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Rise and shine, pal o’ mine! What an eventful week… I know I’ve been kind of incomunicado, but I wanted to spend some holiday time with my in-laws, and then yesterday was my first day using my new gestational diabetes gizmo/blood testing thingamabob.


In other words, it was a busy week!

Yup, I was diagnosed with that gestational diabetes stuff. πŸ™ It’s pretty common and hopefully temporary. Most of the time it goes away after delivery, but for now I have to prick a finger, test a little drop of blood and log the results in my doctor diary four times per day — once in the morning after getting up, and then once again after each meal.

I mean…it’s not my idea of a party, and I still get anxiety when I have to poke myself with the needle, but you gotta do what you gotta do, ya know? High blood sugar can cause complications later, so if I have to test my blood, watch what I eat even more closely (What!? No more TJ’s dark chocolate stars this year! THE HORROR!) and exercise a little more, it’s done.

In other news…well, I don’t really have any other news. πŸ™‚ Tabs is doing well. He’s almost finished with his Christmas shopping, and he’s been loving life lately because El Hub has been taking him for early morning walks outside while it’s still dark, so he gets to use his cool cat eyes…

Other than that, we’re just chugging along. I hope you are too.

Oh! So much new MAC-ness to talk about, especially new lip products. I’ve been a lip product testing machine! Stay tuned for deets next week.


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    • What’s your favorite era of makeup?
    • Would you say you’re old fashioned?
    • Do you have any new year’s resolutions?
    • Something you wish lasted longer?
    • Make up a word — any word — and tell me what it means.
    • Something you wouldn’t do in a million years?
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  1. Liz says:

    It’s mid-December and over 60F here in Michigan!

  2. Sara munIz says:

    I wish the weekend would last longer like a 3 day weekend all the time would be nice

  3. Laura says:

    I wish my bareminerals marvelous moxie lipgloss lasted longer on the lips. But too short is the life span of a sheer, glossy lip product in general!

    • Becky says:

      I stocked up when Ulta had them on sale for 50% off! They’re some of the only lipglosses I can wear without being promptly annoyed!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Made up word: picklepie (which means an unhappy face, usually when someone is angry and looks mean)

    Something I would never do in a million years? Give up my cats, I’d live in my car with them before I’d give them up!

  5. Elena says:

    I wish My mum’s chocolate cake would have lasted longer Than three days!!! Ahahaha it was sooooo good!!

  6. Tiffanie says:

    I’m still so excited that I won this last week! I can’t wait to get my order. Thank you again, Karen. After the awful week I had, it was an awesome, well-timed surprise!

  7. Julia says:

    Hi Karen! Love your site so much (and Sephora)! I am absolutely a ’40s make-up girl, and feel naked without a red lip! I’m also extremely old-fashioned and prefer my rotary Princess phone to my iPhone!

  8. Lisa says:

    I can never have enough makeup!

  9. Kris C. says:

    I hope your sugar stays within range!
    look up “diabeetus cat” i hope that cheers you up! If not, im sorry.
    on the other hand, I raised money for charity for kids with Autism and now i have an injured ankle and cant run the Chevron Marathon. :'(

  10. Brittany says:

    I wish the weekend lasted longer – 3 day weekends all the time!

  11. Becky says:

    Love following your blog. Still a novice with makeup, but love your reviews. And, hey, Christmas gifts are all bought and wrapped, whoo-hoo!

  12. Lyse Davitt says:

    My new year’s resolution is to spend more time reading and less time on the computer.

  13. Agata says:

    Hey Karen, I am sorry about the diabetes but I do hope it will go away after the Baby Girl is here. Please, take good care of the two of you!

    Have a nice and relaxing weekend.
    Agata recently posted … My Concealing Weapons

  14. Jen J says:

    I wish childhood lasted longer. My kids are growing up too fast! Sorry to hear about all the finger sticking. No fun!

  15. Nicole Anderson says:

    I had diabetes with my 1st pregnancy and it was tough I would cry for pancakes all the time, I gained a lot of weight but by being on that special diet from the Dr my baby was a healthy normal size (: I had 2 other children after that but did not get the diabetes in those pregnancies xxoo

  16. June says:

    What’s your favorite eye cream? Need to stop these fine lines lol

  17. Michelle says:

    I think my favorite makeup era is the 20’s. I wish I could go back in time just for a day!

  18. Bits says:

    Like the other readers, I would love 3 day weekends! Have a nice weekend, Karen!

  19. Melissa says:

    I would never give up wearing makeup!
    happy holidays.

  20. Kathy says:

    Sorry about your diabetes issues. :(. I agree with the poster who wishes weekends lasted longer. I’d add my favorite Starbucks drink to that list as well. Have a good weekend

  21. Shereen says:

    Got my eyes on that marc jacobs eyeliner set! Would love to win this. Happy birthday to me! πŸ™‚

  22. Rosemary says:

    I’m sorry about the diabetes, Karen. It will be gone when Baby Girl is here, but I know that it’s upsetting. You sound like you have an excellent attitude about it. I’m confident that you and Baby Girl will be fine.

    Monday’s my birthday, but I’ve been really sick so no plans. That didn’t stop me from a little online visit to Nordstrom where I picked up the Guerlain pressed meteorites. πŸ™‚

  23. Ashleigh says:

    Aww, hopefully in the end laying off the TJ’s dark chocolate stars will help your overall health and help to make the delivery (and post-baby mood!) smooth sailing <3

  24. Jennifer Pham says:

    I wish winter break (from school) lasted longer!

  25. Samantha Scislowicz says:

    I’m a rookie to lipstick but I really like Obsessive compulsive cosmetics lip tar, it stays really well.

  26. Rachel says:

    Karen, Sorry to hear about the diabetes! My mom (also named Karen!) had diabetes when she was pregnant with me too, but it went away when I was born. She likes to say that she then got a whole new set of problems…. Hope you feel better and keep your spirits up! It sure would be hard at the holidays. Maybe buy a few extra boxes of Chocolate stars and save them for once the baby is here and you can eat as much as you want again!

  27. Amanda Whitley says:

    my new years resolution is always to loose weight and i never do so i am getting more specific this year and my resolution will be to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day minimum.

  28. Diana says:

    Sorry to hear about the diabetes. It’s a pain but it can be dealt with. Merry Christmas! Hope everyone has a great time.

  29. Teresa says:

    Hope you get better!

  30. Fran says:

    Karen, so sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes! Yes, it does almost always go away after delivery, and I know you’ll take good care of yourself and baby girl, but sorry you have to deal with it!

    I’m not old fashioned about most things, but there are a few little things that I’m funny about — like, I can’t stand to let my hair elastic show, always have to wrap it if I’m leaving the apartment. Never mind that, when I was growing up, no adult woman, let alone one my age, would ever wear a pony tail or braid — those styles were strictly for children! or maybe going hiking, or to the beach or the gym, although no one went to the gym back then — there weren’t any gyms to go to other than body-building gyms for guys. How times have changed!

  31. Kim Chau says:

    I’ve got problem spelling ‘chunk’, for example: chunk of meat. But I often pronoun it as “chunch”, which doesn’t mean anything and my bf thinks it’s cute. Instead of making fun of me, he and I actually make it up as a new word for everything such as “I’ve got some cool chunches at the store today”. It’s just sweet to me:)

  32. Mel says:

    I’m definitely old fashioned or “old soul” my friends joke that I am the grandma of the group. Golden girls is definitely a classic show I’ve watched since I was 10 years old. I think I’m Old fashioned because of the influence of so many romance novels I’ve read over the years as well.

