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OK, best Thanksgiving dish this year — what was it? I’m gonna have to go with the turkey, even though I’m usually all about the sides, which were also delish, but this year the turkey was fab. (Props to the Nugget market in Novato! You guys are rad!).


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I really needed not having to hit the road and being able to just spend time (eating) and relaxing here at home.

My brother made it up from the city and spent the night, which was nice. My parents and El Hub’s were out of town, so it was just us kids, and we don’t get to see each other that often. You know how it is… Everyone’s so busy doing their own thing.

We didn’t do much, really, other than eat. A TON. πŸ™‚ We did make it to a late afternoon movie after all of us awoke from our food comas. We went to see Creed, the new Rocky boxing one with Michael B. Jordan?

We joked about going to see a boxing movie on Thanksgiving, but it was great. I’m really starting to appreciate the athleticism and skill involved in boxing.

The movie wasn’t cheesy at all like the zillion Rocky sequels that came out in the ’80s and ’90s (remember the one with Mr. T?), but it still ties into the legacy. Apollo Creed was Rocky’s adversary/friend in the original movies, and Michael B. Jordan plays his son. The Rocky character is his boxing trainer…and there’s a lot more stuff that goes on. Highly recommended, especially if you liked Rocky.

I didn’t really do any fun Black Friday shopping. The only thing I got was a daybed for when family visits after Baby Girl is born. I found one on sale at Sears. So, yup… Gotta be all practical and sh*t now. LOL!

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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:

    • Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales?
    • How do you feel about onions?
    • How was Thanksgiving?
    • Who wears the pants in your family?
    • Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work?
    • How has your skin been lately?
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  1. Sienna says:

    Sounds like your Thanksgiving was peaceful and fun, perfect! I’m hoping to see Creed this week!

  2. Tiffanie says:

    The turkey turned out fantastic for us this year too!

  3. Alex says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for opening this up internationally! I love your blog and I am always wondering – does it ever feel like ‘work’ if you do something you love?
    Looking forward to being introduced to your ‘mini me’ πŸ™‚

  4. Joan says:

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I didn’t do too much Black Friday shopping but a little bit online. I might see what’s still available today. At home – my mom rules the roost. No one can stand up to her hehe.

  5. Nicole says:

    STUFFING! My goodness, I wait all year for it πŸ™‚

  6. Laura says:

    Thanksgiving was wonderful!! Loved the family time. I did all my Black Friday shopping in my PJs from the couch. πŸ™‚

  7. Laurinha says:

    I love onions!! In all dishes! Ok, not in desserts, and not raw – in salads…

  8. Raeanne says:

    My skin has been lovely lately, if not a little dry due to the cold weather here in Michigan. That said, my under-eye bags are off the charts! Could be dehydration / fatigue / genetics… No idea! Thank goodness for concealer.

  9. PeabodyJen says:

    My mom’s sweet potato casserole is the highlight of Thanksgiving. Everything else is just gives us a reason to eat the sweet potatoes. πŸ˜† And I can’t wait to see Creed!!

  10. Marta Sousa says:

    My skin has been playing me lately, some spots have decided to come around and stay on my jaw line!!! πŸ™

  11. Tiffany says:

    Today is the Ohio State Michigan game and I’m so excited! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. ☺️

  12. Alexandra Kritzman says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    My favorite dish this year – and every year – is the stuffing. I DEFINITELY did some makeup shopping this weekend (and probably will continue to). I feel as though brands have really put their best sales forward this year.

  13. Alix says:

    My brother made sausage-and-cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving and it was the BOMB!

  14. TrippyPixie says:

    I went to Barnes & Noble early yesterday morning to buy a Christmas gift. I had a really good coupon and am super busy the rest of this weekend, so Black Friday was the only time to go! The store wasn’t crowded at all (maybe 30 people max) and everyone in there was very calm.

  15. Christina says:

    I’ve never gone out shopping on Black Friday!

  16. Dawn says:

    I won’t go out shopping on Black Friday but I have no problem shopping online on Black Friday.

    • Heather L says:

      I did most of it online this year and actually missed the excitement and energy of the mall on Black Friday. Didn’t miss the pushing and shoving though! I refuse to pay for shipping so I went to Ulta in person because they ship free but not to PO Boxes where I prefer to have my packages shipped. I’ve never had Ulta as my first stop on Thanksgiving night before so I got in on everything I was hoping to pick up which was nice. But I agree with you that in most cases online is better. Especially Victoria’s Secret – the selection is so much better online.

  17. Monika Giaro-Kemp says:

    Hi Karen,

    I stopped by Bloomingdales on Black Friday to get few Chanel items but left empty-handed. The lines were just too much to handle with a 9month old baby in tow. I’ll just order what I want on-line!

  18. Darie McMackin says:

    Love your blog!!! It’s really fun and never boring so I liked on FB, and subscribed on You Tube to make sure I never miss anything!! LOL!!! My doggie Paulie Mango had a great Thanksgiving after I got home from having dinner with the family because he was finally able to cuddle with mommy, and watch all the Thanksgiving video’s on You Tube πŸ™‚

  19. Bay says:

    That movie looks so good! I love you and your blog so much <3 I didn't go out on Black Friday because I was still in a bit of a food coma but I took advantage of Sephora's $10 gift sets and free deluxe sample set, and the Tarte 25% off the entire website, AND Ulta's $20 3-piece Tarte set. So, I spent too much basically πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving!

  20. Jamie says:

    The only Black Friday sale I got was the MAC 25% off, I’m still super surprised that the greediest company ever actually had a sale, lol.

    • Heather L says:

      Wow what a great deal! I wish I’d known about that! I’m surprised too – just ordered from them a couple of weeks ago assuming they wouldn’t have a sale!

  21. Nicole says:

    Actually I handle my makeup really well I’m kinda the resident guru at work, I give free makeup advice to all lol its kinda fun (:

  22. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I got on a Black Friday deal from the comfort of my couch haha!

  23. Jennifer Pham says:

    Onions are generally only okay for me when it’s been cooked beyond recognition, or fried into onion rings! I also like onion-flavored chips and such. I don’t like them raw. So how do I feel about them? Depends.

  24. Sarah says:

    Best Thanksgiving dish this year was my grandma’s cranberry sauce.. drool…

  25. Agata says:

    I made Polish cheesecake, which turned out to be a huge hit. There was only one piece left!
    Agata recently posted … Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.20: What’s your most memorable beauty mishap?

  26. JackieC says:

    I hoped on a few black Friday sales like the $10 deals at Sephora and a few online deals from my favorite hair care company Oyin Handmade.

  27. Marilyn says:

    I did jump on one Black Friday deal. 70% off a subscription to Myyogaworks.com with the code yoga70. I think you can still use it for a few more days.

  28. Noelle says:

    Thanksgiving was awesome! We split between three families so it was a lot of traveling but it was a blast.

  29. prilink says:

    I wish there was a sephora in argentina…

  30. Becky says:

    I’m in the UK so no thanksgiving for me πŸ™ I had a lot of North American friends on my course at uni so we used to have Canadian and US thanksgiving every year! I miss it!

    • Lauren says:

      I am in the EXACT same situation as you!! I’m American, lived in Canada the past 3 years, and just moved to London a month and a half ago…so it was my 1st year of my life without a Thanksgiving. You’ll get many more N. American friends to celebrate with next year!

  31. Icequeen81 says:

    Love onions

    my skin hasn’t been behaving lately bummer. I Guess i need to drink more water .

  32. Jana says:

    Today is my birthday πŸ’πŸΌ

  33. Lauren says:

    I’m so happy you saw your brother! We have a daybed for guests as well…I’m on it right now!!

    I just ordered a pair of vince camuto boots online, and shipped them to my parents house in the states. Now that I’m on the UK, shopping is SO expensive!

  34. Alison says:

    Hey Karen! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This was our first cooking everything ourselves. Although we had a few mishaps (chicken and pies needed to be cooked longer) we did great! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  35. gabis says:

    I jumped on a few Black Friday deals. Sephora was the most prominent of all xD

  36. Erin says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales?


    How do you feel about onions?

    I love them! Is there anything better than perfect French Onion Soup?

    How was Thanksgiving?

    Boring but tasty.

    Who wears the pants in your family?

    Pants are a tool of the man. If you mean metaphorically, it’s kind of equal though I cave way to much to my husband because he’s a real diva. I just can’t deal with his antics sometimes. He was pretty spoiled growing up so I pick my battles.

    Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work?

    Nope, bunch of basic’s around here. I used to work at Nike though and there were quite a few fierce folks.

    How has your skin been lately?

    My skin was a bit freaky for a bit with under the skin pimples from trialing several new foundations and hormones. Luckily, gentle exfoliation and straight pure seabuckthorn oil is doing the trick!
    Erin recently posted … Holiday Gift Guide: Decor

  37. christina p says:

    Thanksgiving was a nice relaxing time with our family. Hope you had an enjoyable one too!

