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Good morning, glory! Rise and shine. πŸ™‚ I hope you slept well. I must admit…I tossed and turned a lot last night, and I’m not sure why. It was probably one part Baby Girl doing her Baby Girl things, and one part Jessica Jones, which I marathon’d on Netflix last night.


It’s that new Marvel comics series starring Krysten Ritter and Carrie-Ann Moss who, coincidence of all coincidences, I bumped into buying cheese in Vancouver, British Columbia, a few years ago.

Yup, El Hub and I were there just visiting for one of my birthdays, and there she was, Carrie-Ann, Trinity herself from the Matrix movies, ordering cheese at a big deli and toting around two babies in strollers.

I didn’t want to interrupt her, so I didn’t say anything, but now I wish I had said “hi!” (Just like that — like a crazy person.)

I like the show so far, but it’s kind of intense… I mean, you know me with sci-fi and comic book stuff, so I like it, but watching it before bed was probably NOT one of my all-time best overall lifetime ideas, haha.

How are things out your way? What are you up to this weekend? Doing anything fun?


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    • Have you ever gone on a retreat with your coworkers? How was it?
    • A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken?
    • Snowboard or surfboard?
    • What time did you get up this morning?
    • Who’s the most optimistic person you know?
    • Do you have any current skincare dilemmas?
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  1. Joan says:

    Snowboarding all the way! And then apres ski with some wine and a hot tub. Omg I’m blissed out just thinking about it.

  2. Justine says:

    What a fun story! I need to check out Jessica Jones.

  3. @Pinklacedpoppy says:

    I think snowboarding! with only the best lipstick of course. Hope that sweet baby of yours is chugging along just fine! you know I stalk occasionally. Happy Thanksgiving to you from my family!

  4. gmarie says:

    This weekend-LA Auto Show and continuing the search for Pattie Labelle pies πŸ™

  5. Lili says:

    My weekend plans are usually the same, Gym naps, and visiting my parents for Sunday dinner

  6. Heather says:

    That kitty’s eyes, oh my goodness! I love their beautiful gold color. I think I’ll paint my nails that color today. Have a great weekend!

  7. Tiffany says:

    I got up this morning a minute before my alarm went off. I love when that happens!

  8. Kathy says:

    I’m usually up at 6:15 during the week and by 8 on weekends

  9. Agata says:

    I have a lot of hockey games this weekend. And work, of course :-/
    Agata recently posted … A Pumpkin Spice FOTD feat. Makeup Geek Pigment in Vegas Lights

  10. Asia Parker says:

    Good morning doll! I’m in Chicago and it’s sleeting boooo! But in heading to Botox and LHR, yay!!!! LOL πŸ™‚ Hope I win xo Asia

  11. Chelsea says:

    My typical skincare issues are dryness and redness, but I get product-related breakouts really easily. I have a routine that works, so key things for me are to resist picking at my skin and to not try new things.

  12. Jennifer Pham says:

    Hi! I got up at 5:45 5 this morning, stayed up for 2 hours, then went to bed again for 2.

  13. Mardi says:

    I woke at 9am and got up at about 10:30am. Reading in bed is fun!

  14. Stephanie says:

    The cats woke me up at 7:22. One of them likes to climb on the back of my pillow and smack me in the head.

  15. Colleen Boudreau says:

    My dad is the most optimistic person I know.

  16. Rosemary says:

    Current skincare dilemma? My lips. They have already started their winter dryness. I have all sorts of lip balms and nothing is working. I just got Nuxe reve de miel and have my fingers crossed that it will help.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Lyse Davitt says:

    6:45. I optimistically had my alarm set to 8:30 but didn’t make it.

  18. Lydia B. says:

    I slept in today because it’s Saturday and, HEY! I don’t have anything to do! I woke up around 6, fell back asleep, and finally got out of bed by 10-ish. (:

  19. Rocior says:

    Woke up at early after 90hr work week. I’m usually at 6am for work. Today 7am, wanted to sleep in but didn’t work out that way. Hate when that happens.

  20. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Got up at 8! Weekends are nice for sleeping in πŸ™‚

  21. Laura says:

    I woke up at 9:15 am πŸ™‚

  22. Anne says:

    A rule that should not be broken is blending foundation into the hairline and down the jaw and neck!

  23. Mary says:

    I woke up at 8 this morning which was pretty late since I fell asleep around 9 last night watching Pride and Prejudice on cable for the thousandth time.

  24. Katrina says:

    I got up at 11:41 am this morning.

  25. Lydia says:


  26. Tiffanie says:

    We slept in the living room with the kids in a fort last night. Surprisingly, we all slept great! Yay!

  27. Nicole says:

    I’m a real life vampire lol I work graveyard in las vegas so I’ve been up since 10:15 Friday night and it’s now 10:00 am yikes it st so hard, but being a single mom I gotta do what I gotta do (:

  28. Laura says:

    My current skincare issue is dryness between my eyebrows but more oily skin on my forehead. Yay for a giveaway!

  29. Michelle says:

    Jessica Jones looks awesome, but Amazon just released a full season of Man in the High Castle and I can’t decide which to watch first. πŸ™‚

  30. Alix says:

    Got up at 7am today… slept in a bit!

  31. Ashleigh says:

    My best friend from growing up is the most (sometimes annoyingly) optimistic person I know! I’ve always been more pragmatic so I think we balance each other out well.

  32. Hilary says:

    Current skincare dilemma is the changing weather! My skin doesn’t know what to do.

  33. Jennifer says:

    My dear husband of 38 years is the most optimistic person I know. His glass is always half full. Even when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer 7 years ago he left the worrying to me. We are very thankful that surgery got it all and he didn’t need any further treatment.

  34. Aj says:

    Oooh surfboarding all the way! I’m missing the ocean right now, especially as it’s getting cooler here in the Northeast.
    My skincare dilemma right now is the dryness around my nose and chin – more experimenting to do.

  35. Tracey E. says:

    Put the flannel sheets on the bed and had the most dreamy sleep in a while. Had the first snowfall, too, so awoke at 9 a.m. to a winter wonderland. Weekend plans include the symphony and a local salon’s open house.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Karen, and to all who enjoy this blog. I love this time of year, purposely thankful for the joys of life, like flannel sheets and a good night’s sleep.

  36. Brittany says:

    I woke up today at a little after 6 am this morning because our oldest dog, Princess, came in and jumped on the bed when someone opened the door to my room. She then began to bark because the younger dog, Wallace, went under the bed.

  37. Connie says:

    Make up rule that should NEVER be broken? Use a light hand. Too much anything can and will look bad.

  38. Trillina Palemi says:

    I woke up at 8:00 am

  39. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    My mother is so optimistic !

  40. cui says:

    I get up 7:15 on weekdays and 8:30 on weekends.

  41. Emily says:

    As I get older, the dark circles under my eyes have become more pronounced… so I have become more interested in finding and using good under-eye concealers!

  42. Heather G says:

    I got up at 11am today – I’m sick with a cold :((

  43. NFJ says:

    Reading your posts I remember my magical and perfect pregnancy. Glad you are soaking up every minute, it all flys by fast. My “baby girl” is in college and it feels like juar yesterday she was doing flips in my belly. I call her “Cookie” because I baked her in my oven!

  44. jeanie says:

    hey everyone! A current skincare dilemma I have is that I am getting little bumps on my face. It’s either too many products or I am stressed or a combo of both? Hope everyone else is doing better πŸ™‚

  45. Rebecca says:

    I got up at 11 πŸ™‚ Ah, the unemployed life.

