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Good morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hello there, sweet friend.

I’m just sittin’ here at my breakfast table listening to the thundering of little tabby feet running around upstairs. I have no idea what he’s doing up there, but it sounds like a competitive decathlon.


I’ve got a stack of magazines here, a hot cup of green tea and my Pink Power Smoothie, and I’m just gonna sit here for a while and read.

Ah… I love Saturdays. I love the quiet time for breakfast and to be able to sort of ease slowly into the day. The rest of the week, it’s go, go, go from the moment I open my eyes, but Saturday mornings are about high-intensity relaxing. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, I’m going to tackle another section of the house today and tomorrow as part of Operation Get My Sh*t Together, and I’m also going to go to Target to see if I can find some of those photo shelves, so I can finally put my stuff up on the walls.

I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and a fantastic weekend. Tonight I’m heading to my pal Bernadette’s house (she’s an AMAZING cook!) to watch the Pacquiao v. Mayweather fight (go Pac!). Honestly, I’m going mostly for the food and the company…but El Hub will provide sports commentary as the resident boxing enthusiast.

You don’t even know how many conversations I’ve had to listen to over the past week on the fine points of Pacquiao v. Mayweather.

What are you up to? Doing anything fun?

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora 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 are your five favorite makeup brands right now?
    • Something in your makeup bag that you never (or almost never) use?
    • When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler?
    • Something that makes you weirdly emotional?
    • What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)?
    • What’s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Alix says:

    I can easily do my makeup in five minutes!

    • Dahlia says:

      My top five favourite makeup brands that I’m loving right now have to be BECCA, Dior, Smashbox, Laura Mercier and Anastasia Beverly Hills!

  2. Agata says:

    I am off tomorrow so my hubby suggested going somewhere after work. I suggested a shopping mall in Ohio that I love…but his ideas of fun are different…so we will see!

    Happy Saturday!
    Agata recently posted … Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Defintion Powder Foundation Review

  3. Amy says:

    What do you think of the new Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands eye palette?

  4. Melissa says:

    20 minutes is the fastest i’ve done my makeup!

  5. Lydia says:

    Something in my makeup bag that I almost never use is my dipbrow thing from Anastasia. I like it though and I forget it’s in there. I will use it today since I thought of it!

  6. Tiffanie says:

    Good luck with your house project!

  7. Heather G says:

    Some makeup brands I’d love to try more from are NARS, MUFE, ABH and Hourglass.

  8. Remi says:

    I wear a lot of balms, also stains.. but mostly balm stains.

  9. Anne says:

    My top five makeup brands:
    Urban Decay
    Rimmel London
    Benefit (Cheating here, because actually I’m only into their skincare line – Foamingly Clean is my HG cleanser and I never want to be without it.)
    Max Factor (Their new blushes are to die for. I guess you could call them dupes for the Hourglass AL blushes, and they are much more wallet-friendly.)

    Have fun watching the fight!


  10. Yanisa Allison says:

    I never use any of my eyebrow products because I’m sooo heavy-handed my brows turn into ogre brows!

  11. I am loving the Bioderma right now!

  12. sherry says:

    Something I almost never use in my makeup bag (well, in my lipstick spinner, anyway) is my drugstore lipsticks. The ones I have left are the decently-performing ones that have survived my periodic purges, but I still tend to reach for the mid-range or high-end formulas because I like them so much better. Plus, I’m a sucker for fancy packaging, and the Revlon/Nyx/Maybelline just ain’t cutting it in that department (:

  13. Daniela says:

    High-intensity relaxing! I love this expression!
    Good luck with your house project, I’m currently renovating and redecorating my appartment. I plan to move back by the end of July. It’s so much work but I hope it will be fantastic in the end.

  14. NathasjaT says:

    Go Floyd! Lol. I have to work today, though I am hopeful to watch the fight tonight and get some shopping in (I’m obsessed with the patterned loose fitting pants lately, even though my hubs calls them ‘clown pants’ – sigh) and some flowers to spruce up my little balcony.

  15. AQ says:

    I can’t answer most of the suggested questions because I just don’t have the experience. I’m so new to makeup, that I don’t have more than one of anything except eyeshadow and lip gloss, and that’s only because I subscribe to Birchbox/Ipsy.

    So a gift card would be awesomesauce.

  16. Jiji C. says:

    I’m starting to convert to natural products so I’m all about the Josie Maran Cosmetics line.

  17. nlm8 says:

    I almost never use lip liner! Ready for fight night?!

  18. Mallory says:

    The new wash and dry MAC packaging is to die for. I need it in my collection!!!!

  19. Aina Y says:

    Ahhh love to win and get a new chanel perfume for my mom!

  20. Elizabeth says:

    New on my wishlist are Chanel Rouge Coco in Gabrielle and Bobbi Brown Gel Sparkle in Sunlit Bronze!

  21. Isabella says:

    Hi Karen! Hope you are having a great Caturday! I hardly ever use my eyelash curlers. I spent a small fortune on them (Shu Uemura) and they just don’t fit my eye shape right. I never have to clean them though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • May says:

      OMG Isabella!! I too have a Shu Uemura eyelash curler that I have not used (bought it last year). I have no excuses as this one does fit my eye shape. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Isabella says:

        It’s just one of those tools that are easy to forget I guess ๐Ÿ˜› Do you see a great differens in you lashes when you remember to use it?

        • May says:

          Isabella, I have not even opened the box/packaging! I did try it out before I purchased it. There were two types I was going to buy the one that only curled the outer end lashes but since I could not figure out how to do it myself the sales associate told me not buy it. She made me try the normal one which I was able to use. To answer your question I did notice a bit of a difference.

          Did you try your out before you purchased yours?

  22. Joni Mingus says:

    hi Karen, it’s really warming up here in Ohio. enjoying the day with my 10 month old daughter ๐Ÿ™‚ used my naked palette yesterday after not using for awhile and it was great, loved my look.

  23. elyse says:

    I find myself totally obsessed with foundation releases but nothing is ever quite right. Armani luminous silk is the closest but it’s too spendy to layer for medium-full coverage everyday. I’m hoping the new coverfx will be the one!

  24. Katherine Taylor says:

    I am completely in love with Kat Von D cosmetics. Her eyeshadows are so awesome. They blend so well and I love the shade and contour eye palette. It’s literally my baby.



  26. Karen says:

    The fastest I can comfortably do my makeup and still feel I look reasonable is 15 minutes. Any less than that and I feel I’m just slapping it on and it’s not going to look very good. Of course, ideally I’d have 30 minutes every day to leisurely do my makeup, but that is rare.

  27. Laura says:

    I always wear lip balm to keep my lips hydrated.

  28. Davette Martin says:

    I love high end makeup. Now that the kids are all grown & out of the house, I have more money to spend on nice things for me.

  29. Lindsay says:

    i almost never wear lip gloss. i only have 1 & i always forego it for matte or satin lipsticks

  30. Jenn P says:

    Something that makes me weirdly emotional….Steel Magnolias, cry every time!

  31. Marissa says:

    Hi there! My current favorite products have been mostly Korean skincare lately. I’m in love with Tony Moly, It’s Skin, and Skinfood! Otherwise I’ve had the great pleasure of trying out Tarte’s Park Ave Princess palette and TooFaced’s Melted Lipsticks… Divine & Addicted, lol! Oh, and #TeamPacquio btw โœŒ Beautiful blog and thank you for the opportunity to win your awesome giveaway!

  32. jaclyn says:

    Something in my makeup bag I don’t use is a sample of a charcoal-based nose peel. I’m afraid of what I’ll see…

  33. Dani says:

    My favorite makeup brands right now are Nars, Mufe & Mac. I can do my makeup in about 10 minutes. I’ve always been drawn to a matte lip.

  34. Berry says:

    I don’t use an eyelash curler at all. I’ve never been able to master the art of curling lashes without pinching my eyelid, so I’ve just accepted my semi straight lashes and not going to worry about it.

  35. Stephanie says:

    I was totally obsessed with lip gloss, but now that I’m growing my hair out I prefer lipstick. (What does growing my hair out have to do with it? Long hair gets stuck in lip gloss and it’s so gross) Plus I like that lipstick lasts longer, I smack my lips and chew on them so lip gloss is gone in less than an hour on me.

    I just recently cleaned my eyelash curler because it was sticking to my eyelashes.

    I am obsessed with MAC lately, I’ve discovered several MAC products that I absolutely love.

