Comment (Yup, Just Comment) to Win a $50 eGift Card From Sephora! (Ends Monday)

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

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

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

Right now I’m being assaulted by your nephew tabby — assaulted with kitty love. I’m sitting in an awkward position on the couch that is not conducive to tabby lap-sitting. He’s kind of draped over my left hip, making do with what’s available to him. In his eyes, he’s probably claiming what is his, because everything clearly exists for the happiness of the tabby. πŸ™‚

So my new favorite thing to do on weekend mornings is drink chai tea. I use the pre-made mix by Big Train, and it’s SO GOOD. I like to have it while watching Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, which they seem to have changed. It’s no longer ordinary millionaire Joes looking for love. Now it’s like Chilli from TLC looking for love. She’s a bonafide celebrity in my book, but some of them are more “celebrities,” as in celebrities in “air quotes.”


Spencer and Heidi were on there to set up Spencer’s sister, Stephanie.

I hate that I know this…

I do have to say that Stephanie Pratt did a good job on the group date, though.

This is so dumb… Why am I talking about this?

Anywho! Trying something a little different with the weekly giveaway today. I’m trying to keep it simple, ’cause in these complicated times, simplicity is always a welcome thing. To enter, check the full details down below, but in a nutshell, just leave a comment.

Good luck, and have a great Oscar weekend. 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:
    • Of all the different styles of smoky eyes, what’s your current personal fave?
    • Would you wear a color-blocked liner look like this one here.
    • What’s your favorite picture/painting on your walls?
    • Do you have any birthmarks or moles?
    • Somewhere you’re trying to travel this year?
    • Is there something important on your mind?
  • One entry per person.
  • You must use a valid email address to win.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Ilse van Eijk says:

    Omg! I neem this! In about 3 weeks i’m gonna be a first time mommy and can really use new make up to cover my zombie face

  2. Jacquelyn says:

    I’m digging a smoky eye that can go day to night!

  3. Susan says:

    I’m 18 weeks pregnant and could use some new girly stuff right about now!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I loooove shimmer burgundy eyeliner layered over a black one.

  5. Agata says:

    I like the idea of one comment- everyone gets an equal chance of winning!

    I used to watch Millionaire Matchmaker
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  6. Abby says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen and Tabs! I can’t believe “Speidi” are still together.

  7. Shana says:

    I’d love to learn to do a rosy coppery smoky eye

  8. Jennifer says:

    My favorite painting on my wall is an abstract horse that my boyfriend painted. He was working on it when we started dating and gave it to me when it was done.

  9. Katherine says:

    I’m going back to Denmark for the third (!) time this year alone! I think I will be moving there. I believe I am destined! Given that, I need to stash up on Sephora stuff. Can’t move without that!

    And I love that super unicorn. Haha!

  10. margarita says:

    My favorite painting is one of a plumeria, inspired by a Clark Little photo, that my husband painted last year for me as a Christmas gift.

  11. Holly says:

    Nothing special on my mind although I’m looking forward to meeting my cousin’s wife for the first time later today & I’m getting a mani from her as she’s going to beauty school. Other than that, I’m looking forward to coffee & a good book!

  12. Julie says:

    Love the simpler contest system.

  13. Este legaspi says:

    Something about the two lonely blocks of eyeliner doesnt read futuristic or very inspiring to me, I guess i like classic or full on crazy! The look is kinda halfhearted…
    but might work for an art gallery opening.

  14. Jana says:

    Oh my, that unicorn is amazing!

  15. Sara says:

    Which one of the Big Train mixes is your favorite? I love chai but haven’t tried any of theirs.

  16. Natalie Noble says:

    Yup, there’s sometbing important on my mind. My 18-year-old friend was in a bad accident and we don’t know if he’s paralyzed permanently or may regain movement. I normally wouldn’t post something like this publically, but he and I could use all the prayers we could get!

  17. Alix says:

    Big Train chai is the BEST!!!

  18. MonicaP says:

    What’s your favorite picture/painting on your walls?

    Our lithograph picture by Thomas Pradzynski called “Villa Bocquet”

    See pic here:

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  19. Emma says:

    I’m from Belgium and travelling to NYC and Boston to visit an old friend in July! A gift card would come in handy to buy some Sephora goodies !

  20. Icequeen81 says:

    I have a birthmark on my neck in the shape of a hart, people who don’t understand that that is birthmark (ignorance) or just plain playing interesting (dumb) give comments like, hey girl what have you been doing? with a grin on their faces. Luckily I don’t get that kind of remarks anymore. I guess they grow and playing dumb is not more in anymore.

    I didn’t knew pets can be OSD, really. We got her (dog ) a new doggy plate,cause hers is a lil bit broken at the side. She refuse to eat in her new plate. Today we got her old plate back and she is eating happily and normal again. She is really a complex doggy πŸ™‚ ,she makes cow sounds when she is sleeping or tired. She folds her legs in ways I didn’t knew was possible for her (talking about an elastic girl), and when she doesn’t agree with you, she speaks( barks) her mind.

  21. Christine says:

    My favorite picture is one a friend took of my kids almost ten years ago – they are 3 and 5 in the picture and my son is whispering into my daughters ear, like she’s a co-conspirator in a plot. Too cute – hard to believe they’re teenagers now!!

  22. astou says:

    My daughter saw your unicorn and guess what ?!
    She wants it !!!
    She wants her to be the mother of her deer πŸ™‚

  23. Jordi says:

    Favorite smoky eye? Any one that isn’t grey & black! Let’s have some fun with other colors, too!

  24. Remi says:

    My favorite wall art is probably a toss up between an ink and pencil piece I had commissioned for my SO ( or the black and white portrait canvases of the 9th and 10th Doctors that my sister did for me.

  25. Marilyn says:

    Hi Karen! Are you watching the new episodes of the walking dead? What do you think so far?

  26. Angel says:

    I need a kitty. Still trying to convince my husband of the awesomeness of cats.

  27. Olivia K says:

    We have a bullfighting photograph above our bed, it’s way cool. I think that must be my favorite.

  28. Elen says:

    One of my favorite pictures is a wood print of San Francisco by Petit Collage I bought from the Renegade Craft Fair. The colors make me really happy.

  29. Angela says:

    I really like brown Smoky eye-looks. They are always wearable and you can have it slightly natural or build the intensity.

  30. Taylor says:

    I love color-blocked eyeliner; recently I’ve been trying out different makeup styles- bright pink eyeshadow, cut crease, Twiggy-style lower lashes and all. It’s been a lot of fun experimenting and finding new things that I love!

  31. Chrissy says:

    I love seeing all your looks. I’d really like to know what you do to your face to make it so hair free! Do you already have a post on this? A few years back someone told me to try waxing but that left a discoloration on each cheek that has not gone away to this day.I’d really love your advice! TIA!

  32. Rachel R. says:

    That unicorn is uber-awesome! I used to collect unicorns, till I had kids that broke everything and took all my money. πŸ™‚

    I love purple smoky eyes.

  33. Sarah W says:

    What’s on my mind is trying to finish my Master’s degree; aaah!

  34. Jenny says:

    Last week my hubby bought me the most gorgeous painting of two peacocks, one of which is all white. The feathering details are mind blowing lol! It’s by a small local artist πŸ™‚

  35. Laura says:

    I have a beauty mark/mole right by my mouth, and I worked for a dermatologist who tried to get me to remove it. But I wouldn’t let her – it’s like my trademark!

  36. Julie says:

    I turn 40 in a few weeks! I was super excited for 30 but 40 scares the heck out of me! A new treat from Sephora might calm my nerves!!

  37. ericca says:

    I have so much stuff on my mind but after to seeing your question about a birthmarks or mole, I thought I have no distinct birth marks. Do beauty marks count?. I have them in the weirdest places like my knee, on the right side of my nostril in my ear and my back and elbow. weird and they’re all like the size of a pen dot.

  38. Kia says:

    Hi Karen! This is an AWESOME giveaway! My favorite smoky eye look is a simple smoked out cat eye. Part rock ‘n’ roll and part classy lady. πŸ™‚

  39. Laurie Gehler says:

    Single mom, teen boys, dogs, full time job… Not unique, but it would make me SUPER happy! Thanks for the chance.

  40. Hi Karen! I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far! I hope you’re having fun celebrating your blog birthday πŸ™‚ Someone needs to get you cake.
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  41. Amie says:

    I love this blog and Sephora. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win!

  42. Jackie Cl says:

    I’m really trying to travel to Spain and Portugal this spring. I’m hoping that it works out.

  43. Molly says:

    My birth mark is actually in my pupil! Its what is referred to as “pie in the eye” and makes it kind of look like my pupil is a pacman πŸ™‚ It does have some significant impact on my eye making the muscles weaker so I am a glasses wearer now and have been since I was two and a half!

  44. Angie R. says:

    We’re planning on traveling to San Francisco in May! I’ve never been, so I’m excited!

  45. Kaitlin says:

    My mascara is so oldddd. Need a new tube!

  46. Shars says:

    I seem to be adding a new mole every year lol. I also have two birthmarks, both of which I like lol.

  47. Berry says:

    Favorite picture on my wall is a photo of a beach. It’s so cold and snowy here, that’s as close as I’m getting to sun and surf right now.

  48. Jan de la Rosa says:

    I just wanted to say that this no makeup trend is bringing me down big time. I don’t look like a flawless nymph with only moisturizer, I need contrast and shadows and things that don’t apply with a pinky finger. That reality also makes me feel really old.. thanks for the opportunity to vent.

  49. Helen says:

    I have a tabby cat named Mr. Meowgi. He’s my first cat. He showed up in my backyard last June as a young kitty and I just fell in love with him.

  50. Clementine says:

    My favorite tea is Twinings English Breakfast! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Dana K says:

    Love the unicorn up top. I used to collect them in middle school, now my niece does. Small world. Thanks.

  52. Leah S says:

    love this!

  53. Tiffanie says:

    Lately, I’m loving a coppery smokey eye, thanks to Tom Ford’s cognac sable.

  54. danimcneil says:

    Oh I have a birthmark on my right ring finger. I am a light toned skinned girl, but my birth mark is pretty dark (i am about nc23/birthmark nc50). My husband is African American and darker a result, all 4 of our children are beautifully somewhere in between. So we always joke that I already was ‘part African American’ because of this birth mark. Hey I’ll take it! I think all skin tones are gorgeous! Have a great day !!

  55. Emma Joksimovic says:

    My favorite painting on my wall is actually one my mom painted for me. It’s black, white, and has some pink detailing. It’s meant to look like a black and white mountain landscape and added a few pink details to make it stand out. I love it.

  56. Ayesha says:

    I took my empty makeup boxes and cut them up and made a collage in a frame for a painting. It’s the most beautiful pic I ahve hanging in my makeup room πŸ™‚

  57. Judy says:

    sick πŸ™

  58. Xuan-An says:

    OMG! I need this!!
    I’ll be traveling to France at the end of April with my sister! We’re planning a month-long trip around Europe! πŸ˜€

  59. ANNA says:

    Millionaire Matchmaker, though really silly, is one of my guilty pleasures. Actually, now I have my university exams so I would watch pretty much everything just to avoid studying. I study law so yeah, lots of studying. I’m super tired so I could totally use some new girly stuff to cheer me up.

  60. Miki says:

    I love a green smokey eye!
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  61. Ruth says:

    I have a dark brown mole on my chin that had decided in the last few years to sprout a black old lady hair. I ‘m always on the lookout for it so it can be pulled out.

  62. dawn says:

    Just hoping we don’t get more snow. That’s what’s on my mind. Deep thoughts…

  63. IRockFaces says:

    My favorite smokey eye is one that uses one main color as a theme and then two other colors that make it stand out. Like a peach smokey eye with a rose gold highlight and a grey crease. I don’t wear line so pass on that. My favorite picture is of a milkmaid but I can’t remember the name of the artist. I saw it in a museum and it is like a polaroid in the very center where every single detail just looks like the woman can walk right out of the portrait, and the rest of the scenery is just as lovely. I want to check out some real good bbq spots this year but I’m not sure where just yet. lol And right now I have finals on my mind and the new Nars blushes that are coming out in March on my mind. Like omg have you seen how gorgeous they are? I want like three of them.

  64. Connie says:

    I would totally wear that eyeliner, I love trying new things!

  65. Kate P. says:

    Am I the only one who has no occasion to wear a smoky eye, like…ever?

  66. malia says:

    What happened to your YouTube videos? They seem to have stopped…

  67. Tracy Le says:

    I’m just hoping winter will be over!!

  68. Natalie M. says:

    I love a smoky eye with a pop of color, especially purple or green.

  69. Diane says:

    I desperately need some make-up. Love your site.

  70. Holly Johnson says:

    Starting a beauty YouTube channel has definitely been on my mind!

  71. Whitney says:

    I have love for all variations of smoky eyes, but I’m liking warm, plummy colors these days.

  72. Hilary says:

    I love smokey eyes but have no clue how to do them! I’m watching a lot of Youtube videos to help me learn.

  73. Tara says:

    No color blocked eyeliner for me!

  74. Robin says:

    On my mind lately: why do I spend so much time gazing at the interwebs and dreaming about making awesome stuff rather than sitting down and actually making them? what’s holding me back? I need to get down and DO it! I am also currently obsessed with Starbucks flat white. So good. So that next one is always at the back of my mind.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Lindsay says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is of a lion surrounded by roses (I’m a Leo). I love that graphic liner but feel like I’d need an occasion to pull it out. And I’m probably headed to NY this year for a wedding but reeeeeally want to go to CA too!

