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


OK, is it raining there as much as it’s raining here? — because I swear, we haven’t gone more than three days without rain in, like…I don’t even know how long. This El NiΓ±o character is awfully insistent about his rain.


Rise and shine, morning glory! πŸ™‚ Rain or shine, it’s Caturday!

Poor Tabs… He hasn’t gone outside for a walk in days, and he has some tabby depression about it. He hates the rain. Well…he’s confused by it, because the sound and the movement of the water fires him up, but then when he goes outside in it, he realizes that it’s all wet and cold and annoying, and he wants nothing to do with it.

I also think he blames me for the weather, like it’s all my fault and I’m dropping the ball as his professional pet assistant. “What!? What the hell is this WET stuff!? It’s EVERYWHERE! Girl, you are doing a terrible job managing my wants and needs!”

In other news, I have a fun-filled weekend of baby growing and grocery shopping lined up. Yup, the excitement never stops at Casa de MBB. It’s a thrill a minute, LOL! I hope you’re doing something fun.

Good luck in the giveaway! Meg here won earlier this month. I wonder what she’s gonna get…


  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).



  • Enter by leaving a comment below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Have you ever walked on a frozen lake?
    • Do you believe in the notion of “the good old days”?
    • How do you dress to impress?
    • Who’s a good trendsetter in your estimation?
    • What was your best makeup purchase of 2015?
    • __________ totally needs to do a makeup collaboration with __________!
  • One entry per person.
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. toni cook says:

    Natural skin matters and I think your Nars Matte Velvet Skin Tint is the key. Thank you for your YT review and the swatches…ordering now!!!

  2. Niki T. says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 would be the TooFaced Chocolate Bon Bons palette.

  3. JUVY says:

    I’m enjoying a 4 day weekend! I have lots of naps to catch up on.
    JUVY recently posted … Zoya Whispers Transitional Eastyn Nail Polish swatches

  4. Jen J says:

    I grew up on Lake Erie, and we did sometimes walk out onto the lake while frozen. And, of course if, our parents weren’t around to catch us! Ah, the good old days! Would never let my kids do that. Best makeup related purchase was Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector.

  5. Gigi says:

    I miss the good old days per- contouring/strobing/baking etc!! I can’t get the hang of it & it’s frustrating!!!

  6. Merri says:

    I’m obsessed with the Star Wars lipsticks. It’s an issue. I’m obsessed with Star Wars though, so there’s that.

  7. Aviva says:

    I’m still working on my application to be one of your interns! I really hope it works out πŸ™‚

  8. Maria says:

    I’ve never even seen a frozen lake πŸ™

  9. Alix says:

    Terrible head cold. A win would sure help me feel better!

  10. Becky says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 was discovering Nivea men sensitive post shave balm is the BEST primer for my oily skin that I have EVER USED…. And it costs Β£2.50! Bargain!!

  11. Flora says:

    I am a neutral-eyeshadow-palette-aholic. There! The first step is admitting the problem right? πŸ˜€

    But I have newly discovered the world of lipsticks! My best purchase of 2015 would be my burberry lipsticks. Love them!

  12. Ellie says:

    Best purchase of 2015: it’s a toss-up between MAC Face and Body foundation, which makes my skin look perfect, and Urban Decay’s Naked Finishing Powder, which keeps it that way.

  13. Eileen says:

    In 2015 I was happy to discover theBalm’s Bahama Mama, which shows up on my skin tone much better than Benefit Hoola.

  14. Camille says:

    hmmmm, best 2015 beauty purchase…..it’d have to be bobbi brown’s art stick. it goes on well, and the formula is great. thanks for the opportunity, karen & tabs!

  15. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake.

  16. Lydia says:

    I am too afraid to walk on a frozen lake! πŸ™‚

  17. Tatiana says:

    Grew up in Michigan and used to go snowmobiling on the Canadian side of frozen Lake Erie. Learned how to ice skate on frozen lakes, rivers and ponds. No, I don’t believe in the notion of “the good old days”. Even though the past has good in it, so does today and I believe tomorrow will hold some good, too.
    Yup, rain on the peninsula too, although not as much as the north bay. Nora kitty claws and scratches at the front door when it rains. Then when I open the door she dashes out onto the covered front porch. When she hits the point where she feels rain on her fur she comes to a rapid halt, takes a moment to realize she’s getting soaked and then high tails it back into the house. One of the long haired kitties in my neighborhood has been out this rain more than once and comes crying on my back patio. Unfortunately, I can’t let her in because Nora is adamant that this house is her castle and no lowly neighborhood cats are allowed in.

  18. Hilary says:

    Hmm best purchase of 2015 was probably the Bare Minerals BB cream or Maybelline the Reds lipstick. I love that the both have a lot of color options for my super fair skin!

  19. ann b says:

    My best 2015 purchase was Paula’s Choice skincare!

  20. vanilla says:

    best makeup purchase has got to be kiko eyeshadow sticks

  21. Debbie says:

    I totally believe in the notion of “the good old days”! Don’t all old people? Lol!

  22. Gabster says:

    Best purchase of 2016 so far has been Kiehl’s skin care products: Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm and Hydro Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. Amazing!!!!
    I am a believer in “The Good Old Days,” The ’90s, which for me was high school-college years. Had to purchase UD’s 1993 Matte Lipstick. πŸ™‚

  23. Dawn says:

    Best beauty purchase of 2015 was probably the RMS luminizer. I didn’t want to like it because it’s just oils and wax with mica but it’s so good!

  24. Michelle says:

    I would say my best purchase of 2015 is Guerlain’s holiday meteorites. Couldn’t resist the packaging

  25. Megan says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015: Clinique Chubby Stick eyeshadow in beige. It’s the perfect color for every day.

  26. Allysa says:

    My best beauty purchase of 2015 was the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. They’re the best. I recommend them to everyone – the colour range is absolutely gorgeous and the formula is pretty amazing for a 6$ product. If you haven’t tried them, go get them; I promise you won’t regret it.

    I’ve also got a best beauty purchase of 2016. I know it’s like three weeks into the new year, but it’s so life-changing that I had to throw it out there. Two days ago, I bought Sephora’s Colourful Face Powder in Tranquil. It is, hands down, the BEST contour shade I have ever bought. I own Becca’s cream and powder contour duos, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Sculpting Powder, Kat von D’s Shade and Light Contour Palette, NYX’s HD blush in Taupe, and Illamasqua’s eyeshadow in Hollow. None of them hold a candle to this. It’s the greyest contour product I’ve found, and it completely changed how my contour looks. It’s so natural-looking, I can’t get over it. Also, it’s ridiculously pigmented. Highly recommend.

    I’ve also really been wanting NikkieTutorials to do a collab with Becca for a new highlighting shade or a highlighting/contour set. She’s the one beauty b/vlogger that really introduced me to the whole highlighting and contouring thing, and since Becca did a collab with Jaclyn Hill, I think it’d be cool to see what they could do together.

    I’d also like to see you do a collab with Paul & Joe. I feel like you guys would make an awesome cat-themed collection. Like, remember those cat-shaped lipsticks they brought out a while back? They could bring those back in a whole host of colours and model the bullet after Tabs. OR liquid lipsticks with the cap shaped like Tabs’ face. Karen and Tabs for Paul & Joe!

  27. Bea West says:

    I dress to impress myself!

  28. Tiffany says:

    Um, I think KAREN (yes, you) needs to do a collaboration with ColourPop! Have you seen some of the collabs they’ve done? It’s hard not to buy them all. ☺️

  29. Jana says:

    My best purchase of last year was the L’orΓ©al infallible matte foundation, I really really like that one! I’m going to sneak in a second favourite: MAC Mehr lipstick, I’ve worn it so much since I got it!
    Jana recently posted … What Baziel got for Christmas

  30. Ann says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was the lorac pro contour palette-I love it!

  31. Amy says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder. I love it!

  32. Allison says:

    I’m too scared to walk on a frozen lake! I much prefer to look at beautiful Lake Erie when it is frozen than walk on it.

  33. Pauline says:

    Baby girl is looking cute!!

  34. Christine says:

    Best MAKEUP PURCHASE EVERRRR for 2015 has to be the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm. I am dry like a lizard in the east coast winter and this just beautifully moisturizes, smells good (reminds me of the Yon Ka skin care line), it’s MAH SHADE (FINALLY, SOMETHING MAH SHADE), and I get a little ancillary highlighting/strobing action with it because it makes me UBER-DEWEY.

  35. Belinda Lawlor says:


    Hope you are feeling well, I loved being pregnant!!!
    Also, I am feeling quite cold at the moment in Canada snowmobiling. So I would love Naked Skin…lol Please

  36. jeanie says:

    my best makeup purchase was a skincare purchase — essence πŸ™‚

  37. Helen Adami says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was hmmm…I think I love my Sigma brushes. All of them. Thanks!

  38. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen glad to hear you are doing fine with baby girl despite the chocolate cravings! Well, the best 2015 make up purchase for me would be the MAC mineralized liquid foundation. It really gives my skin a dewy look although at the end of the day my forehead looks like a deep hot oil frying pan. Ha ha!

  39. Danielle says:

    I’d say my best purchase of 2015 was the It Cosmetics CC cream.

  40. Lyse Davitt says:

    Walked on a frozen lake plenty, I live in Canada.

    Fortunately I now life farther south in the country and it’s not as cold as when I was growing up.

  41. Yuliia says:

    I was going for a bigger scholarship for the next semester, but on one subject professor gave me only 10 points instead of 40, even though i did all the tasks right. When i asked him why? he just said that he won’t give more points, 10 is enough for me, didn’t explain why πŸ™
    I just needed to tell it to someone.