  38. Diane says:

    Nars is offering 20% off for a few days so I have been reading your reviews trying to decide what to get. I am still deciding. I had chosen the shadow duo Kalahari but by the time I arrived at that decision, it was sold out. I’m going back on the Nars site soon.

  39. Remi says:

    For Black Friday, I went to the zoo. It was really awesome.

  40. Katie O says:

    Hello Karen!

    Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to let you know how great your suggestions are (I’ve picked up all of the Fab 5 items for Chanel and they’ve been awsesome!) I come here to search and see if you’ve done a review on a product before I purchase! Thank you for always keeping us informed and updated on new products and collections! Don’t ever stop blogging or making those awesome videos!

    Sending you & Tabs much love,


  41. Erin says:

    I love onions a lot… I could basically eat them on/with anything! My Thanksgiving was good, nice and low key, with lots of delicious food! I just had some leftover pumpkin pie actually! Yours sounds fun too!
    Erin recently posted … OPI Starlight Holiday 2015 Collection, Part 1!

  42. maria says:

    I love cooked onions, not raw onions though….except pickled onions…those are delish!

  43. Sarah says:

    I like onions! Thanksgiving was great – I love stuffing!

  44. Nikiann says:

    No black friday sales but…I ordered the net-a-porter holiday kit with full-size Oribe gold lust shampoo and conditionner and a Burberry fresh glow highlighting pen. The box is completed with luxury samples. Not cheap at 170$CAN, but I’m sure it’s worth every penny. CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT ALL! πŸ™‚

  45. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I hate onions!

  46. Natalie says:

    Black Friday score – Found great deals on Too Faced site!

  47. Panayiota says:

    Haha I laughed so much when I saw the question about onions, I am allergic to onions, so you understand my feelings towards them! Thanks for the giveaway, not many offer one that is open internationally, so I am so excited for this!!! πŸ™‚

  48. Reham says:

    I spent thanksgiving with my family and my kids I love them so much they make me happy❀️I love your way in describing any product and i trust for your opinion about any new product before i decide to purchase any product i check your channel first and see if you make swach of this product or not ? Thanks so much for your great effort i am appreciate for that

  49. Amy says:

    I spent too much money on Black Friday, but it was fun!

  50. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen. I did order a pair of Steve Madden boots online during Black Friday, took a chance and hoping they fit well. My skin has been dry lately with the colder weather. I went to an Arbonne party last night and using some of the RE9 samples she gave me. They seem lovely but pretty expensive. Happy Weekend.

  51. Grace Gonzales says:

    Thanksgiving was lovely, and I was able to give Old Navy a visit to snag some jeans.

  52. Nikki says:

    I did jump on the Target Black Friday sale – and ended up saving more than I spent! That’s always a good day.

  53. Jenn says:

    My skin has been horrible lately – probably due to all the caramel brulee lattes i’ve been drinking!

  54. Maria says:

    Thanksgiving….check. Now, on to Christmas. I love all the old Christmas shows, new variety shows, and all the movies.

  55. Claudia Davis says:

    I bought one thing for Black Friday, a Princess cat costume for my cat Slippers. LOL She isnt loving it but I am.

  56. Danielle says:

    My skin has not been having a good fall, lots of pimples, blackheads, and general grossness. I thought by my age I wouldn’t be dealing with this anymore. In any case I ran to Sephora yesterday and got a few things to whip it into shape (and some concealer to cover it up in the mean time!)

  57. Lisa P. says:

    My skin has been freaking out lately because it’s that time of the month. Lots of little whiteheads-yuck!
    Lisa P. recently posted … Blogging for Books: What Color is Your Parachute 2016

  58. Nicole says:

    I love onions!

  59. Liz says:

    My skin has been very good lately. I’ve been using a humdifier and facial oil at night.

  60. Paulina Rios says:

    My skin has been relatively quiet! haha my skin is sensitive and tends to redness but apart from that it was good.

  61. Sophie Bird says:

    Love your blog, Karen. Black Friday has definitely made it to England this year. I saved loads on my children’s presents this year; lots left to spend on make-up!

  62. Nicole O. says:

    –––––––––– i did my ‘black friday’ shopping on thanksgiving night .

    this is the only time of the year that Bath & Body Works lets people stack coupons , so i took advantage of that as well as the B3G3FREE sale & saved a TON !

    sidenote: i realized their candles went on sale for $12 today . where was that sale during black friday ? i see you , b&bw . i see you . πŸ˜’

  63. sandyhills says:

    Love this place. Love to get eyeshadow here

  64. Fran says:

    I’m trying to prevent my skin going into winter dehydration mode this year with extra-moisturizing night creams (from CeraVe, Paula’s Choice) and switching to my wintertime primer earlier than usual (Hourglass No. 28 Serum instead of Hourglass Mineral Veil), and have stocked up on an extra-creamy cleanser (CeraVe), a hyaluronic acid booster (PC), and skin oils (Josie Maran, Nude Skin samples so far)!

  65. Jessie C. says:

    I didn’t jump on any of the Black Friday sales this year.

  66. Heather L says:

    Yes, I jumped on the Black Friday sales and had a blast! My favorite holiday of the year! I started with last Friday (week before Black Friday) Ulta sale – which I thought was even better than the ones on Black Friday! They gave away huge makeup bags full of great stuff, and deals like the Tarte Showstopper palette for $24 and Butter London Clutch for $20! I hit Ulta again on Black Friday and they had a lot of great stuff for $10 to $12 including a Lorac palette and Benefit eyeshadows and lipsticks! I also hit Sephora online and picked up a Tarte blush set, Clarisonic brush head, Living Proof and Alterna sets, and Origins mask set each for $10! Finally, I also hit Victoria’s Secret and got the BF Tote bag and a couple of tops marked down as well as irresistible pjs with free slippers. I saved up just enough to take advantage of the Sephora VIB deal coming up this week! I’m more happy with the deals I got this year than I am most years (even the years I camped overnight at Best Buy!)

  67. Sherry says:

    I have to give props to my coworker Nancy. Her makeup always looks great. It looks so natural, but put together. Fun fact…she used to be a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader!! She also has a lipstick obsession just like me. Yay for lipstick!! Happy Holidays Karen!!

  68. Margot says:

    I love onions! Especially pickled red onions on tacos!

  69. FIONA says:

    Did I jump on the Black Friday sales? Heck yeah, I did! I’ve never done it before, but found that Urban Outfitters was offering 40% off on their sale section. Got a few cute pieces πŸ˜€

  70. Hi Karen! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! I only made one Black Friday purchase, at Paula’s Choice. But we still have Cyber Monday coming, so we’re not out of the danger zone just yet πŸ˜‰
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | MAC Lucky Green + MAC Humid + Bobbi Brown Orange Sheer Lip Color

  71. Susan Bender says:

    I definitely picked up the $10 beauty deals at sephora. I also shopped at Tatcha, and nordstrom πŸ™‚

  72. Anastasia T. says:

    I wear the pants in my family

  73. Amanda says:

    I love my mom’s Portuguese sausage stuffing. It’s the best Thanksgiving dish ever!

  74. Ren says:

    We use onions in almost everything we cook. They are a staple in our house.

  75. Loris Ayoub says:

    Hi Karen. Even though I don’t live on the USA I managed to shop some good deals online. Thanks for the opportunity

  76. Aida Schloss says:

    Hi Karen…..the only Black Friday shopping I did was at ulta..they had some pretty good sales and I stocked up on a few necessities.

  77. Sonia says:

    Hi Karen, saludos desde Mexico! πŸ™‚

  78. Rachel R. says:

    Hi! I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. We did, too. It was just me, hubby and the two kids, and lots of delicious food. We put out tons of peanuts and sunflower seeds for the squirrels and blue jays, and the usual mixed birdseeds for the other birdies. Padfoot the Bunny got his favorite berry yogurt chips and an extra large helping of mixed micro-greens.

  79. Poppy says:

    My mom, sister, and I had a great Thanksgiving<3 I'm happy you did too!

  80. nicolthepickle says:

    I love onions, and my husband definitely wears the pants in the family.

  81. Emily says:

    We had a lovely Thanksgiving. I hope you and your family did too!

  82. Kathy says:

    I am Canadian so we celebrate Thanksgiving in mid October. I always enjoy getting together with family and the time of year when the leaves change colour here so it is so beautiful as well. I thank you for doing the blog and youtube as makeup is the most fun addiction ever and it is wonderful to see and learn about products and read what others have to say. Thanks

  83. meg says:

    Thanksgiving was awesome and as usual my grandma made way too many desserts lol. Hope yours was great too!
    meg recently posted … Do You Use Poshmark?