  36. Hi Karen! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. Some of my favorite make-up brands right now are Smashbox, MUFE and Estรฉe Lauder!
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous! summer 2015 collection

  37. Aditi says:

    My routine varies from 5 mins to an hour, haha. Most days it’s just concealer, brow gel and tinted lip balm!

  38. Mary Marรญa says:

    5 minutes, if I want, I can be super quick!!

  39. maria says:

    Would love this! Could use some makeup!

  40. Dennise says:

    I’m packing to visit the Manila, but am undecided on the products I should bring because I hear it’s SWELTERING right now. Any tips?

  41. Marina Grigรณrio says:

    My favorite lipstick formula ever are: MATTE! I’d love it! <3

  42. Susan T. says:

    I am a tinted balm girl all the way! Maybelline Baby Lips, Burt’s Bees and Clinique Superbalm are my favorites.

  43. onegreatsmile says:

    Making ice cubes makes me weirdly emotional. I generally use no ice in most of my beverages, but one of my exes did. We didn’t work out the way I expected, so now reaching into the freezer to make them makes me a tad melancholy.

  44. Michelle says:

    I’ve never washed my eyelash curler before ๐Ÿ™

  45. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I almost never use eyeliner !

  46. Shradha Luthria says:

    My top favourite make up brands would be Mac, Urban Decay, Chanel, Too Faced & Nars!! :)) it’s so hard getting good drugstore products in India! Happy Weekend Karen. . x

  47. Sylvia says:

    I think I can do a decent but basic job on my makeup in 10 minutes or under.

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    i like elf cosmetics, have so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. CR Williams says:

    I recently have been using a perfume I haven’t used in along time but I don’t know who is the brand.

  50. Amy says:

    I pretty much only use lip balm.

  51. Nicole says:

    I’m addicted to lip balm!

  52. Emily L says:

    I LOOOOOVE Nyx Butter Lip Balms! Perfect blend of color and moisturizing. Always have a few in my purse.

  53. Sandy says:

    I wear lipstick the most.
    5 favorite brands: Make Up For Ever, Guerlain, Urban Decay, Revlon, NYX

  54. Doreena says:

    My absolute favorite perfume is Angel!!!

  55. Katrina says:

    I got a bit emotional when i was watching the pacquiao-mayweather 24/7 earlier cause i was so touched by manny’s story. He was born in poverty and now he’s so successful in life and i feel really happy for him! ๐Ÿ™‚ i hope he wins tomorrow! It will be shown here at 6am i think. (It’s 9pm, saturday here in saudi right now)
    Katrina recently posted … DupeAlert #2: MAC Faux & Kat Von D Lovecraft

  56. Andrea Pauquette says:

    For daytime, I always use lip liner and a tinted lip balm such as Burts Bees.

  57. JudithB says:

    I find myself not reaching for my Kay Von D lipsticks at all. I only have a few but they are not appealing to me.

  58. Angela says:

    I’m just starting to foster a rescue kitten that I’m thinking is only 3 weeks old – ahhh!

  59. Angela says:

    I have a quick 5 minute makeup routine for when I am running late (which is always) but it always turns out better when I have the time.
    The brand/product I am currently in love with are the Sephora Cream lip stains, just loving the matte bright colors right now

  60. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Excited for the fight but completely over the extreme commercialism of the event. My twitter feed is full of sponsored ads with Manny promoting everything under the sun (phones, candy, headphones). They just keep sticking products in his hand, snapping photos & promoting them on Twitter under Manny’s profile. And I don’t even follow him on Twitter. Insane!
    But back on topic, I’m loving longwear lip stains as of late…

  61. Paol Trenny says:

    I wear tinted lip balm the most and my fastest time is 7 minutes.

  62. Andrea Amy says:

    i use lip balm the most, and generally when I want colour on my lips I prefer lip gloss over lip stain or lip stick .

  63. nat ogu says:

    i almost never use my nyx milk pencil anymore the lorac and kvd shades are so pigmented i rarely reach for it

  64. @PinkLacedPoppy says:

    Hi karen! been following awhile, we talked about our kitties awhile back. Turns out Belle is actually Dash, haha. He’s been a rambunctious fella and I have my eyes on the blog for all the fun summer makeup coming! Love the fun you have doing these, I think we could probably drink mimosas in real and and debate how many pics of kittens is too much;:)

  65. Mary W says:

    How does lip gloss stay on your lips for so long? With me it’s gone in minutes. I use a lip pencil to fill the entire lip area and then a good heavily tinted lipstick such as Too Faced Melted or some of the long lasting lipsticks out there. Really want to try the new Too Faced Melted Metallics.

  66. Mica says:

    It’s hard to pick just five! But I suppose my five favorite makeup brands (as of now) are NARS, make up for ever, rms beauty, and MAC.
    But I’m on a roll now! My five favorite skincare brands are Aesop, Ren, Mizon, Josie maran, and Fresh.
    Word to the wise, Karen – if you haven’t already, you must try Aesop products! They’re lifechangers, without a doubt. I seriously think I could talk to you all day about skin care and makeup ๐Ÿ˜›

  67. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen I’m rootin’ for you to finish your office project. You’ve inspired me to do a little sprucing myself in my office. Although I can’t clean my office in 10 min., what I can do is makeup in 10 min. on days that I am running late for work. That means quickly putting on primer, tinted moisturizer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, filling in my brows, a little blush, and mascara.

  68. Shagun says:

    my favorite lip product is a tinted lip balm..

  69. buckycatt says:

    Excited to hear the name of the new Princess of Cambridge. Happy with my Nars Audacious Claudia (cool pink) & Triple X lipgloss (as recommended by @karenmbb)

  70. Christiana Mercier says:

    If I’m just going to the shops or for a walk around the bay…I can get ready in about 20 minutes. Since I turned 45 more time goes into skin care and prep than before. But then I don’t have to spend a lot of time with foundations and things because I don’t use them that much

  71. Maria Therese says:

    I think I can do my makeup in 10 min but I love using time doing my makeup so when I do my makeup in the morning before work I think I use 20 ish min ,when I don’t dillydally

  72. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I mostly wear lip balm.

  73. Allison Downes says:

    One of my favorite makeup brands at the moment is Tarte! I really love their mascaras, and their clay masks as well.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Chelsea says:

    I very rarely use eyeliner! Liquid or kohl, it just always look weird along my lash line, so I always skip it.

  75. Rosie R says:

    5 favorite makeup brands right now are Too Faced, NYX cosmetics, Colourpop, Physicians Formula and Milani!! Really into finding beauty on a budget!
    And I’ve gotten my makeup routine down to 15-20 minutes if I do it right! The most time consuming part of it is deciding WHAT I want to use. So I try to lay out what I’m using the night before. :))

  76. Brwnfruit says:

    Finals were last week, I’m exhausted! I have one friggan week before summer classes start (so bogus!) I’m only taking two classes this summer, I need at least fifteen minutes for makeup, if there’s no time I’ll just do brows and a chunky shadow pencil, I’m so sad that MUFE discontinued their shadow pencils.

  77. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen (and Catureday to you Mr. Tabs) Today is all about relaxation for me as well and I’ll get in some yoga during the middle portion of it. Right now I’m just giving myself a combo mani/pedi just as a bonus – plus in warmer states it’s always sandal weather.
    Top 5 makuep brands right now:

    Michael Todd (even though they no longer have a line of cosmetics I’ve still got loads of blushes, bronzers and lippies to use, and that I love).

    p.s. Thanks for the link to the Pink Power Smoothie , Karen. I love me a good smoothie and that sounds delish.

  78. Courtney says:

    I once got strangely emotional at a Hagen Daz commercial. Not my proudest moment, but hey

  79. Jen C says:

    I think I haven’t used my eyeshadow palettes for a long time as I’ve been really busy! And cream shadow sticks are kinda taking over for ease of use now..

  80. Samantha L. says:

    I use tinted balms most frequently, because I have to wear a surgical mask at work and glosses are too sticky!

  81. maria says:

    I almost never use lipliner or eyeliner. That helps me to cut my makeup time down to 10 mins though!

  82. Niki says:

    I’ve never cleaned my eyelash curler. It’s only a month old but that’s still gross I know.

  83. Rachel Go says:

    My latest makeup discovery that I am loving are cushion compacts! These travel-friendly compacts, which are saturated with foundation, produce a radiant, luminous look. These are, for sure, the next big innovation from Korea.

    P.S. On a side note, I can’t seem to wear lip gloss without getting my hair sticky!

  84. anissa says:

    hello, my name is anissa & i am a lip balm addict.

    the end.

  85. Bea West says:

    I never use the eyelash curler in my cosmetic bag.