  46. Aurelie Red says:

    Love the picture !
    The most optimistic person I know is my mum… she’s really funny and is always with a good mood β™₯

  47. Helen Nguyen says:

    The weather is bipolar this week. It was cold one day and hot another day, vise versa. Scared this winter will be cold! But that means snowboarding season is coming very soon!! πŸ™‚

  48. Julie L says:

    I’m watching Jessica Jones right now! It’s pretty damn good!

  49. Windie says:

    Have you used Egyptian Magic?

  50. Benni says:

    Ooo, someone else watching Jessica Jones! I only got to watch the first two episodes last night, but I’m going to watch many more tonight. πŸ™‚

  51. carol clark says:

    i feel like if everyone can bring prices so low on thanksgiving day they should all year i fed my animals this morning and now im just checking email and looking at your site for some more tips i can use

  52. Lisa Brown says:

    Q. Who’s the most optimistic person you know? A. My husband is the most optimistic person I know; am the total opposite.

  53. Kim Henrichs says:

    An absolute rarity – I slept in until almost 10! That never happens…

  54. Michelle says:

    The most optimistic person I know is a girl I work with every day in the desk beside me.

  55. Kwmechelle says:

    Hey Karen! It was darn near noon when I woke up today. I had trouble sleeping last night, too. Nothing major planned for my day. May go out looking for bargain beauty finds (like nail polish, etc) later on today. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  56. Sally Gearhart says:

    My current skin issues have been alot to do with that winter is here πŸ™ Dry skin & redness & the dreaded chapped lips! I’m currently looking for a good winter time face wash & moisturizer! πŸ™‚ Thanks soo much for sharing!

  57. Loris Ayoub says:

    Slept in until 9 am…best thing ever

  58. Aeris says:

    I got up at noon… And I don’t even feel guilty! πŸ˜‰

  59. Janetta says:

    I woke at 11:30….super long week! But happy Saturday everyone!

  60. Diana says:

    I went snowboarding in July at Lake Agnes, Colorado. Got the worst sunburn of my life!

  61. Alice says:

    You marathoned all of Jessica Jones? I watched two episodes and had to take a break for a while because it’s… yeah. I’m glad you enjoyed it that much though!

  62. Laurinha says:

    I woke up at 7:00…….. as usually!
    Happy weekend!

  63. Andrea Darst says:

    First snow of the season last night/all day today…and found out the hard way that our brand new (used) car that has all-wheel drive handles like poo in the snow! Grrrrr…Have a great weekend and Thanksgiving!

  64. Lisa says:

    ahhh! so fun to run into famous people. i live in famous people central, so it happens fairly frequently, and still never gets old. i never say anything either because i figure they want their privacy… but i still giggle to myself and tell all my friends.

    hope you sleep better tonight and the rest of the weekend, Karen!

  65. Amie M says:

    I woke up at 6am even though it was a lazy Saturday morning. My body just gets used to the school routine and I can’t sleep in.

  66. Heather R says:

    I’m so excited to get to sleep in for 3 days straight!

  67. Sasha says:

    Dressing or stuffing ???? Happy thanksgiving !! goobble goobble

  68. Amy says:

    I woke up at 6:30 :/

  69. Ren says:

    I woke up around 8:30 this morning. Thank goodness for the weekend!

  70. Lisa says:

    My skin care dilemma – Dry skin and acne – UGH. I take care of one, and the other goes to town on me. I am hating winter.

  71. Ambritt says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf it looks so fun and it’s a beautiful sport. But I’ve actually never even been to the beach so I’d probably have to do that first haha!

  72. Trude says:

    I slept in this morning and it was glorious. πŸ™‚ We’re still settling in here in Reno and I’m finally getting over a bad head cold so my energy is slowly coming back. Happy Saturday!

  73. Carol B says:

    I woke up around 9 AM but I swear I could’ve slept till noon!!!

  74. JXL (Alyse) says:

    I’m suffering from dry skin and spots lately. It’s this desert climate in SoCal :[

  75. Marilyn says:

    I’m still in bed & going to go back to sleep since I’m sick!

  76. nicolthepickle says:

    I got up at 6:30.
    That’s funny to see someone just grocery shopping. COOL.

  77. bearby says:

    I would never miss wearing eyeliner even I am not wearing foundation.

  78. Bradshaw says:

    Karen, can you talk about how to store and organizer all your makeup?

  79. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Surfboards!!πŸ„ I grew up on Lake Michigan & we actually surfed the small waves. It’s funny though, as my hometown is known as where snowboarding (& Burton snowboards) started…
    Give me a beach & water anyday though!!

  80. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen does droopy eyelids count as a dilemma? As I age my Asian mono lids get droopier. I try to rectify that by putting my lid eyeshadow above my crease line. Lol!

  81. Dawn says:

    Got up around 745 today!

  82. Jenn says:

    Snowboard over surfboard for me!

  83. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    My current skincare dilemmas is finding the best primer, foundation and concealer for oily skin that provide adequate coverage but that doesn’t feel like tons of makeup on my skin. That’s not asking much is it!!!

  84. Mary W says:

    I live in the deep south where it is in the 80’s and very humid. I have to mow my lawn this week – that’s how warm it is! Still waiting on a real cold front to visit. Great tourist weather so come on down!

  85. Got up at 6:10 am. My daughter doesn’t care about the weekend, she is always on time.
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  86. Larissa says:

    skin dilemas at the moment are uneven skintone and undereye bags and circles, i think i need to detox or something, lol! wish i could walk around bare faced all the time but i canΒ΄t leave the house without at least concealer and powder :/

  87. Cindy says:

    Woke up at 7:30. Only because the plumber was supposed to come early. Ugh.

  88. Aida says:

    Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! xox

  89. Elizabeth Natividad says:

    Def surfboard..I just don’t handle cold very well!

  90. Lucinda says:

    How do you get Tabs to stay still for photos? Logan (my male cat – though he acts like it’s me that belongs to him and not the other way around) won’t give me the time of day for a decent snap.
    Oh we should really never go to bed with makeup on. Pores need that relief πŸ™‚

  91. Kara says:

    I woke up at 8:00 today.

  92. Liz says:


  93. Angie says:

    Surfboard all the way! I got up at 430am today, got to be at work at 6am. My current skin concern is age spots…I’m trying to lighten then with peels/lightening serums. I just started using murad products. Hopefully I see results!

  94. Littlefrenchy says:

    a make up rule that should NOT be broken : use a fondation which match your skin tone. And more important : NEVER put bronzer all over your face. When I see people who look orange, I am either feeling sorry for them, or just LOL.

  95. Lulubelle says:

    Ugh, my sleep pattern is totally out of whack lately. I woke up at 3 am totally alert, and who wants to get up then? I used to be such a solid sleeper, I miss it!

  96. Jessie C. says:

    My father is the most optimistic person I know.

  97. elena says:

    My little baby woke me up at 7.20 this morning with the cutest smile!!! Love her so much!
    Have a nice Sunday!

  98. Crystal says:

    My alarm clocks, a.k.a. kids, woke up the same time as they do every day, 6:30. But I’m a morning person anyway so it works. I just picked up Dior’s Lip Glow today because the sample I tried out was pretty darn awesome. It’s a lot for a lip balm but it does wonderful things for my lips like making them pink, full, and smooth!

  99. Patti says:

    So excited to get my Tartelette 2 palette in the mail!

  100. Ashley aimi says:

    It is 224 and I am still laying in bed oops haha

  101. judyo says:

    i got up at 2am, read for an hour, went back to sleep, woke at 7am to a dog barking and SLEET AND SNOW

    thanks for this chance; there are some new mac lipsticks i am dying to have

  102. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    Surfboard, I hate cold weather! I got up at 5am this morning. πŸ™

  103. Kris says:

    Skiing was my favorite activity growing uo. The slope was just blocks from my house and we lived there as soon as school was done for the day and weekends.

