Two Ways to Win $143 in bareMinerals Makeup (5 Winners)

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are Joanna, San D, Christina, Marian and Tammy! Congratulations, gals! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

bareMinerals Love & Happiness Collection

Woot, GEMINIS! Looks like I’m not the only one with a birthday this week. bareMinerals is officially turning 35, and they’re in the mood to party in a big way.


First with a giveaway — right here, right now (well, in a minute); second, with a gift with purchase. When you purchase $75 or more at one of their Bare Escentuals Boutiques from June 9-12, you’ll get a complimentary $20 gift card redeemable toward your next purchase (valid from June 20-July 5).

Now, on to the giveaway! πŸ™‚

bareEscentuals has generously offered to host a kick @ss one here on MBB featuring some of their newest products (a few of which don’t even hit shelves until July). If you like bareMinenerals makeup but don’t like having to wait in line, today could be your lucky day.

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Win bareMinerals

Five lucky ladies (or gents) will each win:

  • One (1) bareMinerals Love & Happiness Collection, a six-piece kit that includes Prime Time Brightening Sunlight Eyelid Primer, Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor, Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz, Love Radiance All-OVer Face Color, Best Friend Lip Balm and an XOX charm (a $35 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Sundance, a metallic peach (an $18 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Urban Nature, a metallic taupe (an $18 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Gunmetal, a metallic bluish gray (an $18 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Racing Green, a metallic green (an $18 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Chroma Violet, a metallic purple (an $18 value)
  • One (1) bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Bronzed Twig, a metallic bronze (an $18 value)

bareminerals love happiness collection box

bareminerals love happiness collection box closeup with paws

bareminerals love happiness collection products open
Love & Happiness Collection clockwise from the beige jar on the lower left: Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor, XOX Charm, Love Radiance All-Over Face Color, Best Friend Lip Balm and Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz

bareminerals love happiness collection products
Prime Time Brightening Sunlight Eyelid Primer, from the Love & Happiness Collection

Prime Time Eyelid Primers

Swatches of the Prime Time Eyelid Primers from the left: Sundance, Urban Nature, Gunmetal, Racing Green, Chroma Violet and Bronzed Twig

bareminerals love happiness collection swatches
Love & Happiness Collection swatches from the left: Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz, Best Friend Lip Balm, Love Radiance All-Over Face Color and Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor

bareminerals love happiness collection swatches
Swatch of Prime Time Brightening Sunlight Eyelid Primer from the Love & Happiness Collection

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all — What was your most memorable birthday? What’s your favorite flavor of birthday cake? Is there a bareMinerals product you can’t live without? You get the picture. πŸ™‚
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win $143 in bareMinerals Makeup

  • The deadline to enter is Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of the United States who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21). Sorry, international folks; don’t worry, I’ll have something soon that includes you guys, too.
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy hump day! πŸ™‚

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are Joanna, San D, Christina, Marian and Tammy! Congratulations, gals! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Nina says:

    happy birthday Karen and happy birthday BE! πŸ™‚

  2. Samantha Munoz says:

    The primers look amazing! So nice to see swatches of products before purchasing them. Thanks for the cool blog.

  3. Tina says:

    I had no idea BE has been in business that long! That is amazing.

    Happy Bday BE and Karen!

  4. Ailyn says:

    Since I’m Filipino, I had a cotillion when I turned 18. That was pretty special (not to mention extravagant) birthday! πŸ˜€

  5. Claudenka says:

    my ultimate fave bday cake is chocolate mango πŸ™‚ I’ve been getting it for 4 yrs now and will never get tired of it.

  6. Katrina says:

    Woohoo! What an amazing giveaway. And happy birthday!! Mine is next month, but my anniversary is this month, yay!

  7. Lia says:

    My favorite b-day cake is either my Gram’s German chocolate cake or Taro cake from the Asian bakery.

  8. Marlo says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 31st bday which was just this year. My partner and I decided to go for a walk with my pooch at a nearby park. We decided to have a scream fest in the wooded area of the park just for giggles. It was by far one of the most simplest and funnest bday’s ever.:-)

  9. heatherzilla says:

    Happy Birthday!

  10. Michelle I says:

    Happy Birthday gorgeous!

    Here’s to hoping I get some of your birthday good wishes (ha!) — these eyes could def use some primetime!

  11. Tira says:

    happy birthday Karen……hope your day is fabulous!

  12. Nora says:

    i love well rested!

    and happy birthday!

  13. xiao says:

    I kinda wanna eat a red velvet cupcake!

  14. Terri says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I hope that Tabs gives you a large (and well-deserved) bonus for being such an awesome assistant.

    My birthday is next week, and I’m trying to decide what to do for it (and what flavor of cake I want to get!).

  15. Denise Morse says:

    I am OBSESSED with Bare Minerals. I am extremely loyal to the foundation (doesnt make me break out) as well as to their new volumizing mascara.

  16. Camille says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  17. Monica says:

    My most memorable birthday was the year I was taken to see Flash Gordon (my campy favorite) and my mother made me a Bugs Bunny Cake from those kits they had in the early 80’s! My favorite Bare Minerals product is warmth, I love it.

  18. Wynell says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is chocolate = )

  19. TJ says:

    Happy Birthday! Mine was last month. I love my skin rev er upper and foundation from bare minerals for everyday use. My favorite birthday was my last one because I got to spend it with my mom for the first time in 15 years.
    TJ recently posted … Really

  20. Rebecca says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I looovvveee all of the posts you do with Tabs! Keep em coming!

  21. Ginelle says:

    Happy birthday bareMinerals! I love your well rested eye shadow, amazing!

  22. Sara says:

    Happy birthday Karen! πŸ˜€

  23. Deb says:

    For some reason, typing hurts my fingers today. Not good, since I still have 4 more hours of work. :/
    Deb recently posted … Nobel Blueberry Sours Gummy

  24. WitchHazel says:

    Happy birthday! What an awesome giveaway! πŸ˜‰

  25. Jeana says:

    Happy Birthday BE! My favorite cake is Caramel Cake. thanks for hosting the giveaway

  26. Melissa says:

    Hey Bare Minerals I’ll be 35 this year too! Happy Birthday to us πŸ™‚ 35 and gorgeous!

  27. Amber says:

    My favorite birthday was last years bday. It was my 23rd birthday and it was special because it was the last one I spent with my grandma before she passed away. I didn’t do anything special, but it was special cause I was with my family and we all just laughed and were normal for a couple hours

  28. KPrice says:

    Happy Birthday BE and Karen! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  29. Lynn says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is chocolate with fudge frosting!

  30. Melissa says:

    I cannot live without bareminerals concealer in summer bisque, combine it with benefit’s stay don’t stray and it looks like sleep 10 hours every night

  31. Lexia says:

    This blog is so much fun!

  32. Barb says:

    Happy Birthday!! Finally joined twitter so I have a better chance of winning your awesome give aways! Thanks!

  33. Jessica says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My most memorable birthday was a few years ago. I was on vacation at Disney World and I had a pin on (they gave it to me at the Disney hotel I was staying at) that said Happy Birthday Jessica so whenever a cast member in the park walked by my they would say “Happy Birthday Jessica!”. I love Disney World and it was tons of fun! πŸ™‚

  34. Nikki says:

    Happy B-day to Karen and BE!

  35. Megan says:

    Now I want cake. Red velvet, chocolate mango…this comment thread is making me hungry.

    I have chocolate coconut in my fridge. πŸ™‚

  36. Yolanda says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

    I’ve been trying for the longest time to figure out how to keep my BE shadows from turning gray on my lids. I’ve finally found a solution and I’m ready to try more of the products!

  37. Appu says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen & Bare Minerals! πŸ˜€

  38. Vilai says:

    Happy Birthday bareMinerals! My most favorite cake in the world is the Triple Berry Shortcake from sweet lady jane in LA. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for having an awesome giveaway (BE & Karen)!!

  39. Nicole says:

    I love strawberry shortcake and if I had some I would it share with bare Minerals πŸ˜‰

  40. Danielle F. says:

    My favorite/most memorable birthday was 21. My friends/family/coworkers made it so special! Happy B-day to bareMinerals and thanks for a great giveaway!

  41. Lisa says:

    Happy birthday! I really want some cake now πŸ™‚

  42. Tina Lane says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 14. I celebrated it with my Lola in the Philippines. It was the last time I saw her before she passed, so it became one of my most precious memory πŸ™‚

  43. Emily Schramm says:

    Love giveaways! Love Birthdays! Love presents! They all make me so happy! Gifts are my love language πŸ™‚

  44. Lauren Sutherland says:

    my best birthdays were always going sailing on our boat and going for a treasure hunt on the island

  45. Chris25 says:

    I caved. I went to TJs and bought those Reduced Fat Cheese Puffs. Let me tell you, Karen, I cannot believe I waited so long to try these!

  46. alyssa says:

    happy birthday Karen.

    and also a happy birthday to bare minerals.
    My birthday was in April :)\
    But my favorite cake of all time is ICE CREAM CAKE especially the ones from dairy queen.
    they are just so Delicious!
    & i havent had the chance to try any Bare Minerals products yet, but hopefully ill get my chance with this contest.

  47. Rosie says:

    favorite birthday cake – chocolate! unless it’s from susiecakes, in which case – strawberry!

  48. Mari says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!
    Would love to win this! my fvorite cake is dark chocolate cake with chocolate gnash icing!

  49. Jessica Wade says:

    very happy birthday to you and to bareminerals!

  50. Celina says:

    Haaaaappy birthday Karen & bareMinerals! I’m a June baby too. The best birthday I’ve had was my 25th – it was also my surprise bridal shower! :o)

  51. Alison says:

    My family often has spice cake w/ peanut butter icing at birthday parties. I have learned from other people that this is, in fact, “weird.” Haha. But it’s such a great combo!

  52. Amanda says:

    I love Bare Escentuals….those new primers look awesome!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    PS Gemini’s rule! πŸ˜‰
    Amanda recently posted … xoxoSnowflake- this morning is going by soo slow- i think its a cover all clocks in site kinda day haha

  53. Jessi says:

    Those Prime Time Eyelid Primers looks amazing. i definitely plan on picking up a few in the future.
    Jessi recently posted … Bright Summery Nails with LOreals Summer Siren Nail Polishes! Wth Swatches!

  54. Jessica says:

    I’m not a big cake person… however I love a good ice cream cake(mint chocolate chip)!

  55. Karen says:

    woohoo for June birthdays!! πŸ™‚

  56. Amber says:

    Happy birthday Geminis!

  57. LauraJ says:

    My mom made me an ice cream cake one birthday. It was a big deal because we lived in the country & the nearest Baskin Robbins was hours away, so it was made from scratch in flavors I picked out. We ate cake outside on the picnic table, cleared the table to inside & left the cake out in the middle of the table. We came back outside & the neighbor’s dog had helped himself to the leftovers!

  58. vnssa906 says:

    Oh my! What a wonderful giveaway!!! Those primers are gorgeous, especially for summer. If I win, I’d definitely try to rock the primer alone lol

  59. Wendy says:

    happy birthday!! my momma is a gemini too!
    my most memorable birthday was 2 years ago when i celebrated my 1st birthday as a mommy =)
    Wendy recently posted … Wordless Wednesday- The Many Faces of Mr Logan

  60. Lizzie says:

    beautiful colors – love that green eyeliner! also, the pictures with the kitty, bawww.

  61. Stephie says:

    happy birthday πŸ˜€
    my favorite cake is definitely red velvet!

  62. Yuliya says:

    I have been eating so healthy today, I’m proud of myself as I munch on some grapes as my work snack =] I’m getting mentally prepared for the p90x I hope to start tonight…oh boy LOL

    Thank you so much for the giveaway =]

  63. Martha says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you eat lots of cake.

  64. debbie s says:

    happy birthday!

  65. Mimi says:

    I watched home movies last night- including me at my 4th bday party with a sweet fruit punch ring around my lips. Guess that’s lipstick for a 4 year old!

  66. LaurieS says:

    Happy Birthday! I just discovered your blog last week and am adoring it. I love that incorporate Tabs into your posts. He’s a doll.
    LaurieS recently posted … Motor City Fae Urban Arcana- 1

  67. April says:

    Oh, I hope I win!! I’ve been getting into BE more and more lately and love it! πŸ™‚

  68. Lauren says:

    It is my birthday this Sunday. Lets just say I have been trying to forget all about it! πŸ™‚

  69. Katie says:

    I love Bare Minerals!! Their “bisque” is my HG concealer. Can’t live without it.
    Katie recently posted … Tuesday Tunes on Wednesday

  70. betsy says:

    Happy birthday week, Karen!!

