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Oh, my gosh! I loved the new Cinderella.


El Hub and I went to see it last night, and you know, I needed some of that Disney magic this week. They’ve got the whole fairytale thing DOWN. Even though it’s the same story you already know and love, that didn’t take away from it at all. Doesn’t matter how old you are, if you need a pick-me-up of goodness and light straight to your heart, go see it.

Get this: El Hub even got teary. πŸ™‚ Ha!

In other news, your nephew is purr-turbed because we haven’t gone outside yet for our walk. I slept in a little and I’m running behind, but if I don’t take him, he will flip out. He’s already pacing around the house meowing.

What are you up to this weekend? I hope you’re doing something fun. We’re meeting some friends for dinner at a Thai place nearby tonight, and I’m really looking forward to that.

Best of luck in the giveaway, my friend. I’ll talk to you soon.

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:
    • Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping?
    • Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?
    • Have you ever been on the radio?
    • Glowy skin or matte?
    • What did/do your parents do for a living?
    • What’s your favorite snack to have at school/work?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Danielle says:

    I prefer matte skin and adding my own cheek highlight.

  2. Tiffanie says:

    I’m driving 4 hours to get to a Tom Ford counter on Monday. It’s crazy but I’m so excited! Any recommendations?!

  3. Jenn says:

    My stupid back is giving me problems all the way down to my toes, I need to feel better so I can get my butt to the gym!!

  4. Agata says:

    I cannot wait to see the Cinderella movie, maybe next weekend! Have a great time with your friends!
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  5. Lauren says:

    Just finished a morning run and heading into a day of errands, brush washing, and maybe a sephora trip!

  6. Joan says:

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?

    Definitely foundation commercials that use teenagers as spokesmodels

  7. Lydia says:

    Glowy skin!

  8. Cathy says:

    I went zip lining in Costa Rica and it was awesome. I also sky dived. Highly recommend doing both at least once.

  9. Ammara says:

    glowing skin is the most wanted thing <3
    to achieve this I am following CTM routine. and happy to see te positive results..

  10. Joni Mingus says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. OMG I know that’s how the advertise but I hate how mascara commercials, or any beauty ones in general, use false lashes in their commercials to promote the best mascara’s for such and such look.

  11. Vine says:

    Took my 3yr old to watch Cinderella yest! she is on that Disney princess phase!! the best part was seeing her all wide eyed and happy watching the movie!! priceless!! πŸ™‚

  12. MonicaP says:

    The weekend .. just hanging out at the desert and I have a facial in the afternoon πŸ™‚

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  13. I can’t wait to see the new Cinderella movie with my 10 year old daugther. It looks really good especially Cate Blanchett.

  14. Bryn says:

    Working today, but I have the day off tomorrow and am going out for Indian food with the boyfriend! I can’t wait. I also just got the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and am trying to come up with some looks with it. ADVENTURES

  15. Michelle says:

    Spring cleaning all weekend πŸ™ Boooooo!!!

  16. Beth says:

    I saw Cinderella last weekend. Loved it so much. The make-up, the hair, and fashion were to die for! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. Miki says:

    Although I’ve been embracing my oily skin more recently, I still prefer a matte finish.
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  18. Jen says:

    Thanks, as always, for the giveaway, Karen! I’m excited to see the new Cinderella- looks like they did an amazing job with it. And yes, I’ve been on the radio- when I was 5, my dad set up an interview with his DJ friend to show off how much I knew about the Beatles πŸ™‚
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  19. Emily C says:

    I can’t decide if I like dewy or matte… I like both!

  20. Rayanna says:

    I like both dewy and matte, I guess it depends on the occasion or season.

  21. K says:

    I loooove glowy skin, it always feels so fresh to me! Matte has it’s place but I prefer the glow every time. <3

  22. Megan says:

    I’m team glowy when comes to skin!

  23. melody brown says:

    I Prefer Matte, Howevrr, I Was Always VeRy Oily. But I Do Like A Little dewyness

  24. Berry says:

    I want to see the Cinderella movie so much. It all looks so magical.

  25. Icequeen81 says:

    Have you ever been on the radio?
    Kind of, I won a competition on the radio, and If you win they call you to talk you live. Well just when they called the pups desided to bark as much as they could you could hear me talking and the dogs barking at the back ground πŸ™‚ , the radio station liked it so much the just asked question about them.

    Glowy skin or matte?
    ummm depends just a good looking skin. not dull and lifeless but also not ultra shiny or twilight the movie shimmering either

  26. Lyse Davitt says:

    Love your videos, you make everything look so pretty.

  27. Sara Muniz says:

    I prefer glowy skin it gives that youthful look πŸ™‚

  28. Bertha says:

    My favorite snack for work (or um, anywhere) is cheese and crackers!

  29. Yes, I’ve been on the radio once and it was so embarrassing! In order to get tickets for this theme park I had to tell the presenter about a very embarrassing habit of mine. So silly me told him that I sometimes get a kick out of farting in the bath because it’s ‘funny’.

    Aaaaand for some reason I’m telling it again…

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  30. Natalie Noble says:

    Pretty much all mascara ads are eye-rolling. They promise crazy things, like 500 times more length and volume, and show a model with gigantic eyelashes. And then you look at the bottom of the screen, and it says “lashes styled with lash inserts” or “results are simulated”. Really makes you want to buy the mascara, huh? πŸ™‚

  31. Isabella says:

    Glowy skin with matte areas. I’d love to able to pull of an all over glow but my cheek and jawline looks better matte due to acne scaring.

  32. Meghan says:

    My dad had his own business as a translator for Inuktitut (an Indigenous Aboriginal language) and English, but he passed away about a year and a half ago. I live in Northern Canada, and it’s one of the official languages of the territory. My mom has been an educator for over 30 years, and was a teacher but now focuses on counselling. I’ve always been so proud of my parents for having jobs that they absolutely loved! It’s definitely something I aspire to.

  33. Sarah W says:

    My parents were butchers! I’m an archaeologist…went in a totally different direction

  34. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen! I like to wear a lightly matte BB/CC/foundation finish

  35. Jessica says:

    Matte foundation, forever!

  36. claudia davis says:

    My dad worked for the NYPD for 38 years, then became a substitute teacher. My mom was an interior decorator then changed and became a teacher. She retired recently. My dad retired from the police dept in 1991 then taught for 10 years and retired again!

  37. I prefer satin finish foundation – not dewy, not matte…
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  38. athena rutherford says:

    i’m all about the glowy skin!

  39. Nguyen says:

    I like moist skin ( just a little bit of shine ) so not dewy or matte.
    I’ve never win anything before. I really want the gift card :((

  40. Fran says:

    Glowy skin, for sure, now that I’m 58! When I was young and oily, it was all about matte, of course πŸ˜‰

  41. Justine says:

    I think it’s so deceptive that all mascara commercials and ads use false lashes (or as they call them, lash inserts).

  42. Susan T. says:

    My favorite snacks are BBQ potato chips, wasabi peas, and those dried seaweed sheets. One of my cats goes crazy for the dried seaweed and I have to share with him! I wash all the salt off first. Ok, I’m ashamed to say I suck the salt off then give it to him.

  43. Sandy says:

    I would have to go with matte skin baby! I have oily skin and the thought of ‘glowing skin’ takes on a different meaning for me. I always look for matte or satin skin products. I’ve been using the hourglass ambient lighting powders to add a little softness to my matte skin but it’s very subtle, perfect for me.

  44. Sherry says:

    I absolutely love a glowy skin look. I usually like really glossy lips, but I’m actually getting into matte lipsticks now. I’m going to be picking up “Please Me” by MAC. I have 6 empty containers, so I’ll be doing the “Back to MAC” thing. Karen…you’re making me want to see Cinderella. Have a great weekend Karen!!

  45. Stefania says:

    Boots UK 2007 – ‘Here come the girls’ advert

    I think the idea behind it was okay but they took it too far

  46. Arianne says:

    Glowy skin for sure! It gives you such a healthy & young look and for someone like me who has very dry skin it’s a dream to have dewy skin <3

  47. Amber says:

    I love dewy skin! Mayte doesn’t work since I like some glow. Dewy also looks better with contouring imo

  48. Gloria says:

    bungee jumping! I was talking with my friends yesterday… I don’t think I will ever try it! I cannot even get on a roller coaster!! The older I am, the more scared I feel about height. :(( and the more meaningless I feel about those ‘exciting stuff’… Hmm I guess I’m too old. haha

  49. Kasia says:

    I would love to have glowy skin, but because my skin is so oily, it seems impossible to achieve πŸ™

  50. Sylvia H. says:

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?

