Two Ways to Win 2 Pieces of MAC Peacocky Makeup

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Scientific Housewife! Congratulations, Scientific Housewife! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

Heya, ladies. Do you ever wonder what Christmas is like in Australia? If you live there, please leave a comment and let me know, because I often wonder about it. I mean, this is the middle of your summertime, right? Do you guys decorate Christmas trees? πŸ™‚


In Hawaii, some folks decorate the coconut trees in their front yards, but most people either decorate fake trees, or they buy regular pine trees that come shipped over from the mainland (and consequently cost about twice as much as ours do here).

I remember one December when we were visiting my in-laws in Hawaii we woke up on Christmas morning to find a peacock chilling in the back of my father-in-law’s pickup truck. Now that’s something you don’t see every Christmas. Tabs would have thought, “WOW! Is that for ME?!”

Speaking of peacocks, the brand spankin’ new MAC Peacocky collection of 15 Mega Metal Eyeshadows and 12 Kissable Lipcolours will strut onto counters, eyes and lips on January 6, but here’s a sneak peek: two eye-popping brights from the release — the bold, shimmery teal Odalisque Mega Metal Shadow and the creamy blueish pink Vanity Fair Kissable Lipcolour.

Gorgeous, right?

You know what time it is. πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

Win a MAC Brush Collection Set

  • One (1) tube of MAC Peacocky Kissable Lipcolour in Vanity Fair and (1) pan of MAC Peacocky Mega Metal Shadow in Odalisque (a $38 value).

  • 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. Tell me about one of your holiday traditions, how you feel about pajamas, what yummy treats you’ve been enjoying this week, or describe what you felt was the best gift you gave this year.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win 2 Pieces of MAC Peacocky Makeup (a $38 Value)

  • The deadline to enter is Monday, December 27, 2010 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 any country 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).
  • 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,


  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Scientific Housewife! Congratulations, Scientific Housewife! 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. Diana says:

    Pajamas, eh? I got a lovely pair for Christmas today – silky inside with fleece on the outside.

  2. Bridget Straszheim says:

    I grew up in South Africa and Christmas is hot hot HOT! I could never understand roast turkeys, hot mulled cider etc, often we had cold cuts and salads as Christmas lunch – and then a swim afterwards – a welcome, cool treat!

  3. Svetlana says:

    The best gifts I got for Christmas are MAC’s lipstick in Snob and Viva Glam Gaga gloss !! Love pinks <3

  4. antithesis says:

    my big brother calls and wakes me up every christmas morning, continuing the tradition from when we were kids. sometimes, he’d get up really early and open all his own gifts and then wake me up b/c he wanted to see what i got.

  5. milaxx says:

    I miss buying MAC & would love to win.

  6. Nickey says:

    I wonder why MAC is spelling Lipcolour the Canadian/European way?? Even though I’ve been living in the states for 2 years, I think I’ll always spell the Canadian way πŸ™‚

  7. Stephanie says:

    Oooh i want those! SO pretty! Peacocks are actually my favorite animal πŸ™‚

  8. Agnes says:

    Merry Christmas Karen & Tabs! <3
    i am currently still in my pajamas! LOL fleeeece pajamas that its πŸ™‚ so so super warm, especially when its snowing outside. hope you and tabs have an amazing christmas πŸ™‚ stay safe and well, i guess you'll be warm already haha πŸ™‚
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  9. Tiffany says:

    mmmm I made awesome french toast for Christmas breakfast – I think this will be a new tradition!

  10. Ally says:

    The colors for this collection at so fabulous! It’s just what we need for the chilly January we har ahead!

  11. Ana says:

    My best friend gave me a pair of pj’s for christmas and I love them!

  12. snoopysteph says:

    A friend of my husband’s says “that’s cocky” instead of “that sucks.” I can’t help but think of him when I see the name “Peacocky,” lol! πŸ˜€

  13. Lei says:

    Nice of you to do a give away! I actually don’t own much of MAC products other than their gel liner but I do want to start a collection. πŸ™‚

  14. Lisa S. says:

    I’m in Georgia visiting my mom and dad and eating waaaay to much! I’ve also spent my way through all the Sephoras and Mac stores between here and Missouri.
    These colors look gorgeous, and I’m looking forward to picking up some of the pieces in this collection.

  15. Fieran says:

    In Malaysia, where I come from, they use fake trees that last a long, long time πŸ™‚ Every year you set it up and then you put it away afterward. The best part about living in a multi-racial country is that the shops are always open. If it’s Christmas, the people who don’t celebrate it work instead. So although I don’t celebrate Christmas, I remember it as the best time to go to the malls and pick up some good bargains πŸ™‚
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  16. Hetal Patel says:

    yay! love your give aways!!! this year, i decided to return this absolutely amazing dress from nannette lepore to take that money and instead give my boyfriend an amazing gift, a macbook since he’s going back to school. it was well worth it!!! =)

  17. chanel says:

    I absolutely love a good pair of pajamas. I like cute shorts pajamas. Target carries some cute shorts that come with super soft matching shirts. I like pant pajamas for lounging around the house but not sleeping.

  18. Appu says:

    WOW! That eyeshadow is gorgeous πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

  19. Debbie says:

    Did you know the females are called peahens? I had no idea until I saw a sign at the Bronx Zoo, lol!

  20. yiota says:

    Merry Christmas Karen!!

  21. Aparnaa says:

    You’re awesome… and that eyeshadow is soooo so so so so pretty!
    I was so excited to wear pajamas for Christmas today. I got new pajamas! And my little sister and I cooked Christmas dinner. I love Christmas so much.

  22. mishel says:

    merry xmas karen!!

  23. MG says:

    it’s been raining here all day and so gloomy…blah!

  24. Karen B says:

    That Odalisque eyeshadow looks a-ma-zing!
    Karen B recently posted … Wednesday Wonderful- Sunset

  25. Aracely says:

    I hope you, Tabs, and your “el hub” had a very merry christmas!

  26. Allegra says:

    Best gift I gave: Nike gear for my 2 best friends πŸ™‚

  27. LolaAM says:

    I’m so excited to see the entire Peacocky collection! I think I’ll be getting a lot of items from it.

  28. Missy M says:

    I wish I had a kitty like Tabs. Damn husband allergies

  29. Alex says:

    I love that color!
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  30. kiki says:

    the colors are beautiful πŸ™‚

  31. Alex P says:

    Merrry Christmasss

  32. Hanna says:

    My favorite gift I gave this Christmas was a handmade planner with hand stitching. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Katie says:

    I’d loooove to try this eyeshadow. It looks GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas!
    Katie recently posted … Merry Christmas!

  34. Molly says:

    Happy Xmas Karen (and Tabs, of course!)
    I just ate such a delicious meal with my family, and am so glad I could spend the holidays with them, especially my sister!

  35. Nadine says:

    Merry Christmas! We’re just sitting down for Xmas dinner. I can’t imagine having snow at Christmas. Right now its 10 C out, and cloudy.

    Thanks for every giveaway you do!

  36. J says:

    Merry Xmas! We can’t stop eating rum cake here!

  37. Christina says:

    I love that I’m not the only one who has to check this blog even on christmas!

  38. Nadine says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen! I have yet to visit Hawaii or Australia, but you definitely make me want to go!

  39. Kate says:

    I was in Australia for Christmas in 1991 and it was interesting….Santa came in on a steamboat and we unwrapped gifts from under a fake tree in our shorts and tank tops! A BIG meal and then off to the beach! Merry Christmas everyone!

  40. Savannah says:

    I got the NAKED palette from my aunt for Christmas!

  41. Markina says:

    Christmas in Maui!

  42. Jana says:

    *Puts hand up* I live in Australia! .. Sydney to be exact!
    We decorate our christmas trees! Crazy filo mothers get excited over last year sales and stock up on decorations to put the year after HAHAHAHH!!

    Because it’s summer, people usually have barbecue or .. yes, “barbies” seafood is also pretty popular aswell πŸ™‚ .. oh and pavlova .. love pavlova! WOW. Not that I’m thinking about pavlova, I want some .. yum .. heheh okay, hope you had or having a lovely Christmas πŸ™‚ take care <3
    Jana recently posted … Christmas snaps –

  43. courtney says:

    wow i want to win! merry xmas!

  44. Claire says:

    My family always gets lotto scratch off cards in our stockings, hoping that one day we’ll strike it rich and split it!

  45. Tracy says:

    Christmas in Hawaii would be lovely πŸ˜€

  46. Stephanie says:

    I got NARS stuff for Christmas. Loving this brand.

