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“I’m never gonna dance again; pregnant feet have got no rhythm. Though it’s easy to pretend, I know you’re not a fool…”


Dude, those easily could have been the lyrics to that song, because I kid you not, I’m a total klutz right now. I waddle like an emperor penguin, and if I stub my toes one more time… I swear…

Haha! I made myself laugh! It’s true, though.

Rise and shine, morning glory! Happy caturday. πŸ™‚ What are you up to? I slept in a little, which my body seemed to really like. This weekend, it’s just more of the same for me — the baby waiting game. She could show up any day now, so I don’t think I’ll be going on any very long, solitary hikes. Probably not a good idea to get too far off the beaten path right now, ya know? I don’t want to deliver Baby Girl in a car or the woods.

No. That would not be ideal.

Here at Casa de MBB, while I’m off attending to Baby Girl’s needs, the interns will take over! Yes, six intrepid blogging beauties will be posting product reviews, makeup tips and other interesting things, and I’ll still be checking in from time to time, too. I’ve been working closely with the interns behind the scenes for the past few weeks, and I’m very impressed and excited. We’re all in for a treat.

Have a great weekend, my friend, and I’ll talk to you soon. Good luck in the giveaway.


  • 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:
    • What are your vices?
    • Coolest name for a celestial body?
    • A skill for which you were self-taught?
    • How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning?
    • Does your mom like makeup as much as you do?
    • There should be an award for…
  • One entry per person.
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Nancy Crichlow says:

    Good luck with Baby Girl!

  2. Yes, my mom loves make-up! She’s always liked make-up, but I do think I’ve helped fuel the obsession πŸ˜‰
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Using make-up to show different sides of yourself and reflect different aspects of your personality

  3. Lubna says:

    A skill I possess which is totally self taught is applying makeup! I can apply the perfect eyeliner without my glasses πŸ™‚

  4. Jana says:

    My mom actually isn’t that much into make-up although she does seem to be more interested lately (I might be to blame for that ;-))

  5. Nanna Hansen says:

    My mom don’t have the same obsession as myself, but she do love makeup – and since I really got into it, her obsession might have grown a bit. I remember as a child always looking in my mom’s makeup drawers and putting it on, and then clean it off and pretend I didn’t do anything whilst I was on the bathroom for thirty minutes (it was before the phone era haha, so it didn’t take THAT long to go to the bathroom) πŸ˜€

  6. Samantha says:

    If I curl my hair it takes about half an hour to curl and tszuj. Otherwise, half a minute.

  7. Laarni says:

    I don’t have vices but coffee! Hihi.
    Laarni recently posted … güd from Burt’s Bees Pearanormal Activity Body Lotion Review

  8. Jessica Siders says:

    My love of makeup comes from YouTube videos, I like watching transformations from no makeup to full glam, it’s amazing!

  9. Shelly says:

    My mom hardly ever wore makeups so I did this to myself haha

  10. Anita says:

    My mom doesn’t wear any makeup, unless you count clear nail polish.
    When I was a kid I knew she had one lipstick that had a fake plastic vase for a cover but I never saw her even put it on. The only time she’s been to Sephora is to pick me up a gift card, and she has no idea what the products I leave on the bathroom counter when I visit are even for!

  11. Allison says:

    I have a simple Bob that requires minimum styling; on mornings after I’ve gone to bed with wet hair it takes 10 minutes to flat iron the weirdness out. Otherwise I run my fingers through it and I’m done!

  12. whome? says:

    My mom seems to know quite a lot about techniques, but she usually doesn’t wear much makeup. She counts on me to buy stuff for her though πŸ™‚

  13. My makeup obsession started when I saw my mom doing hers. During my high school years I didn’t mind having a bare face. As soon as I step into college my life turned in the other way. I became the girly-ish type but simple in a way. I always end up getting or asking mom to buy me my makeup stuffs. She was so so generous and she didn’t mind us (me and my two sisters) having a full makeup or some simple ones on our faces. She even encourages us to love ourselves even more. She taught us to be more confident. So me and my sisters more likely follow her. Now that I’m miles and miles and miles away from her and my sisters I want to be able to give back the love and obsession we have for makeups. I send them gifts of makeups that I tried and so so love and shared some of the tips that I use in putting makeups. We have our different styles but I’m sure for one thing we truely do love makeups 😊.

  14. oana says:

    my mom likes make up as much as i do,i guess.she never gets out without makevup.but i do..lol many times.

  15. Teresa Luong says:

    My mom wears make up but is not obsessed like me! In fact she says it’s a waste of money.

  16. oana says:

    my vices….i used to smoke,now i quied but still like it

  17. Nicole Anderson says:

    Coffee coffee coffee and more coffee my vice I can’t live without I had surgery yesterday so I’m on the mend…painful):

  18. Maria Helena Costa says:

    A coolest name for a Celestial Body would be “Erel”, it’s the combination of Eros, the greek god of love and the ending ” el” that we see in all Archangel like Mickael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel…

  19. Lola says:

    My mom has always worn makeup, but when it comes to loving it…I am way above her level. πŸ™‚

  20. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I didn’t try to dance when I was as far along in my pregnancy as you are but I was a whale I felt like. I gained 50 lbs with both of my babies. I lost all the weight after I had each daughter without really trying but I didn’t enjoy being pregnant even tho it is such a blessing.

  21. Tiffany says:

    My mom loves makeup, but not nearly to the extent that I do!

  22. Vidya says:

    The only my mom wears is lipstick, and that’s only for special occasions. She hates how much I obsess over makeup and thinks I spend too much on it!

  23. JackieC says:

    My mom is definitely not as into makeup as I am. Last summer we went out to get her the basics but she only wears it once or twice a month.

  24. Mary Lou says:

    I taught myself how to play the ukulele and how to SnapChat!! And I use both for work.

  25. Tiffanie says:

    I’m happy for you to be able to take a break to be with Baby Girl!

  26. Uyen says:

    I just got my first Tom Ford lipsticks and I am obsessed! Can’t wait to get my hands on more beauty from Tom Ford. If anyone has any recommendations please let me know πŸ™‚

  27. Justine says:

    Makeup was completely self taught, especially since my mom isn’t into makeup at all!

  28. jeanie says:

    i taught myself how to type. πŸ™‚ sending you great vibes for baby girl’s imminent arrival!!

  29. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    I don’t know if my mom likes make as much as I do, but I know my sister does. My mom was the first person to show me some makeup things.
    My sister always blames me for getting her so into makeup! It’s a nice thing to bond over πŸ™‚

  30. Eileen says:

    My mom very rarely wore makeup, but I somehow inherited my love of makeup from her sisters, my aunties.

  31. Emma says:

    my mom definitely was not as into makeup as I am currently, but I remember her always having a lot of Bobbi Brown products in her bathroom πŸ™‚

  32. Maria says:

    my hair is usually a five min bun on most days. There’s just no time!

  33. Hilary says:

    I have really “easy” hair- it’s fine and straight- so I put very little time into it. I’d love to make it look more awesome by blow drying it to get some volume, but I just don’t want to spend the time on it!

  34. Liliana Silva says:

    My mom doesn’t wear any makeup,bue I love makeup πŸ™‚

  35. Hannah says:

    I self-taught myself how to play the guitar! I actually just bought myself a new one for a Valentine’s Day present πŸ™‚

  36. Agata says:

    Hope you have a great weekend Karen. I cannot wait to see Baby Girl on this side of the world!
    Agata recently posted … Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.22: New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

  37. Heather says:

    My mom does not love makeup as much as I do, but I’m trying to get her there. You’re never too old to feel beautiful!

  38. Allison Friel says:

    I have the easiest hair to deal with luckily. It’s naturally wavy so I let it air dry overnight and it is fine in the morning.

  39. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen! Can’t believe you’re already getting ready to deliver baby girl! Do you guys have a name picked out?
    My mom likes makeup but, not as much as I do. Lol I’m a crazy makeup junkie! I can’t get enough! Just have to have it all and she has makeup and wears makeup but doesn’t collect like I do, know what I’m sayin. Lol
    Have a happy, restful Saturday! Enjoy your time to yourself and with baby daddy while you still can because I’m telling you children completely change the dynamic of your relationship and your life in general!