    Those mascara commercials with models wearing a thousand pairs of false lashes…

  51. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!! =)

  52. Makyla says:

    I’ve always wanted to zip-line, but no such opportunity yet. It’s somewhere on the master to-do list, below aimlessly traveling through south India and above becoming scuba certified. Thanks for the generous giveaway, Karen! Hope you, Hubs, and Tabs have a beautiful weekend!!

  53. Agustina says:

    Matte! Going to see Cinderella tonight πŸ™‚ really looking forward to it!

  54. Denay says:

    My favorite snack is almonds! I don’t feel guilty when I eat them.

  55. Diana says:

    I love me some some roasted chick peas!

  56. Rita says:

    I think I have try try the New Nars lipstick

  57. Meerkitty says:

    I may be a farm girl, but I LOVE makeup.

  58. I would love the gift card because it will help me with developing a new look for the new me!! I’ll explain.. See last month marked my goal of 40lbs lost!! I changed my life entirely by stopping eating certain foods, as well as giving up soda…wahhhh!! I walk 2 miles every morning and do 30mins of cardio every evening. Now there are plenty of great side effects to weight loss. The #1 being the all self confidence I gained from completing such a monumental goal. I have been carrying that baby weight for years! Back down to 155 yipee!! The one bad side effect is that none of my clothes fit me any more!! Wahhh!! I’m happy about the shopping of course, but my wallet is not!! Along with the new wardrobe and style update that comes along with it I’ll need to update my makeup and the way I wear it!! This gift card would be a great start to making that new face happen!
    I’ll be crossing my fingers!!

  59. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    I prefer matte skin πŸ™‚

  60. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    Oh that does look good on you!! But you know how to apply it for optimum results.
    Have I ever been zip lining? Yes I have. A couple of years ago my two daughters and I went on a 7 day western Carribean cruise. For our shore excursion in Jamaica my youngest wanted to zip line and kayak which was together. I love the water so I agreed, thinking this zip line couldn’t be very high off the ground. Little did I know that the zip lines were waaaaayy up above the river we would kayak in after ziplining and once you were in line there was no going back and we zip lines all across back and forth to platforms built in the trees just for this and have I mentioned I am SO AFRAID OF HEIGHTS, yes I am and we were so high. It turned out fun as long as I did not look down. Our guides on this excursion were very experienced and made all the difference in the world.

  61. Lulubelle says:

    My skin is naturally oily, so I try to mattify it, knowing I’ll still end up looking dewy πŸ™‚

  62. Loren Lazzara says:

    I liked to get some nude lipsticks from sephora

  63. Sabrinna says:

    I just got the nyx contour palette and can’t wait to try it out! But first, we got to play Mario party!

  64. Bernice says:

    Matte, matte, matte! I have such oily skin πŸ™

  65. nat ogu says:

    matte my skin is oily enough ill end up glowing by the end of the day

  66. Kris says:

    My two cats are curled up together taking an afternoon nap!

  67. Sara says:

    Oh I want to see the new Cinderella movie! It looks really amazing. The costumes are just beautiful.

  68. Tina says:

    have you ever done a best of for drugstore things? I’ve been trying to figure out what I can get away with at the drugstore and what I should buy at sephora

  69. Lakeya says:

    My Mom is a Dermatologist (which is ironic because I have the most sensitive and the most dry skin) and my Dad for years did security at DOE in Washington, DC. HOWEVER, when he found out he had cancer,he went back to his passion which was art. He became a full time artist and won many awards, was featured in magazines, interviewed on tv and the newspaper and held numerous art shows. He was happy to do what he loved. He did succumb to his cancer in 2002, but he lived an exciting life. I do miss him dearly, though. Now… he paints the sky!

  70. Devan Eve says:

    I prefer glowy skin, which is extremely hard considering my skin is very oily. Finding the right combination of products is still something I’m searching for so I can achieve that look and not look like a grease ball at the end of the night.

  71. Melissa says:

    Oh, those NARS lipsticks have been calling my name. But my budget won’t allow it so if I happen to win I’m definitely buying one to try. I can’t wait to see Cinderella – everyone I know has said it’s very good. Re: your suggested topics – Ziplining looks fabulous but I’m deathly afraid of heights so I doubt it’s ever happening. I’m still struggling with acne and dry skin so if I can get dewy or matte, either is fine by me if I can just get my skintone to look more even πŸ˜‰

  72. Liza says:

    Diaster struck. I finally hit pan on my Nars Luminous Powder foundation. I love that stuff so much but i hate when i start running out of HG because then i’m forced to push my other makeup wants aside for a repurchase. Oh well. That powder is heaven so its worth it. I’ve been wanting the Mac Nordstrom Neutrals palette… and have been anxious because its limited edition but i don’t have $85 to just blow right now… also need more ABH Liquid lipsticks…. Party Pink, Electric Coral, and Bambi…. plus Pure Hollywood if i can ever get my hands on it…. that would bring me to owning 10 of them but they are amazing so i don’t find that excessive….. maybe just a little excessive… but also dying to try some of the new Marc Jacobs lippies…. and more Buxom glosses… the list goes on and on….

  73. Georgia says:

    My favorite snack would be the Fresh and Easy kettle olive oil potato chips. They are addicting. Yummy!

  74. Tricia says:

    I can’t wait to see Cinderella! Glad to hear it was good!

  75. Doreena says:

    Happy Spring Y’all! Even thought it snowed like crazy here on Long Island for the first day of spring! Travel in it to see Country heart throb Billy Currington in NYC & had a great time! Hope Y’all are having a great weekend1 Oh & BTW my favorite perfume is Angel & I always get loads of compliments when I wear it!

  76. Melissa says:

    I love cheese crackers!

  77. Lindsay says:

    love the glowy look on others, on me i go for matte every time

  78. Heloisa says:

    Never did any of these height-related radical sports, but I went rafting with an ex-boyfriend a couple of years ago and it was terrifying enough… :/ The boat capsized and I hit a few rocks, luckily, no pointy ones! But got a bit bruised and lost one shoe!
    I like hiking and rock climbing (nothing too demanding, though). Although my star sign is a water sign (pisces), I only feel safe at ground level. πŸ˜›

  79. Ingrid says:

    Most eye-rolling commercials? Mascara. At least they now disclose (in tiny text) that lash inserts have been used.

  80. Amy says:

    I like semi-matte skin, not too dull but not too shiny either.

  81. Courtney says:

    Zip-linning is on my list of things to do! I sadly do not live in a place where zip-linning is a thing…

    Thank you for the giveaway! and all of the rest of the work you do for makeup lovers everywhere =)

  82. Alice says:

    OMG GLOWING SKIN ALL THE WAY. I already have pretty good skin and I’m not a fan of the matte look. (Mainly because I’m too lazy to apply foundation and I hate wearing skin makeup. πŸ˜€ )
    The glowing skin look lets me get away with only moisturizer… Nice and easy. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  83. annalisa says:

    I prefer matte skin on myself since I always end up ‘glowy’ by the end of the day, if you know what I mean!!

  84. Ariel B says:

    I prefer glowy skin and I never go without a highlight!

  85. Sherri says:

    imo definitely glowy esp as we age..

  86. Jessie says:

    I have that ‘natural’ glow – oiliness haha. So I try to mattify at least my T-zone, but I do love to add highlighters to my cheeks for some glow πŸ™‚

  87. Helen N says:

    It is girls night out tonight and will be hanging with old high school friends in the city πŸ™‚

  88. Sarah Sq. says:

    Glory skin all the way πŸ™‚

  89. Lisa Brown says:

    matte skin for me

  90. Sandy says:

    There are so many products that are only available at Sephora….unless you live in NYC or LA. Would love to win a gift card to try a few.

  91. Chantel says:

    I am sitting here writing an oleing for a mediation. Tomorrow will be organzing more files. Oh, then Monday comes. What a lovely weekend to be locked in doors. ::sarcasm::

  92. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Glowy skin!

  93. Laura says:

    No zip-lining or bungee jumping for me. I’m afraid of heights.

  94. CR Williams says:

    Would love to win!!