  33. Y. says:

    Late 90’s early 2000’s makeup was fun haha all that sparkly eyeshadow light colors and white eyeliner

  34. Poppy says:

    I would NEVER be a bully, never everπŸ™…πŸ» not in a billion trillion years

  35. Meghan P says:

    Something I wish lasted longer was vacations! I’m just starting my Christmas holiday but I know it’ll go by way too quickly. I’m going to enjoy every minute!

  36. Hi Karen! I don’t really have any New Year’s Resolutions. I tend to make the same resolutions over and over again week after week, lol πŸ˜‰
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … NOTD | Gold + green Christmas manicure

  37. bonnie says:

    New years resolution, find a job that I enjoy!

  38. Christine says:

    UM, KINDA LOVING you zipping around Sephora up there! Seems you have gained Mom super-powers already. And just wait until you grow eyes in the back of your head & supersonic hearing (from what I gather, I have no direct experience with these mummy powers).

    Best wishes to you & babs’ health!

  39. Laura says:

    The something I wish would last longer is money.

  40. Anna Y says:

    Best wishes to you and your baby’s health!

  41. Katie says:

    Happy Weekend! My made up word is Flain, it means flying rain, the kind that goes sideways and hits you in the face even when you have an umbrella. Don’t ask I made it up in highschool, lol.

  42. Amy says:

    I wish the weekend would last longer.

  43. Connie says:

    Would love to win this generous gift from you, but why does it seem like all the holiday releases are done? The holiday’s not over yet!

  44. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    My New Year resolution is to buy an apartment. Can’t wait to have my own place.
    Thank you for the chance, have a nice weekend !

  45. sandyhills25 says:

    I would have to say that my favorite for the holidays is honey glazed carrots

  46. Hilary says:

    Ah I love those TJ dark chocolate stars but I can’t have them now that I’m gluten free πŸ™

  47. Kara says:

    I would never go bungee jumping

  48. Gina B. says:

    Miss Karen!!

    Bless your heart sweetpea! I’m so sorry to hear about your gestational Diabetes! You are taking it like such a trooper!! Good for you!!! I will keep you in my prayers and my heart – and everything will just be wonderful with that little girl an you!

    Gina and Gracie

  49. Debora Brezoi says:

    I dont usually have new years resolutions. I just wish and hope i will be healthy and given a chance to work.

  50. Barbara B says:

    My New Year’s resolution is always to become more organized. Hasn’t happened yet.
    Maybe this year!

  51. Pam says:

    I wish my cup of coffee would last longer!

  52. Heather Gusler says:

    I wish the walking dead episodes lasted longer. I’m already going through withdrawals! LOL

  53. Hey Karen! I had gestational diabetes too. It did suck, but I was able to get through it without having to take any medications and I didn’t have any complications due to it. My daughter was born without diabetes. I was very carb sensitive, so I was doing a version of the Atkins diet during my last trimester. I was eating a lot of almonds, canned chicken, canned tuna, apples with low sugar peanut butter, and cole slaw. (The kind that is pre chopped in the bag? I’d mix it with olive oil and a can of tuna.)

    Don’t despair.

  54. Hannah says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to be healthy and get in shape! I want to be toned and feel super fabulous from the inside out πŸ™‚

  55. susan smoaks says:

    i am looking forward to having an extra day off work to spend with family this year for christmas.

  56. Dana says:

    Please be safe with the gestational diabetes! That stuff’s no joke, especially if you continue to have diabetes after giving birth =/ You got this! Congrats and good look =D <3

  57. Allysa says:

    Oh my god that gif is making my day. Literally the embodiment of me every time I walk into Sephora. So accurate.

    On a less awesome note, diabetes of any kind sucks. It runs in my family, so I’m used to the whole pricking finger thing. It’s the worst. Best wishes to you and the baby.

  58. Emily says:

    I wish my ABH brow wiz lasted longer!!

  59. Tiffany says:

    My resolution for 2016 is to do more for me! It sound selfish, but I’ve been putting others first way too much.

  60. Janetta says:

    I guess I’m old fashioned but I’d refer classic πŸ™‚

  61. Carol B says:

    I wouldn’t leave the house without some sort of makeup on (even if it’s just lipstick) in a million years!! I wouldn’t want to scare anyone! πŸ˜‰

  62. Denay says:

    Every year same thing … eat better, exercise more and get organized!

  63. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Bummer about the gestational diabetes! Hang in there Momma – it’s worth it…
    My New Years resolution is to be more present & not in such a hurry!

  64. Amanda says:

    I wish that days off from work lasted longer!

  65. Erin says:

    That sucks that you have it! I can make a few suggestions!

    Stick to non carb heavy snacks like nuts and jerky. Maybe protein bars that are low sugar, I get some from TJ’s that are pretty good called Power Crunch. Hard Boiled Eggs are perfect.

    Make your dinner protein and veggies only. If you want carbs, eat them in the day.

    Try steel cut oats if your a fan of cereals in the AM.

    Cut out juice for tea. Get more La Croix waters.

    Cut out all white carbs and as many processed foods as possible.

    For fruit, stick to apples, pears, and berries. They have the most fiber and least sugar.

    What’s your favorite era of makeup?

    Had to say but I just watched a little short on Chinese makeup through the years on Bella Sugar, and the 40’s really stuck out to me!

    Would you say you’re old fashioned?

    On very few things, yes. The rest, I’m pretty much anything goes!

    Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

    Yeah, the usual ones and then I’m going to add one about my phone. I need to be more present instead of checking my social media while watching tv or movies at home.

    Something you wish lasted longer?
    LOL… So many things. Fall and Christmas are two I can safely say!

    Make up a word β€” any word β€” and tell me what it means.

    Can’t do this one… The Grammar Nazi is in full effect this morning.

    Something you wouldn’t do in a million years?

    That’s hard to say. I’m pretty sure I’d never walk a tight rope over the Grand Canyon.
    Erin recently posted … Etat Libre d’Orange Putain Des Palaces

  66. Adrianne B says:

    Something I wish lasted longer– NARS blush! I just reordered today!

  67. Susan Bender says:

    wish nights lasted longer so i could catch up on sleep!

  68. Judy says:

    Is it really winter? Wishing for a bit of snow~

  69. Lisa says:

    I wish the weekend lasted longer. You could always freeze the TJ stars and have them later!

  70. Maddie says:

    Your gif is absolutely hilarious — good job! I’m cuddling with my kitties this blustery day and hoping to win your prize.

  71. Emily says:

    I wish my children weren’t growing up so quickly! Time flies….

  72. Tracy Robertson says:

    Hi Karen, I really hope your diabetes goes away! That sounds like a nightmare and I couldn’t imagine having to give up chocolate. I hope you aren’t as addicted to it as I am! My boyfriend is always accusing me of being “old fashioned”, but I don’t think I am. I guess I have a few ways of doing things that I am stuck on, but they work for me so I don’t want to change, LOL!

  73. Nicole says:

    Recently, I have been loving earthy 90s throwback makeup styles, grungy smoky eyes, brown lips, and such.

  74. Susan T. says:

    Snorgle – This is what I call it when I snuggle with my cats and get right in their bellies with my nose in their fur!

  75. Paulina Rios says:

    My new year’s resolution is to finish college and get a job! Happy weekend!

  76. Julia Barkley says:

    Can’t believe we are 13 days from Christmas and we are going to have a high of 70 degrees here in KY!

