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Win a $50 Sephora e-card from Makeup and Beauty Blog

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Bonjour! It’s caturday! And don’t you wish there were such a thing as tiny baby kittens that fluttered on gossamer fairy wings? πŸ™‚

If you’ve stopped by before, have a cup of tea, and welcome back! You know the drill. It’s the Saturday giveaway, so we’ve got all that good stuff going on, but can we talk for a moment first about the phenomenon that is SoulCycle?


I’ve never been myself, but I’ve heard from friends in New York and friends here that once you do it, you totally get into it. Honestly, I hope not…because the classes are kind of expensive. I mean $30 for one spin class? I can put on my tennis shoes and run and up and down the street for free.

Buuut they have an introductory $20 promo price, so I’m going today for the first time with my friend Mary, and we’re going to the 60-minute class, so hopefully I get my money’s worth. I just pray to the makeup gods that my butt will not be numb by the end of it.

Wish me luck, and good luck to you in the giveaway.

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:
    • Best store to get free samples from?
    • Who makes the best veggie burger?
    • If you’re a natural brunette, have you ever gone blonde? Or the other way around if you’re a natural blonde?
    • My Little Pony, or Care Bears?
    • What are your five personal must-have hair products and/or tools?
    • What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Agata says:

    Good morning Karen. It is an expensive class but I hope you have fun! I will try to go to the gym today after work but I am feeling really dizzy for some reason. Hopefully, it will go away.
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  2. V says:

    I have a cold this weekend! And I had soooo many plans πŸ™ But now I have an excuse to curl up under a blanket all weekend.

  3. Stacy says:

    I am currently obsessed with the Laura Mercier mineral powder right now and would like to share it with everyone! I have dry acne prone skin and it makes me look very glowly, which is really hard to find in a mineral powder!

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    Aw, My Little Pony for sure πŸ™‚

  5. Hannah L says:

    My favorite place to get free samples is from sephora! They always have samples of products that are usually high in and popular so I love getting to try them for free!

  6. Hannah L says:

    My favorite place to get free samples is sephora! When you order online they always have a lot of options!!

  7. Icequeen81 says:

    Best store to get free samples from?
    On this place hahahaha none πŸ™‚
    Who makes the best veggie burger?
    I know just one place so I cant answer that correctly
    If you’re a natural brunette, have you ever gone blonde? Or the other way around if you’re a natural blonde?
    natural brunnete I got blond high lights does that count?
    My Little Pony, or Care Bears?
    My little pony
    What are you five personal must-have hair products and/or tools?
    my shine spray, my serum, my comb cream, till there
    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)?

  8. Neema says:

    Who makes the best veggie burgers? If we are talking store bought, I would have to say Hilary’s eat well! Their adzuki bean burger is fantastic, flavorful and absolutely delicious.

  9. Sienna says:

    for sure, sephora has the best samples!!

  10. jewon says:

    best veggie burger ever: shake shack

  11. Arlene says:

    I really want to try the new Nars foundation, I’m still searching for my holy grail foundation :/

  12. Dani says:

    Sephora samples are definitely my favorite.

  13. You practically have to BEG for samples here. And even when you ask the stroes are not exactly very generous. Seriously, I’d move to the US just for the great deals you get on make-up, the variety of brands and the customer service, lol.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Recent rebuys | Coola Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Natural BB Cream & Coola Liplux SPF 30

  14. Cathy says:

    Good luck in your class today and have a great work out!!

  15. Sarah W says:

    I’m loving my MAC eye kohls right now, although I also love Urban Decay pencils. I can’t deal with liquid eyeliner, no matter how hard I try…I don’t love the “sharp” look either though

  16. dawn says:

    MLP all the way!

  17. Estefania says:

    I’m a natural brunette and I’ve NEVER dyed my hair, but I’ve always wanted to go blonde, even for a little bit. I’m always too scared to do it, since my hair is SO dark. It would take way too much bleach to get it to blonde.
    Estefania recently posted … Jane Cosmetics Haul and Mini Reviews!

  18. Remi says:

    I have gone every color you can possibly go with my hair (which is naturally a dark blonde/light brown).. If you are super dark, and you want to go lighter GO TO A SALON. Seriously. If you want to make a big hair change, do not try it at home, do it at a salon. If they mess up, they will fix it, your hair will be much safer.

  19. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen! Hv a nice and warm weekend!

  20. Diana says:

    I guess I’ve finally had enough snow for one season. Bring on the flowers!!!!

  21. Meghan says:

    My five personal must-have hair products are:
    -L’OrΓ©al EverPure Volume shampoo & conditioner because my hair is long, but is a bit oily, and I find this combo weightless. I hate it when I feel the heaviness of shampoos and conditioners in my hair!
    -Alterna Caviar CC Cream for hair is amazing! I apply this on wet hair and it’s lightly moisturizing but doesn’t weigh my hair down. I also like that it contains heat & UV protection.
    -KΓ©rastase Elixir Ultime, it’s a leave-in treatment oil (like MoroccanOil) that I’m loving. Again, lightweight, and takes care of my drier ends. You only need the tiniest bit!
    -T3 Featherweight hairdryer, I typically let it air dry for a while, then blowdry for 5 minutes for soft waves. When I do feel like having straighter hair, the T3 can give me straight, shiny, and still voluminous locks in about 10 minutes. My hair is so long – it’s a real accomplishment to have it done so quickly!

  22. Charisma says:

    Hi! I am obsessed with dark pigmented lipsticks and lipstains. I used to be afraid of bold colors but have gotten out of that shell!

  23. Tiffanie says:

    Have fun at your class!

  24. paulina says:

    hi karen longtime reader first time commenter , i just want to tell you how much i love your blog and how much i would love to win that e card
    have a nice weekend

  25. craftyone says:

    care bears because they care a lot

  26. Lindsay says:

    I still struggle trying to master the art of liquid eyeliner. I have gotten one step closer with Stila, for sure, but I still need a lot more practice. What I have perfected is my skin care routine. I use the Ole Henrickson African Red Tea foaming face wash with my clarisonic brush. Next up is Ole’s toner and some FAB moisturizer. My everyday face is: primer, a little foundation, M.A.C. Bronzer, grande Lash MD, and some Better than mascara. I could use some new tricks to try out! $50.00 will get me a couple.

  27. Eileen says:

    My life-long quest for the perfect eyeliner continues. Stila’s waterproof pen is close.

  28. Elaine F says:

    Care Bears for sure!

  29. Sarah says:

    i have almost black hair (it’s black in everything but bright, direct sunlight) and I went white blonde in high school, for about 15 minutes! It was on my way to green hair and I learned the hard way that green is not my color.

  30. Aeris says:

    My Little Pony, or Care Bears? That’s a cruel question! How can you make us choose between these two fluffy rainbow cuties?

    Though I had both when I was a child, I think I’ll go for Carebear as I still have my Love-a-lot plushies next to my bed! πŸ˜‰

  31. Christine says:

    Best for samples is Sephora. My daughter needed an eyeliner and the associate helped her choose one and gave her two generous samples of eyelid and face primers – unrequested, just because she thought she might like them.

  32. richelle bowers says:

    my 5 must have hair products tools:
    1. shampoo
    2. conditioner
    3. hair serum
    4. blow dryer
    5. straightener

  33. Kalli Melia says:

    I love my pencil eyeliners, but I have one colour that I have to have in gel form, dark indigo blue. I really don’t know why, but it seems that I can’ find the perfect dark blue unless in a gel pot.

  34. Fran says:

    I hope you have fun, but not enough fun to acquire an expensive new habit, lol! The best store I know of for getting samples is the Sephora on Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. They’re great!

  35. Lindsay says:

    i’m partial to gardein veggie burgers, care bears & pot gel eyeliner

  36. Petra V. says:

    Care Bears. I was a huge “fan” of them when I was a lil kid.

  37. Bertha says:

    The only veggie burgers I like are the Morningstar Farm Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers!

  38. BB says:

    My Little Pony all the way!

  39. Hannah says:

    Ooh my favorite liner lately had been the essence gel liner, I belive I even saw a review of yours from a while back when I was looking up reviews. What’s been your favorite liner(s) lately?

  40. Natalie Noble says:

    I’m a natural blonde, and I’ve only dyed my hair once. I did a semi permanent light brown dye that somehow actually made my hair a medium auburn that faded to a strawberry blonde. I loved it while it lasted but I haven’t made the plunge to dye it again!

  41. Katya says:

    In my humble opinion, Space.NK has, hands down, THE BEST free samples in the beauty game!! No matter how big or small your purchase, especially if you’re friendly with an SA, you always get some goodies that you’ll actually USE (unlike some other places, lol…like a foundation sample five shades too dark for you). Also, their GWPs that come around twice a year are out of this world and so generous.

  42. Erin says:

    The best store to get samples from is definitely Sephora!

  43. Nadia Cee says:

    I hope the soulcycle class works out for you!

  44. Jenny says:

    Have fun in your spin class today Karen! I’ve been fighting hard to resist this cold for the past two weeks but it creeped up on me last night. Fingers crossed I’ll feel better by Monday

  45. Rocio says:

    Hi Karen!

    I’m a natural redhead and now my hair is jet black. As they say, “Once you go black, you never go back”, and I haven’t missed my red locks so far.

    Have a nice weekend!

  46. Aina Y says:

    Have a nice weekend to you and Tabs!

  47. Jenn says:

    I’m a natural brunette and I’ve always wanted to try a nice blonde but I’m also extremely pale. I think it would just wash me out completely. I do like to go with light brown or blonde highlights from time to time.