  40. Chelsea says:

    My mom has never been much of a makeup lady, so definitely not! She also can’t understand why I go to Ulta so much, but alas. I definitely envy anyone growing up recently who is getting into makeup – I could’ve used those Youtube tutorials!

  41. Sarah says:

    My biggest vice is a rich dark red wine. Somedays I just need it!

  42. Kathleen says:

    Trying the baby foot peels…Has anyone had any success?

  43. Dora says:

    My mom really isn’t into makeup but I’ve been encouraging her to try new make up lines.

  44. Lindsay says:

    my mom isn’t as obsessed as i am with makeup but i have gotten her more into it. she even does her eyebrows now!

  45. Aury says:

    I’ve given up on doing my hair. I either let it dry to its natural texture, or put it up in a messy bun. Once it’s longer, maybe I’ll start braiding it more.

  46. KJ says:

    Vice….red lipstick

  47. Amy says:

    My mom wears pretty much no makeup.

  48. Tia says:

    My mom and I’s makeup habits are quite opposite. She uses the same products daily and repurchases her favorites whenever they run out. I, on the other hand, want to buy and try all the makeup!

  49. Fallulah says:

    My mom likes and wears makeup but she doesn’t like experimenting as much as I do. She finds something she likes and sticks with it forever.

  50. annalisa says:

    a skill for which I’m self taught is painting my nails/nail art =) I’m one of those nail polish addicts, lmao!

  51. Colleen says:

    My mom is completely makeup free.

  52. Paulina Rios says:

    my mom is not much makeup lover! but I always helped and so she test new products!

  53. Sara says:

    My hair is super easy; I just comb it through in the morning. I always leave it down so it takes me only a few seconds to deal with it.

  54. Lisa Brown says:

    Q) Does your mom like makeup as much as you do?
    A) About 10 – 15 minutes.

  55. Mary W says:

    One of my biggest vices is chocolate although I don’t quite think of it that way. Some days I spend 5 minutes on my hair and other days it’s 30 minutes. It all depends.

  56. Michelle says:

    My vices are too many to get into….

  57. susan smoaks says:

    i taught myself how to type and i am one of the fastest people i know

  58. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

    My mother never wore a stitch of makeup so I totally taught myself.

  59. Loris Ayoub says:

    My dear mother loves make up as much as I do. I miss her a lot. I haven’t seeing her in 9 years. I am sure my love from make up came from her. …beautiful beautiful lady she is!

  60. Sylvia says:

    My mom isn’t in to makeup. Sometimes I wish she was, it would be fun to shop with her.

  61. Nina says:

    Have a safe and speedy delivery!

  62. Nicole says:

    I wish my mom liked makeup even half as much as I do!

  63. Laura says:

    I’m self taught when it comes to makeup. I am still the only one I know that is into it. Apparently, I know strange people.

  64. Julia says:

    I was in a cooking mode today πŸ™‚ tried to cook buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, saw the recipe on sorted food youtube channel (great cooking channel btw) cooked chicken soup, baked chicken breasts and a brownie covered in marshmallows πŸ™‚ Now im just tired and plan to take a bath

  65. Nataya says:

    πŸ™‚ That made me laugh too, how you modified the song. I wish everything’s going well to you and your baby. Happy weekend!

  66. Sandy P says:

    My Mom is 89 and she always wears makeup. I remember when I was a child she got up early to fix her hair and put lipstick on BEFORE breakfast. No one can believe how old she is as she looks so great! My own daughter has given me many tips on makeup.

  67. Nur says:

    My mom does not wear make up , but she was so happy when I bought her makeup!

  68. Amanda says:

    There should be an award for how many times I can press the snooze button! Happy Saturday!!!

  69. Maria J. says:

    My mom doesn’t where I got it from because she’s not into makeup as much as I am. My sister & I are absolutely makeup obsessed, but she likes to get her nails done more than anything.

  70. Lorraine says:

    My mom doesn’t like makeup nearly as much as I do. But she is a master at layering color! you name it, nail polish, lipstick- when you ask her what color she is wearing she will list about three different ones.

  71. Colleen Boudreau says:

    It usually takes me about 30-45 minutes to do my hair.

  72. Meghan P says:

    I usually take about 2 minutes to do my hair in the morning… I have really long hair, but I just brush it, haha! I just don’t give myself enough time to do anything else! If I curl it, it usually happens the night before πŸ™‚

  73. Kara says:

    My mom doesn’t wear much makeup; although I have gotten her interested in wearing more blush than she used to.

  74. Tori says:

    My mum has a functional interest in make up and nothing more! Clearly didn’t inherit my obsession there…

  75. Sarah Duehr says:

    It’s ironic, my mom is not at all into makeup. When I was a teenager, I had to teach myself about makeup and such. Since I’m a geek at heart, I bought a book from Bobbi Brown for teens. πŸ˜€

  76. Dawn says:

    My mom isn’t super into makeup but she loves when I give her products that don’t work for me. My hand me downs always look great on her!

  77. Allysa says:

    Ahhhhhh Karen I’m so excited for baby girl to come! I hope your delivery goes smoothly.

    On another note, I’ve had to force my mum to wash her face daily, let alone apply makeup. She JUST started using moisturizer!

  78. LaTanya says:

    mom was into makeup and always changing her look, I am into makeup now and she isn’t so our roles have switched.

  79. Bet says:

    My love of makeup started with my mom. I started wearing gloss and a little eyeshadow when I was 5. But only at home. There are some blackmail worthy pics of my handiwork from those first forays. Lol!!!

  80. Brittany says:

    My hair is temperamental. On cooperative days, I can wear it down. On uncooperative days, I usually make two braids.

  81. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    My mom is into makeup just as much as I am – in fact she follows your blog daily too!!

  82. Lynn T. says:

    I take about 5 minutes for hair, just got to straighten it a little. but boy make up takes me a good 30

  83. Daria says:

    my mother doesn’t wear makeup at all πŸ™‚

  84. Dominique says:

    I’ll spend like 1 to 2 hours on my makeup and like 5 minutes on my hair, it’s the important things right lol πŸ˜‚

  85. Marija Jevtic says:

    Yes,my mom loves makeup…

  86. judyo says:

    I am the mom, and my daughter-in-law loves makeup, so we discuss it regularly. my daughter? not so much. she isn’t an addict like her mom.

    thanks for this chance

  87. Maria says:

    Yay! You and your hubby are Warriors fans! Lets go Warriors!

  88. Rosemary says:

    Luxury makeup and chocolate are my vices!

  89. Lulu says:

    My mom wears makeup more often than me)) She wears eyeliner , mascara and a lipstick every day)

  90. jen says:

    You must be sooooo ready for BG to vacate the premises already! Sending non-delivering-your-baby-in-the-car vibes. πŸ˜‰

    My vice is Dr Pepper. I am trying to stop drinking it again but it’s not working. My current plan is to text my friend whenever I want to drink it, and she is going to shame me into not having it. Haha.

  91. Cultfigure says:

    Vices: coffee, nail polish and books.

  92. BJW says:

    My current vices include spending too much time online and buying too many books. This is not particularly exciting, I know.

  93. Lindsey says:

    I taught myself how to french braid! I was pretty young when I learned how to french braid, but I still can’t dutch braid very well… And I’m 23.

  94. Annette says:

    My beloved mom never wore make up. Only when my twin (HER DAUGHTER GOT MARRIED).I wear makeup and I find it interesting to share as you shared with all your viewers to my nieces and friends.


  95. Gwenn says:

    We have 3 generations of Sephora lovers in my family….my mom, my daughter and myself!

  96. Susan T. says:

    I am so excited for you! I hope Tabs doesn’t mind sharing the attention. My best friend’s dog became her baby’s best friend and would give little Sage a big, sloppy, doggy kiss every time he walked by her. It was super cute and it’s good for babies to be exposed to some germs right? Lol! Hopefully Tabs will accept BG as one of his people and love her too. πŸ™‚

  97. Kris says:

    Lol. The extent of my mom’s makeup collection was a palette with 12 shades that she had for 20 yrs and a red maybelline brow pencil! She is into great skin care though.