  104. Nicole O. says:

    ––––––––– dryness is my current skincare dilemma .

    currently on the hunt for a good moisturizer .

  105. Desiree says:

    Thanks for the chance to win !!
    I woke up at 6:15 this am which is usual with twin toddlers.
    I plan on working tonight and going to church tomorrow! No big plans πŸ™‚

    Thank you!!

  106. FIONA says:

    GIRL, let me tell you. I have been having very dry skin lately (surprise) combined with rampant acne. The spot treatments I use for acne worsen my dry patches, and my moisturizers (even oil free!) irritate my acne. I need a good skincare switchup. Thanks again for the giveaways!

  107. Melissa Hays says:

    I went on a retreat to a B&B with coworkers once. We had a good time but the leader was completely unprepared

  108. Lauren says:

    Fun story!! You could be pushing strollers around Vancouver together!!

    Every Saturday lately I’ve been up at 4am when the upstairs neighbors come home drunk. They sound like a drunk marching band!! Grrr

  109. Pamela Haddad says:

    Still in the hospital with my hubby. Glad he is feeling SO much better. And that they caught it before an attack. Whew!! He’s resting while I check out your blog for a fun distraction. So, thanks!

  110. Alexis Hara says:

    Snowboarding! Since I live in a cold climate. Love that story, sounds like she was just having a typical mom day.

  111. Kathy T says:

    I got up around 10:15 AM today!

  112. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday

    A makeup rule that should never be broken is “Always drink water”.

  113. Aarti says:

    With the changing weather, my face has been feeling really dry. I just got a sample of the Josie Maran argan oil and am planning to add a drop to my normal moisturizer in hopes of boosting it up without making me feel greasy. Fingers crossed!

  114. Rachel R. says:

    Hello! This weekend we’re cleaning house and grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. My hubby took a few days of vacation, so he’ll have the whole week of Thanksgiving off. He’s been working long hours, so the kids and I are really looking forward to having him to ourselves.

    I’m hoping to dye my hair this weekend as well. My roots are way too long. It scares me whenever I see them, because each time there’s more gray.

  115. Carolyn says:

    Yes! I’m in my early 30s but still have acne and of course am trying to prevent aging. I’m trying to combat it by using retinol as well as AHAs and glycolic acid. Thanks for running this, Karen!

  116. anusha says:

    Getting addicted to makeup nowadays.. trying to curb it by shopping my stash.. πŸ™‚
    Makeup rules! Makeup has no rules! Get it? :-p lol.. that was me being crazy at 2:20am.. have a happy weekend.. πŸ™‚

  117. Nicole says:

    I’ve been dealing with cystic acne recently. Hoping it goes away soon!

  118. Linda says:

    Skincare dilemma? Yeeessh, got a zit this morning. How I hate it!

  119. Ashley Spaustat says:

    Snowboarding! And oh my gosh thank you for a chance to win!! πŸ™‚

  120. karleena says:

    i had to wake up at 6:15 this morning πŸ™

  121. Danielle says:

    Tonight is my Jessica Jones marathon!

  122. Emily C says:

    Weekends mean sleeping in! 10:30 get up time for me!

  123. Jill says:

    Yay for lazy weekends!

  124. KV says:

    My Mom is the most optimistic person I know because she always looks for the positive in any situation.

  125. Susan Parker says:

    The most optimistic person I know is my son.

  126. Christina says:

    I got up at 11 this morning! ^_^

  127. Georgia L says:

    I’ve been having a yucky,migrainey day,so didn’t get out of bed til 3pm xP Opps.

  128. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  129. Aviva says:

    I think there isn’t a makeup rule that can’t be broken!

  130. Sarah W says:

    My ongoing skincare dilemma is that my skin is prone, to being dry, irritated, AND breaking out right now. I honestly miss when it was just oily. I have a routine right now that works, but it takes sooo long and sometimes I just want to fall in bed at night…I wish I could devise something simpler

  131. TrippyPixie says:

    I woke up around 8:00 AM because I had to see how much snow there was outside. There wasn’t enough to shovel then, but I definitely will have to tonight. Ugh.

  132. ADONNA says:

    Hi Karen hope all is well, wanted to let you know that I watched Jessica Jones on Netflix last night, loved it gonna watch more later.

  133. Nataya A says:

    I don’t know if eye cream would make more bumps around my eyes or not but I the skin around gets too dry by the cold wind and weather. Dilema.

    Today there is Comic Conference. I saw Spiderman wearing sneakers in Underground Station. πŸ™‚

  134. Rene Groyer says:

    My beauty dilemma is sunblock.I just cannot stand this stuff and it makes me hot and sweat but then those UVA and UVB rays are so aging and damaging to the skin,what do I do-avoid going out in the day and only at night ?Well I cant wake up in the morning anyway because of my upside down body clock from working years as a musician,so this could be the only solution.

  135. Alexis says:

    Skincare dilemma? I would love to figure out how to make my period STOP breaking me out! It’s kind-of driving me crazy. I feel like, after having 2 kids, maybe I should get a break from hormonal acne already, lol :). At least I’m helping to keep Sephora in business with all of the things I’ve been trying.

  136. wina says:

    I like to sleep in during the weekends

  137. Lisa says:

    Paddle board! I’m working my way up to surfing.πŸ˜ƒ

  138. Alona Y says:

    I have an ongoing skincare dilemma with breakouts, ever since I had my first baby two years ago it’s like I’m a teenager again. C’mon hormones, work it out!

  139. Sandy P says:

    Sleep?? Nope!! Have literally had a headache for a week. Under the care of my doctor who gave me a shot on Thursday. Refilled my asthma meds as I am also wheezing 😑 And called in a steroid pack for me yesterday. Now I am nauseous and just bit into a cracker…..and part of my inlay on my back molar came off. Yep!!! Want. To. Cry.

  140. BlackAsphodel says:

    A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken? Take it off before you got to bed. Thoroughly. With a good cleanser. And don’t forget to moisturize.

  141. Teresa M. says:

    I woke up at 12:00 p.m today I could not believe it!! I haven’t woken up at that time since I don’t even know when! I had an extra stress full week in school so I guess my body was playing catch up πŸ™‚

  142. Aury says:

    Skincare dilemmas! Ugh, yes, I’ve been having them. I’ve even given up on foundation in an attempt to slow down acne. (Most of them contain sodium chloride and other pore-clogging ingredients (!!!), which means instant acne for my sensitive skin.) Even without it, my skin is still acting up, so I’m looking at my cleanser. Philosophy’s Purity has been the least pore-clogging for me, but since it’s the only thing I’ve been using lately, I’m thinking I’m gonna need to start hunting again. Why is skin so difficult? ):

  143. Krystle says:

    My firm has a retreat once a year. Some are better than others!

  144. Kayla Han says:

    Thanksgiving is only next week and i cannot wait! Going to be fun with the family!

  145. Becky says:

    Zits. Zitty zit zits. Oh how I hate them!

    SNOWBOARDING. Apres-ski is my fave thing. Helloooooooooo vin chaud! X

  146. Julie P. says:

    Woke up at 7:37 this morning!

  147. Quimerula says:


  148. Susan T. says:

    My current skincare dilemma is that my cheeks are red, dry and flaky but somehow my forehead is super shiny! I have to use totally different products for each region of my face and it is just too much work! Lol!

  149. BJW says:

    I woke at about 8:20 this morning.

