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Rise and shine, pal ‘o mine! I’m actually writing this on Friday afternoon because I have no idea if I’m going to be here, or at the hospital tomorrow morning. I had another appointment with my doctor today (Friday), and she said that I’m ready to pop! Of course, she’s been saying that for the past two weeks, so who knows? I am convinced that I will be pregnant until forever.

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I hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled weekend, and I will hopefully talk to you on the flip side soon.

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    • Have you ever planted a tree?
    • Do you have a good luck token or charm?
    • What’s your current favorite palette?
    • Have you ever made pizza crust from scratch?
    • Favorite high-end makeup brand?
    • What’s your hair: curly, straight or wavy?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Jessica says:

    You are soooo adorable and that video made me smile.
    xoxo
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  2. Jessica says:

    oh, and yes I regularly make pizza crust from scratch. If we make pizza at home the crust is ALWAYS from scratch. It is so easy to do. There is really no reason not to do it.

    And I live in NYC which has the proven BEST tap water for the best pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Amanda says:

    You are the cutest! I can’t wait to see your beautiful baby girl.

  4. Nicole says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is currently a tie between Chanel and Bobbi Brown.

  5. I love that photo, it makes me feel like I’m in Harry Potter. Very excited for the arrival of your little girl!

  6. Anita says:

    My favorite makeup brand is Urban Decay ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. buckycatt says:

    K & T – Spring Fever compelled me to paint my nails bright pink last night. Might be a bit early here in Montana! Have a great week.

  8. Nicole Anderson says:

    You are so so beautiful you always make me smile (:…My favorite palette at the moment is mufe volume 3 floral I’m loving it at the moment, I also just bought estee edit palette and I’ve only been playing around with it a bit but I love the idea of the black light shades and the colors photograph differently as well pretty cool good luck to you xxoo

  9. Hilary says:

    The palette I’m still loving is UD Naked 2. I really have no need to buy another eye shadow palette after this one!

  10. I did make pizza crust from scratch once, but I didn’t like it, to be honest. Still very pregnant over here!
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Necessary changes and my 39 weeks bump update

  11. Chas says:

    I haven’t made pizza dough from scratch but it’s always something on my to do list! I hope today’s the day for you. Fingers crossed!

  12. Agata says:

    It must be such a strange feeling not knowing when the baby will come and the labor starts! Hope it’s as easy as it can be for you!

    *Hugs*
    Agata recently posted … Beauty Influencerโ€™s Sunday Column Vol.22: New Yearโ€™s Beauty Resolutions

  13. Katie says:

    You’re gorgeous pregnant! I hope you have a safe delivery!

  14. Lauren Sutherland says:

    Ive ben making lots of gluten free pizza dough since I had to switch and its great!

  15. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My hair is straight.

  16. Jana says:

    I love that GIF of you! Current favorite palette is the UD x Gwen Stefani blush palette, been neglecting my other blushes since I got it!
    Jana recently posted … Review The Balm Manizer Sisters

  17. Claudia says:

    God gave to women something more then beauty, the gift of being mother. Bless you and your baby <3

  18. Meghan P says:

    Ooh homemade cauliflower crust pizza is the best!

    And I have wavy hair that curls and straightens easily. I have pretty easy going hair!

  19. Swati says:

    I have straight hair that likes to do whatever it wants instead of falling flat ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Mary W says:

    Good luck with baby girl! I am blessed/cursed with tight curls. I’ve found the longer it is, the looser the curl so it’s almost waist length when wet.

  21. Erin says:

    Best wishes to you for an easy delivery and a healthy baby! <3 The Carli Bybel palette is a fave right now and I love Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay for high end brands (but I secretly love them all. lol).

  22. Tiffany says:

    My current favorite palette is still (still!) the Naked3 palette. It’s perfect for my coloring!

  23. nlm8 says:

    Good luck with everything, Karen! Would love to plant a lemon tree one day. Fresh lemons for homemade beauty masks ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Lindsey says:

    Haha I actually made pizza crust from scratch for the first time last week! It didn’t work too well. I’ve always had bad luck with yeast ๐Ÿ™ But it still got eaten!

  25. Laura says:

    Your GIF is adorable! I have wavy hair.

  26. Brittany says:

    It’s really exciting to have followed your pregnancy journey now that your little girl will be making her big debut super soon! My fingers, and toes, are crossed that everything will go smoothly with the delivery!

    Onto the question, the only time I have planted a tree was for school beautification purposes. Both instances have occurred around Earth day too.

  27. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I love making pizza dough from scratch! It always seems to taste better and then you can make it how you like your pizza crust to be!

  28. Katrina says:

    My hair is wavy. My current plans are to find the best product to keep it in it’s best natural state – so it’s easier for me to do on a daily basis.

  29. Maria says:

    I have wavy hair that never stays curly or straight :(. I tried dry brushing today after reading your post on it and I love it!

  30. Stephanie Barrett says:

    love making pizza from scratch!

  31. Sydney Fleekop says:

    I am way to lazy and bad of a cook to make pizza dough from scratch!

  32. Gemma says:

    Sending you so much luck with the birth! So excited to hear the news! I have one of the weird trolls with a sequin belly from the 90’s as my luck token – yes I am sad! xx

  33. Jen says:

    I am getting silly excited over the new Chanel nail polish formulation, especially since it sounds like the wear time is fantastic! Which is silly because my new job doesn’t allow any nail polish to be worn at work…. :’-(

    I’ll just have to live vicariously through swatches. They give me joy.

  34. Gina M says:

    I love urban decay naked foundation!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  35. Teresa Luong says:

    I always love your gifs! My hair is straight.

  36. irem akpinar says:

    My hair is curly and its super hard to tamee!! Sometimes i am hanging around like a lion with a huge mane -.-

  37. Shelly says:

    My hair is naturally straight but I still blow dry so it doesn’t look all wavy and weird :/

  38. Lydia B. says:

    I have naturally wavy/curly hair, but it is currently in a weird wavy/frizzy state. Like it definitely woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

  39. Lydia says:

    My current favorite pallete is the Naked 3! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Dareece says:

    You’re so close! I’m due with number 2 (a little sister for my princess) at the beginning of June and I’m remembering those last weeks before birth; filled with anxiety and anticipation. Rest up and enjoy meeting your little sweetie very soon!

    I have definitely become a MAC gal but I did have to deviate to Make Up Forever for foundation due to a lack of a perfect match. I’m praying MAC comes out with a shade for me in Pro Longwear (something between NC45 and NC50 please) because it’s a better foundation than MUFE Mat Velvet for my super oily face. In the meantime, I will have patience.

    My fave item right now is my MAC lipstick in Fast Play. It is a perfect nude shade for me and is almost an exact match for my natural lip color. That along with Chestnut lip liner and clear lipglass makes for my perfect everyday lip look!

  41. Christina says:

    I’ve never planted a tree, but I would love to someday!

  42. Liz says:

    My husband makes pizza dough from scratch and also the most delicious breads.

  43. Ashleigh says:

    Woo! Go momma Karen, you can do it.
    My favorite palette right now is probably the Becca ombre rouges, I’ve been getting a lot of use out of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Tatiana says:

    You are so beautiful in the GIF. Our first house had a huge ancient gingko tree in the backyard. Even though it was a female tree and had stinky fruit drop from it every year, I loved it’s golden glory in the fall. Every house we’ve lived in since then, we’ve planted a gingko tree somewhere on the property.

  45. Raeanne says:

    I am so excited and happy for you! Praying for an easy delivery and quick recovery for all involved… Come on, Baby Girl!!!!

  46. Ellen says:

    So excited for you!!

  47. Amy Z. says:

    Wishing you and baby easy delivery and good health!

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    I always make pizza crust from scratch.

  49. Rebecca says:

    Well aren’t you the cutest pregnant lady!! Best wishes ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rebecca recently posted … flashback friday: shattered mint

  50. Maria Therese says:

    My favourite pallettes are the Too faced Semisweet and original Chocolate bar palette, that’s my go to for travelling, but I only bring one of them. Have an urge to try a Nars pallette but no one ship Nars to Norway.

  51. Kris says:

    Hi Karen. You look great girl! I’ve made pizza crust once or twice but I especially like to make homemade spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs from scratch. It’s my favorite meal to prepare, serve, and eat ๐Ÿ˜Š

  52. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    lazy day omg@!

  53. Amy says:

    From-scratch pizza dough is the best!

  54. Allison says:

    That gif made me do a double take, lol. <3 So I have to have a colonoscopy on Monday (I have Crohn's disease). It's my second… so I already know how horrible tomorrow is gonna be. But I think I'll take a small train case of goodies with me to the hospital, so I can at least try to look pretty! I've got two hours between arrival time and procedure time, so I might as well have some fun with it ๐Ÿ˜€

  55. Maren says:

    I tried to plant a number of trees way back when; don’t know if any of ’em “took.” I think my fave high-end makeup line might be Illamasqua– just from the looks of it, though. Haven’t had the pleasure of owning anything from them yet.
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  56. Erin says:

    Have you ever planted a tree?

    I have!

    Do you have a good luck token or charm?

    Nope, my luck is so bad it’s comical!

    Whatโ€™s your current favorite palette?

    Um, I’m going to say ones I don’t have!

    Have you ever made pizza crust from scratch?

    Yup! Wolfgang Puck has a great recipe for this.

    Favorite high-end makeup brand?

    Hard to say but NARS or Chanel.

    Whatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy?