  77. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen sorry to hear you have gestational diabetes, but your baby girl will thank you later for taking care of yourself & the baby! I had it too when I was pregnant with my daughter, but because of closely monitoring my blood sugar, diet, & exercise, the reward was a healthy baby. Prayers to you & baby girl!

  78. Katrina says:

    Something i wish would last longer… Hmm… My pre-pregnancy weight. LoL! I was 60lbs lighter because i got addicted to the gym but after 4 mos of working out i found out i was pregnant. Never went to my pre-preggo weight ever again. Lol
    Katrina recently posted … My Picosure Experience at Belo Medical Group

  79. Sandie says:

    My New Years resolution to buy less makeup and get to trying out all the stuff I bought this year!

  80. Emily C says:

    I really love the makeup from the first half of the 1900s. Timeless!

  81. Mo says:

    Kittybon- noun. A cat with heavenly characteristics. i.e. Tabs πŸ™‚

  82. auroragyps says:

    I’m happy to be back online after 11 months with no internet. o.O Missed you and Tabs.

  83. Susan Christy says:

    Yes, I’m old fashioned. And I wouldn’t get married again in a million years!

  84. Barbara says:

    Karen please do more tutorials! I absolutely love your makeup all the time !!

  85. Danyelle H says:

    My favorite era for makeup and hair is the 1940s, I love the classic look.

  86. Nuvia Jasso says:

    One of my NE resolutions about makeup is to make more intelligent choices buying makeup… Or maybe limit what I buy every month..

  87. Maria K says:

    I would never in a million years wear pastels! They just don’t go with my skintone πŸ˜‰

  88. Lisa Brown says:

    I like the makeup of the ’30s.

  89. Lynn T. says:

    I wish the nights would last longer…so i can sleep more.

  90. denise S says:

    Me and my crazy sisters made up the word “Pump” aka penis, lol.

  91. Jessica says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to eat better and be healthier before my husband and I try for a baby this year! Congrats on your bundle of joy!

  92. Kei says:

    Hi Karen, I decided to do the make up a word option. My word is fatite. That is I am fat (actually more like pear shape but fat compared to the fashion industry) and petite. lol ! A lot of times when clothes shopping the petites are made for tiny short people. What about the curvy & fat short people huh??? Also congrats to you

  93. Kathy M. says:

    May the year end with peace on earth, and the New Year bring comfort and health … Count every blessing.

    I’m not sure what I’d buy at Sephora.com but I do know I love picking out their great bonus samples <3 <3 <3

    Thank you so much, you are appreciated. Happy Holidays to all!

  94. Bertha says:

    I wish any given order of french fries I’ve ever had would last longer. Like, infinitely longer.

  95. Tania G says:

    I wish childhood would last longer. I can’t believe my ‘babies’ are so big already.

  96. Lulubelle says:

    I wish restful sleep lasted longer. I’ve been waking up during the night (shifting hormones), and now I realize how much I took a good night’s sleep for granted!

  97. Ginger G. says:

    My husband and I have started to eat better (starting a week ago, haha! πŸ™‚ We’ve been doing South Beach recipes… More lean meat, veggies, etc. I’ve been looking up their healthy desserts and snacks. They have a holiday book and there’s a seasoned nut recipe I want to try. Maybe you can find something there? πŸ™‚

  98. Rachel R. says:

    That gif of you flying around Sephora had been LMAO. I got weird looks from the hubby. *what-evah!* πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    I’m sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes. At least it’s temporary and easy to monitor. On the bright side, now you can say you have such a sweet baby girl, that she gave you diabetes. πŸ˜‰

  99. Krystle Thomas says:

    I have been accused of being an old lady in a young woman’s body!

  100. Icequeen81 says:

    The 1940 make up era is my fab , in some way I am old fashioned

    I believe in respect
    saying good morning/good afternoon /good night where I arrive
    saying thanks and No, Thank you.
    excuse me and sorry

  101. Rhoda K says:

    I’d never bungee jump!

  102. Sandy P says:

    So sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes. I was tested through each of my four pregnancies but was negative. Years later I have Type 2 diabetes. I am on metformin and the lowest dose so no problem. I rarely check my levels as I am so well controlled. I am sure you will be fine but so good that they found it. My last baby was 9 lbs 2 oz. so I guess it was no surprise to later be diagnosed.

    And I wish I could have a lipstick that would stay longer!!

  103. Cathy N says:

    Where’s the snow at nowadays? I live in northern Jersey and though winter hasn’t officially started (December 21st is the winter solstice), we usually get some snow by now!

  104. Lavender says:

    My new year’s resolution is to lose weight and keep it off!

  105. Sara says:

    I wish the weekend lasted longer! I could use the extra time to sleep and read your blog more often πŸ™‚

  106. Illy Junus says:

    I love the gif that make you flying on the top of Sephora, my new year resolution is always to lose weight which i am not doing it right…lol

  107. Jenna says:

    Something I wouldn’t do in a million years – give up wearing makeup forever! :O

  108. NFJ says:

    Best Era of Makeup has to be NOW! We can draw on all that has come before and go crazy.

  109. Wendy says:

    My New Year’s resolution – get into college! 😑 I’m in the middle of the college application process right now and it’s stressful!

  110. Jessie C. says:

    My new year’s resolution is to stay healthy.

  111. Maria says:

    Something I wouldn’t do in a million years – go to Sephora while intoxicated…I’d definitely be bankrupt by the next day! πŸ˜›

  112. zVintageFashionizta says:

    Karen, I’m so sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes diagnosis, I understand the difficulty of a restricted diet but just think of the wonderful prize at the end.

    Reminds me of when a friend of mine was given a restricted diet because she was borderline diabetic during her pregnancy, the doctor told her that she could not eat sugar and that included rice, she said “no rice, what do you mean no rice, I’m Puerto Rican!”

  113. Anna says:

    I wish movies lasted longer! I’d love to see more elaboration and exploration of character personalities. I feel like we lose some of the character depth that we get from movies when those movies are translated in film form….

  114. marlena says:

    I think the 60s-70s was some of the best time for makeup. Everything from makeup in rock and roll (i.e. makeup on men), graphic eyeliner and cut-creases, and and the glittery, smokey eyed sultry looks a la Studio 54.

  115. Qonrad says:

    My made up word: Glibble – that little goop of makeup that gets smeared onto the side of a tube of lipstick when someone puts on their lipstick in a rush!

  116. I wouldn’t sky dive in a million years.

  117. Emily says:

    Hope you enjoy the upcoming holidays and try out lots of new makeup! πŸ™‚

  118. Charlotte says:

    I’m going to help you by EATING ALL THE CHOCOLATE! No chocolate, no temptation πŸ˜€ You’re welcome!

  119. mrsshukra says:

    I wish Saturdays would last longer!

  120. Jamie says:

    Just discovered your blog today and I love all the fun, informative reviews of makeup! And I LOVE your cat!! πŸ™‚

  121. Catherine says:

    My favorite era of makeup is right now – the 2010s – because people are getting so creative and bold with their makeup! No matter how much or how little makeup someone wears, it’s all acceptable nowadays. Self-expression is a wonderful thing, and I love how we all celebrate it πŸ™‚

  122. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday! =D

  123. Karina says:

    Happy holidays! πŸ™‚

  124. Lesia says:

    New Year’s Resolution is to have a more balanced life.