  98. silviabia says:

    My vices are mostly music and makeup! My mom doesn’t like makeup as much as I do, she actually says that she never ever put any makeup in her lifetime! ahah

  99. Kim P. says:

    Every time I search Google images for makeup reviews, I find your page. Really love the reviews and your style of writing!

  100. anjum noori says:

    My mom was never into makeup. …I don’t know where I got this bug from πŸ™‚

  101. BlackAsphodel says:

    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning? 2 minutes to brush it. :p

  102. TrippyPixie says:

    My vice is food, especially junk food. I’m going through a very stressful period of my life right now (last year of college and student teaching in a tough area), so I tend to dig into a bag of Cheetos when I’m home at the end of the day.

  103. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, hope you and baby girl are doing well. Cant wait to hear of her arrival soon. My mom likes makeup but not nearly as much as I do.

  104. Megan says:

    There’s a star they named after Xena some years back, I always liked that.

  105. Thea says:

    I taught myself to play piano πŸ™‚

  106. Rebekah says:

    I am way more into makeup than my mom–or my sister, or any of my aunts, or really anyone else in the family. I have no idea where I got it, but I’m kinda crazy about makeup πŸ™‚

  107. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Caturday Karen (and friends),

    There is nothing much going on in my neck of the woods aside from nursing myself back to health. Arizona seems to have fallen victim to an outbreak of the flu and I’m one of the chosen many. So it’s hot soup, hot tea, plenty of fluids (water) and much needed rest for me.
    My mom isn’t as makeup obsessed as I am which is puzzling because I’m not sure where this love of all things beauty related came from. She doesn’t mind sneaking a lipstick from my stash though or patting on a bit of pressed powder , but that’s about it. I’ve never seen mom put on any eyeshadow, blush, foundation, or mascara. And I believe she thinks eyeliner is pure evil. Mom does like getting her nails done though.
    If I had a daughter I wonder if she’d be like me or my mother? Good question.

    Blessings. <3

  108. Cindy says:

    My Mom loved makeup before I was born! Now I help “enable” her LOL

  109. Aurelie Red says:

    Hi Karen, no my mum doesn’t like makeup… she only wears lipstick and sometimes mascara. I’ve never seen her put on any eyeshadow or blush…

  110. Irene says:

    I self taught myself grammar. I wasn’t taught aspects of English writing, like clauses and semicolons, and I still have no idea what a conjunction is. BUT when I was a child I read a ton of books and have gotten through 19 years of school on intuition alone! By intuition I mean, when sentences sound wrong, I change them. 19 years is not a mistake either- at 26, I’m just finishing my second masters!

  111. Sandy says:

    Happy Saturday Karen! My mom wears a little makeup, blue eyeshadow, liner, mascara and always red lipstick. She definitaly doesn’t love makeup as much as I do. I always slip a new red lipstick into her stocking at Christmas. This year is was MAC’s LE Dita Von Teese lipstick. I thought it was so beautiful in the bullet and even the box it came in! I had to explain to her that is was something special.

  112. AmyB says:

    I taught myself to cook! Many years of trial and error and I have become quite good.

  113. Lisa says:

    I’m lucky to have curly hair so it’s just wash n go.

  114. maria says:

    Thanks for the chance!! I love makeup esp lipstick!

  115. Michelle says:

    The nerd in me will now come out… I learned how to do some basic computer fixing… So essentially I learned how to be my own personal geek squad… However, still an amateur… So don’t expect me to fix your motherboard if it’s fried. πŸ˜‰

  116. Oliver says:

    My mom hates makeup.

  117. Debora Covasa says:

    A skill i learned by my self: facial massage. I learned t from bls and practice.
    My mom doesnt wear makeup at all. And i always do. We are so different in this.

  118. AmyBS says:

    Takes me less than 10 minutes to do my hair, not saying it looks great but hey! It’s quick!

  119. Jamie says:

    Had a really hard week. On Tuesday, I had to put my 19 year old cat, Tigger to sleep. He had liver problems and his organs were starting to fail.

  120. Laura L says:

    My mother is 68. She recently got into makeup.I think it is because she has been coming to my home for extended visits. It makes her feel pretty. I think it is great. I will buy her a gift soon…I was thinking the Too Faced Peach when it comes out!

  121. claudia davis says:

    I have to admit something…Ive never had a facial. (Ive always been nervous about it). I also have to admit that this is the worst winter in a long time for my skin….my face feels dry, crackly (is that a word) and flaky. I know I need a super sloughing and regeneration and the only way is via a facial. Debating on getting one ….I think it would be a major treat for me but also scares me but might be something I just need to look normal again.

  122. Terri says:

    My mom doesn’t like makeup, but she does wear it on occasion. When this happens, I usually end up doing it for her :).

  123. Tatiana says:

    Wow! Six interns! That’s awesome. I would love to be your intern, except that I’m dyslexic and can’t write worth beans (without a huge amount of time and effort.) Looking forward to all the new posts.
    Can’t say I ever stubbed my toe in my last month of pregnancy, but I was darn tired of bumping into everything. Tables, chairs, door jambs. Everything open space seemed bigger to my eyes and smaller and tighter to my whale like belly. I think because I’m so short I just stuck out more out front, out the sides, you name it. The worst was when I was walking down the street and people would walk into my belly. I once got hit by this guy swinging his briefcase as he walked. Ugh. Soon you’ll have baby girl in your arms and you’ll be moving a bit easier. After she’s born, get El Hubs to baby-sit and get yourself a nice, wonderful massage.

  124. Stella Martis says:

    Thanks for this giveaway

  125. marta says:

    I have short hair so it is very easy and take almost no time to get ready!

  126. Jessie C. says:

    It usually takes me five minutes to do my hair in the morning.

  127. Susan Bender says:

    Hair takes me about 5 min in the morning.

  128. Maria C says:

    I hope you have a quick and safe delivery.

  129. MelodyJ says:

    I taught myself to knit, crochet, cook and bake.

  130. Kecia S. says:

    My mom wears foundation every day but she keeps the rest of her makeup fairly simple: mascara; blush; & lipliner/Vaseline on her lips.

  131. Nika says:

    My vices are laziness and gluttony! πŸ™Š

  132. Emily says:

    My hair ranges from seconds to half hour… depends if I wash and go or flat iron.

  133. BooBooNinja says:

    My mom likes makeup, but not as much as I. I recently gave her a Hakuhodo eyeshadow brush and she sheepishly told me she rarely washes the brushes she has. πŸ˜›

  134. Tanya says:

    My hair takes about 20-25 minutes. I recently discovered L’oreals blow dry primer spray which has it my drying time in half!

  135. Kathy says:

    My mom uses pretty much no make up besides lipsticks once in a while. She is definitely an enabler for me though and buys me make up or gives me gift cards haha

  136. Paula says:

    Okay-So this is going to sound terrible!! But, My Mom Loved makeup-which was Great except for the fact that she could not apply it at all! My Sister and I tried to help her by teaching her correct techniques and the colors she should be wearing to compliment her! On numerous occasions we even took her for Beauty/Makeup consultations…Needless to say she would be fine for 1-2 days and then she would be right back to Bright Orange Lipstick, the Brightest Blue Eye shadow,and super bright red cheeks. To this day My sister & I still laugh about how “challenged” Mom was when it came to Make-up!! Sometimes she looked awful (picture a tall, skinny clown) we would make her wash her face & then we would do it over!!

  137. Lynda says:

    My vice is online shopping!

  138. RedWeatherTiger says:

    My mom is not into makeup. She owns one lipstick that she uses until it is gone, then she replaces it. However, my daughters have far surpassed me in their artistry.

    Can’t wait to see pictures of your Baby Girl!! WOO!

  139. Karen says:

    I have 2 self-taught skills…knitting and sign language. I don’t knit anymore, but I now teach sign language to preschoolers.

  140. Karleena says:

    My mom doesn’t like makeup as much as I do, but she still wears a lil bit!

  141. Susan Christy says:

    Vices – iced white mocha with an extra shot mostly. And Diet Coke.

  142. Elizabeth says:

    My hair only takes about 10 minutes to style in the morning. All I do is comb out any knots and add some products to get rid of the frizz and enhance my natural waves.