  71. Jill says:

    Lots of birthdays! My son’s third birthday is today! I think my next Bare Escentuals purchase will either be some prime time shadow bases or I’ve been eyeing their Women of BE petite shadow collection!

  72. Cynthia says:

    I love an ice cream cake. A thin mint ice cream with a chocolate cake. Yummy! Too bad my birthday already passed. Well, at least I get it once a year (that is if I’m lucky).

  73. Christine says:

    My favorite birthday was my 20th. My friends threw me a surprise birthday party. I really had no idea! It was a cowboys and indians (technically native americans) theme, sonething random and kiddy to remind me that i’m really not that old πŸ™‚

  74. sillylilacs says:

    Happy birthday! =D

    Favorite cake? Mint chocolate chip ice cream cake…the boy bought me one, and I, well…ate a lot of it ^_^
    sillylilacs recently posted … May 11 Favorites! and 1 unfavorite with quick FOTD rundown

  75. mai says:

    I love the strawberry red velvet ice cream cake from Cold Stone!

  76. Ceci says:

    Happy birthday, Karen πŸ™‚

  77. Sujin says:

    i am very bored today. Thank God for Beauty Blogs!

  78. Nathalie says:

    Another gemini coming through!! I celebrathed my birthday just last week! πŸ™‚

  79. Yao says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite cake flavor is probably chocolate, but for my next birthday, I’d like to try an ice cream cake. Mmmm.

  80. Isabel says:

    Happy Birthday girl !!! My mom’s birthday was 5 days ago and my brother’s birthday is in 4 more days lol so many birthdays this month!

  81. Cambry Rene says:

    Happy bdaaay!

  82. Ali says:

    My wife would love this, shes always wanted to buy/try bare minerals but never gets around to it (or maybe its that she spends her money on other makeup brands that she already knows and loves)

  83. Kim says:

    I guess this could be the way to try some of that Bare Minerals color that we’ve talked about. πŸ™‚ I’m not too cakey, but my fave is yellow cake with almond frosting – followed closely by coffee frosting.

  84. Dovey says:

    Happy Birthday! I just read the comment above about strawberry velvet ice cream cake from cold stone, and it’s making me really hungry….

  85. Stef Smith says:

    I’m going to turn 36 on Saturday!!! That’s the age that my Mom stopped aging!!!

  86. Gans says:

    Remember on your birthday to first praise the Kitteh for all the responsibilities he has given you, such as scratching his head and cleaning his treasure box each day.

  87. Jj says:

    Happy birthday!
    I just found my new favorite ice cream Γ’β‚¬β€œ sourcream with salted cashews AND honey!

  88. Monica M says:

    I love bare minerals. I have used them for years and never break out . Thanks for the giveaway

  89. Yasmin says:

    My favorite birthday cake is chocolate w/ vanilla frosting!!!

  90. inycat says:

    I had no idea BM has been around for 35 years. I first heard about them about 12 years ago. Looks like they’re in it for the long haul!

  91. Erin says:

    I love me some Funfetti birthday cake!

  92. Rachael says:

    show me some love

  93. Jody says:

    Sweet giveaway. Never tried too many bareminerals products so it’d be cool if I won.

  94. Nina says:

    I love birthday cake! I always go for the standard chocolate cake with boiled icing. It makes me feel like a kid again.

  95. Lauren says:

    We all live in a yellow submarine!

  96. Jillian says:

    My most memorable birthday was my last one because it was just a few days ago! Got to spend time with all of my favorite people!

  97. peach_ says:

    Happy birthday! I’m so smitten by the photo of Tabs’ cute fuzzy paws.

  98. Atanza says:

    I have never tried Bare Minerals… this would be a great opportunity!

  99. Ada says:

    Ooo I loved Black Forest cake as a child. Those gooey cherries with that dark chocolate interior!
    Ada recently posted … Cool baby is too cool for you

  100. Pamela Lovell says:

    My most wonderful birthday occurred on my 50th! A surprise party thrown by my MIL at Disneyland’s private Club 33. My sons both worked at D’Land and I THOUGHT I was going to join them for a lunch at one of the restaurants they worked in. I had heard of Club 33 – but never have been able to get in. My husband and I started walking towards my son’s restaurant in New Orleans Square and then my husband pushed the buzzer on the door at Club 33. The rest is a blur – but there were all the people I loved waiting for me in Walt Disney’s Private Room. BEST.BIRTHDAY.EVER. (yes – I’m a Diznoid)
    Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!! Good Luck to all who enter!!

  101. sienna says:

    oh my, this is amazing! my son is a gemini!

  102. Amy says:

    Wow! What a great contest! please please I hope I win.

  103. Kari Inness says:

    What a nice little collection! It sure would be a nice pick me up for me since living in the Pacific Northwest has been so dreary and dreadful lately. Isn’t it summer you might ask? Summer…what is that?!?!

  104. Farah says:

    omgosh I LOVE chocolate!!!!

  105. Jen says:

    Happy Birthday, BE!

  106. Christine says:

    My favorite cake is yellow with chocolate icing – yummmmmy! Happy Birthday, Karen!

  107. Great Giveaway From My Favorite Beauty Blogger!!!! I Cant Wait Until the Mac Collection Comes Out!!!!

  108. Avery Dement says:

    This is exciting! I’ve always wanted to try bareMinerals, but I always get distracted by all the other beauty!

  109. Becca says:

    Those primers look amazing – would love to find a primer I can stick with. Get it? Stick with? See what I did there?? LOL…sigh…

  110. Sannah says:

    I really loooove cheesecake. I am going to make one myself this month.

  111. Sarah Akers says:

    I have been a BE lover for 5 years and I still love it!

  112. Amanda says:

    Love love love Bare Minerals! Happy Birthday Karen!
    Amanda recently posted … He stole plenty bases before his legs quit

  113. Carol says:

    Happy B-day! πŸ˜€

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is white layer cake with lemon curd filling. And no frosting, just whipped cream.

  114. CurlyKye says:

    Sweet! I love bareMinerals! Can’t go wrong with their starter kits.

    btw…Bridesmaids was a hikarious movie…I’m telling the world!

  115. Lilly says:

    My birthday is this month, hopefully i’m lucky this time πŸ™‚

  116. Hope says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! (hi kitty cat)

    My favorite birthday was when I went on a birthday cruise with 14 of my closest girlfriends.
    My favorite cake is Strawberry cake from the box with white frosting :0)

  117. Betty says:

    If I could do anything in the world right now…I’d be at a petshop so I can find the puppy of my dreams. =)
    Betty recently posted … OOTD- Neutral Blush

  118. Crissy says:

    Those primers look gorgeous!

  119. Carissa says:

    Cake pop in birthday cake flavor at Starbucks is yums!

  120. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Birthday to BE and to you, Karen!

  121. Nadya says:

    wow, i’d never need to buy another primer again.

  122. Kimberly says:

    Red velvet cake for sure! πŸ™‚

  123. Christine says:

    Happy birthday to you and BM πŸ™‚ !!

  124. Ann Marie says:

    Today is another HOT HOT day in Milwaukee! Temps in the 90’s – almost 100! Dang!

  125. aclearcutsign says:

    I love a chocolate flavored cake!

  126. Rene says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!

    I actually dont own any Bare Minerals items. This would be a fantastic was to try them out.

  127. Sadhana says:

    WHOA! This is so cool! I’ve never tried BareMinerals before but I’ve always wanted to!! And my favorite flavor of cake is chocolate!

  128. Abby Grant says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope it rocks! πŸ™‚

  129. Kayla K says:

    Oh Karen, your blog always puts me in a great mood if I’m feeling down! (as I am today… Boooo!) This giveaway is seriously awesome and seriously generous of bareMinerals. Happy birthday to them! Their foundation has restored my faith in my ability to have pretty skin πŸ˜€ it’s the only product that doesn’t cake on me!

  130. Jula says:

    My favorite flavor of cake is red velvet, its yum. p.s. Happy Birthday Karen! :))

  131. Shannon says:

    Happiest of Birthdays to Karen and BE! πŸ™‚

  132. T says:

    What a great giveaway! I love BE.

  133. Andrea says:

    I LOVE Bare Minerals!! I always go back to it, would be so thrilled to win! Thank you!

  134. Katie says:

    My birthday is in October so one of my most memorable birthdays was the haunted house party we had when i turned 11. SOOOOO much fun!

  135. Supriya says:

    I love their foundation in the summer time! It doesnt melt off πŸ™‚ thanks for this giveaway!

  136. perry says:

    I can’t live without BE matte foundation!

  137. Kerri says:

    Happy Birthday! what a great present…but you should be the one receiving the gifts!
    and PS i love lemon birthday cake! my grandma just baked me one last week for my party.

  138. Cecille says:

    Oh weekend… plz come sooner!

  139. Bomi says:

    Woot, I’m excited!

  140. eileen says:

    I reallyyyy want to try that primer in Urban Nature. Looks so awesome πŸ˜€
    eileen recently posted … Nails Did- First 1s

  141. kolaleenia says:

    My 21st was most memorable, even though I don’t remember most of it…
    I’m not big on cake, but I love me some icecream cake.
    I could not live without my bare minerals foundation.

    Happy Birthday Karen!

  142. Melissa says:

    The primers look amazing! I want to try them!

  143. Liz! says:

    This giveaway is awesome! Thanks BE & MMB! Oh, and Happy Birthday Karen πŸ˜€

  144. izzy says:

    HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY, KAREN!!! hehe…well, you do look young and fresh~

  145. Michelle says:

    Hey Karen, I’m a Gemini too! Happy Birthday to you, me, and BE! (I’m a total BE addict, BTW.)

  146. Maggie says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s my b-day this week too (yesterday actually). I love b-day cakes from Asian bakeries, because it’s not as sweet as using icing. But I rather have pies instead of cakes.

  147. Pam says:

    This is awesome.

    PS.. your cat and my cat could be twins!

  148. LauraA says:

    Hope you have a wonderful day today, Karen! Happy birthday, and thanks again for another giveaway opportunity. πŸ™‚

  149. Essy says:

    My birthday was this week too. Happy birthday, Karen! This year, I had a chocolate cherry cake for my birthday, and I think they might have slipped a little bit of heaven into it, because it was SO GOOD.
    Essy recently posted … The Cheerful Golden Retriever wore a Retro Sundress

  150. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday BE!!! You only get better with age! And Happy Birthday to you Karen!!!

  151. Cornelia says:

    Happy birthday! And a merry hump day to you as well. πŸ˜›

  152. Lisa S. says:

    Fellow Gemini here (my b-day is the 17th) I love German chocolate cake!

  153. Michelle says:

    Happy b-day!!! I love chocolate cake on my birthday! Have a great day!

  154. TrishaL says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Karen!!! May all your birthday wishes come true πŸ™‚

  155. Susan G says:

    Happiest of Birthdays, Karen —

    For my last birthday in December, I had oysters on the half shell for the first time. I’m an adventurous eater, but didn’t think I’d like them. I loved them and now I want them all the time.
    But, alas … don’t have that lifestyle at the moment. Oh well! I had macarons, instead of cake!

  156. Mikki says:

    my favorite type of birthday cake is red velvet!!

  157. Iram says:

    I Γ’β„’Β₯ Bare Minerals!
    And I really wanna try out those eyelid primers… Gorgeous!
    Iram recently posted … MUA &amp NYC Review

  158. tulips9 says:

    Love love your blog and BE. Happy birthday to both of you.

  159. mattie says:

    Happy Birthday BE! I think I will have some ice cream tonight in your honor…

  160. Mandy says:

    Never tried mineral make up, hope to win this!

  161. Sydney says:

    Happy birthday!

    I love bare minerals, but since they are a bit on the pricey side it’s been years since I’ve treated myself to any :/ Their face powders are the best! I love that they don’t make me break out <3 I've never tried their eye products, but those eye primers look ah-maze-ing!

    As for cakes… I've never been much of a cake eater. Unless it's home made, or icecream cake, then I MIGHT eat the entire thing. If you put a plain old, store bought cake in front of me though… Not interested. Hmmm does this make me spoiled?? πŸ˜‰ haha

    Have a great day!

  162. Kandice says:

    My favorite birthday cake is ice cream cake- preferably a mint chocolate chip one from Coldstone!

    I love BareMinerals Buxom line- their lipglosses are fab! I hope I’m a winner because I’ve been dying to try the new eyeshadow primers.

  163. Danielle N says:

    Yay for Gemini’s! My bday is June 10th – one day after yours πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great bday weekend!

    This is a great giveaway, Karen! Thank you!