  125. Erika says:

    I think the best era of makeup is-THIS ONE! We have all the good quality stuff, and we can imitate great looks from the past- or make up new ones! Go us! πŸ™‚

  126. Maria T says:

    I wished blushes and non drying lipsticks lated longer..

  127. Mary Babicki says:

    Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy and a Merry Christmas! PS- I went to Trader Joe’s today and they were out of our favorite vanilla cinnamon tea. πŸ™ But I bought lots of chocolate to cheer me up.

  128. Brittny Bauman says:

    Hi Pretty Lady! πŸ™‚ my New Years resolution is to focus on bettering myself and focus on not caring so much of what others think of me.. Learn to be confident in my own skin and not be so hard on myself, something everyone could do! πŸ™‚ Happy Holiday’s!!

  129. Anastassia says:

    Have a nice weekend!

  130. Stephanie says:

    Yikes. I’ve been eating SO much sugar lately – I wish you lots of luck figuring out a way to keep your blood sugar down! I am cheering you on!

  131. Sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes, Karen! I feel bad sometimes because I’ve been pretty terrible about moderation with this pregnancy yet sugar and blood pressure have been perfect. Lucky, I guess. Same thing first time around. Due date is tomorrow, nothing happening as of yet but since Colin was a week late, I’m not antsy. We’re still kind of scattered in the prep department and still haven’t given a ton of thought to a name, sigh.

    Recorded three videos today and that lack of moderation is really showing, man my face gets chunky with all this weight I’ve gained! Not sure how long of a break I’ll be taking from YouTube but not like it’s paying the bills. πŸ™‚
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Beauty Favorites – November 2015

  132. zVintageFashionizta says:

    Yes, I’m old fashioneded feminist and proud of it!
    My user name reflects my dating beliefs, my love for mid century home decor, my eclectic fashion style (mid-century mixed with classic and modern) & my age πŸ˜‰
    I like today’s makeup looks and hairstyles but my preference are the very ladylike (Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy) and the sexy (Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page) fashions and the mid-century hairstyles and simpler classic makeup looks.

  133. Sarah Sq. says:

    I wish fall would last longer!

  134. bindu says:

    karen so sorry to hear about the diabetes! Please take care! My favourite era of makeup is the 40s. I love the look of soft but defined features

  135. Lorraine says:

    healthy good wishes for you and baby- I am glad to hear you are being monitored and well cared for. My SIL had to go through it. Not fun but important to keep an eye on. Her outcomes were great, and she and her baby very healthy afterwards.

    Fave era of makeup has to be ’40s and ’50s. Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth glam cannot be beat. I wish I could do as much with as little- think of the limitations they had in makeup technology and products/brands available and what they were able to do with it!!! and it wasn’t just the starlets of the day who had the look down. look at photographs in family albums from the day and be amazed by all the regular women who knew their way around a pot of rouge and false lashes!!!

  136. Alix says:

    I, too, wish the weekends lasted longer!

  137. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen,

    Happy Saturday (hey Tabs). My prayers to you during your pregnancy love and this gestational diabetes thing. You sound like you’ve got in in check and that’s an awesome thing. It’s a pretty gloomy, rainy, Saturday in AZ so I’m enjoying it by watching movies and drinking Peppermint Bark coffee (w/ a splash of Peppermint mocha SF creamer). It’s delish.

    What’s your favorite era of makeup?

    Definitely the 60’s. There is so much emphasis on the eyes back then (much like today) and they were creative with the lines and the liner.

    Would you say you’re old fashioned?

    To a degree. I mean I’m not totally out of touch with the current times, but some things from our parents and grandparents past shouldn’t be forgotten.

    Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

    I do not have any resolutions , because I don’t want to disappoint myself when I don’t fulfill it (or them). Instead I’ll take one day at a time. Mini goals I call them.

    Something you wouldn’t do in a million years?

    Any extra curricular activity that could result in my death if done wrong.

  138. Kathy T says:

    I’m so happy that the holidays are just around the corner!

  139. Maria says:

    Take care of yourself and baby girl. You seem to have an excellent attitude about it. I wished nights lasted longer…morning comes so quickly!

  140. Chelsea says:

    I wish animal lives lasted longer! Nothing wrong with my babies right now, but in general.

  141. Lynda says:

    i think i’m less old fashioned than i look, if that makes sense…

  142. Olivia M says:

    I am definitely the opposite of old fashioned!

  143. Jenn says:

    I am happy it’s almost the holidays but sad because its going to be over soon!!!

  144. quimerula says:

    Another vote for longer living pets.

  145. Elizabeth says:

    The 1940’s makeup is my FAVORITE! πŸ™‚

  146. Cindy says:

    Something I wouldn’t do in a million years? Go on amusement park rides! FUGGEDABOUDIT, I’m the motion sickness queen!

  147. buckycatt says:

    K & T – Just got the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons collection. Pretty shades! Sooo many good deals this time of year!

  148. Isabelle says:

    I definitely wish that Christmas lasted longer. It’s my favorite time of the year! What’s not to love about hot chocolate, christmas lights, and snow?

  149. Lydia says:

    I think makeup from the 1940’s looks so awesome!

  150. E. Jones says:

    Something you wouldn’t do in a million years?

    Eat coleslaw again………Eeeeeeehhhhhhhwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!
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  151. MelodyJ says:

    I finally am getting my room clean.

  152. Karleena says:

    I think I love the makeup era happening now the most… besides the overly structured eyebrow obsession!

  153. April Page says:

    From one GD Mama to another, you got this!! It will all be worth it when you see her cute face.

  154. Frances says:

    Need to go to trader joes for more Christmas treats!

  155. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Pricking your finger 4 times a day doesn’t sound like to much fun! Hope it goes away!

  156. judyo says:

    healthythy: after a bad few weeks, one spent in the hospital, my new word means thy hopes to be healthy in the next year. and to have a gift certificate to spend at sephora. thanks for this chance

  157. Susan Parker says:

    Needles…ugh! I feel for you. I hope all goes well for you and Baby Girl.

  158. Jasmine says:

    Live your blog and congrats on your pregnancy.
    I had gestational diabetes as well but mine began when I was 3 months along. Luckily I followed the food guidelines and my baby was is fine.
    Best of luck!

  159. Inspersia says:

    My favorite era of makeup is the current time, where anything goes and makeup can be applied according to personal preference rather than trend.

  160. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    I have had suuuuuch a long day!

  161. Aury says:

    My favorite makeup era has to be now! In the past, it seems like there was always one definitive makeup trend. Now, I feel like we have more freedom to express ourselves individually.

  162. Sherry says:

    Happy Holidays Karen!! I have to say that I’m very old fashioned. On another note, something I wouldn’t do in a million years, is jump out of a plane. That’a right…no sky diving for me. LOL!!

  163. Dawn says:

    I love makeup and fashion from the 50s and 60s. Everything was so unabashedly feminine. It’s not really my aesthetic but it’s so pretty.

  164. Em C. says:

    I’m new to your webpage – ran across it while searching for a Mac lipstick review. I have the same coloring as you so I watch what you wear so I know what it will look like on me. Thank you!

  165. Oli says:

    I haven’t exercised in a million year

  166. I wish mascara lasted longer.

  167. em says:

    i don’t like to set any new years resolutions because it never lasts more than a month so what I usually do is if I want to start a change, I do it at that point instead of waiting for the new year

  168. Virginia says:

    Sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes. I hope you have a healthy tiny the rest of the pregnancy, and it sounds like you’re doing all the right things. Just remember, makeup makes a great sugar-free treat!