  95. latanya says:

    the matte look is my fave

  96. Emily says:

    Hi Karen!! I’m a relatively new subscriber and first off wanted to thank you for this blog! I look forward to reading new entrkes and also enjoy broesing older ones for the endless product reviews and makeup looks. This has been such an amaaaazing find for me! A lot of makeup tutorials out there look very “cake face” and not very natural, but I always find your looks to be much more wearable and relatable. Thank you again. I really wish I had discovered this blog sooner!

    In response to the entry prompt– no I have never been bungee jumping or zip lining. I am terrified of heights and don’t even like ferris wheels! I’m getting sweaty palms just at the idea of it.

    Anyway, have a great weekend! I’m craving some green shrimp curry and sticky rice right now…

  97. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I prefer the glowy skin look.

  98. Suzanne G says:

    I so want spring weather to show up as it is cold and rainy here.

  99. Sarah says:

    Glowy skin! As a person with oily skin, it can be hard sometimes when using mattifying products to maintain a glow. Luckily my skin naturally has that shiny/glowy look, and failing that, the oil breaks through my makeup no matter what, lol.

  100. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like Matte skin

  101. Amy says:

    I am definitely more of a matte person.

  102. Emily Vergara says:

    I prefer glowy skin it’s a bit more youthful and natural looking

  103. Tulipthecat says:

    I’ve gone zip lining in Hawaii and it was fun. I use to prefer matte foundation but lately I’ve been into a more dewy look

  104. CatG says:

    I love both glowy skin and matte skin! But when I want matte skin, it has to be MATTE!

  105. Stephanie Harris says:

    I was much younger but I have bungee jumped twice. I loved it. πŸ™‚

  106. Allyson Dunfee says:

    never been cop lining but sure would love to try it , thanks for chance to win

  107. judy says:

    glowing skin, for sure.

  108. sarah says:

    glowy skin! except my forehead (fivehead) and chin. so just glowy on the bridge of my nose, cheeks and cupid’s bow. I still haven’t found a highlighter I like. I’ve just given up on becca’s skin perfecting powder in opal because it makes me feel like a disco ball.

  109. Christine says:

    β€’Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping?

    I’ve done both when I was in my early 20s and tbh I don’t think I realised the potential risks etc. It was definitely fun, and I still get the chills on my back from rushing adrenalin when I watch the videos but if someone asked me to do it again now (almost a decade later) I’ll be like HELL NO GIRL!!

  110. dawn says:

    Moistful skin!

  111. Leslie says:

    wishing everyone glittery weekend, filled with rainbows and sunshine!!

  112. Aina Y says:

    Glowing skin for sure!

  113. Jessica says:

    I prefer matte skin w blush and highlighter – prob because I have oily skin. I like the look of dewy skin, just not on myself πŸ™‚

  114. Susan P. says:

    I have been zip lining! My sister and I were on a 2 week trip around the PNW and I talked her into going at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC. We loved it!

  115. whome? says:

    My dad used to be a programmer, specializing in the same field I’m doing my research in. He finally caught up to it a few weeks ago during a family dinner, and we ended up talked shop. Considering that my rebellion phase was all about “I’m not gonna go into the same line of work as my dad” (nerd rebellion, I know), I found it pretty funny πŸ˜‰

  116. Piroska says:

    I like glowy skin on others, but on me, matte suits me best.

  117. Tracy Robertson says:

    There is a long and annoying commercial for some kind of skin product with Cindy Crawford and Valerie Bertinelli that comes on a lot late at night. Valarie (who I like as an actress except in this commercial she is particularly annoying). She says she uses it twice a day because “I am greedy”. And does this sarcastic laugh that makes me cringe. I really can’t stand her in that, and the commercial makes me change the channel or at least mute the TV at the first sight of it, LOL!

  118. Brandy Davis says:

    I finished spring cleaning today, so happy its finally over. Now its time to enjoy this beautiful spring weather.

  119. Erica Handy says:

    I have oily skin so I love a matte face!

  120. Kristi says:

    Glowy skin! But I’m oily πŸ™ so I fake the glowy with highlighters πŸ˜‰

  121. Molly says:

    It’s Saturday here and we had lunch in a really old school chip shop that hasn’t changed in terms of decor, in at least 15 years, and the owner hasnt aged or changed in that time, and seems to always be wearing the same outfit every time we have eaten there over the past 15 years (a spotlessly clean and new looking outfit, not a uniform)
    We’ve just got back after taking our dogs for a walk up to a very spooky old ruined mansion house. And now I’m contemplatig going to bed!

  122. Anita says:

    My crazy skin is oily and dry spots. Matte! But I like a glow on top of my cheeks.

  123. Michelle says:

    Matte always! My skim is very oily, so I need to stick with matte foundation and lipsticks.

  124. Cindy says:

    Yes, I’ve been on the radio – was a DJ in college and in 2005 I worked for a radio company and one of the stations I was visiting had a nice DJ and he put me on the radio too.

    Matte skin all the way!

  125. Alix says:

    Would love to try zip-lining sometime, but bungee-jumping never!

  126. Anastassia says:

    Sick at home, both daughter and myself. Terrible week.

  127. Amanda P. says:

    I went zip-lining in Costa Rica. I was TERRIFIED at first but still went and still blown away by the beauty I got to see. Although I did twist by accident and started spinning and had to be caught at the end of the tree by 3 people because I was going so fast so I didnt slam into the tree!!!! Lol….

  128. TrippyPixie says:

    I’ve gone zip-lining before. It was part of this one high ropes obstacle course in Germany. Many parts of the course were up in the trees of a forest, so in order to get down, I had to complete that section of the course and then zip line back to the ground. I’m terrified of heights, but the zip lining was fun!

  129. Rachel R. says:

    I’m afraid of heights. No zip-lining, bungee jumping, skydiving, etc. for me. I’m fine with flying in an airplane, though.

  130. Glowyyyyyyyy – I just bought Dior’s Glow Maximizer Primer, that’s my newest edition, it’s gorgeous!!

  131. Trillina Palemi says:

    matte skin πŸ™‚

  132. BooBooNinja says:

    Glowy skin. I’m still trying to figure out how to achieve it.

  133. susan says:

    My ultimate snack ~ chocolate!

  134. Lynn T. says:

    my fav snack at work…. does a latte count? I also love have a bag of dove chocolate with me or a chocolate covered almonds.

  135. Amber says:

    I love licorice!

  136. Bex D says:

    I prefer it matt on my T-zone and slight shimmer over rest of face using a liquid highlighter and a pink cheek tint instead of a blusher.

  137. Jenn says:

    Never been zip lining or bungee jumping but I have pairasailed and it was awesome!

  138. Oli says:

    Glowing skin~

  139. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  140. Rebecca says:

    I can’t waaaaait to see cinderella!! Obvi I will have to wear my Royal Ball lipstick πŸ˜‰

  141. Michelle L says:

    I enjoy a good gluten free cookie as a work snack and I have never bungee jumped.

  142. Maddie says:

    I’m binge-watching the ID channel today–true crime stories!

  143. Bonnie says:

    I’ve done zip lining!, but never bungee jumping. There’s something about jumping and falling head first that makes me a little weary….

  144. Jennifer says:

    As I’ve gotten older I prefer glowy skin. It makes me look more youthful, but there’s always that fine line between glowy and greasy πŸ™‚

  145. Daraya says:

    I have done zip-lining and bungee-jumping and I absolutely loved both! πŸ™‚

  146. Naila says:

    Oh i would love the cinderella movie
    Lucky your hubby went with you
    The hubby and two boys screamed in shock when i suggested we go watch cinderella

  147. Amber says:

    I love glowy skin but my oily face takes that to another level unfortunately!

  148. Varsha says:

    We went to see the movie for lil A but ended up enjoying it so much ourselves

  149. Susan says:

    I really want to see Cinderella! I’m loving Mac mineralize concealer.

  150. I once had a cocker spaniel named “Lady” (original, I know) who took in and nursed a litter of abandoned kittens.
    Speaking of LADY… wouldn’t a Lady and the Tramp makeup collection be awesome! I totally want a lipstick called “Tramp”
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  151. Lulle says:

    In terms of skin finish I’m gonna have to go with satin. Not a dull, flat matte but not too dewy either!
    Lulle recently posted … OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel: a cucumber-aloe smoothie for my eyes

  152. steve weber says:

    Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping? – zip lining
    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials? Maybelline
    Have you ever been on the radio? nope
    Glowy skin or matte? matte
    What did/do your parents do for a living? my mom was a librarian my dad is a metal fabricator
    What’s your favorite snack to have at school/work? – chips

  153. Tolajo says:

    Nice action, count me in
    Tolajo recently posted … Merk van de maand: Pink Lipstick Lingerie

  154. christine says:

    Thank you for this giveaway!