  48. Candace says:

    This is my first comment… Does that count???

  49. Chels says:

    Totally Care Bears!! ; )

  50. Illy Junus says:

    Good luck on your soulcycle, my go to free sample is always Sephora

  51. Emer says:

    Eyeko skinny eyeliner is my fave! πŸ™‚

  52. Daphne says:

    The best place to get free samples has got to be Sephora! They are
    always so nice about giving generous samples of foundations, moisturizers, primers, and anything else that can go into one of their
    sample containers. Just don’t go begging for samples on Saturday,
    when they are slammed!

  53. Tiffany says:

    My little pony!! i have younger cousins, so I’ve been subjected to watching some myself.. and it’s not as bad as I would’ve imagined.

  54. BlackAsphodel says:

    No, I’ve never been blonde. I’ve always wanted black hair.

  55. Sarah Sq. says:

    Care Bears!

  56. Amy says:

    I’m a brunette and went a little red in college, but have never been blonde.

  57. Turquoise says:

    Hey Karen! Hopefully you’re having a great day! Here’s to a better upcoming week than the previous one ;D

  58. Christiana Mercier says:

    I’m a natural (dirty) blonde. I’ve gone all the way from platinum blonde (bad idea) to jet black. Found that the warm cherry based brown/red it is now makes my skin and eyes look their best.

  59. Sandy says:

    Hi, Karen. Happy Caturday! We should have a Puppyday sometime. My current favorite eyeliner is L’Oreal Silkissime in black. It is a pencil but looks like a liquid!

  60. Lori P says:

    I’m blonde but never went brunette. I did try red once to get a strawberry blonde hue but that was a DISASTER.

  61. Georgia says:

    I never tried dying my hair blonde before because I feel like I would look horrible with blonde hair and it would be a pain for me to maintain it.

  62. Chelsea E. says:

    Can I just say that I loved opening up my email and seeing little flying kittens?!? πŸ™‚

  63. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!! =)

  64. judy o'brien says:

    hello from a not real blonde.

  65. Gloria says:

    Hi Karen! What do you do for working out, other than running/jogging? I used to run in the park when weather allows… (hot Houston summer prevents me to do any outdoor activities.) Unfortunately, I think I hurt my knee during my jogging last year, and I haven’t run since then… I’m now looking for medium impact activities. πŸ™ Hopefully I can resume my working out schedule after this long cold winter.

  66. Michelle says:

    The best place to order samples from is Sephora. Every time you order online with them, you get free 3 samples. If you are with their Beauty Insider program, then you can get more products by using your points. It’s been my favorite place to shop for years πŸ™‚

  67. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hello! My favorite kind of eyeliner has to be liquid pen – they just are the quickest types. I also like to curl my lashes after lining the eyes, so they tend to withstand the curling a bit better than the other liner types too. Second is gel-pencil. I like Gel, but I don’t usually like to mess with a brush.

  68. anissa says:

    as a child my hair was naturally blonde. when it started to get darker as i grew up, i kept it lightened to blonde. then more recently, i have mostly let it be natural, a mostly dark blonde/light brown. but NOW, too many gray hairs are showing up, particularly around my face/temple areas, so this weekend i am going back to blonde (with some colorful accents courtesy of manic panic). i now understand why my mom always colored her hair to “hide the gray.”
    i did one time have my stylist go darker with a reddish auburn shade, and i really did enjoy that change. but, i think i’m a blonde at heart.

  69. Liza says:

    Oh no not spin class! Good luck but ouch it hurts! Tried it once and thought I was going to pass out and flop off my bike! Never again my friend!!

  70. Ashleigh says:

    Omg Karen, I took a spin class last fall and it kicked. my. butt. Quite literally. I hope you have a great workout! But spin classes are definitely not for me, haha.
    And Sephora is my favorite for samples, they get my business a lot because of samples, for sure.

  71. athena rutherford says:

    Costco = for samples. It’s half the reason I even go there. f

  72. Ms. Elise says:

    I’m a natural brunette, and while I’ve never gone blonde, I have to admit I’ve thought about it. I had a dream where I was platinum blonde, and I loved it (and looked amazing). Maybe someday I’ll actually try, when I have the time to get used to a new color and/or dye it back if I look hideous.

  73. Mary says:

    Sephora has the best samples! You can basically get a sample of anything in the store.

  74. Nancy says:

    I have read so many positive comments about Laura Mercier products that I would love to try one of them.

    I agree Sephora is great for samples.

  75. I thought Margot Robbie’s red lip at the Oscars was perfection. Made me a bit envious for a new red lipstick.

  76. Monique says:

    Best store to get free samples from? Sephora usually
    Who makes the best veggie burger? Hmmm, not sure on this one
    If you’re a natural brunette, have you ever gone blonde? Or the other way around if you’re a natural blonde? Yes, I am a natural dafrk brunette and am currently a dark golden bloinde
    My Little Pony, or Care Bears? My Little Pony
    What are your five personal must-have hair products and/or tools? Davines Oi (awesome for taming frizzies), Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, Fekkai hair mask, 1.5 inch flat iron, (great for making big waves too!), Fructis Shine spray
    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)? Gel type pencil!

  77. Erin says:

    Karen, I love the free samples from Sephora and Ulta! I also love Sephora’s new Flash Shipping program, free 2 day shipping on qualifying products for $10 a year. SOOO worth it!!!!!!

  78. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    My Little Pony!

  79. Susan T. says:

    My Little Pony FTW!!!!!! Although the grumpy Care Bear does speak to my heart too.

  80. Jen says:

    Thanks for another great giveaway, Karen! You ask some tough questions, but I say that Sol makes the best veggie burgers- and My Little Pony all the way πŸ˜‰

  81. Justine says:

    I always want to do classes but I cannot justify classes over $20. I also try to check groupon to see if there are any good packages. It’s a win-win because then I feel as if I have to use go to the amount of classes in the package.

  82. Vickie says:

    What a nice gesture πŸ™‚

    Have to say Nordstrom has awesome samples ! If they don’t have a sample of something you want, they will make one up for you!

  83. Suzanne G says:

    I love Sephora for free samples when I go to the city and in the smaller town I also shop in Shopper’s Drug Mart is great.

  84. nat ogu says:

    kohl liner is the best though i love marc jacobs gel liner

  85. Jen L says:

    Happy Caturday!

    I am a natural blonde, now kind of blonde/grey. I tried dying my hair red in high school only to find out you need brown pigment for the red to cling onto or your hair turns pink. So, I was a little ahead of my time as far as colour trends go, having pink hair for a time in the late 80’s. Fortunately folks thought I did it on purpose and was a ‘cool’ kid for a while! Now I just dye my hair to cover the silver. Wahh.

  86. Marisela Bennett says:

    I’ve shopped at Sephora online twice it’s hard to do it more often because being in a tight budget household it’s my reality. So thank you for the chance!

  87. Kirsten says:

    I gotta admit that I like the Sephora samples, when they have those big bags of goodies. But also Nordstroms has nice high-end samples of things that I could never afford to buy for myself. (Tom Ford perfume, I’m looking at you.)

  88. Erika says:

    So, I have never had a veggie burger from a restaurant because in the middle of the Midwest it is cow central. The best store to get samples from would probably be Sephora. The only Sephora around here is in a JCPenney. In the last two months, I have bought a clarisonic my one and only purchase yet from Sephora. Have a beautiful day!

  89. Shaun Biddle says:

    My Little Pony!

  90. AurΓ©lie says:

    Bonjour Karen and Tabs!
    For me the best are the “bisounours” πŸ™‚
    Kiss from France!

  91. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like gel pot eyeliner.

  92. Jess Lim says:

    Always need Sephora $$!

  93. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I like the Care Bears best. Thanks again for the chance to win, hoping to get lucky this time.

  94. Kim Yuen says:

    Best veggie burger = no veggie burger!

  95. Maria says:

    My favorite eyeliner is gel liner but it always smudges on me! πŸ™

  96. Anne says:

    I love stila’s smudge sticks. Moray (olive green with some gold shimmer) is really pretty. My other eyeliner trick is eyeshadow and an angled brush – MAC’s Handwritten is great for brown eyes!

  97. Cassidy says:

    Morning Star makes the best veggie burger with avocado!

  98. Marilyn Nawara says:

    My favorite eyeliner is pencil — have a about 3 different shades of gray that I use all in different brands.

  99. Berry says:

    I’ve never gone blonde but have always wanted to try. So far I’ve just dyed my brunette hair to cover the grays.

  100. Kris Pope says:

    Hi Karen. My sister in law is in purina cat chows national competition for pet shelter volunteer. If she wins, our local no kill animal shelter gets $25,000. You can vote for her, Desieree Muench, everyday until March 15th. Just go to, click the link building better lives, select the state PA, and cast your vote. We love all animals but she especially devotes her efforts to the stray cats in our Hillside shelter. Feel free to spread the word. Thank you to everyone who votes:-)

  101. Keisha says:

    I have to say that the best store to get free samples from in my experience is Sephora. I have gotten more than generous samples from them many times!

  102. Susan Christy says:

    I’m surprised at how much better my hair looks – shiny and healthy – since I started using Moroccan Oil.

  103. nlm8 says:

    Tarina Taratinos eyeliners are insanely good! Too bad were discontinued at Sephora. Ordered one from Julep that I’m waiting on. Hello to Tabs!

  104. Jennifer says:

    I definitely think Sephora is the best place for free samples.