    Wavy!h
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  57. Tisha says:

    Hmmm… You know what, I’ve never planted a tree but I’ve always wanted to. Hopefully I will, soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Lulubelle says:

    You must be so beyond excited and impatient for your baby’s arrival! My current favorite high end brand is Hourglass. Or maybe BECCA ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Lisa E says:

    My favorite palette right now is the Morphe 35O palette. MUFE is one of my favorite high end makeup lines. Good Luck on the baby coming soon!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  60. Coline T. says:

    My current favorite palette is from Chanel “les 4 ombres” ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Yuliia says:

    We used to go with my school to a park and plant trees each may ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Tiffanie says:

    I hope you have Baby Girl soon! Those last few days are so rough.

  63. Laurinha says:

    I love pizza and make my own pizza dough from scratch!

  64. Abby says:

    My current favorite palette is so random! I dug it out from my endless collection of eyeshadows and have been using it everyday since! It is the Kay Von D Tattoo Chronicles – Volume 1 palette! It has the perfect colors for spring and everyday! So good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Raquel says:

    I have a straight black hair, favorite high end brand is Chanel. Ecited to see your little bundle of joy:)

  66. Dominique says:

    My favorite palettes are the anastasia beverly hills glow palettes I can’t get enough๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

  67. Susan h hwang says:

    You look adorable! Can’t wait to see your baby. Dior is my fave

  68. Kait says:

    Wishing you a safe delivery! you’re going to be a great mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Ambritt says:

    I’ve been using the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon palette a lot lately. I’m trying to go back to some of my older palettes that have been neglected. It’s like getting new eyeshadow!

  70. Allison says:

    Naturally curly hair – although I like to straighten it too!

  71. BJW says:

    Never planted a tree, but I have made pizza crust.

  72. Maria says:

    My current favorite palette is….HRM. Probably the Lorac Mega Pro 2!

  73. Isabella says:

    If I make pizza at home the crust and sauce is always made from scratch.

  74. Gemma says:

    Best of luck to you, Karen! Your adventure is about to begin. What a cool mama your baby will have!

  75. susan smoaks says:

    i love everything makeup, it is so much fun to play around with.

  76. Maria says:

    You are going to love being a mother….best job in the world

  77. Makyla says:

    I have made pizza dough from scratch, but I think I remember it being a little too thick and doughy because I got impatient with the rolling and called it a day way too soon haha. Best wishes for you, Hubs, baby girl, and Tabs!!

  78. Pauline says:

    Hoping baby girl will be here on the weekend

  79. Nika says:

    You look so good, Karen! Hoping for a safe and quick delivery!

  80. Jean says:

    I just spent $54 on makeup and $9 on a brush set today! And I’m trying to save money. Help me out? ๐Ÿ˜€

  81. latanya says:

    I have curly hair

  82. Kathy says:

    You look adorable! My current favorite palette is the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly

  83. Lyse Davitt says:

    You look gorgeous, pregnancy suits you.

  84. jeanie says:

    I’m so excited to see baby girl! straight hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Jen. says:

    I hope baby girl is on the way (or has already made her appearance)!

  86. Linda says:

    Hi Karen, Good luck! Actually we planted 2 trees one year for National Arbor Day, but my husband mowed them over by accident, Whoops!!

  87. Lynn T. says:

    I have straight wavy hair. it’s just a messy really, i have to straighten it everyday to get it smooth. do recommend any good products for straightening hair? right now i’m using the Instyler, it’s quicker than a flat iron. And I sometimes use heat protectant/ straightening balm in my hair. I;m trying to wash my hair every other day, so I stay away from putting things in my hair.

  88. Kecia S. says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is NARS, followed closely by Tom Ford & Armani.

  89. Remi says:

    GOOD LUCK WITH THE IMPENDING OFFSPRING!

  90. Michele DiCola says:

    I have curly hair, I learned to make pizza dough from my husband ‘s grandmother, my favorite palette is from Chanel, I planted a fig tree because I love figs !
    Michele

  91. Mary W says:

    I plant trees frequently. I am a Master Gardener, rancher and farmer and gardening is in my genes. Before anyone plants a tree, check with your local Agricultural Extension Agency for tips to ensure success.

  92. Lisa says:

    I love to make pizza dough, it’s so easy. We planted 2 apple trees last year.

  93. judyo says:

    my favorite high end makeup/skincare brand that is on my wish list? charlotte tilbury

    thanks for this chance, and good luck. your adventure begins

  94. Carol says:

    My hair is straight ๐Ÿ™‚ kisses

  95. jules m. says:

    i used to make pizza from scratch a lot during the summer, the secret was the flour but i couldnt find it anywhere local so i had to order it. Double OO flour I believe it was, from italy. ๐Ÿ™‚ we had a pizza party one time and everyone got to make their own, it was fun and delicious. i had fresh basil, mozzarella balls, and homemade sauce along with meat and veggie toppings. they were delicious!

  96. Pamela says:

    Can’t wait to “meet” Baby Girl! Just go with the flow during delivery. Things may not go as planned (I had two C-sections) but you will have a healthy baby. She is going to be a lucky baby to have you for a mom! Make sure you have some help lined up for those first few weeks (food, laundry, naps for you, etc).

  97. Marta says:

    You are adorable ! Cant wait to see your baby !

  98. Tracy Robertson says:

    Hi Karen, OMG, we will be reading about your baby girl any time now. You look great! I planted an apple tree in my parents backyard when I was a kid. It took off great and got to be about 15 feet tall! Unfortunately it got too big to manage in their tiny backyard and they had to take it down about 10 years ago.

  99. Lulu says:

    I am a huge Chanel fan! Their foundation, lipsticks, blushes are just amazing!
    Kisses to the baby girl!)

  100. Debora Covasa says:

    I can and did pizza crust from scrach, I have a great receipe from my mom.
    My favourite brand is MAC of course.
    I love wavy hair.

  101. Marija Jevtic says:

    You look wonderful…
    Never planted a tree!

  102. Anastassia says:

    My hair is straight and a bit wavy.

  103. Michelle says:

    I have a lucky ring

  104. Kathy T says:

    My hair is naturally straight!

  105. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Deb says:

    My favorite palette is the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics and my hair is naturally wavy ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Deanna says:

    My hair is wavy.

  108. Aurelie Red says:

    OMG can’t wait to see your baby girl !
    (and my hair is straight, like my mum โ™ฅ)

  109. Paulina Rios says:

    You look Beautiful in the photo!! My favorite High end makeup brand is Urban Decay! Love it!

  110. Tina says:

    Children are a blessing! Enjoy!

  111. Adia Harris says:

    I have made pizza from scratch!

  112. Jacque says:

    My current favorite pallette is a z palette that I made with all of my Too faced Christmas shadows and my bare minerals foundation ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Andrea says:

    My favourite high end makeup brand is currently NARS
    My hair is wavy, but I usually straighten it!

    Have fun this weekend!

  114. Aviva says:

    I don’t have a favourite high end makeup brand, because I don’t buy that much yet!

  115. Rhoda K says:

    Wishing you all the best for baby’s arrival.x

  116. Illy Junus says:

    My favorite makeup brand is Josie Maran, and i have a straight hair

  117. Erin Ortiz says:

    Good luck to you mama!

    I have wavy hair but it decides whatever it wants to be that day. Most of the time the waves don’t form or half is straight so I pretty much never wear it wavy.

  118. Alix says:

    My favorite high-end makeup brand is NARS.

  119. Leya says:

    Haha, I used to make pizzas all the time until the kids came along. Now, there’s just no time for luxuries like that. Or, maybe I’ve just become lazy ๐Ÿ˜›

  120. Rachel says:

    I hope BG arrives soon. I went 11, 14, & 13 days over with mine so I don’t trust the doctor when they say it could be “anytime now”.

  121. Anissa says:

    my current favorite palettes are the stila in the light palette and the chocolate palette. xx

  122. Icequeen81 says:

    My hair is naturally wavy

    I don’t have any palletes. But I am waiting for one that I hope eventually will arrive on our island. La girl Brick nudes

  123. Charlotte Bifulco says:

    Hi there! You are so pretty in purple! Enjoy this exciting time in your life! My good luck charm is my crazy, adorable hairless cat Cornelius!!!! ๐Ÿ’œ

  124. Dawn says:

    My favorite palette lately is the chocolate Bon Bon palette !

  125. Nicole says:

    My hair is wavy. It was horribly stickstraight as a child. Thank goodness that is over!

  126. Tara Woods says:

    I have straight hair that curls or waves if it comes in contact with any kind of moisture. It drives me crazy.

  127. Kelvene says:

    My current favorite palettes are the makeup revolution salted caramel, naked chocolate and the I HEART Chocolate.

    I wish you a healthy delivery!!

  128. Oli says:

    My favorite high-end brand is YSL.

  129. Susan C. says:

    Karen, you look gorgeous!

    I am so looking forward to meeting your sweet baby girl.

    My hair is now wavy, but when I was younger it was stick straight. That led to the dreaded ’80s perm, which I was only deluded enough to try once, thank goodness!

    I planted a peach tree (the picture of the fruit it could supposedly yield was drool-worthy), but when I divorced my ex-husband got the house, including the yard and said tree. I’m really hoping it fails to yield anything. Is that mean?

  130. Katie says:

    That gif DOES make me think of the magic photos in Harry Potter!! How cool because I LOVE HP. I have been obsessed with the Gwen Stefani palettes lately. I have fair skin and they’re like magic on me–and the packaging makes me weirdly happy. Sending good thoughts your way (and to baby girl) for the birth day!