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was NYX matte lip cream in Dubai, great nude color πŸ™‚

  42. Tamara says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was buying the cover girl facial primer. Ive never bought a facial primer before and i was amazed! I couldnt believe how long my makeup actually stayed on! Ill never go without one again!!!

  43. lola says:

    The Kat Von D Monarch eye shadow palette was the best makeup buy for me. It is filled with beautiful, warm, neutrals.

  44. Nicole Anderson says:

    Mac needs to do a collaboration with Alexander McQueen omg I could only imagine the avant-garde look right now foiled metallic off the wall confidence makeup wow…..

  45. Mary W says:

    I would like to see you (MBB) do a makeup collaboration with Besame Cosmetics – a California based woman owned company. http://besamecosmetics.com/pages/about-us I am a huge fan of their products. I would use a Sephora gift card to purchase more Besame on the Sephora site.

  46. Margo says:

    What a lovely give away!! My best makeup purchase in 2015 was definitely the Clinique Cheek Pops!

  47. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. It covers everyhing !!!

  48. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I just want to win a $50 gift card from Sephora! That is all I have to say 😁

  49. Madison says:

    I recently stopped using loose powders for my face and switched to liquid foundation. I’m so in love and obsessed with them now! The Dior “Forever” and Laura Mercier “Flawless Finish” are my favorite buys of 2015 and 2016 (so far). I don’t know why I was so against liquid foundations to begin with. I can’t get enough!

  50. zanina says:

    My best purchace was my MAC lipstick kinda sexy!!

  51. Emma says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I got it during a VIB sale and it was everything I dreamed of.

  52. Lisa says:

    We walked on our frozen lake one year. It was a little scary but so fun.

  53. Raquel says:

    Best makeup purchase hands down was UD Naked Skin concealer

  54. Paulina Rios says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Urban Decay Foundation And Concealer! I Love it!

  55. Lorraine says:

    OPI totally needs to do a collaboration with Adele! and also Barbra Streisand.

  56. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake before (part of growing up in the Great Lakes)… Instantly makes me think of The Revenant movie! It is so good!! I swear Leo DiCapri looks through your soul at the end of the movie…

  57. Daria says:

    when I was little, we used to walk on a frozen lake many times:)

  58. Sarah Duehr says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the blushed nudes palette from Maybelline. I love how the rose tones make my green eyes pop!

  59. Emily says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake πŸ™‚ I grew up in Mpls, MN, so the lanes freeze in the winters!

  60. Rhoda K says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake – a small one & the ice was really thick πŸ˜€

  61. Sara munIz says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara 😍

  62. Kara says:

    Armani Luminous Silk Foundation was my best beauty purchase of 2015.

  63. Andrea Darst says:

    I’ve been entering these for years – I hope this week is finally my week! It’s going to be 25 degrees below zero tonight and tomorrow here in WI – I hate this cold! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  64. Kelvene Spencer says:

    Kerry Washington totally needs to do a makeup collaboration with MAC :D.
    LBB lipstick from colourpop is my holy grail of 2015

  65. Gabi Meister says:

    I don’t believe in the good old days! Every day is a good day if you make it!

  66. Daniela says:

    A couple of years ago my family spent christmas in Poland with my sister’s in law family. The first couple of days were brutally cold and the lake was frozen. So we took a short walk on the lake.. This was a little scary to be honest.

  67. Ambritt says:

    It’s really hard to pick my best makeup purchase of 2015 but if I had to pick one it would be the Too Faced chocolate Bon Bon palette! It’s definitely my favorite of the chocolate palettes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Janetta says:

    2015 best makeup purchase are the becca shimmering skin perfector, not sure how I got by without them!

  69. Kerry says:

    Yes, I have walked a frozen lake. On a field trip in 6th grade, and I fell right through and had to change quickly into a spare pair of acid wash jeans behind a bush. Good times.

  70. Katie says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake! My grandpa lives by one and we walk on it all the time during the winter. It feels so funny to be able to do so during the winter and then swim in the same spot during the summer. πŸ™‚

  71. Gayathri N says:

    Hi Karen!!

    Well oddly enough, even though its mid January already, here in New Jersey we havemy gotten almost any snow at all much less frozen lakes of any kind (at least where I live!) I really would like to go ice skating though…maybe I can use that as an excuse to visit NYC and grab some Sephora goodies while I’m there!! ^.^

  72. Karen says:

    Best purchase of 2015 was… MUFE HD Foundation!!!

  73. Susan Bender says:

    i would love to try the toofaced bon bon palette

  74. Brittany says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake before. From birth until 6th grade, I grew up in Canada so frozen lakes were usually a solid way to skate (and a lot of them were smoothed out so that it was actually safe). I remember going to a frozen lake with my family, which was busy with other families, and I don’t think we intended to skate so we walked (carefully slid) on the ice to cross it.

  75. Christina says:

    My best beauty purchase from 2015 was Glossier’s Balm Dotcom.

  76. Andrea T says:

    In order to dress to impress I follow the “Third-Piece Rule”, which basically states that you should wear three (or four, or five) pieces of clothing or accessories, not including your shoes. For example, I love to wear riding boots, leggings, a button down, and a sweater over the blouse (my third piece). If I really want to go above and beyond I will add a statement bag or piece of jewelry.

  77. Raeanne says:

    My best purchase of 2015 has to be the new Urban Decay Afterglow blushes. I got three: Indecent, Rapture, and Bittersweet. Indecent is one of my favorite everyday colors.

  78. Hi Karen! Hope you’re having a good weekend so far! Hubby and I went skiing today and we had soooo much fun! As per usual you can count me in for the giveaway πŸ™‚ XoXo
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Review | MAC Feels So Grand Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

  79. Lindsey says:

    This giveaway is awesome! I really want to try Origins Night-a-mins but I can’t justify buying it right now… I’m a poor grad student haha.

  80. Jennifer Pham says:

    Dressing to impress – depends on who I’m trying to impress! But the first thing that came to mind is a flattering, feminine, and well-fitting button up shirt and high-waisted skirt. Comfortable shoes that have a small heel (1-2 inches) tops – that heels sound usually makes people pay attention, but I don’t want to be uncomfortable or trip a lot.

  81. Nicole says:

    Happy Caturday! =)

  82. We’re getting some arctic air this weekend (thanks Canada! ;)) so our high tomorrow is forecasted to be -6F, ha! Not that I’m getting out other than doctor’s appointments anyhow. πŸ™‚ Erik is not a sleep-anywhere type of newborn unfortunately! The husband goes back to work Monday and I’m more than a little terrified at the prospect of dealing with a fussy newborn and a rampaging 2 year old. Wish me luck!
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Get Ready with Me – 2 Week Postpartum Chat

  83. Carol says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was Opal from Becca… I love it!

  84. Lisa Foster says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015 was the Wet N Wild bronzer called “Reserve your Cabana.” I use it every day and love it, and it cost all of about $3. I already have a back up for when I use it up. I’m happier with this product that many that cost a lot more.

  85. Whitney says:

    My favorite purchase of 2015 is the mufe 15 pan artist palette. I use it so much more than I thought I would!

  86. Deb says:

    Oh yes, I do believe in the notion of the “good old days”!

  87. Heather G says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was probably L’oreal Infallible Foundation.

  88. tamara r says:

    I’ve never walked on a frozen lake.. but I would!

  89. Tori says:

    Best make up purchase hands down has to be Charlotte tilbury lipstick in stoned rose. Absolutely knockout.

  90. Maria says:

    Congrats on your pregnancy!!!

  91. JackieC says:

    Best makeup purchase this year was my Lancome Teint Idol foundation. It has an amazing formula and is a perfect color match.

  92. Marissa says:

    Luckily it’s not raining here (MA) anymore today … Was this morning but at the moment it’s actually pretty sunny outside…..
    Have to say.. Caturday that’s pretty cute.. I have a baby kitty (he’s 6) and I love love love kitties …. The reason I started following this blog is because makeup and kitties are my two most favorite things …
    Have fun baby shopping … Bet you’re getting super excited to finally have the baby… Can’t imagine your excitement ☺️

    Have to answer my favorite purchase of 2015 would have to be the Power Peel 3 step system from OLE HENRIKSEN…. Works wonders and I recommend it to anyone of any age. It’s about $60 for 6 treatments and I like to do a treatment every couple weeks so lasts about 3 months. When I first got it I did 3 treatments the first month (every 10 days) just to get a good start but really you could do it 1-2 a month and it’s still wonderful… It would depend on individual skin but hey I still would recommend it to anyone… I realize it’s $60 ish but it’s really worth trying… πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

  93. Debora Covasa says:

    I would never walk on a frozen lake. Im too scared and i hate the cold. Lol
    And my best makeup purchase is the tarte palette. The first one

  94. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, my best makeup purchase of 2015 was a Sephora lipstick stain β™₯ (“rouge infusion” in France)

  95. Melisa says:

    My ud gwen stefani palette was my fave purchase of 2015!

  96. Laura says:

    I never walked on a frozen lake, and I don’t think I ever will.

  97. Lauren says:

    Living in London means rain EVERY DAY. I go back home to Chicago a bit which means SNOW! The constant rain though is worse to me than snow!

    I went to college on Lake Superior and walked on it many times, along with falling through (shallow waters!). I’ve also lived on Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan…obviously not ON the lake itself, and gently stepped on those!

    Best beauty product is the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eye palette which I accidentally and happily own two!

  98. Stephanie Gallardo says:

    If I win, I would love to try the new Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint!!! <3

  99. Jessie C. says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake several times with my parents while ice fishing.