  105. Michaela says:

    boston is getting even more snow tomorrow!!

  106. Amber says:

    That is the cutest image ever! I want to visit a Sephora with floating kitties all around! It’s my birthday soon and I’d love to buy some new NARS Audacious lipstick shades. Love the formula. Thanks Karen!

  107. Jen says:

    Care Bears!

  108. Jerylle Guanso says:

    I love my gel eyeliner, especially the one from essence and maybelline. I use it to tight line and wing out my liner so my lashes look fuller and my eyes are more defined. πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for the giveaway and I hope you have an amazing day.

  109. Helen N says:

    Today is sunny and warmer than other days this week, but the wind is getting stronger! That wont stop me from enjoying the weekend πŸ™‚

  110. Courtney says:

    Best place for samples is Costco!!!

  111. Marloes says:

    As a natural blonde, I’ve only gone to brunette once, in 2009. It looked nice, but in the summer I really wanted to go back to blonde lol! I dyed my hair a chocolate brown color in the winter, but when it was almost summer I felt like it was ‘too dark’. For some reason blonde felt more ‘summery’. Haven’t gone to brunette ever since. Only redhead, for a short period of time. Blonde just suits me the best. πŸ™‚

  112. Kim H says:

    The best veggie burger in the Boston area is the Druid!
    The product that I’m crushing on right now is Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+ Amazing stuff!

  113. Melissa says:

    Care bears

  114. Marilyn says:

    Brunette who went blond a few years ago. It took a few trips to the salon but it looks gorgeous and natural!

  115. Jessica says:

    Lol I tried spin a long time ago and even though I can run like crazy, I just could not keep up in that class. I stayed at the same resistance the whole time haha πŸ™‚ have fun!

  116. latanya says:

    I prefer the Care Bears over my Little Pony

  117. Denay says:

    I love Tabs serving face for 7 years video. Costco always has yummy samples and Sephora is the best place makeup samples.

  118. Elizabeth says:

    Nordstrom gives the best samples!

  119. Jess says:

    I love Bourjois Clubbing Liquid Liner. I don’t know if you can get Bourjois in the states but it’s a great drugstore brand. I was using Urban Decay’s liquid liner but it sort of peels off when you wash your face and I found it got stuck in my hair line!? The Bourjois one is half the price and has just a good brush, if that’s what you like from your liquid liner.

  120. Laura says:

    My little pony friendship is magic, not the old one.

  121. Lydia B says:

    My favorite eyeliner is brush tip liquid liner πŸ™‚

  122. Marilyn says:

    I hate winter, but I love cats.

  123. roz says:

    Care Bears all the way

  124. I am currently obsessing with makeup forever’s gel liner!! Best I have found !

  125. Randi Muhlfellner says:

    Okay I am responding to the either My Little Pony or Care Bears question….. CARE BEARS…. Easy call they can battle evil with thier tummy’s and since I have gained some extra pounds πŸ™ I should have extra battling power LOL

  126. Amie says:

    I just got “No More Panda Eyes” in the mail today, and holy Tony Moly it works! I’m so excited!

  127. Coline T. says:

    My five must-have hair products are the Shampoo total repair by L’oreal Paris, the volumizer “Boost & Lift” by Vidal Sassoon, the conditioner “AgeDefy” by Pantene, the blow-out spray by John Frieda and the dry shampoo Instant Bodifier by Garnier πŸ˜€

  128. Leah says:

    I’m a natural brunette and I have gone blonde. I’d still be blonde if it weren’t for the upkeep

  129. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    Twenty dollars a spin class ?? Tell me you left with Kim Kardashian’s ass!

  130. Sandy says:

    #1 Karen, you would be beautiful whatever make up you use! BUT I do love the pinks.
    #2 Tabs is adorable and she wears her bling well.
    #3 I hope your spin class was everything you hoped it was AND hope you no longer have a numb @ss.

  131. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    The extreme price for 1 Soul Cycle class is a turn off for me. There are so many other, cheaper spin places – heck even the YMCA now offers great spin classes. I’ve been told that to really achieve the benefits, you need to take a couple classes a week. I personally prefer my good, old fashion bike…

  132. Aelyn says:

    My little pony. I was alll about the pink ponies omigosh! I never really got into the care bears, I think it was after my time. LOL

  133. Andrea Darst says:

    I’m a natural brunette and the one time I tried blonde was a disaster! It was supposed to be blonde highlights and ended up being all over color and turned orange-y and looked ridiculous! Now I stick with red and love it.

  134. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    54th Street Bar & Grill makes the BEST veggie burger!!! It’s actually a black bean burger, but I consider that a veggie burger. I’m a vegetarian, so I’ve tried quite a few! πŸ™‚ YUM!!!

  135. DESPINA says:

    I adore the samples from L’Occitane, as well as the generous ones I got as a surprise gift from
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!!!

  136. Virginia says:

    I love spin classes. It’s a great workout for foul weather, and since it’s already spring in San Francisco, I can see why you’d rather go for a run. Let us know how you like it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  137. Adrienne Godish says:

    At the moment I’ve been loving my insanely expensive Luminous Silk foundation. Nothing makes my face smoother, especially with a Beauty Blender.

  138. annalisa says:

    I tried the colorpop cosmetics super shock cheeks blush for the first time this week and although there is a learning curve for applying it, I must say I am really loving it so far!! =) Hope you enjoy your spin class!

  139. I love gel eyeliners (especially Bobbi Brown’s).
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Lately

  140. I love stila liquid black eyeliner. It’s my go to! xoxo

  141. Allie says:

    My favorite budget brand these days is nyx! Their butter gloss is amazing!

  142. Laura says:

    I’m gonna watch this thread like a hawk cause I REALLY want to know where to get the best veggie burger, haha.
    On the eyeliner subject… I’ve been a die hard liquid fan for almost a decade now (wow). I think once I went KvD I never looked back (but then UD’s 24/7 entered my life this year and it’s almost HG status!)

  143. Sylvia says:

    I was hardcore My Little Pony!

  144. Gloria Williama says:

    Care Bears all the way!!!

  145. Jessie C. says:

    Care Bears!

  146. Vanessa says:

    My favorite eyeliners are Mally’s evercolor starlight eyeliners. They don’t budge once you put them on!

  147. Maria says:

    Care Bears make my heart soar!!! πŸ˜‰

  148. Rina says:

    My little Pony!!!

  149. Johanna says:

    First to you Beauty Queen Karen and all your readers–Care Bear STARE!!!! Second, my five personal Drug Store must-have hair products and/or tools: Frizz Ease Hair Serum, Boots No. 7 Tinted Moisturizer, Cover Girl Cheekers Blush (Contouring Peaches), Burt Bee’s Multipurpose Baby Ointment (for lips and hands) and finally Sephora’s Contouring brush and eyelash curler for tools. Thank you for being a great resource. Mabuhay Makeup and Beauty Blog!

  150. Regina G says:

    gel eyeliner i love, and care bears.

  151. Michelle says:

    Stila’s Stay All Day felt tip liquid liner is definitely my favorite! I always have at least one back up on hand πŸ™‚ Can’t go a day without it!

  152. macy says:

    Ok. So my fave hair tool has got to be a scrunchie. (I KNOW SOOOOOO 90s of me like totally)

    I never wear it out of the house. Only in the comfort of my own home. Lol

    Normal hair tyes can be So damaging and keep the hair so tight and they cause damaGe. So I just use the scrunchie. They keep my hair from breaking off since I like to keep my hair up around the house (it gets in the way)

    I have also really been enjoying my tangle teezer lately. πŸ™‚

  153. Valerie says:

    My homemade black bean veggie burger is pretty awesome… but the Morningstar Grillers are pretty awesome too!

  154. Jessica says:

    Best store to get free samples from? Toss up between Nordstrom and Sephora. I like it when either store gives you a ton with a makeup bag. Ulta definitely could add more free samples.

    If you’re a natural brunette, have you ever gone blonde? Or the other way around if you’re a natural blonde? I’d look terrible as a full blonde. I’m doing balayage, but it’s hard for the bleach to lift all the color, so it doesn’t get very light.

    My Little Pony, or Care Bears? That’s a hard one. But I think My Little Pony. I definitely had more MLP stuff than Care Bears as a kid.

    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)? Gel pot!

  155. Miki says:

    β€’I don’t know, I like the samples from Sephora. They are bigger and better than any other stores I’ve experienced anyways.
    β€’I recently discovered that veggie burgers from most places are actually made of very few veggies, and tons of filler πŸ™ Which is so despicable in my mind. So I don’t eat them anymore. I’d rather just have some good protein over filler any day.
    β€’I’m a dark mousy blonde, and I’ve died my hair light blonde, like platinum to extra light ash blond. It’s not that it’s difficult to go from lighter to lighter, it’s that I have red undertones, and it’s a biotch sometimes to get past the orange tone that it creates. I’ve found some great hair products to do it through (always use ash, or cool, or beige). Because I don’t use bleach and I won’t ever again. Too harsh on the hair.
    β€’ I never was one for Care Bears, I did love My Little Pony though! Interesting the difference lol.
    β€’A good quality iron (Conair does NOT cut it), hair serum, heat/styling combo (currently loving Tresemme!) wide tooth comb, and Joico’s K pak! (I recently returned to it, and my hair is loooving it again!)
    β€’Wow, tough question. I’ve tried them all, and over the years, loved each one until I didn’t anymore. For me, it’s about staying power without using harsh liquid lines on my supremely oily lids (I prefer to be a bit more natural, liquid is for nights on the town). Right now, I’m loving using a waterproof smudgeproof crayon liner, and topping it with a powder eyeshadow. It’s been staying all day and night, and it’s a lovely soft look!