  131. Jennifer Pham says:

    Never planted a tree – but did make a pizza. Not necessarily from scratch (we already had store-bought pizza crust). Not bad!

  132. Terri says:

    I’ve been really liking the Naked on the Run palette – it’s a great all-in-one. While I wish the bronzer were just a tad darker, overall, everything in it works for me.

  133. Rachel R. says:

    *Waving back*

    My favorite palette is the Urban Decay Urban Spectrum. Other current favorites are Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons, Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow and blush palettes, and the Morphe Picasso Palette.

  134. Laurie says:

    I thought of you yesterday when I went out to get the new Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint! I hope that baby girl shows up soon, happy and healthy!

  135. I’ve never made bread or pizza crust from scratch, but now that I’m divorced and home alone most nights, I might try making bread from scratch. My mom gave me a 5-minute no-knead recipe. Lol, like I need more carbs in my life!

  136. Trude says:

    I’ve been using the heck out of the Tartelette Tease, such a pretty little palette! So excited for you, almost-mama! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  137. Nataya says:

    Hallo Karen, hope it’s going well for you and the baby. I have originally curly hair and when I am in Europe it becomes straight! Don’t know why.

  138. Susan P. says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is Borghese. It is highly pigmented and all their products are high quality.

  139. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen,

    Sending my love and prayers to you. You look so radiant and beautiful on the gif and I know you are excited to see baby girls face.

    Miracles, blessings, love and light. <3

  140. Justine says:

    I have wavy hair that can really go anyway it wants! Lol

  141. Sara says:

    Eeeeeee I’m so excited! I’ll be thinking of you all weekend:)

  142. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite palette at the moment is the Lorac Mega Palette 2…I cannot get enough of it!

  143. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, thinking of you as you prepare for the birth of baby girl! Cant wait to hear her name. Will you be doing a mini birth story or anything? I dont really have a favorite right now but I have been using my Gwen Stefani eye and blush palettes a lot, mostly because they are new and I am just experimenting with what kind of looks I can come up with.

  144. Michelle ComesLast says:

    Love the video! You and Baby Girl are adorable! I have made homemade pizza. It is much better than buying take out! Craftsy.com (I take some of their classes online) has a free class for making pizza at home. You don’t have to buy anything to take it, and the gentleman who teaches it is an expert bread baker. They have it free as an intro, so pizza for everyone! I would rather spend the money selectively on Dior or Chanel.

  145. Irene says:

    For a Christmas tree, my bf bought me a potted cypress plant. I planted it outside after Christmas, but I think it is dying because it is turning brown and crispy. It’s been getting water several times weekly so I’m not sure why ๐Ÿ™

  146. Deretta says:

    I have a great recipe for pizza dough that you make in the food processor! Hair – curly, but have worn it straight for years, transitioning back to curls.

  147. Jennifer says:

    I’m so excited for you and your husband. Just like you two, we all can’t wait!!
    We’ve planted dogwood trees at both our current and former houses.

  148. Maddie says:

    I’m all about pizza, especially made from scratch. I’m so excited for you to finally meet your baby girl! I’m sure you’ll be a wonderful mother. I can’t wait to see pictures of BG in all the cute outfits.

  149. Lindsay says:

    my good luck charm is a lighter my friend decorated for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. AmyBS says:

    I carry a lucky beach rock with me, I picked it up on a special day and it reminds me that anything is possible! Best wishes for happy healthy mom and baby

  151. luz says:

    hi my name is lucy i always watch your videos about cosmetics.loveit you are around my age look amaysing .love mac and bennefit.

  152. Nathalia says:

    Ooohn, good luck with baby girl, Karen!
    My current favorite palette has to be Tartelette In Bloom. Been using it non stop lately!

  153. daniella says:

    Favorite palette is Naked 3. Good luck, how exciting!!

  154. Quimerula says:

    Chanel, Chanel, Chanel.

  155. Emily says:

    I have made pizza crust before… allergy friendly since my son has multiple, life-threatening food allergies. We love it!

  156. Mel. B. says:

    My new fave eye palette is: Tease by Tarte. It is so good!
    Maybe you will have your Baby girl on Monday, Feb. 29th (leap year). That would be so cool. Good luck Karen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. Kelsey Gardiyash says:

    My favourite high end make up brand is probably Too-Faced! I love their bronzers, blushes and eye shadows! I also love their melted lip sticks. And they are cruelty-free! ๐Ÿ™‚

  158. Maria says:

    She’ll be here soon enough! Best wishes to you and the little angel. <3

  159. Alona Y says:

    My current favorite palette is between the Vice 4 and the Lorac Pro, still figuring out new looks from both! You look beautiful by the way, congrats!

  160. ADONNA says:

    Love Mac cosmetics. You look so pretty.

  161. Tracy says:

    Bobbi Brown/ Nars

  162. Laura says:

    I have wavy hair. I really wish it was either straight or curly though.

  163. Susan Christy says:

    My hair is straight as can be.

  164. Heather G says:

    I’ve been loving my Becca Ombre Rouge palette lately. Super easy but always looks lovely.

  165. Karleena says:

    I’ve never really thought of my favorite high end makeup brand, but I have been loooooving Tarte lately!!

  166. Sara says:

    My hair is stick straight and refuses to be anything other than straight for more than a few hours (curling my hair is a pointless cause!).

  167. Rachel says:

    Yes, I make pizza dough from scratch every week for my boyfriend and I! I love making dough of any kind, it’s like therapy for me.

  168. Emily says:

    I like the Naked3 palette. Rose gold is a good color for me! I like homemade pizza but usually do the French bread pizza or bagel pizza or something.

  169. Quinn says:

    oh boy, my hair is suuper suuper curly! It looks great in photos, I love it!

  170. Janetta says:

    Fav high end brand, CHANEL hands down!

  171. Gaby says:

    I’ve never planted a tree! But I did once try to plant some beans for a science project and they ended up disintegrating and never growing into anything….

    My favorite palette currently is… anything dark and broody. I’ve been really into vampy lips lately, but sometimes I feel like I can’t pull them off :/

  172. Anna T. says:

    My hair is wavy and frizzy! ๐Ÿ™

  173. Beth says:

    My doctor finally gave up & said the baby would come when it was ready (this was after the third guess didn’t work. It was also 44yrs ago & no ultra sound). Turns out the baby will come after you forget what it’s like to Not be pregnant.

  174. Karen says:

    I have planted many trees in my yard and I love each one!

  175. Tania G says:

    Best of luck to you! This is such an exciting time, enjoy every minute ๐Ÿ™‚
    My hair is super curly, I wish I had straight or wavy. Can’t do much with my curly hair.

  176. Tracey Kaste says:

    I can’t wait to see your baby!

  177. Bonnye says:

    My favorite high end brand is Chanel.

  178. Sakura says:

    Karen, you are super cute! My doggie and I are sending you best of luck! I don’t have a good luck charm, but today a cashier said “Here’s your receipt and here’s your lucky penny.”

  179. Jessie C. says:

    I have straight hair.

  180. Jen C says:

    All the best for the labor, Karen!

  181. Gina B. says:

    Wow what a weekend. I’m so anticipant for you Karen!!! It would be very hard to say what favorite high-end product but I think it’s Chanel…..!!!

  182. Hollie says:

    My favorite makeup palette right now is the Visart neutrals and dark mattes. I caught them on sale a few months ago and I am obsessed!!! My hair is polka straight. I cannot get it to hold a curl for the life of me. I’ve tried everything. I just keep it short and funky, this way my life is made so much easier!!

  183. Bitts says:

    My hair is straight when it’s shorter, but it gets wavy as it gets longer, since the “repeat” is really long. At the “bra-band” length, it’s long loose sausages, but any shorter than that, you’d never know the curls were there!

  184. mrsshukra says:

    Have not planted a tree!

  185. Lori says:

    My favorite palette(s) at the moment, are the various Morphe palettes I have been picking up.

  186. Sharene says:

    Have not planted a tree before!

  187. Jori says:

    I planted a tree in my parents’ backyard when I was in first grade – and the power company just insisted on cutting it down! Perhaps the placement wasn’t great…

  188. Jay says:

    My current fave makeup brand is Nars ๐Ÿ™‚ i just bought the lip pencil in Lodhi after reading your review! So thanks for that.

  189. Georgia says:

    Who care about the poll? I’m rooting for you and BG! but if you insist!
    โ€ขFavorite high-end makeup brand? – NARS (or La Mer)
    โ€ขWhatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy? wavy

  190. Krystle says:

    Straight haired girl here!

  191. Cathy says:

    My favorite makeup brands are probably Tarte and Bare Minerals. My second favorite is probably Benefit because of their blushes. I’ve never made pizza crust but it’s because I live in Chicago where they have the best pizza in the world ;))).

  192. Sarah Duehr says:

    The only high-end makeup I’ve bought is benefit’s BB cream. I did love it enough to repurchase it, despite the high-ish price.

  193. Sylvia says:

    We use to make a whole wheat pizza at home when I was a kid. I have wavy hair, but only in the last year have I really realized it’s wavy potential.

  194. Joan Holmes says:

    I started using Roden & Fields line and love it!

  195. Annie says:

    My hair is stick straight until it hits my shoulders, where it tends to flare out–it’s so stubborn! I have to really plan it out if i want it wavy LOL

  196. Denay says:

    My 5th grade class and I plant trees for Arbor Day every year.

  197. Bertha says:

    My hair is the straightest straight that ever straighted.