  84. Aviva says:

    I’m excited to go shopping tomorrow for black Friday weekend!

  85. Isabella says:

    Yes! I got 20 % off at MAC and got a few bits and bobs πŸ™‚

  86. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    pick me!

  87. Oxana says:

    I picked up some beauty deals at sephora and at body shop, love their stuff so much.

  88. My skin has been pretty hormonal these days, but I guess that was to be expected.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush – Are they a dupe?

  89. Lynda says:

    i worked thanksgiving but it was still great!

  90. Linda says:

    No Black Friday shopping for me this year. Trying to scale back a bit, ya know?

  91. Dominique says:

    My skin has its moments but I’m enjoying that it’s not super oily like it used to be, and im totally addicted to using sheet masks. 😊

  92. Rhoda K says:

    I don’t mind onions as long as they are cooked – not a fan of raw onion.

  93. buckycatt says:

    K & T – I’m sure glad I have a lot of my Xmas shopping done. That means the online Black Friday & Cyber Monday pckg deliveries will be for meeeee! MAC, Sephora & Nars will be visiting me soon! Happy Holidays!!!

  94. Ashleigh says:

    I love onions. The more onions the better! I used to hate them, and then I spent a summer working across the street from an onion farm and ended up eating them at practically every meal. It was inseparable love after that.

  95. Jill says:

    I love onions but my sister’s refusal to eat them ruins all of our family dishes πŸ™

  96. Maricar says:

    Hi Karen! I πŸ’— Onions-I put it in just about everything, and I’m guessing it’s good for me. As much as I love to shop, I do not hit the malls on Black Friday. I may visit an online store, but that’s it. And Thanksgiving Dinner, I def had more than my fair share of sweet potato casserole! Happy Thanksgiving!

  97. Judith Baucom says:

    I have high anxiety being around crowds so I always send my husband and niece to Target. This year it was for a toaster over LOL Odd huh?

  98. Rebecca says:

    My stuffing was my favorite!

  99. Aury says:

    I had to work Thanksgiving and Black Friday at my job in retail. But I’m making up for it today. Cooking as we speak!

  100. Heather G says:

    I LIVE for Black Friday sales – but I only do online.

  101. Reham says:

    I spent thanksgiving with my family and my kids I love them so much they make me happy❀️I love your way in describing any product and i trust for your opinion about any new product before i decide to purchase any product i check your channel first and see if you make swach of this product or not ? Thanks so much for your great effort i am appreciate

  102. Caitie says:

    Actual Black Friday shopping was a no go for me, but I did place one small order online πŸ™‚

  103. Janetta says:

    Took advantage of the Black Friday sales for gifts! Happy holidays to all!

  104. Alice says:

    I planned out all my Black Friday stuff this year. I ordered four things from Sephora: the Urban Decay travel eyeliner pack, a Nest sampler (it was like $40 off!), a Tokyomilk Dark sampler, and the First Aid moisturizer travel pack.

  105. jeanne conner says:

    I did Black Friday shopping all online this year… got everything I wanted and shipped to my home for free….=)

  106. Ms. Elise says:

    My skin has been having trouble lately. I tried a Paula’s choice moisturizer that used to work quite well for me and it gave me a rash. No fun.

  107. Susan Christy says:

    Thanksgiving was great! Good food – my favorite meal of the year!

  108. Cyndi says:

    I have a love-hate relationship with onions… I love sauteed onions in/on my food, but I hate cutting them and crying my eyes out!

  109. Andria says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Imagine how much more amazing next year will be with your tiny, little Turkey!

  110. Beth says:

    Vidalia onions are so, so good raw & cooked. Peru Sweets are the same seed as Vidalia only grown in Peru. Thanksgiving at a cousin’s house & the food was delish!

  111. Miki says:

    The sales in Canada really aren’t anything special. So n black friday sales for me.
    I love onions! Yum yum!
    I wear the pants, but but I don’t advertise it, I like us to be as equal as possible. But yeah, when it comes down to it, I’m the boss.
    I’m not being conceited, but I really wear makeup the best at work, but I am the one who’s the expert lol.
    at work?
    I’m pregnant, so it’s been up and down! But I am definitely glowing πŸ˜€

  112. Georgia says:

    I took advantage of the black Friday deals on the Freeman Beauty website. I purchased 2 Eclos face serums and 1 Eclos moisturizer and they were 50% off. I also purchased two eyeliners from the Urban Decay website.

  113. Lisa says:

    Glad you and Baby Girl had a great holiday!

    I bought wayyyy too many skincare products on BF. i just got the worst haircut and color of my life earlier in the week (ughhhh) so I needed something to make me feel better. Fingers crossed!

  114. Kwmechelle says:

    Turkey- Day was good. I spent time with friends & the best dish was the green bean casserole. Oh & the cranberry sauce. My friend took frozen cranberries & orange peels & made the best cranberry sauce I’ve ever had. I also plan to see Creed this weekend. I’m all about Michael B Jordan. I heard it’s a great movie. But even if it wasn’t, MICHAEL B JORDAN! Need I say more?! 😜

  115. AmyBS says:

    love onions!

  116. Lauren says:

    I like onions if they are cooked but raw ones are nasty 😜

  117. jules m. says:

    Thanksgiving was good, two people in the family couldnt make it but otherwise it was great πŸ˜‰

  118. Lyse Davitt says:

    I’ve made a real effort this year to be good to my skin and it is definitely paying off.

  119. Ida says:

    My skin has been absolutely horrible lately. I have some days when my skin is fine and some days where my skin is breaking out like a volcano. That will leave my skin with so many ugly scars… πŸ™

  120. Rosemary says:

    I love onions!

    My skin is broken out because I’ve been sick. πŸ™

  121. nina says:

    Thanksgiving was great. I ate way too much food, slept way too many hours, and spent way too much money. Whoo-hoo!!!

  122. Mary W says:

    Thanksgiving was great until the stomach bug hit us at different times. Nothing like making your guests feel welcome by having them puking their guts up all night long! And, NO. It was not food poisoning. That takes days and days to hit you. This is just the common bug that is going around at work and school. Oh joy!

  123. Maria T says:

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here buuuuut the black friday thingy has come across the sea sooo yes we made a few deals πŸ™‚

  124. Emily says:

    Thanksgiving was awesome! My man and I went for a quiet dinner at my mom’s house. My mother, sister, and I were cooking all day and it was so worth it! I keep making excuses to swing by my mom’s house for leftovers, lol.

  125. Diana says:

    My bro and I went dashing through the snow to Mom & Dad’s house for Thanksgiving. It was just like the good ole days.

  126. Diane says:

    Obsessing over Nars today. They are offering 20% off online. Checking out your swatches. I keep trying to pick something unusual for me but still wearable, but keep returning to brown and grey.

  127. Maddie says:

    The best Thanksgiving dish was (and always is) sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top. Yummy!

  128. Sylvia says:

    Thanksgiving was great. I did do a little online shopping. Mostly though it was watching The Walking Dead and knitting.

  129. Sarah Sq. says:

    I feel like I jumped on too many Black Friday deals lol.

  130. Lizzie says:

    I’ve always hated onions! Lol!

  131. Diane says:

    Obsessing over colors today.

  132. Nataya A says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving though, but I am always thankful for wonderful things in life. Best wishes to everyone and have a lovely weekend.

  133. Stacy Z says:

    I’m picky about onions! I like them in soups and when they’re caramelized but otherwise no thank you!

  134. Denay says:

    I am scared to go out on Black Friday!

  135. Metta says:

    Hi Karen! I did do a little Black Friday shopping, jumped on the MAC sale and got some palettes for gifts and also I was on tom ford’s site 12 am on the 27th, had to grab some lips and boys yay! Lately my skin has been oily and it’s driving me nuts, hope you had a great turkey day!!

  136. Nathalia says:

    Team onion all the way!

  137. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  138. Joanna says:

    Love onions! But I hate that onions and potatoes go bad so fast when you store them too close to each other. I always forget to separate them.

  139. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen,

    Thanksgiving was lovely and being that we celebrate twice (the day of and the day after) it was even better. I must say that I had a great time with family and friends – the best thing I ate was the baked mac n cheese. My brother is the master of that dish and I make sure I get my fill.
    Black Friday shopping was a no no for me this year and the only thing I purchased was some movies from Best Buy.

    How do you feel about onions?
    I like onions especially grilled.

    Who wears the pants in your family?
    My dad.

    How has your skin been lately?
    My skin has been pretty good thus far.

  140. Per usual, I’m in it for the cranberries. I make a recipe with spices that I’m particularly fond of. But I also made the gravy ahead this time with the giblets and it was the best gravy I’ve ever made by far. Wouldn’t recommend hosting+cooking this late into pregnancy though, I must have spent 4+ hours on my feet and I was exhausted and sore.