  169. Patricia says:

    Christmas wish list Tarte tartelette and Too Faced boudoir palettes

  170. Monica says:

    My new years resolution is to stay on the path of getting healthier!

  171. Ellen says:

    I don’t usually make resolutions, but I’m trying to spend less money on things. Does that count?

  172. McWoo says:

    Hey Karen! Sorry to hear about your GDM diagnosis… hope that this will also be temporary. They say that those who have GDM are at higher risk for getting type 2 diabetes. 😣

    If I had to choose what I would not do in a million years, it’s probably to not eat some pretty crazy delicacies that are out there around the world. I’m adventurous to a certain degree. Ant soup is not one of them.

  173. Abby says:

    I love your blog Karen, specially since I have the same skin tone as you! Keep the posts coming

  174. Lisa says:

    Karen – so sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes. Can’t wait to hear about your happy healthy baby in the new year tho!

  175. MsAnne says:

    I am really sleepy…

  176. JackieC says:

    Never in a million years will I give up eating chips and chocolate after work each day. I hope everything works out for you and baby girl!

  177. Lisa Foster says:

    I’m old fashioned about certain things like etiquette. I still believe in hand written thank you notes (not email) and not being absorbed in looking at a phone when I’m with other people, I think it’s rude. I realize most people these days think those things are fine, and wouldn’t agree with me.

  178. Cha says:

    My new year’s resolution is to manage my time more effectively. My usual routine has been shaken up a bit this year and it’s kinda overwhelming. I aim to sort that out next year. πŸ™‚

  179. Tessafdl says:

    Being diabetic myself totally understand what you’re going through. Just remember to change up where you prick your fingers…

  180. Terri says:

    I wish that weekends and evenings lasted longer! As much as I like my students, I always feel like there’s too much to do during my “off hours” and not enough time.

  181. maria says:

    My favorite era of make up is 80’s.

  182. Christina says:

    I hope you feel better!

  183. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’m not old fashioned at all.

  184. Kecia S. says:

    I agree that weekends should last longer. This 5:2 ratio is for the birds!

    My favorite makeup era has to be the pinup look of the 40s & 50s…classic & timeless.

  185. renu says:

    I wouldn’t bungee-jump in a million, for a million!

  186. Denise S says:

    I wish summer lasted longer. I’m not a winter person at all.

  187. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, hope you are having a great weekend. I have two kids, 5 and 18 months on christmas day. I had gestational diabetes with my daughter, the youngest, and it was no fun! But I didn’t know I had it until I was in the hospital delivering her. I also had preeclampsia, blood pressure issues. She was born at 33 weeks but like I said she will be 18 months on christmas!

  188. leah says:

    It’s so sweet of you to be having a giveaway and being so generous with your readers – despite being pregnant AND dealing with the holiday season. I’ve been really struggling with my skin lately, and have been having a hell of a time finding products that help and that I can afford. I have a huge Sephora shopping basket so you can imagine what 50 free dollars would do for my spirits! All my best to you and your family, hope you feel better soon. Xxx

  189. Amber says:

    I went in a road trip with my husband and left the kids with my parents this weekend! So nice for a little break.

  190. Lori P says:

    I’m a T2 Diabetic and it’s no fun. What is worse is now I am sick with Strep Throat!

  191. BooBooNinja says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes.
    Here’s to a healthy holiday season!

  192. alice says:

    I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes too. It sucked so much! The only thing that kept me on the diet was the fear that I was going to have to deliver a 9+ pound baby. I ate a lot of peanut butter on wheat toast and greek yogurt and chicken. I recommend getting the greek yogurt and adding in some cherries from the frozen fruit section. Beef and turkey jerky makes good snacks too. Cheddar cheese too. So after all that effort, I ended up delivering a 7lb 3oz baby. Yay!

  193. Shannon says:

    The 30s! For make up and Victorian for hair πŸ™‚

  194. Vanna says:

    Wish Christmas Day would last longer given how much we prepare for it πŸ™

  195. Jamie says:

    My New Year’s resolutions include using all of my emojis at least once and getting team heart healthy.

    You’ll kick gestational diabetes butt!

  196. Katrina says:

    Yes I would say that I’m old fashioned. I’m very traditional. I’m not the norm these days.

  197. Alexis says:

    My favorite makeup era was the 40’s. I’m a huge fan of old movies and I always admire the simple and classy makeup :).

  198. Ambritt says:

    Hi Karen sorry to hear about the diagnosis. Hopefully you’ll have a healthy pregnancy ☺️ And I wish a tank of gas lasted longer and okay the weekend too!

  199. Isabel V says:

    One of my closest friends had gestational diabetes! She spent most of her pregnancy bookmarking all kinds of recipes for tasty pastries and watching Food Network baking shows, haha. She was completely back to normal IMMEDIATELY after delivery, so have El Hub stand by with a box of those cookies when Baby Girl makes her debut!

  200. annalisa says:

    can’t wait to hear about the new Mac products! <3

  201. Michelle says:

    Something I wouldn’t do in a million years: sky dive or bungee jump. No thanks, not my idea of a good time @ all.
    I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Keep doing what you’re doing though. Take care.

  202. Analy Rodriguez says:

    Ohh the typical resolution..to be healthier, eat better and exercise more haha let’s see how it goes

  203. chandani jain says:

    My new year resolution is give education to children free who can’t afford tuition , well I already started with 2 children I hope I could help more children in the future .happy holidays πŸ™‚

  204. Loris Ayoub says:

    Hello Karen….I could say I am old fashioned. I married to the love of my life while I was a Virgen so that says it all….at 26 lol…it was worth waiting because you get to have that special bon with your husband.

  205. Becky says:

    Oh boooooooo for gestational diabetes. Hope you feel loads better soon!

    I’m in Madagascar for Christmas this year. It’s 80% humidity and 99F. Waaahhhh!!! I’m from Scotland! It’s 32F there!!!

  206. Ami says:

    I had GD with both of my pregnancies. It will most likely last until baby girl is born. Take good care of yourself and baby girl. Eating without having your sugars spike is painful but it can be done. Good luck!

  207. bilqees bano says:

    My new year’s resolutions is to find new job.

  208. Mary W says:

    Old fashioned? Never. I try hard to never have that word applied to me.

  209. Allyson Dunfee says:

    I wish the holiday season landed a bit longer as people seam to b in the giving spirit and all around happier .

  210. Amy Z. says:

    I am somewhat old fashioned. I like the old way of doing things sometimes.

  211. Alona Y says:

    The first made up word I thought of was “snogglebosh” – my husband said it’s what the dwarves from LOTR call getting tangled up together in some comical fashion… LOL.

  212. Jennifer says:

    I wish that summer lasted longer here in NH.
    I don’t usually make resolutions but I’m going to try to start going to bed earlier.

  213. Deb says:

    I wish the show LOST lasted longer. Best show ever.

    Thanks for the chance at this prize. Hope you do ok with the sugar testing. I’m sure that’s no fun.

  214. Kay says:

    Hope you get better :c

  215. Jan Kelley says:

    Karen, I sure hope that gestational diabetes goes away after the birth of your baby. What a nuisance! I sure hope you are otherwise feeling well. xx

  216. Lesley says:

    I like the makeup of the late 60s, early 70s. It was all about eyes.

  217. genesis says:

    New Years Resolution: keep up with laundry
    Favorite Makeup Era: Lana del Rey? 70’s?
    Way to rolling with the newa about gestational diabetes! You go girl!!!