  198. Sarah Sq. says:

    I’ve got curly hair! I used to hate it when I was younger, but now I’m very happy with it ๐Ÿ˜€

  199. I have made pizza crust from scratch before! Hope your little one comes soon!

  200. Oliver says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand would have to be Koh Gen Do

  201. Maddie says:

    My good luck charm is a ladybug, it’s so important to me that I had a ladybug tattooed on my hip so I always have good luck!

  202. TrippyPixie says:

    My hair used to be pretty curly, but now it’s wavy.

  203. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen you look so beautiful, you wear your pregnancy well. You have been in my thoughts and I can’t believe that you are still posting contests. I expect to hear that you’ve had that baby girl very soon! My favorite palette of late has been my Naked Basics 2 palette that I was gifted for Christmas. It was a real surprise and I am loving it. My favorite high end brand is probably my YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick. I love the texture and smell of those, so pricey but so yummy. Take Care.

  204. Aarti says:

    Curly hair for this gal! I used to hate it when I was a teen because it was a frizzy, tangled mess. However, I know know how to take care of it and now absolutely love my frizz-free spiral curls!

  205. Donna W. says:

    On another topic, I won tickets through People Magazine to the bleacher seats on the red carpet for the Oscars on February 28. I am so excited. We have to arrive at 8:30 a.m. They feed us 3 meals. After the red carpet entrance, we go into the El Capitan Theater across the street and watch the awards ceremony. We also get a swag bag. This prize package they valued at $1,000. This should be quite an experience!

  206. Natasha says:

    I’ve been having fun playing with all the awesome colors in my Jem and the holograms palette!

  207. BlackAsphodel says:

    Whatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy? Straight & I like it that way. Sometimes I wish it had gentle waves.

  208. Allison says:

    My hair is a disappointing blend of straight and ‘curly’, where ‘curly’ means that random sections curl away from my head like they’re trying to escape and/or make me look like an idiot. I am very good friends with my flat iron.

  209. Lupe says:

    You look so cute! My hair was curly when I was little, but now it’s just wavy. I miss curly hair. ):
    Lupe recently posted … Colourpop Eyeshadow Collection

  210. Cindy says:

    Curly hair don’t care! LOL! Straight hair just doesn’t suit me . . .

  211. Kim says:

    You look so adorable! I have celiac so I’m stuck making homemade pizza dough, the store stuff is not so good! It’s actually fun making it from scratch though!

  212. Denise S says:

    My hair is wavy. In the winter it’s okay but in the summer it’s so frizzy from the humidity that I spend way too much time trying to tame it.

  213. Olivia M says:

    My favorite palette is definitely KVD’s Mi Vida Loca Remix Palette!

  214. Jennifer says:

    I have an amazing pizza dough recipe–totally easy, no-knead, it doesn’t stick, it’s delicious and can be used to make thick or thin crust.
    Lookin’ good mamacita!

  215. Katie says:

    I hope BG vacates soon! I am so excited for you!

  216. Cori Westphal says:

    I always make my own pizza crust! It’s literally 4 ingredients and it’s so much better than store bought!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

  217. Mardi says:

    Hi Karen, and hi BG ๐Ÿ™‚

  218. Alice says:

    I don’t have a favorite pallet yet. I have some that I like but I’m still looking for my FAV pallet.
    Good luck and have a safe delivery.

  219. Deb says:

    Here’s hoping for a quick, safe delivery for you and BG.

    I’m not sure of my favorite overall line but my favorite, latest high end purchases are a couple of the Kat Von D shadows.

  220. Savannah says:

    I think I’m going to try one of those Chanel nail polishes. I’m not big on polish (can’t wear it where I work) but I like nice quality ones for my toes or for when I have a day off to do my nails. I really liked this Dior nail glow polish, but I actually used it all up haha. I’m excited for you and baby girls arrival! Lots of love <3

  221. Sandy Pincombe says:

    Years ago I never appreciated my soft wavy hair and always tried to straighten it. Now I just go with it and am trying to limit the blow dryer and curling/flat irons I use. Here’s hoping that as I type this you have delivered “Swwet pea”๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ

  222. Margaret says:

    Can’t wait to see that new baby!

  223. ruth says:

    I have planted two trees! My hair is somewhat wavy somewhat curly somewhat straight frizz and there is no hope to make it a consistent shape ever.

  224. Loris Ayoub says:

    Hello Karen. Good luck my dear. I have make pizza crust from scratch. I love making dough! The best!

  225. Susan T. says:

    I am ridiculously excited to meet B.G.! You are so freakin’ adorable! I’m more of a cat lover myself but babies are cute too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I make pizza crust from scratch all the time. I use a bread maker with a pizza dough setting so it’s super easy.

  226. Clare O'Brien says:

    I have straight hair

  227. Judy says:

    Currently binge watching Law and Order SVU on Netflix… Can’t help but notice that Det. Benson has the nicest jackets… trench coats, blazers, wool wrap coats, all classics and looks amazing on her!

  228. Becky says:

    Oh goodness Karen, not long to go now!! Exciting! I have long, thick, very curly hair which has a mind of its own. I’m in Madagascar for another 4 months, the humidity is unreal-you know the episode of friends where Monica’s on holiday and her hair goes crazy? That. All the time!

  229. Gita says:

    Favorite makeup brand Urban Decay. Congrats on baby! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  230. Nicole says:

    I used to want for my hair to be curly.. But for the past years, I’ve been embracing the straightness of it and I love it!
    Nicole recently posted … Playing Dress Up (ft. Kayla)

  231. Kristen says:

    My hair is wavy, but sometimes I put gel in it to make it curly.

  232. Sheri Holzel says:

    You look adorable pregnant. Good luck with the baby!

  233. Christiana M says:

    My favorite pallet is the MAC Nordstrom faves— with the best sellers in it? crazy because I have several of the shades as individual pots– (Satin Taupe, Woodwinked, Amber Lights) but I seem to use them a lot mroe now that I have the palette–
    PS Hope you are well!!

  234. Laura says:

    Ooh Karen, I hope BG makes her long-awaited appearance soon!

    To hit some of the questions: Yes, I’ve planted a tree. I don’t have a good luck token. My current favorite palette is my MAC 15 pan custom palette in light neutrals (I know, that’s almost cheating). I’ve never made pizza crust from scratch. I’m totally a Chanel girl, and my hair is straight. PHEW!
    Laura recently posted … NARS Nouvelle Vogue Spring 2016 Collection

  235. Tilly says:

    My favorite high-end brand is definitely Too Faced.

  236. Vivian Yang says:

    My hair is straight but I’ve been curling my hair lately. And I think my favorite high end make up brand is Urban Decay because of their Naked Palette. I just love the colors and how easy they blend.

  237. michelle says:

    My favorite brand is by far Urban Decay. Almost everything I use is UD. Foundation, eye shadow and liner, mascara, lipstick, etc. I try other brands but UD formulations just work for me and I love their colors!

  238. Sanam says:

    My hair is naturally wavy!

  239. Jessica says:

    Have you ever planted a tree? Yes! A few trees! I have apple, lemon and a lime tree in my yard.
    Do you have a good luck token or charm? I did as a child, but not currently
    Whatโ€™s your current favorite palette? Lorac Mega Pro 2
    Have you ever made pizza crust from scratch? Yup!
    Favorite high-end makeup brand? NARS
    Whatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy? Straight, a very stubborn straight! I try to make it wavy

  240. Diane says:

    Yes to both having planted a tree and made pizza dough from scratch.

  241. Sanam says:

    My hair is wavy!

  242. CL says:

    I used to have a lilac tree in a pot. I’ve planted lots of roses and shrubs, but never a tree in the ground.

  243. Casey Gilley says:

    My current favorite palette is the original chocolate bar palette <3

  244. Cassandra says:

    My favourite palette by far is definitely the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I have the other Urban Decay Naked palettes but I find myself going back to the basics one all the time!!

  245. julie b edelstein says:

    I just got the lorac pro 2 palette as a gift and i am in love. It’s so pigmented and stays so nicely with primer. I was having issues with the naked 1 but this is a whole new world. I think I just prefer softer shadows.

  246. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I have wavy hair !

  247. ann b says:

    wavy hair here!

  248. Danyel says:

    Because of your MAC flamingos park post on YouTube, I bought just about all of the collection. My favorite color is Have Your Cake lipstick.

    As a side note, my current obsession is all things too faced…who can resist the cute packaging let alone the great products!

    Congrats on baby girl!

  249. Wanda S says:

    While I’ve never made a pizza from scratch, it is something that I would like to do. It would be something fun to do with my son as well as he’s recently taken an interest in cooking. He baked an amazing caramel apple pie during the holidays. He’s 13! lol He loves everything Nerf… My husband loves everything cast iron… And I love makeup. I wish I could say that I have one favorite, but it’s a tight race between Too Faced and Urban Decay. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you and your little one all the best!!

  250. Maria Palma says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve read your blog. Just stopping by to see what you’ve been up to…and wow! Congrats on the soon-to-be bundle of joy ๐Ÿ™‚

  251. Kara says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is Nars. I love the colors and endless varieties of blushes and eyeshadows!

  252. Brian says:

    Yes I have planted a tree before! I was in a gardening club back in junior high.

  253. Lennae says:

    Wowza, this is amazing!!!! Good luck, I hope all goes well with the birth! You look beautiful!

    P.S: I have straight hair.

    Lennae xxx

    http://www.lennaesworld.com
    Lennae recently posted … Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls

  254. laura says:

    Hey Karen! I have never planted a tree myself but my grandpa planted one for me when I was born.
    My favorite high end brand is MAC although I don’t always agree with their choices in terms of trends. They have been following more than creating them lately.