    Here’s my twitter entry –!/Beauty_Lite/status/78527418691895296
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  164. Shane says:

    yaaayyyy would love to try these πŸ˜€ happy bday and shout out to t-money lol

  165. TerriB says:

    i like key lime pie for my birthday.

  166. Heather says:

    I am DYING to try the Eyelid Primers, particularly Urban Nature!

  167. Jen says:

    The only thing better than a birthday is a birthday giveaway!

  168. Kylie says:

    Happy B-day Beautiful!:)

  169. Lydia says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 26th birthday- My mom suprised me by taking me to Acrocats, which is a cat circus. lol

  170. Brenda says:

    Chocolate bday cake!!

  171. Kathleen says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite birthday cake is this one my mom makes with yellow cake and chocolate sour cream icing. It is the bomb. My best birthday party was the Spice Girls themed one I had in elementary school where everyone had to dress up as their favorite Spice Girl (I was Ginger) and do karaoke. Aaah, the 90s!

  172. Dominique Randall says:

    Happy 35th Birthday bareMinerals!! I remember being 35. LOL. I would really love to try th new Prime Time colored lip primers.

    My favorite birthday was my 14th when I had a combo b-day & 8th grade graduation sleepover with my friends. We had such a great time.

    Karen I hope you’re having a great day and thanks for the contests.

  173. Shanna A says:

    My favorite birthday cake is yellow spoge cake with fresh strawberries, bananas, and custard.

  174. maxi says:

    Hey Karen HAppy Birthday and guess what its my birthday too on 10th of june i m turning 27
    ..m really happy to know your are gemini and yeah BARE Minerals is gemini tooo ..yipppee πŸ™‚

    lots of love to tabs ..hope he is gemini too πŸ˜‰

  175. Barbara Gasgonia says:

    My favorite birthday cake flavor is red velvet from Coldstone! yummmmmy

  176. Megan says:

    My birthday’s on Friday! But we don’t have the money to do anything though. :/ I may get a cake and that’s it, so winning this contest would be an amazing birthday present!

  177. Katie says:

    Happy birthday to all the Geminis out there! I haven’t ever bought any BE products but I’ve ‘borrowed’ my sister’s a time or two πŸ˜‰

  178. Ida Olivarez says:

    Comment! Sorry, not feeling creative at ALL today! : /

  179. Emily says:

    My favorite kinds of cake are chocolate sour cream (my mom’s) or confetti!

  180. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    My favorite kind of cake is strawberry shortcake! I know it’s not a typical birthday cake but I actually hate cake but will eat it if it’s pink or has strawberries in it (I know it’s sad lol).

  181. Lucy says:

    I haven’t bought Bare Minerals in quite some time. I do have lots of it and love everything. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you. My favorite birthday cake is Red Velvet. There’s a bakery not too far away named Sweet Eats and they make the best cakes! They have a fantastic tart that is Key Lime and the topping is all heavy cream. It’s so rich and decadent. Now I want some!

  182. Harshleen says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!! This is an awesome giveaway.

  183. Kuhika Gupta says:

    LOVE the eyeshadow primers!!!!! Happy birthday BE

  184. Marian says:

    I love cheesecake for my birthday. I make a killer cheesecake, so I usually wind up making my own cake. Wish I could make one for you! Happy Birthday, Karen!

  185. Rachel says:

    my favorite flavor of cake is funfetti! πŸ™‚

  186. Rochelle says:

    My most memorable birthday was about 2-3 years ago. I had the BEST tasting cake I ever ate. It was from Marble Slab but unfortunately it’s only open in Anaheim now…It used to in West Sacramento. Their ice cream is amazing too.
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  187. JoElla says:

    I have to be honest, every brithday is even more special being a cancer survivor!

    And my most favorite cake is from Sam’s Club.. the Lemon Berry cake is fantablous!

  188. Anka says:

    This is amazing! Thanks for always holding these. Those pigmented primers look awesome.

  189. April says:

    Hi Karen! I love BE–thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! And happy b-day to you =)

  190. stacy says:

    pick me! pick me!!

  191. Futuralon says:

    Aloha! For my next birthday I will bake a lamington-style cake: white cake with a layer of strawberry jam, topped with chocolate icing and desiccated coconut. Mmm mmm.

  192. Misty says:

    I am so excited about these eye primers. I hope they are longer lasting than the Buxom shadows which seem to go bad quickly. I am also excited about that Oz liner!!! I wish I could have been in the loop when the original Oz was released.

    I am all for Birthday Cake ice cream lately….. probably too much!! πŸ™‚

  193. Meghan says:

    Happy birthday! Love all the giveaways!

  194. Jorona says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 5 (so long ago!). I got sick that year, but my mom still let me have my party, and my friends still came. The Pocahontas cake I had made the day perfect.

  195. Sam says:

    I don’t really like birthday cake, but I love cake flavored ice cream!

  196. Liz says:

    My most memorable bday was the big 40 for me this year! My BF took me to Philly for a fabulous dinner @ Capital Grille..DELISH! On the way home we just litteraly ran into Ms Patti Labelle!! She was so sweet!

  197. Zohra says:

    My favourite birthday cake was the blue raspberry ice cream cake I had for my twelfth birthday… but none of my friends wanted it so I ate it all by myself in three days πŸ˜›

  198. Keyonna says:

    Happy Birthday Karen & BE!!! My fondest birthday memory was when I was in elementary school and I got a pair of Barbie skates AFTER my mom told me on the way home from school that she couldn’t find them anywhere! And the BE product I can’t live without is Prime Time foundation primer. πŸ™‚

  199. Alexa says:

    I absolutely love red velvet cake on my birthday!!

  200. Annaham says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! What a neat giveaway.
    Annaham recently posted … Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter- A short introduction

  201. 216amyc says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 5. My mom baked me a Holly Hobbie cake!

  202. Christina says:

    Oooh… Happy Birthday! I’m not a Gemini, but my husband (and hedgehog) is! My best birthday memory was wearing a pale blue party dress when I was about seven… and my mother had to cut all my hair off because I’d tried to cut it myself with safety scissors in school the day before. I looked like a boy in a dress. I could have used all these BE products then!

  203. Shelby says:

    Happy birthday, Karen!! I personally think June birthdays are the absolute best – mine is coming up too!! πŸ™‚

  204. Stephanie says:

    Bare Minerals was the first makeup product I used back when I was about 15 and now 10 years later, I’m still using it!

  205. Melody Brown says:

    Heppy favs bday was when I hit 40, my coworkers didn’t believe my age. They were surprised at a lunch when I was carded.hehe, love BE!!

  206. Debra says:

    woo- love the month of June- lot’s of cool birthdays & it’s officially SUMMER!!!!!!!!!

  207. Deborah Kubala says:

    Happy Birthday and thanks for having this giveaway. Following you on twitter @deb461
    Hope you are blessed with wonderful family and friends for a great birthday!

  208. Christina says:

    Happy Birthday! Good luck to all the entrants!

  209. April says:

    Happy Birthday to you! I definitely cannot live without the Purifying Facial Cleanser. The best thing that ever happened to my skin!

  210. Sheldon says:

    Happy birthday, Karen! Bare Minerals are the best! Have a great day!
    Sheldon recently posted … i like this

  211. I love ice cream cake nom nom nom.

    Also, I posted on twitter: golden_nugget

    Kristine Ayala recently posted … The Makeup Show NYC May 15- 2011

  212. Happy Birthday to you and Bare Minerals! I would love to wind this and try everything out immediatly πŸ™‚

  213. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! and BM too πŸ˜›

  214. Stacie says:

    I RT-ed and am excited about this giveaway!

  215. mermadelove says:

    Happy birthday to KAren– and me, fellow Gemini!!!! LOVE your reviews!

  216. Jae says:

    Happy birthday Karen, BE, and me! My birthday was the 5th! Hooray for June babies! For my birthday, I had a giant (12 inches in diameter) jelly donut for my cake. It was a-mazing! πŸ™‚ Hope your day is fabulous!

  217. Stacie Bratton says:

    My favorite type/ flavor birthday cake is a Reese’s Blizzard Ice Cream Cake from DQ (Dairy Queen)! My absolute fav. BE product that I just cannot live without is my bisque! I use it a lot & I use it for absolutely everything! I use my bisque to conceal under & around my eyes, & I use it to camoflouge any blemishes, or any other imperfections on my face. It is my #1 BE Product!

  218. D'Anne says:

    Love BM, as an esthetician I refer people to your products all the time with great results. Thanks for the wonderful products!!

  219. jennifer s says:

    Im Graduating today! well comencement ceremony from a community college… but still counts. yay!

  220. Shannon says:

    I can’t live without my bare minerals foundation in fairly light and warmth – I wear it every day! Also…Happy Birthday!

    I also posted on twitter: shannonedavis

  221. MODowd says:

    I swore by bare minerals in high school, but have since forgotten about them after discovering newer brands. I’m only now just remembering how awesome their products were.

  222. Barbara says:

    i LOVE bare escentuals! happy birthday!!!! <3

  223. Samantha says:

    I love love love all bare essentuals products down to the skin care line and all the make up. My friends make fun of me and say I’m addicted because I’m a walking bare eacentuals advertisement. Such wonderful stuff and I recommend it to everyone.

  224. Zach says:

    my girlfriend loves this makeup! happy birthday!

  225. katheel says:

    I live and die by their mineral veil!!!

  226. Kristen Nguyen says:

    I LOVE your site! keep up the awesome work!!!!

  227. JenJ says:

    It’s parrrrtttyyy timeeeee *cabbage patch* *runnung*
    One BE product that is my stizle right now is the new cleanser. I got it when it launched at QVC and I loooves it! They aired a super-size version during thier QVC anniversary and I was alllll over it. I also really like Mineral Veil. I have it in like 3 versions.

    A birthday that was memorable was when I was an RA for the summer. My summer staff took me to dinner and I got one of those big margarita’s from Ruby Tuesday. The glass was hhhhuuugeee!!!! Later that night a RA from my staff during the school year has the same birthday as me and had a party off campus. Let’s just say I got chocolate wasted and played my first game of beer pong. It was a fun night *smirk*

  228. Randy says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen!!

  229. My favorite flavor of birthday cake is chocolate with strawberries and bananas. YUM!

  230. Angelica says:

    Hola Karen and Tabs, happy hump day to you too! Love your blog and bare minerals makeup!

  231. Lizzard says:

    Dear Karen,

    It is such a pleasure to read your posts and truly breaks up my day with comic relief.

    Love always,

  232. Ashley says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! Enjoy your special day and have a great time in Vancouver! I love your website and have used your recommendations so many times!

  233. Patricia Bratton says:

    I love cheesecake for my birthday. My favorite BE products are the mineral veil & the bisque! I can’t live without either of them. I use both every single day! I also LOVE the new primer/ Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer & Prime Time Brightening Pearl Eyelid Primer! They both are fantastic!!!

  234. Love your cat and BE. Favorite BE item is the pearl primer.

  235. Kathi G says:

    I have never used the product before and would love to try it. Great blog – I follow daily!

  236. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all your work helping us stay pretty!

  237. colleen b says:

    it is waaayy too hot here today!

  238. Sugarplum says:

    Happy Birthday BE!
    Swirl, tap and buff! That’s all it takes to enhance the beauty of ourselves.
    BE Rocks!

  239. Brooke says:

    Happy Birthday! Share some cake with T-Money! πŸ™‚

  240. Kathy says:

    I can’t have a successful birthday without ice cream cake. It’s fact carved in stone.

  241. Katiejo818 says:

    My mom’s yellow cake with famous chocolate icing!!!

  242. Anna G says:

    I love bare minerals! It’s the makeup I will stick with for life πŸ™‚

  243. natalie says:

    i tried pecan pie for the first time last night with ice cream. annnd ohhh is it good

  244. Claudia says:

    Happy Birthday! Did you get your nude shoes? Your mom is very funny. Love your cat and this blog. Thanks!

  245. LuvJaime says:

    Wooohooo Birthday Week for Karen!!! So what’s on the top of your wishlist?

  246. Christa says:

    Happy happy birthday Karen!

    I just turned 34 yesterday, so I’m almost as old as Bare Escentuals. Ha!

    Hope you’re doing something fun for your birthday. πŸ™‚

  247. Erica M says:

    I really wanna try the new eye primers.. they look awesome!

  248. Janel says:

    Happy birthday! I used to love this cake my mom always got for me with strawberries, peaches and kiwis on top

  249. Victoria says:

    Happy Birthday Bare Minerals!
    Just absolutely love the new SPF 25 Bronzing Mineral Veil!