  76. Sara says:

    That is one fabulous unicorn!

  77. Christine K says:

    OMG I miss having a kitty in my lap! I used to live with a roommate who had THREE cats and one of them was super cuddly although a bit smelly. LOL

  78. Rhia says:

    My friends are planning a trip to New Orleans for their birthdays around May. It would be my first time there, so I’m really excited about it!

  79. Ada says:

    My face just recovered from a bad allergic reaction to some cream. I’m never going to take my face for granted again.

  80. Kristy says:

    I’ve got my mind on my money and my money on my mind.

  81. Carla says:

    *~Unicorns Rock!!!!!~*

  82. Joelle says:

    On my mind right now is spring and all the new energy it gives me! After a long time of illness and depression I finally feel I have the energy to actually DO things! Not just mandatory stuff like college and chores, but fun things with friends and family. Most important: do things by myself! I went shopping yesterday, all by myself, and it felt SO good. I only purchased the Mac Viva Glam Miley lipstick, so not much actual shopping, but just strolling around town (Amsterdam), drinking coffee and enjoying myself was awesome πŸ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  83. Elisabeth says:

    I love your YT videos! I hope you have more planned.

  84. Jerylle Guanso says:

    I have an upside down heart shaped birthmark on my left thigh. Ooh, so special haha.

  85. Fran says:

    All kinds of smoky eyes are good, but the best eye shadow for me includes something light and shiny on the inner 1/3 to 2/3 of my lid, since my eyes are small and hooded and mostly brown and hidden behind my glasses. They need something light and shiny to bring them forward. I can do a dark blue/gray smoky eye all around, but it looks pretty dramatic on me. A bit much for daytime elder care, lol.

  86. I just found out my boss sold her company to some investors, and I’m not a fan of some new changes, so contemplating quitting my job has been weighing heavily on my mind for a couple weeks. Ugh.

  87. Brittany says:

    I’m so excited about the Oscar fashion, hair, and makeup this weekend! Now if only I had an event to wear a gown to…

  88. Eileen says:

    I finally got my hands on the Clio Waterproof Pen Liner, and it smudges every time I wear it. So disappointed!

  89. Simone Fernandes says:

    Hello Ms Karen! πŸ™‚ I have come to the realization recently that I should never underestimate the confidence boosting abilities of winged eyeliner. This week has been busy and I wake up looking quite lack luster. But as soon as I sweep Stila’s black eyeliner pen, creating the perfect little “flick” I feel instantly better! Thanks for the giveaway! Simone (

  90. marisa says:

    I need a reason to bite the bullet on my jam packed sephora shopping cart!

  91. My fav Art is my.portrait and my fav pic is our pics from.the day my youngest was born
    Xoxo sugar

  92. Chelsea says:

    I just took a bath while Jiji watched, because clearly he needs to oversee that isn.

  93. Jen says:

    I would love to go to Florida and visit my grandmother.

  94. JMichelle says:

    I actually have a mole/beauty mark near my lip and supposedly it means a balanced/successful life haha, random. πŸ™‚

  95. Becca C says:

    We’ve been snowed in here in Kentucky and I haven’t had to go to work since last Friday! More time with my boyfriend and the pups πŸ™‚

  96. amy rouse says:

    I just went to Sephora yesterday. I had a color match which was very accurate, and showed me the perfect Bare Minerals foundation shade for my skin tone.

  97. nlm8 says:

    Right now loving a dark green smokey eye!

  98. Rebecca says:

    Happy Caturday! I am traveling to Florida this year but also hoping to go to NYC for my 25th bday πŸ™‚

  99. Ellen says:

    I’m going to try color block liner tomorrow, I think!

  100. Marie Higgs says:

    Ive been thinking about going to Hawaii this year! Somewhere tropical, need a good place to relax and enjoy the outdoors πŸ™‚

  101. Gayle says:

    Looking forward to our new home being built!

  102. Yolanda C. says:

    I am loving a burnt reddish, marsala smokey eye!

  103. Cathy says:

    Happy Saturday! I love your website and all the pictures (especially the cats).

  104. Romina says:

    I would like to go to Argentina this year, I have family there so I wanna visit them and drink Mate. I have never been there so I’m really excited.

  105. Lulubelle says:

    Lord, if I’ve got one mole I’ve got a hundred. Oh wait, I mean ‘beauty marks’.

  106. Sara F says:

    I currently am loving a wall hanging quilt that my Aunt made me to commemorate my wedding a year ago.

  107. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite picture on the wall is the picture of my four kids they just had done for me ay Christmas.

  108. Kim Henrichs says:

    Currently counting down my days until Mexico vacation and leaving this NY snow behind…20 DAYS!!

  109. DSM says:

    Loving the winged eyeliner look…wish it stays on trend for a long long time. Addicted to my liquid liner…btw kat von dee tattoo liner is awesome sauce!!

  110. Susan T. says:

    I’m drinking brewed cocoa which is made from ground cocoa beans and brewed like coffee. I’m also trying to type with a 16 pound long haired kitty overlord tucked under my arm! πŸ™‚

  111. Michelle says:

    I’m traveling to Utah for the first time next month. My sister had a baby last year. I haven’t seen her since her wedding about three or four years ago.

  112. susan says:

    I would love to do concealer and foundation right. It creates such a flawless base when done correctly.

  113. Nikki says:

    I’ve been obsessed with the Lorac Unzipped palette for forever but have recently been dabbling in the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and I’m surprised how much I like it! (Yes I know I’m late jumping on that bandwagon lol.)

  114. Abby says:

    I use to be self-conscious about this one mole on my neck, but I’ve come to realize my beauty. Although not everyone might not find the mole attractive, I find it attractive because it is me. It is part of my body, and I’m not going to get it removed to fit the mold. I choose to love my flaws.

  115. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I have 3 favorite pictures on my wall. My wedding photo, and newborn pics of my daughter & son! We are going to Disney World in July! πŸ™‚

  116. Christiana Mercier says:

    Love a copper smoked out eye. Makes my blue eyes really pop

  117. Megan says:

    I love wearing a deep plum color on my eyes and smudging black eyeliner into it to create a smoky eye.

  118. Devan Eve says:

    This year I’m actually hoping to travel to Croatia for Outlook Festival! My boyfriend has been wanting to go for the past couple of years and it looks like this year we’ll finally be able to take a vacation there.

  119. Tracy Robertson says:

    I have a freckled birthmark on my calf that looks like an autumn leaf, or a motorcycle tailpipe burn, so I hear. I use to be embarrassed by it as a kid and would cover it with 2 bandaids during swimming season. Now I don’t mind it anymore.

  120. BJ says:

    Need this! After splurging on Kat’s shade and light. I could only get my foundation. Scraping the bottom of your concealer pot is a sad, sad feeling

  121. Coline T. says:

    Yesh I have a little birthmark on the belly, it embarrassed me before but now I think it’s cute ^.^
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway! β™₯

  122. Kendra W. says:

    Love Sephora and there’s a lot that I’ve been wanting to try from them! Mainly Kat Von D products but there’s a LOT on my wish list!

  123. Linda Torres says:

    I would love to travel to Bora Bora. My husband and I haven’t gone on our honeymoon yet. We got married July of last year. It’s our dream vacation/honeymoon spot, it would be nice to explore and relax in beautiful place πŸ™‚

  124. Looking to buy the NARS dual intensity blushes .. WOULD BE REALLY AWESOME TO WIN !!!
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  125. Randi C. says:

    Hope you are enjoying your tabby, that this episode of Millionaire Matchmaker is entertaining, and that you have a great weekend.

  126. Ana Mattoso says:

    I need some things from sephora. Who doesn’t? hahah
    Your blog inspires me πŸ™‚

  127. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I love, love LancΓ΄me Mascara. Thanks for the giveaway!

  128. Sherri N. says:

    Would love to win this! It’s Saturday and its snowing. I’m stuck in the house so I’ll browse the Sephora website and make my wish list β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘

  129. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’m traveling to Cali this year!

  130. Kat Wambach says:

    I am seriously loving the neutral bronze smokey eyes lately, ive been wearing them everyday! Love reading your blog Karen!

  131. Kwmechelle says:

    Do I have moles? Probably, a better question would be how many moles do I have? Seriously, I swear I find a new one every other month or so. It’s actually a family thing since I inherited my mole-ness (totally just made that word up) from several women in my family. My mom’s older sister & I each have a mole above our upper lip on the left. And my great aunt has the same mole in the exact location as the two of us. I can’t trace how far back this goes, though I suppose I could if I tried. I use to hate this mole. H-A-T-E! I’d tell my mom when I was a kid that I wanted to cut it off. She swore I’d bleed to death #trueStory. But over the years I’ve developed an affinity for it & kinda like it. Occassioally, I get compliments on it but my favorite times are when toddlers walk up to me & point it out or ask me what it is or try to remove it. Lol! I love curious toddlers. πŸ™‚

  132. nicole dziedzic says:

    I have a quarter size birthmark in the center of my back.

  133. I’m excited about the Oscars but I don’t know who to root for. I feel like there’s no slam dunk like last year.

  134. Jessie C. says:

    I’m hoping to travel to Australia this year.

  135. Jun says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is a Kandinsky print that I got at the Guggenheim Museum a few years ago and had framed. It’s in my living room and goes well with the midcentury modern look I am going for!

  136. Amy says:

    The color-blocked eyeliner looks interesting, but I could never see myself wearing it.

  137. andrea murdock says:

    we are trying to go to Paris in August. Little nervous with my lack of French..and reading menus

  138. Sarah Sq. says:

    I only have one birthmark on my back, about the size of a quarter.

  139. Trish says:

    I haven’t seen Millionaire Matchmaker! Am I missing out?!

  140. Heather says:

    Easy Peasy. Thanks!

  141. Tatiana says:

    First it’s a rainbow pegasus, then you post a pic of a rainbow unicorn and mention that you love drinking chai tea! You are a girl after my own heart! Enjoy all the love from Tabs! Have a beautiful NorCal weekend!

  142. irini says:

    It’s 11:26 PM here! Have a great day πŸ™‚

  143. Anne M. says:

    Unleash my inner rock goddess, with a Tom Ford sexy smoky purple eye. The Tom Ford LA runway show last night was amazing!

  144. Kirsten says:

    How do they think that color block eye looks good? It’s like a toddler drew on people. (IMO)

    My favorite piece of art on my walls is a red poppy mosaic piece. It caught my eye on etsy several years ago, then was listed as sold. I would still go back and look at it every once in a while. Then I had some money, I thought I’d see if the artist had anything else I liked, and lo and behold, the poppies were back listed! I snatched those up so fast! He had apparently pulled it off etsy because it was in a gallery. It’s a very pretty orange, green and reflective gold with a few natural river stones. I love it.

  145. Marie says:

    Happy Caturday!

  146. Rachel H says:

    My mom and I are going on an Alaskan cruise for my college gradation present!! So excited to see that part of the world

  147. Jessica says:

    Idk if I like that block eyeliner look. This year I’m looking forward to going to Europe, for the first time, with my fiancΓ© πŸ™‚

  148. Little frenchy says:

    My favorite smokey is green, I know it is not the best color with green eyes but I just love it ! And sometimes red smokey πŸ˜‰

  149. Helen says:

    The snow is constantly falling right now causing the roads to be icy since the temperature is already 10degrees. YECKS! it is freezing cold here.

  150. michelle says:

    My favorite picture is one of my dog laying in the grass surrounded by flower petals.

  151. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    I am finally getting brave enough to try using highlighter. I loved to try a couple of new highlighters if selected!

  152. Elizabeth says:

    Ugh…Spencer and Heidi.

  153. Ana says:

    Oh gosh! Look at the rainbow unicorn shooting glitter out of its horn! The only way this could be more epic is if it was pooping rainbows!
    That block liner is a solid NO! Cat liner any day!

  154. Jessica says:

    I’m trying to get my packing technique down pat! I am used to traveling with a tonne of makeup, skincare, and shoes but I want to get it to where it is just a carry-on bag with the essentials. I mean, I can always buy things overseas, right?

  155. Jen L says:

    Happy 8th Blog-aversary Karen. I’m new to following you but have really enjoyed my weeks here as I love cats and make up like all girls should.

    About that eyeliner – umm, no. I could not pull that off!

  156. Lori says:

    Love a simple contest.

  157. M james says:

    I like the smoky look with black liner on top & back. This look is nice and I wish I could master it myself!

  158. Sarah B. says:

    Lately I have been obsessed with a smokey eye that has a red/burgandy base to it! I’m obsessed with red eyeshadow lately!

  159. Mel says:

    I love a natural smokey eye for the day. It’s special enough to make you look nice but not too much

  160. Amber says:

    My birthday is coming up and I already love Sephora like crazy, but right now I’m loving them even more because of the super fast VIB Rouge Flash shipping they now offer. My makeup order arriving quicker? Yes please!

  161. Irene says:

    My favorite picture on my wall is a printed canvas painting of Beauty and the Beast by Thomas Kinkade. It’s my fave Disney princess movie!

  162. stephanie says:

    I love the simplicity!

  163. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday!!!