  150. MonicaP says:

    Not doing much this weekend .. made lunch for my husband’s sailing crew as there is a regatta today and scrubbed 1/2 of the kitchen floor (whoo hoo) – yup, doesn’t get any better than that .. lol.


    PS: Me thinks it’s time for a Starbucks run !!

  151. Alice says:

    6:45am. Oh the joys of working from home with a toddler.

  152. Claudia Davis says:

    I got up at 10:10 to my mom visiting me and bringing me breakfast. Awesome.

  153. Elaina G says:

    I got up at 6am to work overtime today!

  154. Sara says:

    I woke at 9. So nice to sleep in on weekends.

  155. Sarah Sq. says:

    I didn’t wake up until 12:30 today haha.

  156. Terri says:

    I’m at a conference and had an 8:00 am session, so I was up by 6:30.

  157. Nlm8 says:

    Current skincare dilemma- dry, blotchy skin! Eek! Trying a few different things that aren’t working πŸ™ suggestions??

  158. Ang says:

    Always blending foundation down the neck and matching your shade! Also not using bronzer to contour and doing so much of it that you look like a drag queen.

  159. latanya says:

    yes, I have gone on a retreat with my coworkers and it was pretty fun

  160. Bruna says:

    I woke up at 8 with the sound of rain.

  161. Robyn says:

    So… Just caught up with the latest winter finale of #Scandal. And I am devastated to say the least….. How can she? I mean, cmon it’s Fitz!!!!!!!! 😭 Olivia has changed and I’m not sure who exactly she has become….. I’m just hoping she wakes up and starts being the real Olivia Pope soon.

  162. Lizzie says:

    Surfboard! I love summer and the beach

  163. Doreena says:

    Anyone try this REVLON NEW UNIQ ONE COCONUT SPRAY 10 IN 1 HAIR TREATMENT? If so reviews?

  164. Lisa Fisher says:

    Surfboard! I hate the cold!

  165. Maddie says:

    I’m having an issue lately with pimples on my chin. Am I ever going to outgrow adult acne? Ugh!

  166. Kim Tanti says:

    I can sympithize with getting up with the baby. I had 2 that were colic babies. There will come a time when you don`t have to live your life for them but you will miss it so much that your arms will hurt when you think of holding them again. They are such a blessing.

  167. Katie says:

    I woke up at 10AM this morning. Love Saturdays!

  168. ann b says:

    Just got back from my annual staff retreat. not fun. at. all.

  169. Sienna says:

    I can’t wait to watch Jessica Jones!

  170. Oli says:

    I woke up at 11:00am this morning.

  171. Teresa says:

    Acne acne acne! πŸ™

  172. Leslie B says:

    love this contest

  173. Lesley says:

    Planned to get up at 8; woke up at 7:30 and lazed in bed until 7:45.

  174. Debora covasa says:

    A makeup rule that must not be broken: to wear foundation in a shade darker than your skin tone. – never! My opinion.

  175. bin du says:

    what a cool story! I definitely need to check out jessica jones!

  176. Mai says:

    I am just starting to delve into the world of makeup, owning a few drugstore lipsticks (like the Revlon Matte Balms which I love, although I’m using my L’oreal Color Riche Matte Liquid Lipstick in 102 more lately) and mascaras. I thought that’s the only thing I really NEED (well maybe.) But, I saw the latest Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune line and I’m obsessed! I purchased an eyeshadow palette that I really didn’t think I could pull off and now, I’M INTO IT OMG (^o^)/

    I’m waiting for next month to come to purchase from the Sephora online shop since they deliver to Japan (YAY!) and justify my purchases as birthday gifts for myself XD I’d grab the BITE Beauty Discovery Set if they’re still in stock and the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve (Because even if I love my peachy nude L’oreal Liquid Lipstick right now, they transfer like crazy)

    Hope you have a nice day! (and definitely snowboarding for me.)

  177. inspersia says:

    surfboarding over snowboarding anyday!

  178. Dustin Smith says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas! I love holiday music as well. What a wonderful time of year

  179. I got up at 6 a.m. today. Totally early for the weekend, but I just moved to a new house and have a lot to do with unpacking.
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  180. Kecia S. says:

    My eyes popped open at 6:56 this morning. I got up, went to the bathroom, got back in the bed, turned on the TV and watched “Saved by the Bell” until 8:30.

  181. Anna says:

    I woke up at 8am to get to a craft show today!

  182. Jen says:

    It was such a long day today! And there was a lot of snow. But my boyfriend and I signed the lease for our new place. We move in January and we’re both excited. I love my apartment now, but this one is extra cool and in a great location!
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  183. Lilly says:

    My kitchen sink is clogged πŸ™

  184. Jennifer says:

    This morning was 7:00 to let the puppy out!

  185. Lori P says:

    I got up at 5:30am, had to work today. I am now officially exhausted.

  186. Amber Y says:

    I am actually in the midst of a Jessica Jones marathon right now! I’ve been spending the weekend watching the show and eating Indian food.

  187. sonia says:

    Have you ever gone on a retreat with your coworkers? How was it? no i havent but would love to do it one day!!!

    A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken? always always use a primer to make sure your makeup doesnt melt!!

    Snowboard or surfboard? always surfboard!!!
    Love the summer months!!

    What time did you get up this morning? 7 am

    Who’s the most optimistic person you know? my friend Jasmine…always smiling no matter what!!

    Do you have any current skincare dilemmas? I have pimples and bad skin πŸ™ Need to take care of wrinkles and everything else!!

  188. sarah says:

    I went on a work retreat once. It was the worst! There is nothing worse than having to spend a weekend with people you already spend 8+ hours a day with 5 days a week.

  189. Tania G says:

    We have a human alarm that wakes us up around 5:30 every morning. Even on the weekends, can you believe it? LOL Can’t wait until I can sleep in until 7am.

  190. Sanam says:

    The most optimistic person I know is an old coworker named Beth. She’s always bright as sunshine!

  191. We’re finally making progress on new baby’s room, hopefully get the crib together tomorrow. With the second baby, I feel like you get less help and you feel less urgency, haha. But at 37 weeks, gotta admit things could happen at any time. πŸ™‚
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Sephora Sale Haul – November 2015

  192. C says:

    Skincare rule that should never be broken – never go to bed without washing your face! Or at least using a wipe to remove makeup

  193. Brian says:

    I am currently breaking out alot around my chin and forehead πŸ™ Probably due to stress from school.

  194. Jamie says:

    I actually woke up early today because I was desperately craving McDonalds breakfast. Got some sausage biscuits and hashbrowns!

  195. brenda disimone says:

    I love zoya 3 in 1 nail polish remover it doesnt harm my nail beds like other removers and smell better

  196. Amy Z. says:

    McDonald’s breakfast is my guilty pleasure.

  197. bilqees bano says:

    The most optimistic person I know is my elder brother πŸ™‚

  198. Leah says:

    Makeup rule that shouldn’t be broken….hmmmm…I think foundation should always match (or come very close) to matching your skin tone. I can’t think of a time that mismatched foundation would ever look good.

  199. Cassidy Harmon says:

    Skin dilemma = winter dry skin!

  200. Cassie says:

    I woke up at noon today. No regrets.

  201. Anne Tran says:

    I woke up at 12 in the afternoon today.. but I stayed in bed to read until 1PM (which is normal on the weekends for me -____-“). I’m stuck at home writing two papers due on Thursday and Friday and I’m studying for a pathology/pharmacology test I have on Wednesday. It’s going to be a loooong week (like most weeks). I’m in need of a vacation!