  250. Joie says:

    Ooooh, birthdays make me think of the Kahlua double chocolate cake my mom used to make! She hasn’t made one in a while, maybe I should make one myself!

  251. Mary Mazza says:

    Happy 35th Birtday Bare Escentuals! I can’t live without your products! They have changed how I fell about myself. I am 43 and my skin is just getting better and better thanks to your awesome makeup and unbeatable skin care line. Keep the great products coming.. I am really enjoying all the newness lately and cannot wait to try these new, pugmented eye primers. Woohoo!!

  252. nina says:

    happy happy birthday karen AND BE! my favoritest birthdays were my 10th birthday (haha) and my 23rd! I had such a fun decade-old party, complete with lip smackers, an American Girl doll and my favorite dinner. and my fave BE product are the lip products! yummy!

  253. Natalie says:

    My birthday is actually later this month and I’m a sucker for ice cream cake!

  254. Wendy says:

    Happy birthday…I hope this one stands up as one of your favorites!

  255. Ginger says:

    I LOVE Bare Escentuals!!! Their original foundation is by far my favorite product, but “Well Rested” is a close 2nd!

  256. Mary M says:

    Happy, happy birthady to you and Bare Escentual! I love these products. They have changed how I feel about my complexion. I am 43 and use every product in the new skincare line, and my skin looks better now than it did 10 years ago. The makeup can’t be beat.. I will not use anything else. I am loving all the new products lately and cannot wait to try the new pigmented eye primers. The hardest choice will be deciding which one to try first. I would love to win, so then, I would not have to choose! Rock on BE for another 35 years & keep all the great products coming!

  257. K says:

    woohoo! colorful creams and powders to put on my face! πŸ˜€

  258. Danielle says:

    Happy Birthday!

    My most memorable birthday was my 6th birthday because I got to go to Disney World. It was AWESOME!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Danielle recently posted … Weekend Haul Part I

  259. Alaina says:

    Hooray Geminis! My birthday is coming up next week, I hope you have a happy one. πŸ™‚
    Alaina recently posted … China Glaze – Life Preserver

  260. Ariana says:

    Bare mineral Rocks my Sockss!!!!

  261. Mélanie Lacombe says:

    My favorite birthday cake is a special cinnamon frosting, white cake that my grand mothers backes! yummy!

    Happy birthday Karen!! πŸ˜€

  262. Laurenn says:

    I cant live without my bare minerals matte foundation!! love itt

  263. My fav birthday cake has got to be chocolate with confetti icing! In cupcake form!

  264. Gina G says:

    I always have bad birthdays, but I love cake and always make sure to have some on my birthday. Last year I got my first ice cream cake, nom nom!

  265. JessicaFu says:

    my favorite birthday cake was this yummy chocolate ice cream cake from basin robins i got last year πŸ™‚

  266. angela says:

    I just LOVE the look of these eye primer. Happy B-Day BE!!!

  267. Crystal S. says:

    I love when my grandma makes me a homemade strawberry shortcake for my birthday my second favorite is confetti cake…yummo!

  268. vivian says:

    happy birthday karen! it’s my birthday this week too πŸ™‚

  269. Michelle U says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and Happy Birthday BE!

  270. Tracey says:

    Happy Birthday BE!

  271. Happy Birthday Karen! Hope u get some fabulous nude shoes! Can’t believe BE has been around so long. Can’t live without my hydrating mineral veil and True all over color! Perfect for us NC45 girls!

  272. Betty says:

    Happy birthday y’all! πŸ™‚

    I have a question about BE Well Rested, at what point do I apply it? Like a concealer, or after the foundation but before warmth/mineral veil, OR after all these? I did it after foundation but it doesn’t feel right.

  273. amy says:

    my most memorable birthday was my 6th, i had over 200 people in a swimming pool and it was amazing! <3

  274. Ann says:

    My birthday is this week also, I love chocolate cake and BE!

  275. Robin J says:

    Happy, happy birthday to all the June BEauties. πŸ™‚

  276. Maureen says:

    Happy Birthday to bareMinerals!

  277. Atifa H says:

    Happy Birthday! Birthday are awesome. Balloons make me happy πŸ™‚

  278. Stephanie says:

    Happy birthday!!! My favorite flavor of birthday cake is chocolate. I absolutely love anything chocolate. I can’t live without Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. Love it!

  279. kristi says:

    Happy birthday to you and bare minerals!

  280. Carlyn says:

    It was my dad’s birthday the other day, he turned 51 πŸ™‚ I got him this super yummy cake from Goldilocks, a Filipino Bakery, called Braso de Mercedes. It’s like a roll, with the filling inside being made out of egg yolk and other sweet ingredients, and the outside is made out of the eggwhites, light and fluffy. So yummy! You’d have to try it if ever you get the chance to πŸ™‚

  281. Kass says:

    Happy birthday! Eat some chocolate cake!

  282. Lyza H says:

    Wow, what a bundle of stuff!
    Lyza H recently posted … Glee Cast Then and NowbbDarren is the cutest thing ever

  283. Monika says:

    The Patriots blew their undefeated season in the superbowl on my 18th birthday. I am a Patriots fan. Totally memorable.

  284. Stacey F. says:

    ME wanteee!! Happy B-day, Karen!

  285. michele says:


  286. helen says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Karen!! I would LOVE to try those eye primers! Favorite all time birthday cake would have to be red velvet! I hope that El Hub and Tabs treat you like a queen!!!!!!

  287. A.L.H. says:

    All this talk of birthdays makes me really want some freakin’ cake!! =P
    But happy birthday Bare Minerals, keep being awesome!
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  288. Lindsay B says:

    The primers look really cool! My favorite BM products would have to be the Mineral Veil SPF20 powder and Buxom (which I think is a BM line) cream eye shadows. I’m obsessed! I have Pug, Collie and Husky, but I definitely want to buy some other colors.
    Lindsay B recently posted … Summer heat

  289. martan says:

    Happy Birthday Karen and happt birthday BE

  290. Kristina says:

    Favorite birthday cake flavor is chocolate, with chocolate icing and nothing else, except maybe chocolate chips if I want to get a little crazy! I suppose its a little boring but to me there is nothing better especially when my mom makes it!

  291. kiwikiwidragon says:

    Happy Bursting Day!! Please pick me!!

  292. Grace says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the BE foundation powder… and I hope I win!

  293. Christine says:

    Okay, even more than I love BE, I just love your kitty! Of all the new beauty blogs I’ve discovered lately this one is definitely a favorite because of Mr. Tabs. He looks exactly like my cat at home, but I haven’t seen him at ages because I’m at a university miles away :-(. I suppose Tabs will have to hold me over until I get home to my Bradford :-).

    I vote for more posts featuring cosmetics *and* Tabs :D!

  294. Ana says:

    Ohhhh I would love those primers! Feliz cumpleanos Karen and BM!

  295. Destinee says:

    Happy Birthday!

    My most memorable birthdays were back when I was younger and my dad was a manager over a recreation center. I would always have swimming parties. I loved it. To this day I cant walk by a swimming pool without wanting to hop into it! lol
    Destinee recently posted … Review- Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

  296. Theresa says:

    I’ve watched the Bare Minerals infomercials about 100 times now, and I’ve always wanted to try them. I have a lot of acne and uneven skin, and I think Bare Minerals would greatly improve the look of my skin, and how gross my face gets in the summer heat, caked with liquid foundation! Happy Birthday to you and your company!

  297. Kristen says:

    Happy birthday! My favorite birthday was when I turned 16 in Italy πŸ™‚

  298. Pang says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Who knew one day that I would meet and later marry a guy with the same exact name and birthday as me.

  299. Patti says:

    I love birthdays!
    But mine is not until November.
    But I love a good birthday!

  300. Clara C. says:

    I love bareMinerals and can’t live without matte foundation in Golden Medium.
    Happy bday Karen and bareMinerals! πŸ™‚

  301. Kristina says:

    Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€

  302. CynthiaCCC says:

    4-layer coconut cake is my favorite! my husband makes it every year on my birthday. except that this year I think I need to lose 3 pounds before then (next month!), or it will be dangerous.

  303. Kristen says:

    Opps! I just read that this is not open internationally, I retract my post.
    But still, happy birthday!

  304. Kristi says:

    Oooh. Would love to try those primers!

  305. Chelsey says:

    Wow, BE is 35? Really? LOL that’s amazing! I remember first discovering Bare Escentuals when I was like, 16 and up late watching QVC.. ahh memories πŸ™‚

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted out your giveaway, my handle (does anyone use “handle” anymore these days? ha) is @GirlyEnthusiast.
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  306. Shannon says:

    The Bare Minerals skin cleanser . . . I know of all things. . . but, it’s a powder that you activate with water. (Can’t remember the exact name right now.) It is LIFE CHANGING. It gets your skin clean without stripping it, it’s really gentle, smells great and feels like a luxury spa treatment. I <3 that stuff.

  307. Malinda says:

    Happy Bday BE and Karen!

  308. Jocelyn says:

    Happy Birthday!

  309. Jen W. says:

    I love, love, love Bare Minerals! I don’t use any other makeup anymore!!

  310. BettyS says:

    Happy birthday and many more! I’m really liking that primer in chroma violet.

  311. Noelia says:

    I enjoy my summer birthdays (July), this year I turn 35, just like BE!

  312. Christy O says:

    Ack, something I would love love love love love love to have!! I’d forego food to get those new primers.

  313. Beatriz says:

    Happy Bday to u! Geminis rocks, my DH is a gemini too. <3

  314. Michelle A says:

    Happy Birthday!!! πŸ™‚

    My favorite cake is anything with fondant. Heck, I’d eat just a plate of fondant.

  315. san d says:

    I am addicted to Bare Minerals! Thanks for such a FAB giveaway ! xx

  316. Kerry says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Karen, Happy Birthday to you!! πŸ™‚

  317. Cassidy says:

    My favorite flavor cake is just plain white. πŸ™‚

  318. Sara says:

    I want to win! Yay! My birthday is on June 17th and its a milestone lol. Any birthday with rainbow chip cake is perfection (imo)! Xoxo! πŸ™‚
    Sara recently posted … Nordstroms Cosmetic Trend Show This Saturday in San Francisco! Come One Come All!

  319. Alison says:

    Yumm I usually don’t meet a cake I don’t like, but my favorites are strawberry cake w/ cream cheese icing & cookie cake! and i can’t live without my bare minerals allover face brush and their bronzer!!

  320. Liza says:

    What a great giveaway! The only bare minerals product I’ve tried is the mineral foundation but I’ve always wanted to try their makeup (colors).

    My favorite birthday cake is vanilla cake with ice cream (vanilla or cookies and cream). Yum!
    xo Liza
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  321. Grace says:

    Happy birthday!!! Hope your day is great!

  322. Linda F says:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to have some Chocolate Cake.

  323. ashley says:

    Mmmmm! Those primers! SWOON

  324. JamieJames says:

    Fellow Gemini here (May 29th) and these year I turned 27!! So close to 30 I wanna cry, lol. So what does any women who has a husband (7 yrs) and a son and it 3 years shy of thirty do for her birthday?? She heads to Medieval Times and parties like a rock star!!! Um.. excuse me i meant to say parties like a Maiden!! Friends and family had a blast and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  325. jasmine says:

    Happy Birthday! Oh how I just love your blog its wonderful & such a awesome giveaway! The products look great haven’t had the pleasure of trying them out!

  326. Susan says:

    Love Bare Minerals. Doesn’t make skin break out. This would be so fun to win!!

  327. Anita says:

    Happy birthday to both of you. Great giveaway. I really love the BE blushes – great colors and natural looking. Give me strawberry shortcake with lots of whipped cream for my birthday cake – yummy!

  328. Fayeth says:

    Sweet! I love this time of year because it’s almost my birthday too!! πŸ™‚ Last year’s was the best in recent memory…. my bf took me to Universal to the Wizarding World of HP!! Totally magical birthday! πŸ™‚

  329. Elizabeth says:

    Hooray for day offs!!!! πŸ™‚

  330. Rissa says:

    I want those primers!!!

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

  331. Danielle says:

    My favorite birthday memory is a skate party in my garage. Woot! for the 80’s

  332. Rosemary says:

    I’m way too sleepy to function…too bad I have to work until 5:30pm πŸ™

  333. Katie-Jean says:

    I love Bare Minerals!! Happy Birthday to ME!!

  334. KP says:

    My absolute favorite product is skin rever-upper. I get compliments all the time on how bright it makes my skin look!

  335. Sasha says:

    Best birthday ever would have to be my eighteenth. It was my first year at University and I invited all of my friends and roommates for dinner which consisted entirely of ice cream—three courses of ice cream!

