Two Ways to Win a $100 Beauty Bonanza from Make Up For Ever and TRESemme

Published in: Just For Fun

  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is MimiG323. Congrats, Mimi! 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, babe! How about a super quick mid-week giveaway to help us get over the hump?


Today we have seven runway-tested beauty bits, some for face, eyes, lips and hair, from TRESemme and Make Up For Ever. TheyÒ€ℒre items that made big splashes recently at Miami Fashion Week Swim 2011 during the Mara Hoffman show, but I bet theyÒ€ℒll look even better on one of us as we cruise the frozen food aisle at Trader JoeÒ€ℒs.

(DonÒ€ℒt forget to try their mango bars.) πŸ˜€

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

One lucky lady (or gent) will win a $101.97 prize package featuring goodies from Make Up For Ever and TRESemme.

The prize package includesÒ€¦

  • One (1) Make Up For Ever Mat Bronzer (a $30 value)
  • One (1) Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara ($22)
  • One (1) Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur in #10 (an $18 value)
  • One (1) Make Up For Ever Kohl Eye Pencil in #1K (an $18 value)
  • One (1) TRESemme Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray (a $4.49 value)
  • One (1) TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo (a $4.99 value)
  • One (1) TRESemme Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Creme (a $4.49 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, like, when was the last time you went swimming? How often do you wear a full face of makeup in summer? Have you ever walked down a runway for a fashion show? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a $100 Beauty Bonanza from Make Up For Ever and TRESemme

  • The deadline to enter is Friday, July 29, 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 (sorry, international gals; I promise to hold a giveaway that includes you soon) 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 MimiG323. Congrats, Mimi! 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. Christina says:

    It’s such a gorgeous summer day in San Diego! Once I’m done with my final this Saturday, I’m going to put on my favorite summer look and enjoy the sunshine (after putting on lots of sunblock, of course!). I made the mistake of neglecting my shoulders while I was volunteering after an event and there is definite skin peel-age going on right now!

  2. Kas says:

    I haven’t been swimming in forever! Also, I totally thought you drew an arrow on that poor girl’s forehead.

  3. regina says:

    went swimming the other week in the Bahamas on vacation – can I go back? πŸ™‚ was in a hot tub over the weekend but I don’t think that counts… πŸ™‚

  4. stephanie says:

    It is HOT in Texas, when I saw HOT I mean it. Think your face melting as soon as you walk out the door. I don’t how they did it in the olden days but THANK GOD for air conditioning.

  5. gina says:

    i would LOVE to walk the runway of a fashion show! i never have… i did take a modeling/runway class when i was younger hahaha

  6. Neela says:

    Last time I went swimming was December 2008ish. I had a membership to the YMCA, and they had 2 indoor pools and 1 outdoor pool. I grew up spending summers in the pool, I really do miss it.

  7. Marie E. says:

    I love finding new bronzers to give me that extra tan on my face!

  8. Amber says:

    Last time I went swimming was Monday. Had a great long weekend at my parents’ house! I’m only a little sunburned…

  9. Megan says:

    Man, If you guys haven’t tried the TreSemme Anti Frizz cream, girlllll you are missing out. It is like my HG hair product. Instead of air-dried frizz ball wavy hair, my wet hair dries into perfect beachy waves. No grease, mess, or hassle. It smells fan-flippin-tastic also! Whoo

  10. Gina says:

    Will be spending the next week and a half in Hawaii, haven’t been tanning all summer!

  11. Cass says:

    I haven’t been swimming in years!

    I rarely wear a full face of make up in the summer.I always wear powder because I have rosacea and my face is blotchy. I also normally wear lip stain and curl my lashes. I only wear full make up if we are going out to a nice dinner or I have a special event that I want to look nice for. Otherwise, its just too hot!

  12. Cassandra says:

    I’ve always rather liked TRESemme. My hair is long and crazy thick, and their anti frizz products really do help keep me from turning into pyramid head through the day.

  13. xochil says:

    I don’t know how to swim! I grew up in the innercity so it wasn’t really necessary lol if I do happen to be in a body of water I just float

  14. Joyce says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting Hakuhodo brushes. I’ve heard nothing but great things about them, but the handle of the brushes are shiny. I prefer matte black handles.
    Joyce recently posted … Eyeshadow Swatches & Comparisons: Urban Decay Blaze, Urban Decay Chopper and Urban Decay Free Love

  15. Jenny says:

    I love these two brands! πŸ˜€

  16. Stephanie says:

    I actually haven’t swam since last summer… I need to get out more. haha πŸ™‚

  17. Heather says:

    Last time I went swimming was way, way too long ago!

  18. Emerald says:

    I went swimming twice this weekend… Saturday I hit the beach and Sunday I hit the pool! I love summer and I’m enjoying the fabulous tan I have right now πŸ™‚

  19. Heidi says:

    In the summer, I’ll skip foundation if I’m having a good skin day. Otherwise, if I’m going out, the makeup is on!

  20. Brian McD aka Roulette says:

    I have only been in a pool twice this summer!!! I think here in Phoenix, that might be a highly punishable offense. Definately will have more time after this weekends performances.

  21. Vijaya says:

    Today I went to see Winnie the Pooh! It was short but awesome. And I’m glad it wasn’t 3d!
    Vijaya recently posted … Aqua Blossom Creamy Sugar Scrub Cubes

  22. Clara says:

    Just moved into a new apartment!

  23. Rosie says:

    haven’t been swimming in a while and I don’t wear a full face of makeup in the summer either. always good concealer & waterproof mascara. also a great eye pencil like MUFE or UD 24/7. they stay on my eyes very well πŸ™‚

  24. vonnie says:

    i just straightened my hair for first time in 3 years, feel so weird to be on the “other” side again lol
    vonnie recently posted … KeraStraight Brazilian Keratin Treatment Results (Pics!)

  25. colleen b says:

    i need to spend more time outside and enjoy the weather.

  26. Libby says:

    I went swimming on Monday! I live in Florida and, obviously, it’s very sunny and hot so the water felt a little like a bath; not much of a break from the heat outside, but still nice. πŸ™‚

  27. Ceci says:

    I haven’t swum in a long time. I hope I remember!

  28. Ruchita says:

    I went swimming a few weeks ago. My sister-in-law has an above ground pool and she let us use it while she was on vacation. I would love to go swimming today. It’s close to 90!

  29. Jillian says:

    The last time I actually went swimming was when I was a kid. Now a days I just walk in the water.

  30. Alison says:

    The drag queen inside me forbids me from going outside without a full face of makeup, even in the summer! She makes an exception when I’m going to the gym, though! Hehe.

  31. Y. says:

    full face of makeup in the summer?
    only for special occasions!!
    but if i have something urgent, then i’ll usually just go with concealer, waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner (UD 24/7 pencils are the best!!) sometimes a drop of blush and spf chapstick for lips:) i just hate it when my makeup melts off, ew bleh:/

  32. Tukta says:

    I miss my other half so much….

  33. Amanda says:

    The last time I went swimming was probably about a year ago… but after a canoe trip a few weeks ago, I did hope into the river for a bit. We’ll say that counts πŸ˜€

  34. Mandee says:

    When swimming I usually wear just cream blush!

  35. Ashley says:

    The last time I went swimming was…last summer?

  36. Sydney says:

    I went swimming this morning.

  37. Stephanie says:

    What an exciting giveaway. I love this blog.

  38. Lori says:

    the last time i went swimming was in june when i went on vacation to key west!

    in other news…i just had my first wedding makeup gig this past weekend and it was awesome!

  39. Stephanie says:

    Exciting giveaway – I love this blog.

  40. Yasmin says:

    I’ve walked a few fashion shows during college & it was so fun! I would love to do it again πŸ™‚

  41. Kate says:

    Im just getting into MUFE, its a great brand!!!

  42. Michelle says:

    Last time I went swimming was this weekend. I was swimming under 60 feet of water…. scuba diving!

  43. Kiera Doherty says:

    Summer for me is mineral foundation and bright eyeshadow! Love this site and all the recommendations! (both DS and HE!) Very helpful and spot on advice. Not to mention the gratuitous kitty pics are ALWAYS wanted. Love!