  143. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I would really love to get some new makeup for my return to work next month. Maternity leave over, ready to face the world again!

  144. Sanam says:

    I’m more into makeup than my mom.

  145. Lauren says:

    No more Karen?!?! I literally just got so sad!! I can’t wait to meet your interns, and Katen, I wish you nothing but love and an easy delivery! I can’t wait to meet BG!!!!

    My Mom is as obsessed with makeup as I am, however, we like different brands, styles and colors!

  146. Tracy Robertson says:

    All the makeup my mom wears is lipstick, but she never leaves home without it. She is good at picking great shades.

  147. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  148. Lori P says:

    No my Mom isn’t into makeup like I am. She is just a foundation, blush and lipstick woman. But what is funny is when she wants to try something new…she comes to me for information on what is new and happening in the makeup world.

  149. Bertha says:

    I taught myself how to knit & sew!

  150. Cecilia Wong says:

    My mom’s 80 and she still likes to doll herself up. BTW, she looks amazing for 80. Once we had to catch a flight at five in the morning, and she showed up smartly dressed and fully made up, while my sisters and I looked like we just rolled out of bed. She wasn’t pleased πŸ˜‰

  151. Andrea says:

    A skill for which you were self-taught? Winged eyeliner! Haha!

    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning? 10-20 minutes, I usually just run my flat iron though my hair! Quick and easy.

    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do? She does not. She uses products religiously till their gone, and only THEN will she repurchase!

  152. Randi Zwaduk says:

    I only wear lipstick and nail polish

  153. Sarah says:

    My vices include overly purchasing makeup and skincare and anything beauty, eyebrow plucking obsession, coffee. And I definitely am way more into makeup than my mother. My mom likes makeup, but I’m just obsessed.

  154. Carol says:

    MY vices: chocolate, makeup and dogs.

  155. Alicee says:

    You have to try Tom Ford’s cream shadows, they really live up to the hype and the #13 brush, it totally changed my eyeshadow game.

  156. Tania G says:

    My mom has always been into makeup and always did such a beautiful job. I was never into makeup until about 5 years ago. So exciting waiting for your little girl. Can’t wait to hear about her arrival!

  157. Annie says:

    Vices: Nutella, nutella, and hm…Nutella! I have a problem. Makeup is definitely another vice!! My mother is the reason I probably got into makeup! I love it. And thank her for it πŸ™‚

  158. Lana says:

    Karen, I know you love the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I tried it and it broke me out like crazy.

  159. Jocelyn says:

    My mom isn’t into makeup and just wears a little bit. My 5 and 3 year old daughters are obsessed with makeup and love watching me do mine and doing their own or having it done!

  160. CK says:

    I wish my mom liked makeup!

  161. Krystle says:

    Tv is a vice of mine

  162. Jennifer Pham says:

    Vices: buying too much makeup, eating too much sugar. Maybe even spending too much time watching Youtube.

  163. Oli says:

    My mom doesn’t like makeup as much as i do

  164. Jocelyn says:

    My mom loves makeup! One of my regular childhood memories is her using a qtip to smudge out her eyeliner. She still uses qtips and safety pins (to separate lashes, ack) even though I’ve bought her brushes. She likes to keep it old school I guess.

  165. Erin says:

    What are your vices?

    After what I had for dinner I’m going to go with Mexican food.

    Coolest name for a celestial body?


    A skill for which you were self-taught?

    Many! Too many to list!

    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning?

    Very little time. Bun, pony, or down.

    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do?

    Hellz no. My mom is a makeup neophyte.

    There should be an award for…

    I’m going to go with not doing bad things. I almost had a physical altercation for the first time since ever when someone came into my backyard the other day and threatened me and my dog. While I know I’m in my rights do physically harm someone who comes unbidden into my home I wasn’t sure about yard so I was defensive instead of offensive.
    Erin recently posted … Spring Style Updates

  166. Krystal says:

    People thing longer hair takes so much time but it’s the opposite. My hair takes less than 5 minutes in the mornings. All I have to do is run my fingers through it and I’m ready! πŸ™‚

  167. Deb says:

    My mom does love makeup as much as I do. I think my love of makeup stemmed from watching her do her makeup when I was growing up.

  168. Alix says:

    Ten seconds to do my hair!

  169. Emily says:

    My vices are chocolate, margaritas, and appetizers. And perfume samples, I have so many.

  170. Lupe says:

    A baby in the woods would not be fun lol. Hmm my mother kind of likes makeup, but not crazy for it like me. She usually applies just a little blush and a eyeshadow.
    Lupe recently posted … My Skincare Routine

  171. Nadia says:

    I skill I taught myself is how to sew by watching youtube videos. Pause and back button are my friends. Heheh
    Nadia recently posted … Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win a $50 Sephora E-GIFT CARD! (Ends Monday)

  172. Kathy T says:

    My hair usually only takes 5 minutes since all I do is style my bangs and brush it.

  173. Barbara says:

    My mom only wore lipstick and that was every now and then. My vice is iced coffee, can’t start my day without it.

  174. CL says:

    I taught myself how to knit, crochet, and embroider.

  175. Margaret says:

    It takes me about ten minutes to curl my hair. I let it dry a bit naturally while I put on my makeup. It cuts my blowdrying time way down.

  176. Nicole says:

    My mum and I are polar opposites, makeup-wise. She will MAYBE wear mascara and blush for a special occasion. I honestly wasn’t a makeup person until about three years ago. I was a very tomboyish child/teenager/young adult, but now I couldn’t imagine going back!

  177. Denise S says:

    If I do something like flat iron my hair, then it takes me about a half hour to do it. But I usually just brush and go, so maybe 5 minutes. I’d rather spend the time on doing my makeup than hair.

  178. Karyn Kirke says:

    My mother wouldn’t dream of wearing makeup.

  179. Maddie says:

    You must try the new SheaMoisture Shea Butter Luscious Lipsticks from Target. They are so amazing!

  180. Swati says:

    My vice…. snakeprint anything!

  181. Denay says:

    My mom who is close to 80 uses 3 products …foundation, blush and lipstick..nothing else…all Merle Norman. She puts nothing on her eyes…never has. I am beginning to think I was adopted.

  182. Emily L says:

    I wish my mom was as into makeup as I was. She takes it very personally when I make any suggestions so I sadly have to just deal with her looking like an oompa loompa after she puts her powder on xD

  183. Holly Mackowiak says:

    I just found the most perfect red lipstick today So happy!!!!! Clinique cherry pop. Love it.

  184. Clare O'Brien says:

    My vice is spending waaaaaay too much time entering contests online lol

  185. Sarah Sq. says:

    I’m lucky and have curly hair, so it takes me no time to do my hair in the morning. I usually just get up and go!

  186. Lisa E says:

    Some of my staples are lip balm,A BeautyBlender,Mac fix plus and MUFE Ultra HD foundation. πŸ˜ƒ

  187. Heather R says:

    My mom does not do makeup at all

  188. Brian says:

    Ooh I want to try one of those Urban Decay Matte Revolution lippies in the pic!

  189. Denniesga says:

    My mom steals my makeup sometimes! so she is into makeup! She has always worn deep red lippies and liners mostly. Thats where i got most of my eyeliners and shadows back in high school teeeheeeheee (;

  190. Jennifer says:

    Wow, Baby Girl is almost here!! I thought my son would arrive late since late baby deliveries run in my family but he came early. I know ONE person whose baby was born on the exact due date. For some reason I was ridiculously disappointed that I couldn’t quite fit into my jeans as soon as I came home.

  191. Melly says:

    My mom was into nail polish more than me, but not makeup. I take the makeup cake (and the cherry, too!) in our family.

  192. Becky says:

    I have crazy thick curly long hair. A morning disaster. Thankfully, buns are super cool these here days so I can just pin the whole thing up on top of my head if I’m in a rush!! Otherwise it takes me an age to sort out!! X

  193. chari perez says:

    My mum loves makeup !!! She taugh me a lot of things about makeup, she is so pretty, and her face is georgeous!!! I’d love to be as her!!!

  194. Lina says:

    My mom actually asked me to show her how to put on makeup when she was in her 50s. I took her shopping and now she’s great at it!

  195. Tasha says:

    So exciting that your baby is coming soon!!