  47. evo says:

    I’m heading out for dinner with the bf’s family. No turkey today but a chinese dinner.

    We’ll have turkey tomorrow with my family

    Merry christmas to u and family! Keep up the good work!

  48. Soo says:

    this is so nice of you!
    we didn’t do anything special for Christmas today. no tree, no presents (went shopping last week) and just had a nice family dinner together
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  49. Nina says:

    i <3 peacocks … so majestic.

    when we walk in a certain part of houston, there actually are wild peacocks that live there. so pretty !!!

  50. Harpa O says:

    My best gift this year was custom made decks of cards to everyone in my family. The backside of every card has a picture of me from when I was about 2 years old, eating waffles with my grandfather. Everyone in my boyfriend´s family also got decks of cards but with a picture of him playing in the snow when he was a cute 1 year old:) These gifts were a big hit!!

  51. May says:

    I’ve been addicted to dark chocolate kit kats lately – so good!

  52. Tavi says:

    This morning I made whole grain pecan and peppermint pancakes, they were delicious!

  53. Anca B. says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen! I hope you have a great time! πŸ™‚
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  54. Michelle Franczek says:

    Merry Christmas !
    That’s fantastic blue – I love blue eye shadow πŸ˜€
    I was searing everywhere for a nice shade to no avail – limited selection in a very small canadian town !

  55. Sonya says:

    We don’t celebrate Christmas Day (only Christmas Eve). We have twelve dishes, no meat (except fish), and we open presents that evening πŸ™‚

  56. Grace says:

    How was your Christmas, Karen? Had a wonderful and relaxing day, as well as some great gifts!

  57. loofah says:

    love these colours

  58. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone out there! May the spirit of the holidays fill everyone’s life with joy and peace.

  59. elisa says:

    Merry christmas to you and tabs! I can’t wait for this collection

  60. Samantha says:

    My best gift given would be to my mom– a massage! and I got a new kitten:):)
    Samantha recently posted … Sephora Good as Gold Holiday Look 2010

  61. mint says:

    That’s a stunning blue πŸ˜€ and Merry xmas!!
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  62. Farah says:

    Well we had a white christmas and I got a fabulous pj set from betsey johnson πŸ™‚

  63. Tracey says:

    Hey ladies! This is my first time on this site and i Love it so far!

  64. Joumana says:

    I love that blue! Reminds me of this necklace I have!

  65. happybadfish says:

    It’s my birthday today. I don’t live close to my family so I’m not really doing much. Usually my friends don’t wanna hang out on my birthday!! Haha! I am actually studying the physics of MRI for my upcoming exam in January. Nice way to spend Christmas and a birthday! Haha!

  66. Shannon says:

    Merry Christmas everyone! I enjoyed spending time with my family this holiday..and can’t wait for the New Year.

  67. Meg says:

    The best Christmas gift I got was mac vouchers! Such a treat for me, a poor student who can only afford to buy mac once in a blue moon πŸ™‚ Might have to invest in some strobe cream…

  68. cybèle says:

    I’m in the SOUTHEAST US and it’s been snowing all day! No makeup today because I just stayed in and drank wine and ate turkey… ahahaha πŸ™‚

  69. Tiffy says:

    Is the content valid for Canadians? πŸ™‚

  70. Lily says:

    Merry Christmas T-Money and K-Dawg!!!

  71. Halifax says:

    I didn’t even grow up celebrating Christmas, so I’ve only been eating turkey and stuff for a few years πŸ™‚ Just wish there’s some kind of food rotation, cause I want something new already lol

  72. Glosslizard says:

    Ooh, Vanity Fair is gorgeous! It reminds me of Petite Indulgence!

  73. anita b. says:

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays. imnotarunner {at}{gmail} {com}

  74. Chezanne says:

    I just got married last week and I had a peacock theme! I love peacocks and I adore your website!

  75. Alison says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen and Tabs!

  76. Crissy says:

    I got my sister a bunch of high-end makeup!

  77. Kathy Bah says:

    Those colors remind me of Nikki Minaj, I like that combo

  78. Lucy Francis says:

    Hi there, thanks for hosting the giveaway

  79. Atifa H says:

    I had Christmas Dinner at my little cousins house yesterday.. we played makeup and she was scared of the mascara.. even more of the eyeliner. But her cheeks were as pink as can be and she had some blue shadow up until her eyebrows. She also drew little pink lipliner hearts on her face.. as cute as can be!

  80. sharee says:

    looks great

  81. Jackie says:

    I’ve been addicted to the Chex Muddy Buddies. Its been my daily snack. Ugh. So good in all its peanut butter, powdered sugar and chocolatey goodness lol.

    On a different note, this collection looks amazing. Looking forward to its release!
    Jackie recently posted … Sneak Peek MAC Peacocky Collection

  82. – my favourite Christmas tradition is opening presents on Christmas Eve. We would have our favourite dishes for dinner (no turkey :p) and then go right to the gift exchanging πŸ™‚

    -tweeted about this giveaway on:!/callitbeauty_/status/18857421124403200

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours πŸ™‚
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  83. Melody says:

    I love teal! =D merry Christmas!

  84. Jian says:

    I spent my Christmas two years ago in Melbourne in Aussie! It was really REALLY surreal! Honestly! We landed on Christmas day and the sun was beating down! There weren’t any REAL Christmas trees outside shopping malls and such because apparently it’s too hot! And then we had a BBQ and were served Pavlova by our friendly hosts! It was the most unChristmassy Christmas I’ve ever had!! But it was absolutely lovely to be basking in the warmth after half freezing to death in the UK!

    Hope you’re having a great Christmas day!
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  85. michaela says:

    i got a leopard print snuggie for christmas and now i feel like i am one with my three cats. not weird at all. and two weeks ago i got engaged, so fun fact: this has been the best december on RECORD πŸ™‚ hope you had a fabulous christmas too!

  86. Tukta says:

    Can’t wait to go shopping with my Mom

  87. Phyrra says:

    I made 6 batches of red velvet chocolate chip cookies for the holidays this year! I added buttercream frosting to some of the cookies and it was amazing.
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  88. kelley says:

    That peacock colour i DIVINE! Happy holidays by the way πŸ˜€
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  89. Anina says:

    Too much food really, lech flan, chicharon and even lechon pizza! Crazy crazy Manila Christmas!
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  90. Mary says:

    Merry Christmas =)

  91. Kate & Zena says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen!

  92. Jen says:

    Holla from Hawaii! Just once, I’d like to spend Christmas somewhere cold, where it snows… just so I can have the experience. Just once!

    It was a bright sunny day here, and a little humid… We used to buy a Christmas tree when I was younger, but then we got lovebirds and now we have a dog, so we don’t bother anymore. I have a small fake tree but I didn’t even take it out and decorate it this year… sad.

    Hope you’re have an awesome Christmas, Karen!

  93. Debbie says:

    I love receiving pajamas and socks for Christmas, the best ones I got this year were pajamas with puppies and socks with mustaches!!!

  94. Madelynn says:

    I love the colors!

  95. Rachel says:

    Merry Christmas Karen!!! I love me some chocolate during Christmas!

  96. Katrina says:

    Ouu pretty!

  97. Hailey says:

    Christmas was so fun! I miss it already πŸ™‚

  98. jillian says:

    I got a brand new pair of fleece pajama bottoms for Christmas today. I am wearing them now! They are very warm and snuggly!

  99. Lisi says:

    I also love chocolate during Christmas – especially the dark one!

  100. Devon says:

    I got some new PJ’s for Christmas, they’re pink with little Scotty dogs (sorry Tabs!)

  101. Tarren Roberts says:

    You have GOT to try the Chai Latte at Joe Muggs! (they have them inside Books A Million). its HEAVEN!!!!

  102. LatestGirls says:

    Have been enjoying lots and lots of chocolates and cakes.

    After having them I feel bit worried at the back of my mind all about my diet plans and the extra pounds I might put on.
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  103. Amy says:

    I am sooo stoked for Cham Pale and Stylishly Yours from MAC, and this collection comes out the day before my birthday, so I fully plan on getting my makeup done with all these new products because they are alllll my favorite colors!

  104. Alex says:

    I got some really nice things for Christmas, but i wish I could’ve given more out this year. I love anything to do with makeup and beauty, and those things always make me feel cheery, and fun!