  218. Erica says:

    I don’t think a bowl of Ippudo ramen should ever end.

  219. Anne Salas says:

    I wish…well, I wish I could read books longer, so that way, I don’t feel like losing a friend every time I finish a book. #firstworldproblems

  220. Claudia Davis says:

    Even though it was nice out this weekend, I spent today snuggling with my cat Slippers. Is that so wrong?

  221. Stacy Z says:

    I wish weekends would last longer. Three day weekends would be ideal πŸ™‚

  222. Lizett J says:

    My niece and sister-in-law both had gestational diabetes. They had to be really careful what they ate and no sweets. My sister-in-law followed the rules to a T and once baby was born, neither her nor baby had the diabetes. My niece on the other hand wasn’t as careful and after baby was born, baby was ok, but now my niece has diabetes. I know cravings are awful but try to take care of yourself and baby!! all the luck! πŸ™‚

  223. Paol Trenny says:

    The same resolutions for the last five years – to lose weight and get back in shape.

  224. Jessica says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  225. Mira Gutoff says:

    I love the makeup in 40s-era movies, and wish I was better at replicating it.

  226. Toan tran says:

    So, I got banned for a week on Instagram from making any comments to mine or others. They also made me changed password too! 😑

  227. Ellen says:

    Happy Holidays! I would have to say my favorte era of makeup was post WW2- late 1940’s, 1950’s. Same with fashion; IMO, that was the peak.

  228. Ellen says:

    Happy Holidays!

  229. Dana C. says:

    Just got back from London yesterday, and seriously made some damage buying tons of makeup! The purchase I’m most excited about is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette πŸ˜€

  230. Ms. Elise says:

    I am definitely not old-fashioned.

  231. Isabella says:

    I wish summer lasted longer, and the comments tell me I’m not the only one πŸ˜‰

  232. Alexis says:

    Sorry to hear that…my BP jumped super high at the end of both of my pregnancies! The first time I was induced my doctor said I was her first patient with that high of BP…um, thanks? Hang in there. It’ll all be over soon!

  233. ann b says:

    my resolution is to be more adventurous.

  234. Amanda says:

    I hope that I can go out and splurge on a bunch of makeup I’ve been eyeing on in sephora and ulta this season! There’s so many things that I want!

  235. Anastasia T. says:

    my new year’s resolution: Start eating healthier food

  236. Laurinha says:

    Hey Karen, sorry about the gestacional diabetes. Take care of yourself, and baby girl!
    Have a nice weekend!

  237. Miyoko says:

    I had GD with my second child. I had to take medication at night to help keep my sugar levels down. I had gained a TON of weight with my first born so it definitely helped me kick start healthier eating habits the last 2 trimesters with my second child. I actually lost weight each month which I thought was strange but my dr was fine with it. My son came out a healthy 6lb baby boy. And my diabetes was gone after my pregnancy.

    Something I definitely wish lasted longer is my babies staying little as my oldest is now 10 and going into middle school next year. So not ready for that!!

  238. Daria says:

    I think I’m very old fashioned comparing to people at my age:)

  239. Shumaila says:

    My new year resolution is to continue my further studies n get teaching job.
    Best wishes for your health.

  240. Maren says:

    My fave era for makeup is now. We have more & better options than ever. More colors & formulas, & the internet makes it easier to find.
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  241. leya says:

    Favourite makeup era has to be the 20s. I love the bright red lips and the emphasis on long dark lashes. So gorgeous!

  242. Nancy says:

    Sending you much love and baby too! I always wished that first morning coffee would longer πŸ˜‰

  243. Kris says:

    I wish Spring and Fall lasted longer. My husband has 3 brothers and if they plan a day together and one of the wives comes along, they say “it’s on toast”…lol not sure how they came up with thatbut pretty funny.

  244. Wayne says:

    Happy Holidays!

  245. Maria K says:

    Yesterday i received my second liquid lipstick as the range is very limited here in Germany. It’s from theBalm and the colour is “Comitted”. I love it sooo much πŸ™‚ I hope we will get more of a variety here in the coming months.

  246. Maritza says:

    My resolution for 2016 is to live in the present and throughly enjoy my time with my family. I also want to learn French and how to play a guitar.

  247. Mary says:

    Oh, so sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes – hope it goes away after the baby is born. Love your daily posts.

  248. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    Something I wouldn’t do a in a million years is eat bugs, LOL! πŸ™‚

  249. Rina says:

    I wish time with my kids lasted longer. So savor it….

  250. Melly says:

    I am probably the furthest thing from old fashioned. I really love being a modern women, and mostly eschew anything old fashioned. Except for the occasional vintage piece of clothing, lol.

  251. Jennifer M-K says:

    Something you wish lasted longer? – Vacations for sure!

  252. Preena says:

    Seeing the cover pic with Karen flying made my day!!! πŸ™‚

  253. Nathalia says:

    I don’t consider myself to be old fashioned, but I sure love to drink them!

  254. Rebecca says:

    Definitely the weekend. We need three days at least!

  255. Bridget says:

    I like to set intentions rather than make formal resolutions. They feel more flexible and fun. One of my intentions for 2016 is to devote time each day to connecting with friends and family.

  256. Sienna says:

    I wish there were more time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I feel like it flies by too fast!

  257. Tuhina Dayal says:

    The weekend is coming to an end way too fast! Boo!

  258. Deanna says:

    I’m old fashioned in certain ways.

  259. Jules says:

    Hullo, Karen, Tabs and Baby Girl!

    I’m so sorry to hear about the gestational diabetes thing! πŸ™ Hopefully it goes away right quick.

    Speaking of cat eyes, have you tried Charlotte Tilbury’s “Cat Eyes To Hypnotize”? It’s an eyeshadow and eyeliner duet that was inspired by actual cats! I have the one for green eyes and it’s awesome.

    What a week! I’m currently working full time and while it’s going well for the most part, I got hit by a quick change scam artist and lost $80 yesterday. My boss assured me it’s fine, but I still feel terrible about it! The worst part is, he hit another store a few days ago and the person working there didn’t think it was worth telling anyone. Siiiiigh. Oh, well, only four days left before I get a week off!

  260. Nancy Q says:

    My aunt also had gestational diabetes, it went away later. I am thinking about face masks today! Ones at sephora and Korean ones elsewhere at some point.

  261. Jennifer says:

    I wish my birthday lasted longer then a day!

  262. Anka says:

    The weekend could always be a little bit longer XD
    I think the best era for make up is now…you can wear what ever you want and you could change it everyday, too. There are so many personalities that take the look of an era and turn to their own these days.

  263. Leila says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your gestational diabetes, though it will make your pregnancy a little tougher, it will make the day you hold your little one all the more special! Stay healthy mama! Thank you for the chance to win xoxo

  264. TrippyPixie says:

    I love makeup from the ’20s (except for eyebrows). The clothes from that era are also fantastic.

  265. Coline T. says:

    I think my favorite makeup era is 50s. Beautiful and glamorous!

  266. Aurelie Red says:

    I don’t really have any New Year’s resolutions…
    Maybe going to gym more often but…

  267. Cathy says:

    I wish vacations and weekends would last longer! They always seem to fly by.

  268. Kalli Melis says:

    I am not so much old-fashioned, but rather more towards routine…. I like to eat the same things when I go to specific places, I like similar ways of doing my make-up (mostly just change my eyeliner, no so much the colours I wear) and tend to prefer the same drinks.