  155. Lizzie says:

    I love love love glowy skin?

  156. Tabatha Vega says:

    Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping?
    (No thanks. Afraid of heights)

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?
    (Maybelline. She’s definitely not born with it. It’s Maybelline. Lol)

    Have you ever been on the radio?
    (No, but I would love to interview Madonna)

    What did/do your parents do for a living?
    (Dad was a plumber. Mom is a bookkeeper)

  157. TAMMY MOSSOE says:


  158. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen πŸ™‚ I’m having a pretty relaxed weekend considering I didn’t get very much sleep but I’m making it on a really good cup of joe. Today I’ll be catching Cinderella and then just relaxing for the rest of the evening at home w/ some homemade Szechuan style tofu w/mushrooms and green beans. It’s delish!

    Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping?

    I’ve never done either but I’ve always wanted to go zip-lining in Vegas.

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?

    The ones about mascaras because most of the time the models have on fake lashes anyways.

    Have you ever been on the radio?

    Only when I’d one a contest or was making a song dedication and happened to be the “lucky caller”.

    Glowy skin or matte?

    Matte, I’m oily enough.

    What did/do your parents do for a living?

    Both are retired from the telephone company.

    What’s your favorite snack to have at school/work?

    White cheddar popcorn and root veggie chips. I live on them.

  159. Stephanie D says:

    As I am pretty hungry right now, my fav snack is a cappuccino and a cinnamon bun with cream cheese icing. The smell itself just kills me.

  160. Anna says:

    I have never gone zip lining but I have gone jet skiing! Close enough!
    BTWs it was awesome.

  161. Faye Gates says:

    My most eye rolling commercials, are for hair. I know that most of them are wearing weaves, but to say that a hair product gives you that beautiful hair. How can they do that? I know it’s not real.

  162. Aurelie Red says:

    Matte skin !
    (Love Cinderella too !)

  163. Kristine says:

    My favorite snack is honestly those market pantry fruit snacks from target. I know fruit snacks are all sugar and not the best for you, but I CANT HELP IT.

  164. Dyan says:

    The commercials that bother me? Skincare for wrinkles and using an 18 year old in the commercial! And like everyone else, the mascara commercials are so bogus. Yet, I keep hoping one will work like it does on tv. Smh

  165. shaunie says:

    One of my favorite pies is pecan pie

  166. Mardi says:

    Favourite snack: Arnott’s Scotch Finger Biscuits.

  167. Penny Laughlin says:

    I see a black cat at the bottom of this page. I have a black cat and I just learned that their immune systems are better than other cats, it’s genetic.

  168. Sharene says:

    Glowy skin!

  169. Natalie says:

    One of my favorite snacks to eat of all time is yogurt mixed with cereal or fruit.

  170. Mary W says:

    I love reading about your cat, Tabs. You grow more beautiful through the years. Married life has been good to you!

  171. Karen Dietrich says:

    Would rather have a matte finish

  172. Leah says:

    I do freelance work as a professional voice actor so my voice has been on the radio and on TV ads.

  173. Nancy Wallner says:

    My grandma passed away this week so we have been going all week. My daughter and I are just taking it easy this weekend and watching movies and sharing memories.

  174. Chelsea says:

    Glowy skin all the way! It’s a lot easier to maintain during the day than a matte look.

  175. Brittany Wahls says:

    I have been zip-lining before and loved it! The most beautiful place I went zip-lining was in Alaska over an abandoned gold mine. It was gorgeous!

  176. genesis says:

    I kind of feel like watching cinderella now….

  177. Trisha says:

    I’ve gone zip lining. It’s actually not scary. The only part that freaked me out a bit was the initial drop but after that, you pretty much just glide through.

  178. Elizabeth C says:

    Your comment about meeting friends for Thai just solved my dinner dilemma — ordering in some Thai food (and doing my nails). Thank you!

  179. Sylvia says:

    I love the look of glowy skin, but due to being oily I go with matte since it will end up super glowy eventually!

  180. Stephanie says:

    Glowy skin, I have super dry skin so I always have matte skin.

  181. natasha says:

    I definitely love a dewy look and a matte look, I can’t decide!

  182. Lesley says:

    I took my husband ziplining in Whistler BC for his 74 th birthday. Now what can we do to top that for #75?

  183. Marie says:

    I did the Color Me Rad this morning in Santa Clara and was seriously considering putting on my fill on makeup! Thought twice considering I knew I my kid and friends would color bomb me anyway… Just used my tinted sunscreen moisturizer.

  184. Laurn krauss says:

    I’m on an epic quest always to find that primer/foundation/ powder combo to get rid of my oilies and make me matte.

  185. Michaela says:

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials? Not really the makeup commercials, but those food commercials that use those sexy models while they’re chomping down on a gigantic burger. It’s highly doubtful they’d be eating those on a regular basis!

  186. Elena says:

    Annie’s bunny fruit snacks are my favorite snacks to have at work. Oh and kashi makes these cranberry lemon granola bars that I found only at target that are just delicious!

    Most annoying beauty ad I have seen is one for Maybelline’s new mascara…in tiny fine print it mentions how lash inserts were also used on the model. So misleading! (but I have come to expect that lol).

  187. Chelsea B says:

    I have never been ziplining before, but have always wanted to try it!

  188. Stephanie G says:

    Matte skin for me!

  189. agnese says:

    my preferite snak is an apple, ever!

  190. Hailey says:

    What I found annoying lately was those commercials for bladder protection from Always. Has anyone else noticed the women who need bladder protection are all aged 40-50ish “plus” size women? Not a mix of women body sizes BUT for their normal feminine protection commercials the women are slim and young. I know that is “marketing” tactics but I find it offensive to have the image out there that average to plus size women are the ones having “bladder leak” issues when an array of men and women have these life issues. I just found it annoying and not helping body image and perpetuating social stigmas and stereotypes. Thanks for the comment moment and the contest opportunity. Enjoy the night everyone.

  191. Rhia says:

    I’ve been zip lining a few years ago. For someone with a mild fear of heights, I don’t really know what convinced me to do it. But the fun factor and rush you get while doing it makes it worth the experience.

  192. Jessie C. says:

    My favorite snack to have at school/work is trail mix.

  193. Kelly Chambers says:

    I’m turning the big 3-0 on the 25th and I’m excited about my 30’s!!!!

  194. Dominique Meade says:

    I’m totally addicted to the glow can’t go without my becca highlight lol.

  195. Sandie says:

    If you had asked glowy or matte a year ago it would have been glowy! This year my face has turned into an oil slick so I have been having fun finding new makeup for the opposite!

  196. Jen L says:

    Happy Caturday,

    I was jealous of your freesias but then it was melting here last week, now it’s blizzarding again – wahhh. Out like a lion goes March.

    I prefer glowy skin to matte, hands down.

    I have been on the radio lots. I worked for a non-profit music festival for a few years and did lots of events, so radio promos/interviews as well as a monthly radio program on community radio to promote local and performing artists.

  197. Kat says:

    Saw Cinderella last weekend!! Soooo good!!

  198. Rachel H says:

    I did zip lining when I was abroad in Costa Rica during my junior year of college! It was incredible.

  199. Tatiana says:

    I want to see the new Cinderella movie! Cate Blanchett as the evil step-mother! Richard Madden! Mmm, Richard Madden! We saw Will Smith in Focus today. It was a fun movie.

  200. Lori P says:

    My parents are now retired but Dad was a Quality Engineer for Seagate and Mom was a surgical RN with Integris Baptist Hospital here in Oklahoma City.

  201. Patricia Gomez says:

    i did zip lining and almost fell off bc I was not clipped in properly :O

  202. sarah thompson says:

    I prefer a satin finish on my skin. Because I have dry skin mostly and occasionally oily in the tzone. Plus I feel like it looks the most natural.

  203. Revathi S says:

    When I wear matte foundations, it turns glowy because of the amount of oil my face produces.

  204. I have been on the radio and I hate being the center of attention, so it was totally nerve racking for me. I think I’ve been on two or three times now.
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  205. Meg says:

    I’m pretty oily, but I love a strong highlight on my cheekbones, so I usually do matte foundation and powder, and a nice glowy highlight πŸ™‚
    Meg recently posted … Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

  206. Denise says:

    Cinderella was so well done. For me, Cate Blanchett’s make up, hair, and costumes were everything. She really rocked the Russian Red lips and the chartreuse green and black dress to perfection. Total fashion eye candy.