  255. MelodyJ says:

    I have never made pizza crust from scratch. But making homemade pizza is on my to do list.

  256. Thea says:

    I have my lucky token. It’s a purple rock that my friend gave it to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  257. Jennifer Alcantara says:

    Hey girl. Believe it or not, before I buy the latest makeup, I check out how it suits you because we have the same skintone. I’m Filipina and if it looks good on you, 100% I will look good on it too! Luv Yah! Thanks for your blog.

  258. Jacquie says:

    I love Delilah products – fantastic British brand. Illuminator is amazing, but so in demand its out of stock and the matt bronzer is the best ever…. try Delilah.

  259. Anastasia T. says:

    My current favorite palette is Naked Basics 2

  260. Amy says:

    I never planted trees… Seeds yes but the seedlings never last… Boo Hoo hoo

  261. Cel says:

    My hair’s wavy, and recently my LDR boyfriend has made me realized that (relatively) fanceh shampoo makes a huuuugee difference. I still can’t think of buying anything else but Head and Shoulders but he left me his coconut scented one that reminds me of him that I’m probably gonna save for special occasions or when I miss him really bad.

  262. Clarissa Song says:

    Hi Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you and baby are doing well. My current favourite palette has got to be Smashbox’s For 25 Years Our Lips Have Been Sealed! It possesses a series of shades and comes into matte and semi matte finishes and the color payoff is gorgeous. My favourite high end brand has got to be NARS, its lipsticks and blushes are beautiful. Hope you have a great week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  263. Miyoko says:

    Love the pregnant gif of you waving! We try to plant a new fruit tree every year in the yard. Last year we did Asian pear. Still haven’t decided for this year.

  264. Tori says:

    I always make my pizza from scratch!

  265. Birgit L. says:

    My hair is wavy though depending on humidity it can get curly too.

  266. Inspersia says:

    I have planted a number of trees, including native and fruit trees.

  267. hanaaisabanaa says:

    I have short wavy-straightish hair!

  268. Kirsten says:

    Have you ever planted a tree? Not myself, but I’ve donated to have one planted.

    Do you have a good luck token or charm? No. Maybe that’s my problem, lol!

    Whatโ€™s your current favorite palette? Zoeva Rose Golden. So pretty.

    Have you ever made pizza crust from scratch? Yes. It’s just like bread dough.

    Favorite high-end makeup brand? I’m not really a high-end person. Although I’d like to try some Tom Ford and CHarlotte Tilbury eye shadows and there’s a specific Dior compact I keep lusting after.

    Whatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy? Wavy, although it’s more on the frizzy side.

  269. samia haddad says:

    my hair is straight and fuzzy?

  270. Paula Samuels-Zijlstra says:

    I have planted plenty of fruit trees in our back yard. El hubby has to dig the holes though. Everytime I want to plant something, he gets this long suffering look on his face๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  271. Brenda says:

    It’s 6: am p am and I am traveling back home to Miami from Pittsburgh

  272. anjum noori says:

    I hv wavy hair ๐Ÿ™‚

  273. Rayna M says:

    My favorite palette is Urban Decay Naked3 palette. I just love it.

  274. Nikolina says:

    Do you have a good luck token or charm? Yes, a lucky coin in my wallet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  275. Julie Murphy says:

    I have made pizza crust from scratch

  276. JB says:

    My hair is straight !

  277. Lola says:

    I have been in love with my Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye palette! It is the perfect matte eyeshadow palette for me. There is a great range of warm, cool, and neutral.

  278. Leora says:

    I’ve been following you for so many years now!!! And now you will be a new mama congrats beautiful!!!

  279. tree says:

    You are adorable in the video. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s see…i’ve planted lots of trees. We planted a ‘placenta’ tree when my daughter was born. We planted several other fruit trees this year.
    i almost always make my pizza from scratch, using my home canned pizza sauce and fresh garden veggies when they are in season.
    i rarely wear makeup, but have reached that age where i think a little might be nice. Thanks for the chance!
    tree recently posted … Back to Dolls Again.

  280. lissa crane says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is definitely Estee Lauder! I love their Goddess Bronzer and their Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer! They look great and last all day!

  281. Dawn Monroe says:

    My favorite hair is any kind but mine. My hair looked amazing in the 80’s but now it’s frizz with a mind of its own. I haven’t had a good hair day in years ๐Ÿ™‚

  282. Marta G. says:

    You look gorg, Karen! Wishing you a safe delivery. xoxo

  283. Armella says:

    Some of my newest makeup obsessions have been caused by you. I’m always up for trying new trends/brands, so I go out and grab as much as I can of what you post about. Thanks for giving my makeup bag a good variety!

  284. Bridget says:

    Have you ever planted a tree?
    You know, i actually don’t think I have. Time to add that to the bucket list.

    Do you have a good luck token or charm?
    My friend and I have long said that the turtle is our token and we buy each other turtle tchotchkes whenever either of us goes on a trip. Seriously, this has been going on for like 10 years.
    Whatโ€™s your current favorite palette?
    I’ve been using Naked On the Run a lot lately. I think because it’s kind of a workhorse palette. Very practical.
    Have you ever made pizza crust from scratch?
    Yes! Like once a month, at least in the winter.
    Favorite high-end makeup brand?
    MAC
    Whatโ€™s your hair: curly, straight or wavy?
    wavy-ish

  285. Cristina Lazar says:

    Good luck for your next important chapter in your life

  286. Annmarie W. says:

    I am hoping that perhaps this was your weekend…and your beautiful baby has joined your family now! Sending you thoughts of much happiness & bliss (and being able to get some sleep over the coming months!)

  287. Lisa Foster says:

    My hair is just wavy enough to look messy. I don’t ever just let it air dry, but fortunately it’s fine and dries really quickly with a blow dryer.

    Good luck with BG, I’ll be looking for news from you.

  288. Amber says:

    MAC is my fave high end makeup brand x

  289. Lynn says:

    I have planted a tree! I love trees, so for my 18th b-day, my friends bought me a tree and we planted it. Best gift ever.

    P.S. That picture of you is adorable!

  290. India says:

    Whoa I wasn’t expecting for that photo to move! Definitely scared me a little at first, but that tech would be great for photographing color shifts!

  291. Helen says:

    I have actually planted trees. It was for earth day one year.

  292. lisa kay says:

    Love this Video!! Your Adorable!

  293. Daria says:

    I have never planted a tree ๐Ÿ™‚

  294. Nina says:

    Never planted a tree before. But I have supported charitable causes that do !

  295. Jo Ricker says:

    I have made my own pizza crust. I have planted a tree. I don’t have a good luck charm. When it comes to makeup I don’t have a favorite brand and prefer earthy colors while my two oldest girls prefer vibrant colors. My hair is straight. This is an awesome giveaway and thank so for chance to win.

  296. Laura J says:

    Oh we have planted a tree before! My grandmother used to have a lake cabin and had these baby pine trees coming up. She gave my son and I one when he was little. We planted in our backyard and have watched it grow over the years! Every year we put a few Christmas lights on it and take a picture of him by it for our Christmas cards that year! Beautiful memories!

  297. Veronica Lee says:

    You are so adorable! I have straight hair.

  298. Diana Hatch says:

    Such a fun giveaway! Looking forward to spring!

  299. Liberty says:

    As a student my first job was planting trees every weekend. I then would watch for the tree planting season and take advantage of planting trees to make extra money.

  300. karen says:

    I have wavy hair that I try to make straight everyday and I have never planted a tree.

  301. Maliha Amin says:

    My late grandfather had gifted my late grandmother a gold, necklace when they got married. It has a guardian angel on it. And before Nanu (my grandmother) passed away, she gifted it to me. I was only seven years old at the time, but whenever I wear that necklace, all I can think of is her beautiful smile. May she rest in peace. ๐Ÿ™‚

  302. megan tilley says:

    My hair is wavy and frizzy, I just throw it up in a pony tail now or my little girl will try to pull it.

  303. Maria Christina Benitez says:

    I have straight hair and my favorite brand of make up are Mac and Sephora.

  304. janetfaye says:

    I collect good luck charms. My favorite is a small stuffed green bear. I also like anything with a shamrock on it.

  305. tammy says:

    I would like to win this gc to give to my sister for birthday

  306. Melanie says:

    My favorite high end makeup is Dior lipsticks!

  307. Didem says:

    I really like the Naked Palettes from Urban Decay.

  308. Heather L says:

    My favorite high end brand is NARS – I have had excellent results with every one of their products I’ve tried! My favorites are the Audacious lipsticks and dual intensity shadows and blushes. My favorite palette right now is using the Viseart Dark Mattes and Editorial Brights palettes in tandem. Don’t let the uninspiring packaging (which is why I waited so long to try them) fool you! Just got the Natasha Denona palettes though, so I may change my current favorite…!

  309. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    I not a big makeup wearer. If I do use, IT makeup is what I use.

  310. Joanna G says:

    I do make pizza dough by hand. There is nothing like it!!

  311. Lena says:

    I’ve planted an oak tree when I was a kid

  312. Alicee says:

    I’ve really been loving the Anastasia Self-Made Palette and using a few shades for my crease from Naked Smoky.