  269. anusha says:

    I’m quite traditional. .beauty n fashion trends pass by but i’m usually too busy or can’t be bothered to notice and try them..

    I wish that lasts more than 5min before turning into an oil slick..

    New year resolutions- to grow up, be strong , be more assertive, less scared to voice my opinions, be more confident, more patient, to learn how to talk to get my way, to be less selfish.

    Something i will never do in a million years-hmmmm.. i can’t think of anything worthwhile right now.. maybe never wear transparent revealing clothes. . Lol..

  270. Christina alphabet says:

    I wish the walking dead seasons lasted longer! The anticipation of the series start is always ruined by that mid season break that creeps up in a blink of an eye. Oh and being up here in Canada, I wish summer lasted longer.

  271. Marisela Bennett says:

    New’s year resolution to get on back to college and finish my RN program. I took time off due to having my second child then because my husband was working on his degree. But no 2016 is my year to take care of my education can’t wait!!

  272. Trillina Palemi says:

    I can never have enough makeup!

  273. Bunny says:

    My comment? I only read two beauty blogs. Firstly yours, which is purrrrrrrfect and The Beauty Proffesor. Your humor and kitty love mixed with detailed product reviews make your blog a near daily for me. Keep meowing on soul sister.

    And I love all beauty eras because it is all fun! A very very favorite would be the glamorous 1940s of Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner. And the Belle Γ‰poque of Paris- Moulin Rouge peeps!

  274. Sydney Fleekop says:

    My new years goal is to find my perfect winter foundation

  275. Sylvia says:

    I’m not old fashioned except about manners. It drives me nuts that people don’t say excuse me.

  276. Alice says:

    I like the super heavy eyeliner from the 60s. I watched Man from UNCLE and loved everything about the style.

  277. vio.j says:

    New years resolution learn better time management!

  278. Karen says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to stop doing everything for my kids. They are 18 and 20 and I’m still too involved in helping them make all their decisions. I need to step back and let them figure things out for themselves.

  279. Sarah says:

    I wouldn’t sky dive in a million years!

  280. Justine says:

    My new years beauty resolution is to shop my stash and only buy what I need. I’m well stocked at the moment due to holiday sales and if I’m smart I won’t need much next year!

  281. Tiffany says:

    Best wishes on your pregnancy!!

  282. Sarah W says:

    I guess I like the 60s!

  283. Andrea says:

    Hope you are feeling well Karen πŸ™‚

    My favourite era of make-up: Definitely the 20s! Red lips galore!
    New Year’s resolutions: To only buy makeup that I need… I have more makeup to last a lifetime! (My boyfriend agrees lol)

    Have a good day!

  284. Charlene says:

    Take care, Karen!!

  285. CK says:

    I would never go bungee jumping or sky diving!

  286. Rachel says:

    I wish money would last longer! I swear, I just buy food and gas and *poof* it’s all gone!! >,<

  287. jeanie says:

    I think I am more into skincare as opposed to makeup nowadays, but still love makeup. πŸ™‚

  288. Allison says:

    my new year’s resolution is to put a little effort in, rather than go without a stitch of makeup every day. Have an interview for a promotion later this week, and if I get it I want to reward myself with some nice products to do that with! Best of luck with your health (and baby’s!)

  289. Diana says:

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis! Best of luck with your pregnancy <3

  290. brittany says:

    i love ren wake cream!

  291. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  292. Kimberly says:

    My new year’s resolution is to start cooking more and eating healthier πŸ™‚

  293. Shelley says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that you have gestational diabetes! I have a 5 month old niece and I just bought her a crazy amount of cute stuff at Hanna Andersson. So cute and they’re having a great sale. I think this calls for cute baby clothes for baby girl.

  294. BlackAsphodel says:

    Something you wish lasted longer? Mascara, it only lasts me for about a month.

  295. Yelena says:

    Welp, at least you’re not to terrified of needles and pointy things that you need to get someone else to do the blood test for you while you look away!

  296. Becky H says:

    Would love to have this in addition to my new VIB status!

  297. Marina says:

    Bummed to read about the finger pricking anxiety!! Fingers crossed the it’s a temporary thing. I’m looking forward to wrapping gifts! I love it.

  298. Jasmine says:

    Im just now getting into makeup so this is a great start!

  299. Luv Jaime says:

    Christmas Eve baby here! Hoping I can snag an extra present this year πŸ˜‰ one draw back of christmas babies? One present for christmas and birthday :/

  300. Melanie says:

    My New Years resolution is to spend smarter when purchasing makeup!

  301. Priya says:

    My new year’s resolution is to spend less money on shopping! I might have a problem πŸ˜›

  302. Pinky says:

    Something I wish lasted longer? The weekend! I have to go to work in a few hours πŸ™ but hey gotta pay the bills some way

  303. Lilly says:

    My favorite makeup time is now, with the focus on skin and individual beauty!

  304. I am somewhat old fashioned in the way that we celebrate Christmas in our home. I tend to stick to the way my parents did things when I was little on Christmas morning.

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  305. Lauren says:

    I can’t wait to try the new Bobbi Brown OMG Mascara! I hope you do a review of it.

  306. Sara says:

    I wish my attention span regarding studying was longer!

  307. Jacqueline C says:

    I wish the days lasted a little longer. More time to sleep and more time to get things done, though I suspect I still wouldn’t get enough sleep.

  308. Tiffany says:

    I’m still stalking the charlotte tilbury lipstick set but is it really worth $305?!?!?

  309. Frank says:

    A new years resolution … to make 2016 more interesting, maybe. Don’t think I could really keep that, though 😑

  310. Emily says:

    I’m a sucker for 80s makeup. Not super extreme, but sort of romantic – like something someone with fluffy hair and nice blouses would wear in a rom com. I’m also pretty into the nineties being back because I like the natural vibe. And I totally just bought some Besame lipstick so I can try Agent Carter’s 40s vibe.

  311. Allison Kiste says:

    I wish the cold lasted longer. We had about one day and that was it. I’m waiting for it to finally feel like Christmas.

  312. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

    Like so many others I wish we had a three day weekend I really believe it would greatly improve quality of life for people and families as a whole.

  313. Tracy Le says:

    My new year resolution is to save up enough to travel.

  314. Ana Huerta says:

    For a New Years resolution I would like to get fit for my sake, also so I can get healthier and feel more confident. Hopefully it works out!

  315. Katherine says:

    Finals week!

  316. Melinda says:

    Sex and the city is something I still mourn and miss daily I wish it would have lasted for 10 more years πŸ˜©πŸ˜…

  317. Valerie C. says:

    Ever since the Newtown tragedy (I lived 10 minutes away at the time) I do at least one random act of kindness a day. So, it will be my New Year’s resolution again. I want to give happiness to others.

  318. Aarti says:

    One of my new years resolutions are to actually use and enjoy the things I already have, especially with my makeup collection. I recently made several purchases (thanks Sephora sales!) and want to take some time to play around with them and figure out new looks to add to the ones I routinely do.

  319. Maria says:

    Happy Holidays!

  320. BB says:

    I wish you a safe rest of pregnancy/delivery Karen!

  321. Monica says:

    I wish childhood and teenage years lasted longer.

  322. heather wesley says:

    I love everything from the roaring 20’s, so yes I’d say I’m old fashioned.

  323. Vipattra says:

    I love the 50s hollywood glamour look a la Marilyn Monroe

  324. Tiara H. says:

    I’ve always loved makeup, but now I’ve really become obsessed with having different collections or pieces, and do much of my shopping in Sephora. I’m a huge Urban Decay fan and I’d love for my collection to grow. Me and my friends often find ourselves stuck in Sephora for quite a bit of time, just swatching or sampling–it’s all a lot of fun!