  105. Kylie says:

    What a cool giveaway!!! Gorgeous colors!! Thanks Karen:)

  106. Rebecca Rahmani says:

    My family doesn’t really celebrate Christmas with giving gifts and having a tree but we do invite our family over for a scrumptious feast. I really enjoyed this Christmas as I got to spend time with my family and my kitty Shadow (possibly a new friend for Tabs πŸ™‚ ) Plus a great part of my Christmas was waking up to snow!

  107. Nalini Reid says:

    2010 was the best Christmas EVER πŸ™‚

  108. Katherine says:

    On pajamas: I got my husband the cutest ones for Christmas! He studies ants in grad school, and I found a pair with little ants all over them.

  109. Marian says:

    I totally blew off Weight Watchers today and ate tons of cookies! Scottish shortbread are my favorites….lots of butter…mmmmmm. I got a Kindle for Christmas! I love it so!

  110. Erin says:

    Merry Christmas! I want you to know that I love your blog, and I wish you all the best for the new year. Keep doing what you do, you always make me smile :).

  111. Anna says:

    My family just played monopoly and I lost quite badly. Darn St. Charles Place!

  112. Vicki says:

    My bf bought me my first MAC brushes for Christmas! Along with some other MAC goodies… <3

  113. brittany says:

    I just want to say, I had a wonderful Christmas with my family as well as my boyfriend’s family. It was our first Christmas for me to be with his family and it was great. They’re so goofy and weird (just like me) and it was nice to fit in!

  114. Edward says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  115. Jenn says:

    I will be trying my 1st chai latte as a direct result of your love for them!

  116. Sunny says:

    Thanks! Happy holidays!

  117. Katya says:

    I got a birchbox for christmas! So excited to get my first shipment of samples πŸ™‚

  118. Caitlyn says:

    Best gift I gave this year was definitely the huge set of body wash/shampoo/spray I got for my brother. Everybody benefits.

  119. Jenny says:

    This Christmas, the only presents I got was things I buy myself to spoil myself with normally. How unthoughtful of my boyfriend and mom! -_- But I still love them πŸ™‚

  120. Charline Williams says:

    I am really sad because I did not get a Macbook Air today but in Jesus name I will. Very excited!!!

  121. Courtney says:

    This is gorgeous!

  122. Alexis says:

    I would be ECSTATIC to win this. That eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous, and Lord knows I love a pink lip. Happy Holidays!

  123. Mai says:

    The best gift I’ve gotten this year was a Victor/Victoria dvd πŸ™‚ No one appreciates Julie Andrews musicals anymore!

  124. Kelsie says:

    The best Christmas tradition ever is that my mom makes the best sweet rolls Christmas morning and we stay in our PJ’s all day. Anyone that comes over has to be in their pajamas tooo so it’s a big party all day. Even after i got married we try to keep that tradition alive.

  125. Stephanie says:

    I got lots of good stuff. Extra happy to be with everyone!

  126. Tish says:

    Everything shuts down in the Philippines during Christmas eve/day. Malls and stores close early (some stores even cease operation for two days), heck even Starbucks closes early! Everywhere you look is a ghost town. haha! But it’s cool, though. The traffic becomes so much more pleasant when everyone’s in their homes anticipating the last few minutes till Christmas day. Gotta love Noche Buena despite losing sleep. I don’t think I’ll ever trade it for anything. Being with your family — aunts, uncles, cousins and your fiance included — has got to be the best thing about Christmas. Wining these Peacocky items will certainly be the icing on the cake!

    Merry Christmas Karen and Tabs from the Philippines!

  127. Kathleen says:

    Thanks so much for another fabulous giveaway. Merry Christmas everyone!

  128. Liza says:

    In the name of Judaism I go to movies and eat Chinese food on Christmas, my favorite is Yet Wah is San Rafael

  129. Diana K. says:

    Merry Christmas to you, el Hub, and Tabs! I hope you guys are staying warm and celebrating this holiday well πŸ™‚

  130. Butterz says:

    I swear I’ve been looking everywhere for the perfect teal color to do a “teal smokey eye”. This is it!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  131. Rosie says:

    i love my red fleece pajamas. i put them on every Christmas morning and stay in them all day πŸ™‚
    Merry Christmas to all and 3 days off in a row!!

  132. sarah Bee says:

    we dont celebrate Christmas but we have similar religious occassion where elders give gifts or money to their youngsters , i loved being a kid, i miss the days when we used to gather around our parents, uncles, or aunts and chant until they give us our eidi. Fun old days

  133. Kimber Y. says:

    That’s a really pretty color combo!

  134. Abby says:

    Turquoise it totally my favorite color! And that’s a gorgeous shade…

  135. Ariana A says:

    i loved my holiday

  136. Donna C says:

    I’m a MAC addict who has been trying to abstain from buying. But I LOVE these colors! I can’t wait to see the whole collection. The colors will look great with my new pajamas. πŸ™‚

  137. Andrea says:

    I got the Urban Decay 24/7 Jackpot Set as one of my Christmas presents, cannot wait to try them all! πŸ˜€

  138. Pegs says:

    How about a post about holiday traditions, how I feel about pajamas AND what yummy treats IÒ€ℒve been enjoying this week? Because my family’s holiday tradition includes being able to get up as early as we want to open our stockings (which usually includes some sort of chocolate treat), but then we aren’t allowed to start unwrapping the big presents under the tree until EVERYONE in the family is out of their pajamas and into “day” clothes, eaten and brushed their teeth and everything. As a kid it drove me nutters, just waiting because I swear my parents took it slow on purpose πŸ˜€

  139. Elizabeth says:

    <3 the pink lipcolour. merry christmas πŸ™‚

  140. Jane says:

    I got Hello Kitty pajamas for Christmas!!

  141. sara says:

    i got a mac look in a box for christmas and i loooovvveee it<3
    merry christmasss!!

  142. M. Gellhorn says:

    When my first cat, Tigra, moved in with me nine years ago (her little sister, Cheetara, joined our family a few years later) the members of my family and I started a new tradition of giving creative presents to the kitties. It’s become one of our favorite traditions, as we always love checking out the wonderful and often wacky gifts we each choose for these two special tabby cats!

  143. Nurul says:

    that peacocky is the purrfect shade for peacock! would love to win πŸ™‚

    happy holidays~

  144. margaret says:

    i can’t believe christmas is almost over here in ca.

  145. knownever says:

    Hope you’re having a merry Christmas!

  146. Lisa L. says:

    Ooh I love wearing pajamas on Christmas! Right now, I am wearing red pajama bottoms. They have white snowflakes on them with black reindeirs. They are so cute!

  147. elisabeth says:

    Ooooh, pretty!

  148. Jenn says:

    I received a donut maker from my both my secret santas. I made my first batch last night and they were a success!

  149. Yen says:

    We spent Christmas with my aunt, uncle, and cousins who just immigrated from Vietnam. I don’t think they like our food very much.

  150. Shveta says:

    I absolutely love the colors of a peacock so its very fitting that MAC comes out with these beautiful colors – love the blue!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!

  151. Heidi says:

    This collection looks gorgeous!

  152. Myr says:

    My friend is going through a peacock phase right now, and her Christmas tree is decorated with the colorful little things as ornaments. πŸ™‚

  153. charlie says:

    i gotta have eggrolls on holidays!!

  154. Yao says:

    I’ve spent most of my holiday break rewatching all of Babylon 5. Good times. πŸ™‚

  155. Shannon Brady says:

    I grew up on the big island of Hawaii, we used to decorate all the house plants with lights and garlands and ornaments! It was great celebrating in Hawaii! We would go to the beach and bring chicken and macaroni salad! I miss those days!

  156. Leigh says:

    My favorite gift that I got was a 32 inch flat screen! I also received the neutral lipglass palette from Tartan Tale. As for pajamas I still have my eyes on the onesies at Victoria’s Secret. I’ll add that to my wishlist, Lol.

  157. Katie says:

    I looooove these colors!

  158. BeautyMaven says:

    This Christmas my Mom got me the BEST gift— Urban Decay’s Naked Palette!!!!! She went in to our local Ulta and interrogated on when they would be getting more in, and was there when the doors opened to get me one. I can’t believe they’re so impossible to find– but now, I have one! I literally screamed, lol!
    (Kind of like when I saw this Peacocky collection, haha!)
    BeautyMaven recently posted … New Years Dress-Up pt 2!

  159. Kat says:

    I love love love the holidays!!! <3

  160. Diani says:

    The eyeshadow and lipgloss are going to be perfect for summer. I can’t wait! Anyhow, I saw this Tabby Spandex parody and immediately thought of Tab and you. Jolly hols πŸ˜€

  161. Maria says:

    I’m so happy that my friends thought of a GPS for me this year, i’m lost all the time!
    Maria recently posted … Christmas eyelashes!