    I wasn’t planning on buying anything Friday, but the stellar deal on the MAC palettes along with some of the mini sets from Sephora (which I expected to be out of stock) were too good to pass up. My ongoing excuse is that after baby #2 is born, I won’t be buying much for several months, haha.
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Sephora Sale Haul – November 2015

  141. Teresa says:

    No Black Friday deals for me but lots of temptations!

  142. Ann K says:

    Well, I should be studying right now. However, I happened upon Zoya’s Black Friday web deals. Do I want a 12 piece Dream Box? For $50? YES! The hardest part is choosing colors! Have a great weekend, Karen!

  143. leslie says:

    did all my “selfish” black friday shopping online yesterday!!! the steals are amazing, it was so great doing it from the comfort of my own home!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  144. Bonnie says:

    I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping. Meh. Wasn’t into it which saved me money. If only I could feel this way at the MAC counter!

  145. Emily C says:

    I loveeeee onions, especially when they’re caramlized. So good!

  146. Snagglepuss says:

    I work at a cosmetics retailer at the mall that turns into a zoo at about noon every saturday, shopping on black friday would be like willingly jumping into a shark tank.

  147. Lori P says:

    I did major damage to my wallet this Black Friday with the online deals on Sephora, Ulta, Colourpop and just now…Tarte. I also fed my reading addiction on the Harlequin web site (can’t beat 40% off). Cyber Monday is now off limits for me which is good because my work place put new tracking software on all computers and if they catch you shopping on Cyber Monday…instant termination. :/

  148. Susan Parker says:

    New clothes!!

  149. Connie Zhou says:

    I love onions so so much! They are super versatile and can be put in pretty much any savory dish.

  150. Laura says:

    I love onions!

  151. Lorraine says:

    Onions so necessary! cooked in recipes, not raw in sandwiches

  152. shelly peterson says:

    Thanksgiving was great and I did not shop on Black Friday!!
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  153. Shelley B. says:

    Took my 14 yr old daughter on her first Black Friday all night shopping trip!!! The wow in her eyes was priceless. The same wow shows up when we enter Sephora. #kidinacandystore #shetakesafterhermama

  154. maria says:

    Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays!

  155. Tracy Robertson says:

    I can’t believe how many stores opened Thanksgiving night and didn’t even wait for Friday to do “black Friday”. I didn’t go shopping. I think some places need to be open for people who don’t have family, like the occasional coffee shop and the movies, and the employees can know that they are really helping out by being there. But for retail stores to ignore their employees needs and open on Thanksgiving evening for the almighty dollar, is plain greed, IMO. Kudos to stores like REI who closed for the day so their employees could have a little family time.

  156. Chelsea says:

    I did the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale for a small skincare brand I love that rarely does sales (CherylLeeMD.com), and stocked up on things I would have bought anyway. I made one Ulta purchase (Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Body Milk), only because fragrance was 5x points!

  157. Karen says:

    I LOVE onions….cooked or raw. I especially love the smell of wild onions growing in a field.

  158. Terri says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love onions. Right now, I’m cooking a lemon, onion, and garlic chicken dish, and the combination smells fantastic.

  159. Ariana says:

    Love onion soup, in the salads, mostly cooked.

  160. Alicia Samples says:

    It was a quiet holiday for me – travel plans changed so I ended up staying in town. But, it gave a chance to try a new cake recipe that turned out great!

  161. Jen C says:

    Onion = French onion soup. Yums!!

  162. Lilly says:

    I am loving this long holiday

  163. Georgia says:

    The only acceptable onions are onion rings! D: Even then I usually pull the onions out of the ring,and just eat the nommy,crunchy ring.

  164. Oli says:

    I didn’t jump on any of the Black Friday sales.

  165. Diane says:

    Two long term couples I know are breaking up. One of them, I found out about on Facebook. We are middle aged and that seems like something for high schoolers. Holidays can be weird times. Lots of celebrating, drinking and food, but also emotional turmoil. Onions are certainly important for cooking and there are tears no matter what.

  166. Christine says:

    I took advantage of a generous co-worker’s invitation to spend T-giving with his family, as I knew it would be our last “traditional” American T-giving (turkey, fixin’s and all! *yum*) before it’s all pork, pineapple, and pinakbet! (We’re moving to HI next summer). XD

  167. Jen says:

    I actually skipped Thanksgiving this year. Wasn’t feeling great and no one was having any huge get-togethers anyway. I didn’t mind it. Missed seeing my family, though. I’ll get to see them soon.
    Jen recently posted … Favorite Snack: Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle

  168. Mel says:

    My skin is usually good but I got a blind pimple over the holidays and it really shocked my system to the core! They’re such foreign monsters! I’ll never take a blemish free day for granted again !!!!!!!

  169. Bertha says:

    No black friday for me, cyber monday all the way!

  170. Deanna says:

    I love onions.

  171. DeniseS says:

    I love onions but only when they’re cooked. Can’t stand the taste of raw onions.

  172. wina says:

    got $88 of stuff at sephora including makeup forever eyeliner, urban decay eyeliner, tarte set, jack black set, First Aid Beauty cream set, and a couple bite beauty mini lipstick

  173. Melinda says:

    I put onions and garlic as a base for all recipes, pasta sauce, meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, rice, stroganoff, stuffing, tacos, macaroni,roasted veggies, gravy…. I couldn’t function without them.

  174. Gina M says:

    I stayed home and shopped online black friday! Woop woop!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  175. Andrea T says:

    I went home to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Didn’t go Black Friday shopping this year, but that’s okay. I feel like sometimes Black Friday deals aren’t actually great deals, especially at certain stores. However, I definitely enjoyed spending time with my family and that’s what really matters!

  176. Di says:

    Just caught up on last week’s message too. My husband and I are enjoying the Jessica Jones series. And the price of Netflix leaves more $$$ to spend at Sephora. Bonus!

  177. Sarah W says:

    I decided to try some tarte with their 25% sale…see how I like it!

  178. Mary says:

    Thanks for sharing your T-day doings, love the pics showing your ‘bump’!

  179. Leah says:

    Glad to hear you had a good thanksgiving! My skin has been okay. I have these two spots that just will not go away. So annoying!

  180. phoebe says:

    Creed was amazing!!!! I loved the cinematography in it. I’ve seen the Rocky movies and this was a perfect addition to the franchise. Michael B. Jordan and Stallone’s relationship was beliveable on screen and kept me invested the entire movie.

  181. Elena says:

    Onions? I’ve been snacking on leftover French’s fried onions which were leftover from the green bean casserole all day today! Lol.

  182. Susan T. says:

    I definitely wear the pants in my family. The sweatpants that is. πŸ˜‰ Karl would be disgusted with me. Lol!

  183. Krystle says:

    I shopped at ann Taylor for Black Friday!

  184. BlackAsphodel says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? Nope, they’re bogus sales anyway.

  185. Hilary says:

    I did some online shopping for Black Friday- mostly small businesses!

  186. I did my Black Friday shopping on Thurdsay night online.

  187. Nancy says:

    I jumped on sales, too many sales. I am especially glad I got the origins superstars minis set though. I hope the MUFE eyeliner set I get is good not off like some sephora reviewers said.

  188. Wendy hutton says:

    my skin has been unreal lately, very oily and nothing helps

  189. Noirojos says:

    Best dish for me is any kind of potato salad, yum!

  190. Lucia says:

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family and Tabs!!!
    I saw 5 movies since Wednesday!!!!!! 2 in the theater, and 3 at my friend’s house. Now I’m back to studying…life isn’t fair, hehehe

  191. Jordi says:

    Thanksgiving was lovely except we have no cranberry sauce left! You can tell I’m a parent — my Thursday online shopping was kicked off with a Gymboree order πŸ™‚

  192. Claudette Lariviere says:

    I have not tried any Sephora products… I would be so excited to try some πŸ‘πŸ»

  193. Princess says:

    Thanksgiving was wonderful! Very blessed this year!

  194. Melissa Leonard says:

    I love onions! Especially grilled ones!

  195. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m practicing my eye makeup right now. I’m trying to figure out how to make my hooded eyes look bigger. *frustrated*

  196. Karen o says:

    Sounds like you had a good thanksgiving!!

  197. BLANCA says:

    Karen, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

  198. Christiana M says:

    I went to Friendsgiving and brought a food and wine website recipe— pearl onion au gratin— so yummy!!!

  199. Frank says:

    I bought way too many shirts. And a couple games. And books. And other clothes. So … yeah, I totally jumped onto the sales bandwagon πŸ˜€

  200. amber says:

    My skin has been doing really well lately after months of being the worst ever. I’ve been on antibiotics so I’m wondering if that has something to do with it!

  201. Audrey C says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! My fav dish this year was my BIL’s seafood gumbo!