  86. athena rutherford says:

    I almost never use my potted gel liner! Way too lazy.

  87. Jackie Julty says:

    I really like Bobbi Brown’s products. Currently, I am using her Extra Tinted Moisture balm. I also like Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, but alas, the new Crema Nuda did not match my skin tone.(will have to wait until more colors come out)Laura Mercier, is also a favorite,especially her lipstick in Maple Brown, which I think is no longer available.

  88. Vikki Billings says:

    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)? My favorite is gloss, I have always loved wearing it.

  89. Sanam says:

    I actually just cleaned my eyelash curler in addition to my makeup brushes just a couple of hours ago!

  90. Aurelie Red says:

    I wear balm, lipstick and sometimes stain !

  91. bhevarri says:

    I have SO MUCH to do today!!

  92. Erin Gray says:

    Yesterday I was in the Sephora we have here in a small town right outside of Ohio. It’s not very big so they don’t have a huge selection and most of the more popular items are usually out of stock. So I walked around for a good bit looking at some Urban Decay and Too Faced items. (I was in heels because I just got out of a job interview) so needless to say,my feet were killing me! I was getting ready to walk out when I heard a lady at the register talking about her birthday gift. I went up to the sales associate and asked her about the birthday gift. It just so happened that I qualified for the birthday gift since my birthday is in the month of May! May 25th,to be exact. ๐Ÿ™‚ I ended up getting 2 NARS lip pencils! I was so stoked lol. Not only did I get a gift for my birthday, I also got the job! I hope everyone’s day was as great as mine was!

  93. Grace says:

    Happy caturday Karen! i’m currently loving ole hendrickson’s 3 little wonders to help with my skin hyperpigmentation & texture. Have a great weekend! Xoxo

  94. MAVIS TAN says:

    my top 5 favourite brands are HOURGLASS, YSL, BY TERRY, LAURA MERCIER and BURBERRY~~~~!

  95. Kuromi says:

    Sounds like u’ll have a blast at your friend’s place. Have a great weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Mala says:

    i recently splurged and bought Bobbi Browns tinted balm since my skin is so dry. Best splurge ever!

  97. Anastassia says:

    I have some eyeshadows that I don’t use very often. I do my makeup in about 10 minutes every day.I don’t have an eye lash curler at the moment.I used to have one a long time ago. I use lip balm every day.Have a nice weekend.

  98. Priscilla S. says:

    I typically wear lip balm and gloss.

  99. Summer says:

    I’m sure I can put some sort of makeup on my face in 5/10 mins, but for me to actually get makeup on that makes me feel like a slightly more polished version of me, I think I’m in for 15 mins

  100. Adonna Williams says:

    Five brands of makeup I love.

  101. Chelsea says:

    I almost never wear lipstick. I wear Becca beach tints on my lips quite a bit, or tinted balm.

  102. Olivia says:

    My five favorite makeup brands right now are Urban Decay, Wet N Wild, Mac, Nyx, and Nars!

  103. Monica says:

    MY five favorite makeup brands would be: urban decay, mac, makeup forever, tarte, and too faced

  104. Meg says:

    I’ve been obsessed with liquid lipsticks lately, that’s all I’ve been using!
    Meg recently posted … LASplash Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipstick in Ghoulish

  105. Cathy says:

    Yikes!! I never thought of cleaning my eyelash curler. My top two favorite make-up brands are Tarte and BE.

  106. Rachel H says:

    I have an eyeshadow primer that I RARELY ever use. But it does come in handy for those random times I need it!

  107. I’m going to the movies to see The Avengers tonight, so I’m excited. The Pac vs. Mayweather fight cost too much on paypal and I have children to feed, lol.

  108. Carla S says:

    I have eyeliner in my bag and never use it.I wear lip gloss the most.I can do my makeup in 10 minutes.

  109. Aviva says:

    I take at least 25 minutes to do my makeup!

  110. Illy Junus says:

    I take 10 minutes to finished my makeup, and my 5 makeup brand that i like is right now is josie maran, urban decay, physician formula, maybelline and vintage (found from ipsy)

  111. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have never been able to get the eyelash curler to work, so it’s an item in my makeup bag I do not use!!

  112. susan says:

    I wish I could do 5 minutes, I’m trying! More like 10 or maybe even 15.

  113. Emily C says:

    I am loving Inglot shadows right now.

  114. Claudia Davis says:

    OK…you asked about the last time I cleaned your eyelash curler…well, never. I am embarrassed to say I own two but never figured out the right way to use them so I never do.

  115. Maria Malaveci says:

    Something I hardly every wear that is in my makeup bag is my red lipstick. I love it on me but feel a little self conscious wearing it to work, even though it looks amazing on me


  116. Lulle says:

    The fastest I can do my makeup is 5 minutes. It consists of: cream eyeshadow, undereye concealer, powder foundation, mascara, cream blush, lipstick/gloss.
    Lulle recently posted … Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Peach Beach for a warm glow

  117. Kathy Czichotzki says:

    My favorite brands right now are: Tarte, Estรฉe Lauder, Mary Kay, Pixi and Revlon.

    thank you for the giveaway!

  118. Arlene S. says:

    I started watching the show parks and rec last night maaaybe because I have a huge crush on Chris Pratt (&a bigger one on his wife Anna) so far it’s super funny.

  119. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’ve never cleaned my eyelash curler before.

  120. I really want to love a new perfume, I am stuck on Valentino Rock n Rose…almost out but its hard to walk in and smell different perfumes. I feel like I am stuck in a perfume time loop.

  121. Andrea Darst says:

    Something in my make up bag I never use is the ELF lip primer on one side and plumper on the other. I bought it to try and keep my lipstick on longer, but it goes on my lips white and that doesn’t work well with most lip colors.

  122. sarah thompson says:

    The lip formula I wear the most is a stain. I’m realm loving the new Rimmel Provocalips 16hr. They wear super long and dont dry out my lips. They are quite similar to the Aqua lips by MUFE, but way cheaper!

  123. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I prefer lipstick or a stain over any other kind of lip formula.

  124. Jessie C. says:

    I can do my makeup in 5 minutes.

  125. Jessica says:

    I have put myself on a beauty diet; focusing on using what I have and making sure I enjoy every piece without stressing myself out over trying to use things up that don’t work for me or that are old. I quite enjoy shopping my stash ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Kellyn says:

    Lately my favorite lip formula are long-wearing liquid lipsticks!

  127. Oh my god am I gettin down on that fight! My Mister-Man is cooking these awesome pork chops caribbean jerk style mmmm I am one lucky lady today ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS Thanks for reminding me to clean my eyelash curler *wink*

  128. Coline T. says:

    Dior is my favorite brand for makeup, makeup brushes and skin care ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Suzanne G says:

    I am putting on lip balm every couple hours daily.

  130. Jessica says:

    I actually clean my eyelash curler everyday right after I use it – just wipe the mascara off of it. I clean all of my brushes and my Clarisonic once a week (usually on Sundays). Hope you have a great weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. chickie brewer says:

    I’m always using balms or lib gloss.. Sometime I feel like I have the driest lips around..:(

  132. Zovesta says:

    I always use lipstick. I never use lipbalm or lipstains and rarely use lipgloss – and that’s just over lipstick.

    And as for how fast I can do my makeup, I guess technically one minute, if I just bother to put on mascara or lipstick. But I never do that, I always like to put on a bit of concealer, tinted moisturizer/bb cream, lipstick, eyeshadow, and mascara. So it ends up taking around 10 minutes… if I go the whole yard, it takes me close to an hour. Ach!
    Zovesta recently posted … ColourPop Makes Me Wanna Burst With Joy

  133. Lisa Foster says:

    The lip formula I use the most is balms. I like balms like Color Whisper and Baby Lips that you can just throw on without looking in a mirror.

  134. Robin says:

    My five faves right now: Too Faced, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Nars, and KBShimmer (their summer nail polish collection looks off the hook!). Thanks for the chance to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. Al says:

    The lip formula I wear most is lipstick.

  136. Sandy says:

    I NEVER clean my eye lasher curler anymore because I threw it away! That is because I now use and LOVE BeneFit Roller Lash. Never liked curling my eyelashes anyway and this is a wonderful mascara. On another note, my daughter and I were saying yesterday that you are so darn cute and that maxi dress is adorable on you.

  137. margarita says:

    Top 5 makeup brands are: Urban Decay, Benefit, Chanel, MAC, and Too Faced. Happy Saturday! <3

  138. Jenna D says:

    I can’t remember the last time I cleaned my eyelash curler, blah. I like lipstains and sometimes glosses.