  44. Kerry B. says:

    I’ve had a poopy day. What a lovely giveaway..

  45. MM says:

    I do full eye makeup in the summer, but scale down my foundation considerable. Lately I’ve been digging Philosophy’s Clear Makeup, which is more of a mattifying primer than a foundation – but I think it smooths my pores out enough to be passable for work!

  46. Carol says:

    The last time I went swimming was in college, and that was only because I had to take a beginner’s swim class and pass a swim test in order to graduate πŸ˜›

  47. Molly SC says:

    I didn’t go swimming today, but I was assaulted with water balloons by the 6 year old I watch… does that count?

  48. eureka says:

    Last time I went swimming was last week when i went to JAMAICA πŸ™‚ IT WAS BEAUTIFUL

  49. stephanie says:

    it is so hot in Texas, thank goodness for air conditioning

  50. Allyson says:

    I neeeeed this!

  51. brittany b says:

    I want this!!

  52. Sarah says:

    I love your blog…. it’s the first thing i check in my feed reader every morning! I went swimming last week, and only got to swim a few minutes before an ominous thunderclap scared us out of the water! Tell Tabs hi from my kitties, Bonnie & Clyde. πŸ™‚

  53. snoopysteph says:

    I’ve walked the runway before as a hair model for Redken, but alas, I’m too short to be a fashion runway model.

  54. Caroline says:

    Ah, I wanna win! I need some new aqua liners from MUFE. They work really well for me.

  55. Tahnee says:

    I wear a full face, probably twice a week…

  56. elyse says:

    My roommate’s dog just ate my favorite bronzer. I would be really happy to win this!

  57. Lindsey Huber says:

    My kitten is half tabby, half siamese. and fully crazy

  58. mikako says:

    i havent swan since about ’03- i used to be in the pool all day everyday lol

  59. Catherine says:

    I last went swimming like a week and a half ago. It was nice, but the water was bright green!
    Catherine recently posted … Celestial Paper Mache Ship

  60. Jula says:

    I went swimming last on the 4th of July!

  61. Nikki Nikita says:

    I recently did makeup for a fashion show and it was one of the most stressful days of my life!

  62. Sara says:

    I was just at Ulta….kinda wish we had a Sephora too for MUFE products!

  63. Kirsten says:

    Went swimming today with my little girl, we swim most day, weather permitting. Rarely wear full face make up in the summer unless I am doing something where I will be in a/c all day so it wont melt other than that I am mostly au natural in the summer.

  64. Lisa says:

    I like turtles:)

  65. April says:

    I actually can’t swim, which is apparently common among Filipinos. Kind of ironic for being a people from a bunch of islands.

  66. Kristina says:

    I pretty much wear full face makeup every day because of the office I work in, though for summer outings during the day I do brighten up the colors.

  67. Lilly says:

    I love swimming but don’t want to get tan

  68. Senia says:

    I like to keep my makeup routine light for the summer, meaning a touch of foundation on blemishes, eye kohl, mascara, and a glow of blush! πŸ™‚

  69. Shirley says:

    finally ordered the urban decay 15th anniversary palette! so excited!

  70. thanh says:

    last time i went swimming was on our honeymoon in bali…aah wish i was there again!

  71. Stacey says:

    i have never used tresemme.

  72. terry says:

    This giveaway is too amazing for words…

  73. sienna says:

    i’m hooked on those trader joe’s mango bars, thanks to you!

  74. LindsayKate says:

    I wish I could walk the runway– but at 5’3″, I’m too short. Sometimes I practice my runway walk at work in the hallways when no one is around! πŸ™‚

  75. Vanessa says:

    I’m just went swimming yesterday! I love the summer weather down in southern california. Plus, i’m so excited, I just ordered the Urban Decay anniversary palette from Sephora!

  76. Hannah says:

    So jealous of your California weather right now, Karen! It’s 180 million degrees here in the bright sunny south.

  77. Jessi says:

    When my boyfriend had knee surgery and couldn’t shower for awhile I bought him the Tresemme waterless shampoo and it worked really great for him. I’m curious how the dry shampoo works!
    Jessi recently posted … FOTD: Nekkid Eyes

  78. Jill says:

    just recently started reading your blog and i am loving it! love searching back for old reviews when i have time to kill at work πŸ˜‰ helps pass the time lol

  79. irishkicks says:

    i love the hairstyle in the picture! Def. going to re-create it !

  80. Sandy says:

    Don’t like to wear lipstick during the summer for some reason but I find myself reaching for your MAC Lipglass in Evolution Revolution everyday! It’s my very first lipglass and I really like it, looks nice with tanned skin!

  81. Lerina says:

    You know, surprisingly…I’m kind of looking forward to fall. I wish seasons switched every other month because after a month of any season…I seem to get tired of it. My skin has also been incredibly oily (maybe that’s why I’m ready for some cooler weather).

  82. Christine says:

    Ahhh, haven’t been swimming in forever :(. This needs to change, hmmm.

  83. Katherine says:

    During the summer I have two makeup routines, a full face of makeup;liner, powder, primer, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, etc. or absolutely nothing! If I don’t know that I’m going to be in public makeup will not touch my face :]

  84. Lisa S. says:

    I wear a full face of makeup everyday except sometimes on Sunday.
    We own a business and work with the public, so feel like it or not. I gotta look
    somewhat alive! Sunday is the onlyt day where I don’t do anything but stay home and hang, so unless I have friends coming over or I go out to dinner (I try to cook every Sunday) It’s usually no makeup ‘tal

  85. angie says:

    this is an awesome prize!

  86. Cindy G says:

    I don’t know how to swim!

  87. Maggie A. says:

    The only way I got through my day at work today was knowing that I got to eat my Wednesday night chicken wings with my girl friends. Really… I don’t think there is anything better!

  88. Tammy says:

    I have been in a fashion show. It was years ago (I was in kindergarten) and I hardly remember it, though.

  89. Maria says:

    Trying to remember the last time I went swimming. I can tell you that I definitely didn’t wear a full face of make up when I went. lol

  90. Daisy L. says:

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup, but there were a few special occasions during the summer that made me want to look a little more dolled up πŸ™‚ I’ve only been swimming once! And that was a little over a month ago.
    I just found your blog thanks to youtube guru Raeview’s recommendation on her Facebook! I love it already!

  91. Christina says:

    I do a full face, always…unless I’m sick or I know I’m not going out that day. But I modify my routine so that its not uber heavy during the summer.

  92. Sydney says:

    I don’t actually know how to swim. I want to learn, but I’m afraid I’m too old now to start learning.

  93. Dena says:

    This is such an awesome website, and winning free things is always a plus!!

  94. Erin says:

    Ooh I don’t think I ever wear a full face of makeup in the summer. Tooooooooo hot and humid in Tennessee!

  95. Aretha says:

    The last time I went swimming was one year ago :O
    I love these giveawyas so much!

  96. inycat says:

    I can doggy paddle – does that count?

  97. I love your blog and check it daily. Also loving these giveaways!

  98. Jenny says:

    Ooh, this is a nice set. I use Tresemme products on the regular (used that dry shampoo today, actually!), except their hairspray because it breaks me out. Bummer, cause it’s such a nice product for cheap!

  99. Stephanie says:

    Even though it’s summer, I wear a full face of makeup whenever I go to work, and on weekend’s when I’m out and about. πŸ™‚ I try to keep it minimal. Just BB creme, translucent powder, bronzer, eyeliner and mascara.

  100. Sara says:

    Very cool giveaway. Love Makeup Forever!

  101. Marian says:

    I went swimming yesterday. I live on a bay and have a pool too so I go almost every day in the summer. I never wear a full face of makeup anymore. I ditched foundation. I wear the rest about twice a week in the summer. I have walked a runway many, many moons ago.

  102. nabel says:

    started my new job today, this makeup would help me look pretty everyday πŸ™‚

  103. Danielle says:

    I am hoping to do a little swimming in the ocean next week when I head to the beach. I can’t wait.

  104. morrigan says:

    Hey Karen thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚ I rarely wear full makeup during summer, but when school is back in *I’m a college student and I do welding <3* you better bet I'll be doing makeup again!