    My mom only very recently started wearing any makeup. She likes to pretend she has no idea what she’s doing, ha.

  196. Christina says:

    My mom is just starting to get into makeup now!

  197. Olivia M says:

    My mom likes makeup but isn’t as obsessed with it as I am. Makeup is my passion. Sometimes she regrets asking me a makeup related question because I get really into it haha

  198. Lauren says:

    UsuaLly my hair is just in a pony tail which takes me 1 minute

  199. Amy Z. says:

    My mom doesn’t wear makeup and she has gorgeous skin without needing any skincare products. I’m so jealous lol

  200. Sara says:

    My mother was who got me into make-up!

  201. Virginia says:

    My mom is a natural beauty, and never had as much fun with makeup as I do. She always likes makeup I pick out for her though.

  202. Julie says:

    Sugar is my vice! Tried to give it up for lent and lasted only three days…

  203. Karen R. says:

    My mom isn’t really into makeup. I, on the other hand, am obsessed with it. I would love a giftcard to Sephora, because Monday is my Birthday!

  204. Birgit L. says:

    I need maybe a minute to get my hair ready – I just brush it and when it behaves it’s all it takes πŸ˜‰ and if it doesn’t I resort to the good old ponytail.

  205. Kerensa says:

    Hi Karen,Hey Karen,

    Good luck with the baby waiting game. I am sure the waiting will be worth your while πŸ˜€. I have been loving make-up from a young age. All the colors at a make-up counter can make my heart jump a beat 😊. Growing up I couldn’t share my love for make-up with my mother. But, my 5 year old daughter seems to be more on my side on this. Sometimes I powder her face a little bit and I bought here a clear brow gel to use as mascara (now and then) and she loves it. Can’t wait for her to be older so that we can do make-up together (although she said I would be to old to do make-up when she’s grown up 😣). I will never be to old for make-up! πŸ˜…

  206. Stacy Z says:

    My biggest vice is diet soda, not the healthiest habit!

  207. Anais says:

    Washing and styling my hair in the mornings used to take a ton of products (oil, wax, hairspray, the whole nine yards) and time, UNTIL I CHOPPED IT ALL OFF. It’s a pixie cut now and washing, drying, and styling has never been more of a breeze. I’m thinking of getting a buzz soon, so it’ll become even more low-maintenance and great for maximum laziness.

  208. My mom loves makeup nearly as much as I do, and she did teach me quite a lot about it. But I guess my obsession outgrew hers in the last years.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Astor Perfect Stay Fabulous lipsticks and giveaway

  209. mrsshukra says:

    Vice: Watching too much TV!

  210. Judy Thomas says:

    My one vice is gambling a little every week πŸ™‚

  211. Kiki says:

    It’s fun to have a baby girl. Imagine all the makeup playing session you’ll have with her when she grow up!

  212. Farzana says:

    I love checking out new makeup!! I am definity makeup obsessed…

  213. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Caturday! I’ll miss you while you’re out, but I’m sure your interns will do a great job. Can’t wait to see what Baby Girl will look like and what her name will be.

  214. Inspersia says:

    My biggest vice is coffee – can’t live without it.

  215. Anastasia T. says:

    Yes, my mom like makeup as much as I do πŸ™‚

  216. Isabella says:

    My vice is nicotine in the form of snus. I’m down at 4 a day and hope to quit by the summer πŸ™‚ Than I’ll probably turn to chocolate haha

  217. Nikolina says:

    A skill for which you were self-taught? Smiling πŸ˜€
    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning? I avoid doing my hair in the morning…..
    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do? Even more… πŸ˜€

  218. Alina says:

    My mom is a big fan of pink lipsticks:)I want to make a gift for her – buy one of Ford lipsticks:)

  219. MDubb says:

    I gave up cussing for Lent πŸ™‚

  220. NFJ says:

    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do?

    My Mum is tried and true about one thing, lipstick!
    She won’t even take out the rubbish without having swiped some on. She doesn’t do the full face every day like I do but even around the house she’s got her lipstick on. I aspire to be as chic and lady like as she is!

  221. leya says:

    Unfortunately for me, my mum isn’t into makeup, which was quite a challenge growing up as I was always being told to wipe off my face! haha..

  222. Marissa says:

    Gosh I’d love to win. It would be the perfect birthday wish come true.
    Marissa recently posted … Day 1: We’re off to Hong Kong!

  223. Maren says:

    Does beautymania count as a vice? Seriously, I might need to calm down here.
    Maren recently posted … Get Undepressed! the 17th (Things that say “Avoid me”)

  224. Karen says:

    So, I’m the mom! And yes, I love makeup and am probably more obsessed with it than my daughter!!

  225. Lena says:

    I just brush my hair so I only need two minutes

  226. Paula Samuels-Zijlstra says:

    My grandma used to wear a little face powder and gave me the advice when I was 17 to’not use too much make-up, because only “bad” girls did that’. My mom used the whole kit and kaboodle, eyeshadow, mascara, blush, face powder, abd lipstick. She was always partial to a coral toned lipstick. I am an addict, I’ll by and use anything and everythingπŸ˜„

  227. Veronica Lee says:

    I learned to decorate cookies from watching Youtube videos.

  228. Majick says:

    I’m having a rough weekend. My parents both died 5 years apart on my b-day (2/19)years ago and I honor them; but yesterday I attended the funeral of Grand Master Ernie Temple; a great teacher and my Sensei – a man who was a huge part of my life and helped change many others. Sorry for the downer post, I’m just starting to open up. Thanks for listening.
    Good luck with your baby! Life is what needs celebrating!

  229. Katie M says:

    My Mum is not really into makeup, however she does like when I do her makeup for special occasions πŸ™‚

  230. Missy M. says:

    While my mom isn’t as into the variety of makeup I am, she does actually wear it more than I do, since I’m frequently too tired in the morning to get up in time to put it on for work

  231. vineetha charles says:

    I like the name “Serenity” name for a celestial body :). Hmmm…, it could be a throwback to my Firefly fan days.

  232. Coline T. says:

    My mom don’t wear a lot of makeup, but she loves the beautiful creations πŸ™‚

  233. Janetta says:

    I have no idea where I got my love for makeup from. My mom only wore it on special occasions.

  234. Jennifer Mitchell says:

    My vice is honey buns…the Little Debbie ones that you buy in a box. Happy sigh. I only indulge when I’m super stressed. πŸ˜‰

  235. steve weber says:

    What are your vices? – jim beam and dave matthews band
    Coolest name for a celestial body? – big bad mamma jamma
    A skill for which you were self-taught? – typing
    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning? – 30 seconds
    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do? my mom is no longer with us
    There should be an award for… most awkward situation

  236. Aarti says:

    My mom is definitely not a makeup person so I’m unsure as to where my love for it comes from!

  237. Rebecca says:

    My mom does not like makeup as much as I do… In fact she just wears some purple eyeliner and nothing else. Ever. Lollll
    Rebecca recently posted … flashback friday: shattered mint

  238. Lisa Foster says:

    I recently cut my hair shorter and it is only taking me 5-10 minutes to style in the morning, with a quick blow dry, and touching up a few places with a round brush.

  239. Icequeen81 says:

    I think Teaching is a skill self taught everybody does it differently , you pick of course some tips but you make your own style.

    My hair can be difficult ,I have those small baby hair that work on my nerves now they are toddler long but still a thing to tam.

  240. Bridget says:

    Dude, I do not spend a lot of time doing my hair. I wash it every two-three days and on those mornings, I use Joico split end mender on the ends, and Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe sea salt texturizer, finger comb, and let it air dry before work. It takes maybe two minutes? On non-washy mornings, I brush it out with with Lush No Drought dry shampoo and use Carol’s Daughter black vanilla leave-in conditioner.

  241. ursula saunders says:

    I am afraid to say that my mom thinks that I am crazy spending all my money in makeup she really does get me.

  242. AmyD says:

    Aaah, I’m wishing the best for you, Karen!!

  243. Pam says:

    How long does it take me to fix my hair in the morning? Well, that depends on how much effort I put in. If I’m running behind, I just let it air dry, I’m not saying it looks good like that but it happens. If I give it my all – maybe 20 minutes. I need to hit up Sephora soon and get some new hair products. Any recommendations for a heat protectant to use with a flat iron or curling wand?