  202. CL says:

    Never been on any kind of retreat, but I have gone on a few CPE trips with coworkers. They were rather stressful and exhausting. At least I got to see Ben Franklin’s gravesite and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, a city I might never have seen otherwise.

  203. Denise S says:

    This morning I woke up at 6 a.m. I hate it when I wake up early and can’t fall back to sleep on a non-work day.

  204. mrsshukra says:

    Got up at 7:45 this morning!

  205. em says:

    I went to a wine tour and we all stayed overnight. oh the things I’ve learned about my co-workers lolol

  206. Monica says:

    So ready for things to be better.

  207. Roz says:

    Never go to bed with makeup on.

  208. Isabella says:

    Finding a good moisturizer heavy enough for my dry skin that doesn’t break me out is quiet hard

  209. Clemence says:

    I got up at 8:30- not too shabby for a Saturday!

  210. Selyna Shong says:

    There are so many awesome Black Friday and Cyber day beauty deals that I am anxiously keeping my eyes on!!

  211. Shannon M says:

    I’d take surfing over snowboarding any day. I hate to be cold!

  212. Aimen Abbasi says:

    Skincare dilemma? … The fact that I’m 20 and have deep forehead wrinkles 😭😭 what how?! And how do I get rid of them !

  213. Emily says:

    Maybelline’s Lash Sensational is seriously giving it to me.

  214. Melissa says:

    Karen, I’m not sure you’ll read this since you get so many responses, but how heavy is the larger bkr water bottle when full? I want one, but I’ll be using it at work and I’m wondering if it’s too heavy to tote around.

  215. Analy Rodriguez says:

    The skincare dilemma of the moment would be investing in a good (expensive) eye cream for the under eye dark circles.

  216. Nikki says:

    My new job is great, but I’m totally breaking out from the stress of transitions! On the plus side, I have a wonderful purring kitty on my chest as I type this :-3

  217. Annie says:

    Jessica Jones is so good so far. I’ll probably spend all day tomorrow watching more.

  218. Ipshita says:

    Can’t wait to go home for Thanksgiving!

  219. MelodyJ says:

    My skincare dilemma is being able to buy all the products I need for my many skincare issues.

  220. jc327 says:

    I got up at 5:30 am way too early.

  221. Andrea Torres says:

    Today I woke up at 8 am.

  222. Kiki Mac says:

    A makeup rule I don’t break lipliner darker than the stick color.

  223. Donna W. says:

    Today while walking my dogs, they saw a loose dog and lunged for it making me fall hard on the pavement. I have a very bruised bottom and a scraped elbow. Ouch!

  224. nikki says:

    Skin dilemma. Well, I’m getting started on Retinol. Big concerns : THE FIRST FROWN LINES!! The flaking of my skin due to retinol use is freaking me out. Tabs can relate to my problem, it’s like “the big spring shedding”! πŸ™‚

  225. Tori says:

    Current skincare woe, far worse than a dilemma, is the resurfacing of cystic acne πŸ™ soo painful and I’m struggling to kill it without drying the rest of my skin in the wintry weather!

  226. Julie Murphy says:

    I get up whenever right now.

  227. Rachel H says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog at 2am…it’s now 3:25am and I’m finding every holiday product line that I was interested in seeing…you ROCK πŸ™‚

  228. Arvie M says:

    I woke up at 9am today to get ready to go to work as a server… I left my house at 10, and I didn’t get home until 12am :'(. LOL It’s a hard life, but I have to fund my makeup and beauty addiction somehow!

  229. Gina B.i says:

    When I was a drug abuse counselor, we went on lots of retreats – my favorite was a trust building one. I fell from a 5ft tower (or was it 10 ft?) into my coworkers arms. It was really cool. Only two of us did the higher tower.
    I’m an early riser, usually 4:00 a.m. I just wake up. Jeeze I wish I’d win…. I need so much stuff!!! I’m going to win one of these days!!!
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  230. ChloΓ© J. says:

    The most optimistic person I know is my best friend. She always find positive in every situation, and try to make me see it. I’m thankful for that!

  231. Cory says:

    Ahhhh Vancouver…. I have such fond memories of my Vancouver trip. It’s a really beautiful drive from Mendocino County all the way up. Good times. 10yrs ago, but still still good times lol!
    Maybe I’ll throw a longer visit on my bucket list… Thanks, Karen! You always give me good ideas!

  232. Janet Shepherd says:

    Ooh I’m hanging out to see Jessica Jones! I love sci-fi, and David Tennant, so I reckon I’ll enjoy it. It may take me awhile to get used to seeing David Tennant as a bad guy though!

    Sounds like your Baby Girl is a night owl! Hope she keeps the party low-key tonight so you can get some rest 😊

  233. Amy Q says:

    One rule that should never be broken… Clean your makeup brushes!!!

  234. Hi Karen! We just got back from Belgium last night and we came home to a nice big fat carpet of snow, yaaaaay! So I’m in good spirits.
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  235. Eva Novo says:

    I think it’s so cool you saw a star but were able to leave them alone in their personal time. She probably appreciated it too. I’m gonna check out Jessica Jones tonight.

  236. Bertha says:

    I got up at 6:30 this morning for work!

  237. Rena says:

    My dad is the most optimistic person I know. No matter what happens, he always has a smile on his face and looks fir the good even in the darkest of nights

  238. taylor burkhardt-beckley says:


  239. Lena says:

    I got ap at 7 AM

  240. Elizabeth R says:

    Surfboard, I’m going to Hawaii and think it will be fun to try surfing!

  241. Farid says:

    I always woke up around 6 am…it kinda ruins my complexion due to the lack of sleep

  242. RM says:

    skincare delimma: melasma. it’s never ending. lots of sunscreen and chemical peels.

  243. Lesia says:

    I have always loved staff retreats! They are a great way for you to bond with your co-workers. I have had a wonderful experience at each one that i have ever attended.

  244. Lisa Foster says:

    I got up at 5:30 a.m. today, I get up at that time every day even on my days off. My dog Lucas jumps up in the bed to wake me up at 5:30 every day, but I don’t mind because I like getting up early.

  245. DanaJae says:

    Good morning! I am tired today too. My brother got me hooked on Dexter so we marathoned that all night.

  246. Rhoda K says:

    My husband is the most optimistic, positive person I know.

  247. well – makeup is fun … but find your own look and perfectionate that one … saves time in the morning, money on the long run and people will say you have style and are beautiful … but don’t forget to be true to yourself everday.

    … wash your face !!! and don’t overdo creams πŸ™‚ … If I would win – this would be my very first trip to Sephora (online) and a german girl would be really happy xoxo

  248. Shanna says:

    Snowboarding here in Minnesota =D

  249. annalisa says:

    I woke up just now (10:00am) =)

  250. AmyBS says:

    This weekend my co-workers and I did an “escape room” – basically a puzzle game where you get locked a room and have to solve clues to escape. It was so fun! But we did not escape, haha

  251. Edis Zukić says:

    Surfboarding is what I would like to try, I love see and all fun it can provide. I waked up in 5 am third day in row, apparently forgot to turn of alarm again and than slept to 8 am. Not many optimistic person here, so that is hard question, maybe my uncle.

  252. Coline T. says:

    Make up rule that should never be broken? Systematically cleanse the skin!

  253. Anastassia says:

    My daughter woke us up at 7:00. She is so vivid and doesn’t rest at all during day and doesn’t let us rest too for a minute.

  254. buckycatt says:

    K & T – I know all the blogs are rocking Nars Audacious Liv & Ingrid this season. Personally, I’m adoring Bette! To me it is like a more intense version of my fav MAC shade Odyssey! Hoping to buy UDK Gwen soon!!! Have a wonderful week.