  105. jane says:

    ryan gosling is so hot πŸ™‚

  106. Kathy says:

    Instead of a full face, I’ve just been going for tinted moisturizer and waterproof mascara. If it’s 100 instead of 105 (you know, cold) I’ll throw in a cheek stain.

    Gonna freak when it’s only 70 degrees again!

  107. Katie says:

    I haven’t swam since I spent spring break in Florida, with the humidity I have been experiencing lately this should be a crime. I need to find a pool ASAP.

  108. Nalina says:

    In the summer I almost never wear a traditional full face of makeup. I have super oily skin so when you add the summer heat to that, not even primer and blotting can save me! Foundation and powder go out the window and I stick to bronzer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, lippy stuff and maybe some highlighter. No one wants to see me melt!
    Nalina recently posted … Flaunt it, Girl!

  109. Melissa says:

    Love your blog!

  110. debbie souvatzis says:

    did anyone see good day la today. kat van d walked off the set !!

  111. Debbie says:

    I’m super tired today!

  112. aclearcutsign says:

    Last I swam? Hawaii vacation 5 years ago!

  113. Nikki says:

    it’s my birthday next weekend!

  114. kamala says:

    my first job was at a Bonanza restaurant. it was terrible.
    a Beauty Bonanza would be much better.

  115. bruna louise says:

    cant remember the last time i went swimming… sad. =/

  116. Elizabeth says:

    Love you Karen!!! This is a great giveaway! πŸ˜€

  117. Svetlana says:

    I hope i’ll win this time!

  118. Sjk876 says:

    The heat needs to give it a rest! I’m miserable in these high temps.

  119. Rosie says:

    I last went to the beach last Sunday. I need to go again soon!

  120. Kristy says:

    I rarely wear makeup in the summer, unless I’m going out at night!

  121. Vanessa says:

    This work week has kicked my butt :/. Reading your blog with a glass of vino helps me unwind :).

  122. Emily says:

    …I can’t remember the last time I went swimming? Does hot tubbing count?

  123. Erin says:

    I wear a full face of makeup most days because I work in an office. Super cool in there :).

  124. Vicki says:

    the last time i went swimming was at the beginning of the summer. i need to get back to the beach before the summer ends ! thanks for the chance to win!

  125. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    ooo ladies i just found the cutest dress ever! if i get a job i will obviously splurge!

  126. A P to the G says:

    Swimming?!?! Heck no-daz my eyebrows’es worst nightmare! Lol

  127. laura says:

    i don’t think i’ve been swimming in a long, i’m adding that to the list of things i have to do before summer ends.

  128. IRIS says:

    Wishing I was 20 again…. :-s

  129. Jianing says:

    Call me crazy, but I just went on facebook and someone’s status was that they saw Tom fucking Felton today on the streets.
    And I was in Manhattan today too.
    I’m getting ready to kick that girl’s ass off… I am so jealous. Bye sleep tonight!

  130. Wendy says:

    I went swimming this past weekend with my son but we play with water balloons every afternoon after I pick him up from summer camp.
    Wendy recently posted … Beautylish Mail Haul

  131. Norlyn says:

    I just went swimming today!! I’ve been wanting to go to the pool at my apartment complex all summer, but since I’m new to the state I didn’t know anybody to go with, and its not my boyfriends cup of tea. Today I finally decided to go on my own, and it was so worth it!

  132. Jen L. says:

    Full make up in the summer only lasts for me until the temps rise above around 85, then its tinted moisturizer only!

  133. Thuy says:

    i went swimming over the weekend!

  134. Kaitlin says:

    On Tuesday I am getting my haircut for the first time since MARCH!! O_o And, if I am brave enough, I might get some highlights. I have never dyed my hair before so I am pretty scared of losing my color treatment virginity. Then on Saturday I have an early flight to New York for a week followed by Maine for a week. I am sooo excited! (I’m from the Bay but go to school in Orange County). It will be nice to get out of California. Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Natalie says:

    I’ll wear a full face of makeup maybe 2 or 3 days out of the week. Mostly if I’m only going to be inside on those days. It’s too hot outside to wear more than tinted moisturizer otherwise.

  136. izzie says:

    I’m getting married in a few weeks! woot!

  137. I’ve been sick for the past 8 days and haven’t been wearing any makeup. I met up with some friends today and finally put some decent clothes on and did a full face of makeup….it felt soooo good!!!

  138. Jody says:

    I haven’t been swimming in forever. I literally can’t remember the last time.

  139. Yuri says:

    i only wear full makeup (winter, fall, summer or spring) in special occasion

  140. Lorna says:

    I went swimming two weeks ago. I hardly ever wear a full face of makeup in summer except I make sure I have foundation with an SPF and a lipgloss.

  141. Michelle says:

    Last time I went swimming was before I gave birth to my daughter on June 23, 2011. I was a nice warm summer day.

  142. Allison says:

    I just gave my friend Christine a makeover, and afterwards my friend Scott let me curl his lashes and put mascara on him! He has the longest, thickest, and most luscious eyelashes I’ve ever seen… they look ever BETTER with mascara. I’m so jealous!

  143. Stephanie says:

    I went swimming about a month ago when I was visiting my parents in Palm Desert (and it was 110 degrees out). I’m about to move into my new house which has a swimming pool and I swear that I am going to jump in as soon as we’re all moved in.

  144. michaela says:

    its been gorgeous in rhode island but i haven’t been able to leave my house because i had surgery last week πŸ™

  145. gail says:

    I don’t go swimming much but I have been wearing makeup all summer!

  146. Jhoanna says:

    Need to finish tons of schoolwork!!!

  147. Cassi Teague says:

    Went swimming and floated the river last weekend. Ahhh. Love the river!!

  148. Katie says:

    it is so warm today! and very humid….I need a break from this moisture…and so does my hair!

  149. Zach says:

    All these products are fabulous! I can definitely see some tropical vacations in store for anyone who wins this! πŸ™‚

  150. Elizabeth says:

    Its almost my birthday! EEEKS 24!!! lol

  151. Jo says:

    I FINALLY learned how to swim last summer!…only problem is I haven’t gone swimming since the day I learned! Lets hope that I can still do it =]

  152. Laura says:

    The last time I went swimming would be in early June.

  153. Kelsey Larkin says:

    I went swimming last week at the beach and the waves were huge! I had a great time but I am definitely a little bit sunburned!

  154. Gina G says:

    Ooohh nice! My bicycle is broken, and I have been trying to fix it all day with no luck haha. I had to walk all the way to the store for pizza ingredients.

  155. Angela N says:

    last time I went swimming was about 2 years ago at Wynn in Vegas. I mostly stayed in the shallow end since I don’t know how to swim then my cousin and I decided to run over to the adults pool and we were rushing and I slipped and landed hard on my butt. Not fun at all. πŸ™‚

  156. EJ says:

    I love make up for ever and swimming!

  157. Tuhina Dayal says:

    Just saw Friends with Benefits – and it was actually pretty good.

  158. Resa says:

    I’m really into Shark Tank right now and is wondering if you ever want to invest in a cat potty training kit?!?

  159. Kimber Y. says:

    I’ve been lemming the MUFE Full Couleur lip glosses…that color looks awesome!

  160. Liz says:

    Sadly, I haven’t gone swimming since last summer – it’s still pretty cool around here lately; not exactly beach weather, ):. It usually doesn’t get too warm even in August, which is why I *do* walk around with a full face of makeup in the summer.

  161. Ida R says:

    It’s too hot here to do anything but stay in a air-conditioned area. It was reported that this may be the hottest month we have EVER had in Austin, TX.

  162. Kate & Zena says:

    I haven’t gone swimming in a few years. You have to pay to go swimming just about everywhere clean here now!

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  163. Rebecca says:

    I went swimming today! Took the kids to the neighborhood pool. Before we went, I put a bunch of coconut oil in my hair (didn’t have to melt it as I can’t get the house any cooler than 78 degrees in the sweltering Texas heat) and wadded it up on top of my head, After a few hours of marinating it was smooth and soft after I washed it!

  164. amanda johnson says:

    i love makeup forever!!!!

  165. Kimberly says:

    i wanttt!

  166. Savannah says:

    I need to get my tan on! I need to do some laying out by the pool this week!