  156. Miki says:

    light* to lighter. πŸ˜‰

  157. Mary says:

    My little pon. I prefer the gel liner.

  158. Ellen says:

    I love Trader Joe’s veggie burgers

  159. IRockFaces says:

    Best store to get free samples from is Sephora of course. My Little Pony is cuter. I only need three hair products really. Light oil, moisturizer, water, and occasionally hair gel. And I’m usually all about the simple stuff so I skip eyeliner every time.

  160. Karen says:

    I tried to go blond one summer in the ’80’s and it was a disaster….my hair turned orange! I looked like Ronald McDonald. Never again!

  161. Melissa Vaught says:

    I have never had a veggie burger! So I can’t answer that one!
    And I loved My Lil Pony and Care Bears but my daughter only likes My Lil Pony so I guess they win! Her fave is Rainbow Dash.
    Thanks for the always amazing giveaway!

  162. Liz says:

    I’m a natural blonde, but we always want what we don’t have so I have at various times experimented with light brown, dark brown, and red. None really worked on me as well as my natural color, so I always end up back here. These days it’s a bit of a mix of blonde and platinum blonde (i.e. white), but it still looks pretty good so I’m not going to cover it.

  163. Lynda says:

    care bears

  164. Michelle L says:

    Its daylight savings time next week.

  165. Lynn T. says:

    Hi karen, what do you use for extremely dry skin? I keep getting these dry flaky patches between my eyes and by my lips. not sure what to use. I’ve tried oils and vaseline, creams and ointments. I guess I’ll see a dermatologist soon, but just wondering if you have any recommendations.

    GO Care Bears!

  166. Aida says:

    Happy caturday, Karen and Tabs!

  167. Mandala says:

    I like getting perfume samples from Sephora – the sales staff are very accommodating. And of course, care bears for me πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  168. Holly says:

    I went platinum blonde once about ten years when I had much shorter hair; I actually received more compliments as it grew out & I had brunette roots! It was fun but once was enough. I haven’t jumped on the hole colored hair bandwagon although I do have a cousin in beauty college so if she needs a model, I’ll volunteer. She just did a mani/pedi on me today in Essie’s “Naughty”, which is a lovely aqua, like what a mermaid might wear. πŸ™‚

  169. Sarah Bank says:

    My Little Pony > Care Bears, in my opinion.

  170. Chrissy says:

    So, so sad that I missed out on Royal Ball lipstick.

  171. Stephanie Harris says:

    In my opinion, the best veggie burger is still the Original Garden Burger. I have a bean burger that I make at home that is pretty good as well. Living in a tiny town, we don’t have that much great vegetarian food but I have been a vegetarian for a little over a year now. I definitely prefer eating at home.
    The best store for samples still has to be Sephora. Love it πŸ™‚

  172. Care Bears Rule!!!!!!!!!!! Oh to be a kid again πŸ™‚

  173. Solangel says:

    Omg kitty fairy!!!

  174. Laura Royal says:

    I’m a natural brunette and I’ve never experimented with color; probably won’t until I actually have to.

  175. Kristina says:

    I can’t choose between Care Bears and My Little Pony! I had and loved both as a child in the 80’s!

  176. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been using a Solia flat iron for about 5 years and it’s great. Keeps my hair in good shape too.

  177. Heather G says:

    Lol, Care Bears!!! This question made me giggle.

  178. Randi C. says:

    I am a natural brunette, and yes, I had my blond stage for many years, now I just have lighter highlights.

  179. Natalie says:

    My hair has darkened as I have aged. It used to be blonde but now it is more of a light brown. I have tried adding blonde highlights but it failed because it was way too golden blonde.

  180. Georgia L says:

    My Little Ponies all the way! Though the revamped MLP drives me crazy,for some reason I just can’t stand it.I miss the original MLP style ;o;

  181. Alix says:

    More snow on the way!

  182. Linda says:

    I had a mild heart attack today when I came home to discover my dog had gone into my bag and EATEN two Chanel lipglosses, including a limited edition one!

  183. Lorraine says:

    I love makeup…

  184. Jenn says:

    Care Bears. Also, I would totally use the gift card to go towards one of those new Hourglass palettes!

  185. Maren says:

    I like liquid liners, or shadow liners. I think I like gel, too. Have never used a great pencil.
    Maren recently posted … Yes, boy, ma’am

  186. Amy says:

    I picked up my Beauty Insider birthday gift from Sephora today.

  187. Helen says:

    I love my little pony!

  188. Lizzie says:

    For eyeliner lately I have been using a felt tip pen and I love it.

  189. Mary W says:

    Recently purchased Mally Gel Eyeliners at Ulta. They were on a good sale at a very good price. Best eyeliners ever for ease of application, long lasting perfect line and no smudge after 12 hours. Colors are gorgeous too!

  190. Sandy says:

    Love sephora for beauty samples, they’re the best! Good luck at spin class today.

  191. tasha liedberg says:

    I think sephora gives the best samples πŸ™‚ and I’m naturally blonde and I have gone brunette before and loved it but I don’t see myself going brown anytime in the future, I don’t think it fits me anymore haha

  192. susan says:

    I love getting samples at Costco!

  193. Carolyn Barnett says:

    I get some of my best samples from sephora and and

  194. Ichabod says:

    I still need to go makeup hunting around Columbus… been so lazy.

  195. Jordi says:

    Best samples? Well, if we’re not limiting to beauty stores, I’d say Whole Foods! Otherwise Lush will be glad to let you try anything.

  196. angie says:

    stila stay all day liquid liner in intense black is my favourite eyeliner!

  197. Miki says:

    I rotate my go-to eyeliner type but my favorite is probably liquid.
    Miki recently posted … Liebster Award… Round 2!

  198. Danielle says:

    I’m a natural brunette, and I’ve never gone fully blonde, but I HAVE gone for an ombre look before. I absolutely loved it, but my hair took so long to bleach properly that I probably won’t be doing it again any time soon!

  199. Maddie says:

    Cats are the best, especially tiny baby kittens! =^..^=

  200. Diana Voorhees says:

    I’ve only picked up free samples from MAC, looking to venture out of my comfort zone and try some high end products. Any suggestions?

  201. Meg says:

    I love getting free samples from Sephora – they definitely have the best free goodies!
    Meg recently posted … Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

  202. Linda says:

    I’m naturally a dark auburn and I have went platinum blonde before. It was a major process but I loved it. Just recently went back to my natural color. Blonde was just too hard on my hair. Ended up with an angled bob to remove the damaged hair. Love the haircut so all turned out well in the end.

  203. Ruth says:

    I adore liquid black eyeliner and my fav so far is Lorac. the tip is soft and glides along my eyelid like buttah and doesn’t melt off in the summer.
    and care bears FTW!

  204. Kiki says:

    Wow tough choice… I guess I’ll go with my little pony. But looove care bears tho

  205. Kristy says:

    I took the NCLEX this past week. It’s the exam to obtain your license to practice as a registered nurse. I passed and I’m now an RN! I’d love to celebrate with some makeup :3

  206. Rhonda says:

    Omw- why am I only just now finding your site ?? LOVE it!! I rely heavily on your experiments as I have limited funds for experiments . Still searching for my hg foundation. I’m fair with dark brown eyes and hair and my husband has forbidden me to ever go blond. I would look like an alien any ways.

  207. Jane says:

    I had to scroll a looong way just to get here LOL.

    Are you more of a tea or coffee drinker? I used to be a coffee addict, but now I make my tea the British way – black with a splash of milk, and I’m kind of obsessed.

  208. Lulle says:

    OMG, kitten fairies!! Karen, are you gonna write a young adult novel that features a kitten fairy as a prominent character? Please?

    As for My Little Pony vs. Care Bear, that’s a hard choice (yes we had both in France when I was a kid)! I’ll have to go with the Care Bears because they are cuddlier. In French they’re called Bisounours wich is a lot cuter than Care Bear if you ask me!
    Lulle recently posted … Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation: is it worth it?

  209. Suzanne says:

    Eagerly awaiting swatches of the Bobbi Brown Hot Collection Berry Cheek Palette. I dove in and ordered one in Pink from Sephora. Hmmm, the gift card would have covered that! πŸ™‚

  210. angel says:

    I absolutely Tazo Green iced tea with spearmint! yum!

  211. bhevarri says:

    mmm spaghetti squash with butter and spices!!

  212. christine says:

    The essence gel pen liners are amazing! They last very long on the eyes and are smooth in application.

  213. Claudia Davis says:

    My five personal must-have hair products and/or tools:
    1. some type of oil to control the dryness and frizzies
    2. lately i am loving garnier cream gel
    3. ouidad leave in conditioner
    4. john paul mitchell detangler
    5. ouidad heat and humidity gel

  214. Heather says:

    Care Bears are obviously better than my little pony. But shera is the best.