  255. Maribel D. says:

    My skin dilemma at the moment is these dark spots I’m getting and which are getting darker. My mom has the same problem but her dark spots got bigger and darker the older she got, I’m hoping mine don’t. Please help

  256. Nathalia says:

    My main skincare dilemma: finding a good moisturizer for my oily but extremely dehydrated skin!

  257. denay says:

    Woke up early then went back to back to bed! Love the weekends !

  258. Krizzie says:

    Makeup rule… Hmmm. Blend, blend, blend. I always inwardly (or sometimes outwardly) cringe at harsh “smoky” eyeshadow lines, obvious concealing, mask-like foundations (that are sometimes mismatched). Blegh.

  259. Amanda says:

    I am currently debating whether or not I need the UD Gwen Stefani pallette!

  260. Sherry says:

    Believe it or not, I’m more optimistic than all my friends and family!! Who knew?? On another note, I’ve always wanted to try surfing, even though I’m the worst swimmer ever. If I could take lessons from my favorite singer, Chris Isaak, that would be a dream come true. I heard he is a fabulous surfer. I feel the same way about him, as you do for Ryan Gosling, Karen!! LOL!!

  261. dana says:

    everybody does mistakes when applying makeup, nobody perfects it. there’s a few rules that I think should never be broken. 1-when filling your eyebrows dont start from the beginning, start parallel to the side of your nose.
    2-when you do makeup, always balance the look, if you have black smokey eyes that are so vibrant and just bam always balance it with a nude or baby pink lip color and vice versa.
    there’s more but those mistakes are the most the most common ones here where i live.

  262. Sarah says:

    I woke up at 7 am this morning. I am debating going grocery shopping later today, or waiting for the weekeday to do it.

  263. deena becker says:

    going to a funeral :((

  264. Illy Junus says:

    I always wake up around 6.30am,no matter what

  265. Nicole says:

    I woke up at 7:30 this morning and then laid in bed for another half hour, not wanting to leave the warmth of my bed.

  266. Lisa says:

    I woke up at 8:30 am..slept in because of the weekend!

  267. Elena says:

    I took vacation this week so I have no real solid plans. I will say I did something super unique though-I went and got a custom foundation made on the spot from Lancome. Only 2 places in the country/world are doing it right now and hopefully if it is successful it will expand. It was so awesome!

    My only major skincare dilemma is that my hands are super dry! And my elbows! I Need to do a better job applying lotion every day because this weather is drying me out!

  268. Lynda says:

    it’s sunny in socal doesn’t feel like fall/winter!

  269. Alexandra says:

    I woke up at 11am today BUT I didn’t leave my bed until 2pm πŸ˜› Sunday mornings are the best!

  270. 1. I’ve never done a work retreat (reporters aren’t really a retreating bunch.) But I’m jealous of people that do!
    2. Bronzer is for contours, not cheeks!
    3. Surfboard! I started taking lessons a few years ago and I love it.
    4. 7:23 a.m.
    5. My best friend is super optimistic. She’s also a nurse, so she chose the right profession for her temperament.
    6. It’s officially deep fall, so, dry skin and chapped lips!

  271. Jules says:

    I woke up at 6:35 because a cute little furball was bouncing on my head. I got a new kitten! Why can’t I attach pictures to my comments? He’s a ragdoll and his name is Jellyroll. He is the most adorable kitty ever, next to your kitty, or course!

  272. jules m. says:

    that is so cool you saw carrie ann moss! I once saw Ralph Fiennes at Heathrow and he looked right at us! LOL

  273. Karen says:

    I’ve been on several retreats with co-workers and had a lot of fun. We really got a chance to learn who we are outside of work…..and had some great margaritas too!

  274. Erin says:

    This weekend has been a bit of travesty. The net has been up and down, my husband is working, and I’m just feeling BLAH!

    As for getting up today… Yikes. Once at 4 to help the husband get ready for work, 5:30 when he came home to change into “business casual” and needed help with wardrobe, 7 to feed the dog, and 8:45 when I gave up. Then I see my husband drank all the coffee, and we have no more! At least the net is up so I can read blogs and make a post of my own!
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  275. Monica says:

    My current skin dilemma is black heads on my nose! Can never seem to get rid of them

  276. tammy says:

    I love the picture of the cat. I pinned her on pinterest to my collection of other cats

  277. Kalli Melis says:

    I woke up today at 730, no idea why….

  278. Icequeen81 says:

    What time did you get up this morning?

    6: 30 mi natural wake up call I had to pee

    I just decorate our home for christmas , I think I need more stuff hopefully I will find something

  279. Connie says:

    Up at 5:00 a.m. Usually at the gym at that hour during the week.

  280. Susan Christy says:

    Got up at 6:30 to let the dogs out. It was our first cold morning of the season – 26 degrees, so they weren’t out long! Went back to bed and got up for good at 9:00.

  281. Rachel says:

    That’s one COOL Kitty ROCKIN the SEPHORA necklace!!!😻

  282. Nika says:

    I have so much redness around my nose, it’s insane! Happy Sunday Karen!

  283. Marisa says:

    Snowboard for sure! I got up at 7:30am this morning- I have a 3mo. old puppy, and she keeps me on a schedule πŸ™‚

  284. Piroska says:

    I definitely think snowboarding is cool. I wish I was younger, and I’d probably try it. Now, I’m pretty sure I’d break some bones. LOL.

  285. Gina M says:

    I got up at 5:01 this morning! I am an earlybird…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  286. Xuxu says:

    it hasn’t been the best of my weekends this weekend. I have received the refusal of a ideal future job on Saturday afternoon:( But I have been making great dinners these few days. Also waking up early around 8 every day in weekend isn’t that bad actually πŸ˜€

  287. Doreena says:

    Why can I never see my comment?

  288. Whitney says:

    I got up at 9:30, it was amazing.

  289. Emily says:

    My current skincare dilema mainly involves freaking out that I’m giving myself wrinkles. This means I’m just being extra careful about sunscreen (but still not enough) and trying a multi-step night skin care process. I’m really enjoying that part! And using up all my samples from Sephora.

  290. Nikolina says:

    Snowboard or surfboard? No board for me! lol

  291. Tammy says:

    My acne is blowing up my face at the moment. Now that I’m 30, I don’t get breakouts as often, but when they come, they are really deep and painful. I just started using a retinol serum to help it, and also prevent wrinkles.

  292. Shannon S. says:

    I really love Christmas but not the shopping, why is everyone so mean this time of year?

  293. Rayshawn says:

    I just love the holiday seasons

  294. christine says:

    I think if anyone loves a particular makeup style, they should do it even if its not in trend. That’s the freedom of makeup after all!

  295. Deanna says:


  296. Efrain says:

    Don’t pluck your brows, only give them some shape.

  297. Emily says:

    Current skincare dilemma: Should I try oil cleansing? My blackheads/sebaceous filaments are getting out of control but I’m worried of messing my skin up more.

  298. Yolanda C. says:

    I’ve had pretty clear skin up until this year (i’m 28). I’ve always had a pimple here and there but it would always clear up and go away without a scar. These days I seem to be getting cystic acne on my cheeks. The pimples will go away but now they leave scars! My brother said it looked like I had the little dipper constellation on my right cheek πŸ™ Wondering what has changed? Gotta see a dermatologist ASAP! Any who hope you have a good weekend!