  100. Lisa Brown says:

    Q) Do you believe in the notion of β€œthe good old days”? A) yes, I do. Times were better decades ago.

  101. Susan T. says:

    I live in the Rockies and frozen lakes are our skating rinks! The river that flows through the town freezes too and there’s a whole winter carnival that takes place on the ice.

  102. Lauren says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 – Tarte Amazonian clay foundation! Loving all of their product line right now

  103. Melissa Hays says:

    My best makeup purchase was probably the Too Faced Natural Matte palette

  104. It has been raining a lot here as well, but it finally started to snow almost everywhere except here, so i hope we will get to see snow somewhere around the next week.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Looking for a loophole with Banggood.com

  105. Lynn T. says:

    Oh yes i believe in the “good ol days” if you grew up in the 90s a prior you can probably remember big difference.

  106. beth says:

    My best 2015 makeup purchase was the Cle de Peau concealer stick. Love it. Would love to win the gift card.

  107. Alice Megan says:

    My best make up purchase of last year was Loreal CC cream for anti redness, it’s really made me more confident covering my rosy cheeks a little
    Alice Megan recently posted … How to create your own She Shed

  108. Steph says:

    Halllloooo. I’m a new beauty blogger and who wouldn’t love some extra Sephora cash? The 96 people who commented before me must agree. I live in Philadelphia PA and it’s pretty warm here today for January. Hope the weather is great where you are too! ✌🏼️ – Steph http://stephsvanityview.com
    Steph recently posted … Carrie Underwood NYE 2015 Makeup Tutorial

  109. Katrina says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake a few times in my 35 years of life. My family has cabins on the lakes and it’s a big wintertime event to go ice fishing.

  110. Mary says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake, but when I was a kid the pond in our backyard froze once and we walked on it! It’s a lot smaller than a lake, though.

  111. Coline T. says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the “Classic cream lipstick” in Purple Passion by D&G πŸ˜€

  112. Sarah W says:

    I grew up in Michigan, so I’ve definitely walked on my share of frozen lakes!

  113. Erin says:

    Have you ever walked on a frozen lake?

    Oh F no!

    Do you believe in the notion of β€œthe good old days”?

    My days have rarely been good though I did have more friendships with lovely people from my mid teens through my mid twenties!

    How do you dress to impress?

    I don’t right now. I don’t care. When I’ve cared in the past, I’ve been in a suit or some killer duds.

    Who’s a good trendsetter in your estimation?

    I like to people who are approachable, but recently many of my favorite bloggers have gotten incredibly posh very fast.

    For Celebs I like Gwen Stefani of course, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, Tilda Swinton, and many others. I love fun and fearless ladies!

    What was your best makeup purchase of 2015?

    Oh geez, probably Bite lipsticks or the Best Bite Rewind!

    _NARS_________ totally needs to do a makeup collaboration with ___ME_______!
    Erin recently posted … Anthropologie Winter Tag Sale

  114. kristen says:

    What fun! Thanks for the opportunity. I’ve never even seen a frozen lake – but would *love* to both see one and walk on it!

  115. Michelle says:

    My best makeup purchase for 2015 is probably the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Nude. Been using Shiseido for some time, so I’m venturing out. I like it so far, though I probably will buy Bisque soon for the spring.

  116. BJW says:

    I’m pretty sure I’ve walked on a frozen lake, because I know I’ve skated on one. Well, at least on a pond. But that’s a small lake, right?

  117. Aj says:

    Oooh, my best makeup purchase of 2015 was NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie. It’s become one of my HG lippies and the color isn’t that dupable which is always a plus when buying something quite expensive. I didn’t really care for NARS products because of the prices, but ever since purchasing Walkyrie I’ve been looking at NARS more. Which is bad for my wallet of course! πŸ˜€

  118. gabi says:

    I wish Brazilian blogger Vic Ceridono to do a makeup collaboration with MAC *sigh*.

  119. rosalyn says:

    I really want to try Kevin aucoin products but they are so pricey! !

  120. stella martis says:

    I just won an Amazon gift card this morning πŸ™‚

  121. Len Christenberry says:

    Aww tell Tabs I hate the rain too! My best makeup purchase of 2015 was probably Benefit’s Rollerlash mascara.

  122. Nika says:

    I would love to walk on a frozen lake at least once!

  123. Denise says:

    It rained here last night too! Winter had been kinda mild this year in Toronto, and I’m thankful because I haven’t had to shovel yet. Plus my baby won’t have his little nose frozen off!

  124. Justine says:

    I feel like 2015 was a good year for Kat Von D. I loved the shade and light palettes and the liquid lipsticks!

  125. Colleen says:

    I love the Karen and Tabs and Paul and Joe collaboration suggestion. I would buy everything. Happy Caturday Karen!

  126. Icequeen81 says:

    Hope to wind some day

    My best purchase I guess is not a purchase it was a swap with a friend
    was my catrice brow pencil I am really happy with it
    and I do a combo of a shiro sample blush I bought and a mineral sample blush she sended me those are my best Hits.
    and my own purchase yes my wet & wild stoplight red

    Those are my hits of 2015 and still are so far

  127. Bet says:

    My favorite beauty purchase of 2015 was a Beauty Blender. I use that little thing everyday to apply concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, highlighter, bronzer or whatever I’m playing with. Looove it!

  128. Dhavi says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake and I’d be very afraid to do so.

  129. Jessica says:

    So glad it’s been raining in California! It’s much needed! My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Chanel lash conditioner. Very pricey but it works so well and looks so great under your mascara. Congrats on your baby coming!!πŸ˜€

  130. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!
    Hv a nice weekend!

  131. Aury says:

    I’m gonna say my best purchase of 2015 was the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye palette. It makes all my other palettes more usable!

  132. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    Pick me!

  133. Victoria says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream, I suffered redness, dryness and flakiness in the summer. This was unusual to me because in the summer I’m usually super oily. After a week of using this, I was amazed! My skin was almost healed!!

  134. Cristina says:

    Happy weekend!

  135. Natacha says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015 probably was the Full Exposure palette from Smashbox. I love the colors but the big plus is the blending brush.
    Natacha recently posted … In the mood for black (and white).

  136. Elizabeth says:

    My best purchase was the Lorac Mega 2 Palette! I have gotten SO MUCH use out of it!

  137. Jennifer Ha says:

    my best purchase would be Missha Magic Cushion

  138. adriana says:

    Nope, never walked on a frozen lake. Im pretty sure frozen lakes are slippery, dont want to fall. Thanks for the chance.

  139. Justine says:

    I’d be afraid of falling through a frozen lake!

  140. TrippyPixie says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette. I love that it’s cool toned.

  141. Bertha says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 was Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue!

  142. Vanessa says:

    I have walked on a frozen pond!
    Less scary.

  143. LaTanya says:

    no, I have not walked on a frozen lake

  144. Laurel says:

    I dress to impress in the sense that I always dress as if I’m going to run into an ex or my future boss! Same with my makeup-I think you’re always making a first and last impression on someone on any given day so they should be good!

  145. Cherie says:

    Good Ol days….when you could walk around and look at other people and what’s in front of you instead of your phone….

  146. Rachel R. says:

    Good afternoon! My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Palette. I’m so in love with it.

  147. lizzie says:

    my best makeup purchase was chanel rouge coco in marie for my wedding day!

  148. Chloe says:

    What was your best makeup purchase of 2015? It’s must be MUFE artist palette n HD ultra foundation

  149. Oli says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake.

  150. Jules says:

    It’s ALWAYS raining here, I live in Olympia, WA.! I don’t believe in the “good old days”. Because the good old days were the bad old days for a lot of people, if you know what I mean? Women, people of color, etc. So I’m pretty happy to keep on progressing right along!

  151. Anita says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was Urban Decay’s sheer revolution lipstick in f-bomb!

  152. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  153. Stephanie says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Gwen Steffani eyeshadow palette and the Tartelette in Bloom palette, I guess that’s two things.

    I do believe in the good old days. I think there is something to be said for a childhood with no social media. I’m going to sound old now, but I’m SO glad I didn’t have to deal with the pressures kids face now. It’s hard enough being an awkward teenager, I can’t imagine how difficult it is now with social media.

  154. Sylvia says:

    Yes I’ve walked on a frozen lake, and got in so much trouble!

  155. WENQI CLARK says:

    best eyeshadow I bought, Viseart, i bought every one of them. if you love Tom Ford eyeshadow, try out viseart if you haven’t already. very similar high quality!

  156. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday,

    It’s not raining here, but it’s been pretty cloudy so we may get some rain this weekend or next week. I thought I smelled rain last night, but nothing was wet in the morning so I guess I was just imagining it.

    Have an awesome weekend.

  157. Marisa says:

    I don’t believe in the good old days. I actually think, overall and in general, the human condition has been in an improvement trend. Nostalgia has strange affects on memory, though, which in itself is fluid and imprecise.

  158. Janet Shepherd says:

    I wish we had more rain – I’d take some off your hands if I could! Here in my part of Australia we had a very dry winter & spring, now it’s summer and plants are dying from months of lack of rain plus summer heat. I’ve been watering the garden but it’s not enough, I’ve lost a few shrubs already. πŸ™
    But on a more fun topic, my best makeup purchase in 2015 was a couple of Real Techniques brushes. It has been an embarrassingly long time since I bought new makeup brushes, and these ones just blew me away. I’m def buying more!

  159. laura says:

    I have never walked a frozen lake… it sounds absolutely beautiful!

  160. Mary says:

    You look so radiant in all of your pg posts! Keep us posted on all the news. Saying prayers for you & babygirl for healthy delivery!