  167. Mai says:

    I usually don’t wear a full face during the summer, I think my skin wouldn’t survive it!
    Mai recently posted … We’re Blasting Off Back to the 60s

  168. Caroline says:

    I just bought an awesome maxi dress at Francesca’s! … Love your bloggity blog:)

  169. Kaitlin says:

    I love to go swimming during the summer! I went 2 weeks ago and it was great! Sitting around the pool all day is perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  170. Camille says:

    I’m going to college in a month! I am so blessed to be getting an education, but unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with bronze skin and bouncy curls… πŸ˜‰ hope I can change up my look for adult life! So excited!

  171. Kathleen says:

    Went swimming at a local lake a couple weeks ago with our dogs.. it was fabulous!
    Kathleen recently posted … Product Review: Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 8% AHA Gel

  172. May says:

    love Make Up For Ever products!

  173. Karen says:

    I wish fruits weren’t so expensive… Smoothies are so addicting!

  174. Maria says:

    my week is filled with work, work and more work. what a great prize offer, btw <3!!

  175. Tiffany says:

    I should be studying for my calculus exam tomorrow but im looking at makeup instead! haha addicted to this site <3

  176. Jolyn says:

    I am doing nothing but swimming this summer. I have a season pass to the local waterpark

  177. Nichole Clark says:

    The last time that I went swimming was when my husband & I just took our daughter to the beach for the first time this past weekend.

  178. Shawna O. says:

    I only wear make up if I’m going out somewhere or expecting someone over to visit at my house.

  179. Kelly says:

    I would LOVE to be entered for this contest. It’s fantastic!

    Lets see.. I wear a full face of makeup probably only when I go out to dinner or drinks with friends in the summer. I keep it light, even at work, because sometimes I just wanna sleep in! Haha.

  180. Stephanie Fabian says:

    My school is on a beach so I actually went swimming today! We had a beach party for students since it’s the last week of summer courses. I honestly just wear some milani coralina blush and elf lipgloss and I think I look so hot!! πŸ™‚ I love your blog!

  181. monique says:

    So i totally uve your blog, I check it when I 1st get up in the morning, when I’m in the bubbles, or any possible break I can. It’s truly an beauty-obsession, lol. But anywhoo, I wear a full face of makeup all day every day, because i have to for work. I tried to lighten up my makeup looks every day, but with all the great things that you suggest, I can’t get out of the house with anything less than 10 items! ( from skin care to makeup) I know call me crazy. my husband does, lol. He asks, “can you just walk into a store and not leave with some type of beauty product?” the answer is no dear. πŸ™‚

  182. Maya says:

    Does Make-up Forever mean it will last forever in this terrible heatwave? Cute fishtail braid though!

  183. yVONNE mONIQUE jONES says:

    A big shout out to T-Money and K-Dawg!

  184. Kristina says:

    Took my PCATS today in attempt to get into pharmacy school. During the math section I was about to cry because I thought I got around 30th percentile (With 3 minutes left I randomly clicked answers to 20 out of 48 questions). Got my scores as I left the test, 80th percentile in everything but Reading Comprehension. (Schools like 70 and above so I was all set to get to pharm school). Reading comp had to ruin everything didn’t it? Now I have to retake them πŸ™

  185. Lorraine says:

    Your blog calms my nerves whenever I’m stressed out. It’s informative and a pleasant read at the same time! Keep up the great work!!

  186. Priscilla says:

    Ha! I actually have been on a runway once: “modeling” clothes that are good for professional and interviewing occasions at university. Still laugh at the way we had to walk, then pose on each corner of a catwalk shaped like a capital t. It was fun.

  187. Michelle G says:

    I am madly in love with a wonderful man who lives 1150 miles away. I can honestly say he is my Godsent.

  188. Britany B. says:

    I only own one eyeliner pencil by Make Up Forever. Wish I owned more πŸ™

  189. Anka says:

    Thanks so much for doing these giveaways so often!

  190. Melissa says:

    Just had one of the worst days ever at work. Your site always makes me smile – thanks Karen

  191. Kim Law says:

    I love how they braided the model’s hair. Would love to learn how to do it.

  192. Glenda says:

    please enter me!

  193. mterry2992 says:

    I went swimming a few days ago with my 5 year old cousin πŸ™‚

  194. Sammi says:

    I just saw your post about Olivia Wilde.. I love her πŸ˜€

  195. April says:

    I love your blog! I hope I win!

  196. Wynell says:

    I love MUFE

  197. Nicole O. says:

    Sweeeet! It’s 9pm & I’m currently craving some carne asada fries. πŸ™

  198. Brooke says:

    I haven’t tried the frizz or curl activator, but I’ve been wanting to for some time now. I’ve got hair that is both curly and often frizzy, and the humidity in the summer brings out both.

  199. Sandra says:

    I only wear a full face of makeup when I’m going during the afternoon when it starts getting a bit fresh so my face won’t start melting.

  200. Tasha Milan says:

    I’m a Girl That’s Mac Crazy, I Love My Makeup (:
    I Have Dreams & Hopes That One Day I Will Become a Make-up Artist , To Play Around With make-up & Make Others Feel Good About Them Self & also to make my mother proud (:
    But My Only Dream at This Moment Is For My Mother To Get Well :'(
    Karen I hope If you do read this comment please do pray for my mom (‘=

    Thank You x

  201. Mary says:

    Went swimming just a few hours ago. ^.^

  202. Kim says:

    You look amazing in your Olivia Wilde Chanel Smokey Eye post!

  203. prachi says:

    Can I just say Hi ??? But i did want to tell you that u do awesome job

  204. MODowd says:

    I wear a full face of makeup every day in the summer…unless I’m heading to the beach or know I’ll be spending a great deal of time in the heat.

  205. Sara says:

    I went swim a few days ago, and it was glorious! Swimming never fails to relax me. πŸ™‚

  206. Victoria says:

    I’m going to dc next week- I love the city, but I hate the weather in august!

  207. Emily says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve been swimming. Thanks for reminding me.

  208. mishel says:

    i would love to win this package!!

  209. Lucia says:

    Omg I totally got some mango bars from Trader Joe’s today per your recommendation!! It’s really good, but surprisingly I actually like the cafe latte bars better hehe =)

  210. Marci says:

    I’ve gone swimming more this summer, than I think I have since I was in grade school. Reminded me how much I love to swim πŸ™‚

  211. Delina says:

    I am loving being on vacation and just wearing my Origins Vitazing moisturizer and just having the natural look!

  212. peach_ says:

    I haven’t gone swimming at all this summer, but the humidity is already making me feel like I’m swimming just by breathing!

  213. Kim says:

    I have been obsessed with Trader Joe’s mini vanilla ice cream cones. I have three boxes in my freezer.

  214. Noelle says:

    I love summer!!!

  215. Steph says:

    I’m desperate for a mascara that:
    1. Volumizes without clumps
    2. Will withstand hours of massage and sweating (I’m a massage therapist and also an esthetics student…waxing makes me hot and nervous right now!) without giving me the dreaded raccoon eyes
    3. Removes completely


  216. Maple says:

    the last time I went “swimming” is when I went in the hot tub at my friend’s bachelorette party.

  217. Christine says:

    MUFE & Tresemme ?! Awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

  218. I love my MAC prolongwear foundation. I live in the south and its ALWAYS hot. It keeps my face looking perfect. I just started using ELF face mist instead of powder but you def made me want the pressed prep + prime. P.s. check out my blog! πŸ™‚

  219. Farah says:

    I don’t wear makeup in the summertime!

  220. Anna says:

    I donÒ€ℒt know how to swim!

  221. tricia c says:

    i wear full face makeup prob 2 times a wk.

  222. VictoriaJane says:

    Trying to do pretty lips & mascara even on those days i spend running around outside for my job (almost too hot for anything). I’m about 75% there! MUFE concealer waterproof is great whether you’re swimming, singing in the rain, or sweating in san antonio!

  223. Jessica says:

    i normally dont wear a full face unless im going out. normally i only wear the basics eyeliner, mascara and foundation or tinted moisturizer. today i went to work with out eyeliner and i felt naked.

  224. Bitsey says:

    It is ridiculously hot in South Texas, but I still do a full face of makeup everyday.