  215. Dana Truitt says:

    OMG Spin classes ..well I can tell you about a spin class, my first and last spinclass…lol!! your but will be good and numb by the end of the class if it’s not on fire…lol!! I was jello legs afterwards. It is super exspensive! See about 8 months ago I told myself that by January of 1015 I was gonna loose 50lbs of some baby weight, plus a little bit of bad eatting choices weight…shhhh!! Anyway I was trying to find a interactive workout session to keep me interested and coming back!! I tried the spin classes, yes they work you hard and get you sweating. But the long run is that it’s bad for your joints and wears out your knees. I decided to start runnning and I do every morning 2 miles, and I do 45mins of cardio every afternoon. I lost 40o f those 50lbs and I hope to be at the 50lb mark by the month of April!! I also gave up soda..wahhh!! Any started making halthier eating choices, this new lifestyle is great! I’m thinner, in shaped and I feel so much better1! So as you commented, running up and down the street is free, and not as hard on your body!!
    Have a Great Weekend, I can’t wait to hear how the class goes, good luck you’re gonna need it!!!!!!

  216. Miriam says:

    Costco gives the best free samples!!!

  217. wakenda says:

    I’m naturally blonde, but think being a brunette suits me better. I dyed my hair darker when I was younger, and I’m thinking about doing it again, actually!

  218. Kathy T says:

    My personal favorite type of eyeliner is actually pencil because it is so easy to work with!

  219. Marisa says:

    Shadow liner, for its smudgy smokiness! However, starting just this week I have striven to overcome my severe waterline sensitivity and now need a great eyeliner for the waterline… πŸ™‚

  220. Noemii says:

    I’m really enjoying this two day flash shipping thing sephora has going on. I feel like it’s causung me to buy more, which I think is the idea.
    I am weak.

  221. Rachel R. says:

    My Little Pony, because some are unicorns. <3

  222. Jennifer M-K says:

    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)? I’d have to go with felt-tip pen for sure. I really love the ones by stila! I used to only use pencil liners because I didn’t think I could control a liquid liner and I was afraid I’d look like a crazy lady but those stila ones are pretty idiot proof. They also have amazing staying power…especially over urban decay primer potion!

  223. maria says:

    Good for you on the spin class. Looks hard to do for an hour!

  224. Amelia says:

    I will forever be a Kat Von D Tattoo Liner girl!


  225. Sydney says:

    Aloha! We’ve had such wonderful weather up here in the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve been browsing your posts for the perfect summery look.

  226. I have a Sephora order coming in Monday that was my birthday present to myself, pretty excited. But you know how it is, I already have something else new on my list, the Sheer Strength Formula X polish! Ahh the struggle. πŸ˜‰
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Small Drugstore Lip Haul February 2015 – matte and sparkly lips

  227. undamaris says:

    My Little Pony! Horse are cute πŸ™‚

  228. hanh nguyen says:

    The best store to get free sample is Sephora.

  229. Emily C says:

    I loved Care Bears!

  230. Christine K says:

    Sephora gives the best samples!

  231. Nicole says:

    My cats and I love Caturday.

  232. Sharon says:

    Best place for samples is Sephora! No lie, I’ve never had to buy face primer because I usually go into a Sephora and get a few samples which last me quite some time.

  233. Mardi says:

    I’m doing a good deed by taking a young unmarried mother into my house. She was pregnant and living in the car park where I work with her three sons from other partners. I’ve taken her in and she’s had her babies – four adorable kittens!! Yes, she’s a cat πŸ™‚

    And we got her other sons desexed so they won’t turn into feral tom cats.

    The kittens are 16 days old now and just starting to look around instead of being little squirms that feed and sleep. Awwwwwww!

  234. Jennifer says:

    Sigh…more snow coming to NH tomorrow. As if we don’t already have enough. The best thing I saw on the news this week was a pair of horses that got loose prancing down the street of a nearby town. They were going to a grocery store and they looked so happy to be out and about. Shoppers held on to them until the owner arrived to bring them safely home. I guess instead of cabin fever they had barn fever!

  235. Tracy Robertson says:

    I have never tried a veggie burger. I guess I am a stubborn carnivore :0)

  236. lynn says:

    What is the best cream concealer for light skin?

  237. Emily L. says:

    My Little Ponies all the way, but the original ones!

  238. Joni says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I think the best place to get samples from is probably Sephora. Still loving my chocolate bar palette, I’ve used it a ton this week!

  239. Dharti says:

    Who makes the best veggie burgers? Trader Joe’s. Their Masala Veggie Burger is the bestest Everest.
    As far as the best place to get free samples, I’ve found the Origins store SAs are really helpful and willing to give you little samples. They often also have little giveaways sitting in a pile outside their door. Best part is that the containers are little glass tubs that I later use to pack small amounts of stuff when I’m traveling. πŸ˜€

  240. Alyza Rae says:

    Hey Karen! Personally I prefer to just line my eyes with powder shadows. I used to be so hardcore into pencil liner, but as I age my lids are getting oilier and my eyelid surface is changing, so I just find it too much hassle! And my silly sensitive eyes will water all day if I dare to tightline.

  241. Jen C says:

    Hi Karen,would the winner be announced and if so through what means? I find it strange that the winners of the giveaways are never announced on your blog.. or did I miss it somehow?

  242. Emma says:

    Way back when I was a high school freshman my friend and I went to Wendy’s. I ordered a “plain veggie burger with cheese”. They gave me a burger bun with a slice of American cheese in it.

  243. Molly says:

    Oooh, a black bean base makes for the best veggie burgers, I’d say.

  244. JackieC says:

    The best place for samples hands down is Sephora. They make you custom samples, and if it’s an item from skincare, they’ll print you out a slip that tells you all about the product and how to use it.

  245. nina says:

    I am a natural bblonde and have never dyed my hair.

  246. shelly peterson says:

    My Little Pony.

  247. Chris Martinez says:

    Caturday is too real in our house! We have three little furry critters.

  248. Brittany says:

    I would say Sephora has the best samples. I went and sampled a bunch of foundations before my cousin’s wedding almost two years ago and they were so helpful. I just went to get my Beauty Inside birthday gift the other day and I’m now in love with Nars satin and matte lip pencils! I understand the hype surrounding them now!

  249. Kassandra Zamora says:

    I am a natural brunette and honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever go blonde. I’m pretty happy with my hair color and I’d just look plain weird if I tried to change it. Maybe ombre it blonde? Haha, who knows! I might get a wild hair! πŸ˜€

  250. Meka says:

    Care Bears & Free Samples definitely Sephora!!!

  251. Veronica says:

    My little pony! Not really a “store” but indie companies always give the best samples! Aromaleigh always gives 4 free eyeshadow samples! It’s fun to see what surprise will be in each order!

  252. Tanjaneka says:

    I stumb upon your blog about a year ago and I LOVE it!!!!

  253. Lesley says:

    I’ve never had a veggie burger!! Costco gives out so many food samples that it’s easy to miss lunch. I’m waaay too old for either ponies and I still like to use an old fashioned pencil liner as it is so forgiving.

  254. astou says:

    End of vacation πŸ™
    But so glad to read your posts again πŸ™‚

  255. Daria says:

    I have once got blonde but it wasn’t very light and I hated it so I dyed it back the next day

  256. joanne says:

    Care Bears until now.

  257. Randi says:

    My little pony over Care Bears. Every. Time.

  258. andrea m dimario says:

    my fave eyeliner is felt tip pens in black they work so good

  259. Kristina V says:

    I really want a new lipstick πŸ™‚

  260. Jackie says:

    My little ponies OR Care Bears?! Why must we choose? My life wouldn’t be complete without either!

  261. Melissa says:

    Rainbow Bright!

  262. Meahlyn says:

    My Little Ponies… And brush tips liquid liners are better than a lot of the rest =]

  263. Lisa says:

    Sephora is the best place to get samples.

  264. Rhoda K says:

    I’ve never dyed my hair.

  265. MelodyJ says:

    Care Bears win but now the My Little Pony theme song is in my head, LOL!

  266. Kiomi says:

    I am a natural brunette. I’ve dyed my hair every color with the exception of blue and grey….ir pastel color.

  267. Julie says:

    Carebears? My Little Pony? Nope, nope, nope! Old school Strawberry Shortcake and Friends all the way!!

  268. Susan P. says:

    I’m experimenting with different color eye liners. Dark green, blue and purple are my new favorites.

  269. Angela says:

    Im a brunette and I dyed my hair once but then dyed it back! Ha ha
    I had very long hair up u till yesterday! I can’t believe I’ve cut it short and I love it!!

  270. Athena says:

    No samples given in this side of the world. I’ve been to the US and have got samples if I wanted to try a product at home. Tried requesting for one here and they just don’t. All you can get are swatches on your face or arm, which is just sad.

  271. Amelia Trevelyan says:

    In the UK we barely ever get free samples! The only place I can think of that will offer them is lush, and even then its only a tiny pot. So jealous of you if you get lots of free samples!

  272. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, for me the best store to get free samples is Kiehl’s (I live in France).

  273. Isabella says:

    It was a long time ago I went from veggie burgers to greasy meat, but the best one I’ve ever had was at Kupol Grillen (The Dome Grill in eng.) in Kiruna, Sweden! I went there on a class trip in 9:th grade, a city hours away from anything resembling a McDonald’s πŸ˜‰ Great veggie burger!

  274. Priscilla S. says:

    I’m a natural dark brunette and I haven’t ever gone blonde. I can’t see myself ever doing it.

  275. Karrie Price says:

    My Little Ponies!!! But as a kid, I was obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake… Remember my roller skates?

  276. Gvenda says:

    I’m a natural brunette and since yesterday I’m soooo blonde. However I don’t intend to stay that way: it’s just a transitory color since I’m going from light blue to pastel pink.

  277. Tiffany Kinney says:

    Just bought my daughter a plush kitten with fairy wings……so cute!

  278. Angela R says:

    I absolutely ADORE your blog!!!!