  164. Alexandra says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve only started following your blog recently, and I love your quirky writing style and how you’re really friendly to your followers! πŸ™‚

  165. Rabia Akhter says:

    Its my dream place, I Really want to go to Paris this year;
    It is a romantic city in the world. the food – they have many famous restaurants there serving top quality French food. the shopping – LOTS of designer clothes, perfumes. the architecture – a lot of the buildings in Paris (from hotels & apartments to the lovre & the Eiffel tower) are very rich in history, and each has their own little story..
    These Things that attract me to Paris <3 hope this year my wish come true πŸ™‚

  166. Hannah says:

    What do you recommend most from the mac cinderella collection?

  167. Kelsey says:

    My main thoughts are revolving around a Nutella-esque latte and snow! It snowed here in Denver last night and I’m hoping for more so when I get home I can curl up with a book and yummy tea or hot cocoa. Thanks for the giveaway and enjoy the tabby cuddles!

  168. Laura P. says:

    I wouldn’t do the color blocked liner just because I don’t think it would flatter me but it would look good on others.

  169. Makai says:

    I don’t do a smoky eye because I can’t get the hang of it. I end up looking all crazy! So I go bare eyed and focus on lips and cheeks. I wish I had the steady hand to do eyeliner.

  170. Nazia says:

    Things I have in Common with Humans =Zero
    Things I have in Common with Tabs the Cat =Everything

    NOT a Cat

  171. Amber says:

    I will have to try that chai tea blend. I am always looking for a new warm drink to try at home. I love coffee, but nice to have a variety. Probably one of my favorite pictures in my home was a gift from my husband many years ago. Its an Ansel Adams print that my husband had matted and framed. I have always loved his photography and its beautiful to look at and brings back warm fuzzy moments too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Karen πŸ™‚

  172. Marloes says:

    My favorite picture is one of me and my ‘childhood cat’ Dikkiedik. He was very sick back then, and I was afraid that it would be the last time I saw him. I made pictures with him ‘just in case’. On one of the pictures, you see me kissing him on his cheek, and he looks so happy.. a genuine smile! It was a really tough time when he was so sick, but he managed to get through! We got to enjoy him for 2 more years. The picture is in a frame near the rest of his stuff that I can’t get rid of (like his food bowl). I miss this little guy so much.

  173. Tina says:

    I love your blog! Live your makeup recommendations. Thank you!

  174. Aida says:

    I’ve always loved smokey eyes πŸ™‚

  175. Joanna G says:

    I am still loving the chaneΔΊ charming palette from Christmas 2013! Makes the best smokey eye

  176. Shaun Biddle says:

    Thanks for reminding me to drink chai! I have mixes at home but often forget about them! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  177. Marquita McGlaun says:

    Love ur site, your swatches, and reviews. Happy Saturday!

  178. Colleen says:

    Happy Caturday Karen and Tabs

  179. Liza says:

    Broke college student over here in need of a new foundation that actually matches my skin! Also, feel pity because I am seperated from the love of my life, my darling kitty Chanel πŸ™ enjoy your Tabs as I sob over being 1300 miles away from mine πŸ™

  180. Kris says:

    We’re expecting another snow storm overnight so I guess shoveling will be my workout for the day! Lol!

  181. Carol says:

    Love your blog, Karen. Feeling a bit grrrr after I realized today that my foundation is a shade dark, and my lip stain isn’t staining.

    Looking forward to my Kona trip this summer though. Have a great weekend!

  182. Samantha says:

    I am planning on visiting family sometime this year up in Alaska. I can’t hardly wait!!

  183. EMILY GILLEY says:

    I love the simpler contest entry! I swear I’m gonna win one of these years! LOL

  184. Kristina says:

    I love chai! Never tried that brand though – I’ll have to look into it!

  185. Michelle says:

    Dreaming warm, tabby dreams while I sit in my too-cold apartment, waiting for the snow to die down. Good thing I have a laptop and access to your blog!

  186. Lisa says:

    boy could I use a gift card to Sephora. Lost a bunch of my makeup flying over the holidays–set my makeup bag down on the seat next to me while waiting at the gate, turned around and it was gone! My brand new Laura Mercier palette, and my set of Bite lip pencils…we had so little time together. We were still in the honeymoon phase. Farewell, my loves.
    Lisa recently posted … Valentine’s Day Tutorial!

  187. Freya says:

    Loving the unicorn GIF on the Sephora picture. That picture basically sums up how I feel about makeup, beauty & Sephora :)!!! Anyhoo … back to the comment for the giveaway. I’m not feeling that color block eyeliner. Just call me old fashioned, I guess. Hmmm. What else? Oh yeah! I’m currently obsessed with Colour Pop cosmetics. Everything they offer is such amazing quality. Their eye shadows are unlike anything I’d ever used or even seen before! Their lippie stix & lippie pencils coordinate perfectly & come in so many shades & finishes. & they just released a line of blushes that look so vibrant & beautiful & are supposed to be the same consistency as their eyeshadows. & the best part??? The eyeshadows, lippie primer, lippie stix & lippie pencils are all $5 each & the blushes are $8 each!!! Once those blushes were released I just hsd to place another order (which I’m waiting for rather impatiently). But I seriously need to make a Sephora run because it’s been a while! Hubby put me on a makeup buying time out for a bit & I’m in serious withdrawal. Seeing so many beautiful new makeup on Instagram is making me antsy!!! Thank you for another generous giveaway! Got my fingers crossed!!! β™‘β™‘β™‘

  188. Tricia says:

    About to start crocheting a dress.

  189. Debra says:

    Sometimes you have to give up one thing to get another. The back foot won’t move forward until it has a firm place to land.

  190. Jessie says:

    Happy 8 year anniversary! I hope there are many more to come!

  191. marwmew says:

    I looove the classic dark smoke eye look,but i always find it interesting to experiment with some purple tones too!!!!

  192. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I LOVE simplicity! I do have a birthmark on my lower back about the size of a quarter. Thank you for this opportunity. I hope you, hubs and tabs are having a grand week end!!

  193. amy kingsley says:

    I too am embarrassed that I not only know of Speidi but Stephanie as well!

  194. Sienna says:

    hoping to travel to san fran for chinese new year next year!

  195. Haylee says:

    There’s no way I’m going to win, but I always try! I’m falling in love with Mac studio fix liquid foundation but it breaks me out. WHAT IS LIFE?!

  196. Leah says:

    My favorite art on my walls is a charcoal drawing a got in Venice, Italy. It’s a bit cubist in style and reminds me of when I spent a semester abroad.

  197. Ariel says:

    I’m on a real Rose Gold kick right now. So, my current fav smoky eye is a gold, pink and brown one using my Rose Gold Ulta eye shadow palette. I just <3 it so much.

  198. Sadia Sharmin says:

    I am from an asian country, Bangladesh. I am an makeup addict and have two moles on my face and nose. I never had an opportunity to try high end products because those are not available here!! Pls help me win this gift!! πŸ™

  199. Wendy says:

    Would love to win this to get some new moisturizers for this insane winter!

  200. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite painting on the wall is one I had picked up at a thrift store. It is a picture of the ocean crashing into rocks and signed by Fetherolf. I just love it and have it hanging in my living room.

  201. Susan Campbell says:

    I have a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge on my living room wall that I love, it reminds me of home πŸ™‚

  202. latanya says:

    I have a lot of moles

  203. Madelin says:

    I’m going to NYC this summer. Can’t wait.

  204. Netty says:

    I’m not too into the color block liner look – for day…I like it for editorials and I could see myself trying it out at night for a fancy / funky event…but it’s definitely a look that’s limited.
    I don’t like the word ‘mole’ but I <3 Sephora. πŸ™‚

    The Fashionable ESQ
    Netty recently posted … Outfit: Piperlime #MomentsOfChic + Pasteling in the Gables

  205. Solangel says:

    Will the unicorn be included? πŸ˜€

  206. Denay says:

    My paintings are not really paintings but art quilts my mom has made. I love them because they are one of a kind, and everyone comments on them when they see them (even repair men)

  207. Joni says:

    Hi Karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I’m in Ohio with a foot of snow! I recently purchased tarte bb cream, tartelette palette, chocolate bar palette and Anastasia brow wiz.

  208. Syd says:

    I”m on a budget right now, but would love to buy some new photos/paintings to decorate sometime soon!

  209. MarciaF says:

    I just ordered 3 of the new Ardency Inn eyeshadows and wish I could have them here instantly.
    MarciaF recently posted … Refreshing my wardrobe with the Wantable February Intimates Collection

  210. Danielle says:

    I have a mole on the back of my neck. It’s a bit weird but I like to wear my hair up sometimes so it can be seen by the world.

  211. Maria Cook says:

    I love this blog. I’m not a fan of block eyeliner.

  212. Stephanie A. says:

    Love the simplicity this week! After a terrible, horrible, no good very bad week, I’m sitting at home grateful for our current snow storm–being forced to stay in was EXACTLY what I needed!

  213. Maria says:

    I love smoky eye in neutral colors. I’m boring that way πŸ™‚

  214. Brittany says:

    I’m very excited to see all the fashion and makeup from the Oscars tomorrow! Also excited for spring (yay warmth!)!

  215. Sarah says:

    I’m going to Boston in April to run the Boston Marathon! I’m super excited!

  216. Emily says:

    This new mom could use a pick-me-up from Sephora! Thank you for your great blog! I look forward to it every day.

  217. Rocio says:

    Hi Karen!

    At the moment, I’m looking forward to visit San Francisco. My husband and I got married last Halloweenβ€”when we had to choose our honeymoon destination, we finally had to pick somewhere else to stay within our budget. Yay, we absolutely loved the Canary Islands (in Spain), but we still dream of SF every single day. We hope to go as soon as we can!

    Lots of love from Spain.

  218. Krystal says:

    My fav smoky eye atm is fairly neutral on the lid and slightly smokey/smudged out top and bottom lash lines – no heavy liner = natural but some dimension. Ahhhhhh yeahhhhh.

  219. Hoping to scratch a biggie off my bucket list this spring and take a trip to Kodiak Alaska. I’ve always wanted to kayak beside orcas and see Kodiak bears fishing for salmon, and I’ll even be able to finally see the Northern Lights.

  220. Rocio says:

    *looking forward to visiting. My mistake!

  221. Casey says:

    Hi Karen – kind of new to your site, how have I missed it all these years?? My sister and I have been planning a trip to Italy for a couple of years now, and it comes to fruition this summer! Lots of saving and fun wine-filled nights of planning…we are so excited! Only problem is I can’t take my Samwich cuddly kitty with me, but maybe she can camp out with Tabs πŸ™‚

  222. Maria says:

    We are soo tired of the cold and snow! I love looking at the bright and warm colors!

  223. annalisa says:

    I like the neutral smokey eye: lighter champagne or gold color on the lid and black or brown on the outer v

  224. Cindy says:

    Yes, there is something important on my mind – I’m still looking for full-time work after being “downsized” out of my last full-time job almost 3 years ago! Went on an interview last week and I’m waiting to hear . . . fingers *STILL* crossed!! Could use the $50 gift card to look glam on future interviews . . . haha!

  225. bhevarri says:

    Im not planning to travel this year, but next year I am moving to Portland!

  226. Bonnie C. says:

    It’s a gloomy day in Alaska today. Snuggling with Kitty Luna by the fire. Hi Tabs.

  227. Keisha says:

    I have to say I rather favor a lighter smoky eye rather than a dark one on myself, only because darker colors don’t look all that great on me πŸ™‚

  228. Grace says:

    I’m not feeling that blocked eyeliner

  229. Joyce says:

    I love pegacorn!!!! (Pegasus plus unicorn).

  230. Carla says:

    We celebrated my youngest daughter’s 5th birthday today! I am one worn out mama!!!! Lol

  231. Michele S. says:

    I love make-up and my birthday is next month. My fiancΓ© lives in another state and this is the first time in our 5 years together that we will spend my birthday together.

  232. Antonieta C says:

    I’m attempting to travel to Italy this year. Hopefully everything will go accordingly out so that the trip happens πŸ™‚

  233. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    My favorite picture/painting on my wall is above our fireplace – a calligraphy ‘family tree’. It lists the names of abt 10 generations of our family in the shape of an actual tree (my children’s names makeup the ‘tree trunk’ and my husband & myself begin the ‘branches’ that lead out to 9 addtl generations). A beautiful reminder of who we are and where we came from….

  234. Virginia says:

    I sure could use some moisturizer with the snowmagedon going on. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your writing!

  235. Vanessa says:

    I blend a little of my brow powder over my liner for a lazy quick smokey eye

  236. Olivia says:

    I used I could find more pale foundations with yellow undertones. I bought mac’s face and body foundation in white to mix in with my foundations but some are still too dark lol. I’m digging blue/grey smokey eyes

  237. Miriam M says:

    Love a simple eyeliner look. Lately I’ve been going with a simple thin line. Just enough to give some definition. Happy Caturday!!!! πŸ™‚

  238. Angela G. says:

    Puppy dogs and unicorns!!
    Well, I didn’t know Chilli was back in the dating game again. Last time I saw her on TV was a while back when she dating Floyd Mayweather. She liked his money but didn’t like that he was only trying to buy her affection & didn’t put much effort into the relationship. Hope your weekend is a good one Karen!