  202. Elizabeth says:

    My skin has been so dry lately that it hurts.

  203. Shannon M says:

    My skin has been AWFULLLL lately! I think it’s about time for a trip to the dermatologist.

  204. CL says:

    I like onion rings. I don’t much like onions on hamburgers – most restaurants in Texas use those pungent, sharp onions that are obnoxious.

  205. Monica says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? – I’m not in the US so no crazy black friday deals but I did go to the mall on Saturday where the Christmas sales have started. Oh what fun!
    How do you feel about onions? – I hate chopping them but love to eat them in just about anything and everything. Filipino cooking requires a lot of garlic and onions.
    How was Thanksgiving? – No thanksgiving either. But I do make a great Turkey, which we sometimes cook during Christmas dinners. I follow a great brining recipe from a Martha Stewart Living magazine!
    Who wears the pants in your family? – We are all very type A.
    Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work? – After two years of obsessively watching youTube makeup tutorials, I think I win best in makeup at our office (honestly is the best policy!).
    How has your skin been lately? – I just got back from a dive trip last week where I got a face full of jellyfish. I had red welts all over my left cheek and down my neck for about a week. They’ve now healed to a light brown mark and I hope they fade fast. Otherwise everything else is a-ok!

  206. Mardi says:

    I went to some as,Es on Black Friday but didn’t buy much.

  207. Kiki says:

    Happy Thanksgiving karen!

  208. mrsshukra says:

    Thanksgiving came and went so quickly!

  209. Virginia says:

    My Thanksgiving was lovely and cozy.

  210. Amy Z. says:

    Thanksgiving was okay, it was rather quiet this year.

  211. Illy Junus says:

    I hit Black Friday deals at Sephora and pick up some goodies, and HnM got a big deal from $4.99 with free shipping, i do my BF online only

  212. heather wesley says:

    I didn’t get any black friday shopping done this year, but understand what you mean about being practical after having kids. I don’t do much shopping for myself, even when I plan to I always end up getting stuff for the kids… its a moms story lol

  213. Holly says:

    I’m glad you had a good Thanksgiving with your brother! I didn’t go shopping yesterday although I did get up at 4 a.m. to watch my nieces so my sister-in-law could go & because my brother had an opening shift. The only shopping I did was at a couple of the drugstores in town today. I needed a facial scrub as I’ve been getting a few small spots around my mouth & chin recently. The scrub is by St Ives & it’s the pink lemon one. I love the texture & the smell. I also picked up a mattifying powder compact for under $2 on clearance. It’s the Wet’n’Wild X Fergie one & I figure even if it’s not a long-lasting powder, it was super-cheap!

  214. Kia Bowman says:

    I had the best Thanksgiving ever with my family. I love spending time with them!!

  215. Pamela says:

    Worked retail on black Friday. . . But hope all of yo had a blessed long weekend. Peace and love lovelies!πŸ’•πŸ™

  216. Paol Trenny says:

    My skin has been horrible lately. I am a GA at a Special Collections Library in the University Archives department. The dust, mole, and spores have wreak havoc on my skin…rashes, zits, and so on.

  217. Cathy says:

    The only Black Friday deal I took advantage of was buying work clothes from JJill- and I bought online- no mall shopping for me. Not to mention I’ve been sick with the stomach flu all weekend. Blech!

  218. Linda says:

    I love Black Friday shopping– not so much for the actual shopping, but for getting out and walking around after a good meal!

  219. Karleena says:

    The best Thanksgiving dish was a creamed corn dish!!

  220. KK says:

    Must. Stop. Eating!!!!

  221. Yuri says:

    I didn’t go black friday shopping this year but I ordered a bunch of make up online including Kiko which I’ve never tried! THANKS!

  222. Julie Murphy says:

    no black Friday for me

  223. Salya says:

    Hi Karen,

    I happened to stumble across your blog couple of months back.. I was never really into makeup before but now I just can’t stop buying. Good for Sephora and MAC but not for my wallet. Lol! Can’t wait to see my credit card statement πŸ˜‰ thank you so much, Karen ! You are my inspiration!

  224. Lia Mason says:

    I ate way too much on Thanksgiving!!! Feeling so grateful πŸ™‚ Glad yours was lovely!

  225. McWoo says:

    Thanksgiving was cold this year! We just finished about an hour ago with the traditional turkey and sides but with a Chinese twist. πŸ˜‰ My family isn’t the typical Black Friday shopper, although we did some online shopping and visited our local target. Funny thing is we got Disney’s cute Tsum Tsums this year πŸ™‚ happy holidays and thanksgiving!!

  226. Jessica says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? YES, a little too much. But all of my shopping is done.
    How do you feel about onions? I sometimes like the taste, but I don’t actually like to eat them.
    How was Thanksgiving? Meh. But at least I didn’t cook or clean.
    How has your skin been lately? It’s so crazy how much it changed, it’s been dry and makeup has not been sitting well.

  227. Sandy P says:

    My skin is awful with so many age spots. My wonderful daughter got me a Mia for my birthday…which fell on Thanksgiving this year. Would love to win the MAC certificate.

  228. heather says:

    I’ve been sick all weekend. I powered through Thanksgiving since I was set to host but I have been either in bed or on the couch the last 2 days!. hoping I’ll be better before Monday back to work rolls around!

  229. Kathy T says:

    My skin’s been acting up but it’s slowly recovering.

  230. Emily Smith says:

    I had a great Thanksgiving with family and NO DRAMA!!! haha, if you knew my family, you’d understand!

  231. Deb says:

    I was excited to snag (online) the MAC Berry Black Friday lip gloss pencil. I didn’t get it till mid -afternoon and thought for sure they’d be gone but nope, I ordered one! Happy Thanksgiving!

  232. Stephanie says:

    I took advantage of a few Black Friday sales for gifts for my niece and nephew and husband – so excited that I’m almost finished with my shopping!

  233. Tracey says:

    First, Happy Thanksgiving! And secondly, I loved our turkey too. Brining is the key. That, & not being the one who has to cook it. πŸ™‚ Got two great BF deals at ULTA & an iPad Air too. A good day was had!

  234. Madelyn says:

    Hi . Thank you for this generous gift card ! I did not take advantage of any Black Friday sales yet .. I have my eye on the $95 . Chanel travel sized makeup palate .. Our daughter wears the pants in our family lol . She is 23 .
    I love onions !
    Thank you again

  235. Lisa says:

    Had a great Thanksgiving with lots of yummy food!

  236. Jennifer says:

    Thanksgiving was great! Our son’s girlfriend invited us to dinner at her house. For the first time in many years I didn’t have to cook. YAY!!! Dessert was awesome, too – pumpkin cheesecake.

  237. Brittany says:

    I was really interested in the nude lipgloss set from MAC and it happened to be on sale at Nordstrom as they were price matching the discount from the MAC set. I’m worried about the lightest cremesheen lipglass shade in the set. Other than that I purchased items from Ulta last weekend when they had a sale on Friday and Saturday.

    I’ve been trying to reduce, and hopefully eliminate, my impulse purchases and I’m proud to say that I stayed strong this weekend!

  238. XiuJuan Karen says:

    Hi Karen!!!
    I’m so glad to hear that you had a great thanksgiving with your family.
    I’m from a first generation immigrant family. So we don’t really celebrate thanksgiving the traditional American way. Although we do have turkey (sometimes). But the family time is always present. Spend as much time Roth them as you can, am I right? So instead we had what every other Chinese family does. FAMILY HOTPOT NIGHT!
    I really love reading your blogs, they are so lively, really gives off your personality just like in your YouTube videos.
    its extra special to see that you represent the Bay Area!!
    You channel is one of the few channels I check for new Mac collections!
    Can wait to come back tmr!

  239. Angie says:

    I only like cooked onions.

  240. Jenn says:

    I ended up stopping by a Target on Thanksgiving day. It wasn’t too bad; since I was not fighting for any electronics. My exciting purchase – some clothing, gloves, sheets and the Hello Kitty softlips set.

  241. Nikki says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? Not in stores. Online only. Sephora, Amazon and Kohls πŸ™‚

  242. Pamela Haddad says:

    On Thursday morning I went to Big Lots and got a Simmons Recliner for 189.00! It is just what my honey needs while recuperating.

  243. Maren says:

    Black Friday: just a select few beauty products. The $10 special I wanted from Sephora was sold out.
    Onions: oui!
    Maren recently posted … How Syrian Refugees Can Help America

  244. Stephanie says:

    My skin has been SUPER dry and sensitive lately.

    Thankfully we both share the pants, LOL. I think we have a good balance, when one of us is having a moment the other steps in. BUT my hubby knows when to let me win.