  162. Melisa says:

    I love pajamas, especially the cute and comfort one πŸ˜€

    Kisses from Indonesia

  163. nabel says:

    i loove my super comfy slippers, they make everything sooo much better πŸ™‚

  164. Tina says:

    My Ulta Eyeshadow Palet, and my Orly Space Cadet!

  165. Perla says:

    My hubby gave me a Pandora bracelet for Christmas! I’ve wanted one for a long time. To make it extra special my 6yr old daughter picked out my first charm.

  166. Rochelle says:

    Ironically for the X-Mas, we had turkey. So it was like Thanksgiving on Christmas day lol!

  167. Eunice says:

    Freakishly cold winter saved by the warmth of the heater and family love…I love Christmas :))

  168. Meezy says:

    I got two MAC pigment sets for Christmas! Can’t wait to try them out!

  169. Kat says:

    My favorite part of the holidays every year is baking cookies “for Santa” with my baby siblings and tracking him on the Norad Tracker! So cute and fun!

  170. Nina says:

    I ate a ton of food, I need to stop LOL

  171. Lena says:

    i think they’re having a white Christmas summer this year in Australia, crazy climate change!

  172. Tiffany T says:

    My room is peacock themed! So this new MAC promotion has me VERY excited! πŸ™‚

  173. Danielle says:

    Just had Christmas dinner and am way to stuffed, nothing like a good turkey dinner and great friends and family. Hope yours was delightful. Have a good holiday!

  174. Vivian says:

    merry christmas!!

  175. Jessi says:

    Its so strange that as you get older it seems like its more fun to buy presents for other people. Especially if you know its something they are really going to like. Nothing beats that feeling!

  176. Tammy says:

    We bought my dog a new bed for Christmas this year and he LOVES it. My slippers will no longer double as a doggy bed =)

  177. jj says:

    I love pyjamas! i´m actually weaaring one right now:)

  178. Yumi says:

    My siblings got me an iPod Shuffle! Much needed for my workouts πŸ™‚

  179. lo says:

    How I feel about pajamas? Umm, LOVE THEM. Every year, everyone in the family gets pj’s for Christmas Eve, and it’s pretty much always the favorite gift!

  180. Marcy says:

    it’s boxing day here in new Zealand and it’s too hot… So been on the beach all day!

  181. Lauren says:

    I actually haven’t worn a real set of pjs in a long time. Usually I wear an old t-shirt and random pj bottoms.

  182. shaimaa says:

    The best gift i gave this year is a mobile to my Bro Nokia N72 , Its real great with many feature and specially 5 Megapixel camera

    following on twitter @shaimapassion

  183. Arina says:

    just discovered OCC lip tars and i would love to have them all!

  184. Cindy says:

    I live in the Netherlands, and it’s freaking snowing here for a few weeks now. We are not used to that, mostly we have winters which are not that cold, with lots of rain.
    I don’t like snow, i love the sun, so i can’t wait to go on a holiday the end of February, to Tenerife, Spain.
    Already counting down to that πŸ˜‰

  185. soulfliesfree says:

    great giveaway love mac

  186. mcclain says:

    wowww i cannot get over that kissable lipcolor! so gorgeous. thanks for the giveaway karen! <3

  187. Tana says:

    You should make tabs his very own blog or website πŸ™‚

  188. Aneela says:

    Merry Chistmas Karen

    I got Hello Kitty pajamas !!!

  189. Margherita says:

    My Christmas consists of putting up all of the decorations the day after Thanksgiving, and then getting to work planning the Christmas menu. We sit around the house for an afternoon and look through countless recipe books to find the perfect things to cook. We make a couple of new dishes, and the following weekend on the Saturday, we make 1,000 tortellini by hand (we’re in like 20) and the Sunday, we go hear the Messiah up in San Francisco at the Symphony. That week, we cook non-stop until Christmas eve, where we have an entire menu consisting of plates made with fish and then when it’s 12, we go and open presents and we pass them out and watch everyone’s reactions. Everyone leaves at around 3 AM and then they come back at 2:30 the next day for Christmas lunch where we have the menu made of only meat plates and we use our new presents, and just have a great time until we have to clean up πŸ™‚

  190. jasmine says:

    best xmas gift is time to sleep and paint and spending time with my parents!

  191. Trisha says:

    I looove the colors on a peacock! So beautiful. Hope you had a merry Christmas with T Money and el Hub πŸ™‚

  192. Emily says:

    I got my mom the Korres Wild Rose Brightening Mask for Christmas–she loved it! πŸ™‚ I would highly recommend!

  193. Catherine says:

    I live in New Zealand where Christmas is during summer. My family always has a Christmas lunch on the beach πŸ™‚ (but we still decorate a Christmas tree!)

  194. Monica says:

    What a beautiful teal shade.

  195. Fatima says:

    I’ve been addicted to lucky charms this past 2 weeks…yum!

  196. Gina G says:

    These look very pretty! I spent the day watching 80’s movies and eating candy. πŸ™‚

  197. emilie says:

    love the shades! πŸ™‚

  198. Heather says:

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
    Haha…I’d love to see Tabs react to seeing a peacock with a bow on its neck and a tag that said, “For Tabs, love Santa” πŸ˜‰

  199. Klara says:

    Hope that everyone had a great Christmas!
    This collection looks absolutely stunning, would love to try it.

  200. Loving says:

    Hope that everyone is enjoying the holidays!
    Re: christmas tree, we lived in the West Indies for a few years, and it wasn’t uncommon for people there to light christmas trees in their home.

  201. PinkFairy says:

    I’m so happy it’s white Christmas here! I live in Holland and it’s happening the second time in… years! But it’s so cool and so beautyfull!!! Merry X-mas!
    PinkFairy recently posted … MAC Green Brown pigment

  202. Steffi says:

    lovely give-away again πŸ™‚
    the perfect gift I got this year was a Frankie Diary that my boyfriend had to order from australia πŸ™‚ it is so damn pretty

  203. Salvinia says:

    I’m from Canada and this was my second Christmas in Australia, and it is DIFFERENT! First of all, no snow, WTF? There are still lots of winter-themed decorations everywhere which I seem to be alone in finding completely hilarious. The whole thing seems a lot less commercial than what I’m used to in Canada which is nice, and people do have barbeques on Christmas and go swimming and stuff, it’s weird!

  204. Natalie says:

    Heya from Australia!
    Yes, we spend our Christmas in stinking hot summer with full o flies, but this year, the weather was unusually cool. Even though we eat different food (BBQ and Seafood as another Aussie mentioned before), but the spirit is the same.. Spend the day with family and stuff yourself with food until you can’t move πŸ™‚

  205. Sharon says:

    I got a MAC quad for Christmas! I’m so excited!!

  206. Catherine says:

    I wish I was in Hawaii for Christmas πŸ™

  207. Fiona says:

    Another Aussie here! I don’t know why everyone is saying all Aussies have a BBQ – not true!!

    My mother is a real traditionalist so we have turkey and pudding every year – mind you we are a Greek family so it’s always 40 people with turkey, lamb and pork. Plus loads of roast potatoes, Greek dips, spinach pie, salads, etc.
    Oh and in my family we always have more desserts than ‘real’ food!

    I’m from Melbourne (city on the south-east coast) and usually it’s not stinking hot (yet!) in December but this year was unusually cool – summer doesn’t seem to have kicked in yet!

    I have lived in the UK too and I can assure you weather aside it’s the same thing – decorate real/fake trees, put loads of lights on the outside of your house and stuff yourself so full of food and alcohol that you can’t move!

    I got an amazing present this year – A BRIGHT RED KITCHEN AID!!! Still excited!!!!

  208. Nora Jin says:

    That shade of pink is gorgeous!
    Nora Jin recently posted … Nora-Jin- Congratulations on your 40 year pin Dad!!

  209. Bonnie says:

    I just discovered Angry Birds and am HOOKED. What a time waster! If I’d had something like this when I was in school, I’d never get anything done!

  210. Mette says:

    That is amazing! Looks really pigmented.

  211. Rita says:

    I’m from a real Winter Land, we have upto 20 inches of snow, and the temperature was about -30F at Christmas!

  212. hollie says:

    I got some really amazing gifts this year, including the d and g lip jewels (!) and a massive case for my make up. Really looking forward to this collection :)xxx

  213. Lilly says:

    I gave a pearl necklace to my mom. I think she liked it!
    Thanks for the chance and merry xmas!