  161. Diane says:

    Baz Luhrmann’s Free to Wear Sunscreen sums up the “good old days” perfectly:

    “Accept certain inalienable truths–
    Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too, will get old,
    And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young
    Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble,
    And children respected their elders.”

  162. Tracy Robertson says:

    The “good old days” are such a myth! There are new challenges now, and not that they are all a bed of roses, but overall as a human race I think we are better than ever. People who grew up in the 70’s say that it was nice to play outside without worrying about being kidnapped, but statistics say there were more stranger abductions in the 1970’s than there are now. People talk about the 1950’s as being a time of innocence…they were great if you were a white male, but not so hot if you were a woman or minority and discrimination was widely accepted. In the 1920’s there was The Great Depression. We can go all the way back to the dark ages where you could be killed by a sadistic ruler if they didn’t like the way that you looked, so when were these “good old days”?

    • CL says:

      I grew up in the 70s, and most people knew very well that kids could be taken by strangers. (My mother was a kid in the 40s, and someone tried to kidnap her.) Not everyone let their kids run around all day, unaccompanied by an adult. People are probably more paranoid about it now due to the fact that if you have cable and watch news channels you’ll hear a lot more about it than you would have when there was only a 1.5 minute story on your local news.

  163. Josie L says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015 was a cheap eyebrow kit! (never did my eyebrows before then, yikes)

  164. Jamie says:

    MAC needs to do a makeup collection with Lzzy Hale…or Tinkerbell!

  165. Susan Young says:

    My take on the rainy weather… I’ll take it after the great snow of 2015 we had in Massachusetts!!!

  166. Michelle Y says:

    I liked my Tarte matte eyeshadow palette.

  167. Amy says:

    I’ve walked on a frozen lake in Minnesota in the winter. It was beautiful and amazing!

  168. Chie says:

    Late bloomer. Now I am so make up addict. πŸ˜„

  169. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

    I have definitely walked on a frozen lake, and skidooes, skated, snowshooed and all other manner of transport. I live in rural Ontario Canada where there are lakes all around. One of my first memories with my son was taking him for a walk on a frozen lake at 2 weeks of age.

  170. smeegal9 says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was my BITE lip balm in suede. Its a neutral mauve with sooooo much moisture. Im digging out the last baits with a lipstick brush!

  171. Emily says:

    I wouldn’t say that I believe in the notion of the good old days, but I do miss the days when people still valued their privacy. It’s not smart or classy to reveal all of the information that people put on social media these days, especially young people who don’t realize that future employers will know how to Google their names!

  172. Vivian T says:

    Just watched your video on the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks! I have one already but you’ve convinced me to get another. Thanks for the tips! And I definitely agree with you – the nude ones REALLY highlight any lines/flakes/dryness.

  173. Kecia S. says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015? It’s a toss-up between the Becca Backlight Primer (courtesy of your review…thanks for that!) & the Tom Ford Complexion Perfecting Primer in Peach. Both are AMAZEBALLS!

  174. Melissa says:

    My best purchase of 2015 is also one that I haven’t used, and will never ever use. The Paul & Joe kitty lipstick is too cute to ever ruin. I just twist it up and stare at it!

  175. BlackAsphodel says:

    Have you ever walked on a frozen lake? Nope, lakes don’t even freeze anymore where I live, nor does it snow.

  176. janis says:

    I walked on a frozen lake was thin ice, so i broke in and got just wet legs luckily…

  177. judyo says:

    never walked on a frozen lake, but fell into one and had to be saved by the lake police.

    thanks for this chance.

  178. MelodyJ says:

    I went to a job fair yesterday. It was a positive experience.

  179. inspersia says:

    My best makeup purchase from 2015 was the NARS Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Palette – love it!

  180. em says:

    the good old days… i say this often when referring to my body type, personality, changes in music, television, friendships…. yes those were the good ol days

  181. Camila says:

    I’ve discovered that I absolutely LOVE wearing Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer on my face without any other makeup. If I don’t feel like putting on makeup, I just slap that on and it makes me look radiant!

  182. Melly says:

    I think the notion of the ‘good old days’ is nostalgia, mostly. People use it as a way to say today is bad. What they should be doing is trying to change what they don’t like about today, rather than reminiscing about something they can never get back, then feeling bitter about it.

  183. Trude says:

    Poor Tabs, don’t all cats hate the rain? πŸ™‚ My in-laws chihuahua hates it too, but loves the snow. What a weirdo.

    Do I have to pick just one fave from 2015?! I’d say of the products that were new to me last year, my faves were Living Proof’s dry shampoo, Clinique Color Pop lipstick and Korres’ Wild Rose peel. πŸ™‚
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  184. Khristina says:

    Best 2015 makeup purchase? Can I say “all”?

  185. Lisa M. says:

    My best make-up purchase from 2015 was Urban Decay eyeliner in Empire.

  186. Meghan says:

    My best purchase this year, though not necessarily makeup, was Sunday Riley Artemis oil. It isn’t makeup, but it makes my face SO much nicer to put makeup on!

  187. Lizzie says:

    My best beauty purchases in 2015 were definitely MAC pro long wear concealer and too faced chocolate bar

  188. Diem says:

    Did I win?!

  189. Sarah Sq. says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake! I suppose I would if I ever had the chance!

  190. Mackenzie says:

    Damn, if I had to choose I’d go with KVD Shade and Light eye palette since I use it for eyes and contour. I made so many purchases these last couple months that I’ve decided not to purchase until my morphe 350 palette arrives. Hopefully I can stay mostly on board in 2016 for at least a couple months! The spring collections coming out haven’t really interested me yet anyways. Not that I stop watching and reading about them!

  191. Karleena says:

    My best makeup purchases of 2015 were the Mac face and body and the Mac color correcting duo!

  192. Stacy Z says:

    My best makeup purchase was Nars Luxembourg. So gorgeous.

  193. Chelsea says:

    I’ve walked on frozen lakes lots of times! I’m from a town with a huge lake, and there’s a winter carnival every year with events out on the ice, if the ice is thick enough. I’ve also been ice fishing (which I don’t like, bit my dad still does)

    The carnival also has a polar bear dip. No thanks!!

  194. Katy says:

    I walked on a frozen lake when I lived in Stockholm. Lots of people cross country skiing!

  195. Erin Ortiz says:

    My favorite purchase from last year was Covergirl ready set gorgeous foundation. It’s my holy grail foundation for oily skin. I just wish they had a bigger shade range…I’m paler than pale haha!
    Erin Ortiz recently posted … Untried #1-Essie Sexy Divide

  196. Chris25 says:

    I dress to impress by wearing whatever makes me feel most comfortable in the moment. Nothing makes me feel more awkward than wearing clothes that are physically uncomfortable or don’t authentically represent my style. It’s also super distracting when you have to stop to adjust your shirt or skirt hem every five seconds, so it’s best to avoid any unnecessary fuss.
    Chris25 recently posted … Vintage Library Pendant Necklace by Starmek Creations

  197. Hillary says:

    My best beauty purchases of 2015 would have to be Kate Somerville skincare or Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. They both are must haves for me now!

  198. mrsshukra says:

    Best makeup purchase in 2015: Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation!

  199. Lori P says:

    I’m trying out the new Revlon mascaras and so far so good! πŸ‘

  200. Shelby says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Naked. It’s so versatile and easy to wear that it helped build my confidence, and now I’m obsessed with lipstick!

    And you need to do a collab with MAC!

  201. Alice says:

    Best makeup purchase in 2015: a Bite Beauty lipstick. I had no idea lipstick this comfortable existed.

  202. Dora says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette! I love it! Hope everyone is having an exciting weekend so far!

  203. LeeAnn says:

    My best makeup purchase was finally finding a foundation that works for me!

  204. Wendy says:

    Hi! Best purchase of 2015 – makeup forever ultra hd foundation πŸ™‚

  205. Tania g says:

    I would not do it now as an adult, but as kids we always used to “ice skate” with just shoes on a frozen lake.

  206. Christina says:

    The best makeup purchase of 2015 for me was the Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lipstick in Bond Girl. Its such a pretty shade!

  207. Alana R. says:

    My best make-up purchase of 2015 was my Coty Airspun powder! There’s so much product and its so finely milled and amaaaaazing

  208. Meghan P says:

    Yes I’ve walked on a frozen lake! Plenty of times! I live in Northern Canada & it’s basically winter from October – April, anywhere between -10ΒΊc to -40ΒΊc!! There are many frozen lakes around for a good part of the year πŸ˜€

  209. Deb says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 were the Kat Von D Metalcrush eyeshadows.

  210. Sanam says:

    I haven’t walked on a frozen lake; that’s way too scary!

  211. Brian says:

    One of my favorite purchases of 2015 was the Sephora Favorites Soko to Tokyo skincare set. Great value and I am loving the products!

  212. Julie says:

    My best makeup purchase of last year was probably the make up forever hd foundation!

  213. Jean says:

    I’ve walked on a frozen lake. Just found out you’re pregnant- congratulations! I bought way too much makeup in 2015 to say which is best :/ please make it so that I don’t have to scroll down through so much comments to write one D:

  214. Kelly says:

    I have to say I’m super excited for you and love reading your updates on your pregnancy! The next few weeks are gonna fly by and then you will have your new baby! I have a 9 year old girl and twin 15 month girls and there is nothing better than them! Good luck to you!

  215. Donna W. says:

    I just had my hair highlighted and I love it. So excited to find a stylist I like and trust.

  216. Emily C says:

    My best makeup purchase of last year was some MUFE eyeshadows. They are amazing!

  217. Nicole S. says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was a mac pro palette that I filled with makeup geek eye shadows. They are all so beautiful.