  245. debbie says:

    hubby and I share the pants lol

    onions are fine as long as I dont have to eat them

    We dont have black friday sales here so it was business as usual πŸ™‚

  246. Lesley says:

    We had Thanksgiving last month – turkey one day and a bike ride the next. Black Friday is not huge in Canada but I got a couple of the Sephora $13 goodies and an ebook – all without leaving the house.

  247. MelodyJ says:

    Thanksgiving was really good.

  248. Anne G. says:

    My skin has been freaking out on me, breaking out, then getting dry. It can’t seem to make up it’s mind πŸ™

  249. Jennifer Himes says:

    Hello Karen,
    Once again, congrats on the pregnancy! That little girl is a princess in waiting for sure πŸ™‚
    I’ve been wondering lately about how you believe Tabs (who is, after all, your first child) is going to react to no longer being an only child?!? Do you have any concerns about how the little guy is going to cope with such a monumental, yet absolutely amazing, change?
    Looking forward to your next post.
    Much love xo

  250. Kimberly says:

    I love onions! I didn’t used to like them too much but now I have them every chance I get. I especially love carmelized onions.

  251. Anne says:

    I have a weird sensitivity to onions! My eyes will burn even if I am upstairs and someone is cutting onions downstairs! If I’m the one cutting onions, my eyes water and burn so bad and my nose gets super drippy!

  252. jules says:

    Black friday was awesome. I got my first sephora lip stains and grabbed a tarte gift set for my little sister. I’m so excited for everything to arrive!

  253. Judy Thomas says:

    I am a Cat Lady…just a little bit crazy though. πŸ™‚

  254. Aurelie Red says:

    I love onions ! They make my cry… but they’re so good !

  255. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I have culinary impairment but I was in the mood for collard greens, so I decided I’d try to make some for Thanksgiving, I found many recipes online that had way too many ingredients (since cooking is not my thing I didn’t even know what some of those ingredients were) but I found one on YouTube that was easy by comparison so I made that one. YIPPY, it turned out delicious!

  256. Lena says:

    I love onions, especially onion rings

  257. Anastassia says:

    Have a nice holiday season!

  258. Tamara Jones says:

    I spent Thanksgiving at my parents house, and shopped at Sephora on Friday. I just started using Boscia Tsubaki products for my extremely dry skin and I LOVE this stuff!!! I splurged on a set and also got the NARSissist eyeshadow pallette. I could live in Sephora!!!

  259. Gina B. says:

    I did not do any black Friday shopping – that’s nuts. I do have an order with MAC and Sephora coming in — but that’s about it…. Have a nice holiday season!!!

  260. Tori says:

    My skin has been horrific πŸ™ resurgent outbreaks of cystic acne πŸ™

  261. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I did not jump on any Black Friday sales and I hate onions!!

  262. Lisa Foster says:

    My family’s Thanksgiving was great this year. We got our food “to go” from Mimi’s CafΓ©, so no one had to cook (it was delicious) and we had a very pleasant gathering with family and friends.

  263. Jane says:

    Not Thanksgiving here but I did end up going out with a co-worker who was in town for training. We tried an Indian restaurant and it was very good.

  264. y. says:

    i like onions stir fried in rice and couscous. my friend does her liquid eyeliner perfectly! skin = meh.

  265. Kim Henrichs says:

    My skin has been getting dry in my new office that has horrible air quality. Also, winter is coming and that doesn’t help.

  266. Ellen says:

    I like cooked onions for the most part, but pretty much can’t eat raw red onions ever. Too much bad breath.

  267. It took me a long time to like onions. We were adversaries for years, and I’d always ask for burgers and sandwiches onion-free. Then I started learning to cook in my teens and discovered cartelized onions. Game changer. Now I nearly always have a huge back of onions on my kitchen counter and pretty much put them in everything I cook.

  268. Jeanine says:

    Thanks for the contest. I snatched some black friday deals from Sephora. Mostly for gifts. A $50 gift card could mean some goodies for me …. Thanks!

  269. Hope says:

    I had a quiet Thanksgiving.

  270. Rayshawn says:

    Thanksgiving was great. I had a lot of fun.

  271. Hohe says:

    Thanksgiving was quiet and relaxing.

  272. Rina says:

    I got some good deals on things for the kids, house.

  273. Aenea says:

    My skin’s been cray cray with all the stress of my boys being sick πŸ™ can’t wait for them to get better and be their usual energizer bunny selves.

  274. Leah says:

    Lately, my skin has been in panic mode. I feel like no matter what I do, there is one stubborn area on my chin that is continuously broken out. I switched to drug store cleansers awhile back because paying over $25 for a cleanser seemed outrageous, and I think that this may be part of the problem. Help me get my skin back on track. The holidays are a time to glow.

  275. Chris25 says:

    I had Checkers cheeseburgers for Thanksgiving dinner. Seriously. And I do not regret it at all. πŸ™‚
    Chris25 recently posted … Bobbi Brown Lipstick Swatches in Raisin, Blackberry and Brownie

  276. Hope says:

    I had a quiet and fun Thanksgiving.

  277. alice says:

    I didn’t go into any stores, but I did get some clothes for my little girl. Can’t beat $5 shirts and pants at carter. I also got a few gifts too…so it’s not just a me-mas.

  278. Kasey Clark says:

    I love onions!!! They are full of cancer-fighting compounds.

  279. Carmen says:

    I did go to an outlet mall on Black Friday, and I inn do glad I got there earlier!
    That was my first time in years going shopping on BF.
    For a few goodies and managed to avoid most of the traffic, yay!

  280. Lisa K says:

    OMG!!! Enough of this low 30Β° weather in Northern California in the morning! If it’s going to be that cold GIVE US SNOW!!!!

  281. Justine says:

    Somebody told me that Black Friday is called that because we go shopping at night. I told her that’s a creative reason, but that’s not actually why it’s called Black Friday.

  282. Judy says:

    Got my winter tires on, ready for snow!!

  283. Jennifer says:

    Hit the Macys Black Friday sale and got some great deals!

  284. Elizabeth says:

    Hiiii! I bought some $10 goodies from Sephora but that’s about it!

  285. Katie says:

    I LOVE onions! LOL! πŸ™‚

  286. Melly says:

    Thanksgiving was great! Caught up with a lot of family I hadn’t seen in quite some time, and we had a blast.

  287. Coline T. says:

    My mother definitely wear the pants in my family. A real army officer lol

  288. Meghan says:

    Even though I’m Canadian, I’m jumping on the Black Friday sales a bit! It’s a great way to stock up on Christmas presents!

  289. Sarah says:

    Thanksgiving was so awkward! My cousin invited her boyfriend because he said all they do for Thanksgiving at his house is sit around on their phones at the table. She felt bad for him and wanted to show him what a normal family Thanksgiving was like. He didn’t talk to any of us, sat around on his phone during, and paid no attention when my cousin was telling stories (which had us all laughing to tears) While she was telling her stories, he was texting her repeatedly “I want to go home. I don’t fit in” He got agitated afterwards when she said to him “You probably would have fit in better if you weren’t on your phone the whole time.”

    Not a fan of him at all.

  290. Rachel S. says:

    My in laws always come to my house for every major holiday. They’re quite passive-aggressive towards me. This year’s example: They proudly presented me with a housewarming gift; matching coffee mugs that say Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right. I accepted them with a half hearted smile although I was secretly annoyed. This morning, my husband grabbed them for coffee (we always use matching cups-silly, I know). I was angry at them and at the mug when I saw them this morning but, damn it! They keep the coffee really hot and they’re the perfect size and shape so…

    I guess I’m keeping them. * sigh, eye roll*

  291. gloria konelsky says:

    Went to see the movie TRUMBO –Highly recommend it!

  292. lisa says:

    I’m moving tomorrow so no holiday shopping for me and my skin is freaking – total stress-zema over here.

  293. Aarti says:

    My esthetician convinced me to have my whole face threaded and though I will admit that my face looked much brighter and my makeup went on smoothly, I ended up breaking out πŸ™ I’ve been using my toner with salicylic acid after cleansing and boosting my moisturizer with argan oil and that has been helping clear things up. I will definitely be sticking with only getting my eyebrows and upper lip done in the future.

    And LOVE onions! Especially caramelized…YUM

  294. I’m opted out of Black Friday in-store deals since most places offer the same deals online now (score!).

  295. Rachel says:

    OMG I hate onions! Enough so that I tell people I was killed by an onion in s past life – LOL!!!
    Rachel recently posted … What’s on your nails? Β Zoya Posh Matte Velvet Laquer

  296. Jennifer B says:

    I jumped for Black Friday sales but was instantly disgusted upon going to my local Walmart for one gift. The people were like animals…stealing carts, pushing, yelling… It was crazy!!! Toys r us was much more civilized and the people more respectful.

  297. Holly says:

    No Black Friday shopping for me. It’s great and all, but Cyber Monday is where it’s at. I love my local stores, but some of my favorite brands exist only online. Others still, like Sephora, don’t have a location within 50 miles of me, so it’s always nice to be able to take advantage of those deals online during the holidays.