  325. Clemence says:

    Love the holiday season!

  326. Melissa says:

    One more week and I’m on vacation!

  327. Terri says:

    I would say I’m old fashioned when it comes to beauty and style. I love a wearable daytime look – anything Audrey Hepburn inspired!

  328. Lizzie says:

    I really wish mascara would last longer

  329. brenda disimone says:

    I think i have a addiction to sephora i shop there weekly and spend so much !

  330. Yunie Henoek says:

    My new year resolution is hopefully getting pregnant. πŸ™‚

    Stay healthy and happy for you and the baby!

  331. Julie says:

    My New Years Resolution is to eat less sugar, which is already breaking my heart…
    Julie recently posted … Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour: Rouge Louboutin

  332. Linda says:

    It makes me so sad to think you won’t be eating the dark chocolate stars this year. I think they won’t expire until July – maybe you can buy some now to enjoy later?

  333. Kathy Bui says:

    I’m so excited to go to DC and New York over the holidays, and some makeup shopping money wouldn’t be bad!

  334. sarah says:

    My New Year’s resolution is to look 27 again.

  335. Connie says:

    I would love to have my computer’s battery lasting longer.

  336. Kim says:

    Darn it! I know it’s going to be fine but I’m sorry you have to go through all the daily pricking. πŸ™ As you say, it’s temporary and for a good cause but I was still hoping you’d be able to bypass all that. Hang in there – only 3 more months! πŸ™‚

  337. Natalie Hoffman says:

    Hi there! I’m an aspiring beauty blogger from South Africa. By this I mean, I’m a science student with a secret fetish for all things beauty!
    I work on farms where there are tons of snakes, in muddy fields, terribly hot summer sun, very unsexy field gumboots and overalls.

    Lemme tell you… when I get home, I strip that all off and my alter ego comes out. If someone asks me where all my student money went, I say on my face!

    We actually don’t have Sephora here, and unfortunately they don’t accept SA credit cards, nor do they ship here or forward to shipping companies. This gift voucher would help me FINALLY purchase something gorgeous from Sephora that I can keep in my overall pocket on dreary trips. Sneak a peek, chuckle on the inside, have a little tΓͺte-Γ -tΓͺte, and carry on with my day!

  338. Nikolina says:

    No, I wouldn’t say I’m old fashioned… πŸ˜€

  339. veronica lee says:

    I guess you can say I’m old fashioned.

  340. Jennifer says:

    I had the most successful first semester!

  341. Wendy says:

    I wish my iphone baterry would last longer :-/

  342. Kristy says:

    I have tried and failed so many times over the years – biggest reason why? I just wasn’t ready.
    Am I ready now? YES.
    I’m ready to spend more time with my children since I won’t be stepping outside once every hour to have a cigarette.
    I’m ready to be back in control of my on life.
    I’m ready to stop the advanced ageing of my skin.
    I’m ready to get healthy.
    So – the cigarettes go into the trash at Midnight New Years Day.
    I’m actually looking forward to it!

  343. Tasha says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy! Praying for a safe and healthy delivery fro mama & baby <3

  344. Vidya says:

    I’m sorry about the diabetes πŸ™ I’m 23 but still terrified of needles (I pass out when I get shots/blood tests).

    My resolution is to get healthy & take care of myself more.

  345. Yesenya says:

    I would never go on a roller coaster

  346. Nikki says:

    Hey Karen,
    Sorry to hear about that. But do not worry, its a temporary thing.

    My new year resolution is to eat and stay healthy and enjoy time with my baby.

    Happy Monday Karen and Tabs!

  347. Tina says:

    New Years Resolution: relax more, stress less, buy more make up, be a little less grumpy, eat healthy, start my own beauty blog πŸ™‚

  348. christina p says:

    I can’t believe this is the middle of December. I am ready for the holidays to start!

  349. Casey says:

    I wish a good night’s sleep lasted longer!

  350. Efrain says:

    Hopefully diabetes will be temporary so don’t worry.

    I was thinking about the rude word “chingar” but it has a dictionary by its own.

  351. Josie says:

    Hope you have a super fabulous holiday season πŸ™‚

  352. sandi segursky says:

    Air, food, water, shelter and Sephora. Need I say More. (I hope this is not a duplicate I posted it earlier and could not find it)

  353. sandi segursky says:

    Air, Food, Shelter, Water and Sephora….need I say more?

  354. Anica Wang says:

    My new years resolution is to spare more time for my family!

  355. Van says:

    I wish Christmas vacation was longer than 10 days! πŸ™‚

  356. Jordi says:

    I do not think that anything would get me to jump out of an airplane. Ever. No matter how many extra parachute cords there were!

  357. Jordan says:

    I wish weekends lasted longer.

  358. Danielle says:

    I just bought black liquid eyeliner for the first time and am excited to try some cat eyes!

  359. Pamela Haddad says:

    Sorry you are having to deal with that! Hopefully you’ll be back to better health after baby girl arrives! Does Tabs know something is up yet? My friend was just telling me how protective her sister’s little dog was with her pregnant belly. But after the baby was born, he hides when the baby cries. Too funny! Hope Tabs can make the transition without too much drama. πŸ™‚

  360. Sanam says:

    I really like the makeup of the 60s with the cat-eye and nude lips!

  361. Edie says:

    I ordered a Morphe 35O palette and had it sent to my parents’ house; I can’t wait to play with it over my Christmas break!! Hopefully, it’ll fulfill all of my neutral eye needs. :3

  362. Princess says:

    Love the way actresses wore their makeup during Hollywood’s Golden era.

  363. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I hope you got to pick up something fun at Sephora with the recent $20/$25 off coupon. I finally snagged the KvD Shade & Light eye palette and I’m so excited to start using it! πŸ™‚

  364. Kuz says:

    I think the 20s (followed closely by the 30s) were such gorgeous years for makeup and beauty in general – so glamorous!

  365. Sophia says:

    I would never skinny dip.

  366. Liberty says:

    Hard enough trying to figure out what to buy for Christmas gifts the harder part is still to come. WRAPPING!

  367. Kimberly B says:

    I’m not sure what era of makeup I like because I like the totally natural look, nude basics, but I love a good mascara.

  368. arijana birston says:

    i got a sephora gift card from kris kringle at my work christmas party and i went shopping right after dinner

  369. Ayesha says:

    For the new year I plan to use up makeup products before I purchase new ones.

  370. Iman Johnson says:

    Ok, I’ll admit it…highlighters are my addiction!

  371. Albertina says:

    I’ve had gestational diabetes during both pregnancies (I was 42 and 44). Apart from a superfluous amount of amniotic fluid, there were no other side effects. Both babies came a bit early (one with 37 weeks, the other with 38), but they were both in good health and with an average weight. So, don’t worry. Just be a little careful with what you eat.

  372. Nosheen says:

    I wish my bottles of foundation lasted longer. Does that count? Hehe, I go through foundation like candy…Love it, need it, will always continue buying it. I like knowing that I can just throw some on and all my tiredness, minor imperfections can be covered. It’s a real confidence booster. #TheAddictionIsReal

    Btw congratulations on your pregnancy. It’s been 5 years since I was last pregnant, but I remember it like it was yesterday. So excited for ya. Sorry to hear about the GD. Good luck in general!

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