    Then, following this early but delightful ‘dinner’, we went to see the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway.

  336. Brianna says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is a simple vanilla with strawberry filling!

  337. Maple says:

    Favorite cake flavor… tiramisu!

  338. Kerry A says:

    those colors are just beautiful!

  339. Julia says:

    My favorite cake flavor is chocolate. Chocolate cake with chocolate icing and a big glass of milk.

  340. Antonia says:

    Wow! Yes, the primers are fantastic…especially Chroma Violet.

  341. Inday says:

    Most memorable birthday, the big 3-0! Philippines, pool, huge cake, cases & cases of Red Horse, 10 foot speakers, & at the end of the night – us in the hot tub with a table (!) & the remnants of the cake. Good times, lol.

  342. Paula says:

    I can’t live without BareMinerals concealer. It is the best concealer i’ve ever used.

  343. Qiana says:

    My favorite cake flavor is chocolate with chocolate icing! Mmmmmm
    Qiana recently posted … Thank You Daily Curlz

  344. Amy says:

    It is so pretty outside today!

  345. Jay says:

    Would love to try some of those primers!

  346. gina says:

    i love ICE CREAM cake! i get that every year πŸ˜€

  347. Rebecca says:

    I feel like the odd one out but I’ve never tried any bareMinerals products! I would love to though! That green eyeliner in Oz looks ahhhhmazing!

  348. Tanya^^ says:

    I love chocolate cherry cake!!!!! yum))))
    Tanya^^ recently posted … Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm

  349. jennifer says:

    I wanna win!! Pretty Please?

  350. Hilda says:

    BE skincare, just started using it, so far so good!

  351. AYL says:

    I love tres leche cake!!! mmm soo good πŸ™‚
    Also my sister has an amazing recipie for flourless chocolate cake! Delicious. I wish I could bake ahaha

  352. Giana says:

    I remember when I was in 7th grade when I first learned about MAC Cosmetics. My friend was wearing this gorgeous lipglass called C-Thru that I just had to have! Ever since then I have been in love with makeup. Since that young of an age, I loved experimenting and trust me I have made many mistakes and since I think I have perfected at doing my everyday makeup (with the help of many beauty blogs and youtube gurus – yourself include).

    I wish I would have been able to have these blogs help me when I was younger!

  353. Crissy Durst says:

    I absolutely love Bare Minerals mineral veil, such a great product, it adds that matte finish that every woman wants

  354. Emily says:

    I’ve never tried bare minerals (with the exception of a mineral veil sample once) so I really hope I win! There’s so much hype and I wanna see if it holds true!

  355. jenny says:

    I should be napping bc i have to work tonight!

  356. Addie says:

    i love red velvet cake πŸ™‚ !

  357. Natasha S says:

    red velvet cake is the best cake!

  358. sarah says:

    i love baking cakes cupcakes …..baking’s my passion n i loveeeeeeeee bareminerals! hope i winnnnn!!!!

  359. Chelsie says:

    Even though I’m an adult, my mom still makes me the same birthday cake every year: Angels food cake with strawberries, white chocolate mousse, and chocolate syrup. It’s sooooo yummy πŸ™‚

  360. Lillie says:

    Looks fun!

  361. Carissa says:

    yay for geminis!! my best friend, my dad, and my boyfriend are all geminis!

  362. Chris J says:

    there’s a new Labradoodle in the house ^_^ we call her “Shadow” cuz she follows you around EVERYWHERE hehe

  363. Emma says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 16th because it was the first time my family threw me a surprise party. Red velvet would be my favorite flavor, birthday cake or everyday cake. πŸ™‚ And I can’t live without my tinted Mineral Veil. Thanks Karen!

  364. Lucia says:

    One of my most memorable birthdays was when I went to go play laser tag with a group of my friends =)

  365. Lorraine says:

    My favorite birthday memory was when my father (who worked for an airline) talked the pilot and stewardesses into bringing a little cake to me after the meal! It was pretty neat to have everyone in the airplane sing “Happy Birthday” ….and a little scary too, especially for a 9 year old who had just spilled an entire Coca Cola can on her lap.

  366. Catherine says:

    I love anything that’s topped with buttercream icing!
    Catherine recently posted … Evangeline Handpainted Matryoshka Easter Egg Doll

  367. Heather says:

    Love your blog! Hopefully mine will be as popular as yours someday!!!

    BE & Cupcakes, that was my bday this year in NYC! I absolutely love both so why not combine both with a bday party at the Times Square BE boutique with friends! Had a blast too.

  368. Katie S. says:

    My birthday is this month too! No idea why, but I’m totally craving an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen…haven’t had one since I was a kid =) However, I want to try and make a cool rainbow cake sometime soon!

  369. Tiandra says:

    I just wanna win lol! I love white cake!

  370. Danielle Ellis says:

    One of my most recent favorite birthday times was this past one when my husband and I were in Ireland, having a medieval banquet dinner in an actual castle!! Perfect!!

  371. aubrey c. says:

    I’ve been wearing their loose powders for three years. I’d love to try their other products out!

  372. Stacey says:

    I really, really need to buy AC for my studio.

  373. Katrina says:

    I love Bare Minerals, the latest thing I’ve tried is their mascara and it’s amazing!

  374. heidi says:

    I’m conducting a waterproof mascara experiment this week in order to decide which one to wear to my friends wedding this weekend. thus far colossal is winning.

  375. courtney says:

    omg i want this! so excited!:)

  376. Jessica says:

    I wanna win! lol

  377. Alix says:

    Best birthday cake: yellow cake with lemon filling and white frosting (and loads of frosting roses!)

  378. Amanda says:

    My fave b-day cake is yellow with chocolate frosting!

  379. Kate says:

    TMONEY AND KDAWG hook me up I cannot live without BE primetime and I can’t wait to try the new primers!!!

  380. Kerri Mills says:

    I sooo need this!!!

  381. Alison S says:

    I LOVE their mineral veil!

  382. Carrie Burr says:

    I love white birthday cake, but I love BE more!!!

  383. Sabrina says:

    My bareMinerals must have?? Primetime eyelid primer. It’s AMAZING!

  384. Jenny Bernett says:

    Most memorable birthday…has to be a couple years ago when the Hubby surprised me with tickets to the Titanic exhibit. We were the only people there and it was amazing! Wow… I’m a nerd!

  385. Kelly says:

    Ever since I was a little girl my favorite birthday cake was strawberry with strawberry icing. Now that I am older I love chocolate cake, yummy!

  386. Liz says:

    It’s been so hot outside the last two days here in Chicago. 95 and up!
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  387. Stephanie says:

    I had one real b-day party and it was at the skating rink. It was awesome.

  388. sara p says:

    My favorite type of birthday cake red velvet!

  389. Kellie S says:

    Happy Birthday, BE!! <3 Thanks for letting us share in the celebration!

  390. Jennifer says:

    Ugh in New Jersey and it feels like 110! It doesn’t even feel like the Air Conditioner is on!

  391. Aracely says:

    I just love these items!

  392. Emily says:

    I just turned 30 last week, so that one’s feeling pretty memorable right now!

  393. raina99 says:

    My favorite BDay cake was carrot cake with cream cheese icing MMMM Now I want some! πŸ˜€

  394. Katherine says:

    My favorite birthday cake…well really any time cake! Is carrot cake! If a carrot cake is good I could seriously eat it every single day πŸ™‚

  395. Janelle says:

    Happy Birthday! I love this blog…and I love rich chocolate cake!

  396. christiane says:

    yay :]

  397. Cheryl says:

    I loooove bare escentuals makeup!

  398. rochelle says:

    happy birthday to you and to bare essentials! my favorite birthday cake was a marbled chocolate/vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting… or a simple red velvet! both cakes taste so good, awww man i want cake now!

  399. HouseOfPhotoProps says:

    Happy Hump day!

  400. Karen says:

    Birthday cake flavor ice cream is the bomb!

  401. stephanie says:

    Exciting give away.

  402. Lisha says:

    My favorite for my birthday is Funfetti with cream cheese frosting (going back to when I was little), but my all-around fav is molten chocolate chipotle cake.

  403. MicheleR says:

    Great giveaway! πŸ™‚ I’ve always wanted to try B.E!
    Cheers, & good luck all!

  404. Elizabeth says:

    What a great giveway!!!!! I’m so happy that summer is finally here!!! <3

  405. Rebecca says:

    My most memorable birthday was when I turned 16. My Mom and sisters threw me this huge surprise party. It was so much fun!

  406. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday! my favorite bday cake is my mom’s homemade cheesecake! nothing compares.

  407. Cara says:

    Tabs has lovely paws…

    My most memorable birthday? It was when I was in college and came home just in time for dinner, expecting my family would wish me happy birthday by taking me out to dinner. I arrived home just in time to see them backing out of the garage, on their way to go out to dinner without me! : (((

  408. Stacey says:

    I’d love to try the eyelid primers!

  409. Jennifer says:

    Just when the weather starts warming up I get sick! Poo.

  410. Beth S. says:

    Happy Birthday!
    My fav BE product is Bisque…I use it everyday to conceal imperfections and it works really well.

  411. anita says:

    My favorite birthday cake was the one my 4 year old daughter and I bought my 1 year old son, seventeen years ago. We were in Singapore. It was a blue swimming pool cake with floating cherubs in umbrella hats. When we watch that video now, we still ooh and aah over that cake.

  412. Jessica says:

    my favorite cake flavor is Dominican cake with either guava or dulce de leche in the middle. (Not pineapple, yuck.)

  413. amanda says:

    Happy birthday Karen! πŸ™‚ My favorite birthday cake is from a small little bakery called Joyce’s bakery. it is regular white cake with vanilla frosting and fresh strawberry slices in amazing!

  414. Delina says:

    I have been using BE products for years and bought my first kit at QVC and have bought every item/kit from them. When they have have their “Todays Special Value” on BE, it is always an amazing value! I LOVE their foundation!

  415. Andrea Collins says:

    My daughter graduated from 5th grade today….I’m so proud of her!

  416. Brittany says:

    I am an eye shadow junkie and thus would love to try the prime time primers! Absolutely stunning! (crosses fingers)

  417. Jarucha says:

    I would love to try the primer in Sundance and that eyeliner in Oz! This is a spectacular giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  418. Cindy says:

    OMG I love Bareminerals!!! I really want to get the Love & Happiness collection, so if I could win it here that would be awesome.

    Also, I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Karen!

  419. Mimi says:

    happy birthday!:)
    my absolute favorite flavor of cake is peppermint ice cream! its the best

  420. OCButterfly says:

    Would love to try out this makeup line – am a Bareminerals virgin!! Happy Birthday Karen!

  421. Cindy Carlson says:

    love that bare minerals introduced me to great foundation!

  422. sara says:

    i forgot to mention my FAVORITE NICKNAME OF ALL for old gregg in my comment to your post the other day: sweet potato. sweet potato pie, sweet potato muffin, mr. potato head, or just plain sweet potato (or potato).

    happy bday to youuuu karen!

  423. Ellie says:

    I’ve never tried anything from Bare Minerals before! It’s be interesting to see what I think of their products.

  424. Jess says:

    Recently fell in love with ICE CREAM Birthday cakes! MMMmmmmm

  425. Amista says:

    I remember up until the age of 14-15 years old, every year on my birthday i would get off the bus at my grandma and grandpa’s because my mom worked late, and their would be a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner hanging in the front yard between two lights posts, lol. I loved it when i was younger but as i got older it started to get embarassing.

    Now that im nearly 14 and they have both passed away I wish they still did it – it was the most special thing about all my birthdays. I miss them alot!
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  426. Kim Davis says:

    Happy Birthday! I love Bare Minerals foundation!

  427. Julie DLR says:

    Happy Birthday BE, the best makeup evahhhhh!! I knew about the colored eyelid primers…but that chunky tinted lip balm threw me for a loop! Love it!!

  428. Kylee says:

    i love cake!!!!!!!!!!!!! i always ask for mini cupcakes in every flavor!!!!! i cant just commit to one kind or the others will get jealous! ;D

  429. Amanda Mendez says:

    OMG love the primers!!!! Happy Bday BE! Been a loyal BE user for 5 years now and will never turn back!! <3

  430. Linov H says:

    Augh. So excited about trying their colored primers πŸ˜€

  431. Alice says:

    mm I love chocolate cake πŸ˜›

  432. Daniela says:

    Oh man….Birthday cake! Which one to choose? I looooove anything with chocolate or ice cream. But I think my alltime favorite has to be Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake…..I’m totally addicted to that stuff :0

  433. Elizabeth says:


    Elizabeth recently posted … Monday Poll

  434. Hana says:

    Happy Birthday! πŸ˜€

    Karen, you should treat yourself to Dove’s Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream.
    3 words: To. Die. For.