  298. Cindy says:

    Black Friday is online all the way! I stopped going to the stores in person a few years ago, I’m done with crowds. I got the Black Friday bag from the Body Shop, some Ulta BF deals and some of the Sephora $10 deals. Also got the MAC Berry Black Friday Patentpolish lip pencil.

  299. Tracey E. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend! My spouse and I had a lovely long weekend. We ate a lot, and chose family side dishes that are usually served at Christmas dinner. What a treat! My spouse made turkey soup, so the fridge and freezer are stocked! I took advantage of a local restaurant’s gift certificate deal as well as the Bobbi Brown gift set deal (mostly for a gift for my mother-in-law). I was going to take advantage of Neiman Marcus’ $50 off sale, but their Internet problems caused me to walk away. Probably for the best. I’m eyeing another gift certificate deal that can be used at a consortium of local restaurants and I know Santa will bring me a Tom Ford lipstick because I’ve been a good girl all year. πŸ™‚

  300. Lisa says:

    I only bought online Black Friday. We di go to see the tree lighting since the weather was so nice.

  301. bearby says:

    The dark/age spots on my face have been driving me crazy. I will be getting my first Photo Rejuvenation done next week. Hoping for the best.

  302. Shannon Coker says:

    Glad to hear you had a quiet day! Like you, I catered the turkey and had a nice day. My favorite thing is baking, so I baked (and ate) lots of cookies (followed by a 15k yesterday to try to help counteract them). Ha.

  303. Jiji C. says:

    It’s better to spend Black Friday shopping with friends to better utilize space and the amount of products we can all carry in our hands, but since I moved and my friends live in a different state, I have use been shopping around for cyber Monday deals which is almost as good, if not better, than waiting in the cold weather. My friends have also gotten smarter and shopped online instead.

  304. Lulubelle says:

    I took advantage of the Birchbox sale and got a Foreo Luna Mini. So many good deals, it was a bit overwhelming!

  305. Wendy says:

    Best Thanksgiving food has to be our Broccoli-Rice Casserole! My brother’s recipe with a little kick of chopped jalapenos added.. Nom nom!! Have a blessed holiday season <3

  306. Wayne says:

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  307. Annie says:

    I am in desperate need of new makeup, and what could be better than a Sephora gift card?

    Generous of you, really. Thanks.

  308. rita leonard says:

    we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lots of family, food and fun. And then some online shopping to get started for Christmas

  309. Kalli Melis says:

    I love onions… Probably my favourite is to make spicy onion jam for using as a condiment or on cheese on toast!

  310. Yoli says:

    I haven’t seen Creed yet (def on my list). I did, however, get to see Mockingjay Part 2 – loved it!!!

  311. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I LOVE ONIONS! for flavor! and black friday deals?? OF COURSE! I got 4 candles and two lotions for like 30 dollars! and bath and body with my coupons!!!!

  312. Rachel says:

    My super oily, acne-prone skin has finally been under control lately! I started taking a new medication for my blood pressure and it has a fabulous side effect of clearing up adult acne, so for the first time in my life, I have no blemishes! I’m assuming it is also why my oil production has finally calmed down – to the point that I actually had some major dry patches and had to change up my morning routine. This is the best my skin has ever looked!

  313. Trillina Palemi says:

    The turkey turned out fantastic for us this year too!

  314. Maryna says:

    I love Sephora!!! If Isee any contests about Sephora I always enter!!

  315. d barrett says:

    I hope your going to do a Bond Girl blog this year!!!!

  316. Trude says:

    We had a great Thanksgiving! I’ve gotten in lots of nephew time since my fiance’s sister and her family got here Tuesday and leave tonight. πŸ™‚
    Trude recently posted … Baby B

  317. Cheryl says:

    I”m all about the stuffing πŸ™‚

  318. Larissa says:

    My skin has been feeling really dry lately πŸ™

  319. Ambritt says:

    I got some online deals for Black Friday I had to work and to be honest I don’t like to shop in Black Friday, too many people! Hope you had a great holiday Karen

  320. Hayley says:

    No thanksgiving dishes here in Australia πŸ™

     How has your skin been lately?

    Dry. and Angry. Like the weather here that’s got to almost 100 degrees and its not even summer yet!

  321. Andrea says:

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I’m from Canada, so Thanksgiving was last month… no turkey here!

  322. Lisa Fisher says:

    I went shopping with my sister on Black Friday. She is expecting her first baby, and she needed some new maternity clothes. So much fun shopping with her!

  323. Sara munIz says:

    I went to Sephora at 12:30 a.m. and got a couple of the $10 beauty sets they had. Score for me no waiting in line

  324. Deb says:

    I wanted to buy a new cellphone on Black Friday, but the store didn’t have any left in stock… πŸ™

  325. Deb says:

    Yes, I went shopping on Black Friday, I wanted to buy a new snartphone, but unfortunately, the store didn’t have any left in stock… πŸ™

  326. Mackenzie says:

    I was able to grab 2 of the Sephora black friday mini deals! Now I’m trying to find out about the cyber monday ones…It’s okay to have a one for you, one for me Christmas shopping strategy, right?

  327. Sherry P says:

    I am currently doing the happy dance because after 2 months, I got my computer and internet back!!! I have soooo missed this blog LOL. Onward Ho!!!

  328. Brittney F. says:

    My thanksgiving turned out so much better than expected.

  329. Shannon says:

    Unfortunately I had to work on Black Friday, but I really love my job so it was not a big deal. I had an awesome Thanksgiving surrounded by family and tasty food.

  330. gabby says:

    I cannot do black friday anymore. I used to when my kids were younger because they usually wanted the popular toy but I have been having better luck with cyber monday and Amazon

  331. Sara says:

    I hit up some clothing stores on Black Friday but didn’t go out too much. Didn’t want to fight a bunch of people haha.

  332. em says:

    I only like onions when it’s caramelized onions.

  333. Nlm8 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I recently discovered Olay Active Botanicals overnight mask on my Black Friday browsing at Target. What a gem! Not sure what snow mushrooms are but I woke up with radiant, plump skin. Sweet!

  334. Mandy says:

    I just found your blog this evening while spending hours agonizing over what neutral eyeshadow palette to purchase:) My husband says when it comes to making decisions, I end up in paralysis by analysis… He’s right! Love your makeup tutorials, I’ll absolutely be revisiting your blog again and again.

  335. Clara says:

    I never shop on Black Friday! I might do some online tomorrow though.

  336. Sheri Holzel says:

    I didn’t do any black Friday shopping but I would love to track down the new Guerlain meteorites.

  337. Julia C says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  338. hanna says:

    All the thanksgiving food was wonderful
    hanna recently posted … Outfit: #MyNFLFanStyle For Everyday

  339. Katrina says:

    No black Friday shopping for me, but I may participate in Cyber Monday – I love shopping online!

  340. Helen says:

    I went black friday shopping to sephora! I love their little 10$ sets!

  341. Helen says:

    I went black friday shopping to sephora!

  342. Han says:

    I bought 3 of the Sephora Black Friday $10 sets, and I signed up for Flash 2-day shipping for a year – excited/concerned for the damage that will come along with that! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!!

  343. bunny butt says:

    my thanksgiving was good, didnt get to bake anything though as i was sick

  344. Michelle says:

    I’m Canadian so we don’t have as many great deals for black Friday. I did hit up the Sephora sale online, a few great deals for $13 each and some chocolates from a great Vancouver company called Beta5. I love them but shipping is way too expensive but they had free shipping for Black Friday so why not!

  345. Efrain says:

    While you were in a food coma I was working hard on my final exam of Journalism and in my presentation for Information’s rights (you were right it wasn’t good to leave it all at the end).

  346. Gaby F. says:

    My skin has been on a bipolar trip lately…great for a week, erratic the next. I can’t keep up!!

  347. Faiza says:

    I bought some stuff on the Zara website as part of their sale.

  348. Faiza says:

    I bought some stuff online.

  349. Natalie says:

    I went to three stores on black Friday and bought a laptop, a garmin watch, clothes and artwork.

  350. Tania G says:

    Our Thanksgiving was wonderful, cozy and delicious!

  351. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    Xmas shopping has been a hoot this year. So many silly things happening out there in retail-land.

  352. Linda says:

    We both wear the pants, because…why not?! =P
    Linda recently posted … Top 10 Cyber Monday Beauty Deals + Get Cash Back

  353. Tiffany says:

    I am in love with L’occitane’s hand creams!!! I can’t wait to get the melting honey ones!