  214. Noora says:

    I’m just heading off to my grandparents’ house to enjoy some more holiday foods, mmm…

  215. blush says:

    hiee! OR as in india…NAMASTE! (HELLO)
    I am from India. I am a hindu so we don not celebrate christmas at my home…we celebrate Diwali (the festiwal of lights) in early winter…however there are christian people here who do. also in our schools we have a christmas party usually on the 23rd or 24th of dec. and yes ofcourse there are the Santa Clauses…yes with an s….cause usually there are 4 or 5 roaming around in our area…its really fun around christmas here although it would be great there…

    i remember when i was little my me and my brother used to write all our wishes on a piece of paper (stuff like pasteries, pencils, a badminton racket….all the child tidbits…) and keep ther paper under the pillow….the next morning on christmas all our little gifts would be kept at the edge of the bed! father used to get them….we used to thing its the santa claus!

    anyways…tada! and as in india…NAMASTE!

  216. irini tsitsopoulou says:

    i love xmas ! Merry xmas to all of you !

  217. Marie says:

    There is snow for Christmas this year. I love it!

  218. Thian says:

    I love this so much…

    tweeter: @shin_thian

  219. Anna Jane says:

    Pajamas are definitely the best invention ever. I’m currently sporting some pink and grey striped bottoms with a grey top to co-ordinate. BOO YEA!

    – Anna Jane


  220. Christy O says:

    My sleeping habits are reversed. I can’t sleep until 4-5am, every day, and it suuuuuuuucks. Good thing makeup cheers me up during the day.

  221. Kim says:

    Hi Karen!

    Awesome prizes.. My heart skipped a beat from this collection. Or maybe just because MAC Cosmetics are very addictive hehe.

    I found the Christmas spirit in my family this year: I’ve been sick a lot the past few years and found out earlier this year what made me sick: severe cat allergy (I have 2 cats, one of them could be T-Moneys bro), caseine & soy intolerance.. (oh the irony, I was a vegetarian for 3 years until I found out lol). All these years I wished for better health and I finally got it this year! Meds for the allergy and 3 months milk & soy free and I’m feeling so much better.
    I love that almost everywhere we eat (christmas of regular dinners) people try to prepare a meal I that doesn’t make me sick. I don’t want them to go through the hassle but I appreciate it a lot. It always feels like a burden but it seems most of the people just feel sorry I can’t eat all the chocolates, sweets, sauces, cheese ‘n stuff. Oh man do I miss cheese.. nom nom.

    It warms my heart we all take care of each other πŸ™‚ really didn’t expect that people don’t find me a pain in the ass as their table guest.

  222. DonnaN says:

    Awesome contest Karen! We’re expecting SNOW here today–they’re calling for between 8-14 inches between Sunday and Monday. YAY, the dog will be in tundra-heaven!!

    I’ve been enjoying lots of SWEET treats….yesterday was a DESSERT-fest at my cousin’s house. Lots of goodies were brought home.

    Usually, I love my PJ’s, but having an internal heating system (a baby in my belly) makes me really HOT right now, so it’s tanks and shorts to sleep in!

  223. Petra says:

    Usually we used to spend Christmas Eve (24th) with close family (that’s the main event here in Hungary), then next day travel to my grandparents, sleep there, have a huge dinner and breakfast the next morning, then on the 26th, we’d go visit my other grandparents on our way home. We’re a small country, so the one of them lives 3hours away by car, the other only like half an hour, but families here usually rather go to visit each other, then all gather at one place (not many of us have enough space to do that anyways, I guess).
    Nowadays, my grandma is alone, so she moved closer to us and is now celebrating 24th with us, so the Christmas Saga is now only 2 days long. As a result, I end up in pyjamas all day long on the 26th, eating Christmas leftovers from all around πŸ™‚ Hey, I wanted to go have a run, but it’s been snowing and really cold! πŸ™‚
    Merry Holidays, Karen!

  224. Anna says:

    Merry Christmas to you πŸ˜€ My Christmas was – unfortunately – very exhausting and disappointing. I didn’t feel festive at all and it was my last Christmas in Germany for now as I’ll be in Hong Kong next year πŸ™
    Anna recently posted … ch 34- Christmas Haul- Part 1

  225. Joy says:

    i just started my addiction on make up and would love to own a mac =)

  226. Christmas was a day it virtually didn’t snow!!But apparantly it snowed enough to make the bookmakers payout!!!It’s a couple of days off though and thats a present in it’s self!
    Solemate Fish pedicures recently posted … Hello world!

  227. mandy says:

    I’m just not feeling the whole christmas “spirit” at all, I think this is the third, maybe fourth year in a row for me… Though I still give gifts to everyone. (lol) I’m trying to convince my family I to allow me to get a kitten, I’m the only one in my family who likes cats though. *crosses fingers* wish me luck!

  228. Bisbee says:

    Hey Karen – hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas! We don’t celebrate, but my stepdaughter was born on Dec. 25, so we have a birthday brunch for her every year! She’s home from LA, where she is working, so it’s a festive time!

  229. Melodi says:

    I twittered and I’m a follower. I bet you’re bringing new people to Twitter this way. I didn’t have an account before today!

    I’ll tell you how I feel about PJs: LOVE them! I’ve hardly changed out of them while being on Christmas vacation. πŸ™‚

  230. Katie says:


  231. BlovetBeauty says:

    Merry Christmas! I never win anything but I hope my luck changes soon!! πŸ™‚

  232. kirsty says:

    I think that you will appreciate my favourite present, Karen!

    It’s a purple knitted hat with cat ears! Love it!

  233. Elodie says:

    I’m French and I read your blog recently, I love it. So I participated for the first time one of your games. I do not like Christmas because I am in mourning and that it’s hard to be positive since losing my best friend. But I say a little makeup can not hurt me. I try to be positive by watching eyes of my cousins shine when they open their gifts. That’s what makes me most happy, see my family happy. (I follow you on twitter as the Elodienosore).

  234. Susi says:

    Oh I love these colours πŸ™‚

  235. Isabel says:


    I live in Brazil, and Christmas here are always very hot. We do have Christmas trees, but fake ones :/

  236. Kim says:

    In the Netherlands we have a white Christmas! Very nice! It is the first Christmas with family in 3 years! My mother was very ill so we did no more :(. Now she is better and this was a great Christmas! With the whole family we are weekend away! Very nice and super fun! πŸ˜€

  237. moniquexx says:

    i hate it that i have 2 weeks off from work, its snowing ever since and i cant leave home because of it !!!! i hate driving in the snow!!

    greetings from holland!

  238. DalaLuz says:

    Happy happy holidays! Well, I am still in pyama’s now while my honey is trying to find yesterday’s football game, as we are both living in my homeland the Netherlands now. And yes I love him still, very very much! And that’s holidays: love, love, love!

  239. Ece D. says:

    hi πŸ™‚ i really loved this blog πŸ™‚
    my favourite present is red underwear for christmas πŸ™‚

  240. Hanna says:

    What a great gift!
    Thanks for being so nice πŸ™‚

    This Christmas I didn’t do so much because I was very sick, but on Christmas Eve me and my parents went to my parents friends, where I ate the first time in my life Vietnamese food.
    It was weird, but by no means bad.
    Also I had fun talking with the adopted daughter of them,…

    My best gift was giving gifts to other people. I always try my best, but in return I always get money or gift cards, lol xD

  241. Aida says:

    I love watching all the city and the houses with Christmas lights and decoration πŸ˜€

  242. kellie wilson says:

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas! This new MAC line looks very cool..would love to try! πŸ™‚

  243. Pinch says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen, Tabs and el-hub! πŸ™‚
    Pinch recently posted … Merry Christmas!

  244. Shamini says:

    What can I say? I absolutely love my PJ’s, and I even had to slip into it on Christmas Eve when no one was watching. At least it was a little festive being red, white and gray with silver. πŸ˜‰

  245. Inez says:

    The. Best gift I got this year for christmas was a pair of uggs from my lovely mother! They might not be the cutest things around but they sure do keep my feet warm and dry in all the snow here in ny!

  246. Mehak says:

    Merry xmas!!!! Can u believe venemous villains JUST launched in india like today? You can imagine why i would be so excited to win anything from peacocky.

  247. Brenda says:

    I received a Gucci purse for Christmas… I was dreaming of that for years!

  248. Emily Perrine says:

    Finally got snow for a Christmas in SC! Yeahness!

  249. Coral says:

    Best part of Christmas this year? Dr. Who Christmas special and my boyfriend’s thoughtful presents. I love that man.