  207. maria says:

    Fave tv show is real housewives of bev hills

  208. gabis says:

    My dad is a chemical engineer and my mom is a nurse but I work with foreign trade and my sis works at a bank haha so much for following footsteps, huh? πŸ˜€

  209. susan h says:

    I’m oily so I like matte with a highlight

  210. My parents owned a remodeling company. My dad did the hard labor and my mom did the detail work. I learned a lot from them!

  211. Terri says:

    My favorite snack at home is popcorn.

  212. Maria Griffin says:

    All ads for skin products with models having no pores or anything remotely resembling human skin annoy me. I live in photoshop photo editing so twice as annoying to know the tricks. Bothers me so much that these advertisers make women feel inadequate based on misrepresentations.

  213. Courtney says:

    Best work snack=cashews and dragonfruit! Love that stuff

  214. Tracey says:

    I live to glow!

  215. Rina says:

    Zip lining. Wahoo!! Total rush, so fun.

  216. Remi says:

    I’ve never bungee jumped, but I’ve done some zip lines and jumped out of a plane.

  217. y. says:

    Ooh glowy skin!!! If not foundation that gives a bit of glow then a bit of shimmery blush or highlighter does the trick!!

  218. Margarita says:

    At work I snack on fresh fruit and trail mix

  219. Illy Junus says:

    I prefer glowing skin, but not glittery, since i have very dry and allergy skin. Matte, is bring out all my pores

  220. Holly says:

    I managed to visit my not-so-local Ulta yesterday & picked up a pan of the NYX HD blush you reviewed for us earlier this week as well as a tube of the soft matte lip lip cream in Milan. I wore the lip cream yesterday afternoon & loved it! I haven’t tried the blush as today ended up being a no-makeup day for me due to a migraine this morning. I’m looking forward to trying it out tomorrow, though!

  221. Christiana Mercier says:

    I’d say roasted nuts and cheese and crackers and grapes. Those are all satisfying and guilt free. I try not to eat things that have commercials for them. (Try)

  222. cara says:

    I’m at work — which normally would be a pathetic thing to do on a Saturday, but I’m getting a jump start on cleaning out my personal items. Start a new job on the 1st and I’m soooo excited! πŸ™‚

  223. Cui says:

    In the winter I love the glowy skin look but since it is getting hotter I prefer matte


  225. Robert Young says:

    On my way to Crested Butte or a week of skiing:)

  226. Emily L. says:

    Baby carrots meet my needs for a nice crunchy snack while remaining healthy πŸ˜€

  227. Claudia C says:

    My bachelorette party is tomorrow and I’m sooooooooo excited!

  228. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to see Cinderella!! And glowy skin all day, every day!

  229. samantha turnbull says:

    I prefer matte. also im not one to actually enjoy movies like cinderella but im not gonna lie i really wanna see it lol.

  230. Joanne Arcese says:

    I am dying to see Cinderella and so glad you gave such a great review.

  231. Kelvene says:

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials?

    I hate the ones with the perfect hair! lol its not possible

  232. Heather R says:

    Never been zip-lining but may have a chance this summer!

  233. BlackAsphodel says:

    I like both matte and glowy skin.

  234. Vanessa says:

    I’ve zip lined a few times, but they were all small lines.

  235. Solangel says:

    Every single perfume commercial is annoying to me!

  236. Audrey says:

    Loved Cinderella!! It was such a beautiful movie!

  237. angie says:

    Matte skin rules! no matter how i love love beauty advertising that promote dewy, glowing skin…i really can’t rock that kind of makeup with my oily face πŸ™

  238. Georgia L says:

    I’ve always been a STRICTLY matte girl,since I have fairly oily skin.Lately though I’ve been enjoying more demi-matte / satin finished foundations.For it seems to look more natural and not as flat,as well as not settling in pores as much as totally matte finishes can.

  239. Rosemary says:

    Funny you should ask! My sister & I did a local radio commercial in the Dallas area for a local modeling agency when we were little. All I remember was asking silly questions like “Do we get to ride on airplanes?!” & “Do we get to keep the clothes?!”

  240. em says:

    I’ve gone zip lining and tree trekking before but it was at a local place. I’ll be zip lining in Costa Rica soon. I do want to bungee jump but I think I would want to go skydiving as well. Oh and I’m afraid of heights but I’m still going to do it!

  241. Marilyn says:

    I loved the Cinderella movie too! It was great.

  242. Jen says:

    The most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials are mascara commercials. They make all of these big claims and then the models are wearing falsies!…smh

  243. shelly peterson says:

    Matte for me.

  244. IHeartNY says:

    Mascara commercials where they use false lashes on the models. No,no,no

  245. Piper says:

    I hate in commercials how sometimes it shows them “applying” mascara, but the wand is pink or orange etc so you know there isn’t any mascara on it. I think the Manga Eyes mascara did that in their commercial. A small thing, but it bugs me!

  246. Brielle says:

    I find the new Revlon… marketing angle or whatever you can call it “Love is On” doesn’t make a whole ton of sense. Does makeup inspire romance? You could argue it does but in such a roundabout and superficial way that I just don’t get what message the company was trying to send. So that would be my “annoying” commercial as of late!

    Also, dewy skin!

  247. Jiji Co says:

    Glowy skin or matte? Matte, cause my face is already an oil slick πŸ™

  248. Ms. Elise says:

    I love the look of matte skin, with glowy cheeks. Which is fun but hard to do.

  249. joanne says:

    Matte to hide the flaws.

  250. Donna W. says:

    My dad was a coal miner in Kentucky and my mom a homemaker! Yes, I am a coal-miner’s daughter!

  251. Aenea says:

    Cinderella!!! Not showing here until friday. Girlfriends and I need to set a date for it.

  252. Jac says:

    The Benefit Bon Qui Qui was a little…

  253. Pauline says:

    One of my favorite snacks in the evening is Honey Nut Cheerios and milk.

  254. Melly says:

    I used to be strictly a matte only girl when I was younger and had oily skin. Now that I am older and have drier skin, I want a glowy complexion, lol.

  255. Deanna says:

    I would love to go zip-lining. It looks like so much fun!

  256. Marisa says:

    Glowy, except for that I do tend to be shiny so it is matte, then glowy, which gets complicated :/

  257. Meghan I says:

    I prefer glowy skin and tend to do a matte eye, i like my cheeks glowy but not shimmery and like my lips to be shiny or glossy! I used to really like the matte skin look but I have really dry skin and my matte foundations aren’t as forgiving

  258. Kellie says:

    I vote for glowy skin!!! Even though my skin is oily, I prefer to glow a little bit, rather than being too matte. Have a great weekend K-dawg!

  259. Claudette Lariviere says:

    Oh yes, hubby and i really want to try zip lining .. it looks so awesome!

  260. Lisa says:

    Favorite snack….popcorn!

  261. Jerylle Guanso says:

    My biggest pet peeve about makeup commercials would be for mascara. I know the model is wearing falsies, but the ad always promotes the product like some sort of miracle product.

  262. Kathy T says:

    Although I do appreciate a good glow, I like matte skin. Glowy skin just seems to veer into the oil slick category after a long day.

  263. My mother was a teacher for speech-impaired children and my father is a kids psychologist working with hypnosis.
    Which may be why I am kind of deranged, but have a kick-ass grammar (at least when talking German)
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … The exception from the rule – Collective Haul

  264. MelodyJ says:

    I perfer glowy skin even though I have oily skin. Like most posters the mascara commercials that make promises but show models with fake lashes are beyond silly.
    A blogger posted an 1980’s mascara commercial where the model really is applying the product. her lashes were natural. I wonder why that changed.
    I want to see Cinderella as well.

  265. Mina M says:

    The worst makeup commercials are the ones where it’s just a random celebrity from different angles against a plain background, saying the brand’s slogan. We’ve seen enough of these! It’s time to get more creative!