  139. Despina Veneti says:

    I prefer hydrating lipsticks.
    Thank you very much!

  140. Kalli Melia says:

    I actually cleaned my eyelash curler 2 days ago! I was running a few minutes late and I had to stop and clean it for no real reason.

  141. Maddie says:

    I love weekends! I’m going to paint my nails hot pink with my new Butter London polish in Flusher Blusher.

  142. Rachel R. says:

    Hi! My five favorite makeup brands right now are MUFE, Urban Decay, Tarte, Nyx, and e.l.f.

  143. Sarah Sq. says:

    Confession time: I don’t even own an eyelash curler!

  144. Susan Steiner says:

    I am loving organic makeup and skincare! I am a cancer survivor and want to minimize the chemicals going on (and in) my body.

  145. Jennifer X says:

    I carry around hand cream and didn’t use it at all for the first several months that I had it… and my hands get too dry a lot.

  146. BlackAsphodel says:

    “Something that makes you weirdly emotional?”

    Slash fiction, my guilty pleasure.

  147. judyo says:

    wash my eyelash curler? just got out of the hosp for severe pneumonia, and i can hardly wash myself! thanks, i could use a pickup

  148. Solangel says:

    I’m all over Kat Von D right now, favorite brand eveeeer

  149. Jules says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now?

    NARS, Hourglass, Too Faced, Kat von D, Bite.

    Something in your makeup bag that you never (or almost never) use?

    Eyeliner! I have shaky hands and always end up with the line about half a centimetre above my eyelashes, so I’ve mostly given up.

    When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler?

    Don’t use/need one?

    Something that makes you weirdly emotional?

    Clinique’s Happy and Nag Champa incense. Both have strong scent memories for me – my grandmother wore Happy and Nag Champa reminds me of spending time with my aunt and uncle as a kid – some of the happiest days of my life.

    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)?

    Lipstick > lip balm > lip gloss > lip stain.

    Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?

    About 15/20 minutes, although I’m working on getting it faster!

  150. TrippyPixie says:

    Though I do love lip color, I am also a lip balm freak.

  151. Sandy says:

    My favorite brands right now our Stila, and Loreal. I go from Drug store products to Sephora products. I’m constantly looking for lipgloss and mascara so I have alot. I just bought another Buxom gloss.
    I use a shu uemura eyelash curler every morning and replace the curling pad every 6 months or so ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I never clean it, other than wiping the curler every few days or so.
    My makeup can be done in less than 10 minutes, but my eyeshadow is pretty simple and neutral.

  152. Meghan says:

    My five favourite brands right now are Nars, Burberry, MAC, Bobbi Brown and Hourglass!

  153. Alice says:

    Right now: I love Tarte, Josie Maran, Burt’s Bees (their lip crayons!), Make Up Forever, and Becca.

  154. Amy says:

    I like to wear lipstick the most. Lipgloss always makes hair stick to my face, if the wind is blowing.

  155. Caroline says:

    5 faves at the moment: Laneige, Tarte, Sonia K, Too Faced, Beauty Blender

    I love lipstick and glosses.

    One item in make up bag I never use….lip primer. I forget.

    Weekend….cleaning up, relaxing, and playing with the kittehs. The twins are 9 today .

  156. When I get stressed I cry. It’s so stupid. If I got called into the principals office, waterworks. If I had to make a presentation or something, Niagra Falls. If my boss questions something I did, faucet. Stupid.

  157. Tracy says:

    Bobbi Brown, The Body Shop, Stila, Becca and YSL. These have been in my daily arsenal for weeks now. I normally rotate but haven’t been lately.
    Tracy recently posted … Review: Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

  158. Elmira says:

    It’s been a long while (6 mos) since I cleaned that eyelash curler. EEP

  159. Jennifer says:

    My lawn is finally turning green. Yay!!!

  160. Elena says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now?

    -UD, Too Faced, KVD, Chanel and Tom Ford

    When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler?
    Just the other day!

    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)?
    Balm/gloss. Lipstick (at least the colors I have) is a little too hard to maintain and touch up at work

    Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?
    10 minutes! I could probably do 5 if it was a very minimal look!

  161. samantha turnbull says:

    I never use my eyelash curler! luckily i was blessed with really long eyelashes so if i curl them they poke me in the eyelid lol.

  162. Bertha says:

    5 minute makeup is my specialty!

  163. Preena says:

    My 5 favorite brands right now: Nars, Becca, MAC, Marc Jacobs, and Milani

  164. Lizzie says:

    Right now I’m loving MAC, theBalm, too faced, NYX, and essence.

  165. Terri says:

    I tend to use a tinted balm the most. I especially love Maybelline Baby Lips.

  166. Erin Ortiz says:

    Five makeup brands I’m loving at the moment are Clinique, Urban Decay, Tarte, Too Faced, and Smashbox.

    Two things that get me oddly emotional-
    1. Disney movies-I sob like a baby.
    2. Animals in movies…nothing better happen to them.

  167. Divina says:

    Pacman has already beat Mayweather. Anyone who beats women is a loser in my book. GO PACMAN!!!!

  168. Lori P says:

    My favorite five brands of makeup are Tarte, Make Up For Ever, IT Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs and Sephora’s Own Brand

  169. Rosemary says:

    Chanel. I’m a Chanel and some Guerlain girl. Speaking of Chanel, I went to the counter today and came home with the new purple (OMG amazing color–little bits of pink and pale blue shimmer inside a bunch of lilac-purple goodness) and brown eyeshadow crayon/stick things for summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. Jenn says:

    I never use that nude/white liner in my bag. It looks weird on me sometimes ๐Ÿ™

  171. Lorraine says:

    Chanel and Bobbi Brown are my fave makeup brands now.

  172. Jessica says:

    โ€ข What are your five favorite makeup brands right now? MUFE, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, NARS, Anastasia

    โ€ข When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler? I spray it with alcohol daily and wipe it clean.

    โ€ข What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)? Balm. Itโ€™s always underneath anything else I put on my lips.

    โ€ข Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?
    I can do it in 10 but it wonโ€™t look wonderful or exciting. 20 mins is preferred for a complete look.

  173. Celia says:

    OHMIGOSH, you know what makes me weirdly emotional? I’m always frustrated in traffic because I’m always in the passing lane behind someone who wants to go 55, but then every once in a while- you know when there’s been a bad storm and you get to a stop light that’s broken (not even blinking yellow lights) and people work together and take turns and no one is grumpy or crabby or cuts the line? Always makes me tear up! And then I’m all “yay, Humanity, we can have nice things!!” Hmmm… Maybe I just like to see people being nice to people for no particular reason.

  174. Justine says:

    Sometimes commercials make me weirdly emotional!

  175. Jennifer M-K says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now? Urban Decay (everything), MAC (everything), stila (eyeliner pens), Fresh (sugar tinted lip balm), bite beauty (lipstick)

  176. Tania G says:

    I have a lot of lipstick that I love but lately all i’ve been wearing are lip balms.

  177. Sylvia H. says:

    Something in your makeup bag that you never (or almost never) use?
    Almost everyone on YouTube talked about how lining lower water line with a nude eyeliner made your eyes look bigger, so I bought one. I never used it because I’m just too lazy to be bothered with that extra step…

  178. Christina says:

    My favorite makeup brands….hmmmm…I would say Nars, MAC, Hourglass,
    Burberry and Urban Decay!

  179. Lynn T. says:

    I think everything in my makeup bag is unused, except for the concealer and foundation compact that i usually forgot to pack in the bag. I have lipstick and liners, eyeshadow and tide pen…but i just don’t use them or don’t realize i need to retouch my makeup.

  180. Maggie says:

    I’ve never used the eyeshadow primer in my make up bag.

  181. Denay says:

    Something in my makeup bag is a lipstick because it fades the fastest and my lips crave the moisture.

  182. anita says:

    Incredibly cheesy foreign college age romance movies make me unnecessarily emotional, still not sure why.

  183. Sally says:

    I clean my eyelash curler every time I use it!!

  184. Hannah says:

    I could probably do my makeup in like 15? minutes but I usually spend like 30-45

  185. Karenine says:

    I could possibly do my makeup in 20-25 minutes. It would be ideal to throw my face on in 5! Practice, practice, practice!

  186. Sarah W says:

    If I’m really pressed I can do 5 minutes!

  187. CPSmith says:

    Eyelash curler? What’s that??

  188. Renee says:

    Ooooh top 5 sounds fun!