  279. Monica says:

    I don’t really know the difference between a kohl or gel or regular eyeliner pencil, but I like the soft kind that comes in automatic pencil form or the kind you still sharpen but has the black plastic kind of tube and not wood. I’ve never used a brush-tip and have never gotten the hang of felt-tip pens. Gel pots are my favorite, but I typically don’t have much time to faff around with them so I only use it for hardcore waterproof eyeliner situations. I really need to up my eyeliner game!

  280. Lisa says:

    Gel pencils are the easiest for me usually.

  281. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never gone blonde, but now that I’m getting some gray, the idea of going lighter is a possibility.

  282. Beezus says:

    Definately Care Bears!!!!

  283. Candice says:

    Not only am I a make up hoarder, I have now added being a gel polish diyer to the mix….fml!!!!

  284. Danielle says:

    I love samples from Lush, so generous! Good luck at your class, if it goes well maybe I’ll try!

  285. Nathalie says:

    Something casual… The more it goes, the more I do my own organic skincare. I just did an anti aging eye cream with cafeine, rose extract, hyaluronic acid. Putting it to test today to see if the formula fits my needs!

  286. Vanessa says:

    Best store to get free samples from? Definitely Sephora! They give the most generous amount of product!
    Who makes the best veggie burger? I’ve never tried a veggie burger. I know BK has one but I think going to BK defeats the purpose of having a veggie burger in the first place lol
    If you’re a natural brunette, have you ever gone blonde? Or the other way around if you’re a natural blonde? I’m scared to change my hair color. I feel like only dark hair would flatter me.
    My Little Pony, or Care Bears? My little pony all the way! Have you seen it? It’s hilarious. Care Bears are cuter,though!
    What are your five personal must-have hair products and/or tools? My GHD flats iron, my Nume blow dryer, MoroccanOil,Chi flat iron spray and my Frederick Fekkai glossing cream! They’ve been my go-to products for the past 5 years.
    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner (kohl pencil, gel pencil, brush-tip liquid liner, felt-tip pen, gel pot or shadow liner)? Kohl pencil. I can’t for the life of me use anything else. I’ll end up looking like a panda.
    Thanks for the opportunity, Karen!

  287. Aideen says:

    I’m a brunette that went bleach blonde when I was younger! Was not a good look, it really damaged my hair and now is something I live to regret!! I love this blog thanks for posting so much xx

  288. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like getting samples from Sephora

  289. Lisa Foster says:

    Best veggie burger at the grocery store is Morningstar Farms spicy black bean burger.

  290. Tuhina Dayal says:

    I love gel eyeliners!

  291. Liz says:

    I’m not a fan of eyeliner.

  292. Kate K says:

    I don’t usually like them, but I had this quinoa kale veggie burger from Costco that was pretty tasty! My daughter is into the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon, and I have to admit that I like it too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  293. Ann says:

    Snow again! Can’t wait until spring.

  294. Neha says:

    Hillstone have the best veggie burgers!

  295. Swati says:

    I actually like Morning Star’s original veggie burgers!

  296. Glo says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  297. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Sephora is the best beauty shop when it comes to samples !

  298. Chelsea says:

    5 must-have hair products/tools: Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide (kind of hard to find since they’ve discontinued this line, but it is my go-to for smoothing & protecting my hair), Neutrogena T-Gel, Matrix Sleek Conditioner, Conair Infiniti Pro Ceramic flat iron, and a round brush made with tourmaline to use for blow drying!

  299. andrea says:

    the best samples are given by Estee Lauder

  300. Sara says:

    Snowing again!

  301. Sarah Duehr says:

    My favorite eyeliner is a retractable liner in plum. It’s not too dark against my super pale skin. Also, yay for a giveaway!

  302. Tracy says:

    My Little Pony! For life!

  303. Melissa says:

    I both My Little Pony and Care Bears, so cute! πŸ™‚

  304. Lauren says:

    I’m a brunette who has never gone blond but have always wanted to!

    5 can’t live without hair products
    1) Oribe Texture Spray
    2) Organix Collagen Shampoo
    3) Wen
    4) B&B Sumo Wax
    5) Oribe Texture Spray

  305. Dru says:

    I just went to Sephora yesterday πŸ™‚

  306. Denise says:

    How do you deal with red burning sensations around your nose when you just can’t stop blowing into the tissue when you’ve caught the flu bug?

  307. Julie says:

    My favorite eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner! It stays in place all day without smudging!! It has an ultra-fine applicator tip so you can easily make thin, precise lines!

  308. Anne says:

    I was born blonde, naturally turned brunette as a teen, and went back to blonde at 17. Went brunette again during pregnancies, now I’m back to blonde, blonde forever, never going back!

  309. Nguyen says:

    Gel pot eyeliner rocks!!!

  310. Rachel H says:

    First of all, I LOVE the graphic this week. So cute! To answer a question, I’m a natural blonde and have always wondered what I’d look like as a brunette but I’m too afraid to dye my hair in fear that it won’t grow back my same natural color!

  311. Ally says:

    Does Costco count as a sample? LOL

  312. Joanna says:

    Favorite place to get samples : sephora. They are always so generous especially with skincare samples.

  313. Dollie says:

    Aww, look at those little angelic kitties! I love how you’ve given them angel wings. I just feel like grabbing them all and cuddling them.
    Thanks for this weekly chance at winning a Sephora gift card πŸ™‚
    Dollie recently posted … Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Serum Review

  314. B.R. says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would want to pay $40 (or even $20) to ride a bike for an hour. Exercise is free. Maybe the psychology is that you’ll take it more seriously if it costs you money? I dunno, but I am not falling for it. Plenty of other ways to raise my heart rate πŸ™‚

  315. dsnielle says:

    love Sephora makeup and perfume.

  316. Sara says:

    my little pony- loved to brush the rainbow colored hair.

  317. Shanna says:

    Aaw, the little angelic kittens floating on your screen looks so cute! and what an amazing and generous giveaway!

    Care Bears or My Little Pony? Both of them are my faovurite childhood programmes! Up till now, I still watch’em.. Okay, well my 2 year old daughter does.. three guesses who introduced her to those loveable fluffballs.. hehe!
    It’s kinda funny how much both programmes are still running up till now and how it has evolved from cartoon to 3D animation. I’d have to say right now, I enjoy the My Little Pony series whereas 5-year-old-me would have said Care Bears!
    Shanna recently posted … My Basic Handbag Essentials / Michael KORS Jet Set Medium Travel Tote Review

  318. Maryna says:

    I love Sephora but never get any samples from them.!!!

  319. Ashley C. says:

    I have recently fallen in love with Laura Mercier products. Why I didn’t purchase and thoroughly try a Caviar Stick before a week ago will be something I’m asking myself when on my death bed …

  320. Chelsea B says:

    Cheesecake Factory makes the best veggie burger!

  321. Michaela says:

    My Little Ponies because my daughter is into that!

  322. Emily says:

    Sephora and Nordstrom are both great about giving free samples.

  323. Amara Morgan says:

    My favorite liner is liquid liner

  324. Monica says:

    The best store to get samples from is definitely sephora!

  325. Rotem says:

    i do love me some care bears! the green one was my fave!

  326. Sarah F says:

    I’ve recently started using primer and am now obsessed. It makes my skin look all good and my foundation stays put. best stuff ever.

  327. Jenna says:

    Sephora for free samples and Care Bears are wildly underrated! I’m Care Bear Staring you right now!
    Jenna recently posted … What to do When Your Device Gets Wet

  328. Carla says:

    Hey doll, I’ve nominated you for an Inspirational Blogger Award. Please check my blog for more details! Loving your blog. xo

  329. Maria J. says:

    When I was growing up I was OBSESSED with care bears, so ALWAYS Care Bears!

  330. Cindy says:

    Best store to get free samples from? Ulta! They randomly send out coupons for sample sizes of mascara, etc. and they are always offering a HUGE bag of samples with a purchase online!

    5 must-have hair products? I have thick curly dry hair, so I need a LOT of products! I use Fructis spray gel with the Twin Turbo hairdryer (with diffuser attached) to dry in the PM. Then in the AM I use TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier, Focus 21 Splash hair spray (I’ve been using it since the 80’s and it’s the ONLY thing that will hold my hair, my hair absorbs everything else like a sponge) and then I finish it with Frizz-Ease glossing mist.

  331. Colleen says:

    Kohl liner because I have to be able to smudge.

  332. Suzanne C says:

    My favorite eyeliner is tarte’s Clay Pot Waterproof Liner in Brown. Care Bears 4-evah! My hair is naturally dark brown and I did try to go blonde once, but the horror is still fresh even after 20 yrs, so let’s just not talk about that. And I make the best veggie burger- black beans and quinoa, with vegan BBQ sauce. πŸ˜‰

  333. Nicole says:

    I’ve always wondered about Soul Cycle! Hope you enjoy your workout πŸ™‚

  334. Maegan Morin says:

    My Little Pony wins hands down. Especially the new generation. I love watching it with my daughter. Pinky Pie is the best.

  335. Princess says:

    I’m a brunette and I currently honey blonde highlights. Love the way it looks against my olive skin!

  336. Monica L. says:

    Plant Cafe makes a great veggie burger! There are a few locations in the Bay Area. The best!

  337. Alexis says:

    Felt tip liquid eyeliner pens. It offers much more control!

  338. Carolyn N. says:

    I’m in desperate need of a haircut and I was wondering if I should do any coloring. I have natural Asian/Viet black hair.