  239. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, yes I’m planning to travel this year, maybe Hungaria !

  240. Krista says:

    Hey! Not feeling too good at the moment so I’ll keep this short. Recently purchased a photograph of an elephant for my room. Really excited and they’re such beautiful amazing creatures. I think they make the world a better place. Keep up the good work Karen!

  241. shaula vercruysse says:

    Love your blog!!! Good luck to everyone who has entered!

  242. Karen says:

    After 3 years, I’ve finally started to decorate my place. My fave is the photo collage on my wall from Rifle Paper and Garance Dore – inspired by travel and Paris!

  243. Veronica Estrada says:

    I need some primers! I’m almost out of eye primer and want to try a new face primer. I’m thinking of trying Hourglass for the face primer.

  244. Sarah says:

    I have a “beauty mark” right to the left of and below my left nostril πŸ™‚

  245. Sherry says:

    Yes, there is something important on my mind, and it’s really bothering me. I’ve been applying for jobs since mid November, but nothing yet. I’m a pharmacy technician, and have been out of the workforce for about three years. I’m not giving up yet, but thoughts of giving up pharmacy and working at a cosmetic counter have crossed my mind. Maybe at Saks Fifth Avenue? Any thoughts on that? LOL!!

  246. CatG says:

    I have yet to comment the smokey eye at all… so I basically love every style!

  247. Stephanie says:

    Hi! The snow where I live is so high it is blocking my sliding glass door from opening!!! I would love to unbury my house and get some spring makeup to liven up my makeup routine!

  248. sarah says:

    I am so jealous of people with cool birthmarks, just like I am of freckles. I don’t have any! Well, I have two small very pale ones on my ribs and stomach, but they just look like little smudges.

  249. KellyPC says:

    I have a birthmark on the right side of my belly. It’s about the size of a mans thumbprint. I find that it’s a lot lighter than it was when I was a kid.

  250. Amreen says:

    I love that color blocked liner look!

  251. Chelsea Heimann says:

    That color blocked liner looks cool for a runway show or editorial photo, but it’s definitely not something I could pull off! Although I supposed when I mess up my cat eye/flick, I could just “fix” it by making it look like the photo. “Oh yeah I MEANT to do this!!” Thanks for the opportunity to win! Always fun to read your blog.

  252. Sara says:

    I’m trying to get back to Thailand where I lived for 2-1/2 years. Man, I miss that place. If you ever have the opportunity, GO! There are a million things to do and see, and the people are the sweetest in the world! <3

  253. Amy says:

    Looking forward to attending the “Flawless Foundation” class at Sephora tomorrow morning!

  254. Regina Girardi says:

    I love blue eye liner and shadows for smoky look

  255. Jennifer M-K says:

    Somewhere you’re trying to travel this year? Yes, actually, I’m trying to travel to California! I’ve never been but always wanted to go. Do you have suggestions on places to go (touristy, food, shopping) and best times of year to travel (my boss won’t let me go July or August for sure..June and early September might be out too but I’m not ruling them out yet). I’d like to still have beach weather when I go. I’m open to any and all suggestions and guidance! Thanks!

  256. Terri says:

    I’m hoping to visit Boston this summer!

  257. Jenni says:

    No birthmarks or moles, but I do have a very faint scar on my neck from where my mom dropped a straight out-of-the-oven pie on me when I was 5.

  258. Sheila Vives says:

    We all love outer beauty. I would like to see more articles on what gives a woman inner beauty. For if we are beautiful on the outside, but have no beauty in our character or attitudes, our speech or behavior, and especially in our heart, then do we have real beauty ?

  259. Valerie says:

    I am loving dark brown smoky eyes right now!

  260. Erika says:

    Travel plans to Orlando in May!

  261. indayluvs says:

    I really love colorful smokey/smoky eyes – green and blue are my favorites, although I have yet to be brave enough to try blue AND green together! Hmm, maybe something to play with tonight?

  262. Stacey says:

    My current pick for a smoky eye look is a shimmery, smoky grey. I’ve been using some colors from the NYX Love in Paris palette A La Mode.

  263. Heather G says:

    Currently dying with a cold. It sucks so bad.

  264. Hilda says:

    I like a smoky eye that’s just plain old neutrals!

  265. Lisa Brown says:

    I have a bunch of moles on my face, body.

  266. Carrie says:

    I have natural curly hair. I love the Kiehl’s products as they have several products that are silicone free. I am always looking for suggestions on the best silicone free hair products. Do you have any suggestions?

  267. Shipra says:

    I’d love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

  268. Karen Y. says:

    I love lip products, but am unfortunately allergic to certain ingredients in them. It all started with lip balms, and there are pretty much no lip balms other than plain Vaseline that I can use without reactions. I still haven’t figured out exactly what I’m sensitive/allergic to even after 100 patch tests… So every new product is a gamble for me. I really like the Too Faced La Creme lipsticks, but they make my lips itchy, red, and peel. So disappointing. I guess I will try to stick to products without too much fragrance to ensure less chance of irritation, but these are pretty rare in lip products. I did like the NARS Audacious lipsticks, but since my lips are in a perennial state of dryness, I need more hydrating yet pigmented products that are appropriate for work. So I’m continuing my quest… Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Drugstore or high end!

  269. Lisa says:

    Your rainbow unicorn post came at the perfect time to brighten my long sucky day at work. Thank you!

  270. Liz says:

    Love your blog!!

  271. Michelle says:

    Gotta love a husband that recognizes and nurtures the kid in you.

  272. Ramsha says:

    I would totally rock the block eye liner look

  273. gabis says:

    I’d wear that color-blocked liner for costume parties, carnival festivities and any other place/occasion where a more creative makeup can be called for. I don’t think it works for everyday outings.

  274. sharon L. says:

    Hopefully I can get vacation from work to go to Hawaii which I’ve never been

  275. Suzette says:

    wishing you and Tabs a good weekend!

  276. Casey says:

    I’m enjoying a quiet weekend playing with makeup and relaxing!

  277. Rebecca says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen

  278. I’m on a neverending quest for a good light blue green mint eyeshadow (just about no one makes colors like this, little weird), along with a strong red with brown base. One day, they will be mine!
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Foundation Frustration: Settling into Pores & Very Fair Skin

  279. Debbi says:

    I am going to Florida in 2 weeks. I have 4 feet of snow in my yard and its snowing again. I am so looking forward to warm weather and the beach….

  280. Wendi S says:

    I really do not like the penciled block eye look. I have not seen a photo that I think looks good.

  281. sarah thompson says:

    Love the rainbow unicorn! Would love to win this, so many new products out at Sephora to try. Thanks!

  282. Isabelle says:

    yeah i have a birthmark. right on the inner corner of my eye, it’s called a blood sponge i guess.. so concealer is my best friend πŸ™‚
    lots of love from germany =)

  283. Kelly L says:

    Congratulations on eight years of blog bliss. I always enjoy reading your posts, and find you so sweet and relatable. Wishing you the best and many more years of blogging.

  284. Byanka Johnson says:

    I have many birthmarks! Comment Yup!

  285. Debbie B says:

    i’m going on a cruise in May!

  286. Ankita says:

    Love the smokey eyes. Going to try it for the first time tonight for the Chinese New Year πŸ™‚

  287. nicolthepickle says:

    Did you know that you can watch The Millionaire Matchmaker on youtube if you miss it? Saturday afternoon fun.

  288. Kayleigh p says:

    Chai tea is my go to weekend drink too!

  289. Jackie says:

    Needs more Tabs! πŸ™‚

  290. Karina says:

    I’m terribly sick, and I can’t wait for the snow storm to leave, so I can buy some medicine!

  291. Anita says:

    Well, I would love to travel to Sephora and buy $2000 worth of products! !! I might need more $$. I guess I’m dreaming! What a great dream!

  292. Michelle C. says:

    Oh, I have so many travel aspirations (always), but I’ve been unemployed for more than 6 months and have higher priorities than travel at the moment, which is a depressing thought, actually.

    I’d love a sephora treat to help with the no-job-blues!

  293. Jess Lim says:

    Just heading out to lunch!

  294. Mary V says:

    Wow, very nice giveaway! what girl doesn’t want some new makeup? Thanks for the chance!

  295. Happy anniversary! If I win I’d buy some new lipsticks πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  296. Kathy says:

    Can’t wait for SPRING!

  297. Supriya says:

    This year is our ten yr anniversary so I’m hoping we can plan a trip to Hawaii!! πŸ™‚

  298. mrsshukra says:

    Excited about the Oscars tomorrow!

  299. Almudena says:

    I am going back home on vacations on May! So close, but so far far away at the same time.

  300. Fancie says:

    I actually have quite a few birthmarks and moles lol. I seem to find a new one ever so often. It’s kinda weird lol
    Fancie recently posted … Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation Review

  301. Annaham says:

    I would probably wear the color-blocked smoky eye, but would have to find an appropriate occasion for it, since I work in an office.

  302. Nia says:

    Snowing yet again in NYC. I hate winter.

  303. Natalie says:

    I wear eyeliner every day and feel naked without it! It is my number one beauty product!

  304. Denise M says:

    I was wondering why they changed up millionaire matchmaker too! Thanks for doing a giveaway every weekend!

  305. Ms. Elise says:

    I’m travelling to Japan this spring, and maybe seeing the Grand Canyon (for the first time ever) later in the fall as a long weekend type thing. I’m so excited!

  306. Georgia L says:

    I have a print of Miss Kika’s “Gummi Bunni” artwork that I am in love with.Every time I look at it it makes me happy <3

  307. alli says:

    i dig the graphic liner trend, i’d like to try it out!

  308. Chris25 says:

    I just quit my job, and I could use a pick me up.
    Chris25 recently posted … Black Rose Necklace from Elemeez

  309. Lisa says:

    I checked out the block eyeliner, not a fan! Give me a cat eye any day.

  310. Anne says:

    Tomorrow is my 25th Birthday ^_^! I love your blog, hope you had a great weekend <3

  311. Lori P says:

    I’m traveling this May with my mother to Alaska for an Alaskan cruise and we are planning for a Hawaiian cruise in the possible future.

  312. Emily says:

    I don’t think the color-blocked liner look is for me.

  313. Mica says:

    I think my favorite picture on the wall would have to be one of Loch Eilt in Scotland; aka ‘Dumbledore’s Burial Island’. Nerdy, I know, but aside from the fact that the greatest wizard in the world is buried there, I find the whole place shrouded by an aura of mysticism. I would love to one day take my children to Scotland and explore the highlands again – there’s a sense of captivating mystery and stillness that just transfixes you! Every time I look at this giant framed photograph, I’m transported to a world of magic, mystery, and secrets.

  314. Michelle says:

    I have hundreds of moles all over, sometimes I feel like a dalmation, and one birthmark in an unmentionable area πŸ˜›

  315. Lisa Foster says:

    My favorite painting on my walls is of my dog Dallas, who passed away last November. I treasure it now that he’s gone.

  316. Rachel Beltz says:

    What’s on my mind.. well, a lot! I’m in one of those, “I have so much to do but don’t know where to even start” mindsets.. I need motivation hah!
    Rachel Beltz recently posted … My Last Painting of High School

  317. Latifah S says:

    To date or not to date… That is the question.?. To be determined @ a later date for sure. Btw, The Duff was a cute movie … Good distraction from the ? of the day

  318. Lizzie says:

    I love a deep purple smokey eye!

  319. Laura says:

    I’m getting my first puppy 2 weeks tomorrow! He’s a Coton de Tulear. I named him Teddy. I’m just so excited!

  320. valerie sobus says:

    my favorite artwork on our walls is the nursery artwork my hubby and i made for our boy jude! we painted a couple mountains and then made/framed a 2 and a half foot brown bear. they are super simple looking but i love that we made them πŸ™‚

  321. Marilyn G. says:

    I have been mad lazy with most makeup! Just mascara and a little blush…maybe. I have not been very excited about my makeup bag as of late!

  322. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I’m a millionaire matchmaker fan too!

  323. Vanessa Markgraf says:

    Goodness gracious! I realized that I wanted to comment and try my hand at winning…and I scrolled. And scrolled. And scrolled. I must say, there are about 1,000,000 entries for this! But that’s a good thing, I guess. (: Anyways, I figured that I would talk about a new experiment that I’ll be trying shortly. I’m definitely more of a “neutral” girl when it comes to eyeshadow. Well, “warm neutral”. And I rarely stray from it, which means that I have gorgeous colors that go neglected. I think that I’m going to try to alternate days (neutral and color). Of course the color doesn’t have to dominate the whole look, but my lower lashline may get some green or purple love. Anyways, thanks for the giveaway!

  324. Ann H says:

    I love black winged liner with a navy blue liner on top or a dark purple. I’m not able to usually do this cause I stink at winged liners but I love this look πŸ™‚

  325. Frances G says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on the new laura mercier foundation coming in may!

  326. Joanna says:

    I love a dark brown smokey eye!

  327. Jessica says:

    Rainbow unicorns with hearts on their butts!

  328. Allison S says:

    I’m trying to decide which contor palette to buy. So many companies are coming out with them!

  329. Mandy says:

    Karen thank you for all the time and energy you devote to this amazing site xoxo

  330. Tanii says:

    Enjoyed the post on the physicans formula blush and bronzer – I will definitely be trying those products out!