  218. Anna M says:

    My best makeup purchase of last year was actually my make up brushes from Smith Cosmetics. I thought they would not live up to the hype, but they have impressed me way beyond what I had hoped for!

  219. Kimm says:

    Hi Karen! 32 weeks! You are almost there! 19 weeks today. Time is flying. Have you tried the Naked foundation above? My friend just got hired at urban decay and I am trying to figure out what I’m going to bug her for first! πŸ™‚
    So I tried cleaning oil yesterday! I love love love it! It made my skin glow! I tried the Nuance from cvs before I purchased anything more expensive. I liked it though! Have you tried it? If so, what brand do you recommend? Thanks!
    As for El NiΓ±o… Down here so cal has been dry. Send some rain our way! I love it! Have a great weekend!

  220. Melanie says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake before but I think I would be too terrified to if I saw one!

  221. Linda says:

    Hi Karen, My best discovery of 2015 was facial oils. I have always had oily skin so I thought it wouldn’t work for me. Wrong! Facial oils are so lovely on the skin. I only use a few drops but already my skin is smoother and more toned. I especially love Marula oil which I get from African Botanics and also Clarins facial oil.

  222. Sandy P says:

    I grew up here in Michigan. So I have walked on, skated on and fished on a frozen lake. Not many people around here have not done so.

  223. Melissa says:

    Last night I had a dream that I was at Disneyland. The person in front of me had a monkey. There was a monkey in line! And it wasn’t even a suit-wearing movie type of monkey, it was a wild monkey that had no business being in line at Disneyland. I was backing away to alert the necessary Disneyland employees, when the monkey started peeing on the people in line. I found an employee and told them the story, they looked at me as though I were nuts and said, “That is ridiculous.”

    I think my brain is ridiculous for coming up with this stuff. Cheers!

  224. CW says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was anything by Colourpop. Love the price and the quality. My favorite would be the Lippie Stix. Rihanna should definitely do a collaboration with Colourpop.

  225. anjum noori says:

    Hi karen.. my best makeup purchase of 2015 is mac concealer and prep and prime for my dark circles! Can’t leave the house without wearing these two!

  226. Lynda says:

    Yes I believe in the good ole days!

  227. Jennifer says:

    We saw two bald eagles as we were crossing the Merrimack River in NH today. It made my day and was like an early birthday present. Tomorrow I turn 60. Yikes!!!

  228. lauren says:

    Hmmm I’m Gonna have to say my marc Jacobs lipstick. What a great formula!

  229. Karen says:

    I have walked and skated on frozen lakes and ponds. I grew up in upstate NY and went to college on RI so had ample opportunity to walk and skate on frozen lakes. Very fun, but very cold!

  230. Bilqees Bano says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 would be Dior products ..I bought nail polishes red & golden & lipstick the red one <3

  231. Brenda Flores says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 is the Kat Von D Lolita liquid lipstick

  232. Amanda Jones says:

    My favorite thing to do when bored is to swatch all my makeup products on my arm to compare shades, but there’s never enough space.

  233. Amy Z. says:

    I just ate some pizza for dinner.

  234. Jamie Martin says:


  235. Tricia Hope says:

    I have had the joy and terror of skating on a frozen lake growing up.There were places fairly close to the shore the did not find bottom.But it was fun,skating by moonlight and car headlights!

  236. Michelle L says:

    I’m an old soul so I do believe in the “good ole days”

  237. nina says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake quite a few times up in Michigan πŸ™‚

  238. Jess Lim says:

    Desperately want to try the Natasha Denona glow products

  239. Katrina says:

    My best makeup purchase/discovery of 2015 was the zoeva eyeshadow palette line – I purchased rose golden and en taupe and am now waiting on a shipment of cocoa blend and naturally yours… Amazing colors and texture at a good price point, but sucks to pay shipping from Germany…

  240. Clemence says:

    I’ve never walked on a frozen lake before!

  241. Pamela Haddad says:

    I haven’t ever walked on a friend lake before. That would scare me cuz I HATE to be cold. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  242. Rachel says:

    I think unless you’re a goth person you might not know who I’m talking about, but Kat Von D needs to do a collaboration with Drac Makens because she’s such a huge fan and great vlogger and seems really sweet.
    Rachel recently posted … Giveaway! Charlotte Tilbury + Mac!

  243. Veronica Valdez says:

    I love Sephora! Especially because they give you samples so you aren’t forced to purchase without trying.

  244. Rebecca Chaney says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! And I always wear closed toe shoe when dressing to impress πŸ™‚

  245. Jennifae says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was MAC Eyeshadow x15 Palette in Warm Neutral. I’ve been eyeing it since it first came out, so I grabbed it when it was 25% off at Nordstrom.
    Jennifae recently posted … Win MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick!

  246. CL says:

    Usually people who think the old days were better are having a selective memory about it. Those who think the 1950s were so amazing tend to forget the institutionalized racism and sexism of the era, for example (or they profited from it, so it was good for them). There are always bad things in every time, and some good things in every time.

  247. Larissa says:

    I don’t believe in the good old days, the days should just get better and better!!

  248. Cindy says:

    The fact that I’m drawing a blank when trying to think of my best makeup purchase of 2015 means I bought too much! LOL! My favorites are the “Pretty Irresistible” lipstick from the MAC red holiday lip bag, MAC Mind Control, Buxom Matte Gel Lipstick in Red Inferno, and I love those new L’ancome L’absolu Velours. They stay on like crazy but not runny like a gloss and not as dry as a liquid lipstick. Oh and I also tried Clinique Redness solutions makeup SPF 15 and I like that too!

  249. Solangel says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was the Kat Von D Shade + Light eye palette. Use that baby every single day!

  250. Olivia M says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was KVD’s Mi Vida Loca Remix palette. I love that baby! I wore the yellow and pink in there today, was very happy with the outcome

  251. Ms. Elise says:

    The “good old days” have been scientifically proven to be rose-colored glasses over the past, is my understanding.

    On a less cynical note, the best makeup/beauty purchase of 2015 was definitely my sunscreen from Paula’s Choice. It’s actually a really good primer that keeps me from being oily or getting sun damage. Although I think my husband thinks the AHA from Paula’s Choice was the best purchase, since he calls it my “miracle goo.” Needless to say, my skin is super clear right now.

  252. Liz says:

    I’ll wear heels when I’m making more of an effort. Otherwise, boots and flats.

  253. buckycatt says:

    K & T – I snuck back to Seattle for the first time in 16 years for a friend’s 50th birthday! I can’t believe what’s changed & what’s stayed the same! Brought Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons & a couple Nars Audacious w me. Happy MLK Day πŸ™‚

  254. Allie says:

    Reveal pallet 2 and the up and up foundation brush. I heart those!

  255. Teresa Luong says:

    You should do a collaboration with sephora or color pop!

  256. Bearby says:

    I finally bite the bullet in 2015 and bought the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation in London. The currency conversion made buying it in UK even more expensive than in Canada. So far, I only use it when I have a dinner or party to go to. It’s too expensive to use it everyday.

  257. Kathy T says:

    I love my bourjois healthy mix foundation!

  258. Kristen says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015 was MAC’s Black Night lipstick from the Dark Desires collection.

  259. Marija Jevtic says:

    Have you ever walked on a frozen lake?
    OH….Yes!Lago di Braies,Italy.

  260. Virginia says:

    I got my “colors done” a while ago, so if I’m trying to make a good impression, I’ll wear something from my color chart.

  261. Mandy says:

    It has been snowing in the Netherlands last night! Woke up to a white view πŸ™‚
    So excited for Baby Girl, can’t wait! Hope all is well and your feeling well. Going to watch your pregnancy update in a minute.
    But be careful…little girls + mommy’s makeup collection don’t always mix very well Hahaha…i know all about it…nailpolish and lipstick art on white walls…*sigh*
    xoxo Mandy

  262. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, it’s been raining here a lot too. But I will take rain over snow anytime! Mike’s son had a hockey tournament this weekend but unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the finals πŸ™ It’s heart breaking but I suppose learning to lose is a part of good sportsmanship!

    Hope you have a fantastic Sunday!
    Agata recently posted … Laura Mercier Daring by Day Eye&Cheek Colour Palette Review

  263. Sarah R says:

    I never walk on a frozen lake but I am practicing ice skating for years now and to skate on a frozen lake is still a dream of mine πŸ™‚

  264. Melissa says:

    When i was little i walked on a frozen lake it was fun but i did fall a couple of times. lol πŸ™‚

  265. Christina says:

    There were lots of cool new beauty products that launched in 2015 but I fell in love with Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors. Love all of them. Especially Champagne Pop <3

  266. Audrey says:

    Good questions Karen! Frozen lake probably yes since I was raised in New England but I can’t remember anything specific so I’ll have to go with the “good old days” which for me was the late 80s/early 90s. I’m in the middle of binge watching Freaks and Geeks on Netflix and it’s bringing back memories lolπŸ˜‰

  267. Nicole says:

    My best purchase of 2015 is the Mac Studio Waterweight foundation. It’s the best I’ve ever tried!

  268. Kristy says:

    Hi Karen! I began my new job as a labor and delivery nurse, and sometimes I wonder if I would still do my makeup/skincare routine if I were in the hospital for delivery and post partum. Would you? I imagine you’d be glowing and lovely no matter what!

  269. Edis Zukić says:

    Walked over frozen pond and got wet, maybe old times were better, not so complicated, thank you for giveaway

  270. veronica lee says:

    You won’t find a frozen lake where I live over here in the tropics! But I’d love to walk on one!