  354. Brooke says:

    I’m all about them onions as long as they’re cooked πŸ˜‰ happy thanksgiving

  355. LEAH says:

    We don’t have Thanksgiving over here but all my favorite online stores got in on all the Black Friday – Cyber Monday madness and I was just resisting the whole weekend. Haha πŸ˜‰

  356. Melissa says:

    I jumped onto the Black Friday bandwagon this year, but only online. Other then Target’s 40% off clothes sale! that I enjoyed in store the next day (after I got plenty of sleep).

  357. Alona Y says:

    I had planned to intentionally not do any black friday purchases, but some online sales did me in. I got some great indie polishes!

  358. christine burd says:

    Thanksgiving was so pleasant with all of our adult children and spouses together enjoying laughter and good food.

  359. Marisa says:

    Did I jump on any Black Friday deals? Maybe only ALL of them (mostly indie polish). I’ll be eating leftovers, then ramen for however long it takes… Indie sales like this really do only happen once a year. Sacrifices must be made.

  360. brenda disimone says:

    I did some black friday shopping and got up to 80% of some of my items !

  361. Elena says:

    In Italy we don’t celebrate Thsnksgiving and we don’t have Black Friday sales……but I Wen shopping on Line and bought only two jumpers!

  362. Monica says:

    I had a great thanksgiving, hope you did as well!

  363. Sarah says:

    I didn’t go Black Friday shopping, but I did go out on Saturday and get some clothes πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  364. Analy Rodriguez says:

    Yes! I caved in and bought a pair of slip-ons that are sooo comfortable, no regrets πŸ™‚

  365. Lan says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for opening the contest to your international readers πŸ˜€ I am from Canada. I am still new to your blog and I like how you always swatch all the products you have and give us a good description of them, makes it easy for all of us readers to see the actual colour on skin. And I love the layout of your blog πŸ™‚

    Let me try to answer all the questions you have listed.

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? No, there aren’t much great deals in Canada; tried to shop online at US stores but shipping and duty cost so much so didn’t end up getting stuff that i want.

    How do you feel about onions? Onions are good and healthy.Just have to brush after eating, hehe

    How was Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving was good, good times with family!

    Who wears the pants in your family? My mom, lol

    Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work? most of the girls I work with has their makeup on point.

    How has your skin been lately? breaking out, eating too much chocolate and candy this winter season, lol

  366. Nikolina says:

    I totally wear the pants in my family!! πŸ™‚

  367. Kay says:

    My skin has been dry as a desert like always. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.

  368. Tracy says:

    Didn’t buy anything for black Friday! Just didn’t really need anything.

  369. Chelsea menscer says:

    I had a good thanksgiving, only stayed a day due to work the following morning. No Black Friday shopping, I worked πŸ˜€

  370. Ruchita says:

    It’s really the cats that wear the pants in our family. πŸ™‚

  371. Meena says:

    So proud of myself for not shopping on blackfriday this year.

  372. bindu says:

    hope you had a great weekend karen! To be honest I didn’t do any black friday shopping, but I did (finally) pick up the chanel rouge allure gloss in sensible! I’ve had it on my ‘to buy’ list ever since your swatch post

  373. Diane says:

    I get to see my family once a year, at Thanksgiving. I miss the days when I used to get a four-day weekend for the holiday. Now that I have to work Black Friday, that’s one whole day we miss spending together. None of us shop on BF.

  374. Andrea L says:

    Hope you had a great weekend Karen!

  375. Angela says:

    i love cosmetics! ❀️

  376. Perla P says:

    Thanksgiving was great! Spent the day with lovely friends and stuffed ourselves with the usual Thanksgiving dishes.

  377. artemis says:

    My skin has been sensitive, oily, flaky and with acne. It gets worse when i eat junk food, cheese, sweets, sleep too late at night, stress and stuff. I’m trying to change…I’m using gentle cleansers, moisturizer, an urea cream to get the flakies off followed by manual exfoliation (i know manual isn’t that nice to the skin and it irritates it…but otherwise there;s many flakes left behind). Make-up doesn’t sit right in these bad days. It doesn’t sit great anyday, but sometimes it looks good for the first hours.

    I went to our new shopping mall (closest to my block)and bought 2 pair of winter boots. Haha, guess where I bought them from. One from the boys’ aisle (as they got comfier and cheaper good shoes like these Kappa ones and smaller sizes than men lol -those start at 40-…i wear 38) and one from the teen/tween girls’ aisle from a Magic Lady brand (not very little girls as it had quite big sizes for a girl, that can easily fit most women, like 36, 37, 38, 39-european).

    I wanted to buy some Aura serbian liquid lipstick (that turns matter) from dm (I’m romanian, I’m glad my neighbours started a make-up brand, hehe. We’re behind in that area, we only got some eye and lipliners and a lot of skincare) but they didn’t have the shades i wanted anymore.

  378. Julene says:

    I’m actually starting to like onions a lot more the older I get, as well as different incarnations/varieties of them. I like Spanish onions, because they’re sweet, red onions both cooked and raw…raw specifically in Greek salads. I also love green onions and lots of them in my Wonton soups. Shallots and a variety from the onion family I’ve only recently tried – leeks! LOVE leeks, because their taste is so mild. You can put a ton in a dish and they’re not overpowering. My nutrionist says I’m low in sulfur, so onions are apparently a good source!

  379. Kirsten says:

    Did you jump on any of the Black Friday sales? Yep. Mac and Colourpop.

    How do you feel about onions? They’re good, garlic is better.

    How was Thanksgiving? Bittersweet.

    Who wears the pants in your family? My cats?

    Someone who handles her (or his) makeup really well at work? I am self-employed, so I guess that would be me?

    How has your skin been lately? Hormonal.

  380. Rachel says:

    I didn’t hop onto a single black Friday deal this year. Not even the $10 sephora sets that I love. For some reason, nothing really caught my eye this year. (Which is good cause I just spent a whole lot during the VIB sale.)

  381. Janessa says:

    I came into work today, a bit early, all bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to tackle the day. About 10 minutes in, my *brandnew* iMac decides to have a temper tantrum and stop sending any emails. I had an extremely important, time sensitive email stuck in my outbox for 2 HOURS! Needless to say, I missed my cutoff, my boss is pissed and my email still isn’t working (nor has the important email reached its destination). Thank goodness my Gwen X UD palette is scheduled for delivery today and I have leftover turkey in the fridge for lunch πŸ™‚

  382. Juana Esparza says:

    No I did not shop on Black Friday. I tried it once, and that’s an experience that I am not too eager to repeat.

  383. LynneMarie says:

    Thanksgiving was nice, my family went to a buffet at a local restaurant so nobody had to cook or cleanup. Very relaxing!

  384. Jordan says:

    I’m super ready to stop getting Black Friday/Cyber Monday emails. Everything is so tempting!

  385. Megan Denholm says:

    I live in Canada so our Thanksgiving was in October, but it was very relaxing, lots of time spent eating and enjoying family!

  386. Ann Marie says:

    No black Friday shopping for me!

  387. Hannah says:

    I did jump on the Black friday sales and unfortunately spent much more than I should have! :’D

  388. Sanam says:

    I hit up the Lord and Taylor Black Friday sale which includes a $20 off $40 coupon (which includes cosmetics and fragrances)!!!

  389. annalisa says:

    My Thanksgiving was great! and glad you had a great day!

  390. Jennifer says:

    Let’s see, so many possibilities for a comment: Black Friday shopping–I was recovering from a bad cold so I shopped online, scored some great deals on Amazon.
    In more pressing matters, my skin, in particular, my cheekbone area, has been plagued by blackheads the past four or five months. Not a ton of them but enough to annoy me because the rest of my skin is in pretty good shape, wrinkles not withstanding. Apparently the cheek blackheads are a hormonal side effect from going through menopause. #middleagerocks

    Thanks for the Creed movie review. I really want to see it. I love boxing, loved the Rocky movies, loved Apollo Creed.
    If you want another boxing movie to watch, rent The Fighter with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Great movie and both actors were great as was the supporting cast. I was never a huge Christian Bale fan before this movie but I’ve got to say that was the probably the best acting I’ve ever seen in my life.

  391. Stephanie says:

    I bought like 3 things on Black Friday, but it just didn’t seem worth the hassle of being out around the people.

  392. Hohete says:

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  393. Barbara B says:

    Got gifts for my kids online. Then ventured to a used video game and dvd store because they wanted to go and was glad we did because we got some good deals.
    Nothing for myself though!
    My husband was joking that his Black Friday shopping was done. 20% off furnace filters online lol!

  394. Sally says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  395. indayluvs says:

    I tried the shattered glass nail art trend for Thanksgiving and am absolutely in love with the look! I did it on a vampy red holographic polish but I can’t wait to try it with a nude like Lucy’s Stash did!

  396. Meg S says:

    Let’s talk skin! I’ve been getting into asian skincare recently, and I LOVE it. Getting my mom a bunch of stuff for Christmas to get her into it too!

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