  250. quimerula says:

    I want to see Love Actually today!

  251. Altagracia says:

    Those are nice colors!!!

  252. Amanda says:

    This has been a rough holiday so far…got food poisoning on Thursday, and I’m still sick πŸ™

  253. Isabela Costa says:

    wish me lucky πŸ˜€

  254. Jane says:

    Oh my..the peacock blue is soo pretty !

  255. Caroline says:

    I must have those colors!

  256. Liss says:

    In Colombia we don’t have seasons, and pine trees are very rare, so the tradition here is to buy fake trees and decorate them. I really like to think it’s better for the environment!!!

  257. evieness says:

    Hello there! Just back from an awesome wedding dinner, great to see more happy people around before the year ends =)
    Happy New Year to you too!

  258. Karen says:

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  259. Karen F says:

    I baked a chewy cake and everyone enjoyed it. It was my first attempt.

  260. styleezta says:

    just had yummy bibinka cake πŸ™‚

  261. Stephanie says:

    Peppermint chocolate cake!

  262. Megan says:

    That color of eyeshadow is stunning!

  263. Steph says:

    I love the color of the eyeshadow–reminds me of wrapping paper πŸ™‚

  264. Sara says:

    I would have loved to wear pj’s on Christmas and stayed home but had to go 3 different places and no one and I mean no one wants to see me in my pj’s. LOL.

  265. Stephanie says:

    OMG.. what a pretty color of lipgloss!
    Stephanie recently posted … NOTD- Merry Christmas!

  266. jenn says:

    I’m in love with this eyeshadow πŸ™‚

  267. jenn says:

    I tweeted too (jennrach)

  268. Coral says:

    I’ve fallen in love with blues all over again.

  269. Anna says:

    such a lovely colour πŸ™‚

  270. Xain says:

    those are awesome colours. The lip gloss looks very similar to one you reviewed by benefit a week or so ago, but it is still a great colour, im loving this opaque/matte pastel trend

  271. Andrea says:

    Hope you had a great Christmas Karen! It’s weird that people in the US don’t celebrate Boxing Day like we do in Canada!

  272. Tiffany says:

    I’ve been following a ton of pioneer woman’s recipes and have been slowly growing horizontally for the past week! I hope some makeup will take my mind off that. ^_^

  273. Lauren says:

    For some reason I missed every TV showing of Christmas Vacation!! Guess I need to ask for the DVD next year : )

  274. Caro says:

    I still have to get it but my best gift right now would be a good bodyscrub. Winter is making my skin suuuperdry

  275. Ana says:

    Awe would love to add some bright colors to my mostly neutral make up stash!

  276. Samantha says:

    These Colors Are Beautiful. I Love The Whole Christmas Season And Everything About It:)

  277. Sarah says:

    We had our first blended family Christmas, with my brother’s girlfriend’s family. It was pretty ok. It just required some shifting. We opened presents on Christmas Day instead of Eve, and some of the more casual meals became more formal.

    Nice colors, and happy holidays Karen!

  278. J says:

    Heading to a sephora on powell today!

  279. Pam says:

    I always go to the movie theatres on Christmas day. Watched Little Fockers.

  280. Marisa says:

    My holiday tradition is have a party on christmas eve and stay up til midnight to open presents with my family. We ate posole , enchiladas, brownies,and carrot cake=) Yummy!!

  281. Sarah says:

    Beautiful colors! I hope I win = )

  282. Just entered here and on Twitter as well. Hoping to win this for my fiancee. πŸ™‚ *crosses fingers*
    Mike Rodriguez recently posted … What can I do for you

  283. christina says:

    I would love this! I don’t have any MAC stuff yet…. πŸ™‚
    christina recently posted … December forever busy

  284. Destiny says:

    I love teal!!!

  285. brittany says:

    yawn, gotta go to work πŸ™

  286. Olga says:

    This eyeshadow is great!!!! I hope I’ll win!!! πŸ™‚

  287. Nicole says:

    To many more happy holidays for all of us! Thanks for the contest.

  288. Kianna says:

    I’m really diggin’ the blue and pinks! πŸ˜€

  289. Lisa says:

    This collection looks really awesome. Plus, the name is fun πŸ™‚

  290. Melody says:

    Woooooowww Odalisque is so pretty. But vanity fair might be a little too blue-based for me.

  291. phoebe says:

    I’m addicted to lipstick!

  292. Sylvie says:

    I was in Australia in 2000 during Christmas. I remember there being a giant Christmas tree (about 3 storeys high maybe) in a square right outside my hotel window. It wasn’t freezing cold or snowy white, but the air was cool and people were gathered in the square counting down to Christmas. That was at Gold Coast.

  293. I just bought this camera – Looking forward to posting outfit photos on my blog and hopefully write a guest review or two for your blog since I now have a camera again that’s NOT on my phone!!!
    Lindsay a.k.a. RVAfashionista recently posted … Outfit Of The Day 12-23-10

  294. mermadelove says:

    LOVE your blog! Especially because you post so frequently and have awesome guest writers. Thank you, Karen!

  295. lustrebonbon says:

    Cham-Pale me Tabs

  296. Becky says:

    I love lipgloss!

  297. Christin says:

    it’s funny but after i saw a post about the peacocky collection i had a dream about buying one. random but true!

  298. Maureen says:

    Christmas was a nice day and we are relaxing today since we are having a big snowstorm.

  299. maureen says:

    Seeing as I will apparently be trapped for a few days because of the snow, I would love to win so I can rock those fabulous colors when the sun comes out!

  300. cyra says:

    oooooooh! I like this. Personally, I love pajamas.

  301. Adia says:

    My favorite gifts are red lipstick of Lanvin H&M and ocktoberfest costume.
    I follow you on twitter now.
    Adia recently posted … Lanvin H&M tulle dress in Korean version

  302. Lori says:

    I’m eating Cheetos Puffs – sooo bad for your teeth but so good…

  303. Orin says:

    Mac makeup no matter the season always gets me excited!!

  304. danny_bo says:

    best of wishes for the new year!!!

  305. Michelle Coles says:

    I LOVE MAKEUP!!!!!

  306. Mahika says:

    Happy New Years! πŸ™‚

  307. Mahika says:

    Happy New Years! πŸ™‚ this should be fun!

  308. Angel says:

    I love pajamas and I’m still in them. Christmas was exhausting so I’m taking the day off. I need that eyeshadow to perk up these tired eyes!

  309. Ling says:

    I love lounging around in my PJs all day and a fuzzy bathrobe.

  310. Yi Yi says:

    Love your blog!

  311. Lynn says:

    I love that teal eyeshadow! Gorgeous. The only time I’ve ever seen a peacock (moving) was in a Discovery Channel special. Sad, huh?

  312. laura K says:

    There was no makeup in my stocking…..

  313. chibu74 says:

    i am enjoying the coffee cake I baked yesterday….its yummmmmmmmmmm

  314. Kristy says:

    These are both gorgeous!

  315. creamylatte says:

    When I woke up this morning, my cat was licking my nose πŸ™‚ Sometimes life is so goood ~ πŸ™‚

  316. Kia says:

    I hope you had a great Christmas!

  317. JillyB says:

    It’s a lazy Sunday after Christmas and we’re watching football after eating pizza and garlic knots (love them!) We saw the movie 127 Hours this morning- very intense. Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday!

  318. alba says:

    I didn’t do much on Christmas, just did some e-window shopping, LOL.

    i tweeted you as well! (@breezydamsel)

  319. wcc says:

    Some lovely homemade goodies that I’ve been enjoying this weeK; sugar cookies, fudge and divinity. Those are like the only 3 recipes I don’t mess up! Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

  320. Elizabeth says:

    As a tradition my family and I always go to Carmel, California to get us in the Chritmas mood, we make sure to watch Love Actually before Christmas day, bake cookies on Christmas Eve, and wakeup open up all of the presents then have a VERY fattening breakfast, (we had cinnamon roles this year, I had three, oops, couldn’t control myself ;)). My moms birthday is also on Christmas so we make sure to make her a cake and make Christmas feel special for her. Hope you’re having a great Holiday Karen! πŸ™‚

  321. Jody says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  322. Noel says:

    I love pajamas. Happy holidays!

  323. Wow you’ve seen a peacock? πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful animal! πŸ™‚ I hope you had a great Christmas Karen! πŸ™‚

    Stavroula Plag recently posted … QOTW 13 – Which makeup look did you choose for Christmas

  324. Linda says:

    Umm hello, Karen?
    The story of the peacock in the pick up?
    Gotta know!

