilarious writing! I remember fear it was like my friends’ fav movie in hs/jh lol oh the days.
    Btw love Meyer lemons we have a small tree of them and I ate them all this winter. My fav makeup item this time last yr was my fuschia Sonia kashuk shine luxe sheer lippie def love my colors in the summer!

  394. Rachel says:

    I grew basil and tomatoes and made sandwiches when they were done growing!

  395. Lia says:

    Hey! Long time follower, first time commenter. I love your blog; it’s the perfect mix of beauty and cats πŸ™‚ You are hilarious, and best of all, you don’t take yourself too seriously. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

  396. Sharlene says:

    i really like the too faced bronzers right now

  397. Wendy says:

    Favorite Mascara-Bobby Brown Smokey Eye Mascara.

  398. Erin says:

    I really want to buy Matte Royal lipstick even though I would never wear it!

  399. Diana says:

    I’d love to win this! I’ve been on a MAC kick lately. I need me some new lipsticks!!

  400. Shanna says:

    Too Faced makes the best bronzers. Chocolate Soleil is my favorite.

  401. Sylvia says:

    I war born and raised in Mexico. The name of the [first] elementary school I went to was “Rodolfo Elias Calles.” He was a President at some point. I went there for four years.

    I finished Elementary at another school downtown and a little more upscale. It was called Leona Vicario and she decided to collaborate in the independence movement after falling in love with an insurgent. She served as a messenger, helped fugitives, sent money and medicines and helped in all she could.

    She was arrested in 1813 for participating in the insurgency. When she was discovered, Leona was sent to prison and all of her belongings were confiscated. She was later freed by the insurgents and escaped to Michoacan to meet AndrΓ©s Quintana Roo, who later became her husband. In 1818, she was jailed again but received a pardon with the condition that she abandoned the movement. Vicario and her husband were under vigilance until the independence movement succeeded in 1821.

    Leona is the Spanish for lioness. That’s why I’ve always loved that name. “Leona”

  402. Liz butler says:

    It’s too hot here in good ol Texas to do anythin!!!!!

  403. Alicia says:

    I am such a MAC girl and love everything they make!

  404. Amanda says:

    Heheh, I like your comment suggestions!
    I grew up in northern Maine so yes, I have harvested a crop! Up there we would get “harvest vacation” from school for 3 weeks in the fall to pick potatoes. You could start picking when you turned 12. I got about $0.46 per barrel. I also worked summers on an organic farm picking green beans, and on the family farm growing a little bit of everything including livestock. Good times!

  405. buckycatt says:

    Karen & Tabs (whereever you are) – The depression of returning from an awesome family vacation in DC & @ the Jersey Shore was slightly lifted by receiving my UDK Naked Smoky in the mail. Too jet lagged to use it yet but it sure is purrty!

  406. Layla says:

    I’m just getting back into MAC and would love to win a gift card! I’d probably buy 2 lipsticks: Tabla and Sushi Kiss. Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

  407. Nikki says:

    What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year? Nars lip gloss – Angelika and Risky Business. I used them like for months and months.

    Who makes the best bronzers? Too Faced and Tom Ford

    Your favorite (non-makeup) artist? A R Rahman, music artist πŸ™‚

    What was the name of your elementary school? Gitanjali, back in India

    Have you ever helped with a harvest? What was the crop? No, never done any.

    Can you do any impressions? Nope

  408. Sheila Gage says:

    I never enter nail polish ones but I need makeup! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

    Oh and I can do an impression of Mae West. And Katherine Hepburn. And Cartman from Southpark. HAHA

  409. Tulipthecat says:

    The name of my elementary school was St. Bede’s. I went to catholic school from 1st grade through 12th.

  410. B Brown says:

    My favorite bronzer is the beautiful Hawaiian sun!

  411. Kara says:

    I’m loving the new Tarte bronzer!!