    1. Tarte
    2. Too Faced
    3. Neutragena
    4. Physicians Formula
    5. Cover Girl

  189. jules m. says:

    my five favorite makeup brands are : Benefit, NARS, Revlon, Maybelline and Lancome

  190. samantha says:

    definitely chap stick i dont like my lips even being remotely dry so i got to have some in my purse. 2nd would be lip gloss.

  191. sienna says:

    Oops, never clean my eyelash curler. Thanks for the reminder to do so!

  192. Amber says:

    Doing my friends’ and other peoples’ makeup makes me so happy, it’s not even funny!

  193. Suzanne C says:

    Oooo, all the pretty bottles! I’m on a mission to find my new signature scent for the summer. Does anyone know of a light scent that involves cherry blossoms?

    I do my everyday makeup in about 10 minutes. I have it down to a science. (Okay, so I’m in a horrible, boring rut.) And the item I most seldom use is my eyelash curler. And mascara, for that matter. I have almost no eyelashes; no amount of curling or mascara-ing will make those stubby, thin things look full and lush.

  194. marlena says:

    The fastest is 5 min., but that’s only curling my eyelashes, putting on mascara, spot concealing, and blush.

  195. Holly says:

    I catered a baby shower earlier so I thought I’d just stopping by to say hi & thanks for choosing me a few weeks ago! I’m really looking forward to picking out some great makeup; the hard part is narrowing my “loves” to a manageable amount…some day I’ll in the Lotto & be able to buy everything on the list! Thanks for some great posts this week, Karen, & I’m glad your organizing is moving along!

  196. Brittany says:

    Favourite brands at the moment are YSL (Mascara), Estee Lauder (Foundation), Tarte + Clinique for shadows + blushes.

    I have a few primers…and none have become a regular in my routine!

    On the lips it’s either natural balms or (total opposite) long-wear matte lip colour.

    I can do a 10 minute application – If I don’t get lost in perfecting the lashes ๐Ÿ˜›

  197. Marisa says:

    My most commonly used lip item are my tinted lip balms, especially my tinted Baby Lips ๐Ÿ™‚ When I think about it, I love my opaque lip creams (wearing SweetPea & Faye “Willa” right now and I love it), but the tinted balms are so effortless that they end up being what I reach for automatically.

  198. Teri P says:

    My lips are addicted to Chapstick!!!

  199. Michelle L says:

    Saying goodbye is an emotional thing for me.

  200. alahskal says:

    new favourite perfume for the summer is marc jacobs daisy dream smells fresh and clean.

  201. Lejla H says:

    It is so hard to choose my top five makeup brands but…..I’d have to say Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Too Faced, Hourglass and Becca! Love your blog! Keep up the great work and thank you for the giveaway and opportunity!

    xo Lejla

  202. Emily says:

    That Hallmark commercial where the old basketball team all signs the card for the coach always gets me.

  203. Emily says:

    I have a tiny, sample-size, Bobbi Brown, cream blush in my makeup bag that I’ve never used, yet I’ve carried it with me for at least a year. I have no idea why!

  204. Regina Girardi says:

    I wear the most gloss.

  205. Lily says:

    I keep buying bright eyeshadows but I only ever use my neutrals

  206. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti says:

    โ€ขWhatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?

    Five minutes — that’s all the time it takes to use a little concealer, maybe a bit of blush; then, eye shadow, eyelash curler, mascara, and lip gloss, and I’m done!

  207. Nupur says:

    five favourite makeup brands are mac loreal lakme maybelline and derma.
    eyebrow pencil I never use
    A long time back i dont remember I thought to clean my eyelash curler.
    I wear lipsticks the most.
    The fastest I can do makwup in 10 min minimum.

  208. Kirsten says:

    I don’t think I have five favorite makeup brands at the moment, but I’m loving the handful of Inglot shadows I got and the two Too Faced Melteds.

  209. Jessica says:

    I was a responsible adult and weeded my backyard this morning and put up a new mirror in my master bathroom… and then I bought a boatload of makeup on Hautelook. Mostly the Balm (all three Manizers, two blushes, and a lipstick) and one liquid metal from Illamasqua.

    Adulting is hard.

  210. Tee A says:

    This weekend is full of soccer games, 4 in total. I always make sure to put a lot of sunscreen on myself and the kids.

  211. Maggie says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now? That’s pretty easy actually. Makeup Forever, IT Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, Revlon, and Urban Decay. If I could throw in a sixth–Clinique which also happens to be my first foray out of drugstore makeup.

    Something in your makeup bag that you never (or almost never) use? Glitter liquid eyeliner. I love it–but I’m a non-night crawler in a makeup optional town plus I have sensitive eyelids.

    When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler? Months ago. Yuck, I know.

    Something that makes you weirdly emotional? Death in movies makes me sniffle and teary-eyed–even if it’s a minor character. Shhh…it’s my little secret–everyone else seems to think that I either laugh or am as cool as a cucumber. Not true at all–I just make it a point to skip the sappy movies. =)

    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)? Most Worn is lip balm. Most Enjoy Applying is lipstick.

  212. genesis says:

    Sounds fun. I have no interest in sports. I’m sure facebook will keep me up to date though. PS we just got our baby kitten!

  213. Virginia says:

    I just remembered my Laura Mercier brightening powder for under the eyes. I like it, and it’s been ignored lately.

  214. Becca M says:

    Truth time. I’m so lazy about keeping my lash curler clean that I just went to the store and bought a new one instead of cleaning the old one. I have no shame (I’m a little ashamed).

  215. Melissa says:

    My cat is doing his nightly mrows right now, sort of like whines or cries because he realizes he’s all alone in the dark. That’s my guess.

  216. debbie says:

    Autumn here in new zealand and the days are glorious with sunshine and the nights are turning cold but that’s ok stew by a warm fire? So toasty. My cat is sitting by hubbys computer despite the fact that he has a basket and hand knitted blankie I made him ๐Ÿ™

  217. MelodyJ says:

    I use lip balm most.

  218. Suzi says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now?

    Something in your makeup bag that you never (or almost never) use?
    *face primer

    When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler?
    *stopped using my only lash curler a long time ago

    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)?
    *lipstick! My favorite one at the moment is mac damn glamorous

    Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?
    *My full face takes me at least 20. I’m lucky if I can get my foundation, powder and blush on in 5 minutes lol.

  219. I can do my makeup in 5 minutes if I have to!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … theBalm How ’bout them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream Palette : Swatches, Review

  220. Deanna says:

    If I go real fast I can get my make-up done in like 20 minutes.

  221. Tiffany says:

    I spend about 10-15 minutes daily to do my make up, but if I’m running late, I can get it done under 10 minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  222. Rhoda K says:

    Erm, it’s been a while since I cleaned my eyelash curler. *adds to to-do list*

  223. Lisa says:

    In an emergency I can be presentable in 5 minutes, but I prefer 20. I’m addicted to balms but I’m trying to wear lipstick more.

  224. Tori says:

    I hardly ever use my eyeshadow singles, doesn’t stop me buying more though!!!

  225. Angela R says:

    Mattes are my favorite. I want to try lip balms.

  226. The last time I cleaned my eyelash curler was three weeks ago. Not because it was dirty (it was), but because Little Bean had grabbed it and it was all wet and gross after she returned it…
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Taking out the Trash – Empties

  227. Ledz says:

    Five make-up brands I’ve been loving…. I’m mildly obsessed with HOURGLASS these days haha! NARS owns my heart when it comes to bases. I’ve finally gotten my hands on my very first HAKUHODO brush and it’s luuuuurve! I’ve also fallen for COLOURPOP hehe. And I’m still loyal to CHANEL nail polishes.

  228. Dianne Arsenault says:

    I don’t use eyeliner because I can never get it right.

  229. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen, have a nice weekend!

  230. Ericca says:

    I never cleaned an eyelash curler because I never used an eyelash curler. I have two and they’re from subscription services.
    My favorite finishes on a lipstick is matte and satin. I feel like both are very sexy on women who have very full lips. Wearing glosss makes me feel like I’m calling more attention to my full lips like I’m Lisa rinna. Love her but you get the idea, are they fake ,are they real? Anyways, My top skincare brands are:
    Ole henriksen

  231. Merle Toasty says:

    Oh i really want to win this,since it’s really Hard to get products from Kat von D in Germany!

    I can Do my everyday makeup in 10 Minutes, but for more dramatic looks i need at least 30 minutes.

    Greetings from Germany!

  232. Vanessa says:

    I wear tinted lip balm most, but want to start layering a stain underneath for long lasting intensity.

  233. Lulubelle says:

    It takes me 20-30 minutes to do my makeup, minimum. I’ll all about not being rushed and enjoying the process.