  266. kelliegonzo says:

    Thanks for the opportunity Karen! I have to tell you, I’ve really been loving all the videos you’ve been doing!
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  267. debbie says:

    Im from New Zealand and yes I have been on the radio and got stage fright lol I am a chatty cathy and entered into a competition to win a travel package prize. The radio station called me the day before to tell me there were 5 final entrants and I would get a call at a set time. I worried and fretted but when they called and I answered? I was mute I couldnt say anything and hung up in fright lol

  268. Tiffany says:

    I must say… I am quite excited about the new Clinique Cheek Pop colors coming out for Spring 2015. :3

  269. Jenn says:

    i would comment more but the left side of my keyboard doesn’t work anymore

  270. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Matte skin !

  271. Meenakshee says:

    Matte md up, baby!

  272. Melisa says:

    Im in need of some new eyeshadow since I just changed my hair, from dark brown to a red/orange/blond ombre

  273. Gvenda says:

    Every single mascara commercial is my most eye-rolling commercial. If even they do not trust their products enough to not use false lashes while advertising them, how am I supposed to believe that these are good products?

  274. Elizabeth says:

    Yes, I’ve been on the radio and TV, playing in an all ukulele ensemble! Life takes a strange turn sometimes, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

  275. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I too dislike the false lashes in mascara adds. Oh and size 6 girls advertising plus size clothes.

  276. Rhoda K says:

    Glowy sking <3

  277. Jen C says:

    When I was younger I preferred matte skin but now I much prefer blowy skin!

  278. Cory says:

    Dood, that Revlon commercial that plays a version of “addicted to love”, & they just keep showing women with men or women staring at men lol…it’s like, wait, makeup is about men and love??? When did THAT happen??!

  279. Jackie F says:

    I’ve been obsessed with Viseart lately. like i’m going crazy trying to find the eye shadow palettes i don’t have (like the 02 pearl bright palette) .. the only one i’ve seen lately was on ebay about a month ago and sold for $120 πŸ™ Apparently Viseart said they would come back out with that palette but that won’t be til 2016. 2016??!?! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT THAT LONG?

  280. Marisa says:

    Glowy skin fo’ sho’!

  281. Liz says:

    LOL. I have been on the radio before. A few times. πŸ™‚

  282. Ann says:

    My father was a research chemist and my mother was a librarian.

  283. Monica H says:

    Matte all the way. when you’re a disco ball all your life, u just want matte skin. Perricone md no foundation foundation serum all the way!

  284. Jessica says:

    My son is two months old today, exactly (so you KNOW I need some Sephora retail therapy)!

  285. Shelby says:

    I LOVE your blog. You have the best designed and decorated blog! Can’t wait to see who wins the giveaway!

    <3 Shelby
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  286. Lucy Nguyen says:

    I have never done bungee jumping and I’d like to try it out

  287. Coline T. says:

    I have never been on the radio, that’s good I don’t like my voice ^.^”
    thanks for this lovely giveaway! β™₯

  288. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite work snack is almonds! I also like to eat Goldfish crackers, but only at work. At home I prefer Cheez-its.

  289. Katie Freeman says:

    I used to call in to the radio when i was a young teenager to introduce the songs. moment of fame πŸ™‚ And I LOVE me some luminous skin!

  290. Cinnamon says:

    Glowing luminous skin for life!!

  291. Devis says:

    Hi Karen! Definitely glowy skin for me, when I’m too “matte” I feel like my face looks a bit flat :/ Dewy foundations or hi lighters fix that right up πŸ™‚

  292. Rae says:

    Zip lining and bungee jumping both are so much fun! And I can not wait to see Cinderella this week

  293. Glowy skin all the way!!! Nothing makes you look younger like pretty dewy skin πŸ™‚

  294. monica says:

    My default natural look is oil-slick dewy so I much prefer a matte finish (which I can usually sustain for 30 minutes max). You always want what you can’t have, right? πŸ˜‰

  295. Mallory says:

    I need this! I just became VIB for the first time ever!

  296. cheryl merkley says:

    looks like a good movie

  297. Laura b. says:

    Loved Cinderella too!

  298. jules m. says:

    my daughter and i went shopping yesterday and to the movies (insurgent), and out to eat, it was so much fun. I got some ahava bubble bath and some new books! Ive never been zip lining and I think i would break the ropes LOL I need to lose weight first but I would love to try it! πŸ™‚

  299. Tiffany says:

    planning a trip to Japan-must hoard all cute makeup!

  300. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’ve always preferred a matte look when it comes to my foundation, but I have been recently mixing things up with a slightly dewy look.
    Have never zip lined or bungee jumped, but I really want to!!!

  301. Sandy says:

    I prefer matte skin with glowy cheeks πŸ™‚

  302. Ana says:

    Ideally, I’d like semi matte skin with key highlighting. Of course, it never turns out the way I want it!

  303. Karen says:

    Glowy skin all the way. Matte skin just makes me look tired.

  304. Jamile says:

    my boyfriend and I follow the Paleo Diet (not strictly), and we buy everything that we eat fresh every week. As soon as I get home from the market I wash and cut everything we will eat that week so nothing goes to waste, and one of the things I love is orange and yellow bell peppers. i cut them all Julienne style and snack on them through the week… My favorite snack!

  305. Kiyanna says:

    I have been on the radio, I won Beyonce tickets back in 2011 & it was around my birthday so I was excited!

  306. Charlotte says:

    Rereading the lord of the rings πŸ™‚

  307. louise says:

    La parfaite collation pour moi , du fromage avec un fruit, j’ai plus de 50 ans alors je fait attention de consommer le plus de calcium possible.

  308. Suzanne says:

    My mom does human resources at a hospital. My dad is a retired police officer.

  309. Jocelyn says:

    Never been zip lining but it’s on my bucket list! I did a bungee drop at an amusement park years ago, which was a lot of fun.

  310. Margie says:

    I am usually a lurker and never comment, but you asked about bungee jumping so I wanted to chime in. I went with my friends in college and it was an awesome experience. What I didn’t realize when I agreed to go was that it involved a 5 mile hike one way! Pretty cool and beautiful place to bungee though. It was off this bridge in the middle of the Angeles National Forest that has no roads going to or from it.

    The scariest part about bungee jumping for me was not the initial drop but was going back up. Flying up through the sky and not knowing when you are going to start dropping back down to earth was definitely the part that made me scream the most.

  311. Holly says:

    I used to prefer matte skin, but recently I’m loving a more natural skin like finish. Last week I picked up the UD Naked Skin liquid foundation, and I love the finish but may want to find a foundation with more coverage.

  312. Veronica Rodriguez says:

    In the winter I prefer a sheer / luminous glow but in the winter it’s got to be matte πŸ™‚ can’t wait for the movie! Also excited for the Frozen clip that will be included!!

  313. Ruth says:

    I’m all about the matte skin. I’ve combo skin and when I try glowy it just looks like an oil slick across my face. yuck.

  314. Ashley says:

    I love those little pouches of applesauce! I like the peach/apple kind but all the other flavors are good. They’re really good to take to class because they have a twist off cap so it’s easy to reseal. I also like to take Uncrustables to school as well.

  315. Kaye says:

    Long-time lurker, but I just have to say that El Hub getting teary made me teary. There’s nothing like a sweet little fairy tale to remind you that dreams do come true and there’s a happy ending waiting for you.

  316. nlm8 says:

    Happy Sunday Funday! It’s so cute that Tabs goes for walks πŸ™‚ I love glowy skin, especially with spring approaching!

  317. Patricia Caradonna says:

    I have never bungee jumped on zip lined, but I love to snorkel and swim in the Caribbean water. I am too chicken to zip line and bungee jump.

  318. Brwnfruit says:

    Happy Naw-Ruz, Baha’i, Persian and Zoroastrian friends πŸ™‚

  319. Lesley F says:

    I have zip-lined a couple of times a love it

  320. Lisa C says:

    My mom was a teacher and my dad was a plant supervisor, previously served in the Navy during WWII. My grandfather served in WWI and my uncle served in the Korean war – MIA for 3 years.

  321. Valerie says:

    I saw Cinderella a week or so ago and loved it! I cried. A lot. Why does there have to be so many deaths in the beginning!!!!

  322. AmyD says:

    Glowy, dewy skin!

  323. Rachel says:

    I was on the radio when I was about 13. I called in to a radio show to win tickets for my family to win a free train ride (my little brother was super into trains at the time). It was around father’s day, and they asked for stories about your father. I told the story of how I was having an “unbirthday” party and, unbeknownst to me, my hair caught on fire from the birthday candle. My dad knocked me off my chair to put out the fire. But to me, all my dad had done is knock me over. I then remember sitting in the kitchen while he cut all the burnt ends off. The radio host was laughing so hard when I told the story.