  225. Taylor says:

    I used to swim on a swim team but now it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been swimming and before that it was even longer.

  226. Joanne says:

    I haven’t gone swimming since my husband was home from overseas. So it has been over a month

  227. Tina Lane says:

    I never wear makeup when I go swimming…i just find it a waste if I am going to the water. it’ll wash away

  228. Janelle says:

    The last time I went swimming was maybe one month ago.

  229. Kayvid says:

    I love these brands and would love to try new prods…

  230. Kristina E. says:

    I’m going swimming tomorrow for my nephew’s 5th birthday πŸ™‚

  231. Sara P. says:

    I went swimming last week at the gym!

  232. shen says:

    I try not to wear as much make-up in the summer, but when I do, I definitely use primer!

  233. C Williams says:

    I love my husband!!

  234. Jenny W. says:

    I went swimming at the beach last sunday!
    As for the fashion show question, I have done a school fashion runway show. Fun!

  235. Meem says:

    Just one more week til summer classes are OVER!

  236. Shelley says:

    I’ve actually been wearing less makeup than usual when leaving the house…which is different for me.

  237. Jones says:

    I haven’t worn full face makeup in a couple of weeks, because I’m trying to be nice to my skin…if that makes sense, haha. I don’t usually wear too much in the summer anyway, though.

    It’s supposed to get up to 92°F here tomorrow! So ready for fall…

  238. Allison says:

    Glad this blog was on my blog roll…I am grateful I have not walked down the runway because I would have probably fallen flat on my face!!!

  239. lorraine says:

    great cover of adele’s someone like you. have been listening to it all day LONG!

  240. Meng says:

    I just went swimming this past weekend! Ahhh…:)

  241. Rachelle says:

    I’m so glad I got to stock up on EvRev! Love that gloss!

  242. Regina says:

    I want to try that anti-frizz cream for sure!
    Great give away =)

  243. kris says:

    i went swimming 3 days ago. Love California weather!

  244. BooBooNinja says:

    I’ll be happy when Friday comes… two exams to write, then off for a month!

  245. Angelica says:

    I’ve only went swimming twice this whole summer lol

  246. Monica says:

    I usually only wear a full face when I go out at night because it’s a lot cooler!

  247. lp says:

    I hardly see any girls here wearing makeup, its pretty hot or it rains and gets humid!

  248. Rochelle R says:

    the first time i was super happy was when i got a crush on this filipino restaurant store owner’s young son! oh my gosh just thinking about it is making me flutter! but sadly that was the first and last time i saw him! =(

  249. lindsay says:

    I’m eating popcorn. Just thought I’d share that little nugget of info.

  250. Sabah says:

    I seem to have a hard luck with these giveaways! :-s

  251. Laura says:

    This looks so cool!

  252. inaya says:

    made amazing chocoloate souffle/pudding last night

  253. Mayra says:

    My friends hated Cowboys Vs. Aliens but I loved it! Gimmie that blue eyed fox for that long and I’m good!

  254. Cristina says:

    Never won anything in my life, so this would be great.

  255. LuvJaime says:

    Summer is going by fast.. August is right around the corner. I have yet to hit the beaches in Cali.

  256. Catherine says:

    What a great giveaway! thank you =)

  257. Amy says:

    It never really seems like summer in Oregon πŸ™

  258. elwoods17 says:

    Love MUFE! I hope I win!

  259. texxy says:

    I would loooooove to win this giveaway!

  260. Jennifer says:

    It’s about 2:30am and why am I not sleeping? I’m surfing beauty blogs instead! Need some beauty sleep!

  261. Sabrinna says:

    its gonna be my NCLEX today. just hoping id pass it and get my license as a nurse is great enough for me! πŸ™‚ then im off for a vacation~ Thanks for the giveaway Ms. Karen!

  262. Iren says:

    I honestly don’t really watch fashion shows, but I’ve always wondered what kind of products they use on the models. This would be a great opportunity to actually find out! πŸ˜€

  263. Elisa says:

    I love watching the fashion shows!

  264. kristi says:

    All those products look so wonderful. Good luck to everyone.

  265. cherith says:

    last time I went swimming was about 2 weeks ago, in beautiful Portugal! However, I did combine that with a full face of makeup.. a combination which did not work out well for me at all!! Cue pool monster!

  266. Rachel says:

    last time i went swimming was last summer, but that shade of MUFE Glossy Full Couleur would be perfect poolside!

    rachel h.

  267. Supriya says:

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup in the summer!! It melts right off my face even with primer and all, I sweat!!! But when I have an event, wedding etc., I’ll wear full face of makeup. If not, it’s tinted moisturizer, bronzer, mascara and lipgloss!

  268. Chelsie says:

    It would be really great if Tropical Storm Don would dump some rain on my neck of the woods because we haven’t had any measurable rain since May! And oh, my… the heat. Today it’s supposed to hit about 106 again. Makes me dream of fall.
    Chelsie recently posted … Someone hold muh earrings. This could get ugly.

  269. sharee says:

    i try to do my makeup every day. it’s my fav part of the morning.

  270. Jamie says:

    sooo while i’ve never modeled on a runway…i did model in store window’s before πŸ™‚

  271. Lydia says:

    The last time I went swimming was a week ago because I was on vacation!

  272. Kiran says:

    That is a gorgeous giveaway. I am loving MAC powersurge after your post.

  273. Nina says:

    mufe, yes pls. tresemme, yes pls. thank you very much!

  274. Alison says:

    The last time I went swimming was in June on my Caribean cruise!!

  275. Stephanie says:

    I wear a full face of make-up everyday because I am self conscious about my skin, so i feel much better if have make-up on to cover the imperfections.

  276. Bekah says:

    Is it Friday yet….or 5:30 at least?

    I try not to wear heavy foundation in the summer…or ever! As the years have passed I’ve noticed that more and more foundations make me break out.:(

    • nia says:

      You should try Make Up Forever Face & Body Foundation. It is super lightweight but offers wonderful coverage. Equally good is ther HD foundation.

  277. Vanessa says:

    I LOVE coffee! Not much of a comment but it’s first thing in the morning for me and it’s all I can think about. πŸ™‚

  278. Nia says:

    I <3 Make Up Forever!

  279. Lisa says:

    My hair is so long and I can’t decide what kind of haircut to get. To keep it long or not to keep it long?

  280. Esther says:

    Love this giveaway!

  281. Kate says:

    Make Up Forever is one of my all time favourite makeup brands!

  282. Yianna says:

    I love make up forever!! thank u for this giveaway!

  283. Maria says:

    I am so sick and tired of these heat waves on the East Coast! Can’t wait for fall!!

  284. Erica M says:

    I’m going swimming this weekend!

  285. Laurenn says:

    i went swimming sunday!

  286. Christine says:

    The last time I went swimming was last Friday, in Sea Isle City, NJ. It was postively SWELTERING on the East Coast, and even a sea breeze couldn’t help us. The water did… for a minute… it was freezing in the ocean!

  287. Krista says:

    The last time I went swimming, was last summer is Siesta Keys, FL. It was absolutely beautiful!

  288. LauraA says:

    Thanks for the awesome mid-week giveaway opportunity, Karen! Love Tresemme’s products, and am planning to pick up my first MUFE product ever this weekend. πŸ™‚

  289. Erika owings says:

    I’ll bite. Never win….but you never know!

  290. sarah says:

    unfortunately i can’t swim πŸ™ . but i ve worn a ful face of makeup once evrey week during summer cuz we ve a whole lota indian parties / weddings during summmer!!

  291. Melisa says:

    I hope I can win…Fyi I can’t swim… πŸ˜€

  292. kolaleenia says:

    when was the last time you went swimming?
    hunington beach, cali summer 09

    How often do you wear a full face of makeup in summer?
    every work day

    Have you ever walked down a runway for a fashion show?
    i’m a super klutz and i’m sure that would not work out

  293. kelly says:

    i need to swim, i haven’t been yet this summer!