  412. RENEE says:

    You have a great blog. I started following it when I was looking for new Urban Decay eye shadow shades (my new obsession this year), and came across your blog.

  413. Lyse Davitt says:

    I’ve had the best luck with Clarins bronzers. Great for fair skinned people.

  414. Tracey says:

    I LOVE me some Paul Cezanne! And his palette totally reminds me of Too Faced’s Bronzers (see what I did there?)

  415. Bonnie Clyne says:

    Whatever my favorite makeup item was, it has probably been discontinued…;)

  416. Jennifer M-K says:

    Your favorite (non-makeup) artist? Umm ok if I’m not going to pick anyone super famous I would go with Bob Ross…I loved watching his show as a kid for getting painting tips and you could paint along if you wanted. He was pretty advanced, though, so for the younger crowd I remember a show called Pappy Drew sister and I used to watch and draw along with him. πŸ™‚

  417. brittany says:

    need a new perfume!

  418. Lauren says:

    I love your blog! I would love to experiment with more MAC products but as of now my favorite is definitely the painterly paint pot and 217 brush!!

  419. Karrie Price says:

    Cabello Elementary… We went to the same school. Is it still there?

  420. Ericca says:

    My favorite non makeup artist is Tom Miller, he is a muralist from Baltimore. He does murals and other pieces of work.

  421. Jackie says:

    MAC’s Give Me Sun is my favorite product to use as a bronzer!

  422. Nina says:

    Love the NARS Laguna bronzer! Forever a favorite!

  423. Lisa Brooks says:

    I have been loving Sara Happ Lip Scrub. Devine! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  424. alice says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. It was blazing hot today where I live. Was it for you?

  425. Katherine says:

    My favorite makeup from last year was my Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation. Finished two bottles last year!

  426. I love Guerlain bronzers!!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … LORAC Pro Palette : Swatches, Review

  427. Julie Simpson says:

    I just got a look at the new tone corrector bronzer set by YSL and it’s gorge! On my already brown skin it will slay! Love

  428. Maria R says:

    I love the Two Faced bronzers! Come on they smell like chocolate. Chocolate!

  429. Clemence says:

    This year is just whizzing by!

  430. roz says:

    My fave makeup this time last year was an orange wet n wild lipstick.

  431. Nadia A says:

    Hi Karen,
    I definitely cannot remember the makeup product that I most loved last summer. However, I can tell you that this summer I absolutely love the IT Cosmetics “Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50”. I love that this CC Cream is more of a full coverage CC Cream, but yet feels and looks like my natural skin. I love this CC Cream so much that I am going to see if I can get the to work on my skin during the IT Cosmetics “CC+ Cream Illumination Foundation” for Fall and Winter, when my skin needs a little more dewiness.

  432. chris hoey says:

    I’ve had some really good luck with Clarins bronzers. They’re great for fair skinned people like me.

  433. Kirsten says:

    What was your favorite piece of makeup this time last year? Probably Colourpop? I had just discovered them.

    Who makes the best bronzers? I’m partial to Tarte, but to be honest I haven’t tried very many.

    Your favorite (non-makeup) artist? Monet and Van Gogh. I’m a fan of the impressionists.

    What was the name of your elementary school? I had a couple, Binkley and Madrone are the ones that spring to mind.

    Have you ever helped with a harvest? What was the crop? No.

    Can you do any impressions? And no.

  434. Tosha H says:

    I can do Ren and Stimpy impressions… lol

  435. marta says:

    I make a great impression of my boyfriend when he is eating!

  436. Vicky says:

    my favourite bronzer was one made by chanel in 2011, that had 4 stripes and was not very dark

  437. Vicky says:

    this year i tried a few drugstore brands, and i was very surprised to see that they perform very well, i especially loved the gel top coat by the brand essence

  438. Lancelot Ottley says:

    I have harvested pumpkins

  439. mclasb says:

    i love pixiwoo! they are great and i love the makeup of michelle phan but pixiwoos are awesome!

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