  324. Aarti says:

    How about in-between glowy and matte? Everyone loves a good, healthy glow but too much can make me seem oily πŸ™

  325. nina says:

    I love a matte complexion and add a highlight or glowy blush. I sometimes use a shimmery bronzer as a blush

  326. Jen says:

    My daughter and I saw Cinderella together, it was beautiful. I cried too!

  327. Jordi says:

    Glowy but not shiny is good.

    I was going to suggest dried edamame but my 4-year-old says I should suggest Cheez-Its.

  328. craftyone says:

    i like eating fruit for my snacks at work

  329. Wayne says:

    Finally got a new foster cat, Jamie, the Countess of Mousington.

    She hates me. She has an eye infection so every time I get near her it’s to grab her to give her eye drops. That’s all she knows about me — and that I feed her, so maybe she’s conflicted. πŸ˜‰

  330. Monica says:

    My favorite snack at work is either nutrigrain bars or almonds

  331. Amie says:

    Ziplining is too much fun. I work in a huge building, and I totally wished we had one there. Getting to meetings would be so much quicker.

  332. Tashia says:

    I’ve got very oily skin so for me the more matte the better! Usually by mid afternoon I’m naturally glowy but not in a good way!

  333. mrsshukra says:

    Addicted to Go Macro bars!

  334. Desiree says:

    I haven’t been zip lining but my family and I are thinking about it for a future trip!

  335. Rose says:

    Okay, new favorite snack (and I tried them because you mentioned them as a desert island must-have in one of your blog posts, and NOW I KNOW WHY!): Trader Joe’s Mango and Cream Bars. Yaaaas! Also, I dig Larabars…but mainly the “Uber” variety…specifically coconut macaroon. A-yum.

  336. Denisse Rios says:

    Def matte! πŸ™‚
    Denisse Rios recently posted … Queen’s EOS Lip Balm Collection

  337. Selene Smith says:

    Glowy skin is always better πŸ˜‰

  338. Rose says:

    All the beauty bloggers I’ve followed are very kind and positive and do not body- or “beauty”-police. Since commenting on these blogs is so low-stakes and you blogrunners have created such hospitable milieux, I’ve started to be able to overcome my avoidant personality disorder enough to at least leave a few comments. I really appreciate it <3

  339. Hannah says:

    If I could, I’d snack on CHEESE all day, everyday.

  340. Kirsten says:

    I like nuts and seeds for snacks at work. Walnuts and almonds are my favorite.

  341. Lalena says:

    I went zip-lining last summer! It was such a fun time! I’d love to do it again in a new location.

  342. Swati says:

    I hate mascara commercials with obviously fake lashes!

  343. Jackie says:

    I usually prefer matte skin, but after this dry, terrible winter the northeast has had, I wanna glow, baby! πŸ˜€

  344. Destiny says:

    Matte skin and add highlight to top of cheekbones only

  345. brittany says:

    oooh this is my weeeeeeeeeek!

  346. Alex says:

    I’ve been on the radio once when I won tickets to see the Jonas Brothers. That was years ago when they were ridiculously popular! Haha.

  347. Lorraine says:

    Parents were schoolteachers and I was on the radio once with Don Blue. I came to the studio to give a donation(I think they were collecting items for disaster victims) and he put me on air. Weird.

  348. Jennifer M-K says:

    Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping? I tried zip-lining in Puerto Rico…my friend talked me into it. I don’t think I’ll be volunteering to do it again though. I’m not really much of an adrenaline junkie. :P. πŸ™‚

  349. Summer says:

    I have really oily skin, that I’m hoping means when I’m in my 60’s I’ll have beautiful dewy skin, but here in my 30’s its a giant pain to manage. So i crave matte πŸ™‚

  350. Katy says:

    A Different World is on Netflix! It’s a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚

  351. Maria R says:

    I’m reallty into glowy skin right now and lighter makeup. Hope you had a great weekend!

  352. samantha h says:

    Love the minx fake eyelashes at Sephora! Need a new pair!

  353. Jennifer says:

    My beautiful Burmese cat died yesterday and I am heartbroken.

  354. Eve says:

    Hi Karen! I discovered your blog while doing my obligatory pre-purchase research of Hourglass eyeshadow palettes, and wanted to thank you for your amazing review! I had gone to see the new Cinderella movie this past week, and it was one of the best versions I’ve seen yet (I’ve seen maybe 15 different ones in multiple languages). Also, I’ve done zip-lining last summer, and it was AMAZING! I want to try do it at night the next time, I’ve been told it’s an interesting experience!

  355. Brittany says:

    I have pretty oily skin naturally, but I’m a fan of 50/50 glowy and matte. If I’m too matte I just think I look too flat and zombie-esque! Speaking of zombies, I cannot believe The Walking Dead is already over next weekend! It is going to be intense!

  356. Divya says:

    Hi Karen,
    I Have been reading your blong, since very very long time,and i love it, thought today i will try my luck!!;)
    I love to share few things here;
    1. Both Zip lining and bungee jumping are in my wishlist,want to overcome my fears
    2. Skin lightening cream ads annoy me the most
    3. Never been on radio
    4.Love glowy dewy skin
    5. My father is a highschool math teacher, mother, home maker πŸ™‚
    6.Nuts are favorite snacks at work πŸ™‚
    Thanks and keep up the great work!!

  357. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    I love your questions, you get to know a little more of your readers! : D

    Well, my parents are teachers, for the most part of their lives! My father was already pharmacist, and my mother was already presenting clips video program during the 90’s! But today they are teachers, my father Biology and mother to kindergarten! And I followed in their footsteps, I’m historian and teacher too! I’m finishing a master’s degree and want to be a college professor! <3

  358. Nadia says:

    I want to relax under a beautiful tree and watch my kids play. Thank you for your blog. Your writing is impeccable.

  359. Nikita says:

    I prefer a finish somewhere between matte and dewy. Not too flat, and not too shiny.

  360. Jessica says:

    Most eye-rolling or annoying makeup/beauty commercials? I hate the Revlon ones where a hand model is molesting a man’s face, while claiming men like painted nails. Ain’t no man noticing our nails! They can’t even tell if we cut our hair!

    Have you ever been on the radio? I have! I’ve been on KOME and Live 105 winning stuff.

    Glowy skin or matte? I like to mix it up!

  361. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I prefer the matte look, but my dry skin doesn’t seem to agree. I am still looking for a decent compromise…

  362. Audrey H. says:

    Im doing some diy, refinishing a cabinet and tearing apart our bathroom. Im so tired and achey but work is getting done so yay Im curious about Cinderella since I love Downton Abbey and it’s Rose πŸ™‚

  363. Preetha says:

    Glowy skin….

  364. Lilly says:

    Just saw Cinderella too, it was divine! The costumes seriously had me drooling. Love your blog girl, it’s seriously my go-to for swatches and reviews. πŸ™‚

  365. Domenique says:

    I wanna see Cinderella too… πŸ˜€
    Let’s see my father is a Dentist (now retired) and my Mom is a handyman. She is crazily talented and most people would love to have someone like her around you you need help with something. πŸ™‚

  366. Toan says:

    I like my skin to be glowing.

  367. Renata says:

    Dear Karen,

    I was on the radio once, when I was really little πŸ™‚ I was interviewed about a 2 weeks exchange-sort of program to the UK and as I was the oldest from the group they tend to ask me about all things πŸ˜€

  368. Maren says:

    The matte/dewy jury is still out.
    Maren recently posted … Movie review! “Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay”

  369. Tori says:

    My parents are both research scientists… or they were but they’re both now more involved with management/PR for it!

  370. Lisa says:

    We’re hoping to go see Cinderella next week. My daughter and I watched Disney princess movie marathon this weekend.

  371. Gina Bullard says:

    Matte skin finish for me – it will end up oily in the T-zone anyway! I do use MAC’s Fix spray and that seems to help it not seem quite as matte as I had been wearing… and lasts and lasts. I sure hope I win…. I NEED stuff!

  372. What’s your favorite snack to have at school/work? Cupcake πŸ˜€

  373. Mary Lou Van De Bon says:

    I’m getting ready to celebrate birthday number 53 and I am finally interested in developing my make up skills. I thoroughly enjoy learning more about make up from you. Thanks so much!

  374. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I once went bungee jumping when it was still legal on the jersey shore. Talk about an adrenaline rush!