  234. Chelsea M says:

    I use lip balm the most. I also never wear really dark tinted balm.

  235. Aenea says:

    Right now, lip balm is only what i can put on my lips. It’s going to be winter soon so my lips are so dry.

  236. Melissa Vaught says:

    I wish I could do my makeup in 5 minutes! I can do a basic look in 10 minutes and a decent full look in 20.

    What mascara do you like best for volume?

  237. Kim Henrichs says:

    After watching the Kentucky Derby I really want a Mint Julep!

  238. Trillina Palemi says:

    I dont have a eyelash curler :-/

  239. Wayne says:

    Sigh. Problem with newest foster cat, she’s attacking the other cats and will have to go sooner rather than later. ๐Ÿ™

  240. Liz says:

    I wear lip balm every day. Even if I’m sick in bed.

  241. Ann says:


  242. Jordi says:

    Definitely lip gloss. I put it on several times a day!

  243. Emiliya Petkova says:

    I usually wear lipstick.I’ve never cleaned my eyelash curler because I don’t have one. ๐Ÿ™

  244. Ida Gunnarsrud says:

    I mostly use lipbalms, because my lips get sooooo chapped!

  245. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been a bum this weekend. I work the 3rd shift so usually I sleep while the rest of the world is up. Yesterday, I took my mom to the Air Show we had on base. I think she enjoyed it. I got to show her the planes I work on (I’m active duty Air Force) and today I’m just watching Murder She Wrote. because I fully intend to continue being a bum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  246. Anna says:

    Trying not to be sick this weekend is my main goal. But, in other news, my sister and I are going on a getaway soon, and it could not be at a better time!!

  247. kathy says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  248. Jane P. says:

    Now that I read your question I just realized that I almost never clean my eyelash curler! (ewww). The last time was like 6 months ago? O_O

  249. Angelica Cadiente says:

    The new Nyx Brow pencil is an insane dupe for the Anastasia brow wiz. Same awesome thin, fine point, great range of colors, the Browns aren’t too orangey! At half the price. Love it. Try it!!

  250. Ashleigh says:

    Happy weekend Karen! <3 Running another 5k on Tuesday, thanks for inspirational fitness posts!

    Something in my makeup bag I almost never use is eye cream. I don't think I will be purchasing another one for a very long time, because it seems like an extra step when my normal moisturizer can be used instead. Another product is shimmery bronzer (mine is from The Body Shop). I whip mine out a few times during the summer, but not enough to really justify having one.

  251. Leah says:

    I never , ever use my eyelash curler. I guess I just have naturally curled lashes or something because it does not do a dang thing for me.

  252. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    I’m weirdly emotional when other people get treated rudely.
    It makes me both furious and sad and I always try to improve the situation instead of simply reacting to it.

  253. Lynn says:

    Milani is my favorite brand, and I love matte lipstick.

  254. richelle bowers says:

    I never use my lip liner

  255. Rose says:

    I mostly wear lipstick!

  256. Jana says:

    Love my lipsticks but I definitely use lipbalms more.

  257. Miki says:

    I’m all about lipstick! I hardly ever wear gloss.

  258. Katie says:

    I try to wipe down my eyelash curler each time I use it but I am totally guilty of needing to give it an honest to goodness cleaning!

  259. Lisa says:

    I love a lip stain!

  260. Marie says:

    I think itยดs about four months since I cleaned my eyelash curler. Iยดm gonna do it now, I promise!

  261. Analy Rodriguez says:

    I really need to clean my eyelash curler, I used it yesterday and my eyelashes got kinda stuck and I really feared that I was going to pluck them all when I tried to remove it :S

  262. Kristy says:

    That Pacquiao/Mayweather fight ended up being so lame and disappointing. I guess I was looking for a definitive knockout and instead we got Mayweather hugging Pacquiao a whole bunch. :/

  263. Steph says:

    I haven’t washed my eyelash curler… in a while. Thanks for the reminder!
    Steph recently posted … Odacitรฉ Discovery Kit – Combination Review, Photos

  264. Ellen says:

    That Sarah Mclachlan ASPCA commercial gets me every time

  265. Daria says:

    5 is the fastest I can do my makeup

  266. Kathleen says:

    Loving my new BB cream.

  267. MonicaP says:

    I’m just at home this weekend ~ packing up for a long 2 day drive to Helena Montana. My folks live there and I’ll be visiting for the month of May ๐Ÿ™‚

    MonicaP recently posted … White eyelet skirt for summer

  268. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    There isn’t any doubt that I wear lip balm/chap stick the most as in all waking hours. If I don’t have on a lip balm then I’m wearing a lip stick.

  269. Kim Green says:

    My vacation is less than two weeks away I’m so excited. Meowwww.

  270. Tamara Mullen says:

    These look like awesome beauty products

  271. Aeris says:

    My make up brands top five is probably a very classical one…

    1. MAC
    2. Urban Decay
    3. Chanel
    4. Too faced
    5. Kiko

  272. Fran says:

    Well, I can do my most minimal makeup (TM or BB cream with SPF, a sprinkling of powder, tinted brow gel, tinted lip balm with SPF, makeup setting spray) in 5-10 minutes, but I usually wear more makeup than that. I really like to have at least a half hour to do my makeup, 45 minutes is better.

    My favorite brands right now? IT Cosmetics, Hourglass, and Anastasia Beverly Hills all make workhorse products that I use daily and would have difficulty doing without. My specialty need is for base products with all-mineral SPF that have good coverage and give a glow-y finish. No one does that like IT Cosmetics. Too Faced’s BB is good, but not enough coverage, and a bit too yellow for me. The Tarte products are too matte for me. Not many other brands are even trying! Hourglass powders and blushes are magical on my older skin. ABH’s Lash Genius and brow gel are part of my daily routine. Make Up For Ever is my tops for eye shadow, Fresh Sugar and Bite Beauty for lip products with SPF (YSL, Clinique, and Perricone make some that I need to try). I also love Urban Decay, Too Faced, and Clinique for eye, cheek and lip colors, and I love MUFE cheek and lip products as well as their eye shadows. Tarte used to be a favorite, but I’ve been using it less since my skin has gotten drier.

  273. Birgit L. says:

    I only use lipstick or lipbalm, because as much as I like the look of lipgloss those brushlike applicators they usually come with … well, let’s just say I’m awfully ticklish! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  274. Crystal says:

    I love stain lipsticks because I hate touching up throughout the day.

  275. Lydia B. says:

    I clean my eyelash curler after every time I use it! Am I abnormal because of it? (:

  276. INCI says:

    10 minutes, if I do my best!

  277. Kellie says:

    I do my makeup in about 10 minutes most mornings, but ideally I would give myself 20-30 for my hair and makeup! Dang snooze button…..I choose ten extra minutes of sleep bore looking polished most days :/ that’s why I live weekends, I have enough time to play when I get ready!

  278. Kathy T says:

    I’m really slow with my makeup so 30 minutes at best ๐Ÿ™

  279. Kristin K says:

    I would <3 to give this to my sister!!! She is a "Sephor-a-holic", and about to be a mom again!!!

  280. Ms. Elise says:

    I tend to use lip balm more than any other formula from sheer laziness. But I love a good, creamy lipstick when I feel like taking the time.

  281. Brian says:

    My five favorite makeup brands at the moment are: Clinique, Colourpop, Too Faced, Maybelline, and MAC.

  282. Linh says:

    Something in my makeup bag that I never (have a chance to) use are eyeliner and eyeshadows because I have severely hooded eyes. It doesn’t matter how bold my eye makeup is, it just won’t show up…

  283. Cinnamon says:

    I have a desk full of makeup products but don’t own one single lip liner! :-/

  284. Kayla W says:

    The fastest that I can do my makeup is probably about 2 or 3 minutes. Sometimes I just feel like swiping a paint pot over my lids and then throwing on some mascara and a lipstick!

  285. Oli says:

    I wear lipstick the most

  286. I can’t even remember the last time I *used* my eyelash curler, never mind clean it…I should put that into the routine, I think.

  287. Michaela says:

    i never use blush!

  288. f says:

    My lashes don’t have any curling capabilities. Boooooo

  289. Anna says:

    I can do my makeup in about 10 minutes.

  290. Chaitali says:

    I use tinted balms everyday and stains for special occasion. Almost never use lip gloss because my long dense hair, that I prefer to leave open would definitely get stuck on the gloss (gross!).