  244. Wanda says:

    My mom never wore makeup and I wasn’t allowed to either. I recently started watching You Tube videos of how to apply makeup and started paying around with it. It is fun, but I’m still learning a lot. Would love to know how ladies make their foundation look so flawless.

  245. Lydia says:

    My vices are fancy coffee drinks and nail polish and it takes me about 10 minutes to do my hair in the morning :0

  246. Jen J says:

    I taught myself to cook. My mom kept trying in vain to teach me, but I had no interest! My mom doesn’t wear makeup, but I do give her samples of things that don’t work for me. Good luck with Baby Girl!

  247. natasha lamoreux says:

    My mother loved makeup. I would sit and watch her put it on when I was a child. I think that is what sparked my interest. She would look so glamorous on date night with my dad.

  248. Melanie says:

    Applying makeup was my self-taught skill!

  249. Remi says:

    Crochet is my self taught skill..

  250. Danielle says:

    I’m so lazy with my hair. But I do like the T3 body waver I got after I saw yours

  251. Michelle says:

    I am so excited for you to meet your little girl! I was 4 months shy of my 40th when I had my little boy. And while I know all mommies luv their little ones, I cant help but think its maybe just a little sweeter when you have had to wait so long. I had basically resigned my self to being a great auntie, when completely out of the blue I got pregnant. Best.Thing.ever. He is five now and I have loved every second.

  252. Kelly D says:

    I taught myself how to swim.

  253. MK says:

    If I wash my hair, it takes about 15 minutes to blow dry and run a flat iron through it. If I don’t wash it, it only takes me 5 minutes πŸ™‚

  254. Vipasha says:

    Youtube is my vice …

  255. India says:

    I taught myself how to knit. Pretty useful when you want some DIY scarves but that’s pretty much the extent to which it is useful.
    India recently posted … Mini Sephora haul?

  256. Vanessa says:

    My mom doesn’t do makeup at all!

  257. Nancy Tipton says:

    There should be an award for Foot-In-Mouth-itis!!! I am an expert at this wonderfully embarrassing self-taught skill, having cultivated it for many decades. LoL!
    Or for being The Best Cat Dancer, because I love to dance to Fun’s Some Nights with my huge hairball, Scunci.

  258. Kimm says:

    Yay Karen! Almost there! The baby waiting game is the hardest!!! I had never felt so bored in my life waiting for my daughter to be born. I took like three weeks off from work before since both my boys were two weeks early and I didn’t want my water to break in class or something. God humbled me and my “know it all attitude” that she’d be here early like her brothers and she was two days late. And I went from a 12 hour labor w the first to 6 hours w the second. I thought she’d be quick… Nope! 24 hours of labor! Curious to see what will happen w number 4 in a few months. And I still don’t have a name for him! Help!!!!
    My mom doesn’t really care for makeup. My obsession makes up for the both of us!
    Good luck Karen! Hang in there!!!

  259. My vice has to be makeup! πŸ˜‰

  260. Anissa says:

    My mum and I used to fight a lot about me wearing make up when I was around 16. She did not approve of it, but now, when I’m almost 21, she actually comes to me for advice and if she has a special event, she’ll often come to me to get here make up done. So yeah, my mum and I came a long way

  261. Lilly says:

    Please update is when the baby come!

  262. Fran says:

    I usually only spend five to ten minutes on my hair in the morning. Once a week I spend a couple of hours deep conditioning, washing, and blow-drying, then the mornings are quick and easy πŸ™‚

  263. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen!
    Have a nice weekend!

  264. Deanna says:

    I just discovered your blog & read thru about 40 pages of your posts! It’s now bookmarked along with my other daily blogs πŸ™‚

  265. Amy Z. says:

    My mom isn’t into makeup at all, but she does like skincare!

  266. It usually takes me about 15 minutes to do my hair in the morning.

  267. Jennifer says:

    It usually takes me a minute to do my hair-throw it up in a pony tail most days!

  268. Liz says:

    I spend about 30 seconds on my hair in the morning; all I do is brush it and either put it up or slap on a headband. As long as my hair is clean and healthy, I don’t do much to it on a daily basis. At night, I’ll moisturize it. I go for blowouts at least once a week.

  269. Lesley says:

    I taught myself to be a gourmet cook. My parents were both good cooks, but when I lived at home I studiously avoided learning how to cook. But once I live on my own, I bought a couple of good cookbooks and started to learn.
    My hair – about 30 seconds each morning. It has a mind of its own.

  270. Jamie says:

    “I wish I knew how to quit you,” Diet Pepsi

    Looking forward to reading the new content from the interns!

  271. “Does your mom like makeup as much as you do?”

    I’d say so… I grew up watching her apply makeup only to love it myself. She doesn’t spend the kind of money on it that I do, but she always tries the latest and greatest from the drugstores!

  272. Rhoda K says:

    I actually can’t think of a self-taught skill. This is going to bother me all day now. πŸ˜‰ Hmmmm

  273. kristen says:

    i’m a self taught sewer and knitter πŸ™‚ thanks for this opportunity!

  274. Ellen says:

    Well, I wash and go, so it takes about…10 seconds to do my hair?

  275. Julie Murphy says:

    I taught myself to cook

  276. Melissa says:

    I love your blog. It’s been very helpful seeing your reviews and swatches.

  277. Ali Celestino says:

    My Mom loves makeup just as much as me she taught me how to apply it and use it as a child. We always wear makeup!

  278. Erin Ortiz says:

    My mom really isn’t too interested in makeup, but funny enough, she did force me to put eyeliner on when I was a tomboy in middle school and I wanted nothing to do with makeup. She would make me choose brown or purple and then put in on me haha! I think she gets more interested now when she sees a product on me that she likes.

  279. Cathy says:

    My mom isn’t interested in make-up at all. She wears a little but it’s all very neutral colors. And unfortunately my hair is not wash and go. If I’m going out I have to shampoo, dry and curl..otherwise it looks like a rats nest. It’s very thick and layered plus I have bangs. It takes about 15-20 minutes total.

  280. Jacqueline says:

    My grandmother (which is like a mother to me) still wears makeup, and she’s 91. She won’t even go to the store without putting on lipstick or powder. So you definetly know that inspired my passion for cosmetics.
    Jacqueline recently posted … Mark On The Dot Eye Color Compact in Smokey

  281. amy pugmire says:

    It usually takes me about 15 min to do my hair.

  282. Arlette says:

    My mom calls me “vanidosa” or vain because of my investment in makeup application. Compared to e, she doesn’t of her makeup as much but she loves her lipsticks and also likes to wear eyeliner. I definitely inherited my love for lipsticks from her πŸ™‚

  283. Christine Leong says:

    lol I’m 22 and my mom still doesn’t approve of the fact that I wear makeup

  284. Maureen says:

    I always put my hair up-5 minutes.
    But, it never looks as good as would like. I’ve given up on it a little. Letting it grow out a bit.

  285. Judy says:

    Can’t believe it’s almost March break! Can’t wait…

  286. Kayla Han says:

    I don’t do anything special with my hair, just leave it down straight. I don’t use a straightener to get my hairtye creases out. I actually use water and my comb to straighten it lol πŸ™‚ easy and free!

  287. Trillina Palemi says:

    My biggest vice is a rich dark red wine

  288. Caitie says:

    So exciting that Baby Girl will be here soon!! My mom isn’t super into makeup if left to her own devices, but she has gotten pretty excited about a few things I’ve introduced her to over the years:)

  289. Chris says:

    Happy Sunday! I was self taught to type using a awesome typing game. Words, symbols & numbers fell from the sky and you had to destroy them by typing them correctly!

  290. Kelsey Gardiyash says:

    My mom doesn’t like makeup at all! She was really against me wearing it as a teenager. I started working very young so that I could start buying makeup, and I taught myself everything I know from watching YouTube videos! It has been very cool because the more I wear and learn about makeup, the more interested my mom has become! She will even let me put makeup on her once in a while πŸ™‚

  291. Mel B. says:

    My mom and I are equally obsessed with make-up. Our favourite thing to do is go shopping for new make up. Sephora is the best store for looking at make up. There is always something new to buy/look at/try out.