  299. Fran says:

    It’s not really a dilemma, but I would just love to find a 100% mineral sunscreen SPF 30 or greater that works really well under makeup and gives me (or at least doesn’t interfere with) the glow-y finish I like. I love Paula’s Choice Resist Super Light Daily Defense SPF 30, but it has a matte finish that affects the makeup I apply over it (love it for my neck/decolletage, however). I’ve got some Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30 (ouch! on the price — I used a 20% off coupon) to try, but and it doesn’t have that matte look, but it doesn’t seem to really sink into my skin, either, for the foundation to go on top — I’m going to try stippling foundation over it with a Beauty Blender.

  300. Carol M. says:

    Had to wake up early this morning to feed the cat that somebody dropped off.

  301. Jun says:

    A makeup rule that should NOT be broken is: there are no rules in makeup! That’s why I like it! Cheers…to makeup! : )

  302. Wayne says:

    I need ice cream. πŸ™‚

  303. gabby says:

    My kids are on Thanksgiving break and I’m still up before 6 am. Arrgghhhh!!!!!

  304. Sylvia says:

    The latest I ever sleep is 7:00, I’m usually up before 5:00 during the week.

  305. Marcia says:

    I wanted to get up at 7:00 AM, but my cat decided it should be 6:10 AM!

  306. Carolyn says:

    My current skincare dilemma is very dry (and sensitive) skin! Winter has just started here and my normal moisturisers are just not keeping up.. I have a tough time finding products my skin does not react to, but really need to find something else.

    • Tara Gauthier says:

      Try coconut oil..It’s my go to for my families dry and sensitive skin. All except my husband who is allergic to it. Glaxal base is really good too as it is just that a base cream without all the added extra stuff that can cause allergic reactions and it’s thick!

  307. Ciara Murphy says:

    Snowboard for sure! I’d love to do it one year as a holiday with family πŸ™‚
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  308. Rina says:

    Got up at 8 and had a lazy day.

  309. angela says:

    Acne and pitted acne scarring πŸ™

  310. Megan Denholm says:

    I woke up at 5am today! Working at a bakery = early mornings!

  311. Marcia says:

    Surfboard, no. Snowboard, no. Cutting board, yes. πŸ™‚

  312. Shelley says:

    I don’t think there are very many makeup rules that shouldn’t be broken. The main one for me personally would be to match my foundation to my actual skin tone. I hear some women say that they can warm up a foundation by adding bronzer or adjust in some other way but on me it always looks just plain weird.

  313. jessica says:

    I just want to say that is a stunning pic of Tabs!!
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  314. christina p says:

    Dry skin season is here! πŸ™ I am trying a ton of new lotions but no luck. I am also trying to drink more water. Hope to find relief soon!

  315. Kirsten says:

    A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken?

    I’m a pretty firm believer that if something is not listed as eye safe, you shouldn’t use it on your eyes, but that may come from many years of contact wearing. I know lots of people who’d stick their contacts in their mouth, if they didn’t have saline, but I could never even bring myself to do that.

  316. Maryna says:

    Ilove Sephora!!! I always sign in when see prize Sephora gift card!!!!

  317. Vincent says:

    My skin feels smooth, but I still have a bunch of hyperpigmentation I need to take care of! So annoying!! If anyone knows any good products for hyperpigmentation, please let me know

  318. Olivia M says:

    Always use primer!! Never break that rule.. especially when it comes to eye primer.

  319. Natalie says:

    Believe it or not I usually get up between 4:45 and 5 am each morning. I like to work out before work.

  320. Amanda says:

    Always wash brushes!!! I used to not wash my brushes as frequently as I should have, and now that I do, I notice such a difference! Application is smoother, my brushes last longer, and I think my skin is noticeably better as a result. We forget about all the bacteria lurking among the hairs of our brushes and how we can spread them and ruin very nice makeup not to mention our precious skin!

  321. Jordi says:

    I was awake at 7:06 this morning, which I only know because my 5-year-old announced it as he bounded into our room to let us know that he stayed asleep past the sixes.

  322. Cathy says:

    The one make-up rule that should never be broken is never go to bed with your make-up on! Always wash it off no matter what! That and always brush your teeth before bed Lol..my husband is the most optimistic person I know.

  323. amy says:

    My skin is so dehydrated all the time and with the heater on it’s not helping. I need to step up my skincare game!

  324. Meghan says:

    I got up around 10am today, same as yesterday, but I went to bed much later last night than the night before and will need a good catch up sleep tonight! πŸ˜›

  325. Deb says:

    My skin dilemma…dry hands in the winter. I hate the feeling of lotion on my hands and I wash them often so, it’s a battle to keep them from drying out!

  326. Swati says:

    My skin dilemma is breaking out when I’m stressed with work!

  327. Lisa C says:

    It’s funny when you bump into someone famous.. should I say something? Or just leave them alone? That happened to us when we were in GA visiting the Walking Dead location shoots. It was an off week, they weren’t filming so didn’t expect to see anyone. Well we were inside the Walking Dead store, just browsing around when my daughter saw Greg Nicotero in there! He’s one of the producers. She didn’t want to bug him, he was there with his family. He was real nice about it, she told him she knew he was there with his family so we didn’t want to bug him. Just wanted to know if she could have a picture taken with him. And he did, he said he appreciated the thought. He was really nice about it πŸ™‚

  328. Soo says:

    I really need a new blush!

  329. LizzyLovesSatan says:

    I’m so full of Curry ramen <3

  330. Melissa says:

    I woke up ungodly early at 7 am on a Sunday because of a work meeting πŸ™

    Not quite makeup, but having chipped nail polish is never acceptable! If you don’t have time to redo your manicure then take that mess off!

  331. Ms. Elise says:

    I got up at 7am this morning. It was just as miserable as it sounds.

  332. McWoo says:

    Current skin delimma — being in Nor Cal it would have to be the dry skin and my constant problem gigantic pores! I’ve trie many things and to this day I’ve just accepted that I have big pores. πŸ˜…

  333. jules says:

    I have PCOS so my battle with acne is ongoing. I love my tea tree oil for it, though.

  334. Rachel says:

    This weekend my boyfriend has a cold, which means we stayed inside the whole time and relaxed (fine by me), but this also meant that he needed to be taken care of and have every little detail fixed. I already call him Princess, but when he is sick it is like the sky is falling and everything. Plus, I don’t want him spreading germs around our place, which he uses as a double excuse to have things done for him. But he always takes care of me when I’m sick, so I guess it evens out.

  335. Essence Nuckolls says:

    I hope I win so I can go shopping

  336. Trinh says:

    Oh I feel you. When I was pregnant (both kids), between them kicking and me having to go to the bathroom every half hours…I slept like crap. At least try to enjoy laying in bed In the morning because you will not be able to do that anymore.

  337. Elizabeth says:

    A makeup rule that shouldn’t be broken is match your foundation properly and blend it well.

  338. Bonnie Clyne says:

    Hello–as I sit here, the sweet bunny that showed up in my yard after someone abandoned him (we’ve since caught him and brought him inside) is next to me on the couch, tugging on my belt loop, and my cat is stealing a pencil off the coffee table. Love my critters !

  339. Tracy Robertson says:

    I just came back from a few days in Vegas and my skin is a mess! I have a painful pimple on the side of my nose and irritation marks from where I’m all dried out above my mouth – even though I moisturized like crazy up there. The air is really dry! I’m glad that I live at sea level and my skin usually isn’t that bad.

  340. arwenita1 says:

    Makeup rule number one: Blend blend blend!

  341. bonnie says:

    I really want to say surf board, but i Just can’t seem to stay up on a surfboard. That is why I must go with snowboard!

  342. Kathy says:

    My skin gets oily in the t zone but also dry in winter it’s difficult to find the right product to use for both issues

  343. Lorraine says:

    Skincare issues: age spots, fine lines

  344. Nikki says:

    A makeup rule that cannot be broken? Wear a foundation shade that matches your neck. Always and always!!