  435. Sandy A. says:

    Happy Birthday to all Gemini’s and Happy Birthday BE!!

  436. Jessica says:

    Absolutely cannot live without Bare Minerals Well Rested!
    Jessica recently posted … H Wood Poppy

  437. Vijaya says:

    My mom never got me chocolate cake for my birthday, because I was the only one in my family who really liked it. Uh, dude, it’s MY birthday. Also, I never got ice cream cake. =[
    Vijaya recently posted … Adventures in Neutral Eyes- Mistress

  438. Grace says:

    Happy Birthday to you and me and my mommy and my aunt and my cousin and my niece! LOL…I love June babies!

  439. Meg says:

    Oooh purdy! BareMinerals seems so…exclusive to me haha, maybe because the only place around here that sells it is a very expensive day spa! I’ve always wanted to try it.

  440. My daughter turned 8 today. We’re having a pool party Saturday. πŸ™‚

  441. D-nice says:

    I heart strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting. I may have been known to finish a whole cake myself….:-)

  442. Debbie says:

    Awesome pics and great contest! I’m off to check out the rest of your blog now. πŸ™‚

  443. Lisa says:

    Karen, what a great giveaway! My birthday was June 4th, so Geminis unite! I am a huge BE fan and as a matter of fact, years ago I used to write for a beauty column and I reviewed BE before most people had tried it. And I loved it then and now. I find it to give a flawless coverage for me. LOVIN this contest and LOVIN your blog every day! Thanks again!

  444. Amy says:

    BareMinerals = love & happiness! I have used their foundation for a long time and would love to try some of their other products!!

  445. Shari says:

    I love BareMinerals, and I’ve made it a point to get my mom, aunts, cousins, sister, and friends hooked. You’ll think this is strange, but my favorite BareMinerals moment is anytime I take a picture with one of my fellow BareMinerals lovers and our faces all have that same Warmth glow (accentuated and made richer with our various skin tones, of course.)

  446. AnneSky says:

    June is also my birthday month. I love birthdays because this is the time when people dear to you gives you a special time in their busy lives. The most memorable birthday I’ve ever had is when I gave birth to a lovely baby girl 14 days before my birthday. The best gift I’ve ever received. I hope to win the giveaway so I would have an early birthday gift. Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  447. Rosie says:

    i love BE buxom lipglosses. they tingle without making me itchy & they last & last.

    PS Happy 35th!!!

  448. Charan says:

    never tried this brand and would love to see what they hype is about..
    Charan recently posted … Comic 24

  449. Claire says:

    I can’t live without mineral veil!

  450. Cass says:

    What a great giveaway!

    My favorite birthday was this past birthday. My husband flew my mother up to visit and took us out to a fantastic tasting menu dinner. I do not think I have ever been as happy as I was that evening. πŸ™‚

  451. Jessica Leigh says:

    Woohoo! My birthday is a little later this month. Although I can’t say that I particularly like aging, I do like birthday cake πŸ™‚

  452. Meezy says:

    Just bought a revlon lipglass in a super pretty peachy color!

  453. Amanda says:

    I’m a huge sucker for Bare Minerals Buxom lip glosses. Love all the colors especially Sugar!
    Amanda recently posted … Your Favorite Pie Recipe May Be Worth 1000!

  454. Judy G. says:

    Today is my birthday!! hahahaha My birthday reminds me of birthday wishes, God, Family, friends, and my fav. Fruit Tart Cake. I can’t wait for my party this weekend.

  455. Melissa Wagner says:

    My birthday is coming up really soon, hope I’ll have some yummy devil’s food. πŸ˜›
    And maybe some bareMinerals makeup!

  456. Christina says:

    Your previous posts about those Trader Joe’s Cheese Puffs gave me a mad studying craving. Luckily, I live reeaaaalllly close to a Trader Joe’s and got my fix! πŸ˜€

  457. Sheila says:

    I’d love to win, I’m a gemini as well!

  458. Sarah D says:

    Happy 35th!! My 30th is on the 17th and I so happy I have my bare essentials make up to help me look my best well I party!!

  459. Melissa says:

    Watching the Canucks vs Bruins game. Go Canucks go!!

  460. Soo says:

    I don’t really celebrate my birthdays. my parents would let me have parties when I was younger and had a lot more friends but they didn’t happen too often after middle school. it’s not like /I/ did anything special the day I was born, you know? don’t get me wrong, people wishing me a ‘happy birthday’ is always appreciated and who doesn’t love getting presents? but yeah, I don’t mind just spending my special day with my mom. πŸ™‚
    Soo recently posted … Shot of the Day

  461. Sally Jane says:

    Packing and can’t decide what makeup to take and what to leave behind. Story of my life πŸ˜›

  462. Marika says:

    I looooooove red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting πŸ™‚

  463. Erica says:

    My first and only Bare Minerals product is a foundation sample that my boyfriend got with his skincare purchase (weird). I thought the shade was too dark for me and so I tossed it deep in my drawer, although I do like the quality of it…. I mean, I can’t really test it since the color is off, but it seems to be quite smooth in texture.

  464. Katie says:

    One of the best birthdays I ever had was when I was living away from home and working nights, and my friends organized a party for me when I got back to my house. They had a cookie cake, all sorts of drinks, and they’d put Hannah Montana sheets on my bed (inside joke) and gotten me a Hannah Montana alarm clock. It was hilarious and so much fun!

  465. auroragyps says:

    Favorite birthday cake is hard to decide. I’ve had some interesting ones, including Baked Alaska & Black Forest when I was a kid (I was a weird kid). I think my favorite has to be Jello Poke cake with real whipped cream as frosting. I’ve had combos of Strawberry-Banana & Wild Strawberry, Blue Raspberry & Raspberry, & Raspberry & Peach.

  466. Audrey says:

    My favorite birthday was probably my 12th birthday. I didn’t have a huge birthday party or anything, it was really simple. My mom surprised me and took me out to a nice lunch and afterwards we went and got our nails done, then later we all went to see a movie, then
    opened presents and had a delicious homemade birthday cake at home. I loved it.

  467. Magdalene says:

    Love BE. Happy BDay and many more πŸ™‚

  468. anna says:

    I hope I win! I wish it was my birthday everyday so I can have cake everyday. =P

  469. Julie says:

    BE is the only makeup I’ve found I can use without having an allergic reaction. I use the original foundation everyday as a concealer.

  470. Pearl says:

    My birthday this year was awesome! I got to go to Disneyland!

  471. Christina C says:

    Happy birthday! I never made a big deal out of my birthday and I think I should start!

  472. Tierra says:

    Happy B-day Karen!
    My fave BE product is Faux Tan face color. Awesome stuff!

  473. Haaaaaaaapppyyyy birrrrrrrthdaaaaaaay Darlingggg Karen (:
    Wish you the best love !

  474. Pamela Williams says:

    Happy birthday BE & Karen!
    I had a bit too much to drink on my 25th bday and passed out in Pizza Hut. My friends had to carry me out…but only after they had finished eating!

  475. Tammy Gordon says:

    BE is the best makeup around. I will never go back to liquid makeup! BE has a great line and there is something for everyone!!

  476. Lisa Gallu says:

    I love BE Cosmetics. Hard to pick just one, but definetly cannot live without BE lip gloss.

  477. Taylor says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 18th. My friends surprised me and took me out to dinner!

  478. oOOoo I’ll be turning 26 on the 10th, pick me :]
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  479. Amanda says:

    I remember when I had a cowgirl birthday party……we all dressed up western style…….yeehaw! I love warmth from BE…..thx for the giveaway!
    Amanda recently posted … NBA Playoff Nails

  480. Allison C says:

    My favorite BE product is their eyeshadow in Peacock!!

  481. Radhika says:

    Oh I just barely managed to fit into the giveaway…sign up, pls..would love to try these products πŸ™‚

  482. Christina says:

    My day at work today was LOOO-OONG! ’bout to do some retail therapy to relax πŸ™‚

  483. Cassi Teague says:

    Hmmm… I dont actually like cake, with the exception of red velvet CUPcakes! My mom makes brownies for me every year instead of cake πŸ™‚

  484. Kelley says:

    I love Angel Food Cake! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

  485. maria says:

    hey karen did you watch Hangover 2 yet? and if soo man Bradley Cooper is sooo hot right!

  486. Janelle says:

    My most memorable birthday was either my 10th (which was my first official bday party where I could invite friends. I had a party at the local roller rink!) or my 25th (where my friends and I played pub golf and pub scavenger hunt. SO much fun!).

  487. Christie says:

    I really should be doing something productive around the house… but instead I am reading my favorite blogs πŸ™‚

  488. Christie says:

    I want a caramel frappuchino!

  489. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! According to astrology:

    “Geminis born June 9 have a good time in just about any situation and are often the life of the party. These individuals also have a hidden serious side. They are excitable and imaginative, with a great sense of humor. Like most Gemini natives, they are talkative and enjoy a rousing debate.”

    Sounds like you!

  490. abbs says:

    love bare minerals!!! enter me please!

  491. Nou says:

    I can’t live without the minerial veil… if i’m spelling that correctly… it’s sheer and light weight…

  492. lauretta says:

    Have yet to try this brand but I’ve heard great things ! πŸ™‚

  493. Kaianne says:

    My family has always had lemon pound cake for birthdays… I think it’s because it’s the only cake my dad likes and the only one my mom can make! So for birthdays, I always think pound cake with lemony sugary glaze over top.

    But I love me some cherry chip cake from the box… guilty pleasure πŸ™‚

  494. Jennifer A. says:

    I really love the look of all the Prime Time Eyelid Primers, but especially Urban Nature.

  495. brittany says:

    I am entering the day before the contest closes even though I know I won’t win I am still entering.
    my favorite bare escentuals product are the lip glosses because for being “natural” line the pigmentation is very good. in all honesty, I am not really in to birthdays. I don’t like remembering how old I am getting. my favorite flavor of cake is rich chocolate.

  496. Kiran says:

    Today just happens to be my boyfriend’s birthday! We live in Vancouver but he came to see me in Victoria on the Island because I am here for a practicum. i hope you have a good time in Vancouver and the weather stays nice for your trip!

  497. Tahnee says:

    Love your giveaways!!

  498. Michelle says:

    im suuuuper picky about birthday cake but i recently had salted carmel cupcakes that were AHHHHmazing!

  499. Jemimah says:

    i actually never tried any bareMinerals make up yet. im hoping that ill get the chance to here πŸ™‚

    as for my most favorite birthday cake flavor. im filipino, so Ube is ALWAYS my favorite but my “american” favorite is Red Velvet πŸ™‚
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  500. Lori says:

    Love birthdays! Love all birthday cake! And love BE!

  501. Gosia says:

    favorite b-day cake flavor?? hmmm.. i think it’s good enough that it’s cake!!
    –yours truly can’t-live-without cake addict =) (besides BE of course!)
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    • Enigwoman says:

      My favorite birthday was when I was 7 and I was living in Geneva (Switzerland). We had pink cakes and loads of fun. My worst was my 15th visiting Ukraine. I was locked up in my dad’s house due to the snow.

  502. leetal says:

    this is so so exciting!!

  503. Emily says:

    I’m not a fan of birthday cake so I usually have a birthday pie. Yum!

  504. Laurina says:

    I love the Pillsbury funfetti cake!!! Always been my favorite!

  505. Nat says:

    I love whatever flavor yellow cake is with white icing–not sure if that’s vanilla, haha. You know how supermarket birthday cakes always have roses on them? I always made sure I got my own rose on my slice of cake no matter who’s birthday it was.

  506. TinaB says:

    Grasshopper ice-cream pie from Baskin-Robbins! The best birthday “cake” for a summer birthday.

  507. Julie says:

    Not a cake, but my sister made Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for her husband’s 30th birthday last week…OMG, delish! πŸ™‚

  508. Olivia T. says:

    Its soo prettyyy!

  509. Jeanette Reposa says:

    Bare Minerals is my favorite makeup ever. im a long time fan and this is such a great giveaway. Im so excited to be celebrating their birthday!!!!

  510. Freda says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Thanks!

  511. Nina says:

    I love dairy queen ice cream cakes πŸ™‚

  512. Allison says:

    I’m at taiwan and i flew in from cali a day ago and the first thing i did was go on your blog LOL ;D

  513. Q says:

    I love carvel ice cream cake…

  514. Meghan says:

    I love ice cream and ice cream cake is, therefore, my favorite type of cake.