  339. Amy says:

    I prefer gel pots but I’m having a tough time finding one that doesn’t dry out before I finish it or that constantly migrates to the bottom lid. I’m open to new suggestions!

  340. Chelsea amanda says:

    If I won I’d use the money to buy new clothes that are very much needed right now (:

  341. Wayne says:

    I think I’ll be doing a lot of running around soon as it’s almost kitten “season” and I’m going to be fostering even more sweethearts.

  342. NathasjaT says:

    OMG those floating kitties are too cute!! I am a brunette and have been wanting to go blonde for over 10 years.. my main issue is going from dark chocolate all the way to blonde, I’m afraid it’ll fry my hair πŸ™

  343. Sarah says:


  344. janeyjay says:

    I’m a natural brunette who’s covering up her natural gray by going unnatural brunette. I would be nothing without my hair colorist goddess and my Tom Ford eyebrow pencil which is handling the hot mess that are my aging brows.

  345. Michelle says:

    The best veggie burger is at the Shake Shack, anything filled with cheese is always good.
    Umami burger is a close second though.

  346. Justine says:

    Sephora is a good store for samples!

  347. Marta says:

    Sephora has the best samples

  348. Cui says:

    My Little Pony and Sephora gives the best samples.

  349. Al says:

    Wow…Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  350. Superhamdi says:

    Really like gel/cream liners– went from the Clinique one (good) to NYX (not good) and now on Fluidline (yes!). And liquid liner when I wear falsies. But thinking of trying kohl/kajal/pencil for waterline.

  351. Natalie says:

    My Little Pony for sure!

  352. Mireya says:

    I will always have a soft spot for Care Bears.

  353. Eria says:

    Natural blonde, never gone brunette.
    My little pony!
    Urban Decay 24/7 pencil eyeliner is my fave!

  354. Meegan says:

    I am a natural brunette and have always wondered what it would like to be blonde but I think I missed my opportunity to try it out. Now I think it would be too much of a change and would be crazy. Also, I assume the up keep would be expensive. But it is fun to wonder. πŸ™‚

  355. Rachel says:

    I’m a natural brunette and did really bold blonde highlights once (2000ish), so the top layer my hair was basically blonde. It lasted about a week and then I was like NOPE and dyed the whole thing auburn. I was not cut out to be a blonde!!

  356. Mary says:

    Hi, I’m a new follower to your blog and on IG. I was looking for a beauty blogger who has tried and reviewed the Tarlette Palette..but who also has the same complexion as me (I’m filipina american) and so glad I found your blog!

  357. TS says:

    Good Afternoon Karen!

    So I finally got suckered into all the Beauty Blender hype… After ages and ages of steering clear of them. My initial thoughts were ew, who uses a sponge over and over and over again, growing bacteria and uncleanliness when you can have the luxury of using naturally bristled brushes caress your skin?
    Ha! How wrong I was, how wrong I was.

    My skin has been extremely dry lately and no brush nor fingers could make any foundation application smooth on my face this past week or so. I did some research, and discovered that yes, I should use a Beauty Blender on my oh so dry skin.
    I was so skeptical when I came home and awkwardly stared and this egg shaped sponge in my hand. But I gained some courage (from which end of my brain I couldn’t begin to try and find out) and tried it on my face. Uh, HELLO FLAWLESS SKIN, where have you been all my life!?
    And then I even suckered myself into getting the new mini sized BB: SO CUTE! Love them to bits because they get in my under eye area and nose! I even use them for softening harsh eyeshadow lines or blending out my highlighter.

    I couldn’t recommend them more!! They’re fab! And oh so squishy and tiny and so cute πŸ™‚

  358. Veronica says:

    Hi Karen,

    I am in love with your blog! I really look up to you and always look forward to your next post! You have the same skin complexion as me and I am just obsessed with the fact that I can accurately see how a product looks like πŸ™‚ Hope you are doing well!

  359. Lancelot Ottley says:

    of course “My Little Pony”

  360. Lee says:

    Hi Karen,

    Have you ever tried Barre? It will kick your butt, but tone everything! Good luck with Soul Cycle πŸ™‚

  361. Connie Zhou says:

    Hi Karen!

    My favorite eyeliner is definitely a felt tip pen, but I’m all out right now and broke so I can’t buy one. I’m currently using a liner pencil, but I feel like sharpening it for a pointy cat eye wastes a lot of product.

    Have a good day!

  362. Diane says:

    Only one real must-have for hair (the rest are negotiable) Macadamia Oil (you can get it at Ulta) to protect hair before heat styling, or just to add some conditioning to the ends. It also smells wonderful!

  363. Cynthia Richardson says:

    The best store to get free samples from is Their frequent “get a bag of goodies” with purchases are amazing.

  364. Anita says:

    Sephora is definitely the best at giving samples but I love the gift with purchases from Ulta

  365. Audrey H. says:

    Ive never been to a spin class, I have a recumbant bike here at home and dont go very fast lol

  366. Yana says:

    I’m a natural brunette, but I’ve never had blonde envy. I’ve actually had more redhead envy than anything and am considering on embarking on some kind of auburn ombre experiment

  367. MMM says:

    Kat Von D wants all mah money!

  368. Judy says:

    march break in one week!! can’t wait

  369. Ana says:

    I’m a natural Brunette (almost black) and I’ve never gone blond, mostly because I think it’ll make me look weird. I do plan on dying my hair auburn though.
    Those kittens are possibly the most adorable thing I’ve seen all week!

  370. Mahreen says:

    I love a kohl eyeliner. Although a gel liner in a pot also works.

  371. Karla says:

    My Little Pony of course! πŸ™‚

  372. Krystle Thomas says:

    I am a brunette, and I have never dyed my hair!

  373. Lisa C says:

    Good luck at the class! Hope all goes well πŸ™‚

  374. mrsshukra says:

    Happy Sunday!

  375. laurie murley says:

    I am a burnette and I tried once going blond, it did not work, I should have tried anything but blond

  376. Pam V H says:

    5 of my must-have hair care products are my Mason Pearson hairbrush, my wooden comb from the Body Shop, the henna I use to color my graying hair, microfiber towel turbans, and my flat iron. Also some shine serums and oils, can’t remember the names.

  377. Jessica davis says:

    Happy Sunday, ok I’ve got to say I love both My Little Pony and Care Bears but if I have to choose… I will go with Care Bears! So from my timeline!!!

  378. J says:

    I’m a brunette but have never tried blonde hair; the color does not suit my complexion. I might try ombre though.

  379. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    My favorite eyeliner is from Julep, where I normally buy my nail polish. I love their gel eye pencils, they have amazing colors, dry down in about 30 seconds, and then DO NOT MOVE for at least 12 hours unless I remove it. I have bought every color that they make at this point, and multiples of the rich brown and the smoky plum.

  380. melody brown says:

    Since I am with aging skin…I now dry line my eyeliners. I have been a bareEscentuals gal for 16 years…and I now have crepy skin…so dry line is what works best for me. Thx for the chance

  381. Michelle says:

    Care Bears!!!

  382. Tonia says:

    Sephora is really good at giving samples. I have had great service. I don’t get to go often because I am a mother of two so when I do go (alone), I ask a lot of questions and get lots of samples!

  383. bindu says:

    trying to resist the urge to buy new lippies…well at least until I either finish a couple or decide to purge some i’m on the fence about but coral lippies are calling my name…. the struggle is real lol

  384. Naomi E-G says:

    I have recently become obsessed with sephora’s makeup brushes.. Every day I try finding ones as nice but cheaper than theirs!

  385. I’m naturally blonde and have pretty much gone every other natural colour out there LOL, brown, dark brown, black, red-brown, blue-black. my hair colours and bleaches very well and I have been back blonde for almost 2 years. I was stuck in a cycle where I couldn’t decide what looked best on me so I just have up and went back to my natural haha

  386. Yunie Henoek says:

    My five personal must-have hair products and/or tools:
    1. Sebamed Anti Dandruff Shampoo
    2. Apple Cider Vinegar as a conditioner, I swear this makes my hair more healthy
    3. Babyliss Hairdryer
    4. Stylerush Straightener
    5. A comb, for sure!

    Have a good day, Karen! πŸ™‚

  387. karen petrychko says:

    My little pony is my granddaughters favorite!!!

  388. Rachael says:

    My favorite veggie burger are ones from a locally owned chain called North Star. They are filled with zucchini and eggplant and topped with veggies and a special spicy mustard! As for ones more easily accessible, I love the Morning Star Grillers!

  389. Maria says:

    Where I live there are no such things as samples πŸ™

  390. Katy Fleurr says:

    Even though I just recently found your blog, let me just say that not only is your blog super cute and well formatted, it is also insightful, fresh and educational (please excuse my nerdiness!). More importantly, it’s amazing to have FINALLY found a beauty guru with the same complexion that I have. It gives me a more personal look into the wonderful perks of having beautiful brown skin, I can’t wait to try out the things you’ve mentioned (even though I’m in my broke-college-student stage teehee).

    As for answering one of your suggested comment ideas:
    October was when I decided to be 15 again so here I am, bleaching my hair a total of FOUR TIMES to try to get the bright blue I wanted my ends to be. Aaaaand I end up cutting my waist length hair to my shoulders, accidentally making me fall in love with having short, natural colored hair.

  391. Vanessa says:

    If you’re ever in San Diego you have to try the veggie burger at Burger Lounge. It’s the best! My favorite eyeliner is typically the MAC gel liner. But right now I love the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Black Mauve. (P.S. Love your blog!)