  331. I just got back from traveling to Washington D.C. for work and I’d love to travel to Portland, Oregon this year for vacation with my husband.

  332. Mardi says:

    I’m worried about my dog. She’s always had itchy, sensitive skin but it’s really bad right now. The vet has changed her medication but it doesn’t seem to be working. I have itchy, eczema-y skin too so I know how bad she must feel.

  333. Michaela says:

    i just want the snow to stop in boston πŸ™

  334. Kristina says:

    I could really use a vacation, even if just a road trip somewhere.

  335. Stephanie G says:

    I love my rescued big Russian Grey cat I named Stohli! I would love to wear smokey eyes however I always mange to just look silly. Thanks for the chance to win!

  336. nina says:

    I really like a bronze smokey eye πŸ™‚

  337. Jennifer says:

    Just bought a marc jacobs lipstick based on the name alone: Eat Cake
    Is this so wrong?

  338. kirsten says:

    I’m dying to try the new Victoria Beckham nail polishes!

  339. Alexis says:

    I just started watching Scandal on Netflix and I’m loving it… I can’t believe it took me this long to start watching it.

  340. Chelsea says:

    Finally heading to Vegas this year with one of my best friends!

  341. Jill says:

    Happy Saturday! My hubs and I just booked our trip to Disney World! We love to go down for Food and Wine Fest. We get to act like kids and drink wine! What could be better!? Thanks for a chance to win

  342. Vicki says:

    Just planning a trip and could use this to buy travel size EVERYTHING! πŸ™‚ Thanks!!!

  343. Liz Nguyen says:

    first of all, that opening graphic is AMAZING.

    second, “Somewhere you’re trying to travel this year?”…. uh, everywhere? the wanderlust is so strong but the bank account is so weak T~T

  344. Marilyn Daniel says:

    Given the choice of shoes or makeup, I’ll take makeup every time!

  345. Danielle says:

    I love the look of a smokey eye with brown shades!

  346. Catherine Miller says:

    Hey Boo Hey!!! Absolutely love I mean live for your blog post!!! Lol!!!! What’s been heavy on my mind??? Should I buy Marc Jacobs genius gel foundation?!?! I know I’m tardy to the party when it comes to this foundation. I just want a holy grail!!! Lol!!! Is that to much to ask for?!?!

  347. Tania G says:

    It’s snowing here once again. I am so tired of it. It has been snowing every week, a couple of times a week. It’s freezing cold and I am so ready for spring.

  348. A unicorn shaped cake most likely!
    Chai Latte is my guilty pleasure, Chai tea my healthier Substitute.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … One pan to find them, to banish and light them – MACs Pro Conceal and Correct Palette

  349. Denise says:

    I strangely don’t find the freckles on my cheeks a single bit bothersome! πŸ˜›

  350. Andrea Darst says:

    I love doing a golden brown smokey eye! I use a gold shadow all over my lids, line them with brown or black liner, and use a darker brown shadow in the outer corners and blend inward. I love the finished product! Have a great weekend!

  351. Maddie says:

    I love the Fresh Rose products and just got the Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum. Next on my list is the Fresh Rose Mask.

  352. Solymar says:

    Hubs and I went house hunting today. Saw one we loved. And the price is right! But I am terrified of embarking on this kind of commitment! I’m excited to start a new chapter!

  353. Becca M says:

    I admit I was cynical about Heidi and Spencer, but those two have really held their relationship together. I’m glad to have been wrong about them! Also, the fact that I know as much as I do about them but had to think for a long second about who is secretary of state earlier is a little disturbing.

  354. Lauren Bourke says:

    I love your blog, and definitely construct my makeup wishlists based on your “Unsung Heroes” posts πŸ™‚

  355. Angela says:

    I just tried the new Tarteist eyeliner. It’s kinda bomb, K-dawg! πŸ™‚ fyi.

  356. Rosie Dust says:

    It’s snowing. Again. But there is always nail polish.

  357. Jennifer says:

    First off, I’m so jealous of Tabs showering you with kitty love. My kitties are ticked off about the incessant snow and cold and are convinced I’m making it be that way as a form of feline torture.

    Second, thanks for ditching the Rafflecopter this time. I find those things to be such a hassle.

    My favorite thing on the wall is a very small abstracty- watercolor painting my husband did of me while I was sleeping many, many moons ago when we first started living together. I was covered in a blanket my mother had knit for me when I was little. It was really sweet.

    Chai tea is one of my favorites, I’ll have to check out that brand. Of course, I’m a weirdo who doesn’t like any milk in her chai.

    What’s pressing on my mind right now is the return of Frank and Claire Underwood aka House of Cards to Netflix next Friday. I cannot wait.
    Jennifer recently posted … Must See Movie: Chef

  358. Lisa C says:

    You know, I’ve only been to SF once, but I can’t wait to go back!

  359. Annie says:

    I love brow powders!

  360. Carolyn says:

    Right now, I’m really digging the Orphan Black/Sarah Manning smoky eye. Which is actually how I found your blog (the show’s makeup artist says he pairs it with MAC Lipglass Spite, and I was looking for a review).

  361. what an awesome giveaway!! I’m going to try and take the Amtrac train to Portland Oregon to visit my son and his family this summer!!

  362. Kimberly Camille Tiu says:

    Mole on my ankle, hahahaha

  363. Lola says:

    Thanks for the competition!

    I have too much makeup (is there such a thing?) and have now gotten into skincare and can’t wait to try a few new things I picked up from brands that are new to me like Sunday Riley & Tata Harper!

  364. Lauren says:

    I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! πŸ˜€

  365. Becca says:

    Any smokey eye that I can actually do!

  366. Amanda says:

    I love Chai Tea too – here in Aus Twinning make a divine Vanilla and Chai Tea – its like a having guilty indulgence without the need to feel guilty!

  367. Sarah says:

    I just bought a car for the first time in 10 years!! So exciting – but this Sephora ecard would be a close second!!! I have a few things in my wish list but have been trying to limit my spending for my new expenses… πŸ˜‰

  368. Sarah says:

    Haha that unicorn gif is ahmahhhzing. I have been wanting to try out that Stila lip/cheek palette!!! πŸ™‚

  369. Meg says:

    I’m going to Florida this year with my family to visit my husband’s family because I have never met my mother in law in person!
    Meg recently posted … ColourPop Hyper Glossy Lippie Stix

  370. karen says:

    Hi karen,
    I am a fellow cat lover! I would like to have a cat but my husband won’t have it πŸ™ He’s much more of a dog person. This makes me so sad! I have taken to feeding our local strays on the side of the house. I love seeing pics of Tabs!

  371. Sun says:

    Hola, Karen!

  372. Amber G says:

    I don’t really have any wall art in my apartment right now but I’m moving soon so I’m trying to find something new!

  373. buckycatt says:

    Is it crazy that I’m trying to procure all of the NARS Audacious Lipstick shades?

  374. Daraya says:

    I do have a birthmark – its a small reddish patch on my neck!

  375. Donna W. says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is a picture of my 3 children they surprised me with!

  376. Elena says:

    Favorite picture on my wall: currently this buffalo print my mom got me for my birthday. My dog has a stuffed toy buffalo that he has loved since he was a baby. The thing is falling apart and tattered to pieces but I just can’t let it go. Hence why she got me the print.

    I also have this small print of Fra Angelico’s Annunciation I bought when I was in Florence. It’s a shame too because I met this street painter there that did really cool paintings of Florence and Tuscany in general, but my paintings I shipped back never made it.

    Which leads me to answering another question, the one place I want to get back to would be Italy, particularly Florence!

  377. joanne says:

    I’ll never wear that color-blocked liner as it doesn’t look good in my sight. I have 1 “alive” mole and a huge birthmark in my legs. As much as I want to wear shorts when going out I can’t. I’m no fan of concealers. And I think surgeries can’t remove this. It will stay with me in my lifetime.

  378. Monica B. says:

    I have a red birth mark on my right arm that people often mistake as a hickey. Because of that, when people ask me what I have on my arm, I find myself starting out with, “It’s NOT a hickey…” lol.

  379. Jen C says:

    I love the idea of a coppery smokey eye! Something simple, low-maintenamce and not too dramatic!

  380. melissa says:

    I’m allergic to cats so I have to enjoy them from afar. πŸ™ Wish I could get one!

  381. Anna says:

    I would love a Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine & Care gloss!

  382. Jennifer says:

    We have a Pegge Hopper print of two Hawaiian women on the wall in our bedroom. Just looking at it makes me happy.

  383. MsAnne says:

    I have a sinus headache

  384. LAURIE MURLEY says:

    what on my mind is snow I’m sick of it, I don’t know how any one that lives in the northern area takes it all the time, I live in ky and I’m about crazy we have about 10 inches where I live and I cant drive no wheres and I’m about to lose it

  385. Chelsea B says:

    I would love to travel to Hawaii this year!

  386. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I wouldn’t wear color-blocked liner.

  387. Jane Turck says:

    My words of wisdom: This may seem weird, but for those of us with oilier skin, that extra oil makes the very best cuticle cream! It’s natural and cheap and comes from your own body so no worries about allergic reaction!

  388. Kristin says:

    Uhhh…i got nothin. Well no, wait a sec. I’d love to go to Hawaii or take a fun road trip across the country.

  389. Kiki says:

    I just purchased colourpop lippie stix, and I’m obssesed with those!!!

  390. judy says:

    millionaire matchmaker: love the show, can’t stand patti. best idea: only watch the last 5 minutes to see if any couple lasted.

  391. Athena says:

    Travelling to new zealand this year. My 2 boys are going to see snow for the first time.

  392. Susannah says:

    My absolute favorite picture on our wall is a picture of my husband, son and me. We had a photo taken of my husband and me when I had my baby belly and another picture in the exact same pose holding my son as a baby. The photos are framed side by side and it is so wonderful having those memories to look back on!

  393. Alleycat says:

    Me, I’m spending the weekend glued to my couch now that the Chromecast I bought way back in November is here. I love, love, love Chromecast almost as I love my favorite lipstick — ALMOST.

  394. Jennifer says:

    I wish I could do fancy eye liner looks, but I can’t even do a simple line. My lid folds over all the way to the lashes, so nothing shows up or I have to do a big fat (like a half inch) line for it to show beyond the fold.

  395. Menchie says:

    Thank you Karen! God Bless you more!

  396. Astra says:

    Hi Karen, today is Sunday and I’m a little anxious about going back to work tomorrow. I have to deal with a personal issue that can determine what I will do for the next few months.

  397. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the awesomeness! I love all your make up reviews – you’ve definitely steered me right. Thanks!

  398. Angela says:

    I have a green birth mark on my bum.

  399. kelliegonzo says:

    Thanks for the opportunity Karen! I will be traveling to Disneyland and southern California for Spring Break this year and I can’t wait!
    kelliegonzo recently posted … Nerd Lacquer All of Time and Space Swatch & Review

  400. Yolennie says:

    Thanks for this. Sephora’s my candyland <3

  401. Sabrinna says:

    Just tried the L’Oreal brow plumper! It’s amazing! Have you tried it Karen?

  402. Susan Bender says:

    Going to Korea and Japan this spring! So excited!

  403. Jennifer O. says:

    I haven’t been to Sephora in a long time!

  404. Diana Acevedo says:

    J’adore Trader Joe’s Chai Tea Mix!!!!

  405. Chelsea E. says:

    I have a very important meeting on Monday that will determine the rest of my college and career afterwards! So any prayers and good vibes that can be sent my way would be so greatly appreciated!
    Thank you πŸ™‚

  406. Mandy D. says:

    I have a mole, right above the left side of my lip. I call it my Cindy Crawford beauty mark and I love it!!

  407. Sophia says:

    I really wanna try Kat Von D Shade/Light palette! I wanna look nice and contoured when I go on vacation!

  408. Megan says:

    My favorite painting on the wall is a print that was a gift from my parents by a Japanese artist.

  409. sandy says:

    Wow lots of comments! My favorite painting on my wall right now is the one I did at a paint nite that I went on with my 2 daughters. They are 24 and 22 and we had such a fun time togethet. When I look at it I am reminded of that nite spent together!

  410. Alisha Rose says:

    I do have a birth mark that is different when I was born my mom said it looked like feet prints, now its bigger. But I love it, its one the right side of my leg below om knees.. its actually cool. And moles I have tons! Black red, brown. Makeup I love I’ve always watched makeup guru’s on youtube and they are awesome. I do not have the money like they do have that much high dollar makeup, but I have some good ones. I would love to win this entry.

  411. wakenda says:

    Right now I’m loving colorful smoky eyes over a glitter fixative to bring out the sparkle. So pretty!

  412. Marie says:

    I have a mole or beautymark on my cheek just like Marilyn Monroe. No other similarities IΒ΄m afaraid. I have always loved it. It sort of brings something extra to my face.

  413. Rebecca says:

    I have a mole on the nape of my neck just below my hairline. My twin brother, who is unlik me in almost every way – he’s tall and thin with curly hair and great skin and we have different blood types – has an identical mole.

  414. melody brown says:

    We are hoping to go another Viking River Cruise…but this year at Christmas time. Between November and December somewhere to see the Christmas Markets in Europe. Thx for the chance

  415. Andrea says:

    My favorite smoky eye has got to be a neutral one that can be taken from day to night! I love to build up my crease and outer-v with darker colors to transition this look. Best part about it is that I don’t have to redo my makeup!