    Good luck with the delivery of your Baby girl. I can’t wait to see pictures of her.

  292. bearby says:

    The only time that I have seen my mom wearing makeup is on my sister and my wedding day. Yet, at 78 years old, she shill has very good skin.

  293. Nlm8 says:

    My mom and I love makeup! Always have a fun time sharing tips and browsing items!
    So excited to see pics of your baby!

  294. Josie Ramos says:

    Reading loads…that is my vice.

  295. JR says:

    there should be an award for makeup addict like me!!!

  296. Solangel says:

    Congrats to the new interns, what a lucky bunch!

  297. Kelsey says:

    I remember when my girls were toddlers! Giiiiiirl, you better put those Tom Ford quads outta reach–baby girl is gonna come after them as soon as her chubby baby legs can get her there! My daughter ruined some of her clothes with my YSL lipstick. :/ Also the lipstick. But it was so darned cute, I couldn’t be mad. The other daughter stained my carpet with hot pink Sugarpill loose eyeshadow! High pigmentation is awesome on eyes, less so on carpets. πŸ˜‰

  298. Joyce says:

    There should be an award for knowing your disney songs word by word.

  299. Jules says:

    In the 90’s when swing dancing was the craze, I really wanted to learn. So I got some video tapes and learned from watching those. I’m a pretty good dancer so it wasn’t that hard. I ended up teaching East Coast Swing when we got stationed overseas. I miss the 90’s.

  300. Charlotte says:

    I’m so excited for you, Karen! I can’t wait to hear about her grand debut!

  301. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    I’m having some trouble getting my katvond liquid lipsticks to actually last a long time. they wear off so quickly on me!

  302. Mylinda says:

    Out of sheer boredom, in my youth in the Philippines, I taught myself to play several instruments. We had a huge-a*s organ (seriously, like a church organ) that my dad got from a tv show set clearance and it sat in one of the rooms of our house. In the afternoons, I would muck around with it. My sister, who is 9 years older, took lessons for a time and she had left her folders, with all the sheet music on the organ bench. By the time I was in HS, going to Catholic school and all, I was part of religious organizations and I was one of the people tasked with operating the church organ for various religious activities. That was the only thing it ever came in handy for, though. I’m not actually good enough to play for my church or anything, I think. I also learned guitar and various string instruments like the banduria/octavina. Although of those, the only thing I learned by myself was the guitar.

  303. Amanda says:

    I love cats and I love makeup. I just found this blog and I’m now addicted! Hope I win!!!

  304. Mel says:

    Andromeda is absolutely the coolest name for a celestial body :)))

  305. Clemence says:

    Can’t believe spring is just around the corner!

  306. Kim Henrichs says:

    My current vice is Deadpool…

  307. Sakura says:

    I am so excited for you (BG)! Following your pregnancy through the months has been cool. Good luck&Best wishes!

  308. em says:

    i don’t really do much with my hair just add a hairclip. just wash and go

  309. Cyndi says:

    My hair time varies… if it’s freshly washed then it takes me about 15 minutes?? Lately I’ve been embracing the curly/wavy status of my hair so I let it sit in a towel while I do my makeup, then I add a little product, scrunch while blow drying, and voila! If I need to I curl a few pieces that didn’t turn out quite how I like them. Now if I straighten my hair it takes way longer… so I haven’t been doing that as much.

  310. Rebecca says:

    how is your cat aging so well? I’ve read your blog for a few years now and tabbs is always looking so ADORABLE!

  311. Chelsea says:

    My vices are sweets, circus, and cute animal pictures!

  312. Yesenya says:

    My hair takes me less than 5 minutes to do in the mornings – usually wear it down or in a ponytail.

  313. Nicole says:

    I self-taught myself how to play “My Heart Will Go On” on the piano. Surprisingly, it only took me one or two hours. I used to take piano lessons when I was younger, but it wasn’t something that stuck with me throughout life. But last year, my dad brought a keyboard home and that’s when it happened, lol.

  314. Aenea says:

    My mom isn’t into makeup. She only wears mAkeup on special occasions.

  315. Valerie C. says:

    My mom passed young, but, I was amazed as a child, that it only took her 5 minutes to get ready! It takes me a good hour πŸ™‚

  316. jessica says:

    if I don’t need to wash my hair, I usually don’t do anything to it. on washing days though… it takes almost two hours. my hair is SUPER thick and it takes FOREVER to dry.

  317. Jessica says:

    My mom never liked makeup. She always made a big deal about me liking makeup as if it was bad thing. Growing up I didn’t have much of a collection. Like 1 lipstick, 1 eye shadow quad, 1 foundation, 1 blush, etc. She didn’t want me to be excessive… and we were poor! If she were to see my makeup collection now…. ooooh boy. Glad I never showed her! She would disapprove!

  318. Karen says:

    My mom was definitely the one that introduced me to makeup. I used to spend hours watching her do makeup in the bathroom and asking her to put some on me and help me do my makeup and hair. She definitely taught me well… I do love makeup a lot though and now, my mom will send me samples of products she’s seen to ask my opinion on them and if I think they’ll work for her! She even asked me to do her makeup the other day – which was quite a treat πŸ™‚

  319. Alona Y says:

    “pregnant feet have got no rhythm” – oh LOL! It’s true, at least it was (is) for me. My biggest vice right now is wanting to buy all the indie nail polishes, ever.

  320. Catherine says:

    It either takes me 20 minutes or 3 minutes to do my hair, depending on whether it’s down or just thrown up into a bun

  321. Hillary says:

    At any given time you could find about 20 lipsticks in my mother’s purse! We always count when she cleans it out and it’s always in the double digits! Haha!

  322. Brenda disimone says:

    Right now I’m wearing sally hansen gel nail polish I purplexed and it’s lasted a long time and it’s so shiny !

  323. Rachel says:

    My mother was totally into makeup and taught me how to use it. When she thought my sister and I were old enough, she’d take us to the drug store sometimes to check out new things. She was an art teacher and taught me about colors and blending! We sure do miss her. πŸ™‚
    Rachel recently posted … Drugstore Makeup for Pale Skin!

  324. Luna Tran says:

    My mom loves makeup. I remember playing with her Mary Kay’s when I was young.

  325. Sharon C says:

    I have been unemployed for about 6 months and I need to get back to using makeup every day. I have gotten used to myself without it. Makeup truly is necessary.

  326. Monica says:

    Vices? I used to smoke but I successfully quit on March 31, 2009! I used to drink a little too much in social situations (never home alone in my sad pajamas). But now that I’m right smack dab in my mid-30’s, I don’t go out as much. Maybe two to three times a month I’d find myself in a bar with good friends and I’d have 3 to 4 drinks so I don’t consider it a serious vice, per se. My biggest vice nowadays is sugar and carbs in all its glorious forms!

  327. Really glad to see you’ve arranged things so you get some time off when baby girl arrives!

  328. kimberly murley says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. My vices are massages, I cant get enough of them:)

  329. Isu says:

    My mom is not into makeup at all and nor is my sister. But im really really into it. Hehe.😁

  330. Melanie says:

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, I broke 2 coffee carafes, countless glasses and cups, had bruises in places I didn’t even know you could bruise, and poured raspberry coulis in a pastry bag without a glass underneath… on my 8 months pregnant belly… My husband threatened to put me on bedrest just so that I wouldn’t break anything else and that the house would still be standing by the time I delivered! So you’re not alone πŸ™‚ The struggle is real πŸ˜‰

  331. Anastassia says:

    My mom wears less make up than me but she swears to Estee Lauder. She just loves everything from Estee.

  332. Illy Junus says:

    I take less than a minute for my hair in the morning, that if i want to do my errands, but i always do my hair at night, so i don’t have to hassle in the morning

  333. Casey says:

    My mom wears makeup, and it’s fun to go shopping with her, point her to blogs/YouTube, and be able to talk about it together!

  334. Joanna says:

    My mom taught me everything I know about make up. My family always tells her she should start her own make up blog due to her talent and the amount of makeup she has. For Christmas, my birthday, Easter, any excuse she has she buys me the latest make up. If I do not apply it well when I am in a hurry, she will always let me know. If the color or texture doesn’t look right on my skin, she will always tell me. When I do a great job on my make up- she always praises it!