  271. Lulubelle says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake, and it freaked me out. No like.

  272. Sarah says:

    I’ve walked and skated on frozen lakes and cranberry bogs.

  273. Lena says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake, it’s too dangerous

  274. Leah says:

    No, I don’t believe in the notion of the good old days.

  275. Jessica says:

    My best beauty purchase of 2015 would have to be Cover Girl Super Sizer mascara. It’s the only non-tubing mascara that doesn’t smudge on me.

  276. Julie Murphy says:

    yep walked on frozen pond

  277. nlm8 says:

    Would love to see you collaborate with any line!

  278. Maren says:

    Hey Karen! I live in Minnesota so anywhere I go I’m most likely less than 5 miles from a lake. We used to go out on frozen lakes all the time, we’d take our sleds and try to cross the lake and come back before dinner!

  279. Danielle says:

    I’ve walked and skated on frozen lakes a lot! Not this winter though…way too warm… Maybe the good ol’ days were when it actually got cold in winter πŸ™‚

  280. Lilly says:

    I put on a shift dress from either jcrew or dvf and a killer simple classic black pump

  281. Chrissy says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015: The MUFE Make Up Station. I wanted it so bad last year, but didn’t buy it because of the price, when it came up in Sephoras Sale on Sale this year I had to have it!

  282. MK says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base. Expensive, but it’s such a good, natural-looking bronzer for dry skin.

  283. Denise S says:

    I’ve never walked on a frozen lake. I have maneuvered around many a frozen sidewalk this past week, though.

  284. Blanca says:

    Tabs is just like my cat, she’s been so depressed because I won’t let her go in the back yard. She to is an inside cat. This cat attitudes are hilarious tho. That’s why we love them more.

  285. alice says:

    I got some eyeliners and shadows from Pixi. Really love them.

  286. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Classic black eyeliner and a pop lip color makes me feel like a million bucks.

  287. Maddie says:

    I’m planning to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond today to get some new window curtains.

  288. Renee says:

    1. Have I walked on a frozen lake? No, but I love the idea of it.
    2. Yes, I love the notion of the good old days! I wish I lived in the Mayberry era.
    3. Dress to impress? A tailored suit, no question.
    4. Good trendsetter? Duchess Kate Middleton
    5. Best makeup purchase this year? Oh…only 1..dear Lord! Lol, ok, I am very indecisive on this one, but I’m going to go with MAC Melba blush. It seems that I’ve missed the boat on this blush until now but it really is a perfect warm neutral, its between that and MAC Sprinkle of Magic lipstick which is a perfect nude for me. Karen, you managed to make me narrow it down to 2! πŸ™‚
    5. MAC should do a collaboration with Kim Kardashian. Say what you want about her but girl knows her makeup. I’d love to see what colors and items MAC could create with her.
    Here’s to a perfect week for all!

  289. Sabrina says:

    You should do a collaboration with Colourpop!

  290. Rania says:

    Hi Karen,
    My absolute best beauty purchase of 2015 would be the Lancome Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact.
    And due to your review I have my eyes set on the new Nars matte tinted moisturizer.

  291. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I think my best makeup investment is my clarisonic!

  292. Deanna says:

    I think walking on a frozen lake would probably be a bad idea.

  293. Barbara B says:

    Dressing to impress for me is anytime I leave the house not wearing scrubs lol!

  294. RM says:

    I just tried the new Urban Decay 24/7 pencil style concealer and I really like it

  295. Birgit L. says:

    When there’s a frozen pond you can rest assured I’ll be … inside with a nice hot cup of tea, watching people outside freezing their behinds off. I’m not made for the cold, apparently! πŸ˜€

  296. Rosemary says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015: My first Guerlain Rouge G! What a lipstick and the case ain’t bad either. πŸ˜‰ I got Garconne because I’m all about the reds.

    Wish I could have applied for your intern job, Karen, but I’m old and don’t have a decent camera! lol

    I did just start following you on twitter.

  297. Lisa says:

    Adele should totally do a makeup collaboration with MAC! i know she mostly just does the one classic look, but it’s so fabulous and she always looks completely on point.

    have fun baby shopping Karen! i can’t even imagine how excited you must be!

  298. Lydia says:

    I think sometimes the memory of days past is what I focus on, but it’s likely that in 10 years, I’ll probably be talking about the current times as “the good old days.” I guess it’s a matter of perspective.

  299. Randi says:

    Love your reviews Karen! My best makeup purchase in 2015 was the naked 3 palette.

  300. Quimerula says:

    MAC and Dita Von Teese!

  301. brenda disimone says:

    i love shopping at sephora weekly, this week i bought formula x wraps in a valentines theme

  302. Stephanie Z. says:

    Best beauty buy of 2015 was the Sephora Summer skin sampler kit that had a ton of different sunscreens. It’s one of my favorite purchases of all time. I’m also including a little nugget of comedy: “whatever keeps your naval craft buoyant.” I like to use it instead of “whatever floats your boat.”

  303. Ellen says:

    I would love to walk on a frozen lake!

  304. Lindsay says:

    i don’t believe in the good old days. maybe they were good for certain people, or we miss certain aspects of the past, but overall i think it’s better to move forward & try to create a future that is good for everyone.

  305. Jess says:

    I wish I’d gone for a walk on a frozen lake when I had the chance — I went to college in Western MA and the lakes on campus were frozen from November until March!

  306. Fiery Phoenix says:

    I think that Stevie Nicks should totally do a makeup collaboration with Coastal Scants!!!

  307. Isabella says:

    Hi Karen and baby girl! My best purchase of 2015 has to be mac viva glam II. Great nude and the money go to a good cause.

  308. Trillina Palemi says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 would be the TooFaced Chocolate Bon Bons palette

  309. Susan Christy says:

    I grew up in a small midwest town the 60’s which to me were the “good old days”. Rode my bike everywhere, went to the park and walked to school all without parental supervision. I didn’t have a worry in the world.

  310. Rayshawn says:

    I am having a great sunday.

  311. Sophia says:

    The best makeup purchase I made in 2015 was the Tartelette matte palette! It’s so beautifully pigmented and has the perfect colors! Also, for those of us with allergies, it is paraben free and all that good stuff! xoxo

  312. maria says:

    I love Sephora makeup!!!

  313. Freya says:

    Glad to see Sephora opening in Suburban Square in Ardmore Pa. Going uo to King of Prussia was becoming a real pain in the neck.

  314. Alexandra J. says:

    Hey Karen, I hope you and BG are doing good.
    When I think of ‘good old days’, I think of my grandma who used to bake the world’s best sugar cookies. The smell was heavenly. Although she passed away a few years ago, I still remember how her kitchen used to be filled with that sweet sugary smell. I tried to recreate the original recipe a couple of times, but it never tasted as good as back in the ‘good old days’ when my grandma made them for us.

    Oh and my favorite makeup purchase of 2015 must be my first Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick. Such a great formula.


  315. Kalli Melia says:

    My best beauty buy of 2015 was the Bourjois 1 seconde mascara in Ultra black. I ran out and tried about everything else I had to tide me over and use up the other 4 mascaras I have open, but no, I needed to go buy it s soon as possible.

  316. Illy Junus says:

    I never walk on the frozen lake, i am too afraid to fell down

  317. Ingrid P. says:

    My best beauty buy of 2015 was the Urban Decay Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup! I was an avid MAC prolong wear user then turned to BareMinerals. None were must haves but I must say Urban Decay has been life changing. I also love, love, love the Mac x15 warm neutrals palette. Thanks to your video, I’m really looking forward to trying out the Nars velvet matte skin tint. Hoping Sephora launches that one soon!

  318. Julia C says:

    When I was young, My granny had a pond on her property that would freeze over! We used to slide across it while sitting in buckets!

  319. Oliver says:

    My best purchase of 2015 would have to be my Naked Smokey Palette.

  320. sheila ressel says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake. I’ve never even seen a frozen lake in person!

  321. Glenda says:

    Okay, let’s do this thing again!
    This year was the first time I ever saw a frozen lake. I’m Brazilian (so, you know, snow is not something we come across all the time…), but my boyfriend is currently living in Minneapolis, so I’m experiencing my first Winter for realz. :PP

  322. Terri says:

    Aw, poor Tabs. My landlady’s cat is the same way, especially with snow. During the first few snowfalls of the year, he glares at her and me with a look that says, “why did you let this happen? It’s cold and wet, and I don’t like it!”

  323. Elizabeth C says:

    As a youngster, even to today I’ve walked on a frozen lake many times. Snowmobiled on one, ice fished, the whole lot.

  324. Caitie says:

    Nope, I’ve never walked on a frozen lake. Our family dog fell through the ice + got stuck doing just that when I was a kid, so I’m not sure it’s something I’d ever attempt myself!
    Caitie recently posted … Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant (+ Birthday Giveaway #2!)

  325. Mel says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Laura mercier translucent powder! So soft and THE perfect setting powder. Honorable mention goes to urban decay naked concealer !!!!!

  326. Wayne says:

    Awww, Tabs. Has he ever seen snow?

  327. Rina says:

    The past can tend to look rosy….

  328. Krystle says:

    It’s been pretty dry here

  329. Sara says:

    I’ve taken a few steps onto a frozen like but it’s too unsteady for me.

  330. Murielle says:

    The best purchase of 2015 was nars creamy concealer! It hides everything so easily.

  331. Rose S says:

    The way I dress to impress is by wearing clothes that fit. Too big or too small usually just ruins it imo, being presentable important =P

  332. Annalee says:

    My best makeup purchase was the Becca Blush in Flowerchild!

  333. Alix says:

    My Siamese cat is feeling Tabs pain! We had snow last night/ this morning and he looked absolutely disgusted by it. I took him out to play in it and he clearly thought I was insane. He spent the rest of the day on a bed next to a radiator!

    My best beauty buy of 2015 was definately MAC face and body – had been wanting to try it for years but always ended up with something else like Aqualumiere etc but it’s absolutely my holy grail base and I keep a stock of it (thank God for the 120ml bottles!) Because its just so dammed amazing! I gotta thank you Karen for the ace review that made me buy it! xo

  334. Maria says:

    So I tried the MUFE Ultra HD Concealer. Is it me or is it a lot thinner than expected? TBH, I prefer the UD Naked Concealer above anything else right now. But I definitely am still eyeing the MUFE Ultra HD Foundation.

  335. Megan Denholm says:

    My best beauty purchase of 2015 was my NARS creamy concealer, I’ve never used a better concealer before! Amazing coverage and yet it feels very light and not at all cakey! Also my beauty blender!

  336. Yutavia says:

    My best makeup purchase were some Bobbie Brown lipsticks and lipglosses! I never tried any and I’ve always wanted to give it a shot. I’m happy I did.

  337. Tiffany says:

    I’m really happy with my beautylish lucky bag! It’s my first year buying one and I can’t wait for the next!

  338. marta says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was a set of IT brushes!

  339. Kirsten says:

    Have you ever walked on a frozen lake? I have! I lived in Minnesota for 8 years– land of lakes and frozen.

    Do you believe in the notion of β€œthe good old days”? I think we remember things better than they were, so people have rose-colored glasses towards the past, forgetting all the bad bits.

  340. Alexis says:

    Went to my company holiday party last night. I did have cocktails but didn’t get drunk. Why am I so damn tired today? Partying is hard after 40!!

  341. Lisa C says:

    Best makeup purchase has to be the TF chocolate bon bon palette.

  342. Trisha says:

    I grew up in IL but I have never walked on a frozen lake. Lol even if I had the opportunity, I wouldn’t do it. I’m too scared and I don’t like the cold.

  343. Armella says:

    I recently hopped onto the face oil train. I always had sensitive skin and was skeptical about break outs, but my face has never been happier while dealing with harsh Wisconsin winters and the dry skin that came with it!

  344. Taina P. says:

    The best makeup purchase I have ever made is probably the Becca Ever-Matte primer. I have oily skin and it works wonders for me.😊

  345. Hollie says:

    I live in the NE and when I was in 9th grade I had to walk to school. There was this huge pond that we had to walk around to get to the main road. One day we were running late so we decided to just walk across the frozen pond to save time. This seemed to work out well and cut our walk by at least 10 min. This was working out pretty good until the day we were walking across it and we heard the ice starting to crack and pop.. Needless to say we ran as fast as we could to the other side and never attempted it again.

  346. AmyBS says:

    I never say “good old days” anymore, I always say ” back in the day” – but it means the sand I guess!

  347. Amber says:

    Best makeup purchases of 2015: Laura Gellar gilded honey and Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation.

  348. Darlene says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 is the Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop. I try to use other highlighters but I always go back to it, I love it!

  349. Elizabeth says:

    It have never walked on a frozen lake before and I don’t plan on it. Just sounds way too scary for me haha.

  350. I have never walked on a frozen lake with my luck I would fall through.

  351. Andrea says:

    I have never walked on a frozen lake, but I have skated on a frozen river!!

    Best makeup purchase in 2015: Either the Hourglass ALP (can’t wait to get my hands on the strobe powders!), or the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint… I discovered Hourglass in 2015.

  352. Mallory says:

    KvD should do a collaboration with Too Faced … Oh, wait! No, seriously, I am so psyched for this pairing!!

  353. Cathy says:

    I live in Chicago so right now everything is frozen! I can’t think of a best purchase of 2015 but I will say that I actually made Rouge level at Sephora this year and I’m proud of it! Lol…

  354. Kalli says:

    Best 2015 beauty purchases for me would be MAC’s Modesty lipstick and Revlon’s Pink Truffle lip butter. Both are just pretty MLBB’s, but I’ve almost completely finished Pink Truffle and Modesty is about halfway gone and I only just bought that about six months ago. They’re so easy to just keep in my purse and throw it on when I need to look pulled together.
    Kalli recently posted … Red Lip to the Grocery Store

  355. Jordi says:

    I think that everyone is entitled to talk about their own “good old days” – but that it’s a load of baloney and we all kind of know it!

  356. Alexandru Rusu says:

    Have you ever walked on a frozen lake?
    Yes i walked on a frozen lake when i was litte young at my grandparents countryside.

  357. jessica says:

    I need a makeup collaboration between J.K. Rowling/WB and literally anyone. there are some really fun harry potter ‘inspired’ collections from smaller/indie makeup brands, but I want a fully licensed collection with house color palettes, creature inspired nail polishes, “lumos” highlighter and “nox” countour…

  358. Natalia says:

    I did walk before on a frozen lake, even had chance to fishing there. Really fun but cold. Thank you for nice giveaway!

  359. brittany says:

    i want that new glam glow mask!!

  360. Amy Z. says:

    I’ve never walked on a frozen lake before – the closest I’ve gotten is skating on a friend’s backyard homemade ice rink during high school!

  361. Maribel D. says:

    I love winter and the rain…

  362. Melissa L says:

    Woohoo, tomorrow is a day off for me!!

  363. Diane says:

    NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil In Bolero
    Is my fave new product

  364. chari perez says:

    I have you never walked on a frozen lake!!

  365. Karla Fernandez says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was my Estee Lauder double wear foundation. I used to wear high end eyeshadow with drugstore foundation until I understood that the best investment should be in a good foundation.

  366. Sarah says:

    I’m loving all this rain– CA definitely needs it!

  367. BB says:

    In Extra Dimension MAC highlighter (Shaft of Gold).

  368. anusha says:

    Burberry kisses military red lipstick is my best purchase..can be worn sheer or as a stain for daytime casual outings or layered into a full on red for night outs.. πŸ™‚ amazing pigmentation!
    Rihanna is an awesome trendsetter.
    I dress to impress by wearing form fitting clothes with colours that brighten up my face..

  369. Eden says:

    I’d have to say my best beauty buy of 2015 would have to be my UD Naked Smoky palette, it’s so gorgeous <3

  370. Jennie says:

    My favorite beauty buy of 2015 would definitely have to be the Morphe 35O Eyeshadow palette. So many pretty, warm colors. So affordable. So pigmented and buttery. Sometimes I can’t help but just stare at it… you know?

  371. Devis says:

    I used to walk on my cousins frozen lakes when I was a kid. My fave makeup
    Product I bought in 2015 was probably my colourpop shadows! I just LOVE them!

  372. Maren says:

    I think “the good old days” are a myth for most people. Not into it. I love enjoying the present & looking ahead!
    Best makeup purchase last year? J.Cat Fantabulips in green and orange.
    Maren recently posted … Depress 15

  373. Jamie says:

    Hmmmmm, hard to narrow down a best makeup purchase from last year but the best skincare purchase I made last year would have to be the Cerave facial moisturizers.

  374. Holly says:

    I know you can’t actually get it at Sephora, but I’ve been loving Dermalogica for my even more sensitive than usual winter skin. I never have trouble spending money at Sephora, though πŸ™‚

  375. tina nguyen says:

    Good ol’ days…was reminiscing actually earlier with the sun setting and craving a Thrifty sherbert ice cream…anyone remember when it was only 25 cents?! ahhh πŸ™‚

  376. Reina says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was NARS creamy concealer!

  377. Rachel says:

    My favorite makeup purchase of 2015 was finally getting my hands on Soar lip pencil from MAC. Perfect color for me but damn that Kylie for making it so popular and impossible to get a hold of!

  378. Rebekah says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was probably my Nars Audacious lipstick in Anita! It was worth saving up for definitely πŸ™‚

  379. Renae says:

    Wow, that is a lot of comments!
    I have never walked on a frozen lake. As a matter of fact I only got to see snow for the first time last year, on holiday in Munich.
    I am “down under” and as such, not a lot of snow here. As such it was quite a thrill to wake up the morning of the day after Christmas to see it falling.

  380. Rowena says:

    I only just discovered that using a navy liner over black liner can help the whites of my eyes look whiter.

  381. Gaya says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was Nars Audacious Anna. Definitely want to expand my Audacious collection in 2016!

  382. Alexandra says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 would be the Urban Decay 24/7 liquid eyeliner in black. I have searched for years for a liner to create a glossy fine line for my hooded eyes (so creating both a line and some eyeshadow interest is prime real-estate and I don’t have much to work with!) this strikes the perfect balance, is a true rich black (bonus points) and probably the easiest liner to create that beautiful cat eye flick (or is it the years of struggling with other products that made using this product so easy?) I can’t answer that easily, but I can certainly say this product was my best makeup purchase of 2015!

  383. Justine says:

    My best purchase was loreal tubing mascara

  384. Hortencia Ostorga says:

    Can’t wait to go🎳 With Zander maΓ±ana.☺️

  385. BooBooNinja says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake.

  386. Tiffany says:

    Hmm.. My best beauty purchase last year was definitely champagne pop!

  387. Cassidy says:

    Hard to narrow down one favorite makeup purchase! My ABH self made palette was a surprise favorite. And I’m really happy with the colourpop purchases I made in 2015, they’re definitely my new favorite affordable brand.

  388. Colleen says:

    Pretty sure Sunday Riley’s Power Couple Duo (Good Genes Treatment and Luna Sleeping Night Oil) changed my skin and life forever. I have the most hopelessly oily porous breakout-prone uneven-toned mess of a face ever, and this combination calmed it down and cleared it up and sometimes I can even go a whole day without blotting once. It’s ridiculous. I’m obsessed.

  389. Emily says:

    I try to dress to impress! It depends what I’m doing, but for different things I try to project different images, down to my makeup and perfume.

  390. Lisa says:

    Best make up purchase last year was the urban decay naked pallete!

  391. Karen says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015? After I saw your review of the Tarte Lights of the Party palette, I decided I had to have it! My husband had to search all over to get it for me for Christmas because it was sold out but he found it and I LOVE it. I deployed this January and it’s the only makeup palette I brought with me – has all the colors I need for day-to-day makeup or a night out (if I get one!). I am in LOVE with it.

  392. Toan tran says:

    Never waked but would like to walk on a frozen lake one day.

  393. Lauren G says:

    My best makeup purchase in 2015 was DEFINITELY the lipstick queen lipsticks! I freaking love them!

  394. Mari says:

    I have walked on a frozen lake, I live in Finland =) It’s now -19 celsius in here.

  395. Nikolina says:

    Yes, I trully believe in β€œthe good old days”!!!

  396. zVintageFashionizta says:

    I doubt it will happen at least not anytime soon because she has her own line with another cosmetic company but
    Dita Von Teese totally needs to do a collaboration with Besame cosmetics.

    Dita’s glamorous old Hollywood style is a good fit for Besame’s vintage inspired cosmetic line (and Dita only wears the colors & makeup basics that Besame sells).

  397. Joanna G says:

    Living in Minnesota, You would think I have walked on a frozen lake but alas I have not. Too afraid that I will fall in!

  398. Inez Santos says:

    Hi!!! My best makeup purchase was the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation!!!! I have searched for a foundation for YEARS to be highly pigmented and without being cakey. It doesn’t feel heavy either!! It leaves a smooth finish. A holy grail foundation, for a great price for its quality ($35)!!!

  399. LEAH says:

    I’m from a tropical country so I have never walked on a frozen lake! And I haven’t traveled to a place where there was one at that time. πŸ˜›

    Thanks for this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  400. Sara says:

    Oh how I need this gift card this week. Why is it that I always seem to run out of all of my skincare and/or makeup at the same time?! I try to stock up during the VIB sale but I guess I didn’t do a very good job this year!

  401. Pam says:

    I have been exploring some new beauty brands and my fave has been
    TonyMoly lip tints.

  402. Kiki says:

    Its raining like crazy here.. Stormy tropical rain, urgh..

  403. Shumaila says:

    I believe in the notion of good old days.

  404. Amie says:

    No I have never walked on a frozen lake. Sounds like it might be fun to try though I don’t have the patience for ice fishing –

  405. Ruchita says:

    Happy Monday!

  406. Jordan says:

    I tried to walk on a frozen lake during a winter vacation to the mountains when I was younger, but my dad wouldn’t let me because he thought I’d fall in!

  407. Supriya says:

    I am in love with the new Becca Aqua-luminous foundation!!

  408. Cyndi says:

    Yes I have walked on a frozen lake… It gets pretty chilly up here in Ontario, Canada. πŸ™‚ Oh and this past weekend I did a polar dip with my youth group in -11 degrees Celcius (that’s 12 Farenheit) weather… and it was snowing too!! πŸ™‚ Good times!!

  409. Poppy says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was my Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation ❀️❀️❀️

  410. Lesley T says:

    I have walked on frozen lakes and even skated on ” The marge of Lake Laberge” (a very Canadian reference).

  411. Kelly says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015, by far, were two of the D&G Matte Red lipsticks. They are true workhorses! I can wear one all day and barely have to touch it up. In fact, the real issue is trying to take it off at night!

  412. Sarah says:

    lol Karen.. I guarantee it’s raining much much more here in Vancouver (Canada) than in the Bay. πŸ˜‰

    I have been dying to try out the new MUFE HD formula! Would totes buy that with this gift card!!!!

  413. Julie says:

    I would cross my fingers hoping I would win, but they are frozen stiff…….it is 23 below zero windchill…burr….so I will cross my legs instead ❀❀

  414. Jay says:

    I have never taken a walk on a frozen lake. Partly because I see news all the time about thin ice drowing

  415. Teresa T. says:

    Karen! I love your blog.
    My best makeup purchase of 2015 is the Complexion Rescue from BareMinerals. It’s light, natural looking and makes my skin so healthy and smooth.

  416. Andrea says:

    Best purchase of 2015 was the Naked Smoky Palette. Love.

  417. Stephanie A. says:

    Re: Collaborations–I’ve read that there will be an upcoming collab between Kat Von D and Too Faced. I’m super-intrigued, but also scratching my head a bit. They’re soooo different!

  418. Lauren says:

    Best makeup purchase was the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Volume 2. Love it!!!

  419. Ashley says:

    I’ve never walked on a frozen lake, and probably would be too nervous to go very far from the edge. But I’d like to try someday!

  420. Jaimie says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream. It’s fantastic and I hope they never discontinue it!

  421. Brit says:

    I love my birch box that I got for christmas 2015

  422. Kuz says:

    Dior needs to do a collaboration with Alicia Vikander – she’s so lovely and is just the epitome of class!

  423. ame says:

    I feel for you with the rain! I live in STL–we are just getting all dried out from the flooding, only to freeze. Seeing all the damage is heartbreaking.

  424. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    We used to drive on frozen lakes. Cars, trucks, anything. Canada eh

  425. Analy Rodriguez says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polishes, those are my new & only go-to for painting my nails!

  426. Neha Adatia says:

    I’m undecided if hourglass immaculate liquid foundation or stila’s stay all day liquid lipstick was my favorite 2015 purchase, either way these products were game changers for me. The foundation improved my skin massively and the liquid lipstick has a beautiful matte finish that literally lasts all day!

  427. Whitney L. says:

    I am loving the Ellie Goulding MAC products — I think my favorite purchase of 2015!

  428. Josie says:

    have a super wonderful week!

  429. jane kramer says:

    this would be great as i have always wanted to try makeup from sephora . Thanks for the chance .

  430. Olivia Lo says:

    My best makeup purchase of 2015 was the Tarte Airbrush Bamboo Foundation Brush. <3

  431. Monica says:

    My best beauty purchase of 2015 would have to be laura mercier secret brightening powder

  432. Katherine says:

    My best purchase of 2015 was the Laura Mercier Artist Eye Palette! I just love it!

  433. Aimen Abbasi says:

    Best makeup purchase of 2015 was BECCA Champagne Glow PALETTE! Love champagne pop! And PEARL!

  434. Deborah says:

    I love looking at a frozen lake, but I’ve never ventured out onto one.

  435. Makai says:

    I do believe in the “good ole days”, but I also recognize there’s a lot of good in these current days as well.

  436. Lisa Ranieri says:

    Best 2015 make-up purchase? Born this way foundation!

  437. Sarah says:

    Ok let’s see what to comment… Have been reading your blog for about a year, have never entered this. Really like your photos and your honest reviews and sense of humor. So, um how bout most recent beauty purchase? Just bought one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powdwers, finally! Little late to the party on that one!
    Anyway keep up the great work!

  438. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I’ve skated on a frozen pond, so that’s close. Not since I was a kid, though.

  439. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I dress to impress by wearing great accessories and shoes.

  440. Ahlia says:

    My best purchase of 2015 has to be the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer! I love it a lot and just got a new one from Sephora last week πŸ™‚

  441. Heather L says:

    When I think of trendsetters, the first people to come to mind aren’t any famous celebrities – they are the best YouTube Beauty gurus. I find that at least half of my beauty expenditure comes from recommendations from them (including Karen!) It seems like they influence each other as well, as I notice the same products coming up again and again. They may not be celebrities, but I think they have a tremendous influence on viewers, which may account for some of the great collaborations we saw last year between popular beauty brands like Becca, Ofra, and Colourpop and these trendsetters. I have to admit, I receive tremendous guilty pleasure from watching these videos, and definitely purchase more makeup than I would if it weren’t for them. In the end, however, I still have my own style and my own favorites that sometimes are consistent with theirs and sometimes are not. My favorite trendsetters are the ones who don’t believe in necessarily following the rules! I think everyone like that is a trendsetter in their own right!

  442. Jacque says:

    I lived in Wisconsin for ten years (how I survived the winters that long I’ll never know!) and there used to be a kites on ice festival in January on Lake Mendota. Hundreds of people gathered on the frozen lake and flew kites. It was kinda beautiful πŸ™‚

  443. Alicia says:

    I turn 45 this year, and I have decided to make an effort to experiment with makeup–colors, brands, try things I have never used before. I’ve been doing the same thing with makeup for YEARS. My mantra for 2016 is to HAVE FUN! What better place to start than with cosmetics? πŸ™‚ Happy New Year! 😊

  444. Jennifer says:

    Tomorrow I start my second semester of college! I’m very excited but also scared. I spent a lot of time trying to pick out my outfit and plan my face make up.

  445. Domenique says:

    I live in Canada … of course I’ve been on a frozen lake. When I was a kid, my parents took me ice fishing…. soooo boring (and cold). Now my kids go with their Dad at least a couple times every winter (poor things lol!)… but I get a bit of a break (he couldn’t get me to come for all the bribery in the world!). πŸ˜€

  446. Sally says:

    Hooray for the rain!

  447. Susan C. says:

    A makeup collaboration between Adele and MAC would be so amazing! Her retro-style makeup always looks impeccable, and I would be eager to see what MAC artists would do with her “canvas”.

  448. Amanda Zweig says:

    My fave makeup purchase of 2015 had to be my Urban Decay Naked Concealer!! Obsessed with that stuff!

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