  392. Vanessa says:

    I want to try different eyeliner types! My go to had been gel pot for 2 years.

  393. Tanya Wong says:

    I am not crazy about my little pony, but my 17 year old son loves it. I was born with almost white blonde hair, but now, with age, it’s medium to dark blonde. I color and highlight to make it look blonder. I LOVE makeup , but I do not know how to apply any of it properly.Finally, I have never taken a spin class.

  394. Pamela Pyles says:

    Hope you found your Soul in the Cycle!

  395. Toan says:

    I like to use liquid liner.

  396. Lorraine says:

    Kohl pencils, cake and caviar liners and wet eyeshadow

  397. Anyone have a favorite brand of lipstick under $30? My favorites right now are Urban Decay, Kat Von D, and MAC cosmetics.

  398. sone says:

    One of these days ,I am going to win this Sephora giveaway πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    The best place to get free samples, would be the Elizabeth Arden counter here!! They are so generous !! If I buy something for 30 dollars, I might even get something worth $10 for free πŸ˜‰

    I love kohl liners! They are mysterious and really make the eyes shine! Mac Teddy is like my HG liner that I unabashedly use on ,my waterline πŸ™‚

    I have long waist length hair, and trust me, the best hair product that I have ever used would be the Garnier Long and strong hair serum. Why you ask? Good question πŸ™‚
    I cheat and use the serum instead of a hair oil! It gets instantly absorbed by my hair, I wash it off after 3 hours, and it leaved my hair so silky soft! True story!

    Good Luck with the class πŸ˜€ You are anyways the favorite of Makeup Gods πŸ˜‰

  399. KellyPC says:

    The best veggie burgers are from Licks! I always feel cheated when I order a veggie burger & I end up with a veggie patty madeup up grain & squished up corn! Yuck

  400. Emiliya Petkova says:

    Care Beans πŸ™‚

  401. INCI says:

    Definitely, gel pot liner cause it’s the easiest to me πŸ™‚

  402. Tara says:

    I have been using a felt tip pen as an eyeliner, but I couldn’t tell you which one… all the markings have rubbed off! Oh, and definitely CARE BEARS!

  403. Shars says:

    My Little Pony!!

  404. christina p says:

    My little pony’s rock in this family.

  405. Rosemary says:

    Gel pot liner!

  406. Courtney says:

    Why, My Little Pony of course!

  407. Symone N says:

    My Little Pony of course!! I like going to brand counters at the department store for samples – they always give out good stuff!

  408. Bee says:

    What’s your favorite kind of eyeliner : Liquid… hands down! I have used so many types and nothing stays on my oily hooded lids.. grrrrr

    I love tight lining too! and these days the MUFE artist liners are working awesome for me!!!!

  409. Ruchita says:

    My favorite type of eye liner is definitely a kohl pencil. Very easy to use!

  410. Alyssa Lee says:

    I love how many samples Sephora gives out.

  411. Jimmi Mayo says:

    I hoped you enjoyed spinning. I love it. I go to a class on Monday and Wednesday…it does not cost $30/class but it’s still great πŸ™‚

  412. Sanam says:

    When I was growing up, I loved the Care Bears. They were so cute! One of my nieces was watching it recently and I have to say that I miss cartoons that were drawn instead of computer animated.

  413. Terri says:

    Lush is my favorite place for samples.

  414. Megan says:

    My favorite type of eyeliner is a gel pencil. The Lorac liquid one with the brush tip is a very close second though!

  415. Ada says:

    I am lemming some MAC right now. The Cinderella e/s palette is sold out which makes me want to go to the store and buy it on Thursday. Or maybe the Times Nine palettes.

  416. Rebecca says:

    I have indeed been blonde… But never again

  417. Kim says:

    Oooh, tell us all about Soul Cycle! I’m with you on the cost – it doesn’t seem like a long term option at that price but I’ll bet it’s a heck of a jump starter. Maybe it could be a once-a-month addition to your regular runs (or maybe once per quarter – HAHA!). I hope you had a blast!

  418. Jordan says:

    Sephora is definitely the best place to go for samples.

  419. I’m always giving away stuff so I think it’s about time that I should also join giveaways! Lol!

    I love Care Bears! Care Bears stare!!! πŸ˜€
    Alyssa Melanie recently posted … Chanel & The Face Shop International Giveaway (March 2015)

  420. Taylor says:

    I’m a natural brunette. I’ve never been blonde but I am considering blonde highlights/lowlights

  421. Pamela says:

    My Little Pony for sure. When will Hollywood finally give them the movie update they clearly deserve? For heaven’s sake, if they can make a Batlteship movie, surely they can make one about talking ponies, right?

  422. Lola says:

    kohl pencil hands down. it’s more forgiving if you mess it up. care bears are the best but shreeky’s eyebrows were HORRIBLE!!! sephora has the best samples.

  423. Julie says:

    My fav hair product is Beauty Protector conditioning spray which is exclusive to Birchbox!!! It’s amazing!!! Thanks for this giveaway πŸ™‚ xoxo

  424. Emma says:

    I’m in desperate need of a haircut, thinking something as short as a Bob, but with layers if that makes sense…I haven’t had a haircut in over six months!! I just can’t ever find someone who understand my unruly, wavy, frizzy hair. Sigh. A Sephora gift card would sure be a pick-me-up though!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  425. Crystal Sell says:

    Hi! πŸ™‚ My Little Ponies for me, but only the originals. πŸ™‚

  426. Sherry says:

    I hate to be obvious, but Sephora is the best store for free samples. Now if I can just win a gift card. That would make my day!! LOL!! Thanks Karen!!

  427. Heidi says:

    I have naturally light ugly brown hair…I’ve been doing blonde highlights for years and usually once every year or two I go med brown to get some health back into it!

  428. Irene says:

    My favorite eyeliner of all time, hands-down, is the Lorac Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner. It has a brush tip, which I love! I’ve tried the Kat Von D that everyone raves about and a Korean brand, but I still go back to the Lorac one. It’s just the best!

  429. lara says:

    i am really enjoying your new spring product posts!

  430. Pamela Haddad says:

    Hope your class was fun and worth the $$$. Love the floating kittens! Thanks for the chance to win the Sephora GC!!! Have a great day! And pet Tabs for me! He is a cutie!

  431. Sabah says:

    Soul cycle scares me but what scares me more is Bikram Yoga

  432. Neha Kaul says:

    Karen, you’ve gotten me all nostalgic- Care Bears Countdown 5..4..3..2..1! Someone, anyone, please bring back Shrieky, Beastly and the rest!

  433. Trude says:

    I’m a natural strawberry blonde, but in college and for a few years after I was every shade of box red you can imagine. I totally rebelled against the blonde thing! Of course now it’s gone much redder/darker naturally since I’m rarely in the sun. πŸ™‚

  434. Arianna Danganan says:


  435. kelly says:

    My daughter has learned to climb on furniture lately. I can’t sit down and relax anymore.

  436. em says:

    Care Bears hands down! Care Bear countdown, 4-3-2-1

  437. Megan says:

    I’m a natural brunette. I’ve done natural highlights and died it darker but never blonde. I kind of feel like I would lose a piece of myself if I stopped being brunette.

  438. Jamie C. says:

    I like Kohl Eye liner pencils when I want a more smoked out look because it doesn’t dry so quickly, but for tight-lining I love gel like or creamy eye liners like Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof pencils, they dry a little quicker and stay on the waterline all day!

  439. Michelle Nichols says:

    Hi Karen! I love your blog and cats and makeup! I have two tabby girls named Zena and Luna (mother and daughter.) I’m sure they would love to have a play date with Tabs someday!

  440. Amanda Bernard says:

    I would love to try a spin class, but not at that price, ouch!

    I’m a natural brunette but I’ve never gone full blonde. The most I’ve done is blonde highlights. I prefer to dye my hair a dark red.

  441. AmyD says:

    Favorite eyeliner, no matter what kind of formula, is PIGMENTED! I like my eyeliners to really define, even in fun colors like bright purple.

  442. chibicheeks says:

    When lining my upper lids, I prefer liquid. On the lower lids, I prefer pencil. My lids are too oily to use pencil on top, and liquid just doesn’t work on the bottom!

  443. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I’m a natural brunette but I’ve been DIY platinum blonde for 3-4 years, and while it’s had its ups and downs I loooove it, especially since my job allows for bright colors. πŸ™‚

  444. Keturah says:

    I find myself always using my angled brush in a pan of eyeshadow. It’s just so durn convenient.

    I grew up with care bears. I actually had one and loved it! My Little Pony was never my thing. Except now I think glitter unicorns are pretty awesome.

  445. Susan C. says:

    Mmmm, veggie burgers. Whole Foods has a really nice lentil dal burger in their fresh (prepared) food section. It’s delicious with some tamarind chutney on top. Wegman’s makes a chipotle black bean burger that’s pretty good as well. For a more traditional veggie burger, but one that doesn’t really taste like meat, I like Dr. Praeger’s California veggie burger. Just be sure to pan grill until the outside gets crunchy. As someone who doesn’t like mushrooms, I have to check the ingredients before I buy to make sure the veggie burger doesn’t just taste like compacted mushrooms (I’m talking to you, Gardenburger!). ;-D

  446. Julie P. says:

    Best store to get free samples from is Sephora!
    Julie P. recently posted … Sephora Promo Codes: Updated November 30, 2014

  447. Sania Wasif says:

    Liquid liner one that is smudge proof !

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