  313. Annie says:

    Hey Karen! Happy Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

    My current favorite palette is Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette. It is just stunning. Great neutrals, great fall colors, great fun spring/summer colors. It is so versatile and fun! I think it’s great for any skin color. Favorite high end makeup brand?? Now that’s a toughie…I don’t know if I’ve really experienced or delved into the world of super high end makeup, but if I had to choose, I’d probably say YSL. I own only one of their eye shadow palettes but it is definitely one of my all time favs!

    Thanks Karen!

  314. rachel says:

    my current favorite palette is the Urban Decay Get Baked Eye Kit. It was a “summer” kit but I love the gold shades with a bold eyeliner and red lip.

  315. Chris says:

    My hair is wavy if air-dried, and straight if a blow dryer is used. You look amazing!

  316. Rayshawn says:

    I have Curly hair

  317. Wehaf says:

    I have wavy hair, bordering on curly, and right now I need a haircut!

  318. Donna L says:

    I have made pizza with a pre-made crust.

  319. Ren says:

    My hair’s pretty wavy. In high school I was so jealous of all the girls with stick-straight hair and spent so much time with the flat iron hoping to achieve the same look. After years of disappointment and frustration (like spending an hour on my hair only to walk outside and have it frizz up and become instantly wavy again), I finally came to love my hair type. I realized that I almost have the best of both wordsโ€”I can straighten my hair if I want to (depending on the weather, of course), but also add curls that will hold. I think most girls go through a hair-envy stage, but at the end of the day, you gotta learn to love what you have!

  320. Chelsea says:

    I’ve definitely planted trees! We used to do it with my dad every year, they live in the middle of the woods.

  321. Lisa Jagodzinski says:

    I have planted a couple trees in my days! I love sephora makeup it is by far the best makeup store around! My hair looks pretty much the same as high school except a lil shorter and now I have to dye it because gray hairs

  322. Hillary says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is Chanel with YSL at a close second. I love and wear Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and Le Volume mascara. But I really love YSL for their lip products and packaging – so pretty!! ๐Ÿ˜

  323. Mars says:

    I bet you are sooo over being pregnant right now!!! I remember those times… I wish you the best delivery! It is always such an incredible moment!
    We moved to our first house about a year ago, and planted an apple tree. It doesn’t have any fruits yet, and probably won’t for a while, but I wanted our kids to see it grow, the same way they’ll grow in this house.
    Oh, and although I’m Asian, I have wavy/curly/voluminous/never look the same hair!!! I don’t know how or where it comes from! It’s a pain to style, and I’ve struggled with it my whole life. Now I straighten it so it’s more manageable.

  324. Joyce says:

    I have planted a tree and am looking forward to doing it again ๐Ÿ™‚

  325. Leah says:

    My family and I used to plant trees every year when I was a kid. At their house, we still have fruit trees including plums, apples, and pears and we harvest them yearly. Hope your final stretch of the pregnancy is going well! Congrats on baby girl!

  326. Jessica says:

    Oooh! Can’t wait to hear an update!! So exciting!!! Can’t wait to see pictures!!
    My fave right now is the new too-faced heart chocolate palette! It smells soooooo sooo good!!!

  327. Ondina says:

    My hair is straight with the very slightest wave at the ends due to my cut.

  328. em says:

    my hair is straight. i’ve tried curly and wavy before and they were both not good ideas

  329. Sarah W says:

    Good luck, Karen! and I used to make pizza crust from scratch all the time, but I’ve been lazy lately…I have a crispy recipe and a more traditional chewy recipe

  330. Kalli Melis says:

    I’ve made pizza crust from scratch many times, it’s a bit time-consuming but so worth it in the end.

  331. deanna says:

    My favorite pizza topping is pepperoni. I can eat pizza for any meal of the day. Yum!

  332. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My hair is curly and I am always straightening it when all my friends suggest I leave it curly, but it is such a chore dealing with my frizzies.

  333. Andrea Woodard says:

    I grew up in New York City, I believe New York makes the best pizza. I believe that any state you are in, you can always find at least one pizza place that makes a great NY PIZZA.

  334. Chrissy R. says:

    So excited for your new baby! My little peanut was 12 days overdue despite a lot of walking and spicy food! Wishing you a very smooth labor and delivery and she will be here before you know it!

  335. Chris25 says:

    Aw, that gif is adorable! Here’s hoping that BG has arrived by the next time we hear from you. <3
    Chris25 recently posted … Sinful Colors Show Stopping Nail Polish

  336. Sara munIz says:

    Wishing you a “Fabulous” delivery many wishes to you and your newborn ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  337. Audrey says:

    Loving the Too Faced Bon Bons palette and so excited that your baby girl is coming soon…or already here!๐Ÿ˜Š

  338. Dawn says:

    You look adorably pregnant Karen!

    I will forever love UD Naked Basics.

  339. Jennifer Red says:

    making pizza from scratch is always a fun dinner night in our house as we all get what we want and theres just something special about making your own

  340. Peggy Johnson says:

    I have made pizza crust from scratch several times before I got it really tasty…practice make perfect

  341. Lisa Jagodzinski says:

    My hair is straight- but I love sephoras products and this is a great giveaway

  342. Evalena P. says:

    My favorite brand brand is Urban Decay. I’m obsessed with all of their pallets! Plus they don’t test on animals so that’s a plus. (:

  343. I have made pizza crust from scratch and it was amazing!!

  344. Amalee says:

    Can’t wait for the arrival of baby girl!!

  345. Rosemary says:

    My hair is curly in a crazy way, just like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite high-end brand is Tom Ford. I want so many things, but my bank account says no. I do have some lipsticks and eye shadow palettes that I adore.

    Have a great week!

  346. Leah says:

    Have you tried Ilia lipstick? They are so buttery and last a long time!

  347. Lisa C says:

    Love the gif of you in front of Sephora! You ARE about to pop lol My 1st one’s due date was Dec 24th, she came two days later. My last one was May 19th and she came two weeks later!! I hope you don’t have to wait that long!

  348. Amie F says:

    My hair is mostly wavy but also curly in some spots.

  349. Amy Z. says:

    I’ve never made pizza crust from scratch but I would love to! I’ve been reading so many homemade pizza recipes lately that sound absolutely delicious.

  350. Jennifer says:

    My hair is so straight, it will never hold a curl!

  351. Zenรฉ says:

    I would love to win! I’m in such a makeup rut!

  352. kiwikiwidragon says:

    Karen,

    Hope all is good with you! good luck!

  353. susan says:

    My hair is straight as straight can be!

  354. Kate K says:

    I’ve got straight hair and am currently enjoying the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. Good luck!

  355. claire says:

    I love palettes from Bh cosmetic.s

  356. Melly says:

    I have made pizza crust from scratch, and it was magnificent! It’s just a cup of flour and a cup of Greek yogurt, and a little salt. So simple!

  357. Jenny S says:

    We planted a tree at my elementary school in 3rd grade. I got a chance to dig and made it into the newspaper! I’d love to plant an apple tree in our yard.

  358. chickie brewer says:

    I used to make pizza from scratch when my kids were small.. I thought it was good, but my grown up daughter is always making fun of my big crust..

  359. aarone mawdsley says:

    my hair is wavy

  360. heather w says:

    My hair naturally has a slight wave to it. I can blow dry it straight easily, or scrunch it for beach waves. I’ve been told by hairdressers that I have thin hair, but a lot of it.

  361. Lemonberry says:

    I just got one of those cards that has seeds in it and I am super excited to plant it in the spring!

    Thanks for running such an awesome blog Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  362. Angie Smith says:

    The only thing I can focus on is how adorable you are in your little gif! Thanks for the giveaway!

  363. elizabeth miller says:

    I absolutely love Sephora. Even shopping there is just relaxing. My hair is very curly and wavy and thick naturally so it is either scrunched or blown out.

  364. Susan says:

    Urban Decay’s Gwen Stefani blush palette

  365. Jocelyn says:

    My favorite high end brand is probably Illamasqua. Good luck at your Dr appointment!

  366. Cui says:

    My Favorite high end brand is Tom Fords. Can not wait to meet the little one soon! So excited for you!

  367. Monica says:

    I’ve made pizza crust from scratch before and it was pretty good! I could never make a perfect circle though so I end up poking and prodding it into a semi-squarish shape with uneven thickness. Good if you enjoy crust, not so good if you are a thin-crust person. I love baking bread in general but it’s very time consuming so I only do it two or three times a year.

  368. Nicole says:

    Today is a friend’s due-date as well, and no baby yet from her! Hope your little one arrives soon!

  369. Jamie says:

    I’m definitely more into the mid range brands of makeup, the high end ones don’t have the bright colors that I like.

  370. Mylinda says:

    I have never planted a tree. At least not anything that will ever grow into a tree. With the exception of bean or mongo sprouts planted for classroom activities as a child, the only thing I ever remember planting is a “mayana” cutting that my grandmother helped me plant. If you know what a mayana is, I think it doesn’t become a tree. And anything else I’ve ever tried to buy when I moved to the US simply didn’t make it past the cold winters in PA. I try mostly herbs or tiny potted flowers. I had a basil plant that lasted almost half a year! But like everything else, it didn’t survive beyond winter. But a tree, no.

    I can’t to see your baby pictures! If you’ll be sharing, that is. Congratulations on your new arrival!

  371. Pam H. says:

    I have curly hair. I like it because it has personality.

  372. Kimm says:

    Fingers crossed you are pregnant anymore and baby girl is here! Post pics!!!
    I have planted a tree. Sadly, it was in 6th grade for a boy in my class that was hit by a car and killed.
    On a happier note… Good luck! Baby dust!!!