  325. Gaby says:

    It’s snowing here in Philadelphia! I am so glad I took this week off from work! I’m rocking my fuzzy socks & flannel PJ pants & enjoying being snowed in!! πŸ˜€ Happy Holiday’s everyone! πŸ™‚

  326. priscila says:

    Hi! Here in Brazil, I believe Christmas is very different from yours, because it’s sooo hot! πŸ™‚

  327. Liz says:

    I think both of those colors would look good on my pale blue-undertoned skin. πŸ™‚

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making tamales the weekend before then eating them on Christmas Eve!
    Liz recently posted … Bobbi Brown Choose Your Glam Holiday 2010- Smoldering Eye Palette

  328. Anastasia says:

    I love pajamas πŸ™‚

  329. emily Hart says:

    i have been enjoying chocolate cheesecake peppermint bars.

  330. Francesca says:

    that eyeshadow is such a gorgeous color!

  331. Saddy says:

    That teal color is gorgeous!!
    I grew up in a tropical country in South America – our Christmases had most of the same traditions sans the winter clothing and activities, and we had fake fir trees.

  332. Kim Allmon says:

    Thanks for the giveaway – the colors are beautiful! I stayed true to my annual Christmas tradition of baking cookies. Although, this year I cut back on the different kinds I made – 10 instead of 25!

  333. LauraJ says:

    we have SNOW in DE! I’m so excited!

  334. Janelle says:

    Hope you’re having a happy holiday season, Karen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  335. Josay says:

    Merry Christmas Karen!!!!! Thank you for all you do for us πŸ™‚

  336. Leslie says:

    I love the color!!!

  337. Sophie says:

    I think snow makes everything better πŸ™‚

  338. Beth Warren says:

    I’d love to win, love MAC makeup.

  339. Liz says:

    Gorgeous, MAC, just gorgeous!

  340. Kasey says:

    I love pajamas! As much as I love pretty dresses, I still wear lounge ware whenever possible!

  341. Mariah says:

    *commenting about anything*
    Just kidding, I thought I would also say thank you for another year of MBB! We love your articles Karen!

  342. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    Merry Christmas Karen!

  343. Colby says:

    Long-time reader, first time commenting! Hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season. Ever since I graduated from college a little over a week ago, I can’t stop buying makeup – it seems every time I go out to the store, I come back with a new mascara…or blush…or lipstick….ha! You’re the best Karen – keep up the great work !

  344. Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  345. Merluis Galo Souder says:

    I am loving this snow! πŸ™‚

  346. Jessica says:

    Finally saw Tron! (in honor of the hubby’s bday) It made me feel like a kid again and reminds me how far technology has come. I saw the original Tron on VHS!

  347. michelle hill says:

    The best gift I gave was a donation to the Salvation Army a few times..

  348. Sarju says:

    I know that i really don’t have a chance of winning, but I am going to try. I spent the weekend with my mom making dosas, uttapama and other fun indian food and craving some pandesal… (my college roomie was filipino and would always bring back some delicious food around this time πŸ™‚

  349. EmmaEL says:

    i just found out about your blog few month ago and in love with you (your blog i mean) πŸ™‚
    U r so generous with all the giveaways almost every week and i love it!!! it shows that u really appreciates ur followers… πŸ˜€

  350. Christine says:

    I am so excited for this collection. And also, I love pajamas. I have two drawers full of just pajamas. πŸ™‚

  351. Kimberly says:

    It turned out to be an ok holiday, no gifts this year but I’m thankful none the less to be alive & well, to have a roof over my head & a job.

  352. Monica says:

    The colors are great. Would love to try them. Pick me. Pick me. Pick me as the winner!

  353. Alya says:

    I need to get a pedicure ASAP!

  354. saku says:

    It’s chilly tonight.

  355. Mindy D says:

    I bought these grand marnier chocolate covered pecans from some random stand in the mall, and they are soo good! πŸ™‚ I also got a discount from the cute guy that was working there. πŸ˜‰ hehe. Have a happy new year!

  356. ileen says:

    i hope you and tabs had a happy happy happy happy holidaayy!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  357. ashley says:

    pick meeeee

  358. Jenn says:

    Christmas was alright– just dinner with the fam and co. But this year I’m really excited for New Years Eve!! I’m going to a concert and I can’t wait to get all dressed up for it! lol.

  359. Jessica G. says:

    I am watching Despicable Me with my cat Snook,he loves watching movies,it’s so adorable.

  360. Stacey Fudge says:

    RIP Teena Marie.

  361. Carrie B says:

    The New Yorker Cartoon Caption game is fun. My husband got it for Christmas and we’ve played it two days in a row.

  362. Sara says:

    I love all the Christmas food around the house πŸ˜€

  363. DanielleO says:

    I can’t imagine where I would wear Peacocky in my everyday life but it’s sooo gorgeous I just have to try… Thanks for having this contest!

  364. Joy P. says:

    happy holidays karen & tabs!

  365. layla says:

    I used to live down under.. NZ though. same difference.. and yes.. we do have Christmas trees.. for a few years, we used the evergreen conifer trees that grew in our back yard.. until Mum got sick of cleaning the carpet every few days! lol.. then graduated to a fake huge green one. But yes, its the middle of our summer.. so we’d be eating our posicles and swatting flies while decorating the tree! we would however still have a roast turkey for dinner. some things dont change right?

    for us kids, Christmas meant our end of year break.. so we’d get about 2 months off before the next year started in feb. thats 2 months of beach trips, going swimming and riding our bikes! I’ve haven’t till date seen a white Christmas and its on my list of things to do πŸ˜€ lol..

  366. Sarah R says:

    Love your giveaways Karen!! Peacocky is fabulous:) Thanks for the chance!

  367. Mary Cris says:

    TABS will you marry my cat pixie?! =)

  368. Baba says:

    See’s candy was a wonderful treat!!

  369. Leah Graves says:

    I’m enjoying a midnight snack… a candycane from the tree. πŸ™‚ Yummy!

  370. Robyn Ely says:

    OK, I will be honest ….I really piged out this Christmas and definitely will have to go on a
    diet the first of the new year. I have been on several different medications and obviously
    if you see me, my weight gain is ridiculous. I really want to throw them out, but I have to take
    them for several ailments. They have made me gain weight !!! I hate myself !!!

  371. malkatz says:

    Here’s my comment- I wish I lived in Florida! Five inches of snow? Pretty, but freezing. Hot chocolate, anyone?

  372. Candace says:

    So it might be chessy to some, but the best gift I gave my mom this year was a photo box filled with pictures of her first grandson. She loved it!

  373. Rozae says:

    I’ve been having chocolate chip cookies w/milk with the rainy cold weather in the bay area. Its the perfect treat for an evening snack!

  374. Andrea says:

    Well, ……I love makeup!

  375. Kim says:

    my newest pair of earrings are gold & in the shape of a beautiful peacock. i love them πŸ™‚

  376. Bernadetta says:

    This year Christmas was amazing πŸ™‚ Since I was born in Poland, we have a bunch of Polish traditions πŸ™‚ like having 12 different types of food on the table, or breaking of the oplatek with everyone while wishing them something nice and pleasant, Oplatek is like a thin wafer made of water and flour, this is done at the beginning before we eat, and it’s one of the most important traditions. I’ve been enjoying amazing polish food this week but there’s waaaay too much to list. This year Christmas was amazing!!! πŸ™‚ I’m so thankful for everything!!!

  377. Biba says:

    Just few days left untill New Year! πŸ˜€

  378. Brian McD says:

    Happy Holidays to my fellow MBBers and to Karen Tabs and of course El Hubs!!

    Odalisque looks soooo pretty!!

  379. MAUI says:

    That lip gloss must be mine lol

  380. Joanna says:

    A Christmas tradition that my boyfriend and I have is to open one gift a week before Christmas. It’s a weird tradition, but since we sometimes spend the holidays apart it’s nice to be together to open at least one gift =)

  381. Lorraine says:

    I’m sad that Christmas is over. Oh no, I’m going back to school soon…

  382. Aljona says:

    No budget left for MAC this year. Hoping to win!