  291. Brittany says:

    I don’t necessarily have a lip formula that I gravitate towards. I do, however, prefer lip products that can be sheered out. An opaque lip color is something I find difficult to wear because I lean towards using a more natural looking mineral foundation on a daily basis. My skin has some pigment inconsistencies due to old acne scaring and so an opaque lip color leaves the look feeling incomplete to me.

  292. Lisa C says:

    I’m on a perfume kick lately, I guess now is the time lol

  293. latanya says:

    the gloss

  294. Annabelle says:

    Something that I bought but don’t really use at the moment is a cult favourite concealer – Nars’ Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard! A very similar drugstore dupe is Maybelline’s Fit Me concealer in 15 – Fair, but I actually prefer the Maybelline! It’s more watery/less creamy if that makes sense, which helps keep it from creasing during the day and blend into the skin more seamlessly (it catches on dry patches less). It’s a winner ๐Ÿ™‚

  295. Melissa Nefalar says:

    I’m currently obsessed with CoverFX but I love Urban Decay.

  296. mrsshukra says:

    I like tinted lip balms and lipsticks!

  297. Valerie says:

    Last time I cleaned my eyelash curler was…. NEVER! It never dawned on me to clean it – EEEWWWW!!!!! Guess that’s on the to do list for today.

  298. Sara says:

    I always wear lip balm.

  299. Diane says:

    I’m a lip gloss junkie!

  300. Maria K says:

    I definitely use lipstick the most often- glosses are often too sticky and high maintenance for me!

  301. Rhia says:

    I always clean my eyelash curler before I use it. Last time was this morning.

  302. Clemence says:

    Don’t wear much on my lips except lip balm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  303. irini says:

    I love matte lipsticks!

  304. Allie says:

    My five fave brands: colourpop lorac urban decay too faced makeup geek

  305. Shelby says:

    I almost never use lipgloss. I’m terrible about reapplying products throughout the day, and I haven’t found a comfortable long wear lipgloss. I prefer lipstick – especially liquid lipsticks.

  306. Marbella Ake says:

    Took a while to choose 5, but my favorite brands are Nars, Colourpop, Anastasia Beverly hills, Mac, Too faced, and Jefree Star Cosmetics. Gotta love liquid lipsticks!

  307. Jennifer says:

    I never use my Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer! I want to get rid of it but hate the idea of throwing away a product only used a few times.

  308. Rina says:

    Most curious to try Makeup Geek right now.

  309. I can probably do my makeup in 10 minutes. I wish I could do it faster than that!
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  310. Byanka Johnson says:

    In a rush I can do my make up within 20 minutes.
    I don’t use a lash curler even though I have one in my make up bag, I’ve notice my lashes come off ๐Ÿ™

  311. Julie P. says:

    I do my basic makeup routine in about 5 minutes

  312. Jen. says:

    I’ve been into lip glosses lately because now my hair is too short to stick to it! It’s a great perk to short hair.

  313. Jessica says:

    My favourite makeup brands would be:
    Marc Jacobs
    Urban decay
    Too faced

  314. Rebecca says:

    the fastest I can do my makeup is like 10 minutes, and I hate having to be that quick. I like to take my time, but sometimes I choose to sleep in instead

  315. Edmond says:

    WOW, I luv to use lip balm. Divine. I get cracked, dry lips all the time.Wow, prize paypal gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: Iโ€™ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  316. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Right now, my five favorite makeup brands are Giorgio Armani, Benefit, Urban Decay, Too Faced and Bare Minerals.

  317. Princess says:

    Right now, I’ve got my makeup routine down to about 30 minutes!

  318. Lexi says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been hearing all about the fight, too. And I bet you walked out of Target with waaaaay more than just shelves haha We are preparing for a beach vacation, so that’s fun!
    Lexi recently posted … Acrylic Makeup Organizer with Drawers :]

  319. feline groovey says:

    I’m a Sephora virgin, and would love to see what the fervor is about. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  320. Connie says:

    I’m currently in love with Tom Ford, YSL, and Armani!

  321. Mary says:

    Hi! Oh that fight last night….can’t beat the food and company of great friends though.
    My 5 fave brands are: Bare Minerals, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Dior and MAC. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  322. Kiyanna says:

    What lip formula do you wear the most? Is lipstick matte formula

    Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 15 minutes will be the fastest?

  323. Angela Stevens says:

    I am really liking They’re Real mascara and I love lipsticks that stain. It takes me about five minutes to do my make up.

  324. Icequeen81 says:

    What are your five favorite makeup brands right now?
    Jordana, Milani, essence and shiro (cruelty free)

    Something that makes you weirdly emotional?
    Happy/sad endings, Love Dogs so dogs, People mistreating animals make me emotional and sad/angry.
    What lip formula do you wear the most (balm, gloss, stain, lipstick, etc.)?
    I love matt lipstick, I try to hold their life longer with lipstain but I only have one reddish plum, Need more to extend my lipstick wearing.
    Whatโ€™s the fastest you can do your makeup? 5? 10? 15? 20 minutes?
    5 minutes.

  325. Cheri says:

    i picked up the IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Bronzer this weekend. It’s a serious game changer. I absolutely love it!!!

  326. Carissa says:

    It takes me about 10 minutes to do my everyday makeup, more if I’m going out or applying fake lashes!

  327. Judy says:

    need pretty spring/summer colours!

  328. BARBARA says:

    Love your site, Karen! My favorite makeup brands are MAC, NARS, Jane Iredale and L’Oreal. I’m obsessed with lip balms and glosses. Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  329. lynette reynolds says:

    i would love to win this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  330. Lizette says:

    My current favorite brands are Dior, Chanel and Clinique. I go own a LOT of lip colors from varios brands but I usually return to these three. Dior, I love their eyeshadows. Chanel is always so glamorous and I have it hard to find similar products from other brands, specially when it comes to glosses; they have managed to keep secret how they achieve gorgeous but seamless glitter. I love clinique’s chubby sticks and cheek pops; they are very fresh.

  331. Gina Bullard says:

    I guess my fav right now would have to be Becca – and not because I have any! I just love her brushes (or brush) there’s one I’ve been wanting forever – and an eyeshadow pallet that I want. I did just get some drugstore things that you like, I just got the Loreal – Lumi foundation, and I must say — I like it. It goes on really well with a really pretty coverage! I’ll always be a MAC girl – got an order in now will be here Tuesday!!!! The only thing that I’ve ever had by chanel is they’re lip sticks and I love them. It’s just too expensive for me…. but I have a new MAC coming in a pretty pinkish coral. Love new make-up!!!! Shoot – wish I were you!!!! LOL

  332. BB says:

    Fave brands: MAC, Becca, Tom Ford, Inglot, and Viseaart.

  333. Laura says:

    Cleaned even between right and left eye. I find the only way to keep my short straight lashes curled is to use my shu umera curler after applying mascara. I know it is not recommended but if you are really careful that it is perfectly clean coupled with the right formula of mascara it can be done without damage to you lash line. I have had pretty good success with maybelline Falsies not sticking to the metal. A curled lash that lasts!!

  334. May says:

    Hi Karen!!
    Hope you had a lovely weekend. I did not get to enjoy mine. Saturday I came off a night shift so, I slept and on Sunday I agreed to do an OT shift (I felt bad because I always say no).

    My favourite make up brands:
    1) Chanel and Estee Lauder
    2) Guerlain
    3) MAC
    4) Dior
    5) NARS

    As for my current favourite perfume brands:
    1) Chanel and Guerlain
    2) Thierry Mugler (Angel is my signature perfume. I have a two year supply at home…no jokes!!)
    3) Dolce & Gabbana
    4) Estee Lauder
    5) Dior and YSL

    What is your current obsession?

    Have an awesome week!!

    Your friend from the Great Up North ๐Ÿ˜€

  335. Sophie says:

    I can do my makeup in 10 minutes or less ๐Ÿ˜›

  336. BooBooNinja says:

    Nikita let me give her a belly rub! The first one since we adopted her 2.5 years ago. Gosh, I love my cat.

  337. Maria J. says:

    It was really tough passing up the Sephora VIB sale because I didn’t buy anything, but I would to purchase the Kat Von D Shade Light eye palette if I would win the Gift Card!