  416. Ann says:

    Been looking through your blog non stop for inspiration for my wedding makeup!

  417. Shemeka says:

    Rigth now, I am all about mauve eye shadow and lipstick. I love how it looks on me and how it can be for both work and play. As someone new to makeup this was a big Ahhh ha! moment

  418. Amy says:

    Just came back in from shoveling!! We got a pretty thick blanket of it =/ But I was singing songs from Frozen the entire time which was fun =)

  419. Tashia T says:

    I am usually open to trying new things but I do not think I will be trying the color block liner anytime soon.

  420. dana says:

    I love trying out new makeups so anything would be great!

  421. Loris Ayoub says:

    Hello Karen, I enjoy your posts very much.
    I am tired of the cold and keep dreaming of going to a warmer place πŸ™‚

  422. Liz says:

    This year, hubby and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage, so we’re planning a really cool anniversary trip to India and Nepal, possibly tagging on a few days in Beijing at the end. Not sure about that yet because $$$.

  423. Alice says:

    I do have something important on my mind. I think imma declare an English major.

  424. Chelsea amanda says:

    I have only done a smoky eye with black and greys. Id love to try it with bright colors. (:

  425. Camille says:

    hi, karen! no rafflecopter this week?! whaaa?! πŸ™‚

    hmmm, i have a mole on my right arm, about the size of an eraser head. i got it from my poppa πŸ™‚

    and a small mole on the left, under my lip. beauty mark, indeed! The Man always says i left a piece of chocolate on my face. hahaha. silly husbands.

  426. BlackAsphodel says:

    I like a well-blended soft black smokey eye.

  427. Stacy Z says:

    Trying to travel to San Francisco this year! πŸ™‚ It would be a dream come true!

  428. Wayne says:

    All my foster cats are getting adopted! πŸ™‚ πŸ™

  429. Amber says:

    This year I am going to dubai, paris, Las Vegas, and likely the Philippines! I am going to have a busy summer and fall!

  430. Marisa says:

    I have a mole on the side of my cheek; I don’t really think about it that often, as I am so accustomed to it, but sometimes I randomly notice it and am like, oh wow, hello there. My mom would tell me that it is a beauty mark when I was younger, and that many queens would’ve loved to have one πŸ™‚

  431. Leya says:

    oooh, we’re trying to plan a trip to Greece this year. fingers crossed it all works out because I really need a holiday! (Mamma to two boisterous kids, 1 and 4 years old!)

  432. Carolyn says:

    I looooooove Tabby cats…they are so beautiful <3 My current kitty is actually the first cat I've had that is not a tabby! πŸ™‚

  433. Hazel says:

    I’m not a fan of the color block liner look, I prefer the Cat Eye Liner look. As for smokey eye, I like colors, so blue, or purple smoky eye, I saw a pink one recently that I thought looked lovely.

  434. Una says:

    I am going to Europe this year!

  435. Jamie says:

    I feel really bummed that tickets to IMATS NY are sold out. πŸ™

  436. Maren says:

    I’m totally mole-y. Pet Tabs extra for me!
    Maren recently posted … Ducks Unreal

  437. Janet Shepherd says:

    It’s been a hard week for me. One of my old kitties, who live with my Mum & Stepdad in Tasmania, had to be put to sleep last Wednesday. He would have been nearly 15, but I felt awful, I felt I hadn’t visited them enough this last year. His name was Charlie, he was an enormous ginger tabby, and the sweetest tempered cat I’ve ever met. He was a lover, not a fighter. We called him Chef Charlie because as soon as anyone was in the kitchen, he was there too. He was beautiful, and I miss him so much.

  438. Melissa says:

    Ooh this is much easier.

  439. Alex says:

    I’m heading to the States (Hawaii) for the first time in 10 years & plan to spend all of my money at Sephora – my list is a mile long & I am soooo excited! You have introduced me to loads of brands we just don’t get here in Aus & I can’t wait to check them out!!

  440. Erzsa says:

    I love the creative make-up! πŸ™‚

  441. undamaris says:

    I have a picture with group of pomeranians on my wall. I bought it at local art fair.

  442. Mehr says:

    Gold, brown, kohl smoky eye

    I usually don’t extend eyeliner all the way upto the inner corner of the eye, it ends in the middle of the eyelid. Not this bold though!

    It’s a painting for our new home that I painted myself (:

    I have a birthmark on my forearm that looks like a bruise

    I really want to see Halong Bay!

    Getting a job, passing some exams are my top priorities this year

  443. Lily Heng says:

    No way, I definitely will not be trying the block eyeliner look! It looks terrible in my honest opinion.

  444. Clemence says:

    Can’t stop looking at the graphic at the beginning of this post haha

  445. Daria says:

    I am not a huge fan of smokey eyes

  446. Emily L. says:

    Love your blog Karen! So much awesome info and you’re so personable! *hugs to you and cuddles to Tabs*

  447. Tiffany says:

    oh boy, that unicorn picture reminds me of the game robot unicorn attack! hahaha

  448. Rhoda K says:

    I’m a chai tea fan too, love it!

  449. MelodyJ says:

    I liked the snow we got this week. It was about 6-8 inches. I had a birthmark but the chicken pocks messed it up when i was a kid. I’m knitting a hat.

  450. MelodyJ says:

    I liked the snow we got this week. It was about 6-8 inches. I had a birthmark but the chicken pocks messed it up when i was a kid. I’m knitting a hat.

  451. Yessica Vargas says:

    I have a birthmark on my butt cheek

  452. Stephanie G says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is actually my great-grandparents’ wedding certificate!

  453. Rocior says:

    Looking forward to a road trip coming up in May. Going to visit family in Montana. There is an Aloha festival coming up next week here in town that I really want to attend.

  454. Yvonne Appleton says:

    I have shopped at Sephora online many times, but I’ve never actually been inside a Sephora store!

  455. Isabella says:

    Haha, No! That liner look is way to cool for me! It would probably just end up looking like I made a mess with my mascara πŸ˜‰ But I might try it out just for fun if the intended cat flick can’t be saved

  456. jessica says:

    my favorite piece is on my bedroom wall, it’s a print of magritte’s “la grande famille”

  457. Domenique says:

    I have this huge paintin of cherry blossoms on the wall. With it being so cold outside it’s nice to remember that Spring is around the corner.

  458. Aww I hope I win! I love Sephora. It would be amazing to treat myself especially in the middle of a rather difficult time in my life. Love your blog Karen!! πŸ™‚

  459. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! I haven’t seen Millionaire Matchmaker in a long time. Although, I did hear that “Max” the guy that used to be on TMZ was going to be on it. Weird huh? My favorite wall hanging is a large poster with the Asian symbol for love on it. Always reminding me to live in love and not fear. Thanks!!

  460. Mandi T says:

    Thanks for your wonderful posts Karen! I learn so much!

  461. Mandi T says:

    Thanks for your wonderful posts Karen! I learn so much from every one!

  462. nisha m says:

    This year I am planning a trip to the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

  463. Tori says:

    I have a birthmark down the back of left shoulder though unless I get tanned its not very obvious. I’m also covered in moles haha πŸ™ thankfully no nasty ones, I’ve even got a cute little one on my face thats like a beauty spot!

  464. Gina Bullard says:

    I have a tabby, her name is Gracie. She is the best! She plays fetch!!! She has her own Youtube video… called Gracie The Wonder Cat! I think besides me, only one person has watched, which is SAD!!! She is ever SO smart… and I think she’s part Pixie Bob. She’s amazing. Oh how I’d love to win… there’s so many things I need. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Blog. Been a fan for years Karen, follow you on twitter too. Wish I had a fourth of your make up!!!! Ah, and the Channel! Gurl, I can’t even afford that. I have a tiny sample that I’ve been hanging on to, like forever of a lifting creme…for just the perfect moment….. how sad is that? Anyhow…. check out my blog sometimes? I write about life, God and hope….. Love ya girl. Gina

  465. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!
    Sry, can’t wear that look…… someone could say I’ve done badly wrong…. hahaha…..

  466. Priscilla S. says:

    I love a warm/neutral smokey eye that can go day to night.

  467. Gvenda says:

    Hell yeah, lately I’ve been wearing all kinds of crazy colored/shaped eyeliners so I’m always searching for a new crazy way!

  468. Maki says:

    I love a good purple smokey eye

  469. Susan says:

    Save me from this snow!

  470. Maki says:

    I love skiing!!

  471. angie says:

    i am into something sweet smokey eyes these days, so i thought urban decay naked 3 will do the job! Love the pink & rosegold tone!

  472. Emily C says:

    I want to travel around Europe this year.

  473. Crystal Sell says:

    I absolutely love Sephora. I wish that they had a store closer to me instead of always buying from them online though!

  474. Chris martinez says:

    I don’t have any birthmarks, but my daughter has one on her knee, and my son has one on his back.

  475. heather fox says:

    i hope spring comes soon so tired of snow

  476. Angela R says:

    I LOVE The Millionaire Matchmaker! It’s my guilty pleasure!

  477. jade says:

    thinking of selling my hatchback for a van and start travelling… ah the postgrad plans!

  478. Sara says:

    My goal is to make it to Ethiopia to see a friend this year!

  479. Erica says:

    I binge watched Millionaire Matchmaker last weekend. All day I watched D listers get hooked up unsuccessfully. Not sure how she’s so popular since no one seems to go on a second date!

  480. Jesi says:

    I have been following you for close to forever… and this is the first time I’ve commented. Does that make me a creeper? πŸ˜‰

  481. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    Love the Red Carpet tutorial makeup look…

  482. Arra says:

    I have many moles all over my body actually they are almost align to one another. I got both on my hands on my back both sides of the shoulders, and one distinct close to my mouth. I have been dreaming of going to Disneyland someday πŸ™‚ I love watching make up tutorials but honestly afraid to try different beauty products

  483. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I have a small birthmark on my right leg that is in the shape of a horses head.

  484. INCI says:

    I want you, my precious unicorn. πŸ˜€

  485. Brwnfruit says:

    I’m looking for a cheap but effective exfoliator, I’d like a microdermabrasion style exfoliator.

  486. Katie says:

    Right now my favorite smokey eye look is the natural one, i would not wear it with such a dark liner and my favorite picture on my wall is of me and my family. I do have a birth mark on my stomach and i am trying to travel to Russia, i dont have anything special on my mind

  487. Evonne says:

    I love random blogs but read more for a chance at sephora!

  488. Aideen says:

    My favourite picture is the last one my family took together before my mum and dad took with us before she left. Love this blog and sephora xx

  489. Kalli Melia says:

    I have a birthmark behind my left knee that looks like a splatter of freckles. The most weird thing it does is that it tans differently than the rest of me (I turn red, it tans slightly).

  490. Liz says:

    I don’t have a favorite picture or painting. My favorite thing hanging on my walls are my diplomas.

  491. Ann says:

    I can’t wait for spring.

  492. Sharee says:

    Blocked color liner πŸ™ Not for me!

  493. Justine says:

    Kingsman is like The Princess Bride version of James Bond!

  494. Leslie Kiley says:

    I am going to California twice in the coming year!

  495. Kathy says:

    Yesterday,shoveled snow. Today, playing with my dog in the snow!!!

  496. Tonya says:

    Hello, i do like some of the color block eyeliner trends but the cat eye will always be MY favorite.. I also have a kidney bean shaped birthmark in my hairline haha..Even if i dont win, I enjoyed reading all the comments.. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

  497. Jen says:

    Thanks for the generous giveaway, Karen! I actually really like that colour-block graphic liner, but one of my favourite recent looks was the bold eye shadow from the Jeremy Scott FW15 show! πŸ™‚
    Jen recently posted … Quickie Product Review: Yaby Pearl Paints

  498. christina moore says:

    I love the smokey eye, hate winter

  499. Emily says:

    Yay! Excited about the simplified raffle entry. I’ve just started seeing the new Nars dual Density BLUSHES online. So excited. For your winter skin, have you tried the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask? It’s a Korean brand that some Targets are carrying it. It’s pretty amazing. Getting me through Colorado winter.

  500. Lithiya says:

    Hi !

    Thank you for the opportunity. My favorite picture on my wall is one of my cat, when he was a baby, lying down amongst my little brother’s animal toys. I think he was thinking he was the lion king or something πŸ˜€ now he is 12 y-o, but still quite tiny (3,8 kgs, i don’t know its size) and as crazy.
    He’s one of my best friends, of course!

  501. Reem says:

    I LOVE wearing plum smokey eyes. It really compliments brown eyes <3

  502. Stacey says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is a canvas print of one of my wedding photos. My husband and I are standing in the woods; he’s kissing me while dipping me. I love that photo because it captures not just our love of Fall & nature, but it epitomizes the theme of our wedding. Our photographer also used a filter on the photo so the contrast is intense and makes the photo even more beautiful.

  503. Alicia Figueroa says:

    I’m getting married in 2 months! I never thought this day would get here and now it’s around the corner. God does exist!

  504. IndrΔ— says:

    I`m new here, and this page totally rocks ! I love it. <33

  505. Stephanie says:

    I have lots of moles. I’ll be traveling to New Orleans and California this year!

  506. Davey says:

    I’m hoping to go back to Bangkok this summer!

  507. Natalie says:

    I am saving my big trip this year for New Year’s Eve…in Sydney!