  383. Mallory says:

    I love PJs, but it is too hot in hawaii for some of those cute bottoms! So, I wear my cute little hello kitty shorts and dresses πŸ™‚

  384. kalcedon says:

    Tradition: Well, firstly, as I’m Hungarian, we get our gifts on Christmas Eve, and not Santa brings the goodies to us, but “Little Jesus” (good old Santa takes a visit to us on 6th December :D). But as for family traditions, we bring grandpa to our place on Christmas Eve… and I decorate the tree, while my grandpa, my dad and my brother watch sports on TV (usually some winter sports like skiing, ski jumping or ice hockey)… and when it comes to gifting, we play aroud with sparklers and we sing (with our non-existent singing voices :D).
    Pajamas: A must have for me! I don’t care if they aren’t hot or sexy enough, I need to wear pj’s (or at least a tee and some really comfy bottoms) at night. I even got a pair for Christmas… it’s really cute-light gray and maroonish purple and the bottom has a polka dot-alike pattern, while the top has a bow on it :).
    Food: well, well, well… I’ve been a bit under the weather lately, so I only got to eat proper food yesterday, because I didn’t feel like eating at all for 3 consecutive days… yesterday we went to our cousins’ place… and… all the meals were really yummy… but if I have to choose, I’m gonna go with the chocolate-orange cake. Yum!
    Best gift I gave. Well, my mum has wanted a brush for marinating meat but she always forgot, so I got her one, and she was really happy for it since she didn’t expect it :). Also, I haven’t given out this gift yet, but I’m sure my best friend would LOVE this… I mean, she’s a chemist and she LOVES chemistry… so I got her a test tube with a holder, and I’m gonna fill it in with some really fragrant and cool bathing salt :D.

  385. Silva says:

    Right now, I’m wearing a blue nail polish, and my first thought was: wow, that eyeshadow would look so good with this πŸ™‚
    Silva recently posted … MNY 445

  386. sabrina says:

    Christmas was great, but it’ll be even greater if i’d win the contest πŸ˜€
    And Pyjamas…I always wear normal T-Shirts and Pyjama-Pants as Pyjama. That rocks!

  387. Stacy says:

    That looks fun!!

  388. Scientific Housewife says:

    My husband bought me 3 bags of chocolate candy as a stocking stuffer… I told him I love chocolate but that is too much!

  389. meibaola says:

    Feels like I can never get enough of Christmas gifts πŸ˜‰

  390. Carol says:

    I gave my friend Clarins Fall Palette as a christmas gift. Now am so curious how it’ll look on her,

  391. Katie DeVito says:

    Love celebrating the 7 fishes with my fam on Christmas Eve followed by a visit from Santa.

  392. Basak says:

    Perfect holiday day to me: pajamas, blanket and a jar of Nutella on the couch watching movies.

  393. Amanda says:

    What beautiful colors! Great giveaway Karen πŸ™‚

  394. ela says:

    polish pierogies πŸ˜€

  395. Sue H says:

    Checking out your site. Hope you enjoy your holidays.

  396. Hina says:

    I grew up in Australia and spent most of my xmas memories at the beach..
    My best memory is of 10 families whale watching from our rented beach house in ‘Eden’.. πŸ™‚

  397. Shirley says:

    I love teal!

  398. T says:

    Happy Holidays to you and Tabs.

  399. taylor anderson says:

    that eyeshadow is so CUTE! I love the colour! Awesome line idea!

  400. Tara Walsh says:

    Best gift I received this year… Adoption of a tiger from the World Wildlife Fund (

  401. Makeup Diary says:

    Come to me Mac babies = )

  402. Christy O says:

    I tried leaving a comment with my iPhone the other day, but I don’t think it posted, as it came out differently than every other time I’ve done it. I really hope this isn’t a disqualifying double post. It is cold, I’ve been working since five am, and would love to win something!!

  403. Kendall says:

    I’m SO psyched for the Peacocky shade of Kissable Lip Color!

  404. Ru says:

    I just bought some cotton PJs from Victorias Secret and they are so soft and warm (without being hot)- love them. Also, made Egg Nog Custard Pie, which is always a winner in my heart.

  405. Laura says:

    Those are some great colors.

  406. Poey says:

    i think i ate more chocolate on christmas than the whole yr combined!

  407. Noelle says:

    I am snowed in! With the new puppy I got as a christmas present πŸ™‚

  408. Ginger says:

    These look fabulous!!
    My favorite treat this week was sopapilla cheesecake!! It was heavenly & sooo easy to make!!

  409. Mandy says:

    My first time entering, mostly because I have never had MAC makeup until my friend who works at the MAC counter gave me a generous sample of NC15 Pro Longwear foundation,.. it is amazing, Now I am itching to try other MAC products. Can’t hurt to give it a shot!

  410. Elle says:

    For Christmas my sister gave me my first piece of MAC makeup. A duo eyeshadow. She knows how much I love it, but don’t have the money to pay for expensive makeup. I am pretty sure that I will be wearing that eyeshadow every day until it is all gone! Thank you Rachy!

  411. Inday says:

    My favorite pj’s – my ex’s high school basketball shorts & his old work tee. Who knew that I’d be more comfortable and more “me” in his old clothes than I ever was with him? Oh, maybe that’s the reason he’s my “ex”. LOL

  412. Fianna says:

    I’m so excited about the MAC Peacocky LE. I can’t wait to see your swatches. πŸ˜€

  413. shannon thompson says:

    my comment is how i had the most amazing christmas with my family i feel so lucky to have such wonderfull people in my life. and i love mac makeup this would just be the icing on the cake for a wonderfull xmas.

  414. Michelle says:

    I’m so excited for MAC’s peacocky collection! (:

  415. Amber Porter says:

    I have been eating lots of pecan pie this holiday season I guess it’s time to hit the gym!

  416. Monica says:

    I can’t wait to have gingerbread cupcakes tonight!

  417. Vanessa says:


  418. Angela says:

    those are gorgeous colors!

  419. Sandy says:

    I want any of the colors available. Beggers can’t be choosy.

  420. love these combo!!!!!

    i love your blog!!! seriously addictive!

  421. Kerri says:

    I can’t wait for Peacocky! Great colors. Your blog is fantastic, Karen! πŸ™‚

  422. KC says:

    I stuffed myself with food on Christmas and I can’t stop snacking 24/7 even now!

  423. Elin says:

    Want. No, no: need.

  424. Courtney L says:

    That pink looks really cute, not tooo flattering looking though. Hopefully I get to find out πŸ˜‰

  425. Grace vick says:

    Just got all my makeup organized by using a decorative food tray and it actually looks good!

  426. Tiffany82 says:


    I got the foot massager from Brookstone I wanted for Xmas, downside is I broke my toe X-mas eve and can’t use the freakin thing for a few weeks until it heals…. ::sigh:: πŸ™

  427. Jay I says:

    My yummiest treat this Christmas season was roasted lamb at Christmas day dinner with the fam in London =)

  428. Lisa V says:

    I think someone lied to me when they told me that Orlando was always warm! 27 degrees tonight…that’s NORTHERN temps!

  429. Diane K. says:

    Wow. These are gorgeous colors. I’ve been a little disappointed with the last few lines MAC has released but these gorgeous bright colors are just what the doctor ordered to bring us into 2011, happier times, and a better economy. Happy Holidays to all and a big thank you Karen for making the year fun reading your blog and for having all these giveaways.

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  430. Diane K. says:

    I still am confused as to how to do your retweets because generally, if someone says to retweet about the contest, I would just push the retweet button from their twitter site but when you say to address it to you, that’s when I get a little confused. So I think I attempted 3 retweets. I’m hoping one of those I did correctly but please omit any retweets I did except for the one entry. One of the retweets I did can be found at this link as follows:
    Another link to the retweet is as follows:

    Please don’t disqualify me for tweeting or retweeting several times. I was just trying to figure out how to do it, NOT to get extra entries.

    Happy Holidays and thank you for making 2010 a little more fun by entertaining us with your blog and your giveaways.

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  431. Diane K. says:

    I also retweeted about the contest using this link as follows:

    OK so that’s 3 tweets with the 2 I listed in the last comment. However as I stated, please omit all but one and maybe you can tell me which one I did correctly so I wont have this problem in the future. Thanks again

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  432. rachel says:

    due to the snow in NY I’ve lived in pjs the last 3 days straight, I LOVE them! Would love to win these!!

  433. Diana says:

    I would go to work in my pajamas if I could πŸ˜€

  434. Paula Lee says:

    wow! so many comments!

  435. Maggie says:

    Just got home from a party! Whew I’m exhausted πŸ™‚

  436. Hana says:

    For Christmas my mom made 2 types of fudge (millionaire’s fudge and old fashion), chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, almond cherry cookies, 2 types of rum balls, Chocolate Raspberry Trifle, Divinity, Bourbon Balls, Eggnog, and Christmas dinner. So you can imagine what I’m going through now lol Will have to work out like crazy to stay fit XD

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