  375. Priscilla S. says:

    I saw Cinderella last weekend and really liked it. The costumes were fabulous <3

  376. Tara says:

    My husband was gone all weekend (planned trip). I was left with a sick 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. He’s home now… and that’s all I have to say………………

  377. I love the dewy look but it can be a little tricky to achieve. I’ve been wearing L’Oreal True Match lately which my oil does get me glowing in the tzone in an hour or so, but my cheeks look perpetually dry. Need to do more experimenting! πŸ˜€ I finally dyed my hair again, was looking pretty strange with the ashy light brown and white roots, light golden brown past that then darker red past that, haha. Went with a cool medium brown and it looks like it mostly covered the red, I’m surprised! Also darker than I anticipated, but I think it works. We’ll see how it looks after washing. πŸ™‚
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … MAC Nordstrom Naturals Limited Edition Palette – Swatches and First Impressions

  378. INCI says:

    Glowy skin!

  379. Nida Sohail says:

    I love to try different look everyday whether it be red lips at one time and dark magenta the other or matte one day and glowy finish the other

  380. Kim says:

    I think we’ll bring the boys to Cinders. I’m sure they’ll have to console me while I sob! HAHA!

  381. Diane says:

    The closest I’ve come to bungee jumping or zip-lining is rock climbing and then rappelling.

  382. Jay says:

    starting to look my age, not sure I like it yet

  383. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have never done zip-lining or bungee jumping. I’m way to chicken!!

  384. Trude says:

    I was battling a migraine Friday-Saturday, but finally got out of the house Sunday and got caught up on Walking Dead. Could have been worse! πŸ™‚
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  385. Erika says:

    Matte in the t-zone, glowy on the cheeks.
    Almonds and granola in my desk drawer at all times.

  386. Krystle Thomas says:

    Ziplining, yes. Bungee jumping, heck no!

  387. JanM says:

    I am so excited to see the new Cinderella movie. It looks so good.

  388. Emily says:

    Way too afraid of heights to zip-line or bungee jump

  389. Molly says:

    #TeamGlowySkin all the way!

    Matte skin looks too makeupy on me in real life. I do like it for photos though.

  390. Jordan says:

    I asked my hubs if he would take me to see Cinderella and he told me to go with my sister! πŸ™

  391. Lynda says:

    can you do some features on skincare?

  392. Aimen says:

    BIG CHEWY BARS!! They are the BEST. and glowy ofcourse! -flips hair

  393. Paol Trenny says:

    β€’Have you ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping? I have done both when I was in my twenties.

    β€’Glowy skin or matte? I prefer glowing skin

    β€’What’s your favorite snack to have at school/work? I love chocolate covered almonds and fruits

  394. Alyssa Lee says:

    My parents are very busy people. My mom is now employed full-time with the post office after being a stay at home mom to 14 children as well as the secretary for my dad’s trucking business for several years. My dad works for himself. He has a trucking business, a farm and a sawmill-as well as taking on the roll as the parent to run the kids to after school events.

  395. Julie Florence says:

    Fav snack without a doubt is POPCORN! I eat it almost every day. πŸ™‚

    I do try to be a bit healthy at work so I opt for some sea salt dark chocolate almonds. πŸ™‚

    Hope i win! πŸ™‚

  396. TJ says:

    Matte always! With oily skin, everything winds up “dewy” anyway in a few hours, why start out behind the 8 ball?

  397. Pamela says:

    I’ve never been zip lining or bungee jumping but there’s supposed to be a place near me that a room full of trampolines for adults? And you bounce to your heart’s content. I want to try this for sure.

  398. astou says:

    I just find out that i love glowy !
    Not too much but just enough for looking healthy …
    Wouaw i just made a rime πŸ™‚

  399. Astrid says:

    Hi! It’s my first comment ever, but i read you all the time. I went to see Cinderella with my sister and my husband, we had to drag him, mainly because my sister and me are really really annoying together, specially in the cinema. Anyway the three of us had a blast, it’s a really cute and romantic movie, and Ella looks beautiful all the time. And yes, I’ve been on the radio a lot, the first time I was 9, was a school knowledge contest, it was funny because someone stole (someone from the school who lost) our awards and freebies so after two months of waking up 5:00 am every sunday in order to win over every school in the contest, my team of 4 kids had to share two cupcakes :S, but when you’re a kid you enjoy anything, but our parents weren’t that happy :S.

  400. Jessica davis says:

    I like dewy and Matte skin. Just depends on the weather, season or occasion ! Thanks for all your hard work

  401. Sarah says:

    I think just the right amount of glowy skin tends to look the healthiest and nicest. But if you have super oily skin like I do, it’s much harder to achieve dewy skin that doesn’t look like an oil slick!

  402. Robin says:

    I’m a fan of glowing skin and LOVE Too Faced Beach Bunny and BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed.

  403. Andrea Darst says:

    I bungee jumped once, even though I’m scared of heights. It was terrifying! I cried the whole time and went off backwards!

  404. Sanam says:

    I have never been bungee jumping or zip-lining ever! I’m too afraid of heights!

  405. Megan says:

    Glowy skin – my skin tends to try already, so i’ve been using illuminating tinted moisturizer instead of foundation since the early days of this blog – before that kind of thing was all the rage.

  406. Amara Morgan says:

    Glowy skin: I naturally have very dry skin so mattefying is too dull on my skin.

    & zip lining is so much fun! you should definitely if you haven’t. I did it with my sister in Alaska of all places.

  407. Katelyn says:

    I love the look of matte skin on other people but for some reason I always look super dry, so i’d have to go with dewy!

  408. Amanda Bernard says:

    Hi! I don’t know if you like music, but I *love* it and if you’re looking for a new band to listen to, I highly recommend Marianas Trench. They are kind of pop/rock….if you like Hedley you would probably like them too. Okay, have a nice day, bye!

  409. Alanna D says:

    If its Sephora i am there! love this store and all its treasures

  410. Anne says:

    I like more matte skin. Maybe that’s a holdout from my teenage years when I never went anywhere without a Maybelline pressed powder compact? I love Too Faced Candelight and Primed and Poreless powders for blurring fine lines these days.

  411. Katherine says:

    I really want to see Cinderella! I’m going to go with a friend when my husband is out of town this coming weekend. πŸ™‚

  412. Cassidy says:

    I would prefer a matte skin look, but unfortunately I’m naturally glowy. I think the dewy look can look really pretty and healthy, but it’s hard to pull off any added shimmer on naturally oily skin. (Oh how we always want what we can’t have!)

  413. Thomas Murphy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  414. Deanna says:

    Hi! So I’ve been hesitating about purchasing the Becca Shimmering highlight in the pressed form. I already have it in the liquid container, but I’m sooo tempted! What do you think?

  415. Barbara B says:

    When I was about 8 years old I read some poems on the radio as part of my foreign language class.

  416. kristine ewald says:

    I love my glow skin!

  417. Angela says:

    Glory skin. I have a major soft spot for hightlighters/luminizers and illuminating blushes. The more I have in my collection the happier I am.

  418. Jennifer says:

    Favorite work snack is coffee, coffee and then maybe a little coffee.
    But, really, if I’m hungry, I like to have some raw almonds. Of course, I also really love to go downstairs and steal banana laffy taffies from the receptionist’s candy bowl. She knows I do this, but we pretend she doesn’t see me…
    Jennifer recently posted … Because…

  419. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I wish I could do glowing skin but my skin tends to go from glow-y to oily too quickly to enjoy the look. πŸ™

  420. Trudy Erickson says:

    I love shopping at Sephora! Nars Superorgasm is my favorite!

  421. Trudy Erickson says:

    Did this work?

  422. Tosha H says:

    Have I ever done zip-lining or bungee jumping? LOL, noooo way… massive fear of heights here

  423. melody vega says:

    Cinderella was AMAZING! The glass slippers were my favorite!

  424. Rosie R says:

    First of all, I can’t remember if I commmented and I double checked and I dont think I did. I’m SORRY IF I DID! But I wanted to say I love a matte look, however I’ve recently started to admire and switch to the glowy look. Which is funny because my first shimmer powder was from the Mac CINDERELLA collection. :))

  425. Sandy says:

    Definitely gooey “jlo” skin!

  426. Nekohime says:

    I prefer glowy skin! But with my oily skin, if I start out glowy, I end up an oilslick in a couple of hours. Instead, I start out matte, and let the natural oils peek through after a while for the perfect amount of glow!

  427. Candace Ghany says:

    I love my doggie!

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