  508. laurie damrose says:

    I love Sephora because it’s a magical makeup wonderland.

  509. Diane says:

    Yep, something on my mind regarding a family member.

  510. Stephanie says:

    My mom was looking at my Amazon wishlist recently to try to figure out what to get me for my birthday, asked me to update it, and I said, “well, really what i wish is that Sephora had a better wishlist… I spend so much there.” I think she’s flabbergasted that that’s my kind of thing these days. But it got me beautiful shiny gift card to there, which I will use as soon as I get done with moving. πŸ˜€

  511. Swati says:

    I love colorblock eyeliner!

  512. holly says:

    I am in tv heaven today … the Daytona 500 and the Oscars! No makeup day … just eye mask, lip mask and a baby foot peel πŸ™‚

  513. Kelli Wentz says:

    No birthmarks or moles, but I have a TON of freckles!!

  514. Michelle L says:

    Thank you! I wanna travel this year, but money is tight…

  515. Meahlyn says:

    I love the random flashing unicorn picture Karen! Anyway, I would definitely not wear that color blocking eyeliner look, especially not in public.

  516. Lavinia Gass says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’ve spent this snowy weekend on the East Coast trying to organize my beauty products and accessories. I’m a product and accessory zunkie and I have two boys under 10, who have autism. My 8 year old is very meddlesome and busy; so, I cannot leave items sitting on my dresser and he’s drawn to large storage containers like a beacon. I would appreciate any suggestions….Thanks

  517. Debbie Clauer says:

    I plan to go to San Antonio this spring to visit 2 of my daughters.

  518. Patricia G says:

    I’d love to wi !!!!

  519. jules m. says:

    i love chai tea!! πŸ™‚ i might have to make some myself today πŸ™‚
    i dont have any moles or birthmarks but i have TONS of freckles.
    I’m hoping to visit the Smoky Mountains this fall when my bf comes to visit

  520. Samantha L. says:

    I’ve been wearing so much eyeliner recently! Purple has been a favorite, but brown is my default. Is brown with brown eyes boring?

  521. Dominique Randall says:

    I have a couple of moles that just magically appeared over the years. One on the right corner of my mouth, another in my right palm and one on my right foot. I wonder why they’re all on my right side? I’m also right handed. Coincidence??
    Have a great Sunday Karen.:)

  522. Stella l. says:

    Please pick me!!! I love sephora!!!

  523. maria says:

    Thanks for the chance!!! Love Sephora!!

  524. Marisela Bennett says:

    I have my career in mind being a full time Mom just took on part time school it’s been a little challenging.

  525. Doreena says:

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend The weather here on Long Island is crazy below 0 last few days yet today we are having a heat wave it’s 35 lol

  526. amy pugmire says:

    I would love to travel to the atlantis. We are selling our home and I would like to use some of the money to take the kids on a disney cruise. I know they would be so excited!

  527. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    Sephora here in Brazil is a joke! Even sell the Too Faced products! Help me Karen, get the blush Ross and Rachel, my heart will break if not get this limited edition!

  528. Mi Nguyen says:

    Wow look at this longggggg list of comments!

    Is it just me or everyone can get crazy about matte red lipsticks? And once you were addicted, you would find other shades no longer appealing.

  529. Ruhana Uddin says:

    I’m a high school senior off to college in a few months and have decided to revisit my love for makeup and experiment a little. I’ve recently been loving the Stila metal foil eye shadow. I love then that they can be toned down for school but also glammed up for a night out! πŸ™‚

  530. macy says:

    I like my spin on smokey eyes. I have been doing really warm, red tones. It makes my blue eyes pop. POP HARD. lol. I love it

    Also, I just got called in to work πŸ™ I have to shower after I submit this and deal with all the BS . Joy.

  531. Maya says:

    I have what I like to call a “beauty mark” on my chin. I like to think it makes me look like the Black Marilyn Monroe πŸ˜‰ One can wish, right?

  532. e. says:

    IΒ΄d love to see some silver smoky eyes around here…

  533. Sami says:

    The color block liner on Nylons website looks a little too sloppy for everyday in my opinion

  534. Lauren says:

    I’m actually really hoping to go to Scotland this summer. I applied for a research internship thing there, and I’m really hoping I get it!

  535. Susan Christy says:

    I’ve always wanted to go somewhere warm in the middle of winter and this year I’m doing it! Headed to Fort Lauderdale in a few days!!!

  536. Rae says:

    I don’t see the appeal of those types of eyeliner styles

  537. Sanam says:

    I’m hoping I can convince my husband to go to Hawaii! He always complains that it’s too far for us east coasters!

  538. jen says:

    I wish I could wear nail polish. It gets messed up so easily, and my smashed thumbnail looks funny with it. πŸ™

  539. Judith Owen says:

    It would be awesome if I can go Barbados for vacation this year.

  540. Lulle says:

    About the “block eyeliner”: NO.
    Might be great on the runway, but a lot of runway looks (or styles actually) don’t work at all in real life if your goal with makeup is to look your best!
    Lulle recently posted … Caturday

  541. Lynne B says:

    Love Sephora and always find their clerks to be so friendly and helpful!

  542. Somewhere you’re trying to travel this year? – I’m trying to travel anywhere I can! It’s my 10 year wedding anniversary so we are planning on traveling through New England in the Fall and hitting up some touristy things and B&B’s πŸ˜‰ TY for the giveaway!
    Brooke @ Blushing Noir recently posted … OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish Swatches + Review

  543. Cheryl boss says:

    Sephora has the most amazing hair products!

  544. em says:

    trying to go to London, England this year but we are going to Costa Rica & Punta Cana

  545. Georgia says:

    I don’t think I would wear color blocked liner because I think if I were to wear it a lot of people would either give me weird looks or responses. However, I would wear it if someone dared me to and was going to pay me a lot to wear it for a day.

  546. Piroska says:

    I’d love to make it to B.C. this summer, to visit my brother. It’s been so long!

  547. denise S says:

    No don’t think that I could work that color block eyeliner look, lol

  548. anissa says:

    my favorite picture in my house is a large canvas print made from a photograph of my youngest daughter when she was 2 years old, taken on our vacation to florida. she was leaning over to sniff a pretty flower at epcot next to the lagoon, and the flower matched the color of her dress. a beautiful profile shot. my mother had it blown up into the large canvas and even though my “baby” is nearing 21 years of age now, this portrait still hangs on my wall and it makes me smile every day when i see it. <3

  549. Nikki A says:

    I have a flat mole on my chin, it’s a family trait so I love it! πŸ™‚

  550. Nicole K says:

    My skin is crazy. Help.

  551. Lorraine says:

    hoping to travel to Southern California next month to see a show and visit my sister.

  552. Maegan Morin says:

    No I would not wear that eyeliner. Ever. Even if I didnt think that it looked terrible I could never pull it off.

  553. ariel r says:

    I love warm smoky eyes with red/browns and oranges.

  554. Kendra says:

    Ugh I’ve got an exam in a couple days and I feel like I’m getting sick. Should be a fun week.

  555. Angela P. says:

    Wow.. that sounds like a pretty cozy day in my book. I love kitties, chai tea and slightly trashy reality tv (love the Millionaire Matchmaker!). I do have a birthmark. There is a small spot on my head where my hair grows in like a greyish white. I’m told it’s a birthmark.. or a place where my hair lacks pigment. My mom always said it’s where the angel last touched me when I was born.. so I’ll go with that.

  556. Emma says:

    I’m so incredibly frustrated with my housing situation right now. Basically the only place I’m able to get to on my own is a gas station, and I can’t even manage that depending on the weather and my health. I’m unable to drive, the public transportation in my town is VERY limited, and I have a great deal of trouble walking due to some undiagnosed condition. This has nothing to do with makeup or beauty, but I just needed a chance to vent. On bad days I can’t even get to the mailbox. I hate being so stuck :/

  557. Karen says:

    Millionaire Matchmaker used to be a fun, guilty pleasure but this season Patty has gotten to sexual. Having men take off the their shirts, women lift their tops. Yuk

  558. Gloria says:

    Hmm, what about the previous rule? I never figured out how to use that thing. Anyway, the painting on my wall now is actually what I painted a month ago. I really enjoyed it. It was two birdies on the branches with a bright lamp, the background was blue represents the night. It was my first time trying water painting and I am looking forward to try it again soon.

  559. Antonia says:

    This year I plan on visiting Paris for the first time!

  560. Carla says:

    I went to Paint Nite last night! It’s so freaking awesome, I recommend it to anyone!

  561. Katia Audrey says:

    Always anticipating your “win” posts hehe!! Thanks a lot! As far as birthmarks or moles are concerned, I’d say I’m FULL of them.. yep. Sad but true.. πŸ™‚

  562. Ashleigh says:

    Favorite smokey eye would probably be my perpetual favorite, the bronze smokey eye πŸ™‚

  563. Jessica trejo says:

    It’s finally raining in SoCal

  564. Dani says:

    I live for a gold smoky eye!

  565. Al says:

    Yay! A giveaway that only requires leaving a comment for entry! Thanks Karen! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

  566. Sarah says:

    Best giveaway photo yet!

  567. Elle says:

    I have a whole lot of freckles/birthmarks! There’s one in particular on my face that’s almost Monroe-like. Maybe it’s a sign for a Halloween costume one day haha.

  568. Yanisa Allison says:

    I would totally wear that eyeliner look! I’m tired of winged liners at the moment (because I suck at them!)

  569. Reyna says:

    why is it whenever i check out your blog, i always spend money right afterwards? it doesn’t help that we’re very similar in colouring (i’m also filippino too) so when i see something that looks amazing on you, i need to have it too!!! xx

  570. Layla says:

    I love a neutral smokey eye, especially if it has a hint of metallic to it. It’s been a little while since I did one because the only thing on my mind lately is work and school. Mostly school.

  571. Aeris says:

    I’m lurking around your blog for months and I thought it was time I started commenting… So what’s better than start with a contest! The money would be a perfect way to celebrate that first comment! πŸ˜‰

  572. Sara Rai says:

    Smokey eyes with gold is one of my fav☺

  573. Jennifer says:

    I would not wear a color blocked liner look-cat eye is as risque as I’m going to get πŸ˜‰

  574. Nikki says:

    Have you tried the new Dior Serum Foundation?

  575. Tamara says:

    I am really enjoying my too faced chocolate bar palette. I love doing different smoky looks with this palette, along with the Tanya Burr lip gloss in Picnic in the Park!

  576. Elaine R says:

    I’m excited about the Oscars coming up!

  577. Renata says:

    Happy birthday to your blog Karen! <3 I'd love to go to Rome this year, but I guess this won't happen this year πŸ™ or anywhere around Europe to participate in an Irish Dance competition, that would be fun! πŸ™‚

    have a lovely Sunday night!

  578. genesis says:

    I feel like those are just looking for any kind screen time.

  579. Lynn T. says:

    I have a bunch of moles, i wish i could a few of them especially the ones on my face.

  580. Ann McCormack says:

    I’ve always stuck to a traditional black/grey smoky eye but after rrading other suggestions a purple or coppery smoky eye sounds great! Long time fan of the blog but this is my first time posting!

  581. Christine says:

    Tuesday is my birthday and I would love to get a happy rainbow unicorn to celebrate. But if that is not available, I would also love to purchase new bottle of perfume from Sephora!

  582. Aina Y says:

    Hope to win πŸ˜€

  583. Tracy says:

    How can you post about kitty love and not post a picture about it! Kitty tease!!! πŸ™‚

  584. Courtney says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! and as well as all the other work you do =)

  585. Rebekah says:

    I’m hoping to travel to Germany with my boyfriend to visit his friends and family there this summer!

  586. Stacey says:

    I’m excited to travel to Aruba for my honeymoon in May! We got married in October so it’s a looong due trip!

  587. Maria says:

    I have two birthmarks sandwiching my right eye

  588. Sonia K says:

    My favourite picture on the wall of my room is of Frank Sinatra, he looks so dashing and handsome. It’s a lithograph too!

  589. Sylvia says:

    Yes to moles and a birthmark on my hip.

  590. Beverly says:

    Everything looks so wonderful. I can hardly wait for the Red Carpets this evening.

  591. Shannon Ashley says:

    My 13 month old daughter threw my brand new Becca highlighter on the ground last week and it shattered into a million pieces

  592. Amoure Jones says:

    Recently, I have had quite a bit on my mind and most of it is mainly directed towards my future. I think it’s quite common to think about your future , but I have some decisions to make about the direction it’s going to go. One of the things of main importance is returning to school next month. I’ve got to put the fear of people not enjoying my work behind me and just go for it. Prayers are coming though.
    As far as smokey eyes, well I’ve been doing a really quick brown smokey that has kind of inched its way into becoming my go to. It’s simple, classic and it goes with everything I’m wearing on my lips (which is always a good thing).

  593. chloe says:

    i wish u didnt have to scroll past all the comments to comment ur blog is just too popular haha. idk about the color block look u posted but ive been into a big blended out color over the eyelids almost to eyebrows and temples

  594. Luv Jaime says:

    This new momma could use some concealer for them sleepless nights…. yawwwnnn

  595. Fatema says:

    honestly, i love your writing style and i think you would be an amazing person if i met u in real life. ur probably not going to see this, but whatever. also, im always wondering, how do u afford all the beauty products u buy? anyways, im thinking about my term paper that’s due later on (lol #highschoollife) love you! i hope u do more drugstore makeup reviews

  596. athena rutherford says:

    i’d love to win this gift card! fingers crossed!