  335. Kim says:

    I’m so glad you found some great helpers! You’ll be able to concentrate on all the exciting stuff!!

  336. Julene says:

    My vice is, ready for it…….makeup! My mom was more into makeup years ago, which I think is where my interest in it stemmed from.

  337. Laura P. says:

    My mom doesn’t really wear makeup except on special occasions. I wear makeup but my hair only takes 5 minutes or close to it because I just put it in a ponytail for work.

  338. Carolyn says:

    Good Morning Karen,

    I’m getting really excited for you that BG could be here anyday now!!! Hope you’re stocking up on lots of sleep before she gets here.

  339. Basak says:

    My hair takes no time; I let it be. I use all the time I have for makeup πŸ™‚

  340. Audrey says:

    Hi Karen! Im sure your the cutest penguin ever lol😊 I usually spend 5 minutes on my hair since I wash the night before and just flat iron it in the mornings. My mother is not at all into makeup as much as me . She just uses foundation/concealer for her dark spots and lipstick and that’s it. I use probably a dozen products daily, maybe when I’m older I will give up a few things but not atm.

  341. Shumaila says:

    I taught myself how to cook.
    Fortunately,I’ve straight hair so it takes very less time.
    My mother doesn’t like makeup too much.

  342. jaz says:

    My mother doesn’t like makeup, but will tell me that I need to wear some LOL

  343. Makyla says:

    It doesn’t take me long at all to do my hair. Lately I’ve been throwing it in a hair clip and calling it good haha. Hope you had a great weekend, Karen!

  344. Pamela Haddad says:

    My mom’s make-up always looked flawless! Plus her skin was porcelain and so beautiful, even as she aged. Wish I had the same skin like hers! Enjoy your week and hope your waiting is over soon so you can welcome your new edition to the fam and Tabs!

  345. Stella says:

    excited to meet all of the interns!

  346. Deborah says:

    My Mom doesn’t wear much makeup, maybe a little foundation for a special occasion. However, I have quite a collection…

  347. Cass says:

    It takes a long time to do my hair, if I don’t leave it natural. I haven’t been leaving it natural for about a year because my ex was not a fan of it. πŸ™ But since he ended it a few days ago, I’m feeling the need to really let my hair down, literally and figuratively, and let my natural wavy curls shine!

    And I’m much more into make up than my mom ever was, she doesn’t know where I got that bug from!

  348. Lynda says:

    i taught myself how to whistle!

  349. Jordan says:

    My mom and I share a love of makeup.

  350. Catherine R. says:

    My hair is a beast and a half, it’s big, it’s bold, it has a mind of it’s own. It usually use a hair oil right after washing to tame down the frizz and add moisture to my hair. Once it’s fully dry (which takes eight to ten hours), it takes fifteen to thirty minutes to curl my hair with a curling iron.

  351. Aimen Abbasi says:

    I self thought, or well watched my mom and learned how to do my eyebrows πŸ™‚
    It’s pretty easy ! But super money saver !

  352. Stephanie Hartman says:

    My mom doesn’t wear any make up or really do anything with her hair, it’s a joke in our family that I came from the milkman πŸ™‚

  353. Rosa says:

    My mom does not wear any makeup whatsoever. I don’t remember when was the last time i saw her made up. Hmmmm maybe i can get her a makeover for her birthday this year? πŸ™‚

  354. Jessica S says:

    My mom likes make up but she thinks it takes up too much of her time to do. For me, I could never get enough time to play around with make up!

  355. Sarah says:

    I can commiserate with the waddling and toe-stubbing! I’m due in early May but feel like a whale already. There should be an award for…. all women in their 3rd trimester!

  356. Deanna says:

    My mom only wears lipstick.

  357. Katie says:

    My mom goes pretty light on makeup; a little foundation and some eyeliner/mascara

  358. vanilla says:

    I was self taught on creating my own blog
    vanilla recently posted … I Spy A Shimmer Cube Dupe?

  359. Trude says:

    My parents came to visit this weekend, so that was lovely. πŸ™‚ Definitely the hardest part of moving has been how much I miss them!
    Trude recently posted … 5 Things

  360. Courtney says:

    It usually takes me between 5 and 10 minutes to do my hair in the morning

  361. Kirsten says:

    What are your vices? Mine’s definitely food. Anything with cheese, mmm! And ice cream, even in the middle of winter.

    A skill for which you were self-taught? html coding.

    How long does it usually take you to do your hair in the morning? I am a wash and go person, so maybe two minutes?

    Does your mom like makeup as much as you do? No. *sadface* We took her to a counter once for a makeover and she bought some producs, but I don’t think she ever used them. She’s a “cake eyeliner with the wet brush and a bit of mascara” woman from the ’50s.

  362. Andrea Darst says:

    I remember as a young girl watching my mom get up hours before she had to go to work and sit with her cup of coffee and do her makeup. I loved watching her! Nowadays, she’s a makeup free kind of gal, though.

  363. Michelle says:

    I don’t know where I got my love of dressing up and playing with new looks.
    My mother never wears make-up, does not care about skincare and counts blow drying her hair as putting in a lot of effort.

    Where as I rarely ever leave the house without my make-up done and have a multi-step skincare routine.

  364. Gita says:

    Ugh, my worst vice is drinking too much soda! Gotta drink more water! πŸ™‚

  365. Sandra Davis says:

    I always rinsed my face with water during the day to keep it fresh and that has helped it keep young with the use of skincare products.

    Hard choice on the prize, love both.

  366. Kuz says:

    Vices: red lipsticks and Alex Pettyfer (a British model-turned-actor). He’s yummy, that’s for sure!

  367. Vi Groueva says:

    My mom wears red lipstick every single day, but she couldn’t care less about other makeup. She’s in the less-is-more camp for sure. I on the other hand love it all!

  368. Kalli says:

    I definitely got into makeup because of my mom, but I’m way more into it. But she’s got great tastes, she uses a lot of LancΓ΄me and Guerlain so I always like admiring her stash!
    Kalli recently posted … Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay – 714 Lipstick & Lipliner!

  369. Amber Long says:

    Well my mother unfortunately doesn’t believe in makeup. Thankfully she has relatively good skin. I guess that makes me a late bloomer to the makeup party. Better late than never πŸ˜‰ Theres not fun without eyeshadow and sexy lippies!

  370. Rachel says:

    My mom wears the same makeup everyday and re-purchases her favorites when they run out, while I want to buy and try everything! She loves to look at makeup though and I’d love to treat her to some new goodies!

  371. Efrain says:

    In fact most of the time she’d only use lipstick and not in a daily basis so not completely.
    Efrain recently posted … Review: Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion

  372. Alyssa Lee says:

    My mom doesn’t nearly wear as much makeup as I do.

  373. Kevin K says:

    What a great giveaway.

  374. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Since I got a pixie cut, it takes me about 5 minutes to fix my hair in the morning.

  375. alice says:

    There should be an award for making it to the end of a monday without losing it!

  376. Victoria says:

    Shopping for make up with my mom is one of my favorite activities ever!…and the more I think about it, I’m not sure my mom knows just how much I enjoy doing this with her!

    I remember, as a little girl, how much fun I had watching my mom put her make up on. Her usual routine was powder, shadow, liner, and lipstick! The basics!

  377. Kristen says:

    My mom is the one who got me into lipstick, but she’s not obsessed with it the way I am.

  378. Susan C. says:

    My mom is not very involved with makeup; she basically uses the same Maybelline eyebrow pencil, Cover Girl powder, and Revlon lippie she’s been using for years, with nary a change. This is over the moisturizer formerly known as Oil of Olay. Seriously, she couldn’t give two figs about the whole thing. My sister and I have tried to hook her up with modern moisturizers, stronger sunscreens, and some natural looks from Bare Minerals. She goes along with us but doesn’t care to pursue any of these things.

    And you know what? She’s the most beautiful person I know. <3

  379. Amber says:

    Ooh, I would love to win, my birthday is coming up! I taught myself to speak french a few years ago, now I’m hooked πŸ™‚

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