  338. I love how you’re also a supporter of Pacquiao! He’s a fellow Filipino and it feels nice to see so many people supporting him, despite the fight’s result! xx

  339. Irene says:

    Today I just chopped off 17 inches of my hair to donate to wigsforkids! My hair was down to my butt! I was super nervous about it, but definitely felt better after I got a new hair do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  340. Ruby M says:

    Something in my makeup bag that i rarely use is my too faced chocolate bronzer

  341. Renata says:

    I love currently MAC and Urban Decay, but some Korean brands coming up too ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

  342. Aaisha says:

    Hiii my favorite 5 brands at the moment are

  343. melody brown says:

    I’ve been brand loyal bareMinerals gals for 18 years now. I’d love to try some high end line tho. thx for the chance

  344. Julie says:

    This is a tough one, but my current top 5 makeup brands are: 1) Marc Jacobs Beauty; 2) Bite Beauty; 3) Giorgio Armani; 4) Too Faced; 5) Surratt Beauty.
    Julie recently posted … April Favourites

  345. Melly says:

    Something in my makeup bag that I almost never use is blush. I hate to admit, but I am juts incapable of not looking like a clown when I put it on. Also, I am naturally flush in the cheeks, so I think I don’t need it very much, and it just really exacerbates the redness of my cheeks that is already there.

  346. angie says:

    Favorite Makeup Brands :
    1. Colourpop
    2. Urban Decay
    3. Tarte
    4. Smashbox
    5. STILA

  347. oz says:

    I am a lunatic when it comes to sanitizing my cosmetics products and tools. I also get irrationaly angry when someone else touches them besides me.

  348. Connie Zhou says:

    pls i want money i like lipstick pls

  349. hunter whitesell says:

    My favorite makeup brands are Bare Escentuals and Laura Gellar.

  350. Rose says:

    “When was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler?”

    *Cough* Umm…well, I did replace the pad a month or two ago; cleaning off the pad’s top counterpart (the portion that closes upon the eyelashes)….Thanks for the reminder I need to do that. ๐Ÿ˜› ^ ^

  351. Jennifer Pham says:

    My top 5 favorite makeup brands are: Maybelline, Kat Von D, Clinique, Bare Minerals, and Wet N Wild!

  352. Amber says:

    I usually do a lipstick and lipgloss combo everyday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  353. Elizabeth R says:

    Mascara is my favourite makeup item and I use it everyday.

  354. Julie Florence says:

    Something that makes me weirdly emotional is golden retriever puppies! LOL! I could seriously cry watching videos of the cute little nuggets.

  355. Trude says:

    Happy weekend! Hope you had a good one. We watched the fights at the boy’s sister’s house. He’s a walking encyclopedia of UFC and boxing stats, so it made a boring fight much more interesting.
    Trude recently posted … May Desktop Background

  356. Ruchita says:

    I wear lip balms or glosses most of the time. The more moisturizing the better!

  357. Eileen P says:

    I am loving Bobbi Brown’s INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM FOUNDATION right now. I am in my 40’s and my skin is looking incredible and youthful. A close second is NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation.

  358. Jackie Cummings says:

    I seem to never use highlighter. I hate how it accentuates my pores.

  359. Sarah says:

    Top 5 makeup brands:

    Urban Decay
    Laura Mercier

  360. Anika says:

    I never use a lip liner.

  361. Mikayla says:

    I love the Lancรดme foundation for the winter.

  362. Ashley says:

    Top 5 Brands:

    1. Mac
    2. Clinique
    3. Benefit
    4. Smashbox
    5. Nyx

  363. Barbara B says:

    I use an alcohol wipe to clean my eyelash curler every time I use it!

  364. Rebecca says:

    My top five makeup brands are UD, ColourPop, Mac, Makeup Geek, and Maybelline for their mascaras!

  365. Jana says:


    My five favorite makeup brands right now are: NARS, Hourglass, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Urban Decay. Although I think they’re also my all-time favorite brands. These brands seem to hit all the right notes for me when it comes to lipsticks and eyeshadows. The exceptions to that mold are Hourglass, who I love for their modernist palettes, primer, and overall sleek brand, and Urban Decay, who I mainly love for eyeshadows and eyeliners.

    Have a lovely day!

  366. Cindy says:

    I wear matte lipsticks the most – red ones! I need them to stay and stay and stay for hours. I do have to say that Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone pencil is the closest I’ve come so far to my HG product, Paula Dorf Perfect Illusion!

  367. Lauren says:

    Cleaning your eyelash curler is a thing?? who knew….

  368. annalisa says:

    the lip formula that I use the most is lipstick =)

  369. Audrey B says:

    I always wear lip balm – I’m addicted! I have one in my handbag, one on my bedside table, one in my living room – the list goes on and on ๐Ÿ™‚

  370. Alyssa Lee says:

    Make up takes less than five minutes. I only put on eyeliner and mascara.

  371. Karen says:

    I JUST discovered your blog! You’re awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ I was searching foundation brands/colors and we have shared issues. Ahhhh – someone gets it! Have you tried Laura Geller’s new liquid radiance (they matched me with “Sand”) and suggested medium-dark real deal concealer. Thanks for the laughs ๐Ÿ™‚

  372. Abby Barge says:

    I can do my makeup in five minutes!

  373. Sara Muniz says:

    I can do my makeup in 10 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

  374. Lizzy says:

    I’m really proud of how well I can do my makeup in about ten minutes under normal conditions, but it’s even better because I’m in college, so I usually get up before my roommate and have to get ready mostly in the dark because I can’t turn the light on (but the light from the window helps a bit) xD Sometimes my makeup looks alright, sometimes it looks amazing, and sometimes you mistake your Perversion eyeliner for your brow pencil.

  375. Courtney says:

    I wear lip balm the most.

  376. Cherie says:

    I’m currently in love with Lipstick Queen lipsticks. When I’m in meetings I love wearing sinner nudes since it just seems to last all day. It takes me about 10 minutes to complete it all – currently it’s eyeliner, concealer, cheek pop blush, and diorshow and nude lipstick and I’m out the door.

  377. Krystle says:

    I don’t remember the last time I cleaned my eyelash curler…it has been a while!

  378. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I’ve been loving MAC and benefit lately. One product I rarely use in my makeup bag is my miniature Chi hair serum, but I KNOW it will come in handy one frizzy, humid, Houston day.

  379. Teresa says:

    Have you tried the new Marc Jacobs liner colors?? I want the orange one like yesterday!

  380. Gina says:

    I honestly haven’t cleaned my eyelash curler since I bought it 3 years ago. Eek I know. But, I never curl my lashes. I feel like they always just droop back down -.- Thanks for the opportunity, Karen โค

  381. em says:

    I only apply blush & eyeshadow so it’ll take me about 2 mins to do my makeup. Fixing my hairโ€ฆโ€ฆ is another issue lol

  382. Anna says:

    Something that makes me weirdly emotional —

    Sometimes, when there’s a hint of spring in the air and there’s a slight breeze, I’m reminded of when my Dad used to carry me, back when I was little. I remember feeling so high up in the world, on his shoulders. Now he’s older, his shoulders are slightly curved, gray stubble on his cheek. Whenever I remember being so little and feeling so care free, I tear up.

  383. Julieta Perez says:

    Yesterday was the last time I cleaned my eye lash curler!

  384. Sophie Ramos says:

    I love Too Faced and Benefit makeup, its the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  385. Selene Smith says:

    I purchased Urban Decays new High Revolution lip gloss and I loved it! Xo Karen

  386. Denisse Rios says:

    last time I cleaned my curler was a bout a week ago lol
    Denisse Rios recently posted … Monthly Beauty Favourites: April 2015

  387. melanie huttner says:

    I have been planning my wedding and would LOVE to win this!!! THANKS!

  388. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I think I probably wear lipgloss the most due to NYX’s awesome butter glosses! ๐Ÿ™‚

  389. Tiffany says:

    I like using lip balms or lip glosses.

  390. Liz says:

    I’ve done my makeup in less than 5 minutes, but normal is more like 10-15. More if I still need coffee.

  391. Susan C. says:

    Fave makeup brands (for now, as it’s ever-changing): Too Faced, Sonia Kashuk, LORAC, Stila, Milani

    I am the proud owner of a lovely array of eyeliner pencils, which I can’t for the life of me figure out how to use. Drawing was never my strong suit.:-/

    Emotions run high every time they show the commercial with a mother and her toddler making Rice Krispy Treats. I’ve learned to turn the channel.

    I can do my makeup in 5 minutes…if I have to…but I’m not going to guarantee it’ll look good!

  392. Khristina says:

    Love this blog! You kept me company when I was on 4 months of bedrest with my son.

  393. dulce says:

    I just found you trough coffee break with Dani!& love you!

  394. Becca says:

    I can usually do my makeup in a minute. About 10 seconds for moisturizer, 10 for lipstick, 20 seconds for eyeliner, 20 seconds to brush my eyebrows. Wah-la!!

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