  373. arijana birston says:

    right now i’m really into natural look. i have the smashbox and urban decay naked 3 pallettes but want to try out the tarte

  374. Tiffany says:

    The new tarte collection is gorgeous!

  375. Maria says:

    Happy Leap Day Karen! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  376. shanna says:

    My hair is down and straight ๐Ÿ˜‰

  377. Laura says:

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  378. BooBooNinja says:

    We used to make pizza regularly. Note to self: make pizza soon.

  379. Maryna says:

    All the best!!!Ilove all Sephora cosmetics!!!!

  380. Birdiebee says:

    I love to cook and have made pizza dough from scratch several times. I try to cook fairly healthy for my family to avoid so many of the food additives.

  381. Katie says:

    I’ve got stick-straight hair, my good luck charm is a hand carved wooden heart that I got at a monastery when I was on my honeymoon in France ๐Ÿ™‚ and I’m really digging IT Cosmetics recently.

  382. Jess says:

    I am loving the UD Gwen palette I adore it!

  383. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve been really loving the UD Naked Basics 2 palette lately!

  384. Daniela Plume says:

    I like: travel, singing, photography, cooking, reading, skating, walking, small furry animals, whales, gardening, movies and winning. ๐Ÿ™‚

  385. kathy agate says:

    Though I don’t have a Sephora nearby, it is well worth the trip!

  386. Natalie says:

    My hair is wavy ,thank you for the chance

  387. Karla Fdz says:

    My hair is pretty much straight, I’ve been using the Rosarco oil sold in sephora and since then my hair has been more hydrated.

  388. Nadine S says:

    I make pizza crusts from scratch all the time as its so much cheaper and more delicious and healthy.

  389. Cynthia says:

    I love my family!!!

  390. Julie Waldron says:

    My new favorite makeup product is Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow. I absolutely love it and want to get more colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  391. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I always try to enter these!
    When we first moved into our house a decade ago,
    With my mom my brother helped plant a pear, orange, fig tree.
    I joined in for planting a lemon plant
    It no longer exists ๐Ÿ™ Our soil was too hard but maynee the lemons from that tree were SO SWEET ๐Ÿ™‚

  392. Tracy says:

    My hair is straight but it does have a slight wave to it if it dries naturally. Thanks for the contest!

  393. Shelby says:

    I jumped right on the UD x Gwen bandwagon, and I’ve been using that palette almost every day.

    I don’t have a lucky charm, but I do wish you best of luck and a happy and safe delivery of BG! Lots of love!

  394. wina says:

    i’ve always wanted to try something from guerlain
    wina recently posted … I Spy A Shimmer Cube Dupe?

  395. Christine says:

    Good luck, Karen! BG is taking her sweet time! And poor Tabs! ๐Ÿ™

    I know many don’t like visiting hot and humid vacation spots because of bad hair days; I gotta say, my beach hair is ON FLEEK, tho. The hot and humid (+ ocean) is great for my hair, unbelievably! If I had known, I woulda stopped fighting my coarse thick horse tail stuff and moved to hot & humid sooner. lol…

    *sigh* my favorite palette was MAC’s Fabulous Felines in “Burmese.”

  396. Alyssa says:

    Can’t wait until Baby Girl comes! Personally, my go to pallet is the OG Chocolate bar pallet! Perfect colorful and neutral colors and it’s also a sentimental gift since my boyfriend got it for me for my birthday last year.

  397. Ashley M says:

    Hiii! I love Sephora & always get my Kat von D foundation there ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the shot!!

  398. Ria says:

    I have wavy hair and I love urban decay naked foundation!

  399. Kat says:

    Wavy hair. You are glowing!

  400. Mel says:

    I’ve always told my hairdresser that my hair is bisexual! LOL. Wavy sometimes, straight sometimes it can’t make up its mind!

  401. wen budro says:

    I have planted a tree before. I used to buy living Christmas trees and then plant them outside after the holidays.

  402. Michelle says:

    Favorite high end make up is shiseido and hour glass (the primer is amazing!)

  403. Kiki says:

    Looking good with the baby bump girl! Have a safe delivery ๐Ÿ˜˜

  404. Jonirae says:

    Hii ๐Ÿ˜Š You’re so adorable, and really getting close, too! Make sure you give some extra love to tabs, he might have a wave of jealousy rushing over him soon!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    So I was actually just thinking of this today: my favorite high end brand has to be Chanel, mostly because their lipsticks wear like a DREAM for me! The rouge coco’s are my favorite, and two of them are at the top of my favs list, and have been for awhile. They wear so beautifully, comfortable and natural (meaning not overtly makeup-looking), and they last all day! I don’t have a lot of other stuff from their beauty line because unfortunately my eyes are too big for my wallet! Same with Tom Ford, I have on lipstick of his and it’s lovely, but everything else is out of my range… including his gorgeous eyeshadow quads… I want honeymoon so badly! (and that answers your palette question! ๐Ÿ˜Š)

  405. Veronika Lugo says:

    I have planted a tree, when I was little, a cherry. I made a pizza crust from scratch, it was a disaster. I don’t have a favorite brand, I’m almost 40, but just getting into the make up, a friend of mine is helping :),
    Wishing you a safe labor and healthy baby

  406. Jonirae says:

    Oh!! I almost forgot… I sort of accidentally fell into a testing spree of Dior skincare yesterday… and then fell completely head over heels in love with their dreamskin. Until I found out how much it costs per ounce. ouch. Time to start saving! ๐Ÿ˜

  407. Aury says:

    My hair is naturally wavy!!

  408. Amanda P says:

    My hair is slightly wavy but I always straighten it! I am loving Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks right now! Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  409. brenda disimone says:

    Right now i am using a dark spot corrector called jouve and it works wonders !

  410. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Every year I plant 3 or 4 new trees around my yard. I get a discount on them through my electric company. Many of then even live.

  411. Natasha says:

    Just turned 25 with a quarter life crisis at the moment. I don’t like when people don’t take me seriously but I also hate feeling oldddddd. Like wow, suddenly I am not part of those cool kids anymore. The horrifying moment when I realized I am /supposedly/ an adult now. But heck, I still can’t handle things properly sometimes and need to find an older adult, someone who has been successfully adulting, an adultier(?) adult, to take care of the mess I made. I didn’t know it would be this terrifying? I need Peterpan to take me to the Neverland…ha ha ha. ๐Ÿ™ *cries a bucket of tears*

  412. Tracey E. says:

    Best wishes, Karen. Thoughts are with you and your husband (and Tabs!) as you get set to welcome your beautiful girl.

    My fave high end makeup brand is Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury with a growing love for Chanel and Tom Ford.

  413. Isabel V says:

    You looks absolutely adorable in that little video! Glad to see that you and Baby Girl are already going on some Sephora shopping trips. She’s going to be a pro in no time!

    As for my favorite high-end makeup brands, I think it’s a tie between theBalm (I’m addicted to their blushes) and Kat Von D for her lippies. I would totally love to plant a tree, by the way! That is going on my list of life goals.

  414. Jasmine R says:

    I have made homemade pizza crust, I so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  415. Grace says:

    YAASSS Leo got his #Oscar.. thanks for contest and best wishes to you and your BG! Very curious on what name you choose!

  416. Melissa says:

    You look so cute Karen! I hope you have a smooth and easy delivery. Don’t worry, after you hold baby girl in your arms, you won’t remember the bad stuff.

  417. Emily L says:

    My hair is wavy, but I’ve always been envious of people with straight hair!

  418. Melissa says:

    So excited to meet baby girl! My hair is straight, but with a slight wave at the ends.

  419. Lesley says:

    I have planted a tree, and made pizza dough from scratch (it’s not hard) – any my hair is curly, with a mind of its own.

  420. Deniz says:

    You look lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the baby arrived and is in good health!

  421. Chelsea AManda says:

    i love wearing my hair curly or wavy! <3

  422. Toan tran says:

    I’ve made pizza twice last year. While it wasn’t perfect it was fun. Hope to get better each time. Love pizza!

  423. Stacey says:

    My hair is a sad mix of all three, it’s curly and wavy and straight all in one shot, and not in a glorious way.

  424. Charlotte says:

    I am so excited for you! Ive been watching your youtube videos and enjoying them a lot, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  425. Amanda says:

    My hair is mostly straight…most of the time. Any updates on baby? It’s so exciting!

  426. Aenea says:

    I’ve never made a pizza from scratch.

  427. NFJ says:

    My fave palette right now is one that I don’t think they are selling anywhere on the planet! I got it in a special offer from a mega-discount makeup site and have to admit just liked the pretty leopard spot case it’s in.
    The eye shadows have turned out the be some of the best I’ve ever used. The palette is called The BIG CAT Eye Palette by Famous By Sue Moxley Cosmetics. I was able to get the Zebra complete palette at the same time but I tried to find more later and found out the company is is not making makeup anymore (some lip gloss I guess). Sue Moxley is a TV presenter in the UK so I doubt you’ll find her things in the US but she does have a website with makeup brushes and tips. It was a silly purchase (for the cases alone) but they turned out to be dreams come true!

  428. Lauren says:

    You are so flipping cute! I love how you’re ready to pop and you look immaculate!!

    I planted a tree when I was a kid in my parents back yard. Every day I looked to see if the tree was there, and I gave up when it never grew. These days, my tree has grown to an apple tree, and I still get scolded in the summer how the squirrels ruin my Dad’s lawn by leaving apples everywhere!

    It’s leap year day…is BG coming tody?!?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  429. Astrild says:

    Cannot wait for the Baby Girl!!!