  597. Mallory says:

    I love that you do these give aways!! Who couldn’t use a sephora gift card really?

  598. Alicia Szemon says:

    I am really excited because i am going on a cruise in may with my family and i need to look good and get some new makeup(: Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!

  599. Lancelot Ottley says:

    I am just here studying for my mid-semester exams.

  600. Sylvia says:

    I’m currently OBSESSED with Nest Fragrances. My two favorites are Indigo and Daliah & Vines. Last all day and smell awesome!

  601. Jen Myllymaki says:

    My favorite smokey eye look is a wearable day look, with either purple or brown, instead of the usual black.

  602. Whitney says:

    My favorite lip product right now is MAC’s Plink! lipstick! It gives you a very pretty princess inspired lip!

  603. Tia says:

    My favorite picture on my walls is one of me and my family from my high school graduation. It’s just a reminder that they’ve helped me get where I am today and inspire me to be better.

  604. Alana Martinez says:

    I will be traveling to Vegas for my twenty first birthday! May can not come soon enough πŸ™‚

  605. MeenaSheekee says:

    I’ve got a mole on the left side of my nose, and that’s one of my favourite defining features! Mine is flat and black (luckily!), but several members of my family have a single big round mole on their faces!

  606. Dani Alston says:

    I’m crazy for matte lips at the moment so this would be awesome to put out the shopping fire for a little while πŸ™‚
    We’ve been stuck at home all last week due to a snow/ice storm so a sephora trip is definitely in order!

  607. Brandi says:

    I absolutely adore makeup! πŸ™‚ I just started collecting. I do not have much but I keep falling in love! πŸ˜€ Being a 3rd year college student majoring in Elementary/Early Childhood education really postpones the collecting business. But my family and students I work with really inspire me.:) I know in the end, it will all be worth it! πŸ™‚ Hope everyone has a good day and good luck! πŸ™‚

  608. ray says:

    Wow, there are a zillion comments here! Will you read them all?? Lala lala la, Tom Selleck.

  609. T says:

    I have my empty foundation bottle on my mind. Would love to win so I can try something new!

  610. Kate K says:

    It’s not on my wall, but my favorite pic is my daughter’s 3-year photo shoot collage on my bookcase – she’s so cute! That blocky eyeliner is really strange to my eyes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  611. Estefania says:

    My favorite smokey eyes (arguably EVER) are SPARKLE. Just sparkle. In a deep color, like Deeply Dashing or Black Grape, MAC’s Pressed Pigments make for the PERFECT smokey eye.

  612. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    Sometimes less is more. If you’re not walking the Red Carpet, your makeup should not look like you are. Subtlety is pretty.

  613. Heather says:

    I’m going to Oregon this summer for the Goonies 30th Anniversary!

  614. Bertha says:

    We’re not big travelers but we go to Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard every July for vacation so I’m looking forward to that!

  615. RedWeatherTiger says:

    My favorite wall art is an oil portrait that my older daughter painted of my younger daughter. The older one was in an arts high school and was just about to start learning how to paint when she decided to try it on her own. It *completely* blew everyone away. We had no idea she had THAT much talent, but she does, and she is running with it. She is now in college–in art school, a painting major–and I am so happy to have her very first painting.

  616. Torrie says:

    The Millionaire Matchmaker is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.

  617. Renee K says:

    Hey! First time comment, fairly recent follower. Hmm, for the stuff you mentioned I have a frame with a knot supposedly designed by Leonardo da Vinci that I hand stitched for an art history project. Another is a framed poster of my favorite sculpture, Apollo and Daphne by Bernini.

    Also I’m not very good at a smokey eye at the moment so I tend to go more for a natural look or sometimes really bright colors with a light liner. If I go bigger I look like I got my makeup tips from a raccoon.

    Fingers crossed for the giftcard, only problem would be deciding what of the MANY amazing products would be to get.

  618. mary nguyen says:

    Yeehee I love makeup!

  619. Janelle says:

    I love a smokey eye where the colour is concentrated on my lid. I love a purple smokey eye where I first apply a lilac/lavender shadow in my upper crease as a transitional colour. Then I apply a black base to my lid and lower lashline, and sweep a blackened purple (like MAC Young Punk Mineralize Shadow) all over the lid, lower lashline, and crease. Then I pop a bit of lilac on my inner corner and line with black liquid or pencil liner.

  620. Yvonne says:

    Would love to win!!!!

  621. Piper says:

    I have little beauty marks on my fore arms. Not many and nothing special. I really like the beauty mark off the side of my right eye, but it has lightened up over the years. So if I have makeup on you can’t really see it, unless I add a little brown eyeliner.

  622. nat ogu says:

    i love champagne , bronze smokey eyes mostly using makeup geek pigments or the shimmer shadows in naked 3

  623. brittany says:

    yahoo sephora! wearing Clean Skin right now, yum!

  624. natalie sosa says:

    Since I started nursing school this year, I havent been able to buy any makeup πŸ™ On the bright side, its forcing me to shop my stash! That gift card would come in handy when I run out an essential item though!

  625. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    I love a smoky eye, any kind to be honest! I probably wear that look at least 4 days out of the week, going different color combos or shades. As long as I blend and blend and blend, I am always happy with a good smoky eye look!!

  626. Nadia says:

    I need to change my Sex life. Maybe a few days of pampering and seeing a therapist will work.

  627. I’m looking forward to my 5 year wedding anniversary in June. Hopefully well be able to take a trip away for the weekend. Not sure where if like to go though.

  628. Illy Junus says:

    I love the rosey brown smokey eye lately, thank you for the chance and good luck everyone

  629. I love being assaulted by kitty love!
    Wendy@BlushandBarbells recently posted … Friday at #VFSC

  630. Dharti says:

    Why do I need this gift card? I don’t know, let me count the reasons: a very active toddler, pursuing a PhD in a university 2 hours away, managing all this on a tight budget and battling with the terrible winter that we all are hating right now.

    I wonder if I could figure out how to use a subtle gold eyeshadow for a not too special kind of look?

  631. Karen says:

    Hi Karen….I love your blog and check it daily. You are such a creative person and your blog is a real treat!

  632. Crystal Walsh says:

    I have a birthmark on my ribs that is identical to one my dad has in the same spot!

  633. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I would love to take a cruise this summer, but not likely.

  634. Darlene says:

    The more kitties, the merrier! I wish I could have another cat, but my 12 year old is such a diva that things turned sour when I was volunteering and providing a home for a kitten. Fun times.

  635. marlena says:

    I really like matte, grungy smoky eyes with a lot of smudgy eyeliner.

  636. Jacquelyn says:

    because of your site, I’ve totally changed my makeup routine, & it’s been great. thank you!

  637. Sara says:

    Towards the end of my 2 year masters program and really stressed! My makeup obsession has made me happy and has become my stress reliever. Currently obsessed with colorful eyeshadow looks.

  638. Jewon says:

    I like shimmery bronze smokey eyes! Without upper lid eyeliner but smoked out bottom waterline – lash line! and of course, with some fluttery lashes to top it off

  639. Felis says:

    I did a metallic maroon-and-gray smoky eye recently that was RIDICULOUS FIERCE and it’s my new favorite ever. UNF.

  640. BB says:

    I like using a dark brown all over the lid and very slightly in crease for a smokey eye.

  641. TJ says:

    I love simplicity and any contest entry that doesn’t require me to fool with a social media site. LOL As for favorite style of smoky eye, my go-to is a minimal smoky eye in shades of eggplant or burgundy with a little bit of a winged liner.

  642. Joanna says:

    I haven’t figured out how to do smokey eyes — I’m new to the whole eyeshadow thing. For the same reason, I definitely wouldn’t do the color-blocked liner. Hoping to make it to France this year to visit my best friend!

  643. Monica says:

    I love a soft smokey eye.. nothing too dark, at least not on myself!

  644. Christina says:

    Love me some sephora!!

  645. Rozae says:

    No birthmarks, but I got a few moles here and there on the body!

  646. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I miss commenting on your blog Karen! I guess I’ll just pop in to say I always get compliments when I rock a red lipstick! My favorites are currently Covergirl Hot and and Viva Glam Rihanna!

  647. Sarah says:

    I would never wear the colour blocked liner! Lately I haven’t been wearing looks with eyeliner much at all. Just softly defining my lower lashline with a darkish neutral is enough for me since I wear rather dark eye looks most of the time.

  648. Bria says:

    I’m trying to plan a trip to Paris with my husband this December!

  649. christine burd says:

    My favorite picture on my wall is a painting done by a local artist when my daughter was traveling to Mijas Spain. It’s so colorful and looks how I imagine a small town in Spain would look.

  650. Karen Yeung says:

    Greetings from Hong Kong. To be honest it’s my first time visiting your website. I supposed to do some research on web, but now I am reading your posts…Interesting to read something wrote by another Karen (ok there are millions of Karen anyway…)

    Currently addicted to golden brown smoky eyes, very good to wear on Chinese new year holiday. Color-blocked liner is eyes catching for catwalks, but never for me.

    Planning for a trip to Angkor Wat, as we now have direct flights to Siem Reap. Want to visit this historical remains for long.

    Have a good day!

  651. Riijja says:

    Omg, this is so nice of you! I may be a little odd, but those rafflecopters kind of freak me out. Feels like their want all your first born (Is this only me? Yes? Okay then, nevermind..)

    Anyhoo, on the make up front, i cant wait for spring to get here! Pastels dont really suit me, but during spring i give myself s pass, and wear pastel polish anyway. Because spring! Yey!

  652. Kristine says:

    Fab makeup + fab skin = Confidence!

  653. Sara Muniz says:

    Going to travel to Las Vegas this year to rekindle some lost fame with my hubby.

  654. Charlotte says:

    I’m about to turn 36 and I bought my first lip gloss last week #latetotheparty. I’ve been a lipstick or lipstain girl for decades. Nowi feel like wearing all the lipglosses. I cant stop looking at my lips. They look amazing. They feel soft afterward. I can’t stop applying it. I don’t want to stop!!!!

  655. Audrey H. says:

    ahh Sunday night, starting a new week soon. yay? lol Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  656. Laura says:

    Currently listening to the cleanup of the second crash outside of my home today (don’t worry, nobody hurt either time) and dreading an icy commute in a few hours.

    I still haven’t nailed that snow chic look yet.

  657. Jackie says:

    I have a mole above my right eyebrow. I kind of dig it!

  658. Ramona says:

    I love reading through old text messages and smiling at them. I also am loving the toned down one or two colour smokey eyes for the daytime.

  659. Julie Murphy says:

    I would like to win for my niece.

  660. Chrissy says:

    I have a pretty unique birthmark on my shoulder and it looked like a small patch when i was little but as i grew older (and the mark sort of stretched out) it now looks like a heart shaped patch πŸ™‚

    Sad part is it looks like it’s broken in the middle (like the broken heart emoticon!) but people have asked me if it was a pinky tattoo.


  661. Elizabeth says:

    We hope to travel to Europe for our twentyfifth wedding anniversary this year. Trying to narrow down where. Any suggestions ? πŸ™‚

  662. claire says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter

  663. Ruchita says:

    Happy Monday!

  664. Georgie says:

    I just returned from the Cayman Islands for vacation….now I’m thinking about moving there! Seven Mile Beach is absolutely beautiful.

  665. diane says:

    i have a beauty mark on the top right of my mouth. it’s my favorite. πŸ™‚

  666. AllieL says:

    Oscars last night was awesome! (and I’m getting really really really tired of this cold…)

  667. Tonia says:

    LOVE the unicorn! and so did my kids πŸ™‚

  668. Jessica says:

    I have a birthmark on my right eye brow bone.

  669. debbie says:

    Hi from New Zealand. πŸ˜‰ I have few birthmarks and my son has a heart shaped mole on his neck which was cute when he was little and now he’s a grown up he thinks it is lame.

  670. Majick says:

    I have a birthmark on my left forearm. Boosh loves Tabs. If I win I know exactly what I’m picking up: Givenchy highlight powder with the beads in the top of the package. I am truly lemming…:-)

  671. alice says:

    Thank you for offering the giveaway. LOVE the unicorn. I wish I could have that on my wall. =)
    I was going to say I didn’t have much on my walls. But I took a quick assessment and realized that I have lots of cool things (well, to me anyways). I have some lovely Japanese woodblock prints, the last chinese watercolor painting that I did, and some cute prints for the nursery. But my favorite right now is this print that I bought from a chinese children’s book author. I just love the vibrant colors.

  672. Emiliya Petkova says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!!
    Is there something important on your mind?-Hmm..yes!I can’t wait to find a better job so I can raise more money to go on a trip somewhere. πŸ™‚

  673. Ksenia Braswell says:

    Lately I am on a eye liner kick… Just cannot get enough of it… Went to sephora and got to play with different color eye liners… Now I want them all

  674. Jordan says:

    I have a birthmark that I’ve always thought looks like a fried chicken leg.

  675. Ally says:

    I’m super fair and have my share of freckles and moles. Fortunately I’ve learned the error of my teenage ways and now slather myself in sunscreen and get my moles checked every year.

  676. Alanna D says: