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Good morning, glory! Guess who’s on her second cup of decaf Irish breakfast tea and working her way through February’s Allure magazine.


As usual, this one’s been very eductational. For instance, I just found out that Too Faced is going to have a waterproof version of their Better Than Sex Mascara. Hmm… Good to know.

Today, it’s just more baby related things for me, like, I have to set aside an area in the bathroom where I can give BG her sponge baths, figure out exactly where I’m gonna put the bassinet, exciting stuff like that…

I hope you have a wonderful winter weekend, and I sure as heck hope it involves chocolate, and/or other Valentine’s Day treats and sweets.

Talk to you soon. Good luck in the giveaway.


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  1. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!!!
    Hv a nice weekend!

  2. Sherry says:

    Cracks me up because blue eyeshadow was all the rage in the 80s and I thought I looked da bomb. Sigh, seeing pictures make me cringe. Yowza. May you and the baby have a lovely Valentine’s!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Don’t tell anyone – but I heard a rumor you’re having a baby. Crazy what the media comes up with.

  4. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’ve never gone skiing or snowboarding EVER!

  5. Lisa says:

    Ooh, my favorite Valentine’s Day candy is chocolate shaped hearts! Yummy!

  6. Lindsay says:

    i never wear lip gloss, bronzer or face primer

  7. Becky says:

    I last skied last December at Cairngorm in Scotland. Skiing at home is largely dodging rocks and ice, but it’s fun!!

  8. Anna says:

    I never wear lip gloss, bb cream or liquid liner!

  9. Allison says:

    I never wear lip primer, face primer or bronzer. I love my tinted moisturizer though; that stuff’s the bomb.

  10. Meghan P says:

    I typically don’t wear eyeliner everyday, brow gel, or highlighter on a daily basis (work-wise), but I’ll usually go all out for nicer occasions! 😀

  11. Anita says:

    I never wear bronzer (I’m too pale, even the lightest shade looks like dirt on me), lip liner, or any eye brow make up.

  12. Chris25 says:

    The only thing better than Valentine’s Day itself is the discounted chocolate that becomes available the day after. 😉 I hope that you and your family have a great Valentine’s tomorrow!
    Chris25 recently posted … Sally Beauty Supply and MAC Haul

  13. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, hope you have a great valentine’s day. Hope you and baby girl are doing well. Cant wait to hear about her and that the birth goes well. Lots of love to you and Tabs

  14. tirurit says:

    Wow, it is really the final countdown, right?

    Hope you enjoy your last Valentine as a twosome, next year you will have a third member (of the two-legged variety) in the family 🙂
    tirurit recently posted … Kiko Milano: Best Friends Forever collection

  15. Lauren says:

    Happy VALENTINES Day, Karen and BG!!

    I never use brow gel, just a pencil; bronzer has been abandoned lately as well as lipglosses…my hair clings to my lips!

  16. the last rumor I heard is that El Nino was cancelled! Oh no!

  17. Jenny Ham says:

    I don’t wear bronzer… Happy Valentines Day..

  18. Beth says:

    I never wear bronzer, lip liner, or blue eyeshadow. I have blue eyes, so it looks awful on me! Happy Weekend everyone!

  19. margarita says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Karen!

  20. Lucinda says:

    I’m really impressed with how you’re keeping up with your blog during your pregnancy. What advice do you have for bloggers on maintaining a healthy work/life balance?

    Thanks for hosting these awesome giveaways 🙂

  21. Kayla says:

    I never use lipgloss (I don’t like glossy lips! Give me matte or satin!), tinted moisturizer (I just have never bought one, idk why!), or bronzer. I am just way too pale!

  22. Judy says:

    Winter weather is here! -26C today heeere

  23. Kendra Kammer says:

    Hi! I last wore blue eyeshadow on Sunday, to support the Broncos in the Super Bowl! But then I also wore it Tursday to an 80’s party. So I’m all over the blue eyeshadow this week! (Or its all over me. Lol.)

  24. Karleena says:

    The last time I wore blue eyeshadow I think was last winter! Unfortunately I don’t think it looks that great on me :/

  25. Michelle says:

    I was a kid of the 80s and blue eye-shadow was the coolest thing ever. I had this baby blue shadow my grandma had bought me and I always wore it while playing dress up , I thought it made me look so beautiful!
    I was 8 years though so I wasn’t allowed to wear it out of the house,which probably was a good thing.
    Now any shade of blue eye makeup always reminds me of that so I don’t wear it, it all feels too 80s flashabck, even navy

  26. Tiffany says:

    I saw Howie Day live recently and he was really amazing!

  27. Tiffanie says:

    Enjoy your baby-planning day!

  28. Teresa Luong says:

    I like blue eyeliner more than blue eye shadow! A bright cobalt blue!

  29. Anissa says:

    I never wear foundation, concealer and powder. I really like wearing a lot of eye and lip make up but i’m not one to even use face make up, except for blush and bronzer. My skin needs to breath, otherwise I break out so i’m lucky I guess.

  30. Rahila says:

    Hey Karen! I totally love bronzers but I am not confident of the right shade for me. I am probably a little bit deeper than your skinshade. I am not NC42 and not NC45(too orange) either. Can you please recommend a good matte bronzer and a shimmer bronzer (Nars, Too Faced or Mac) as well as a sheer foundation/tinted moisturizer with shade names that I can explore?

  31. Erin says:

    When was the last time you listened to live music?

    Actually live? A long time. I’ve heard plenty of live recordings.

    What’s a rumor you recently heard?

    I heard they are cutting the budget here.

    What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear?

    Lip Primer… I think that’s the only thing I’ve never worn.

    Have you gone skiing or snowboarding yet this year?

    Nope, I haven’t done either in 10 years plus!

    When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow?

    The 80’s! I have some blue liners I wear now.

    What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy?

    Erin recently posted … Terre d’Hermès Review

  32. Melanie says:

    For the longest time I never wore mascara because I have the straightest and chubbiest lashes so I always felt like it was a lost cause. I’ve changed my ways! I can’t go without it now.

  33. Lizzie says:

    Last time I listened to live music Menudo in the 80’s live in concert on Guam. Sad I know.

  34. Sara says:

    Last time I listened to live music was when I went to a Taylor Swift concert over the summer.

  35. Erin says:

    I’m an Irish dance teacher, so the last time I listened to live music was at a competition last weekend. All competitions have live musicians, something I love about Irish dance!
    I never wear face primer. The ones I’ve tried break me out, probably due to silcones/dimethicone. I have never even tried lip primer! And right now I never wear color correcting concealers, but I’m eyeing some at Sephora, so maybe I will start!

  36. Tatiana says:

    Don’t think I’ve ever worn blue shadow.
    I had my girl’s bassinet right next to our bed at first. That way when she needed to be fed in the middle of the night Dear Husband could help me get up (had a C-section and moving around was hard at first) and then hand her to me to be fed. A lot of people co-sleep with baby in bed with them, but we decided that just wouldn’t work for us. The first time she slept through the night I woke up with sun streaming through the windows and my immediate reaction was that she died during the night, because my breasts were extremely full of milk. I had to express a little milk just so that she could latch on that morning. After that night we moved her into the room that was her nursery. So try a few things out, then decide what works for you and politely ignore what anyone else is telling you to do. Including me, lol.

  37. Kathy says:

    I think the last time I wore blue eyeshadow was in middle school. Or some other time for a dance performance, but never just because. But I just got the Urban Spectrum palette for Valentine’s day and I CAN’T WAIT to play with the blues and greens!!!

  38. Gee says:

    It’s got to be cinnamon hearts…the best!

  39. Karen says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is chocolate covered cherries. My husband always gets me a box of cherries hand-dipped in milk and dark chocolate. Yummo!

  40. Susan T. says:

    I live in a ski resort town and I don’t ski. Lol! I don’t even like winter! Lucky for me it’s been super warm this winter and we have hardly any snow in town. The snow on the ski hills is apparently great right now though so if anyone is looking for a ski vacation head to the Canadian Rockies. 🙂

  41. Maribel D. says:

    Hi Karen, you have Great skin!

  42. Lisa Brown says:

    What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy: Anything chocolate 🙂

  43. marta says:

    Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

  44. Kim K says:

    I have never been skiing or boarding but my sister goes and is going to take me sometime! I am both so nervous and excited

  45. Lisa says:

    I love chocolate! Never been skiing or snowboarding… 😕

  46. Michelle says:

    My friend just gave me blue eyeshadow, so I will try it for the first time soon. I’ve worn blue eyeliner before but never blue eyeshadow. I’m excited and kind of scared at the same time lol

  47. Chelsea says:

    I never wear lip gloss, bronzer, or lash primer!

  48. Nika says:

    I never wear lip primer, mascara primer, and eyeshadow pigments. Good luck on your delivery, Karen!

  49. Loris Ayoub says:

    Hello Karen!!! I have never being skiing and the funny part? The ski resort is 5 min away from me… sad hey?

  50. Cathleen says:

    Hi Karen!!!

    Have you tried the make up forever ultra hd foundation yet???

  51. Carol Buchman says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is anything chocolate!!

  52. Rhoda K says:

    I actually don’t think I’ve ever worn blue eyeshadow. I should really experiment more.

  53. Terri says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding because I totally lack coordination.

  54. SKYRAT says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow on wed! I wore it a a line on my lower lid. (And I am 40+ in a conservative field! but used like that it rocks!

  55. Nicole says:

    Three types of makeup that I never wear are bronzer, lip liner, and lip primer.

  56. Jen says:

    I last listened to live music last night… I live across the street from a bar that has a patio with I’ve music on the weekends, so I get to listen to stuff while still being lazy at home.

    I never wear: bronzer or lipliner, and I allllllmost never wear concealer (I should wear concealer, but I’m terrible at applying it).

  57. Coline T. says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is the Reese’s Peanut butter cup hearts 😀

  58. LizR says:

    Blue eyeshadows?oih last time wore it once back in 2007 (I even took pic of myself) and sent to my BF back then we were still getting to know each other,he said good things and still remember to this day (aaww…blushing). I honestly can never lip gloss (coz it’s always gone in few seconds) and bronzer (I cant do it right and feel like too much on it or not showing enough)

  59. TrippyPixie says:

    I love chocolate covered strawberries. So good.

  60. Melissa says:

    i love wearing blue eyeshadow, i have it on right now! 🙂

  61. Michelle says:

    I like reeces pieces.

  62. Rebecca says:

    Last time I listed to live music was in the Celtic Thunder cruise! They are so amazing live.

  63. KV says:

    Anything that is chocolate is my favorite Valentine’s candy.

  64. The last time I wore blue eyeshadow was on Wednesday. because I filmed a tutorial on the Givenchy La Revelation Originelle look. I was glad I managed to find one, I usually don’t wear blue at all.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Face Compact – One for summer

  65. Maria says:

    Love the cartoony lipstick and perfume…….

  66. BJW says:

    I have never gone snowboarding and I haven’t skiied in over twenty years!

  67. Tasha says:

    Hi Karen. I went snowboarding once yearsss ago and hated it. I kept falling. My butt hurts. Hope u r well. My stomach been growling all day.. and my LO kept me up. What a day. Love u.

  68. Anastassia says:

    I love chocolate. In heart shapes for Valentines!

  69. Alona Y says:

    Lately I’ve been wearing a really rich, deep navy blue right on the lash line instead of eyeliner, I tried it one day and it’s just been working out so well!

  70. Antonia says:

    I never wear foundation (unless I’m experiencing major skin issues). I never curl my lashes (I think I’ve tried it twice in my entire life). I never wear fake eye lashes (though I do want to try eyelash extension).

  71. Virginia says:

    I did a pale blue eye shadow with gold and a cat eye a few year ago. It sounds weird, but it looked pretty cool and mod.

  72. Sidra Vitale says:

    Three types of makeup I never wear:

    brow makeup in powder form (I prefer brow mascara, gels, or pencils)
    lip primer
    does hairspray count as makeup?

  73. Lizett Juarez says:

    I never wear bronzer, bb creams, or false eyelashes

  74. Amy says:

    I never ski or snowboard!

  75. Ambritt says:

    I actually love blue eyeshadow! It fun to pair with greens to create a mermaidy kind of look. I think there are no rules to makeup if you like blue eyeshadow then rock it!

  76. Seddon says:

    I was just at a conference at a ski resort but was too busy to ski. 🙁 so the last time I ski’d was 2008– so sad.

    I never wear bronzer because I am way way too pale!

  77. Shelly says:

    I wish I could find a new HG mascara. I loved MAC’s Plushlash and it was discontinued. I haven’t found anything I like as much yet and I’ve tried quite a few! Even the MAC rep’s suggestion for a replacement. Booooo

  78. Jade Goncalves says:

    When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow?
    The last time was a few years ago at a friend’s party

  79. Rita Wiebner says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow this week! It was wonderful 🙂

  80. Cindy says:

    Saw Public Image Ltd last November in NYC . . . I go to live music shows often but try to avoid too many in January, February, and March because of SNOW. I hate losing $$ if I can’t go to the shows because of the weather!

    Three types of makeup I never wear? Bronzer (I’m SUPER pale and a bronzer would just be WRONG), sheer foundation (uh, hello? What is the point?? Coverage is key!), and sheer lipgloss (again, what is the point? If it’s not bright it ain’t right! LOL!!) Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  81. judyo says:

    i listen to music every time i am:
    getting ready for the day (shower, hair, makeup, etc)

  82. natasha lamoreux says:

    My favorite Valentines candy is Valentines pink peeps! nlamore79 at gmail dot com

  83. Debora Covasa says:

    The last time i wore blue wad 2 weeks ago but my husbans hates the color.

  84. Katrina says:

    The last time I listened to live music was New Year’s Eve.

  85. Makyla says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, but it’s on my to do list! Hope you have a great weekend, Karen! God Bless!

  86. Olivia M says:

    The last time I wore blue eyeshadow was a few days before the end of January. Got really excited and wore the shadow up to my brow. Felt inspired by makeup I saw on Magdalena Frackowiak

  87. Maria Therese says:

    I have not gone skiing or snowboarding this season, but I went ice skating twice before there was too much snow on the pond, and it was three years since last time it was cold enough t o go ice skating..

  88. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    My fav valentines candy is CHOCOLATE! Of course 😛

  89. Noel says:

    I love See’s chocolates (especially the ones with the chocolate sprinkles on top) and Godiva truffles for Valentine’s Day.

  90. Kayla Han says:

    My sweet friend surprised me with flowers today for Valentine’s Day. I am single this year and was touched by the sweet gesture 🙂

  91. jeanie says:

    home stretch!!! Excited for you, Karen!

  92. Mary W says:

    My favorite Valentines candy is dark chocolate – preferably Ghiradelli. Nestle, Hershey and Godiva use child labor to harvest cocoa. I choose to boycott any chocolate supplier who refuses to certify their products as free of coercive labor practices, child labor, and human trafficking.

  93. Dora says:

    Happy Valentine’s weekend! I’ve actually never gone skiing nor snowboarding because I’m too afraid I’d hurt myself. 🙂
    The last live concert I went to was Florence and the Machine at the Hollywood Bowl.

  94. Sandy says:

    Just think next year you will be dressing your sweet pea up in hearts and flowers. I had the bassinet right next to our bed for easy feeding. And as to blue eye shadow I always think of Princess Diana and her makeup disaster on that televised interview.

  95. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    The last time I listened to live music was just last weekend – we were celebrating my birthday & a great live band played at the last bar we were at!

  96. latanya says:

    the last time I heard live music was 2 years ago

  97. Kris says:

    We’re having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for V Day and it’s 18 degress out so nobody feels like going out 🙂

  98. Christina says:

    I never wear blush, bronzer, or highlighter.

  99. Janie says:

    Hi Karen! Hey this is random but if you want to buy your baby something other than carter’s, I’d check out the offspring baby clothes. It is so soft aND the cotton feels high quality. They have it in amazon for great prices. 😘😘 I feel like I’ve bought so many baby clothes for my two kids and I just recently fouND that brand. Little me is also a good brand too. Happy valentine’s!

  100. Kara says:

    I wore NARS outremer this past week.

  101. Jean says:

    I’m trying to sell my unused makeup. Hopefully that will get me 50 bucks. Lol.

  102. Lisemarie says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I love candy, so Valentine’s is one of my favorite holidays. My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is made by See’s Candy. It’s their heart-shaped chewy red hots, super cinnamon-y and very cute. Sadly they are sold only once a year and are very popular, they sell out very quickly and I haven’t been able to catch them for years. Boo. Still a favorite tho.

  103. Lulu says:

    I never wear blue eyeshadow. I feel like it’s the only color that is so unflattering for me…

  104. Lynn T. says:

    I was at Super Bowl City for part of Matt Nathanson’s performance.
    Pretty cool, wish i was able to see One Republic and Alicia Keys as well.

  105. Brittany says:

    I never wear blush, foundation, or concealer. Previously I could get away with not wearing them because my acne was really infrequent. Lately, with stress from all aspects of my life compounding and the monthly joy of womanhood, I really should get into foundation and concealer… I don’t have good luck with finding any makeup bases that are a decent match.

  106. Amy Z. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Saturday, Karen and BG! The last time I wore blue eyeshadow was three days ago. I wore the dark blue and aqua shades from the Nyx Avant Pop Pallette in Surreal My Heart. I wore them on my upper and lower lids and they look fabulous.

  108. Lamisse says:

    Hi Karen! I don’t think I’ve ever gone full on blue eyeshadow, but I did recently smudge the blue MUFE Aqua Matic under my water line and over my lash line paired with a deep red lip to mimic the look Mario Dedivanovic did on KKW for their makeup demos! Hope you, el hub, and BG have a good first Valentines together!

  109. chickie brewer says:

    I’m kind of scared to try new athletic things… Although I do enjoy riding bikes and joging to stay in shape.

  110. Sarah Sq. says:

    Three types of makeup I never wear: Foundation, concealer and brow anything! I was blessed with good skin!

  111. Makai says:

    The last time I sat down to hear live music was just a couple weekends ago when I participated in my adult music student recital! It’s so much fun to listen and appreciate live music, especially knowing the heart and soul the student put into it.

  112. shanii says:

    I don’t typically Contour. I think people are kinda doing overkill with Contouring now.

  113. T says:

    Last live music: Bruno Mars concert! He was great!

  114. Janetta says:

    Any chocolate will do for me on V-Day ❤️

  115. Tracy Robertson says:

    I never wear bronzer. I tried it once and it looked like spots of dirt caked on my face. So either I am too fair skinned or I totally put it on wrong, I never tried again. I never wear foundation but I wear tinted moisturizer. I never wear lip liner, maybe I’ve been lucky so far that I don’t have many fine lines around my mouth so lipstick doesn’t bleed without it, so I don’t see the point of that extra step for me.

  116. Nlm8 says:

    Happy Valentines Day, Karen and Tabs!
    Im all about Hershey’s Hugs but really really LOVE Easter candy. Hello marshmallow bunnies! Wishing you all the best with the arrival of your little one!

  117. Deb says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is anything as long as it’s CHOCOLATE!

  118. Icequeen81 says:

    Tinted moisturizers,

    I’m still a bit mad cause I ordered makeup ( handmade) and for a second time I didn’t get it, The first time the girl sent me a replacement wich I got now I was so excited to get it and is lost again, she offered a replacement but I think is not fair for her. Somebody at the post office is losing my stuff or stealing it. One time ok second time is suspicious.

  119. patricia caradonna says:

    I really enjoy milk and white chocolate. I need to eat the chocolate early in the day or the caffeine and sugar keep me up at night.

  120. Susan P. says:

    I am excited to get tickets to see Pentatonix in April and am taking my friend, daughter and her boyfriend. We love the A cappella sound of the group and they all seem like nice people.

  121. Amanda says:

    My fave Valentine’s Day candy are Godiva dark chocolate covered strawberries!

  122. Alix says:

    Coloring my hair lilac this weekend!

  123. JCarbonel says:

    blue eyeshadow is trending, and we’ve gone way past the 90’s back into the 80’s. I’m okay with that lol.

    • Heather L says:

      As someone who was a teen in the 80s (good times!!) I am too! I am so been-there-done-that about neutrals and nudes: now I only wear them to work. Love my bright colors and so glad to see more variety in the stores!

  124. Maria says:

    The last time I wore blue eye shadow was a few years ago. I’m yet to find a shade of blue that doesn’t look terrible on me.

  125. Daniela says:

    I was at a Florence & The Machines concert last December in Munich. It was a really great show and Florence was nice and nearly approachable. Much much better than 3 years ago in Frankfurt where the stage setting was really nice but she seemed to be nearly arrogant.
    Unfortunately she didn’t play my favourite song “Queen of Peace”.

  126. Brian says:

    My favorite Valentine’s day candy are the pink, red, and white M&Ms. Plus I love trying the new flavors that they release!

  127. Nikki says:

    I never wear primer, foundation, or bronzer.

  128. Amara Morgan says:

    I haven’t been snowboarding this season.. YET. SO EXCITED!

  129. Alice says:

    The three kinds of makeup I never wear:

    1. Foundation (my skin can’t breath)
    2. Bronzer (too much trouble!)
    3. Eyeshadow (also too much trouble!)

    There’s definitely more (I’m a lazy, blush-and-mascara type of girl), but those are the major three.

  130. Jennifer Pham says:


    Congrats on the almost-born baby! I’ve never gone snowboarding and the last time I wore blue eyeshadow was yesterday (trying out the new Milani Everyday Eyes smoky palette).

  131. Quimerula says:

    No skiing for me yet.

  132. Jessie C. says:

    Yes we are going to ski this weekend.

  133. Sabrina says:

    I’m very jealous of your relaxing Saturday! I just got in from running a 5k (I’m trying to shave my time down before I do my first actual race) and I want to lay down for the rest of my life.
    No exciting V-day plans here. Maybe I’ll treat myself to blueberry pancakes..oh la la.

  134. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! 🙂 Have fun getting things ready for BG! I remember really enjoying figuring out where the crib and stuff was going to go just before my little one was born.

  135. Sarah says:

    We’re snowboarding in a few weeks! So excited!

  136. Amanda says:

    I’ve never been snowboarding or skiing, but I want to learn how to surf in the worst way! It’s on my bucket list. Good luck with your last-minute preparations. It will all come together. You’re more ready than you realize.

  137. Whitney says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow in New Year’s Eve! Electric blue from the MUFE 15 pan palette. 💙

  138. Trish says:

    Have a wonderful valentines weekend!
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  139. Laura says:

    I have never gone skiing or snowboarding. I’m afraid of heights, so getting me on the ski lift is never going to happen.

  140. Almu says:

    The one and only time I wore blue eyeshadow was when I attended a self-make up master class in a MAC store. It was my first real contact with the make up world!

  141. y. says:

    blue eyeshadow never…only eyeliner probably in the summer

  142. Denay says:

    The three kinds of makeup I never wear are primers, glitter and nail polish!

  143. Fran says:

    I wear blue eyeshadow quite often — blue-violet is one of my favorite colors for eyeshadow 🙂

    I wish I listened to live music as often! The last time I went to a concert was probably 15 years ago — terrible for a music lover! I did put $1 in a banjo case in Philadelphia’s Suburban Station last month, though — there was a guy playing great banjo while we waited for trains in a crowded terminal at rush hour, and it made the wait so much more pleasant 🙂

  144. Connie says:

    I purchased the NARS Velvet Matte the other day.. And I find it *just* okay. I definitely don’t think it’s worth the $44 ;(

  145. Dawn says:

    I never wear bronzer, eye shadow primer or mascara!

  146. Chaye says:

    I never wear lip liner bronzer or foundation

  147. Nataya says:

    Happy Valentine! My fave Valentine sweet is chocolate of course, could be any kind of 🙂

  148. Allison says:

    I never wear a highlight, eyeliner, or contour/bronzer and I would love to start! It looks more sophisticated when done right! 🙂

  149. India says:

    Three types of makeup I never wear would be contour, highlight and under eye concealer. I just don’t have the time to contour and highlight but when I do, I love it, and as for under eye concealer, I just get a little lazy in the morning and just take some foundation under there.
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  150. Taylr says:

    So excited for this giveaway! I never wear bronzer, primer or eyeshadow most of the time. Never enough time 😉

  151. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I’ve never worn fake eyelashes. I don’t know if I’d like it very much. Tutorials I see with it all look great, but not sure if it is for me 🙂

  152. Michelle ComesLast says:

    I never wore eyeshadow when I was younger (high school in the 80’s). I have a pretty navy shade in a palette but haven’t gotten around to using it. I seldom wear lip gloss. At least not the way they intend. I like the Dior lip maximizer, and use it as a treatment in the morning. I also have a couple of Buxom lip plumper creams, and I put them on as a pre-treatment that matches my lipstick. The majority of the time, I just keep the Dior in my purse. I’m more of a lipstick girl. It should do the job or they didn’t do a good job formulating the color.

  153. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen,

    Happy Saturday! Three types of makeup I never wear are: stick foundation, lip primer, and glitter.
    Also, my favorite type of Valentine’s candy is white chocolate stars from Godiva. They’re amazing.

  154. Denise S says:

    I wear blue eyeshadow every now and then. But not bright blue or baby blue. Just navy blue and I apply it very sparingly.

  155. Eileen says:

    The makeup I wear the least often is mascara. My lashes are so short, mascara doesn’t make much difference.

  156. Jennifer says:

    I never wear bronzer or contouring products, they just look ridiculous on me.

    My favorite candy for Valentine’s Day are cinnamon red hots, which are becoming more difficult to find every year. I also like the chewy Brach’s peppermint heart taffies. And the sugar coated cinnamon bears. And chocolate truffles and chocolate covered strawberries and orange slices.

    p.s. you’ve got an extra “t” in educational. It’s okay. Pregnancy brain is a real thing.
    Jennifer recently posted … Love List: Cookbook Club, Seed Starting Advice + Interactive Art Exhibit from Your Laptop

  157. Sylvia says:

    I have never skied or snowboarder, but it looks fun!

  158. Kathy T says:

    I don’t really wear lip gloss, brow gel, and shimmery blushes

  159. Kimmy says:

    Oh my goodness! I would love this sooooooo much! My bday is the 23rd and Sephora is my favorite place to shop. Thanks so much for the chance and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you! XOXO

  160. Jordi says:

    Adult live music? I think it was Bon Jovi on his tour two years ago.
    Kid music? My kids get much more live music than we do – we saw “our” favorite band just a few weeks ago.

  161. Nicole Anderson says:

    I never wear bb or cc creams ever and I never wear false eyelashes I don’t like them at all xxoo happy Valentine’s day

  162. Arleen A. Gallagher says:

    Just had my 75th birthday, and Sephora is my favorite store. With the wonderful variety of skin care, newest products, and friendly service, my skin is still lovely and with my light touch and love of cosmetics most people don’t believe my age. Women don’t fall off a cliff at 50. We still enjoy fashion, makeup, and looking and staying young at heart.

  163. Wow, well I was at a wonderful dinner in the local botanical garden, and they had two singers from the opera show up – it was fantastic! Teared up immediately…listening to live music does that to me, especially vocals. What a wonderful night!

  164. Effie says:

    Does navy blue eyeshadow count? If so, two days ago.

  165. Cherie says:

    Lip primer – I find that it does not work. I’d rather go for a long wear lipstick.

    Happy Valentines day to you and BG!

  166. Heather G says:

    I actually wore a blue eyeshadow look last week.

  167. Justine says:

    I never wear false eyelashes. I hardly ever wear cream blush and primer.

  168. Stephanie says:

    I never wear false eye lashes, matte lipstick or blue eye shadow!

  169. Elisabeth says:


    Because of you, I bought some MAC Fix + (thanks to an Unsung Hero post and a MAC gift card I won–thanks grrl!), and it has changed my LIFE. I cannot live without it!

  170. Anna T. says:

    I don’t wear lip primer, bronzer or fake lashes (last one is not really makeup).

    Never gone snowboarding or skiing.

    Never worn blue eyeshadow. I’m very much still into all natural, neutral and nude eyes.

    i don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because of religious reasons, but the hubster and I find other random times to spoil and express the lovey dovey ooey gooey-ness!!! Hahaha

    Hope u have a fast and safe delivery!

  171. Lori P says:

    I will never wear false eyelashes, highlight powders or contour powders.

  172. Maria says:

    I never wear bronzer, eyebrow pencil or fake lashes.

  173. Steven weber says:

    When was the last time you listened to live music? – doing it now!
    What’s a rumor you recently heard? – someone was quitting!
    What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear? – I don’t wear makeup
    Have you gone skiing or snowboarding yet this year? – nope.. don’t plan on it
    When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow? – remember.. no make up
    What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy? – conversation hearts

  174. Wina says:

    I’ve never been snowboarding before but would love to. Anyone know a place near Boston?

  175. Susan Christy says:

    Haha – I was talking to my hairdresser about blue eye shadow this afternoon! Last time I wore blue eyeshadow was probably 1976.

  176. Aviva says:

    I recently bought a blue glitter from Inglot and I’m looking forward to wearing it!

  177. Kirsten says:

    When was the last time you listened to live music? Probably in a club a couple of years ago. I haven’t been going out much lately.

    What’s a rumor you recently heard? That a certain actor’s charity campaign is being done to raise his profile and not because he cares about the charity.

    What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear? Face primer, setting spray, lip exfoliator. (okay, not technically makeup, but…)

    Have you gone skiing or snowboarding yet this year? Nope. Probably won’t either. I’m not a snow bunny.

    When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow? It’s been awhile, but I bought some recently, so I should change that.

    What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy? Chocolate anything.

  178. Olivia Lo says:

    I love Sephora! Just tried the Sephora Collection Tranquil Contour shade and I love it!!

  179. Inspersia says:

    The makeup items I never wear are liquid eyeliner, liquid lipstick and fake eyelashes. I’ve never mastered liquid eyeliner and don’s see the need since I’m not into large wings. Liquid lipstick seems like it would just dry the crap out of my lips, and lashes are too much work for me and I don’t need them for the everyday looks I go for.

  180. Nicole says:

    I have never been able to make blue eyeshadow work on me. I did, however, have a perfect dark shade of navy applied by a Nars MUA along with a really pretty sparkly champagne color that looked BOMB. Haven’t been able to recreate it myself, though.

  181. Marina says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy are those delicious sour gummy lips! They’re so good and the pink and red kisses are perfectly themed for the holiday. Hope yours is great!

  182. Allie L. says:

    I love any kind of sour gummy candy for Valentine’s day, but man! A Sephora gift card sounds WAY sweeter! 😉 Thanks for the opportunity!!

  183. Kecia S. says:

    The last time I listened to live music was back in October when I saw Ricky Martin in concert. I’d never seen him perform live before then; he’s FANTASTIC! I shook my bon-bon & sang my heart out (in English & Spanish) with the best of them.

  184. Lisa Foster says:

    3 types of makeup I never wear: blush, primer of any kind, and false lashes.

  185. Lisa M. says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is milk chocolate raspberry creme’ candy. I am listening to live music now via my hubby playing his guitar.

  186. Sanam says:

    I’ve never worn lip primer, BB cream, or CC cream either.

  187. Bertha says:

    The last time I went skiing was about 9 years ago, right before I got pregnant with my daughter! Maybe next year if she wants to take lessons?

  188. Kay says:

    My favorite candy is a Kit Kat bar!!

  189. Aury says:

    I love Too Faced’s Better Than Sex. Now I’m excited for the waterproof version! Thanks for the heads up!

  190. ann b says:

    I last wore blue eyeshadow in 7th grade. About 30 years ago!

  191. Mardi says:

    I rarely wear blue eyeshadow. It doesn’t seem to suit me. A pity cos I like navy blues in eyeshadow.

  192. Michelle Castagne says:

    My favorite Valentine candy is See’s Candy.

  193. Deb says:

    Something to consider for BG’s baths: it’s much easier to do them at the sink if you’re kitchen set up allows for it. Much easier on your back! Just make sure to set everything up within arms reach (one handed!) before you start.

    I wore blue eye shadow a few days ago ( for the first time since the 80’s) and couldn’t believe how much my brown eyes popped!

  194. BB says:

    I never wear lip primer, regular primer (unless it’s already in a BB cream) or loose powder….almost never wear falsies.

  195. Carol says:

    the last time I wore blue eyeshadow was in a birthday’s friend a few weeks ago.

  196. C says:

    I never wear lip primer, bronzer, or lip liner.

  197. Monica says:

    i never wear bb cream, lip primer or mascara primer

  198. Margaret says:

    I can’t wait to try the new Too Faced Mascara

  199. Cori Westphal says:

    The last time I wore blue eye shadow had to be when I was playing with my moms! Somewhere in the 80s!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

  200. Ashley says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day (eve)!

    I never wear any type of primer, although I probably should! I also don’t usually wear bronzer, because I’m afraid of going overboard and looking too orange-y.

    I haven’t worn blue eyeshadow since middle school… maybe it’s worth another try?

  201. Lindsey says:

    I did go skiing this year!! …And got a very bruised tail bone 🙁 Haha I’m not very good yet

  202. Nina says:

    The last time I saw live music was when I went to visit Broadway in NYC within the past month. I saw both Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical and Allegiance (George Takei’s musical). It was kind of funny actually because Lea Salonga stars in Allegiance and she was the singing voice in the original Aladdin animated movie…..everyone was so talented and the live singing and musical orchestration were such nice treats for me…..Happy Valentines Day!

  203. Catherine says:

    The last live music I saw was the first week of January when I was in Jamaica on a trip with my favorite band. 🙂

  204. Karen says:

    •When was the last time you listened to live music?
    There was a band at the bar I was at the other night. Soooo a couple weeks ago?

    •What’s a rumor you recently heard?
    Recently heard that they were going to take away some of my benefits which was a bit of a bummer. Trying to ignore that rumor though!

    •What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear?
    I have a lip primer but never use (tastes weird). Not a big fake tanner/bronzer person either. And the third would be eyelash curlers. Unless I’m going to wear falsies, I never curl my eyelashes!

    •Have you gone skiing or snowboarding yet this year?
    Nope! But I don’t live anywhere close to the mountains right now 🙁

    •When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow?
    I actually have a really nice blue that goes well with blue jeans. Can’t remember what it’s called but it’s a lighter metallic kind of shade which I love wearing. I wore that last in like…November?

    •What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy?
    I love candy hearts (I know! gross…) and those chocolate covered cherry things…

  205. Emily L says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy would have to be milk chocolate covered cherries or any of the Ferrero Rocher stuff!

  206. Lauren says:

    i sadly haven’t been skiing since college

  207. Michelle says:

    The last time I heard live music was in December. I went with my parents to see an imitation of the Bee Gees in Las Vegas. Despite being imitators, they were pretty good.

  208. Maureen says:

    Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownies made with the “thick” option. I’m 25 weeks pregnant and a box of chocolates just won’t cut it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  209. CL says:

    My favorite candy is Russell Stover Millionaires, which are made of caramel, pecans, and chocolate. Hope they are discounted on Monday!

  210. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i went to a concert a few weeks ago

  211. BlackAsphodel says:

    When was the last time you listened to live music? 2005, I believe. I never go to concerts.

  212. Maria says:

    I love blue eye shadow! Royal blue I smoke out and pair teal shimmers with golds and soft Browns 😉

  213. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen! Three times of makeup I never use would have to be brow pomade, contour powder, and false eyelashes. Other than that I love makeup. I use bronzer all over kind of like a contour I guess. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  214. ANNA NGO says:

    I heard a rumor that Vancouver house price is gonna down, but waiting for a year already, it’s still a rumor !

  215. Christiana M says:

    I love using aquadesiac on the lid with saddle in the crease.

  216. Clare O'Brien says:

    I saw Taylor Swift for her 1989 World Tour! <333

  217. Irene says:

    I wore Nars Dolce Vita lip pencil today…

  218. Jennifer T says:

    Hi Karen! Congrats on your pregnancy! I had my first child, a boy, just this past June. I’m excited for you for this new adventure. Having my son has been the hardest, yet most rewarding thing I have ever done! 🙂

  219. Solangel says:

    My favorite Vday candy is lollipops all the way

  220. Maria C. says:

    I’m loving the weather in the Bay Area!

  221. Donna W. says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow a couple of days ago!Happy Valentine’s Day!

  222. Ursula saunders says:

    I never use lip primer. But I really think that it is a good idea in the winter.

  223. anjum noori says:

    I listened to music this afternoon when I was driving to get my mani pedi done 🙂

  224. Aarti says:

    My favorite Valentine’s treat are those Dove dark chocolate pieces! They are always so creamy and delicious and I adore the messages in the inside of the wrapper!

  225. Cece says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding before, but hopefully sometime in the next winter!

  226. Isabella says:

    Last time I wore blue eyeshadow was in the 90’s. I was around 11 and light blue and pink was really popular. Come to think of it, isn’t that the colors of the year?

  227. Paula says:

    Hi Momma to be!
    Wishing you a very happy Vday and can’t wait to hear / see BG! Xo from Canada!!

  228. Aenea says:

    Maltesers and toblerone

  229. Suzanne C says:

    I never wear lip gloss, concealer, or bronzer. They don’t make a bronzer light enough for my pale skin.

  230. Stephanie says:

    I’m so lucky to live in New Orleans – we heard an awesome jazz band last weekend. So much fun!

  231. Claudia Campbell says:

    I love any thing chocolate. Especially, if it has nuts. But I don’t wait for Valentine’s Day.

  232. Cece says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding before, but hopefully sometime in the next winter!

  233. Mary Matt says:

    Ahhh! My Laura Mercier FF foundation is almost out! The bottle isn’t clear so it always takes me by surprise. Fingers crossed 🙂

    I never wear bold eyeshadows (gold, blue, green, etc), any cream eyeshadows, or a lip primer. Wouldn’t have ever thought about a lip primer if you hadnt just mentioned it lol.

  234. Eden says:

    The last time I listened to live music was in January for Adam Lambert and Melanie Martinez. Such a great show!

  235. Sarah W says:

    Hmm…the only primer I ever use is eyeshadow, so I guess no lip or face primers. I never use lip pencils (dry!) or contour either, really. I also love the look of liquid eyeliner, but cannot do it myself, and I never really use liquid lipsticks, either.

  236. Julia Reyes says:

    i never wear lip primer
    I LOOOOOVE valentines day themed pastries

  237. Mariel Long says:

    I like pop music

  238. Tori says:

    I never wear lipgloss or bronzer…but the too faced snow bunny bronzer always does tempt me…

    Is it a bad or a good thing I can’t think of a third product?!

  239. Anastasia T. says:

    I never wear lip primer, mascara primer and eyeshadow

  240. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    I am not that into winter sports, I am so lazy !

  241. Marija Jevtic says:

    Never been skiing or snowboarding! 😕

  242. Diane says:

    Favorite candy us a toss up between Sweet Tarts and the Valentine M&Ms that come in red, white and pink.

  243. MelodyJ says:

    I love Ghirardelli chocolate candy.. I just wish I could find more of there products locally. They also have good baking mixes and chocolate chips.

  244. Emily says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow as an accent eyeliner a few months ago 🙂

  245. NFJ says:

    What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear?

    Great Question!

    I never wear any mascara which is not black, any other colors are a NO GO! Tried when I was a teen but instead of being a fun touch of color it’s too weird on me!

    I never wear BB cream because for some reason there is NO COLOR or brand on this planet or which looks natural on me. It’s either pasty white alien or beach burned Barbie and I have tried A LOT of them. I love the idea just hasn’t worked out for me.

    I never wear lip liner, I wear the clear outter lip lock penicl and it works like a charm!

  246. Laarni says:

    Gah I can’t even remember if I’ve ever worn blue eyeshadow! Shocking! =O

  247. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen !
    So… I NEVER wear bronzer, lip gloss (too shiny !) and I never curl my lashes !

  248. Maren says:

    It’s been about 1 week since I heard a live show.
    Maren recently posted … In REED Mag: NAPOLEON NEVER SLEPT: How Great Leaders Leverage Social Energy

  249. Birgit L. says:

    The last (and only) time I went skiing was back in high school on a school trip. I’d rather watch ski sports on TV. 😉

  250. adriana says:

    The last time I wore eyeshadow I was 18.

  251. Silvia says:

    Hi! 🙂 I never wear bronzer because I’m too pale (and I love it :p ) and tinted moisturizer because I don’t find my shade ( always same story: I’m too pale)

  252. Amber Y says:

    My favourite valentines candy is hers Hershey kisses.

  253. Lena says:

    I don’t know how to ski or snowboard

  254. Ciara says:

    Wishing you Karen, El Hub and Baby Girl a wonderful Valentine’s Day, as well as the same to all of your readers!!!

    When was the last time you listened to live music?
    My last was seeing Luke James, an R&B singer in concert at SOB’s in NYC this prior summer. SOB’s is an insititution, and he’s just fine and super talented.
    What’s a rumor you recently heard?
    Hmmm, the last rumor I heard turned out to be true, and shows how much of a Harry Potter geek I actually am. J.K. Rolling is actually releasing the script for the stage play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in book form and I’m so excited!!!
    What are three types of makeup (lip primer, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, etc.) you never wear?
    Eyeliner, lashes and lip stains. The first two cause I’m challenged in the application department, not for lack of desire to. The last because I haven’t found a formula I like that doesn’t make my lips feel like death.
    Have you gone skiing or snowboarding yet this year?
    Haven’t done either. Both seem like a very good way to break a leg for an uncoordinated person like myself, so I have been too chicken but I do want to go snow tubing with my peeps next winter when there’s more time to plan.
    When was the last time you wore blue eyeshadow?
    Never. Bright blue shadow always reminds me of MiMi from the Drew Carey show so I have been a little hesitant, and I’m still looking for the right navy to do a great smoky eye.
    What’s your favorite Valentine’s candy?
    Some good old Godiva. Still my favorite chocolate and I’ve tried Vosages and Jacque Torres and all of the other “finer” aka more expensive brands you could think of and I still go back to Lady Godiva!!!

  255. Gina B. says:

    Hello MOM!!!

    Gosh I thought the next post after your fb post would be that you’ve given birth…. wow this must be a trip Karen. I’d be so freaked out right now. So excited for you.

    I just heard live music last night, but they weren’t that good. I always wear primer, hate gloss unless I’m just chilling. Then I don’t mind it. I’m sitting here in my apartment freezing, my heat is out. Blue eyeshadow is a no do…. ever…..

  256. anusha says:

    I never wear lip primer, bronzer and face primer

  257. Julie Murphy says:

    I like turtles

  258. nakikke says:

    This year will be my first Valentine’s day in almost ten years that I can truly enjoy chocolate. I developed a food allergy to it back in 07 and it just went away in November 2015. I am so excited to be able to eat my favorite candy again.

  259. Angela P. says:

    Hello! Happy Valentine’s Day! I love coming and picking a question to answer. It’s fun.. and it makes me think a little. The last live music I heard, or rather saw, was a Tori Amos concert in Red Bank, NJ in 2009. She is my favorite. I have seen her live so many times, starting as a young teen in 1998! I went with a girlfriend, when my first born daughter was about 6 months old. I haven’t been to a concert since. But thinking about this, makes me think that it’s been WAY too long. There is nothing like live music.. especially when it’s Tori Amos. She is amazing. My friend who I went with, wasn’t familiar with her music but came with me, and was blown away. She has this incredible energy when you see her live. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. Thanks for reminding me of that experience.. Mommy needs to get out and go to a concert! <3

  260. Cyndi says:

    It’s been a few years since we saw live music…. My husband and I used to go to concerts all the time, but that was before we had kids. lol. And the last time I wore blue eyeshadow was in college… we had a decade dance so I rocked that blue eyeshadow!! 🙂

  261. Leslie says:

    The last time I saw live music was last month when I went to the symphony. Thanks for the giveaway.

  262. Liz says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This is our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife. We celebrated last night, and this morning after he wakes up, my husband is making me pancakes for breakfast!

  263. vineetha charles says:

    My favourite valentines candy is Hershey kisses. Its a classic 🙂

  264. Lisa says:

    Never been skiing. I’ rather go hiking.

  265. sheila ressel says:

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is Hershey’s kisses with almonds.

  266. Debbie Fedorak says:

    Happy Valentines Day, I really like your red lipstick

  267. Liberty says:

    Love chocolate for Valentines. I like to receive and like to give.

  268. Deanna says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  269. Paulina Rios says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 🙂
    I never wear lip gloss, bb cream or lip primer!

  270. Shumaila says:

    I’ve never been skiing n snowboarding
    but I want to go n I’d love to go any time.

  271. Kelly Kimmell says:

    My favorite Valentine’s candy is Lindor white chocolate truffles.

  272. Hilary says:

    I never wear brow products, bronzer, or blush.

  273. Yolanda C. says:


  274. Jessica Harrison says:

    I really want to try skiing, but I think I would probably break a leg. Lol

  275. danielle brigandi says:

    love Gertrude hawks dark chocolate.

  276. danielle brigandi says:

    love Gertrude hawk dark chocolate candy

  277. Heather L says:

    Last time I listened to live music was yesterday; I’m on the Boards of Directors for two symphony orchestras (another concert today!) Last time I wore blue eyeshadow was a couple of days ago, from the Panetone/Sephora spring palette; love it!!! My favorite valentines candy is chocolate bonbons (speaking of which, I should wear the too faced chocolate bon bons palette today!)

  278. veronica lee says:

    I haven’t worn eye shadow for a very long time. It makes my eyes itch!
    veronica lee recently posted … Yu Shang 2016

  279. MK says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding. That has disaster written all over it! 🙂

  280. Daria says:

    I’ve actually never worn a blue eyeshadow!

  281. tammy says:

    my favorite valentines candy is anything with peanut butter

  282. Tunisia says:

    I went to a Valentine’s Day Dinner last night at a catering hall thrown by my husband’s company at a banquet hall on Long Island..it was the first time in months since putting on full makeup in since giving birth five months ago. I do love makeup and because I did wear some false eyelashes (I double checked by googling the tips for reusing falsies – your site was the one I clicked on since Im familiar with it) and now I want to wear them on a regular basis (once I go back to work in two weeks) since my natural ones are wimpy but I know the feeling of how dramatic it’ll look once I get tired of wearing them (if I even do). 🙂 Anyway congrats to you!

  283. Cathy says:

    I have a lip primer from Urban Decay and I never use it- it’s good for some lipsticks but for most it makes it way too matte and I don’t like when there is no slip. I’ve skied all my life and we are going to Colorado in three weeks!

  284. Bridget says:

    I actually wear blue eyeshadow a lot. I like to use it as a contour shade in my crease paired with a slightly shimmery taupe or very light brown like MAC honesty or UD Suspect. I blend a lot and pair it with blue eyeliner on my waterlines.

  285. em says:

    I’ve never tried using blue eyeshadow before. Not sure if I could even pull that off

  286. Jennifer says:

    I just wore MAC Contrast, which is a dark blue shadow as eyeliner. It was so pretty!

  287. Kristi says:

    Karen, positive and pretty vibes for you and baby girl today! 🙂

  288. Lisa Simon says:

    Waterproof “Better Than Sex”Mascara? Please try it out and do a review for us!!!!
    I have stick straight lashes and must always use waterproof to maintain the curl.

  289. Dawn says:

    It is so cold where I am, right now it’s 20 degrees. Tonight its going down to 13 and that’s not with the wind chill factored in. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

  290. Tisha says:

    I used to love wearing blue eyeshadow! (It probably didn’t even suit me though, hehe) Can we make it a thing again? 🙂 Some makeup products I’ve never worn are lip primer, liquid lipstick and tinted mascara.

  291. Alyssa Lee says:

    I went snowboarding at new years. The snow on the east coast this year has been weak.

  292. Kevin K says:

    I went skiing once.

  293. Lola says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow last summer! I stuck a little on my lower lash line! It managed to now look too 80’s glam. 😀

  294. Diana says:

    I used to wear a gorgeous blue/pink duo chrome-ish cream eyeshadow that to this day I wish I had more of!!

  295. Stacy Z says:

    I never wear bronzer, lipliner, and brow make up (my brows are defined enough as they are!).

  296. Nur says:

    I really love peach blush ! so natural the glow 😀

  297. Alicee says:

    Last time I heard live music was in November 2013.

    I’m not big on blue eyeshadow, but I sometimes wear it on my lower lash line and I’ve really been enjoying teal eyeshadow on my lower lashline. The only blueish shade I’ve been enjoying on my lids is Naked Smoky’s Dagger with MAC’s Soft Brown in the crease and Naked Smoky’s Combust in the inner half of the crease.

  298. Rita A says:

    Love Anything from See’s Candies for Valentines

  299. Barbara B says:

    Last time I listened to live music (if you don’t count my daughter’s school band concert in December) was in November.
    But I am going to a show February 24!

  300. maria says:

    Happy Valentines Day! Hope you get spoiled!

  301. Edis Zukić says:

    Wish you a lovely Valentine a you have my gratitude for another awesome giveaway.

  302. Annick says:

    Omg, how cute is the image on this post! Gah!

    My favorite Valentine’s Day candy is definitely the Candy Hearts or Cinnamon Hearts… Hmm, I may have to venture out for some!

  303. Danielle says:

    I’m taking a break from skiing right now!! My legs are killing me and it is below zero… I probably only have a couple runs left in me. But a nice stranger gave me the nice foot warmers you can stick on your socks!!! Thank you kind stranger!!

  304. Erin Ortiz says:

    I never wear brow gel, liquid liner, or primer.

    I used to never wear blush but now that I’m older and much fairer (NW10) I’ve realized the error of my ways haha! I’m a blush addict now 🙂

  305. Ms. Elise says:

    The last time I wore blue eyeshadow, I used it to create a nice teal-blue cat eye. Definitely a favorite look of mine.

  306. Lisa says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Karen and other commenters! <3 And thanks for another lovely giveaway.

    Three things I never wear: undereye concealer (though I probably should!), bronzer, highlighter.

  307. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I can’t wait for the cold weather to leave us! I am not much for winter sports!

  308. Gina M says:

    It has been several years since I have worn blue eyeshadow. It can be really pretty if done right!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  309. Lilly says:

    I just had my baby today!!!

  310. Lorraine says:

    Liquid liner, Falsh lashes, makeup primer

  311. Christine says:

    Beige inner eyeliner, lip primer, uh… can’t think of a 3rd! [that was hard lol]

  312. Kim Henrichs says:

    I’m sick in bed on Valentines Day. booooooo

  313. AmyBS says:

    I never wear eyeliner on my waterline, full coverage foundation, or lipstick!

  314. JackieC says:

    I haven’t done in winter related sports this year. Last year, I went snowboarding for the first time and vowed to never do it again. I’m too old to be falling head first on ice and then be expected to go to work the next day smh.

  315. Illy Junus says:

    Happy valentine Karen, i hope you have a lovely valentine, it is to cold to go outside so i am cuddle up with my son, my favorite candy for Valentine is chocolate

  316. Natalie says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This year I have cross country skiied 3 times with my mom! We love it so much!

  317. Lyse Davitt says:

    Cinnamon hearts. Best. Candy. Ever.

  318. Rosemary says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you have a lovely day. We’re bracing for snow and ice here on the east coast.

  319. Jennifer says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day. Wow, your Baby Girl will be here soon!! I can’t wait to meet her. XOXOXO

  320. For Valentine’s Day I love Reese’s Peanut Butter hearts. Although I really like anything chocolate!

  321. kristen says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m a hershey’s chocolate girl 🙂

  322. messhukra says:

    Never been skiing!

  323. Angela says:

    I wish I could use cream products, but they unfortunately make me breakout.

  324. Mel says:

    The three makeup products I never wear are blush (I have rosacea), gel eyeliner, or brow products (they’re full and bold enough).

  325. Ellen says:

    It’s so so cold in New York right now. It’s terrible. My skin is chapped and red from just walking outside!

  326. Rayshawn says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day one and all 🙂

  327. Melly says:

    I last went to a concert about a year ago. I can’t believe its been so long. I need to go to see some live music STAT.

  328. I love the Valentine’s Day SweetTarts – the big heart ones! Yum!

  329. susan says:

    A real treat of Valentine’s candy is Sees. We don’t have it where we live!

  330. Kristen says:

    I never wear foundation, concealer, or eye shadow.

  331. Danielle M Bradnan says:

    I got a real job! It’s in Boston, and I’ve been living in Louisiana for 5 years, so now I have to readjust to cold, dry weather. After years of looking pretty, I have to readjust to scaly skin…

  332. Sakura says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I wore blue eyeshadow on Friday. It didn’t look great. It probably wasn’t a good day to wear it!

  333. Katrina says:

    I never wear liquid eyeliner, false eyelashes, or lip primer.

  334. Rachel says:

    I wore really bright aquamarine eyeshadow all around my eyes for my junior prom. I looked like a green raccoon in all my pictures…..such a good teenage choice. But I matched my dress so I thought it was great!

  335. Sarah says:

    Three types of makeup I don’t really wear include cream blushes, red or bright lipsticks, colored eyeliner (only black.)

  336. Kelsey says:

    Hi Karen! I am soooo excited for you and your baby! I just had my 3rd (a boy) 3 weeks ago, so I am firmly in the new baby stage, too! I guess we will be doing this together. ;). Labor sucks but you can do iiiiittt!!! And then you’ll have your beautiful baby girl! Oh I think you asked for hospital snack suggestions a couple days ago? I like saltine crackers, because they’re light, and easy to digest. Heavy foods have a tendency to come back up…because your body is having a baby, and not focused on processing food. :P. Anyways, super excited for you…I can’t wait till your baby is here!

  337. Dominique says:

    See’s candy has got to be my favorite for valentine’s ❤❤❤❤

  338. Lydia says:

    I think the last time I wore blue eye-shadow was in middle school. It just doesn’t look good on me lol.

  339. Maryna says:

    I would love to win Sephora gift card!!!They are my favorite!!!!

  340. Lorraine says:

    Oohh I love Irish breakfast tea! With Milk & sugar 🙂

  341. Valerie says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow last week! It was a sapphire blue & black smokey eye!

  342. Jocelyn says:

    the last time I wore blue eyeshadow was probably a couple of years ago, I did a navy smoky eye.

  343. Lydia B. says:

    The last time I heard/saw live music was at a show several months back. I went with some girl friends to see Brand New… Totally took us back to jr. high/high school! (:

  344. Karla Fdz says:

    I never wear highlighter, shimmery blush or colored mascara. I know highlighting is everywhere but I simply don’t like how it makes my face look, I honestly think it looks better in camera than in person.

  345. Gaya says:

    I never wear lip primer, any kind of eyeliner, or false lashes.

  346. Maddie says:

    I’m looking forward to watching the Grammy Awards tomorrow night.

  347. marlena says:

    The SweeTart version of traditional candy hearts are my favorite V-day candy!

  348. E. says:

    My favorite v-day candy is actually an Easter candy, but I’m including it here because it’s always in stores by Feb. 14: Cadbury Mini Eggs!

  349. I never ski or snowboard in the winter, even though I live in Wisconsin! I do want to try snowshoeing soon though.
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Stitch Fix Review-February 2016

  350. Nicole says:

    I bought the Urban Decay Spectrum palette and wore a pretty blue from it yesterday!

  351. Ria says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Karen!

  352. Joyce says:

    Current obsession: the color red. It’s so bold and beautiful.

  353. Ren says:

    I wore blue eyeshadow this week. One of my favorite palettes of all time is the Tarte Aqualillies disk. I’ve hit pan on almost all of the eyeshadow shades except the blue, so I’m trying to even it out by experimenting with the blue shade. So wish they’d release this palette again.

  354. Alexis says:

    Have you tried out the 2016 Sephora Pantone Modern Watercolors palette? I’m so ready for bright spring pastels!

  355. Emily says:

    Chocolate! Especially dark.

  356. Joni Corak says:

    ooh, under the wire! I forgot to leave a message yesterday! okay, so three things I never wear:
    1. eyeshadow. I know I know, what kind of lady can’t manage at least a smudge of shimmer, right? unfortunately, this one. I get lost with layers and blending and brushes and it makes me kind of sad. I recently bought the tartlette bloom palette, though, with the intention of doing some experimenting, so we shall see!

    2. bronzer. I’ve recently started playing with different types of highlighters and I’m liking that so long as I stay subtle, but with bronzer t doesn’t seem to matter how light a hand I try to use, I end up looking like an oompah loompa. I’m super pale and naturally brushy, so everything just looks so ORANGE on me!
    this brings me to:

    3. foundation!! I can’t say I never wear it because I do use the OG bareminerals loose foundation whenever I take the time to get entirely dolled up, (I’m late for literally everything, so it’s hard for me to make makeup time sometimes!), but I absolutely never ever in my entire almost thirty three years have ever been able to find and apply a liquid foundation that didn’t make me look and feel like a little girl who just got her face painted at a carnival!! it’s awful! I can’t even find a bb/cc/tinted moisturizer that I like! either the color is off, (oompah loompa!) or I feel all thick and suffocated.

    the problem when I DO wear my bareminerals, tho, is that I need to try to bring a little color back in with blush and bronzer, and, well, you’ve heard how I do with bronzer! I think sometimes I’m a lost cause at girl-ing… but ooh do I love a good lipstick! 🙂

    p.s. good luck, miss! BG is coming! I can feel it! 😉😘

  357. Sara munIz says:

    I never wear

    1. Lip primer because have never heard or discovered lip primer yet lol.
    2.Bronzer because I feel like my face is already dark and I really don’t know how to apply it.
    4. Concealer because I just use foundation on my undereye area .

  358. Shelby says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding! But my mother used to ski all the time in her younger years – she and her second husband were even married in Park City, Utah on a ski trip.

  359. Hillary says:

    The last time I wore blue eyeshadow was near Halloween. I was trying out a Cleopatra look I was doing for my mom for her work costume contest.

  360. Layla says:

    Oh boy, I’m having a very stressful day worrying about things that aren’t in my control. I think I’ll go out for some chocolate! Haha, nothing else controls my nerves 🙂

  361. Kristy says:

    I never wear highlighter, lip primer, or contour creams. The last time I wore blue eye shadow, I was in the sixth grade, over 27 years ago. Thinking back, I really have improved my techniques but for middle school, I was rocking that blue eye shadow like no one had ever worn anything so empoweringly grown up and gorgeous!

  362. Nikolina says:

    The last time I listened to live music was like a year ago…. lol

  363. Kalli Melia says:

    I last went to a concert was a couple of months ago, we had gone to see a “reunion” concert of an old rock/punk group. Totally took me back to 16….

  364. Kiki says:

    I never wear a lip primer. I have a very sensitive lips so I’m not reallu adventurous when it comes to lip products

  365. Susan young says:

    I saw Billy Joel last summer at Fenway Park in Boston and I got tickets for this year too!

  366. Samantha says:

    Not sure when I last wore blue eyeshadow. But I wore electric blue eyeliner about 2 months ago!

  367. Deborah says:

    I’ve never gone skiing or snowboarding… I would like to try snowmobiling, I think that would be fun.

  368. Vidya says:

    I recently did a blue eyeshadow look, but I didn’t go out in public with it – it was a little too Avatar-looking for me haha.

  369. Gail says:

    i used the blue by Chanel – Swing – loved it – last week

  370. Astrild says:

    I never ever wear false lashes, glitter or liquid eyeliner. And I only worn liquid lipstick once. My dry lips didn’t like it at all.

  371. Erica E says:

    My favorite Valentine’s day candy is Conversation Hearts. Which reminds me that I should go pick some up today – you have to love discounted candy the day after the holiday!

  372. Jamie says:

    I’m thinking about finally investing in a humidifier as winters in the Northeast always do a number on my skin.

    Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day!

  373. Stella says:

    One of my friends got picked to be your intern and told me about your website. What an exciting opportunity!!! Loving your blog! 🙂

  374. Courtney says:

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, but I’d really like to try it soon!

  375. Trude says:

    I love conversation hearts for some reason! Hope you had a lovely weekend!
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  376. Dana says:

    I love cinnamon hearts!!

  377. Melanie says:

    LOVE the little cinnamon hearts… My grandma use to always have them by her bed and they reming me of her 🙂

  378. Tiffany Banks says:

    I hear the Backstreet Boys are supposed to go on tour this year!! I hope that is true!! I want to see them in concert again!! The last time I seen them was in June of 2014! & before that was August of 2013 & I actually was able to meet them in 2013. They are AWESOME!

  379. tamara r says:

    I haven’t seen live music in a while, but I’m going to see Metric next week! Yay!

  380. Pamela Haddad says:

    I tried dark blue shadow recently , cuz I was inspired by one of your blogs. Wrong move for me. It was a complete fail. My eyes are light, so it made them seem very tiny and by the end of the day, it smeared. It looked like I had 2 black eyes. It was pretty funny. I will just stick to my neutrals with navy eyeliner. Hope you had an awesome weekend!

  381. Ann says:

    I’m so lucky to find this giveaway. I was just telling my friends how I need to take better care of my skin and “up my game” with better makeup. I love Sephora!

    Thanks for the chance, and good luck to everyone!

  382. Leanne Robinson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!! Keep up the great offers for everyone!! I just love sephora!!!

  383. Andrea says:

    I never wear primer, eyeshadow or false eyelashes

    I have not gone snowboarding this year, but my dad went today!!

    My favourite Valentine’s day candy are candy hearts.

    Hope you had a good weekend and a great Valentine’s day 🙂

  384. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I never wear fountain, mascara on my bottom lashes or I look scary, and red lipstick.

  385. annalisa says:

    my favorite Valentine’s candy is the assorted boxes of chocolate =) <3

  386. AmyD says:

    Sending you tons and tons of positive thoughts, Karen!

  387. Amber says:

    I don’t typically reach for cream products like bronzer and eyshadow. I do appreciate cream blush though.

  388. j-la says:

    i never wear a lash primer!

  389. Elise Gingerich says:

    I Am 43, I Don’t Wear Make Up, And I Have NEVER Liked Wearing Make Up, Because I Am From The Mid West! What Am I SUPPOSED To Wear Make Up For, The Farm Animals? The Farm Crops? My Favorite Candy Right Now? Pudding, I Like Pudding.

  390. Jessica says:

    Ok, three types of makeup I never wear: tinted moisturizers (because I’m too oily, and they slip n’ slide all over my face); bronzer (because I’m light with cool undertones, and everything looks straight up orange on me); and lash primers.

  391. Lauren Still says:

    I’m a teacher and am trying to broaden my makeup horizons! I don’t want to always have a plain-jane vibe!

  392. Annalee says:

    I like keeping my makeup very minimal. No lip primers or lipsticks for me!

  393. Alexandra Keniston says:

    Hi I just recently started reading your blog and I have to say you seem so down to earth and so sweet. I think my favorite combo is a bare face that is very luminous and a bold lip.

  394. Michelle says:

    Three makeup items I never wear are liquid foundations cuz they feel weird to me, blue-pink lippies cuz they look awful on me, and brow pencils. I stick to powders or i look like I have caterpillars on my face.

  395. Fallulah says:

    Three products I never use:
    1. false lashes
    2. eyebrow wax
    3. false nails

  396. Oliver says:

    have a great weekend

  397. Clemence says:

    Not much of a lip product fanatic in general!

  398. Susan C. says:

    The last live concert I saw was the punk rock band X, who played a small club in Philly last July. What an amazing, energetic show.

    Favorite Valentine’s candy would be Neuhaus or Teuscher chocolates (dark preferred) or chocolate-covered strawberries.

    I never wear liner on my waterline, false eyelashes or color-correcting concealers. (In fact, half the time I forget concealer at all, but that’s a different story.)

  399. Larissa says:

    My Favorite Valentine’s candy is actually conversation hearts! they are too cute!

  400. Sharon M says:

    It’s funny that your picture for this post is of a red lipstick. I’ve been on a hunt for a blue-based red that actually looks good on me!

    What makeup don’t I wear? Foundation (even tinted moisturizers make me antsy to wash my face), false eyelashes, bright-coloured eyeliners, anything in peach or coral because both make me look ill, hardly ever use primers of any stripe, no contouring/highlighting products (yet). I’m 56, and have found that using less makeup is more flattering.

    Hope you and El Hub had a wonderful V-Day! We had a “new” holiday up here in Canada — Family Day — today, and silly me got up as usual and went to work only to find the parking lot empty and the office closed!

  401. Amy Z. says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever worn blue eyeshadow! I just got a new navy-blue eyeliner that I’m excited to try out though.

  402. brenda disimone says:

    Today at sephora i bought the Philosophy emulsion and it smells great

  403. Paula says:

    I have never in my life worn blue eye shadow!

  404. Mylinda says:

    I was thinking back to my firstborn and how we often referred to her as BG, just like you are doing now! She’s nine now and I have 2 girls. Enjoy every minute. Love girls! ✌

  405. Isu says:

    Hi karen. I don’t know if im too late for this.
    Anyways i never wear lip primer. Although im consideri g i should do. My lips are always feeling dehydrated what with the new trend of using liquid lipsticks. 🙂

  406. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I live in the desert and have never gone skiing or snowboarding

  407. Tiffany says:

    I really want to try some Tom Ford quads but the price always dissuades me.

  408. Caroline says:

    Wow, I haven’t worn blue eyeshadow in a longtime. A great look for for some but I’m more of a nude palette gal!

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