    Right now my most used palette is the UD Naked 2. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite, but surprisingly, I tend to gravitate to that one all the time I wear eyeshadow.

    I die for NARS makeup. I don’t know if it’s considered a high-end makeup brand or mid-range but for me it’s definetely high-end.

  430. Emily says:

    Heya Karen,

    I actually found this giveaway after reading your latest post by Tabs – I absolutely love his little anicdotes! I’ve recently adopting a cat myself, tabby but with white paws, called Murphy…….well he was originally called Mala but then surprised me by actually being a little boy!

    I’m sure our little fur babies would get on very well, although I think Mr Tabs is more managerial whereas Murphy is a little bit of a poser!

    I’ve watched your bump grow for a few months now and I am so excited for you, Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Much love, all the way from a very rainy United Kingdon <3
    Emily xxxxx

  431. Stephanie Hartman says:

    I have naturally wavy, frizzy hair. I can’t let it air dry it looks a hot mess if I do and I always have to use a curling iron or straightener to style.

  432. Kim says:

    Sending you good vibes! I hope all is well and you’re feeling as comfortable as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚

  433. Fran says:

    Karen, I hope that BG has arrived happily by the time I’m writing this!

    I haven’t bought a lot of makeup from luxury brands. But I love my Tom Ford lipsticks. They’re beautiful, comfortable, and easy to apply and touch up. I like the Lips & Boys size, because I have so many different colors of lipstick that it’s hard to use one up!

    Of “mid-range” brands, Make Up For Ever is my favorite for color cosmetics — just adore their Artist Shadows/blushes (which I also use for contour), and their lipsticks are great except for the fragrance. Which is why I can’t wear their foundations. IT Cosmetics is my favorite for base products and concealers; Hourglass is my favorite for powders, love their blushes, too.

    My hair was poker-straight, lank and do-nothing until I was in my 40s; then it became very slightly wavy, which means I can do a bit more with it, but have to contend with frizziness — it tries to turn itself into a giant puffball.

    I haven’t made pizza crust from scratch, but my son does. He make The. Best. Pizza. Ever.

  434. Gail says:

    My favorite pizza dough is from Smitten Kitchen – love her blog – as much as yours – i make the Lazy Pizza dough – the best ever

  435. EMG says:

    Greetings from the Phils, I hope all is well with the baby and Tabs!

    My favorite palette at the moment is Makeup Revolution’s Blush Palette. Budget, but nicely pigmented. I’m currently using the Golden Sugar and Sugar and Spice ones.

    I have straight, baby-fine hair and would love to own a Tom Ford lipstick someday. Reasons? The line has stunning lip colors and because I have a huge crush on TF (haha).

  436. kellly says:

    I’ve planted some trees but never have made pizza crust from scratch and doubt I ever will. Anything that requires flour flying all over is too much for me. Flour in a cup and then in a bowl is ok, but not on my countertops!
    My hair is straight-straight-straight with little in the way of body (sigh).
    And that’s all I can remember of the questions.
    GOOD LUCK with the upcoming baby girl whenever she decides to make her grand entrance!!

  437. Lorraine says:

    wavy hair. good luck to you- I am really excited for you and can’t wait to hear some good news soon.

  438. yelena says:

    wishing you a smooth and safe delivery Karen!

  439. Natalie says:

    I make a wonderful homemade veggie pizza! I love the rising crust and I load it with all sorts of veggies!

  440. Lea H says:

    Lovely video – you are so beautiful! โ˜บ๏ธ

    I have planted one little tree in my life – and it was a plumtree.
    I always make pizza crust from scratch, i think it tastes the best ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have curly hair, some days more than others!

    Wishing you good luck with the baby girl whenever she arrives.

  441. Jae says:

    I over did it for my son’s 9th birthday over the weekend and have been plagued with migraines. ๐Ÿ™ We recently bought this pizza maker from Williams Sonoma and it’s been a game changer in our house. Homemade pizza is THE best!

  442. Lisa Holm says:

    My favourite high end makeup brand must be Nars or Lorac โค๏ธ

    Good luck to you!

  443. Claire Fitzgerald says:

    My hair is wavy and I love Urban Decay and Lancome!

  444. Cherie says:

    Wishing you and BG well!

    Cheers!
    Cherie

  445. Meg says:

    Wishing you a safe delivery and happy and healthy baby.
    My favorite palette these days is the gwen stefani eyeshadow palette.

  446. Stephanie Z. says:

    My good luck charm is a $2 bill that my dad gave me. He believes that it’s so I am never without money and for me it’s more of a little piece of him that I can carry around with me wherever I go.

  447. Amber says:

    My favorite high end brand lately has been Hourglass!

  448. Angela P. says:

    Hi. I love coming and answering these questions.. I bet you are great with icebreakers at a party! My favorite makeup brand lately is Too Faced. I’m addicted to their palettes. My hair is wavy. BTW..You look fabulous. I wish you and your new addition all the best. <3

  449. Barbara B says:

    I have a $1 bill that I was given by a family friend as a teenager that is scribbled on with orange marker. iI is all frayed at the edges but I carry it around for thew same reason Stephanie Z. carries her $2 bill!
    Excited for your family!

  450. Pamela Haddad says:

    Hope labor is quick and as painless as possible! You look adorable! Wishing you all the best!! And thanks for the chance to win a trip to Sephora!!

  451. Whitney L. says:

    I am loving urban decay naked basics 2. It is just so lovely and easy to tote around!

  452. marlena says:

    My favorite high-end brand at the moment is Surratt!

  453. ashley says:

    I am loving the MAC-nificent me palette — I love the mix of warm and cool tones and different finishes, and have found my new go-to shade to bring out the green in my hazel eyes (“sable”).

  454. Jessica S says:

    I have never planted a tree that I can remember but I work for a winery and we got to plant vines two years ago in a new vineyard that we bought which was really cool!

  455. Lisa says:

    my hair is wavy, and you’d think i’d know how to tame it by now, but i don’t!

    my favorite palette right now is the tartelette palette – the original. it’s not new, but it’s new to me, and i’m loving that i can use any colors in it (or even, like, five of ’em) and still have a totally work-appropriate look. yay for mattes!

  456. Monika says:

    OMG Karen, you’re so cute in that Harry Potter style moving photo! I mostly came here to comment on how wonderful you look, but I’ll enter the giveaway, too. I have naturally curly hair that I wear both curly and straight mostly depending on the season since getting a blowout to last is way easier in the cold, dry winter rather than the warm, humid summer in MA =P

  457. Prachi says:

    Hey Karen,

    Love your blog (I’m sure everyone tells you that). Honestly, its perfect mix of information and fun…and some cool pics!
    Good luck for your big day ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am planning to get a urban decay – Naked pallet so I guess that’s my favorite even before using it!
    And I love baking pizza from scratch…so many things to do with crust and of course toppings ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ooh and I did just moved to SLC from India but if I have to move again I will move to Cairns (Blue Waters :-*)

    Good luck with blog n baby!
    Stay blessed.

    Prachi

  458. Lana says:

    Karen, I’m so excited for you to meet your baby girl!

  459. Trillina Palemi says:

    My favorite makeup brand is Urban Decay

  460. annalisa says:

    my hair is curly, curly, curly!

  461. Kim says:

    Congratulations! I just discovered your site, so a little late to the party. Good luck with baby girl! I have 3 boys and I’ll tell you time flies. Everyone says it, but its absolutely true. Make time to do things that make memories. When they’re tiny they forget so easily. Biggest make up challenge? Finding the right color lipstick.

  462. Jordan says:

    I’m still loving the Too Faced Bon Bons palette.

  463. Nadia says:

    My hair is wavy and I planted a tree when I visited maxico.
    Nadia recently posted … Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

  464. Andrea Darst says:

    My hair is painfully straight and thick! Like, it won’t hold a curl for long, which severely limits what I’m able to do with it. Best of luck with BG!!

  465. Yao says:

    My favorite high end makeup brand is Chanel, even though I only own a lipstick from them.

    Hope the baby comes soon!

  466. Irene says:

    My hair is terribly curly which I hate…

  467. Stacy Z says:

    Too Faced Original Chocolate Palette is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

  468. Paula says:

    You look so cute!! I love making homemade pizza and it starts with a great crust and yes I do make my own. Lately we have been obsessed with a homemade deep dish pizza pepperoni, homemade sausage, peppers, and onions! I have made it once a week for the last 3 weeks!! Totally Obsessed!

  469. estie says:

    good luck at the hospital! mm, i haven’t made pizza crust before but have been craving homemade pizza.

  470. Clemence says:

    Haven’t planted a tree before, but one day in the future for sure!

  471. Deanna says:

    I just bought the Tarte Energy Noir palette & love it! But top palette is still my Laura Mercier Eye Artist palette (which your original swatches convinced me to buy last year when I googled swatches!)

  472. Annalee says:

    I’m loving Make Up For Ever! The eyeshadows and the plexi gloss!

  473. Efrain says:

    I’ve planted many trees when I went to a reforestation day!
    Efrain recently posted … Review: Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion

  474. Kuz says:

    In the Canadian city I’m from, all first graders plant a tree on Earth Day. Mine was a little pine tree and it’s still growing strong in my parents’ backyard.

  475. Tosha H says:

    My hair is wavy, curly and straight all at the same time, and a major PITA lol

    As far as eyeshadow palettes go my favorite would be the Sleek Arabian Nights, it’s really stunning and unique

  476. tracy k says:

    i love having wavy hair but i feel it’s too damaging

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