  294. Kim says:

    We just went swimming last night, as a matter of fact! The weather has cooled down considerably (it’s odd that 80 degrees feels cold), but the boys’ sit-on-floating toys came in and they wanted to try them out. I actually spent more time scrubbing the pool liner than swimming, but it makes me happy when the water is sparkly! πŸ™‚

  295. Retweeted!

    My comment? How about…I just bought a house yesteday?!? WHAAA???
    Adj (Tattoos & Champagne) recently posted … It’s Hot Out There, People!

  296. MimiG323 says:

    I’m starting to move this week! Make-up will of course be moved last, as it is most important:)

  297. LMC1971 says:

    The last time I was swimming was April 09…a 1/2 hr. swimming lesson with my then 11 month old son (which he hated btw!) LOL Thanks for the giveaway…I’m a new fan of MUFE!

    Best, LIsa

  298. JJK says:

    Awesome contest! Thanks, Jen

  299. Lucia says:

    Last time I went swimming was last weekend! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  300. Shannon says:

    I went floating in the river on Sunday! woo! It was a good time. πŸ™‚ Not exactly swimming, but close enough for me!

  301. Tzu says:

    love this!

  302. Jennifer says:

    Now this is what I am talking about! I wish I could be a runway model πŸ™

  303. nicole says:

    I don’t like to get in the pool because it feels unsanitary to me, but I do love to lay out by the pool. It was so hot last weekend, I broke down and got in. I like to wear full makeup to work some days, summer or not; it’s a creative outlet for me.

  304. Myr says:

    It’s so hot here! I haven’t worn any makeup for nearly two weeks.

  305. Jade says:

    I can’t find swatches of the MAC glamglass collection anywhere. its frustrating me!

  306. Kaley says:

    These products looks fantastic!

  307. Rachel Phillips says:

    The last time I went swimming was yesterday πŸ™‚ Thanks for all these great give aways!

  308. Jay says:

    About to go swimming today since the rain has finally tapered off.

  309. Carissa says:

    i cant believe that its its almost august!! where is my summer going?!?!

  310. Yujin says:

    hope it rains today! I love rain when im home all day πŸ™‚

  311. Lisa says:

    Oooh that MUFE gloss is the perfect shade for summer!

  312. Ilene says:

    I can’t wait for the weekend!

  313. Melissa says:

    I never wear a full face of make up in the summer unless its for something huge like a wedding. All i need is bareminerals foundation and a swipe of mascara, it’s the best!

  314. Ashley says:

    OMG this is such an awesome giveaway, I love your blog! Believe me with this week I’ve been having this is exactly what I needed to give me a boost. Thanks again =)

  315. Julie L says:

    I’d love to win this! You are so freaking generous w/all these amazing giveaways you have! πŸ˜€

  316. Kris says:

    At my dental appt yesterday, the dental hygienist complimented my gums. That is officially the weirdest compliment I’ve ever received.

  317. Sophie says:

    I would love to try the makeup forever matte bronzer

  318. Melissa says:

    Heading to my local Borders location after work, see if I can get some deals…I really want all five of the George RR Martin A Song of Ice and Fire series! I haven’t been so interested in a book series in a while, thank you Game of Thrones!

  319. ShannonS says:

    I love summer… the hotter the better. It is so hot in Texas right now we are breaking a lot of heat records. Today a cool front must have blown in because it is only 101 instead of 105 haha. I wear makeup everyday (even in the Texas heat). As long as you use primers and have blotting papers with you AT ALL TIMES, your makeup should still look good in the humid heat. Instead of applying my liquid foundation straight on my skin, I mix it with a face sunscreen first and that gives it a more light summery feel (which is best in the heat!).

  320. Maria says:

    I haven’t been swimming in almost a month but I”m making time this weekend for an overdue dip at the beach.

  321. Stephanie says:

    I am looking forward to my trip to NYC next week!

  322. Liz G. says:

    I can’t believe it is almost August and summer is on the downhill. Seems like summer just got here! I love to swim and especially snorkle so any beachy beauty tips are always welcome. I have red hair so I sunburn very easily so sunscreen is a top priority for me!

  323. Christine says:

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup in the summer, unless a tiny bit of tinted moisturizer counts!

  324. Kylee says:

    i went swimming yesterday!

  325. Laura says:

    I went swimming on Monday :p

  326. Jillian says:

    all this summer i havent went swimming in my pool or been to the beach!! im too busy working πŸ™ i need some new makeup to make me happY!!

  327. Dani C. says:

    As much as I love my lip glosses, eyeshadows, blushes (!) and all of that, sometimes I’m happiest with just powder and blush. Sometimes, it’s all you need.

  328. Claire says:

    i wish i had more time to go outside and enjoy the heat

  329. Christine says:

    Love it! Pick me!

  330. Yasmine says:

    Hm… Well, I’m pretty excited for my birthday dinner with friends at this local Japanese steakhouse tomorrow night.

  331. Nicole says:

    I am obsessed with the MTV series Teen Wolf & have a celebrity crush on the one wolf, Derek Hale. Vampires are so last year, this is the year of the wolf…LOL!!!

  332. Trude says:

    Oooo MUFE! Yay! πŸ™‚ Right now I’m on day 3 of a migraine…so that’s pretty much all I can think about. Boo.

  333. Shandi says:

    This would be so awesome to win.

  334. Myan Ria says:

    I LOVE MAKE UP FOREVER. And your blog. The end. (:

  335. Jessica says:

    I put on a full face of makeup yesterday, and had it promptly melt off. Next time I’ll save the glam makeup for evening.

  336. Christy O says:

    I had such a productive work week, but today and tomorrow it has tanked. Stop cancelling your appointments, people!

  337. Connie says:

    I’m moving somewhere with much hotter and more humid summers, so I have to figure out what’s going to work there!

  338. Rachel says:

    I’d love to win! I’m reading this post while eating a rice bowl for lunch, yum

  339. Rebecca says:

    heyyyy thanks for the giveaway!

  340. Katie says:

    In this heat?? There’s no way I’m sporting a face full of makeup except in the evening.
    Katie recently posted … My List.

  341. gowri says:

    . love u loads venkatesh..

  342. snoopysteph says:

    I used to walk the runway as a hair model for Redken! πŸ˜€

  343. Lisha says:

    I wear eye make-up every day, but usually no foundation in summer. Just a little concealer/powder were it’s needed.

  344. Laura says:

    I’d just arrived from two days camping next to the beach πŸ™‚ I’ve being swimming a lot!

  345. Kristie says:

    I’m a dog lover πŸ™‚

  346. Atifa H says:

    Awesome giveaway! I just went swimming the weekend before last.. except it was not planned so I ended up wearing a tshirt and chopped up sweat pants into booty shorts that belong to my little cousin! haha

  347. gina says:

    Never tried MUFE!

  348. Maridelle says:

    I use all the same makeup you use!

  349. Suri says:

    I <3 Tresemme shampoos and conditioners!

  350. Cassie says:

    im sitting on the porch of my hotel room watching the ocean and flipping through the pages of your blog. what a great lunch break!

  351. Chenelle says:

    I love layering mascaras! I find 2 great mascaras that I love (one for length and one for volume) and layer away!

  352. Pam says:

    Thank you for always offering amazing giveaways. Maybe one day I will win!

  353. Basak says:

    I did walk down a runway for a modest fashion show πŸ™‚ I was four and the show was for a fashion class of high school students.

  354. Sarah says:

    I just discovered that a drop of peppermint oil in warm water is the perfect drink to help get rid of an upset stomach = )

  355. Kris says:

    i rarely do full face of foundation in the summer

  356. gina says:

    yay I love makeupforver. annd I get a new car today yay haha 08 altima

  357. olivia says:

    yay this is awesome

  358. nina says:

    i wear a full face every day because of work!! and no vacations for me..otherwise id gladly exchange the makeup for some beachtime! that being said, MUFE is my favoritest brand <3<3<3

  359. Essy says:

    I walked down a makeshift runway in a consignment store’s fashion show. I was 17, had on brown corduroy bellbottoms and a matching brown corduroy vest, and the music in the background was ABBA’s Dancing Queen. It was spectacular!

  360. Jane-a-roo says:

    I just bought Ev-Rev from MAC yesterday. It can’t get here soon enough!