  345. Jessica says:

    I started watching Jessica Jones too! I’m going to try and space it out and not do a marathon so I can enjoy it longer.

    “A makeup rule that you think should NOT be broken?”
    Is “Don’t poke your eye out” a rule? Cause it should be. Don’t break that rule. Don’t poke out your eye.

  346. Lan Nguyen says:

    I would say my mom is the most wonderful and the most positive women in the world. She is good at managing her business. She is good at taking care of her children and now her grand children. As I am passionate in beauty, I would love to do her make up or her hair so that she always looks beautiful(I leave away from home). My mom the women I love.

  347. Sara munIz says:

    I got up at 5:30 a.m. the child wanted the Tate

  348. Maren says:

    All beauty rules can be broken. I love this from Tina Fey:
    β€œIf you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”
    Maren recently posted … How Syrian Refugees Can Help America

  349. Kim says:

    Makeup rule that should never be broken: less is more so keep it simple and you’ll get a long way

  350. shanna says:

    I have extremely sensitive skin! Ugh! Thanks

  351. Dario says:

    I believe my wife is the most optimistic person I know!

  352. Kimberly says:

    I’d much rather snowboard.

  353. Birgit L. says:

    I got up at a little bit past 6 am *big yawn* which means I really deserve a nap this afternoon!

  354. Alexandru Rusu says:

    I prefer snowboard because i like snow.

  355. Edmond says:

    Great Scout, prefer snowboard. Wow, prize paypal gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. πŸ™‚ Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  356. Valentina says:

    I woke up this morning at 6 a.m πŸ™ and my make up rule not to broke is: never without mascara! πŸ˜‰

  357. Milena says:

    I get up at around 6.30 am every morning.. That’s the most unpleasant thing in my life, I hate it πŸ˜€ But I don’t have a choice if I want to be at the office at around 8.20 am.

  358. Sara says:

    I have been up since before 5 this morning:( and only got about 5 hours of sleep. Gonna be a long Monday thank goodness for thanksgiving this week!

  359. Leah says:

    I’ve been up before 7 this morning! Been waking up this early for the last few weeks because I’m on meds that I have to start taking early. πŸ˜› It turned out to be a good thing ’cause I get an early start on my day. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it easy to join. πŸ™‚

  360. Ste says:

    I have to be at work at 7:30 so I get up at 5:30 so I can get ready then get my kids up and ready before i leave.

  361. Amber says:

    A recurrent skin care issue that’s cropped up over the past few months is breakouts that happen all throughout the month in places I would normally never breakout on my face. No fun. I’m giving Curology a try and hoping that helps..

  362. Astrid says:

    I wake up every morning at 6:00 to call my children. πŸ™‚

  363. Melinda says:

    My current skincare dilemma is I don’t know what kind of toner to use because I’ve never used one before and I have sensitive skin. I also don’t know how to keep from contaminating my jar of night cream ahhh!!!! Teach me to adult 😩

  364. Astrild says:

    I’m not sure if it’s considered a makeup rule, but undereye concealer makes wonders in most of the people. Except a few lucky ones, the mayority would never skip that step.

  365. Mel says:

    My forehead has been breaking out teeny tiny spots after never having a zit There in my entire existence and it is most annoying πŸ˜›

  366. Sakura says:

    Cool Carrie Ann Moss! She probably won’t have minded if you said “hi!” You could always do it as you were leaving.

  367. Lisa K says:

    I β™‘ Sephora!

  368. Annie says:

    Just wanted to let you know I LOVE your blog and you are gorgeous!!! Keep up the awesome work! <3 <3 <3

  369. Gi says:

    One makeup rule that should not be broken…..always wear lip liner with lipstick. I break this rule all the time, but I am trying my hardest not to any more.

  370. Tara Gauthier says:

    My alarm went off at 6am…I was awake but stayed snuggled under the warm blankets until 630..it is Monday after all..that’s allowed!

  371. Kristia says:

    I woke up at 7:15 am after snoozing way too many times. Happy Monday Karen!

  372. Brandi Goolsby says:

    A thought for the day: In the end, the only real regrets we have are the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have and the decisions we waited too long to make.

  373. Rana says:

    My 4 year old woke me up at 6:37 this morning!

  374. Kuz says:

    Skincare gripe: adult acne – arrrgh! I have an appointment booked with my derm to try to sort it out.

  375. Luize says:

    I woke up at 7.15, but then hit the snooze button and got late for class.

  376. Katie F says:

    Surfing! I hate snow – I finally moved back to San Diego from Michigan, so I don’t need any snow in my life for maybe ever. I’m taking a surf class from UCSD right now, it’s so much fun but soooo hard. And everyone else in the class is college students. It was my birthday last week and I told them how old I was and they were all aghast. I’m only 28, I swear I’m not that ancient! >_<

  377. Gioia says:

    I woke up late ahahaha I just like sleeping

  378. Jordan says:

    My current skincare dilemma is now that it’s getting colder, my skin is getting drier.

  379. Ashley says:

    skincare dilemma! where to begin! I’m so dry for winter but breaking out from pregnancy hormones, so I’m really hesitant to up my moisturizing game. My normal moisturizer, and especially my normal lip products, are just not cutting it these days. And I have super sensitive skin so I hate experimenting with new things. Help, help!

  380. BooBooNinja says:

    I have gone on a retreat with my co-workers. It was a group-bonding/training weekend thing where we slept over at our boss’ house. It sounds weird, but we were Resident Assistants in Uni and our boss was cool. It was also a tradition.

  381. Courtney says:

    I woke up at 9 this morning.

  382. Melly says:

    Yes, I’ve been on a retreat with coworkers. There is only one word to describe it: Awkward

  383. Whitney L. says:

    9 am! My daughter slept in too!

  384. brittany says:

    i love sephora!

  385. Holly says:

    Just started watching Jessica Jones! I’d rather not admit how many episodes I binged through today πŸ™‚
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  386. Barbara B says:

    Got a crack in my eyelid two days ago. Very painful. No new skin care or makeup so maybe it’s from the cold. It was painful!

  387. Tracey says:

    I was up at 6:40 to get the kiddos to the bus stop!

  388. Paol Trenny says:

    I got up at 7 a.m this morning.

  389. Darlene R says:

    My biggest skincare dilemma during the winter is really dry skin 8(.

  390. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    My current skincare dilemma is that I want to improve the texture of my skin without overdoing it with chemical exfoliants. Retinols scare me, especially with dry winter weather just around the corner! D:

  391. Michele says:

    I think lining the lips with dark liner and not filling them in is a makeup rule that shouldn’t be broken!

  392. Marlena says:

    Current skincare dilemma: whether or not to invest in eye cream, lol.

  393. Andrea says:

    Current skin care dilemma: I have fine lines under my eyes and on the tops of my cheeks! Need to find a good, moisturizing cream to help combat that!!

    Have a good day!

  394. Cynthia Richardson says:

    As a matter of fact, I am the most optimistic person I know.

  395. Kay says:

    A rule that i think should not be broken is dramatic eyes or lips-not both!

  396. Sally says:

    My work has “retreats” a few times a year, but we don’t actually go anywhere for them. We just go to a different room in one of our buildings. And there’s usually some awful team-building activities. *shudder*

  397. Kathy :) says:

    Jessica Jones! another show to add to the list :p thanks for the giveaway opportunity. <3

  398. Tosha H says:

    I can’t really swim and am scared of deep water that may include sharks so I’d have to say I prefer snowboarding, definitely

  399. Liz King says:

    Definitely surfboard, cowabunga baby! Love your blog!

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