  515. Jessica says:

    Wow this is truly an AMAZING giveaway πŸ™‚
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  516. Jessica B says:

    OOOOOhhhhh Pick me! I have a big chemistry test tomorrow and this would certainly make up for all the hours I have spent studying when I would would rather be at the pool!

    And those eye shadows look like the bomb and would match my summer wardrobe perfectly.

  517. Bridgette says:

    I really want to win this giveaway because I think the charm is so cute! Is that wrong?

  518. I love all things BE.

  519. Michelle says:

    Great gibeaway. Would luv to win.

  520. michaela says:

    this is an incredible giveaway! i am (hopefully) going to find my wedding gown this weekend when i go to NYC πŸ˜€

  521. Cyra says:

    i love anything chocolate…and for some reason I’ve always liked those big sheet cakes from Costco that have mousse filling πŸ™‚

  522. ValbonaPro says:


    The past three days have been okay for me. I was on vacation for three days on a beach, and it was not even planned! My hubby and I decided to just go with it and have an adventure that does not always include planning. So, what were the first three things I grabbed before we head out the door? My makeup in a huge cosmetics bag, two shirts, shorts, and wallet. Oh my goodness, I usually plan trips, but this was the BEST time of my life. I owe it all to him for showing me that it’s not always about planning, but adventure, because adventure and surprises are just not the same when you plan them!

    Have a great day, Karen!

  523. I’m a Gemini too! My birthday is on June 12! My favorite birthday cake flavor is Mango Chocolate mousse! πŸ™‚ Hope I win! πŸ™‚ Advanced Happy birthday!
    Gift Princess Goden recently posted … 1000 Followers 10 Sleek Palettes Giveaway

  524. Kate says:

    Happy Birthday BareMinerals!! Looove their products! πŸ˜‰

  525. Theresa says:

    The 2nd was my oldest daughters birthday. She is now officially a teen- yikes lol. She’s been playing around with make up now trying to find the look that’s right for her. I think she would love some Bare Minerals!


  526. Deb says:

    My most fun cake to make ,was the cookie monster cake I baked and decorated in the middle of the night, for my five year old,one hand decorating the cake, the other hand holding a bottle in my babies mouth,while he was in his bassinet. This was necessary in order to surprise my little boy. His expression when he saw the cake was priceless!

  527. Tiffany says:

    My birthday is coming up in July! I will….. be making my own cake πŸ˜€

  528. Julia says:

    Love me some BareMinerals!! It’s my FAV line!!!!

  529. chloe says:

    hope i win happy birthday bare minerals \o/ hehe

  530. Bridget says:

    One year my mom made this UUUUH-mazing cake that was baked with an edible rose extract. I know it sounds kinda wierd, but it was the most heavenly taste ever…as sweet as a rose smells it tasted and melted in your mouth with the same kind of sweetness that can’t even be explained!! NIRVANA!! …The company that made the extract went outta business and we can’t find that rose extract anywhere. Bummmmer!!! πŸ™

  531. Gina says:

    I would love to try those primers! they look amazing!!

  532. Sara says:

    Love Bare Escentuals! Best thing about birthdays are cream filled donut from the local bakery. Soooo addictive I try to limit them to once a year (I swear the cream is cake icing).

  533. Wendy says:

    i have to two finals tomorrow (two more days till freedom!!) but here i am, reading your amazing blog!!! thanks for the great giveaway πŸ™‚

  534. Denise says:

    I don’t really like cake, but I love ice cream!
    Denise recently posted … Blossom with Maybellines Lip Smooth Color Bloom

  535. Katie says:

    I didnt learn how to use and wear makeup until I was in my junior year of high school! Now I love it! Ive been buying most of mine at the dollar store because I can’t afford the good stuff, and it just doesn’t look as nice πŸ™

  536. Savannah says:

    In my family there is a recipe for this delicious chocolate cake, it’s called “Ma-ma’s chocolate cake”! It’s delish, and it takes 2 days to make.
    Mmmm, I wish I had some right now!

  537. Julie says:

    i love these giveaways…they’re the best!

  538. Millie says:

    Hi, Karen! Thanks for recommending the eyeshadow combo MAC Club and MAC Soft Brown (well, that was several months ago I think). I tried it today and it was love a first swipe!

  539. Phyrra says:

    Happy Birthday! I’m a gemini too πŸ˜‰ (the 18th)
    Phyrra recently posted … Sugarpill Rainbow

  540. nekosan says:

    I stil need to write up all my kitty nicknames, but here’s a few:
    Phoenix: Sir Phoenix of Grey, Mr. Gummy (he has no teeth), Eenix, Eenie
    Madeleine: Maid Madeleine, Queen of All Creation, Little Miss Gorgeous, Maddie, Maddled Cat, Meanie. Matted Cat was her first name.
    Seeker: Seekie, Eekie, Eeker, Squeaker (he meows a lot), Cross-Eyed Kitty, Moe. (My boyfriend is “Miney”)
    Cinders (passed away quite some time ago): Cinder Winder Fuzzbutt; Madame Fuzzbutt Mistress of Stupidity (she wasn’t the brightest of cats)

  541. Kathleen says:

    My favorite Birthday cake was from this year. My fiance bought me a cake from Dairy Queen and told my son to keep it a secret. As soon as they walked in the door, my son told me “me and Daddy got you a cake” “its got ice cream on it and it says your name”. I thought it was hilarious.

  542. Anna says:

    One more final tomorrow and then I’m officially into SUMMER VACATION!

  543. Jen says:

    Love your blog. Can’t wait to see what you review next.

  544. chibicheeks says:

    any cake with fruit in it is delicious!

  545. Connie says:

    i have my last final tomorrow and then i’ll be graduating on friday! congrats to everyone else graduating πŸ™‚

  546. tiffanyterese says:

    i think just standard vanilla is my fave cake flavor!

  547. Ileen says:

    Mmmmm I love ice cream cake and makeup!

  548. Caroline says:

    I love Bare Minerals! Gotta get me some more!

  549. Whitney says:

    I love bareminerals! My favorite is the blushes and bronzers πŸ™‚

  550. Lily says:

    Today was my high school graduation and I just got home πŸ˜€
    The weather was amazing, my makeup was flawless and everything was just fine
    I’m excited for the next stage of my life <3

  551. Susan says:

    colored primers baby!!!!! yeah! happy birthday, karen!

  552. Winning this bareMinerals Makeup contest would make for a wonderful birthday present in advance for me. Thank you! =D
    Bun Bun Makeup Tips recently posted … Stage Cosmetics Photo Pro Foundation Review Foundation For Glowing Skin

  553. Denise says:

    BM lip glosses are fab, as well as their eyeshadows. I also use their Well-Rested under my eyes to lighten and brighten after using concealer. And so many of their products are multi-use in nature, and with the amount you get for your money they are often a good buy!

  554. Stephanie says:

    Oh I really want to try the new primers, they look amazing! Thank you for this giveaway!
    Stephanie recently posted … May Favorites!

  555. Aida says:

    I’m Colombian and we have good cake but I love me some Dominican cake! It’s soooooo yummy!!!
    Aida recently posted … Getting Organized for the Nail Obsessed

  556. monica says:

    Hey Everyone!!!

    I signed up for Make up artist classes, I’m so pumped. I’ve wanted to do it for so many years now. It is in August. Can’t wait. (still keeping my day job, MRI Technologist) ;))

  557. Jay says:

    Red Velvet Cake is always a crowd pleaser!

  558. Tawni says:

    My most memorable birthday was when my boyfriend gave me some small earrings with little tiny real rubies in them. I had never really had real jewels in my jewelry before then!

  559. Patricia Bratton says:

    I love cheesecake for my birthday. My fav. BE product is the Prime Time Brightening & Brightening Pearl Eyelid Primers! They are fantastic!

  560. Grace says:

    Well. I am new to bare minerals, and these look like they are some awesome products! I would love to win them!

  561. Sug says:

    That’s a lovely giveaway! I love BareMinerals πŸ™‚

  562. Ashley says:

    I love BE

  563. Mary w says:

    I just got married last weekend and I wish I had all that makeup to play with!

  564. Anna says:

    chocolate cake is my fav mmm! πŸ˜€

  565. m**m says:

    love red velvet cake!

  566. Amy says:

    <3 Cheesecake!

  567. Sarah says:

    Your photos are awesome! I would love to win.

  568. Rachel says:

    its one of my good friends birthday today.

  569. Sarah says:

    It’s 10:40 pm and I really want a burger! But instead I am going to go be nerdy and read Harry Potter!
    Sarah recently posted … Anniversary!

  570. Amanda Altoro says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with bare minerals and my birthday was on June 4 ! This is absolutely the most perfect prize for me to win, but if I don’t win then I would still love their product anyway. God bless you all that read this.

  571. Tammy says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! My favorite birthday cake is my mom’s strawberry shortcake. Yum yum!

  572. Talya Diri says:

    birthday cake rocks my socks!!!

  573. J says:

    Cake? I want a giant sushi roll instead this year!

  574. Great giveaway! I love you and I love your reviews! I don`t have a BM favorite products but I really like this one: Prime Time Eyelid Primers

  575. Myr says:

    I prefer birthday cupcakes to birthday cakes! More icing per cake ratio. Ha!

  576. paula says:

    i just saw your packing post! very helpful πŸ™‚ i always wear bulky sweater or jackets on the plane to avoid space problems too!
    paula recently posted … On My Nails

  577. Helen Wong says:

    My daughter and I love makeup πŸ™‚ but we’ve never tried BE before, from what you’re showing us it looks good hehe

  578. Nora says:

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

    My favorite cake of all time is Lemon Fluff. No other cake can compare.

  579. Annie Wong says:

    mmmmmΓ―ΒΌΒ©love this new chocolate Godiva has. It’s pistachio. sounds gross but it’s delicious. you should try it πŸ™‚

  580. Ally says:

    I like lemon cake =)

  581. Jaime says:

    My most memorable birthday was my most recent one. I rented a trampoline dodgeball court for my friends and family – great exercise and great fun! My brother threw a ball at me and in my attempt to catch it and get him out I definitely fractured my the middle finger on my left hand…go me!

  582. Lorraine says:

    BE just came to malaysia can’t wait to try them out!

  583. Maria says:

    My new found love: BE Well Rested!! πŸ™‚

  584. karenc says:

    work is stressful but looking at makeup and skincare stuff always makes me feel better! πŸ™‚

  585. Heather says:

    On my last birthday, i went to the Benefit Brow Bar to get my brows done for free. All thanks to a tip from MBB. Thanks Karen!

  586. Mindee Larsen says:

    Happy Birthday to Bare Minerals-my fave makeup & to me cause today is my birthday! YAY! =)

  587. hanh nguyen says:

    Love to try this!! Thanks!

  588. Jacklyn says:

    It’s summer already.,yet it’s cold in Seattle with little sunshine! still i love Seattle! πŸ™‚

  589. Grace says:

    This sounds so exciting!!!

  590. Anna says:

    nice giveaway!

  591. Iren says:

    Awesome giveaway! As for the cake, I’m generally not a big fan of sweets, but I wouldn’t say no to some tiramisu or anything with marzipan πŸ˜€

  592. Amy says:

    Amazing giveaway! Love the site, I’m excited that the Macs bloggers obsession stuff is almost out! Gonna get your lipgloss for sure!

  593. Meng says:

    I just ate a slice of banana cream pie…yum!

  594. Madelynn says:

    What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity BM and Karen!

  595. Diane K. says:

    I never was a big fan of Bare Escentuals not because I didn;t like their make up, rather I never really took the time to try any of their products. Since the line is known as a mineral make up, which to this day, I have no idea what that really means, I just avoided their products which is odd considering I never met any make up product I didn’t love. However, the more products they release, the more excited I’ve become about the line. I have started trying some of the gorgeous eye shadows and liners as well as their glosses which can’t be beat. I think when Bare Escentuals was first launched, they had such a limited and somewhat boring line, that I forever associated with a very dull, boring, natural look. But now that they keep on releasing all these fabulous products, I gotta have them to add to my beauty collection

    Good luck to all and I hope that whoever wins realizes just how special a gift this is and doesn’t let a single product go to waste.

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  596. Diane K. says:

    I follow @karenmbb on twitter and posted about this contest on my twitter page (@DianeLori) with the following post:

    @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win $143 in bareMinerals Makeup

    and the link to this post is as follows:

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  597. Sarah says:

    yay bare mineral has some awesome products!

  598. Joanne says:

    I always get excited when I notice new entries on your blog. And today it was a giveaway entry! YAY-ness!!!