  361. Kelsey says:

    When was the last time you went swimming?
    Just this past Saturday, in my father-in-law’s pool with my adorable baby nephew. πŸ™‚
    How often do you wear a full face of makeup in summer?
    Never, unless it’s for a special occasion (such as a wedding).
    Have you ever walked down a runway for a fashion show?

  362. Barbara says:

    I almost never wear a full face! however, I decided to make the exception when I took a small trip to the century city mall (I knew I couldn’t buy anything, but it was a nice experience!).

  363. Elin says:

    The last time I went swimming was like 18 years ago. Don’t feel sad, I really don’t like it. And the sun, yikes!

  364. Julianne says:

    I wear a full face of makeup about 6 days a week! and the last time i went swimming was sunday night when me and my girls decided to jump in the pool at 5 am! good times πŸ™‚

  365. Jenny says:

    I would have gone swimming months ago but the pool at my apartment has yet to be opened! It’s topped 40 degrees Celcius a bunch of times this summer already, and I would have loved to have use of the pool! And I wear a full face of makeup between 4 and 5 days a week.

    I’ve never tried any MUFE products before, so I really hope to win this giveaway!

    Thanks for your blog, I love reading it πŸ™‚

  366. maxi says:

    living near Daytona beach,Florida and not going for swimming is impossible πŸ™‚ so it happens every now and then ..and i love make up ,wear full make up almost every other day πŸ™‚

  367. Betony says:

    I can’t wait to go to Lake Michigan this summer. Hopefully I can get some time off to go soon!

  368. Fayeth says:

    I’ve been to the pool almost every day this summer… if not the beach! πŸ™‚ I’d love that full-size MUFE smoky lash… I got a sample recently and it’s great!

  369. onegreatsmile says:

    I haven’t been swimming in forever but I went in the Atlantic Ocean last Sunday. It was like a bathtub. Even though cooler would have been better it was actually quite refreshing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  370. Cindy says:

    So far this summer has been the best. Our family has gone out camping at the beach at least twice. We manage to hit the pool to cool off the heat wave here out in the east coast. !!! I think in two weeks we making waves again to the beach out in Ocean City, MD.

    btw I love TREsemme all weather fighting mouse. Keeps my lovely curls in check !!! πŸ™‚

  371. piscolabis says:

    summer days in the swimming pool (8)

  372. Darlene says:

    Such a beautiful day today…

  373. Terri B. says:

    Went swimming in the transparent green-clear water off Florida’s Emerald Coast four days ago. When I meet a deadline I take the four-minute drive to the beach and get the stress out. : )

  374. Erica K says:

    I started the summer off right by spending a week in Mexico w/the hubby & 2 of our best friends!

  375. Sondra says:

    YAY for giveaways!!!! The last time I went swimming was yesterday. I love to swim, but my poor hair has been suffering because of it. Must. buy. a. swimcap. *grimace*

  376. helen says:

    Fantastic giveaway. I’m a big fan of MUFE!

  377. Brianna G. says:

    I make it my mission to not wear a full-face of makeup during the summer time.

  378. helen says:

    what a FANTASTIC giveaway– I love MUFE products!

  379. chibicheeks says:

    It’s been at least a month since I went swimming. Summer’s almost over ;_;

  380. Sherry says:

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup during the summer. It just all sweats off! Thanks for the giveaway!

  381. chibu74 says:

    I so wanna try MUFE products

  382. Sherry says:

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup during the summer–it just all sweats off!

  383. Debra F says:

    I don’t wear any makeup at all during the summer when I’m off from work, but when the new school year starts in September I’ll be back to full makeup everyday
    following and tweeted too –!/fairydancer35/status/96675834068340736

  384. Zoey says:

    I randomly wore a full face of makeup yesterday just to go to the grocery store. It probably melted off in like two minutes with this heat wave and all but I just wanted to look pretty for those two minutes, dangit! Is that too much to ask??? πŸ˜›

  385. Liz says:

    OMG that gloss looks amazing!
    Liz recently posted … Sizzling Summer Giveaway at Beauty Crazed

  386. Enjoying the summer with my baby girl! I guess she got the beauty bug from me cause she loves eyeshadow and lipgloss. πŸ˜€

  387. Ann Marie says:

    I wear full makeup every day. Every.Single.Day. LOL

  388. annette says:

    I could sure use that tresemme dry shampoo on my camping trip in a couple of weeks, or anything else any other time.;)

    BTW the coffee latte bars are really good too.=)

  389. Sarah says:

    I can’t remember the last time I went swimming!

  390. mkdallas says:

    I wish I had a jar of Nutella and a spoon right now…

  391. Joyce B says:

    I haven’t been to the beach in soooo long. But down here in FL, the sand is so hot at this time of year, that you can barely walk on it. I’ll wait till fall.

  392. Wendy A. says:

    I wonder what is happening to the super gloss? Is it being discontinued? does anyone know?

  393. Alayna L says:

    I absolutely love Makeup Forever. I’ve been using their Matt Velvet Foundation for about a year & have just recently been loving their lipgloss. I got a free one from Sephora for being a VIB & I loved it so much, i went buy the full size plus others. I would love to win more makeup forever products. Hope I’m the lucky girl!!

  394. Plz enter me!( Since i live in Brazil, the last time i swin was last month XD )
    Daiane Negretti recently posted … Eu ganhei! Resenha e novidades

  395. Martha says:

    I cant wait for halloween!!!

  396. Amy Chamberlain says:

    I retweeted!!

  397. Amy Chamberlain says:

    But my comment is… Tresemme is an inexpensive brand, worth a try.

  398. Rebecca F. says:

    Always wear makeup….and the changing seasons inspire different looks — color pops — bronzes—and brighter hair in the summer! Love ya Karen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  399. Amy Chamberlain says:

    Yum, nutella on anything.

  400. Maria says:

    Oooooh MUFE! Been wanting to try that for a while! Great giveaway!

  401. Aparna P says:

    I have the mufe hd invisible cover foundation and one of their microperfecting primer. They are both excellent products. Never tried Tresemme though. Did watch their recent new Ads on tv and was thinking about trying their products.

  402. Rebecca says:

    You have the best contests! I would love to give the MUFE products a try for once!

  403. MEENAKSHI says:

    I wear full face of makeup all summer long,Am usually indoors.

  404. Mandy says:

    My garden is looking awesome with all the new plants!

  405. anna says:

    Making spaghetti for dinner tonight with little sausages. Yum!

  406. Sylvia says:

    I love your contests!

  407. Kimberly says:

    I love your blog! Thanks for the give a way!!

  408. Wendy says:

    WOW, great prizes, I would love to enter and hopefully I’ll win!

  409. Shelly says:

    Summer is almost over. πŸ™
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  410. Aida says:

    Thanks for doing giveaways!

  411. I went swimming today, actually! It was great, because we’ve had cool nights, but hot days. The water was nice and cold, and very refreshing!

  412. Susan says:

    I love swimming and grilling in the summertime!

  413. styleezta says:

    about to take a dip in the pool now πŸ™‚
    styleezta recently posted … Trendy Tuesday’s

  414. Kim Cole says:

    I want summer to last FOREVER! If not, I’ll take some MakeupForever!

  415. Julio says:

    Today I tried Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for the first time and I fell in LOVE!

  416. Liz says:

    I’m going to Disneyland tomorrow yay!

  417. Mariee says:

    I just made homemade peach vanilla ice cream. Yum!

  418. Laura says:

    Im an aspiring fashion designer.. so I hope this year Ill be walking down the runway.. with my collection on the models πŸ˜€

  419. Amanda says:

    The last time I went swimming…….last summer!!!

  420. DJM says:

    I love nail polish, but I have this weird habit of only getting french manicures on my hands and then putting OUTRAGEOUS colors on my toes! It’s become a seriously strange, but undeniable habit πŸ˜‰

    Fabulous giveaway!

  421. Jenifer says:

    I’ve been wearing wood winked all summer! Very bronze goddess..

  422. Britt vonstrange says:

    This hasn’t been the best of summers, but it’s not over yet and I am very close to being done with cosmetology school school. I am so excited for that.

  423. Emily says:

    I almost never wear makeup in the summer, just because the heat and sweat makes me not want anything heavy on my face, and especially not swimming or near the pool!