  599. Christina says:

    I’m a new convert to eye primers and these look awesome!

  600. Hannah says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! I would LOVE to try those eye primers!! πŸ˜€

  601. Laura says:

    You just made me realized my birthday is about to come in a month and a week!! Uuuu sad i’ll be dying of nerves because of a essay I have to present to pass my master. Anyway, there is always time to celebrate the passing of years :). Kisses from Spain!

  602. XOH0NEY says:

    Most memorable Birthday? My 21st which was last week (on the 1st of June) partied it up.. VEGAS style! Bought booze , drank a bunch , grew some nasty eyebags/dark circles and now spending birthday money on legit eye cream Aaaahhhh… How lovely it is to be 21! πŸ™‚

    Love your blog , Karen!

  603. Amanda says:

    happy birthday!!! I just had my birthday last month. I bought myself a louis vuitton speedy!

  604. jenn l says:

    One of my favorite birthday cake flavors is a mix of chocolate cake, eclair and fruit tart. My mom makes it and it’s delicious! thank for the giveaway!

  605. thea says:

    I want to WIN THIS! My birthday was yesterday and it was awesome.

  606. Melessa says:

    sadly my most memerable birthday was when i spent it in the hospital cause i couldnt hold down water πŸ™
    im a simple girl- yellow cake, chocolate frosting..yuuuuuummy! πŸ™‚
    and yes, the product i cant live without is their foundation! ive been wearing it for like 8 years i think. ive tried different brands here n there but always seem to come back to my bm. i watched the infomercial for like a year or two dieing to try it before they finally brought it to my ulta! lol

  607. Anne says:

    Red velvet cake is my most favorite kind of cake! My mom used to make it for all our birthdays growing up.

  608. Ik says:

    I had lemon cheesecake for my birthday. πŸ™‚ Was yummm!
    Ik recently posted … GIVEAWAY TIME!

  609. Dela says:

    Favorite flavor???? hmmmm… got to be coffee chocolate.

  610. Jesselyn says:

    Dark chocolate cake all the way!

  611. Sandra Sharples says:

    My most memorable birthday, so far, is this last one. I reached the ripe old age of 65 and now I can do like other oldsters and leave my grocery cart in the middle of the aisle while I wander up and down trying to remember what I was looking for.

  612. chant says:

    I love bananas!!

  613. Henley says:

    I love bare minerals! And it’s almost summer! Light make up is necessary

  614. Elisa says:

    I can’t wait to try to shadow primers!

  615. Rose627 says:

    My bday is on 6/27 so I love this newly discovered cake called lemon crunch…

  616. Melissa says:

    I don’t usually do the giveaway entry but I have been eyeballing the Urban Nature primer since the word of these primers got out!!! It looks AMAZING!!!!!!
    Melissa recently posted … Thursday Look of the Day!

  617. Sandy says:

    My most memorable birthday was my 40th. About 20 of my friends gave me a surprise party at a local restaurant. We had an absolute hottie of a waiter, and when he asked what the occasion was and I said I was turning 40, he looked stunned and made me show him my ID! He might have been the best actor in the world, but he topped off a perfect evening!

  618. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Bare Minerals is a great product. Love these.

  619. Rachel says:

    i actually don’t have a birthday cake, instead my family does birthday pies!


  620. Karla Tyska says:

    My fav birthday cake is an ice cream/cake with vanilla ice cream and topped with chocolate and carmel. Very good!!

  621. AAJ83 says:

    Awesome giveaway as usual πŸ™‚

  622. Evelyn says:

    my birthday was on Sunday! Go Geminis!

  623. Kala says:

    My favorite kind of birthday cake is chocolate with buttercream icing. It has to be buttercream icing, the whipped cream one gives me a stomach ache. Not a good time.
    I love this giveaway, and your blog is pretty amazing. I visit it everyday, I just wanted to let you know πŸ™‚

  624. danielle says:

    Hiya, imma newbie here & very excited to enter, I loooove BE!
    I would have to say one of my best birthdays was just this year. I had all my family around me(even tho there was drama lol), I’m blessed to have my parents and they’re still with me. I love them very much.

  625. Shereen says:

    I like cheesecake for my birthday cake..mmm!

  626. Bunny says:

    Love coconut birthday cake, made with coconut milk instead on milk …. Now I’m hungry!

  627. Maya-Jean Pause says:

    Ever since I was a baby, my mom has always made my birthday cake, from scratch. In a way it’s horrible because every birthday party I go to always has these fake birthday cakes that taste gross. SO, once a year, on September 11th, I always look forward to my birthday cake, because I know it’s going to taste amazing. However, there’s one rule for my birthday cake that my mom has to follow; the cake must be covered in chocolate, inside and out. So usually I get a chocolate cake and I love it!!! Chocolate whipped cream icing is the best. It’s sweet and creamy, but doesn’t make your teeth rot and fall out. I’m excited as to what my birthday cake will be this September, as it’ll be my 21st Birthday!!!!!!!

  628. styleezta says:

    Its my birthday this weekend! My favorite flavor is ube! HOLLA!
    styleezta recently posted … Trendy Tuesdays

  629. LaToya says:

    I have been wanting to try their blushes.

  630. Ruchita says:

    My favorite flavor of birthday cake is vanilla with chocolate frosting!

  631. Pattie says:

    Love, love, love BE – best thing that ever happened to me. Wish it would have been around when I was a teenager. Happy Birthday, BE – wishing you many, many years of success!

  632. chelsea says:

    I’m Waring pink poksa dot undies

  633. Katie says:

    i just ate an everything bagel and now I am poppy seeds in my teeth!

  634. kaari says:

    Love, love, love Bare Minerals & Birthdays!

  635. Kate says:

    I love cake! My birthday cake is always spice cake with caramel icing!

  636. Tiffany says:

    My birthday is June 14th and, like you, I’m turning the big 3-6! I love the “Sephora wisdom” you recieved about appreciating the fact that some people aren’t fortunate enough to see their 36th….I’m so thankful for another year to enjoy my children, family, and friends!!

  637. Amy N. says:

    For me, nothing can be compared with being with my family on birthday.

  638. Leah says:

    PB&J for breakfast – it’s going to be a good day!

  639. Amanda says:

    i’m so excited that b.e. is coming out with the tinted lip balms! i love tinted lip balms and i’m sure they will come out with the best colors! πŸ™‚

  640. Belinda says:

    Thanks for this opportunity to win some BE! I would say Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is my favorite.

  641. jenniet2002 says:

    i love trying different primers so this would be great! xoxo!

  642. JamieRebecca says:

    birthday cakeeeee………….mmmmmmmmm now i’m hungry. i love a rich moist chocolate cake with my mothers homemade peanut butter icing.

  643. Christina says:

    My most memorable birthday was this years. I turned 23 and that morning was a bad morning. So my husband said we’d go out for a nice walk at an outdoor mall. He said he’d take our baby (2 year old) and let me actually shop for myself and when he came back he saw I way looking at some things and decided to buy them for me behind my back and surprise me with the shopping bag! Haha my sweet man! After that he he said he wanted to take me to a fancy place but I asked for Portillos instead. haha, We had a great lunch and even got some of their chocolate cake. πŸ™‚ He really made me feel very special that day and I love him more for being so awesome!

  644. I can not wait to try all those rainbow of colors, for the eye primers.Have a wonderful day…And Happy 35 years Bare Escentuals,<3

  645. Ashley H. says:

    I love red velvet b-day cake.

  646. Lisa says:

    What a great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  647. Jae says:

    oooooh, i’m feelin’ lucky!! ;p one of my most memorable bdays was my 11th. i had my first bday party/slumber party and girl, it was off the hook fun! we watched scary movies (friday the 13th part something was one of them), played with make up, teased our bangs/crimped our hair, had a fashion show and talked boys….twas fun!

  648. Hayan says:

    I love BRs ice cream cakes. I’ve always had them for my birthday πŸ™‚

  649. Lib says:

    Going green.

  650. Joanna Smith says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!! Hope this is the best year ever for you! I have been such a long time follower of yours, it is exciting to see how much your site has evolved over the past few years. I would love to win this giveaway, as I need some new cosmetics to spice up my summer look! I know if some bareMinerals products are sitting on my bathroom counter, my Mom and sister would love to give them a try also! We love to experiment with color and create new looks for ourselves! Thanks so much for the chances to enter. I am doing both {tweeting as @joannaonthelake }

    Oh, and my favorite flavor of Birthday Cake is…….anything Chocolate, german chocolate, death by chocolate, you get the idea!

    May you have the sweetest birthday ever!


  651. Gina says:

    My favorite flavor of cake is definitely vanilla! I actually don’t like chocolate at all D:

  652. I love this giveaway, thank you so much for offering it! I retweeted already, but came back here to say I can’t wait to try the new primer shadows from Bare Escentuals!!!

    and my favorite cake is the Dairy Queen Blizzard cakes… mmm mmm MMMM!

  653. Tami says:

    Bare Escentuals has great birthday parties!!

  654. Maggie says:

    Happy birthday! I hope it’s a fabulous one! My mom tells me frequently that 30s are way more pleasant than 20s (I’m almost 26 now). Now that you’re partway through them, what do you think? πŸ™‚

  655. Silje T. says:

    Oh! I love that you have contests all the time.

    Happy birthday btw – you look stunning!
    Silje T. recently posted … Er det ikke flott!

  656. Lisa says:

    Scored my dream job yesterday! One final exam stands between me and summer freedom!

  657. Renate says:

    My favourit birthdaycake? Slagroomtaart it is a Dutch cake with whipcream, jam, cake and fruit and it ‘s delicious!! Mmm can’t wait to eat a piece.

  658. Well I have to say, I had a very memorable bday this week, when some BE friends and I went to the boutique and went a little nutty. SO MUCH FUN!

    But really, any birthday at all, they are just so much fun!

    I have recently been obsessed with all of the radiances…I can’t get enough! I use matte, and to add a little lift, a radiance can just be a blast.

    I am DYING to try the new primers though, they look AMAZING!

    And yes, you DO look stunning πŸ˜‰

    Happy Bday to Geminis!

  659. Stephanie Russell says:

    Favorite flavor of birthday cake is the good ol’ fashion original birthday cake-yellow cake with a vanilla funfetti/sprinkle type buttercream.

  660. Ruthie says:

    My absolute favorite Bare Escentuals is their Loose Eye Shadows. I now have them in almost 20 shades. I love loose shadows and these are by far some of my favorites.

  661. Barbara says:

    My birthday is coming up pretty soon =)

  662. Denise F says:

    My favorite birthday was 14, when my mother (who passed 12 years ago) and my little sister took me shopping at the mall for a new outfit. My sister dragged us into the furniture section of a department store and I was really grouchy and upset because it was MY birthday and we had no reason to be in there… well, my sister and mom had been in there a week earlier and my sis found out that the jukebox in the display actually worked… and played the song “Denise” – so she plopped me down in a recliner and played my name song… such a sweet birthday…

  663. LC says:

    Happy birthday, Bare Escentuals!

  664. Sharon says:

    I just saw the Love and Happiness kit at the BE boutique today and it looks fabulous. I have not seen the creme shadows yet but I’m dying to try them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  665. Nicole15 says:

    Happy Birthday! Like fine wine Karen…. πŸ™‚

  666. Farah says:

    I am so psyched about this Love & Happiness kit. Just reading about it makes me a little happy. And those Primers, Awesome!

  667. Bonny Y says:

    I love those bare escentuals eyelid primer colors!

  668. Tiffany says:

    My favourite birthday cake was a Powerpuff Girls one when I was 19. To this day, I still adore The Powerpuff Girls! πŸ˜‰

  669. Amanda C says:

    My favorite birthday cake is Jello Cake! Happy brithday doll!!! btw; you look great for your age πŸ˜€

  670. bethany says:

    My birthday is coming up soon! I want to have a raspberry walnut cake with whipped cream frosting or a chocolate cheesecake. Chocolate or raspberries? maybe I can convince my mother to make both? I Love BareMinerals! πŸ™‚

  671. erika elias says:

    My last birthday was actually my most memorable and worst, my dad passed away on it.

  672. Patti says:

    So glad a friend referred me to this blog. LOVE IT!

  673. Denisse says:

    I love love love the bare minerals bronzer!!! It gives me such a nice natural glow! πŸ™‚

  674. nams says:

    i didnt receive a birthday gift this year and i want this to be it!

  675. Karen says:

    I want to win b/c this year my birthday wasnt so great at all, this prize would totally make up for it!!!

  676. Amber says:

    Happy birthday, BE! My favorite is ice-cream cake! Cheers πŸ™‚