  424. Nancy says:

    You have the very best contests ever!
    I love make up and wear it all the time.. even just to run around the corner for milk.

  425. Nou says:

    i wear full face makeup but in minerials…

  426. Kasey says:

    Even though it is summer, I still wear a full face of makeup. Mostly because of job and I also don’t like to leave the house without makeup!

  427. Katherine says:

    I love Make Up For Ever! I haven’t tried any of those listed by MUFE, but I have tried the tresemme products and I love those! Great giveaway πŸ™‚
    Katherine recently posted … Moving on up, part 2.

  428. Bo says:

    NEVER a full face but always full hair with TRESemme curl holding spray 8~)

  429. Sherry B. says:

    I only wear full makeup on VERY special occasions in summer. Other than that, it’s very pared down.

  430. Karen G says:

    Woo hooo I love MUFE !!

  431. Haley says:

    You know what, I haven’t been swimming in about 2 weeks. THATS JUST NOT RIGHT! Thanks for reminding me, karen! haha πŸ™‚ love your blog.

  432. Haley says:

    i wanna go swimming!

  433. PS says:

    OMG, 450 something comments? Well I guess this is a long shot. Would love to win.

    “like, when was the last time you went swimming?”

    Like 2004 I think?

    * How often do you wear a full face of makeup in summer? *

    During the week I wear make up for work. On weekends I just just use concealer, mascara & a very light power to absorb oil. Would love to go make-up free now that I don’t really break out anymore, but I have some sun damage that I prefer to cover.

  434. Vanessa says:

    Just finished watching so you think you can dance!!Love that show soooo much!:)

  435. Stacie Knight says:

    It’s been 2 years since I’ve been swimming.

  436. Nina says:

    I last went swimming last weekend when I was in Atlantic City. Despite the heat, the water was extremely cold!

  437. Sherrie says:

    I am from Kentucky.

  438. Christina C says:

    I miss going to the beach and wish I had a beach vacation planned!

  439. Bridget says:

    Full face of makeup…yea that’s cuz of my job! Whadaya gonna do?!? πŸ˜‰

  440. Angie says:


    Recently graduated high school and even went to Hawaii for my grad trip! πŸ˜€ now i can’t wait to go to college<3

  441. Rebecca says:

    Full makeup yes, but toned down and sheerer.

  442. Madelynn says:

    I wear a full face as often as I can. I truly just love applying makeup.

  443. brittany says:

    yay meee!!

  444. Wendy K says:

    I finally got ev rev!!! So stoked for it to come in the mail Karen:)

  445. Amy Rouse says:

    It’s so freaking hot here!!! Ugh…..

  446. Amanda G says:

    That is all.

  447. ashley says:

    i usually wear make up when i’m not working in the summer, but with these past few weeks of satan himself taking residency in indiana, i have been slacking. daily, it’s strictly eyeliner & mascara. always but in the tiny family owned restaurant i work in, it’s been staying between 85-90 degrees INSIDE, so…it’s AWESOME! ):

  448. Suganya says:

    Late nights are regrets early morning !!!

  449. Aline Guimaraes says:

    I would loooooove to win this giveaway!

  450. Christine says:

    I am loving that smokey eye look, it is awesome!!!!

  451. waiting for august to hit to get my hands on all those birthday coupons~ haha.

  452. Celina says:

    I <3 MUFE and Tresemme so please enter me in this fab giveaway!!!

  453. Elizabeth says:

    Super cool giveaway!!!

  454. Tina H says:

    Well…. hmmm…. I am getting married in 70 days! I have alot to do….. I technically have ten days to get my invites addressed…. and 3 of those days I will be in Disneyland…. meeting my future mother in law…. so that is all…. not much else going on…. have a good day!!!

  455. bunnada says:

    I really wanna try make up forever !!

  456. Wendy says:

    I haven’t gone swimming in years! And I wear a full face of makeup every day, even in the summer

  457. michelle says:

    It’s been raining here the whole week! Finally see some sunshine peeking out just now. Looking forward to the weekend!

  458. Kendra says:

    I went swimming last weekend at my family’s cabin. Had a blast!!! I got to take my one year old daughter into the water with me for the first time, she loooved it. It was too fun.

  459. Aster says:

    We’re finally starting to see summer up here in the NW, just hope it stays longer than the weekend!

  460. Sarah says:


  461. Your blog is amazing! So professionial and so inspiring.. makes my little blog look like a draft! Hahaha, but I am growing. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! And good luck to all πŸ™‚

  462. Erica K says:

    i have yet to go swimming this year and that is NOT cool man….

  463. Rumer says:

    OMG! Friday is finally here !! πŸ˜€
    Can’t wait till Saturday, 18th party ! πŸ™‚

  464. Tran says:

    The last time I went swimming was about 2 or 3 weeks ago when it was the hottest here

  465. Lucy says:

    I wear a full face of makeup whenever I got out. I need it with the few breakouts I get. I never leave the house without makeup. I just don’t feel like my skin is clear enough to go without. Thanks.

  466. Amanda says:

    the last time I went swimming was years ago…and I live on an island in the middle of the pacific ocean! lol…

  467. Aimey says:

    I have never tried Make Up For Ever, but I love TRESemme, so I know this is a def. win! πŸ˜€

  468. Kathryn says:

    It’s been several weeks since I’ve been swimming, not much free time during clinical year of vet school. Normally in the summers I swim almost every day!

  469. knownever says:

    I loved the makeup for mara hoffman. The big face things gave it a kind of unexpected sort of surfer vibe.

  470. I’m DREADING my oily skin this summer! There’s no “glow”, there’s a nice Pam spray sheen on my face.

  471. Laurenica says:

    Going to see my fave band tonight! yippee πŸ˜€

  472. Megan W says:

    No plans this weekend except to have a successful Weight Watcher’s weight in and sit by the pool!

  473. Lauren says:

    I wore a full face of makeup on Wednesday for my driver’s license renewal pic. It actually turned out half-way decent!

  474. Sheba says:

    I have a huge swollen blemish directly between my eyes…..nothing like a target to look at. =(

  475. Iram says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Makeup Forever but sadly, have no clue where to buy it in the UK.
    Iram recently posted … Citrus Explosion

  476. MMM says:

    I think I am getting sick. BOO

  477. Robyn says:

    I love reading your posts everyday!

  478. LauraJ says:

    I”m off to Wanderlust this evening, then a REi sale

  479. Stephanie86NL says:

    I’m loving me some B&J’s right now!! Brain-freeze!!!

  480. Tess says:

    I went swimming four days ago. I love going to the pool in the summer.

  481. susah says:

    i havent been swimming since…more than a year ago? but ive been by the pool in the past few months =)

  482. Jenn says:

    OOOhhh I would love to win this!!

  483. lauretta says:

    me please!! πŸ™‚

  484. Liz says:

    OMG! Back in high school we had a business outfit fashion show and looking back at the pics is hilarious. My hair is larger than life and the shoulder pads on the suite are even larger! LOL

  485. Parul says:

    I love wearing full face makeup only on special occasions such as wedding or parties πŸ™‚

  486. I wear a full face of makeup every day for work. In the summer it’s the worst!

  487. Leslie says:

    Wow thats a big giveaway YAY!

  488. Brianna says:

    Pick me!!!! I love Makeup Forever!!!

  489. Sandra says:

    I loved your Chanel Olivia Wilde look!

  490. Claudenka says:

    went swimming today πŸ™‚ we’re still experiencing the heat wave!

  491. Milagros says:

    love your pictures πŸ™‚

  492. Inday says:

    As much as I love the water, the cool Bay Area weather means I rarely get to go swimming, boo! And I honestly can’t remember the last time I wore a full face of makeup – most days I just do sunscreen (SPF 50-70 year round!) and powder because I’m such an oil slick, lol.

  493. Candace says:

    My friend’s getting her tragus pierced this weekend (it’s a small inside bit of your ear) and it’s tempting me to get another as well – just my earlobe though πŸ™‚

  494. Julie says:

    nah, no makeup at the beach.. unless im flirting with the cute lifeguard =)

  495. Diane Bassette says:

    tweeted @saraminda ..TreSemme is awesome stuff for what you pay…I went to a hairdressers a LONG time ago and he told me about these products..and he was right!

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